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Lucrecia Dalt

¡Ay!

    Lucrecia Dalt channels innate sensory echoes of growing up in Colombia on her new album ¡Ay!, where traditional instrumentation encounters adventurous impulse and sci-fi meditations on atemporality in an exclamation of liminal delight.

    Dalt’s introspective approach to composition, last surfaced on her entrancing 2020 album No era sólida, refracts across ¡Ay! in a subconscious spectrum of the music genres she absorbed as a child. Treasured sounds and syncopations of bolero, mambo, salsa, and merengue rooted in Dalt’s early surroundings awaken on ¡Ay! and give glow to the album’s contours. The intuitive melodic structures of this music, processed by memory and modular synths, led Dalt to a mirage of her creative origins and the album she has always wanted to make.



    ¡Ay! is a tincture of rich acoustic textures filtered through the warmth of Dalt’s signature machinic distortion, diffused of easily-defined edges as previously explored on No era sólida and her 2018 album Anticlines. Here, vivid incantations of upright bass, wind ensembles and brass form shimmers of harmonic motif, distilled across radiant rhythms. Dalt worked closely with friend and collaborator Alex Lázaro to cultivate new shapes and colors for slowed down tumbaos and bolero percussion patterns. Together they deconstructed the traditional drum kit into serpentine expansions of congas, bongos, temple blocks and timbales, all of which they tuned to dance among Lucrecia’s lucid vocal processions.

    Into this hallucinatory crossing of time and space, Dalt projects a sci-fi mythology rendered through theoretical exchanges with philosopher Miguel Prado. Their mutual interest in consciousness and atemporality summoned the tale of a metaphysical odyssey, cast by Dalt through silken lyrics in her native Spanish tongue. The lush musical world of ¡Ay! offers a soft but obscure landing for an alien entity called Preta, who has gathered a body in the hydrosphere from evaporated dead skin. We follow her first experiences of containment and composure as she navigates our geology and earthly markers of love and time, in contrast with her state as a timeless entity.

    Through Dalt’s soaring vocals, the intimate monologues of this ethereal being oscillate with the album’s vibrant instrumental arrangements. ¡Ay! stages a rare encounter between tropical rhythms and sci-fi storytelling, where Dalt devises her amorphous character to explore love without the expected cliches of romantic genres. Dalt brings lightness and humor to the arc of this melodramatic tale, once again shedding the restraints of convention to break boundaries into abstract, fragmentary relics.

    ¡Ay! is an interjection through which Dalt enters a new dimension in her work – one which connects her legacy of electronic revelations with the moment she reaches a panoramic view of her musical source. In sound and spirit, ¡Ay! is a heliacal exploration of native place and environmental tuning, where Dalt reverses the spell of temporal containment. Through the spiraling tendencies of time and topography, Dalt has arrived where she began.

    On behalf of Lucrecia Dalt and RVNG, a portion of the proceeds from this release will benefit Fundación Mareia, an interethnic, Chocó, Colombia-based organization led by women promoting Afro-centered emancipatory education around black feminism, decolonialism, and community, and encouraging activism, protection of nature, an ancestral care.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. No Tiempo
    A2. El Galatzó
    A3. Atemporal
    A4. Dicen
    A5. Contenida
    B1. La Desmesura
    B2. Gena
    B3. Bochinche
    B4. Enviada
    B5. Epílogo

    Willie J Healey

    Bunny

      Is Willie J Healey your favourite artists’ favourite artist? You better believe it. Alex Turner, Joe Talbot of IDLES, Jamie T and Orlando Weeks are among those who believe, most having come onboard following the Neil Young-meets-The Beatles-meets Elvis Costello charms of his 2020 album ‘Twin Heavy’. And while Willie has largely been the preserve of those in the know, that’s all about to change. When Florence Welch heard his upcoming album ‘Bunny’ via its producer, her friend Loren Humphrey, as well as through YALA! Records co-founder Felix White, she was sufficiently impressed to invite Willie and his band on this autumn’s Florence + The Machine arena tour.

      If you’ve already discovered the album’s introductory track, ‘Tiger Woods’, you’ll have had a first taste of why Florence was so won over. It sees Willie dive headfirst into a style of music he has always loved, but that never previously found its way into his own songs. It’s a low-slung, sensual ‘70s-style jam which simultaneously calls to mind Sly and The Family Stone, Philly soul, ‘Midnite Vultures’-era Beck and a little OutKast.


      TRACK LISTING

      Side A
      1. Woke Up Smiling
      2. Dreams
      3. Tiger Woods
      4. Thank You
      5. Bumble Bee
      6. Black Camaro
      Side B
      1. Sure Feels Good
      2. Chrome
      3. Late Night Driving
      4. Little Sister
      5. Morning Teeth
      6. Bumble Bee Reprise
      7. Bluebird

      Gaz Coombes

      Turn The Car Around

        ‘Turn The Car Around’ is a record that I’ve been building up to for the last seven years,” says Coombes. It’s a record of feeling, an album that captures the ups and downs of modern life and all the small print in between. Written and recorded by Coombes in his gloriously ramshackle Oxfordshire outhouse Studio, he has emerged with the best work of his illustrious career. It’s an album that both taps into the sonic palettes and lyrical themes of its predecessors and marks the third and final part of a trilogy of records alongside 2015’s Mercury and Ivor Novello nominated sophomore album Matador and 2018’s World’s Strongest Man. At the same time it carves a bold new way forward for one of the UK’s most gifted and cherished singer-songwriters. “There’s a lot of subject matter in there that I’ve played with and maybe not managed to see through in the past. I’ve evolved and I feel like I’ve got better at what I do”.

        ‘Turn The Car Around’ features additional instrumentation from members of Gaz’s live band, Garo Nahoulakian, Nick Fowler and Piney Gir. The album also sees Coombes reuniting with his live band’s vocal trio ‘The Roxys’ (a nickname given to them by Nile Rodgers when they shared the bill at a Later with Jools show) to create a rich and nuanced sonic tapestry. Cameo performances appear courtesy of Willie J Healey and Ride’s Loz Colbert, and Coombes shares co-production duties with long-term collaborator Ian Davenport.

        As he celebrates 10 years of his lauded solo career since the release of his debut ‘Here Come the Bombs’, and riding a crest of the Supergrass reunion, the announcement of ‘Turn The Car Around’ solidifies Coombes status as one of the UK’s most interesting, enduring and effortlessly classy artists.



        TRACK LISTING

        1. Overnight Trains
        2. Don’t Say It’s Over
        3. Feel Loop (Lizard Dream)
        4. Long Live The Strange
        5. Not The Only Things
        6. Turn The Car Around
        7. This Love
        8. Sonny The Strong
        9. Dance On

        Nuha Ruby Ra

        My Voice / Eggshells

          Nuha Ruby Ra releases her double A-side 7” “My Voice / Eggshells” on 11 November 2022 via Zen F.C., the label run by Yard Act members James Smith and Ryan Needham. Having bonded during her special guest slot on Yard Act’s May UK tour, Zen FC couldn’t resist asking Nuha to be the next artist in their series of 7”s, following on from Baba Ali and Benefits, not to mention Yard Act’s own early releases.

          Nuha says of the release: “Putting out My Voice on 7” with Eggshells on the flip side is a special little world at night in my head. They’re both purgatory in different ways. it’s a special song for me I wasn’t ready to part with. Until James asked me to be further a part of the Yard Act family and release something on Zen FC!

          I was in the middle of more crazy touring after I left them and decided giving them Eggshells right now is like giving your new best friend your new favourite toy, to show them you really love them. I sort of forgot other people will hear it. Also the toy is a bit weird. My love for Yard Act, as artists and humans is deep! They’ve grown to mean so much to me over the big tour we did together. I’ve found a real kindred spirit in all of them. Not least to say It’s a real honour to be alongside the brilliant artists on Zen FC, Baba Ali, Benefits, Acid Klaus, Elton John.. I think they’re all very good.”

          Yard Act’s James Smith says of the release: “I first witnessed the immense powers of Nuha Ruby Ra on the 31st July 2021, when we shared a new band bill together in the basement of YES Manchester. Covid restrictions had been lifted a week prior and the general etiquette of how to exist in crowded rooms was still being navigated. I watched Nuha's set from the back with a mask on, but the days of rubbing post-show shoulders in the green room were yet to return and so I became a fan, but not yet a friend.

          Her debut mini album came through the post not long after and I listened to it relentlessly. I played it to the band, and we unanimously agreed that if she was up for it we would take her on tour with us. She was up for it. Cosmic. Every member of Yard Act and our touring crew made a friend for life in Nuha when we toured together earlier this year. The least we could do is help a friend and gain cool points by releasing such a banging record on our label. Long live Nuha Ruby Ra, the artist and the human.”

          The Staves

          Dead & Born & Grown - National Album Day 2022 Edition

            Revered indie trio The Staves' debut album 'Dead & Born & Grown' is celebrating its 10th Anniversary on the 12th November 2022. To celebrate 10 years of their debut album the band will be re-pressing Dead & Born & Grown on recycled colour vinyl.

            The album was produced with Glyn and Ethan Johns, who have worked with a plethora of huge artists from past and present between them, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, as well as the likes of The Vaccines, Kings of Leon and Kaiser Chiefs. The Staves are three sisters from Watford who share vocal duties in addition to some contributions on guitar and ukelele.

            This special-edition recycled vinyl is made from 100% PVC recycled material, using waste material and clippings from previous pressings and are re-used. The result is that each vinyl is unique with its own colour combination therefore the colour you receive will be randomized.


            TRACK LISTING

            Wisely & Slow
            Gone Tomorrow
            The Motherlode
            Pay Us No Mind
            Facing West
            In The Long Run
            Dead & Born & Grown
            Winter Trees
            Tongue Behind My Teeth
            Mexico
            Snow
            Eagle Song

            Red Hot Chilli Peppers

            Return Of The Dream Canteen

              Red Hot Chili Peppers announce their brand new studio album, Return of the Dream Canteen which will be released on Warner Records. The surprise announcement was dropped at Denver’s Empower Field to rapturous response as the North American leg of their critically and commercially acclaimed global stadium tour kicked off.

              The news of Return of the Dream Canteen's imminent release marks the band’s second album of 2022, hot on the heels of the platinum-selling chart topper Unlimited Love which was released in April debuting at #1 in the UK. It will also be the band's second Rick Rubin produced album of 2022, and reinforces their reputation as a band at their absolute peak, riding the crest of an undeniable creative wave.

              Continuing to win over audiences across the generations, the band performed a run of sold-out UK/EU dates earlier this year, including two nights at London Stadium. "A scorching European touch-down from the California legends" – CLASH.

              We went in search of ourselves as the band that we have somehow always been. Just for the fun of it we jammed and learned some old songs. Before long we started the mysterious process of building new songs. A beautiful bit of chemistry meddling that had befriended us hundreds of times along the way. Once we found that slip stream of sound and vision, we just kept mining. With time turned into an elastic waist band of oversized underwear, we had no reason to stop writing and rocking. It felt like a dream. When all was said and done, our moody love for each other and the magic of music had gifted us with more songs than we knew what to do with. Well we figured it out. 2 double albums released back to back. The second of which is easily as meaningful as the first or should that be reversed. 'Return of the Dream Canteen' is everything we are and ever dreamed of being. It’s packed. Made with the blood of our hearts, yours truly, the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

              Enumclaw

              Save The Baby

                “I wanna wake up brand new” Enumclaw lead-singer / guitarist Aramis Johnson sings to begin Save the Baby, their massive-sounding debut full-length, out via Luminelle Recordings. The album is a swing for greatness; a collection of life-affirming and deeply personal songs about the importance of chasing after your dreams. Enumclaw is Aramis, guitarist Nathan Cornell, drummer Ladaniel Gipson, bassist (and Aramis’ younger brother) Eli Edwards. Working alongside producer Gabe Wax (Soccer Mommy, Crumb, Fleet Foxes), Enumclaw's Save the Baby delivers an album where on each track the band plays with dynamics while taking their songwriting to the stratosphere.

                Save the Baby is an album about stepping into your purpose, about the determination it takes to not give up on yourself in the midst of heartbreak and setbacks. It’s not a stretch to imagine a younger version of the band getting a glimpse of the future and freaking out by knowing their destiny of making it as a rock star has landed on their doorstep. For fans of all things J Mascis / Dinosaur Jr, Built to Spill and all things 90's Pacific Northwest.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Save The Baby
                2. 2002
                3. Park Lodge
                4. Blue Iris
                5. Paranoid
                6. Somewhere
                7. Cowboy Bepop
                8. Can't Have It
                9. Jimmy Neutron
                10. 10th And J 2
                11. Apartment

                Brix Smith

                Valley Of The Dolls

                  The inimitable post-punk icon Brix Smith is held in high regard for her work with The Fall, The Adult Net andThe Extricated, but even after four decades in the game she’s still embracing new musical horizons with characteristic intensity. Since announcing details of debut solo album, her current adventure has been highlighted by NME, Clash and Louder Than War while picking up fresh airplay at 6 Music.

                  Produced by the Grammy Award winning Youth (The Verve, Jesus & Mary Chain, Killing Joke), Brix’s seemingly effortlessly cool vocals top a mix of power-pop addictiveness, ragged garage-rock riffs and classic grunge melody. Given its explosive energy.

                  The album was started during lockdown, with Brix and Youth collaborating remotely between her home in London and his base in Spain. She has described the album as sounding like a cross between The Breeders and Hole with an atmosphere that’s “very dystopian California.” It features special guests including Susanna Hoffs from The Bangles and Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama and Shakespears Sister.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Living Thru My Despair
                  2. Fast Net
                  3. Aphrodite
                  4. California Smile
                  5. Changing
                  6. Black Rainbow Sky
                  7. Say I'm Ur No.1
                  8. Valley Girl
                  9. All My Luv
                  10. Black Butterfly

                  Guided By Voices

                  Scalping The Guru

                    Scalping The Guru is an archival Guided By Voices release, envisioned and sequenced by Robert Pollard as a cohesive album, featuring select tracks from four GBV EPs released in 1993-1994 by Domino, City Slang, Siltbreeze and Engine Records. These hard to find records are essential for fans of Vampire On Titus and Bee Thousand, with classics including “My Impression Now,” “Matter Eater Lad,” and “Big School.” They feature the line-up that includes Robert Pollard with Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Kevin Fennell, Jim Pollard, Dan Toohey, Greg Demos, and Larry Keller. Recorded on four-track cassette by Tobin Sprout, with some songs lovingly fucked with by Mike Hummel.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Matter Eater Lad
                    2. Damn Good Mr. Jam
                    3. Hunter Complex
                    4. My Impression Now
                    5. Scalding Creek
                    6. Mobile
                    7. Melted Pat
                    8. Glow Boy Butlers
                    9. Hey Aardvark
                    10. Spring Tiger
                    11. Rubber Man
                    12. Big School
                    13. Volcano Divers
                    14. Indian Fables
                    15. Pink Gun
                    16. Dusty Bushworms
                    17. Gelatin, Ice Cream Plum
                    18. Grandfather Westinghouse
                    19. Johnny Appleseed
                    20. Scalping The Guru

                    Early Moods

                    Early Moods

                      The self-titled full length debut of Los Angeles quintet Early Moods is a marriage of classic underground doom like Candlemass, Witchfinder General, Pentagram, Trouble and Saint Vitus, paired with traditional “big box” Heavy Metal melodies and song structure. These two contrasting aesthetics may seem incongruous, but the skilled musicianship of Early Moods — some of whom have played music together since their early teens — manages to find the perfect balance between grit and gloss.

                      “From the beginning, the purpose for this band was to incorporate our love of traditional doom metal with a heavy metal approach,” guitarist Eddie Andrade says. “We wanted to show that heavy doom can be complemented with melodies and harmonies. Black Sabbath meets NWOBHM is what we aim for, really.”

                      The band was founded in 2015 by Andrade and vocalist/keyboardist Alberto Alcaraz after a few years of playing in thrash and death metal projects before the two realized that the classic doom that they’d grown up with was what they really wanted to explore. Going through a few lineup changes while delving deeper into the diverging influences that were calling, Early Moods arrived at the sound and lineup that grew their fanbase locally. The band soon captured the attention of German label Dying Victim Productions, who released their debut EP, Spellbound in 2020. Early Moods is Oscar Hernandez on lead guitar, Chris Flores on drums, Elix Felciano on bass, Alcaraz on vocals/synth and Andrade on guitar.

                      Early Moods was recorded at 7th Street Studios in downtown L.A. by Carlos Cruz (Warbringer, Chris Poland, Power Trip) from October to December of 2021. It was mixed by Allen Falcon of Birdcage Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright of Audio Siege who has worked with bands like Sleep, Obituary, and High On Fire.

                      The album opens with a slow fade of ringing feedback that builds into the main motif, an infectious trilling Iommi-esque guitar line of “Return To Salem’s Gate” that turns on a dime into a double time gallop and just as quickly back again, all the while building subtle harmonies of vocals and guitars. “Live To Suffer” nods to the swinging denim doom of Trouble while “Funeral Rites” takes a more grunge leaning tack with syrupy guitars and Pentagram style narrative structure. The band’s namesake song “Early Moods” begins as an eerie ballad with chorus-soaked guitars playing a sinister riff that slowly grows as Alcaraz sings of tortured souls. Then suddenly it all breaks into a chugging charge with a gloriously simple but effective hammer-on melodic guitar line that soon transforms into a scorching lead. Throughout, the band deftly shows its skill with refined prowess.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Side A
                      01 Return To Salem's Gate
                      02 Live To Suffer
                      03 Early Moods
                      04 Defy Thy Name
                      05 Memento Mori
                      Side B:
                      01 Last Rites
                      02 Curse The Light
                      03 Damnation
                      04 Funeral Macabre

                      Fela Kuti

                      Afrodisiac - 50th Anniversary Edition

                        Fela Kuti (1938-1997) was a Nigerian musician, producer, arranger, political radical, outlaw and the originator of Afrobeat. A titanic musical and sociopolitical voice, Fela’s legacy spans decades and genres, touching on jazz, pop, funk, hip-hop, rock and beyond.

                        Afrodisiac is the fifth in the series of celebratory Fela 50th Anniversary reissues. Like its predecessors in the series, this double LP edition is on color vinyl; LP 1 is green marble and LP 2 is on red marble. The album will be wrapped in a gold foil OBI strip with a brief essay on the album and Fela's global impact on music. The songs on Afrodisiac were tracks that Fela and the Nigeria 70 (Later Africa 70) re-recorded at Abbey Road Studios in 1972 after they had become hits in Nigeria. The best known song on the album, 'Jeun Ko Ku’, is listed by its Pidgin title ‘Chop and Quench’ on this album. It’s a satire about gluttony and Fela's first major hit across West Africa. ‘Chop and Quench’ means ""eat and die"" in Standard English.

                        Afrodisiac was first reissued on vinyl in 2014 as part of the Fela Box Set #3 curated by Brian Eno. Eno played Afrodisiac for David Byrne and it was a huge influence on Talking Heads when they recorded Remain In Light -- there is a bonus track called ‘Fela's Riff’ that nods heavily to the influence of hearing Afrodisiac and Fela's music for the first time.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        SIDE A:
                        1. Alu Jon Jonki Jon

                        SIDE B:
                        1. Chop And Quench

                        SIDE C:
                        1. Eko Ile


                        SIDE D:
                        1. Je'nwi Temi (Don't Gag Me)

                        Dave Rowntree

                        Radio Songs

                          Rowntree came to prominence as a founding member of the rock band Blur, one of the most successful British bands of the last two decades. The drummer's first solo single, London Bridge was produced with Leo Abrahams (Wild Beasts/Brian Eno/Ghostpoet). It heralds the start of an exciting new project for Rowntree, over three decades since Blur formed back in 1989. London Bridge is an enticing opening statement. Deceptively bright and upbeat, with its staccato ‘la-la-la-la’ hook line, the music belies a lyrical sense of dread. As proficient with a synth or guitar as he is behind the drum-kit, Rowntree’s innate ear for a melody is given free-reign on this scuzzy but impactful, lo-fi number.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. Devil's Island
                          2. Downtown
                          3. London Bridge
                          4. 1000 Miles
                          5. HK
                          6. Tape Measure, Feat Juliyah
                          7. Machines Like Me
                          8. Black Sheep
                          9. Volcano
                          10. Who's Asking

                          Panda Bear & Sonic Boom

                          Reset

                            Although Panda Bear and Sonic Boom are no strangers to each other’s music, Reset marks their first collaborative release. When SB pitched an idea to take their working relationship to the next level, he reckoned PB might reject the proposition outright—in the nine gloriously, feverishly hook-bound tracks of Reset, though, you can hear exactly how much he loved the prospect.

                            SB’s notion was simple enough: After lugging his records to Portugal years ago, his fascination was renewed by old favorites and standards he had not heard in years. Something struck him, the way the ornate intros by Eddie Cochran or the Everly Brothers felt largely like stage curtains, compelling in their own right even if they had very little to do with the hits that followed. SB began crafting loops from these preambles, twisting and bending the parts like scrap metal before sending them onto PB.

                            The kernel of Reset emerged not long after international lockdowns began. If making it supplied temporary medicine for the duo, it is now permanently so for the rest of us, a reminder that sometimes playing and singing along to old favorites with friends can be enough to make the world feel a bit better.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. Gettin’ To The Point
                            2. Go On
                            3. Everyday
                            4. Edge Of The Edge
                            5. In My Body
                            6. Whirlpool
                            7. Danger
                            8. Livin’ In The After
                            9. Everything’s Been Leading To This

                            We Are Scientists

                            Lobes

                              Hot on the heels of 2021’s Huffy (which reached #1 on the UK indie chart), New York indie rock legends We Are Scientists return with their 8th studio album, Lobes. Largely written at the same time as Huffy and once again self-produced, Lobes stays glued to the indie dance floor but showcases a darker, more electronic pop sound than its rock indebted predecessor. Always present though are the catchy melodies and soaring choruses which have become the band’s calling card over their near 2-decade career. 

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1: Operator Error
                              2: Dispense With Sentiment
                              3: Human Resources
                              4: Lucky Just To Be Here
                              5: Turn It Up
                              6: Settled Accounts
                              7: Here Goes
                              8: Parachute
                              9: Less From You
                              10: Miracle Of '22

                              Sonic Youth

                              The Destroyed Room - 2022 Repress

                                Choice collection of B-sides, rarities, alternate takes and previously unreleased tracks dating back to 1993.

                                New York’s most influential avant-garde rock band, Sonic Youth, follow up their critically acclaimed 2006 release, Rather Ripped, with a special set sure to please fans and completists. The Destroyed Room: B-Sides And Rarities, a collection of near-hidden Sonic Youth gems hand-picked by the band, brings together songs from throughout the band’s tenure at Geffen Records. Focusing on tracks previously available only on limited-edition compilations, vinyl-only releases, or as B-Sides or international singles, The Destroyed Room also features material that has never before been released.

                                This deluxe, double-vinyl LP edition is being released on the band’s own Goofin Records imprint with a CD version available via Geffen

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. Fire Engine Dream - (2003) Outtake From Sonic Nurse
                                2. Fauxhemians - (2001) From Noho Furniture Sessions; Originally Released On All TomorrowÕs Parties 1.1
                                3. Is It My Body? - (1993) B-Side From The Sugar Kane Single
                                4. Razor Blade - (1994) B-Side From The Self-Obsessed And Sexxee Single
                                5. Blink - (1999) From The Pola X Soundtrack
                                6. Campfire - (2000) From The At Home With The Groovebox Compilation
                                7. Loop Cat - (2003) From The You Can Never Go Fast Enough Compilation
                                8. KimÕs Chords - (2003) Japanese Bonus Track From Sonic Nurse
                                9. Beautiful Plateau - (2003) Japanese Bonus Track From Sonic Nurse
                                10. 3 Sectional Love Seat - (2001) From Noho Furniture Sessions
                                11. Queen Anne Chair - (2001) From Noho Furniture Sessions
                                12. The Diamond Sea (1995) LP Version, Alternate Ending. 

                                Sonic Youth

                                Confusion Is Sex - 2022 Repress

                                  Originally slated to be a 7” to follow up their self-titled debut, Sonic Youth’s Confusion Is Sex blossomed into the band’s first album: a brain-bludgeoning, completely fried endeavor of dissonance and disarray, a perfect soundtrack for running from a chain-wielding gang near the SIN Club. This was the sound of 1983 New York City, nothing like the jangly roots of college radio rock starting to formulate in Athens, Georgia. It sounded like no one else on Earth, for that matter. The raw, Wharton Tiers 8-track production is dark, the Kim Gordon- scrawled cover figure art of Thurston Moore is dark, Lee Ranaldo’s back cover photo-collage and Catherine Ceresole’s crumpled-xeroxed images that adorned the inside are dark.

                                  It’s an album that moves Sonic Youth forward from their first EP almost by devolving backwards into true ugly, lo-fi primitivity. The bareboned arsenal of junkpile guitars and implementation of alternate tunings was growing, and so were the songs that matched the individual attributes of each instrument: certain ones groan and growl a specific way that the band started to realize itself could become the compositional germ of a song. Herein is the threshold of a new explosion of the band’s creativity, replacing the comparatively cleaner buzz of the Sonic Youth EP with guitars that spew fractured, uglier chunks of sound everywhere, held down by menacing minimalist basslines (actually played by Thurston on half of this LP, and for the only time ever on “Protect Me You,” Lee) and the brutal-yet-controlled metronomic drumming of Jim Sclavunos, augmented with replacement drummer Bob Bert’s notable bashing on “Making the Nature Scene” and grotty no-fi live rendition of “I Wanna Be Your Dog.” Hearing the crashedwindow intro of “Inhuman” and subway-brake screech of “The World Looks Red,” you can attest that while Sonic Youth’s guitars are not quite yet being utilized in the totally controlled, lyrical fashion seen later on albums like Evol, Daydream Nation et al., they were well aware of the colors and tonalities that were unfolding and the possibilities presented. Also, they were getting a grasp on adding colors to the chaos with tempered, simmering moments like Gordon’s “Shaking Hell” and Renaldo’s chimy, home-taped “Lee is Free.” “Making the Nature Scene” and “The World Looks Red” even toss in glints of hip-hop vocal approach way ahead of its time, albeit through a blender. While its confrontationalism might have put off some critics, time has rewarded Confusion with a truly distinctive air and atmosphere in the Sonic discography, enough to have Moore declare it his fave along with the band’s swan-song The Eternal

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1 (She’s In A) Bad Mood
                                  2 Protect Me You
                                  3 Freezer Burn / I Wanna Be Your Dog
                                  4 Shaking Hell
                                  5 Inhuman
                                  6 The World Looks Red
                                  7 Confusion Is Next
                                  8 Making The Nature Scene
                                  9. Lee Is Free

                                  The Wedding Present

                                  Astronomic / Whodunnit

                                    Tenth release in monthly series.

                                    Botch

                                    We Are The Romans

                                      Legendary Tacoma, Washington mathcore/hardcore/metal band Botch’s second and final full-length album We Are the Romans was originally released in 1999, eventually becoming one of the most ground-breaking records during a pivotal shift in heavy music. Now, the band’s seminal album is set to be re-issued and will include Botch’s first new song in over 20 years, “One Twenty Two”. There was never any intention for the band to release anything else, but when guitarist David Knudson went to write his debut solo LP, it made sense. He explains: “During Covid, I was writing my debut solo LP, and mentally, I was sick of everything in quarantine. Lots of frustration had set in at home, and I figured the best way to deal with it was to write something heavy. I had no intention of writing anything for Botch, but when I was thinking of a singer to collaborate with, I thought, “Hey, I know the best hardcore singer ever to do it,” so I hit up Dave V. He was super excited and so it just kind of snowballed from there. There was never any intent or conversation about getting back together or writing. It just happened so naturally and was a great release for all of us to make it happen without any of the traditional pressure an “active” band faces.” Bassist Brian Cook, guitarist David Knudson, drummer Tim Latona, and vocalist Dave Verellen formed Botch in 1993, eventually becoming one of the most significant bands of their time. Their final show was June 15, 2002, the same day as the release of their final EP, An Anthology of Dead Ends. The members would go on to play in These Arms Are Snakes, Minus the Bear, and Russian Circles, among others, with acclaim for the band coming mostly post-breakup. We Are the Romans went on to become one of the most influential albums ever for the genre garnering posthumous acclaim across the board.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      To Our Friends In The Great White North
                                      Mondrian Was A Liar
                                      Transitions From Persona To Object
                                      Swimming The Channel Vs. Driving The Chunnel
                                      C. Thomas Howell As The 'soul Man’
                                      Saint Matthew Returns To The Womb
                                      Frequency Ass Bandit
                                      I Wanna Be A Sex Symbol On My Own Terms
                                      Man The Ramparts
                                      One Twenty Two

                                      Darren Hayman

                                      You Will Not Die

                                        When Darren Hayman made his debut in 1997 with the acclaimed indie band Hefner his lyrical remit was the broken hearted. His early songs told the story of the lonesome and lost, and broken dreams of love on the back streets of London. After Hefner, Hayman’s palette grew to include a unique take on place and memory. In the early 2000s he wrote a trilogy of albums around the history of Essex. In 2012 he made an instrumental album describing the tranquillity of Lidos. In 2016 Darren was awarded ‘Hardest Working Musician’ by the Association of Independent Music for his epic project on Thankful Villages, the 55 villages that survived the Great War with no casualties. His most recent record, 12 Astronauts, tells the personal story of the only men to have walked on the Moon. Darren is continually obsessed with the idea of what songs can be, and the stories they can tell.

                                        As he explains, “With projects like Thankful Villages, I became interested in what a record could be, using field recordings, interviews and songs to make sound collages. I wanted to return to the stricter art of song writing and try and make the twelve best compositions I could. I wanted to make useful songs, words that could be comfort, not just thoughts that would depress.”

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        A1) How It Could Be
                                        A2) You Were My Map
                                        A3) Don’t Haunt Me
                                        A4) A Real Human Being
                                        A5) Let’s Drift
                                        A6) Love Is Through
                                        B1) Otium
                                        B2) A Room Within A Room
                                        B3) No Lime For The Gin
                                        B4) The Safest Way
                                        B5) Turn My Grey Tick Blue
                                        B6) Feel Like This Every Night
                                        C1) Girls Who Look Like You
                                        C2) Here’s The Stillness
                                        C3) Loser Run
                                        C4) Say You Want To Be Alone
                                        C5) We Are Repaired
                                        C6) Easter Gold
                                        D1) Actually I Still Really, Really Miss You
                                        D2) Holiday Eyes
                                        D3) Where Were You
                                        D4) Adverse Camber
                                        D5) I Am Owned
                                        D6) You Were Always Here 

                                        DJ Clyde

                                        Trad Vibe

                                          We are in 1994, DJ Clyde left the group Assassin and launched the 1st French Mixtapes but he sees even further and launches into the production for the 1st time since he became a hip-hop activist. His set up seems very simple but unusual and innovative for the time especially in France with a SP1200 and two S950 and a maximum of Soul, Funk, Jazz vinyls that he digs with his crew Hypnotyc Djs (Dj Clyde, Dj Max, Dj Asko). The project is also exceptional because it comes from a cassette archived by Clyde of beats sent for the album Paris Sous Les Bombes of the famous group Suprême NTM (3rd album of the group).

                                          Of course you will not find the beats released with his last but all the unselected gems that reveals the talent and the advance that Dj Clyde had taken in the production at that time! More than an instrumental album or beat tape, this project is a testimony of the history of Hip-Hop and moreover of Beatmaking in France in the 90s which was not supposed to see the day.

                                          The cover is made by the talented grafiti artist Cyril "Kongo" of the famous and historical crew of graffiti artists MAC (founded in 1986 in Montreuil).

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Sortie D'Egypte
                                          Undefeated
                                          Summer Madness
                                          The Right Path
                                          Golden Age
                                          Unpredictable
                                          Easy On Sunset
                                          Heavy Load
                                          Inner Voices
                                          Hypnotyk
                                          Second Degré
                                          Propaganda
                                          Prophecy Revealed
                                          Back In The Days
                                          Vortex
                                          Da Legacy
                                          Brotherhood
                                          Victory

                                          The Go! Team

                                          Get Up Sequences Part 2

                                            Over their six albums The Go! Team have taken sonic daytrips to other lands-musically dipping into other cultures. But now on this, their seventh-they’ve bought around-the-world ticket....Benin, Japan, France, India, Texas and Detroit-all stops along the way. Wildly different voices from wildly different cultures side by side but all still sounding unmistakably Go! Team. Setting the course for a kaleidoscopic, cable access, channel hop.

                                            On the vocal roll call there’s Star Feminine Band, an all-girl group from West Africa, the Indian Bollywood playback singer Neha Hatwar, Kokubo Chisato from J-Pop indie band Lucie Too, 19 year-old Detroit rapper Indigo Yaj, Hilarie Bratset (ex-Apples in Stereo), Brooklyn rapper Nitty Scott, and a whole host of others, alongside Go! Team staple Ninja.

                                            “Maybe it's an anti-Brexit reflex,” says Parton. “A rejection of flag-waving and inward-facing. But this is no Coke ad, some Valium vision of joining hands on a hillside. The Go! Team has always been about knowing what’s happening but focusing on the good shit. It’s about where you let your attention settle”.

                                            Picking up from 2021’s “Get Up Sequences Part One”, Part Two continues the feeling of Technicolour overload. “A feeling that there is so much good shit out there that you are grabbing it all at the same time. The record is saying: “Look at this. Look at this”. When you listen to it I just want the saturation of the world to be turned up”.Simultaneouslymessy and tight, chaotic and coherent both albums have an obsession with the power of a bassline and a backbeat. "For me each successive Go! Team record just gets fucking groovier and for me grooviness is life”, Parton says.

                                            It’s a journey spanning Cyclone Tracey wig-outs, chroma key sitar psychedelia, Casiotone anthems, spoken word melodrama and kalimba callouts. Brill building melodies leading to musical handbrake turns, four track into panoramic. Eighteen years after their debut LP The Go! Team are still unlike anyone else and on "Get Up Sequences Part Two" they sound as fresh as a club soda....

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Look Away, Look Away
                                            Divebomb
                                            Getting To Know (All The Ways We're Wrong For Each Other)
                                            Stay And Ask Me In A Different Way
                                            The Me Frequency
                                            Whammy-O
                                            But We Keep On Trying
                                            Sock It To Me
                                            Going Nowhere
                                            Gemini
                                            Train Song
                                            Baby

                                            Djivan Gasparyan

                                            Moon Shines At Night - 2022 Reissue

                                              “Gasparyan’s playing produces an equal amount of sadness and sweetness in every note, every phrase, and every song. Simply graceful.” - All Music

                                              First ever vinyl edition of Djivan Gasparyan’s exquisite second album recorded in 1993, a decade after his classic debut album, ‘I Will Not Be Sad In This World’. Produced by Michael Brook.

                                              Single LP with printed inner includes digital download card to full album plus bonus Machinefabriek rework of the title track.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Lovely Spring
                                              Sayat Nova
                                              7th December 1988
                                              Don't Make Me Cry
                                              You Have To Come Back To Me
                                              Tonight
                                              They Took My Love Away
                                              Moon Shines At Night
                                              Apricot Tree
                                              Mother Of Mine

                                              Djivan Gasparyan

                                              I Will Not Be Sad In This World - 2022 Reissue

                                                “Without doubt one of the most beautiful and soulful recordings I have ever heard” - Brian Eno

                                                “It sounds for all intents like music from another world” - Los Angeles Times

                                                A widely acknowledged classic by the undisputed master of the duduk, a traditional woodwind instrument from Armenia. A double-reed instrument of ancient origin and noted for its unique, mournful sound. Originally released in the Soviet Union in 1983, Brian Eno came across the musician during a visit to Moscow in the late 1980s and subsequently introduced the record to Western audiences via a reissue on his Opal label.

                                                Available on vinyl for the first time in 33 years, restoring the original 1983 artwork to its former glory, this is a unique and powerful musical statement that has had a lasting cultural impact.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A Cool Wind Is Blowing
                                                Brother Hunter
                                                Look Here , My Dear
                                                I Will Not Be Sad In This World
                                                Little Flower Garden
                                                Your Strong Mind
                                                The Ploughman
                                                Dle Yaman

                                                Djivan Gasparyan

                                                I Will Not Be Sad In This World / Moon Shines At Night

                                                  2CD anthology of two classic albums - ‘I Will Not Be Sad In This World’ / ‘Moon Shines At Night’ - by the Armenian master of the duduk.

                                                  ‘I Will Not Be Sad In This World’

                                                  “Without doubt one of the most beautiful and soulful recordings I have ever heard” - Brian Eno

                                                  “It sounds for all intents like music from another world” - Los Angeles Times

                                                  A widely acknowledged classic by the undisputed master of the duduk, a traditional woodwind instrument from Armenia. A double-reed instrument of ancient origin and noted for its unique, mournful sound. Originally released in the Soviet Union in 1983, Brian Eno came across the musician during a visit to Moscow in the late 1980s and subsequently introduced the record to Western audiences via a reissue on his Opal label.

                                                  ‘Moon Shines At Night’

                                                  “Gasparyan’s playing produces an equal amount of sadness and sweetness in every note, every phrase, and every song. Simply graceful.” - All Music



                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  I Will Not Be Sad In This World
                                                  A Cool Wind Is Blowing
                                                  Brother Hunter
                                                  Look Here , My Dear
                                                  I Will Not Be Sad In This World
                                                  Little Flower Garden
                                                  Your Strong Mind
                                                  The Ploughman
                                                  Dle Yaman

                                                  Moon Shines At Night
                                                  Lovely Spring
                                                  Sayat Nova
                                                  7th December 1988
                                                  Don't Make Me Cry
                                                  You Have To Come Back To Me
                                                  Tonight
                                                  They Took My Love Away
                                                  Moon Shines At Night
                                                  Apricot Tree
                                                  Mother Of Mine

                                                  Douglas Andrew McCombs

                                                  VMAK

                                                    'VMAK' is the first ever solo album by acclaimed bassist Douglas Andrew McCombs.

                                                    McCombs is one of the most highly regarded bassists / guitarists working today, known for his pioneering band Tortoise, his bass playing in Chicago’s Eleventh Dream Day, and his innovative instrumental group Brokeback. He has released albums with guitarist David Daniell and collaborated with the likes of Tom Zé to Yo La Tengo, Stereolab to Daniel Lanois. In addition to being the touring bassist for The Sea and Cake, McCombs has somehow found time to form a new trio Black Duck with guitarist Bill MacKay, and percussionist Charles Rumback.

                                                    Douglas McCombs’ ‘VMAK’ is a window into one of the most distinguished and distinct voices in guitar music for the last three decades, effortlessly stretching the boundaries of the guitar while staying firmly grounded by blissful, uncanny melody.

                                                    McCombs’ debut solo album is a mix of improvisation, textural explorations and recurring melodic themes. The album title was lifted by the well-travelled McCombs from one of the visas packed into his current passport, the stamp a reminder of how far his music has taken him - literally all over the world. Not since McCombs’ solo outlet Brokeback blossomed into a full-fledged rock unit has his singular approach to solo guitar playing been exhibited in such striking detail. Taking after Brokeback’s classic ‘Morse Code in the Modern Age: Across the Americas’, ‘Two To Coolness’ is a piece that McCombs refined through a series of improvised performances and features Calexico drummer John Convertino, as well as singer / guitarist / synth player Sam Prekop (also of The Sea and Cake). ‘Green Crown’s Step’ was largely improvised working through melodies and patterns. The stately ‘To Whose Falls Shallows’ reshapes three key themes that Tortoise and Brokeback fans will find to be signature McCombs, buoyed by fellow Brokeback member James Elkington (Tweedy), who also engineered and mixed the album.

                                                    On the album, McCombs plays with spare instrumentation and primarily plays electric and acoustic guitars as well as the Bass VI, drawing out textures that stretch the scope of his instruments. McCombs’ work is pastoral and expansive, his playing is refined and nuanced, and his melodies often bely his admiration for Ennio Morricone as his guitar imbues endlessly sprawling fields of the Midwest with the same sense of magic. It is a true pleasure to hear him perform in such an intimate way. This is an absolute essential for followers of McCombs and newcomers alike, as the album lays bare his influence on each of his groups as well as firmly stakes McCombs as a force all his own.


                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Two To Coolness
                                                    Green Crown’s Step
                                                    To Whose Falls Shallows

                                                    The Soft Pink Truth

                                                    Is It Going To Get Any Deeper Than This?

                                                      Hot on the heels of the sold-out limited EP, ‘Was It Ever Real?’, The Soft Pink Truth release super catchy, sexy contemporary disco banger, ‘Is It Going To Get Any Deeper Than This?’. Throughout the ten songs of the album, the provocation to go ‘deeper’ prompts promiscuous moves across the genres of disco, minimalism, ambient, and jazz, sliding onto and off of the dancefloor, sweeping higher and lower on the scale of frequencies, engaging both philosophical texts re-set as pop lyrics and wordless glossolalia.

                                                      Daniel’s romantic and musical partner MC Schmidt and friend Koye Berry play piano, Mark Lightcap (Acetone, Dick Slessig Combo) plays acoustic and electric guitar, Jason Willett (Half Japanese) plays bass, Nate Wooley plays trumpet, Brooks Kossover (Drugdealer) plays flute, John Berndt and Andrew Bernstein (Horse Lords) play saxophone, and shakers, shekere, tumba, triangle and cajon parts are played by Cuban percussionist Ayoze de Alejandro Lopez. There are chamber instruments as well: harpsichord by Tom Boram, harp by Obadias Guerra, Irish harp by Una Monaghan and, on many tracks, lush string arrangements by Turkish arranger Ulas Kurugullu for violin, viola, and cello that recall the Love Unlimited Orchestra found on classic Barry White albums.

                                                      Sidestepping retro kitsch but paying homage to highly personal interpretations of disco such as Arthur Russell, Don Ray, Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, and Mandré, or the jazz funk of Creed Taylor and CTI Records. Its emphasis on slowly morphing deep house grooves will also appeal to fans of DJ Sprinkles, Moodymann, and Theo Parrish.

                                                      Gorgeous artwork designed by Robert Beatty, known for his work with artists such as Tame Impala, The Flaming Lips, The Dream Syndicate, Thee Oh Sees, Neon Indian, and Oneohtrix.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Deeper
                                                      La Joie Devant La Mort
                                                      Wanna Know
                                                      Trocadero
                                                      Moodswing
                                                      Sunwash
                                                      Joybreath
                                                      Deeper Than This?
                                                      Toot Sweet
                                                      Now That It’s All Over

                                                      µ-Ziq

                                                      Hello

                                                        Planet Mu owner Mike Paradinas (a.k.a. µ-Ziq) wraps up 2022 with his 3rd release of new material this year. ‘Hello’ is the mirror image of the ‘Goodbye EP’. The intensity is heightened, the breaks more manic and melodies inhabit every corner. The material is the final chapter of the ‘Magic Pony Ride’ material and even includes another version of that track. 'Iggy’s Song’ has a slowed down sample of Mike’s son screaming, ‘Ávila’ is an ode to his father’s hometown in Spain and ‘Green Chaos’ even includes a nod to RP Boo. On Side B things get more interesting. ‘Pyramidal Mind Dispersion’ slows things down while amping up the tension, Modulating Angel is at drum & bass tempo but with a choir of angels from hell in the background, while the final two tracks recall the experimentation and melodies of Lunatic Harness.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        LP:
                                                        A:
                                                        1. Hello
                                                        2. Iggy's Song
                                                        3. Magic Pony Ride (Pt.3)
                                                        4. Green Chaos
                                                        5. Ávila
                                                        B:
                                                        1. Pyramidal Mind Dispersion
                                                        2. Modulating Angel
                                                        3. Pentagonal Antiprism
                                                        4. Metabidiminished Icosahedron

                                                        CD:
                                                        01. Hello
                                                        02. Iggy's Song
                                                        03. Magic Pony Ride (Pt.3)
                                                        04. Green Chaos
                                                        05. Ávila
                                                        06. Pyramidal Mind Dispersion
                                                        07. Modulating Angel 08 Pentagonal Antiprism
                                                        09. Metabidiminished Icosahedron
                                                        10. Goodbye VIP
                                                        11. Giddy All Over
                                                        12. Moise
                                                        13. Rave Whistle
                                                        14. Rave Whistle (Darkside Mix)
                                                        15. Rave Whistle (Jungle Tekno Mix)

                                                        Ritual Howls

                                                        Ritual Howls - 10 Year Deluxe Edition

                                                          RIYL: Bauhaus, Leonard Cohen, The Cramps, Sisters of Mercy, The Birthday Party, Ennio Morricone.

                                                          Detroit based 3-piece combining a blend of industrial, deathrock, drum machines, gothic elements, soundtrack scapes, spaghetti western guitars and a thick, rumbling bass tone. Features new mixes by Adam Stilson, mastering by Rafael Anton Irisarri and a re-imagining of the original artwork by Chris Samuels.

                                                          The vinyl & CD packaging includes a 12-page booklet of photos, lyrics and images from the original release date, (2012/2013) The story of Ritual Howls begins in a southwest Detroit basement in the early winter of 2012. Singer/guitarist Paul Bancell had been writing and performing solo as well as in several bands and was looking for collaborators for a new project. Ben Saginaw (bass) and Chris Samuels (synths, drums, drum machines) were acquatances that became natural fits. With the help of a friend (Jeff Navarre), they recorded their first full-length in Ben's art studio using a laptop. Paul tracked vocals at home in his bedroom and, not wanting to relinquish control, mixed and mastered the album himself. A formidable introduction to the band's haunting, cinematic blend of twangy industrial rock, their self-titled album established the band as a unique force in the landscape of dark music, both past and present. Separated by a decade, four LPs, two EPs later, Ritual Howls is an impressively cohesive first effort and testament to the band's vision that, even in its infancy, forged a distinct sound that has only matured with perfection over time.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          01. The Year Of Fear
                                                          02. Cemetery Guards
                                                          03. Keep Those Stones Up
                                                          04. L’Atalante
                                                          05. Rosabelle Believe
                                                          06. Anchorites
                                                          07. Hell Fuck
                                                          08. The Mark
                                                          09. Sacred Awe

                                                          Lady Blackbird

                                                          Black Acid Soul (Deluxe Edition)

                                                            Set for release on 28th October, the deluxe edition of Lady Blackbird’s debut album ‘Black Acid Soul’ comes with a staggering 11 additional songs, encompassing brand new material such as stunning single ‘Feel It Comin’ and remixes commissioned by the likes of electronic, jazz, funk luminaries Emma-Jean Thackray, Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy and Greg Foat.

                                                            Originally released in 2021, ‘Black Acid Soul’ received enormous critical acclaim; The Sunday Times named her their Breaking Act, stating that she “brings a singing voice of extraordinary nuance and immaculate phrasing to a selection of covers/reworkings and pindrop originals” in a 4* review. The Guardian awarded the album a 5* review, remarking that Blackbird “finds her calling with an extraordinary collection of songs and performances that burn deep into you”.


                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            CD Tracklist:
                                                            CD 1
                                                            1. Blackbird
                                                            2. It's Not That Easy
                                                            3. Fix It
                                                            4. Ruler Of My Heart
                                                            5. Nobody’s Sweetheart
                                                            6. Collage
                                                            7. Five Feet Tall
                                                            8. Lost And Looking
                                                            9. It’ll Never Happen Again
                                                            10. Beware The Stranger
                                                            11. Black Acid Soul
                                                            CD 2
                                                            1. Did Somebody Make A Fool Out Of You
                                                            2. I Am What I Am
                                                            3. Woman (Single Version)
                                                            4. Feel It Comin (Single Version)
                                                            5. Baby I Just Don't
                                                            6. Beware The Stranger (Chris Seefried Remix) (Edit)
                                                            7. Collage (Greg Foat Remix)
                                                            8. Blackbird (Emma-Jean Thackray Remix)
                                                            9. Lost And Looking (Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy Cosmodelica Remix)
                                                            10. Collage (Bruise Remix) (Edit)
                                                            11. Beware The Stranger (Gil Cang Tuff Scout Remix)

                                                            LP Tracklist:
                                                            SIDE A
                                                            1. Blackbird
                                                            2. It's Not That Easy
                                                            3. Fix It
                                                            4. Ruler Of My Heart
                                                            5. Nobody’s Sweetheart
                                                            SIDE B
                                                            1. Collage
                                                            2. Five Feet Tall
                                                            3. Lost And Looking
                                                            4. It’ll Never Happen Again
                                                            5. Beware The Stranger
                                                            6. Black Acid Soul
                                                            SIDE C
                                                            1. Did Somebody Make A Fool Out Of You
                                                            2. I Am What I Am
                                                            3. Woman
                                                            4. Feel It Comin
                                                            5. Baby I Just Don't
                                                            SIDE D
                                                            1. Beware The Stranger (Chris Seefried Remix)
                                                            2. Collage (Greg Foat Remix)
                                                            3. Blackbird (Emma-Jean Thackray Remix)
                                                            4. Lost And Looking (Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy Cosmodelica Remix)
                                                            5. Collage (Bruise Remix)

                                                            Disturbed

                                                            Divisive

                                                              Disturbed announce their brand new studio album, Divisive which will be released November 18th on Warner Records. The album features singles ‘Hey You’ and ‘Unstoppable’ and is the follow up to their UK Top 10 album ‘Evolution’.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Side 1
                                                              01 Hey You
                                                              02 Bad Man
                                                              03 Divisive
                                                              04 Unstoppable
                                                              05 Love To Hate
                                                              Side 2
                                                              06 Feeding The Fire
                                                              07 Don’t Tell Me (feat. Ann Wilson)
                                                              08 Take Back Your Life
                                                              09 Part Of Me
                                                              10 Won’t Back Down

                                                              To Rococo Rot

                                                              The John Peel Sessions

                                                                Without a doubt, To Rococo Rot are an exception within the German music landscape. From 1995 until they broke up in 2014, the group around Robert Lippok, Ronald Lippok and Stefan Schneider researched a unique sound between electronic music, ambient, post-melancholy and the further development of a new, free music like krautrock. Pitchfork described their sound as "unmistakably digital, yet 100% human".

                                                                With releases on labels such as Kitty-Yo, City Slang and Mute Records as well as concerts world- wide, the band has built a remarkable reputation. The trio was invited three times by John Peel to record radio sessions in the BBC studios. Bureau B is pleased to make the recordings from these three sessions from the years 1997 and 1999 available on record for the first time, which, in addition to the live versions of selected album tracks, also contains exclusive, unreleased songs.

                                                                Pop music is just another word for: anything is possible. When people pursue happiness, freedom, sexual fulfillment, friendship and love, when they don't let depression and poverty and injustice and abuse and alienation stop them from communicating, then this sound we call pop is created. It rings out in the brightly lit Penny arcades of the late 19th century as well as in the dark rooms of a gay bar in present-day Berlin. On a stage in front of 25,000 people. In your bedroom when you were a kid. It just always sounds different - quieter, louder, fiercer, ordinary. Sometimes the sound is distorted beyond recognition, sometimes it hits you like lightning. And sometimes it´s yours alone and you don´t have to share it, like when Robert Lippok says that the greatest moment in his time in to rococo rot was when John Peel invited them to Liverpool to record the third of three Peel Sessions and they met him in person: "I felt like I was in a dream; I´m still very happy he invited us." And Ronald Lippok adds, almost tenderly, "When we listened to the show back home in the East, we fantasized about Peel announcing one of our band's tracks, even tried to imitate his voice: This is John Peel's radio show on BFBS..." Just when you're still some teenager in East Berlin, you blink twice and you're face to face with the person who´s been sending you a message in a bottle from another life, from real life, over and over again for years via medium wave (or was it FM?).

                                                                And isn't it strange anyway to imagine these ultra-short waves taking on the contours of a Roxy Music song, and actually and physically and somehow analogously pulsing through our bodies? Through Stefan Schneider´s body as well, who then called Düsseldorf home and who also happened to live in the British zone of the Federal Republic, where every Thursday late at night John Peel played records at the wrong speed and yet all was right in the world.

                                                                For a hundred years now, radio has been broadening our perception. Stefan Schneider: "I remember how the city names of the stations on the front of old radios magically teleported me to Belgrade, Strasbourg or London." Bill Burroughs grouses that language is a virus from outer space. Well, pop is definitely a mutation of this virus, complemented by rhythm and melody. And some people were infected very early on, like Robert Lippok: "Even when we were kids our radio had a tape recorder, so from the beginning we weren´t just listening but actively recording, arranging, categorizing music, creating order. Also fixing tangled cassette tapes." Pop on the radio actively invited the listener in; it was access to otherwise hidden treasure troves; a fragment of reality that was actually utopian. Of course, 99% of what was broadcast was crap, but like digging for gold, all the detritus doesn't dampen the joy of finding the nugget. Stefan Schneider: "When I first heard Bowie´s Sound and Vision, it was certainly no accident that such futuristic-sounding music didn´t seem to come from an earthly place, but found the human ear floating through the air, settling and changing in the body, sometimes disappearing from memory and suddenly reappearing, accompanied by the worry of not knowing if and when you would hear it again." But the conviction wormed its way into many a listener that it would be a damn good idea to try their hand at pop. Kreidler originated in the west, Ornament & Verbrechen in the east.

                                                                Robert Lippok describes the moment when things did a 180: "When we first started releasing records it was almost a shock to hear our own music on the radio." You walk through an invisible wall. You cause a membrane to pulsate. And finally in 1995, to rococo rot was the band whose music, in a kind of aesthetic feedback loop, also made a certain John Peel at the BBC and Daniel Miller at Mute Records sit up and take notice: "It was something new, something that sounded like it could only be done in Germany; and, as I discovered later, could only be done by guys who were born in the east of Germany in the days before the wall came down." And so, the three to rococo rot sessions united here with their to some extent exclusive Peel tracks (Glück, Esther, Glass), some recorded under intense time pressure, are testimonies to the intimate connection of three German musicians with the whole world, with pop, with the happiness that one possesses and that one shares. Pop without its means of production is inconceivable. And even in times when digital is king, we should consider ourselves lucky that this analog reality of sound, like radio waves, continues to pulsate through us. Karl Bruckmaier

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1. Intro
                                                                2. Thomson Colour
                                                                3. Tour De Repechage
                                                                4. Glück
                                                                5. This Sandy Piece
                                                                6. Prado
                                                                7. A Little Asphalt Here And There
                                                                8. Rocket Fuel
                                                                9. Telema
                                                                10. Esther
                                                                11. Glas

                                                                Wganda Kenya

                                                                Africa 5000 - 2022 Reissue

                                                                  Wganda Kenya was ahead of its time, anticipating current contemporary Afro-Latin-funk trends in a prescient way that has inspired a legion of fans across the globe. As part of that legacy, "Africa 5.000" (1975) has a legendary reputation as one of Discos Fuentes' best hard-to-find Afro Caribbean funk records and is a highly prized collector's piece.

                                                                  This LP features several classic dance floor gems as well as some lesser-known nuggets and a non-album bonus cut, plus informative notes.

                                                                  Tenniscoats

                                                                  Tan-Tan Therapy - 2022 Reissue

                                                                    Tenniscoats' 2007 album "Tan-Tan Therapy" for the first time on vinyl.

                                                                    Just over a decade ago, Japanese indie-pop duo Tenniscoats recorded "Papa's Ear" (2012) and "Tan-Tan Therapy" (2007), two albums made with musical and production help from Swedish post-rock/folk trio Tape. They are beautiful documents of the exploratory music made by a close-knit collective of musicians, playing songs written by Tenniscoats and arranging them in gentle and generous ways. Released during a prolific phase of collaboration for Tenniscoats -, they would also collaborate with Jad Fair, The Pastels, Secai and Pastacas - they have, however, never been available on vinyl. In collaboration with Alien Transistor, Morr Music is now reissuing these albums with bonus material.

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    14 Magnificos Bailables

                                                                      This sampler compiles 14 killer tropical tracks for the dance floor, all taken from the vaults of Peru's MAG records, including cumbias to descargas, boogaloo to salsa. The comp includes juicy Cuban songs like 'Mi Son Combinado', an outstanding original taken from the extremely scarce LP recorded by Cuba's finest Orquesta Revé for MAG in Lima, and the explosive guaracha 'Tin Marin' by Los Kintos, a group lead by guitarist Pancho Acosta. Also classic songs such as 'Arroz Con Coco' or 'Aprieta (Oye Como Va),' and obscure recordings like the stunning 'Ritmo Veregua' by Tito Chicoma.

                                                                      The Delines

                                                                      The Lost Duets

                                                                        New 7" single of songs not found elsewhere and exclusive to this release.

                                                                        Amy Boone and Willy Vlautin both love duets. Over the years Willy has written a few but so far they haven't fit on any of the Delines album. The wrong place at the wrong time sorta thing. The Golden State leans on the bands cowpunk roots dating back to Richmond Fontaine (Portland) and The Damnations(Austin). Willy brought it in to the band right just as they were drifting away from that sound. My Blood Bleeds The Darkest Blue was inspired by those great Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood duets. It has a real desert feel to it but at the time the Delines were working on The Sea Drift which was set on the Gulf Coast. So both are songs that the band loved but songs that were left orphaned and they thought they better give them a proper home before they got lost along the way.

                                                                        The Delines are: Amy Boone-vocals, Cory Gray-keyboards, trumpet, Sean Oldham- percussion, Freddy Trujillo-bass, Willy Vlautin-vocals, guitar, Tucker Jackson: pedal steel, Jenny Conlee-Drizos: accordion.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Side A: The Golden State 5:14
                                                                        Side B: My Blood Bleeds The Darkest Blue 5:58

                                                                        Uusi Aika is a fresh new ensemble from Finland. Their self-titled debut album will be released by We Jazz Records on 25 November 2022. The band's music could be described as introspective and meditative, but that's only a part of the story. The instrumentation is acoustic and their sound organic to the bone, but the music's slowly unfolding character brings to mind some deep abstract electronic music or experimental dub explorations at times. That is, there's power just under the surface, just beautifully out of focus.

                                                                        Otto Eskelinen says: "Lately I have been playing mostly folk music and using traditional instruments, such as ancient flutes. Now I felt that I wanted to play the saxophone again, and to do it in a small group setting, while searching for new compositional approaches and also ways of playing together with others. I wanted to create a band that would play something connected to free jazz, but with a distinctly melodic approach. I wanted the sound of the band to be gentle and peaceful, all acoustic. The main inspirations here stem from the history of Japanese sound aesthetics, new age, early 20th century art music and jazz giants such as Lester Young and Jan Garbarek."

                                                                        Uusi Aika has already debuted live in Helsinki, where their performance at Odysseus Festival this summer was met with remarkable enthusiasm.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Gudrid
                                                                        2. Kaksi Puuta
                                                                        3. Ajelehtivat Pilvet
                                                                        4. Uusi Aika
                                                                        5. Lumikenkä
                                                                        6. Distances
                                                                        7. Henget

                                                                        Sunda Arc

                                                                        Tides

                                                                          Sunda Arc are brothers Nick Smart and Jordan Smart. Best known as key members of folk and jazz influenced minimalists Mammal Hands, their Sunda Arc project takes inspiration from the likes of Jon Hopkins, Rival Consoles, Moderat and Nils Frahm as well as their own music world. Their debut EP 'Flicker' was released in December 2018 and now the duo are set to release their debut LP, 'Tides' on 7th February 2020.

                                                                          Named for a volcanic arc in the Indian Ocean, created by the process of massive tectonic plates colliding, Sunda Arc strives to mingle electronic and acoustic sounds until they become almost indistinguishable from each other. It's a process where they draw the acoustic properties and quirks out of electronic sounds and find the electronic potential in acoustic sounds.

                                                                          "Finding the ghost in the machine or blending the human elements of playing live is something we are always trying to explore in our work. Experimentation is a large part of our process and we tend to combine carefully composed material with chaotic ideas to find the balance between the two" — Sunda Arc

                                                                          'Tides', their debut album, takes its name from the idea of unseen forces that can affect our lives in myriad ways, being pushed and pulled and at the whim of powerful forces outside of our control as well as offering a nod to things such as the tides on our planet, tectonic plate movements and weather systems. There are often chaotic elements in these systems that function in a way that produce a type of controlled randomness on a large scale.This is something they try to reflect in their music by adopting some of the ways these systems work into musical sequences, and using ideas such as chaos theory to control musical parameters.

                                                                          "Tides is a reference to themes we were thinking a lot about during the making of this album. These include the similarities between macro and micro systems, or the circulatory and nervous systems in the body. Things that produce a type of controlled randomness on a large scale". — Sunda Arc


                                                                          'Hymn', the first single from the album, uses Nick's voice sampled and played back through a keyboard to create a human yet electronic feel. It mixes soft vocals with heavier electronic elements to create a danceable yet human sound world. 'Dawn', is best described as uplifting-techno, its use of repeated phrases building in intensity and variations to put you into a hypnotic state whilst also being industrial and danceable. 'Daemon' is one of the tracks that really resonates live. Drawing on the sound of UK dubstep it's intense but fun and the bass clarinet blends with synths at the end to create a sound almost like a vocal. 'Secret Window' brings forward another side of the band, focusing around a lo-fi recording of felted piano and bass clarinet. These are blended with granularised and processed versions of themselves which emerge like ghosts of the instruments throughout the track. 'Cluster' is another key track. It utilises a small group of notes looped in an unusual way to create a sense of cascading patterns over a solid danceable drum groove. It emphasises soprano sax blended into the sound world half-way through to lift into the final section.



                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                          Millie says: Balancing electronic and ambient jazz, Sunda Arc have mastered the art of this combination in this stunning album Tides. Keep it coming please!

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. Another Life
                                                                          2. Cluster
                                                                          3. Dawn
                                                                          4. Hymn
                                                                          5. Secret Window
                                                                          6. Everything At Once
                                                                          7. Thessaloniki
                                                                          8. Daemon
                                                                          9. Collapse
                                                                          10. Vespers 

                                                                          Skinshape

                                                                          Nostalgia

                                                                            For fans of Khruangbin, El Michels Affair, Tame Impala and Bonobo. “I spent a while thinking about the title for this album; it was quite hard to pin down the feeling I felt it represented. At a certain point I realised it was nostalgia, for everything; our life passed by, childhood, moments of happiness and sadness, where we grew up”. – Skinshape.

                                                                            Will Dorey aka Skinshape has proven himself time and again as a connoisseur for the cosmopolitan, across a prolific career expertly exploring understated sounds and theatrical textures. Taking his place alongside the likes of Khruangbin, Tame Impala, Bonobo and Madlib, Skinshape’s global kaleidoscopes are loaded with warmth and wisdom created on vintage analogue equipment applying a perfectionist’s touch. As a former member of indie band Palace, he has played everywhere from Glastonbury and BBC Maida Vale to headlining Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Conversely as a solo artist Skinshape has never played live preferring to record, releasing an album a year (two in 2020’s lockdown) and keeping away from the trappings of stardom. 

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1. Theme For Lazarus
                                                                            2. Better Chances
                                                                            3. Dreams Of Panama
                                                                            4. Moonlight Walk
                                                                            5. Albion
                                                                            6. High Tide, Storm Rising
                                                                            7. Turn Away
                                                                            8. Bohanon's Cornucopia
                                                                            9. Bad Dreams
                                                                            10. Fish & Chips
                                                                            11. Dawn

                                                                            Seahawks

                                                                            Infinite Echo

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                                                                              FOR FANS OF: Jon Hopkins, William Basinski, Tim Hecker, Steve Hauschildt.

                                                                              Cornish cosmic relaxation institution Seahawks return to Cascine for a fresh suite of voyaging Balearica, tinged with ocean mist, astral dub, and artificial intelligence: Infinite Echo. Helmed by perennial co-captains Jon Tye (founder of Lo Recordings) and Pete Fowler (acclaimed Welsh visual artist), their latest collection emerged from a series of scraps and vignettes informed by a breadth of eclectic chillness (mid-80's digital new age in the Higher Octave vein, Michael McDonald remixed by Oneohtrix Point Never, etc.), then fleshed out with Lyra Pramuk's Siren Songs app and Holly Herndon’s Holly+ software, rendering it choral, otherworldly, and “emotional in a new kind of way.” The results sound elevated and ineffable, like music heard at the edge of dreams, hinting at worlds yet to come. 

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Beams Of Love
                                                                              2. Galaxy Time
                                                                              3. Sometimes We Fly
                                                                              4. Space Oracle
                                                                              5. The Other Shore
                                                                              6. Spirits Guide Us
                                                                              7. Falling Into Space
                                                                              8. Forever Now
                                                                              9. We Are Dream
                                                                              10. Blue Surround
                                                                              11. Beams Of Love (Edit)
                                                                              12. We Are Dream (Edit)
                                                                              13. Falling Into Space (Edit)

                                                                              Smith & Burrows

                                                                              Funny Looking Angels - National Album Day 2022 Edition

                                                                                Funny Looking Angels’ is the debut album by Smith & Burrows, reissued on special edition picture disc exclusively for National Album Day 2022.

                                                                                The band, made up of Tom Smith (Editors) and Andy Burrows (Solo, I Am Arrows, Razorlight, We Are Scientists), released their Smith & Burrows debut in November 2011, a Christmas album combining original recordings and four covers - ‘Only You’ by Yazoo, Black’s ‘Wonderful Life’, ‘Funny Looking Angels’ by Delta and ‘On and On’ by Longpigs.

                                                                                This double-sided picture disc features the iconic wings of the album cover and the Smith & Burrows logo respectively. A fan favourite and a staple for rotation at Christmas.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                In The Bleak Midwinter
                                                                                When The Thames Froze
                                                                                As The Snowflakes Fall
                                                                                Funny Looking Angels
                                                                                Wonderful Life
                                                                                Only You
                                                                                On And On
                                                                                Rosslyn
                                                                                This Ain’t New Jersey
                                                                                The Christmas Song

                                                                                Rachael Dadd

                                                                                Kaleidoscope

                                                                                  Wildly creative free-form songwriter Rachael Dadd releases her brand new studio album ‘Kaleidoscope’ via Memphis Industries and follows 2019’s 'Flux', which was released to much acclaim and which she was touring when the pandemic struck.

                                                                                  Like so many people disconnected from their communities and struggling through the lockdowns, Rachael Dadd turned inwards, seeking escape through music and connection through song writing, and her hope is that when people listen to ‘Kaleidoscope' “they will feel held and find space to breathe, grieve and celebrate.”

                                                                                  “This album is a lot more honest and personal than ‘Flux'” she shares, “but I feel the songs are universal as they are largely rooted in truth and love. If I had to pick a favourite album it would be this one because of the magical rekindling of human connection when me and my band got back in a room together again. All that magic went into these songs."

                                                                                  Co-produced "intuitively, boldly, and playfully" by Rachael and Rob Pemberton (The Staves, Emily Barker, Maja Lena), ‘Kaleidoscope’ includes musical collaborators such as Maja Lena (Low Chimes), long-time collaborator Emma Gatrill (Willy Mason), Alex Heane (bass), Charlotte West (synths), Alex Garden (strings) and ‘Flux’ producer Marcus Hamblett (Villagers, James Holden, The Staves), giving the record "just the right colour combination, just the right pattern of shapes, plenty of space where needed and finally landing in a sound world that feels fresh and open and true” reflects Rachael.

                                                                                  Japanese aesthetics absorbed from her time spent living there are subconsciously woven into Rachael’s songs. "I first stepped foot in Tokyo in 2008, sparked by the adventure of such a rich and different culture and later on I lived on a small island and experienced an appealing and balanced way of life: the aesthetics, the art and the traditions,” she recalls. “There was a lot of caring for each other, a lot of gentleness, and a lot of simple living in harmony with nature. Japan left its cultural mark on me and is now part of my inner world and I’m sure this comes out with the words and music I write”.

                                                                                  “But overall” Rachael explains “this is an album of homecoming and reconnecting to my own truth, to my community here, to the earthy land that I love and to the sky that I know.”

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                  Children Of The Galaxy
                                                                                  Footsteps
                                                                                  Moon Sails
                                                                                  Ox
                                                                                  Ghost
                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                  River Spirit
                                                                                  Heads Down
                                                                                  For Honey And Ray
                                                                                  White Snow
                                                                                  Swift
                                                                                  Join The Dots

                                                                                  Dinked Edition Bonus CD
                                                                                  The Bridge (feat Kate Stables – This Is The Kit)
                                                                                  Fronds
                                                                                  Crystalizing In Time
                                                                                  Fences (feat Rozi Plain)

                                                                                  Jamiroquai

                                                                                  Emergency On Planet Earth - National Album Day 2022 Edition

                                                                                    Emergency on Planet Earth'' is the debut studio album by English funk and acid jazz band Jamiroquai. Originally released on 14th June 1993 it reached number one in the UK Albums Chart and sold over 1,200,000 copies worldwide. This release which marks 30 years since the release of first single ‘When You Gonna Learn’, is pressed on heavyweight transparent vinyl and presented in a gatefold sleeve with spot gloss embellishments, printed inner sleeves and 12'' insert featuring Jay Kay’s 2013 and 2017 liner notes. 

                                                                                    The National

                                                                                    The National - National Album Day 2022 Edition

                                                                                      The National’s self-titled debut album marks the start point for one of the best bands of a generation.

                                                                                      Released in 2001, ‘The National’ landed two years after they formed and came during a time when they were having to juggle band life with full-time jobs.

                                                                                      And while nods to the alt. rock artists that inspired them (Pavement, Silver Jews) can be heard, so too are the beginnings of something all their own - Matt Berninger’s stunning and unexpected lyrics being pinned to melodies that stop you in your tracks.

                                                                                      For National Album Day 2022, the band reissue the album on white vinyl.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      Beautiful Head
                                                                                      Cold Girl Fever
                                                                                      The Perfect Song
                                                                                      American Mary
                                                                                      Son
                                                                                      Pay For Me
                                                                                      Bitters & Absolut
                                                                                      John’s Star
                                                                                      Watching You Well
                                                                                      Theory Of The Crows
                                                                                      29 Years
                                                                                      Anna Freud

                                                                                      Circa Waves

                                                                                      Never Going Under

                                                                                        Never Going Under is the band's highly anticipated fifth record, and the encapsulation of a continued upward trajectory for Circa Waves over the last decade. Becoming one of Britain's most influential and adored guitar bands, the four piece's dedication to constantly developing their sound has seen them secure increasingly high positions in the Official Album Charts, as well as amassing an army of dedicated fans. 

                                                                                        Speaking about Never Going Under, frontman Kieran Shudall says: "Never Going under speaks to that uniquely modern phenomenon of genuinely not knowing what type of world our kids are going to find themselves in in 30 years. Physically, environmentally, politically we are completely in the unknown. That scares us all but ultimately we know we can never give up on the future because how can you? The songs on the album are written differently from the previous work we've put out. They are written from the perspective of my son and also from my own current experience of the climate today. 

                                                                                        Never Going Under is a snapshot of the fear we all feel today and the resilience we will need to get through it.”

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Never Going Under
                                                                                        Do You Wanna Talk
                                                                                        Hell On Earth
                                                                                        Your Ghost
                                                                                        Carry You Home
                                                                                        Northern Town
                                                                                        Electric City
                                                                                        Want It All Today
                                                                                        Golden Days
                                                                                        Hold On
                                                                                        Living In The Grey

                                                                                        The Murder Capital

                                                                                        Gigi's Recovery

                                                                                          The Murder Capital’s second studio album Gigi’s Recovery, produced by John Congleton, will be released on January 20, 2023 via Human Season Records. 

                                                                                          The Murder Capital’s first album ‘When I Have Fears’ had all its songs written and recorded within the first 9 months of the band knowing each other.

                                                                                          Now, with ‘Gigi’s Recovery’, the band had to learn to navigate their personal relationships through the relationships they harnessed with these new songs. Without knowing what these songs would sound like, the band knew what they wanted them to feel like- and worked backwards from there - “We had this slightly tongue-in-cheek mantra at the near-beginning of writing this record, it was - The evolution will not be compromised. This kept us on a course, even when we didn’t know where we were going”. And that’s exactly how The Murder Capital ended up with an album that is both totally pure and yet completely confident in its direction.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. Existence
                                                                                          2. Crying 
                                                                                          3. Return My Head
                                                                                          4. Ethel
                                                                                          5. The Stars Will Leave Their Stage
                                                                                          6. Belonging
                                                                                          7. The Lie Becomes The Self
                                                                                          8. A Thousand Lives
                                                                                          9. We Had To Disappear
                                                                                          10. Only Good Things
                                                                                          11. Gigi's Recovery
                                                                                          12. Exist

                                                                                          Queens Of The Stone Age

                                                                                          Queens Of The Stone Age - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                            More than a quarter century since its primal emergence from the Desert, Queens Of The Stone Age has elected to give three of its landmark albums the upscale re-release treatment, including limited edition color vinyl pressings, exclusive new and restored artwork, and more.

                                                                                            First up is the one that started it all: Back in print after a long, long decade, Queens Of The Stone Age’s self-titled 1998 debut album is restored to its original track listing and adorned by the long out-of-print original Frank Kozik artwork, the soon to be definitive version of QOTSA’s self-titled ground zero will feature an obi-strip designed by longtime collaborator Boneface and will be available on standard black and limited edition opaque orange vinyl.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            Regular John
                                                                                            Avon
                                                                                            If Only
                                                                                            Walkin On The Sidewalks
                                                                                            You Would Know
                                                                                            How To Handle A Rope (A Lesson In The Lariat)
                                                                                            Mexicola
                                                                                            Hispanic Impressions
                                                                                            You Can't Quit Me Baby
                                                                                            Give The Mule What He Wants
                                                                                            I Was A Teenage Hand Model

                                                                                            Queens Of The Stone Age

                                                                                            Villains - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                              More than a quarter century since its primal emergence from the Desert, Queens Of The Stone Age has elected to give three of its landmark albums the upscale re-release treatment, including limited edition color vinyl pressings, exclusive new and restored artwork, and more.

                                                                                              Villains is reissued in a special 5th Anniversary package featuring etching, obi-strip, and a brand new poster by Boneface, and as a limited edition opaque white vinyl.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              Feet Don't Fail Me
                                                                                              The Way You Used To Do
                                                                                              Domesticated Animals
                                                                                              Fortress
                                                                                              Head Like A Haunted House
                                                                                              Un-Reborn Again
                                                                                              Hideaway
                                                                                              The Evil Has Landed
                                                                                              Villains Of Circumstance

                                                                                              Queens Of The Stone Age

                                                                                              ...Like Clockwork - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                More than a quarter century since its primal emergence from the Desert, Queens Of The Stone Age has elected to give three of its landmark albums the upscale re-release treatment, including limited edition color vinyl pressings, exclusive new and restored artwork, and more.

                                                                                                2013’s multiple-GRAMMY-nominated, Billboard 200 #1 charting magnum opus …Like Clockwork returns newly recut from its original master tapes with alternate artwork and obi-strip from Boneface with a limited opaque red vinyl pressing.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Keep Your Eyes Peeled
                                                                                                I Sat By The Ocean
                                                                                                The Vampyre Of Time And Memory
                                                                                                If I Had A Tail
                                                                                                My God Is The Sun
                                                                                                Kalopsia
                                                                                                Fairweather Friends
                                                                                                Smooth Sailing
                                                                                                I Appear Missing
                                                                                                ...Like Clockwork

                                                                                                Hildur Guðnadóttir & Sam Slater

                                                                                                Battlefield 2042 (Official Soundtrack)

                                                                                                  Battlefield 2042 soundtrack pressed on 2 x 'Hazard Zone' (Green w/ Blue Markings) vinyl, exclusive variant outside The Americas.

                                                                                                  Includes gatefold sleeve plus printed inner sleeves.

                                                                                                  "Guðnadóttir has established her signature sound: a moving fusion of ambient drone and contemporary classical that places an emphasis on her exceptionally controlled tone; she’s capable of conjuring entire worlds out of just a few carefully chosen notes.” pitchfork.com

                                                                                                  "We are thrilled to be writing our first video game score for Battlefield 2042, and teaming with Electronic Arts,” … "It was such a deeply creative experience to dive into this world and create a truly unique and disruptive musical environment for the game.” Gudnadóttir and Slater

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  Orbital
                                                                                                  The Observation Of Beautiful Forms
                                                                                                  Irreversible
                                                                                                  Between The Bows
                                                                                                  Wall Jazz
                                                                                                  Load Bearing
                                                                                                  When Does A Country Stop Being A Country?
                                                                                                  5 Degrees Of Warming
                                                                                                  Olivine
                                                                                                  Hauled Over The Coals
                                                                                                  The Long Haul
                                                                                                  Hourglass (Inverted)
                                                                                                  Wet Bulb
                                                                                                  Shipping Forecast
                                                                                                  Deploy
                                                                                                  Tipping Points
                                                                                                  Battlefield 2042

                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                  Penny & The Quarters & Friends

                                                                                                    “You and Me” by Penny & the Quarters simply refused to stay lost. For 40 years, the song sat silent in a box of reels before heartthrob Ryan Gosling selected it to star in 2010’s indie weeper Blue Valentine. The power of the track set off an international treasure hunt in pursuit of the mysterious artists behind it. Since then, “You and Me” has soundtracked thousands of weddings, spawned hundreds of YouTube covers, and tugged heartstrings for scores of advertisements and films. Fifteen years after Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label became Numero’s worst selling compilation, we’ve reanalyzed the tapes and selected 11 equally-as-fascinating rehearsals caught by engineer Clem Price in Columbus, Ohio, in 1970.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. Penny & The Quarters - You And Me
                                                                                                    2. Joe King Glad I Found You
                                                                                                    3. Jay Robinson - You Are Mine
                                                                                                    4. Penny & The Quarters - You Are Giving Me Some Other Love
                                                                                                    5. Eddie Ray - All In The Past
                                                                                                    6. Brenda Walker - Since I Fell For You
                                                                                                    7. Joe King - I’m A Stranger
                                                                                                    8. Penny & The Quarters - I Cried A Tear
                                                                                                    9. Eddie Ray - You Got Me
                                                                                                    10. Jay Robinson Feat. Penny & The Quarters - Will I Ever
                                                                                                    11. Eddie Ray & Joe King - Don’t Take Your Love From Me
                                                                                                    12. Harmonic Sounds Band - Untitled Studio Moves (Inst.)

                                                                                                    Silky smooth house vibes here from Retromigration as you would imagine. Intricate synth & sax riffs combine with perfectly timed vocal snippets to give a lush A side that wouldn’t feel out of place on KDJ.

                                                                                                    The Earl Jeffers remix adds a bit more beef to the situation, bringing chunky Omar S style kicks for a dubbed out chunkier rework of the original.

                                                                                                    'Stop the Presses' is an anthem! Ridiculous vocal work and smooth as you like shuffled beats provide the perfect setting for an absolute summer slayer.

                                                                                                    'You & Dion' jacks the tempo up a notch and uses arpeggiated bass-lines and classic Retromigration wind instrument sounds to amazing effect.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    A1. Also Durag
                                                                                                    A2. Also Durag (Earl Jeffers Remix)
                                                                                                    B1. You & Dion
                                                                                                    B2. Stop The Presses

                                                                                                    John Rocca

                                                                                                    I Want It To Be Real (Late Nite Tuff Guy & Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk Remixes)

                                                                                                    An ‘80s dance classic from the legend John Rocca, gets a fresh new take from Aussie edit king Late Nite Tuff Guy alongside a remastered reissue of Chicago house royalty Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk’s 1987 Hot House Piano Remix.

                                                                                                    The main man behind jazz funk favourites, Freeez, John Rocca took to the studio in ’84 and whipped up an electro-fied steamer in the form of ‘I Want It To Be Real’. Tantalizing synthwork, beefed up basslines, gated snares and pure ‘80s vocals, it’s a melting pot of influences with a catchiness that caused a serious stir.

                                                                                                    This special double header of remixes kicks off with a brand new mix from Late Nite Tuff Guy. He builds up the brilliance with masterful effect, keeping the vocal in the back pocket till the final frontier whilst adding in some buttery new synth magic and deft filtering to the mix.

                                                                                                    On the flip, Chicago house don Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk’s 1987 remix homes in on those blissful piano and vocal stabs for a dubbed out ‘Hot House Piano Mix’. Spiritual keys laid down with passion that will be sure to get any dancefloor hot under the collar.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    A1. I Want It To Be Real (Late Nite Tuff Guy Edit)
                                                                                                    B1. I Want It To Be Real (Farley Hot House Piano Mix)

                                                                                                    Guns N Roses

                                                                                                    Use Your Illusion II - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                      USE YOUR ILLUSION II remastered for the first-time ever from high-resolution 96kHz 24-bit transfers from the original stereo 1/2-inch analog master tapes. Includes 2x 180-gram heavy-weight audiophile black vinyl in gatefold jacket with a 12″x12″ insert.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Side 1
                                                                                                      1. Civil War
                                                                                                      2. 14 Years
                                                                                                      3. Yesterdays
                                                                                                      4. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
                                                                                                      Side 2
                                                                                                      1. Get In The Ring
                                                                                                      2. Shotgun Blues
                                                                                                      3. Breakdown
                                                                                                      Side 3
                                                                                                      1. Pretty Tied Up
                                                                                                      2. Locomotive
                                                                                                      3. So Fine
                                                                                                      Side 4
                                                                                                      1. Estranged
                                                                                                      2. You Could Be Mine
                                                                                                      3. Don’t Cry (Alt. Lyrics)
                                                                                                      4. My World

                                                                                                      Guns N Roses

                                                                                                      Use Your Illusion I - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                        Use Your Illusion I remastered for the first-time ever from high-resolution 96kHz 24-bit transfers from the original stereo 1/2-inch analog master tapes. Includes “November Rain” with a real 50-piece orchestra for the first-time ever – Newly recorded, conducted & arranged by Grammy® Award winner & Emmy Award nominated composer Christopher Lennertz, 2x 180-gram heavy-weight audiophile black vinyl in gatefold jacket with a 12″x12″ insert.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        Side 1
                                                                                                        Right Next Door To Hell
                                                                                                        Dust N’ Bones
                                                                                                        Live And Let Die
                                                                                                        Don’t Cry (Original)
                                                                                                        Perfect Crime
                                                                                                        Side 2
                                                                                                        You Ain’t The First
                                                                                                        Bad Obsession
                                                                                                        Back Off Bitch
                                                                                                        Double Talkin’ Jive
                                                                                                        Side 3
                                                                                                        November Rain*
                                                                                                        The Garden
                                                                                                        Garden Of Eden
                                                                                                        Don’t Damn Me
                                                                                                        Side 4
                                                                                                        Bad Apples
                                                                                                        Dead Horse
                                                                                                        Coma
                                                                                                        * Previously Unreleased

                                                                                                        Ishmael Ensemble

                                                                                                        A State Of Flow

                                                                                                          Following a banner year for Pete Cunningham - best known as dextrous saxophonist Ishmael and leader of the namesake Ishmael Ensemble - 2019 now brings debut album ‘A State of Flow.’ This new long player builds on Cunningham’s work as proud protector of Bristolian heritage, sketching loving sonic pictures of the South West in his Bristol-inspired ‘Severn Songs’ series, whilst also incubating local visual and musical talent, within the Ensemble.

                                                                                                          ‘A State Of Flow’ touches on various styles of jazz, stirring ambient invocations, club-ready percussive workouts, spiralling grooves & hazy psychedelic electronica. This would be a confusing melange, but for Cunningham’s excursions as a genre-agnostic DJ – something evident in the real house shuffle of ‘Lapwing’ – which evokes walking into a smoky afterhours haunt and finding a session in full, forward motion or the organic garage beats of ‘Full Circle’ and classic trip hop style ‘Waterfall’ fuelled by Holysseus Fly’s honey toned and evocative vocals.

                                                                                                          This album, borne of strong vision and stronger hometown pride, embellishes Ishmael Ensemble as one of the UK’s finest new groups. As shown across ‘A State of Flow’, the future of Bristol’s musical legacy is in more than capable hands.


                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          A1. The Chapel
                                                                                                          A2. Full Circle Feat. Holysseus Fly
                                                                                                          A3. Siren!
                                                                                                          A4. Lapwing
                                                                                                          A5. Yellow House Feat. Yama Warashi
                                                                                                          B1. The River
                                                                                                          B2. First Light
                                                                                                          B3. Waterfall Feat. Holysseus Fly
                                                                                                          B4. Surge

                                                                                                          Bristol experimental jazz collective Ishmael Ensemble reveal their expansive new album “Visions of Light”. Proceesing “A State of Flow” their sophomore record sees the group reimagine what an ‘ensemble’ can do; expanding into a shifting collective, where human relationships between artists underpin far-ranging, stunningly ambitious and emotionally heavyweight compositions.

                                                                                                          Helmed by producer and saxophonist Pete Cunningham, Ishmael Ensemble’s richly inventive 2019 debut “A State Of Flow” marked them out as an explosive new force in UK jazz, imbuing lush cinematic compositions with left-field dub and electronic sensibilities redolent of Bristol’s vital musical landscape. Named The Guardian’s ‘Contemporary Album Of The Month’ and Mojo’s ‘Jazz Album of The Month’, it saw the group perform Maida Vale sessions for both Gilles Peterson and Tom Ravenscroft, as well as feature on compilations for Brownswood Recordings and Soul Jazz Records.

                                                                                                          Ishmael Ensemble has since become a platform for Cunningham to subvert the conventional notions of producer/artist relationships, unsettling genre tags, and transcending the familiar landscape of UK jazz itself. Across the album’s 10 tracks, Cunningham practices a holistic approach with a long list of collaborators. Together, they explore vast new sonic terrain with an honesty, intimacy and emotional heft impossible for a conventional band.

                                                                                                          “Visions Of Light” tells the story of Ishmael Ensemble’s development across its two sides. The first draws from the energy Cunningham and his bandmates discovered whilst extensively touring “A State Of Flow”. The album opens with a cascade of harp glissandos and the gorgeous “Feather” – Holysseus Fly’s lush vocal lulling the listener into a false sense of security, before her voice is warped beyond recognition in the high-octane, cacophonous “Wax Werk”. The tracks that follow take a darker, heavier turn. The driving, uninhibited performances of Stephen Mullins (guitar) and Rory O’Gorman (drums), along with Jake Spurgeon’s agile synth work, lay the foundation for Cunningham to deliver his most confident and direct saxophone performances to date.

                                                                                                          Side B sees Cunningham settle into his role as producer and collaborator, resetting the scene with the vivid and playful “Looking Glass”, inviting vocalist, harpist and strings arranger STANLAEY to take centre stage. The landscape shifts again for the movingly nostalgic “Morning Chorus”, whilst “The Gift” sees the angelic vocals of Tiny Chapter (Waldo’s Gift) initiate a dizzying crescendo of swirling synthesisers and string arrangements. When “Visions Of Light” resolves with the gorgeous slow-burner “January”, it is with an unmistakable hopefulness – something that, in these times of disquietude, is urgently felt.


                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                          1. Intro
                                                                                                          2. Feather
                                                                                                          3. Wax Werk
                                                                                                          4. Soma Centre
                                                                                                          5. Empty Hands

                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                          1. Looking Glass
                                                                                                          2. Morning Chorus
                                                                                                          3. Visions Of Light
                                                                                                          4. The Gift
                                                                                                          5. January

                                                                                                          The Clash

                                                                                                          The Clash - National Album Day 2022 Edition

                                                                                                            The Clash is the eponymous debut studio album one of Britain’s most iconic bands, The Clash. Originally released on 8 April 1977, this album is regularly cited as one of the greatest Rock and Roll albums of all time, including tracks like White Riot, Janie Jones & Police & Thieves.

                                                                                                            Issued for National Album Day 2022 on 180g PINK vinyl.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            SIDE A 
                                                                                                            1 Janie Jones 
                                                                                                            2 Remote Control 
                                                                                                            3 I'm So Bored With The U.S.A. 
                                                                                                            4 White Riot 
                                                                                                            5 Hate & War 
                                                                                                            6 What's My Name 
                                                                                                            7 Deny
                                                                                                            8 London's Burning
                                                                                                            SIDE B
                                                                                                            1 Career Opportunities
                                                                                                            2 Cheat
                                                                                                            3 Protex Blue
                                                                                                            4 Police & Thieves
                                                                                                            5 48 Hours
                                                                                                            6 Garageland

                                                                                                            Broken Bells

                                                                                                            Into The Blue

                                                                                                              Featuring two of the bigger names in indie and alternative music - the Shins' singer/guitarist James Mercer and producer/multi-instrumentalist Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse - Broken Bells combined the pair's greatest strengths. On 2010's Grammy nominated self-titled debut and 2014's more structured After the Disco, Mercer's gift for indelible, slightly spooky melodies and Burton's atmospheric productions complemented each other perfectly. In the late 2010s, the duo reconvened to release a succession of singles ahead of their third album.

                                                                                                              Mercer and Burton were inspired to collaborate when they met at 2004's Roskilde music festival in Denmark, where they discovered they were fans of each other's work. However, they didn't start writing and recording together as a band until March 2008, when Mercer holed up in Burton's home studio in Los Angeles. They took a different approach to working together than with their other projects: Burton avoided the sample-heavy style he used on The Grey Album and Beck's Modern Guilt, and played only live instruments; Mercer broadened his vocal style to include falsettos and deeper registers. Mercer and Burton made their official debut as Broken Bells in 2009, releasing their debut single, "The High Road," late that year. Their self-titled debut album came out in March 2010; it reached number seven on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and was nominated for a Best Alternative Album award at the 2011 Grammy Awards. In 2011, the Meyrin Fields EP arrived, featuring previously unreleased tracks as well as the title track, which was the B-side to the single "The Ghost Inside."

                                                                                                              Following Meyrin Fields' release, the two halves of Broken Bells spent some time on other projects: Burton produced music for artists including Norah Jones and Portugal. The Man, while Mercer rebooted the Shins with 2012's Port of Morrow. Broken Bells returned in February 2014 with After the Disco, a more structured set of songs that touched on synth pop and new wave as well as disco influences. The following year, the duo issued the After the Disco outtake "It's That Talk Again" as a stand-alone track.

                                                                                                              Once again, Mercer and Burton devoted a few years to their other commitments. Burton lent his production skills to A$AP Rocky, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, and Karen O. Meanwhile, Mercer issued a pair of Shins albums, 2017's Heartworms and 2018's reimagining of that album, The Worm's Heart. Later in 2018, the duo reconvened as Broken Bells to release the track "Shelter." Another single, "Good Luck," arrived in September 2019 as they continued to work toward their next full-length. With the 2022 release of the moody "We're Not in Orbit Yet..." the pair announced the impending release of their third album, Into the Blue.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              SIDE A
                                                                                                              1. Into The Blue
                                                                                                              2. We're Not In Orbit Yet…
                                                                                                              3. Invisible Exit
                                                                                                              4. Love On The Run

                                                                                                              SIDE B
                                                                                                              1. One Night
                                                                                                              2. Saturdays
                                                                                                              3. Forgotten Boy
                                                                                                              4. The Chase
                                                                                                              5. Fade Away

                                                                                                              Maximo Park

                                                                                                              Our Earthly Pleasures (15th Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                                                15th anniversary colour vinyl repress of Maximo Park’s second album, originally released by Warp in April 2007. 

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                A1. Girls Who Play Guitars
                                                                                                                A2. Our Velocity
                                                                                                                A3. Books From Boxes
                                                                                                                A4. Russian Literature
                                                                                                                A5. Karaoke Plays
                                                                                                                A6. Your Urge
                                                                                                                B1. The Unshockable
                                                                                                                B2. By The Monument
                                                                                                                B3. Nosebleed
                                                                                                                B4. A Fortnight’s Time
                                                                                                                B5. Sandblasted And Set Free
                                                                                                                B6. Parisian Skies

                                                                                                                Spoon

                                                                                                                Lucifer On The Moon

                                                                                                                  Lucifer on the Moon is the anti-gravity companion to Spoon’s Lucifer on the Sofa. A top-to-bottom rework of the Austin band's tenth album, it was created by On-U Sound founder and UK dub icon, Adrian Sherwood.

                                                                                                                  Moon first took shape as a few heady remixes for the singles from Lucifer on the Sofa. Frontman Britt Daniel offered Sherwood two suggestions: “Avoid things that would not be possible on tape” and “Add whatever you want to add, the less modern the better.” The collaboration shouldn't come as a surprise: dub-inspired production is wound through Spoon’s classic tracks, from "Finer Feelings" to "Inside Out." Sherwood is a proven collaborator whose resume includes partnerships with seminal artists like The Fall, Jah Wobble, and Mark Stewart. The initial results pleased both parties and Sherwood was invited to work on additional songs. And then a few more. “I got into the melody and the thoughts it evoked in me,” the producer explains. “It just evolved and we eventually found ourselves with a whole album.”

                                                                                                                  Moon flips Lucifer on the Sofa’s rhythm tracks inside-out, and often rebuilds them wholesale. Sherwood supplied extensive additional instrumentation via On-U’s extended family of session players, including bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Keith LeBlanc (both of whom performed in Sugarhill Records’ early ’80s in-house rhythm section). He dug deep into the album’s multi-tracks, surfacing forgotten details and elements not present in the final album mixes.

                                                                                                                  The result airlifts Spoon’s trademark melodies into lush alien terrain, replete with vibrant echo and rumbling low-end. “It wasn’t just a thing where you pick apart this and that and you stay on the grid and you add a delay,” explains Daniel. “He added so much more instrumentation to the tracks that they became completely different versions of the songs. Not just remixes, but companion pieces. A ‘Part II.’”

                                                                                                                  Released in February, Lucifer on the Sofa is Spoon’s purest rock ’n roll record to date. Texas-made, it is the first set of songs that the quintet has put to tape in its hometown of Austin in more than a decade. Written and recorded over the last two years – both in and out of lockdown – the songs mark a shift toward something louder, wilder, and more full-color. "It’s the best thing they’ve ever done,” wrote Rolling Stone. “More than exceeding their usual quotient of fire guitars, killer choruses, and crafty rock-history updates.” The band has hit the road hard this year and recently wrapped a coast-to-coast co-headline US tour with Interpol. NJ.com called Spoon’s Asbury Park performance a “70-minute foil of raw emotion and bounding humanity.”

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1.  My Babe
                                                                                                                  2.  On The Radio
                                                                                                                  3.  Held
                                                                                                                  4.  The Devile & Mister Jones
                                                                                                                  5.  Lucifer On The Sofa
                                                                                                                  6.  Astral Jacket
                                                                                                                  7.  Feels Alright
                                                                                                                  8.  Wild
                                                                                                                  9.  The Hardest Cut
                                                                                                                  10.  Satellite

                                                                                                                  My Morning Jacket

                                                                                                                  MMJ Live Vol. 2

                                                                                                                    The second release in My Morning Jacket’s MMJ Live series. Recorded live at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, IL on Nov 11, 2021 and featuring a setlist of career highlights from recent tracks: "Love Love Love", "Complex" and "Never In The Real World" from the recent self-titled album, plus classics "Dondante", "Mahgeetah" and "Phone Went West". Three LPs pressed on limited-edition translucent orange vinyl and packaged in a triple gatefold jacket.

                                                                                                                    Sylvie

                                                                                                                    Sylvie

                                                                                                                      Déjà vu is translated as “already seen” but for South California native Ben Schwab, his discovery in a small Ohio town 2000 miles from home led to an epiphany of creating the “already heard.” Unearthing a box of 1975 cassette tapes of his father’s old band, the recordings or “Sylvies” as Ben would affectionately call them later became the imprint for a familiar feeling he would end up chasing. The songs were timeless, effortless, and soulful.

                                                                                                                      Awakening senses to the eternal quality of hidden or lost music, Sylvie fully encompasses that very same musical lineage and spirit living in those lost yet beloved time capsules. Recorded years before by Ben’s father, John Schwab and his own band Mad Anthony in a Southern California barn, those reels spoke of a common narrative at the time; a band close to a record deal which never came, so the tapes were boxed up and stored in a closet for years to come. “Dad’s songs are straight from the heart and really shaped my taste and imagination for songwriting in a permanent way,” Ben reveals. Taking the name from one of those early recordings an obscure cover of a 70s track by Ian Matthews ‘Sylvie’ would inspire his project’s namesake and feature as the album’s only cover. “It’s an incredible song from the past but for whatever reason, is basically unknown,” Ben offers by way of an explanation. “Sylvie sounds so different from Mad Anthony, but their story is very personal and an inspiration that runs deep. I was able to translate it into something entirely different.”

                                                                                                                      True to Mad Anthonyʼs form and blissfully reminiscent of Laurel Canyon’s rootsy collaborative scene, Sylvie’s rolling folk rock runs a strict go with the flow policy. Inviting close friends and inspiring musical colleagues to gather and record at his own garage in Silverlake C A, Ben channels his years of writing, arranging, recording, and playing with bands Golden Daze and Drugdealer into writing and recording For release 7th June 2022 expansive original arrangements without temptation of decorative reverb/delay or pedal effects. “I aspire to write time less songs I could relate to 40 years from now,” he says. “Putting my own life experiences, friends and family into them, making Sylvie has been a spiritual pursuit.”

                                                                                                                      Announcing an early self titled EP on Terrible Records “A lot of the songs feel like they’re about other people’s lives, my experience with them, or a time and place in the past, ” he said at the time Sylvie features vocalists Marina Allen and Sam Burton, with Ben’s father John returning to the microphone once more to sing on ‘505’ and ‘Rosaline’. Alongside Connor Gallagher (Pedal Steel), Sam Kauffman Skloff (Drums) and JJ Kirkpatrick (Horns) Ben plays all other instruments himself but do not be surprised if, in future Sylvie expands. “I keep things loose, so I have freedom to explore. I’l l go song by song and do whatever it asks,” he says.

                                                                                                                      Now a fully formed album, with artwork featuring a photo captured by friend Brandon, of Ben playing the piano alone in his studio in the wee hours of night, Sylvie’s process, like each song, has grown from an increasingly personal space. ‘Shooting Star’ is a country travelling road song about a collective experience of friends together a shimmering mantra sung on camping trips up the coast, ‘Further Down The Road’ is a smooth cruise through a landscape of copper and burnt orange, and the fleetingness of time is ever present via the poignant vocals of ghostly ‘Stealing Time.’ ‘Falls On Me,’ meanwhile, reflects personal growth. “I was sorting through a decade of emotions, relationships ending, bridges burning,” Ben says of the track. “ I found myself at a place very distant from the source, repeating similar patterns, over, and over. Then you are reminded of yourself, just enough to see what it would be like to return to the source. It is about deliverance; a returning home that took me years to arrive at.”

                                                                                                                      Whether releasing his own limited run of tapes featuring outtakes and conversations from his phone, covering Jason Molina for Secretly Canadian’s SC25 Series, or supporting Widowspeak on tour; music may run in the Schwab family, but history is not ready to repeat itself. “I would love to make a short film around the concept of Sylvie and plan to release my dad’s Mad Anthony tape separately later this year but for now, I’ll go at my own pace to see what inspires me and run with that.” Dig for gold, you might just discover Sylvie and its lasting treasures within.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. Falls On Me
                                                                                                                      2. Sylvie
                                                                                                                      3. Rosaline
                                                                                                                      4. Further Down The Road
                                                                                                                      5. Shooting Star
                                                                                                                      6 . 50/50
                                                                                                                      7. Stealing Time

                                                                                                                      Bad Brains

                                                                                                                      Rise (reissue)

                                                                                                                        On November 4, Bad Brains’ fifth album Rise will be reissued on vinyl for the first time via The Control Group. Originally released by Epic Records in 1993, Rise was Bad Brains’ major label debut, and the follow-up to 1989’s Quickness.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. Rise
                                                                                                                        2. Miss Freedom
                                                                                                                        3. Unidentified
                                                                                                                        4. Love Is The Answer
                                                                                                                        5. Free
                                                                                                                        6. Hair
                                                                                                                        7. Coming In Numbers
                                                                                                                        8. Yes Jah
                                                                                                                        9. Take Your Time
                                                                                                                        10. Peace Of Mind
                                                                                                                        11. Without You
                                                                                                                        12. Outro 

                                                                                                                        Aesop Rock

                                                                                                                        Spirit World Field Guide (Instrumental Version)

                                                                                                                          Following the success of Aesop Rock's most recent solo album, Spirit World Field Guide, he returns to deliver the instrumental version of those interdimensional adventures. Aesop has long been celebrated for his talents as a lyricist, but he has continually grown and evolved as a producer as well. While the original Spirit World Field Guide was packed with insightful chapters of firsthand know-how into the terrain, wildlife, and social customs of our parallel universe, the Spirit World Field Guide Instrumentals not only set the tone but also provide the roadmap for you to take your own journey. Welcome to the Spirit World. Explore with intention.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. Hello From The Spirit World (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          2. The Gates (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          3. Button Masher (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          4. Dog At The Door (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          5. Gauze (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          6. Pizza Alley (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          7. Crystal Sword (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          8. Boot Soup (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          9. Coveralls (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          10. Jumping Coffin (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          11. Holy Waterfall (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          12. Flies (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          13. Salt (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          14. Sleeper Car (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          15. 1 To 10 (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          16. Attaboy (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          17. Kodokushi (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          18. Fixed And Dilated (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          19. Side Quest (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          20. Marble Cake (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                          21. The Four Winds (Instrumental)

                                                                                                                          Suki Waterhouse

                                                                                                                          Milk Teeth

                                                                                                                            The Milk Teeth EP compiles singer-songwriter Suki Waterhouse’s various non-album singles onto a physical release for the first time. It includes the song “Good Looking,” which, in mid-2022, exploded on Tik Tok and hit #1 on the global viral chart.

                                                                                                                            Suki Waterhouse catalogs the most intimate, formative, and significant moments of her life through songs. You might recognize her name or her work as an actress and model, but you’ll really get to know the multi-faceted artist through her music. Growing up in London, Suki gravitated towards music’s magnetic pull. She listened to the likes of Alanis Morissette and caught Missy Elliott live as her first concert. Meanwhile, Oasis held a particularly special place in her heart. She initially teased out this facet of her creativity with a series of singles, generating nearly 20 million total streams independently. Nylon hailed her debut “Brutally” as “what a Lana Del Rey deep cut mixed with Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides, Now’ would sound like.” In addition to raves from Garage by Vice and Lemonade Magazine, DUJOR put it best, “Suki Waterhouse’s music has swagger.” Constantly consuming artists of all stripes, she listened to the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Valerie June, Garbage, Frazey Ford, Lou Doillon, and Lucinda Williams. In late 2020, she finally dove into making what would become her full-length debut album, I Can’t Let Go [Sub Pop Records] with producer Brad Cook [Snail Mail, Waxahatchee]. Now, she introduces this chapter with “Moves” and “My Mind.”

                                                                                                                            Her first album for Sub Pop, I Can’t Let Go, produced by Brad Cook (Bon Iver, War On Drugs, Snail Mail, Waxahatchee) and released in May of 2022, is a testament to her powers as a singer and songwriter. The Milk Teeth EP rightly shines a spotlight on her pre-album material, giving these six songs their first physical release.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            1. Neon Signs
                                                                                                                            2. Valentine
                                                                                                                            3. Good Looking
                                                                                                                            4. Johanna
                                                                                                                            5. Coolest Place In The World
                                                                                                                            6. Brutally

                                                                                                                            Nightmares On Wax

                                                                                                                            Shout Out! To Freedom… (Live At Pikes Ibiza)

                                                                                                                              As Warp’s longest serving signing, Nightmares on Wax has been consistently at the forefront of contemporary music, creating a unique blend of electronica, jazz, hip-hop, dub, funk, soul and techno.

                                                                                                                              Although 9 albums in, he may have only just truly stepped into his own groove. Lockdown forced a change of pace and offered some time for meaningful reflection and introspection. Evelyn already had the wheels in motion for making a collaborative album with a variety of guests but now he took this personal element and asked them to run with it. As a result, he formed creative bonds with new and upcoming talent that slotted in nicely with both the history and evolution of N.O.W. The likes of Shabaka Hutchings, Haile Supreme, Mara TK, Sabrina Mahfouz. Greentea Peng, OSHUN and Pip Millett all feature.


                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              A1. Imagineering
                                                                                                                              A2. Creator SOS
                                                                                                                              A3. 3D Warrior
                                                                                                                              A4. Miami 80
                                                                                                                              B1. Wonder
                                                                                                                              B2. Own Me
                                                                                                                              B3. Up To Us

                                                                                                                              White Lung

                                                                                                                              Premonition

                                                                                                                                White Lung’s Premonition is about birth and rebirth. It’s about growing—and growing older—without losing the furious energy of youth. It’s the last album we’ll be getting from one of the best bands to ever do it. 

                                                                                                                                French firecracker Adrien Calvet shacks up on those sun-kissed Bali shores providing a luscious EP for Pantai People’s fifth release. Soulful serenity underpinned by bumping house grooves with that distinctive French feel.

                                                                                                                                On the A, title track ‘Le Doigt De Toto’ kicks off the journey with its infectious bassline, sweeping pads and absorbing vocals. Beachside or boothside, this one hits just right. Berlin’s Cinthie then works her magic giving it a late night, heads down, deep house rework.

                                                                                                                                Flip it for another two gems, the jazz-infused, acid-tinged ‘Riesling’ featuring Coupe Melba that slips down like a smokey Negroni with an added kick and the slap bass channelling, cosmic percussive workout ‘Esperance’.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                A1. Le Doigt De Toto
                                                                                                                                A2. Le Doigt De Toto (Cinthie Remix)
                                                                                                                                B1. Riesling (Ft. Coupe Melba)
                                                                                                                                B2. Esperance

                                                                                                                                Late Nite Tuff Guy

                                                                                                                                Tuff Cut #12

                                                                                                                                LNTG brings another batch of those supremely executed edits to the table, timeless tracks from the vaults given a fresh feel, extended, reworked and reloved. One side shines a light on a record that has had the resurgence of the century and on the B, two steamy disco belters.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                A1. Deal With God
                                                                                                                                B1. I Know U
                                                                                                                                B2. Hot

                                                                                                                                The Human League

                                                                                                                                The Virgin Years

                                                                                                                                  Formed in Sheffield in 1977 The Human League are one of the most renowned English synth-pop bands. Initially an experimental electronic outfit, the group signed to Virgin Records in 1979 and attained widespread commercial success with their third album Dare in 1981. The album contained four hit singles, including the UK/US number one hit “Don’t You Want Me”.

                                                                                                                                  Under Oakey’s leadership, the Human League have evolved into a commercially successful New Pop band, with a line-up including female vocalists Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley.

                                                                                                                                  Since 1978, the Human League have released nine studio albums, two remix albums, one live album, six EPs, 30 singles and several compilation albums. They have had five albums and 15 Top 20 singles and had sold more than 20 million records worldwide by 2010.

                                                                                                                                  This set contains their albums from their time with Virgin Records and all records come in coloured vinyl (chosen by the band) and in tip on sleeves, all housed in a sturdy box with a poster. The band have just completed a sold-out UK tour playing Dare in its entirety.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  DARE - Side A
                                                                                                                                  The Things That Dreams Are Made Of
                                                                                                                                  Open Your Heart
                                                                                                                                  The Sound Of The Crowd
                                                                                                                                  Darkness
                                                                                                                                  Do Or Die
                                                                                                                                  DARE - Side B
                                                                                                                                  Get Carter
                                                                                                                                  I Am The Law
                                                                                                                                  Seconds
                                                                                                                                  Love Action (I Believe In Love)
                                                                                                                                  Don't You Want Me

                                                                                                                                  FASCINATION - Side A
                                                                                                                                  (Keep Feeling) Fascination (Extended Version)
                                                                                                                                  Mirror Man
                                                                                                                                  Hard Times
                                                                                                                                  FASCINATION - Side B
                                                                                                                                  I Love You Too Much
                                                                                                                                  You Remind Me Of Gold
                                                                                                                                  (Keep Feeling) Fascination (Improvisation)

                                                                                                                                  HYSTERIA - Side A
                                                                                                                                  I'm Coming Back
                                                                                                                                  I Love You Too Much
                                                                                                                                  Rock Me Again And Again And Again And Again And Again And Again (Six Times)
                                                                                                                                  Louise
                                                                                                                                  The Lebanon
                                                                                                                                  HYSTERIA - Side B
                                                                                                                                  Betrayed
                                                                                                                                  The Sign
                                                                                                                                  So, Hurt
                                                                                                                                  Life On Your Own
                                                                                                                                  Don't You Know I Want You?

                                                                                                                                  CRASH – Side A
                                                                                                                                  Money
                                                                                                                                  Swang
                                                                                                                                  Human
                                                                                                                                  Jam
                                                                                                                                  Are You Ever Coming Back?
                                                                                                                                  CRASH – Side B
                                                                                                                                  I Need Your Loving
                                                                                                                                  Party
                                                                                                                                  Love On The Run
                                                                                                                                  The Real Thing
                                                                                                                                  Love Is All That Matters

                                                                                                                                  ROMANTIC? - Side A
                                                                                                                                  Kiss The Future
                                                                                                                                  A Doorway?
                                                                                                                                  Heart Like A Wheel
                                                                                                                                  Men Are Dreamers
                                                                                                                                  Mister Moon And Mister Sun
                                                                                                                                  ROMANTIC? - Side B
                                                                                                                                  Soundtrack To A Generation
                                                                                                                                  Rebound
                                                                                                                                  The Stars Are Going Out
                                                                                                                                  Let's Get Together Again
                                                                                                                                  Get It Right This Time

                                                                                                                                  Pye Corner Audio

                                                                                                                                  Let's Remerge! (Sonic Boom Remixes)

                                                                                                                                    Pye Corner Audio releases an EP of remixes by Spacemen 3 legend Sonic Boom. Let’s Remerge! takes three tracks from the recent album Let’s Emerge! – which went to Number One in the Official Charts’ dance chart following its release in July – and gives them all appropriately weird and wonderful twists. ‘Haze Loops’ gets turned inside out, the smoke clearing to reveal some new shoots; Andy Bell’s guitar is brought to the fore on ‘Saturation Point’, keeping things together as the rest of the track spins out of control in the background, like a cross between Khruangbin and Ennio Morricone; previous single ‘Warmth Of The Sun’ is put through an acid blender, blurring all the edges and giving us one much-needed final hit of serotonin as the summer recedes into the distance.

                                                                                                                                    “When Nat from Sonic Cathedral said we should ask Sonic Boom for a remix, I thought he was kidding, but as a huge Spacemen 3 fan I felt we should give it a shot,” says Pye Corner Audio, aka Martin Jenkins. “Happily, he ended up remixing three tracks and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the results. He really took them somewhere special.” “Friends kept mentioning Pye Corner Audio. Friends with good taste. And when I listened, I could hear why,” says Sonic Boom, aka Pete Kember, who has just released Reset, his acclaimed collaboration with Panda Bear. “When Sonic Cathedral approached me about a remix, with Andy Bell in tow to boot, I asked for the stems of the three tracks that I liked the most… and sometimes in life things just flow. “Three tracks and three remixes later, here we are, finally sending them off into the world to do their thing and for us to float and oscillate into their textures. These songs were medicine during troubled times for me. I can’t think of a better endorsement.” Praise for Let’s Emerge! “It was an amazing thing to realise that people connected so positively with Let’s Emerge!” says Martin, “as it was such a personal record to make.”

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    A1. Haze Loops (Sonic Boom Remix)
                                                                                                                                    A2. Saturation Point (Sonic Boom Remix)
                                                                                                                                    B1. Warmth Of The Sun (Sonic Boom Remix)

                                                                                                                                    Sunda Arc

                                                                                                                                    Night Lands

                                                                                                                                      Sunda Arc are brothers Nick Smart and Jordan Smart, best known as two-thirds of jazz-influenced minimalists Mammal Hands, and on the 18thNovember, they are set to release their sophomore album 'Night Lands' via Gondwana Records, home to such artists as GoGo Penguin, Portico Quartet, Hania Rani and Forgiveness.

                                                                                                                                      Releasing their debut EP 'Flicker' in 2018, Sunda Arc have performed live at AB Brussels, Blue Dot Festival, The Roundhouse, Jazz Café, Reworks Festival, the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Hall, Manchester with GoGo Penguin. Their debut album 'Tides', released in 2020, received high praise from numerous tastemaker media including DJ magazine who described their music as "sounding like John Hopkins' long-lost sibling".

                                                                                                                                      Sunda Arc channels Nick and Jordan's love of electronic and dance music, without losing any of their deep musicality. Drawing on techno, electronica, neo-classical and post-rock influences, Sunda Arc compose and perform using both electronic and acoustic instruments, including analogue synthesisers, home-made software patches, piano, saxophones and bass clarinet – all finessed and channelled through their own unique creative strategies. Integrating electronic elements and experimentation with the expressiveness and energy of acoustic instruments and live performance, Sunda Arc's music is expansive and compelling. "We wanted 'Night Lands' to be an exciting listen, deliberately keeping some elements under control and having other elements of the tracks feeling like they were on the edge of tipping over into being pretty chaotic. There was also the idea of generally keeping the drums and bass pretty heavy sounding when they kick in, imaging how they would sound over a big system and then holding back and focusing on melody and texture when they weren't needed."

                                                                                                                                      From the warm, melodic textures of 'Distant Siren' and 'Beacons' to the ethereal rumblings of 'Endless Fields' and 'Night Lands', Sunda Arc immerse and engulf the listener, expanding simple melodies into bold rhythmic patterns, allowing the acoustic sounds to submerge with the electronic for maximum emotional and dramatic effect. A common theme for 'Night Lands', the duo's enthusiasm to incorporate digital and analogue sounds seamlessly and blur the line between the two, results in a sound world that has both the warmth of analogue sounds and the cold, crispness of digital. "We wanted to manipulate acoustic instruments to make them sound more like samples or older recordings at points, like with the Turkish Ney flute on 'Neon Forest' that we pitch shifted and saturated to sound more like we'd sampled an old 70s recording."

                                                                                                                                      Elsewhere, 'Static Waves' and 'Forgotten Dream' use familiar and foreign sounds with an emphasis on tone and atmosphere to create a soundscape that feels like home and alien at the same time. ""We were trying to make sure the ambient moments felt really alive on this record, like a living, breathing sound world, trying to avoid things sounding too placid. We wanted them to feel just as engaging as the tracks with heavy beats so were always looking at ways to inject as much life and character into them as we could, often recording things to tape and using real tape delays to add a bit of character and fuzzy warmth to things and combining that with more cold, clinical elements."

                                                                                                                                      At times, Sunda Arc create a harsh, brutal world allowing the sound to manipulate the listener's emotional response to each track. "We were talking about dystopian themes a fair bit when we were writing the tunes and I think being in London during the lockdown definitely had an impact on our mindset at the time. The two radio samples on 'Neon Forest' and 'Static Waves' are both just random stations we found on fm radio and recorded some short sections but I both were talking about Covid related stuff. We definitely didn't feel like making a celebratory or joyful record at that point, it was much more of an introspective and moody set of tracks we were focusing on and I guess the feeling of missing being able to go out or see friends and family played a part in this."

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1. Distant Siren
                                                                                                                                      2. Phantom's Gift
                                                                                                                                      3. Beacons
                                                                                                                                      4. Endless Fields
                                                                                                                                      5. Night Lands
                                                                                                                                      6. Static Waves
                                                                                                                                      7. Neon Forest
                                                                                                                                      8. Forgotten Dream
                                                                                                                                      9. Mirai
                                                                                                                                      10. Ritual
                                                                                                                                      11. Endless Skies

                                                                                                                                      CARM

                                                                                                                                      CARM II

                                                                                                                                        Innovative horn player, producer and songwriter CJ Camerieri returns with his deeply collaborative CARM project. CARM II, the second album due out this fall with 37d03d, was produced in Minneapolis by Ryan Olson and features Edie Brickell, Sid Sriram, Kristian Matsson, Justin Vernon, Gabriella Smith, Sean Carey and others. It is a genre-defying, heartfelt exploration of the possibilities in provocative musicmaking and provides a homespace for a profound variety of voices.

                                                                                                                                        Where the first record used horns in place of other instruments, CARM II places them even more prominently in the musical texture. The experience of playing live shaped this approach. “Standing at the front of the stage was a new experience for me and I wanted to create a record of songs that justified my being there.” On CARM II, there is no mistaking that the lead “singer” of this band is Camerieri’s horn. CJ also wanted to feature bandmate Trever Hagen, who takes on both production and performance roles

                                                                                                                                        The featured artists on CARM II have opined on their various roles in this project. Brickell contacted Camerieri asking him to participate in her short-form songwriting project that she introduced on social media during the pandemic. Camerieri and Olson were in the middle of writing songs for the record, and one stood out as perfect for Brickell’s request. Sent as a work-inprogress, she quickly responded, writing the first verse and chorus to what would become “More and More.” They knew it needed to be fully realized. Says Brickell, “CJ’s trumpet melodies and phrases inspired ‘More and More.’ I just listened to him and followed his lead, trusted what came to mind and sang it. It all flowed from his music.”

                                                                                                                                        “For ‘I Fall’ Ryan and I created the basic track and I really struggled to write on it. It wasn’t in song form, and I couldn’t find my way into making it a coherent thought.” CJ thought of Gabriella Smith, one of the leading composers of our day, and on a whim sent her the track. Smith sent fragments to experiment with and send back to her as she rode out the pandemic in the Norwegian countryside. After 3 months, she then sent him a fully realized score of horns/vocals.

                                                                                                                                        The result is a testament to the visionary composer’s incredible ingenuity. “That this music was in Smith’s imagination and then fully notated is mind boggling to me.” “The Ones You Love” was the last song written for the record. CJ had been arranging and playing horns on Sid Sriram’s forthcoming debut, falling in love with Sriram’s voice and style. The song came from a jam session at with Andrew Broder on keys, Evan Slack on guitar, Chris Bierden on bass, and Hagen on drum machine. CJ and Sid trade epic lines back and forth, celebrating vulnerability and virtuosity in tandem.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        A 1/ Aptap (4:19)
                                                                                                                                        2/ Essex Girl (2:22)
                                                                                                                                        3/ The Ones You Love (feat. Sid Sriram) (4:27)
                                                                                                                                        4/ Breaks (5:20)
                                                                                                                                        5/ More And More (feat. Edie Brickell) (5:10)

                                                                                                                                        B 6/ Saturn (3:46)
                                                                                                                                        7/ New Eyes (3:43)
                                                                                                                                        8/ A Void (feat. Mike Noyce) (5:02)
                                                                                                                                        9/ I Fall (feat. Gabriella Smith) (4:39)
                                                                                                                                        10/ The Great Divide (5:11)

                                                                                                                                        STR4TA

                                                                                                                                        STR4TASFEAR

                                                                                                                                          Welcome to ‘STR4TASFEAR, Bluey and Gilles’ second STR4TA album released.

                                                                                                                                          A collection of songs, melodies, grooves and sounds that sit perfectly in the brand new music world it’s part of. Gilles and Bluey are both men who emerged into the Brit funk world. They were both part of this truly thrilling chapter in the story of homegrown music; which manifests itself here in a sumptuous mixture of twanging basslines, spacey synth melodies, clicking beats and wispy, ethereal voices.

                                                                                                                                          And for this new set, they’ve got a few like-minded souls along to join the party. Multi-talented Neo-soul Godfather Omar, and celebrated vocalist, Valerie Etienne, both represent Brit funk’s first bounce. Also welcomed in to the fold is musical polymath, Emma-Jean Thackray, Brighton duo Anushka and Floridian trumpeter/vocalist Theo Croker. ‘STR4TASFEAR’ is Gilles and Bluey’s wide-open window into a timeless, wonderful world of Brit funk (Words by Mark Webster, 2022).

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1. Galactic Fanfare
                                                                                                                                          2. City Sounds
                                                                                                                                          3. Turn Me Around
                                                                                                                                          4. When You Call Me
                                                                                                                                          5. Why Must You Fly (feat. Omar)
                                                                                                                                          6. To Be As One (feat. Theo Croker)
                                                                                                                                          7. (Bring On The) Bad Weather (feat. Anushka)
                                                                                                                                          8. Reflections (Chaser 1)
                                                                                                                                          9. Night Flight 05:25
                                                                                                                                          10. Soothsayer (feat. Theo Croker)
                                                                                                                                          11. Reflections (Chaser 2)
                                                                                                                                          12. Lazy Days (feat. Emma-Jean Thackray)
                                                                                                                                          13. Find Your Heaven (feat. Valerie Etienne)
                                                                                                                                          14. Virgil (Vocal Version)
                                                                                                                                          15. Something, Anything

                                                                                                                                          Purple Disco Machine

                                                                                                                                          Devil In Me (Feat. Joe Killington & Duane Harden) [Ltd Edition]

                                                                                                                                          Limited edition clear vinyl version of Purple Disco Machine’s anthem ‘Devil In Me’ featuring Joe Killington & Duane Harden, tight sun-kissed house groove, a familiar sounding funk-driven guitar sample and a catchy vocal co-written by Duane Harden (from Armand Van Helden’s 1999 club classic, ‘You Don’t Know Me’) and sung by Joe Killington.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          A1. Extended Mix
                                                                                                                                          B1. PDM Club Dub Mix
                                                                                                                                          B2. Fatboy Slim Remix

                                                                                                                                          Echo & The Bunnymen

                                                                                                                                          Evergreen - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                            Originally released in 1997, Evergreen marked a critical and commercial renaissance for the band after more than half a decade’s hiatus; an album that rightfully returned them to the Top 10 that sported three UK hits including the seminal ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’.

                                                                                                                                            When Echo & The Bunnymen imploded at the end of the 1980s, the decade lost one of its greatest bands in the messiest of circumstances. Until then, theirs had been a magical rise: since 1979 they’d outgrown the Liverpool punk scene, outshone their alternative pop rivals of the mid-80s, and looked set to step into the big league. But by the end of the decade the magic that had kept them together was slowly unthreading. The die was cast in 1988 when Ian McCulloch quit after a tour of Japan. It should have marked the end for the band, but the remaining Bunnymen decided to persevere and seek a replacement. Unthinkable tragedy struck in 1989 when drummer Pete de Freitas was killed in a motorbike accident.

                                                                                                                                            The finality – as it then seemed – of the Bunnymen was all the worse for the nagging sense that they hadn’t so much faded away as burned out before their time.

                                                                                                                                            After a half-decade wilderness years of side projects and solo outings, in January 1997 Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson and Ian McCulloch decided to come back together in a recording studio for the first time in ten years. The reborn Bunnymen entered Doghouse studios in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, as fate would have it at the same time as Oasis, then gliding on a post-Knebworth high as the biggest band in Britain. In a pivotal generational passing of the baton, the two legends of their eras merged on the killer ace nestling up McCulloch’s sleeve, ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’, featuring a 24-year-old Liam Gallagher on backing “yeah, yeah, yeah!”s and tambourine shakes.

                                                                                                                                            Any doubts among fans that the Bunnymen might have been making a terrible mistake by regrouping were obliterated by the song’s first chorus, crashing the UK Top Ten at number 8 in June 1997, the first taster of the album, the highest new entry in the band’s career and equalling their best ever chart position for ‘The Cutter’.

                                                                                                                                            The self-produced sessions at Doghouse were further embellished with strings, horns and vocal arrangements at the more imperious sounding Abbey Road and the resultant album achieved the almost impossible; commercial, conceptual and critical acclaim on a par with their past achievements. NME called it “impossibly good. The first comeback in history not to be dogged by a nauseous sense of distress, the first one to actually sound important”, the Melody Maker declared “the new songs are as good as the old songs, and probably better than almost anything you’ll hear this year”.

                                                                                                                                            Former manager (and later KLF pop maverick Bill Drummond) spoke of their return at the time: “Within the soul of Echo & The Bunnymen there was a pure aspiration that transcended all those would-be dragged up memories. It’s as if The Bunnymen were going for some ultimate and indefinable glory.”

                                                                                                                                            Ten years since they last graced the Top Ten Album Chart, Evergreen returned them there in July 1997. The Bunnymen had proved themselves not only deserving of a second wind but effortlessly welcomed by the musical landscape of the late-90s. Arriving in the season of Oasis’s Be Here Now and The Verve’s Urban Hymns, Evergreen was both of and beyond its time.

                                                                                                                                            At the time, McCulloch proudly spoke of the album as the best he’d believed they’d ever made. Through the sepia lens of hindsight, today he understates its value as containing “at least three great songs, which is three more than most bands have in their entire catalogue.” By name, the ballads ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’, ‘Forgiven’ and ‘Just A Touch Away’. Beyond McCulloch’s holy trinity, Evergreen was just as notable for its snake-charming title track and the similarly serpentine ‘Empire State Halo’, both, like the best Bunnymen songs of yore, reaching our ears somewhere from Norris Green via Marrakesh. Elsewhere the Mersey shuffle of singles ‘Don’t Let it Get You Down’ and ‘I Want To Be There (When You Come)’ sees the brighter side of the band, as open and as relevant as their contemporaries past and present.

                                                                                                                                            “Someone asked me the other day why I reunited the Bunnymen,” McCulloch commented that summer. “Well, I haven’t. I’ve re-ignited the Bunnymen. Having said that, they never stopped glowing somewhere in my heart.”

                                                                                                                                            That glow made music, Evergreen still blinds.


                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            EVERGREEN (25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION) LP

                                                                                                                                            A1 Don’t Let It Get You Down
                                                                                                                                            A2 In My Time
                                                                                                                                            A3 I Want To Be There (When You Come)
                                                                                                                                            A4 Evergreen
                                                                                                                                            A5 I’ll Fly Tonight
                                                                                                                                            A6 Nothing Lasts Forever 3:55

                                                                                                                                            B1 Baseball Bill
                                                                                                                                            B2 Altamont
                                                                                                                                            B3 Just A Touch Away
                                                                                                                                            B4 Empire State Halo
                                                                                                                                            B5 Too Young To Kneel
                                                                                                                                            B6 Forgiven


                                                                                                                                            EVERGREEN (25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION 2 X CD)

                                                                                                                                            CD1
                                                                                                                                            01 Don’t Let It Get You Down
                                                                                                                                            02 In My Time
                                                                                                                                            03 I Want To Be There (When You Come)
                                                                                                                                            04 Evergreen
                                                                                                                                            05 I’ll Fly Tonight
                                                                                                                                            06 Nothing Lasts Forever
                                                                                                                                            07 Baseball Bill
                                                                                                                                            08 Altamont
                                                                                                                                            09 Just A Touch Away
                                                                                                                                            10 Empire State Halo
                                                                                                                                            11 Too Young To Kneel
                                                                                                                                            12 Forgiven
                                                                                                                                            13 Watchtower
                                                                                                                                            14 Polly
                                                                                                                                            15 Hurracaine
                                                                                                                                            16 Colour Me In
                                                                                                                                            17 Antelope
                                                                                                                                            18 Jonny

                                                                                                                                            CD2
                                                                                                                                            01 I Want To Be There (When You Come)
                                                                                                                                            (Live At The Improv Theatre, 1999)
                                                                                                                                            02 Rescue (Live At The Improv Theatre, 1999)
                                                                                                                                            03 Lips Like Sugar (Live At The Improv Theatre, 1999)
                                                                                                                                            04 Bedbugs And Ballyhoo (Live At The Improv Theatre, 1999)
                                                                                                                                            05 Nothing Lasts Forever (Radio One Jo Whiley Session, 1997)
                                                                                                                                            06 The Killing Moon (Radio One Jo Whiley Session, 1997)
                                                                                                                                            07 Baseball Bill (Live At The Kilburn National, 1997)+
                                                                                                                                            08 Just A Touch Away (Live At The Kilburn National, 1997)+
                                                                                                                                            09 I’ll Fly Tonight (Live At The Kilburn National, 1997)+
                                                                                                                                            10 Altamont (Live At The Kilburn National, 1997)+
                                                                                                                                            11 Lips Like Sugar (Whyt Radio Acoustic Version, 1997)
                                                                                                                                            12 I Want To Be There (When You Come) (Whyt Radio Acoustic Version, 1997)
                                                                                                                                            13 The Killing Moon (Whyt Radio Acoustic Version, 1997)
                                                                                                                                            14 Forgiven (GLR Robert Elms Acoustic Session, 1997)
                                                                                                                                            15 Nothing Lasts Forever (Radio One Live Lounge Session, 1999)+
                                                                                                                                            +Previously Unreleased

                                                                                                                                            TVAM

                                                                                                                                            High Art Lite

                                                                                                                                              TVAM self-released his much-acclaimed debut Psychic Data in the autumn of 2018, something of a cult-classic, the album joined the dots between Suicide’s deconstructed rock ’n’ roll, Boards of Canada’s irresistible nostalgia and My Bloody Valentine’s infinite noise. Psychic Data spawned an ‘Album Of The Day’ at BBC 6Music whilst signature tune ‘Porsche Majeure’ featured in HBO’s smash-hit ‘Succession’.

                                                                                                                                              Fast forward the VCR to 2022, High Art Lite takes a different tilt to its predecessor by emphasising the immediate and the personal.The colours are blown-out and the brightness is cranked up.TVAM’s take on role models, fictional movie character tropes, and fables of good and evil, are all tackled with the same suspicious cynicism but this time with an urgent belief in the human condition.

                                                                                                                                              A heady mix of Black Mirror’s modern fables, JG Ballard’s gated communities of sun-drenched wealth, and Mulholland Drive’s boulevard of broken daydreams, High Art Lite offers an all-inclusive package of redemption.

                                                                                                                                              High Art Lite is the first-ever Dinked Edition collaboration with Invada Records.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                                                                              Future Flesh
                                                                                                                                              Every Day In Every Way
                                                                                                                                              Club Nautico (Part 1)
                                                                                                                                              Piz Buin
                                                                                                                                              Double Lucifer
                                                                                                                                              Shallow Ends
                                                                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                                                                              Semantics
                                                                                                                                              Say Anything
                                                                                                                                              Host
                                                                                                                                              Club Nautico (Part 2)
                                                                                                                                              High Art Lite

                                                                                                                                              The Broadside Hack

                                                                                                                                              Live From Real World

                                                                                                                                                Following their debut Glastonbury Festival performance, Broadside Hacks in collaboration with British Underground today announce the UK premiere of The Broadside Hack; a new documentary telling the story of the young vanguard of UK artists sharing radical interpretations, proto-feminist narratives and queer histories through the lens of British traditional folk song.

                                                                                                                                                An accompanying live album of the songs performed in the film will also be released in December on LP and digitally.

                                                                                                                                                Having enjoyed its US premiere at SXSW in March, The Broadside Hack is a short music documentary produced by British Underground, created with the aid of a grant from Arts Council England and PRS Foundation. Directed by Crispin Parry and filmed by The Northern Cowboys, It explores the influence of traditional folk songs on a new generation of musicians, filmed just as the UK was emerging from the dark days of the pandemic. The documentary was made in collaboration with music collective Broadside Hacks and features influential artists and groups from the new folk scene, including Rough Trade signees caroline, former Goat Girl bassist Naima Bock, whose acclaimed album Giant Palm was released on Sub Pop earlier this year, Shovel Dance Collective, Thyrsis, Broadside Hacks and Boss Morris. Discovering a fresh vitality in the tunes and new histories in the stories they tell, the film includes conversations, dances and intimate performances filmed at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Box, Wiltshire between 17th and 19th August 2021.

                                                                                                                                                The live concert and screening of The Broadside Hack arguably marks the close of the first chapter in the story of the UK’s new folk scene; a story in which Broadside Hacks has been central. Initially formed as a folk night, the pandemic forced it to change its shape, morphing into a collective of young, like-minded musicians who met to play folk music in South London.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                Side 1
                                                                                                                                                A1 Boss Morris - Up The Hill
                                                                                                                                                A2 [Interview] Shovel Dance Collective - ‘A Collective Authoring Of History’
                                                                                                                                                A3 Shovel Dance Collective - The Bold Fisherman / My Husband Has No Courage In Him
                                                                                                                                                A4 [Interview] Thyrsis - ‘Collaboration Across Space And Time’
                                                                                                                                                A5 Thyrsis - Single Sailor
                                                                                                                                                A6 [Interview] Naima Bock (Broadside Hacks) - ‘Retracing Beginnings’
                                                                                                                                                A7 Broadside Hacks - Gently Johnny
                                                                                                                                                Side 2
                                                                                                                                                B1 Shovel Dance Collective - Merrily Kissed The Quaker
                                                                                                                                                B2 [Interview] Shovel Dance Collective - ‘Queering Folk Songs Of The Past’
                                                                                                                                                B3 Thyrsis - Godstow Bridge
                                                                                                                                                B4 [Interview] Naima Bock (Broadside Hacks) - ‘The Broadside Hacks Folk Club’
                                                                                                                                                B5 Broadside Hacks - Rain And Snow
                                                                                                                                                B6 Boss Morris - Young Collins

                                                                                                                                                The Smashing Pumpkins

                                                                                                                                                ATUM

                                                                                                                                                  ATUM is a rock opera presented in three acts by inimitable American rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. The album tells an epic interplanetary story set in the not-too-distant future, though the songs themselves respectively stand on their own in the Pumpkins pantheon. This is the final installment in a concept album trilogy, which began with 1995’s Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness and then continued with 2000's Machina/The Machines of God. The album features three original members of the band - William Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin - as well as longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder. Corgan had been developing the idea for the rock opera for years, and the pandemic gave him the time off the road to meticulously complete it in the grandiose way he had intended.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1. Atum
                                                                                                                                                  2. Butterfly Suite
                                                                                                                                                  3. The Good In Goodbye
                                                                                                                                                  4. Embracer
                                                                                                                                                  5. With Ado I Do
                                                                                                                                                  6. Hooligan
                                                                                                                                                  7. Steps In Time
                                                                                                                                                  8. Where Rain Must Fall
                                                                                                                                                  9. Beyond The Vale
                                                                                                                                                  10. Hooray!
                                                                                                                                                  11. The Gold Mask
                                                                                                                                                  12. Avalanche
                                                                                                                                                  13. Empires
                                                                                                                                                  14. Neophyte
                                                                                                                                                  15. Moss
                                                                                                                                                  16. Night Waves
                                                                                                                                                  17. Space Age
                                                                                                                                                  18. Every Morning
                                                                                                                                                  19. To The Grays
                                                                                                                                                  20. Beguiled
                                                                                                                                                  21. The Culling
                                                                                                                                                  22. Springtimes
                                                                                                                                                  23. Sojurner
                                                                                                                                                  24. That Which Animates The Spirit
                                                                                                                                                  25. X Ray
                                                                                                                                                  26. Pacer
                                                                                                                                                  27. In Lieu Of Failure
                                                                                                                                                  28. Cenotaph
                                                                                                                                                  29. Harmageddon
                                                                                                                                                  30. Fireflies
                                                                                                                                                  31. Intergalactic
                                                                                                                                                  32. Spellbinding
                                                                                                                                                  33. Of Wings
                                                                                                                                                  34. Audio Story

                                                                                                                                                  Ville Valo

                                                                                                                                                  Neon Noir

                                                                                                                                                    'In the annals of 21st century alternative rock history there are few artists who cast a longer or more peculiar shadow than Finnish Love Metal pioneer Ville Valo. After all, his band HIM were easily among the most iconic and idiosyncratic groups of the millenium. Zealously revered, gleefully reviled but impossible to ignore, their music left an indelible mark on a worldwide legion of fans. The scarlet letters stood for His Infernal Majesty. Their founder stood for something delightedly out of step with the status quo.

                                                                                                                                                    "We only hoped to temporarily redirect hard rock's blood flow from the nether regions towards the heart", reminisces Ville Valo, the singer, songwriter and primus motor of HIM. Judging by the monolithic presence of the Heartagram in any account of music this side of the millennium it’s apparent that he succeeded.

                                                                                                                                                    Inspired by everyone from Poe to Bukowski and tinged by a penchant for perfumed Sabbathian gloom, Valo’s creative lovechild would produce eight era-defining studio releases and over ten million record sales, not forgetting a Grammy nomination, countless magazine covers, critical acclaim, and the veneration of a generation. Thus, it came as no surprise that the news of a farewell tour in 2017 was greeted with shock and disbelief among devotees and endless speculation as to what or who was to take up the velvet mantle.

                                                                                                                                                    “As fun as the funeral rites for HIM were, it took me more than a few moons to lick my wounds in the shadow of the Heartagram and come up with an excuse to strum and hum again. Eventually, I decided to put a leash on my beloved black dog and we started howling together instead of barking at each other. That's how Loveletting was born".

                                                                                                                                                    Loveletting, the first single off VV's debut album 'Neon Noir' out in early 2023, suggests this new infernal mix of light and shade is nothing short of a landmark release from one of modern music’s most distinctive and intriguing voices. It belongs to the same forlorn world of woe and whimsy once conceived and governed by Valo in HIM, but with the nuanced notes of a fine aged Cabernet. "Artistically speaking the main difference between HIM and VV is the extra line in the Heartagram, but what an exquisite line it is! It’s the Mamas and the Papas dressed up as Metallica on their way to a Halloween bash at the Studio 54, and now who wouldn't want to witness that?"

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    01 Echolocate Your Love
                                                                                                                                                    02 Run Away From The Sun
                                                                                                                                                    03 Neon Noir
                                                                                                                                                    04 Loveletting
                                                                                                                                                    05 The Foreverlost
                                                                                                                                                    06 Baby Lacrimarium
                                                                                                                                                    07 Salute The Sanguine
                                                                                                                                                    08 In Trenodia
                                                                                                                                                    09 Heartful Of Ghosts
                                                                                                                                                    10 Saturnine Saturnalia
                                                                                                                                                    11 Zener Solitaire
                                                                                                                                                    12 Vertigo Eyes

                                                                                                                                                    Lost Society

                                                                                                                                                    If The Sky Came Down

                                                                                                                                                      Pounding riffs weighing several tons? Check! Catchy choruses and symphonic flashes? Check! Relentless eruptions of utterly chaotic, yet catchy modern metal? Check! Passionate performances by elaborate musicians? Check!

                                                                                                                                                      You got it right: over the last twelve adrenaline-filled years, braindead™ Finnish cannonball squad LOST SOCIETY has been fearlessly exploring the lights and shadows of the world of heavy metal. Still, despite the dirty deeds of the past years and the praise of legendary colleagues such as Kreator's Mille Petrozza and Sepultura's Andreas Kisser, it now feels like the band's rocket is just about to take off.

                                                                                                                                                      Enter 2022. The epochs of darkness have just been left behind...

                                                                                                                                                      LOST SOCIETY – featuring guitarist Arttu Lesonen, bassist Mirko Lehtinen and drummer Taz Fagerström as well – is about to unleash the most ambitious, versatile and innovative record of their career. Well, so far.

                                                                                                                                                      If The Sky Came Down is a bona fide example of what may happen when utterly talented musicians recognize the magnificent feeling: we are capable of reaching the heavy metal skies.

                                                                                                                                                      The definitive nail in the coffin is the record's spectacular closer Suffocating. There are cold shivers down the listener's spine as Samy Elbanna spits fragile but powerful lines such as "only death can heal me" and "the air is pure but I'm suffocating".

                                                                                                                                                      The lyrics may sometimes be secondary in the mystical realms of rock 'n' roll, but If The Sky Came Down heads out to another highway – and certainly not just within the unique serenity of aforementioned Suffocating.

                                                                                                                                                      And now the rockets are about to be launched again... What does the future look like?


                                                                                                                                                      Lamb Of God

                                                                                                                                                      Omens

                                                                                                                                                        Across their career Lamb Of God grew from basement shows and grimy DIY venues to headline arenas. The New Wave of American Heavy Metal architects earned a reverence akin to musical forefathers (and road companions) Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth. "For millions of headbangers, Lamb Of God are simply the most important contemporary metal band in the world," Guitar World observed. Timeless songs like "Laid to Rest," "Redneck," "Walk with Me in Hell," and "Now You've Got Something to Die For" became anthems in the heavy metal songbook, with gargantuan vocals born from both righteous anger and devotion, and unrivaled riffs for the ages.

                                                                                                                                                        Now, the Grammy-nominated goliath follows 2020's self-titled slab with a vicious new testament. Riding high on an insatiable drive, a focused collective camaraderie, and a creative renaissance saluted by the likes of Rolling Stone and NME, Lamb Of God returned to longtime producer Josh Wilbur (Megadeth, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold) and carved the gloriously unhinged Omens into sonic stone.

                                                                                                                                                        Even as D. Randall Blythe (vocals), Mark Morton (lead guitar), Willie Adler (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Art Cruz (drums) enjoy one another's company and chemistry like never before, Omens is possibly the angriest Lamb Of God album yet. Densely muscular, soaked in unnerving spite, with a pessimistic eye toward inner struggles and global affairs alike, Omens is a furious entry in the catalog.

                                                                                                                                                        Most of the album was recorded live in the studio, including Blythe's vibrantly unhinged vocal attack. Morton and Adler's riffs threaten, challenge, and devastate. Cruz and Campbell's unstoppable rhythms lurch and beckon. Having shined on 2020’s Lamb Of God, Cruz injects even more nuance and personality into his playing across Omens’ songs.

                                                                                                                                                        It's a potent, palpable energy Lamb Of God first tapped when they shoved heavy metal into the new millennium with New American Gospel (2000). As the Palaces Burn (2003) joined Rolling Stone's Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake (2004) was the first Lamb Of Gold album certified gold by the RIAA, a feat once all but impossible for a contemporary extreme metal band.

                                                                                                                                                        Sacrament (2006), Revolver's Album of the Year, went gold as well. The raw and organic malice of Wrath (2009) began the band's enduring relationship with Wilbur. Both the diverse Resolution (2012) and the explosive VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) debuted in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200.

                                                                                                                                                        The 2020 self-titled set, their first new material in five years, added instant classics "Memento Mori" and "Resurrection Man" to the repertoire, alongside eight more monster tracks. Revolver, Metal Hammer, Loudwire, and Consequence included Lamb Of God on their year-end Best Albums lists. The momentum continues with Omens, arguably the band's most aggressive and ambitious yet.

                                                                                                                                                        The hardcore fire at the heart of Lamb Of God still burns as hot as the 12-foot flames blazing the stages on their co-headlining trek with Megadeth, appropriately called "The Metal Tour of the Year." Even as the state of the world descends, the state of the union for Lamb Of God remains strong.



                                                                                                                                                        Joy Division

                                                                                                                                                        Leigh Rock Festival 1979 - 2022 Repress

                                                                                                                                                          Joy Division live at the Leigh Rock Festival in 1979.

                                                                                                                                                          The Leigh Rock and Music Festival was a 3-day mini-festival co-hosted by Zoo Records and Factory Records, held in Leigh on 25, 26 & 27 August 1979. Factory gave the event the catalogue number Fac 15 and the title 'Zoo Meets Factory Half-way'. The roster included A Certain Ratio, Joy Division, Crawling Chaos, The Teardrop Explodes, OMD, and Echo and the Bunnymen.

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          Disorder/ Stage Announcements
                                                                                                                                                          Leaders Of Men
                                                                                                                                                          Colony
                                                                                                                                                          Insight
                                                                                                                                                          Digital
                                                                                                                                                          Dead Souls
                                                                                                                                                          Shadow Play
                                                                                                                                                          She’s Lost Control
                                                                                                                                                          Transmission
                                                                                                                                                          Interzone
                                                                                                                                                          Sound Of Music- Intro

                                                                                                                                                          Shit & Shine

                                                                                                                                                          New Confusion

                                                                                                                                                            Every single psychonaut worth their salt can remember a moment, midway through some chemically-assisted voyage into the unknown, when someone in the room had the sheer gall to utter the immortal words that strike terror into the heart of everyone present: “Hey, imagine what it’d be like if we stayed this way forever?” Wonder no longer. Existing permanently stranded at the dizzying peak of a nightmarish hallucinatory travelogue, Shit & Shine are here to make that moment a reality. Yet thankfully, as always in this absurdist and electrifying realm, they’re notable for offering a different vision from the third eye whenever they make themselves manifest. What’s more, with New Confusion they’ve usurped their own outré paradigms yet again, resulting in a demented heat-haze panorama of delirious beat-driven abandon and elucidated neural pathways.

                                                                                                                                                            As ever the brainchild of Texan king of outlaw brinkmanship Craig Clouse, these nine abject and glorious meditations exist in an alternate dimension whereby a loop-driven exploratory framework is joyridden with alacrity offroad by a moonshine-swigging convict, a zone whereby aural scrap metal is alchemically transformed into gleaming, abstract and intimidating structures and sculptures anew. It may not have occurred to the average head that the sound of Tropicália melting gleefully in the sun (as here essayed on ‘Miami’) might be to their satisfaction, nor that the image of J Dilla trapped in a K-hole with Butthole Surfers would do anything but make them mildly anxious. Similarly, the prospect of Ming The Merciless screaming with rage at his internet service provider (see ‘Robbed’) may not be something that immediately appeals to music listeners around the globe, and nor could most folk imagine an in-the-red floor-filler being quite as pulverising and irresistible as the motorik mangler ‘Annoyed’, which kicks off this album in incendiary style - no less than the sound of ‘Hallogallo’-in-hell. Yet if the parallel universe of Shit & Shine exists for anything, it’s to map out new frontiers of wrong and righteous beyond your wildest expectations. Meet the new end-of-level boss. 

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            1. Annoyed
                                                                                                                                                            2. Cocoa Leaves
                                                                                                                                                            3. Miami
                                                                                                                                                            4. Shipped
                                                                                                                                                            5. Runnin Around
                                                                                                                                                            6. Park Road 1-C
                                                                                                                                                            7. Riviera
                                                                                                                                                            8. Steak Butter
                                                                                                                                                            9. Robbed

                                                                                                                                                            Edena Gardens

                                                                                                                                                            Edena Gardens

                                                                                                                                                              Members of Papir & Causa Sui travel through new musical realms. 3 musicians with their own compass: Martin Rude & Jakob Skøtt have shared a wide range of musical quests: from Causa Sui’s “Bitches Brew of Stoner Rock” crossing the folk meditations of Sun River and arriving most recently as members of the pre-fusion electric dealings of the London Odense Ensemble. Papir guitarist Nicklas Sørensen is not merely adding a new layer to an established duo, but his presence to the party have brought it into more meditative dwellings.

                                                                                                                                                              These pieces move slowly, evolving like the slow growth underneath the ground. Whereas Causa Sui & Papir have always excelled at blistering panoramic and often sundrenched sounds, Edena Gardens take a dive inwards and downwards rather than outwards. But there’s also an electrically charged ecstatic rawness to the dealings. Like Æther, the 10 minute opener’s 2 guitars-and-a-drum kit improv, finding it’s way from tumbling drones into monolithic slow riffage. Elsewhere, we find trails of electronic vapors, misfiring bursts of noise and slow drones stretched out. Edena Gardens is a thing to be experienced first hand - it’s not for everyone, but those who decide to stay are greatly rewarded. It’s a debut unlike any other record on El Paraiso, perhaps unlike any you’ve ever heard. Welcome to Edena Gardens. 

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              1. Aether
                                                                                                                                                              2. Sliding Under
                                                                                                                                                              3. The Canopy
                                                                                                                                                              4. Hidebound
                                                                                                                                                              5. Now Here Nowhere
                                                                                                                                                              6. Iod
                                                                                                                                                              7. An T-eilean Dubh

                                                                                                                                                              The Leaf Library

                                                                                                                                                              Library Music Volume One

                                                                                                                                                                Library Music: Volume One is a sixteen track double LP collecting the North London drone pop band’s 7” singles, one-offs and compilation tracks spanning the first 14 years of the group’s existence. It includes synth pop, indie fuzz and moody motorik workouts, alongside pastoral folk sketches, dubby electronics and the occasional drone experiment. More immediate than their stretched out and slow-burning recent album tracks, the music here is taken from limited vinyl releases, album bonus tracks and music for compilations on labels as diverse as Bezirk Tapes, Second Language, Modern Aviation, and Concrete Tapes as well as the band’s current home, Where It’s At Is Where You Are.

                                                                                                                                                                The compilation is a happily cohesive document of an inventive band that rarely stand still for long. The band says, “We wanted to gather all our early, scattered work before we move on to our next album, to remind ourselves (and others) of some of the poppier and less characteristic things we’ve done. We’ve always felt a lot more relaxed and freer making one off things for people – it’s a chance to try things that might otherwise be daunting on a full record”.

                                                                                                                                                                Always a prolific group this is by no means an exhaustive collection, the title giving a clue to how much more they have left to share. “We have been introduced to loads of bands that we love initially through non-album compilations – Broadcast, The Chills, Stereolab, Piano Magic, Flying Saucer Attack amongst others – we wanted to add our own to that (admittedly slightly daunting) lineage.” The Leaf Library are formed around the core group of singer Kate Gibson, former Saloon and Singing Adams guitarist Matt Ashton, guitarist SJ Nelson, drummer Lewis Young and bass player Gareth Jones. They have released three studio albums (Daylight Versions, About Minerals and The World Is A Bell) as well a number of electronic and experimental albums and EPs, remix compilations and long form tracks. They have also released five Monument CDRs; an on-going series of experimental solo and side projects on their Objects Forever imprint. The band have collaborated with musicians as diverse as Alasdair MacLean of The Clientele, singer Ed Dowie, noise group Far Rainbow and string collective Iskra Strings, and have provided music for a number of exhibitions, films and performances. A collaborative album with Japanese artist Teruyuki Kurihara is due in late 2022 on the Mille Plateaux label. 

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                01 Agnes In The Square
                                                                                                                                                                02 Goodbye Four Walls
                                                                                                                                                                03 City In Reverse
                                                                                                                                                                04 Walking Backwards
                                                                                                                                                                05 Soundings
                                                                                                                                                                06 Diagram Loop
                                                                                                                                                                07 The Greater Good
                                                                                                                                                                08 Losing Places (ISAN Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                09 A Stone In Water
                                                                                                                                                                10 Architect Of The Moon
                                                                                                                                                                11 Tired Ghost
                                                                                                                                                                12 The Still Point
                                                                                                                                                                13 Wave Of Translation
                                                                                                                                                                14 Badminton House
                                                                                                                                                                15 Tranquility Bass
                                                                                                                                                                16 A Gap In The Trees 

                                                                                                                                                                Grant Green

                                                                                                                                                                Feelin’ The Spirit - Tone Poet Series Edition

                                                                                                                                                                  Grant Green was Feelin’ The Spirit on this deeply soulful 1962 date that found the great guitarist interpreting a set of spirituals with a state-of-the-art modern jazz line-up featuring Herbie Hancock on piano, Butch Warren on bass, Billy Higgins on drums plus Garvin Masseaux on tambourine.

                                                                                                                                                                  This stereo Tone Poet Vinyl Edition was produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analogue master tapes, pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI, and packaged in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket.

                                                                                                                                                                  Kenny Burrell

                                                                                                                                                                  Kenny Burrell - Tone Poet Series Edition

                                                                                                                                                                    The first thing that strikes you about Kenny Burrell’s second Blue Note album, Kenny Burrell, is the cover, which features an illustration by Andy Warhol. The second is the striking music, which is drawn from four different sessions recorded in 1956 with the guitarist featured in a variety of settings.

                                                                                                                                                                    This mono Tone Poet Vinyl Edition was produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analogue master tapes, pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI, and packaged in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket.

                                                                                                                                                                    The Kinks

                                                                                                                                                                    The Kink Kontroversy - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                      The Kinks came into their own as album artists on The Kink Kontroversy. Ray Davies fully matured as a songwriter on this title, which bridges their raw early British Invasion sound with more sophisticated lyrics and thoughtful production.

                                                                                                                                                                      Full of powerful ravers like the hit "Til the End of the Day" (utilizing yet another "You Really Got Me"-type riff) and the abrasive, Dave Davies-sung cover of "Milk Cow Blues," but tracks like the calypso pastiche "I'm on an Island," where Ray sings of isolation with a forlorn yet merry bite, were far more indicative of their future direction.

                                                                                                                                                                      Other great songs on this underrated album include the uneasy nostalgia of "Where Have All the Good Times Gone?," the plaintive, almost fatalistic ballads "Ring the Bells" and "The World Keeps Going Round," and the Dave Davies-sung declaration of independence "I Am Free."


                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      Milk Cow Blues
                                                                                                                                                                      Ring The Bells
                                                                                                                                                                      Gotta Get The First Plane Home
                                                                                                                                                                      When I See That Girl Of Mine
                                                                                                                                                                      I Am Free
                                                                                                                                                                      Till The End Of The Day
                                                                                                                                                                      The World Keeps Going Round
                                                                                                                                                                      I'm On An Island
                                                                                                                                                                      Where Have All The Good Times Gone
                                                                                                                                                                      It's Too Late
                                                                                                                                                                      What's In Store For Me
                                                                                                                                                                      You Can't Win

                                                                                                                                                                      The Kinks

                                                                                                                                                                      Something Else By The Kinks - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                        Something Else By The Kinks, expands The Kinks accomplishments, offering 13 classic British pop songs. These offerings focus on more nostalgic and sentimental themes, retreating from the psychedelic and mod posturings that had dominated the rock world. Something Else sounds like nothing else from 1967.

                                                                                                                                                                        The Kinks change gear on this album, preferring acoustic ballads, music hall numbers, and tempered R&B to full-out guitar attacks. Part of the album's power lies in its calm music, since it provides an elegant support for Davies' character portraits and vignettes. From the martial stomp of "David Watts" to the lovely, shimmering "Waterloo Sunset," there's not a weak song on the record.

                                                                                                                                                                        And just as impressive is the emergence of Dave Davies as a songwriter. His Dylanesque "Death of a Clown" and bluesy rocker "Love Me Till the Sun Shines" hold their own against Ray's masterpieces, and help make Something Else the endlessly fascinating album that it is.


                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                        David Watts
                                                                                                                                                                        Death Of A Clown
                                                                                                                                                                        Two Sisters
                                                                                                                                                                        No Return
                                                                                                                                                                        Harry Rag
                                                                                                                                                                        Tin Soldier Man
                                                                                                                                                                        Situation Vacant
                                                                                                                                                                        Love Me Till The Sun Shines
                                                                                                                                                                        Lazy Old Sun
                                                                                                                                                                        Afternoon Tea
                                                                                                                                                                        Funny Face
                                                                                                                                                                        End Of The Season
                                                                                                                                                                        Waterloo Sunset

                                                                                                                                                                        The Kinks

                                                                                                                                                                        Kinda Kinks - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                          Kinda Kinks is the second album by English rock band the Kinks, released in 1965. Recorded and released within two weeks after returning from a tour in Asia.

                                                                                                                                                                          The album is a huge step forward in songwriting capabilities for Ray Davies and the band. They secured themselves a number one spot on the UK singles chart with "Tired of Waiting for You", the full album charted at #3.

                                                                                                                                                                          Originally released by Pye in the UK on 5 March 1965 and reissue now by BMG on heavy weight black vinyl in 2022. The US release had a rearranged track listing and repackaged cover. Several tracks were removed, and the single "Set Me Free", released two months after the UK issue of Kinda Kinks, was unique to the album's US release. In the UK, the album was only released in mono; no stereo mix was made.

                                                                                                                                                                          The album also includes cult favourite tracks ‘Look For Me Baby’, ‘Come On Now’, ‘Something Better Beginning’ as well as "Nothin' in This World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl" which put them right in the front of the British Invasion pack for seriousness and complexity, out in front of where the Beatles or almost any of the competition were in early 1965, but it didn't stop them from switching gears to the bluesy "Naggin' Woman."


                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                          Look For Me Baby
                                                                                                                                                                          Got My Feet On The Ground
                                                                                                                                                                          Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'bout That Girl
                                                                                                                                                                          Naggin' Woman
                                                                                                                                                                          Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
                                                                                                                                                                          Tired Of Waiting For You
                                                                                                                                                                          Dancing In The Street
                                                                                                                                                                          Don't Ever Change
                                                                                                                                                                          Come On Now
                                                                                                                                                                          So Long
                                                                                                                                                                          You Shouldn't Be Sad
                                                                                                                                                                          Something Better Beginning

                                                                                                                                                                          The Kinks

                                                                                                                                                                          Face To Face - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                            Face to Face is one of the finest collections of pop songs released during the '60s. Conceived as a loose concept album, Face to Face sees Ray Davies' fascination with English class and social structures flourish, as he creates a number of vivid character portraits.

                                                                                                                                                                            Davies' growth as a lyricist coincided with the Kinks' musical growth. Face to Face is filled with wonderful moments, whether it's the mocking Hawaiian guitars of the rocker "Holiday in Waikiki," the droning Eastern touches of "Fancy," the music hall shuffle of "Dandy," or the lazily rolling "Sunny Afternoon."

                                                                                                                                                                            These examples only scratches the surface of the riches of Face to Face, which offers other classics like "Rosy Won't You Please Come Home," "Party Line," "Too Much on My Mind," "Rainy Day in June," and "Most Exclusive Residence for Sale," making the record one of the most distinctive and accomplished albums of its time.


                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                            Party Line
                                                                                                                                                                            Rosy Won't You Please Come Home
                                                                                                                                                                            Dandy
                                                                                                                                                                            Too Much On My Mind
                                                                                                                                                                            Session Man
                                                                                                                                                                            Rainy Day In June
                                                                                                                                                                            House In The Country
                                                                                                                                                                            Holiday In Waikiki
                                                                                                                                                                            Most Exclusive Residence For Sale
                                                                                                                                                                            Fancy
                                                                                                                                                                            Little Miss Queen Of Darkness
                                                                                                                                                                            You're Looking Fine
                                                                                                                                                                            Sunny Afternoon
                                                                                                                                                                            I'll Remember

                                                                                                                                                                            Unsane

                                                                                                                                                                            Unsane - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                              First ever vinyl reissue.

                                                                                                                                                                              By 1991, after a few short years and a devastating setback (their 1989 debut 12" on the soon to shutter Circuit Records wouldn’t be released until 2020) Unsane had quickly became a mainstay in New York noise & heavy music scenes. Their growing intensity, combined with a strong DIY touring approach, influenced this greatly iconic album.

                                                                                                                                                                              Decades after the initial release of the self-titled, it’s impossible to deny or underestimate the musical evolution of the 90’s without including Unsane. Combining the abrasive noise-rock with corrosive and powerful distorted vocals, furious pulsations of bass and drums, Unsane had broken down the doors of noise-rock of the 90’s.

                                                                                                                                                                              The Men With The Golden Gonads

                                                                                                                                                                              Play.. And Other Misses

                                                                                                                                                                                The Men With The Golden Gonads is the brains of the late, great Tim Webster. Tim made plenty of racket in his time, mostly with The Sputniks (releasing a 10" album in 1986), Timmy Tremolo and The Tremolons (who featured on three of compilations on Billy Childish's Hangman Records), Johnny Gash and plenty more! Tim Webster sadly left this world on 20th June 2020… During 1990 and 1991, The Men With The Golden Gonads went into Red Studios, Kent and recorded a number of tracks, with Billy Childish on producer duties. This album contains fourteen of those recordings, which includes eleven of the band's favourite songs to cover, and three of Tim Webster's originals.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Pastel Waves

                                                                                                                                                                                Back In The Land Of The Living

                                                                                                                                                                                  The Pastel Waves are a Medway-based indie band who fuse their collective influences of New Wave, Indie and Brit Pop.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Their debut album 'All Things To All People' was released in March 2019 on Trouserphonic Records, with a follow-up digital single 'Ten', and the CD EP 'I Hate Myself For Wanting It' in May 2020.

                                                                                                                                                                                  In April 2021, the band released 'The Influencers EP' on vinyl via Spinout Nuggets, with four strong tracks, each receiving enough attention to force them to continue recording. Since release from lockdown, the band have a healthy live gig portfolio, and continue to write and record, and 'Back In The Land Of The Living' is a ten solid song long player which proves that the band aren't a one-trick pony.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Levon Vincent

                                                                                                                                                                                  Niresa

                                                                                                                                                                                  Tracks for astral projection. Levon creates his own tonality using his original pitch designs to take the listener to a place that did not yet exist, whilst maintaining priority dance floor focus. The Niresa tracks are using such unique musical intervals that every listener can decide where the music is taking them, and there is no wrong answer. Levon says, "These are tracks for astral planing. The beauty of creating your own tonal dialog each time you work is that you can literally take the listener somewhere new and un-discovered with each new release

                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                  Side B

                                                                                                                                                                                  Herman Dune

                                                                                                                                                                                  The Portable Herman Dune

                                                                                                                                                                                    'The Portable Herman Dune' Vol. 1 is an acoustic anthology, the first of three parts, in which 22 years of songwriting are laid bare, stripped to the most intimate bone, to be released at intervals over the coming months. Though sonically naked, the songs are bundled up in emotion and loaded with life. Centre-stage are David Ivar's songs, with his 1954 guitar, his 1930s mandolin, and his voice, plus exceptional guests: Julie Doiron, Mayon (Ivar's life partner), Caitlin Rose, Jolie Holland, and Kimya Dawson providing vocal counterpoint.

                                                                                                                                                                                    SLUG

                                                                                                                                                                                    Thy Socialite!

                                                                                                                                                                                      SLUG return with a new album “Thy Socialite!” on 20 January 2023 on a new label formed by Field Music’s Peter and David Brewis.

                                                                                                                                                                                      “I started to think about what I could do to challenge my own listeners,” says Ian Black aka SLUG. “And what would be my angle without just releasing 40 minutes of generic bad music?”

                                                                                                                                                                                      This was a question that Black found himself asking after thinking about albums made by revered artists who released specific records that some of their loyal fanbase hated - Arctic Monkeys and Tranquillity Base Hotel and Casino, Leonard Cohen and Death of a Ladies Man, Lou Reed and Berlin. “My friend likened Lou’s Berlin to ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber on a horrendous drug come down’. Andrew Lloyd Webber on a horrendous drug come down? That sounds amazing!”

                                                                                                                                                                                      Although Thy Socialite!, the first release from Field Music’s new record label Daylight Saving Records, is not the sound of Lloyd Webber quivering and sweating in a rotting Berlin flat but instead, a fun, joyous, audacious record of hard rock, glam, and pop that ranges from arena to art school. “I wanted to include a more rockist palette,” Black says. “My last album, Higgledypiggledy, had influences including The Cardiacs, Prince and The Residents. For this one I wanted to see what I could get out of less indie audience friendly artists such as Toto, Sweet, Wings, Def Leppard and ZZ Top and merge it with a SLUG sensibility. Due to the more rock approach, I was happy for the album to become a big classic rock unit - pompous even.”

                                                                                                                                                                                      However, simply a pastiche and nostalgic throwback this isn’t. Despite the playful nods to some of the more grandiose, theatrical and overblown elements of the aforementioned genre, it’s also an album with a contemporary pop edge, slick production and a tangible connection to SLUG’s previous deft mix of indie, rock and art pop.

                                                                                                                                                                                      The result of all of this is an album that is fun and unpredictable but also conceptually smart, ambitious and adventurous. A place where classic hard rock and smart art-pop are treated equal, and where taking the piss doesn’t have to equate to being novelty or disposable. It was all part of the challenge that Black set himself from the off when he asked himself “how could I challenge the SLUG listener but bring them on a new fresh journey which will confuse them at first but they will ultimately love?”

                                                                                                                                                                                      For David Brewis of Field Music, it was the ideal first record to kick off their new label. "This seemed like the perfect start for Daylight Saving Records," he says. "We've always loved what Ian does and it's been a thrill over the years to help Ian dig these wild musical ideas out from his brain. Now we can have a hand in putting them into people's ears too."


                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                      Insults Sweet Like Treacle
                                                                                                                                                                                      Please Turn It Up
                                                                                                                                                                                      Casual Cruelty
                                                                                                                                                                                      Instant Reaction
                                                                                                                                                                                      Honestly Subjective 'Bout Your Own Thing
                                                                                                                                                                                      Lovingly Legerdemain
                                                                                                                                                                                      Wow (Whatta Gurl)
                                                                                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                      Depends On What You Think Is Nice
                                                                                                                                                                                      Be A Good Martyr!
                                                                                                                                                                                      Settled With A Wink
                                                                                                                                                                                      I Love That Actually
                                                                                                                                                                                      Silly Little Things That We Do
                                                                                                                                                                                      Cut Of Your Jib

                                                                                                                                                                                      Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies

                                                                                                                                                                                      What’s On The Inside Has To Come Out

                                                                                                                                                                                        The Liverpool ‘Kitchencore’ band follow up their critically received album England’s Up For Sale in 2020 with their most commercial and musically ambitious album to date. Full of razor-sharp lyrics and musical twist and turns, What’s On The Inside Has To Come Out is briming with energy and ideas.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Whereas the previous album was an observational, sparse, post-punk style snap-shot of a Brexit Britain, the new record has a more personal style with witty tales of northern, working class life in songs like I’m Shy, Mum & Dad, Money & Art and the title track What’s On The Inside Has To Come Out, that you can easily relate to.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Through the bands constant gigging and riotous theatrical live shows, they have gained a big reputation as a great live act with festivalflyer.com including them in their list of the top festival bands in the UK. However, behind the fun and theatrics, the band have always had something serious to say.

                                                                                                                                                                                        The album has their usual garage punk and artrock sound fused with post-punk, folk and even gospel elements for a more eclectic record that should please their hardcore fans and those new to their lo-fi but accessible sound. This is a joyous, life-affirming record for the post-Covid era, by the ultimate people’s band... This is Kitchencore!

                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. What's On The Inside Has To Come Out
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Mum & Dad
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. I'm Shy
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Money & Art
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. In Toxteth
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Elvis In My Dreams
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Life Is Beautiful
                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Kind
                                                                                                                                                                                        9. Happy Birthday Syd
                                                                                                                                                                                        10. Jarg Bizzie
                                                                                                                                                                                        11. Badges
                                                                                                                                                                                        12. Everybody Has A Song

                                                                                                                                                                                        Kraus

                                                                                                                                                                                        Fire! Water! Air! Kraus!

                                                                                                                                                                                          Longtime Aotearoa / New Zealand producer Kraus has been a fixture in various underground North and South Island circles for twenty years, and his solo music has covered a lot of ground in that time. In recent years he’s shifted focus from guitar-based recordings to synthesis-oriented electronic work, an approach that blooms in full color on Fire! Water! Air! Kraus!, his 19th full-length album and first all-electronic affair.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Kraus obsessives will once more revel in the inventive use of melody and texture here, as well as the primitive futurist fusion of eastern / western psychedelia and tonal explorations of electronic pioneers like Suzanne Ciani and Laurie Spiegel, with a dash of exotica for good measure. Fire! Water! Air! Kraus! is a joyful, immersive listen, and Soft Abuse is thrilled to share it with the known universe.

                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Song From A Crystal Cave
                                                                                                                                                                                          2. World 2
                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Crush On Ice
                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Into The Mirror
                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Gunther's Button
                                                                                                                                                                                          6. Canal Du Midi
                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Trapped On Earth
                                                                                                                                                                                          8. Bank Lady Out Of The Body
                                                                                                                                                                                          9. Same Tears, Different Pillow
                                                                                                                                                                                          10. Mars And Venus United By Love
                                                                                                                                                                                          11. Waterfall Fireball


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