TANGK is the righteous and vibrant fifth album from madcap truth-seekers, IDLES. Pronounced “tank” with a whiff of the “g” - an onomatopoeic reference to the lashing way the band imagined their guitars sounding that has since grown into a sigil for living in love - the record is the band’s most ambitious and striking work yet. Where IDLES were once set on taking the world’s piss, squaring off with strong jaws against the perennially entitled, and exercising personal trauma in real time, they have arrived in this new act to offer the fruits of such perseverance: love, joy, and indeed gratitude for the mere opportunity of existence.

    A radical sense of defiant empowerment radiates from TANGK, co-produced by Nigel Godrich, Kenny Beats, and IDLES guitarist Mark Bowen. Despite his reputation as an incendiary post-punk sparkplug, frontman Joe Talbot sings almost all the feelings inside these 10 songs with hard-earned soul, offering each lusty vow or solidarity plea as a bona fide pop song—that is, a thing for everyone to pass around and share, communal anthems intended for overcoming our grievance.

    TANGK is a love album—open to anyone who requires something to shout out loud in order to fend off any encroaching sense of the void, now or forever.


    Barry says: Love them or hate them, the incendiary post-punk indebted offerings from Idles have rarely been less than wildly bombastic and this latest offering sees the Brighton pentet broaden their reach from the aforementioned fiery mayhem into gothic rock, minimal wave and electronic drone.


    1. IDEA 01
    2. Gift Horse
    3. POP POP POP
    4. Roy
    5. A Gospel
    6. Dancer
    7. Grace
    8. Hall & Oates
    9. Jungle
    10. Gratitude
    11. Monolith

    Following Brutalism (2017) and Joy as an Act of Resistance (2018), two releases that garnered global critical acclaim, IDLES return with their highly anticipated third album – Ultra Mono. Sonically constructed to capture the feeling of a hip-hop record (including production contribution from Kenny Beats), the album doubles down on the vitriolic sneer and blunt social commentary of their past work. Not far beneath the surface of their self-admitted sloganeering lies a deeply complex and brutally relevant album that chews up clichés and spits them out as high art for the masses. This is momentary acceptance of the self. This is Ultra Mono.


    Darryl says: Including guest performances from David Yow, Jenny Beth, and Warren Ellis, their third album is an exhilarating punk tour-de-force. Bludgeoning drums, pummelling bass and searing guitars combine with wry social commentary for their most assured album to date.


    1. War
    2. Grounds
    3. Mr. Motivator
    4. Anxiety
    5. Kill Them With Kindness
    6. Model Village
    7. Ne Touche Pas Moi
    8. Carcinogenic
    9. Reigns
    10. The Lover
    11. A Hymn
    12. Danke


    Captain - National Album Day 2023 Edition

      The six-track release is the band in their early raw form. Their sound developed over their illustrious 25-year career, but ‘Captain’ is a reflection of a band who, at the time, were disrupting a thriving indie scene with a unique edgier, more angular sound. Their live reputation preceded them, never failing to impress the fast-expanding fanbase. 'Captain' was recorded in October 1997 and was initially released on Deceptive Records in January 1998. The band signed to EMI shortly before the release of 'Captain'.


      Side One
      1. Self Healer
      2. Annihilate Now!
      3. Captain
      Side Two
      1. Last Night I Missed All The Fireworks
      2. Satan Polaroid
      3. You Just Have To Be Who You Are

      After five years away, Scottish alternative rock band Idlewild return with new album Everything Ever Written. The band’s eighth studio recording represents a new chapter, both personally and creatively - featuring twelve tracks of alternative rock woven together from strands of Scottish folk, Americana & Hebridean psychedelia.

      Produced by the band’s guitarist Rod Jones and mixed by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) whom they collaborated with on their 2002 release The Remote Part and augmented by new members Luciano Rossi (piano, organ & vocals) and Andrew Mitchell (bass, guitar & vocals), Everything Ever Written is Idlewild’s most eclectic output to date.

      “The album was predominantly written on the Isle of Mull”, vocalist Roddy Woomble explains. "The record soundtracks a period of transition. Working without time constraints gave the whole thing a creative freedom. Idlewild is a new band to me now; I’m excited for the future.”

      In October 2014 the group completed a sold out acoustic tour of unique, intimate venues throughout the Highlands & Islands of Scotland, re-introducing themselves to live audiences after a half-decade break, performing re-worked versions of old songs as well as songs from the new album. The still, idyllic settings chosen for the performances hint towards the sense of space afforded in writing and recording the new album.


      1: Collect Yourself
      2: Come On Ghost
      3: So Many Things To Decide
      4: Nothing I Can Do About It
      5: Every Little Means Trust
      6: (Use It) If You Can Use It
      7: Like A Clown
      8: On Another Planet
      9: All Things Different
      10: Radium Girl
      11: Left Like Roses
      12: Utopia

      Having taken a break in 2010 (the previous fifteen years seeing them turn from raucous cult curiosity to chart bothering national treasures) Friendship and the bind of their creativity brought Idlewild back together for 2015’s Everything Ever Written. With it, came critical praise, an album in the top 20, and the band selling out venues as large as they ever had. With new members Luciano Rossi and Andrew Mitchell on board, Roddy Woomble, guitarist Rod Jones and drummer Colin Newton felt a renewed sense of purpose. So much so that the week that Everything Ever Written was released, they were already back at the drawing board to start work on what would become the bold step sidewards, forthcoming album Interview Music.

      Inspired, they later decamped at the end at the end of a US tour in 2016 to Los Angeles to flesh out their ideas, but it would be some years before they set themselves up at Jones’ own Edinburgh studio to finish the record. “A lot of the songs are about dreams and dreaming and the thoughts and ideas that come from this state,” says Woomble. I live in the Scottish Highlands, and between there and California you’ve got two locations that can put you in a dream like state – driving down Sunset Boulevard as the sun sets or driving over the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula as the sun rises. The world seems unreal, magical. You’re dreaming through a landscape.”

      Before finishing the album, the band performed a run of shows to celebrate the anniversary for their seminal record The Remote Part. One of those shows would see them meet up once again with the producer of that record and 100 Broken Windows, Dave Eringa, who would provide Idlewild with the grounding they needed to finish Interview Music. “Dave produced five songs on the album, but also brought a focus back to the band, and actually made us finish it!” admits Woomble. “He made it sound like us”.

      This is no more apparent than on opener ‘Dream Variations’; with its echoing, fever-dream melody, chiming fizzing riff, and vocal harmonies, before taking a surprise left-turn and drifting into a waltz-like trance. Much like the rest of the record, it has the indie-rock DNA of the band, but mutated in new and strange ways. ‘Same Things Twice’ takes the fire of the heavier highlights like ‘A Modern Way Of Letting Go’ or ‘Little Discourage’, but carries it with a more mature grace. Then ‘I Almost Didn’t Notice’ and ‘Mount Analogue’ make for record’s centre-pieces as playful, adventurous and strange – driven by abandon but still loyal to all that you want from Idlewild; not least for Woomble’s lyrics. Here you’ll find another tapestry of riddles written to “celebrate vagueness”. “What’s really important about Idlewild is that we are basically punk rock kids,” concludes Woomble. “No one ever taught us how to play anything. We formed a band and we learned. In our own way. We were inspired by the bands we saw just getting up on stage, making a noise and exchanging ideas, and trying to change your ideas. That’s principally what the band still do. I’m not a kid rolling around screaming into a microphone on the floor anymore, but that ideal is still at our core.”


      Barry says: Idlewild have managed to maintain their off-kilter syncopated indie-rock atmospheres from the early days of their popularity, but imbue it with a sense of maturity and restraint, turning those magnificently written rhythmic counterpoints into a smoothly segued, but completely essential part of their sound. Brimming with texture and perfectly measured, 'Interview Music' is a perfect example of how a band can continue their legacy without becoming staid.


      1. Dream Variations
      2. There's A Place For Everything
      3. Interview Music
      4. All These Words
      5. You Wear It Secondhand
      6. Same Things Twice
      7. I Almost Didn't Notice
      8. Miracles
      9. Mount Analogue
      10. Forever New
      11. Bad Logic
      12. Familiar To Ignore
      13. Lake Martinez


      The Remote Part - 2022 Reissue

        Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band’s seminal album with the first repress since its original release in 2002.

        Their third album, this reissue continues to celebrate the band’s legacy and catalogue following the reissues of ‘Captain’ in November 2020 and ‘Warnings/Promises’ in November 2021. In an exclusive interview with Dig!, Roddy Woomble shared his thoughts on the importance of this record to the band's history… “Simply speaking, ‘The Remote Part’ is the most popular, commercially successful record that Idlewild ever made. None of our other records achieved that level of popularity. So it’s the defining record for the group.”

        Upon its original release, the album was met with huge critical acclaim with the NME saying “It's every ounce of Idlewild's potential fulfilled at once” and Mojo agreeing… “Sounding assured and triumphant, Scotland's finest finally have realised their true potential”, while Rolling Stone saw this as the album that made them stand out above their peers… “They ratchet up the latent R.E.M.-isms, elevating themselves heads above their musical kin” and Uncut defined it as a huge progression for the band… “The Remote Part is Idlewild Mark II--sleeker, bolder, better“.


        Side One
        1. You Held The World In Your Arms
        2. A Modern Way Of Letting Go
        3. American English
        4. I Never Wanted
        5. (I Am) What I Am Not
        6. Live In A Hiding Place
        Side Two
        1. Out Of Routine
        2. Century After Century
        3. Tell Me Ten Words
        4. Stay The Same
        5. In Remote Part / Scottish Fiction

        Akira Ifukube

        Rodan: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

          Behold the might of Rodan, the giant monster from the sky! In 1956, Toho unleashed their first colour kaiju picture: RODAN, directed by Ishiro Honda and produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, is a terrifying tale from the creators of the original Godzilla that sees a giant Pteranodon rise from a deep underground cave after being disturbed by miners. Like the Big G, Rodan has mutated to excessive size after being exposed to nuclear radiation, subsequently soaring free above Kyushu to cause as much mayhem as possible as the JSDF do their best to protect the island from his bloodthirsty rampaging. It was inevitable that the man behind the music of Godzilla would also take on scoring RODAN, and the great Akira Ifukube created a score with a solemn edge as with Godzilla, which makes the music of RODAN fit in the larger universe while allowing it to feel unique to the character. For the main theme, Ifukube introduces a malevolent low piano and brass phrase before cointerpointing it with horns to create a howling menace worthy of Rodan. In contrast, beautiful but melancholy material represents the carnage the monster has brought upon the Earth; in a more upbeat mode, the composer includes another of his jaunty and jazzy marches for the JDSF in the guise of "Get Rodan". It's another Toho triumph from the great maestro Ifukube! (Charlie Brigden)


          Side A
          1. Main Title
          2. The First Victim
          3. Tragedy In The Tunnel
          4. Meganulon Appears
          5. The Terror Of Meganulon
          6. The Meganulon Pursuit
          7. Cave-In
          8. Earthquake
          9. Amnesia
          10. Tracking Supersonic Speed
          11. The Shadow Across The Sky
          12. The Birth Of Rodan
          13. The Huge Underground Cavern

          Side B
          1. Rodan Emerges
          2. Get Rodan
          3. Rodan Flies To Sasebo
          4. Rodan And The Saikai Bridge
          5. Rodan Attacks Fukuoka I
          6. Shockwave Fury
          7. Rodan Attacks Fukuoka II
          8. The Self-Defense Force Heads To Aso
          9. The Great Nature Of Aso
          10. Ending

          The IgG Band

          Ultra / Sound

            Kalita are excited to announce the first ever reissue of student medical group the IgG Band’s highly sought-after 1980 soul, funk and disco grail ‘Ultra/Sound’. Originally privately released in a small run on bandmember Clifford Becker’s Infusion Records imprint, the album has since become a treasured prize of but a handful of diehard collectors and DJs as a result of both its scarcity and quality. Now, in partnership with the band, Kalita shine a light on the album for the first time in over forty years, accompanied by never-before-seen archival photos and extensive interview-based liner notes.

            Formed in March 1979 out of a young group of musically talented students at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, the IgG Band was, as leader Clifford Becker recalls, first created ‘to play music to please ourselves and friends, and as an outlet to the ever pending and growing pressure of our medical education’. However, by 1980 the IgG Band had developed enough original material that they were ready to put their music to wax, and ‘Ultra/Sound’ was recorded at Hilltop Recording Studios in Nashville, with each band member contributing their part separately when their busy medical schedules allowed.

            Each song on the record was notably written mostly by only one band member – ‘IgG Theme’, ‘I Still Want You’ and ‘Daydreaming’ by Kendal Foster, ‘Another Love Gone’ and ‘When I Think of You’ by Solomon Pollard, ‘Funky Music’ by Murray Riggins and ‘Infusion’ by Kermit White. As Murray explains, ‘initially every band member had the opportunity to contribute original songs and from there we collaborated to make each song better’.

            The record was released at the close of 1980, manufactured and distributed by the band themselves. The album was a local success, and the band sold out within a short space of time, with most copies sold to family, friends and Meharry College students. However, at the end of their studies at Meharry the band went their separate ways. Their educational qualifications required that they partake in internships, and these were at different hospitals in different states. As Murray divulges, ‘each of us chose our own path and to live our own separate lives. We have stayed in contact periodically over the years, but we have never been able to get together and play music because of our medical practice time constraints’. We hope therefore that this much-needed re-release of ‘Ultra/Sound’ helps to keep the IgG Band’s musical legacy alive and showcases their musical quality to the world once again.

            TRACK LISTING

            A1. IgG Theme
            A2. I Still Want You
            A3. Another Love Gone
            A4. Daydreaming
            B1. Funky Music
            B2. Infusion
            B3. When I Think Of You

            Iggy & The Stooges

            Raw Power - Vinyl Reissue

              Legacy Vinyl release this classic album from Iggy Pop.

              A double, gatefold, 180gm, black LP Vinyl.

              This was the bands third album release & includes both the original 8 track David Bowie mix & the latter 8 track Iggy Pop mix. 


              Clear Tamei / Steel Mogu - 2023 Reissue

                Brainfeeder repress some more classic (and long sold-out) Iglooghost material from 2019 on limited edition grey marbled vinyl. “Steel Mogu” and “Clear Tamei” were Iglooghost’s back-to-back EP follow-ups to his acclaimed full-length debut “Neō Wax Bloom” (2017). As ever, the releases are bundled with multimedia storyline material that feed into Iglooghost’s ever-expanding narrative - giving longtime fans their first glimpse into the primordial era of the Mamu dimension. Although paired in format, the dual EPs draw from different corners of Igloo’s influences. “Steel Mogu” is a hyperspeed collage of synthetic, trance-influenced synths contorting around violent, mutating 808s - whilst “Clear Tamei” channels lavish string quartets and melancholic, fictional classical instruments.

                The double features are set in Mamu, 3000 years prior to the events of Neō Wax Bloom. We are introduced to a young, see-through, god in-training named Tamei. Although gifted, he and his little cohorts resent their fate of becoming Grid Göds - and find themselves wound up in a hyperspeed, cross-temporal battle with a fleet of mysterious, round beings.

                TRACK LISTING

                Clear Tamei Side:
                1. Påleo Mamu
                2. New Vectors
                3. Clear Tamei
                4. Namā
                5. Shrine Hacker (feat. Babii) - Edit

                Steel Mogu Side:
                1. First Vōids
                2. Steel Mogu
                3. Black Light Ultra
                4. Mei Mode
                5. Niteracer

                Lei Line Eon - written and produced entirely by Iglooghost is the creative polymath's follow up to his breakthrough debut album Neō Wax Bloom. The sophomore album is a product of Iglooghost integrating a lost tradition he has spent his time researching called Lei Music with the laptop music he is known for. The performance of Lei Music has extraordinary effects and whilst there is no clear explanation of why - some believe it could be related to a variety of properties unique to Dorset. Lei Line Eon features collaborations with LOLA and BABii, the latter who he has worked with alongside Kai Whiston collectively as 'Gloo' - creating clothing, club nights and strange online artefacts.

                Speaking on the album Iglooghost says “I wrote Lei Line Eon after studying my hometown’s secretive tradition of Lei Music - a mysterious subgenre that summons floating lifeforms. I wanted to make a slow-motion squelching giga-detailed opus that smells like granite & perfume.”

                Slyph Fossil marks the second single from Iglooghost’s upcoming album. The track features glitch-heavy production as the foundation behind Iglooghost's distorted vocals as he puts his own mark on Lei Music. Slyph Fossil follows on from Eœ (Disk•Initiate) released last year alongside Iglooghost's short film around Lei Music. The short film was directed and designed by Iglooghost who enlisted the help of Christopher Casey Denton for the 3D animation which brings the visual together.

                Iglooghost is a UK based artist who creates music, artwork and puzzles that all gravitate around a fictional ecosystem of strange entities and tiny gods. Each of Iglooghost’s releases expand on this universe through multimedia content and Lei Line Eon is sure to excite and intrigue listeners. To learn more about Lei Music; including an introduction to the genre and to Daosing, the M⚮rlands, Pebble Networks, & Celles please head over to to read research papers by Glyph Institute².

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Eœ (Disk•Initiate)
                2. Pure Grey Circle
                3. Slyph Fossil
                4. Light Gutter (feat. LOLA)
                5. Big Protector
                6. UI Birth (feat. BABii)
                7. Zones U Can't See
                8. Amu (Disk•Mod)
                9. Soil Bolt
                10. Yellow Umbra 

                Ikebe Shakedown & The Jive Turkeys

                No Answer / No Answer

                  Proper reissue of Ikebe Shakedown’s 2nd Colemine 7" is finally here! Newly remastered and now being pressed at Gotta Groove, the mid-tempo funky burner “No Answer” was an absolute standout track from their debut EP, "Hard Steppin’". The flip features the same song, “No Answer”, done by labelmates The Jive Turkeys for a brilliantly curated battle record ready for your next funk flex shakedown! 

                  Form an orderly queue please! 

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A. The Jive Turkeys - No Answer
                  B. Ikebe Shakedown - No Answer Instrumental

                  Ikebe Shakedown

                  Kings Left Behind

                    For fans of: Menahan Street Band, The Budos Band, Antibalas, El Michels Affair. Several members of Ikebe Shakedown were members of Charles Bradley’s touring band, The Extraordinaires. Ten years ago, Ikebe Shakedown began pushing the boundaries of instrumental music. Each new track and live set has sent them deeper into combining the primal elements of '70s soul, raw psychedelic style, and cinematic Western soundtracks with powerful grooves and soaring melodies. Now, with their new release, "Kings Left Behind" on Colemine Records, the band is giving listeners more mystery and majesty than ever before. The album features the entire group collaborating to produce tracks that deliver punches right to the gut, even as dreamy guitars and lush horn melodies and string arrangements capture the imagination. The album was recorded by Ikebe's bassist, Vince Chiarito, at Hive Mind Recording. Opened with Ikebe's saxophonist, Mike Buckley, and another collaborator in 2017, Hive Mind has become a home base for the band, leading to more experimentation with the textures and sounds of a genre they define as Instrumental Soul

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Not Another Drop
                    2. Unqualified
                    3. The Witness
                    4. Mary’s Corner
                    5. Horses
                    6. Hammer Into Anvil
                    7. Over My Head
                    8. No Going Back
                    9. Kings Left Behind
                    10. Not Another Drop (Reprise)

                    Ikebe Shakedown's powerful instrumental soul takes "big unison horns, slinky bass lines, tight little guitar licks-and blends them with tasty grooves culled from '70s-style horn-driven funk (WNYC Soundcheck)." The Brooklyn-based collective is set to follow up their well-received self-titled debut album with the heavier, more mature sound of their second full-length Stone By Stone.

                    The self-produced album was recorded at the famed "House of Soul" Daptone Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Notes bassist Vince Chiarito, "Thinking of all the great music that has come out of the Daptone Studio really pushed us to refine our songs and grow as a band. It was really inspiring to record there." The band adds that, "Stone By Stone is a much more layered and arranged album. The self-titled debut captured the raw energy of us playing live and the new record is much more of a studio effort. Psychedelic textures weave in and out of the grooves while the horn section offers an explosive response. The songs are heavy and danceable and show our moodier, more melodic side."

                    The seven-piece band-named after a favorite Nigerian boogie record and pronounced "ee-KAY-bay" formed in 2008 and has developed a mighty horn section anchored by tight, deep-pocketed grooves. Following 2009's debut EP Hard Steppin', the band released their self-titled debut full-length LP on Ubiquity Records in 2011 that Okayplayer called "an adventurous trip through time" and "one of the best releases of the year." Their music has also been featured on a number of television shows and commercials including HBO's Eastbound and Down, Mini Cooper and Vans.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. The Offering
                    2. Stone By Stone
                    3. The Beast
                    4. By Hook Or By Crook
                    5. Rio Grande
                    6. Last Stand
                    7. Cover Your Tracks
                    8. Chosen Path
                    9. The Illusion
                    10. Dram

                    Ikebe Shakedown


                      FFO: Menahan Street Band, The Budos Band, Antibalas, El Michels Affair.

                      Ten years ago, Ikebe Shakedown began pushing the boundaries of instrumental music. Each new track and live set has sent them deeper into combining the primal elements of '70s soul, raw psychedelic style, and cinematic Western soundtracks with powerful grooves and soaring melodies. Now, with their new release, the band is giving listeners more mystery and majesty than ever before. These tracks were recorded by Ikebe's bassist, Vince Chiarito, at Hive Mind Recording. Opened with Ikebe's saxophonist, Mike Buckley, and another collaborator in 2017, Hive Mind has become a home base for the band, leading to more experimentation with the textures and sounds of a genre they define as Instrumental Soul. Several members of Ikebe Shakedown were members of Charles Bradley’s touring band, The Extraordinaires. 

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Unqualified
                      2. Horses

                      Il Sogno Del Marinaio


                        Terzo is the third album by Il Sogno Del Marinaio, the avant-rock trio formed by legendary bassist Mike Watt (Minutemen, Firehose, Stooges), cult Italian experimentalist Stefano Pilia (Massimo Volume, In Zaire, Afterhours, Rokia Traore) and drummer Paolo Mongardi (Zeus, Fuzz Orchestra, Fulkanelli). This new batch of recordings is an incredible document of a band that’s creating their own path, ascending to new heights while bending the traditional rock format. From sinewy grooves, to off-kilter jazz-skronk, post-punk freakouts, kosmische Hendrix stabs and furious angular funk, Il Sogno Del Marinaio’s new album literally breathes life, anchored by Watt’s low thud and spiel, Pilia’s fierce and celestial playing and Mongardi’s knack for unusual but steady rhythms.

                        “Il Sogno Del Marinaio’s strength is in its effortless balance between Watt’s formidable past and his still potent future.” - Pitchfork

                        Recorded at Casa Hanzo in San Pedro (US) and completed at Blindsun in Bologna (IT) the album features collaborations with Ramon Moro on trumpet and Petra Haden on vocals. Mixed beautifully by thighpaulsandra (Coil, UUUU, Spiritualized) and mastered by Giovanni Versari with artwork by Michelangelo Setola.

                        Terzo is the sound of a band that’s completely confident in their chops, their past suggesting that new possibilities have now been found and that the only territory that needs exploring is free-spirited, magical, restless and uncompromising.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Song For Anima Mundi
                        2. Max Roach 8 Ball
                        3. Purple, Orange, Green + Yellow
                        4. 21st Marinaio Dream
                        5. Grabbing Me By My Own Air
                        6. Pedro Ten - Four
                        7. The Fall
                        8. None Dare Call It Conspiracy



                          For the uninitiated, the composer of the music on this record is also a master craftsman who throughout the 1980s combined his off-the-wall ideas and sky high expectations using craft, experimental technology and a trusted team of participants to help concoct some truly bizarre local produce in mass quantity without compromise. Ilaiyaraaja, known to his family as Gnanadesikan, and to many of his zillion strong fanbase as Isaignani (meaning musical genius in Tamil) represents the epitome of a nostalgic national treasure especially fora single solo composer in the Tamil micro music industry.

                          His euphoric electrified music of the 70s and 80s (and beyond) captures every essence of joy and jubilation and is still used in celebration as much as it is celebrated in its own right. Ilaiyaraaja, a man of humble physical stature, sparsely equipped with a self-sufficient studio of compact electronic devices literally commands celebration with his single handed symphonies.

                          Defying any fair comparisons in the Western world (besides inadequate parallels to Joe Meek and Jean-Pierre Massiera) it is also virtually impossible to find similar electronic mavericks in the East. Imagine a mixture between Turkey’s Ilhan Mimaroglu and the acidic synthesiser ragas of Charanjit Singh and you're still left short of the songs. Essentially, Ilaiyaraaja is to the local Kollywood film industry what RD Burman / Bappi Lahiri or M. Ashraf / Tafo are to Bollywood and Lollywood, but then remember that Ilaiyaraaja is a one-man band, with a single vision and zero competition.

                          This compilation reveals more tasty treats from Finders Keepers ongoing obsession with The Crown Prince Of Tamil Pop, focusing on his growth in the mid-1980s as a confident young composer adding freak pop fuel to the flickering flame of Kodambakkam’s Kollywood film industry, while embracing domestic synthesiser technology and fusing the power of electro and synth pop to his Carnatic canon.

                          Available for the first time ever away from their original rare as hen’s teeth, impossible to find Indian vinyl releases.

                          ILL / His & Hers

                          Split 10"

                            Split 10" featuring three exclusive tracks from two and exciting Brighton bands. ILL, boasting members of Gnarwolves and Dead Swans, play Melvins-esque grunge whilst His & Hers pack one of the most exciting live shows in the UK.

                            This record is limited to just 300.

                            Ill Considered

                            Liminal Space

                              Having exploded onto the scene with 9 self-released albums between 2017 and 2019, UK-based outfit Ill Considered are breaking new ground with their first fully produced studio album and an interactive audio/visual performance residency at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, this autumn. Capturing a moment of transformation for the group, Liminal Space not only features a new core line-up of Idris Rahman (saxophone), Liran Donin (bass) and Emre Ramazanoglu (drums), but also sees Ill Considered bounce their live-wire style off a range of collaborators such as Collocutor’s Tamar Osborn, Steam Down saxophonist Ahnanse, tuba player Theon Cross and percussionist Sarathy Korwar.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. First Light
                              2. Sandstorm
                              3. Loosed
                              4. Dust
                              5. Dervish
                              6. Pearls
                              7. Light Trailed
                              8. Knuckles
                              9. The Lurch
                              10. Prayer

                              Ill Peach

                              This Is Not An Exit

                                Hardly Art debut and first full-length by ill peach, aka accomplished pop songwriters Jess Corazza and Pat Morrissey.

                                The album is at once exuberantly catchy pop and genre-hopping modern experimental music.

                                Here’s the thing about ill peach: this band exists because they are too weird to not exist.

                                The seed of ill peach was first planted in the recording studios of New York City where Pat Morrissey and Jess Corazza were working together as professional songwriters, collaborating with artists like Icona Pop, SZA, Weezer, Pharrell, Big Freedia, and others. Then came the day they were offered their own publishing deal. Cool, right? Well, about that:

                                “Everyone kept saying, ‘The stuff that you’re writing is slightly too left-of-center—weirdo stuff,” remembers Morrissey. “Why don’t you start your own project?”

                                Thus ill peach, a pop band with a punk streak and a taste for both the rotten and the sweet, with an approach to making music that goes something like: “Do you want to pick up a guitar and do you want to be on this water jug and we’ll record it on the iPhone and create some weird drum pattern?”

                                Following a series of well-received EPs on their own Pop Can Records (a record label and artist collective Morrissey and close collaborator Jesse Schuster run with friends), a digital single for Hardly Art’s 15th anniversary series, and some colorful music videos that crystallized the band’s visual aesthetic along with their sound, ill peach’s “weirdo stuff” comes to fruition on first full-length THIS IS NOT AN EXIT: a collection of anthemic songs built out of bright pop and gritty experimental elements (Morrissey names the sculptural use of distortion on the final albums by Low as an inspiration), punctuated with hooky choruses ready to be screamed along to in the safety of your own bedroom or with a bunch of friends at one of ill peach’s intense live shows.

                                If ill peach first blossomed in New York, it took quarantine in Los Angeles for the project to ripen. The end of the world turned out to be what ill peach needed to get real with themselves. “It helped us creatively to zone in and removed us from the [industry] side of things to where we could just be like: this is our new identity, let's jump with both feet.”

                                THIS IS NOT AN EXIT’s title is a reflection of something Corazza realized during a period of personal and familial crises. “I kept walking into buildings and I’d try to exit somewhere and the sign would be like, ‘This is not an exit,’” she says. “It just felt like a metaphor for a hopeful thing—don't give up yet.” This combination of hope and anxiety is all over THIS IS NOT AN EXIT, reflected in a sonic palette (Alternative! Electronica! Indie! Radio pop! Coldplay!) as eclectic as it is unpretentious. Ultimately, THIS IS NOT AN EXIT is a record about healing, a process often spoken about in New Age-y terms but one that in reality can be really confusing and, yes, weird. But it is the beautiful strangeness of being alive that ill peach capture so well on THIS IS NOT AN EXIT. 

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. Bloom
                                2. Blah Blah Blah
                                3. Tornado Weather
                                4. Hush
                                5. Capillary Bed
                                6. 17
                                7. Soft (Intermission)
                                8. Head Full Of Holes
                                9. Sour Like Lemonade
                                10. This Is Not An Exit
                                11. Colliding
                                12. Heavyweight
                                13. Sigh

                                The Illiterati

                                Oh Flaming Sword! Oh Tree Of Life!

                                  The Illiterati is indie-pop music, music made with microchips and melodicas, sweet singing and six-string-strumming, tapped-out, taped-up drum machines and joy-drunk-heart-machinations. They hail from Gainesville, Florida in the big old US of A, and their sweet brand of indie-pop could well earn them a legion of fans over here. For comparisons and influences think, The Decemberists, Badly Drawn Boy, The New Pornographers, Grandaddy, and Air amongst many others.

                                  The Illness

                                  Descending G' W/ Steve West & 'Phrases Redacted' W/ Bob Nastanovich

                                    The debut, limited edition 12" by The Illness featuring collaborations with Steve West and Bob Nastanovich (Pavement & Silver Jews).

                                    The Illness are a UK collective of Sea-related personnel (members of Ambulance / Wolf Solent / Broken Arm / Alisia Casper) This 12" is the first release following 5+ years of scrapped sessions, line-up changes and other distractions.

                                    This double sided single serves as a precursor to an Illness album, due to be recorded/released in 2020 (worldwide crisis permitting).

                                    Both tracks were initially recorded in the basement of a former maternity home, Heworth Moor House in York (on Scout Niblett's old 8-track machine), then sent to Steve and Bob respectively. Steve recorded his vocals at Marble Valley Studio, Richmond, Virginia and Bob in Des Moines, Iowa.

                                    The songs were mixed and Mastered by Iwan Morgan (Euros Childs, Cate le Bon, Gruff Rhys, Laura J Martin).

                                    Illum Sphere


                                      Producer, DJ and NTS resident Illum Sphere (Ryan Hunn) returns to Ninja Tune with his second full length ‘Glass’. An album stretching nine dynamic but focused tracks reminiscent of Helena Hauff and Kassem Mosse.

                                      Hunn replaces the sharp turns and drastic shifts in altitude of 2014’s ‘Ghosts Of Then And Now’ with mechanical depth and a beating cohesiveness hinted at on his ‘Second Sight’ and ‘Spectre Vex’ 12”s. It’s a shift that’s bled into his acclaimed DJ sets and recent mixes for fabriclive and Dekmantel, previously drawing support from Benji B, Thom Yorke, Ben UFO and NTS.

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Patrick says: On this striking sophomore offering Illum Sphere fuses regimented drum machines and spectral techno with late night ambience and icy coldwave to create an audio snapshot of a lonely winter in Berlin.

                                      Illum Sphere

                                      Second Sight / Ritual

                                        UK DJ / producer and co-founder of the Manchester institution Hoya:Hoya (club night / label), Illum Sphere releases his new 12" via Ninja Tune. His first output since mid 2014's 'Spectre Vex' double pack, the two tracks "Second Sight" and 'Ritual' are reflective of a shift to a more machine-sounding approach to his productions. Lead track "Second Sight" is a stark, paranoid banger lurking in menacing cold wave / minimal wave / industrial territory, whilst on the flip "Ritual" layers minimal, mechanical percussion with gently arpeggiating synth lines. Two expertly crafted cuts from a producer at the top of his game, with more new music on the horizon.

                                        Ilmiliekki Quartet

                                        Ilmiliekki Quartet

                                        Ilmiliekki Quartet from Helsinki return with their new self-titled album on We Jazz Records on 11 February 2022. The group, including Verneri Pohjola (trumpet), Tuomo Prättälä (piano), Antti Lötjönen (bass) and Olavi Louhivuori (drums) is a mainstay in the Finnish scene and the band has been steadily developing their sound for nearly two decades now. It could be said that the group's musicians, each also a solo artist of note these days, has grown with and through performing together with this regularly working quartet. Ilmiliekki Quartet's music has a song-like melodic quality, which pairs naturally with their often freeform search for new musical landscapes.

                                        As testament of Ilmiliekki Quartet being a Band with a capital B, the songs on the new album come from each of the four members. As before, the band also takes a borrowed tune in for a loving rendition, this time tackling "Aila" by the Finnish dream pop group Karina. All in all, there's a deep, moody element to the music, yet at the same time, their sound flows with remarkable ease and lightness of touch. This brings out a wide range of color in their music, which is easy to fall in love with.

                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Millie says: One for all the Jazz heads out there, this is lovely ambient track after track of gorgeous music, they've been around for a long time now but continue to find new musical heights. A must if you like Matthew Halsall and Mammal Hands

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Three Queens (feat. Verneri Pohjola, Tuomo Prättälä, Antti Lötjönen & Olavi Louhivuori)
                                        2. Sgr A* (feat. Verneri Pohjola, Tuomo Prättälä, Antti Lötjönen & Olavi Louhivuori)
                                        3. Aila (feat. Verneri Pohjola, Tuomo Prättälä, Antti Lötjönen & Olavi Louhivuori)
                                        4. Follow The Damn Breadcrumbs (feat. Verneri Pohjola, Tuomo Prättälä, Antti Lötjönen & Olavi Louhivuori)
                                        5. Night Song (feat. Verneri Pohjola, Tuomo Prättälä, Antti Lötjönen & Olavi Louhivuori)
                                        6. Kaleidoscopesque (feat. Verneri Pohjola, Tuomo Prättälä, Antti Lötjönen & Olavi Louhivuori)



                                          Jazzy, downtempo tracks with twists of dub, ambient, techno and blues from this Icelandic fella, who has previously remixed the likes of Sigur Ros and Mum.


                                          Heavenly / Heavenly (Ilya Remix)

                                            Another fantastic track from Ilya! Imagine a fusion of David Axelrod and Norman Connors epic production sounds mixed with a lush downbeat feel and a torch song / 60s style easy listening vocal. Mmmm! Their own remix on the flip is more cinematic and mostly instrumental, with a more leftfield feel.

                                            Masaru Imada Trio + 1


                                              Since 2018, BBE Music has been leading the field in reissuing rare modern jazz from Japan’s golden period spanning the late 60s to the early 80s. The J Jazz Masterclass Series continues to present the finest in Japanese jazz with Planets by Masaru Imada Trio + 1. Originally released in 1977 as a private press album, Planets showcases the refined playing and sophisticated compositions of one of Japan’s leading pianists, Masaru Imada. In a fifty-plus year career he has released over 40 albums, including several that have won awards from some of Japan’s leading music publications and has recorded with leading US jazz artists such as David Sanborn, Brecker Brothers, Steve Gadd, and Grover Washington Jr. Imada’s Bosendorfer piano is joined by the drums of Tetsujiro Obara and the bass of Kunimitsu Inaba, augmented by Yuji Imamura on percussion. The opening title track on Planets (featured on J Jazz vol 3) is a wafer-thin modal waltz, beginning with gentle bells and shells, followed by Obara’s deft brush work and Inaba’s hypnotically pliant bass that gives a discrete yet steady support to the gossamer melody from Imada-san’s piano. The other standout track is the suite, Sea's Pasture, an epic piece that undulates and heaves, like the dark endless ocean, rich with mystery and each side of the album ends with a solo piece on the haunting Bosendorfer. Planets comes with full reproduction of the original artwork with obi strip, extra photos, a translation of the original sleeve note and a 3000 word new sleeve note by Tony Higgins including an interview with Masaru Imada himself. The J Jazz Masterclass Series is curated by Tony Higgins and Mike Peden for BBE Music.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. Planets
                                              2. Blue Road
                                              3. A Marionette
                                              4. Sea's Pasture
                                              5. Epilogue



                                                For 20 years the Tuareg culture and music has fascinated the world. Their quasi-sacred poetic songs inspire western songwriters like KURT VILE or JOSÉ GONZALEZ, while the virtuosity of their guitar playing fascinates guitar heroes like JIMMY PAGE, and finally the spirituality and meditative hypnotism impresses electronic music producers like FOUR TET.With two albums, IMARHAN has become an emblem of the new Tuareg generation, breathing new life into “Assouf”, the desert blues.

                                                While most of current Tuareg productions are exiled to the United States, the group, led by Sadam, is part of their culture and their city, the capital of the Tuareg people, with an open door to the desert. By building their own studio in Tamanrasset Aboogi, Imarhan become the spokesmen of the young Tuareg lost generation (forgotten by Algerian, Nigerian and Malian governments).With their new album Aboogi, Imarhan manipulate the rights and ancestry of the Tuareg. By inviting the legendary Mohamed AtItlale aka Japonais (who has since, sadly, passed away) and the genius musician Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni, IMARHAN follows the heritage of TINARIWEN, the godfathers of Assouf. When they recorded with GRUFF RHYS of the SUPER FURRY ANIMALS, their brilliant and universal songwriting takes on every sense of the word. Finally, by inviting the Sudanese singer SulafaElyas, we understand that IMARHAN is open to all of Africa, defenders of the Tuaregs but above all spokesperson for the new African generation.

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Matt says: The equivalent to 'The DJ's choice of DJ'; Imarhan are the band of choice for outer-national music moguls like Gruff Rhys, Jose Gonzales and Four Tet. Assouf music from the Tuareg which you could say, Tinariwen brought to our attention many desert moons ago. This is evocative music that hits your heart and nourishes your soul.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. Achinkad
                                                2. Derhan
                                                3. Temet
                                                4. Tindjatan
                                                5. Asof
                                                6. Assossam
                                                7. Taghadart
                                                8. Laouni
                                                9. ImaslanN’Assouf
                                                10. Tamiditin
                                                11. Adar Newlan



                                                When Imarhan released their self-titled debut album in 2016, they stepped into a genre already flooded with talent and exposure, but still managed to rise to the top and be heralded as the 'new wave Of Tuareg music'. It is with much anticipation that the band from Tamanrasset, Algeria have announced the details of their second album Temet, due out February 26 on City Slang.

                                                "Temet" is a huge leap forward in production, as well as creatively for Imarhan. Whereas their debut was anchored in the meditative Desert Blues tradition, "Temet" eclipses such notions, finding bounce and drive by stirring their sound with funk, fuzz, disco and rock. This is not a novel concept to the band, as anyone who has seen them play will attest. Imarhan's experience as a touring band has reinforced the focus and meaning behind their music.

                                                With "Temet", Imarhan have firmly established themselves as a band to reckon with. Rather than being distracted by meddling around with big producers or famous guests, they’ve focused this release on their inherent strength of songwriting, using the eternal bonds in their community, families and friendships as a blueprint not only for an amazing standalone album, but as a reference for generations to come. 'We hope that Imarhan will allow the younger generation to become aware of the fundamental importance of friendship. As long as someone is by your side supporting you, asking for your friendship, what more could you want out of life? You will want for nothing.'

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. Azzaman
                                                A2. Tamudre
                                                A3. Ehad Wa Dagh
                                                A4. Alwa
                                                A5. Imuhagh
                                                B6. Tumast
                                                B7. Tarha Nam
                                                B8. Tochal
                                                B9. Zinizjumegh
                                                B10. Ma S-Abok

                                                Imitating Aeroplanes

                                                Planet Language

                                                  Imitating Aeroplanes is the new project of Tord Øverland Knudsen (The Wombats) and Marius Drogsås Hagen (Team Me) – a collective output tallying five albums, multi-million sales and streams, repeat Billboard charts, international play-listing and widespread acclaim, including a Norwegian Grammy Award and multiple NME / MTV Award nominations.

                                                  On paper, it’s an impressive partnership, but this is one project more destined than designed. Marius and Tord have been playing and writing music together since childhood, recording their first demos to cassette circa ‘96. The pair grew up in small Norwegian town Elverum before embarking respective international careers, with their latest planetary pursuit landing in Tokyo – the heartland of forthcoming album ‘Planet Language’, released September 22 via Propeller Recordings.

                                                  The album blends elements of pop, prog, funk and psychedelia, with a no holds barred approach to song structure and production. “The whole idea of this album was to do things we haven’t done before, and things that we couldn’t do in our existing projects,” Tord says. “It feels like one hell of a journey, both lyrically and musically,” Marius adds. “It’s all about travelling in different ways – whether in music or in life – and somehow finding bits of home wherever you are,” he says, referencing a Japanese tour in which the pair were joined by video game composer and musician Kenji Ito (a.k.a. Itoken).

                                                  Itoken’s influence was great, contributing additional production and keyboard parts on instrumental prelude ’Roppongi Hills’, and unintentionally coining the album’s title whilst explaining his wife’s “made-up” language. “He said it so casually,” Tord recalls, “it’s not Japanese, it’s some sort of planet language’. It just felt incredibly profound.”

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Tracklist CD:
                                                  1. Roppongi Hills
                                                  2. Stomping Ground
                                                  3. Diamond Dust
                                                  4. Planet Language
                                                  5. Hourglass
                                                  6. H.I.T.S.
                                                  7. Billy Boel
                                                  8. Sakebad I Kanazawa

                                                  Tracklisting LP:
                                                  A1: Roppongi Hills
                                                  A2: Stomping Ground
                                                  A3: Diamond Dust
                                                  A4: Planet Language
                                                  A5: Hourglass
                                                  B1: H.I.T.S.
                                                  B2: Billy Boel
                                                  B3: Sakebad I Kanazawa 

                                                  Chris Imler

                                                  Operation Schönheit

                                                    Chris Imler likes to play drums standing up. He‘s the dandy with the killer offbeat, or, as one major German newspaper once put it, the "Grand Seigneur of the Berlin Underground". He has been making his mark on countless Berlin musical affairs since long before the fall of the Wall, with The Golden Showers, Peaches, Oum Shatt, Driver &Driver, Die Türen, Jens Friebe, to name but a few. He has also been perfoming across Europe as a solo artist for the past decade.

                                                    In "Operation Schönheit" (German for "Operation Beauty"), he has recorded his most, well, beautiful album to date. But Benedikt Frey's warm production subverts its own beauty with a multitude of clanking and ingling synth sounds, making the work very much about the cosmetic surgery it performs on itself. It's all in the tradition of the more experimental and electronic side of post-punk in which Imler and his unique groove are rooted. It doesn't take insider knowledge of Berlin's post-punk underground to realise that that Imler groove consists of rhythm that sings, vocals that dance and a look that fits, as illustrated by "Disappoint Me".

                                                    Elsewhere - such as in "Movies" - the rhythm sings, less electronically reduced, into the acoustics of an old, high-ceilinged Berlin apartment; metal clatters, a zither trembles and Imler plays with the metronome. Sometimes he moves ahead of time, sometimes trails behind it. He always manages to be in his very own groove, which carries everything along. And this is precisely the essence of the Imler rhythm, which lends itself to being applied to the very rhythm of life: Stretch and compress your time and loop it according to your own groove! Optimise nothing but feel everything! And dance to it! Even when contemplating everyday information overload, as Imler's high-speed mumbling suggests in the hectic yet smooth opening track "Temperature".

                                                    But being the ultimate night owl he is, Imler manages to make even the odd bout of paranoia seem like a good thing: like some kind of krauty, groovy B-horror-soundtrackinflected high-pressure environment, "Whip Me" is a cross between Conrad Schnitzler and Bauhaus. In the title track, whose lyrics were written together with Jens Friebe, he intones: "You want to be something greater / You break your leg / When it heals again / You break it again" and sounds like the most gleeful fatalist you can imagine. Because in his city, one can still lose oneself better than anywhere else - a night easily becomes a whole universe that can be traversed, marvelled at and played with, and one might find one's old self again only when hearing "church bells" and "small birds singing". At least that's how Imler illustrates it in "Emptiness full of stars", and it seems likely that those "stars" are the human companions of the Berlin night in question.

                                                    And so once again Imler becomes Berlin's most important cultural ambassador: that scene of the eternally, and somehow successfully, failing creatures of the night, once the envy of the international postmodern bohème, has, despite many claims to the contrary, not been completely "optimised away", and its attitude to life is perfectly summed up in Imler's groove. And, of course, his look. "Schau Hin" (German for "Look!"), he sings in the track of the same name, masterfully dubbed out with the help of Melbourne's Leo James.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A1 Temperature
                                                    A2 Disappoint Me
                                                    A3 Movies
                                                    A4 Schau Hin
                                                    A5 Emptiness Full Of Stars
                                                    B1 Operation Schönheit
                                                    B2 Shining
                                                    B3 Whip Me
                                                    B4 Spooky Action At A Distance
                                                    B5 Chimären Embryo

                                                    Immaterial Possession

                                                    Immaterial Possession

                                                      The debut album from post-folk travellers Immaterial Possession, a quartet, half of whom came from an artist commune and half who were card-carrying Elephant6 alumni. ‘Immaterial Possession’ is a rich tapestry of a record, a gorgeous, melodious return to a time when influences co-habited freely and whatever was close at hand made the music of the day.

                                                      All set to Syd Barrett-era Floyd and Nico with haunting lines, it’s perfectly tinged with gamelan harmonies, evocative Spanish guitars and xylophone. Exuding mystical symbolism; they wear luscious threads, they’re part of something/anything; perhaps a neo-modern-folk commune of artists in search of a canvas to stretch out over their juxtaposed influences.

                                                      Immaterial Possession was conceived by Atlanta natives, Cooper Holmes and Madeline Polites, who met while living together at an Atlanta artist commune that was integrated into the DIY music, theatre, and arts scene. Some years later the duo moved to the neighbouring musical town of Athens, GA. They were soon joined by seasoned drummer, John Spiegel, and eventually fulfilled with multi-instrumentalist Kiran Fernandes (keyboards, clarinets, flutes) - descendant of the Elephant 6 Collective scene.

                                                      It’s eastern, it’s eerie dream pop, it’s spacious and ethereal… A perfectly wild trip, and where it ends is immaterial.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      A1 Midnight Wander
                                                      A2 See Through Stars
                                                      A3 Tropical Still Life
                                                      A4 In The Loom
                                                      A5 Phase One
                                                      B1 Bosphorus Brine
                                                      B2 Circle Of Bells
                                                      B3 Rising Moons
                                                      B4 Accidental Summoning
                                                      B5 Phase Two
                                                      B6 Nightcap

                                                      Immaterial Possession

                                                      Mercy Of The Crane Folk

                                                        ‘Mercy Of The Crane Folk’ is the beautifully accomplished second album from Athens GA’s Immaterial Possession. A theatrical soundscape littered with subconscious flashbacks, retro keyboard flurries, wandering Morricone-esque guitar and dreamy Sumac-like harmonies.

                                                        Featuring the ethereal eerie dream pop of former artist commune residents Cooper Holmes and Madeline Polites, with drummer John Spiegel and Elephant 6 descendant Kiran Fernandes (keyboards, clarinets, flutes). Additional contributions come from drummer Jon Vogt who can be heard on ‘Mercy Of The Crane Folk’ and ‘Birth Of Queen Croaker’.

                                                        It’s a haunting and immersive trip into the inner psyche of these nomadic soothsayers; a psychedelic dance party from a half-lit underground world; breathlessly eerie and all consuming; a salubrious sojourn that sounds like nothing else. Filled with a kind of peculiar optimistic uncertainty that any quest to make sense of a drowsy recollection of simpler and far better times would have; ‘Mercy Of The Crane Folk’ is soft and serene summoning up a fanciful folkloric place where, undoubtedly, the mysterious crane flock prosper.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        Side One
                                                        A1 Chain Breaker
                                                        A2 Mercy Of The Crane Folk
                                                        A3 To The Fête
                                                        A4 Medieval Jig
                                                        A5 Siren's Tunnel
                                                        Side Two
                                                        B1 Current In The Room
                                                        B2 Ancient Mouth
                                                        B3 Cypress Receiver
                                                        B4 Birth Of Queen Croaker
                                                        B5 Red Curtain



                                                          Immersion are Malka Spigel and Colin Newman. Although best known for their work with, respectively, Minimal Compact and Wire, the duo’s work as Immersion provides an outlet for their ongoing fascination in crafting enthralling, unique musical soundscapes. Sleepless is Immersion’s latest album, a suite of ten distinctive, unpredictable instrumentals that effortlessly encapsulate a range of emotions and energies.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1.Microclimate .
                                                          2.Off Grid.
                                                          5. Propulsoid.
                                                          7.The Humming Sea.
                                                          8.Manic Toys.
                                                          9.Seeing Is Believing..

                                                          Immix Ensemble & Vessel


                                                            'Transition', the collaborative release of Immix Ensemble and Vessel focuses on the theme of technology. Musical instruments are a somewhat technological anomaly in that they are rarely updated after their conception, often only receiving minor tweaks over the course of hundreds of years. As such, each instrument provides us with a snapshot of the cutting edge technologies of a particular time and place – in this sense, the instrumentation used by Immix provides us with snapshots of technologies that can be traced back as far as 1500BC.

                                                            Taking these snapshots as a starting point, each movement in 'Transition' features one or two instruments, and, thematically, explores a significant invention or discovery that took place at around the same time as the invention and development of these instruments. Collaborating with Vessel updates this technological chronology by including the tools of the digital age.

                                                            Immix is lead by Australian-born composer and sax player Daniel Thorne. The now Liverpool-based artist has a genuine passion for exploring and creating music in a diverse range of forms; composed and improvised, acoustic and electronic, and the various shades in-between. Founded in 2014, the idea behind Immix has been to galvanise the innovative musical voices from across the country.

                                                            With the addition of Vessel, the moniker of Bristolian electronic composer Sebastian Gainsborough, Immix found a valuable first partner in exploring forward-thinking composition that slips between the cracks of traditional and contemporary styles. A stalwart of the UK experimental electronica community, Vessel's solo work has received critical acclaim for it’s post-industrial, visceral tone, using a sonic palette derived from the creation of home-made instruments, aiding in the creation of his signature nonreplicable sound.

                                                            As the first in this series, March 18, 2016 will see the release of 'Transition' on 12" vinyl and download, followed by a string of live performances by the collaborators. Future episodes will bring further collaborations by Daniel Thorne’s ensemble with other forward-thinking artists and ensure Immix continues to evolve and expand. “A remarkable new piece of music” – Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 6 Music.

                                                            The Immortal Lee County Killers III

                                                            These Bones Will Rise To Love You Again

                                                              "These Bones Will Rise To Love You Again", is the third installment from explosive punk-blues insurgents The Immortal Lee County Killers III. In 2004, the original duo naturally turned trio by adding new member Jeff Goodwin. Goodwin plays the fuzzed Hammond B3 organ and Rhodes electric piano via his wood-grain midi-keyboard. No longer only a punk blues band, ILCK evolved into a new animal that genre specific geek musicologists (a.k.a.'scenesters') are challenged to define.

                                                              Immortal Onion have already built a strong position as one of the most interesting, new jazz projects from Poland. After two well received albums ("Ocelot of Salvation" in 2017 and "XD [ExperienceDesign]" in 2020) we've had the pleasure of presenting the new re- lease called "Screens" recorded at the initiative of the saxophonist Michał Jan Ciesielski.

                                                              The songs composed by Michał confirm, that jazz electronic fusion can be still fresh and thrilling. The album, where beside Michał, Tomir, Wojtek and Ziemowit, you will find many guest instrumentalists. Thus resulting in a step forward made by the still young musician from TriCity.

                                                              It is worth mentioning, the song entitled "ZOZI" is enriched with the string parts recorded by Ola Szymańska on violin (Alfah Femmes, Ralph Kamiński, The Fruitcakes) and Weronika Kulpa on cello. Also, you can hear the brass section consisting of David Lipka on trumpet (Zgniłość, Bizzarre Penguin) and Paweł Niewiadomski on trombone (Power of the Horns). In the composition called "OK Boomer" you can hear characteristic guitar soundscape recorded by Marcin Gałązka (Tymon Tymański).

                                                              The whole album was recorded and mixed by Michał Jan Ciesielski. Mastering was done by Michał "Eprom" Baj. Graphic design was created by Marta "Martiszu" Ludwiszewska, who, like no one else senses the crazy spirit of immortal onion.

                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                              Millie says: Now this is megaaa! I've tried to demonstrate in the clips how diverse this album is, 'Orange Moons' and 'Digital Relations' are more mellow, giving me a Gogo Penguin vibe whereas 'OK Boomer' (great name, which started lots of discussion in the shop) is heavier on the electronic side of things. My favourite track however is 'ZOZI', sultry jazz which just hits right.. listen to the whole track you'll know what I mean.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1. Screens
                                                              2. ZOZI
                                                              3. Orange Moons
                                                              4. Digital Relations
                                                              5. OK Boomer
                                                              6. Biter Habbits

                                                              Imperfect Stranger

                                                              Everything Wrong Is Right

                                                                Imperfect Stranger is the pseudonym of Glasgow based soundtrack composer and producer Kenny Inglis. “Everything Wrong is Right” is his debut solo album for Castles in Space.

                                                                Born in 1975, Kenny didn't listen to much music, unless it was the opening credits to a TV show or a film score that had caught his ear. "I loved the pre-title music on a lot of those 80's U.S. TV shows. From the family orientated stuff like The A-Team, to darker dramas such as The Equalizer. My mother would let me stay up to watch the opening sequence of the latter then send me to bed because the story would be too heavy for a kid. That left me with this hanging sense of ambiguity as to what would happen in that hour after the titles came up.”

                                                                Exposure to a work colleague’s tiny project studio in a kitchen cupboard was a lightbulb moment for him and the experience of utilising music technology as a way of writing and producing entire tracks stirred a wave of determination to chase a career in music using the opportunities that technology could offer. Kenny figured the best way to move forward was to start a small project studio and learn his craft as a recording engineer. "It was a bit of a shock to the system. I literally had no idea how to work any of the equipment. Kenny focused on learning as much about the craft as he could whilst winging his way through recording and mixing everyone from the likes of singer/songwriters to bands, to voiceovers artists and anything in between. "Eventually, I stopped writing the music I thought people would want to hear, and started writing the music I wanted to make. I didn't come from a music loving background, but I was always obsessed by the way music and film would interact - how music brings this atmosphere and tone to even the most mundane visual stuff. I wanted to capture that. I wanted to grab some of that ambiguity I felt from the TV shows of my childhood and make it into a project of some sort". That project was Spylab. A dark, downtempo project with a cinematic edge. The initial demo consisted of three tracks, with the melancholic 'This Utopia' leading the playlist.

                                                                "At the time you did demos on normal cassette tapes. I remember having this endless battle with the bias control to try and get the best sound I could on these little tapes. Ten went in the post one Monday morning, and the following Monday there were three offers from three different labels. Studio K7 were interested in a singles deal, as was Flying Rhino in London. But then there was an offer from a Chicago based label by the name of Guidance Recordings. They wanted an album, and were offering a $15,000 advance. It wasn't a difficult decision to make"

                                                                Writing and recording Spylab 'This Utopia' began in 1999. The album took a whole year to produce. The album was to catch the attention of Mary Anne Hobbs at Radio One. At the time Mary Anne was presenting The Breezeblock - a late Sunday night show with an eclectic playlist of alternative electronic music. Picking out the album's title track 'This Utopia', Mary Anne would go on to play it no less than 8 weeks in a row. A request for Spylab to DJ on the show was to follow. "I had never DJ'd before. I think I had a week to figure out how to do that and put a playlist together. I'm not entirely sure how I pulled that off.” In March 2001 the Spylab album was finally released to a hoard of excellent reviews. A North American live tour would follow. From the launch party in Los Angeles, to a sell out show at SXSW in Austin. "I then started a new project under the name Cinephile. It had some of the core elements of the Spylab sound but it was deeper, more cinematic.” Kenny received news that a track from the previous project Spylab had been requested by HBO for the first episode of a new TV drama called Six Feet Under. This was to become a major turning point in Kenny's career. The Spylab track 'Celluloid Hypnotic' dropped during a poignant party scene of the first Six Feet Under episode. Within a couple of days Kenny was getting requests for music from other music supervisors. "It was a chain reaction. The Six Feet Under sync was like the tip of an iceberg. One day I called CBS in America and they put me on to the CSI music supervisor and I managed to get on a call with him. I sent the Cinephile stuff out and within a few months I got this fax through from CBS - a quote request for one of the tracks for a potential use on CSI. It changed my life."

                                                                The tone and style of Kenny's music sat perfectly with the CSI score requirements. So much so he found himself part of a pool of incidental writers who worked on all three aspects of the franchise - CSI, CSI: NY, and CSI: Miami. This would continue until 2013, when the last of the series would come to an end.

                                                                "I was juggling a bunch of stuff for those ten years. Writing material for CSI, whilst releasing new Cinephile stuff and playing live. As Cinephile continued to gather pace, one of the tracks from Kenny's efforts on CSI was chosen for the Hollywood trailer for the Samuel L. Jackson film 'Lakeview Terrace'. Further trailers would follow, from Gangster Squad to Dead Man Down, Spike Lee's Undisputed Truth, to Fifty Shades Freed.

                                                                At the same time, Kenny picked up his first factual commissions in the UK, and this too would be the beginning of a regular run of fully scoring factuals and documentaries. By 2021, six of these had won BAFTAs. He also would find himself soundtracking adverts for the likes of Nike, Audi, and American AirlinesIn early 2020, Kenny made a return to focusing on his own music under the pseudonym Imperfect Stranger. A tweet from Colin Morrison from Castles In Space regarding a charity compilation album 'The Isolation Tapes' caught his eye. Kenny had made a start on his debut album as Imperfect Stranger and submitted the track 'Hymn To The Sun' (which would become the lead track on the album). Further discussions ensued, and the album found a home on CiS. "I had been doing TV and film stuff for almost ten years. It paid the bills and was as close to a 'real job' as I'd had, but I yearned to get back to writing for myself, so doing an album for Castles in Space was a joy.

                                                                “The music I write is like a diary. There's an authentic narrative to everything i do. I don't write tracks for the sake of writing. I write tracks to diarise and process the stuff that I've lived through, and the experiences that have come along with the passing years. That's what makes me tick. It's a very public and vulnerable way of expressing myself. If people want to know the real me, all they have to do is listen."

                                                                Imperial Teen

                                                                Now We Are Timeless

                                                                  Imperial Teen includes members of Faith No More (Roddy Bottum), The Dicks (Lynn Perko Truell), Hey Willpower (Will Schwartz) & The Wrecks (Jone Stebbins). Imperial Teen’s releases over the past 20+ years have been pointed and specific diaries of musical celebration, windows into the hypersensitive personal drama of relationships within the band, individual conquests and failures, and collective, aspirational hopes, dreams, and perspectives. Roddy Bottum, Will Schwartz, Jone Stebbins, and Lynn Perko Truell—who they’ve become, how they are dealing, and what their lives are in 2019—all of this is on Imperial Teen’s forthcoming release Now We Are Timeless. The band wrote and recorded the new album in the cities the individual members have geographically gravitated to: New York City, the Bay Area, Denver, and Los Angeles.

                                                                  Themes of time and movement, averting and succumbing to crisis, dealing with loss and pain are all represented on the record, but what rings triumphant is the undeniable joy and catharsis that come from the band’s spontaneous and improvisational approach to making music together. The juxtaposition of the title and the imagery of the cover of Now We Are Timeless takes us immediately to the heart of what Imperial Teen does best. By focusing on an element in the collective here and now—an iceberg in the midst of ecological crisis, clearly sinking, melting, disappearing, the absolute antithesis of timelessness—they pose the question of hope and beauty in the wake of age, a fading icon shining brightest in the final phase of its demise, exuding light and glory as the world falls apart.

                                                                  Now We Are Timeless indeed. In strict keeping with the band’s roots of creating seemingly clean, pop presentations as a springboard for dramatic themes of loneliness, triumph, suicide, success, and failure, Now We Are Timeless moves us into a realm of inevitability for the band. While Seasick, the band’s first release, thematically touched on the queasiness of pop and beach and sun and glare and the optimism that lies beneath, the new release serves as a bookend of sorts in its portrayal of a world in crisis, a frostbitten but melting iceberg, monolithic and stationary yet impermanent and resonant. What has remained constant over the years is Imperial Teen’s indisputable knack for writing profound hooks as a framework for their musical memories. Their songs exhibit the realness, joy, and energy that only good friends can conjure. 

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. I Think That’s Everything
                                                                  2. We Do What We Do Best
                                                                  3. Don’t Wanna Let You Go
                                                                  4. Walkaway
                                                                  5. How We Say Goodbye
                                                                  6. Parade
                                                                  7. Somebody Like Me
                                                                  8. Ha
                                                                  9. The Girl 
                                                                  10. Timeless 


                                                                  Recurring Dream

                                                                    There are some musical traditions - ancient ones - that are grounded in the natural soundscape; the everyday sounds of life arranged into patterns, attempts at mimicking the whoosh of wind, the howls of an animal, the crack of thunder, the thump and scrape of a rice mortar. We emerge into the world having been exposed to these sounds, along with the vicissitudes of our mothers? heartbeats, and we connect to them as we grow. To the extent that we can train ourselves to remove subjective notions about music, we can ?nd musical potential in virtually every sound.

                                                                    Some prehistoric ancestor slithered out of the ocean and its perceptions of reality were changed forever. Murky ribbons of light were replaced by the warm glow of the sun, rhythms dampened by seawater became sharp and brazen in the air. These sounds and images from eons ago stamped themselves indelibly into our consciousness and have remained there as we have evolved.

                                                                    The band Implodes has, on their previous albums, tapped into the deep psychic recesses where our sonic memories ?rst took shape. They have played the part of the ancient ancestor, lying submerged in the shallows, waiting to make its gambit onto dry land and into a new world. With their new album, Recurring Dream, Implodes breathes fresh air. Melodies that were once distant echoes are now suffused with energy and clarity of purpose, submerged rhythms now walk in the light of day. Implodes does not, however, eschew its heritage. Heaviness abounds. The band has not abandoned the crushing pressure of the deep, dark places. But Recurring Dream breaches the thin membrane that contained its previous efforts and preys unmolested in its new environment. There has always been an organic component to Implodes? music, and not just because the band is comprised of humans. Its music is tied to those very earliest of our sonic traditions, to the sounds of Earth and space and deep water and simple machines.

                                                                    Recurring Dream is about waking up in the dark and witnessing the slow birth of consciousness, still tethered to fantasies and nightmares, and walking into the unknown.

                                                                    The Impossible Shapes


                                                                      The Impossible Shapes from Indiana have electrically projected what stands as a direct and feverish summoning on the late 60s sugar-sandoz-lick of the pop-folk format. Formed in 1998 The Impossible Shapes have kept a profoundly articulate sense of classic song / dream structure whether they are billowing in drenched multi-tacked gauze like Indianapolis forefathers Zerfas or snarled in amp-buzz annihilation of power-quartet stage performances. On the flip, Barth can pixie dance from guitar play / vocal slay in a quaint yet sexually sly role of piper against Deer's counterpoint-heavy arrangements of tape-spliced antics. Like meat-pulp quicksand, they pull you deep in. "Tum" is buoyed by these three streams from the opening Bram Martin-like invocation through the scratch orchestral vision of "Twisted Sol Epoch" toward the shimmering gallop heavy "Florida Silver Springs".

                                                                      The Impossible Shapes

                                                                      We Like It Wild

                                                                        For "We Like It Wild", their fourth proper full-length, the band ventured to the wooded Indiana hills of Monroe County. With alternating lead guitars, the band recalls the urban paranoia of Television and the forlorn southern gothic of Derek & The Dominoes with Barth's fey Donovan-esque voice sounding as though it's coming from across the Atlantic. All the while they maintain the urgent bounce of early REM.

                                                                        The Impossibles

                                                                        4 Song Brick Bomb

                                                                          A band that goes from strength to strength with 4 new tracks that are full of quality and great touches. This is quality emocore on Fueled By Ramen.


                                                                          Sewerpop! (How The Castle Was Stormed)

                                                                            iMP are a 5-piece from Wakefield who produce catchy indie with a slacker edge. January sees the release of their second EP 'Sewerpop! (How The Castle Was Stormed)', produced by Rob Slater at Greenmount Studios. The EP deftly blends the band’s experimentation and pop sensibilities together in their most assured and accomplished work to date.

                                                                            In 2009 iMP released ‘Party’ and ‘Great Jaguars Triumph’ on the split EP The Heartfelt, both produced by Jamie Lockhart and Lee Smith at Greenmount Studios, Leeds. This was followed in 2010 by their 5 track Just Destroyer EP, this time produced by Rob Slater at Irene Cottage Studios, Wakefield, which saw the band's reputation as one of the best slacker pop bands in West Yorkshire develop, picking up plays from Bethan Elfyn and Charlie Ashcroft on Amazing Radio.

                                                                            In Control

                                                                            Another Year

                                                                              Based out of Oxnard, California, this is the first album from this four-piece, the follow up to a self titled EP now available on Six Weeks Records. On this new album, In Control offer up a strong dose of traditional hardcore with a modern touch that doesn't get caught up in an effort to appease any one genre. From acoustic, melodic parts to NYHC styled breakdowns and mosh parts, these guys abandon a lot of the stale formulas so many bands lose their identity to. This is the new face of Nardcore-and it's scary.

                                                                              In Control

                                                                              Breaking The Curse

                                                                                In Control like it fast and rough! Ranting hardcore in the old skool tradition, short songs then he's off again on another rant. Much hellstorm fury and vitriol in a class of their own.

                                                                                The In Crowd

                                                                                Mango Walk

                                                                                  Reggae masterpiece "Mango Walk", by Jamaican producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Clive Hunt (The In Crowd, Azul, Lizard) continues to influence sound system culture around the globe and had been remastered here, alongside two first-rate remixes New generation Kingston crew Equiknoxx capture those influences on their Mango Walk version, with Shanique Marie providing a fresh vocal twist on the classic. Brazil's Urbandawn pays homage to Clive with his Mango Walk remix - a high octane drum 'n' bass roller.

                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Matt says: Not to be confused with "Mango Walk" by The Chosen Few, or indeed "Mango Drive" by Rhythm & Sound (what's with the mangos?!). The In Crowd supersede all with this intrinsic slice of roots from 1975 (!!). Decorated with two fresh remixes, this is a must-have release for reggae fans.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. Mango Walk (Remastered)
                                                                                  2. Mango Walk (Equiknoxx Remix) Feat. Shanique Marie
                                                                                  3. Mango Walk (Urbandawn Remix)

                                                                                  In Tall Buildings


                                                                                    Akinetic, the new album from Chicago songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erik Hall's one-man polymathic project In Tall Buildings sees its creator plunge headlong into allegories of communication, loss, impulse, vice, and mass-denialism. With the addition of producer and engineer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine) Hall crashes through the aforementioned subject matter with brightness and lucidity, yielding his most intelligent and focused songwriting yet. Working out of his house with Deck in Pilsen, Chicago, Hall's efforts yield ten tracks of spacious and textured handmade pop, comprising one of the most sharply written and deftly recorded home-studio albums in memory. Where his previous titles were natural documents of his musicianship and songcraft, Akinetic arose from deliberate intent to write in concrete pop forms, lyrically informed by what he observed of modern culture, namely its fixation on technology-driven pseudo-progress at the cost of direct communication.

                                                                                    "Rather than merely dwell in an inviting musical bed," Hall states, "I wanted to write songs with intentionality that would more directly declare themselves to a listener instead of just passively inviting them in." The epilogue “Wake Up” takes classic In Tall Buildings form with fluttering guitar, softly thumping drums, and Hall’s trademark production flourishes. Tape-crushed voices chirp behind the instruments (all played by Hall, as per the rest of the album) as our host poetically urges us to do what the song’s title suggests. The lights slowly fade up on Akinetic showing it for exactly what it is: a crystal clear, well-crafted montage of honest emotion, with pointed social commentary crouching just beneath the topsoil. That this was all achieved by one person playing every instrument, gently guided by a kindred and veteran co-producer, denotes Akinetic as the greatest height yet reached for In Tall Buildings. 

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    01 Beginning To Fade 3:33
                                                                                    02 Akinetic 4:11
                                                                                    03 Long Way Down 3:28
                                                                                    04 Overconscious 3:47
                                                                                    05 Cascadia 3:39
                                                                                    06 Siren Song 4:24
                                                                                    07 Curtain 3:44
                                                                                    08 New Moon 1:34
                                                                                    09 Days In Clover 3:47
                                                                                    10 Wake Up 4:49

                                                                                    Erik Hall worked patiently and solitarily for four years to craft Driver, his sophomore album as In Tall Buildings. The album comes twenty years after Hall originally fell in love with home recording at age 13 - the year he got his hands on his first multi-track recorder. As a multi-instrumentalist and producer Hall eventually went on to record and tour with several groups, including old friends His Name is Alive and, more recently, dream-pop duo Wild Belle, performing the rhythm section tracks and lending an engineering hand to their Columbia Records debut.

                                                                                    In 2010 Hall’s home recording efforts yielded the first In Tall Buildings album, which The Huffington Post called "gorgeous indie-pop", and the Chicago Tribune found "hypnotic". In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, he summed up much of his philosophy about composition with a pair of conflicting quotes he attributes to Allen Ginsberg and Kurt Vonnegut, respectively: "First thought, best thought" and "Edit yourself, mercilessly."

                                                                                    Loosely guided by these principles, Hall set out once again to assemble a new batch of songs, when he wasn't recording and touring with other bands. In stark contrast to the dense polyrhythms echoed by NOMO's albums, Driver uses a relatively simple palette to create spacious pop songs, leaving plenty of room for Hall's often Peter Gabriel-esque vocals to shine. The music, though culled from every guitar, keyboard, and drum he managed to fit into his home studio, is powerful in it's restrained simplicity, and it's a compelling foil to the haunting gravity of his vocal performance. Never rushed, his melodies deliver elliptical lyrics that manage to feel intimate, while retaining a sense of mystery. Ultimately, the album's melancholic vibe is relatable, rather than moping or histrionic, and in the end these songs are incredibly comforting and inviting.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    01 Bawl C Ry Wail
                                                                                    02 All You Pine
                                                                                    03 Exiled
                                                                                    04 Unmistakable
                                                                                    05 Al Oft
                                                                                    06 Flare Gun
                                                                                    07 I’ll Be Up Soon
                                                                                    08 Cedarspeak
                                                                                    09 When You See Me Fall
                                                                                    10 Pouring Out

                                                                                    In The Pines

                                                                                    In The Pines

                                                                                      In the Pines is a six piece musical endeavor from Kansas City, Missouri who look for that gift. Made up of two guitars, a bass, a violin, a viola, a pump organ, drums, and five vocals, their music is serene at times - other times brooding - creating an atmosphere ideal for their subject matter: narratives of a man wasted away in prison, a woman burning to death as her dress catches fire, a handless man intent on showing others the subtle gifts in life. It is dark, it is dirty, it is sometimes drunken. It is is what we call In the Pines.

                                                                                      Inca Babies

                                                                                      Scatter EP - Clear Vinyl Edition

                                                                                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                        The Inca babies release the “Scatter EP” on 12” crystal clear vinyl for Record store Day 2014. The Inca Babies take to vinyl again and from the Urban Mancunian soundscape comes a one chord slab of pure pounding deathrock punk-blues. The Incas re-discover their primal punk instinct slamming down a searing riff that sings at the deep raw edge between ecstasy and danger. The track has become an explosive finale to their live shows on their recent UK and European tour of 2013. On the other side of this 12” vinyl ep is a choice collection of tracks both old and new. The opener, ‘Superior Spectre’ is a long lost 1984 Peel session track never before available. Here it has been re-recorded and lovingly placed as the opener to the B side. From the Incas sixth Album “Deep Dark Blue” the title track has been selected as a twang-surf tribute to the genius that was Link Wray and Dick Dale. From their acclaimed fifth album “Death message Blues” comes ‘Walk like Jesus’ a jaunty piece of catwalk blues written for the Messiah.

                                                                                        ‘Death Message Blues’ is the powerful new album from UK swamp blues band The Inca Babies.

                                                                                        It’s their sixth album in a career spanning 28 years and marks their full return to live performance after the death of founder member bassist Bill Marten.

                                                                                        Originally formed in Manchester in 1983 by guitarist and vocalist Harry Stafford and bassist Bill Marten, the band released four albums and recorded four sessions for the BBC’s legendary John Peel Show before splitting in 1988. Reuniting in 2007, Stafford and Marten recruited Gold Blade drummer Rob Haynes, but work on the new album was halted by Marten’s sudden death in 2008.

                                                                                        After a period of reflection, it was decided to complete the work that Marten had begun, with the band’s long-time friend Vince Hunt (A Witness, Pure Sound) taking over on bass.

                                                                                        ‘Death Message Blues’ features twelve new tracks penned by Harry S. casting a net across fast and spiky r’n’b, swamp blues, bastard country and punk power. Lyrically, the songs observe usual Inca traits of wild characters, ghosts and murderous stories, with reflections too on the passing of Inca founding member, bassist Bill Marten.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. Phantom Track
                                                                                        2. Tumblin’ Man
                                                                                        3. Death Message Blues
                                                                                        4. Shake Your Soul
                                                                                        5. The Night Was Burning: The Ground Was Frozen
                                                                                        6.Even Lovers Drown
                                                                                        7. Walk Like Jesus
                                                                                        8. Gates To The Tunnel Of Song
                                                                                        9. The Miracle That Holds Me In Its Hands
                                                                                        10. Taking Pilgrims To The Water
                                                                                        11. Can’t No Tombstone Hold My Carcass
                                                                                        12. Bewildered

                                                                                        After the release of “Death Message Blues” in October of 2010, “Deep Dark Blue” is their sixth studio album. If “Death Message Blues” was a collection of loss and acceptance, after the untimely death of original bassist Bill Marten in 2008, then, “Deep Dark Blue” is a reflection of songs about hope and endeavour, but with the usual mischief and lyrical mendacity reminiscent of previous recordings. It reflects a re-shaping of the Incas sound into a perhaps mature and yet wilful approach to guitars, percussion and offbeat narratives of tall tales and extravagant characters. Made in Manchester, UK, the Album began at their now ‘house’ studio, Courtyard Recording studios, but with an unexpected breakdown laying low their brilliant producer Tim Woodward, the Incas were forced to up-root and finish elsewhere. They were recommended Phil Green’s Blue Room for its, sheer live sonic delight. And overall, the 13 new songs, written by Harry S., have taken on further inspiration of styles and genres.

                                                                                        There’s surf punk, there’s trashman’s blues, death rock grunge and end of the world ballads. While the last album saw new territories open up for the band having played in Rome, Milan, Lithuania, Los Angeles and Warsaw, where they were embraced and applauded for their singular, blistering approach to live performance; This new album, “Deep Dark Blue”, with its exploration into yet more exuberant sounds and ideas, is looking for the band to consolidate and find yet newer untapped congregations to enthral.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. My Sick Suburb
                                                                                        2. But Not This Time
                                                                                        3. Deep Dark Blue
                                                                                        4. Following Jorges
                                                                                        5. Bikini Quicksand
                                                                                        6. Tower Of Babel
                                                                                        7. Monologues Of Madness
                                                                                        8. Endgame Check Out Club
                                                                                        9. The End Of The Blue
                                                                                        10. Sven Hassel V Billy The Kid
                                                                                        11. Slick
                                                                                        12.Some Kinda Reason
                                                                                        13. Please Don’t Talk About Me


                                                                                        A World Without Heroes

                                                                                          Pounding drums, screaming guitar riffs and demon spawn nightmare from hell vocals - this Watford band have the lot. Having already opened up for the likes of American Nightmare on their recent UK tour, Incoherence are part of the next wave of UK hardcore bands taking the genre to a whole new exciting place. This seven track mini album is an ideal introduction at £5.99.

                                                                                          Incredible Bongo Band

                                                                                          The Return Of The Incredible Bongo Band

                                                                                          Re-released for the first time since 1974, this is the sequel to the classic 1973 ‘Bongo Rock’, which became a foundation of rap and popular music, up to the present day. This LP has been sampled by Bentley Rhythm Ace, Fatboy Slim, Macy Gray, Group Home and Koushik.

                                                                                          The Incredible Bongo Band is a blend of many multi-talented people. Jim Gordon is one of the featured musicians. Ringo Starr has said "Jim is one of the finest drummers in the world". Gordon composed 'Layla' in association with Eric Clapton. King Errisson is one of the best percussionists in the world, having contributed to the Jackson Five and most other Motown hits as well as touring with Diana Ross
                                                                                          Perry Botkin Jr. is a writer, musician and producer of the highest order who received an Academy Award nomination for "Bless the Beasts and the Children" and produced groups such as as The Letterman, Vanity Fair and Ed Ames. Micheal Viner formed The Incredible Bongo Band to be a musical forum for himself and his friends. The Bongo Band has picked up ideas from a multitude of greats ranging from Harry Nilsson to Ringo Starr and Mike Deasy, who played with Elvis Presley for many years, made a large contribution to this album.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          When The Bed Breaks Down I'll Meet You In The Spring
                                                                                          Wipe Out
                                                                                          Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley Your Tie's Caught In The Zipper
                                                                                          Topsy Part I, Topsy Pat II, Topsy Part III
                                                                                          Sharp Nine
                                                                                          (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
                                                                                          Got The Sun In The Morning And The Daughter At Night
                                                                                          Ohkey Dokey

                                                                                          Incredible String Band


                                                                                            While it's true to say that when they came together in 1965 The Incredible String Band were, ostensibly, an acoustic folk group, even in these early days they mixed in elements of folk, blues, bluegrass and jazz, akin to an American style jug band, and very different from any other performers or groups on the folk scene in England and Scotland. By the time they released their two most rightly celebrated albums, "The 5000 Spirits" and "The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter" in 1967 and 1968 respectively, The Incredible String Band had come to embody the notion of the hippie ideal. They were extraordinary records, incorporating Indian and African traditions and effectively presenting 'World music' for the first time, some 25 years before the term was coined. Right now, as folk music goes through one of its regular revivals and has become hip once again under the umbrella of nu-folk, alt-folk or twisted folk, call it what you will, The Incredible String Band, now find themselves revered gurus of this new scene. Since the ISP began performing together again in 1999, they have been embraced by these younger musicians both here and in America and just last year flew the flag for the old guard at the Green Man Festival along side the likes of Bonnie Prince Billy, Espers and Joanna Newsom. It's a fitting time to present a new introduction to the Incredible String Band, here drawn from "The Elektra Years", a groundbreaking and exhilarating five year period from 66-71. The collection is a convenient starter pack. You'll hear nothing in the music of today to compare with the unique sound of the Incredible String Band.

                                                                                            The Incredible String Band

                                                                                            The Incredible String Band

                                                                                              The 1966 debut from the forward-thinking furry folkies. Recorded as a trio before their inspiring trips to Morocco and Afghanistan, it's a straight-ahead blend of traditional and original material, played in a mix of American and Celtic folk styles.

                                                                                              Incredible String Band


                                                                                                The Incredible String Band were one of the most esoteric bands to emerge on the British folk revival of the mid 60s. Led by Mike Heron and Robin Williamson they brought a genuine hippy ethos to their music and were heavily influenced by ethnic instruments and melodies (listen to the opening track on "U" the "El Wool Suite" and its vibrant sitar playing). In the 70s too many drugs made them lose some momentum and the group's ambitious stage show "U" did not translate easily from stage to record. Now it can be seen as a rare successful mix of Celtic roots, psychedelia and world music.


                                                                                                Morning View

                                                                                                  Incubus have developed into one of the most exciting acts on the whole nu-metal / stoner / punk scene and this superb rifferama exudes quality on every track. Hot, heavy and raw but slick, complex, emotional and assured they don't come better in this type of music.


                                                                                                  Morning View XXIII

                                                                                                    Roughly 23 years ago we rented a house at the sea to do an art experiment. The novel and expansive environment combined with a healthy dose of momentum helped us find that ever sought after FLOW state and the songs that became known as ‘Morning View’ have since become indelible and deeply important parts of our lives. This album helped propel our little art experiment called ‘Incubus’ into a way of life and here we are today, some 23 years later about to introduce a new/next phase of it’s existence. ‘Morning View xxiii’ is a re-recording/re-think of the 2001 album and is the result of our desire to honor this burgeoning legacy but also reimagine it as musicians who have been lovingly performing these songs night after night for the last 23 years.

                                                                                                    With Love,
                                                                                                    Brandon Boyd.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. Nice To Know You
                                                                                                    2. Circles (3-7-2024)
                                                                                                    3. Wish You Were Here
                                                                                                    4. Just A Phase
                                                                                                    5. 11 Am
                                                                                                    6. Blood On The Ground
                                                                                                    7. Mexico
                                                                                                    8. Warning
                                                                                                    9. Echo (2-8-2024)
                                                                                                    10. Have You Ever
                                                                                                    11. Are You In?
                                                                                                    12. Under My Umbrella (4-4-2024)
                                                                                                    13. Aqueous Transmission

                                                                                                    Indeep was the brainchild of New Jersey native Mike Cleveland, who with vocalists Rose Marie Ramsey and Réjane (Reggi) Magloire recorded the original “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” for the struggling Sound of New York Records in 1982. For the song Cleveland reunited with producer Reggie Thompson (with whom he had worked with on Glass’s “Let Me Feel Your Heartbeat” that same year for West End Records, a track co-produced by legendary DJ Larry Levan.) Becket Records first distributed “Last Night” but within a year was releasing all Indeep’s music under their own imprint, where the group fit in perfectly with that label’s roster of funky New York electro and early hip hop artists. This Unidisc release sees two new remixes by British house DJ George Smeddles, who departs from his trademark ‘90s sound, and the original track’s 808 slow groove, for an intense, faster house beat that puts the Chic-influenced guitar/bass riffs front and center. Also here, from the 1982 12” single, are the original “Acapella” mix with vocals including Cleveland’s rap and the “Sure Shot” vocal mix by house DJ Tony Humphries, who had built a reputation in New York for his KISS FM radio show but broke into the mainstream with this mix, the first of many club hits for this iconic DJ.

                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                    Matt says: Indeep and George Smeddles take this disco classic to the terraces with a skippy tech-house refix that'll have you cantering around the living room disco in no time. Seriously, leave your pretentions at the door - this is f-ing MEGOH!

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    A1. Smeddles More Ass Mix
                                                                                                    A2. Smeddles More Dub Mix
                                                                                                    B1. Original 1982 Version
                                                                                                    B2. Original 1982 Acapella
                                                                                                    B3. Smeddles More Deep Mix

                                                                                                    One of Terrence Parker's finest moments, his remix of Index 968's "Secret Fantasy" is finally reissued on Tangible. The perfect example of his piano, bass and beats formular - utilized throughout his catalogue but sounding incredibly emotive and sexy in this instance. When the vocal part echoes out into that first electric piano drop you'll see the whole dancefloor unite in almost religious ecstasy! Trust when I say this one has DEVASTATED clubs for nigh on three decades! 

                                                                                                    Reissued alongside the original James Sims version plus an unreleased remix from Terrence again which heads down jerky, Nervous-esque tribalism; this is an imperative record for deep house heads. Don't sleep! 

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    A. Secret Fantasy (TP Plastic Soul Remix)
                                                                                                    B1. Secret Fantasy (Original Mix)
                                                                                                    B2. Secret Fantasy (TP Unreleased Mix)

                                                                                                    Index For Working Musik

                                                                                                    Dragging The Needlework For The Kids At Uphole

                                                                                                      Unbeknownst to its members, Index For Working Musik was born on an evening in late 2019 amidst the discovery of a collection of faded b&w photocopies that had been marinating on the floor of a urine-alley in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. An assortment of sacred and profane imagery were crumpled amongst an essay on early Christian hermits, entitled Men Possessed by God, the meaning of which was enticingly vague. Received together, they planted the seeds for a new endeavour. Though Max Oscarnold and Nathalia Bruno were already engaged in a creative ping-pong of sorts, the results to this point had only totaled a 30 min long ½ inch tape containing one track and four interludes. They needed a page and they needed ink, and they needed a place and it needed energy. Suddenly by chance or divine intervention, their experimental venture had been given form and direction.

                                                                                                      Back home in London’s cursed smog, they moved themselves and their 8-track studio into a basement in E8, where the project’s gravitational pull gained strength, quickly developing into an unexpected collective with the incorporation of drummer Bobby Voltaire, double bass player E. Smith and guitarist J. Loftus. As the world shifted around them and the Plague Years followed, it became increasingly clear that they were not going to leave that small basement room. The scarcity of light or outer world presence was less a limitation, instead the main tool at hand, allowing the recording to stretch for boundaryless days in architectural isolation, and forcing them to make straight forward free guitar music, adopting a ‘first thought, best thought’ approach.

                                                                                                      The result of this period became a collection of music they were to name Dragging the Needlework for the Kids at Uphole, to be released via Tough Love on 17th February. 35 minutes of repeat phrased guitars, slow-clipped drums and dulcet vocals where the recurring landscape is the desert. Reel-to reel-loops of Afghan music compete with the found sound overlays of voices recorded at the queue of the pharmacy and drum machines borrowed from Spanish heroes, channelling both far-off climes and snippets from a closer reality. It’s a strange psychic brew, built of imagined mysticism and domestic realities, of fever dreams and days that stretched into weeks of months.

                                                                                                      What was sparked by that discovery in the Gothic Quarter was actually a realisation that what they were looking for was with them all the while, buried as it was in piles of voice memos and recorded guitar feedback. Men Possessed By God they may be not: it was self-possession that was to guide their way in the end.

                                                                                                      “Life, despite all its destructive changes, remains indestructibly powerful and joyful.”

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Wagner (04:54)
                                                                                                      2. Railroad Bulls (02:54)
                                                                                                      3. Athletes Of Exile (02:!4
                                                                                                      4. Narco Myths (0:22)
                                                                                                      5. Ambiguous Fauna (02:44)
                                                                                                      6. Isis Beatles (03:52)
                                                                                                      7. Palangana (03:09)
                                                                                                      8. 1871 (02:41)
                                                                                                      9. Chains (03:18)
                                                                                                      10. Petit Committee (02:27)
                                                                                                      11. Habanita (04:15)

                                                                                                      Index For Working Musik


                                                                                                        RIYL: the Dead C, Birchville Cat Motel, Skullflower, heat exhaustion, feeling of confusion and self-recrimination et al. …aka A Bunker Intimation Vol. 1. And what have they built down there? A remodel in 40 minutes at half-time, the group temporarily slimmed and tuned to a different gait, a shifting of pulses, delay, moving air; the sound of the room and the body, of the body in the room; a room fogged as emphysemic lungs where indistinct translucent ooze lines its walls, possibly of paranormal origin, possibly of nocturnal transgression alone. The reality - as it ought - is occluded from view. Not necessarily the IFWM unit you might assume, but most certainly one of the many versions they've always been. And not so much a new beginning as an alternative diversion through the abyss. Indexe'e: aka Index For Working Musik. Onwards, inwards.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        1. Church Normal
                                                                                                        2. Half Leib II
                                                                                                        3. W1 Sprokla
                                                                                                        4. Frucht Keller

                                                                                                        Indian Jewelry

                                                                                                        Doing Easy

                                                                                                          Texas duo Indian Jewelry have been a staple of the psych and noise scenes for nearly a decade, building a fanbase following their highly acclaimed 2008 debut LP. They have followed it up with 7 successful releases, bringing us to this, their 8th album, 'Doing Easy'. This LP release is limited to 1000 on orange vinyl.

                                                                                                          "assured, expansive, unhinged" - Stereogum
                                                                                                          "Beware: the bass will wobble your pancreas" - The Guardian
                                                                                                          "Everything is out of place and yet of a piece" - Tiny Mix Tapes
                                                                                                          "a fading glamour emerges, an almost holy release" - Dazed & Confused

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Turn It On Again
                                                                                                          Inside The Shadows
                                                                                                          Luxury Of Regret
                                                                                                          Riding Cars (Talking Trash)
                                                                                                          Vast Division
                                                                                                          Calling, Calling
                                                                                                          The Keys
                                                                                                          Lovely Rita

                                                                                                          Indigo Girls

                                                                                                          Look Long

                                                                                                            Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are Indigo Girls. Together they write, arrange, record and perform music which over the course of 40 years has become a vital part of the lives of their legion of devoted fans around the world.

                                                                                                            Their first new studio album in 5 years, Look Long, is a testament to their storied career. Produced by John Reynolds at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio in England, Look Long, features 11 brand new tracks all written by Ray and Saliers.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            LP 1:
                                                                                                            Shit Kickin’
                                                                                                            Look Long
                                                                                                            Howl At The Moon
                                                                                                            When We Were Writers
                                                                                                            Change My Heart
                                                                                                            K.C. Girl

                                                                                                            LP 2:
                                                                                                            Country Radio
                                                                                                            Feel This Way Again
                                                                                                            Favorite Flavor
                                                                                                            And Joy

                                                                                                            Indigo Jones


                                                                                                              Second release from Manchester based band Indigo Jones. 5 tracks, ranging from warped guitar tunes with distorted vocals, to more melodic blues tinged tracks.

                                                                                                              Indigo Sparke


                                                                                                                “To be at the edge, at the precipice of anything, requires deep surrender. It’s like dying over and over again. In the tidal throes of life at its fullest and most intense is the space where grace and strength is fortified and cultivated, is what I am learning” Indigo Sparke ruminates on her magnetic second full-length album Hysteria, a huge and beautiful sweeping work, one that possesses a rare, reflective power. From the first few notes, in the first song, Blue, something chilling and captivating pierces straight into the listener’s chest. With harmonies reminiscent of the voices in our heads, she examines love, loss, grief, a newly realized rage, her history, dreams, and the emotional weather patterns surrounding those sensations: her words tell the stories, and the sounds act them out. It’s a diary built for big stages. ‘Hysteria’ arrives just a year after her striking, minimalist debut, Echo. Here though, Sparke offers an expansive body of work—it’s a simultaneously nostalgic yet clear and complex collection that expands her sound and outlook.

                                                                                                                Work on the record began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic while Sparke was stranded in quarantine in her native Australia waiting for her visa to be renewed so she could return to the States. Echo was being prepared for release, but Sparke was already experiencing a flow of creative thought as a result of shifts in her own life. “I was going through an intense separation and processing all of that in the deep flux of the world collapsing,” she recalls. “I was moving through huge waves of grief and trying to reconcile what was going on, internally and externally. The grief opened a doorway to the past I thought I had made peace with. But there were days where I just couldn’t get off the floor. It felt like everything was falling through this hole in my chest. It felt stark and nauseating to feel such immense groundlessness whilst also looking at all the different versions of myself I had been. All the varied different chapters I had experienced, from heavy drug use, to sexual abuse, love in all its forms, complex trauma and mental health, time spent living in India and Bali seeking something deeper to make sense of it all. It was almost like my life was flashing before my eyes. I realized I was in a profound altered state, as everything simultaneously stood still around me yet was flashing violently inside of me.”

                                                                                                                After moving back to New York in the spring of 2021, Sparke finished writing the album’s 14 songs and decamped upstate with producer Aaron Dessner (The National, Taylor Swift). “I just had a really strong intuitive gut feeling that I would do this album with Aaron. We had met once years before in Eau Claire so I asked my manager to reach out to him. When we first talked, we talked about co-writing from scratch, I did have a big folder of demos but was nervous to share them, but after he heard them he said, ‘There’s so much to work with in here already,’” Sparke recalls on how Dessner, who also contributes instrumentation along with multi-instrumentalist and long time collaborator Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Matt Barrick (The Walkmen, Muzz), got involved in bringing Hysteria to life. “Aaron is such an incredible person, to feel his generosity and to feel him in my corner is a true gift. It definitely took a moment for me to get used to a different way of working and hand my trust and heart over to him and his vision but it also felt so natural and we became close friends in the process.”

                                                                                                                The connection felt intuitive for both Sparke and Dessner who recalls “I started hearing ideas listening to her voice almost immediately. We connected by phone and had a long talk. She was incredibly open and gracious and really it was creatively inspiring from the moment we started working. It always feels like some weird miracle when songs emerge that you want to listen to all the time -- and this was definitely the case with her record. It feels cohesive and timeless and inspired to me in a way that I know I will keep coming back to. I think the chemistry is right.” Centering Sparke’s powerful vocals throughout, Hysteria is packed with big guitars and layered instrumentation that practically acts as the album’s lungs, giving every note breath. If Echo bore the mark of producer Adrianne Lenker’s intimate, spectral approach, then Hysteria is comparatively full-bodied and warm like a raging fire, as Dessner’s ornate instrumentation perfectly compliment Sparke’s songwriting. The result is music that sounds timeless.

                                                                                                                This is music that sounds huge even as it zooms in on the trials and turmoils of one’s inner life, from the pulsing immediacy of “Infinity Honey” to the soaring “God Is a Woman’s Name” or the towering chorus on “Hold On.” You can hear Sparke reflecting on reconciliation, grief, hope, and the passage of time on the perpetually building “Pressure in My Chest” and the airy, Joni Mitchell-esque title track, which finds her embracing a gorgeous upper register over gently strummed guitar. “Set Your Fire on Me” builds and bursts not unlike Angel Olsen’s own raw folk-rock expressionism—and then there’s the stark opener and first single “Blue,” which acts as a cosmic road map for Sparke’s own journey in life. “It was very stream-of-consciousness—it just came out in one go,” she says while discussing how the song came together. “It’s almost like a biopic, or my own version of The Odyssey, charting what I’d been going through while traveling through the realms of time. Being in the movement of grief, memory, and love was intense and beautiful for me, because I didn’t feel stagnant—so the song has a galloping sense of expression as a result. It doesn’t let up.” While reflecting on the album’s thematic bent Sparke observes “My mum pointed out how often I use the word ‘blue,’ which is kind of ironic because that’s what my name means.” There’s all the shades of what blue could be, emotionally, and tonally throughout the record.

                                                                                                                To Sparke, Hysteria is reflective of the growth she’s experienced over the last many years—to the point where, in her words, it almost presents a different artistic perspective entirely. “I feel like I matured a lot in this epoch of expression,” she explains. “When you are alone in the dark, you see yourself more clearly. I realized a lot of my behavior and patterns living at edge states. The edge of hope, sorrow, joy, etc. I was at the axis point inside of love right at the edge of a place that had been a home of hysteria for me in the past. Since this reckoning I’ve been determined to find a sense of surrender in the chaos. An unwavering trust and faith. And a will to remain kind and calm and patient with myself so that I can move towards embodying grace more and more. It’s the only way to survive for me now. So there’s a deeper acceptance of who I am and what’s made me, me. I think in the process of all of this somewhere along the road I quietly became a woman and now I don’t feel as fragile as I once did, or now, I accept the wild inner landscape of myself and my history and it gives me a different kind of strength to work from.”

                                                                                                                While the world that Sparke inhabits is a rich tapestry of sound that pulls the listener into circular spaces of seemingly never ending minimalistic textures and harmonic suspensions, what’s most clearly on display is her voice and her song forms. Deceptively simple structures wind like labyrinths in a whirlwind of lyrical expression and vocal pageantry calling to mind the early works of PJ Harvey, Meredith Monk, and the like. These compositions are a warm invitation into her world

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Pressure In My Chest
                                                                                                                God Is A Woman’s Name
                                                                                                                Why Do You Lie?
                                                                                                                Infinity Honey
                                                                                                                Golden Ribbons
                                                                                                                Sad Is Love
                                                                                                                Set Your Fire On Me
                                                                                                                Hold On
                                                                                                                Time Gets Eaten

                                                                                                                Side A

                                                                                                                Pressure In My Chest
                                                                                                                God Is A Woman’s Name
                                                                                                                Why Do You Lie?
                                                                                                                Side B
                                                                                                                Infinity Honey
                                                                                                                Golden Ribbons
                                                                                                                Sad Is Love
                                                                                                                Set Your Fire On Me
                                                                                                                Hold On

                                                                                                                Side A

                                                                                                                Hold On
                                                                                                                Side B
                                                                                                                Time Gets Eaten


                                                                                                                Indigos EP

                                                                                                                  INDIGOS, the latest export of Bristol's vibrant and significant live music scene, are pleased to announce the release of their heavenly self-titled debut EP. An effortless blend of 90s post-punk grunginess mixed with layers of psychedelic guitars and irresistible pop hooks makes 'INDIGOS' an enchanting prospect, steeped in that ever popular juxtaposition between dark existential angst and blissful summer licks. The 4-track was produced by Ben Johnson and IDLES guitarist Lee Kiernan.

                                                                                                                  Indoor Pets (formerly known as Get Inuit) formed straight after leaving school in Sittingbourne, Kent, it wasn’t long before their effortless songs were attracting attention, with one of them making Record Of The Week on BBC Introducing and within two weeks Huw Stephens had picked up on the track.

                                                                                                                  For the next few years Indoor Pets wrote and gigged incessantly, building up a batch of killer tunes and a devoted fanbase across the country. They did, and still do, everything themselves. From making the artwork to organising their own tours on the road, producing music, building their own stage monitoring system and even running their own finances (Simpson: “if anyone wants to spend any money they have to ask me,”). It’s a fiercely DIY ethic born less from punk principle as it was from necessity. “It was either do it yourself or don’t have it done,” notes Glass, “and we decided to do it ourselves.”

                                                                                                                  Signing to Wichita Recordings, the band set about recording their debut album, a record seemingly full of a bottomless pool of great tunes. Familiar feelings of not fitting in or wanting to play the hand life’s dealt you are delivered with self-deprecating wit and Glass’ trademark use of double-bluffing word play. Think Rivers Cuomo and a pre-sandpit Brian Wilson bunking off school to play records and snigger at the cool kids. They’re smart, life-affirming and all contained within a thumping primary-coloured pop wallop.

                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                  Barry says: Brilliantly encompassing the lo-fi aesthetic that's become so popular nowadays, Indoor Pets have a penchant for snappy percussion and mid-heavy fuzzy guitars, all topped with the snarling vocals of Jamie Glass. It's an intoxicating combination, and one sure to have you bobbing your head with the best of 'em. Awesome.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Hi
                                                                                                                  2. Teriyaki
                                                                                                                  3. Thick
                                                                                                                  4. Spill (My Guts)
                                                                                                                  5. Pro Procrastinator
                                                                                                                  6. Couch
                                                                                                                  7. Heavy Thoughts
                                                                                                                  8. The Mapping Of Dandruff
                                                                                                                  9. Being Strange
                                                                                                                  10. Mean Heart
                                                                                                                  11. Good Enough
                                                                                                                  12. Barbiturates
                                                                                                                  13. Cutie Pie, I’m Bloated
                                                                                                                  14. My Amnesiac



                                                                                                                    New album by electronic duo Infantjoy, "With", is 48 minutes and 24 seconds long, and it contains five remixes and seven new pieces. Features collaborations/remixes by Tunng, Isan, Handshake, Lodge, and Populous.

                                                                                                                    Infinite River

                                                                                                                    Space Mirror

                                                                                                                      “The band is comprised of four badasses of Michigan underground sound: Gretchen Gonzales (Universal Indians, Slumber Party, Terror At The Opera), Warren Defever (His Name Is Alive, ESP Beetles), Joey Mazzola (Detroit Cobras, Sponge, Sugarcoats), and special guest Steve Nistor (Sparks, Ural Thomas, Seedsmen To The World). The instrumental combo has already played in London, the Bay Area (where they accompanied some of Harry Smith’s “Early Abstraction” films), and to packed houses in Detroit. Their debut, Prequel (Birdman) released at the start of 2023, received many fine notices; this album was recorded at the same time and in the same home studio in Birmingham, Michigan. “Space Mirror is so good. Each unnamed track flows into the next. It’s subtle, often quiet, and beautiful, to be sure. But it’s expansive and hard to pin down. Part of the reason is that the Michigan way is all-out. You can’t get on the smallest stage here without fully committing. That’s why we not only gave you the single best album of the peak rock era (rhymes with “pun mouse”), but the mind-melding depths of Emeralds (to use two Ann Arbor reference points). This here is an Infinite River, after all: We have the perfectly crafted harmonic noise guitar stylings of Gretchen Gonzales. And the expert drone of Warren Defever on tambura and harmonium. Steve Nistor’s percussion veers from imperceptible to all-encompassing. And Mazzola is such an adept stylist that it’s easy to mistake his emotive slide guitar work here for a full-on pedal steel. Fans of Barry Walker, Jr. and Henry Flynt will find much to enjoy here. “Everyone’s seen that panel by now, multiple times, originally printed in late 1986 in the fourth issue of Alan Moore’s Watchmen: A blue guy with a dot in his forehead sits on a boulder on the moon looking back at Earth, apparently exhausted. “I am tired of Earth, these people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives,” the original caption states. And now with meme generators you can change it so it’s about how you don’t want to go to work, or something cool about capitalism, whatever. My setup here is that if that meme could talk (and we’re not talking its excellent HBO adaptation), Space Mirror is exactly what the soundtrack would be. It’s expansive, exquisitely rendered, and carries with it an unexpected emotional depth.” —Mike McGonigal

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. Summer Session #1
                                                                                                                      2. Summer Session #2
                                                                                                                      3. Summer Session #3
                                                                                                                      4. Summer Session #4
                                                                                                                      5. Summer Session #5
                                                                                                                      6. Summer Session #6
                                                                                                                      7. Summer Session #7

                                                                                                                      The Influents

                                                                                                                      Check Please

                                                                                                                        The Influents have a wonderful, cockeyed, fresh sense of melody. The ingredients to their recipe: Bill and Jason from Pinhead Gunpowder, Greg formerly from Tunstin Gat and Willie from the late, great Receivers. A debut release "Check Please" is a pop/punk smash.

                                                                                                                        Infunktuation's "Feel Real Good" is another sublime moment of deep house brilliance, excavated and reissued by the good folks at Club Culture Rarities. Originally released in 1993 on Creative, and produced by Davide Sabadin, Leo Mas and Massimo Zennaro, "Feel Real Good" perfectly demonstrates the flair and almost effortless prowess many Italian producer had over the genre in the early 90s. Warm bass, dazzling keyboards, dreamy vox and frenetic drum machines all working in harmony to produce an irresistible piece of dance music.

                                                                                                                        Pressed with care and consideration onto limited red vinyl.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        A1. Feel Real Good (club Version) 
                                                                                                                        B1. Feel Real Good (dub Version) 
                                                                                                                        B2. Feel Real Good (obscure Version)

                                                                                                                        Nick Ingman

                                                                                                                        Distinctive Themes / Race To Achievement LP (THE KPM Reissues)

                                                                                                                        2018 Reissue – Remastered From Original Tapes, Carefully Reproduced Original Art.

                                                                                                                        Released in 1976, Distinctive Themes / Race To Achievement is legendary arranger Nick Ingman exploring the two distinct ideas of “impressive themes varying in style from ‘Basie to Elgar’” and “a study in the pressure and rewards of achievement”.

                                                                                                                        Distinctive Themes is a veritable indulgence of variously-tempoed, full orchestra, big band workouts, from relaxed swing to more propulsive themes. The progressively building “Expanding Markets” is a true highlight, with its rolling pianos, contemplative electric guitar solos and moody horns over skipping beats. The dramatic “Against The Odds” is another stand-out.

                                                                                                                        Race To Achievement is all rugged funk with stabbing chords and strutting horns and it’s probably our favourite side. Of course we have to acknowledge the fantastic “Tense Preparation”, sampled by Prince Paul and Dan The Automator for Handsome Boy Modeling School’s seminal “Magnetizing” with Del Tha Funky Homosapien. But the whole side’s range from tense underscores to fast and punchy chase themes makes this is a gem of the KPM catalogue.

                                                                                                                        As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Distinctive Themes / Race To Achievement comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Happy To Be Alive
                                                                                                                        Basie 77
                                                                                                                        It's Easy
                                                                                                                        Expanding Markets
                                                                                                                        Land Of Opportunity
                                                                                                                        Against The Odds
                                                                                                                        Pride In Purpose
                                                                                                                        Winner Takes All – Opening
                                                                                                                        Winner Takes All – Closing
                                                                                                                        The Road Forward – Opening
                                                                                                                        The Road Forward – Closing
                                                                                                                        Trademark, Tense Preparation
                                                                                                                        Light Preparation
                                                                                                                        Under Pressure
                                                                                                                        Double Quick
                                                                                                                        Made It
                                                                                                                        Pick Up


                                                                                                                        Cuts & Bruises

                                                                                                                          Inhaler return with their 2nd album Cuts & Bruises in 2023. The album includes the singles These Are The Days & Love Will Get You There. Cuts & Bruises is the follow-up to Inhaler’s debut It Won’t Always Be Like This which debuted at no.1 in both the UK & Irish Official Charts. It Won’t Always Be Like This became the fastest-selling debut album on vinyl by any band this century and saw Inhaler become the first Irish group to top the Album Charts with a debut in 13 years. 

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                          Just To Keep You Satisfied
                                                                                                                          Love Will Get You There
                                                                                                                          So Far, So Good
                                                                                                                          These Are The Days
                                                                                                                          If You’re Gonna Break My Heart
                                                                                                                          Perfect Storm
                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                          Dublin In Ecstasy
                                                                                                                          When I Have Her On My Mind
                                                                                                                          The Things I Do
                                                                                                                          Now You Got Me


                                                                                                                          It Won't Always Be Like This

                                                                                                                            Inhaler’s debut album ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ a record that sees Elijah Hewson, Josh Jenkinson, Robert Keating and Ryan McMahon turn their early promise into something special, an album teeming with expansive indie-rock grooves and soaring anthems.

                                                                                                                            Includes the single Cheer Up Baby, a swooping, epic singalong alongside newly recorded versions of early fan favourites My Honest Face and title track It Won’t Always Be Like This.

                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                            Barry says: It's pretty clear these lot are going to be big. Huge melodies and stadium rock progressions are met with athletic vocal performances and classic songwriting. What more could you want?

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            1. It Won't Always Be Like This
                                                                                                                            2. My Honest Face
                                                                                                                            3. Slide Out The Window
                                                                                                                            4. Cheer Up Baby
                                                                                                                            5. A Night On The Floor
                                                                                                                            6. My King Will Be Kind
                                                                                                                            7. When It Breaks
                                                                                                                            8. Who's Your Money On? (Plastic House)
                                                                                                                            9. Totally
                                                                                                                            10. Strange Time To Be Alive
                                                                                                                            11. In My Sleep 



                                                                                                                              Inheaven release their self-titled debut album. Produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Pixies, The Maccabees) and recorded at Rockfield Studios, the album kicks off with the thunderous ‘Baby’s Alright’ and includes ‘Regeneration’, ‘Vultures’ and ‘World On Fire’, the band’s doomy, metallic new single.

                                                                                                                              Inheaven’s foundations were set when vocalist / guitarist James Taylor and bassist Chloe Little bonded over a shared love of bands who inspire young people to see the world in a different way. The pair embarked on an audio-visual project, recruiting their neighbour Jake Lucas on lead guitar and Joe Lazarus on drums. To test out their creative compatibility, Little put together a 30 second video of images and asked Taylor to write music over it.

                                                                                                                              Things clicked into place pretty fast as they wasted no time getting the word out in their own unique way. They set up a mysterious website with hidden videos, made fanzines, produced their own artwork and sent their songs to blogs around the world. Things began to hot up for the band after the releases of their first official single ‘Regeneration’ on Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records label.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              Baby’s Alright
                                                                                                                              Stupid Things
                                                                                                                              All There Is
                                                                                                                              World On Fire
                                                                                                                              Do You Dream
                                                                                                                              Real Love
                                                                                                                              Bitter Town


                                                                                                                              Esoteric Pop

                                                                                                                                Punk Slime Recordings are proud to present the debut album from Stockholm quartet Initiates. Initiates is the new project from Swedish post-punk act Holograms’ Andreas Lagerström, taking inspiration from shoegaze and ‘90s alternative rock with loud distorted guitar textures and dreamy melodies. Joining Lagerström is Oliver Brink on guitars, Joakim Andersson on bass and Adam Hansson on drums, with Lagerström handling vocals and guitars. For their debut LP the band teamed up with producer Martin “Konie” Ehrencrona (ex Viagra Boys, ex Les Big Byrd) for a 26 minute long collection of nineties infused alt-rock, complete with Lagerström’s signature vocals.

                                                                                                                                After seven years and three records with Holograms - the first two of them released on Brooklyn’s Captured Tracks - Lagerström was ready to try something new. He already had the kernels of new song ideas percolating, although they would never have fi t within the punk confines of Holograms - instead, they harked back to shoegaze and nineties alternative. “My biggest infl uence has always been Swirlies,” he says, referring to the cult Boston indie rockers. “I wanted to something that was outside of the Holograms box, that would be a little bit more laid-back, and that didn’t feel quite so serious.”

                                                                                                                                What began as Lagerström’s own vision has evolved into something else entirely, with all four members bringing their own skillsets to the table; Andersson’s an ex-member of the death metal outfi ts Maim and Morbus Chron, while Brink’s interests lie chiefl y with post-punk outfi ts like The Sound. Hansson, meanwhile, has already served apprenticeships in underground outfi ts Kerosene Kream and Caligulas Mamma, and the resulting amalgam on Esoteric Pop is a raw, 26-minute maelstrom of distorted guitar, woozy sonic textures, and reverb-drenched melodies.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1. Voidless
                                                                                                                                2. Invocation
                                                                                                                                3. Minotaure
                                                                                                                                4. Endless Project
                                                                                                                                5. You Haunt Me
                                                                                                                                6. Five Eyes
                                                                                                                                7. The Last Man

                                                                                                                                Ink And Dagger

                                                                                                                                Drive This Seven Inch Wooden Stake Through My Philadelphia Heart..

                                                                                                                                  The critically acclaimed debut full-length from Ink & Dagger. The US's answer to Refused. From their explosive stage shows to their displays of intelligent "brain violence," Ink & Dagger insures their audience something completely different than the staleness and complacent efforts of their peers.

                                                                                                                                  Ink And Dagger

                                                                                                                                  Fine Art Of Original Sin

                                                                                                                                    The critically acclaimed debut full-length from Ink & Dagger. The US's answer to Refused. They have an explosive stage show and they display aggressive, intelligent "brain violence in their music twisting the listeners psyche with tortuous riffs and mind numbing rhythms.

                                                                                                                                    Inkswel & Colonel Red

                                                                                                                                    Holders Of The Sun Vol. 1

                                                                                                                                    Cracking album from a fabulous joint venture team. Jaunty hiphop-downbeat-soul gems, perfectly balanced between phat beats, soulful melodies, strong lyrics and noisy overtones.

                                                                                                                                    Inkswel & Colonel Red started out writing together more than decade ago & over the time have developed quite a unique sound when recording together,..a chemistry that blends music melody & lyric into every verse chorus & hook. So when Inkswel approached Colonel Red to create the 'Holders of the Sun' album, Redz response was to move his hectic schedule around & start immediately. Inkswel dropped the beats Colonel Red dropped the vocals & some fine musical tuning & 'Holders Of The Sun' Vol1 was born….while they promise a Vol. 2.

                                                                                                                                    The fantastic artwork comes from Our Machine, Netherlands, who designed a lot of sleeves for Kindred Spirit, Tom Trago, Versatile, Build An Arc and m.o.

                                                                                                                                    Watch out for the video of "Make Me Crazy" and stunning remixes by Moodymann, Potatohead People, Moodorama.

                                                                                                                                    Colonel Red is a groundbreaking soul singer, musician, producer and performer, often referred to as one of the most powerful voices in the UK soul music community, a champion in equal parts of the original Broken Beat scene, as well as the UK soul scene. Working with and writing for the likes of Teddy Pendergrass, Amp Fiddler, Maurice White, Bugz In The Attic, Tony Allen and countless others. His track 'Belive In Me' was awarded the WORLDWIDE award from Gilles Peterson in 2014.
                                                                                                                                    Colonel Red's foray into the music industry began when Epic Record company giant Sylvia Rhone signed the then lead singer, Nikki Romillie, of Pride n' Politix, to Atlantic Records. An accompanying publishing deal with Warner Bros. established the artiste, now known as Colonel Red, as one of the UK's top cutting edge singer/songwriters.

                                                                                                                                    Inkswel has been heralded as one of the busiest and most prolific beat based producers from Australia, a true master of his craft he has worked with the likes of Talib Kweli, Lee Scratch Perry, Andrew Ashong, Dwight Trible, Amp Fiddler and countless others as well as putting out timeless musical projects on labels such as BBE, Sonar Kollekiv, Rush Hour, Warner Music, Boogie Angst and others. He hovers evenly between Hip Hop and Club sensibilities, blending new age approaches with nostalgic leans. 'Holders of The Sun' is the audio melting pot of two musical aliens, future directive soul music drenched in the nostalgia of what once was.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. Hold On 2 It
                                                                                                                                    2. Make Me Crazy
                                                                                                                                    3. I'll Pray
                                                                                                                                    4. Hell On Earth
                                                                                                                                    5. All Systems
                                                                                                                                    6. Cruel Mistake
                                                                                                                                    7. Neva Enuf
                                                                                                                                    8. Time Ticking
                                                                                                                                    9. Save Ya Self
                                                                                                                                    10. Undeniable

                                                                                                                                    The Playground offers up its 9th release to date with honorary Ozzy (now via Berlin, Amsterdam AND London - phew) - Inkswel. This self-confessed drum machine obsessive (and former B-Boy) takes on the task of laying down 4 future-boogie jams on this up and coming label, aided and abetted by Henri Le Blanc, Sven Atterton & Man Made Mountain. "Visions Of Life" features Sven Atterton and is a lively number; soft keys and weaving B-line complimenting a whole manner of vintage drum boxes while glistening chords twinkle through the mix. "Patchouli & Nag Champa" slows things down for some proper smoochy, leftfield boogie. Squelchy synths, mystic leads and flurries of synth-sax are the main motifs of this intriguing soul nugget; full of radiance and intrigue until the very last beat. "All The Way Live" features Henri Le Blanc and veers off towards a slightly more housey direction. A huge, low-slung bass rolling around the low frequencies as clipped drums and warped melodies fight for dominance in other areas of the mix. Inkswel adds the icing on the cake in the form of a spoken word section of cultural observation - noting that most people in the current scene don't want to have random sex with strangers, instead a more conservative, let's get to know each other first system seems to prevail (!!!). Finally, "Pot Liquor Revisited" relives Inkswel's B-boy days as him and rapper Man Made Mountain collaborate on some proper street ready hip-hop. Well programmed beats, a really strong vocal and jazzy, crate dug instrumentation put this up there with Q-Tip and Dilated Peoples - an authentic slice of retroist rap music executed with aplomb! Wonderful stuff here from Inkswell - most recommended. 

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    A1. Visions Of The Life
                                                                                                                                    A2. Patchouli & Nag Champa
                                                                                                                                    B1. All The Way Live Feat. Henri Le Blanc
                                                                                                                                    B2. Pot Liquor Revisited Feat. Man Made Mountain

                                                                                                                                    Adelaide producer & DJ Inkswel introduces his new project 'The Snaglepuss' with 'Chasing Infinity,' a concept LP with a star-studded guest list that takes us on a stylistic journey from hiphop and g-funk to up tempo broken beat, boogie and house. With guests including Talib Kweli, Amp Fiddler, Steve Spacek and Kylie Auldist the album describes a cosmic quest for a new galactic home, searching for a better place and stopping on every dancefloor on the way.

                                                                                                                                    Inkswel (aka Jules Habib) has spent much of the last two decades in the Northern Hemisphere DJing every party and club from Rhythm Section in London to Output in New York and released music on BBE, Atjazz, Sonar Kollektiv, Tokyo Dawn and Motor City Wine. He's produced tracks for artists like Pugz

                                                                                                                                    Atoms & Georgia Anne Muldrow and remixed artists including Amp Fiddler and Dez Andrez. On the Snaglepuss material, he's taken a more collaborative approach and much of this record was co-created with bassist Stephen Lane, Sloth on horns, UK broken beat royalty Kaidi Tatham and Inkswel's wife and musical partner Erin Buku. Inkswel and the team's genre bending productions draw influence from P Funk, 80s Pop, Boogie Funk, Classic 90s Hip hop and Contemporary Soul stitching it all together into a seamless multicoloured package.

                                                                                                                                    The album kicks off with a nod to Inkswel's musical roots, golden era hiphop. 'Let It Grow' features the legendary Talib Kweli, supported by Erin Buku and Baba Israel. Next up, staying in the hiphop lane, is 'Everything' feat. Dudley Perkins, followed by the spacey stylings of 'Mystical Magic' featuring Lee "Scratch" Perry and Elf Tranzporter and 'Butterflies' featuring Steve Spacek. From there the album turns up the tempo and the heat with the bouncy rollerdisco jam 'New Day' featuring Melbourne legends Kylie Auldist and N'fa Jones and the title track which features UK Soul luminary Oliver Night on vocals. Amp Fiddler jumps on organ and vocal duties on 'How I Feel' and Kaidi Tatham steps up on keys for 'Cosmic Love Affair' featuring the princely vibe of Erik Rico and contributes again to the instrumental cut 'Intergalactic Bboy Anthem'. The album is rounded out by remixes from UK legend Mr Scruff, Detroit don DJ Dez Andrez and Adelaide's Funkwig.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. Let It Grow (feat. Talib Kweli, Erin Buku & Baba Israel)
                                                                                                                                    2. Everything (feat. Dudley Perkins)
                                                                                                                                    3. Mystical Magic (feat. Lee Scratch Perry)
                                                                                                                                    4. Butterflies (feat. Steve Spacek)
                                                                                                                                    5. New Day (feat. Kylie Auldist)
                                                                                                                                    6. Chasing Infinity (feat. Oliver Night)
                                                                                                                                    7. How I Feel (feat. Amp Fiddler)
                                                                                                                                    8. Cosmic Love Affair (feat. Erik Rico)
                                                                                                                                    9. Intergalactic B-Boy Anthem (feat. Kaidi Tatham)

                                                                                                                                    After opening the dimension door via a hypnagogic contribution to recent Ruf Kutz comp ‘Expansion Pack 2: Textures’ and offering a sonic submersion into his ‘Deep Waters Mixtape’, Inner Glow takes the controls for RK18, treating the DJs and dancers to a high grade house triptych.

                                                                                                                                    For the uninitiated, the man behind the music is a lifelong friend from Ruf Dug's Sydney sojourn, when the two would host mushroom squat parties with the rest of the Bodega Clan, and who helped mastermind the seminal Paradise Lost warehouse parties. Virtuously patient, the Australian spent the years since perfecting his craft, maxing out the XP and emerging as his evolved form, Inner Glow.

                                                                                                                                    On the A-side, Inner Glow comes through with the two clubbiest cuts from the ‘Deep Waters’ cassette, unmixed, mastered loud and exclusive to vinyl. Already a firm favourite with Bradley Zero ‘Party People’ pulses on the A1, its one note bassline and taut pads keeping tension at a maximum. At the top of the frequency band sparse stabs and nuanced percussion dance in tandem, while the deft use of E-Smoove and First Choice acappellas provide an underground intertext Sprinkles would be proud of.

                                                                                                                                    ‘Call Me’ coaxes us into the shadow realm with the lure of Lynchian dialogue, slowly taking shape as a dub techno phantom. It’s a heads down affair as urgent subs push against the mist of static, until a rising, wriggling keyboard riff unwinds waists with a hint of UKG exuberance.

                                                                                                                                    Inner Glow brings the beatific on the B-side’s ‘Love Has No Age’, combining rippling keys and MK vocal chops over waves of hiss and haze. The percussion combines classic house swing with the tinny hats of electro, keeping perfect time as the soulful vocals swell into the sublime.
                                                                                                                                    Over the last twelve months Ruffy’s rocked the spot from Pikes to Houghton with these heaters, and now he’s sharing them with you.

                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                    Matt says: Local legend Ruf Dug fires up the Ruf Kutz mill once again for an exquisite, royal outing by long term friend and Sydney underground star, Inner Glow.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    A1. Party People
                                                                                                                                    A2. Call Me
                                                                                                                                    B1. Love Has No Age

                                                                                                                                    Second volume of contemporary hardcore and jungle dubs from new face Innercore Project. Volume 1 left us giddy and elated, so we were hoping volume 2 possesses that same sweaty gurn that made it so appealing. Thankfully we weren’t disappointed!

                                                                                                                                    Jungle heavy from the off, "Rollers Session" makes excellent use of the classic Akai time stretch function (copied on a plethora of hardware and software since then) - stretching and warping a selection of vox snips across deep bass and various breakbeats for a skitty, ADHD-friendly jungle roller of epic proportion.

                                                                                                                                    "Soul Soother" eventually deploys some smiley faced pianos to proceedings; along with more skilful time stretching, 'nuff 'pump up the bass' samples and a lost female vocal from the rave years - this is that '92 flavour perfectly executed by our man Innercore.

                                                                                                                                    "Murda Tune" returns to classic jungle stylings with an fierce energy and an incessant barrage of breaks; we get a neon purple synthline cutting through the chaos while the buzzsaw bass rumbles on. Sound bwoy!

                                                                                                                                    "Full Effect Posse" sees another day-glo mashup. Utilizing the vocal from Brothers In Rhythm (or CharVoni / Incognito)'s "Such A Good Feelin" / "Always There" (depending on how old you are), Innercore smashes another sick piano line over the top; adds trouser shaking bass and some nice rewind samples for another hands-in-the-air stadium shattering masterpiece that seems all the rage in clubland right now. It's even got a hoover breakdown!

                                                                                                                                    Top retro rave stylings from this producer. This is volume 2 - be sure to check volume 1 also!

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    A1. Rollers Session 
                                                                                                                                    A2. Soul Soother 
                                                                                                                                    B1. Murda Tune 
                                                                                                                                    B2. Full Effect Posse 

                                                                                                                                    The Innocence Mission

                                                                                                                                    Now The Day Is Over - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                      The Innocence Mission's best selling album in nearly two decades will now be available for the first time on vinyl - Jazz-tinged and dreamy, this offering from the Innocence Mission collects standards and traditional songs that singer Karen Peris has sung to her children as lullabies since they were born - The album features new album art (created by Karen Peris) and a new version of the song "Edelweiss" that is available only on this LP.

                                                                                                                                      AllMusic called the record "an absolutely beguiling collection of standards," describing it as "a benefit collection of cover songs that are all cantered reverie akin to dreaming. Calling them all lullabies would be stretching a little bit, but the presentations are such that they might as well be." They described "My Love Goes With You" as "perhaps the most beautiful and tender song on the outing", before summarizing that the album "could have been merely a curiosity piece, a curious addition to a mysterious catalogue by a singular group. Instead, it is nothing less than a wondrous little gem."

                                                                                                                                      "Lead singer Karen Peris of the innocence mission turns American standards into lullabies on the group's sixth CD, Now The Day Is Over." - NPR Weekend Edition Saturday

                                                                                                                                      "An album of timeworn standards was probably inevitable eventually for the Innocence Mission, given that singer Karen Peris distinctive imprint of a voice and husband Don Peris talent for guitar-textured moodscapes makes the band ideally suited for interpretive excursions. In its own way, though, Now The Day Is Over stands with the bands most fully realized work to date." - Peter Blackstock, No Depression

                                                                                                                                      The Innocence Mission

                                                                                                                                      See You Tomorrow

                                                                                                                                        Love. Connection. Community. Understanding. Most of us experience these aspects through the prism of family and friends. But not everybody can turn those feelings into song, especially not with the beauty and sensitivity of Pennsylvania trio the innocence mission, fronted by Karen Peris and husband Don. Following their Bella Union album debut Sun On The Square, which won the band some of their best-ever reviews, they have made another exquisite and touching album, See You Tomorrow. A record steeped in awe and wonder, intense longing, sadness and joy; a rich sequence of songs that attempt to describe the essence of what makes us human.

                                                                                                                                        Sufjan Stevens, who has covered the innocence mission’s classic ‘Lakes Of Canada’, once called their music “moving and profound. What is so remarkable about Karen Peris' lyrics is the economy of words, concrete nouns which come to life with melodies that dance around the scale like sea creatures.”

                                                                                                                                        The band recorded See You Tomorrow in the Peris’ basement (and the dining room where the piano sits). Karen wrote and sang ten of the album’s eleven songs, and plays guitars, piano, pump organ, accordion, electric bass, melodica, mellotron, and an old prototype strings sampler keyboard. Don contributes guitars, drums, vocal harmonies, and one lead vocal on his song ‘Mary Margaret In Mid-Air’. Fellow founder member Mike Bitts adds upright bass to four songs including ‘On Your Side’, the album’s first single.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. The Brothers Williams Said
                                                                                                                                        2. On Your Side
                                                                                                                                        3. Movie
                                                                                                                                        4. We Don’t Know How To Say Why
                                                                                                                                        5. St. Francis And The Future
                                                                                                                                        6. At Lake Maureen
                                                                                                                                        7. John As Well
                                                                                                                                        8. This Boat
                                                                                                                                        9. Mary Margaret In Mid-Air
                                                                                                                                        10. Stars That Fall Away From Us
                                                                                                                                        11. I Would Be There

                                                                                                                                        The Innocence Mission

                                                                                                                                        Sun On The Square

                                                                                                                                          For listeners of the innocence mission, the Lancaster, Pennsylvania trio are beyond a favorite band, more like a beloved companion, such is their intensity and fragility of their sound and vision, spearheaded by Karen Peris’ heartbreaking, breathtaking voice. Those fans include Sufjan Stevens and Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), who have both covered innocence mission songs, and in whose company the trio deserve to be bracketed.

                                                                                                                                          Now, with “Sun On The Square”, their first album in four years and first UK/European release in over a decade, the trio have joined the Bella Union family, following Karen’s guest appearance on “Ojalá” by Lost Horizons, the band collective co-created by label skipper Simon Raymonde.

                                                                                                                                          “There’s less than a handful of artists on my Bella Union dream list,” he explains. “The Innocence Mission are on there but they’ve remained an elusive mystery, and believe me, I’ve tried! I’ve been a fan as long as I can remember. From the second I heard Karen’s voice, I’ve been smitten. Birds Of My Neighborhood is in my Top Three albums of all time. It’s a heartbreaker though. Guarantees tears. But the more the tears fall, the deeper I go!”

                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                          Barry says: Beautiful tender fingerpicked guitars, brittle ballads and more than a hint of that childlike Newsom vocal peeking through. Sun On The Square is a beautifully realised and enchantingly airy work, an essential for any folk fans.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1 Records From Your Room
                                                                                                                                          2 Green Bus
                                                                                                                                          3 Look Out From Your Window
                                                                                                                                          4 Shadow Of The Pines
                                                                                                                                          5 Buildings In Flower
                                                                                                                                          6 Sun On The Square
                                                                                                                                          7 Light Of Winter
                                                                                                                                          8 Star Of Land And Sea
                                                                                                                                          9 An Idea Of Canoeing
                                                                                                                                          10 Galvanic

                                                                                                                                          Formed in NYC, this grammy-nominated group of Moroccan expats has been making waves locally and abroad with their hypnotic live shows. The group is led by Ma'alem Hassan Ben Jaffar, a master musician and spiritual elder of the ensemble who plays a three-stringed african bass known as a guembri. Ben Jaffar is accompanied by a brotherhood of musicians – (Amino Belyamani, Ahmed Jeriouda, Samir Langus and Nawfal Atiq) – all playing the qraqeb, metal castanets that represent the shackles and chains of slaves and also singing chorus responses. Gnawa music is a spiritual tradition rooted in Moroccoʼs ancient history. Often referred to as “Sufi Blues”, Gnawaʼs African influence originated from West African slaves brought to Morocco centuries ago. Not unlike blues music in the American South, Gnawa music is revered throughout Morocco as treasured indigenous soul music.

                                                                                                                                          After seeing a performance at a mutual friend's party, producer and local Gnawa enthusiast, Bosco Mann, invited Innov Gnawa to come record some tracks at The Daptone House of Soul. The invitation was accepted and over a five-hour session, the group tracked an entire albumsʼ worth of material - all in one take. The session tracked that evening is what we humbly offer up to you, the beloved Daptone Family. Lila, literally meaning "night" is a traditional ceremony in which the Ma'alem and his qraqeb ensemble dedicate an evening of healing through music. This all-night rhythm fest is a spiritual ritual which cleanses the body, mind, and spirit. We invite you to immerse yourself in Lila. Experience Freedom, Liberation and the power of healing through music. The spirit of Gnawa is people. Experience the freedom, liberation, and power of healing through music. You are not alive if this music doesn't move you. 

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          LP Tracklisting (please Note That Songs Are Broken Down Into Groups Of Tracks)
                                                                                                                                          1. Chorfa (made Up Of The Tracks L’3fou, Salaw 3lik, Jilala)
                                                                                                                                          2. El Kouhel (made Up Of The Tracks Mimouna, L’Ghumami, Gnawi Baba Mimoun, Baba L’Ghumami, Fofo Denba)
                                                                                                                                          3. El Ghaba (made Up Of The Tracks El Hadiya, El Hadiya Sala Nabina)

                                                                                                                                          CD Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                          1. Youmala / Zidelmal
                                                                                                                                          2. Chorfa
                                                                                                                                          3. El Bouhala
                                                                                                                                          4. El Kouhel
                                                                                                                                          5. El Ghaba
                                                                                                                                          6. Hamdouchia

                                                                                                                                          Inoyama Land

                                                                                                                                          Commissions: 1977-2000

                                                                                                                                            Makoto Inoue and Yasushi Yamashita’s Inoyama Land project spans nearly four decades, still active to this day . This collection expands upon their sound heard on Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 (LITA 167) to illuminate material that is even lesser known outside of Japan – some of it presented publicly for the first time.

                                                                                                                                            A portmanteau of their family names, the “Land” of Inoyama hovers between imagined mythical space and concrete reality, extending beyond physical releases into installations, site-specific sound design and theatre scores. After their famed Haruomi Hosono-produced 1983 release Danzindan-Pojidon, the duo became involved in the budding environmental music business that was taking shape in Tokyo during the development boom of the asset bubble – working directly with figures like Hiroshi Yoshimura (with whom they developed sound design for the International Stadium in Yokohama) and Takashi Sekiguchi (Bamboo from Asia).

                                                                                                                                            Working initially with Munetaka Tanaka’s Sound Process Design (an acoustic consulting company formed by Tanaka with Satoshi Ashikawa, before Ashikawa’s tragic death in 1983), their commissioned work mirrors the sound world first fleshed out on Danzindan: chiming synthesizers, pastoral hues, childhood memory – all pulsing with a distant, emotional resonance. This material – culled from limited CD issues of the material on Tanaka’s Crescent label, Kazunao Nagata’s Transonic Records and self-released CDRs – presents a window into this process, illustrating how Inoue and Yamashita’s idiosyncratic musical identity gelled perfectly with all of the disparate environments of their commissions. Included is music written for the Kankaku (Sense) Museum in Miyagi, an exhibit on slime molds at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno park, the 1977 stage performance Collecting Net (which also included music that would later become Danzindan-Pojidon) and their score for a Tokyo re-staging of New York avant-theatre pioneer Richard Foreman’s post-modern stage piece Egyptology.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            Hair Air
                                                                                                                                            Soushiyou To Shiteiru
                                                                                                                                            Aa Egypto
                                                                                                                                            Fairy Tale
                                                                                                                                            Ougon No Sara
                                                                                                                                            Candy Floss
                                                                                                                                            Watashikara Ubawanaide
                                                                                                                                            Anatano Yushoku No Tameni
                                                                                                                                            Candy (alt.)
                                                                                                                                            Sekai No Owari

                                                                                                                                            In many ways Insecure Men - the band led by the fiercely talented songwriter and musician Saul Adamczewski and his schoolmate and stabilising influence, Ben Romans-Hopcraft - are the polar opposite of the Fat White Family. Whereas sleaze-mired, country-influenced, drug-crazed garage punks the Fat Whites are a “celebration of everything that is wrong in life”, Insecure Men, who blend together exotica, easy listening, lounge and timeless pop music, are, by comparison at least, the last word in wholesomeness.

                                                                                                                                            The band originally formed in 2015 in the cramped confines of The Queens Head pub, Stockwell, in the Fat White Family’s notorious South London ‘practice space’. Saul recorded all of the songs he wrote at The Queens Head onto tape at Sean Lennon’s studio in upstate New York. This tape, recorded on his own in a corridor onto an ancient Tascam while in a foul mood with his mates, essentially became Insecure Men’s self-titled debut album as more layers were dubbed over the top until nothing of the original demos remained.

                                                                                                                                            Saul lists some of the influences on their sound, mentioning the exotica of Arthur Lyman, the early electronic pop of Perrey and Kingsley, the supreme smoothness of The Carpenters, the songwriting chops of Harry Nilsson and the hypnagogic uncanniness conjured up by David Lynch, describing what they do as “pretty music with a dark underbelly to it”.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            1. Subaru Nights
                                                                                                                                            2. Teenage Toy
                                                                                                                                            3. All Women Love Me
                                                                                                                                            4. Mekong Glitter
                                                                                                                                            5. Heathrow
                                                                                                                                            6. I Don't Wanna Dance (With My Baby)
                                                                                                                                            7. The Saddest Man In Penge
                                                                                                                                            8. Ulster
                                                                                                                                            9. Cliff Has Left The Building
                                                                                                                                            10. Whitney Houston And I
                                                                                                                                            11. Buried In The Bleak

                                                                                                                                            Insecure Men

                                                                                                                                            Karaoke For One: Vol 1

                                                                                                                                              In case you don't know by now, Insecure Menare led by Saul Adamczewski (Fat White Family) and his schoolmate Ben Romans-Hopcraft. There debut album was a glorious mess of  exotica, easy listening, lounge and timeless pop music.They now return with this 10 track covers record, feat. takes on Bruce Springsteen, The Pogues, The Carpenters, Peter Andre et al.

                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                              Barry says: It's a completely bizarre but thoroughly brilliant re-working of some karaoke classics from Insecure Men here, including the Police, the Denny's and PETER BLOODY ANDRE. WTAF / This is brilliant. Special shout-out to the Pogues' 'A Rainy Night In Soho'.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              SIDE A
                                                                                                                                              1. Rainy Days And Mondays
                                                                                                                                              2. Mysterious Girl
                                                                                                                                              3. She Thinks I Still Care
                                                                                                                                              4. A Rainy Night In Soho
                                                                                                                                              5. Streets Of Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                              SIDE B
                                                                                                                                              1. Roxette
                                                                                                                                              2. I'm So Depressed
                                                                                                                                              3. Sail Away To The Sea
                                                                                                                                              4. Picture Cards Can't Picture You
                                                                                                                                              5. Madame George


                                                                                                                                              Soft Bonds

                                                                                                                                                “Insides’s music shimmers and tingles with the tantalising promise of a different direction that UK pop could’ve gone: future-facing and fresh, rather than nostalgic regurgitation.” Simon Reynolds, author and music critic, writing in Euphoria re-issue liner-notes in 2019

                                                                                                                                                “A sound still as dew fresh, dawn dazzled and shot through with luscious darkness as it was nigh on three decades ago.” Neil Kulkarni, The Wire, 2019

                                                                                                                                                Insides are Julian Tardo and Kirsty Yates. They first recorded together in the early 90s as Earwig, and released an album, 'Under My Skin I am Laughing', which brought them to the attention of 4AD. Earwig morphed into Insides and two further albums were released on 4AD’s Guernica imprint: ‘Euphoria' (1993) and 'Clear Skin' (1994). In 2019 ‘Euphoria' was reissued for US Record Store Day by Beacon Sound, and was hailed as a lost treasure by discerning outlets.

                                                                                                                                                'Soft Bonds' is Insides’ first release for 20 years. It’s the sound of heart-stopping slow motion, blood rushes, fingers digging into bruised flesh, and sleeping with clenched fists.

                                                                                                                                                “We found some things that were recorded a long time ago. We added some things that have been haunting us for for years and recorded some other ideas that we’d just thought of. Recording started at home in 2012, and continued every now and then in our studio, on trains, in the Greek island of Naxos and while wandering around Cissbury Ring, Chanctonbury Ring and Devil’s Dyke in the South Downs. We finally walked away from the recordings in late 2019 and decided to release a small run of CDs and LPs on our own Further Distractions label.

                                                                                                                                                'Soft Bonds' is about the past haunting the present, and gripping onto your crumbling sense of self. It’s informed by the spirit of This Heat/This Is Not This Heat, Patty Waters, Annette Peacock, Eartheater, Mhysa, Hailu Mergia, Scott Walker and Arca.”

                                                                                                                                                The first track to be released, 'Ghost Music', was also the first to be finished and came about by scrapping the original structure, leaving only the trace elements. Working in the negative space that’s left behind, where rhythms are pulses and heartbeats and melodies are memories, it’s insistent, staring, but not shouting. Almost absent, or heard from another room. The video uses footage of Kirsty and Julian filmed and used in live shows in 1993 and cut with more recent footage from 2016. The past haunts the present.

                                                                                                                                                “Pop loving the sound of itself to death. And hating the fact that it can’t stop loving.” Rob Young, The Wire, 1993

                                                                                                                                                “...they seemed to be creating an entirely new version of pop. Their hooks were unmistakable, in that they triggered movement like perpetual-motion clockwork. Their grooves were sparse and spectral and nagged at you like breakbeats but made your heart and hair-follicles dance more than your feet. Their music was amniotic, ebbing and alive with iridescent melodic detail and lyrics that turned the turmoils and trauma of love into the sweetest searing honesty you’d been privy to since you first heard the Supremes.” Neil Kulkarni, The Quietus, 2011.

                                                                                                                                                Inspection 12

                                                                                                                                                In Recovery

                                                                                                                                                  New on Honest Don Records. One of Florida best undiscovered acts, that's all about to change with this excellent little opus. The members are barely 20 but the 12 songs on offer here are done with the mastery of a band of old sweats. Exceptional emocore with a feel of The Ataris and Saves The Day about them.

                                                                                                                                                  Inspiral Carpets

                                                                                                                                                  Devil Hopping - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                    This release sees ‘Devil Hopping’ re-issued on vinyl for the first time since its original release, housed in a standard 12” sleeve on limited edition 140g red vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                    Originally released on 22nd March 1994, ‘Devil Hopping’ was Inspiral Carpets’ fourth studio record and reached #10 in the UK album charts, featuring the singles ‘Saturn 5’, ‘I Want You’ and ‘Uniform’. Regarded as one of the main components of the Madchester movement in the early 90s, the Inspirals released a further three albums on Cow Records (via Mute Records) before disbanding in 1995.

                                                                                                                                                    Inspiral Carpets

                                                                                                                                                    Life - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                      Originally released on 23rd April 1990, ‘Life’ was Inspiral Carpets’ debut record and reached #2 in the UK album charts, featuring the band’s most notable single ‘This Is How It Feels’. Regarded as one of the main components of the Madchester movement in the early 90s, the Inspirals went on to release a further three albums on Cow Records (via Mute Records) before disbanding in 1995.

                                                                                                                                                      This release sees ‘Life’ re-issued on vinyl for the first time since its original release and will be housed in a standard 12” sleeve on limited edition 140g gold vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      A1. Real Thing
                                                                                                                                                      A2. Song For A Family
                                                                                                                                                      A3. This Is How It Feels
                                                                                                                                                      A4. Directing Traffik
                                                                                                                                                      A5. Besides Me
                                                                                                                                                      A6. Many Happy Returns
                                                                                                                                                      B1. Memories Of You
                                                                                                                                                      B2. She Comes In The Fall
                                                                                                                                                      B3. Monkey On My Back
                                                                                                                                                      B4. Sun Don’t Shine
                                                                                                                                                      B5. Inside My Head
                                                                                                                                                      B6. Sackville

                                                                                                                                                      Inspiral Carpets

                                                                                                                                                      Revenge Of The Goldfish - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                        This release sees ‘Revenge of the Goldfish’ re-issued on vinyl for the first time since its original release, housed in a standard 12” sleeve on limited edition 140g orange vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                        Originally released on 5th October 1992, ‘Revenge of the Goldfish’ was Inspiral Carpets’ third studio record and reached #17 in the UK album charts, featuring the singles ‘Dragging Me Down’, ‘Bitches Brew’, ‘Generations’ and ‘Two Worlds Collide’. Regarded as one of the main components of the Madchester movement in the early 90s, the Inspirals released a further three albums on Cow Records (via Mute Records) before disbanding in 1995.

                                                                                                                                                        Inspiral Carpets

                                                                                                                                                        The Beast Inside - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                          Originally released on 22nd April 1991, ‘The Beast Inside’ was Inspiral Carpets’ second record and reached #5 in the UK album charts, featuring the singles ‘Caravan’ & ‘Please Be Cruel’. This release sees ‘The Beast Inside’ re-issued on vinyl for the first time since its original release 30 years ago and will be housed in a widespine 12” sleeve on limited edition double 140g purple vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          A1. Caravan
                                                                                                                                                          A2. Please Be Cruel
                                                                                                                                                          A3. Born Yesterday
                                                                                                                                                          B1. Sleep Well Tonight
                                                                                                                                                          B2. Grip
                                                                                                                                                          B3. Beast Inside
                                                                                                                                                          C1. Skidoo
                                                                                                                                                          C2. Niagara
                                                                                                                                                          C3. Mermaid
                                                                                                                                                          D1. Further Away
                                                                                                                                                          D2. Dreams Are All We Have

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