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The C.I.A

The C.I.A

    “This record is an encapsulation. The omnipresent fear and anger. Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? And what is really going on? Consternation…today… There is difficulty, frustration, strain and a large snake. You can feel the pressure of it breathing on the streets, in media, and in your lunch. This s/t, by The C.I.A., is an urgent musical notice. I feel it immediately. The pointed vocal cadence and lyrics of Denée Segal is a sharp scythe, and the actual time is…now. “I feel the same distress call and disposition from Crass records like Penis Envy or DIRT. In fact, if you took that, mixed in “Black Silk Stocking” by Chrisma and a touch of early Nic Endo (Atari Teenage Riot) and even Dinah Cancer (45 Grave) Autopsy era, you can get a feeling. And, similarly to those mentioned, Denée is putting a time stamp on this time. The spirit and her viability is strong in many a corner, and in many a heart. The alarm is ringing. “This is survival sound, put on record well backed by Ty Segall and Emmett Kelly, who have added anything-musthappen, mercurial, constantly moving instrumentation. The sounds, consistent with unique monochrome, move like an engine, made gas-tight by piston rings. Sonic rings moving in tight machine patterns. And at the vocal helm is Denée, steering this machine in vocal directions across an exclamation point motorway. No salt, all salt. Traction and reaction. They built a sound machine with, and for each other. Survival sound lifts its head up when it needs to. Thankfully it gets put on record and released when it needs to.” —Tim Presley

    Mt. Mountain

    Golden Rise

      Cardinal Fuzz are proud to introduce the outstanding 3rd Long Player for Perth’s Mt. Mountain titled "Golden Rise". Mt Mountain formed in Mid 2012. A Year later they put out their first release, the slow brooding OMED. In 2014 they followed up with their first EP as well as the Chantry/The Villian 7” a few months later.. That same year they played In The Pines and were crowned Breakthrough artist of the year at the WAMi awards. Two More albums followed (and quickly sold out ) Cosmos Terros in 2016 and Dust in 2017. Over that time the Perth quintet have built a formidable reputation - not just for their songcraft, but as one of the most compelling live bands in Australia. A distinction that has seen them share stages with Boris, Sleep and King Glizzard.

      Their music is both menacing and meditative as tracks play out in harmony/discord and from minimal to maximal over the course of Golden Rise. There are times when the songs are almost gone and just a slow pulse is left, until the spell Is broken and tracks explode into an apocalyptic haze - Something that Mt. Mountain excel in as they create explosions in slow motion. Over the last few years Mt. Mountains have become laurelled and revered by those in the know. With Golden Rise that reputation is ready to explode. Golden Rise is presented in a 350gsm Card Sleeve with Metallic Pantone Printing, Full Colour Inner Sleeve and download code. Sleeve design by Penabranca and layout by Glenn Palmer. 1000 Pressing Worldwide. 450 for Europe.

      Alison Cotton

      All Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre

        Cardinal Fuzz are proud to introduce the debut solo LP from Alison Cotton titled “All Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre”. Alison Cotton may be best known as one half of The Left Outsides as well as being a name to be found on many of the finest folk/drone/experimental contemporary recording artists releases via her sonorous Viola playing. So, both Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records (U.S.A.) can bring to you via the medium of Vinyl, Alison Cotton’s debut release - “All Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre” (after 3 sold out runs via Bloxham Tapes). Over 35 minutes Alison Cotton casts you into the most cathartic of states via viola, recorders and lilting Gregorian vocal sighs. While it would be easy to classify this as folk music, Alison has created something that feels like music for the soul as she takes to the stage at the Ancient Theatre. Rich sounds break the stillness. Drone dreams seep through sepia photographs. We are delighted to present another side of her work. Out of time. Timeless. All is quiet in the ancient theatre of eternal music. A 500 Pressing with download code.

        Why?

        Live At Third Man

          WHY? — the hip-hop inspired indie-pop band fronted by Yoni Wolf — visited Third Man Records’ Nashville Blue Room two months after their first release in five years Moh Lhean hit record shelves.

          Despite no geographical connection, the night felt like a homecoming. The Wolf brothers and their prolificacy have long been on Third Man’s radar, and the quartet’s familial sensibilities radiated off the Blue Room stage and into the crowd, who sang along in harmony by the end of the night

          Velvet Elevator

          Principum

            Cardinal Fuzz are proud to introduce the debut LP from Wollongong’s Heavy Psychedelia outfit Velvet Elevator. With guitars set to Open C and amps, cabs and fuzz pedals set to 11 Velvet Elevator build a wall of sound so dense that at first it may overload your temporal lobes. Covering themes of Anthropomorphism, Religion and Armageddon and focused roughly on the Revelation chapter of the bible the two closing tracks of Principium tell the story of the Blood Moon which is traditionally a series of apocalyptic beliefs appearing in the bible - ITS HEAVY. Velvet Elevator bring the dirge but they show their garage chops with a sound that shares comparisons to The Heads (the melding of Heavy Bottom Ends and Garage), Sabbath and of course The Wiz as tracks delve into Drone,Psychedelia and Doom. Heavy isn’t about volume, it’s about attitude and these Wollongong boys have it. A 300 Pressing on blood red and black swirl vinyl. Presented in a 320gsm gloss laminated wide spine sleeve with download code. “Flies like The Heads and Hawkwind with a huge dollop of Sabbath and Electric Wizard. Heavy psych dirges that will tear your nugget in half” Optical Sounds

            Trimdon Grange Explosion

            Trimdon Grange Explosion

              Cardinal Fuzz are proud to introduce Trimdon Grange Explosion and their debut Self Titled Long Player. Trimdon Grange Explosion are an psych folk ensemble from North-East London. Comprising Alison Cotton (viola/vocals), Ben Phillipson (guitar/vocals), Mark Nicholas (bass) and Karl Sabino (drums), the quartet formed in the aftermath of the split of acclaimed folk-rock outfit THE EIGHTEENTH DAY OF MAY of whom all four were members.

              In 2010 a 7” emerged on The Great Pop Supplement – a cover of Judy Henske & Jerry Yester's 'Raider' b/w 'The Trimdon Grange Explosion' - and then after a further seven year gap, their debut album release saw the light of day, initially as a limited-edition CD-R box package on the Borley Rectory label in Spring of 2017. We are delighted to finally release this acid psych shindig on vinyl, Remastered by Chris Hardman and with hallucinatory artwork by Peckham-based illustrator LUKE DROZD. The self-produced recordings of TRIMDON GRANGE EXPLOSION's eponymous set took place during 2015-2016 in various North London locations.

              The 9 eclectic tracks (plus one bonus track on the download too) range from original compositions to acid-tinged group instrumentals to songs from the folk tradition, arranged for electric instruments. TRIMDON GRANGE EXPLOSION is a grand continuation of its previous incarnation's psychedelic fusion of the modal rock of The Velvet Underground – among others – with their own English traditional music roots. Evidently, there was unfinished business. a 500 Pressing presented in a 350gsm Card Sleeve with download code.

              The Sand Pebbles

              Ghost Transmissions

                *LTD COPIES AVAILABLE*Cardinal Fuzz are proud to introduce Melbourne's The Sand Pebbles and a long awaited vinyl pressing of their psychedelic flower punk classic - “Ghost Transmissions”. Formed on Bastille Day on the set of Neighbours by three of the show's screenwriters Christopher Hollow (bass), Ben Michael (guitar)and Piet Collins (drums) their debut LP Eastern Terrace was a minor classic and the this follow up release - Ghost Transmission was lauded by The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Wire and Ptolemaic Terracope. Like a classic pop album of old where every track feels like ear candy for the brain, The Sand Pebbles take you on a trip from Summer Blissed out Pop to head nodding wig-outs. Not once does the quality ever dip as Ghost Transmissions explodes from the eye of the universe with sun-kissed explosions of melody.

                Ghost Transmissions is presented in a beautiful 320gsm gloss laminated sleeve with 2 inserts and is pressed on Heavy weight Black Vinyl (poly lined inners) and includes a 20 track download which features the original 11 album tracks plus 9 additional tracks (outtakes and live material from the time).

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                Shooting Guns

                Nosferatu

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

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

                  Guided By Voices

                  Wincork Stonehenge

                    After 2018’s critically acclaimed Space Gun LP and a string of jaw-dropping, sold-out shows, GUIDED BY VOICES has announced a sprawling double-album, Zeppelin Over China. to be released on February 1. But before this one has even made it to the warehouse, Robert Pollard has written and recorded another full-length in record-breaking time. It’s Warp and Woof (April 2019), exuberantly barreling through 24 songs in just 37 minutes with a brevity similar to mid-90s GBV albums Alien Lanes and Vampire On Titus. GBV kicked this one out in a flash, recorded in studios, club soundchecks, hotel rooms and even in the tour van.

                    And because you can never have too much GBV, the album is being teased on four vinyl-only (1000 copies) limited edition 7-inch EPs: Winecork Stonehenge and 100 Dougs will be released in November. Umlaut Over The Özone and 1901 Acid Rock in March.

                    Guided By Voices

                    100 Dougs

                      After 2018’s critically acclaimed Space Gun LP and a string of jaw-dropping, sold-out shows, GUIDED BY VOICES has announced a sprawling double-album, Zeppelin Over China. to be released on February 1. But before this one has even made it to the warehouse, Robert Pollard has written and recorded another full-length in record-breaking time. It’s Warp and Woof (April 2019), exuberantly barreling through 24 songs in just 37 minutes with a brevity similar to mid-90s GBV albums Alien Lanes and Vampire On Titus. GBV kicked this one out in a flash, recorded in studios, club soundchecks, hotel rooms and even in the tour van. 

                      And because you can never have too much GBV, the album is being teased on four vinyl-only (1000 copies) limited edition 7-inch EPs: Winecork Stonehenge and 100 Dougs will be released in November. Umlaut Over The Özone and 1901 Acid Rock in March.

                      Craig Brown Band

                      Big City Small Town

                        The Craig Brown Band is back with a dizzying new garage-country 7”, their first songs since the release of debut album The Lucky Ones Forget. Much has happened for the group since the album’s release, from touring with Dwight Yoakam (based solely on Dwight’s observance of the magnetism of their powerful live show) to opening for Jack White at the huge Little Caesars Arena concert in Detroit. And now, this new single will be accompanying Craig and the band on their first trip overseas to Europe, featuring new bassist and longtime Liquor Store co-conspirator Derek “Block” Warren.

                        “Big City Small Town” is a little country rock groover that depicts a very familiar scene for anyone who’s lived in a midsize city; word travels quickly, so own who you are and what you do 100%. “Tell Me” is a charmingly concise and heartfelt appeal for a little fulfillment, from answering life’s big questions to enjoying a good song with someone who cares.

                        Andrew Liles

                        Other Other Monsters

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

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

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

                          Narration comes from Alex Jako and Melon Liles.

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

                          Exquisite stable of eastern disco weirdness, Disco Halal return with their 17th offering to date enlisting a new artist called Chaim into their executive folk. A Tel Aviv based artist who's output's featured heavily on BPitch Control alongside a plethora of other labels in the past, the tracks displayed here are a curveball from the normally very electronic and tech-house guided missiles contained within his arsenal.

                          Opening with the minimal tribalism of "Your Mulana" which is both instantly arresting and very much in line with the DH blueprint; Chaim's skillfully segued his style into the label with this well rounded track. Trikk Numero is on hand to offer a cinematic dub which weaves through various evocative passages utilizing a host of live percussion passages alongside more digitized rhythms, think Wolf Muller's remix of Soundspecies and you'll get the gist!

                          Side B contains two more originals: the eastern-tinged sloppy house of "Ventilator" that's strung out on a KDJ-esque bassline; and the bubbling cosmic throb of "Toriaz", further elevated by the kind of juddering, gated vox line we go crazy for here at Picc HQ. Top drawer stuff here from all involved keeping the Disco Halal public grading system at an easy 5 stars.




                          David Bowie

                          Glastonbury 2000

                            DAVID BOWIE ‘GLASTONBURY 2000’ documents Bowie’s legendary Sunday night headline performance on 25th June at the most famous festival on earth. The legendary full performance released for the first time including many of David’s greatest hits and never before seen footage.
                            The CD / DVD package includes the full 21 song greatest hits set and for the first time, a DVD of the entire show (only 30 minutes of which has ever been broadcast on TV) including the Glastonbury performance of ‘Heroes’, a highlight of the record breaking ‘David Bowie Is…’ exhibition and the only track that has been previously released.

                            All formats feature David’s diary, originally written for Time Out, which documents him preparing for the show in his own inimitable manner. In addition to newly mastered audio and upgraded video DAVID BOWIE ‘GLASTONBURY 2000’ features new artwork from Jonathan Barnbrook (who worked with Bowie on the sleeves for Heathen, The Next Day & ★) and notes from the renowned author and Bowie fan Caitlin Moran who reviewed the show for The Times.


                            Both tribal and ballistic, hypnotic and mesmerising 'Antropophony' is the new record from Dos Ritmos (Klasse Wrecks family members Luca Lozano and Phran). The two producers, based in Berlin and Barcelona, join forces over the sea to create a 5 tracker of demented drums and percussion, ghostly voices and haunted atmospheres. Opener "Yanomani" locks us into a rolling polyrhythm from the off, Lozano's trademark bass rumbling up from the earth as some shamanic vocals lifted from David Toop's "Lost Shadows" excursion. Next up, "High Volta" rattles and pings through the undergrowth, gaining momentum as the clattering percussion wraps pitched perx, woody flutes and one string guitar into a floor filling frenzy. "Masque" pushes the tempo and adds a layer of system smashing distortion to the organic palette, turning up the temperature for tribal techno presha. Moving further into the darkness "Cuero" gets down low with a ballistic broken rhythm and NANGING nasty ass synth line - get me to a basement! Finally, "Repeater" riffs on a classic spiritual reggae rhythm and turns it into a slow and low ritualistic roller.

                            The 1975

                            A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

                              'On 30th November 2018, winners of 2017’s Best British Group at the BRIT Awards, The 1975 release their 3rd album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.’ The album is a follow up to ‘I like it when you sleep for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it,’ which charted at Number 1 on both sides of the Atlantic going Platinum in the UK in the process. With 3 Top 40 tracks already from this album in the bag in the UK, including the singles Give Yourself A Try and TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME 


                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              Coloured LP Info: Limited White LP version.

                              The Offspring

                              Americana

                                'Americana is the fifth studio album by the American punk rock band the Offspring and is being repressed on translucent red vinyl! The original was a major success, debuting at number six on the Billboard 200 and is the band's second bestselling album to their 1994 breakout Smash. Americana has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, with over 9 million copies certified, while achieving 5x platinum status alone in the United States for 5 million copies shipped. The album contains the hit singles "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)", "Why Don't You Get a Job?" and "The Kids Aren't Alright". Deluxe, limited package features a lenticular cover, and a limited sticker sheet contacting art from the package.

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                Coloured LP Info: Translucent red vinyl

                                The Roots

                                Undun

                                  '‘undun‘ is the 10th studio album from legendary hip-hop band The Roots originally released on 2nd December, 2011. The Grammy® nominated album (best rap album) incorporates neo soul and indie music elements. It is an existential concept album about the short, tragic life of fictional character Redford Stevens, set in urban poverty, and is told through a reverse-chronological narrative. undun received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised its existential subject matter, production quality, and the band’s musicianship. It was included on several critics’ year-end lists of best albums. Previously released as a 2LP set, this version has now been converted to 1LP

                                  Death In Vegas

                                  Scorpio Rising

                                    Scorpio Rising is the third album by British electronica band Death in Vegas, which features guest vocalists Liam Gallagher, Hope Sandoval, Nicola Kuperus, and Paul Weller.

                                    Death in Vegas’ Richard Fearless and Tim Holmes created one of their finest records by combining synths with guitar rock and psychedelia. A taste of “My Bloody Valentine” and some electro pulses are thrillingly constructed in the different parts of the album. They’re using different samples in their sounds, so you can hear classics like “Rock Around the Clock” (Bill Haley & His Comets) and “Goin’ Back” (The Byrds).

                                    Several songs on the album have appeared on film soundtracks, “Girls” is featured on the soundtrack to the 2003 film Lost in Translation and “Hands Around My Throat” is featured on the Animatrix soundtrack. Richard Fearless is the only active member of the original Death in Vegas line-up. Their sound is influenced by rock, dub and industrial music

                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                    Coloured LP 2 Info: 180 gram audiophile double vinyl.
                                    Gatefold sleeve.
                                    Printed innersleeve.
                                    Featuring Liam Gallagher an Paul Weller.
                                    First pressing of 2,500 individually numbered copies.
                                    Red vinyl.

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

                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                    Coloured LP Info: Coloured vinyl repress.

                                    The Burning Hell

                                    Baby - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                      10-year anniversary reissue, and the first time on vinyl. Baby was the first Burning Hell album to capture the live energy of the band in addition to showcasing Mathias Kom's humourous, empathetic and idiosyncratic songwriting, and it was the first album a lot of Burning Hell fans fell in love with.

                                      Fews

                                      Into Red

                                        After their initial eight-minute sonic rollercoaster ILL on Dan Carey’s Speedy Wunderground imprint and their subsequent debut album Means, FEWS return with a brand new ten-track studio album, Into Red.

                                        Renowned for their incendiary live performances, the shadowy noise-pop group are heading out for a full European tour in March.

                                        Following extensive touring throughout 2016-17, including two tour runs as special guests of Pixies, the Anglo-American-Swedish quartet retired to Malmö with the Swedish city’s underbelly providing the perfect environment for unfettered artistic endeavours and the subsequent album recording.

                                        Co-produced by Joakim Lindberg (Hater) and mixed by James Dring ‘Into Red’ sees FEWS extricating their influences to reveal a band assuredly moving on from the template of their debut album Means with a confident post-punk swagger and no little addition of muscular heft on the song-writing front.

                                        State Champion

                                        Send Flowers

                                          “If Bob Dylan was funny, if Tom Waits was relevant, Ryan might not be peerless at what he does best which is writing large gregarious circles around his pitiful colleagues in the field. He’s the best lyricist who’s not a rapper going.” - David Berman (Silver Jews)

                                          “I'm not 100% sure why State Champion’s exceptional 4th album is called ‘Send Flowers’, but I could probably guess. The band do this shaggy-dog wink and shuffle, smart rock-n-roll like the Ass Pony’s (my favorite 90’s rockn- roll band) or Sentimental Hygiene-era Zevon or even Son Volt if Jay Farrar actually had a sense of humor. But there’s nothing smug or micro-brew about this record, nothing that makes you think, ‘these guys are winners!’ State Champion, long past their 7-year itch, play together like groovers, who spend more time on Craigslist than Instagram and buy their amps at pawn shops, not Guitar Center. It’s not college-rock; it’s college dropout rock!

                                          “I was sitting on my porch - this is in May and in Texas - and it was a 103 degrees. I was playing Chess With Friends, one of my 6 apps besides the flashlight one, drinking Tecate. I cussed aloud, ‘shit,’ for making a bad move. Maybe I was buzzed or overheated or, I guess, I could always blame the mosquitos. I covered myself in DEET, opened another beer, and checked my email on my dumbphone with a link someone sent with this record. I plugged in my headphones, covered in chemicals and sweat. The first song, ‘My Over, My Under’, starts with guitar riffs and the rhetorical, ‘How many fantasies never make it past the pillow cover?/ how many of the great love songs are wasted on the lousiest lovers?’ Good questions, I thought. And it kept getting better.

                                          “State Champion somehow convinced/charmed Edith Frost to sing on the record, so she drove from Austin to Bloomington, IN, where they recorded (good move, she rules). The band is doing the long-distance-thing these days, members spread out over several states now, so they convened down the road from Mellencamp’s compound at Russian Recording Studios. If I had been invited, I think I would’ve fit in just fine, and we’d probably talk about the good years for minivans, Rip Tom, why a BLT is the perfect sandwich, seasonal allergies, Dwight Yoakam, and why Funny Farm is the best movie of the 1980's. And if I didn’t become their friend, I’d at least become a character in one of their songs.

                                          “So what’s my guess as to why they named the record, ‘Send Flowers’? State Champion write the kind of jams that capture the sad and joyful ennui of living that starts with, ‘fuck, I overslept!’ and ends (days? years?) later with ‘but, I love you!’ They aren’t asking you to ‘send flowers’ to a funeral or a celebration - too extreme. Their special occasion is that middle-section - life - with a lowercase ‘l’. Call your florist.” - Jerry David DeCicca (Bulverde, TX)

                                          Sophie

                                          Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides

                                            Sophie’s debut album ‘Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-insides’ is released via Transgressive Records. The album is the next step in Sophie’s incredible and unorthodox career, following the ‘Product’ EP and is a bold artistic statement that establishes Sophie as a pioneer of a new pop sound.

                                            Over the last year Sophie has unleashed three singles from the album: ‘It’s Okay To Cry’, ‘Ponyboy’ and ‘Faceshopping’. Her music has been lauded by the media, with The New Yorker calling her music “some of the best and most bewildering pop around,” and Pitchfork saying the new releases “couldn’t feel more cathartic.”

                                            Richard Swift

                                            The Novelist / Walking Without Effort

                                            "The Novelist" - Swift's highly acclaimed, succinct, eight song, nineteen minute and 38 second-long, audiophile archivist experiment - immediately ushers the listener deep into the recesses of Swift's creative core for a kaleidoscopic trip aboard an intergalactic vaudevillian steamship with a speakeasy code-word. Yet, "The Novelist" is only one small manifestation of Swift's entire musical manifesto and only one-half of this double-disc set. "Walking Without Effort" - the second disc in the two-disc set - is the first, and perhaps most deceptively complex, yet decisively understated, Swift release to date. A slight step eastward from the eclectic musings of "The Novelist", "Walking Without Effort" intentionally paints another image, and baptizes believers born-again into Swift's unique brand of sonic schizophrenia. Gramophones are replaced by 8-tracks and Persian rugs are covered with shag, as Swift nods to the early 70s solo efforts of McCartney and Harrison, while waving to Burt Bacharach and Van Dyke Parks.

                                            Richard Swift

                                            The Hex

                                              Richard Swift believed in and sought real beauty. And so, even at its most caustic and sardonic, his masterpiece swan song The Hex is beautiful. Conceived in pieces over the last several years and completed just the month before his passing, The Hex is the grand statement Swift acolytes have been a-wishin-and-a-hopin’ for all these years. After a career of sticking some of his finest songs on EPs and 45s, here are all his powers coalescing into a single, long-player statement. At its core, The Hex is an aching call out into the void for Swift’s mother (“Wendy”) and his sister (“Sister Song”) whom he lost in back-to-back years. You hear a man at his lowest and spiritually on his heels. The pain fueling Swift’s cries of “She’s never comin’ back” on the absolutely gutting standout “Nancy” is some sort of dark catharsis for anyone who’s ever lost a loved one to the cold abstraction of Death. Over a slow, Wall of Sound kick and a warbling synth, Swift’s cries climb higher-n-higher-n-higher into what may be his most devastating vocal performance on record. A cry of pain so real and so raw Swift had to treat the performance with just a little studio effect, without which the recorded grieving might be too much to bear. The Hex is presented here as “The Hex For Family and Friends.” An obsessive fan of Wall of Sound doo-wop, early Funkadelic, Bo Diddley, Beefheart and Link Wray, Swift gives them all a moment with the flashlight around The Hex campfire, one moment to make a strange shadow-cast face for us, his family and friends.

                                              King Creosote

                                              Rocket DIY

                                                ‘Rocket D.I.Y.’ is the home-recorded follow up to 2003’s ‘Kenny and Beth’s Musakal Boat Rides’. Instead of a collection of songs spanning several years, ‘Rocket D.I.Y.’ contains 12 songs, all written and recorded over a period of weeks. Acoustic guitar and piano based songs have been embellished with accordion, banjo, electronics and a smattering of samples. Collective drummers OnTheFly and Captain Geeko deliver an altogether new punch, with Pip Dylan’s pedal steel adding that final twang. ‘Rocket D.I.Y.’ can best be described as a recollection of a hectic year. From the cosmic highs to the lunar lows come world weary themes of age consciousness and humdrum household chores sitting alongside wideeyed travel adventures and far-fetched yarns. With its scratchy sentiments, anthemic yearnings and downright nonsense, ‘Rocket D.I.Y.’, like ‘Kenny and Beth’s Musakal Boat Rides’ before it, takes you on a Neukian journey possibly not as far as the stars but one you’ll want to take again.

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                LP Info: LP on black heavyweight vinyl with digital download
                                                card.

                                                King Creosote

                                                Kenny And Beth's Musakal Boat Rides

                                                  Kenny Anderson, aka King Creosote's debut album (if you don't include all his Fence Collective CDRs), which was originally release in 2003, finally gets a vinyl release.

                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                  LP Info: LP on black heavyweight vinyl with digital download
                                                  card.

                                                  Denis Wise

                                                  Wize Music

                                                    Perhaps one of the most unique and unlikely exponents of the highly collectible genres of ambient electronics, experimental tape-music and PINA (Private Issue New Age), this English-born Jamaicanraised sound designer, artist and existentialist furrowed his own unblinkered path through lesser chartered electronic fields for many moons before eventually teaming up with Bill Laswell (with Material) and Daevid Allen in New York to bring self-taught synthesis to Gong during their most oblique periods.

                                                    Creating two impossibly rare self-pressed vinyl LPs of conceptual inner-visionary outer-galactic angular tonal-dronal alien-art soundscapes in the process, the man known under figure shifting guises such as Dennis Wise/Denis Weise/Dr. Wise etc, combined a culture of sound system circuitry and radiophonic trickery adding Tea-pot poetry and sci-fidelity futurefolk to his magnetic mesh.

                                                    Presented here as the first ever dedicated Wize Music collection this record combines compositions spanning 1979-1984 in both a solo capacity as well as smallgroup projects featuring members of the Emerald Web band.

                                                    Imagine a comic book where a Funkenstein monster called ‘Laraaji-Scratch Perry’ invaded your record shelf while Komendarek and Holger Czukay kept lookout... Dr. Dennis might be the only one Wise enough to outsmart all of them with his powerful amorphous anaesthetic.

                                                    Chris Carter

                                                    Miscellany

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

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

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

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


                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

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

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

                                                      Ron Trent

                                                      Aquarhythmatica / City Beat

                                                      Two excellent productions from Ron Trent finally back on vinyl. "Aquarhythmatica" comes from the Prescription era and was produced together with Anthony Nicholson. "City Beat" was included in Ron’s 2009 album “Dance Classic”. Two absolute gems - deep house music at its best!

                                                      Super fresh loud 45 cuts of this monster psychedelic horn driven funk jazz theme with one of the best drum breaks - 10/10. A hard to find DJ favourite that brings the house down every time. 

                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                      7" Info: Limited to 500 copies.

                                                      All the massiv. Inside. Takin' it from the T O Peeeee. The breakbeat rave / hardcore renaissance continues in earnest with another selection of hits straight outta '92 (and maybe '94... - ed).

                                                      Comprising of an entire TRIPLE PACK of hits, twelve frenetic warehouse wobblers with two tracks per side for max fidelity.

                                                      Ruff Guidance Records is an OG jungle label set up by Bay B Kane, who's contributions to the catalogue are all compiled here for your digestion.

                                                      If you frequently tune into youtube and revisit the classic sets of Randal, Micky Finn and DJ SS, then you're gonna relish the opportunity to get full 12" versions of some of the underground hits you're bound to know from said mixes. Recently brought back into focus through DJs like DJ Absolute Shit, DJ Mega and the HS2-CRU (DJ Dogwalker & Tameside Jimmy), it's nice to see the club kids of today getting into the indisputably pure and hedonistic vibrations of the past; where primitive sampling, ruff bass and a catchy vocal sample were the main ingredients for 24-hours getting right at it under motorway bridges, disused aircraft hangers and abandoned buildings throughout Thatcherite Britain.




                                                      Slowthai

                                                      Runt

                                                        Slowthai’s music is unmistakably British, treading a line between grime, rap, dubstep and garage – riding rough-edged beats with an adolescent charisma and confidence that recalls buzzy pirate radio sessions and handicam freestyles. All of this is encapsulated by live shows that are drenched in sweat and spit and booming with the sound of slowthai’s hooky flows and street-smart bars being chanted back at him.

                                                        He began releasing music over two years ago, while Grime was quickly solidifying its presence in the mindset of the UK’s youth without the necessity of US Hiphop co-signs, slowthai’s own brand of alternative UK rap was beginning to work it’s way into the circles of truly engaged seekers. Fast forward to 2018 and with each single release slowthai has continuity stepped up a gear, proving himself to be an unpredictable force in UK Rap and one responsible for ushering in a new wave of exciting artists moving into 2019.

                                                        Daytoner

                                                        Apache Street / Michael’s Incredible Twin

                                                          18 months after the digital release on Daytoner's 'Shedits 3' EP, 'Apache Steet' finally gets pressed to limited edition 7" wax by Dinked Records/Friday’s Funky 45. This mash of Lou Rawls' tales of tough times with Michael Viner's famous Apache break has proved popular with funk, soul and breaks DJs, holding it's own in Juno Download's Breakbeat Top 10 for a year leading to discerning DJs demanding a vinyl pressing. On the flip is another Apache fuelled monster, 'Michael's Incredible Twin', this time supplying the Skatalites to breaks DJs having featured on the digital 'Shedits 2' EP back in 2016.

                                                          Fede Lng's PNP imprint is a spin-off of his already successful parent label Axe On Wax, which is responsible for exposing the world to such artists like Kirk The Flirt, Jesse Bru, Trudge, and Mall Grab.
                                                          PNP appears to be all about the disco - a way in which Fede and his friends can release edits of their favorite tunes of old. For DJs looking to spice up their sets with unadulterated funk this is truly for ya!

                                                          On this release you get that disco feel on the fast and furious 'La Belle' by Tom Jay. A zero frills, no ornaments attached house stormer. Disco is there in the form of a catchy vocal sample and some wind instruments. So disco!

                                                          Fede slows the tempo a tiny bit and starts messing about with the 808... mmm. acid! Oh yeah. He delivers a fantastic edit of some RnB mainstream hit which I am anaware of because I am so uber cool that I do not even listen to the radio,  but I have definetely heard it somewhere whilst cycling. Some bad boy's Range Rover Evoque with black tinted windows (they all come like that from factory!) showing off his sub big time was offering passers by this tune in all its glory. Fede takes you out of that naughty tractor and into the dancefloor with his house rendition. A well accomplished feat. 

                                                          Pacific Bureau is also a highlight on this pineapple vinyl. He wants to tell you something. He wants to turn you on and he does it with that infectious guitar riff and sweet castrati vocals. Sensual boy he is! Well done. 

                                                          Folks, let me tell  you no more. Buy this 12" now. Limited as always and highly recommended it from a few experts behind the counter at Pic towers. 

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Sil says: Great Ep here with heavy doses of disco sprinkled over a solid base of house. For me, Pacific Bureau steals the show followed closely by Fede more relaxed approach and acidic flirtations.

                                                          Francisco Aguabella

                                                          Desire / Casa Fuerte

                                                            "Desire" is an amazing vocal club classic which has stood the test of time and is always in demand. It was never before pressed and released as a 45. A massive dancer and a must have release! If you like Latin Jazz dancers b-side "Casa Fuerte" is for you. A top class banger!

                                                            Ohio's O'Jays were a hugely popular part of Philadelphia's PIR stable throughout the 1970's and 80's.
                                                            They cut numerous sides for the label aided by the incredible production and arrangements of the infamous Gamble and Huff hit machine.

                                                            This special 4 track EP includes some of the absolute evergreen, stellar and downright soulful tracks they are most known for. It's all here. Influential, uplifting, inspiring and soulful music that will touch everyone. From the string laden and lush extended proto Disco joy of 1975's 'I Love Music', to the deep and soulful Philly stylings of 'Back Stabbers', 'Message In Our Music' & 'My Favourite Person', all of the music contained within this amazing collection is utterly essential if you dig Soul, Funk, Disco, Gospel and even House music. This is it. The real deal. These are some of the roots of contemporary dance music, the building blocks. On top of that, it's simply great music, a solid and essential addition to any record collection from one of the greatest vocal groups of the era, not to mention the world calls production, arrangement & execution from the legendary Gamble & Huff. A real no brainer this one.....

                                                            This is a fully legit reissue, made in conjunction with Above Board distribution and Sony music, sourced from their vaults using original source material and remastered and repressed to the highest standard for 2018 and featuring all original PIR label artwork.

                                                            Here's your chance to own yet another essential stone cold classic from the archives!

                                                            Kokomo

                                                            Use Your Imagination (Danny Krivit Edit)


                                                            'Use Your imagination' by 'blue-eyed' Funky rock combo Kokomo is a deep cut from the pre-Disco era of 1975. A time when uptempo R&B and Rock records like this were de rigueur with DJ's and dancers on the dancefloor's of clubs across NYC and all major cities where 'proper' dance music was appreciated and taken seriously. The years leading up to the Disco boom blessed us with some fantastic records like this that carried over into that late 70's era, 'classics' that still got love from the DJ's and were sequenced alongside the hits and anthems of the day. Featuring members of Joe Cocker's Grease Band, Kokomo had a few hits and were widely known, 'Use Your imagination' though, was their nightclub classic, a breezy, jazzy and funky jam that rolls just right and is incredibly rare and sought after on promo 12". Backed here with an exclusive unreleased edit on the flip you know this is an essential if you're a true Disco-head! This repress of the original Columbia promo from 1975 is backed with a brand new re-edit from one of NYC's Disco kings - Mr.K aka Danny Krivit. With almost half a century spent behind the turntables in NYC and beyond he surely understands records like 'Use Your Imagination' intrinsically, he was, after all, there when it all happened! This classic has been legally reissued by Above Board distribution in conjunction with the legal rights holders - Sony Music Entertainment. This high quality repress features original white label Columbia label Disco 12" artwork and has been remastered from Sony's original sources by Optimum Mastering, Bristol UK.

                                                            JJ Barnes

                                                            Candy / For Your Precious Love

                                                              Detroit legends come together for some previously unissued material. J J Barnes teamed up with ex Motown producers Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey during the late 1970's early 1980's and recorded one song penned by Mr Barnes called "Candy". A brilliant feel good modern soul disco tune where he lusts for the sultry "Candy" She certainly was a woman In demand with songs by Brothers of soul and later on the famous Cameo tune! Flip it over and we have a superb rendition of Jerry Butlers' "For Your Precious Love". 



                                                              Harlem's legendary Disco label Queen Constance has long been a cult favourite among fans of underground dance music for decades.

                                                              One of many labels operating under the equally legendary P&P family of imprints Queen Constance was operated by one Peter Brown, a truly colossal figure in NYC's music scene, its catalogue still fascinates music lovers to this day. Covering a wide range of styles including Gospel, early Rap and Disco the label's output continually finds it way into the playlists of respected DJ's and selectors across the globe. This latest repress from the vaults is a real biggie - a true NYC underground disco CLASSIC!

                                                              High Voltage is one of the more familiar names in the P&P / Queen Constance galaxy. Led by Peter Brown and Patrick Adams right hand man and producer Michael Campbell who presided over some of the biggest and best sides the labels put out. This one is a must, essential, do not sleep business. 11.00 minutes of Disco fury! One is forgiven in thinking that this would've been huge had it have come out on one of the 'bigger' Disco labels, but that hasn't stopped 'Rock, spank, freak' becoming a true blue club anthem. Appearing in the playlists of DJ's and selectors as diverse as Larry Levan, Danny Krivit and Daniele Baldelli. Rough n'ready, unpolished but musically explosive the sounds contained on this here 12" are indeed High Voltage! As with a lot of these jams, this one's been badly bootlegged, so ignore those wack counterfeits that are out there and bag you a fully licensed reissue of this absolute bomb. Dope.

                                                              This is a 100% legit reissue, made in conjunction with Above Board distribution and the Demon Music group, lovingly remastered with love by Optimum Mastering, Bristol UK.


                                                              For the last 20 years London-based author and party organiser Tim Lawrence has dedicated himself to excavating the history of New York City party culture and bringing some of the most powerful aspects of that culture to London’s dance scene, from where it has ricocheted around the world. Having conducted the first set of major interviews with David Mancuso, Lawrence started to put on Loft-style Lucky Cloud Sound System parties with David and friends in London in June 2003. In early 2004 he published Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-79, which tracked the influence of the Loft on the wider New York DJ, dance and disco scene. In 2009 his biography of the iconic musician Arthur Russell became the first book to map the wider downtown music scene. These beautifully written and politically insightful histories have educated, inspired and celebrated the previously overlooked foundations of contemporary dance music.

                                                              Lawrence’s most recent publication, Life & Death On The New York Dancefloor, 1980 – 1983, published in late 2016, shines a light on 'one of the most dynamic and creative periods in the history of New York City'. Falling between the more regularly celebrated sounds of disco, house and techno, the period produced a uniquely hybrid series of sounds that never acquired a settled name. This led them to be largely ignored by historians and even DJs, yet the power of the period’s music and the scenes it birthed, Lawrence argues, remains undeniable. Met with a rapturous response, Life and Death On The New York Dance Floor saw Lawrence on the road for most of the next year as he spread the word about the characters, the records, the clubs and the bands that shaped the post-Disco, post-Punk, and burgeoning Hip Hop landscapes of New York City during the early 1980s—a period when freedom still ruled.

                                                              This, the second of a 2-part sonic tribute to the 1980 – 1983 era as well as a musical companion piece to Life & Death On The New York Dance Floor, sees recognised classics (such as 'Don’t Make Me Wait’ and ‘Din Daa Daa') nestle up alongside the belatedly recognised (including the August Darnell remix of ‘Contort Yourself’ and Mark Kamins remix of ‘Love Tempo') and the downright obscure (‘Vena Cava’ and the B-side of the ‘Pop Your Funk’ 7” promo). Capturing the range and the mayhem, Material’s under-appreciated ‘Bustin’ Out’ features Nona Hendryx delivering lyrics inspired by Black Panther George Jackson’s prison letters plus a music track featuring dance beats combined with a heavy electric guitar—a combination proposed by Michael Zilkha after the ZE label head rejected Bill Laswell’s first effort. The mix comes courtesy of Better Days resident DJ Tee Scott. Everyone, it seemed, was open to everything.

                                                              Lovingly curated across 2 slabs of vinyl, the album introduces listeners to a stunning array of sounds, styles, vibes and feelings that encapsulate this most fertile and forward-thinking era, when music, fashion, sound system innovations, leaps in music technology, a DIY attitude and a freedom from corporate politics combined with extraordinary expressivity. All music contained within this album has been hand-picked and programmed by Tim Lawrence. It represents a selective yet rich introduction to one of the most extraordinary periods in New York City’s epic musical history.

                                                              This is the first release on Reappearing Records, a label led by Tim Lawrence and distributed worldwide by Above Board distribution. Licensing courtesy of Tracksuit Music. Mastering by Optimum Mastering, Bristol UK. Artwork & design courtesy of Atelier Superplus. 2018.


                                                              Look! Ultra rare and super dope Disco-Boogie reissue alert!

                                                              That's right, Distinction's 1982 jammer 'That's the way I like it' is back! Fully licensed in conjunction with the rights holders and remastered for 2018 by Above Board distribution. This one's long been at the top of the wants lists of DJ's and dancers for ages, a masterclass in UK Boogie flavour brought to you by the production and writing prowess of Roy Carter who was a member of the UK's legendary Soul and Funk legends Heatwave and who worked extensively with Central Line, Junior Giscombe, Dee C. Lee and many many more throughout his long career. Pretty much all of Distinction's output is tough to find with the majority appearing on tiny labels, and second hand prices for these gems are always on the high side with this particular 12" being one of the most sought after. This is a proper and full reproduction of the original Hansa 12" from 1982 with the added bonus of the 7" mixes being included of both 'That's the way I like it' and b-side winner 'Looking for love'. This one has been booted before with severely lacking quality control, but we are proud to say this reissue has been fully licensed and made using the original tapes with all remastering handled lovingly by Optimum Mastering, Bristol, UK. This is an unmissable reissue if you dig this sound, don't miss out! Pure fire.

                                                              Sons Of Slum

                                                              Music Is Message / Show Me Tell Me

                                                              Sons Of Slum released three singles on Stax and Gamma in the 1970s when they were reputed to be Chicago's finest live band of their time. The band broke up in 1978. 'Music Is Message' is a high octane funk and soul crossover jam which which has the potential to be a future classic. On the flip the tempo is lowered and a rasping horn supplements the killer groove with a smoothing vocal delivery.

                                                              Ivan Neville's 'Dance Your Blues Away' was originally released in 1979 on Cookies and has been a much sought after wax ever since. This is the first official re-release since the original pressing. 'Dance Your Blues Away' is one of the great escapism records that fills dancefloors across the globe with its infectious bassline and uplifting lyrics. On the flip the Mighty Zaf from Love Vinyl works the great instrumentation of the original song and adds an extra dimension to give it a new life in 2018. 

                                                              It is well known that talent never guarantees any success in the music industry. This sentence summarizes the story of The 9th Creation, one of the best soul, funk, disco and boogie band to make it out of Stockton, CA.

                                                              Founded by J.D. and A.D Burrise in 1970, the 9th Creation went on for almost two decades and released 3 albums and half a dozen singles that regularly flirted with the US Charts, getting them featured on Soul Train in 1975 and allowing them to tour North America and Japan a few times over. 9th Creation regularly shared the bill with Irma Thomas, James Brown, The Whispers, The Sylvers, The Main Ingredient, Con Funk Shun and many others.

                                                              The music that J.D, A.D Burrise and their 10-12 band members created was a perfect combination of West Coast raw soul, disco and funk that resulted in a religious fan following across the globe.
                                                              To this day, The 9th Creation has been sampled by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Artifacts, Quasimoto, 3rd Bass, Basement Jaxx and many others.

                                                              9th Creation was undoubtedly one of the greatest funk band of the Seventies.
                                                              Past Due Records now officially reissue the 9th Creation’s essential full lengths and singles, carefully remastered and all in their original artworks.

                                                              “Love Crime” is a unicorn. As rare as “Mellow Music”, this mini LP is the absolute holy grail for west Coast boogie funk lovers. It is the final release from the band 18 years after their inception. 4 tracks of absolute bliss and the final attempt for 9th Creation to finally make it in the mainstream. Originals of this 12” have sold for silly money for a while, get it while you can….

                                                              9th Creation

                                                              Mellow Music

                                                              It is well known that talent never guarantees any success in the music industry. This sentence summarizes the story of The 9th Creation, one of the best soul, funk, disco and boogie band to make it out of Stockton, CA.

                                                              Founded by J.D. and A.D Burrise in 1970, the 9th Creation went on for almost two decades and released 3 albums and half a dozen singles that regularly flirted with the US Charts, getting them featured on Soul Train in 1975 and allowing them to tour North America and Japan a few times over. 9th Creation regularly shared the bill with Irma Thomas, James Brown, The Whispers, The Sylvers, The Main Ingredient, Con Funk Shun and many others.

                                                              The music that J.D, A.D Burrise and their 10-12 band members created was a perfect combination of West Coast raw soul, disco and funk that resulted in a religious fan following across the globe.
                                                              To this day, The 9th Creation has been sampled by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Artifacts, Quasimoto, 3rd Bass, Basement Jaxx and many others.

                                                              9th Creation was undoubtedly one of the greatest funk band of the Seventies.

                                                              Past Due Records is proud to officially reissue the 9th Creation’s essential full lengths and singles, carefully remastered and all in their original artworks. “Mellow Music” is the most sought after 7” from 9th Creation. This single marks the band’s new direction and was announcing an album that remained unreleased (more on that later). This single is a boogie funk gem and both tracks are pure monsters of heavy bass, synth, horns and massive vocals. A must have that’s been known to be traded for well over $1000 in the collectors market.


                                                              It is well known that talent never guarantees any success in the music industry. This sentence summarizes the story of The 9th Creation, one of the best soul, funk, disco and boogie band to make it out of Stockton, CA.

                                                              Founded by J.D. and A.D Burrise in 1970, the 9th Creation went on for almost two decades and released 3 albums and half a dozen singles that regularly flirted with the US Charts, getting them featured on Soul Train in 1975 and allowing them to tour North America and Japan a few times over. 9th Creation regularly shared the bill with Irma Thomas, James Brown, The Whispers, The Sylvers, The Main Ingredient, Con Funk Shun and many others.

                                                              The music that J.D, A.D Burrise and their 10-12 band members created was a perfect combination of West Coast raw soul, disco and funk that resulted in a religious fan following across the globe.
                                                              To this day, The 9th Creation has been sampled by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Artifacts, Quasimoto, 3rd Bass, Basement Jaxx and many others.

                                                              9th Creation was undoubtedly one of the greatest funk band of the Seventies.

                                                              Past Due Records is proud to officially reissue the 9th Creation’s essential full lengths and singles, carefully remastered and all in their original artworks. After 9th Creation’s departure from Prelude (due to a lack of promotional support). J.D. Burrise brought the band back in the studio for a self produced and released album under his own outlet Burrise Way Productions. “Superheroes” shows the band reaching maturity in their heavy soul, funk and disco sounds. A monster album reissued for the first time!


                                                              It is well known that talent never guarantees any success in the music industry. This sentence summarizes the story of The 9th Creation, one of the best soul, funk, disco and boogie band to make it out of Stockton, CA.

                                                              Founded by J.D. and A.D Burrise in 1970, the 9th Creation went on for almost two decades and released 3 albums and half a dozen singles that regularly flirted with the US Charts, getting them featured on Soul Train in 1975 and allowing them to tour North America and Japan a few times over. 9th Creation regularly shared the bill with Irma Thomas, James Brown, The Whispers, The Sylvers, The Main Ingredient, Con Funk Shun and many others.

                                                              The music that J.D, A.D Burrise and their 10-12 band members created was a perfect combination of West Coast raw soul, disco and funk that resulted in a religious fan following across the globe.
                                                              To this day, The 9th Creation has been sampled by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Artifacts, Quasimoto, 3rd Bass, Basement Jaxx and many others.

                                                              9th Creation was undoubtedly one of the greatest funk band of the Seventies.

                                                              Past Due Records is proud to officially reissue the 9th Creation’s essential full lengths and singles, carefully remastered and all in their original artworks. Second masterpiece from 9th Creation, “Reaching for the top” was initially released on Prelude records in 1977. A huge step up from “Bubble Gum”, this album dives into disco, funk and gospel funk. Another classic, reissued for the first time ever.

                                                              It is well known that talent never guarantees any success in the music industry. This sentence summarizes the story of The 9th Creation, one of the best soul, funk, disco and boogie band to make it out of Stockton, CA.

                                                              Founded by J.D. and A.D Burrise in 1970, the 9th Creation went on for almost two decades and released 3 albums and half a dozen singles that regularly flirted with the US Charts, getting them featured on Soul Train in 1975 and allowing them to tour North America and Japan a few times over. 9th Creation regularly shared the bill with Irma Thomas, James Brown, The Whispers, The Sylvers, The Main Ingredient, Con Funk Shun and many others.

                                                              The music that J.D, A.D Burrise and their 10-12 band members created was a perfect combination of West Coast raw soul, disco and funk that resulted in a religious fan following across the globe.
                                                              To this day, The 9th Creation has been sampled by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Artifacts, Quasimoto, 3rd Bass, Basement Jaxx and many others.

                                                              9th Creation was undoubtedly one of the greatest funk band of the Seventies.

                                                              Past Due Records is proud to officially reissue the 9th Creation’s essential full lengths and singles, carefully remastered and all in their original artworks. Bubble Gum is 9th Creation’s first album. Originally scheduled to be released on Bill Wither’s Sussex label it was released on PYE in Europe and self released on Ritetrack in the US after Sussex went under. Bubble Gum is a classic funk and soul album known to many as a treasure trove for beats and breaks. We just love it as it is…


                                                              Presenting the long sought after, groundbreaking and classic 1990 UK long-player finally remastered and reissued for 2018.

                                                              London's Warriors Dance label was a unique operation and a pioneering London label during the late 80's acid house phenomena. Home to an assortment of DJs, MCs and soundmen, they went on to make their own original and indelible mark on the rave scene from the infamous 'Addis Ababa' studio on Harrow Road on the North-West side of the city. A former reggae and soul studio that was instrumental to the output of influential artists like Soul II Soul and more, a steady diet of reggae, bass, hip-hop, house and techno kept their edgy, and diehard UK sound and style right at the cutting edge of the dance music underground across the globe with the top DJs and producers of the day celebrating the label. The studio, helmed by label owner Tony ‘Addis’, acted as an incubator for artists whose names would go down in the history books - No Smoke, Bang The Party, The Addis Posse, Melancholy Man, Hollywood Beyond, The Housemaids and more all featured heavily on the label and contributed to its legendary output. The attitude and approach to the music was utterly and unapologetically a London thing, with heavy African and Caribbean influences also drawing on the sounds emanating from Chicago, Detroit and further afield. Years later, and with the advent of the internet, Discogs, Youtube and any other digital platform you'd care to mention, Warriors Dance continues to be discovered and rediscovered again by curious diggers and music heads with a thirst for heavyweight tracks to play in their DJ sets. This saw the WD mythology rise again, making their records much sought after by fans from all over the world.

                                                              When 'International Smoke Signal' landed in 1990 there was nothing else quite like it in the musical landscape, the perfect sonic example of the Warriors Dance ethos and style incorporating all of the influences and grooves that made the label's output so unique, a sound heavily inspired by the preceding period in London and the UK where hip-hop, soul, reggae, rare groove and acid house were played side by side in the warehouses and empty spaces of former industrial areas. Throughout the late 1980's these often drab and dangerous places were transformed by local DJ crews like Soul II Soul and Shake ’N’ Fingerpop with more to offer those looking for an open-minded party scene new places to explore, in turn switching people on to broader styles of music. It's all in here, the heavy breakbeat driven B-boy house flavour of the album version of the classic 'Koro Koro', the Manu Dibango featuring tribal acid groove of 'International Smoke Signal' to the percussive and ultra-deep stylings of 'Oh Yes (Freedom)' the LP encapsulate a time and place yet continue to capture the imagination today. Timeless music. There's no doubt the No Smoke project is a direct influence on the deeper, tribal house sounds around today and pioneered the afro house sound alongside ‘Yeke Yeke’, ‘Motherland’ etc as the acid house phenomenon swept the world. ‘Koro Koro’ is the omnipresent anthem which was broken at London clubs like Confusion by Bang The Party’s Kid Batchelor and RIP which went on to blow up in New York, and was then signed by Profile Records. Hugely sampled and still played to this day.
                                                              'International Smoke Signal' fuses the otherworldly science of dub and reggae with Bronx breakbeats, synth laden ambient house excursions and the heartbeat of mother Africa with the technoid thrum of the motor city effortlessly, all while maintaining its London roots and swagger. A true dance music masterpiece. This is the first time the LP has been remastered and reissued, spread across 2 heavy slabs of high quality vinyl for maximum sonic impact. Made in conjunction with the Warriors Dance family and Tony Addis.

                                                              Special thanks to Nicky Trax & Tony Addis. Remastered by Optimum Mastering, Bristol UK. Proudly distributed by Above Board distribution. 2018.

                                                              The blazing urgency of the opening title track, 'You Are Safe' suggests you are anything but. Although the reassurance of the quality of the music contained within is a relief to know. The trio of artists have created not only breathtaking moments but also a sense of necessity that this primal music is important for your well-being. Is it really you would ask yourself... Very much so, I say. If you are a dance head you have waited a number of months for that mandatory reshuffle that many LPs get today in order to appeal to even a wider audience. Yes, the dancefloor orientated affairs are all condensed here for your listening pleasure.

                                                              Experience the irresistible percussion fuelled rhythms and impassioned vocals of Guilt Trip or the melodic temptations of the R&B flavoured Bumper featuring Nomi Ruiz, or indeed the piano punctuated swansong that is Muyè. All of them revisited for your house and techy houseys heads out there. And man... the roster of big names are all here! Solomun, Gerd Janson, Dj Tennis (I love your name - but not as much as DJ Windows XP), the unforgiving Honey Dijon or Frankey & Sandrino to name a few.

                                                              Let's say that you are gigging around and you definetely did not filter and foldered your tracks properly. Well, then head straight for Dj Tennis - my fave remix. Hardish withouth being too rough, fast but not loco, and an infectious beat to leave you tots dry. Superb. Solomun perhaps had loads on his plate, hence the average result but hey... you have plenty of goodies to choose from on this excellent package. Enjoy!

                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                              Sil says: Mega pack of big names remixing an excellent album. Making it as dancefloor friendly as they come. In love with DJ Tennis who delivers a killer as no other on this comp. Gerd Janson is also a highlight.


                                                              French Disco auteur Dimitri From Paris' Le Edits imprint is back to bring you only the finest, most beautifully executed and lovingly reworked classics from the four corners of the discotheque dance-floor. Following on from the previous 3 highly sought after and collectible releases on the label, Dimitri has once again set the bar sky-high and pulled off yet another set of incredible versions, this time the legendary Ashford & Simpson are blessed with a little 'French chic' and their perennial feel good and uplifting classic 'Stay Free' gets the DFP treatment. Using only the finest materials available, sourced from multiple countries across the globe, as well as having access to the original master tapes, top shelf engineering and mastering.

                                                              'Stay Free' was the lead single from Ashford & Simpson's 1979 LP of the same name, a truly all-star album that included a who's who of Disco and Soul session luminaries within it's production credits including Jimmy Simpson, John Davis, Eric Gale, Ralph MacDonald and many more. This was the era of big major label Disco productions when there was huge budgets for the best studios, musicians and engineers. All of these factors teamed with the phenomenal song-writing and vocal performances of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson meant that 'Stay Free' would go gold on it's release and give the duo some of their most enduring songs including said title track and the anthemic gospel Disco classic 'Found a cure'. To have access and the permission to remix such classic records is a real honour, one that Dimitri does not take lightly, suffice to say then that the mixes you hold here in your hands are the very best, they've been put through the quality control channels, road-tested and listened to over and over before reaching you. A lifetime spent passionately in love with Disco and club culture has given Dimitri the correct perspective to present these future classic remixes to you and this is evident upon listening. Across 4 different versions we are treated to all of the wondrous elements that make up the Ashford & Simpson sound, the lush orchestration, the heavenly arrangements, mid-tempo, sultry grooves and of course, the absolutely top shelf vocal performances of what is surely, one of the greatest duos in the history of Disco and Soul music, steeped in wisdom, love and deepness it's no surprise that every single track here delivers - and then some.

                                                              Simply put, only the finest Disco reworks are released on Le Edits. Special versions of classics and rarer than rare tracks, all lovingly re-touched and mixed from the reels and master tapes each time, fully sanctioned and created in conjunction with the artists, rights holders and Above Board Distribution. 100% official and essential. This is no 'under the counter' operation, Le Edit is here to bring back some quality and class to the re-edit game by doing things, once and for all, properly and respectfully. No re-press guaranteed. Utilising the highest end tip-on heavy duty sleeves, and outer protective sleeves, pressed onto 100% virgin vinyl. These new mixes have been legitimately commissioned and will not be available digitally. This product cost 4 times as much to produce than your average Disco edit 12’’ because Le Edits believe in quality first and foremost. You really haven't heard these tracks like this before! A truly collectible and desirable item indeed.

                                                              Mint Condition - A reissue label focused on excavating the outer fringes of classic House and Techno. Unreleased mixes, classics and overlooked gems mined from the last 20+ of contemporary dance music are the order of the day. From Chicago, Detroit and New York to London and beyond, Mint Condition have got their expert digging hats on to bring you exclusive heat and those rarer than rare jams that have been on your wants list for years! Dig in....

                                                              Detroit bred / LA based producer Kenny Larkin has long been a force to be reckoned with, both in the studio and in the DJ booth. For over 2 decades this giant has supplied us with some of the deepest, most soul touching and verdant techno sounds the scene has ever presented. Larkin's music is always awash with human emotion, his machine tinged expressions hark back to the true sources of techno music where man always met machine and the soul was inherent. 'Serena X' always sounded like it had been beamed back to us, even in 1992 when she first appeared, bolstered by a classic remix from fellow Detroit techno auteur Carl Craig that saw C2 firmly innerzoning and adding in some trademark stellar chopped-up breaks to the mix. Both of these now classic and monumental tracks are included here, on this reissue, backed by the towering melodic workout that is 'Empirical Reality'. These tracks all stand tall today, a testament to the forward thinking style of Mr. Larkin. Remastered from his own source materials and with his full involvement, it's a pleasure to welcome 'Serena X' back into the ears and minds of today's listeners.

                                                              'Serena X' has been legitimately released with the full involvement of the rights holders and Atlantic Records and remastered by Bristol's Optimum Mastering from the original sources especially for this release. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at Mint Condition!

                                                              Dorisburg, Johanna Knutsson, Mathew Jonson, Sebastian Mullaert, Steevio

                                                              Live At Freerotation 2018


                                                              In the shadows of a soft-shell giant a group of seven astronauts. entered Space and Free Rotation. Guided by mr Holmes abstract improvisation took place in the purple heart; surrounded by fluffy sheep, and left us all in silence.

                                                              For the second release on their recently launched imprint, Circle Of Live is proud to present Live At Freerotation 2018. The follow-up to Loop For Today is comprised of select cuts from an improvised live performance on the main stage during this year's Freerotation festival. The artists took over the main stage with an unscripted, freeform live performance from open till close.

                                                              Offering a recorded first glimpse into the free-flowing experimental set-up currently touring top European venues, the EP is a collaborative soundscape with contributions from Dorisburg, Johanna Knutsson, Mathew Jonson, Sebastian Mullaert and Steevio. With no prior planning whatsoever aside from an agreed BPM, the recording presented on this unique release offers a snapshot into the imperfections and charm of truly improvised live performance - a refreshing notion in today’s overproduced musical climate. Conceptually, the EP can be understood as more of an open-ended argument in favour of spontaneity and collaboration
                                                              than a collection of tracks.

                                                              Envisioned and created by Sebastian Mullaert, Circle Of Live represents an organic process which aims to detach itself from the habitual routines of dance music, to allow the weird and wonderful elements of collaborative performance to truly come to life. Utilising Sebastian’s unique live set-up which can accommodate any number of participants at once, artists drop in and out and collaborate as much or as little as they like.

                                                              COL002 captures the best of Circle Of Live at Freerotation, an odyssey of sound, with rich textures providing a grounding for playful melodic and percussive improvisations. Gently rolling kick and bass patterns drift in and out, carrying the listener along, whilst analogue call and responses showcase the pure synergy of
                                                              the artistic interplay.

                                                              Humanoid

                                                              Stakker Humanoid

                                                                30 years ago in November 1988 Humanoid's "Stakker Humanoid" was the UKs No.1 song in the Dance charts - it would stay no.1 for 5 weeks also charting in the UK top 20 at No.17. It is now regarded as an Acid House classic anthem and hailed as the first real UK acid house track to break the UK top 20.

                                                                Humanoid music from 1988 was also used in Stakker Eurotechno - now housed in the museum of modern art (New York) and sighted as a major influence on early Aphex Twin music / Reflex. 

                                                                To celebrate, Humanoid (Brian Dougans FSOL) has reworked the original into a 2018 Breaks Monster with two equally killer tracks on the b-side.


                                                                Foxy

                                                                Mademoiselle / Tena's Song

                                                                  "Mademoiselle" is a rare groove club classic and a favourite amongst DJs! "Tena's Song" provides mid-tempo disco vibes and features a classic drum break. A Must have 45!

                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                  7" Info: Limited to 500 copies.

                                                                  Miami

                                                                  I Can See Through You

                                                                    "I Can See Through You" is a club classic in its own right. A massive rare groove dancer that gives you all the vibes and feels! "Chicken Yellow" is a heavy mid-tempo groover with a classic heavy drum break sample. A long awaited 45 release!

                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                    7" Info: Limited to 500 copies.

                                                                    Chicago Gangsters

                                                                    Gangster Boogie / Why Did You Do It

                                                                      “Gangster Boogie” is a club classic in its own right as well as being one of the most famous Hop Hop samples from back in the Days. It was the backing to the LL COOL J anthem “Mama said knock you out”. "Why Did You Do It" is a heavy downbeat funk track with great drum loops and a lot of groove. 

                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                      7" Info: Original 45 cut, limited to 500 copies.

                                                                      Henri Texier

                                                                      Amir

                                                                        Like his double bass, Henri Texier is a pillar, a landmark in jazz and music in general. After an early career at the end of the 1960s, along with American bebop giants such as Bud Powell, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon and Kenny Clarke, Henri Texier stands out for his originality at the forefront of world music well before the term. The proof is in his first two recordings made on the label ‘JMS’ - Amir (1975) and Varech (1977) reissued now to satisfy requests coming from the likes of Bonobo, Chinese Man, Be Svendsen and many others. Amir, Le Piroguier, Les "là-bas", l’Elephant, Quand le Blues s’en ira and many more of his songs are considered today to be true classics.

                                                                        Henri Texier

                                                                        Varech

                                                                          Like his double bass, Henri Texier is a pillar, a landmark in jazz and music in general. After an early career at the end of the 1960s, along with American bebop giants such as Bud Powell, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon and Kenny Clarke, Henri Texier stands out for his originality at the forefront of world music well before the term. The proof is in his first two recordings made on the label ‘JMS’ - Amir (1975) and Varech (1977) reissued now to satisfy requests coming from the likes of Bonobo, Chinese Man, Be Svendsen and many others. Amir, Le Piroguier, Les "là-bas", l’Elephant, Quand le Blues s’en ira and many more of his songs are considered today to be true classics.

                                                                          Vera

                                                                          Take Me To The Bridge / Jumpin' (Get Hot, Hit The Spot) (Reissue)


                                                                          The very first in a series of remastered classics and rarities from the Unidisc vaults sees Vera's anthemic and highly sought after 'Take Me To The Bridge' kick things off.
                                                                          Originally released in 1980 and featuring the vocal talents of Patricia Masi and the production sounds of Louis Toteda (Nightlife Unlimited) this soaring and sultry synth driven Disco jam has long been a favourite among DJ's and diggers searching for those more esoteric dance-floor grooves. Often sampled, edited and copied, the original truly cannot be beaten in any way. A total underground Disco classic!

                                                                          Vera was one of many Canadian studio projects that released on Unidisc during the late 70's and early 80's when the label home to numerous stars of the scene and many hit records. The group cut 2 LP's and released a handful of singles and EP's during their lifespan but the magic of 'Take Me To The Bridge' is what brings us here. Backed with 'Jumpin' (Get Hot, Hit The Spot)' - another piece of slick, synth and vocoder driven early 80's Disco, this record is a long time want for many and original copies can be tricky to track down, often costing quite a bit of money on the used market. Avoid the sharks and purchase this official repress.

                                                                          These are brand new reissues courtesy of the label and have been remastered and repressed using all of the original source material. Above Board distribution are proud to partner up with Unidisc to bring these classics back into the marketplace. Keep them peeled for more top quality represses incoming for 2019.

                                                                          Santiago Niño is an accomplished eclectic & conceptual electronic musician originally from Bogota Columbia, but based in Buenos Aires, with a deep discography of releases across a range of genres. The Techgnosis EP follows his debut Hermetics track ‘Collider’ as which impressed on it’s release on R&S founder’s RV Trax imprint in early 2018. Created in a low point following the sale of his professional studio, with the humble means of a laptop, mixer and set of basic monitors the realisation of this music reaffirmed Santiago’s self belief that his talent extended beyond his need for gear.

                                                                          This EP follows in the same footsteps as ‘Collider’; mesmeric, pulsing techno with a rich musicality. Equally important to Santiago is his love of the visual arts: "This project has a really important connection with the audiovisual work, which i want to keep up, because i love cinema, i love the audiovisual arts, the abstract, experimental and poetic side of it, and thats why i always want to give that cinematic feel to my music.
                                                                          Hand picked by Renaat Vandepapeliere to step up from the RV Trax series to a full R&S EP this is just the start for the Hermetics project.

                                                                          Nathan Micay

                                                                          Never Rhythm Game / Team Player

                                                                          Nathan Micay fell asleep in the schnee and awoke in the shvitz. Side A’s Never Rhythm Game is a bubbling cauldron of acid worms, almost seven steady minutes of liquid squelch and bleep riding on a rolling assortment of booming kicks and claps, all glued together by a droning string and soaring feedback modulation. Aimed for peak time, this big-room monster is built on a major chord that carries us to the perfect rave apex, and functions as a pivot from where DJs can steer into any subsequent direction. Side B’s Team Player is equally poignant, yet in contrast to its optimistic predecessor, here we join in a dark mechanical affair that summons influence from a distant sci-fi metropolis – sophisticated metallic rhythms that are not polished but scrubbed with steel wool, and lead by a seductive robot that chants degenerate dancing instructions. These two songs will oil your engine and grease your gears.

                                                                          Eighties Ladies

                                                                          Turned On To You / Ladies Of The Eighties

                                                                            Eighties Ladies comprise Denie Corbett, Marva Hicks, Susan Beaubian, Sylvia Striplin and Vivian Prince. They recorded one album with Uno Melodic Records, a label created and run by the legendary Roy Ayers at the height of his career. The group are best known for “Turned On To You”, one of the most iconic ‘rare groove’ tracks from the early 80s. It was sampled numerous time in the 90s, most notably by A Tribe Called Quest (“Buttter-Hip Hop Mix”), and more recently bu Nujabes featuring C.L. smooth (“Sky Is Falling”). This 7” is an exclusive edit of the 12” version, while the instrumental version of “Ladies of The Eighties” appears here on 7” for the first time.

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Still In A Dream - A Story Of Shoegaze 1988-1995

                                                                              “Shoegaze” was a term invented circa 1990 to describe a new breed on UK Indie guitar bands inspired by the likes of 4AD Records, My Bloody Valentine and US acts like Sonic Youth.

                                                                              Bands like Ride, Moose, Lush, Pale Saints and The Telescopes married dreamy, off-kilter melodies, skewed, heavily effects-laden guitar riffs and psychedelic production values.

                                                                              Although “Shoegaze” was initially a somewhat derogatory term to pigeonhole a clutch of new acts, the term quickly evolved to become an accepted genre of music which has influenced successive generations of bands, especially those outside of the UK.

                                                                              Housed in a lavish ‘book’ set, STILL IN A DREAM pays tribute to that seminal period with numerous classics, cult favourites, rarities and tracks new to CD.

                                                                              Across five discs, the evolution of the sound labelled as “Shoegaze” is charted from the bands who inspired it on Disc 1 to many of the US and other non-UK acts on Disc 5. Awash with rare memorabilia, 12,000 words of sleeve-notes from journalist Neil Taylor and band biographies, STILL IN A DREAM is the ultimate tribute to what was also called ‘The Scene That Celebrated Itself’!


                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                              Andy says: Perfectly titled, exhaustive document of all things Shoegaze, and related artists caught in it's orbit. I love this as this was a once-derided genre that just would not go away: modern dreampop and arty swathes of sound are all over the place these days, and no-one's laughing now! Beautiful.

                                                                              The Fall

                                                                              58 Golden Greats: 3CD Boxset

                                                                                The expanded 3-CD follow up to the iconic now out of print 50,000 Fall Fans Can’t be Wrong compilation, now features songs right up to the groups last album. Compiled and annotated by long time Fall aficionado Daryl Easlea from across all the labels the band has appeared on. The booklet designed by long time Fall designer Becky Stewart contains a track by track overview. Mastered by Andy Pearce from the best sources available. Formed in Manchester in 1976, Fall were a seminal English post-punk group. The group existed in some form from that point on, built around its founder and only constant member, the late, great Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group's music underwent stylistic changes over the years, but was always characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics. This compilation is ideal for anyone wanting to discover the weird and wonderful world of the Fall. "They are always different; they are always the same." 

                                                                                The Fernweh

                                                                                The Fernweh

                                                                                  Recorded in seclusion on the North Yorkshire coast and transporting listeners on musical journey. Three friends, Jamie Backhouse (guitars), Ned Crowther (vocals and guitar) and Oz Murphy (keys/saxophone) gathered to make the album they always knew they could make, based on a pure and profound love for a golden era for British and US folk rock. Wringing every last drop of their combined experience into a cup that overflows with melody, song craft and deeply evocative imagery of a quintessentially British era of ‘mainstream psychedelia’, they are joined by Maja Agnevik (vocals/flute) and Phil Murphy (drummer).

                                                                                  Melodies and stories inspired by distinctly British, coal-fired version of 60s/70s psychedelia. Layered vocal harmonies, gentle, steam-train percussion and strokes of piano, acoustic guitars and subtle string arrangements are a feature of this sublime and compelling debut. A return journey into Britain’s explosively creative, post-war period. Arriving back in 2018, the band uses such deeply evocative influences to deliver an irrepressible psych-pop-folk non-genre record.

                                                                                  Ohtis

                                                                                  Runnin

                                                                                    The brand new single from US band Ohtis, formed of Sam Swinson, Adam Pressley & Nate Hahn. ‘Runnin’ is the A side from the forthcoming 7” out on Full Time Hobby on 30th November 2018. The band, formed in Normal, Illinois, bring the vivid storytelling wit of Josh T. Pearson and the shufflin’ Americana of Wilco and Phosphorescent. The band have finished their new album which is due for release in Spring 2019.

                                                                                    Johnny Flynn And The Sussex Wit

                                                                                    Live At The Roundhouse

                                                                                      ‘Live At The Roundhouse’ is an electric performance of ten years’ worth of songs; recorded without overdubs, it pays homage to the past whilst pointing propitiously to the group’s future. The album also features a bonus studio cut; the much requested and never released 3-verse rendition of Johnny’s ‘Detectorists’ theme.

                                                                                      Live At The Roundhouse’ is 24 tracks long and pulled from a decade’s worth of music. Fans will hear renditions of songs from Johnny’s “Masterclass” (4/5 The Independent) debut album ‘A Larum’, sophomore ‘Been Listening’, an album “radical in its honesty” (8/10 Drowned in Sound), ‘Country Mile’, “an extremely clever and nuanced record” (Mojo) and his most recent effort, ‘Sillion’, which explored the idea of man’s endeavour to connect with the earth while separated from it; “Another exploratory and remarkably high-caliber LP” (AllMusic 4.5/5). The album also features a bonus studio cut; the much requested and never released 3-verse rendition of Johnny’s ‘Detectorists’ theme. Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit are without a doubt one of the most consistently exhilarating live bands around, inspiring an undying devotion among fans and peers who will cherish ‘Live At The Roundhouse’ for its gritty and impassioned renditions of now-classic songs. 


                                                                                      James Taylor Quartet

                                                                                      Soundtrack From Electric Black

                                                                                        ‘Soundtrack from Electric Black’ isthe culmination of over thirty years of holding onto a musical vision that has developed within Taylor since he was a small child growing up in 1970s Britain.

                                                                                        This vision began to find expression with the JTQ’s debut album ‘Mission Impossible’ and, since then, relentlessly gigging, recording, listening, studying and composing tunes with a view to raising the bar in the UK music scene.

                                                                                        Taking his inspiration from the truly great film composers such as Bernard Herrmann, Lalo Schifrin, Henry Mancini, Quincy Jones and John Barry, Taylor wanted to make exciting, cinematic orchestral music that, as he puts it, “grooves like a mother fucker” in a way that retains an identifiable UK vibe; punky, angry and hip.

                                                                                        Taylor had always lamented never being able to convince a record label to fully commit to making the record he wanted to make – or, more accurately, needed to make: “Labels would usually go halfway, give me some budget for a big horn section or a decent studio. But I guess, ultimately, they didn’t share my vision, so the record never got made - until now.”

                                                                                        Realising it takes a substantial musical education to create orchestral music, Taylor applied to study composition and orchestration at various music colleges but was rejected. As a result, to familiarise himself with how musical scores look and work, he joined a local church choir.

                                                                                        Taylor eventually gained the confidence to compose and score out his own Mass using a four part choir, which led to composing for string quartets and, finally, full orchestral scores.


                                                                                        Marco Beltrami

                                                                                        A Quiet Place - OST

                                                                                          A Quiet Place has been one of the breakout hits of 2018. This is only the second directorial feature for John Krasinski and it is an absolutely incredibly tense monster movie, that is as original as it is scary.

                                                                                          The score by Marco Beltrami is an absolute tour de force, it's basically another character in the film, it can be forceful and bludgeoning one minute and quiet and reflective the next. His players twist their instruments to generate tones and textures not usually associated with them, the layers of sound and percussion on display are incredible, the opening track 'It Hears You' reminds me of a classic Planet Of The Apes cue it's disquieting and slightly wonky but has an incredible hook that immediately lets you know you are in horror territory whereas say 'A Quiet Family' is a beautiful piano track that reminds you of the life the family lived before a world of monsters took over. Pianos are detuned, Electronics are layered over traditional instruments to create something truly unsettling.


                                                                                          Goblin

                                                                                          Profondo Rosso (Aka Deep Red) - OST

                                                                                            Next to SUSPIRIA, PROFONDO ROSSO has to be the jewel in the Goblin crown. Recorded in 1975, the score finds the band at the height of their creativity and features the incredible lineup of Simonetti, Morante, Pignatelli & Martino. Bass & drums are so tight on this record and provide the foundations for the entire score. Jazz, Prog and Rock signatures all fight for centre stage yet always manage to be precise, clear and perfectly executed. Synths and organs tinkle, wail and moan and more than provide the requisite chills and atmospherics. In addition, the album's prog wig-outs are legendary. It’s impossible to overstate the importance of this score, it really set the stage for prog-infused synth scores and has influenced a generation. We are super proud to not only be re-issuing the full original soundtrack as it originally appeared in 1975 (and pressed by the same original pressing plant!), but we also have an entire disc of alternate tracks and takes on vinyl for the first time ever, pulled from the Cinevox archives and compiled by Fabio Capuzzo! Once again the whole package is rounded out by absolutely jaw dropping artwork from Randy Ortiz.

                                                                                            Ben Lovett

                                                                                            Original Music From Netflix Film The Ritual

                                                                                              Death Waltz, in association with Lakeshore Records & Netflix, is proud to bring you the score to The Ritual. The Ritual is part of the new wave of folk horror films (The VVitch, into darkness as four friends travel to Sweden to go camping and pay tribute to a fallen friend.As they get deeper into the woods they discover strange symbols etched into trees, a gutted Elk and an empty cabin filled with Ritualistic artefacts. Someone (or something) is in the woods watching over their every move and a quiet creeping dread begins to descend on the party eventually giving way to an all out attack on the sense as the film races toward its inevitable climax.
                                                                                              Ben Lovett’s score (featuring woodwind, strings and the occasional synth) captures the mood of the forest perfectly, It is both tribal and haunting. The score runs a range of emotions; One minute it is reflective and relaxed the next sinister and terrifying. Absolutely essential stuff from one of the most exciting composer working today.


                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                              Coloured LP Info: Green vinyl, limited to 200 copies.

                                                                                              Qlowski

                                                                                              Pure As Fear

                                                                                                Play it by the rules, stay on the cusp, ride against the tide, collide only when you’re exactly on the verge of precipitating… is it your daily routine or just a dream? Smalltown kids always strike back and this time they are ready for the city, wide-eyed, weary and nervous. This is Qlowski’s second EP ‘Pure As Fear’, another part of their short but ever expanding journey, from the rural Italian province of Ravenna to the city of London, Uk.

                                                                                                Their first tape released in 2016 (in Bandcamp’s best of the year) already showcased an uncommon post-punk sensibility, propulsive rhythms, a modern spin on kiwi-pop and a weird combination of dark punk, noise rock and flower pop. Something is shifting now, there’s a low thump rumble, a certain restlessness you can’t always wrap your finger around that permeates their new batch of songs, noise is creeping in, circular bass patterns laying down a foundation for echoes and feedbacks that highlight the growth and anxiety in Michele and Cecilia’s gut-wrenching vocal delivery. These kids man, I tell ya, talk about a knack for writing pristine songs… Television Personalities, Hannett’s production style, The Clean, Killing Joke, Aussie Punk? I give up, I’m gonna start calling them concrete-punk, these 4 songs are all the evidence I need. Pure as fear.


                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                7" Info: Hand-stamped.

                                                                                                Magic Drum Orchestra

                                                                                                Original Nuttah Feat. Bunty (7" 01D Edit) / Dread Nourishment

                                                                                                  Magic Drum Orchestra’s limited edition double A-side 7” of “Original Nuttah feat. Bunty/Dread Nourishment” features a captivating rework of the ragga-jungle classic “Original Nuttah” alongside the dubinfused rhythms of “Dread Nourishment” and presents a glimpse into the genre-spanning array of influences on offer in this thrilling new project.

                                                                                                  Following a three year break, founding Magic Drum Orchestra member Glyn “Bigga” Bush is back with a fresh take on MDO’s infectious attention-grabbing beats. Built around the rule that every note had to come from a percussion instrument, Glyn explores the core instrumental components of the Magic Drum Orchestra in a studio setting. The result is an instinctive, beat-laden album inspired by hip hop, grime, GQOM and R&B production and traditional samba rhythms and styles.

                                                                                                  ”Original Nuttah feat. Bunty” is an irresistible, dance-filled percussive cover that’s bound for the same success as MDO’s memorable hits like “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and “Sunshine of your Love”. Glyn finds innovative ways to give new life to Shy FX & UK Apachi’s ragga jungle classic; the high pitched drone of the original is re-created on a singing bowl; the iconic bass-line is transferred to Brazilian bass-drums called “surdos” and the jungle breaks are reproduced on live drums. Bunty’s playful vocals lighten and feminise the rude boy anthem, injecting what Glyn calls: “new life and vibes into a classic of the genre”.

                                                                                                  Glyn’s back catalogue includes the notable house, dub and trip-hop band Rockers Hi-Fi who released albums on Island and Warner and gained a substantial following. More recently, following Rockers Hi-Fi’s success, Glyn began concentrating on his own productions, remixing tracks for the likes of Swayzak, Mark Rae, Fat Freddy’s DJ Fitchie; collaborating with Fela Kuti’s drummer, the great Tony Allen to create the 2008 album ‘13 Faces of Lightning Head’.

                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                  7" Info: Limited to 500 copies.

                                                                                                  Eumir Deodato / Os Catedraticos

                                                                                                  Ataque

                                                                                                    After moving from Rio de Janeiro to New York in the late 60’s, Deodato would work as a composer, arranger, producer and keyboardist on nearing 500 records, under his own name and with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, Frank Sinatra, Kool & The Gang, George Benson, Tom Jobim and Bjork, to name a just a few.

                                                                                                    But before that, a young Deodato had already cemented his status in Brazil as one of the country’s top musical minds. In the mid-sixties, when he wasn’t working with the likes of Roberto Menescal, Joao Donato, and Marcos Valle, Deodato recorded a string of albums with his lesser known instrumental samba jazz and bossa nova ensemble Os Catedraticos.

                                                                                                    A masterpiece of hip Brazilian swing, Ataque reflects the deeper, groovier side of that magical, hazy sound of sixties Rio, with monster samba grooves backing big brass arrangements and scorching organ solos. Amongst Deodato’s own tracks, there are compositions by Marcos & Paulo Sergio Valle, Baden Powell and Luiz Bonfa, arranged for a big horn section, which includes trombone player Edson Maciel, and given an extra dose of cool from the inimitable drums of Wilson Das Neves and Ruebens Bassini on percussion.

                                                                                                    One of Brazil’s most prolific artists, Eumir Deodato has racked up 16 platinum albums, won a Grammy (and been nominated for two more), and sold over 250 million records in the USA alone.

                                                                                                    NASIR is the fourth of five consecutive weekly albums produced by West, each with seven tracks: Pusha T’s Daytona, Kanye West’s ye, the Kids See Ghosts collaboration between Kanye and Kid Cudi, Nas’ NASIR, and next week’s finale from Teyana Taylor.

                                                                                                    Nas (Nasir Jones) first reached an international audience when his track “Halftime” was tapped by producer MC Serch as the opening cut on 1992’s Zebrahead movie soundtrack. Signed to Columbia Records, the first full-length album by poet and rhyme-master Nas arrived in 1994, Illmatic. The RIAA platinum hip-hop landmark featured “It Ain’t Hard To Tell,” “The World Is Yours,” and “One.” 1996 brought the breakthrough double-platinum It Was Written (#1 R&B for 7 weeks, #1 pop for 4 weeks), with his first major crossover singles “Sweet Dreams” and “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That).” Success continued with the double-platinum I Am in 1999 (again #1 pop and #1 R&B), with the chart singles “Nas Is Like,” “Hate Me Now” (featuring Puff Daddy), and “You Won’t See Me Tonight” (featuring Aaliyah).

                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                    LP Info: Black heavyweight vinyl, gatefold sleeve, white inner sleeve, 8 page 12” booklet.

                                                                                                    Deer Tick

                                                                                                    Mayonnaise

                                                                                                      Mayonnaise is a compilation album and companion piece to Vol. 1 & Vol. 2. On Mayonnaise, you will find alternate versions of songs from Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 that we feel have their own merit and we wanted to share them with our fans. To add to this collection, we decided to record some of the cover songs that Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 inspired us to play along the Twice Is Nice Tour. We had such a good time playing these covers live that it felt appropriate to document them here. And, last, if we are going into the studio, why not write a few new songs, record them, give the fans something new and round this whole album out? So, here you go, this is Mayonnaise. 

                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                      Ltd LP Info: Comes with a bonus 7".

                                                                                                      Green River

                                                                                                      Rehab Doll

                                                                                                        The story of Seattle's rise to global rock supremacy in the late '80s and early '90s begins with Green River. Made up of Jeff Ament (bass), Mark Arm (guitar/vocals), Bruce Fairweather (guitar), Stone Gossard (guitar), and Alex Shumway (drums), the quintet put out three 12”s and a 7” single during its brief existence. Green River's influence on Seattle's music scene spread far and wide thanks to the members' dispersion into bands including Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, and Love Battery, as well as the punk-glam-sludge-rock songs they left behind.  "By '83, '84, there was definitely a movement that was happening within hardcore, like Black Flag slowing down for My War," says Arm. "The Replacements and Butthole Surfers were rearing their heads, and they're very different bands, but they're not hardcore—the Replacements are pretty much straight-up rock, and Butthole Surfers were God knows what. Sonic Youth's Bad Moon Rising was around, and a lot of really interesting post-hardcore things were happening."

                                                                                                        Green River, which formed in 1984, was part of that evolution, with a sound that straddled a lot of different genres—blues, punk, bloozy straight-ahead rock. The mini-LP Dry As A Bone, which came out in 1987, and the band's lone full-length Rehab Doll, which came out in 1988, were released as a single CD with a few bonus cuts, including their sneering cover of David Bowie's "Queen Bitch" and their marauding version of Dead Boys' "Ain't Nothin' to Do," in 1990—but they've been unavailable on vinyl for years. Now, these slices of Seattle music history are not only back in print, they're accompanied by items from the vaults that had been forgotten about for decades.  Dry As A Bone was recorded at Jack Endino's Reciprocal Recording in 1986, and it shows the band in furious form, with Arm's yowl battling Fairweather and Gossard's ferocious guitar playing on "This Town" and "Unwind" opening as a slow bluesy grind then jump-starting itself into a hyperactive chase. The deluxe edition includes Green River's cuts from the crucial Seattle-scene compilation Deep Six, as well as long-lost songs that were recorded to the now-archaic format Betamax.Rehab Doll, recorded largely at Seattle's Steve Lawson Studios., bridges the gap between the taut, punky energy of Dry As a Bone and the bigger drums and thicker riffs that were coming to dominate rock in the late '80s. This new edition of Rehab Doll includes a version of “Swallow My Pride” recorded to 8-track at Endino's Reciprocal Recording, which features a more accurate depiction of how the band sounded when they played live. "When I listen to these mixes, I think, 'This is how we actually sounded—this is the kind of energy we had,'" says Shumway.

                                                                                                        Green River's place in American music history is without question, but these recordings paint a more complete picture of the band—and of rock in the mid- to late-'80s, when punk's faster-and-louder ideals had begun shape-shifting into other ideas. 


                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                        Coloured LP Info: Loser edition.

                                                                                                        Green River

                                                                                                        Dry As A Bone

                                                                                                          The story of Seattle's rise to global rock supremacy in the late '80s and early '90s begins with Green River. Made up of Jeff Ament (bass), Mark Arm (guitar/vocals), Bruce Fairweather (guitar), Stone Gossard (guitar), and Alex Shumway (drums), the quintet put out three 12”s and a 7” single during its brief existence. Green River's influence on Seattle's music scene spread far and wide thanks to the members' dispersion into bands including Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, and Love Battery, as well as the punk-glam-sludge-rock songs they left behind.  "By '83, '84, there was definitely a movement that was happening within hardcore, like Black Flag slowing down for My War," says Arm. "The Replacements and Butthole Surfers were rearing their heads, and they're very different bands, but they're not hardcore—the Replacements are pretty much straight-up rock, and Butthole Surfers were God knows what. Sonic Youth's Bad Moon Rising was around, and a lot of really interesting post-hardcore things were happening."

                                                                                                          Green River, which formed in 1984, was part of that evolution, with a sound that straddled a lot of different genres—blues, punk, bloozy straight-ahead rock. The mini-LP Dry As A Bone, which came out in 1987, and the band's lone full-length Rehab Doll, which came out in 1988, were released as a single CD with a few bonus cuts, including their sneering cover of David Bowie's "Queen Bitch" and their marauding version of Dead Boys' "Ain't Nothin' to Do," in 1990—but they've been unavailable on vinyl for years. Now, these slices of Seattle music history are not only back in print, they're accompanied by items from the vaults that had been forgotten about for decades.  Dry As A Bone was recorded at Jack Endino's Reciprocal Recording in 1986, and it shows the band in furious form, with Arm's yowl battling Fairweather and Gossard's ferocious guitar playing on "This Town" and "Unwind" opening as a slow bluesy grind then jump-starting itself into a hyperactive chase. The deluxe edition includes Green River's cuts from the crucial Seattle-scene compilation Deep Six, as well as long-lost songs that were recorded to the now-archaic format Betamax.Rehab Doll, recorded largely at Seattle's Steve Lawson Studios., bridges the gap between the taut, punky energy of Dry As a Bone and the bigger drums and thicker riffs that were coming to dominate rock in the late '80s. This new edition of Rehab Doll includes a version of “Swallow My Pride” recorded to 8-track at Endino's Reciprocal Recording, which features a more accurate depiction of how the band sounded when they played live. "When I listen to these mixes, I think, 'This is how we actually sounded—this is the kind of energy we had,'" says Shumway.

                                                                                                          Green River's place in American music history is without question, but these recordings paint a more complete picture of the band—and of rock in the mid- to late-'80s, when punk's faster-and-louder ideals had begun shape-shifting into other ideas. 


                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                          Coloured LP Info: Loser edition.

                                                                                                          Methyl Ethel

                                                                                                          Triage

                                                                                                            The musical project of Jake Webb, Methyl Ethel, has always been a surrealist outfit - a dark and obscured expression of life set to the backdrop of dream pop hooks. But Triage is a more reflective album than their previous two – featuring singles ‘Scream Whole’ and ‘Real Tight’, it explores the notion of coming of age, only to reference it for the snapshots and passing memories that it has become.



                                                                                                            Piroshka

                                                                                                            Brickbat

                                                                                                              “From the crushed and pulverised skulls of our conquered enemies rises the promise of a new dawn,” Miki Berenyi grins. “OK, no, maybe keep it simple. Clean slate, fresh start - it's all about the music."

                                                                                                              From four individual parts, with distinct musical pasts but also overlapping histories, a new unified chapter begins with Piroshka and the quartet’s thrilling debut album Brickbat.

                                                                                                              The album is named after the word for a missile, which nails the record’s heavyweight lyrics if not the music’s gorgeous, bittersweet and euphoric pop. Think of Brickbat as a wolf in sheep’s clothing – which suits the name Piroshka, the Hungarian take on the wolf-terrorised fairytale hero Little Red Riding Hood - a subtle nod, too, to a certain red hairdo that stood out in the 1990s Brit-guitar-pop scene….

                                                                                                              The four band members are former Lush vocalist/guitarist (and former redhead) Miki Berenyi, former Moose guitarist KJ "Moose" McKillop, Modern English bassist Mick Conroy and former Elastica drummer Justin Welch. The connections between them are a veritably tangled family tree. Before they lived together and raised a family, Miki and Moose were notable figures on the so-called shoegaze scene, while Elastica were Britpop peers. After post-punk pioneers Modern English split for a second time, Mick became a latterday member of Moose, while Justin joined the reformed Lush in 2015. And when Lush required a bassist for what proved to be their final show (in Manchester) in November 2016, Mick stepped in.

                                                                                                              It was the rehearsals for that Manchester show that laid the foundations for Piroshka. “We sounded great!” says Justin. “Like a proper punk band. Mick brings a huge amount of enthusiasm and livens up the room, and I thought, this is the kind of band I want to be in again.” Mick agreed. “I’d seen Lush so many times, it was like playing with old friends. Miki agreed it was good fun too. And with Moose available, we thought, let’s all have a bash, see what happens.”

                                                                                                              Though Brickbat kicks off with a squeal of feedback, the album is far from a proper punk record, with as much sublime delicacy as physical force, with guitars to the fore but also electronic flourishes in all manner of spaces. Combined, they drive the nuggety melodic bombs long associated with Miki’s songwriting. But it wasn’t a foregone conclusion that she would want to join a new band. In the wake of Lush drummer Chris Acland’s unexpected suicide in 1997, his shocked and grieving bandmates felt unable to continue. Miki, in particular, “had to get completely away from music. The gate just shut for me.”

                                                                                                              As a parent with a full-time job, it took Miki until 2015 to agree to reunite Lush, with Chris’ good friend Justin on drums. But it wasn’t to be a permanent arrangement. “After the Manchester show, Justin asked if I’d be up for something else,” Miki recalls. “But I’d never made music outside of Lush, and I’ve never wanted to do anything solo. I have trouble with self-belief, I need someone else to motivate me, and in this case, it was Justin. He sent drum tracks with guitar parts and odd words, so I wrote some vocals and lyrics, which became ‘This Must Be Bedlam’ and ‘Never Enough’. When Mick added bass, it sounded great. When Moose added guitar and keyboards – I’d never written like that before, it was such good fun. I’d always written on my own in Lush.”

                                                                                                              Justin: “The first piece of music I sent Miki sounded like Can, with the odd word, like ‘protest’ and ‘bedlam’. It was a time in the world when everything felt wrong to me.”

                                                                                                              Mick: “We didn’t want Piroshka to sound anything like any of our old bands. When Miki sings, you can’t get away from Lush, but for me, we sound like four people exploring and having fun, knuckling ideas into shape, trying to make them sound new and different.”

                                                                                                              In any case, the blunt, forceful lyrics are many miles from Lush, tapping the current fear and loathing at the heart of society and politics, sometimes viewed through the heightened, anxious prism of parenthood, brutally honest at every turn. Take ‘Village Of The Damned’, the words penned by Moose (alongside ‘Hated By The Powers…’ and ‘Everlastingly Yours’). “It’s about school shootings,” he frowns, “and our reaction to almost being unable to take our eyes off twenty-four-hour news and internet feeds. You’re depressed and appalled by what you see.”

                                                                                                              ‘Heartbeats’ is Miki’s parent-related lyric, “the idea of closeness with your baby, and then as they grow, you have to let them go off into the world.” And what a world awaits them. Both ‘What’s Next’ and ‘This Must Be Bedlam’ were inspired by the mess of Brexit (“the idea of unity versus disunity” says Miki), ‘Never Enough’ rails against greed and inequality and ‘Hated By The Powers That Be’ was inspired by a button badge that Moose found with the slogan Hated By The Daily Mail. “It feels good to be that kind of person,” he declares. “To know we are not alone in being appalled with what’s going on.”

                                                                                                              Miki: “Given what’s happening, it feels weird at this time to not write about how scary things are, and self-indulgent to have come out with anything else. It’s tricky, though, because any kind of protest lyric can easily be preachy and clichéd, while writing about parenthood can sound smug or mawkish. There’s a lot of complexity in each subject. The context is more personal than just ‘The world is shit and you have to do something about it’.”

                                                                                                              Bella Union skipper Simon Raymonde had been one of the first to hear the demos; he instantly signed the band, further entangling the Piroshka family tree - his former bandmate Robin Guthrie (of Cocteau Twins) produced Lush’s debut album, while Raymonde’s current bandmate Richie Thomas (in Lost Horizons) was also a former member of Moose. Raymonde subsequently introduced Piroshka to Paul Gregory of Bella Union labelmates Lanterns On The Lake, who mixed Brickbat (except ‘What’s Next’, mixed by Alan Moulder) and to Fiona Brice (another Bella Union alumni), who wrote Brickbat’s strings arrangements, with Terry Edwards (ex-Higsons, current Blockhead), who played on Lush’s debut album, on brass.

                                                                                                              Together, from feedbacking intro to the beautifully fuggy dream that is the album finale ‘She’s Unreal’, Piroshka and Brickbat are a wonderful and, frankly, unexpected union of proven talent.


                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                              LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                              Shame thrives on confrontation. Whether it be the seething intensity crackling throughout debut LP Songs of Praise or the adrenaline-pumping chaos that unfolds at Shame’s shows, it’s all fueled by feeling. NPR’s Bob Boilen noted, “Of the 70 bands I saw at this year’s SXSW, the band Shame seemed to mean what they played more than any other.”

                                                                                                              Comprised of vocalist Charlie Steen, guitarists Sean Coyle-Smith and Eddie Green, bassist John Finerty, and drummer Charlie Forbes, the London-based five-piece began as school boys. From the outset, Shame built the band up from a foundation of DIY ethos while citing The Fall and Wire among its biggest musical influences.

                                                                                                              Utilizing both the grit and sincerity of that musical background, Shame carved out a niche in the South London music scene and then barreled fearlessly into the angular, thrashing post-punk that would go on to make up Songs of Praise, their Dead Oceans debut. From “Gold Hole,” a tongue-in-cheek takedown of rock narcissism, to lead single “Concrete” detailing the overwhelming moment of realizing a relationship is doomed, to the frustrated “Tasteless” taking aim at the monotony of people droning through their day-to-day, Songs of Praise never pauses to catch its breath.

                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                              Barry says: Brilliantly smooth but uncompromisingly melodic, shame intertwine the spirit of 80's hardcore with the precision playing and intricate structural flux of today's more dynamic musical frontrunners. Brilliant stuff.

                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                              Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive sky blue vinyl.

                                                                                                              Picture Disc Info: Originally pressed for Japan, a (very limited) number of picture discs are now available in the UK. This will not be pressed again - get em while they’re hot!

                                                                                                              Julia Jacklin

                                                                                                              Crushing

                                                                                                                The second full-length album from Julia Jacklin, Crushing embodies every possible meaning of its title word. It’s an album formed from sheer intensity of feeling, an in-the-moment narrative of heartbreak and infatuation. And with her storytelling centered on bodies and crossed boundaries and smothering closeness, Crushing reveals how our physical experience of the world shapes and sometimes distorts our inner lives. The follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2016 debut Don’t Let the Kids Win, Crushing finds Jacklin continually acknowledging what’s expected of her, then gracefully rejecting those expectations. As a result, the album invites self-examination and a possible shift in the listener’s way of getting around the world—an effect that has everything to do with Jacklin’s openness about her own experience.

                                                                                                                Discussing the record, Jacklin offered the following;

                                                                                                                I really like this album, I worked hard on it and I really like listening to it. That's not usually how I feel after making something. I've finally come to accept that right now for me, making records is about capturing a time; who I am at that time, what I need to say in the best way I can say it, with minimal studio frills to cover it up. So I'm really happy to announce this one and ready for whatever things get thrown my way because of it. The cover was hard to figure out, seemed like I couldn't think of what kind of image would represent the music in the right way. Hard deadlines always make me more creative surprisingly. I was on tour in the states with my best bud Nick Mckk who takes a lot of my photos, he took my first album cover. We pulled off the highway in Pennsylvania and found a town called Krumsville. There was an antique store with a very friendly owner who let us run free inside. I got the jumper made the day before in NYC, same day I decided on the album name. I think it works.

                                                                                                                Produced by Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Liam Finn) and recorded at The Grove Studios, Crushing sets Jacklin’s understated defiance against a raw yet luminous sonic backdrop. “In all the songs, you can hear every sound from every instrument; you can hear my throat and hear me breathing,” she says. “It was really important to me that you can hear everything for the whole record, without any studio tricks getting in the way.”

                                                                                                                On the album-opening lead single “Body” - released last month - Jacklin proves the power of that approach, turning out a mesmerizing vocal performance even as she slips into the slightest murmur. A starkly composed portrait of a breakup, the song bears an often-bracing intimacy, a sense that you’re right in the room with Jacklin as she lays her heart out. And as “Body” wanders and drifts, Jacklin establishes Crushing as an album that exists entirely on its own time, a work that’s willfully unhurried.

                                                                                                                And whilst a moving and complex listen, Crushing unfolds with an ease that echoes Jacklin’s newfound self-reliance as an artist. “With the first album I was so nervous and didn’t quite see myself as a musician yet, but after touring for two years, I’ve come to feel like I deserve to be in that space,” she says. Throughout Crushing, that sense of confidence manifests in one of the most essential elements of the album: the captivating strength of Jacklin’s lyrics. Not only proof of her ingenuity and artistic generosity, Jacklin’s uncompromising specificity and infinitely unpredictable turns of phrase ultimately spring from a certain self-possession in the songwriting process.


                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                Coloured LP Info: Limited edition green vinyl.

                                                                                                                Cherry Glazerr

                                                                                                                Stuffed & Ready

                                                                                                                  After releasing 2016’s critically acclaimed Apocalipstick, Cherry Glazerr spent the next 18 months touring the world on their own steam. Between DIY All Ages venues, rock clubs, large festival stages, and massive theaters with some of the world’s best and most beloved bands (The Pixies, Flaming Lips, Slowdive, and The Breeders, among others), the band has really only stopped to work on their follow up, Stuffed & Ready. While furiously building the band’s sound and ideas, front person Clem Creevy enlisted Carlos de La Garza to be the band’s studio co-collaborator as they evolved the songs and refined the recordings.

                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                  Coloured LP Info: Limited edition red vinyl.

                                                                                                                  Malihini

                                                                                                                  Hopefully, Again

                                                                                                                    Malihini may mean ‘newcomers’ in Hawaiian, but Rome-based duo Giampaolo Speziale and Federica Caiozzo deal exclusively in the music of lived experience and time-honed emotional intelligence, their disarming musical universe never less than distinctive, yet resonating with a confessional, modern European pop sophistication of a kind elsewhere purveyed by the likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jose Gonzalez and Our Broken Garden. Listening to the ten co-written songs that grace Malihini’s exquisite debut album, Hopefully, Again, can sometimes feel like eavesdropping on a couple’s intimate emotional dialogues, such is the ingenuous honesty of the duo’s writing. Yet combined with their minimal, yet opulently textured arrangements (“classic song writing matched with pared-down electronics”, according to Clash), crammed with subtle melodic hooks and an embarrassment of earworm choruses, they transform the personal into the universal with a delightfully unforced eloquence. The bulk of the writing for Hopefully, Again took place during an extended retreat on the Aeolian island of Vulcano, off the coast of Sicily. Images and atmospheres of the sea and ‘blueness’ duly permeate the album’s leanly arranged songs. Swapping these idyllic environs for Mid Wales, specifically the remote Giant Wafer studio in Powys (“it was just us and a few sheep and chickens”, recalls Speziale), the album was recorded quickly, with the duo playing most of the instruments live, abetted once again by producer Richard Formby and long-term drumming amico Alberto Paone.

                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                    Coloured LP Info: Limited edition indies exclusive orange vinyl.

                                                                                                                    Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                    LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                    Brownswood Bubblers Thirteen - Compiled By Gilles Peterson

                                                                                                                      Compiled by DJ, record collector and label boss Gilles Peterson, the tastemaking Brownswood Bubblers series returns.

                                                                                                                      The latest outing for Brownswood Bubblers follows in typically eclectic fashion, showcasing a treasure trove of fresh talent whose music spans boogie-dripped soul, UK hip-hop and Afrobeat. As ever, it’s artists who float in the orbit of Peterson and his Brownswood label, featuring the likes of Emma-Jean Thackray, Sonnymoon and Oscar #Worldpeace. A must-buy for anyone in search of an easy primer on some of the most exciting new names to emerge in the last year.

                                                                                                                      Debuting in 2006, along with the founding of the Brownswood label itself, the roll-call of artists who’ve appeared on Brownswood Bubblers speaks for itself. It boasts alumni like Flying Lotus, The Invisible, Hiatus Kaiyote, Dam-Funk and Floating Points. A platform for underground music’s rising stars, each edition is a time capsule of that year’s most exciting musical discoveries.

                                                                                                                      Brownswood Recordings is the independent record label founded by DJ, record collector and broadcaster Gilles Peterson. Started in 2006, it’s a platform for new artists and music creatives, as well as an outlet for established acts to do something different. Restless and open-minded, the label has championed independent, eclectic music from the UK and beyond.


                                                                                                                      Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers

                                                                                                                      Bought To Rot

                                                                                                                        14 tracks spanning Laura Jane Grace's fractured relationship with her adopted hometown of Chicago, true friendship, complicated romance, and reconciling everything in the end, Bought to Rot stands as the most musically diverse collection of songs Grace has written to date.

                                                                                                                        Inspired in large part by Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever, the first album Grace ever owned, Bought to Rot finds her at the same age Petty was when he created his solo debut masterpiece. In light of his recent passing, Grace was motivated to pay homage to one of her lifelong heroes.

                                                                                                                        Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers are Laura Jane Grace, Atom Willard, and Marc Jacob Hudson. Grace is a musician, author, and activist best known as the founder, lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Against Me!. Willard, also of Against Me!, is a drummer who has played in iconic punk bands such as Rocket from the Crypt, Social Distortion, and The Offspring. Devouring Mothers bassist Hudson is a recordist and mixer at Rancho Recordo, a recording studio and creative space in the woods of Michigan, and the sound engineer for Against Me

                                                                                                                        These New Puritans

                                                                                                                        Into The Fire (Ltd Edition Flame Coloured 7”)

                                                                                                                          LIMITED TO 250 COPIES FOR RETAIL.

                                                                                                                          These New Puritans, the great heretics of British music, return with Into The Fire, their first new studio recording since 2013’s critically acclaimed album Field of Reeds. Into The Fire, featuring Current 93’s David Tibet, is available via Infectious Music from all digital retailers and a 7-inch coloured vinyl is now available for pre-order, backed with a remix by These New Puritans as Mick The Asbestos. The Into The Fire artwork is a collaboration between George Barnett and the award winning photographer and director Harley Weir.

                                                                                                                          Homeshake

                                                                                                                          Helium

                                                                                                                            When you walk alone, you’re never lost. At least, that’s the operating principle behind Homeshake, the recording project of Peter Sagar. Over his first three albums, Sagar followed his own idiosyncratic vision, a journey that’s taken him from sturdy guitar-based indie-pop to, on 2017’s Fresh Air, a blearyeyed take on lo-fi R&B. Now, with Helium, Sagar is putting down roots in aesthetic territory all his own. Landscape that he once viewed from a distance now forms the bedrock of his sound, and from here, he looks back out at the world as if through a light fog, composing songs that feel grounded and intimate, even as they explore a dispersed feeling of isolation.

                                                                                                                            It’s a feeling that comes through not only in the gauziness of the production, but also in the vulnerability of the songs themselves. Sagar began writing Helium shortly after completing Fresh Air, and in the middle of what he calls a “binge” reading of Haruki Murakami. It’s not hard to picture the narrator of these songs as a distinctly Murakamian character: He moves through time by himself, bemused by and insulated from a world he doesn’t quite seem to have been made for. Everyone Sagar encounters here — including himself — seems to be a step removed from present reality, whether by technology (“Anything At All”), solitude (“Just Like My”), or sweet fantasy (“Like Mariah”). The record is stitched together by a series of instrumental interludes, synthesizer explorations whose haziness adds to the suspicion that this is all an uncanny dream.

                                                                                                                            Which isn’t to say that Sagar is unmoored in his own world. In fact, much of Helium is the result of what he calls “a much clearer mental state” than the one he’d experienced shortly following Fresh Air’s completion. “I had a better idea of the sound that was working for this record and what it was turning into as I was writing the songs,” he says. That’s owing in part to the album’s genesis. Where his previous three records were recorded directly to one-inch tape in a local studio, Helium was recorded and mixed by Sagar alone in his apartment in Montreal’s Little Italy neighborhood between April and June of this year. Freed of the rigid editing process he’d endured before, he was able to lose himself in pursuit of tone and texture. “I didn’t have to book time, compete for good hours, wait on availability. I did a lot of it at home in the middle of the night,” he says. “It made me get more obsessive about details.”

                                                                                                                            A budding interest in ambient and experimental music — particularly Visible Cloaks, DJs Paypal and Rashad, and Jlin — pushed him to tinker with the micro-sounds that surround the songs here. It’s a process he found creatively invigorating; even the tinkling boom-bap of Young Thug informs “All Night Long.” It’s a far cry from the chorus-laden guitars of his earlier work. “Ever since I started introducing synthesizers into my music, I’ve gotten more interested in texture,” he says. “I’d hit a creative dead end [with guitars], so synths took over.” The warm chords of a Roland Juno 60 form the album’s base, and gave him a clean palette with which to work. “No tape hiss, no humming power outlets and shitty mixing boards,” as he puts it. “Everything just came out nice and pure.”

                                                                                                                            Still, for all the growth it demonstrates, Helium is at its core a singer-songwriter’s record made by someone who doesn’t feel beholden to any particular set of sounds, textures, or instruments to get his point across. In that sense, it feels closer to the bone, at once assured of its vision and remarkably vulnerable. It’s perhaps our purest view yet of Homeshake’s home country.

                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                            Dinked Edition LP Info: Limited to just 300 copies worldwide.
                                                                                                                            Hand numbered.
                                                                                                                            Exclusive "Fruit Punch" colour vinyl.
                                                                                                                            Includes exclusive art print.

                                                                                                                            Coloured LP Info: Indie Edition is pressed on Light Blue vinyl.

                                                                                                                            Maayan Nidam

                                                                                                                            Sea Of Three

                                                                                                                              Welcome to Maayan Nidam's realm of Tech Blues Noir.

                                                                                                                              Get ready and prepared for a very exclusive visit: Maayan Nidam welcomes you to the inauguration of a place that feels exactly like you want it to be, in every moment, with every movement, it just adapts to your preferences. Her sonic realm is an elastic and exotic wonderland, full of cozy challenges for feverish dancers, acrobat time travellers, shady lounges and lovers of small, clandestine gestures. It is a realm with many different angles and a wide perspective that opens the zone so one can marvel at its arcane resonance.

                                                                                                                              Lost in space and time, sounds from far away come together before your very inner eye to caress each other like they have never met before but ever belonged together. They form up to tonal episodes that tell stories of sublime darkness, sneaky affection, mystery and magic, dream destinations, and the wisdom of sound. They provoke the awakening of a drama that takes twists and turns to express all facets of sweetness and danger. Falling into a void of pleasure, the mindset feels soft and warm and thick like a forgotten layer of your favourite, padded memory. Time to feel comfortable and alert.


                                                                                                                              Teenage Fanclub

                                                                                                                              Man-Made

                                                                                                                                Teenage Fanclub reissue two more of their classic albums on vinyl – Man Made and Shadows. Both packaged in faithful re-productions of the original vinyl artwork and available on heavyweight 180g single vinyl.

                                                                                                                                The band have also selected rarities, favourites and tracks previously unavailable on vinyl to include on a 7” with each album. These 7” singles each feature two tracks and are only available with the initial pressing of each album. 

                                                                                                                                Bruno Spoerri

                                                                                                                                Rare & Unreleased 1971-1998

                                                                                                                                  WRWTFWW Records is very delighted to announce the release of Rare & Unreleased 1971-1998, a collection of never-heard and hard-to-find works by Swiss music pioneer and synth super wizard Bruno Spoerri. The album is sourced from original masters and available on a vinyl LP cut at Emil Berliner Studios (formerly the in-house recording department of Deutsche Grammophon), housed in a 350g sleeve with a superb artwork by Nicolas Eigenheer, and packed with track-by-track liner notes by Mr. Spoerri.

                                                                                                                                  Rare & Unreleased 1971-1998 gives a fascinating glimpse into Bruno Spoerri’s incredibly inventive repertoire, collecting tracks from projects as diverse as commissioned music for trade fairs, the Swiss railroads, or the union of Swiss cheese makers(!), soundtracks for TV shows about ecology, live synth improvisations at Montreux Jazz Festival, and sound installations for art exhibitions. Always the adventurer, Spoerri records a pneumatic drill for the irresistible electronic bossa of "Konzert für SIG-Pressluftwerkzeuge", mixes train sounds and the EMS Synthi-100 for the joyful lo-fi funk of "Rollin’", lets overheating synthesizers take a life of their own to create the sci-fi ambient of "Waves of Montreux", and works with bees, pigs and various birds for the environmental music bliss of "Rhythm’n bees" and "Birds of Cochin". Synthzerland rejoice, it’s time for another captivating journey of sound exploration on Planet Spoerri!

                                                                                                                                  Bruno Spoerri celebrated his 83th birthday in August this year. He is still experimenting, recording, customizing audio gear, improvising on stage and in the studio, collaborating (Julian Sartorius, Franz Treichler of Young Gods, Marco Repetto of Grauzone, Roger Girod…), inventing new sounds and finding new creative outlets. His immense, innovative, and award-filled career started in the 1950s and covers jazz, electronic music, film and tv work, early techno, ambient, and everything in between. Mr. Spoerri has influenced an entire generation of producers and musicians, including Jay-Z who sampled his song "On My Way" (without permission) for "Versus" on Magna Carta…Holy Grail (an agreement was later arranged).

                                                                                                                                  This is WRWTFWW’s third collaboration with Bruno Spoerri, after the reissue of seminal albums Voice of Taurus (1978) and The Sound of the UFOs (1978).


                                                                                                                                  Drexciya

                                                                                                                                  Neptune's Lair

                                                                                                                                    Despite the levels of intense secrecy that has always surrounded Drexciya, the status of their legendary output as representing the most authentic dance-floor orientated Electro and embryonic Detroit Techno remains clear.

                                                                                                                                    The two central items in Drexicya’s oeuvre – “Neptune’s Lair” and “Harnessed the Storm” – were released on Tresor between 1999 and 2002 and represent the absolute highpoint of their self-made universe of electro-science.

                                                                                                                                    Masterpieces of originality and invention, the legacy created by these two albums cannot be overstated.

                                                                                                                                    In 2014, Tresor Records is proud to present represses of both albums in CD and 2LP formats. 


                                                                                                                                    Teenage Fanclub

                                                                                                                                    Shadows

                                                                                                                                      Teenage Fanclub reissue two more of their classic albums on vinyl – Man Made and Shadows. Both packaged in faithful re-productions of the original vinyl artwork and available on heavyweight 180g single vinyl. 

                                                                                                                                      The band have also selected rarities, favourites and tracks previously unavailable on vinyl to include on a 7” with each album. These 7” singles each feature two tracks and are only available with the initial pressing of each album. 

                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                      Ltd LP Info: LP & bonus 7".


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