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Anxious Trend / In Glass

    The unrelenting Age of Anxiety that surrounds us all on both a personal and political level influenced the newest Nots 7” “Anxious Trend / In Glass”. It’s a rhythmic mess punctuated by lyrics dealing with turmoil and shock as the new normal. Both songs were recorded with Andrew Mccalla straight to tape in a top secret Memphis haunt late July 2017.

    Ty Segall

    Mr. Face

      Repress!!!!

      Famous Class is proud to announce the brand new TY SEGALL: Mr. Face EP!!! Not only is this gatefold double 7” EP packed with 4 killer jams, it doubles as a playable pair of 3D glasses! Pressed on translucent red + blue coloured vinyl you just look through the records to activate the supercharged 3D artwork. Get weird with us.

      Placebo

      Placebo

        Placebo’s eponymous third album is glossy, elaborate Benelux Jazz-Rock which could be labelled Library music as well - having themes that could easily accompany a cult 70’s detective series. Its seductive rhythms, combined with tasteful arrangements, make this LP difficult to walk away from. The grooves go deeper compared to their earlier works and the solos are intense and unique.

        Marc Moulin (1942 - 2008) was a Belgian musician and journalist. In the early Seventies he was the leader of the Jazz-Rock group Placebo. Moulin was one of Belgium’s jazz legends, making jazz-influenced records for over 30 years. Marc Moulin’s three Placebo albums are the ‘Holy Grail’ for the rare groove crowd, a sector of music fans who love that unique 70s style of cool.

        In memory of the death of Marc Moulin 10 years ago Placebo is now available as a limited edition of 1.000 Individually numbered copies on white coloured vinyl.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        Coloured LP Info: 180 gram on limited edition white vinyl

        Placebo

        Ball Of Eyes

          Placebo’s debut LP Ball Of Eyes is a remarkably focused Soul Jazz record, without the experimentation or Free Jazz moments which were still in vogue during the first half of the ‘70s. Excellent covers of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” and Sam & Dave’s “You Got Me Hummin’” as well as his own compositions make Ball Of Eyes a perfect example of the genius of Marc Moulin and his incredible band.

          Marc Moulin (1942 - 2008) was a Belgian musician and journalist. In the early Seventies he was the leader of the Jazz-Rock group Placebo. Moulin was one of Belgium’s jazz legends, making jazz-influenced records for over 30 years. Marc Moulin’s three Placebo albums are the ‘Holy Grail’ for the rare groove crowd, a sector of music fans who love that unique 70s style of cool.

          In memory of the death of Marc Moulin 10 years ago Ball Of Eyes is now available as a limited edition of 1.000 individually numbered copies on white coloured vinyl.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Coloured LP Info: 180 gram on limited edition white vinyl

          Placebo

          1973

            The 1973 album continues in the same vein as Ball of Eyes, though it’s definitely more funky and head boppin’ than the debut. The real ear grabber is the superb Moog soloing by Moulin. Placebo is grooving your socks off in the first half of the album and a more concentrated jazzy swing can be found on the second half. Original copies of 1973 are in short supply and overwhelming demand, making this official reissue a much needed one!

            Marc Moulin (1942 - 2008) was a Belgian musician and journalist. In the early Seventies he was the leader of the Jazz-Rock group Placebo. Moulin was one of Belgium’s jazz legends, making jazz-influenced records for over 30 years. Marc Moulin’s three Placebo albums are the ‘Holy Grail’ for the rare groove crowd, a sector of music fans who love that unique 70s style of cool.

            In memory of the death of Marc Moulin 10 years ago 1973 is now available as a limited edition of 1.000 individually numbered copies on white coloured vinyl.

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            Coloured LP Info: 180 gram on limited edition white vinyl

            Dunbarrow

            Dunbarrow II

              There’s a hauntingly classic feel to Dunbarrow’s sound that gives it, in the band’s own words, “an eerie rawness.” It’s not raw in a lo-fi or distorted sense — far from it, the production is exceptionally clean and powerful. It’s the vibe to the music that has a dreamlike and ghostly quality, like a mysterious recording imprinted onto an old cassette tape.

              Dunbarrow’s pristine, unadorned sound shares the unpretentious brilliance of classic heavy progenitors jamming in basements and barns, before the big budgets and bloated habits diluted hard rock records into an echo chamber awash in reverb and layered in distant, screeching hobbits. “It’s a heavy sounding record without being just tons of over-distorted guitar tracks,” says guitarist Kenneth Lønning. “We’ve never been fascinated by that, and we’re trying to push in the other direction.” Its heft comes from the band’s use of space in their songs.

              Without the Haugesund, Norway quintet’s exceptional musicianship, such an intimate sound would be impossible. Drummer Pål Gunnar Dale sets the skeletal core with driving urgency and tastefully punctuating triplet fills, Bassist Sondre Berge Engedal slinks throughout with the limber bounce of John Paul Jones, while Lønning’s and Eirik Øvregård’s guitars weave dark, bluesy tapestries with emphasis on melodic chord structures without burying them in distortion or other effects. Vocalist Espen Andersen ties it all together with his warm, folky delivery that gives it all the feel of a bygone era of storytelling in song.

              “Maybe more than the previous record, this one is more vocal driven,” Lønning says. “But it still has those quirky transitions, eerie build ups, folk-inspired parts and the haunting solos.” Many of the album’s poetic lyrics were written by former bassist/vocalist Richard Chappell, whose writing personifies the group. Along with the album’s running theme of love and despair, is that of recognizing one’s own dark sides and developing your shadows into something you can control, inspired of the work by Carl Jung.

              Key to the band’s impressive sound is that the singer is also the recording and mixing engineer. Andersen also recorded the band’s excellent 2016 debut (formally released wordlwide by RidingEasy in late 2017), now with more studio experience for both Andersen and the band, Dunbarrow II is a truly refined experience. To further perfect their sound, the group teamed up with one of the most prominent producers in Norway, Christer Cederberg (Anathema, Tristania) for the first few days in order to get the sound just right. Then, Espen did the rest. The result is as eponymous and definitive as its title. 


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