Ayako Shinozaki

Music Now For Harp

    The LP was released on the label's cult "Master Sonic" series and features Shinozaki's harp soundscape on works by renowned composer Toru Takemitsu and Katsuhiro Tsubono. The highlight of the album is the spaced-out, ethereal 25- min ambient epic 'Heterodyne' featuring cult musician Takehisa Kosugi (Taj Mahal Travellers, Group Ongaku) on electric violin and sound waves.

    The album has been newly remastered by Nippon Columbia and is reissued here with its original artwork designed by legendary Japanese graphic designer Kohei Sugiura.

    It includes a 2 page insert with new liner notes by Alan Cummings.


    1. Stanza II
    2. Poem Of Rin
    3. Heterodyne


    Cerulean Salt - 2023 Reissue

      Cerulean Salt follows American Weekend -- a collection of minimal acousticguitar pop written and recorded in a week at her family's Birmingham home. On this new record, Crutchfield's songs continue to be marked by her sharp, hooky songwriting; her striking voice and lyrics that simultaneously seem hyperpersonal yet relentlessly relatable, teetering between endearingly nostalgic and depressingly dark. But whereas before the thematic focus of her songcraft was on break ups and passive-aggressive crushing, this record reflects on her family and Alabama upbringing. Whereas American Weekend was mostly just Crutchfield and her guitar, Cerulean Salt is occasionally amped up, with a full band and higher-fi production. At times, Cerulean Salt creeps closer to the sound of PS Eliot: moody, 90s- inspired rock backed by Keith Spencer and Swearin' guitarist Kyle Gilbride on drums and bass. The full band means fleshed-out fuzzy lead guitars on "Coast to Coast", its poppy hook almost masking its dark lyrics. Big distorted guitars and deep steady drums mark songs like "Misery over Dispute" and "Waiting". There's plenty of American Weekend's introspection and minimalism to be found, though. "Blue Pt. II" is stripped down, Crutchfield and her sister Alison singing in harmony with deadpan vox. She's still an open booking, musing on self-doubt versus self-reliance, transience versus permanence. "Peace and Quiet" ebbs and flows from moody, minimal verses to a sing- song chorus. "Swan Dive" tackles nostalgia, transience, indifference, regret -- over the a minimal strum of an electric-guitar, the picking at a chirpy riff and the double-time tapping of a muted drum. The album closes with a haunting acoustic-guitar reflection on "You're Damaged," possibly the best Waxahatchee song to date.


      Hollow Bedroom
      Dixie Cups And Jars
      Lips And Limbs
      Blue Part II
      Brother Bryan
      Coast To Coast
      Tangled Envisioning
      Misery Over Dispute
      Swan Dive
      Peace And Quiet
      You're Damaged


      Telepathic Heights

        This incredible new release follows a path along the electronic skyways first created by the German Krautrock electronic pioneers of the 1970s, such as Cluster, Ash Ra Tempel, Roedelius and Michael Rother.

        Hawksmoor is James McKeown. He first created Hawksmoor five years ago as an imaginary hauntological soundtrack, inspired by the six Hawksmoor churches in London. Further releases have followed on Environmental Studies, the cassette-only label Spun Out of Control, Castles in Space and The Library of The Occult.

        For his debut on Soul Jazz Records, Hawksmoor has created a fascinating blend of these two sensibilities – a love of German electronic music of the 1970s alongside the British retrofuturism and cultural memory bank aesthetic of hauntology - Ghost Box, Mount Vernon Arts Lab, Advisory Circle, Focus Group, etc.

        Using strictly modular synths (Moog Sub37), electronic drum rhythms and guitars, Hawksmoor creates an electronic landscaped music world that is both new and old, immediately identifiable and yet utterly unique.


        Nuclear Kites
        Telepathic Heights
        A Neural Interval
        The City Ships Of Alpha
        Dream Logic
        Abstract Machines

        The tartan terror returns with his fifth offering.

        Two roaring reworks celebrating all things Bollywood. Riotous ‘Ayo!’ on the A weaves uplifting pianos with drum machine lines, Minimoog & fecks of 303.

        ‘Shoes Off’ on the flip, an atmospheric builder with creeping pads, tabla & the return of the tartan whistle.


        A1. Ayo!
        B1. Shoes Off


        Mid Air

          Mid Air is an album about celebration, sanctuary and salvation on the dance floor. It's an album that deals with love, grief, relationships, identity and sexuality and is a love letter to the queer clubs where Romy found community and connection. It’s a coming-out album in a way, although she came out in her personal life a long time ago, but it’s also a coming-through album – through grief and heartache, towards euphoria.

          Mid Air sees Romy working alongside producers Fred again.. and Stuart Price, as well as her bandmate Jamie xx on recent single “Enjoy Your Life”. Also featuring the previous single (and crossover anthem) “Strong”, Mid Air is the perfect encapsulation of a sound Romy describes as “emotional music to dance to”. It’s a sound that’s set to unify dancefloors, distilling Romy’s love of club classics and classic song writing and finding the sweet spot – like much of Romy’s favourite music – between euphoria, escapism, sadness and melancholy.

          To celebrate news of the album, Romy today releases her latest single, the Fred again..-produced “Loveher”. It’s a pivotal track for Romy and acts as both the album opener and the first song to be written for the record. Romy and Fred were first paired together to write songs for other people, but their fast friendship and musical connection proved to be a spark for something new. After writing “Loveher”, a declarative pop song about the intimacy of falling in love with a woman, “Fred asked me, who could this be for?” explains Romy “and I tentatively said… ‘maybe me?’”. A proud and positive queer love story, this was the beginning of Mid Air.


          1. Loveher
          2. Weightless
          3. The Sea
          4. One Last Try
          5. DMC
          6. Strong Ft. Fred Again..
          7. Twice
          8. Did I
          9. Mid Air Ft. Beverly Glenn-Copeland
          10. Enjoy Your Life
          11. She’s On My Mind

          Carlton Jumel Smith

          Keep On Swinging B/w Hope

          Original soul man Carlton Jumel Smith and the infamous Mocambo crew hook up for a double sider 45 of the highest order. The A-side "Keep On Swinging" is a slab of tough street funk with real-life storytelling about persistance and not giving up, hitting heavy on the one. Carlton's message of and positivity and encouragement continues on the flip side, "Hope", an uptempo sweet soul hitter with a strong gospel vibe over urgent breakbeats.

          Recorded on 8-track tape featuring members of the Mighty Mocambos and Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, this single is equally at home at breakdance battles as it is at soul allnighters, and whether you're in a gangster limousine or in church – turn it up! "Long live soul music".


          1. Keep On Swinging
          2. Hope

          Various Artists

          Bill Brewster: Late Night Tales Presents After Dark Vespertine

            Esteemed scribe, proper DJ, and discreetly deft twiddler Bill Brewster, drops the latest instalment in his ‘After Dark’ series, for Late Night Tales.

            A throbbing, louche and leisurely affair, groove is very much at the heart of this freestyle selection, a vibe which Bill de- scribes as “a basement, a red light and a sound system. Or, as the Beastie’s once rapped, slow and low, that is the tempo”.

            There’s Hawaiian drum machine bossa balearica from Island Band, percussive afro post punk from Czech jazz singer Jana Koubkova, and breathy-bubbling-dubwise-slap-bass-soul from Debbe & The Code.

            There’s also sultry deep house mood music from Lanowa, infectious bouncy jazz funk breaks from Canada High, and Nail’s life affirming re-edit of singer songwriter Gilbert O Sullivan’s electro pop gem ‘So What’.

            Bill’s own studio skills are present and correct too, featuring an undulating bassy version of country troubadour Jeb Loy Nichols, reworked along Alex Tepper under their Hotel Motel moniker, and a chugged-up squelchy disco take on Khruang- bin, this time paired with Raj Gupta, as Mang Dynasty.

            Chock full of exclusives, tracks are either completely brand new, or available digitally for the first time, whilst others are wallet-rinsing rarities if purchased elsewhere. Whichever way you slice it though, every tune is a highlight, working equally well as standalone nuggets, or within Bill’s fluidly cohesive mix.

            Whether he’s taking the roof off a club with his unique selec- tion of deep and tough house music, enchanting a backroom with a genre-bending set of disco, Balearic, rock and hip hop or playing chillout music in a bay in Croatia, Bill Brewster is the man for all occasions.

            In a former life, Bill was a punk rocker, a chef and also the co-editor of football magazine When Saturday Comes but has been a record nerd all of his life. He began DJing in the 1980s, but came into his own in the early 1990s, particularly during a two-year stint in New York running DMC’s office, where nights at the Sound Factory and hanging out with Danny Tenaglia gave him the musical grounding you can still hear in his music today.

            Bill was also one of the founding residents at Fabric in London, a position he held for five years. There are few still playing regularly today that have his dedication, eclecticism and encyclopedic knowledge of music.

            His parallel life is as a writer, and with his long-term part- ner-in-crime Frank Broughton, they have written four books together, including the acclaimed ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ (latest edition published last July), ‘How To DJ (Prop- erly)’ and ‘The Record Players’. The pair are also behind the legendary and their party, Low Life, has been running for nearly 30 years.

            He has been working in the industry’s fringes for over 40 years including the running of various labels from Twisted UK and Forensic in the ’90s to Disco Sucks and Anorak in the noughties.

            He is one of NTS radio’s new residents for 2023 and his ‘Low Life Loves You’ show is available on the first Tuesday of every month.

            TRACK LISTING

            A1 Island Band – Idle Hours 4:55
            A2 Chaz Jankel – Manon Manon 4.56
            A3 Gilbert O’Sullivan – So What (Nail Edit) 8.44*
            B1 Rheinzand – Kills And Kisses (Scorpio Twins Remix) 8.10*
            B2 Canada High – Le Chiffre 5.02*
            B3 Lanowa – Burning Up 6.38*
            C1 Khruangbin – So We Won’t Forget (Mang Dynasty Irreverent Dub) 7.16*
            C2 Fernando – 1998 7.00*
            C3 Debbe & The Code – Code Of Love 6.02
            D1 Jana Koubková - Nijána 6.15
            D2 IPG V Hot Toddy – Open Space 7.32*
            D3 Smashed Atoms & Backdoor Man – Hey Dreamer 6.50*
            *After Dark Vinyl Exclusive

            1.T.O.E – Infinite Consciousness*
            2.Island Band – Idle Hours
            3.Jana Koubková - Nijána
            4.Dan Wainwright – Come Home*
            5.Jeb Loy Nichols – Don’t Drop Me (Hotel Motel Remix)*
            6.Nick Munday – Drum Lock
            7.Khruangbin – So We Won’t Forget (Mang Dynasty Irreverent Dub)*
            8.Rhythm Plate – We Were Made To Be Artists*
            9.Debbe & The Code – Code Of Love*
            10.Lanowa – Burning Up*
            11.Gilbert O’Sullivan – So What (Nail Edit)*
            12.Canada High – Le Chiffre
            13.Smashed Atoms & Backdoor Man – Hey Dreamer*
            14.Gus Paterson – Arphicelago*
            15.Fernando - 1998*
            16.IPG V Hot Toddy – Open Space*
            17.Carl Finlow – Hyperkagome*
            18.Rheinzand – Kills And Kisses (Scorpio Twins Remix)*
            19.Chaz Jankel – Manon Manon
            * After Dark Exclusive

            Yann Tiersen

            Kerber Complete

              Yann Tiersen presents the final piece of the Kerber project, Kerber Complete; a CD box set including a brand new Solo Piano version of Kerber, the original album, Kerber Remixes with bonus material, and Tiersen’s live translation of Kerber, 11 5 18 2 5 18.

              Kerber was initially released in 2021 and was very much a new chapter in the Breton artist’s work. Although there is piano at the core, the album was the most overtly electronic material he had presented to date. It was recorded in The Eskal, the studio he built on Ushant where he lives, and was named after a Chapel in a small village on the island. This was followed up by Kerber Remixes (a 12” of remixes from Terence Fixmer, Beatrice Dillon, Laurel Halo, Iku Sakan and remix competition winners) and 11 5 18 2 5 18 (a record of reprogrammed, resampled and reimagined tracks from Kerber and additional tracks from his catalogue that serves as the perfect insight into Tiersen’s live interpretation of the original album).

              This CD box set exhibits the full evolution of the Kerber story, moving from its origins of stripped back piano into its electronic resolution, 11 5 18 2 5 18. It also see Kerber Remixes available for the first time on CD, featuring a new Terence Fixmer remix of ‘Ker al Loch’, a variety of Yann Tiersen’s remixes of tracks by NEU!, Keeley Forsyth, Michael Price, and Simon Fisher Turner and Edmund de Waal, as well as a brand new song titled ‘Nivlenn’. 

              TRACK LISTING

              CD1 Kerber (Solo Piano)
              1 Kerlann (Solo Piano)
              2 Ar Maner Kozh (Solo Piano)
              3 Kerdrall (Solo Piano)
              4 Ker Yegu (Solo Piano)
              5 Ker Al Loch (Solo Piano)
              6 Kerber (Solo Piano)
              7 Poull Bojer (Solo Piano)

              CD2 Kerber
              1 Kerlann
              2 Ar Maner Kozh
              3 Kerdrall
              4 Ker Yegu
              5 Ker Al Loch
              6 Kerber
              7 Poull Bojer

              CD3 Kerber Remixes
              1 Nivlenn
              2 Ker Al Loch (Terence Fixmer Remix 2, Edit)
              3 Lieber Honig (Yann Tiersen Remix)
              4 Ker Al Loch (Beatrice Dillon Remix)
              5 Ker Al Loch (Sote Remix)
              6 Wash (Yann Tiersen Remix)
              7 Kerlann (Laurel Halo Remix)
              8 Ker Yegu (Iku Sakan Remix)
              9 The Anatomy Of Clouds (Yann Tiersen Remix)
              10 A Quiet Corner In Time (Yann Tiersen Remix)

              CD4 11 5 18 2 5 18
              1 11 5 18 2 5 18
              2 11 5 18. 1 12. 12 15 3 8
              3 1 18. 13 1 14 5 18. 11 15 26 8
              4 16 1 12 5 19 20 9 14 5
              5 3 8 1 16 20 5 18. 14 9 14 5 20 5 5 14
              6 11 5 18 12 1 14 14
              7 11 5 18. 25 5 7 21
              8 16 15 21 12 12. 2 15 10 5 18
              9 13 1 18 25 (6 5 1 20. 17 21 9 14 17 21 9 19)

              Carlos Niño & Friends

              (I'm Just) Chillin', On Fire

                An evolved, ecosystemic love expression of Carlos Niño’s self-described “Spiritual, Improvisational, Space, Collage” expression – (I’m just) Chillin’, on Fire is the prolific percussionist/producer’s most singular, intentional work ever, featuring a vibrant and abundant gathering of his “friends” (i.e. the highly skilled and accomplished musicians and improvisers that make up Niño’s extensive network of collaborators).

                He's rolling deep on this one. Featured artists across 80+ minutes of music include saxophone titan Kamasi Washington, AACM-affiliated creative music legend Maia, synth-guitarist/producer Nate Mercereau, bubbling violinist/vocalist V.C.R, ambient dance innovator Photay, prodigious rhythmist Deantoni Parks, South African vocalist Sibusile Xaba, keyboardist and Alice Coltrane protégé Surya Botofasina, pianist Jamael Dean, Dntel, Aaron Shaw, Diego Gaeta, Laraaji, Adam Rudolph, Josh Johnson, Jamire Williams, Woo, and more, includingAndré 3000, who makes an appearance on flutes. For such a magnificent convergence of sonic journeyers and such a masterful presentation of sounds- al of which is hugged together by Niño's lucid post-productive guidance, as he makes Q-Tip/DJ Premier- like architectures out of fluid explorations and minimalist musical atmospheres - the undersold title "(I'm just) Chillin', on Fire" is both humorous and totally appropriate for anyone who is open enough to understand what this artist'" is all about. It's also Niño's answer to a question that he's frequently asked: "Are You aShaman? I feel the Medicine in your Music. You are a Shaman aren't You?" To such kind ideas Niño likes to reply: "(l'm just) Chillin',on Fire, Deeply Sharing..."

                TRACK LISTING

                1.Venice 100720, Hands In Soil
                2. Mighty Stillness
                3. Love Dedication (for Annelise)
                4. Flutestargate
                5. Maha Rose North 102021, Breathwork
                6. Transcendental Bounce, Run To It
                7. Taaaud
                8. Spacia
                9. Am I Dreaming?
                10. Etheric Windsurfing, Flips And Twirls
                11. Boom Bap Spiritual
                12. Woo, Acknowledgement
                13. Sandra's Willows
                14. One For Derf
                15. Conversations
                16. Essence, The Mermaids Call
                17. Eightspace 082222

                Various Artists

                One Mile From Heaven

                  ONE MILE FROM HEAVEN is a dreamy travel through the 70's and beyond private singer songwriters scene. There have always been privately-pressed records. A “private” LP is an album that has been composed, performed, recorded and edited usually very- DIY style by the very artist or by an amateur label. A private press record is, above all, an act of the artistic urge. It’s an act that takes place outiside of the industry out of need, out of a lack of knowledge out of love, out of a drive, out of ambition... you can choose among the many reasons. Depending on their genre, origins, time, and above all, quality, some of these efforts have become valuable pieces for the music collector. Having been created behind the canonical history of music written by the industry, every now and then an archaeologist will bring to the surface an artifact they have found in some basement or flea market, or that was kept covered in dust in the shell of some old recording studio soon to be torn down. All these records have their own story, and some are still especially relevant, and others are but small footnotes in the encyclopedia of music that made their way into the margins of the mainstream world.

                  These are the most limited of editions (and mostly locally made ones) of largely unsociable and mostly unobtainable records--and when found, they areoften exorbitantly priced. Many of these marginalized and onscure artists have stayed alive only through the wonderful work of tireless song rescuers, music lovers, vocational archivists, collectors, and record labels with an idealistic drive. These romantics have been rescuing and indexing a form of music that very few have showed interest in until recent years.This record is a tribute to all of those who managed to make these songs not be lost to time. Above all, this release is a tribute to all those artists who recorded their songs on their own, mostly because they couldn’t keep the music inside themselves.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Maitreya Kali “One Last Farewell”
                  Gary Higgins “Thicker Than A Smokey”
                  Alicia May “Summer Days”
                  Dan Gillmor & Doug McClaran “Ghost Song”
                  Bobb Trimble “One Mile From Heaven”
                  Bob Patterson “Friends Of Mine”
                  Jim Sullivan “Jerome”C
                  Chuck & Mary Perrin “Corrine”
                  Dan Modlin & Dave Scott “Loser, Lover”
                  Billy Hallquist “Persephone”
                  Richard Goldman “Sweethearts”
                  Olav Rixen & Ulrich Fausten “Pilgrimade”
                  Naomi Lewis “More Beautiful”
                  Jerry And Nancy Stevens “A Little Resolution”
                  Merrell Fankhauser “On Our Way To Hana”
                  Michael Angelo “Field Of Lonely Eyes”
                  Carm Mascarenhas “In The Sun”
                  Joe & Bing “Daybreak”
                  Philip John Lewin “Diamond Love”
                  Michael Yonkers "And Give It To You"

                  A Giant Dog


                    The moment the needle drops on Bite, the new A Giant Dog record, one’s conception of what an A Giant Dog record sounds like bends like space and time around a starship running at lightspeed. The biggest point of departure is that Bite is a concept album, concerning characters who find themselves moving in and out of a virtual reality called Avalonia.

                    A Giant Dog’s first album of original songs since 2017’s Toy, Bite finds the band Sabrina Ellis, Andrew Cashen, Danny Blanchard, Graham Low, and Andy Bauer at their peak as musicians, challenging themselves with more complex arrangements and subject matter that forced them out of their heads and into those of the characters who occupy this supposed paradise. “We had to find ourselves within, or project ourselves into, the principal characters. We developed them, got to know their minds, emotions, and motivations, and then expressed those in nine songs,” Ellis explains. Themes of addiction, gender fluidity, living ethically in a capitalist society, physical autonomy, avarice, grief, and consent bubble beneath the promised happiness of Avalonia. This is evident in songs like “Different Than,” where Ellis sings, “My body can’t explain the things my mind don’t comprehend” as if societal gender pressure is squeezing its protagonist out of their skin.

                    The songs on Bite are full of bombast, at turns calling to mind the spacefaring operatic rock of Electric Light Orchestra and the high drama of an Ennio Morricone film score. The album’s narrative sweep is epic in scope, its characters facing impossible odds and certain doom, existing as comfortably with the sci-fi grandiosity of Thin Lizzy’s Jailbreak as it does with the high fantasy of Dio and Iron Maiden.

                    Appropriately, A Giant Dog came to this narrative armed to the teeth with new ideas, unleashing synthesizers and string sections to create what Ellis describes as orchestral, symphonic, futuristic punk. To achieve this, they left their home turf of Austin, Texas, for La Cuve Studio, just outside of Angers, France. Living in the French countryside, A Giant Dog laid down their vision of the future against a decidedly pastoral backdrop. On walks from Angers to La Cuve, Ellis says that they “would see many things,

                    and also nothing at all. Swans on the river. Romani people living in little trailers, with a side hut built for their dog. A juggler on a unicycle—not fucking with you.” “We thought we wouldn’t be allowed back in France after this trip, to be honest,” they continued. “Five loud, stomping, clapping, rowdy Americans who ran through the streets of Angers for three weeks in November 2022.”

                    The experience capped two years of planning and writing, fleshing out the universe of Avalonia beyond the bounds of most concept albums. The resulting nine songs do not merely occupy this space: They’ve lived in it, and they want out.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    SIDE A
                    1. Avalonia
                    2. Happiness Awaits Inside
                    3. I Believe
                    4. In Destiny
                    5. Different Than
                    SIDE B
                    6. A Daydream
                    7. Watch Me Sleeping
                    8. Watch It Burn
                    9. In Rainbows

                    Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood

                    Nancy & Lee Again - 2023 Reissue

                      Light in the Attic Records is proud to present the next installment of the Nancy Sinatra Archival Series with the first ever reissue of the classic 1972 album Nancy & Lee Again. Recorded during a 1972 reunion between Nancy and the enigmatic Hazlewood, the album contains some of the pair’s most enduring and ambitious duets including the epic ”Arkansas Coal (Suite),” the sensual “Paris Summer” and the incredibly powerful Dolly Parton-penned “Down From Dover.” Equal parts daring, psychedelic, cinematic, and sweet, Nancy & Lee Again reveals with each track a timeless, natural chemistry between two artists who would remain influential for generations to come.

                      The vinyl LP, pressed at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI), is presented in an expanded gatefold jacket and is accompanied by a 20-page booklet, featuring an array of photos from the legendary singer, actress, and activist’s personal collection, as well as in-depth Q&A with Nancy Sinatra, conducted by the reissue’s GRAMMY®-nominated co-producer, Hunter Lea (also available in the CD package). All formats have been beautifully designed by Darryl Norsen of D. Norsen Design, and include two bonus tracks, “Machine Gun Kelly” (first time on vinyl) and the previously unreleased “Think I’m Coming Down.” 

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Arkansas Coal (Suite),
                      Big Red Balloon,
                      Friendship Train,
                      Paris Summer,
                      Down From Dover, Did You Ever?,
                      Tippy Toes,
                      Back On The Road,
                      Got It Together,
                      Machine Gun Kelly (bonus Track, First Time On Vinyl),
                      Think I'm Coming Down (bonus Track, Previously Unreleased)

                      Michael A. Dixon & J.O.Y.

                      You're Everything B/w You're All I Need

                        Former Mind & Matter bandmates James “Jimmy Jam” Harris and Michael Dixon teamed up for 1978’s gospel-boogie banger “You’re All I Need” b/w “You’re Everything” on the private Mad label.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A. You’re Everything
                        B. You’re All I Need



                          You can’t get Deeper if you’re standing still. That’s intentional, says the Chicago quartet’s Nic Gohl. “Does it feel good when you’re listening to this song? Does your body want to move with it?” These are the questions he asked himself as he and bandmates Shiraz Bhatti, Drew McBride, and Kevin Fairbairn were writing and recording Careful!, their third record and Sub Pop debut. “I wanted these to be interesting songs, but in a way where a two-year-old would vibe out to it,” Gohl adds. “It’s pop music, basically.” That “basically” qualifier is working pretty hard, as fans of 2020’s Auto-Pain might suppose. On Careful!, they’re not reimagining their sound so much as testing its limits. If you want to, you can hear echoes of David Bowie’s Low in the snapping rhythm and gray-sky synths of “Tele,” but you can also hear a bit of Auto-Pain in the nailed-in, stippling lines being spit out by Bhatti’s drum programming and McBride’s synthesizer. “Fame” seems to stumble together and nearly fall apart, the dialed-up noise making the beat feel maniacal and a little invincible, the whole thing a series of short, snipped, autonomous gestures that are by now Deeper’s trademark.

                          “Build a Bridge” pushes in the opposite direction, using a prickly guitar line to launch into big, smeary art-pop, its emotional palette clear, well-defined, and easy to latch onto. On “Sub,” Gohl sings above and below the melody like Ian McCulloch, bellowing and wondering and ruminating and rounding into swaggering confidence that the band rises to meet. It’s festival headliner music that still feels like it was written in a garage. That fraternal interdependence is near the center of Deeper’s music. The musical and lyrical devotion to mutuality makes this restlessly curious, stylistically broad album feels like the most coherent portrait of who Deeper is. Or, as McBride ultimately frames it, “Careful! is about looking out for one another.”

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. Build A Bridge
                          2. Heat Lamp
                          3. Glare
                          4. Tele
                          5. Bite
                          6. Pilsen 4th
                          7. Sub
                          8. Fame
                          9. Everynight
                          10. Airplane Air
                          11. Devil-loc
                          12. Dualbass
                          13. Pressure

                          Ponderosa Twins + 1

                          Bound B/w I Remember You

                            An American soul vocal group that would go on to shape the sound of pop music much farther beyond their imaginations, Numero is proud to present the first official American 45’ repressing of the Ponderosa Twins + 1 original 1971 release of Bound b/w I Remember You.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            A. Bound
                            B. I Remember You



                              Drift is non-conforming and genre blending. Whilst hard to neatly fit in a box, the record feels like an avant garde blend of Electronic, Hip-Hop, Punk and Grunge music featuring soundscapes recorded from GAIKA's travels abroad. Shapeshifting and
                              cinematic in style, GAIKA draws inspiration from musical greats; Prince, Wu Tang Clan, Massive Attack, and John Coltrane, with his approach akin to the Pink Siifus, A$AP Rockys, and Dean Blunts of this world.

                              GAIKA’s sound spans from grime, dancehall, R&B, electronic, and beyond, often weaving in political commentary through his lyricism. New album Drift is an ensemble record with GAIKA as the central writer working with collaborators BbyMutha, KIDÄ, Azekel, Charlie Stacey, Chamber 45, Brbko, The Narrator (Amber Joy), SAMANTHA, and more. 

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. Drift On
                              2. Piñata
                              3. Gunz
                              4. First Among Misfits (Ft The Narrator)
                              5. La Vacanza (Ft Kidä)
                              6. Sublime
                              7. Exit To Cisco
                              8. Lady (Ft Bbymutha)
                              9. O Vampiro
                              10. Bonehead Behavior
                              11. Vicious Chambers
                              12. Ultra Scuro
                              13. And There Goes The Challenger
                              14. Less Burners Bigger Hearts (Ft The Narrator, Azekel)

                              Mort Garson

                              Journey To The Moon And Beyond

                                When Sacred Bones first began their Mort Garson reissue project in 2019 witha proper reissue of Plantasia, the Garson-naissance began in earnest. Soonafter, you could hear Mort Garson and his Moogs bubbling up on TV shows, documentaries, podcasts, hip-hop tracks, or anywhere else, the man a cultural phenomenon once more. Like a perennial that returns with each new spring, the Mort Garson archives have brought to bear yet another awe-inspiring bloom. Journey to the Moon and Beyond finds even more new facets to the man’s sound. There’s the soundtrack to the 1974 blaxploitation film Black Eye (starring Fred Williamson) alongside some newly unearthed music for advertising. Just as regal is “Zoos of the World,” where Garson soundtracks the wild, preening, slum- bering animals from a 1970 National Geographic special of the same name. The mind reels at just what project would have yielded a scintillating title like“Western Dragon,” but these three selections were found on tapes in the archive with no further information.

                                The crown jewel of the set is no doubt Garson’s soundtrack to the live broadcast of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, as first heard on CBS News. That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for Moogkind. But for decades, this audio was presumed lost, the only trace of it appearing to be from an old YouTube clip. Thankfully, diligent audio archivist Andy Zax came across a copy of the master tape while going through the massive Rod McKuen archive. So now we get to hear it in all its glory. Across six minutes, Garson conjures broad fantasias, whirring mooncraft sounds, zero-gravity squelches, and twinkling études. It showcases Mort’s many moods: sweet, exploratory, whimsical, a little bit corny, weaving it all together in a glorious whole.

                                Maybe at the time it scanned as crass and opportunistic for Garson to apply his keyboards to subjects like astrological signs, the occult, hippiedom, houseplants, or the moon landing. But more than most other electronic music pioneers of his ilk, Garson foresaw the integration of such electronics into our daily lives, how they would allow us to engage with the world.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1 Zoos Of The World
                                2 The Big Game Hunters See The Cheetah
                                3 Western Dragon (Pt 3)
                                4 Western Dragon (Pt 2)
                                5 Moon Journey
                                6 Music For Advertising #6
                                7 Black Eye (Main Theme)
                                8 Western Dragon (Pt 1)
                                9 Music For Advertising #7
                                10 Captain DJ Disco UFO (Pt II)
                                11 Three TV IDs
                                12 Music For Advertising #8
                                13 Love Is A Garden
                                14 The D-Bee's Cat Boogie
                                15 Black Eye (End Credits)

                                Les Rallizes Denudes

                                CITTA '93

                                  In 1991, Les Rallizes Denudes released three full length albums on CD, the band’s first-ever recordings to be made available since their formation in Kyoto more than two decades prior. In 1993, the band appeared in front of an audience for the first time since 1988.

                                  Their February 17 appearance at Club Cittaʼ, which came four days after their “comeback” gig at Baus Theater, turned out to be one of the most notable out of all the Rallizes performances thus far. The show has been talked about in some circles as the stuff of legend. With guitars roaring at colossal levels, even surpassing the immense volume of their earlier gigs, the doors were vibrating as some audience members were said to have run out to the lobby to find respite from the sonic assault.

                                  This shattering (in almost a literal sense) performance, in its entirety, was recorded and preserved on a 8-channel digital recorder. Discreetly kept in storage for thirty years, these multi-track masters form the basis of CITTAʼ ʻ93, a brand new album that accurately captures the transcendental roar that shook the walls of the venue in Kawasaki that one night. Carefully and sympathetically mixed by former Rallizes member Makoto Kubota, CITTAʼ ʼ93 presents a Rallizes sound that has never before been heard in any official capacity.

                                  The Rallizes lineup that night consisted of Takashi Mizutani (vocals, guitar), Katsuhiko Ishii (guitar), Yokai Takahashi (bass), Kodo Noma (drums). Album jacket artwork features photography by Takehiko Nakafuji; liner notes by Shinya Matsuyama.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Ť�、暗殺者の夜 / The Night
                                  Assassin's Night 
                                  Ȩ�憶は遠い / Memory Is Far Away
                                  Ť�より深く / Deeper Than The Night
                                  ư�遠に今が / Eternally Now
                                  Ǚ�い目覚め_1993 / White Awakening 1993
                                  ɳ�の声 / Bird Calls In The Dusk
                                  Darkness Returns 2
                                  The Last One 1993


                                  In On The Kill Taker - 2023 Reissue

                                    This 12" LP was re-cut from the Silver Sonya masters in April 2009 at Chicago Mastering Service.

                                    Ian MacKaye vocals & guitar
                                    Guy Picciotto vocals & guitar
                                    Joe Lally bass
                                    Brendan Canty drums

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1. Facet Squared
                                    2. Public Witness Program
                                    3. Returning The Screw
                                    4. Smallpox Champion
                                    5. Rend It
                                    6. 23 Beats Off
                                    7. Sweet And Low
                                    8. Cassavetes
                                    9. Great Cop
                                    10. Walken's Syndrome
                                    11. Instrument
                                    12. Last Chance For A Slow Dance 

                                    Air Miami

                                    Me. Me. Me.

                                      Double LP reissue of Air Miami’s lost-classic 1995 album, ‘Me. Me. Me.’ Remastered from original 2” tapes and now including 3 extra tracks. This one time pressing comes on coloured vinyl and in a gatefold sleeve.

                                      Made up of UNREST’s Mark Robinson and Bridget Cross, Air Miami formed shortly after the D.C. indie rock mainstay’s demise in 1995, and together with drummer Gabriel Stout and producer Guy Fixsen (The Breeders, My Bloody Valentine, Stereolab), they travelled to their namesake land of Miami to record the entirety of Me. Me. Me. over the month of May at the famed Criteria Studios; a place where James Brown, Aretha Franklin, the Bee Gees, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC and countless more have recorded classic works. The album was then mixed at a studio in London where labelmates Lush were recording their 1996 LP Lovelife at the same time.

                                      Nearly thirty years on, this deluxe reissue sees the 1995 album expanded to include all sixteen tracks from the album sessions, three of which are new to the tracklist: ‘Warm Miami May’ (not on original LP), ‘Pucker’ (previously unreleased), and the full version of ‘See-Through Plastic’ (edited version only previously seen on the EP). The record also features singles ‘I Hate Milk’ and ‘Seabird,’ a track that found new life recently when covered by current 4AD artist Maria Somerville, her first release for the label and part of the label’s 40th anniversary compilation Bills & Aches & Blues.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. I Hate Milk
                                      2. World Cup Fever
                                      3. Seabird
                                      4. Warm Miami May (not On Original LP)
                                      5. Special Angel
                                      6. Afternoon Train
                                      7. Dolphin Expressway
                                      8. Sweet As A Candy Bar
                                      9. Pucker (previously Unreleased)
                                      10. You Sweet Little Heartbreaker
                                      11. Neely
                                      12. Bubble Shield
                                      13. See-Through Plastic (full Version)
                                      14. The Event Horizon
                                      15. Definitely Beachy
                                      16. Reprise

                                      Gabor Szabo

                                      Dreams - 2023 Reissue

                                        The long-awaited reissue of rare Eastern and psychedelic Jazz LP by the famous Hungarian guitarist, originally released in 1968. The first time, extended Edition with 2 bonus tracks: radio version of Fire Dance / Ferris Wheel from single 7” 1969.

                                        Remastered by Martin Bowes at Cage Studios (UK). Gabor Szabo was one of the most original guitarists to emerge in the 1960s, mixing his Hungarian folk music heritage with a deep love of jazz and crafting a distinctive, largely self-taught sound. Born in Budapest, on March 8, 1936, Szabo was inspired by a Roy Rogers cowboy movie to begin playing guitar when he was 14 and often played in dinner clubs and covert jam sessions while still living in his hometown. He escaped from his country at age 20 on the eve of the Communist uprising and eventually made his way to America, settling with his family in California. He attended Berklee College (1958-1960) and in 1961 joined Chico Hamilton’s innovative quintet featuring Charles Lloyd. Urged by Hamilton, Szabo crafted a most distinctive sound; as agile on intricate, nearly-free runs as he was able to sound inspired during melodic passages. Szabo left the Hamilton group in 1965 to leave his mark on the pop-jazz of the Gary McFarland quintet and the energy music of Charles Lloyd’s fiery and underrated quartet featuring Ron Carter and Tony Williams.

                                        Szabo initiated a solo career in 1966, recording the exceptional album, Spellbinder, which yielded many inspired moments and “Gypsy Queen,” the song Santana turned into a huge hit in 1970. Szabo formed an innovative quintet (1967-1969) featuring the brilliant, classically trained guitarist Jimmy Stewart and recorded many notable albums during the late ’60s. The emergence of rock music (especially George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix) found Szabo experimenting with feedback and more commercially oriented forms of jazz. During the ’70s, Szabo regularly performed along the West Coast, hypnotizing audiences with his enchanting, spellbinding style. From 1970, he locked into a commercial groove, even though records like Mizrab occasionally revealed his seamless jazz, pop, Gypsy, Indian, and Asian fusions. Szabo had revisited his homeland several times during the ’70s, finding opportunities to perform brilliantly with native talents. He was hospitalized during his final visit and died in 1982, just short of his 46th birthday.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Galatea's Guitar (Gabor Szabo)
                                        2. Half The Day Is Night (Gary McFarland)
                                        3. Song Of Injured Love (Manuel De Falla)
                                        4. The Fortune Teller (Gabor Szabo/Louis Kabok)
                                        5. Fire Dance (Manuel De Falla)
                                        6. The Lady In The Moon (Gabor Szabo, From Zoltan Kodaly)
                                        7. Ferris Wheel (Donovan)
                                        8. Fire Dance (single Edit) - From 7″
                                        9. Ferris Wheel (single Edit) - From 7″

                                        Ruf Dug

                                        Thru The Night / I Love You

                                        Well known for his kaleidoscopic approach both in the DJ booth and in the studio, Ruf Dug has touched on genres as diverse as street soul, vaporwave, and acid house over the years. He has released material on labels such as Rhythm Section, Klasse Wrecks, and his own Moodymann approved Ruf Kutz.

                                        For his Pinchy & friends’ debut (there's a 6-song EP in the works as well) the NTS radio host distils some of these aforementioned influences and presents a two-track 12" that explores dub techno, Chicago acid, and atmospheric balearica.

                                        Built around a solid, techy thud, "Thru The Night!" rides seismic bass waves and reverb-laden stabs to more tropical climes, thanks to gusts of echoed flutes and a catchy, 8-bit vocal hook.

                                        On the flip, "I Love You" takes a minor-key synth riff and sends it off to music school for some late-night nasty dance floor bliss.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        A1. Thru The Night
                                        B1. I Love You

                                        Sugarhill Gang

                                        Sugarhill Gang - 40th Anniversary Edition

                                          The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop trio, known worldwide for their massive 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight", which was the first rap single to become a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The track was the first exposure to hip-hop for millions of people. The Sugarhill Gang were also among the very first rap acts to record a full-length LP.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Side A
                                          1. Here I Am
                                          2. Rapper’s Reprise (Jam-Jam)
                                          3. Bad News

                                          Side B
                                          1. Sugar Hill Groove
                                          2. Passion Play
                                          3. Rapper’s Delight
                                          4. Rapper’s Delight (Single Version) *

                                          * = Bonus Track

                                          Codex Serafini

                                          The Imprecation Of Anima

                                            For fans of psych rock, space rock, psych-prog, noise rock etc.

                                            Their journey started a long time ago, some say on Saturn, some say in the subconscious of the human psyche, coming out in different manners through the ages, channelled by mystics, witch doctors, shamans, free thinkers, free spirits. But we do know that what has become Codex Serafini travelled here from their home world on Enceladus in 2019 and crash landed into the music scene of Sussex.

                                            Invoking many styles of psychedelic rock from the recent human musical history to open the minds of their human audience to the other world, and higher plane.

                                            After releasing two EP’s, ‘Serpents of Enceladus’ in 2020 and ‘Invisible Landscape’ in 2021 Codex Serafini embarked on their most immersive journey so far creating what would become ‘The Imprecation Of Anima’ an exploration of the self, the duality of the human existence. The album is heavy, much heavier than their previous output and the albums longest song, ‘Animus in Decay’ is longer than either of the bands previous EP’s.

                                            It snakes and weaves an epic motif through the wilderness of the sometimes barren lands of the unconsciousness, focusing the mind with it’s almost heavy metal mantra and using this to open up the third eye to the realisation of our mortal existence. The whole album is a pilgrimage into one's inner self and its relationship with its own shadow in its truest form, two parts coming together as a whole.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. Manzareck’s Secret (9:40)
                                            2. Mujer Espiritu (15:33)
                                            3. I Am Sorrow, I Am Lust (3:02)
                                            4. Animus In Decay (17:15)

                                            Dynamite Cuts has unleashed perhaps one of the greatest, if not, the greatest, summer time soul classics. The legendary Roy Ayers has written many gems over the years, loads of club and dance tracks and some killer down tempo songs but, one stands up above all the rest. It's been issued as a 7" before, back in 1975 and now sells for big bucks - if you're lucky enough to find one.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. Everybody Loves The Sunshine
                                            2. Lonesome Cowbody

                                            Pasteur Lappe

                                            African Funk Experimentals (1979 To 1981)

                                              Next up on Africa Seven is the second edition in their "African Funk Experimentals" LP series, which sees the label creating collections of their favourite funky African producers.

                                              Step forward Cameroonian funk master Pasteur Lappe. The story begins in the 60s with a charming 19 year old Nicolas "Pasteur" Lappe becoming a sensation on Radio Adele in Douala Cameroun. He goes on to become the editor of Douala Gazette newspaper and become friends with other African music stars such as Tala AM, J Moboule and Fela Kuti. He also works tirelessly promoting new and upcoming local Cameroonian talent. After moving to Paris, a stint in Journalism school and publishing a book of poems "Chansons Negres" he finally settles into a new life of music in Paris.

                                              Our hero makes a trio of albums from 1979 to 1981 with backing band and production collective called the Zulu Gang which include Douglas Mbida (who goes onto release several top flight albums himself) and Jacob Desvariaux (who went on to form Kassav). The three albums are full of diverse sounds; from driving funk, sweeping disco grooves, ballads, reggae, Jackson-five-esque pop to finger-lickin' soul. At their core though is the "Sekele" groove...; a movement to encompass the dance, grooves and vibes from his native Douala.

                                              The album opens up with the pulsating percussion and floor-filling bass groove of "More Sekele Movement". We then move onto Africa Seven favourite "Na Real Sekele Fo'Ya" which takes stabby Moog bass synth to a whole new level of grooviness. "Sanaga Calkpso" is more experimental. "Hiembi Nin" is a song in two parts; half Shaft groove and half synthy Calypso. "Back To Funky" is dance funk and features Maryse Lappe guesting on vocals.

                                              Opening up on side two is the Rhodes and sax led jazz-funk of "Mbale", followed by the clavinet groove, sleezy brass and politically charged lyrics. "Sekelemania" is a cool piece of tropical, calypso funk. Closing proceedings the single "ABC" is a stomping afro, pop funk delight.

                                              Laura Misch

                                              Sample The Sky

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1 Hide To Seek
                                                2 Light Years
                                                3 Portals
                                                4 Outer Edges
                                                5 Listen To The Sky
                                                6 Widening Circles
                                                7 City Lungs
                                                8 Sax Rise
                                                9 Wild Swim
                                                10 Birdseye

                                                Clt Drp

                                                Nothing Clever, Just Feelings

                                                  Brighton-based feminist electro-punk trio CLT DRP are delighted to announce that they have signed to Gallows’ label Venn Records (Bob Vylan, Witch Fever, Meryl Streek). To celebrate the news, the band have revealed the official video for another explosive new genre-defying single, ‘NEW BOY’, which is released on 29th March 2023. The new single comes ahead of an extensive run of Spring 2023 UK/EU headline dates and festival appearances from the band including a support slot with fellow label-mates Tokky Horror and appearances at Takedown Festival and The Great Escape, where the band play an official showcase at The Hope & Ruin (see below for listings).

                                                  Commenting on the frenetic, experimental track, vocalist Annie Dorrett says: “‘New Boy’ reflects a very manic immediate post-break-up brain. As if I was sitting in therapy desperately trying to figure out why it didn't work. I was switching from hyper-independence to then trying to find love literally anywhere else around me. A lot of questioning my gender, sexuality, and past painful history. Hence 'New Boy'—hoping for a new love interest but also me coming out of the heartbreak era a 'New Boy'.“ The track’s slick new video was directed by Harry Steel and showcases the dynamic, confrontational live energy that has left CLT DRP as the name on alternative tastmaker’s lips as a must-see live act whose star is quickly ascending. "The three of us have never actually featured in a music video together so we thought it was time to get a high energy group music video to really show the force that is the three of us playing live,” says Dorrett “The playfulness and energy that comes with the excitement of the recorded sound. Harry Steel did an incredible job of capturing our natural performances, both as a team and individually. The video beams personality and attitude—it's a perfect insight of what to expect from our band live." Formed in 2017, CLT DRP released their rave-reviewed instant classic debut album Without The Eyes on Small Pond Records in August 2020 to a surge of press and radio support from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6music, Radio X, and many more. Leading to support slots with some of the most vital and exciting alternative bands on the live circuit including JOHN, Saint Agnes, Clipping, Svalbard, Witch Fever, Heriot, Tokky Horror, De Staat and Warmduscher, their early success saw the band appear at a host of festivals including Strangeforms, PORTALS, Tredfest and more. CLT DRP’s subsequent 2021 standalone single ‘Ownership’ picked up praise from Kerrang! Magazine, was made John Kennedy’s X-Posure Hot One on Radio X, and also enjoyed support from Spotify’s The Punk List, Fresh Finds: Rock, and Post Punk 2k playlists. By 2022 the band were being hailed as one of the most abrasive, innovative new artists in the UK, and most-recent singles ‘TORX’ and ‘Aftermath’ saw them collaborate with New York’s FLOSSING (Brace Yourself Records)—landing hot on the Radio X Xposure Evening Playlist, the material marked a further evolution of their eclectic, experimental approach to fusing electronic and punk music in boundary breaking fashion.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1. NEW BOY
                                                  2. Nothing Clever, Just Feelings
                                                  3. I See My Body Through You
                                                  4. Desire / 1 On 1
                                                  5. M.U.T.M
                                                  6. Cake 4 The Women
                                                  7. Only One 
                                                  8. DAILY AFFIRMATIONS 
                                                  9. The Door 
                                                  10. Easier Than This
                                                  11. I Put My Baby To Sleep 

                                                  Serge Gainsbourg

                                                  L'homme A Tete De Chou

                                                    In 2010, the French edition of Rolling Stone magazine named this album the 28th greatest French rock album...considered as "the other" masterpiece of Serge Gainsbourg's discography, alongside “Histoire de Melody Nelson”, “L'Homme à tête de chou” – a concept album about a man in his forties falling in love with a rather free-minded shampoo girl - had not yet revealed all its secrets – until now! Almost 45 years after its release, the rediscovery of the multitrack tapes recorded in London in the summer of 1976 confirms that behind Gainsbourg's virtuoso talk-over was an extraordinary musical edifice. The new mix for this 2023 release rebalances the vocal and instrumental parts while retaining its original intent. 

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    mix 2023
                                                    L’homme à La Tête De Chou
                                                    Chez Max Coiffeur Pour Hommes
                                                    Marilou Reggae
                                                    Transit à Marilou
                                                    Flash Forward
                                                    Ma Lou Marilou
                                                    Premiers Symptômes
                                                    Variations Sur Marilou
                                                    Meurtre à L’extincteur
                                                    Marilou Sous La Neige
                                                    Lunatic Asylum

                                                    instrumental Versions
                                                    L’homme à La Tête De Chou
                                                    Chez Max Coiffeur Pour Hommes
                                                    Marilou Reggae
                                                    Transit à Marilou
                                                    Flash Forward
                                                    Ma Lou Marilou
                                                    Premiers Symptômes
                                                    Variations Sur Marilou
                                                    Meurtre à L’extincteur
                                                    Marilou Sous La Neige
                                                    Lunatic Asylum
                                                    Transit à Marilou = Alternative
                                                    Ma Lou Marilou Alternative
                                                    Meurtre à L’extincteur -alternative
                                                    Lunatic Asylum -alternative
                                                    Variations Sur Marilou - Alternative

                                                    Militarie Gun

                                                    Life Under The Gun

                                                      The NME say “The latest and greatest band to emerge from the West Coast’s consistently-brilliant hardcore scene...Get in nice and early before it gets silly for this band.” Now Militarie Gun unleash their debut full-length, Life Under The Gun, an album almost impossible to describe without bouncing between contradictions. Is it abnormally aggressive pop music or is it unusually catchy hardcore? Is it deeply intellectual or is it satisfyingly primal? Is it a vulnerable attempt to unpack lifelong cycles of hurt, or is it a collection of world-beating, absurdist punk anthems? In the end, the answer is obvious: it’s all of it. It’s Militarie Gun. For fans of Idles, Turnstile, Cubby & The Gang, Bad Nerves, PUP, Drug Church, Zulu.

                                                      Fronted by former South London lovers rock vocal harmony group, Alpha (sisters Jackie & Jean Heron and Marlene Richardson), Take Three was the brain-child of writer/producer trio "S.H.E." - Steve Sinclair, Peter Hinds & Kevin Ellis.

                                                      Meeting each other at The Factory community centre in Paddington (now known as the Yaa Asantewa centre and in the last few years, The Yaa Centre) Steve & Kevin began a partnership writing and directing their own theatre productions as part of The Black Theatre Co-Op, which called the centre home at the time. When a song they had written together for one of their productions received praise and plaudits, the path toward writing and producing records began, bringing in more seasoned hand Peter Hinds - formerly a member of key brit funk groups Light of the World and Beggar & Co, and player with Incognito, Imagination & Loose Ends - to complete the circle.

                                                      Following on from Freestyle's reissue of the group's first single around this time last year, in the form of 1983's Tonight's the Night, we decided to drop another killer 12" from the Take Three vaults - this time it's their last single released as Take Three in 1985. Can't Get Enough (of Your Love) was originally licensed out to, and released by Andy Sojka's seminal Elite label. It features two super extended mixes - the A side's "Soul mix" showcases the girls's harmonies pinned down by a big & heavy synth bass groove before moving into boogie-dub territory, while the B side "Reggae mix" introduces an ofbeat skank heightening the vocal stylings' lovers-esque tendancies.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Can't Get Enough (Of Your Love) [Soul Mix]
                                                      2. Can't Get Enough (Of Your Love) [Reggae Mix]

                                                      Domenico Lancellotti's SRAMBA reaches back to the roots of samba whilst completely revamping its blueprint, indoctrinating guitar and percussion-led rhythms with analogue synthesisers, courtesy of album producer Ricardo Dias Gomes.

                                                      The majority of SRAMBA was recorded over two months in The Cave - Domenico's home studio in Lisbon, the city both Brazilian ex-pats reside in, where the arrival of a couple of Russian-designed synths purchased by Ricardo influenced the direction of their initial experimentation: "Ricardo had these instruments, modular machines" remembers Domenico, "and I had my guitar, some percussion instruments. On the first day we started making sounds and recording them, and songs started to appear, sambas started to appear."

                                                      The son of a renowned samba songwriter, at home Domenico would watch his father play and compose. At parties, the adults would hand his father a tamborim (a small tambourine) and ask him to play along. "I grew up inside samba, it's my roots", he says. "For me, everything is samba, I bring it into whatever style of music I am making".

                                                      Domenico and Ricardo instantly saw how the synthesisers were not at odds with the sambas they were playing, instead they had a similar sound to its typical percussion instruments (ganza, repinique, surdo, tarol). What's more, they saw a connection with roots samba, the samba that existed before bossa nova and samba jazz came along. This was rhythmic samba, with grooves that could go on ad infinitum. "It's samba de clave, geometrically structured" says Domenico. "It's ostinato samba", adds Ricardo.

                                                      "Diga" is a great example of what their proposal is capable of, as what begins as a glitchy machine whirring into action soon turns into a glorious samba in which the gurgles and scratchy beats coming from the analogue equipment only add to the arrangement. Likewise, on "Tá Brabo" it's an aching melody from one of the synths that gives the guitar rhythm its needed counterpoint, and shows how the duo's greatest accomplishment is not in invention alone, but in creating a great samba album. It's an album that can go from the opening track "Ere" with its reverberant bass thud, mantra-like vocals and staccato rhythms to the string-accompanied "Nada Sera de Outra Maneira", a swooning samba that pays tribute to the Brazilian ensemble Tamba Trio, who along with Tom Zé's Estudando O Samba, Domenico names as the biggest influence on their treatment of samba.

                                                      Other important reference points are made clear on "Um Abraço No Faust". One of three instrumentals on the album its title riffs off a JoãoGilberto song, "Um Abraço no Bonfá", but whereas JoãoGilberto was giving a hug (um abraço) to bossa nova guitarist Luiz Bonfá, Domenico and Ricardo are giving theirs to the German avant-gardists Faust. "Quem Samba", with its horn section and dramatic melody give a whiff of Domenico's Italian ancestry, while "Descomunal" is devoid of rhythm whatsoever, guest vocalist Tori singing over a bed of electronic drums, cello and swirling synths, that highlights the duo's unwillingness to stick to a particular formula.

                                                      Both Domenico Lancellotti and Ricardo Dias Gomes are revered names within Brazilian music over the past 20 years. As a member of the +2's, with Moreno Veloso and Kassin, Domenico released a trio of albums on Luaka Bop in the early 00s that pioneered a new Rio samba sound with elements of funk and psychedelia. With Veloso and Kassin he would later form Orquestra Imperial, a big band intent on reviving ballroom (gafieira) samba, and that has worked with guest vocalists such as Seu Jorge, Elza Soares and Ed Motta. SRAMBA is his fourth solo album. Multi-instrumentalist Ricardo Dias Gomes first came to notice as a member of Caetano Veloso's band Cê which helped reinvigorate Caetano's career with a sound influenced by British new wave. As well as collaborations with Lucas Santtana, Negro Leo and Thiago Nassif, and work with his own group Do Amor, he has released a series of acclaimed solo albums that reveal a restless music-maker.

                                                      SRAMBA is a glorious showcase of the duo's style, uniting Domenico's playful lyrics and rhythmic, samba-rooted songs with with Ricardo's assured accompaniment of unorthodox textures and instrumentations. It may be a new language for samba, machine samba (samba de máquina), but as Domenico says, "samba da máquina is samba".

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Erê
                                                      2. Um Abraço No Faust
                                                      3. Diga
                                                      4. Aterrizar
                                                      5. Tá Brabo
                                                      6. Mole
                                                      7. Nada Será De Outra Maneira
                                                      8. Quem Samba (feat. Marcia)
                                                      9. Descomunal (feat. Tori)
                                                      10. Florescer

                                                      The Brand New Heavies

                                                      Never Stop... The Best Of

                                                        2023 marks 35 years since the first single by The Brand New Heavies and here we have twenty-one seminal tracks from Acid Jazz royalty, The Brand New Heavies, who transcended London’s local funk scene to become to enjoy global success across with hits such as ‘Sometimes’, ‘You Are The Universe’, ‘Dream on Dreamer’, ‘Midnight at The Oasis’ and more.

                                                        This new compilation brings together all the singles from the band’s time with London Records, featuring 15 Top 40, 5 Top 20, and 1 Top 10 UK hits.

                                                        All formats feature new liner notes from producer and long-time fan Mark Ronson. 

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Never Stop
                                                        2. Dream Come True
                                                        3. Got To Give
                                                        4. Don’t Let It Go To Your Head
                                                        5. Stay This Way
                                                        6. Dream On Dreamer
                                                        7. Back To Love
                                                        8. Midnight At The Oasis
                                                        9. Spend Some Time
                                                        10. Close To You
                                                        11. Sometimes
                                                        12. You Are The Universe
                                                        13. You’ve Got A Friend
                                                        14. Shelter
                                                        15. Saturday Nite
                                                        16. Apparently Nothing
                                                        17. People Get Ready
                                                        18. Bonafied Funk
                                                        19. Brother Sister
                                                        20. Mind Trips
                                                        21. You Can Do It

                                                        CD 2
                                                        1. Stay This Way (Bob Sinclar Remix)
                                                        2. Dream Come True (Heavies Mix)
                                                        3. Never Stop (Heavies Mix)
                                                        4. Back To Love (GP Club Mix)
                                                        5. Midnight At The Oasis (Roger S Underground Network Mix)
                                                        6. Spend Some Time (Brothers In Rhythm Club Mix)
                                                        7. Close To You (Masters At Work Remix)
                                                        8. Sometimes (Monsieur D’s Underground Behaviour Mix)
                                                        9. You Are The Universe (Tuff Jam’s 2 In 1 Remix)
                                                        10. Saturday Nite (Full Intention Club Mix)

                                                        Melanie De Biasio

                                                        Il Viaggio

                                                          ‘Il Viaggio’ is an offering, a quest for musical, physical, and spiritual renewal, born from an emotional memory awakened. Joining the concrete and ambient, it drifts from the natural sounds of a new day towards a dreamed world.

                                                          Taking to the road to reinvent oneself is the common thread running through this album, which is organized as a sonic journey in two parts, Lay Your Ear To The Rail (Disc 1) and The Chaos Azure (Disc 2).

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1 Lay Your Ear To The Rail
                                                          2 Nonnarina
                                                          3 Il Vento
                                                          4 We Never Kneel To Pray
                                                          5 I'm Looking For
                                                          6 Mi Ricordo Di Te
                                                          7 Chiesa
                                                          8 Now Is Narrow
                                                          9 San Liberatore
                                                          10 The Chaos Azure
                                                          11 Alba

                                                          Perry Blake

                                                          Perry Blake - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                            Released for the first time on vinyl, Perry Blake's critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album will be released with 3 stunning bonus tracks, Killing Time, Ulysses The Sorrow of Spring...

                                                            Perry Blake is a deep and complex album, full of dark melancholic masterpieces that is a swirl of deep, emotional & haunting vocals, which gained him an abundance of 5 star reviews across the UK & Europe...

                                                            With his first 2 singles from this album, ‘The Hunchback of San Francisco’ and ‘Genevieve’ were Jo Whiley singles of the week on BBC Radio 1 in the UK...

                                                            Perry Blake, Sligo-born singer / songwriter, is one of music’s great untapped resources. After his first 3 singles taken from his debut album, received Singles of the week on Jo Wiley BBC Radio 1, Blake moved to France, where he was met with critical acclaim with his next 4 albums, touring Europe with Carla Bruni and wrote 2 songs for Francoise Hardy’s platinum selling album ‘Tant de belles choses’ appearing on various TV shows in France as her special guest…

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1.Little Boys & Little Girls
                                                            2.The Hunchback Of San Francisco
                                                            4.Anouska (I Want To Come Home)
                                                            5.Broken Statue
                                                            6.Genevieve (The Pilot Of Your Thighs)
                                                            7.So Long
                                                            8.Naked Man
                                                            9.Widows By The Radio
                                                            10.Weeping Tree
                                                            11.House In The Clouds
                                                            12.Killing Time (Bonus Track)
                                                            13.Ulysses (Bonus Track)
                                                            14.The Sorrow Of Spring (Bonus Track)

                                                            Rain Parade

                                                            Last Rays Of A Dying Sun

                                                              Original band members Matt Piucci and Steven Roback release Rain Parade’s third studio album.

                                                              The reunited Rain Parade are one of the leading lights of the Paisley Underground scene in the early and mid-’80s in Los Angeles.

                                                              “...producer Jim Hill returns for a record... loyal to psychedelic tropes and muscular melodies. The best tracks gently slip their moorings, as with the sour fuzzed guitar and damaged lyrics of ’Got The Fear’, and hazy warp and alchemical concerns of the insinuatingly addictive ‘Green’. ‘Bring You Back’’s bright psych-pop shows Rain Parade’s sunnier side.” (Nick Hasted, Uncut).

                                                              Featuring special guest musicians including Debbie and Vicki Peterson of The Bangles.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1. Angel Sister
                                                              2. Last Rays Of A Dying Sun
                                                              3. Couldn’t Stand To Be Alone
                                                              4. Bring You Back
                                                              5. Got The Fear
                                                              6. Share Your Love
                                                              7. Sunday’s Almost Gone
                                                              8. Green
                                                              9. Forgetfulness
                                                              10. Other Side Of You
                                                              11. Left The Fire

                                                              Philippe Cohen Solal & Kezia Jones

                                                              Class Of 89

                                                                Spring 89: Philippe Cohen Solal discovers Keziah Jones singing with his guitar in front of a Parisian café. More than thirty years after their first demos, the two friends present Class Of 89: an EP of four songs that mixes their respective influences, between electronic beats, electric saturations and acoustic warmth. The project was recorded at Substudioz, with the help of beatmaker and sound engineer Marc "Babylotion" Damblé. From the good mood of the feelgood "Give Thanks & Praises" to the revisited afro-beat of "Liberation, Elevation", Class of 89 makes us hear what the music of friendship and creative freedom could sound like.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1. Give Thanks & Praises
                                                                2. How Many Times
                                                                3. Liberation, Elevation
                                                                4. NO (2 Letters)

                                                                Dylan Jones

                                                                Loaded : The Life (and Afterlife) Of The Velvet Underground

                                                                  Dylan Jones' definitive oral history of The Velvet Underground draws on contributions from remaining members, contemporaneous musicians, critics, film-makers, and the generation of artists who emerged in their wake, to celebrate not only their impact but their legacy, which burns brighter than ever into the 21st century. Rebellion always starts somewhere, and in the music world of the transgressive teen whether it be the 1960s of the 2020s, The Velvet Underground represent ground zero. Crystallizing the idea of the bohemian, urban, narcissistic art school gang, around a psychedelic rock and roll band - a stylistic idea that evolved in the rarefied environs of Andy Warhol's Factory - The Velvets were the first major American rock group with a mixed gender line-up; they never smiled in photographs, wore sunglasses indoors, and in the process invented the archetype that would be copied by everyone from Sid Vicious to Bobby Gillespie.

                                                                  They were avant-garde nihilists, writing about drug abuse, prostitution, paranoia, and sado-masochistic sex at a time when the rest of the world was singing about peace and love. In that sense they invented punk. It could even be argued they invented modern New York.

                                                                  And then some. Drawing on interviews and material relating to all major players from Lou Reed, John Cale, Mo Tucker, Andy Warhol, Jon Savage, Nico, David Bowie, Mary Harron and many more, award-winning journalist Dylan Jones breaks down the band's whirlwind of subversion and, in a narrative rich in drama and detail, with an irresistible narrative pull, proves why The Velvets remain the original kings and queens of edge.

                                                                  Ed Gillett

                                                                  Party Lines : Dance Music And The Making Of Modern Britain

                                                                    'A fascinating deep dive' Jeremy DellerFrom the illicit reggae blues dances and acid-rock free festivals of the 1970s, through the ecstasy-fuelled Second Summer of Love in 1988, to the increasingly corporate dance music culture of the post-Covid era, Party Lines is a groundbreaking new history of UK dance music, exploring its pivotal role in the social, political and economic shifts on which modern Britain has been built. Taking in the Victorian moralism of the Thatcher years, the far-reaching restrictions of the Criminal Justice Act in 1994, and the resurgence of illegal raves during the Covid-19 pandemic, Party Lines charts an ongoing conflict, fought in basement clubs, abandoned warehouses and sunlit fields, between the revolutionary potential of communal sound and the reactionary impulses of the British establishment. Brought to life with stunning clarity and depth, this is social and cultural history at its most immersive, vital and shocking.

                                                                    Johnny Marr

                                                                    Marr's Guitars

                                                                      A stunning photographic presentation of the guitars that defined the distinctive sounds and style of Johnny Marr with personal reflections and insights from the legendary guitarist himself. 'Guitars have been the obsession of my life ... they've been a mission and sometimes a lifeline' - Johnny Marr The guitarist's guitarist, Johnny Marr redefined music for a generation.

                                                                      His ringing arpeggios and chordal innovations helped elevate The Smiths to be one of the most influential and important British bands of all time. Tracing Marr's career from his teenage years to his recent work on the Bond soundtrack, Marr's Guitars showcases the most significant of Marr's superb collection of electric and acoustic guitars, revealing through them the evolution of his iconic sound and style of playing. Each guitar is identified with a crucial moment, a specific song or a particular sound, and each embodies a key aspect of Marr's lifelong passion.

                                                                      Renowned photographer Pat Graham presents each instrument as a full portrait, supported by micro shots highlighting the specific details that make each one unique, while Johnny Marr himself reveals in his accompanying commentary on what tracks and at which shows the guitars were played. Many of the guitars are closely associated with Marr, such as the Rickenbacker 330, the Gibson ES-355 and the Johnny Marr Signature Fender Jaguar. Some were passed down to him, including Nile Rodgers' Stratocaster, Bryan Ferry's Roxy Music Hagstrom and Bert Jansch's Yamaha.

                                                                      Others are guitars once owned by Marr that have since been passed on to the next generation of guitar heroes, including the Stratocaster used by Noel Gallagher on 'Wonderwall' and the Gibson Les Paul Goldtop used on In Rainbows by Radiohead's Ed O'Brien. Punctuating the photography of the guitars and the accompanying commentary are contextual studio, backstage and onstage shots. Together, they make Marr's Guitars a unique cultural history of modern music and guitar playing told through the prism of Johnny Marr's experiences and achievements.

                                                                      Oliver Coates

                                                                      Aftersun - OST

                                                                        The score, lighter and more delicate than Oliver Coates’ previously released music, functions as shadows or half-glimpses, a glowing form of ambient music which adds emotional colour to the cinematography. Aftersun features ‘One Without’, the much talked about piece of music used in the final scene and credits – the one that audiences have been known to sit in silence through the credits for. ‘One Without’ was made away from the film after the composer’s first meeting with Charlotte Wells, the director. On it, the strings are reversed and sped up a little, Each harmony has the next chord bleeding into it because of the reversed tails. The string vibrato is slightly unreal because the playback is faster and Coates explains that the “whole score is derived from the music within this final piece.” The film is a poetic meditation and gradual emotional arc towards the presence of absence, of another story not revealed. It is the light of the camera work, the physical gait of the actors and the music which come together in a climatic resolution.

                                                                        Coates’ score stands for memory within the film, a growing awareness that the film might be a memory trawl to try and make sense of trauma. The score makes the film feel like it is starting to become self-aware, like a film within a film. Over time the score develops and helps the viewer move beyond the naturalistic and the diegetic. It is made of simple elements, old synths, reversed and slowed down strings. These, the composer explains “gradually reveal the sluggishness in Calum’s (Paul Mescal) demeanour, suggesting something hanging over him.”

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Memory Opening
                                                                        2. One Without
                                                                        3. Bus
                                                                        4. DVCAM
                                                                        5. Swimming Pool - Sky
                                                                        6. Boat
                                                                        7. Ocean>Rave
                                                                        8. Gliders Peace Of Mind
                                                                        9. Tai Chi
                                                                        10. Sophie Pool With The Guys
                                                                        11. Night
                                                                        12. Limit
                                                                        13. Happy Birthday Sophie
                                                                        14. Last Dance (score)
                                                                        15. Afterglow
                                                                        16. I Love You

                                                                        Viktor Vaughn

                                                                        Vaudeville Villain

                                                                          Back in 2003, during an incredible period of growth and reinvention for legendary artist MF DOOM, he introduced us to one of his numer- ous alter egos, Viktor Vaughn. As the story goes, Viktor Vaughn was an interdimensional time-traveling MC from an alternate realm where Hip-Hop was banned. He’d been exploring time and space looking for new dimensions to sharpen him to 90s era NYC, where he found himself stranded due to a mechanical mishap with his time machine. He began hitting open mics and small venues, battling other MCs and picking up a few side-hustles in order to raise enough funds to repair his time machine and get back to his travels.

                                                                          Vaudeville Villain is a concept album like no other, where MF DOOM re-envisions himself as a younger, hungrier, more brazen persona, in order to explore subjects new and old from a different point of view. Of course, developing a second self from a more technologically advanced universe, he wanted to take a new approach to the produc- tion too. Viktor Vaughn fittingly raps over next-school beats that move freely in spaces between Electronica and Hip Hop, all courtesy of Sound-Ink producers King Honey, Heat Sensor and Max Bill, with the exception of one track produced by RJD2. Featuring all original lyrics by DOOM, with a few notable guest appearances from M. Sayyid (Anti-Pop Consortium), Lord Sear, Apani B Fly MC, Louis Logic, and more, Vaudeville Villain is one of the more uniquely creative entries in the MF DOOM universe.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          01 - Overture
                                                                          02 - Vaudeville Villain
                                                                          03 - Lickupon
                                                                          04 - The Drop
                                                                          05 - Lactose And Lecithin
                                                                          06 - A Dead Mouse
                                                                          07 - RaeDawn
                                                                          08 - Let Me Watch Feat. Apani B. As Nikki
                                                                          09 - Open Mic Nite, Pt. 1 Feat. Brother Sambuca, Lord Sear, Louis Logic, Rodan As Dr. Moreau.
                                                                          10 - Saliva
                                                                          11 - Modern Day Mugging
                                                                          12 - Open Mic Nite, Pt. 2 Feat. AJ Ready Wright, Creature, Lord Sear
                                                                          13 - Never Dead Feat. M. Sayyid As Curtis Strifer
                                                                          14 - Popsnot
                                                                          15 - Mr. Clean
                                                                          16 - G.M.C.
                                                                          17 - Change The Beat

                                                                          Mind & Matter

                                                                          1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement)

                                                                            Boasting a perfectly calibrated vocal quartet, an aggressive rhythm section, and stacks of Rhodes, Rolands, and Hammond keyboards, Mind & Matter were instrumental in creating the Minneapolis Sound. Tracked in 1977, this bundle of never-before-released basement demos throw Jimmy Jan Harris’ beloved Philadelphia Sound into an unfinished root cellar, pelting it with Clavinet attacks, disco skats, and infectious hooks. Named for the street address of its underground uptown genesis, 1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement) is an organic alternative to a late-’70s Prince songbook gone increasingly synthetic.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1. No One Else Can Do It To Me Baby
                                                                            2. The Wonder Of It All
                                                                            3. My Love Is Like A Fire
                                                                            4. I Don’t Know Why (I Love You Like I Do)
                                                                            6. Disco Child
                                                                            7. When You’re Touching Me
                                                                            8. Would Be Mine
                                                                            9. Virgin Lady


                                                                            Phantasea Farm EP

                                                                              New York City four-piece c*mgirl8 (aka cg8) announce their debut 4AD EP phantasea pharm, out 18 August, and share a new song from the project ‘gothgirl1.’ Made up of Lida Fox (bass), Veronika Vilim (guitar), Chase Lombardo (drums) and Avishag Rodrigues (guitar), phantasea pharm was born out of an obsession with Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Old McDonald’ ahead of a show in Charlottesville, Virginia. The band decided to pay homage. Vilim dressed up in a cow leotard with pig accessories, Lombardo in a g-string and apron that read ‘The Grillfather,’ Rodrigues became a lawn mower, and Fox took on the role of a sexy rooster. “We went on stage that night and told everyone we were a ‘Fantasy Farm.’” They knew then that would become the basis of their new EP.

                                                                              Last month’s single ‘cicciolina’ was a perfect introduction, a tribute to the Hungarian-Italian pornstar turned politician Ilona Staller, aka Cicciolina. The new single ‘gothgirl1’ opens another chapter. Written with Nick Launay (Kate Bush, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Slits), during the band’s stay at Barbizon, “a magical artist hotel nestled on the edge of a mushroom forest,” the result is a four-minute cut of hypnotizing eroticism that perfectly captures the dark mysticism of its genesis.

                                                                              phantasea pharm follows last year’s standalone single ‘dumb bitch’ and EP’s c*mgirl8 (2020) and RIPc*mgirl8 (2021), and arrives in the midst of their headlining EU/UK tour and festival run that has seen them play Primavera, The Great Escape, London Calling, and more. c*mgirl8 will then make their return to UK later this Summer joining the line-up for Greenman and Core Festival after having opened for Le Tigre in North America.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Cicciolina
                                                                              2. Dead Pixels
                                                                              3. Cursed Angel
                                                                              4. Picture Party Ft. Christeene
                                                                              5. Gothgirl1
                                                                              6. Pritney Llc

                                                                              Alan Palomo

                                                                              World Of Hassle

                                                                                It’s been almost eight years since Alan Palomo, the auteur musician/producer behind the long-running avant-pop project Neon Indian, released a full body of music. For years before then, he’d garnered a strong and loyal fanbase and his music, while entrenched in the scenes at the time, sat apart from them, creating a movement of its own. VEGA Intl, ignited further interest in him and broadened the audience's scope, gaining more critical acclaim than previously, well received albums.

                                                                                World of Hassle is a vivid piece of world-building that takes listeners into a slightly surreal pocket dimension saturated with anxiety and nostalgia, where jazz-funk and wide-shouldered Claude Montana suits never went out of style, and the Cold War chill that suffused Leonard Cohen’s I’m Your Man never lifted. World of Hassle is a Pynchonesque place, packed with characters and situations rendered in dreamily absurdist strokes—guerilla freedom fighters camped out in a Rainforest Cafe in “The Wailing Mall,” a crumbling ex-pop star in “The Return of Mickey Milan,” the Leisure Suit Larry-does-Ibiza fantasy of “Nudista Mundial ’89” (featuring Mac DeMarco), whose indelible hooks and accompanying absurdist animated video by Johnny Woods immediately propelled the song to critical accolades and broad social sharing upon its release last month.

                                                                                From the intricate fictional details packed into the cover art (co-created by Palomo and designer Robert Beatty), to the lyrical collage of pop culture and political references, to the music’s early-digital sheen, the album evokes the 80s golden age of rock stars like Bryan Ferry and Sting leaving their own breakthrough projects to strike out as jazzy solo musicians. It’s parody, sure—of rock star ego trips, the mall-ification of America, and our own self-obsession, even on the brink of apocalypse—but it’s also dead serious, the sound of history repeating itself as the Doomsday Clock clicks past its Reagan-era maximum and nuclear anxiety comes back into style along with digital synthesizers and sax solos. The deeper it pulls you into its own uncanny reality, the clearer it becomes how thin the borders are between Alan Palomo’s World of Hassle and our own.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. The Wailing Mall
                                                                                2. Meutrière (feat. Flore Benguigui)
                                                                                3. La Madrileña
                                                                                4. Nudista Mundial ’89 (feat. Mac DeMarco)
                                                                                5. The Return Of Mickey Milan
                                                                                6. Stay-At-Home DJ
                                                                                7. Club People
                                                                                8. Alibi For Petra
                                                                                9. Nobody’s Woman
                                                                                10. Is There Nightlife After Death?
                                                                                11. Big Night Of Heartache
                                                                                12. The Island Years
                                                                                13. Trouble In Mind


                                                                                Prisoners Of Love And Hate

                                                                                  Prisoners Of Love And Hate is an offering to community, to desires that imprison and liberate, to people in all their divinity and ugliness. Apostille - aka Night School Records’ captain Michael Kasparis - presents his third album with a bang, a bursting ball of NRG, empathy and bristling living.

                                                                                  Like its predecessor Choose Life, Prisoners... was recorded in Full Ashram Celestial Garden in Glasgow with Lewis Cook (Free Love) through 2022. A 9 song treatise on Pop music, trauma, ecstasy and the mundanities between the extremes, Kasparis takes on classic 80s Synth Pop, 90s House music, 00’s Trance, wistful balladry, 70’s Power Pop. The thread that runs through the album is a boundless energy, an openness to the moment, to living the pains and joys equally, open armed.

                                                                                  This is a place of no judgement, of possibility, challenge and comfort. The nine songs on Prisoners... can be read as separate ruminations on the feelings and desires that imprison our experience. Through it all the narrator struggles against them, transported and fooled by love and longing, peering through the bars of anguish, flailing in a cell of emotions. Saturday Night, Still Breathing breaks the album open with an invigorating scream and pounds into the night with a nod to Whigfield, Kasparis’ Punk roots and House music. Over a thumping 909 kick and bassline, Kasparis pens a love letter to being with people, the collective energy of hearts in a room, thrumming together, making it through together. Written as private ritual magic, manifesting community during a time of isolation, it’s as if the party is the most important thing in the world. Rely On Me imagines 80s Mute Synth Pop, Erasure fronted by Bruce Springsteen, romance doomed and forever perfect in the mind. Spit Pit completes the opening triptych of fast paced rollercoasters, an ode to childhood forged out of change and discomfort told with a bold, epic production by Lewis Cook, AFX breakbeats, 160BPM kicks and a commanding vocal performance.

                                                                                  On People Make This City, Kasparis eases off the gas, lets the mist blowing in from the Clyde River blow over his version of Glasgow. A wistful ballad about small town gossip and coming through anger to leaving it all behind, it provides some shadow to the bright light of the vibrancy of the album. Natural Angel owes much to 70s and 80s power pop, guitar melodrama, Thin Lizzy and Rick Springfield through the prism of co-dependence in relationships. It’s a theme that’s picked up in slow burner Nothing But Perfect, a hazy synth soul-inflected song about building your own mythology, constructing a dream to hide in, to hold on to. The most surprising track of the album, Summer of ’03 re-imagines the Trance music of early naughties Europe into a lament for an eternal summer or as a fan once put it, “Meat Loaf with a donk on it.” A recognition that all ecstasy has tragedy laced within it, it’s a theme that is sewn through out the LP and continued on the final song Feel Good (You Can Make Me). Referencing Shalamar’s 1982 mega hit by way of N-Trance’s piano riffs, the epic closer is riddled with heartbreak, vulnerability and power. It’s a testament to the new confidence in Kasparis’s songwriting, sure, but also to the enduring power of people to come together in mutual dependence and love. If ecstasy is always laced with tragedy, the Prisoners of Love and Hate can always reach out between the bars to meet in the middle, the eternal now.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. Saturday Night, Still Breathing
                                                                                  2. Rely On Me
                                                                                  3. Spit Pit
                                                                                  4. People Make This City
                                                                                  5. Natural Angel
                                                                                  6. Disease To Please
                                                                                  7. Nothing But Perfect
                                                                                  8. Summer Of 0’3
                                                                                  9. Feel Good (You Can Make Me)


                                                                                  Snowboarding In Argentina - 25th Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                  Dance music has always been grounded in a sense of place. Chicago, Detroit, London, Berlin—a zip code
                                                                                  can tell you as much about the music as the year it was made.

                                                                                  But beyond the nuts and bolts of the here and now lies a netherzone where some of the best electronic
                                                                                  music floats, impossible to pin down. Swayzak’s Snowboarding in Argentina is one such record.

                                                                                  The title hints at its uncanny placelessness. The music has nothing outwardly to do with Argentina, for one
                                                                                  thing. The work of UK producers David Nicholas Brown and James S. Taylor, it was recorded in a number
                                                                                  of locations—mostly bedrooms—around London. Yet there is little that is quintessentially British about the
                                                                                  music. Instead, Brown and Taylor drew much of their inspiration from, on the one hand, the luminous chords and silky heft of Detroit techno, and on the other, the staccato drums and clipped textures that were then beginning to bubble out of Berlin and Cologne.

                                                                                  That brings us to the question of time. For if Snowboarding in Argentina belongs to nowhere, it is equally a
                                                                                  product of nowhen.

                                                                                  On a practical level, the music took shape in the mid to late 1990s, although it took nearly 10 years for it to come to fruition. Brown and Taylor began jamming on instruments, then machines, in the late 1980s. Then,
                                                                                  after Brown suffered a serious car accident, the two musicians began working together more seriously. Trial and error yielded a promising single with a downtempo vibe that a hired-gun studio producer promptly ruined; Swayzak retreated to their bedrooms. They learned about Chain Reaction from a radio show, found new ways to burrow into the circuitry of their machines, and by 1996 they had hit upon their sound. brought 10 copies of the first to Berlin’s Hard Wax, sold them directly to the shop for a fistful of Deutschmarks, and turned around and spent the money on records; that’s how DIY electronic music worked in those days.) The album itself appeared in 1998 on London’s Pagan label and quickly built a cult following. It was clear that the music was in conversation with its contemporaries: Heard from the right angle, it was possible to imagine it as a halfway point between the proto progressive house of Underworld and the monochromatic minimalism of Kompakt. But it also didn’t quite sound like anything else around; it was a dispatch from an unknown territory that needed no special understanding to decipher.

                                                                                  A quarter century later, Snowboarding in Argentina sounds simply eternal. Certain hallmarks of ’90s production are available—the music’s almost murky warmth is a reminder of what electronic music sounded like before software swallowed everything into its digital maw—but there’s nothing dated about it. The exploratory nature of these tracks, as the result of experimenting with their machines’ limitations, never eclipses their musical or emotional essence.

                                                                                  Long since been deemed a classic, Snowboarding in Argentina remains an underdog in the annals of electronic music. Its semi-obscurity was surely not helped by the decision to publish nine of its original 12 tracks on the CD, and seven on the vinyl, with only four appearing on both formats. Twenty-five years after
                                                                                  its original release, Lapsus’ Perennial Series edition unites, for the first time, all the album’s tracks as a single triple-vinyl package, rounding out the 12 original songs with previously unreleased material. Working
                                                                                  off the original DAT premasters, Swayzak have created new edits of all the tracks. The result might be considered the definitive edition of the album as it was meant to be, after a 25-year journey. It seems fitting that an album so timeless would continue morphing throughout its lifespan. For fans, it’s the chance to hear a beloved album as never before. And for newcomers, it’s the perfect introduction to a record that, in its own quiet way, reshaped the sound of electronic music, opening up new frontiers unbound by cartography or calendars.

                                                                                  The core of Snowboarding in Argentina appeared on a series of three two-track singles in 1997. (Taylor brought 10 copies of the first to Berlin’s Hard Wax, sold them directly to the shop for a fistful of Deutschmarks, and turned around and spent the money on records; that’s how DIY electronic music worked in those days.) The album itself appeared in 1998 on London’s Pagan label and quickly built a cult following. It was clear that the music was in conversation with its contemporaries: Heard from the right angle, it was possible to imagine it as a halfway point between the proto progressive house of Underworld and the monochromatic minimalism of Kompakt. But it also didn’t quite sound like anything else around; it was a dispatch from an unknown territory that needed no special understanding to decipher.

                                                                                  A quarter century later, Snowboarding in Argentina sounds simply eternal. Certain hallmarks of ’90s production are available—the music’s almost murky warmth is a reminder of what electronic music sounded like before software swallowed everything into its digital maw—but there’s nothing dated about it. The exploratory nature of these tracks, as the result of experimenting with their machines’ limitations, never eclipses their musical or emotional essence.

                                                                                  Long since been deemed a classic, Snowboarding in Argentina remains an underdog in the annals of electronic music. Its semi-obscurity was surely not helped by the decision to publishnine of its original 12 tracks on the CD, and seven on the vinyl, with only four appearing on both formats. Twenty-five years after its original release, Lapsus’ Perennial Series edition unites, for the first time, all the album’s tracks as a single triple-vinyl package, rounding out the 12 original songs with previously unreleased material. Working off the original DAT premasters, Swayzak have created new edits of all the tracks. The result might be considered the definitive edition of the album as it was meant to be, after a 25-year journey. It seems fitting that an album so timeless would continue morphing throughout its lifespan. For fans, it’s the chance to hear a beloved album as never before. And for newcomers, it’s the perfect introduction to a record that, in its own quiet way, reshaped the sound of electronic music, opening up new frontiers unbound by cartography or calendars.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  A1. Speedboat (2023 Edit)
                                                                                  A2. Low Res Skyline (2023 Edit)
                                                                                  B1. Blocks (2023 Edit)
                                                                                  B2. Burma Heights (2023 Edit)
                                                                                  B3. Skin Diving (2023 Edit)
                                                                                  C1. Fukumachi (2023 Edit)
                                                                                  C2. L.o.9.v.e. (2023 Edit)
                                                                                  C3 .Cone (Mix 2)
                                                                                  D1. Bueno (2023 Edit)
                                                                                  D2. French Dub (2023 Edit)
                                                                                  D3. Evil Dub (2023 Edit)
                                                                                  E1. Blufarm (Abbey Road 2023 Edit)
                                                                                  E2. Unknown Mind
                                                                                  E3. Bueno (Ambient Mix)
                                                                                  F1. Speedboat (96 Demo)
                                                                                  F2. L.o.9.v.e. (Boat Mix, 2023 Edit)
                                                                                  F3. Redfarm (Abbey Road 2023 Edit)

                                                                                  Steely Dan

                                                                                  Pretzel Logic - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                    At long last: the classic Steely Dan catalog is back on vinyl. Led by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, Steely Dan released 7 albums from 1972-1980. The vinyl series continues with Pretzel Logic; the band’s first Top 10 album featuring the massive hit “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                    Rikki Don't Lose That Number
                                                                                    Night By Night
                                                                                    Any Major Dude Will Tell You
                                                                                    East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                    Parker's Band
                                                                                    Through With Buzz
                                                                                    Pretzel Logic
                                                                                    With A Gun
                                                                                    Charlie Freak
                                                                                    Monkey In Your Soul

                                                                                    The Body

                                                                                    I Shall Die Here / Earth Triumphant

                                                                                      I Shall Die Here / Earth Triumphant is an expanded edition of the fourth full-length album by The Body, first released to widespread acclaim, and terror, in 2014. Sharing their moribund vision with Bobby Krlic, aka The Haxan Cloak, the tried andtrue sound of The Body is shred to pieceson I Shall Die Here, mutilated by processand re-animated in a spectral state by the collaboration. This double album set is expanded with the previously unreleased Earth Triumphant, a full-length companion album that would become I Shall Die Here, showcasing The Body’s brutality in its most primal form. With both albums revisited by The Body and Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets and remastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis Studios, this is the definitive edition of a shocking classic of unbridled bleakness and innovation.

                                                                                      Formed by drummer Lee Buford and guitarist Chip King in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1999, The Body soon relocated to Providence, Rhode Island. The duo remained in Providence for a decade before moving west to their current home of Portland, Oregon. Their debut self-titled album (Moganano, 2003) and on the widely-acclaimed, classification curtailing of All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood (At A Loss, 2011) readied the band for even more experimentations. The employment of the Assembly of Light Choir’s classical chorales on All the Waters, alongside more industrial music techniques such as vocal sampling and drum programming, prompted RVNG to inquire with King and Buford which darker corners of the electronic universe they were presumably interested in exploring.

                                                                                      The undertaking of I Shall Die Here was aided by Seth Manchester and Keith Souza, The Body’s long standing engineer and creative collaborator, and noted producer Bobby Krlic. Krlic’s own work as The Haxan Cloak struck a similarly despairing chord to The Body with the celebrated Excavation (Tri Angle, 2013), itself a minimalist evocation of the afterlife. I Shall Die Here shares similar nether space with the morbidly deviating darkness of Excavation, but remains sculpturally frozen in a sort of earthen purgatory. The Body’s musical approach, engraved by Buford’s colossal beats and King’s mad howl and bass-bladed guitar dirge, became something even more terrifying with Krlic’s post-mortem ambiences serving as both baseline and outer limit. I Shall Die Here sonically serrates the remains of metal’s already unidentifiable corpse and splays it amid tormented voices in shadow.

                                                                                      This expanded edition gives us a window into the creation of a classic with the inclusion of its in utero twin, Earth Triumphant. Recorded as a nearly finished album by Buford and King before The Haxan Cloak’s transformation,
                                                                                      it stands as a raw statement of intent, the original DNA for what would soon mutate into something wholly new. Fans of I Shall Die Here will find familiar sonic fragments in a more primitive state - like seeing an out-of-context photograph of a family member taken well before you knew them - but the album stands on its own in its minimalist brutality, a natural bridge to what The Body was soon to become.

                                                                                      The Body’s I Shall Die Here / Earth Triumphant will be released in digital and vinyl formats on June 30, 2023. On behalf of The Body, The Haxan Cloak, and RVNG Intl., a portion of the proceeds from this release will benefit Intransitive, an organization that works to advance the cause of Trans liberation in Arkansas through art, education, advocacy, organizing and culture in order to create effective systemic change and on-the-ground impact.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. To Carry The Seeds Of Death Within Me
                                                                                      2. Alone All The Way
                                                                                      3. The Night Knows No Dawn
                                                                                      4. Hail To Thee, Everlasting Pain
                                                                                      5. Our Souls Were Clean
                                                                                      6. Darkness Surrounds Us
                                                                                      7. Our New Genesis
                                                                                      8. No Sadness In The Many
                                                                                      9. A Testament To Willingness
                                                                                      10. A Cloud Broke Open
                                                                                      11. Wind On The Ocean, Wind On The Trees
                                                                                      12. Death At A Great Distance

                                                                                      Gareth Donkin

                                                                                      Welcome Home

                                                                                        Written and recorded in a series of bedroom studiosin England and France, London-based Gareth Donkin’s extraordinary debut, Welcome Home, showcases the 23-year-old’s stunning mix of instrumental virtuosity and emotional intuition, blending highly sophisticated melodic and harmonic craftsmanship with deeply moving lyrical explorations of longing, desire, and determination. The songs here draw on soul, funk, pop, yacht rock,hip-hop, jazz, and even bossa nova, hinting at times to everything from Michael Jackson and Bill Evans to George Benson and Jamiroquai, and Donkin’s performances are nothing short of mesmerizing, layering up instrument after instrument in the best one-man-band tradition of Prince or Stevie Wonder. The result is a moving work that’s equal parts brain and brawn, a masterful coming-of-age self-portrait from a young artist discovering himself—and his sound—one song at a time. Born with perfect pitch, Donkin was already fanatically obsessed with both jazz piano and drums before he turned twelve. In high school, he began DJing and teaching himself to record and sample, and by the time he headed to the Leeds College of Music to pursue a degree in production, he was already writing and recording his own material at home. His first single, “Catharsis,” would go on to rack up more than a million streams on Spotify, and a series of subsequent tracks would find similarly organic success and help land him a deal with the burgeoning drink sum wtr label. 

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        SIDE A
                                                                                        A1: Till The End Of Time (Night Sky)
                                                                                        A2: Something Different
                                                                                        A3: Whenever
                                                                                        A4: Nothing We Can't Get Through
                                                                                        A5: By Your Side
                                                                                        SIDE B
                                                                                        B1: Falling For You
                                                                                        B2: Don't Turn The Music Down
                                                                                        B3: Tell Me Something
                                                                                        B4: Looking For Me
                                                                                        B5: De La Soul 

                                                                                        Bob Stanley

                                                                                        Bee Gees : Children Of The World

                                                                                          The world is full of Bee Gees fans. Yet, for a band of such renown, little is known about Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb. Weren't two of them twins? Didn't one of them marry Lulu? Where does Andy fit into the Gibb family tree? And why did they storm out of that Clive Anderson interview?People tend to have their favourite era of the Bee Gees' career, but many listeners are also conscious that there is more to uncover about the band.

                                                                                          This book will provide the perfect route in, pulling together every fascinating strand to tell the story of a group with the imagination of the Beatles, the pop craft of ABBA, the drama of Fleetwood Mac and the emotional heft of the Beach Boys. Uniquely, the Bee Gees' tale spans the entire modern pop era - they are the only group to have scored British top-ten singles in the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s - and includes world-conquering disco successes like 'Stayin' Alive' and 'More Than a Woman', both from the soundtrack of hit film Saturday Night Fever. But the Bee Gees' extraordinary career was one of highs and lows.

                                                                                          From a vicious but temporary split in 1969 to several unreleased albums, disastrous TV and film appearances, and a demoralising cabaret season, the group weren't always revelling in the glow of million-selling albums, private jets and UNICEF concerts. Yet, even in the Gibbs' darkest times, their music was rarely out of the charts, as sung by the likes of Al Green, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, and Destiny's Child. Capturing the human story at the heart of the Bee Gees, this book will be a lyrical and stylish read, delighting hardcore fans with its details while engaging casual pop readers who simply want to know more about this important and enigmatic group.

                                                                                          Steve Turner & Adem Tepedelen

                                                                                          Mud Ride : A Messy Trip Through The Grunge Explosion

                                                                                            A down-and-dirty chronicle of the birth and evolution of the Seattle grunge scene-from amateur skate parks and underground hardcore clubs to worldwide phenomenon-as told by one of its founding fathers and lead guitarist of legendary alternative rock band, Mudhoney. In the late 80s and early 90s, Steve Turner and his friends-Seattle skate punks, hardcore kids, and assorted misfits-started forming bands in each other's basements and accidentally created a unique sound that spread far beyond their once-sleepy city. Mud Ride offers an inside look at the tight-knit grunge scene, the musical influences and experiments that shaped the grunge sound, and the story of Turner's bands, Green River and Mudhoney, which went from underground flophouse shows to selling out stadiums with Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

                                                                                            Including stories about the key moments, musicians, and albums from grunge's beginnings to its come-down from the highs of global success and stardom, this is the first account of the musical phenomenon that took over the world from someone who was there for it all. Written by Steve Turner, lead guitarist of Mudhoney, a foundational grunge band that inspired musical icons from Kurt Cobain to Sonic Youth, Mud Ride features a foreword by Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and never-before-seen photographs and grunge memorabilia throughout. Take a seat and ride through the messy and muddy grunge scene that grew from the basements of the Northwest and went on to circle the globe.

                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                            Come Together - Adventures On The Indie Dancefloor 1989-1992

                                                                                              • 4 CD box set celebrating the Madchester/baggy scene and the indie dance crossover.

                                                                                              • Featuring The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, The Charlatans and more.

                                                                                              • With tracks presented in their extended mixes as played at clubs such as The Hacienda.

                                                                                              As the Berlin Wall came down and a new decade beckoned, indie and dance collided and bands like The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets and The Charlatans spearheaded a new music movement dubbed ‘baggy’ or ‘Madchester’. While the focus was on Manchester, it was an explosion that stretched from the Glasgow area with The Soup Dragons and Primal Scream to Liverpool with The Farm, Leeds with the Bridewell Taxis and Flowered Up in London.

                                                                                              The ‘Madchester’ sound incorporated elements of 60s psychedelia, 80s indie, 70s funk and contemporary house and hip hop; 808 State were an electronic dance act, The Stone Roses, a guitar band with a funky rhythm section, Inspiral Carpets used a Farfisa organ associated with 1960s garage punk and Happy Mondays played a truly unique blend of indie funk.

                                                                                              The Hacienda night club in Manchester co-owned by New Order was a catalyst and cultural centre for this music explosion, having played US house music from 1987. Another influence was the increasing availability of MDMA in the city.

                                                                                              Remixes were an important part of the indie dance crossover scene and 12” remixes here include Paul Oakenfold ’s pioneering ‘Think About The Future Mix’ of Happy Mondays’ ‘W.F.L.’, Terry Farley’s mixes of Primal Scream’s ‘Come Together’ and The Soup Dragons’ ‘I’m Free’ and Andy Weatherall’s reconstruction of James’ ‘Come Home’.

                                                                                              Also included are other indie bands who embraced dance music after discovering sampling and the new music technology including Aberdeen’s The Shamen who’d started out as a psychedelic guitar band before evolving into a dance act and Stourbridge’s self-styled grebos, Pop Will Eat Itself whose music metamorphosised from pop punk into a hybrid of rock, hip hop and dance.

                                                                                              Hits include The Stone Roses ‘Fool’s Gold’ (UK #9) and Happy Mondays ‘Step On’ (UK #5) plus there’s dancefloor favourites such as The Charlatans’ debut Hammond groove ‘Indian Rope’ and rarities including the excellent but forgotten ‘Perfect Person’ by Sinister Groove.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              DISC ONE:
                                                                                              1 Happy Mondays - W.F.L. ‘Think About The Future’ Mix (The Paul Oakenfold Mix)
                                                                                              2 Inspiral Carpets – Joe
                                                                                              3 808 State – Pacific State – Origin (12” Version)
                                                                                              4 James - Come Home (Weatherall Remix A.k.a. Skunk Weed Skank Mix)
                                                                                              5 The Farm - Stepping Stone (12” Ghost Dance Mix)
                                                                                              6 Hypnotone – Dream Beam (Ben Chapman Remix)
                                                                                              7 New Fast Automatic Daffodils – Big (Baka)
                                                                                              8 Paris Angels – All On You (Perfume) (12” Version)
                                                                                              9 The Bridewell Taxis – Spirit (LFO Decision Remix)
                                                                                              10 Electronic – Get The Message (DNA Groove Mix)
                                                                                              Future Sound Of London – Papua New Guinea (12” Original Mix AKA Dali Mix)
                                                                                              11 The Beloved – The Sun Rising (Danny’s Love Is… Remix)
                                                                                              12 The Times – Manchester (Single Version)
                                                                                              13 Candy Flip – Strawberry Fields Forever (Raspberry Ripple Remix)

                                                                                              DISC TWO:
                                                                                              1 The Stone Roses – Fools Gold 9.53
                                                                                              2 The Charlatans – Indian Rope
                                                                                              3 Moonflowers – Get Higher (Rather Large In The Bristol Area Mix)
                                                                                              4 Northside - Shall We Take A Trip (12” Version)
                                                                                              5 The Mock Turtles - Can You Dig It?
                                                                                              6 Spin – Scratches (In The Sand)
                                                                                              7 World Of Twist – She’s A Rainbow (12” Version)
                                                                                              8 Sinister Groove – Perfect Person
                                                                                              9 Spirea X – Re: Action
                                                                                              10 The Candy Skins – For What It’s Worth
                                                                                              11 Honey Smugglers – You Are The Sun
                                                                                              12 Airhead – Counting Sheep
                                                                                              13 The Telescopes – Celeste
                                                                                              14 The Hollow Men – Thrilled
                                                                                              15 Spacemen 3 – Big City (Everybody I Know Can Be Found Here) (12” Version)

                                                                                              DISC THREE:
                                                                                              1 Primal Scream – Come Together (Terry Farley
                                                                                              Extended 12” Mix)
                                                                                              2 Flowered Up – It’s On
                                                                                              3 Saint Etienne – Kiss And Make Up (Midsummer Madness Mix)
                                                                                              4 Inspiral Carpets – Commercial Reign
                                                                                              5 The Shamen – Pro>Gen (Land Of Oz Mix)
                                                                                              6 Intastella – Century (12” Version)
                                                                                              7 Happy Mondays – Step On (Twisting My Melon Mix)
                                                                                              8 The Primitives – You Are The Way (Re-Ravishing Mix)
                                                                                              9 The Wendys – The Sun's Going To Shine For Me Soon
                                                                                              10 Chapterhouse – Pearl (12” Version)
                                                                                              11 Raintree County – Mad Dog
                                                                                              12 King Of The Slums - Bear Wiv Me (Flourescent Mix)
                                                                                              13 A Certain Ratio – Twenty Seven Forever (12” Version)

                                                                                              DISC FOUR:
                                                                                              1 The Soup Dragons - I’m Free (Terry Farley Boys Own Remix)
                                                                                              2 Stereo MC’s – Connected
                                                                                              3 Ruthless Rap Assassins – And It Wasn’t A Dream (Dare To Be Aware Mix)
                                                                                              4 MC Tunes Versus 808 State – Tunes Splits The Atom (Original Rap)
                                                                                              5 That Petrol Emotion – Tingle (Hard Boppin’ Mix)
                                                                                              6 Julian Cope – Love L.U.V. (Beautiful Love Remix)
                                                                                              7 Jesus Jones - Real Real Real (Rhythm 3 - Ben Chapman "Spaced" 12” Mix)
                                                                                              8 The Charlatans – Opportunity Three
                                                                                              9 The Dylans – Lemon Afternoon
                                                                                              10 Pop Will Eat Itself – X,Y And Zee (Electric Sunshine Style)
                                                                                              11 Stan – My Delight (Extended Mix)
                                                                                              12 Cud – Magic (Extended Farsley Mix)
                                                                                              13 Blow-Up – World (Long Version)
                                                                                              14 The Popguns – Crazy
                                                                                              15 Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – After The Watershed (Early Learning The Hard Way)


                                                                                              Y Dydd Olaf - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                Y Dydd Olaf', which is sung entirely in Welsh apart from one song penned in Cornish, draws inspiration from Owain Owain's 1976 novel of the same name. The book is set in a dystopian future where robots enslave the human race through the use of medication, while Gwenno's LP covers such themes as patriarchal society, government-funded media propaganda, cultural control, technology, isolation and the importance of minority languages.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1 Chwyldro
                                                                                                2 Patriarchaeth
                                                                                                3 Calon Peiriant
                                                                                                4 Sisial Y Môr
                                                                                                5 Dawns Y BlanedDirion
                                                                                                6 GolauArall
                                                                                                7 Stwff
                                                                                                8 Y Dydd Olaf
                                                                                                9 FratolishHiangPerpeshki
                                                                                                10 Amser

                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                Fabric Presents Saoirse

                                                                                                  Globally respected DJ, producer, trUst label boss and the queer Body Movements festival founder Saoirse has delivered a shapeshifting compilation defying the concept of time as deep house morphs into moody techno, trippy grooves effortlessly transition into pumping bass and unearthed gems are seamlessly stitched with brand new, exclusive tracks from long-time collaborator Shanti Celeste and Galdors imprint founder Junes to deliver a cohesive and cosmic piece. Soirse’s exclusive tech-house banger ‘RM 1’ single is dedicated to the countless hours the Dublin-born raver has spent in that iconic fabric room behind and infront of the decks. The digital comp is out ahead of physical, the latter timed to hit shops the day before her takeover of fabric for a mix launch party.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                                  1. Duckett - Flex
                                                                                                  2. Geeneus - Yellowtail
                                                                                                  3. Luca Lozano - Identify
                                                                                                  4. DJ NORMAL 4 - Transcendental Training Tactics
                                                                                                  5. Nitz - Mi-au
                                                                                                  6. Caim - Illusion
                                                                                                  7. Jacek Sienkiewicz - The Evidence
                                                                                                  8. 616 - 369
                                                                                                  9. Junes - Pilot
                                                                                                  10. Reba - Azimuth Circle
                                                                                                  11. Kompo - Function
                                                                                                  12. Javier Carballo - Beat Investigator
                                                                                                  13. Kosh - Square One
                                                                                                  14. Sin Limites - Sin Limites
                                                                                                  15. Hamatsuki - Shrink
                                                                                                  16. Mammo - Summit
                                                                                                  17. Caunos - Herzsprung 1
                                                                                                  18. Shanti - Fluffy
                                                                                                  19. Saoirse - RM1

                                                                                                  Vinyl Tracklisting:
                                                                                                  A1 Saoirse - RM 1 [fabric Records]
                                                                                                  A2 Hamatsuki - Shrink [Fantastic Planet]
                                                                                                  B1 Junes - Pilot [fabric Records]
                                                                                                  B2 Mammo - Summit [Nduja]
                                                                                                  C1 616 – 369 [616 Lab]
                                                                                                  C2 Shanti Celeste - Fluffy [fabric Records]
                                                                                                  D1 Sin Limites - Sin Limites [Delicate Records]
                                                                                                  D2 Robert Livesu & Joe Montana - Chemical Voodoo [Made In Hongkong] 

                                                                                                  Hey Colossus

                                                                                                  In Blood

                                                                                                    PJ Harvey, Sonic Youth, Dead Can Dance, Black Sabbath, Birthday Party.

                                                                                                    In Blood is the group’s 14th album and the follow-up to 2020’s critically acclaimed Dances/Curses.

                                                                                                    It was typical of a band so well-known for stellar live performances to release their most successful album at a time when they were unable to back it up on the road. As was the case for many, lockdown changed the band’s lives in unexpected ways. Some felt a form of cabin fever at not being able to continue to make music (diverting their energies elsewhere - founding Wrong Speed Records for starters) whereas others relished the peace and quiet, perhaps questioning whether they wanted to return to the life they had before. Gigs (so long the lifeblood of the band) were booked, postponed, and cancelled. Things began to unravel and perhaps for the first time since the band formed in 2003 it was hard to see how it could continue.

                                                                                                    A plan was hatched to attempt to re-energise and reassemble the band: they would begin work on a new album. They would approach this as though a Somerset version of The Desert Sessions – members old and new and guests would contribute as and when time and restrictions allowed.

                                                                                                    Lyrically, British folk and ghost mythology provided the starting position for the song themes ranging from mutated stories of grief and loss written in the 14th Century (Perle), spiritual reawakening by ancient apparitions (Avalon) to the growth of nature after devastation (Can’t Feel Around Us, Over Cedar Limb), a metaphor also for spirit and body renewal and rebirth after trauma.

                                                                                                    The results sound free of any genre shackles and it suits Hey Colossus. They have taken the expansive anything-goes approach that made Dances/Curses so successful and fine-tuned and shaped it into an 8-song single album that never treads water or fills time. The prominent vocals steer the listener through the music, defining it as opposed to punctuating it (or being buried by it).

                                                                                                    The album is a calling card for the band in their 20th anniversary year. As odd and challenging as long-term fans would expect or hope for, but somehow more accessible and to the point than ever before. It is the closest the group have ever come to a pop record, radiating positivity through the murk like a small ray of light in some very dark and very weird times. Music can never entirely negate these feelings but, like the natural world referenced in the lyrics and sleeve, it invisibly bonds people together, lifting us up if we choose to let it.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. My Name In Blood
                                                                                                    2. I Could Almost Care
                                                                                                    3. Perle
                                                                                                    4. Can’t Feel Around Us
                                                                                                    5. Curved In The Air
                                                                                                    6. Avalon
                                                                                                    7. TV Alone
                                                                                                    8. Over Cedar Limb


                                                                                                    A Life Diagrammatic

                                                                                                      With March 2023's 7" ‘Theme New Bond Junior’/‘Hopper On The Dial’ reaching No.1 in the UK Vinyl Single Chart, and April 2023's BBC/KEXP supported ‘Trauma Mosaic’ single announcing a debut fifteen date US/CA Tour for October 2023. JOHN consolidate their reputation as a truly uncompromising force with the announcement of their fourth full length A Life Diagrammatic.

                                                                                                      The album – which features collaborations with award-winning actor Simon Pegg, and Barry Adamson (formerly of The Bad Seeds and seminal post-punk act Magazine) – is released via Brace Yourself Records & Pets Care Records, and is the follow-up to 2021’s Nocturnal Manoeuvres LP which crashed the top 75 of the main UK album chart.

                                                                                                      “Limitations are key for us,” says drummer and vocalist John Newton. “I never view being a two-piece as a minus - it’s a key idiosyncratic element of what the project is.”

                                                                                                      For the last decade, and now over four albums, the duo of Newton and Johnny Healey have constantly redefined and expanded the role, function and parameters of what a guitar and drum two-piece can be. No more so is this apparent than on their latest A Life Diagrammatic, a record that harnesses the punch and intensity of their blistering live shows with the band’s increasingly textural, cinematic and expressive sensibilities. “We knew the direction we wanted to go in after the last record,” Healey says of Nocturnal Manoeuvres. “We had started moving towards soundscapes rather than straight-up noise and four to the floor structure.”

                                                                                                      The level of thought, ambition and scope is what makes JOHN such a captivating and genre-defying band, and A Life Diagrammatic such a rich and evocative listening experience. And the album artwork is perhaps a perfect metaphor for the band itself: a surface level glance may only reveal the basic function of an ostensible two-piece rock band but undertake a full service and you’ll discover a wealth of complexity, technicality, skill and function. Or quite simply, as Healey himself says, “we're not just a rock band. There's more to it than that.”

                                                                                                      Seth Manchester (Big Brave, Battles, METZ) was brought in to mix the album, with Frank Arkwright (Mogwai, Arab Strap, Squarepusher, Autechre) mastering it at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The aim being to merge the powerful live presence of the band whilst also honing in on some of the more varied dynamics at play. “We wanted to further explore the space and ambience of our instrumentation,” says Newton. “To offer an album that deliberately pushes and pulls in a multitude of directions throughout its duration.”

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. At Peacehaven
                                                                                                      2. Media Res
                                                                                                      3. Côte D’Adur
                                                                                                      4. A Submersible
                                                                                                      5. A Whole House
                                                                                                      6. Service Stationed
                                                                                                      7. Construction Site/Summer_22
                                                                                                      8. Trauma Mosaic
                                                                                                      9. Riddley Scott Walker
                                                                                                      10. The Common Cold

                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      Soul Jazz Presents Studio One Women - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                        ‘Studio One Women’: Ska, rocksteady, funky reggae, roots, dub mixes, disco mixes, they’re all here from the queens of the Jamaican music scene - Studio One Women features a wide mix of classics and obscurities from the finest female voices in reggae. Until now most of these tracks have only ever been available as extremely hard to find Jamaican 7” and 12” singles, and even if you were lucky enough to find them, they’d cost you a small fortune.

                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                        Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Ska Fever - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                          ‘Studio One Ska Fever’: A blistering collection of ska tunes from Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s legendary Studio One Records, Jamaica’s foundation label of reggae music. Featuring classic cuts from the originators of Ska - The Skatalites, The Wailers, Lee Perry - alongside a heavy dose of superb rarities from the mighty vaults of 13 Brentford Road.

                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                          Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Rocksteady - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                            ‘Studio One Rocksteady’: With excellent sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley (author of the classic book ‘Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King’), this album is dedicated to rocksteady at Studio One, as well as covering reggae soul and the birth of reggae. Featuring an all-star selection of artists: Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Jackie Mittoo, The Heptones, John Holt, Alton Ellis, Dennis Brown and more. “Soul Jazz’s excellent collection… even without the history, the importance, and the ins and outs, this music isn’t as much of an intellectual pursuit as it is a pleasure in every note… tremendously tight vocal arrangements… just chock full of creativity, developing a unique sound in every single.” - Pitchfork

                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                            Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Classics - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                              ‘Studio One Classics’: Spanning 40 years of the legendary label, this album
                                                                                                              is a celebration of the music of Studio One Records and features a who’s
                                                                                                              who of Jamaican Reggae: Bob Marley, The Heptones, Horace Andy, Sugar
                                                                                                              Minott, Don Drummond, Prince Jazzbo and more. Comes in the striking
                                                                                                              ‘Wailers’ sleeve.

                                                                                                              Gal Costa

                                                                                                              India - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                Without question, Gal Gosta is one of the all-time greats

                                                                                                                An inspirational, iconic figurehead in Brazilian music, her outstanding career ran from 1967 up until 2022 when we sadly lost her. Making her mark initially as one of the principal figures in the Tropicalia movement of the 60s, she remained a trailblazing beacon that lit the way for decades to come. Gal continued to record and play live throughout her life, influencing and collaborating with the current cream of the Brazilian music world, such as Ze Ibarra, Rubel and Tim Bernardes.

                                                                                                                'India' is a post-Tropicalia masterpiece that was originally released in 1973 on the Philips record label. It features a stellar line-up of musicians including Gilberto Gil, Arthur Verocai, Dominguinhos, Rogerio Duprat and Tenorio Jr. amongst others.

                                                                                                                The album's iconic, controversial cover art was banned by the Brazilian military dictatorship upon its release, which resulted in it being covered up and wrapped in a blue plastic bag when sold in record shops. It is one of Gal's strongest albums, consistently exceptional throughout and the perfect starting point for those unfamiliar with her rich catalogue. It includes the incredible 'Pontos De Luz', one of our favourite Brazilian songs of all time, and famously sampled by Kaytranada on 'Lite Spots'. There's also the accordion- led scorcher 'Relance', which still rocks discerning dancefloors to this day. A wonderful album from start to finish, touching on MPB, folk, jazz, funk and rock with strong Tropicalia and Nordestino influences throughout.

                                                                                                                For its 50th anniversary, we knew we had to do something special, so we enlisted the sensational mastering and lacquer- cutting engineer Miles Showell from Abbey Road to cut a half-speed master for a beautiful spacious sound. The album is housed in its original replica gatefold cover with an OBI. There is also an insert with an interview, and an A2 poster exclusive to this release.

                                                                                                                RIP Gal Maria da Graca Penna Burgos Costa, your light shines on.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Milho Verde
                                                                                                                Presente Cotidiano
                                                                                                                Da Maior Importancia
                                                                                                                Pontos De Luz


                                                                                                                I Turned Myself Into Myself

                                                                                                                  Shirt, the high school dropout, received his MFA from The School of Art & Design in Basel Switzerland, and completed a fine art residency this summer in an Italian castle - His work hangs in museum shows and he guest lectured at the University of Pennsylvania - In I Turned Myself Into Myself, Shirt has his mind set on rap music as sculpture

                                                                                                                  Fully committing to weighted production from the Grammy- Award winner, Jack Splash, the pair operate with both meticulous precision and fluid improvisation. Having produced for everyone from Kendrick Lamar to J Cole, Alicia Keys to John Legend, Splash brings his grimiest palette.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Dave Chappelle Is Wrong
                                                                                                                  2. Marni Invisibility Cloak
                                                                                                                  3. Tell The Machine Goodnight
                                                                                                                  4. Death To Wall Art
                                                                                                                  5. 718 To The World
                                                                                                                  6. No Magic No Music
                                                                                                                  7. Watching A Person Think
                                                                                                                  8. Cancel Culture

                                                                                                                  De La Soul

                                                                                                                  Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump

                                                                                                                    Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump is the fifth studio album by De La Soul, released on August 8, 2000

                                                                                                                    Among the guests on the album are, Redman, Tash and J-Ro of Tha Liks, Xzibit, Busta Rhymes, Mike D and Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys, Busy Bee, Freddie Foxxx and Chaka Khan. Mosaic Thump returned De La Soul to chart territory again thanks to the hit singles "Oooh.", and "All Good?".

                                                                                                                    "Oooh" was nominated for a Source Award and the album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Spitkicker.Com/Ray R.
                                                                                                                    U Can Do (Life)
                                                                                                                    My Writes
                                                                                                                    Thru Ya City
                                                                                                                    I. C. Y'all
                                                                                                                    Set The Mood
                                                                                                                    Words From The Chief Rocker
                                                                                                                    With Me
                                                                                                                    Copa (Cabanga)
                                                                                                                    The Art Of Getting Jumped
                                                                                                                    U Don't Wanna B.D.S.

                                                                                                                    Chet Baker

                                                                                                                    In New York - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                      Chet Baker in New York has Chet Baker playing with great East Coast musicians: Philly Joe Jones on drums, Al Haig on piano, the great Paul Chambers on bass, and tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin added on three tracks.

                                                                                                                      Recorded in December 1958, Baker didn't sing on any of the tracks on the LP. "Soft Winds" was recorded during the same session as the rest of the tracks, but it wasn't initially included on the Chet Baker in New York LP, as it was originally going to be issued on a compilation LP by various trumpet players titled New Blue Horns. It has been added here in order to complete the original session.

                                                                                                                      The Complete Album + 1 Bonus Track.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. Fair Weather 6:56
                                                                                                                      2. Hotel 49 9:52
                                                                                                                      3. Blue Thoughts 7:37
                                                                                                                      4. Polka Dots And Moonbeams 7:57
                                                                                                                      5. Solar 5:51
                                                                                                                      6. When Lights Are Low 6:54
                                                                                                                      7. Soft Winds 6:29
                                                                                                                      8. The Heather On The Hill 5:05*
                                                                                                                      9. I Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face 4:14*
                                                                                                                      10. On The Street Where You Live 8:37*

                                                                                                                      Apollo Brown & Stalley


                                                                                                                        When two artists as esteemed & talented as Apollo Brown & Stalley come together, they shine, even in the dark.

                                                                                                                        "Blacklight" represents the combination of two titans of hip- hop, both largely recognized as legends in their own right while also being overlooked by some when the discussions of "best alive" come up. Apollo Brown just recently produced the #1 R&B album in the US on iTunes earlier this year (Raheem DeVaughn - Lovesick). Stalley continues to prove his place in hip- hop, tying together mainstream recognition with world class skills.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Love Me, Love Me Not (feat. Skyzoo)
                                                                                                                        No Monsters
                                                                                                                        We Outside
                                                                                                                        Humble Wins
                                                                                                                        Lost Angels
                                                                                                                        Catch Up
                                                                                                                        Bobby Bonilla (feat. Joell Ortiz)
                                                                                                                        The Realest
                                                                                                                        Broad Spectrum
                                                                                                                        Stay Low
                                                                                                                        What The Hook Gon Be
                                                                                                                        Omari's Lament (feat. Omari Hardwick)

                                                                                                                        Nicola Conte


                                                                                                                          Renowned Italian spiritual jazz master, DJ, producer, guitarist, and bandleader Nicola Conte proudly presents his new album Umoja via London based label Far Out Recordings.

                                                                                                                          A joyous exultation across ten tracks, Umoja taps into the abundant well of knowledge Conte has amassed over his career as connoisseuring compiler and archivist of deep jazz, latin, afrofuturist, bossa-nova and soul music from around the world

                                                                                                                          Expressing unity, oneness and harmony in Swahili, Umoja coalesces universal feelings through the multifaceted global music Conte has spent his life studying and researching.

                                                                                                                          Having released music with Blue Note, Impulse! and Schema records, Nicola Conte's relationship with Far Out began over a shared love of hard-edged bossanova and swinging samba-jazz. Between 2009-2013 Nicola Conte compiled five volumes of forgotten 60s Brazilian music for his Viagem series. He then released his critically acclaimed Natural album: a collaboration with vocalist Steffania Dippiero, featuring jazz standards alongside covers of lesser known Brazilian gems.

                                                                                                                          The music of Umoja draws on the deep-dug 70's independent spiritual and free jazz sounds, private-press soul records, and African and Afro Caribbean rhythms in Conte's collection. But he equally recognises his debt to many of the decade's more celebrated musical icons, such as North American cosmic jazz masters Lonnie Liston Smith and Gary Bartz, and Afrobeat originators Fela Kuti and Tony Allen.

                                                                                                                          Since founding the Bari-based bohemian cultural movement and club night Fez at the dawn of the nineties, Conte has proven to be a pillar of the contemporary, international soul-jazz scene. Composed alongside his long time friend, guitarist Alberto Parmegiani, Conte brings together a dazzling host of guests from around the world, including award winning British vocalist Zara Mcfarlane, acclaimed Finnish saxophonist Timo Lassy, french vibes player Simon Mullier, US vocalist Myles Sanko, rising South African drummer Fernando Damon, former Roy Hargrove bassist Ameen Saleem and Serbian flute sensation Milena Jancuric.

                                                                                                                          Proudly revivalist, Umoja was recorded direct to analog tape, with just two takes for each track.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. Freedom & Progress
                                                                                                                          2. Arise
                                                                                                                          2.1. Soul Of The People
                                                                                                                          2.2. Heritage
                                                                                                                          2.3. Flying Circles
                                                                                                                          2.1. Umoja Unity
                                                                                                                          2.2. Life Forces
                                                                                                                          2.2.1. Dance Of Love & Peace Part 1
                                                                                                                          2.2.2. Dance Of Love & Peace Part 2

                                                                                                                          Marconi Union

                                                                                                                          Weightless (Ambient Transmissions Vol.2)

                                                                                                                            The album includes the now iconic and seminal track 'Weightless' widely considered to be the most relaxing track in the world' with hundreds of millions of streams worldwide

                                                                                                                            "The world's most relaxing song: aural bliss" Time Magazine

                                                                                                                            "One of the most popular ambient tracks of all time" Yahoo

                                                                                                                            'Weightless' topped a scientific list of the most relaxing pieces of music of all time, research suggesting that it can slow the heart rate, reduce blood pressure and decrease cortisone levels

                                                                                                                            Continuous worldwide spotlight on this track sparks new interest daily in Marconi Union and all their music as the story continues its viral reach across the globe online and in print, on radio and TV.

                                                                                                                            Consistently topping the Billboard Digital Song Sales Charts, iTunes Electronic Music Chart, UK Independent charts, European and Australian charts and the Amazon Ambient Music bestsellers list, Marconi Union are considered one of the leading ambient (and electronic- synth) acts in the world, continuously topping many lists as the most important contemporary ambient artists around today.They have released 12 albums on the Just Music label since their 2003 debut, continually refining and developing a unique musical identity that seamlessly blends elements of dub, jazz, ambience and electronic music.

                                                                                                                            Originally released in 2014 and their most successful album to date, the band's 7th studio album Weightless (Ambient Transmissions Vol 2) is now to be released on vinyl.

                                                                                                                            The album includes the now iconic and seminal track Weightless together with 5 more tracks, the latter derived from the ideas of the former, simply entitled Part 1 – Part 6. The tracks are minimal, combining warm drones and drifting sounds with occasional sparse rhythms. The inspiration for the album came after the band were commissioned to collaborate with a sound therapist from the British Academy of Sound Therapy and write a piece of relaxing music, the first "Weightless" track. When scientifically tested for its effectiveness scientists reported that their research indicated that the music slowed the heart rate, reduced blood pressure and decreased levels of cortisol, a steroid hormone that is released in response to stress. When the research was made public there was an instant and intense media reaction which continues to this day.

                                                                                                                            "Minimal, introspective, ethereal electronica – gorgeous" The Guardian

                                                                                                                            "Exquisite, subtle soundscapes, an essential purchase for ambient addicts" DJ Mag

                                                                                                                            "Amongst today's most talented musicians" The Sunday Times

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            Weightless Part 1
                                                                                                                            Weightless Part 2 
                                                                                                                            Weightless Part 3
                                                                                                                            Weightless Part 4
                                                                                                                            Weightless Part 5
                                                                                                                            Weightless Part 6

                                                                                                                            Divide And Dissolve


                                                                                                                              Divide and Dissolve’s new album, ‘Systemic’, examines the systems that intrinsically bind us, and calls for a system that facilitates life for everyone. It’s a message that fits with the band’s core intention: to make music that honours their ancestors and Indigenous land, to oppose white supremacy, and to work towards a future of Black and Indigenous liberation.

                                                                                                                              Like its predecessor, ‘Gas Lit’, ‘Systemic’ was produced by Ruban Neilson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

                                                                                                                              You can feel the deep intention in Divide and Dissolve’s music. Their dense sound is overwhelmingly heavy; a dissonant pounding of percussion, guitars, piano, synths and saxophone, interwoven with passages of orchestral beauty that give a feeling of respite. ‘Systemic’ is a thick wash of sound, equal parts beauty and anguish and creates a wholly encompassing experience for even a casual listener.

                                                                                                                              For fans of Sunn O))), Low, Southern Lord Records.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              Blood Quantum
                                                                                                                              Kingdom Of Fear
                                                                                                                              (featuring Minori Sanchiz-

                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                              L80s: So Unusual

                                                                                                                                The tenth volume of Numero’s elaborately packaged Cabinet of Curiosities series, L80s finds the group exploring the far-flung corners of the global downtempo underground. This 12-song mix tape weaves icy hot coldwave, Sausalito seafood jazz, Glaswegian goth, makeshift Madonna, Sade spoofs, and Brat Pack balearic into a high-waisted, party-ready pair of danceable denim.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                SIDE A
                                                                                                                                1. Cheryl Glasgow - Glued To The Spot
                                                                                                                                2. Dianne Mower - The Secret Sign
                                                                                                                                3. Phoebe Cates - Feels So Good (Feels So Right)
                                                                                                                                4. Isabelle Antena - Naughty Naughty
                                                                                                                                5. Nika Rejto - More Than Just A Dream
                                                                                                                                6. Crow Johnson - You Got Me
                                                                                                                                SIDE B
                                                                                                                                7. Terry Garthwaite - Me To You
                                                                                                                                8. Suse Millemann - Patterns
                                                                                                                                9. Vazz - Breath
                                                                                                                                10. Elisa Waut - Being Strong
                                                                                                                                11. Antoinette & Jeff Phelps - Hear My Heart
                                                                                                                                12. DeMonica Flye - Someday You’ll See

                                                                                                                                Takeo Moriyama

                                                                                                                                Live At Lovely

                                                                                                                                  Japanese master drummer Takeo Moriyama returns to BBE Music’s J Jazz Masterclass Series in a majestic live set showcasing his exemplary musicianship and stature as one of the leading names in Japanese modern jazz. Recorded in December 1990 at the jazz club Lovely in Nagoya, this set sees Moriyama’s quartet deliver an exemplary session of the finest modal, post-bop and spiritual jazz. Moriyama is backed by long-time colleague Fumio Itabashi on piano and the group perform a stunning rendition of Itabashi’s classic ‘Watarase’, revisiting the track they first recorded on Moriyama’s 1981 ‘Smile’ album. Demonstrating his range as a composer, Itabashi penned four of the five tracks on this album. ‘Live at Lovely’ also features regular bassist Hideaki Mochizuki and tenor saxophonist Toshihiko Inoue, who also feature on Moriyama’s ‘East Plants’ album, previously reissued in the J Jazz Masterclass Series. The quartet’s communication and interplay are revelatory, each player listening closely and finding their own space within the richly textured music. The album opens with ‘Sunrise’, a blast of blistering unrestrained post-bop, with Toshihiko Inoue’s strident horn motif and Itabashi’s commanding piano underpinned by Hideaki Mochizuki’s thunderous bass and Moriyama’s relentlessly authoritative and expressive drumming. On ‘Exchange’, another Itabashi composition, the quartet up the energy level even further, pushing to the edge of free jazz but maintaining enough structure to keep it together as they race headlong into a 20 minute epic that leaves the listener as out of breath as the band. Every track on ‘Live at Lovely’ stands by themselves, but taken together, it’s an extraordinary listening experience that demonstrates the calibre of the Japanese jazz players who emerged in the 1970s and who, like Moriyama and Itabashi, continue to perform today. This special double vinyl edition is mastered by the Grammy-nominated Carvery and is the first ever reissue since the album’s original Japan only CD release in 1991 and comes with a translation of the original notes plus a new sleeve note by Tony Higgins. J Jazz Masterclass Series is curated by Tony Higgins and Mike Peden for BBE Music.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  Disc: 1
                                                                                                                                  1. Watarase
                                                                                                                                  2. Sunrise

                                                                                                                                  Disc: 2
                                                                                                                                  1. Hush-A-Bye
                                                                                                                                  2. Exchange
                                                                                                                                  3. Good Bye

                                                                                                                                  Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen

                                                                                                                                  The Legendary Typrewriter Tape: 6/25/64 Jorma's House

                                                                                                                                    The legendary 1964 rehearsal collaboration receives its first official issue Restoration and Mastering by Grammy®-winning engineer Michael Graves Packaging contains rare photos plus liner notes from Jorma Kaukonen Jorma Kaukonen (later of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna) met a singer named Janis Joplin at a hootenanny in San Jose, California, in the fall of 1962. Over the following years, Janis would call on Jorma to accompany her at gigs. As they continued to play together, the Bay Area was changing musically and developing into the legendary San Francisco scene to which both Janis and Jorma would be integral. During a rehearsal for a show in North Beach, Jorma started his reel-to-reel machine to capture what they were working on. For decades, this recording was the stuff of legend, with inferior, multi-generational transfers making their way through select collector’s circles. Now, for the very first time, it is available officially, with the blessing and cooperation of both the Janis Joplin Estate and Jorma Kaukonen. The Legendary Typewriter Tape: 6/25/64 Jorma’s House contains this legendary recording, featuring Restoration and Mastering from acclaimed, Grammy®-winner Michael Graves. The tracks include Joplin on vocals, Kaukonen on guitar, and Jorma’s wife Margareta typing away intermittently in the background.

                                                                                                                                    This may have just been a rehearsal, but it is so much more. Featuring Joplin originals, as well as blues classics, The Legendary Typewriter Tape is an intimate glimpse into two major artists at the beginnings of what would become highly influential careers. As Jorma says in his liner notes: “This is indeed a window into a simpler time when the music truly was everything.” 

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. “Are We Taping Now?”
                                                                                                                                    2. Hesitation Blues
                                                                                                                                    3. Trouble In Mind
                                                                                                                                    4. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
                                                                                                                                    5. “How ‘Bout This?”
                                                                                                                                    6. Long Black Train
                                                                                                                                    7. Kansas City Blues
                                                                                                                                    8. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy

                                                                                                                                    No Joy

                                                                                                                                    Wait To Pleasure - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                      To mark its ten year anniversary, Mexican Summer presents a new, limited edition pressing of No Joy’s classic album Wait to Pleasure expanded with two new tracks from the beloved band's original line up. Wait To Pleasure is the product of the Montreal noise-pop band’s first foray in a fullyfurnished studio environment. Here the band has flourished, delivering their finest set to date, rooted heavily in shoegaze ripcurls and devastating melody, finishing sentences whispered long ago with depth, variance and force. Singer-guitarists Jasamine White-Gluz and Laura Lloyd and drummer Garland Hastings knock down the fence between nostalgiaand modernity, chaos and control, in a perfectly- realized effort made to bridge their uncompromised musical pasts with the alarmist tendencies of the present. Wait To Pleasure found No Joy set loose in Mexican Summer’s studio, Gary’s Electric, for two weeks in 2012, with producer Jorge Elbrecht at the helm. “Our earlier records are purely guitar-based, rock band lineups,” Laura adds, “and with Wait To Pleasure we seized the opportunity to change things up a bit.”

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1. E
                                                                                                                                      2. Hare Tarot Lies
                                                                                                                                      3. Prodigy
                                                                                                                                      4. Slug Night
                                                                                                                                      5. Blue Neck Riviera
                                                                                                                                      6. Lizard Kids
                                                                                                                                      7. Lunar Phobia
                                                                                                                                      8. Wrack Attack
                                                                                                                                      9. Ignored Pets
                                                                                                                                      10. Pleasure
                                                                                                                                      11. Uhy Yuoi Yoi
                                                                                                                                      12. Dorion (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                                                      13. Beauty (Bonus Track)

                                                                                                                                      Albert Hammond Jr

                                                                                                                                      Melodies On Hiatus

                                                                                                                                        Pop/rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. is the lead & rhythm guitarist and songwriting member of the GRAMMY® and BRIT Awards-winning band The Strokes. He has released 4 solo albums to date, most recently the acclaimed “Francis Trouble” in 2018 which spawned the radio single “Far Away Truths”. In the 4 years, since then, The Strokes released their US Top 10 charting GRAMMY® nominated rock record “The New Abnormal” and toured the world extensively. Albert also began the songwriting process for his 5th solo album “Melodies on Hiatus”, a 19-track album, crafted in a most experimental style. Albert teamed up with his writing partner, Canadian songwriter, and poet Simon Wilcox (whom he never met during the process) and had lengthy conversations via the telephone; Simon would jot down notes from Albert’s stream of consciousness, and draft the lyrics on her typewriter, and drop them into his letterbox! Albert then added the lyrics to the melodies he had already crafted. The songwriting process became a long distant “anonymous love affair of ideas & lyrics.” The album covers themes of childhood, surviving adolescence, adulthood, vulnerability, fame, relationship with self and others, and is Albert’s “deconstructed broken down ego reaction” to “Francis Trouble.” The album also features songs with GoldLink, Matt Helders (of the Arctic Monkeys), Steve Stevens and Rainsford, and was mixed by Tony Hoffer (known for his work with Beck, Air, M83, The Kooks, Fitz and the Tantrums, Metric, Chromeo, etc.) and mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters (Paramore, Spoon, Tame Impala, Jimmy Eat World, Peanut Butter Wolfe).

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        Disc: 1
                                                                                                                                        1. Libertude
                                                                                                                                        2. 100-99 (ft. Goldlink)
                                                                                                                                        3. Memo Of Hate
                                                                                                                                        4. Downtown Fred
                                                                                                                                        5. Old Man
                                                                                                                                        6. Home Again
                                                                                                                                        7. I Got You
                                                                                                                                        8. Darlin'
                                                                                                                                        9. 5. Thoughtful Distress (ft. Matt Helders & Steve Stevens)

                                                                                                                                        Disc: 2
                                                                                                                                        1. Fast Kitten
                                                                                                                                        2. Caught By Night
                                                                                                                                        3. I'd Never Leave
                                                                                                                                        4. Dead Air
                                                                                                                                        5. One Chance
                                                                                                                                        6. Never Stop
                                                                                                                                        7. False Alarm
                                                                                                                                        8. 13. Remember (ft. Rainsford)
                                                                                                                                        9. 818
                                                                                                                                        10. 19. Alright Tomorrow (ft. Rainsford)

                                                                                                                                        Swiss based artist Androo, who previously released on MFM sub label Second Circle, returns with his debut LP 'Club Salon Theatre'.

                                                                                                                                        Far from an album in traditional form, 'Club Salon Theatre' explores its potential as a musical collage of sound. Recorded during 2021 and the beginning of 2022, it is the result of Androo's desire to draw connections between diverse fragments of music and art.

                                                                                                                                        Originally born out of the Dub sound-system scene in Geneva and with a continued love for the modal music of the likes of John and Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, Androo has long put improvisation at the center of his practice. His understanding of dub music as an integral part of the experimental music tradition, with ties to the school of Musique Concrète for instance, and with trap music as another vital ingredient, has as much to do with the form as with the method. With the studio as a laboratory for experimentation, Androo utilizes a variety of outboard instruments as well as working in-the-box, but it’s his classic “dub style” technique of mixing at the hardware console that leaves its quintessential mark throughout the whole record.

                                                                                                                                        'Club Salon Theatre' is a rich patchwork of imagined scenes, emotive melodies, flying rhythms, harmonic changes, loose improvisations, with an almost romantic thread running through it. Like a collection of musical poems, gently arranged in what is sometimes sparse musical language. Far from a patchwork of scattered and disjointed inspirations, there is a real unity and singularity at work, resulting in a record which can be enjoyed as a collection of sonic poems, simultaneously nonchalant and earnest, sentimental and playful.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        A0. Préface, Bonjour
                                                                                                                                        A1. (shhhht) Introduction
                                                                                                                                        A2. Wyatt Revolt
                                                                                                                                        A3. Or,
                                                                                                                                        A4. Autonomia
                                                                                                                                        A5. – Ah Balbec!
                                                                                                                                        A6. Obsessions. étoiles. Neurones
                                                                                                                                        A7. Giant Steps (alternate Take)
                                                                                                                                        A8. Bcp De Bruit Pr Rien (si Jav Sus)
                                                                                                                                        A9. Pensées
                                                                                                                                        A10. Equipments (guattarix Mix)
                                                                                                                                        A11. Clou, Vis
                                                                                                                                        A12. Moment’s Notice (part 1)

                                                                                                                                        B1. Moment’s Notice (part 2)
                                                                                                                                        B2. Judso Danc Theate
                                                                                                                                        B3. Club Géography
                                                                                                                                        B4. Original J Dub
                                                                                                                                        B5. Djs, Argen, Capital, Plus-valuxe
                                                                                                                                        B6. Subversion, Seduction
                                                                                                                                        B7. Histoires Sans Livres
                                                                                                                                        B8. Tout ça
                                                                                                                                        B9. UZI
                                                                                                                                        B10. Outro (en Finir Avec Les Clubs)


                                                                                                                                        Dismantled Into Juice

                                                                                                                                        Modular synth wizard Blawan gifts XL with more of his fizzy, phlegmy, syncopated techno productions. 

                                                                                                                                        Pre-orders ESSENTIAL! 

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. Toast
                                                                                                                                        2. Panic
                                                                                                                                        3. Monstera Black - You Can Build Me
                                                                                                                                        4. Body Ramen
                                                                                                                                        5. Monstera Black - Dismantled Into Juice

                                                                                                                                        Los Bitchos


                                                                                                                                          Los Bitchos are without a doubt one of THE bands of last year!

                                                                                                                                          Their new EP “Pah!” features a cover of "Tequila," originally by The Champs, which has become a favorite at Los Bitchos' incredible live shows, as well as a reimagining of King Gizzard's "Trapdoor." The band says of these songs, "We love King Gizzard and "Trapdoor" was a song of theirs that lent itself to a cover. It was that repetitive hook of "Trapdoor, trapdoor, trapdoor" that we found so captivating and trippy. It also translates beautifully as a guitar hook! Our version starts out like a dreary summer day and ramps up in a fast-paced tempo change that hints that all is not as it seems, and that trouble could be brewing.... Hehe..."

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          A - Trapdoor (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Cover)
                                                                                                                                          B - Tequila

                                                                                                                                          The decade of the 80s is revived through recordings like "Eyes" that allow you to travel through the music and trigger those old emotions of innocence, joy and adventure. It's possible you don't understand a word of what they're singing in the chorus, but the song is very catchy! Maybe not even Maria Chiara Perugini knows what she sings about, but she makes you hang on to every word of her like a nursery rhyme of synths, beach and bubblegum. "Eyes" is so amazing, so mesmerizing and more and more people are discovering this italo-disco masterpiece that usually satisfies and makes fun of you at the same time. If you try playing it at 75% speed gives a hypnotic vapor wave vibe! And even more, the song would have fit well in the dance club scenes from Scarface. Beyond the words - difficult to find a text that makes sense, sometimes out of context, unundestandable even for a French listener - the piece is so surprisingly likeable for the unique tone of Clio's voice, a strange cross between teenager and adult, and the part where she spoke another language, with some really cool synthesizers, are people's favorite parts. 0:31 "Je suis bien heureuse" , 0:47 "La nuit a ses merveilles", 0:57 "Il y a de quoi y perdre la tete, pour toi, sha, pour toi", 1:36 "Je n'ai plus de bulles", 1:52 "Je vous prie applaudissement". "Eyes" by Clio contains all the emotions that a dance-pop song should contain plus the essential element of mystery, a kind of magic that takes place between the chorus and the bass line, a shot in the dark drizzly night of the Italo-Disco. made by Roberto Ferrante, a guarantee for the perfect productions of the 80s, when he was only 20 years old.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Eyes Extended Mix
                                                                                                                                          Eyes Dub Mix

                                                                                                                                          Reflex Blue joins Craigie Knowes for his monstrous debut EP "Gotham". It's an A-grade fusion of club-ready trax spanning electro, techno and proggy breaks on an EP overflowing with freq's to help you freak! The label goes from strength to strength....

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Cave Map
                                                                                                                                          Low End Freqz
                                                                                                                                          Witch Medicine

                                                                                                                                          The Jaffa Kid

                                                                                                                                          Polysynthesis Pt. 2

                                                                                                                                          Daniel Pringle aka Jaffa Kid returns to 030303 with a heavy and versatile five tracker. "Amazon" is a futuristic cut, reminiscent of Gerald Donald's Arpanet project, but a little faster and even more otherworldly. On "Drum Mode", Pringle adds some dramatic melodic layers to a bare steadily rolling kick drum - making it a perfect track for a melancholic rave. "In The Morning", the first one on the flip, is a beautiful, arpeggio-driven electro jam that should appeal to fans of early Legowelt. We then enter breakbeat territory with the droney, mid-tempo "Etafe" warming you up for "Rudiman", where Jaffa Kid lets Lynn Collins' famous 'Think' break run wild in a spooky way. Stunning stuff from this unique and enticing producer! Tip! 

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Drum Mode
                                                                                                                                          In The Morning

                                                                                                                                          Neil Young

                                                                                                                                          Official Release Series Volume 5

                                                                                                                                            Neil Young's OFFICIAL RELEASE SERIES VOLUME 5 is a stunning collection of four albums that begins with the exciting renaissance that came with the release of FREEDOM in 1989, and continues on the unequalled exploration of collections RAGGED GLORY (1990), WELD (1991) and ARC (1991). In many ways, it is a musical travelogue of how Young saw the future and opened up creative worlds for the use of sound and originality which had not been used before.

                                                                                                                                            The OFFICIAL RELEASE SERIES VOLUME 5 is available as a vinyl box set of the original four albums on 9 vinyl LPs and the CD version is now issued on 6 CDs. Like all the reissues in this series, the albums are remastered from the best source available--original analog tape in most cases. For the four albums in the series, this is the first time they have been remastered.

                                                                                                                                            In addition on RAGGED GLORY, the 10-song original album is expanded for this re-issue with 4 rare tracks. “Interstate” and “Don’t Spook The Horse” were both B-sides to singles. “Box Car” and the 12 minute “Born To Run” are both previously unreleased versions

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            VINYL (9LP SET)
                                                                                                                                            01 Rockin’ In The Free World (Live Acoustic)
                                                                                                                                            02 Crime In The City (Sixty To Zero Part 1)
                                                                                                                                            03 Don’t Cry
                                                                                                                                            04 Hangin’ On A Limb
                                                                                                                                            05 Eldorado
                                                                                                                                            06 The Ways Of Love
                                                                                                                                            07 Someday
                                                                                                                                            08 On Broadway
                                                                                                                                            09 Wrecking Ball
                                                                                                                                            10 No More
                                                                                                                                            11 Too Far Gone
                                                                                                                                            12 Rockin’ In The Free World (Electric)

                                                                                                                                            RAGGED GLORY – Smell The Horse
                                                                                                                                            01 Country Home
                                                                                                                                            02 White Line
                                                                                                                                            03 Fuckin’ Up
                                                                                                                                            04 Over And Over
                                                                                                                                            05 Love To Burn
                                                                                                                                            06 Farmer John
                                                                                                                                            07 Mansion On The Hill
                                                                                                                                            08 Days That Used To Be
                                                                                                                                            09 Love And Only Love
                                                                                                                                            10 Mother Earth (National Anthem)
                                                                                                                                            11 Interstate
                                                                                                                                            12 Don’t Spook The Horse
                                                                                                                                            13 Box Car
                                                                                                                                            14 Born To Run

                                                                                                                                            01 Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
                                                                                                                                            02 Crime In The City
                                                                                                                                            03 Blowin’ In The Wind
                                                                                                                                            04 Welfare Mothers
                                                                                                                                            05 Love To Burn
                                                                                                                                            06 Cinnamon Girl
                                                                                                                                            07 Mansion On The Hill
                                                                                                                                            08 Fuckin’ Up
                                                                                                                                            09 Cortez The Killer
                                                                                                                                            10 Powderfinger
                                                                                                                                            11 Love And Only Love
                                                                                                                                            12 Rockin’ In The Free World
                                                                                                                                            13 Like A Hurricane
                                                                                                                                            14 Farmer John
                                                                                                                                            15 Tonight’s The Night
                                                                                                                                            16 Roll Another Number

                                                                                                                                            Arc (A Compilation Composition)

                                                                                                                                            CD (6CD SET)
                                                                                                                                            01 Rockin’ In The Free World (Live Acoustic)
                                                                                                                                            02 Crime In The City (Sixty To Zero Part 1)
                                                                                                                                            03 Don’t Cry
                                                                                                                                            04 Hangin’ On A Limb
                                                                                                                                            05 Eldorado
                                                                                                                                            06 The Ways Of Love
                                                                                                                                            07 Someday
                                                                                                                                            08 On Broadway
                                                                                                                                            09 Wrecking Ball
                                                                                                                                            10 No More
                                                                                                                                            11 Too Far Gone
                                                                                                                                            12 Rockin’ In The Free World (Electric)

                                                                                                                                            RAGGED GLORY – Smell The Horse
                                                                                                                                            01 Country Home
                                                                                                                                            02 White Line
                                                                                                                                            03 Fuckin’ Up
                                                                                                                                            04 Over And Over
                                                                                                                                            05 Love To Burn
                                                                                                                                            06 Farmer John
                                                                                                                                            07 Mansion On The Hill
                                                                                                                                            08 Days That Used To Be
                                                                                                                                            09 Love And Only Love
                                                                                                                                            10 Mother Earth (National Anthem)
                                                                                                                                            11 Interstate
                                                                                                                                            12 Don’t Spook The Horse
                                                                                                                                            13 Box Car
                                                                                                                                            14 Born To Run

                                                                                                                                            01 Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
                                                                                                                                            02 Crime In The City
                                                                                                                                            03 Blowin’ In The Wind
                                                                                                                                            04 Welfare Mothers
                                                                                                                                            05 Love To Burn
                                                                                                                                            06 Cinnamon Girl
                                                                                                                                            07 Mansion On The Hill
                                                                                                                                            08 Fuckin’ Up
                                                                                                                                            09 Cortez The Killer
                                                                                                                                            10 Powderfinger
                                                                                                                                            11 Love And Only Love
                                                                                                                                            12 Rockin’ In The Free World
                                                                                                                                            13 Like A Hurricane
                                                                                                                                            14 Farmer John
                                                                                                                                            15 Tonight’s The Night
                                                                                                                                            16 Roll Another Number

                                                                                                                                            Arc (A Compilation Composition)



                                                                                                                                              After taking time out from working together to focus on separate musical projects, maverick composer Alan Roberts (Jim Noir) and crowd-rousing vocalist Leonore Wheatley (International Teachers of Pop / The Soundcarriers) have re-joined forces to introduce Co-Pilot. Each the other’s wing person, they’re plotting an escape through Manchester’s claustrophobic grey skies with the pencil case colour of a hand-sewn multi-coloured primary school patchwork quilt. “We are both the creators in charge of navigating Co-Pilot’s overall sound which changes from track to track,” Leonore hints at what to expect. “There are about 6 different genres on one album, it's a pick n mix record!”

                                                                                                                                              Happy in the haze of many boozy hours the album was recorded over just a few months whilst holed up and hanging out in Al’s city centre Dookstereo studio. The former Mill allowed the pair to relax, laugh and create without constraint. Armed with their original demos and vocal recordings from Al’s flat, they’d nip by the offie to pick up some Dutch courage before setting to work: building arrangements from a drum beat and basic chord pattern, the pair were so in tune they rarely spoke, allowing only the music to lead the way. “We’d communicate through nods of agreement or grimaces of dismay,” Leonore recalls. “Using the instruments with Al in production mode, we let the sound dictate the process whilst being drunk enough to follow it.”

                                                                                                                                              The sound of life coming full circle after honing their separate crafts, Leonore had previously played keys and vocals in Jim Noir’s live band before moving on to front International Teachers of Pop for two critically lauded albums of joyous dancefloor filling bangers - their self-titled debut (2019) and Pop Gossip (2020). During that time Al would further expand Jim Noir’s universe with AM Jazz, which was celebrated as the no.1 album in Piccadilly Records’ ‘End of Year Review’ (2020), followed by the Deep View Blue E.P. (2021) cementing his status as one of Manchester’s finest songwriters.

                                                                                                                                              As Leonore added her vocal magic to Al’s early demos of what would eventually become Co-Pilot’s ‘Spring Beach’ and a crooked original version of closing track ‘Corner House’, the vibe was prophetic “like the ending of Grease as Danny and Sandy take flight through the clouds”, letting their imaginations fly. The songs were the catalyst to spark a new phase of the pair working together, picking up where they left off. “From messing about with sounds during rehearsals in the very beginning it was always clear we liked the combination of sounds we made,” Leonore recalls.

                                                                                                                                              Powered by a ‘try anything’ approach, Co-Pilot blends the musical DNA of what you’ve come to expect from each of the pair’s previous flight paths. “Whatever is switched on or nearby gets used. There's no 'correct' for us. If it sounds good, record it,” Al tells. United through typically turbulent wonky pop and lurking samples, whether culled from 70s TV themes or recreations of past and found sounds (see Al’s 60s tropicalia guitar on ‘Brick’, or the innocent ‘Swim to Sweden’ which opens with an ice cream van jingle Al recorded from his bedroom window) their process offers up a bucket load of Easter eggs. The album even features snippets from dearly departed pal Batfinks whilst ‘Motosaka’ is perhaps the most expensive 2-minutes on the album, featuring a Columbia Records Japan-cleared sample of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s ‘Thousand Knives’. Its synth squelches and Tom Tom Club funk also received the blessing of Haroumi Hosono, Godfather of Japanese Electronica, who agreed to being sampled in an original version of the song. “We just kept listening back and hitting gold,” Al recalls. “I was thinking ‘yeah, not sure what this is but I like it! We were buzzing with what we had made.”

                                                                                                                                              But the sound wouldn’t come without self-imposed instrumental challenges. Thanks to an old mellotron sample on ‘Move To It,’ the moog riff and nautical accordion breaks on ‘Swim To Sweden’ and the 6/8 and 7/8 jaunt of ‘Brick’, time signatures were lovingly skewed to create Co-Pilot’s unique mood. “It was a bastard getting the drums right,” Leonore reveals, “but I like the wonkiness”. Levelling up through the lyrics, the words of smoky and evocative ‘She Walks In Beauty’ are based on a Lord Byron poem, with the sentiment of remembering Leonore’s late grandparents. “I wanted to see how much I could get away with just singing on one note, and how I could harmonically change everything else around it vocally,” she says. Elsewhere ‘Can You See’ was written from the perspective of a concerned sister to a brother which tells of keeping someone safe. “The lyrics are quite metaphorical about day-to-day happenings, people loved and lost. Others are rhythmic nonsense! It’s up to the listener to figure out what’s true.”

                                                                                                                                              It’s clear from Al’s productive production techniques and Leonore’s knack for vocals and lyricism, Co-Pilot’s course is engineered by two aeronautically adept sonic storytellers. “We share a pretty similar sense of humour,” Al tells, “It is funny listening to this quite serious album but knowing we were giggling as we recorded it all. It’s been great to have another brain to bounce off.” Their destination might be unknown, but the clouds are about to part for a sound that is light years ahead. “You'll like at least one song,” Leonore suggests, “and hopefully them all.”

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1) Swim To Sweden
                                                                                                                                              2) Move To It
                                                                                                                                              3) Motosaka
                                                                                                                                              4) Brick
                                                                                                                                              5) Can You See
                                                                                                                                              6) I Am 1
                                                                                                                                              7) She Walks In Beauty
                                                                                                                                              8) Spring Beach
                                                                                                                                              9) Cornerhouse

                                                                                                                                              Isaac Birituro & The Rail Abandon

                                                                                                                                              Kontonbili EP (feat. Wiyaala)

                                                                                                                                              Following on from the successes of their first two LPs, "Kalba" and "Small Small", Isaac Birituro & The Rail Abandon return with the "Kontonbili EP". A collection of seven tracks that trace the traditional West African roots of their sound whilst adding their unique touch, largely courtesy of Isaac's xylophone, Sonny Johns' folky embellishments and the vocal prowess of powerful Ghanaian songstress Wiyaala.

                                                                                                                                              The lead single "Hado Deeli" roughly translates to "My Rival" and is a vibrant discussion between two rivals, one of whom is always making a fuss about anything and everything, even when things are all good! "Gargar", with its collaboration of xylophone, whistles, Wiyaala's effervescent vocals and relentless groove represents, quite literally, the band's "joining together" for this EP. In contrast, "I Know" sees Sonny Johns takes over lead vocal duties to lament the breakdown of a relationship accompanied by muted horns and Wiyaala's soothing backing vocals. "Nimmbalia" continues in a mellow and reassuring tone before emerging as one of the most uplifting and simultaneously fierce cuts on the EP! The traditional version of "Bawa" - the original take of which can be found on last year's "Small Small" LP - strips things back a little, before culminating in a battle of xylophone, whistles and choir. "Yeri Villa" has a wonderfully laid back, sun drenched feel with some truly beautiful vocal refrains, and finally - only available on the digital version - comes the deeply percussive and trance inducing "Darpeny", rounding off a rather stunning EP from this cross continental outfit.

                                                                                                                                              All tracks feature Ghanaian singer, song-writer, model and actor, Wiyaala. With a strong fanbase in Africa and beyond, "the lioness" made her mark on Wah Wah 45s and BBC 6 Music last year when she featured on the A-listed "Senye", described as "perfection" by Annie Mac and "pure joy!" by Tash LC.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1. Hado Deeli (feat. Wiyaala)
                                                                                                                                              2. Gargar (feat. Wiyaala)
                                                                                                                                              3. I Know (feat. Wiyaala)
                                                                                                                                              4. Nimmbalia (feat. Wiyaala)
                                                                                                                                              5. Bawa (Traditional) [feat. Wiyaala]
                                                                                                                                              6. Yeri Villa (feat. Wiyaala)

                                                                                                                                              The debut release from Sofia Grant delves into the topic of environmentalism, a subject close to her heart and a topic foremost in the minds of many. With smoky vocals and accompanied by spectacular musicianship from the likes of Poppy Daniels, Ernesto Marichales, Lorenz Osengor Okello, Sofia has created a five track EP that introduces a noteworthy talent to the Jazz re:freshed catalogue.

                                                                                                                                              In keeping with her values, Sofia specifically requested that the physical format be pressed on eco-friendly vinyl which produces a uniquely coloured product that utilises recycled materials and offsets carbon emissions created in its manufacture.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1. Walk On Water
                                                                                                                                              2. Extinction
                                                                                                                                              3. Circular Motion
                                                                                                                                              4. Ochre
                                                                                                                                              5. Storm

                                                                                                                                              Habibi Funk is excited to share "Marzipan" - our first full length contemporary release courtesy of Beirut's multi-instrumental phenom Charif Megarbane, also known as the man behind prolific Cosmic Analog Ensemble. The LP is a journey into Charif's styling, one he terms "Lebrary": a vision of Lebanon + Mediterranean expressed through the kaleidoscopic sonics of library music. Drawing from artists that encapsulates the HF sound, such as Ziad Rahbani, Ahmed Malek and Issam Hajali, Charif translates these influences into an LP that is equally at home in '23. We always wondered why Charif's music stayed under the radar for so long, that all changes with "Marzipan", out July 14.

                                                                                                                                              Charif Megarbane, the staggeringly prolific producer, instrumentalist, and all-around musical mastermind returns with full LP "Marzipan." Following his previous release of EP "Tayara Warak" in 2022, "Marzipan" is a sonic journey that seeks to capture the full scope of Megarbane's habitus. As a composer and producer, Megarbane touts hugely versatile, sometimes volatile musicianship — his 100+ catalogue of projects (including legendary groups like the Cosmic Analog Ensemble, Free Association Syndicate, Monumental Detail, etc.) features a huge domain of sonic direction. This collection was previously developed in Megarbane's own Hisstology label which hosts a wealth of collaborative efforts. Now, Habibi Funk represents Megarbane under his own name. Megarbane finds a sonic through-line in his surrounding soundscapes as he draws on the chaotic energy of the crowded Beirut metropolis ("Souk El Ahad"), the warm atmosphere of the Lebanese countryside ("Chez Mounir"), or the lushness of a Mediterranean beach resort ("Portemilio"). Reflecting the aural composition of his direct surroundings into kaleidoscopic instrumentation provides a unique insight into how one musical phenomenon transposes sight into sound. Habibi Funk is thrilled to share "Marzipan" and finally throttle this under-theradar phenomenon into the solo spotlight. Despite the magnitude of his catalog, Megarbane's LP sounds as fresh—as resolutely inspired—as a debut record. "Marzipan" continues down the winding path he trod on EP "Tayyara Warak" (released Decmber, 2022) which features solid footing in the hectic city sounds Megarbane hears as home. Despite his obvious musical acumen, Megarbane's greatest talent seems to be his open ears. In many ways, "Marzipan" is a cartographic feat — it travels and traces a journey across many dimensions (both sonic and physical). Megarbane's instrumental catalogue is vast: toy glockenspiel, harpsichord, pedal steel, a classic Wurlitzer, et al are used liberally on the record. The resultant sound is as sprawling as the musician's instrumental dexterity. "Marzipan's" closing track "Bala 3anouan" can be translated loosely to "without address" — a fitting final word. Despite the entire record being a sincere testament to Megarbane's environmental approach to music-making, the record is not bound to any particular coordinates, or any particular sound for that matter. The vastness of his influences — beloved artists like Ahmed Malek and Issam Hajali (both Habibi Funk veterans); West African funk deep cuts; European cinematic scores; et al — result in a record of somewhat unparalleled expansiveness. Floating melodies and frantic rhythmic interludes both find natural homes across "Marzipan." The record is tinged with psychedelic elements—fuzz-drenched guitar, sliding microtonal interludes, hypnotic rhythmic breakdowns. Reflecting on his creative process, Megarbane cites a stream of consciousness approach: "It's a very spontaneous, playful, and diary-like approach and workflow…I trust my instinct because instinct is based on experience." Lead single "Souk El Ahad" opens the roll-out with a raucous energy, out June 12. Megarbane abstracts busy city sounds into a psychedelic framework, casting technicolor hues on everyday experience. Following is second single "Pas de Dialogue" out June 23. The track jerks the listener towards a more meditative state with lulling harpsichord and expanding, cinematic sound. "Marzipan" will be available physically and digitally everywhere on July 14, 2023. Be sure to listen for focus track "Chez Mounir" that captures the warmth of community in a joyful, laidback groove.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1. Souk El Ahad
                                                                                                                                              2. Tarator
                                                                                                                                              3. Pas De Dialogue
                                                                                                                                              4. Marzipan
                                                                                                                                              5. Chez Mounir
                                                                                                                                              6. 3aks El Seir
                                                                                                                                              7. Abou Boutros
                                                                                                                                              8. Istintaj
                                                                                                                                              9. Ma Ward
                                                                                                                                              10. Yara
                                                                                                                                              11. Chataranj
                                                                                                                                              12. Shanklish
                                                                                                                                              13. Portemilio
                                                                                                                                              14. Pale Baleine
                                                                                                                                              15. Ya Salam
                                                                                                                                              16. A Parking Lot By The Sea
                                                                                                                                              17. Bala 3anouan

                                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                                              Vocal Group Madness

                                                                                                                                                Please don't call it Doo Wop! This is Vocal Group Madness!!! 14 Bam-A-Lam Vocal Group Rockers from the 50's & 60's for your next Dance Party. The album is a compilation of obscure and definitely rocking tracks from the archives of some of the coolest vocal harmony groups of the era, including The Ideals, The Eventuals, The Neons, and Little Anthony and the Imperials. Most of these tracks were previously only available on hard-to-find vinyl records and have been carefully remastered to bring them to their full sonic potential.

                                                                                                                                                King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

                                                                                                                                                PetroDragonic Apocalypse; Or, Dawn Of Eternal Night: An Annihilation Of Planet Earth And The Beginning Of Merciless Damnation

                                                                                                                                                  King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard announce their 24th album, PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation.

                                                                                                                                                  It is the group’s second full-length album excursion into thrash — following 2019’s Infest The Rats’ Nest — though, as you might expect, PetroDragonic Apocalypse is no mere retread of Rats’ Nest’s gory glories, but rather a full evolutionary step all of its own.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  LP1 – Side A
                                                                                                                                                  1. Motor Spirit
                                                                                                                                                  2. Supercell
                                                                                                                                                  LP1 – Side B
                                                                                                                                                  1. Converge
                                                                                                                                                  2. Witchcraft
                                                                                                                                                  3. Gila Monster
                                                                                                                                                  LP2 – Side A
                                                                                                                                                  1. Dragon
                                                                                                                                                  2. Flamethrower
                                                                                                                                                  LP2 – Side B
                                                                                                                                                  1. Dawn Of Eternal Night 

                                                                                                                                                  Jon Hopkins


                                                                                                                                                    To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Jon Hopkins’ seminal fourth album, Immunity, a newly remastered version of the record is now available.

                                                                                                                                                    A confident, dramatic record defined by an acute sense of physicality and place, Immunity felt and still feels, like the accompaniment to a journey of creativity, a trip inside Hopkins’ mind. It brought together everything he had learnt and experienced already but also paved the way for the evolution of his future records, most recently, 2021’s Music For Psychedelic Therapy.

                                                                                                                                                    Immunity was a turning point in Hopkins’ career. On its release in 2013, Immunity announced itself as a powerful, multi-faceted beast, packed with the most aggressively dancefloor-focussed music Hopkins had ever made. However, Immunity was never just about the techno behemoths - of which there were several. Hopkins wanted the album to help people to reach different states of mind. From graceful and mournful piano notes, stirring choral drones, he was always seeking new melodic routes to aid this and his desire to use physical, real-world sounds as the basis for many of the album’s rhythms allowed him to craft one of the most human electronic albums.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    Disc 1
                                                                                                                                                    1. We Disappear - Remaster 2023
                                                                                                                                                    2. Open Eye Signal - Remaster 2023
                                                                                                                                                    3. Breathe This Air - Remaster 2023
                                                                                                                                                    4. Collider - Remaster 2023
                                                                                                                                                    5. Abandon Window - Remaster 2023
                                                                                                                                                    6. Form By Firelight - Remaster 2023
                                                                                                                                                    7. Sun Harmonics - Remaster 2023
                                                                                                                                                    8. Immunity - Remaster 2023

                                                                                                                                                    Disc 2 (CD And Download + Download Code With Vinyl)
                                                                                                                                                    1. Immunity (Asleep Version)
                                                                                                                                                    2. Form By Firelight (Asleep Version)
                                                                                                                                                    3. Breathe This Air (Asleep Version)
                                                                                                                                                    4. Open Eye Signal (Asleep Version)
                                                                                                                                                    5. Abandon Window (Moderat Remix)
                                                                                                                                                    6. Breathe This Air (feat. Purity Ring)
                                                                                                                                                    7. We Disappear (feat. Lulu James)
                                                                                                                                                    8. Open Eye Signal (George Fitzgerald Remix)
                                                                                                                                                    9. Collider (Pangaea Remix)


                                                                                                                                                    Settle 10

                                                                                                                                                      Released 31st May 2013 via Island Records, Settle is the debut album by brothers Guy & Howard Lawrence, better known as Disclosure. The album was nominated for Best Dance/Electronica Album at the 2014 Grammy Award, shortlisted for the 2013 Mercury Prize and ranked as Rolling Stone magazine’s 93rd best debut album of all time.

                                                                                                                                                      Debuting at number #1 in the UK album chart selling 45k copies in its first week and certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry later that year. In the US, the album reached number one on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums. 7 singles were released with the first, Latch (featuring global superstar Sam Smith) peaking at 11 in the UK singles chart. Second single White Noise (with guest vocals from AlunaGeorge) reached 2 in the UK singles chart.

                                                                                                                                                      Celebrating the 10th anniversary of this culturally important album is a 2LP transparent orange vinyl. Featuring 4 non-album tracks on vinyl for the very first time, chosen by the brothers and a new 10th anniversary hype sticker. To complement the vinyl will be a digital release of the duo’s legendary show at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2014, this will be the first time the complete gig will be available to all digital partners.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      LP ONE - SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                      When A Fire Starts To Burn
                                                                                                                                                      F For You
                                                                                                                                                      White Noise
                                                                                                                                                      LP ONE - SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                      Defeated No More
                                                                                                                                                      Second Chance
                                                                                                                                                      LP TWO - SIDE C
                                                                                                                                                      Grab Her!
                                                                                                                                                      You & Me
                                                                                                                                                      Confess To Me
                                                                                                                                                      LP TWO - SIDE D
                                                                                                                                                      You & Me - Flume Remix
                                                                                                                                                      What's In Your Head


                                                                                                                                                      Music For Film: Tramps! & Women Against The Bomb

                                                                                                                                                        A seismic, cinematic double dose from two sonic veterans with previous in Wire, Electrelane, and Better Corners. MEMORIALS’ kaleidoscopic debut covers broad musical territory, encompassing protest songs, fuzz-flooded pop, searing drone, and psychedelic freakouts whilst carving out a sound that is uniquely their own.

                                                                                                                                                        Both halves of this dynamic double album were originally conceived as individual film soundtracks but once the multi-instrumental duo of Verity Susan & Matthew Simms brought ‘Music For Film’ into a live space, the desire to shape it into a cohesive whole was more than they could resist. The resulting, intoxicating, musical odyssey can be viewed independently from the associated films and stands proudly as an ambitious artistic statement.

                                                                                                                                                        “The music we like and admire ranges from challenging to really tuneful, and we try to bring all that together in a way that sounds natural.” - MEMORIALS

                                                                                                                                                        Doug Gomez’s new album “Puro” is that rare release in our dance music industry where the level of artistry in the music is just as important as this collection’s ability to move the dancefloor. Doug’s extensive experience in the industry, and his own personal development as a producer /DJ, enables him to walk that fine line between musical craftsmanship and dancefloor accessibility. The result is an album that is an essential addition to the collection of all lovers of House Music and Afro-Latin Rhythms. The album’s title track “Puro” flows with a multi percussive rhythmic core that’s embellished with exotic and energetic sythn lines and instrumental elements that display Doug’s international background, while tracks like “Theresa’s Paradise” and “Without You feat. Aaron K. Gray” illuminate his extensive experience in playing and producing tracks that represent the evolution of New York’s storied House Music history. The vinyl release is packaged in a vibrant and multi-layered custom art package that was designed by Doug himself.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        A1. New York State Of Mind 
                                                                                                                                                        A2. Meta Mor Fo Sis (Latin Jazz Mix) 
                                                                                                                                                        B1. A Vida É Boa, A Vida É Sol 
                                                                                                                                                        B2. Eu Sei De Alguém 
                                                                                                                                                        C1. Ilaroun 
                                                                                                                                                        C2. Que O Amanha Vai Trazer 
                                                                                                                                                        D1. Rosa Blanca 
                                                                                                                                                        D2. Puro 

                                                                                                                                                        Alleviated Records is proud to present the second of hopefully a succession of releases sharing selections from our own Archive of recordings that either have never been issued or that have never been issued on the Alleviated imprint. After many years of being "on-the-shelf" we are extremely pleased to share these with the public.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        1. The Time Is Now (old School Mix)
                                                                                                                                                        2. Premonition Of Lost Love (jordan Kevin's Zanzibar Dub)
                                                                                                                                                        3. Andromeda One
                                                                                                                                                        4. Mystery Of Love (dj Mel's Regentryfication)

                                                                                                                                                        Pale Blue Eyes

                                                                                                                                                        This House

                                                                                                                                                          To celebrate the launch of their new LP "This House", Pale Blue Eyes will be performing an acoustic set live in store on Thursday 7th September at 1pm.

                                                                                                                                                          Pre-order the LP now to guarantee entry to the show.

                                                                                                                                                          Delirious chatter… clinks of warm cans of beer… Cocteau Twins played at full blast. Lively memories of parties and people live on through This House, the new album from Pale Blue Eyes. The house in question is there on the front cover, the childhood home of the trio’s vocalist and guitarist, Matt Board. Defined by closure and moving on, This House is shaken to its rafters as the band navigate the grief of recent parental loss. Alongside uplifting melodies that dance like no-one’s watching, the album is rich in life-affirming human connections, where music-making becomes a means of recovery.

                                                                                                                                                          “When Mum died, five years after Dad, there was this charge hanging in the air, connecting each person in the room,” says Matt. “Time stopped. I felt like I momentarily entered an alternative dimension between life and death. Days and weeks later I’d see my family in every corner of the house – all the reminders, ghosts and memories. Then, gradually, it felt like time for a new start, moving on from the house and my amazing parents.”

                                                                                                                                                          While the band’s debut LP Souvenirs captured memories and melancholy from around the death of Matt’s father, This House is its next-door neighbour. The new album was finished in the immediate aftermath of the death of Matt’s mum. As soon as the record was completed, PBE were packing up the contents from their self-built Penquit Mill home studio, financed through endless casual work and a bank loan. The location was a dream – in the middle of nowhere, just south of Dartmoor, midway between Plymouth and Totnes.

                                                                                                                                                          The studio was where they spent hours recording and self-producing both records, while supporting Matt’s mum through the decline of a long-term illness. Matt and his bandmate and wife Lucy Board (drums/synth/production) have now returned north, to her native Sheffield, with funk-mad bassist Aubrey Simpson living between Devon and London.

                                                                                                                                                          “It’s a more sombre and more ecstatic album, with an urgent desire to remember and enjoy every moment,” says Matt of the record’s life-defining “end of era” moments. “We’ve dealt with loss throughout both albums,” says Matt, “but this time there has been rebuilding – appreciating and relishing the things and people still here.” Pertinently, album tracks ‘Sister’ and ‘More’ celebrate the complexities of relationships between family and friends.

                                                                                                                                                          “We wanted to turn a shitty situation into something positive,” says Lucy, “ so we put all our energy into making music that was fun to play live and perhaps open up a way out.” Matt concurs: “The album captures moments of elation and joy alongside the grave mood that eventually engulfed our home. During those tough times we played all over the UK and overseas, buoyed by the thrill of people listening to what we’d been working on… knowing two days later we’d be in a hospice saying our final goodbyes to Mum. The ultimate headfuckery.”

                                                                                                                                                          PBE say the new album is a “slightly more worldly-wise sibling” to 2022 debut LP Souvenirs. The latter was roundly acclaimed. “Joyous... propulsive… exhilarating”, said Uncut. Magic of France were impressed: “Ultrapuissante... orgasmique... profondeur infinie.” Line Of Best Fit said, “‘Like all great debuts it’s both a culmination of their beginnings as well as a pointer to the wide open road ahead.”

                                                                                                                                                          Mixed and mastered by Moonlandingz’s Dean Honer (Róisín Murphy, The Human League, I Monster), with jam sessions its driving force, This House bounces through analogue tape delays and effects pedals to capture life’s oscillating journey. Celebratory ‘Simmering,’ and ‘Hang Out’ offer peaks, highlighting the importance of pressing the ‘off’ switch. “It’s about enjoying simple moments,” says Matt, “the sun on your face, hanging with friends in the pub, looking at the night sky...”

                                                                                                                                                          Any threat of troughs are lifted by motorik rhythms from their Moog Little Phatty and Prophet 12 – thanks to Lucy’s fascination for South Yorkshire synth innovation. The dissertation for her music degree was titled “An Investigation into Sheffield's Alternative Music Scene Between 1973 and 1978, with Particular Reference to Cabaret Voltaire.”

                                                                                                                                                          With This House, Lucy’s hometown sounds blend with Aubrey’s evangelical interest in Motown and various funk titans. These diverse touchstones comes through in the PBE album’s blend of pop hooks and psych-rock sophistication. ‘Heating’s On’ is a driving anthem, glistening with ’80s guitar and a trumpet part care of Lucy. ‘Sister’ mixes goth-rock guitar with DIY choral grandeur, a tasty mix of The Cult and Joe Meek. ‘Millions Times Over’ takes feelings of hopelessness and then creates a lovely bittersweet feel via shimmering synths and wistful vocals. The album concludes with the widescreen expanse of ‘Underwater’, a moving, meditative set-piece.

                                                                                                                                                          “Mum always said she loved hearing the sounds of the recording process as people would come and go from the studio,” Matt remembers.

                                                                                                                                                          Making music as a means to go on, Pale Blue Eyes’ two albums bookend other significant moments, such as soundtracking the Atmos arts-and-housing project in Totnes (featuring a sound-and-light installation by Brian Eno). There was also the time PBE’s beloved old Citroën blew up between gigs, reinforcing a valuable lesson. “You have to embrace the Berlingo!” says Lucy, rolling out the band’s new motto.

                                                                                                                                                          “Change is inevitable,” Matt adds. “You have to embrace it all, the good and bad, and the horribly ugly.”

                                                                                                                                                          David Bowie

                                                                                                                                                          Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (50th Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                                                                                            David Bowie retired Ziggy Stardust, his most famous alter-ego, in front of 5000 stunned fans at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. Now, the fully restored film and soundtrack will be released for the first time for the 50th anniversary of the show. Renowned filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker (Monterey Pop, Bob Dylan - Don’t Look Back, Depeche Mode - 101) captured the momentous event by filming Bowie and The Spiders From Mars backstage and onstage.

                                                                                                                                                            Although filmed 50 years ago, the film was not widely seen for over a decade. However, the film and its soundtrack have been newly remastered with the medley of ‘The Jean Genie/Love Me Do’ medley and ‘Round And Round’ featuring the late legendary Jeff Beck reinstated - the latter track making its very first appearance anywhere. Both performances were newly mixed by long-time Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti.

                                                                                                                                                            The show featured Bowie’s famous speech just before the final encore, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide’, where he revealed that he was retiring the Ziggy Stardust persona. The shocking announcement came as a surprise to all in attendance – including members of his band and was the first proclamation of its kind in rock and roll.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            Side 1
                                                                                                                                                            Hang On To Yourself
                                                                                                                                                            Ziggy Stardust
                                                                                                                                                            Watch That Man
                                                                                                                                                            Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud
                                                                                                                                                            All The Young Dudes
                                                                                                                                                            Oh! You Pretty Things
                                                                                                                                                            Moonage Daydream
                                                                                                                                                            Side 2
                                                                                                                                                            Space Oddity
                                                                                                                                                            My Death
                                                                                                                                                            Cracked Actor
                                                                                                                                                            Side 3
                                                                                                                                                            The Width Of A Circle
                                                                                                                                                            Let’s Spend The Night Together
                                                                                                                                                            Suffragette City
                                                                                                                                                            Side 4
                                                                                                                                                            White Light/White Heat
                                                                                                                                                            Medley: The Jean Genie / Love Me Do / The Jean Genie (feat. Jeff Beck)
                                                                                                                                                            Round And Round (feat. Jeff Beck)
                                                                                                                                                            Farewell Speech
                                                                                                                                                            Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

                                                                                                                                                            Hiss Golden Messenger

                                                                                                                                                            Jump For Joy

                                                                                                                                                              It’s spring of 2023 in the North Carolina Piedmont, and songwriter and singer M.C. Taylor leader of the band Hiss Golden Messenger is feeling alive. Joyful. Eternal, he might say. For the Grammy-nominated musician, whose albums have traced an internal path through adulthood, fatherhood, spirituality, and depression for well over a decade, this is something new. “The tunes on Jump for Joy were composed in free moments throughout 2022, a year during which Hiss was on the road more or less constantly,” explains Taylor. “And perhaps because the post-pandemic energy out in the world felt so chaotic and uncertain, I found myself thinking a lot about the role that music has played in my life and how exactly I ended up in the rarefied position of leading a band and crew all over the globe through dingy graffiti-scrawled green rooms, venerated music halls, dust-blown roadside motels. Sometimes playing in front of 5,000; sometimes 200. Sleeping sitting up. Laughing until my stomach hurts. Not being able to fall asleep at 3 a.m. in some anonymous bed because my mind is spinning with anxiety or depression or adrenaline, or because my ears are still ringing. Robbing Peter to pay Paul, then robbing Paul to pay Peter back. Over and over again. It’s an outlaw life but one, I’m coming to realize, that makes me happy.”

                                                                                                                                                              The songs that make up Jump for Joy the sharpest and most autobiographical that Taylor has written under the Hiss name read as a sort of epistolary, postcards between the present-day songwriter and his alias Michael Crow, a teenaged dreamer very much like Taylor himself, who trips his way through the 14 tunes that make up the record. In this way, Jump for Joy is a meditation on a life lived with art, and the ways that our hopes and dreams and decisions bump up against and, with a little bit of luck, occasionally merge with real life. “Creating this character became the way that I could explore these vulnerable, tender moments that were so decisive in my life, even if I didn’t know it at the time,” explains Taylor.

                                                                                                                                                              Produced by Taylor and engineered by longtime Hiss compatriot Scott Hirsch over two weeks in the late fall of 2022 at the fabled Sonic Ranch studio in Tornillo, TX, just a short walk from the Mexican border, Jump for Joy dances with joyful, spontaneous energy that feels like a fresh chapter in the Hiss Golden Messenger oeuvre. Taylor is accompanied throughout the album by his crack live band: guitarist Chris Boerner, bassist Alex Bingham, keyboardist Sam Fribush, and drummer Nick Falk, a collection of musicians that have helped make Hiss Golden Messenger’s live performances legendary affairs.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              SIDE A:
                                                                                                                                                              1. 20 Years And A Nickel
                                                                                                                                                              2. Alice
                                                                                                                                                              3. I Saw The New Day In The World
                                                                                                                                                              4. Shinbone
                                                                                                                                                              5. Little Pink Church
                                                                                                                                                              6. Jesus Is Bored
                                                                                                                                                              7. Nu-Grape
                                                                                                                                                              SIDE B:
                                                                                                                                                              8. Feeling Eternal
                                                                                                                                                              9. Jump For Joy
                                                                                                                                                              10. The Wondering
                                                                                                                                                              11. Palo Santo/Cloud Mesa
                                                                                                                                                              12. California King
                                                                                                                                                              13. My Old Friends
                                                                                                                                                              14. Sunset On The Faders


                                                                                                                                                              Miracle Mile - 10-Year Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                Orange and pink spokes with red splatter vinyl. Includes bonus flexi 7" of an unreleased track.

                                                                                                                                                                Originally released on February 19, 2013, STRFKR’s third full-length album, Miracle Mile, propelled the Portland, OR dance-pop band into new sonic territory with its infectious energy and innovative blend of electronic and rock elements. Recorded collaboratively in early 2012 in Astoria, Oregon, Miracle Mile marked a defining moment for the band, as primary songwriter Josh Hodges invited the other members to contribute to the creative process. The resulting tracks, including standouts like “While I’m Alive,” “Atlantis,” and “Golden Light,” showcased the band's dynamic range and elevated their status as one of the most exciting and innovative indie rock bands of the early 2010s. 10 years later, Miracle Mile remains a fan favorite and a standout in STRFKR's acclaimed discography.

                                                                                                                                                                The album is being re-released on a new vinyl color and includes a bonus flexi with the previously unreleased b-side "Gay Days," a
                                                                                                                                                                testament to the enduring impact of this seminal work.

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                1. While I'm Alive
                                                                                                                                                                2. Sazed
                                                                                                                                                                3. Malmo
                                                                                                                                                                4. Beach Monster
                                                                                                                                                                5. Isea
                                                                                                                                                                6. YAYAYA
                                                                                                                                                                7. Fortune's Fool
                                                                                                                                                                8. Kahlil Gibran
                                                                                                                                                                9. Say To You
                                                                                                                                                                10. Atlantis
                                                                                                                                                                11. Leave It All Behind
                                                                                                                                                                12. I Don't Want To See
                                                                                                                                                                13. Last Words
                                                                                                                                                                14. Golden Light
                                                                                                                                                                15. Nite Rite

                                                                                                                                                                Bonus Flexi 7"
                                                                                                                                                                1. Gay Days

                                                                                                                                                                Mr Scruff

                                                                                                                                                                Trouser Jazz - Deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                  Deluxe 20th anniversary edition of the classic Mr. Scruff album. 2LP (blue / red vinyl) with iconic artwork by Mr. Scruff & Airside plus infinity peelable trouser sticker on the cover to reveal silver and gold foiled 20th anniversary trousers. 

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  A1. Here We Go
                                                                                                                                                                  A2. Sweetsmoke
                                                                                                                                                                  A3. Come Alive (feat. Niko)
                                                                                                                                                                  A4. Shrimp

                                                                                                                                                                  B1. Vibrate (feat. Braintax)
                                                                                                                                                                  B2. Ug
                                                                                                                                                                  B3. Shelf Wobbler

                                                                                                                                                                  C1. Valley Of The Sausages (feat. Sneaky & Seaming To)
                                                                                                                                                                  C2. Champion Nibble
                                                                                                                                                                  C3. Come On Grandad

                                                                                                                                                                  D1. Beyond (feat. Seaming To)
                                                                                                                                                                  D2. Giffin
                                                                                                                                                                  D3. Ahoy There!

                                                                                                                                                                  DeYarmond Edison


                                                                                                                                                                    Epoch is the story of DeYarmond Edison: Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Justin Vernon and Joe Westerlund, told as never before. It’s a tale of community, vision, family, and a quartet that wanted to be too good to last. Rendered in maximalist detail, Epoch explores their saga while also telling a more universal tale: it explores and celebrates what everyone else is doing, making and building outside those cities that live under a microscope. It treats “small town shit” with the canonical care it deserves.

                                                                                                                                                                    Scenes, especially the so-called small ones, are stitched together by the friendships and relationships that lock arms to build it. In this way, Epoch is also a friendship fable; “There’s a coming of age when it comes together,” describes Executive Producer Grayson Haver Currin, “and a coming of age when it breaks apart.” The epilogue is nice-to-have – where are they now, and so on – but it’s not the story. The story is the moment, which is the people, which is the friendships, which is the scene, which is the moment.

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