Doug Payne is a graduate of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art (also known as FAME) in Manhattan NY, and Howard University in Washington D.C. He performed as a member of the Sister Sledge tour ("We are Family") has produced several recordings for quite a few East Coast acts and worked as the Music Director for The Dreamlovers, Eddie Holman, The Coasters and the house-band for the Atlantic City television show Chat-24.

We are happy to present two of his self released singles in full on one long 12". She Is On The Money is a A+ Boogie floor filler this previously unreleased in this full version massive 15 Mins long mix direct from master tape. On the flip we have Doug's first single "Holiday" which was previously 45 only and very hard to find, plus some other mixes of "She is On The Money" from a second tape, HEAT!


1. She Is On The Money (Unreleased Full Version)
2. Holiday
3. She Is On The Money (Alternate Version)
4. She Is On The Money (7 Inch Mix)
5. She Is On The Money (Instrumental)



    Bristol hip hop duo release their debut 12” ahead of an album in July featuring a thumping electro remix by SURGEON (Dynamic Tension/ Tresor Records) and an extended remix by Ree-Vo themselves.

    The lp ‘All Welcome on Planet Ree-Vo’ due for release in July could only really have been made in one city steeped as it is in Bristol’s decades of less conventional hip hop and bass music. Tweaked and fine tuned during the summer of 2020 the record punches with a mix of red eyed paranoia to a playful future funk.

    T. Relly is pure Bristol hip hop royalty – known in the community variously for his links to all of the city’s major club nights, his passion and support for the most disadvantaged (through his work with the youth and prison leavers), through to compering stages at St Paul’s Carnival and his seminal 2018 lp with DJ Rogue ‘Let Them Know’. 


    A) Combat (Spaceland Remix)
    B1) Combat (Surgeon Remix)
    B2) Combat (Surgeon Instrumental)

    Steven Rutter

    Close Your Eyes And Breathe

    Steven Rutter, one half of B12, returns to De:tuned with a staggering ode to the 90s UK bleep techno era. Opener "O.L.F. ResPekt" sets the bar with a respectful flashback to the trademark sound. "Rewind 273" follows the path with a pitched down composition that strengthens the rather mellow and floaty vibe. On the flip "Incredible" combines the best of both worlds, a real gem for all bleep and bass fiends in signature B12 style.

    Kevin Foakes (Openmind, DJ Food, Ninja Tune) created all the graphic work. Mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis and pressed on 180 gr vinyl. 


    A1. O.L.F. ResPekt
    A2. Rewind 273
    B1. Incredible


    Taken Away

      The long awaited vinyl version including the unreleased original version of Taken Away and the bonus album “Demos, Cassettes, Adats and Floppies”


      A1. Do Wrong
      A2. Taken Away
      B1. I’m Already Hi
      B2. Let Me In
      B3. Goodbye Everybody
      C1. Let Me Show You Love
      C2. Slow Down
      D1. Stay Awhile
      D2. Taken Away (Original Mix)
      E1. TiredofLooking4Utime4U2ComeLooking4Me
      E2. We Wanna Party
      E3. Cotton 4 Daze
      F1. Pullup Selecta
      F2. Thought About It
      F3. I Got Werk

      Brace! Brace! That record is a bouncing riddim, and we never know where it's gonna land: here noise or miami bass, there dark disco and then Balearic. What could be an easy puzzle for diggers always feels true though. Sincere, like the 14-year-old DJ F16 Falcon, going nuts on some American nu hardcore - the back of the record are actual screenshots testifying of that moment. A life ago, DJ F16 Falcon used to be a part of the noise music scene in Paris, releasing music under the Roger mpr moniker. He dropped the complicated stuff for dance music but kept the industrial touch. We all need some dance. And we all need a Sugar Dada.


      A1 - You Make Me Feel So Good I
      A2 - Sit On My Face
      A3 - Love Blow Dem 40
      A4 - Psy Rance
      B1 - 1Tension
      B2 - You Make Me Feel So Good II
      B3 - Would You Like To Be A Gearstluz Too?

      Ducks Ltd.

      Get Bleak

        Toronto’s Ducks Ltd. will release their debut EP, Get Bleak on May 21, 2021 via Carpark Records. Composed of friends Evan Lewis, on lead guitar, and Tom Mcgreevy, on vocals and rhythm guitar, the band built a reputation in their hometown for their bright, sinewy, guitar sound while sharing bills with artists like Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Weyes Blood, The Goon Sax and Juan Wauters. They have earned accolades from Pitchfork who praised the band’s “lilting, throwback jangle pop,” and acclaim from outlets like NPR, Paste, NME, Apple Music 1, and more.

        The opening track, “Get Bleak” sets a thematic tone for the EP, one of cultural self-awareness and satiric critiques of society’s pressures and the often ridiculous demands – and prices we pay – to exist. Chiming with breezy indie guitar sounds akin to those of Flying Nun and Sarah Records acts, the track, that features a contribution from Laura Hermiston of Twist, pokes fun at the idea that moving from city to city will fix the problems in your life. Following suit is “Gleaming Spires”, a track that zeroes in on the cities we live in and the push-pull relationships that we so often share with them. “Anhedonia”, via it’s tightly-wound rhythm and nostalgia-inked guitars, shifts focus to the times when one is unable to wring any joy out of the things that they find important in life.

        Bringing the band’s characteristic restless bounce, thoughtful lyricism and penchant for orchestration, the tracks explore topics like troubled friendships (“It’s Easy”), self-destructive desires (“Oblivion”), and living with decline (“As Big As All Outside”) while maintaining the balance of earnest self-reflection and humor that endeared audiences to the original release.

        Full of the unbridled radiance of jangle-pop, the debut EP from Ducks Ltd.’s Get Bleak celebrates their strengths while expanding their thematic and compositional horizons, and providing an intriguing glimpse of what’s to come. 


        1. Get Bleak
        2. Gleaming Spires
        3. Annie Forever
        4. Anhedonia
        5. Oblivion
        6. As Big As All Outside
        7. It's Easy

        The Shadow (aka Lou Robinson Of SCAN7)

        The Lurking Shadow EP

        Another classic release on Makin' Madd Records in the rebound! This time it's The Shadow aka Lou Robinson of SCAN7) "The Lurking Shadow EP" which came out 1995 will be soon available again on solid black vinyl. Re-mastered edition - don't sleep! Special thanks to Mr. Terrence Parker!


        1. Darkness
        A2. The Other Side
        B1. The Vision
        B2. Reflection

        If you don't yet know, Flexi is a record store and music label based in Italy and run by Simone and Lorenzo.

        Over the years, Flexi have gained both the respect and recognition of the music scene, earned by almost forty years of experience in the world of music and with the support of many DJs, artists and fans

        Finally Flexi Cuts returns with a brand new release pressed on a “raw transparent" vinyl called “Velvet Series” no 2 – six quality tracks from six superb artists for an electronic journey that makes you fly over “velvet”.

        Selection of the works wasn't easy; the tracks were chosen tryin' to maintain a high quality level, such as the oldest (v. series part 1) which have been so appreciated out there.

        The A side opening is by Bologna-based Brine, with “YR Body” that provides a Juno-ish bassline with a catchy vocal and a jazzy mood.

        Then we have “Benerice" from Daughters and Sons (aka the master Luca Fronza) who throws us into a beautiful Detroit-inspired analog jam.

        This side ends with our very own Sicily man Manuold with fresh Italo-House vibes absolutely made for the dance floor.

        On the B side, welcome back the veterans Tengrams (formerly the Piatto brothers from N.O.I.A Records) with the outstanding "Rapid Eye Movement"… travelling across retro-future influences and 808 patterns… under a dystopian-sci-fi movie theme.

        B2 track is by the Calma duo who plays with a few elements to build a neverending techno climax...did you recognise the sample?

        The last track is a sort of relaxing downtempo sunset closure complete with bells, from the California producer Gloved Hands, a name that speaks for itself.


        A1. Brine - Yr Body
        A2. Daughters & Sons - Benerice (feat. Miss Daisy)
        A3. Manuold - Acid Puff
        B1. Tengrams - Rapid Eye Movement
        B2. Calma - Dreaming Pad
        B3. Gloved Hands Rice Cracker

        We started First Word Records in late 2003. The core team is based in London, but our roster is comprised of artists from all over the globe. As we look ahead to our 20th anniversary, and hit our 200th release, this EP is a collaborative effort from some of our current artists.

        As a label, we've often championed musicians that create sounds that fall within the cracks of more defined-genres. Our aim has always been to highlight unique talent where we find it, and ultimately find things we deem worthy of inclusion in the great mixtape of life! Quite often the links may not seem apparent, but we feel blessed to have been able to slowly build a family of artists that not only have great respect for each other, but will quite often collaborate together without any prompts from us. This collection of music is a series of examples of that. 'A Family Affair'.

        For this vinyl EP, there is a heavy dancefloor vibe, with four tracks that nestle within the realms of broken beat.

        Following her debut EP 'Light It Again' for us in late 2020, Allysha Joy's track 'Better' is re-visited by the don Kaidi Tatham, who reworks the track in his own inimitable way; starting on a half-tempo neo-soul vein, before switching to his trademark fusion of bruk, boogie and jazz mid-way.

        After a lengthy absence we're delighted to welcome back Quiet Dawn and Sarah Williams White, with a collaborative piece between the two entitled 'One By One'. You can expect longer projects from them both later in the year, but here's a little vibe to wet your whistle. This, the 'Bruk It' version doing exactly what it says on the tin.

        On the flipside, we have a delicious rub of Takuya Kuroda's 'Fade' featuring the vocals of Corey King and taken from Takuya's highly-acclaimed LP 'Fly Moon Die Soon'. The remix work on this one courtesy of a killer combo in their own rights, KEARL aka Earl Jeffers (Darkhouse Family) and K15 (Profusion).

        Speaking of K15, this EP closes out with his interpretation of Teotima's 'But I Can't' originally from their 2019 album 'Weightless'. Taking elements of the original vocal from Ellie Rose Rusbridge, K15 transforms this one into a dreamy boogie-tinged groove - previously supported by Mary Anne Hobbs and the like.

        Two of these tracks have never been available on vinyl before, whilst the other two are brand new tracks being released for the first time on any format.


        1. Allysha Joy - Better (Kaidi Tatham Remix)
        2. Quiet Dawn & Sarah Williams White - One By One (Bruk It Version)
        3. Takuya Kuroda - Fade (KEARL Remix)
        4. Teotima - But I Can't (K15 Remix)

        Moctar Mdou

        Afrique Victime

          On 21st May, Matador Records will release Afrique Victime, the long-awaited new album by Mdou Moctar.

          With Afrique Victime the prodigious Tuareg guitarist and songwriter rips a new hole in the sky ­– boldly reforging contemporary Saharan music and “rock music” by melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations on love, religion, women's rights, inequality, and Western Africa’s exploitation at the hands of colonial powers.

          The music listeners are the beneficiaries of the staggeringly powerful do-it-yourself musical ethic of Mdou Moctar – the man and the band – who’ve worked so hard to bring the spirits of families and communities in Niger to the West. Afrique Victime sounds and feels like a Tuareg hand reaching down from the sky, and we are very lucky for this chance to get lifted.


          Ya Habibti
          Tala Tannam
          Asdikte Akal
          Afrique Victime
          Bismilahi Atagah

          Aged In Harmony

          You’re A Melody (Repress)

            Melodies International are happy to announce the long-awaited reissue of three of the most desired records from the ‘modern soul’ scene.

            Privately recorded in the Detroit area between ’73 and ’78, and scarcely distributed since, the rare ‘Aged In Harmony’ 7”s have become highly sought after and much revered by soul enthusiasts around the world. The unique vibrations emanating from these very special records have resonated at the heart of the Melodies label since it’s conception, originally prompting the birth of the internationally acclaimed “You’re A Melody” party and forever inspiring generations of soul collectors to dig that little bit deeper.

            All originally written, arranged and produced by Arnold Moore, the six recordings bring together Strings, Vocals, Guitars, Synths, Horns and Drums for the perfect marriage of textures; each track contributing it’s own individual energy to the warming aura which surrounds the whole collection. There’s something about these compositions that draws you closer to anyone in your vicinity - trust me.

            After lovingly remastering these gems in conjunction with their creator, Melodies are proud to present the masterpieces together as a set for the very first time, accompanied by the second edition of the label’s very own Melozine, which features an exclusive interview with Arnold himself, amongst much, much more…

            TRACK LISTING

            7" One (MEL2)
            You’re A Melody
            You’re A Melody (Extended Disco)

            7" Two (MEL3)
            I Feel Like Dancin’
            Theme For Someone Special

            7" Three (MEL4)
            Trust Me
            Dance Awhile

            The Black Keys

            Delta Kream

              The Black Keys release their tenth studio album, Delta Kream, via Nonesuch Records. The record celebrates the band’s roots, featuring eleven Mississippi hill country blues standards that they have loved since they were teenagers, before they were a band, including songs by R. L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, among others. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney recorded Delta Kream at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville; they were joined by musicians Kenny Brown and Eric Deaton, long-time members of the bands of blues legends including R. L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. The album takes its name from William Eggleston’s iconic Mississippi photograph that is on its cover.

              Auerbach says of the album, “We made this record to honor the Mississippi hill country blues tradition that influenced us starting out. These songs are still as important to us today as they were the first day Pat and I started playing together and picked up our instruments. It was a very inspiring session with Pat and me along with Kenny Brown and Eric Deaton in a circle, playing these songs. It felt so natural.”

              Carney concurs, “The session was planned only days in advance and nothing was rehearsed. We recorded the entire album in about ten hours, over two afternoons, at the end of the “Let’s Rock” tour.”

              Auerbach says of Delta Kream’s first single ‘Crawling Kingsnake’: “I first heard [John Lee] Hooker’s version in high school. My uncle Tim would have given me that record. But our version is definitely Junior Kimbrough’s take on it. It’s almost a disco riff!” Carney adds, "We fell into this drum intro; it's kind of accidental. The ultimate goal was to highlight the interplay between the guitars. My role with Eric was to create a deeper groove."

              The music from northern Mississippi, which came to life in juke joints, has long left an imprint on the band’s music, from their cover of R.L. Burnide’s ‘Busted’ and Junior Kimbrough’s ‘Do The Romp’ on their debut album, The Big Come Up; to their subsequent signing to Fat Possum Records, home to many of their musical heroes; and to their EP of Junior Kimbrough covers, Chulahoma.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Crawling Kingsnake
              2. Louise
              3. Poor Boy A Long Way From Home
              4. Stay All Night
              5. Going Down South
              6. Coal Black Mattie
              7. Do The Romp
              8. Sad Days, Lonely Nights
              9. Walk With Me
              10. Mellow Peaches
              11. Come On And Go With Me

              Daniel Avery

              Together In Static

                With his now sold out seated and socially distanced live show Together In Static set to take place at London’s recently restored Hackney Church on 29th May across two sittings, matinee and evening, Daniel Avery announces an 11-track album of the same name, comprised of music created exclusively for the performance and set for release on 24th June via Phantasy worldwide and Phantasy/Mute in the United States and Canada. 

                The London-based artist and producer also announces a live stream from the church on 27th May, allowing more fans to experience the immersive performance of previously unheard music combined with the refined and creatively ambitious production Avery has become renowned for. “As with many things this past year, the project took on a power and a life of its own right in front of me,” he explains. “The original idea was to simply play a couple of intimate gigs at Hackney Church during the last lockdown. I started to make music specifically for the shows yet, as plans continued to shift, I fell deeper into the waves. I considered a 12” or an EP but by the time I came up for air, I realised I had a complete record I wanted to share. I feel it’s some of my best work and I’m gassed for you all to hear it.”

                “As the music evolved,” Avery continues, “I also felt it was only fair to shine a brighter light on the live gigs themselves, especially during a time when travel continues to feel like a distant dream. So, on Sunday 27th May we will be presenting a Together in Static global live stream from Hackney Church. It’s been a tough year for everyone so we’ve kept tickets at five pounds.” The album pre-order and tickets for the live stream are live now along with limited edition prints and t-shirts designed by Brad Mead, plus a bundle option.

                Together in Static comes almost a year to the day after Avery’s surprise third studio album Love + Light, released last June in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Where his previous record was hailed by NME as "a heartfelt eulogy for the hedonism we’re missing this summer,” hope and expectation course through the new album. There is joy in communion, and change is coming.

                TRACK LISTING

                Side A
                Crystal Eyes
                Yesterday Faded
                Nowhere Sound
                The Pursuit Of Joy
                Fountain Of Peace

                Side B
                Together In Static
                A Life That Is Your Own
                Hazel And Gold
                Endless Hours
                The Midnight Sun

                Arrested Development

                3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of...

                  3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... is the debut album by American Hip Hop group Arrested Development, released in 1992. The album's chart success was the beginning of the popularization of Southern Hip Hop. The album stood in stark contrast to the gangsta rap that ruled the Hip Hop charts in 1992, in its focus on spirituality, peace and love. It was voted as the best album of the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll. The album's title refers to the length of time it took Arrested Development to get a record contract. The album charted at #3 in the UK Charts, and #7 in the Billboard 200. Charting singles that came off the album are "People Everyday", "Mr. Wendal" and "Tennessee". The latter song is part of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  SIDE A
                  1. MAN'S FINAL FRONTIER
                  2. MAMA'S ALWAYS ON STAGE
                  3. PEOPLE EVERYDAY
                  4. BLUES HAPPY
                  5. MR. WENDAL
                  6. CHILDREN PLAY WITH EARTH
                  7. RAINING REVOLUTION
                  8. FISHIN' 4 RELIGION
                  9. GIVE A MAN A FISHSIDE B

                  SIDE B
                  1. U
                  2. EVE OF REALITY
                  3. NATURAL
                  4. DAWN OF THE DREADS
                  5. TENNESSEE
                  6. WASHED AWAY

                  Emotional Rescue and HMV Record Shop (Japan) are delighted to present the first ever reissue of the 7" Mix of One Blood's classic Lovers Rock anthem Be Thankful, as part of their DISCO REGGAE LOVERS series.

                  While the King & City Records hit was reissued in its 12" form recently (ERC104), this unearthed 7" Mix perfectly distills the bands take on the William DeVaughn soul all-time.

                  At the forefront of the Lovers Rock movement, the 5 Robinson brothers that made up One Blood took their mix of Caribbean and South London heritage and crafted a uniquely black British sound, grown out of tensions, Sus law, Blues parties and sound system culture that acted as a counterpoint to the Rasta and Rocksteady styles around.

                  In 7" form, their cover version is taught, tight and succinct, hitting the highs, but retaining the dub. It is backed with a special mix by Tokyo producer Slowly. Closely associated with the esteemed Flower Records, Masato Komatsu aka Slowly also acts as Creative Director for the rebirth of the HMV Shops in Japan, so it is fitting his respectful dub mix dives from vocal opening straight in to the bassbins of a deep dub, this is one for the heads and collectors.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1. Be Thankful (7" Mix)
                  B1. Be Thankful (Slowly Dub)

                  Cocktail d’Amore Music presents the first EP of edits taken from the experimental theatre pioneer Manos Tsangaris' original 'Elephant's Easy Moonwalk Through The Night’ music originally released in 1990. These two edit by Marseillais artist Lion’s Drums demonstrates his felt desire to explore wider musical territories, which he's developed in parallel with his Abstraxion project. Lion's Drums music is inspired from and pays tribute to the character of his city Marseille: a bit rough though luminous, and influenced by elements of the Mediterranean and Northern European cultures while paying homage to the African cultures which permeates so much of the Mediterranean soundscape. This translates into heavily percussive sounds, in which tribal disco grooves invoke the spirits of voodoo-techno.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1. Manos Tsangaris - Drum 1 (Lion's Drums Edit)
                  B1. Manos Tsangaris - Drum 2 (Lion's Drums Edit)

                  The Bluetones

                  Return To The Last Chance Saloon

                    The Bluetones’ second album 'Return To The Last Chance Saloon' was preceded by another Top 10 single “Solomon Bites The Worm” in February 1998. Featuring some orchestral arrangements, the album was released in March, going straight into the Top 10 of the album chart. Two more hit singles were taken from the album: “If…” and “Sleazy Bed Track”.

                    There was an extremely limited edition version of the vinyl release of the album – a gatefold sleeve with two opening ‘wild west’ saloon doors affixed to the inside of the gatefold sleeve. Demon Records is very proud to recreate this edition! 

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Tone Blooze
                    2. Unpainted Arizona
                    3. Solomon Bites The Worm
                    4. U.T.A.
                    5. 4-Day Weekend
                    6. Sleazy Bed Track
                    7. If...
                    8. The Jub-Jub Bird
                    9. Sky Will Fall
                    10. Ames
                    11. Down At The Reservoir
                    12. Heard You Were Dead
                    13. Broken Starr

                    The Bluetones

                    Expecting To Fly - 25th Anniversary Reissue

                      Hailing from Heston in West London, The Bluetones (Scott Morriss – bass, Eds Chesters – drums, Adam Devlin – guitars, and Mark Morriss – vocals) arrived on the scene in 1995 with their debut single “Are You Blue Or Are You Blind?”. They followed this up with “Bluetonic” and then “Slight Return”, which reached # 2 on the UK singles chart, both featured on this album.

                      The debut album 'Expecting To Fly' was released in February 1996 and went straight to # 1, and also contained the next hit single, “Cut Some Rug”.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Talking To Clarry
                      2. Bluetonic
                      3. Cut Some Rug
                      4. Things Change
                      5. The Fountainhead
                      6. Carnt Be Trusted
                      7. Slight Return
                      8. Putting Out Fires
                      9. Vampire
                      10. A Parting Gesture
                      11. Time & Again 

                      Persian, the man who launched the label in 2017 returns, again offering classics from the archive tapes in the Garage bounce of Feel Da Vibe and the Jungle tinged Silver Spaceships.

                      Since appearing on Acetate 10" back in (where were you in) '92, Persian, Persian Prince or Artist Formerly Known As PP, aka Peter Riley, has been following his own path, breaking ground with self released, slabs of dynamite wax.

                      Delivering a myriad of styles, from Breaks to House, Digidub to Jungle, here, as with MYS001, the original masters were handed to contemporaries to work their magic. Brother Nebula is a secret non de plum of a producer who has been around long enough to know the score, switching continents and releasing music on a myriad of labels before setting up his new Legwork label, creating a fresh wave.

                      The respectful but wonderful spacial dub house remake of the anthem Feel Da Vibe builds perfectly before snaps bring it back down to Earth. Alphonse (Especial / Klasse Wrecks) however, heads for the heavens with an expanse of floating percussion that explores the line between Breaks and Jungle to move Silver Spaceships in to a new decade.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      A1. Feel Da Vibe
                      A2. Feel Da Vibe (Brother Nebula Remix)
                      B1. Silver Spaceships
                      B2. Silver Spaceships (Alphonse Remix)

                      The Bluetones

                      Expecting To Fly - 25th Anniversary Boxset

                        Hailing from Heston in West London, The Bluetones (Scott Morriss – bass, Eds Chesters – drums, Adam Devlin – guitars, and Mark Morriss – vocals) arrived on the scene in 1995 with their debut single “Are You Blue Or Are You Blind?”. They followed this up with “Bluetonic” and then “Slight Return”, which reached # 2 on the UK singles chart. The debut album 'Expecting To Fly' was released in February 1996, and went straight to # 1.

                        For its 25th anniversary, 'Expecting To Fly' has been given the deluxe reissue treatment, featuring pre-fame demos, an art booklet, and sleevenotes by 6music DJ Steve Lamacq. 

                        TRACK LISTING

                        LP 1
                        EXPECTING TO FLY
                        Side 1
                        1. Talking To Clarry
                        2. Bluetonic
                        3. Cut Some Rug
                        4. Things Change
                        5. The Fountainhead
                        Side 2
                        1. Carnt Be Trusted
                        2. Slight Return
                        3. Putting Out Fires
                        4. Vampire
                        5. A Parting Gesture
                        6. Time & Again

                        LP 2
                        EXPECTING TO FLY: A- And B-SIDES
                        Side 1
                        1. Are You Blue Or Are You Blind?
                        2. String Along
                        3. Driftwood
                        4. Colorado Beetle
                        5. Glad To See Y’Back Again
                        6. Don’t Stand Me Down
                        Side 2
                        1. Nae Hair On’t
                        2. Castle Rock
                        3. The Devil Behind My Smile
                        4. Marblehead Johnson
                        5. The Simple Things
                        6. Nifkin’s Bridge

                        LP 3
                        THE EARLY GARAGE YEARS
                        Side 1
                        1. Are You Blue Or Are You Blind? [demo]
                        2. Talking To Clarry [demo]
                        3. Carnt Be Trusted [demo]
                        4. Slight Return [limited Edition UK/Japan 7" Single]
                        5. No. 11 (Bluetonic) [from The Fierce Panda "Return To Splendour" EP]
                        Side 2
                        1. The Fountainhead [demo]
                        2. Time & Again [demo]
                        3. Cut Some Rug [homemade 4-track Recording]
                        4. Talking To Clarry [homemade 8-track Recording]
                        5. Are You Blue Or Are You Blind? [homemade 8-track Recording]

                        "“Music is a borderless language”

                        This is our gargantuan motto at Fauve Records.

                        With this mission statement arose a new project called ? WEST & ? EAST.
                        Born from the desire to link the world of the West & the East. The idea was to ask two artist/band to collaborate on a split EP, with one original track each and finally to remix each others’ work.

                        For Volume 1, it is with a humble esteem that we present you to Mameen 3, the duo soFa & Cheb Runner, from Belgium & Morocco face to face with the Indonesian future legend called Dea from Indonesia. We are extremely happy to launch the new series with this extraordinary collection of retro-futuristic club music filled with treasury oddities."

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. Mameen 3 - Dada Glitter
                        A2. Mameen 3 - Dada Glitter (Dea Rework)
                        B1. Dea - Mesopotamia
                        B2. Dea - Mesopotamia (Mameen 3 Rai Not Raimix)

                        Rudy's Midnight Machine

                        Crystal Dragonfly EP

                        Robin Lee returns under his Rudy's Midnight Machine guise delivering a sold dose of blissed out Mediterranean Jazz Funk circa 1981! Bringing in all the right sounds to take you away on a sun kissed cocktail dream. The opening track ''Dyane'' is full of light breezy keys cascading over a subtle rhythm track. ''La Rochelle'' is full of sunlight with great melodic hooks and light piano solos drift in and out,''Shy Smile'' takes the tempo down with a seductive breezy style.''Crytsal Dragonfly'' the title is more of a neo classical piece featuring a Korean lute and lush cello and string arrangemnets.Closing off with ''Pre De Minuit'' Robin starts off with the piano and adds dreamy rhythms as the track builds to close off the EP perfectly.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. Dyane
                        A2. La Rochelle
                        B1. Shy Smile
                        B2. Crystal Dragonfly
                        B3. Pre De Minuit

                        Emotional Rescue and HMV Record Shop (Japan) present Red Cloud and their roots disco rarity I Want To Be Free, with it's even scarcer dub version Freedom, together on 7" for the first time as part of the DISCO REGGAE LOVERS series.

                        This Brixton based band appeared on Emotional Rescue last summer with their Double Talk / Dubble Dub 12" (ERC102) rightly shining a light on their underrated output. Releasing on Tuff Gong, Red Stripe and Dancefloor the band released two albums and numerous singles of warm, rock-soul touched British roots sound system shakers.

                        I Want To Free / Freedom only appeared on the B-side of their super rare debut 12". While the A side's Double Talk was 'inna Lovers Disco style', here they keep the groove but explore the righteous stance of Pan African-Caribbean culture of the time, with a call for equality and fairness.

                        Centred around the writing of Keith Drummond and drummer / producer Specs Bifirimbi, plus support from founder Floyd Lloyd Seivright, it is in the dub version, Freedom, that the interplay of keys and drum and bass shine, a rock-reggae-disco bomb.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. I Want To Be Free
                        B1. Freedom

                        Manu Dibango


                          Manu Dibango is probably the most famous musician from Cameroon and quite possibly one of the most internationally well-known African musicians ever. He is a most versatile musician, having played and recorded almost every style of music you care to mention - soul, reggae, jazz, spirituals, blues, African, electro.

                          Dibango displays his virtuosity on vocals, saxophone, percussions, and keyboards in a set that attempts to pick up commercially where Soul Makossa ended. Most recording artists releasing albums in the late '70s included a disco tune, and Dibango is no exception; "Big Blow," a mighty slab of African funk, is his contribution to the style. A favorite is the instrumental "Dakar Street" which is African fusion-jazz at its finest, with its soundtrack-laced xylo jazz smoothness. The afrofunk, groove laden "Aloko Party", and the smooth progressive afro jazz of "Bayam Sell'am" have the same driving force that propelled "Soul Makossa" up the charts.. And the album finishes off with the Afrobeat grooves, punchy organ and layered guitars of the title track “Africadelic”. A true classic.”

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1.Big Blow
                          2.Dakar Streets
                          3.Aloko Party
                          4.Bayam Sell'am
                          5.Baobad Sun 7
                          7.Big Blow Extended Version

                          Various Artists

                          Sampled Jazz

                            Hot on the heels of their ‘Sampled Funk’ selection, the folks at Wagram apply the same approach to soul, lounge and easy listening, raiding the crates for those smooth grooves, gospel scorchers and tearjerkers that generations of producer have flipped for high quality hip hop and house. Perfect for wax nerds, sample spotters and bar DJs, this collection features jamz from Ray Charles, Timmy Thomas, Dusty Springfield and Etta James.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            A1. Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet - Yesterdays
                            A2. Bob James - Sign Of The Times
                            A3. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro)
                            A4. Doris Day - Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
                            A5. Nina Simone - Rags And Old Iron
                            A6. Billie Holiday - God Bless The Child
                            A7. Ella Fitzgerald With Paul Weston & His Orchestra - Russian Lullaby
                            B1. Cookin' On 3 Burners Feat. Kylie Auldist - This Girl
                            B2. Little Willie John - I'm Shakin'
                            B3. Dinah Washington With Quincy Jones & His Orchestra - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
                            B4. Harry Belfonte - Jump In The Line
                            B5. Frank Sinatra - High Hopes
                            B6. Chris Connor - Time Out For Tears
                            B7. Thelonious Monk - Black And Tan Fantasy
                            C1. Ella Fitzgerald - All Through The Night
                            C2. Johnny Mathis - Someone
                            C3. Cal Tjader - Walk On By
                            C4. Gil Scott-Heron - Home Is Where The Hatred Is
                            C5. Mongo Santamaria - Watermelon Man
                            C6. Peggy Lee - I'ts A Good Day
                            C7. Ferrante & Teicher - Theme From Exodus
                            D1. Quincy Jones - Soul Bossa Nova
                            D2. Ahmad Jamal - Angel Eyes (Live At The Alhambra)
                            D3. Charlie Parker & Miles Davis - A Night In Tunisia
                            D4. Les Brown Feat. Doris Day - You Won'T Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)
                            D5. Cab Calloway - The Hi-De-Ho Man (That's Me)
                            D6. Glenn Miller - Doin' The Jive
                            D7. Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven - Weary Blues

                            The Disco Reggae Lovers series reaches a zenith with the first ever reissue of Dambala and their beautiful reggae roots song Lorraine. Long a diggers secret, it seemed only apt to ask the DJ who brought it to the attention of many, with a wonderful dub by label stalwart, Lexx.

                            Born in Lagos, Nigera but growing up in the Harrow Road area of West London, Augustus "Gus" Anyia immersed himself in the music of area during the vibrant 60s awakening of African and Caribbean cultures. Learning drums as a boy, he quickly progressed to classical guitar and would perform at school and beyond.

                            Jamming with guitarist Alvin Christie led to them forming Dambala in 1975. Their first releases set them on their way, produced by Jimmy Lindsey, mixed by Dennis Bovell and cut by Porky. From there more singles followed, repeatedly touring Europe and recording for a TV documentary, before pressures took hold and following a change in line up, the band recorded their sole album, Azania.

                            Lorraine was the stand out, a wonderful love song of youth's forlorn love, it's warm drum and bass encompassing the yearning lyric. A small masterpiece of UK roots in it's own right, this special 7" comes with a simple, but perfect dub mix from Lexx and will be followed by a comprehensive reissue of Dambala by the label.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            A1. Lorraine
                            B1. Lorraine (Lexx Dub)

                            Various Artists

                            Sampled Groove

                              Over the years, artists have continuously inspired one another through the art of sampling. The SAMPLED vinyl collection is an invitation to (re) discover the most iconic sampled artists and original tracks in music history such as Charles Aznavour, Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield or Gwen McCrae. Launched in 2018 with 2 volumes dedicated to Funk and Soul, the collection is back this year introducing a new opus: “Sampled Groove” featuring Disco, Funk & Soul tracks sampled by Mobb Deep, Cypress Hill, Mary J. Blige, Will Smith and many more.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              A1. Inner Life Feat. Jocelyn Brown - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
                              A2. All The People Feat. Robert Moore - Cramp Your Style
                              A3. Creative Source - Who Is He And What Is He To You?
                              A4. Blowfly - Outro
                              B1. Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation (Original 7” Version)
                              B2. First Choice - Dr. Love
                              B3. Bob James - Tappan Zee
                              B4. Ohio Players - Ecstasy
                              B5. Elias Rahbani - Dance Of Maria
                              C1. Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
                              C2. Detroit Emeralds - You're Getting A Little Too Smart
                              C3. Bob James - Nautilus
                              C4. The Sylvers - Cry Of A Dreamer
                              C5. Black Ivory - I Keep Asking You Questions
                              C6. Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
                              D1. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Darkest Light
                              D2. Joe Simon - Drowning In The Sea Of Love
                              D3. George & Gwen Mccrae - Mechanical Body
                              D4. Uncle Louie - I Like Funky Music
                              D5. The Fatback Band - (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop
                              D6. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Pushin' On (Feat. Alice Russell)

                              Those reliable chaps at Wagram drop another essential bit of wax for the nerds, bar jocks and sample spotters here - putting together a flawless collection of funk killers (both classic and otherwise), which have become better known in their sampled form. Take a quick peek at the tracklist and you'll find nothing but gold from the likes of Eddie Johns, Ike Turner, Gwen McCrae and Bob James, all of which come approved by a who's who of contemporary hip hop and dance music. 

                              TRACK LISTING

                              A1. Eddie Johns - More Spell On You
                              A2. Incredible Bongo Band - Apache
                              A3. Ike Turner & The Kings Of Rhythm - Funky Mule
                              A4. Skull Snaps - It's A New Day
                              A5. George & Gwen McCrae - The Rub
                              B1. Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl) [7” Version]
                              B2. Cymande - The Message
                              B3. Bob James - Take Me To The Mardi Gras
                              B4. Imagination - Just An Illusion
                              B5. Gwen McCrae - All This Love I'm Givin'
                              C1. Freeez - I.O.U
                              C2. The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On (Single Edit)
                              C3. Carol Williams - Love Is You
                              C4. Carrie Lucas - Dance With You
                              D1. George Kranz - Din Daa Daa (U.S. Mix Version)
                              D2. Jimmy Spicer - Money (Dollar Bill Y’all)
                              D3. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat (2012 – Remaster)

                              Lisa Gerrard & Jules Maxwell


                                Dead Can Dance members Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell have teamed up under a new guise with James Chapman (MAPS) to create a studio album, titled ‘Burn’. The record began its journey more than seven years ago, when Lisa met Irish theatre composer Jules Maxwell before working together for the first time. ‘Burn’ is set for release on 7th May 2021 via Atlantic Curve. Speaking about the origins of the album, Lisa Gerrard explains, “It is with great pleasure that I share this collaboration with Jules Maxwell. Jules and I began our creative journey with Dead Can Dance. We realised that we could connect through improvisation and that musical exploration continues to evolve with this present work.”

                                Although this record is a new release, its beginnings go all the way back to 2012 during that year’s Dead Can Dance world tour. Originally brought in as a live keyboard player, Jules Maxwell helped create a new song with Lisa Gerrard called ‘Rising Of The Moon’, which was performed as the final encore of each show. By the time the tour finished in Chile in 2013, a strong affinity had begun to develop between the two of them and further opportunities to collaborate with each other resulted over subsequent years. In 2015, when Maxwell was asked to submit songs for the Bulgarian choir The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices (Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares), he approached Gerrard to co-write material and travelled to Australia to work with her in her home studio. The pair came away with four new songs for that release, as well as the building blocks for this new venture together. Jules describes the introduction to James Chapman. "About a year later, over dinner in Sofia after a concert by the Bulgarian women, my publisher suggested to me that I work with James Chapman on completing the BURN songs. James had established a sound with his band MAPS, which also had big horizons at its core, and it seemed like an intriguing proposition to me."

                                With Chapman joining the duo as producer, ideas began to be generated freely and over time a distinct sound for their work began to emerge. Their focus was to create a sound that 07 MAY 2021 Lisa Gerrard & Jules Maxwell Burn Product info Label Atlantic Curve / Schubert Music Europe gmbh Configuration 1 x CD Album Sales Date May 07, 2021 Order Due Date April 09, 2021 Genre World Music Subgenre Alternative UK Price 7.49 UPC/EAN 4260472170465 Box Lot 35 Product Code AC0032 Explicit N Contact The Lighthouse 370 Grays Inn Road London WC1X 8BB United Kingdom was both euphoric and compelling, more inventive than what they had worked on separately in the past. From gentle beginnings, each track builds and intensifies, creating a hypnotic experience to listen to from start to finish.

                                With Lisa remaining in Australia, Jules adding his keys and percussion from France, and James bringing new light to the sound from England, the three were literally worlds apart, but those worlds fused in the music. Recently, Jules Maxwell also released his debut solo album ‘Songs From The Cultural Backwater’, Lisa Gerrard received a Grammy nomination and returned to Dead Can Dance to release the group’s critically praised ninth studio full-length ‘Dionysus’, and James Chapman released MAPS 4th full-length album ‘Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss’. Stylistically, the new album ‘Burn’ is a diverse mix of electronica, alternative, cinematic soundscape and world music with hints of early Vangelis. Accumulatively, this is a stunning departure for all three of them.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                SIDE A
                                1. Heleali (The Sea Will Rise)
                                2. Noyalain (Burn)
                                3. Deshta (Forever)
                                4. Aldavyeem (A Time To Dance)

                                SIDE B
                                1. Orion (The Weary Huntsman)
                                2. Keson (Until My Strength Returns)
                                3. Do So Yol (Gather The Wind)

                                Hilton Felton

                                Be-Bop Boogie

                                  Hilton Felton was a jazz organ player from Norfolk, Virginia. He at one time played with Chuck Brown and The Soul Searchers. He later recorded on a live album session with Eva Cassidy “A Man For All Reasons” is his signature solo album from 1980, now impossible to find on LP vinyl. It includes this 'rare groove' jazz funk dancer “Be-Bop Boogie” recorded at the same studio as Gil Scott-Heron's "The Bottle”. At over nine minutes long, the 7” breaks this down into Parts 1 and 2, a rare Japanese 7” edition doing the same from 2011 now commanding £75. Over the years, breaks from the track has been sampled by Bill Riley, DJ Sensei and Chris Energy

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Be-Bop Boogie (Part 1)
                                  2. Be-Bop Bogie (Part 2)


                                  Songs For The Jet

                                    Formed in 1993, the London-based trio was led by Isabel Monteiro (writer, vocalist and bassist) and her smoky haunting voice. ‘Song For The Jet Set’ was originally released in 2001, and includes the singles ‘Baby Don’t Hurt Yourself’ and ‘Song For The Lonely’. This is the first time it has been released on vinyl. 

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1. Baby Don’t Hurt Yourself
                                    2. Song For The Lonely
                                    3. I Wanna Love You Like A Man
                                    4. Navegando
                                    5. The Party Is Over
                                    6. Hate
                                    7. Little Girl
                                    8. Wayward Daughter
                                    9. Thin Air
                                    10. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
                                    11. Flying Down To Rio
                                    12. More Than Friends


                                    Will We Ever Dance Again / As Above

                                    Coyote release a new 12” single. The A side Will We Ever Dance Again is an unashamedly celebratory Balearic house track. Subtle acidhouse grooving leads to a big smiley piano drop. Made for the return of life and fun. The B side As Above is a mid tempo houser inspired by 90s Italy dreaming and memories of heads down piano chuggers. We will dance again.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1. Will We Ever Dance Again
                                    B1. As Above


                                    Fireworks City

                                      First formed in the 1990s in Manchester, Audioweb were signed to U2’s Mother Records label. ‘Fireworks City’ is the bands second and final album originally released in 1998, and includes the singles ‘Policeman Skank (The Story Of My Life)’ which reached #21 in the UK charts, and ‘Get Out of Here’. This is the first time this album has been released on vinyl.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Policeman Skank (The Story Of My Life)
                                      2. Test The Theory
                                      3. Personal Feeling
                                      4. Try
                                      5. Sentiments For A Reason
                                      6. Soul On Fire
                                      7. Freefall
                                      8. Out Of Many
                                      9. Control
                                      10. Out Of My Mind
                                      11. Get Out Of Here

                                      Cut Copy

                                      Freeze, Melt

                                        As you could possibly guess from the title, 'Freeze, Melt' is a more restrained affair than recent Cut Copy releases. You could never accuse the Melbourne outfit of resting on their stylistic laurels, covering New Order-esque melancholic pop, hazy summer synth jams, filtered funk, acid house and stadium bangers across their five previous long players. After relocating to Copenhagen, removed from his studio, safe space and record collection, Dan Whitford took inspiration from the minimalism and cool of his Scandinavian surroundings, as well as the immersive sparsity of Four Tet, Floating Points and Terry Riley. Despite this detour into the ambient realm, this remains a Cut Copy LP, so there are still hooks, grooves and playful motifs shimmering amid the restraint - the 'Melt' to the 'Freeze' I guess.

                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        says: Freeze, Melt is every bit the Cut Copy LP you'd expect, with huge synths and melodic vocals leading the way through a perfectly sequenced set of downbeat percussives, huge melodies and soulful grooves.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Cold Water
                                        2. Like Breaking Glass
                                        3. Love Is All We Share
                                        4. Stop, Horizon
                                        5. Running In The Grass
                                        6. A Perfect Day
                                        7. Rain
                                        8. In Transit



                                          'Autoweb' is the band's debut album, originally released in 1995 on U2’s label Mother Records, which built upon their reputation as a brilliant live act. Highlights include the top 30 single ‘Bankrobber’ (cover of the Clash track), first single ‘Sleeper’, ‘Yeah?’ and ‘Faker’.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Sleeper
                                          2. Yeah?
                                          3. Into My World
                                          4. Faker
                                          5. Who's To Blame
                                          6. Time
                                          7. Jah Love
                                          8. Bankrobber
                                          9. Lover
                                          10. Drip Feed

                                          The Duca Bianco posse continue to plough headlong into the thicket of vintage dance music across genre boundaries, with a crack team of deepest diggers picking out lesser spotted jams and giving them an expert re-rub. First up, Franz Scala drops some synth-pop B-side dub mix magic on 'Sweet Carillon', before Hysteric leaps into action with the staccato body-popping bombast of 'Pleides', coming on like Yello and The Human League rocking out with Thomas Dolby. Beatfoot & DJ Dollpin bring a seriously salty slice of proto trance voodoo on 'Osdorp Discoteca', capturing the magic of the sound when a melting pot of influences such as Italo disco were feeding into the musical mix. Cherrystones finishes things off with 'Gom Reg Raga', a loping, polyrhythmic meditation with plenty of mysticism folded in between the earthen drums.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          A1. Franz Scala - Sweet Carillon
                                          A2. Hysteric - Pleides
                                          B1. Beatfoot & DJ Dollpin - Osdorp Discoteca
                                          B2. Cherrystones - Gom Reg Raga


                                          Seek Shelter

                                            With each new release, Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, Jakob Tvilling Pless, Johan Surrballe Wieth and Dan Kjær Nielsen refigure the contours of a typical Iceage song. This is especially true of Seek Shelter, their fifth LP and first for Mexican Summer. Enrolling Sonic Boom (Pete Kember of Spacemen 3) to produce the record and an additional guitarist in the form of Casper Morilla Fernandez, Seek Shelter sees Iceage’s propulsive momentum pushing them in new, expansive, ecstatic directions. A decade on from their first record, Iceage continue to harness their lives together through music. This journey, in music and life, has never progressed in a linear fashion.

                                            Seek Shelter is the sound of a tight emotional core unwound. Rain dripped through cracks in the ceiling of Namouche, the dilapidated wood-panelled Lisbon radio studio of a 1960s vintage where the band set up for 12 days. The band had to arrange their equipment around puddles. Pieces of cloth covered slowly filling buckets so that the sound of raindrops wouldn’t reach the microphones. Kember arranged garden lamps from a nearby party store for mood lighting in the high-ceiling space. It was the longest time Iceage have ever spent making an album. When the rain had stopped, Seek Shelter revealed itself as a collection of songs radiating warmth and a profound desire for salvation in a world that’s spinning further and further out of control.

                                            Iceage started making music together in 2008 as young teens in their hometown of Copenhagen. The band’s 2011 debut New Brigade, crystallized the raucous energy and unbreakable brotherhood of Danish teenagers weaned on post-punk, hardcore and no wave, and it found ears and kin around the world. 2012’s You’re Nothing was hard, fast and raw, a bold doubling-down on the aggression of youth in the first record as well as the weight of expectation. Plowing Into the Field of Love (2014) and Beyondless (2018) saw a softening of the band’s hardest edges and the arrival of a certain world-weary vaudeville in the Iceage sound. In an extraordinary and unexpected run, the band had gone from the fertile hyperlocal Copenhagen scene to stages all over the world. Iceage’s past two records — all filtered twangy guitar riffs, sparse piano arrangements, and slinky, slow-moving rhythms — ventured into an intoxicated but knowing swirl, surveying the party at the end of the night. They’d seen it all, at least once, and their music rode the crest of that chaos.

                                            Seek Shelter, the band’s first record made with an outside producer brought in alongside longtime collaborator Nis Bysted, is the place they have been called to next. Elias Bender Rønnenfelt casts the influence of producer Sonic Boom as that of a sparring partner, another wayward mind to bounce ideas off of and another pair of hands (along with Shawn Everett, who mixed the record) to help shape the sound. Kember had said in an interview that he’d like to produce for the band, and the feeling was mutual. Rønnenfelt recalls being 12 or 13, listening to Spacemen 3, the band Kember co-founded in 1982 at the age of 16. “It was one of those things that just reverberated with my being,” he explains. For Seek Shelter, “we wanted a partner that had some noise that we didn’t have, more a wizard than a producer. We thought he’d be that kind of wizard for us, and we were right — he came in with a truckload of strange equipment that we’d never seen before.” Kember, reflecting on the session and reaching for his highest praise, describes Iceage as “fucking show offs, like everyone who was ever great and emotional and honest.”

                                            For Seek Shelter’s story of scorched-earth salvation, the band’s songwriting embraces conventional structures more conspicuously than it has in the past. The dirge-like drone that opens the record gives way to a wall of reverb that sounds fuller and brighter than anything they've committed to tape, signalling a clarity of clouds breaking. American gospel and blues signatures break to the front of the slow-grooving “Vendetta” and harmonica-flecked “Gold City,” a record which sounds like the road, a desert mission under a blazing sun. The Lisboa Gospel Collective, who joined the band for two tracks on the final day in the studio, provide a new scale to Rønnenfelt’s incantations. There are moments of unvarnished romanticism, as on the brisk Jacques Brel-like “Drink Rain,” and an overcast tenderness that gently glides over “Love Kills Slowly.” The massive “High & Hurt” interpolates “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” a warhorse of the American religious vernacular that has become an increasingly urgent plea over the past century. It’s not the only anthem that calls out to the heavens: later on, Rønnenfelt invokes the patron saint of music and poetry on “Dear Saint Cecilia,” a song for seekers everywhere. “Writing a song is like trying to find a space where you can make something that’s been riled up and down through the years feel like it belongs to your present moment,” says Rønnenfelt. “It’s all just scaffolding that you can project something onto.”

                                            Rønnenfelt’s lyricism reaches grand heights despite its classic opacity — he sings of taking shelter, of tranquil affections that threaten to combust, and of a limp-wristed god with a cavalcade of devotees in search of relief. His expressionist imagery consistently hinges on the divine, a natural result of his desire to take a kernel of ordinary emotion and, as he explains, “blow it up like a balloon.” For Seek Shelter, as with all Iceage’s previous albums, Rønnenfelt stowed away for a set period of weeks and wrote the lyrics in one shot. “I set a time just to make sure that all the lyrics are written from the same mindset,” he explains of these weeks alone. The lyrics stem from journals that he’s kept over the past few years: “it becomes an amalgamation of ideas and impressions of things that you’ve been provoked by or had to live through. You end up with something that is a rough, blurry perspective of what that period of time was like, a mishmash of personal struggle that is shaded throughout by a world that seems more transparent in its inherently cruel ways.” Romance and desire, as described in “Love Kills Slowly” and the album closer “The Holding Hand,” are feelings that stretch torturously — a race without a finish line.

                                            What precisely makes an Iceage song is still a mysterious thing, and the band wishes to maintain this protean quality. “If there’s ever a point in our history when something in the songs starts to seem easy but doesn’t really excite us that much, we just discard that shit right away,” he says. “You’ve always got to find a new vantage point to attack the assignment of writing a song. If we had a formula, it would be just a continuous watering down of what we do until we hated ourselves and quit.” With Seek Shelter, they’ve managed to hold onto this core of presence and risk while writing their most ambitious songs. Even Rønnenfelt was surprised with what they were able to create together. “I think when we started we were just lashing out completely blindfolded with no idea as to why we were doing anything.” He’s speaking of the new record and also of their entire existence as a band, a travelogue that has catapulted these four friends far past the horizons of punk. “Some of that we wanted to remain intact. We try to keep the mystery. If there's no sense of mystery in it for us, then it's not fun.” Seek Shelter is a record that now exists at a moment of a collective unknown, when every beating heart wonders what will happens next.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Side A
                                            1. Shelter Song
                                            2. High & Hurt
                                            3. Love Kills Slowly
                                            4. Vendetta
                                            5. Drink Rain

                                            Side B
                                            6. Gold City
                                            7. Dear Saint Cecilia
                                            8. The Wider Powder Blue
                                            9. The Holding Hand

                                            Long time Is It Balearic collaborator Max Essa brings his usual finesse to the label delivering 2 sublime island grooves.After hearing both tracks the dude that is Eddie C decided he'd be up for remixing both. This heavyweight sound clash 12 is the result.Jigsaw moon is a lively shuffling euro disco groover. Post sunset poolside head nodder. Eddie's remix goes into the realms of acid house to both excite and hypnotise whilst dubbing out the OG version. Jule Y Cnythia is one of those tracks that only comes around so often. Deeply emotional and joyous in equal amounts. Truly Balearic and perfect for an end of night hugfest. Reminiscent of The Cure with a touch of Joy Division maybe. Eddie C turns up the Balearometer to !1 wraps up a draw and lets go.A nod to the pictures of you remix but remaining uniquely IIB. This is a one off 12 grab it quick!

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            A1. Jigsaw Moon
                                            A2. Jigsaw Moon (Eddie C Acid Dub)
                                            B1. Jules Y Cyntia
                                            B2. Jules Y Cyntia (Eddie C Dubwise In Der Wedding Mix)


                                            Build A Problem

                                              Dodie today announces her eagerly anticipated debut album Build A Problem, due for release on 5 March 2021. A first taste of the record is available from today in the form of lead single ‘Cool Girl,’ premiered as The Hottest Record In The World by Annie Mac on her BBC Radio 1 show. ‘Cool Girl’ is available to stream and download now; Build A Problem is available to pre-order from today in CD, vinyl, deluxe CD, deluxe vinyl and cassette formats.

                                              “Cool Girl is a song about misplaced anger,” says dodie. “Stemming from the suppression of communicating your needs in a relationship in order to attempt to be the most chill, cool, and loveable. It’s bitter, desperate, frustrated, proud, determined, and unhealthy.”

                                              At just 25, dodie has already done a lot of living. Some of that has played out online as she made a name for herself as a singer and writer, amassing millions of fans with her disarmingly honest videos and affecting, intimate singing style. She has scored two top-ten EPs, headlined and sold out London’s Roundhouse, and the Hollywood Palladium and New York’s Terminal 5, and become an ambassador for Depersonalisation charity Unreal. It’s hard to believe she has yet to release her debut album.

                                              “Build a problem” is a line from ‘Hate Myself’, one of many standout songs on the record. She found herself with a bit of a problem because she’d already named her previous EP, 2019’s top 5 Human, and the songs she found herself writing for the album really added up to the same idea; the flawed, emotionally erratic, wondrously complex conundrum that is being alive - and Human was taken. But this line seemed to add up to a similar concept; the moments and actions in life that build within us all problems that we don’t even realise we have until we look back and go, “Ohhhh, that’s where that came from.” dodie, whose past is still infiltrating her present and her future, explores all of this and more on her musically ambitious and dreamily intimate record named - what else? - Build A Problem.

                                              She wrote most of the songs on the album over the past two years. “I think I was going through a crisis actually,” she says now. “I was very unsure of who I was and I was trying to figure it out in music. So I think it’s quite unstable of an album - but it’s definitely honest.”

                                              “I’d like people to come away from this album knowing what I can do,” she says. A single listen to Build A Problem shows she has matured into an exceptional musician, using ancient modes, writing complex string arrangements and imbuing each song with a sense of charming intimacy.

                                              By her own admission, dodie may be a work in progress; problems have been built, mistakes have been made. But with Build A Problem, she’s proven that she is an artist for the ages.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. Air So Sweet
                                              2. Hate Myself
                                              3. I Kissed Someone (It Wasn’t You)
                                              4. Cool Girl
                                              5. Special Girl
                                              6. Rainbow
                                              7. ?
                                              8. Four Tequilas Down
                                              9. .
                                              10. Sorry
                                              11. When
                                              12. Before The Line
                                              13. Guiltless (Bonus Track)
                                              14. Boys Like You (Bonus Track)

                                              As the winter beats a hasty retreat, we're very much ready for a fresh dose of Balearic goodness, and who better to serve it up than Coyote? This new five tracker gives us exactly what our souls are in need of - laconic grooves lingering in an eternal sunset reverie with rock solid rhythm matched by a loose, organic flow as though the tracks just breathed themselves into existence. From the heavy-lidded dream of 'Return To life' to the super-smooth lounge pop of 'Save Me', the meditative mantra of 'The Eagle & The Snake' to the slick, catchy 'Wonderful', this is Coyote doing what Coyote do best.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              A1. Return To Life
                                              A2. Save Me
                                              A3. The Eagle & The Snake
                                              B1. Wonderful
                                              B2. Cafe Con Leche

                                              Black Midi


                                                black midi’s new album Cavalcade is to be released on 28th May. Cavalcade is a dynamic, hellacious, and inventive follow-up to 2019’s widely-praised Schlagenheim, “a labyrinth with hairpin-turn episodes and lyrics full of dourly corrosive observations” (New York Times, Best Albums of 2019).

                                                It scales beautiful new heights, pulling widely from a plethora of genres and influences, reaching ever upwards from an already lofty base of early achievements. 

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. John L
                                                2. Marlene Dietrich
                                                3. Chondromalacia Patella
                                                4. Slow
                                                5. Diamond Stuff
                                                6. Dethroned
                                                7. Hogwash And Balderdash
                                                8. Ascending Forth

                                                After reissuing the classic Cassiopeia by Nail, Mysticisms return with more cosmically charged party cuts geared towards wiggy dancefloors inside and out. The Alchemy 12" brings together some of the label's key characters to date and some new crew, leading in with the heady, sticky thump of Persian's "Worries In The Dance" as faithfully remixed by Jonny Rock. Vertigo Inc eschew common dynamics for a loping, acoustic groove that favours more esoteric spaces while retaining a strange forward momentum and bewildering atmosphere. Asian Psilocybe Foundation get into a trippy strain of tech house with the gorgeous "Wave Control", and then Afrobuddha rounds the set out with the deeply layered Kakatsitsi drumming of "Obame (Treat Mix)".

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. Persian - Worries In The Dance (Jonny Rock Slightly Tingled Worrior Edit
                                                A2. Vertigo Inc - Numbers
                                                B1. Asian Psilocybe Foundation - Wave Control
                                                B2. Afrobuddha - Obame (Treat Mix)

                                                Volume four of this tantalising Loveface De-mixes series, sees another triple threat of ‘80s infused, electro boogie rework gold, supercharged, and firing on all cylinder from the LFM DeLorean. Be quick though or this one might just slip on back to the future.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. Let Me Love You
                                                A2. Dub What You Wanna
                                                B1. Do Me Baby

                                                King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard


                                                  The album follows the recent January 2021 release of single 'O.N.E.' and the band's sixteenth studio album K.G (the second volume in the band's previous explorations into microtonal tunings), as well as Live In S.F. '16 (ATO Records), a live album recorded during the band's 2016 U.S. tour stop at San Francisco venue The Independent. As the band enter their second decade – and their frontman still only thirty years old - the creative future of the band, as showcased on L.W., promises to be bolder, madder and more imaginative than ever.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  If Not Now, Then When?
                                                  Supreme Ascendancy
                                                  Static Electricity
                                                  East West Link
                                                  See Me

                                                  Side 1
                                                  If Not Now, Then When?
                                                  Supreme Ascendancy
                                                  Static Electricity

                                                  Side 2
                                                  East West Link
                                                  See Me


                                                  Ice Melt

                                                    Crumb’s second album, Ice Melt, takes its name from the coarse blend of salts that you can buy from your local hardware store for $9.99. When sprinkled on your wintry steps, this mixture absorbs water and gives off heat, transforming the ice into a viscous, briney slush and, eventually, nothing at all. Beginning with the dynamic chaos of “Up & Down,” and ending with Crumb’s closest thing to a lullaby, Ice Melt’ s ten tracks combine, like ice sculptures melting into a glistening puddle.

                                                    From the start, the group knew that cohesion was best achieved through plumbing their individual strengths— frontwoman Lila Ramani’s earliest songwriting, which catalyzed the group’s first two EPs; Bri Aronow’s knack for building (dis)affecting soundscapes; the hypnotic grounding of Jonathan Gilad’s drums, a Crumb mainstay; and Jesse Brotter’s distinctive bass playing, which subtly traces Ramani’s vocal melodies while providing an unrelenting pulse. These collective skills make Crumb a project of independent self-discovery, four creative minds converging around an idea that is always shifting and reforming.

                                                    Convening in Los Angeles to work with producer Jonathan Rado, Crumb tapped into atmosphere-creation like never before, building experimental compositions that are at turns head-nodding and surrealist, energetic and euphoric. Ramani characterizes the album as a “return back down to earth,” a deeply felt examination of “real substances and beings that live on this planet.” It is also the cultivation of road-worn musicians exploring brand-new sounds and thematic concepts, pushing themselves into territory they could never have anticipated five years ago. 

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    SIDE A
                                                    1. Up & Down
                                                    2. BNR
                                                    3. Seeds
                                                    4. L.A.
                                                    5. Gone

                                                    SIDE B
                                                    6. Retreat!
                                                    7. Trophy
                                                    8. Balloon
                                                    9. Tunnel (all That You Had)
                                                    10. Ice Melt

                                                    David Bowie

                                                    The Width Of A Circle

                                                      This week sees the 50th anniversary of the original U.K. release of The Man Who Sold The World David Bowie’s landmark entry into the 1970s. The album not only began the collaboration with guitarist Mick Ronson that would continue with such Bowie classics as Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, it kicked off a 10-year run of indispensable albums stretching through 1980’s Scary Monsters.

                                                      The 2020 re-release of The Man Who Sold The World restored the album’s intended title Metrobolist, while featuring a new mix by original producer Tony Visconti. Taking its name from the album’s opening track, which was named after a painting by Bowie’s friend George Underwood, the new two-CD set The Width Of A Circle acts as a complementary piece to that album. Its 21 tracks feature non-album singles, a BBC In Concert l session, music for a TV play and further Visconti remixes wrapping up David’s recordings from 1970 and revealing the first sonic steps toward Hunky Dory.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      CD 1:
                                                      THE SUNDAY SHOW INTRODUCED BY JOHN PEEL
                                                      Recorded On 5th February, 1970 And Broadcast On 8th February, 1970
                                                      1. Amsterdam *
                                                      2. God Knows I’m Good *
                                                      3. Buzz The Fuzz
                                                      4. Karma Man
                                                      5. London Bye, Ta-Ta
                                                      6. An Occasional Dream
                                                      7. The Width Of A Circle*
                                                      8. Janine
                                                      9. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud
                                                      10. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed*
                                                      11. Fill Your Heart
                                                      12. The Prettiest Star
                                                      13. Cygnet Committee*
                                                      14. Memory Of A Free Festival*

                                                      Performed By David Bowie And The Tony Visconti Trio (a.k.a. The Hype)

                                                      CD 2:
                                                      THE LOOKING GLASS MURDERS AKA PIERROT IN TURQUOISE:
                                                      1. When I Live My Dream
                                                      2. Columbine
                                                      3. The Mirror
                                                      4. Threepenny Pierrot
                                                      5. When I Live My Dream (Reprise)

                                                      6. The Prettiest Star (Alternative Mix)
                                                      Single Mix Released On 6th March, 1970 On Mercury Records MF 1135. This Is The Unreleased Alternative Mix Created For Promotion In The US Market.

                                                      7. London Bye, Ta-Ta*
                                                      Originally Recorded And Rejected As The Follow Up Single To ‘Space Oddity’. This Mono Mix Was Finally Released On The Sound & Vision Box Set In 1989.

                                                      8. London Bye, Ta-Ta (1970 Stereo Mix)*
                                                      This Stereo Mix Of The Above Remained Unreleased Until The Reformatted Reissue Of The Sound & Vision Box Set In 2003, Replacing The Mono Mix.

                                                      9.Memory Of A Free Festival (Single Version Part 1)*
                                                      10. Memory Of A Free Festival (Single Version Part 2)*
                                                      The Re-recorded Electric Version Of The Closing Track From The David Bowie (aka Space Oddity) Album Released As A Single On Mercury Records 6052 026 On 26th June, 1970.

                                                      11. Holy Holy*
                                                      This Non-album Single A Side, Backed By The Album Version Of ‘Black Country Rock’ From The Man Who Sold The World Album, Was Released On Mercury Records 6052 049 On 15th January, 1971.

                                                      SOUNDS OF THE 70’S: ANDY FERRIS SHOW
                                                      Recorded On 25th March, 1970 And Broadcast On The 6th April, 1970.

                                                      12. Waiting For The Man
                                                      13. The Width Of A Circle
                                                      14. The Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud*
                                                      15. The Supermen (Bowie At The Beeb Vinyl Only)*
                                                      Performed By David Bowie And The Hype

                                                      2020 MIXES
                                                      16. The Prettiest Star (2020 Mix)
                                                      17. London Bye, Ta-Ta (2020 Mix)
                                                      18. Memory Of A Free Festival (Single Version - 2020 Mix)
                                                      19. All The Madmen (Single Edit 2020 Mix)
                                                      Holy Holy (2020 Mix)

                                                      (*denotes Previously Released) 

                                                      David Bowie

                                                      The Man Who Sold The World - Picture Disc Edition

                                                        This week sees the 50th anniversary of the original U.K. release of The Man Who Sold The World David Bowie’s landmark entry into the 1970s. The album not only began the collaboration with guitarist Mick Ronson that would continue with such Bowie classics as Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, it kicked off a 10-year run of indispensable albums stretching through 1980’s Scary Monsters.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Width Of A Circle
                                                        2. All The Madmen
                                                        3. Black Country Rock
                                                        4. After All
                                                        5. Running Gun Blues
                                                        6. Saviour Machine
                                                        7. She Shook Me Cold
                                                        8. The Man Who Sold The World
                                                        9. The Supermen


                                                        The Turning Wheel

                                                          Red velvet curtains draw back to reveal a cosmic wheel of fortune, floating in the deep black star-studded theater of infinite space. A whirl of timbres, personalities, and stories. The Turning Wheel revolves around themes of human unity, the future, divine love and the enigmatic ups and downs of being a part of this carnival called Life.

                                                          Venturing to push the boundaries of her primarily synth-based work, Spelling took on the ambitious task of orchestrating and self-producing an album that features an ensemble of 31 collaborating musicians. The Turning Wheel incorporates a vast range of rich acoustic sounds that cast Spelling’s work into vibrant new dimensions. The double LP is split into two halves - “Above” and “Below.” Lush string quartet shimmer combines with haunting banjo and wandering bassoon leads, as the album progresses from the more jubilant, warm, and dreamy mood of the “Above” tracks to the more chilling and gothic tone of the “Below” tracks. This progression is anchored by Spelling’s familiar bewitching vocal style that emphasizes the theatrical and folkloric heart of her songwriting.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Little Deer (5:39)
                                                          2. Always (5:15)
                                                          3. Turning Wheel (3:33)
                                                          4. The Future (3:28)
                                                          5. Awaken (4:32)
                                                          6. Emperor With An Egg (3:09)
                                                          7. Boys At School (7:29)
                                                          8. Legacy (3:52)
                                                          9. Queen Of Wands (5:22)
                                                          10. Magic Act (5:41)
                                                          11. Revolution (6:00)
                                                          12. Sweet Talk (3:34)

                                                          José González

                                                          Local Valley

                                                            Few people have managed to become quite so celebrated worldwide, quite as quietly as José González has. Local Valley, his long awaited fourth album, serves as a relieving reminder that you don’t have to be loud to be heard.

                                                            Since his debut single ‘Crosses’ back in 2003, both he and his music have remained dependably quiet and unassuming. Local Valley calmly exhibits his singular ability to communicate with such modesty and power. Beginning with the sun-dappled ‘El Invento’, the first song he’s recorded in Spanish (the native tongue of his Argentinian heritage), and ending with the intimate yet rhapsodic ‘Honey Honey’. Along the way it engages in his signature melodic and metrical hypnotism, showcasing his remarkable fingerpicking skills, while there’s further evidence of his love for music from around the world (he references an inspiring jam session in Gothenburg with Niger artist Bombino) and for the first time, the introduction of a drum machine on a few songs, further widening José´s musical spectrum.

                                                            The record, full of his trademark bittersweet pastoralism, includes what González considers “my most accomplished songs to date”. While continuing his tradition of reinterpreting songs by other artists, with ‘Line Of Fire' he picks one written for Junip, the band he formed with friends in 1998. That the original version has now been streamed some 60 million times suggest it, like other songs he’s covered, is now part of the songwriting canon.

                                                            Local Valley, González cheerfully acknowledges, “is similar to my other solo albums in sound and spirit, a natural continuation of the styles I’ve been adding through the years both solo and with Junip. I set out to write songs in the same vein: short, melodic and rhythmical, a mixture of classic folk singer songwriting and songs with influences from Latin America and Africa. It’s more outward looking than my earlier works, but no less personal. On the contrary, I feel more comfortable than ever saying that this album reflects me and my thoughts right now.”

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            A1. El Invento
                                                            A2. Visions
                                                            A3. The Void
                                                            A4. Horizons
                                                            A5. Head On
                                                            A6. Valle Local
                                                            B1. Lasso In
                                                            B2. Lilla G
                                                            B3. Swing
                                                            B4. Tjomme
                                                            B5. Line Of Fire
                                                            B6. En Stund På Jorden
                                                            B7. Honey Honey


                                                            England Is A Garden - Instrumentals Album

                                                              Cornershop under the bonnet of the album to deliver a double platter instrumental version on ‘Lozenge Clear’ vinyl only in order to see and hear more clearly what has become a sports classic. This instrumental version has a new take on the album’s artwork by long term Cornershop sleeve designer Nick Edwards

                                                              Cornershop’s ‘England Is A Garden’ - “the latest in a series of albums that have mirrored the exceptional story of the band itself” Rough Trade Shop NY.

                                                              It strides in a sunshine glow, to deliver a full listening experience, bringing songs of experience, empire, protest and humour, steeped in the way only Tjinder Singh would come with.

                                                              The new album has, at last, sparked off significant interest in the back catalogue of Cornershop, with some titles including ‘Judy Sucks A Lemon’ and ‘Hold On It’s Easy’ now out of stock. A first time on vinyl issue of the ‘Cornershop & The Double-O Groove Of’ album by Cornershop Featuring Bubbley Kaur, featuring the John Peel favourite ‘Topknot’ and BBC 6Music perennial ‘Natch’, is planned for later this year.

                                                              A collector and DJ from Dallas, Texas, Chad "High-C" Burnett of Rehash Media, first exposed Bartell's "Top Going Down, Bottom Going Up" in the "Excavations" section of the Rehash web site in December of 2001. For all intents and purposes, the 45 had been unknown to collectors but caused a quite a stir while everyone who heard it searched for more copies. The 45 remained out of reach until February of 2004 when noted British collector/DJ Ian Wright turned up a copy and began to play the 45, giving it further exposure by way of a radio show featured on the web site.

                                                              Hailing from the small farming town of Ashburn, GA (population roughly 4400) noted as the "Peanut Capital of the World", young Nathan Bartell had grown up around music, playing trumpet in the school band and jazz band. After graduating from high school in 1962, Bartell moved to Atlanta where he found and enjoyed a thriving music and night club scene, catching then local acts such as Gladys Knight, The Tams, as well as the many touring acts that came through town and played clubs like The Palladium, The Pink Pussycat, The Casino and The Royal Peacock

                                                              The point at which the story truly begins to take shape was a fateful night in the summer of 1967 at a nightclub on Bankhead Highway near Northside Drive. The house band was doing its thing, but the crowd was thinking about Wilson Pickett's current hit "Funky Broadway" as they kept shouting for the band to perform the song. After some discussion amongst the band, a few of the musicians decided they knew the song well enough to give the people what they wanted, provided somebody knew the lyrics, as their singer did not. Bartell took the stage, and must have done the job right, as he continued performing with bands in clubs all over Atlanta such as The Oasis, and the most important of Atlanta nightclubs, The Royal Peacock.

                                                              By April of 1968, following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, Bartell was married to a woman who also came from Ashburn. She didn't care much for Atlanta, so the couple moved back home to Ashburn. Music was still boiling in Bartell's blood, however, and it wasn't long before he began singing with a group called Eddie and the Cascades from just up the road in the (even smaller) town of Cordele. Eddie and the Cascades performed in clubs around South Georgia until the band broke up in 1972. Despite the length of the band's existence, sadly, the opportunity to record never presented itself.

                                                              Toward the end of Bartell's time with Eddie & the Cascades, he met Jesse Boone, whose musical legacy was already well underway. Boone brought Bartell into his studio with members of his own band, The Astros, to record his first Soul-Po-Tion single "Ooh Baby, I Love You", which was backed with "If I Could Win Your Love". According to Bartell, the single sold quite well regionally, and Hi Records approached Jesse Boone about releasing the single nationally. Boone declined the offer, hoping to draw more attention to his label and boost the momentum of his Soul-Po-Tion label. While sales were apparently good enough to attract a nationally distributed label, this one is quite possibly his most obscure 45.

                                                              Capitalizing on the regional success of "Ooh Baby I Love You", Bartell toured around the southeast, often with Jesse Boone & the Astros, playing dates in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Carolinas. Touring, as it can certainly do with young musicians, began to take a toll on Bartell's marriage, which was splitting up by the time he was ready to record his second single. Soul-Po-Tion label mate Freddie Wilson, following his own debut single "What Would It Be Like", had written a new song, which Jesse Boone listened to with Bartell in mind. "Top Going Up, Bottom Going Down" was a song that fit very well with what Bartell was feeling at the time, so Boone put him in the studio with Soul-Po-Tion's house band to record Wilson's composition. Where Freddie Wilson's style was very much from the mould of James Brown, Bartell gave it a more personal touch. That said, Bartell admits that the single's flip side "Johnny and John" was basically a blatant attempt to cash in on the success and sound of Johnnie Taylor, particularly through the use of reverb and echo effects.

                                                              Playing on the "Top Going Down…" session were O.C. Glaydens (a.k.a. A.C. Raven, a.k.a. O.C. the Wildman) on guitar, Johnny Badden on bass, Bruce Jones on saxophone, and a fella with the last name of Caldwell on drums. Nathan doesn't remember Mr. Caldwell's first name, but if he was Boone's first call drummer for Soul-Po-Tion recording sessions, then this is a man who clearly needs more attention. Even some of the less significant Soul-Po-Tion singles some top shelf drumming.

                                                              As Bartell remembers, the Freddie Wilson song was written specifically for Bartell to record. This indeed may be the case, but it is also possible that Freddie Wilson presented the demo to Boone for himself. What exactly happened next is something of a mystery. Either Boone specifically wanted the song to be recorded by Bartell, or Bartell's 45 came out before Wilson tried to do a polished version beyond his original rough demo recording. No matter how exactly the series of events transpired, Boone clearly did not want the two versions competing for sales against each other, much less on his own record label. Either theory is plausible. Regardless, Nathan Bartell's classic 45 emerged from the small label in Albany showing exponentially more style and musicianship than his debut.

                                                              Back to 1975 now…. While Bartell continued the southeastern club circuit, Jesse Boone was setting up a new record label, Albradella. The label kicked off with a couple of singles from Florida artist Chuck Roberson, but Bartell came back in 1976 with his new band, The Shandells, to record the "Moving On" single, with the b-side, "Sitting Alone". "Moving On" is a driving up-tempo funky soul dancer, with a deep ballad on the flip featuring Melvin Roberts on lead vocals. One more single was released on the Albradella label in 1979, "That's My Girl" parts 1 and 2 and "Someone Like You" b/w "Running Through the Night".

                                                              For a good part of the early 1980s, The Shandells worked both on their own, and backing other musicians on tour, such as Z.Z. Hill while he toured for his 1982 album "Down Home". The work with Z.Z. Hill put Bartell in touch with Tommy Cough of Malaco, who Bartell cites as an important mentor and influence in aspects of his career ever since. This influence has had no greater impact than in helping Bartell start up his own label, Eureka Records, an endeavor which he undertook in 1985 and continues to operate today.

                                                              Eureka was started when Bartell had approached Jesse Boone with the idea of recording in a new studio rather than Boone's own studio. Boone was not not keen on releasing recordings on his labels which were not produced in house, which is understandable when you own the studio and the label. So, Bartell and his band went to Sunbelt Sound Studios and began to record songs for an album which was to be titled "Let Me Love You". It seems that nine songs were cut in 1987 for this project. Unable to take them back to Albradella, Bartell started his own Eureka Records and published his songs under his own Co-Rey Music. Of the nine songs recorded, only four would actually see their eventual release on vinyl, as two 7" singles. But even with the Eureka label off the ground, Bartell did not sever his friendship or business ties with Jesse Boone.

                                                              By 1987, the Soul-Po-Tion and Albradella labels were both out of business, for the most part. Boone set up a new but short-lived venture called Vanity Records, which seems to have been for the express purpose of putting together one last project with Nathan Bartell. This is how Bartell's only R&B album was released. There was, however, one slight problem. Bartell's name is nowhere on it. Instead, Boone named the artist Timothy Gaye. The exact reason for this is still unknown though Bartell casually dismissed this decision as "one of Jesse's marketing ploys". The album is comprised of songs written by Boone, Roshell Anderson, Homer Chambers, a version of Eddie Floyd's "Knock On Wood" and a track written by Bartell's brother Keith, who also handles lead vocals on the song "Million Dollar Baby". The Jesse Boone-penned "If I Ever Fall In Love Again" b/w "Knock On Wood" was released as the only single from the album, which is slightly ironic since "Giving Good Loving" is easily the strongest track on the album.. One last single on the Vanity label followed the album, with Bartell (under his own name again) providing the song "Someone Like You" but sharing space with Chuck Roberson's "I Feel It Coming" on the flip side.

                                                              Bartell continued performing in night clubs, but not traveling as much, when a fateful turn ended his secular music career. Bartell went through a series of seemingly random religious encounters, the death of his 19 year old son who was coming home from his first year of college, and a collapsed lung. In 1991 Bartell was hospitalized with a recurrence of his lung ailment. While in the hospital, Bartell became born again and cites his acceptance of Jesus as what finally healed him for good. During this time, he also endured the death of his youngest son, who died at the age of 17. Bartell prayed to God that if he could make it through all of these events, he would never sing R&B music again. Music was still what Bartell wanted to do with his life, however, and formed a Gospel group called Nathan Bartell & Reality. Crossing the bridge between the traditional Gospel quartet style and a more contemporary sound, Reality has recorded three albums since 1995, and all on his own Eureka label and is still performing at Gospel events in Southern Georgia today.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1. Top Going Down
                                                              2. I Feel It Coming
                                                              3. Sitting Alone
                                                              4. Jody & John
                                                              5. Someone Like You
                                                              6. Moving On
                                                              7. I Want Your Love
                                                              8. Mystery Lady
                                                              9. See Me Cry
                                                              10. Ooh Baby, I Love You
                                                              11. If I Could Win Your Love
                                                              12. If I Ever Fall In Love Again

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              Atomic Blonde

                                                                Mondo in partnership with Backlot Records is proud to present the amazing soundtrack to Atomic Blonde. Set during the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, this mix-tape album incorporates the best music of the 80's as well as elements of Tyler Bates' terrific original score. Original artwork by classic pulp novel artist Ron Lesser.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Side A
                                                                01. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) – David Bowie
                                                                02. Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst) – Peter Schilling
                                                                03. Blue Monday – HEALTH
                                                                04. C*cks*cker – Tyler Bates
                                                                Side B
                                                                05. 99 Luftballons – Nena
                                                                06. Father Figure – George Michael
                                                                07. Der Kommissar – After The Fire
                                                                08. Cities In Dust – Siouxsie And The Banshees
                                                                Side C
                                                                09. The Politics Of Dancing – Re-Flex
                                                                10. Stigmata – Marilyn Manson & Tyler Bates
                                                                11. Demonstration – Tyler Bates
                                                                Side D
                                                                12. I Ran (So Far Away) – A Flock Of Seagulls
                                                                13. 99 Luftballons – Kaleida
                                                                14. Voices Carry – ‘Til Tuesday
                                                                15. London Calling – The Clash
                                                                16. Finding The UHF Device – Tyler Bates

                                                                Nashville Ambient Ensemble


                                                                  The Nashville Ambient Ensemble is based, as you may have guessed, in Nashville, Tennessee. Organized and led by electronic composer Michael Hix, the ensemble’s lineup is made up of some of the city’s most creative and innovative artists, many of whom have been heralded by Bandcamp as being part of an experimental music movement dubbed the “New Weird South.” In addition to Hix on synthesizers, the group includes the talents of Luke Schneider on pedal steel guitar, Kim Rueger (Belly Full of Stars) on piano, Jack Silverman on baritone electric guitar, Deli Paloma-Sisk (Diatom Deli) on voice, Cynthia Cárdenas on guitar synth, and Timon Kaple on electric guitar.

                                                                  In 2019 Michael Hix, a Tennessee native, moved back to Nashville from New York City, where he had been establishing a solo music practice. It was at a show that Hix played with Diatom Deli in early 2019 that he met Jack Silverman, who suggested a collaboration. Also present at the show was an old friend, Timon Kaple. Conversations ensued, excitement grew, and suggestions for additional collaborators were quickly shared. Before long the Cerulean lineup gathered for two rehearsals and then entered Battle Tapes studio for two days of recording. This album stands as testimony to the deep collaborative spirit and talent of all involved. As Hix and other veterans of Nashville’s music scene will tell you, there aren’t too many cities where this kind of collective mindset is so rich and rewarding. Cerulean is certainly evidence of that.

                                                                  Cerulean is comprised of six compositions that draw upon the strengths of all the musicians involved, particularly their ability to let space guide their path. This willingness to commit themselves to the margins of sound allows each artist the freedom to explore and develop the ethereal tone and character of each song. The resulting effect is most evident on selections like “Inga” and “Conversion,” as the ensemble’s careful balance of structure and improvisation carries over to the listening experience, transporting the listener to realms of mindful and meditative bliss.

                                                                  In addition to being committed to a Nashville ethos that values collective collaboration, Cerulean explores musical pathways with a distinctive Nashville sound, a unique approach amongst similar artists and releases. We believe this is what sets the Nashville Ambient Ensemble apart from their contemporaries and think that you will agree.

                                                                  The Nashville Ambient Ensemble is recommended for listeners of William Tyler, Cocteau Twins, Fennesz and Emily A. Sprague.

                                                                  Lanterns On The Lake

                                                                  Gracious Tide, Take Me Home - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                    Following last year’s Mercury nominated Spook The Herd album Lanterns On The Lake have announced news of a deluxe 10th Anniversary vinyl reissue of their acclaimed debut album, Gracious Tide, Take Me Home, via Bella Union. The band’s much-loved debut has been meticulously remastered at Abbey Road studios and will be released on double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with gold foil print. Additionally, the album comes with five previously unreleased tracks recorded during the original sessions, details of which can be found in the track-list below.

                                                                    Fusing the most fragile and graceful end of the folk music spectrum to the most luminous properties of cinemascope rock, Gracious Tide, Take Me Home used a smorgasbord of instruments (guitars, violin, mandolin, piano, synths, glockenspiels, even a kalimba) to paint a variety of beautiful vistas, from the ambient ‘Ships In The Rain’ to the galloping ‘A Kingdom’, from the six-minute layers of ‘The Places We Call Home’ to the skeletal 73-second finale ‘Not Going Back To The Harbour’. There’s always been a compelling drama to Lanterns On The Lake; the way the opening track ‘Lungs Quicken’ shifts from dreamy restraint to a full-blown crescendo indicated the true power at their fingertips.

                                                                    Lanterns On The Lake formed in 2008 combining a group of friends who had all played in various bands on the local music scene. Hazel Wilde (vocals, guitar), Paul Gregory (guitars, electronics) and Ol Ketteringham (drums, piano) still comprise the core of the band whilst previous members Adam Sykes (vocals, guitar) and Brendan Sykes (bass) departed prior to the second album.

                                                                    Hazel commented at the time that. “A lot of lyrics were inspired by me and Paul moving back to the coast [between Tynemouth and North Shields], where I grew up, after we’d been living near the city centre. They’re also memories of growing up here, the feeling of homesickness, and stories of people around us and of the sea. The title Gracious Tide, Take Me Home seemed to sum up all the themes.”

                                                                    There might be a vein of sadness through this music - ‘Ships In The Rain’ was inspired by a local fisherman who went missing at sea, and ‘A Kingdom’ was inspired by the book letters sent home by WW2 soldiers – but there is just as much hope in ‘Keep on Trying’ and ‘You’re Almost There’, where fear and insecurities are banished by self-belief; “the feeling that you’re going places,” as Hazel says. Mirroring the sentiment of the album title, ‘I Love You, Sleepyhead’ and ‘Places We Call Home’ draw on the comfort and security of home, friendship and memory.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. Lungs Quicken
                                                                    2. If I've Been Unkind
                                                                    3. Keep On Trying
                                                                    4. Ships In The Rain
                                                                    5. A Kingdom
                                                                    6. The Places We Call Home
                                                                    7. Blanket Of Leaves
                                                                    8. Tricks
                                                                    9. You're Almost There
                                                                    10. I Love You, Sleepyhead
                                                                    11. Not Going Back To The Harbour
                                                                    12. The Watchhouse And The Daughter
                                                                    13. Sapsorrow
                                                                    14. You Need Better
                                                                    15. My Shield
                                                                    16. Not Going Back To The Harbour (High Tide Version)

                                                                    Liz Phair


                                                                      Liz Phair is pleased to announce details of, Soberish, her highly-anticipated new album, and first collection of original material in eleven years. Produced by Phair’s longtime collaborator Brad Wood – known for helming Phair’s seminal albums Exile In Guyville, Whip-Smart, and whitechocolatespaceegg

                                                                      Almost thirty years since her peerless debut album, Exile In Guyville, was released (voted #56 on Rolling Stone’s 2020 list of the 500 Greatest albums of All Time), Phair returns with a new record that will both intrigue and satisfy her long-standing fans, and introduce her to a smart young audience whose contemporary heroes have been reading from Phair’s playbook since they first picked up a guitar.

                                                                      Liz Phair has achieved the kind of status in her industry rarely bestowed on recording artists. Her albums in the 1990s were central to the indie rock canon of the day. Her image was featured in countless magazines, early Apple commercials and Gap ads. Her eponymous album for Capitol Records in 2003 took Phair in a pop direction that ruffled some critics’ feathers but nonetheless went gold, galvanizing a host of new fans, particularly among young women who fell in love with hits like “Why Can’t I” and

                                                                      “Extraordinary”, tracks that were featured in several major films and TV shows, including 13 going on 30, Raising Helen and How to Deal. Liz has picked up two Grammy nominations, and a spot in Pitchfork’s “Greatest Albums of the 90s” with over five million record sales to date (including three U.S. gold albums). She sang “God Bless America” at the opening game of the Chicago White Sox World Series victory in her hometown in 2005.

                                                                      Her acclaimed memoir, Horror Stories, published by Random House in 2019, was an insightful, passionate and no-holds-barred look at the life of a singular woman who has been disrupting and influencing since she knew the meaning of the words. The New York Times, The Boston Globe, NPR and the Wall Street Journal championed her first foray into prose. She’s a guitar player who’s created her own voicings and structures; a feminist trailblazer; a composer for film and TV; a visual artist; a lyricist of brutal honesty and devil-may-care insouciance.

                                                                      Soberish is a portrait of Phair in the present tense, taking all of the facets of her melodic output over the years and synthesizing them into a beautiful, perfect whole. She’s at the top of her game in the recording studio, drawing upon years of experience in television composition to weave through the songs daring and unexpected sound design. With Brad Wood’s exquisite engineering and masterful production, the result is a wholly fresh yet satisfyingly familiar sound that challenges on the first listen and seduces with each subsequent play through. The earworms are strong with this one!

                                                                      Phair says, “I found my inspiration for Soberish by delving into an early era of my music development, my art school years spent listening to Art Rock and New Wave music non-stop on my Walkman. The English Beat, The Specials, Madness, R.E.M.s Automatic for the People, Yazoo, The Psychedelic Furs, Talking Heads, Velvet Underground, Laurie Anderson, and the Cars. The city came alive for me as a young person, the bands in my headphones lending me the courage to explore.”

                                                                      None of the arrangements on Soberish are traditional songwriting standards, but the hooks are so catchy, the imagery so compelling, that the listener is drawn effortlessly along with the music. There are the off-kilter, unexpected guitar chords listeners will recognize as her signature style, a mainstay from her earliest work; the instantly knowable choruses of her most pop-friendly songs of the early 2000’s; the frank lyricism and storytelling that has opened doors for countless women picking up guitars and attempting to speak about their experiences.

                                                                      To look forward, Phair has spent a little time looking back. Looking back at a career that has achieved so much, and with plenty more to come. The celebrated box set reissue of Guvyille and the Girly-Sound tapes back in 2018 acted as a catalyst for Liz to remember what teenage Liz felt when that music was putting her name up in lights. It was a dizzying blur of excitement, fueled by her innate knack for delivering straightforward but devastating, razor-sharp songs. Soberish arrives, shoulder to shoulder with her past work, full of world-weary experience but dancing with a breeziness and brashness that wouldn’t be out of place at any point in her career. From the record’s title track to “Spanish Doors,” “The Game,” ‘Ba Ba Ba,” “In There,” and “Hey Lou”, these hooks and melodies have never come easier for Phair, which is why Soberish is her best and most instantly enjoyable record in decades. Impactful, and with purpose.

                                                                      Phair shares insight into the meaning of her title: “Soberish can be about partying. It can be about self-delusion. It can be a about chasing that first flush of love or, in fact, any state of mind that allows you to escape reality for a while and exist on a happier plane. It’s not self-destructive or out of control; it’s as simple as the cycle of dreaming and waking up. That’s why I chose to symbolize Soberish with a crossroads, with a street sign. It’s best described as a simple pivot of perspective. When you meet your ‘ish’ self again after a period of sobriety, there’s a deep recognition and emotional relief that floods you, reminding you that there is more to life, more to reality and to your own soul than you are consciously aware of. But if you reach for too much of a good thing, or starve yourself with too little, you’ll lose that critical balance.”

                                                                      If Liz Phair’s career has had a governing philosophy, we might take it as this: hold to the centre, swing around. This return, this new collection of songs, shows her at her finest: playful, inquisitive, uncompromising, but anchored. The centre can still hold.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      Spanish Doors
                                                                      The Game
                                                                      Hey Lou
                                                                      In There
                                                                      Good Side
                                                                      Sheridan Side
                                                                      Ba Ba Ba
                                                                      Soul Sucker
                                                                      Lonely Street
                                                                      Bad Kitty
                                                                      Rain Scene

                                                                      Leon Vynehall

                                                                      Brother / Sister EP - Repress

                                                                        * The Info is taken from the original sales sheet in 2013:

                                                                        Following in the footsteps of Midland, Dusky, Bicep, and Glimpse, Leon Vynehall is next in line to join Aus’s early-2013 run of highly anticipated and sought after releases.

                                                                        Over the course of two EPs on Brighton’s Well Rounded Housing Project and an acclaimed two-tracker on George Fitzgerald’s ManMakeMusic imprint (Gold Language / Don't Know Why) Leon Vynehall has established himself as more than just your average dance producer: he’s established himself as a genuine artist, whose approach to production carves its own unique path, regardless of expectation or reaction, as he himself admits, “I like chords, I like atmosphere and some sort of emotion in music. Rather than it being just about the dance floor, I like it being a bit of both. I like to take a sound and change it, manipulating things so they sound a bit dusty. With drums, I like to make them sound more human. I prefer dance music that isn’t quantized, regimented, and super mixed down to the nano-perfect spot. I’m a believer in the fact that music doesn’t have to sound professional to sound great. Mastering engineers hate me.”

                                                                        The ‘Brother / Sister EP’, due on June 10th, is a master class in rough and ready house music - the A-side is a brutal, hook-fuelled rhythm that has already been destroying clubs in Saul’s own sets, while the flipside - born of the same rugged percussion - is balanced with an undeniable beauty and melodic character that many contemporaries would struggle to pull off.

                                                                        Listeners of his XLR8R podcast from February this year will recognise “Brother,“ and after much speculation will be glad to know of its imminent release, while both sides of the 12" also received their first radio airplay in Aus boss Will Saul's recent BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        A1. Brother
                                                                        B1. Sister


                                                                        Circles EP - Repress

                                                                          * The Info is taken from the original sales sheet in 2014:

                                                                          Jet-setting Irish duo Bicep return to Will Saul's Aus label with two steady analog techno grooves ready for deployment in either their own wildly celebrated sets or those of any DJ looking for modern dance tracks that are still faithful to the classics - this is techno that hasn't forgotten where it came from, essentially.

                                                                          Using gritty, vintage-sounding rhythm sections as solid foundations, each track gradually builds up its own lush, melodic embellishments overtop - "Circles" stays true to its name with a cyclical main melody, shadowy bass and fuzzy house pads, whereas "NRG106" sets spacey, dramatic chords and breathy vocals against the insistent, chittering machine percussion.

                                                                          As usual these two esteemed bloggers / DJs / artists / all around polymaths prove themselves to be paragons of taste, but here it's clear that they are also steadily growing as producers, taking on different styles with aplomb and making it all look much easier than it really is.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. Circles
                                                                          B1. NRG106


                                                                          Stash EP - Repress

                                                                            Aus Music non-stop. Not quite content with already chalking up two of the biggest EPs of 2013 so far from Midland and Dusky, Aus return once again with yet another release you’ve been waiting for - the return of Belfast’s biggest sons, Bicep.

                                                                            The London-based duo of Andrew Ferguson and Matthew McBriar had a breakthrough year in 2012, four years after the pair's Feel My Bicep blog first began. The past year has seen them play in more than a dozen countries, including major gigs across the US, China and, more recently, Australia, with particular highlights including a peak time set at Berlin’s haloed

                                                                            Panorama Bar and capacity crowds at both Sub Club and Trouw. In addition to the release of “You/ Don’t” on Aus, the boys also inaugurated their own imprint with the Visions Of Love EP, whilst "$tripper", which was released through Love Fever, came in at number 35 on RA's top 50 tracks of 2012 poll. Further to that they scooped the award for DJ Mag’s Best Breakthrough DJ, supplied Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space show with an exclusive mix of unreleased material, remixed Ripperton’s “Let’s Hope,” and all the while maintaining the DJ treasure trove that is their blog.

                                                                            Across the EP they take things a little deeper, delving into a different area of their own personal taste. What's presented is an overall more lo-fi style and broader approach, drawing from a wide range of influences including King Street Sounds, HBO's The Wire and Aphex Twin.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            A1: Stash
                                                                            A2: Courtside Drama
                                                                            B2: The Game


                                                                            Something Good Will Happen

                                                                              ‘Something Good Will Happen’ marks another defiant chapter for MarthaGunn, who consistently prove they are worth their weight in gold through honest and conscientious song-writing, partnered with pristine pop melodies that have caught the attention of tastemakers CLASH, Independent, Dork, The Line of Best Fit, BBC Introducing Track of The Week and John Kennedy (Radio X). This is the sound of a band ever evolving their euphoric sound, where nuanced production and kaleidoscopic samples lift them into the stratosphere.

                                                                              If there’s one goal MarthaGunn want to achieve with their music, it’s connection. Whether it’s Abi giving a voice to her contemporaries via her Songwriters Circle on Instagram live, where she invites her favourite songwriters for a Q&A about their process, guests including Another Sky, Katy J Pearson, Willie J Healey, Flyte and Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, or setting up a virtual tour in light of having shows cancelled and playing a special live set including a locally sourced cover - her and her band want to remind people that they’re not alone and that, at end of the day, we’re all human and we all have that in common.

                                                                              “I want to connect with people. The beautiful thing about songs is that you don’t have to know someone, but you can connect with them through the same song without saying anything. I want this album to be able to help people in some way, and give people courage to leave a situation they know isn’t right for them, or for the other person. To go after the person they love and to know no matter how bad things may seem, it’s just a chapter. Things always get better.”

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              Side 1
                                                                              1. Undone
                                                                              2. Caught Up & Confused
                                                                              3. Giving In
                                                                              4. It’s Over
                                                                              5. Raising Hell

                                                                              Side 2
                                                                              1. Lost In The Moment
                                                                              2. Minute Of My Time
                                                                              3. I Had To Let Go
                                                                              4. Holding The Fire
                                                                              5. See You Again
                                                                              6. The Nights Are Long 

                                                                              Alexandre Bazin


                                                                                Polytechnic Youth releases the label’s second full length from French electronic musician Alexandre Bazin. “Concorde” is a fabulous record and acts as a perfect follow up companion to 2017’s “Sun Dog Trail” set.

                                                                                Passionate about analogue electronics, Alex’s beloved EMS Synthi and Buchla Music Easel loom large on “Concorde” interspersed with the Prophet and the Moog. His background meant that he surrounded himself daily with “mysterious engines” as part of ‘the Musical Research Group’ acquainting himself with the legendary Coupigny Modular Synth or Morphophone- an ancestor to the sampler.

                                                                                In Alex’s own words, the sounds were “Growling at times, aerial at others, but always poetic. The ethereal textures redefine the space-time continuum. With a certain underlying softness, “Concorde” is to be experienced as a lucid dream in which emotions spin around each other calmly to gravitate towards a feeling of fulfillness. Creating, in a way, a parallel world where arpeggiators, drum machines and droning pads all become one”.

                                                                                The record also leans heavy on the ace percussion work of François Lazarre des Moulins (Turzi, Forever Pavot) and -in places- the almost Dick Dale, nigh on surf guitar work- of Maxence Crouzard (Matthieu

                                                                                Chedid, Thomas Dutronc); both of which complement Alex’s electronics highly successfully. Creating a richly warm, rewarding record, which oscillates between moments of tension and appeasement, where the warmth of rhythmic instruments clashes deliciously with the icy synthesizers.

                                                                                Another lovely PY full length, released as a pressing of 300 on red wax to complement the digital release on Paris based Kowtow Records. 

                                                                                Rising from the wreckage of a war torn planet, Czarface joins forces with MF Doom in the epic "Czarface Meets Metal Face"! Blending Doom's trademark abstractions and Czarface's in-your-face lyrical attack, this album is ripe with cartoon violence, societal observations and pop culture musings. Over banging beats provided by The Czar-Keys, the armored team give you the witty unpredictable treats any hip-hop fan can sink their fangs into. Expect beats, rhymes, and metal as Czarface controlled by Wu-Tang Clan powerhouse Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric team up with everyone's favorite villain, MF Doom.

                                                                                With track titles like "Nautical Depth","Meddle With Metal", "Astral Traveling" to "Madness of Badness" this album packs a punch with 16 brand new tracks. Add that with features from Open Mike Eagle and Jedi Mind Tricks' Vinnie Paz, we promise you mind-bending metaphors and brain-melting beats as this powerful pairing sounds off in March 2018! Long time rumored full length collaboration album from Czarface and MF Doom, fan favorite "Ka-Bang" from Czarface's 2015 sophomore LP "Every Hero Needs A Villain" had fans begging for more. Cover Art by clothing brand Mishka's head designer Lamour Supreme. Album features Vinnie Paz of the legendary Jedi Mind Tricks, and Open Mike Eagle, who's most recent album "Brick Body Kids Still Daydream" was on Rolling Stone & Pitchforks top 50 albums of 2017 list. The albums lead video "Meddle With Metal" done by Animation Firm TFU Studios who have worked with MF Doom prior on the "All Caps" video as well as with Mayer Hawthorne, Biz Markie, Cut Chemist and more! 

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1. Take Your Medicine
                                                                                A2. Meddle With Metal
                                                                                A3. Badness Of Madness
                                                                                A4. Close Talker
                                                                                A5. Forever People
                                                                                A6. Captain Crunch
                                                                                A7. Don't Spoil It
                                                                                A8. Phantoms (Feat. Open Mike Eagle & Kendra Morris)
                                                                                B1. Bomb Thrown
                                                                                B2. You Masked For It
                                                                                B3. Astral Traveling (Feat. Vinnie Paz)
                                                                                B4. Nautical Depth
                                                                                B5. Stun Gun
                                                                                B6. Mf Czar
                                                                                B7. Captain Brunch
                                                                                B8. Sleeping Dogs

                                                                                MF Doom

                                                                                Operation: Doomsday (Alternative MC Sleeve)

                                                                                  Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF DOOM hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD (his first group)’s 1994 sophomore album Bl_ck B_st_rds was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and his blood brother Subroc (one half of the sibling rap duo) passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF DOOM and the Rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol’ Dirty Bastard kind of way. Doom sounds either high or drunk on most of the tracks, his self-produced beats are gritty, and his rhyme styles are almost indecipherable. On arguably the best track, “Rhymes Like Dimes,” Doom weaves some pointed lyrics through his abstract wordplay, spitting ‘only in America could you find a way to earn a healthy buck / And still keep your attitude on self-destruct.’ Who You Think I Am? features DOOM‘s crew M.onster I.sland C.zars, while on “?” he trades hot verses with former Columbia artist Kurious Jorge. Doom’s avant-garde ghetto-rhyme philosophies take even more intentionally weird twists on “Tick, Tick...” where he and guest MC MF Grimm’s flows warble over a rhythm track whose tempo speeds up and slows down continually. The comic-book themed skits, will help take you deep into the mind of an MC who is as otherworldly as they come. And in today’s bland commercial Rap universe, Operation: Doomsday’s left-of-center beats and rhymes are the perfect remedy. 

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  A1. The Time We Faced Doom (Skit)
                                                                                  A2. Doomsday
                                                                                  A3. Rhymes Like Dimes (feat. DJ Cucumber Slice)
                                                                                  A4. The Finest (feat. Tommy Gunn)
                                                                                  A5. Back In The Days (Skit)
                                                                                  B1. Go With The Flow
                                                                                  B2. Tick, Tick... (feat. MF Grimm)
                                                                                  B3. Red & Gold (feat. King Geedorah)
                                                                                  B4. The Hands Of Doom (Produced By DJ SubRoc)
                                                                                  C1. Who You Think I Am? (feat. M.I.C.)
                                                                                  C2. Doom, Are You Awake? (Skit)
                                                                                  C3. Hey!
                                                                                  C4. Greenbacks (feat. Megalon & King Geedorah)
                                                                                  C5. The M.I.C. C6. The Mystery Of Doom (Skit)
                                                                                  D1. Dead Bent
                                                                                  D2. Gas Drawls
                                                                                  D3. ? (feat. Kurious Jorge)
                                                                                  D4. Hero Vs. Villain (Epilogue)

                                                                                  MF Doom

                                                                                  Operation: Doomsday (Original Cover)

                                                                                    Back again on vinyl where it belongs, MF DOOM's 1999 classic Operation: Doomsday is now presented on a premium grade LP, with audio re-mastered from the original Fondle'Em Records release, and a poster of the album cover art!

                                                                                    Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF DOOM hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD (his first group)’s 1994 sophomore album Bl_ck B_st_rds was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and his blood brother Subroc (one half of the sibling rap duo) passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF DOOM and the Rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol’ Dirty Bastard kind of way. Doom sounds either high or drunk on most of the tracks, his self-produced beats are gritty, and his rhyme styles are almost indecipherable. On arguably the best track, “Rhymes Like Dimes,” Doom weaves some pointed lyrics through his abstract wordplay, spitting ‘only in America could you find a way to earn a healthy buck / And still keep your attitude on self-destruct.’ Who You Think I Am? features DOOM‘s crew M.onster I.sland C.zars, while on “?” he trades hot verses with former Columbia artist Kurious Jorge. Doom’s avant-garde ghetto-rhyme philosophies take even more intentionally weird twists on “Tick, Tick...” where he and guest MC MF Grimm’s flows warble over a rhythm track whose tempo speeds up and slows down continually. The comic-book themed skits, will help take you deep into the mind of an MC who is as otherworldly as they come. And in today’s bland commercial Rap universe, Operation: Doomsday’s left-of-center beats and rhymes are the perfect remedy.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    A1. The Time We Faced Doom (Skit)
                                                                                    A2. Doomsday
                                                                                    A3. Rhymes Like Dimes (feat. DJ Cucumber Slice)
                                                                                    A4. The Finest (feat. Tommy Gunn)
                                                                                    A5. Back In The Days (Skit)
                                                                                    B1. Go With The Flow
                                                                                    B2. Tick, Tick... (feat. MF Grimm)
                                                                                    B3. Red & Gold (feat. King Geedorah)
                                                                                    B4. The Hands Of Doom (Produced By DJ SubRoc)
                                                                                    C1. Who You Think I Am? (feat. M.I.C.)
                                                                                    C2. Doom, Are You Awake? (Skit)
                                                                                    C3. Hey!
                                                                                    C4. Greenbacks (feat. Megalon & King Geedorah)
                                                                                    C5. The M.I.C. C6. The Mystery Of Doom (Skit)
                                                                                    D1. Dead Bent
                                                                                    D2. Gas Drawls
                                                                                    D3. ? (feat. Kurious Jorge)
                                                                                    D4. Hero Vs. Villain (Epilogue)

                                                                                    MF DOOM

                                                                                    Operation: Doomsday (Silver Sleeve 2012 Version)

                                                                                      Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF DOOM hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD (his first group)’s 1994 sophomore album 'Bl_ck B_st_rds' was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and his blood brother Subroc (one half of the sibling rap duo) passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF DOOM and the rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol’ Dirty Bastard kind of way. Doom sounds either high or drunk on most of the tracks, his self-produced beats are gritty, and his rhyme styles are almost indecipherable. On arguably the best track, “Rhymes Like Dimes,” Doom weaves some pointed lyrics through his abstract wordplay, spitting ‘only in America could you find a way to earn a healthy buck / And still keep your attitude on self-destruct.’ Who You Think I Am? features DOOM‘s crew M.onster I.sland C.zars, while on “?” he trades hot verses with former Columbia artist Kurious Jorge. Doom’s avant-garde ghetto-rhyme philosophies take even more intentionally weird twists on “Tick, Tick...” where he and guest MC MF Grimm’s flows warble over a rhythm track whose tempo speeds up and slows down continually. The comic-book themed skits, will help take you deep into the mind of an MC who is as otherworldly as they come. And in today’s bland commercial Rap universe, Operation Doomsday’s left-of-center beats and rhymes are the perfect remedy.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      A1. The Time We Faced Doom (Skit)
                                                                                      A2. Doomsday
                                                                                      A3. Rhymes Like Dimes (feat. DJ Cucumber Slice)
                                                                                      A4. The Finest (feat. Tommy Gunn)
                                                                                      A5. Back In The Days (Skit)
                                                                                      B1. Go With The Flow
                                                                                      B2. Tick, Tick... (feat. MF Grimm)
                                                                                      B3. Red & Gold (feat. King Geedorah)
                                                                                      B4. The Hands Of Doom (Produced By DJ SubRoc)
                                                                                      C1. Who You Think I Am? (feat. M.I.C.)
                                                                                      C2. Doom, Are You Awake? (Skit)
                                                                                      C3. Hey!
                                                                                      C4. Greenbacks (feat. Megalon & King Geedorah)
                                                                                      C5. The M.I.C. C6. The Mystery Of Doom (Skit)
                                                                                      D1. Dead Bent
                                                                                      D2. Gas Drawls
                                                                                      D3. ? (feat. Kurious Jorge)
                                                                                      D4. Hero Vs. Villain (Epilogue)

                                                                                      The Gabbard Brothers

                                                                                      Sell Your Gun Buy A Guitar

                                                                                        FOR FANS OF.. The Buffalo Killers, The Black Keys, Neil Young, Crazy Horse. From the ashes of the acclaimed Ohio rock band Buffalo Killers, singers/songwriters/siblings Zachary and Andy Gabbard have re-emerged as The Gabbard Brothers. And while there are still similarities to their previous band, with nods to greats like Neil Young, James Gang and Buffalo Springfield, there's a hazier, organic, earthy-psych vibe running through the brothers' new music. Fresh from their Black Keys tour (Zachary and Andy are current bassist and guitarist, respectively, in the Keys' expanded tour group), The Gabbard Bros. are releasing their debut single 'Sell Your Gun Buy A Guitar' via Colemine Records' imprint Karma Chief, which CityBeat music editor Mike Breen called a "great '60s-flavored pop nugget." The B-side, 'Too Much To Feel' - a musical middle finger to the bigots, racists and folks holding on to an old, outdated way of thinking. This new single will be included in their forthcoming debut studio album.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. Sell Your Gun Buy A Guitar
                                                                                        2. Too Much To Fee

                                                                                        The Real Tuesday Weld


                                                                                          After two decades on the fringe, cult London troubadours The Real Tuesday Weld are calling time with a series of swan song releases. The first: “BLOOD" gathers their collaborators for a farewell set of 'ten songs for noir films'. Haunted waltzes, piano interludes and cinematic electronica provide the backdrop for an ensemble of barflies, torch singers and femme fatales to perform songs that channel influences including Serge Gainsbourg, Tom Waits, Julie London, Barry Adamson and Polly Harvey.

                                                                                          Film references are to the fore, recalling the band's soundtracks for blockbuster game LA Noire and soundtrack to surrealist classic Dreams That Money Can Buy - along with perennial inspirations Angel Heart, Twin Peaks and Down by Law. Written over recent years between various film scores and collaborations, the songs beguile with stories of romantic revenge, heartbreak, anima dreams and urban psychodramas - with a nod (via a deranged cover version of Poker Face) to the band’s circus swing past. "I want to bring it to an end, kill it off with a kiss and a final flourish" says singer and producer Stephen Coates ..“That’s for all sorts of reasons: romantic, psychological, astrological. I’ve loved The Real Tuesday Weld (and all those who have helped and supported us) too dearly to leave it to chance or to just let it fizzle out like a spent firework. My own ambiguities have been there since the beginning in naming the band after the Hollywood actress I dreamt of. This album expresses them further with a suite of songs written for powerful women and scenarios intended to conjure up noir narratives in the listener. Featured vocalists: Oriana Curls, GG McEwen, Sephine Llo.

                                                                                          BLOOD is the first of the final Swan Song trilogy BONE, DREAMS, BLOOD. Stephen Coates formed The Real Tuesday Weld in 2001 pioneering a style he dubbed 'Antique Beat', a combination of old jazz sounds and electronics that was to influence the emerging electro-swing scene. Reluctant scene-joiners themselves, the band run their own label, working with writers, animators, film makers and on a variety of commissioned arts projects. They tour worldwide - often playing to animated backgrounds in venues including churches, museums, parks, galleries, buses and crypts - but they have remained cult and critical rather than commercial favourites despite multi-million youtube plays, film placements and multiple awards.Their music has been used in many films, TV series and art installations and their collaborations with animators have proved enduringly popular - particularly the genre bending, multi-award winning 'Bathtime in Clerkenwell' and 'The Crooner' series that has spawned a whole catalogue of fan art. "Beautiful...giddily recalls Gainsbourg, Pulp, Cole Porter, early Disney soundtracks and seedy postwar revue bars" SUNDAY TIMES // "Utterly unique, utterly delightful" 

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. Blood Knucked And Dusted (feat. Oriana Curls)
                                                                                          2. Too Much Too Soon
                                                                                          3. Poker Face
                                                                                          4. Silicone (feat. GG McEwen)
                                                                                          5. What Happens Next?
                                                                                          6. Promises Promises (feat.Sephine Llo)
                                                                                          7. The Floating Man
                                                                                          8. Torched Song (Feat. GG McEwen)
                                                                                          9. Skeletons In Waiting
                                                                                          10. Killers 

                                                                                          Land Trance

                                                                                          First Séance

                                                                                            First Seance’ is the debut album by Land Trance, a new collaboration between Liverpool-based experimental musicians Andrew P.M Hunt and Benjamin D. Duvall, originally released via Forest Swords’ Dense Truth label in May 2020. Sharing rehearsal rooms, houses and band-mates for over a decade across Merseyside, the duo developed their respective practices in tandem with each other – Duvall delving into percussive ensemble composition as the founder of the acclaimed Ex-Easter Island Head, Hunt exploring the possibilities of songwriting, synthesis and texture as Dialect (with a release for RVNG - Under~Between - due March 2021) and leader of art rock band Outfit. Working together as Land Trance, they utilise spontaneous electroacoustic improvisation and studio-as-instrument post production to explore the inner and outer reaches of each other’s musical vocabularies.

                                                                                            Recorded in spaces including a bedroom overlooking Concert Square, the thumping epicentre of Liverpool nightlife, and pieced together in the home studio they share in a converted embassy, tracks here oscillate between vocal-led ecclesiastical yearning (Transcript, Chilean Miners) and ecstatic assemblages of sound (Beach Mystery, A Raft), always suggesting a palpable sense of geography with an allusive sense of place. Using zither, drum machine, music box, dictaphone, synthesiser and melodica amongst other sonic sources, through the course of the album threads of potential narrative and association circle like the rods of a mobile. ‘First Seance’ elevates deceptively simple materials and means with vivid imagination and bold compositional strategies, transcending the intimate scale of bedroom recording and DIY sound creation. It presents a wholly original set of musical environments, and a compelling document of intuition, friendship and artistic curiosity.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1. Regulate 06:43
                                                                                            2. Beach Mystery 02:45
                                                                                            3. Chilean Miners 05:21
                                                                                            4. Transcript 03:55
                                                                                            5. A Raft 08:23
                                                                                            6. Velarde 03:12
                                                                                            7. First Seance 09:40
                                                                                            8. Yardang 05:04

                                                                                            Greentea Peng

                                                                                            Man Made

                                                                                              Today, rising star Greentea Peng announces her highly anticipated debut album MAN MADE, released on June 4th.

                                                                                              MAN MADE feels like the perfect statement of intent and presentation of Greentea’s world - meditative, experimental, political, medicinal, trippy, humorous, and brimming with rich and varied influences. 

                                                                                              Set against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent years in recent memory, Greentea and her band The Seng Seng Family retreated to the country last summer where the alchemy of MAN MADE took place, bringing a live element to the album, and chose to record the record in 432 Hz frequency, a pitch that falls a semitone below music industry standard, which is thought to vibrate healing energy. Executive-produced by long time collaborator Earbuds, Greentea worked with an incredible roll-call of producers; the likes of Swindle, long-standing collaborators SAMO & KIKO, and Mala (part of the legendary dubstep production duo Digital Mystikz and the founder of the iconic DMZ dubstep label). The album was then mixed by the legendary Commissioner Gordon. The record seamlessly weaves genres from Hip-Hop to Jazz, Neo-soul, Trip Hop, Ragga, Rock, Dub and Drum & Bass, all anchored by signature sage vocals. At 18 tracks, MAN MADE is a true opus, a fluid and transportive listening experience, channelling deepest inner-thoughts and exploring different states of being, segued to be enjoyed in full. It encourages repeated revisits to fully explore the magic at work.

                                                                                              Greentea shares her MAN MADE manifesto:

                                                                                              " MAN MADE- an exploration of self and sound. A product of shifting paradigms both inner and outer.
                                                                                              An ULTRA SONIC TRIP. This album is an offering of healing, a provocation of Hu Man spirit soul.
                                                                                              Out of tune with the industry and in tune with the universe, this is a 432hrz production.
                                                                                              Deliberately detuned out of any Babylon standard! It is to be felt…like a buzzing bee, in one's chest. A VIBRATION. A jambalaya of expression, this project fits no genre, not to be digested easily by everyone.
                                                                                              However for those occupying the same space right now, upholding the frequency at such a transformative and challenging moment in time…I trust THIS SOUND will find you.
                                                                                              Dedicated and inspired by the late Jimtastic, join me and my boys as we travel the Sonicsphere on the way back to centre, through the depths of apathy and the heights of interconnection through surrender…
                                                                                              I offer you MAN MADE.”

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1) Man Made
                                                                                              2) This Sound
                                                                                              3) Free My People Featuring Simmy And Kid Cruise
                                                                                              4) Be Careful
                                                                                              5) Nah It Ain’t The Same”
                                                                                              6) Earnest
                                                                                              7) Suffer
                                                                                              8) Mataji Freestyle
                                                                                              9) Kali V2
                                                                                              10) Satta
                                                                                              11) Party Hard
                                                                                              12) Dingaling
                                                                                              13) Maya
                                                                                              14) Man Made
                                                                                              15) Meditation
                                                                                              16) Poor Man Skit
                                                                                              17) Sinner
                                                                                              18) Jimtastic Blues

                                                                                              The Shins

                                                                                              Oh, Inverted World - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                Oh, Inverted World, the earth-shattering, indie-rock-redefining 2001 debut album by The Shins, is presented here in its finest form, dressed up all nice for its 20th birthday. The classic tunes get new life by way of a full remastering job under band leader James Mercer’s watchful eye, the art is given a little extra zest via a die-cut jacket and a classy inner sleeve, and the package is rounded off with a big ol’ booklet with vintage photos, handwritten lyrics, and more.

                                                                                                The music, of course, is obviously essential. Aside from a friendly reminder that this is the album with the smash hit “New Slang,” as heard in the hit movie Garden State, we just need to note that the remastering job truly makes this the album James Mercer always wanted it to be. Never quite satisfied with the sonics of the original, Mercer took the 20th anniversary of the album as his opportunity to finally set the (literal!) record straight. And the results sound stellar: great for new fans, and well worth the attention of those already on board!

                                                                                                For old times’ sake, here’s what we had to say about this record back when it came out: Hailing from Albuquerque, NM, The Shins sprung from the ashes of Flake/Flake Music in 1997 (though those previous incarnations date back nearly a decade) – same members, different instruments, different approach. Counterpoint guitars have given way to a single guitar pitted against calculated keyboard passages; swarming indie rock machinations led to pop-based melodic endeavors (who knew?).

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Caring Is Creepy
                                                                                                One By One All Day
                                                                                                Weird Divide
                                                                                                Know Your Onion!
                                                                                                Girl Inform Me
                                                                                                New Slang
                                                                                                The Celibate Life
                                                                                                Girl On The Wing
                                                                                                Your Algebra
                                                                                                Pressed In A Book
                                                                                                The Past And Pending

                                                                                                Lucy Dacus

                                                                                                Home Video

                                                                                                  This new gift from Dacus, her third album, was built on an interrogation of her coming-of-age years in Richmond, VA. Many songs start the way a memoir might—“In the summer of ’07 I was sure I’d go to heaven, but I was hedging my bets at VBS”—and all of them have the compassion, humour, and honesty of the best autobiographical writing. Most importantly and mysteriously, this album displays Dacus’s ability to use the personal as portal into the universal.

                                                                                                  “I can’t hide behind generalizations or fiction anymore,” Dacus says, though talking about these songs, she admits, makes her ache. That Home Video arrives at the end of this locked down, fearful era seems as preordained as the messages within. “I don’t necessarily think that I’m supposed to understand the songs just because I made them,” Dacus says, “I feel like there’s this person who has been in me my whole life and I’m doing my best to represent them.” After more than a year of being homebound, in a time when screens and video calls were sometimes our only form of contact, looking backward was a natural habit for many.

                                                                                                  If we haven’t learned it already, this album is a gorgeous example of the transformative power of vulnerability. Dacus’s voice, both audible and on the page, has a healer’s power to soothe and ground and reckon.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. Hot & Heavy
                                                                                                  2. Christine
                                                                                                  3. First Time
                                                                                                  4. VBS
                                                                                                  5. Cartwheel
                                                                                                  6. Thumbs
                                                                                                  7. Going Going Gone
                                                                                                  8. Partner In Crime
                                                                                                  9. Brando
                                                                                                  10. Please Stay
                                                                                                  11. Triple Dog Dare

                                                                                                  Special Interest

                                                                                                  Trust No Wave

                                                                                                    A reissue of the 2016 demo tape by the New Orleans band who combine elements of no wave, glam and industrial music. First time vinyl pressing with bonus track, new sleeve designed by Studio Tape Echo and 8 page risographed zine insert.

                                                                                                    Four of the tracks here are raw early versions of songs that would appear in slightly more refined form on their debut album, 2018’s Spiralling. The other four pieces are unique to this release, including a cover version of Italian new wave band Chrisma, raging opener “Disease”, the over-saturated shoegaze-punk of “ATC” and comedown lament “I’ll Never Do Ketamine Again”. The band’s second album The Passion Of (2020) was widely acclaimed and appeared in many album of the year lists. It was recently followed by a companion album of remixes on Boy Harsher’s Nude Club label, with all profits going to NOLA charity House Of Tulip.

                                                                                                    “A blistering vision of punk as possibility.” - Pitchfork

                                                                                                    “Members Alli Logout (vocals), Ruth Mascelli (synth and drum machine), Maria Elena (guitar), and Nathan Cassiani (bass), together manage to make their instruments and vocals sound like a fight for our existence.” - The Quietus

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    A1. Disease (2016 Demo)
                                                                                                    A2. DISCO (2016 Demo)
                                                                                                    A3. (Fluid) Bound 2 (2016 Demo)
                                                                                                    A4. ATC (2016 Demo)
                                                                                                    B1. Art Walk (2016 Demo)
                                                                                                    B2. Service (2016 Demo)
                                                                                                    B3. Black Silk Stalking (2016 Demo)
                                                                                                    B4. I’ll Never Do Ketamine Again (2016 Demo)

                                                                                                    Erika De Casier


                                                                                                      Copenhagen-based songwriter and producer Erika de Casier has announced details of her second full-length studio album. Sensational, which includes recent singles ‘No Butterflies, No Nothing’ and ‘Drama’

                                                                                                      Sensational expands the universe of de Casier’s 2019 self-released debut album Essentials. Where Essentials dealt more with the infatuation stages of love, Sensational has more of an attitude, aiming to dismantle the stereotype of single women looking for love, tackling relationship dramas and the toxicity of dating. It was a chance to rewrite scenarios in ways that empowered her, fantasising about what could’ve been. Sensational was co-produced by de Casier and is a breath of fresh air to anyone with a passion for music in all its genres, as much influenced by Aaliyah and Janet Jackson as house, garage and techno. With hushed, pillow-soft vocals and production that references turn-of-the-millenium sounds, de Casier’s sound surveys the past while looking to the future.

                                                                                                      Born in Portugal to Belgian and Cape Verdean parents and raised in Denmark, Erika de Casier initially made her mark as an ally of the Regelbau collective (home to Danish house acts DJ Sports, C.K and Central) before writing, co-producing and releasing debut album, Essentials, through her own Independent Jeep label. Her take on 90s/00s R&B became a slow-burn success story and Essentials graced Best of 2019 lists at Mixmag, Gorilla vs. Bear, FACT, Dummy, and Crack Magazine.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Drama
                                                                                                      2. Polite
                                                                                                      3. Make My Day
                                                                                                      4. All You Talk About
                                                                                                      5. Insult Me
                                                                                                      6. No Butterflies, No Nothing
                                                                                                      7. Someone To Chill With
                                                                                                      8. Acceptance (intermezzo)
                                                                                                      9. Better Than That
                                                                                                      10. Friendly
                                                                                                      11. Secretly
                                                                                                      12. Busy
                                                                                                      13. Call Me Anytime

                                                                                                      Emma Houton

                                                                                                      The Bath

                                                                                                        Composed after ethnographic study into her Irish folk song roots, and recorded as part of her senior thesis in experimental electronic music, Emma originally wrote The Bath as a piece for eight voices to be performed live. Due to the COVID pandemic, she ended up recording all eight parts alone in her childhood bedroom, mixing and producing it herself.

                                                                                                        On recording the piece, Emma says:
                                                                                                        “When composing the album I had an interest in recreating the feelings I had hearing folk tales as a kid. We had a giant book of Irish folk tales my grandmother gave me, and I was both fascinated and scared shitless by them!
                                                                                                        I intended this to be a live performance initially and so the whole album is scored. I write most of my music by constructing layered loops of my voice using a loop pedal and then singing a melody line over them, and I was trying to translate that practice into a live performance in which each “loop” is sung and repeated, creating the effect of looping without actually recording loops. I was hoping to create something where voice is used as an instrument, rather than standing apart from instruments as it often does I took source material from hymns and traditional folk songs, with the lyrics centering on water-related themes like drowning, baptism, and purification, which I tried to reflect in the sonic environment of the piece through enveloping delays, cavernous reverb, and a general sense of being completely immersed in sound. The concept for the piece in its live form is much more of a production than the album itself, which became more of a "how do I record something written for an ensemble alone with an SM58?" project, and I've figured out how to perform these pieces solo with the loop pedal, in a very coming-full-circle turn.”

                                                                                                        Emma found her way to Trapped Animal Records after a quirk in the Bandcamp algorithm led her to listen to – her now label mate – Maija Sofia’s similarly named debut “Bath Time”. Signed within a fortnight of making contact with the label at the end of 2020, during a bleak winter, the label quickly ploughed ahead to schedule release of “The Bath”. Label partner Kerry Devine says “there was a feeling of urgency to share this incredibly calming product of Lockdown with the wider world, we felt compelled”.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        01. Candle For The Holy Ghost
                                                                                                        02. Watershed
                                                                                                        03. Idumea
                                                                                                        04. Luster
                                                                                                        05. Bow And Balance
                                                                                                        06. Gemini
                                                                                                        07. Waiting
                                                                                                        08. Going Home


                                                                                                        New Objectivity (The Orb’s Rest And Be Thankful Mix)

                                                                                                          The album’s opening track has been given an enthralling nine and half minute ambient house remix by the godfathers of the scene, The Orb. This leading 12” is released on 7th May and is backed by a staggering Werra Foxma mix of the track by Dohnavùr themselves. The catalogue number for the 12” is CiS080 and it is available as a white vinyl edition.

                                                                                                          Following the release of “The Flow Across Borders”, the Dohnavùr journey continues with a remix album which is ready to be released later in the year. The album features incredible remixes from Richard Norris, Concretism, Warrington/ Runcorn, Kieran Mahon, Letters From Mouse and Pulselovers. Dohnavùr have already returned the favour to Richard Norris (of The Grid/Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve fame) for the group’s first official remix commission, remixing the track ‘Water’, currently available on Richard’s Group Mind label. A further Dohnavùr remix 12” will be released as part of the upcoming Hattie Cooke album campaign.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. New Objectivity (The Orbs Rest And Be Thankful Mix)
                                                                                                          2. New Objectivity (Werra Foxma Remix)


                                                                                                          The Flow Across Borders

                                                                                                            Ali O’May and Frazer Brown met in early 2018 while performing with their respective bands at an Electronic Music Open Mic (EMOM) gig in Edinburgh. With obvious common interests, further discussions lead a few months later to Ali passing Frazer a USB drive filled with stems recorded directly from Ali’s vast modular system. Across August and September 2019, Frazer used about a dozen of those stems as the foundation for a set of tracks, building them into fully realised pieces across a range of styles from techno, lo-fi, breaks, acid house and ambient. And thus was born the Dohnavúr method - Ali coaxing the raw materials from his modular set up and Frazer working them up instinctively with his encyclopedic knowledge of electronic music into tracks for which the feel, genre and direction is inspired by Ali’s foundational building blocks. It’s a fascinating and unique way of working, but the results are staggeringly good.

                                                                                                            Taking their name from the the Bridge of Weir family home in which Ali grew up, fifteen miles West of Glasgow, the newly christened Dohnavùr released this first batch of collaborative tracks on their debut album, “You Can and You Shall”. A joyously diverse set, filled with innovation and promise of the great things to come.

                                                                                                            Just two weeks after “You Can and You Shall” was released in March 2019, the pandemic brought the world to a screeching halt, placing any opportunities to promote the album with live appearances on hold indefinitely. Ever resourceful, Ali and Fra started looking around for allies and likeminded musicians and labels on Twitter. Enter Castles in Space, who had sent out the call for submissions for “The Isolation Tapes” a release requesting submissions recorded in lockdown and released in support of the Cavell Nurses Trust. Dohnavùr submitted a long, paranoid, snarling mood piece called “Surmonter” (French for ‘Overcome’) which confused and delighted “The Isolation Tapes” compiler Colin Morrison in equal measure. The track was given pride of place as the opening track in the downloads section of the album (which went on to be awarded “Compilation Of The Year” in the Electronic Sounds 2020 awards).

                                                                                                            The link with Castles in Space firmly established, Morrison snapped up the subsequent “Pristine Environments” EP, created with further stems from the by now legendary USB drive, for a vinyl release for the 500 subscribers of the Castles in Space Subscription Library service, where it has been greeted with huge enthusiasm by the loyal and engaged Library members.

                                                                                                            This brings us up to date and we are now hugely excited to announce the release of the new Dohnavùr album “The Flow Across Borders” supported by a leading 12” single of album opener “New Objectivity” expanded and remixed by electronic music legends, The Orb.

                                                                                                            “The Flow Across Borders” continues and expands the “Dohnavùr Method” now based upon a whole new set of creations from Ali and shaped into an extraordinarily diverse and thrilling collection by Frazer in his Armadale studio. The approach of following the direction suggested by Ali’s modular stems makes for a kinetic and high-voltage collection unshackled from genre boundaries, but with all tracks united by the duo’s shared sense of purpose. It’s a provocative and direct album which ranges from halcyon ambience to floor shaking techno. One can hear the clockwork precision of Plone in “The Kindness of Others” and the clean meticulousness of peak period Orbital in “Sunk”. A centrepiece of the record is the chilling spoken word social commentary mood piece, “Phlá Doiléir” (Scottish Gaelic for “The Vage Plague”). This is followed by the Eno-esque majesty of album closer “Pass remarkable”. It’s all here to be enjoyed.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. New Objectivity
                                                                                                            2. Sestriere
                                                                                                            3. The Kindness Of Others
                                                                                                            4. Sunk
                                                                                                            5. Blue Stripe
                                                                                                            6. Phlá Doiléir
                                                                                                            7. Twenty There
                                                                                                            8. Pwll Du
                                                                                                            9. Five To Return
                                                                                                            10. Pass Remarkable

                                                                                                            The Catenary Wires

                                                                                                            Birling Gap

                                                                                                              Indie pop comes of age!

                                                                                                              Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey love pop songs, but pop songs with an edge. With their early bands Talulah Gosh and Heavenly, they were often dismissed by critics of the time as fey or ‘twee’, but this prejudice has since been revised: some of those sweet fizzy songs were about date-rape, and the band were an influential part of the movement that became riot grrrl.

                                                                                                              On their new album as The Catenary Wires, the songs are as strong as ever, full of sweet melody and rich with vocal harmonies. But the tunes are now vehicles for startlingly honest adult concerns: the fractured relationships, anxieties, passions and politics of people who live on an island that’s turning in on itself. Like the Go-Betweens and XTC before them, The Catenary Wires know that pop music can convey dark, sardonic, complex emotions, just as well as it can celebrate teenage angst.

                                                                                                              The album depicts England, not just in its lyrics, but in its music. The Catenary Wires have listened to the songs and stories England has comforted itself with over the decades, and re-imagined them. Canterbury Lanes presents a duetting couple, old now and worn down, but still aspiring to put their folk band back together, hoping to rekindle the idealistic flames of the early 1970s. Mirrorball, fizzy with syn-drums and Casio, presents another couple – middle-aged and unattached, who find unexpected love at a retro 80s disco. In the 70s-flavoured pop of Always on my Mind, love appears again, almost by surprise, conjured up by an old photo in a pile of memorabilia.

                                                                                                              The opening track, Face on the Rail Line, is a love song set in the now, full of emotion, but shot through with the paranoia that we all feel, living at a time when we are constantly in contact, but rarely communicate the truth. The last two songs on the album, Like the Rain, and The Overview Effect, are anxious romances, set in a fragile world.

                                                                                                              The Catenary Wires are now a five-piece band. The other members have impressive musical pedigrees of their own. Fay Hallam was in Makin’ Time, and now releases records in her own name. Andy Lewis played bass in the Weller Band, and has more recently worked with Louis Phillippe and Judy Dyble. Ian Button was in Thrashing Doves and Death in Vegas. These talented musicians elevate the songs, taking the arrangements onto another level.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              1. Face On The Rail Line
                                                                                                              2. Alpine
                                                                                                              3. Always On My Mind
                                                                                                              4. Mirrorball
                                                                                                              5. Three Wheeled Car
                                                                                                              6. Liminal
                                                                                                              7. Canterbury Lanes
                                                                                                              8. Cinematic
                                                                                                              9. Like The Rain
                                                                                                              10. The Overview Effect

                                                                                                              John Dwyer, Ryan Sawyer, Peter Kerlin, Tom Dolas, Brad Caulkins, Kyp Malone, Marcos Rodriguez, Ben Boye, Joce Soubiran, Laena Myers-Ionita & Andres Renteria


                                                                                                                The same crew as the boundary pulsing improvisation record Bent Arcana has made a trajectory shift and picked up Ben Boye along the path. The aptly-named Moon-Drenched is the second instalment from these sessions and keeps a heavy-lidded late night perspective on things as it eases from the somewhat familiar liminal twilight of skittering hues of black-blue and snaking street groove, to fizzing off into the ether in pursuit of lunar prism beams heretofore unseen. The more rhythmically dialed bits here have a lysergic halo of strangeness to them, and the wispy bits between are spun of iridescent gossamer. It sounds like a frizzled message from a future just filthy with guitar hoots echoing off of neon-splattered high rises, oil-slicked waterways and skittering digital beasts. For Castle Face’s money this is the strangest slice of this last bunch of John Dwyer and his crew’s improvisations.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                1. Psychic Liberation
                                                                                                                2. X-Cannibal’s Kiss
                                                                                                                3. The War Clock
                                                                                                                4. Der Todesfall
                                                                                                                5. Get Thee To The Rookery
                                                                                                                6. Spoofing
                                                                                                                7. Terra Incognito

                                                                                                                Maxwell Farrington & Le Superhomard


                                                                                                                  Released in early 2019 on the Spanish label Elefant Records, "Meadow Lane Park" was the debut album by Avignon-based Christophe Vaillant under his new entity, Le SuperHomard. Undoubtedly dreamlike and enchanting, hailed by critics both in France and abroad, and by Paul Weller (who invited the group on his entire European tour), the musician laid the groundwork for a new artistic direction. Originally from Brisbane, Maxwell Farrington left Australia in 2013, travelling to the United Kingdom and then France. After Marseille and Toulouse, he moved to Saint-Brieuc and took part in the formation of Dewaere, a noise quartet bathed in 90s influences. Maxwell's vocals bring a poppier and warmer touch. Christophe and Maxwell met during a joint concert at La Boule Noire, on the MaMA Festival in 2019. During his band's sound check, the Australian performed an a capella version of a song by American composer Burt Bacharach. This lead to an engaging conversation between the two musicians, who discussed their common passion for Lee Hazlewood, Scott Walker and Frank Sinatra. We find this elegance again reiterated throughout these compositions – in the orchestral pop, the subtle arrangements, the velvet singing voice. "Once" is a four- handed collaboration. Recording began in February 2020, ending within a short distance of the New Year. "Once" is a journey, both near and far, where everyone will find a safe haven.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. We, Us The Pharaohs
                                                                                                                  2. North Pole
                                                                                                                  3. Free Again
                                                                                                                  4. Lights & Seasons
                                                                                                                  5. Love
                                                                                                                  6. La Mesa Motel (Feat. Max Meser)
                                                                                                                  7. Good Start
                                                                                                                  8. Oysters
                                                                                                                  9. Hips
                                                                                                                  10. Happening Again
                                                                                                                  11. Big Ben (Feat. Evelyn Ida Morris)
                                                                                                                  12. Tonight


                                                                                                                  Welcome 2 America

                                                                                                                    Recorded in the spring of 2010 and then mysteriously abandoned by Prince before its release, the statement album Welcome 2 America documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice. The album features some of Prince’s only studio collaborations with the bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Chris Coleman, and engineer Jason Agel, with additional contributions from New Power Generation singers Shelby J, Liv Warfield, and Elisa Fiorillo and keyboardist Morris Hayes, who Prince also recruited to co-produce the album.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    CD TRACKLIST:
                                                                                                                    1. Welcome 2 America (5:23)
                                                                                                                    2. Running Game (Son Of A Slave Master) (4:05)
                                                                                                                    3. Born 2 Die (5:03)
                                                                                                                    4. 1000 Light Years From Here (5:46)
                                                                                                                    5. Hot Summer (3:32)
                                                                                                                    6. Stand Up And B Strong (5:18)
                                                                                                                    7. Check The Record (3:28)
                                                                                                                    8. Same Page Different Book (4:41)
                                                                                                                    9. When She Comes (4:46)
                                                                                                                    10. 1010 (Rin Tin Tin) (4:42)
                                                                                                                    11. Yes (2:56)
                                                                                                                    12. One Day We Will All B Free (4:41)

                                                                                                                    VINYL TRACKLIST WITH SIDE BREAKS:
                                                                                                                    SIDE A
                                                                                                                    1. Welcome 2 America (5:23)
                                                                                                                    2. Running Game (Son Of A Slave Master) (4:05)
                                                                                                                    3. Born 2 Die (5:03)
                                                                                                                    4. 1000 Light Years From Here (5:46)
                                                                                                                    SIDE B
                                                                                                                    1. Hot Summer (3:32)
                                                                                                                    2. Stand Up And B Strong (5:18)
                                                                                                                    3. Check The Record (3:28)
                                                                                                                    4. Same Page, Different Book (4:41)
                                                                                                                    SIDE C
                                                                                                                    1. When She Comes (4:46)
                                                                                                                    2. 1010 (Rin Tin Tin) (4:42)
                                                                                                                    3. Yes (2:56)
                                                                                                                    4. One Day We Will All B Free (4:41)
                                                                                                                    SIDE D

                                                                                                                    BLU-RAY TRACKLIST:
                                                                                                                    Welcome 2 America: Live At The Forum, April 28, 2011
                                                                                                                    Runtime: 2:13:00
                                                                                                                    Available In Stereo, 5.1 Surround And Dolby Atmos
                                                                                                                    Joy In Repetition
                                                                                                                    Brown Skin (India.Arie Cover)
                                                                                                                    17 Days
                                                                                                                    Theme From “Which Way Is Up” (Stargard Cover)
                                                                                                                    What Have You Done For Me Lately (Janet Jackson Cover)
                                                                                                                    Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan Cover)
                                                                                                                    Misty Blue (Eddy Arnold Cover)
                                                                                                                    Let’s Go Crazy
                                                                                                                    Little Red Corvette
                                                                                                                    Purple Rain
                                                                                                                    The Bird (The Time Cover – Prince Composition)
                                                                                                                    Jungle Love (The Time Cover – Prince Composition)
                                                                                                                    A Love Bizarre (Sheila E Cover – Prince Composition)
                                                                                                                    Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry Cover)
                                                                                                                    Inglewood Swingin’ (version Of Kool & The Gang’s Hollywood Swingin’)
                                                                                                                    Fantastic Voyage (Lakeside Cover)
                                                                                                                    More Than This (Roxy Music Cover)

                                                                                                                    Teenage Fanclub


                                                                                                                      One of the UK's most celebrated bands, Teenage Fanclub, make their their long-awaited return with the release of tenth album, Here, released on the band's own PeMa label.

                                                                                                                      Here is the the effortless work of a band entirely confident in their own craft - the consolidation of nearly three decades of peerless songwriting and almost telepathic musicianship amongst the band's three founder members: Norman Blake, Raymond McGinley and Gerard Love. Recorded with the band’s soundman David Henderson alongside regular drummer Francis Macdonald and keyboard player Dave McGowan in three distinctly different environments (initially at Vega in rural Provence, then at Raymond’s home in Glasgow before mixing at Clouds Hill in the industrial heart of Hamburg), it’s a record that embraces maturity and experience and hugs them close.

                                                                                                                      As ever, song-wise the Fanclub present a textbook representation of democracy in action, the record offering four each by Blake, Love and McGinley. From the almighty chime of opener I’m In Love through The First Sight’s ecstatic soul-search and the paean to unerring friendship With You, Here is a a collection of twelve songs about the only things that truly matter - life and love.

                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                      says: More glorious melodies (and harmonies!) from the ever-dependable Teenage Fanclub. This band thrives by having 3 separate songwriters, all different, yet all distinctly Fannie-tastic. And by going away for half a decade, their gems are perfectly formed, polished little beauties, sent to warm even the coldest heart.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. I'm In Love
                                                                                                                      2. Thin Air
                                                                                                                      3. Hold On
                                                                                                                      4. The Darkest Part Of The Night
                                                                                                                      5. I Have Nothing More To Say
                                                                                                                      6. I Was Beautiful When I Was Alive
                                                                                                                      7. The First Sight
                                                                                                                      8. Live In The Moment
                                                                                                                      9. Steady State
                                                                                                                      10. It's A Sign
                                                                                                                      11. With You
                                                                                                                      12. Connected To Life


                                                                                                                      Around The House

                                                                                                                        ‘Classic albums’ may be an overused term but is entirely warranted here with the announced reissues of this pair of house music long-players from Matthew Herbert's extensive back catalogue, getting a release on triple vinyl his own Accidental label. 2001’s much celebrated ‘Bodily Functions’ has appeared in many Album Of The Decade lists, whilst 1998’s ‘Around The House’ set the benchmark for a new more considered approach to dance music production that sounds as crisp today as when it first hit the late 90’s dance floors.

                                                                                                                        There have of course been many brilliant house albums since Bodily Functions and Around The House, many of them influenced by them, but there is a distinctive, timeless quality in the sounds and words these songs were made from. Those sounds include the distinctive voice of Matthew’s former wife Dani Siciliano as well as long time collaborator, the late pianist Phil Parnell, human blood flow, kitchen utensils, bones, domestic appliances, teeth and laser eye surgery. Indeed, Matthew’s now legendary Personal Contract for the Composition of Music (PCCOM) for which he is now famed, was considered radical at the time.

                                                                                                                        “Both albums are loaded with music of exceptionally high quality” Pitchfork, 2002

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        SIDE A
                                                                                                                        1 (-)
                                                                                                                        2 So Now...
                                                                                                                        3 Around The House

                                                                                                                        SIDE B
                                                                                                                        1 Close To Me
                                                                                                                        2 The Last Beat

                                                                                                                        SIDE C
                                                                                                                        1 Going Round
                                                                                                                        2 This Time

                                                                                                                        SIDE D
                                                                                                                        1 In The Kitchen

                                                                                                                        SIDE E
                                                                                                                        1 We Still Have (The Music)
                                                                                                                        2 Bedroom Jazz

                                                                                                                        SIDE F
                                                                                                                        1 Never Give Up
                                                                                                                        2 We Go Wrong


                                                                                                                        Bodily Functions

                                                                                                                          ‘Classic albums’ may be an overused term but is entirely warranted here with the announced reissues of this pair of house music long-players from Matthew Herbert's extensive back catalogue, getting a release on triple vinyl his own Accidental label. 2001’s much celebrated ‘Bodily Functions’ has appeared in many Album Of The Decade lists, whilst 1998’s ‘Around The House’ set the benchmark for a new more considered approach to dance music production that sounds as crisp today as when it first hit the late 90’s dance floors.

                                                                                                                          There have of course been many brilliant house albums since Bodily Functions and Around The House, many of them influenced by them, but there is a distinctive, timeless quality in the sounds and words these songs were made from. Those sounds include the distinctive voice of Matthew’s former wife Dani Siciliano as well as long time collaborator, the late pianist Phil Parnell, human blood flow, kitchen utensils, bones, domestic appliances, teeth and laser eye surgery. Indeed, Matthew’s now legendary Personal Contract for the Composition of Music (PCCOM) for which he is now famed, was considered radical at the time.

                                                                                                                          “Both albums are loaded with music of exceptionally high quality” Pitchfork, 2002

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          SIDE A
                                                                                                                          1. It's Only
                                                                                                                          2. Foreign Bodies

                                                                                                                          SIDE B
                                                                                                                          1. Suddenly
                                                                                                                          2. Leave Me Now

                                                                                                                          SIDE C
                                                                                                                          1. I Know
                                                                                                                          2. The Last Beat
                                                                                                                          3. You're Unknown To Me

                                                                                                                          SIDE D
                                                                                                                          1. You Saw It All
                                                                                                                          2. Addiction

                                                                                                                          SIDE E
                                                                                                                          1. On Reflection
                                                                                                                          2. I Miss You

                                                                                                                          SIDE F
                                                                                                                          1. The Audience
                                                                                                                          2. About This Time Each Day
                                                                                                                          3. It's Only A Reprise

                                                                                                                          Maple Glider

                                                                                                                          To Enjoy Is The Only Thing

                                                                                                                            Maple Glider is Naarm/Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Tori Zietsch. On debut album To Enjoy is the Only Thing, Zietsch's vocals melt into layers of plucked acoustic guitar and lulling piano, drawing on the sombre styles of folk contemporaries with a stark tenderness and introspection that assumes the listener is inside her bedroom as she plays for herself. Striking emotionality is at the centre of this performance, leaning into an intimacy that is achieved by way of deeply personal reflections and velvety melodic compositions.

                                                                                                                            In Tori's words: "To me, To Enjoy is the Only Thing feels like walking past tinsel-covered trees in mid-September, swimming along the calanques in the south of France, frost on the hood of a car, darkness at 4pm, lightness until 10pm, Sibylle Baier’s Colour Green, Devendra Banhart’s Ma, Adrianne Lenker’s a-sides, a muted feeling, the perpetual grey fog that swallows the Silver Coast in Portugal, an ugly green dress, the color red, red wine, red blood, red lips, the red of a cardinal’s robe, Switzerland, my mother’s diaries, a coroner’s report, the sun on my face, the end of love."

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            Side A
                                                                                                                            1 As Tradition
                                                                                                                            2 Swimming
                                                                                                                            3 View From This Side
                                                                                                                            4 Friend
                                                                                                                            5 Be Mean, It's Kinder Than Crying

                                                                                                                            Side B
                                                                                                                            6 Good Thing
                                                                                                                            7 Baby Tiger
                                                                                                                            8 Performer
                                                                                                                            9 Mama It's Christmas

                                                                                                                            Kohsuke Mine


                                                                                                                              BBE Music present the latest in the acclaimed J Jazz Masterclass Series: Kohsuke Mine ‘First’, the debut album by one of the leading artists in the new wave of modern jazz that swept Japan in the late 60s and early 70s. ‘First’ epitomises the shifting sound of the Japanese modern jazz scene of the time, characterised by rich textures and tones, kinetic rhythms, punctuated by urgent, angular melody lines. Reissued for the first time since original 1970 release, Mine is joined by master keyboard player Masabumi Kikuchi on electric piano, and two American players - bassist Larry Ridley and drummer Lenny McBrowne - to deliver one of the strongest debuts in the J Jazz canon. ‘First’ announced the arrival of a serious talent, one who was to be a hugely influential figure in the Japanese jazz scene across the decade that followed and beyond. ‘First’ established an artist who built a reputation for standout albums spanning spiritual jazz, post-bop, modal and funk-fusion. All of that started here, on this exemplary album. ‘First’ is issued on CD, digital and vinyl. The vinyl edition is presented as a double album, cut at 45rpm by the Grammy-nominated Carvery, with full original reproduction artwork, including obi strip. Both CD and vinyl comes with a 4500 word sleeve note and interview with Kohsuke Mine by Tony Higgins, plus artist portraits by Shigeru Uchiyama. J Jazz Masterclass Series is curated by Tony Higgins and Mike Peden for BBE Music.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Morning Tide
                                                                                                                              2. Love Talken
                                                                                                                              3. Straight No Chaser
                                                                                                                              4. Mcphee
                                                                                                                              5. Little Abbi
                                                                                                                              6. Bar' L' Len

                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                              The Original Sound Of Burkina Faso

                                                                                                                                ‘The Original Sound of Burkina Faso’ follows the hugely successful ‘The Original Sound of Mali’ compilation, also released on Mr Bongo. Here we have a collection of songs that pay tribute to a truly golden age of music; touching on folk, funk, blues, highlife, disco, psyche, latin, rock and soul.

                                                                                                                                Burkina Faso may be one of the least well-known parts of West Africa but it has a deep history and musical pedigree. A few years before President Thomas Sankara changed his country’s name from Upper Volta to its current one, a new sound emerged to soundtrack a cultural revolution.

                                                                                                                                Featuring music by Abdoulaye Cissé, Amadou Balaké, Pierre Sandwidi & Super Volta, Tidiani Coulibaly & Dafra Star, Bozambo, Youssouf Diarra and more. Available as deluxe 2-LP gatefold vinyl, CD and digital. Including a booklet with extensive liner notes and photography. Compiled by David ‘Mr Bongo’ Buttle and Florent Mazzoleni.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                A1. Abdoulaye Cisse- Jeunesse Wilila.
                                                                                                                                A2. Abdoulaye Cisse - Tieba Lou Tounouna
                                                                                                                                A3. Bozambo - Kombisse
                                                                                                                                B1. Amadou Balake - Whisky Et Coca-Cola
                                                                                                                                B2. John Oumar Nabolle_ - M’ba Lale
                                                                                                                                B3. Pierre Sandwidi - Boy Cuisinier
                                                                                                                                B4. Tidiani Coulibaly & Dafra Star - Sie Koumgolo
                                                                                                                                C1. Amadou Balake - Super Bar Konon Mousso
                                                                                                                                C2. Mangue Konde Et Les 5 Consuls - Pop Konde
                                                                                                                                C3. Youssouf Diarra (dit El Grand Ballake) - Djanfa Magni
                                                                                                                                D1. Amadou Balake - Wayisjelequeyele
                                                                                                                                D2. Amadou Balake - Aminata Du The
                                                                                                                                D3. Abdoulaye Cisse & Super Volta - A Son Magni

                                                                                                                                Etienne De Crecy

                                                                                                                                Commercial EP3

                                                                                                                                  Given the vital importance of your contribution as a member of the music community, we would like to tell you about our new approach - which aims to mitigate the impact of the current lack of events and festivities - and explain initiatives organized to provide the best possible response to both your needs and those of the clubbers you are helping during this extraordinary crisis. Pixadelic and Etienne de Crécy are working to make new tracks available and help to limit the gloom that has been furtively emerging over this period with the production of a third release in the Commercial ep series.

                                                                                                                                  Begun in 2006 and halted in 2007, the series achieved very promising results, encouraging fun on the dance ?oor all over the world. In view of recent events, we felt it was urgent to continue our e?orts in that direction. The result is two tracks: JUNK and DRUNK, whose e?ects on the body stimulate those rushes of communicative excitement that have become essential at this time. We will be supplying these resources to players in the sector in order to contribute to cultural and festive events in France and the other countries of the world.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1. Drunk
                                                                                                                                  2. Junk

                                                                                                                                  Etienne De Crecy

                                                                                                                                  Commercial EP2

                                                                                                                                    Given the vital importance of your contribution as a member of the music community, we would like to tell you about our new approach - which aims to mitigate the impact of the current lack of events and festivities - and explain initiatives organized to provide the best possible response to both your needs and those of the clubbers you are helping during this extraordinary crisis. Pixadelic and Etienne de Crécy are working to make new tracks available and help to limit the gloom that has been furtively emerging over this period with the production of a third release in the Commercial ep series.

                                                                                                                                    Begun in 2006 and halted in 2007, the series achieved very promising results, encouraging fun on the dance ?oor all over the world. In view of recent events, we felt it was urgent to continue our e?orts in that direction. The result is two tracks: JUNK and DRUNK, whose e?ects on the body stimulate those rushes of communicative excitement that have become essential at this time. We will be supplying these resources to players in the sector in order to contribute to cultural and festive events in France and the other countries of the world.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. Punk
                                                                                                                                    2. Funk
                                                                                                                                    3. Funk (The Bloody Beetroots Mix)

                                                                                                                                    Etienne De Crecy

                                                                                                                                    Commercial EP1

                                                                                                                                      Given the vital importance of your contribution as a member of the music community, we would like to tell you about our new approach - which aims to mitigate the impact of the current lack of events and festivities - and explain initiatives organized to provide the best possible response to both your needs and those of the clubbers you are helping during this extraordinary crisis. Pixadelic and Etienne de Crécy are working to make new tracks available and help to limit the gloom that has been furtively emerging over this period with the production of a third release in the Commercial ep series.

                                                                                                                                      Begun in 2006 and halted in 2007, the series achieved very promising results, encouraging fun on the dance ?oor all over the world. In view of recent events, we felt it was urgent to continue our e?orts in that direction. The result is two tracks: JUNK and DRUNK, whose e?ects on the body stimulate those rushes of communicative excitement that have become essential at this time. We will be supplying these resources to players in the sector in order to contribute to cultural and festive events in France and the other countries of the world.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1. Fuck
                                                                                                                                      2. Suck
                                                                                                                                      3. Luck

                                                                                                                                      Turin Brakes

                                                                                                                                      The Optimist - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                        Turin Brakes critically acclaimed debut album ‘The Optimist LP’ gets the re-issue treatment to celebrate its 20th Anniversary

                                                                                                                                        The ground breaking long player, originally released in 2001 features classic tracks such as ‘Underdog (Save Me)’, ’The Door' and ‘Feeling Oblivion’.
                                                                                                                                        ’The Optimist LP’ will be re-released on Deluxe 2LP & 2CD on Two-Piers, a new Brighton label, now with a Bonus album of ‘Demos’ from the original sessions and New Artwork. The Album has been out of print on Vinyl for many years now.

                                                                                                                                        Press for The Optimist LP:

                                                                                                                                        Drowned in Sound - 'The Optimist LP' is a quite stunningly beautiful record.

                                                                                                                                        NME - It’s one of those albums. Like ‘Parachutes’, for some, we suppose. But then listening to Coldplay instead of Turin Brakes is like the [I]Almost Famous[/I] generation choosing Don McLean over Tim Buckley. One’s comforting, familiar, pretty; the other strikes at your soul. And it’s a special kind of record which can encourage [I]and[/I] soundtrack such introspection, without losing its edge to indulgent miserabilism

                                                                                                                                        Pitchfork - Olly Knights' vocals mix Jeff Buckley moan and Marc Bolan hiss. The songs are simple, emotional, and earnest…., and they're laden with Everly Brothers harmonies 

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        THE OPTIMIST
                                                                                                                                        A1 Feeling Oblivion
                                                                                                                                        A2 Underdog (Save Me)
                                                                                                                                        A3 Emergency 72
                                                                                                                                        A4 Future Boy
                                                                                                                                        A5 The Door
                                                                                                                                        A6 State Of Things
                                                                                                                                        B1 By TV Light
                                                                                                                                        B2 Slack
                                                                                                                                        B3 Starship
                                                                                                                                        B4 The Road
                                                                                                                                        B5 Mind Over Money
                                                                                                                                        B6 The Optimist
                                                                                                                                        DEMOS VERSIONS
                                                                                                                                        C1 Feeling Oblivion - Demo
                                                                                                                                        C2 Underdog (Save Me) - Demo
                                                                                                                                        C3 Emergency 72 - Demo
                                                                                                                                        C4 Future Boy -Original Version.
                                                                                                                                        C5 The Door - Original Version
                                                                                                                                        C6 State Of Things - Demo
                                                                                                                                        D1 By TV Light - Original Version
                                                                                                                                        D2 Slack - Demo
                                                                                                                                        D3 Starship - Demo
                                                                                                                                        D4 The Road - Demo
                                                                                                                                        D5 Mind Over Money- Demo
                                                                                                                                        D6 The Optimist – Demo

                                                                                                                                        CD1: THE OPTIMIST
                                                                                                                                        1 Feeling Oblivion
                                                                                                                                        2 Underdog (Save Me)
                                                                                                                                        3 Emergency 72
                                                                                                                                        4 Future Boy
                                                                                                                                        5 The Door
                                                                                                                                        6 State Of Things
                                                                                                                                        7 By TV Light
                                                                                                                                        8 Slack
                                                                                                                                        9 Starship
                                                                                                                                        10 The Road
                                                                                                                                        11 Mind Over Money
                                                                                                                                        12 The Optimist
                                                                                                                                        CD2: DEMOS & ALTERNATE VERSIONS
                                                                                                                                        1 Feeling Oblivion - Demo
                                                                                                                                        2 Underdog (Save Me) - Demo
                                                                                                                                        3 Emergency 72 - Demo
                                                                                                                                        4 Future Boy -Original Version.
                                                                                                                                        5 The Door - Original Version
                                                                                                                                        6 State Of Things - Demo
                                                                                                                                        7 By TV Light - Original Version
                                                                                                                                        8 Slack - Demo
                                                                                                                                        9 Starship - Demo
                                                                                                                                        10 The Road - Demo
                                                                                                                                        11 Mind Over Money- Demo
                                                                                                                                        12 The Optimist – Demo

                                                                                                                                        Ian Carr


                                                                                                                                          Official half-speed mastered re-issue of British trumpeter and bandleader Ian Carr's iconic jazz-fusion-rock hybrid ‘Belladonna’ from 1972.

                                                                                                                                          Originally released on the Vertigo label, complete with collectable ‘swirl' record centre design, this sought-after jazz-rock-fusion rarity features some of the cream of the UK jazz musicians of the 70’s. Comprised from groups such as Nucleus, Brian Auger's band, Soft Machine, Stan Tracy group, the players included Brian Smith (tenor and soprano saxophones, alto and bamboo flutes), legendary guitarist Allan Holdsworth, Dave MacRae (Fender electric piano), and bassist Roy Babbington, to name but a few.

                                                                                                                                          Seen as a benchmark point in Ian Carr's career, 'Belladonna’ is awash with atmospheric excursions and ethereal qualities, as well as a darker fusion aesthetic and prog-rock sensibility from Holdsworth's exceptional guitar playing. The moody, yet funky, vibe of the album has echoes of Miles Davis' electronic era à la 'In A Silent Way'.

                                                                                                                                          The album is best enjoyed played in its entirety. There are ebbs and flows with certain tracks shining along the way. Standouts include the beautiful down-tempo track 'Summer Rain’, which has a soundtrack / library style brilliance and emotional electric piano soloing. Though recorded in the 70’s, the track has a timeless sound, a melancholic funk so often used in hip-hop and beat tape productions to this day. ‘Mayday's Shaft-like long extended intro builds the drama until the percussive release when the drums drop at over three minutes in.

                                                                                                                                          To give a record of such quality the treatment it deserves, we have once again been lucky to enlist the service of mastering and lacquer cutting engineering don Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, to cut a brand-new half-speed master and let the music speak for itself.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          A1. Belladonna
                                                                                                                                          A2. Summer Rain
                                                                                                                                          B1. Remadione
                                                                                                                                          B2. Mayday
                                                                                                                                          B3. Suspension
                                                                                                                                          B4. Hector’s House

                                                                                                                                          The Wallflowers

                                                                                                                                          Exit Wounds

                                                                                                                                            Rock ‘n’ roll is often hard to define, or even to find, in these fractured musical times. But to paraphrase an old saying, you know it when you hear it.And you always hear it with The Wallflowers.

                                                                                                                                            For the past 30 years, the Jakob Dylan-led act has stood as one of rock’s most dynamic and pur - poseful bands - a unit dedicated to and continually honing a sound that meshes timeless songwriting and storytelling with a hard-hitting and decidedly modern musical attack. That signature style has been present through the decades, baked into the grooves of smash hits like 1996’s Bringing Down the Horse as well as more recent and exploratory fare like 2012’s Glad All Over.

                                                                                                                                            But while it’s been nine long years since we’ve heard from the group with whom he first made his mark, The Wallflowers are silent no more. And Dylan always knew they’d return. “The Wallflowers is much of my life’s work,” he says simply. That life’s work continues with Exit Wounds, the brand-new Wallflowers studio offering. The collection marks the first new Wallflowers material since Glad All Over.

                                                                                                                                            Exit Wounds, which, true to its title, is an ode to people - individual and collective - that have, to put it mildly, been through some stuff.

                                                                                                                                            “I think everybody - no matter what side of the aisle you’re on - wherever we’re going to next, we’re all taking a lot of exit wounds with us,” Dylan says. “Nobody is the same as they were four years ago. That, to me, is what Exit Wounds signifies. And it’s not meant to be negative at all. It just means that wherever you’re headed, even if it’s to a better place, you leave people and things behind, and you think about those people and those things and you carry them with you. Those are your exit wounds. And right now, we’re all swimming in them.”

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            1. Maybe Your Heart’s Not In It No More
                                                                                                                                            2. Roots And Wings
                                                                                                                                            3. I Hear The Ocean (When I Wanna Hear Trains)
                                                                                                                                            4. The Dive Bar In My Heart
                                                                                                                                            5. Darlin’ Hold On
                                                                                                                                            6. Move The River
                                                                                                                                            7. I’ll Let You Down (But Will Not Give You Up)
                                                                                                                                            8. Wrong End Of The Spear
                                                                                                                                            9. Who’s That Man Walking ‘Round My Garden
                                                                                                                                            10. The Daylight Between Us

                                                                                                                                            Moderate Rebels

                                                                                                                                            If You See Something That Doesn’t Look Right

                                                                                                                                              It’s one thing to take the drone rock of your debut album in an entirely new direction but quite another when the result is an ambitious 30 track three-part album.

                                                                                                                                              But that’s what London collective Moderate Rebels have done on their biggest project to date, the opus ‘If You See Something That Doesn’t Look Right’. Fearless in their refusal to be pigeonholed, they touch on everything from driving rhythmic repetition, discordant guitar fuzz and hazy psychedelia, to late 60s-indebted folk and lilting melodic hooks, via twinkling piano ballads, drum machine rigidity and playful synth pop.

                                                                                                                                              ‘If You See Something That Doesn’t Look Right’ will be released in three ten track parts in 2021, part one being released on Moshi Moshi on 30th April 2021.

                                                                                                                                              The album touches on the progressive works of Phil Spector, Fripp & Eno and Syd Barrett, the transcendental pop of Spiritualized, St Etienne and Stereolab, and the wry humour of 80s Pet Shop Boys. But it comes stamped with the group’s own inimitable identity.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1. Information Research Department
                                                                                                                                              2. Higher Than The Hierarchy
                                                                                                                                              3. Perfect Grey Day
                                                                                                                                              4. Amo Amas Amat
                                                                                                                                              5. The Penultimate Truth
                                                                                                                                              6. Hug Me 'Til You Drug Me
                                                                                                                                              7. These Are The Good Times
                                                                                                                                              8. Forever Tomorrow Today
                                                                                                                                              9. Vesica Piscis
                                                                                                                                              10. Odds Be Never

                                                                                                                                              Female Species

                                                                                                                                              Tale Of My Lost

                                                                                                                                                This is the story of two sisters who nurtured a dream for half a century and never let it die. Vicki and Ronni Gossett launched their musical career as teenagers in Whittier, California in 1966. They called themselves the Female Species. Members came and went; their base of operations moved to Las Vegas, back to LA, and over to Nashville. Along the way their sound transformed from garage rock to lounge to country pop, the only constant being an innate mastery of hooks and harmony.

                                                                                                                                                These ladies had it. Along the way, they crossed paths with The Carpenters, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Judds, and seemingly half of the industry’s power players, rebuffing all untoward advances, focused always on their craft. In the 1980s they became staff songwriters for music publishing companies in the hit-making business. Relentless pushing landed them a once in a lifetime audition before the court of RCA’s top executives — the kind of new talent showcase that almost never happens after 30.

                                                                                                                                                Vicki and Ronni were by then in their 40s. Tale of My Lost Love is the whole story from beginning to end of two sisters who gave everything to their dream, yet never made a single record... until now. Sometimes great music just isn’t enough to break through — until it is. Numero Group is thrilled and proud, at long last, to introduce Female Species.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                A1. Bye Bye Bye
                                                                                                                                                A2. Tale Of My Lost Love
                                                                                                                                                A3. You Need Me
                                                                                                                                                A4. Peace Of Mind
                                                                                                                                                A5. Baby Buggy
                                                                                                                                                A6. Stop And Think It Over
                                                                                                                                                A7. I’m Gonna Make It
                                                                                                                                                A8. Explain Why
                                                                                                                                                A9. Tying The Leaves
                                                                                                                                                B1. Coast To Coast
                                                                                                                                                B2. There’s A Rainbow
                                                                                                                                                B3. Sooner Or Later
                                                                                                                                                B4. Here Comes The Night
                                                                                                                                                B5. Till The Moon Don’t Shine
                                                                                                                                                B6. In The Moonlight
                                                                                                                                                B7. Someone Lock Me Up
                                                                                                                                                B8. Chinchilla Hat

                                                                                                                                                Lips Lips Lips

                                                                                                                                                In All Eternity / Lifetime Girl

                                                                                                                                                  Music For Dreams proudly presents a limited Edition 7” from LIPS LIPS LIPS A 2 track release of tracks from his forthcoming album ‘Life Is Pretty Surreal’ (Co-Produced by Peaking Lights’ Aaron Coyles)

                                                                                                                                                  Behind LIPS LIPS LIPS is Danish musician, electronic producer and songwriter Søren Løkke Juul (previously Indians and Søren Juul, both on 4AD).

                                                                                                                                                  The A Side, In All Eternity, was written in 2015 on piano. It’s a love song that seems arrested in a state of estranged wonder or bittersweet bliss. Piano stabs rise in a towering, stadium-leaning riff while the metronomic beat float beneath and strings swirl in supporting arcs.

                                                                                                                                                  Side B ‘Lifetime Girl’ is a more electronic indie dream pop love song reminiscent of early Air meets Beck in a Nordic forest.

                                                                                                                                                  With the debut album, LIPS LIPS LIPS launches an ambitious project of lush and melodic electronic structures layered around hypnotic vocals. The music is yearning and melancholic yet warm and hopeful. Rarefied yet expansive. Cerebral yet wired with pop charm.

                                                                                                                                                  An essential difference from Juul’s previous work here has been the sense of ease

                                                                                                                                                  and spontaneity with which the creative processes have flowed. According to Juul, this new sort of feet-on-the-ground freedom has helped develop a more physical side to his music.

                                                                                                                                                  While he hasn’t totally jettisoned the ethereal or spiritual qualities of earlier days, LIPS LIPS LIPS represents a much more pronounced rhythmic vision, materialized at the hands of Aaron Coyes (Peaking Lights), whose well- accomplished dub-engineering is layered deep into the texture of the album.

                                                                                                                                                  All recording on the album was carried out during a week-long refuge in co-producer Frederik Nordsø’s cabin in Sweden. The team included Juul, Nordsø, Coyes and label head and co-producer Kenneth Bager.

                                                                                                                                                  Artist notes:

                                                                                                                                                  Juul debuted under the name Indians, releasing the LP Somewhere Else on 4AD back in 2013. His intimate yet expansive dream-pop earned him high acclaim, a composing gig for the film The Fault In Our Stars and a taste of the limelight.

                                                                                                                                                  Juul then retired Indians and released his second LP, This Moment, under his own name, Søren Juul. The album, full of wistful atmospherics, charted a meandering young artist’s yearning for a home.

                                                                                                                                                  LIPS LIPS LIPS, now on Danish Music For Dreams, follows the artist’s retreat from a life of noise and constant 

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  A1. In All Eternity
                                                                                                                                                  B1. Lifetime Girl

                                                                                                                                                  Gratien Midonet

                                                                                                                                                  A Cosmic Poet Revisited

                                                                                                                                                    Propulsive deep house and transcendent grooves bring the revolutionary spirit of Martinique’s Gratien Midonet to the fore on new Time Capsule remix EP. The music of Martinique poet and composer Gratien Midonet is being treated to a special three-track remix EP, A Cosmic Poet Revisited, providing a new context for the political activism and cosmic folk sound of the original recordings.

                                                                                                                                                    A musician informed by his academic and spiritual pursuits, who penned albums in France that became cult anthems for the independence movement in his native Martinique, Midonet developed a unique sonic language that combined bélé and beguine rhythms, acoustic mysticism, Creole lyrics and electronic instrumentation.

                                                                                                                                                    Releasing four albums across a ten-year period between 1979 and 1989, Midonet’s catalogue has been revisited for the first time on Time Capsule compilation, A Cosmic Poet from Martinique(TC009/TIME009).

                                                                                                                                                    With the label also reissuing all four original albums digitally over a number of months, this extensive retrospective of Midonet’s career is joined by an EP featuring three new interpretations from a trio of like-minded sonic disciples from across the globe.

                                                                                                                                                    On the A-Side, Sapporo-based producer and sound designer Kuniyuki Takahashi tugs at the spiritual threads of Midonet’s ‘Osana’ to unravel the sun-soaked funk devotional into an 11-minute deep house odyssey.

                                                                                                                                                    Up next, London-based Time Capsule boss Kay Suzuki’s soft touch rework of ‘Roulo’ emphasises the organic syncopation of Midonet’s original to craft a tantalising slow-burner that ebbs and flows with a natural ease. 

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    A1: Osana (Kuniyuki Remix)
                                                                                                                                                    B1: Roulo (Kay Suzuki Remix)
                                                                                                                                                    B2: La Reine (Khidja Remix) 


                                                                                                                                                    Cigarette Packet / Separate

                                                                                                                                                      This Is The First New Music To Emerge From Sorry Since Releasing Their Sensational Debut Album ‘925’ On Domino Last Year. ‘Cigarette Packet’ And ‘Separate’ Were Coproduced With James Dring (Gorillaz, Jamie T, Nilüfer Yanya) And Finds The Band Delving Back Into A More Experimental, Cut-And-Paste Electronic Palette Harking Back To Their Beloved Home Demo/Ns Visual Mixtapes, All The While Still Coursing With Their Signature Gnarled Sensitivity.

                                                                                                                                                      Speaking About The New Single, Lorenz Said, “These Songs Came From Ideas We Worked On From Home During Last Year. The Sounds Are Quite Metallic / Silver / Grey And The Lyrical Ideas Are Repetitive Almost As If They Are Whispers / Mantras/ Worries That You’d Say To Yourself And Keep To Yourself.”

                                                                                                                                                      With Recent Personal Influences As Wide Ranging As Micachu And The Shapes, Cindy Lee And Stevie Moore To Arca’s ‘Stretch 2’, Sorry’s Experimental And Holistic Approach Marks Them Out As A Thoroughly 21st Century Band; From Their Open-Minded Approach To Genre To Their Creativity Allowing Them To Self-Produce The Music And Direct Accompanying Videos. Qualities More Present Than Ever Before At The Start Of This Next Exciting Chapter With ‘Cigarette Packet’ And Separate’.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      A1. Cigarette Packet
                                                                                                                                                      B1. Separate

                                                                                                                                                      Flat Worms

                                                                                                                                                      The Guest / Circle

                                                                                                                                                        Flat Worms on 45! These two tracks charge forth in perfect accord with the increased speed of the format. Culled from their sessions at Electrical Audio for the just-released Antarctica, this is the upper-cut to follow the album’s gut-punch, a classic knockout move.

                                                                                                                                                        The dance called ‘The Guest’ is a bit like The Twist but with more writhing involved. There’s horror there so it’s earned writhing on your part. For this song, Flat Worms take a Devo-esque view, looking passively upon the actions of the real people. It’s pretty scary.

                                                                                                                                                        ‘Circle’ belongs to that tradition of 45 tracks that may or may not allude to the 45 itself. “Find the circle! Find the center!” might serve as both timely polemic and shameless self-promotion. Or maybe not. One thing that’s not ambiguous is the acid- glazed lead guitar that hovers like a neon apparition above the thrashing rhythm section. It’s definitively eerie.

                                                                                                                                                        Antarctica was a life sentence. This double-A-side 45 is the emphatic exclamation point that follows.

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                                                                                                                                                        A1.  The Guest
                                                                                                                                                        A2.  Circle

                                                                                                                                                        Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin + Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood Of Breath

                                                                                                                                                        Melodies Record Club 001: Four Tet Selects

                                                                                                                                                          “Melodies Record Club”, a string of DJ and artist curated mini compilations in loud 12” format. The first instalment was put together by Four Tet, selecting two big peak-time Jazz tracks he used to spin regularly at Plastic People.

                                                                                                                                                          On one side, we’ve got all time jazz greats Jackie McLean and Michael Carvin’s De I Comahlee Ah, taken from their seminal album Antiquity recorded in Denmark back in 1975. A year and a half ago, we visited Steeplechase, the original label in the outskirts of Copenhagen. They informed us that at the time, the track was cut short as it didn’t fit on the full LP. They were kind enough to provide us with the tape of the full original recording, allowing us to release for the first time the full extended version capturing twelve and a half minutes of studio magic. Speaking with Michael back in November, he told us that every song on that album was recorded without any overdubs. They had taken their shoes off and organised the studio in such a way that they could move from instrument to instrument during the take (!!)

                                                                                                                                                          On the flip, we have Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath – MRA. Back in 70s London, the Brotherhood had brought together musicians who had sought refuge from South Africa’s apartheid regime and the best of a new generation of British jazz musicians. Music journalist Richard Williams, who had originally reviewed the band in the 1970s tell us: “They made music that appealed in equal measure to the head, the heart and the feet, taking the jazz legacy of Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus and adding to it the fantastic dance rhythms and gorgeous harmonies of the townships and untethered collective improvisations of the new free music”.

                                                                                                                                                          Four Tet’s instalment is out early May in 12” format and digitally (stream & download), first press comes with a folded A2 insert with words from and about the artists. Graphic design by Studio ChoqueLeGoff, illustration and animation by Nevil Bernard and for the audiophiles out there, remastered and cut at half speed by Matt Colton at Metropolis Studios!

                                                                                                                                                          The second instalment curated by Ben UFO is scheduled shortly, which will be followed over time by a string of releases including selections from Hunee, Mafalda, Floating Points, Anya & Julia from Javybz, Daphni, Josey Rebelle, Charlie Bones, Gilles Peterson… and more, stay tuned!

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          A1. Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin – De I Comahlee Ah (extended)
                                                                                                                                                          B1. Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood Of Breath - MRA

                                                                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                          DJ Kicks - Jayda G

                                                                                                                                                            For Jayda G, joy is a state of mind. Whether she transmits it through her upbeat productions or magnetic energy at the decks, the Canadian-born DJ and producer, real name Jayda Guy, is a beacon of empathy on the dancefloor.

                                                                                                                                                            It’s no surprise, then, that Jayda G’s DJ-Kicks mix, releasing on 14 May, captures the buoyant spirit of the music that has influenced her most. “DJ-Kicks has been a personal goal of mine for a really long time. I've been a fan for decades now. I remember there was one mix by Chromeo and it had some French disco on it that always stood out in my mind,” she remembers. Clocking in at just over an hour, Guy’s mix takes you on a journey that moves through loved classics and new bubblers.

                                                                                                                                                            The mix contains Jayda's Brand new single "All I Need", the follow up to Grammy Nominated breakthrough single "Both Of Us", a slinky house tune co-produced with James Ford that fizzes with shimmering energy. A rallying cry for kinship and understanding, Guy’s insouciant vocals insist “all I need is you to hear me”, gliding across the perfectly swung house beat. “Because the mix was made during the pandemic, I thought, ‘What music makes me happy?’ I want people to feel like they know me. I wanted it to be approachable, still honouring the disco and soul music that I love. I hope that translates in some shape or form.”

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            CD Tracklist: 
                                                                                                                                                            1. Light Of The World - London Town
                                                                                                                                                            2. Aged In Harmony - You're A Melody
                                                                                                                                                            3. Glass Beams - Taurus
                                                                                                                                                            4. KOKOROKO - Uman
                                                                                                                                                            5. Atmosfear - Invasion
                                                                                                                                                            6. Universal Togetherness Band - More Than Enough
                                                                                                                                                            7. Royale - I Want Your Body
                                                                                                                                                            8. Don Blackman - Just Can't Stay Away
                                                                                                                                                            9. Gerry Read - 90’s Prostitution Racket
                                                                                                                                                            10. Naomi Daniel - Stars (Dos Cult Mix)
                                                                                                                                                            11. LNS - Bitumen **
                                                                                                                                                            12. DJ BORING - Gardenia **
                                                                                                                                                            13. Jennifer Loveless - In 10,000 Places **
                                                                                                                                                            14. HAAi - Good Ol'Fashioned Rugs **
                                                                                                                                                            15. Jayda G - All I Need **
                                                                                                                                                            16. Fred Again.. - Diana (You Don't Even Know)
                                                                                                                                                            17. House Of Jazz - Hold Your Head Up
                                                                                                                                                            18. 250 Lbs. Of Blue - Rejoice! (People C'mon) (Spen's New Vocal Mix)
                                                                                                                                                            19. FIT Siegel Feat. L'Renee - Tonite (Detroit Mix)
                                                                                                                                                            20. DJ Koze Feat. Ada - Homesick (feat. Ada)
                                                                                                                                                            21. Benny Sings - Summerlude

                                                                                                                                                            LP Tracklist: 
                                                                                                                                                            A1. Jayda G - All I Need 
                                                                                                                                                            A2. Fred Again.. - Diana
                                                                                                                                                            B1. LNS - Bitumen 
                                                                                                                                                            B2. Jennifer Loveless - In 10000 Places (Then What) 
                                                                                                                                                            B3. HAAi - Good Ol'Fashioned Rugs 
                                                                                                                                                            C1. DJ BORING - Gardenia 
                                                                                                                                                            C2. House Of Jazz - Hold Your Head Up
                                                                                                                                                            D1. Glassbeam - Taurus
                                                                                                                                                            D2. Royale - I Want Your Body
                                                                                                                                                            D3. Benny Sings - Summerlud


                                                                                                                                                            Supersonic : The Complete, Authorised And Unabridged Interviews

                                                                                                                                                              'We are the biggest band in Britain of all time, ever. The funny thing is, all that fucking mouthing off three years ago about how we were going to be the biggest band in the world - we actually went and did it.' Noel GallagherOasis are one of the biggest bands the word has ever seen. Here, in Supersonic, they tell the story of the their beginnings from dive-bar hopefuls to global superstars.

                                                                                                                                                              They themselves talk us through the pivotal moments in their phenomenal trajectory, from the day Noel Gallagher joined his brother Liam's band, through their first crucial five years culminating at their landmark gigs at Knebworth Park in 1996 - the pinnacle of their success. With over thirty hours of interviews with Liam, Noel and those closest to them, this book documents in unprecedented depth and with their trademark candour and humour, the story behind one of the world's greatest bands, all told in their own words and fully illustrated with exclusive photographs and ephemera throughout.

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