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Hot off a couple of 12” from Topher Horn, Rocksteady Disco follows up with its first compilation featuring a heap of heavily sampled originals from more well­known editors. Pontchartrain leads the release off with a summer­inspired aural prozac number. Next up is notorious Detroit editor Lafleur, busting out this original milky­smooth Detroit boogie house production. A slight little rearrangement from Rocksteady Disco label boss Peter Croce makes this one a bit more cohesive for the DJs. Lyon, France's G2S (In Any Case) kicks off the flip with a big­bottomed stomper reminiscent of some MCDE 'Raw Cuts'. Pontchartrain book­ends this release with a track that puts the 'rocksteady' in Rocksteady Disco, with heavy analog­meets­electro drum programming and complete with Pontchartrain on vocoder duties.

Support from Superbreak, Osmose (Smokecloud), Blair French (Fat Finger Cosmic), The Silver Rider (Whiskey Pickle), Thelonious Beats Gillespie

Various Artists

Incantations For Tape

    Precocious Noise and Early Electronica Pt. 1. Fully remastered. This compilation is for those who are not familiar with the fascinating world of Primal Electronica, Noise, Sound Design, Industrial, Avant-Garde, Tape-Music... you name it. This set hopes to be the gateway to a completely new Revolutionary sound experience. Selection starts in 1920s, almost a hundred years ago and ends early 1960s, before the more modern Era and all of its recording innovations and marketing strategies took over. 

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Coloured LP Info: Audiophile transparent clear vinyl.

    Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.

    Detroit native Mr. PC kicks off his stamped white label re­edit series with two unexpected jazz fusion numbers to elevate your being. “Stanley Dancer” covers the a­ side, delivering a proper beatdown daytime slomo disco journey, tinged with tropical and balearic vibes. On the flip “Jaco Disco” delivers a disco­not­disco extended rework of a fretless bassline­led cult classic, surely able to delight those at the dance.

    Limited edition out of 450 hand­stamped and numbered white labels.

    Support from: Waajeed (Dirt Tech Reck), Soul Clap, Osmose (Smokecloud) and Cordell Johnson (Excursions)

    Various Artists

    Take A Knife And Open My Heart

      The very first release from a new label, Sound Miracle Recordings! 13 ancient pieces of primitive flamenco music from 1930's and on.

      Flamenco music has been admired throughout the world for centuries. Fascinating unique, esoteric and mysterious, an alloy of fire and witchcraft. There is a lot to enjoy here. The compilation shows some of the earliest examples of Flamenco music recorded, brutal and exciting music. 

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Coloured LP Info: Transparent clear vinyl.

      Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.

      Various Artists

      Rockinitis Volume 1

        True blues ain’t no new news and on here you’ll find the choicest cuts of amplified post-war blues. This is tail-shaking guitar-based dance music straight from the small sweaty clubs and riotous rent-parties of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Side A’s selections come courtesy of Stag-o-Lee’s own RMAN and Side B is from the collection of London based DJ and record hound, DIDDY WAH. Put it on, turn it up and stomp your big ole feet to the big ole beat! 

        Traden (Trad Gras Och Stenar)

        Traden

          A brand-new studio album from Traden (The Trees), formerly known as Trad Gras och Stenar (Trees Grass and Stones) in different incarnations, but often just called Traden for short. Through long, crescendoing improvisations, Traden has found their own unique path in the music world for decades, creating a music with room for everyone. Many younger musicians and friends of minimalist, experimental music have been inspired and followed, astonished that a bunch of Swedish hippies made the planet’s most hypnotic, moss-fragrant psychedelic trance rock. 

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          2xLtd LP Info: Vinyl is a limited 2LP, gatefold sleeve, printed inner bags.

          The fourth release on Anna Wall's label marks Sunrom's debut. "I am not inspired with the daylight" he says. "I prefer the night to the day. Everything is peaceful and people are asleep. It gives me a feeling to be alone, especially when it's really late". It is perhaps the peaceful surroundings of Saint-German-en-Laye in France, where Romain Nouhi AKA Sunrom resides that has encouraged his creative wandering. The city is a quiet place not far from Paris, with a beautiful Chateau and forest surroundings.

          The EP kicks off with "Spirale"; delightfully uplifting and playful, weaving colourful melodies intricately together. "Pray" takes a more pensive and wistful turn. On the flip Copenhagen's Paxton Fettel has remixed "Superfly" full of feel-good piano riffs. The final cut is DJ Normal 4's version of "U Doing", a dreamy breaks number that wouldn't sound out of place in the golden era of UK rave. The original versions will be released digitally later down the line.

          “I have a passion for stars and the cosmos, discovering new sounds is like discovering new stars" Sunrom.

          Brand new label based in Florence comes with an astonishing second release. This time they bring the sound from the talented The Cyclist.

          A very distinct sounds, psychedelic synth warbles meet the jacking electro beats. Exploring what the talented Irish producer can do with different beats overladen with those warm synth tones that we can't really live without.

          Universal Cave unleash the 10th release in their catalogue with the Universal Cave wizards and dynamic duo Superprince sharing the re-edit duties.

          Universal Cave provide the goods for the A Side firing off a percussion heavy, Latin flavoured bomb in 'Lambada' - just wait for those epic fills, sure to whip any crowd into raptures. 'Take Your Time (Universal Cave's 909 Rubdown)' then lays up a hip house vocal flavoured, 909 enhanced 80's bomb.

          Flip it over and Superprince take the reigns with 'Your Kind Of Love' - funked up disco goodness, reworked with an extra helping of devilshness. The last slice of gold, 'Hang High' takes the tempo down to a string swelling, souped up, cosmic swagger.

          Two sides, two artists but four entrancing edits to add to the Universal Cave repertoire.

          Tommy Rawson releases are sporadic but always high quality. As a former member of the Souled duo who ran the excellent Fresh Minute label - he's been around the more tropical end of UK house and broken beat for many years and this, his first full release for Bergerac ushers forth a new level in his sound. This whole record is a masterclass in post bruk, forward thinking, shining, bright UK dance music. Unmatched in emotion and vibes.

          Deep Blue is quite simply the sound of the summer. Sun drenched, euphoric and soaring. Broken but not broken, 4/4 but not quite housey. Jazzy, soulful….yeah.... It was the highlight of Red Rack'ems Olive Grove closing set at Love International last year when it provided the most halcyon of moments. Live trumpet from Vicky Flint and a whole bag of vibes from Tommy Rawson. This is a classic. Trust.

          Past Tense is a super tropical African tinged house stomper which shows Tommys love of sunshine vibes once more with acres of space, insistent chants, dubby pianos and a tinge of Jungle roller bass.

          The final track Into The Future takes us into almost Blade Runner-esque orchestral emotion but with a kind of Balearic feel tucked in there too. Beautiful, lilting, emotional memories. You can feel so much love in this track.

          Shane Cooper is a bassist, composer and producer from Cape Town, South Africa. He is part of the new wave of young voices in the South African jazz scene. A prolific sideman and award-winning acoustic jazz artist, he also involved in South Africa’s leftfield electronic dance scene under the alias Card On Spokes.

          Australian newcomer A Most Wanted Man joins with the Monologues Records family with a sumptuous debut EP that shows he's very much one to watch.

          'Hep Cat' is a peppy, soulful slow-burner which gradually reveals a triumphant string sample, 'Voice From Above' is another buoyant beauty with feel-good strings and vocal cuts, and 'Importance Of The Hi-Hat' is a more stripped-back slice of warm deep deep house.

          Fellow fast-rising Aussie, Jad & The, pursues his passion for tonking breakbeats on his remix of the latter, making for a spooky, mysterious workout.

          DJ Counselling

          Curt’s Jam / Myou Yeah Love

          When it comes to gritty sample-based house the GUY white label series has really been going from strength to strength. For the third in their unrelenting streak DJ Counselling steps up to offer up a therapy session like no other. Sit back, relax and put your mind at ease and you'll soon be taken on a reflective journey for the soul.

          On one side you have 'Curt's Jam' an introspective and emotive piano laden, lo-fi house track complete with choice vocal snippets set to sooth those pains. Flip it and there's a more bumping groove to the therapy session, qualified by a pensive dialogue that makes way for an oscillating synth jam backed with a killer tom pattern.

          Who thought counselling could sound so good!

          Action Bronson & Statik Selektah

          Well Done

            What do you get when you combine the best hip-hop producer in Boston with one of the best upcoming lyricists in NY? Well Done. This is an album couldn’t have a better fitting title, as it will surely fill the void hip-hop fans around the world have been yearning to fill. In the style of classic producer & MC albums, Statik & Bronson deliver intricate rhymes and head-nodding beats on this noteworthy release. Coming straight out of Flushing, Queens, NYC, Action Bronson personifies the golden era of East Coast, New York hip-hop. Repping Boston, New York & New Hampshire Statik Selektah is known as the "east coast boom bap ambassador" and holds down weekly radio slots on Eminem's Shade 45. He has produced & worked with Nas, Joey Bada$$, 2 Chainz, Mac Miller, 50 Cent, Jadakiss, John Legend, Wale, Bun B & many more. Check out "Well Done” and get reminded of how good rap used to sound. 

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            2xColoured LP Info: Red vinyl double LP

            Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Presents

            The Midnight Hour Instrumentals

              The Midnight Hour is Black excellence: an ode to the cultural sophistication that the Harlem Renaissance established for its people. The Midnight Hour is comprised of Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, alongside a tight rhythm section and a full orchestra. Adrian and Ali began working on this album back in 2013, but put the project aside as they would score the hit Netflix series Marvel’s Luke Cage (the two even perform in an episode of the upcoming second season). The Midnight Hour is a soul/jazz/hip hop album which continues the conversations started by yesterday’s jazz and funk pioneers; those that created the bedrock of samples for hip hop producers in the 80s/90s. The Midnight Hour is sophisticated hip hop that fans will enjoy, capturing their jazz rhythm section, and full orchestra, to analog tape. The Midnight Hour is now available as full instrumentals on vinyl. 

              Mythologen

              Church Music

                Mythologen, aka Alexander Palmestål follows last year’s debut album “Mythologen” with the 12” EP “Church Music”. This EP is a love declaration to London’s club scenes and some of the titles are named after parts of districts in south east London. The tracks on this record are free and loose in its melodies and you hear that Palmestål has worked on pure intuition in the song making process, inspired by the surrounding smells, sounds and people. As explosively impressing as the album was, is also “Church Music” and the airy, uplifting sound that has become part of Mythologen’s trademark, is developed with a sacral touch. Alexander Palmestål have since the days of Pistol Disco in the early 2000’s been one step ahead of most acts in leftfield and house music and have created an own musical space to exist in – something most artist never achieve! “Church Music” consolidates Mythologen’s position as both a guardian and an innovator of modern dance music 

                Golden Bug

                Viaje A Tenderlion / Hitodoma

                  Antoine Harispurus was raised by a robot called V.I.C.T.O.R. The robot took care of little Antoine and early on he gave him music lessons and also the right equipment, for example a Roland 808. Robotic, mechanical precision became significant for Antoines music and soon he left the safety of his mothers toy store for the huge European club scene under his new pseudonym ”Golden Bug”.

                  The A-side, ”Viaje A Tenderloin” sounds like the inside of an East German military liaison in 1975 where the tabulating machines haven’t had service since the raise of the Berlin wall. On the B-side ”Hitodoma”, guest vocalist Jessica Ho is plays with her voice in a bubbly way above Golden Bugs characteristic metallic, world music influenced sounds and beats. The music would fit perfectly in a vast alien mountain landscape. In conclusion, the music on this 7” is the sound of human and robot in close symbiosis - Golden Bug is music by robot and human for robot and human. 

                  The Sonics / S.C.A.M

                  Find Myself Another Girl / Spooky

                    Big Crown Records is proud to present another tough as nails split 7”. The A Side is a killer and well sought after reissue of The Sonics “Find Myself Another Girl”. A tune that lands in one of our favorite sub genres - happy break up songs. The Sonics rip into it with a dance floor friendly drum beat covered in uplifting horn arrangements, singing the tune of someone who is relieved to be out of a relationship gone sour. A proper dance floor burner sure to be in all the soul DJ boxes. The B Side is a never before released version of the classic and often covered “Spooky”. Taken from the original master tapes and edited down to fit a 45, this is the first time this tune is seeing the light of day. Texas outfit S.C.A.M. takes the tune on a proper journey, easing into it on this 45 edit and finding their way through horn crescendos and dropping down to drums bass and rhythm guitar. An easy favorite version of the hit tune that collectors will love to get their hands on. 

                    Lively Set / The Three Dudes

                    Blues Get Off My Shoulder / I’m Begging You

                      Big Crown Records is proud to present this killer reissue split 7” of two tunes that are equally as rare as they are great. An absolute must have for the funk and soul collectors that is sure to burn up the dance floor. Side A is The Lively Set’s cover of “Blue’s Get Off Of My Shoulder” which was recorded in San Antonio, Texas in 1967 and originally released on Satin Records. It is rumored that only 10 copies have ever been found of the original, and with it changing hands in the neighborhood of $5,000, it’s a pleasure to get this side into collections and ears.

                      The backing band for this tune is none other than Mickey & The Fabulous Five, who later went on to be Mickey & The Soul Generation. With pleading vocals by frontman Buddy Washington and a heavy duty groove peppered with blaring horns and rhythm guitar this is a lo-fi bomb of a record. Side B, also by way of San Antonio, recorded in ’67, and released at the time on Satin Records, is The Three Dudes “I’m Begging You”. This write up on the history of the group and recording by way of musicologist Alex La Rotta: In a city celebrated for its Latin-infused ‘West Side Sound,’ San Antonio’s The Three Dudes — Reginald Whitaker, Lawrence Alexander, and Charles Larry Russell — were among the East Side’s lesser-known (but equally talented) black soul groups of the 1960s. The ‘dudes’ met in choir at Sam Houston High in the mid-sixties — a predominantly white school that also graduated the city’s most acclaimed pop stars, Doug Sahm and Augie Meyers of the Sir Douglas Quintet, a decade prior.

                      Sharing a mutual passion for the classic doo-wop harmonies of The Platters and The Cadillacs, they assembled a combo: Whitaker helmed lead, Alexander sang bass, and Russell carried the harmony. “Reginald had this Jerry Butler voice, and the girls just swooned,” recalled Russell. “We’d walk down the halls and sing – you know, it had that echo chamber effect – and everyone would just get quiet. We never got in trouble for being late because all the teachers were standing at the doors and smiling, too!” Honing their talent, they eventually won first place at the Student Council talent show in the fall of 1967, singing the Whitaker-penned “Sad Little Boy” — one of two songs the group recently recorded with local producer, E.J. Henke, on Satin Records. 

                      A stand out album from the MPR crew. Strongly tipped by us

                      Full spectrum double 12” from Garies - eight tracks running from bittersweet beatdown-ish bits to slow-burn electro to second wave-inspired techno, injected with funk, melody and an MPC-mindset. Garies = New Jackson (All City, Hivern) + Lumigraph (MPR, Opal Tapes). Full colour cover. Mastered by Thomas P Heckmann. Cut at Schnittstelle. Pressed at MPO. Artwork by Mel Keane.

                      Strategy goes deep into the echo chamber on "Dub Mind Paradigm", with a dread and smokers friendly set drawn fresh from ZamZam Sounds mystic well.

                      We find Paul Dickow in his element, alchemically turning a paucity of ingredients into dub gold via masterful sleight of hand and with a tactility that your speakers will surely approve of. From heartbeat-tempo pulsers, reverb-laden nodders and more mid-tempo stepper riddims, there's plenty of ride through the waves of digital dub and soundsystem sonics. RIYL: Sheriff Lindo, Andy Rantzen, Alien Dread, Adrian Sherwood etc.

                      Most recommended!


                      Epic 45

                      Through Broken Summer

                        Staffordshire’s purveyors of pastoral pop, epic 45, return after a seven-year hiatus with new album, The album is the band’s first release since 2011’s critically acclaimed album ‘Weathering’, which explored the lingering death of rural communities. Much of what has always driven epic45 still remains; the British landscape, hazy childhood memories and a sense of loss. However, as tensions across Britain have increased, epic45 have been forced to re-examine their relationship with the country in which they live. “The album is about, in part, returning to the place where we grew up from birth to our early twenties.

                        From a personal perspective, it’s sad to see the place changing; new houses, the disappearance of old landmarks etc and the sadness of our childhood homes, strangely quiet now. But on a wider scale, it’s the palpable sense of cultural and political stagnation too. It’s a very insular place now, the community more fragmented than ever before”. Atmospheric soundscapes combined with subtle electronics permeate throughout ‘Through Broken Summer’. ‘Outside’ and ‘From Quiet Houses’ are written with a sense of grandeur and astral beauty but darker moments are witnessed on tracks like ‘Other Rooms’, a glitchy, static affair. There is a calming and addictively measured beauty to ‘Through Broken Summer. ‘Hillside ‘86’, which includes a guest appearance by Antony Harding of July Skies, shimmers against a backdrop of broken beats and heavenly sonics.

                        If you’re looking for musical references, you might be able to hear the ghosts of Sarah Records, Disco Inferno, Slowdive and New Order in epic45’s ever evolving sound. It comes as no surprise to find that epic45's Ben Holton and Rob Glover grew up in a small rural village in the English Midlands. Since their debut 7" single in 1999 (which received immediate support from John Peel on Radio 1) they have released a series of widely celebrated EPs and albums, inspired by their surroundings; blissful childhood summers and the ever-changing landscape of the English countryside. 

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                        Danielson

                        Snap Outtavit

                          The most apt description of Daniel Smith's sojourn as a musician would be written in iambic pentameter, because this sojourn is as immemorial as The Pilgrim's Progress, or Paradise Regained, the son raised in a proper spiritual and musical household, who casts it all off, goes out and listens to a bunch of Syd Barrett and Don Van Vliet and similarly admirable material, is recast in the image of this highly original music, and who then returns to the fold, like in the parables. Nearer to the home fires, he is repurposed and begins to hear the profundity in the familial gospel sound, whereupon he conceives of this band, to be made up of his siblings and friends, which will reproduce this very sound of family, and his band records several albums of truly unique contemporary music, more punk than punk, more psychedelic than psychedelia, and more ecstatic and divinely inspired than a lot of the slick gospel music; he thus falls somewhere between the cracks, like a lot of truly revolutionary American composers, like Charles Ives, like Moondog, like Harry Partch, like Meredith Monk, like Sun Ra.

                          From this singular perch, Smith composes some of the most original music of the nineties and oughts, with his siblings by his side, often wearing inventive homemade costumes spun from the metaphors of the Daniel Smith cosmogony. Like in ecstatic religious poetry of another time, the new Danielson songs on Snap Outtavit, tackle the spiritual struggles of the everyday— growing older, having kids, momentarily losing hope, for which the route to salvation is music itself, the playing, the singing, the writing of music, and the listening to it as well. Daniel Smith invites you and yours onto the sojourn with him. 

                          Spiritualized

                          Fucked Up Inside

                            Following the quickly sold out limited edition milky clear coloured vinyl that was exclusively released for Record Store Day 2018 Glass Redux are pleased to announce a new vinyl pressing of Spiritualized’s “Fucked Up Inside”. This LP is pressed on heavyweight 180 gram audiophile black vinyl. Re-mastered by John Rivers at Woodbine Studios especially for vinyl release. Heavyweight 180 gram vinyl LP in an embossed and hot foil finished sleeve.

                            ‘Fucked Up Inside’ consists of live recordings made by Spiritualized at the Crest Theatre in San Diego and the Hollywood Palladium in L.A. on the nights of 19th and 21st November 1992 on the North American ‘Rollercoaster’ tour with the Jesus and Mary Chain and Curve. Released as a live album in 1993; the title is taken from a lyric on one of the songs featured on the album; ‘Medication’. Originally only available via mail order the Glass Redux LP faithfully re-creates the original sleeve design; the guitar effects pedals embossed and foil blocked. Recorded live in California, November 1992

                            John Paul

                            "No Filter"

                              "No Filter" is the rightful extension of the Sleaford Mods idea in my opinion but dont let that drive you into thinking this is some rehash. John Paul has, with the help of Rat and Steve Underwood, created a horrible account of modern forgotten england from the edge of his stool in the corner of the pub away from all the hard men he once ran with. Its the re-awakening of a mind trying to tune into truth and its brutal. His wordplay and observations are near exceptional and at some points, and like all good music, it nearly devours itself as it tells musical convention to get fucked. The music too, is so fucking crap its beautiful, like the mundane back ground music sent out from head office to all its pubs. 'No Filter" has for me in some ways pushed the envelope of the Workers Tale, the arrival into mid-life with its disgust for the old shit you did and the attitudes that came with all that. Its solid." 

                              79.5

                              Predictions

                                Attempting to pigeonhole 79.5 into something as narrow as a single genre would be an ill advised, if not impossible task. The New York City band sounds like someone spinning a radio dial with such passionate intensity that all the stations blend together into a single, transcendent, almost spiritual force. It’s disco to the beat of modern house; it’s a Supremes cover of a Cardi B banger; it’s Roland Kirk playing jazz through one saxophone, funk through another, and the most earwormy pop tune the 1970’s could muster through a third.

                                It’s an experience—one so effecting that with only a self-released 12” single in circulation, 79.5 had been written up twice in The New Yorker on the merit of their live sets alone. Their debut album Predictions is produced by Leon Michels and was recorded at The Diamond Mine in Queens the old school way, with the whole band playing the songs in one take and captured to analog tape. They released their now classic Terrorize My Heart 45 in 2016 on Big Crown Records and it solidified all the hype surrounding them. The 7” sold through the first pressing in just a few weeks and became a staple in DJ sets around the world getting spins from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Q Tip, Kenny Dope, DJ Spinna, and Just Blaze to name a few.

                                They announced their debut album via Billboard’s premiere of their newest single Boy Don’t Be Afraid which was accurately described as “Energetic and infectious...a unique, yet easy to listen to experience”. Already getting heavy spins at radio and finding it’s way into the hearts of all the listeners, the instant classic Boy Don’t Be Afraid is as bandleader Kate Mattison describes, “a sweet little song about being. Being hopeful, being romantic, being brave. A romantic stance and a declaration of love through melody, in honest girl-group fashion. 

                                Ana De Silva & Phew

                                Island

                                  Shouting Out Loud! announce the release of Island, the new collaborative album from Ana da Silva (of The Raincoats) and Japanese electronic musician Phew. A bracing odyssey in industrial noise, Island is full of absorbing textures, tactile beats, and a masterfully dynamic compositional style. Each cavernous track feels like a conversation, and out of the ominous dark comes a generative hope. Ana and Phew contribute pointillist bits of spoken word in each other’s native tongues of Portuguese and Japanese, reflecting on isolation, friendship, and nature. The quotidian is made profound.

                                  A gripping mood is set by the shared stoicism and subtle playfulness of these two cult punk icons. Each song was collectively composed by both Ana and Phew, who exchanged files via email. At times, Island evokes the sinister throb of Phew’s recent Light Sleep album (which in turn recalls Suicide). Island’s logic is one of wise minimalism. There is a feeling of discovery that will be familiar to Raincoats fans—a sense of poetry and inquisitiveness, of intuition and invention, of new languages taking shape // Ana da Silva is a founding member and songwriter of the pioneering post-punk band The Raincoats.

                                  Across four daring full-length records, The Raincoats helped shape the timeless notion that punk is what you make it to be an act of raw expression, not any one sound. The Raincoats have offered creative and spiritual inspiration for several generations of artists, cited as a formative influence by Kurt Cobain, Carrie Brownstein, Bikini Kill, and Sex Pistols’ John Lydon. They set a crucial precedent for feminist work within a DIY punk context, marked all the while by Ana’s poetic lyrical style and innovative noise guitar playing.

                                  Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

                                  King Of Cowards

                                    Seven is the magic number. Indeed, not only do psychologists theorise that the human brain can only memorise a sequence of this length, but Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - the Newcastle-based maximalists whose riffs, raw power and rancour have blazed a trail across the darker quarters of the underground in the last five years - have made a second album in King Of Cowards which does its damnedest to take consciousness to its very limits. Moreover, another notable seven is dealt with here - that of the deadly sins. As vocalist and synth player Matt Baty notes “For a long time I’ve questioned how and where guilt can be used as a form of oppression. When can guilt be converted into positive action?

                                    After typing all of the lyrics up I realised I’d unwittingly referenced every one of the seven deadly sins throughout the album. That’s my fire and brimstone Catholic upbringing coming into play there!” Building on the momentum this band has built since their January 2017 debut Feed The Rats, this opus sees them entering a new phase as a sleeker and still more dangerous swineherd. The Iggy-esque drive to dementia, Sabbath-esque squalor and Motörhead-style dirt may still be present and correct, yet the songs are leaner, the long-drawn-out riff-fests sharpened into addictive hammerblows and the nihilistic dirges of yore alchemically transformed into an uplifting and inviting barrage of hedonistic abandon.

                                    “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which” So George Orwell noted at the end of a certain slim volume. King Of Cowards is nothing less than just such a metamorphosis, one in which - in a blur of primal urges and beastly physicality - this band shows us just which animals are really in charge of the farm. 

                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                    Coloured LP Info: Pink with lust coloured vinyl.

                                    At long last! We’re delighted to present a hypnotic time-capsule courtesy of Dissmentado aka Ismael Pinkler from Carisma and Kompakt collaborator, Máximo Graesse Bondino.

                                    Recorded during summer trips in Buenos Aires and spending autumn in Tromso, Norway between 2006 - 2010, Maximo and Ismael met several times during that period and used friends houses and studios to produce a long list of material, selecting later the best of it for this compilation.

                                    The tracks are long and slow, with deep and moving beats and long background sounds dedicated to warm up dreamers and after hour survivors.

                                    The elements develop their movements in a relaxed way through the tracks creating a loose feel. Every beat was played with their hands and there is no arpeggiated melodies to remind you where the ground is.

                                    The release is complemented by a beautiful artwork by the supremely talented Glasgow-based artist, Rosie McGurn 


                                    Hater

                                    Siesta

                                      Hater’s powerful vulnerability and charm has seen them rise quickly through the ranks earning kudos from NPR (Austin 100), Stereogum (Best New Bands Of 2017), The Fader, BBC6 Music, BBC Radio 1 and more. Effortless and assured, the Scandi quartet drift eloquently into well-structured and stunning melodies. Resolute in their sound, ‘Siesta’ is the perfect soundtrack for that summer romance and the inevitable break up. Heartbreak has never sounded so sweet!.

                                      Produced by Joakim Lindberg (Yast and Hey Elbow) at Studio Sickan within old railway sheds outside of Malmö Sweden. Hater tackle their personal experiences of life, love and relationships yet through their shared songwriting there's a togetherness. Synth pop earworm ‘It’s So Easy’ contrasts the slower paced 'I Wish I Gave You More Time Because I Love You' that blends beautiful sweeping sax from Inge Petersson Lindbäck. Hater “boast Marr-esque guitars and vocals reminiscent of fellow Swedes and The Concretes” (Norman Records) whilst having the pop sensibilities of The Chills, Alvvays, Snail Mail and Makthaverskan.

                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                      Coloured LP Info: Indies only Opaque yellow vinyl.

                                      The album's one of Ra's greatest from the 70s -- recorded in Italy in 1978, and featuring some incredibly otherworldly keyboards that are some of his most enigmatic on record! Original tracks from the album include "Disco 3000", an incredible workout on synthesizer, with a tiny bit of drum machine, a little "Space Is The Place" breakdown, and all of the wild sound you'd expect from a Sun Ra album -- plus more long tracks -- the sweetly soulful "Friendly Galaxy", a great soul jazz number, and "Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens", which has spooky organ, frenetic bass, and somber percussion

                                      Jesse Futerman and his ornate personality are most comfortable when collaborating and highlighting the best in people. Waterzone is the sound of such experiences. The talent of Stacey Shopsowitz (Bass), Chris Edmondson (Saxophone) and Beverly Glenn-Copeland (Voice), are introduced in turn, as if by spotlight, on "Vista", while Futerman takes back stage to lay out the foundation.

                                      Madlib

                                      Thuggin' EP W/ Freddie Gibbs

                                        RE-issue. Contains vocals, instrumentals and two bonus beats embossed artwork by Jeff Jank. Back in 2011 at the San Francisco Madlib Medicine Show tour stop, the producer announced a collaborative project with rapper Freddie Gibbs and debuted songs from this EP: "Thuggin'" and "Deep."

                                        This 6-track record on Madlib's Madlib Invazion imprint was the first taste the public heard of the duo’s soon to be released landmark full-length Piñata. For Madlib, the release with Freddie Gibbs marked another entry in an exciting series of collaborative albums that he has created with the likes of DOOM (Madvillainy), J Dilla (Jaylib) and Strong Arm Steady (In Search Of Stoney Jackson).

                                        For Gibbs, the album served as somewhat of a departure, affording the Gary, Indiana-bred, LA-based rapper a chance to stretch out over the Beat Konducta’s lush musical tapestry. Back in effect for the first time in years, the Thuggin’ EP set the stage for the pair’s incredibly successful collaborative effort that remains a best-selling release to this day. 

                                        Pete Rock & Cl Smooth

                                        The Main Ingredient

                                          We are the planters of the weeds or roses in our garden. Take the plunge within yourself to find The Main Ingredient.” So reads CL Smooth’s album dedication in the liners to Pete Rock & CL’s underrated, soulful and deeply grooving sophomore album. For fans, it was bittersweet, as it would be their last as a duo. By 1994, Pete and CL were darlings of both fans and critics, still on a high after 1992’s Mecca & The Soul Brother and the album’s emotional smash single “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.).”

                                          Two years later, they had grown even more as men and artists. Gone was some of the righteous striving of their earlier work, replaced by mature – yet still righteous – wisdom. And a lot more love as well, bringing a larger female constituency into their fanbase. They were adults now, reveling in the plateau they had reached. The duo’s ‘90s swan song is a powerful double album that still resonates with Golden Era hip-hop fans: 16 cuts deep and full of intelligence, fire and warmth. Beats-per-minute-wise, the album mostly clocks at a comfortable strutting pace, bolstered by Pete Rock’s pioneering use of filtered basslines and a recently-hatched obsession with Rhodes piano. The new tracks filled speakers and headphones with soul, as CL continued to assert his lyrical prowess all throughout.

                                          The lead single, “I Got A Love,” is a perfect example of the group’s ‘94 steez: a super-catchy and respectful, but far-from-soft love track, suitable for any rap fan’s romantic needs. “Take You There” and “Carmel City” cover similar ground. Considering CL Smooth’s top-level brag rapper status, cuts like “I Get Physical,” “Get On The Mic” and “Check It Out” effectively reminded competitors not to test him. Pete also gets in the game on the mic several times on the album, acquitting himself nicely (and solo) on the cloudy day soul of “Escape,” alongside other cuts. Add more pensive lyrical forays like “All The Places,” “Searching,” and – perhaps the album’s sleeper cut – “It’s On You” and you have one of the more complete rap full-lengths of the mid-1990s. This isn’t surprising, considering the wonder twins-esque skills of Pete and CL. But it does make fans wonder what would have happened if they had stayed together longer. 

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                                          2xColoured LP Info: Clear vinyl.

                                          Consumer Electronics

                                          The Weight / Hostility Blues

                                            Two all-new studio tracks by the experimental electronic trio of Philip Best, Sarah Froelich and producer Russell Haswell. Limited edition ‘album-style’ picture sleeve with printed card inner sleeve containing full lyrics to both tracks. It’s late 2018. President’s Health Club, USA. Time to plot a hazy progress from Al’s Spa Tub Motel to the Free Speech Cafe before termination at Pilgrim Drugs. Sahara Sue’s been diagnosed with ‘Closing Down Syndrome’ and has retreated ghost-like to a queasy mirage of bleached-out condos and multi-lane freeways basking under great wheels of light.

                                            Long hours in dim warehouses scanning shelves and trying not to notice the declining shadow or gathering rot on display. Airless back rooms piled high with stacks of handwritten pages, academic journals and unfathomable tracts - ‘Human Remains Index,’ ‘Keep Christ in Chains,’ ‘Mortuary Therapy Explained.’ Outside the use-of-force team waits primed. She remembers a childhood visit to Atmosphere, the highest restaurant in the world, maybe from up there she did, in fact, look down and see a plan to it all. How blessed and fragile and perfectly planned everything truly was. The floor tips down and away. For the Jane and John Does. PB / Austin, TX 2018

                                            Sudden Infant

                                            Buddhist Nihilism

                                              SUDDEN INFANT is a Swiss Industrial-Dada-Noise-Rock band based in Berlin. Their 2014 album „Wölfli’s Nightmare“ on Voodoo Rhythm Records was produced by Roli Mosimann (Swans, The Young Gods, Wiseblood) and was very well received by critics and audiences. In the past Sudden Infant toured with Sleaford Mods and played alongside Wolf Eyes, Ben Frost, Merzbow, Derek Bailey, Jim O'Rourke, Thurston Moore and many others. The brand new 2018 album „Buddhist Nihilism“ coming in August on Harbinger Sound (Harbinger189) will consolidate the bands ability for bizarre and intense compositions full of left field humor, powerful rhythms and twisted structures.

                                              Brilliantly mixed and mastered by Martin Siewert (Radian) in his Vienna studio. „Buddhist Nihilism, the new Sudden Infant album is a real fistful of sturm und drang, a real departure for the band. The new record leaves some of the noise and industrial elements behind and sees the band streamlining its approach. The barebones, minimal throb recalls fellow travelers The Ex and Suicide, with your somewhat unstable downstairs neighbor screaming at the daily horrors flashing on the television screen.“


                                              Muscle Barbie

                                              Muscle Barbie

                                                "Vicious, thumping, rough and readsy UK82 snot punk. Angry, inspired and catchy as hell " - Sig Vishnu ( Heavy Metal ) Berlin punk bands debut album. Rumour says featuring folks from Heavy Metal amongst other gutter celebs from Berlin's less cool quarters.

                                                Very limited. Very ugly


                                                "Mang Dynasty are the collective force of Bill Brewster and Ray Mang. Both should need no introduction! Together they combine to form the mighty Mang Dynasty, and deliver 'Crash the Box' - a riot of afrobeat, house and disco stylings, laced expertly with horn stabs and vocal chops, guaranteed to light up any club or festival stage.


                                                On the remixes are two exciting up and coming producers currently making waves:

                                                Lord Leopard offers a chunky, abstract bumping house version that's good for the floor.
                                                Tee Mango takes a loopy disco excursion, with squelchy synth stabs and party starting vocal."

                                                Johnny Moped

                                                Motorhead / City Kids - Picture Disc Edition

                                                  **Cover of classic Motorhead 7”** We asked a few of the bands we've worked with over the years to come up with a cover version of one of their favourite 7" singles. The interesting thing is that they also had to do the original b-side as well. That made it a lot trickier and a few fell by the wayside but we've ended up with a great set of seven singles.

                                                  Sneers

                                                  Heaven Will Rescue Us, We’re The Scum, We’re In The Sun

                                                    For fan of: SWANS, The Birthday Party, Einsturzende Neubauten Started in late 2012 in Berlin, Sneers, is a two-piece music project formed by songwriter guitarist M.G. Blaankart and drummer Leonardo O. Stefenelli.“Heaven Will Rescue Us, We’re the Scum, We’re in the Sun” is SNEERS third album, recorded in Berlin in the long cold winter months of January / February 2018 with the studio collaboration of Kristof Hahn from SWANS at the lap steel guitar. Songs were composed by M.G. Blaankart on acoustic guitar and she describes the record as an anthropocentric exploration of heaven and hell with the weapons of haunting lyricism, irrationality and intensity. 

                                                    Thee Headcoats

                                                    In Tweed We Trust

                                                      Thee Headcoats were mainly Billy Childish (Git/Vox) Bruce Brand (Drums) and Johnny Johnson (bass), they formed in 1989 after Billy's previous band Thee Mighty Caesers gave up the ghost. By 1992 they had already released something like 6 albums and 15 singles.Lots more releases followed including this great LP In Tweed We Trust originally released in 1996, the follow up to the equally great Conundrum. Thee Headcoats carried on touring and releasing records in every corner of the world until mid 2000 when they called it a day. During the '90's I must have seen them 60 times, I even went over to Japan with them in 1993. There was something really natural about them, no bullshit. We did the 'We hate The Fuckin' NME' single after NME journo Johnny Cigarettes walked out of their gig in Archway after insisting that he should get in for free as he was from the NME and then reviewing Thee Headcoatees by saying their was no girls in the band (he left before they came onstage!!). 

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                                                      Coloured LP Info: Limited Lp Pressing On Duck Egg Blue Vinyl To Match The Cover

                                                      Lightmen Plus One

                                                      Fancy Pants

                                                        Revolutionary, spiritual jazz from the unlikely city of Houston, Texas, reissued for the first time. Drummer, bandleader and activist Bubbha Thomas had toured America with R&B revues, served as a session musician for Peacock and Back Beat Records, and played straight ahead jazz with legends before the political and social upheaval of the late 1960s led him to a path first charted by Coltrane.

                                                        Fancy Pants is his second album with his Lightmen band and, like the deep-set, maverick jazz issued by the likes of Tribe and Strata East, is amongst the best of the 1970s jazz underground, a collective voice of resistance to the musical and cultural status quo. 

                                                        Alexander Lay-Far, one of the most prolific and in demand music producers in Russia, is about to release his long-awaited 3rd studio album "War is Over"! Deeply personal, honest, emotional and uncompromising album boasts the exciting collaborations with the likes of Stee Downes, Jesse Futerman, Pete Simpson, Riddim Research Lab, Phil Gerus, Andy Compton and Recloose.
                                                        After a slew of successful releases on the ever so great Local Talk, Leng Records, G.A.M.M., Razor N Tape, BBE among handful other labels, Lay-Far is releasing a 100% DIY product on his own imprint In-Beat-Ween Music.

                                                        The result of "War Is Over" - is the profound revaluation of personal and music experience, the reflection of the rich tapestry of cultures and influences woven together and defining Lay-Far's artistic journey: Chinese roots and Russian mentality, B-boy past and exploration of Dub, fascination with Post-Punk and UK Hardcore, passion for House and Broken beat, Old School Hip-Hop and Soviet Jazz Funk. This time Lay-Far surpasses the expectations, creating a multi-layered yet integral album where edges between genres and scenes are consciously blurred. A gem of "modern fusion" as Motor City Drum Ensemble best described it!

                                                        “War Is Over" brings to the forefront the laconic arrangements, extensive use of space and special attention to the sound texture, while retaining Lay-Far's trademark warmth and roughness, knack for perfect grooves, variety of rhythms, melodicism and overall funkiness. Crammed with quotes, allusions and hidden "Easter eggs", it will keep the die-hard fans busy till the next album is out.

                                                        It is an exciting and dynamic music journey, where uplifting and life-affirming dance numbers (PPL LV and Sweet Mess) go hand in hand with socio-political commentaries (Decentralized Spiritual Autonomy, Market Economy VS Culture), conscious and spiritual messages (Be The Change, Forgiveness Is Bliss), crossover dance-floor bangers (Blow My Mind, The Pressure - The Release), personal accounts of emotional struggle (Never Good Enough For You, Over), dubbed out aural explorations (Draw The Curtains) and thoughts about eternal (Vast and Infinite, Sirius Rising). Add here a pinch of irony and you have a body of work that will appeal to both the discerning fans and new audience alike!

                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                        Sil says: Lay-Far shows his long eclectic tentacles on this long-awaited LP. Although the man is heavily known for his superb disco edits on equally superb labels like GAMM, here he departs from it a bit and gears up things up a notch towards the house field. However, do not despair folks because the soul has not been left behind. He joins efforts with some collaborations giving the whole a more album feel. Not bad at all.

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                                                        Coloured LP Info: Limited White LP

                                                        Field Works

                                                        Metaphonics: The Complete Field Works Recordings

                                                          Features new, exclusive recordings by Stuart Hyatt, Dan Deacon, Juana Molina, The Field, Pantha du Prince, Eluvium, Dntel, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Gazelle Twin, Visible Cloaks, The Album Leaf, Loscil, Matmos, Rafiq Bhatia, Paul de Jong, Julien Marchal, Mary Lattimore, Lali Puna, Lusine, B. Fleischmann, William Tyler, Nick Zammuto, Lullatone, Benoit Pioulard, Luke Abbott, Marcus Fischer, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Greg Davis, Player Piano, Prototokyo, Daring Ear, Enrique Ramirez, and Forrest Lewinger. //

                                                          Metaphonics: The Complete Field Works Recordings is a sprawling anthology of site-responsive music, imagery, and original text, spanning 7 vinyl LPs and a hardbound book. Inspired by Stuart Hyatt’s audio field recordings, musicians from around the world have contributed complex sonic narratives under the Field Works banner. Each album begins with Hyatt’s samples and soundscapes from a particular time and location, weaving them into musical phrases and ultimately into song cycles intended to give the listener a heightened and more nuanced sense of place. 

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                                                          Box set Info: Super-deluxe 7xLP box set w/ 280-page hardbound book

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                                                          The Shifters

                                                          Have A Cunning Plan

                                                            After two 7”singles and a demo cassette (recently pressed to wax), Melbourne quintet The Shifters ¬finally unveil their ¬first, proper full-length album "Have a Cunning Plan". Recorded at (Australian legend) Al Montfort of Total Control/Terry’s home studio, “Have A Cunning Plan” ups the ¬fidelity a bit, tempering the up-front crunch of their previous demo/LP. The sonic space suits the band, allowing the unpretentious complexity of the songs & lyrics to generate the “oomph” rather than bludgeoning the listener with treble and feedback.

                                                            The album showcases ten new tracks by the band at their best; scrappy, self-destructive, stumbling and brilliant pop music that seems tossed off or nonchalant on the surface but is rife with rewards upon further listening. Early album bangers like “Molasses” and the first single “Work/Life, Gym Etc” are instant earworms, (as are “Straight Lines” & “Pyramid Scheme”, the latter reworked from a recent 7”) but it’s the simple-yet-sophisticated songcraft of tunes like “How Long?” or the languid strum of “Andrew Bolt” that are heavy on mood and are vehicles for vocalist/guitarist Miles Jansen’s erudite lyrics that simultaneously celebrate and decry the banality of life, while also tackling larger issues of colonialism conservatism’s effects on society at large.

                                                            On the surface, there’s no denying the band owe a heavy debt to The Fall, but whatever seeds were planted by the late, great Mark E. Smith, have gestated into an animal all their own. “Have A Cunning Plan” aims to take them towards a greater plane. 

                                                            Ce Ce Rogers' spine tingling, seminal hit 'Someday' gets a much-welcomed official remastered, reissue 31 years after it first took the scene by storm.

                                                            Produced by Chicago's master, Marshall Jefferson, every element is unmistakable - from the dynamic bass and sweeping flutes that set the scene for that instantly recognisable piano riff, to the raw soulful beauty of Rogers' vocals. 'Someday' is a record that truly captures the euphoric, loving nature of the early house music scene - epitomising a timeless spirit and hope for future harmony within society.

                                                            Often cited as one of the greatest dance records of all time, it's influence is clear to be seen from the sheer number of covers and records that have since sampled it. An indisputable masterpiece, complete with dub mix and accainstrumental versions, this is an essential 12" for any record collector out there - house head or not you want and need this.

                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Sil says: Marshall Jefferson quintessential house anthem gets the reissue it deserves and yes folks, it sounds phenomenal. The sound is crisp and groovy. This is a track that was (badly) copied by many but also it served as solid inspiration to others to explore new avenues of production. Absolutely essential. So happy to see this reissued and with such good sound quality.

                                                            Razor n Tape plough on, producing solid collections of edits with the listener in mind at all times. Classy and fruitful on the dancefloor. 

                                                            On this instalment you get four electrifying edits from London & Paris based Mytron & Ofofo on the unstoppable Razor-N-Tape. 'Beach Buggy' goes full throttle from the get go with a conga fuelled, disco jam before the clock strikes twelve and 'Midnight Drive' offers up a low slung, late-night boogie cruise.

                                                            On the flip side dreamy chords, soulful sweet nothings and synthesizer swells are the order of the day for 'Eli's Coming', leaving 'Capricorn' to close out the e.p. with a bass heavy, intergalactic chugger. Razor-N-Tape can do no wrong - snap up on sight! Top quality and they do not get repressed. 

                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Sil says: I can say confidently that this is one of my favourite re-edit labels. The quality just gets better with every release. They offer you variety and originality going the extra mile to unearth diamonds you do not find anywhere else - or at least you do not have to pay an extortionate price for it. You get a selection of masterfully crafted edits that range from straight disco to more psychedelic off the beaten track rarities. Do not miss out on this one.

                                                            Sobrenadar

                                                            Y

                                                              Sobrenadar is the solo project of Buenos Aires-based Paula García and translates as supernatant – essentially floating on the surface of a liquid – the perfect description of the music she has been making since 2006. Inspired by “soundtracks, music of past times, ’70s, ’80s, ambient, downtempo, Air, Boards Of Canada, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Grouper”, her mix of reverby beats, electronica, guitars and vocals are like a deep-sea dreampop.Following her guest appearance on Jefre Cantu-Ledesma’s album On The Echoing Green, this is Sobrenadar’s first international release. It is called y (and) because it combines her two most recent self-released EPs, Dromer and Habita – and follows a succession of singles and remixes by Slowdive, Gwenno, XAM (Hookworms) and Mark Peters. 

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                                                              Coloured LP Info: Randomly Selected Aqua / Orange vinyl.

                                                              Brocker Way

                                                              Wild Wild Country : Original Music From The Netflix Documentary Series

                                                                "To describe Wild Wild Country as jaw-dropping is to understate the number of times my mouth gaped while watching the series..." The Atlantic // Wild Wild Country by Brocker Way features 15 tracks from the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary series. Way also scored the film The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014) staring Kurt Russell and #TAKEMEANYWHERE (2018) starring and directed by Shia LaBeouf.

                                                                Working closely with his brothers and a skilled technical team including mix engineers Joey Waronker (Atoms for Peace, David Byrne, Beck, R.E.M.) and Tom Biller (Kanye West, Jon Brion, Kate Nash), and percussionist Neal Morgan (Joanna Newsom, Bill Callahan), Brocker Way’s original score for the Netflix docuseries Wild Wild Country is meant to reflect the outlook of each of the show’s interviewees rather than simply emphasizing their outward idiosyncrasies. Such an approach invites the listener to inhabit the myriad personalities and situations in the show from a virtual first-person perspective, sculpting a deeply empathic auditory experience capable of standing on its own as an album.

                                                                In Way’s words “This kind of music gives us an idea as to the motives of each talking head, without actually scoring the motives of the character, and hopefully entices us as the audience to take the journey with them. When the Rajneeshees are building their town, you get to feel that and be right there with them. When Dave Fronmeyer is building his case, you get to feel the nobility he saw in his cause, and we hope to put you right in the room with him when he’s doing it. When a city inspector has to go onto the ranch you can feel the fear as you sit in the car with him. That’s the goal anyway.” 

                                                                Paul McCartney

                                                                Egypt Station

                                                                  Sharing a title with one of Paul’s own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013’s international chart-topping NEW. Preceded by two of its tracks just released as double A-sides--plaintive ballad “I Don’t Know” and raucous stomper “Come On To Me”—Egypt Station was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex, and produced (with the exception of one Ryan Tedder track) by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters). Egypt Station’s 14 songs combine to convey a unique travelogue vibe. Between the opening and closing instrumentals “Station I” and “Station II,” each song finds Paul capturing a place or moment before transporting the listener seamlessly to the next destination. Stops along the way include an acoustic meditation on present day contentedness (“Happy With You”), a timeless anthem that would fit on virtually any album of any McCartney era (“People Want Peace”), and an epic multi-movement closer clocking in at seven minutes with a song suite structure harkening back to the days of Paul’s previous combos (“Despite Repeated Warnings”). The result is a kaleidoscopic journey through myriad musical locales and eras, yet firmly rooted in the here and now--with Paul’s singular unmistakable melodic and lyrical sensibility serving as a guide. 

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                                                                  2xDeluxe LP Info: Deluxe 2LP set - 2 x heavyweight black vinyl, triple fold sleeve, printed inner bags.

                                                                  2xDeluxe LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                  2xLP Info: Standard double vinyl.

                                                                  JEFF The Brotherhood

                                                                  Magick Songs

                                                                    JEFF The Brotherhood is an art project started by brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall in 2002 in a basement in Nashville, TN.

                                                                    Their musical works are influenced by many types of music including krautrock, jazz, black metal, and the avant garde. Over the last decade their art has taken them all over the world including Hawaii, New Zealand and Russia. Their latest offering “Magick Songs” is a music album that marks a departure from previous styles the group has worked in.

                                                                    Elements of 80’s Japanese experimental music meld with Indonesian Gamelan forms, clever improvisation and abundant hand percussion and synthesizer. The majority of the compositions were written in collaboration with Kunal Prakash (Viva L’American Death Ray Music/Quintron’s Weather Warlock Band) and Jack Lawrence (The Greenhornes/Raconteurs/The Dead Weather), and also feature a host of guest collaborations including vocals by Jenna Moynihan (Daddy Issues/Fever Blush) and saxophone and clarinet by Reece Lazarus (Bully). 

                                                                    Lilly Among Clouds

                                                                    Aerial Perspective

                                                                      When Lilly sits down at the piano she writes big pop tunes. Majestic songs full of beauty and harmony; pretty rare ones which almost instantly create a lump in your throat. Songs like a collage - open, diverse and dramatically shaped in the true sense of the word. She creates a warm & deep space out of vibrant beats, compelling sounds and atmospheric guitars always allowing her voice to shine in a golden light. And what a unique voice that is! This is widescreen pop, it is self-awareness at the same time as it is self-doubt. And obviously there is a certain quality in here which makes her sound like anything but a girl from a South-German backwater.

                                                                      Screaming Trees

                                                                      Sweet Oblivion - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                        This was Screaming Trees sixth studio album, originally released on September 8, 1992. The recording was the band's highest landmark in terms of album sales, and was the closest they came to ever achieving mainstream success. Features the band’s biggest hit “Nearly Lost You” which also featured on the 'Singles' film soundtrack. 

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                                                                        LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                        Primal Scream

                                                                        Give Out But Don't Give Up - The Original Memphis Recordings

                                                                          Audiobooks

                                                                          Now (In A Minute)

                                                                            If you’re going to call your band audiobooks, you’d better have some good stories to tell. Stories that should move you and ones to make you move. Stories about real life and surreal life and all that weirdness that you just glimpsed out of the corner of your eye.

                                                                            Luckily for you, audiobooks really do. The London based duo have developed a unique ability to conjure up magical aural snapshots that wallop you like bong hits. Each of their discombobulating observations comes stretched out over a series of discomfiting oscillations, like messages from the spirit world or pulp fictions found in a box at the end of your road or a crackling pop broadcast from a far away galaxy;

                                                                            Out there, across the wavelengths or in the musty pages of their books, there’s a girl who’s lost in lust, sat eating mussels on a South Wales beach; there’s an alcohol-fuelled vision of Hell as a family melts down in an airport departure lounge and there’s a carsick dog in the back of your Grandma Jimmy’s car. There’s womanly blood flowing and there’s friends in your bubble bath and there’s some very large pinches of hot salt.

                                                                            So who’s telling these stories? Who are the people writing these audiobooks?

                                                                            On the face of it, Evangeline Ling - a 21 year old art student and musician from Wimbledon - and David Wrench - one of the most in demand mixers and producers in modern music, a sometime cohort of Julian Cope and former denizen of North Wales – might seem an unlikely pairing. Yet a chance encounter at a mutual friend’s party just one week after David had moved south to the capital very quickly led to an experimental studio session that’s been going on ever since.

                                                                            Evangeline: “I’d found myself writing these odd stories as text messages on my phone. They were too short to be proper stories… they were fragments. I’d told David about them when we met and he said, ‘Come into the studio and let’s put them to music.’” David: “It was so perfect – this incredible text message…” Evangeline: “The next day, we started making music. We realised pretty much immediately that what we were doing might just connect. I’m not a technically minded person, musically – David is – but we kind of synced in because we bonded as human beings. We just met and connected; I immediately trusted David. We didn’t really chat about who we are…” David: “Neither of us are any good at small talk so we just got working and it was crazily fast, everything about it. We’ve never spent more than an hour on a track. We go in, we improvise and we either keep it or we don’t. There might be a bit of editing the next day but the creation is done incredibly quickly.” Evangeline: “We’d work on a track and then we’d just sit and do nothing. He’d work on a mix for someone or play some records, I’d have a nap or paint or draw…” David: “The second time Evangeline turned up at the studio she arrived in her pyjamas. She’d come all the way from Wimbledon to east London in a pair of Batman pyjamas.” Evangeline: “I hadn’t slept all night, I’d just had this crazy adrenaline. I knew we were doing something really special and I couldn’t wait to get there. I didn’t have any clean clothes so I just thought, ‘Sod this, I’ve got to go’.”

                                                                            Stories about audiobooks are as fantastical as the ones they’ve set to music, whether it’s crossing London in bed wear, misheard lyrics accidentally creating perma-tanned Welsh women (Swansea’s “Orange Gina” was once innocently a can of the famous French fizzy pop) or the fact they bonded over a mutual frustration with people who hoard as much as they did shared taste in music.

                                                                            From their first meeting, Evangeline and David’s friendship has been influenced by the records they flipped through in his newly set up studio in Old Street. Very quickly, the pair found inspiration in music by artists as diverse as Bauhaus, Aphrodite’s Child, Marilyn Manson, Michael Jackson, Flower Traveling Band, the Fall, Faust, Tropicalia and Dory Previn.

                                                                            Evangeline: “Dory frickin Previn, man.” David: “Her record Mythical Kings and Iguanas is an incredible piece of work; she really was a genius. Lyrically, that’s maybe the closest link to audiobooks.”

                                                                            If the bracingly honest and often troubled words of Previn helped influence Evangeline’s stories, the music they’re set to comes from an entirely different place. Having developed a kind of psychic musical response to Evangeline’s surrealist texts, David set about soundtracking the weird worlds she was delivering on a daily basis. Much of the resulting music – at times odd, beautiful, unique, hilarious, disquieting, pensive, hypnotic, open, free – is collected together on Now, in a minute! – the mind-bending follow up to the head-turning four track Gothenburg EP and the duo’s first full length album.

                                                                            Like the band themselves, Now, in a minute! doesn’t do the things that you’d expect. While opener Mother Hen might be a modernist nursery rhyme sat atop skittering proggy electronics, the dual vocals on the tracks Hot Salt and Friends in the Bubble Bath perfectly channel the conflict and contradiction of Don’t You Want Me into something ultra-modern and almost ludicrously addictive. Elsewhere, the primal, gothic drone of Womanly Blood sits like a brooding weather condition until it rips apart thanks to some heavy percussive artillery from Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa (the only other contributor to the record) and Dance Your Life Away sounds like the soundtrack to the kind of inhibition free moonlight voodoo party that you wish your mates had invited you at Glastonbury last year.

                                                                            David: “With that track particularly, we wanted to emulate that thing Michael Jackson did where he uses sounds really rhythmically to inject an incredible energy into his music… I love it when vocals become their own thing that can’t really be written down.” Evangeline: “And we were listening to a lot of Marilyn Manson in the studio. I find the way he sings very rhythmically really inspiring.”

                                                                            A band that takes its cues from the King of Pop and the Antichrist Superstar, creates music in daily automatic writing sessions and rides the neon ley lines that connect of the North Wales coast to the psycho-bustle of after hours London are clearly on a very singular path to greatness – a path they’re already someway down, having taken their first footsteps out of the studio and onto the stage for a handful of truly mesmerizing live shows.

                                                                            Time, then, to welcome these strange superheroes - this inhuman league - into your life. You might not know it yet but the story is already written. It says audiobooks are your new favourite band.

                                                                            Two Medicine

                                                                            Astropsychosis

                                                                              “I’d always wanted Midlake to experiment more with the arrangements, or to get more into psychedelic textures,” says Paul Alexander, the bassist from Denton’s prog-folk voyagers. Those ambitions are fulfilled on Astropsychosis, Alexander’s debut album as Two Medicine, released via Bella Union in November. Richly ambitious in its sonic colour and conceptual reach, Astropsychosis is an album of luminous space and mindful grace, its depths and details coaxed into orbit with the lightness of an artist in his element.

                                                                              As Paul explains, one key to its secrets lies in the project name’s nod to a national park in Montana: “Two Medicine is a majestic place, without spoil. The land was ceded to the nation by the Blackfeet tribe. They were likely coerced into the deal, like most of the tribes who gave away their land. It is wild, humbling and probably collateral for the nation’s debt, where an inevitable capitulation looms. Beyond its geographical location, to me, the name Two Medicine represents a summation of this irony, whether created or inherited by the people of the United States.”

                                                                              Hints of these thoughts emerge on “SF”, where mellifluous chimes, multi-tracked chorales, warm keys and a dream-pop bass-line provide warm bedding for a lamentation of something lost, the cost of such suggested in deathly images. If it seems like an enquiry into the high price of spiritual neglect, such is Paul’s intent: “One of the central themes is material and spiritual consequence, for myself, the US, and the world as a whole.”

                                                                              “Oblivion” picks up the thread of dread with its haunted harps and misty vocals framing references to sacred summonings and bloodied swords. Sunshine keys and dreamy rhythms counterpoint reflections on darkening times in “Will Not”, while “Gold” is a glistening beauty, laced with rays of hope; “An Eye for an I”, meanwhile, revisits themes of consequence over sci-fi synths and a scudding space-pop bassline.

                                                                              While the title-track sees the crimes of an unnamed “dope” held to account, the dreamier “Kuopio” points to mindful ways of living, humbled before nature and open to mystery. If hope is suggested therein, it’s a theme revisited on “tmrw”, which steers the album full circle: from its opening reflections on things past, to a tentative glance at the future. “Tomorrow,” Paul asks, “what then?”

                                                                              Alexander began facing his future in January 2016, after a year-long break from music following Midlake’s tour for 2013’s Antiphon. “I wanted to find out if I could write songs and if I could sing them – basically, whether or not I could make an album on my own,” he asks. Over 15 months of writing, arranging and recording (in Midlake’s old studio in Denton), he got his answer. From the early reference points of Pet Sounds, dream-pop and pre–Dark Side of the Moon-era Pink Floyd, Astropsychosis blossomed into a very modern exploration of sound and psychedelia, bright on top and burning with purpose below.

                                                                              The journey was not taken alone. Eric Nichelson (now the owner of Midlake’s old studio) offered friendship during what Alexander calls a “challenging and sometimes gruelling period”; he also contributed electric guitar to two songs. Jesse Chandler (Midlake/Mercury Rev) brought flute and bass clarinet to two cuts; Evan Jacobs added keys to one song; Matt Pence played drums.

                                                                              As for tomorrow, what then? Two Medicine will tour as a duo, vocalist Aimee Adams making up the numbers. Meanwhile, Astropsychosis awaits, its hidden depths accumulating from its title downward. “I’m afraid I will have to leave the listener to interpret the album title,” says Paul. Time spent unfolding its enigmas is, we’d argue, time well spent.

                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                              Coloured LP Info: Green vinyl.

                                                                              Television

                                                                              Marquee Moon (Deluxe Audio)

                                                                                Television are pleased to announce ‘Marquee Moon (Deluxe Audio)’. The legendary band Television were part of the ’70s New York City underground rock scene, where they were among the first bands to play the punk rock and new wave venue CBGB. Richard Hell left the band in 1975 before the recording of Marquee Moon to be replaced by Fred Smith.

                                                                                Marquee Moon was released to widespread critical acclaim in February 1977 and has since been viewed as one of the greatest albums of all time and continues to open eyes to the ways the Verlaine and Lloyd utilised electric guitar creatively within punk rock.

                                                                                Marquee Moon 2LP deluxe vinyl will be released on 5th October on blue vinyl with the original album plus an additional LP of bonus tracks that featured on the 2003 remastered CD.

                                                                                Richard Ashcroft

                                                                                Natural Rebel

                                                                                  As the frontman for the epic British drone-pop band The Verve, Richard Ashcroft proved himself the spiritual descendant of rock & roll icons like Mick Jagger and Jim Morrison - rivetingly charismatic, menacingly serpentine, and possessed of an almost shamanic intensity, he embraced and articulated the anthemic fervor of rock music with a power and eloquence unparalleled by any of his contemporaries.

                                                                                  Featuring ten new songs, all of which were written by Ashcroft, ‘Natural Rebel’ was produced by the singer-songwriter alongside Jon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush) and Emre Ramazanoglu, Bobby Gillespie). The majority of its recording took place at State of the Ark Studios in Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker, Tileyard Studios and Hoxa HQ.

                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                  Coloured LP Info: RSD stores exclusive Orange vinyl edition.

                                                                                  LP Info: Black vinyl edition.

                                                                                  Utopia Records uncovers the work of Alex Kassian the Kyoto born Berlin based producer and DJ whose work as Opal Sunn and Al Kassian has been turning heads and shifting feet in recent times.
                                                                                  Over the last decade Kassian hosted word of mouth dances in London and Berlin where he gained a reputation as one of Europe's most promising artists.
                                                                                  Kassian's recent output has been primarily composing scores for contemporary dance and theatre in Berlin, an approach he brings here to this 6 track EP 'Hidden Tropics'.

                                                                                  Kassian inspired by other Utopia Records artists such as Lars Bartkuhn and Vangelis Katsoulis delves deeper into his compositional scope for a sound that joins the dots between ambient, world music to spiritual house in parts inspired by his homeland of Japan as heard on 'Bells of Ukyo' and the 80's Sakamoto-esque 'Olson Waters'.
                                                                                  The title track is a breakthrough in contemporary house music, sure to be picked up on by the tastemakers from New York to Johannesburg to Berlin to Amsterdam to Tokyo and beyond.

                                                                                  Cover image of 'Tsuwaono Sagimai' by Makoto Furukawa, Shimane, Japan.

                                                                                  Gamm carries on with their crusade to bring you masterful edits to your decks. This is no exception with Lay-Far returning to GAMM with three slices of jazzy disco numbers that got joyful, happy  dancing written all over them. Smile inducing and ridden with good feelings, this is positive disco vibes filled with jolly lyrics to brighten your cloudy days. 
                                                                                  This time he has carefully selected his favourite disco, jazz-funk and fusion tracks from Herbie Mann (Etagui), FSB (Morning) and Mass Production (Cosmic Lust) that were just asking for that special Moscow edit touch.
                                                                                  By the time a label reaches reference 126 you know you are greeted with quality when you acquire a copy. Here you are getting gentle perfection that willl produce results both in the bar club or at home. Lovely, solid and effective as always. 



                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Sil says: Lay-Far is applying his skills to three gorgeous jazz-funk disco killers and doing what I like most... extending the break and cutting down certain cheesy parts. Making these tracks great again! Pure unadultered GAMM quality as we are well used to. Get it!

                                                                                  Placebo

                                                                                  Placebo

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

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

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

                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                    Coloured LP Info: 180 gram on limited edition white vinyl

                                                                                    Placebo

                                                                                    1973

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

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

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

                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                      Coloured LP Info: 180 gram on limited edition white vinyl

                                                                                      Placebo

                                                                                      Ball Of Eyes

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

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

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

                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                        Coloured LP Info: 180 gram on limited edition white vinyl

                                                                                        For the 8th release in OYE's excellent series, they've invited another crazy motherfunker from the other side of the ocean.
                                                                                        DJ Gene aka Gene 'G-Spot' Siewing besides being a crazy scratcher on the 1's & 2's and a brilliant radio show host for the 'Liquid Love' show on Cashmere Radio, he's also a lifelong friend of Delfonic and Oye Records. Gene presents a batch of classic disco Re-edits, plus a lovely spoken-word introduction by the man himself. Feeeeeeeeeeel his pleasure and never forget:
                                                                                        If we can dance together, we can live together. And don't let nobody tell you different. Enjoy! .

                                                                                        Al Zanders & Sheyi

                                                                                        Get It Together

                                                                                        Al Zanders keeps us tight around the trousers with another plump selection of bulging house goodness - delivered via his own A To Z label!! Apparently born out a chance meeting with Phil Asher at Notting Hill Records & Tape Exchange (who promptly loaded him up with a bucket load of West London house music...), and teaming up this time with vocalist Sheyi for a one-off foray into broken beat territory. Record opener, "Get It Together" possesses all the spark and flair of a lost BITA nugget with its gliding keys, tight syncopation and moody approach. "Satisfy" is equally moody, with Sheyi laying down a poised lyrical smattering over a skeletal electronic canvas. Powerful and smoldering, yet accessible and with mainstream appeal, I could easily see this gaining momentum through chart plays and spotify and could easily be your big money hit at the next Cholrton bar disco....Finally, Al gives us a tasty AF dub of the lead, in true W11 stylee. Specifically made for IG Culture's radio show it closes off the EP in fine form.




                                                                                        Chicago's Beau Wanzer returns to the label with his signature sound of crunched out bizarro electronics. BEAST ALERT..TIP!

                                                                                        Unmistakenly, Wanzer has carved his own niche through the years as this ep rightly reflects the vast range of styles he works in. From the hypnotic head nod of Wick Hunny to the juicy back alley electro wave of The Grim Whim or the nasty metallic stomp of He Spilled my Drink we get Wanzer in top freak form, mangling the drum machines and pushing the synths to the edge. A welcome return to say the least.

                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                        12" Info: comes with a huge 22x28 newprint poster in japanese sealed poly sleeve

                                                                                        Black Merlin

                                                                                        Oba Enka EP

                                                                                        George Thompson aka Black Merlin is joining the family of Mannequin Records with this insane EP for the Death of the Machines, the serie dedicated to new artists ready to smash the dancefloor. 3-tracks strongly permeated by drones'n'noises, EBM basslines and a 4/4 straight tecnoish kick drum. Mega 

                                                                                        Swedish synth botherer and established purveyor of the 'smooth-groove' revival returns with another brilliantly realised and effortlessly enticing EP for the ever-essential FASAAN

                                                                                        The evident fascination with the early 80's audio palette is present and correct, but this is homage done with a knowing 20th century something, which means this extended player distills things into a perfectly chilled glass of cocktail and beach bar delights as pastel slacked Donald Fagen hangs with Jan Hammer, who both buy a round for Loose Ends, while house-band Level 42 tune up across the bay.

                                                                                        A little late for Summer maybe, but no doubt these will still be at the front of the Balearic record bag next year too !

                                                                                        The brilliant DOMENIQUE DUMONT's second long player for Antinote Paris. TIP!
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                                                                                        August 2018: It’s already been three years since Domenique Dumont made its entrance in the music world with a debut EP named Comme Ca. Despite a seemingly very quiet musical activity (the opening song to Antinote’s compilation Five Years Of Loving Notes was the only song released by the band in 3 years) a few things have changed in-between these two summers: Domenique Dumont is no more the mysterious lone French producer we introduced last time but a Latvian duo, Arturs Liepins and Anete Stuce, which has been collaborating with “an enigmatic French artist whose existence cannot be confirmed nor denied” (sorry, but it sounds like there’s still some mystery in the air, and, again, we’re just as clueless as you might be), the duo have been touring live and, most importantly, they kept on broadening their musical palette experimenting in a definitely pop field. Eight of these experiments are now tied together in Miniatures de Auto Rhythm.

                                                                                        The record probably begins where Comme Ca ended: frantic but light drum programing backbones a solar and slightly melancholic melody on Le Début De La Fin (“the beginning of the end”). However, the scope gets enlarged as soon as one reaches the second tune, Quasi Quasi, or Quand, on the flip side, perhaps the most overtly pop-rock oriented song on the record with its Mediterranean guitar and emotional bridge.

                                                                                        The road towards the apex of the record, Le Soleil Dans Le Monde, is a narrow and windy one, punctuated by toy instrumentals like Ono Mambo Haiku or the Donkey Kong Country-friendly Message Of The Diving Bird; however it never departs from its original tongue-in-cheek attitude. It’s quite pleasant to imagine these eight “miniatures” as field recordings from an enchanted world of pop music designed by some Pierre & Gilles’ disciples – or are there
                                                                                        musical interpretations of half-mechanical, half-organic creations from a certain Otto Rhiesem (who might have inhabited the Locus Solus villa)? There might be no definitive answers to this second set of riddles by Domenique Dumont.

                                                                                        De Ambassade

                                                                                        Wat Voel Je Nou (2018 Blue Press)

                                                                                        In the grayness by concrete of the Amsterdam suburbs we find Pascal Pinkert (Dollkraut) working on his darker wave salvation, going by the moniker of De Ambassade. *2018 Edition...Blue Vinyl*
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                                                                                        This debut EP forming an alliance between the past and the present deliver one take recordings, drowned in reverb, using preferably older recording methods.

                                                                                        The result are poppy wave tracks that shiver your spine and let you chant along to lyrics from the dutch lowlands.

                                                                                        Private Press Spiritual Jazz from D.C's Jeff Majors. Featuring harp, drum machines and synths. Jeff was one of Alice Coltrane's students at the ashram. He also played in Brother Ah's band. Each song on this album is an inspired vision of the personal and the devotional via the harps universal gilstening range and Linn drums. Comes with info booklet. 

                                                                                        Glaswegian sound wizards MR TC and Lo Kindre step up for the next Neubau EP and deliver two dubbed out slow jams. Both original tracks make up a super hypnotic listening experience with the right amount of bass impact! For the B-side label boss Heap created a remix which could easily soundtrack a visual sequence depicting your idea of time travel.

                                                                                        Second Circle this time from Aiwo rec. honcho DJ Normal 4 with the EP 'Exoticz'! The four track EP includes two tracks taken from Normals 4's archive recorded around 2011 as well as a recent jam and a remix by Philipp Otterbach.. More info soon!

                                                                                        Rich Oddie (Orphx) and Dave Foster (Huren/Teste) return under their punk/industrial/scum electronics moniker O/H. These 5 tracks are an amalgamtion of dense, yet somehow stripped down heavy industrial punk electronic madness.
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                                                                                        Open filter feedback drenched MS-20 and punishing 909 beats crash head-on throughout with Foster's Jello Biafra-esce vocals through a meat-grinder stylings fight with a ranting homeless man as he raids your uncles's 80s porn vhs collection. Controlled chaos written recorded and put to tape as modern society falls apart in front of our eyes. Absolutely what the world needs right now (according to us).

                                                                                        Melody As Truth (Jonny Nash & Suzanne Kraft)

                                                                                        Framed Space: Selected Works 2014-2017

                                                                                        The music presented on this compilation, “Framed Space” consists of a selection of works from the first three years of Melody As Truth. Double CD featuring 4 previously unreleased tracks, exclusive to this set.


                                                                                        Disc One features the work of Jonny Nash, comprising of tracks from “Phantom Actors” [MAT1], “Exit Strategies” [MAT2] and “Eden” [MAT6]. Two unreleased tracks feature on the disc, “Treasure” and “Sayan”. “Treasure” was recorded with Gigi Masin in 2014. “Sayan” was recorded in Bali, during the same recording sessions as those that resulted in “Eden” [MAT6].

                                                                                        Disc Two features Herrera’s work as Suzanne Kraft, comprising of tracks from “Talk From Home” [MAT3] and “What You Get For Being Young” [MAT5]. Two unreleased tracks also feature on the disc, “Meetings” and “Seven Day Turnaround”. “Meetings” was recorded in Amsterdam shortly after Herrera relocated to the city in 2015. “Seven Day Turnaround” was made during the “What You Get For Being Young” sessions, also in 2015.

                                                                                        Both Nash and Herrera now live in Amsterdam, where they continue to exchange ideas and experiment on new works for MAT. The music on “Framed Space” is intended to give the listener an insight into the first chapter of an ongoing story. 


                                                                                        Mannequin Records is proud to present a trilogy of reissues from the avantgarde Italian-born producer Doris Norton, "Norton Computer For Peace" (1983), "Personal Computer" (1984), "Artificial Intellingence" (1985).
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                                                                                        Apple's first music "endorsement" (later IBM consultant) and early Roland affiliate, Doris Norton is one of the most important women pioneer in the use of synths and in the early electro / computer music.

                                                                                        While the beat-oriented style of Norton’s music aligns her with such global fellow-travelers as Yellow Magic Orchestra and Kraftwerk, her championing of the personal computer as a tool for self-sufficient musical creativity also connects her to more artsy musicians such as Pietro Grossi, Laurie Spiegel, and the League of Automatic Music Composers. Norton’s predilection for the bright, glossy timbres of early digital instruments also recalls Hubert Bognermayr and Harald Zuschrader’s bizarre 1982 one-off Erdenklang.

                                                                                        1 year after "Personal Computer", Doris Norton released 'Artificial Intelligence' (previous title: 'From Art-Physiol to Artificial Intelligence', changed before publishing) in 1985, setting a step up in her deep electronic music research and innovation.

                                                                                        "The whole album was composed and programmed only with the alfanumerical keyboard of the computer. The total of the notes and coded events takes to the number 124.648: of these 123.827 were coded with 'step time' procedure and the rest with real time procedure.
                                                                                        Having done reduced the keyboard Doris Norton used only an hexaphonic JX.8P with memory processed by her and interfaced to the computer.

                                                                                        No drums were used, neither electronic nor much less acoustic. All the rhythmics were obtained by A.D.A. conversions and processing of wave ranges and with the use of expanders with a very special handling of envelopes, frequency, resonance, noise

                                                                                        Doris Norton fed the computer the parameters of vowels and consonants of her own voice, like A, O, U, E, D, N, through an A.D.A conversion card; by processing these values and assembling them in phoneme in hundreds of different combination, various compressed resolutions she was able to make the computer sing a complete song in a totally human way (with the voice of Doris).

                                                                                        Many other yxith sounds resulting from A.D.A. conversions are present in this new album 'Artificial Intelligence', amongst these: pipe organ, plate, electric discharge, iron beat, birds, dog, harp, woods ...... all sampled and handled by the computer.

                                                                                        'Artificial Intelligence' is a perfect example of how human intelligence can bend the coded 'artificial intelligence' to hits own will. ....."
                                                                                        (Source: ComputerMusik -1985)

                                                                                        2nd EP from David Kitt's [New Jackson] Yous LP released in March this year - a mini LP of sorts featuring 5 new tracks!
                                                                                        "Like Lightning was written after a late night/early morning adventure with friends in Galway city a good few years ago now.
                                                                                        I always find it hard to choose singles but this seemed to be lot of people's favourite album track. I've availed of every last second of space on the 10 inch to turn this release into a mini-album of sorts with three quite different instrumentals one part folk, one part modular electronic and one recorded using two Buddah boxes in the Glasgow underground. There are also two unreleased songs that have knocking around the hard drive for a while but fit nicely on this release." 

                                                                                        Crazy 12 track library music style album on this ace Italian label. All based around bumping live rhythms triggering an obscure Japanese drum synth module..recorded in 2018.
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                                                                                        It was November 2017 when I received a call from an old friend, "Hi Fabrizio, I found a rare Japanese drum machine, you should come and see it before I put this on ebay." I went to check it out and immediately realized it had more potential than just drum sounds generation, it was able to produce quirky and creepy sounds if triggered by any sound source. So I bought it and brought in the studio, where me and Alex were laying down new beats and ideas. It took just three days of jams to get the skeleton of this record done: I programmed the module to receive Alex's drum hits and the device started creating synth lines, almost as it was speaking its own language.I've found a soul in this machine, and I wanted to bring it to life in these tracks, a mix of arranged compositions and improvised jams. No root keys, no grids, no clicks, everything came out in an instinctive and natural way

                                                                                        As far as we know it's the first time this synthesizer/drum machine is been used in this "improper" and new way.

                                                                                        Recorded in Busan, Republic of Korea by former US special agent MB Jones, ROK Spy documents both his stay in a country on the verge of a nuclear conflict and his mission there (for obvious confidential reasons, the purpose of this mission is only to be referred to in an elusive way). While most of his personal belongings have disappeared – or, more likely, been destroyed – we are very thankful for the safe receipt of a USB stick containing 7 songs recorded in Autumn 2017, alongside a drawing and a few handwritten notes. We are proud to now be able to share these with you.

                                                                                        In order to do so, we hastily came up with a label. The circumstances under which it was born lead us into calling it “Drama”. This release is DRAMA1.

                                                                                        The content of this LP is a seemingly disparate set of pop-not-pop tunes, flirting with dance music on songs like the apocalyptical disco Nuclear War or the bizarre and mind puzzling boogie Pusan Perimeter. Though it is quite hard to put words on MB Jones’s productions (one may accurately call it an “oddball” of a record), his musical testimony may sit somewhere in-between Holger Czukay’s most narrative pieces and Arthur Russel’s most cheerful moments, sharing with these two brilliant musicians a genuine feeling of intimacy emanating from each second of his songs. The only thing that may be said without a doubt is that these 7 songs are the product of someone whose ear has been attentive and receptive to all sorts of contemporary musical genres (from trap to experimental electronic music and EDM).

                                                                                        It’s still not clear whether the cryptic lyrics evoke situations which already occurred, whether they are oracles, some insider’s warnings or whether they are the product of a mind in a hallucinatory state. On Poison Pill – the closing song – he is particularly ambiguous : “the CIA bought me a trip / I put the tab under my lip / They want to build a shopping mall / On the DMZ wall”. We’ll leave the interpretation to you.

                                                                                        PAM & Zaltan

                                                                                        Marcelo Antonio

                                                                                        Suspension / Males De Otro Lugar

                                                                                        Synth Pop touch on the next Futuribile release. Marcelo Antonio Galleguillos Torres, born and living in Valparaiso (Chile), provides two romantic and nostalgic songs written, recorded and interpreted by himself.

                                                                                        12 Ensemble

                                                                                        Resurrection

                                                                                          The 12 ensemble continue their remarkable rise on the international classical music scene with their stunning debut album ‘Resurrection’.

                                                                                          Featuring a new work from Bryce Dessner, the acclaimed composer and guitarist of the band ‘The National’, a commission from boundary-pushing UK composer Kate Whitley and works by Lutosławski and Woolrich, ‘Resurrection’ is a powerful collection of four works for strings that reflect the ensemble’s spirit of bringing new energy and exploration to established sounds and ideas.

                                                                                          Always performing without a conductor, the ensemble have developed a reputation across Europe as one of the UK’s leading string orchestras.

                                                                                          This debut recording highlights the group’s commitment to intimate music-making that lives and breathes, performed with dazzling energy and an astonishing sound, all based on the principle of putting the music in charge.

                                                                                          Blitzen Trapper

                                                                                          Furr - Deluxe Edition

                                                                                            Blitzen Trapper are the Portland, Oregon-based experimental country and folk rock band who, in 2008, released ‘Furr’, their breakthrough album and label debut for Sub Pop. The record was met with universal acclaim, earning praise from the likes of The Guardian, Pitchfork, Paste, AV Club and Rolling Stone, who in their four-star review called the album “an engaging album full of rootsy beauty.” The album would earn the no. 13 spot on Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums Of 2008 later that year.

                                                                                            For the newly expanded deluxe edition of ‘Furr’, Blitzen Trapper have compiled over two album’s worth of material: the original album and twelve rare and previously unreleased tunes. The added songs are from the same recordings that become ‘Furr’, with the exception of the ‘Live at KCRW’ tracks, which were recorded during the ‘Furr’ tour. The songs ‘War is Placebo’, ‘Booksmart Baby’ and ‘Maybe Baby’ appeared as limited edition singles for Record Store Day in 2009 and 2011. This reissue also features new liner notes from Eric Earley reflecting on the album, as well as a track-by-track description of the bonus songs and a Q&A with the stage and screen actor Rainn Wilson (of ‘The Office’ fame).

                                                                                            “It’s difficult to remember exactly where my head was in those days, recording ‘Furr’ in a leaky, dilapidated, pre-boom Portland building, all but condemned, where the migrant workers congregated at the curb outside hoping to get picked up by desperate contractors, the dealers working the opposite corner, two blocks up the Burnside bridge running with pitched tents and sleeping bags all the way to the West Side Mission, the black river sliding by beneath. For those in the know enough at the time to have heard it when Sub Pop first released ‘Furr’ in 2008, listeners had to have been underwhelmed by the hit and miss production, the furry overdriven vocals and perilous sounding dubs, all industry-standard production fare now. But the songs must have shone through the noise even then. The stand-out title track recorded on a nearly defunct cassette four-track in one take and mixed on a couple-hundreddollar PC was almost an afterthought at the time, but its message was real enough: that life consists of change and growth, love and transformation.

                                                                                            “With ‘Furr’ I was attempting to create my own tiny sonic world of freak folk in order to tell the tale of the Northwest as I remembered it growing up: a misty, empty, bedraggled place of mystery and violence, logging ghost towns and glutted rivers, dark creatures glimpsed from the corner of the eye in the endless evergreen forests where we'd go as teenagers hunting dark spirits, looking for trouble or trying to dodge our troubles back home. That even a few people have found beauty and solace in the stories and sounds on this record over the years is rewarding and astounding, humbling and affirming.” - Eric Earley, Portland, Oregon 2018

                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                            Coloured LP Info: Initial copies pressed on clear vinyl with gold swirl.

                                                                                            Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                            Bob Moses

                                                                                            Battle Lines

                                                                                              ‘Battle Lines’, the new album from Grammywinning duo Bob Moses, is set for release on Domino.

                                                                                              ‘Battle Lines’ follows the band’s acclaimed debut album, ‘Days Gone By’, which featured their worldwide hit ‘Tearing Me Up’. The band recorded the new album in Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon, after writing and testing out new material on the road. Inspired by their time playing raves and rock clubs all over the globe since the release of ‘Days Gone By’, Battle Lines takes a harder look at the world in which they find themselves.

                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                              2xColoured LP Info: Indies exclusive transparent vinyl.

                                                                                              Brandon Coleman

                                                                                              Resistance

                                                                                                Brainfeeder presents ‘Resistance’, a 2018 funk odyssey by keyboard maestro, vocalist, composer and astral traveller Brandon Coleman.

                                                                                                A regular fixture in the Kamasi Washington band, Brandon Coleman is introduced onstage at gigs as ‘Professor Boogie’ by his longtime friend and collaborator.

                                                                                                ‘Resistance’ represents a new chapter in the funk dynasty that spans Parliament, Funkadelic and Zapp through to Dr. Dre and Dâm-Funk as Coleman salutes his musical heroes - Herbie Hancock, Peter Frampton, Roger Troutman - and honours their ethos of freedom and experimentation in his search for funk’s future.

                                                                                                For fans of Kamasi Washington, Dâm-Funk, BadBadNotGood, Yussef Kamaal.

                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                2xColoured LP Info: Double LP on heavyweight 180g clear vinyl housed in
                                                                                                a 5mm spined sleeve with prismatic foil detail.
                                                                                                Includes digital download code.

                                                                                                Dilly Dally

                                                                                                Heaven

                                                                                                  Partisan Records release the sophomore album from Toronto band Dilly Dally, titled ‘Heaven’ and produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck).

                                                                                                  It’s been three years since Dilly Dally released their acclaimed debut album ‘Sore’ and, in that time, the Toronto rockers managed to tour the world and take the press by storm, only to nearly call it quits and walk away forever. After a tough year of writing and re-writing, the band began to reform and refine the material frontwoman Katie Monks was channelling.

                                                                                                  ‘Heaven’ opens with the dreamy ‘I Feel Free’, which begins as a floating, untethered soundscape before transforming into a soaring anthem. The inexorable ‘Believe’ insists on selfconfidence, while the driving ‘Sober Motel’ celebrates the lucidity a clear mind and the lilting ‘Sorry Ur Mad’ makes a case for releasing yourself from the prisons of anger and resentment.

                                                                                                  “‘Heaven’ is healing, intimate, an understanding that absence weighs more than presence, that life is both sweet and sour. It’s the record you wish you had in high school, a voice acknowledging your hurt all while giving you mantras to hold the hell on to.” - Noisey

                                                                                                  Dorian Concept

                                                                                                  The Nature Of Imitation

                                                                                                    Dorian Concept - the insanely gifted keyboardist, producer and collaborator with Flying Lotus, Thundercat and The Cinematic Orchestra - makes his debut on Brainfeeder and the result is refreshingly unpretentious: dizzying swells, cacophonous breakdowns and formidable rhythms are both expert and childlike, hyperactive and hyper-focused.

                                                                                                    For fans of Machinedrum, Lone, Floating Points, Cid Rim.

                                                                                                    The Goon Sax

                                                                                                    We're Not Talking

                                                                                                      The Goon Sax are James Harrison, Louis Forster and Riley Jones from Brisbane, Australia. Still in high school when they made their first album Up To Anything in 2016, their brand of awkwardly transcendent teenage guitar pop took earned them wide-spread critical acclaim.

                                                                                                      For album number two, they flew to Melbourne to record with James Cecil and Cameron Bird, respectively former/current members of Architecture In Helsinki, and 'We're Not Talking' shows how much can change between the ages of 17 and 19. It's a record that takes the enthusiasms of youth and twists them into darker, more sophisticated shapes. Relationships are now laced with hesitation, remorse, misunderstanding and ultimately compassion.

                                                                                                      Drummer Riley Jones really comes to the fore here, joining Louis and James in singing lead and writing songs for the first time, making the band the musical equivalent of an equilateral triangle (the strongest shape in physics).

                                                                                                      Delivering brilliantly human and brutally honest vignettes of adolescent angst, The Goon Sax brim with personality, charm and heart-wrenching honesty. 'We’re Not Talking' is a record made by restless artists, defying expectations as if hardly noticing, and its complexity makes 'We're Not Talking' even more of a marvel.




                                                                                                      Guerilla Toss

                                                                                                      Twisted Crystal

                                                                                                        Analog synthesizers give tangible life to the works of Guerilla Toss. Whether it be the sound of a rocket ship, a kitten-with-a-wah, distorted dolphins, or a clavichord made of honey-baked ham, the band consistently find new ways to bring together the many ideas that combine to shape each new batch of art-rock puzzle pieces.

                                                                                                        ‘Twisted Crystal’, Guerilla Toss’ new album, feels more personal than ever for the band. Angular yet irresistibly catchy, this collection of pop songs pulls influence from powerful groups like The Slits, ESG, Gina X and early Madonna, with sing-speak vocals from Kassie Carlson nodding to legendary artists like Laurie Anderson, Grace Jones, and Lizzy Mercier Descloux - combining this all into a twisted, crystalline concoction.

                                                                                                        Oracles and enigmatic egos are common lyrical themes but charismatic instrumentality springs the listener back to extraterrestrial comfort. Old favourite sounds ring true from the trusty Sequential Circuits Six Track Synthesizer and Clavia Drum Machine. New, more refined sounds are moulded and polished by drummer/producer Peter Negroponte, whose passion for perfection and creation goes far beyond an all-consuming Tetris effect. Peter has truly excelled on this new recording, creating a complex network of beats and sound that become easily intertwined with the rhythmic fabric of life.

                                                                                                        In albums past, vocalist Kassie Carlson’s performances resembled more of a manic, possessed high priestess; humming at the gates of hell, hacking telepathy and tugging the strings of every audience member. ‘Twisted Crystal’ goes beyond this familiar darkness, leading us into a rhythmically calming charm with deep wisdom, serenity, and understanding.

                                                                                                        At times the listener wanders through mazes of dizzying, alternately pulsing time signatures, but the roads always bounce, meet and magically snap back together. That meditative groove, both live and in the studio, has become signature for Guerilla Toss, drawing deep influence from 70s krautrock and experimental rock music like Tom Tom Club, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Neu!, Cluster, Todd Rundgren and La Dusseldorf.

                                                                                                        Low

                                                                                                        Double Negative

                                                                                                          In 2018, Low will turn twenty-five. Since 1993, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker—the married couple whose heaven-and-earth harmonies have always held the band’s center—have pioneered a subgenre, shrugged off its strictures, recorded a Christmas classic, become a magnetic onstage force, and emerged as one of music’s most steadfast and vital vehicles for pulling light from our darkest emotional recesses. But Low will not commemorate its first quarter-century with mawkish nostalgia or safe runs through songbook favorites. Instead, in faithfully defiant fashion, Low will release its most brazen, abrasive (and, paradoxically, most empowering) album ever: Double Negative, an unflinching eleven-song quest through snarling static and shattering beats that somehow culminates in the brightest pop song of Low’s career.

                                                                                                          To make Double Negative, Low reenlisted B.J. Burton, the quietly energetic and adventurous producer who has made records with James Blake, Sylvan Esso, and The Tallest Man on Earth in recent years while working as one of the go-to figures at Bon Iver’s home studio, April Base. Burton recorded Low’s last album, 2015’s Ones and Sixes, at April Base, adding might to many of its beats and squelch and frisson beneath many of its melodies.

                                                                                                          This time, though, Sparhawk, Parker, and bassist Steve Garrington knew they wanted to go further with Burton and his palette of sounds, to see what someone who is, as Sparhawk puts it, “a hip-hop guy” could truly do to their music. Rather than obsessively write and rehearse at home in Duluth, Minnesota, they would often head southeast to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, arriving with sketches and ideas that they would work on for days with Burton. Band and producer became collaborative cowriters, building the pieces up and breaking them down and building them again until their purpose and force felt clear. As the world outside seemed to slide deeper into instability, Low repeated this process for the better part of two years, pondering the results during tours and breaks at home. They considered not only how the fragments fit together but also how, in the United States of 2018, they functioned as statements and salves.

                                                                                                          Double Negative is, indeed, a record perfectly and painfully suited for our time. Loud and contentious and commanding, Low fights for the world by fighting against it. It begins in pure bedlam, with a beat built from a loop of ruptured noise waging war against the paired voices of Sparhawk and Parker the moment they begin to sing during the massive “Quorum.” For forty minutes, they indulge the battle, trying to be heard amid the noisy grain, sometimes winning and sometimes being tossed toward oblivion. In spite of the mounting noise, Sparhawk and Parker still sing. Or maybe they sing because of the noise. For Low, has there ever really been a difference?

                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                          Coloured LP Info: Very limited crystal clear vinyl in an embossed jacket with custom dust sleeve.

                                                                                                          Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                          LP Info: Gatefold digipak with embossed cover.

                                                                                                          CD Info: Embossed jacket with custom dust sleeve.

                                                                                                          CD includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                          Cassette Info: Four-panel J-card in clear case.

                                                                                                          Scott Xylo

                                                                                                          Find Us When U Get There

                                                                                                            Describing himself as an “Afro Trippy Hippy,” Scott Xylo is an artist that doesn't like to fit in a particular box but builds new boxes with every genre he finds. This Leicester born artist has a unique stylised psychedelic sound.

                                                                                                            Cover art by cult comic book illustrator Pat Aulisio.

                                                                                                            Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                            Mission Of Dead Souls

                                                                                                              ‘Mission Of Dead Souls’: The final performance of Throbbing Gristle before their initial breakup, at the Kezar Pavillion, San Francisco on 29 May 1981. Remastered. Following the release of this album and public statement by Throbbing Gristle of ‘This Mission Is Terminated’ the legend of the band began and influence upon generations started to be felt.

                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                              Coloured LP Info: Unavailable on vinyl since the early 1990s, pressed here on white vinyl, recreating the original sleeve and using a silver ink with a new inner sleeve with photos and a passage by Jon Savage.

                                                                                                              Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                              Journey Through A Body

                                                                                                                ‘Journey Through A Body’: Recorded as a piece of art for and in the studios of Italian National Radio RAI in Rome March 1981. Remastered. On the recommendation of Robert Wyatt, RAI originally commissioned Cosey Fanni Tutti to create a sound work based on the theme of ‘A Journey Through The Body’. It became a Throbbing Gristle project which was later broadcast by RAI. This was the last studio recording by Throbbing Gristle. It was recorded in five days, a day per body section. No tracks were re-recorded or added to after their day. Each track was mixed immediately after recording. No tracks were pre-planned; all tracks were invented directly to tape.

                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                Coloured LP Info: Unavailable on vinyl since 1983 and now repressed
                                                                                                                on silver vinyl with foil blocked cover and featuring photos from the session.

                                                                                                                Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                                Heathen Earth

                                                                                                                  ‘Heathen Earth’: A live document of a performance by TG to a small and invited audience on 16 February 1980. Uses re-mastering from 2011. Neither an insight into TG’s recording process nor private live show, ‘Heathen Earth’ is its own entity and exists as a document and testament to a group of people at the height of their creative powers, recorded just over a year before they disbanded and terminated the mission.

                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                  Coloured LP Info: Blue vinyl in gatefold sleeve, echoing the first pressing of the album from 1980, of which there were only 750 copies pressed. Subsequent pressings have all been on black vinyl. Also contains an 8 page 12” booklet entitled ‘Industrial News’. Vinyl format also contains a high definition download code for the tracks featured on the 2CD set’s second disc.

                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                  Soul Jazz Records Presents - Studio One Freedom Sounds: Studio One In The 1960s

                                                                                                                    ‘Studio One Freedom Sounds’ is the new collection from Soul Jazz / Studio One focussing on the intense period in the second half of the 1960s when Studio One’s vast and unbeatable output of ska, soul, rock steady and reggae made it literally one of the hottest musical empires in the world.

                                                                                                                    During this highly successful period, Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd released hundreds and hundreds of superlative singles seemingly on an almost daily basis, in the process making huge stars out of Jamaican singers such as Alton Ellis, Delroy Wilson, The Wailers, Slim Smith, Jackie Opel and many more.

                                                                                                                    Powered by the finest in-house musicians working in Jamaica, whether it was The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo’s Soul Brothers, The Sounds Dimension or The Soul Vendors, Studio One functioned as hit factory on the scale of Motown in the USA, shaping and defining reggae music for decades to come.

                                                                                                                    Singlehandedly Studio One’s founder Clement Dodd was able to create the most successful vertically-integrated record company that Jamaica had ever known with pressing plant, printers, studio, shops and sound systems all running at once, with over 50 employees and hundreds of artists working with Studio One during this time.

                                                                                                                    ‘Studio One Freedom Sounds’ tells the story of Studio One in the 1960s with a stunning set of ska, soul, rock steady and reggae killer tunes as well as informative sleevenotes and track-by-track info by Noel Hawks.

                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                    2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                    Poor Boy Rappers

                                                                                                                    Low Rider Rap

                                                                                                                      First of two unbelievably rare 1982 West Coast Electro Rap 12” singles.

                                                                                                                      Originally released on Raina Records out of Phoenix, Arizona.

                                                                                                                      Vocal and killer dubbed out instrumental arranged and conducted by the legendary Rich Cason.

                                                                                                                      An original copy recently sold for over £1000 on Discogs.

                                                                                                                      Very limited one-off pressing of 500 copies worldwide on Soul Jazz Records.


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