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Zero Boys

History Of... - 40th Anniversary Edition

    When the Ramones lost it, the Zero Boys found it; Adding a slam brigade fist to the Blitzkrieg Beat. The Zero Boys managed to come with one of the best early 80’s punk records, or one of the best records ever, period.

    From 1979 to 1983, the Indianapolis-based Zero Boys were the finest hardcore blitz in the Midwest if not all the lower 48 states. Compiled and released as a post-mortem following the band’s breakup, History Of… is the proof, if more was needed, that their take of American hardcore wasn’t all white bread numbers. Yeah, they played shows with Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, Subhumans, and others but in Terry “Hollywood” Howe’s guitar there was harmonious terror and unstoppable cadence. Terry’s licks and chops — a leap beyond two or three chord punk — offered a zone and measured count for drummer Mark Cutsinger and bassist David “Tufty” Clough, a rhythm unit in par with the Minutemen if not The Meters, to run lines like quicksilver. Meanwhile, frontman, Paul “Z” Mahern provides a constant wash from beginning to end. Originally released in 1984 with a limited-edition reissue in 2009, this 40th anniversary edition includes the original LP of ‘History Of…’ and a 7” featuring four live recordings never previously pressed to vinyl and recorded at iconic hardcore/punk venue Crazy Al’s in 1980: “Livin’ In The 80’s”, “Stick To Your Guns”, “Commies”, and “I’m Absent”.

    TRACK LISTING

    LP - Side A
    01 Drive In
    02 Black Network News
    03 Splish Splash
    04 Inergy
    05 Johnny Better Get
    06 Dingy Bars Suck
    07 Seen That Movie Before
    08 High Places
    09 Blood's Good

    LP - Side B
    10 Human Body
    11 Mom's Wallet
    12 Positive Change
    13 Amerika
    14 New Generation
    15 Livin' In The '80s
    16 Stoned To Death
    17 Stick To Your Guns
    18 I'm Bored
    19 Piece Of Me

    7” - Side A
    01 Livin’ In The 80s (Live At Crazy
    Al’s, September 6th, 1980)
    02 Stick To Your Guns (Live At
    Crazy Al’s, September 6th, 1980)
    7” - Side B
    03 Commies (Live At Crazy Al’s,
    September 6th, 1980)
    04 I’m Absent (Live At Crazy Al’s,
    September 6th, 1980)

    Sophie

    Sophie

      This album was created by SOPHIE and some of her most cherished collaborators. Close to completion when she tragically died, it has been lovingly finalised by those who hold her closest. As SOPHIE’s studio manager and most trusted sounding board for over a decade, Benny Long was heavily involved in the release of Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-insides, with mastering, production and mixing credits to his name. The two then worked together over several years developing the concept and production of this follow-up album, which Benny has lovingly completed, honouring SOPHIE’s vision.

      Tomin

      Flores Para Verene/Cantos Para Carmina

        Tomin is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, bioinformatician, and poet from Brooklyn, New York. His primary instruments are the flute, trumpet and alto clarinet, and he participates in the creative music scene as a performer, improvisor, composer and fan. Outside of music, he works in computational genetics, with a focus on oncology.

        Flores para Caramina y Verene compiles recordings that he self-released across 2020 and 2021.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Father And Son
        2. Come Sunday, Bass
        3. The Inflated Tear, V1
        4. Fire Waltz
        5. Desert Fairy Princess
        6. Fables Of Faubus
        7. Aquarius
        8. Warm Canto
        9. The Inflated Tear, V2
        10. Come Sunday, Soprano
        11. Assunta
        12. Father And Son
        13. Spirits Rejoice, Var 1
        14. Ogún Bárá
        15. Angela’s Angel
        16. Naima
        17. The Prayer
        !8. Rahsaan Is Beautiful
        19. A Walk With Thee
        20. Humility In The Light Of The Creator
        21. Love
        22. Life
        23. Love (Alternate Take)
        24. Life Revisited

        Highly antipcated new Skee Mask album which builds on the producer's already iconic discography. Landing somewhere between intelligent drum & bass, highly detailed ambient and bass techno; it's a masterpiece of sound design, rhythm manipulation and come littered with stylistic traits unique to this epoch producer.

        Pre-orders advised. 

        TRACK LISTING

        A1. Hedwig Transformation Group
        A2. Nostaglitch
        A3. Reminiscrmx
        B1. Element
        B2. Waldmeister
        B3. Daytime Gamer
        C1. Schneiders Paradox
        C2. BB Care
        C3. Terminal Z
        D1. Hölzl Was A Dancer
        D2. 7AM At The Rodeo
        D3. Vitamin 313

        The Waeve

        City Lights

          Graham Coxon (blur) + Rose Elinor Dougall return with the follow-up to last year's acclaimed eponymous debut (Top 30 UK OCC). Produced by James Ford (Fontaines DC, Arctic Monkeys), the record features both artists on vocal duties in addition to playing a host of instruments including saxophone, keyboards and drums. The WAEVE have established themselves as a songwriting partnership to watch and with City Lights they further push the boundaries of their collaborative creativity, using this album to chronicle the evolution of their relationship and forays into parenthood.

          TRACK LISTING

          City Lights
          You Saw
          Moth To The Flame
          I Belong To...
          Simple Days
          Broken Boys
          Song For Eliza May
          Druantia
          Girl Of The Endless Night
          Sunrise

          "We Can Live Together is the first full LP by Earthtones on Wonderwheel. The title is a message, a prayer, and a vision for humanity. It is a reminder that we are in this life together, that love binds us all, and it is only the ideologies and social systems built to prohibit our ability to recognize how close we are that hold us back. We can live, together. The record is based in Folkloric Futurism, a movement that explores the convergence of global folk traditions with technology. Channeling the influence of proto House & Techno pioneers like Mr. Fingers, Kevin Saunderson and Inner City, Earthtones combines analog synthesizers & vintage drum machines with folkloric vocals and instrumentation in a way uniquely his own. It's a celebration of the intersection of past and future, here and there, ancestry and technology. It celebrates themes of spirituality, feminism, love, and most of all, peace. Highlights include "Ọ̀sanyìn", a prayer to the Orisha Ossain, with Maikel Alberto Salazar of rumba super-group Obbatuké on vocals. Recorded in Santiago De Cuba, the track is evocative of Mala's classic "Mala In Cuba" album that broke down barriers between electronic music & traditional music. "La Mujer Serpiente", having seen a sellout 7" last year features Polaris prize winning artist Lido Pimienta-behind the live cumbia rhythms, bass synths, analog keys, 808 drums & guitars, the vision of this track is one of uplifting womxn and femmes everywhere. Ancestral and contemporary Colombian voices are present on the mid-tempo dancefloor track that is the single "Limones" with Semblanzas Del Rio Guapi, Oliwa & the chugging analog rap soundscapes of "Quiero Que Mami" with Verito Asprilla . The album also touches into ambient moments ("Song of the Wind" , Waves") – inspired by friends Carlos Nino, Matthew David, Colloboh and the vibrant West Coast environmental sound movement.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Deià Dream
          2.

          2023 was a breakthrough year for EABS in many ways. It was all thanks to the well received, fully self-produced album entitled In Search of a Better Tomorrow, recorded in collaboration with the Pakistani band Jaubi. EABS' forthcoming sixth album is a return to their roots – literally and figuratively. It is an in-depth study on rhythm, which materialised in the form of the album titled Reflections of Purple Sun.

          The back to the roots part not only manifests itself in the lack of guest instrumentalists, but also in a renewed focus on the history of Polish jazz. The band's debut album Repetitions... was dedicated to Krzysztof Komeda. This time, the band picked up the entire Purple Sun album, which Tomasz Stańko recorded half a century ago. From the POV of Purple Sun fans, a hard-to-find and somewhat forgotten album, it may seem like a doomed undertaking. However, in order to pay tribute to one of the most iconic figures of Polish jazz, it was worth embarking on this mission and attempting to engage in a non-verbal conversation with the Slavic spirit that Master Tomasz Stańko undoubtedly was.

          You can learn more about Reflections of Purple Sun through the comprehensive booklet accompanying the record. The cover art was created by the label's regular collaborator, Animisiewasz, whose design pays tribute to Pia Burri's original Purple Sun concept. Release date is 10 May 2024.

          TRACK LISTING

          A1. Boratka
          A2. Flute's Ballad
          A3. My Night, My Day

          B1. Flair
          B2. Introduction (for Janusz Stefański)
          B3. Purple Sun

          Curtis Mayfield

          Move On Up - Incl. Mark Knight Remix

            Music On Vinyl, in collaboration with Spinnin’ Records, presents the 2024 remix by DJ Mark Knight of the 1970 soul classic “Move On Up” by Curtis Mayfield, backed with the original 1970 full length version. Curtis Mayfield is considered as one of the most influential musicians behind the soul and politically conscious African-American music and his soul classic “Move On Up” continues to influence artists to this day. The A-side features both the Extended Version and Radio Edit of the brand-new remix by acclaimed DJ Mark Knight. This 2024 remix of “Move On Up” is an uplifting club version, taking elements from Mayfield’s original version and creating a remix that’s perfectly suited for dancefloors worldwide. Side B features the original full-length version of “Move On Up” by Curtis Mayfield.

            TRACK LISTING

            SIDE A
            1. Move On Up (Remix By Mark Knight – Extended Version)
            2. Move On Up (Remix By Mark Knight – Radio Edit)

            SIDE B
            1. Move On Up (Original Full-Length Version)

            Youthsayers

            Don't Blame The Youth

            Youthsayers are an ongoing and enduring South London community project, founded byRobin HopcraftandIdris Rahmanof our very own, legendary Afro-reggae outfit Soothsayers.

            Youthsayers was established in 2016 and ever since has consistently provided free of charge opportunities for young people to come together, learn an instrument and perform music under the tutelage of Robin and Idris. This has been made possible, in part, through donations from local businesses and private benefactors, but also live fundraisers and now through commercially released music!

            Don't Blame The Youth, due for release on June 28th, is a snapshot of the current Youthsayers band, and recent alumni, who've gone on to form other bands in the world of jazz, reggae and beyond, including recent signings to Gilles Peterson's Brownswood imprint,Oreglo.

            Over the course of eight tracks the band deliver their own unique takes on classic and contemporary pieces of music from the world of dub and Afro-jazz, including covers ofTheon Cross,Fela Kuti,Cedric IM Brooks,The Fontanellesand of course, Soothsayers themselves.

            The album also showcases the Youthsayers students' own writing abilities, not only on their original composition,Citizens Not Subjects, written alongsideLevitation Orchestra's director and trumpeterAxel Kaner-Lindstrom, but also via a re-working of theTommy McCookinstrumentalTenor On The Callwith lyrics re-written by Youthsayers' clarinet playerGiacomo Del Reiand re-namedWe Keep Playing, the debut single to be taken from the album.

            Every single penny of profit from this LP will go directly to the Youthsayers project. If you would like to take part in the programme, or donate to the cause, please go towww.youthsayers.net.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. JJD
            2. Eagle Song
            3. Ethiopia
            4. We Keep Playing
            5. Candace Of Meroe
            6. Citizens Not Subjects
            7. Goodnight Rico
            8. Afrocat

            This riotous, psychedelic Latin funk anthem, taken from Martín Buscaglia's 2006 classic album "El evangelio según mi jardinero", sees its very much requested first time on a 7". To celebrate this, and thinking about the AA side, we decided to ask Bosq for a remix.

            When we approached him, he said "This track is wild, I love it!" and he started to make his thing. When he finished it, he told us, "I resisted the temptation to bump it up closer to 120 bpm – the world needs more midtempo dancefloor treats!". We couldn't agree more on the midtempo bit, but especially we couldn't be more chuffed with the remix. Bosq has added his magic and a tad of cumbia feel as well and the result is way more than a treat, it's an everyone-smiling-on-the-dancefloor kind of track.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Cerebro, Orgasmo, Envidia & Sofía (Original) [feat. Arnaldo Antunes]
            2. Cerebro, Orgasmo, Envidia & Sofía (Bosq Remix) [feat. Arnaldo Antunes]

            woooahh there playboy, let's slowww things down a little - get a bit lOoSe..

            La Rama is one of those labels we go nuts for here at Picc HQ. Understated Canadian dance music made with love, sentiment and shunning and notable trends for something authentic, rock solid, and made to last. The equivalent of a good pair of shoes...

            Bunzinelli drops the second essential release on the label here with four tracks which stradle cosmic, EBM and fresh-as-you-like night club trickery in one succinct package. Excited? You should be.

            Immediately causing one Jason Boardman to purchase a copy upon hearing about 3 bars, "Call In Blue" is the club weapon you've always wished you had. Built around a beat n bass structure as impenertrable as an army bunker, these narcotic vocal chops are layered overhead in an effort to channel pure shamanic energy into the dance. Serious, if you're not wiggling to this after 30 seconds I doubt there's any circulation to your hips. Breathtaking, incredible, and coming in at under 110BPM to boot!

            "Godspeed" follows, a EBM-infused chugger charged with electrostatic and creeping forward with a tectonic force. "Nova" mixes said energy with a baggy flavour, keeping Andrew Weatherall and Baldelli fans equally engaged with with a mid-session roller that'll have the floor in a coital throb.

            Finally, Bunzinelli lets loose with a 130BPM techno rocket from inside the bunker. Machine gun snares and more of that highly charged electrical energy coursing through its stems. Sure to blast away all but the most ardent rave goblin come the witching hours of the morning....

            Bunzinelli has been personally involved in serving sonic treats to the world via his label and mix series Chambre Noire. He was also part of the team behind Cosmic Tones which in 2019 released "Montreal Pleiades" featuring his first musical outing alongside local major players Priori, Dust-e-1, URA, Temple's M. Salaciak & R. Weng (the wizard behind the first DJ Medallion release on La Rama Records).

            Trust me, if your job is to make a mass of people move in unison, you need this tool in your arsenal!



            STAFF COMMENTS

            Matt says: Unparalleled club tool that due to its restrained tempo should find favour across a variety of tribes. That A1 track man, "Call In Blue" - literally unmissable if you play in nightclubs.

            TRACK LISTING

            A1. Call In Blue
            A2. Godspeed
            B1. Nova
            B2. Yellow Feeling

            James Alexander Bright

            Straight Line

            Electro-boogie-machine 'Straight Line' is taken from 'Cool Cool', the upcoming third album by British multi-hyphenate James Alexander Bright. "'Straight Line' started out as a wonky homage to 80s & 90s radio", says James. "It's based on the memory of meeting someone you want to stay up all night listening to music with".

            James' passionate voice, pitched somewhere between Eddie Chacon, Beck and Michael McDonald, takes a confident lead over a melange of body-popping LinnDrum beats, a host of swooping, fuzzy synths, and backseat-rocking bass. Initially written and recorded at his home studio in the rolling hills of the Hampshire countryside, 'Straight Line' was completed with regular collaborator Peter Lyons in East London.

            It's backed on 7" vinyl with the wonky dancefloor wobbler 'Oh My', sounding something like Theo Parrish producing Arthur Russell after a sleepless night.

            The past six years has seen James release a veritable treasure trove of music, including 'Mallorca' and 'Strange Folk' EPs, debut album 'Headroom', joyous second 'Float', an album of collaborations and reworks with cosmic Americana-disco DJ/producer duo Flying Mojito Bros, and a new project with Groove Armada's Tom Findlay as Bright & Findlay.

            James balances music alongside the creative duality of a job in illustration and the responsibilities and constraints that come with raising a young family. Utilising any spare moment to write and record new ideas, his creative output under various projects had been relentless. Turning his back on apathetic major label offers in his early 20s, he's released through cult DIY label Tape Club Records, German stalwart !K7 Music and now with Scottish tastemaker Athens Of The North, presenting an evolving vision of a sound that has touched on everything from outsider art-rock to machine funk, mystic folk to experimental jazz.

            A dynamic set of urgent funkers, gentle soul ballads, head-nodders, fuzzy folkers and straight-up disco bangers.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Straight Line
            2. Oh My

            Dummy

            Free Energy

              Dummy is a rock band from Los Angeles comprised of Alex Ewell, Emma Maatman, Nathan O’Dell, and Joe Trainor. Their debut full-length “Mandatory Enjoyment” (Trouble in Mind) arrived in late 2021, becoming one of the year’s sleeper hits and garnering praise from Pitchfork, Stereogum, and more. Coming out of lockdown, the band spent two years touring in support of the record, and it is this transformational experience that pulses through “Free Energy”, the exhilarating follow-up to “Mandatory Enjoyment”.

              A creatively restless band, Dummy (Ewell: drums, synths, bass; Maatman: vocals, synths, organ; O'Dell: vocals, guitar, organ; Trainor: guitar, bass, synths) wanted to get harder, dancier, more psychedelic for their next record. This meant applying explorative potentials of electronic textures to the elemental qualities of rock i.e. more vocal loops, sampling, more crazy rhythms, and playful synths - but make those samples of Trainor’s guitar, let Maatman sing bolder, experiment with using cold mechanical elements in warm and sparkly ways, and lean harder into traditional-yet-still-awesome forms of rock guitar experimentation like feedback. The result is a record that celebrates music’s ability to move the body, whether that be through a teeth-rattling wall of MBV-esque noise, a sticky pop chorus, or a joyous drum machine or, if you’re Dummy, maybe all of them in the same song.

              Pop music has always been a big part of Dummy’s sound and it manifests in different ways all over Free Energy: the bubbly synth sequence made with a Korg EM1 popping all over “Nullspace,” the revved-up drone-pop inspired by second and third wave Dunedin Sound bands like Look Blue Go Purple and Dadamah, and the motorik beat powering “Nine Clean Nails,” perhaps the most confidently pop song Dummy has ever recorded and one that exemplifies “Free Energy”’s balancing of live performance intensity with electronic augmentations, the dancier rhythmic elements created out of a drum loop recorded by Ewell while the bridge recalls the Feelies with call-and-response guitars from O’Dell and expressive vocals from Maatman.

              “Free Energy” also features guest appearances from Oakland-based saxophonist and electroacoustic artist Cole Pulice (Moon Glyph) contributes saxophone and wind synths and Jen Powers of Powers / Rolin Duo (Astral Editions, Feeding Tube Records).

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Intro-UB
              2. Soonish
              3. Unshaped Road
              4. Opaline Bubbletear
              5. Blue Dada
              6. Nullspace
              7. Minus World
              8. Dip In The Lake
              9. Sudden Flutes
              10. Psychic Battery
              11. Nine Clean Nails
              12. Godspin

              Cranes

              Self-Non-Self - 35th Anniversary Edition

                After releasing their first EP Fuse, Cranes expanded to a four-piece band and recorded their debut full-length album Self-Non-Self in 1989. Their sound has been described as “gothic minimalism” and “dreampop”, and also became part of the shoegazing movement in the early Nineties. This 1989 album showed their progression with the increased textures in sound and drum slams. The album contains a darker sound and is a mixture of industrial and post-punk music. Originally only six tracks, the band’s label Dedicated Records added a further two tracks upon its re-release in 1992: “Reach (Live)” and “Nothing In The Middle, Nothing At The End”. In that same year, Cranes went on a world tour with The Cure, which increased their popularity.

                TRACK LISTING

                SIDE A
                1. One From The Slum
                2. Joy Lies Within
                3. Heaven Or Bliss
                4. Beach Mover

                SIDE B
                1. Focus Breathe
                2. Fuse
                3. Reach (Live) *bonus Track
                4. Nothing In The Middle, Nothing At The End *bonus Track

                "Gargantuan" is the debut studio album by UK electronic duo Spooky (Charlie May and Duncan Forbes), released by William Orbit's Guerilla Records in March 1993.

                Today "Gargantuan" is regarded as a landmark album in the history of progressive house and British dance music. As Guerilla’s standard bearer, they helped coalesce an immersive sound that was neither Detroit, nor Chicago, nor Manchester.

                The duo became renowned for being at the forefront of the progressive house scene that emerged in the aftermath of the post-rave comedown, joining fellow acts like Orbital and Underworld in re-casting house music in an energetic live environment.

                Gargantuan has been out of print on vinyl since 2006 and is re-released on on double vinyl with original artwork. 

                TRACK LISTING

                A1. Don’t Panic
                A2. Schmoo
                A3. Aqualung
                B1. Little Bullet Part One
                B2. Little Bullet Part Two
                C1. Land Of Oz
                C2. Something’s Got To Give
                C3. Orange Coloured Liquid
                D1. Schmoodub
                D2. Let Go

                Naima Bock

                Below A Massive Dark Land

                  Most of the writing of Naima Bock’s second album, Below A Massive Dark Land, was a solitary affair. It may not sound like it – it’s made up of strong, purposeful arrangements with a huge host of musicians, filled with cradling space and warm light. This will also come as a surprise to anyone who has seen Naima perform in the time since the release of her 2022 debut Giant Palm, which was undoubtedly a communal experience. But there’s power in the solitary, too. Giant Palm was arranged with collaborator Joel Burton, but going this one alone in search of something that was truly hers, Naima found she was capable of more. “After me and Joel stopped working together”, she remembers, “it was an impossibility to even fathom doing arrangements myself but then I started learning violin and it was possible”. Finding that she could go it alone was incredibly powerful for Naima: “I think I needed it, to be able to feel proud of something”. Beyond the writing process, however, the record is not a stark, stripped back affair. Below… still has the majesty that made Giant Palm so remarkable. Having tugged the first record down from the skies and spreading it across the earth, Naima finds a newfound vocal power and confidence born from hundreds of hours on stage, and the music sounds fuller, more tangible, and no less enveloping.This can be heard on the album’s lead singles: “Kaley” feels fresh and surprising in its rug-pull choppiness but is distinctly Naima in its swinging, jubilant choruses. The accompanying “Further Away” takes a different tack, drawing you in with its simplicity. Finally, the hazy, luxurious beauty of “Feed My Release” draws on the sepia-toned traditions of The Roches, John Prine and Loudon Wainwright III and imbues them with the kind of stark confessional songwriting of Mount Eerie. These are ambitious, rich arrangements that reach deeper and darker lyrically than Giant Palm.

                  Below a Massive Dark Land was predominantly produced by Jack Osborne (Bingo Fury) and Joe Jones, and recorded at The Crypt in north London, with additional production and arrangement by Oliver Hamilton (caroline, Shovel Dance Collective) and Naima herself. Six of the tracks on Below… were mixed by Jason Agel, with the remainder done by Osborne and Jones. The album was mastered by Kevin Tuffy.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Gentle
                  Kaley
                  Feed My Release
                  My Sweet Body
                  Lines
                  Further Away
                  Takes One
                  Age
                  Moving
                  Star

                  TAD

                  Inhaler - 2024 Reissue

                    Inhaler is the third studio album by American rock band TAD, originally released on October 19, 1993. It was the band’s major label debut after two albums and an EP released by Sub Pop, and it was also their first album with drummer Josh Sinder, formerly of The Accüsed. Producer J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) gave TAD a more focused and driven sound on this record. He can also be heard playing the piano on “Luminol”. The song “Grease Box” was played during the end credits of the 1994 movie Brainscan. Inhaler is easily their best and most consistent album to date and obtained positive critical reception upon release. Fortu-nately, the group has lost none of the grit that marked them as the grungiest of the Seattle scene. To promote Inhaler TAD did a big tour with their friends of Soundgarden.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    SIDE A
                    1. Grease Box
                    2. Throat Locust
                    3. Leafy Incline
                    4. Luminol
                    5. Ulcer

                    SIDE B
                    1. Lycanthrope
                    2. Just Bought The Farm
                    3. Rotor
                    4. Paregoric
                    5. Pansy
                    6. Gouge

                    Vanishing Twin

                    The Age Of Immunology - Giallo 'Yellow' 2024 Reissue

                      Vanishing Twin’s seminal LP, The Age Of Immunology, receives a Ltd edition pressing on Yellow vinyl, paired with matching sleeve art. As essential take on psych-pop futurism and a must for fans of Broadcast, Sun Ra and Ennio Morricone.

                      Establishing the band as innovators in their field, the record was declared “a masterpiece” by The Line Of Best Fit, while The Quietus asserted Vanishing Twin as “one of the most original and exciting acts of the moment”.

                      This was the group’s first LP for Fire Records, at the time of recording the band’s evolving lineup consisted of songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Cathy Lucas, drummer Valentina Magaletti, bassist Susumu Mukai, synth/guitar player Phil MFU and visual artist/film maker Elliott Arndt on flute and percussion.

                      The album was produced by Lucas in a number of non-standard, non-studio settings. ‘KRK (At Home In Strange Places)’ summons up the spirit of Sun Ra’s Lanquidity and Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio and was simply recorded on an iPhone during a live set which crackled with psychic connectivity on the Croatian island of Krk. The magical Morricone-esque lounge of ‘You Are Not an Island’, the blissed-out Jean-Claude Vannier style arrangement of ‘Invisible World’ and burbling sci fi funk ode to a 1972 cult French animation, ‘Planète Sauvage’, were all recorded in nighttime sessions in an abandoned mill in Sudbury.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. KRK (At Home In Strange Places)
                      2. Wise Children
                      3. Cryonic Suspension May Save Your Life
                      4. You Are Not An Island
                      5. The Age Of Immunology
                      6. Magician’s Success
                      7. Planète Sauvage
                      8. Backstroke
                      9. Invisible World
                      10. Language Is A City (Let Me Out!)

                      Bonus Tracks: Download ONLY
                      1. The Age Of Immunology (Version)
                      2. Magician’s Success (Live)
                      3. Backstroke (Live)
                      4. Language Is A City (Let Me Out!) (Live)
                      5. You Are Not An Island (Version)
                      6. Cryonic Suspension May Save Your Life (Extended Life Version)

                      Lutalo

                      The Academy

                        RIYL: King Krule, Interpol, The Smile, Amen Dunes, TV On The Radio, Nick Hakim, Yves Tumor, Rotsam, Nilüfer Yanya, Bon Iver.

                        Lutalo’s highly visceral folk goes electric on The Academy, the Vermont multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer’s debut LP. Recorded in January 2024 at the storied Sonic Ranch and self-produced along with Jake Aron (Snail Mail, Protomartyr, L’Rain), The Academy feels like watching the best underground film you’ve seen in years; establishing Lutalo as a singular voice of this generation of indie rock. Lutalo describes The Academy as their “first chapter” a time capsule of the lessons they’ve learned in their 20-something years of life. “This record is exactly that: a ‘record’ of my early life,” they say of their debut album, out via Winspear. “The experiences, thoughts and feelings I was holding at those times and am currently processing. To me, this is the first big stamp of my existence I’m sharing.”

                        While Lutalo’s 2022 EP Once Now, Then Again introduced them as a lo-fi acoustic guitar wunderkind, The Academy is bigger and bolder without compromising Lutalo’s inviting sense of emotional intimacy, inspired by alt-rock veterans like Thom Yorke and Rob Crow as well as electronic greats like Aphex Twin and Bowery Electric. The Academy’s grander arrangements are heard in the biting adrenaline rush of “Ocean Swallows Him Whole,” or the anti-war jangle of album closer “The Bed.” Their lyrics are often deeply intuitive, flowing as a stream of consciousness, albeit with weighty meanings. With their unique baritone and finesse for lyrical world building, Lutalo cuts to the bone while only just beginning to reveal the depth of their artistry and vision.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side A:
                        1. Summit Hill
                        2. Ganon
                        3. Ocean Swallows Him Whole
                        4. Broken Twin
                        5. Big Brother
                        6. Caster

                        Side B:
                        7. 3
                        8. Oh Well
                        9. About (Hall Of Egrees)
                        10. Haha Halo
                        11. Lightning Strike
                        12. The Bed

                        Andrés

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                          TRACK LISTING

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                          Andrés

                          GTFlip313-001



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                            Suki Waterhouse

                            Memoir Of A Sparklemuffin

                              Suki Waterhouse’s music sounds like a collage of her inspirations, experiences, and emotions stitched together by honeyed vocal delivery, bright-eyed melodies, and evocative storytelling. It doubles as a mirror image of her life as a consummate creative, artist, actress, model, and mother, yet it also breaks the glass to unveil raw truth. She leans on an ever-evolving sonic palette to convey what she’s feeling—whether it be folky Americana, nineties alternative, turn-of-the-century indie, or handcrafted otherworldly pop. You’ll hear Suki’s longing in a swooning chorus, fearlessness in a crunchy chord, elation in a danceable waltz, and wonder in a soft coo befitting of a lullaby.

                              She faithfully followed a lifelong passion for music to her 2022 full-length debut, I Can’t Let Go. Adorned by “Moves” and “Melrose Meltdown,” it incited widespread critical applause from Variety, Nylon, NME, The Line of Best Fit, and more. Between headlining shows and touring with Father John Misty, “Good Looking” surged online, generating nearly a billion streams, going RIAA platinum, and paving the way for the Milk Teeth EP. Simultaneously, she absorbed inspiration from a season of change earmarked by unforgettable moments a la gracing the stage of Lollapalooza 2023, performing on multiple continents, becoming a mom, and closing out the Gobi Tent at Coachella in 2024. Everything just set the stage for the gold-certified songstress to assert herself as a versatile, vibrant, and vital presence on her 2024 double-LP, Memoir of a Sparklemuffin.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Gateway Drug
                              Supersad
                              Blackout Drunk
                              Faded
                              Nonchalant
                              My Fun
                              Model, Actress, Whatever
                              To Get You
                              Lullaby
                              Big Love
                              Lawsuit
                              OMG
                              Think Twice
                              Could've Been A Star
                              Legendary
                              Everybody Breaks Up Anyway
                              Helpless
                              To Love

                              Mermaid Chunky

                              Slif Slaf Slof

                                RIYL: Jockstrap, Let’s Eat Grandma, Fischerspooner.

                                Mermaid Chunky. It’s all in a name, sometimes. The danceable, costumed, curiosity rich duo of artists Freya Tate and Moina Moin are as imaginative as they profess. Or, to get more to the point, as we all need them to be.

                                Freya and Moina are two visual artists and musicians from Stroud and South London, places where they importantly found communities (Stroud’s SVA and the capital’s Total Refreshment Centre) of like minded people just as willing to chase down an idea to its possibly illogical conclusion. And it is in the collective and the idea of participation that Mermaid Chunky really clicks. This is a party, a collective dance, made all the better with more: people, ideas, layers, kick drums, recorders, saxophones, frogs.

                                To wit, the album’s first track and first single, “Céilí,” named after a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering and dance, which builds from a simple recorder line into a swelling, warm burst of major chord dance music. Goosebumps or check your pulse.

                                Further down the rabbit hole, “Chaperone” is almost boardwalk electro, like Fischerspooner on a ferris wheel; “Frogsporn” and “Nature Girl” are mucky, trippy dirges filled with stalactites of synth and squelch; “Tiny Gymnast” is a kaleidoscopic waltz into the night. Hold onto your seats, ladies and gentlemen.

                                You might be wondering how we, DFA Records, all the way over in cynical Brooklyn, entered the picture. There was a day a few years ago, sun shining in full Springtime splendor, when James heard something while waiting for a coffee down the street from the office. It sounded simple yet deceptively complex: a dance track, but one where the one - that anchoring first beat in a measure - could be heard a thousand different ways. Frustrated and interested, he Shazamd the song, playing at the shop from an episode of Zakia’s Questing show on NTS, and brought it back to the office, where we all listened to it about fifty times. (The song was “Friends,” from Mermaid Chunky’s VEST EP, released in 2020. It led to an invitation to open for LCD at Brixton Academy in 2022. Mermaid Chunky has also played live alongside The Comet Is Coming, Alabastair Deplume, Snapped Ankles, and many others.)

                                Thus began our search for Mermaid Chunky. A quest it has been and a quest it will always be.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                A1 Céilí
                                A2 Frogsporn
                                A3 Tiny Gymnast
                                B1 Chaperone
                                B2 Medieval
                                B3 Nature Girl
                                B4 Sad Nun

                                Cold Diamond & Mink & Jonny Benavidez

                                Somebody Cares

                                  Fresh instrumental backing tracks of a well-received vintage soul release on Daptone Records, Jonny Benavidez’s “My Echo, Shadow and Me”

                                  Stripping away Jonny Benavidez’s vocals reveals Cold Diamond & Mink’s mastery in composing and arranging, offering a unique listening experience that stands on its own.

                                  From haunting ballads like “Your Last Song” to infectious grooves like “Tell Me That You Love Me,” each instrumental showcases the duo’s versatility and skill, ensuring a well-rounded album experience.

                                  Introducing Cold Diamond & Mink’s latest offering on Timmion Records: an instrumental soul album that strips away the vocals from their collaboration with Jonny Benavidez “My Echo, Shadow and Me”.The instrumental version of the well-received Daptone release unveils a rich tapestry of soulful melodies and captivating rhythms that speak volumes on their own.

                                  With each track, Cold Diamond & Mink invite listeners on a trip through deep and uncompromising soul terrain. From the haunting ballads such as the previously unheard instrumental of “Your Last Song” to the infectious grooves of the early single releases “Tell Me That You Love Me”, their instrumental mastery shines through stringing the songs together into a well-rounded album experience.

                                  This album is more than just a collection of songs it’s a proof point of Cold Diamond & Mink’s skill in composing and arranging with feeling and authenticity. Whether you’re lost in introspection or grooving to the beat, this instrumental soul record offers a unique listening experience that will leave you wanting more.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Side A:
                                  1. My Echo, Shadow & Me (Inst.)
                                  2. Uncle Sam (Inst.)
                                  3. Tell Me That You Love Me (Inst.)
                                  4. Slow Down Girl (Inst.)
                                  5. Your Last Song (Inst.)

                                  Side B:
                                  1. Somebody Cares (Inst.)
                                  2. Do What You Wanna Do (Inst.)
                                  3. Let’s Get Together (Inst.)
                                  4. Playing The Fool Pt. 1 & 2 (Inst.)

                                  Dave Guy

                                  Ruby

                                    Member of The Roots, Menahan Street Band, & El Michels Affair.

                                    Musical contributions from Leon Michels, Claire Cottrill, Marco Benevento, Shanny and more.

                                    Big Crown Records is proud to present Dave Guy’s debut album Ruby. Having lent his talents both on stage and in the studio to artists like Amy Winehouse, Lizzo, Pharrell, and Sharon Jones to currently playing every night on The Tonight Show as a member of The Roots, Dave steps out on his own with a jazz record that is both unique and modern. Ruby mixes his musical in­fluences with the energies of the city that raised him, capturing different moods and inviting the listener into the world as Dave Guy sees and feels it. Recorded in Queens at The Legendary Diamond Mine, the album is produced by Homer Steinweiss and Nick Movshon and features musical contributions from Leon Michels, Marco Benevento, Claire Cottrill, and more.

                                    Ruby instantly sits with the classics as an album that is fully realized and not simply a collection of songs. Lead single “7th Heaven” opens the album with an anthemic energy as Dave’s horn lines soar over thundering drums, ethereal vocals, and dancing piano. Keeping the energy high, “Footwork” is a Latin inspired number that is sure to soundtrack many a dance fl­oor from SoHo to Harlem. The synth intro of “Pinky Ring” cleanses your palate for the mood shift when the track drops. Deep bass tones underline the impeccable drumming and Dave effortlessly finds the pocket wasting no notes as the verses and choruses trade off. The record leans into spiritual jazz vibes on “Diamond Encore” with a dark and deep almost “Axelrodish” rhythm track then picks the energy back up with the stomper “Still Standing”. “Dave Wants You” has a bop all its own with an unorthodox drum pattern that Dave anchors with his trumpet hits. The otherworldly arrangement of “Drony Boy” puts the production on a pedestal. The first intro almost serves as an intermission on the album while the second intro sets up the neck snapping track that is about to drop. A menacing guitar signals the builds and the whole thing is juxtaposed by Dave’s beautiful trumpet riffs. “Quesodillas” & “Green Door” begin the autumn of the album with their mellow & intimate energy and “Ruby’s Rubies”, the album’s closer is the perfect ending to the journey.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Side A:
                                    7th Heaven
                                    Footwork
                                    I’ll Follow You
                                    Morning Glory
                                    Pinky Ring
                                    Diamond Encore

                                    Side B:
                                    Still Standing
                                    Dave Wants You
                                    Drony Boy
                                    Quesodillas
                                    The Green Door
                                    Ruby’s Rubies

                                    Jade Hairpins

                                    Get Me The Good Stuff

                                      Jade Hairpins waste no time fulfilling their second album’s titular demand. From its harmony-drenched opening note to its baroque-anthemic conclusion, Get Me the Good Stuff is positively loaded with musical ideas, an absurdist buffet of sound and aesthetic that comes with one hell of a floorshow as the Hairpins stack those ideas higher and higher, almost daring them to crash to the floor. Instead, those elements punksploitation, power pop, baggy, funk, and Italo disco are just some touchstones are not only held aloft, they defy gravity and convention.

                                      These pyrotechnics are, in true Jade Hairpins fashion, something of a sleight of hand. While the music swaggers and gallops, Get Me the Good Stuff grapples with anxiety and self-doubt, obfuscating pain and alienation with sparkling wit and some straight-up ravers. Get Me the Good Stuff opens with one of those, “Let It Be Me,” in which Jonah Falco shouts lyrics about being alone with one’s shortcomings against guitars, synths, and harmonized vocals that are on the verge of closing in. The song is just over 90 seconds long, hitting with the gnarled-barb ferocity of punk and the gleeful insanity of theatrical art rock.

                                      It is, in other words, overwhelming. Or it would be if Jade Hairpins Jonah Falco and Mike Haliechuk weren’t remarkably nimble in their ability to bring unity to sounds by placing them in competition against each other. When those sounds are adjacent, like the glam and disco that saturate “Drifting Superstition,” the thrill of those universes colliding in the heat of an absolutely filthy clavichord line turns its lyrics, about the habit of solving personal problems by ignoring them, into a winner’s anthem on the order of Bowie or Hot Chocolate.

                                      Get Me the Good Stuff arcs towards unequivocal joy as Falco, Jade Hairpins’ primary lyricist, breaks these cycles and attempts to run away with his dreams. The arc is roughly analogous to how the album came to fruition. Four years removed from Harmony Avenue, an album of material that proved too strong to be contained within the narrative universe of Fucked Up’s Dose Your Dreams, Jade Hairpins have gelled as a live act with Tamsin M. Leach and Jack Goldstein centering them on stage and planted their flag in the UK punk scene in which Falco has embedded himself. Working out new material live, Falco noticed that crowds were digging into his unfinished lyrics, and the album tightened around the anxieties of being in the spotlight, of being worthy of attention.

                                      At times, those songs are eager to please, like the album’s title track in which a winking self-deprecation rubs up against the self-congratulatory bombast of Freddie Mercury, Falco simultaneously turning heads as a shooting star and a burning car. Elsewhere, as in “Better Here Than in Love,” Jade Hairpins pitch themselves towards creating gorgeous soundscapes that exist nowhere else, channelling postpunk through the glimmering haze of ’80s Japanese electronic music.

                                      Theatrical and personal, absurd and true-to-life, playful and serious, Get Me the Good Stuff is album of tremendous personal and artistic growth that signposts towards dozens of potential futures to come. It’s not only worth the attention, it continuously rewards it.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Side A
                                      1. Let It Be Me
                                      2. Drifting Superstition
                                      3. Our House That Doesn’t Change
                                      4. Get Me The Good Stuff
                                      5. Telltale Flyover
                                      6. My Feet On Your Ground

                                      Side B
                                      7. Lost In Song
                                      8. L. I. E.
                                      9. Put Me In The Picture
                                      10. Better Here Than In Love
                                      11. Live Free Underwater
                                      12. In The Heat Of The Sun

                                      Various Artists

                                      Sun Records Sings Elvis Presley

                                        Elvis Presley was undoubtedly Sun Records’ biggest star, burning brightly during his tenure at the label from 1953 to 1955. 2024 marks the 70th anniversary of the release of Elvis’ first single, “That’s All Right,” on Sun Records. This collection is Elvis as interpreted by his Sun contemporaries like Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Roy Orbison, sharing their versions of songs Elvis made famous. Special additions include alternate versions of tracks from Johnny Cash, Sleepy LaBeef, and more.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        SIDE A
                                        1. Mystery Train – Little Junior Parker
                                        2. That’s All Right - Orion
                                        3. Good Rockin’ Tonight (Alternate) – Jerry Lee Lewis
                                        4. Baby Let’s Play House – Sleepy LaBeef
                                        5. I Love You Because (Outtake) – Johnny Cash
                                        6. Don’t Be Cruel – The Climates

                                        SIDE B
                                        1. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
                                        2. Jailhouse Rock – Jerry Lee Lewis
                                        3. Trying To Get To You – Roy Orbison
                                        4. Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Orion
                                        5. Tomorrow Night – Jerry Lee Lewis
                                        6. I Forgot To Remember To Forget – Johnny Cash

                                        Outkast

                                        Stankonia - 2024 Reissue



                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Side A
                                          Intro
                                          Gasoline Dreams
                                          I'm Cool (Interlude)
                                          So Fresh, So Clean
                                          Ms. Jackson
                                          Snappin' & Trappin'
                                          D.F. (Interlude)

                                          Side B
                                          Spaghetti Junction
                                          Kim & Cookie (Interlude)
                                          I'll Call B4 I Cum
                                          B.O.B.
                                          Xplosion
                                          Good Hair (Interlude)

                                          Side C
                                          We Luv Deez Hoez
                                          Humble Mumble
                                          Drinkin' Again (Interlude)
                                          ?
                                          Red Velvet
                                          Cruisin' In The ATL (Interlude)

                                          Side D
                                          Gangsta Sh*t
                                          Toilet Tisha
                                          Slum Beautiful
                                          Pre-Nump (Interlude)
                                          Stankonia (Stanklove)

                                          A Tribe Called Quest

                                          The Low End Theory - 2024 Reissue



                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Side A
                                            Excursions
                                            Buggin' Out
                                            Rap Promoter
                                            Butter

                                            Side B
                                            Verses From The Abstract
                                            Show Business
                                            Vibes And Stuff

                                            Side C
                                            Infamous Date Rape
                                            Check The Rhime
                                            Everything Is Fair

                                            Side D
                                            Jazz (We've Got)
                                            Skypager
                                            What?
                                            Scenario

                                            A Tribe Called Quest

                                            The Anthology - 2024 Reissue



                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Side A
                                              Check The Rhime
                                              Bonita Applebum
                                              Award Tour
                                              Can I Kick It?
                                              Scenario

                                              Side B
                                              Buggin' Out
                                              If The Papes Come
                                              Electric Relaxation
                                              Jazz (We've Got)
                                              I Left My Wallet In El Segundo

                                              Side C
                                              Hot Sex
                                              Oh My God
                                              Stressed Out
                                              Luck Of Lucien
                                              Description Of A Fool

                                              Side D
                                              Keeping It Moving
                                              Find A Way
                                              Sucka Nigga
                                              Vivrant Thing

                                              Cults

                                              To The Ghosts

                                                Adored alt-pop duo Cults announce their fifth studio album TO THE GHOSTS out July 26 via IMPERIAL. The NY-based duo compromised of multi-instrumentalists Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, confidently and clearly perfect their vision with the cinematic new album.

                                                To the Ghosts was meticulously crafted; the earliest ideas dated back to the pandemic when they wrote music on weekdays from 10am-5pm with no deadlines or distractions. The album was written and recorded in Brian’s apartment; in 2022 they traveled to Los Angeles to collaborate with longtime producer and trusted creative confidant Shane Stoneback, because “nobody can read our minds like he can,” jests Madeline. To the Ghosts was co-produced by Cults & Shane Stoneback, mixed by John Congleton, and mastered by Heba Kadry NYC.


                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                SIDE A
                                                A1. Crybaby
                                                A2. Left My Keys
                                                A3. Onions
                                                A4. Crystal
                                                A5. Leave Home
                                                A6. Eat It Cold

                                                SIDE B
                                                B1. Honey
                                                B2. Knots
                                                B3. Behave
                                                B4. Open Water
                                                B5. Cells
                                                B6. You're In Love With Yourself
                                                B7. Hung The Moon

                                                Clarence Reid

                                                Miss Hot Stuff / Mr. Hot Stuff

                                                Catch this blistering funk rarity from 1971 - Do not sleep!

                                                Clarence Reid should need no intro, but for the uninitiated he's one of the voices and creative forces behind numerous Miami funk and soul sides from the 1960s onwards. Known for his deep, soulful, rough and ready style and bugged out take on things (see Blowfly for example.... but be careful!) Reid recorded 100s of sides during his illustrious career. This particular record, originally released in 1971 on Henry Stones mighty Alston Records serves us up some red hot raucous funk. One side for the ladies, one side for the dudes! This one has long been a favourite of serious diggers and DJs hunting for breakbeats, and one spin of this 45 will tell you why, this one has it all.

                                                Unmissable, rare as hen's teeth and now freshly restored and repressed for your 7" box! Clarence Reid's "Miss Hot Stuff / Mr. Hot Stuff", available again in repress form for the first time in over a decade. Fully licensed and agreed by Henry Stone Music / TK Disco and boasting some fresh new artwork for 2024.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A. Miss Hot Stuff
                                                B. Mr. Hot Stuff 

                                                Molly Nilsson

                                                Un-American Activities

                                                  Un-American Activities is the 11th Studio album by Molly Nilsson. Written and recorded entirely on location in California at the former home of writer, poet and early opponent of the National Socialist regime in 1930s Germany, Lion Feuchtwanger and his wife Marta. An album of experimentation, genre-mashing and, above it all, Nilsson’s instantly recognisable melodic skill and empathy, it continues the songwriter’s explorations of power, freedom, oppression and its opposing force, a love unbound.

                                                  After accepting an artist residency as part of the Villa Aurora program, Nilsson began work crafting a new album from scratch in a new environment, afforded the freedom, space and time to challenge her practice and take her music into new territory. The resulting work, Un-American Activities, is a love note not only to the artist who was among the very first to be declared an “enemy of the state” by the Nazi regime but also to both the eternal struggle he fought and the human spirit that pervades all of Nilsson’s best work. It is also a double-pointed poison pen letter: a critique of the new forms of oppression wielded by her temporary adopted country of the USA but also an acknowledgement of the promise it always offers but never fulfils.

                                                  Along with the novel use of colour and photography in the artwork for Un-American Activities, there are swathes of new techniques, genres and timbres new to Molly Nilsson’s music in evidence, 16 years into her music career. On Jackboots Return is an icicle-cold New Beat track that deals directly with the current situation in Germany and the resurgent Nazi-affiliated AfD. The question the song asks is, what’s the timeframe we’re talking about? Is this the 30s, or somewhere a lot closer to home? The beat is picked up on The Communist Party, Nilsson’s deepest bow to House music, evoking the early 90s Rave pioneers, Belgian 80s music and Vogue-era Madonna. Here the lyrics are direct quotes from the McCarthy-era, anti-Communist pamphlet 100 Things You Should Know About Communism in the U.S.A. The Beauty Of The Duty does to pounding Electro what Nilsson’s last album Extreme did to Metal: subsume it into the Molly Nilsson aesthetic. It goes hard.

                                                  While Un-American Activities finds Nilsson experimenting, creating instinctive music on a first-thought-best-thought basis there are still “classic” Molly moments liberally spread throughout. Excalibur feels like the Molly of old, an absolute star of a chorus refrain smudged with the vaseline of fuzz and hope, Red Telephone is wide-eyed, slathered in reverb and chorus effects, distorted with soaring melody, a heart-tugger that tugs the body upwards to the heavens with each evolving wave. Glistening digital tones wash through the album, providing a Y2K etherealness to Nilsson’s audacious Stars and Stripes reference to Wetcheeks. Perhaps the album’s standout, however, is Palestine (Somewhere Over The Rainbow), which is suffuse with empathy, solidarity and, in referencing the classic socialist-penned canon song from The Wizard Of Oz, speaks directly to the tradition of fighting oppression with full hearts of hope.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1. Prologue - Proud Destiny
                                                  2. Excalibur
                                                  3. Palestine
                                                  4. Jackboots Return
                                                  5. Wetcheeks
                                                  6. Red Telephone
                                                  7. Naming Names
                                                  8. The Communist Party
                                                  9. The Beauty Of The Duty
                                                  10. Point Doom

                                                  OneDa

                                                  Formula OneDa

                                                    "OneDa's story is so clearly mirrored in her music: a sprightly flow preaching a message of empowerment, enveloped in a dark, raucous soundscape…interlacing vibrant, punchy lyrics with that classic drum & bass sound has given OneDa a new lease of life."

                                                    "An artist who refuses to be boxed in, OneDa’s music speaks for itself. Always beginning with her own intrepid demeanour and dexterous wordplay, her tracks incorporate elements from the hip-hop and drum and bass scenes of her home city of Manchester before adding an eclectic mix of afro-trap and tinges of afrobeats that lean into her Nigerian heritage.Oneda's expertise transcends mere lyrical skill; it involves effortlessly merging her chicaning poetic verses with the ever-changing rhythm of shifting beats. Her boundless linguistic talent distinguishes her as a unique force of nature and a master craftswoman. Named by The Face as one of the key MC’s at the forefront of the eh renaissance, OneDa is a multihyphenate who has long focused on empowering others. Now, she is speeding off the starting grid on her own with her self-produced debut album, ‘Formula OneDa’, released on Heavenly Recordings." - DJ Magazine

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Let Me In
                                                    Major Pay
                                                    The Formula
                                                    Raised
                                                    Over My Dead Body
                                                    Pull Up
                                                    Sometimes
                                                    The Plug
                                                    Leader
                                                    The Western Way
                                                    Superwoman
                                                    Set It Off 

                                                    "Two-pronged, remix attacks don't come much more exciting and potent than this... as here - thanks to our good friends at Nervous NYC - we're beyond hyped to bring you the legendary Masters At Work and Dave Lee on one single, fully weaponised package.

                                                    Putting their own, inimitable spins on Louie Vega's ˙Music Is My Life˙ - which features the unique talents of Unlimited Touch - we're treated to a pair of wonderfully complimentary, but no less idiosyncratic re-rubs from these two stalwarts of the scene.

                                                    With a production hand and artistic touch like no other - Masters At Work lead the way here, with their main remix. Characterised by that trademark looseness and deliciously warm, organic approach - their rework is awash with woozy psychedelia and layered so expertly, that getting lost in the music is both gloriously simple and an absolute pleasure. But no true Vega & Dope remix suite, would be complete without a bonafide Dub version. And for ˙Music Is My Life˙ - this sees the dynamite duo take proceedings down a distinctly more mesmeric and mood-laden path… one where the vocal is instead used as a powerful rhythmic weapon, and the star of the show, is a surreptitiously morphing and shape-shifting, delicately acid-laced synth lead.

                                                    Next up - having recently switched his attentions to productions under his own namesake - is Z Records' head honcho, Dave Lee. Snapping into life with its crisp and punchy drum work - what Lee's remix does share with that of the Masters is in the over-arching, tripped-out haze which douses proceedings. However - where his remix opts to stick its head well and truly above the parapit, is in it stylistic flavouring. As when it comes to slicing that genre cake, so to split the worlds of Disco and House perfectly down the middle - there's simply no one who does it finer.”

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A. Music Is My Life (Masters At Work Remix) 
                                                    B1. Music Is My Life (Dave Lee Remix) 
                                                    B2. Music Is My Life (Masters At Work Remix Dub) 

                                                    Back in stock Cover of Parkway Presents WPKY Jams by Various Artists.
                                                    Mark Seven's Parkway label presents its first compilation to date - eight exclusive hot jams from studios of the producer's that have defined this highly refined label over the last thirteen years.

                                                    Operating out of Stockholm and curated by DJ and producer Mark Seven, Parkway has been instrumental in showcasing the best of modern boogie and new, proto-house leaning productions with that Zanzibar-era aesthetic. Much like Star Creature, Red Laser and People's Potential Unlimited, there's a strong identity and character running through all the releases on the label - these aren't simply pastiche retro-fetishes; instead his small roster of artists have all had similar sonic goals in mind - characterized by the use of vintage drum boxes, rolling percussion, sampled vox, mid-tempo grooves and big, squelchy, analogue b-lines. You just know its a Parkway production within the first 16 bars and this pedigree is demonstrated beautiful on this V/A long player. Highly recommended! 


                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Matt says: Killer comp from one of the great modern hubs of boogie and proto-house sounds - Parkway. After steadily carving out its sound over the last decade or so, it's great to see its gilded roster in all its glory with not a single duff track across the eight on offer. Mark Seven and friends - we doft our cap!

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A1. Drivetyme - FM Jamming
                                                    A2. The Whole Truth - Falling
                                                    A3. Charley Kelly - You Gave Me Love
                                                    A4. T-Kutt - Whatt U Say
                                                    B1. Trey Risqué - Search The Nite
                                                    B2. Parkway Rhythm - Keep Reachin'
                                                    B3. Parkwerks - Inherit Dub
                                                    B4. The Whole Truth - Believe (Purple Mix)

                                                    The Caledonian Dream

                                                    Shot At Glory

                                                    Here it is, the song of the summer, the anthem Scotland needed, hated by Sunak & Starmer PLC

                                                    The Caledonian Dream is a supergroup from Glasgow, Scotland. They bring you the single, "Shot at Glory", a rousing terrace anthem that will surely help the Scotland National Football Team win their Euro 2024 campaign in Germany.

                                                    Radio and TV play on Heart FM, STV, BBC Radio Scotland
                                                    Features in The Daily Record and The Sun
                                                    Performed live at Dunlop Gala Day
                                                    A mammoth 33k views on Youtube
                                                    Two of the people who made this have both supported The Fall and been remixed by Ricardo Villalobos :)

                                                    Tired of the dirge that is our sporting national anthem, "Flower of Scotland" by The Corries, and the depressing, negative tone of Scotland's previous official World Cup song, Del Amitri's "Don't Come Home Too Soon", three old friends - John 'Sponi' Murray, Dave Clark & Bruce Jolliffe - made the decision to shake things up with a stomper to get the national blood pumping again. They took to the studio, melded proud lyrics, conquering beats, and tear-jerking pipes to produce what surely should be THEE Scottish football song for AT LEAST the next 200 years - our very own trophy-lifting soundtrack. Now the boys hope the tune will go viral, go mental - so please share it FAR AND WIDE!

                                                    150 copies only, coloured vinyl, picture sleeve
                                                    Produced in Scotland
                                                    Cut in Scotland
                                                    Pressed in Scotland


                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A. Shot At Glory

                                                    Pale Jay

                                                    Low End Love Songs

                                                      For Fans Of... Jungle, SAULT, Aaron Frazer, CARRTOONS, daste., Thee Sacred Souls, Yaya Bey, Durand Jones.

                                                      Admittedly, I'm not a great salesperson when it comes to running our little label. I do my best not to give into hyperbole or build something up too intensely if someone has not heard a new artist yet. I prefer to simply present the music and let the listener decide how they feel about it. However, we live in an age when the "story" put together by publicists, labels, and managers are often the driving force of an artist's ascension into the zeitgeist. And for me, that's always felt rather artificial, even when the narrative is genuine.

                                                      But every once in a while, a project comes along that takes on a life of its own. And I can say without a doubt that the growth of Pale Jay's reach since we first started working with him has little to do with conjured narratives or clever marketing, but more to do with how the music makes the listener feel. It's that simple. In fact, Jay is so enigmatic and without a narrative that the mere absence of a story has become the story. Who is he? Where is he from? What's next?

                                                      Some questions are better left unanswered in my opinion, my friend. Including the question, "Why does this music make me feel so much?" You're better off just sitting back, disconnecting, and letting Low End Love Songs by Pale Jay wrap you up. Enjoy and spread the good word. Terry Cole (Colemine)



                                                      “Low End Love Songs”, more so than previous releases, is a diary in form of song. I knew I just had to wait for the songs to be ready to be picked, like ripe fruit from a tree. Each tune encapsulates a distinct moment in my life, with music serving as my means of processing complex and sometimes conflicting emotions. In this album, I depart from loop-based song structures towards more intricate and lush compositions. Latin influences permeate the music, adding new layers of rhythms and textures to my soul-music roots. Pale Jay

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. The Simple Days
                                                      2. Quadris De Ouro
                                                      3. Baby
                                                      4. Branch By Branch
                                                      5. The Garden
                                                      6. Floating On A Memory
                                                      7. Spend More Time With Your Friends
                                                      8. Love Around The World
                                                      9. Easy, Lee

                                                      Svaneborg Kardyb

                                                      Superkilen

                                                        'Superkilen' the new album from Danish duo Svaneborg Kardyb, Nikolaj Svaneborg (keyboards) and Jonas Kardyb (drums), is named after a public park in the ethnically diverse Nørrebro district of Copenhagen. This erstwhile strip of waste ground was repurposed by the Superflex art group in the early 2010’s to bring together immigrants and locals in a mood of tolerance and unity. Its title feels emblematic of their music, which, equally inventively, creates space and serenity as a tonic within the tense and cluttered environment of 2020’s living. In the same way that the regeneration project has transformed that neighbourhood, Svaneborg Kardyb have drawn on that positive energy to help instigate changes in their own music.

                                                        'Superkilen’ means "super wedge’ in Danish,” says Nikolaj, who has a studio right next to the park, “but it’s a very expressive word, with the connotation of a breakthrough, like taking a piece of wood and cracking it open.” Jonas completes the picture “It’s like something that insists on being there, something from the outside that comes in, and it will just move forward and you can't really do anything about it – we had to allow that on this record.”

                                                        So, 'Superkilen' and the ideas surrounding it became integral to the psychogeography behind Svaneborg Kardyb’s latest album, as they brought more intrepid synths and emphatic beats to the sublimely nuanced textures of piano and drums familiar from their earlier work. The listener is dragged along each time on an aural adventure which involves plenty of the soothing sonic vocabulary which has won them fans world-wide, but which is also unguessable, and whose narrative may turn on a dime, on the subtle introduction of a single new chord, or imperceptible rhythmic shift. Intricate, absorbing and distinctly more-ish, ‘Superkilen’ feels like it will live up to its name and prompt a dramatic climb in SK’s career trajectory.

                                                        On 'Superkilen' the duo also draw on their recent touring experiences after the breakthrough of their Gondwana Records debut Over Tage and NPR Tiny Desk session. They’ve seen all-standing festival tents erupt into dancing during more driven passages in their set, as well as glimpsing darker aspects of life beyond their home country, and those experiences have inevitably influenced the music they made on their return home, for their fourth LP. You hear it in the toppling, out-of-control beats and eventual resolve of ‘Vakler + Balancen’, the insanely burbling synth pattern which propels the title track, and the synth interference which ultimately engulfs the closing Arendal – a vision of an industrial eco-catastrophe, maybe, destroying the initial idyll. Yet, for all that, so much of the delicate beauty in SK’s music remains. The beatific ‘Udsigten’ (or, ‘View’) reflects, in its title, the jaw-dropping outlook over the sea from the floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows at the studio they worked in, Karmacrew Recording, on the island of Møn, off Denmark’s South-East coast.


                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Superkilen
                                                        2. Cycles
                                                        3. St. Pancras
                                                        4. Vakler
                                                        5. Balancen
                                                        6. Tvillinger
                                                        7. Tide
                                                        8. Udsigten
                                                        9. Arendal

                                                        Jake Xerxes Fussell

                                                        When I'm Called

                                                          When I’m Called is Jake Xerxes Fussell’s richest work to date, a slate of warm instrumental textures abetting his glowing guitar and weathered baritone. It sees him returning to a well of music that holds lifelong sentimental meaning, contemplating the passage of time and the procession of life’s unexpected offerings. When I’m Called is produced by James Elkington, mixed by Tucker Martine, and features contributions from Elkington (guitar, piano, dobro, synth, organ, pedal steel, mandola, harmonica, arrangements), Blake Mills (guitar), Joan Shelley (vocals), Ben Whiteley (bass), Joe Westerlund (drums, percussion), Robin Holcomb (vocals), Anna Jacobson (horns), Jean Cook (strings), and Hunter Diamond (woodwinds).

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Andy
                                                          2. Cuckoo!
                                                          3. Leaving Here, Don't Know Where I'm Going
                                                          4. Feeing Day
                                                          5. When I'm Called
                                                          6. One Morning In May
                                                          7. Gone To Hilo
                                                          8. Who Killed Poor Robin?
                                                          9. Going To Georgia

                                                          Ani DiFranco

                                                          Unprecedented Sh!t

                                                            These days, every artist’s album needs to have a story. The music can’t speak for itself. But after 22 records, why can’t Ani DiFranco’s work speak for itself? Yes, her forthcoming album is shaped by stories — ones about reproductive freedom, the double-edged sword of the pandemic, identity and ever-evolving belief systems that have shaped each of its 11 songs. It was paramount to the folk-feminist hero that listeners not be saddled with preconceived notions while diving into her 23rd album Unprecedented Sh!t. “I believe there is a rhyme and a reason as to why these songs have come together in this way now and I want people to experience this album as a journey, a piece of art, without being influenced by a cacophony of surrounding narratives.” While many of DiFranco’s albums were made more insularly, she’s opened herself up to collaboration in recent years. For 21 of DiFranco’s 22 albums, she opted to self-produce. With Unprecedented Sh!t, she wanted to try working with a producer and tapped BJ Burton, who produced one of her favorite albums, Bon Iver’s 22, A Million. The title Unprecedented Sh!t is not only representative of how much of a sonic departure the 11-track album is from Ani’s other work, but also a political and social commentary on the current state of the world. “We find ourselves in unprecedented times in many ways, faced with unprecedented challenges. So, our responses to them and our discourse around them, need to rise to that level.”

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Spinning Room
                                                            2. Virus
                                                            3. More Or Less Free
                                                            4. Baby Roe
                                                            5. Unprecedented Sh!t
                                                            6. New Bible
                                                            7. Boots Of A Soldier
                                                            8. You Forgot To Speak
                                                            9. The Thing At Hand
                                                            10. Interlude
                                                            11. The Knowing

                                                            Elvis Presley

                                                            Number One U.S. Singles 1956-62

                                                              Known as the "King of Rock and Roll", Elvis Presley is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. This compilation collects all of Elvis' singles that reached number one on the US pop charts between 1956 and 1962.

                                                              Among other smash hits on this special gatefold edition, are both A and B sides of the single ' Hound Dog' /'Don't Be Cruel' (the most successful Elvis single release, with 11 weeks on the charts), Elvis' second RCA single, ' I Want You, I Need You, I Love You', and the classic rocker Heartbreak Hote' , which peaked at number one and remained on the charts for eight weeks..

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Heartbreak Hotel
                                                              I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
                                                              Hound Dog
                                                              Don't Be Cruel 
                                                              Love Me Tender 
                                                              Too Much 
                                                              All Shook Up 
                                                              (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 
                                                              Jailhouse Rock
                                                              That's All Right Mama
                                                              Don't 
                                                              Hard Headed Woman 
                                                              A Big Hunk O' Love
                                                              Stuck On You 
                                                              It's Now Or Never 
                                                              Are You Lonesome Tonight?
                                                              Surrender
                                                              Good Luck Charm
                                                              One Night

                                                              Henry Mancini

                                                              Essential Henry Mancini

                                                                Henry Mancini is best remembered for his film and television scores. He won a record number of Grammy Awards, plus a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. Mancini had a long collaboration with the film director Blake Edwards and won numerous Academy Awards for the songs in Edwards' films, including "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's, "Days of Wine and Roses" from the movie of the same title, and for the score to Victor Victoria. This release compiles some of Mancini's best works from the late 1950s and early 1960s.

                                                                All compositions composed, arranged, and conducted by Henry Mancini All. Sessions recorded in Hollywood, California.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Moon River From Breakfast At Tiffany's
                                                                Something For Cat From Breakfast At Tiffany's
                                                                Breakfast At Tiffany's From Breakfast At Tiffany's
                                                                Theme From "Hatari!" From Hatari!
                                                                Moon Talk From High Time
                                                                Charade Main Title From Charade
                                                                Megeve From Charade
                                                                Mr. Lucky From Mr. Lucky
                                                                Softly  From Mr. Lucky
                                                                Night Flower From Mr. Lucky
                                                                Dreamsville From Peter Gunn
                                                                Joanna From Peter Gunn
                                                                Touch Of Evil (Main Title) From Touch Of Evil
                                                                The Second Time Around From High Time
                                                                The Soft Touch From Hatari!
                                                                Just For Tonight From Hatari!
                                                                Baby Elephant Walk From Hatari!
                                                                Peter Gunn From Peter Gunn
                                                                Moon River (Vocals By Audrey Hepburn) From Breakfast At Tiffany's
                                                                Days Of Wine And Roses From Days Of Wine And Roses

                                                                Mikahl Anthony

                                                                Muse

                                                                  Hailing from the West side of St. Louis, Missouri, Mikahl Anthony’s sonic roots spread far across the global Alt-Soul / Hip-Hop scene. A highly soughtafter multidisciplinary artist (who has collaborated with the likes of Mick Jenkins, Chance The Rapper, Joey Purp, Smino & more), as well as being a founding member of Chicago’s THEMpeople collective, he now prepares to unveil his masterful full-length debut ‘MUSE’ via R&S Records.

                                                                  Accompanied by several beautiful, self-directed film pieces, MUSE is a record with storytelling at its core. Interspersed with commentary from a range of sources telling their stories to Mikhal, whilst collaboratively analysing their personal experiences, it speaks a candid and honest narrative, which reinforce the heartfelt lyrics within. With the project’s name anchored around a dual meaning acronym (1. Ms. Using sensual energy & 2. Making use of seclusion every day). The record is an audio version of docufilm, that creatively interprets the idea of self-therapy, an internal/interpersonal reflection of life experiences that serendipitously connect to Mikahl’s personal romantic relationships. Mikahl explains: ‘I wanted to use a unique style of songwriting, arrangement and filming with the intention of soundtracking my self-development/maturation process’.

                                                                  On the project’s lasting impression on the listener, Mikahl elaborates ’The exploration of inner truth and vulnerability is key to the future of good music. I want this project to act as symbolism that highlights the mantra that honest approaches and authenticity still has the most value. I also want people to see how important the use of community is when you can connect them to your subject matter...I'd like my audience to observe and engage in their own self-reflections, approaches by way of listening or interacting with the story.’

                                                                  Drifting to an elevated state of consciousness, ‘MUSE’ is a deeply intoxicating and engrossing listening experience from front to back. From the sliding, kaleidoscopic shadows of opening track ‘La Flare’, via the trepidation-laced atmosphere of ‘Polyamorous’ and the hazy, reverb drenched saxophone notes of LP closer ‘Eddie Kane’ - Mikahl channels moments of joy and pain, infused with spirit enriching instrumentation and gritty textures.

                                                                  Visual stimuli play an integral role within Mikahl’s music. His songs represent transparency and openness dipped in funk. Layers of soft velvety vocals emerge from jazz harmonies, trap rhythms, and social commentary sourced from voiceovers/excerpts. His creations are the musical representation of documentary films. His art is imagery embodied.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A1. VINTAGE COLLECTION
                                                                  A2.LA FLARE
                                                                  A3. DEEP AIN’T IT
                                                                  A4. SOOTH SAYINGS
                                                                  A5. MOLLYAMORY
                                                                  B1. OVER THE PHONE
                                                                  B2. CANDYMAN
                                                                  B3. SUPANATURAL
                                                                  B4. BRICK THAT BROKETHE WINDOW
                                                                  B5. SPACE BLUE
                                                                  B6. BUTTAFLIES & BROWNIES

                                                                  Hatti Vatti

                                                                  Zeit

                                                                    One of Poland’s most innovative and singular electronic producers, Hatti Vatti, lands on Belgian giant R&S Records with a new instrumental album filled with unparalleled and experimental jazz electronica. Having released three other full-length albums, most recently 2017’s ‘Saum’, Hatti Vatti aka Piotr Kaliński returns with the breathtaking freeform sounds of ‘Zeit’. Featuring Rafał Dutkiewicz on drums, Paweł Stachowiak on bass and Piotr Chęcki on saxophone, the nine-track long player brings together a collection of eclectic compositions that defies genre classifications, with echoes of the Japanese ambient scene, krautrock, jazz and dubby UK-bass. Prepare to be dazzled with this collection of absorbing and left of centre productions from the label that brought the likes of Aphex Twin, James Blake and Gabriels to international acclaim.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. FROGS
                                                                    2. ZWIERCIADŁO
                                                                    3. UENO
                                                                    4. ZEIT
                                                                    5. BRIDGE
                                                                    6. MAKE SENSE
                                                                    7. LICHT
                                                                    8. FLAGI
                                                                    9. KYO

                                                                    Slowdive

                                                                    Pygmalion - 2024 Reissue

                                                                      Just before they disbanded, Slowdive put out the album Pygmalion in 1995. It was by far their most abstract album, coming from sugary pop on Just For A Day and the mature, experimental Souvlaki. Slowdive began to incorporate more elements of ambient electronica on Pygmalion.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      SIDE A
                                                                      1. Rutti
                                                                      2. Crazy For You
                                                                      3. Miranda
                                                                      4. Trellisaze Side

                                                                      SIDE B
                                                                      1. Cello
                                                                      2. J’s Heaven
                                                                      3. Visions Of LA
                                                                      4. Blue Skied An’ Clear
                                                                      5. All Of Us

                                                                      Slowdive

                                                                      Souvlaki - 2024 Reissue

                                                                        Souvlaki is the second studio album by Slowdive, originally released in 1993. The album contains synthesizer contributions from Brian Eno on “Sing” (which he co-wrote) and “Here She Comes”. Wonderful tunes, captivating lyrics, and excellent cover art. It’s just perfect in all terms

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        SIDE A
                                                                        1. Side One
                                                                        2. Alison
                                                                        3. Machine Gun
                                                                        4. 40 Days
                                                                        5. Sing
                                                                        6. Here She Comes

                                                                        SIDE B
                                                                        1. Souvlaki Space Station
                                                                        2. When The Sun Hits
                                                                        3. Altogether
                                                                        4. Melon Yellow
                                                                        5. Dagger

                                                                        Slowdive

                                                                        Just For A Day - 2024 Reissue

                                                                          Just For A Day is the 1991 debut album by English shoegaze band Slowdive. The production on Slowdive’s debut commenced shortly after they convinced Alan McGee, head of Creation Records, the band had enough songs written for a full-length album. Slowdive actually did not. The group hurriedly began writing songs in the studio, experimenting with sounds during the process.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          SIDE A
                                                                          1. Spanish Air
                                                                          2. Celia's Dream
                                                                          3. Catch The Breeze
                                                                          4. Ballad Of Sister Sue
                                                                          5. Erik's Song

                                                                          SIDE B
                                                                          1. Waves
                                                                          2. Brighter
                                                                          3. The Sadman
                                                                          4. Primal

                                                                          Slowdive

                                                                          Blue Day - 2024 Reissue

                                                                            Blue Day is a compilation album by English shoegaze band Slowdive. It was originally released in 1992 and compiles the first three Slowdive EPs:

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1. Slowdive
                                                                            2. Avalyn 1
                                                                            3. Morningrise
                                                                            4. She Calls

                                                                            SIDE B
                                                                            1. Losing Today
                                                                            2. Shine
                                                                            3. Albatross

                                                                            Will Sergeant

                                                                            Echoes : A Memoir Continued...

                                                                              Scenic Wye Valley isn't the typical place for a rock story to begin, but when Echo & the Bunnymen hit the studio to record their ground-breaking debut album, Crocodiles, it was anything but ordinary. The album was the making of the band - cultivating a cult following which would soon evolve into staggering mainstream success. Their lives would never be the same again.

                                                                              In Echoes, legendary guitarist and founding member of Echo & the Bunnymen, Will Sergeant, recounts the band's whirlwind rise to stardom with his trademark wryness and intelligence. Sharing never-before-told anecdotes - including the heady Rockfield Studio sessions and touring across the US, playing sold-out shows at Whisky a Go Go and experiencing the iconic New York club scene from dusk 'til dawn - and accompanied by snapshots of the cultural, social and political scene at the time, this is a memoir to remember.

                                                                              David Hepworth

                                                                              Hope I Get Old Before I Die : Why Rock Stars Never Retire

                                                                                From the author of Abbey Road comes the story of how enduring rock icons like Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen and many more have remained in the ever changing music game. When Paul McCartney closed Live Aid in July 1985 we thought he was rock's Grand Old Man. He was forty-three years old.

                                                                                As the forty years since have shown he - and many others of his generation - were just getting started. This was the time when live performance took over from records. The big names of the 60s and 70s exploited the age of spectacle that Live Aid had ushered in to enjoy the longest lap of honour in the history of humanity, continuing to go strong long after everyone else had retired.

                                                                                Hence this is a story without precedent, a story in which Elton John plays a royal funeral, Mick Jagger gets a knighthood, Bob Dylan picks up the Nobel Prize, the Beatles become, if anything, bigger than the Beatles and it's beginning to look as though all of the above will, thanks to the march of technology, be playing Las Vegas for ever.

                                                                                Mark Blake

                                                                                Dreams : The Many Lives Of Fleetwood Mac

                                                                                  Fleetwood Mac have had a chart-topping career that spans over fifty years and includes some of the biggest-selling albums and greatest hits of the 20th and 21st centuries. But the band's story is one of enormous triumph and also unimaginable tragedy. There has never been a band in the history of music riven with as much romantic drama, sexual tension and incredible highs and lows as Fleetwood Mac.

                                                                                  Dreams is a must-read for casual Fleetwood Mac fans and die-hard devotees alike. In this unique collection of mini-biographies, observations and essays, Mark Blake explores all eras of the Fleetwood Mac story to explore what it is that has made them one of the most successful bands in history. Blake draws on his own exclusive interviews with Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and the late Peter Green and Christine McVie, and addresses the complex human drama at the heart of the Fleetwood Mac story, including the complicated relationships between the band's main members, but he also dives deep into the towering discography that the band have built over the past half-century.

                                                                                  The popular Vinyl Only label hits release number 20 here with another sure-to-sell-out blend of funk, disco and soul. The brilliantly named Huge Disco Tits EP kicks off with a cheeky number that samples the greatest ginger-haired soul singer of all time. After that one shakes your limbs loose, 'Sock With Lube' brings swooning strings and raw, well-swung drums. 'Midnight Thing' is a percussive jam with funky bass guitar licks and 'Alright Thing' then shuts down with a vibrant blend of horns, strings and big licks. Party starting and loveable as always from this label.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Simply Something
                                                                                  Sock With Lube
                                                                                  Midnight Thing
                                                                                  Alright Thing

                                                                                  Dave Lee's Z Records has always joined the dots between the best of disco past, present and future and this latest 12" is another such sublime gem. This EP opens up with a brand new cut 'Soul Underground', which takes takes a train journey to some of the most famous clubs of the disco era over a warm, bumping, string heavy backing track. Art Of Tones' mix of 'I Want To See You Dance' is a funkier number with hip-swinging claps & layers of energy. Things get super smooth with 'Windy City Theme' (Glenn Underground's Orchestra Electronica Mix) - an irresistibly cosmic remix of one of the most popular cuts from the Metamorphosis album. Add in the lush orchestral reprise & handy acappella and you have a joyous EP to behold.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Soul Underground (Dave's Original Mix)
                                                                                  I Want To See You Dance (Art Of Tones Remix)
                                                                                  Windy City Theme (GU’s Orchestra Electronica Mix)
                                                                                  It’s Got To Be Love (Reprise)
                                                                                  Soul Underground (Acappella)

                                                                                  JS Aka JAMES ZEITER

                                                                                  JS 07

                                                                                  JS is an alias of James Zeiter and is also the name of his own label. This seventh transmission once again showcases his signature take on minimal, dub and techno. 'JS-07' rolls out with deep, pillow drums and well buried sub bass that slowly sweeps you up and locks you into a state of hypnosis. 'JS-07R' on the flip side is run through with slightly more warmth and light, like beams of sun piercing the surface of an ocean and catching microscopic organisms floating on the sea bed. It's a heady sound full of soul.



                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  JS-07
                                                                                  JS-07R

                                                                                  The American Analog Set

                                                                                  The Golden Band - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                    The ethereal third album from Texas’s slowcore first wavers. A lethargic, sparse, and autumnal album, 'The Golden Band' is where The American Analog Set developed the courage to drive 40 KPH on the autobahn. Issued on Emperor Jones in 1999, this 25th anniversary Numero edition has been remastered from the original tapes and flawlessly reproduced in a gorgeous tip on sleeve. When are you quitting the scene?

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. Weather Report
                                                                                    2. Good Friend Is Always Around
                                                                                    3. It's All About Us
                                                                                    4. A Schoolboy's Charm
                                                                                    5. The Wait
                                                                                    6. New Drifters I
                                                                                    7. New Drifters II
                                                                                    8. New Drifters III
                                                                                    9. New Drifters IV
                                                                                    10. Golden Band
                                                                                    11. I Must Soon Quit The Scene
                                                                                    12. Will The Real Danny Radnor Please Stand?

                                                                                    Bill Callahan

                                                                                    Resuscitate!

                                                                                      The date was March 6th, 2023. Bill Callahan strode onto the stage at Chicago’s Thalia Hall, flanked by Matt Kinsey on guitar, Dustin Laurenzi on alto sax and Jim White on the kit. They all were feeling good, and it seemed like the crowd was also. But that wasn’t all. They had some special surprises planned... take it away, Bill....

                                                                                      “This is a live album that was taken from the tour for 'YTI⅃AƎЯ'. Songs tend to mutate after they’ve been recorded. These songs were mutating faster than usual. Like whatever happened to Bruce Banner in the lab - I knew these songs were about to get superpowers. As far as I was concerned, this change needed to be documented.

                                                                                      The best thing about documenting something is that it gives the creator permission to move on should they wish to move on. I usually prefer to move on.

                                                                                      These songs were recorded in Chicago, America’s heart. And at one of the best clubs in the country - I try to only work with venues that are not entangled with LiveNation/Ticketmaster. Thalia Hall, baby. Stay free.

                                                                                      The date was mid-point in the tour, so I knew we’d be as hot as we were
                                                                                      going to get. Not too green, not too brown.

                                                                                      There was the thought, 'let’s take this op to make it something special'.
                                                                                      So we took advantage of Chicago’s easily accessible players - we got
                                                                                      Nick Mazzarella to add alto sax to one song, and from the opening band, Pascal Kerong’A to sing on a song, and Nathaniel Ballinger on piano on one song - and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to invite Joshua Abrams and Lisa Alvarado to play on 'Natural Information'.

                                                                                      The hardest part of making the record was cutting songs out - it
                                                                                      could have been a triple album. But I don’t know, maybe the show should have been this short?”

                                                                                      - Bill Callahan

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. First Bird
                                                                                      2. Coyotes
                                                                                      3. Keep Some Steady
                                                                                      4. Friends Around
                                                                                      5. Partition
                                                                                      6. Drover
                                                                                      7. Pigeons
                                                                                      8. Everyway
                                                                                      9. Naked Souls
                                                                                      10. Natural
                                                                                      11. Information
                                                                                      12. Planets

                                                                                      King Krule

                                                                                      SHHHHHHH! EP

                                                                                        Collection of tracks all originally released on individual flexi-discs on King Krule's SHHHHH tour. Those were super limited and so is this, so don't hang about! 

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. Achtung!
                                                                                        2. It's All Soup Now
                                                                                        3. Time For Slurp
                                                                                        4. Whaleshark

                                                                                        Unknown

                                                                                        Belpaese 11

                                                                                          Straight Outta Belpaese, MORE disco – exotica – balearic- Italo-funk for the demanding digger!!!

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1. Un Colpo Al Cuore
                                                                                          B1. Inevitabile

                                                                                          The third outing from the Do It Now Recordings crew looks to Pigsie's 'Haunted'. It's a perfectly zoned-out slice dreamy and organic deep house for open-air dancing under the sun - the sort of thing that you'd hear at an All Day I Dream party. After that sublime original comes three remixes starting with DJ Jauche who adds some distinctive Afro-house flavours before J. Axel keeps the airy, light melodies and supple drums in place but brings some extra twinkling keys. Last of all is Mattias Vogt whose version is a hypnotic roller with pads smeared across the face of the tune and delightfully innocent melodies floating about the mix.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          Side 1
                                                                                          1. "Haunted"
                                                                                          2. "Haunted" (DJ Jauche Rework)

                                                                                          Side 2
                                                                                          1. "Haunted" (J Axel Remix)
                                                                                          2. "Haunted" (Matthias Vogt Remix)

                                                                                          We Are Winter’s Blue And Radiant Children

                                                                                          No More Apocalypse Father

                                                                                            WAWBARC is Mathieu Ball (BIG|BRAVE) + Efrim Manuel Menuck (Thee Silver Mt Zion, Godspeed You! Black Emperor) + Jonathan Downs (Ada) + Patch (Ada). On “NO MORE APOCALYPSE FATHER” they present six modal lullabies drenched in seared distortion, slathered across striding electronic pulses.

                                                                                            Ball and Menuck began creating music in and for the bleakest moments of Montréal winters: “We’re honoring that idea of winter, when you come inside and your house is warm, a place that only exists because of how cold it is outside,” says Menuck. They later recruited Downs and Patch to flesh out their initial ideas. Menuck met them in 2015 when recording Ada’s final album at Montréal’s Hotel2Tango — where they reconvened to make this record.

                                                                                            “NO MORE APOCALYPSE FATHER” is an album about witnessing bleakness from a place of safety. Carrying newfound descriptive depth, thanks to the quartet’s open-ended songs freeing him from writing in meter, Menuck likens his lyrics to photorealism. On opener ‘Rats and Roses’ he sings of an unnamed city struck by an unknown cataclysm, but the details are local: specifically, his neighbors inadvertently poisoning birds when tackling a rat infestation. It’s backed by blown out synths and guitars reaching a soaring crescendo. “Seeing things from a distance and not being able to intervene happens a lot on the record,” Menuck explains. “If you’re a feeling and thinking person, that’s just part of the human condition. We watch horror unfolding from afar, unable to do anything concrete to change it.”

                                                                                            A powerless witness, able to describe but not intervene. ‘Dangling Blanket From A Balcony (White Phosphorous)’ references Michael Jackson holding his child over a hotel balcony in 2002 the bizarre media spectacle still lodged in Menuck’s psyche. This and the album’s closing track also elegize white phosphorous, a technology of war designed to light up battlefields but capable of inflicting horrific burns on those it touches. Illumination and horror in one, here underpinning scenes picturesque and terrifying. “The last song ‘(Goodnight)

                                                                                            White Phosphorous’ is deliberately like a lullaby,” says Menuck. “Written from the viewpoint of watching white phosphorous falling outside your window.”

                                                                                            Scorched and tarnished and laden with harrowing imagery, “NO MORE APOCALYPSE FATHER” is also a record bathed in light: the bewilderment of hopeful spirits witnessing despair, watching a blizzard of distress unfold outside from a place of relative shelter and comfort. You could call that emotional ambivalence, maybe numbness. But those words are too passive for the weight of conflicted feeling resonating through the album.

                                                                                            “I never know how I feel on an overcast day when the sun is still bright despite the grayness and the light is very flat. The colours become more saturated, and you see a single flower, say a morning glory, whose colour is so vibrant beneath the gray, I don’t know if that’s a lovely sensation or a terrible sensation. It’s both,” says Menuck.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            Rats And Roses
                                                                                            Tremble Pour Light
                                                                                            No More Apocalypse Father
                                                                                            Uncloudy Days
                                                                                            Dangling Blanket From A Balcony (White Phosphorous)
                                                                                            (Goodnight) White Phosphorous

                                                                                            Akiyo

                                                                                            Excursions In Gwoka Vol 2 - Incl. Beakplus & CW Remixes

                                                                                            Excursions in Gwoka vol. 2 is another adventurous outing for the Beauty & the Beat label that takes them ever deeper into the gwoka scene of Guadeloupe. it is the celebrated carnival outfit Akiyo who are in focus here with two tracks taken from second and supremely hard-to-find long player, Mouvman, in 1993. 'Deboule' is a real heater with bustling drum funk and chatting tribal vocals all run through with synth wizardry from Marie-Galante Jacques-Marie Basses. 'Blo' is just as steamy and intern with percussion, whistles and big beats all making quite the impact. Breakplus adds a London twist to 'Deboule' while CW adds a cosmic air to 'Blo.'

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            Deboule
                                                                                            Blo
                                                                                            Deboule (Beakplus’ Broken Tribute Remix)
                                                                                            Blo (CW Edit)

                                                                                            SUUNS

                                                                                            The Breaks

                                                                                              On their seventh long player The Breaks – their second for Joyful Noise Recordings – SUUNS are lost in limbo. For some artists, being caught in flux may result in songs that are either naive, out of touch or both, simply as a consequence of being cut off from human civilization. But for SUUNS, a band who have grown more than comfortable in the oblique and the intermediate, it actually had the opposite effect. The Breaks marks the Montreal experimental rock outfit’s most emotionally resonant and tonally rich collection of music to date.

                                                                                              The trio of Ben Shemie, Joseph Yarmush and Liam O’ Neill leans more zealously than ever into their pop instincts. Yet remarkably enough, with that same dauntless abandon, SUUNS have mined a more extreme sonic palette this time around, one that stretches far beyond their core fundamentals as a band. The Breaks finds Shemie, O’Neill and Yarmush gleefully experimenting with loops, synths, samples and MIDI-instruments like a post-millennial Tangerine Dream messing with downtempo triphop beats. O’ Neill took point in the producer’s chair for The Breaks, arranging, structuring and editing many of Shemie and Yarmush’s ideas from sporadic rehearsal sessions into Pro Tools, reimagining the songs over and over during a two-year time frame.

                                                                                              Forged between countless plane rides, road trips, van tours and text threads, The Breaks became a product of endurance and a lot of trial-and-error. It’s a record forged in tight fissions of freedom, where spells of whispered intimacy – like on the stunning ballad “Doreen” – are allowed to branch out into the vast glacial dreamscapes of the album’s majestic title track. It captures SUUNS at their most panoramic, curious and exuberant: a constant relay of being adrift and enlightened anew, geared up to eleven. And guess what: the wheels keep on spinning.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              Vanishing Point
                                                                                              Fish On A String
                                                                                              Rage
                                                                                              Road Signs And Meanings
                                                                                              Overture
                                                                                              Wave
                                                                                              Doreen
                                                                                              The Breaks

                                                                                              Snõõper / Prison Affair

                                                                                              Split

                                                                                                Two of the biggest names in "egg" Punk (or whatever stupid subgenre you want to call it) come together for a split single sure to dominate the world this Summer. Barcelona's favourite felons Prison Affair have teamed with Nashville's Snooper for 6 tracks of the catchiest punk songs sure to hit this year! Be sure to catch them both touring across Europe Summer 24!



                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Snõõper - Company Car
                                                                                                2. Snõõper - Waste
                                                                                                3. Snõõper - Security
                                                                                                4. Prison Affair - Algo Huele Mal
                                                                                                5. Prison Affair - Apuñalamiento (pero Entre Colegas)
                                                                                                6. Prison Affair - Quizas

                                                                                                Orville Peck

                                                                                                Stampede

                                                                                                  Critically acclaimed, Orville Peck has long dreamed of making Stampede, a duets album with singers, songwriters, and fellow musicians he’s long admired. And now, music icons, rebels and newcomers join hand-in-hand with Orville on his third full-length body of work to help create a two-part record that tips its hat to music’s past, present, and future. Orville just released the first part to this project Stampede: Vol.1 on 5/10 with duets such as Willie Nelson, Midland, Elton John, Allison Russell, Noah Cyrus, Bu Cuaron and Nathaniel Rateliff. Slant Magazine describes Volume 1 as "a reflection of both the singer’s dedication to the genre and his desire not to be confined by it." The full project is releasing on 8/2 with more exciting duets to be announced. 

                                                                                                  Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine

                                                                                                  Post Historic Monsters - 2024 Remaster

                                                                                                    Formed in 1987 Fruitbat and Jim Bob, Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine burst onto the scene with their signature style of punk-pop infused with samples, drum machines, and social commentary.

                                                                                                    Hot on the heels of their No. 1 album '1992 The Love Album', which propelled the band to pop stardom, Carter USM returned with 'Post Historic Monsters'. To move away from the sound they had become known for, the band explored new musical styles with Jim Bob beginning to write more personal lyrics. The results were met with critical acclaim, and the album climbed to No. 5 on the UK album charts.

                                                                                                    This new edition features the complete album newly remastered on CD 1, including the singles 'Lean On Me I Won't Fall Over' and 'Lenny And Terrence'. CD 2 features rarities, B-sides, and the single 'Glam Rock Cops', whilst CD 3 boasts a new live album 'Up Pompey! - Live In Portsmouth' recorded on tour in 1993. Completing the set is a DVD featuring promo videos, Top Of The Pops appearances, plus a recently unearthed recording of the band playing at their spiritual home, Brixton Academy, during the Post Historic Monsters tour. All appearing on DVD for the first time and accompanied by exclusive new commentary by Jim Bob and Fruitbat.


                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    LP Tracklist:
                                                                                                    1. 2 Million Years B.C.
                                                                                                    2. The Music That Nobody Likes
                                                                                                    3. Mid Day Crisis
                                                                                                    4. Cheer Up, It Might Never Happen
                                                                                                    5. Stuff The Jubilee!
                                                                                                    6. A Bachelor For Baden Powell
                                                                                                    7. Spoilsports Personality Of The Year
                                                                                                    8. Suicide Isn’t Painless
                                                                                                    9. Being Here
                                                                                                    10. Evil
                                                                                                    11. Sing Fat Lady Sing
                                                                                                    12. Travis
                                                                                                    13. Lean On Me I Won’t Fall Over
                                                                                                    14. Lenny And Terence
                                                                                                    15. Under The Thumb And Over The Moon
                                                                                                    16. Glam Rock Cops
                                                                                                    17. Hit
                                                                                                    18. Always The Bridesmaid Never The Bride
                                                                                                    19. Her Song
                                                                                                    20. Commercial Fucking Suicide (Part 1)
                                                                                                    21. Stuff The Jubilee (1977)


                                                                                                    CD1: Post Historic Monsters (2024 Remaster):
                                                                                                    1. 2 Million Years B.C.
                                                                                                    2. The Music That Nobody Likes
                                                                                                    3. Mid Day Crisis
                                                                                                    4. Cheer Up, It Might Never Happen
                                                                                                    5. Stuff The Jubilee!
                                                                                                    6. A Bachelor For Baden Powell
                                                                                                    7. Spoilsports Personality Of The Year
                                                                                                    8. Suicide Isn’t Painless
                                                                                                    9. Being Here
                                                                                                    10. Evil
                                                                                                    11. Sing Fat Lady Sing
                                                                                                    12. Travis
                                                                                                    13. Lean On Me I Won’t Fall Over
                                                                                                    14. Lenny And Terence
                                                                                                    15. Under The Thumb And Over The Moon

                                                                                                    CD2: Singles & B-Sides:
                                                                                                    1. Lean On Me I Won’t Fall Over (Radio Version)
                                                                                                    2. Hit
                                                                                                    3. Always The Bridesmaid Never The Bride
                                                                                                    4. Lenny And Terence (Sexy Daytime Radio Mix)
                                                                                                    5. Her Song
                                                                                                    6. Commercial Fucking Suicide (Part 1)
                                                                                                    7. Stuff The Jubilee! (Extra Special Radio Only Version)
                                                                                                    8. Glam Rock Cops
                                                                                                    9. Glam Rock Cops (Kojak Dub)
                                                                                                    10 .Glam Rock Cops (Regan And Carter Mix)
                                                                                                    11. Glam Rock Cops (Sweeney Instrumental)

                                                                                                    CD3: Up Pompey! – Live In Portsmouth:
                                                                                                    1. 2 Million Years B.C.
                                                                                                    2. Spoilsports Personality Of The Year
                                                                                                    3. Mid Day Crisis
                                                                                                    4. My Second To Last Will And Testament
                                                                                                    5. Rubbish
                                                                                                    6. Cheer Up, It Might Never Happen
                                                                                                    7. A Bachelor For Baden Powell
                                                                                                    8. Say It With Flowers
                                                                                                    9. Do Re Me, So Far So Good
                                                                                                    10 .The Only Living Boy In New Cross
                                                                                                    11. The Taking Of Peckham 123
                                                                                                    12. Travis
                                                                                                    13. After The Watershed (Early Learning The Hard Way)
                                                                                                    14. Bloodsport For All
                                                                                                    15. Lean On Me I Won’t Fall Over
                                                                                                    16. Lenny And Terence
                                                                                                    17. Suicide Isn’t Painless
                                                                                                    18. Sheriff Fatman
                                                                                                    19. Stuff The Jubilee!
                                                                                                    20. G. I. Blues.

                                                                                                    DVD: Live At Brixton Academy ‘93: The Official Bootleg

                                                                                                    Thurston Moore

                                                                                                    Flow Critical Lucidity

                                                                                                      The Daydream Library Series record label has confirmed Thurston’s new full length album Flow Critical Lucidity. The album will arrive in stores on September 20, 2024. Fans of Sonic Youth & Thurston Moore will be delighted to learn that all tracks from the album will be released via vinyl, compact disc & cassette.

                                                                                                      Thurston Moore’s forthcoming album, FLOW CRITICAL LUCIDITY is his ninth solo recording. Some of the songs were written & arranged in Europe and The United Kingdom and include lyrical references to their environments and inspired by nature, lucid dreaming, modern dance and Isadora Duncan. The album was arranged at La Becque in Switzerland and recorded at Total Refreshment Studios in London in 2022, and mixed at Hermitage Studios in London with Margo Broom in 2023.

                                                                                                      Flow Critical Lucidity comes from a lyric in the single ‘Sans Limites’ and the album sleeve cover art features Jamie Nares’ ‘Samurai Walkman’ — a helmet befitted with tuning forks. Jamie Nares (born in Great Britain) is a life long friend of Thurston Moore from his New York No Wave days and the two have often collaborated in art & music.

                                                                                                      SINGLES released surrounding the release of the album: In 2023 Thurston released two singles: the energetic Isadora Duncan inspired ‘Isadora’ with a music video starring Sky Ferreira. ‘Hypnogram’ which the press called “one of the most intensely cerebral cuts Moore has ever released, he blends the more melodic moments of his former band with the layered, heady flourishes of his bassist Deb Googe’s main band, My Bloody Valentine. Emphatically conveying the feeling of dreams, the new material has fans excited for what the American has in store with his next album.” In April of 2024 Thurston shared the stirring Earth Day anthem ‘Rewilding’. The musician delivered chilling lines as he ruminated on the removal of the human hand from nature, “…Don’t stir anything…”. Moore sang about renewal, and a period for friends of the Earth to sleep and realise a natural way by “coralmorphologically dreaming”. The musician said the U.K.’s rewilding movement aspires to reduce human influence on ecosystems.

                                                                                                      The Players:
                                                                                                      Vocals, Guitar: Thurston Moore
                                                                                                      Bass: Deb Googe
                                                                                                      Electronics: Jon Leidecker
                                                                                                      Piano, organ, guitar, glockenspiel: James Sedwards
                                                                                                      Percussion: Jem Doulton
                                                                                                      Backing vocals: Laetitia Sadier on ‘Sans Limites’
                                                                                                      Lyrics: Radieux Radio, except ‘Shadow’
                                                                                                      Recorded in London at Total Refreshment Centre and mixed by Margo Broom

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. New In Town
                                                                                                      2. Sans Limites
                                                                                                      3. Shadow
                                                                                                      4. Hypnogram
                                                                                                      5. We Get High
                                                                                                      6. Rewilding
                                                                                                      7. The Diver
                                                                                                      (Bonus Track Included On A Clear Flexi Disc.) – “Isadora (Bedazzled Mix)”

                                                                                                      Peter Alexander Jobson

                                                                                                      Burn The Ration Books Of Love

                                                                                                        This is Northumberland songwriter, poet, raconteur and old friend of Piccadilly Records, Peter Alexander Jobson's debut solo album and it's an absolute treat.

                                                                                                        Recorded at his home studio and produced by Ben Christophers, the album is an extraordinary collection that blends genres as diverse as country-flavoured psychedelia and cocktail jazz with the spirit of the Northern variety circuit. His vocals answer the question: what if Serge Gainsbourg had been born in the North East of England? Inspirations include Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Scott Walker, blues and country legends like Robert Johnson and Hank Williams, and Northern entertainers of days past like Les Dawson and the great Jake Thackray.

                                                                                                        Jobson made his name as bass guitarist and keyboard player in I Am Kloot. After six albums and 16 successful years together the cult trio of Jobson, drummer Andy Hargreaves and singer/guitarist John Bramwell broke up after a final triumphant performance at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the 2016 Meltdown Festival on London's South Bank. I Am Kloot were noted for their distinctive sound, the jazzy swing of Jobson and built a fervent following both in the UK and across Europe, culminating in a Mercury Music Prize nomination for their lavish fifth album, 'Sky At Night' - produced by Elbow's Guy Garvey and Craig Potter in 2010.

                                                                                                        Heavily autobiographical in inspiration, the songs on 'Burn The Ration Books Of Love' are deeply rooted in Jobson's lived experience, and in his geographical roots in Northumberland, with its wild, windswept coastline, rugged hills and moors, and extensive agricultural farmland where his family have worked the land for generations.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        Holiday (Live)
                                                                                                        Mountain
                                                                                                        The Night Of The Fire
                                                                                                        Taxi Supplies
                                                                                                        Go Go
                                                                                                        Foolish Boy
                                                                                                        Please Please Please
                                                                                                        Home
                                                                                                        Kesta
                                                                                                        Just 'Cause I'm Dead
                                                                                                        Burn The Ration Books Of Love

                                                                                                        Liz Lamere

                                                                                                        One Never Knows

                                                                                                          Minimalism from NYC in the vein of Alan Vega from his partner and featuring their son Dante Vega Lamere.

                                                                                                          Pledging to Keep It Alive with her debut album in 2022 (In The Red), Liz Lamere doubles down with her latest full-length second album, One Never Knows, released on In The Red. Dedicated to her late partner Alan Vega, with whom she collaborated on his solo works for over three decades, Lamere’s minimalist approach to creating music is clearly in line with the Vega aesthetic that she helped develop with him during countless experimental hours in the studio since the late ’80s.

                                                                                                          Lamere teamed up again with her and Vega’s son Dante Vega Lamere in their Dujang Prang NYC home studio surrounded by the Suicide singer’s spectacular light sculptures, co-producer Jared Artaud, and mixing and mastering engineers Ted Young and Josh Bonati.

                                                                                                          Vega had always encouraged Lamere to create her own music. After he passed away, she began writing as a form of catharsis which became the inspirational bedrock for her solo music. Lamere said, “At the end of Alan’s life, he was using the expression ‘one never knows’ to underscore that we don’t know how much time we have in this realm or where this journey will lead us. It was a phrase that had resonated so much for me. Alan taught me to go bravely into the unknown; to be fully present in the moment and deeply explore what is already here.”

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. King City Ghost
                                                                                                          2. Strike
                                                                                                          3. Vibration
                                                                                                          4. Mind
                                                                                                          5. Moment
                                                                                                          6. If Only
                                                                                                          7. No Regrets

                                                                                                          Passepartout Duo And Inoyama Land

                                                                                                          Radio Yugawara

                                                                                                            Kindred spirits Passepartout Duo and Inoyama Land embody the essence of play – charting a new chapter and reinvigorating the environmental music and electronic landscape.

                                                                                                            Passepartout Duo is formed of Nicoletta Favari (IT) and Christopher Salvito (IT/US), who since 2015 have been on a continuous journey travelling the world’s corners, engaged in a creative process they term “slow music”.

                                                                                                            Having been guests of many notable artist residencies and with live performances in cultural spaces and institutions, their evocative music escapes categorisation. With no fixed abode their musical pilgrimage brought them to Japan first in 2019, which prompted a deep connection to Kankyō Ongaku ‘environmental music’, a genre in which Inoyama Land is often associated with, soundtracking the duo’s first immersive experience.

                                                                                                            In 2023 the duo revisited Japan and set out to reconnect in particular with the music of Inoyama Land, performed by Makoto Inoue and Yasushi Yamashita. The highly revered album ‘Danzindan-Pojidon’ (1983) produced by Haruomi Hosono amongst other well publicized and acclaimed reissues (Light in The Attic Records’ Grammy-nominated compilation ‘Kankyō Ongaku’), produced a global resurgence and admiration of the environmental music movement. Nicoletta took the lead to seek out Inoyama Land and in making contact successfully their intrigue and eagerness to meet was warmly reciprocated, and the group scheduled to meet in the form of a spontaneous improvisation session. “We’re deeply concerned with what it means to be a duo, and what it means for people to connect through music.”

                                                                                                            Radio Yugawara was recorded in 2023 in Makoto Inoue’s hometown of Yugawara where his family runs a kindergarten, whose space has doubled as a Sunday recording studio. Upon arriving a circle of four tables was set up in the school’s auditorium - the tables were carefully populated with children’s instruments: a full set of handbells, a glockenspiel, a xylophone, recorders, melodicas, and harmonicas. Surrounding the tables were racks hanging all sorts of bells and wind chimes and within this environment each performer set up their own electronic instruments. Dialling into each other, a simple set of playground ‘game rules’ was devised where time was divided into three separate sessions (1) ‘only electronic instruments’, ‘only acoustic’, and ‘a mix of both’, (2) ‘revolving duets’ each taking turns to play through a cycle of ‘four duos’ and (3) ‘anything permitted’, accumulating to more than three hours of material which was then carefully distilled into succinct tracks. The alluring album opener ‘Strange Clouds’ oscillates into view, setting a lush scenery built from a bed of synthesisers and the first glimpse of the chromaplane, the hand-built analogue instrument designed by Passepartout Duo, featuring a touchless interface and endless organic sounds that underpin the album’s 11-track inlets. Percussive pulses act as the heartbeat to ‘Abstract Pets’ before earthy sub-swells open the pathway to glistening glockenspiels and wind chimes. The atmosphere shapeshifts with ‘Simoom’ and ‘Tangerine Fields’ with swirling synth lines and subliminal beats resembling changes in weather patterns. At the centre points the idyllic ‘Observatory’ and ‘Mosaic’ could illuminate the deepest oceans before the hypnotic, arpeggiating synth lines in the otherworldly ‘Xiloteca’ propel the album towards ‘Solivago’, with its gentle lullaby of playful ambience. The reflective closer ‘Axolotl Dreams’ resolves their somewhat chance meeting with elegant pastoral chord strokes and uplifting synth swells, sending final signals upwards into the ether.

                                                                                                            Radio Yugawara is a unique one-off transmission from a specific place and point in time, unlikely to ever occur again. The respective duo’s approach can really be described as “tuning in”, a tuning into each other, to themselves, and to the surrounding nature of Yugawara. Like waves that travel off-world, sounds travel through the universe and can be lost forever if we don’t seek them out. In finding a harmonic affinity within their instruments and a spiritual kinship in their interwoven performance, Radio Yugawara at its core is an interpretation of feeling, of close human interaction and the true essence of discovery.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            A1. Strange Clouds
                                                                                                            A2. Abstract Pets
                                                                                                            A3. Simoom
                                                                                                            A4. Tangerine Fields
                                                                                                            A5. Observatory

                                                                                                            B1. Mosaic
                                                                                                            B2. King In A Nutshell
                                                                                                            B3. Xiloteca
                                                                                                            B4. Solivago
                                                                                                            B5. Berceuse
                                                                                                            B6. Axolotl Dreams 

                                                                                                            Penguin Cafe

                                                                                                            Rain Before Seven... - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                              Coloured vinyl repress of Penguin Cafe album Rain Before Seven… A sense of optimism infuses Penguin Cafe’s fifth studio album, not the braggadocious, overconfident kind, but more a blithe, self-effacing optimism in keeping with the national character. Even when all signs point to the contrary, it operates within the certainty that things are going to be alright. Probably.

                                                                                                              The title comes from an old weather proverb with the rhyming prognostication — fine before eleven — hinting at a happy ending, irrespective of the science: “I found it in a book and I'd never heard it before,” says Arthur Jeffes, leader of Penguin Cafe. “It has faintly optimistic overtones and I quite like it. It's fallen out of usage recently but it does describe English weather patterns coming in off the Atlantic.”

                                                                                                              From the widescreen reverie of opener ‘Welcome to London’ with its cheeky nod to Morricone to ‘Goldfinch Yodel’, the self-described “Maypole banger” at the denouement, there’s a welcome sense of sanguinity, always with an undercurrent of exotic rhythmic exuberance. Playfulness pervades, with a titular nod to A Matter of Life... from 2011, the last album title that concluded with an ellipsis. That Penguin Cafe debut is the bridge between the legendary Penguin Cafe Orchestra, led by Arthur’s father Simon Jeffes, and the much- loved descendent, led by Arthur.

                                                                                                              “Stylistically it's really satisfying to get back to playful rhythms and instruments,” says the younger Jeffes, who kept the group’s debut from 12 years ago in mind when writing the new album. “Certainly when starting out, I became aware that we’d stopped using quite a few of the textures that had been there at the beginning—and it was certainly there in my dad's earlier stuff. So there's a lot of balafon and textures from completely different parts of the world, musically and geographically: ukuleles, cuatros and melodicas that you can hear.”

                                                                                                              Encouraged by co-producer Robert Raths, the rhythmic elements of Rain Before Seven... have never been more to the fore and, at times, even hint at the electronic. ‘Find Your Feet’, for instance, is underpinned with more than just a pulse. Mixed by Tom Chichester-Clark, it brings to the musical melange what Arthur describes as a “near electronic feel”. He adds, excitedly: “There are elements of fun here which we haven't really done with the last three records.” Another ebullient highlight is ‘In Re Budd’, dedicated to the late ambient godfather Harold Budd, who Arthur discovered had died on the day he’d been writing the celebratory ear worm with a deceptively tricky syncopation. Played on an upright piano with some “prepared” felt to accentuate the bounce, Jeffes feels a track with an Afro Cuban Cafe vibe would appeal to Budd’s contrariness.

                                                                                                              Chuck Johnson

                                                                                                              Sun Glories

                                                                                                                On his new album Sun Glories, Oakland-based musician, composer, and producer Chuck Johnson explores themes of time, memory, and illusion through his unique blend of pedal steel, synths, organs, strings, and drums. Opening track "Teleos" explores the linear and cyclical qualities of time itself through episodic sections and motifs, which evoke the bittersweet relief and nostalgia that flood the senses with the arrival of the first warm and sunny day after a long, dark, and rainy stretch of winter. According to Johnson, the piece "took a surprising turn when I started adding guitar textures that recall the music I played and listened to when I was much younger." Evocative fields of guitars and pedal steel conspire to spark an intoxicating palimpsest of memories, before being ushered forward by an improvisatory and propulsive drum performance from Ryan Jewell.

                                                                                                                The guitar-based "Sylvanshine" captures a moment between improvisation and nascent composition, elevated by a radiant glissandi performance by electro-acoustic saxophonist Cole Pulice. "This track is an appreciative nod to Rachika Nayar, whose recent works have re-opened the electric guitar for me and inspired me to play that instrument again after a hiatus of several years," explains Johnson.

                                                                                                                On "Ground Wave" Johnson revisits the composition technique of weaving a small string ensemble into clouds of pedal steel, similar to his approach on "Red Branch Bell' from his 2021 LP The Cinder Grove. "When the pedal steel solo comes in at about 3:30, I wanted to make it feel like the ground suddenly disappearing from under the listener’s feet." To achieve his vision for this piece, Johnson work with cellist Clarice Jensen (who Johnson has worked with on film scores and in live performances), and violinist Emily Packard (who Johnson knew from his time at Mills College), both of whom layered multiple parts to create a virtual chamber ensemble.

                                                                                                                The album concludes with "Broken Spectre," a play on a term describing a ghostly optical illusion caused by sunlight bending over a mountain covered in mist or clouds. Once again Johnson's gorgeous pedal steel melodies build into a hypnotic swirl, which develops an epic sense of grandeur with the addition of Ryan Jewell's anthemic drumming. As the mist clears and the sun breaks through, this final track leaves the listener with a feeling of hope and resolution.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Teleos
                                                                                                                Superior Mirage
                                                                                                                Hovering
                                                                                                                Sylvanshine
                                                                                                                Ground Wave
                                                                                                                Broken Spectre

                                                                                                                The Softies

                                                                                                                The Bed I Made

                                                                                                                  The Softies, comprised of Rose Melberg and Jen Sbragia, embody timeless themes of friendship and self-discovery through their minimalist pop soundworld. Since their formation in 1994, they've created uncluttered and fearlessly vulnerable music, contrasting with prevailing trends. The Bed I Made, The Softies’ first new studio album in 24 years, showcases growth while reflecting on life's complexities with lyrics drawn from real experiences.

                                                                                                                  Despite individual pursuits and personal losses, Melberg and Sbragia reunite, channeling grief and rejuvenation into an album that captures the essence of their enduring friendship and offers hope and renewal amid life's challenges. Through their perfectly-paired harmonies and telepathic playing, they navigate the present, past, and future, offering a poignant continuation of their musical legacy, resonating like time spent with an old friend who knows you best.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  Go Back In Time
                                                                                                                  I Said What I Said
                                                                                                                  To You From Me
                                                                                                                  Tiny Flame
                                                                                                                  When I Started Loving You
                                                                                                                  Just Someone
                                                                                                                  California Highway 99
                                                                                                                  Dial Tone
                                                                                                                  The Bed I Made
                                                                                                                  23rd Birthday
                                                                                                                  Sigh Sigh Sigh
                                                                                                                  Headphones
                                                                                                                  Foot Path
                                                                                                                  Don’t Fall Apart

                                                                                                                  Fleetwood Mac

                                                                                                                  Alternative Live - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                    A fourteen-song LP pulled from the Fleetwood Mac Super Deluxe release, including a further seven songs from the Tusk tour, four from the 1977 Rumours tour and three from the 1982 Mirage tour. This special 2LP becomes available again following a limited release in 2021.



                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                    1. Second Hand News
                                                                                                                    2. The Chain
                                                                                                                    3. Think About Me
                                                                                                                    4. What Makes You Think You’re The One
                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                    1. Gold Dust Woman
                                                                                                                    2. Brown Eyes
                                                                                                                    3. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)
                                                                                                                    Side C
                                                                                                                    1. Angel
                                                                                                                    2. Hold Me
                                                                                                                    3. Tusk
                                                                                                                    4. You Make Loving Fun
                                                                                                                    Side D
                                                                                                                    1. Sisters Of The Moon
                                                                                                                    2. Songbird
                                                                                                                    3. Blue Letter

                                                                                                                    Blind Pilot

                                                                                                                    In The Shadow Of The Holy Mountain

                                                                                                                      Produced by Josh Kaufman (The Hold Steady, Bonny Light Horsemen), 'In the Shadow of the Holy Mountain' brings a potent new energy to the elegantly composed folk/indie-rock of Blind Pilot. In a profound step forward for the band, their fourth full-length - and first since 'And Then Like Lions' (2016) - unfolds with an exquisite fluidity, fully harnessing the chemistry they’ve shown in sharing stages with The Shins, Andrew Bird, and Gregory Alan Isakov and on festivals like Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. Jacaranda
                                                                                                                      2. Brave
                                                                                                                      3. Pocket Knife
                                                                                                                      4. Don’t You Know
                                                                                                                      5. Just A Bird
                                                                                                                      6. Coming Back
                                                                                                                      7. Faces Of Light
                                                                                                                      8. One Drop
                                                                                                                      9. Lucky
                                                                                                                      10. Bitter Water
                                                                                                                      11. Believe Me

                                                                                                                      Aphex Twin

                                                                                                                      Selected Ambient Works Volume II (Expanded Edition)

                                                                                                                        Written when Aphex Twin (Richard D. James) was in his early 20s, 'Selected Ambient Works Volume II' gained critical acclaim both upon release and retrospectively (10/10 Pitchfork review, #2 Best Ambient Album of All Time, 4 star Rolling Stone review +more). Aphex Twin and SAW II’s influence continues to grow and take new meaning across generations. Now celebrating it's 30th anniversary, this expanded edition is the definitive version of this seminal record.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. #1
                                                                                                                        2. #2
                                                                                                                        3. #3
                                                                                                                        4. #4
                                                                                                                        5. #5
                                                                                                                        6. #6
                                                                                                                        7. #7
                                                                                                                        8. #8
                                                                                                                        9. #9
                                                                                                                        10. #10
                                                                                                                        11. #11
                                                                                                                        12. #12
                                                                                                                        13. Blue Calx
                                                                                                                        14. #14
                                                                                                                        15. #15
                                                                                                                        16. #16
                                                                                                                        17. #17
                                                                                                                        18. #18
                                                                                                                        19. #19
                                                                                                                        20. #20
                                                                                                                        21. #21
                                                                                                                        22. #22
                                                                                                                        23. #23
                                                                                                                        24. #24
                                                                                                                        25. #25
                                                                                                                        26. Th1 [evnslower]
                                                                                                                        27. Rhubarb Orc. 19.53 Rev

                                                                                                                        Butthole Surfers

                                                                                                                        Locust Abortion Technician - 2024 Remaster

                                                                                                                          The second set in Matadors 1984-1991 reissue series. Newly remastered by Golden under direction of the band.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. Sweat Loaf
                                                                                                                          2. Graveyard
                                                                                                                          3. Pittsburgh To Lebanon
                                                                                                                          4. Weber
                                                                                                                          5. Hay
                                                                                                                          6. Human Cannonball
                                                                                                                          7. U.S.S.A.
                                                                                                                          8. The O-Men
                                                                                                                          9. Kuntz
                                                                                                                          10. Graveyard
                                                                                                                          11. 22 Going On 23

                                                                                                                          Butthole Surfers

                                                                                                                          Hairway To Steven - 2024 Remaster

                                                                                                                            The second set in Matadors 1984-1991 reissue series. Newly remastered by Golden under direction of the band.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            1. Jimi
                                                                                                                            2. Ricky
                                                                                                                            3. I Saw An X-Ray Of A Girl Passing Gas
                                                                                                                            4. John E. Smoke
                                                                                                                            5. Rocky
                                                                                                                            6. Julio Iglesias
                                                                                                                            7. Backass
                                                                                                                            8. Fast Song

                                                                                                                            Butthole Surfers

                                                                                                                            Cream Corn From The Socket Of Davis - 2024 Remaster

                                                                                                                              The second set in Matadors 1984-1991 reissue series. Newly remastered by Golden under direction of the band.



                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Moving To Florida
                                                                                                                              2. Comb
                                                                                                                              3. To Parter
                                                                                                                              4. Tornadoes

                                                                                                                              Liela Moss

                                                                                                                              Transparent Eyeball

                                                                                                                                'Transparent Eyeball' marks a new era for Liela as she advances into a more daring sonic direction. Working with production duo IYEARA (Mark Lanegan), Liela has created a dramatic, menacing sound characterised firstly by the ominous ‘Reward’ and, now, the atmospheric 'Conditional Love'. Spacey, glitchy and breathtakingly stylish, Conditional Love’s slick production combined with Liela’s powerful vocal, provide a glimpse of what can be expected on the record.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1. Prism
                                                                                                                                2. Dark Kitchens
                                                                                                                                3. Conditional Love
                                                                                                                                4. Reward
                                                                                                                                5. Something I Left Behind
                                                                                                                                6. Blue
                                                                                                                                7. Sticky
                                                                                                                                8. Freedom Likes Goodbyes
                                                                                                                                9. Real Future Begins
                                                                                                                                10. Superior

                                                                                                                                Thee Sacred Souls

                                                                                                                                Got A Story To Tell

                                                                                                                                  The highly anticipated follow-up to Thee Sacred Souls's breakout 2022 self-titled debut, ‘Got A Story To Tell’, features 12 all original new songs, a soaring statement of exquisite craftsmanship from this young band from San Diego whose story grows bigger by the day. Recorded and produced by Gabriel Roth at Penrose Recorders, in Daptone’s Riverside, CA studio, and written in the throes of supporting their 2022 album, which was met with significant excitement and major touring that brought them across the world.

                                                                                                                                  What swirls together on ‘Got A Story To Tell’ is an appreciation of decades of soul music, and beyond - a sound and feel that is timeless, lived in, and very much in the now. Album opener “Lucid Girl” champions independent women, set to some of the toughest sounding drums and bass the band has yet to put to tape. “Waiting On The Right Time” slinks with a touch of slow-burning psychedelia. A plea for empathy punctuates “One and the Same,” with Lane singing: “We’re one and the same, I feel one day / We learn to live with each other / In love, not fear / Just for a moment, why can’t we be together.” “On My Mind” is a sweeping orchestration, with Lane navigating the complexities of finding happiness while balancing the good with the bad. The album is punctuated with strings and squelching guitar, trundling piano, pops of conga, horns - it makes for a thrilling, layered listen that rewards with multiple spins. 


                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                                                                  1. Lucid Girl
                                                                                                                                  2. Price I’ll Pay
                                                                                                                                  3. Live For You
                                                                                                                                  4. On My Mind
                                                                                                                                  5. Waiting On The Right Time
                                                                                                                                  6. Losing Side Of Love
                                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                                  7. Somebody Knew
                                                                                                                                  8. My Heart Is Drowning
                                                                                                                                  9. Stuck In The Mud
                                                                                                                                  10. In The Mirror
                                                                                                                                  11. One And The Same
                                                                                                                                  12. I’m So Glad I Found You, Baby

                                                                                                                                  SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE

                                                                                                                                  YOU’LL HAVE TO LOSE SOMETHING

                                                                                                                                    For the past decade, SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE have honed an aesthetic like no other. They’ve chopped up samples, chewed them up, spit them back out again, baby birded it. Across four albums and a smattering of EPs, Zack Schwartz, Corey Wichlin, and Rivka Ravede have fully solidified their stance as some of rock’s weirdest and best deconstructionists. 2018’s 'Hypnic Jerks' was a study in noise punk sampledelia. It was a breakthrough for the band. Frank Ocean became a fan, spinning “fell asleep with a vision,” on Blonded Radio. 2021’s ENTERTAINMENT DEATH, was nasty dream pop by way of K-Mart realism and hitting the channel search setting on an old TV set.

                                                                                                                                    Their last release, 2023’s 'i’m so lucky', explored the breakup between Schwartz and Ravede, setting the stage and emotional territory for the band’s fifth record, 'YOU’LL HAVE TO LOSE SOMETHING'. This latest offering is the most crystallized version of the band’s aesthetic, a continued meditation on the end of relationships and the unsteadiness that follows. It is a meticulous, beautiful, and quietly heartbreaking collection of songs. More often than not, it sounds like listening to a walkman from inside of a hurricane, like the YouTube videos you’d watch in bed for 18 hours straight after you break your wrist from a skateboarding accident.

                                                                                                                                    The goal in making 'YOU’LL HAVE TO LOSE SOMETHING' was to soften out some of the edges. “Less hard left turns,” says Wichlin. “We wanted to make something intentionally less antagonistic,” he jokes. In practice, this means the record has slightly fewer drastic arrangement changes, and it is more stripped down. Take 'I’VE BEEN EVIL', one of the newest songs on the record, as one such offering. It is straightforward in that its tempo is consistent, in that the song keeps us in the same place. It does not digress. It holds itself steady, with bleary-eyed guitars and hushed vocals. The song is weary, the song is a whisper. The utterance “I’ve been evil,” is like the shrug of a shoulder, a so what, ha ha.

                                                                                                                                    Less straightforward is the sublime 'LET THE VIRGIN DRIVE', a genuinely frightening pop track that anchors itself on fucked up Japanese City pop samples and a demented news clip of someone screaming. The song was originally written around the time the band was touring 'ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH', and took a few years to fully flesh itself out. It is like staring into the sun, like waking up in a body bag “It’s about unrequited love and making up a situation or whole life in your head,” says Schwartz of its thematic underpinning, “The other person finally ‘sees you’ and your ‘problems are solved,’ but they aren’t, really.” The song hiccups and warbles — you can hear the tape hiss, the instability, how it kind of feels like the whole song might get sucked into a black hole’s event horizon. “Heaven is a lie/cause you are earthly/and you’re alive,” Schwartz sings at the song’s outset.

                                                                                                                                    'YOU’LL HAVE TO LOSE SOMETHING' is a record of provocations. It wants you to think it is just normal rock ‘n’ roll music. That it is purely pleasure oriented. But beneath these intentions is a collection of songs that are as complex as ever. The Ravede-led 'FOUND A BODY', is a downtempo smoke cloud of variegated synths. “Found a body,” she sings “No one can touch me.” 'SUN SWEPT THE EVENING RED', starts out disconcertingly chipper, before breaking down into an assault of sludged out guitars, auto-tuned vocals, a flurry of strings. Like all SPIRIT records, it is music made by three distinct voices, written independently and then assembled together. Despite being written all over the globe, with Ravede in Portugal and Schwartz and Wichlin back in Philadelphia, the trio arrived at the same themes: that of the brutality of coming to terms with reality, that of what it means to lie to protect yourself and your heart. Schwartz says he writes songs more or less in a stream of consciousness. The band listens to very little outside music when working. The result is a record that very much is its own world. Where chaos is carefully organised, where being able to ever actually chill out is totally illusory, a trick mirror.


                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. THE DISRUPTION (featuring MSPAINT)
                                                                                                                                    2. STRANGER ALIVE
                                                                                                                                    3. THE CUT DEPICTS THE CUT
                                                                                                                                    4. LET THE VIRGIN DRIVE
                                                                                                                                    5. SORRY PORE INJECTOR
                                                                                                                                    6. FOUND A BODY
                                                                                                                                    7. SUN SWEPT THE EVENING RED
                                                                                                                                    8. SOMETHING’S ENDING
                                                                                                                                    9. I’VE BEEN EVIL
                                                                                                                                    10. 1/500
                                                                                                                                    11. DUPLICATE SPOTTED
                                                                                                                                    12. EARTH KIT

                                                                                                                                    She's In Parties

                                                                                                                                    Puppet Show

                                                                                                                                      She’s In Parties are a hazy and ethereal quartet whose own idiosyncratic amalgamation of shoegaze and dream-pop belies their relatively young years.

                                                                                                                                      This EP is the band's most politically driven body music yet. “It’s a timeless topic, people have always and will always sing about injustices, often though, people want an escape and sing about things like love because sometimes that’s easier than telling the truth.” Katie says, “I’m certainly not a political person and would opt for escapism in music, but sometimes there are things that happen in our society or on social media that you just can’t avoid. They’ve been plaguing my mind especially, so I’ve been writing about this stuff a lot more and it has now become a prevalent theme in this next EP”

                                                                                                                                      'Puppet Show' sees the band in their most lyrically mature state yet. It tackles post coming of age worries and the existential realisation of the world’s issues from social media, to wars, and personal anxieties of feeling helpless to it all.


                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1. Puppet Show
                                                                                                                                      2. The Man
                                                                                                                                      3. The Times
                                                                                                                                      4. FSM
                                                                                                                                      5. Ballad Of The Broken Nebula

                                                                                                                                      TSHA

                                                                                                                                      Sad Girl

                                                                                                                                        TSHA returns to Ninja Tune with her eclectic sophomore album 'Sad Girl'. Her most danceable work to date, 'Sad Girl' sees TSHA explore genres, finding joy in hedonism and escapism whilst also addressing difficult feelings and revelling in the sadness. Featuring a host of talented artists including Dan Whitlam, Caroline Byrne, Rose Gray, Master Peace and more, TSHA also lends her own vocal talents to 'Sad Girl'. 

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. Sad Girl (feat. Dan Whitlam)
                                                                                                                                        2. Girls (feat. Rose Gray)
                                                                                                                                        3. In The Night
                                                                                                                                        4. Can’t Dance (feat. Master Peace)
                                                                                                                                        5. Green
                                                                                                                                        6. Sweet Devotion (feat. Caroline Byrne)
                                                                                                                                        7. Lonely Girl
                                                                                                                                        8. In Bloom (feat. Abi Flynn)
                                                                                                                                        9. Azaleas (feat. Ingrid Witt)
                                                                                                                                        10. Take
                                                                                                                                        11. Drive (feat. Ingrid Witt)
                                                                                                                                        12. Fight

                                                                                                                                        The Scientists

                                                                                                                                        You Get What You Deserve - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                          Bad vibes, habits, and breath collide on this ten-song pile up on the freeway to nowhere. Melting neo-grunge, swamprock, and noise punk in a cauldron of drug-addled psychosis, 1985’s 'You Get What You Deserve' continues Australia’s prison-as-country tradition of unhinged lunacy in the face of cultural isolation. Nuke nostalgia, femme fatale sharpshooters, demolition derbies, and a vacation at Hell Beach await.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1. Hell Beach
                                                                                                                                          2. If It’s The Last Thing I Do
                                                                                                                                          3. Bad Priest
                                                                                                                                          4. Demolition Derby
                                                                                                                                          5. It Came Out Of The Sky
                                                                                                                                          6. Atom Bomb Baby
                                                                                                                                          7. Go Baby Go
                                                                                                                                          8. Psycho Cook Supreme
                                                                                                                                          9. Lead Foot
                                                                                                                                          10. Murderess In A Purple Dress

                                                                                                                                          Dorothy Carter

                                                                                                                                          Troubadour - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                            The first official reissue of Dorothy Carter’s folk-music exegesis comes 46 years after its original release, 20 years after Dorothy passed, and 11 years before the centennial of her birth. Yet it seems right on time for a new celebration of her music. Appalachian folk tunes, old and ancient psalms and hymns, Scottish, Irish, French and Israeli melodies, and original tunes flow together effortlessly in hypnotic garden of eternal world musics.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            1. Troubadour Song
                                                                                                                                            2. Binnorie
                                                                                                                                            3. Troubadour Songs On The Psaltery
                                                                                                                                            4. Make A Joyful Sound
                                                                                                                                            5. Lark In The Morning
                                                                                                                                            6. Balinderry
                                                                                                                                            7. Tree Of Life
                                                                                                                                            8. Visiting Song
                                                                                                                                            9. The King Of Glory
                                                                                                                                            10. The Morning Star
                                                                                                                                            11. Ukrainian Carol
                                                                                                                                            12. The Cuckoo
                                                                                                                                            13. Masquerade
                                                                                                                                            14. Shirt Of Lace

                                                                                                                                            WRWTFWW Records is very honored to announce the official reissue of Grauzone’s essential 1981 new wave / cold wave, post-punk classic maxi single with timeless classic "Eisbär", proto-techno beast "FILM 2", and romantic synth ballad "Ich Lieb Sie", just in time for the 40th anniversary of the Swiss band’s formation. The three-track vinyl is sourced from the original reels, personally overseen by Stephan Eicher, cut at 45rpm, and comes with its iconic artwork on a 350gsm sleeve.

                                                                                                                                            Written by Martin Eicher after a nightmare in which he saw talking polar bears on the walls, and with music by the Grauzone crew consisting of Martin and his brother Stephan Eicher, Marco Repetto, Christian GT Trüssel, and Claudine Chirac (on saxophone), "Eisbär" is the most recognizable title from the band, a sublime mix of ingredients reflecting the transitional era it comes from - the raw energy of punk music still palpable, combined with the audacity of early electronics, the warm groove of a disco gem, beautifully fragile lyrics, and one of the best basslines ever. It became a mega hit, totally unplanned, but how could you resist such a track?

                                                                                                                                            "FILM 2" is the ultimate b-side monster, a menacing all-instrumental pre-techno masterpiece, slowly building to a magnetizing frenzy. An instant underground favorite, it was famously heard played at both speeds depending on the scenes and DJs you were frequenting, 45rpm as it was first intended, and 33rpm for the cosmic experience (search Daniele Baldelli’s Cosmic C75 1982 mixtape online for a great example of this).

                                                                                                                                            The maxi single ends with "Ich Lieb Sie", a synth-pop meets doo-wop ballad, a true love song oozing with innocence. Simple, stylish, and just right.

                                                                                                                                            At the crossroads of post-punk, new wave, pop, and electronic experimentation, the "Eisbär" maxi offers three songs that are technically different but hold the same spirit, the perfect embodiment of Grauzone’s music - wild, unpredictable, and youthful, yet sophisticated, catchy, and ingenious. The magic recipe for the good stuff.

                                                                                                                                            Stephan Eicher went on to be, arguably, the most successful Swiss musician ever, with an international career extending from pop chanson to experimental escapades and collaborations with Moondog, artists Sophie Calle and John Armleder, and author Martin Suter among many other luminaries. Marco Repetto flourished as a techno and ambient producer, releasing multiple projects including releases on Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label.

                                                                                                                                            Grauzone and WRWTFWW will continue to collaborate on the band’s 40th anniversary reissue campaign, with numerous projects planned for the year, including a vast selection of music, visuals, and literature never available before.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            A1. Eisbär
                                                                                                                                            B1. FILM 2
                                                                                                                                            B2. Ich Lieb Sie

                                                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                                                            Twisted Dream Machine - The Paisley Underground / California's Psychedelic Renaissance: 1982-1986

                                                                                                                                              Futurismo proudly present a celebration of the Paisley Underground scene with TWISTED DREAM MACHINE The Paisley Underground / California’s Psychedelic Renaissance: 1982-1986, the next volume in their Altered Vision compilation series.

                                                                                                                                              This collection draws from the neo psychedelic movement that took hold in California during the early to mid 80’s, one that melded the psychedelia, country, garage rock, avant-garde and pop of the 60’s with the DIY ethos of the then burgeoning punk scene, a hypnotic amalgamation of sound that came in staunch contrast to the blown out sonic excesses of the time.

                                                                                                                                              Twisted Dream Machine takes you on a trip from the city to the desert, as the kaleidoscope of noise drifts from the The Dream Syndicate’s Velvet Underground inspired take on Crazy Horse and The Three O’Clock’s chiming baroque powerpop, to Rain Parade’s dreamy Beatlesesque melodies and the Bangles hook-laden Love inspired pop. Also featured are the wondrous sounds of Green On Red, The Long Ryder’s, Game Theory, True West, Thin White Rope and others highly worth your attention. If you are not familiar with some of the bands here, you will surely question how that is possible. The Paisley Underground, if anything, encapsulated a certain musical mindset, an outlook where the past and the future would collide in the moment. This thread would bond the bands, yet each honed it’s own sound in a twisted incarnation of the seeds planted two decades earlier. Whilst the ‘scene’ did remain contained, its influence did in fact spread throughout mainstream culture as the Bangles stuck a chord into the heart of MTV, whilst Prince took inspiration from the movement in his own songwriting and the naming of Paisley Park, as well as signing The Three O’Clock to his label and writing one of the Bangles biggest hits.

                                                                                                                                              As you listen to the tracks on Twisted Dream Machine you will be reminded that there is still music left to discover and inspire, this compilation is aimed to hopefully delight longtime fans, as well as ignite a passion for those new to the bands. The Paisley Underground was the sound of neo psychedelic rock, it was subterranean pop...in the classic sense, it was alternative rock before the term existed, a distillation of the fundamentals present at the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll, with a twist. The bands of the Paisley Underground may have been writing out of their own time, but as you listen to them in today’s context these songs should be heard as landmarks, rather than throwbacks. After all, nothing this good should stay underground. 

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1. The Three ‘O’ Clock - Jet Fighter
                                                                                                                                              2. The Rain Parade - Don’t Feel Bad
                                                                                                                                              3. True West - Lucifer Sam
                                                                                                                                              4. Bangles - Going Down To Liverpool
                                                                                                                                              5. Thin White Rope - Down In The Desert
                                                                                                                                              6. Game Theory - 24
                                                                                                                                              7. The Dream Syndicate - Definitely Clean
                                                                                                                                              8. The Long Ryders - Too Close To The Light
                                                                                                                                              9. Green On Red - Illustrated Crawling
                                                                                                                                              10. 28th Day - Pages Turn
                                                                                                                                              11. The Dream Syndicate - That’s What You Always Say
                                                                                                                                              12. The Pandoras - In And Out Of My Life (In A Day)
                                                                                                                                              13. The Long Ryders - Ivory Tower
                                                                                                                                              14. The Three ‘O’ Clock - With A Cantaloupe Girlfriend
                                                                                                                                              15. Bangles - All About You
                                                                                                                                              16. The Rain Parade - Talking In My Sleep
                                                                                                                                              17. The Three ‘O’ Clock - Her Heads Revolving
                                                                                                                                              18. True West - Shot You Down
                                                                                                                                              19. Wednesday Week - If Only
                                                                                                                                              20. Thin White Rope - Exploring The Axis
                                                                                                                                              21. The Rain Parade - Mystic Green
                                                                                                                                              22. Green On Red - Lost World

                                                                                                                                              'Originally released on Firstcask Records in 2003. A selection of my styles and ideas at the time, ranging from drum n bass, ambient, acid etc etc' 

                                                                                                                                              Part of the (Piccadilly Records-coined) 'Cornish Acid' tribe - Ceefax, alongside brother Squarepusher, Luke Vibert and Aphex Twin would define a period of UK electronica and in doing so become globally celebrated pioneers and innovators. With a discography that ranges from 8-bit jungle to technicoloured acid house tapestries, Ceefax's legacy is both fun and inventive; somehow remaining tongue-in-cheek as he delivers meticulously programmed tracks rich in advanced synthesis and sound design. Much like the luminaries mentioned above, you instantly know when its a Ceefax production; as keenly demonstated on this killer reissue from 2003. Just a snapshot of the producer's extensive catalogue in nonetheless serves to highlight just how innovative the producer was, and still is over many decades of music. A national treasure!  

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              01 Plusion
                                                                                                                                              02 Exidy
                                                                                                                                              03 Camelot Jostle
                                                                                                                                              04 Rolls Royce
                                                                                                                                              05 Cop 76
                                                                                                                                              06 Nordic House
                                                                                                                                              07 Hull Drum And Bass
                                                                                                                                              08 Trolley Service
                                                                                                                                              09 Vladijenk
                                                                                                                                              10 Northern Spirit
                                                                                                                                              11 Moor
                                                                                                                                              12 City Collars
                                                                                                                                              13 Baddow Life
                                                                                                                                              14 Essex Remblance
                                                                                                                                              15 Abbaye

                                                                                                                                              Ezra Collective

                                                                                                                                              Dance, No One's Watching

                                                                                                                                                Dance, No One's Watching is an ode to the sacred, yet joyous act of dancing, an album that musically guides you through a night out in the city, from the opening of possibilities as a new evening spans out ahead, to dawn’s final hours as the night comes to a close.

                                                                                                                                                Written during a blistering 2023 which saw Ezra Collective tour the world, and become the first jazz act to win the Mercury Prize, Dance, No One's Watching is a documentation of the many dance floors they encountered. From London to Chicago, Lagos to Sydney, dance and rhythm connect us. These songs are a testament to that spirit.

                                                                                                                                                The album was recorded at Abbey Road studios, where the band was surprised by a group of close friends and family, turning the sessions into a live communal celebration of love, music, and dancing.

                                                                                                                                                Dance, No One's Watching is a record that speaks to the unifying power of dance. Set for release in September 2024, it is a powerful and distinctive addition to a catalogue that continues to blaze a bold new trail in contemporary British music.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                1. Intro
                                                                                                                                                2. The Herald
                                                                                                                                                3. Palm Wine
                                                                                                                                                4. God Gave Me Feet For Dancing (feat. Yazmin Lacey)
                                                                                                                                                5. Ajala
                                                                                                                                                6. The Traveller
                                                                                                                                                7. N29
                                                                                                                                                8. No One's Watching Me (feat. Olivia Dean)
                                                                                                                                                9. Hear My Cry
                                                                                                                                                10. Shaking Body
                                                                                                                                                11. Expensive
                                                                                                                                                12. Streets Is Calling (feat. M.anifest & Moonchild Sanelly)
                                                                                                                                                13. Why I Smile
                                                                                                                                                14. Have Patience
                                                                                                                                                15. Everybody

                                                                                                                                                In a testament to Ireland’s vibrant musical history, Allchival presents an anthology celebrating the disco era’s hidden gems from Stuart Bingham's Sunshine. Culled from the annals of their studio recordings, this collection shines a light on the country’s lesser-known contributions to the global disco phenomenon.

                                                                                                                                                Kicking off the compilation with Sunshine's electrifying "Boogie on Up," a testament to the band's prowess in embracing disco rhythms despite their pop cover origins. Produced by the acclaimed Paul Curtis, the track embodies the infectious spirit of disco, marking a pivotal moment for Irish disco hits. Accompanying it is "Don't Stop Me," radiating with Euro-disco vibes, further exemplifying Sunshine's versatility. Bingham recounts the bittersweet journey of "If This Is Free." Initially slated for success under Curtis's wing, the disco era's abrupt demise altered its trajectory, leading to an independent recording that retains a raw, garagey edge reminiscent of the era's ethos.

                                                                                                                                                "Give It To Me" is another standout, blending Nile Rodgers-inspired arrangements with a Euro-disco flair. Stuart Bingham's production prowess and Rosey's captivating vocals converge to create an irresistible groove that transcends disco conventions.

                                                                                                                                                Venturing into more experimental territory, "The Boogie Bug" showcases some Irish ingenuity in rap-infused grooves. Despite its ahead-of-its-time sound, the track faced resistance in a disco-weary landscape and rounding out the compilation is "Oh Gee, I Got U B.B.," a playful nod to dub-mix traditions.

                                                                                                                                                This Sunshine anthology is a journey through Ireland's disco era, unearthing forgotten gems and shedding light on the country's rich musical tapestry. From Sunshine's infectious rhythms to Stuart Bingham's resilient spirit, each track encapsulates the era's vibrancy and innovation.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                Oh Gee I Got U Bb 
                                                                                                                                                If This Is Free I Dont Wanna Be 
                                                                                                                                                Dont Stop Me
                                                                                                                                                Give It To Me 
                                                                                                                                                Boogie On Up 
                                                                                                                                                The Boogie Bug 

                                                                                                                                                UNKNOWN ME

                                                                                                                                                Bitokagaku

                                                                                                                                                  The second LP by Tokyo ambient conceptualists UNKNOWN ME began as a commission for historic Japanese cosmetic conglomerate Shiseido, conjuring audio approximations of seasons and scents, but soon flowered into its own refracted and rarefied environment: Bitokagaku. Translated as “beauty and science,” the album is the foursome’s first composed solely with software, reflecting the collection’s utopian, laboratorial muse.

                                                                                                                                                  From levitational electronica (“A Rainbow in Meditative Air”) and vaporous downtempo (“Dancing Leaves”) to planetarium reverie (“Kitsune No Yomeiri”) and AI IDM (“Retreat Beats”), the music moves like weather patterns in a bio-dome: dazzling, microcosmic, and delicately calibrated. Percolating synths crossfade with field recordings from Shiseido’s research division; the sound of streams and distant birds blur into a processed haze; clinical voices read lists of precious stones. It’s a vision of new age as soft robotics, of serenity streamlined by sentient systems.

                                                                                                                                                  UM’s team of engineers (Yakenohara, P-RUFF, H. Takahashi, and Osawa Yudai) cite an eclectic swath of inspirations behind Bitokagaku – molecules, stars, Kenji Miyazawa, Akira Kurosawa, even “the sparkle of rainbows” – but their guiding artistic principle is as ancient as it is eternal: “beauty.”


                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1. A Rainbow In Meditative Air
                                                                                                                                                  2. Dancing Leaves
                                                                                                                                                  3. The Universe In Ore (Paradise Mix)
                                                                                                                                                  4. Kitsune No Yomeiri
                                                                                                                                                  5. Retreat Beats
                                                                                                                                                  6. Mirage Of Ocean (Science Edit)
                                                                                                                                                  7. Eternal Sunset
                                                                                                                                                  8. Beauty And Science 

                                                                                                                                                  Loscil

                                                                                                                                                  Triple Point - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                    Completing Kranky's chronologically reverse reissue program of the earlier loscil albums on vinyl, the 2001 debut album is issued on the format for the first time with the addition of three bonus tracks from the same sessions that produced the original release.

                                                                                                                                                    ‘’Triple Point was my first full length album under the loscil name, and it was my first with kranky - a relationship now 25 years old. This reissue is as much about celebrating that relationship as it is about the music. I am extremely grateful for this journey. Arguably, none of it would have happened without this release.’’ 


                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    Side A: 1. Hydrogen. 2. Ampere 3. Pressure 4. Zero
                                                                                                                                                    Side B: 1. Discrete Entropy 2. Fuel Exergy 3. Enthalpy
                                                                                                                                                    Side C: 1. Conductivity 2. Vapour 3. Third Law*
                                                                                                                                                    Side D: 1. Steady State* 2. P Motion* 3. Absolute
                                                                                                                                                    *bonus Tracks

                                                                                                                                                    Harvestman

                                                                                                                                                    Triptych: Part Two

                                                                                                                                                      Released periodically on three of 2024’s full moons – April 23rd’s Pink Moon, July 21st’s Buck Moon and October 17th’s Hunter Moon – the three-album cycle, “Triptych”, is (Steve Von Till from Neurosis) Harvestman’s most ambitious undertaking yet.

                                                                                                                                                      Guest musicians including Al Cisneros of Sleep / OM who plays bass on one track for each LP, of which he will also mix a dub version on the B-Side of each LP. Dave French of Yob, Sanford Parker and Wayne from Petbrick all make appearances. 

                                                                                                                                                      At its heart, music has always been a questioning of inheritance – a dialogue with predecessors and forebears, the forging of one’s own perspective in relation to what has come before, and for some, a plunge into the boundless realms between. For Steve Von Till, that process has always taken on an added dimension to become the most sacred of tasks. Whether through the apocalyptic uprising of Neurosis, the sonic deconstructions of their sister project, Tribes of Neurot, the invocatory intimacy of his eponymous solo albums or his instrumental psychedelic reveries in the guise of Harvestman, that dialogue has never just been with musical influences, but with what underpins them: the primordial, elemental forces now banished to the peripheries of our contemporary consciousness, yet still broadcasting a signal for all who will listen.

                                                                                                                                                      Drawn to the megaliths, ruins and ancient sites mapped out along the British and European mainland’s geographical and psychic landscapes, the folklore and apocrypha forever resurfacing as portals from a rational world, “Triptych” is a meditation forged from traces and residues, and an hallucinatory recollection of artists who have tapped into that enduring otherworldliness embedded within us all. It’s a dream diary narrating a passage through Summer Isle where Flying Saucer Attack are wafting out of a window, a distant Fairport Convention are being remixed by dub master Adrian Sherwood, celestial scanners Tangerine Dream are trying to drown out Bert Jansch and Hawkwind are playing Steeleye Span covers, all prised out of time yet bound to its singularity.

                                                                                                                                                      Woven together from home studio recordings that span two decades, this latest outing as Harvestman finds parallels with nature’s cycles not just in its release dates but in the repeated structure that binds each album, like an imprint refracted through three separate strata. As with April’s “Part One” and the forthcoming “Part Three”, “Part Two”, starts on a collaboration with Om bassist and long-term friend of Steve’s, Al Cisneros, with a dub take opening the B-Side. Here, the opening track, “The Hag Of Beara Vs The Poet”’s languid, tribal groove expands into a chromatic wash, like an endless drip of oil spreading out under a midsummer haze.
                                                                                                                                                      A filtering of the alpha-state travelogues of its predecessor, “Part Two” reaches even deeper into primal yet pristine states. It journeys from the undulating drone and slow-thawing wonder of “The Falconer”, as if the Myst soundtrack were being broadcast from outer space, through “Damascus”’s perpetual-motion, dreamtime bazaar and “Vapour Phase”s seismograph frequencies measuring supernatural tremors to “The Unjust Incarceration”s distorted bagpipes, sounding a noise-frayed lament

                                                                                                                                                      If “Triptych” is a multi- and extra-sensory experience, it extends to the remarkable glyph-style artwork of Henry Hablak, a map of correspondences from a long-forgotten ancient and advanced civilization. As with “Triptych” itself, it’s an echo from another time, an act of binding, a guide to be endlessly reinterpreted, and a signpost to the sacred that might not indicate where to look, but how.


                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      1. The Hag Of Beara Vs. The Poet
                                                                                                                                                      2. The Falconer
                                                                                                                                                      3. Damascus B.
                                                                                                                                                      4. The Of Hag Of Beara Vs. The Poet (Forest Dub))
                                                                                                                                                      5. Vapour Phase
                                                                                                                                                      6. Galvanized And Torn Open
                                                                                                                                                      7. The Unjust Incarceration

                                                                                                                                                      The Lightning Seeds

                                                                                                                                                      Tilt - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                        The Lightning Seeds

                                                                                                                                                        Dizzy Heights - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                          The Lightning Seeds

                                                                                                                                                          Sense - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                            The Lightning Seeds

                                                                                                                                                            Cloudcuckooland - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                              Vanishing Twin

                                                                                                                                                              Tell Me Not Here

                                                                                                                                                                Vanishing Twin’s expansive and magical psychedelic epic with lyrics adapted from A.E. Housman’s 1922 poem, ‘Tell Me Not Here, It Needs Not Saying’ was initially commissioned by The Quietus before being released as part of state51's Singularity Series. Here it's presented in transparent vinyl, over two sides.

                                                                                                                                                                Vanishing Twin fly deeper into their sonic universe, blending elements from an improvisational session, raw recordings of the natural world, and early 20th century poetry to create sublime, cosmic pop. This twenty-minute piece has embellishments of sparkling synth and lyrical vignettes that are reminiscent of English folk melodies. 

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                Side A
                                                                                                                                                                [Part 1] Tell Me Not Here
                                                                                                                                                                Side B
                                                                                                                                                                [Part 2] Tell Me Not Here 


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