Various Artists

The Rolling Stones - Origins (Greatest Music Influences)


    Side A
    01. Muddy Waters - Rollin' Stone
    02. Chuck Berry - Come On
    03. Howlin' Wolf - The Red Rooster
    04. Bo Diddley - Mona
    05. John Lee Hooker - Dimples
    06. Jimmy Reed - Honest I Do
    07. Little Walter - Confessin' The Blues
    08. Slim Harpo - I'm A King Bee
    09. Robert Johnson - Love In Vain Blues
    10. Elvis Presley - My Baby Left Me
    11. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - Not Fade Away
    12. Cliff Richard & The Shadows - You Don't Know
    13. Eddie Cochran - 20 Flight Rock
    14. Jerry Lee Lewis - Money (That's What I Want)
    15. The Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie
    16. Dale Hawkins - Susie-Q
    17. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - I Can Tell
    18. Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated - I Got My Mojo Working

    Side B
    01. Ray Charles - I'm Movin' On
    02. Marvin Gaye - Hitch Hike
    03. The Temptations - Oh Mother Of Mine
    04. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Mighty Good Lovin'
    05. The Coasters - Poison Ivy
    06. Larry Williams - She Said Yeah
    07. Irma Thomas - Don't Mess With My Man
    08. Amos Milburn - Down The Road Apiece
    09. Buster Brown - Fannie Mae
    10. Otis Redding - These Arms Of Mine
    11. Solomon Burke -Cry To Me
    12. The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
    13. Don Covay - I'm Coming Down With The Blues
    14. Benny Spellman - Fortune Teller
    15. Arthur Alexander - You Better Move On
    16. Bob & Earl - Oh Baby Doll
    17. Alvin Robinson - Oh Red
    18. Gene Allison - You Can Make It If You Try


    The Hood Tapes

      The last widely available Hood album was 2005’s critically acclaimed Outside Closer on Domino Records but the Leeds post-rockers actually released a later collection of songs entitled “The Hood Tapes”. This was presented at the time as a tour-only CD available at their final burst of shows and later part of their highly sought after Recollected box set. Until now the standalone album has been impossible to find even on CD and has never been issued on vinyl. In the sleeve notes to the Recollected set, the band describe the album as ‘something made in a hurry in order to have something to sell on the road’ but “The Hood Tapes” is a lot more than that.

      It contains all new music that seems to straddle their career from scratchy experimental New Zealand weirdo lo-fi to the stuttery and staccato r&b influenced pop they sprinkled over that last Outside Closer missive. “The Hood Tapes” could also be seen as a series of sketches of potential future musical avenues open to the band who eventually instead chose to remain silent and although key band members still operate under such names as Bracken, The Declining Winter and A New Line (Related), there has never been any further work issued under the Hood umbrella. “The Hood Tapes” therefore is an overlooked key component to their storied history and this essential release brings it in line with their more well-known work.


      A1 The Hurting World
      A2 Greydayer
      A3 When We'll Wait All The Tables
      A4 Driven Out By The Angry Villager
      A5 Loss And L.E.D.
      A6 Names For Rain

      B1 But I Was Only A Bystander
      B2 This Year's First Storm
      B3 Winter Politics
      B4 Sad Neck?
      B5 None Of The Above
      B6 Leave Like The Ghost You Are.

      The Fall

      Rock Against Racism Christmas Party 1977

        The classic second line up of The Fall, classic material too. Mark E. Smith (vocals), Martin Bramah (guitar), Tony Friel (bass), Una Baines (keyboards), Karl Burns (drums). Tony Friel’ s last gig before he went off to join Dick Witts in The Passage. The Fall set was recorded on cassette by Chris Hewitt , a copy was given to Bernie Wilcox RAR gig organiser who passed it on to Mark. Mark thought it was such an important gig recording despite not being brilliant quality that he asked Chis could The Fall release it – so it first appeared on CD in 1999. In 2013 Mark E Smith told Chris Hewitt it was now due a release on vinyl and would he sort it out on Ozit. It has taken a bit of time since Mark’s suggestion but here it is.


        Side One

        1 Psycho Mafia
        2 Last Orders
        3 Repetition
        4 Dresden Dolls
        5 Hey Fascist
        6 Frightened
        7 Industrial Estate.

        Side Two

        1 Stepping Out
        2 Bingo Masters Breakout
        3 Oh Brother
        4 Cop It
        5 Futures And Pasts
        6 Louie Louie 

        Japan Review

        Kvetch Sounds

          Glasgow-based noise-pop band Japan Review have been through numerous incarnations in their relatively short existence. Now a duo made up of Genna Foden and Adam O’Sullivan, they will release their debut album, Kvetch Sounds, on October 29th via Reckless Yes. Building on the band’s shoegaze foundations, Kvetch Sounds sees Japan Review pushing sonically into a more experimental territory, opting to embrace electronic instruments and celebrate the limitations of their more stripped back line up. The result is a truly expansive debut that twists and turns through different tempos, and even genres, without ever losing its way. It follows on from previous releases with Reckless Yes - 2019’s debut EP JUNO, and stand-alone single from later that same year On Auto Now. Kvetch Sounds is an expansive and exhilarating debut, bubbling with invention and ideas that leave the listener wondering where Japan Review will go from here. It seems possible that even they don’t know, but that’s all part of their charm. Product Vinyl: 12” standard weight eco-coloured vinyl, full colour outer sleeve, colour printed inner sleeve, shrinkwrapped. Eco vinyl is a lucky dip colour due to the manufacturing process. Previous coverage for Japan Review “Steeped in hazy lo-fi sensibilities and permeated with experimental yet dreamy nu-gaze vibes, ‘Japan Review’ inject drone, analog synth and impressionistic twists into their collective modernistic sound” - Primal Music. They have Mogwai’s ability to torture and nourish the soul in one achingly blistering piece of art.” - Traveller’s Tunes Album release campaign A full campaign across print, online, and radio is set to be delivered with support from Someone Great PR. Three singles will lead in to the album release - Competition Winner, Kvetch Sounds, and Channel Waves. Live dates Spot dates in Scotland planned through summer (subject to restrictions at date of gig) with a UK tour planned in Spring 2022 with dates to be announced.


          Virga II

            At the top of 2020 a year that began like any other but ended like none other Matthew Robert Cooper’s Eluvium moniker unveiled a new ambient album series built around generative music and long-form loops. Intended as a minor, limited-edition stop-gap between proper albums, Virga I unexpectedly became a balm for many in a year of overwhelming anxiety and uncertainty. One year later, Eluvium follows with Virga II, an album made to help translate that flood of emotions as something other than anxiety and uncertainty. From the opening oceanic darkness of the aptly-named “Hallucination I” – a purposefully stoic, immovable piece designed to engage the listener’s subconscious in developing melodies through illusory repetition – through to the gaseous drift of the title track, Virga II rebuilds itself to reflect our ever-changing time and space. From buzz to bliss, it is a wondrous journey of reflection and restoration.



              Tom Middleton is focused on the future in many ways. His new alias GCOM is an all-new, 21st century redesign of his original Global Communication concept and collaboration with Mark Pritchard. The new album E2-XO is some of the most advanced music he has ever made, both in sound and concept. signifying a technological, creative and philosophical evolution into the new era; from planetary communication and understanding to Galactic Communication.

              A decade in the making, inspired by themes surrounding anthropocene humankind’s impact on climate, what we’re doing about it, conscious AI, and the acceleration for interplanetary travel beyond the Moon, to Mars, and eventually intergalactic in search of potentially habitable exoplanets, the story of the hunt for Earth 2.0. As he continues to expand his sonic horizons, Tom has been concurrently exploring visionary applications of astrophysics, AI, cosmology, cube-sats and rocket science, alongside more esoteric ideas about the nature of the Universe and the human condition.

              Previously his interest in sleep science led Tom to expanding the instinctively beautiful ambience of classic Global Communication into something tailored to helping people with sleep problems using brainwave entrainment; scoring an iTunes top ten album with his Sleep Better project, a record that is measurably therapeutic in the truest sense, and has spawned many projects focused on supporting human problems like anxiety, stress, sleep disruption and human performance using sound design for wellness, but with no loss of brilliance in terms of musicality. E2-XO is an audio movie, a space opera, a psychic investigation of the human mind in space. It is a fully immersive experience, with all the dynamics that such an imagination-stretching voyage implies. Listeners will hear echoes of Tom’s whole creative life; from his childhood absorbing Vangelis and Tomita, through the white heat of discovery alongside Richard D James, Matthew Herbert and friends, right through to his collaborations with technological innovators today and his current research into neuroscience and sound design. E2-XO acknowledges the past, but make no mistake whatsoever: This is the future…

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Noctis Ultimus (Epic Mix)
              2. XO Transmission #1
              3. Anthropocene
              4. Ocean Dreams
              5. The Last Rains (V Mix)
              6. Starship Launch
              7. Beyond The Singularity
              8. Helix Nebula
              9. Noctis Reprise (For QEBRUS)
              10. XO 1 (Luyten B)
              11. XO 2 (Kapteyn B)
              12. XO Transmission #2
              13. XO 4 (Wolf 1061c)
              14. XO 6 (LHS1723 B)
              15. XO Transmission #3
              16. Planet B Awakening
              17. XO 7 (Teegarden B)
              18. Midnight Shore
              19. Beyond The Milky Way

              A1. Noctis Ultimus (91 Mix)
              A2. XO Transmission #1
              A3. Anthropocene
              B1. Ocean Dreams
              B2. The Last Rains
              B3. Starship Launch
              C1. Noctis Ultimus
              C2. Beyond The Singularity
              C3. Helix Nebula
              C4. Noctis Reprise (For QEBRUS)
              D1. XO 1 (Luyten B)
              D2. XO 2 (Kapteyn B)
              D3. XO Transmission #2
              E1. XO 4 (Wolf 1061c)
              E2. XO 6 (LHS1723 B)
              E3. XO Transmission #3
              F1. Planet B Awakening
              F2. XO 7 (Teegarden B)
              F3. Midnight Shore
              F4. Beyond The Milky Way

              David Lance Callahan

              English Primitive I

                Uniquely of the many acts which came to public awareness through the lauded C86 compilation, David Lance Callahan has pursued a career of consistent brilliance and stark originality. After a run of fine albums with The Wolfhounds, outstanding work with Moonshake and collaborations with members of Stereolab and PJ Harvey (among others), Callahan has outdone himself on this long-awaited solo album, the results of which merit the sort of deep dive best explained with with ample time and a quality turntable. Whether English Primitive I is a product of the past year's isolation or of a long-simmering brew only now ready for dissemination is something Callahan has yet to reveal. Whatever its origins, English Primitive I is the work of a massive talent.

                Wolfhoundian riffage offered enough ramshackle charm to somewhat obscure Callahan's darker, more penetrating writing. Likewise, Moonshake's musically bi-polar approach disguised his underlying political impulse. Here Callahan's lyricism finally, indelibly, proves him to be among the finest British pop craftsmen. This is his masterwork, a mélange of what has been called "mutant Eastern, West African, folk, blues and post-punk influences" . . . an improbable cross-cultural gumbo, yet one which coalesced into a swirling, kaleidoscopic psychedelia of emotion unlike any other record in this era. As with any recording favouring the avant-garde –works like Balaklava, Brian Jones Presents The Pipes of Pan at Joujouka, and The Heart Of The Congos– one might expect that the impact of English Primitive I will be revealed slowly, over a much longer span of time than the the too-often workaday product of today's independent music scene. With this album, Callahan takes his place alongside cult heroes Robert Wyatt, Scott Walker and Cathal Coughlan as a prime example of seemingly limitless artistic expression.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Born Of The Welfare State Was I 
                2. Goatman 
                3. Foxboy 
                4. She's The King Of My Life 
                5. She Passes Through The Night 
                6. One Rainy September 
                7. Always

                Keith Hudson

                Flesh Of My Skin

                  The original 1974 release of Keith Hudson's Flesh Of My Skin showcased the enduring strength and pivotal importance of the development of reggae music, Keith Hudson's complete mastery of the genre and the unqualified praise that followed its release was fully justified. This suburb re-master features the original mix available or the first time since the 1974 Mamba pressing and comes with the addition of the 45 only 'Darkest Night Version' and the restoration of the lost 'My Nocturne' omitted from the 1988 & 2004 remix versions. Also includes the previously unreleased 'Hunting Version' as a hidden track

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Hunting
                  2. Flesh Of My Skin
                  3. Blood Of My Blood
                  4. Testing My Faith
                  5. Fight Your Revolution
                  6. Darkest Night
                  7. Darkest Night (Version)
                  8. Talk Some Sense
                  9. My Nocturne (Talk Some Sense Version)
                  10. Treasures Of The World
                  11. My Nocturne (Treasures Of The World Version)
                  12. I Shall Be Released
                  13. No Friend Of Mine
                  14. Stabaliser
                  15. Hunting (Version)

                  Spiral Grave

                  Legacy Of The Anointed

                    Spiral Grave are comprised of extraordinary vocalist Screaming Mad Dee, Iron Louis Strachan (bass), Mot Waldmann on drums and ex-Lord guitarist Willy Rivera. They were formed in 2018 after the tragic death of their long-time bandmate Alfred Morris III, founding member of the iconic Iron Man. 

                    Setting the mood for classic heavy as hell and in your face doom metal, US Maryland’s Spiral Grave quickly carved a place for themselves in North America’s heavy music scene, playing wellreceived sets at The New England Stoner Doom Fest and The Maryland Doomfest.

                    ‘Legacy Of The Anointed’ is not a sixth album by Iron Man, as this up-tempo doom metal has more speed, swagger and groove with a swampy edge. For fans of Iron Man, Down, Cathedral, Black Sabbath, Earthride. 

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Nightmare On May Eve
                    2. Modern Day Golden Calf
                    3. Out Of My Head
                    4. Nothing
                    5. Your Enemy’s Enemy
                    6. Walking Talking Dead Man
                    7. Tanglefoot
                    8. Abgrund


                    Five Legged Dog

                      The Melvins’ first ever acoustic collection, featuring 36 songs including classics like ‘Night Goat’, ‘Honey Bucket’ and ‘Billy Fish’, as well as covers of Brainiac, The Rolling Stones and Alice Cooper tracks. This newly recorded acoustic collection features a career-spanning collection of songs, from 1987’s ‘Gluey Porch Treatments’ to 2017’s ‘A Walk With Love & Death’ - the entire gamut of the legendary band’s catalogue is represented. 

                      “I knew I wanted to do something ridiculously big,” explains Buzz Osborne of the band’s first ever acoustic offering. “36 songs reimagined by us acoustically is certainly ridiculous but it works. The magic of the songs is still there regardless of it being acoustic. Since we weren’t touring we had the time to do something of this size. I’m very excited about this record. Dale and Steven did a fantastic job on this. I think it’s a very special record. I can’t think of anyone else who’s done something like this.” 

                      The band previewed the impressive offering with the release of ‘Night Goat’. Dale Crover noted: “I think people will be surprised that we can do an acoustic version of a song like ‘Night Goat’ without losing any of the heaviness. We also worked hard on the vocal arrangements. People are going to freak out!” 

                      ‘Five Legged Dog’ also features acoustic versions of several rarities from the influential band’s overflowing discography, including a cover of Redd Kross’ ‘Charlie’ (from the limited edition ‘Escape From LA’ single), ‘Outside Chance,’ a Turtles cover from the ‘Slithering Slaughter’ single and new interpretations of The Rolling Stones ‘Sway’, Brainiac’s ‘Flypaper’ and Fred Neil’s ‘Everybody’s Talking’ (popularised by Harry Nilsson). Butthole Surfer Jeff Pinkus lends his vocals (and banjo) to ‘Don’t Forget to Breathe’ and ‘Everybody’s Talking’.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Edgar The Elephant
                      Up The Dumper
                      Hung Bunny / Roman Dog Bird
                      Billy Fish
                      A Growing Disgust
                      Eye Flys / Woman
                      Pitfalls In Serving Warrants
                      Outside Chance
                      Evil New War God
                      The Bloated Pope
                      Bad Move
                      With Teeth
                      Halo Of Flies
                      Lovely Butterflies
                      It’s Shoved
                      Honey Bucket
                      We Are Doomed
                      Fly Paper
                      Let God Be Your Gardener
                      At The Stake
                      Night Goat
                      Everybody’s Talking
                      Suicide In Progress
                      The Bit
                      Civilized Worm
                      Don’t Forget To Breathe


                      You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having

                        After being out of print for years, Atmosphere’s fifth studio album, You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having, returns on vinyl. Following the breakthrough success of their four th album, Seven’s Travels, the group returned in 2005, showing impressive growth and inventiveness in their new compositions. Citing inspirations from a list of less-than-expected sources, including Tom Waits, Mark Lanegan, Shawn Phillips, Spoon, The Mars Volta, alopecia, Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, The Beauty Pill, infected wisdom teeth, Craig Finn, TV On The Radio, Australia and I-94 East, among others, the album pushed boundaries without over reaching.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        01. The Arrival
                        02. Panic Attack
                        03. Watch Out
                        04. Musical Chairs
                        05. Say Hey There
                        06. Hockey Hair
                        07. Bam
                        08. Pour Me Another
                        09. Smart Went Crazy
                        10. Angelface
                        11. That Night
                        12. Get Fly
                        13. Little Man


                        Kickinit Alone

                          Kiefer is an acclaimed GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and producer. Kiefer is one of LA jazz’s most exciting new artists, with a broad international fanbase. 

                          Kiefer has over 60 million global track streams, ‘Kickinit Alone’ has over 15 million global streams. ‘Kickinit Alone’ was Kiefer’s first album for Leaving Records. 

                          For fans of Kamaal Williams, Kamasi Washington, Blue Lab Beats, Sam Wilkes, Moses Boyd, Yussef Dayes

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Evil Eye (feat. Hether)
                          5000 Dollar Check
                          Butterfly Inside My House
                          U R What U Repeatedly Do
                          Happysad Sunday
                          Most Beautiful Grl
                          In Pursuit Of U
                          Reinvent Yo Self
                          Kickinit Alone

                          Keaton Henson

                          Fragments EP

                            Keaton Henson’s ‘Fragments EP’ was made as a companion piece to last year’s ‘Monument’ album, written and recorded at the same time.  ‘Monument’ is a fragile, meditative and emotional unravelling of grief in the aftermath of losing his father, and for all its hushed acoustics, ‘Monument’ cocooned its emotion in some beautifully tender melodies and acute observations. It’s a warm and relatable listen. 

                            On ‘Fragments EP’, whilst the lyrical themes and subjects may stray from ‘Monument’’s poignant subject matter, in its sound and atmosphere, it feels suitably entwined. 

                            The eight tracks that form the EP orbit a sweeping kaleidoscope of sonic shapes, shades and textures. Keaton’s voice offers lyrics in an almost frozen romanticism. It’s a voice that sounds rooted in turmoil but also of strength. A happy sadness. Bleakly beautiful. 

                            Julien Baker shares a mic from across the ocean in Australia on ‘Marionette’. A songwriter of due reverence herself, Baker and Keaton share an affinity with the power of hushed words, fizzing melodies and an innate wisdom.  ‘Fragments EP’ and ‘Monument’ are two fine bodies of work by this singular, unique British artist, and two empathetic records of sorrow and strength.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. A Cassette Interlude
                            2. Limb
                            3. Before Growing Old
                            4. Marionette (with Julien
                            5. Baker)
                            6. New Kid
                            7. Invite
                            8. No Love Lost
                            9. For Kiran


                            The Family Sign

                              Atmosphere have distinguished themselves from their peers by creating albums encompassing the entire spectrum of human emotion while tethering each piece to a central aural aesthetic. The Family Sign took this philosophy to new realms of solidarity with Slug metaphorically touching on themes of fatherhood, loss, love, disappointment and jubilation, and tailoring them to an instrumental framework that draws emotion out of the listener, skillfully composed by producer Ant. The Family Sign was evidence that hip-hop wields the ultimate potential to address and convey life’s virtues and shortcomings.

                              Following their acclaimed 2008 release, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, the subsequent decision to add live guitar and keys into their recording process gave The Family Sign a warmer, bluesier feel. The resulting humanity they brought out of these songs created some of the most powerful moments Atmosphere had ever put to record. The weeping guitars and twinkling piano keys on “The Last To Say” amplify Slug’s pleas for the song’s protagonist—a victim of domestic abuse—to leave their abusive relationship, while on “Something So”, the light guitars and delicate but precise drums paint the vivid image of a new dawn breaking as Slug recounts the final moments of expectant fatherhood before his child was born, and passionately contextualizes the journey of life. The Family Sign ventured further inward, becoming Atmosphere’s most personal and intimate album to that point, engaging their fans like never before. It isn’t all tear-jerkers though, as more upbeat songs like “She’s Enough”, “Ain’t Nobody”, and “My Notes” beckon you to bop along and deliver enough optimism to brighten any day.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              01. My Key
                              02. The Last To Say
                              03. Became
                              04. Just For Show
                              05. She’s Enough
                              06. Bad Bad Daddy
                              07. Millenium Dodo
                              08. Millenium Dodo 2 (Bonus Track)
                              09. Cut You Down (Bonus Track)
                              10. Who I’ll Never Be
                              11. I Don’t Need Brighter Days
                              12. Ain’t Nobody
                              13. Your Name Here
                              14. If You Can Save Me Now
                              15. Something So
                              16. My Notes

                              Bonus 7” Vinyl:
                              01. By Your Side
                              02. Bar Food

                              Stevie Nicks

                              Live In Concert The 24 Karat Gold Tour - National Album Day 2021 Edition

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Disc 1 -
                                Side A 1. Stand Back (Live)
                                2. If Anyone Falls (Live)
                                3. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (Live)
                                4. Crying In The Night (Live)
                                5. Gypsy (Live)
                                Side B
                                1. Wild Heart / Bella Donna (Live)
                                2. New Orleans (Live)
                                3. Enchanted (Live)
                                4. Belle Fleur (Live)

                                Disc 2 -
                                Side A
                                1. Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream) (Live)
                                2. If You Were My Love (Live)
                                3. Gold Dust Woman (Live)
                                Side B
                                1. Edge Of Seventeen (Live)
                                2. Rhiannon (Live)
                                3. Landslide (Live)

                                Sinead O'Connor

                                So Far…The Best Of - National Album Day 2021 Edition

                                  So Far…The Best Of brings together the cream of Sinead O’Connor’s four album releases on the Chrysalis label.

                                  Originally released in 1997, it features the Number 1 worldwide hit “Nothing Compares 2 U” as well as her early singles “Troy” and “Mandinka”, it showcases Sinead’s enormous talent and fearless uncompromising style.

                                  This is the very first time that this album has appeared on vinyl, and is being released to coincide with National Album Day in the UK, with the emphasis on female artists.

                                  The album is presented in a 5mm sleeve and includes the tracks “Success Has Made A Failure Of Our Home”, as well as “Heroine” and “Just Like U Said It Would B” which were previously only available on the US version. This is pressed on 2 x clear vinyl.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Disc 1:
                                  Side A
                                  1. Nothing Compares 2 U
                                  2. Mandinka
                                  3. The Emperor's New Clothes
                                  4. Thank You For Hearing Me 
                                  5. Last Day Of Our Acquaintance
                                  Side B
                                  1. Fire On Babylon
                                  2. Troy
                                  3. I Am Stretched On Your Grave
                                  4. Jackie

                                  Disc 2:
                                  Side A
                                  1. Success Has Made A Failure Of Our Home
                                  2. John I Love You
                                  3. Empire (feat. Sinead O'Connor & Benjamin Zephaniah)
                                  4. I Want Your (Hands On Me)
                                  Side B
                                  1. Heroine (Theme From "Captive")
                                  2. Don't Cry For Me Argentina
                                  3. You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart
                                  4. Just Like U Said It Would B
                                  5. This Is A Rebel Song

                                  Róisín Murphy

                                  Róisín Machine - National Album Day 2021 Edition

                                    Re-press of 2020’s hugely successful and critically acclaimed LP “Róisín Machine” in limited edition 2LP gatefold splatter vinyl for National Album Day 2021 release by Skint Records.

                                    2020’s Róisín Machine” was Murphy’s first full-length project since 2015’s Mercury Nominated “Hairless Toys” and 2016’s equally revered “Take Her Up to Monto” and perhaps her best yet if the adulatory reviews are anything to go by. The likes of Guardian and the Independent garlanded the record with Album of the Week sobriquets, while Metro, The Arts Desk, Daily Star and NME gave it a full 5 stars and everyone from Uncut to Classic Pop to Evening Standard giving breathless 4-star reviews. “Roisin Machine” was universally recognized as one of the albums of the year, further cemented by 6 (SIX!) consecutive A-list records at BBC6 and slots at Sunday Brunch and – most hallowed of all – Graham Norton where she performed “Murphy’s Law” on the premiere episode of his 28th season.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    LP 1
                                    Side A:
                                    Kingdom Of Ends
                                    Side B:
                                    Something More
                                    Shellfish Mademoiselle

                                    Side C:
                                    We Got Together
                                    Murphy’s Law
                                    Game Changer
                                    Side D:

                                    Omara Portuondo

                                    Omara Portuondo (Buena Vista Social Club Presents) - National Album Day 2021 Edition

                                      Omara Portuondo, the leading lady of the Buena Vista Social Club, is one of Cuba’s most celebrated voices.

                                      The album ‘Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo’ was released in 2000 in the wake of the phenomenal reception of the original Buena Vista Social Club album, and was remastered from the analogue tapes for its 2019 LP reissue. Omara is backed by a dream band formed of many of the original Buena Vista Social Club members including Ibrahim Ferrer (vocals), Rubén González (piano), Compay Segundo (guitar) and Orlando ‘Cachaito’ Lopez (bass).

                                      To celebrate the “Women In Music” theme of this year’s National Album Day, this classic album will be pressed on limited edition purple colour vinyl.

                                      “The kind of record that forces you to stop worrying and enjoy life to the fullest.. an exquisite trip to the heart of Afro-Cuba.” – Rolling Stone

                                      “This album adds yet another magical chapter to the Buena Vista legend.” - Uncut

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Side A:
                                      1. ¿Dónde Estabas Tú?
                                      2. La Sitiera
                                      3. He Perdido Contigo
                                      4. Mariposita De Primavera
                                      5. Canta Lo Sentimental
                                      6. Ella Y Yo
                                      Side B:
                                      7. No Me Vayas A Engañar
                                      8. No Me Llores Más
                                      9. Veinte Años
                                      10. El Hombre Que Yo Amé (The Man I Love)
                                      11. Siempre En Mi Corazón

                                      Nina Simone

                                      The Montreux Years - National Album Day 2021 Edition

                                        Nina Simone’s story from the late sixties to the nineties can be told through her legendary performances in Montreux. Taking to the Montreux stage for the first time on 16 June 1968 for the festival’s second edition, Simone built a lasting relationship with Montreux Jazz Festival and its Creator and Founder Claude Nobs, which uniqueness, trust and electricity can be clearly felt on the recordings. Simone’s multi-faceted and radical story is laid bare on ‘Nina Simone: The Montreux Years’. From Nina’s glorious and emotional 1968 performance to her fiery and unpredictable concert in 1976, one of the festival’s most remarkable performances ever witnessed, the collection includes recordings from all of her five legendary Montreux concerts – 1968, 1976, 1981, 1987 and 1990.

                                        Featuring rare and previously unreleased material from Claude Nobs’ private collection, Nina Simone devotees worldwide will be thrilled by the inclusion of the powerful I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free, poignant and fearless Four Women and Simone’s hauntingly beautiful performance of Ne Me Quitte Pas. A spine-tingling version of Janis Ian’s searing and potent Stars, which Simone covered for the very first time during her 1976 Montreux performance, sits alongside her bold and electrifying re-imagine of Bob Marley’s ballad No Women No Cry in 1990. The collection closes with the encore of Nina Simone’s final Montreux Jazz Festival concert and one of Simone’s most-loved and best-known recordings, the exuberant My Baby Just Cares For Me, showcasing the deep and multidimensional facets of Simone’s life and music.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        SIDE ONE
                                        1. Someone To Watch Over Me
                                        2. Backlash Blues
                                        3. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
                                        4. See-Line Woman

                                        SIDE TWO
                                        1. Little Girl Blue
                                        2. Don't Smoke In Bed
                                        3. Stars
                                        4. What A Little Moonlight Can Do

                                        SIDE THREE
                                        1. African Mailman
                                        2. Just In Time
                                        3. Four Women
                                        4. No Woman No Cry

                                        SIDE FOUR
                                        1. Liberian Calypso
                                        2. Ne Me Quitte Pas
                                        3. Montreux Blues
                                        4. My Baby Just Cares For Me

                                        Katie Melua

                                        Ultimate Collection - National Album Day 2021 Edition

                                          Compiled by Katie, the Ultimate Collection LP features 26 tracks from her studio albums as well as her cover of ‘Fields of Gold’ and two brand new recordings of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and Shirley Bassey’s ‘Diamonds Are Forever’.

                                          Singles on the album include her worldwide hit ‘Nine Million Bicycles’, ‘The Closest Thing to Crazy’, ‘If You Were A Sailboat’ amongst others
                                          The double LP also include liner notes written by Katie.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Side One
                                          1. Nine Million Bicycles
                                          2. What A Wonderful World
                                          3. Plane Song
                                          4. Crawling Up A Hill
                                          5. A Time To Buy
                                          6. Belfast
                                          7. Thank You Stars

                                          Side Two
                                          1. I Will Be There
                                          2. River
                                          3. The Closest Thing To Crazy
                                          4. Dreams On Fire
                                          5. Wonderful Life
                                          6. If You Are So Beautiful

                                          Side Three
                                          1. Piece By Piece
                                          2. The Little Swallow
                                          3. Just Like Heaven
                                          4. Call Off The Search
                                          5. The Walls Of The World
                                          6. The Flood
                                          7. Tiger In The Night

                                          Side Four
                                          1. I Cried For You
                                          2. If You Were A Sailboat
                                          3. Perfect World
                                          4. Bridge Over Troubled Water
                                          5. Diamonds Are Forever
                                          6. Fields Of Gold


                                          Garbage - National Album Day 2021 Edition

                                            Originally released in 1995, Garbage’s self-titled debut album was met with critical acclaim upon its release. Featuring the band’s most recognizable single “Stupid Girl”, the album has since sold over four million copies and achieving double platinum certification in the UK, US and Australia. Formed in 1993 comprising of members Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, Butch Vig and Shirley Manson, Garbage have gone onto sell over 17 million albums worldwide over a 28 year career.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            A1. Supervixen
                                            A2. Queer
                                            A3. Only Happy When It Rains
                                            B1. As Heaven Is Wide
                                            B2. Not My Idea
                                            B3. A Stroke Of Luck
                                            C1. Vow
                                            C2. Stupid Girl
                                            C3. Dog New Tricks
                                            D1. My Lover's Box
                                            D2. Fix Me Now
                                            D3. Milk

                                            Eva Cassidy

                                            Live At Blues Alley - National Album Day 2021 Edition

                                              Proper new mastering from original files for this classic album that was released 25 years ago.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Cheek To Cheek (2021 Master)
                                              Stormy Monday (2021 Master)
                                              Bridge Over Troubled Water (2021 Master)
                                              Fine And Mellow (2021 Master)
                                              People Get Ready (2021 Master)
                                              Blue Skies (2021 Master)
                                              Tall Trees In Georgia (2021 Master)
                                              Fields Of Gold (2021 Master)
                                              Autumn Leaves (2021 Master)
                                              Honeysuckle Rose (2021 Master)
                                              Take Me To The River (2021 Master)
                                              What A Wonderful World (2021 Master)
                                              Oh, Had I A Golden Thread (2021 Master)

                                              Carroll Thompson

                                              Hopelessly In Love - National Album Day 2021 Edition

                                                Affectionately dubbed ‘Queen of Lovers Rock’, Carroll Thompson first took the UK’s music scene by storm in 1980 when her classic single, ‘Simply In Love’ propelled her into country’s reggae chart, where it remained in the Top 10 for over four months.

                                                The achievement was repeated the following year with the breathtakingly beautiful follow-up, ‘Hopelessly In Love’, the immense popularity of which spawned the multi-talented performer’s best-selling debut long-player of the same name.

                                                Reportedly selling in excess of a million albums worldwide, the 10-track album included the aforementioned hits alongside additional new original works that have since become widely regarded as classics of the genre.

                                                Recently voted by readers of Mojo magazine as the greatest lovers rock album of all time, the “Hopelessly In Love” LP also demonstrated the breadth of Carroll’s talent, with the singer not only performing and penning all of the material, but also coproducing the entire set.

                                                To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Trojan Records proudly make this seminal long-player available once more. Remastered and re-presented in its original sleeve, the vinyl version has been pressed on high quality 180g colour vinyl, while the CD and digital collections include 5 bonus tracks, all of which have been unavailable on any format since the early Eighties.

                                                With both physical versions further augmented by newly written sleeve notes and rare imagery from Carroll herself, “Hopelessly In Love” finally receives the deluxe treatment its status and profound influence has long since deserved.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Side A
                                                1. Yesterday
                                                2. I’m So Sorry
                                                3. No, You Don’t Know
                                                4. Sing Me A Love Song
                                                5. Mr. Cool
                                                Side B
                                                1. Merry-Go- Round
                                                2. Simply In Love
                                                3. When We Are As One
                                                4. What Colour?
                                                5. Hopelessly In Love

                                                1. Yesterday
                                                2. I’m So Sorry
                                                3. No, You Don’t Know
                                                4. Sing Me A Love Song
                                                5. Mr Cool
                                                6. Merry-Go-Round
                                                7. Simply In Love
                                                8. When We Are As One
                                                9. What Colour
                                                10. Hopelessly In Love (LP Mix)
                                                11. You Are The One I Love (12” Mix)
                                                12. Your Love (12” Mix)
                                                13. Make It With You – Carroll Thompson & Sugar Minott (12” Mix)
                                                14. Make It With You Version – The Black Roots Players (12” Mix)
                                                15. Hopelessly In Love (12” Mix)

                                                Gazelle Twin

                                                Welcome To The Blumhouse: Nocturne

                                                  Gazelle Twin’s incredible electronic score to horror film ‘Nocturne’, released as part of Amazon’s ‘Welcome To The Blumhouse’ series. 

                                                  The score is pressed on clear vinyl and housed in a deluxe spined sleeve with digital download card included. 

                                                  “The director wanted there to be a strong appearance of feminine rage featuring heavily in the score, building around the classical pieces,” says Gazelle Twin. “She wanted to use some of my existing tracks, ‘Unflesh’ and ‘Belly Of The Beast’, in a couple of scenes, so I took leave from the vocal style of ‘Unflesh’, which has a lot of strong chest singing inspired by Bulgarian Folksong.

                                                  “It became a motif that the music editor, Shie Rozow, weaved throughout the film for those especially fierce moments. Then there’s the ‘dread drones’ that haunt the whole score, getting more and more intense.”

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1. Moira’s Sacrifice
                                                  2. Juliet’s Rage
                                                  3. The Book
                                                  4. Invocation
                                                  5. Belly Of The Beast
                                                  6. Assurance
                                                  7. Golden Light
                                                  8. Purification
                                                  9. Triumph
                                                  10. Consummation
                                                  11. Unflesh
                                                  12. Blood Sport
                                                  13. Vivian’s Fall
                                                  14. Juliet’s Sacrifice



                                                    Originally released in the summer of 1997, Overcast! Marked the start of a storied career that still shows no signs of slowing down. While Slug and original co-member Spawn’s rhyme patterns and passion for wordplay may have hinted at some of their influences, their creative songwriting and inventive concepts, paired with Ant’s brooding and melodic production, made the album stand apart from its predecessors and peers.

                                                    Overcast! covers a range of topics and moods, from the dramatic storytelling on “WND”, to the sobering reflections on “Caved In”, to the meticulous imagery and cultural dissection on “Clay”, all joined by a wealth of clever punchlines and metaphors coming together to form a well-balanced and diverse collection of lyricism. Of course, there’s also “Scapegoat”, with its beautifully ominous musical backdrop and Slug’s perfectly-scripted satirical rant, which took the underground by storm and played a significant role in opening ears around the world to give a listen to what Atmosphere and Rhymesayers had to say.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    01. 1597
                                                    02. Brief Description
                                                    03. Current Status (feat. Beyond)
                                                    04. Complications
                                                    05. 4:30AM
                                                    06. Adjust (feat. Beyond)
                                                    07. Clay
                                                    08. @
                                                    09. Sound Is Vibration
                                                    10. Multiples
                                                    11. Scapegoat
                                                    12. Ode To The Modern Man (Lightning Blend) 13. WND
                                                    14. Multiples (Reprise)
                                                    15. Caved In
                                                    16. Cuando Limpia El Humo
                                                    17. The Outernet
                                                    18. Untitled


                                                    Everyone Else

                                                      Slothrust is Leah Wellbaum (guitar, vocals), Kyle Bann (bass), and Will Gorin (drums). Above all the overriding ethos of Everyone Else is its sense of inclusiveness: all people, every feeling, quiet, loud, any time signature. The band’s 2012 debut Feels Your Pain, and its successor 2014’s Of Course You Do, established the band as a breed apart, serving up deceptively clever epics that veer satisfyingly between incandescent riffing and pop hooks, winsome anxiety and powerful heft. With their long-awaited third album, Slothrust deliver ten new songs that reward repeated listens with complex arrangements and lyrical depth. From the slow burn of the centerpiece track “Horseshoe Crab” to the bizzarro world lullaby “Like a Child Hiding Behind Your Tombstone” and the ripping, hyper-adrenalized “Rotten Pumpkin,” the midpoint between grunge and art rock is the aesthetic that Slothrust elevates. Sharp-eyed individualism, serious musicianship, humble intelligence, controlled abandon. "Slothrust have released some their best songs yet on their recent album 'Everyone Else'. 

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. The Last Time I Saw My Horse
                                                      2. Surf Goth
                                                      3. Mud
                                                      4. Like A Child Hiding Behind Your Tombstone
                                                      5. Trial & Error
                                                      6. Rotten Pumpkin
                                                      7. Sleep Eater
                                                      8. Horseshoe Crab
                                                      9. Pseudo Culture
                                                      10. Pigpen

                                                      Various Artists


                                                        The album is the latest in a series of exciting releases from the much-respected Leeds label, following last year’s ‘Come Stay With Me’ compilation fundraising for local artists, and ‘Side to Side’ a callout to support women, marginalised genders and LGBTQ+ artists and their ongoing 7” singles club series. The album features a collection of 10 new and eclectic tracks from an exceptionally talented group of artists including hypnotic Punjabi folk artist Satnam Galsian, DJ and sound artist Nik Nak, alt funk rock collective Blue Kubricks and poet-rapper Knomad Spock. The album will be released on limited edition vinyl.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Seth Oraeki - Even When It Hurts 
                                                        2. Dwellhead - Butterfly Soup 
                                                        3. Denmarc Creary - Blame Game 
                                                        4. KAIROS - Cruel 
                                                        5. NikNak - Whispers 
                                                        6. Knomad Spock - Fate 
                                                        7. Satnam Galsian - Ride On/Take Me With You 
                                                        8. Cosy Room Music - Telemi 
                                                        9. Laeeqa - Blossom 
                                                        10. Blue Kubricks - 4 Seasons Of Elizabeth

                                                        Sinead O'Brien

                                                        Drowning In Blessings

                                                          Originally from Limerick, O’Brien’s work captures the everyday and the inbetween in a way that transcends any genre label. Writing from her own observations, O’Brien’s influences can be found in the realism of Mark E. Smith of The Fall, Patti Smith and The Slits, and the works of literary icons such Frank O’Hara, W.B. Yeats, Joan Didion and Albert Camus. Releases to date have drawn admiration from British and American outlets and radio stations as diverse as The FADER, Stereogum, The Guardian, Loud And Quiet, The Quietus, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music, and more.

                                                          Speaking about the new single, O’Brien explains: “‘Most Modern Painting’ is about the creation and maintenance of ‘the self’ - the most epic task we are faced with in our lives. I wanted to work with structure in an unconventional way, linking the movements together using various voices from the narrative. The lyrics are voiced through a dialogue between the conscious and unconscious, through dream recall, memory, the individual and the ego.”

                                                          The accompanying music video for ‘Most Modern Painting’ was shot in a film-like manner on 16mm. Directed by Saskia Dixie, the movements are intrinsically linked to the lyrics; the choreography incorporates physical theatre, dance and elements of daily gestures and habits.

                                                          The chorus line on ‘Most Modern Painting’ birthed the title for the EP ‘Drowning In Blessings’ - “The more I said it, the more it meant. It’s an image which I find really cathartic; seeing the weight or build up of things as possibilities and opportunities instead of bearing their burdens. I approached the set of songs on the EP like a short album so the body of work feels full and tells a substantial story. Tracks allude and refer to one another and provide clues and hints to the future and to the past. It’s not only about language and music - it’s about energy, spaces, leaving room for other people to get in.”

                                                          A multifaceted artist, O’Brien’s writing has also been published by the esteemed London Magazine whose alumni include T.S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath and William Burroughs. Her unique fusion of spoken lyrics and art rock has piqued the attention of luminaries of both fields, seeing her perform with John Cooper Clarke and The Brian Jonestown Massacre at sold out theatres across the U.K. Playing live with her band and collaborators; Julian Hanson (guitar) and Oscar Robertson (drums), Sinead O’Brien’s transfixing performances are placing her at the forefront of a resurgent wave of independent British and Irish talent

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Most Modern Painting
                                                          2. Roman Ruins
                                                          3. Fall With Me
                                                          4. Strangers In Danger


                                                          Modern Escapism

                                                            Blackpool based quartet Blanket are set to release their 2nd full-length album Modern Escapism on the 8th of October via Music for Nations. "Modern Escapism" takes the post-rock blueprint of the band’s 2018 debut full-length How To Let Go and infuses it with reverberating waves of shoegaze eclecticism and sudden outbursts of savage metal.

                                                            The record’s sonic palette takes the ethereal fluidity of Slowdive, the vicious down-tuned riffs of Deftones and the epic euphoria of Mogwai and coalesced them together into something far more cohesive. The widescreen, cinematic expanse of Blanket’s sound still remains however, and rather than neuter their grand ambitions, these additional elements have simply expanded their aural tools without compromising the grandiose vision that gives Blanket their identity. 

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            White Noise
                                                            Romance (feat. Gost)
                                                            The Last Days Of The Blue Blood Harvest
                                                            The Mighty Deep
                                                            In Awe (feat. Kadeem France)
                                                            Where The Light Takes Us
                                                            Silent Ground (cd Only)
                                                            Last Light

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            DJ Kicks: Disclosure

                                                              For a duo whose youthful energy rejuvenated the world of house music at the start of the 2010s, it seems incredible that Disclosure are now into their second decade of musical life. The incredible vigour of those early records, the spark of invention and ever-onward musical thrust, remains with the Disclosure brothers, Howard and Guy Lawrence, to this day.

                                                              The emphasis throughout DJ-Kicks is on motion. After a brief ambient introduction from Pépe’s Life Signs, Disclosure keeps the energy high, in a mix that showcases the wonderful malleability of a house beat in the right hands. From sub bass to disco samples to 303 tweak, all is welcome in Disclosure’s house, with the mix allowing individual songs space to breathe even as the pace remains harefooted.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1. Pépe - Recollection
                                                              2. Harry Wolfman - LOTF
                                                              3. Cleanfield - Conflict With Clayton
                                                              4. Disclosure - Deep Sea
                                                              5. Simon Hinter - Wanna Make Love
                                                              6. &on&on - Don’t Say A Word
                                                              7. M-High - Harmony In The Distance
                                                              8. Slum Science - Mezmerized
                                                              9. Disclosure - Observer Effect (DJ-Kicks)
                                                              10. East End Dubs - BRave
                                                              11. Onipa - Fire (Disclosure Edit)
                                                              12. Arfa X Joe - Recognise

                                                              A1. Pépe - Recollection
                                                              A2. Harry Wolfman - LOTF
                                                              A3. Cleanfield - Conflict With Clayton
                                                              B1. Disclosure - Deep Sea
                                                              B2. Simon Hinter - Wanna Make Love
                                                              B3. &on&on - Don’t Say A Word
                                                              C1. M-High - Harmony In The Distance
                                                              C2. Slum Science - Mezmerized
                                                              D1. Disclosure - Observer Effect (DJ-Kicks)
                                                              D2. Arfa X Joe - Recognise

                                                              Stealing Sheep And The Radiophonic Workshop

                                                              La Planète Sauvage

                                                                René Laloux’s celebrated 1973 sci-fi animation ‘La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic Planet)’, is overhauled with a re-imagined soundtrack by electronic modernists Stealing Sheep and legendary sound innovators The Radiophonic Workshop. This exclusive release is part of Fire Records’ re-imagined score series, and is released on Delia Derbyshire Day 2021.

                                                                It’s a real pre-Avatar conundrum that Stealing Sheep, with the help of Bob Earland, Dick Mills and Roger Limb from the Radiophonic Workshop, unravel. Creating an ethereal excursion that’s narrated by Roger Limb; like a futuristic Martin Denny, or Dr Who gone ambient techno, with a hint of Forbidden Planet 50 years on. It’s an analogue swirl set in an off-world paradise; a field recording from the future. This is a creative, generation-spanning, union brought together to score this unique cult film.

                                                                A must for fans of psyche electronica and Stealing Sheep’s formidable ‘Big Wows’ album.

                                                                ‘La Planète Sauvage’ is a thing of ambient beauty punctuated with electronic earworms that switches from intensely ominous to otherworldly dream like moments.

                                                                “No institution has had a greater impact on the development of electronic music than the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.” The Vinyl Factory

                                                                “Stealing Sheep devour a broad range of styles, incorporating everything from the dark dance-pop of Grace Jones to the experimentations of Radiophonic Workshop pioneer Delia Derbyshire and John Carpenter soundtracks.” The Guardian.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Side A
                                                                A1 Opening Credits
                                                                A2 The Chase
                                                                A3 Saved/Captured
                                                                A4 The Bracelet
                                                                A5 Council Of Draags Pt.I
                                                                A6 Terr & Tiwa
                                                                A7 The Knowledge Pt.I
                                                                Side B
                                                                B1 The Fight
                                                                B2 The Knowledge Pt. II
                                                                B3 The Initiation
                                                                B4 Escape
                                                                B5 The Big Tree
                                                                B6 The Ritual
                                                                B7 The Duel
                                                                Side C
                                                                C1 Theft/Zarek
                                                                C2 The Bird
                                                                C3 The Free Oms
                                                                C4 The Purge
                                                                C5 The Journey To Ygam
                                                                Side D
                                                                D1 The City Of Free Oms
                                                                D2 Robot Attack
                                                                D3 The Fantastic Planet
                                                                D4 The Final Battle
                                                                D5 Terr C6 Council Of Draags Pt.II
                                                                D6 End Credits

                                                                Tyler, The Creator

                                                                Call Me If You Get Lost

                                                                  Tyler, The Creator returns with his highly anticipated 6th studio album ‘CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST’ with features from Pharrell Williams, Brent Faiyaz and Lil Wayne. The album includes the previously-released songs "LUMBERJACK" and "WUSYANAME" as well as "JUGGERNAUT”.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  SIR BAUDELAIRE (feat. DJ Drama)
                                                                  LEMONHEAD (feat. 42 Dugg)
                                                                  WUSYANAME (feat. Youngboy Never Broke Again & Ty Dolla $ign)
                                                                  HOT WIND BLOWS (feat. Lil Wayne)
                                                                  RUNITUP (feat. Teezo Touchdown)
                                                                  MANIFESTO (feat. Domo Genesis)
                                                                  SWEET / I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE (feat. Brent Faiyaz & Fana Hues)
                                                                  MOMMA TALK
                                                                  RISE! (feat. Daisy World)
                                                                  JUGGERNAUT (feat. Lil Uzi Vert & Pharrell Williams)

                                                                  Hot shit from big daddy Strick and fam. Detroit's new school production team with his kids Gnext and Butterbandz drafted in for an all-family affair. Three tracks that typify the sounds emanating from this particular Motor City home.

                                                                  Big Strick offers up one of his trademark lo-fi, piano-driven jams. Hats that slap and big rumbling bass providing the momentum as Strick plays about on a dusty toy piano - FXHE heads are gonna love this!

                                                                  Generation Next glides in on an slick, hovering pads, an kinetic selection of piston perx powering the track forward through walls of electrostatic. Meanwhile Butterbandz provides a deep, 5AM, Omar S-inspired joint: "Ulra Instinct" with rubberband bass, dub-empowered stabs and shadowy atmospherics.

                                                                  Top stuff from these recent additions to Detroit's outstanding electronic music legacy. Recommended. 

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A1. Big Strick - Balance
                                                                  A2. G.Next - Somebody's Watching
                                                                  B. Butterbandz - Ultra Instinct

                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                  Give Me The Funk! The Best Funky-Flavoured Music Vol. 6

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    A1 Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - (I’ve Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind
                                                                    A2 Eugene Blacknell & The New Breed - Dance To The Rhythm
                                                                    A3 Mavis John - Use My Body
                                                                    A4 Betty Wright - All Your Kissin' Sho' Don't Make True Lovin'
                                                                    A5 Gil Scott-Heron - Lady Day And John Coltrane
                                                                    B1 Oby Onyioha - Enjoy Your Life
                                                                    B2 Incredible Bongo Band - Apache
                                                                    B3 Patrice Rushen - Music Of The Earth
                                                                    B4 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - Expansions
                                                                    B5 Millie Jackson - I'm Free

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    Give Me The Funk! The Best Funky-Flavoured Music Vol. 5

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      A1 The Blowflys - Funky In The Hole
                                                                      A2 Funkadelic - If You Don't Like The Effects, Don't Produce The Cause
                                                                      A3 Ohio Players - Hustle Bird
                                                                      A4 The Armada Orchestra - For The Love Of Money
                                                                      A5 The Sylvers - Handle It
                                                                      A6 Malone & Barnes And The Spontaneous Simplicity - Road Man
                                                                      B1 James Brown - Smokin' & Drinkin'
                                                                      B2 KC & The Sunshine Band - I Get Lifted
                                                                      B3 T-Connection - Lady Of The Night
                                                                      B4 Asha Puthli - Flying Fish
                                                                      B5 The Jimmy Castor Bunch - The Mystery Of Me

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      Give Me The Funk! The Best Funky-Flavoured Music Vol. 4

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        A1 B.T. Express - Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
                                                                        A2 Uncle Louie Feat. Walter Murphy - I Like Funky Music
                                                                        A3 Tommy Stewart - Bump And Hustle Music
                                                                        A4 Brenda George - What You See Is What You're Gonna Get
                                                                        A5 All The People Feat. Robert Moore - Cramp Your Style
                                                                        B1 The Soul Searchers - Think
                                                                        B2 Clarence Reid - If It Was Good Enough For Daddy
                                                                        B3 George & Gwen McRae - The Rub
                                                                        B4 Lee Dorsey - Give It Up
                                                                        B5 Robert Parker - Get Ta Steppin'
                                                                        B6 Aaron Neville - Hercules

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        Give Me The Funk! The Best Funky-Flavoured Music Vol. 3

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1 Bobby Byrd - Back From The Dead
                                                                          A2 Funkadelic - Can You Get To That
                                                                          A3 T-Connection - Funkannection
                                                                          A4 The Sylvers - I Aim To Please
                                                                          A5 Patrice Rushen - Hang It Up
                                                                          B1 Joe Simon - Theme From Cleopatra Jones
                                                                          B2 Jerry Butler & Jerry Peters - Speak The Truth To The People - Frankie's Theme
                                                                          B3 Ohio Players - Funky Worm
                                                                          B4 Curtis Mayfield - Toot An' Toot An' Toot
                                                                          B5 Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes - A Chance For Peace

                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          Give Me The Funk! The Best Funky-Flavoured Music Vol. 2

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            A1 Blowfly - Nobody’s Butt But Yours, Babe
                                                                            A2 The Detroit Emeralds - Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)
                                                                            A3 George McCrae - I Get Lifted
                                                                            A4 Brother To Brother - Chance With You
                                                                            A5 Gil Scott-Heron - Home Is Where The Hatred Is
                                                                            B1 Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
                                                                            B2 The Fatback Band - Yum Yum (Gimme Some)
                                                                            B3 Gwen McCrae - All This Love That I'm Givin'
                                                                            B4 Little Beaver - Concrete Jungle
                                                                            B5 Cymande - Bra

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Give Me The Funk! The Best Funky-Flavoured Music Vol. 1

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              A1 Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions
                                                                              A2 James Brown & The Famous Flames - Think
                                                                              A3 The Mar-Keys - Last Night
                                                                              A4 Marvin Gaye - Hitch Hike
                                                                              A5 Ray Charles - Unchain My Heart
                                                                              A6 Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want)
                                                                              A7 Stevie Wonder - Ain't That Love
                                                                              B1 Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
                                                                              B2 Ike & Tina Turner - A Fool In Love
                                                                              B3 Little Willie John - Fever
                                                                              B4 Etta James - I Just Want To Make Love To You
                                                                              B5 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You

                                                                              Joan Baez

                                                                              Essential Works 1959-1962

                                                                                Joan Baez – a singer, activist and pacificist committed to the struggle against all segregation – recorded her first album in 1959 at the age of eighteen. The titles on these four sides are taken from the first four records she made, and they all reflected the position she took in the folk movement that was then emerging, together with her militant support of minority groups.

                                                                                It would be sixty years before she said farewell to the stage, in July 2019 at the Montreux jazz Festival, after a sixty-year career of unrivalled quality that actively showed her sincere commitment to social and political causes. The grace in her exceptional voice, her kindness and admirable personality – and her determination – earned her an exceptional place in the history of popular music, as well as in the hearts of an ever-increasing audience.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                SIDE A
                                                                                1. The Banks Of The Ohio
                                                                                2. O What A Beautiful City
                                                                                3. Sail Away Ladies
                                                                                4. Black Is The Color Of My True Love Hair
                                                                                5. Lowlands
                                                                                6. What You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby

                                                                                SIDE B
                                                                                1. Silver Dagger
                                                                                2. East Virginia
                                                                                3. Fare Thee Well
                                                                                4. House Of The Rising Sun
                                                                                5. Donna Donna
                                                                                6. John Riley
                                                                                7. Rake And Rambling Boy

                                                                                SIDE C
                                                                                1. Wagoner’s Lad
                                                                                2. The Trees They Do Grow High
                                                                                3. The Lily Of The West
                                                                                4. Once I Knew A Pretty Girl
                                                                                5. Lonesome Road
                                                                                6. Railroad Boy
                                                                                7. Plaisir D’amour

                                                                                SIDE D
                                                                                1. Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You
                                                                                2. Geordie
                                                                                3. Copper Kettle
                                                                                4. What Have The Done To The Rain ?
                                                                                5. Lady Mary
                                                                                6. Pretty Boy Floyd



                                                                                  Musician and filmmaker Domingæ is probably best known as the founder of experimental psych band Föllakzoid.

                                                                                  Written whilst stranded in Mexico and Tokyo on her way to a world tour with Föllakzoid, her new debut solo album Æ has taken the decompositional system she devised for the band and added the depth of inner exploration and a symbiotic relationship with musical craft.

                                                                                  The resulting sound is as groovy and hypnotic as the best Föllakzoid tracks but with a seductive and darkening electronic texture. She has become a channel in which the shadows inhabit. Domingæ’s sounds and formats are articulated via depuration, expanding in time and space via the subtraction of shifting elements. The process of unlearning and uninstalling previously established creative softwares in order to achieve dissolution has always been a central focus in her creative pursuit.

                                                                                  Æ is a result of said experimentation, the dissolution of preconceived notions to create a minimal sound yet rich in textures.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. Æva (4:10)
                                                                                  2. Dæmon (4:22)
                                                                                  3. Archaeans (4:23)
                                                                                  4. Ænnihilator (5:32)
                                                                                  5. Asǽse (13:29)

                                                                                  Billie Holiday

                                                                                  1937-1958: The Essential Works

                                                                                    Lady Day was born under the name of Eleanora Fagan. How much suffering does it take to express love, pain, despair, or even life itself? Few singers have communicated emotions like Billie Holiday. Her father, a jazz guitarist, wouldn’t recognise her and so refused to give his daughter his name. He was more interested in nightlife than in family life. Billie’s mother was a cleaner, cook and occasional prostitute who abandoned her daughter to the care of her aunts or a reformatory. Billie had a life of violence that commonly included rape and physical abuse of all kinds.

                                                                                    In between prostitution, prison and a few gigs in sordid dives where a customer’s generosity was her only means of support, Billie managed to record for Columbia when she was only nineteen. It was the beginning of a recognition that never waned over the years.

                                                                                    Few voices of the past eight decades were as capable of moving the hearts of those who loved female singers in the same way as Billie Holiday.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    SIDE A
                                                                                    1. All Of Me
                                                                                    2. When You’re Smiling
                                                                                    3. If Dreams Come
                                                                                    4. The Man I Love
                                                                                    5. Getting Some Fun Out Of Life
                                                                                    6. Time On My Hands
                                                                                    7. The Very Thought Of You

                                                                                    SIDE B
                                                                                    1. My Man
                                                                                    2. Jim
                                                                                    3. Solitude
                                                                                    4. Georgia On My Mind
                                                                                    5. Lover Man
                                                                                    6. Am I Blue ?
                                                                                    7. I’ll Be Seeing You

                                                                                    SIDE C
                                                                                    1. Now Or Never
                                                                                    2. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
                                                                                    3. Blue Moon
                                                                                    4. Remember
                                                                                    5. Sugar
                                                                                    6. Them There Eyes
                                                                                    7. Lover Come Back To Me

                                                                                    SIDE D
                                                                                    1. Love Me Or Leave Me
                                                                                    2. Willow Weep For Me
                                                                                    3. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
                                                                                    4. Cheek To Cheek
                                                                                    5. All Or Nothing At All
                                                                                    6. I’m A Fool To Want You

                                                                                    Wet Leg

                                                                                    Chaise Longue

                                                                                      Amidst a night of hazy scenes in their native Isle of Wight, Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers found themselves at the summit of a Ferris wheel. They decided to start a band. The band is called Wet Leg. Arming themselves with guitars, a penchant for French disco, effervescent imaginations and a shared love of the The Ronettes and Jane Birkin, through to Ty Segall and Bjork, they set about making some recordings of their own. Enter their debut single, Chaise Longue.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      Chaise Longue
                                                                                      Chaise Longue (Demo Version)

                                                                                      Out Moving Windows is a 7 track LP out early October from Sean La'Brooy, co-founder of Australia's Analogue Attic and one half of Albrecht La'Brooy.

                                                                                      Currently based in New York, La'Brooy presents an emotional and contemplative record that leans on acoustic instrumentation, drawing on collaborations with a range of New York and Melbourne based jazz musicians, and a remix from Other Joe.

                                                                                      Those familiar with the nine records released under Albrecht La'Brooy will recognise the expressive piano and synth lines that feature.
                                                                                      Here, the piano Jazz and Improvisation graduate creates space for long-form solos from himself and featuring instrumentalists.

                                                                                      True to what we expect from the ever-maturing Analogue Attic, this is a listening album; orchestrated pads with dance-leaning rhythms meet piano chords, guitar and brass melodies.
                                                                                      Arranged with the idea of the contemplative state experienced during a solo commute, as the name Out Moving Windows alludes to.

                                                                                      Fernando Ferrarone - Trumpet (NYC)
                                                                                      Kalia Vandever - Trombome (NYC)
                                                                                      Oliver Paterson - Guitar (Melbourne)

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      A1. Splash With Fernando Ferrarrone
                                                                                      A2. It Might Rain
                                                                                      A3.Triplet Falls With Kalia Vandever
                                                                                      B1. Bar Solitude
                                                                                      B2. Northcote, Winter Solstice
                                                                                      B3.Thank You For Everything With Oliver Paterson
                                                                                      B4. Splash (Other Joe Arrangement With Phil Stroud)

                                                                                      It's the dawning of a new era... after many months of being connected via proxy the time has come to get together... Tonight My Dance, Is All About You!

                                                                                      Pascale Project brings you three original dance music compositions in the key of having a good time. Soaked in the tradition of summer fun in the city, elements of Freestyle and Electro weave in to the House beat. These sounds evoked by our beloved corner of the world are now broadcast to the global network of party purveyors. A pulsating chill-out version of 'Welcome' by DustWORLD head Dust-e-1 sits nicely at the A2 position to be used as needed.

                                                                                      All cut at 45rpm for diverse playing styles!
                                                                                      Music by Pascal Mercier.
                                                                                      Mastered by Nik Kozub.
                                                                                      Artwork & design by Kris Guilty.

                                                                                      Manufactured & distributed by La Rama Records.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      A1. Tonight My Dance
                                                                                      A2. Welcome (Dust-e-1 Remix)
                                                                                      B1. Welcome
                                                                                      B2. Go Home

                                                                                      La Rama Records is proud to present four fresh feelers from our friend Bunzinelli. These tracks have weathered the storm of no-fun to provide joy and elation for the living to come... psychedelic feelings to help it all fall back in to place. 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 our first release as Dj Medallion).

                                                                                      You can trust in this one, to be shared far and wide.

                                                                                      Music by Peter Bunzinelli.
                                                                                      Artwork & design by Luca Lozano.
                                                                                      Mastered by Cristobal Urbina.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                      Nu Guinea

                                                                                      The Tony Allen Experiments

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1. Prelude
                                                                                        A2. Howls
                                                                                        A3. Open Paths
                                                                                        A4. NG Theme
                                                                                        A5. Stasis (Calm Before The Storm)
                                                                                        B1. TA-Storm
                                                                                        B2. The Birds Rejoice
                                                                                        B3. Phunkhysteria
                                                                                        B4. The Sun Returns

                                                                                        The man who put the beat into afro-beat is back! Comet deliver a reissue of "Black Voices", featuring remastered versions and a new bonus track “Ariya (Psyche Juju Mix)”.
                                                                                        Tony Allen completely rewrote the books on what was possible within the AfroBeat genre with his stunning 1999 album, Black Voices. When one considers exactly "what" is going on throughout Black Voices, it is quite mind boggling, as it is almost impossible to associate a minimalist, electronic feel with the massive walls of sound which Allen was known to create. But those walls of sound are still very present, just delivered with an entirely new feel due to the presence of the producer, Doctor L. He takes the mesmerizing rhythms that Allen creates and he spins them into a stunningly modern sound. While Doctor L's production work throughout Black Voices is truly fantastic, it is clear that the genius behind the album lies within the mind of Tony Allen. With the absolutely mesmerizing, funky grooves that Allen creates, it comes as little surprise that the vocal collaborations are handled by members of one of the funkiest bands in history: Parliament-Funkadelic.
                                                                                        For almost two decades, "Black Voices" has remained a stunning example of the fantastic results that can occur when seemingly unrelated genres clash. 

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1. Asiko
                                                                                        A2. Get Together
                                                                                        B1. Black Voices
                                                                                        B2. The Same Blood
                                                                                        C1. Asiko (In A Silent Mix)
                                                                                        D1. Black Voices (We Are We Play Mix)
                                                                                        D2. ARIYA (Psychedelic Juju Mix)

                                                                                        Tony Allen & The Afro Messengers

                                                                                        No Discrimination

                                                                                        Comet Records presents the Tony Allen & Afrika 70 reissue series with the classic late seventies first four solo albums of Tony Allen remastered and restored: Jealousy, Progress, No Accomodation for Lagos & No Discrimination, all coming in an heavy Deluxe Tip-On Jacket.
                                                                                        Tony's solo album, No Discrimination, marks an important turning point in Tony Allen's musical life. Tony had recently left Fela's band, which was clearly an emotional yet necessary change as Allen sings of love and brotherhood throughout his fourth solo album. No Discrimination, both in composition and sound, is a blueprint for the future of Afrobeat, decades ahead of its time. The songs are a mixture of old and new - fusing the classic Afrobeat compositional style with modern production and ideas. Classic tunes like "No Discrimination" and "Ariya" pushed boundaries for what Afrobeat could be, which a wave of Afrobeat bands would pick up on decades later.
                                                                                        With No Discrimination, Tony begins to move Afrobeat into the future, which he would continue doing for the rest of his career.
                                                                                        Tony Allen was a musical and compositional visionary, and this album finds him beginning to explore that vision outside of Fela's immense gravitational pull. They are the start of a new era in Tony's fruitful career as a solo artist, opening the floodgates for his distinctive Afro-Funk sound and laying the foundation for the next generation of Afrobeat musicians to come.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1. No Discrimination
                                                                                        A2. Road Safety
                                                                                        B1. Ariya
                                                                                        B2. Love Is A Natural Thing

                                                                                        Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70

                                                                                        No Accommodation For Lagos

                                                                                        1978 was without a doubt one of the most disturbing years in the history of Fela and the Afrika 70. Just a year before the army had raided Fela's compound destroying his house, his club, his brother's free medical clinic and fatally injuring his mother. With their houses destroyed the band had to squat the former Decca offices. Somewhere in between the madness they managed to record Fela's "Suffering And Schmiling" album and Tony Allen's third solo-project: "No Accomodation For Lagos". Without a doubt his most political orientated record of all. After the record came out Tony Allen dropped from the Afrika 70 band as he felt that too many people were sapping Fela of his creative energies.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1. No Accomodation
                                                                                        B1. African Message

                                                                                        Vinyl Only! Warehouse belly dance rave energy by nyc favourite Jacques Renault and two lefty haus cuts by Afacan taking a dip tru the electronics of the mystical journeys tru time and space.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1. Afacan Soundsystem - Untitled
                                                                                        B1. Jacques Renault - Belly Dance Dream
                                                                                        B2. Afacan Soundsystem - Make You Beep

                                                                                        Vinyl Only! Rune on the belly dancing peace pipe, Tushen on the lefty new wave trip, Afacan Cruising tru the mists of the orient to top it of turkish version of give me the night by paralel disco…. one two let’s go back for that cosmic scrub at the hamam!

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1. Rune Lindbaek - Hashish
                                                                                        A2. Tushen Raï - Balü
                                                                                        B1. Paralel Disko - Gimme The Nite
                                                                                        B2. Afacan Sound System - Oriental

                                                                                        Classic italo house EP produced in 1991 by Ivan Iacobucci under the moniker of KGB, now out on vinyl including a new unreleased remix.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1: Detroit 909
                                                                                        A2: Scream (Wake Up!)
                                                                                        B1: Bondage (Mysterious Remix)
                                                                                        B2: Detroit 909 (2021 Remix)

                                                                                        Surprise Chef

                                                                                        Maw & Harvey Sutherland Remixes

                                                                                          At the vanguard of Melbourne's bustling underground music scene you'll find Surprise Chef. A band very much on the rise, who with two exceptional albums under their belts, are picking up a rapidly swelling fanbase across the world. Working out of the College of Knowledge stable (their home/studio/ record label namesake), the band's take on instrumental cinematic soul and funk has connected with listeners across multiple scenes and genres. Their intoxicatingly laidback sound, which pairs expertly crafted hooks with a seriously funky, watertight rhythm section, has earned them a wide appeal and made their tracks ripe for interpretation.

                                                                                          When floating ideas for potential remixers, two names came to the fore, Masters At Work and Harvey Sutherland. MAW have a long history with Mr Bongo having remixed the Brit- funk classic 'Dancing In Outer Space' by Atmosfear for the label in 1997, and releasing the original track, 'Brazilian Beat' in 2000. With their studio collaboration now back in full swing, it was the perfect time to inject the MAW magic back into the label. They picked 'Crayfish Caper' from the band's first album 'All News Is Good News' as their choice of track to remix. The 'Nuyorican Broken Remix' sees MAW stepping into their Nuyorican Soul guise. A Latin shuffle meets an afro-beat rhythm and some very chunky broken beats, which all underpins an infectious melody constructed around the original track's bassline. They pair this with horns and synths that add a flourish and reveal new layers as the track develops. It's a sound that is uniquely Nuyorican Soul and a welcome return for fans of this aspect of their phenomenal output. The 'Masters At Work Remix' is straight up vintage MAW in House mode. It takes many of the same elements found in the 'Nuyorican Broken Remix' and points things in a House direction. It's 4/4, but the beats have that Kenny Dope trademark swing. Tough, but oozing soul. Add to that heavy bass, vocal cuts, fierce horns and saxophone, layered synths, and that undeniable MAW bounce.

                                                                                          Rounding off the package is the remix from Harvey Sutherland. Having made international waves since 2013 with his unique take on dance music, Harvey has long been on Mr Bongo's remix radar, but until now we hadn't managed to get that ambition over the line. This time around the stars aligned perfectly. Surprise Chef and Harvey Sutherland are both Melbourne residents and they had already been working on projects together. The band set things up and Harvey chose to remix 'New Ferrari' from their latest album, 'Daylight Savings'. His take on the track sees things venturing into dubby-disco territory. A dreamy, cosmic, bass-heavy, sweeping synth-led workout, that retains yet reinterprets the catchy-as-hell hooks from the original track. A roller with serious muscle!

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. Crayfish Caper (Nuyorican Broken Mix)
                                                                                          2. Crayfish Caper (Masters At Work Mix)
                                                                                          3. New Ferrari (Harvey Sutherland's Weird Flex - 12” Mix)

                                                                                          Le Ren


                                                                                            Leftovers, the debut album from Montreal’s Le Ren, stitches together a patchwork of personal songs about different relationships: those we share with mothers, lovers, and friends. Lauren Spear, the artist behind Le Ren, created a physical quilt to mirror the assemblage of stories that comprise her album: a coming-of-age collage that collects over four years of past experiences and finds their present meaning.

                                                                                            Leftovers was originally scheduled to be recorded in LA in early 2020, but the pandemic forced Le Ren to reconsider the kind of album she wanted to make, and how she wanted to make it. Taking the time to revamp old songs and bring the past to bear upon new ones, she distilled years of material into ten tightly executed tracks united by the swooning pluck of her guitar and the crystal clear timbre of her voice. The result is a timeless assemblage of love, heartache, celebration, and lessons hard-learned, written and performed by a musician who has honed the subtleties of her craft.

                                                                                            With its organic yet meticulous folk production and deeply felt lyrics, Leftovers exists outside of trend or time, finding a home among classic icons like Joni Mitchell, Vashti Bunyan, and Karen Dalton, as well as a new class of folk extraordinaires, such as Adrianne Lenker, Jessica Pratt, and Laura Marling. Le Ren writes with a bold clarity that lends her songs the immediate, enduring quality of good stories well-told that, like their album title-namesake, only get better with age. Leftovers is equal parts melancholy, deep love, and levity to lift up the mournful. Le Ren here weaves a rich musical tapestry addressed to loved ones lost, found, and

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            SIDE A:
                                                                                            1. Take On Me
                                                                                            2. Dyan
                                                                                            3. Was I Not Enough?
                                                                                            4. I Already Love You
                                                                                            5. Who’s Going To Hold Me Next?

                                                                                            SIDE B:
                                                                                            6. Your Cup
                                                                                            7. Annabelle & MaryAnne (feat. Tenci)
                                                                                            8. Willow
                                                                                            9. Friends Are Miracles
                                                                                            10. May Hard Times Pass Us By

                                                                                            Hayden Thorpe

                                                                                            Moondust For My Diamond

                                                                                              In contrast to Diviner, a record that very much favoured the inner world, Moondust For My Diamound sees Hayden Thorpe moving into a more natural visual and sonic palette, gazing outward on the world. Produced by Richard Formby and Nathan Jenkins (Bullion), Thorpe has made an album that is galvanising, reassuring, elegant, seductive: it oozes Big Cosmic Energy.

                                                                                              Fela Kuti

                                                                                              Live! With Ginger Baker

                                                                                                The 50th-anniversary reissue of Live! is pressed on double red vinyl and features an etching of the album artwork on Side D. Side C features Ginger Baker and Tony Allen’s blinding, extended, dual-drums solos from 1978’s Berlin Jazz Festival, re-mastered at Abbey Road Studios in 2021. This anniversary reissue marks the first vinyl pressing of these performances. Complete with a collector's gold OBI strip.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                SIDE A:

                                                                                                1) Let's Start
                                                                                                2) Black Man's Cry

                                                                                                SIDE B

                                                                                                1) Ye Ye De Smell
                                                                                                2) Egbe Mi O (Carry Me I Want To Die)

                                                                                                SIDE C

                                                                                                1) Ginger Baker And Tony Allen Drum Solo, Part I (Live At Berlin Jazz Festival, 1978)
                                                                                                2) Ginger Baker And Tony Allen Drum Solo, Part II (Live At Berlin Jazz Festival, 1978)

                                                                                                SIDE D:

                                                                                                1) Bespoke Etching Design

                                                                                                The Sherlocks

                                                                                                World I Understand

                                                                                                  Following several months of speculation, alt-rock stalwarts The Sherlocks, comprised of Kiaran Crook (vocals), Brandon Crook (drums), Alex Proctor (guitar) and Trent Jackson (bass), have announced their latest album World I Understand. While the rest of the world was put on hold, The Sherlocks were undergoing a rebirth. Two new band members Trent and Alex in and the Davidson brothers Josh and Andy stepping down. Working closely alongside Manic Street Preachers producer Dave Eringa, World I Understand stands as The Sherlocks' most unshackled and ambitious album to date.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. Porto
                                                                                                  2. Falling
                                                                                                  3. Wake Up
                                                                                                  4. On The Run
                                                                                                  5. Plastic Heart
                                                                                                  6. City Lights
                                                                                                  7. Sorry
                                                                                                  8. Games You Play
                                                                                                  9. World I Understand
                                                                                                  10. Last To Leave
                                                                                                  11. Slip Road

                                                                                                  Kit Sebastian


                                                                                                    ‘Melodi’ is the second album from captivating duo Kit Sebastian (aka Kit Martin and Merve Erdem). Those familiar with the band's cult classic 2019 debut record 'Mantra Moderne' will instantly recognise their unique sound that blurs boundaries of world music, jazz and psychedelia. Not to be content replicating the same album, sonically the feel of ‘Melodi’ is a maturation. It is more diverse and provides glimpses into many different worlds from the Italian Riviera to the mountains of the Caucasus, the beaches of Bahia to the city streets of Istanbul and Paris. This joyous merging of soundscapes evokes a borderless planet with music as an international language, belonging everywhere and nowhere.

                                                                                                    ‘Melodi’ is imbued with Kit Sebastian's love of vintage records and world cinema, but it is not a retro homage. It celebrates its influences but is very much a modern record, being simultaneously brand new and retro. This is a credit to the duo's craft as musicians and songwriters, presenting their influences as a circular interaction between the present and the past rather than a linear one.

                                                                                                    The music was written during the first UK lockdown and recorded that summer, a time of opening up that only briefly existed. In a world with a slower pace than before the Covid crisis, the band were able to spend more time experimenting in the studio. The album’s range of instrumentation has expanded from the previous record to include zithers, harpsichords, congas, bongos, bulbul tarang, and a mock-up choir on top of the synthesizers, balalaikas, organs, and saxophones. Session musicians and friends were also booked to introduce trumpet and string sections giving the album an added depth and orchestral texture. Despite the added complexity, the album was recorded using the same techniques employed for the previous album with various tape machines, bouncing back between cassette and ¼” tape for practicality and sonic abstraction. To pierce through this abstraction, the vocals are intentionally more expressive. Merve took cues from the Turkish singers of her youth, adding a slightly more melancholic, darker and more reflective style than 'Mantra Moderne’. Rooted in observations from everyday life, they speak often about the worlds and thoughts that arise from the end of the night.

                                                                                                    Like with many of the best albums, the record seems over all too soon and has you instantly wanting to play it again. On each listen you decide on a track that you think is your favourite from the album only for it to be replaced with a different one on the next listen. The songs and production have hidden depths that seem to evolve and morph the more you devour them. Moments of pure pop, moments to fall in love, moments to contemplate. This journey is rich in musical vitamins and nourishment, but like all the best things still leaves you wanting more.

                                                                                                    She Drew The Gun

                                                                                                    Behave Myself

                                                                                                      She Drew The Gun are today announcing their return with new album Behave Myself. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Revolution Of Mind, which was named among BBC 6 Music’s Albums Of The Year, is produced by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, The Fall, The Kills, Working Men’s Club). The first music from the record is confirmed to arrive next month.

                                                                                                      Under the moniker She Drew The Gun, songwriter Louisa Roach began by playing solo gigs around Liverpool, she quickly caught the attention of The Coral’s James Skelly who she began working with at Skeleton Key Records, recruiting band members along the way. At first glance Roach’s fuzzy psych-pop may suggest that the Wirral born songwriter is another ‘Cosmic Scouser’ but then you’re drawn into the spirit of rebellion, songs that rally against injustice and food banks and celebrate outsiderdom.

                                                                                                      Roach was late to music, releasing her first LP ‘Memories of the future’ after a decade of motherhood and studying at college. The second LP ‘ Revolution of Mind’, released October 2018, again produced by James Skelly, continued the fine work laid out on her 2016 debut. Announced in the top 10 albums of 2018 by BBCRadio6 Music, the record was one of the runaway indie successes of the year. In 2019 the band completed a sold out UK tour and played a string of UK festivals including main stage performances at Glastonbury and Blue Dot among others. In 2020 the band played virtual gigs to help raise money for Greenpeace and the Music Venue Trust among others and look forward to a proper return to live music.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Origin Song
                                                                                                      2. Next On The List
                                                                                                      3. Behave Myself
                                                                                                      4. Diamonds In Our Eyes
                                                                                                      5. Cut Me Down
                                                                                                      6. Class War
                                                                                                      7. Innerspeak
                                                                                                      8. Panopticon
                                                                                                      9. All Roads To Nowhere
                                                                                                      10. Roses Tale



                                                                                                        Every year as spring arrives, a sea of tiny flowers blossom across the Danish forest floor. They’re an explosion of colour, a symbol of hope and change, disappearing as quickly as they arrived and exposing the constant cycle of nature. They are known colloquially as windflowers.

                                                                                                        For over twenty years, Efterklang have been pushing the barriers of experimental, electronic, emotional chamber-pop. Announcing their sixth studio album Windflowers, their first for City Slang, the Danish trio of Mads Brauer, Rasmus Stolberg and Casper Clausen continue a creative journey that’s brought them closer together, even as their lives grow apart. Channelling the motifs of hope and change its namesake flora represents, the album sees their many years of collaboration and experimentation distilled into some of their finest and most direct
                                                                                                        melodic moments to date.

                                                                                                        With their ability to bring in guests and session musicians restricted, Efterklang had to challenge their usual creative process and accept their own limitations. Recorded over the course of five trips to residential studio Real Farm on the island of Møn, south of Copenhagen, the genesis of Windflowers was back to basics and became an exercise in putting their vast and dynamic experience to play. The album finds Casper singing in English again, for the most part. It’s rich and intimate, the sound of three friends finding each other at a time when the world around them felt unstable. The record is about existing, alone, together and in nature. It’s about reconnecting, and letting each other grow.

                                                                                                        Efterklang’s constant innovation and openness for collaborating extends past the band’s core members and into the world of the listener. Now sharing new music through their Developed platform, fans are invited to collaborate and respond as they listen to the new tracks for the first time. Collaboration and community has always been the compass of Efterklang, and the group keeps looking for new ways to build a meaningful correspondence with their audience, to be inventive and inclusive. “We don’t want to play to people, we want to perform and make music with people,” Rasmus explains.

                                                                                                        After all their years together, Mads, Casper and Rasmus share the real intimacy of family. Windflowers is proof that connection and community can triumph over adversity, and the result is something truly beautiful.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        A1. Alien Arms
                                                                                                        A2. Beautiful Eclipse
                                                                                                        A3. Hold Me Close When You Can
                                                                                                        A4. Lady Of The Rocks
                                                                                                        A5. Dragonfly
                                                                                                        B1. Living Other Lives
                                                                                                        B2. Mindless Center
                                                                                                        B3. House On A Feather
                                                                                                        B4. Åbent Sår (feat. The Field)

                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                        Soul Jazz Records Presents: CUBA: Music And Revolution: Culture Clash In Havana: Experiments In Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 2

                                                                                                          Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 2 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that takes off in exactly the same vein as the much-acclaimed Vol. 1 – exploring the many styles that came out of Cuba in the 1970s as Latin and Salsa mixed with heavy doses of Jazz, Funk, and Disco to create some of the most dancefloor-friendly music ever made!

                                                                                                          The album comes as a heavyweight 3xLP and deluxe 2xCD set, complete with extensive sleeve notes, and is jam-packed with heavy bass lines, synth and Wah-Wah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.

                                                                                                          Much of the music on this album is featured in the deluxe large format book ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90’, released by Soul Jazz Books and also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), featuring the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.

                                                                                                          The music on this new album features a host of rarities from legendary Cuban artists such as Los Van Van, alongside Grupo De Experimentación, Farah Maria, Ricardo Eddy Martinez, Juan Pablo Torres, Grupo Sintesis and Orquesta Riverside, most of whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba but have long been favourite club tracks and secret-weapons in Gilles Peterson’s record boxes!

                                                                                                          The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms reflecting both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album has never been heard outside of Cuba.

                                                                                                          Both Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have been involved in Cuban music for more than two decades – Gilles Peterson with his many Havana Cultura projects for his Brownswood label and Stuart Baker with a number of Soul Jazz Records albums recorded in Cuba. This Soul Jazz Records album is released in conjunction with Egrem, the Cuban state record company, and has been put together after the many crate-digging trips that both compilers have made on the streets of Havana and beyond in Cuba stretching over a 20-year period, searching out rare and elusive original Cuban vinyl records. 

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo - Y Que Bien (4.24)
                                                                                                          2. Orquesta Los Van Van - Por Que Lo Haces? (4.10)
                                                                                                          3. Los Latinos - Quemando (2.46)
                                                                                                          4. Farah María - Amame Y No Pienses Mas (4.13)
                                                                                                          5. FA 5 - Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon (5.53)
                                                                                                          6. Tambores De Enrique Bonne - Como Arrullos De Palma (2.47)
                                                                                                          7. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - Expresso Ritmico (4.11)
                                                                                                          8. Los Papines - Solo De Tumba Y Bongo (5.31)
                                                                                                          9. Grupo Sintesis - Aqui Estamos (2.31)
                                                                                                          10. Los Van Van - Llegada (2.08)
                                                                                                          11. Grupo Raices Nuevas - Baila Mi Guaguancó (5.02)

                                                                                                          1. Luis Carbonell - La Rumba (3.53)
                                                                                                          2. Orquesta Riverside - En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes (3.02)
                                                                                                          3. Juan Formel & Los Van Van - Llegue, Llegue (5.51)
                                                                                                          4. Grupo Los Yoyi - Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar (3.09)
                                                                                                          5. Los Papines - Para Que Niegas? (4.23)
                                                                                                          6. Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del ICAIC - Cuba Va! (3.06)
                                                                                                          7. Raul Gomez - Luces En La Pista (4.40)
                                                                                                          8. Los Brito - El 4-5-6 (2.50)
                                                                                                          9. Leo Brouwer - Tema De El Rancheador De La Naturaleza (1.37)
                                                                                                          10. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - La 132 (4.23)
                                                                                                          11. Los Reyes 73 - Finalizo Un Amor (3.37)

                                                                                                          1. Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo - Y Que Bien (4.24)
                                                                                                          2. Orquesta Los Van Van - Por Que Lo Haces? (4.10)
                                                                                                          3. Los Latinos - Quemando (2.46)
                                                                                                          4. Farah María - Amame Y No Pienses Mas (4.13)

                                                                                                          1. FA 5 - Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon (5.53)
                                                                                                          2. Tambores De Enrique Bonne - Como Arrullos De Palma (2.47)
                                                                                                          3. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - Expresso Ritmico (4.11)

                                                                                                          1. Los Papines - Solo De Tumba Y Bongo (5.31)
                                                                                                          2. Grupo Sintesis - Aqui Estamos (2.31)
                                                                                                          3. Los Van Van - Llegada (2.08)
                                                                                                          4. Grupo Raices Nuevas - Baila Mi Guaguancó (5.02)

                                                                                                          1. Luis Carbonell - La Rumba (3.53)
                                                                                                          2. Orquesta Riverside - En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes (3.02)
                                                                                                          3. Juan Formel & Los Van Van - Llegue, Llegue (5.51)

                                                                                                          1. Grupo Los Yoyi - Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar (3.09)
                                                                                                          2. Los Papines - Para Que Niegas? (4.23)
                                                                                                          3. Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del ICAIC - Cuba Va! (3.06)
                                                                                                          4. Raul Gomez - Luces En La Pista (4.40)

                                                                                                          1. Los Brito - El 4-5-6 (2.50)
                                                                                                          2. Leo Brouwer - Tema De El Rancheador De La Naturaleza (1.37)
                                                                                                          3. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - La 132 (4.23)
                                                                                                          4. Los Reyes 73 - Finalizo Un Amor (3.37)

                                                                                                          The year is 1981. The Kiel-based PostPunk / Wave underground outfit NO MORE releases their second ever single "Suicide Commando" and their world changes forever. Well, not only their world – THE world. What began as an independently published 7“ single became a cult classic, a genre defining – and defying – song, an all-time dancefloor favorite of many, a timeless signature piece that escaped its original realm of PostPunk x Wave x Indie x Alternative to also become engrained in the DNA of modern electronic dancefloor culture most prominently in the beloved late 90s permutation presented by DJ Hell which became a classic in its own right.

                                                                                                          Now the year is 2021. Four decades have passed and NO MORE’s Suicide Commando is back once again - well… the song actually never left! -, this time harking back to the very beginning, the original vibe and the original format. Remastered and re-released with the original tracklisting and paying homage to the original artwork. Available in 7“ format for the first time since 1981. And staying true to the underground blueprint this 40th anniversary re-release edition once again is put out on the circuit through a small independent label: the Intrauterin Recordings offspring El Caballo Semental.

                                                                                                          Initial pressing will be limited to 400 copies.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          A1. Suicide Commando
                                                                                                          B1. In A White Room

                                                                                                          A killer but hard-to-find track, In Love was originally released on the highly respected Smallfish Records as a limited 500 12in: the current asking price on Discogs is around £100.

                                                                                                          Now, In Love is re-released with some excellent additions as a new 4-track 12in EP 300 limited run.

                                                                                                          Four tracks that mix Techno/Deep House groove with rock-solid bass, Spaced-out Dub, Detroit and Acid influences, all uniquely Vertical Cat.

                                                                                                          In Love is a deep spacious roller with a delicious bassline and dubbed-out fx.

                                                                                                          Snow Creatures is deeper still, more Electro but still solid and spaced-out as f.

                                                                                                          Moss is a Detroit Techno masterpiece with Drexciya-tinged melodies and acid bass.

                                                                                                          You Shocker! concentrates the Acid with sweet beats and dubbed daft vocal cuts.

                                                                                                          Vertical Cat has released music on Vice, Smallfish, Sulphur, Projector and Achingly.

                                                                                                          Artwork by Celyn: (Luke Vibert’s artist)

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          A1. In Love
                                                                                                          A2. Snow Creatures
                                                                                                          B1. Moss
                                                                                                          B2. You Shocker!

                                                                                                          Jamie Webster


                                                                                                            Never stuck for inspiration, people-powered and newly electrified singer-songwriter, Jamie Webster watched the world get weird and channelled every wicked turn into a new, 10-track album, Moments.

                                                                                                            Melding together two short stories, one of Paul and the other Annabella, Webster’s renowned people-watching prowess, setting vivid pen pictures of neighbours and strangers in his native Liverpool to music, switches to pin-sharp short fiction for Going Out. Cutting across the strange absence of empathy for Britain’s young, Webster uses his characters to spell out the loss, frustration and rebellion of the twenty-somethings stopped in their tracks by recent circumstance and a tangle of incomprehensible rules.

                                                                                                            Making observations before conclusions, the song keeps the media in Webster’s crosshairs (“…cutting the feed to the head news station”), but avoids barbed protest. Instead of using the power of guitar and pen to campaign, Webster the storyteller sings in the voice of two young people who are “tired of hearing that freedom comes with cost” to empathise with those whose imprisoned desires to love, work and party couldn’t be caged much longer.

                                                                                                            Going Out was recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in the company of producer, Dave Eringa, during album sessions in early 2021. Affecting a new, multi-instrumental stage of ‘going electric’ like major influence, Bob Dylan, what lies in store on Moments – following 2020’s We Get By – is Webster’s lyrical gift sealed in the bold embrace of his band’s musicianship, from bluesy jams to fuzzed up anthems. Taking a distinct view from Covid-hit Britain, watching the wave hit and assessing the aftermath, the artist boldly claims that out of all the lockdown albums, this could be THE lockdown album.

                                                                                                            Jamie says of the single and album: “People must pretend not to understand what it’s been like for young people, waiting to finally live what they are told are their best years only to be denied that life for so long. They’ve had so little support, their own pains weren’t addressed during lockdowns and nobody came out on their side or to change things, so ‘Going Out’ is about understanding why rules are broken. If people like this one and ‘Days Unknown’ then ‘Moments’ won’t disappoint them. It’s bigger, better and doesn’t compromise for a second to try and claim popularity over principles.”

                                                                                                            Alongside the constant presence of Bob Dylan, Webster’s last 18 months has been spent channeling the incomparable artistry of David Byrne and the doomed bliss of Laurel Canyon’s creative heyday, including The Mamas and The Papas and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, whilst shaping the words and sounds of album number two.

                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                            Andy says: Is right!

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. Davey Kane
                                                                                                            2. Days Unknown
                                                                                                            3. Knock At My Door
                                                                                                            4. Love Affair
                                                                                                            5. Something In The Air
                                                                                                            6. North End Kid
                                                                                                            7. Moments
                                                                                                            8. Going Out
                                                                                                            9. What's Wrong?
                                                                                                            10. What More?

                                                                                                            For his sophomore EP and first on wax, NYC based producer and audio engineer Andrew Nerviano aka Plebeian serves up a psychedelic sound system workout designed for deep and explorative club contexts. Opening up with the luminescent soundscapes of ‘Enzymes’ he transitions seamlessly into more rugged and stripped back territory on ‘Tannins’. Flipping over we find hypnotic sub-killer ‘Neutrinos’ before closing the excursion with ‘Quantum’ which slithers and jitters its way through a variety of hyperdimensional wormholes. Shimmering and crystalline yet durable and robust this is fully dosed gear for the session, please use responsibly. 

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            A1. Enzymes
                                                                                                            A2. Tannins
                                                                                                            B1. Neutrinos
                                                                                                            B2. Quantum

                                                                                                            The Reflex

                                                                                                            HPYFLNG / STRTGY

                                                                                                            You know the drill, strictly multis remixes from the original tapes, combining creativity and functionality for maximum dance floor impact.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            A1 – HPYFLNG
                                                                                                            B1 – STRTGY

                                                                                                            Faithful to the ethos of the label to put new talents on the map, the second E2-E8 release comes from newcomer Hems. A regular punter at underground festivals such as Freerotation and Labyrinth, Hems spends some of his time making great electronic music in his East London cave… And we are very happy to be the first to put his music out.

                                                                                                            A fine connoisseur of ambient and electronica, Hems has sometimes featured on the line-ups of Astral Industries parties. This release covers a wide spectrum of his sound. The almost beatless title track Post Radiance opens things up, followed by the subtle dub techno of I Know This Road and by the raw and relentless beat of Dirty Chords. On the B side, Let It Go is a suspended 15-minutes journey clocking in at 140bpm – arguably the highlight of the EP, sounding like little else out there. Madsituation closes the EP, with a nod at lighter atmospheres and a hint at Detroit-influenced strings.

                                                                                                            Techno heads will be pleased to hear that the record has already got praises from techno talent Refracted, who loves Let It Go, and from Jane Fitz.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            A1. Post Radiance
                                                                                                            A2. I Know This Road
                                                                                                            B1. Dirty Chords
                                                                                                            B2. Let It Go (live)
                                                                                                            B3. Madsituation

                                                                                                            Multi Culti launch a new quarterly 12" series in step with the seasons beginning with SOLSTICE I:

                                                                                                            Post-pandemic lockdown inspiration can be found in the great planetary balancing act that has taken place since a cataclysmic impact with an asteroid caused mass extinction and set our earth’s orbit off axis. This AXIAL TILT, or obliquity, is responsible for the seasons, and life as we know it has evolved around these unleashed forces. As our lives and for many, careers, have spun dramatically off axis as of late, we look ahead to the coming seasons, with the hope that we can weather the changes, and maintain inner stability. To aid in this quest, Multi Culti promises to deliver sonic support with utmost regularity at the peak moments of cosmic significance, with each Solstice and Equinox.

                                                                                                            Beginning this journey are some of the label’s most beloved artists. Israeli duo RED AXES provide a chakra-elevating soundtrack with their inimitable blend of psych-garage-tronica, a sun-kissed banger that signals a long-awaited return to the togetherness of the dancefloor.

                                                                                                            ZILLAS ON ACID turn in a robustly wiggly jam that electrifies, frazzling zaps and frenetic percussion recall the fritzy tension of the past year, a cathartic shock-treatment for traumatized dancers looking to get back to prime spine-shaking shape.

                                                                                                            Mexico managed to stay open for the most part, and TYU seems to have not skipped a beat here, still in perfect form after breaking out as one of the hottest young producers to emerge in recent years. Dark disco, Mexi-chug, call it what you want, but the emergent genre is never better represented than here… spooky, phosphorescent tribal dance, Tulumminati-tested and approved.

                                                                                                            Finally, the big guy - MANFREDAS - whose remixes and edits have been highlight-reel material the past couple of years, delivers a long awaited original track with his requisite heavy-weight swag. Wonky tunings and a chunky downtempo beat underpin Manny’s trademark masterful arrangement style, building patiently, with breakdowns that managed to wring every last drop of impact out of an odd, other-worldy assortment of sounds.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            A1 - Red Axes – Maztomeret
                                                                                                            A2 - Zillas On Acid – Live From The Reptile House
                                                                                                            B1 - Tyu – Kongaloka
                                                                                                            B2 - Manfredas – Meshugas

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                                                                                                              On her 2018 debut album Lush, seventeen-year-old Lindsey Jordan sang “I’m in full control / I’m not lost / Even when it’s love / Even when it’s not”. Her natural ability to be many things at once resonated with a lot of people. The contradiction of confidence and vulnerability, power and delicacy, had the impact of a wrecking ball when put to tape. It was an impressive and unequivocal career-making moment for Jordan.

                                                                                                              On Valentine, her sophomore album, Lindsey solidifies and defines this trajectory in a blaze of glory. In 10 songs, written over 2019-2020 by Jordan alone, we are taken on an adrenalizing odyssey of genuine originality in an era in which "indie" music has been reduced to gentle, homogenous pop composed mostly by ghost writers. Made with careful precision, Valentine shows an artist who has chosen to take her time. The reference points are broad and psychically stirring, while the lyrics build masterfully on the foundation set by Jordan’s first record to deliver a deeper understanding of heartbreak.

                                                                                                              On “Ben Franklin”, the second single of the album, Jordan sings “Moved on, but nothing feels true / Sometimes I hate her just for not being you / Post rehab I’ve been feeling so small / I miss your attention, I wish I could call”. It’s here that she mourns a lost love, conceding the true nature of a fleeting romantic tie-up and ultimately, referencing a stay in a recovery facility in Arizona. This 45-day interlude followed issues stemming from a young life colliding with sudden fame and success. Since she was not allowed to bring her instruments or recording equipment, Jordan began tabulating the new album arrangements on paper solely out of memory and imagination. It was after this choice to take radical action that Valentine really took its unique shape.

                                                                                                              Jordan took her newfound sense of clarity and calm to Durham, North Carolina, along with the bones of a new album. Here she worked with Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Waxahatchee). For all the album’s vastness and gravity, it was in this small home studio that Jordan and Cook chipped away over the winter of early 2021 at co-producing a dynamic collection of genre-melding new songs, finishing it triumphantly in the spring. They were assisted by longtime bandmates Ray Brown and Alex Bass, as well as engineer Alex Farrar, with a live string section added later at Spacebomb Studios in Richmond.

                                                                                                              Leaning more heavily into samples and synthesizers, the album hinges on a handful of remarkably untraditional pop songs. The first few seconds of opener and title track ‘Valentine’ see whispered voice and eerie sci-fi synth erupt into a stadium-sized, endorphin-rush of a chorus that is an overwhelming statement of intent. “Ben Franklin”, “Forever (Sailing)” and “Madonna” take imaginative routes to the highest peaks of catchiness. Jordan has always sung with a depth of intensity and conviction, and the climactic pop moments on Valentine are delivered with such a tenet and a darkness and a beauty that’s noisy and guttural, taking on the singularity that usually comes from a veteran artist.

                                                                                                              As captivating as the synth-driven songs are, it’s the more delicate moments like “Light Blue”, “ al.” and “Mia” that distill the albums range and depth. “Baby blue, I’m so behind / Can’t make sense of the faces in and out of my life / Whirling above our daily routines / Both buried in problems, baby, honestly” Jordan sings on “c. et. al.” with a devastating certainty. These more ethereal, dextrously finger-picked folk songs peppered in throughout the album are nuanced in their vocal delivery and confident in their intricate arrangement. They come in like a breath of air, a moment to let the mind wander, but quickly drown the listener in their melodic alchemy and lyrical punch.

                                                                                                              The album is rounded out radiantly by guitar-driven rock songs like “Automate”, “Glory” and “Headlock”. Reminiscent of Lush but with a marked tonal shift, Jordan again shows her prowess as a guitar player with chorus-y leads and rhythmic, wall-of-sound riffs. “Headlock” highlights this pivot with high-pitched dissonance and celestially affected lead parts – “Can’t go out I’m tethered to / Another world where we’re together / Are you lost in it too?”, she sings with grit and fatigue, building so poignantly on her sturdy foundation of out-and-out melancholy. On Valentine, we are taken 100 miles deeper into the world Jordan created with Lush, led through passageways and around dark corners, landing somewhere we never dreamed existed.

                                                                                                              Today, in the wake of recording Valentine, Jordan is focused on trying to continue healing without slowing down. The album comes in the midst of so much growth, in the fertile soil of a harrowing bottom-out. On the heels of life-altering success, a painful breakup and 6 weeks in treatment, Jordan appears vibrant and sharp. “Mia, don’t cry / I love you forever / But I gotta grow up now / No I can’t keep holding onto you anymore” she sings on the album closer “Mia”. She sings softly but her voice cuts through like a hacksaw. The song is lamenting a lost love, saying a somber goodbye, and it closes the door on a bitter cold season for Jordan. Leaving room for a long and storied path, Valentine is somehow a jolt and a lovebuzz all at once.

                                                                                                              - Katie Crutchfield

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                                              Ben Franklin
                                                                                                              Light Blue
                                                                                                              Forever (Sailing)

                                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                                              C. Et Al.

                                                                                                              A selection of massive tracks on special glow in the dark vinyl to celebrate the 3rd birthday of Moxy Muzik - tracks include a vinyl only mix of Darius Syrossian & George Smeddles ‘Get Toast’ - there is also the PRUNK remix of Darius Syrossian that previously was digital only & spent weeks at number 1 in the minimal deep tech charts on Beatport - the package is completed by a track from Lucas Alexander & also includes the Darius Syrossian remix of More & Manu Gonzalez.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              A1 - Darius Syrossian & George Smeddles - Get Toast (Original Vocal Mix)
                                                                                                              A2 - Darius Syrossian - Harlem Lights (Prunk Remix)
                                                                                                              B1 - Morpei & Manu Gonzalez - Our Spinach (Darius Syrossian Remix)
                                                                                                              B2 - Lucas Alexander - La Di Da

                                                                                                              Taking the scene by storm with back-to-back sell out releases, DSO load up record number four.

                                                                                                              This time they give you a double header of '90s flips, turning two low-slung R&B and neo soul classics, usually set to add a little sauce to a warmup, into hot house, peaktime groovers with extra spice.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              A1 – Caught
                                                                                                              B1 - Don´t Ever

                                                                                                              Warm presents a brand new compilation called 'Home'; a soundtrack for when we pause, take a breath, and use our senses to explore the magic of the world on our doorsteps. Morning to evening, dawn to dusk, our lives continue moving but sometimes the need to step back and reset is essential to create a balance in our lives. As we open our eyes and ears to our surroundings, our senses become stimulated by small details. Whether it be the sound of the sea lapping on the sand, the wind blowing through the canopy of trees or a robin heralding a new day; nothing is the same but all are unique.

                                                                                                              'Home' has been pieced together over the last year by Warm’s Ali Tillett. With the majority of Warm - booking agents for Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Gerd Janson, Horse Meat Disco, Hot Chip DJs, Lou Hayter, Luke Una - on pause, Ali took the chance to immerse himself in bringing together his passion for music, nature and art.

                                                                                                              The 14 tracks, the majority exclusive and specially made for the compilation, includes contributions by Âme, Bobby Lee & Mia Doi Todd, Coyote, Crack’d Man (aka Crooked Man who produced Roisin Murphy's last album), Fug (with their first material for over ten years), Kirk Degiorgio presents As One, Turtle, and Ewan Pearson's World of Apples project (with their first material for nearly 20 years!). The tracks align with specific habitats in the local Dorset area, where Ali is situated, such as Harbour/Estuary, Heathland/Moorland, Woodland/Forest, and Beach/Cliffs.

                                                                                                              To immerse the listener even further into the soundscape, critically acclaimed sound and field recording artist Gary Moore, of Springwatch/Autumnwatch fame, has been involved to help bring nature even further to the ears. Intertwined between the music are field recordings specific to area and habitat; whether it be the sound of a ship's horn in Poole harbour, avocets on the scrape, the tawny owl in the woodland or Puffins on the ledges of cliffs.

                                                                                                              Gareth Fuller, a fabulous artist who previously lived in Dorset, has kindly allowed one of his artworks to become the centrepiece for the compilation. Titled 'Purbeck', it's a truly wonderful piece of art that encapsulates everything about the area and enables an added dimension to the immersive experience for the listener.

                                                                                                              "The past year during the pandemic has enabled me to take a step back and reflect on the environment that encompasses us day to day. With those multiple pause buttons on life that were lockdowns, the real beauty of nature and the soundscape around us came to the forefront and shone through as daily life stopped." - Ali Tillett

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Harbour / Estuary
                                                                                                              1. Sea Lapping*
                                                                                                              2. Natural Calamity - Have You Seen The Sun Today
                                                                                                              3. Ships Horn*
                                                                                                              4. Paqua – Escondido (Instrumental) (Exclusive)
                                                                                                              5. Avocets*
                                                                                                              6. Coyote - The Fade (Exclusive)
                                                                                                              7. Cormorants*
                                                                                                              8. Greymatter & GOLDSLANG - Black Turns To Blue (Exclusive)

                                                                                                              Heathland / Moorland
                                                                                                              9. Nightjar*
                                                                                                              10. Crack'd Man - Between The Mist And The Sun (Exclusive)
                                                                                                              11. Wood Ants*
                                                                                                              12. Kirk Degiorgio Presents As One - Orwell Rising (Exclusive)
                                                                                                              13. Stonechat*
                                                                                                              14. Turtle - Heathland Haze (Exclusive)
                                                                                                              15. Natterjack Toads*
                                                                                                              16 - Brainchild - Beyond Because (Exclusive)

                                                                                                              Woodland / Forest
                                                                                                              17 - Woodland Canopy
                                                                                                              18 - Richard Norris - Warm Hunger (Exclusive)
                                                                                                              19 - Great Spotted Woodpecker
                                                                                                              20 - Fug - From Little Seeds We Grow (Exclusive)
                                                                                                              21 - Tawny Owls
                                                                                                              22 - Bobby Lee & Mia Doi Todd - Walking With Trees (Exclusive)

                                                                                                              Beach / Cliffs
                                                                                                              23. Cliff Top*
                                                                                                              24. World Of Apples - Bluemull Sound (Exclusive)
                                                                                                              25. Puffins*
                                                                                                              26. Pablo Color & HOVE - LICHT (Exclusive)
                                                                                                              27. Swifts & Swallows*
                                                                                                              28. Âme - Doldrums (first Time On Vinyl

                                                                                                              Claudio Simonetti's Goblin

                                                                                                              Profondo Rosso - Live Soundtrack Experience

                                                                                                                After the successful ‘Dawn of the Dead’ live soundtrack performance in 2017 and subsequent live LP release by Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, Svart Records are proud to present another foray into the world of classic Italian horror soundtracks.

                                                                                                                This time, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin were invited to Finland to perform a Dario Argento two movie set, opening with a live accompaniment to Profondo Rosso and finishing the night with a striking rendition Suspiria. Recorded on May 19th 2019 and mixed and mastered by Claudio Simonetti himself in his studio in Rome, Svart are proud to release limited vinyl editions of the Live Soundtrack Experience.

                                                                                                                These exclusive jewels come wrapped in gatefold jackets with sumptuous new artwork by the master Eric Adrian Lee, including new lobby card designs of shots from the performance as taken by the photographer Marco Manzi. Both LPs are available on limited black and even more limited red vinyl. Get closer to the creepy mystique and jarring horror of this quintessential Simonetti’s Goblin soundtrack, live and in the flesh!

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                1. Profondo Rosso (Intro)
                                                                                                                2. Death Dies (Helga's Death)
                                                                                                                3. Profondo Rosso (Toys)
                                                                                                                4. Mad Puppet (At The House)
                                                                                                                5. Death Dies (Giordani's Death)
                                                                                                                6. Wild Session
                                                                                                                7. Deep Shadows (Amanda's House)
                                                                                                                8. Profondo Rosso (End Version)
                                                                                                                9. Gianna
                                                                                                                10. School At Night
                                                                                                                11. Profondo Rosso (Album Version)

                                                                                                                Claudio Simonetti's Goblin

                                                                                                                Suspiria - Live Soundtrack Experience

                                                                                                                  After the successful ‘Dawn of the Dead’ live soundtrack performance in 2017 and subsequent live LP release by Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, Svart Records are proud to present another foray into the world of classic Italian horror soundtracks.

                                                                                                                  This time, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin were invited to Finland to perform a Dario Argento two movie set, opening with a live accompaniment to Profondo Rosso and finishing the night with a striking rendition Suspiria. Recorded on May 19th 2019 and mixed and mastered by Claudio Simonetti himself in his studio in Rome, Svart are proud to release limited vinyl editions of the Live Soundtrack Experience.

                                                                                                                  These exclusive jewels come wrapped in gatefold jackets with sumptuous new artwork by the master Eric Adrian Lee, including new lobby card designs of shots from the performance as taken by the photographer Marco Manzi. Both LPs are available on limited black and even more limited red vinyl. Get closer to the creepy mystique and jarring horror of this quintessential Simonetti’s Goblin soundtrack, live and in the flesh!

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Intro & Suspiria
                                                                                                                  2. Suspiria (At The Airport)
                                                                                                                  3. Sighs & Witch (Pat's Murder)
                                                                                                                  4. Markos (Larvae Invasion)
                                                                                                                  5. Sighs (At The Swimming Pool)
                                                                                                                  6. Suspiria (Daniel's Death)
                                                                                                                  7. Suspiria (Sarah's Murder)
                                                                                                                  8. Sighs (Suzy In The Corridor)
                                                                                                                  9. Sighs (Suzy Finds Elena Markos)
                                                                                                                  10. Suspiria And Markos (Final Version)

                                                                                                                  Strand Of Oaks

                                                                                                                  In Heaven

                                                                                                                    To say 'In Heaven' is about conquering grief would be oversimplifying everything Tim Showalter has achieved on the eighth studio album from Strand of Oaks. A stunning, hopeful reflection on love, loss, and enlightenment, 'In Heaven' is a triumph in music making, and a preeminent addition to the Strand of Oaks discography. 'In Heaven' was recorded in October 2020 with Kevin Ratterman at Invisible Creature in Los Angeles. Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) is featured on guitar through the record, while James Iha (The Smashing Pumpkins) contributed vocals and guitar for "Easter". Bo Koster (MMJ, Roger Waters) provided keyboards, Cedric LeMoyne (Alanis Morrissette, Remy Zero) bass, Scott Moore violin, and Ratterman monstrous drums. Showalter also played a lot of synth on this record, which he hasn't done since 2014's HEAL. With clean sounds, Jeff Lynne-esque acoustics, and sophisticated songwriting, he approached 'In Heaven' in a more poised and pop-leaning way than his past releases.

                                                                                                                    Pairing smart, imaginative lyrics and striking arrangements, tracks like “Carbon” and its magnificent violin stand out, as does “Sister Saturn” with its funky, sinuous groove, and the sublime “Horses at Night,” which features one of Showalter’s most exquisite melodies to date. There’s also a discernible current running through In Heaven of homage to some notable losses in music—John Prine, Jeff Buckley, and Jimi Hendrix all play a part—for In Heaven is about moving beyond sadness or anger to a state of gratitude that we ever had these people to begin with. And while every song provides some clue to Showalter’s personal heaven, the jubilant “Jimi and Stan” says it all, wherein Hendrix and his beloved cat Stan are hanging out, going to shows, and looking at stars together.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. Galacticana
                                                                                                                    2. Easter
                                                                                                                    3. Hurry
                                                                                                                    4. Horses At Night
                                                                                                                    5. Somewhere In Chicago
                                                                                                                    6. Jimi & Stan
                                                                                                                    7. Sunbathers
                                                                                                                    8. Carbon
                                                                                                                    9. Sister Saturn
                                                                                                                    10. Slipstream
                                                                                                                    11. Under Heaven

                                                                                                                    John Prine

                                                                                                                    Fair & Square

                                                                                                                      John Prine’s Grammy Award-winning album, Fair & Square, is available on vinyl for the first time in over sixteen years. There are three special double LPs: standard black, opaque green and a limited amount of “Irish Edition”—green and orange vinyl with a matte jacket featuring embossed lettering.
                                                                                                                      Originally released in 2005, Fair & Square won Best Contemporary Folk Album at the 48th Grammy Awards and achieved the fastest rise to number one in the history of Americana radio. The record marked Prine’s first album in nine years, following 1995’s Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings. Rolling Stone declared Fair & Square “an excellent set of songs full of rootsy warmth and unpretentious wit,” while The Washington Post praised its relatability: “this low-key masterpiece arrives not just as a reminder of Prine’s cleverness and mischievous wit but also as a confirmation of his deeply human values. These are values rooted in the enduring mystery and majesty of everyday, ordinary lives.”

                                                                                                                      Prine is a four-time Grammy winner and Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, a seven-time Americana Music Award-winner, a PEN New England Lyrics Award recipient and member of both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Since his debut in 1971, Prine released over 18 albums and has had his songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band and many others, while drawing effusive praise from Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Waters, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and more.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Disc: 1

                                                                                                                      1. Some Humans Ain't Human
                                                                                                                      2. Glory Of True Love
                                                                                                                      3. My Darlin' Hometown
                                                                                                                      4. Crazy As A Loon
                                                                                                                      5. Morning Train
                                                                                                                      6. Long Monday
                                                                                                                      7. The Moon Is Down
                                                                                                                      8. Taking A Walk

                                                                                                                      Disc: 2

                                                                                                                      1. Safety Joe
                                                                                                                      2. Clay Pigeons
                                                                                                                      3. She Is My Everything
                                                                                                                      4. Carousel Of Love
                                                                                                                      5. That's Alright By Me
                                                                                                                      6. I Hate It When That Happens To Me
                                                                                                                      7. That's How Every Empire Falls
                                                                                                                      8. Bear Creek Blues
                                                                                                                      9. Other Side Of Town
                                                                                                                      10. Dual Custody


                                                                                                                      True Love

                                                                                                                        Austin indie folk duo make their Grand Jury debut with True Love. Recorded over winter 2020 in LA with Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Bon Iver, etc.). This album is about growth and nostalgia. Both band members got married. One had a kid. They’ve found themselves individually away from the band, but settling into their most creatively fertile moment as a duo.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. Sometimes
                                                                                                                        2. True Love
                                                                                                                        3. Lake June
                                                                                                                        4. GSM
                                                                                                                        5. Around Again
                                                                                                                        6. Hope
                                                                                                                        7. Joy
                                                                                                                        8. One Bottle
                                                                                                                        9. Blindsided
                                                                                                                        10. Hue
                                                                                                                        11. Junior Day League
                                                                                                                        12. I Never Wanna Make You Sad


                                                                                                                        After Dinner We Talk Dreams

                                                                                                                          Weaving in and out of R&B, 80’s synth pop, jazz and indie, NYC-based collective Michelle is refreshingly predominated by queer and POC members, showcasing a transformative era in pop music. The album announcement and new track follow a string of celebrated singles as well as their 2018 debut album Heatwave, which came together in just two-weeks and received praise from NME, The fader and more.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          Mess U Made
                                                                                                                          Expiration Date
                                                                                                                          No Signal (feat. Isa Reyes)
                                                                                                                          Talking To Myself
                                                                                                                          Looking Glass
                                                                                                                          End Of The World
                                                                                                                          Fire Escape
                                                                                                                          Layla In The Rocket
                                                                                                                          Spaced Out, Phased Out
                                                                                                                          My Friends

                                                                                                                          Sloppy Jane


                                                                                                                            “A big part of the project and why I did it,” says Sloppy Jane’s Haley Dahl of her Saddest Factory debut Madison, “Was because it felt similar to being a little kid and buying an outfit that was too big that I’d have to grow into. I really valued from the start that making Madison gave me someone I had to become.” The record, which Dahl first conceived of back in late 2017, is a grand gesture, a statement about big love, and about growing into yourself in the process.

                                                                                                                            Dahl and her 21 bandmates recorded all of Madison at the Lost World Caverns in West Virginia from 3pm to 8:30am each day over the course of two weeks (they also made four music videos on location during this time). To access the space, they’d enter through the back of a gift shop, down a long tunnel where they’d walk down 200 feet of stairs to reach the entrance. Dahl and her bandmates did this steep walk with a piano. The ceiling of Lost World Caverns is massively high and is a perfect dome. The inside was also 98 percent humidity, leading to both stellar sound and also problems with tuning and gear.

                                                                                                                            Engineer Ryan Howe sat in his parents Subaru above the cave with his mixing board and computer, and threaded cables down 90 feet through a hole in the ground to the ceiling of the cave. It’s the first time someone has ever recorded an entire album in a cave, and the results are pretty sonically stunning. That alone is a marvelous thing. Madison is an astounding, glorious record of melodrama of the highest order

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            1. Overture
                                                                                                                            2. Party Anthem
                                                                                                                            3. Jesus And Your Living Room Floor
                                                                                                                            4. Judy’s Bedroom
                                                                                                                            5. Bianca Castafiore
                                                                                                                            6. Lullaby Formica
                                                                                                                            7. Madison
                                                                                                                            8. Wilt
                                                                                                                            9. Wonderama
                                                                                                                            10. The Constable
                                                                                                                            11. Epilogue

                                                                                                                            Robert Görl & DAF

                                                                                                                            Nur Noch Einer

                                                                                                                              For music lovers across the globe the German electronic duo DAF is one thing in particular: the result of a symbiotic and simultaneously disruptive connection between longtime band members Robert Görl and Gabriel Delgado. These exceptional artists’ big screen worthy squabbles couldn’t hold back the explosive combo over the long haul. Only Gabi Delgado’s death in March 2020 – just when Görl and Delgado had set out to record a new album – would put a painful end to this felicitous collaboration.

                                                                                                                              “We were just about to go back into the studio together. Everything had been arranged, but then Gabi’s sudden death put a kibosh on that,” Görl recalls, adding that he also had artist and producer Sylvie Marks’ energetic support to thank for the album being released despite that as she went into the studio with him to record the album.

                                                                                                                              For Robert Görl this album with the telling name Nur noch Einer (Down to One) is more than a tribute to his late bandmate. Opinions differ on whether Görl and Delgado were ever friends, but: “Gabi and I loved each other, even if it was perhaps a love-hate relationship,” says Görl, who delves into the depths of the time they shared together on Nur noch Einer, also as a way of bidding farewell to Delgado.

                                                                                                                              Given that in the 40 year history of DAF the division of labor was strictly defined, with Delgado overseeing the lyrics and Görl the music, the current album is musically 110 percent DAF – uncompromising, edgy, driving and compelling. That is in part due to the fact that a large portion of the sequences included on the album are from the 80s. In his search for DAF’s musical and original soul, composer and producer Görl rummaged through old recordings and found tapes from the 80s that included as yet unreleased sequences. “I immediately drove over to Gabi’s and we were hooked because there were a few real dandies in there. It was worth keeping those tapes protected for so long. They were even packed airtight, just waiting to be reborn.” These sequences are the foundation of Nur noch Einer – and are so typically DAF. The path to making the new album was laid out clearly in front of the markedly different bandmates, except for the lyrics, which Gabi wanted to improvise in the studio as he had always done – or would have done.

                                                                                                                              Following Gabi’s death it took me a very long time to gain clarity about how it should continue,” says Görl. Replacing Delgado with another singer was never an option. “And then I thought: ‘barely anyone knows Gabi as well as I do.’ So I wrote and recorded the lyrics myself. Sometimes it was like he was with me in those moments; I effectively sensed him. Yet it was never my intention to copy him. No one would have bought that anyway. Nonetheless, some of the lyrics turned out like Gabi would have done them, but always with a heavy dose of me to them.”

                                                                                                                              The 15 tracks on Nur noch Einer are more than merely an artistic farewell to Gabi Delgado, they are also a journey through 40-years of the band’s history. “While writing, so many situations with Gabi appeared before my eyes that they sometimes became part of the songs’ content. That wasn’t the intention; it just turned out that way.” For instance, the first song on the album is called “Erste DAF Probe” (First DAF Rehearsal). “In this case I rerecorded my first rehearsal with Gabi in the basement of Ratinger Hof in Düsseldorf. That also marked the birth of DAF. Gabi had gone out and bought a stylophone, which makes squeaky electronic sounds, especially for the occasion. I drummed like a lunatic to it. In that instant it was obvious to us that we would show everyone what we had in us.”

                                                                                                                              Throughout the various tracks, the album continually returns to important historical points in the band’s history, such as on the track “Ein Kind aus dem Ratinger Hof” (A Child of Ratinger Hof), in which Görl endeavors to honor the place that gave life to DAF. “That is definitely paying homage,” explains Görl, but it’s also a reminder of the sentiment of that time. One of the lines proclaims “DAF was forever.”

                                                                                                                              A piece of DAF history can also be found in the track “Holland Road,” which is a reminder of the band’s early years in London. “That was at the very start when we were still a five-man band. We all went to London and thought we’d launch successful careers without a hitch. And then, there we were: five guys in a cellar flat on Earl’s Court. But we managed to get a gig in the Marquee Club. That concert was a real turning point for DAF. From then on we had success.” The lineup began to fall apart with the band’s growing success. “In the Marquee Club we were already down to four. When we returned to Germany to record the big DAF albums Gabi and I were the only ones left.” The other band members had already run off in London.”

                                                                                                                              A no less important point is made in the title song “Nur noch Einer,” which is also the last song on the album. “In one sense it’s a gloomy reality: I am now the only one of five musicians left. So, for me, that makes the album the end of DAF, the final act,” notes Görl. He nonetheless emphasis that it is also a beginning, “a beginning as Robert Görl.” Although Robert Görl cultivated what Gabi Delgado would have wanted on the album in many instances, every track, every lyric and every statement contains a small, big portion of Robert Görl. “Themes such as upheaval, love, provocation and dominance are all typical DAF themes that can be found on the new album, but now I’m the lyricist and that obviously has an influence on the album’s overall message. Many of the lyrics have a little spin on them that Gabi may not have given them.”

                                                                                                                              How things will proceed for Görl and DAF remains to be seen. “For me this is a transition. I know that I want to go onstage with the album, and I’m very excited to see fans’ reactions.” 

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              Erste DAF Probe
                                                                                                                              Im Schatten
                                                                                                                              Wir Sind Wild
                                                                                                                              Das Pur Pur Rot
                                                                                                                              Gedanken Lesen
                                                                                                                              Du Bist So Zart
                                                                                                                              Ein Kind Aus Dem Ratinger Hof
                                                                                                                              Neue Welt
                                                                                                                              Kein Ausweg
                                                                                                                              Es Muss Ans Licht
                                                                                                                              Holland Road
                                                                                                                              Das Geschenk
                                                                                                                              Nur Noch Einer

                                                                                                                              Frankie Beverly's Raw Soul

                                                                                                                              What Color?

                                                                                                                                Before Frankie Beverly and Maze, after Frankie Beverly and The Butlers, there was Raw Soul - a James Brown-esque group of musicians out of Philadelphia. They released four singles, one for Philadelphia's Eldorado Records (Charles Earland's Small Philly Label) & three on Gregar Records out of New York. On this release you have the never before heard alternate version of "What Color? (Color Blind)" backed with the even more impressive raw soul instrumental version featuring a massive drum break, previously layered with vocals. But because we found the multi-track tapes, we stripped the vocals and let the drums stand solo and hit hard. If you beat juggle, make sure to check the DJ double pack. We promise you will not regret it.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                A. What Color? [2:54]
                                                                                                                                B. What Color? (Instrumental) [3:15]

                                                                                                                                Your Old Droog + MF DOOM

                                                                                                                                Dropout Boogie

                                                                                                                                  Your Old Droog is back with "Dropout Boogie", a collaboration with dearly departed rap god MF DOOM. These two master lyricists trade verses on the track, reminiscing about their school days over an amazing Edan beat. "This the first song I ever recorded with DOOM," Droog explains. "This man’s work renewed my interest in hip hop and rhyming at a time when I got tired of hearing what was on the radio. Rest easy, villain." This 7″ vinyl release features an illustration by Metalface art director SCOTCH 79th, and includes the Droog solo track "The Glitch" on the B-side, also produced by Edan

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  A. Your Old Droog + MF DOOM – Dropout Boogie
                                                                                                                                  B. Your Old Droog – The Glitch 

                                                                                                                                  Mood Taeg


                                                                                                                                    Mood Taeg (pronounced Mood Tag) is a three-piece Scottish/German musical project split between Düsseldorf and Shanghai. The band name, a term in functional linguistics, is a reference to their day jobs, while the album title Anaphora, meaning reference to that which preceded, or came before, is a further nod to linguistics, and their own musical evolution. Mood Taeg have been described as Neo-Krautrock, combining a contemporary take on the lange gerade drumming style of Klaus Dinger and Jaki Liebezeit with the melodic sensibilities and tones of Michael Rother and Kraftwerk. However, outside of their Krautrock roots, they also cite John Carpenter, Philip Glass, Mastermind Herbie, The Beach Boys, Isao Tomita, LFO, Roy Ayers, Ennio Morricone, and Airto Moreira as musical influences. Production-wise, they look to the work of Conny Plank, Greg Wilson, and Brian Eno for inspiration.

                                                                                                                                    The band self-produce all of their music back and forth between their Shanghai and Düsseldorf studios and are part of the wider Mood Taeg Kollektiv which includes musicians, graffiti artists, DJs, photographers, painters, and video artists. They also maintain their Scottish connection through collaborations with artists such as Dundee poet Andrew French. On this new album, Mood Taeg have built on their well-received debut, Exophora. And while some motorik elements remain, patterns generally eschew repetition and evolve organically within tracks. Emphasis has also moved on from the subtle vocal textures found on Exophora, to stronger, more prominent vocal elements featuring poets (Christopher Logue), cultural critics (Michael Parenti), film makers (Alan P. Chilchier), and trade union activists (Jimmy Reid), who reflect their political, social, and cultural views.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. Pilomotor Reflex
                                                                                                                                    2. Squirrels Dancing Amongst Elephants
                                                                                                                                    3. Tachistoscopic Interval
                                                                                                                                    4. Diskonkordanz
                                                                                                                                    5. Ohrwurm
                                                                                                                                    6. Happiness Fragment 

                                                                                                                                    Raja Kirik


                                                                                                                                      Raja Kirik is Indonesian duo Yennu Ariendra and J. Mo'ong Santoso Pribadi, two radical artists who draw on Java's rich cultural traditions and its history of struggle against colonial oppression to create music that surprises, challenges and educates in equal measure. They root their music in the sound of shamanic trance dances, specifically the Jaranan, or Jathilan, a Hindu-Buddhist-era dance from the 11th Century that symbolizes the ways common people could overcome their rulers using evasion and agility. "Rampokan" is Ariendra and Pribadi's second album and is inspired by centuries of cultural resistance in Java. When Dutch traders established a colonial presence on the island at the end of the 16th Century, the Javanese used traditional dances to express their opposition.

                                                                                                                                      Raja Kirik express this historical friction with a mind-bending fusion of traditional Indonesian percussion, digital noise and overdriven Dutch hardstyle. The album roots itself in the stage of Jaranan performance where the players become possessed, connecting to their subconscious mind and the body's collective memory and trauma. Ariendra and Pribadi reflect this by dousing evocative microtonal clanks from their arsenal of home-made instruments in expertly designed digital noise, and stringing the disparate elements together with the oppressive pneumatic pressure of high-BPM, warehouse-ready kick drums. Like the trance dances that inspired them, these tracks evolve and cycle from misery to ecstasy, spinning distinctive narratives with rhythm, texture and repetition. The album title is taken from "Rampokan Macan", a colonial-era arena battle between spearmen, criminals and wild animals. The ceremonial fights were provided to illustrate the strength of the Javanese Royal Kingdoms in the face of the Dutch East Indies government; Raja Kirik's sophomore album is a similarly lavish display, offering a charged confrontation of IDM, hard dance music and traditional sounds that spits fire into the face of tyranny.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1. Bujang Ganong
                                                                                                                                      2. Barongan I
                                                                                                                                      3. Barongan II
                                                                                                                                      4. Barongan III
                                                                                                                                      5. Tarian Maut Dari Gunung
                                                                                                                                      6. Tanah Prahara
                                                                                                                                      7. Rampokan I
                                                                                                                                      8. Rampokan II
                                                                                                                                      9. Kubro 10. DOR 


                                                                                                                                      La Mort Du Sens

                                                                                                                                        If one overarching feeling has dominated the last two years on this orbiting rock, it’s uncertainty. A sense of an old order in ruins, and nothing lined up to replace it. With societal strife, psychic warfare and sheer boredom assaulting us from all fronts in this still-fresh decade, co-ordinates have been hard to place forging a path forward. Therefore, who better to turn to as a soundtrack for this tumultuous new era than Gnod - longtime chroniclers of discord.

                                                                                                                                        “The Death Of Meaning” is the translated rendering of the new Gnod album’s title, and this also reflects its creation. As Paddy Shine of Gnod notes: “I think the title sums it up well because this album was coming together at a time when confusion was king for us all - still is. I think we can all relate to that. This record is a really strange beast because of the big change that happened between mixing and recording. I think the title really does sum up the vibe of ‘What the Fuck’? Maybe we should have called it that!”

                                                                                                                                        Wielding the taut, stripped-down and bludgeoning sound that had evolved on 2017’s ‘Just Say No The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine’ and 2018’s Chapel Perilous, Gnod initially recorded the tracks for ‘La Mort Du Sens’ with key soundman and collaborator Raikes Parade in ‘an old mill in Manchester’ around the Christmas period of 2019. “It’s the first album in a while where we kept it in-house and DIY, and we wanted it to be as ferocious as our live sets have become” says Paddy, “We banged it all down live - two drummers and a load of cabs in a room pushing each other forward”

                                                                                                                                        Nonetheless, the arrival of the pandemic in early 2020 took the record on another course, adding to a turbulent and cathartic vitality that electrifies the likes of the caustic Melvins-in-hell assault of ‘Pink Champagne Blues’, the uncompromising percussive battering ram of the twelve-minute ‘Giro Day’ and the post-punk angularity of ‘The Whip And The Tongue’ with a fearsome elemental charge. “The world changed two months later so we were mixing this old world record in the new world and a lot of the vox got laid down during lockdown” reflects Paddy. “‘Pink Champagne Blues’ is a burst of total nihilist abandon and the lyrics wrote themselves in the midst of a dark wintry night of the soul”

                                                                                                                                        Masters of an approach which manages to be both unmistakable and unpredictable. Gnod are now well established as prophets of the dispossessed. ‘La Mort Du Sens’ is no less than another relentlessly invigorating stop-off on their wild ride to who knows where. “It’s all about the energy” reckons Paddy. “We never really know what’s coming next. It just organically shifts around, and I think we are getting better at not analysing where it’s going and just going with the flow”

                                                                                                                                        “Got No Obvious Destination, innit”.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        01. Regimental
                                                                                                                                        02. Pink Champagne Blues
                                                                                                                                        03. The Whip And The Tongue
                                                                                                                                        04. Town
                                                                                                                                        05. Giro Day


                                                                                                                                        Mandatory Enjoyment

                                                                                                                                          LA-based Dummy signs to Trouble in Mind for the release of their new album! Dummy refuses to slow down. After releasing two cassette EP’s in 2020 (on Popwig and Born Yesterday respectively), Dummy’s debut full-length album arrives via Chicago’s Trouble in Mind Records. Employing pummeling guitars and celestial ambience within the same breath, the band folds a myriad of reference points into their drone-pop style. Influence from ’60s melodicism and ’90s UK noise pop can be found woven in with inspiration from spiritual jazz, Japanese new age, and Italian minimalism. Dummy dodges the brooding, dark, dramatic tropes of contemporary “artistic” music often found in punk, experimental, and electronic, instead insisting on joyous and euphoric sonic palettes.

                                                                                                                                          They refuse to be artistically stagnant, continuously shifting their approach to writing across 12 tracks. Shaped by performances around Los Angeles in 2019, songs like “Daffodils” and “Fissured Ceramics” feature relentless driving energy and ample psychedelic noise. Elsewhere, Dummy counterbalances the aggression with meditative synthscapes focused on sound design and studio experimentation, like on the motorik “X-Static Blanket”. Finally, centerpiece “H.V.A.C.” and the album’s final track, “Atonal Poem”, seek to synthesize these two poles, offering multi-part journeys through uncharted sonic territory. In contrast to blissed-out instrumentation, Dummy’s sardonic lyricism examines “the burden of modern life, consumerism, environmental collapse, alienation, and other anxieties born out of living in this absurd moment in history”. Interior design, marine pollution, the psychology of commercial architecture, and nuclear testing are all featured subjects.

                                                                                                                                          Dummy’s restless creativity keeps them moving ever-forward, continuously challenging themselves and pushing their sound into exciting and exhilarating places. This is – as the album title suggests – “Mandatory Enjoyment”. "...the album’s lead single finds Dummy at their most immediate, riding an urgent textural wave directly into the core of the melting sun." Post-Trash // "It's sort of a conversation, more of a comparison of opposite viewpoints. It's about how easily vanity can take precedence over the greater good. It's about putting on your bucket hat and stepping out into the wilderness, carelessly taking natural beauty for granted and then hopefully falling off a cliff."Dummy

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1 Protostar
                                                                                                                                          2 Fissured Ceramics
                                                                                                                                          3 Final Weapon
                                                                                                                                          4 Punk Product #4
                                                                                                                                          5 Cloud Pleaser
                                                                                                                                          6 H.V.A.C.
                                                                                                                                          7 Tapestry Distortion
                                                                                                                                          8 Unremarkable Wilderness
                                                                                                                                          9 Daffodils
                                                                                                                                          10 X-Static Blanket
                                                                                                                                          11 Aluminum In Retrograde
                                                                                                                                          12 Atonal Poem

                                                                                                                                          Wesley Gonzalez

                                                                                                                                          Wax Limousine

                                                                                                                                            ‘Wax Limousine’ is the third solo album from London’s Wesley Gonzalez. Set for release on 18th March via Moshi Moshi Records, the record is the follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Appalling Human’ and finds the indie stalwart delivering his most personal album to date, via a collection of 12 irresistible pop songs. The announcement arrives alongside the title track, which received its first play from Marc Riley on 6Music and its accompanying video, the second to be revealed from the record following ‘Greater Expectations’, released earlier this year. In support of the release, Gonzalez heads out on tour this November, headlining Electrowerkz on 25th and supporting Young Knives across the country.

                                                                                                                                            With its truly eclectic range of musical influences drawing on Gonzalez’s ever developing sonic palette, the album’s uplifting sound juxtaposes its themes, documenting the end of a long-term relationship and the overwhelming experience of dealing with a family member’s cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment. ‘Wax Limousine’ navigates these hurdles with a razor-sharp wit and often brutally perceptive self-awareness, nowhere more so than on the new single. Inspired by both 'Faithless' by Scritti Politti and Aretha Franklin, it is Gonzalez’s version of an 80’s gospel song and, as he explains, written at a crucial point over the last 12 months

                                                                                                                                            “This was written right after the breakup and cancer diagnosis. It was that early stage of a breakup where you can't really understand what went wrong for you or for your ex. There was resentment for the extreme change I had suddenly found myself in, and I was asking what it really was I did wrong. The title Wax Limousine came from old phrases like "as useless as an ashtray on a motorbike". I was trying to express how useless I felt within every situation that had just arrived at my doorstep.”

                                                                                                                                            Wesley Gonzalez first made a name for himself as the leader of Let's Wrestle, whose tuneful and eccentric punk earned critical accolades and a devoted audience with three albums, including 2011’s Steve Albini produced ‘Nursing Home’. Gonzalez wasted little time forging his own path and quickly assembled a live band for his solo work, expanding upon the guitar-driven music of his former band, with an interesting concoction of classic 70’s pop, soul, and indie rock. Gonzalez released his debut solo record ‘Excellent Musician’ in 2017, then the follow up ‘Appalling Human’ in June 2020 through Moshi Moshi Records. 

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            1. Greater Expectations
                                                                                                                                            2. When I Fell For You
                                                                                                                                            3. Protein & Perfume
                                                                                                                                            4. In Confidence, I’m Scared
                                                                                                                                            5. 1,2,3,4,5 Just Get Rid Of It
                                                                                                                                            6. Wax Limousine
                                                                                                                                            7. A Taste Of Something New
                                                                                                                                            8. Penelope Ditches Ulysses
                                                                                                                                            9. It’s You
                                                                                                                                            10. Drive You Home
                                                                                                                                            11. Grateful
                                                                                                                                            12. Waiting For Your Letter 



                                                                                                                                              Over the course of five records to date, JUNO Award-winning Toronto rapper Shad has used an array of old-school tools to tackle modern problems, addressing the indignities and absurdities of our world through a shapeshfiting melange of boom-bap breaks, dusty soul samples, jazzy improvisation, and 10 dollar words rolled into thousand-dollar rhymes. But after weaving his myriad musical and philosophical interests into a narrative socio-political song cycle—2018’s A Short Story About a War—Shad began building his sixth record, TAO, from a much simpler concept: an image of a circle. Though, in true Shad fashion, he saw something much more profound within its basic round boundaries.

                                                                                                                                              “The thing that inspired this record was this image in my mind of a circle, but it’s getting fragmented, and then the pieces start floating away from each other,” he explains. “And that felt to me like a picture of ourselves as individuals. If you think of our humanity as one whole, there’s all these different aspects of that, whether that’s work, or our relationship to the land, or our relationship to the transcendent, or our relationship to our bodies, or to our inner child?”

                                                                                                                                              On a track-by-track basis, TAO examines the many different fragments that make up who we are, forsaking the explicit narrative connectivity of A Short Story About a War for a more implicit thematic framework. And where its predecessor’s intense subject matter naturally chanelled a more intense, even aggressive spirit, the looser structure of TAO allows Shad to return to his “natural strike zone” of more playful, block-rocking bops—the sort of tracks that might make you smile and snicker even as they unpack such thorny topics as race, capitalism, and technological dependency.

                                                                                                                                              TAO was actually written and recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic forced us into hiding, however, the events of the past year have only amplified the album’s sense of currency and relevancy. As Shad notes, “COVID is almost not like a new situation—it just sort of accelerated what was already happening in terms of isolation and precarity of work.” But now that vaccines are allowing us to take our first steps back to the lives we once knew, TAO’s arrival is perfectly timed for a world that’s ready to laugh, hug, and dance together again.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1. Out Of Touch
                                                                                                                                              2. GOD
                                                                                                                                              3. Work
                                                                                                                                              4. TAO Pt 1
                                                                                                                                              5. Slot Machines
                                                                                                                                              6. Slow
                                                                                                                                              7. Body (No Reason)
                                                                                                                                              8. Storm
                                                                                                                                              9. TAO Pt 2
                                                                                                                                              10. Black Averageness
                                                                                                                                              11. Garçon
                                                                                                                                              12. TAO Pt 3



                                                                                                                                                Y2K prepper-rock for the underemployed. Tracked at home in 1999, the 1975 EP expands on Stratosphere’s slacker-positive dreamscape, with layers of guitars both clean and fuzzy, humming organ, and— gasp!—a drum machine. Needle down, candles on.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                A1. Irato
                                                                                                                                                A2. Memphis Sophisticate
                                                                                                                                                A3. The Motion Picture
                                                                                                                                                B1. And Things (Are Mostly Ghosts)
                                                                                                                                                B2. August Relativity
                                                                                                                                                B3. Want No Light To Shine

                                                                                                                                                Laura Veirs

                                                                                                                                                Year Of Meteors

                                                                                                                                                  Limited Edition Glow In The Dark LP. On Year Of Meteors, familiar surroundings come into sharper focus as the lyrical themes of the sky and outer space now seem mysterious, magical and new. Veirs lyrical allusions to the natural world are disarmingly dreamlike yet scientifically precise. Using synergistic elements of contemporary folk, Americana, alternative rock and laptop style electronics, she creates an amalgam that remains her own. There’s an elegantly sad quality, a jagged yearning, forcing you to be silent witness to this exquisite, seductive pain. With soft electronic rhythms and tape loops bubbling underneath, her impassive voice lays out rich melodies that build and explode around standout tracks like Galaxies and Parisian Dreams.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1. Fire Snakes
                                                                                                                                                  2. Galaxies
                                                                                                                                                  3. Secret Someones
                                                                                                                                                  4. Magnetized
                                                                                                                                                  5. Parisian Dream
                                                                                                                                                  6. Rialto
                                                                                                                                                  7. Through The Glow
                                                                                                                                                  8. Cool Water
                                                                                                                                                  9. Spelunking
                                                                                                                                                  10. Black Gold Blues
                                                                                                                                                  11. Where Gravity Is Dead
                                                                                                                                                  12. Lake SwimminG
                                                                                                                                                  13. Magnetized Phone Call

                                                                                                                                                  Laura Veirs

                                                                                                                                                  Carbon Glacier

                                                                                                                                                    Limited Black and Clear Vinyl release of Laura Veirs’ “Carbon Glacier”. Originally released on CD in 2004, later released on vinyl in 2007 and out of print since 2010 and widely seen as a groundbreaking album in the Laura Veirs canon. “With her landmark fourth album, Veirs evoked the Pacific Northwest in climactic imagery” - Uncut. “Carbon Glacier is a cold, beautiful and engaging record that translates the bleak, isolated vastness of nature into the bleak, isolated vastness of the modern city-sprawl, leaving one voice to sing in solitude.” - Pitchfork. “This is an oddly beautiful album - far more engaging than you’d expect of one written in a grey Seattle winter, pondering mortality, Moby Dick and the great sheet of blackened ice after which it’s named.” - The Guardian Producer/drummer Tucker Martine (Modest Mouse). Martine allows the experimentation to bloom in all the right places, resulting in a record that never overworks itself, despite being packed to the gills with ghostly glockenspiels, organs, random percussion, and trombone.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    A1. Ether Sings
                                                                                                                                                    A2. Icebound Stream
                                                                                                                                                    A3. Rapture
                                                                                                                                                    A4. Lonely Angel Dust
                                                                                                                                                    A5. The Cloud Room
                                                                                                                                                    A6. Wind Is Blowing Stars
                                                                                                                                                    A7. Shadow Blues
                                                                                                                                                    B1. Anne Bonny Rag
                                                                                                                                                    B2. Snow Camping
                                                                                                                                                    B3. Chimney Sweeping Man
                                                                                                                                                    B4. Salvage A Smile
                                                                                                                                                    B5. Blackened Anchor
                                                                                                                                                    B6. Riptide


                                                                                                                                                    Heaven Is In Your Mind / Mr. Fantasy

                                                                                                                                                      Pressed on yellow vinyl, Heaven Is in Your Mind/Mr. Fantasy now looks and sounds better than ever. Traffic was one of the most original and influential British groups of the 1960s, gathering a diverse set of individual talents in vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood, singer/guitarist Dave Mason, drummer Jim Capaldi and reeds player Chris Wood. The foursome’s expansive talents and formidable creative chemistry allowed the musicians to integrate an array of folk, jazz, pop and R&B element, infusing their eclectic stylistic mix with a playfully psychedelic spirit that perfectly captured the experimental sensibility of the times. Traffic’s historic 1967 debut LP (produced by noted studio vet Jimmy Miller) was released in the U.K. as Mr. Fantasy, but initially reached U.S. shores in altered form as Heaven Is in Your Mind/Mr. Fantasy. The American edition featured an altered track listing and new cover art with Winwood, Capaldi and Wood but not Mason, who had quit the band prior to the album’s release.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      1.  Paper Sun 
                                                                                                                                                      2.  Dealer 
                                                                                                                                                      3.  Coloured Rain 
                                                                                                                                                      4.  Hole In My Shoe 
                                                                                                                                                      5.  No Face, No Name And No Number 
                                                                                                                                                      6.  Heaven Is In Your Mind 
                                                                                                                                                      7.  House For Everyone 
                                                                                                                                                      8.  Berkshire Poppies 
                                                                                                                                                      9.  Giving To You 
                                                                                                                                                      10.  Smiling Phases 
                                                                                                                                                      11.  Dear Mr. Fantasy 
                                                                                                                                                      12.  We’re A Fade, You Missed This

                                                                                                                                                      Richard Dawson & Circle


                                                                                                                                                        Richard Dawson is the diminutive Geordie troubadour whose moving songs have been described as state-of-the-nation addresses, even — or perhaps especially — when he’s singing about pre-medieval peasants. Circle are the genre-straddling pioneers of The New Wave Of Finnish Heavy Metal, known for wearing spandex or dead fish onstage and singing in a made-up language.

                                                                                                                                                        Together they are… Richard Dawson & Circle! Today, we are pleased to announce news of their collaborative album Henki, due November 26th via Weird World. Their epic joint record might seem a departure to those who are most familiar with Dawson from recent solo albums like 2017’s Peasant and 2020 (released in 2019). In fact, Henki fits comfortably into the bigger picture of two acts who have always strived for uninhibited originality.

                                                                                                                                                        Dawson explains the album’s title: “The word 'henki' roughly translates as 'spirit'. It's a very rich word, supple in its meaning in the same way as the Geordie 'canny'; difficult to pin down.” True to its name, while Henki is influenced, in part by heavy-metal bands, it does not sound like any metal album you will have heard before. For one thing, few metal albums are filled with songs about plants. Inspired by Circle’s guitarist Janne Westerlund instructing the group during recording to be less straightforward and more “like a plant”, each of Henki’s seven tracks deal with special plants throughout history.

                                                                                                                                                        As mutual fans of each other, Circle and Dawson originally hit off it via Twitter, which led to Dawson being invited to accompany Circle for their set at Helsinki’s Sideways Festival in 2019. Dawson recalls the moment: “It was like being a teenager and suddenly being asked to go onstage with Iron Maiden. That’s how important this band are to me”. Having pulled that off, they started exchanging demos before they finally got in a room together to set off on their journey proper. Most of the recording took place in Pori - a fine jewel of a city on Finland's balmy west coast - across several visits, the last being in late January 2020 just as Covid-19 first reached Europe. From there they had to finish Henki remotely - via waves of pure thought beamed across the dark dividing oceans betwixt them, and email.

                                                                                                                                                        Easily the greatest flora-themed hypno-folk-metal record you’ll hear this year, Henki adds an electrifying new chapter to the remarkable story of each act, and marks the beginning of a beautiful partnership. Circle, described as "the world’s greatest band - in every category” are Pekka Jääskeläinen (guitar), Julius Jääskeläinen (guitar), Jussi Lehtisalo (bass, voice), Mika Rättö (keyboard, voice), Tomi Leppänen (drums) and Janne Westerlund (guitar, voice). Richard Dawson plays guitar and vocals. Henki was mixed by Antti Uusimäki and mastered by Christian Wright.

                                                                                                                                                        Model Man

                                                                                                                                                        Model Man

                                                                                                                                                          Model Man (AKA Mark Brandon) embodies the free-spirited culture that emerged with the acid house revolution. His influences are broad, yet tied together by a strong desire to share his story and spark emotion in the listener. In his hometown he experienced the peak of UK garage and jungle/drum’n’bass.

                                                                                                                                                          From his early forays into music, playing guitar, to his recent incarnation as Model Man, Mark has always drawn on his eclectic tastes to transmit a range of different feelings. His debut self-titled album traverses a variety of UK-influenced sounds imbued with Model Man's classical training and his eclectic tastes from Steve Reich to Todd Edwards and Bill Withers; piano keys dancing alongside 2-step beats, jungle breaks slamming down as wistful melodies drift overhead.

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          1. Emoclew
                                                                                                                                                          2. Don't Cry Feat. Hamzaa
                                                                                                                                                          3. Sweet Surrender
                                                                                                                                                          4. ESC (Holding Back Feat.Rationale)
                                                                                                                                                          5. Hurt Feat. Arctic Lake
                                                                                                                                                          6. Trappist-1
                                                                                                                                                          7. Wait Till Tonight
                                                                                                                                                          8. Take Me There
                                                                                                                                                          9. Distant Memory
                                                                                                                                                          10. Sidewinder
                                                                                                                                                          11. Clarity
                                                                                                                                                          12. Impromptu No1 (Apogee)

                                                                                                                                                          Robert Levon Been

                                                                                                                                                          Original Songs From The Card Counter

                                                                                                                                                            Composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and co-founder of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Robert Levon Been, announces his forthcoming album, ‘Original Songs From The Card Counter’. Levon Been composed several original songs as well as a majority of the score for writer and director Paul Schrader’s new film, ‘The Card Counter’, starring Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, Willem Dafoe and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. “Ironically this entire project began by working the last scene of the film first,” says Levon Been. “Paul had reached out asking if I would write an original song for a very intimate final scene he had been struggling with. As tempting as the concept was, I must admit that kind of composing is also my biggest fear - to write directly to picture with such precision that it takes over the narrative in a substantial way, which I knew Paul never shies away from. It also turned me into a nervous wreck because I know just how easy it is to quickly ruin a movie with merely a single lyric at the wrong time. Thankfully for ‘Mercy Of Man’, I had S.G. Goodman there in NY singing with me to help experiment with how to create a fairly unconventional duet of sorts that is intended to evoke the emotions of the two characters in that final scene.”
                                                                                                                                                            ‘The Card Counter’ marks the fifth collaboration between Schrader and Scorsese, who previously worked together on ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Raging Bull’, ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ and ‘Bringing Out the Dead’. Robert Levon Been is a producer, composer, singer songwriter and founding member of the band, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, with whom he has released eight albums and toured the world with since 2001. With a dedicated following across Europe, the US, Australia and Asia, their record ‘Howl’ has ranked many top album lists. In 2013, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club were featured in Dave Grohl’s Grammy-winning documentary, ‘Sound City’. 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s self-titled first album. Robert is currently producing and writing for multiple projects, dividing his time between Los Angeles and Vienna. 

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            1. Rapture
                                                                                                                                                            2. Murder Hum
                                                                                                                                                            3. Mercy Rev
                                                                                                                                                            4. Arise Sun
                                                                                                                                                            5. S.E.R.E.
                                                                                                                                                            6. Adore
                                                                                                                                                            7. Casino Floor 1 (Beta
                                                                                                                                                            8. Testing)
                                                                                                                                                            9. Casino Floor 2 (Stable)
                                                                                                                                                            10. Smoke Ring
                                                                                                                                                            11. Erutpar
                                                                                                                                                            12. Determined Events
                                                                                                                                                            13. OPM
                                                                                                                                                            14. Mercy Of Man (featuring S.G. Goodman)

                                                                                                                                                            Mourn The Light

                                                                                                                                                            Suffer, Then We’re Gone

                                                                                                                                                              Mourn The Light were formed in early 2018 by Dwayne Eldredge, also co-founder of The New England Stoner And Doom Festival. Driven by his passion for thunderous, traditional doom metal mixed with lofty progressive and power metal leanings, Dwayne was hell-bent on creating a band that could sonically push a message of hope in spite of despair. Following their highly acclaimed 2019-debut EP, ‘Weight Of The World’, and touring the US and Canada on the back of this, Mourn The Light returned to the studio to record their first album. Entitled ‘Suffer, Then We’re Gone’, the band’s debut album showcases a plethora of influences. At one moment, Mourn The Light deliver crushingly massive riffs, only to jump at the next turn, galloping along with shades of classic heavy, progressive and power metal taking hold and leading the way, all the while focusing on incredibly memorable songs with catchy hooks and anthemic choruses.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              1. When The Fear Subsides
                                                                                                                                                              2. I Bare The Scars
                                                                                                                                                              3. Take Your Pain Away
                                                                                                                                                              4. End Of Times
                                                                                                                                                              5. Suffer, Then We're Gone
                                                                                                                                                              6. Refuse To Fall
                                                                                                                                                              7. Progeny Of Pain
                                                                                                                                                              8. Wisdom Bestowed
                                                                                                                                                              9. Blink Of An Eye


                                                                                                                                                              Stacker Upper

                                                                                                                                                                A decade since he first appeared on LUCKYME, Lunice brings special editions of his first three EPs, with raided archives and unreleased tracks available for the first time. LUCKYME have also added significant remixes from the likes of Rustie and Girl Unit to these new expanded deluxe versions. Celebrating these influential EPs which first introduced the world to this Québécois beatmaker. Recorded prior to his breakthrough as half of TNGHT with Hudson Mohawke. These are the tracks that first launched Lunice from his Montreal bedroom to travelling the globe with his incendiary live performances. From producing Kanye West’s ‘Blood On The Leaves’ to touring with Madonna, these tracks are the blueprint for everything that came after. Flitting between minimalist electronic workouts to heavyweight rap beats and merging those worlds in a way few had before him. 

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                1. Hitmanes Anthem
                                                                                                                                                                2. Hip Pop
                                                                                                                                                                3. The Name Dunnit
                                                                                                                                                                4. Fancy Forty
                                                                                                                                                                5. Purp Walk
                                                                                                                                                                6. Fancy Forty (Rustie Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                7. Geoid


                                                                                                                                                                One Hunned

                                                                                                                                                                  A decade since he first appeared on LUCKYME, Lunice brings special editions of his first three EPs, with raided archives and unreleased tracks available for the first time. LUCKYME have also added significant remixes from the likes of Rustie and Girl Unit to these new expanded deluxe versions. Celebrating these influential EPs which first introduced the world to this Québécois beatmaker. Recorded prior to his breakthrough as half of TNGHT with Hudson Mohawke. These are the tracks that first launched Lunice from his Montreal bedroom to travelling the globe with his incendiary live performances. From producing Kanye West’s ‘Blood On The Leaves’ to touring with Madonna, these tracks are the blueprint for everything that came after. Flitting between minimalist electronic workouts to heavyweight rap beats and merging those worlds in a way few had before him. 

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  1. Glow
                                                                                                                                                                  2. I See U
                                                                                                                                                                  3. Juice
                                                                                                                                                                  4. Bricks
                                                                                                                                                                  5. Guardian
                                                                                                                                                                  6. And She Said
                                                                                                                                                                  7. I See U (The Blessings Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                  8. I See U (Girl Unit Remix)

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