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Imperial Wax

Bromidic Thrills / Bloom & Wither

    Imperial Wax comprise of the last and longest serving members of The Fall.

    Formed in 2018 – Dave Spurr, Keiron Melling and Pete Greenway joined forces with singer and guitarist Sam Curran to forge a unique sound infusing garage punk, krautrock, rockabilly, post punk and more.

    Smith told the band to continue after his death as he rated them as his best line up.


    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Ltd 7" Info: Limited red vinyl.

    Beck

    Hyperspaces

      Hyperspace will be Beck’s 14th album, following 2017’s Colors, which won Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the 61st GRAMMY Awards earlier this year.

      2014’s Morning Phase also won Album of the Year, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Best Rock Album.

      This album features production credits from Pharrell Williams, Cole M.G.N., Greg Kurstin and Paul Epworth.



      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive 180 gram red vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.

      Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

      Indies Exclusive LP Info: Metallic silver coloured 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.

      Indies Exclusive LP includes MP3 Download Code.

      LP Info: 180 gram black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.

      LP includes MP3 Download Code.

      IDLES

      A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live At Le Bataclan

        ‘A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan’ is the brand new live album from IDLES, recorded at Le Bataclan in Paris on 3rd December 2018, at the close of a 90 date world tour. The album celebrates the band’s success over the last two years, featuring songs from ‘Brutalism’ and ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’, and highlights their overall message of unity, and of healing through community.

        “Our show at Bataclan was the end of a very long journey for us. On that tour we learnt so much about ourselves, each other and the audiences we have grown with over the past 10 years. That show was nothing short of catharsis and nothing more than love. We love what we do and the people who have carried us here, there was no hiding that at Bataclan and we are so very grateful that the moment was captured in all its glory, love and fatigue. Long live the open minded and long live the moment.” - Joe Talbot

        Available on limited edition coloured vinyl (three variants, with photobook and download card) and double CD. 'A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan' is released on 6th December 2019 on Partisan Records.

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        2xColoured LP Info: Neon Clear Orange Vinyl.

        2xColoured LP 2 Info: Neon Clear Lime Green Vinyl.

        Coloured LP 3 Info: Neon Clear Pink Vinyl.

        Henry Cow

        The Henry Cow Box Redux: The Complete Henry Cow

          17 CDs, 1 DVD and 250 pages of histories, chronology, testimony and commentaries by the band, sundry contemporary documents, and rare photographs - in a sturdy box. This collection brings together in an inexpensive and definitive edition the full contents of all earlier releases, with the addition of a further 60pp booklet of newly unearthed, or commissioned, band commentaries, pictures and other documents prepared specifically for this box - as well as re-mastered versions of all the studio CDs and the rare bonus CD (Cabinet of Curiosities), which came with the subscription edition of earlier live boxed set. 

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          Mekons

          The Edge Of The World

            Remastered for the 21st Century. First time available on vinyl since its original release in 1986. The success of Fear and Whiskey in 1985 saw the Mekons with a stable line-up and enough money to record a new album for the first time in years. The songs on Edge of the World were written and demoed in Leeds by Tom, Jon and Kevin early in 1986 and recorded at Offbeat Studios in Kirkstall with Three Johns live Soundman Tony Bonner who had recorded parts of Fear and Whiskey the year before.

            "If the continuing existence of their music doesn't place these anti-American country-rockers squarely among the undefeated for you, the continuing eloquence of their lyrics ought to--whether it's Sally Timms trying to talk to the drunk she's stuck with or Jon Langford downing cat food because he doesn't feel human tonight, they haven't given up on saying their piece" -Robert Christgau / Dean of American Rock Critics ca. 20th Century. 

            Mekons

            Fear And Whiskey - Vinyl Reissue

              Mekons' 1985 album Fear and Whiskey came out of a chaotic period of reinvention that followed the demise of Mekons mark one. Long hailed as a precursor to alt-country and roots-rock, Fear & Whiskey has been remastered and is reissued now for the first time on LP in its original form, on the band's same imprint, Sin Recordings. Inspired by folk, honky-tonk and Cajun music and boasting a pathological fear of closing time. 

              Simon Joyner

              Pocket Moon

                "Singer-songwriter" is a frustratingly confining term; to truly understand exactly just how confining, look no further than the recorded works of Simon Joyner, an artist whose work consistently transcends the narrow parameters of genre classifications and record shop bin cards. Though his music has always honoured, reckoned with-wrestled with-the tradition set forth by his songwriting forebears (Cohen, Van Zandt, Ochs, Dylan, Reed to name a few), Joyner can always be counted on to defy expectations; as a lyricist, melodicist, and arranger, Joyner likes to keep us on our toes.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Coloured LP Info: Limited edition (350 worldwide) on translucent white marbled vinyl.

                Kreidler

                Flood

                  Kreidler, this four-headed hydra of a continental pop music that captures Bach, Disco, Postpunk, Club and Krautrock in varying proportions with an elegant lightness.

                  On 'Flood' the band playfully expands its approach with two renowned voices. We hear language, information. And even though we may not understand them at first, we sense that these are words of weight. An emphasis on what Kreidler has always been about: the movement of the body - hand in hand with that of the mind.

                  The Hit Parade

                  The Golden Age Of Pop

                    'The Golden Age Of Pop' contains 12 bright new pop songs including recent 45rpm single releases "Joey's Girl" and "Happy World".

                    The vinyl pressing comes with a limited edition free comic "Tales From Planet Pop" by illustrator Paul McCaffrey.

                    It's the true story of a "Pop Group Doomed To A Life of Obscurity", that follows the early years of the band. Over the last twenty years The Hit Parade's catalogue of songs have been heralded as "perfect pop" (NME) "indie icons" (Word) "casually sophisticated" (Observer) "rare talent" (Q Mag) "bona fide pop smash" (Drowned In Sound) and "the very definition of twee Eighties style indie" (Arts Desk).

                    The Beatles

                    The Singles Collection

                      From 1962 to 1970, The Beatles released 22 UK singles; of those 44 A and B-side tracks, 29 were not included on the group’s British albums at that time. These singles, plus an exclusive new double A-side single for the mid-1990s-issued tracks “Free As A Bird” and “Real Love,” are newly cut for vinyl from their original mono and stereo master tapes by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios for a new limited edition boxed set. The Beatles: The Singles Collection presents 46 tracks on 23 180-gram seven-inch vinyl singles in faithfully reproduced international picture sleeves, accompanied by a 40-page booklet with photos, ephemera, and detailed essays by Beatles historian Kevin Howlett. The collectible set will be released worldwide on November 22 by Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe.

                      The Singles Collection offers a fascinating view of the creative trajectory of The Beatles’ John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr across their relatively brief recording tenure together. Just three and a half years divide 1963’s “She Loves You” and 1967’s “Strawberry Fields Forever,” a remarkable, illustrative example of the band’s rapid, groundbreaking evolution. From the band’s star-making 1962 debut single, “Love Me Do” with its B-side “P.S. I Love You,” to their 1970 finale of “Let It Be” / “You Know My Name (Look Up The Number),” the new collection underscores The Beatles’ breathtaking creative arc.

                      Because it was rare in the 1960s for UK singles to be released in picture sleeves, the collection’s seven-inches are presented in reproduced picture sleeves from their original releases in several countries around the world, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, France, Greece, Holland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, USA, and West Germany.

                      The Singles Collection follows the September 27 release of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album in a suite of Anniversary Edition packages. The acclaimed new edition’s Super Deluxe set features new stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos mixes by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell, plus 23 session and demo recordings, most of which were previously unreleased. Abbey Road’s Anniversary Edition releases returned the iconic album to the top of charts around the world. In the UK, Abbey Road reclaimed the No. 1 position on the official albums chart after 49 years and 252 days, breaking The Beatles’ own Guinness World Record previously held by Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which revisited the chart’s No. 1 spot in June 2017 with its celebrated Anniversary Edition after 49 years and 125 days.


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                      7" Box Set Info: 23 180-gram vinyl singles in faithfully reproduced international picture sleeves, exclusive new double A-side single for “Free As A Bird” and “Real Love,” plus 39-page book.

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                      Jack Peñate

                      After You

                        Jack Peñate announces the release of his third album ‘After You’. Over a decade in the making, the album was produced in collaboration with Paul Epworth, Inflo and Alex Epton. 

                        Prayer, the first single from the album, features Peñate playing several instruments, as well as the production credit he set out to achieve. It carries more than a nod to gospel, all set around a glorious pop hook, played on a Farfisa organ. Its musical and lyrical complexities belies the fact it was written in twenty minutes. “Once we had written it, all the pieces of the past ten years fell into place. It was like a puzzle coming together.”

                        Former Spankrock member turned producer and jazz drummer, Alex Epton came on board and set to bring together 10 years worth of work into a cohesive album in XL’s New York studio, adding in additional programming and production as well as drums and percussion. Paul Epworth, with whom he created Everything Is New, came back in and worked on several tracks.

                        The album doesn’t just draw on his musical journey of the past ten years, it brings in influences from the music he heard as a child. Loaded Gun has a prechorus that Lennon and McCartney would have liked to have written. As a child his brother would play him Jungle music. There’s elements of that too. His dad ran acid house raves – that’s in there. But perhaps, the most poignant track is Gemini. With nothing more than piano, vibraphone and drum beat, the words of Peñate’s grandfather, the writer and artist Mervyn Peake, are read by his uncle Fabian. And it’s not the only family tie. The artwork for the album, and the first video, has been done by Peñate’s cousin, the acclaimed artist, Eddie Peake. “We both grew up with an uncanny focus on what we wanted to do, but had never worked together,” says Jack. His work is both incredibly joyous and melancholy, and it does something to me that music does to me too.”

                        If Peñate’s ambition was to be able to make a sound that sounded like a feeling felt, and to be able to master studio production, and to be able to have longevity in his career, then it’s safe to say that with After You, that ambition has been realised.

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                        Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive blue and red split vinyl.

                        Whyte Horses

                        Hard Times

                          Whyte Horses, whose sound is at once timeless and thoroughly modern. With a back-catalogue of multi-faceted jewels that gleam with a blinding, intoxicating light, Whyte Horses’ reputation is one of being able to piece together gloriously individual pop strands in an endlessly creative fashion.

                          If the music seems passionate, then that’s precisely because the people behind it are passionate. Fronted by Manchester’s Dominic Thomas - who moonlights as founder of the vinyl reissue label Finders Keepers - Whyte Horses often operates as a welcoming revolving door for talented vocalists in their own right, but on ‘Ça Plane Pour Moi’ we get to glimpse pure Whyte Horses performing within their own capabilities and hinting at the album to come names ‘Hard Times’ and scheduled for release next year.



                          John Myrtle

                          Here's John Myrtle

                            Here's John Myrtle is a 5-track EP on 12" vinyl. This debut EP is full of the jangle pop that has earned him fans at BBC 6 Music and Rough Trade. ‘Here’s John Myrtle’ sees John collect a number of his early demos and live favourites, as well as new songs, and record and mix them proper for the release on Bingo Records. The EP shows the best of John Myrtle’s idiosyncratic pop songs so far, and builds on the recordings done on old tape machines in his bedroom by adding parts from live band members Ben Bartrop and Sean Harper. Tracks ‘Cyril The Slug’ and ‘Foggy’ have already gained extensive airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music and the band played their first live session for Marc Riley on the station in March. Radio X and Amazing Radio have also been backing the tunes, and ‘Cyril The Slug’ attracted the praise of Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand and FFS. John’s music calls to mind The La’s, The Kinks and Harry Nilsson, while his lyrics are reminiscent of words by Richard Brautigan or Ivor Cutler. John Myrtle and his band have been honing their live show all year, having played with label mates Mr Ben & the Bens as well as fellow 6 Music favourites Lavinia Blackwall and Wesley Gonzalez

                            Deerhoof

                            Halfbird

                              Recommend If You Like: DEERHOOF (!), Blonde Redhead, Sonic Youth, Stereolab, Animal Collective, Liars, Lightning Bolt // “...the best band in the world...” Pitchfork // Deerhoof and Joyful Noise Recordings will issue the first ever vinyl edition of the band’s third LP, Halfbird. Originally released in July 2001 by Menlo Park Records, Halfbird is 14 tracks of playful absurdity and pummeling energy, featuring founding member Greg Saunier (drums - guitar - vocals); Satomi Matsuzaki (vocals - bass); and Rob Fisk (guitar). 2019 sees the 25-year anniversary of Deerhoof being a band. To celebrate the occasion, three labels that have worked with Deerhoof over the course of their expansive and colorful career will each reissue one of the first three Deerhoof LPs: 1997's The Man, The King, The Girl (Polyvinyl); 1999's Holdypaws (Kill Rock Stars); and 2001’s Halfbird (Joyful Noise Recordings). 

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                              Coloured LP Info: Pink & Yellow split colour vinyl.

                              Maija Sofia

                              Bath Time

                                Maija Sofia, one of Irelands most lauded young folk artists has produced a timeless debut album, inspired by story-driven traditional folk-ballads, shone through the lens of punk DIY ethos. Following the success of lo-fi dream-pop single ‘Flowers’, Maija Sofia releases her debut album ‘Bath Time’ Sofia took inspiration fromstory-driven traditional folk ballads and shone them through the lens of a punk DIY ethos. The album name comes from the ritual of daily bathing, a whimsical place where most of the lyrics were written. The album deals with the ways in which women's voices, stories and desires have been sidelined and misrepresented throughout history. From Edie Sedgwick to Bridget Cleary, Sofia's songs imagine a world in which silenced women speak back..


                                The album was recorded by Chris Barry at Ailfionn Studio and features performances by Ronan Kealy (Junior Brother) and Niall Murphy (Oh Boland). The Gold Shoes’, is a mystical, ethereal opening before the melancholic ‘Hail Mary’, which starts soft, but the music grows in power as Sofia interrogates the sexual hypocrisy of the Catholic church, and the harp feeds into the haunting sound with effortless complexity and depth. ‘Edie Sedgwick’, named after the muse of Andy Warhol has alt-country elements from lap steel player Niall Murphy (Oh Boland) and cellist Laura McCabe (Molly Sterling). ‘The Wife of Michael Cleary’ is an ode to Bridget Cleary, killed by her husband in 1895. Michael Cleary believed his wife had been abducted by fairies with a changeling left in her place. The male vocal is provided by off-kilter alt-folk Junior Brother, with singing in the round building tension.


                                ‘The Glitter’ is disturbingly beautiful, an ode to Jean Rhys, a troubled novelist from the Carribean who came to England aged 16 and dealt with issues of displacement and unbelonging. As is ‘Cobweb’ with Sofia’s rich contralto “I didn’t know I was on my own. I’m only as wise as you.” ‘Morning’ mourns lost relationship and the failure of trying to fix a flawed lover. ‘Elizabeth’ dwells on the troubled love affair between Elizabeth Siddal and the Pre-Raphaelite painter Rossetti.. ‘The Trees They Do Grow High’ is a disturbing English folk ballad sung from the point of view of a woman forced to marry an inappropriately younger man.. The album wraps around the listener like a velvet cloak, time is irrelevant, and the pain and complexity of female life has been sharply observed by Sofia. 'Bath Time' is a collection of songs written between Dublin, London and rural Galway, it was recorded slowly over several months by Chris Barry in Ailfionn Studio in Dublin. The guitar and vocals tracks were recorded all in one take and then others we brought in to finish the piece - Niall Murphy from Oh Boland plays lap steel and synths, Christophe Capewell who plays with Lisa O'Neill played fiddle, harp by Meabh McKenna, synths by Clara Tracey, and Cello by Laura McCabe, and some guest vocals by Ronan Kealy (Junior Brother). 

                                Patti Yang Group

                                War On Love

                                  Spacious, psychedelic electronica meets desert rock, laced with lyrical other-worldliness from a collective of iconic musicians led by this Warsaw born/London raised artist living full time in the Mojave Desert. “Now that the sounds of freedom rattle the glass and fill our lungs with bronchitis, they must be on red alert, ready to shine the light” sings Patti Yang on Sounds of Freedom, the first single from her forthcoming album War On Love, out November 22 via Requiem Records. She is talking about her home in the Mojave Desert, California, which although is both stunning and unusual, is also within eyesight and earshot of the largest Marine Corps base in the US; 29 Palms. As expected, training exercises are common and the Marines set up a community phone line for civilians to call in with comments and impressions. It’s the jumping off point for War On Love, a record concerned with privacy and digital voyeurism, the tenuous relationship we hold with our sense of reality, existential sabotage and impermanence. “I began working on the album by setting myself a challenge: to break out from the daily life cycle”.

                                  Patti explored ancient medicine and the properties of sound by studying at the Integratron, a renowned temple dedicated to sonic bliss via quartz bowls played like a giant analog synthesizer. Following an inner call, she moved from London to Joshua Tree, a small town in the Mojave Desert, California. “I fell in love with the soft, infinite silence and the open spaces which gave foundation to my research and creative work”. Songwriting began in Joshua Tree where recording spanned to London and Brooklyn, NY, at Rare Book Room, where the album was also mixed. Untethered by a specific style, the journey oscillates between unadorned hyperrealism and chaotic narratives, linked by dreamlike pop soundscapes. The collaborators are: Chris Mackin (Le Volume Courbe, Primal Scream), Matty Skylab (Skylab, David Holmes), Jagz Kooner (Reverend and the Makers, Manic Street Preachers, Primal Scream), Martin Craft (M. Craft, Jarvis Cocker), Chiara Giovando, Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Daughter, Dirty Projectors, The War on Drugs). 

                                  Murray Collier, recording as Grim Lusk (Domestic Exile), Dip Friso (Real Landscape) and one half of Pussy Mothers (Optimo) has been releasing into the troposphere for quite some time now. This is his first offering as Sunny Balm; grasping at the familiar of the exotica but, in turn, bringing a unique, rhythmic and psychedelic offering.

                                  The majority of the recording took place in Glasgow, Scotland over two or three years. Recorded predominantly to reel-to-reel tape on a Tascam 388, while exploring new Instruments; balafon, agogo, hand drums, shakers, bansuri - as well as synthesisers, samplers, drum machines and field recordings, he also explored the possibilities of tape pitch-shifting, saturation, splicing, and the creation of rhythmic and melodic loops.

                                  These recordings only came to life and after re-locating to Mandurah (Manjoogoordap), Western Australia where the new environment and proximity to the Indian Ocean led to a desire to create organic instrumental music, but with no access to instruments beyond a sampler and a microphone. This led to the foraging of these digitised tape archives, and the blending of these recordings into a new context reflecting on first impressions of the sun-drenched landscape in which he found himself.

                                  This record was assembled on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation, and is as much a reflection on the beauty of the traditional landscape, as it is a lament to what has been taken by western colonialism.


                                  SIS003 welcomes Boston's deadliest modern wave duo Dead Husband to the SISTERS family across the murky waters of the Northern Atlantic for a host of dance-floor focused workouts.

                                  A mixture of syncopated drum work and reverb drenched arpeggiators define Dead Husbands debut on the label across a capricious collection of tracks/music.

                                  Doug Lee gives Facial Recognition the usual An-i treatment drawing out a monologue of emotion through the sub bass and sweet undulating use of distortion which constantly helps the track and the low end move forward, whilst electro aficionado Privacy offers up his take on the track with a rolling 4x4 composition true to his unique modus operandi, slowed down powerful.

                                  And a remix debut for Papers, 5 years after down tooling from their white label series, they round off the record bridging the Atlantic gap with their distinctly steezey techno sound.

                                  Olafur Arnalds

                                  Re : Member - Vinyl Box Set Edition

                                    4LP limited edition deluxe designer boxset with art prints and photo book, commemorating the entire re:member project.

                                    ► 1LP contains content exclusive to the box, meditative extended sonic textures played on Ólafur’s patented Stratus Pianos .

                                    ► Other LPs contain (already released) original re:member album, string quartet versions and (unreleased) choir versions by Voces8 and live versions.

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                                    Lady Gaga

                                    Artpop

                                      ARTPOP is a celebration of obsession set to a carefully crafted musical landscape that brings the listener on a truly unique audio journey. With producers DJ White Shadow, Zedd, Madeon and others on board, Gaga’s signature dance/pop sounds rose to new heights with ARTPOP, bringing a fresh experience that was destined to shake up the current state of pop music.

                                      Anne Müller

                                      Heliopause

                                        Classically trained at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts under the renowned cellist and conductor Michael Sanderling, Anne Müller performed as a cellist in many of Berlin’s symphonies for some time before choosing a different path with her music and focussing on novel approaches to classical instrumentation. A profound believer in the power of artistic collaboration, Anne’s skilled cello playing and instinctive composition became extremely sought after. Following her work with Nils Frahm, an enduring partnership with singer-songwriter-composer Agnes Obel ensued, touring for five years together and featuring on two albums (Philharmonics and Aventine) and most recently, working with multiinstrumentalist Markus Sieber (aka Aukai) on his 2019 album Reminiscence. In between all this, Müller also co-founded the progressive live project Solo Collective along with violinist/singer Alex Stolze and pianist/conceptual artist Sebastian Reynolds, releasing Solo Collective Part One in 2017.

                                        A solo record in every sense of the word, Müller wrote, recorded, arranged and produced Heliopause. The album is named after the boundary where the sun’s wind ceases to have influence. It is ultimately, the border of our solar system. The name struck a chord with Müller since the two voyagers sent on an exploratory mission 42 years ago, recently crossed the Heliopause, entering into interstellar space and losing power from our own sun. Müller recognised herself in this moment, not only approaching the same age, but also breaking new ground; having relied on collaborating with so many other stars and now venturing into the unknown with her first solo statement; “Heliopause marks the end of a long journey but also the start of voyages to explore strange new worlds” Boldly opening the album with Being Anne, it sees Müller embrace her new found freedom with the most experimental piece on the record, placing the cello in a completely new context. Playing the strings of a broken down piano with a plectrum and scratching parts of the key mechanism to produce a rhythm, the once lost instrument is given a new lease of life among looped cello drones and drums. “I used the sounds of a tiny piano I got from my mother that she bought when she was a student and didn’t have any money. Later it stood for years in our little summer garden house, where I practiced on it constantly for my piano lessons. Even though it’s old and not in the best shape, I love the way it sounds and call it my little circus piano”.

                                        The atmospheric swells of noise on Being Anne are juxtaposed beautifully with the most stripped back and exposed song, Solo? Repeat!. The J.S. Bach and Gaspar Cassadó influenced piece sees Müller go solo in its purest form: unaccompanied cello. Lead single Nummer 2 is so titled as it’s the second piece Anne ever wrote. A mixture of old sounds and newer structures, its repeated arpeggio conjures drama and displays Müller’s dexterous production abilities. Drifting Circles meanwhile provides the album’s climax, amid an orchestra of looped cellos and vocals. Referencing the minimalism of contemporary composers such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass, it builds to a crescendo of harmonics, allowing the cello to sore as it crosses the border from minor to major. Both as the closing title track and album as a whole, Heliopause crosses these physical and invisible borders throughout, sending the cello as a typically classical instrument to exciting new and uncharted territory

                                        Prefab Sprout

                                        Protest Songs

                                          Off the back of the incredible latest album ‘I Trawl The Megahertz‘, and following last month’s first hit of remastered vinyl, Prefab Sprout have announced an exciting next batch, featuring four of the band’s classic albums - out October 25th - all overseen by Paddy and Martin McAloon. The releases include Prefab Sprout’s renowned hit album ‘Steve McQueen’ - this time arriving as a ½ speed remaster from the original tapes and follows its 2007 ‘legacy edition’ release. An album that frequently graces critics’ “all time best” lists, it’s a record that is highly-revered. The BBC labelled it as “one of the greats. What really matters is the music. Really. If you have never listened to this album then I urge, no, demand that you do.” The releases include Prefab Sprout’s fourth studio album ‘Protest Songs’ - an essential release for the band that secured them a UK Top 20 record, as well as their sixth album ‘Andromeda Heights’, that spawned singles ‘A Prisoner Of The Past’ & ‘Electric Guitars’ and comes on 180g black vinyl for the very first time. Finally, the fourth part in the latest batch is the band’s newly mastered and remastered release of 2009’s ‘Let’s Change The World With Music’ - seen widely as the band’s comeback album, which received critical acclaim. Promo & marketing activity.

                                          Prefab Sprout

                                          Andromeda

                                            Off the back of the incredible latest album ‘I Trawl The Megahertz‘, and following last month’s first hit of remastered vinyl, Prefab Sprout have announced an exciting next batch, featuring four of the band’s classic albums - out October 25th - all overseen by Paddy and Martin McAloon. The releases include Prefab Sprout’s renowned hit album ‘Steve McQueen’ - this time arriving as a ½ speed remaster from the original tapes and follows its 2007 ‘legacy edition’ release. An album that frequently graces critics’ “all time best” lists, it’s a record that is highly-revered. The BBC labelled it as “one of the greats. What really matters is the music. Really. If you have never listened to this album then I urge, no, demand that you do.” The releases include Prefab Sprout’s fourth studio album ‘Protest Songs’ - an essential release for the band that secured them a UK Top 20 record, as well as their sixth album ‘Andromeda Heights’, that spawned singles ‘A Prisoner Of The Past’ & ‘Electric Guitars’ and comes on 180g black vinyl for the very first time. Finally, the fourth part in the latest batch is the band’s newly mastered and remastered release of 2009’s ‘Let’s Change The World With Music’ - seen widely as the band’s comeback album, which received critical acclaim. Promo & marketing activity.

                                            Prefab Sprout

                                            Let's Change The World

                                              Off the back of the incredible latest album ‘I Trawl The Megahertz‘, and following last month’s first hit of remastered vinyl, Prefab Sprout have announced an exciting next batch, featuring four of the band’s classic albums - out October 25th - all overseen by Paddy and Martin McAloon. The releases include Prefab Sprout’s renowned hit album ‘Steve McQueen’ - this time arriving as a ½ speed remaster from the original tapes and follows its 2007 ‘legacy edition’ release. An album that frequently graces critics’ “all time best” lists, it’s a record that is highly-revered. The BBC labelled it as “one of the greats. What really matters is the music. Really. If you have never listened to this album then I urge, no, demand that you do.” The releases include Prefab Sprout’s fourth studio album ‘Protest Songs’ - an essential release for the band that secured them a UK Top 20 record, as well as their sixth album ‘Andromeda Heights’, that spawned singles ‘A Prisoner Of The Past’ & ‘Electric Guitars’ and comes on 180g black vinyl for the very first time. Finally, the fourth part in the latest batch is the band’s newly mastered and remastered release of 2009’s ‘Let’s Change The World With Music’ - seen widely as the band’s comeback album, which received critical acclaim. Promo & marketing activity.

                                              Prefab Sprout

                                              Steve McQueen - Half Speed Master Edition

                                                Off the back of the incredible latest album ‘I Trawl The Megahertz‘, and following last month’s first hit of remastered vinyl, Prefab Sprout have announced an exciting next batch, featuring four of the band’s classic albums - out October 25th - all overseen by Paddy and Martin McAloon. The releases include Prefab Sprout’s renowned hit album ‘Steve McQueen’ - this time arriving as a ½ speed remaster from the original tapes and follows its 2007 ‘legacy edition’ release. An album that frequently graces critics’ “all time best” lists, it’s a record that is highly-revered. The BBC labelled it as “one of the greats. What really matters is the music. Really. If you have never listened to this album then I urge, no, demand that you do.” The releases include Prefab Sprout’s fourth studio album ‘Protest Songs’ - an essential release for the band that secured them a UK Top 20 record, as well as their sixth album ‘Andromeda Heights’, that spawned singles ‘A Prisoner Of The Past’ & ‘Electric Guitars’ and comes on 180g black vinyl for the very first time. Finally, the fourth part in the latest batch is the band’s newly mastered and remastered release of 2009’s ‘Let’s Change The World With Music’ - seen widely as the band’s comeback album, which received critical acclaim. Promo & marketing activity.

                                                Bob Dylan

                                                Travelin' Thru' 1967-96 The Bootleg Series Vol. 15

                                                  The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy's highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series revisits Dylan's pivotal musical journeys to Nashville, from 1967 to 1969, focusing on previously unavailable recordings made with Johnny Cash & unreleased tracks from the John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline, & Self Portrait sessions. Disc One of Travelin' Thru, 1967 - 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 finds Dylan in Columbia's Studio A in Nashville recording alternate versions of compositions written for John Wesley Harding (October 17 and November 6, 1967) & Nashville Skyline (February 13-14, 1969) while introducing a new song "Western Road" (a Nashville Skylineouttake). Discs Two and Three of Travelin' Thru are centered around Dylan's collaborations with American music icon Johnny Cash including the much sought-after Columbia Studio A sessions & on-stage performances at the Ryman Auditorium (May 1, 1969) for the recording of the premiere episode of The Johnny Cash Show (originally broadcast on ABC-TV on June 7, 1969). Disc Three closes with tracks recorded on May 17, 1970 with Grammy Award-winning bluegrass banjo legend Earl Scruggs for the PBS television special, "Earl Scruggs: His Family & Friends" (originally aired January 1971). Both formats are Ltd/allocated.

                                                  Various Artists

                                                  Two Tone 7" Treasures

                                                    TWO TONE RECORDS was created in 1979 by The Specials founder Jerry Dammers. The label spawned a youth movement and a number of well-known artists and singles through the its tenure including the aforementioned Specials with key singles ‘Gangsters’, the UK Number 1 singles ‘Too Much Too Young’ and ‘Ghost Town’.

                                                    They also helped launch the careers of Madness with ‘The Prince’, The Beat with ‘Tears of A Clown’, The Selecter with ‘On My Radio’ and The Bodysnatchers with ‘Let’s Do Rock Steady’. The label ended its chart run of singles with ‘Nelson Mandela’ by The Special AKA.

                                                    This 40th Anniversary 7” collection has been curated by Jerry Dammers, selecting his favourite 12 singles released on the label between 1979 and 1984.



                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    Box set Info: 12 x 7" Box Set, Presented with their original sleeve designs in a bespoke 1960’s style carry case along with a Two Tone 7” slipmat and an art card signed by Jerry Dammers

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                                                    David Bowie

                                                    Space Oddity (2019 Mix)

                                                      50th anniversary edition of Bowie’s seminal album featuring a brand new mix by original producer Tony Visconti, and a new die cut O-card.

                                                      The vinyl will be randomly distributed worldwide with a mixture of hand-numbered labels; numbers 1 to 1969 on silver vinyl numbers and 1970 to 2019 on gold vinyl, with the remainder being black vinyl.

                                                      Originally released 14th November 1969, the sophomore effort from Bowie was a big turning point from his 1967 debut. The album most famously introduces the character of Major Tom in ‘Space Oddity’ which would go on to be one of his most enduring classics.

                                                      The new mix of the album now features the title track of the boxset ‘Conversation Piece’ restored to the track listing in its initially intended position before it was originally dropped due to time constraints of vinyl.


                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                      LP Info: 180g Gatefold w/ Die Cut O-card.

                                                      CD Info: CD w/ Die Cut O-card.

                                                      David Bowie

                                                      Conversation Piece

                                                        CONVERSATION PIECE is a five CD box set tracking David’s early development throughout 1968 and 1969, via his home demos, BBC radio sessions, studio recordings with guitarist John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson and the experimental music and mime group, Feathers. The collection also celebrates the 50th anniversaries of the release of the ‘Space Oddity’ single and David’s second album, David Bowie (aka Space Oddity). The set contains twelve previously unreleased tracks/demos from the period as well as a brand new mix of the Space Oddity (aka David Bowie) album by longtime Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti. The new mix of the album now features the title track of the boxset ‘Conversation Piece’ restored to the tracklisting in its initially intended position before it was originally dropped due to time constraints of vinyl.

                                                        The 120 page hardback book accompanying the box features exclusive memorabilia from the personal collection of David’s former manager, the late Ken Pitt, as well as from the David Bowie Archive®, and includes photos by Ray Stevenson, Vernon Dewhurst, David Bebbington, Ken Pitt, Alec Byrne, Tony Visconti and Jojanneke Claasen. The sleeve notes have been written for the release by Bowie experts Mark Adams, Tris Penna and Kevin Cann along with contributions from David’s lifelong friend George Underwood, Tony Visconti, Vernon Dewhurst, Dana Gillespie and John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson

                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                        Box set Info: 5CD + 120 page Hardback Book

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                                                        Yak

                                                        Atlas Complex EP

                                                          'The EP, largely recorded at the Third Man Studio and released on Friday 1st November 2019 through Virgin EMI and Third Man Records, follows on from the release of their critically acclaimed second album Pursuit of Momentary Happiness earlier this year. Frontman Oli Burslem explains, “‘Atlas Complex’ was recorded between Nashville and South London at the beginning of this summer. The "atlas complex" is centred around an idea of losing all sense of everything. It’s a state of mind in which a person believes that the world is on their shoulders and they're unable to deal with what they perceive as endless problems and uncertainty.” Following the release of Pursuit of Momentary Happiness, the trio completed a month long UK and European tour, followed by 18 dates supporting Foals and performances at Glastonbury and Green Man festivals. In November they’ll play another run of headlines shows across the UK. 

                                                          Caravan

                                                          Waterloo Lily

                                                            'Active since the late 1960s, Caravan signed to the Decca/Deram label during the early 1970s. To celebrate Decca’s 90th anniversary, these Caravan classics will be reissued on 180gm vinyl with DL codes. 

                                                            Waterloo Lily - 1LP vinyl repress of the fourth album from Caravan, one of the UK’s most acclaimed UK progressive rock bands.With founding member and keyboardist David Sinclair having left the band, Waterloo Lily has a jazzier feel than previous Caravan albums due to Sinclair’s replacement Steve Miller. The progressive rock and folk elements are still prevalent though and work well with the jazz on tracks such as The Love in Your Eye suite. Active since the late 1960s, Caravan signed to the Decca/Deram label during the early 1970s and this album is considered a high-point of the band’s career.

                                                            Caravan

                                                            In The Land Of Grey And Pink

                                                              'Active since the late 1960s, Caravan signed to the Decca/Deram label during the early 1970s. To celebrate Decca’s 90th anniversary, these Caravan classics will be reissued on 180gm vinyl with DL codes. 

                                                              In The Land Of Grey And Pink - 1LP vinyl repress of this progressive rock classic from Caravan described by Mojo magazine as “the quintessential Canterbury album”.Caravan are one of the UK’s most acclaimed UK progressive rock bands, active since the late 1960s. This is their third studio album released in 1971 when they were signed to the Decca/Deram label and is considered a high-point of the band’s career. Rolling Stone listed the album as No. 34 on their list of “50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time” saying it evoked “a Middle Earth sunset, with the music wavering between medieval folk melodies and jazz-savvy musos”. According to AllMusic, the album is “one of the most beloved, and eccentric prog albums of them all” and “probably Caravan’s finest hour”.

                                                              Caravan

                                                              If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All Over You

                                                                'Active since the late 1960s, Caravan signed to the Decca/Deram label during the early 1970s. To celebrate Decca’s 90th anniversary, these Caravan classics will be reissued on 180gm vinyl with DL codes. 

                                                                If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All Over You - 1LP vinyl repress of this progressive rock classic from Caravan, one of the UK’s most acclaimed UK progressive rock bands. Their sophomore disc, it saw the band advance their sound, moving easily between acoustic folk and electric progressive rock on both complicated, psychedelic medleys and accessible ‘pop’ songs such as the title track which gained significant radio airplay and resulted in a guest appearance on BBC TV’s Top of the Pops. Active since the late 1960s, Caravan signed to the Decca/Deram label during the early 1970s and this album is considered a high-point of the band’s career.

                                                                Caravan

                                                                For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night

                                                                  'Active since the late 1960s, Caravan signed to the Decca/Deram label during the early 1970s. To celebrate Decca’s 90th anniversary, these Caravan classics will be reissued on 180gm vinyl with DL codes.

                                                                   For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night - 1LP vinyl repress of the fifth album by progressive rock stalwarts Caravan, one of the UK’s most acclaimed UK progressive rock outfits. Active since the late 1960s, this album is considered one of their best with Allmusic claiming: “it is several steps ahead in terms of fresh musical ideas that wholly incorporate the band’s trademark humour within the otherwise serious and challenging sonic structures”

                                                                  Rolling Stones

                                                                  Let It Bleed - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                    'The Rolling Stones’ groundbreaking multi-platinum selling album Let It Bleed was originally issued in late 1969, charting at #1 in the UK and #3 in the US. In celebration of the album’s original release a half-century ago, UMC/ABKCO Records is offering Let It Bleed (50th Anniversary Limited Deluxe Edition).

                                                                    1LP:The Rolling Stones' groundbreaking multi-platinum selling album 'Let It Bleed' was originally issued in late 1969, charting at #1 in the UK and #3 in the US. The album has been remastered here in stereo by GRAMMY-winning engineer Bob Ludwig to mark the 50th anniversary of its original release. Features three of the band’s greatest songs – Gimmie Shelter, Midnight Rambler & the anthemic You Can’t Always Get What You Want

                                                                    1CD: This version of Let It Bleed was remastered and released in 2006 but still features the artwork of previous versions. Features three of the band’s greatest songs – Gimmie Shelter, Midnight Rambler & the anthemic You Can’t Always Get What You Want

                                                                    House Of Love

                                                                    Shine On

                                                                      The debut single from the House Of Love is reissued on 7” for the very first time and contains all three tracks that were on the original 12”. Although a newly recorded version of Shine on was released in 1990 and became a massive hit, this is the first time that the original version has appeared in this format.

                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                      7" Info: Limited to 1000 copies Colour Vinyl Includes postcard and poster

                                                                      BOB

                                                                      Convenience

                                                                        Originally released in 1989 on The House Of Teeth label, this indie classic which made John Peels Festive fty of that year, gets a 30th anniversary reissue as part of our Optic Sevens 2.0 reissue series. It is backed with the Previously unreleased ‘Coquette’, which was recorded in 1992 , remixed in 2017 and only available on this release of the 7 inch In November BOB play their last ever tour. 6 dates commencing in Birmingham and ending in Hamburg. Their last ever ever UK date wiill be the 100 Club in London with support from The Popinjays

                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                        Ltd 7" Info: Limited to 800 copies 3 choices of colour vinyl Green, Amber or Red (randomly packed) Includes postcard, sticker and poster

                                                                        Arthur Russell

                                                                        Iowa Dream

                                                                          Nineteen tracks of Russell’s most personal work. Featuring collaborations with a stacked roster of downtown New York musicians. More than forty years after Russell recorded several nearly finished songs, Broderick worked diligently with Audika to complete them, and performed audio restoration and additional mixing.

                                                                          Over the past decade, the visionary musician Arthur Russell has entered something close to the mainstream. Sampled and referenced by contemporary musicians, his papers now open to visitors at the Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center in New York, and his name synonymous with a certain strain of tenderness, Russell is as widely known as he’s ever been.

                                                                          Thanks to Russell’s partner Tom Lee and to Steve Knutson of Audika Records, who have forged several records from Russell’s vast archive of unfinished and unreleased work, the world now hears many versions of Arthur Russell. There’s the Iowa boy, the disco mystic, the singersongwriter and composer, and the fierce perfectionist deep in a world of echo. While all of these elements of Russell are individually true, none alone define him. Now, after ten years of work inside the Russell library, Lee and Knutson bring us Iowa Dream, yet another bright star in Russell’s dazzling constellation. Blazing with trademark feeling, these nineteen songs are a staggering collection of Russell’s utterly distinct songwriting.

                                                                          And although Russell could be inscrutably single-minded, he was never totally solitary. Collaborating here is a stacked roster of downtown New York musicians, including Ernie Brooks, Rhys Chatham, Henry Flynt, Jon Gibson, Peter Gordon, Steven Hall, Jackson Mac Low, Larry Saltzman, and David Van Tieghem. Musician Peter Broderick makes a contemporary addition to this list: more than forty years after Russell recorded several nearly finished songs, Broderick worked diligently with Audika to complete them, and performed audio restoration and additional mixing.

                                                                          Shit And Shine

                                                                          Doing Drugs, Selling Drugs

                                                                            Fifteen years and forty releases into their career, Shit And Shine return to Riot Season with some trademark aural filth. As if you’d expect anything different. Right?. ‘Doing Drugs, Selling Drugs’ is the sound of a man going back to the harsh sound of the early Shit And Shine works, and mixing it up with his recent dirge rock outings with USA/Mexico. It’s nasty. Mastered by James Plotkin.

                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                            Coloured LP Info: Very limited green vinyl.

                                                                            Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                            Sueno Latino With Manuel Goettsching

                                                                            Sueno Latino Performing E2-E4

                                                                              A cult of house music reprinted on its thirty anniversary and distributed by WAS

                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                              12" Info: White vinyl 12"

                                                                              The Field

                                                                              From Here We Go Sublime

                                                                                If we would have to name one thing our fans have been consistently asking for, it’s a vinyl version of THE FIELD’s legendary first album FROM HERE WE GO SUBLIME: originally rolled out in 2007, this muchacclaimed full-length debut of what was to become one of the most celebrated projects in our artist fold saw a regular CD edition and an accompanying 12" sampler – but never a full vinyl release. Following our long sold out 2014 limited edition reissue for Record Store Day, we welcome FROM HERE WE GO SUBLIME back as a double LP in gatefold vinyl. Axel Willner aka THE FIELD joined the Kompakt family in 2005, bringing forward a new fusion of ambient and techno that fed on his adoration for Wolfgang Voigt’s classic 90’s projects Gas and M:I:5 as well as the shoegazer rock of Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine.

                                                                                Called a “techno pop landmark” by Pitchfork, FROM HERE WE GO SUBLIME almost immediately became a cult favourite, starting a trend that continues to this day – as can be seen with THE FIELD’s most recent full-length offering CUPID’S HEAD that has been lauded by critics and crowds alike. The most striking feat of FROM HERE WE GO SUBLIME must be its sonic cohesiveness, debuting a fullyformed artistic vision that – seven years and three albums later – hasn’t lost any of its luster. As a fixture in THE FIELD’s discography, it remains as important as ever, with Axel Willner installing a blueprint that inspired many but sounds like no one else… except himself. Giving you a feeling of warmth and familiarity on first listen that you can’t quite grasp, it’s like this sound has alway

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Pop Ambient 2020

                                                                                  20 years of Pop Ambient. Already? One didn’t notice. It’s an anniversary which comes quietly. An anniversary with quiet tones.In the spirit of the special restraint of pop-elegance, it has no reason to drawn attention to itself with a big „Tam-Tam“. Or better: „Bum-Bum“. The bass drum stays outside. Nevertheless, in fast-paced, overstimulated times of moving forward, it’s a joyful occasion to look back.What strikes most by putting or listening to 20 years of pop ambient in a row is the central theme that holds together the dense aesthetic concept like the pearls of a necklace.Floral beauty for digital naturalists. Music like flowers, that don’t wilt. Timeless. Ageless.

                                                                                  But with all of the conceptual unity and resolution, Pop Ambient would not be Kompakt without the break, the friction, the expansion of musical boundaries in between tradition and innovation, in between conspiracy and the openness of the discourse.Aestheticism, escapism, acting in the spirit of „nevertheless“. Swans drifting by, clouds pass over, everything is floating and: „Boredom is a stylistic device“ (Andy Warhol).

                                                                                  Pop Ambient Music is medicine against illnesses, that you don’t even suffer from. It’s giving everything, demanding nothing.Musical lotus leafs, off which the virtual wastewater of our time is rolling like the reality is dripping off the matrix.

                                                                                  In this sense, we’re happy about the pop-ambient anniversary greetings from new and old companions like Thore Pfeiffer, Max Würden, Yui Onodera, Jörg Burger, Thomas Fehlmann, Morgen Wurde, Leandro Fresco aswell as contributions from T.Raumschmiere, Andrew Thomas and, after a long break, from friends from early days like Joachim Spieth, Markus Guentner und Klimek. Breath in. Breath out. Thank you.

                                                                                  Wolfgang Voigt, September 2019.

                                                                                  Queens Of The Stone Age

                                                                                  Era Vulgaris - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                    2007's Era Vulgaris finds QOTSA touching on a variety of styles, incorporating electronic and acoustic textures alongside the band's trademark heavy rock crunch. The album includes such fan favorites as "Sick, Sick, Sick," "3's & 7's" and "Make It Wit Chu," with guest appearances by Julian Casablancas of The Strokes and frequent QOTSA collaborator Mark Lanegan.

                                                                                    The previous LP edition was on 3x 10” LPs, this LP edition marks the first-ever release of Era Vulgaris on 12" vinyl.

                                                                                    Queens Of The Stone Age

                                                                                    Lullabies To Paralyze - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                      Queens of the Stone Age's 2005 release Lullabies to Paralyze debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard album charts. Along with the hits "Little Sister" and "Burn the Witch," Lullabies to Paralyze features guest appearances by Jack Black, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Shirley Manson of Garbage and Jesse Hughes of the Eagles of Death Metal.

                                                                                      The new vinyl release of Lullabies to Paralyze features a gatefold jacket with the album's original album art in the U.S. for the first time, and includes the original three vinyl bonus tracks: "Infinity," "Like A Drug" and "Precious And Grace."

                                                                                      Queens Of The Stone Age

                                                                                      Rated R - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                        In 2000, Queens of the Stone Age achieved a creative and commercial breakthrough with their major-label debut Rated R, featuring the breakout tracks "The Lost Art of Keeping A Secret" and "Feel Good Hit of the Summer."

                                                                                        This new LP edition marks Rated R's first U.S. vinyl pressing, and is the first vinyl edition worldwide to feature the album's original blue artwork. This LP augments the original album with the international bonus track “Ode To Clarissa," as well as a unique 12"x24" insert.



                                                                                        Queens Of The Stone Age

                                                                                        Songs For The Deaf - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                          2002's Songs For The Deaf became QOTSA's first Gold album in the U.S. and their first platinum seller in Britain and Canada, spawning the hits "No One Knows," "Go with the Flow" and "First It Giveth." The musical cast includes guest drummer Dave Grohl, who put his own band Foo Fighters on temporary hold to record and tour with Queens of the Stone Age.

                                                                                          Songs For The Deaf's new vinyl edition is a two-LP set with a gatefold jacket and a 12"x12" insert, with the album's original red background and black graphics/text art making its first-ever LP appearance. 

                                                                                          Allen Stone

                                                                                          Building Balance

                                                                                            Soulful vanguard Allen Stone’s album ‘Building Balance’ is released via ATO Records, taking his soulstirring R&B and funk to the next artistic level. Allen continues to draw inspiration from 70s funk and soul with current flexes, sitting amid D’Angelo in its sultrier moments, Stevie Wonder at its most melodic and the production of Mark Ronson at its most modern. The album features the most personal, lushly produced and gorgeously performed songs of his career.

                                                                                            Recorded in a number of studios in Nashville with three producers: the acclaimed British artist Jamie Lidell, Grammy-winning producer Nasri and Jeremy Most (Emily King). The album is a textured amalgam of R&B and soul, a result of several personal cowriting sessions, collaborations with Emily King and Theo Katzman / Joey Dosik of Vulfpeck and lyrics by Allen.

                                                                                            Sentimental (‘Brown Eyed Lover’, ‘Consider Me’) and replete with nostalgic funk (‘Back To The Swing’, ‘Sweaters’), Allen’s third album shows an artist who has grown into his own and learned to balance and appreciate all parts of his life: the vices of the past and the gifts of the present, career and family, the brilliant highs and discouraging lows.

                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                            Coloured LP Info: LP pressed on clear vinyl with digital download code.

                                                                                            Anna Of The North

                                                                                            Dream Girl

                                                                                              Few modern artists could appear as at home working with Tyler, the Creator (Anna lent her vocals to two tracks on ‘Flower Boy’) and Rejjiie Snow as they are duetting with HONNE, playing with Anderson Paak or landing a viral remix by The Chainsmokers.

                                                                                              ‘Dream Girl’ introduces a broad palette of sounds, from the familiar cool Scandinavian pop of ‘Playing Games’ to the quirkier newer sounds of ‘Thank Me Later’ and ‘Dream Girl’.

                                                                                              A rare songwriter who strikes an emotional chord, regardless of continent, collaborator or genre.

                                                                                              Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker

                                                                                              Little Common Twist

                                                                                                Charles Rumback and Ryley Walker are both known for their creativity and curious spirits. Rumback is a drummer in high demand in Chicago’s free-jazz circles and a pillar of the second wave of improvisers in a scene first shaped by the legendary players like Sun Ra and other members of the AACM. Walker draws deeply on other distinctly American styles, bringing a strong sense of folk tradition to his playing that is as arresting as his freewheeling performance style. Together, Rumback and Walker find common ground in their kinetic, intuitive playing and yearning creative outlook. ‘Little Common Twist’, their sophomore release as a duo, finds both players at their most adventurous. It compiles instrumental pieces that convey a striking range of emotions, at once introspective and expansive, with a delicate interplay that delights as they move with ease across a spectrum of styles.

                                                                                                The recording has a pastoral quality that recalls Van Morrison’s classic album ‘Veedon Fleece’ and captures a remarkably dexterous performance by both Charles and Ryley that make this album so expansive and fresh.

                                                                                                ‘Little Common Twist’ was recorded over several sessions throughout 2017 and 2018 with producer John Hughes, capturing the duo playing in the moment with minimal overdubs. The guitar and drums duo eschewed each instrument’s traditional roles of rhythm and melody, experimenting with texture and rhythm. This album is the culmination of a creative partnership that has seen Rumback and Walker constantly challenging each other. In stretching the bounds of their interplay even further than before, the duo created their most evocative and expansive work to date, conjuring the afterglow of sun-scorched landscapes and ethereal after-hours ambiance.

                                                                                                Denis Sulta

                                                                                                Aye Spoake Te Sumwuhn & They Listenhd

                                                                                                  Denis Sulta has rapidly emerged as one of the most exciting new prospects from the ever-fertile Glasgow scene. His unique sound has been carefully crafted having earned his stripes and a large part of his musical education and knowledge through working at the internationally renowned Rubadub record store whilst holding down regular and ongoing sets at the world famous Sub Club and releasing records on influential labels Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Numbers and his own Sulta Selects.

                                                                                                  A recent Mixmag cover-star, with support from the likes of Ben UFO, Four Tet, Bicep and Peggy Gou, he has recently joined BBC Radio 1’s Residency show alongside Jayda G, HAAi, Charlotte de Witte and Saoirse. His revered Sulta Selects shows have taken place across the globe.

                                                                                                  Now residing back in his hometown of Glasgow, after a long stint in Berlin, the prodigal producer has aligned with Ninja Tune for the new ‘Aye Spoake Te Sumwuhn & They Listenhd’, offering some of his rawest and deeply personal music to date. Inspired by the people and places who have guided and nurtured him on the path to where he is now.

                                                                                                  Jamael Dean

                                                                                                  Black Space Tapes

                                                                                                    20-year-old jazz prodigy Jamael Dean’s debut on Stones Throw Records.

                                                                                                    ‘Black Space Tapes’ is co-produced, compiled and sequenced by Carlos Niño, internationally celebrated producer, composer, arranger and DJ.

                                                                                                    At age 15, Jamael played with Kamasi Washington on his 2018 album ‘Heaven And Earth’ and toured as part of Thundercat’s trio.

                                                                                                    Jamael’s music reflects the dual influence of his contemporaries in the Los Angeles scene and that of jazz ancestors including Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and soul jazz drummer Donald Dean - who is also his grandfather.

                                                                                                    Josienne Clarke

                                                                                                    In All Weather

                                                                                                      ‘In All Weather’ is a new collection of songs in which Josienne Clarke goes it alone; musically, as this is her first solo record and in her own life, laid bare and played out in the leave-it-all-behind-andstart- anew nature of the lyrics. The songs were written in on the Isle of Bute in 2018, where Josienne relocated for a year, overlooked by a snowy Ben Nevis.

                                                                                                      Josienne accompanies herself on pared-back acoustic and electric guitar throughout. She’s joined on the record by experimental piano prodigy Elliott Galvin, innovative jazz drummer Dave Hamblett, celebrated Scottish harpist Mary Ann Kennedy and guitarist/bassist Sonny Johns, who co-produced the record with Josienne.

                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                      Coloured LP Info: LP pressed on clear vinyl.

                                                                                                      Lapalux

                                                                                                      Amnioverse

                                                                                                        British producer of exalted electronics Lapalux (aka Stuart Howard) returns to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label for his fourth album. The title ‘Amnioverse’ is “a sort of portmanteau of the amniotic sac and the universe that revolves around notions of fluidity: that birth, life, death, and rebirth is a never ending continuum.” He channels these ethereal ideas through a new and ever-expanding modular synth set-up, effortless spanning tempos and balancing space and texture, injecting human emotion and layering recordings of weather, wind, rain and fire, to invoke an elemental, celestial feel.


                                                                                                        For fans of Actress, Burial, Andy Stott, Oneohtrix Point Never.

                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                        Coloured LP Info: Double LP pressed on white and pink splatter vinyl and housed in an 8mm spined gatefold sleeve with silver foil detail. Includes 28 page large format booklet - 30 x 30cm - with spot gloss detail on front cover and digital download code.

                                                                                                        Lucy Dacus

                                                                                                        2019

                                                                                                          Recorded in here-and-there studio spurts over the last two years, ‘2019’ is made up of originals and cover songs tied to specific holidays, each of which has dropped/will drop around their respective date: Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day (and Taurus season!), Independence Day, Springsteen’s Birthday (not an official holiday, though Chris Christie often took that day off, aaparently), Halloween, Christmas and New Year.

                                                                                                          Lucy Dacus uses her gift as a songwriter to help understand and cope with the world around her, including making sense of national holidays, often more geared towards social media boasts and manufactured consumerism than authentic celebration. “What is going on,” she asks herself on these days, retreating from the heightened expectations of holidays to figure out what to make of them and to find her own meaning. “I’ve collected some songs from trying to answer that question,” she says, and “this EP seems like the right place to put them next to each other. These songs are self-contained, not indicative of a new direction, just a willingness to do something different and sometimes even out of character.”

                                                                                                          Lucy Dacus is done thinking small. Two years after her 2016 debut, No Burden, won her unanimous acclaim as one of rock's most promising new voices, Dacus returns on March 2 with Historian, a remarkably assured 10-track statement of intent. "This is the album I needed to make," says Dacus, who views Historian as her definitive statement as a songwriter and musician. "Everything after this is a bonus."

                                                                                                          Dacus and her band recorded the album in Nashville last March, re-teaming with No Burden producer Collin Pastore, and mixed it a few months later with A-list studio wizard John Congleton. The sound they created, with substantial input from multi-instrumentalist and live guitarist Jacob Blizard, is far richer and fuller than the debut — an outward flowering of dynamic, living, breathing rock and roll. Dacus' remarkable sense of melody and composition are the driving force throughout, giving Historian the immersive feel of an album made by an artist in full command of her powers.

                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                          Millie says: Dacus' light Americana leanings of the superb No Burden are sidelined slightly for her grander, more expansive new outing, Historian. Though her smouldering guitar work and unmistakable voice are ever present, they are skillfully woven into an intricate and all-encompassing web of orchestration, grandeur and beauty. This is a stunner, and every bit the successful follow-up.

                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                          Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive clear vinyl.

                                                                                                          Soundwalk Collective With Patti Smith

                                                                                                          Mummer Love

                                                                                                            A sonic cross-continental experience, ‘Mummer Love’ is the second album in the ‘Perfect Vision’ triptych collaboration between Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith.

                                                                                                            For this body of work, Soundwalk Collective journeyed to Africa to explore the intricacies of Arthur Rimbaud’s most obscure period. After leaving France and what he deemed the ‘Western stagnation’, Rimbaud found himself in Harar, Ethiopia - an epicentre of Sufism in Africa. Sufi practise focuses on the renunciation of worldly things, the purification of the soul and the mystical contemplation of God’s nature. A strand within the wider Islam religion, it focuses on spirituality, meditation and chanting sessions.

                                                                                                            As with the other albums in the triptych, the Collective searched for hidden, earthy sounds that hold memories and embed existence. For ‘Mummer Love’ they also found themselves recording under the tree where Rimbaud photographed the shrine of Sheik Abadir Umar ar- Rida al Harari, the founder of the holy city Harar. “As the rain fell, I wondered if I was hearing the drops hitting the leaves the same way Rimbaud did 140 years ago,” Stephan Crasneanscki from Soundwalk Collective says. These sounds and Sufi chants are juxtaposed with Patti Smith’s poems, like the title track ‘Mummer Love’. Written to Rimbaud, Smith’s words are rooted in multiple aspects of the self: from the passion of a lover to the care of a mother and everything in between.

                                                                                                            Further contributions to the album come from Mulatu Astatke (widely considered the father of Ethio-jazz) and Phillip Glass, who has long felt a connection to Sufi music, coming together and evoking a call and response between piano and vocals of the Sufi masters. It is simultaneously the first time Glass collaborates with Smith and so Harar becomes an extraordinary meeting place for all to celebrate the beauty of Rimbaud’s work.

                                                                                                            ‘Mummer Love’ is released around the anniversary of the death of Arthur Rimbaud (10th November 1891).

                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                            Coloured LP Info: Double LP pressed on 140g white vinyl with digital download code.

                                                                                                            Xylouris White

                                                                                                            The Sisypheans

                                                                                                              “C’est ce que je fais qui m’apprend ce que je cherche. (It’s what I do that teaches me what I’m looking for.)” - Pierre Soulages

                                                                                                              Jim White and George Xylouris have been friends since Jim’s early days in Dirty Three. Their musical connection goes back to then and led them to start Xylouris White in 2013. Since then, they have released three albums and been touring the world. ‘The Sisypheans’ is their fourth release.

                                                                                                              Jim on ‘The Sisypheans’: “As George Xylouris and I traveled around these last five years, we found ourselves talking about Sisyphus. George had a theory about Sisyphus, condemned to climb that hill with that rock forever. George saw him carrying the rock in different ways, in his left hand, behind his back, pushing it with his head while crawling and noticing each journey the seasons changing, the grass and the insects. The meaning was clear and for George it fit with playing the popular Cretan song ‘Proto Hanoti’ many turns each day for his life and discovering it new each time... I found it fit in with a long held set of thoughts I’d had, that if one concentrated activity and thought enough on one thing it would expand and be a whole world. It sounded like the same idea and also with the idea of first principles, for it to be new each time: that is our job as musicians. We would talk about this as we traveled playing music. One day a waitress heard us talking, and she asked if we knew the Camus essay about Sisyphus. We didn’t, but I got it in English and then we found it in Greek and it fit too. When we were playing in Louisville and working on Black Peak, we stayed at a house and saw the artwork you see on the cover, by Elsa Hansen Oldham... We’d finished the circular trilogy of Goats, Black Peak, and Mother and we found ourselves making -. What we do leads us to who we are, the Sisypheans.”

                                                                                                              Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow

                                                                                                              Luce: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                                                                                                Invada Records and Lakeshore Records co-release ‘Luce: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’, featuring original score by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow (‘Annihilation’).

                                                                                                                ‘Luce’ stars Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth and Kelvin Harrison, Jr. Stacked with amazing performances and adapted from JC Lee’s acclaimed play, director Julius Onah has created an intense, multi-layered and deeply entertaining look at identity in today’s America.

                                                                                                                Certain to be one of the most talked-about films of the year, ‘Luce’ is a smart psychological thriller that will leave audiences breathless.

                                                                                                                Says Ben Salisbury: “The script for ‘Luce’ had such an impact on us, that we not only jumped at the chance to be involved, but also immediately came up with a theme for Luce himself. This was one of those rare occasions where our very first response, informed by Julius Onah’s incredibly strong vision, ended up being the catalyst for the whole score.

                                                                                                                “The music is predominately performed on church organ, which seemed the ideal instrument to provide the sort of ‘cold emotion’ that was often required, and could also be used to build tension and contribute to the general sense of unease.

                                                                                                                “It was a real privilege to be involved in a film where the drama is so nuanced, and the character allegiances and emotions are constantly shifting. When a film purposefully asks difficult questions, and doesn’t attempt to provide easy answers, you are obliged as composers, to leave the musical ‘sledgehammer’ alone. This is often a very good thing!”

                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                LP Info: Pressed on 180g vinyl in a spined sleeve with digital
                                                                                                                download code.

                                                                                                                Cornelius

                                                                                                                Point

                                                                                                                  Cornelius "Point" was a definitive moment in 90s indie as it almost single handedly evolved the genre beyond American "college rock" to something global, MTV playable pop. Originally released on Matador, Cornelius "Point" has gone on to sell hundreds of thousands of records and create too many to count devotees from Beck to The Strokes to Phoenix and beyond.

                                                                                                                  Originally released in 2002 on Matador Records, now for the first time ever receiving a deluxe reissue with 3 never before heard remixes by Kings of Convenience, Herbert, and Yann Tornita. Available on standard black vinyl and also in limited edition blue vinyl. Cornelius will be touring Fall, 2019, in support of his "Point" reissue.

                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                  2xColoured LP Info: This deluxe blue vinyl reissue comes with 3 additional remixes, custom Cornelius slipmat and lenticular cover. It is limited and once gone, most likely never to be reissued again.

                                                                                                                  Samantha Whates

                                                                                                                  Waiting Rooms

                                                                                                                    Waiting Rooms is the sophomore album from Samantha Whates. A follow-up to 2011`s self-released, Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days. Produced in parallel to Whates` partnership with Josienne Clarke as PicaPica - who are signed to Rough Trade. Waiting Rooms finds the singer / songwriter working with Wonderfulsound. Extending a relationship that began with her contributions to the London imprint`s Monks Road Social project.

                                                                                                                    Most songs are conceived while we are in transit. At the beginning, or end, of a journey to somewhere, with someone. Anticipating, dreading, dreaming of, hoping, waiting for change. Whates` ambitious aim was to record in the surroundings where such thoughts take root. Live, on location, no overdubs. Traveling to the waiting rooms of a Victorian ferry terminal, Great Ormond`s Street Hospital, disused prison cells - haunted by the buzz of their former occupants - and train stations - both operational, or Grade 2-listed and closed to the public. The sessions involving a collective of seventeen friends - on acoustic and electric guitar, cello, clarinet, double bass, harmonica, lute, percussion, piano - prepared or otherwise - shruti, and viola. With recordings confined, due to spacial and locational logistics, to arrangements of between two and five players. It wasn’t possible to get a piano on that boat to the Isle Of Bute, or down into Loughton Tube after midnight.

                                                                                                                    Whates` songs on Waiting Rooms concern themselves with folk. Everyday stories, here performed in everyday places. Old Coat is a winter of romance-gone-wrong remembered. The protagonist of Sometimes Something seems overwhelmed by the aches of love, and life. Dark Waters finds them trying to come to terms with self, and self-loathing, and the salvation that can come from the heart of another. Sailors is a metaphor for all those in fragile but determined vessels afloat on the seas of chance. Guilty is bruised by spiteful slights. The Rehearsal, a blues harp skiffle shuffle dedicated to mistakes, apologies, and the need to start over. Daylight Savings, appropriately autumnal. I Love My Life both opens and closes the album. The first take, a defiant statement. The second, a slow, sad but hopeful waltz. Whates` voice is magical throughout. Flights of angelic improvisation, with a touch of Joni (Mitchell) in the high notes. Committing to tape unique recordings, that more than anything set down in a studio, capture a moment in time. Pieces full of memories. Not just those penned in the lyrics, but also of the space, the architecture, the high-ceilinged reverb, the strip-lighting hum. The performance. Passing trains. The journey there and back.

                                                                                                                    After a slightly dubious reissue a couple of years back, Numero treat Rupa Biswas' viral sensation "Disco Jazz" with their usual precision, care and respect, giving each of us the opportunity to own this masterpiece in lush HQ.
                                                                                                                    Engineered at Calgary's Living Room in 1982, "Disco Jazz" was the only release Rupa put out, working with a crack team of Canadian disco muscle and Indian studio talent to create the perfect fusion dish. East meets West, guitar meets sarod, soul meets funk and psych meets disco as Rupa and her crew groove their way through four far out moments of dance floor brilliance. Opener "Moja Bhari Moja" locks us into a frankly irresistible bassline, before the wild guitar riffs, spectral synth lines and trippy sitar create a kaleidoscopic visionquest for our collective third eye. Rupa's echo drenched vocals arrive right on time to seal the deal and steal the show, securing the much coveted 'cosmic disco killer' title all records should aspire to. "East West Shuffle" does exactly what it says on the tin, fusing transcontinental tonalities into a smooth jazz funk simmer before "Aaj Shanibar" closes out the A-side with the kind of cinematic sunset disco all the Balearic heads go wild for. If it weren't for the expert tabla and psychedelic sitar, you'd be forgiven for thinking this was one of those flamenco disco bombs you'd hear in a peak time Mison set. Stretching itself suavely over the whole of the B-side, "Ayee Morshume" is the kind of cosmic disco journey only the most experienced trippers should attempt - a heads down, hands aloft groove-voyage through endless solos and enchanting vocals. Chances of finding an original copy are way beyond slim, and on the rare occasion they turn up on the second hand market you're looking at the top end of three figures. It's a special record, and you're never gonna get a better chance to bag a copy - don't sleep!

                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                    Patrick says: Numero rock our world with a much needed reissue of THE Indian disco holy grail, Rupa's magnificent "Disco Jazz". An East meets West affair, the LP combines Rupa's echoing vocals with slick disco grooves, spacey synths and all kinds of strung out psychedelia resulting in a cosmic bomb for the most enlightened of listeners. It's a must have!

                                                                                                                    Michael Gordon / Jonny Greenwood

                                                                                                                    Industry Water

                                                                                                                      Industry by Michael Gordon (1992)

                                                                                                                      Cello: Oliver Coates
                                                                                                                      Distortion: Jonny Greenwood

                                                                                                                      Water by Jonny Greenwood (2018)

                                                                                                                      Piano: Katherine Tinker
                                                                                                                      Violin: Daniel Pioro
                                                                                                                      Cellos: Clare O’Connell, Christopher Graves
                                                                                                                      Double Bass: Dave Brown
                                                                                                                      Tanpuras: Nicolas Magriel, Jonny Greenwood

                                                                                                                      Recorded at RAK Studios, London and St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford. Produced by Jonny Greenwood Engineered by Graeme Stewart Technical support from Peter Clements Mastered by Dan Baldwin at Metropolis, London.

                                                                                                                      Black, 180-gram vinyl LP in a rigid, tip on sleeve, including an 8 page printed booklet, featuring the full score of Industry and original notes on the piece by composer Michael Gordon.

                                                                                                                      A download card for Volume 2 is also included in the package.

                                                                                                                      Phuture

                                                                                                                      35-003 Acid Track Remixes

                                                                                                                        DJ Pierre’s carefully curated series of Acid Track Remixes continues with another stellar line up of legends old and new, including K’ Alexi Shelby, Posthuman, Lauren Flax, Acidulant and 30303.

                                                                                                                        Kicking things off is Chicago legend K’ Alexi Shelby who has been an innovator in house music for decades. His remix is a punchy one with wild acid lines and gritty, chattering claps layered up into a dense and driving techno cut. Next up are UK acid experts Posthuman who have long been finding new life in 303 forms. They do that again here with a wild and manic effort built on seriously weighty kicks, with cowbells and acid squiggles pumping the party.

                                                                                                                        Lauren Flax is a Detroit native who has long been on Pierre’s radar. Her remix is eight excellent minutes of percussive madness, with vocal stabs and jacked up drums bringing the rawness.

                                                                                                                        Acidulant is a self-confessed acid freak from Malta whose whistle laced remix is full of splashing pads & tight toms. Last of all, the mysterious 30303 teases with a real sense of suspense running through his cantering, stripped back and zoned out remix.

                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                        12" Info: Yellow vinyl.

                                                                                                                        Jamiroquai

                                                                                                                        Cosmic Girl (Dimitri From Paris Remixes)

                                                                                                                          French Disco maestro Dimitri From Paris' Le Edits imprint is back to bring you only the finest, most beautifully executed and lovingly reworked classics from the four corners of the discotheque dance-floor. Following on from the previous highly sought after and collectible releases on the label, Dimitri is back once more and he's proving that the age old adage that 'quality over quantity' is what really counts! For this release, of course, he is back using only the finest materials available, sourced from multiple countries across the globe, as well as having access to the original master tapes, top shelf engineering and mastering.

                                                                                                                          London's very own Jazz-Funk superstars Jamiroquai land themselves under Dim's gaze this time around with 2 brand new and absolutely stellar reworkings of their top 10 1996 hit 'Cosmic Girl', bringing us a beautiful extended Disco mix backed with a sumptuous dub version. A truly incredible record in it's own right, Dimitri has excelled in pushing 'Cosmic Girl' into the stratosphere even further with these beautifully executed Disco versions. As always, unfettered access to the master tapes, and with a deep deep understanding and reverence for the source material, these mixes are something totally fresh and exciting. Perhaps not the most obvious choice for a remix or an edit, Jamiroquai made no qualms about their allegiance to the Funk, the Soul, the Disco and the Jazz in their lives, which in turn naturally fed into their musical output. Upon listening to the groups output one can certainly hear the spirits of the Mizzell Brothers, of Gil Scott-Heron, Chic, Donald Byrd and many others, all filtered via Jay Kay and his group's unique approach. This is something Dimitri understands very well and it shines through in these wondrous reworks. Yet another stunning benchmark in a career spanning almost 3 decades, these latest offerings from the DFP lab rightfully place Dimitri up there with the best of the best - we're sure you'd all agree that Le Edits still brings a little chic to the music effortlessly!

                                                                                                                          Simply put, only the finest Disco reworks are released on Le Edits. Special versions of classics and rarer than rare tracks, all lovingly re-touched and mixed from the reels and master tapes each time, fully sanctioned and created in conjunction with the artists, rights holders and Above Board Distribution. 100% official and essential. This is no 'under the counter' operation, Le Edit is here to bring back some quality and class to the re-edit game by doing things, once and for all, properly and respectfully. No re-press guaranteed. Utilising the highest end tip-on heavy duty sleeves, and outer protective sleeves, pressed onto 100% virgin vinyl. These new mixes have been legitimately commissioned and will not be available digitally. This product cost 4 times as much to produce than your average Disco edit 12’’ because Le Edits believe in quality first and foremost. You really haven't heard these tracks like this before! A truly collectible and desirable item indeed.

                                                                                                                          Hifi Sean & Crystal Waters

                                                                                                                          Heavy

                                                                                                                            What do you do when times are tough and things pretty shit ? You sing the blues.

                                                                                                                            Hifi Sean & Crystal Waters follow up their classic #1 U.S Billboard track ‘Testify’ with a statement to the moment we are living in.

                                                                                                                            “I turn on the evening news what the hell are they doing ? The whole worlds in ruins fuck me”

                                                                                                                            DoctorSoul

                                                                                                                            Too Slow To Disco Edits 04

                                                                                                                              DoctorSoul is one of the hottest Parisian Disco & Soul producers, who releases his A.O. tunes on Yam Who?’s überhip Disco Label MIDNIGHT RIOT RECORDS from London. He’s regularly featured in the Disco Charts and recently hit No.1 in the Traxsource charts with “Secret Friend”.
                                                                                                                              With his own unique production style, he balances dub and pop while always respecting the original. A difficult balance to strike, which he masters with finesse.

                                                                                                                              Born and raised in West Africa, DoctorSoul has collaborated with many artists from diverse genres (Funk/ Disco/ Boogie/ Rock/ Rap and even Jazz) in bringing production Remixes for the likes of legendary Brazilian pianist virtuoso TANIA MARIA, singer JEFF CASCARO, Soul/ Westcoast band MANDOO and Disco/Funk veterans INTERVIEW (among others...).

                                                                                                                              Dj Supermarkt’s sets have been full of DoctorSoul's productions for years now, but it was when he heard DoctorSoul’s amazing, totally unique production work for “Saturday Morning”, that he immediately called and asked him to save that track for a new TSTD EDITS 10 Inch.

                                                                                                                              His tracks are spun all around the globe by renowned DJ colleagues such as Lenny Fontana, DJ Supermarkt, Ashley Beedle, Ursula 1000, Yam Who? Jaegerossa, Mannix Kling, JM Soul, Disco Daze, ChuggingEdits, Limpodisco, Ruff Diamond, The Cool Million a.m.m.

                                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                              Ltd 10" Info: Mint green limited 10"

                                                                                                                              Babe Rainbow

                                                                                                                              Today

                                                                                                                                The sunny neo-psych Australians, Babe Rainbow, are back with a new album titled ‘Today’, which is release on Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records.

                                                                                                                                Bad Religion

                                                                                                                                The Process Of Belief

                                                                                                                                  As described in 2002: The music has the furious beat and driving buzz saw guitars of classic punk rock, but when a vocal chorus cuts in, it is surprisingly harmonious and emotionally evocative, reminiscent of The Beatles or The Everly Brothers.

                                                                                                                                  This is a sonic contradiction that works to stunning effect. It is also a sound that has come to define one of the world’s most original rock bands, Bad Religion.

                                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                  Coloured LP Info: Black & white vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

                                                                                                                                  Delta 5

                                                                                                                                  Singles And Sessions 1979-81

                                                                                                                                    Part of the Leeds UK art/music scene in the late 70s that launched the Gang Of Four and the Mekons, Delta 5 were signed to Rough Trade after only a few months in existence, and released their first single recording in 1979. No less an authority than legendary BBC Radio DJ John Peel received an advance copy of the single and played it twice that same night. He then requested that the band do a session for him and the band was officially on its way. Relentless gigging with the Gang Of Four, Echo And The Bunnymen, B52s, Specials, Teardrop Explodes, and U2 put the band on the map worldwide. They continued touring and recording until various members departed in late 1981, when they recorded one last single and then broke up for good in 1982.

                                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                    Coloured LP Info: Black and white splatter on clear vinyl.

                                                                                                                                    Josh Rouse

                                                                                                                                    The Holiday Sounds Of Josh Rouse

                                                                                                                                      Josh Rouse has recorded an album of original holiday songs, which all feel like a classic 60s jazz-influenced holiday album (think Vince Guaraldi, A Charlie Brown Christmas).

                                                                                                                                      The First Edition release, includes a bonus disk featuring 3 Christmas classics performed acoustically + 3 demo versions of songs from the album.

                                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                                      Spiritual Jazz 10: Prestige

                                                                                                                                      'Esoteric, modal and deep jazz from Prestige Records, 1961-73'
                                                                                                                                      The tenth edition of our Spiritual Jazz series takes a closer look at the music Prestige was recording at the start of the 1960s. This was the period when the modal jazz sound pioneered by Miles and Coltrane was starting to percolate through the jazz underground.

                                                                                                                                      In its heyday, Prestige was the only jazz label that could hold a candle to Blue Note. Prestige was always quick off the mark to record new artists, and in the years after Kind of Blue the label was quick to release some of the most innovative early explorers of the new style.

                                                                                                                                      Founded as New Jazz in 1949 by 20-year old jazz fan and entrepreneur Bob Weinstock, Prestige was the only other imprint besides Blue Note to capture the iconic jazz sounds of the 1950s, and like its rival it grew to be an icon itself.

                                                                                                                                      If Blue Note documented the sound of hard bop in its most carefully crafted and beautifully presented form, the low-key, jam-session approach that Weinstock preferred meant that the music captured by Prestige has a tough, unfiltered energy that was a lot closer to way it was being played live, night after night, by New York's most prominent jazz musicians.

                                                                                                                                      Featuring Afro-Eastern visions from Yusef Lateef and Ahmed Abdul-Malik, deep modal excursions from Mal Waldron and Walt Dickerson, and essential spiritual jazz grooves from Gary Bartz and Idris Muhammed, Spiritual Jazz vol. 10 documents the sound of modal jazz in full flight, unabashed and authentic from the pioneers!

                                                                                                                                      Matthew Halsall (born September 11, 1983, in Manchester, England) is a Worldwide Award winning and MOBO nominated trumpeter, composer, producer and DJ. Since 2008, Matthew has released seven critically acclaimed studio recordings and has been a key figure in the rise of a new jazz sound in the UK. In addition to his own releases Halsall has collaborated with many DJs and producers, most notably DJ Shadow and Mr. Scruff, and in 2013 Matthew's music was selected by Bonobo for his Late Night Tales compilation. Halsall is also the founder of Gondwana Records, a genre bending independent record label featuring a wealth defining albums by the likes of Portico Quartet, GoGo Penguin, Hania Rani and Mammal Hands. His own rich music draws on the spiritual-jazz of Alice Coltrane and Phaorah Sanders, contemporary electronica and dance music alongside his travels in Japan, the traditional art and music of which, has left a lasting impression on his compositions.


                                                                                                                                      Sending My Love (2008) and Colour Yes (2009) were his first releases and document Halsall's first great bands featuring the likes of flautist Chip Wickham, saxophonist Nat Birchall, harpist Rachael Gladwin, bassist Gavin Barras and drummer Gaz Hughes. Joyful, life-enhancing albums, drawing on UK jazz and spiritual jazz influences but with a decidedly modern bounce, they introduced Halsall's music to the world gathering support from the likes of Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum, Mojo, Straight No Chaser and beyond. But Halsall was never completely happy with how the records were presented and as part of Gondwana Records 10th anniversary decided to revisit the recordings, meticulously remixing and remastering them for vinyl and commissioning new artwork from Ian Anderson, one of his favourite designers. These then are the definitive editions of the records. Sending My Love comes complete with the beautiful bonus track This Time, while Colour Yes features the equally striking It's What We Do and Ai.


                                                                                                                                      "I am very proud of these early recordings. They represent the starting point of my musical journey in Manchester and showcase some of the cities finest musicians such as: Nat Birchall, Chip Wickham, Rachael Gladwin, Adam Fairhall, Gavin Barras and Gaz Hughes. They are also the very first recordings my brother and I decided to release on our record label (Gondwana Records). Listening back they sound full of energy and joy and really reflect how I was feeling at that precise moment. But as much as I loved the music, I was never 100 percent happy with the sound of the mixes and mastering. So I decided to go back to the original tapes to remix and remaster them and present them the way I'd always wanted, and along the way we unearthed a couple extra unreleased tracks, which we decided to include as bonus material. Myself and my brother also decided to bring in Ian Anderson of The Designers Republic to re-imagine the artwork and we are super blown away by the results!" Matthew Halsall, Oct 2019



                                                                                                                                      Matthew Halsall (born September 11, 1983, in Manchester, England) is a Worldwide Award winning and MOBO nominated trumpeter, composer, producer and DJ. Since 2008, Matthew has released seven critically acclaimed studio recordings and has been a key figure in the rise of a new jazz sound in the UK. In addition to his own releases Halsall has collaborated with many DJs and producers, most notably DJ Shadow and Mr. Scruff, and in 2013 Matthew's music was selected by Bonobo for his Late Night Tales compilation. Halsall is also the founder of Gondwana Records, a genre bending independent record label featuring a wealth defining albums by the likes of Portico Quartet, GoGo Penguin, Hania Rani and Mammal Hands. His own rich music draws on the spiritual-jazz of Alice Coltrane and Phaorah Sanders, contemporary electronica and dance music alongside his travels in Japan, the traditional art and music of which, has left a lasting impression on his compositions.


                                                                                                                                      Sending My Love (2008) and Colour Yes (2009) were his first releases and document Halsall's first great bands featuring the likes of flautist Chip Wickham, saxophonist Nat Birchall, harpist Rachael Gladwin, bassist Gavin Barras and drummer Gaz Hughes. Joyful, life-enhancing albums, drawing on UK jazz and spiritual jazz influences but with a decidedly modern bounce, they introduced Halsall's music to the world gathering support from the likes of Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum, Mojo, Straight No Chaser and beyond. But Halsall was never completely happy with how the records were presented and as part of Gondwana Records 10th anniversary decided to revisit the recordings, meticulously remixing and remastering them for vinyl and commissioning new artwork from Ian Anderson, one of his favourite designers. These then are the definitive editions of the records. Sending My Love comes complete with the beautiful bonus track This Time, while Colour Yes features the equally striking It's What We Do and Ai.


                                                                                                                                      "I am very proud of these early recordings. They represent the starting point of my musical journey in Manchester and showcase some of the cities finest musicians such as: Nat Birchall, Chip Wickham, Rachael Gladwin, Adam Fairhall, Gavin Barras and Gaz Hughes. They are also the very first recordings my brother and I decided to release on our record label (Gondwana Records). Listening back they sound full of energy and joy and really reflect how I was feeling at that precise moment. But as much as I loved the music, I was never 100 percent happy with the sound of the mixes and mastering. So I decided to go back to the original tapes to remix and remaster them and present them the way I'd always wanted, and along the way we unearthed a couple extra unreleased tracks, which we decided to include as bonus material. Myself and my brother also decided to bring in Ian Anderson of The Designers Republic to re-imagine the artwork and we are super blown away by the results!" Matthew Halsall, Oct 2019

                                                                                                                                      Banoffee Pies Records release their 10th edition to the Original Series with "Move Tools". One of many channels within the BPR umbrella which dedicates itself more closely to left field dance floor cuts, this time in the form of a solo EP from production master Interplanetary Criminal. The 4 track collection hosts three UKG delights which are bound to disrupt dancefloors all over with their weighty UK feel and extreme sub workouts. The other tracks come as a tried and tested DJ Tool "Move" on the A2 which comedically slips between a joyous disco sample and a bruising 4x4 laser beat. In nostalgic form the B side closes with a dusty and euphoric, late night garage cut full of emotion. BP x

                                                                                                                                      Back to the Limited Series for the 8th edition. Banoffee Pies Records welcome another collection of talent with this 4 track drum exploration on BPLS008.

                                                                                                                                      Jad & The joins the label on the A1 with a slow mo meditation full of warm pads and a string of broken beats on "X-Treme Drum". The A2 comes from Lehults head chef, Lucky Charmz, with a 150bpm drum and bass inspired electro cut. Rolling low subs with a UK feel. Something different.

                                                                                                                                      The B side invites Sid Quirk, who recently featured on BP009 under other alias Keppel, this time with his 88bpm haunting original vocals, packed between dark percussions and twisted soundscapes on "B_F L_R", on the Hessle feel. Closing up the release, the B2 welcomes back Filip Szostak to the fold, this time bringing a drum heavy breakbeat DJ Tool that closes proceedings with energy and a suited transition for shifting moods on the dance floor. Music and Love. BP x



                                                                                                                                      Jai Ho

                                                                                                                                      Short Story From Tabla, Drums & Trumpet / Oye Maia

                                                                                                                                      Any jazz lover will tell you that one of the main considerations in their appreciation of jazz is spontaneity, and the freedom it gives to improvise. In jazz, freedom is everything.

                                                                                                                                      Here we have a record that was recorded simply because some musicians met in the studio one day in 1996. They were not under instruction, they had no plans. What they had was the presence of mind to make music with one another, free to collaborate and spontaneously create new sounds. Drummer Harbans Srih tells us about 'Short story from Tabla, Drums & Trumpet':

                                                                                                                                      "We were tracking some funky jazz with a full band. All left at the end except for Pandit and myself. As there was a bit of time left I said to Pandit to have some fun tracking tabla and drums. Engineer pressed the record button and off we went without any prior rehearsal. This take is the result. Colin had turned up, took one listen and said he'd like to play trumpet on it. Again without any particular discussion he went in and recorded this take, resulting in this fusion of Indo-Jazz."

                                                                                                                                      And then in 2003, 'Oye Maia' came about:

                                                                                                                                      "We met at the recording studio one afternoon. I had an idea of recording an Indian themed track and had brought along a kalimba. I showed it to Shanti who started to play it. It was suggested that he recorded a 2 bar loop while Pandit and I performed alongside. Shanti then improvised on trumpet utilising Indian phrasing. The track was named after his daughter Maia, and translated it means 'Listen Maia'."

                                                                                                                                      WOW…. Dynamite cuts gives you for the first time on 7” two Jazzfunk soul gems from the mega rare hard to find LP by Starcrost1975 Fable records.

                                                                                                                                      This has appeared with little or no pre-hype, so we're not quite sure of the story behind it. What we can tell you is that it offers up two rare versions of the ultimate golden era hip-hop party record, House Of Pain's 1992 anthem "Jump Around". On the A-side you'll find the "Multi Track Original Rap Version", which appears to be the first recorded version, featuring the band's now familiar lyrics over DJ Muggs' killer beat (which, according to lore, he original offered to both Cyprus Hill and Ice Cube first). His superb "Original Multi-Track Instrumental", which has never before seen the light of day, takes price of place on side B.

                                                                                                                                      Back again with a pair of edits in the lower BPM spectrum, Jim Sharp takes us on a regional tour of the South. Side A, breaks down then reassembles an early West Coast gangsta hit, Dopeman. Us-ing the OG drums and extending the breaks, this will rock dance floors and bass bins alike. The B side, takes us to the Dirty South with 808 kicks, sprinkler Hi-Hats and sweet Soul music. I Chose You Could be dropped at a bounce party or a wedding. Willie Hutch sounds like an International Player with the revamped construction and drums. 

                                                                                                                                      Summer Jamz

                                                                                                                                      Summerjamz Vol. 2 - Poppa In The Sheets

                                                                                                                                      A little late for the summer season, no doubt, but trying to preserve that summer heat with two backyard BBQ classics. On one side, is a well edited and mixed version of the Isley’s Between The Sheets and Biggie’s Big Poppa. Flowing back and forth between the versions, this is dance floor gold. The flip is a original sample flip of Janet’s Funny How Time Flies and Camp Lo’s sampled LP title track Coolie High. A smoothed out gem. 

                                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                                      Dusty Donuts 17

                                                                                                                                      To the Wesssstside! Side A is treated with heavy synth play by Doc Flex infused with a funky guitar lick to get everybody Lifted in the club from the Gin & Juice. It’s enough for George to change his surname to McDre. On the flip, Evelyn let’s us know the The Show Is Over and also How We Do It on a smooth soulful stroll down Crenshaw Blvd. Two G-Funk tracks that are cold as Ice Cubes. 

                                                                                                                                      Aww yes, ain’t that fresh! Dusty Donuts coming correct with another batch of dope edits that will no doubt be rocking dance floors and accelerating the art of moving butts if you know what we mean. The A side, “Just A Touch Of Faith (Naughty NMX x Marc Hype) gives you the best of that Bob James/ De La/ Slave edits for your ear hole by revisiting Slave’s Just A Touch Of Love and applying the same breakbeat leverage that De La Soul gave to their Slave sample on Keepin’ The Faith. On the flip, NMX, this time in the company of Doc Flex, applies the same process to RAMPs’s Daylight, famously sampled by ATCQ on Bonita Applebum thus continuing their services to DJs everywhere with a perfect set opener 

                                                                                                                                      Kojaque and Luka Palm have dropped their new collaborative project, ‘Green Diesel’. Additionally, Kojaque has been confirmed to tour with slowthai across Europe in October.

                                                                                                                                      Describing how the pair’s ‘Green Diesel’ project came about, Kojaque says: “we started out wanting to make a short project, 4 tracks or something, but the more we worked together the more the tunes piled up, until we had like 11 tracks together, we kept working on um and finessing then and chose the ones that flowed together the best. The project is all energy, we pushed each other to make it and to get it to a place we’re both really happy with. I think you can see a lot of passion in the project and some bangin fuckin tunes.” The mixtape sees production from New Machine (Phoenix), the Soft Boy label’s peers - Kean Kavanagh (Date Night, Airbnb + more), Matt Finnegan (Spit Dat Out) and a special feature from Scottish MC ‘CHLOBOCOP' on ‘Chew Toy’.

                                                                                                                                      2019 has already been a remarkable one for Kojaque, whose ‘Deli Daydreams’ project continues to take him far beyond the city of Dublin that inspired it. A conceptual tape based around a week in the life of a Deli worker, the project became the first of its kind to be nominated for the prestigious Choice Music Prize in Ireland (following an outcry from critics and fans alike at its initial eligibility). Along the way, Kojaque has built an impassioned global audience (all totally DIY): from a rack of sold-out headline shows – including the likes of XOYO in London – and worldwide festivals (SXSW, Glastonbury, Longitude) to being invited to tour with Slowthai and Lana Del Rey (in Dunlin’s 30,000-cap Malahide Castle). Kojaque was also recently selected for YouTube Music’s ‘Foundry Programme’ alongside the likes of Omar Apollo and Flohio (previously shortlisted artists include Rosalia, Dua Lipa and Dave) as he continues work on his next solo album this year.

                                                                                                                                      A fellow Soft Boy alumni, meanwhile, Luka Palm is a Swedish-born rapper from Stockholm who grew up in Dublin, and has been a staple of Ireland's underground hip-hop scene since the release of his track ‘Pink Lady’ in 2015. Currently a member of Kojaque's live show and a close collaborator on previous tracks such a ‘Politiksis’ and ‘Date Night’, it was a natural occurrence for them both to collaborate and create a record together.


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                                                                                                                                      LP Info: Green marbled vinyl.

                                                                                                                                      First time round, this bonafide classic reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the highest charting tune from the Geto Boys. Sampling Isaac Hayes' "Hung Up On My Baby", the Geto Boys' edit plays out in several movements and goes big and small. Stretched over a long legged beat with crisp snares and languid chords with lyrics that touch on a range of deep subjects such as post-traumatic stress disorder, the track was originally destined for a Scarface solo album before it was decided it was more valuable as a Geto Boys single. Wise move.




                                                                                                                                      Pleasure

                                                                                                                                      One More Time / Your Love

                                                                                                                                      The independent uk label Six Nine Records LTD, based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, proudly present pleasure from the city of Roses (Portland, Oregon), who are back with two new fantastic songs! On the a-side a smooth mid-tempo instant hit tune called “One More Time” is found, whilst the flip holds a funk burner of the highest order – “for your pleasure”. Definitely not to be missed as it is a limited uk press with small hole and full colour printed picture cover!

                                                                                                                                      Gemini is one of the biggest Chicago producers of the 90's, who released over 200 tracks from 1994 to 1999 with some of the best labels in the game. He's also known for disappearing at the peak of his carrer, but his music is still strong and needs to be heard.

                                                                                                                                      Jay Richford & Gary Stevan

                                                                                                                                      Feelings - 45 Collection

                                                                                                                                      Acclaimed by many as one of the greatest and rarest library LPs of all time, the album 'FEELINGS' by Jay Richford & Gary Stevan aka Stefan Torossi. With its iconic 'naked lady in the wild' cover, has been coveted for many years by collectors of all musical genres. This album showcases some outstanding compositions & arrangements that explore the exciting connections between rhythmic funk and orchestral jazz - and are now for the first time issued on 7" 45 vinyl double pack!

                                                                                                                                      We open with the uplifting “Running Fast” - a driving, pulsating groove laden with FenderRhodes and swept along by lush strings. If you're not feeling it - book an appointment to see your doctor! Next follows a B-Boy dancer filled with battle floor emotion - “Fearing Much” - this one packs a heavy bass andsyncopated drum groove with dramatic, stirring strings. A must have 45 DJs fave! The opening drum break to “Feeling Tense” gives way to mellow vibes with a deep bass, silky strings and charged horns that deliver the perfect slick, down-tempo groove. Last one is another down-tempo vibe heavy on the bass and strings, “Walking in the dark”.
                                                                                                                                      All in all yet another MUST HAVE Dynamite Cuts 45!


                                                                                                                                      DJ Soopasoul has previously breathed new life into tracks by Croatian producer Funky Destination, so it's little surprise to see him putting his spin on the Osijek-based artist's latest missive. He does a terrific job, offering up vocal and instrumental versions of "Come Back To Me" rich in long, tension-building intros, fuzzy funk horns, bass-heavy grooves, swirling orchestration and hard-wired guitar riffs. While the instrumental version is tidy, our pick of the pair is undoubtedly the A-side remix. We're not sure who the lead vocalist is, but her delivery is incredible. Don't sleep on this one!

                                                                                                                                      Some fans argue that "It Ain't Hard To Tell" is the best production on Nas' legendary "Illmatic" album. Large Professor certainly did his job in making it pop: the beat is killer, and the whole thing is driven by a Michael Jackson sample of "Human Nature". As if that weren't enough, samples from Stanley Clarke and Mountain are layered in to perfection and the smooth, sweet rolling beat draws you in over and over and Nas' creamy delivery finishes it in style. Flip over for the instrumental and bask in the glow of it all. Classic.

                                                                                                                                      Pickled People - We all know a few of those, but how many of them were turning out bare bones, stripped & funked out rolling tech-house back in 1996? Not many we reckon! Well, except for the dynamic duo of Terry Francis &
                                                                                                                                      Jiten Acharya, ably assisted by the man Bushwacka aka Matthew B on mixdown & engineering duties. This self-titled 12" you have here in your hands is a rare diamond, another set of smooth and acidic jams from London's potent tech-house underground, a rich and rewarding scene, one that is back with a vengeance today with discerning selectors from around the globe tuning into what was making clubs move here in the capital pre-millenium. The beauty of these super rare and expensive to obtain tracks is that they seem to be made with both the DJ and the dancer in mind, meaning - they are fun to mix and blend and drop long arse 10 minutes blend with without ever being boring, AND they are sure as hell fun to dance to in the darkened corners of whatever space you're lucky enough to find yourself in. Not short on the old Funk, this is premier league shit right here, from the dons. Proper subterranean business from that London town. Sure to be in your bag for the next 20 years n'all!


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