ONLINE SUMMER SALE

2022

It's that time of year again... it's boiling hot outside and we need to make some room on our shelves (mainly just to get the air flowing a bit more in this little shop of ours!). We've put a healthy reduction (over 50% off in some cases!) on a mixed bag of records spanning all styles and genres - and the best part? You can get your hands on all of them by ordering from the comfort of your own home, sat in front of a fan with a chilled drink in hand. But don't wait too long as some of these gems are quite limited. Go on then, treat yourself!

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Andy Bell

See My Friends EP

    The two tracks from Andy Bell’s debut solo single reworked by Pye Corner Audio, with the original tracks remastered by Heba Kadry.

    TRACK LISTING

    1.The Commune (Pye Corner Audio Remix)
    2.Plastic Bag (Pye Corner Audio Remix)
    3.The Commune
    4.Plastic Bag

    Vancouver's Pacific Rhythm crew launch their new label Specials, featuring remixes from Project Pablo and DJ Sports.

    Providing the source material is Vancouver’s own ZDBT who's joined by Washington, DC's Dreamcast (who's previously released on PPU & Future Times) on vocal duties. "Take A Chance (On Love)" is a projectile of deep, yearning late night house music. The vocal - stricken with a bitter sweet emotion - riding buoyantly across a galloping 4/4 beat peppered with snares a two three note B-line.

    Project Pablo takes the track into bigger realms, adding an anthemic, hooky bassline and an endorphin-cruising chord progression to elevate the track into peak time trajectory.

    "Time For You" flips the energy into a carnal swell; throbbing along with skillfully programmed drums and another sterling vocal performance, riddled with feeling.

    One more flavour before kicking out time: DJ Sports' dub of "Time For You" which strips the vocal away and concentrates on that sweltering midday haze, adding cascading dub echoes and a pluming sub bass to blanket the listener in a thick, opiated patina that's tailor made to get lost inside your mind on a hammock with a carrot in hand! Jah blessings! 


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Mega release with all four performances scoring highly on the pidgeometre! Get it in the bag!

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Take A Chance (On Love)
    A2. Take A Chance (On Love) (Project Pablo Remix)
    B1. Time For You
    B2. Time For You (DJ Sports Dub Mix)

    Michael Price

    Eternal Beauty - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

      Michael Price, one of the UK’s most sought after composers (Unforgotten, Sherlock, Dracula), releases the original soundtrack from director Craig Roberts’ (Submarine, Just Jim) latest feature Eternal Beauty, starring Sally Hawkins.

      The Eternal Beauty soundtrack will be released on vinyl as the 73rd Dinked Edition, exclusive to the Dinked network of the UK’s best independent record shops.

      The 16 track Première edition LP - exclusive to the Dinked network - is a limited edition on blue vinyl with multi-colour splatter and includes a signed and numbered print.

      It becomes available to pre-order from October 2nd, coinciding with the cinema release and on demand première of the film. It will also be available exclusively on Bandcamp from the same date, before arriving on all other digital platforms in November.

      Recorded and mixed by Andrew Dudman at Abbey Road Studios and The Control Room.
      Mastered by Oli Morgan at Abbey Road Mastering.

      Price’s score, as his so often do, serves as a narrator, a character helping to guide us through the true highs and lows of Jane’s (Sally Hawkins) rarely uneventful life. Price’s signature sweeping strings, underpinned by piano and a beautifully restrained use of sound design ensures that whilst the score drives the story forwards it never distracts from that which is unfolding before our eyes.

      “A soundtrack that provides the rocket fuel for a story that unzips our understanding of ’normal’ " Adrian Bates, Eternal Beauty Producer

      When Jane (Sally Hawkins) is dumped at the altar she has a breakdown and spirals into a chaotic world, where love (both real and imagined) and family relationships collide with touching and humorous consequences.

      The reality we see through Jane’s eyes is vividly different, heightened in the film by the stylized palette, camera work and intoxicating score - a reality that the film celebrates and treats with dignity, humour and affection.

      On writing the music, Michael Price explains:

      "Finding a musical voice for Jane was a little daunting at first. Craig Roberts' kaleidoscopic writing, and Sally Hawkins' blazing performance seemed to fill so much of the air around me, that the first few notes to emerge were tiny and bird-like. In fact, there is literally bird-song, an Irish nightingale, that stayed in the score, early in the film when Jane sits and feeds the pigeons in the park. That became a key to unlocking Jane's interior world, as did using snippets of her vocalisations, which became percussion instruments and stretched into more ambient pads. Once I had opened the door to her world, though, the music came tumbling out - rich, romantic, delicate and tender, and sometimes terrifying. All of it brought into life by the writing and performance, and the opportunity to celebrate Jane's "superpower", as Craig described it.”

      Shot in and around writer/director Craig Robert’s native South Wales, the inspiration for the character of Jane at the heart of Eternal Beauty came from people Craig was close to when growing up. He explains “The character came fully formed. I just kind of knew those people, to be honest.

      On the recording, Michael Price recalls:

      When we finally recorded the orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, I was touched to see that Craig had brought some of his family down to listen too. I think this is an incredibly personal film for him, and there was something about hearing the orchestra sounding majestic and noble, which seemed as if we had done musical justice to both the characters, and the people who had inspired their creation."


      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: There's something inherently soundtracky about Michael Price's work for the decidedly soundtracky Erased Tapes records, so it's no giant surprise that this soundtrack of his for Craig Roberts' 'Eternal Beauty'. It's the perfect score, and displays wonderfully how talented a composer Price is.

      TRACK LISTING

      Side A
      1. A Walk And A Wedding
      2. Eternal Beauty
      3. Different Dose
      4. Where Have You Been
      5. Cannibals
      6. Beauty Pageant
      7. Marry Me

      Side B
      8. Pot Plant
      9. Unpacking
      10. Making You Better
      11. The Other Side
      12. Towards The Light
      13. Time To Go
      14. More Friends Than You
      15. Nice Or Really Nice?
      16. The End

      After a string of succesful singles, "Deixa Musica A Tocar", "So Vejo Voce", "E A Felicidade" and the DJ Harvey supported "Te Faz Bem" and "Serei Seu", The Danish / Brazilian quartet constellation Copenema (Copenhagen / Ipanema = Copenema) release their debut album "Deixa Musica a Tocar".

      The album mixes European electronica influences with Brazilian songwriting style. The sound becomes unique and some would say Balearic.The albums leading single "Te Faz Bem", a funky downtempo track with live saxophone, flute and rhythm guitars and a bassline to die for has become somewhat a national Ibiza Balearic anthem over the past years and spread worldwide especially due to the massive support from DJs incl from Harvey to DJ Pippi to Pete Tong.

      "Serei Seu" the second single is another Ibiza fave is a funky party track that sounds like a modern Jorge Ben. The single “So Vejo Voce” is Stan Getz meets the beach vibes, “Festa De Relaxamento” an Alfredo fave is jazzy Brazilian funk vibes with heavy live drums and a bass line that wants you to move.

      "Lullaby For Impanema" is sunset material. The band's first recording the 12 min beautiful jazzy cosmic downtempo Pat Metheny influenced and Leo Mas supported "Some Di Some Day" is pure bliss and a sunset fave amongst the Balearic community.

      The album has three added bonus tracks - "Can’t Sleep" and "Nada Mais" both recorded in a Music For Dreams writers camp recently and the 12 minute journey of Serei Seu by Danilo Braca.


      TRACK LISTING

      A1. Te Faz Bem
      A2. Deixa Música Tocar
      A3. So Vejo Voce
      A4. Nada Mais
      B1. Can't Sleep (Album Version)
      B2. é Bom Amar (Poema)
      B3. Je Ta Falei
      B4. Lullabye For Ipanema
      C1. Serei Seu
      C2. E A Felicidade
      C3. Some Di Some Day
      D1. Festa De La Relaxamento
      D2. Serei Seu (Danilo Braca Revision)

      Bananas house and techno bizz in a deranged Pepe Bradock style here from reliable lunatic Ruutu Poiss. The A-side is a zero gravity club cut with wierd whirring effects and a  highly narcotic queasiness, while the flip is a weird and warped tool for all the mad heads behind the turntables.

      TRACK LISTING

      A. Pull
      B. Push

      Carlton Melton

      Where This Leads

        Agitated is more than pleased to announce the long over-due return to wax (and CD) by Carlton Melton, the new album from San Franciscan / Northern Californian space-trippers is here, and its ready to tune you out and turn you on.

        Nestled deep in the forests of Mendocino County in Northern California, huddled under the protective shade of towering redwoods and within earshot of frothy waves crashing against the Pacific coastline, squats a geodesic dome that has served as crucible for the experimental genius of Carlton Melton. Nature and Man operate under different logics. But here, Carlton Melton wholly entrusts this idyllic environment with the task of inspiring and guiding their musical improvisations.

        The Dome has been the ideal setting to facilitate their creativity. Without forcing a specific dynamic or theme, the band inhabits its womb-like confines to improvise, explore, dream. Their music draws on psychedelia, stoner metal, krautrock, and ambient atmospherics to convey, above all else, a mood.

        A prickly guitar melody will float lazily, a wall of dissonant feedback will resolve into a hypnotic drone, or a colossal riff will exhume the soul of Jimi Hendrix. One hears Hawkwind or Spacemen 3 jamming with Pink Floyd at Pompeii.

        Indeed, Carlton Melton have one foot in the ancient world and one tentacle in deep space. They are both the pack of proto-humans drumming with femurs in Kubrick’s 2001 and the film’s inscrutable monolith hinting at the universe’s mysteries. The “Stoned Ape” theory holds that early hominids ingested psychedelic mushrooms that provided an evolutionary boost to their brains, helping them blossom into Homo Sapiens. Imagine such cavemen trippin’ balls, their nightmarish visions sending them into feverish bouts of rage and then gentle moments of introspection. They very well could have heard the music of Carlton Melton rattling inside their skulls, first driving our ancestors mad then upward into a higher realm.

        Andy Duvall (drums, guitar), Clint Golden (bass), and Rich Millman (guitar, synths) have yet to play Pompeii, but they have already wowed crowds at European festivals such as the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, Roadburn, and Desertfest Antwerp. Live, they are jaw-dropping. On record, mind-altering.

        In fact, with each album, Carlton Melton adds a subtle new element, synapses firing new neural connections. In 2020, they release new full-length Where This Leads, marking ten years of the band’s working relationship with their UK label Agitated Records and five years of recording with Phil Manley in his El Studio in San Francisco. With Where This Leads, the band rewires the listener’s mind. “Smoke Drip Revisited” is a ticklish acid flashback, “Porch Dreams” a dabbling in country psych, and “Closer” a driving, freak-out of guitar heroics.

        One senses that the group is conveying a message that cannot be expressed verbally but only suggested through synth sighs, walloping rhythms, and soaring solos. Would Carlton Melton therefore be a group of stoned apes dizzily grasping for meaning or telepathic futurists communicating to us through crude man-made instrumentation?

        Well, lower the stylus to find out.
        - Eric Bensel, Paris July 2020

        TRACK LISTING

        1. The Stars Are Dying
        2. Butchery
        3. Waylay
        4. Dezebelle
        5. Smoke Drip Revisited
        6. Crown Shyness
        7. Three Zero Two
        8. Porch Dreams
        9. Closer

        Reflection Port Assembly

        Retribution EP

        Second release on newly minted, future cult label First Cut. A limited run, hand-crafted, DIY electronics / mutant techno label straight outta Dublin Ireland.

        Number two comes from Reflection Port Assembly, a laser CAD operator who met the label at the wonderfully named Gary's Gang clubnight in Dublin. A little lighter and more gentile than the gutteral acid of number one, it treads a common line between Pender Street Steppers, Anthony Naples and Apron Records - quite stripped back but scuzzy, fuzzy and rough around the edges. Warm, messy, flawed and charming; perfect for enjoying with friends down the pub on a Saturday evening.

        Another essential future classic for fans of DIY electronics and hardware powered dance music. RIYL: Cerberus Future Technologies, Apron, Northern Powerhouse, Crow Castle Cuts etc. 


        TRACK LISTING

        A1. Prossima Stazione
        B1. Peppered Chicken
        B2. Uneasy

        Black Peaches follow up their acclaimed 2016 debut with a dazzling display of musicianship on their explosive new album Fire In The Hole.

        “Black Peaches existed inside me before I was aware of it,” says the band’s Rob Smoughton, also known as a member of Hot Chip and Scritti Politti. “It’s the culmination and continuation of the music I love. I started to notice how Brazilian rhythm, funk, soul, classic country and pop were all combining in the music I was writing, and I looked for other band members to join me to bring it alive.”

        And he found other members to bring that combination alive in Susumu Mukai, Charlie Michael, Nick Roberts and Thomas Greene. Together they released 2016’s acclaimed Get Down You Dirty Rascals and now return with an album that continues to throw genres together with all the seamless grace of a seasoned cocktail maker but free of the postured affectations associated with such moves.

        Black Peaches are a place where genres collide and musical eras meld. On their second album the band has absorbed all the tropical sounds, glistening melodies and funk-ridden grooves into a sound that is truly their own. “I wanted the combination and layering of our influences to be organic,” says Smoughton. “To create Black Peaches music. To take the ideas from the first record further into our own place.”

        The result is a record that skips with the vibrancy and buoyancy of a band still in love with the idea of bringing their record collection to life, but the band now understand themselves as much as the music that inspires them and have created something new and refined.

        Given the eclectic styles rooted in the make-up of the band, to enter into the world of Black Peaches is often to feel like one is flying from country-to-country with each new song. For Smoughton this musical traversing is a key part of the experience of the band. “I find the combination of mythology, history and geography to be romantic and I want our music to elicit the same thrill. I think the album conjures up the adventure of moving from one place to another; from Spain into Northern Africa, where North America tips into the South. Narratively the songs inhabit a place between the conscious and subconscious - between dreams and waking life.”

        This globetrotting sonic voyage creates a sense of the unknown in the record, where each track exists as a new and unpredictable path. This is all done under the mission of creating a record that is capable of pure musical transcendence. “I really believe that music has the ability to transcend and move people emotionally and spiritually,” Smoughton says. “Our music is not about the separation between musician and audience but about the space in between.”

        Yet the album also works on an intuitive and physical level. On top of its narrative of the world between the conscious and the subconscious, it is also simply a collection of songs to make you dance and move. Whether it’s the Delta blues influenced strut of “Lemonade”, the “slinky and naughty” dance floor pounce of “The Black Peach Boogie” or the Afro-Brazilian skip of “Cuatro Berimbau.”

        Perhaps the most emblematic song of all when it comes to capturing the essence, power and groove of the album is the title track “Fire in the Hole”. “It comes from a phrase that miners would shout it to warn others that they had charged an explosive,” Smoughton says. “It’s to tell you something is about to explode. In this case it’s about being unable to resist the urge to dance. About giving over to rhythm and sound.”


        TRACK LISTING

        1. Cuatro Berimbau
        2. Lemonade
        3. Fire In The Hole
        4. Barracuda
        5. The Black Peach Boogie
        6. Spice Route
        7. Pillars Of Hercules

        Bonus Dinked 7”
        Side A
        Bad Luck
        Side B
        Dub Peach Boogie

        Ordering Instructions

        The Weird Dinner Request

        Be ready to take off to another planet with accompanied by the soundtrack provided by Ordering Instructions. What is in i?

        'Dish 1' on the A side is a savagely raw hardcore techno track - if you would speed this one up a little bit you would be listening to what is known as the sound of Valencia... 'Makina' or 'Bakalao' in the early 1990s. Brutalism in sound. 
        Followed closely by 'Dish 2' - a slightly less raw approach and with an almost trance-like climax. 

        The other trackson the flip range from experimental techno in 'Ordering Instructions remix 1' to a broken techno beats number on 'Ordering Instructions remix 2'.

        This is not for the faint hearted, but very appropriate for techno heads anxiously looking for rave material. 



        TRACK LISTING

        Dish1
        Dish2
        Remix1
        Remix2

        After immersive and emotive contributions from Jan Schulte and Moonboots, Music For Dreams' collectors series continues to delight with this playful and profound selection from Growing Bin curator Basso.

        A longtime friend of the legendary Copenhagen label, Basso is a 5th dan black belt in the ancient art of digging, a fearless selector and adroit editor who knows more about records than anyone you know. On its journey from blog to shop to label, the Growing Bin has become the perfect embodiment of its creator - smarter than the average bear, eagle-eared and very very funny - the kind of cat who's just as comfortable serving cocktails by the pool as taking an esoteric road-trip. So sit back, let the falanghina chill and load up on sonic sunscreen.

        Armed with birdsong, backbeat and Spanish guitar, Hans Hasse says hello via the sumptuous Austrian Balea-rock of 'Welche Farbe Hat Der Wind', an AOR albatross which soars high above the cliff tops, chills on the jet-stream then dives deep into scat silliness. This impactful opener gives way to cucumber cool 'The Dawn', a forgotten jazz break from stoner heroes DJ Food built entirely from tender tabla, horizontal synthlines and positive energy - strictly high grade folks...

        How do you follow such a downbeat delight? With something from Golden Pudel resident and acid-techno warlock RVDS of course! But before you raid your medicine cabinet, remember that beauty can be found everywhere, and nestled away in Richard von der Schulenburg's 2016 outing "Shadows" was ketamine bossa lullaby 'Minuet de Vampire'. As the clean bass tones and simple rhythm stroll through the shadows, a haunting harp line tugs at your heartstrings, pulling you into the light and holding you tight. The harp-healing continues on Horizont's 'Light Of Darkness', an esoteric odyssey with the greatest key change you'll ever hear, and a dreamy segue into Xiame's sedate jazz-pop pearl 'Nosso Destino'.

        Basso brings the first disc to a close with an all time Growing Bin favourite, Mico Layczak. Here the NDW queen is in more restrained mode, conjuring an avant pop paradise with the atmospheric 'Im Garten' - a dead cert for any fans of MFD alumni 55 Canri E.

        At the top of the C-side, Massimo Stella's 'C'è Una Donna Sola' explores another Growing Bin speciality - acceptable fusion. This sweet Mediterranean shuffler makes a delightful defence of jazz's most maligned sub-genre before the esoteric, organic and new age flavours intensify on Trimolo's 'Tempo 100', a subtle groover topped by breezy flute and clipped guitar licks. Moving from woodland to wave, Basso introduces a man who definitely wore his sunglasses at night, unsung synth popper Diedel. Eerie and emotional, 'Wo Seid Ihr' is the sound of Don Johnson driving that white Spyder down the autobahn at night.

        Taking a turn towards the dance floor, Basso serves up Mikey D's 'I Need You', an exceptionally rare German streetsoul bomb in dubform, complete with sampled vox and high school prom vocals before flexing his scalpel skills via an expert extension of German rockers' Wolfsmond's groovy 'Fühl Dich Frei', a serious secret weapon for any Balearic DJ.

        The tempo drops to a cinematic stroll with Ghia's 'You Won't Sleep On My Pillow', a sweet synth pop serenade which cuts straight to the heart of the break up, keeps its cool and soundtracks your slow dance at the end of the night. And to finish, how about the most moving electronic jam ever, Jean-Philippe Rykiel's "Fair Light", a shimmering, shining jazz-rock opus played entirely on synth.

        So there you have it, a selection of rare cuts, Plattenrille discoveries, organic excursions and electric lullabies, all perfectly at home in the Growing Bin. Whether you're coping some rays, watering the plants or tackling the tax return, 'Proper Sunburn' will ensure you keep your cool and stay smiling. Copenhagen's Music For Dreams has done it again with this release for the proper connoisseurs.


        STAFF COMMENTS

        Patrick says: On active digging duty since his pre-teen trips to the flohmarkt, Basso knows a thing or two about records. From mixing ‘The House Sound Of Chicago’ compilation for classmates at his 11th birthday party, through encyclopaedic retention of vintage rap verses and German jazz sessionists, to cross continental road-trips with contemporaries Tako and Chee, the Hamburg man has dedicated his life to discs. And while some vinyl obsessives share a passion for stinginess and exclusion, Basso has always enjoyed music best with friends. If you pay a visit to his blog or online boutique, you’ll discover a wealth of information on Black Forest jazz, organic wonders and killer European pop songs, saved from the pound bin and served by the pool. So race to the sun lounger, lay down a towel and leave your worries behind, this is Balearic with a twist, served with emotion, humour and honesty in classic Growing Bin style.

        TRACK LISTING

        A1. Hans Hass - Welche Farbe Hat Der Wind 04.29
        A2. DJ Food - The Dawn 04.55
        A3. RVDS - Minuet De Vampire 05.42
        B1. Horizont - Light Of Darkness 05.29
        B2. Xiame - Nosso Destino 04.50
        B3. Miko - Im Garten 03.10
        C1. Massimo Stella - C'e Una Donna Sola 04.08
        C2. Trimolo - Tempo 100 04.53
        C3. Diedel - Wo Seid Lhr 03.52
        C4. Mikey D - I Need You (dub) 05.59
        D1. Wolfsmond - Fühl Dich Frei (Basso Maxi Version) 05.59
        D2. Ghia - You Won't Sleep On My Pillow 03.48
        D3. Jean Phillipe Rykeil - Fairlight 04.21

        The DBA DUBS series returns with a fresh tropical house roller from Samrai backed by a remix from Michigan resident James T. Cotton. Khadi brings together Samrai's tough drums and ethereal sun-kissed fx with a helping of keys from an anonymous local collaborator. On the flip JTC, the artist behind Dabrye, Sound Murderer and a host of other cult catalogues reinvents Khadi as a Detroit house stepper.

        Manchester resident via the Midlands, Samrai makes up 50% of the Swing Ting production unit. He's released with distinguished labels such as Keysound, Niche & Bump and UTTU as well as collaborating with Ruf Dug, Murlo, Brackles & Hyperdub's Okzharp. His DJ sets take in x-amount of styles, always system-friendly with an emphasis on the soulful side of things.

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Matt says: Excellent work from Swing Ting main man Samrai. The MCR stalwart cooks up some simmering UK house music on side A. While James Cotton drops by with an iconic JTC remix - technofying the track and taking it into lazer guided territory. Don't sleep!

        TRACK LISTING

        Khadi
        Khadi (JTC Remix)

        First Aid Kit

        Who By Fire

          Performed across two nights at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm in March of 2017, the 20-track recording is a theatrical staging of Leonard Cohen’s songs, poems, and letters. Conceived and anchored by First Aid Kit, the Swedish sister duo were joined by an array of fellow Swedish guest artists, an 8 person band & strings, and two actors, as well as a 20+ person choir on two of the songs. 

          Klara and Johanna, longtime fans and greatly inspired by Leonard Cohen, were deeply saddened by his passing in November of 2016. At the time, First Aid Kit shared: "… If you ever put a guitar in our hands and ask us to sing, we will always play ‘Suzanne.’ When we heard it for the first time we were transfixed. ‘How does one do that?’ we thought. ‘How does one write like that?’ One doesn't, we suppose, only Leonard Cohen does… In the midst of this deep sadness, we are so intensely grateful... [His art] has been a guiding light for us for these past ten years since we started making music, both a consolation and an arrow pointing at where to strive…”

          Speaking today about Who By Fire, the Söderberg sisters say: "We recently listened back to this concert and realized that this was something out of the ordinary for us. It was a challenge to create a performance that wasn't centered around First Aid Kit songs. It was something we'd never done before, but everything came together so well. Dwelling deeply into Cohen's world was a pleasure, he was so prolific as both a poet and a songwriter, and everything he ever put out held a very strong standard. He cared immensely for his work. The band, the guest artists, the atmosphere on stage...everyone had a great passion and it felt magical. This is definitely a record that is best enjoyed listening to back-to-back with no interruptions. Allow yourself to just disappear into Cohen's world for a little while.

          We decided not to edit any of the performances. The flaws are part of the live experience. In a time when you sadly can't go to an actual physical live show, you can listen to this and imagine you were there..."


          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: A wonderfully heartfelt tribute to Cohen, a superb selection of guests, and an unsuprisingly warm folky hue that we've come to expect from the Söderberg sisters. Really lovely stuff.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Tired (First Aid Kit, Nina Zanjani, Maia Hansson-Bergqvist)
          2. Suzanne (First Aid Kit)
          3. Sisters Of Mercy (First Aid Kit, Nina Zanjani, Maia Hansson-Bergqvist)
          4. Who By Fire / As The Mist Leaves No Scar (First Aid Kit, Nina Zanjani, Maia Hansson-Bergqvist)
          5. Twelve O'Clock Chant (First Aid Kit, Nina Zanjani, Maia Hansson-Bergqvist)
          6. Everybody Knows (Frida Hyvönen, First Aid Kit)
          7. Avalanche (Loney Dear)
          8. The Future (Maia Hansson-Bergqvist, First Aid Kit, Nina Zanjani)
          9. Chelsea Hotel No.5 (Jesper Lindell, First Aid Kit)
          10. You Want It Darker (First Aid Kit, Nina Zanjani, Maia Hansson-Bergqvist)
          11. If It Be Your Will (First Aid Kit)
          12. The Asthmatic (Nina Zanjani, Maia Hansson-Bergqvist, First Aid Kit)
          13. Famous Blue Raincoat / Anthem (Maja Francis, First Aid Kit, Nina Zanjani)
          14. Show Me The Place (Jesper Lindell, First Aid Kit)
          15. Hallelujah (Annika Norlin, First Aid Kit)
          16. Prayer For Messiah (Klara Söderberg)
          17. Bird On The Wire (First Aid Kit )
          18. Who By Fire (Reprise) / Letter To Marianne (First Aid Kit, Nina Zanjani, Maia Hansson-Bergqvist)
          19. So Long Marianne (First Aid Kit, Frida Hyvönen, Loney Dear, Jesper Lindell, Annika Norlin, Maja Francis, Nina Zanjani, Maia Hansson-Bergqvist)
          20. You'd Sing Too (Johanna Söderberg)

          The brokntoys stable has been quietly breeding best-in-shows and podium winners for the techno, electro and breakbeat classes for some time now. BT25 brings together label regulars Marco Bernardi, Vertical67 and Exhausted Modern alongside debutante Robert Valera.

          A1 marks the first appearance of NY-based analogue wizard Robert Valera with "Test 2", a track reminiscent of the deeper end of the West Coast sound - vintage oscillators rotating around fried drum machine kinetics.

          Marco Bernardi returns with "Tokyo Sunrise", an epic journey joining Detroitian sequences with classic breakbeats for a very on-trend and captivating sound that should resonate with the majority of the global dance village right now.

          Vertical67 proffers up a stylish and icy cold electro jaunt that's perfect for warming up aircraft hangers and warehouse spaces early doors.

          Exhausted Modern's "The Last Minute On Earth" concludes with an introspective take on cinematic soundscapes. Helicopter blade rhythms rotate against an evocative backdrop of analogue synths and technoid textures which seems primed to soundtrack the next tense, alien dystopia / mutant massacre thriller.... someone call Blade!

          Screenprinted sleeves, hand stamped and numbered labels - limited copies as per. 


          TRACK LISTING

          A1. Robert Valera - Test 2
          A2. Marco Bernardi - Tokyo Sunrise
          B1. Vertical67 - Out Of Sight
          B2. Exhausted Modern - The Last Minute On Earth 

          Elbow

          Dexter & Sinister

            Elbow return with new track 'Dexter & Sinister', released as a limited edition one-sided 10" single and featuring the vocals of Jesca Hoop, with a lyric etching on the b-side.

            An exact seven minutes of new music melding ominous, creeping grooves and deity-denying lyrics that burst into a sweeping second phase of lament and redemption. 

            Corroded digital shrapnel contained within an amorphous metallic groove pool with an acidic core. 
            Degraded and corrupted club tools for the adventurous DJ.
            All tracks recorded in Chicago, 2014-2016.

            Exael is Naemi, and all references to them should use they/them pronouns.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Matt says: Suuuuper tight, advanced dancefloor electrix here. Chi-town black voodoo, charged and refracted through the space/time continuum. Special.

            TRACK LISTING

            A1. Rond
            A2. Dioxippe
            A3. Untitled
            B1. Cyl Reedit
            B2. Weld
            B3. Coai3

            Little Kid

            Transfiguration Highway

              After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There, he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.”(Matthew 17:2).

              Based out of Toronto, Little Kid’s Kenny Boothby finds himself inspired by this idea of transfiguration - a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state. Far-ranging in both its sonic palette and its subject matter, the band’s forthcoming album, Transfiguration Highway is a record of unusual depth and clarity from a songwriter who has spent the better part of a decade honing his craft and a lifetime building the perspective his songs so deftly express. These are personal songs that look outward, that seek to tie together the bigness of the world and the smallness of the everyday with both subtlety and humility. For years Boothby and Little Kid have been quietly building a devoted following, but their Solitaire debut is a beautifully formed introduction to the wider world for an artist who will undoubtedly be recognized as a uniquely gifted songwriting voice.

              Operating since 2011, and now joined by Megan Lunn (banjo, keys, vocals), Paul Vroom (bass & vocals), Liam Cole (drums) and Brodie Germain (drums, guitar, percussion), Little Kid has built a cult audience with a series of idiosyncratic home recordings, self-released in short cassette runs that range from more traditional albums and EPs, to 2019’s Botched Restorations - on which Boothby sold out a run of one-of-a-kind 60 minute cassettes that each contained 10 songs from his discography, chosen by the purchaser and recorded live to tape in his bedroom.


              TRACK LISTING

              1. I Thought That You'd Been Raptured
              2. What's In A Name
              3. Transfiguration Highway
              4. Thief On The Cross
              5. All Night (Golden Ring)
              6. Candle Out
              7. Made For Each Other
              8. Close Enough To Kill
              9. Losing
              10. Gill
              11. Pry

              Various Artists

              Piccadilly Records Compilation 2019

                Do not adjust your sets / swap your reading specs, we’ve gone and done another record! After the success of last year’s inaugural Piccadilly vinyl, we’ve worked our magic once again to bring you another compilation LP, jam packed with musical magic from our top 20, as well as the gold medallists in the reissue and compilation categories. 

                Buckle up as we blast off into the sonic stratosphere with the ‘Piccadilly Records Compilation 2019’.

                W.H. Lung get things off to a flying start with the existential motorik and art pop perfection of ‘Second Death Of My Face’, a soaring combination of searing synthwork, sophisticated lyrics and propulsive rhythm which segues perfectly into the psychedelic throb and shoegaze shimmer of Lorelle Meets The Obsolete’s ‘Líneas En Hojas’. The tempo settles into a riverbank lilt for the haze of Vanishing Twin’s summertime serenade ‘Magician’s Success’, before coasting through the orchestral beauty of Prefab Sprout’s ‘Sleeping Rough’ and Shana Cleveland’s nuanced acid folk. Closing out the A-side perennial Piccadilly favourites Moon Duo take an arp out of Apta’s book and walk us through the cosmos with the optimistic space disco of ‘Stars Are The Light’.

                The spaced out synth tones remain for B-side opener ‘101FM’, a stomping coming of age cut from fierce MC Little Simz, who hands the baton to a lovelorn Cate Le Bon for her swooning ‘Daylight Matters’, a songwriting masterclass if ever I’ve heard one. Our own modular maestro Apta enters the fray next, working the filters for a beatific Balearic rework of Horsebeach’s ‘Trust’, before fellow knob-twiddler Andrew Wasylyk picks a path between Air (French band) and Air (Japanese Ambient imprint) with the evocative and pastoral beauty of ‘Journey To Inchcape’. Continuing the theme of cinematic and serene, Portico Quartet tug at each one of our heartstrings with the immersive electro-acoustic nocturne ‘Gradient’, a perfect precursor to Ghia’s end of night anthem ‘You Won’t Sleep On My Pillow’, a stand out track from the exceptional ‘Proper Sunburn’ compilation.


                TRACK LISTING

                Side A:
                1. W.H. Lung: Second Death Of My Face
                2. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete: Líneas En Hojas
                3. Vanishing Twin: Magician’s Success
                4. Prefab Sprout: Sleeping Rough (Remastered)
                5. Shana Cleveland: I’ll Never Know
                6. Moon Duo: Stars Are The Light

                Side B:
                1. Little Simz: 101FM
                2. Cate Le Bon: Daylight Matters
                3. Horsebeach: Trust (Apta Modular Mix)
                4. Andrew Wasylyk: Journey To Inchcape
                5. Portico Quartet: Gradient
                6. Ghia: You Won’t Sleep On My Pillow

                Leaving border control slackjawed and slanted, the latest release from Association Fatale finds its way from Paris to Piccadilly and I am in full buzz. Raised on US hardcore and recently active in the noise scene, Falcon cancelled his Wire subscription, got the gear in and flipped his mode into the lunatic fringe of the dance music world. This circuitous route to the 1210s provides the Frenchman with a particularly peculiar POV, fully represented in the Balearic industrial and concrete dancehall hits on this mini-LP.

                Opener "You Make Me Feel So Good" splinters synth vox atop a tropical rhythm box, delivering a deranged but sunny sound a little like a lost Art Of Noise cover by SKRS, lifted to the next level by the slap bass of the second half. The rolling rhythm and moody synth tones of "Sit On My Face" follow, submerging Miami bass in Belgium's new beat gloom, all the while boasting an irresistible beat in a shamanic breaks style. "Love Blow Dem 40" brings back the slap bass amid a frenzy of insectile sequences, juddering bass wonks and a ketty treated vocal, softening up the cerebellum ahead of the machine voodoo of "Psy Rance", a majestic wonkbomb on the A4.

                After an unsettling intro of background noise and barely audible voices, the B-side bursts into life via the potion shop aesthetics of "1Tension", a fusion of queasy wave generation, needlepoint synths and 64bit psychedelia which should work wonders in the witching hour. Falcon raises the tempo for the freakish dancehall of "You Make Me Feel So Good II", (essential listening for the Ruf Dug fans), before slipping the mooring with paradisiacal closer "Would You Like To Be A Gearstluz Too?", a gloriously retro bit of sample-a-delic Balearic house which could easily have graced an Ibiza tourist board promo circa 1993.

                Though undeniably unusual and not without complexity, this record is oddly accessible - no mean feat for something utterly unlike all the other records on our shelves. Approach with open ears and an open mind.


                STAFF COMMENTS

                Patrick says: My kind of madness this! The wonderfully named DJ F16 Falcon fires up with hardware and hooks us up with a long EP / mini LP of Balearic industrial bliss. Hints of dancehall lend a tropical flavour to proceedings, as the Frenchman lets loose on the samplers, drum machines and DX7. This is the new sound!

                TRACK LISTING

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

                Natalie Bergman

                Mercy

                  While many know Bergman as one half of brother-sister duo Wild Belle, her forthcoming record is a cathartic collection rooted in the hopeful values and traditions of gospel that have helped her through the recent, tragic loss of her father.

                  On the signing of Natalie Bergman, Third Man Records co-founder Ben Swank adds, “Natalie has a unique vision and has approached this album with a reverence for the sacred and healing nature of the history of this music, but has managed to update it in a way that is distinctly her own. We're very excited to welcome her to the Third Man label and family.”

                  Alongside her brother Elliot, the island-influenced music Natalie Bergman made in Wild Belle has led to collaborations ranging from Major Lazer to Tom Tom Club, performances at Coachella and Lollapalooza, tours with Beck, Cage The Elephant, Toro y Moi and more.

                  Helmed by her heavenly voice, Bergman’s solo album is steeped in mystic melodies and time-bending tones of psychedelic rock and soul. Showcasing her multi-instrumental and creative versatility, songs will be accompanied by visuals that blend her own abstract artwork, self-designed wardrobe and beyond. Stay tuned.

                  RIYL: Wild Belle, Haley Heynderickx, Phoebe Bridgers, Mitski, Meiko, El Perro Del Mar, Sylvan Esso, Overcoats, Weyes Blood, Sharon Van Etten, Maggie Rogers, Angel Olsen.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Barry says: Bergman's music clearly leans heavily on the vocal-dominant acoustic guitar ballads of the 60's and 70's, joined with gorgeous harmonised girl-group soul aesthetic. It's a wonderfully new take on the tried and tested mellow folk vibe, and Bergman's haunting vocals fit it perfectly.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  SIDE 1
                  1. Talk To The Lord
                  2. Shine Your Light On Me
                  3. I Will Praise You
                  4. I'm Going Home
                  5. Home At Last
                  6. You Make My World Go Round

                  SIDE 2
                  1. Paint The Rain
                  2. The Gallows
                  3. Your Love Is My Shelter
                  4. He Will Lift You Up Higher
                  5. Sweet Mary
                  6. Last Farewell

                  Dinked Edition Exclusive 7"
                  Side A
                  A. Paint The Rain (Pachy Remix)
                  Side B
                  B. Paint The Rain (Dub Instrumental)

                  Minds expanded and bodies soothed by Krakatau’s deep spiritual eruptions, Growing Bin take us back to the beginning with three impressionistic jazz landscapes from the magical Merge. Inspired by childhood memories of an Iranian oasis, Jo Lienen let his fingers breeze over the keys like a warm shamal, leading him back through dusty streets and covered markets to his long forgotten Kashan. As the needle nestles into the well pressed groove we gaze through Lienen‘s eyes upon an ancient beauty, the sapphire skies and tan sands which surround the endless domes and lush gardens of his childhood home. Focusing on the bustling market in the morning sun, ‚Part I‘ races down the narrow alleys to a bright bossa rhythm, weaving past the crowds with a swaying bassline and lithe guitar. The soothing air carries the faint heat of spice and the voices of the bazaar, while the delicate piano falls like a warm desert rain. As afternoon prayer leads the crowds to mosque, ‚Part II‘ strolls through the empty streets, following mystical melodies to a moment of trascendent beauty. Hissing snare rolls leap above subtle percussion, carrying the earthy bass and airy piano as emotive guitar drifts through the city like smoke in the wind. A dervish solo erupts with spiritual fervour and the crowds flood back through the streets bringing Kashan back to life once again.
                  ‚Part III‘ finds us at sunset, drinking spiced tea with red dust underfoot. Taking a slower, more sedate pace, this bass led beauty rolls on restrained but rhythmic percussion, flooding the senses with synth harp and dreamy guitar. The music might stop and the mirage may disappear, but thanks to Growing Bin we can visit any time we want.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Patrick says: Basso rounds off a spectacular year of Growing Bin goodness with some brand new material from German jazz troupe Merge. Swapping coastal breeze for the heat of Iran, the desert jazz of 'Kashan' is as warm, refreshing and intoxicating as an afternoon aperitif.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1. Kashan I
                  A2. Kashan II
                  B1. Kashan III

                  Blur

                  Live At The BBC

                    Twenty five years after the release of blur’s seminal album Parklife, Parlophone Records are releasing a 1994 BBC Radio 1 live session, available from Friday 2nd August.

                    Featuring 4 tracks – Girls & Boys, Jubilee, Trouble In The Message Centre, Lot 105 – taken from a Mark Radcliffe Radio 1 session, recorded live at the BBC in Manchester on 7th March 1994, just weeks ahead of Parklife’s release on 25th April.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    A:
                    Girls & Boys
                    Jubilee

                    B:
                    Trouble In The Message Centre
                    Lot 105

                    Aashid Himons

                    The Gods And I

                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE AUGUST 29TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
                      LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


                      Aashid Himons classic 1984 Electonic/Reggae/Boogie-Funk track finally gets a well deserved re-issue.Taken from the very rare sought after album 'Kosmik Gypsy.The EP includes the original mix, a lovingly remastered Fyraften 2019 version.Also includes 'In a Figga of Speech' track from Kosmik Gypsy.

                      Cromby Feat. Tee Amara

                      Que Sientes - Inc. Nicola Cruz Remix

                      Cromby debuts on Phantasy alongside vocalist Tee Amara with a luminous new single, ‘Qué Sientes’. An emergent anthem overflowing with the energy that has come to define the Belfast producer’s ascent as one of the most versatile talents in club culture, ‘Qué Sientes’ is contemporary electro brimming with character, skilfully remixed by Ecuadorian underground favourite, Nicola Cruz.

                      Raw in dancefloor intent, ‘Qué Sientes’ erupts with no hesitation atop Dance Mania-indebted drums, blending Tee Amara’s Spanish-language vocal performance with a seductive acid squelch. Written and recorded in Berlin during lockdown, ‘Qué Sientes’ is the meeting of two friends and lifelong dancefloor enthusiasts from across the world, fluid rave sensuality rendered ideal for Cromby’s already legendary closing sets at Panorama Bar, or any other high-voltage dancefloor.

                      Complementing the Latin flavour of Cromby’s original production, French-Ecuadorian cult favourite Nicola Cruz applies his precision percussion and further cosmological atmospheres to ‘Qué Sientes’. A deeply trippy take, Cruz’s result is late-night house psychedelia rendered both mechanical and mystical.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      A1. Que Sientes
                      B1. Que Sientes (Nicola Cruz Remix)
                      B2. Que Sientes (Instrumental)

                      Erell Ranson

                      Hand In Hand - Inc. DJ Normal 4, Pariah, SW Remixes

                      Kalahari Oyster Cult have been thumbing through their back catalogue and return to a past gem for some renewed attention. 2017 saw the release of Erell Ranson’s "Hand in Hand", a quintet of beautifully crafted machine music. Two tracks have been chosen from the EP and remixed with stunning results.

                      First up is DJ Normal 4’s "Sealife Safari MixX" of "If We Never Try". The sweet, shimmering melody of the original plus the bubbling bass and subtle notes, are transformed in this remake. Silvery chords morph into bold and daring new forms under the tutelage of Tim Schumacher, neon streaked patterns coalescing with broken and cracked percussion for a superbly uplifting piece.

                      Pariah follows with his rework of “Hand in Hand.” A deep dreamscape intricately woven with heady notes, birdsong and endless possibilities.

                      The final odyssey comes care of SW (Stefan Wust) of SUED fame. The Berlin based musician delivers his reimagined idea of “If We Never Try” with Ranson’s version being washed over by lapping lines and gentle currents to create a smooth rounded finale. A trio of unique perspectives from three true talents of electronic music.


                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Matt says: Market leaders in late night voodoo, Kalahari Oyster Cult revisit a past spell book for some new interpretations; closing off what's been a truly shamanic year in fine style.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Erell Ranson - If We Never Try (DJ Normal 4 Sealife Safari MixX)
                      2. Erell Ranson - Hand In Hand (Pariah Remix)
                      3. Erell Ranson - If We Never Try (SW. Amnesia Interpretation)

                      Rose City Band

                      Earth Trip

                        Rose City Band is celebrated guitarist Ripley Johnson. A prolific songwriter, Johnson started Rose City Band to have an outlet to explore songwriting styles apart from Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo, where he is often not the lead songwriter. Rose City Band allowed him to follow his musical muses as they greet him and not be bound by the schedule of bandmates and demands of a touring group. Stepping out from behind the psychedelic haze that envelops his other output, Rose City Band’s lean yet richly textured arrangements lay bare the beauty of his songcraft. On Earth Trip, Johnson reveals more of himself than ever before, coloring the project’s country-rock twang with a melancholic, wistful undertone. It charts a journey of personal growth and introspection with surprising honesty, from pining for summers spent with friends to meditations on space, stillness and the splendor of the natural world. It continues Rose City Band’s celebration of summer warmth and the great outdoors, seen from a new vantage point, and with newfound appreciation for the freedom and joy that nature provides.

                        Earth Trip was written during a period of sudden shocks and drastic lifestyle changes for Johnson. Forced to cancel extensive touring plans for 2020, the guitarist found himself home for an extended period for the first time in years. No longer in constant motion, he was able to experience and enjoy the simple pleasures of home life, of being in one place: hikes in nature, bathing outside, and waking with the dawn. Forming new connections to his surroundings, from tending to a garden to sleeping out under the stars, Johnson found hope and healing in a more mindful relationship with the natural world.

                        Themes of recalibration and finding personal space are equally mirrored in Earth Trip’s lean production. Recorded at his home studio in Portland and mixed by Cooper Crain (Bitchin’ Bajas, Cave), Johnson makes deft use of space while experimenting with new sonics. Shimmering pedal steel, woozy harmonica melodies, and stately piano enhance the album’s introspective tone without ever clouding arrangements. Psychedelic elements that nod to Johnson’s other projects and influences still appear throughout, but hover at the edge of perception, a subtle halo adding colour and texture to Johnson’s songwriting rather than taking centrer-stage. He elaborates: “I told Cooper I was trying to capture that feeling when you take psychedelics and they just start coming on - maybe objects start buzzing in the edges of your vision, you start seeing slight trails, maybe the characteristics of sound change subtly. But you’re not fully tripping yet. He got the idea right away and his mix really captures that feeling.” Johnson’s lithe guitar playing throughout treads a fine line between country and cosmic, taut melodies spiralling out into long reverb trails or free-form solos buoyed by a breeze, radiating summer warmth.

                        Through its daring honesty and masteful arrangements, Earth Trip cements Johnson’s place as a singular songwriter of inimitable skill. It’s message of mindfulness and our interconnectedness to the environment expands on a long country and blues music tradition that draws a symbiotic relationship between storyteller and the land, capturing the beauty of the natural world while also emphasising our responsibility in preserving it for future generations.

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Barry says: Rose city band go full country! Slide guitars, lap steel and tasteful reverb coalesce into a brilliantly evocative and wonderfully produced distillation of that Rose City sound into a country shell. It's a testament to Ripley Johnson's skill that his sound can be so successfully transplanted into a different shell while retaining everything that made him so great in the first place. Lovely stuff.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Silver Roses
                        2. In The Rain
                        3. World Is Turning
                        4. Feel Of Love
                        5. Lonely Places
                        6. Ramblin’ With The Day
                        7. Rabbit
                        8. Dawn Patrol

                        Strangelove’s latest release turns left somewhere near the edge of the Atlantic, with Electricidade Estética” documenting a vibrant window into the musical landscape of 1980’s counter-culture Portugal. Compiling early un-issued works, Dwart’s organic Ash-Ra Balearics meld with spikey Iberian electronics, coalescing around the floating beauty of ‘Mate’, reissued for the first time on vinyl. With emergent music technologies of the era enthusiastically adopted by Lisbon’s avante-garde, there was a collective desire by Dwart and their contemporaries to push existing sonic boundaries;- Post new wave sounds melded with distinctive local sensibilities. Vítor Rua & Jorge Lima Barreto of the legendary Telectu (whom Antoñio currently tours with) were regular collaborators while composer/ guitarist Nuno Rebelo and guitarist/singer Bernardo Devlin feature throughout. Antoñio & Manuela Duarte’s search for an artistic language melded a continuing curiosity with aural and physical dualities: experimental pop integrated with performance art, mathematics sound-tracked on canvas, organic found sounds at ease alongside synthetic drum machines. The 9 songs found here document the early emergence of their own ‘Electricidade Estética’

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. Aqua Alta
                        A2. Mate (remastered)
                        A3. Synesthesia (live)
                        A4. Electro Maga
                        B1. Opala
                        B2. Swing Da Rocinha
                        B3. Po Das Estrelas
                        B4. Keep In Touch
                        B5. Electro Maga (reprise)

                        Daryl Cura aka DeeCoy has been an integral part of the Chicago underground house scene for many long years, producing numerous records and running the prestigious @eargasmicrec as well as being part of the legendary supergroup Dirty Criminals alongside Traxx and Jamal Moss. LIES present two seperate, previously unreleased archival 12"s recorded during the Criminals era in the early 2000's. This is a testament to an understated artist from the vast Chicago scene who in many ways was very much way ahead of his time...

                        Second part of the Deecoy excavation sees more pioneering primitive-electronix from this groudbreaking artist. "The Chase" introduces the record through bolt cutter drums railroaded at a high speed. Alien discourse decoded by human interfaces seem to characterize "Tunnel Vision" as a mixed message of bleeps and bangs peppers our inputs. "Chrome" sees tuff body music veer off slightly into more cerebral states, the perfect contradiction of body and mind working in conjecture. "Eights" concludes with some freebase acid, just in case the fiends were starting to get all scratchy. Mega stuff from this Chi-town luminary whose output seems tailor made for Ron Morelli's LIES label... Recommended! 


                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Matt says: The spoils of a second dig around Deecoy's scorched studio reveals more black magic studio trickery in the same vein as Jamal Moss, Steve Poindextor, Adornis etc. There's something in the punch I tell thee!

                        TRACK LISTING

                        The Chase
                        Tunnel Vision
                        Chrome
                        Eights

                        Free your mind and float away, you’re now entering the mode of the Growing Bin. Hamburg’s centre for audio enlightenment is back with another sublime sensory experience, this time from the land of the rising sun.

                        Keen to get another stamp on his passport, Basso reached out to Japanese duo Singu, two open minded cats who just love to jam. Marrying Kiyo’s free drumming with Keta Ra’s melodic mastery of keyboard and guitar, the two-piece fuse free jazz, post-rock, kosmische and ambient into immersive and esoteric improvisations. Free from any compositional concerns, the Hiroshima outfit trade in energy, emotion and expression.

                        The frenetic percussion and ephemeral melodies of opener ‘Aurora Gate’ instantly transport you to the breathless churn of a Tokyo crossroads, where thousands of people rush by but you stand still in the eye of the storm. Though they may be explosive, the drums sit back in the mix, offering a soft intensity behind the shimmering wall of melody. A nimble and nuanced affair, ‘Bop’ brings rapid fire rhythm, slick syncopation and hypnotic piano refrains. Cool bass rolls along like KDJ’s ‘Rectify’, as Singu update the acid jazz template like Toshio Matsuura covering Carl Craig. Singu journey from far out to Furthur on Aside closer ‘Nagebu’, strapping in for psychedelic synth wig out which is heavy on the resonance and free on the filter.

                        Blooming out of the darkness on the B1, Basso favourite ‘Fazaria’ soothes and moves you with its twinkling keys, nebulous wave forms and delicate guitar, leaving you wide eyed in wonder as the drum fills burst like fireworks across a star-filled sky. ‘828’ sweeps into abstraction as Kiyo and Keta Ra combine snapping glitches and aquatic electronics with fractal guitar tones and woozy bass, pushing through a portal to see what’s beyond. An a-grade wall melter, this trip makes great use of tension as the crisp machine drums stand in sharp contrast to the whirring, blurring guitars. Finally ’44’ carries you home on a downbeat drift, a flawless fusion of buzzing electronics, misty pads and relentless percussion played with perfect poise. Turn on, tune in and trip out, Singu bring you music from the moment that you’ll love for a lifetime.

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Patrick says: Japanese duo Singu perfectly capture the calm in the storm, a moment of presence amid the buzz of a busy city streets; headphones in, eyes down, the crowd a blur before you. Sit back and treat your ears as post rock, jazz, kosmische and Balearic collide into "Siki".

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. Aurora Gate
                        A2. Bop2B
                        A3. Nabegu
                        B1. Fazaria
                        B2. 882
                        B3. 44 

                        Tax Free keep us well furnished with weirdness thanks to this long player of  digital renaissance & romantic ambient by ccctyyy with contributions by isangyi. Tumbling out the stereo like a vaporwave fever dream after one too many xans, "Reappearance" offers misty digital ambience and whacked out drum machine jams reminding me of Visible Cloaks and Tala Drum Corps simultaneously - which is totally Tax Free if you think about it.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. C_RA_001
                        A2. INA GRM_RA
                        A3. TW
                        A4. HORIZONplus
                        A5. S_((((
                        B1. I_COO)))
                        B2. MMMM (feat Isangyi)
                        B3. J_T((
                        B4. CGO
                        B5. OI_I_O_OI (feat Isangyi)

                        "Naive overlooked New Beat / New Age project from 1989"

                        Sometimes in life, a certain incentive is needed to convert talent into productivity. As for the case of MKS, the enigmatic and musical disguise of Nicolas Aubard, it was a merely coincidental encounter at the end of the 80s that set the stone rolling. For Nico, it all began in his hometown of Saint-Quentin in Northern France. At a young age, he got obsessed with Japanese and American cartoon culture. Being a devoted collector of cartoon-related toys and widgets, he spent hours watching anime series on TV and creating scale models of science fiction and horror-related sceneries. Growing up in a musical household, young Nico took on stringent training in classical and jazz piano. But, frustrated with the fact of not being the technical virtuoso he wanted to be, he turned away from his training at the age of 16. “I had no choice, as I felt as if my creativity got limited by my piano. That’s when I got drawn into the world of synthesizers.” Not long after, Nico put together a home studio and started to experiment with ambience and sound-inserts. Despite years of experimentation and music making, all Nico’s productions stayed between the 4 walls of his modest home studio. Something that would change in 1988, when Nico bumped into Emmanuel “Manu” Prevost.

                        “We met on a night out in Lille”, Nico recalls. “I usually just stood by the dj booth, as I wasn’t a good dancer. So instead of throwing shapes at the dancefloor, I started a conversation with the dj, who happened to be Manu. By the end of the night, I handed him a demo tape of the album I was wanting to do.” Propelled by good fate, a fruitful collab happened between Nico and this dj. For Manu, everything also fell in place: “At the time, I was looking for a composer to work on producing a new beat record. As a dj, I often crossed the Belgian border for gigs and this new style was in full explosion over there. I heard Nico’s songs and naively told him: “Let’s make an album”, without knowing how.” Despite the high hopes for the new alliance, the project turned out to be a shot in the dark. “I assumed Manu already had some experience, as he proposed to do the mastering himself. But funnily he only told me after the release of the record that it was his first time too. But you know, we managed.” Not willing to release under his own name, Nico came up with Musical Keyboard System, abbreviated as MKS. The alias was born and the journey ready to take off.

                        The album finally released in September 1989. After the release, Nico went on a low-key promo tour together with Manu in Northern France. “We aired a video clip on FR3 for two songs, together with a short interview. In their studio, we created a scrimpy décor with some green plants to resemble the Vietnam jungle (as for the track Nam Revelation) and we shot the clip. Manu even lay down behind a screen operating the fog machine.” As a live act, MKS’ career was rather short-lived, with a first and final gig in the Theatre of Saint-Quentin a few months after the release. “In France, we would remain illustrious strangers. Yet in the meantime, our music got played on new age radios in the USA.” After the end of MKS, Nico moved to Paris and Manu took on his military duty. In the army, Manu met movie animator Jacques Rouxel (the man behind French cult series Les Shadoks) and got him in touch with Nico. The duo collaborated with Rouxel on some compositions, before they went their separate ways at last. Nico went on to pursue his childhood dream, as a pioneer in France for integrating 3D animations into classical cartoons. Manu in turn became a producer for feature films.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. The New Age Of House
                        A2. Twilight Zone
                        B1. Figure
                        B2. The Dream
                        B3. Nam Revelation

                        Heavy South African cut, unearthed by Dene from LCT, All about the massive title track ''Got My Magic Working''...

                        The origins of Amajika is a tale of two worlds colliding at the perfect moment and begin in KwaMushu Township outside Durban. Here would be where a young Tu Nokwe would set up a school to help teach other aspiring youngsters like herself in music, dance and acting. This would become known as the Amajika Youth and Children’s Art Project and would be run from the Nokwe home, a common hangout for artists at the time. Some boast 2000+ pupils going through this program while others claim it wasn’t more than a backyard dance group, but for the lucky group of kids that were members in the mid 80s it would be their chance at stardom.


                        It was during these years that a young aspiring playwright and musician Mbongeni Ngema had come across Tu and her group of gifted youngsters at the Nokwe family home. Although he was touring extensively at the time with the plays Woza Albert and Asinamali, the latter which eventually ended up on broadway, he would spend any time off from the tour with Tu and her dance troop. After being inspired by the American group New Edition, Mbongeni envisioned Amajika as the South African answer and decided to bankroll a studio session.


                        The session would take place in a private studio in Durban.The release of the first single would follow very shortly. The lead track, Tomati-So is a fun swinging groove over some basic programmed drums. The song is dedicated to Tu Nokwe sings of her unique style and kind heart. On his next tour Mbongeni would take the remaining masters with him to the US and had the track remixed. Although it never materialized in a release States side he did return with the remixed tape and release it in South Africa the following year. Much like Tomato So the song was an ode and would be dedicated to the man who was making all their dreams come true. Got My Magic Working sings of going overseas and being a star on Broadway and TV and the man who is making it all happen. All these true predictions are sung on top of a groovy acid bass by a clearly matured troop of artists.


                        During these years of working with Amajika, Mbongeni became very impressed with the exceeding talent of one of the members and decided to cast her in his upcoming musical Sarafina. The other children also wanted to be a part of the Broadway show but not everyone would get a role. This would be the end of Amajika as the next years would be dedicated to creating success on the musical stage. The growing kids that formed Amajika became young adults and pursued their own careers after the fact. Tu Nokwe would leave the country to return years later as the wife of Shaka Zulu on the big screen. To this day she is still very active both on stage and screen while Mbongeni is still writing and adding to the South African Musical Theatre catalog.


                        Fast forward 30 years from the original release to a smokey club where ESA hears Got My Magic Working played by Rush Hours Store’s own Bonnefooi. Instantly he inquires about the track from his homeland and feels it a perfect addition the repertoire of the Afro Synth band he is quietly cooking up. The band’s instrumental take ended up as the B side on a mysterious and limited white label released by Rush Hour in early 2020 but quickly sold out.


                        Here you have compiled the two title tracks from original Amajika singles along with the instrumental version by ESA’s Afro Synth Band for The complete Amajika experience, past to present. 

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Amajika - Got My Magic Working
                        Amajika - Tomati So
                        Esa's Afro-Synth Band- Got My Magic Working (Dub Mix)

                        The accomplished and uniquely characteristic world-builder Mart Avi delivers his most complete body of work yet with Vega Never Sets. His fifth full-length solo release, a record of abstract soul and spectral electronic textures finds him evolving further into a state of hyperkinetism and timeless grandeur. Like the great storyteller, Mart Avi blends the familiar and comforting with the new and the unpalatable, to seduce the unawares with a bold new record that veers between folkloristic tech-noir and melodic, post-digital ballads; a movement of electronic pulses, gently held together by his finely composed worlds. Pulling at deeper contexts, he expresses an unstrained defiance of gravity through his playful character — one that is smartly dressed, charming and full of boyish anarchism. As The Quietus wrote, Avi is “like a David Foster Wallace of pop”, cerebral and hot-blooded, with plenty of fervour and a lust for living.

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Patrick says: Porridge Bullet play host to Mart Avi's fifth full length solo release, revelling in every second of its uncanny beauty. Reminiscent of both the chamber pop of Dutch Uncles, James Blake's electronic ballads and the synthesised shimmer of Rex Orange County, this is Avi's most honed release to date.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. Feather
                        A2. Wire
                        A3. Soul Reaver
                        A4. Avirex
                        A5. Firefly
                        B1. The Fifth Season
                        B2. Spark
                        B3. Endsville
                        B4. Milton
                        B5. Vega

                        In its original form 'Bij Annie Op Bezoek' was a pretty avant affair involving dubby desk experiments spilling into snippets of folk and spoken word. Here South Of North enlist a trio of full time experimentalists to turn everyone's brains upside down. First up, Robert Bergman, whose released on LIES and BAKK were previous Piccadilly faves recasts TV Orangje as a twisted industrial chugger - slow, low and dripping with high grade narcotics. Next up, Planet Rescue alum Peter Graf York goes IN on his "Voor etc" remix, turning out a leftfield techno wonk machine, which he reprises on the B2 in utterly spangled techno fashion. The B1 belongs to Monty DJ who hooks us up with a rattling, polyrhythmic excursion into woodland house - it's up there with the best early Sueds!


                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. TV Oranje (Robert Bergman Mix)
                        A2. Voor Een Flat In De Merenwijk (Peter Graf York Mix)
                        B1. Trappenhuis (Monty DJ Mix)
                        B2. Voor Een Flat In De Merenwijk (Peter Graf York Pakje Sap Mix)

                        Music From Memory are excited to introduce another new group for 2021, this time presenting the self-titled debut album from Loveshadow.

                        Currently based in San Francisco, the duo of Anya and Izaak initially met whilst working in an Oakland cafe in 2016. The two Californians quickly bonded over a track by the ’80s disco band Aurra which was playing over the radio and almost immediately their separate journeys in music became interwoven. They soon began to write music and creating their own work would become a way for the pair to get closer to the sound they were searching for, as well as enabling them to discover the healing power of making and listening to music.

                        ‘Loveshadow’ was recorded predominantly in the Bay Area between 2017-2020 as well as whilst traveling to NYC, Chicago and around Portland. Having released previously as the outfit ‘S Transporter’ alongside Detroit friend Ryan Spencer, Loveshadow is formed of Anya as singer and song writer alongside Izaak on synthesizers, bass and percussion. This eight track album is the duo’s first release; exploring emotive Pop and DIY Funk leanings it stands as a joyful homage to the music they bond over, as well as an ode to their own love and friendship.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. 7
                        A2. No Control
                        A3. Passthru
                        A4. Severance
                        B1. More
                        B2. Pleasure Idler
                        B3. Tableaux Vivant
                        B4. Wildflowers

                        Chazz

                        Sassy Style - Original Mix & 45 Edit By Red Greg

                        Where's Pharoah Brunson when you need him? Hang on, I'll just drop this sophisticated funk bomb on the player and wait for the inevitable roar of "BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGGGGGGGGGIIIIEEEE"! Dreamt up in 1982 by two best friends at a disco in Dallas and then released in 1984, Chazz’s "Sassy Style" has everything to please funk aficionados; stellar arrangement, catchy refrain and slick synth-topped groove. There's mad electronics, brilliant adlibs and an utterly optimistic attitude on show - presumably the cause of Discogs seller NEJDAO's speculative £1,200 listing! With Red Greg’s 45 edit on the B side, Reach Out reissuing this gem is more than a gift to record lovers! Pressed with love by Mother Tongue in Italy, it will be the best homage we can have to uphold their legacy in music.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A. Sassy Style (Original Mix)
                        B. Sassy Style (45 Edit By Red Greg)

                        Mori Ra strikes back at MM Discos with “Gaia Edits"! After the successful release back in May on the label, Da Silva and DJ Katah welcome again Osaka’s best record collector with 4 new high quality editions. Staying loyal to his eclecticism, Mori Ra approaches the dancefloor with a hedonistic direction; more exuberant than his previous release on MM Discos. Mixing unknown sources with ethnic references, wicked percussion, charming marimbas and an endless reel of psychedelic elements, this is a record done for the soul - spiritual, mystic, highly addictive and 100% danceable. A very special release where the Japanese artist has involved his son who helped with choosing the source material for the record. Enjoy the trip!

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Matt says: Osaka's cosmic wonder boy Mori Ra graces us with a quadruple clutch of cosmic power edits. Completely new source material given that psychedelic twist we love. Essential.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side 1
                        1. Gaia Chaos (8:34)
                        2. Goreate (5:29)
                        Side 2
                        1. Gaia Disco (5:05)
                        2. Penguins Repair (5:13)

                        A singular group of experts issues a notice of extraordinary urgency in the vicinity of various atmospheric phenomena, which are partially localized and, above all, of high intensity. Yet the sun shines with strength over the Neapolitan favela. 'Allerta Meteo' is the first album of sparkling sonics by The Funkin' Machine Collective and the newest release of Periodica Records? Pegaso Series, comprising a cross-section of jazz and funk sounds, with bright colors that are good for any season, whether rain or shine. The voice of Andres Balbucea - the binding soul of the opera - is supported by the unmistakable flow of Speaker Cenzou during the vibrant ''L'ora d'o Groove'', accompanied by the performances of Roberto Porzio on the synthesizers, Alessio Pignorio and Riccardo Betteghella on the guitars, Vincenzo Lamagna bass guitar, Andrea De Fazio drums, Paolo Bianconcini on percussions, and the extraordinary participation of Pietro Santangelo in the cinematic ''Django'' and Jeroen Verberne on Trombone in ''Rafiki''. An authentic wave of warm notes destined to overwhelm the most observant listener, the first-hour followers, and all the citizens.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Prufesso
                        2. Django (Fischio)
                        3. Rafiki
                        4. Allerta Meteo
                        5. Affittacamere
                        6. Ll'ora Do Groove
                        7. Pataturk

                        Newly formed archival label Fresh Hold presents one of Australia’s most mysterious jazz long players - Singing Dust, in collaboration with Efficient Space. Almost bound for obscurity from its inception, the eponymous creation of Queensland-based jazz pianist Robert Welsh was originally issued in 1986 on Melbourne independent label Cleopatra Records. Rich in compositional sophistication and expressive performance, Singing Dust resembles a unique fusion of Indian devotional song, the jazz piano styles of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, English folk and Debussey’s tonal impressions, bearing little similarity to the dominant commercial and subcultural music of its time. Representing a culmination of Welsh’s influences in and outside of music, the dynamic collection of seven compositions accompany the Ghazal devotional poems translated by Australian poet Francis Brabazon. While Singing Dust sits loosely within the spheres of exploration that many jazz players took into world fusion in the ’80s, it stands alone in its bright searing light of truth, love and austerity. A true work of dedication and posterity that will appeal to many serious music lovers, the album has finally been transferred and remastered from original tapes by Dan Elleson, superseding the imperfect 1986 pressing and fully realising Welsh’s expansive vision.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. Involution
                        A2. Let Me Take Your Name
                        A3. Song Of The Reed
                        A4. Sweet Agony
                        B1. Love Flower
                        B2. Love Is Lovely & Lowly
                        B3. Desert Chant

                        Sorcerer

                        Kids World

                          Working his mellow magic on the Growing Bin, Sorcerer entertains your inner child with eight tracks of instrumental west coast pop suitable for dancing, dreaming and surfing a wave or two.

                          While Basso sat in a Teutonic treehouse, feeding his head with the sounds of the woodland, Dan Judd danced on the sands of San Francisco’s Baker Beach. Stretching between them, like the world’s longest tin can radio, was the Dream Chimney. This legendary forum, run by Ryan Bishop, better known as The Beat Broker, helped to launch a thousand labels, and the Growing Bin is one of them – all hail the Chimney!

                          Here, Dan, naturally mystic in his Sorcerer guise, satisfies all our sensory needs with a Kinder Surprise of sweet melodies, coastal cool and playful rhythms inspired by his children’s earliest responses to music. Following his feelings and avoiding overthinking, he creates open, enticing and accessible cuts; each living and breathing that mellow magic you only get on the West Coast.

                          ‘Kids World’ kicks into gear with the spheric bass of ‘2000 Studio’, a bouncy embodiment of that spacious San Francisco sound. There’s a nod to nu disco but the dreamy dubiness takes the track much deeper, especially as those surf guitars start to detune in the summer heat. The breezy fretwork continues on ‘Disco Drums’, topping a wriggling groove tailor made for the terrace. Shades of rave refract through a healing crystal at the midpoint, encouraging al fresco dancing from sunrise to sunset. The A3 sees Sorcerer get into the groove of ‘Bahia Brothers’, rolling that rubberised B-line out of his own Paradise Garage before putting the top down for the carefree Balearic pop of ‘Spray Paint.’

                          The B-side glides into being via the night dubbing grooves of ‘Fire Feel’, a reverb laden journey though glassy tones, off beat perx and gorgeous chord progressions. Next up, the new wave inspired ‘Crunchy’ translates Sheffield’s daring synth pop into a wide eyed blast of psychedelic house, boosting our mana ahead of the loose limbed and light footed ‘First Wave’. Ringing guitars reference Ghanaian highlife, shimmering in the heat haze as Dan funks up the drum kit ready for the broken beat and blissed out energy of sundowning set closer ‘Escape Route’.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          2000 Studio
                          Disco Drums
                          Bahia Brothers
                          Spray Paint
                          Feel Free
                          Crunchy
                          First Wave
                          Escape Route

                          The latest example of Knekelhuis' expert curation comes via this killer compilation of all new productions from a wealth of international talent. Featuring label mainstays alongside new friends, this sonic journey explores the spaces between ambient and experimental electronica rendered in tape manipulation and spectral synthesis.

                          Label Text "This is a story of friendship, about how it grows stronger through the years. But it’s just as much about fledgling togetherness and shared art in times of crisis. The result is an introspective document of contemporary music, in spirit of Eno and Hassell. A space where we embrace our differences and speak the language of collectivity together, where we reflect, adapt and value each artist's contribution equally. To witness a multitude of cultural backgrounds that speak one like-minded language. Soothing and illuminating. And felt like..."


                          TRACK LISTING

                          XIII - L’Abete Al Contrario
                          Ike Zwanikken - Bianca
                          Treasury Of Puppies - Himlen Den Vackraste
                          Avsluta - Mono No Aware
                          Troth - Calm Of The Shadow
                          Philipp Otterbach - When The Fish Travels..
                          Michel Banabila - E.T
                          Ayaz - Yuma
                          Bashar Suleiman - T7KINI Feat. Olan Monk & Lil Asaf

                          Stroom's valentine special for 2019 sees the label excavate some lovely wave from Venice, Italy (1981-1984). Though the city may be best known for gondolas, the biennale and romantic getaways, it seems those canals spawned some vital contributions to Italy's vibrant underground pop scene in the 80s, not least the DIY sounds of Ruins. The collaborative project of Alessandro Pizzin and Piergiuseppe Ciranna, Ruins took inspiration from British post punk, US electro, the robots from Düsseldorf and the sleek new wave topping the international charts at the time. Opener "Elegant Shout" fuses crunchy electronics and grooving bass and guitar to create a bedroom pop beauty which could easily have made it onto MFM's "Uneven Paths" comp. "Alone" is a punchier affair, more obviously directed at the leftfield dancefloors with insistent synths and the kind of garbled chorus you get from no-wave. Cut a rug in your baggiest trousers with the early-Spandeau stylings of "You're Like A Cigarette", then go wild with the drunk in the jazz club weirdo post-punk of "Skeleton In Love". The flipside keeps the hits coming, be it the slow and sleazy "Fit Of Nerves", tropical pop bangers "Boys & Girls" and "Everybody Knows Me" or the whacked out white funk of "It's Not Too Grand". Long live Stroom and their endless knowledge of alternative wave greats.

                          STAFF COMMENTS

                          Patrick says: Skinny ties, skew-wiff sounds and the weirdest, white funk around - sounds good to me. Sitting at the groovier end of the post punk/synth pop spectrum, "Occasional Visits" is a wavey masterpiece from Italy's 80s underground. Time to dance differently...

                          TRACK LISTING

                          A1. Elegant Shout
                          A2. Alone
                          A3. You're Like A Cigarette
                          A4. Skeleton In Love
                          B1. Fit Of Nerves
                          B2. Boys & Girls
                          B3. Everybody Knows Me
                          B4. It's Not Too Grand

                          Blonde Redhead

                          Blonde Redhead - Reissue

                            Feral art rock from the gritty depths of ’90s Manhattan. Japanese-Italian guitar symphonies for 120 Minutes refugees and Keith Haring enthusiasts alike. Blonde Redhead’s self-titled 1995 debut, in print as a definitive single LP for the first time since… ever.

                            “These songs combine a raw need, a ready access to neediness, with seemingly incongruous cinematic changes reminiscent of ‘60s Italian pop music and movie scores. They switch between emotional grandeur and eye scratching immediacy.” - Arto Lindsay.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Side A
                            A1 I Don’t Want U
                            A2 Sciuri Sciura
                            A3 Astro Boy
                            A4 Without Feathers

                            Side B
                            B1 Snippet
                            B2 Mama Cita
                            B3 Swing Pool
                            B4 Girl Boy

                            Blind Jack returns, embarking on another journey around secret cities. This time we drop into Wuppertal, capital of ‘Bergisches Land’ in Germany. Famous for the space-age Schwebebahn and the Lego Brücke. "No Rush" gets nipped and tweaked by Luv*Jam but first let's revel in the gloriously languid beauty of the original. Relaxed house beats, undulating pads and pitch bent synth lines all converge to create a mediative moment of deep house bliss. Luv*Jam's various 'nips' consist of him reducing the track to either the tantalizing synthline or fellow Wuppertal resident, Maria Basel's dreamy vox. It's a pure and radiant release from the Blind Jack's camp and certain keep its avid fan base more than happy. Super limited, no repress - move quick! 


                            TRACK LISTING

                            A1. Colkin - No Rush (Original)
                            A2. Colkin - No Rush (Colkin’s Dream Synth)
                            A3. Colkin - No Rush (Luv*Jam’s Dream Synths)
                            AA1. Colkin - No Rush (Luv*Jam Dream Nip Feat. Maria Basel)
                            AA2. Colkin - No Rush (Luv*Jam & Maria Basel Dream Vox)

                            Orbe

                            Uniformity

                              This is Orbe's first release for Jon Talabot's intuitional Hivern Discs. Chasing technological purity by only retaining the most essential elements is what characterizes Orbe's work. The quest for transcendence needs to have little distractions, focusing the mind and body on the singularity. A thoroughly electric outing, the six tracks plunge the deeper and more enlightened ends of the techno and electro spectrum; splashing the listener with wet snares and sub-aquatic bass patterns while a melee of intricate lead lines jostle for the spotlight in the upper frequency range. It's not too stripped back however, as "Uniformity" displays a musical and diverse side to the producer which is extremely warm and seductive. Held together by an intuitive, concise and highly fascinating sound palette this is one of the stronger Hivern releases to date and is likely to sell out as fast as it came in. Get those skates folks cos this one's a keeper.





                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Matt says: John Talabot's Hivern continue to remain a crucial force, signing up this brand new talent and in turn, releasing one of the most essential joints on the label to date!

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. Somebody Bring Me Here
                              2. Visceral Terror Intro
                              3. Visceral Terror
                              4. Uniformity
                              5. Unexpected Dream's Rave
                              6. De Felipe's World

                              Cultureclash

                              Cultureclash

                                Lost Futures is a new label that explores experimental and often radical approaches to dance music from the past. In a musical landscape that increasingly claims to seek and reward new forms and ideas, Lost Futures delves into the recent past to revisit forward-thinking, optimistic projects that, owing to the social, musical or outright political climate, perhaps struggled to find an audience. Allowing only time to re-contextualise these leftfield, sometimes misunderstood and ultimately human bodies of work, Lost Futures taps into the inherent idealism of rave.

                                LF001 trips back until the early nineties to revisit the alternative scene emerging from the Dutch city of Utrecht. Here, three young men - DJ Zero One (Sander Friedeman), TJ Tape TV (Arno Peeters) and DJ White Delight (Richard van der Giessen) - joined forces to form 'The Awax Foundation'. Inspired by the transcendent and revolutionary electronic music arriving on their shores imported from Chicago and Detroit, combining their knowledge, gear and ever-expanding vinyl collection allowed additional freedom in paying sincere tribute to these intoxicating sounds, while also developing their tastes in a more personal, eclectic direction.

                                The musical flavours of Awax initially leaned toward acid house and the roots of techno. However, with three different mindsets in the mix, their tastes were rarely fixed. One thing each shared in common was a devotion to collecting rare sounds, specifically more adventurous and international samples than those emanating from the increasingly-hard, masculine dance music emerging from the Netherlands during the period. Inspired by the cross-over global sound of bands like Suns of Arqa, or 'World Music', as it was perhaps patronisingly termed at the time, the trio became interested in the idea of making techno with 'ethnic instruments'.

                                Of course, this being 1992, none of The Awax Foundation had access to such instruments; instead, they had a vast, collective library of samples from all over the world. There were no collaborations and no clear plan. Instead, they set to work using a Yamaha TX16W sampler, the legendary Atari 1040ST computer, a cheap mixing desk and a couple of low-end synths and FX machines. When Richard mentioned the project to his friend, Akin Fernandez, the London DJ and owner of cult label Irdial Discs, Fernandez was intrigued enough to invite the trio to record a one-hour show for his 'Monster Music Radio' series on London's then-burgeoning Kiss FM.

                                Forced to come up with a name, 'CultureClash' seemed like the obvious choice, even if the members of Awax were only creatively sparring among themselves. Along with the term 'ethno-techno', slightly dubious to a hopefully more conscious Western audience in 2017, these were the only guiding principles to the quietly ambitious project that soon combined cutting-edge machine rhythms with samples sourced from everywhere from Bolivia to Togo, and inspired by everything from Ravi Shankar's epic soundtrack to the Oscar-winning movie Ghandi, to the technical limits of their own setup requiring a dazzling degree of cut-and-paste work. Some tracks even emerged out of academic studies within the ethnomusicology department at The University of Amsterdam.

                                The show aired on October 2nd, 1992, recorded in one blistering take and without any rehearsals, traversing a huge variety of tempos and styles. If the performance wasn't seamless, it was undeniably thrilling, fresh and ambitious. As such, several labels, including Fernandez's aforementioned Irdial Discs expressed an interesting in commercially releasing CultureClash, while another imprint proposed a series of twelve-inches and an album. But the sheer complexity of the project meant that it never saw the light of day, while the trio embarked on different journeys ahead, both creative and personal.

                                Twenty five years later, and the original CultureClash lineup and founding members of The Awax Foundation provide the sound of the first release from Lost Futures. An otherworldly, ambitious and optimistic compilation, accompanied by extensive sleeve notes from the trio, CultureClash is a timeless ode to experimentation in dance music's ever-overlapping culture.




                                Various Artists

                                Music For Dreams Summer Sessions 2021 LP (RSD21 EDITION)

                                  THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JULY 17TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                  IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JULY 17TH).


                                  This is the third year featuring tracks that have never been released on vinyl & exclusive tracks (never released) exclusive for this release.

                                  Fuzz

                                  Levitation Sessions

                                    Heavy psych power trio Charles Moothart, Ty Segall and Chad Ubovich hit the stage for the first time together in five years bringing a full set spanning their entire discography, and new album, III! Recorded at Zebulon in Los Angeles, CA.

                                    In Oct 2020 the band released their first album in 5 years, III, scorching the earth with pure primitive rock and roll mastery captured by the sonic guru Steve Albini. It’s a record that is meant to be heard and experienced live, and their Levitation Sessions set is the smoldering slab of heavy psych we’ve all been waiting for, recorded at Zebulon in Los Angeles, CA. Director Joshua Erkman alongside sound engineers Matthew Littlejohn and Mike Kriebel, capture FUZZ’s intense energy backdropped by electric artwork from artist Tatiana Kartomten.

                                    “We wanted to create something that felt like more than just a replacement for seeing us live. This is the first time we had played songs from III in the context of a set, and we found new footing on some of the old songs. This led us down avenues we hadn’t seen in rehearsal. To find ourselves in the space right in between ‘lost’ and ‘found’ (aka live) was both alarming and electrifying after having been away from it for so long.” - FUZZ.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    SIDE A
                                    1. Earthen Gate
                                    2. Sleighride
                                    3. Returning
                                    4. Time Collapse
                                    5. The 7th Terror

                                    SIDE B
                                    1. Rat Race
                                    2. Jack The Maggot
                                    3. Pipe
                                    4. Spit
                                    5. Raise
                                    6. Hazemaze

                                    Originally released as one side of a split E.P on Firewire Recordings back in 2002 “Venting Steam” and “Solid Gear” get a fresh remaster on Varial Records.

                                    Featuring alongside are two additional unreleased tracks created and recorded at The Cube in the same time period, "Muted Point" and "Tallon Drive" provide a more lo-fi 4/4 techno workout. Inspired by the other worlds we escape into through sci-fi and video game culture. Both original tracks have become sought artefacts amongst devote techno and electro collectors whilst the new ones on offer here have plenty of kinetic energy nestled within their grooves to power a dancefloor when the doors reopen in June. 


                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1. Venting Steam
                                    A2. Solid Gear
                                    B1. Muted Point
                                    B2. Tallon Drive

                                    Mila Anatoli

                                    Too Late / Kathy - Inc. Skyrager / Jonny Rock Remixes

                                    For every musician who tastes significant success, there are countless others who fall through the cracks: artists whose dreams of carving a career out of their passion were dashed, despite the quality, inventiveness and imaginative nature of the music they made. Most never get to see the music they slaved over get released, or a new generation of listeners appreciate the demos they worked so hard on for an extended period of time.
                                    Mila Anatoli is one such artist. Had it not been for Spacetalk’s Danny McLewin grabbing one of only 10 acetates pressed of her early 1980s demo recordings from a record dealer in New Jersey, her remarkable story and impressively off-kilter music would never have seen the light of day. Yet Anatoli deserves her moment in the spotlight and a chance to tell her tale.
                                    Despite the hand-written information on McLewin’s acetate being almost 40 years out of date, Spacetalk managed to find to find her – Mila had married and changed her name some years ago making the search significantly harder.
                                    The small amount of information the acetate provided led the search to celebrated jazz producer and photographer Hank O’Neal who had hung out with Mila back in the early 80s New York. He regularly took her to events and used his contacts to offer introductions to a mixture of local heroes and global music stars. Through O’Neal, Anatoli met Arthur Russell, Astrid Gilberto, Michael Moriaty and photographers Bert Stern and Berenice Abbot. At one point, O’Neal even took Anatoli to a downtown studio to watch The Clash making a recording with Allen Ginsberg.
                                    Amazingly Hank still had many photographs of Mila taken during their time as friends in NYC and the images used on this new release have all been taken from Hank’s archive. Completing the reissue package alongside the original songs Danny McLewin in his Skyrager guise and Jonny Rock have added their editing skills to two of the tracks.


                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1. Too Late
                                    A2. Kathy
                                    A3. To Be Cruel
                                    B1. Too Late (Skyrager Edit)
                                    B2. Kathy (Jonny Rock Edit)

                                    Incredible follow up to the sold out Zwartjes Tapes 1, this vinyl continuation takes us deeper into the sublime world of the cult Dutch director Frans Zwartjes’ soundtrack tape archive; dream-like, disjointed, disturbing, peculiar, sexy, unexpected and totally unique.

                                    Frans Zwartjes is famous for his art-house films (look him up on YouTube). A Dutch underground auteur, his prolific output dates from 1968. A unique talent, Zwartjes produced, directed and edited his own films (his last work was in 1991), but more importantly he created and improvised the soundtracks too. Zwartjes and his large body of work is only now being recognised by a wider, more international crowd, with screenings at the NFT and other important art-house cinemas across the world. The recordings on Tapes 2 were mixed directly from the Zwartjes soundtrack tape archive. They were assembled directly and in real time by Zwartjes archivist Stanley Schtinter and have never been issued before.

                                    The music and sound have been put together as two long, seamless sequences; they are dreamlike, unsettling, peculiar, plugged-in, prescient and unlike any other soundtrack we have heard. 


                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Matt says: Yes you might be tricked into thinking you've bought the soundtrack to one of Mart's B/W, arthouse 'blue' movies; but post-watershed this is not! Instead it's some of the most eerily evocative, strangely compelling 'found sounds' I've heard for a while.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    SIDE ONE
                                    The Teacher Part One

                                    SIDE TWO
                                    The Teacher Part Two

                                    All Cues Mastered And Sequenced By Jon Brooks, AKA The Advisory Circle 

                                    Fresh imprint Caldeira open their account with the first vinyl retrospective of Swiss composer Louis Crelier, whose FM sorcery and LinnDrum drama takes the listener away to an imaginary Africa.

                                    Standing proud amid the sound waves, Caldeira emerges with a singular mission; to bring us music with hidden depth. Whether it’s a reissue or retrospective, archival or original, each release reflects the Michelin-grade tastebuds of label founder Camille Bertin AKA Plastic Bamboo.

                                    Operating out of the shadow of Les Puces, the Saint-Ouen digger, DJ and producer has turned those in the know onto a wealth of zouk, boogie, proto-house and Balearic bombs over the past couple of years, but it seems he’s saved something truly special for this first release.

                                    Rich with FM synthesis, infectious rhythms and evocative motifs, Rester Partir transports us to a fantasised Africa, found onstage at a Lausanne Theatre in 1985. Scoring a story about a 19th Century French missionary’s trip to Timbuktu, Swiss composer Louis Crelier created his own sonic landscape, capturing the exoticism and otherness of an imaginary Mali. Though the hypnotic rhythms and cascading mallets conjure images of the continent, the queasy keys, dubby idents and synthetic sonatas suggest something more interplanetary - picture James T. Kirk and Spock beaming down into the ochre dust of a ruined city.

                                    Aided and abetted by a selection of ambient interludes, jazzy diversions and polyrhythmic excerpts from Crelier’s film work, as well as the exceptionally Balearic Deep In The Dale from TV series Alpine Academy, the largely unreleased compositions on Rester Partir finally break the fourth wall to find the wider audience they deserve.

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Patrick says: New Parisian imprint Caldeira kick things off with a magical retrospective of Louis Crelier's LinnDrum exotica, dreamy DX7 and occasional Balearic beat. Dressed to impress with a gorgeous sleeve and insert, this is a must have for fans of Growing Bin, Music From Memory and those Tropical Drums!

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1. Rester
                                    A2. Partir
                                    A3. Scorbut
                                    A4. La Comilona
                                    A5. Timbouktou
                                    B1. Deep In The Dale
                                    B2. Ressac
                                    B3. Vudù
                                    B4. Revenir
                                    B5. Panthéon
                                    B6. Tanger, Lune Et Nuit

                                    The Center Won’t Hold is the tenth studio album by Sleater-Kinney. It addresses transformation as it relates to the corrosion and decomposition of forms. Fractured and frayed by age or by loss, by internecine politics, by trauma or depression, these eleven songs ask what remains of a body, a human spirit, a relationship, a city, a country. The narrators herein sing from the brink of madness, corruption, loss, or grief. And though they speak to us from the narrow, near desperate strands to which they are consigned by others, or upon which they’ve self-exiled—feeling small, fearing obsolescence—they ask to be heard on the most sprawling of canvasses. By couching these personal stories in a sonic palette that unabashedly takes up space, what remains is a tale of survival: a treatise on female friendship, inner strength, resilience, and community.

                                    If The Center Won’t Hold forces a reconsideration of a band people thought they knew, it’s due to the methodologies employed in the writing and making of the album. The tools upon which Sleater-Kinney had relied proved inadequate, both metaphorically and literally, so they sought new ones. They used the geographical distance between them, along with the larger uncertainty and brokenness swirling around them, as a means of inducing and exploring sonic change. Most concretely, they worked with producer Annie Clark (St. Vincent), who treated each song as its own world, letting them find a specific vernacular through careful construction and deliberation.

                                    The most succinct thing to say about The Center Won’t Hold is that Sleater-Kinney continue to challenge the idea of what three women sound like when they create music together over the course of twenty-five years.


                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Barry says: Sleater-Kinney have been one of the most interesting outfits to have come out of the 90's post-grunge indie boom, and have remained a fierce musical force since then. Through a myriad of splits / reformations and stylistic turns they have returned with their beautifully crafted powerhouse, 'The Centre Won't Hold'. Huge stadium choruses and anthemic turns are infused with snapping percussion and echoing distorted guitar, all topped with those unmistakable vocals.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    CD
                                    1. The Center Won’t Hold
                                    2. Hurry On Home
                                    3. Reach Out
                                    4. Can I Go On
                                    5. Restless
                                    6. Ruins
                                    7. LOVE
                                    8. Bad Dance
                                    9. The Future Is Here
                                    10. The Dog / The Body
                                    11. Broken

                                    DELUXE VINYL
                                    Disc 1 (LP)
                                    SIDE A
                                    1. The Center Won’t Hold
                                    2. Hurry On Home
                                    3. Reach Out
                                    4. Can I Go On
                                    5. Restless
                                    SIDE B
                                    1. Ruins
                                    2. LOVE
                                    3. Bad Dance
                                    4. The Future Is Here
                                    5. The Dog / The Body
                                    6. Broken
                                    Disc 2 (7” Vinyl)
                                    1. Hurry On Home

                                    Chapterhouse

                                    Blood Music - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

                                      British shoegazing/alternative rock band Chapterhouse released two albums during their existence, Whirlpool (1991) and Blood Music (1993). The second and final album has a more pronounced electronic sound than its predecessor. But they also managed to keep many elements of shoegaze in their music. This thrilling record defines their music in singles like "She's a Vision" and "We Are the Beautiful". The album ends with the awesome "Picnic," a 15-minute ambient/rock piece that arguably was their best-ever number.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Side A
                                      1. Don't Look Now
                                      2. There's Still Life
                                      3. We Are The Beautiful
                                      4. Summer's Gone

                                      Side B
                                      1. Everytime
                                      2. Deli
                                      3. On The Way To Fly

                                      Side C
                                      1. She's A Vision
                                      2. Greater Power
                                      3. Confusion Trip
                                      4. Love Forever

                                      Side D
                                      1. Picnic

                                      An extraordinary twilight world opens while listening to Organizatisya. Adventurous yet humble, they push the limits towards the unknown. One thing’s for sure, it’s fresher than the juiciest peach on a perfect summer day.

                                      Organizatsiya hail from Lyon, France. Leo and Zoe clearly have strong roots in folk and acoustic music. These ‘old worlds’ blend in surprisingly well with more contemporary digital, futuristic sounds. Soothing analog recordings meet hyperdigital compositions reminiscent of IDM creations and peppered with spoken words that dance around in unexpected ways.

                                      Seductive, intelligent and deeply hypnotic, this esoteric material delivers a dreamlike experience.

                                      Like finishing a game and celebrating victory with cheap champagne in a neon light lit bubble bath with the end tune of The Legend of Zelda in the air.

                                      With great contributions from several guest musicians in this record involved. Designed sleeve and printed inner sleeve by Guilhem Prat.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Die Idee Der Toleranz
                                      Ophélia
                                      We Cannot Promise You Privacy
                                      A Song For Marius
                                      Une Comptine Pour Jeanne
                                      Avatha Subumbra Feat Benoit B
                                      Sur La Digue
                                      A Shade Of The Princess Z' Castel

                                      Jim Ghedi

                                      In The Furrows Of Common Place

                                        “Instead of landscape sketches I wanted to go into more personal areas of my reality,” says Jim Ghedi of his third album In The Furrows Of Common Place. “To hold up certain aspects of society that were laying bare in front of me.”

                                        Whilst Ghedi’s previous idiosyncratic take on folk has often been instrumental, exploring the natural world and his relationship to it through his music as seen on 2018's A Hymn For Ancient Land. His new album In The Furrow Of Common Place is a deeper plunge inside himself to offer up more of his voice to accompany his profoundly unique and moving compositions. “There were things I was seeing around me and being affected by in my daily life,” he says. “Socially and politically I saw defiance but also hopelessness. I wanted to be honest with the frustration and turmoil I was experiencing.”

                                        The decision to include more of Ghedi’s vocals was a conscious one and driven by a need to say something. However, this isn’t a brash raging political polemic. As is now customary with Ghedi’s work, it is rich in nuance, history, poetry and allegory. Musically, the album is equally locked into this ongoing sense of evolution. Ghedi’s intricate yet deft guitar playing still twists and flows its way through the core, weaving in and out of gliding double bass, sweeping violin, gentle percussion and vocals that shift from tender solos to overlapping harmonies.

                                        As with much of Ghedi’s work, there’s a rich connection between the past and the current. Musically, he continues to sit in a singular position of sounding distinctly contemporary yet also with a touch of traditional flair. This expands itself into the lyrical terrain here too. “I've been exploring contemporary issues and in that process discovering sources that correlate with similar issues in the past,” he says. “Which proves that these issues throughout history - environmental destruction, working class poverty etc - are ongoing.”

                                        For all the socio-political and historical backdrop to the record it is not one that feels overwhelmed by it. Much like Ghedi’s work when it was largely instrumental - and some of it still is here - it flows and unfurls thoughtfully, with space still being utilised masterfully, creating room to pause and reflect. It’s another inimitable record from an artist that truly sounds like nobody else right now. 


                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Barry says: An intoxicating mix of traditional folk, hazy psychedelia and classic rock progressions all enriched with Ghedi's distinctive vocal affectations. It's a heady and transportive affair, and one that will reward richly on repeated listens. Gorgeous.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Common Thread
                                        2. The Lamentations Of Round Oak Waters
                                        3. Mytholm
                                        4. Stolen Ground
                                        5. Ah Cud Hew
                                        6. Beneath The Willow
                                        7. Beneath The Willow Part II
                                        8. Son David

                                        The New Clarence Reid

                                        Cadillac Annie B/w Tired Blood

                                          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE AUGUST 29TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
                                          LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


                                          First reissue of the 1967 original proto-funk Miami Sound mastermind.

                                          Forgotten side project production from 1986, by Grammy award winning sound engineer Chris Lord Alge. Two versions of an oddball leftfield electro downtempo chugger and one previously unreleased patriotic monologue acompanied by heroic emotional piano - to be served with a sense of sarcasm. 

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          A1 - Acid Rain
                                          B1 - Acid Rain (Lord's Prayer Version)
                                          B2 - America

                                          We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records flip our collective lid with a reissue of extraterrestrial cult classic "The Sound Of The UFOs", a collaborative effort between Swiss jazz and electronic music icon Bruno Spoerri and innovative drummer extraordinaire Reto Weber, available on vinyl for the first time since 1978, housed in a 350g jacket and packed with all new liner notes.

                                          Recorded live in Zurich in March 1978, "The Sound Of The UFOs" finds Bruno & Reto improvising with a vast array of classic and customized synths and percussions from all corners of the globe (and the galaxy!). It’s cosmic free jazz in audio gear heaven with a heavy dose of ambient, krautrock, primitive proto-techno vibes, and experimental space disco with a musique concrète mentality - anything’s possible when a jazzman and a percussionist obsessed with finding new sounds collide and explore uncharted sonic territories! This groundbreaking gem is the ideal companion piece to Bruno Spoerri’s highly coveted "Voice Of Taurus" LP.

                                          Still very active recording, touring and collaborating  Bruno Spoerri is an award-winning mythical figure of Swiss music, whose career started in the 1950s and covers jazz, electronic music, film and tv work, and everything in between. Improvisational maestro and synthesizer mega-connoisseur, Mr. Spoerri has influenced an entire generation of producers and musicians - hell, even Jay-Z sampled him!

                                          Essential listening for fans of electronic music, jazz, percussions, early techno, movie soundtracks, library music, cosmic oddities, ambient, sci-fi disco, synthesizers, Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Henry, Wendy Carlos, Nino Nardini, Yello, Midori Takada, meditation, and Agent Mulder.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          A1. First Impression
                                          A2. Swiss Encounter
                                          A3. Destination Galaxy M81
                                          B1. Strange Visitors
                                          B2. Cosmic Samba
                                          B3. Sun Spots

                                          Our Girl

                                          Live At St Pancras Old Church

                                            Our Girl ‘Live At St Pancras Old Church’ showcases tracks from the bands acclaimed debut album like you’ve never heard before. Recorded in London on 19th March 2018 during the snow storms and some of the coldest weather England had seen in decades, Our Girl returned from an overnight flight from the US to play the legendary St Pancras Old Church. The bands specially re-arranged set captivated the capacity crowd and reinforced their standing as one of the most diverse and brilliant new acts in the U.K.

                                            Davy Kehoe

                                            The Pilot

                                            Wino go full Zeppelin! Inspired by a recent trip to New Orleans and the deep South, Davy & Co. wrangle sliding basses and pumping organs into 20 minute rock n’ roll-on odyssey. Chugging locomotives fall into an infinite groove on the A side, while the B takes the underneath perspecitve- rattling out subdued sub bass frequencies. Full sleeve artwork by (the legend) The Germ . Mastered by the Bastard.

                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                            Patrick says: After that Wino-D release made us freak last year, the Irish outfit return with a new style for the new era. The modular bleeps and buzzing circuitry remain, pluming acrid smoke from the fresh solder, but now they play ensemble with motorik percussion, blazing guitars and wailing vocals, raging away until the bassline brings the groove. Flip it and journey further into the freakzone. This is neo-PZYK magik for the next generation - don't get left behind.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            A1. The Pilot (part 1)
                                            B1. The Pilot (part 2)

                                            If TEEN’s 2016 album Love Yes was a bursting, harmony-infused synthpop thesis on embracing love, then its follow-up, the even more joyous and melodic Good Fruit, is its opposite, a look at what happens after love fades. The Lieberson sisters—Teeny, Lizzie, and Katherine—have, with their fourth album, crafted a dynamic, hook-stuffed take on the oft-trodden breakup album; as on prior releases, there are frequent meditations on death, capitalism, and womanhood.

                                            The sisters—and Boshra AlSaadi, a longtime TEEN member who left a year into songwriting to focus on her own music—spun together Good Fruit in a few places, over roughly a year, as they aimed to break free of the notorious write-record-tour cycle. At a week-long session in Montreal in February 2017, they began working on “Radar,” a Lizzie-penned ballad that explores a previously unmentioned formative trauma. Another Montreal week in April 2017 birthed a large chunk of Good Fruit, and a five-day expedition in upstate New York led to “Putney,” a slinky, bassy bop that deals with how projected ideals and personal fantasy play into sex and misogyny.

                                            “Runner” came last, arising from an environment where the sisters surely feel the most comfortable: New York, the city where they’ve lived for over a decade. Perhaps the album’s most bursting, beatific, synth-driven track, “Runner,” which reflects on fleeing a relationship as a partner wants to become closer, jelled just before the album was completed, in an NYC home studio belonging to TEEN collaborator Miles Francis.

                                            While recording Good Fruit, the sisters employed a self-described “reductive approach,” strove to create space within their songs, and, for their first time, self-produced the album (save a few co-productions from Francis, who also played on some songs). These techniques explode the glistening, sprinting glamour of “Only Water,” a deceptively upbeat number about death and the loss of a loved one. They inform Good Fruit’s handful of ballads too, including “Pretend,” which rings with a vast, unsettling static fuzz even as Lizzie beautifully recounts the disappointment of realizing a partner wasn’t all she’d built them up to be.

                                            When love fades, TEEN soars. “A lot of what ties Good Fruit in...is forging new paths for ourselves and letting go of old ways of doing things,” Teeny says. The band’s intentional amendments to its longtime formula have resulted in its most mature, nuanced, and exhilarating statement yet.


                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                            Barry says: The synth gods have been good to us this week not only delivering the psychedelic sounds of Pond, but gracing us with the off-kilter funk and shimmering synthetic soul of 'Good Fruit' from the ever-superb 'Teen', comprising of Lieberson sisters Kristina, Katherine and Lizzy. Shining sidechained synths, driving percussion and swooping melodies all topped with beautifully harmonised athletic vocal lines.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. Popular Taste
                                            2. Ripe
                                            3. Only Water
                                            4. Radar
                                            5. Connection
                                            6. Luv 2 Luv
                                            7. Shadow
                                            8. Runner
                                            9. Putney
                                            10. Pretend

                                            Swervedriver

                                            Reflections / Think I'm Gonna Feel Better

                                              12" clear vinyl single featuring 2 previously unreleased recordings by UK legends reinterpreting classics by Gene Clark and The Supremes

                                              Nick Zammuto

                                              We The Animals: An Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                                The limited edition super-deluxe vinyl format is pressed onto 100% virgin vinyl in a custom Yellow-White-Clear March-Up color mix. The records is packaged in a full-color gatefold jacket, and includes a full-sized 28-page full-color diary, and an original hand-numbered animation print cell from the We The Animals film production. The soundtrack to the massively acclaimed, aware-winning motion picture, We The Animals. We The Animals has received near-unanimous acclaim (91% on Rotten Tomatoes), and the soundrack has been praised as an integral part of the film’s profound resonance. We The Animals is the award-winning new film from Jeremiah Zagar (In A Dream). Based on the best-selling novel by Justin Torres, We The Animals is Zagar’s first narrative feature.

                                                It reunites Zagar with Nick Zammuto, the renowned composer and co-founder of beloved collage-pop pioneers, the Books. Inspired by the film’s setting in rural upstate New York – and influenced by the early ambient electronic music that galvanized the Books two decades ago – Zammuto pairs that earthen, wooded isolation with dynamic pulses of customized electronics and sparse, crystalline layers of melodic soft synths. The juxtaposition is arresting, and gives the soundtrack a unique heft befitting of its subject matter – and betraying of its minimal instrumentation. Beautifully edited and sequenced to act as both a companion to the film and a standalone album, We The Animals: An Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is as subtle as it is startling, and succeeds in making even the heaviest emotions feel momentarily weightless

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. I’ll Fly Away (1:04)
                                                2. We Wanted More (00:49)
                                                3. We Wanted Less (01:11)
                                                4. Just This (00:52)
                                                5. Look At Me (01:17)
                                                6. You Went So Far (00:26)
                                                7. Under The Bed (01:48)
                                                8. Paps Leaves (01:09)
                                                9. The Kitchen (02:20)
                                                10. Like A Bomb (00:31)
                                                11. Stealing (02:01)
                                                12. Dream Of Paps (01:44)
                                                13. Haircut (02:04)
                                                14. Tonight We’ll Go For A Ride (02:14)
                                                15. You Were Supposed To Find Us (00:22)
                                                16. Bad Bad Bad (00:56)
                                                17. Wet Dream (00:45)
                                                18. No More Crying (02:20)
                                                19. Paps Dig A Grave (00:15)
                                                20. It Was My Grave (03:36)
                                                21. Bad Nightmare (00:48)
                                                22. Winter (01:52)
                                                23. Can I Come? (01:00)
                                                24. Fly Away (05:29)
                                                25. I’m Nobody’s Baby (01:15)
                                                26. We The Animals (02:21)

                                                Jessie Ware

                                                Adore You / Overtime

                                                  In support of Record Store Day 2019 – Jessie Ware releases a 10” double-A side white vinyl featuring her latest records ‘Overtime’ and ‘Adore You’. ‘Adore You’ and ‘Overtime’ are a continuous reminder of Jessie Ware’s ability to transcend the British clubbing scene in sophisticated fashion. Boasting an ethereal core and sophisticated vocals all round, this is a fresh cut of classic UK house and dance music from the soul powerhouse. ‘Adore You’ has a funk-infused and rhythmic production, thanks to Metronomy’s Joseph Mount, harmonises perfectly with Jessie’s captivating sound, exciting a subtle essence of nostalgia to keep the spirit of clubbing music alive. Whereas, ‘Overtime’ was produced by by Andy Ferguson & Matt Mcbriar of Bicep & James Ford. It has been a transformative period for Jessie that has seen her reconnect with her roots. Jessie has been in the studio working on her next album and ‘Adore You’ and ‘Overtime’ are a taster of what’s to come.

                                                  As a delightful taster for his upcoming debut album called “Between A Smile And A Tear” on Music For Dreams, Danish artist Be Svendsen launches his new vocal driven - the weird and wonderful deep disco single ‘Drop The Gun’ World premiered by Pete Tong on BBC1, and already harnessing great momentum in Ibiza and the summer festivals, this crossover track is very likely to stick in your head. Produced, arranged, mixed, played and sung by Be Svendsen.


                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  A1. Drop The Gun (Extended Mix) - 06.23
                                                  B1. Drop The Gun (Extended Instrumental) - 06.22
                                                  B2. Accapella - 04.27

                                                  Walter Martino's "What Love Can Do", a dreamy piece of Italian disco, was originally found on Martino's 1980 album, "Nervi A Pezzi". Virtually impossible to acquire via discogs, I reckon this is previously the domain of secretive trips to the Italian countryside, pretending to the missus that you're taking her on a dream holiday when really you're off to mine the chazzers of Sardinia. Anyway, not only have Miss You sourced the best track of the whole album, they've given it a whole side of fresh 12" wax to entertain with, and backed with a tasty AF remix from Castro Helicopter which transforms it into an avant-disco percussive tool laced with acid blasts and a full percussionist really going to town. Essential stuff for the glitter ball dancefloors and certain to fly outta the door. Get those orders in quick folks! 

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  A1. What Love Can Do
                                                  B1. What Love Can Do (Castro Helicopter Bonus Beats)

                                                  Parekh & Singh

                                                  Science City

                                                    Science City is the second LP from dream pop duo Parekh & Singh. If their debut Ocean conjured a lush landscape populated by magical creatures, Science City sees our sharpsuited star-gazers materialising in another dimension - a retro-future world of doctors and scientists, quantum mechanics and plans to unlock the secrets of the “Universosphere”. Parekh’s divine vocals once again backed by vintage synths and Singh’s expertly effervescent percussion. Opener Sunbeam depicts an ‘AI being’ blinking in the sun whilst contemplating its own obsolescence. Down at the Sky is an Escher-like search for truth and Hello is described curiously as “creamy music for advanced nighttime driving on deserted streets”. The ennuidrenched Summer Skin opens a hazy portal to the bucolic, where we find our singer alone with an acoustic guitar, pondering the “momentariness of life”. Be Something’s squelchy synths and xylophone runs channel a rainy day Steely Dan. While Evening Sun soars over circuit board landscapes, with 8-bit laser gun FX pulsing by, Monkey depicts a video game set in a luminous forest biosphere. Following Surgeon’s dissection of the dark heart of the infosphere, the prog-pop splendour of 100 Shadows journeys below “our troubled surface world” to a secret kingdom of synthesisers. For all the talk of “particle physics” and “aerodynamics”, it’s love that sustains life in the dreamlike Fwd Slash. The limpid beauty of soul-pop gem Crystalline brings Science City to a suitably sublime conclusion.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. Sunbeam
                                                    2. Down At The Sky
                                                    3. Hello
                                                    4. Summer Skin
                                                    5. Be Something
                                                    6. Evening Sun
                                                    7. Monkey
                                                    8. Forward Slash
                                                    9. Surgeon
                                                    10. One Hundred Shadows
                                                    11. Crystalline

                                                    The Rhythm Method

                                                    How Would You Know I Was Lonely?

                                                    The Rhythm Method were recently described by The Guardian as 'a Balearic vision of romance as imagined from a parochial nightclub dancefloor'. Formed half a decade ago in a Thameside squat protection scheme intended for professionals but inhabited by the barely-employed, the duo of lyricist/vocalist Joey Bradbury and top-liner/singer-songwriter Rowan Martin turned a summer of FIFA tournaments, cosmic breakdowns and 4pm beers into a series of bizarre, outsider-music iPhone demos that became a Soundcloud, then a band, then a live show and now an album.

                                                    "How Would You Know I Was Lonely?" is a journey through the present - a descent into late 20's, late-capitalist mind-funk; 12 stories of near-romances, yellow label dinners, chemical catatonia and lack-of-identity politics. Its influences are strange and diverse, not always entirely credible or tangible; Scritti Politti, Aswad, Irish Pub karaoke, ITV4, YouTube freestyles, Celtic standards, Golborne Road radios and more than a dose of Rod Stewart.

                                                    Pocket symphonies such as "Sex and The Suburbs", "Local, Girl" and "Cruel" sound like the Saturday night playlist from a Quantum Leap FM Radio station – ostensibly pop songs, but ones in possession of a rare intelligence, frankness and deep weirdness. The references may be initially esoteric, but the themes are palpably universal. Opener "Salad Cream", referring to a mid 90’s Heinz campaign, is about creating social demand for yourself via scarcity. "Cruel" is pub-karaoke paean to the spectre of addiction. "Single Life" explores the dark, bleak desperation of romantic dejection, set to sleazy noir funk and muted trumpets. Joey Bradbury's verses could be a man on the verge of a nervous breakdown recording the voice notes of his crack-up, whilst Rowan Martin's choruses ask questions you never thought you'd hear in such hummable form.

                                                    Fans and supporters have ranged from spiritual forbearers such Mike Skinner (who produced "Cruel", which also features London electronic pop artist Zoee), Squeeze frontman Chris Difford (who lends a knowing baritone to the chorus of Zone 2 opus "Wandsworth Plain"), Elton John and Suggs; contemporaries including The 1975’s Matty Healy (who is responsible for half of the band’s YouTube views), Wolf Alice and Shame; actress and poet Michaela Coel and Denise Welch; highlighting the varied magnetism of the lyrical insight, classic songcraft and inquisitive spirit at the heart of these off-kilter pop tunes.


                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Matt says: Not my usual cup of tea, quirky indie, but the lol'ing genius of some of these lyrics combined with the tongue-in-cheek approach throughout has won me over. Comedy genius + catchy tunes = massive hit for boring afternoons!

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A1. Salad Cream
                                                    A2. Ode 2 Joey
                                                    A3. Tomato
                                                    A4. Something For The Weekend
                                                    A4. Single Life
                                                    A5. Magic Hour
                                                    B1. Local, Girl
                                                    B2. Continental Breakfast
                                                    B3. Anonymous
                                                    B4. Cruel Ft. Zoee
                                                    B5. Sex And The Suburbs
                                                    B6. Wandsworth Plain Ft. Chris Difford

                                                    Lindstrøm

                                                    It's Alright Between Us As It Is

                                                      On Hans-Peter Lindstrøm’s latest album, those northern disco lights are twinkling once more. Over the continuous stream of nine interlocked tracks on It’s Alright Between Us As It Is, he’s refined his love of arpeggiated synths, warm and steamy analogue bubble baths and earworm melodies into his most rounded and complete statement to date.

                                                      A Norwegian based in Oslo, Lindstrøm has always made a virtue of his obsessive work ethic, turning his city centre studio (where his neighbours include friends and collaborators Prins Thomas, Todd Terje and Andre Bratten) into a factory floor for churning out monster tracks, then punching out regularly and going home to his family. This is about music being woven seamlessly into the fabric of life.

                                                      The album’s title is a direct quote from one of Lindstrøm’s favourite movies, Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries. This Swedish arthouse classic is about looking for meaning and finding closure at the end of a long life. About reaching the special place you’ve waited for all your life. A professor asks his longtime housemaid if they could become more familiar, starting with her brushing his teeth for him. She replies they shouldn’t become too intimate: ‘it’s all right between us as it is.’

                                                      The album aggregates all the best elements from his long and varied career: the Balearic free-disco excursions of his two albums with Prins Thomas, experimental cosmic voyages in the vein of Six Cups of Rebel and 2015’s collaboration with the stellar Todd Rundgren, Runddans; shimmering electronic pop featuring vocals by American singer Grace Hall (‘Shinin’) and Sweden’s Frida Sundemo (‘But Isn't It’). ‘Bungl (Like a Ghost)’ features a stream of conscious poem by transgressive Norwegian vocalist Jenny Hval. Most of all it reveals him as a masterful mood sculptor, with heart-stopping chord changes rolling over his relentlessly uplifting beats.

                                                      Conceived as a continuous flow, each side of the vinyl version will play as one track; while the CD and streaming versions will be timestamped. But in any case, once you’re strapped into Lindstrøm’s driverless vehicle, you won’t want to get out. It’s alright as it is. In fact, it’s more than alright: it’s almost nearly perfect.


                                                      Optimo Music treat all fans of indie miserablism, bedroom gloom and post punk groan to the new album from Jacob Yates (Uncle John and Whitelock). Not only is he one of the label's all-time favourite artists from Glasgow, but he is one of their favourite artists from anywhere. Criminally unknown except to a few who have been long transfixed by his recordings and performances, we hope this release will open a few more ears to his wondrous musical world.

                                                      “The Hare, The Moon, The Drone” is the gloom auteur's third LP. This recording finds the band exploring dark hawthorn hedged lanes, moors and suburban, new build estates. There's something more earthy about the songs but the menace and darkness remains. Musically there is a big shift on this album, a field recording of a folk band from a dark, pine filled glen. The opener, The Car sets the scene for the rural side of the album, dank and stone cold. The tracks then shift through the woods, people turn into animals, we pass a sunlit glade, do you hear a love song? Cassie Ezeji closes the side sweetly lamenting in Gaelic as the snow falls.

                                                      Side two is a more urban affair opening with despair in a bedroom in Belgium, we visit a faith healer and drop in on your lonely mother. Lovatt recounts the story of a karaoke addicted murderer before we finally go home to our new build just outside of town where the pylons tower over Michael and his sister Rachel. It's a journey you can go on, looking out of the window of the bus, glimpses of lives glide by, cards on seats promise to help you. Ding! It's time to get off.


                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      The Car
                                                      The Human
                                                      The Hare
                                                      The Moon
                                                      The Drone (Part 1)
                                                      The Drone (Part 2)
                                                      Mr. Marouf
                                                      A Scene From An Empty Living Room
                                                      Outside The Needle Exchange
                                                      Michael

                                                      Charlie Coxedge

                                                      Cloisters

                                                        Charlie Coxedge is a musician and writer from Manchester, best known as a member of MONEY. As a solo musician, his compositions weave layers and loops of guitars, synth textures and soft pianos, building from melodic, ambient noises to multi-faceted soundscapes.

                                                         Cloisters, as the title suggests, is about finding those secluded spaces, those empty archways where we hear the echoes of ourselves, and finding some peace within the solitude.  As so often happens in these empty spaces, thoughts enter and start to repeat themselves in our minds, bouncing off the walls until a new thought joins in, until all these different ideas are intertwined with each other, playing out in an almost endless cycle.

                                                        The music of Cloisters comes from these spaces, from moments of solitude found in childhood homes, walks through the city or even in memories - remembered spaces that invoke a certain feeling or atmosphere.

                                                        Recorded mostly in two different studios in Liverpool, with some bedroom recordings thrown in for good measure, everything on Cloisters was performed by Coxedge, simply using the studios to effectively capture the many layers and textures.  The sounds of the record, and the layers that build them, are as much about the spaces they create as the spaces they fill.  

                                                        'I’ve always been a bit of a collector of effects pedals, and have used them subtly within MONEY to enhance our sound, both on record and live – making loops, drones etc – but with this solo work I really get to expand on that, and a lot of the music comes from playing around with different sounds.'

                                                        Spectres

                                                        WTF

                                                          Bristol’s loudest band Spectres return with the brand new six-track ‘WTF’ EP.

                                                          With recording on their third album almost complete, the band have decided it’s time for one final look back at last year’s album ‘Condition’, which was acclaimed at the time of release, but largely forgotten about by the end of a year which saw some major changes in the band, with frontman Joe Hatt relocating to Berlin and long-time producer Dominic Mitchison joining on bass.

                                                          The EP pairs one of the highlights of ‘Condition’ – ‘Welcoming The Flowers’ (the video for which was premiered on The Line Of Best Fit recently) – with remixes of other album tracks by the likes of Metrist, who melts ‘Dissolve’ in an acid bath of broken techno; Elvin Brandhi (aka one half of Yeah You) and Mun Sing (aka one half of Giant Swan) who turn ‘End Waltz’ into, respectively, a glitchy explosion of sound and a tribal industrial monster (which was premiered last week on Mixmag); finally French Margot and Silver Waves place a noose of ethereal beauty and bloody-minded sonic terrorism around ‘Neck’.

                                                          It’s not just the music that comes as a shock to the senses: the packaging of the limited-edition 12” (250 copies only) is, quite literally, a car crash in a bag. It’s pressed on what we’re calling “windscreen coloured” vinyl and comes wrapped in a sleeve covered with tyre marks; inside, alongside the familiar digital download card, you will find an air freshener and a lyric sheet in a child’s handwriting, as you might find near the scene of an accident.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Dissolve (Metrist Remix) 03:26
                                                          2. Welcoming The Flowers (WTF Version) 04:28
                                                          3. Neck (French Margot Remix) 05:08
                                                          4. End Waltz (Elvin Brandhi Remix) 07:04
                                                          5. Neck (Silver Waves Remix) 03:34
                                                          6. End Waltz (Mun Sing Remix) 03:41

                                                          Mystery Jets

                                                          A Billion Heartbeats

                                                            All great albums start from a unique perspective. But try a window on the Strand, in an abandoned office block, overlooking the kind of political upheaval London hasn’t seen in a generation. Blaine Harrison was living as a property guardian right around the corner from Trafalgar Square when he found himself witness to an entire year of protests. Every weekend from January 2017 on, people were marching for a different cause: "In the space of six months it was Black Lives Matter, the huge ‘Our NHS’ march, Unite for Europe," he recalls. "Then the solidarity sleep-out organised by Help Refugees, where we slept in Whitehall for the night... The protestors would wake me up in the morning. I’d just walk down and join in.”

                                                            Over the course of that year, Mystery Jets' sixth long-player, A Billion Heartbeats, was born. "This album wasn’t about making pointed opinions,” says Blaine. “It was about being a mirror for what’s going on, reflecting back the way people are feeling.” By turns tender and fierce, abstract and full of classic rock energy, A Billion Heartbeats achieves a balance of passion, fear and hope. Amid the colourful cavalcade of rich harmonies, heavy guitars and rallying cries, the album’s essential message - about personal responsibility, and the power in becoming engaged. In a sense, it's not just their "state of the nation” record but their “state of a generation” record too.

                                                            We increasingly hear from musicians that music should be an escape these days - that there’s enough suffering in the world, enough misery on the news, without writings songs about it too. A Billion Heartbeats makes all that sound like a bit of a cop-out. These are songs of protest that get the heart racing in joy; high on hope, and serious in their message. Proof, basically, that music speaks louder than words.


                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            Disc 1
                                                            Side A
                                                            1. Screwdriver
                                                            2. Petty Drone
                                                            Side B
                                                            1. History Has Its Eyes On You
                                                            2. A Billion Heartbeats
                                                            3. Endless City

                                                            Disc 2
                                                            Side A
                                                            1. Hospital Radio
                                                            2. Cenotaph
                                                            Side B
                                                            1. Campfire Song
                                                            2. Watching Yourself Slowly Disappear
                                                            3. Wrong Side Of The Tracks

                                                            Leifur James remixes tracks from his own 2018 opus "A Louder Silence". Featuring a slew of the finest musicians in electronic music today. Blueberry Records founder FaltyDL aka Drew Lustman comes first with a deep, skipping 2-stepping reversion of "Mumma Don’t Tell". Bruce coming off the back of his hugely well received debut album for Hessle Audio has a 'resymph' of Osho in typical mind-bending austere electronic style. Whities producer and Tirzah / Mica Levi collaborator Coby Sey reconstructs "Suns of Gold" with his sampler, and also accompanying it, is Leifur’s own remix of suns of "Gold".

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            A1. Osho (Bruce's Resymph)
                                                            A2. Suns Of Gold (Leifur Remix)
                                                            B1. Mumma Don't Tell (FaltyDL Remix)
                                                            B2. Suns Of Gold (Coby Sey Rework)

                                                            Handle

                                                            In Threes

                                                              Incorporating a diverse range of influences, from samba to no wave, Handle, a three-piece from Manchester (now based between Manchester / London / Brussels) made up of Giulio Erasmus and Nirvana Heire former members of D.U.D.S (the first British band to sign to Castle Face) and Leo Hermitt, a genderqueer multidisciplinary artist, renowned for their challenging, thought-provoking work on the city’s arts and literary scenes. The group mesh politics with a trans experience of time and a vibrant, avant-garde freedom of approach.

                                                              Handle make a uniquely minimal sound, buoyed by poetic, urgent vocals. Each instrument (bass, drums, keyboard and voice) is permitted its own space, yet somehow the result is a brilliantly unified yet understated sonic experience that demands then commands your attention.

                                                              Powered by looping, hypnotic synth lines, quaking flexes of bass, clattering tribal percussion and expeditious, often agitated vocals that cordially sprint, Handle's songs – all of which clock in around the two minute mark – owe as much to performance poetry as they do to the vibrancy of post-punk and new wave. In these times of anxiety and confusion, Handle provide a much-needed dose of musical catharsis, albeit disorientating at times, pre-empting sense from the shards of sound they gather about themselves. 'Life’s Work' begins with isolated swells of pitch before driving full throttle into an exuberant rhythmic workout. 'Sunday Morning' shares this elasticated feel for melody and communication, twisting about itself in rubbery fashion. 'Coagulate' is more disembodied from the pulse, but similarly retains a boldness of vision.

                                                              'Step By Step' showcases what Handle excel at, it's a clangorous leviathan of beat-forward dance punk, peppered with Leo's fluid vocal inertia. It's dizzying yet divinely exuberant. 'Punctured Time' evokes the same cascading flow "Punctured time, bicycle wheel, what if I told you that your lips were like venus, lips were like what? Lips were like venus and that my tongue was a trampoline?" sings Leo amid undulating bass, toppling drums and jabs of keyboard ambience.

                                                              Handle make music occupied by dark shapes that move beneath a roiling surface. Jolting, shattering, cracking, smoothed, bounded, punctuated. Handle's debut album ‘In Threes’ is a collection of frenetic sounds for frenzied forms. 'In Threes' was recorded and mixed by Robin Williams and follows on from the band's previous EP 'Demonstrations', released through their own imprint Absolute Fiction. 


                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                              Barry says: 'In Threes' is a brilliantly diverse, oddball suite of clashing grooves and jagged melodies. Sonically interesting, thematically consistent and ram-packed with influences from all over the musical spectrum. What a trip.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              01. Vocal Exercise
                                                              02. Punctured Time
                                                              03. What It Does
                                                              04. Lifes Work
                                                              05. Coagulate
                                                              06. Sunday Morning
                                                              07. Mhmm
                                                              08. Rubber Necks
                                                              09. In Tension
                                                              10. Step By Step
                                                              11. Describe

                                                              Ambienti Coassiali

                                                              Vol. 1 - Room 1-6

                                                              Ambienti Coassiali began in the '80s as a parallel project of Capricorni Pneumatici, in Milan and surrounding areas. Ambienti Coassiali's debut release, simply titled Vol. 1, was self-released as an incredibly limited cassette in 1988. The compositions were recorded solely with a Yamaha DX7 and two track Revox A77 tape machine, creating straight-to-tape minimalist ethereal FM synthesis compositions. Both the name of the project and the title of the pieces, numbered 1 to 6 corresponding to as many rooms (stanze), recall the concept of ambient music that underlies Vol. 1 - it is music that gradually reveals itself in its surreal development, and aims especially at the subconscious of those who do not listen carefully.
                                                              Parallel to the musical project Ambienti Coassiali, a video project has developed - not by chance called "Empty Heads" - which is based upon the same concepts. Originally prepared as ambient "video wallpaper", the video project incorporates synthetic images generated with analog electronic television equipment. Empty Heads participated in video festivals around the world in the late 1980s and the project has evolved over the last 30 years, realizing the finished Ambienti Coassiali Vol. 1 visual project in 2017. Remastered and issued on DVD, the Vol. 1 video project will be released for the first time in its entirety through Incidental Music.
                                                              With the release of 2017's Spare Rooms on Italy's legendary Artisti Del 900 (ADN) label, Incidental Music's 2018 vinyl re-issue of Vol. 1, and the forthcoming Vol. 2, Ambienti Coassiali continues to surprise with new compositions nearly 30 years later.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1. Room 1
                                                              A2. Room 2
                                                              A3. Room 3
                                                              B1. Room 4
                                                              B2. Room 5
                                                              B3. Room 6

                                                              Maria McKee

                                                              La Vita Nuova

                                                                Maria McKee has been out of the proverbial spotlight for some time, her creative talents re-engaging with her first love of acting, performance and the musical tapestries that accompany such activities.

                                                                Candid and passionate, she’s, quite simply, had a beatific awakening and in a crescendo of prose, her new album ‘La Vita Nuova’ unlocks her story, sketching out her journey that started many moons ago when she sang in her bedroom with her older brother, the late, great musical innovator Bryan MacLean. Along the way she retooled punk and country in Lone Justice, released a string of evocative and eclectic solo records, wrote chart topping hits and touched millions of people before seemingly disappearing…

                                                                Some of the new album sounds like modern show tunes for musical extravaganzas that are still to be penned.

                                                                ‘Little Beast’ is almost Disney-esque and ‘I Should Have Looked Away’ has a real stagey feel to it. Title track ‘La Vita Nouva’ and ‘Let Me Forget’ are all beautifully written stories of relationships in various states of evolution or disrepair. And, ‘However Worn’ is like a slice of American gothic.

                                                                A homage to new life, the completion of ‘La Vita Nuova’ saw Maria’s life entirely change and illustrates an important period in the artist’s life.

                                                                “It’s a really personal record; all I can do is tell my story. People can find their own meaning in it, taking them deeper, perhaps, into something they need to experience, I think that’s what music and art does.”

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Side A:
                                                                A1 Effigy Of Salt
                                                                A2 Page Of Cups
                                                                A3 Let Me Forget
                                                                A4 I Should Have Looked Away

                                                                Side B:
                                                                B1 Right Down To The Heart Of London
                                                                B2 La Vita Nuova
                                                                B3 Little Beast

                                                                Side C:
                                                                C1 Courage
                                                                C2 Ceann Bró
                                                                C3 The Last Boy

                                                                Side D:
                                                                D1 I Never Asked
                                                                D2 I Just Want To Know That You're Alright
                                                                D3 Weatherspace
                                                                D4 However Worn

                                                                Entrance

                                                                Promises

                                                                  ‘Promises’ is Entrance’s debut for Thrill Jockey Records, featuring four astonishingly unforgettable new songs. ‘Promises’ is the introduction to a fresh chapter in the story of Entrance.

                                                                  Entrance is the multi-talented singer-songwriter Guy Blakeslee. An artist’s artist, Entrance is a musician with the blues running through his veins. His newest creations add up to a set of rich, cinematic songs featuring expansive orchestration and imaginative storytelling, as unique to himself as they are, at times, evocative of Townes Van Zandt, Scott Walker and Gene Clark.

                                                                  Among his fans, he counts the likes of Spike Jonze, who featured Entrance’s interpretation of Skip James’ ‘I’m So Glad’ in the film ‘Her’. Players on the EP include Paz Lenchantin (Pixies) and Emily Kokal (Warpaint).


                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Promises
                                                                  Answer Within
                                                                  Waking Up
                                                                  Make Believe

                                                                  Deap Lips

                                                                  Deap Lips

                                                                    Deap Lips is Wayne & Steven from The Flaming Lips with Julie & Lindsey from Deap Vally. This special collaboration came together after a friendship formed between the bands

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. Home Thru Hell
                                                                    2. One Thousand Sisters With Aluminum Foil Calculators
                                                                    3. Shit Talkin
                                                                    4. Hope Hell High
                                                                    5. Motherfuckers Got To Go
                                                                    6. Love Is A Mind Control
                                                                    7. Wandering Witches
                                                                    8. The Pusher
                                                                    9. Not A Natural Man
                                                                    10. There Is Know Right There Is Know Wrong

                                                                    Any botanist will extol the virtues of cross-pollination, and musical hybrids are a Growing Bin speciality. For the latest release Parisian outfit Maât splice jazz with Balearic, dub, house and Afro to create a free thinking LP dedicated to world fusion fore-runners Codona.

                                                                    If Singu found calm amongst the chaos of Tokyo for ’Siku’ (GBR017), then Maât map out a Sunday stroll through the sun dappled streets of the Parisian banlieue on ’Solar Mantra’. Humming reeds converge into a pre-dawn chorus before dewy sequences and drifting syncopation signal sunrise over La Vilette, a perfect place to start ‘The Walk’. Skirting the Périphérique, the Parisian ensemble pick out a street percussionist by Boulevard d’Algérie then detour to Pré-Satint-Gervais to draw a bassline out of the Metro Area, adding an Environ cool to the uptempo ‘Jaki & Bryn’. With icy bells, brooding guitars and melancholic vocals, ‘Feuglace’ transports Miko’s garten to the 20th arrondissement while the polyrhythmic patter and micro-tuned guitars of ‘Solar Mantra’ see out the A-side with a fourth world hymn.

                                                                    Chakras cleansed and ready for a B-side rebirth, Maât take us dancing through Père Lachaise via organic house bomb ‘Quetzal Pacino’, an emotive exploration of rhythmic mallets, dreamy pads and propulsive bass, which moves like the Innerzone Orchestra re-arranged by Jon Hassell. Rest comes with the soothing pianos and swelling sine waves of the pastoral ‘Clarière’, a hazy homage to the noon sun on a clearing. Circular motifs, limber grooves and dubby bass mean we’re on the move again, slipping into Montreuil with the echo-drenched scat and firm back beats of ‘Mount Beuvray’, before ‘Llomé Dub’ takes us home in time for a cool beer and much needed smoke on the balcony. Acoustic guitar, lilting piano and a gorgeous female vocal ride the punchy bass and clattering drums to perfection, keeping us company until the day fades into a contented haze.

                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    Patrick says: Parisian ensemble Maat get green fingered with a debut LP on Growing Bin, fusing Balearic, dub, afro, acid and jazz into the gorgeous "Solar Mantra". Taking inspiration from the endless discoveries of the local digging scene, as well as the feeling of freedom as you put the city in your rear-view, these accomplished newcomers deliver the perfect soundtrack to an imminent spring.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    The Walk
                                                                    Jaki & Bryn
                                                                    Feuglace
                                                                    Solar Mantra
                                                                    Quetzal Pacino
                                                                    Clairière
                                                                    Mount Beuvray
                                                                    Llomé Dub

                                                                    Bobby Conn

                                                                    Recovery

                                                                      Bobby Conn returns with his first new album in 8 years. As always, the sound is the past 50 years of art rock and soul tossed into a blender and set on liquify. I was really into 10cc, J Dilla, Liaisons Dangeroux, Jean Claude Vannier, Anna Meredith, Slade, D'Angelo, etc. when writing this record, but I'm sure you can hear it for yourself. Musically, this is a collaboration with my partner Monica BouBou on violin and vocals and our Superband of drummer Josh Johannpeter, bassist Jim "Dallas" Cooper, keyboardist and string player Billie Howard, guitarist Devin Davis, and long time sound artist DJ LeDeuce. We recorded it over many months in a basement. There is a cameo by synth genius Felix Kubin on Brother. Mixed by the brilliant Tobias Levin and Hannes Plattmeier in Hamburg, Germany.

                                                                      Emotional Rescue presents the 2nd EP (of 4) highlighting the music of International Noise Orchestra. Centered around Ulrich Hornberg and Wolfgang Sperner, aka producers Gemini Brothers, this world "supergroup" released 5 LPs and 2 EPs in just 4 years.

                                                                      Again showcasing their rhythm, calm and power, a metaphysical, real sensitivity and intellectualism, all wrapped around the groove. Starting with their own instrumental remix of Gimme Move Lovin', this little known 12" B side has long been a play for "heads" and allows the band's Pop Balearic, esoteric meets electronics to shine, layering Fairlight samples over a funky bass 4/4 around some '88 Amnesia pool dive.

                                                                      Next the anthem, Yeh Naina Yaad Hai, as Asha Bhosle's beautiful vocals from the Manzil Manzil soundtrack, are mixed with drum machines to create a dream Bollywood meeting.

                                                                      Again side two features 3 songs and starts like EP 1 with Glynnis Thomas (Savage Progress) vocals, now atop a sax laden Synth Pop brain, mind and body dance. Alias, Internationales Gerauschorchester offer wonderful jazz leanings for A Lulu A Bobe Danz, where the "bop" takes a leftfield embrace. To close then, Mr Richard Strange returns, invoking The Driving Force, returning to the idiosyncratic, percussive Earthbeat. Listen!

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      A1. Gimme More Lovin (instrumental Muezzin Mix)
                                                                      A2. Yeh Naina Yaad Hai
                                                                      B1. Sick Of Love
                                                                      B2. A Lulu A Bobe Danz
                                                                      B3. Listen To The Earthbeat/The Driving Force

                                                                      International Teachers Of Pop

                                                                      Pop Gossip

                                                                        Music and dancing is one of the last great unifiers that we have. It doesn’t discriminate, it doesn’t care about race, sexual preferences, religion or what side of the fence you are on politically. Music chooses you and you just have to submit yourself to its peculiar yet tender headlock! ‘Don’t Diss the Disco’ is about that. It references Studio 54, Grace Jones & Bianca Jagger on a White Horse - but it’s mainly about clubs where we and our friends frequent like ‘Homoelectric in Manchester. This is a song for our kind of freaks and miscreants and the incessant snobbery faced by them for liking good pop music, good disco, genre’s that on the surface might not be deemed cool, but actually save souls. Says ITOP founder Adrian Flanagan (The Moonlandingz/ Eccentronic Research Council/ Adult Entertainment).

                                                                        Singer Leonore Wheatley adds.
                                                                        We wanted to capture that sweaty, hazy, manic, exciting mess in a song, that captures those halcyon days of Clubbing in Sheffield & Manchester, that moment the adrenaline kicks in and everyone in the room is your brother or sister.”

                                                                        Talking about the album, Adrian said:
                                                                        We recorded it all and produced it all ourselves at Dean’s Bowling green studio in Sheffield, it’s the best thing we’ve done since the last thing we did, which I know sounds unbelievable, but it really is! We also included Katie Mason on this record who sings live with us as a double pronged two headed front person with Leonore - and their voices together work like a harmonious dream. Katie & Leonore have been friends since primary school so you can’t fake that dynamic, it’s unbreakable) .

                                                                        Leonore adds:
                                                                        We decided to go deeper into the club realm. We wanted the record and live shows to go hand in hand, bringing the spectators more into becoming part of the performance. Dean Honer who mixed the album and who has worked with everyone from Jarvis Cocker to Britney Spears said:
                                                                        I like that we have a disco song about fillicide commited by the Queen. (The Tower) I wonder if Meghan and Harry heard our early demo?


                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Barry says: ITOP return with their newest LP of thumping basslines, sparkling arpeggios and stone-cold groove. It's a heady combination that really captured our attention on the self-titled debut but goes even further this time. Neon grooves, huge monophonic basslines and all of the heart of the debut. Incredible record.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Don’t Diss The Disco
                                                                        2. Gaslight
                                                                        3. I Stole Yer Plimoles (feat. Jason Williamson)
                                                                        4. Flood Club
                                                                        5. A Change
                                                                        6. Prince (The Final Wheelie) (Introducing Katie-Mason)
                                                                        7. The Red Dots (Dirty Mind)
                                                                        8. Beats Working For A Living (For Martin)
                                                                        9. Ein Weiterer Stein In Der Wand (End Of Days Mix)
                                                                        10. Femenergy
                                                                        11. The Tower

                                                                        Last time Tornado Wallace worked his magic in long form he treated us to "Lonely Planet", a gorgeous collection of Balearic house grooves which landed near the top of our end of year chart. Now the Berlin-based Aussie serves up a five track mini-LP for Optimo Music, channeling progressive house churn, trance idents and tribal percussion into the psychedelic assualt of "Midnight Mania". 
                                                                        Presumably well into the toad, the Tornado finds a middle ground between the wild synth freak outs Baldelli and Loda dropped in cosmic mode, and the neon clad bangers which bounced round Goa a decade later. Shuffling rhythms, alive with hand drums and pitched percussion sit beneath wormhole sequences, snatches of cryptic vocal and bursts of techy melody, constantly propelling the listener forward through this nocturnal sonic playground.

                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Patrick says: Tornado Wallace lends his trance-inducing arrangements a darker shade of psychedelia here, fusing cosmic synth and prog house into a twisted soundtrack for the Goan full moon...

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Midnight Mania
                                                                        Atoms
                                                                        Mundane Brain
                                                                        PNG (Praise No Ghosts)
                                                                        Jungle Dream

                                                                        Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon

                                                                        Temperature High (Benjamin Freeney Versions)

                                                                          'Foom label head Benjamin Freeney reworks Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon's restless, psychedelic epic, "Temperature High" into three new forms (two cuts for the dancefloor, and one ambient interlude), rearranging the rich source material of the original (metallic field recordings from the New York subway, Peter Gordon's original Korg bassline reincarnated in sub-bass form, Tim Burgess' ethereal vocal cut-up into new patterns) and fusing it with new percussive and melodic elements. The original track was featured on Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon’s Same Language, Different Worlds album from 2016, with contributions from Arthur Russell's close collaborators Peter Zummo and Mustafa Ahmed, as well as Factory Floor’s Nik Void.'

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. Temperature High (Benjamin Freeney Cold Light Dub)
                                                                          2. Temperature High (Benjamin Freeney Interlude Dub)
                                                                          3. Temperature High (Benjamin Freeney Warm Blood Dub)

                                                                          X

                                                                          Alphabetland

                                                                            While everyone is social distancing, closing ranks and donning masks while they shop, life can seem somewhat surreal to the senses. Yet, through all of the chaos, one thing is constant, music brings us together. Now, on the 40th Anniversary of the landmark, Los Angeles, and 35 years since the original band have released an album – X, one of the greatest Punk Rock bands in music history, releases ALPHABETLAND. The original foursome - Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake have now made the album available for fans to purchase and by adapting to this moment, X continues to embody the same spirit they did when they began in 1977.

                                                                            “When your heart is broken you think every song is about that. These songs were written in the last 18 months & it blows my mind how timely they are,” explained John Doe. “We all want our family, friends & fans to hear our records as soon as it's finished. This time we could do that. Thanks to Fat Possum & our audience.” 

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            Barry says: Alphabetland is exactly what we need right now, rawkous good-natured punk-rock. Irreverent in places but as politically charged as you'd expect from some veterans of the scene. Brilliantly good fun, and as serious as it needs to be.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1. ALPHABETLAND
                                                                            2. Free
                                                                            3. Water & Wine
                                                                            4. Strange Life
                                                                            5. I Gotta Fever
                                                                            6. Delta 88 Nightmare
                                                                            7. Star Chambered
                                                                            8. Angel On The Road
                                                                            9. Cyrano DeBerger's Back
                                                                            10. Goodbye Year, Goodbye
                                                                            11. All The Time In The World

                                                                            Steve Maxwell Von Braund

                                                                            The Return To Monster Planet

                                                                              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE AUGUST 29TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
                                                                              LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


                                                                              To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the 1975 cult electronic album Monster Planet by Steve Maxwell Von Braund (a member of the legendary Australian electronic group Cybotron), The Roundtable present the lost sequel.Previously unreleased until now.- Featuring newly commissioned artwork by the Finder Keepers label boss Andy Votel.- Limited edition of 500 including a random 100 coloured copies.- Includes download code.

                                                                              The Phoenix Foundation

                                                                              Friend Ship

                                                                                The Phoenix Foundation have lived many lives. From high school distortion addicts to indie folk trippers to masters of motorik dream pop. It’s been five years since their last album, Give Up Your Dreams, but that downtime has been well spent. The New Zealand outfit have been writing, recording, touring with a Symphony Orchestra, creating the acclaimed soundtrack for Taika Waititi's Hunt For The Wilderpeople, building shrines to light, creating scores for VR, producing other bands and, that most lockdown-friendly activity, baking sourdough.

                                                                                Slowly, when they could, the six old friends found time to work together in studios, garages, forests, and sheds to put together the concise ten song set of that is Friend Ship. “We took such a long break after Give Up Your Dreams that when we did decide to make a new record we all felt it needed to be in some esoteric sense different,” says co-lead singer Samuel Flynn Scott. “To me that meant returning to something more focused. Honing in on the songs before we went deep into the arrangements and freaky sounds.” And the results reflect this approach too. Whilst Friend Ship, as you would expect, weaves seamlessly between dreamy introspective pop, stretched out grooves and psychedelic rock, it also exists as a collection of masterfully crafted songs.

                                                                                Friend Ship features vocals from Nadia Reid, Tiny Ruins’ Hollie Fullbrook and Anita Clark aka Motte plus sumptuous string arrangements performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.


                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Barry says: Phoenix Foundation present a widescreen look at the blurred peripheries between dream pop, synthwave and good old fashioned indie music here with their latest outing, Friend Ship'. Beautifully smooth, soaringly melodic and deeply comforting, The Phoenix Foundation have done it again.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. Guru
                                                                                2. Miserable Meal (with The NZSO)
                                                                                3. Hounds Of Hell (with Nadia Reid)
                                                                                4. Decision Dollars (with Hollie Fullbrook)
                                                                                5. Transit Of Venus (with The NZSO)
                                                                                6. Tranquility (with Hollie Fullbrook)
                                                                                7. Landline
                                                                                8. Former Glory (with Anita Clark)
                                                                                9. My Kitchen Rules
                                                                                10. Trem Sketch

                                                                                Running the anything goes travelling warehouse rave "Fusion mes Couilles" Emma DJ and Ishaq have created a unique situation with their party series in Paris. The two have been able to do what not many have, which is create a party environment strictly on their own terms, with no outside influence, no pandering to agents or the trends of the day and no outside money rearing its head trying to influence. This endeavor is no small feat considering the oversaturated and bland nitelife climate over the last years in the city. The result of their hard work, has been a large scale dedicated fanbase that trust them, hands down.

                                                                                Over these years both Emma DJ and Ishaq had been working independently on their own productions as well, with Emma DJ recently releasing a slew of tapes in a hyperactive, machine gun manner, while Ishaq makes his first appearance on wax here.
                                                                                On the "Fusion" split lp we get four tracks from Emma DJ on the a-side and four tracks from Ishaq on the b-side...both artists bring their unique takes on modern dance music on each side of the record from gnarled acid, to tweaked IDM, to broken techno, or ADD chopped guitar loop beats, this is a truly unique release documenting the sound of the top crew in the Paris underground.
                                                                                Artwork licensed from NYC street photographer Richard Sandler

                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Patrick says: Always a ballsy move putting such an iconic image on your sleeve but this split LP earns its stripes within the first minute of the opener. Growling sequences, fractured drum machines and industrial idents are presented in fresh and original ways, switching up the techno blueprint for 2020.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1. Emma DJ - More Is More Euphoric
                                                                                A2. Emma DJ - Fuzmec
                                                                                A3. Emma DJ - Stratocaster
                                                                                A4. Emma DJ - Vector
                                                                                B1. Ishaq - Mantis Ale
                                                                                B2. Ishaq - Shutdown Spitface
                                                                                B3. Ishaq - Forest Manned Wolf
                                                                                B4. Ishaq - Snowtop

                                                                                Da Lata

                                                                                Jungle Kitten / Asking Eyes

                                                                                Manfredo Fest’s jazz-funk masterpiece ‘Jungle Kitten’ was the first release on the legendary Bluebird imprint back in 1979, and it has remained a classic ever since. Now Da Lata come through with their own gorgeous cover featuring broken beat legend Kaidi Tatham on synth and a whole crew of London’s best musicians rounding out the line up. This is organic dance floor pressure and fluid heavy grooving at the confluence of disco and samba packed with positivity and uplifting warmth. The B-side sees their epic version of Rafaella Renzulli’s “asking eyes” featuring Vanessa Freeman finally out on vinyl.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. Jungle Kitten
                                                                                2. Asking Eyes

                                                                                The Fall

                                                                                Live At St. Helens Technical College '81

                                                                                  "I’ve had the pleasure of being a Fall fan since I was a teen.

                                                                                  I was lucky enough to have some guidance from my local record shop stoner-lords.

                                                                                  They turned me on to many of my heroes, but once I heard my first slanted and barky Fall song, I was part of the army for life.

                                                                                  The word prolific gets tossed around a lot.

                                                                                  It almost seems like a slag-off in the press, as if they wish the artist would produce less so they wouldn’t have to do their self imposed job of judging releases for the rabble.

                                                                                  The Fall is subjected to this lazy word often.

                                                                                  Yet I can honestly say that I am SO thankful for any nugget of Fall that lands at my feet and in my brain.

                                                                                  Live Fall performances are always a pleasure because they seem to take what already made the Fall great and push it even a bit more into the rough and bloody uncharted wasteland that is drug scorched proto-punk and heady political poetry.

                                                                                  So, it is with great pleasure that we introduce this Fall bootleg soundboard recording to you.

                                                                                  Recorded during one of the many strong points in the bands vast and mighty history.

                                                                                  They really burn bright here and bring every ounce of what you expect from this formidable force.

                                                                                  We have reached out to every surviving member of the band, the sound person, the bootlegger who recorded it and the photographer and received their blessings & help piecing it all together.

                                                                                  Castle Face will be donating 50% of our profits to Centrepoint which helps the homeless in the Manchester area get back on their feet, so the local and deserving Fall fans get a little, and give a little back, too.

                                                                                  Nothing but the hits here folks and as raw as you dig it.

                                                                                  This one really is exceptional in terms of live sound for The Fall.

                                                                                  All the stars were aligned over St. Helens that eve.

                                                                                  And it wouldn’t be complete with a bit of Fall fan saltiness so, fuck you too, Jason.” - John Dwyer

                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Barry says: Well look at this. It's a Fall live recording, which is obviously superb but it's also presented by Castle Face records, who have a superb reputation for bringing lovely vinyl packages that sound great. If you like The Fall, then this really is a no-brainer.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Blob ’59
                                                                                  Prole Art Threat
                                                                                  Jawbone And The Air Rifle
                                                                                  Middle Mass
                                                                                  Rowche Rumble
                                                                                  An Older Lover
                                                                                  City Hobgoblins
                                                                                  Leave The Capitol
                                                                                  The NWRA
                                                                                  Gramme Friday
                                                                                  Fit And Working Again
                                                                                  Muzorewi’s Daughter
                                                                                  Slates, Slags, Etc

                                                                                  Lanterns On The Lake

                                                                                  Gracious Tide, Take Me Home - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                    The band’s much-loved debut has been meticulously remastered at Abbey Road studios and will be released on double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with gold foil print. Additionally, the album comes with five previously unreleased tracks recorded during the original sessions, details of which can be found in the track-list below.

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

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

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

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

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                    The Descendents

                                                                                    9th & Walnut

                                                                                      Put simply, this is the DESCENDENTS' earliest material, representing a "lost" pre-MGTC album. Most of these songs have not been heard—until now.

                                                                                      Formed in L.A.'s South Bay in 1978, DESCENDENTS began as a power trio featuring bassist Tony Lombardo, drummer Bill Stevenson, and guitarist Frank Navetta (d. 2008). The band recruited vocalist Milo Aukerman in 1980 and began establishing themselves as major players in the Southern California Punk movement. Over the years, the band has sustained a potent chemistry and shared vision, further cementing them as punk legends.

                                                                                      In 2002, the original four-piece lineup — Frank Navetta, Tony Lombardo, Bill Stevenson, and Milo Aukerman — got back into the studio to finally record their first-ever songs. The songs were written by the band from 1977 through 1980, before recording the Fat EP (1981) and the Milo Goes to College LP (1982).

                                                                                      Every element of DESCENDENTS' genre-creating sound is here: Stevenson's hyper-caffeinated surf-beats, Lombardo's intrepid bass, Navetta's crunching attack, Aukerman's impassioned, infinitely relatable singing—and all those great melodies and harmonies.

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                      Barry says: '9th & Walnut' offers the essential missing link in the Descendents history, before their 1982 breakthrough classic 'Milo Goes To College'. It's a richly rewarding listen, with moments aplenty of that classic early skate-punk sound, and a great insight into the development of one of the most well known US punk acts.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      Sailor's Choice
                                                                                      Crepe Suzette
                                                                                      You Make Me Sick
                                                                                      Lullaby
                                                                                      Nightage
                                                                                      Baby Doncha Know
                                                                                      Tired Of Being Tired
                                                                                      I'm Shaky
                                                                                      Grudge
                                                                                      Mohicans
                                                                                      Like The Way I Know
                                                                                      It’s A Hectic World
                                                                                      To Remember
                                                                                      Yore Disgusting
                                                                                      It's My Hair
                                                                                      I Need Some
                                                                                      Ride The Wild
                                                                                      Glad All Over

                                                                                      Mouth Congress

                                                                                      Ahhh The Pollution

                                                                                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE AUGUST 29TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
                                                                                        LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


                                                                                        Color vinyl.Never before released three track 7" from Mouth Congress, the musical comedy duo of Scott Thompson and Paul Bellini, best known for Kids in the Hall.Captured Tracks plans to release a 2LP Compilation of the band's music later in 2020.

                                                                                        Tasha

                                                                                        Tell Me What You Miss The Most

                                                                                          Tasha’s second album, ‘Tell Me What You Miss The Most’ mingles pockets of introspection with wide, expansive, marveling at what’s yet to come. Born and raised in Chicago, Tasha is a musician who writes songs that take loving and longing seriously. Whether dwelling in the sad thrum of an impending break up or the dizzying, heart thumping waltz of new infatuation, here is an album that traces one artist’s relationship to herself in love. Full of deep, invigorating inhales and relieved, joyful exhales, Tell Me What You Miss The Most is an exquisitely crafted breath of much needed air.

                                                                                          Tell Me What You Miss the Most isn’t just a catalogue of tenderness it’s also a showcase of Tasha’s growing and formidable musician-ship. “When I made Alone at Last, I had only been writing songs for two years. I hardly even knew what kind of song writer I was. But this record feels much stronger as far as a representation of my songwriter and musicianship,” says Tasha, adding “I did feel like I was piloting it in a way that I haven’t really felt before.”
                                                                                          “I was inspired by a distance I felt from myself,” says Tasha of the album, “the writing was kind of born from this desire to get back to an intimacy, or honesty, with myself.” Other inspirations include kissing, long drives in nature, her mother, and “winter and all that it allows (being alone inside, wrapped up in something warm, feeling things deeply.)” Her list of inspirations is a collection of types of touch; fleeting affectionate touch, the brush of a knit blanket, the bracing grip of feeling one’s own skin twinned in a palm. So too does the album veer in and out of touch with Tasha herself, tracing tenderness and loneliness, the paradox of feeling held and utterly abandoned at once.

                                                                                          “Tasha makes wondrous, gentle soul that advocates for self-care.” – Pitchfork.

                                                                                          “Genre fluid like Lianne La Havas and Jamila Woods, with decorative-but-unobtrusive guitar work and electronics, Tasha roots her songs in a conversational poetry that hits like heart pangs.” - NPR Music.

                                                                                          “Her gentle, resplendent songs are a salve for those who struggle to find space to be themselves.” - Chicago Reader.


                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                          1. Bed Song 1
                                                                                          2. History
                                                                                          3. Perfect Wife
                                                                                          4. Sorry’s Not Enough
                                                                                          5. Love Interlude
                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                          1. Dream Still
                                                                                          2. Burton Island
                                                                                          3. Lake Superior
                                                                                          4. Year From Now
                                                                                          5. Bed Song 2

                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                          May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson

                                                                                            All formats come with a free Piccadilly Records EOY Sampler CD whilst stocks last.

                                                                                            Texan Roky Erickson was one of the true mind-blowing pioneers of psychedelic music. The original leader of the Austin-based 13th Floor Elevators formed in 1965, Erickson and band invented a brand new style of rock & roll, one that was slightly unhinged while it explored the consciousness-expanding influence of LSD on music. After three years, the group imploded with mental issues and legal challenges, ending with Erickson being incarcerated for several years in the Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Rusk, Texas. When he was released in the early ’70s the musician continued on his own trail, recording songs that had come to him in his far-flung cerebral wanderings. Erickson, who passed away May 31, 2019, is now celebrated on this 12-track tribute to one of the most original rockers ever.

                                                                                            The participants range the whole world of modern music, and each chose one of Erickson’s originals to stamp their own imprint on. They include Lucinda Williams, Billy F Gibbons, The Black Angels, Margo Price, Mosshart Sexton (Alison Mosshart & Charlie Sexton), Neko Case, Mark Lanegan & Lynn Castle, Jeff Tweedy, Gary Clark Jr & Eve Monsees, Ty Segall, Chelsea Wolfe, and Brogan Bentley. With the full support of the Roky Erickson estate, the album is produced by Bill Bentley, executive producer of the 1990 Roky Erickson tribute album Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye on Sire Records, with associate producers Matt Sullivan, co-founder/co-owner of Light in the Attic, and Wyatt Bentley.

                                                                                            The songs range from Erickson’s debut iconic original, “You’re Gonna Miss Me,” recorded when he was a member first in The Spades and then the 13th Floor Elevators during the early ‘60s in Austin, to some of Erickson’s later songs, like “If You Have Ghosts,” which heard him exploring some of the outer limits of the human psyche. Each new recording is a stunning modern take on the sound that Roky Erickson gave the world over a half-century of writing, recording and touring. No one has ever equaled those explorations.
                                                                                            This truly is the music of the spheres, as Erickson once sang about his sound, as seen through the eyes and ears of those who are united in their love and respect for a person who dedicated his life to rock & roll. Roky Erickson, through the trials and tribulations of a man both imbued with greatness and haunted by darkness, never quit in his quest to share with others what he heard and saw. As he sang on the 13th Floor Elevators last recording, “May the circle remain unbroken.”


                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            Billy F Gibbons - (I've Got) Levitation
                                                                                            Mosshart Sexton - Starry Eyes
                                                                                            Jeff Tweedy - For You (I'd Do Anything)
                                                                                            Lynn Castle & Mark Lanegan - Clear Night For Love
                                                                                            The Black Angels - Don't Fall Down
                                                                                            Neko Case - Be And Bring Me Home
                                                                                            Margo Price - Red Temple Prayer (Two-Headed Dog)
                                                                                            Gary Clark Jr. & Eve Monsees - Roller Coaster
                                                                                            Ty Segall - Night Of The Vampire
                                                                                            Lucinda Williams - You're Gonna Miss Me
                                                                                            Chelsea Wolfe - If You Have Ghosts
                                                                                            Brogan Bentley - May The Circle Remain Unbroken

                                                                                            Paul Weller

                                                                                            Illumination - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                              First ever vinyl reissue of Paul Weller’s sixth solo studio album Illumination. Originally released in September 2002, the UK #1 album includes the hit singles “It’s Written in The Stars” (#7) and “Leafy Mysteries” (#23) with guest performances from Carleen Anderson, Jocelyn Brown, Kelly Jones and Noel Gallagher. Features faithful original packaging replication including bespoke sleeve with rounded corners, cut at London’s Metropolis Studios and pressed on 180g vinyl at MPO in France.

                                                                                              Molly Burch

                                                                                              Romantic Images

                                                                                                Romantic Images, Molly Burch’s third album, marks a distinct evolution for Burch, both emotionally and sonically. Recorded in Denver with Tennis’ Alaina Moore and Pat Riley producing, the collection celebrates the timeless delights of a well-crafted pop song, flirting with Blondie, Madonna, and even Mariah Carey as it forges a joyful soundtrack to liberation and self-discovery.

                                                                                                Burch deliberately worked with more women collaborators than ever before on the album, and the results are transcendent, reveling in the passion and the power of the divine feminine. The collection prioritizes ecstasy and escape, and Burch’s commitment to collective catharsis in her lifted, airy delivery manages to exude both thoughtful introspection and carefree abandon all at once. The shadow still lurks on the album, to be sure, but the light ultimately wins, and the result is an intoxicating collection all about coming into our truest selves.

                                                                                                When it came to mixing and mastering the material, Burch put her faith in Gloria Kaba (Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest), Mikaelin “Blue” Bluespruce (Solange Knowles), and Heba Kadry (Bjork, Beach House) to truly understand where she was coming from with the music.

                                                                                                Burch designed the record to mirror the emotional journey that went into creating it, sequencing the music to work its way from jittery indecision to poised certainty over the course of ten mesmerizing tracks. Exhilarating opener “Control” takes a leap of faith as it learns to make peace with letting go, while the infectious “Heart Of Gold” grapples with wanting what you can’t have. By the time the silky “New Beginning” rolls around, Burch begins settling into a newfound sureness that dominates the collection’s second half, with the addictive “Emotion” (a collaboration between Burch and her Captured Tracks labelmate Wild Nothing) celebrating a spectrum of emotions as fuel for creativity.

                                                                                                “I’ve written quite a bit about anxiety and heartbreak in the past,” Burch reflects, “but this record is more inspired by confidence and self-love. This is the most me I’ve ever sounded on an album.”

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Barry says: With a pretty legendary lineup of collaborators and producers working in conjunction with Burch, this was never going to be anything but superb. It's with a great deal of pleasure then, that I can confirm her singular writing style and unmistakeable vocal direction is at it's peak here. A brilliantly enjoyable and gorgeously evocative selection, drenched in nostalgic production and clever writing.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Control
                                                                                                2. Games
                                                                                                3. Heart Of Gold
                                                                                                4. Romantic Images
                                                                                                5. New Beginning
                                                                                                6. Took A Minute
                                                                                                7. Emotion
                                                                                                8. Honeymoon Phase
                                                                                                9. Easy
                                                                                                10. Back In Time

                                                                                                Slow Club

                                                                                                Christmas, Thanks For Nothing EP

                                                                                                  It is often the case with popular music that those recordings which have the most profound impact and long-term appeal are often the ones which are produced in a moment without much deliberation or agenda. And that has certainly been the case with Slow Club’s EP of Christmas songs.

                                                                                                  The first single from the E.P, Christmas TV, was actually written in soundcheck at Birmingham Barfly and released as a free download for Christmas 2008. The rest of the EP was written and recorded in a short burst in late summer 2009 at Axis Studios in Sheffield and in their friend’s bedroom. It came at a moment of intense creativity for the band when the songs were coming thick and fast and the duo were really hitting their stride. The differing musical styles of the pair was already becoming apparent across the three original compositions and three covers, and there is a real sense of a band pushing their limits in a way which would coalesce in the recording of their breakthrough second album the following year.

                                                                                                  The E.P was released on 14th December 2009 and on 17th December they played London’s Union Chapel. The show was a huge success and quickly became a much-loved Christmas institution which endured right up to 2016 when the band played their last one before taking a hiatus to pursue solo projects. Of the EP songs it’s Christmas TV more than any other that has seeped into the cultural Christmas soundtrack and has taken on a life beyond the context of the E.P and its creators.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. All Alone At Christmas
                                                                                                  2. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
                                                                                                  3. It's Christmas And You're Boring Me
                                                                                                  4. Christmas, Thanks For Nothing
                                                                                                  5. Silent Night

                                                                                                  El Goodo

                                                                                                  Zombie

                                                                                                    An incomparable world of bug-eyed, harmony-rich folk-pop-psych-alt-country-rock lies in wait for intrepid listeners as the best Welsh band the world nearly forgot, El Goodo, return with only their fourth album in a 20-year career, Zombie. 

                                                                                                    The result of a rapid-fire period of easy-come recording at the legendary Rockfield Studios in the company of experimental producer, Tim Lewis (aka Thighpaulsandra, a Julian Cope collaborator and former member of Spiritualized), El Goodo’s 13-track long player gathers loose ends from the band’s stop-start lifespan, as well as brand new songs exploring parenthood, losing parents and – tangentially – Spanish surrealist film.

                                                                                                    Featuring over 20 musicians – including core members Pixy Jones (lead vocals/guitars/keys), Elliott Jones (drums), Jason Jones (vocals/guitars) and Andrew Cann (bass) – the album welcomes contributions from Sweet Baboo/Stephen Black (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute) and Welsh Music Prize-nominee, Eugene Capper (violin/slide guitar). The Grey Tower itself is assembled of 17 players, finessing the ride between bright, sun-dappled hippy pop and intense, squally fuzz with saxophone, harmonica, heavy strings and a Baldwin Electric Harpsichord.

                                                                                                    Originally intending their collaboration with a dedicated producer to be a double-album, a new sense of purpose and direction instead guided them to a drum-tight clutch of tracks that just fits on two sides instead of four. As well as recording Zombie direct to tape, El Goodo dug around in Lewis’ rich archive of analogue equipment at his Aeriel studio in Carmarthenshire, including a rare Univox early synth used by Joe Meek in the recording of his 1962 game-changer Telstar (now used by the band on I Can’t Leave). The result of their journey is a rich tapestry of valve-powered sound, recalling the White Album, Scott Walker, The Troggs, Gene Clark, the Beach Boys and numerous other ‘golden-age’ sonic explorers.

                                                                                                    Named after Lewis’ sadly-departed dog, Zombie – etched in the band’s memories and nasal passages as a vegetable-loving creature, with noxious after effects - the album’s title follows in El Goodo’s tradition of naming albums after animals, succeeding 2009’s Coyote and 2017’s, widely-acclaimed, By Order Of The Moose.

                                                                                                    Forming in the late 90s, El Goodo (named after the Big Star song, Ballad Of El Goodo) emerged with intent as not only a support band for Super Furry Animals on their 2006 Love Kraft UK tour, but also as label mates as the Furries released the band’s self-titled debut on their Placid Casual label in 2005. Haphazardly piecing together records using faulty equipment in a crumbling village hall in their sleepy hometown of Resolven, the next 15 years has seen El Goodo blip contentedly on the radar as a gently persistent musical jewel cherished by knowing audiophiles. Their association with the Furries persists as Zombie is released on Cian Ciarán and Dafydd Ieuan’s Cardiff-based, Strangetown Records. 


                                                                                                    A O Gerber

                                                                                                    Another Place To Need

                                                                                                      "To me, this record is about fantasy," explains A.O. Gerber of her debut LP, Another Place To Need. "It’s about fantasy and loneliness, and about how living in the fiction of your own head can make you lonely." The Los Angeles-based artist will peak interest from fans of Angel Olsen and Big Thief thanks to her thought-provoking songwriting, as punchy and inspiring as it is intimate and deft. The A.O. Gerber story is just beginning and with Another Place To Need she is aligning herself as one of the most captivating indie newcomers to appear this year.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      SIDE A
                                                                                                      1. Old Blue
                                                                                                      2. Strangers
                                                                                                      3. In The Morning
                                                                                                      4. Full Bloom

                                                                                                      SIDE B
                                                                                                      1. Tell Me
                                                                                                      2. Every Time
                                                                                                      3. Bleeders
                                                                                                      4. All I've Known

                                                                                                      Truly, the luscious, soulful new album from Manchester singer-songwriter Caoilfhionn Rose (pronounced Keelin) moves through a tapestry of curious musical inflections; nods towards folk, jazz, ambient, electronica and even a subtle influence of psychedelia, it never stands still to take a breath, despite its ethereal and delicate core. Out April 9th on Gondwana Records (Mammal Hands, Portico Quartet, Matthew Halsall, Hania Rani), in Truly, the young singer-songwriter has accomplished a body of work that is both sonically and lyrically wise beyond her years.

                                                                                                      Co-produced by Kier Stewart of The Durutti Column following Rose's collaborative endeavours with them on their album Chronicle LX:XL, the musician's song writing draws from a diverse palette of influences, including Building Instrument, Rachel Sermanni, Alabaster dePlume and Broadcast. Rose also professes to a love for beautiful, stripped back, piano based music, such as Dustin O'Halloran and label mate Hania Rani.

                                                                                                      Truly came to exist due to a deep-routed need to create – even though its conception was interrupted as Caoilfhionn Rose recovered in hospital from an illness, she found strength within writing music. "In Spring 2019 I took part in a gig swap with my good friend and fellow musician Kristian Harting who is from Denmark. We played several gigs in the UK but unfortunately the Denmark part of the tour was cut short as I was taken ill. I was hospitalised for several weeks and have taken the last year out to recover" says Rose. "I gradually returned to finishing my second album" she continues. "Coming back to creating after being unwell was challenging but also therapeutic. This record marks a difficult time of my life and writing it helped get me through that. I am really grateful to have music as an outlet." It may be this tremendously challenging period that has abetted its characterising qualities.

                                                                                                      Rose's beautifully restrained vocal is all at once soothing yet mesmerising. She demands and holds attention through her evident talent yet hypnotises the listener into a trance with her experimental tendencies. "After being unwell, getting back to recording helped me recover my voice after not singing for so long. Finishing bits of songs, writing lyrics and recording vocals helped me get back on my feet and get better."

                                                                                                      Lead single from the album – 'Flourish' – is an intoxicating song that meditates on being present in the moment, allowing peace to come to you. "The song 'Flourish' is about looking forwards with hope and possibility, 'let it flow away, let it turn around and flourish'. It's about finding peace and feeling wonder again" says Rose about the track. "'Flourish' hints at the ideas of what could be, how things can unfold if you let go 'and just be here'."

                                                                                                      A message of hope is instilled throughout the record, echoed again in 'Fireflies', a song inspired by a campsite in France, which became filled with fireflies at night. "To me 'Fireflies' has a nostalgic and comforting feel. It's about feeling hopeful about the future 'though there may be dark clouds the sun will always come'. There are references to older lyrics I have written. The line 'free from all the chaos' is a nod to a song I collaborated on with The Durutti Column. The song is about acknowledging the past and moving on as 'time is always healing'."

                                                                                                      A recurring theme of reflection and being grounded in the present, acknowledging the past and looking forwards with courage is one that envelopes 'Truly', and is something that is echoed in its beautiful swelling flourishes and its tranquillity – resonating with atmosphere, the album all at once sounds so large and yet so subdued. "The line on Every Waking Minute; 'we forget what lies behind the eyes' is about remembering that everyone has their own things going on and challenges to face but we should 'feel every waking minute', become aware of what's unfolding around us outside of our own stories. It's a self-reflective song really, reminding myself that 'life can take you bysurprise', there are going to be ups and downs along the way"

                                                                                                      Elsewhere on the album, Rose explores the connection between nature and life on single To Me. "I love going on long walks and the healing power of nature is a recurring theme in a lot of my lyrics. I have a very optimistic outlook and I find solace in the small things like being outdoors."

                                                                                                      Caoilfhionn's debut Awaken, co-produced with label mate Matthew Halsall, saw the singer, songwriter and producer tie together remnants of Manchester's musical past with its evolving present. Prior to this, the artist collaborated with one of her biggest musical influences, Vini Reilly of The Durutti Column. The musician worked with the Manchester band on four songs on their album Chronicle LX:XL. "I've learnt a lot from collaborating with musicians like Vini Reilly, Matthew Halsall and my bandmates" says Rose. "This is reflected in my current style and approach to making music. I no longer just write as a therapeutic or reflective process; I can write more abstractly and outwardly."

                                                                                                      Kier Stewart of The Durutti Column co-produced her latest offering, Truly, following his band's collaborations with Rose. "I befriended Kier after we worked together. Collaborating with The Durutti Column was my first experience of recording music with other people in a studio." Together, the pair have created something expansive yet fragile – and altogether unique. "He's brought so much to this project" she says. "I feel Keir has brought out the best in the songs, adding really intricate and subtle details and effects. It was inspiring getting to work with Keir and I've learnt a lot from his approach of just experimenting and seeing what works."

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Flourish
                                                                                                      2. To Me
                                                                                                      3. Tubercular Skies
                                                                                                      4. Fireflies
                                                                                                      5. Every Waking Minute
                                                                                                      6. Point In Time
                                                                                                      7. Readiness Is All
                                                                                                      8. Paths
                                                                                                      9. Truly
                                                                                                      10. Hold Your Own
                                                                                                      11. All That Light

                                                                                                      Bored At My Grandmas House

                                                                                                      Sometimes I Forget You're Human Too EP - Repress

                                                                                                        Bored At My Grandma's House is the moniker of 19-year old Leeds-based Amber Strawbridge, starting out as an exercise in passing time when she was quite literally bored at her Grandma's place. First single & EP opener 'Showers' is about time alone & listening to your mind - “Do you ever think of showers as like a new beginning?“ is a poignant opening line, about that therapeutic space for you to really think and let your thoughts surface. In Amber's own words "showers are a kind of therapy in my opinion, they give you time to reflect and think without influence from anything external."

                                                                                                        Born in Whitehaven, Cumbria to musical family, and raised on the likes of Bowie & Pink Floyd there was always plenty of opportunity to mess around on the various instruments lying around the house. Attempts at proper music lessons went awry as Amber shunned the rules & rigidity, and so instead she gradually taught herself piano, guitar & drums. After time travelling in Cambodia, teaching English & helping with projects in various villages, Amber stayed with her Grandma & began to use the aeons of spare time to make tunes on Garageband & upload them to soundcloud. As a wave of BBC Introducing support rolled in, coupled with a move to Leeds to study music, the bedroom set-up evolved & a full EP began to take shape.

                                                                                                        Playing all the instruments & self-recording most of the EP at home, Amber took the tracks to Alex Greaves (Working Men's Club, Bdrmm) at the Nave studio for live drums & some final mixing flourishes, leaving an EP full of lo-fi charm but with a studio feel. Inspired by Slowdive, Wolf Alice & Alvvays, Sometimes I Forget You're Human Too showcases Amber's singular vision of indie-pop, on an EP that deals with topics like humanity, nostalgia & the current refugee crisis.

                                                                                                        Speaking on the EP title Amber says "Sometimes I forget you’re human too is the realisation that everyone is the same. In the sense that we are all human, everyone has issues and problems to face, everyone makes mistakes and has success. I used to compare myself to others a lot and think ‘wow they have their life together’ or ‘how are they so happy all of the time’ but that’s not the case it’s just what you can see on the outside ...so it’s kind of an EP of self assurance and reminding myself that it’s ok to not have it together all the time because no one does as we’re all just human after all"

                                                                                                        The EP is just the start for Bored At My Grandmas House "I’ve already got a few tracks which I’m thinking could be potentially for an album, I’d definitely like to do a bigger project next and have the sound I’d like in mind. I’ve recently just got a band together so hopefully when live shows are resurrected I’ll have a few of those!" 2021 is looking to be anything but boring for Amber Strawbridge.


                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                        Barry says: 'Sometimes I Forget...' has all of the immediate charm of a lo-fi indie classic, brimming with echoic vocals and wonderfully evocative melodies, delivered with all of the honesty and grit of a bedroom recording session. Wonderfully written, perfectly performed and well worth your time.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        1. Showers
                                                                                                        2. Sometimes I Forget You're Human Too
                                                                                                        3. Skin
                                                                                                        4. Summer
                                                                                                        5. Safer At Sea 

                                                                                                        JW Francis

                                                                                                        Wanderkid

                                                                                                          JW Francis burst onto the scene with his critically acclaimed debut ‘We Share a Similar Joy’, with features from DIY and Line of Best Fit to being named Album of The Day on BBC 6 Music. His warm, affable melodies and comforting lyrics earned him fans on both sides of the Atlantic, and now he returns with his sophomore album Wanderkid, a concept album about a wandering anti-hero.

                                                                                                          Wanderkid hones in on JW’s dreamy soundscapes and explores themes of escapism, whilst still maintaining that sense of comfort and intimacy so beautifully demonstrated in his debut. To celebrate the release, JW is going on a 2,000 mile walking journey across the Eastern United States along the Appalachian Trail.

                                                                                                          With Wanderkid, JW Francis is further cementing his place as a future stalwart in the alternative New York scene.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          SIDE A
                                                                                                          1. John, Take Me With You
                                                                                                          2. I Love You
                                                                                                          3. Maybe
                                                                                                          4. Make Another Record
                                                                                                          5. Only With You
                                                                                                          6. Holy Mountain

                                                                                                          SIDE B
                                                                                                          1. WANDERKID
                                                                                                          2. Don't Fall Apart
                                                                                                          3. Fake It Till You Make It
                                                                                                          4. I'm Probably A Ghost
                                                                                                          5. Cars

                                                                                                          Mikal Cronin

                                                                                                          Switched-On Seeker

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                                                                                                            Limited edition companion piece to Mikal Cronin's 2019 Seeker album, Switched-On Seeker is a completely synth-based, full-length reworking of 2019's Seeker in the vein of Wendy Carlos' "Switched-On" series.Mikal Cronin will continue his world tour across the calendar in 2020, including a confirmed BBC 6 Music session with Marc Riley at the end of February.

                                                                                                            Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

                                                                                                            Superwolves

                                                                                                              Where once was Superwolf, now roam Superwolves, the new album and demon spawn of Matt Sweeney and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

                                                                                                              The songs that make up Superwolves, the duo’s second album and first since 2005’s Superwolf, go boldly into undreamed-of places, and go deep, as Matt and Bonny take all the musics they know to make songs that penetrate. In classic Garcia-Hunter style, Sweeney and the ‘Prince’ first work separately, finding a path to each other in their solitary imaginings. Bonnie lyric sets delivered to Matt spark Sweeney’s guitar brain; chords and a melody are shaped, recorded fast and loose and sent back to the Prince, then the two parties meet up to sing, stitch, strengthen and finally perform them together in front of a small unsuspecting audience. Then new sets of lyrics are sent, animated and played in a high wire style until the shared songs and experiences are ready to commit to record. This is just the beginning of their fusion process, as words imply vocalizations to counter and support, and guitar lines suggest harmonic fields to subtly push into. In this process, a new creature grows out of the old one. In this name of this partnership, the guitar shares an open and fluid space with the vocals, the voices sing with the guitars—every moment in the life of Superwolves is an extravaganza, guided only by its need.

                                                                                                              “The chemistry comes from lives, lived separately, in which music is crucial sustenance. We listen with gratitude and awe, knowing that we belong in there. We construct our dream selves with the faith that these selves will have their chance at life. We know what we are capable of doing and just need each other’s support to bring the imagined languages to life.” — Will Oldham

                                                                                                              “I love the challenge to write melodies for Will to sing. Struggle with that challenge too. Knowing that Will’s voice will elevate the melody makes me reach higher and dig deeper for the tune. Makes me want to match it with a guitar part that holds his voice like a chalice holds wine (or blood, or whatever is needed to live the best life). I also love singing harmonies and responses to this voice of his.” — Matt Sweeney

                                                                                                              As far as this record, as in when and how it came together, the two man crew started working on it five years ago. The first actual session, however, went down about a year ago at Brooklyn’s Strange Weather and the next took place at the Butcher Shoppe in Nashville. Sweeney oversaw the mixing of the Brooklyn sessions with Oldham overseeing the Nashville mixes. On the album, Sweeney sings harmonies along, with, and around his favorite singer, and plays all electric, acoustic, and bass guitars, joined in places by David Ferguson on stand-up bass, Mike Coltun on electric bass, Mdou Moctar on electric lead, Ahmoudou Madassane on rhythm guitar, Souleyman Ibrahim, Ryan Sawyer and Peter Townsend on drums and Mike Rojas on keys. The Bonnie ‘Prince’ sings. Does he ever. And Superwolves rules over all.

                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                              Barry says: This is a perfect collaborative effort from Sweeney & Oldham here, offsetting BPB's sometimes saccharine vocal style with Sweeney's brilliantly dynamic guitar playing. There are moments of stunning minimalistic bliss ('Resist The Urge') or more psychedelic grooving force ('Hall Of Death') but this is a constantly confounding and rewarding listen.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              1. Make Worry For Me
                                                                                                              2. Good To My Girls
                                                                                                              3. God Is Waiting
                                                                                                              4. Hall Of Death
                                                                                                              5. Shorty’s Ark
                                                                                                              6. I Am A Youth Inclined To Ramble
                                                                                                              7. My Popsicle
                                                                                                              8. Watch What Happens
                                                                                                              9. Resist The Urge
                                                                                                              10. There Must Be A Someone
                                                                                                              11. My Blue Suit
                                                                                                              12. My Body Is My Own
                                                                                                              13. You Can Regret What You Have Done
                                                                                                              14. Not Fooling

                                                                                                              Six Organs Of Admittance

                                                                                                              The Veiled Sea

                                                                                                                "The Veiled Sea" is easily one the most viscerally satisfying records in the Six Organs of Admittance discography. As always, Chasny finds the invisible threads between incongruous sound worlds. Here it's American (electric) guitar heroics and galactic postpunk, Popol Vuh-ish pastoralism and heavy psych. But these disparate musical regions are here rendered so fully and tangibly, one is struck by the sheer mass of them. It is an improbable universe, but somehow it all connects. This is a record a little outside of the standard Six Organs catalog but no less a perfect part of it - one where big, beefy extended electric guitar solos stand proudly on one track and extraterrestrial-seeming rock on the next. Chasny is always one to boldly follow his own muse and the audience has always had the privilege of following. "The Veiled Sea" is no exception and a grand addition to the 6Ø catalog.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                1. Local Clocks
                                                                                                                2. Somewhere In The Hexagon Of Saturn
                                                                                                                3. All That They Left You
                                                                                                                4. Old Dawn
                                                                                                                5. Last Station, Veiled Sea
                                                                                                                6. J'ai Mal Aux Dents

                                                                                                                Lou Barlow

                                                                                                                Reason To Live

                                                                                                                  After decades on the road and the never-ending hustle of life as an artist, Lou Barlow has tapped into a new confidence in the chaos. In 2021, the concept of balance feels particularly intimidating. Now more than ever, it’s clear life isn’t just leveling out a pair of responsibilities. Instead, we’re chasing after a flock of different ideals with a butterfly net. On Barlow’s new solo album, Reason to Live, he has come to an understanding of that swirl rather than trying to contain it.

                                                                                                                  As a long-time indie legend, Barlow has found a life akin to a middle-class musician. In recent years, he’s moved from Los Angeles back to Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife and three kids. And yet rather than settle into a comfortable malaise or yearn for the open road, Barlow’s strengthened urgency finds a way to merge the two instincts. Reason to Live is shambolic and grand yet intimate and doting, warmly acoustic and crackling with grit. “I had been struggling for a way to connect both my home life and my recorded life, but this record is the first time I've integrated that,” Barlow says. By folding the many facets of his life into one package, Reason to Live radiates with a renewed balance and calm.

                                                                                                                  That comfort in complexity shines through even in the recording process, with select songs having origins in decades past and others written in the early stages of 2020.

                                                                                                                  The multitude of whirring messages of Reason to Live are united by Barlow’s roiling multilayered arrangements and the understanding that change is inevitable--and that it can bring you a new reason to live in the darkest times. “This album is me really opening up, and the album follows that through its many different themes,” he says. “Some of my other work could be almost claustrophobic in its insistence on being all tied together but there’s space for people to live inside these songs.”

                                                                                                                  After albums with Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr., Folk Implosion, and under his own name, listeners may have felt they knew the construction of a Barlow song, even that they knew Barlow himself. “People have this vision of me as this heartbroken, depressed guy, but this record feels so true to who I am, to this rich life I now have full of people I love,” he says. “The songs culminated over the last five years to show that music has returned to its central comforting role in my life. Now I’m home.”

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1 In My Arms
                                                                                                                  2 Reason To Live
                                                                                                                  3 Why Can’t It Wait
                                                                                                                  4 Love Intervene
                                                                                                                  5 Privatize
                                                                                                                  6 I Don’t Like Changes
                                                                                                                  7 Clouded Age
                                                                                                                  8 Over You
                                                                                                                  9 How Do I Know
                                                                                                                  10 Cold One
                                                                                                                  11 Thirsty
                                                                                                                  12 Maumee
                                                                                                                  13 Lows And Highs
                                                                                                                  14 Paws
                                                                                                                  15 Tempted
                                                                                                                  16 All You People Suck
                                                                                                                  17 Act Of Faith

                                                                                                                  Heather Trost

                                                                                                                  Petrichor

                                                                                                                    Third Man Records is chuffed to present to you the New Mexico-based artist Heather Trost’s second or third solo full-length. Petrichor is fresh, unique, and really fucking good.

                                                                                                                    Sonically, this modern psychedelic pop music is as experimental as it is accessible. Petrichor was recorded between 2018 and 2019 by Heather Trost and her husband Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel) at their home studio. The two are community activists in New Mexico, urban gardeners, and full-time musicians.

                                                                                                                    "As the rain renews the thirsty soil, let Heather Trost's 'Petrichor' soothe your soul and wake up your ears. Swirling vintage keys, propulsive drum beats, and the sweetest of voices bloom and grow here." - Naomi Yang, Galaxie 500

                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                    Barry says: An enchanting mix of upbeat psychedelia, hypnotic folk and swooning 60's lysergic percussion. Trost has the perfect home in Third Man.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    SIDE 1
                                                                                                                    1. Let It In
                                                                                                                    2. Love It Grows
                                                                                                                    3. Tracks To Nowhere

                                                                                                                    SIDE 2
                                                                                                                    1. I'll Think Of You
                                                                                                                    2. Jump Into The Fire
                                                                                                                    3. VK09
                                                                                                                    4. Sunrise

                                                                                                                    Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth

                                                                                                                    Utopian Ashes

                                                                                                                      Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie, alongside solo artist and Savages vocalist Jehnny Beth, presents this stunning debut solo project collection - exploring loss, miscommunication and emotional inarticulacy that a married couple experience as they realise that their relationship is breaking down.

                                                                                                                      ‘Utopian Ashes’ draws on the tradition of country soul classics, such as Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris’s ‘Grievous Angel’ and George Jones and Tammy Wynette’s ‘We Go Together’, to deal with the heavy realities of love turning sour. It’s an album for people who have dealt with the inevitable sadness that comes with age and acknowledged the realities of life. There is no sweetening of the pill, but it does achieve what should be the goal of all good art: to make us feel less alone. And while it’s not autobiographical, it channels heartfelt truth from the songwriters’ own experiences.

                                                                                                                      In addition to Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth, the album features Johnny Hostile (bass) alongside Primal Scream trio Andrew Innes (guitar), Martin Duffy (piano) and Darrin Mooney (drums).


                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                      Barry says: This collaboration sees Beth and Gillespie in absolute peak form, flitting between more upbeat balladry and thoughtful meditative orchestration but always moving towards a brilliantly inventive conclusion. The more downbeat slo-country moments are accentuated with a perfect juxtaposition of vocal talents and a keen ear for melody. Beautiful stuff.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Chase It Down
                                                                                                                      English Town
                                                                                                                      Remember We Were Lovers
                                                                                                                      Your Heart Will Always Be Broken
                                                                                                                      Stones Of Silence
                                                                                                                      You Don’t Know What Love Is
                                                                                                                      You Can Trust Me Now
                                                                                                                      Living A Lie
                                                                                                                      Sunk In Reverie

                                                                                                                      Jim Noir

                                                                                                                      Deep Blue View

                                                                                                                        AM Jazz was the moment we all became truly acquainted with Alan Roberts; the melodic maestro beneath Jim Noir’s dandy exterior, whose hypnotic minimalist symphonies waltzed their way to Piccadilly Records’ #2 Best Album of 2020. Not to mention a whole host of great reviews….

                                                                                                                        No less than 12 months later arrives ‘Deep Blue View’ – not so much of a follow-up, as a mini-flipside moving the Jazz from AM to PM, between city and sea.

                                                                                                                        “I originally had AM Jazz down as walking around some New York backstreet at 4am, smoking in a fedora, looking for crimes to solve but it now ends as night begins,” reveals Al, of his latest tale’s gradual evolution. “Deep Blue View is the night-time album now… like losing yourself deeper in the fog, or disappearing in the sea… would someone, or some 'thing' come to save you or would they , or it , come along for the ride?”

                                                                                                                        Usually by now, Daveyhulme’s own could-be John Barry would have left distractions of success for suburban side-projects and writing with his fellow Mancunian musicians, but AM Jazz left unfinished business - and, with 50 or so session recordings leaving a litter of sonic debris strewn about the cutting room floor, one major clean-up. Deep Blue View is 6 brand new tracks crafted from its reconstructed and revived remnants, unfurling like Sinatra’s Wee Small Hours to reinforce the strangely beautiful atmosphere of Al’s now revered repertoire.

                                                                                                                        “I had the urge to create something new and started playing around with different EPs and pseudonyms but when I sequenced these tracks, I was really happy how smoothly they flowed; it just needed an opener. I quickly wrote ‘Deep Blue View’ and it fell into place. It’s great, so I carried on, knowing it was time to save the best stuff for myself,” Al grins.

                                                                                                                        Just as AM Jazz was created in the spirit of his earlier working style on debut album Tower of Love, Deep Blue View fuses Al’s love of finding the ‘right’ in the odd, weird, back-to-front and everything in between, with the hi-fi meets lo-fi sounds of his crate-digging curiosity and empathy for TV themes and movie soundtracks. Guided by melody, his home-based sorcery of working with analog, tape and field recordings opposed to the lure of studio mechanics allowed his inner subconscious to tap at the door and reveal itself in new musical forms. “In the studio it’s tempting to turn everything up loud but I’ve got bad tinnitus and don’t want to write anything else in a Beatles style. I have done all that now… at home I have a computer, a microphone and just go crazy and lose myself staring at the screen. Then suddenly loads of music is written.”

                                                                                                                        Setting his inner autopilot to flight mode, ‘Peppergone’ adds to the tracks’ nocturnal narrative and appears reborn after a last-minute culling from AM Jazz’s initial tracklist. Like a beautifully romantic ode to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, it is a fitting tribute to dearly departed best friend 'Batfinks', written in the middle of a tough night. “I have no idea why or how the song came about because I was so upset to do anything, let alone record any music. But there you go. Somehow I did and it’s a really special thing. I know he would have dug me using his chords; growing up we’d both try to create the perfect chord sequence. This is his idea of that. I hope he doesn’t think it’s shit,” Al jests.

                                                                                                                        Also revived from AM Jazz’s archive is the simmering groove of ‘Night Talk Late Street’ and instrumental ‘Star Six Seven’, whilst ‘Have Another Cigar’ weaves its own semi-autobiographical fairy-tale with lyrics written and sung by long-time pal and former housemate Aidan Smith. Transformed from backing track into a cool morsel of story pop, it recalls the drunken joy of when the pair would make recordings together between singing the Everly Brothers at full volume. “I’m sure it’s about not wanting the musical party to stop and having to get on with real life,” Al says.

                                                                                                                        ‘String Beat’ meanwhile, soars like a beautiful Bond theme with the shimmer of Lee Hazlewood holidaying in Palm Springs, alongside perhaps, the waltzing string-like synthonies of some long-lost rhythm and blues orchestra of Davyhulme (whose real-life origins reside with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra), introduced to him by Super Furry Animals’ Cian Ciaran. “I’ve never created anything this moody before and have always threatened to do something John Barry-esque with some slightly dark and spooky musical changes.”

                                                                                                                        First may not be worst, but as AM Jazz has proven, second can be best and as a master of suspense Jim’s Deep Blue View arranges the day to night pieces of another puzzle that makes a whole lot of sense.


                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Andy says: Another absolutely beautiful record. Gonna be one of my favourites of the year, I can tell already.

                                                                                                                        Barry says: Where 'A.M Jazz' wasn't particularly true to its name, 'Deep Blue View' plunges much more readily into smooth jazz waters, with swimming melodies and progressions perfectly befitting Roberts' hazy dreamlike vocal lines. A brilliantly cohesive and fitting follow-up to A.M Jazz, showing the rapid upwards trajectory of this local gem. Brilliant.

                                                                                                                        Adrian Younge Presents Loren Oden

                                                                                                                        My Heart, My Love

                                                                                                                        Romanticism is back and headed in a new direction with Loren Oden’s debut album, “My Heart, My Love”. Pure, with lyrical transparency and vulnerability, reminiscent of classic black soul and progressive R&B. Produced and orchestrated by multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge, this is one of the most meticulously crafted albums ever to be released on Linear Labs. Being born into a musical family in Compton, Ca., Oden grew up in the church, studying gospel as well as secular greats like Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke.

                                                                                                                        Throughout the years, his affinity with lyricism and vocal arranging grew, catching the ear of his long-time friend, Younge. With this connection, Oden became the mellifluous bedrock of Younge’s psychedelic sound: Oden sings lead on most of Adrian Younge’s expansive musical catalog, including but not limited, to Black Dynamite, Something About April, and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Oden is one of the premiere vocalists on The Midnight Hour alongside icons like CeeLo Green, Raphael Saadiq, and Marsha Ambrosius. With the world-renowned success of The Midnight Hour, touring for the last six years, and being musically featured on Ava Duvernay’s When They See Us, it was only a matter of time before Oden finally released his own body of work. Loren’s undeniable connection to Marvin Gaye’s poetic susceptibility paired with the genius of Younge’s soothing orchestral creations, comparable to Quincy Jones, this is the collaboration you always wanted, but could never get. “My Heart, My Love” is a cultivated body of work, for the sophisticated lover, going deep into the guarded emotions we all try to avoid. The inspiration has always come from timeless music, and Oden and Younge have created an aural treasure that is sure to live on.


                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. My Heart, My Love
                                                                                                                        2. Galaxies
                                                                                                                        3. Is There A Way
                                                                                                                        4. Words To Say
                                                                                                                        5. Addicted
                                                                                                                        6. Queen
                                                                                                                        7. Don’t Be
                                                                                                                        8. All Roads
                                                                                                                        9. Waiting For
                                                                                                                        10. Matters Of The Heart
                                                                                                                        11. A Somber Sonnet
                                                                                                                        12. The Moment
                                                                                                                        13. Timeless Answers
                                                                                                                        14. Frequency 

                                                                                                                        Ruutu Poiss, the Amsterdam/Tallinn based expert in glistening psychedelic electronics, arrives on the first outing for Wake Dream (A new label run by Amsterdam’s Orpheu The Wizard).

                                                                                                                        After releasing several 7”s, 12”s and EP’s on Levels, International Major Label, Rets Records and features on various compilations from Fasaan Rec. and Porridge Bullet, Ruutu Poiss lands at Wake Dream to release his first full length album (WADR002), scheduled for late summer 2020.

                                                                                                                        Leading up to the album, this untitled three tracker gives you a taste of his unique spectrum of kaleidoscopic modular dance music, futuristic synth funk and emotionally charged experimental cuts. These three tracks are not featured on the album and are exclusive only to this pre-release!

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        A1. Track 1
                                                                                                                        B1. Track 2 
                                                                                                                        B2. Track 3 


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