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Richard Hawley

Coles Corner - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

    Critics were almost unanimous in their praise for Coles Corner, originally released on 5 September 2005.

    Richard's third solo album (his fourth if you include the self titled mini album). It was recorded at Yellowarch Studio in his hometown of Sheffield and is a beautiful album, filled with nostalgia, emotion and romance. Its orchestral splendour sits alongside earthy rock and roll, with songs that are by turns intimate and soaring.

    The title immortalises the legendary Sheffield landmark Coles Corner, a popular meeting place of old and new lovers.

    The album was nominated for the 2006 Mercury Music Prize for best album.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Coloured LP Info: 1500 copies on transparent amber vinyl.

    All 8 of the Mad Professor remixes included here are previously unreleased and include his dub mixes of 2 tracks not originally featured on "Mezzanine" but from the same period: "Metal Banshee" - a dub version of "Superpredators" which was a cover of Siouxie and the Banshee’s "Metal Postcard"; and Wire, a track they recorded for the soundtrack of the film Welcome to Sarajevo.

    This release is a vinyl accompaniment to the 2CD deluxe version of "Mezzanine" which features these remixes + the original album remastered.

    Sonically it doesn't pull any punches, with Mad Prof's iconic, dub-wise production decorating and galvanizing the original stems with a futurist / psychedelic mentality. Striding confidently into avant-dub territory, you can really get lost in these deep layers of bass & echo. 


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Trippy n fathoms deep dub here (just the way I like it) from Mad Prof, who gets his ganga-smothered paws on the Massive Attack stems.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Coloured LP Info: Pink coloured vinyl.

    ‘Broken Belief’ brings together a selection of recordings by Japanese multi-instrumentalist Toshfumi Hinata drawn from a body of work originally recorded between 1985-1987. Attending Berklee College of Music after spending time living in both the United States and the United Kingdom, Hinata would study under the tutelage of pianist Patricia Laliberte, graduating from the esteemed American school in 1982. Returning to Japan after becoming disillusioned with his classical training, Hinata experimented with many different forms of music. Moving away from depending simply on acoustic instruments, he would instead become entrenched in the possibilities of the latest analog synthesizers being developed at the time.

    Toshifumi Hinata’s initial idea was to make his first album with just a Prophet 5 and Linn Drum Machine. Tweaking filters and creating intricate sequences, Hinata would record various sounds on analog tapes and overdub many different layers; recording violin, piano and other accompaniments separately later on. It would become a method of working for the musician which he would apply almost entirely throughout this period. A deeply submerged process; one in which he would seek, as he himself puts it, to "weave musical images".

    Toshifumi Hinata would go on to record several more albums released only on CD throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, after which he focused mainly on music for TV dramas, commercials and documentaries. Now living in Tokyo he is almost exclusively focused on creating music for documentaries. The period of work released between 1985-1987 is one though that was not only a rich moment in the history of Hinata himself but of Japanese music and electronic music in general.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Patrick says: Music From Memory save you a lot of hard work and deep digging here, collecting the best bits of Toshifumi Hinata's "Sarah's Crime", "Chat D'Ete", "Reality In Love" and "Story" LPs onto one release. "Atarashi Yuhubokumin" has been a total favourite of mine since I picked up "Chat D'Ete" about five years ago, and gets the ID requests whenever it gets an outing. Japanese ambient with a Balearic twist...

    Scott Walker

    Scott 4 - 50th Anniversary Half Speed Master Edition

      Despite its initial lukewarm reaction, the album failed to chart on release (possibly due to the album being released under his birth name of Noel Scott Engel!), today ‘Scott 4’ is considered one of his greatest achievements and has been recognised as a major influence on countless artists – David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker, Marc Almond amongst others. His song-writing reached new peaks on this record (it was the first Scott Walker album to feature entirely original material) and is incisive, articulate and acerbic.

      Here are some of his finest compositions – The Seventh Seal (inspired by the classic Ingmar Bergman film), features a haunting Ennio Morricone-style arrangement, The Old Man’s Back Again also displays cinematic qualities and a penetrating theme (“dedicated to the neo-Stalinist regime,” the “old man” of this song was supposedly Josef Stalin), Duchess and Boy Child are achingly beautiful, timeless classics. The eclectic mix of folk, country, and soul influences contained, make this an intriguing and innovative body of work.

      This special 50th anniversary edition has been mastered and cut to vinyl using the unique ‘half-speed’ process, at Abbey Road Studios, London, for ultimate sound quality.

      Jeff Buckley

      Grace - 25th Anniversary Edition

        Originally released in 1994, Jeff Buckley's solo debut "Grace" is now considered by many to be one of the best albums of the 90s. "Grace" displays a dazzling array of influences from an artist still developing his craft.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        Coloured LP Info: Very limited exclusive gold coloured vinyl.

        The rarest of all exotic LPs, like Eden Ahbez but with extra added death. This bizarre, rarely heard masterpiece brings together jazz, ancient manuscripts and a convicted murderer…

        Issued originally in 1959 it originates from Pheonix, Arizona. The concept behind the recording was unusual - to brings together two unconnected worlds: the jazz genius of Buddy Collette with the academic oriental studies and translations of A.I Groeg.

        Little can be found of A.I. Groeg, But before the LP was recorded A.I Groeg had translated several Polynesian and Japanese manuscripts. These form the basis of the dark narrations and lyrics across the album.

        Sublime vocalist Marni Nixon (the voice of Maria in West Side Story) was brought in for two songs and fledgling actor Robert Sorrels (now a convicted murderer) supplied the strangely unsettling and almost otherworldly narration.

        The original LP states that “Buddy was given carte blanche with the material. After six months of composing and studying with the voice soloists, the results were two instrumentals and two songs on side one, and tone poems on side two. The latter represents a new musical genre. They are musical descriptions, preceded by spoken lines, and they become tone poems or musical illustrations inspired by the islanders, their words and marvelous simplicity. The mood is complete, yet hovers strangely in the air like a vague tantalizing dream.”

        I’d first heard the album in about 2010 on a bizarre bootlegged CD (edited strangely with exotic library music), and spent the next few years desperately trying to find an original pressing. About one copy turns up a year, it seems to be far rarer than the legendary Eden’s Island album and occupies a similar musical space. But this album has a little more death.

        Heaven knows what new listeners will think of Polynesia, but it sure is a dark and weird musical trip. One I feel everyone should take.
        Jonny Trunk 2019.


        Alexis Zoumbas

        A Lament For Epirus

          The first collection of recordings from Alexis Zoumbas the Greek folk violinist whose music translates despair and devastation. Faithfully remastered from the original 78s and released by Third Man Records.

          Alexis Zoumbas was one of the most sublime musicians to ever cast a shadow across the face of the Earth and no one has been able to translate the emotions of despair—of devastation—through an instrument as effectively as Zoumbas. Years of research and obsession have resulted in this, the first collection of recordings by the legendary and masterful Greek folk violinist Alexis Zoumbas. Very few Pre-War musicians have tapped deeper into the human soul than Zoumbas and this volume presents his most profoundly hypnotic and unearthly pieces. A deep set of notes based on Christopher King’s pioneering research from 2012 is accompanied by previously-unpublished photographs as well as original artwork by R. Crumb.

          Originally issued in 2014 for Record Store Day, the limited release of the LP immediately went out of print. Faithfully remastered from the original 78s, Christopher King’s original version of the LP has been enhanced for Third Man Records by the inclusion of an EP featuring two previously unissued and unheard alternate takes of the masterpieces Epirotiko Mirologi and Doina. Amanda Petrusich (New Yorker, Pitchfork) says "Alexis Zoumbas' expressions of longing are so raw and unmediated that I suspect anyone who has ever yearned for anything -- who has ever gazed dolefully out a window, or sighed audibly over a cup of whiskey, or felt subsumed by a certain kind of ache -- will feel these songs like a club to the back of the knees. They are immediate, destructive, and stunning. That Christopher King was able to collect and contain them for us is an extraordinary gift."

          Smog

          Knock Knock - 20th Anniversary Edition

            Hey, it’s the 20th Anniversary half-speed master vinyl edition of the Smog classic, ‘Knock Knock’, by Smog. Placing this LP on your turntable, you find yourself drawn ever-deeper into the sound - and it’s not just the eternally-stunning co-production from Callahan and Jim O’Rourke, it’s the incredible focus brought by the half-speed mastering work done at Abbey Road, bringing out the highs, lows and even mids that OG fans of this album have taken for granted for too many years. The fresh fullness of the sound now stands as a tribute to the ol’ familiar Smog sensation of being somehow completely unfamiliar.

            Back in 1999, Bill was staking out new territory. Issued in the wake of the game-changing ‘Red Apple Falls’, ‘Knock Knock’ upped the ante of the game, pairing his naked portraiture with increasingly delicate nuances in song and arrangement. The people responded in kind, turning out in ever-increasing numbers to shops and venues alike. They weren’t quite singing along with ‘Cold-Blooded Old Times’ yet - that’s a happy post-millennial development - but there was a lot of excitement in the air back in those final old-century days.

            ‘Knock Knock’ was enough of a tour de force that staging a re-look these twenty years later was a cool no-brainer. With production values at an all-time (for then) high and a team of Chicago-based studio rats (as well as a carefully vetted-and-compensated singing children’s choir) on the case, ‘Knock Knock’ was the most colourful of Smog albums; a record that played like a real-life opera, a story told in song. Today, songs like ‘Held’, ‘River Guard’ and ‘Hit The Ground Running” are still called for at concerts. Meanwhile, the 20th Anniversary half-speed remaster of the LP allows us to perceive the expansive spaces in tunes like ‘Sweet Treat’ and ‘Left Only With Love’.

            It wouldn’t have been the 90s without a CD version and the label are re-releasing that in original, non-remastered form. Also, in tribute to where it all came from (but where it definitively wasn’t at the time), they have a cassette version of ‘Knock Knock’ for the neo-lo-fi heads to appreciate.

            Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come

            Galactic Zoo Dossier - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

              Officially licenced, fully remastered and presented with the original gatefold sleeve artwork. As an added bonus a reproduction of the rare 2 sided poster that was only with the initial run of copies is included.

              Swordfish proudly continues its reissue programme of vintage Arthur Brown recordings with Kingdom Come's classic 1971 debut. A stunning fusion featuring elements of psychedelia, prog and electronics. Whilst not a major commercial success at the time in terms of pioneering spirit it has become something of a landmark. Now some 45 years later the driving forces behind it are far clearer-a remarkable visionary work full of genuine progressive portent.

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              Coloured LP Info: Multi coloured splatter vinyl. Includes repro of rare 2 sided poster.

              Reggie Andrews And The Fellowship

              Mystic Beauty

              60s Jazz Holy Grail LP outta California, mythical album on many Jazz collectors want-lists.

              This LP is on the extremely limited and sought after private press label HME. It's a deep, Latin, Afro/Cuban-influenced, primarily acoustic jazz piece. Influences range from the cerebral to the soulful, but it defies any one-dimensional tag like "spiritual jazz" or "soul-jazz" or "jazz-funk." Heralding from L.A. and led by pianist Reggie Andrews, it doesn't sound particularly "west coast".

              It's a beautiful session all around, really something special and profound. In recent years, Reggie Andrews has taught, mentored, and produced many talented musicians including Patrice Rushen, Terrace Martin, Ndugu Chancler, and the Dazz Band who wrote "Let it Whip" along with his close friend Leon Ndugu Chancler. He is the founder of the jazz-fusion group Karma He worked with Earth, Wind & Fire, produced Moacir Santos for Blue Note Records and served as "Electronics Consultant" for Donald Byrd, and mentoring The Pharcyde to J.Dilla.

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              Ltd LP Info: 180 gram Deluxe Heavy Cardboard Sleeve with OBI.

              Boo Radleys

              Wake Up!

                The Boo Radleys’ third album Wake Up! reached the number one spot in the UK album charts. Although their previous albums received critical acclaim, this was the album which opened the doors to a much bigger audience. One of the factors was the release of the sunny Britpop Top 10 single “Wake Up Boo!”. It became their biggest hit internationally and it was the most-played song on the UK radio in 1995. The second an third single, “Find The Answer Within” and “It’s Lulu”, also charted in the UK Top 40. Different styles of British pop can be found in their music, but most of the darkness of their previous records are replaced by the grand pop with big choruses and bright melodies. 

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Coloured LP Info: Wake Up! is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on 180 gram, audiophile, turquoise vinyl.

                Vince Guaraldi

                It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown OST

                The Peanuts comic strip gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin. The soundtrack to this 1966 American prime time animated television special once again features jazz stylings by the matchless Vince Guaraldi.

                While Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts comic strip appeared daily in newspapers across the world, Vince Guaraldi's music helped bring the gang to wider audiences through his jazzy television and film soundtrack recordings. In the 1966 animated special It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin, while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party. As usual Guaraldi's integral score drives the proceedings and steals the show!

                Lee Hazlewood

                400 Miles From L.A. 1955-56

                  Phoenix, Arizona 1955…a twenty-five year old disc jockey and fledgling songwriter, Lee Hazlewood, is trying to break into the music industry. He takes Greyhound bus trips to Los Angeles to pitch songs, only to be rejected each time. Undeterred, Lee starts a record label called Viv Records. Running the label out of his house, Lee finds the artists, writes the songs, produces the sessions, arranges the pressings of the records and handles distribution. Recently discovered tapes in the Viv Records archive yielded an unbelievable find, the earliest known recordings of Hazlewood singing his songs…Lee’s first demo! The mysterious and bountiful tapes featured Lee singing early unheard compositions and a complete first draft of his Trouble Is A Lonesome Town song cycle that would become his first official solo album in 1963.

                  Light in the Attic Records is proud to continue it’s Lee Hazlewood archival series with 400 Miles From L.A. 1955-56, a collection of previously unknown intimate recordings, never intended for release. Lee sings, plays guitar and even presses the record button on the tape machine. These are rural sketches and small town dreams, captured in an innocent time before the path ahead was clear.

                  These songs rewrite Lee’s recorded history, adding a new first chapter to his saga. For Hazlewood addicts, hearing these early tracks and the embryonic version of Trouble Is A Lonesome Town is akin to finding an early draft of the Old Testament.

                  “That’s beauty of Lee’s songwriting. It lives on. People will hear it for the first time, even though it’s fifty years old or whatever, if it’s good enough and strong enough, they’ll accept and like it as much as if it was just created. That’s the wonderful legacy that Lee has. It’s wonderful to look back and make all this early work available. To put “Boots” and all those other LHI songs into perspective. That it all started somewhere and this is where.” – Arizona Music Historian and record producer, John Dixon.


                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  2xLtd LP Info: 2xLP pressed at RTI & housed in a deluxe Stoughton “tip-on” jacket.

                  Soundway Records completes the Lord Echo album collection, finally reissuing the second album in the trilogy from the in-demand New Zealand multi-instrumentalist and producer. Originally released in 2013, ‘Curiosities’ is now available as a DJ friendly double LP for the first time.  The entirely self-produced album blends jazz with disco-tinged neo-soul, reggae and classic afro-beat in effortless manner - and joins the dots between the more downtempo first album ‘Melodies’ and the disco, electronic, club-ready of his third album ‘Harmonies’.
                  The album also features a dub-funk cover of Pharoah Sanders’ “The Creator Has A Master Plan”, with vocals from Lisa Tomlins.

                  Wendy & Bonnie

                  Genesis

                    One of the most remarkable unheard albums of 1969, Genesis, the sole release by San Francisco-based sisters Wendy and Bonnie Flower, has emerged as an acclaimed pop-psych touchstone. Brimming with melodic confections and laced with radiant, sisterly harmonies, the set’s breezy Brazilian splashes and soft-rock strains convey a sophistication that belies the artists’ tender ages (Wendy, 17; Bonnie, 13). The album has grown over the years in importance, and has influenced a generation of psychedelic pioneers, from Broadcast to Stereolab to Welsh rockers Super Furry Animals ( who sampled the duo on their hit "hello Sunshine"). This 180 gram single-lp edition is an exact replica of the original 1969 pressing, with fully restored cover art and incredible sonics mastered from the original reels.

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    Coloured LP Info: White vinyl version.

                    XTC

                    Black Sea

                      XTC continue on with the big drum sound of Drums and Wires, adding more polish and an even heavier-hitting approach for Black Sea -- their arrangements are fuller and they rock harder than ever before.

                      Where Drums and Wires implied social commentary, Black Sea more directly addresses sociopolitical concerns, handling them not strictly in a theoretical sense, but rather showing a human response to the circumstances. Of course, the band's skewed outlook and mid-'60s pop sense keeps things from becoming too heavy -- included are some of their finest songs, like "Respectable Street," "Generals and Majors," and "Towers of London," as well as the thoroughly enjoyable pop fluff throwaway "Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)" to keep the mood light.

                      All in all, there isn't a bad song in the bunch -- Black Sea is their most consistent album to date -- and although XTC always operated on the fringes, the album is their most commercial-sounding, fitting in perfectly with the new wave of the late '70s/early '80s--All Music.

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Andy says: XTC were a totally unique English new-wave quirky/gently psych pop band and this record is regarded as probably their finest hour.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      LP Info: Pressed on 200 gram super-heavyweight vinyl for the best possible audio reproduction.

                      Released ahead of 1995’s "The Gold Experience", the first album credited to Prince’s infamously unpronounceable symbol, "The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold)" was a gift to attendees of the designer’s collection at Fashion Week in Paris.

                      Produced at the time as only a very limited edition promotional cassette, it featured remixed versions of future favorites “Pussy Control,” “Gold” and “Eye Hate U” as well as rare and commercially unreleased selections by The New Power Generation and Prince’s jazz-fusion project Madhouse. The rare promotional cassette went on to be incredibly sought after, with one copy setting a record as the highest priced cassette every sold, fetching over $4,000.

                      It was recreated as a limited edition cassette release as a Record Store Day exclusive in April 2019 and was one of the most popular releases. First time available on LP Vinyl.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      Coloured LP Info: Purple coloured vinyl.

                      Released in July 1996, Chaos and Disorder came with a rare disclaimer penned by Prince (then known as the unpronounceable “love symbol”): “Originally intended 4 private use only, this compilation serves as the last original material recorded by [The Artist] 4 Warner Bros. Records.”

                      Prince’s contentious relationship with the label was at its lowest point, and this record—a taut 39 minutes of dexterous guitar and simple but addictive pop melodies—was a crucial final link in the chains that kept him from releasing the music the way he wanted. Any internal turmoil was not represented in tracks like “Dinner With Delores” (a minor U.K. hit) and the rollicking title track, a staple of his live shows.

                      “Someone told me that Van Halen did their first record in a week,” Prince told the Los Angeles Times of the album’s quick creation. “That’s what we were going for - spontaneity, seeing how fast and hard we could thrash it out.” First time on LP Vinyl. 

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      Coloured LP Info: Purple coloured vinyl.

                      Prince

                      Emancipation

                        Emancipation was as expansive an album as anything Prince had ever release. A triple album constituting exactly three hours of music, Emancipation found Prince celebrating the release of music solely on his terms. “This is my most important record,” he proclaimed upon its release. “I’m free, and my music is free.” Much like Paisley Park, the recording complex in which Prince created Emancipation, the album represents the incredible variety of his influences and moods. Romance and family are key themes reflecting his recent marriage to back-up dancer and muse Mayte Garcia that year. Elsewhere, Prince reflects on technology and sex and offers new, upbeat grooves as well as four unique covers. 

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        6xColoured LP Info: First time on LP Vinyl, six purple LP's in slipcase. Each LP will have printed jackets and printed interior sleeves.

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                        A timely reissue of this ultra rare LP that is fetching prices upwards of £600 online. Originally released in 1978 on the obscure label out of Mississippi Commercial, Let Me Be Your Lover is now reissued and available again in the UK/Europe for this first time.

                        The album includes the absolute monster album version of the modern soul/crossover classic Gonna Find A True Love, which was reissued on Miles Away earlier this year. The album version of this track gives the 7” a run for it’s money.

                        Let Me Be Your Lover is an album is undeniably deep, soulful and passionate and now fully licensed from Estus and Lester Patterson.



                        The Telescopes

                        Taste (30th Anniversary Edition)

                          Every so often, an album appears from out of nowhere that will create a devastating impact on the future. One of those records was ‘Taste’, the 1989 debut album from The Telescopes now set to be reissued by London-label Fuzz Club to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary. Hailing from Burton-On-Trent, an industrial UK town in the heart of the Midlands, if you were a regular gig-goer from that part of the world around that time you’ll have already seen this five-piece share stages with the likes of Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine or, if not, touring around the UK with Spacemen 3 and The Jesus & Mary Chain. The Telescopes’ live shows were often a memorably ferocious affair; the primal scream of vocalist and founder Stephen Lawrie cutting through unsuspecting audiences like butter through a knife, aided and abetted by the two-guitar assault and taut rhythm section of his band. Following their fast-rising notorious live reputation and the release of three singles (the first of which being a split flexi-disc with Loop), The Telescopes released their debut album, Taste, in 1989 on the now defunct What Goes On label. It was an unrefined bolt out of the blue.

                          A sonic feast capable of transforming from visceral to tranquil in a matter of seconds. Even now, listening to blissful opener ‘And Let Me Drift Away’ as it melts into the brutal ‘I Fall, She Screams’ sends shivers up the spine. There’s little respite for the rest of side one, ‘Oil Seed Rape’ thuds and groans, then ‘Violence’ follows suit. All scratchy guitars that sound as if they were designed primarily to bludgeon senses. ‘Threadbare’ then ‘The Perfect Needle’ – the only single taken off the album – bringing the first half to an uneasy close. The second side kicks off with ‘There Is No Floor’, an ode to Roky Eriksson via My Bloody Valentine’s ‘Feed Me With Your Kiss’ that ultimately merits its mention alongside both.

                          ‘Anticipating Nowhere’ is the sound of punk rock had it not jumped on the nostalgia gravy train instead, while the sinister ‘Please, Before You Go’ finds both Lawrie and Doran at their vocally harmonious finest. ‘Suffocation’ captures the ferocious demeanour of their live show while ‘Silent Water’ tells its own desolate tale of being buried at sea as a halo of pedal infused noise engulfs Lawrie’s vocals forthwith. Culminating in ‘Suicide’, the traditional ending to their live set at this juncture, its continuous loop only bringing the song to a conclusion at the listener’s command. Three decades have passed since its release yet ‘Taste’ still sounds like nothing else created before or after. The list of musicians who’ve cited its influence is endless and no doubt will be for years to come. The Fuzz Club reissue is due for release September 13th and comes on coloured vinyl with a booklet of photos from the era and new liner notes reflecting on the album's legacy. 

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          Coloured LP Info: Indies-only purple vinyl.

                          Stereolab

                          Emperor Tomato Ketchup - Expanded Edition

                            Remastered from original tapes.

                            Bonus disk of unreleased demos, outtakes and alternate mixes.

                            Co-released by band’s own label Duophonic UHF Disks and Warp Records.

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            3xColoured LP Info: Initial vinyl copies numbered and pressed on clear, with scratch card to win an exclusive Stereolab record at end of the year.
                            Vinyl comes in bespoke gatefold sleeve with download card, housed inside a heavyweight clear PVC wallet

                            3xLP Info: Vinyl comes in bespoke gatefold sleeve with download card, housed inside a heavyweight clear PVC wallet

                            Stereolab

                            Dots & Loops - Expanded Edition

                              Remastered from original tapes.

                              Bonus disk of unreleased demos, outtakes and alternate mixes.

                              Co-released by band’s own label Duophonic UHF Disks and Warp Records.

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              3xColoured LP Info: Initial vinyl copies numbered and pressed on clear, with scratch card to win an exclusive Stereolab record at end of the year.
                              Vinyl comes in bespoke gatefold sleeve with download card, housed inside a heavyweight clear PVC wallet.

                              3xLP Info: Vinyl comes in bespoke gatefold sleeve with download card, housed inside a heavyweight clear PVC wallet.

                              Stereolab

                              Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night - Expanded Edition

                                Remastered from original tapes.

                                Bonus disk of unreleased demos, outtakes and alternate mixes.

                                Co-released by band’s own label Duophonic UHF Disks and Warp Records.

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                3xColoured LP Info: Initial vinyl copies numbered and pressed on clear, with scratch card to win an exclusive Stereolab record at end of the year.
                                Vinyl comes in bespoke gatefold sleeve with download card, housed inside a heavyweight clear PVC wallet

                                3xLP Info: Vinyl comes in bespoke gatefold sleeve with download card, housed inside a heavyweight clear PVC wallet

                                Haircut 100

                                Pelican West Plus

                                  Fun but clever ’80s New Wave pop act Haircut One Hundred scored a gigantic hit with their 1982 single “Love Plus One”. It was featured on their successful debut album Pelican West, peaking at 2 in the UK Album Chart and 31 in the Billboard 200. The pop rock record showcases their refreshing music with Conga and Brazilian percussion and woodwind and brass instruments. It contains a couple of outstanding tracks which defined the music of the New Wave acts. Feel good music as it should be

                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                  2xColoured LP Info: Pelican West Plus is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on yellow vinyl. This special edition includes a bonus LP with 5 extra tracks; “Nobody’s Fool (12” Version)”, “Ski Club”, “October Is Orange (Day 1& 2)”, “Boat Party”, “Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) (12”
                                  Version)”. The package contains a 4-page booklet

                                  The Cult

                                  Sonic Temple - 30th Anniversary Edition

                                    Originally released in 1989, Sonic Temple proved to be a pivotal moment for both band and the wider rock scene. Produced by the legendary Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith), Sonic Temple had four hit singles; “Fire Woman”, “Edie (Ciao Baby)”, “Sun King” and “Sweet Soul Sister”. The album catapulted The Cult into superstar status and remains their most commercially successful release. It has sold over 1.5 million copies in the US alone, and was declared platinum in 1990. It made it to #10 on the Billboard charts, and the abovementioned songs are all rock-radio staples to this day.



                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                    2xLP Info: The DOUBLE LP is a re-vamped reissue of the original album. Now cut onto two pieces of black vinyl, the audio is improved and contains 16 tracks total, which comprise the original album plus 6 B-sides. It’s been out of print for over 20 years.

                                    5xCD Info: The FIVE-CD SET contains 53 tracks (including 6 previously unreleased) with the original album on disc 1, alternate edits, mixes, extended versions and acoustic versions on disc 2, limited-release demos on discs 3 & 4 and Live at Wembley recorded by the BBC on disc 5. Six of the live tracks are previously unreleased. It is beautifully packaged in book form with rare photographs and interviews with the band by esteemed journalist James Brown.

                                    Fad Gadget

                                    The Best Of Fad Gadget

                                      Fad Gadget, who, alongside Human League, Cabaret Voltaire and The Normal, was at the forefront of the electronic movement of the late 70s/early 80s and is recognised as one of the most influential acts of the last twenty years.

                                      The first signing to the Mute label, Fad Gadget released his debut single, the groundbreaking ‘Back To Nature’ in October 1979 (recently featured in Season 2 of ‘Stranger Things’). Recorded using a drum machine and synthesiser a string of classic singles followed, including ‘Ricky’s Hand’, ‘Fireside Favourites’ and ‘Collapsing New People’.

                                      A truly unique artist, his live shows were legendary and quickly established Fad Gadget as one of the most exciting acts of the time.

                                      This collection features tracks from Fad Gadget’s four critically acclaimed albums, ‘Fireside Favourites’ (1980), ‘Incontinent’ (1981), ‘Under The Flag’ (1982) and ‘Gag’ (1984). Tovey dropped the Fad Gadget moniker and recorded a further five albums for Mute under his own name throughout the 80s and early 90s. He continued to experiment with many different styles, mixing electronics with rock, punk, folk and dance music.

                                      Special edition repress of the album on silver double vinyl. Released as part of the MUTE 4.0 (178>TOMORROW) series.

                                      “Mesmerizing… Fad Gadget - aka Frank Tovey - laid the groundwork for a generation of synth bands” - Billboard

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Patrick says: One of my musical heroes between the age of 18 and 24 (albeit posthumously), Frank Tovey was a British synth pop pioneer, confrontational performance artist and right weirdo. Here we get ALL the unclassics in one place. Music for bedsits...

                                      Various Artists

                                      Fear And Loathing - Original Soundtrack

                                        Hunter S. Thompson’s weird and hallucinatory book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was in 1998 translated to the screen by director Terry Gilliam, and stars Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro as Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo. The film details the duo’s journey through Las Vegas as their initial journalistic intentions devolve into an exploration of the city under the influence of psychoactive substances. The music is perfectly fitting in the psychedelic story of the movie. It contains songs used in the film with sound bites of the film before each song. The psychedelic and classic rock songs on the soundtrack includes songs from Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield, and the Dead Kennedys. The movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was a financial failure, but later gained a cult following and was eventually included in many “best of” movie lists. 

                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Patrick says: I'm still not entirely sure how Terry Gilliam managed to successfully translate Hunter S. Thompson's lysergic literary trip to celluloid, but the killer soundtrack played an integral part. Alongside a proper hit parade of acid rock classics, and a deranged Elvis cover by The Dead Kennedys, there are three hallucinatory original compositions by Tomoyasu Hotei and Ray Cooper including the floating and Floyd-ian (Acid Spill).

                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                        LP 2 Info: The 21st anniversary Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas edition is available for the first time on vinyl, as a limited individually numbered edition of 2500 copies pressed on “Bat Country” black vinyl. This release got a laser etched D-side and secret inscriptions in the run-out grooves. Besides it contains an exclusive fold-out movie poster.

                                        Miles Davis shocked the music world in 1985 when he left Columbia Records after 30 years to join Warner Bros. Records. In October of that year, he began recording the album Rubberband in Los Angeles at Ameraycan Studios with producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles. The musical direction Davis was taking during the sessions marked a radical departure, with the inclusion of funk and soul grooves; with plans to feature guest vocalists Al Jarreau and Chaka Khan. Eventually, the album was shelved and Davis went on to record Tutu, leaving the Rubberband songs unheard and untouched for over 30 years.

                                        Davis’ fans finally got a taste of the iconic trumpeter’s long-lost album last year with the release of a four-song Rubberband EP for Record Store Day. Now the entire 11-song Rubberband album makes its debut for all the heads. It was finished by the original producers Hall and Giles; with Davis’ nephew, Vince Wilburn, Jr., who played drums on the original sessions for the album in 1985-86. The cover art for the album is a Davis original painting from the time.

                                        “Uncle Miles would be proud. Randy, Zane and I, and everyone involved, put our heart and soul into ‘The Rubberband Of Life,’” says Wilburn, Jr.

                                        In 2017 – 32 years after Davis started recording Rubberband– Hall, Giles, and – and Davis’ nephew, Wilburn, Jr., began work to finish the album. The final version includes several guest artists including singers Ledisi (a 12-time Grammy nominee) and Lalah Hathaway (daughter of soul legend Donny Hathaway).

                                        Davis – who plays both trumpet and keyboards on the album – was joined in the studio by keyboardists Adam Holzman, Neil Larsen and Wayne Linsey; percussionist Steve Reid; saxophonist Glen Burris; and Wilburn, Jr. on drums. The sessions were engineered by Grammy®-winner Reggie Dozier, whose brother Lamont Dozier was part of the legendary Motown song writing team Holland-Dozier-Holland.


                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Patrick says: Miles' controversial and uber funky fusion LP "Rubberband" finally sees the light of day after 30-odd years, finished by original producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles as well as Davis' nephew Vince Wilburn Jr., who played drums on the original sessions. Davis' trumpet and wild keyboard are out of this world as per, but it's the Prince styled e-funk grooves which are gonna make you cut up the living room.

                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                        2xLtd LP Info: 180 gram vinyl.

                                        Arab Strap

                                        The Week Never Starts Round Here - Remastered Edition

                                          Twenty-three years after it first saw the light of day, Arab Strap’s debut album The Week Never Starts Round Here has been remastered and will see a late-summer release.

                                          Recorded on the outskirts of Glasgow at MCM – where labelmates Mogwai and The Delgados also recorded their debuts and which would become the first iteration of Chemikal Underground’s sister operation Chem19 – the master tapes have been meticulously refreshed by original recording engineer Paul Savage.

                                          The Week Never Starts Round Here contains arguably Arab Strap’s best-known song, ‘The First Big Weekend’, which they wrote during a B-side session after the album was supposedly finished.

                                          Although the prime lyrical concerns are typical of the record’s twentysomething creators – alcohol, relationships, going out – Moffat repudiates any notion that the album was sloppily conceived. “We always had a sober and professional approach to recording,” he says. “You’re not there to fuck about – you’re there to work, and studio time is expensive.”

                                          “It’s a very personal, almost insular record,” says Moffat, summing up The Week Never Starts Round Here. “It has a very distinct character and is unique, which is rare.”

                                           “It’s a funny wee thing,” adds Middleton. “I’ll always love it because it’s our first, but also because it’s naive and cheeky. ‘Real’ musicians probably hate it, but its strength is its lack of technicality.”

                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                          Ltd LP Info: Limited to 500 copies. Includes download code.

                                          Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                          Hip Hop's finest martial arts obsessives Wu-Tang cannot accurately be described without referencing one of the pillars in the Clan's discography; Chef Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" remains firmly planted as one of the defining triumphs in their artistic legacy. The oft referred "Purple Tape", has been cited and debated by many as the greatest Wu-Tang solo project to date (it's the second best, behind "Liquid Swords" - ed) and a remains a bullet point in any discussion involving the greatest "Cocaine Rap" or "Street Hop" albums of all time. Raekwon's narrative, plays out like a movie script from the violent, drug fueled, underbelly of New York City's criminal landscape, intricately woven over instrumentals from the legendary mastermind behind the Wu-Tang Clan, The RZA. Even the album's main feature "Tony Starks aka Ghostface Killer", referred to as such rather described as a "guest star" appearing on 12 of the albums 18 tracks.

                                          It should be noted that while the Only Built 4 Cuban Linx did produce a string of successful singles, such as "Ice Cream", "Incarcerated Scarfaces", and "Criminology", like all classic cinema, the album was intentionally engineered to be appreciated in one sitting, played from beginning to end. In continuing with it's proud tradition of honoring historically significant hip hop albums, Get On Down presents Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx", back on double translucent purple vinyl. This edition features for the first time ever on vinyl, the formerly CD only bonus track, "North Star (Jewels)". And if that wasn't enough, the entire album also features completely enhanced and painstakingly remastered audio. This is the definitive must-own vinyl edition of Raekwon’s masterpiece. 

                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Patrick says: Purple vinyl pressing of 'The Purple Tape' - AKA the 3rd Greatest Hip Hop album of all time. (#1 "Enter The Wu Tang", #2 "Liquid Swords" FYI) Incredibly sounding even better nearly 25 years later, this classic has aged like a fine wine. If you're after lyrics, flow, hooks, beats and the finest document of street life, you got it son!

                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                          2xColoured LP Info: PURPLE VINYL EDITION!

                                          By the time Busta Rhymes hit with his second solo album, “When Disaster Strikes”, he was already cemented as one of the most powerful voices in the rap game. With a lead single that countered that statement “Put Your Hands Where MY Eyes Can See” he proved he is more than just a one act man. The single was an immediate smash and was followed by an equally amazing album. The albums second single “Dangerous” continued to push Busta creatively and was accompanied with a stellar video gained him major air play on BET and MTV.

                                          Critics and fans alike applauded this release for its depth and well-crafted songs which made it platinum at the time of its release. Songs like “Turn UP” the Flipmode assisted "We Could Take it Outside" and “Rhymes Galore” showcase Busta at his best; rapid fire delivery over hard pounding beats. Other stand out cuts include "So Hardcore" and “One” which is a great collaboration with Erykah Badu. On the production side Busta brings along his trusted team; Rashad Smith, Dilla, Rockwilder and DJ Scratch to serve him just what he needed for “When Disaster Strikes” to be full on dope! 

                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Patrick says: Awwww sheeeit. Between the ages of 12 and 16 I reckon I played this album 6,783 times - and I still can't rap along to Busta's brilliant flow. This sophomore offering is fire from top to bottom and includes the Seals & Croft sampling "Put Your Hands", Al Green-flipping "Turn It Up" and whacked out boogie bomb "Dangerous".

                                          Oasis

                                          Definitely Maybe - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                            Originally released on August 29th 1994, ‘Definitely Maybe’ was the fastest-ever selling debut album in the UK at the time, and marked the point when Oasis became a cultural phenomenon. The album went seven times platinum in the UK while selling over five million copies worldwide. The four singles – ‘Supersonic’, ‘Shakermaker’, ‘Live Forever’ and ‘Cigarettes And Alcohol ‘ are established classics while songs that were never released outside of the album’s confines such as ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’ and ‘Slide Away’ also remain anthems and radio staples known to every generation of music fan.

                                            ‘Definitely Maybe’ frequently appears on ‘best album of all time’ polls and is widely considered to be the best debut album ever made. A quarter of a century following its release, its songs sound as fresh and relevant as they did in 1994.

                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                            2xColoured LP Info: Limited edition silver coloured vinyl.

                                            Miriam Makeba

                                            Pata Pata

                                            Strut presents an all-time classic of South African music, the definitive remastered edition of Miriam Makeba’s ‘PataPata’, her first album recorded for Reprise in 1966. The album marked a significant international breakthrough for Makeba.

                                            Moving to the US after the anti-apartheid film ‘Come Back, Africa’ gained international attention and staying there in exile, she quickly built her career in New York during the ‘60s, mentored by Harry Belafonte. Signing with Reprise after a period with RCA, she returned to one of her older songs: “I wrote ‘PataPata’ back in 1956, back in South Africa,” remembered Makeba in her autobiography. “It was a fun little song and I was thinking of a dance that we do at home (“pata” means ‘touch” in Zulu and Xhosa).”

                                            Originally a hit in South Africa with her early vocal harmony group the Skylarks, the new recording, produced by Jerry Ragovoy, brought a lighter uptempoR’nB arrangement, adding some English lyrics. “It was my first truly big seller. All of a sudden, people who never knew I had been in America since 1959 were asking me to be on their television shows and play at their concert halls during 1967. In the discotheques, they invented a new dance called the ‘PataPata’ where couples dance apart and then reach out and touch each other. I went to Argentina for a concert and, across South America, they are singing my song.”


                                            Strut present a new repress of the influential first volume of ‘Disco Not Disco’ compiled by Joey Negro and Sean P as part of the label’s 20th Anniversary.

                                            ‘Disco Not Disco’ was a perfectly timed compilation back in 2000. Released when interest in the myths, history and playlists of original New York clubs like Paradise Garage and The Loft was at its peak, the album drew on the outer limits of leftfield disco championed by Levan and Mancuso, bringing together unlikely dancefloor anthems by rock acts like Yoko Ono and Ian Dury, obscurities from cottage labels like BC and Splash and selected oddities from the unique mind of avant-garde hero, Arthur Russell. It was essentially a celebration of the sonic melting pot in New York during the early ‘80s, an era when punk had burnt itself out and disco had become commercial and saccharine; in its place, the post-punk movement threw up brilliant oddities which tore up the accepted rulebook.

                                            Since its release, the compilation title has become a by-word for a whole genre of music and remains a landmark collection of its time. With original copies now changing hands for €100+, this new pressing is a welcome return for an essential celebration of disco’s difficult cousins. The album features full original artwork and Kris Needs’ sleeve notes and is remastered and cut by The Carvery.


                                            Rodriguez

                                            Cold Fact - Reissue

                                              Sixto Diaz Rodriguez recorded "Cold Fact" - his debut album - in 1969, and released it in March 1970. It's crushingly good stuff, mixing soul, funk, rock and psychedelia and filled with tales of bad drugs, lost love, and itchy-footed songs about life in late 60s inner-city America. But the album sank without trace, thanks, in part, to some of Rodriguez's more idiosyncratic behavior, like performing at an industry showcase with his back to the audience throughout.

                                              As his music career became a memory, Rodriguez's legend was growing – on the other side of the world. While in the UK and US the album gained a cult status, in South Africa "Cold Fact" had become a major word of mouth success, eventually going double platinum. Eventually Rodriguez was tracked down, re-launching his career in the late 90s and selling out 5000 capacity venues in South Africa.

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              Ltd LP Info: 180 gram vinyl edition.

                                              Rodriguez

                                              Coming From Reality - Reissue

                                                Back in 1971, "Coming From Reality" was Rodriguez's last gasp, the follow-up to "Cold Fact" and the final album he was allowed to record for the Sussex label. Unearthed, once again, it's another treat for fans new and old, designed - at the time - as Rodriguez's vision of a perfect pop album.

                                                "Coming From Reality" found Rodriguez decamping from Detroit to London's Lansdowne Studios, where the album was recorded with some of the UK's top talent including Chris Spedding (Dusty Springfield, Harry Nilsson) and producer Steve Rowland (The Pretty Things, PJ Proby and the man who discovered The Cure), who recalls "Coming From Reality" as his favourite ever recording project.

                                                Highlights include the super-poppy "To Whom It May Concern", the "Rocky Raccoon"-inspired "A Most Disgusting Song" and period piece "Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour".

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                Ltd LP Info: 180 gram vinyl edition.

                                                CD Info: Includes 3 bonus tracks.

                                                Nirvana

                                                Live And Loud - Vinyl Edition

                                                  First-time stand-alone audio release of the Nirvana concert video LIVE AND LOUD from the MTV-shot performance in Seattle on 13th December, 1993 that was previously only available in the IN UTERO 20th anniversary Super Deluxe box from 2013.

                                                  There will be the 180-gram black audiophile 2LP vinyl edition in a gatefold jacket with replica backstage pass audio download card.

                                                  Limited 2019 edition of Manu Chao's 1998 LP, "Clandestino / Bloody Border", remastered for the first time on triple vinyl + CD with lots of bonus bits to enjoy!

                                                  A modern day traveler's global comfort, like finding a Bible in the bedside table, "Clandestino" defies cultural differences and boundaries and instead unites the world under one marijuana-patterned flag. As likely to soundtrack coffee mornings in the bohemian cafes of the Parvati valley as it is to light up the disco at your city's local Hatter's Hostel.... Manu Chao's distinct but unforced vocal delivery carrying the message of global unity and peace to all through some dazzling instrumental tracks. Every backpacker needs one! 


                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                  3xLtd LP Info: Double 12" 180g heavyweight black vinyl + bonus colored blue 10" in sleeve with no spine.
                                                  Gatefold sleeve.
                                                  CD included.

                                                  Reissued as part of Island’s 60th anniversary celebrations, Gregory Isaac’s "Night Nurse" is a definitive lovers rock / reggae album.  Title track "Night Nurse" was a global success on release in 1982 - yet the album is consistently strong throughout and features other Isaacs’ classics such as "Objection Overruled", (Balearic cross-over hit) "Cool Down The Pace" and "Hot Stepper". On the album Isaacs is backed by the Roots Radics - the allstar rhythm section who defined the sound of reggae in the 80s. It's produced by Errol ‘Flabba’ Holt and features no other than Wally Badarou on keyboards and synths! Isaacs doesn’t put a foot wrong on this album of classic lovers rock  – but what else would you expect from the man tagged The Cool Ruler. Recommended!

                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                  LP Info: 180 gram vinyl.

                                                  LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                  Morrissey

                                                  ¡The Best Of!

                                                    Following the launch of his solo career in 1988, “Moz” would spend the next 10 years composing and releasing six studio albums and a string of hit singles before going on a brief recording hiatus. On November 6, 2001, THE BEST OF MORRISSEY, a collection that brought together his most memorable work as a solo artist up to that point which was originally released on CD in North America only. In celebration of Morrissey’s career, we will revisit that classic compilation this year by releasing it, for the first time ever, on vinyl. THE BEST OF MORRISSEY will be available as a black double-LP.

                                                    All the other studio albums the singer released between 1988 and 1997 are represented on THE BEST OF MORRISSEY with “Sing Your Life” from Kill Uncle (1991), “Do Your Best And Don’t Worry” from Southpaw Grammar (1995) and “Alma Matters” from Maladjusted (1997). Other tracks on the collection include the non-album single “Sunny” and the B-sides “Sister I’m A Poet” and “Lost.”

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    2xLtd LP Info: 2LP set in gatefold sleeve – 180 gram vinyl.

                                                    Though only 21 years of age, and still a student at Philadelphia’s Temple University, DSU is Alex G's fifth album. All recorded at home, almost exclusively solo, and, until recently, all self-released and available only via Bandcamp; the volume of his work online - combined with its vitality - has helped build a fervent cult fan base.

                                                    Wise beyond his years, Alex’s lyrics draw upon personal experiences whilst conveying something universal as if touching upon topics with a world-weary authority: the frustration that comes with dealing with reprobate friends, self-centred drug-use and the stinging loneliness of an unreciprocated affection all feature prominently. Like classic artists Neil Young and Alex Chilton, Alex’s songs are refreshingly robust and rapturous, with enough lo-fi grit to ground them in a sparse, impressionistic space.

                                                    Sonically, his palette fluctuates from the rolling rhythms of album opener 'After Ur Gone' to the distorted atmospherics of 'Hollow'; a shift that makes more sense when you realise Alex counts Silver Jews, Aphex Twin, Lucinda Williams and Boards of Canada amongst his diverse musical reference points. Everything is tied together by the ever present winding open spaces of his languid acoustic strums and the meandering melodies of that classic indie aesthetic. Lyrically each track on DSU - from the more intricate narrative of addictive highlight 'Harvey' to the overtly questioning elements of album closer 'Boy' - reveals just enough to embolden the listener to explore beneath its surface - making what they will of Alex's introspective musings.

                                                    Offering a sense of cathartic comfort in its moodiest moments, DSU is evidence of Alex G's pliable sound – one which has whole crowds singing his own words back to him with voracious intent. In the US the album has already been ecstatically received, earning Alex the accolade of “the Internet’s Secret Best Songwriter” from The Fader while Rolling Stone named him “a bright new talent”.


                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    LP Info: Repress.

                                                    LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                    Snail Mail

                                                    Habit - Expanded Edition

                                                      Available in its first pressing for Matador Records, Snail Mail’s debut EP “Habit” serves as a nascent example of Lindsey Jordan’s extraordinary talent as a songwriter, singer and guitarist. The seven song disc features the six original 2016 tracks as well as “The 2nd Most Beautiful Girl In The World,” penned by K Records Band Courtney Love and recorded by Snail Mail in 2018, available on record for the first time. The EP features a full-color cover as it had originally been designed, and has been remastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters.

                                                      Cabaret Voltaire

                                                      1974-76

                                                        A selection of material recorded by Cabaret Voltaire during the earlier and formative years of their existence. All of the recordings were done in an attic 10 feet by 6, on a domestic reel to reel tape recorder. A number of the recordings here were part of those which made up the now legendary limited edition cassette released by the band in 1976.

                                                        Features all original Cabaret Voltaire members – Richard H Kirk, Stephen Mallinder, Chris Watson.


                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                        2xColoured LP Info: Limited edition transparent orange vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

                                                        2xColoured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                        Frakkur

                                                        2000 - 2004

                                                          Frakkur was the artist name Jónsi used for his experiments in electronic music. Working on his own, either at home in Reykjavík, in hotel rooms on tour with Sigur Rós, or later at his boyfriend’s house in Boston, Jónsi spent endless hours diving into then-new bits of kit and programming, having fun and seeing how far he could push things.

                                                          The legacy is three collections of work totalling 25 tracks collated into one triple album - each made a year or so apart, under slightly different circumstances and with different equipment.

                                                          The oldest, 2000-2001, was made on Jónsi’s first PC laptop, named The Tank for its unwieldy size. The second, 2002-2003, was made in his small flat in the middle of Reykjavík, where he set up his first home studio in a cupboard, so that it could be packed away at night. The final part of the Frakkur trilogy, 2003-2004, was made in Cambridge, Mass. in breaks of Sigur Rós touring. His partner, Alex Somers, had by then introduced Jónsi to the programme Logic, and this he coupled with a Yamaha VSS-30 toy keyboard to sample his voice in what he describes as a spontaneous and exciting process.


                                                          Jónsi & Alex Somers

                                                          Riceboy Sleeps - 10th Anniversary Edition (2019 Analogue Remaster)

                                                            Riceboy Sleeps is the debut studio album by Jónsi (Sigur Rós vocalist) & his partner Alex Somers, it was originally released in 2009. The album features acoustic instrumental music alongside the string quartet Amilina and the Kópavogsdætur Choir. To mark the 10th anniversary of Riceboy Sleeps, a limited vinyl including the original album plus the 33 minute All Animals EP is released.


                                                            Crass

                                                            Penis Envy

                                                              Album has been remastered by Alex Gordon at Abbey Road Studios, as close as possible to the sound of the original release. “As it was in the beginning”.

                                                              Penis Envy, released in 1981, was the third LP by the anarchist punk band Crass. The album is included as #36 on Rolling Stones' "40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time" list in 2016.

                                                              Named as a reference to some of Freud's ideas concerning sexuality, this release marked something of a departure from the somewhat 'macho', 'hardcore punk' image that The Feeding of the 5000 and its follow up, Stations of the Crass, had to some extent given the group, for it featured more obviously complex musical arrangements, as well as exclusively female vocals by Eve Libertine and Joy De Vivre (although Steve Ignorant remained a group member and is credited on the record sleeve as "not on this recording").

                                                              The album addressed feminist issues and once again attacked the institutions of 'the system' such as marriage and sexual repression.

                                                              The album was banned by the retailer HMV. During the mid-1980s, Greater Manchester Police under the direction of James Anderton seized copies along with other records by Crass and the Dead Kennedys, from Eastern Bloc record shop. Frank Schofield was charged with displaying "obscene articles for publication for gain". The band Flux of Pink Indians, its two record labels and its publishing company were also charged under the Obscene Publications Act. The judge ruled against Crass in the ensuing court case, although this decision was overturned by the Court of Appeal, apart from the lyrics to one song, "Bata Motel". The heavy costs incurred by this episode were a contributing factor in Crass deciding to disband.

                                                              Both the vinyl and CD feature fold-out poster sleeves and are exact replicas of the original pressing.

                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                              Ltd LP Info: Single black vinyl in fold out poster sleeve – replicates first original pressing.

                                                              CD Info: Fold-out poster sleeve – replicates first original pressing.

                                                              Crass

                                                              Yes Sir, I Will

                                                                Album has been remastered by Alex Gordon at Abbey Road Studios, as close as possible to the sound of the original release.

                                                                “As it was in the beginning”. Yes Sir, I Will was the fifth and penultimate album released in March 1983 by the anarcho-punk band, Crass.

                                                                The album was essentially a bitter and virulent attack on then prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, and her government in the aftermath of the Falklands War and was set nearly wholly over a raging and an almost free-form improvised backing provided by the group's musicians. Many of the lyrics from this album are extracted from Penny Rimbaud's extended poem ‘Rocky Eyed’. The original vinyl release contained no banding between songs, thus presenting the contents as one long piece split over both sides, making it the longest punk song ever recorded (the CD release was tracked by individual song). Rimbaud summarised the album in an interview to Radio Free France:

                                                                “The boundaries increasingly ceased to have any relevance - prior to the Falklands War, one naively believed that there were separations between 'this' and 'that' and that if you dealt with 'this' then you could do 'that'... like songs - each song had its own little separate thing to deal with and Yes Sir, I Will is a statement about the fact that there isn't any separation - that it's all one and the same thing, that there is no single cause or single idea - there's no-one else to blame but yourself. That you can't say, "Well let's now concentrate on the Northern Ireland problem", "let's now concentrate on the problem of sexual relationships"... you can't do that - everything now is one major problem and that problem stems from yourself.”

                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                Ltd LP Info: Single black vinyl in fold out poster sleeve – replicates first original pressing.

                                                                CD Info: Fold-out poster sleeve – replicates first original pressing.

                                                                Crass

                                                                Christ - The Album

                                                                  Album has been remastered by Alex Gordon at Abbey Road Studios, as close as possible to the sound of the original release. “As it was in the beginning”.

                                                                  Christ – The Album is the fourth album by Crass, released in 1982. It was released as a boxed set double vinyl LP package, including one disk of new studio material and another, entitled Well Forked… But Not Dead, of a live recording of their June 1981 gig at the 100 Club in London along with other studio tracks, demos and tape fragments.

                                                                  The box also included a book, A Series Of Shock Slogans and Mindless Token Tantrums (which featured Penny Rimbaud's essay "The Last of the Hippies", telling the story of the suspicious death of his friend Wally Hope) and a largesize poster painted by Gee Vaucher.

                                                                  Unlike previous Crass albums, Christ took almost a year to record, produce and mix, during which time the Falklands War had taken place. This caused Crass to fundamentally question their approach to making records. As a group whose very reason for existing was to comment on political issues, they felt they had been overtaken and made to appear redundant by real-world events.

                                                                  For subsequent releases, including the singles "How Does it Feel to Be the Mother of a Thousand Dead", "Sheep Farming In The Falklands" and the album ‘Yes Sir, I Will’, the band stripped their sound "back to basics" and they were issued as "tactical responses" to political situations.

                                                                  Christ - The Album is considered to be one of Crass' best recordings. In a retrospective article written for the album, Harry Sword of The Quietus.

                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                  2xLP Box Set Info: Double vinyl boxset with book – replica of original first pressing.

                                                                  2xCD Box Set Info: Double CD boxset with book – replica of original first pressing.

                                                                  Crass

                                                                  Ten Notes On A Summer's Day

                                                                    Ten Notes on a Summer's Day was Crass's final album under the Crass name. It was released in 1986 and consists of a vocal and instrumental version of the same tracks in an avant-garde musical style.

                                                                    Recorded at Southern Studios in the Winter of 1984 / Summer 1985. Penny Rimbaud says in the liner notes: “Just as throughout our seven years’ existence as a punk band we had made concerted efforts to avoid specific political pigeonholing (‘left-wing, right-wing, you can stuff the lot’), so, musically, we attempted to push the barriers, always avoiding the obvious.”

                                                                    In one respect alone we were absolutely consistent; our inconsistency. If the essentially rowdy Feeding of the Five Thousand and Stations Of The Crass had established us as the thinking man’s bovver band, so Penis Envy broke the mould as an almost lyrical, yet still very angry piece of rock’n’roll feminism. And just as at the very time that the BBC thought us safe enough to be given airplay, so we ploughed in with Christ, The Album, an uncompromisingly avantgarde noise album which in its own way went a long way in redefining rock’n’roll’s limited parameters.

                                                                    Then, in much the same way as our fifth album, Yes Sir, I Will, owed more to free jazz than to rock, so Ten Notes On A Summer’s Day nudged itself towards modern European atonality, and us completely out of the rock’n’roll arena (as testified to by dramatically reduced record sales). In this sense, Ten Notes On A Summer’s Day truly was a swansong.”

                                                                    The vinyl edition comes in a single sleeve with printed inner – bag/insert. The CD comes in cardboard digipack type packaging.

                                                                    Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series continues with Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990, an unprecedented overview of the country’s vital minimal, ambient, avant-garde, and New Age music – what can collectively be described as kankyō ongaku, or environmental music. The collection features internationally acclaimed artists such as Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Joe Hisaishi, as well as other pioneers like Hiroshi Yoshimura, Yoshio Ojima and Satoshi Ashikawa, who deserve a place alongside the indisputable giants of these genres.

                                                                    In the 1970s, the concepts of Brian Eno’s “ambient” and Erik Satie’s “furniture music” began to take hold in the minds of artists and musicians around Tokyo. Emerging fields like soundscape design and architectural acoustics opened up new ways in which sound and music could be consumed. For artists like Yoshimura, Ojima and Ashikawa, these ideas became the foundation for their musical works, which were heard not only on records and in live performances, but also within public and private spaces where they intermingled with the sounds and environments of everyday life. The bubble economy of 1980s Japan also had a hand in the advancement of kankyō ongaku. In an attempt to cultivate an image of sophisticated lifestyle, corporations with expendable income bankrolled various art and music initiatives, which opened up new and unorthodox ways in which artists could integrate their avant-garde musical forms into everyday life: in-store music for Muji, promo LP for a Sanyo AC unit, a Seiko watch advert, among others that can be heard in this collection.

                                                                    Kankyō Ongaku is expertly compiled by Spencer Doran (Visible Cloaks) who, with a series of revelatory mixtapes as well as his label Empire of Signs (Music For Nine Postcards), has been instrumental in shepherding interest in this music outside of Japan. Together with Light In The Attic’s celebrated anthologies I Am The Center and The Microcosm, Kankyō Ongaku helps to broaden our understanding of this quietly profound music, regardless of the environment in which it’s heard.


                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    Patrick says: Now, while the Japanese ambient revival has been going on for some years (check out essential reissues on Palto Flats, WRWTFWW, 17853) Light In The Attic steal a march on their competitors with this sublime compilation of obscurities from the Land of the Rising Sun. Wonderfully packaged, presented and curated, "Kankyo Ongaku" is a fitting companion to "I Am The Center" and the "Microcosm", exploring the New Age and ambient sounds of 80s Japan. Minimal, relaxing and utterly beautiful, this music is almost heavenly.

                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                    2xDeluxe CD Info: 2xCD housed in a custom 7”x 7” hardbound book.

                                                                    3xLP Box Set Info: Vinyl repress!!
                                                                    Triple black vinyl LP with deluxe Stoughton “tip-on” jackets and slipcase.

                                                                    Selva Discos fulfills its duty of giving a new life to Fernando Falcão's long lost LPs with the reissue of his album Barracas Barrocas, originally released through Egberto Gismonti's cult record label Carmo in 1987. Somehow, an original copy of this album is even more elusive than its predecessor Memória das Águas and it is a pity that such a stunning piece of music was kept apart from listeners worldwide for so long.

                                                                    The follow-up to Memória das Águas was recorded in São Paulo after Fernando Falcão returned from his exile in France in 1984. In order to conceive Barracas Barrocas, the musician had the help of illustrious friends, such as singer-songwriter Alceu Valença and singer Tetê Espíndola, alongside brothers Myriam and Daniel Taubkin. At the time, Falcão was still using the sound sculptures he created for Memória das Águas, as he is credited in the liner notes for playing a "water orchestra" and his berimbau variant called balauê.

                                                                    Barracas Barrocas is an album that works as a more condensed and coherent artistic statement of Falcão's oeuvre. Lush strings, swelling brass, glowing production, and humming atmospheres fill the record, adding a beautiful yet subtly linked counterpoint to his previously explosive debut. It is very cinematic, sounding like the soundtrack of a play that only existed in the musician's mind.

                                                                    For this release, not only the sound was remastered but the artwork of Barracas Barrocas was completely and faithfully restored. Also, the reissue comes with unprecedented liner notes featuring rare photos of the musician and his sound sculptures plus an article that tells the story of Fernando Falcão after returning to Brazil following his exile – a story that has never been told, until now.

                                                                    The Teardrop Explodes

                                                                    Kilimanjaro - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                      Kilimanjaro the debut album by the neo-psychedelic Liverpool band The Teardrop Explodes, which featured Julian Cope as its lead singer was released on 10 October 1980. It contains versions of the band’s early singles including ‘Sleeping Gas’, ‘Bouncing Babies’, ‘Treason’ their biggest hit, ‘Reward’. This new 180gm vinyl edition has been cut at Abbey Road and features the Kilimanjaro cover which was used when ‘Reward’ was added to the album.

                                                                      Maps

                                                                      We Can Create - Special Edition Vinyl Reissue

                                                                        A hugely ambitious, widescreen and epic record that recalls everything from the far away electronics of Basic Channel and Carl Craig, through the skewed songwriting of Postal Service, Flaming Lips and Grandaddy to the euphoric sound-scapes of Sigur Ros and My Bloody Valentine, We Can Create is a work of heart stopping extremes.

                                                                        The album was recorded without computers, preferring the painstaking process of splicing sounds together on MAPS’ battered 16 track recorder in his Northamptonshire bedroom, the results were subsequently co-produced by Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Bjork) and mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, Hope Of The States). The critically acclaimed album was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2007.

                                                                        Maps has remixed Depeche Mode, Public Service Broadcasting, Susanne Sundfør, Moby, C Duncan, M83 and more.


                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                        2xLP Info: Limited to 1000 Copies on 70’s style green glass coloured vinyl.

                                                                        2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                        The Teardrop Explodes

                                                                        Wilder - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                          Wilder is the second album by neo-psychedelic Liverpool band The Teardrop Explodes, and the final completed album released by the group. This new 180gm vinyl version of the album was cut at Abbey Road and uses the original Inner bag as well as cover.

                                                                          Maps

                                                                          Turning The Mind - Special Edition Vinyl Reissue

                                                                            Turning The Mind, recorded with Tim Holmes (Death in Vegas) at the Contino Rooms in London, is Maps’second album from 2009 and followed the release of Maps’ Mercury Prize shortlisted debut We Can Create in 2007. Includes the tracks ‘I Dream of Crystal’, ‘Die Happy, Die Smiling’ and ‘Valium In The Sunshine’

                                                                            “The tracks for this album never seemed to stop flowing from the day I began working on them, it is a true statement of Maps' music at this precise moment.”James Chapman aka Mapsin 2009.

                                                                            Maps has remixed Depeche Mode, Public Service Broadcasting, Susanne Sundfør, Moby, C Duncan, M83 and more.


                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                            2xLP Info: Limited to 500 copies on orange vinyl .

                                                                            2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                            Andrew WK

                                                                            I Get Wet - Vinyl Edition

                                                                              The fan favorite semininal debut by Andrew W.K on vinyl for the first time in close to a decade. I Get Wet includes the anthems “Party Hard”, “She Is beautiful”, “Ready To Die” & “I Love NYC”.

                                                                              The album comes housed in a completely upgraded gatefold jacket printed by Stoughton which includes spot gloss over the iconic bloody nose cover image to really make the cover art POP!

                                                                              Andrew W.K. has a mission—to dirty up rock & roll, literally and figuratively. And while that may seem a sizeable task for one man to shoulder, consider that the Michigan-reared screamer has devoted the whole of his debut album I Get Wet to ecstatic celebration of the id. It’s a heck of an idea, and it’s brought W.K. the fawning adoration of the British press who, after enduring years of ambient art-rock inspired by paranoia about technology (you know who we mean), are rushing to embrace W.K.‘s credo that everyone should party till they puke.

                                                                              W.K. stays on theme throughout I Get Wet’s 12 frenetic tracks—song titles like the aforementioned “Puke,” “It’s Time to Party,” “Party Hard,” and “Fun Night” pretty much make the point. But W.K.‘s more-is-more approach holds true of the music too—it’s cheesy new wave meets spiky metal but delivered with such self-conscious force that it’s almost bubblegum.

                                                                              Think of the gargantuan riffs of “Detroit Rock City” smeared with Flock of Seagulls-style synth while some manic propagandist hollers himself hoarse over top. I Get Wet has one setting—loud—but not since the Stooges has unmitigated hedonism, and just plain headbanging, seemed like a plan. Mighty members of the three-finger devil salute fraternity, your soundtrack has arrived.


                                                                              Joan As Police Woman

                                                                              Real Life - Deluxe Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                2006 debut album ‘Real Life’ is pressed on crystal clear vinyl and contains ‘I Defy’, co-written by and featuring Antony Hegarty.

                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                Joan As Police Woman

                                                                                To Survive - Deluxe Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                  ‘To Survive’ (2008) is reissued on sun / gold transparent vinyl and features the classic tracks ‘To America’ featuring Rufus Wainwright and ‘Honor Wishes’ featuring David Sylvian.

                                                                                  Joan As Police Woman

                                                                                  The Deep Field - Deluxe Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                    ‘The Deep Field’ (2011) is released on orange transparent vinyl.

                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                    2xColoured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

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

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                    Coloured LP Info: Translucent orange splatter "Bengali Tiger Edition".

                                                                                    More from the Mad Professor vaults this week via his esteemed Ariwa Sounds imprint. "Dubtronic" originates from 1998 and is a largely overlooked digital dub affair. Featuring the producer's hi-def multi-track production, the sounds are soaked in an ethereal & majestic quality - highly psychedelized environments for the advanced dub explorers out there!

                                                                                    Mad Professor's productions are vastly spacious - even by dub's expansive standards - and this open-air freedom finds its perfect expression throughout the album's course; elevating the listener into infinite realms of hypno-dub soundscapes.

                                                                                    Side B sees the Prof delve into hybrid territory, mixing things up with jungle and electronica yet still keeping things deep, dread and dubwise.

                                                                                    An imperative release for anyone into experimental & electronic dub sounds!


                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    Matt says: Mid to late '90s digi-dub, though pretty unfashionable until recently, is my ultimate jam! Possessing an extra-terrestrial etherealness and cavernously deep rooted, Mad Prof is one of the masters of the style, demonstrated perfectly here!

                                                                                    Explosions In The Sky

                                                                                    How Strange, Innocence (Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                      Remastered, repackaged reissue celebrating the 20th anniversary of Explosions In The Sky. First time ever available on vinyl at retail stores. First time on vinyl since 2004. Packaged in a full-color heavyweight triple gatefold jacket w/ matte varnish, full color heavyweight insert, and custom vinyl etching.

                                                                                      The members of Explosions In The Sky played their first show, at the University of Texas’ student radio station, on July 4, 1999, under the short-lived moniker, Breaker Morant. A year later, they recorded their first album, How Strange, Innocence, over the course of two days, and made 300 CD-R copies to sell at shows and give to friends in their hometown of Austin, TX. In 2001, they signed to Temporary Residence Ltd., and released their breakthrough second album, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever, leaving the legend of How Strange, Innocence to proliferate on file-sharing and tape trading sites in a pre-iTunes and YouTube era. Following their third album, The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place, the band released a single vinyl pressing of How Strange, Innocence as the debut release on a friend’s short-lived local imprint, Ruined Potential Records. Sold exclusively on a 2004 North American tour, the sole pressing of 300 sold out immediately, quickly becoming an urban legend for fans. Now, in honor of the band’s 20th anniversary, we are delighted to bring this treasured document of Explosions In The Sky’s humble beginnings back into the world. How Strange, Innocence – Anniversary Edition has been beautifully remastered by Heba Kadry – with vinyl lacquers cut by Bob Weston – and packaged in an incredible full-color, heavyweight triple-gatefold jacket with matte varnish, heavyweight full-color insert, and custom vinyl etching containing the charming story of How Strange, Innocence in the band’s own words. This is the definitive sound, look, and feel of the album that started one of the most inspiring and unique careers in modern underground music.

                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                      2xColoured LP Info: Light & Dark Blue Mix Coloured Vinyl, limited to 4000 worldwide.

                                                                                      2xColoured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                      Explosions In The Sky

                                                                                      The Rescue (Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                        Remastered, repackaged reissue celebrating the 20th anniversary of Explosions In The Sky. First time ever available on vinyl. Packaged in a full-color jacket w/matte varnish, full-color heavyweight inner sleeve, and full-color LP labels.

                                                                                        The Rescue is commonly referred to as Explosions In The Sky’s “secret album,” mostly due to the fact that since its initial limited mail-order only CD release in 2005, it has never been made commercially available on any format, in any store, anywhere in the world. In 2005 – after having toured the world for over a year straight in support of The Earth Is Not A Cold Place, and scoring the major motion picture, Friday Night Lights – Explosions In The Sky took the year off to physically, emotionally, and creatively recharge. It was during this period that they decided to try making an entire album in a method that was totally foreign to them: Quickly, and loosely. They came up with the idea to compose, rehearse, record, and mix an entirely new song each day for eight days in a row. They kept the rules simple and strict: the song had to be crafted from start to finish in one day, and could not be revisited once that day was done. The band would produce, record, and mix everything themselves in their own homes, without outside assistance or interference. With such rigid parameters, the expectations were kept suitably low. The quality of the album that bloomed was startlingly high. The songs had a lightness and unruliness that starkly contrasted their catalog, while maintaining the same emotional resonance that had already become a trademark of their music. The Rescue – Anniversary Edition has been beautifully remastered from the original 24-bit stereo mixes by Heba Kadry at Timeless Mastering. The vinyl lacquers have been cut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service. The record was pressed onto audiophile-quality 100% virgin vinyl at Record Technology Inc., and is packaged in a full-color jacket with a full-color heavyweight inner sleeve featuring the hand-written story of The Rescue, as told by the band upon its completion in 2005. This is the long-overdue, definitive presentation of a rare but requisite piece of Explosions In The Sky’s remarkable history.

                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                        Coloured LP Info: Opaque Dusty Orange Coloured Vinyl, limited to 4000 copies worldwide.

                                                                                        Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                        Florence + The Machine

                                                                                        Lungs - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                          To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Florence + The Machine's seminal debut album Lungs, UMC are proud to release this special edition limited burgundy coloured vinyl.

                                                                                          Originally released on 3rd July 2009, Lungs was an immense debut, spending 89 weeks in the UK top 40. It was shortlisted for the 2009 Mercury Prize and won British Album of the Year at the Brit Awards in 2010.

                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                          Coloured LP Info: Burgundy coloured vinyl.

                                                                                          Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                          "Sweet And Nice" is the vital debut album from Jamaica’s undisputed first lady of song Marica Griffiths. It’s reggae at its most soulful. Slinking through a tight ten tracks of R&B and pop-sourced material, it became an instant best seller. 45 years after its initial release the LP is available again on vinyl as a double LP and remastered to sound sweeter than ever!

                                                                                          "Sweet And Nice" has appeared over the years with a revised running order and under different titles. But the original’s opening sequence of loping soul is legendary, even beyond reggae circles. These songs are now returned to how they were presented on that first Jamaican release, and under their intended album title.

                                                                                          Marcia’s version of “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” has long been lusted after, played by genre-hopping selectors to snapping necks for decades now. It’s followed by the sophisticated, rollicking wah-wah funk of “Everything I Own” and the slice of smooth lovers soul par excellence that is “Green Grasshopper” and her ace, lilting Neil Diamond cover “Play Me”.

                                                                                          The thundering, humid funk of “Children At Play” 'sounds uncannily like a precursor of Massive Attack', as FACT Mag astutely noted when they put "Sweet And Nice" at number 16 in their list of the 100 best albums of the 1970s. Otherworldly, moody and essential.

                                                                                          Side two keeps the fire burning. “Sweet, Bitter Love” should leave you swooning, and is also one of the album’s alternate titles. Curtis Mayfield’s already-eternal “Gypsy Man” is up next, recast as proto-lovers rock.

                                                                                          “There’s No Me Without You” is elevated to canonical status by the majestic, forlorn horns of the Federal Soul Givers and Marcia’s heartbreaking delivery. And if this doesn’t get you then surely the next track will: arguably the definitive version of Ewan MacColl’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”. Yes, seriously.

                                                                                          “I Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely” re-takes its rightful place at the end of the LP’s second side… but we couldn’t leave it at that. So we added an entire second record of rare material recorded around the same time as "Sweet And Nice", much of it unavailable since it was originally released. Some of these songs have only ever been found on now unattainable 7" singles and no, rarity doesn’t always correspond with quality, but in this case we’re talking about some seriously jaw-dropping music.

                                                                                          Amongst 14 extra tracks you’ll find the exquisite late-60s singles “Melody Life” and “Mark My Word” which, along with the sumptuous reading of “Band Of Gold”, are now £100 records, if you can find them! Just sayin’. There‘s also a fantastic version of “The First Cut Is the Deepest” and an alternate take of “Play Me” with producer Lloyd Charmers adding his own vocals.


                                                                                          Sanford Clark

                                                                                          They Call Me Country

                                                                                            Propelled by his 1956 Lee Hazlewood- produced hit “The Fool,” Sanford Clark was already a rockabilly legend in his own right by the time he swapped his hair gel and switchblade for a pair of cowboy boots on They Call Me Country. Recorded between 1965-67 and originally released as a series of singles for Phoenix’s Ramco label, the 12 tracks on this LP borrow Bakersfield’s outlaw sound and ignore Nashville’s countrypolitan flair, standing as a true lost masterpiece of country music’s third generation.

                                                                                            Clark’s booming baritone tells tales of bar fights, heartaches, and drinking til you can’t stand, while Waylon Jennings provides a backdrop of fuzzed out guitar twang. Mastered from the original session tapes and back on vinyl for the first time since the Nixon administration. 

                                                                                            Pastor T.L. Barrett And The Youth For Christ Choir

                                                                                            Do Not Pass Me By Vol II

                                                                                            The sequel to Pastor Barrett’s landmark 1971 masterpiece "Like A Ship…", "Do Not Pass Me By" finds the young Chicago preacher and his Youth for Christ Choir continuing their genre-bending spiritual journey. Heavy drums, soaring falsettos, euphoric tambourines, sharp horns, and Barrett’s unwavering devotion dance around a 40-piece choir, working together to form sanctified slab of gospel funk. Pressed in a minuscule quantity in 1973, "Do Not Pass Me By" was sold primarily from the pulpit of Barrett’s Mt. Zion Baptist Church, disappearing into Chicago’s south side for 45 years before Numero’s excavation. The ten-song album has been remastered, it’s generic album cover updated to match Barrett’s vision. On the back of the jacket, he insisted on the following words: 'After listening to this album you will be glad that you did not pass it by!'

                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                            Matt says: Devoit Pastor T.L Barrett made some of the finest funk and gospel to emanate from the Pentacostal church; which Numero have hadily excavated for us here... All rejoice!

                                                                                            Often regarded as Japan’s first female singer-songwriter, Sachiko Kanenobu created an enduring legacy with Misora, a timeless classic of intricate finger-picking, gently soaring melodies, and rustic Laurel Canyon vibes.

                                                                                            Originally released in 1972 on URC (Underground Record Club), one of Japan’s first independent record labels, the Haruomi Hosono-produced album remains one of the most beloved works to come out of Japan’s folk and rock scenes centered around Tokyo and Kansai areas in the early 1970s.

                                                                                            Kanenobu made her songwriting and recording debut as part of Himitsu Kessha Marumaru Kyodan, whose sole single was released on URC in 1969. After years of being pushed aside by the label in favor of newer male artists who were more 'folky' in a traditional sense, it was her friendship with the groundbreaking band and labelmate Happy End that ultimately helped her secure the opportunity to record a solo album. With Hosono on board as producer, Kanenobu spent seven days recording the songs that would become "Misora", with most songs recorded in a single take.

                                                                                            By the time "Misora" was released in September 1972, Kanenobu was gone. She had left for America, eager to start a new life with Paul Williams, a music writer who had founded Crawdaddy Magazine in 1966. Without the artist to promote it, '“Misora" was asleep for a long time,' she said. Meanwhile Kanenobu settled near Sonoma in Northern California, retiring from music and concentrating on raising her two children. It wasn’t until Philip K. Dick, the famed writer and family friend, heard "Misora" and encouraged her to get back into music, that Kanenobu felt the urge to pick up the guitar again. Soon new songs started flowing, and Dick helped finance a single for Kanenobu in 1981. He was committed to producing a full length when he died unexpectedly in 1982.

                                                                                            While she enjoyed success (especially in Germany) with her hard-hitting group Culture Shock in the 1980s, and continued to release albums in American and in Japan in the 1990s, it’s "Misora" that keeps coming back to her. Every few years a new generation of fans discover the album. Devendra Banhart, Jim O’Rourke, Steve Gunn, and many others continue to tout its greatness.

                                                                                            Kanenobu played a series of sold-out homecoming shows in Japan in 2018, playing "Misora" in its entirety. Surviving members of Happy End came out to support, some even playing in her backing band. Audience members included old and young, some young enough to be her grandchildren. 'I love it,' she said. 'They love Misora, they’ve heard it so many times. And here it rose from death…because for them, they can’t believe it- she’s still alive!'


                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                            Ltd LP Info: Vinyl housed in a deluxe, uncoated gatefold jacket with 12-page liner notes book.
                                                                                            Vinyl pressed at RTI.

                                                                                            This vinyl only "When it Falls" re-issue will mirror the original release, cut over 4 sides and using the original artwork but now pressed on heavyweight 180g vinyl. Cutting is by engineer Kevin Metcalfe using his original cutting notes. The vinyl LP has been discontinued and second-hand copies of the original pressing are changing hands on Ebay and Discogs for upwards of £100!

                                                                                            "When It Falls" was a Top 10 album, peaking at No. 4 in the UK album charts and spent 24 weeks in total in the charts. It has sold over a quarter of a million copies. Stateside the album entered the Billboard Dance / Electronic chart at #3 and stayed in the Top 20 of that chart for almost thirteen months.

                                                                                            Singles taken from the original album include “Home” with Tina Dico on vocal duties, “Warm Sounds” featuring Mozez. Sia and Sophie Barker also feature on the album, on tracks “Somersault”, “In Time” and “Speed Dial No. 2”.

                                                                                            "When It Falls" is a timelessly classic album from a seminal electronic band and the essential soundtrack to any laidback summer chilling.

                                                                                            This Special Edition release artwork will have a premium, luxury feel as it reworks the original artwork but this time using a metallic foil blocked finish. 


                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                            Matt says: I'd just moved to Manchester when this came out and it soundtracked its fair share of bleary-eyed morning afters. Now back in all its former glory you too can re-live a slow Sunday morning with the curtains closed shut, safe in the bussom of this wonderful album.

                                                                                            Sigur Rós

                                                                                            22° Lunar Halo - Reissue

                                                                                              Music from throughout Sigur Rós’s career, twisted, bent, broken, and finally added to in the band’s Rey-kjavík studio, to create a new perspective for a dance piece of the same title initiated and created by Taiwanese choreographer CHENG Tsung-Lung. Musical director Kjartan Holm.

                                                                                              Originally released on Record Store Day, 22° Lunar Halo returns with new artwork, reversed in colour and printed in special ink

                                                                                              Sigur Rós

                                                                                              Variations On Darkness - Reissue

                                                                                                A score of high Nordic drama drawing on unreleased Sigur Rós material and multi-tracks from the band’s catalogue. Premiered at Norđur Og Niđur Festival, to soundtrack performances from the Icelandic Dance Company. Arranged by Valdimar Johansson, choreographed by Erna Ómarsdóttir. Originally released on Record Store Day, Variations on Darkness returns with new artwork, reversed in colour and printed in special ink. 

                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                Mantronix - King Of The Beats - Anthology 1985-1988

                                                                                                How do you define the music of Mantronix? Is it hip hop? Electro? Funk? House? Maybe the answer is all of the above… or none?. It is true that Mantronix will be remembered for their multi-faceted sound as well as their ability to bend and blend genres flawlessly into a cohesive musical tapestry, but they will also most importantly they will be remembered as musical innovators and sub-genre pioneers. Kurtis Mantronik and MC Tee formed the group Mantronix In the early 1980s. Their Sleeping Bag Records debut ‘Mantronix: The Album’ shot to commercial success on the strength of their debut single ‘Fresh Is The Word’. The influence of this groundbreaking debut is still felt in popular music today, having been sampled by the likes of Beastie Boys, Beck, The Prodigy and more. Kurtis Mantronik was also as dangerous behind the desk as he was behind the boards. Working as A&R for Sleeping Bag while signed to the label, Mantronik also helped recruit, sign, and produce for artists such as T La Rock and Just-Ice. Notable records from this era include Just Ice's ‘Cold Gettin’ Dumb’ and ‘Back To The Old School’ as well as T La Rock's ‘Breaking Bells’. Now available for the first time ever, ‘King of the Beats - Anthology 1985-1988’ is a carefully curated double LP compilation combining the best of Mantronix's work from the early, and arguably, best era of their career into one amazing listening experience. Whether you are an avid Mantronix fan or are looking for a place to start - this is the collection to wrap your ears around.

                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                2xColoured LP Info: New version Pressed On Limited Edition White Vinyl!

                                                                                                Our review from 2017.

                                                                                                That's right, ambient maverick, electronic legend, jungle revivalist and abstract jazzer Four Tet is back with his first full length (longer than two conceptual suites) LP of brand new material in four years. Leaving the archival "0181" to one side, Kieran's last two LP outings were the extended and mind expanding ethno-lectronica of "Morning / Evening" and the dislocated, narcotic and blunted jungle of "Beautiful Rewind". Much to the delight of the KH traditionalists out there (cough...Barry) there's nary a spinback in sight on the blissful "New Energy", the producer opting instead to stroll calmly through the ambient pads, twinkling sequences and sublime textures which kept us company from "Everything Ecstatic" through to "There Is Love In You". Float away on the chilled waters of "Alap", nod along to the harp-led downbeat of "Two Thousand And Seventeen" and smile along to the soft focus stylings and pastoral glitch of "LA Trance". The B-side brings the "Ringer" style hypno-rhythm and "Love In You" beauty of "Lush", before darting off into the skitterish BOC beat space of the jazz flecked "Scientists". Boasting subtle breakbeats, cinematic swells and pulsating electronics, not to mention a bewitching kalimba refrain, "You Are Loved" sees out the first disc in sublime fashion. 
                                                                                                Onto the second platter and "SW9 9SL" (a nod to Four Tet's Brixton Academy all nighters) is a streamlined club banger decorated by shuffling percussion, rumbling bass and a massive, hands aloft breakdown. "10 Midi" offers a moment of calm after that dancefloor burner and leads nicely into the harpy downbeat of "Memories". Referencing the mantra like vocals of "Morning/ Evening" and "There Is Love...", "Daughter" is a gossamer blend of reversed vocals, cascading melodies and soothing bass - the perfect companion to the astral, ethno-techno of "Planet". Pulsating space sounds, scattered vocals and trilling kora dip in and out of the spectral arps, riding a sturdy 4/4 thump into the furthest reaches of our galaxy. All that remains is to buy yourself a copy, sit comfortably by the speakers and rest easy in the knowledge Four Tet's done it again.

                                                                                                Earth Rot is visionary composer / arranger / producer David Axelrod’s third album, and the last of his Capitol trilogy. Recorded as a concept album about the decrepit state of the environment in 1970 Los Angeles, and scheduled for release on the first Earth Day, it marks a departure for Axelrod’s signature sound, which would take on a jazzier feel in the 1970s. The instrumental version of Earth Rot was first issued by Now-Again , overseen by the label’s Eothen Alapatt in conjunction with Axelrod’s estate as a limited double LP offering. The instrumentals are now available for the first time ever as a stand-alone LP. The master was approved by Axelrod’s son Michael, who adapted ancient lyrics for the album in one of three collaborative projects he did with his father. Contains a 28 page booklet that delves into Axelrod’s incredible life and music, replete with never before published photos and an interview. “There are very few people who see the Grand Picture of the Universe and understand the Nothingness that it all comes from. There are even fewer who can express these ideas through music - David could do it all.” T-Ray. 

                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                LP Info: Comes Packaged In A Gatefold Jacket With A 28-Page Booklet!

                                                                                                Takayuki Shiraishi

                                                                                                Missing Link

                                                                                                  In the short time since Mule Musiq turned their attention towards the exquisite archival gems of their native Japan, the Studio Mule offshoot has explored modal, free and funky jazz (Mitsaki Katayama, Eiji Nakayama, Doctor Umezu Diva) and Balearic bossa (Atlas) through a string of high quality reissues. Here they dive headlong into the otherworldly electronics of Japan's new wave scene, specifically the crazed musical mind of BGM founder Takayuki Shirashi. Since its release in 1980 on Vanity Records, the one and only BGM LP "Back Ground Music" has become one of the most sought after gems from this fertile era of the Japanese underground, and Shirashi's later work as Arc, MLD and Planetoid is held in equal regard. 

                                                                                                  Archival rather than a reissue, "Missing Link" is a collection of unreleased recordings from the late 80s and sees Shirashi enjoying complete creative freedom, cooly switching between dark new wave grooves, motorik rhythms, screeching post punk guitars and blasts of wild experimental electronics. To try and explain the deep diversity we're dealing with, "Eardrum" reframes jazz tonalities in an electronic context, "Down The Stairs" is a classic synth funk groove a la Material and "Dark Sea" drifts through the cosmos with contemplative electronics - and that's only the first three tracks. If you're a fan of Japanese new wave, cosmic electronics or general weirdshit, you'll be all over this. 


                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                  Patrick says: Ahead of their reissue of the majestic "Back Ground Music" LP, Studio Mule take an archival journey through founder member Takayuki Shiraishi's unreleased work from the late 80s. Pulling from krautrock, new wave, post punk and experimental electronics, the Japanese legend lays out 13 tracks of weird, whacked out and wonderful synth jams, each excellent in its own psychedelic way.

                                                                                                  Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

                                                                                                  The Road (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

                                                                                                    Originally released in January 2010, Mute / BMG are set to release an exclusive version of the acclaimed soundtrack ‘THE ROAD’ available on vinyl for the very first time.

                                                                                                    Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy (author of ‘No Country For Old Men’) ’The Road’ is an epic post-apocalyptic tale of survival of a father and his young son journeying across a barren America destroyed by a mysterious cataclysm, The Road boldly imagines a future in which men are pushed to the worst and the best that they are capable of….

                                                                                                    Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, of the internationally celebrated bands Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The Dirty Three and Grinderman, have created an evocative score featuring violin and piano with beautiful fleeting melodies and eerie sound loops filled with terror and suspense. Cave and Ellis have previously scored John Hillcoat's critically acclaimed 2005 Australian 'Western', The Proposition’ and Andrew Dominik’s 2007 savage tale of the true west ‘The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford’, both reissued on Colour LP by Mute/BMG in the last year.


                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                    Coloured LP Info: Limited edition grey smoke coloured vinyl with a gatefold sleeve.

                                                                                                    Iggy Pop & James Williamson

                                                                                                    Kill City

                                                                                                      Released on Bomp in 1977, Kill Ciy captures Iggy Pop in a rare moment of vulnerability and few can argue that in terms of the quality of material and the strength of Iggy's voice, this is an overlooked achievement. 

                                                                                                      Kill City helped bridge Iggy Pop's musical career from the drug-fueled and blazing rock of the Stooges (Raw Power, etc.) to his artier (but just as influential and passionate) David Bowie-produced solo albums (The Idiot and Lust for Life). After the Stooges broke up for good in 1974, Iggy (who was depressed, suicidal, and addicted to hard drugs) checked himself into a mental hospital to straighten out. When he emerged sober, Iggy hooked up with ex-Stooges guitarist James Williamson and began collaborating on demos. The duo tried to land a record contract on the strength of the compositions, but failed to do so. Although it's not as jaw-dropping as the releases listed above, Kill City certainly has its moments. And surprisingly, the songs sound more like laid-back Stones rockers than what the duo was known for at the time (which was barely containable near-heavy metal).

                                                                                                      There are a couple of Stooges leftovers ("Johanna" and "I Got Nothin") which lack the bite of the originals, but make up for it in Iggy's heartfelt vocals. The title track opens the album, with the lyrics painting a picture of a desperate and dangerous metropolis, and musically is the closest to the classic Stooges sound. Iggy and James' admiration of Jagger and Richards shows on the tracks "Sell Your Love," "Lucky Monkeys," and the instrumental "Night Theme." Also, synthesizers and keyboards are featured on "Master Charge," signaling the new direction Iggy would soon embark on.

                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                      Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive, limited to 200 copies.

                                                                                                      In 1975, Pepe Willie booked time at Cookhouse Recording Studios in Minneapolis to demo five original compositions. Known colloquially as “The Cookhouse 5” these recordings showcase a 16-year-old guitar prodigy named Prince Rogers Nelson. A crucial document concerning the origins of the Minneapolis Sound, the B-side boasts instrumental versions of each infectious tune, providing an even greater vantage point from which to admire the Purple One’s expressive playing style, already evident in his teenaged years.

                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                      Ltd LP Info: Limited to 300 copies.

                                                                                                      "Earth Rot" is visionary composer / arranger / producer David Axelrod’s third album, and the last of his Capitol trilogy. Recorded as a concept album about the decrepit state of the environment in 1970 Los Angeles, and scheduled for release on the first Earth Day, it features choral vocals and marks a departure for Axelrod’s signature sound, which would take on a jazzier feel in the 1970s. This definitive version of "Earth Rot", overseen by Now-Again’s Eothen Alapatt in conjunction with Axelrod’s estate is an audiophile reissue, with the vocal version lacquered directly from Axelrod’s original master tapes at Capitol Records by Ron McMaster. The master was approved by Axelrod’s son Michael, who adapted ancient lyrics for the album in one of three collaborative projects he did with his father. Contains a 28 page booklet that delves into Axelrod’s incredible life and music, replete with never before published photos and an interview. “There are very few people who see the Grand Picture of the Universe and understand the Nothingness that it all comes from. There are even fewer who can express these ideas through music - David could do it all.” T-Ray. 

                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                      LP Info: Comes Packaged In A Gatefold Jacket With A 28-Page Booklet!

                                                                                                      Originally released in 2008, this is the first time "The Holy Pictures" has been available on vinyl.

                                                                                                      "The Holy Pictures" is an album whose incubation has lasted almost the entire length of Holmes' career.

                                                                                                      To cut straight to Holmes' own words, The story of this album really began on the 4th of August 1996, when my mother, Sarah Holmes, passed away. I had always wanted to make a record about my life in Belfast and all the things attached to that - family, friends, loss, love and starting a family of my own. All the stuff that shapes the person you become.' Personal themes as a basis for creative work proved to be challenging though, hence "The Holy Pictures" brewing for a period of over a decade while Holmes carried on with his eclectic and productive career to date.

                                                                                                      The record features Holmes’ on vocals for the first time including on standout track "I Heard Wonders" which was a significant part of the soundtrack to the memorable 2012 London Olympic Opening Ceremony. Influenced as much by JAMC as it is by Brian Eno and Neu!, the album is now released on vinyl for the very first time, on heavyweight 180gsm vinyl and includes an MP3 download card.


                                                                                                      “For those not familiar with David Holmes, ready yourself for damascene conversion.” BBC, 2008.

                                                                                                      “Understated grace, bathed in a warm sodium glow” Guardian - 4/5, 2008.

                                                                                                      “As with everything else David Holmes turns his hand to, this is an entertaining, and sometimes surprising, listen - it might be his best effort yet” Line Of Best Fit – 78/100, 2008.

                                                                                                      “I Heard Wonders' (is a) standout, blissed-out epic suggestive of U2 tangling with The Jesus And Mary Chain” Q - 4/5, 2008.


                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Andy says: Vintage Holmsey! Only this ain't been out before! Shelved for over a decade, it seems perfectly timed for these crazy days ahead!

                                                                                                      Yes! Tommy Guerrero’s much-loved 4th LP – the smooth West Coast classic From The Soil To The Soul - gets its first ever vinyl release. As the follow up to his revered Soul Food Taqueria, this album was originally released by Quannum Records 2006 but only on CD. Working with Tommy directly, the LP has been fully remastered, cut on to heavyweight wax, and comes with artwork freshly reworked by the man himself.

                                                                                                      From The Soil To The Soul represents a continuation of Tommy’s blissful guitar-soul whilst demonstrating increasingly complex chops and a slightly darker side to his distinctive sound. His spare, effortless funk is blended here with elements of Americana, heavy psych, lo-fi fuzz and intoxicating Latin rhythms. Combined with his typically breezy, laid-back San Franciscan style, it’s a vibe from start to finish.

                                                                                                      Recorded primarily in his home studio, Tommy wrote, arranged and played nearly all the instruments, including bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion and kalimba. Renowned street artist Barry McGee, aka Twist, designed the cover art which Tommy has now recast in a deep, deep red for the vinyl version.

                                                                                                      As ever with Tommy, the highlights are many and memorable. From twinkling, sun-drenched opener “Hello Again” to the penultimate, punk-rocking track “Let Me In Let Me Out” (featuring the melodic yet fearsome rapping of Lyrics Born), the variety across the LP is relentless, but satisfying, and without once losing focus.

                                                                                                      We’re treated to the gorgeous hip-hop blues of “The Under Dog”, Meters-style Hammond B-3 jams like “War No More” and “No Guns More Glory” and Balearic bangers like Bing Ji Ling’s star-turn on the sleazy “Don’t Fake It.”

                                                                                                      Curumin’s soulful guest vocal elevates the already-great Brazilian lounge feels of “Salve” to hitherto unscaled heights and the heavy, driving basslines - funky and warm on “Badder Than Bullets”, sombre and intense in “Tomorrow’s Goodbye” and “Molotov Telegram” – never fail to move both body and soul.

                                                                                                      But our favourite track is the beautiful breezy pop of “Just Ain’t Me”. A bittersweet, skipping ballad which boasts an incredibly rare instance of Tommy singing. “What you want from me, I can never give” he repeats throughout, lending the already-melancholic atmosphere greater poignancy. It would’ve been number 1 across the planet in a parallel universe.


                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      David says: First time on vinyl for Tommy's seminal fourth album and Be With's third release of the week. Remastered and reworked with the help of the man himself. Unmissable.

                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                      Ltd LP Info: Remastered, 180g vinyl, first time on vinyl!

                                                                                                      Crosby, Stills & Nash

                                                                                                      Crosby, Stills & Nash

                                                                                                        The Summer of ’69 campaign are proud to announce the release of Crosby ,Stills and Nash’s debut album on a Burgundy vinyl for this year’s campaign. The album established the supergroup as the most exciting new act of the year, with the group winning best new artist at the 1970 Grammy Awards for their efforts.
                                                                                                        The self-titled album first album features the classic ‘couch cover’ and also Includes the hit singles ‘Marrakesh Express’ and ‘Suite: Judy Blue Eyes’


                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                        Coloured LP Info: Burgundy Vinyl - Special Stoughton Gatefold / LP Insert on textured paper

                                                                                                        Bernard Herrmann

                                                                                                        Marnie - OST (Super Deluxe Edition)

                                                                                                          For the first time ever and from the original master tapes... A super deluxe soundtrack package featuring the original motion picture soundtrack to the 1964 Alfred J. Hitchcock production.

                                                                                                          (Sandy) Alex G

                                                                                                          Trick

                                                                                                            Original press release: Lucky Number are thrilled to announce the release of both Trick and Rules the latest albums to be released by the Philadelphia-based songwriter Alex Giannascoli, more commonly known as Alex G. Trick and Rules follow on the acclaimed heels of the November 2014 international release of Alex’s fifth album, DSU. Recorded prior to DSU and previously only available via Alex’s Bandcamp account, the albums have now been professionally mastered and are being made commercially available for the very first time.

                                                                                                            Trick features many of the fan favourites that Alex has been playing at shows recently, including the infectious off-kilter anthem 'Forever', the dreamy and surreal 'Animals' and the charmingly lo-fi 'Change'. Trick is soaked in the distinctive personality that is Alex G; the professionally mastered versions of these tracks affirming that underneath all the unconventional guitar lines and scrawls of fuzz, Alex has a serious knack for melodic songwriting.

                                                                                                            Trick continues to showcase a prodigious song-writing talent, reaffirming that Alex G is one of the most promising and prolific American musicians today.


                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                            LP Info: Repress.

                                                                                                            LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                            Original press release: Lucky Number are thrilled to announce the release of both Trick and Rules the latest albums to be released by the Philadelphia-based songwriter Alex Giannascoli, more commonly known as Alex G. Trick and Rules follow on the acclaimed heels of the November 2014 international release of Alex’s fifth album, DSU. Recorded prior to DSU and previously only available via Alex’s Bandcamp account, the albums have now been professionally mastered and are being made commercially available for the very first time.

                                                                                                            Rules is soaked in the distinctive personality that is Alex G; the professionally mastered versions of these tracks further highlight that Alex has a serious knack for melodic songwriting.



                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                            LP Info: Repress.

                                                                                                            LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                            Brian Eno

                                                                                                            Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks - Expanded Edition

                                                                                                            A whole disc of new music, plus Eno’s seminal original album re-mastered.

                                                                                                            "Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks" was written, produced and performed by Brian Eno together with his brother Roger and Daniel Lanois. The music was originally recorded in 1983 for the landmark feature-length documentary ‘For All Mankind’, which was directed by American journalist, film director and screenwriter Al Reinert. The film features 35mm footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing with real-time commentary, as well as the Apollo astronauts sharing their recollections of the momentous events surrounding it. An extended edition of the album will be released on July 19th in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. This very special anniversary release features the original album remastered by Abbey Road's Miles Showell, as well as an accompanying album of 11 new instrumental compositions that reimagine the soundtrack to ‘For All Mankind’.

                                                                                                            The music from the original album is highly recognizable, and tracks from it have been streamed in excess of 300 million times. Since its release, many of the songs from "Apollo" have found a life of their own, featuring in any number of films, television shows and commercials – most notably ‘Trainspotting’, ‘Traffic’, ‘28 Days Later, ‘Drive’ and ‘Love’. ‘An Ending (Ascent)’ was also used in the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony. The 11 new tracks on "Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks" find Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno working collectively for the first time since the original album in 1983. Lanois contributed 3 compositions; "Capsule", "Last Step From The Surface" and "Fine-grained", while Roger Eno’s are "Waking Up", "Under The Moon" and "Strange Quiet".


                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                            2xLtd LP Info: 180gm double black vinyl with a gatefold sleeve and download card.

                                                                                                            2xDeluxe CD Info: Limited edition deluxe 2CD format including a 24-page full-colour hardcover book.

                                                                                                            2xCD Info: Standard 2CD edition.

                                                                                                            The Specials

                                                                                                            Encore - Double Red Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                              The Specials, one of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time, release “Encore”, their first new music for 37 years.

                                                                                                              2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Specials and the legendary Two-Tone label in Coventry in 1979, and also marks 10 years since the band reformed to play some of the most vital and joyous live shows in recent memory.

                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                              2xColoured LP Info: Special limited edition version, includes 'Best Of The Specials, Live'.

                                                                                                              Crass

                                                                                                              Stations Of The Crass

                                                                                                                One Little Indian are proud to announce that they will be distributing entire Crass Catalogue on behalf of Crass Records.

                                                                                                                Album has been remastered by Alex Gordon at Abbey Road Studios, as close as possible to the sound of the original release. “As it was in the beginning”.
                                                                                                                Stations of the Crass is the second album by Crass, released in 1979. The record, originally released as a double 12", includes live tracks from a gig recorded at the Pied Bull pub in Islington, London, on August 7, 1979.

                                                                                                                Buffalo Springfield

                                                                                                                Buffalo Springfield Again - Stereo Edition

                                                                                                                  Buffalo Springfield are proud to announce the re-release of their second album on 1 black heavy-weight vinyl disk, and features the biographical single ‘Mr Soul’ which addresses Neil Young’s own disillusionment with fame and stardom.

                                                                                                                  The album was universally critically acclaimed, receiving a 5 star review from AllMusic and also featuring within the top 200 of Rolling Stone’s best 500 Albums list. This is another stereo breakout from the Buffalo Springfield boxset.


                                                                                                                  Buffalo Springfield

                                                                                                                  Last Time Round Last Time Around - Stereo Edition

                                                                                                                    Buffalo Springfield are proud to announce the re-release of the third and final album from the band which was originally released in 1968. The title come on one heavyweight black vinyl disk and includes ‘On the Way Home’ and ‘The Hour of Not Quite Rain’.

                                                                                                                    Hamell On Trial

                                                                                                                    Choochtown - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                      Ed Hamell on ‘Choochtown’: “I was living in Brooklyn, constantly on the road, and been dropped from my major label deal on Mercury/Universal. I really had nothing to lose and I was very inspired, if I remember, by the movie Pulp Fiction and the Biggie Smalls record: Ready To Die. I recorded anywhere I could. My friend Billy Nicgorski had an analog one inch studio in his basement, his younger brother had a band and I would use them. I also did a bunch of it in my basement in Brooklyn which had a dirt floor and I set the recording gear up on plastic paint pails. Used them as drums sometimes too. I released it on my own label Such-A-Punch and it got licensed to Evangeline in the UK where it got rave reviews and established my career over there. After all the press I got for my first two albums on a major I couldn’t get shit over here in the States, only that CMJ magazine which took their silliness pretty seriously who basically said, ‘We don’t know what it is but it’s art.’ Duh. I’m pretty proud of all my records, I’ve been very lucky in that I’ve always been able to maintain complete creative control but this one I was particularly proud of because every inch of it, from the recording which one track as you’ll see was recorded on my boom box, to the artwork, was all mine.”

                                                                                                                      Suicide

                                                                                                                      Suicide - Art Of The Album Edition

                                                                                                                        By the Summer of 1969 the US hippie dream lay in tatters but the cultural influence exerted by New York City would echo loudly through the decades that followed and no louder than it did with the incendiary electronic NYC duo, Suicide, who came to notoriety nearly a decade later. If dismissive at first, the music press have gone through something of a dramatic U-turn in more recent years with many mainstream publications now regarding Suicide’s 1977 debut as a stone cold classic.

                                                                                                                        It sits at #39 in Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums Of The 1970s; it placed at #441 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time; and reached #236 in NME’s The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.

                                                                                                                        Four decades later, we are only just now counting the positive cost of their influence across genres such as techno, noise, electro clash, goth, synth pop, psych and industrial. However, a sense of their vital impact can be discerned from the number of cover versions of Suicide tracks there are delivered by the likes of Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Peaches and R.E.M. Elsewhere they have had been praised widely by Nick Cave, Jim Thirlwell and M.I.A. and count Jason Pierce (Spacemen 3/ Spiritualized), Lydia Lunch, Nik Void of Factory Floor and Savages as fans. This Art Of The Album edition of Suicide sees the record remastered and presented in its original form and packaging, with in-depth liner notes covering the context, craft, impact and legacy of the album.

                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                        Ltd LP Info: Deluxe edition celebrating the album as an art form, with in-depth liner notes covering the context, craft, impact and legacy of the album.
                                                                                                                        Plus exclusive 12" sleeve art print.
                                                                                                                        Limited edition red vinyl.

                                                                                                                        Neil Young

                                                                                                                        Dead Man: A Film By Jim Jarmusch (Music From Motion Picture)

                                                                                                                          Re-release of the classic Neil Young album, Dead Man – A Film by Jim Jarmusch Music from and inspired by the Motion Picture.

                                                                                                                          The self-titled LP, originally released on Salsoul in August 1981, is one of the greatest albums of the post-disco era. It’s one of Be With’s favourite ever LPs and they're on a mega-buzz to give it the reissue treatment. With all the touchstones of Burgess’s finest work - breezy grooves, undulating synths, funk-drenched bass and life-affirming lyrics - delivered with gospel-derived vocals and harmonies - it’s a record to uplift both body and spirit.

                                                                                                                          Already a cult soul figure as lead singer of seminal vocal group Black Ivory, Leroy Burgess cut his teeth as arranger, vocalist and songwriter with legendary producer Patrick Adams on essential late-70s projects like Phreek and Dazzle. He went on to define the essence of “boogie”: the vibrant underground dance sound that stood in contrast to commercial disco. With its reduced speed - mid-90 to under 110 BPM - the cool boogie of Burgess has the disco bounce, just more laidback.

                                                                                                                          All six tracks here could have been stand alone 12" hits. Indeed, some of them were. But together they are also an incredibly cohesive album, where all the compositions are deeply relevant to each other. In short, it’s essential; a thrilling showcase for Burgess’s finest arranging and production work - with his vocals at their euphoric peak alongside the inventive rhythm section of Aaron (Sonny) T. Davenport on drums and James Calloway on bass.

                                                                                                                          Opener “(You’ve Got) That Something” is a balmy sunshine groover with an insistent chorus whilst the timeless vocal of “Dancing Into The Stars” - married to percolating synth and airtight drums - showcases the chemistry between Burgess and the rhythm section.

                                                                                                                          The fusion of funk and gospel-influenced harmonies which propels “Something Else” is remarkable - deep, joyous and bouncy. Infamously mixed by Larry Levan, “I Know You Will” is an easy glide, all rollicking electric piano underpinned by a precise and relentlessly upbeat groove. “Lay It On The Line” radiates smooth, understated brilliance, elevated by interstellar keys and finally album-closer “Sweet To Me” is a chilled-out gem of profound soulful elegance.

                                                                                                                          Logg has long been a hit with the likes of Kenny Dope and Dam-Funk whilst, in the last decade, MCDE and Harvey Sutherland have routinely cited it as a huge influence. Accordingly, finding original copies on vinyl at affordable prices has been a thankless task. This fresh Be With reissue ensures this legendary record now sounds, looks and feels as sensational as it deserves to.

                                                                                                                          Mastered brilliantly by Simon Francis, cut by Pete Norman and with lovingly reproduced artwork, we think this is a reissue that does justice to this classic LP.

                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                          David says: Yessir, I like to boogie. Do you like to boogie too? If so this Leeroy Burgess, Salsoul nugget is definitely for you. Six slices of pure heaven.

                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                          Ltd LP Info: 180 gram vinyl.

                                                                                                                          If ever an album could transport you to the hazy sunshine and imagined halcyon paradise of Southern California in the mid-1980s, could capture the early evening warmth of hanging at an inclusive boogie jam as it approaches “magic hour” in Santa Ana or Anaheim, then it’s Vaughan Mason and Butch Dayo’s Feel My Love. A brilliantly produced deep slung, low rider funk classic originally released on Salsoul in 1983. It’s a masterpiece of “funk love music”.

                                                                                                                          Yes, this is indeed a perfectly formed five track “mini LP” of unparalleled heat, but there’s one song here that, above the rest, represents Orange County boogie-funk. A straight killer beloved by all that have had the pleasure of moving to it. A track that can fill up a dance floor within seconds of its starting. That song is the eternal title track, “Feel My Love”.

                                                                                                                          This is a work of art that made people fall in love with the funk. It transcends the limitations of genre. “Feel My Love”’s deceptive simplicity makes it perfect to drop during a house set, a classic funk party or at a west coast rap jam. It’s sexy, deeply emotional, melancholic, hopeful, passionate and just radiates so, so much raw energy. This is music.

                                                                                                                          The rest of the record is hardly filler though. Opener “Oh, Love” is a dizzying, emotional slow jam. With heaven-sent vocals riding gorgeous, sweeping keys that alternate between sweet twinkling lines and funk-fuelled stabbing. It’s sensational. A rollerskating jam named “Rollalong Songs” is an ultra-swish piece of dance floor dynamite. Its slick drums, staccato piano and neck snapping claps underscore Dayo’s buoyant vocals. It’s essentially “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll Part II”.

                                                                                                                          The flip begins with “Party On The Corner”. Smoother than silk vocals, day-glo synths, a bubbling bassline and guitar licks that surely received the Prince seal of approval. It’s another example of how Vaughan Mason and Butch Dayo flirt with perfection so routinely. The most majestic closer, the kaleidoscopic, cow-bell-assisted synth-funk heater “You Can Do It” is a proto-rap groover that truly smokes.

                                                                                                                          This prized LP is a stone cold jam and finding original copies on vinyl at affordable prices has been tough for years. Mastered brilliantly by Simon Francis, cut by Pete Norman and with lovingly reproduced artwork, this fresh Be With reissue ensures this legendary LP now sounds, looks and feels as sensational as it should.

                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                          David says: Yet more heat from Be With, the reissue label de jour. They're so hot at the moment they have their own fire department just in case things get out of hand.

                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                          Ltd LP Info: 180 gram vinyl.

                                                                                                                          It's rare that a certain sound is entirely an artist's own. Although undeniably a stew of impeccable influences – from blues to folk to Latin to dusty funk, soul and hip-hop – one cannot hear a Tommy Guerrero song without immediately recognising it as his - and his only.

                                                                                                                          The cult skater from San Francisco is globally renowned as one of the original members of the legendary "Bones Brigade" team. And as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, his laid-back soul is beloved by all who've basked in its blissful glow.

                                                                                                                          There's something elemental about this music that really stirs the soul. Strikingly beautiful and instantly addictive, it's a kind of funk-fuelled, melody-driven, groove-based magic. There's a serenity and heart in the playing that radiates warmth and splendour, as if crafted for endless sunsets. His albums that surfaced on Mo Wax at the turn of the century have been treasured since their release and it's one of his most vital LPs that returns today.

                                                                                                                          The originals were quietly pressed on to a single piece of vinyl and they have been lovingly remastered, cut nice and loud on to heavyweight double vinyl and presented in deluxe gatefold jackets. “Soul Food Taqueria” continued Guerrero's guitar soul but represented a step forward with its polished production and greater complexity of instrumentation. Denied the promotion it deserved upon release, it flew under the radar. It is now the most wanted record of his wondrous back catalogue.

                                                                                                                          Guerrero's atmospheric touch and subtle guitar provide lush, glimmering pieces of musical texture. Within his spacious compositions, uniquely arranged instruments flourish alongside each other to create a languid soundtrack for halcyon days.

                                                                                                                          As ever, the diversity on display is beguiling. From bossa nova, samba and cumbia rhythms to understated folk, funk and soul grooves, this is another exotic set of mellow gold; perfectly represented by ESPO's memorable artwork. Furthermore, the title's hybridity reflects the intoxicating sweep of stylistic flavours served up, reminding us that, however tricky it is to categorise Guerrero's special blend, it's always a pleasure to indulge in something so creative and adventurous.

                                                                                                                          Dubby, bass-heavy instrumentals give way to moody folk-soul – witness "It Gets Heavy", featuring melancholic vocals from Gresham Taylor – whilst "Thank You MK" is a gentle ode to the tropics, featuring ethereal instrumentation, bright bass and warm, jazzy guitars. The second half in particular contains a number of stunning ambient tracks – check "Lost Unfound", "Another Brother Gone" and "Broken Blood" - built around minimalist, laid-back grooves and detailed guitar orchestrations which wouldn't be out of place on the latest Jonny Nash release.

                                                                                                                          Guerrero closes this flawless set with a moment of true beauty. Restrained and graceful, "Falling Awake" is a pared back piece containing meditative guitar melodies set against melancholic piano arrangements. It brings proceedings to the most peaceful close. Seductively good, it reminds you just how great simplicity can sound.


                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                          Patrick says: Superb slacker funk and sunkissed downbeat from legendary skater Tommy Guerrero. A classic that's filling the margarita shaped hole in my life on this sweltering Piccadilly afternoon.

                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                          2xLP Info: 2019 Repress.

                                                                                                                          Captain Beefheart

                                                                                                                          Trout Mask Replica

                                                                                                                            Trout Mask Replica is a touchstone in the history of recorded music. The mix of dada absurdist blues and previously unexplored experimental avenues has long been praised as one of the greatest albums of all time. As so eloquently put by John Peel, "If there has been anything in the history of popular music which could be described as a work of art in a way that people who are involved in other areas of art would understand, then Trout Mask Replica is probably that work.”

                                                                                                                            In full partnership with the Zappa Family Trust and to celebrate the relaunch of the seminal Bizarre label imprint, Third Man Records is proud to announce Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's Trout Mask Replica.

                                                                                                                            Out of print on vinyl for nearly ten years, this remaster was helmed by industry legend Bob Ludwig and cut by the estimable Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Utilizing crystalline-quality safety masters kept in the Zappa family vault for decades by the trustworthy Joe Travers, the audio here is positively glorious. Every last skronk breathes full life into the room. Every twisted guitar figure uncurls onto paths previously unpaved. Every last bark and howl shines resolute through the vast emptiness of your mind.

                                                                                                                            Previous countless Trout Mask Replica repressings used scans of scans of scans of the cover image, but the original Cal Schenkel cover photo has been tracked down and reproduced here at its clearest — its resolution from the original release in 1969. If you’ve only ever seen a jpg online or fuzzy, smeared-looking CD issues from the 90’s, be prepared to be wowed by the fully engaging spectrum this iconic image casts.

                                                                                                                            This 2xLP is pressed on heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl for that full-on frenetic feeling

                                                                                                                            1977, East Hartford, Connecticut. Rahni Harris, a 21 year old reverend and multi-instrumentalist, and his band, Family Love, were not afraid to embrace their love of R&B and gospel. They laid down "A Different Drummer" LP - one of the most forward thinking LPs recorded during this period and arguably of all time.

                                                                                                                            "Syncopated Love", "He’s My Friend" and "Make It Easy" have been supported by DJs and collectors in the know for many years. Now, Rain&Shine give Rahni’s’ seminal record another lease of life for discerned collectors, DJs and music lovers worldwide!

                                                                                                                            Remastered with full original artwork.



                                                                                                                            Shuggie Otis

                                                                                                                            Inspiration Information -

                                                                                                                            This beautiful Shuggie Otis album went largely overlooked at the time of its release in 1974. Which is a shame, because it’s one of those albums that you hear new things in every time it’s on the platter. Shuggie played every instrument here himself, giving us a look into his psyche: soothing, subtle, harmonious and elegantly funky. Some say the album is ahead of its time - so much so it would fit into the Trip Hop genre with ease. We’ll let you decide, all we know is we can’t stop playing it!

                                                                                                                            Inspiration Information 45th anniversary limited edition is available as 1500 individually numbered copies on flaming (yellow & orange marbled) vinyl.

                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                            Andy says: All you need to know about this beautiful record is that it was a massive influence on none other than Prince, and in a normal world would have propelled Shuggie Otis onto world super stardom ! Think a gentler, subtler Sly Stone. Stunning.

                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                            LP Info: LIMITED 45TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF 1500 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COPIES ON FLAMING (YELLOW & ORANGE MARBLED) VINYL

                                                                                                                            Airto Moreira

                                                                                                                            Soul Jazz Records Presents Airto: Samba De Flora

                                                                                                                            Soul Jazz Records re-release Airto Moreira’s classic album ‘Samba de Flora’, out of print for 30 years ever since its original release in 1988.
                                                                                                                            The impact of Airto Moreira in both the world of American jazz and in Brazilian music is unparalleled. At the start of the 1970s Airto was invited to join Miles Davis’ groundbreaking ‘electric’ group, which with albums such as the seminal ‘Bitches Brew’ helping Davis regain his title from John Coltrane as the most important jazz artist of all time.
                                                                                                                            Two years later Airto helped establish two of the most important jazz fusion groups of all time: Weather Report, with Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul and Miroslav Vituous; and Return to Forever, with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Flora Purim.
                                                                                                                            Airto Moreira also began his solo career in the USA in 1970 and alongside his wife, the singer Flora Purim and Brazilian artists such as Hermeto Pascoal, Sivuca, Deodato, Raul de Souza, Azymuth, all played a major part in the Latinised sound of American jazz fusion throughout the 1970s. By this time Airto established himself in the USA in the 1970s, he had already had a formidable career back in Brazil in the 1960s as an important figure in the Bossa Nova movement, which soon after spread throughout the world. Airto played in a number of important groups during this time - Quarteto Novo Sambalanco Trio and Sambrassa Trio (all of with Hermeto Pascoal) - which proved to be three of the most ground-breaking groups of this era.
                                                                                                                            The album ‘Samba de Flora’, including the seminal jazz dance title track, is a masterpiece of jazz and Brazilian fusion and features Airto Moreira alongside Flora Purim, fellow Brazilian artist Raul de Souza and heavyweight USA jazz musicians Alphonso Johnson, percussionist Don Alias (from Stone Alliance), Cuban conga player Cachete and Argentinian pianist Jorge Dalto.
                                                                                                                            The album was originally released on the small independent Montuno Record label (which was run out of the unassuming Record Mart record store situated in the Times Square underground subway station!) and has been unavailable for many, many years.
                                                                                                                            This album is fully remastered and re-released by Soul Jazz Records for the first time ever.

                                                                                                                            "The Tipping Point" is the sixth studio album by hip hop band The Roots, following-up the phenomenal "Phrenology" with a concept album, the concept being to record an LP while they were on tour! Released on July 13, 2004 on Geffen Records, it is named after Malcolm Gladwell’s book of the same name (2000), Featuring rough-and-ready joints like "Duck Down!" and the single "Don't Say Nuthin'", warmer soul-induced songs like "Guns Are Drawn" and "Somebody's Gotta Do It" (with Jean Grae) plus a mad cover of George Kranz's bonkers disco cut "Din Da Da"! Plus, there's a secret, uncredited cover of the Booker T breakbeat fave "Melting Pot", which is a real bonus. "The Tipping Point" has been noted by music writers for exhibiting and emphasizing soul, jazz, and funk influences as well.

                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                            Matt says: Vintage Roots album here, feverishly collected by hip-hop buffs and often fetching big bucks 2nd hand. A timely repress then, and flawlessly re-presented. Need? Want? Get!

                                                                                                                            Donny Hathaway

                                                                                                                            Everything Is Everything - Speakers Corner Edition

                                                                                                                              Already a respected arranger and pianist who'd contributed to dozens of records (by artists ranging from the Impressions to Carla Thomas to Woody Herman), with this debut LP Donny Hathaway revealed yet another facet of his genius -- his smoky, pleading voice, one of the best to ever grace a soul record. Everything Is Everything sounded like nothing before it, based in smooth uptown soul but boasting a set of excellent, open-ended arrangements gained from Hathaway's background in classical and gospel music. All of the musical brilliance on display, though, is merely the framework for Hathaway's rich, emotive voice, testifying to the power of love and religion with few, if any, concessions to pop music. Like none other, he gets to the raw, churchy emotion underlying Ray Charles' "I Believe to My Soul" and Nina Simone's "To Be Young, Gifted and Black," the former with a call-and-response horn chart and his own glorious vocal, the latter with his own organ lines. "Thank You Master (For My Soul)" brings the Stax horns onto sanctified ground, while Hathaway praises God and sneaks in an excellent piano solo. Everything Is Everything was one of the first soul records to comment directly on an unstable period; "Tryin' Times" speaks to the importance of peace and community with an earthy groove, while the most familiar track here, a swinging jam known as "The Ghetto," places listeners right in the middle of urban America. Donny Hathaway's debut introduced a brilliant talent into the world of soul, one who promised to take R&B farther than it had been taken since Ray Charles debuted on Atlantic.

                                                                                                                              Dark Carnival

                                                                                                                              The Last Great Ride

                                                                                                                                Detroit High Energy Rock in its purest essence!!!! Niagara (DESTROY ALL MONSTERS) & Ron Asheton (THE STOOGES) among other great Detroit musicians recorded this killer album back in 1996.

                                                                                                                                Now it is finally reissued on vinyl with two added tracks to the original vinyl release, remastered in order to get its purest sound, and new artwork courtesy of Mrs. Niagara Detroit and Mr. Colonel Galaxy. And guess what?

                                                                                                                                This is an extension of Destroy All Monsters with absolutely killer guitars in line with The Stooges "Funhouse" with the unique stamp and signature of Mr. Ron Asheton.

                                                                                                                                10 classic shots which need to be in your record collection right by The Stooges, Destroy All Monsters, MC5, Sonic’s Rendezvous Band, Radio Birdman, The New Christs, Bored!, etc. 

                                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                Ltd LP Info: 150 grams vinyl, 500 copies ltd.

                                                                                                                                The Modern Lovers

                                                                                                                                Rock 'N' Roll With The Modern Lovers

                                                                                                                                  Rock ‘n Roll with the Modern Lovers is the second album released as Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers. The band, which is build around singer-songwriter and guitarist Jonathan Richman, almost totally focuses on the sound from the ‘50s. The lo-fi record breathes folky roots music and rock ‘n roll as it would sound ages ago. “Ice Cream Man”, “Egyptian Reggae” (earning them a UK Top 5 hit) and “Roller Coaster by the Sea” are all superb songs, uncomplicated and wonderful. This is one of the most remarkable projects recorded by Jonathan.

                                                                                                                                  The Modern Lovers were formed in 1970 by teenage singer, songwriter, guitarist Jonathan Richman, augmented with Jerry Harrison (keyboards), Ernie Brooks (bass) and David Robinson (drums), with Richman’s friend and original band member John Felice joining them occasionally.

                                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                  Coloured LP Info: 180 gram audiophile.
                                                                                                                                  Limited edition of 1500 audiophile turquoise coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                  The Artwoods

                                                                                                                                  Art's Gallery

                                                                                                                                    The new release from Top Sounds Records honours one of the mid 1960’s most revered cult bands with the label’s first single artist long playing record and CD – the ARTWOODS!

                                                                                                                                    The ARTWOODS – Art Wood, Derek Griffiths, Malcolm Pool, Keef Hartley and future Deep Purple organist Jon Lord – recorded for Decca, Parlophone and Fontana from 1964 to 1967 and their Decca back catalogue in particular has been well documented by retrospective re-issues and compilations. The thirteen canvasses in ‘Art’s Gallery’ however are sourced completely from three live radio sessions that the ARTWOODS recorded for the BBC during 1965 and early 1966 and were not known to still exist. The British Broadcasting Corporation saved a number of tracks the group played for the Beeb and these have since appeared on the Cherry Red ‘Steady Getting It’ set, the rest of the ARTWOODS’ radiophonic output however was not kept by the BBC with the tapes being erased or junked. Thanks to diligent home taping by a particularly keen fan at the time, the ARTWOODS’ music for radio on ‘Art’s Gallery’ can again be heard in public for the first time in over fifty years. And besides welcome live takes of familiar favourites such as ‘Oh My Love’, ‘She Knows What To Do’ and ‘Don’t Cry No More’, there’s a spoil of cool numbers that the band never committed to disc. There’s the upbeat jazz of ‘That Healin’ Feelin’ and ‘Smack Dab In The Middle’, the slow burning blues of ‘How Long, How Long Blues’ and ‘Black Mountain Blues’, the soulful grooves of ‘Out Of Sight’ and ‘I Got A Woman’ and the pure mod suave of ‘Comin’ Home Baby’ (and more!).

                                                                                                                                    The music has been restored to the highest possible standards from the only known surviving reel to reel recordings and Top Sounds feel sure there’s a splendid time for all to be had from a visit to ‘Art’s Gallery’!

                                                                                                                                    A limited edition in both formats!!!!

                                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                    Ltd CD Info: With 24 page booklet.

                                                                                                                                    Alternative Fox delivers a landmark release in the history of minimalism with a live performance documented from one of the genre’s key figures - Steve Reich. Recorded live at Berkeley University in the 1970s (home also to key minimalism figures Terry Riley and La Monte Young), this performance sees Reich deliver some of his now legendary compositions, such as the shifting tape-loop experimentation of "My Name Is", whereby vocals are cut up, looped and played at different speeds to create constantly shifting combinations. Similar to his "It’s Gonna Rain", it’s utterly disorientating and makes for an absorbing listening whilst doffing a cap to cut-up techniques championed by early Dadaists and later Brion Gysion and Burroughs. The two-part "Piano Phase" demonstrates the effects of playing minimalistic notes on two separate pianos at slightly different speeds, so the two drift in and out of phase with each other. The effects are highly meditative, causing subtle rhythmic mutations throughout the piece, whilst "Phase Patterns" explores a similar technique albeit with a grainer electric organ. Last but not least, "Four Organs" explores the effects of sustained chords on multiple organs, set amongst a perpetual maraca, whereby the combination of interlocking chords on the separate instruments amalgamate to form a dense, textured tonal tapestry.

                                                                                                                                    Sigur Rós

                                                                                                                                    Ágætis Byrjun - A Good Beginning (20th Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                                                                      In 1999 the band released Ágætis Byrjun (‘A Good Start’), Q magazine deemed Ágætis Byrjun ‘the last great record of the 20th century’. By the end of the year, it had won the inaugural US Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music.

                                                                                                                                      This year celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Ágætis Byr-jun, and the band expand their breakthrough album with demo and archive versions of songs from the album, plus never-before-heard newly unearthed material from the time, rare b-sides and the full 95 minute concert played in Reykjavík on the day the record was released.

                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                      Barry says: I mean, we all obviously know the original is one of the greatest albums of all time, but who would have thought that there could be this many amazing extra tracks and live material that could make an already stunning package even better. Their live show is indescribable, but this should give you a decent idea of what it's like. Essential purchase.

                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                      2xDeluxe LP Info: Double heavyweight vinyl. As released June 12th 1999 Original album plus download insert of rarities & live album.
                                                                                                                                      DOWNLOAD INSERT OVERVIEW: The band expand their breakthrough album with demo and archive versions of all songs on the album, plus never-before-heard newly unearthed material from the time, rare b-sides and the full 95 minute concert played in Reykjavík on the day the record was released in 1999.

                                                                                                                                      4xCD Box Set Info: 4 CD discs containing original album, live album and rarities with a soft back book:
                                                                                                                                      CD1: Original Album - as released June 12th 1999
                                                                                                                                      CD2: Live at Íslenska Óperan (includes previously unreleased tracks)
                                                                                                                                      CD3: Live at Íslenska Óperan & Rarities (Live at Íslenska Óperan plus 3 previously unheard and unreleased tracks).
                                                                                                                                      CD4: Rarities

                                                                                                                                      Emotional Rescue is honoured to reissue the benchmark in new age ambient music, Michael Stearns epic Planetary Unfolding album. Out of press on vinyl for over 30 years, here is Stearns masterful electronic symphony in 6 movements, recorded using his Serge modular synthesizer at the Continuum Studio in 1981.

                                                                                                                                      The culmination of years of exploration in "space" music, Stearns journey, to the album's release, was one of learning and application. Involved in music since his teens, he graduated from guitar bands in the late 60s to an increasing interest in the principles of electronic music synthesis and the physics of musical instruments.

                                                                                                                                      He moved from Tucson, Arizona to Los Angeles in 1975 where he performed live during movement meditation classes at the Continuum Studio. He released his first cassette album in 1977 before going on to record 7 albums during this formative period.

                                                                                                                                      With Planetary Unfolding, the musical ideas that Michael performed on the Serge developed into this 52-minute masterpiece of music, six movements, three on each side of the LP. Based on the idea that the universe is made of sound held together through resonance, where atoms, cells, oceans, plants, animals and humans, all are part of a complex orchestration - the Earth as a being of sound.

                                                                                                                                      Having first approached Michael in 2013, his uncertain response that the album could be rereleased in a way that the music would be given justice via vinyl, the idea was never forgotten. Gaining discovery, appraisal and prominence when "As The Earth Kissed The Moon" appeared in edited form on the "I Am The Centre" box set from Light In The Attic, this excellent window into the world of Private issue new age music, superbly compiled by Douglas McGowan, further increased the interest in Michael's and others, such as Laraaji, music.

                                                                                                                                      With the likes of Matthewdavid's Leaving Records and Jonny Nash's Melody As Truth pushing the ambient curve beyond a post club, chill out fad, classic albums can rightly sit alongside this 'new age of the new age', so that ambient music again has a gravity and place of it's own.

                                                                                                                                      This specially re-mastered version by Bob Ohllson features the original artwork by Leilani Bost, liner notes by long-term friend and fellow musician, Gary David, as well as the photography of Ron Peterson, together bringing this wonderful album to life once again. 

                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                      LP Info: One copy found.

                                                                                                                                      Being the hip, musically minded record shopper you are, I assume you're well aware of Gil Scott-Heron's 2010 comeback, "I'm New Here". Depensing on your vintage, you may not be as acquanited with his 1994 comeback "Spirits", which enjoys a 25th anniversary reissue here. On its release, it was the first new material from the revolutionary poet and musician for 12 years, and found Gil in fine voice and sharp mind. The title track is an interpretation of the John Coltrane piece, and "The Other Side" is a live version of Scott-Heron's 1971 track "Home is Where the Hatred Is" with a new arrangement and many new verses that expand the original to nearly twenty minutes. It was later sampled for "Home" on the 2011 Jamie XX collaboration album We're New Here.

                                                                                                                                      Repress of her in-demand and sought after 10 track LP compilation with all her Selector Sound 7in output. 180 gram pressing housed in heavyweight tip-on jacket Amidst much anticipation from collectors, record stores, DJ's and producers alike Gloria Ann Taylor's musical output on Selector Sound have been compiled and will be presented in a deluxe triple-gatefold double LP package complete with photos and extensive liner notes. Soul singer Gloria Ann Taylor has no rags to riches tale to tell. Her story is one of personal sacrifice, failed relationships, and missed opportunity. She was leading a hard knock life before being swept-up by the flash and promise of a marriage and business partnership with a successful record producer. She would be nominated for a Grammy, rub shoulders with James Brown and Bootsy Collins, and turn heads from Motown. But in the end she rejected professional singing, the music business, and the lifestyle that came with it.

                                                                                                                                      Thankfully for music lovers, before Gloria closed the doors on her singing career, she left us with some amazing soul songs. Deeply shaded by gospel roots, her haunting sound clearly comes from the gut. Gloria did not fake the funk. Gloria was a partial owner of the Selector Sounds label, along with her husband/producer Walter Whisenhunt (previously a right-hand man to James Brown), and her brother Leonard. They released five Gloria Taylor singles between 1971 and 1977. They also released the three-song Deep Inside You EP, under the name Gloria Ann Taylor and Walter Whisenhunt's Orchestra. In the studio Whisenhunt would work up a unique musical brew that mixed northern soul with exotic percussion and fuzzy psychedelic guitars. He moved Gloria through a range of tempos and stylings from ballads to disco. Her gritty vocal performance was set to orchestral arrangements creating a juxtaposition of grandeur and solace. The pinnacle of their collaborations has to be the jaw-droppingly epic EP version of "Love Is a Hurting Thing"; a chugging, string-laden disco track, that sounds like proto-Theo Parrish. 

                                                                                                                                      Kashmere Stage Band

                                                                                                                                      Texas Thunder Soul 1968-1974

                                                                                                                                      After capturing audience awards festivals like SXSW and the Los Angeles Film Festival, the word is out that Kashmere was the greatest high school band - ever. Their story is tucked in between slabs of hard 70s funk, soul, and jazz: Conrad Johnson transformed a bunch of rough-hewn high schoolers into a band that could compete with any in the nation – professional, or otherwise. Forget high school bands, we’re talking about sixteen year old kids who would give the JBs a run for their money! The Kashmere Stage Band released a total of eight albums and three 45s on Johnson’s Kram label. The band’s best tracks are collected here. Producer Eothen “Egon” Alapatt features an expanded booklet with updated liner notes and essays, more rare photos and ephemera, and a download card which contains the B+/Flying Lotus produced Texas Jewels: The Making Of Texas Thunder Soul short, a recently unearthed 1973 documentary on the band, and a 1972 performance.

                                                                                                                                      Mono

                                                                                                                                      Hymn To The Immortal Wind (10 Year Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                                                                        To commemorate the 20th anniversary of MONO – and the 10th anniversary of their most iconic album Temporary Residence Ltd. proudly presents Hymn to the Immortal Wind – Anniversary Edition. Beautifully remastered from the original analog master tapes by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service, this super deluxe reissue sounds, looks, and feels more pure and powerful than ever before. The CD format has been repackaged in a gorgeous full-color gatefold jacket with metallic gold inks, matte varnish, and custom inner sleeve. The 2xLP vinyl format is packaged in a mind-blowing full-color, custom die-cut jacket with metallic gold foil stamping, matte varnish, and 7 interchangeable full-color cover inserts. The vinyl is pressed onto 100% virgin, audiophile-quality vinyl. No expense was spared in properly honoring what has become MONO’s most beloved album. 

                                                                                                                                        In 1994, hip-hop was going through an at-times painful growth spurt. Since NWA’s and Ice-T’s ascent in the late 80s, the rap game was no longer owned by the East Coast. After the worldwide popularity of Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ in 1992, things were looking even worse for hip-hop’s hometown. The East Coast / West Coast feud that would later indirectly claim the lives of Biggie and 2Pac was still in its infancy, but New York needed a shot in the arm. The hype behind young Queensbridge native Nasir “Nas” Jones had been in full swing months before his smash debut album ‘Illmatic’, thanks to Columbia Records’ promo machine. From his earliest appearance on Main Source’s ‘Live At The BBQ’, to his own accomplished debut ‘Half Time’ (as Nasty Nas, in late 1992), it was clear that this kid was something special. In fact, the pressure on him must have been overwhelming at times. April 19, 1994 couldn’t have come soon enough. And as soon as the first lines of ‘NY State Of Mind’ kick in, bolstered by perhaps DJ Premier’s darkest beat of all time, the entire East Coast breathed a collective sigh of relief. God’s Son had arrived. Backed by an absolute all-star cast of New York’s top-shelf producers - Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Q-Tip and a youngster named LES - the album never lets up. Serious to a fault, and lyrically dense to an extent that has possibly never been matched, the 20-year old Nas stood on the shoulders of his predecessors and proudly proclaimed, “Don’t f*** with the East… we are BACK”. ‘Illmatic’ was actually a slow-burn, which might surprise fans that have come to its genius more recently. Despite an unheard-of “5 Mics” rating in The Source – breaking an unwritten rule of never awarding classic status to debuts - it didn’t go gold until early 1996, and didn’t hit platinum status until late 2001. But when you dive deeper that shouldn’t be a shock: like Black Moon and Wu-Tang’s debuts, it was a dark, hard record, made for heads in New York, not teeny-boppers in Des Moines. There were no dance beats, no crossover love songs. Just boom-bap and rhymes, skills and heart.

                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        David says: This album pretty much single handedly reignited the flame of East Coast hip hop. Produced by DJ Premier, Large Professor, Pete Rock AND Q Tip!! It's an authentic, masterpiece of minimal beats and street poetry that is universally recognised as one of the greatest rap albums of all time.

                                                                                                                                        Six Organs Of Admittance

                                                                                                                                        For Octavio Paz

                                                                                                                                          Hermit Hut is pleased to announce their first Six Organs Of Admittance release with remastered For Octavio Paz, on vinyl for the first time since it’s original pressing of 500 on Time-Lag records in 2003 (which sold out in 24 hours). This new edition has been re-mixed and remastered from the original four-track cassettes to bring out the resonant tones of the acoustic guitars that were lost in the original transfer (2019 analog-to-digital technology has come a long way since early 2000 16-bit DAT machines, remember those?)

                                                                                                                                          For Octavio Paz is considered by many to be a high point in the early Six Organs of Admittance catalog. Almost wholly instrumental, it is the only Six Organs record that sounds fully dedicated to touching the edges of an acoustic finger-style world that was still quite underground back in the first few years of the new century.

                                                                                                                                          The songs here utilize a variety of approaches to the acoustic guitar, both steel string and nylon, solo and overdubbed, but always in the service of atmosphere. The record ends with a side long solo steel string piece that sounds equally at home next to modern guitar players like Tashi Dorji (who released his first LP on Hermit Hut) as classic American Primitive players such as Robbie Basho.

                                                                                                                                          When released on CD in 2004, For Octavio Paz earned an 8.0 from Pitchfork who said, “Though they vary from melancholy to warm memory in between notes, the emotions that Chasny creates on For Octavio Paz are always stark and imagistic.”

                                                                                                                                          Iggy Pop

                                                                                                                                          Zombie Birdhouse

                                                                                                                                            Originally released on Animal Records in 1982 and produced by Chris Stein of Blondie, ‘Zombie Birdhouse’ is something of a lost classic.

                                                                                                                                            Produced by Chris Stein
                                                                                                                                            Remastered by Paschal Byrne at The Audio Archive, London
                                                                                                                                            Features the singles “Run Like A Villain” and ‘The Villagers”
                                                                                                                                            Sleeve Notes by Irvine Welsh
                                                                                                                                            Rare Photographs from the original photo shoot


                                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                            Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive orange vinyl limited to 800 copies.

                                                                                                                                            CD Info: The CD edition is Expanded with the addition of a Bonus Track in the form of the original version of “Pain & Suffering”, which features Debbie Harry on backing vocals. The song was originally recorded for the ground-breaking animated feature film, “Rock & Rule” (Iggy provided the voice of the Monster From Another Dimension and Debbie Harry the voice for the character, Angel) but the OST was never released.

                                                                                                                                            W. H. Lung’s arrival at their debut album has been less conventional than most. A trait shared with the music they make, which weaves between shimmering synth pop and the infectious grooves of 70’s Berlin. The band never had any intention of playing live when forming, aiming instead to be a primarily studio-based project.

                                                                                                                                            That approach was challenged when they released their debut 10” ('Inspiration!/Nothing Is') in 2017, which meant that they were quickly in demand. Booking requests started to flood in and W. H. Lung found themselves cutting their teeth on festival stages that summer. Though whilst some new bands may have let that interest change the course of the project, W. H. Lung stayed true to their original reticence and worked mainly as a studio band with their formidable live shows kept sporadic.

                                                                                                                                            W. H. Lung have allowed this album to naturally gestate over the course of two years . The result is a remarkably considered debut - the production is crisp and pristine but not over-polished, the synths and electronics radiate and hum with a golden aura and the vocals weave between tender delivery and forceful eruptions. There is a palpable energy to the songs, as experienced in 10 glorious minutes of opening statement 'Simpatico People'.
                                                                                                                                            “I think it’s important to erase the distinction between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture,” states Joseph E. This colliding of worlds not only exists in the potent mix between whip-smart arrangements, lyrics and seamlessly danceable music but also in the fact that they are named after a cash and carry in Manchester. As Tom P. explains, “I thought it was funny juxtaposing those kind of austere associations with W. H. Auden and other initialed poets, writers, artists, etc. with the fact that it’s really just a Chinese supermarket.”


                                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                            Mine says: Possibly one of the most anticipated albums of the year here at Piccadilly (we wouldn't interrupt our Christmas do for just anyone but if it clashes with a W.H. Lung gig then that's where we end up!)... Like a joint effort from Talking Heads and NEU! thrown head first into 2019 with an extra portion of shimmery beats and hooks. PLAY IT LOUD!

                                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                            2xLP Info: Black 180g double LP in gatefold jacket.

                                                                                                                                            2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                            CD Info: CD In Card Wallet.

                                                                                                                                            "Step in the Arena" is the second studio album by hip-hop duo Gang Starr, printed as a 1990 release and commercially released on January 15, 1991. The album received critical acclaim and was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

                                                                                                                                            The Source magazine stated: 'Step in the Arena stands alone on a musical level, yet it also remains true to hip-hop’s underground heritage.' In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Hip Hop Albums. 


                                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                            2xLtd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                            Tunng

                                                                                                                                            This Is Tunng...Magpie Bites And Other Cuts

                                                                                                                                              Since forming in 2003 and over the course of six studio albums, Tunng are a group that have explored the boundaries between acoustic and electronic music, becoming synonymous with the folktronica genre before moving into territory that managed to both evade that label and continue to redefine it. This is a collection of rare gems and oddities released from 2004 to 2018. These are the 7”s, special editions, b-sides and hidden tracks that would otherwise be lost in the ether. Here they are sitting side by side like a wonky gang, leaning in to share their strange tales.

                                                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                              2xColoured LP Info: Clear vinyl.

                                                                                                                                              William Hooker

                                                                                                                                              ...is Eternal Life

                                                                                                                                              Drummer, composer and poet William Hooker has been a tireless force in free improvised music for over 40 years. He emerged from New York’s loft jazz scene in the mid-’70s, part of a generation of artists fueled by the social, political and cultural frustrations of their era. This second wave of American free jazz would push relentlessly into new territories, collaborating in a variety of non-traditional settings, establishing their own labels, venues, etc.; all in an effort at creative self-determination. While William Hooker’s output extends past 70 albums as leader, it all began with the double LP "... Is Eternal Life". Recorded in 1975-1976 and released privately on the artist’s own Reality Unit Concepts imprint, "... Is Eternal Life" is nothing short of visionary. Filled with tension, intricacy and raw fury, these extended compositions feature the playing of David Murray, Mark Miller, David S. Ware, Hasaan Dawkins and Les Goodson. 

                                                                                                                                              First time reissued on vinyl!

                                                                                                                                              Originally issued as a hand-dubbed demo tape in 1982, Elisa Waut’s icy debut gets its first vinyl issue. The Flemish trio of Chery Derycke and siblings Elsje and Hans Helewaut took new wave to its natural conclusion; trading Europe’s organic post-punk approach for the new cold war order of synth and rhythm box. Soviet paranoia, isolation, suicidal musings, and other miscellaneous bouts of young adult depression are covered in both French and English. A 28-minute minimal wave masterpiece.

                                                                                                                                              Julian Cope

                                                                                                                                              Autogeddon (25th Anniversary Box Set)

                                                                                                                                                In 1994 Julian Cope released his eleventh solo album Autogeddon. This is the 25th anniversary deluxe edition with rare bonus material and a newly written book, which contextualises this underground masterpiece for the first time. Celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year and inspired by Heathcote Williams’ poem of the same name, Autogeddon is largely a diatribe against car culture. As recounted by Julian in the American Records biography:

                                                                                                                                                “My wife and I were walking along near Covent Garden. Just as we were crossing the street, out of the corner of my eye I saw this yellow Ferrari Testarossa. They only make three of these a year in yellow – it’s like – ‘not only have I got money, but I’ve got yellow money so I need to flaunt it. And it went past – ZOOM – and just missed my wife. I thought, ‘that was really close, what’s that about? Tense asshole with all that money.’ I suddenly realized that he’d gone down a one-way street, so I started walking. I didn’t know what I was going to do, I just thought I’d go check this guy out and see what his problem was.I came round the corner and, parked outside this sandwich shop was the yellow Ferrari. So I just stood in front of it with my legs against it and started rocking it. Then I walked back 50 yards or so to this building site and heaved up this big bag of industrial rubble, and jerked it very, very slowly along the street. I finally got it in front of the Ferrari and, well I didn’t throw the bag, I just tossed the rubble all over the car, and it fell almost slow motion all over the front of this car. I thought, ‘fuckin’ hell, what have I done?’ All these people were looking at me and I just legged it. That was really the start.”

                                                                                                                                                Autogeddon concludes a trilogy of started by Peggy Suicide and Jehovahkill, it showcases Cope’s continuing focus on heathen religious practices and ancient monuments.


                                                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                2xCD Info: Comes with 32-page booklet, housed in book style CD size hard case.

                                                                                                                                                LP Box Set Info: LP in gatefold sleeve, 12" EP, hand stamped 7", postcard set and 24-page book, housed in a clothbound box.

                                                                                                                                                Mort Garson

                                                                                                                                                Mother Earth's Plantasia - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                In the mid-1970s, a force of nature swept across the continental United States, cutting across all strata of race and class, rooting in our minds, our homes, our culture. It wasn’t The Exorcist, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, or even bell-bottoms, but instead a book called The Secret Life of Plants. The work of occultist/former OSS agent Peter Tompkins and former CIA agent/dowsing enthusiast Christopher Bird, the books shot up the bestseller charts and spread like kudzu across the landscape, becoming a phenomenon. Seemingly overnight, the indoor plant business was in full bloom and photosynthetic eukaryotes of every genus were hanging off walls, lording over bookshelves, and basking on sunny window ledges. The science behind Secret Life was specious: plants can hear our prayers, they’re lie detectors, they’re telepathic, able to predict natural disasters and receive signals from distant galaxies. But that didn’t stop millions from buying and nurturing their new plants.

                                                                                                                                                Perhaps the craziest claim of the book was that plants also dug music. And whether you purchased a snake plant, asparagus fern, peace lily, or what have you from Mother Earth on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles (or bought a Simmons mattress from Sears), you also took home Plantasia, an album recorded especially for them. Subtitled “warm earth music for plants…and the people that love them,” it was full of bucolic, charming, stoner-friendly, decidedly unscientific tunes enacted on the new-fangled device called the Moog. Plants date back from the dawn of time, but apparently they loved the Moog, never mind that the synthesizer had been on the market for just a few years. Most of all, the plants loved the ditties made by composer Mort Garson.

                                                                                                                                                Few characters in early electronic music can be both fearless pioneers and cheesy trend-chasers, but Garson embraced both extremes, and has been unheralded as a result. When one writer rhetorically asked: “How was Garson’s music so ubiquitous while the man remained so under the radar?” the answer was simple. Well before Brian Eno did it, Garson was making discreet music, both the man and his music as inconspicuous as a Chlorophytum comosum. Julliard-educated and active as a session player in the post-war era, Garson wrote lounge hits, scored plush arrangements for Doris Day, and garlanded weeping countrypolitan strings around Glen Campbell’s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” He could render the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel alike into easy listening and also dreamed up his own ditties. “An idear” as Garson himself would drawl it out. “I live with it, I walk it, I sing it.”

                                                                                                                                                But as his daughter Day Darmet recalls: “When my dad found the synthesizer, he realized he didn’t want to do pop music anymore.” Garson encountered Robert Moog and his new device at the Audio Engineering Society’s West Coast convention in 1967 and immediately began tinkering with the device. With the Moog, those idears could be transformed. “He constantly had a song he was humming,” Darmet says. “At the table he was constantly tapping.” Which is to say that Mort pulled his melodies out of thin air, just like any household plant would.

                                                                                                                                                The Plantae kingdom grew to its height by 1976, from DC Comics’ mossy superhero Swamp Thing to Stevie Wonder’s own herbal meditation, Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants. Nefarious manifestations of human-plant interaction also abounded, be it the grotesque pods in Invasion of the Body Snatchers or the pothead paranoia of the US Government spraying Mexican marijuana fields with the herbicide paraquat (which led to the rise in homegrown pot by the 1980s). And then there’s the warm, leafy embrace of Plantasia itself.

                                                                                                                                                “My mom had a lot of plants,” Darmet says. “She didn’t believe in organized religion, she believed the earth was the best thing in the whole world. Whatever created us was incredible.” And she also knew when her husband had a good song, shouting from another room when she heard him humming a good idear. Novel as it might seem, Plantasia is simply full of good tunes.

                                                                                                                                                Garson may have given the album away to new plant and bed owners, but a decade later a new generation could hear his music in another surreptitious way. Millions of kids bought The Legend of Zelda for their Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1986 and one distinct 8-bit tune bears more than a passing resemblance to album highlight “Concerto for Philodendron and Pothos.” Garson was never properly credited for it, but he nevertheless subliminally slipped into a new generations’ head, helping kids and plants alike grow.

                                                                                                                                                Hearing Plantasia in the 21st century, it seems less an ode to our photosynthesizing friends by Garson and more an homage to his wife, the one with the green thumb that made everything flower around him. “My dad would be totally pleased to know that people are really interested in this music that had no popularity at the time,” Darmet says of Plantasia’s new renaissance. “He would be fascinated by the fact that people are finally understanding and appreciating this part of his musical career that he got no admiration for back then.” Garson seems to be everywhere again, even if he’s not really noticed, just like a houseplant.


                                                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                Coloured LP Info: Green vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                Disco lovers rejoice! Chic's first three albums are back on wax in wonderful remastered form. These versions of Chic, C’est Chic and Risqué feature the Nile Rodgers’ Signature Edition Remasters, which debuted last year as part of The Chic Organization 1977-1979 boxed set.

                                                                                                                                                Each album was remastered from the original Atlantic stereo tapes by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Rodgers served as executive producer and supervised the remastering with the approval of Bernard Edwards’ estate. To ensure exceptional sound quality, the albums were mastered at half-speed and pressed on 180-gram vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                The group's 1977 debut, self titled of course, introduced the world to the majesty of America's premier disco ensemble, and a whole load of happy people glued to the floor thanks to the sublime "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" and "Everybody Dance". 

                                                                                                                                                The Oh Sees

                                                                                                                                                Graveblockers (Reissue)

                                                                                                                                                  Encased in a brown paper wrapping like a forgotten bit of smut from behind the beaded curtain, this unassuming disc is a time-capsule back to John Dwyer’s early SF days, janglingly fingerpicked wisps of melody and electronics baking in the all-too anemic sunshine of San Francisco’s elusive summer. Like a seashell to the ear, one can hear within it Baker Beach bike ride excursions, holding court and gently harassing passers-by on a Haight street stoop, and midnight rambles with friends from out of town, daring the sun to come up.

                                                                                                                                                  Somewhere chronologically between the folky whisper of Songs About Death And Dying and the recently reissued Cool Death Of Island Raiders, this one’s been vexing to find for way too long and Castle Face has decided to give it “the treatment”. May it awaken the gentle glow of possibility dappled with the dancing shadow of danger that it stirs around this castle.

                                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                  Mine says: Much anticipated reissue of this low-key/lo-fi The(e) Oh Sees EP from 2006, now available on green vinyl. Don't snooze!

                                                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                  Coloured LP Info: Limited edition green coloured vinyl with insert.

                                                                                                                                                  Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                                  Michael Rother

                                                                                                                                                  Katzenmusik

                                                                                                                                                    “This is a special guy. Rare among fine musicians is one who never bit the industry weenie. This guy never did. He’s done nothing but superior work just the way he hears it. An understanding of space within the music, nothing there that doesn’t need to be and an attention to every note. It’s an exceptional talent and one that’s heavily influenced all sorts of people for a long long time. 

                                                                                                                                                    He hit all the right notes in the post-war evolution of German music. 

                                                                                                                                                    God bless Michael Rother” - Iggy Pop, 2018

                                                                                                                                                    Fable is a small independent record label started in Austin, Texas in the early 1970s by a young trombone player named Michael Mordecai. In autumn 1975 he debuted a trio of albums on Fable by Austin bands 47 Times its Own Weight, Steam Heat and Starcrost. With only 1000 of each pressed, and each carrying a different emphasis on soul, funk or jazz, all 3 have gone on to become highly sought after by collectors and DJs around the world.

                                                                                                                                                    We meet with Michael at our UK offices and over several hours he tells us the highs and lows of running Fable Records, leaving no stone unturned and with success and tragedy in equal measure. We also speak with members of all 3 bands, and they share with us interesting stories and cool anecdotes of the wild times in the mid '70s when their records were made. We acquire informative press cuttings and some awesome posters & flyers, and all of this we publish in a booklet included with each LP which are housed in a US-style tip-on sleeve. Jazzman Records - We Dig Deeper.



                                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                    David says: Jazzman have long been one of the UK's finest reissue labels. On their latest releases they're mining the underground Texan funk and soul scene of the early seventies. Steamheat are heavy on the Rhodes piano and funkier than a mosquito's tweeter.

                                                                                                                                                    The Montgolfier Brothers

                                                                                                                                                    Seventeen Stars

                                                                                                                                                      After a short label hiatus, Caroline True Records bring US a limited vinyl edition of a classic Salford / Manchester album. The Montgolfier Brothers, Mark Tranmer (GNAC) & Roger Quigley (At Swim Two Birds) initially released “Seventeen Stars” on the Salford-based Vespertine label in 1999.
                                                                                                                                                      Much critical acclaim & appreciation from pop dynamo Alan McGee led to a 2000 rerelease on his nascent post-Creation Poptones imprint.

                                                                                                                                                      “So we ended up pressing records as usual. Our first record was Seventeen Stars by the Montgolfier Brothers, a baroque, cinematic classic that almost no-one has ever heard.” Alan McGee (On Poptones in “Creation Stories: Riots, Raves & Running A Label” 2013 )

                                                                                                                                                      Since that moment, “Seventeen Stars” has gathered universal plaudits & affection, along with occasional live performances from the group. To mark the 20th anniversary of the original release, CTR have remastered this brilliant work for vinyl. The sleeve expands the original Vespertine CD release artwork to LP size. Beautiful, memorable, fragile ... An album that proves the longevity of great songwriting, tunes and textures that stay with you. 
                                                                                                                                                      For lovers of Felt, The Durutti Column, Jacques Brel, Blue Nile & François de Roubaix

                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                      Laura says: One of the real hidden gems of Manchester music history, The Montgolfier Brothers' debut album, originally released on Vespertine Records back in 1999, gets a much needed reissue. Their intricate melodies, combined with a cinematic lushness, and heartfelt songs were never easy to pigeonhole and consequently, despite being championed and re-released by Alan McGee on his Poptones label in 2000, this album never received the acclaim it deserved.

                                                                                                                                                      Hot Casa hit us with a fantastic and rare album by Manu Dibango, the Afro Soul Maestro!
                                                                                                                                                      These tracks were recorded in 1971 at Pathé-Marconi studio (Boulogne Billancourt) for professional sound illustration intended for the cinema, television and advertising. The jazzman experimenting with all genres was then beginning to convert solely to what soon to be called “Rare Groove” somewhere between Soul, Jazz and Afro-Funk, with a hint of Latin clave.
                                                                                                                                                      In 2019, these tunes have not aged and the sound can be considered as “Huge” by many crate-diggers. These recordings were not supposed to reach the club or radio audience, it was more free sessions, a moment during they can open their imagination and test their “Afro something”, like Manu Dibango call it. Theses recording sessions included the best of the french soul scene at this time, Yvan Julien (Trumpet), Slim Pezin (Guitar), Jacques Bolognesi (Trombone), Lucien Dobat (Drums), Emile Boza (Percussions, Manfred (Bass) and the conductor himself at the vibraphone, marimba, saxophone, organ ...
                                                                                                                                                      This album is a wonderful return to the future and should satisfy the need of the Afro-Soul aficionados! We're very happy to celebrate the 86th anniversary of the best French musician in history with one of his best recording reissue!

                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                      Sil says: Hot reissue in a hot label! This is Dibango at its finest. The pressing is excellent with a heavy and rich sound. This is a collector's item and will fly pronto!

                                                                                                                                                      Aswad

                                                                                                                                                      Live And Direct

                                                                                                                                                        Aswad’s 1983 album Live and Direct was recorded at the Notting Hill Carnival. Accompanied by a powerful horn section they created an energetic show, in which they let the listener hear the depth of their music. It’s an amazing journey with highlights like “Drum & Bass Line”, “Soca Rumba”, and the fantastic “Rocker’s Medley”. This British Reggae classic is fully packed with their unique rhythm and funky grooves. Amazing beats and wobbly bass lines marks this as one of the greatest live albums from the Reggae scene.

                                                                                                                                                        The long-lasting British reggae group Aswad recorded over 20 albums, released several charting hit songs, and are still performing live. 

                                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                        Andy says: Early 80's UK reggae, classic live album, recorded at the Nottinghill Carnival, no less. Aswad I'm talking about!

                                                                                                                                                        2015 was another great year for Z Records, a year that saw the release of the new artist album from Opolopo, the Joey Negro compiled Le Freak - a tribute to the sound of Chic, 90’s House & Garage and the long awaited Supafunkanova Vol.2 alongside Sean P.

                                                                                                                                                        Z Records is starting 2016 in similarly strong fashion with the follow up to Remixed With Love. It's been over two years since the first instalment which topped many sales charts on its release so now the remixes that made up that album have been heard on house and disco dancefloors around the world ever since, it's time for Volume 2. So allow us to present 20 more reworkings of classic soul, funk, disco and boogie tracks from the likes of Grace Jones, Robert Palmer, Cheryl Lynn, The O'Jays, Gwen McCrae, George Benson and many more.

                                                                                                                                                        Admittedly, we live in a world where remixes and edits of vintage dancefloor anthems aren't exactly hard to come by, in the same way that grains of sand aren't hard to come by on a beach. But where Soundcloud, Beatport et al heave under the weight of a gazillion bootleg offerings, many taking a dusty, scratched old 12-inch or a dodgy MP3 as their starting point, Remixed With Love is a little different. Not only is the man with one of the most legendary record collections in the game guaranteed to dig deeper than most, every track you hear has been (re)created using spanking new analogue transfers of the original multi-track tapes, with the full consent and co-operation of the copyright owners. Which means not only are you getting the best possible sound quality, the creators of the original tracks are getting paid too – as they damn well should be. These multi track tapes also uncovered elements that were not used in the original mixes so Joey has incorporated some of these never before heard parts such as the Grace Jones aerobic workout instruction.

                                                                                                                                                        Putting an album like this together is no easy feat, as Dave himself explains in the extensive liner notes that accompany this package. First, you have to get permission from the copyright owners to undertake the project at all – which can in itself entail hundreds of emails and phone calls. Then you have to track down the original tapes – when many may have been recorded over, lost or simply destroyed – and convince the label archivists to get them digitised. And that's before you even start on the remixing… which is when you find half the parts are missing, or you can't foreground that killer piano lick you wanted to because the original was recorded live in the studio and the piano track has the bassline bleeding all over it. The title of this album is extremely appropriate, because for Mr Lee this definitely has been a labour of love!


                                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                        Matt says: Wanna hear a secret? Disco edit LEG-ENDS Joey Negro Vs. John Moralles - playing only their own edits and reworkings in a b2b style for hour upon hour; with the winner being the first one not to loose the floor. Good idea? I just need a venue. Please get in touch lads!

                                                                                                                                                        Chocolate Buttermilk Band

                                                                                                                                                        Head Games (The Story Of Larry Akles & CBM Records)

                                                                                                                                                        Founded by Larry Akles in 1971 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, The Chocolate Buttermilk Band, has been one of the busiest and most successful cover and backing bands in the Southern United States for the last 5 decades. While they’re little known outside the region, their handful of singles from the early 1980s are, for record collectors, among the best and most desirable in Modern Soul and Boogie Funk.

                                                                                                                                                        Jerome Derradji & Past Due Records present “Head Games (The Story of Larry Akles & CBM Records)”. Released on a double LP with printed inner sleeves (or booklet) that include never seen before pictures of the band and a story written by Jacob Arnold. Artwork is by the mighty Al Kent. 

                                                                                                                                                        This compilation includes every song released by the Chocolate Buttermilk Band, remastered and reissued for the first time. Needless to say, this is an essential release for fans of Boogie, Soul and Funk as the Chocolate Buttermilk Band releases are known to fetch thousands in the collectors market.

                                                                                                                                                        In Larry Akles own words, “This girl in Atlanta told me one time, she said ‘Larry, I heard on the radio that Chocolate Buttermilk was going to be on the show, and I told my girlfriend, Oh, it’s gonna be onnnn if Chocolate Buttermilk on there, ’cause whoever come behind them, they got to go!’” He continues, “When we hit the stage, boy it’d be some fire. We wouldn’t have to get warmed up. We’d start off hot!”

                                                                                                                                                        Joy Division

                                                                                                                                                        Unknown Pleasures - 40th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                        A limited edition 40th anniversary version of Unknown Pleasures will be released on June 14th, almost forty years to the day after it was originally released. The LP will be pressed on 180g ruby red vinyl with an alternative white sleeve resembling the original design idea.

                                                                                                                                                        It's a celebration of one of the most important albums of our time as well as a landmark in music/design crossover history.

                                                                                                                                                        One of the most significant debuts of all time, the album’s legacy continues to endure with NME claiming it to be ‘simply one of the best records ever made’


                                                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                        Coloured LP Info: Limited 180 gram red vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                        While the Sex Pistols and The Clash might have soaked up much of the punk spotlight in the ’70s, Buzzcocks brought something equally influential to the table. The Buzzcocks’ influence on indie rock, power-pop, punk rock and pop-punk is hard to overemphasize. When you think of the punk-pop tag, no band embodied it or perfected it quite like Buzzcocks.

                                                                                                                                                        Their songs were gritty, speedy and short like a lot of other punk music, but few punk bands remained committed to pure pop songwriting like Buzzcocks. Pete Shelley’s voice was snotty and full of attitude, their lyrics pushed social boundaries and the band’s guitars were pumping and lightning fast, but their infectious melodies might have fallen more in line with the pop or New Wave acts of the day than say, The Damned or The Stooges.
                                                                                                                                                        While albums like Another Music in a Different Kitchen or Love Bites are still worth digging into, the general consensus is that Buzzcocks’ most essential release is their 1979 singles compilation Singles Going Steady. It contained album cuts like “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve),” non-album singles like “Orgasm Addict” and “Everybody’s Happy Nowadays” as well as B-sides like “Autonomy” and “Noise Annoys.” The album’s eight singles and eight B-sides buff out the occasionally forgettable moments of their LPs and it’s the most accurate document of Buzzcocks as a band.

                                                                                                                                                        The songs that make up Singles Going Steady are largely about relationships and youthful frustration, and the album leads off with “Orgasm Addict,” an explicitly sexual song about everything from masturbation to full-on sex addiction. The song, which also features Shelley’s erotic moans, was unsurprisingly banned by the BBC upon release. Continuing with themes about the universal, inevitable shortcomings of youth, “I Don’t Mind” sums many of them up in a sharp, snappy rock ’n’ roll nut shell. Shelley paints a picture of the longing for another and the highlighting of your own insecurities when you do find that person. What begins with a song about loneliness and escape transforms into a song about fear of unreciprocated romantic feelings, which stems from a lack of self-confidence.

                                                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                        Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive translucent violet coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                        It's conceivable that internal friction helped inspire the title of the third Buzzcocks longplayer, 'A Different Kind Of Tension'; the group would splinter shortly after the album's 1979 release. But the U.K. pop punk band went out with a bang, marshaling one of their most diverse and exciting sets of songs under the guidance of producer Martin Rushent. The breakneck pace of their first recordings is well represented by such tracks as opener “Paradise,” though by the closing sound collage “Radio Nine,” chief songwriter Pete Shelley has managed to indulge his more experimental side as well – without ever abandoning the trademark Buzzcocks wit and emphasis on melody.

                                                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                        Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive yellow vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                        Performing throughout the 1980s as Art Carnage to the gloomy hipsters of Portland, Attilio Panissidi III decided he needed a vacation. The result of his creative escape became Art Takes A Holiday, an album of fabricated FM synthscapes and MIDI environments that embrace elements of smooth jazz, new age, and pop.

                                                                                                                                                        Attilio had been playing in bands since he was thirteen, and had opened live shows for countless acts, from The Shangri-Las to Bruce Hornsby. The experience of producing, performing, as well as years spent writing for local music magazine The Downtowner, earned Attilio a gig to score a commercial film for a home security systems company. The opportunity allowed him to explore softer elements in his writing, and he created a suite of songs much deeper than the commission warranted. These instrumentals caught the attention of Marlon McClain (Gap Band, Shock), who invited Attilio to produce and release the music on his fledgling Nu-Vision label. Thus "Art Takes A Holiday" found its commercial release on cassette and CD in 1989. Although originally intended as soundtrack music, the album retains its own momentum, narrative and evocative imagery that betrays Attilio’s years of crafting songs. Attilio found a perfect ambience on this mythic retreat, somewhere between William Aura’s summer cottage on Half Moon Bay and DJ Alfredo’s Balearic island getaway.

                                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                        Patrick says: Originally released in the era when New Age and new technology found a perfect synergy, “Art Takes A Holiday” is a killer set of exotic synth suites, future primitive grooves and esoteric dancers, each of which could have graced the soundtrack of a late 80s film about cops, surfing and computer systems.

                                                                                                                                                        Reissue of rare UK ambient techno from ’93-‘94. Cold Blow has joined forces with Berlin’s AVA. Records in unearthing some of the finest ambient techno from the Artificial Intelligence era in a beautiful double LP package. The compilation covers essential cuts from the back catalog of J. M. Adkins’ releases and includes 2 tracks available on vinyl for the first time!

                                                                                                                                                        Aside from "Descent", a previously unreleased track, the material was previously released on the short-lived Metatone Recordings which was founded by Adkins himself together with Damon D’Cruz known from his preceding Jack Trax label. Today the original releases are sought after rarities which demand high prices on the 2nd hand market.

                                                                                                                                                        Compiled from the original DAT tapes and remastered by Andreas 'Lupo' Lubich at Calyx Mastering, “Electro Music Union, Sinoesin & Xonox Works 1993 - 1994” reintroduces Adkin’s work as some of the era-defining classics from the early years of techno. A must-have reissue for the fans of early B12, AFX, The Black Dog, Kirk Degiorgio, et al.


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                                                                                                                                                        Matt says: Another humbling reissue from the mid 90s UK techono scene that's painfully beautifully. If you liked Safe Trip's Trans-4AM re-release, you need this in your baskets now! I'm shocked at how many lesser celebrated masterpieces from this era these labels are digging up - but I'm not complaining - keep 'em coming please!

                                                                                                                                                        R.E.M.

                                                                                                                                                        In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003

                                                                                                                                                          In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003 is more than a greatest hits compilation, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the astonishing creative and cultural influence of one of the most innovative bands of modern rock history.

                                                                                                                                                          With “Losing My Religion,” “Man On The Moon,” “Nightswimming,” “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?,” “Orange Crush,” “Everybody Hurts” and many more, In Time serves as a reminder of R.E.M.’s key role in shaping the sound of the last three decades. The set also features the tracks “Bad Day” and “Animal,” both originally released for the first time as part of this collection. 

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                                                                                                                                                          Andy says: It's ridiculous how many classic songs there are on this LP. Even as latter records faded in impact, they still had top lead tracks, top singles. They were one of my favourite ever bands.

                                                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                          Ltd LP Info: Pressed on 180gram heavyweight black vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                          Duster

                                                                                                                                                          Contemporary Movement

                                                                                                                                                            A muffled cry into the technological darkness, Contemporary Movement slid into the world right as the MP3 was seeping out of college dorms. A 39-minute drift into the void, drenched in Cold War-era reverb and then submerged in four track hiss for good measure. Duster constructed a Brutalist masterpiece on the outskirts of a suburban mall, as if to say, “We were here.” 

                                                                                                                                                            Duster

                                                                                                                                                            Stratosphere

                                                                                                                                                              Best listened to from inside the womb, Duster’s 1998’s debut Stratosphere simultaneously capped off and reinvented the slow core’s first wave. A four track dreamscape that will wake the neighbors and then lull them back to sleep. Hazy, arpeggiated guitars layer over a deliberate drummer with no real place to be, as semi-inaudible vocals warn of millennial malaise and subtly encourage the listener to “rock out, rock out, rock out, rock out.

                                                                                                                                                              Politico dub-collage practitioners Guerilla Welfare came from Edmonton, Alberta, coincidentally the birthplace of prophetic media sage Marshall McLuhan. Armed with vanguard ideas taken from Steve Reich, Fela Kuti, Robert Fripp and Material, the duo of Curtis Ruptash and Brian Schultze adopted the “studio as instrument” mindset of Eno and King Tubby creating complex textural and polyrhythmic sonic insurgencies. They overdubbed drum computers, guitar, bass, noise-makers, mallet percussion, sitars, often accompanied by sampled vocals and found sound taken from TV. Their pan-global, multi-media palette supported zeitgeist commentary — often, with a healthy dose of gallows humour — on gender, power structures, and sexual and geopolitical tensions in the late 80s. Their DIY bunker studio experimentations align them with genre defying dub-infused outfits like African Head Charge, Dome, Lifetones, Naffi, Woo, Negativland and The Residents. "The Nature of Human Nature" captures Guerilla Welfare’s most formidable output, compiling tracks selected from their entire discography (two LPs and a cassette collaboration with poet Mary Howes), all originally self-released from 1986 to 1991. Remastered from the original tapes.

                                                                                                                                                              Tess Parks

                                                                                                                                                              Blood Hot

                                                                                                                                                                Long overdue vinyl issue of Tess Parks 2013 Mazzy Star-esque debut. 

                                                                                                                                                                A native of Toronto, Tess Parks moved to London, England at the age of seventeen where she briefly studied photography before deciding to focus on music. Tess made an impression on industry legend Alan McGee, founder of Creation Records, albeit the timing of their meeting could hardly have been less ideal; McGee was no longer involved in music and Tess was due to move back to Toronto. After moving back to her hometown in 2012, Tess formed a band on the advice of McGee and less than a year after their meeting, he returned to music with his new label, 359 Music.

                                                                                                                                                                Tess became one of his first signings and released her debut record ‘Blood Hot’ in November 2013 to excellent reviews. One reviewer described her as “Patti Smith on Quaaludes”. Others have mentioned her “gauzy psychedelic sound” and “smouldering voice”. Alan McGee himself said: “She’s only 24 and is already an amazing songwriter... she just doesn’t quite know she is yet ... her most beautiful quality is her lack of ego. Tess is an amazing lady”.

                                                                                                                                                                June 2015 saw the spine-tingling collaboration between Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre) and the resultuing LP ‘I Declare Nothing’ released to critical acclaim on ‘A’ Recordings. 

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                                                                                                                                                                Coloured LP Info: Repress on white vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                The Modern Lovers

                                                                                                                                                                The Modern Lovers - Coloured Vinyl Version

                                                                                                                                                                  This is the eponymous debut studio album by the American Rock band The Modern Lovers, originally released in 1976. Six tracks (“Roadrunner”, “Astral Plane”, “Old World”, “Pablo Picasso”, “She Cracked” and “Someone I Care About”) were produced by John Cale. They influenced numerous aspiring punk rock musicians on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Sex Pistols, whose early cover of “Roadrunner” was placed on The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle. The album was included in Robert Dimery’s 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2003, the album was listed on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

                                                                                                                                                                  The Modern Lovers were formed in 1970 by teenage singer, songwriter, guitarist Jonathan Richman, augmented with Jerry Harrison (keyboards), Ernie Brooks (bass) and David Robinson (drums), with Richman’s friend and original band member John Felice joining them occasionally.

                                                                                                                                                                  The Modern Lovers is available as a limited edition of 3500 individually numbered copies on silver coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                  Andy says: Sounding like a chunkier Velvet Underground, blasted into the Seventies, this is crammed full of classic songs and incredible words. One of the best albums ever!

                                                                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                  LP Info: 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
                                                                                                                                                                  LIMITED EDITION OF 3500 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COPIES ON SILVER COLOURED VINYL

                                                                                                                                                                  "A manner or style, a frame of mind, thought or existence" (Mode).
                                                                                                                                                                  "Intelligence quotient, the use of perception or awareness." (IQ).

                                                                                                                                                                  Mode I/Q, the self-proclaimed unknown band, was a richly textured, bold project starting life in 1979 out the embers of punk and new wave resulting in a hypnotic convergence of love, the future, life and art.

                                                                                                                                                                  Lucian and Nicolas, two creative spirits who viewed the world through their own prism, augmented by a moving cast of friends and acolytes, were together compelled to make great music. This was a concept from the heart, with transformativelive performances, channelling spaces into art "Mode" events orchestrated to bring about a full integration of site and sound.

                                                                                                                                                                  Psychedelic, punk overtones. A funky electronic hybrid, mixing Kraftwerk with black music. Guitars delayed and twisted through echo boxes and micro synths. Casio and Commodores delivering the machine funk. Mode I/Q played CBGBs, Max's Kansas City and Danceteria in their three year lifespan. Just 3 releases deep, 1984's mini LP "Mind/Soul" captures the band at their best. 6 songs to immerse, dance and shake the mind.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Patrick says: Machine funk at its finest here, on my personal reissue of the week. Whether you're snaking your hips to the wavy "Competition", enjoying the pre-shoegaze and post motorik pulse of "Looking Through Your Mind" or strutting to the gnarly new wave of "Two Different Things" there's so much to love here!

                                                                                                                                                                  Richard Hawley

                                                                                                                                                                  Richard Hawley - Clear Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                                    Before the release of this 7 track mini album in 2001, Richard Hawley was solely know as a guitarist, having been a member of The Longpigs and touring guitarist for Pulp. With this album though, he demonstrated his knack for writing a killer tune and it was our first introduction to THAT VOICE.

                                                                                                                                                                    Both this and the following full length album, "Late Night Final" are absolutely timeless albums that draw on a rich musical history and could have as easily been written in the middle of the 20th century as the start of the 21st: His rich baritone vocals crooning over gorgeous guitar melodies and hushed drums.

                                                                                                                                                                    To celebrate his new album "Further" our good friends at Music On Vinyl have presented to us the three Setanta albums from their back catalogue. A super limited one off pressing with just 275 of each available on clear wax - gotta move quick on these pop pickers!

                                                                                                                                                                    Richard Hawley

                                                                                                                                                                    Lowedges - Clear Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                                      More gorgeous, late night, storytelling songs by the erstwhile Pulp and Longpigs guitarist. Hawley croons lovelorn words which evoke the late 50s in their charm and sweetness. Musically it's pretty and melodic, acoustic guitar ballads, lushly fleshed out with lapsteel, vibes, Mellotron and shimmery, echoey electric (guitar). Warm, poetic and inviting, this is a beautiful record and a balm for aching hearts everywhere!

                                                                                                                                                                      To celebrate his new album "Further" our good friends at Music On Vinyl have presented to us the three Setanta albums from their back catalogue. A super limited one off pressing with just 275 of each available on clear wax - gotta move quick on these pop pickers!

                                                                                                                                                                      Richard Hawley

                                                                                                                                                                      Late Night Final - Clear Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                                        "Late Night Final" was Richard Hawley's first full length album, released in 2002. It follows on from where the previous years self titled mini album left off: his rich baritone, delivering his timeless, heartfelt songs over gorgeous guitar melodies. The album has a noir-ish cinematic feel to it - imagine the soundtrack to Blue Velvet written in Sheffield.

                                                                                                                                                                        To celebrate his new album "Further" our good friends at Music On Vinyl have presented to us the three Setanta albums from their back catalogue. A super limited one off pressing with just 275 of each available on clear wax - gotta move quick on these pop pickers!

                                                                                                                                                                        Sonic Youth

                                                                                                                                                                        Battery Park, NYC: July 4th 2008

                                                                                                                                                                          Recorded at Battery Park NYC’s River to River Festival on July 4th 2008, this now classic Sonic Youth set features totemic live versions of career spanning tracks such as ‘The Sprawl’, ‘Schizophrenia’ and ‘Bull In The Heather’. Initially only available with preorders of 2009’s ‘The Eternal’, this incredible live document has been made available again on vinyl a decade after its original release.

                                                                                                                                                                          Pink Floyd

                                                                                                                                                                          The Division Bell - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                            Warner Music Group in association with Pink Floyd Records releases a 25th anniversary edition of ‘The Division Bell’, the band’s 1994 multi-million selling album that included the Grammy Award winning track Marooned (Best Rock Instrumental Performance) . This Limited Edition 25th anniversary edition will be available on translucent blue vinyl (echoing the original limited blue vinyl release in 1994).

                                                                                                                                                                            ‘The Division Bell’ was the last studio album to be recorded by the band: David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The album debuted at No 1 in the UK, the USA, Australia and New Zealand, staying at the top of the US charts for 4 weeks; it also went to No 1 in six other countries and, to date, has reached total album sales of over 12 million. The album was recorded by the band at Astoria and Britannia Row Studios with the majority of the lyrics being written by Polly Samson and David Gilmour. ‘The Division Bell’ contains Pink Floyd’s only Grammy-awarded track, the instrumental ‘Marooned’. A video for Marooned was made for the 20th Anniversary Immersion release of the album and has now had almost 25 million views

                                                                                                                                                                            ‘The Division Bell’ sleeve artwork was the first Pink Floyd image to be featured on a Royal Mail stamp, in an issue of ‘Classic Album Covers’. The iconic album artwork of the two huge metal heads in profile talking to each other (and in turn, creating a third forward-facing head) was provided by long-time Floyd collaborator Storm Thorgerson. 


                                                                                                                                                                            Placebo

                                                                                                                                                                            Placebo

                                                                                                                                                                              Originally released in July 1996 and now available on standard weight black vinyl, ‘Placebo’ is the debut studio album from the critically acclaimed Placebo.

                                                                                                                                                                              Placebo

                                                                                                                                                                              Without You I'm Nothing

                                                                                                                                                                                Originally released in October 1998 and now available on standard weight black vinyl, ‘Without You I’m Nothing’ is the second album from the critically acclaimed Placebo.

                                                                                                                                                                                Königsforst – following the 1997 release of Zauberberg (Kompakt 370.1), Wolfgang Voigt’s GAS project returned with Königsforst, a full length that has stood the test of time as a template for introducing fundamentals of 90’s techno into the principles of contemporary electronic music.

                                                                                                                                                                                Originally released in 1998 on the iconic Frankfurt imprint Mille Plateaux, and then reissued in 2016 as a part of GAS “BOX”, Zauberberg is now released on his own label KOMPAKT on 180 gram 3LP vinyl in its original artwork.

                                                                                                                                                                                Königsforst brings glimmers of light into Voigt’s dark, magnificent forest. Melodic strings and brass are added to his signature layers of ominous intensity. The forest path is laid out by muffled kick drums as classical music loops incessantly swirl with no direction. 


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                                                                                                                                                                                Matt says: I don't know much about Gas or Wolfgang Voigt but I do know his records always grab me by the gonads! Impenertrable darkness, smudges atmospheres and lost reverbations of grand pianos, orchestras and wind seem to be order of the day heree. Like being irrevocably lost in a vast wilderness; there's an eeries tension to the tracks on offer here.

                                                                                                                                                                                Golden-era, 1977, Brazilian jazz-funk-fusion album from the legendary Azymuth. Lush Rhodes, soaring synths and fusion guitars from Malheiros and Bertrami combine with the inimitable drum grooves from Ivan “Mamao” Conti that create the signature Azymuth sound. The album moves from mellow soulful moods, into screaming disco-jazz-fusion, samba funk, synth boogie and ends with a tough 160bpm Batucada workout.

                                                                                                                                                                                At last, the wondrous, expansive and meditative music of Spanish musician, Luis Paniagua is explored with this Emotional Rescue reissue of his classic 1987 album, "Neptuno".
                                                                                                                                                                                Released on the now cult El Cometa de Madrid label - itself a sub label of Grabaciones Accidentales (Finas Africae/Suso Saiz/Javier Bergia) - the album is another is the canon of exploratory new age, world and ambient recordings that came out of Spain during the formative period as the country returned to democracy.
                                                                                                                                                                                Luis Paniagua, a musician, composer and producer, was born in Madrid, in 1957. His first associated release was in 1974 to record the pioneering album "Music of Ancient Greece" as a member of Atrium Musicae. As a member of Babia, alongside Luis Delgado (ERC045), he released the sought after folk and fusion album "Oriente - Occidente" in 1982, before dedicating exclusively to compose his own music with many instruments of the world.

                                                                                                                                                                                In late summer 1987, his friend and now creator behind the El Cometa de Madrid label, Delgado proposed to record an album of music in Paniagua's attic in Madrid. Bringing his eight-track they recorded the music found here in a mere few days. Predominantly written by Paniagua - the rhythmic Gacelle being co-written with Don Cherry and Cancion De Senegal - and produced with Delgado, the album is, in his own words, a journey to the balm of love, truth, beauty and purity.
                                                                                                                                                                                Exploring new age music, world music and spiritual music without being of a specific religion, Neptuno, flows as one. Centred on the beautiful multi-instrumental mastery by Paniagua, including percussion, chimes, guimbri, sitar and vocals, he is joined by friends and family on keys, flute and drums.
                                                                                                                                                                                Performing today, with 16 albums released and counting, Luis Paniagua's dedicates himself through music. To discover that has always been within.

                                                                                                                                                                                Arriving in 2000, with impeccable credentials (they'd released three beautiful EPs on Casino Records) Doves' debut album was astonishing in its completeness. Deep, doomy but always beautiful, there was a seamlessness to its 12 songs which created a good old-fashioned Proper Album vibe; a record that ebbed and flowed, and a record to lose yourself in. There's a filmic quality to a lot of the sound; a brooding, symphonic, melancholy air which soothes as it grooves. And groove it does: Doves have always had the bottom end well and truly sorted out, and no less than on this, their gorgeous, mellow, darkly comforting debut. What a mix! 


                                                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                Andy says: Doves’ debut was a stunning, cinematic, beautiful, doomy and heavily melancholic masterpiece. With their Factory Records affiliations, this band were just what Manchester ( and by definition therefore: Music in general) needed after the emptiness of ( latter day) Oasis and the banality of “ Britpop”.

                                                                                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                2xColoured LP Info: Double 180 gram grey coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                April 2002 saw Doves return, with the Roses inspired "There Goes The Fear" single crashing into the Top 3. It was a massive song, all groove, headrush melody and scope, but even that couldn't prepare us for the sheer brilliance of the album that followed. Every single song is fantastic and whilst still heavy on the sadness, this is a defiantly uplifting record. The appropriately titled "Pounding" is testament to that; it's one of many heart-tugging anthems. Elsewhere Doves cover folk, gospel and early-Floyd style psychedelia, effortlessly blending it into a singular listening experience. It was around this time that another musician (I forget who) described Doves as 'pure emotion on tape'. Whoever he was, he was right! 



                                                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                Andy says: Two years on from their debut and lead single “ There Goes The Fear” felt like a Roses style statement of massive intent. It was a monster! Toweringly majestic and superbly arranged, it was the perfect introduction to a record which was a clear step up in every way. Who knew sadness could be so thrilling?!

                                                                                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                2xColoured LP Info: Double 180 gram orange coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                This superb record was originally released in February 2005. Doves continued where they left off but this time they go even one better again: song for song this probably outslugs "The Last Broadcast"! You could actually describe this as a pop record, just for its massive melody quota, except pop music rarely displays such soul, depth or intelligence. There's Air-ish grooves, Cocteau's-shimmering echoes, a Strokes rip, a Northern Soul stomper, and one song "Snowden" has the sweetest Mercury Rev-style, swooning keyboard refrain. But then you probably know all this by now? This stunning album catapulted Doves right into the big league. Albums with not one duff track can do that for a band. To see a group who'd played live in our shop to a handful of people only six years earlier, go on and connect with so many, and in such a meaningful way, was heartwarming, to say the least. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                Andy says: By now Doves were an enormous band and their third album in 5 years felt like the summation of all that had gone before, then squared! Unfettered, defiant, confident and brimming with life, this was their most uplifting record propelled by gigantic melodies. A total triumph. Doves at their peak.

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                                                                                                                                                                                2xColoured LP Info: Double 180 gram white coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                Little-known trio The Bees' 1988 album 'She’s A Witch (Tikoloshi)' features six dancefloor-ready, distinctively South African tracks that show how bubblegum in the late 80s embraced house music. Produced by Steve Cooks, who would go on to work with heavyweights Senyaka, Spokes H and Umoja in the years that followed. Searing vocals and percussive synth basslines are best on ‘Hlabalaza’ (already a DJ favourite) and the title track, it lyrics telling the spooky tale of an evil woman who rules the night - ‘Tikoloshi’ being the mischievous creature of Zulu folklore (usually a man) who is still widely blamed for all manner of mysterious happenings in the middle of the night.

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                                                                                                                                                                                Patrick says: If you pay any attention to me and Kickin' Pidge's musical obsessions, you'll know that we spent SS'17 obsessing over an Afro edit record from Jeff Solo and Chaiba. The killer track, hammered at Wet Play, Gottwood, Talking Drums, Ohm in Berlin and every all-back-to was as it turns out, a very minimal rework of The Bees' "Hlabalaza", which is an utter banger in its original form. And it's in good company too, with the other five tracks on this ace LP bringing the hottest kwaito, Afro-house and bubblegum boogie you'll hear. YES!

                                                                                                                                                                                Released in September 2008, "Everything Is Borrowed" became the bands fourth consecutive Top 10 album. The Title was described by Mike Skinner as 'all about peaceful, positive vibes' and in the six years from when "Original Pirate Material" was released, The Streets and Skinner undoubtedly became the voice of a generation. Now reissued on heavyweight vinyl, it completes the series of essential Streets album reissues.

                                                                                                                                                                                The album formed a prominent part of the band's 2018 and 2019 Greatest Hits Tour. "The Escapist", the first single from the album, become an instant classic when it originally dropped as a free download to an unexpecting audience ahead of the album release. It was the first new music from the band for over two years and has stood the test of time and is one of the most eagerly anticipated tracks of the recent live shows. Likewise, the albums other two singles, "Everything Is Borrowed" and "Heaven For the Weather", have also become a bedrocks of the tour.


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                                                                                                                                                                                Matt says: Reissue of this crowd-pleasing Streets album. Anyone that's caught Mike on his recent tour should know most of this by now!

                                                                                                                                                                                A true Balearic / Cosmic classic LP - Columbian brothers Elkin & Nelson's 1974 debut double album 'Angeles Y Demonios' is the perfect blend of traditional latin music, psychedelia, fuzz, glam, ethnic rhythms, progressive rock leanings and everything else in-between! The album had been received quite well on its release, enabling the brothers to move to Spain and explore their ideas and melodies full-time, but it wasn't until the late 1980's Balearic explosion that the brothers unique musical vision struck a chord with those outside of Spain whose interests were rooted in the more esoteric corners of the record shop racks. Possibly the most well-known track from this LP was 'Jibaro (Enrolle)' that featured on the closing side of the set. This track was picked up and subsequently covered by Paul Oakenfold and the burgeoning wave of UK DJ's who had become enamoured with the white isle and her many sounds, thus birthing the term 'Balearic Beat'. 'Jibaro (Enrolle)' is perhaps one of the benchmarks of that particular microcosmic scene and sound but that doesn't mean the rest of this amazing LP should be ignored. A truly wondrous trip through the rock underground, not traditional by any means, if you dig the Balearic sound, psych-rock, funk and all of it's orbiting planets then this will certainly flip all the right switches for you. A very original set.

                                                                                                                                                                                *REPRESS OF THIS CLASSIC LINKWOOD ALBUM - NOW ON HIS OWN, NIGHT THEATRE IMPRINT!!*

                                                                                                                                                                                After gaining high praise for his previous productions on both Firecracker Recordings and Prime Numbers (tracks such as "Miles Away", "RIP", "Piece Of Mind" and "Lost Experiment"), Linkwood's Nick Moore now delivers his debut full length outing, "System". The album clearly shows the breadth of Linkwood's influences with a spectrum of styles confidently blended including 80s boogie, Detroit techno, house and deep soul. From start to finish the album is brimming with the drama of integral, subterranean dance music. The album has been well engineered and produced, giving a distinctly powerful and affecting finish to all the tracks. Collaborating with Linkwood are Fudge Fingas, who features on keys on several tracks and the singer, comedian, entertainer Reggie Watts, who provides the vocal for "Tears". A mightily impressive debut.

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                                                                                                                                                                                Matt says: Fuckin' devo'd when I missed this first time round (10 years ago! - ed). Now back with BEAUTIFULLY screen-printed sleeves, plus a gentle touch-up from the artist, "System" never sounded and looked so good! Another classic from the burgeoning, boutique UK house scene of the noughties, every home needs a copy of this masterpiece!

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                                                                                                                                                                                2xLtd LP Info: Fresh with a new two colour screen printed sleeve and a couple of track changes, the album (in his own words) 'is how it should have looked and sounded the first time around'; occupying an important transitional space between the highly collected early Firecracker 10"s and the crafted Linkwood sound of today.

                                                                                                                                                                                Originally released in 1982 on the short-lived Lyncell Records imprint, BBE Music is excited to present the brilliant and ultra-rare album ‘African Sunset’ by South African band Kabasa. Formed in Soweto by vocalist and bassist Tata “TNT” Sibeko, guitarist Robert “Doc” Mthalane (described as the Jimi Hendrix of South Africa) and percussionist OupaSegwai, Kabasa recorded a trio of powerful albums in early-80s Johannesburg. Having been part of the iconic Afro-rock band Harari, the first ever local black pop band to appear on South African TV, Mthalane and Segwai decamped to team up with Sibeko for Kabasa’s eponymous debut in 1980. ‘African Sunset’ is their third and final album and is produced by the band with songwriting duties shared between founding members Sibeko and Mthalane as well as newly-joined percussionist and flautist Mabote “Kelly” Petlane. Taking in psychedelic rock influences alongside shades of jazz, funk and more traditional sounds, ‘African Sunset’ is a timeless album, standing out to this day thanks to its heavy grooves, great songwriting and superior musicianship. With original pressings of ‘African Sunset’ now virtually impossible to find, BBE Music is delighted to present this carefully remastered version that includes original artwork. Available on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

                                                                                                                                                                                The first ever reissue for this ultra-rare 1982 album by South African band Kabasa. Kabasa was formed in Soweto by vocalist and bassist Tata “TNT” Sibeko, guitarist Robert “Doc” Mthalane (a former member of iconic Afro-rock band Harari, the first ever local black pop band to appear on South African TV). A unique and timeless album taking in psychedelic rock influences alongside shades of jazz, funk and more traditional sounds. Carefully remastered and pressed on heavyweight vinyl, complete with original artwork. Original copies of the LP are now almost impossible to find, fetching hundreds of pounds when they occasionally surface.


                                                                                                                                                                                Brief Encounter is the ultimate Disco/Soul anthem for 2019. 6 years talking to the Family, which led to Gary Bailey (Singer and co-writer) coming to Scotland to meet, the private press grail is finally here. Modern Soul, Disco, Sweet Soul there is a not a bad track on the whole record. Play this one loud as it’s bound to bring the house down with applause. 

                                                                                                                                                                                Mr Bongo do all the diggers a favour here and give us a welcome reissue of the Japanese jazz/breakbeat, folkloric mega-rarity as hallowed the likes of DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Egon and co. Rumour has it the last time someone saw an original copy in the wild City were in the second division and Lenny Henry was funny. "Bamboo" uniquely combines traditional Japanese instrumentation with Western jazz influences for a seriously esoteric sound.
                                                                                                                                                                                Minoru Muraoka plays ‘shakuhachi’ - a traditional bamboo Japanese flute - joined by his band members accompanying him on the ‘koto’ (strings) and ‘tsu-tsumi’ (drum) amongst others, to create their ‘Shakuhachi Jazz’ sound.
                                                                                                                                                                                Alongside covers of well known jazz and pop classics we also get two ace original songs and SO many killer breaks!

                                                                                                                                                                                The Raconteurs

                                                                                                                                                                                Consolers Of The Lonely - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                  Third Man is ecstatic to induct into the standard catalog Consolers of the Lonely, the critically-lauded, fan-adored, Grammy Award-winning sophomore LP from the beloved quartet known as the Raconteurs.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Before surprise releases were common, the Raconteurs ambushed the world with the sudden, unannounced release of Consolers of the Lonely on March 25th, 2008, a time when coordinating a worldwide physical and digital surprise release was even less easily accomplished than it is today.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Consolers finds the Raconteurs at their mightiest, exploring what it means to be a contemporary rock band in a classic sense, full-on bombastic horn arrangements and gut-wrenching murder ballads sit side-by-side while the swagger and confidence of riffs and licks for days firmly establish this album as one of the pre-eminent releases of the 2000s.

                                                                                                                                                                                  SWEET VINYL REISSUE OF THIS CLASSIC! IN TIME FOR THE NEW ALBUM RELEASE!!

                                                                                                                                                                                  Deep-frozen for many decades, something is on the verge of being released from obscurity. Dark Star is the project of Wolfgang Reffert (Ger). In the late '80s through the early '90s he released a couple of albums that invoke the darkness of infinite space. Clearly influenced by '60s and '70s sci-fi, the mechanical grooves and spiraling synths bring to mind the worlds of Alien, The Forbidden Planet and Solaris. Utilizing a less is more aesthetic, Dark Star breathtakingly soundtracked space travel to far away galaxies like no other. Rhythmic postpunk drums lay the foundation for slow, down-tuned spacerock that goes deep into industrial proto-techno-like territory, while always maintaining a sense of groove. Resurrected from the days of yesteryear, Dark Star once again re-imagines the eternal harshness and emptiness surrounding spaceship Earth. Cyborgs, extraterrestrials and genetically modified creatures rejoice on the dancefoor! This is a collection of Dark Star’s best material. Originally released on two cassettes and one CD. Mastered by Wouter Brandenburg. Photography by Rogier Houwen. Poetry by Alex Deforce.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Patrick says: So, to the disdain of the true heads, this is my first introduction to the world of Dark Star, and I’m hooked. From the drifting kosmische of the opener, through chugging machine funkers, proto techno stompers, slo-mo slammers and asteroid assaults, this is home listening for the apocalypse. Fuck what anyone else thinks, be your authentic self.

                                                                                                                                                                                  The Flying Lizards

                                                                                                                                                                                  The Secret Dub Life Of The Flying Lizards

                                                                                                                                                                                  Reissue. Unavailable for years Jah Lloyd meets David Cunningham - the legendary recordings from 1978 for the first time available on vinyl. David Cunningham says “The source tapes for this LP were recorded in Jamaica by Jah Lloyd as part of a series he made for Virgin Records' Front Line label. The original tapes were not released and were offered to me by Front Line's Jumbo Vanrennen with the suggestion that I should "remix" the music. I accepted the project, expecting lots of time in one of Virgin's studios to play with the music and the equipment, only to be presented with a mono master tape. So I began to invent (or perhaps re-invent) techniques of editing, looping, filtering and subtraction to deal with unremixable mono material (these were the days before samplers. The techniques used here expanded my vocabulary of musical electronic (as opposed to electronic music) treatments and appear in a very different form on records made at that time. Notably "Fourth Wall", my collaboration with Patti Palladin, and my production work on Michael Nyman's records.”

                                                                                                                                                                                  Lambchop

                                                                                                                                                                                  Nixon - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                    Much has been said and written about Nixon, the album that broke Nashville's finest little big band into the mainstream in the UK (we walked into the Met bar one night in 2000 and saw Noel Gallagerand Patsy Kensit and people like that, and guess what was playing on the bar's hifi? Is that considered mainstream?). It was album of the month left right and center and album of the year in Uncut, if we remember it correctly. Maybe not. Still, it's sophisticated mix of alt.country, white man's soul music, gospel choirs and thick use of strings and Kurt Wagner's last chance to lay down some falsetto vocals before age, smoking and whiskey caught up with him were a sensation. The Zero 7 remix of Up With People added longevity and weight to a campaign that stretched well into 2001. This re-issue comes with an additional full concert DVD from Lambchop's second London show at the legendary Royal Festival Hall with an added string section. Filmed by a TV company that consequently went bust, we were able to save this gem of a document from the vaults of the insolvency and present it here in its raw original form.

                                                                                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                    Coloured LP Info: Red vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                    General Strike

                                                                                                                                                                                    Danger In Paradise

                                                                                                                                                                                      Limited rerelease. Unavailable for years. VINYL ONLY.

                                                                                                                                                                                      The legendary album from 1984 available on vinyl. Fully remastered by David Cunningham. These recordings were originally released on cassette by Touch in 1984 with the exception of 'Parts Of My Body', released on a single by Canal Records in 1979. Performed by: Steve Beresford: bass, piano, farfisa organ, prophet 5, trumpet, flugelhorn, euphonium, percussion, glockenspiel, voice, toy piano, melodica, noises, rhythm tracks, drumkit; David Toop: guitar, prepared guitar, bass, percussion, flute, alto flute, glockenspiel, voice, tapes, noises, rhythm tracks; David Cunningham: tape treatments with guests: Lol Coxhill, Dawn Roberts and Maartje ten Hoorn. 

                                                                                                                                                                                      Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another of thei favourites from the KPM 1000 series.

                                                                                                                                                                                      They say: A comprehensive collection of descriptive contemporary scores.

                                                                                                                                                                                      We say: Just look at the track titles of The Road Forward and swoon: Strangelands, A Man Alone, Sheer Elegance, Mystique Voyage, Cruising. Don’t you just want to hear those? The maestro Alan Hawkshaw really spoils us on this, one of the most sought after KPM greensleeves.

                                                                                                                                                                                      This collection from 1977 is a brilliantly varied blend of silky smooth synths, funk-fuelled clavichord grooves and soft focus space beats. Essential.

                                                                                                                                                                                      As with all of their KPM re-issues, the audio for The Road Forward comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. They’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.
                                                                                                                                                                                      And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!


                                                                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                      LP Info: 180g vinyl, remastered from the original tapes.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Alan Parker / John Cameron

                                                                                                                                                                                      Afro Rock - 2019 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                      Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another of their favourites from the KPM 1000 series.

                                                                                                                                                                                      They say: Hard Afro Pop featuring large percussive rhythm section and front line.

                                                                                                                                                                                      We say: One of the best-loved of all the KPM LPs.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Afro Rock was recorded at Morgan Studios by John Cameron and Alan Parker in London in 1973 as a collection of stripped-down African rhythms, virtuoso jazz instrumentation, fuzzed up wah wah guitars and spaced out library breaks. The percussion is effortlessly funky, and those flutes so melodic, it’s as if the LP was crafted with the beat lovers of the future firmly in mind.

                                                                                                                                                                                      As Cameron himself described it in Unusual Sounds, this is “heavy duty drum-and-bass salsa music”.

                                                                                                                                                                                      As with all of their KPM re-issues, the audio for "Afro Rock" comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. They’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.

                                                                                                                                                                                      And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!


                                                                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                      Ltd LP Info: 180g vinyl, remastered from the original tapes.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another favourite from the KPM 1000 series. 

                                                                                                                                                                                      They Say: Underscore moods and links - contemporary beat music idiom.

                                                                                                                                                                                      We say: Includes some of the most sublime, sub-ten second tracks you’re ever likely to hear, alongside more traditionally-lengthed library funk heat. The dream team of Alan Hawkshaw and Keith Mansfield are here at the helm of one of the most legendary of the legendary KPM albums, originally released in 1969.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Beat Incidental is psychedelic pop-soul that hits hard thanks to fuzz guitars, growling flutes, deep hammond grooves and drum breaks galore: it’s basically “drama jazz”.

                                                                                                                                                                                      As with all of their KPM re-issues, the audio for "Beat Incidental" comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. They’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.


                                                                                                                                                                                      Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another of their favourites from the KPM 1000 series.

                                                                                                                                                                                      They say: A Dramatic Suite Of Themes, Montage, Sequences And Generics.

                                                                                                                                                                                      We say: An enormously influential and heavy KPM set of timeless, killer funk breaks from 1972 by the mighty John Cameron.

                                                                                                                                                                                      "Jazzrock" is an aggressive, percussion-heavy album with an energy that leaves jaws on the floor. Breaks and beats for days with electric piano, bass loops, and pounding percussion. Funky jazz with a deep, tough, soundtrack feel.
                                                                                                                                                                                      As with all of their KPM re-issues, the audio for "Jazzrock" comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. They’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.
                                                                                                                                                                                      And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!


                                                                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                      Ltd LP Info: 180g vinyl, remastered from the original tapes.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Causa Sui

                                                                                                                                                                                      Summer Sessions Volume 1

                                                                                                                                                                                        Causa Sui's three volumes of Summer Sessions are back in print! This time on the band's own label, on individual LP's for the first time since they were first released in 2008 and 2009. Re-packaged in El Paraiso’s signature style. Originally the Summer Sessions were intended as a side project for the band – a chance to explore their love for other genres such as American free jazz, krautrock, 1970s soundtracks, as well as the psychedelia and detuned stoner-rock that characterized Causa Sui's first two albums.

                                                                                                                                                                                        But these three albums came to define the band, and have become become modern classics of psychedelia and progressive rock since their were initially released ten years ago. In a scene often characterized by loyalty to a specific period, there’s something refreshing about Causa Sui’s eclectic approach. With several guest appearances by Coltrane-devotee Johan Riedenlow on sax and electronics wiz Rasmus Rasmussen, Causa Sui venture far beyond stoner-rock platitudes. Take the grandiose opening statement for example – the 24 minute ”Visions of Summer” taking up the entire A-side: here new and old sounds dissolve in a mindbending excursion that recalls Future Days-era Can, breezy tropicalia or Herbie Hancocks Mwandishi group, as much as it sparks associations to Kyuss or Hendrix.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Other tracks, such as the frenetic Rip Tide (vol. 2), heads into straight up free jazz territory with Riedenlow going absolutely bonkers on the sax. But this set also allows plenty of room for savory, atmospheric pieces such as the sun-drenched ”Venice by the Sea” (vol. 3) or the Morricone-esque ”Cinecitta” (vol. 2). Praise for Summer Sessions: Causa Sui, psychedelic/desert-space rock band from Denmark, effortlessly takes the prime trimmings of almost every element rock has to offer and propagates a sensation of their own...It’s almost impossible to not appreciate the groovy jazz-rock bass lines of Jess Kahr, the endless expressive jazz styles of drummer Jakob Skøtt, and most importantly the extravagant lead guitar and keyboard work of Jonas Munk...These enduring works of art must be beheld by the likes of rock enthusiasts and/or anyone wishing to seek what psychedelic-rock has to offer.

                                                                                                                                                                                        For a modern psychedelic/jazz-fusion/jam rock album, Summer Sessions is as essential as it gets. Sputnik Music. Formed in the late summer of 2004, this Danish four-piece unashamedly reference such esteemed cosmic talents as Blue Cheer, Amon Düül II and Ash Ra Tempel. Yes, it's another improv quest for the heart of sonic enlightenment, but they do it with a conviction, dexterity and drive that few modern bands possess. -Mojo.This is space music, that flows as a lysergic trip with poetic flights that remind us of the cosmic couriers, and also derives from the most free-jazz contaminated by rock music.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Causa Sui

                                                                                                                                                                                        Summer Sessions Volume 2

                                                                                                                                                                                          Causa Sui's three volumes of Summer Sessions are back in print! This time on the band's own label, on individual LP's for the first time since they were first released in 2008 and 2009. Re-packaged in El Paraiso’s signature style. Originally the Summer Sessions were intended as a side project for the band – a chance to explore their love for other genres such as American free jazz, krautrock, 1970s soundtracks, as well as the psychedelia and detuned stoner-rock that characterized Causa Sui's first two albums.

                                                                                                                                                                                          But these three albums came to define the band, and have become become modern classics of psychedelia and progressive rock since their were initially released ten years ago. In a scene often characterized by loyalty to a specific period, there’s something refreshing about Causa Sui’s eclectic approach. With several guest appearances by Coltrane-devotee Johan Riedenlow on sax and electronics wiz Rasmus Rasmussen, Causa Sui venture far beyond stoner-rock platitudes. Take the grandiose opening statement for example – the 24 minute ”Visions of Summer” taking up the entire A-side: here new and old sounds dissolve in a mindbending excursion that recalls Future Days-era Can, breezy tropicalia or Herbie Hancocks Mwandishi group, as much as it sparks associations to Kyuss or Hendrix.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Other tracks, such as the frenetic Rip Tide (vol. 2), heads into straight up free jazz territory with Riedenlow going absolutely bonkers on the sax. But this set also allows plenty of room for savory, atmospheric pieces such as the sun-drenched ”Venice by the Sea” (vol. 3) or the Morricone-esque ”Cinecitta” (vol. 2). Praise for Summer Sessions: Causa Sui, psychedelic/desert-space rock band from Denmark, effortlessly takes the prime trimmings of almost every element rock has to offer and propagates a sensation of their own...It’s almost impossible to not appreciate the groovy jazz-rock bass lines of Jess Kahr, the endless expressive jazz styles of drummer Jakob Skøtt, and most importantly the extravagant lead guitar and keyboard work of Jonas Munk...These enduring works of art must be beheld by the likes of rock enthusiasts and/or anyone wishing to seek what psychedelic-rock has to offer.

                                                                                                                                                                                          For a modern psychedelic/jazz-fusion/jam rock album, Summer Sessions is as essential as it gets. Sputnik Music. Formed in the late summer of 2004, this Danish four-piece unashamedly reference such esteemed cosmic talents as Blue Cheer, Amon Düül II and Ash Ra Tempel. Yes, it's another improv quest for the heart of sonic enlightenment, but they do it with a conviction, dexterity and drive that few modern bands possess. -Mojo.This is space music, that flows as a lysergic trip with poetic flights that remind us of the cosmic couriers, and also derives from the most free-jazz contaminated by rock music.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Causa Sui

                                                                                                                                                                                          Summer Sessions Volume 3

                                                                                                                                                                                            Causa Sui's three volumes of Summer Sessions are back in print! This time on the band's own label, on individual LP's for the first time since they were first released in 2008 and 2009. Re-packaged in El Paraiso’s signature style. Originally the Summer Sessions were intended as a side project for the band – a chance to explore their love for other genres such as American free jazz, krautrock, 1970s soundtracks, as well as the psychedelia and detuned stoner-rock that characterized Causa Sui's first two albums.

                                                                                                                                                                                            But these three albums came to define the band, and have become become modern classics of psychedelia and progressive rock since their were initially released ten years ago. In a scene often characterized by loyalty to a specific period, there’s something refreshing about Causa Sui’s eclectic approach. With several guest appearances by Coltrane-devotee Johan Riedenlow on sax and electronics wiz Rasmus Rasmussen, Causa Sui venture far beyond stoner-rock platitudes. Take the grandiose opening statement for example – the 24 minute ”Visions of Summer” taking up the entire A-side: here new and old sounds dissolve in a mindbending excursion that recalls Future Days-era Can, breezy tropicalia or Herbie Hancocks Mwandishi group, as much as it sparks associations to Kyuss or Hendrix.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Other tracks, such as the frenetic Rip Tide (vol. 2), heads into straight up free jazz territory with Riedenlow going absolutely bonkers on the sax. But this set also allows plenty of room for savory, atmospheric pieces such as the sun-drenched ”Venice by the Sea” (vol. 3) or the Morricone-esque ”Cinecitta” (vol. 2). Praise for Summer Sessions: Causa Sui, psychedelic/desert-space rock band from Denmark, effortlessly takes the prime trimmings of almost every element rock has to offer and propagates a sensation of their own...It’s almost impossible to not appreciate the groovy jazz-rock bass lines of Jess Kahr, the endless expressive jazz styles of drummer Jakob Skøtt, and most importantly the extravagant lead guitar and keyboard work of Jonas Munk...These enduring works of art must be beheld by the likes of rock enthusiasts and/or anyone wishing to seek what psychedelic-rock has to offer.

                                                                                                                                                                                            For a modern psychedelic/jazz-fusion/jam rock album, Summer Sessions is as essential as it gets. Sputnik Music. Formed in the late summer of 2004, this Danish four-piece unashamedly reference such esteemed cosmic talents as Blue Cheer, Amon Düül II and Ash Ra Tempel. Yes, it's another improv quest for the heart of sonic enlightenment, but they do it with a conviction, dexterity and drive that few modern bands possess. -Mojo.This is space music, that flows as a lysergic trip with poetic flights that remind us of the cosmic couriers, and also derives from the most free-jazz contaminated by rock music.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Isle Of Jura dig deep for their latest release, rewinding the clock forty years for a reissue of Harry Mosco's 1979 album, "Peace & Harmony", an undiscovered gem which touches upon disco, funk, boogie, soul and dub. Working closely with Harry's son since the musician's passing in 2012, the label have made every effort to give this release the respect it deserves.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Harry Mosco is best known as the founder of legendary 1970s Nigerian Afro-Funk band The Funkees. Originating as an Army band after the Nigerian Civil War they lead the wave of upbeat music produced by young artists in Nigeria in response to the darkness of the recently concluded civil conflict. Following a notable hit single ‘Akula Owu Onyeara’ the band split in 1977 and Harry pursued a solo career.
                                                                                                                                                                                            ‘Peace & Harmony’ was Harry’s third LP continuing the rich vein of form found in previous albums ‘Country Boy’ and ‘Funkees’ (For You Specially). He was a visionary who wrote, arranged and produced each song on the LP assisted by Mark Lusari on engineering duties (P.I.L, Jah Wobble & Prince I), whose Reggae and Dub influence can be felt on title track ‘Peace & Harmony’ and ‘Peaceful Dub’. The LP contains two certified floorfillers of Studio 54 era Disco Funk in the shape of ‘Sexy Dancer’ & ‘Step On’ and two slow jams, the soulful ballad ‘She’s Gone’ and horn lead album closer ‘Do It Together’. Mr Funkees was printed on the cover to help record buyers make the connection between Mosco and his former band

                                                                                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                            Patrick says: The insanity of reissue-mania shows no signs of slowing here as Isle Of Jura hit us with an essential reissue of Harry Mosco’s ultra rare third LP “Peace & Harmony”. Shifting between Afro disco, soul, funk and reggae, the LP delivers an endless string of heavy grooves for the DJ and collector.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Booth And The Bad Angel

                                                                                                                                                                                            Booth And The Bad Angel

                                                                                                                                                                                              Booth and the Bad Angel, released in 1996 was the result of a collaboration between Tim Booth (Lead Singer, James) and American film composer, Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks).

                                                                                                                                                                                              BOOTH AND THE BAD ANGEL is available for the First Time on Vinyl! Pressed on 1x180G Heavyweight Red Translucent 1LP Includes the lead hit single ‘I Believe’. The album also features Bernard Butler of Suede on Guitar, Bass and Piano duties.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Margino (real name Kim Kallie) is a South African artist. She sang with the reggae group Kariba and jazz rock outfit Turbo in the early 80's, and later did backing vocals for Future and others. She first shot to fame as a solo star with a version of ''Holiday'', which was released at the same time as Madonna's version. Recorded at RPM Recording Studios (Johannesburg, South Africa) in 1985, "Happy People" is a flawless album with dancefloor hits such as ''Happy People'', ''I'm Getting Out'' and ''One Hot Night'' and downtempo tunes such as ''You Turn Me On'', ''You Need A Woman'' and ''You''. For this reissue, Jamwax remaster the sound from the original tape and remake the artwork with its Andy Warhol ''Marilyn Monroe'' pop art style - pleasure for the eyes as well as the ears.

                                                                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                              Patrick says: Unsurprisingly for a woman who shot to fame with a cover of "Holiday" (and whose recording name is fairly close to Madge!), this South African LP does boogie with the same pop shimmer as Madonna's Jellybean era, but also diverges into some neat AOR disco territories. Accidentally Balearic perhaps?

                                                                                                                                                                                              Still Corners

                                                                                                                                                                                              Strange Pleasures - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                The second album from Still Corners, Strange Pleasures expanded and re-defined the band's sound with twelve stunning classic dream-pop songs including hit "The Trip" - a six minute odyssey about travel and the open road. Complete with Tessa Murray's lush vocals and Greg Hughes' simmering clean-toned guitar, MOJO magazine called Strange Pleasures a "lush intoxicating album" and Paste magazine a "an album of great beauty". 

                                                                                                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                                Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive gold vinyl, limited to 1000 copies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Backstreet Brit Funk Vol.1 is being reissued for the first time since its original release in 2010 plus this will be the first ever release on vinyl for this highly regarded collection of rare and very sought-after underground British disco, boogie and soul tracks avoiding the obvious hits that have been on a million CDs already. Many of these tracks never went beyond a very small local release but have since become very collectable - buying this lot would set you back somewhere in the four figures.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Both Vol.1 (2010) and Vol.2 (2018) of the Brit Funk albums tell the story of the underground scene from the late 70’s through to the mid-80’s in the UK when punk and disco were giving way to a new blend of jazz, soul and funk, heavily influenced by the American big hitters of the day but re-worked by the UK pioneers for the British dance floors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Both volumes contain a unique selection of high quality music, which will have a shelf life lasting well beyond the currents trends and fads. All tracks have been re-mastered to a very high standard and now sound better than ever before. Joey Negro re-edited some of the tracks for the original album, updating them with a fresh new approach.


                                                                                                                                                                                                Herbie’s classic debut album was originally recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on 28th May 1962.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Featuring a truly impressive quintet of Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Dexter Gordon (tenor), Butch Warren (bass) and Billy Higgins (drums), "Takin' Off" is rooted firmly in hard bop but also showcasing the exquisite ballad ‘Alone And I’.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Features the all-time classic Herbie standard ‘Watermelon Man’, a top 100 pop hit for Herbie and #10 hit for Mongo Santamaria. The famous cover art was designed and photographed by Reid Miles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Robert Glasper

                                                                                                                                                                                                Canvas

                                                                                                                                                                                                The pianist’s acclaimed, ambitious Blue Note debut, originally recorded at Brooklyn’s Systems Two studios during May 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Featuring Vicente Archer (bass) and Damon Reid (drums), plus special guest appearances from Mark Turner (tenor sax) on two tracks and Bilal (vocals) on ‘Chant’, “Canvas” features nine original Glasper compositions plus a famous cover version of Herbie Hancock’s ‘Riot’ (which originally appeared on Miles Davis’s Nefertiti album). Rooted in acoustic jazz but with fascinating glimpses of Glasper’s Blue Note future with its jittery, hip-hop-influenced grooves and rolling chord sequences, this remarkable debut put Glasper right in the spotlight.


                                                                                                                                                                                                James Brown

                                                                                                                                                                                                Slaughters Big Rip-Off (Original Soundtrack)

                                                                                                                                                                                                James Brown’s original soundtrack album for the 1973 blaxploitation film classic Slaughter’s "Big Rip-Off" gets the 180-gram reissue treatment here, with faithfully replicated artwork including Slaughter’s Big Rip-Off’s gatefold.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Released in August 1973, "Slaughter’s Big Rip-Off" is the sequel to 1972’s "Slaughter". Set in Los Angeles, the Gordon Douglas-directed mob drama stars Jim Brown, Ed McMahon, Don Stroud, Brock Peters, Gloria Hendry, and Dick Anthony. James Brown’s original soundtrack includes score pieces, plus “Brother Rapp,” Brown’s previously released single which peaked at No.2 onBillboard’s R&B chart and at No. 32 on the Pop chart, as well as “Sexy, Sexy, Sexy,” Brown’s sped-up rework of his 1966 hit, “Money Won’t Change You,” with different lyrics. That track was released as a single from the Slaughter’s Big Rip-Off soundtrack, peaking at No. 6 on Billboard’s R&B chart and at No. 50 on the Pop chart. The soundtrack’s “Happy For The Poor” is a Latin-styled version of the 1971 J.B.’s single, “Gimme Some More.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                James Brown

                                                                                                                                                                                                Say It Live And Loud (Expanded Edition)

                                                                                                                                                                                                On August 26, 1968, two weeks after releasing his civil rights anthem, “Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud,” James Brown recorded his concert at Dallas, Texas’ Memorial Auditorium. First released on CD in 1998, Brown’s Say It Live and Loud: Live in Dallas 08.26.68 album makes its vinyl debut in an expanded 2LP 50thAnniversary Edition.

                                                                                                                                                                                                "Say It Live and Loud..." captures James Brown and his band laying it down onstage in the heat of a tumultuous summer, just months after the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and on the same night the turbulent Democratic National Convention opened in Chicago. The album features the first-ever live recordings of “Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud,” which Brown performed twice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                The new 2LP vinyl edition add two previously unreleased recordings, “That’s Life” and “The Popcorn,” as well as an updated essay by James Brown’s former tour manager, Alan Leeds. An essay by Public Enemy’s Chuck D, written for the album’s 1998 CD package, is also included. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                We Release Jazz presents its fifth release, the first ever live performance and recording by Marc Moulin’s sought-after jazz-funk band Placebo, captured at Casino Kursaal during the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1971 and never released before. Placebo’s "Live 1971" is available in a limited edition 180g vinyl mastered at half speed, housed in a 350gsm sleeve with UV coating and an obi strip.

                                                                                                                                                                                                June 17th, 1971, the Montreux Riviera, its delightful microclimate and postcard scenery, its fabled music history and the luscious wines of the region. A dream setting for Marc Moulin to lead his ensemble on a 26 minutes+ jazz adventure - Nick Kletchkovsky on bass, Freddy Rottier on drums, Johnny Dover on bass clarinet, Alex Scorier on soprano saxophone, and Richard Rousselet on flugelhorn. The magic of that night is dripping through Placebo’s sumptuous "Showbiz Suite", a soulful piece in two parts in which every instrument gets enough room to shine, smoothly navigating between cozy cognac-by-the-fireplace funk and heartfelt grittiness, served with a pinch of Soft Machine vibes. It’s the night Placebo was born, when foundations were laid for three classic albums: Ball of Eyes (on which you can hear a shorter studio version of "Showbiz Suite"), 1973, and their final self-titled album.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Born in 1942 in Ixelles, the multifaceted Marc Moulin had one of the most fascinating careers in the history of Belgian music, from his jazz roots and Placebo to founding electronic disco pop band Telex ("Moskow Diskow", "Rock Around The Clock"…), producing a vast array of French and Belgian hits (notably for Philip Catherine and Lio), pioneering downtempo and electro jazz with three albums on Blue Note, and exploring other avenues of expression such a radio hosting and comedy. He sadly left us in 2008. His incredible legacy shall live on.


                                                                                                                                                                                                Originally recorded in 1981, this album is best known for its tropical boogie bomb "Let's Talk About It". Having drawn attention from diggers for quite some time, it's finally available again on vinyl. Besides this killer boogie tune a selection of five other tracks from the album that have remained unknown to most people complete this French boogie / reggae / zouk re-issue.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Limited copies!




                                                                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                Matt says: Listen, I'm not gonna beat around the bush here. There's a reason it's the title track, and the number you're gonna go to time and time again. "Love Forever" might be one fer't smoochers, but "Let's Talk About It" keeps the dancers happy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                Stereolab

                                                                                                                                                                                                Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements (Expanded Edition)

                                                                                                                                                                                                Stereolab's 7 album reissue campaign kicks off with 1993's 'Transient Random Noise-Bursts With Announcements' and 1994's 'Mars Audiac Quintet', reissued via Warp Records and Duophonic UHF Disks, as expanded and re-mastered editions on vinyl and compact disc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Each album has been re-mastered from the original 1/2" tapes by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering and overseen by Tim Gane. Bonus material includes alternate takes, 4 track demos and unreleased mixes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Martin says: While this is possibly Stereolab's breakthrough release, it is also one of the most sonically diverse and challenging, switching between extended krautrock jams, edgy and distorted instrumentals, hard driving noise and dreamy pop. Features the utterly enchanting "Pack Yr Romantic Mind" and "Jenny Ondioline".

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                                                                                                                                                                                                3xLP Info: Black triple vinyl edition.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Vinyl comes in bespoke gatefold sleeve with download card, housed inside a heavyweight clear PVC wallet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Stereolab's 7 album reissue campaign kicks off with 1993's 'Transient Random Noise-Bursts With Announcements' and 1994's 'Mars Audiac Quintet', reissued via Warp Records and Duophonic UHF Disks, as expanded and re-mastered editions on vinyl and compact disc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Each album has been re-mastered from the original 1/2" tapes by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering and overseen by Tim Gane. Bonus material includes alternate takes, 4 track demos and unreleased mixes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Martin says: The more accessible end of their output perfected their assault on space age pop, blending complex and layered lounge experimentation with their trademark kraut influences to gorgeous effect.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Ten years into his role as poster boy for pop soul and peak-hour R&B, Syl Johnson did an unlikely about-face and cut his most inspiring and powerful album. The title track, coupled with the politically charged “I’m Talking About Freedom” and ghetto conscious “Concrete Reservation” sealed the album’s political bonafides. “Right On,” “Together Forever,” “Come Together,” and “Black Balloons” are positively uplifting, forming their own pot of gold at the end of a grayscale rainbow. Fifty years later, Is It Because I’m Black is still as relevant as the day of its release. No liner notes. No extra tracks. Just the greatest Black concept album of all time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                “After Martin Luther King got killed, I wanted to write a song.” — Syl Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                                                Sonic Youth

                                                                                                                                                                                                The Eternal

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Long out of stock, now re-pressed and re-issued.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Produced by John Agnello and the band, ‘The Eternal’ not only marks Sonic Youth’s return to the independent label sphere (titles on their own SYR label excepted) after a long association with Geffen but, more importantly, it ranks as one of their more inspired efforts in a 28 year career.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Recorded through November and December of 2008 at the band’s Echo Canyon West studio in Hoboken, NJ, ‘The Eternal’ features many firsts for a Sonic Youth album, including a number of shared vocals between Kim, Thurston and Lee and the studio debut of former Pavement / Dustdevils bassist Mark Ibold, a member of Sonic Youth’s touring band for the past few years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chris Carter

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Archival Recordings: 1973 - 1977

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ‘Archival Recordings: 1973 - 1977’: Originally only available in the now sold out ‘Miscellany’ vinyl box set released in 2018. 13 tracks that Chris found in his archive from years before he formed Throbbing Gristle with Cosey, Sleazy and Genesis. They show a young mind curious about electronic sound and melody, yet sound like a fully formed album that should never have been left in the archive for 40+ years. A perfect companion piece to his latest album ‘Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One’.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Coloured LP Info: Limited edition coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chris Carter

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mondo Beat

                                                                                                                                                                                                      ‘Mondo Beat’: Chris Carter’s second solo album, originally released in 1985. Includes the haunting classic track ‘Moonlight’.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Coloured LP Info: Limited edition coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chris Carter

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Disobedient

                                                                                                                                                                                                        ‘Disobedient’: Chris Carter’s live documentation of his performance at the legendary Disobey Club in London, Manchester and Vienna from October 1995. Double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with bonus track ‘Disobedient Redux’ recorded in 2018.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        2xColoured LP Info: Limited edition coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2xColoured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chris Carter

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Small Moon

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ‘Small Moon’: Originally released in 1999. A pulsing classic that takes you down to the nightclub and floats you home. Double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with bonus track ‘Small Moon Redux’ from 2018.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          2xColoured LP Info: Limited edition coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2xColoured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Crass

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Feeding Of The Five Thousand

                                                                                                                                                                                                            One Little Indian are proud to announce that they will be distributing entire Crass Catalogue on behalf of Crass Records.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Album has been remastered by Alex Gordon at Abbey Road Studios, as close as possible to the sound of the original release. “As it was in the beginning”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Feeding of the 5000 is the first album by the anarcho-punk band Crass. The album was recorded on 29 October 1978, by John Loder at Southern Studios and was released the same year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Crass

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Best Before 1984

                                                                                                                                                                                                              One Little Indian are proud to announce that they will be distributing entire Crass Catalogue on behalf of Crass Records.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Album remastered by Alex Gordon at Abbey Road Studios, as close as possible to the sound of the original release. “As it was in the beginning”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Best Before 1984 is a compilation of Crass' singles and other tracks, released in 1986, including lyrics and a booklet ("...In Which Crass Voluntarily 'Blow Their Own'") which details the history of the band in their own words.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ian Brown

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Unfinished Monkey Business

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ian Brown was left high and dry when the Roses split in April '96 and rumours spread that he'd left the music industry for good. Truth is: he almost had! Ian had considered gardening or even selling Roses bootlegs, he felt so disenchanted with  what he'd described as the filthiest business in the world. Apparently it was the will of the people, fans he'd bump into on the street, that constantly encouraged him to get back to it. So it was that 18 months later, around Christmas of 97, his first single as a solo artist was riding our airwaves. It did not disappoint!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                The new tunes were superb, but the sound was a refreshing if not puzzling surprise:warm, fuzzy, ocassionally distorted, analogue even lo-fi sounds; clanking drum machines and bashed on acoustic guitars. This was the kind of groovy curio you'd be more likely to find on (Beastie Boys' cool as fuck) Grand Royale than on Ian's new major label. Apparently they begged him for a "name" producer or remixer, but ever his own man, Ian refused.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mani from The Roses played over a classic Reni shuffle on Can't See Me, which along with My Star (the previously mentioned debut single) and the glorious  Corpses In Their Mouths , smashed into the Uk Top 20, in the days when these things mattered! Elsewhere, the wah-wah laden What Happened To Ya (pure Roses, apparently about the Roses) and epic Ice Cold Cube (one of his greatest ever songs: heavy, dark and mega-melodic) nicely completed the Massive Tune Quota whilst the bluesy and bonkers Lions and squelchy and sleezy Deep Pile Dreams offered texture and variety to an already varied palette. Sunshine sounds like Syd, smashing a song out on an acoustic guitar, one to one in a bedroom. The title track recalls Lee Perry in its cute'n' wonky catchiness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                All in all: a triumph, then. Not shouting from the rooftops, like in his "first band on the moon" pomp, but a small and very satisfying step in what would turn out to be a very succeesful and much loved solo career.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Andy says: Hilariously (and aptly) christened King Monkey by the drummer of Dodgy, of all people, this was the first installment of Ian Brown solo music. Independent and original, it's still one of his best records, after all these years.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ltd LP Info: 180 gram audiophile edition.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Printed inner sleeve.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Quiet Village

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Silent Movie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  After three sought-after singles for the Whatever We Want label - plus remixes for the likes of Gorillaz, Fran Ois K, Mudd, Toby Tobias, James Yorkston, Grandada Bob, Black Devil and Cosmo Vitelli - Quiet Village step out of the shadows to present their much-anticipated debut album, 'Silent Movie'. Comprised of master crate-digger Joel Martin and rising dance-music star Matt Edwards (a man of many monikers including Radio Slave & Rekid), and borrowing their name from Martin Denny's exotica masterpiece, Quiet Village make the old sound new (and vice versa). Influenced by Italian film soundtracks, library music, disco edits, acid rock and vintage soul, they mix the unlikeliest elements - bluesy guitar, chamber strings, air-raid sirens, shuffling breakbeats, even flutes and seagull cries - into an hour-long, beautiful reverie. Often cinematic in feel - their sound is unique and will wash over you in a refreshing embrace. This reissue is pressed on orange vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sil says: Joel Martin and Radio Slave produced this beautiful piece of music which is actually a collage of great samples. I say what is wrong with that when the result is as amazing as this. You do not have it? Get it now. Freshly repressed just for you!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  '‘Motherlode’ is a classic James Brown compilation album, primarily focusing on his funk recordings of the late 1960s and early 1970s, & including live performances and remixes as well as studio recordings. This is the first vinyl edition of the 2003 expanded version of ‘Motherlode’, a 2-LP on 180g in a gatefold jacket, featuring a number of tracks never before available on LP. Highlights include a live “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud”, “I Got Ants in My Pants (and I Want to Dance)”, the chart hit “She’s the One”, and more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Black Caesar is James Brown’s original soundtrack album for the 1973 blaxploitation film classic by the same name - reissued on 180-gram vinyl LPs by Polydor/UMC, with faithfully replicated artwork. Released in February 1973, Black Caesar is a gangster drama set in Harlem, written and directed by Larry Cohen and starring Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, D’Urville Martin, and Julius Harris. Pieces of Brown’s soundtrack, which also features the J.B.’s and Lyn Collins, have since been notably sampled in tracks by top rap artists, including “The Boss,” sampled by Ice-T in “You Played Yourself,” by Trick Daddy in “Take It To Da House,” and by Nas in “Get Down,” among others. Black Caesar’s soundtrack also features the Bodie Chandler and Barry De Vorzon-written single arranged by J.B.’s band director Fred Wesley, “Down And Out In New York City,” which peaked at No. 13 on Billboard’s R&B chart and at No. 50 on the Pop chart. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dinosaur L is an alias donned by Arthur Russell, a man whose contribution to dance music from the late seventies and through the eighties was formidable but only quietly acknowledged. His innovative and left field dance records were way ahead of what people were used to hearing at the time. He was a cellist who studied classical and Indian music. As well as his great strides in dance music he was also involved in the New York downtown avant-garde music scene and produced some albums in a more avant-garde / experimental vein as well as trying his own unique approach to pop. He scored several hits on the underground New York dance scene at clubs like The Paradise Garage (Larry Levan was a huge supporter). His biggest tunes, “Go Bang!” and “Is It All Over My Face?” were worldwide club hits and are still played today as classics. His records have influenced the scene from his first dance record in 1979 to the present day and his work has been much sampled. Sadly Arthur died in 1992, but his music lives on and his influence is still felt on the dance music scene, his tunes still sound great and are still moving many dancers around the world, so his spirit lives on. Sleeping Bag Records and Traffic Entertainment Group is proud to present Dinosaur L’s “24-24 Music“ on double LP.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1st Album (50th Anniversary)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2019 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Replica of the UK gatefold artwork, featuring the first classic Yes album logo, on 180gram colour vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sol Seppy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Bells Of 1 2 (RSD19 EDITION)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sol Seppy and “The Bells Of 1 2” is the debut outing from the heart and mind of Sophie Michalitsianos. Originally released on CD only in 2006 this is the LP-vinyl edition exclusively for RSD 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Popol Vuh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Essential Collection Vol. 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Popol Vuh are considered one of the most influential German “70s progressive rock” avant-garde acts of the Seventies and are also known as a a pioneering Band in Ambient and Progressive Rock Music. Their records "Affenstunde" (1971) and "In the Garden of Pharao" (1972), played with with the Moog Synthesizer, are claimed to be fundamentally influencing works in Electronica. In 1975, Fricke and Popol Vuh began a lengthy creative partnership with the most acclaimed German filmmaker Werner Herzog, which yielded to epic soundtracks for feature films including “Aguirre- Wrath of God”, “Fitzcarraldo”, “Nosferatu”, “Heart of Glass”, and “Cobra Verde”. As a consequence, Popol Vuhs Music got three times nominated for the Oscars. The name and the book POPOL VUH comes from the mythology of the Inca cultures and is the memory of the history of becoming humanity. Florian Fricke himself was reluctant to put his music in order. "Music is for me a form of law". He died on December 29, 2001 in Munich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 LP vinyl box set "The Essential Album Collection Vol. 1" contains the classic albums of the pioneers of electronic music / All albums remastered by the former Popol Vuh member Guido Hieronymus / Audiophile 180g vinyl pressing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Original tracklists plus four bonus tracks / High-quality slipcase with spot varnish / Original artworks (gatefold). "Nosferatu" poster and two band posters / 6-page insert with detailed liner notes, photos and discography.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FREE SHIPPING This item has FREE UK shipping!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Boards Of Canada

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Scores

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Skam Records drop a welcome re-release of Boards of Canada killer 'Hi Scores'. This follows the reissue of their other seminal records by Warp in 2013.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The new edition has been re-recorded and re-mastered from the original DAT tapes and has been re-cut onto heavyweight collector’s edition vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The CD is placed in a digi-pak sleeve with some extra art and the vinyl includes a double-sided 12” poster.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The original image on the back of the sleeve is in colour. There is a spot varnish finish on the images and text alongside the usual Skam Braille sticker to give the whole package new depth and a refreshing look and feel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Originally released in 1996, this six track EP signalled the arrival of a major force on the electronica scene. Everything you love about the BOC sound is here; crunching breaks, busy electronic infills, crystalline tones, synth lines reminiscent of the theme tunes and incidental music from 1970s Programmes for Schools and Colleges. Included are the wonderful title track 'Hi Scores', haunting 'Turquoise Hexagon Sun', electro-funker 'Nlogax', dancefloor slammer 'June 9th', sleazy, queasy 'Seeya Later' and melancholic hip hop cut 'Everything You Do Is A Balloon'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        'Hi Scores' hasn't been available since 2005, so take advantage of this limited remastered repress and grab yourself a copy of BOC history!


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        12" Info: Repress!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Rolling Stones

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol.2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reissue of the long out of print UK edition of the Rolling Stones’ second ‘best of’ LP, reissued for RSD exclusive and the 50th anniversary. Originally released in 1969, it included four top-10 singles and two number ones! Includes original 12-track album on heavyweight orange-coloured vinyl. Features unique octagonal artwork in a stunning gatefold sleeve!_Stereo edition cut by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios, London. Includes Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Street Fighting Man, Honky Tonk Women, She’s A Rainbow (recently used in the Dior TV advert) & many other classic hits.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Comet Is Coming

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Channel The Spirits


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “Great fire will fall from the sky, the cause will appear both stupefying and marvellous. Very soon after, the earth will tremble. ” The arrival of The Comet as prophesised by Nostradamus. And the earth did tremble.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Our saviours Danalogue The Conqueror , Betamax Killer (both Soccer96 ) and King Shabaka (Sons Of Kemet, The Ancestors ) bestowed upon us their debut album Channel The Spirits on April 1st 2016 CE. From simpler times, this was a prophetic document. A celeb ration. The beginning of the end.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For those recent converts, here is Channel The Spirits (Special Edition) . Here is the universe in a microcosm; the life-force distilled down to its raw essence : sex and dancing. Here is a package that includes the debut Prophecy EP from 2015CE. Here are three previously unheard tracks: the fabled Ancient Tapes.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Haroumi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa & Masataka Matsutoya

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Aegean Sea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1979’s The Aegean Sea is somewhat of a companion piece to the previous year’s Pacific. A beautiful piece of Japanese smooth fusion-jazz with elements of traditional Greek music and Balearic grooves, it’s one of the cleanest and most focused works in the Hosono archive. Long sought after by collectors this record is nearly impossible to find in original pressings outside of Japan and this is a welcome reissue of one of the greatest titles in Hosono’s seemingly infinite catalog. Essential Japanese jazz fusion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ultra-rare jazz-funk/fusion album by Japanese drummer, Akira Ishikawa, featuring percussion-heavy versions of ‘Let’s Start’, ‘Bongo Rock’ and ‘Pick Up The Pieces’. ‘Back To Rhythm’ was the final recording in Ishikawa’s Africaninfluenced period. He cut this record with his band ‘Count Buffalos’, featuring Kiyoshi Sugimoto, Takeru Muraoka, Larry Sunaga and arranger Hiromasa Suzuki. It includes excellent cover versions of The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, BT Express, Stevie Wonder, Average White Band, Incredible Bongo Band and Fela Kuti. Originally released in Japan in 1975 by Columbia, this is now extremely difficult to find in its original format, and very pricey indeed!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Underground Youth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mademoiselle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Manchester’s The Underground Youth have built an impressive back catalogue of seven full-length albums showcasing a hazy cocktail of neo-psych, post-punk, shoegaze and chillwave, of which every copy of each album has been long sold out. Now for the first time ever their highly sought-after album Mademoiselle is being given a physical release by Fuzz Club, alongside reissues of their sold out 2013 and 2015 albums The Perfect Enemy For God and Haunted. The story of Mademoiselle is a testament to the power of great music being able to reach an audience, regardless of the fact the artist might be unsigned, underground and almost unheard of. Originally released in 2010 and only available online, Mademoiselle has piled up millions of views on YouTube, and saw The Underground Youth acquire a cult following at a ferocious pace.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The album has continued to endear audiences with its bluesy psychedelic-leaning, based on beautifully crafted lyricism and a sculpted sound. Layers of reverb-drenched, folk-indebted guitars and forlorn vocals bleed over hypnotising, monolithic drums to create a record that is 46 minutes of lethargic, lo-fi psych mastery. To celebrate the release of the album, The Underground Youth will be headlining Fuzz Club’s new monthly London event Under The Arches on 5th March, followed by shows at Manchester’s Cosmosis Festival, Lisbon Psych Fest and the group’s fifth European tour. Since releasing Mademoiselle, The Underground Youth has experimented and evolved into deeper complexity exploring electronica, industrialism and post-punk, but always with an incredible astuteness for beautiful songwriting

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Coloured LP I