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Dead Can Dance

Toward The Within

    ‘Toward The Within’: Released in October 1994 and out of print on vinyl ever since, ‘Toward The Within’ was an audio and video document of the 1993 sell-out Dead Can Dance World tour. Recorded at the Mayfair Theater in Santa Monica, California, it marked one of the final performances at the historic theatre as it later suffered major structural damage in an earthquake in 1994. Despite being a live recording, ‘Toward The Within’ includes twelve previously unrecorded tracks as well as material from their six previous studio albums.

    Dead Can Dance

    Garden Of Arcane Delights & Peel Sessions

      ‘Garden Of The Arcane Delights’ / ‘The John Peel Sessions’: ‘Garden Of The Arcane Delights’ is the only EP released by Dead Can Dance, coming out in 1984 and acting as a bridge between their first two albums. Its sleeve a sketch by Brendan Perry, depicting “primal man deprived of perception, standing within the confines of a garden containing a fountain and trees laden with fruit... a Blakean universe in which mankind can only redeem itself, can only rid itself of blindness, through the correct interpretation of signs and events that permeate the fabric of nature’s laws.”

      This new expanded version sees the EP faithfully pressed on to one piece of a vinyl at 45rpm with a second disc being added, compiling both of the band’s sessions for John Peel, recorded in the same time period.

      Dead Can Dance

      Spleen And Ideal

        Dead Can Dance’s second album, Spleen And Ideal (1985), saw them experiment more with instrumentation, abandoning guitars in favour of cello, trombone and timpani. Widely acclaimed, there was now a richness of unification between voice and music, lyrics and structure, showing they had a concrete sense of the aural ideal they were striving towards. It’s title was taken from Spleen et Idéal, a collection of poems by 18th century French poet Charles Baudelaire.

        The 2016 LP version is a repress of the original release.

        Dead Can Dance

        Dead Can Dance

          On their eponymous debut album, originally released in 1984, Dead Can Dance successfully harnessed a “bewitching barrage of sounds, layering grinding guitars and even a dulcimer-like yang chin over a taut wash of percussion. If the range of the group is staggering, then so too is their disciplined economy, no song lasting more than four minutes or degenerating into formless cacophony. With the five group members continually interchanging instruments, only the vocals of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry remain as a constant focus”.

          The 2016 LP version is a repress of the original release.

          Dead Can Dance

          Into The Labyrinth

            Into The Labyrinth (1993) is Dead Can Dance’s sixth album, one of their most successful releases, its title a reference to the Greek legend of Theseus going into the Labyrinth to slay the Minotaur. It came when Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard had embarked on more individual personal paths, now writing their songs independent of one another, and on separate continents. Engineered and produced by Brendan at his Quivvy Church studio in Ireland, the album is an audiophile benchmark and also noted for being their first without any guests, instead they played all the instruments.

            The 2016 LP version is also a double LP like the original release, but comes with brand new cover artwork and an altered track sequence.

            Can

            Rite Time - Remastered Edition

              Following the release of the ‘Can Vinyl Box’ - the limited edition box set that consisted of 17 LPs housed in a linen wrapped box, Mute are now proud to release the Can studio albums individually on vinyl.

              ‘Out Of Reach’, ‘Can’, ‘Rite Time’, ‘Delay’ and ‘Unlimited Edition’ are the third wave in the series, following ‘Monster Movie’, ‘Soundtracks’, ‘Tago Mago’, ‘Ege Bamyasi’, ‘Future Days’, ‘Soon Over Babaluma’, ‘Landed’, ‘Flow Motion’ and ‘Saw Delight’.

              The albums were mastered and cut to vinyl by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London. The remastering and vinyl processing was coordinated by long time collaborator Jono Podmore. Additional titles will be released over the coming months.

              ‘Rite Time’ was originally released in 1986. Can got back together with original vocalist Malcolm Mooney to record again.

              Revaluated as one of the classic Can albums, they show again how everything changes yet remains unmistakably Can.

              Can

              Out Of Reach - Remastered Edition

                Following the release of the ‘Can Vinyl Box’ - the limited edition box set that consisted of 17 LPs housed in a linen wrapped box, Mute are now proud to release the Can studio albums individually on vinyl.

                ‘Out Of Reach’, ‘Can’, ‘Rite Time’, ‘Delay’ and ‘Unlimited Edition’ are the third wave in the series, following ‘Monster Movie’, ‘Soundtracks’, ‘Tago Mago’, ‘Ege Bamyasi’, ‘Future Days’, ‘Soon Over Babaluma’, ‘Landed’, ‘Flow Motion’ and ‘Saw Delight’.

                The albums were mastered and cut to vinyl by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London. The remastering and vinyl processing was coordinated by long time collaborator Jono Podmore. Additional titles will be released over the coming months.

                ‘Out Of Reach’ has been unavailable in any official format since its original release in 1978.

                ‘Out Of Reach’ is one of Can’s rarest, less-known albums. This is due in a large part to the fact that bassist Holger Czukay left the band and drummer Jaki Liebezeit has a reduced role, leaving most of the rhythm duties to percussionist come-lately Reebop Kwaku Baah.

                As on the group’s proper swansong, 1977’s ‘Saw Delight’, new bassist Rosko Gee largely leads the group, and his jazz-inflected playing is marvellous, especially on the centrepiece improvisations ‘November’ and ‘Serpentine’.

                Can

                Future Days - Remastered Edition

                  Following the release of the Can Vinyl Box – the limited edition box set that consisted of 17 LPs housed in a linen wrapped box, Mute are now proud to release the CAN studio albums individually on vinyl. 

                  The albums were mastered and cut to vinyl by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London. Remasters and vinyl processing was coordinated by long time collaborator, Jono Podmore. 

                  TRACK LISTING

                  SIDE A
                  1. Future Days
                  2. Spray
                  3. Moonshake

                  SIDE B
                  1. Bel Air

                  Can

                  Landed - Remastered Edition

                    Following the release of the Can Vinyl Box – the limited edition box set that consisted of 17 LPs housed in a linen wrapped box, Mute are now proud to release the CAN studio albums individually on vinyl. 

                    The albums were mastered and cut to vinyl by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London. Remasters and vinyl processing was coordinated by long time collaborator, Jono Podmore. 

                    Can

                    Monster Movie - Remastered Edition

                      Following the release of the Can Vinyl Box – the limited edition box set that consisted of 17 LPs housed in a linen wrapped box, Mute are now proud to release the CAN studio albums individually on vinyl.

                      Released in batches, the first albums in the series to be released are Monster Movie, Soundtracks, Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi.

                      The albums were mastered and cut to vinyl by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London. Remasters and vinyl processing was coordinated by long time collaborator, Jono Podmore.

                      Monster Movie is the debut album of Can, recorded and released in 1969. The use of improvisation, experimentation, editing and layering of sounds set a standard for Can's subsequent albums in the early 1970s, which were seminal to the freewheeling avant-garde style dubbed "krautrock" by the British music press.

                      The album is credited to "The Can", a name suggested by vocalist Malcolm Mooney and adopted by democratic vote. Previously the band had been known as "Inner Space", which later became the name of their purpose-built recording studio. Some copies of the LP bore the subtitle "Made in a castle with better equipment", referring to Schloss Nörvenich, the 14th-century castle in North Rhine-Westphalia where the band recorded from 1968-69.

                      The 20-minute jam "Yoo Doo Right" was pared down from 6 hours' taping, while the lyrics of "Mary, Mary So Contrary" riff off of Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, a popular English nursery rhyme.

                      Monster Movie was the only Can album on which Malcolm Mooney performed all of the vocals until Rite Time, 20 years after.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Father Connot Yell
                      Mary, Mary, So Contrary
                      Outside My Door
                      Yoo Doo Right

                      Can

                      Tago Mago - Remastered Edition

                        Following the release of the Can Vinyl Box – the limited edition box set that consisted of 17 LPs housed in a linen wrapped box, Mute are now proud to release the CAN studio albums individually on vinyl.

                        Released in batches, the first albums in the series to be released are Monster Movie, Soundtracks, Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi.

                        The albums were mastered and cut to vinyl by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London. Remasters and vinyl processing was coordinated by long time collaborator, Jono Podmore.

                        A “landmark release in the history of rock ‘n’ roll” – MOJO Honours List winner of Classic Album Award

                        “stunning” – John Lydon “sounds only like itself, like no-one before or after” – Julian Cope

                        “mind expanding” – Q

                        “The music was like nothing I'd ever heard before, not American, not rock & roll but mysterious and European." – Bobby Gillespie, Primal Scream

                        Of all the band’s oeuvre, Tago Mago has been most often cited as an influence for a host of artists including John Lydon, Radiohead, The Fall, Ariel Pink, Fuck Buttons, Sonic Youth, Factory Floor and Queens Of The Stone Age. Just last week Geoff Barrow (Portishead) mentioned Can as his favourite and most inspiring band ever (The Quietus).

                        Tago Mago the first album with Damo Suzuki on vocals, features the Can line up of Holger Czukay on bass, Michael Karoli on guitars, Jaki Liebezeit on drums and Irmin Schmidt on keyboards, and was recorded at Schloss Nörvenich in 1971.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Paperhouse
                        Mushroom
                        Oh Yeah
                        Halleluwah
                        Aumgn
                        Peking O.
                        Bring Me Coffee Or Tea

                        Can

                        Soundtracks - Remastered Edition

                          Following the release of the Can Vinyl Box – the limited edition box set that consisted of 17 LPs housed in a linen wrapped box, Mute are now proud to release the CAN studio albums individually on vinyl.

                          Released in batches, the first albums in the series to be released are Monster Movie, Soundtracks, Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi.

                          The albums were mastered and cut to vinyl by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London. Remasters and vinyl processing was coordinated by long time collaborator, Jono Podmore.

                          Soundtracks is a compilation album, first released in 1970, consisting of tracks written for film.

                          The album marks the departure of the band's original vocalist Malcolm Mooney, who sings on two tracks, to be replaced by new member Damo Suzuki.

                          "She Brings the Rain", originally appearing in the 1969 film Bottom – Ein großer, graublauer Vogel by Thomas Schamoni, was later featured in Wim Wenders' 1994 film Lisbon Story, the 2000 Oskar Roehler film Die Unberührbare and Tran Anh Hung's film Norwegian Wood, released in 2010.

                          "Don't Turn the Light On, Leave Me Alone" features Damo Suzuki's first recorded performance with Can.

                          In March 2005, Q magazine placed "Mother Sky" at number 48 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Deadlock
                          Tango Whiskyman
                          Deadlock (Instrumental)
                          Don't Turn The Light On, Leave Me Alone
                          Soul Desert
                          Mother Sky
                          She Brings The Rain

                          The Wedding Present

                          EP 4 Cân - Clear Vinyl Edition

                            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                            The Wedding Present’s 'Record Store Day' releases seem to have become something of a little obsession for David Gedge. The yearly 10” EPs make him little profit; he just gets the satisfaction of singing and recording in other languages… and producing Extremely collectable records. In 2012 he tried his tongue at French and 2013 brought us his Teutonic warblings. This year, he’s really gone all out… this 10” vinyl only release has been sung in Welsh! A big fan of Wales and the Welsh in general, David doesn’t actually speak the language, but this didn’t stop him. He called in renowned Welsh actor, Andrew Teilo, who translated and created demos of four existing Wedding Present songs. David then travelled to Penarth where he and Andrew recorded the vocals with some recording expertise from Arwyn Davies. They kept the Welshness going with a little help from Andrew's fellow actor, Llinor ap Gwynedd, on backing vocals. The songs [recorded in the same session as the recent album, ‘Valentina’] are different from the songs on the other two ‘language’ EPs from Record Store Days past… and include the charming ‘Valentina’ album track ‘Meet Cute’. There were a few little hiccoughs during the translation from English into Welsh… the first song, 1000 Fahrenheit, had to be translated into Welsh as 10,000 (Deng Mil) Fahrenheit... not because there is no word for 1000, but apparently it just sounded better! Perhaps the songs all sound better in Welsh! All Welsh album next time Mr. Gedge?! The band will be promoting the release of ‘EP 4 Cân’ with a performance at the 'Wales Goes Pop’ festival in Cardiff during the evening of April 19 following an acoustic set at Spiller’s Records during the afternoon.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Side A
                            1. 1000 Fahrenheit [Welsh Version]
                            2. Meet Cute [Welsh Version]

                            Side B
                            1. Journey Into Space [Welsh Version]
                            2. Can You Keep A Secret? [Welsh Version]

                            Nathan Salsburg

                            Hard For To Win And Can't Be Won

                              Nathan Salsburg’s 2011 debut was a beautiful ode to racehorses (a point of pride for any resident of Kentucky). Comprised of seven acoustic guitar instrumentals and one vocal track, ‘Affirmed’ caused Popmatters to declare the record “one that others like it will soon be measured against.”

                              His second album, ‘Hard For To Win And Can’t Be Won’, is a grander effort. Although still primarily composed of acoustic guitar, the songs sound bigger. They bounce along, weaving through unexpected twists and turns, with the occasional piano melody or fiddle line.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              First Field Path
                              Mrs Gristles Reel
                              Paraffin Turpentine
                              Coll Mackensie
                              Concessions
                              Dog At Bay
                              Chief Wants
                              To Welcome The Travelers Home
                              What Can’t Be Won

                              Can

                              A Double Promo Album By

                                Vocalist Damo Suzuki’s departure from CAN in 1973 had forced the band to re-evaluate their sound. Now with Michael Karoli and Irmin Schmidt sharing vocal duties, the band had also begun drawing on influences from disco and glam. While still remaining staunchly outside the mainstream, they undoubtedly became more accessible to a wider audience, and soon had a huge fan base in the UK. In fact, just a few months after playing the live show found on this double LP (recorded in Lyon in January of 1976), CAN was even on Top Of The Pops!

                                TRACK LISTING

                                SIDE A: “The Yellow Side”
                                1. Citrus
                                2. Red Hot Indians

                                SIDE B: “The Cyan Side”
                                1.Dizzy Dizzy
                                2. Chain Reaction

                                SIDE C: “The Red Side”
                                1. One More Night
                                2. Vernal Equinox

                                SIDE D: “The Black Side”
                                1. More Spree Vitamin C

                                Stevie Jackson

                                (I Can't Get No) Stevie Jackson

                                  Despite having been responsible for some of Belle and Sebastian's best-known songs (Jonathan David, Chickfactor, Seymour Stein and I'm Not Living In the Real World), it has taken Stevie Jackson sixteen years as a member of the band before releasing his first collection of solo recordings.

                                  '(I Can't Get No) Stevie Jackson' was recorded over the last three years in Glasgow and Vancouver and features twelve songs. The Glasgow sessions, which were recorded at the band's own studio feature a range of his friends and musical collaborators including members of Belle and Sebastian, The Pastels, Trembling Bells and the songwriting triumvirate, The Company (Jackson, Roy Moller and Gary Thom). The Vancouver tracks were recorded with the New Pornographers' rhythm section of Kurt Dahle and John Collins. Jackson has toured in the UK and Europe with a band supplemented by Bob Kildea (Belle and Sebastian), Marco Rea and Stuart Kidd (The Wellgreen) and as a solo performer in the USA and Canada with more shows planned for later in 2012.

                                  Press on (I Can't Get No) Stevie Jackson:
                                  "The best solo album by a guitarist since Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" - The Herald
                                  "an LP with a long gestation period but a short attention span that revels in 1960s pop music and is as fun as it is jangling." - No Ripchord
                                  "beautifully realised melodic pop songs" - The Scotsman

                                  Amida

                                  My Life As A Trash Can

                                    The new mini-album from Manchester-based, indiepopping Amida, and their first for Seattle's legendary Jigsaw Records. “Caffeine fueled dumpster diving hijinks.”- LOOFK.

                                    Snide Rhythms

                                    I Can't Keep Up

                                      "Not one, but two songs, essentially epic in their succinctness. A 7-inch’d musical debut with a view (and an audible one at that), with its A-Side offering of ‘a life that’s moving too fast-track’, nimble on it’s Snide-winding feet and lyrically heralding a drum punctuated game of ingestible and acronym’d chemical keepie-up. An inaugural no’ that’s closely followed flipside by an east-coasting and bass city roller of a tune, one initially dominated by a ruddy and happy slapping bass guitar, artistically doodling and fluidly noodling away, not unlike the re-vivified ghost of a certain and funk-driven finger and thumbing Bobby Watson. 2 fine and finite examples of some altogether raucous and truncated brevity, with each track vocally Cruickshank’d by ‘The Rhythm’s’ North-Eastern and Full-Back to Frontman. Frenetically delivering 2 songs, ever so quickly, by First-Class-Post-punk; postally popping itself straight through our Bonjouring and Branching French-Letterbeatboxes. Zut alors!"
                                      The Lonely Piper 2010

                                      Laura Marling

                                      I Speak Because I Can

                                        Laura Marling’s 2008 debut album "Alas, I Cannot Swim" proved to be one of the most endearing critical successes of recent years and earned the young singer-songwriter a Mercury Music Prize nomination, and more importantly being one of our top five albums of the year. Now Marling is back with her second album, "I Speak Because I Can". Crafted with producer Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, Paolo Nutini, Rufus Wainwright), "I Speak Because I Can" sets quintessentially English lyrical themes and stories to a backdrop of music that recalls prime Americana and the Laurel Canyon scene. Backed by sublime performances by musicians including Mumford & Sons, the album represents a coming-of-age for Laura; her unique identity - thoroughly English, unapologetically female, and a fully-fledged musician – now freshly defined.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Devil's Spoke
                                        2. Made By Maid
                                        3. Rambling Man
                                        4. Blackberry Stone
                                        5. Alpha Shallows
                                        6. Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)
                                        7. Hope In The Air
                                        8. What He Wrote
                                        9. Darkness Descends
                                        10. I Speak Because I Can

                                        Manchester-based six-piece Table are led by songwriter David O'Dowda, who combs together different strands of modern folk music to create something new and wonderful on this, their first seven-inch titled "Songs You Can Sing". The two tracks on this single are sumptuous delights, airy and ornate while being oddly familiar. Marshalled by David, Table waltz through quietly elegant folk-pop with minimal guitar, stately piano and low-key vocals on what sounds like an endearingly sweet single, despite the deceptively barbed tale woven throughout. If "Songs You Can Sing" is beguilingly understated, then "Most" is multi-layered and bursting with ideas where electronic and organic sounds collide. It's a many hued delight which pulls together disparate elements and twists them into a myriad shapes, blurring excitedly before sweeping to a beautiful climax. Music that reaches into you and pulls out your soul, personal and frankly as dangerous as it is fragile. Imagine East River Pipe covering a Richard Hawley penned lullaby and you'll have a good idea of what to expect.

                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Laura says: I can't really think what to say about this, other than I really like it! Two slices of cleverly constructed folkiness which despite the addition of electronics, maintains a real warmth and charm. Lovely stuff!

                                        The Capitol Years

                                        You Can Stay There

                                        Philadelphia's The Capitol Years return with this new single on new label SOE. "You Can Stay There" is wonderful sunkissed pop that has similar shimmering pop dynamics to The Shins: Melodic, intricate guitars, vocal harmonies, and dreamy vocals. Over on the flip, "1000 Guns" employs the same melodic guitar work, over a lolloping drum beat again topped with gorgeous dreamy vocals. Reminiscent of Piccadilly favourites Ambulance LTD. Lovely stuff!

                                        Finn

                                        The Best Low Priced Heartbreakers You Can Own

                                          Finn is German singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and fashion designer, Patrick Zimmer who splits his time between Hamburg and London, where he recently found a new home with cinematic music label Erased Tapes – a conceptualist with the voice of Leonard Cohen on helium. Born in 1977, yet combining influences that span decades, Finn had to wander through a playground of electronica and low-fi recordings to get here. His third album "The Best Low-Priced Heartbreakers You Can Own" shows a surprisingly mature and cohesive collection of haunting and mesmerizing songs as a result from his consequential musical progression. Finn lived, recorded and produced the album over the course of seven months in the catacombs of an old 14th century church underneath the streets of St. Pauli. With this release, Patrick Zimmer prescribed himself a concept album.

                                          Atlas Sound

                                          Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel

                                            Atlas Sound is the solo moniker of Deerhunter frontman / provocateur Bradford Cox. Here on his debut album, Cox's sound moves out of dank nightclubs filled with eternal existential drone punk, and relaxes at home in his Grant Park, Atlanta bedroom. And this is, essentially, a bedroom album, a collage, mixing the garage rock and ambient electronic influences previously explored with Deerhunter into a new context, with newly explored recording techniques, mainly laptop-based, learned with guidance from Kranky artist Nudge's Brian Foote. The result is fourteen songs of melancholy and mania. This is a true solo album, entirely created and produced by a single person. That is certainly not unique, especially in the contemporary scene. But Bradford Cox's unusual talent is the ability to take a wide variety of seemingly incongruous sound elements, and seamlessly meld them into a cohesive pop narrative. Ultimately it is this innate ability to combine all these disparate elements into a singular whole that makes this album such an enjoyable, and unique listen.

                                            Nelson

                                            I Say You Can't Stop

                                              Nelson have been hailed as 'the best French band to join the music scene in over 10 years'. Their music can be described as a cross between Joy Division, The Rapture, and Animal Collective. They promise explosive performances where aggressive guitars compete with delicate electronic sounds.

                                              O Fracas

                                              Fits & Starts

                                                The album condenses the bands first three years of work, influenced by the likes of Fugazi, Fela Kuti and The Mars Volta into one un-cohesive package. Ranging from the folky lament of "Menwith Hill" to the frenetic avant-rhumba-punk of "Zeroes And Ones", a dystopian view of 'the idea of a liberating universal internet consciousness'.

                                                O Fracas

                                                Factfinding

                                                  O Fracas return with the limited edition "Factfinding" EP featuring two tracks from their forthcoming debut album, "Fits & Starts", due early next year (08). The band recently signed to I Can Count in the UK and Vinyl Junkie in Japan and this release follows the release of two critically acclaimed singles on Marquis Cha Cha. This EP comprises of two lead tracks "Factfinding" and "And So A Scratch Runs Down A Wall", taken from "Fits & Starts". Along with "Moth To A Flame" and a remix of "Scratched Wall" by Leeds' up and coming hip hop export Breaking The Illusion. O Fracas are the collision of a myriad of influences. Inspired as much by the DC hardcore of Fugazi and Q And Not U along with the rhythms of Billy Cobham and Fela Kuti, they bring this together with the range of Talking Heads songbook and condense it into three minutes pop songs played with a vigour and taut musicianship beyond many of their peers. Lyrically, lead singer Ben writes about the human condition with the insight of a man twice his age, O Fracas set themselves apart from the pack and with an average age of just twenty this really is surely just the beginning for O Fracas.

                                                  Little Volcanoes

                                                  Can We Do It Again

                                                    Double A-side from this Manchester band featuring their live mini-anthems "Can We Do it Again" and "The Carjack Song".

                                                    Mr. White

                                                    You Rock Me / The Sun Can't Compare

                                                    The word legendary gets bandied around with increasing frequency, but in house music circles that aren't many more worthy of that particular epithet than Larry Heard. The man's forays onto vinyl are ever more occasional since his well-documented withdrawals from the scene, so when an Alleviated 12" comes along it's a big deal in our book. "You Rock Me" conveys all the classic Heard sounds with its gentle tempo, careful textures and understated, old school vocals from Mr Chris. "The Sun Can't Compare" is instantly different, drawing on Mr Fingers acid for a faster and wholly electronic backing with those ageless drum sounds. Originally released back in October 2006, this 12" is one of the most requested records we've had in eons - back again for 2024 they don't get much more timeless than this.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A. You Rock Me
                                                    B. The Sun Can't Compare

                                                    Can

                                                    Delay 1968

                                                      Although recorded in the late 60s, the material included on "Delay 1968" did not appear commercially until 1981. A collection of cuts featuring early vocalist Malcolm Mooney, these seven songs are among the very first Can ever recorded. As an early insight to the future sound of the krautrock legends this features some essential tracks like "Thief", "Butterfly" and "Uphill".

                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                      Mine says: If you have always found Can a little too weird and don't know where to start, this one's for you. Delay 1968 is a brilliant but very approachable album by the German Krautrock pioneers. It is by far my favourite and I have yet to play it to someone who doesn't like it!

                                                      Can

                                                      Ege Bamyasi

                                                        Recorded in their own Inner Space Studio in 1972, this was yet another landmark krautrock moment. Following on from the genius "Tago Mago" album was never going to be easy, but this was Can working at their peak. Another classic album featuring the genius shuffling drum beat of Jaki Liebezeit, the rhythmic grooves the towering kosmic guitars and experimental almost free-jazz approach. In a word this is magnificent, every home should have one!!!!!

                                                        Can

                                                        Monster Movie

                                                          The first album from Can and featuring the vocals of Malcolm Mooney, an African American sculptor artist. Possibly the rawest and rockiest of all Can's releases, this combined all the elements of Can, the classic krautrock groove, their shuffling funkiness and the stoned psyche guitar freakouts.

                                                          Robert Wyatt

                                                          Nothing Can Stop Us

                                                            Originally released in 1982, "Nothing Can Stop Us" compiles the first four singles Robert Wyatt issued for Rough Trade. The A-sides were all cover versions, ranging from Chic's "At Last I'm Free" to his version of the unofficial Cuban anthem "Caimanera" ("Guantanamera") and a haunting version of "Strange Fruit" depicting the lynching of three young black men in the US in the 1930s and made famous by Billie Holiday. The other tracks include Wyatt's most political recordings including the spine-tingling "Born Again Cretin" or "The Red Flag" and shows him at his uncompromising best.

                                                            Dag Nasty

                                                            Can I Say

                                                              Absolutely essential, all time classic DC hardcore / punk album, now remastered by Ian Mackaye. This was their debut album, recorded in 1986. As well as the original album tracks, this release also includes two tracks recorded at the same session as the album "Another Wrong" and "My Dog's A Cat", along with four previously unavailable live recordings. Quality!

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              We Can Fly Volume 2 - Psychedelic Rarities 1966 - 1971

                                                                22 track compilation of psychedelic obscurities released between 1966 and 1971. It features acts like Brainbox (featuring Jan Akkerman), The Cedars, Joy Unlimited and Pugh (sampled by DJ Shadow)and many more acts from all over Europe.

                                                                Joan Of Arc

                                                                How Can Anything So Little Be Any More?

                                                                  One of the chorus lines goes "Fucking strangers feels better, feels better...". Yes it's more alienated introvert emo from those experimental bunch Joan of Arc. This is the follow up to the critically acclaimed "Gap" album that came out last year. At once disturbing but accessible.

                                                                  U2

                                                                  All That You Can't Leave Behind

                                                                    Brand new album from Bono and the boys, back to playing straight forward rock songs.


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