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New Order

Be A Rebel - Remixed

    ‘Be a Rebel Remixed’ collects all the official versions of this track on physical formats for the first time and includes brand new remixes from Arthur Baker, JakoJako, Mark Reeder and Melawati. Also includes mixes from the band’s own Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris plus club mixes from Maceo Plex and Paul Woolford.

    New Order’s single ‘Be a Rebel’ was the first brand new music from the band since the release of the critically acclaimed album ‘Music Complete’ In 2015. ‘Be a Rebel Remixed’ is available on double clear vinyl and on CD. 


    TRACK LISTING

    VINYL TRACKLIST
    Be A Rebel (Paul Woolford Remix New Order Edit)
    Be A Rebel (JakoJako Remix)
    Be A Rebel (Maceo Plex Remix)
    Be A Rebel (Melawati Remix)
    Be A Rebel (Bernard's Outlaw Mix)
    Be A Rebel (Renegade Spezial Edit)
    Be A Rebel (Arthur Baker Remix)
    Be A Rebel (Mark Reeder's Dirty Devil Remix)

    CD TRACKLIST
    Be A Rebel
    Be A Rebel (Bernard’s Renegade Mix)
    Be A Rebel (Stephen’s T34 Mix)
    Be A Rebel (Bernard’s Renegade Instrumental Mix)
    Be A Rebel (Paul Woolford Remix New Order Edit)
    Be A Rebel (JakoJako Remix)
    Be A Rebel (Maceo Plex Remix)
    Be A Rebel (Melawati Remix)
    Be A Rebel (Bernard's Outlaw Mix)
    Be A Rebel (Arthur Baker Remix)
    Be A Rebel (Mark Reeder's Dirty Devil Remix)
    Be A Rebel (Edit)
    Be A Rebel (Renegade Spezial Edit)

    Yann Tiersen

    Kerber

      ‘Kerber’, the new album from Yann Tiersen, is a beautifully textured, highly immersive and thoughtfully constructed piano based album fused with electronic music. Piercing piano keys merge with swirling soundscapes, as Tiersen explores the possibilities of infinite smallness. The album was created and recorded at The Eskal, the studio he built on Ushant (the island where he lives), and ‘Kerber’ is named after a chapel in a small village on the island while each track sonically maps the landscape that surrounds Tiersen’s home. 

      TRACK LISTING

      1 Kerlann
      2 Ar Maner Kozh
      3 Kerdrall
      4 Ker Yegu
      5 Ker Al Loch
      6 Kerber
      7 Poull Bojer

      The Knife & Planningtorock & Mount Sims

      Tomorrow, In A Year

        In 2009, The Knife was commissioned by the Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma to provide music for an opera set to mark the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Joining Karin and Olof as collaborators were Mt. Sims and Planningtorock.

        Karin: “We were invited by this Danish performance theatre company ​called Hotel Pro Forma ​to make this piece. And we knew it was supposed to be performed in the Danish Royal Opera House in Copenhagen.”

        Olof: “The theatre company wanted to make an opera about evolution theory and Darwin ideas. And they asked if we could make music for that. We entered that project thinking, Of course, it’s important to talk about Darwin’s impact on fascism in Europe.​ It is as important as the colonial history of Europe — how Darwin’s ideas were misused to promote fascism. But throughout the project, it became clear that [the theatre company] was not interested in that. They were interested in biology and geology.”

        Luckily, Karin and Olof had asked their friends Mt. Sims and Planningtorock to write the opera with them. Together, they wriggled free from conceptual potholes. Instead of bowing to the traditional form’s grandiosity, the collaborators went granular with their sonic palette.

        Karin: “You were very into field recordings at this time.”

        Olof: “Yes, a short period. Which, actually, I just think is silly. Who gets to say that recording this sound in nature is art? It shows the hierarchy of contemporary art. Not everyone can say that a recording of the wind, or whatever, is art.”

        The studio recorded versions of the compositions were released as Tomorrow, In A Year in 2010 by Rabid Records. Now The Knife continues its 20th anniversary celebration as they announce the first-ever vinyl pressing of their work Tomorrow, In A Year.

        TRACK LISTING

        A1. Intro
        A2. Epochs
        A3. Geology
        A4. Upheaved
        A5. Minerals
        B1. Ebb Tide Explorer
        B2. Variation Of Birds
        B3. Letter To Henslow
        B4. Schoal Swarm Orchestra
        C1. Annie’s Box
        C2. Tumult
        C3. Colouring Of Pigeons
        D1. Seeds
        D2. Tomorrow In A Year
        D3. The Height Of Summer

        Martin Gore

        The Third Chimpanzee Remixed

          The Third Chimpanzee Remixed sees Martin Gore’s recent five-track release reimagined by remixers including Rrose, JakoJako, Kangding Ray and artists from the Mute family including Chris Liebing and ANNA. Martin Gore, one of the founding members and primary songwriter of Depeche Mode, explores euphoric modular sounds and develops his career’s long relationship with electronic music through the primate-themed EP. The Third Chimpanzee follows his eponymous album MG in 2015 and SSSS, his collaboration with Erasure’s Vince Clarke for their VCMG project. The artwork was created by Pockets Warhol, a capuchin monkey based in Canada who paints for charity.

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Patrick says: Tough, tense and synth heavy, this set of remixes sees a variety of old and new faces nudge the synth legend into techy dancefloor territories.

          TRACK LISTING

          Howler (ANNA Remix)
          Mandrill (Barker Remix)
          Capuchin (Wehbba Remix)
          Vervet (JakoJako Remix)
          Howler (Kangding Ray Remix)
          Howler (The Exaltics Remix)
          Mandrill (Rrose Remix)
          Capuchin (Jlin Remix)
          Vervet (Chris Liebing Remix)
          Mandrill (MoReVoX Remix)

          Desire Marea

          Desire

            Newly signed to Mute for the physical release of the critically acclaimed album ‘Desire’, serving as a captivating introduction to the singular and multifaceted world of Kwazulu-natal born, multidisciplinary artist Desire Marea.

            Includes the singles ‘You Think I’m Horny’ and ’Tavern Kween’.

            Desire is from Durban and is a founding member of South African arts collective FAKA, who partnered with Versace to soundtrack their S/S 19 menswear show and were included in the Vogue World 100 and Dazed 100 lists.

            TRACK LISTING

            Self Center
            Zibuyile Izimakade
            You Think I’m Horny
            Tavern Kween
            Thokozani
            The Void
            Uncle Kenny
            Ntokozo
            Studies In Black Trauma

            Liars

            The Apple Drop

              The Apple Drop is the 10th studio album from Liars. Recorded in Australia with avant-garde jazz drummer Laurence Pike and multi-instrumentalist Cameron Deyell, mixing their raw, organic live instrumentation with Angus’s solo tinkering at the computer, resulting in an album that blurs boundaries between the archetypal band structure and experimental electronics. The album feels distinctly and recognisably Liars, yet also fresh and singular. Rich textures overlap with engulfing ambience, before giving way to eruptive blasts of noise, crackling electronics and thrashing drums. Includes the single ’Sekwar’. 

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Barry says: Having drifted between bonkers noise and galloping avant mayhem, it's a delight to hear Liars honing their sound down to a pitch-perfect mix of more outsider math rock with the streamlined, jagged groove giving definition to proceedings. Endlessly listenable, and constantly inventive grooves.

              TRACK LISTING

              A1 The Start
              A2 Slow And Turn Inward
              A3 Sekwar
              A4 Big Appetite
              A5 From What The Never Was
              B1 Star Search
              B2 My Pulse To Ponder
              B3 Leisure War
              B4 King Of The Crooks
              B5 Acid Crop
              B6 New Planets New Undoings

              Erasure

              The Neon Remixed

                ‘The Neon Remixed’ sees a star-studded selection of artists reworking the original Erasure album ‘The Neon’, the band’s highest charting album in 26 years.

                The collection includes ‘Secrets’, a brand new track, alongside interpretations of the original album from Kim Ann Foxman, Hifi Sean, Octo Octa, Paul Humphreys (OMD), Gareth Jones, Brixxtone, Theo Kottis and more.

                TRACK LISTING

                2CD
                Secrets
                Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) (Hifi Sean Remix)
                Nerves Of Steel (Andy Bell & Gareth Jones' Sapphire And Steel Mix)
                Fallen Angel (Saint Remix)
                No Point In Tripping (John “J-C” Carr & Bill Coleman 808 BEACH Extended Remix)
                Shot A Satellite (GRN Extended Remix)
                Tower Of Love (BSB’s Stella Polaris Remix)
                Diamond Lies (Armageddon Turk Extended Remix)
                New Horizons (Matt Pop Extended Remix)
                Careful What I Try To Do (Brixxtone Extended Remix)
                Kid You’re Not Alone (Theo Kottis Remix)
                Secrets (Kim Ann Foxman’s Heaven Mix)
                No Point In Tripping (Can Love Be Synth Remix)
                Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) (Hifi Sean Dub)
                Careful What I Try To Do (Brixxtone Synthwave Dub)
                Nerves Of Steel (Gareth Jones’ ElectroGenetic Terabyte Of Love Mix)
                Kid You’re Not Alone (Paul Humphreys Remix)
                Secrets (Octo Octa’s Psychedelic Visions Disco Dub)

                2LP
                Secrets
                Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) (Hifi Sean Remix)
                Nerves Of Steel (Andy Bell & Gareth Jones’ Sapphire And Steel Mix)
                Fallen Angel (Saint Remix)
                No Point In Tripping (John “J-C” Carr & Bill Coleman 808 BEACH Extended Remix)
                Shot A Satellite (GRN Extended Remix)
                Tower Of Love (BSB’s Stella Polaris Remix)
                Diamond Lies (Armageddon Turk Extended Remix)
                New Horizons (Matt Pop Extended Remix)
                Careful What I Try To Do (Brixxtone Extended Remix)
                Kid You’re Not Alone (Theo Kottis Remix)
                Nerves Of Steel (Gareth Jones’ ElectroGenetic Terabyte Of Love Mix)

                Alessandro Cortini

                Scuro Chiaro

                  "Scuro Chiaro" is the brand new solo album from Alessandro Cortini, following his recent collaboration with Daniel Avery. "Scuro Chiaro" means ‘dark light’, and the new album shares themes with his highly acclaimed previous solo LP, "Volume Massimo". Cortini recently joined the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame as the keyboard player and bass guitarist of Nine Inch Nails, but he's a world away from their grinding industrial funk here, instead shepherding pastoral sequences and spaced out electronics through the four track, encouraging wow and flutter before each track becomes absorbed in a fog of white noise. Essential for fans of ambient, synth and drone - Barry approves!

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Barry says: Cortini's last album proper (not including various reissues and remasters) 'Volume Massimo' still hasn't left my heavy rotation pile, and 'Scuro Chiaro' will no doubt get the same reception. Endlessly rich swathes of meticulously crafted analogue synths grooves, all-encompassing ambient washes and Cortini's playful melodic leanings all coalesce into a quintessential outing from one of the masters of the business.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Ecco
                  2. Chiaroscuro
                  3. Lo Specchio
                  4. Corri
                  5. Sempre
                  6. Verde
                  7. Nessuno
                  8. Fiamma

                  Sunroof

                  Electronic Music Improvisations Vol. 1

                    Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 1 is a collection of eight improvised modular pieces recorded in various studio spaces across London in the spring and summer of 2019 by Sunroof, aka Daniel Miller, the Founder and Chairman of Mute and Gareth Jones, a producer and engineer, notable for working with Depeche Mode, Einstürzende Neubauten, Erasure and Yann Tiersen.

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Barry says: A selection of deep modular cuts, blipping oscillators and paddling arpeggios, imbued with the spirit of experimental German synth music but brought to you by a couple of already legendary names in the music biz. It's entrancing and immersive experimental synth music at its best.

                    Telex

                    This Is Telex

                      This Is Telex is a brand new compilation collecting 14 tracks from the innovative Belgium trio, covering their career from formation in 1978 up to the final album in 2006. This compilation includes the hit single Moskow Diskow as well as their Eurovision Song Contest entry, aptly called Euro-vision.

                      There are also 2 wonderful and previously unreleased tracks unearthed from the Telex archive, a cover of The Beatles’ Dear Prudence and a reinterpretation of a Sonny & Cher track called The Beat Goes On/Off. 
                      All the tracks were newly mixed and remastered from the original tapes by band members Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers, keeping all the tracks in the spirit of the originals but adding a freshness to them. 
                      This compilation sets the way for a comprehensive reissue campaign of the entire Telex catalogue. 

                      Housed in a gatefold cover with printed inner sleeves with notes by David Stubbs.

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Barry says: Active all the way from the late 70's up to 2006, there is an absolute treasure trove of wonderful Telex tracks out there, but this is by far one of the best ways to get clued in on their own particular brand of off-piste playful synth business. Including a couple unreleased tracks and new mixes of some classics, this is a must-have.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      The Beat Goes On / Off
                      Moskow Diskow
                      Twist A Saint-Tropez
                      Euro-vision
                      Dance To The Music
                      Drama Drama
                      Exercise Is Good For You
                      L'amours Tojours
                      Radio-Radio
                      Rendez-vous Dans L'espace
                      Beautiful Li(f)e
                      The Numer One Song In Heaven
                      La Bamba
                      Dear Prudence

                      Cabaret Voltaire

                      BN9Drone

                        Cabaret Voltaire is Richard H. Kirk and Shadow of Fear was the band’s first studio album in 26 years and was released in 2020 to critical acclaim.

                        BN9Drone delves deeper into Cabaret Voltaire’s arsenal of “harsh rhythms and threatening detonations” (Classic Pop). A brand new drone album on limited edition double white vinyl, available with high definition audio download.


                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Barry says: There are few forces in the synth scene more influential than Cabaret Voltaire, and this outing sees Kirk delving into prime drone territory. We get slowly morphing waves of electronic scree, churning sub-bass and shadowy oscillations aplenty. A monolithic triumph from one of the greatest in the 'biz.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        LP Tracklist :

                        A1. Eins
                        B1. Zwei
                        C1. Drei
                        D1. Vier

                        CD Tracklist :

                        1. BN9Drone

                        Cabaret Voltaire

                        Dekadrone

                          Cabaret Voltaire is Richard H. Kirk and "Shadow of Fear" was the band’s first studio album in 26 years and was released in 2020 to critical acclaim. New release Dekadrone delves deeper into Cabaret Voltaire’s arsenal of harsh rhythms and threatening detonations, pairing guttural drone with clipped mechanical idents and snarling LFOs.




                          TRACK LISTING

                          LP Tracklist :
                          A1. Phase 1
                          B1. Phase 2
                          C1. Phase 3
                          D1. Phase 4

                          CD Tracklist :
                          Dekadrone

                          Visionist

                          A Call To Arms

                            Visionist’s first release for Mute is a hypnotic elegy. ‘A Call To Arms’ is Visionist’s third album release and where previously the artist used his vocals as samples, we hear his singing voice in the form of song and lyric for the first time.

                            Along with the addition of Visionist’s vocals, the album is host to a varied list of collaborators including Haley Fohr (Circuit des Yeux) and Morgan Simpson (Black Midi).

                            TRACK LISTING

                            By Design
                            Form
                            Allowed To Dream
                            Nearly God
                            A Born New
                            The Fold
                            Lie Digging
                            Winter Sun
                            Cast

                            Martin Gore

                            The Third Chimpanzee EP

                            Even as I place this record on the turntable it feels like a quasi-religious experience - an artefact containing the essence of a living synth god. The primary songwriter and founder member of Depeche Mode returns with five new solo tracks of expressive modular sounds, futuristic industrial and frazzled ecstasy. 

                            From the first skewed saw wave and unexpected off beat this sounds a cut above the rest, and "Howler" quickly develops into a dark and moody electronic brooder, all bursts of ECT at a mogadon pace and pent up aggression. Still, darkest before the dawn and all that, and the segue into the heart-swelling techno-pagan motif in the final third is no less than sublime. Gun fingers abound on "Mandrill", a high octane blast of industrial dancehall a la Krikor, The Bug or maybe even Clipping. - get me to the White Hotel pronto! Moving on to the B-side and we go further into the darkness, pushing through the dense, witching hour paranoia of some super slow n low Salon shit - Tolouse Low Trax style. For "Vervet", Martin incorporates a little Mille Plateaux glitch into his sound palette, creating a trippy slow techno pulser perfect for your next K-hole, before signing off with the twilight melody of "Howler's End", a gorgeous reprise of the opening track. 

                            A truly exceptional work of industrial synthesis. Oh, and the artwork was made by Pockets Warhol, a capuchin monkey based in Canada who paints for charity. 

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Patrick says: Depeche Mode main man Martin Gore set our presales alight when this new vinyl was announced, and I'm pleased to say it more than lives up to those high expectations. Terse industrial, mechanical dancehall and slow n low Salon tackle abound on this ACE release.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1 Howler
                            2 Mandrill
                            3 Capuchin
                            4 Vervet
                            5 Howler’s End

                            A Certain Ratio

                            Sextet - ACR Loco Edition

                              A Certain ratio release four special edition pressings to commemorate the release of their new album ‘ACR LOCO’. ‘Sextet’ is the band’s third album and a firm fan favourite with Tilly on vocals. Includes the haunting ‘Lucinda’.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Lucinda
                              Crystal
                              Gum
                              Knife Slits Water
                              Skipscada
                              Day One
                              Rub Down
                              Rialto
                              Below The Canal

                              A Certain Ratio

                              I’d Like To See You Again - ACR Loco Edition

                                A Certain ratio release four special edition pressings to commemorate the release of their new album ‘ACR LOCO’. ‘I’d Like To See You Again’ is album number four and ACR pushed their sounds into new directions again. This is a more jazz-infused album that continues to receive critical acclaim today after the initial confused reaction, just like all the real classic albums that were misunderstood originally.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Touch
                                Saturn
                                Hot Knights
                                I’d Like To See You Again
                                Show Case
                                Sesamo Apriti – Corco Vada
                                Axis
                                Guess Who

                                A Certain Ratio

                                To Each - ACR Loco Edition

                                  A Certain ratio release four special edition pressings to commemorate the release of their new album ‘ACR LOCO’. ‘To Each’ was the band’s second release, a double album that pushed them in a new direction creatively. Includes the classic and live favourites ‘The Fox’ and ‘Winter Hill’.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Felch
                                  My Spirit
                                  Forced Laugh
                                  Choir
                                  Back To The Start
                                  The Fox
                                  Loss
                                  Oceans
                                  Winter Hill

                                  Cabaret Voltaire

                                  Shadow Of Fear

                                    Shadow of Fear is Cabaret Voltaire’s first studio album in 26 years. Richard H. Kirk is the sole remaining member; he’s released many acclaimed solo albums, having invented bleep techno via his groundbreaking work in Sweet Exorcist. Kirk has formed this new album from a series of pulverising live shows. The tone and personality of CV is ingrained in its core as it dances across techno, dub, house, 1970s Germany and general esoteric explorations coupled with mangled vocal samples.

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Barry says: As important a document as anything they've done, 'Shadow Of Fear' is a swimming electronic odyssey, split between hypnotic industrial percussion and slowly evolving synth arps, bringing the churning driven thump we know so well, as well as a more playful, danceable backbone. Superb.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1 Be Free
                                    2 The Power (Of Their Knowledge)
                                    3 Night Of The Jackal
                                    4 Microscopic Flesh Fragment
                                    5 Papa Nine Zero Delta United
                                    6 Universal Energy
                                    7 Vasto
                                    8 What’s Goin’ On

                                    Pole

                                    Fading

                                      Pole is the project of ground-breaking electronic musician Stefan Betke. The new album Fading is the first since 2015’s Wald. As with every new Pole record, it’s part of a continued forward trajectory but it also connects to a pre-existing sonic framework. “Every Pole record connects to recordings that I've made before,” Betke says, “in order to stay in this kind of vertical development. The ideas from 1, 2, 3 up to now are connected. I keep the interesting elements, languages and vocabulary that I designed and add new elements.” Fading follows the physical released on Mute of remastered versions of his iconic albums 1, 2, 3 to much acclaim.

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Matt says: With me and Barry both long term fans, Pole is a long-serving pioneer of dub-techno, glitch and freestyle electronix. He's lost of his pizaza and originality on this new LP.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1 Drifting
                                      2 Tangente
                                      3 Erinnerung
                                      4 Traum
                                      5 Tölpel
                                      6 Röschen
                                      7 Nebelkrähe
                                      8 Fading

                                      A Certain Ratio

                                      Berlin

                                        ‘Berlin’ is the second single to be taken from the new A Certain Ratio album ‘ACR Loco’, a remarkable piece of work that is steeped in 40 years of ACR DNA.

                                        Includes the original version of ‘Dirty Boy’.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Berlin
                                        Dirty Boy (Original)

                                        Yann Tiersen

                                        Lagniappe Session

                                          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE OCTOBER 24TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
                                          LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                          Yann Tiersen’s Lagniappe Session is a special limited edition 12” of 3 tracks recorded for the Los Angeles-based audio journal, Aquarium Drunkard. Originally created to support Yann’s most recent album, Portrait, where he re-recorded a number of tracks from throughout his career, these tracks all fit the mood of that recording and Yann’s most recent tours. Pieces that could be described as minimalist are uprooted and placed into entirely different realms, as Tiersen tackles a 16+ minute Steve Reich piece, a classic Françoise Hardy chanson, and a tune by country gospel musician E.C. Ball. In the hands of Tiersen all become transformed.

                                          Back with their first new album in 12 years, a confident and revitalised ACR jumped back into the studio following their most successful tour in over 20 years. 

                                          ACR Loco feels like an accumulation of ACR's DNA from point zero in 1977 through to 2020 and sounds like a band who have effortlessly perfected their craft. An album to dance to, cry to, fall in love to and most importantly, to party to. 

                                          ACR Loco by the core ACR members Jez Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson, are joined by long term partners Tony Quigley, Denise Johnson and Matt Steele, plus special guests Sink Ya Teeth’s Maria Uzor and Gemma Cullingford, Factory Floor’s Gabe Gurnsey and Manchester luminaries Mike Joyce and Eric Random.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1 Friends Around Us
                                          2 Bouncy Bouncy 
                                          3 Yo Yo Gi
                                          4 Supafreak
                                          5 Always In Love
                                          6 Family
                                          7 Get A Grip
                                          8 Berlin
                                          9 What’s Wrong
                                          10 Taxi Guy

                                          HAAi

                                          Put Your Head Above The Parakeets

                                            ‘Put Your Head Above The Parakeets’ is a brand new EP from HAAi, her second for Mute.  The EP features four brand new tracks including the pseudo title track ‘Head Above The Parakeets’, which exudes a woozy summery heat while ‘Rotating in Unison’ embraces positivity, written in response to this year’s enforced slowdown. The final two tracks take us back to the club, where HAAi is known for spinning genre-bending and spellbinding DJ sets.




                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                            Matt says: Twisting breakbeat, braindance, brutalist techno and IDM into an utterly postmodern sonic collage, HAAi brings the past into the future wonderfully on this fierce four tracker for Mute.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. Head Above The Parakeets
                                            2. Rotating In Unison
                                            3. Bon Viveur
                                            4. Bass Is The Place

                                            Goldfrapp

                                            Supernature - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

                                            Long-awaited vinyl reissue of Goldfrapp’s third album, “Supernature”. This new, collector’s edition of the album is transparent green vinyl, packaged in a gatefold sleeve with an exclusive art print of the original artwork.

                                            Originally “Supernature” marks the point when Goldfrapp brought their sound to an even wider global audience - the Grammy nominated album debuted at #2 in the UK Albums Chart and the album’s lead single, the pulsing, sophisticated, glam-pop dynamo “Ooh La La”, went straight to #4 in the UK Singles Chart.

                                            The album generated further hits in the form of “Number 1”, “Ride a White Horse” and “Fly Me Away”. Described by The Guardian as ‘a brash, beautiful celebration of love and dancing’, the album is a colossal, multi-layered, sonic-pop thriller, a radical, confident, bold record that took a joyous step forward from 2003’s Black Cherry.


                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Ooh La La (uk #4)
                                            Lovely 2 C U
                                            Ride A White Horse (uk #15)
                                            You Never Know
                                            Let It Take You
                                            Fly Me Away (uk #26)
                                            Slide In
                                            Koko
                                            Satin Chic
                                            Time Out From The World
                                            Number 1 (uk #9)

                                            Daniel Blumberg

                                            On&On

                                              On&On, is the brand new album from Daniel Blumberg. A 9-track song-cycle that confirms the London musician and visual artist as a unique creative force, pushing the art of song into expansive new territories.

                                              On&On - which follows 2018’s Minus, Blumberg’s debut for Mute - is a consolidation of the deconstructed song aesthetic he has developed, operating at the intersection between conventional song structures and free improvisation. Now he takes this further, incorporating recurring, shape-shifting motifs and at times dissolving the boundaries between songs altogether.

                                              Born out of live sessions with the same core group of players as Minus: Daniel Blumberg (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Ute Kanngiesser (cello), Billy Steiger (violin), Tom Wheatley (double bass) and Jim White (drums), with the addition of electronic maverick Elvin Brandhi (vocals). As such it represents a deepening of relationships and distillation of techniques for this tight-knit group of free-playing musicians, who are loosely based around Café OTO.

                                              The album is recorded by Peter Walsh (Scott Walker), who has captured the group’s extraordinary performances - encompassing the full expressive range of their instruments from softly-bowed melodies and tender vocal harmonies to rough-hewn scrapes, plucks and rattles - while the sound of the room and the outside world spill naturally into the sound field.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1 On&On
                                              2 Sidestep Summer
                                              3 On&On&On
                                              4 Bound
                                              5 Silence Breaker
                                              6 On&On&On&On
                                              7 Teethgritter
                                              8 On&On&On&On&On
                                              9 Pillow

                                              Nicolas Bougaïeff

                                              The Upward Spiral

                                                The Upward Spiral is Nicolas Bougaïeff’s debut fulllength album release on Mute, following the release of three EPs on the seminal electronic label’s techno offshoot, NovaMute.

                                                The new album explores elements of acid, techno and tempo modulation through a compositional lens, drawing on the Canadian-born, Berlin-based artist’s love for avant-garde forms and longstanding relationship with the electronic music community.

                                                Bougaïeff hails from diverse musical background, having studied in a conservatoire setting whilst foraying into anti-authoritarian rave culture. He is also a respected lecturer, regularly teaching masterclasses in composition and speaking at global events such as Mutek and Ableton Loop.
                                                Following the completion of his PhD on minimal techno at the University of Huddersfield, Bougaïeff designed the controllers for Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman Live tour, and co-founded Liine, the company behind the landmark music app Lemur used by astronaut Alexander Gerst on the International Space Station in a live jam with Kraftwerk.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1 Embrace Hope All Ye Who Enter Here
                                                A2 Thalassaophobia
                                                B1 The Upward Spiral
                                                B2 Inexadorable
                                                C1 Nexus
                                                C2 Flying High
                                                D1 Positive Altitude
                                                D2 Inward Megalith
                                                D3 Listen Carefully To The Heart Beat

                                                Various Artists

                                                Warm Leatherette (Re-Covered) (Love Record Stores Edition)

                                                  Love Record Stores Edition available from 9am on Saturday June 20th.
                                                  Limited to one per person.


                                                  Includes cover versions of Warm Leatherette by Laibach, Terence Fixmer, Chicks On Speed, Non and the original version by The Normal.


                                                  A Certain Ratio

                                                  Friends Around Us (Part 1 And 2) (Love Record Stores Edition)

                                                    Love Record Stores Edition available from 9am on Saturday June 20th.
                                                    Limited to one per person.


                                                    First new track in 12 years. White vinyl.

                                                    Pole

                                                    123

                                                      Pole, aka musician, producer and mastering engineer Stefan Betke releases the remastered reissues of his debut album releases, 1, 2 and 3 as a box set. Released on vinyl (for the first time in nearly 20 years) and CD (remastered since its 2008 reissue), the box set release marks 20 years since the trilogy was completed and a return to the label for the groundbreaking artist.

                                                      Pole 1 (1998), Pole 2 (1999) and Pole 3 (2000), originally released as three consecutive albums in their own right, and described by The Wire as “…a set of roadmaps for the soul”, are presented together to highlight Pole’s deliberate statement - reinforced by the titling of the albums and their minimalist monochrome cover art.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      POLE 1
                                                      1 Modul
                                                      2 Fragen
                                                      3 Kirschenessen
                                                      4 Lachen
                                                      5 Berlin
                                                      6 Tanzen
                                                      7 Fremd
                                                      8 Paula
                                                      9 Fliegen
                                                      10 Modul

                                                      POLE 2
                                                      1 Fahren
                                                      2 Stadt
                                                      3 Streit
                                                      4 Huckepack
                                                      5 Hafen
                                                      6 Weit

                                                      POLE 3
                                                      1 Silberfisch
                                                      2 Taxi
                                                      3 Karussel
                                                      4 Überfahrt
                                                      5 Rondell Zwei
                                                      6 Klettern
                                                      7 Strand
                                                      8 Fohlenfurz

                                                      VINYL BOX SET BONUS 12”
                                                      1 RAUM 1
                                                      2 RAUM 2

                                                      Mick Harvey

                                                      Waves Of Anzac / The Journey

                                                        Waves of Anzac / The Journey is Mick Harvey's first soundtrack release in over 10 years. The album features two recent soundtracks to powerful subject matters recorded by Mick Harvey. The first, Waves of Anzac looks at Sam Neill’s personal family history interwoven with the history of the First World War and the Anzacs through to the modern era while the second, The Journey, is a four-part composition released in support of #KidsOffNauru, a campaign working for the child refugees and people seeking asylum who find themselves in offshore detention.

                                                        Waves of Anzac is a 10-track score, created for the ABC documentary on forgotten war stories and lives lost, a personal history by the actor Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Piano) set against a contemporary increasingly divided political backdrop. ‘Why Anzac? with Sam Neill’ (Dir. KrivStenders, 2015) is named for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) who served together in the Gallipoli Campaign, their first engagement in World War I and continued as a military unit until after WW2. The film is a look at this pivotal point in our shared history, and the impact it still has on a personal and on a geopolitical level. Harvey recently examined this period via the prism of a fictional soldier/poet for his collaboration with Christopher Richard Barker, The Fall and Rise of Edgar Bourchier and the Horrors of War.

                                                        The Journey is a four-part composition, recorded with The Letter String Quartet, in support of people seeking asylum who have found themselves in Australia’s offshore detention program. The piece was composed as a study of the hardships endured by the detainees on Nauru, Manus Island and Christmas Island before and during their internment and as an expression of hope for a humane outcome to their plight. 


                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        CD:
                                                        1 After The Bomb
                                                        2 Turkish Theme
                                                        3 Waves Of Anzac
                                                        4 Archives
                                                        5 First Anniversary
                                                        6 The Lovells
                                                        7 The Somme
                                                        8 Poppies
                                                        9 In The Archives
                                                        10 The Cemetery
                                                        11 Modern War
                                                        12 Vietnam
                                                        13 Crete
                                                        14 Back At Kiatora
                                                        15 Waves Of Anzac (Reprise)
                                                        16 The Arch
                                                        17 Return To Anzac Cover
                                                        18 1000 Years On
                                                        19 The Build-Up
                                                        20 The Aftermath
                                                        21 The Ladies Room
                                                        22 The Journey Part 1 – Conflict
                                                        23 The Journey Part 2 – All At Sea
                                                        24 The Journey Part 3 – Capture (Not Real Refugees)
                                                        25 The Journey Part 4 - Hope

                                                        LP:
                                                        A1 Turkish Theme
                                                        A2 Waves Of Anzac
                                                        A3 First Anniversary
                                                        A4 The Somme
                                                        A5 Archives
                                                        A6 Poppies
                                                        A7 The Lovells
                                                        A8 The Cemetery
                                                        A9 Modern War
                                                        A10 Vietnam
                                                        B1 Crete
                                                        B2 Back At Kiatora
                                                        B3 The Arch
                                                        B4 Return To Anzac Cover
                                                        B5 The Journey Part 1 – Conflict
                                                        B6 The Journey Part 2 – All At Sea
                                                        B7 The Journey Part 3 – Capture (Not Real Refugees)
                                                        B8 The Journey Part 4 - Hope

                                                        Rowland S. Howard

                                                        Pop Crimes

                                                          Rowland S. Howard's importance to the world's musical landscape and Mute's history can not be understated. Rowland joined The Boys Next Door in 1978, a band formed by Nick Cave and Mick Harvey and is often sited as the catalyst that turned that band's sound into the force of nature that would become their new band The Birthday Party. After The Birthday Party split up in 1983, Nick Cave formed the Bad Seeds with Mick Harvey and Rowland formed the magnificent These Immortal Souls whilst also collaborating with Simon Bonney's Crime & The City Solution, Lydia Lunch, Nikki Sudden, Fad Gadget, Foetus, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Epic Soundtracks and Mick Harvey. Rowland sadly passed away in 2009 after recording his final solo album Pop Crimes, both this and Teenage Snuff Film have been unavailable physically outside of Australia for many years and both fetch high prices on Discogs and Ebay.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1 (I Know) A Girl Called Jonny
                                                          2 Shut Me Down
                                                          3 Life's What You Make It
                                                          4 Pop Crimes
                                                          5 Nothin
                                                          6 Wayward Man
                                                          7 Ave Maria
                                                          8 The Golden Age Of Bloodshed

                                                          Rowland S. Howard

                                                          Teenage Snuff Film

                                                            Rowland S. Howard's importance to the world's musical landscape and Mute's history can not be understated. Rowland joined The Boys Next Door in 1978, a band formed by Nick Cave and Mick Harvey and is often sited as the catalyst that turned that band's sound into the force of nature that would become their new band The Birthday Party. After The Birthday Party split up in 1983, Nick Cave formed the Bad Seeds with Mick Harvey and Rowland formed the magnificent These Immortal Souls whilst also collaborating with Simon Bonney's Crime & The City Solution, Lydia Lunch, Nikki Sudden, Fad Gadget, Foetus, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Epic Soundtracks and Mick Harvey. Rowland sadly passed away in 2009 after recording his final solo album Pop Crimes, both this and Teenage Snuff Film have been unavailable physically outside of Australia for many years and both fetch high prices on Discogs and Ebay.

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                                                            1 Dead Radio
                                                            2 Breakdown (And Then…)
                                                            3 She Cried
                                                            4 I Burnt Your Clothes
                                                            5 Exit Everything
                                                            6 Silver Chain
                                                            7 White Wedding
                                                            8 Undone
                                                            9 Autoluminescent
                                                            10 Sleep Alone

                                                            The Pop Group

                                                            Alien Blood

                                                              Alien Blood is the result of the band’s meticulous process of revisiting the original 2” tapes of their studio sessions and recordings, unearthing never-before-heard material, including the studio recording of ‘Kiss The Book’, gloves off version of ‘We Are Time (Ricochet)’, and ‘Words Disobey Me (Dennis The Menace Mix)’ whilst exposing the raw skeletons of iconic tracks such as the original velocity of ‘Thief of Fire (Bass Addict).’ Alien Blood reveals the life of Y before everything was finalized, exposing revelatory dimensions within these iconic works.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1 Kiss The Book
                                                              A2 Blood Money (Slow Thief)
                                                              A3 Don't Call Me Pain (First Mix)
                                                              A4 Words Disobey Me (Dennis The Menace Mix)
                                                              A5 We Are Time (Ricochet)
                                                              B1 Thief Of Fire (Bass Addict)
                                                              B2 Savage Sea (Sparse)
                                                              B3 Boys From Brazil (Ridge Reels)
                                                              B4 Snowgirl (Take 3)
                                                              B5 Don't Sell Your Dreams ('A' Mix)

                                                              The Pop Group

                                                              Y Live

                                                                The Y Live album is an essential addendum to the original release, one that captures all the fierce urgency of The Pop Group’s live performances at the time. Comprised of Y era recordings captured at a variety of locations including New York, Manchester & Brussels – the latter on a bill with William Burroughs and Joy Division – Y Live exemplifies what had proved so thrilling about The Pop Group. A snapshot of a time when the group were sharing stages with future acolytes including Cabaret Voltaire, Linton Kwesi Johnson & Public Image Ltd, Mark Stewart describes the recordings as attempts to ‘paint the impossible’.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                A1 Thief Of Fire (Live)
                                                                A2 Snowgirl (Live)
                                                                A3 Blood Money (Live)
                                                                A4 Savage Sea (Live)
                                                                A5 We Are Time (Live)
                                                                B1 Words Disobey Me (Live)
                                                                B2 Don't Call Me Pain (Live)
                                                                B3 Boys From Brazil (Live)
                                                                B4 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Live)

                                                                “If you live long enough, you see a lot of people drift in and out of your life,” says Lee Ranaldo, explaining one of the loose themes linking the adventurous pieces that compose his and collaborator RaülRefree’s electrifying new album: that of the ineffable course of time, and the lives that pass in and out of one’s own.

                                                                In a remarkable career that has seen him flourish as a songwriter, a singer, a guitarist, a noisemaker, a poet, a visual artist, a producer, and more, Ranaldo has seen many fellow quixotics – from his bandmates in Sonic Youth to this most recent collaboration with RaülRefree, whose restless career had taken him from hard-core bands in his youth, to the vanguard of a new movement redefining flamenco. One of the most renowned producers in southern Europe, his collaboration with Rosalíaon her debut album has shaped both the modern sound of flamenco and her new found stardom.

                                                                Following their collaborative work on 2017’s Electric Trim which saw Refree in the guise of producer and the subsequent tours supporting that album, they went back into the studio but the duo quickly realised they weren’t recording a new Lee Ranaldo solo album, but rather their first as Lee Ranaldo and Raul Refree – “the beginning of a new partnership, a new configuration’”, Ranaldo says. “We’re a two-headed machine,” adds Refree. “We’re both talking about everything. We don’t always agree on everything, but every song, every piece, every sound you hear comes from two people talking about it.”


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                                                                Alice, Etc
                                                                Words Out Of The Haze
                                                                New Brain Trajectory
                                                                Humps
                                                                Names Of North End Women
                                                                Light Years Out
                                                                The Art Of Losing
                                                                At The Forks 

                                                                Throbbing Gristle

                                                                A Souvenir Of Camber Sands

                                                                  Throbbing Gristle announce the next phase of their reissues series with the release of ‘Part Two: The Endless Not’ / ‘TG Now’ and ‘A Souvenir Of Camber Sands’. In 2004 Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson, Genesis P- Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti reformed - 23 years after their mission was originally terminated - and between 2004 and 2007 the band released 14 new studio tracks and a live album of their appearance at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas in Camber Sands.

                                                                  ‘A Souvenir Of Camber Sands’ is a live document of Throbbing Gristle’s performance at Jake and Dinos Chapman’s All Tomorrow's Parties Nightmare Before Christmas at Camber Sands in December 2004. Throbbing Gristle are renowned for their documentation of live performances - ‘TG24’ (which was reissued in 2002) and ‘TG+’ (released in 2004) collated their live recordings up until the band disbanded. This release reactivated the band’s live performance documentations that include ‘Thirty Second Annual Report’ (from La Villette, Paris) and the ‘Desertshore Installation’ (from the ICA, London).

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  LP
                                                                  Disc 1
                                                                  A1 P-A-D
                                                                  A2 What A Day
                                                                  B1 Greasy Spoon
                                                                  B2 Live Ray
                                                                  B3 Hamburger Lady
                                                                  Disc 2
                                                                  C1 Almost Like This (A Kiss)
                                                                  C2 Splitting Sky
                                                                  D1 Convincing People
                                                                  D2 Fed Up
                                                                  D3 Wall Of Sound

                                                                  CD
                                                                  Disc 1
                                                                  1 P-A-D
                                                                  2 What A Day
                                                                  3 Greasy Spoon
                                                                  4 Live Ray
                                                                  5 Hamburger Lady
                                                                  6 Almost Like This (A Kiss)
                                                                  Disc 2
                                                                  1 Splitting Sky
                                                                  2 Convincing People
                                                                  3 Fed Up
                                                                  4 Wall Of Sound

                                                                  Throbbing Gristle

                                                                  Part Two: The Endless Not / TG Now

                                                                    Previously released in 2007, their first full studio album for 25 years, the 12 years that have since past have not diluted it's impact and it stands holding the bands legacy intact and is now part of their classic catalogue. The album has not been available on vinyl for nearly 10 years.


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                                                                    Vinyl
                                                                    Part Two – The Endless Not:
                                                                    A1 Vow Of Silence
                                                                    A2 Rabbit Snare
                                                                    B1 Separated
                                                                    B2 Almost A Kiss
                                                                    B3 Greasy Spoon
                                                                    C1 Lyre Liar
                                                                    C2 Above The Below
                                                                    D1 Endless Not
                                                                    D2 The Worm Waits Its Turn
                                                                    D3 After The Fall
                                                                    TG Now:
                                                                    E1 X-Ray
                                                                    E2 Splitting Sky
                                                                    F1 Almost Like This
                                                                    F2 How Do You Deal

                                                                    CD
                                                                    CD 1 - Part Two – The Endless Not:
                                                                    1 Vow Of Silence
                                                                    2 Rabbit Snare
                                                                    3 Separated
                                                                    4 Almost A Kiss
                                                                    5 Greasy Spoon
                                                                    6 Lyre Liar
                                                                    7 Above The Below
                                                                    8 Endless Not
                                                                    9 The Worm Waits Its Turn
                                                                    10 After The Fall
                                                                    CD2 - TG Now:
                                                                    1 X-Ray
                                                                    2 Splitting Sky
                                                                    3 Almost Like This
                                                                    4 How Do You Deal

                                                                    Irmin Schmidt

                                                                    Villa Wunderbar

                                                                      Can founder's retrospective compilation album updated to include music from 5 Klavierstüke and released on vinyl for the first time. The compilation includes tracks such as Villa Wunderbar, Kick On The Floods and Bohemian Step, alongside remixes by Schmidt of two Can tracks, Alice and Last Night Sleep, as well extracts from his extensive soundtrack work. 


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                                                                      A1 Dreambite
                                                                      A2 Le Weekend
                                                                      A3 Rapido De Noir
                                                                      A4 Love
                                                                      B1 Villa Wunderbar
                                                                      B2 Time The Dreamkiller
                                                                      B3 Fledermenschen
                                                                      C1 Burning Straw In Sky
                                                                      C2 Kick On The Floods
                                                                      D1 Fuchsia's Song - Rainbow Party
                                                                      D2 Ensemble: Joy
                                                                      D3 Klavierstuck V
                                                                      E1 Flavia Theme
                                                                      E2 Quattrocanti (Dream Theme IV)
                                                                      E3 Fresco & Finale (Flavia Theme III & IV)
                                                                      E4 Zicke Zick
                                                                      E5 Schneeland
                                                                      E6 Dangerous
                                                                      F1 Rote Erde (Titel Musik)
                                                                      F2 Es Geht Ein Schnitter
                                                                      F3 Bohemian Step
                                                                      F4 Roll On Euphrates
                                                                      G1 Solo
                                                                      G2 Aller Tage Abend Walzer
                                                                      G3 Morning In Berlin
                                                                      G4 Geisterlied
                                                                      H1 Verdi Prati Valse
                                                                      H2 Messer Im Kopf
                                                                      H3 Lied Vom Verschwinden
                                                                      H4 Alice (artist Can, Remix By Irmin Schmidt)
                                                                      H5 Last Night Sleep (artist Can, Remix By Irmin Schmidt) 

                                                                      Plunge Remix is a new compilation of remixed Fever Ray songs. Fever Ray is the solo project of the Knife’s Karin Dreijer and ‘Plunge’ was the first release in eight years since her celebrated self-titled debut in 2009. Remixers were chosen with the goal of creating music for Fever Ray to dance to. Released over a period of almost two years, the tracks will now sit together for the first time. The A-side opens with the full throttle electro-house of Tami T's remix of "Mustn't Hurry", before Bunny Michael incorporates future proofed R&B and footwork into a fresh mix of "IDK About You", a perfect companion to the psychedelic freakout Faka cooks up on the A3. On the B-side, Karin's bro and Knife companion Olof Dreijer gets slinky with a wonderful organic techno mix of "Wanna Sip", fellow art-synther Glasser conjures an epic space-synth translation of "Falling" while Sissel Wincent merges trance and techno in a huge floor melter to close the side. The intensity continues on the C1 as r&S affiliate Paula Temple slams a Berghain sized wrecking ball through "This Country", before a stepping UK bass styled mix from Aasthma offers a bit of rhythmic variation. Lisbon's usually breakneck DJ Marfox sticks to a relatively stately 130 with a bleeping twist on "Plunge" which manages to sound like a lost UR set from a Portuguese slum, while personal favourite Tzusing closes the package out with a chugging industrial incarnation of "Mustn't Hurry" tailor made for our current dystopia.

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                                                                      LP
                                                                      1. Mustn’t Hurry (Tami T Remix)
                                                                      2. IDK About You (Bunny Michael Remix)
                                                                      3. Plunge (Faka Remix)
                                                                      4. Wanna Sip (Olof Dreijer Remix)
                                                                      5. Falling (Glasser Remix)
                                                                      6. Wanna Sip (Sissel Wincent Remix)
                                                                      7. This Country (Paula Temple’s DESTROY Remix)
                                                                      8. Mustn’t Hurry (Aasthma’s Remix)
                                                                      9. Plunge (DJ Marfox Remix)
                                                                      10. Mustn’t Hurry (Tzusing Remix)

                                                                      CD
                                                                      1. Mustn’t Hurry (Tami T Remix)
                                                                      2. To The Moon And Back (Los XL Remix)
                                                                      3. Wanna Sip (Olof Dreijer Remix)
                                                                      4. Falling (Glasser Remix)
                                                                      5. Mustn’t Hurry (Dinamarca Remix)
                                                                      6. To The Moon And Back (Jowaa Remix)
                                                                      7. Wanna Sip (Sissel Wincent Remix)
                                                                      8. IDK About You (Bunny Michael Remix)
                                                                      9. To The Moon And Back (NAR Remix)
                                                                      10. Mustn’t Hurry (Lao Remix)
                                                                      11. This Country Makes It Hard TO Fuck (Björk Remix)
                                                                      12. IDK About You (rip ME ReWORK)
                                                                      13. Mustn’t Hurry (Tzusing Remix)
                                                                      14. Plunge (Faka Remix)
                                                                      15. I’m Not Done (Still Not Done Mix)
                                                                      16. This Country (Paula Temple’s DESTROY Remix)
                                                                      17. Plunge (DJ Marfox Remix)
                                                                      18. I’m Not Done (Still Not Done Dancing Mix)

                                                                      Portrait. A collection of brand-new analogue recreations of songs from throughout Yann Tiersen’s career - 25 tracks including 3 new songs. Recorded in Yann’s home studio in Ushant with an array of collaborators. Features 3 tracks originally featured on the Amelie From Montmartre soundtrack including Yann’s signature tune, ‘Comptined’UnAutreÉté (L’Après-Midi)’. Includes collaborations with John Grant, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Blonde Redhead and Stephen O’Malley from Sunn O)))

                                                                      All vinyl editions will be packaged with an exclusive 7” single including alternative versions of ‘Comptined’UnAutreÉté (L’ Après-Midi)’ from the Amelie From Montmartresoundtrack and the title track from his debut album, Waltz of the Monsters. These versions will be exclusive to the vinyl and not available anywhere else.


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                                                                      Barry says: One of the most legendary voices in modern classical and sountrackery (who could forget the 2001's 'Amélie'?) joins us with his most recent outing, a revisiting of some of his most unforgettable moments, and joined by some of the most important voices in modern music (John Grant, Stephen O'Malley of Sunn, Blonde Redhead etc.) a stunning collection, and yet more proof Tiersen stands as the figurehead he does today.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      A1 Introductory Movement (Feat. Stephen O’Malley)
                                                                      A2 The Long Road
                                                                      A3 Monochrome (Feat. Gruff Rhys)
                                                                      A4 Chapter 19
                                                                      B1 Rue Des Cascades
                                                                      B2 The Old Man Still Wants It
                                                                      B3 Gwennilied (Feat. Emilie Tiersen)
                                                                      B4 Prad (Feat. Stephen O’Malley)
                                                                      C1 Diouz An Noz (Feat. Emilie Tiersen&ÓlavurJákupsson)
                                                                      C2 PorzGoret
                                                                      C3 La Dispute
                                                                      C4 Pell (Feat. Emilie Tiersen)
                                                                      D1 Erc’h (Feat. ÓlavurJákupsson)
                                                                      D2 The Wire (Sur Le Fil)
                                                                      D3 The Waltz Of The Monsters
                                                                      D4 Closer (Feat. Blonde Redhead)
                                                                      E1 Naval
                                                                      E2 The Jetty
                                                                      E3 Koad (Feat. ÓlavurJákupsson)
                                                                      E4 Prayer No.2
                                                                      E5 Gronjord (Feat. ÓlavurJákupsson)
                                                                      F1 Kala (Feat. ÓlavurJákupsson)
                                                                      F2 Comptined’UnAutreÉté (L’Après-Midi)
                                                                      F3 Tempelhof (Part 2)
                                                                      F4 Thinking Like A Mountain (Feat. John Grant & Stephen O’Malley)
                                                                      G1 Comptined’UnAutreÉté (L’Après-Midi) [Harpsichord Version]
                                                                      H1 The Waltz Of The Monsters [Harpsichord Version]

                                                                      The Pop Group

                                                                      Y - Definitive Edition

                                                                        This is the 40th Anniversary Edition of The Pop Group’s highly influential and innovative debut album ‘Y’ released in 1979, remastered (from the original tapes) and cut half speed at Abbey Road.

                                                                        The Pop Group’s Y regularly appears in ‘Greatest Album’ lists - such as Pitchfork’s Greatest Albums of the 70’s where it is listed at #35, The Wire’s 100 Most Important Records Ever Made and Uncut Magazine’s 100 Greatest Debut Albums. The Vinyl and CD deluxe sets will include the debut single 'She Is Beyond Good And Evil' (also remastered). The package will also include the 10 track album Alien Blood, and the album titled Y Live.

                                                                        Alien Blood is the result of the band’s meticulous process of revisiting the original 2” tapes of their studio sessions and recordings, unearthing never-before-heard material, including the studio recording of ‘Kiss The Book’, gloves off version of ‘We Are Time (Ricochet)’, and ‘Words Disobey Me (Dennis The Menace Mix)’ whilst exposing the raw skeletons of iconic tracks such as the original velocity of ‘Thief of Fire (Bass Addict).’ Alien Blood reveals the life of Y before everything was finalized, exposing revelatory dimensions within these iconic works.

                                                                        The Y Live album is an essential addendum to the original release, one that captures all the fierce urgency of The Pop Group’s live performances at the time. Comprised of Y era recordings captured at a variety of locations including New York, Manchester & Brussels – the latter on a bill with William Burroughs and Joy Division – Y Live exemplifies what had proved so thrilling about The Pop Group. A snapshot of a time when the group were sharing stages with future acolytes including Cabaret Voltaire, Linton Kwesi Johnson & Public Image Ltd, Mark Stewart describes the recordings as attempts to ‘paint the impossible’.

                                                                        The Pop Group went on to release 2 further singles, We Are All Prostitutes and Where There Is A Will (Split single with the Slits) and 1 further studio album For How Much Do We Tolerate Mass Murder, before splitting up in 1981. Mark Stewart from the band embarked on a solo career releasing his pioneering album Learning To Cope With Cowardice in 1983. Gareth Sager and Bruce Smith went on to form Rip Rig & Panic alongside Neneh Cherry. The Pop Group reformed in 2010 to tour and have since released 2 new studio albums.

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                                                                        Vinyl Box Set Tracklist

                                                                        Y (Remastered + Cut Using Half Speed Mastering At Abbey Road)
                                                                        A1 Thief Of Fire (Remastered)
                                                                        A2 Snowgirl (Remastered)
                                                                        A3 Blood Money (Remastered)
                                                                        A4 Savage Sea (Remastered)
                                                                        A5 We Are Time (Remastered)
                                                                        B1 Words Disobey Me (Remastered)
                                                                        B2 Don't Call Me Pain (Remastered)
                                                                        B3 Boys From Brazil (Remastered)
                                                                        B4 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Remastered)

                                                                        She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
                                                                        A1 She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
                                                                        B1 3:38 (Remastered)

                                                                        Alien Blood
                                                                        A1 Kiss The Book
                                                                        A2 Blood Money (Slow Thief)
                                                                        A3 Don't Call Me Pain (First Mix)
                                                                        A4 Words Disobey Me (Dennis The Menace Mix)
                                                                        A5 We Are Time (Ricochet)
                                                                        B1 Thief Of Fire (Bass Addict)
                                                                        B2 Savage Sea (Sparse)
                                                                        B3 Boys From Brazil (Ridge Reels)
                                                                        B4 Snowgirl (Take 3)
                                                                        B5 Don't Sell Your Dreams ('A' Mix)

                                                                        Y - Live
                                                                        A1 Thief Of Fire (Live)
                                                                        A2 Snowgirl (Live)
                                                                        A3 Blood Money (Live)
                                                                        A4 Savage Sea (Live)
                                                                        A5 We Are Time (Live)
                                                                        B1 Words Disobey Me (Live)
                                                                        B2 Don't Call Me Pain (Live)
                                                                        B3 Boys From Brazil (Live)
                                                                        B4 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Live)

                                                                        3CD Set Tracklist

                                                                        CD1 

                                                                        1 Thief Of Fire (Remastered)
                                                                        2 Snowgirl (Remastered)
                                                                        3 Blood Money (Remastered)
                                                                        4 Savage Sea (Remastered)
                                                                        5 We Are Time (Remastered)
                                                                        6 Words Disobey Me (Remastered)
                                                                        7 Don't Call Me Pain (Remastered)
                                                                        8 Boys From Brazil (Remastered)
                                                                        9 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Remastered)
                                                                        10 She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
                                                                        11 3:38 (Remastered)

                                                                        CD2 Alien Blood
                                                                        1 Kiss The Book
                                                                        2 Don't Call Me Pain (First Mix)
                                                                        3 Thief Of Fire (Bass Addict)
                                                                        4 Words Disobey Me (Dennis The Menace Mix)
                                                                        5 Don't Sell Your Dreams ('A' Mix)
                                                                        6 Boys From Brazil (Ridge Reels)
                                                                        7 Savage Sea (Sparse)
                                                                        8 Snowgirl (Take 3)
                                                                        9 Blood Money (Slow Thief)
                                                                        10 We Are Time (Ricochet)

                                                                        CD3 Y - Live
                                                                        1 Thief Of Fire (Live)
                                                                        2 Snowgirl (Live)
                                                                        3 Blood Money (Live)
                                                                        4 Savage Sea (Live)
                                                                        5 We Are Time (Live)
                                                                        6 Words Disobey Me (Live)
                                                                        7 Don't Call Me Pain (Live)
                                                                        8 Boys From Brazil (Live)
                                                                        9 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Live)

                                                                        Y is the highly influential and innovative debut album by The Pop Group, released in 1979. In the same year The Pop Group released their single She is Beyond Good & Evil / 3:38.

                                                                        The band went on to release 2 further singles, We Are All Prostitutes and Where There Is A Will (Split single with the Slits) and 1 further studio album For How Much Do We Tolerate Mass Murder, before splitting up in 1981.

                                                                        Frontman, Mark Stewart embarked on a solo career releasing his pioneering album Learning To Live Cope Cowardice in 1983. Gareth Sager and Bruce Smith went on to form Rip Rig & Panic alongside Neneh Cherry.

                                                                        The Pop Group reformed in 2010 to tour and have since released 2 new studio albums.

                                                                        The Pop Group’s Y regularly appears in ‘Greatest Album’ lists - such as Pitchfork’s Greatest Albums of the 70’s where it is listed at #35, The Wire’s 100 Most Important Records Ever Made and Uncut Magazine’s 100 Greatest Debut Albums.

                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Laura says: "She Is Beyond Good And Evil" was my first introduction to the Pop Group in the late 80s at indie night The Wilde Club. On the strength of that track I bought this LP and played it to death and it remains one of my favourite albums. Now remastered it also includes a 12” of the track that made me fall for them them in the first place. Totally uncompromising post-punk genius!

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Vinyl Tracklist
                                                                        A1 Thief Of Fire (Remastered)
                                                                        A2 Snowgirl (Remastered)
                                                                        A3 Blood Money (Remastered)
                                                                        A4 Savage Sea (Remastered)
                                                                        A5 We Are Time (Remastered)
                                                                        B1 Words Disobey Me (Remastered)
                                                                        B2 Don't Call Me Pain (Remastered)
                                                                        B3 Boys From Brazil (Remastered)
                                                                        B4 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Remastered)

                                                                        12”
                                                                        A1 She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
                                                                        B1 3:38 (Remastered)

                                                                        CD Tracklist
                                                                        1 Thief Of Fire (Remastered)
                                                                        2 Snowgirl (Remastered)
                                                                        3 Blood Money (Remastered)
                                                                        4 Savage Sea (Remastered)
                                                                        5 We Are Time (Remastered)
                                                                        6 Words Disobey Me (Remastered)
                                                                        7 Don't Call Me Pain (Remastered)
                                                                        8 Boys From Brazil (Remastered)
                                                                        9 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Remastered)
                                                                        10 She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
                                                                        11 3:38 (Remastered) 

                                                                        Swans

                                                                        Leaving Meaning.

                                                                          'Leaving meaning.' is the band’s fifteenth studio album, the follow up to 2016’s 'The Glowing Man'. Written and produced by Michael Gira, the album features contributions from recent and former Swans, members of Angels of Light as well as Anna and Maria von Hausswolff, Ben Frost, The Necks, Baby Dee and Jennifer Gira.

                                                                          Michael Gira explains, “leaving meaning. is the first Swans album to be released since I dissolved the lineup of musicians that constituted Swans from 2010 – 2017. Swans is now comprised of a revolving cast of musicians, selected for both their musical and personal character, chosen according to what I intuit best suits the atmosphere in which I’d like to see the songs I’ve written presented. In collaboration with me, the musicians, through their personality, skill and taste, contribute greatly to the arrangement of the material. They’re all people whose work I admire and whose company I personally enjoy.”


                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                          Barry says: Michael Gira is a man who clearly can't quit (nor should he). Having given up on the band a number of times, in the midst smashing out some truly amazing albums, he always returns. This iteration of the band includes all the sounds we'd expect from Gira but bolstered by the perfectly selected cast of collaborators and co-conspirators.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          LP
                                                                          A1 Annaline
                                                                          A2 The Hanging Man
                                                                          A3 Amnesia
                                                                          B1 Leaving Meaning
                                                                          B2 Sunfucker
                                                                          C1 Hums
                                                                          C2 Cathedrals Of Heaven
                                                                          C3 The Nub
                                                                          D1 It's Coming It's Real
                                                                          D2 What Is This?
                                                                          D3 My Phantom Limb

                                                                          CD
                                                                          CD1
                                                                          1 Hums
                                                                          2 Annaline
                                                                          3 The Hanging Man
                                                                          4 Amnesia
                                                                          5 Leaving Meaning
                                                                          6 Sunfucker
                                                                          CD2
                                                                          1 Cathedrals Of Heaven
                                                                          2 The Nub
                                                                          3 It's Coming It's Real
                                                                          4 Some New Things
                                                                          5 What Is This?
                                                                          6 My Phantom Limb

                                                                          Throbbing Gristle

                                                                          Throbbing Gristle’s Greatest Hits

                                                                            Genesis P. Orridge was the Frank Zappa of experimental electronic music, exploring virtually every notion and idea of performance that he could possibly muster. And his period with Throbbing Gristle resulted in some of the most dense and difficult music to ever see the light of day, a staggering thought even decades after the band's demise. Turning the idea of rock music on its head and injecting it with a lethal dose of electronica, Gristle was light years ahead of its time and suffered endless persecution from the British government because of their wild ideas. On this ironically titled collection, the band offers 11 tracks that plant the seeds for a number of genres. Synth pop is here in the primal, awkward guise of "Adrenalin," while "Hot on the Heels of Love" may be one of the very first techno songs ever. "Subhuman" would set the standard for the type of ranting industrial rock that Skinny Puppy and Ministry would actually have to water down, and "Six Six Sixties" is the sort of guitar-driven noise narrative which would later find brief popularity with the New York City art rock scene.  Standing heads and tails above the rest of their contemporaries, this is the best place to first discover Throbbing Gristle's difficult but rewarding body of work. Anyone with even a passing interest in unusual and experimental music would do themselves a big favor by checking this out.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            LP / CD1:
                                                                            1 Hamburger Lady
                                                                            2 Hot On The Heels Of Love
                                                                            3 Subhuman
                                                                            4 AB/7A
                                                                            5 Six Six Sixties
                                                                            6 Blood On The Floor
                                                                            7 20 Jazz Funk Greats
                                                                            8 TiabGuls
                                                                            9 United
                                                                            10 What A Day
                                                                            11 Adrenalin & Dialogue

                                                                            CD2:
                                                                            1 The Old Man Smiled (Alt Mix)
                                                                            2 Zyklon B Zombie B
                                                                            3 Dead On Arrival
                                                                            4 We Hate You (Little Girls)
                                                                            5 Five Knuckle Shuffle
                                                                            6 Discipline (Berlin – Edit)
                                                                            7 Persuasion
                                                                            8 AB7A (AB7B Mix)
                                                                            9 Distant Dreams (Part Two)

                                                                            Cabaret Voltaire

                                                                            Chance Versus Causality

                                                                              Chance versus Causality is a previously Previously unreleased soundtrack by industrial electronic pioneers Cabaret Voltaire, to 16mm film For Two Projectors by Babeth Mondini from 1979.

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


                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1 Part 1
                                                                              2 Part 2
                                                                              3 Part 3
                                                                              4 Part 4
                                                                              5 Part 5
                                                                              6 Part 6
                                                                              7 Part 7

                                                                              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.


                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1 Turning The Mind
                                                                                A2 I Dream Of Crystal
                                                                                A3 Let Go Of The Fear
                                                                                A4 Valium In The Sunshine
                                                                                B1 Papercuts
                                                                                B2 Love Will Come
                                                                                B3 Everything Is Shattering
                                                                                B4 Nothing
                                                                                C1 The Note (These Videos)
                                                                                C2 Chemeleon
                                                                                C3 Die Happy, Die Smiling
                                                                                C4 Without You

                                                                                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.


                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  A1 So Low, So High
                                                                                  A2 You Don’t Know Her Name
                                                                                  A3 Elouise
                                                                                  A4 It Will Find You
                                                                                  B1 Glory Verse
                                                                                  B2 Liquid Sugar
                                                                                  B3 To The Sky
                                                                                  B4 Back + Forth
                                                                                  C1 Lost My Soul
                                                                                  C2 Don’t Fear
                                                                                  C3 When You Leave

                                                                                  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.


                                                                                    New Order

                                                                                    ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes..

                                                                                      In June 2017, New Order returned to the stage at Manchester’s Old Granada Studios where Joy Division made their television debut on Tony Wilson’s So It Goes programme in 1978. For the celebrated show ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes .., New Order deconstructed, rethought and rebuilt a wealth of material from throughout their career: familiar and obscure, old and new.

                                                                                      Featuring tracks such as Disorder, from Joy Divisions Unknown Pleasures and not played live for 30 years, up to 2015’s Plastic from New Order’s critically acclaimed Top 5 album Music Complete - this is the perfect document of those magical 5 nights. The album was recorded live on 13th July 2017 and includes the full show and encore plus 3 additional tracks recorded over the residency to give listeners a full representation of the breadth of material performed. 

                                                                                      This special series of intimate shows took over Stage 1 of Manchester’s iconic Old Granada Studios for five nights in June 2017. Created in collaboration with visual artist Liam Gillick, who has previously presented solo exhibitions at venues such as Tate Britain and MoMA in New York; and orchestrated by composer-arranger Joe Duddell, a fellow son of Manchester and a frequent collaborator with the band, the live show was performed by the band with a 12-strong synthesiser ensemble from the Royal Northern College of Music. 

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                      Barry says: Mute present this essential landmark in New Order's lineage with this 2CD / 3LP set from MIF almost exactly 2 years ago. The catalogue is given a renewed and invigorated twist, showing another side to an already venerable set of classic songs. An essential piece for any fans, and another reason New Order retain the status they've held for so long.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1 Times Change (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      2 Who's Joe (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      3 Dream Attack (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      4 Disorder (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      5 Ultraviolence (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      6 In A Lonely Place (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      7 All Day Long (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      8 Shellshock (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      9 Guilt Is A Useless Emotion (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      10 Subculture (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      11 Bizarre Love Triangle (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      12 Vanishing Point (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      13 Plastic (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      14 Your Silent Face (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      15 Decades (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      16 Elegia (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      17 Heart & Soul (Live At MIF)
                                                                                      18 Behind Closed Doors (Live At MIF)

                                                                                      ‘Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.’ is a career-defining, ambitious album that sees the bedroom producer step out of the bedroom with his most collaborative project to date, including work with classical ensemble The Echo Collective, percussionists and guest vocalists from across the world.

                                                                                      These stunning, immersive and impressionistic songs, scored and produced by Maps himself, are inspired by an orchestral approach and by the rolling Northamptonshire countryside beyond the window of his studio, which provides peace, isolation and inspiration.

                                                                                      “I wanted to push everything to the limit with this record, and explore new territory for Maps. The orchestral instrumentation and addition of other musicians and singers played a huge part in finding the purer and more human emotion I was searching for. I learnt the violin as I was growing up, so I’m glad it finally came in useful!” (Maps)

                                                                                      Three years in the making, ‘Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.’ is informed by the richness of life experience. It is an album he could only have made now and one that represents a creative reinvention for Maps.


                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                      Barry says: Chapman has created his opus here, swinging from soaring anthemic rock to brittle shoegazing ambience in the blink of an eye, but bolseted throughout with a firm emphasis on driven percussion and shimmering synths to keep things moving forward in spectacular fashion. A shining and spine-tingling collection, an absolute career high.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1 Surveil
                                                                                      2 Both Sides
                                                                                      3 Howl Around
                                                                                      4 Wildfire
                                                                                      5 Just Reflecting
                                                                                      6 She Sang To Me
                                                                                      7 Sophia
                                                                                      8 The Plans We Made
                                                                                      9 New Star
                                                                                      10 You Exist In Everything

                                                                                      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’.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Nodes - 1973
                                                                                        Head Less - 1974
                                                                                        Hegel Vogt - 1974
                                                                                        Null - 1974
                                                                                        Runclodler - 1974
                                                                                        Hexfoil - 1975
                                                                                        Jet Age - 1975
                                                                                        Warm Hair - 1975
                                                                                        Variables - 1976
                                                                                        Wybbel - 1976
                                                                                        Black Powder - 1977
                                                                                        Ghost Trains - 1977
                                                                                        See Sick - 1977

                                                                                        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.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          Pantavistiq
                                                                                          Pulsec
                                                                                          Solomo
                                                                                          Lixiez
                                                                                          TVX
                                                                                          Chakutut
                                                                                          Versix
                                                                                          Sublev
                                                                                          Domank
                                                                                          Disobedient Redux

                                                                                          Chris Carter

                                                                                          Mondo Beat

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

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            Moonlight
                                                                                            Real Life
                                                                                            Noevil
                                                                                            Mondo B
                                                                                            Nobadhairdo
                                                                                            Beyond Temptation

                                                                                            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.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              Arcadia
                                                                                              Praxiz
                                                                                              Klypp'D
                                                                                              Non-Pop
                                                                                              Reazymn
                                                                                              Soho… 3am
                                                                                              Small Moon Redux

                                                                                              Simon Bonney

                                                                                              Past, Present, Future

                                                                                                ‘Past, Present, Future’ features songs from Simon Bonney’s last two albums, ‘Forever’ (1992) and ‘Everyman’ (1994), as well as six unreleased tracks, including his cover of Scott Walker’s ‘Duchess’.

                                                                                                Speaking to Billboard, he explains “It’s a very dynamic period in the world; a lot of people are feeling that they’re struggling to see how the future will unfold for them and whether or not they’ll have a place in the future. And that’s what a lot of these songs are about.”

                                                                                                At the age of 16, Simon Bonney formed Crime And The City Solution in an abandoned building in Sydney’s business district. The band embodied the post punk ethos of nihilism and alienation and Simon’s lyrics and music were informed in part by life as a 14-year-old runaway in 1970’s Kings Cross, Sydney’s red-light district. In 1984, after a move to London, Simon formed a new incarnation of the band with Bad Seed Mick Harvey, Rowland S Howard (The Birthday Party), Harry Howard (These Immortal Souls) and Epic Soundtracks (Swell Maps). After four beautifully chaotic records, a run of cacophonous live shows in Europe and the US and a standout performance in Wim Wenders’ 1980s masterpiece ‘Wings Of Desire’, the band broke up and Simon and Mick relocated to West Berlin. Here Simon would form the longest lasting line up, the Berlin Crime And The City Solution, which featured Simon, Mick, Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten), Bronwyn Adams, Thomas Stern and Chrislo Hass (DAF). From the band’s first offering, ‘Shine’, through their final album, ‘The Adversary Live’, the band was championed by influential journalists, with its albums regularly showing up in the Best Of lists.

                                                                                                In 1992, with Crime And The City Solution on hiatus, Simon moved to the US on an impulse, stayed for a decade and released two records; the much loved and very personal ‘Forever’ and the socio-political ‘Everyman’, a record that has grown in relevance as rapid change and social dislocation has increased.

                                                                                                In imagining the perfect soundtrack to these observations, he turned to the melancholy and plaintive sounds of dobro and lap steel of 1970s country music, the sound of longing for the familiar, for security and stability, songs about family and belonging, memories of a childhood farm in Tasmania. The result was two country tinged, compassionate and prescient portraits of life in late 20th Century America through Tasmanian eyes.

                                                                                                His path led him into outback Australia, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh - a life rich in extremes of colour and conflict, of trauma, of humanity and inhumanity, of power and powerlessness. It was not always easy to witness and eventually, as happens with all that walk this road, he had seen too much and it was time to stop. It was time to re-embrace something simple, something personal - his music. He pulled tapes from shoeboxes and listened to the old albums as well as tracks recorded for an unreleased album, ‘Eyes Of Blue’, recorded in Detroit with a band featuring Matt Smith (Outrageous Cherry, the Volbeats), Troy Gregory (the Dirtbombs, Electric Six, Killing Joke) and a guest appearance by Chuck Prophet and found that, far from sounding nostalgic, they sounded fresh and every bit as relevant - if not more relevant - than when he had recorded them.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Ravenswood
                                                                                                Don’t Walk Away From Love
                                                                                                There Can Only Be One
                                                                                                Where Trouble Is Easier To Find
                                                                                                A Sweet Kind Of Pain
                                                                                                Everyman
                                                                                                Duchess
                                                                                                The Great Survivor
                                                                                                Forever
                                                                                                Annabelle Lee
                                                                                                Eyes Of Blue
                                                                                                Can't Believe Anymore

                                                                                                Suicide

                                                                                                Dream Baby Dream (RSD19 EDITION)

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

                                                                                                  “THE BAND THAT WILL ALWAYS SOUND LIKE THE FUTURE” - Dangerous Minds. The classic Suicide ‘Dream Baby Dream’ single (originally released 1979) is re-issued exclusively for Record Store Day 2019. Released on 12”

                                                                                                  Yazoo

                                                                                                  You And Me Both

                                                                                                    Over 35 years since their formation, Yazoo - Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet - are still acclaimed as one of the UK’s greatest pop duos. During their short time together they made two classic albums Upstairs At Eric's and You And Me Both, released seminal hit singles ‘Only You’, ‘Don't Go’, ‘Situation’ and ‘Nobody's Diary’ and toured before disbanding in 1983. Their legacy was a sentiment and a sonic style which sent shock waves through the early-80s charts and continues to be heard in the latest pop hits and throughout contemporary electronica.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    Side 1:
                                                                                                    1. Nobody's Diary (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                    2. Softly Over (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                    3. Sweet Thing (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                    4. Mr Blue (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                    5. Good Times (2018 - Remaster)

                                                                                                    Side 2:
                                                                                                    1. Walk Away From Love (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                    2. Ode To Boy (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                    3. Unmarked (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                    4. Anyone (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                    5. Happy People (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                    6. And On (2018 - Remaster)

                                                                                                    Written and recorded over a seven year period, "The Quanta Series" tracks K Á R Y Y N’s movements across continents on a voyage of self-examination. Beginning in 2011 following the death of two relatives in Aleppo, K Á R Y Y N left her native LA for Cherry Valley, upstate New York to process her grief in seclusion. During the 18 months she lived in Cherry Valley, K Á R Y Y N wrote two songs for "The Quanta Series". The first was a visceral, emotional piece recorded in one take called "Today I Read Your Life Story 11:11". The second, a musing on impermanence and understanding the impact of our choices called "Segment & The Line".

                                                                                                    Over the years that followed, K Á R Y Y N spent time living in Berlin where she wrote "Purgatory!, a song inspired by a memory from her childhood spent in the Forty Mountains of Idlib province in Syria. As she travelled, she found inspiration everywhere, leaning into her own familial legacy, feelings of grief and love and observations on human interaction. A deep connection to her lineage is a concurrent theme in K Á R Y Y N’s work, with an interpretation of traditional Armenian folk song "Ambets Gorav" present on the album plus a beautiful choral patchwork called "Mirror Me" providing an introspective break in the album - a track about 'facing yourself, the good, the bad; searching for the parts in us that have been lost.'


                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                    Barry says: With shimmering, echoed reverb and tentatively delivered vocal shards, K A R Y Y N has crafted a stunningly original juxtaposition of choral ambience and direct, modern electronics. Rife with changes in pace and unexpected slabs of withering gloom before launching once again into a euphoric resolution. It's a gorgeous LP and one that reveals more on every subsequent listen.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1 Ever
                                                                                                    2 Yajna
                                                                                                    3 Purgatory
                                                                                                    4 Binary
                                                                                                    5 Ambets Gorav
                                                                                                    6 Un-c2-see
                                                                                                    7 Mirror Me
                                                                                                    8 Cytokinesis
                                                                                                    9 Aleppo
                                                                                                    10 Today I Read Your Life Story 11 11
                                                                                                    11 Segment& The Line

                                                                                                    Yazoo

                                                                                                    Upstairs At Eric's

                                                                                                      Over 35 years since their formation, Yazoo - Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet - are still acclaimed as one of the UK’s greatest pop duos. During their short time together they made two classic albums Upstairs At Eric's and You And Me Both, released seminal hit singles ‘Only You’, ‘Don't Go’, ‘Situation’ and ‘Nobody's Diary’ and toured before disbanding in 1983. Their legacy was a sentiment and a sonic style which sent shock waves through the early-80s charts and continues to be heard in the latest pop hits and throughout contemporary electronica.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Side 1:
                                                                                                      1. Don't Go (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                      2. Too Pieces (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                      3. Bad Connection (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                      4. I Before E Except After C (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                      5. Midnight (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                      6. In My Room (2018 - Remaster)

                                                                                                      Side 2:
                                                                                                      1. Only You (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                      2. Goodbye 70's (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                      3. Tuesday (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                      4. Winter Kills (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                      5. Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I) [2018 - Remaster]

                                                                                                      Apparat

                                                                                                      LP5

                                                                                                        "LP5" is Apparat’s first release since 2013’s "Krieg und Frieden" (Music for Theatre), and follows two studio albums, "II" and "III" (Mute / Monkeytown) by Moderat, the trio he founded with Modeselektor’s Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary.

                                                                                                        Sublime and delicate, the album finds greatness in small things and in unexpected twists; it joins musical fragments together and glows from the cracks in between. For Ring, it is also a document of artistic insight and autonomy. 'I was only able to make the record this way because Moderat exists,' he says. 'Having a huge stage with Moderat gave me a setting for grand gestures and meant I could unburden Apparat from these aspirations. I don't have to write big pop hymns here; I can just immerse myself in the details and the structures.'

                                                                                                        Still hymnic, "LP5" doesn’t rely on dramatic gestures and theatrical amplification, instead it lives off delicately sculpted sounds crackling alongside filigree beeping and twitching.

                                                                                                        Like previous Apparat albums, the new release sees Sascha Ring collaborate with cellist Philipp Thimm and on the album you can also hear trombone, trumpet and saxophone, a harp, a double bass and other strings. Tracks were developed over endless group improvisations and lavish orchestral sessions – some of these sessions are only apparent in the final mix as fluttering echoes, just barely noticeable. The album was recorded in Berlin at AP4, JRS, Vox-Ton & Hansa Studios, mixed by Gareth Jones and Sascha Ring.

                                                                                                        From elegiac techno to deep orchestral pop ballads, Apparat‘s work has always had a common denominator: an elegance that embraces and gives nuanced layers of detail and a near universal beauty.


                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        Voi_Do
                                                                                                        Dawan
                                                                                                        Laminar Flow
                                                                                                        Heroist
                                                                                                        Means Of Entry
                                                                                                        Brandenburg
                                                                                                        Caronte
                                                                                                        Eq_Break
                                                                                                        Outlier
                                                                                                        In Gravitas

                                                                                                        Yann Tiersen

                                                                                                        All

                                                                                                          "ALL" is the first album to be recorded at Tiersen’s new studio, venue and community centre, The Eskal, built in an abandoned discotheque on the island of Ushant, a small island positioned in the Celtic sea between Brittany and Cornwall, Tiersen’s home for the past 10 years. The album, mixed and co-produced by Gareth Jones, continues the themes of environment and a connection to nature first explored on EUSA, incorporating recordings from outside of Brittany, such as the redwood forests of California as well as field recordings from Tempelhof airport in Berlin (on ‘Tempelhof’), plus guest vocalists.

                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                          Barry says: Since the Amelié soundtrack, i've been in love with Tiersen's work, and this is most certainly the culmination of all of his previous works. It's a stunningly delicate, but beautifully emotive collection, more classically focused than Arnalds or Frahm but as tender as either (i'm not throwing shade here, i'm mad for a good pianist). Beautiful.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Tempelhof
                                                                                                          Koad (Wood)
                                                                                                          Erc’h (Anow)
                                                                                                          Usal Road
                                                                                                          Pell (Far)
                                                                                                          Bloavezhioù (Years)
                                                                                                          Heol (Sun)
                                                                                                          Gwennilied (Swallows)
                                                                                                          Aon (Fear)
                                                                                                          Prad (Meadow)
                                                                                                          Beure Kentañ (First Morning)

                                                                                                          Mark Stewart + Mafia

                                                                                                          Learning To Cope With Cowardice / The Lost Tapes: Definitive Edition

                                                                                                            ‘Learning To Cope With Cowardice’, the groundbreaking debut solo album by visionary post punk iconoclast Mark Stewart, is to be given a definitive reissue alongside ‘The Lost Tapes’, a newly discovered cache of unreleased material.

                                                                                                            ‘Learning To Cope With Cowardice’ is a vital chapter in the legacy of Mark Stewart & The Maffia, a project that would prove to be a revolutionary benchmark for many, from the innovators of the ‘Bristol Sound’ (The Wild Bunch, Smith & Mighty, Tricky, Massive Attack) through to the likes of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails. Collected together this set realizes an expansive restoration of one of Stewart’s most audacious statements. As it was in the early 1980s so it is now, ‘Learning To Cope With Cowardice’ is a masterwork of mutant design and a rude awakening of extraordinary bite.

                                                                                                            Mark Stewart himself perceives ‘The Lost Tapes’ as a document that now possesses a storied significance: “It was a real adventure discovering this forbidden history, a twisted tale of Muswell hillbillies, French pirates and a Dutch schizophrenic doctor doing psychic archaeology.” Whilst Adrian Sherwood describes these works as characteristic of a distinct primitivism: “[‘The Lost Tapes’ represent] the early childhood of the songs before Mark and me conducted frenzied, scorched earth, slash-and-burn, twenty hour mental, manic editing sessions at Crass’ studios that led to birthing the finished album.”

                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                            Laura says: On his debut solo album, Mark Stewart took the intense, claustrophobic sound of his previous band The Pop Group, and filtered it through the incredible dub infused sonics of Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound production, creating an album that sounded like nothing else at the time. No in a deluxe reissue format including a bonus disc of Lost Tapes, it still sound amazing.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Learning To Cope With Cowardice
                                                                                                            Learning To Cope With Cowardice
                                                                                                            Liberty City
                                                                                                            Blessed Are Those Who Struggle
                                                                                                            None Dare Call It Conspiracy
                                                                                                            Don't Ever Lay Down Your Arms
                                                                                                            The Paranoia Of Power
                                                                                                            To Have The Vision
                                                                                                            Jerusalem

                                                                                                            The Lost Tapes
                                                                                                            Intro
                                                                                                            May I
                                                                                                            Conspiracy
                                                                                                            W.Brooks
                                                                                                            Paranoia
                                                                                                            Liberty Dub
                                                                                                            Vision
                                                                                                            Cowardice
                                                                                                            High Ideals & Crazy Dub
                                                                                                            The Weight

                                                                                                            Lost Under Heaven

                                                                                                            Love Hates What You Become

                                                                                                              A startling, thought-provoking record, it follows their 2016 debut, Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing. Shot full of incisive social commentary, Love Hates What You Become captures the couple at their most musically raw and visceral.

                                                                                                              The band wrote the album in Ellery’s native Manchester before traveling to Los Angeles to record with producer John Congleton, known for his Grammy-winning work with St. Vincent, Swans, Explosions in the Sky and Sigur Rós. Congleton introduced the band to Swans drummer Thor Harris, who plays on the record. “We were without a drummer or a real band,” explains Ellery. “I just concentrated on writing the songs rather than making a sound. We turned up in LA with that as our starting point, this collection of Guitar & Piano demos that I’d sent through.”

                                                                                                              Those demos included some of the most accomplished song writing of his career to date, such as momentous album closer ‘For The Wild’. “I started writing that song years ago almost as a pastiche of trying to write real this rock’n’roll saviour,” he reminisces. “The rock’n’roll revolutionary feels such a culturally irrelevant cliché now, we’re living in a mechanised world seemingly indifferent to the longings of the human soul.”

                                                                                                              A striking difference from their debut record is the prominence of Ebony’s vocals, notable on the album’s formidable ‘Bunny’s Blues’. “Creating this character of Bunny began with a performance piece I did back in Amsterdam,” Ebony explains. “She became a playful tool to confront how male-dominated society attempts to control both women and nature without having any real understanding or respect for their being and innate power.”


                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Come
                                                                                                              Bunny’s Blues
                                                                                                              The Breath Of Light
                                                                                                              Most High
                                                                                                              Black Sun Rising
                                                                                                              Love Hates What You Become
                                                                                                              Serenity Says
                                                                                                              Savage Messiah
                                                                                                              Post Millenial Tension
                                                                                                              For The Wild

                                                                                                              Chris Carter

                                                                                                              Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One.1: Coursework (Inc. Daniel Avery, Radiophonic Workshop & Chris Liebing Remixes)

                                                                                                                Remixes from Chris Carter’s "Chemistry Lessons Volume One.1: Coursework" alongside a new piece - "Bongo Glow".

                                                                                                                A work in progress at the time the album was completed, "Bongo Glow" was completed using the same processes as the rest of "CCCLV1", and it juusst about made the cut for the Japanese release date. But for you lucky listeners Mute have ensured its inclusion here. A slowly morphing, elasticated track with mangled, computerized vox, playful melodies and push-pull rhythms; it's deliciously quirky and textured and should appeal to both die hard electronica fans and lovers of leftfield pop.

                                                                                                                The additional three reworkings included here were created without direct instruction as an experiment to see how they changed with input from external sources. Daniel Avery’s remix of "Usyring" is a slow building, mesmerizing industrial pounder which fits perfectly with the producer's current MO. 

                                                                                                                Meanwhile The Radiophonic Workshop took "Blissters" and created a more experimental reworking exectued in their unique style and Chris Liebing gives "Tones Map" a brooding end-of-world type feel, adding his 'Slow Burn' remix technique.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Bongo Glow
                                                                                                                Uysring (Daniel Avery Remix)
                                                                                                                Blissters (Radiophonic Workshop Remix)
                                                                                                                Tones Map (Chris Liebing Burn Slow Remix)

                                                                                                                Irmin Schmidt

                                                                                                                5 Klavierstücke

                                                                                                                  Irmin Schmidt has announced 5 Klavierstücke, an album of five piano pieces recorded last year by the influential composer, musician and founder of Can. 
                                                                                                                  Irmin Schmidt explains, “The tracks are spontaneous meditations, only played once and recorded simultaneously - no edits or corrections. They are formed from an emotional memory in which Schubert, Cage, Japan (Gagaku) and Can are equally present.”

                                                                                                                  5 Klavierstücke, was recorded and produced by Gareth Jones in the South of France on Irmin Schmidt's two grand pianos. Schmidt partly prepared his Pleyel piano, in the way he was taught by John Cage himself, and the other piano - Irmin Schmidt’s 100-year-old Steinway - remained unprepared. Several pieces were recorded in one session on the prepared piano only, others contain recordings from both pianos. All ambient sounds were recorded on site - around Irmin Schmidt's studio - and there are no other instruments or electronics of any kind.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1 Klavierstück I
                                                                                                                  2 Klavierstück II
                                                                                                                  3 Klavierstück III
                                                                                                                  4 Klavierstück IV
                                                                                                                  5 Klavierstück V

                                                                                                                  Memento Mori charts Adamson’s career from 1978’s Magazine track, ‘Parade’ (co-written by Adamson, from their debut album Real Life), to his work as founding member, alongside Nick Cave, of the Bad Seeds (‘From Her To Eternity’, co-written by Adamson); through his nine solo albums, from 1988’s Moss Side Story to the latest Love Sick Dick EPs, bringing everything up to date with a brand new unreleased track, ‘The Hummingbird’.

                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                  Laura says: When people talk about Manchester music legends, Barry Adamson barely gets a mention, but as this compilation demonstrates, he's been responsible for some of the most incredible, genre-bending music to come out of Manchester in the last 30 years, blending post-punk, jazz, blues, soundtracks, and everything in between in his own inimitable way. Stand out tracks include "The Man With The Golden Arm" from the briliantly noir-ish "Moss Side Story" and "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis" from 1996's "Oedipus Schmoedipus" featuring Jarvis Cocker on vocals, along with "Parade" by Magazine and "From Her To Eternity" from his days as a Bad Seed.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  The Man With The Golden Arm (Moss Side Story,1988)
                                                                                                                  Jazz Devil (As Above, So Below, 1998)
                                                                                                                  Civilization (Back To The Cat, 2008)
                                                                                                                  Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis (Oedipus Schmoedipus, 1996)*
                                                                                                                  The Snowball Effect (The Negro Inside Me, 1993)
                                                                                                                  The Sun And The Sea (I Will Set You Free, 2012)
                                                                                                                  The Big Bamboozle (Oedipus Schmoedipus, 1996)
                                                                                                                  I Got Clothes – ACR:MCR Rework (Love Sick Dick Remix EP, 2017)
                                                                                                                  Come Hell Or High Water (As Above, So Below, 1998)
                                                                                                                  Something Wicked This Way Comes (Oedipus Schmoedipus, 1996)
                                                                                                                  The Long Way Back Again (Single Version, 2006)
                                                                                                                  Up In The Air (Single Version, 2016)
                                                                                                                  007, A Fantasy Bond Theme (Soul Murder, 1992)
                                                                                                                  Sweet Misery (Love Sick Dick, 2017)
                                                                                                                  The Hummingbird (Memento Mori, 2018)
                                                                                                                  Parade – Magazine (Real Life, 1978)
                                                                                                                  From Her To Eternity – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (From Her To Eternity, 1984)
                                                                                                                  *with Jarvis Cocker

                                                                                                                  Silicon Teens

                                                                                                                  Music For Parties - Mute 4.0 (1978>Tomorrow) Ediiton

                                                                                                                    Silicon Teens ‘Music For Parties’: The world’s first manufactured electronic pop band. Originally released in September 1980 and called an "undeniably fun record" by AllMusic, ‘Music For Parties’ was the second ever album to be released on Mute.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Memphis, Tennesee
                                                                                                                    Yesterday Man
                                                                                                                    Doo-Wah-Diddy-Diddy
                                                                                                                    T.V. Playtime
                                                                                                                    You Really Got Me
                                                                                                                    Chip 'N Roll
                                                                                                                    Do You Love Me?
                                                                                                                    Let's Dance
                                                                                                                    Oh Boy
                                                                                                                    Sweet Little Sixteen
                                                                                                                    State Of Shock (Pt.2)
                                                                                                                    Just Like Eddie
                                                                                                                    Red River Rock
                                                                                                                    Judy In Disguise
                                                                                                                    Let's Dance
                                                                                                                    Sun Flight

                                                                                                                    Josh T. Pearson

                                                                                                                    Last Of The Country Gentlemen - Mute 4.0 (1978>Tomorrow) Edition

                                                                                                                      Josh T. Pearson ‘Last Of The Country Gentlemen’: The acclaimed solo debut album by Josh T. Pearson. Rereleased on gold vinyl. The album received phenomenal praise on release; Uncut called it “A stone cold masterpiece” while The Times declared it “Flawless.”

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Thou Art Loosed
                                                                                                                      Sweetheart I Ain't Your Christ
                                                                                                                      Woman, When I've Raised Hell
                                                                                                                      Honeymoon's Great! Wish You Were Her
                                                                                                                      Sorry With A Song
                                                                                                                      Country Dumb
                                                                                                                      Drive Her Out

                                                                                                                      THE PICCADILLY RECORDS REISSUE/COLLECTION OF THE YEAR 2018.

                                                                                                                      A Certain Ratio were born of the Manchester punk/post punk explosion of the late 70s, but while they took on the bleak aggression of the former and the spiky experimentation of the latter, they were rooted in another tradition. By the time their second single, the incredible opium funk dream of "Flight" was released in 1980 on Factory Records, it was obvious that the apparently unlikely union of brooding post punk with dub and funk rhythms was a marriage made in heaven - If heaven is the right word.

                                                                                                                      "Set" follows their current set list (hence the title), pulling material from across their incredibly diverse career. It's perhaps only fitting that two thirds of the collection dates from 1979-1986, while they were signed to Factory, when they arguably produced their finest and most inventive material. If "Shack Up" added a mutant snarl to the Banbarra classic and "Flight" was eerie and sublime, "Knife Slits Water" was a signpost for their future direction, moving away from the paranoia and angst of their earlier sound and introducing a lighter and more loose limbed samba, jazz dance and tropical funk groove. The brighter feel was further cemented by "Wild Party", a moody boogie blend incorporating street soul and electro which perfectly conjured it's title, and the P-funk genius of "Mickey Way” which went on, appropriately enough, to become a Hacienda favourite.

                                                                                                                      The move to A & M brought another diversion, into acid house euphoria, represented here by "Good Together"; this, and the silky, emotive pop of "Won't Stop Loving You", here remixed by Bernard Sumner, were both enhanced by the gorgeous vocal talents of Denise Johnson. There is new material here too, in the shape of "Dirty Boy" featuring Barry Adamson; but, even leaving aside the astonishing span and prolific nature of their output, what is truly amazing is that through all the extraordinary range of their sound they have always maintained a distinct and coherent identity. That takes real talent.


                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                      Barry says: An essential package featuring some of the greatest ACR tunes to be committed to tape, with definitive 12" versions sitting brilliantly alongside a couple tracks exclusive to this release. An essential for any fan, and sure to make a few new fans as well!

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Do The Du (Casse) (1979)
                                                                                                                      Wild Party - 12” Version (1985)
                                                                                                                      Flight - 12” Version (1980)
                                                                                                                      And Then Again - 12” Version (1980)
                                                                                                                      Forced Laugh (1981)
                                                                                                                      Wonder Y (1992)
                                                                                                                      Mickey Way (12” Version, 1986)
                                                                                                                      27 Forever - 7” Version (1991)
                                                                                                                      Won’t Stop Loving You - Bernard Sumner Mix (1990)
                                                                                                                      Good Together - 12” Version (1990)
                                                                                                                      Be What You Wanna Be - 12” Version (1990)
                                                                                                                      Shack Up - 7” Version (1980)
                                                                                                                      The Fox - US 12” Version (1980)
                                                                                                                      Knife Slits Water - 7” Version (1982)
                                                                                                                      Si Firmir O Grido (1986)
                                                                                                                      Dirty Boy Extended - Featuring Barry Adamson (2018)
                                                                                                                      Make It Happen (2018)

                                                                                                                      Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                                      Journey Through A Body

                                                                                                                        ‘Journey Through A Body’: Recorded as a piece of art for and in the studios of Italian National Radio RAI in Rome March 1981. Remastered. On the recommendation of Robert Wyatt, RAI originally commissioned Cosey Fanni Tutti to create a sound work based on the theme of ‘A Journey Through The Body’. It became a Throbbing Gristle project which was later broadcast by RAI. This was the last studio recording by Throbbing Gristle. It was recorded in five days, a day per body section. No tracks were re-recorded or added to after their day. Each track was mixed immediately after recording. No tracks were pre-planned; all tracks were invented directly to tape.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Medicine
                                                                                                                        Catholic Sex
                                                                                                                        Exotic Functions
                                                                                                                        Violencia (The Bullet)
                                                                                                                        Oltre La Morte, Birth And Death

                                                                                                                        Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                                        Mission Of Dead Souls

                                                                                                                          ‘Mission Of Dead Souls’: The final performance of Throbbing Gristle before their initial breakup, at the Kezar Pavillion, San Francisco on 29 May 1981. Remastered. Following the release of this album and public statement by Throbbing Gristle of ‘This Mission Is Terminated’ the legend of the band began and influence upon generations started to be felt.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          Dead Souls
                                                                                                                          Guts On The Floor
                                                                                                                          Circle Of Animals
                                                                                                                          Looking For The OTO
                                                                                                                          Vision And Voice
                                                                                                                          Funeral Rites
                                                                                                                          Spirits Flying
                                                                                                                          Persuasion USA
                                                                                                                          Thee Process
                                                                                                                          Discipline (Reprise)

                                                                                                                          Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                                          Heathen Earth

                                                                                                                            ‘Heathen Earth’: A live document of a performance by TG to a small and invited audience on 16 February 1980. Uses re-mastering from 2011. Neither an insight into TG’s recording process nor private live show, ‘Heathen Earth’ is its own entity and exists as a document and testament to a group of people at the height of their creative powers, recorded just over a year before they disbanded and terminated the mission.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            CD1
                                                                                                                            Cornet
                                                                                                                            The Old Man Smiled
                                                                                                                            Improvisation
                                                                                                                            The World Is A War Film
                                                                                                                            Something Came Over Me
                                                                                                                            Still Talking
                                                                                                                            Bass
                                                                                                                            Don't Do As You're Told, Do As You
                                                                                                                            Think
                                                                                                                            Painless Childbirth

                                                                                                                            CD2
                                                                                                                            Introducton - Sheffield University 1980
                                                                                                                            Trained Condition Of Obedience - S036
                                                                                                                            Club Berlin 1980
                                                                                                                            Heathen Earth - Sheffield University
                                                                                                                            1980
                                                                                                                            An Old Man Smiled - S036 Club Berlin
                                                                                                                            1980
                                                                                                                            Auschwitz - Rafters, Manchester 1980
                                                                                                                            Devil's Gateway - Rafters, Manchester
                                                                                                                            1980
                                                                                                                            Punished - Sheffield University 1980
                                                                                                                            Tortured Smiles - Sheffield University
                                                                                                                            1980
                                                                                                                            We Said No - Sheffield University 1980
                                                                                                                            Subhuman
                                                                                                                            Adrenalin

                                                                                                                            LP
                                                                                                                            Untitled
                                                                                                                            Untitled

                                                                                                                            ‘Burn Slow’ is a 10-track album from Chris Liebing with vocal contributions from a diverse range of artists: Miles Cooper Seaton (Akron / Family), Mute labelmate Polly Scattergood (onDeadWaves), Cold Cave, Aleen and, of course, Gary Numan.

                                                                                                                            ‘Burn Slow’ is a minimalist electronic epic and the start of a new chapter for one of techno’s leading authorities. It might not be what you expect for a DJ synonymous with fast, hard and heavy techno but, according to Chris Liebing, he’s always been something of a slow starter: “I’ve wanted to do something like ‘Burn Slow’ all my life,” he says.

                                                                                                                            While retaining the framework of the techno beats that Chris Liebing has dedicated his life to for the past 25 years, here he also seeks out new harmonic territories, taking aim at the heart rather than the feet, in order to tackle some deep themes. The key concept of presence - the idea that everything is happening in this moment and that everything in the past is mere memory - form the thematic backbone of the record. It’s something Liebing got in touch with via philosopher Alan Watts, not to mention decades of getting entire dancefloors lost in the present: “If people would stay in the now, everything in the world would just have a bit more harmony,” explains Liebing.

                                                                                                                            Liebing has teamed up with Ralf Hildenbeutel (a key part of the long since defunct Eye Q family) for ‘Burn Slow’ and it was at his new musical ‘enabler’ Hildenbeutel’s Frankfurt studio that Liebing began drifting into new territory.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            So Then… Ft Cold Cave
                                                                                                                            Zero One
                                                                                                                            And All Went Dark Ft Polly Scattergood
                                                                                                                            Novembergrey
                                                                                                                            Out Of This World
                                                                                                                            Card House Ft Miles Cooper Seaton
                                                                                                                            Ghosts Of Tomorrow
                                                                                                                            Polished Chrome (The Friend Pt. 1) Ft Gary Numan
                                                                                                                            Trilogy
                                                                                                                            No Regrets (The Friend Pt. 2) Ft Aleen

                                                                                                                            A Certain Ratio

                                                                                                                            Change The Station

                                                                                                                              This is the latest instalment in an ongoing collaboration with Mute and follows the release of The Graveyard And The Ballroom, To Each, Force, acr:mcr, I’d Like To See You Again, Up In Downsville and the long out of print album Good Together.
                                                                                                                              Change The Station (1986) – An abstract album that sees A Certain Ratio bring the funk to laid back ambience in a way that only they could. The party is still there and it’s more hypnotic than ever.



                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1 Listen To The Sound
                                                                                                                              2 Some Day
                                                                                                                              3 You're On Your Own
                                                                                                                              4 Waiting For You
                                                                                                                              5 Yeah Boy
                                                                                                                              6 Sister Brother
                                                                                                                              7 Desire
                                                                                                                              8 Samba 123
                                                                                                                              9 Pole
                                                                                                                              10 Do Du Beep
                                                                                                                              11 Golden Balls
                                                                                                                              12 Funk Off
                                                                                                                              13 Groove (E)

                                                                                                                              Formed in Boston, 2014, SHADOWPARTY comprises members of some of the most iconic electronic bands of a generation, New Order and DEVO.

                                                                                                                              At the pulsing heart of the group are Josh Hager, Jeff Friedl, Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham. For DEVO, Hager plays guitars and keyboards, whilst Friedl plays drums; in their hitherto day-job with New Order, Chapman and Cunningham play bass and guitars respectively.

                                                                                                                              “We got on straight away because we had a lot in common, a lot of similar records in our collections – Kraftwerk, early 80s punk bands, electro, Joy Division,” says Tom. “And Josh had one of the DEVO plant pot hats in his studio. That was my first question: what’s that?!”

                                                                                                                              With the band's debut long-player, they are joined by diverse collaborators that each contribute a distinct twist to the sound; with combined credentials including work with luminaries spanning A Certain Ratio, Electronic, The Verve and Elbow.

                                                                                                                              Nick McCabe flexes his much-loved guitar sound across two of the album’s tracks, Even So and Marigold. Meanwhile, Denise Johnson lends her soaring vocal presence to no-less-than six of the album’s tracks, including incoming single Celebrate.

                                                                                                                              Also crashing the party is LA-based DJ Whitney Fierce, who appears on backing vocals, and Joe Duddell, the Manchester-based arranger who has lent his orchestral finesse to the likes of Elbow, Blossoms, and New Order; for whom he created and scored a 12-piece synth orchestra for a run of Manchester International Festival shows.

                                                                                                                              It's the sound of a blast. SHADOWPARTY burst through your speakers; pulsing electronics get swept away with lush orchestrations, bold 80s-fused beats get carved up by haunting guitars and vocals tower through each moment, whispering sweet harmonies and unspoken despair.

                                                                                                                              “When you break that mould and you’re open and receptive to each other’s styles, then it kind of opens up an entirely new world.” says Jeff.

                                                                                                                              Signed to Mute, the band’s debut album is set to drop early in 2018; it was recorded in Boston, LA, Manchester and, of course, Macclesfield. The party will go live shortly afterwards, dates for a tour will follow.

                                                                                                                              Turn the lights down. Turn the sound up.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Celebrate
                                                                                                                              2. Taking Over
                                                                                                                              3. Reverse The Curse
                                                                                                                              4. Marigold
                                                                                                                              5. Sooner Or Later
                                                                                                                              6. Present Tense
                                                                                                                              7. Truth
                                                                                                                              8. Vowel Movement
                                                                                                                              9. The Valley
                                                                                                                              10. Even So

                                                                                                                              A Certain Ratio

                                                                                                                              Sextet

                                                                                                                                Self-produced at Revolution Studio, Sextet saw the original Ratio quintet of Donald Johnson, Jeremy Kerr, Martin Moscrop, Simon Topping and Peter Terrell joined by co-vocalist Martha ‘Tili’ Tilson. Written and recorded following a transformative sojourn in New York in late 1980, the album reflects Latin, samba and even jazz influences (eg Skipscada; Day One), while still retaining Ratio’s signature brittle funk textures, heard in full effect on Lucinda, Gum and trancelike floor filler Knife Slits Water. .

                                                                                                                                “It all came together for us on Sextet really,” confirms bassist (and latterly vocalist) Jez Kerr. “We were all working together - more involved in the recording, and what went down onto tape. It's definitely got something that the other albums haven’t.” 

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1 Lucinda
                                                                                                                                2 Crystal
                                                                                                                                3 Gum
                                                                                                                                4 Knife Slits Water
                                                                                                                                5 Skipscada
                                                                                                                                6 Day One
                                                                                                                                7 Rub Down
                                                                                                                                8 Rialto
                                                                                                                                9 Below The Canal

                                                                                                                                A Certain Ratio

                                                                                                                                Mind Made Up

                                                                                                                                  Produced by Ratio in Manchester between 2006 and 2009, "Mind Made Up" marks a stunning return to hard-edged funky form. 'The songs are timeless and true to ACR's roots,' says Donald Johnson. 'The emphasis was placed on keeping it simple in the studio. Trickery was kept to a minimum and we never took more than three takes on any track.' Adds Martin Moscrop: 'Most songs we jammed in rehearsal one week and recorded the next, so that they were rough round the edges. And the lyrics are some of the best Jez has ever produced. You'll also hear old ACR influences throughout the album. "Teri" was actually the first song ACR ever wrote, but it has never been recorded or released until now.' 

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1 I Feel Light
                                                                                                                                  2 Down, Down, Down
                                                                                                                                  3 Everything Is Good
                                                                                                                                  4 Way To Escape
                                                                                                                                  5 Rialto 06
                                                                                                                                  6 Mind Made Up
                                                                                                                                  7 Teri
                                                                                                                                  8 Bird To The Ground
                                                                                                                                  9 Starlight
                                                                                                                                  10 Which Is Reality
                                                                                                                                  11 Skunk
                                                                                                                                  12 Very Busy Man

                                                                                                                                  Liars

                                                                                                                                  1/1: Original Soundtrack To The Film

                                                                                                                                  Liars announce the release of their first original soundtrack - ‘1/1’.

                                                                                                                                  ‘1/1’ is the soundtrack to Jeremy Phillips’ directorial debut, due to be released in July 2018. Starring Lindsey Shaw (‘Pretty Little Liars’), Judd Nelson (‘Breakfast Club’, ‘St Elmo’s Fire’) and Dendrie Taylor (‘Star Trek Generations’, ‘Twins’), the film submerges the viewer into the mind of Lissa, a 20-year-old girl in rural Pennsylvania and her struggles with sex, drugs, love and loss. Liars have created an electronic soundtrack that reflects the film’s use of mixed media abstractions and multi-film formats, which undoubtedly stands up as an album in its own right.




                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                  Barry says: Liars form a strong and driven backing to Philips's first outing with their nuanced and textured touch, with clicking, syncopated percussion, shimmering ambience and haunting shards of reversed guitars and tenderly plucked acoustics. Every bit the standalone piece, and perfectly fitted to the film as well. Great stuff.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  No Now Not Your Face
                                                                                                                                  Cottagevej
                                                                                                                                  Caused By The Glitch
                                                                                                                                  Helsingor Lane
                                                                                                                                  Lesson In Threes
                                                                                                                                  Telepathic Interrogation
                                                                                                                                  Gesta Danorum
                                                                                                                                  Cause By The Pitch
                                                                                                                                  The Jelling Ship
                                                                                                                                  Shitraver
                                                                                                                                  Drastic Tactic
                                                                                                                                  Liquorice
                                                                                                                                  Nøkke
                                                                                                                                  The Finger Plan
                                                                                                                                  Beyond

                                                                                                                                  Springing forth from the punk era of the late 70s, A Certain Ratio carved their own niche by marrying the gloom and gristle of the Manchester's Factory era with a whole load of groove. Hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as ‘punk funk’ thanks to the success of ‘Shack Up’ on both sides of the Atlantic, their sound is not easily pigeon holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts. 

                                                                                                                                  Alive and well and on A&M after the Factory split, A Certain Ratio were in euphoric and emotive form for 1989’s Good Together. Bursting with the boundless positivity of the acid house era, the LP sees ACR divert their usual funk into the baggy sound of the time, exploiting conventional song structures to convey themes of togetherness and hope. Soulful, smooth and packed with proper anthems, including the saucy eyed serenade ‘The Big E’ and the wriggling acid pop of the title track, ‘Good Together’ remains the ACR of choice for ageing ravers everywhere.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1 Your Blue Eyes
                                                                                                                                  2 Your Little World
                                                                                                                                  3 The Big E
                                                                                                                                  4 God's Own Girl
                                                                                                                                  5 Love Is The Way
                                                                                                                                  6 Backs To The Wall
                                                                                                                                  7 River's Edge
                                                                                                                                  8 Every Pleasure
                                                                                                                                  9 Coldest Days
                                                                                                                                  10 Good Together
                                                                                                                                  11 Repercussions
                                                                                                                                  12 2000 A√:

                                                                                                                                  Springing forth from the punk era of the late 70s, A Certain Ratio carved their own niche by marrying the gloom and gristle of the Manchester's Factory era with a whole load of groove. Hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as ‘punk funk’ thanks to the success of ‘Shack Up’ on both sides of the Atlantic, their sound is not easily pigeon holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts. 

                                                                                                                                  If Good Together saw A Certain Ratio translating the acid house ethos through conventional song, Up In Downsville was a sweat drenched return to the heart of the dance floor. Released on Rob Gretton’s plainly named imprint, the LP shuffles through melodic house, slick acid jazz and brooding electro-funk, pulling together the disparate strands of Manchester’s clubland into one infectious whole. The groove is king throughout but never hits harder than on LP closer Up In Downsville Pt.2, a flute led masterpiece of Mancunian funk which forms a wonderful contrast to enduring Balearic classic ‘Salvador’s (Fish)’, the album’s finest moment.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  LP Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                  1 Manik
                                                                                                                                  2 Turn Me On
                                                                                                                                  3 Mello
                                                                                                                                  4 Wonder Y
                                                                                                                                  5 Up In Downsville Part 1
                                                                                                                                  6 27 Forever
                                                                                                                                  7 Tekno 4 An Answer
                                                                                                                                  8 Salvador's Fish
                                                                                                                                  9 Up In Downsville Part 2

                                                                                                                                  CD Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                  1 Manik
                                                                                                                                  2 Turn Me On
                                                                                                                                  3 Mello
                                                                                                                                  4 Wonder Y
                                                                                                                                  5 Up In Downsville Part 1
                                                                                                                                  6 27 Forever
                                                                                                                                  7 Tekno 4 An Answer
                                                                                                                                  8 Salvador's Fish
                                                                                                                                  9 Up In Downsville Part 2
                                                                                                                                  10 27 Forever (Jon Dasilva Remix)
                                                                                                                                  11 Mello (M People Remix)

                                                                                                                                  Daniel Blumberg

                                                                                                                                  Minus

                                                                                                                                    Daniel Blumberg announces his debut album release for Mute, ‘Minus’, the first release under his own name.

                                                                                                                                    An astonishing work, the record weds an improvisational, free-music ethos to the rawest emotional songwriting, rooted deep in the personal turmoil Blumberg experienced whilst making the record.

                                                                                                                                    The album was recorded live with legendary producer Peter Walsh (Scott Walker’s collaborator since ‘Climate Of Hunter’) in just five days during a remote residential stay in Wales, amidst a debilitating breakup with his partner of seven years along with Blumberg's ongoing struggle with mental illness which resulted in his hospitalization just a week before recording.

                                                                                                                                    Still only 27 years old, Blumberg has written himself a rich musical history; from his teenage band who signed to XL whilst he was still at school, onto and through the projects of Yuck, Oupa and Hebronix, whilst solidifying close creative partnerships with the likes of David Berman (Silver Jews), Low, Lambchop and Royal Trux’s Neil Michael Hagerty (with whom Blumberg has performed as a member of the Howling Hex).

                                                                                                                                    With ‘Minus’, though, there is a sense that Daniel Blumberg has finally arrived at the place he has been searching for - an arresting and progressive work, one which is set to establish him as one of Britain’s most unique contemporary voices.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    Minus
                                                                                                                                    The Fuse
                                                                                                                                    Madder
                                                                                                                                    Stacked
                                                                                                                                    Permanent
                                                                                                                                    The Bomb
                                                                                                                                    Used To Be Older

                                                                                                                                    Josh T. Pearson

                                                                                                                                    The Straight Hits!

                                                                                                                                      Josh T. Pearson presents ‘The Straight Hits!’, an album which began as a mere creative exercise - each song had to follow certain parameters, described as The Five Pillars - and one that has given Pearson the freedom to write a lighter, more ‘straight’ album.

                                                                                                                                      In three days, Pearson had penned nine whole songs (the album also includes a cover of Austin Americana singer/songwriter Jonathan Terrell’s wonderful country tribute song ‘Damn Straight’). The album is a departure from years of long form songwriting with tunes meant to hit straight and to the point.

                                                                                                                                      ‘The Straight Hits!’ features multiple different flavours of country, rock and all points in between, taking in blasts of goofy shit-kicking country-punk (opener ‘Straight To The Top!’,); cataclysmic rock & roll playing its romantic drama at high-stakes (‘Loved Straight To Hell); aching folksy mourn (‘Dire Straights Of Love’) and even a bona fide love song, ‘A Love Song (Set Me Straight)’, which Pearson admits breaks several of the Five Pillars but obeys an unwritten Sixth Pillar: Musical rules are made to be broken. There’s new Josh T. Pearson music in the world and it’s joyful, giddy, lifeaffirming stuff.

                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                      Barry says: Never one to shy away from his Texan roots, former frontman of Lift To Experience branches out into acoustic numbers and pulsing balladry, amongst the (not surprising) walls of catatonic, blissful noise.

                                                                                                                                      Nonpareils

                                                                                                                                      Scented Pictures

                                                                                                                                        Aaron Hemphill announces details of his debut solo album, ‘Scented Pictures’. Released under the name Nonpareils, these are his first recordings since an amicable departure from Liars in 2016.

                                                                                                                                        The songs on ‘Scented Pictures’, recorded by Hemphill in Berlin, are directly inspired by concepts relating to memories, or more accurately the sensory experience of memory. The tracks brim with poppy ideas and lush colour, yet their structures aim at defying logic, filtering the songs into strange new psychedelic corners. Hemphill believes that encouraging the brain to fill in the gaps in something - be it a piece of music or a specific memory - leads to an amplified, more vivid experience for the listener. The snippets of sound and image inside ‘Scented Pictures’’ songs were mostly culled from the musician’s own memory and tinted by his entry into a new solo phase in his career.

                                                                                                                                        The songwriting displayed on ‘Scented Pictures’ is metaphysically restructured pop, the wealth of sounds and sonic processes at Hemphill’s disposal having diversified and warped since ‘Mess’, his final studio album with Liars.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        I Can't Feel The Freeze Or Fade (Intro)
                                                                                                                                        The Timeless Now
                                                                                                                                        Cherry Cola
                                                                                                                                        Ditchglass, They Think
                                                                                                                                        Invisible Jets
                                                                                                                                        Makes Me Miss The Misery Girls
                                                                                                                                        Scented Pictures
                                                                                                                                        Press Play
                                                                                                                                        The Fever That Goes Up And Down
                                                                                                                                        Fast Hat, Main Hat
                                                                                                                                        Most Boys

                                                                                                                                        Chris Carter

                                                                                                                                        Chemistry Lessons Volume 1

                                                                                                                                          Seventeen years on from his last solo release, the twenty-five tracks collected on Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One (CCCL Volume 1) were the product of six years spent working on solo material in the Norfolk home studio he shares with Cosey Fanni Tutti. CCCL Volume 1 reinforces Carter’s significant but often under-appreciated role in the development of electronic music - a journey that for Carter started ahead of his work with Throbbing Gristle (alongside Cosey, Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge), and continued through Chris & Cosey, Carter Tutti, Carter Tutti Void as well as his own solo and collaborative releases under his own name.

                                                                                                                                          Here you will find music with a distinctly futuristic leaning, with insistent melodic patterns and a distinct sense of wonderment at the limitless possibilities of science. “If there’s an influence on the album, it’s definitely ‘60s radiophonic,” Carter agrees. “Over the last few years I’ve also been listening to old English folk music, almost like a guilty pleasure, and so some of tracks on the album hark back to an almost ingrained DNA we have for those kinds of melodies. They’re not dissimilar to nursery rhymes in some ways.”

                                                                                                                                          That combination of traditional music and the backing track for exciting, potential futures gives tracks like ‘Moon Two’ and ‘Tangerines’ a sheen of inquisitiveness and quiet euphoria, while ‘Modularity’ and ‘Roane’ have an anxious, sci-fi noir charm. Elsewhere, the skewed voices of the meditative ‘Cernubicua’ add a calming, human note to the album, even if deciphering any specific lyrical content is largely impossible. “That's completely intentional,” says Carter. “Sleazy and I had worked together on ways of developing a sort of artificial singing using software and hardware. This was me trying to take it a step further. I've taken lyrics, my own voice or people's voices from a collection that I'd put together with Sleazy, and I’ve chopped them up and done all sorts of weird things with them.”

                                                                                                                                          Carter began the foundation work for what became CCCL Volume 1 in the years before Sleazy passed away in 2010, and the death of Carter’s fellow TG journeyman had a profound effect on the development of the album. “I’d been accumulating a lot of material, just tracks and elements of tracks, and I was going to start putting it together just before Sleazy died,” he says. “That’s what completely threw me, and that’s partly why it’s taken so long, because of dealing with the shock of that.” Carter describes going through a long grieving process which manifested itself in some of the darker, more introspective tracks appearing on the album.


                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                          Barry says: There aren't many driving forces in electronic music as influential as throbbing gristle, and Chris Carter's role cannot be understated. Here we get a distillation of his influences from minimal wave industrial into cosmic and krautrock. Brilliantly evocative and enthralling.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1. Blissters
                                                                                                                                          2. Tangerines
                                                                                                                                          3. Nineteen 7
                                                                                                                                          4. Cernubicua
                                                                                                                                          5. Pillars Of Wah
                                                                                                                                          6. Modularity
                                                                                                                                          7. Field Depth
                                                                                                                                          8. Moon Two
                                                                                                                                          9. Durlin
                                                                                                                                          10. Corvus
                                                                                                                                          11. Tones Map
                                                                                                                                          12. Dust & Spiders
                                                                                                                                          13. Gradients
                                                                                                                                          14. Lab Test
                                                                                                                                          15. Shildreke
                                                                                                                                          16. Uysring
                                                                                                                                          17. Ghosting
                                                                                                                                          18. Noise Floor
                                                                                                                                          19. Post Industrial
                                                                                                                                          20. Rehndim
                                                                                                                                          21. Roane
                                                                                                                                          22. Time Curious Glows
                                                                                                                                          23. Ars Vetus
                                                                                                                                          24. Hobbs End
                                                                                                                                          25. Inkstain 

                                                                                                                                          A Certain Ratio

                                                                                                                                          ACR:MCR

                                                                                                                                            As part of the ongoing collaboration with Mute Recordings Several of their albums will be released, including the long out of print albums 'acr:mcr' and 'Good Together.'A Certain Ratio embraced the ethic and culture of the late seventies post-punk explosion, but sounded like nothing else around them and refused to fit in. Formed in 1978, the band had various members throughout their career, and a core line-up of Jez Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson.

                                                                                                                                            Hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as “punk funk” thanks to the success of ‘Shack Up’ on both sides of the Atlantic, their sound is not easily pigeon holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts. They have gone on to influence generations of musicians - from LCD Soundsystem, Happy Mondays, Franz Ferdinand, ESG, Factory Floor and Andrew Weatherall. 


                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            1 Spirit Dance
                                                                                                                                            2 Won't Stop Loving You
                                                                                                                                            3 BTTW 90
                                                                                                                                            4 Be What You Wanna Be
                                                                                                                                            5 Good Together
                                                                                                                                            6 Funky Heaven
                                                                                                                                            7 Tribeca
                                                                                                                                            8 Repercussions Live

                                                                                                                                            A Certain Ratio

                                                                                                                                            I'd Like To See You Again

                                                                                                                                              Following the new wave classic Sextet, this Manchester/New York post-punk funk unit's third album, I'd Like to See You Again, points toward a more minimal, stripped-down funk sound. This was apparently influenced heavily by the New York club scene of the early '80s, in which A Certain Ratio immersed themselves following their formation in Manchester. The departure of vocalist Martha Tilson left the band working in a more rhythmic instrumental approach, eschewing the pop forms of Sextet and focusing on a harder electro-funk sound. While this revealed the influence of time spent in club culture and marked a radical departure from the melancholy Manchester sound of their previous albums, the band kept their melodic passages intact, which created a tension between bright and dark moods that was the striking characteristic of their best work. The fact that this album fared well on the dancefloor some 20 years after its release may indicate that A Certain Ratio was ahead of their time. Their influence could be heard cropping up in strains of the Brit-pop, techno, post-rock, and house of the late '90s. Hence, I'd Like to See You Again is an album that deserves a revisit. Essential listening for fans of the Factory sound that spawned the British club sound exemplified by New Order and the New York wave of minimal funk groups, like Liquid Liquid and ESG.. 

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1 Touch
                                                                                                                                              2 Saturn
                                                                                                                                              3 Hot Knights
                                                                                                                                              4 I'd Like To See You Again
                                                                                                                                              5 Show Case
                                                                                                                                              6 Sesamo Apriti - Corco Vada
                                                                                                                                              7 Axis
                                                                                                                                              8 Guess Who

                                                                                                                                              ADULT.

                                                                                                                                              Detroit House Guests: The Remixes

                                                                                                                                                "Detroit House Guests", a project conceived by ADULT., was released earlier this year. A full length album featuring collaborations with a whole host of musicians and artists - Douglas J McCarthy from Nitzer Ebb, Michael Gira from Swans, Shannon Funchess from Light Asylum, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe aka Lichens, Austrian thereminist Dorit Chrysler and Lun*na Menoh. This Remix EP sees a selection of these tracks reworked by Barry Adamson, Shannon F, Silent Servant and label mates LIARS. Its Juan Mendez who kicks things off, sharing credits with his Silent Servant alter-ego. His version of "We Chase The Sound" is a suitably acidic and corrosive roller, keeping the industrial, Nitzer Ebb-era chants and littering an electro-focused drum palette with squelchy reverbs and metallic swirls. Shannon F's gated drums grace an alternative remix as glitchy, staccato synth elements are added to this Detroitian, electro-punk stomper. On the flip local legend Barry Adamson offers his morose and shadowy vocal talents to "We Are A Mirror", stretching it out into a paranoid, claustrophobic piece of vacuumy electronic soul. Very interesting, very out there! Finally, Mute bed fellows LIARS turn "Breathe On" into a post-coital swirl of ambience and released tension; the strung-out, narcotized mood collapsing into a state of blissed-out carnal abandon. Clever, intriguing set of remixes, lots of variation and highly listenable. Mega!

                                                                                                                                                A Certain Ratio

                                                                                                                                                Force

                                                                                                                                                  Re-release of the fifth album by iconic post-punk funk outfit A Certain Ratio, originally released by Factory Records in November 1986 and described by drummer Donald Johnson as "the Mike Tyson of funk".

                                                                                                                                                  Force marked a return to form for Ratio, mixing the robust funk grooves of lead single Mickey Way with more downtempo tracks, as well as Si Firmi O Grido, the percussive tour de force that still provides a reliable climax to live performances. In addition to pin-sharp rhythm and groove the album also displayed a certain pop sensibility, courtesy of guest vocalist Corinne Drewery of Swing Out Sister. The album was also one of the first to utilise the brand new Akai S900 sampler.


                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1 Only Together
                                                                                                                                                  2 Bootsy
                                                                                                                                                  3 Fever 103
                                                                                                                                                  4 Naked And White
                                                                                                                                                  5 Mickey Way
                                                                                                                                                  6 And Then She Smiles
                                                                                                                                                  7 Take Me Down
                                                                                                                                                  8 Anthem
                                                                                                                                                  9 Inside
                                                                                                                                                  10 Nostromo A Go Go
                                                                                                                                                  11 Si Firmir O Grido

                                                                                                                                                  Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                                                                  The Taste Of TG: A Beginner’s Guide To The Music Of Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                                                                    Between 1975 and 1981 they troubled eardrums, shattered preconceptions and changed lives, and the repercussions of their sonic, ideological and industrial experiments are still being felt today. These repercussions were most recently highlighted by some of today's electronic peers paying homage to TG's pioneering experiments. "Mutant TG" was the first ever TG remix collection whereby contemporary producers such as Carl Craig, Two Lone Swordsmen and Simon Ratcliffe (Basement Jaxx) provide stunning reworks of classic TG. Now with "The Taste Of TG" you can sample their unadulterated majesty, a beginner's guide to the enigmatic and elusive Throbbing Gristle.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    Industrial Introduction
                                                                                                                                                    Distant Dreams - Part Two
                                                                                                                                                    Persuasion U.S.A.
                                                                                                                                                    Something Came Over Me
                                                                                                                                                    Dead On Arrival
                                                                                                                                                    Hot On The Heels Of Love
                                                                                                                                                    We Hate You (Little Girls)
                                                                                                                                                    United
                                                                                                                                                    Cabaret Voltaire (Live At Industrial Training College Wakefield 1st July 1978)
                                                                                                                                                    Exotic Functions
                                                                                                                                                    Zyklon B Zombie
                                                                                                                                                    Walkabout
                                                                                                                                                    Hamburger Lady
                                                                                                                                                    Almost A Kiss
                                                                                                                                                    His Arm Was Her Leg (Live At The Factory Manchester 18th May 1979 - Edit)

                                                                                                                                                    Ben Frost

                                                                                                                                                    The Centre Cannot Hold

                                                                                                                                                      The Centre Cannot Hold was recorded over ten days by Steve Albini in Chicago. The music exists not in space, but in a space; it is a document of an event, of a room, and of the composer within it. It is music that is not fully controlled and appears to be anxiously, often violently competing against its creator.
                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                      An exercise in limitation and chromatic saturation, The Centre Cannot Hold is an attempt at transcribing a spectrum of glowing ultramarine into sound.
                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                      Ben Frost released Threshold Of Faith, a seven-track 12” and digital EP, last month. Pitchfork describe the track title track as “moving from heroic vistas into a garbled, snow-blinded melee. Distant choral pads, a glistening upper-register sheen, submerged piano, and groaning harmonies all stack up into a geologic crescendo that extends into infinity.” while The 405 describe the EP as “scorching and beautiful”.

                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                      Barry says: I once saw Ben Frost at Mauerpark in Berlin. I tweeted him to ask what he was doing there (a stupid question as he was doing the exact thing I was, watching bad open-air Karaoke). His response was that he was 'Collecting Owls' which he must have been as good at as he was at making life altering earth-shaking electronic clouds of bliss, because there wasn't an owl to be seen.

                                                                                                                                                      Electric Trim was recorded in New York City and Barcelona in collaboration with producer Raül ‘Refree’ Fernandez and extends the work of Ranaldo's solo canon, the most recent being his 2013 album, Last Night On Earth.  

                                                                                                                                                      Through his collaboration with Fernandez, Ranaldo moves into some rich new sonic territories and production techniques, experimenting with electronic beats and samples alongside live players

                                                                                                                                                      Ranaldo is a co-founder of Sonic Youth, a visual artist, producer and writer. In addition to Fernandez, he worked with several special guests on Electric Trim, including Sharon Van Etten who sings on six of the tracks and duets on ‘Last Looks’ and Kid Millions (aka Man Forever) as well as longtime friend and collaborator Nels Cline (Wilco). In addition, the album features Ranaldo’s band The Dust (fellow Sonic Youth member Steve Shelley, guitarist Alan Licht, and bassist Tim Luntzel).  

                                                                                                                                                      Ranaldo collaborated with award winning New York author Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn / The Fortress of Solitude) for lyrics on six of the songs and the American artist, Richard Prince, who previously painted the sleeve for Sonic Youth’s 2004 album Sonic Nurse, created the artwork for the album.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      Moroccan Mountains
                                                                                                                                                      Uncle Skeleton
                                                                                                                                                      Let’s Start Again
                                                                                                                                                      Last Looks (with Sharon Van Etten)
                                                                                                                                                      Circular (Right As Rain)
                                                                                                                                                      Electric Trim
                                                                                                                                                      Purloined
                                                                                                                                                      Thrown Over The Wall
                                                                                                                                                      New Thing

                                                                                                                                                      Liars

                                                                                                                                                      TFCF: 420 Estuary Angler Edition

                                                                                                                                                        Liars have, as a matter of course, sounded radically different with each album, pursuing new concepts and occupying diverse mindsets. On this, Liars’ eighth studio album, the bustling backdrops of Los Angeles, Berlin and New York have been replaced with a presence far more intimate and autobiographical as Liars once again boldly step out of their comfort zone into vastly new musical territory.

                                                                                                                                                        The album’s reinvention of the Liars paradigm - blurring the lines between electronic and acoustic, between the experimental impulse and the addictive pop sensibility - is evidence that Angus’ creative energies remain as healthy as ever, even given the upheaval within the group.

                                                                                                                                                        ‘TFCF’ was written and recorded by Liars (Angus Andrew). Butchy Fuego, who performed live with Liars following Julian Gross’ departure in 2014, plays drums on three tracks.

                                                                                                                                                        Liars have, as a matter of course, sounded radically different with each album, pursuing new concepts and occupying diverse mindsets. On this, Liars’ eighth studio album, the bustling backdrops of Los Angeles, Berlin and New York have been replaced with a presence far more intimate and autobiographical as Liars once again boldly step out of their comfort zone into vastly new musical territory.

                                                                                                                                                        Following an amicable parting of ways with Aaron Hemphill, Liars is now Angus Andrew, who decamped to his native Australia, specifically to a remote part of the Australian bush, to create an album unlike any Liars had attempted before.

                                                                                                                                                        The album’s reinvention of the Liars paradigm – blurring the lines between electronic and acoustic, between the experimental impulse and the addictive pop sensibility – is evidence that Angus’ creative energies remain as healthy as ever, even given the upheaval within the group.

                                                                                                                                                        TFCF was written and recorded by Liars (Angus Andrew).  Butchy Fuego, who performed live with Liars following Julian Gross’ departure in 2014, plays drums on three tracks. 

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        The Grand Delusional
                                                                                                                                                        Cliché Suite
                                                                                                                                                        Staring At Zero
                                                                                                                                                        No Help Pamphlet
                                                                                                                                                        Face To Face With My Face
                                                                                                                                                        Emblems Of Another Story
                                                                                                                                                        No Tree No Branch
                                                                                                                                                        Cred Woes
                                                                                                                                                        Coins In My Caged Fist
                                                                                                                                                        Ripe Ripe Rot
                                                                                                                                                        Crying Fountain

                                                                                                                                                        Laibach

                                                                                                                                                        Also Sprach Zarathustra

                                                                                                                                                          “Silence is worse; all truths that are kept silent become poisonous.”
                                                                                                                                                          Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

                                                                                                                                                          Laibach announce the release of a brand new album, Also Sprach Zarathustra.

                                                                                                                                                          The music for the album was originally created for a theatrical production of Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Also Sprach Zarathustra) based on Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel of the same name, which premiered in March 2016. Also Sprach Zarathustra is an update of the music Laibach created for the play, directed by Matjaž Berger for the Anton Podbevšek Theatre (APT) in Novo Mesto, Slovenia.

                                                                                                                                                          35 years on from their genesis in the then-Yugoslavian industrial town Trbovlje, Laibach are still the most internationally acclaimed band to have come out of the former Communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe. Founded in the death year of the country’s founding father Tito, and rising to fame as Yugoslavia steered towards self-destruction, Laibach can make you think, dance and march to the same music.

                                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                          Barry says: Unearthly drones, crisp glassine clicks and haunting ambience, gothic electronics and foreboding vocal abstractions make this yet another next-level dark ambient / classical / drone outing from one of the frontrunners of the scene. Superbly intimidating but brilliantly conceived and executed.

                                                                                                                                                          Looper

                                                                                                                                                          Offgrid:Offline

                                                                                                                                                            Offgrid:Offline was released as a download only within the band’s 5CD box set, These Things. The vinyl is a limited edition of 500 and includes a download with 3 previously unreleased tracks, Our Own Way Home, (the original song that became the intro and outro on the album, and the melodic theme that occurs throughout), Lucky Tui and The Back Roads.

                                                                                                                                                            Looper emerged from Belle & Sebastian in 1997, when Stuart David (co-founder and bass player of B&S) and his wife Karn (an artist who directed the early B&S videos) collaborated for a show at Glasgow School of Art. A degree show fundraiser for Stuart’s sister Karla Black – who received a Turner Prize nomination in 2011- the performance was a multi-media affair incorporating TVs, super 8 film, 35mm slides and kinetic sculptures. Since nothing broke down and everyone clapped, they decided to keep doing it.

                                                                                                                                                            The band went on release four albums via Sub Pop, Jeepster & Mute, with many of their tracks appearing in film, including Mondo 77 which appeared in Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky (watch the recent video for that track here: https://youtu.be/Xh93L8qDcxI)

                                                                                                                                                            After a break from music for a few years, Karn went back to art school to study animation and Stuart turned his focus to studying literature and writing novels, a move to the remote countryside, post-study, prompted the creation of a new body of work.

                                                                                                                                                            Offgrid:Offline, the band’s fifth studio album, was the result - these new songs and stories, inspired by the return to peace and quiet and influenced by indie-folk music saw Looper conscious of the very different styles of previous albums. They set out to bring together elements of each into this new work. Structured like the first album, around a recurring melody, Offgrid:Offline is thematically centred on the spoken word piece which gives the album its title, drawing together the musical motifs and lyrical themes from throughout.

                                                                                                                                                            Goldfrapp follow up 2013’s Top 5 album ‘Tales of Us’ with the deep, dark and electronic musical palette of ‘Silver Eye’, their brand new studio album, made, for the first time, with an eclectic collection of collaborators. John Congleton, Grammy-winning producer of St. Vincent, John Grant and Wild Beasts, electronic composer Bobby Krlic, aka The Haxan Cloak and mix engineer David Wrench (The XX, Caribou, fka Twigs) have helped create an album of stomping underground electronica, sensual ethereal melodies and metal machine pop, that is undeniably Goldfrapp.  A passionate and increasingly in-demand photographer, Alison art directed and shot all the images for the album cover and the publicity campaign.

                                                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                            Barry says: As effervescent and brilliantly melodic as ever. Gritty synths, swirling pads and Alison's unmistakable vocal stylings. Soaring neon 80's numbers, pensive gothic ambience and shining angelic harmonies. Superb.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            1. Anymore
                                                                                                                                                            2. Systemagic
                                                                                                                                                            3. Tigerman
                                                                                                                                                            4. Become The One
                                                                                                                                                            5. Faux Suede Drifter
                                                                                                                                                            6. Zodiac Black
                                                                                                                                                            7. Beast That Never Was
                                                                                                                                                            8. Everything Is Never Enough
                                                                                                                                                            9. Moon In Your Mouth
                                                                                                                                                            10. Ocean 

                                                                                                                                                            ADULT. (Detroit’s Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller) release the new album, ‘Detroit House Guests’, their first for Mute.

                                                                                                                                                            ‘Detroit House Guests’ is a collaborative project conceived by ADULT. in the early 2000s. The concept became a reality in 2014 after receiving a John S and James L Knight Foundation grant.

                                                                                                                                                            Based on the visual artist residency model, each musician came to ADULT.’s studio for a three week period with the parameter that they all live, work and collaborate together. The result, a total anthropological sound experiment and a full length album.

                                                                                                                                                            The album features collaborations with a whole host of musicians and artists - Douglas J McCarthy from Nitzer Ebb, Michael Gira from Swans, Shannon Funchess from Light Asylum, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe AKA Lichens, Austrian thereminist Dorit Chrysler and multidisciplinary artist Lun*na Menoh.

                                                                                                                                                            ADULT. are the Detroit duo Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller. They played their first live show together in Germany in 1997 under the name Artificial Material. In early 1998 they released their first 12” under the moniker Plasma Co. Later that year, they released their first 12” under the name ADULT. Currently, they have released six albums and 19 EPs / singles on Ghostly International, Thrill Jockey and Clone Records, as well as on their own label Ersatz Audio (which currently has over 40 releases since it was founded in 1995). They have remixed over 20 acts as well, including Tuxedomoon, John Foxx, Death In Vegas and Pet Shop Boys (for Moog Music).

                                                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                            Barry says: Detroit residents, and lovers of a good collaboration Adult bring together some of the greatest names in avant, experimental and electronic music to form this exciting and varied tour-de-force. Pulsing electronics, spoken word interludes and industrial rhythms form into a brilliantly fascinating epiphany of sound. Highly recommended.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            P Rts M Ss Ng (ft Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe)
                                                                                                                                                            Breathe On (ft Michael Gira)
                                                                                                                                                            Into The Drum (ft Lun*na Menoh)
                                                                                                                                                            We Are A Mirror (ft Douglas J McCarthy)
                                                                                                                                                            Enter The Fray (ft Dorit Chrysler)
                                                                                                                                                            Uncomfortable Positions (ft Lun*na Menoh)
                                                                                                                                                            We Chase The Sound (ft Shannon Funchess)
                                                                                                                                                            They’re Just Words (ft Douglas J McCarthy)
                                                                                                                                                            Inexhaustible (ft Dorit Chrysler)
                                                                                                                                                            Stop (And Start Again) (ft Shannon Funchess)
                                                                                                                                                            This Situation (ft Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe)
                                                                                                                                                            As You Dream (ft Michael Gira)

                                                                                                                                                            Ben Frost

                                                                                                                                                            Fortitude

                                                                                                                                                              Australian-born, Reykjavík-dwelling musician Ben Frost, whose glacial compositions have adorned Sky Atlantic’s oddball Arctic murder mystery Fortitude. Despite previously scoring various visual projects (including survival drama The Deep), Frost approached Fortitude with reservations. “I was actually very wary of getting involved, to be honest,” he says. “In my experience, when people use words like ‘new’, ‘uncompromising’ and ‘cutting edge’, what they actually mean is can you borrow some elements from something genuinely exciting and mash it into a fine paste suitable for infants and old people.”

                                                                                                                                                              Dovetailing with the on-screen intrigue, Frost’s work is by turns urgent, unsettling and alarming. “I was probably subconsciously trying to get out of it when I said it should be built around choral music, but nobody asked me to leave the meeting,” he says.

                                                                                                                                                              For Frost, who has decried industry “bullshit” vehemently in the past, working on scores has proved liberating. “There are lines of inquiry that I can explore, that can form the foundations of a bigger idea, one that needs more time. In those long spaces between [albums], I have often found that writing soundtrack music as a counterpart to something else is, if nothing else, good exercise.”




                                                                                                                                                              The much-anticipated definitive release of Lift To Experience’s seminal double concept album, The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads, mixed as God intended.

                                                                                                                                                              The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads, released by Mute on 3 February 2017 is a brand new mix of the classic album, overseen by the band and engineer Matt Pence and features rejuvenated album artwork (an homage to the Texas-based graphics design studio Pen & Pixel famed for their 90’s Southern gangsta rap album covers).

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              Vinyl Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                                              LP1
                                                                                                                                                              1 Just As We Told
                                                                                                                                                              2 Down Came The Angels
                                                                                                                                                              3 Falling From Cloud 9
                                                                                                                                                              4 With Crippled Wings
                                                                                                                                                              5 Waiting To Hit
                                                                                                                                                              6 The Ground So Soft

                                                                                                                                                              LP2
                                                                                                                                                              1 These Are The Days
                                                                                                                                                              2 When We Shall Touch
                                                                                                                                                              3 Down With The Prophets
                                                                                                                                                              4 To Guard And To Guide You
                                                                                                                                                              5 Into The Storm

                                                                                                                                                              CD Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                                              CD1
                                                                                                                                                              1 Just As We Told
                                                                                                                                                              2 Down Came The Angels
                                                                                                                                                              3 Falling From Cloud 9
                                                                                                                                                              4 With Crippled Wings
                                                                                                                                                              5 Waiting To Hit
                                                                                                                                                              6 The Ground So Soft

                                                                                                                                                              CD2
                                                                                                                                                              1 These Are The Days
                                                                                                                                                              2 When We Shall Touch
                                                                                                                                                              3 Down With The Prophets
                                                                                                                                                              4 To Guard And To Guide You
                                                                                                                                                              5 Into The Storm

                                                                                                                                                              Box Set Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                                              LP1
                                                                                                                                                              1 Just As We Told
                                                                                                                                                              2 Down Came The Angels
                                                                                                                                                              3 Falling From Cloud 9
                                                                                                                                                              4 With Crippled Wings
                                                                                                                                                              5 Waiting To Hit
                                                                                                                                                              6 The Ground So Soft

                                                                                                                                                              LP2
                                                                                                                                                              1 These Are The Days
                                                                                                                                                              2 When We Shall Touch
                                                                                                                                                              3 Down With The Prophets
                                                                                                                                                              4 To Guard And To Guide You
                                                                                                                                                              5 Into The Storm

                                                                                                                                                              Peel Sessions 15/04/2001
                                                                                                                                                              1 Falling From Cloud 9
                                                                                                                                                              2 Ground So Soft
                                                                                                                                                              3 Just As Was Told
                                                                                                                                                              4 With The World Behind

                                                                                                                                                              EP
                                                                                                                                                              1 Falling From Cloud 9
                                                                                                                                                              2 With The World Behind
                                                                                                                                                              3 Arise And Shine
                                                                                                                                                              4 Liftin On Up

                                                                                                                                                              Afghan Whigs

                                                                                                                                                              Black Love - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                LOS ANGELES – In 1996, The Afghan Whigs were fresh off the worldwide success of Gentlemen. They had toured the world, graced magazine covers, television performances, major festivals, the works. However, their follow up album would not be Gentlemen II. It would be a pivot and a full public display of the growth and maturity of Greg Dulli’s songwriting.   

                                                                                                                                                                Released in the spring of 1996, Black Love was the Afghan Whigs’ fifth studio album overall. The music was inspired by lead singer Greg Dulli’s idea to make a film noir movie. Although the film was never made, it did help inform the album’s dark tone and fuel songs like the singles “Honky’s Ladder” and “Going To Town.” The album opener, “Crime Scene Part One” was inspired by the screenplay for “The Million Dollar Hotel,” while “Blame, Etc.” reflected on the troubled life of Temptations singer David Ruffin.  

                                                                                                                                                                This 20th Anniversary edition includes nine previously unreleased recordings. Among the standouts are acoustic versions of “Going To Town” called: “Go To Town” and “Crime Scene Part Two.” Also included is a demo for “Faded,” which closed the original album, as well as a solo piano cover of the New Order classic “Regret.” The unreleased material also highlights the band’s creative process with “Mick Taylor Jam” and “Wynton Kelly Jam.”


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