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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)

                        Chris Carter

                        Miscellany

                          CHRIS CARTER, who recently released his first solo album release in 17 years, the acclaimed Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One, has announced details of Chemistry Lessons Volume 1.1 Coursework, a new EP featuring remixes from Daniel Avery, Chris Liebing, the Radiophonic Workshop as well as a rare track, ‘Bongo Glow’, previously only available on the Japanese edition of the album.

                          Radiophonic Workshop, an important influence to Carter on the recent album, have remixed very few artists but for this EP the recently reactivated pioneering electronic experimenters have reworked ‘Blissters’. Chris Liebing’s reworking of ‘Tones Map’ is the latest in his Burn Slow series (which includes remixes of Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp and a brand new album release), ‘Bongo Glow’ was recorded after Chemistry Lessons Volume One was completed, and Daniel Avery’s remix of ‘Uysring’, the first track to be shared from the EP, can be heard here: http://smarturl.it/CC-COURSEWORK

                          In addition, Chris Carter has announced the first details of a new box set of his early work, collating remastered (and mastered for the first time) solo albums alongside a disc of unreleased archival recordings from 1973-1977.

                          Chris Carter’s Miscellany will be available as a limited - 1000 - 6-piece vinyl box set with 12-page 12” sized booklet featuring rare and unseen images, synthesiser schematics and ephemera from Chris Carter’s archive. Both Disobedient and Small Moon will be available here for the first time on vinyl. The CD box set will contain 4-CDs and a 24-page booklet.


                          TRACK LISTING

                          Vinyl:
                          1 Moonlight
                          2 Real Life
                          3 Noevil

                          1 Mondo B
                          2 Nobadhairdo
                          3 Beyond Temptation

                          1 Pantavistiq
                          2 Pulsec
                          3 Solomo

                          1 Lixiez
                          2 TVX
                          3 Chakutut

                          1 Versix
                          2 Sublev
                          3 Domank

                          1 Disobedient Redux

                          1 Arcadia
                          2 Praxiz

                          1 Klypp'D
                          2 Non-Pop

                          1 Reazymn
                          2 Soho… 3am

                          1 Small Moon Redux

                          1 Nodes - 1973
                          2 Head Less - 1974
                          3 Hegel Vogt - 1974
                          4 Null - 1974
                          5 Runclodler - 1974
                          6 Hexfoil - 1975
                          7 Jet Age - 1975

                          1 Warm Hair - 1975
                          2 Variables - 1975
                          3 Wybbel - 1976
                          4 Black Powder - 1977
                          5 Ghost Trains - 1977
                          6 See Sick - 1977

                          CD:
                          1 Moonlight
                          2 Real Life
                          3 Noevil
                          4 Mondo B
                          5 Nobadhairdo
                          6 Beyond Temptation

                          1 Pantavistiq
                          2 Pulsec
                          3 Solomo
                          4 Lixiez
                          5 TVX
                          6 Chakutut
                          7 Versix
                          8 Sublev
                          9 Domank
                          10 Disobedient Redux

                          1 Arcadia
                          2 Praxiz
                          3 Klypp'D
                          4 Non-Pop
                          5 Reazymn
                          6 Soho… 3am
                          7 Small Moon Redux

                          1 Nodes - 1973
                          2 Head Less - 1974
                          3 Hegel Vogt - 1974
                          4 Null - 1974
                          5 Runclodler - 1974
                          6 Hexfoil - 1975
                          7 Jet Age - 1975
                          8 Warm Hair - 1975
                          9 Variables - 1975
                          10 Wybbel - 1976
                          11 Black Powder - 1977
                          12 Ghost Trains - 1977
                          13 See Sick - 1977

                          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

                                      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

                                      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)

                                        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

                                                        November 2015, saw the return of the legendary New Order to play two nights at a sold out Brixton Academy in support of the new album Music Complete.

                                                        “(New Order) shimmer through an untouchable back catalogue of electro alchemy… just when it was needed, they have delivered us a profoundly life-affirming evening.” ✶✶✶✶✶ The Guardian

                                                        The second of the two shows was captured by Live Here Now, and is now released as NOMC15 (New Order Music Complete 15).

                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                        Barry says: An essential document of New Order's groudbreaking two night stint at Brixton Academy on their massive Music Complete tour. All the classics, performed without fault, from a band perpetually at the height of their career. Superb stuff.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        CD Tracklist:

                                                        1 Introduction: Das Rheingold – Vorspiel (Wagner)
                                                        2 Singularity
                                                        3 Ceremony
                                                        4 Crystal
                                                        5 586
                                                        6 Restless
                                                        7 Lonesome Tonight
                                                        8 Your Silent Face
                                                        9 Tutti Frutti
                                                        10 People On The High Line
                                                        11 Bizarre Love Triangle

                                                        1 Waiting For The Siren’s Call
                                                        2 Plastic
                                                        3 The Perfect Kiss
                                                        4 True Faith
                                                        5 Temptation
                                                        6 Atmosphere
                                                        7 Love Will Tear Us Apart
                                                        8 Blue Monday

                                                        LP Tracklist:


                                                        1 Introduction: Das Rheingold – Vorspiel (Wagner)
                                                        2 Singularity
                                                        3 Ceremony
                                                        4 Crystal
                                                        5 586
                                                        6 Restless
                                                        7 Lonesome Tonight
                                                        8 Your Silent Face

                                                        1 Tutti Frutti
                                                        2 People On The High Line
                                                        3 Bizarre Love Triangle
                                                        4 Waiting For The Siren’s Call
                                                        5 Plastic
                                                        6 The Perfect Kiss

                                                        1 True Faith
                                                        2 Temptation
                                                        3 Atmosphere
                                                        4 Love Will Tear Us Apart
                                                        5 Blue Monday

                                                        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

                                                            A Certain Ratio

                                                            To Each

                                                            This first album was originally only released on cassette and was compiled from a collection of early four-track recordings and a set of live tracks recorded when the band was opening for the Talking Heads. The sound is good for lo-fi recordings, and the band is, for all of their musical amateurishness, precise and controlled. Those seeking an idiosyncratic, interesting art-funk band can do no wrong with this release.

                                                            “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,” reads the press notes. “ACR always do what I don’t expect, who wouldn’t want to work with artists like that?” Mute Records boss Daniel Miller adds. Though various members have come and gone, a core line-up of Jeremy Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson has always remained.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1 Felch
                                                            2 My Spirit
                                                            3 Forced Laugh
                                                            4 Choir
                                                            5 Back To The Start
                                                            6 The Fox
                                                            7 Loss
                                                            8 Oceans
                                                            9 Winter Hill 

                                                            Throbbing Gristle

                                                            The Second Annual Report - 40th Anniversary Edition

                                                              Throbbing Gristle's first album - the "Second" refers to it coming out at the end of their second year together - must have sounded like it came from another planet upon its 1977 release. Heavily influential to industrial outfits of the 1980s, who took TG's raw, experimental noise ideas and made them more accessible, "Second Annual Report" is TG at their most extreme.

                                                              From its deadpan sleeve to the peculiar choice of structuring - the album features three separate live versions of the horrific "Slug Bait" (including a wonderful clip of a DJ screaming at the audience after a Throbbing Gristle gig) and four more straightforward cuts of "Maggot Death" - "Second Annual Report" is a startling document. This reissue also includes the lengthy improvisation "After Cease to Exist" and both sides of the subversive "United / Zyklon B. Zombie" single.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              CD1 / LP
                                                              Industrial Introduction
                                                              Slug Bait (Live At The ICA London)
                                                              Slug Bait (Live At Southampton)
                                                              Slug Bait (Live At Brighton)
                                                              Maggot Death (Studio Recording)
                                                              Maggot Death (Live At Rat Club)
                                                              Maggot Death (Live At Southampton)
                                                              Maggot Death (Live At Brighton)
                                                              After Cease To Exist Soundtrack

                                                              CD2 (TGCD2 Only)
                                                              No Two Ways (Hat Fair Winchester 1976)
                                                              Last Exit (Brighton Poly 1977)
                                                              Forced Entry (Nuffield 1977)
                                                              Tesco Disco (Rat Club, London 1977)
                                                              Feeling Critical (Art College, Winchester 1977)
                                                              National Affront (Nuffield 1977)
                                                              Urge To Kill (Rat Club, London 1977)
                                                              Zyklon B Zombie (7" B-Side)
                                                              United (7" A-Side)

                                                              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

                                                                    Can

                                                                    The Singles

                                                                    Can – The Singles, a brand new collection of all of the band’s single releases, on triple vinyl and CD.

                                                                    This unique document is the first time the singles have been presented together and shows the breadth of their influential career, from well loved tracks like Halleluwah, Vitamin C and I Want More to more obscure and sought after singles such as Silent Night and Turtles Have Short Legs.

                                                                    The tracks are all presented in their original single version, many of which have been unavailable for many years and not presented outside of the original 7" release.

                                                                    The triple vinyl comes packaged in a trifold sleeve and decorated with a beautiful spot gloss lamination and is designed by the award winning Julian House from Intro, a long time design collaborator of Can's.

                                                                    The CD and download versions of the album serve as the perfect easy entry point to the world of Can for the uninitiated and are priced accordingly.
                                                                    The vinyl serves as a wonderful document to this corner of the Can world for the hardcore fan and is an often overlooked area of the band's career.

                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    Patrick says: Once described by my colleague Mandy (names have been changed for confidentiality) as a bunch of German druggies each playing a different song, Can have a reputation for the eccentric (or eclectic, or insane). It may surprise some then that the Kosmische legends were more than capable of knocking up killer pop tunes, 23 of which feature here. Alongside big tracks like the b-boy classic ‘Vitamin C’ and wavy Krautfunk great ‘I Want More’, we also get to sample some lesser known sounds like the bluesy blinder ‘She Brings The Rain’ and the infectious idiocy of ‘Turtles Have Short Legs’.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1 Soul Desert
                                                                    2 She Brings The Rain
                                                                    3 Spoon
                                                                    4 Shikako Maru Ten
                                                                    5 Turtles Have Short Legs
                                                                    6 Halleluwah 
                                                                    7 Vitamin C
                                                                    8 I'm So Green
                                                                    9 Mushroom
                                                                    10 Moonshake
                                                                    11 Future Days 
                                                                    12 Dizzy Dizzy
                                                                    13 Splash
                                                                    14 Hunters And Collectors 
                                                                    15 Vernal Equinox 
                                                                    16 I Want More
                                                                    17 ....And More
                                                                    18 Silent Night
                                                                    19 Cascade Waltz
                                                                    20 Don’t Say No
                                                                    21 Return
                                                                    22 Can Can
                                                                    23 Hoolah Hoolah 

                                                                    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.

                                                                      Swans

                                                                      The Great Annihilator

                                                                        Swans present a remastered reissue of their ninth studio album, ‘The Great Annihilator’, on Mute.

                                                                        ‘The Great Annihilator’, originally released in 1995 and described at the time as “…a majestic symphony of haunting melodies and shifting moods” (SF Bay Guardian), will be released as a 2CD set, on double vinyl - the album’s first release on vinyl for decades - and as a digital download album. (Michael Gira’s ‘Drainland’ is also available as a standalone digital download album.)

                                                                        The 2CD and double vinyl (in the form of a download code) formats will also feature ‘Drainland’, Michael Gira’s debut solo album recorded at the same time as ‘The Great Annihilator’.

                                                                        The album was entirely remastered by Doug Henderson but only after Bill Rieflin (‘Honorary Swan Forever’) recently tracked down DATs and cassettes containing unmastered mixes from the sessions. Michael Gira describes the discovery as “a revelation of great sonic effect.” Talking about the recording, Gira said “I lived in a tent in a mosquito infested studio right next to Cabrini Green in Chicago for what (?) something like 3 months, rarely leaving. Band members and Jarboe and Bill Rieflin etc came and went, and somehow we crafted this thing into what it became.”

                                                                        ‘The Great Annihilator’ line up features Michael Gira, Jarboe, Bill Rieflin, Algis Kizys, Norman Westberg, Clinton Steele and Ted Parsons

                                                                        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

                                                                          Mick Harvey

                                                                          Intoxicated Women

                                                                            It has taken 20 years for Mick Harvey to resume his project of translating Serge Gainsbourg’s songs into English and following the release of Volume 3 - ‘Delirium Tremens’ in June, Mick Harvey has now announced the final in the series, Volume 4 - ‘Intoxicated Women’.

                                                                            ‘Intoxicated Women’ contains many duets and songs written by Gainsbourg, mostly during the 1960s, in a period where he was focusing his songwriting on singers such as France Galle, Juliette Greco and most famously, Brigitte Bardot.

                                                                            Here Harvey has enlisted the talents of guest singers Channthy Kak (Cambodian Space Project), Australian singers Xanthe Waite (Terry, Primo), Sophia Brous, Lyndelle-Jayne Spruyt and Jess Ribeiro and the German chanteuse Andrea Schroeder plus a special appearance by Harvey’s son, Solomon.

                                                                            Sandoz

                                                                            #9294 (Collected Works 1992-1994)

                                                                              Sandoz - #9294 (Collected Works 1992 - 1994) is a 5-CD box set collating the melding of African sounds with European electronic music, the mission statement of Richard H. Kirk’s alter ego, Sandoz. These works date from 1992-1994, the box includes the 2CD Digital Lifeforms (Redux), the longtime unavailable and newly re-mastered Intensely Radioactive and Dark Continent albums and an album of previously unreleased material, Sandoz Runs The Voodoo Down.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              CD1 ‘Digital Lifeforms - Part 1’
                                                                              Armed Response
                                                                              Chocolate Machine
                                                                              Digital Lifeforms
                                                                              Human Spirit
                                                                              Drum Meditation
                                                                              Limbo
                                                                              Zombie Astral
                                                                              Beam
                                                                              Steel Tabernacle
                                                                              White Darkness

                                                                              CD2 ‘Digital Lifeforms - Part 2’
                                                                              Communicate (With The Future)
                                                                              Ocean Reflection
                                                                              Tribal Warfare
                                                                              White Tab / Steel Darkness (Tetrodotoxin Mix)
                                                                              Erzulie
                                                                              Human Spirit (Original Dub And Roll Mix)
                                                                              Zombie Savane
                                                                              Medium Cool
                                                                              Shanpwel
                                                                              Mirror
                                                                              Tracklisting

                                                                              CD3 ‘Intensely Radioactive’
                                                                              Beneath The City Streets
                                                                              Inner Rhythms
                                                                              Exoskeleton
                                                                              Intensely Radioactive
                                                                              Atro City Reaction
                                                                              Intelligence
                                                                              Revolution
                                                                              Luminous

                                                                              CD4 ‘Dark Continent’
                                                                              Dark Continent
                                                                              Biosynthetic
                                                                              Neon Soul
                                                                              Transworld
                                                                              Satellite
                                                                              Orgasmatron
                                                                              Neotek
                                                                              Your Mind
                                                                              Gun (Time Will Come)
                                                                              Libation

                                                                              CD5 ‘Run The Voodoo Down’
                                                                              White Darkness (ElectronicEye Remix)
                                                                              Steel Tabernacle #1
                                                                              Soul Shakedown
                                                                              Soul Insurgency
                                                                              Ocean Refraction
                                                                              Mapou
                                                                              Chocolate Machine #1
                                                                              Biosynthetic (afpc Mix)

                                                                              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.”

                                                                                Yann Tiersen

                                                                                Eusa

                                                                                  Ten tracks. Ten locations. Ten field recordings. One piano.

                                                                                  Eusa, the brand new album from Yann Tiersen comprises 10 new solo piano pieces, each relating to a specific location on the island of Ushant off the coast of Brittany (‘Eusa’ in Breton), where Tiersen lives.

                                                                                  The album, recorded in Studio 1 at Abbey Road features Yann on piano accompanied by field recordings from the exact spot referred to in the piece of music. Between each piece we hear the sounds of the island, and Tiersen’s improvisations that are all titled ‘Hent’. Hent translates from Breton to English as Path – Tiersen is leading the listener across the landscape to the new location.

                                                                                  Eusa is the album fans have been waiting for and sees Yann return to the piano and the music the world fell in love with on the soundtrack to Jean-Pierre Jeunot’s 2001 movie Amélie.

                                                                                  Mick Harvey

                                                                                  Delirium Tremens

                                                                                    It has taken 20 years for Mick Harvey to resume his project of translating Serge Gainsbourg’s songs into English and this is the long-awaited continuation (Volume 3) of the series - ‘Delirium Tremens’.

                                                                                    The intervening years have, of course, been full of activity and dozens of releases, including four solo albums and several albums as a member of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and in collaboration with PJ Harvey.

                                                                                    ‘Delirium Tremens’ brings us another wide crosssection of Gainsbourg material. From 1976’s ‘The Man With The Cabbage Head’ (L’homme a tete de chou) all the way back to early songs such as ‘Deadly Tedium’ (Ce Mortel Ennui) and ‘Coffee Colour’ (Couleur Cafe) from the late 1950s and early 1960s, as well as a selection of five songs from the TV special ‘Anna’ which starred Anna Karina with the female parts here executed with enormous charm by Xanthe Waite, who has been joining Harvey on his recent shows.

                                                                                    The album is rounded out by a beautiful rendering of the late period Jane Birkin duet ‘The Decadance’ (La Decadanse) where Harvey is joined on vocals by his wife Katy Beale.

                                                                                    Swans

                                                                                    The Glowing Man

                                                                                      After 2014’s epic To Be Kind, SWANS return with a new album, The Glowing Man, announced as the last album release of Swans’ current incarnation.
                                                                                      The Glowing Man was recorded at Sonic Ranch, near El Paso, Texas, with John Congleton as recording engineer. Further recordings were made in Dallas, Seattle and Berlin.

                                                                                      Swans, led by Michael Gira, formed in 1982 and, after disbanding in 1997, returned with the critically acclaimed albums My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky (2010), 2012’s The Seer and 2014’s To Be Kind.


                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                      Barry says: Another monolithic collection from gloom-merchants Swans. Equal parts brooding and pensive, but with a rarely embraced melodic sensibility. Further evidence of their unrivalled talents.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      2CD
                                                                                      Disc 1
                                                                                      1. Cloud Of Forgetting
                                                                                      2. Cloud Of Unknowing
                                                                                      3. The World Looks Red / The World Looks Black
                                                                                      4. People Like Us

                                                                                      Disc 2
                                                                                      5. Frankie M
                                                                                      6. When Will I Return
                                                                                      7. The Glowing Man
                                                                                      8. Finally Peace

                                                                                      2CD / DVD
                                                                                      Disc 1
                                                                                      1. Cloud Of Forgetting
                                                                                      2. Cloud Of Unknowing
                                                                                      3. The World Looks Red / The World Looks Black
                                                                                      4. People Like Us

                                                                                      Disc 2
                                                                                      5. Frankie M
                                                                                      6. When Will I Return
                                                                                      7. The Glowing Man
                                                                                      8. Finally Peace
                                                                                      DVD – Swans Live 2015

                                                                                      TRIPLE VINYL (With Poster)
                                                                                      Side 1
                                                                                      1 Cloud Of Forgetting
                                                                                      2 Cloud Of Unknowing

                                                                                      Side 2
                                                                                      3 Cloud Of Unknowing Pt2

                                                                                      Side 3
                                                                                      4 The World Looks Red / The World Looks Black
                                                                                      5 People Like Us

                                                                                      Side 4
                                                                                      6 Frankie M

                                                                                      Side 5
                                                                                      7 When Will I Return
                                                                                      8 The Glowing Man Pt1

                                                                                      Side 6
                                                                                      9 The Glowing Man Pt2
                                                                                      10 Finally Peace

                                                                                      Released in September 2015, ‘Music Complete’ is the critically acclaimed hit album by New Order. Their first full studio release since 2005’s ‘Waiting For The Siren’s Call’ and their debut for Mute.

                                                                                      On release, a limited edition deluxe vinyl-only boxset was available which included the original album plus 11 extended 12” mixes of each track. ‘Complete Music’ sees the release of these tracks on CD and available to download for the first time. Both formats come packaged with the original version of the album.

                                                                                      Art direction by longterm collaborator Peter Saville.

                                                                                      ‘Music Complete’ charted at #2 in the UK (their highest chart position since 1993) and has seen some of the best reviews of their career.

                                                                                      “‘New Order’s best album since ‘Technique’” - GQ

                                                                                      “‘Music Complete includes a couple of contenders for the canon of all-time New Order greats” - Uncut

                                                                                      “A runaway victory for class over hype - 8/10” - Mixmag

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      CD1
                                                                                      Restless (Extended Mix)
                                                                                      Singularity (Extended Mix)
                                                                                      Plastic (Extended Mix)
                                                                                      Tutti Frutti (Extended Mix)
                                                                                      People On The High Line (Extended Mix)
                                                                                      Stray Dog (Extended Mix)
                                                                                      Academic (Extended Mix)
                                                                                      Nothing But A Fool (Extended Mix 2)
                                                                                      Unlearn This Hatred (Extended Mix)
                                                                                      The Game (Extended Mix)
                                                                                      Superheated (Extended Mix 2)

                                                                                      CD2
                                                                                      Restless
                                                                                      Singularity
                                                                                      Plastic
                                                                                      Tutti Frutti
                                                                                      People On The High Line
                                                                                      Stray Dog
                                                                                      Academic
                                                                                      Nothing But A Fool
                                                                                      Unlearn This Hatred
                                                                                      The Game
                                                                                      Superheated

                                                                                      LUH

                                                                                      Spiritual Songs For Lovers To Sing

                                                                                        LUH began 2016 by releasing ‘I&I’, a song about daybreak, new beginnings and fresh starts and with a sound so bold and unflinching, it served as perfect way to describe the shape of things to come.

                                                                                        Today they announce details of the their debut album ‘Spiritual Songs For Lovers To Sing’ available for pre-order now and out on 6 May 2016 on Mute. The album was produced by The Haxan Cloak (known for his own genre-bending experimental compositions and work on Björk’s Vulnicura album) on the remote island of Osea.

                                                                                        LUH (which stands for Lost Under Heaven) is Ellery Roberts and Ebony Hoorn. Over the past two years, they have been releasing music, art, photography, film and manifestos into the world, including 2014’s ‘Unites’ video and the expansive ‘Lost Under Heaven’ music and artwork package at the end of last year.

                                                                                        Ellery’s name might be familiar as the frontman of WU LYF, whose raw and primal voice helped create a sound that shaped a new model for the untamed fury of youth. Ebony is an audio-visual artist based in Amsterdam, where the pair now live, and co-directed the new video for ‘I&I’ with Florian Joahn.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. I&I
                                                                                        2.Unites
                                                                                        3. Beneath The Concrete
                                                                                        4. Future Blues
                                                                                        5.  Someday Come
                                                                                        6. $ORO
                                                                                        7. Here Our Moment Ends
                                                                                        8. Loyalty
                                                                                        9. Lost Under Heaven
                                                                                        10. First Eye To The New Sky
                                                                                        11. Lament
                                                                                        12. The Great Longing

                                                                                        Amen & Goodbye is the fourth studio album from Brooklyn-based band Yeasayer.

                                                                                        Yeasayer offer a peek into the world of Amen & Goodbye with “I Am Chemistry,” the first track to be heard from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album. Featuring guest vocals from the legendary folk singer Suzzy Roche of The Roches, “I Am Chemistry” is a linear psychedelic journey proving Yeasayer still has the knack for writing very odd pop songs.

                                                                                        Amen & Goodbye is the follow up to 2012’s work Fragrant World. Moving away from a digital - heavy approach, Yeasayer recorded Amen & Goodbye to tape at Outlier Inn Studio in upstate New York, then brought on board Joey Waronker (drummer - Atoms For Peace / Beck) to deconstruct everything to make the final document.

                                                                                        Amen & Goodbye features Yeasayer’s trademark sound without sounding like anything the band has done before. They have created a collection of strange fables from the Bible from a universe that does not yet exist.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1 Daughters Of Cain
                                                                                        2 I Am Chemistry
                                                                                        3 Silly Me
                                                                                        4 Half Asleep
                                                                                        5 Dead Sea Scrolls
                                                                                        6 Prophecy Gun
                                                                                        7 Computer Canticle 1
                                                                                        8 Divine Simulcrum
                                                                                        9 Child Prodigy
                                                                                        10 Gerson’s Whistle
                                                                                        11 Uma
                                                                                        12 Cold Night
                                                                                        13 Amen & Goodbye

                                                                                        ‘Singularity’ is the third single from New Order’s critically acclaimed hit album ‘Music Complete’. The track has been highlighted as one of the standout tracks from the album and is now released as on CD single and 12”  with an exclusive remix package. Remixes are provided by Erol Alkan, Mark Reeder, JS Zeiter and Liars. There is also an extended 12” mix of ‘Tutti Frutti’ by Tom Rowlands which was previously given away free to fans on New Years Eve.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        12”
                                                                                        Singularity (Extended Mix)
                                                                                        Singularity (Mark Reeder Individual Remix)
                                                                                        Singularity (Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework)
                                                                                        Singularity (JS Zeiter Dub)

                                                                                        CDS
                                                                                        Singularity (Single Edit)
                                                                                        Singularity (Extended Mix)
                                                                                        Singularity (Erol Alkan’s Stripped Mix)
                                                                                        Singularity (Mark Reeder’s Duality Remix Edit)
                                                                                        Singularity (JS Zeiter Remix)
                                                                                        Tutti Frutti (Tom Rowland’s Remix)

                                                                                        The Swans

                                                                                        Love Of Life

                                                                                          Led by Michael Gira, Swans formed in 1982 and, after disbanding in 1997, returned with the critically acclaimed albums ‘My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky’ (2010), ‘The Seer’ (2012) and 2014’s ‘To Be Kind’.

                                                                                          Swans’ classic album ‘Love Of Life’ (1992) is now re-mastered and reissued as a deluxe vinyl edition with an exclusive poster and digital download code.

                                                                                          The digital download code for ‘Love Of Life’ also includes 18 bonus tracks.

                                                                                          Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                                                          Live At The Royal Albert Hall

                                                                                            Recorded on the Boatman's Call tour, this is a suberb live recording, catching them at their very best.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1. Lime Tree Arbour (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
                                                                                            2. Stranger Than Kindness (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
                                                                                            3. Red Right Hand (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
                                                                                            4. I Let Love In (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
                                                                                            5. Brompton Oratory (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
                                                                                            6. Henry Lee (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
                                                                                            7. The Ship Song (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
                                                                                            8. Where The Wild Roses Grow (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
                                                                                            9. People Aint No Good (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
                                                                                            10. Do You Love Me? (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
                                                                                            11. Far From Me (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
                                                                                            12. The Mercy Seat (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)

                                                                                            Swans

                                                                                            White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity / Love Life

                                                                                              Swans’ classic albums ‘White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity’ (1991) and ‘Love Of Life’ (1992) are now re-mastered and reissued, with exclusive bonus content, as a 3CD package and a deluxe vinyl box set.

                                                                                              The 3CD digipack release features both albums plus a third disc bringing together all the bonus material from the original releases.

                                                                                              The vinyl box set features the albums across three LPs plus a CD of the bonus material, as well as two exclusive posters and a digital download code. The two piece box is black wrapped with silver foil blocking.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              3CD Track Listing

                                                                                              CD 1
                                                                                              1 Better Than You
                                                                                              2 Power And Sacrifice
                                                                                              3 You Know Nothing
                                                                                              4 Song For Dead Time
                                                                                              5 Will We Survive
                                                                                              6 Love Will Save You
                                                                                              7 Failure
                                                                                              8 Song For The Sun
                                                                                              9 Miracle Of Love
                                                                                              10 Blind
                                                                                              11 When She Breathes
                                                                                              12 Why Are We Alive
                                                                                              13 The Most Unfortunate Lie

                                                                                              CD 2
                                                                                              1 (---) Pt. 1
                                                                                              2 Love Of Life
                                                                                              3 The Golden Boy That Was Swallowed By The Sea
                                                                                              4 (---) Pt. 2
                                                                                              5 (---) Pt. 3
                                                                                              6 The Other Side Of The World
                                                                                              7 Her
                                                                                              8 The Sound Of Freedom
                                                                                              9 (---) Pt. 4
                                                                                              10 Amnesia
                                                                                              11 Identity
                                                                                              12 (---) Pt. 5
                                                                                              13 In The Eyes Of Nature
                                                                                              14 She Cries (For Spider)
                                                                                              15 God Loves America
                                                                                              16 (---) Pt. 6
                                                                                              17 No Cure For The Lonely

                                                                                              CD 3
                                                                                              1 Amnesia (Long)
                                                                                              2 Song For Dead Time (MG Version)
                                                                                              3 You Know Everything
                                                                                              4 Mother’s Milk
                                                                                              5 The Child’s Right
                                                                                              6 Love Of Life (Short)
                                                                                              7 Unfortunate Lie (Inst. Version)
                                                                                              8 No Cruel Angel
                                                                                              9 Black Eyed Dog
                                                                                              10 Love Of Life (Long)
                                                                                              11 Picture Of Maryanne
                                                                                              12 Amnesia (Live)
                                                                                              13 Dream Dream
                                                                                              14 Please Remember Me
                                                                                              15 Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
                                                                                              16 The Unknown
                                                                                              17 Blood On Your Hands
                                                                                              18 A Young Girl Needs 

                                                                                              Box Set Track Listing

                                                                                              White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity
                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                              1 Better Than You
                                                                                              2 Power And Sacrifice
                                                                                              3 You Know Nothing

                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                              4 Song For Dead Time
                                                                                              5 Will We Survive
                                                                                              6 Love Will Save You

                                                                                              Side C
                                                                                              7 Failure
                                                                                              8 Song For The Sun
                                                                                              9 Miracle Of Love

                                                                                              Side D
                                                                                              10 Blind
                                                                                              11 When She Breathes
                                                                                              12 Why Are We Alive
                                                                                              13 The Most Unfortunate Lie

                                                                                              Love Of Life
                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                              1 (---) Pt. 1
                                                                                              2 Love Of Life
                                                                                              3 The Golden Boy That Was Swallowed By The Sea
                                                                                              4 (---) Pt. 2
                                                                                              5 (---) Pt. 3
                                                                                              6 The Other Side Of The World
                                                                                              7 Her
                                                                                              8 The Sound Of Freedom

                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                              9 (---) Pt. 4
                                                                                              10 Amnesia
                                                                                              11 Identity
                                                                                              12 (---) Pt. 5
                                                                                              13 In The Eyes Of Nature
                                                                                              14 She Cries (For Spider)
                                                                                              15 God Loves America
                                                                                              16 (---) Pt. 6
                                                                                              17 No Cure For The Lonely

                                                                                              Bonus CD
                                                                                              1 Amnesia (Long)
                                                                                              2 Song For Dead Time (MG Version)
                                                                                              3 You Know Everything
                                                                                              4 Mother’s Milk
                                                                                              5 The Child’s Right
                                                                                              6 Love Of Life (Short)
                                                                                              7 Unfortunate Lie (Inst. Version)
                                                                                              8 No Cruel Angel
                                                                                              9 Black Eyed Dog
                                                                                              10 Love Of Life (Long)
                                                                                              11 Picture Of Maryanne
                                                                                              12 Amnesia (Live)
                                                                                              13 Dream Dream
                                                                                              14 Please Remember Me
                                                                                              15 Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
                                                                                              16 The Unknown
                                                                                              17 Blood On Your Hands
                                                                                              18 A Young Girl Needs 

                                                                                              Arca

                                                                                              Mutant

                                                                                                Arca’s 2014 album ‘Xen’ was an angular and, at times, insular record driven by aggressively queer juxtapositions. It served as a study of the self that refused categorisation and embraced erraticism; employing confrontational clashes of style and sound to emphasise a morphing dynamic between obscurity and vulnerability. At times anxiously self-reflexive, at others beauteous and calm, it was intermittently personal and withdrawn.

                                                                                                ‘Mutant’ is about sensuality and impulsiveness as escape routes out of rigidity: “softness as a weapon when the mind attacks itself.” Anxieties are harmonised by self confidence in the optimism and inclusiveness of transformation. Mutations expose the resonances and malleability of identity. This album takes pride in deformity, innocence, distortion and vulnerability: traits traditionally ostracised as undesirable and regressive.

                                                                                                'Mutant' is released on CD and a special limited edition triple gatefold, double red vinyl edition.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                01 Alive
                                                                                                02 Mutant
                                                                                                03 Vanity
                                                                                                04 Sinner
                                                                                                05 Anger
                                                                                                06 Sever
                                                                                                07 Beacon
                                                                                                08 Snakes
                                                                                                09 Else
                                                                                                10 Umbilical
                                                                                                11 Hymn
                                                                                                12 Front Load
                                                                                                13 Gratitude
                                                                                                14 EN
                                                                                                15 Siren
                                                                                                16 Extent
                                                                                                17 Enveloped
                                                                                                18 Faggot
                                                                                                19 Soichiro
                                                                                                20 Peonies

                                                                                                New Order

                                                                                                Music Complete

                                                                                                ‘Music Complete’ is New Order’s ninth LP (tenth if you count 2013’s mini album ‘Lost Sirens’) and possibly their most eclectic collection of songs yet. Whichever way you count it, it’s New Order’s return to recording after an absence of more than a decade.

                                                                                                ‘Music Complete’ finds the group revitalised, refreshed and razor sharp, looking to their past while forging forward. Where the group has previously pushed toward synthesisers or guitars, here the two are in balance.

                                                                                                Art direction by long term collaborator Peter Saville.

                                                                                                “New Order’s best album since ‘Technique’” - GQ

                                                                                                “Their best record for over 25 years” - Q (****)

                                                                                                “‘Music Complete’ includes a couple of contenders for the canon of all-time New Order greats” - Uncut

                                                                                                “... sounds more like New Order than New Order have sounded in two decades” - Classic Pop

                                                                                                “New Order is back with their best album in years… an album that is more inspired than anything we could have expected” - Under The Radar

                                                                                                “A runaway victory for class over hype” - Mixmag (8/10)

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Restless
                                                                                                2. Singularity
                                                                                                3. Plastic
                                                                                                4. Tutti Frutti
                                                                                                5. People On The High Line
                                                                                                6. Stray Dog
                                                                                                7. Academic
                                                                                                8. Nothing But A Fool
                                                                                                9. Unlearn This Hatred
                                                                                                10. The Game
                                                                                                11. Superheated

                                                                                                Du Blonde

                                                                                                Welcome Back To Milk

                                                                                                  Du Blonde is not a persona or a character, it’s Beth Jeans Houghton ripping it up and starting again. Welcome Back To Milk is the Newcastle-born and sometimes Californian based singer’s second album, but her debut as Du Blonde, and it’s a complete reinvention: new name, new sound, new band, new attitude – and attitude is the key word.

                                                                                                  It started at the V&A. Two years ago, in the cavernous final room of the ‘David Bowie Is…’ exhibition, Beth had an epiphany. “When I was a kid, my idea of being a musician came from all these big characters – Bowie, Bolan, Beefheart” she says. “I had this moment in front of all these chapters of his life: this is what I want to do and I haven’t done it for all of these years. All this stuff that was really important to me in the beginning, all of the creativity, emotional expulsion, I’d just lost all of that. It was such a sad moment, but also good – because you can’t change it unless you realise.”

                                                                                                  It was time for a revolution and to get back to what she’d always promised herself: to keep moving, keep changing, keep pushing art and sound and never be pinned down. Beth Jeans Houghton was dead, and Du Blonde was born.

                                                                                                  Where 2012’s debut Yours Truly Cellophane Nose threw everything at a song, Welcome Back To Milk strips everything back and is one massive release of pent up aggression, captured perfectly by producer and Bad Seed Jim Sclavunos. Heavy riffs, loud drums and vocal snarls contrast beautifully with poignant balladry and tenderness that fans of Houghton’s previous work will recognise. Future Islands frontman Samuel T Herring also provides guest vocals on Mind Is On My Mind.

                                                                                                  “What am I pissed off about? In no particular order: the free wheeling judgement of faceless accusers online, every man and his dog giving me advice on how to live my life, what to wear, what not to say, how to write songs. Being asked if I’m on my period in business meetings. Being told to ‘just deal with’ misogyny. It’s clear that the message for young girls, in music, business and relationships, is still ‘shut up, do what you’re told and be thankful’.”

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. Black Flag
                                                                                                  2. Chips To Go
                                                                                                  3. Raw Honey
                                                                                                  4. After The Show
                                                                                                  5. If You're Legal
                                                                                                  6. Hunter
                                                                                                  7. Hard To Please
                                                                                                  8. Young Entertainment
                                                                                                  9. Mr. Hyde
                                                                                                  10. Four In The Morning
                                                                                                  11. Mind Is On My Mind
                                                                                                  12. Isn't It Wild

                                                                                                  Swans

                                                                                                  Filth - Deluxe Edition

                                                                                                    Swans’ debut album re-mastered and reissued on 3CD digipack printed on embossed brown chipboard with booklet including rare photos.

                                                                                                    The first in a series of Swans re-mastered and definitive catalogue releases.

                                                                                                    ‘Filth’ was originally released in 1983. It was recently described by Clash magazine as “a brutally exhaustive work swimming in a thematic pool of audacious abjection” and by The Village Voice as “no wave with five years of practice, too messy for mysticism and too funny for suicide.”

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    CD1
                                                                                                    1. Stay Here
                                                                                                    2. Big Strong Boss
                                                                                                    3. Blackout
                                                                                                    4. Power For Power
                                                                                                    5. Freak
                                                                                                    6. Right Wrong
                                                                                                    7. Thank You
                                                                                                    8. Weakling
                                                                                                    9. Gang
                                                                                                    10. Swans Live At The Kitchen, NYC, 1982-1983

                                                                                                    CD2
                                                                                                    1. I'll Cry For You
                                                                                                    2. Red Sheet
                                                                                                    3. Loop 33
                                                                                                    4. Your Game
                                                                                                    5. Seal It Over
                                                                                                    6. Whore
                                                                                                    7. We'll Hang For That
                                                                                                    8. Half Life
                                                                                                    9. Loop 21
                                                                                                    10. Get Out
                                                                                                    11. Job
                                                                                                    12. Loop 1
                                                                                                    13. Mother, My Body Disgusts Me
                                                                                                    14. Cop
                                                                                                    15. Only I Can Hear, Only I Can Touch
                                                                                                    16. Thug
                                                                                                    17. Raping A Slave (Live Berlin 1984)

                                                                                                    CD3
                                                                                                    1. Laugh
                                                                                                    2. Speak
                                                                                                    3. Take Advantage
                                                                                                    4. Sensitive Skin
                                                                                                    5. Living Arms (Live At CBGB NYC 1982 − 1983)
                                                                                                    6. Howling Red Sheet (Live At CBGB NYC 1982 − 1983)
                                                                                                    7. Big Strong Boss (Live At CBGB NYC 1982 − 1983)
                                                                                                    8. Clay Man (Live At CBGB NYC 1982 − 1983)
                                                                                                    9. We'll Hang For That (Live At CBGB NYC 1982 − 1983)
                                                                                                    10. This Is Mine (Live At Heaven London 1984)
                                                                                                    11. Why Hide (Live At Heaven London 1984)
                                                                                                    12. I Crawled (Live At Heaven London 1984)

                                                                                                    ‘MG’ is a new instrumental album from Martin Gore, one of the founding members of Depeche Mode. Following on from Martin’s collaboration with Vince Clarke on VCMG’s ‘SSSS’ in 2012, 'MG' sees Martin further develop his love, passion and respect for electronic music.

                                                                                                    Written and produced by Martin Gore, work began on ‘MG’ following the final dates of Depeche Mode’s ‘Delta Machine’ tour in March 2013 at Gore’s home studio in Santa Barbara. An entire instrumental album had been in his thoughts for some time, particularly since he has been writing instrumentals for Depeche Mode since 1981.

                                                                                                    “I wanted to keep the music very electronic, very filmic and give it an almost sci-fi like quality,” Martin explains. “Music is a necessity for me. I go into the studio at least 5 days a week, every week, so once I had the idea and the template, the process was quick and fun.”

                                                                                                    ‘MG’ is a soundtrack to an emotional and mysterious film of your own design. From the Angelo Badalmenti - like atmosphere of ‘Elk’ to the industrial electro swagger of ‘Brink’, it landscapes a unique and arresting vision.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    Pinking
                                                                                                    Swanning
                                                                                                    Exalt
                                                                                                    Elk
                                                                                                    Brink
                                                                                                    Europa Hymn
                                                                                                    Creeper
                                                                                                    Spiral
                                                                                                    Stealth
                                                                                                    Hum
                                                                                                    Islet
                                                                                                    Crowly
                                                                                                    Trysting
                                                                                                    Southerly
                                                                                                    Featherlight
                                                                                                    Blade

                                                                                                    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                                                                    The Good Son (2010 Digital Remaster)

                                                                                                      Released in 1990, ‘The Good Son’ is the sixth album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

                                                                                                      ‘The Weeping Song’ and ‘The Ship Song’ have now become firm fan favourites. ‘Foi Na Cruz’ is based partly upon the traditional Brazilian Protestant hymn of the same title. The title translates roughly as ‘It Happened On The Cross’.

                                                                                                      Cave later said, “I guess ‘The Good Son’ is some kind of reflection of the way I felt early on in Brazil. I was quite happy there. I was in love and the first year or two was good. The problem I found was... in order to survive you have to adopt their attitudes towards everything, which are kind of blinkered.”

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      CD/LP
                                                                                                      Foi Na Cruz
                                                                                                      The Good Son
                                                                                                      Sorrow’s Child
                                                                                                      The Weeping Song
                                                                                                      The Ship Song
                                                                                                      The Hammer Song
                                                                                                      Lament
                                                                                                      The Witness Song
                                                                                                      Lucy

                                                                                                      DVD (With CD/DVD Version Only)
                                                                                                      The Good Son (Dolby Digital Surround Sound / DTS Surround Sound / Stereo)
                                                                                                      Additional Tracks (Dolby Digital Surround Sound / DTS Surround Sound / Stereo)
                                                                                                      The Train Song
                                                                                                      Cocks ‘N’ Asses
                                                                                                      Helpless
                                                                                                      Video:
                                                                                                      Do You Love Me Like I Love
                                                                                                      You (Part 6: The Good Son)
                                                                                                      The Weeping Song
                                                                                                      The Ship Song

                                                                                                      Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                                                                      The Boatman's Call (2011 Digital Remaster)

                                                                                                        ‘The Boatman’s Call’ is the tenth studio album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, originally released in 1997.

                                                                                                        The album is entirely piano-based and remains one of the most critically acclaimed releases of Nick Cave’s career.

                                                                                                        Musically, the album’s tone is considered sombre and minimalist and marks a major departure. Moving away from full band arrangements and character-based narratives, the album’s music and lyrics move towards the more intimate sound of Cave’s solo voice accompanied by piano or a few other instruments.




                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        LP / CD
                                                                                                        Into My Arms
                                                                                                        Lime Tree Arbour
                                                                                                        People Ain’t No Good
                                                                                                        There Is A Kingdom
                                                                                                        (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?
                                                                                                        Where Do We Go Now But Nowhere?
                                                                                                        West Country Girl
                                                                                                        Black Hair
                                                                                                        Idiot Prayer
                                                                                                        Far From Me
                                                                                                        Green Eyes

                                                                                                        DVD (With CD/DVD Version Only)
                                                                                                        Audio
                                                                                                        The Boatman’s Call (5.1 & Stereo)
                                                                                                        Little Empty Boat
                                                                                                        Right Now I’m A-Roaming
                                                                                                        Black Hair (Band Version)
                                                                                                        Come Into My Sleep
                                                                                                        Babe, I Got You Bad
                                                                                                        Videos
                                                                                                        Do You Love Me Like I Love You (Part 10: The Boatman’s Call)
                                                                                                        Into My Arms
                                                                                                        (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?

                                                                                                        Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                                                                        No More Shall We Part

                                                                                                          ‘No More Shall We Part’ was released in April 2001 and was the eleventh studio record by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

                                                                                                          The album came after a 4-year gap from recording, following the much acclaimed ‘The Boatman’s Call’ album and was met with mostly positive reviews.

                                                                                                          The album showcases the virtuoso talents of The Bad Seeds, with elaborate instrumental sections on nearly every track. Also, Cave’s lyrics are less obscure than usual and he sings in a wider vocal range than he had previously. Features backing vocals from Kate and Anna McGarrigle.

                                                                                                          Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey during Summer 2014 and cut at Abbey Road studios.

                                                                                                          Heavyweight 180gram vinyl.

                                                                                                          This edition, approved personally by Nick Cave, is finally available again on its original format.

                                                                                                          Includes download code.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          As I Sat Sadly By Her Side
                                                                                                          And No More Shall We Part
                                                                                                          Hallelujah
                                                                                                          Love Letter
                                                                                                          Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow
                                                                                                          God Is In The House
                                                                                                          Oh My Lord
                                                                                                          Sweetheart Come
                                                                                                          The Sorrowful Wife
                                                                                                          We Came Along This Road
                                                                                                          Gates To The Garden
                                                                                                          Darker With The Day

                                                                                                          Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                                                                          Let Love In

                                                                                                            ‘Let Love In’, the eighth studio album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, was originally released in 1994.

                                                                                                            Their first full-length studio album in over two years, ‘Let Love In’ preserves the same line-up (Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld, Conway Savage, Martyn Casey and Thomas Wydler) as established on its two immediate predecessors: ‘Henry’s Dream’ (1992), the band’s troubled collaboration with producer David Briggs and ‘Live Seeds’ (1993), an interim concert compilation.

                                                                                                            The novelty of recording in America with a ‘name’ producer now long behind them, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds returned to familiar turf, choosing to conduct both demo and album sessions in their accustomed habitats of the UK and Australia. In September 1993, recording proper for ‘Let Love In’ commenced at London’s Townhouse III Studios (formerly The Who’s Ramport studio, purpose-built for ‘Quadrophenia’) and the album was completed and mixed at Metropolis in Melbourne by the end of that same year.

                                                                                                            Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey during Summer 2014 and cut at Abbey Road studios.

                                                                                                            Heavyweight 180gram vinyl.

                                                                                                            This edition, approved personally by Nick Cave, is finally available again on its original format.

                                                                                                            Includes download code.

                                                                                                            Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                                                                            Henry's Dream (2010 Digital Remaster) - Collectors Edition

                                                                                                              ‘Henry’s Dream’, the seventh album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, was released in April 1992. It remains a big favourite amongst Bad Seeds fans and is notable for Neil Young producer David Briggs’ ‘live-in-the-studio’ method. Cave and Mick Harvey re-mixed the album and it has a vague concept, with song narratives overlapping and / or sharing characters.

                                                                                                              ‘When I First Came To Town’ is based partly on Karen Dalton’s recording of the traditional song ‘Katy Cruel’.

                                                                                                              Cave later claimed the songs were heavily influenced by street beggars he saw in Brazil. “They’d get their acoustic guitars with one or two strings and bang away and make a racket that had no sense whatsoever. It was very violent and seemed to come straight out of the heart. Very unmusical.”

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry
                                                                                                              I Had A Dream, Joe
                                                                                                              Straight To You
                                                                                                              Brother, My Cup Is Empty
                                                                                                              Christina The Astonishing
                                                                                                              When I First Came To Town
                                                                                                              John Finn’s Wife
                                                                                                              Loom Of The Land
                                                                                                              Jack The Ripper

                                                                                                              Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                                                                              Murder Ballads (2011 Digital Remaster)

                                                                                                                ‘Murder Ballads’ is the ninth studio album by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, released in 1996. As the title suggests, the album consists of new and traditional murder ballads, a genre of songs that relays the details of crimes of passion.

                                                                                                                ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’ was a hit single and received two ARIA Awards and guest musicians on the album include Kylie Minogue, PJ Harvey and Shane MacGowan.

                                                                                                                It was the band’s biggest commercial success to date, most likely helped by the unexpected repeated airplay of the ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’ video on MTV, who even nominated Cave for their Best Male Artist award of that year, though this nomination was later withdrawn at Cave’s request.

                                                                                                                ‘Murder Ballads’ received almost unanimous critical praise with Rolling Stone awarding it 4 Stars and Entertainment Weekly rating the album very highly as well. Q magazine had this to say: “...Musically, The Bad Seeds touch on tinkling cabaret jazz, country-paced morbidity and every morose station between” while it ranked Number 7 in the NME's 1996 Critics’ Poll.




                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                LP / CD
                                                                                                                Song Of Joy
                                                                                                                Stagger Lee
                                                                                                                Henry Lee
                                                                                                                Lovely Creature
                                                                                                                Where The Wild Roses Grow
                                                                                                                The Curse Of Millhaven
                                                                                                                The Kindness Of Strangers
                                                                                                                Crow Jane
                                                                                                                O’Malley’s Bar
                                                                                                                Death Is Not The End

                                                                                                                DVD (with CD/DVD Version Only)
                                                                                                                Audio
                                                                                                                Murder Ballads (5.1 & Stereo)
                                                                                                                The Ballad Of Robert Moore
                                                                                                                And Betty Coltrane
                                                                                                                The Willow Garden
                                                                                                                King Kong Kitchee Kitchee
                                                                                                                Ki-Mi-O
                                                                                                                Knoxville Girl
                                                                                                                Video
                                                                                                                Do You Love Me Like I Love You (Part 9: Murder Ballads)
                                                                                                                Stagger Lee
                                                                                                                Where The Wild Roses Grow
                                                                                                                Henry Lee

                                                                                                                Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                                                                                Tender Prey

                                                                                                                  ‘Tender Prey’ is the fifth studio album from Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and was released on 19th September 1988. The album was produced by Flood and recorded during several sessions over the course of four months in West Berlin - where the band were based at the time - and London.

                                                                                                                  The album opens with ‘The Mercy Seat’, which has been subsequently played at almost all of the band’s live performances since 1988 and was later covered by one of Cave’s biggest influences, Johnny Cash. ‘The Mercy Seat’ was released as a single in May 1988 as a precursor to the album and ‘Deanna’ was released shortly after the album hit the streets.

                                                                                                                  Cave later admitted that the album “was made at a difficult time in my life when things were spiralling out of control in a lot of areas.”

                                                                                                                  Heavyweight 180g vinyl with digital download code.

                                                                                                                  Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey Summer 2014 and cut at Abbey Road studios.

                                                                                                                  This edition, approved personally by Nick Cave, is finally available again on its original format.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  The Mercy Seat
                                                                                                                  Up Jumped The Devil
                                                                                                                  Deanna
                                                                                                                  Watching Alice
                                                                                                                  Mercy
                                                                                                                  City Of Refuge
                                                                                                                  Slowly Goes The Night
                                                                                                                  Sunday’s Slave
                                                                                                                  Sugar Sugar Sugar
                                                                                                                  New Morning

                                                                                                                  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                                                                                  Kicking Against The Pricks

                                                                                                                    Kicking Against the Pricks is Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' third album, released in 1986, and consists of cover versions. For this record the Bad Seeds line-up is Cave, new drummer Thomas Wydler, Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld and Barry Adamson. Cave would later downplay the importance of the record, but said it helped the band develop musically. Remarking on the song selection, Cave said, "They were all done for different reasons. Basically a list of songs were made and we tried to play them. We tried songs by all sorts of people that never got on the record. Some songs were tributes, like the Tom Jones song; other, we didn't think were ever done particularly well in the first place. Some had haunted my childhood, like "The Carnival Is Over". The strings were arranged by Mick Harvey and played by the Berliner Kaffeehausmusik Ensemble. "The Hammer Song" is an entirely different song than the track with the same title on the 1990 Bad Seeds album The Good Son. Vinyl is heavyweight 180 Gram.

                                                                                                                    Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey Summer 2014, cut at Abbey Road studios.

                                                                                                                    This edition, approved personally by Nick Cave, is finally available again on it's original format.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. Muddy Water
                                                                                                                    2. I'm Gonna Kill That Woman
                                                                                                                    3. Sleeping Annaleah
                                                                                                                    4. Long Black Veil
                                                                                                                    5. Hey Joe
                                                                                                                    6. Singer
                                                                                                                    7. All Tomorrow's Parties
                                                                                                                    8. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
                                                                                                                    9. Hammer Song
                                                                                                                    10. Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
                                                                                                                    11. Jesus Met The Woman At The Well
                                                                                                                    12. Carnival Is Over

                                                                                                                    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                                                                                    Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

                                                                                                                      ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’ is Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ fourteenth studio album, and was recorded in June and July 2007 at The State of the Ark Studios in Richmond, Surrey, and mixed by Nick Launay at British Grove recording studios, in Chiswick, west London, and was released on March 3rd 2008.

                                                                                                                      It would also be the last album to feature founding member Mick Harvey, who left the Bad Seeds in 2009.

                                                                                                                      In several interviews Cave has stated that this album would "sound like Grinderman", his side project, who had released their debut album a year earlier. In line with this rough-and-ready approach, the album was recorded in about five days, an uncommonly short period for a full-length album.

                                                                                                                      Cave wrote on his inspiration for the album: "Ever since I can remember hearing the Lazarus story, when I was a kid, you know, back in church, I was disturbed and worried by it. Traumatised, actually. We are all, of course, in awe of the greatest of Christ's miracles—raising a man from the dead—but I couldn't help but wonder how Lazarus felt about it. As a child it gave me the creeps, to be honest. I've taken Lazarus and stuck him in New York City, in order to give the song, a hip, contemporary feel. I was also thinking about Harry Houdini who spent a lot of his life trying to debunk the spiritualists who were cashing in on the bereaved. He believed there was nothing going on beyond the grave. He was the second greatest escapologist, Harry was, Lazarus, of course, being the greatest. I wanted to create a kind of vehicle, a medium, for Houdini to speak to us if he so desires, you know, from beyond the grave."

                                                                                                                      Critical response to the album was overwhelmingly positive, with reviewers citing this as both a return to greatness and a new side of the band.

                                                                                                                      A review from NME described the record as a "gothic psycho-sexual apocalypse" and gave it 8/10, whilst Mojo magazine proclaimed it their album of 2008.

                                                                                                                      Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey during Summer 2014, cut at Abbey Road studios.

                                                                                                                      Vinyl is heavyweight 180 gram. Please note: this is a three-sided record.

                                                                                                                      This edition, approved personally by Nick Cave, is finally available again on it’s original format.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
                                                                                                                      Today’s Lesson
                                                                                                                      Moonland
                                                                                                                      Night Of The Lotus Eaters
                                                                                                                      Albert Goes West
                                                                                                                      We Call Upon The Author
                                                                                                                      Hold On To Yourself
                                                                                                                      Lies Down Here (& Be My Girl)
                                                                                                                      Jesus Of The Moon
                                                                                                                      Midnight Man
                                                                                                                      More News From Nowhere

                                                                                                                      Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                                                                                      Nocturama

                                                                                                                        ‘Nocturama’ is the twelfth studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released in 2003.

                                                                                                                        To date, it is the last Bad Seeds album to feature founding member Blixa Bargeld.

                                                                                                                        This album reunited Nick Cave with Nick Launay, who had produced The Birthday Party’s groundbreaking ‘Junkyard’ 21 years earlier.

                                                                                                                        Featuring the singles ‘Bring It On’, ‘He Wants You’ and ‘Rock Of Gibraltar’, this album finds Cave moving away from ‘Murder Ballads’ and the gory fire and brimstone of yore, and exploring more personal themes.

                                                                                                                        More than twenty years into his career at this point, Nick Cave proved himself worthy of the comparisons made in the press on his behalf: now he could stand alongside the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Tom Waits, as a storyteller who could be unflinchingly honest in his work, whilst continuing to grow his fan base.

                                                                                                                        Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey during Summer 2014, cut at Abbey Road studios.

                                                                                                                        Vinyl is heavyweight 180 gram. Please note: this is a three-sided record.

                                                                                                                        This edition, approved personally by Nick Cave, is finally available again on it’s original format.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Wonderful Life
                                                                                                                        He Wants You
                                                                                                                        Right Out Of Your Hand
                                                                                                                        Bring It On
                                                                                                                        Dead Man In My Bed
                                                                                                                        Still In Love
                                                                                                                        There Is A Town
                                                                                                                        Rock Of Gibraltar
                                                                                                                        She Passed By My Window
                                                                                                                        Babe, I’m On Fire

                                                                                                                        Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                                                                                        Abbatoir Blues / Lyre Of Orpheus

                                                                                                                          English guitarist and organist James Johnston joined The Bad Seeds for their thirteenth studio album ‘Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus’, which was released on September 20th 2004 by Mute Records, and produced by Nick Launay.

                                                                                                                          This masterful double album was produced by Nick Launay at Studio Ferber in Paris in March–April 2004 with Cave splitting drumming duties for the two parts, with Jim Sclavunos on ‘Abattoir Blues’ and Thomas Wydler on ‘Lyre Of Orpheus’.

                                                                                                                          The entire album was completed in twelve days, and notably, the last track on the album, ‘O Children’, was featured in the 2010 film ‘Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part One’. The song is also referenced as an achievement in Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7.

                                                                                                                          This edition, approved personally by Nick Cave, is finally available again on it’s original format.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          LP / CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                          Abbatoir Blues
                                                                                                                          Get Ready For Love
                                                                                                                          Cannibal’s Hymn
                                                                                                                          Hiding All Away
                                                                                                                          Messiah Ward
                                                                                                                          There She Goes, My Beautiful World
                                                                                                                          Nature Boy
                                                                                                                          Abattoir Blues
                                                                                                                          Let The Bells Ring
                                                                                                                          Fable Of The Brown Ape

                                                                                                                          The Lyre Of Orpheus
                                                                                                                          The Lyre Of Orpheus
                                                                                                                          Breathless
                                                                                                                          Babe, You Turn Me On
                                                                                                                          Easy Money
                                                                                                                          Supernaturally
                                                                                                                          Spell
                                                                                                                          Carry Me
                                                                                                                          O Children

                                                                                                                          DVD (With CD/DVD Version Only)
                                                                                                                          Audio (Dolby Digital Surround Sound / DTS Surround Sound / Stereo)
                                                                                                                          ‘Abattoir Blues’
                                                                                                                          ‘The Lyre Of Orpheus’
                                                                                                                          She’s Leaving You
                                                                                                                          Under This Moon
                                                                                                                          Hiding All Away (Live At Maida Vale)
                                                                                                                          There She Goes My Beautiful World (Live At Maida Vale) 
                                                                                                                          Video
                                                                                                                          Do You Love Me Like I Love You (Part 13)
                                                                                                                          Nature Boy
                                                                                                                          Breathless
                                                                                                                          Get Ready For Love (Live)

                                                                                                                          Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                                                                                                          Your Funeral... My Trial

                                                                                                                            With ‘Your Funeral… My Trial’ The Bad Seeds expanded their personnel by adding Thomas Wydler on drums, enabling Mick Harvey to display his considerable multi-instrumental talents.

                                                                                                                            This was the band’s fourth studio album and was released on November 3rd 1986, and was originally released as a double EP, with production duties handled by Flood and Tony Cohen.

                                                                                                                            Cave later remarked "That particular record, which is my favourite of the records we've done, is very special to me and a lot of amazing things happened, musically, in the studio”.

                                                                                                                            “There are some songs on that record that as far as I'm concerned are just about perfect as we can get really- songs like ‘The Carny’, ‘Your Funeral, My Trial’, and ‘Stranger Than Kindness’, I think are really quite brilliant“.

                                                                                                                            Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds appeared in Wim Wenders’ 1987 movie ‘Der Himmel Uber Berlin’ (aka ‘Wings Of Desire’) performing ‘The Carny’ and ‘From Her to Eternity’.

                                                                                                                            Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey during Summer 2014, cut at Abbey Road studios.

                                                                                                                            Vinyl is heavyweight 180 gram.

                                                                                                                            This edition, approved personally by Nick Cave, is finally available again on it’s original format.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            Sad Waters
                                                                                                                            The Carny
                                                                                                                            Your Funeral My Trial
                                                                                                                            Stranger Than Kindness
                                                                                                                            Jacks Shadow
                                                                                                                            Hard On For Love
                                                                                                                            She Fell Away
                                                                                                                            Long Time Man

                                                                                                                            Swans

                                                                                                                            Filth

                                                                                                                              Swans’ debut album re-mastered and reissued on vinyl, including two reproduction live posters.

                                                                                                                              The first in a series of re-mastered catalogue reissues.

                                                                                                                              ‘Filth’ was originally released in 1983. The album was recently described by Clash magazine as “a brutally exhaustive work swimming in a thematic pool of audacious abjection,” and by The Village Voice as “no wave with five years of practice, too messy for mysticism and too funny for suicide.”

                                                                                                                              Nika, the 25-year-old behind Zola Jesus’ creative incarnations, is a singer, sole songwriter and producer.

                                                                                                                              Written on Vashon Island, WA and mixed in Los Angeles, CA by Dean Hurley, ‘Taiga’ follows the widely celebrated albums ‘Versions’ (2013) and ‘Conatus’ (2011). This is Nika’s fourth fulllength album release.

                                                                                                                              In regards to the album title, Nika explains, “Taiga is the Russian name for the boreal forest. For me it feels very alive… very expansive. It represents a feral, untapped world that could happily exist without us. There are taiga forests in Northern Wisconsin where I was raised, and also in Russia where my ancestors are from, so it also feels very native.”

                                                                                                                              Liberated in the present and connected to the past, this album is a transition for Zola Jesus. Masterful layers of composition are bathed in familiar atmospheric vocals but a new sensibility is deeply present.

                                                                                                                              ‘Taiga’ is at once challenging and accessible and is undeniably branded with what Nika terms a “piercing ambition.” Such encompassing purpose, she explains, would be impossible without a newfound sense of artistic self. The album is a declaration of that purpose; one faced with jarring clarity in both its content and production. Nika summates, “For me, it feels like my true debut, because it is the first time I have felt so open and liberated.”

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Taiga
                                                                                                                              2. Dangerous Days
                                                                                                                              3. Dust
                                                                                                                              4. Hunger
                                                                                                                              5. Go (Blank Sea)
                                                                                                                              6. Ego
                                                                                                                              7. Lawless
                                                                                                                              8. Nail
                                                                                                                              9. Long Way Down
                                                                                                                              10. Hollow
                                                                                                                              11. It's Not Over

                                                                                                                              Can

                                                                                                                              Out Of Reach - Remastered Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                Can

                                                                                                                                Rite Time - Remastered Edition

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                  Can

                                                                                                                                  Future Days - Remastered Edition

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

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

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                    SIDE B
                                                                                                                                    1. Bel Air

                                                                                                                                    Can

                                                                                                                                    Landed - Remastered Edition

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

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

                                                                                                                                      Plastikman

                                                                                                                                      EX

                                                                                                                                        Plastikman, aka Richie Hawtin recorded 'EX' at the Guggenheim, New York’s iconic art museum. This very special performance was at the invitation of influential Belgium fashion designer and artistic director at Dior, Raf Simons, for the Guggenheim’s annual fundraiser, performed around a specially constructed LED obelisk.

                                                                                                                                        Richie Hawtin explains, “I knew that Raf was a long time Plastikman fan so by accepting his offer to perform at the Dior event at the Guggenheim I knew I’d set myself up to a huge challenge. Although Raf was happy to have the already complete Plastikman Live 1.5 show, I locked myself away in a series of intense studio sessions and quickly recorded enough new material for the performance and realized I might also have enough for a complete new album. The music came out of me effortlessly as I was very inspired by the opportunity to play in this beautiful architectural space renowned more for art than music. The location also allowed me to step far away from the dancefloor, giving me a huge amount of freedom to EXplore any sonic ideas that I had. Art, music, architecture, painting, sculpture – these mediums are supposed to live together.”

                                                                                                                                        Richie Hawtin is many things - an extraordinary DJ, creator of the ENTER. experience, mastermind behind the M_nus label, technological innovator, art aficionado - in 2011 he collaborated with British sculptor Anish Kapoor for an installation in Paris - and style icon. Before this, though, and perhaps most famously of all, he was and is Plastikman, an electronic music phenomenon whose followers are legion and fanatic.

                                                                                                                                        Between 1993 and 2003, Plastikman created an astonishing body of work, one that didn’t so much define a time and place as explode them, expanding the dimensions of Detroit techno and redefining the possibilities of electronic dance music. Across six albums (‘Sheet One’, ‘Musik’, ‘Recycled Plastik’, ‘Consumed’, ‘Artifakts (B.C.)’, and ‘Closer)’ and numerous singles such as ‘Spastik’, ‘Plastique’, and ‘Sickness’, Plastikman evolved into one of contemporary electronic music’s most distinctive voices: minimalist, psychedelic, seriously groove-laden, and ever mindful of the transcendent properties of electronica.

                                                                                                                                        Plastikman was never going to be a heritage dance act and this latest renaissance opens doors few never knew existed, showcasing a master at work.

                                                                                                                                        Can

                                                                                                                                        Monster Movie - Remastered Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                          Can

                                                                                                                                          Ege Bamyasi - Remastered Edition

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                            Ege Bamyası is the fourth studio album by Can.

                                                                                                                                            The album contains the single "Spoon", which charted in the Top 10 in Germany, and was used as the theme of the German TV series "Das Messer" (The Knife). "

                                                                                                                                            Ege Bamyası" means "Aegean Okra" in Turkish.

                                                                                                                                            Pitchfork featured the record at #19 on its "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s". British music Melody Maker wrote: "Can are without doubt the most talented and most consistent experimental rock band in Europe, England included."

                                                                                                                                            Various artists have cited Ege Bamyasi as an influence. Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth recalls, "…It was unlike anything else I was hearing at the time."

                                                                                                                                            Geoff Barrow of Portishead picked Ege Bamyasi as one of their favourite 13 Albums on the quietus.com's Bakers Dozen series.

                                                                                                                                            "I'm So Green" was covered by Beck.

                                                                                                                                            Kanye West sampled from "Sing Swan Song" for his song "Drunk and Hot Girls" on the album Graduation, and derives many of the song's lyrics from Damo Suzuki's vocals.

                                                                                                                                            Remix versions of several Ege Bamyası songs are included on the album Sacrilege.

                                                                                                                                            Vitamin C" can be heard in Pedro Almodóvar's movie Broken Embraces.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            Pinch
                                                                                                                                            Sing Swan Song
                                                                                                                                            One More Night
                                                                                                                                            Vitamin C
                                                                                                                                            Soup
                                                                                                                                            I'm So Green
                                                                                                                                            Spoon

                                                                                                                                            Liars

                                                                                                                                            Pro Anti Anti

                                                                                                                                              “One of the greatest avant-pop groups of our age” - The Quietus

                                                                                                                                              Liars’ career has seen the band rattle through pigeonholes in an attempt to avoid them all together: brittle yet taught punk funk; liminal no wave; ecstatic noise-pop; 21st-Century garage rock; post millennial post rock; delicate electronics; reaching here, where Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross now find themselves maybe not quite at ease with the world but staring it straight in the eye while showing their teeth.

                                                                                                                                              The single comes backed with remixes by Factory Floor, Truss and young Melbourne collective Nest Of Teens plus a radio mix from Mute’s Daniel Miller.

                                                                                                                                              The 12” comes as a special coloured vinyl release with an exclusive B-side.

                                                                                                                                              ‘#7885 (Electropunk To Technopop) features classic tracks such as ‘Nag Nag Nag’, ‘Do The Mussolini (Headkick)’, ‘Sensoria’, ‘Landslide’, ‘I Want You’ and ‘Just Fascination’.

                                                                                                                                              Curated by Richard H Kirk, who explains, “I decided to gather the more concise elements of the work… Hence the choice of 7” singles, edits and shorter album tracks, a kind of soundbite take on CV.”

                                                                                                                                              ‘#7885 (Electropunk To Technopop)’ compiles two distinct periods of Cabaret Voltaire - 1978-81 and 1983-85 - for the first time together on one release and follows the remastered vinyl release of ‘Red Mecca’ and already legendary sold out box set ‘#8385 (Collected Works 1983-1985)’.

                                                                                                                                              The compilation travels from 1978-81 with a line up of Richard H Kirk, Stephen Mallinder and Chris Watson, when Cabaret Voltaire were (mostly) recording at the Western Works Studios in Sheffield and releasing records on Rough Trade and from 1983-85 after Watson’s departure when Kirk and Mallinder released via the Some Bizzare label on Virgin Records. Kirk points out that this “was a time where we got to do what we do, but in different areas, we wanted to push the boundaries of electronic music, we wanted to place what we were doing into places where it really shouldn't be. We certainly didn't want to carry on repeating what we'd done for the ten years previous.”

                                                                                                                                              Cabaret Voltaire formed in 1973 and, alongside Human League, Throbbing Gristle, Fad Gadget and The Normal, were at the forefront of the UK electronic movement of the late 70s. Way ahead of their time, Cabaret Voltaire’s blend of dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental made them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts of the last 40 years.

                                                                                                                                              “Way, way ahead of their time” - DJ

                                                                                                                                              “True, unflinching pioneers of electronic music” - Loud & Quiet

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                                                                                                                                              Do The Mussolini (Headkick)
                                                                                                                                              The Set Up
                                                                                                                                              Nag Nag Nag
                                                                                                                                              On Every Other Street
                                                                                                                                              Silent Command
                                                                                                                                              Kneel To The Boss
                                                                                                                                              Seconds Too Late
                                                                                                                                              Landslide
                                                                                                                                              Breathe Deep
                                                                                                                                              Just Fascination (7” Version)
                                                                                                                                              Crackdown (Radio Edit 83)
                                                                                                                                              Animation
                                                                                                                                              The Dream Ticket (7” Version)
                                                                                                                                              Sensoria (7” Version)
                                                                                                                                              James Brown (7” Version)
                                                                                                                                              Kino (7” Version)
                                                                                                                                              Big Funk (7” Version)
                                                                                                                                              I Want You (7” Version)
                                                                                                                                              Warm

                                                                                                                                              Performed by Ben Frost with Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily and Thor Harris and largely written in Eastern DR Congo, ‘A U R O R A’ aims directly, through its monolithic construction, at blinding luminescent alchemy; not with benign heavenly beauty but through decimating magnetic force.

                                                                                                                                              Starved of all the adornments of its predecessor; wholly absent of guitar, of piano, of string instruments and natural wooden intimacy, ‘A U R O R A’ offers a defiant new world of fiercely synthetic shapes and galactic interference, pummelling skins and pure metals.

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                                                                                                                                              Flex
                                                                                                                                              Nolan
                                                                                                                                              The Teeth Behind The Kisses
                                                                                                                                              Secant
                                                                                                                                              Diphenyl Oxalate
                                                                                                                                              Venter
                                                                                                                                              No Sorrowing
                                                                                                                                              Sola Fide
                                                                                                                                              A Single Point Of Blinding Light

                                                                                                                                              Can

                                                                                                                                              Soundtracks - Remastered Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                Yann Tiersen

                                                                                                                                                ?? (Infinity)

                                                                                                                                                  ‘∞’ (Infinity) is the follow up to 2011’s ‘Skyline’, which was described by Mojo as “life affirming”, by Clash as a “remarkable musical talent” and in Drowned in Sound’s 8 star review as “euphoric”.

                                                                                                                                                  Conceived in Iceland, where work began on the album, and in Ushant Island, Brittany. The album was produced by Yann Tiersen and mixed by Gareth Jones with Yann Tiersen and Daniel Miller.

                                                                                                                                                  For this album Tiersen has worked with native language speakers to include tracks sung and spoken in Breton (‘Ar Maen Bihan’), Faroese (‘Grønjørd’) and Icelandic (‘Steinn’). ‘Ar Maen Bihan’ is a story written by Emilie Quinquis in the Breton language, and was then translated by Amiina to Icelandic to create the track ‘Steinn’. Elsewhere on the album Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap) and Ólavur Jákupsson (a member of Tiersen’s live band) both contributed tracks on the same theme - stones - Moffat’s in English and Jákupsson’s in Faroese.

                                                                                                                                                  Hailing from Brittany, Yann Tiersen is one of the most revered artists of his generation, with a reputation first established by his studio albums (which included 1997’s ‘Cascade Street’, 1998’s ‘The Lighthouse’ and 2005’s ‘Les Retrouvailles’). The early albums were combined and used for the ‘Amelie’ soundtrack (2001), earning him global recognition. Recent Mute albums ‘Dust Lane’ (2010) and ‘Skyline’ (2011) has seen his prominence build, along with projects such as the recent live score to the Fantômas series which he curated at the Théâtre de Châtelet with guests Tim Hecker, James Blackshaw, Loney Dear and Amiina.

                                                                                                                                                  Mick Harvey

                                                                                                                                                  Intoxicated Man / Pink Elephants - Remastered

                                                                                                                                                    Mick Harvey is set to release a double collection of his two Serge Gainsbourg albums, ‘Intoxicated Man’ and ‘Pink Elephants’, through Mute.

                                                                                                                                                    ‘Intoxicated Man’ (1995) and ‘Pink Elephants’ (1997) are Mick Harvey’s interpretations of the songs of legendary singer, songwriter and poet Serge Gainsbourg and are the first major works translating Gainsbourg’s influential work from French to English. The collection will include two unreleased tracks, ‘Dr. Jeckyll’ and ‘Run From Happiness’.

                                                                                                                                                    Originally Harvey embarked on the project as a result of his own curiosity about the songs and particularly the lyrics. At the time of the original recordings Gainsbourg was little known outside classic works such as ‘Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus’ (‘I Love You… Nor Do I’), ‘Lemon Incest’, ‘Harley Davidson’, ‘Initials B.B.’ and ‘Bonnie & Clyde’. On this collection these classic works are presented alongside some of Gainsbourg’s lesser known compositions.

                                                                                                                                                    The vocal parts originally sung by Gainsbourg’s muses Jane Birkin, Brigitte Bardot and daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg are here sung by longtime collaborator Anita Lane. Guests on the albums include Bertrand Burgalat, Warren Ellis and David McClymont.

                                                                                                                                                    The reissues follow Mick Harvey’s 2013 album, ‘FOUR (Acts Of Love)’, which was the former Bad Seed and PJ Harvey collaborator’s sixth solo studio album, and the follow up to 2011’s ‘Sketches From The Book Of The Dead’.

                                                                                                                                                    Laibach

                                                                                                                                                    Spectre

                                                                                                                                                      ‘Spectre’ follows the band’s widely acclaimed conceptual album ‘Volk’ (2006), where Laibach interpreted national anthems of historically imperialistic nations, and the release of the side projects ‘Laibachkunstderfuge’ (2008) and ‘Iron Sky: The Original Film Soundtrack’ (2012).

                                                                                                                                                      Laibach have once again ‘re-invented’ themselves into a newly born, yet polished and solid, formation. And, as is now customary, Laibach call into question all the rigid and cemented interpretations (and prejudices) about themselves, about their music, intentions, philosophy and ideology. Laibach are masters of escape, true escape artists. And yet, despite everything, ‘Spectre’ resonates as a real and full-blooded Laibachian work and nothing else.

                                                                                                                                                      With ‘Spectre’ Laibach have created a big, important, and almost dangerous step forward; it seems that this time it has fatally crossed the Rubicon. On this album the group - which has never defined itself politically, but has, nevertheless, constantly analysed politics through its work - comes across as politically engaged as never before. ‘Spectre’ literally sounds like a political manifesto in poetic form. Titles and lyrics couldn’t be more direct. With these lyrics and songs, Laibach, who have always given a controversial impression - or an impression of controversy - especially in terms of its political orientation, is now very clearly taking a position on the political spectrum and probably irreversibly abolishing its own (to some extent quite comfortable) political ‘freedom’ and neutrality.

                                                                                                                                                      The album opens with ‘The Whistleblowers’, a contagiously optimistic piece of classic ‘militant and symphonic’ Laibach, sounding like the sequel to Lieutenant F J Ricketts’ 1914 ‘Colonel Bogey March’. ‘No History’ knows no mercy, and leaves no doubt: Laibach require uncompromising action, they demand bravery and boldness and seek heroes “who will be the creed of a new political faith”. And, in one of the verses of this song, listeners can find a mini ‘manifesto’ about the album itself, its sonic expression, and the position of the group in relation to its own history.

                                                                                                                                                      In amongst these rallying calls from the band sits a rare Laibach love song: ‘We Are Millions And Millions Are One’ deals with love in today’s impossible times, times which are dangerously close to the fictional reality of classic anti-utopian novels such as Yevgeny Zamyatin’s ‘We’, Laibach’s inspiration for this song.

                                                                                                                                                      Ending the album is the elegant utopian song ‘Koran’, a track that shows the possibility of a better and fairer world - on Earth or in the hereafter. Consequently, the album ends with the (in)complete, open, unfinished sound of a piano key.

                                                                                                                                                      Cabaret Voltaire

                                                                                                                                                      Drinking Gasoline

                                                                                                                                                        ‘Drinking Gasoline’ was released in 1985, consisting of four songs from the legendary ‘Gasoline In Your Eye’ videocassette. These songs rank among Cabaret Voltaire’s more infectious compositions.

                                                                                                                                                        ‘Gasoline In Your Eye’ is now included as a DVD together with both the CD and the LP of ‘Drinking Gasoline’, featuring videos shot and edited by groundbreaking director Peter Care and Richard H Kirk.

                                                                                                                                                        All audio remastered from the original tapes.

                                                                                                                                                        Vinyl cut by Stefan Betke aka Pole.

                                                                                                                                                        ‘Gasoline In Your Eye’ DVD includes ‘Sensoria’ and promotional videos for ‘I Want You’ and ‘Just Fascination’.

                                                                                                                                                        Cabaret Voltaire, alongside Human League, Throbbing Gristle, Fad Gadget and The Normal, were at the forefront of the UK electronic movement of the late 1970s. Way ahead of their time, Cabaret Voltaire’s blend of dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental made them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts of the last 35 years.

                                                                                                                                                        Cabaret Voltaire

                                                                                                                                                        The Covenant, The Sword And The Arm Of The Lord

                                                                                                                                                          This is Cabaret Voltaire’s seventh studio album, originally released in 1985. The album peaked at #57 in the UK charts. ‘I Want You’ went on to be the single.

                                                                                                                                                          Cabaret Voltaire, alongside Human League, Throbbing Gristle, Fad Gadget and The Normal, were at the forefront of the UK electronic movement of the late 70s.

                                                                                                                                                          Way ahead of their time, Cabaret Voltaire’s blend of dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental made them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts of the last 35 years.

                                                                                                                                                          All audio remastered from the original tapes.

                                                                                                                                                          Vinyl cut by Stefan Betke aka Pole.

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                                                                                                                                                          Motion Rotation
                                                                                                                                                          Whip Blow
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