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Justice

A Cross The Universe - 2022 Vinyl Edition

    A Cross The Universe sees pioneering French electro outfit Justice tour their 2007 smash LP 'Cross' (get it?) and features every single one of the absolute bangers from that instantly recognisable LP. D.A.N.C.E is probably the most notable to the uninitiated as being on every radio station and in every club for a good year or so, but 'We Are Your Friends' and 'Genesis' both absolutely slay on this LP as well. Live LP's can often be a funny concept, sometimes not quite living up to the energy of a renowned live show, but A Cross The Universe absolutely lives up to everything a live album should be, and commemorates the unfalteringly great Cross LP at the same time. Banger.  

    TRACK LISTING

    A SIDE
    01 - Intro
    02 - Genesis
    03 - Phantom Part 1
    04 - Phantom Part 1.5
    05 - D.A.N.C.E
    B SIDE
    01 - D.A.N.C.E Part 2
    02 - DVNO
    03 - Waters Of Nazareth (Prelude)
    04 - One Minute To Midnight
    05 - TTHHEE PPAARRTTYY
    06 - Let There Be Lite
    C SIDE
    01 – Stress
    02 - We Are Your Friends (Reprise)
    03 - Waters Of Nazareth
    D SIDE
    01 - Phantom Part 2
    02 - Encore
    03 - NY Excuse 
    04 - Final 

    Justice

    Planisphere - 2022 Vinyl Edition

      It's hard to overstate the importance Justice have had on the electronic music landscape, but i'd wager that the majority of people will know them for their crossover smash hit Cross. Cross was a pioneering work of glitched, filtered electro business, and hit many a dancefloor and house party for a good few years there. there were moments in that LP of the sort of progressive, snappy cut-paste business we see on the brilliant Planisphere, but the latter went mostly unheralded by the very merit of it not being Cross. 

      On it's own, the epic Planisphere could easily have turned just as many heads, it's a proggy slice of funky electro but effortlessly moves between those two worlds and into spine-tingling epic house lifts, but is just as surprising as it is groovy. Band-pass filters and resonance sweeps suddenly break into cavernous reverb and soaring 1-2 percussives. It's a lot less sugary but a lot more textured, a bold and shifting wall of glimmering electronic moods. 

      TRACK LISTING

      A SIDE : PLANISPHERE (17:39)
      B SIDE : No Music - Etched Design

      Debut album from the experimental pop artist Shygirl. The 12-track album was created with a close-knit group of friends and previous collaborators including Mura Masa, Sega Bodega, Karma Kid, Arca and Cosha along with the producers Noah Goldstein, Danny L Harle, BloodPop, Vegyn and Kingdom.

      "Nymph" reveals Shygirl’s inner self-reflection in experimental vocal tones and deconstructed dance melodies and exhibits a new level of intimacy and emotional depth in her songwriting. Simultaneously asserting her power and freedom and yet still longing for love, she delivers us lyrical harmonies and catchy hooks telling stories of relationships, sexual desires and romantic frustrations. Over lush production, Shygirl brings us on the journey of what intimacy is like for a woman who’s seen as ‘too hot to handle’, someone sought after and overlooked at the same time. Shygirl’s melodies intertwine with the sounds of bassline, garage, dancehall and hip hop, all seamlessly flowing together like an artful ribbon dance.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Matt says: Don't sleep on the neo-heart-melter: "Heaven" which aptly gives Sophie a run for her money in the 'future-emotional-heartbreak-ballad' stakes.

      TRACK LISTING

      Side 1
      1. Woe (3:41)
      2. Come For Me (1:07)
      3. Shlut (2:32)
      4. Little Bit (3:34)
      5. Firefly (3:15)
      6. Coochie (A Bedtime Story) (2:58)
      Side 2
      1. Heaven (2:42)
      2. Nike (2:10)
      3. Poison (2:42)
      4. Honey (3:36)
      5. Missing U (0:59)
      6. Wildfire (2:56)

      Pascal Comelade

      Le Non-sens Du Rythme

        Following 'Le Cut-Up Populaire', Pascal Comelade announces the release on September 9 of his new album 'Le Non-Sens Du Rythme'. Since his first record published in 1975, Pascal Comelade, a child of the frenzy rock of the 60’s and 70s’, has developed a profuse body of work including many musical collaborations (PJ Harvey, Robert Wyatt, Jaki Libezeit (Can), Lee Ranaldo, The Liminanas...) and non-musical collaborations (Jeanne Moreau, Sergi Lopez, Jean François Stévenin, Bob Wilson...).

        His compositions are reminiscent of MC5, Erik Satie, Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Suicide: a language that dances on a musical skeleton in perpetual movement by successive fusions, mixing folklore and underground, repetitive music and french chanson, pataphysical riffs and toy instruments.

        As a multiple artist, he has developed an aesthetic approach via a particular link to visual arts. He draws, paints and occasionally performs with painters Miquel Barcelo and Hervé Di Rosa.

        On his new album, "Le non-sens du rythme" (to be translated "The nonsense of rhythm", the title says it all), Pascal Comelade almost plays all the instruments, not only multiple pianos but also the Rickenbaker e.bass, the indian harmonium, various keyboards and even the tin can. He remains the undisputed master of the instrumental ritornello inspired by popular music as well as krautrock.


        The Limiñanas

        Electrified (Best Of 2009-2022)

          The garage-psychedelic French duo The Limiñanas straddles since 2009 the boundary between psychedelic, shoegaze, garage & French yé-yé up to cool vocals. Quintessentially French but first known at the start in the US before hitting homeland France. 7 studio albums so far, 2 rare tracks compilations, many EPs, some OST, collabs such as L’Epée with Anton Newcombe & Emmanuelle Seigner: time for a first time Best of, and actually more than a Best of: Double CD, Ltd Triple Vinyl offer 12 exclusive bonus tracks - new songs + rare songs when they called themselves les Bellas, before The Liminanas.

          “Electrified” also includes 23 classics songs , with featurings such as Peter Hook, Anton Newcombe and French pionners Laurent Garnier, Etienne Daho & Pascal Comelade.

          Features liner notes written by Iggy Pop, Peter Hook & Keith Streng (Fleshtones): because it’s only rock’n’roll.
          .

          TRACK LISTING

          DOUBLE VINYL
          A SIDE
          1. Migas 2000
          2. I'm Dead
          3. Je Ne Suis Pas Très Drogue
          4. Down Underground
          5. Je Suis Une Gogo Girl
          6. La Fille De La Ligne 15
          B SIDE
          1. Je M'en Vais
          2. Salvation
          3. Votre Côté Yeye M'emmerde
          4. Cold Was The Ground
          5. My Black Sabbath
          6. Carnival Of Souls (feat. Pascal Comelade)
          C SIDE
          1. El Beach
          2. Prisunic
          3. Dahlia Rouge
          4. Garden Of Love (feat. Peter Hook)
          5. Istanbul Is Sleepy (feat. Anton Newcombe)
          6. The Gift (feat. Peter Hook)
          D SIDE
          1. Shadow People
          2. Dimanche (feat. Bertrand Belin)
          3. One Blood Circle (feat. Etienne Daho)
          4. Calentita
          5. Saul (feat. Laurent Garnier)

          TRIPLE VINYL
          A SIDE
          1. Migas 2000
          2. I'm Dead
          3. Je Ne Suis Pas Très Drogue
          4. Down Underground
          5. Je Suis Une Gogo Girl
          6. La Fille De La Ligne 15
          B SIDE
          1. Je M'en Vais
          2. Salvation
          3. Votre Côté Yeye M'emmerde
          4. Cold Was The Ground
          5. My Black Sabbath
          6. Carnival Of Souls Feat. Pascal Comelade)
          C SIDE
          1. El Beach
          2. Prisunic
          3. Dahlia Rouge
          4. Garden Of Love (feat. Peter Hook)
          5. Istanbul Is Sleepy (feat. Anton Newcombe)
          6. The Gift (feat. Peter Hook)
          D SIDE
          1. Shadow People
          2. Dimanche (feat. Bertrand Belin)
          3. One Blood Circle (feat. Etienne Daho)
          4. Calentita
          5. Saul (feat. Laurent Garnier)
          E SIDE
          1. USA Motorbike (feat. David Menke)
          2. La Musique (feat. Areski Belkacem)
          3. Les Hommes Et Les Ombres
          4. Domino (feat. Golden Bug)
          5. Pulsing (feat. David Menke)
          F SIDE
          1. Hey I'm Going Down
          2. She's On My Track
          3. A Dream That Slips
          4. Electrified
          5. You Got My Soul
          6. Drown
          7. Belladelic

          CD 1 
          1. Migas 2000 
          2. I'm Dead 
          3. Je Ne Suis Pas Très Drogue 
          4. Down Underground 
          5. Je Suis Une Gogo Girl 
          6. La Fille De La Ligne 15 
          7. Je M'en Vais
          8. Salvation 
          9. Votre Côté Yeye M'emmerde 
          10. Cold Was The Ground 
          11. My Black Sabbath
          12. Carnival Of Souls (feat. Pascal Comelade)
          13. El Beach
          14. Prisunic 
          15. Dahlia Rouge
          16. Garden Of Love (feat. Peter Hook) 
          17. Istanbul Is Sleepy (feat. Anton Newcombe) 
          18. The Gift (feat. Peter Hook)
          CD 2
          1. Shadow People
          2. Dimanche (feat. Bertrand Belin)
          3. One Blood Circle Circle (feat. Etienne Daho)
          4. Calentita
          5. Saul (feat. Laurent Garnier)
          6. Hey I'm Going Down
          7. She's On My Track
          8. A Dream That Slips
          9. Electrified
          10. You Got My Soul
          11. Drown
          12. Belladelic
          13. USA Motorbike (feat. David Menke)
          14. La Musique (feat. Areski Belkacem)
          15. Les Hommes Et Les Ombres
          16. Domino (feat. Golden Bug)
          17. Pulsing (feat. David Menke)

          Django Django

          Django Django - 10th Anniversary Edition

            Django Django will be releasing a 10th-anniversary reissue of their self-titled Mercury Prize-nominated debut album. The original album will be re-released alongside a second disc of the entire album mixed by dub pioneer Mad Professor. The edition is officially announced 13th April with the release of The Mad Professor Dub of their iconic single 'Default' .

            TRACK LISTING

            Introduction
            Hail Bop
            Default
            Firewater
            Waveforms
            Zumm Zumm
            Hand Of Man
            Love's Dart
            Wor
            Storm
            Life's A Beach
            Skies Over Cairo
            Silver Rays
            Introduction Dub
            Hail Bop Dub
            Default Dub
            Firewater Dub
            Waveforms Dub
            Zumm Zumm Dub
            Hand Of Man Dub
            Love's Dart Dub
            Wor Dub
            Storm Dub
            Life's A Beach Dub
            Skies Over Cairo Dub
            Silver Rays Dub

            The Liminanas & David Menke

            The Ballad Of Linda L & The Devil Inside Me

              The psychedelic French garage duo The Liminanas and german-french music composer & sound engineer David Menke wrote together 2 OST for documentaries . “The Ballad Of Linda L” for the Arte eponymous documentary about the life of Linda Lovelace. And “The Devil Inside me” for the Netflix serie “Monsters Inside : The 24 Faces Of Billy Milligan” . 100% new music, fuzz guitars & garage rock.

              TRACK LISTING

              VINYL 1 - OST THE BALLAD OF LINDA L
              FACE A
              1. Prologue
              2. Deep
              3. Doin' It
              4. The Ballad Of Linda L.
              5. 80's Score Pt. A
              6. 80's Score Pt. B
              FACE B
              1. Friends On Fire
              2. Desolation
              3. Romance
              4. Punky Disco
              5. Linda’s Lament
              6. Get Up To Fight

              VINYL 2 - OST THE DEVIL INSIDE ME
              FACE A
              1. Them
              2. Waiting For You
              3. Losing Control
              4. A Shot Of Whiskey
              5. Strange Girl
              6. Meeting Morrison
              7. Back To Amanda
              8. Oh Lord
              FACE B
              1. Love Around Us
              2. Illusion Song
              3. USA Motorbike
              4. Surfing
              5. The Devil Inside Me
              6. Savages
              7. West Coast
              8. Suicide Solution

              Metronomy

              The English Riviera (Instrumentals)

                The Joseph Mount-fronted electronic pop collective Metronomy announce details of the forthcoming special vinyl release of the instrumental versions of their career-changing 2011 album The English Riviera, which is this year celebrating its ten year anniversary. The English Riviera (Instrumentals) are available to listen to online now and will be released on vinyl in November.

                The Dinked vinyl edition of The English Riviera (Instrumentals) will be a cream coloured 12” vinyl with numbered sleeve, complete with transparent sticker sheets, A6 Postcard and Dinked sticker.

                A love letter to the stretch of coast a stone's throw from where Joe Mount grew up, The English Riviera marked a breakout moment in the band’s history that would lead them to global success and see them constantly developing their sound for a decade to come. 


                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: So, you know that perfect funky synth-pop powerhouse 'The English Rivera' by Metronomy?, yeah well imagine that but without vocals.. Oh, you can't? well if it's something you fancy then this, 'The English Rivera Instrumentals By Metronomy' might be exactly what you need. It's good, it's like the album but without the vocals.

                TRACK LISTING

                A Side:
                The English Riviera
                We Broke Free (Instrumental)
                Everything Goes My Way (Instrumental)
                The Look (Instrumental)
                She Wants (Instrumental)
                Trouble (Instrumental)

                B Side:
                The Bay (Instrumental)
                Loving Arm (Instrumental)
                Corinne (Instrumental)
                Some Written (Instrumental)
                Love Underlined (Instrumental)

                Metronomy

                Posse EP Volume 1 (RSD22 EDITION)

                  THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                  Prior to their new album "Small World" (February 18th, 2022), Metronomy surprise released a 5 track collaborative EP on digital only. Each song featured a rising artist of the next generation including Biig Piig and Spill Tab. This very first vinyl Edition of the EP, pressed exclusively for RSD on purple vinyl also includes bonus instrumental version of all songs. 

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A Side / Main Mix - Original Songs
                  1. Metronomy X Pinty - "Half An Inch "
                  2. Metronomy X Biig Piig - "405"
                  3. Metronomy X Spill Tab - "Uneasy"
                  4. Metronomy X Sorry - "Out Of Touch"
                  5. Metronomy X Brian Nasty X Folly Group - "Monday"
                  B Side / Instrumentals
                  1. Metronomy X - "Half An Inch [Instrumental] "
                  2. Metronomy X Biig Piig - "405 [Instrumental] "
                  3. Metronomy X Spill Tab - "Uneasy [Instrumental]"
                  4. Metronomy X Sorry - "Out Of Touch [Instrumental] "
                  5. Metronomy X Brian Nasty X Folly Group - "Monday" 

                  Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul

                  Topical Dancer

                    Today sees Belgian-Caribbean provocateur Charlotte Adigéry and her long-term musical partner, Bolis Pupul announce their debut album Topical Dancer, via Soulwax’s iconic label DEEWEE.

                    Cultural appropriation. Misogyny and racism. Social media vanity. Post-colonialism and political correctness. These are not talking points that you’d ordinarily hear on the dancefloor but Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul are ripping up the rulebook with their debut album Topical Dancer. The Ghent-based duo, who broke out with their 2019 Zandoli EP, are rare storytellers in electronic music: they take the temperature of the time and funnel them into their playful synth concoctions – never didactic and always with a knowing wink.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Bel Deewee
                    Esperanto
                    Blenda
                    Hey
                    It Hit Me
                    Ich Mwen (with Christiane Adigéry)
                    Reappropriate
                    Ceci N'est Pas Un Cliché
                    Huile Smisse
                    Mantra
                    Making Sense Stop
                    Haha
                    Thank You

                    Metronomy

                    Small World

                      Metronomy’s new album Small World is a return to simple pleasures, nature, and an embracing in part of more pared down, songwriterly sonics, all while asking broader existential questions: which feels at least somewhat rooted in the period of time during which it was made – 2020. Finding appreciation in nature and our roots, while reappraising the things we value as we get older are all things that are part and parcel of the human experience: though it has all felt accelerated and emphasised in this past year or so. Through the tumultuous ebb and flow of the years, Metronomy continues to endure, and Joe Mount’s ability as a songwriter, arranger and producer shines through on Small World, evergreen.

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Barry says: Metronomy's uplifting brand of jangle-heavy synth pop hits a peak on the shimmering uplifting snap of 'Small World'. It's definitely got Disney montage vibes, and is as rich and satisfying as any of their previous offerings while being even more effervescent and dynamic.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Life And Death
                      2. Things Will Be Fine
                      3. It’s Good To Be Back
                      4. Loneliness On The Run
                      5. Love Factory
                      6. I Lost My Mind
                      7. Right On Time
                      8. Hold Me Tonight
                      9. I Have Seen Enough

                      Parcels

                      Day/Night

                        Parcels have always been a band of extreme light and shade: they’re from surf hotspot Byron Bay in Australia but living in Berlin for years; their sweet-as-honey vocal harmonies rival the Beach Boys but their live shows can turn into slamming techno rave-ups.

                        The band returns with an ambitious third studio album, Day/Night, a Double Record huge in scope and sound, whose hopeful messages of perseverance through difficult times are a balm for these uncertain times.

                        E.VAX is the project of electronic-rock duo Ratatat’s Evan Mast. Heading it alone, without Mike Stroud influence or input, his self-titled solo project is a more intimate, personal and playful exploration of this singular producer’s expansive vision.

                        Half recorded at home, half at a friend’s art gallery in Montana, the imposed global lockdown lent itself to a more considered and exploratory approach. He’d play songs at the wrong speed to see how it changed what he heard, or deliberately leave a melody untouched for months and then improvise over it after playing it anew for the first time. Unable to get lost in real life, he got lost in music.

                        Mixing thick, blankety atmospheres with modern drum programming (referencing glitch, drill and boombap, alongside warped downbeat flavours) and utilizing shining, resplendent melodies and instruments, the album creates a nice contrast between light and dark textures, punctuated with futuristic rhythms and decorated with casual flurries of eclectronic genius. 


                        TRACK LISTING

                        A SIDE:
                        1. Rabindra
                        2.Karst
                        3. Always
                        4. What About You
                        5. Manila
                        6. Anything At All

                        B SIDE:
                        1. Kolkata
                        2. Pretty Good
                        3. New Words
                        4. Little Lung
                        5. Koko
                        6. Actual Air

                        The Liminanas / Laurent Garnier

                        De Pelicula

                          The psychedelic garage duo The Liminanas and French techno pioneer DJ/producer Laurent Garnier have now produced together “De Pelicula”.

                          The result is neither a Limiñanas techno record nor a Laurent Garnier rock album. It is a record that feels like a walk on the wild side, one straight out of a film noir that was spawned from the need to write music that tells a story and rattles all traditional patterns in a (super)sonic trance.

                          A heated road-trip spent chasing Juliette and Saul, two teenage rascals straight out of a ‘60s classic - think “Breathless” (original title: A bout de Souffle) meets Sailor and Lula - balancing on the southern border with Spain, knocked out by the heat and cheap liquor.

                          STAFF COMMENTS

                          Barry says: What a weird and wonderful mixture this is. The Liminanas' psychedelic groove works perfectly here with Garnier's propulsive electronics, with the end result being both wildly psychedelic and wonderfully focused. A superb, soaring trip of a record.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. Saul
                          2. Je Rentrais Par Le Bois … Bb
                          3. Juliette Dans La Caravane
                          4. Que Calor !
                          5. Promenades Obliques
                          6. Tu Tournes En Boucle
                          7. Steeplechase
                          8. Juliette
                          9. Ne Gâche Pas L'aventure Humaine
                          10. Au Début C'était Le Début
                          11. Saul S'est Fait Planter

                          Mr Flash / A Bass Day

                          Radar Rider / F.I.S.T (ED001 18th Anniversary)

                            Ok, an 18th anniversay edition is a bit weird, but being as this was the first (and arguably the best) 12" on Ed Banger, the globe conquering Parisian label of the noughties, and featured a blinder from the dearly departed Philippe Zdar under his A Bass Day alias, I'm totally on board. 

                            So, what will you hear on this limited white vinyl repress? Well, on the A-side we get a break heavy bit of downbeat psychedelia from Mr Flash, who assembles flanged hats and heavy drums with a blorping Scruff-styled bassline, then chops a few tasty samples from Floyd's "Echoes" for good measure. Meanwhile on the flipside, Zdar drops a frisky little e-funk wriggler complete with filter funk melodies and a hip-twisting bassline.




                            TRACK LISTING

                            Mr Flash “Radar Rider“
                            A Bass Day (aka Zdar) “F.I.S.T”

                            Sons Of Raphael

                            Full-Throated Messianic Homage

                              Sons of Raphael are brothers Loral and Ronnel Raphael from London.

                              Seven years in the making, their debut album, featuring singles "Revolution" and "He Who Makes The Morning Darkness", is a sci fi wall of sound, an orchestral fantasia that blossoms into a psych pop explosion.

                              "Full Throated Messianic Homage", was written, arranged and produced by Loral & Ronnel, and mixed by Philippe Zdar, and comes in a standard gatefold black vinyl edition including a special 24-page lyric booklet.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Revolution
                              He Who Makes The Morning Darkness
                              Siren Music
                              On Dreams That Are Sent By God
                              Devil, Devil
                              Yeah Yeah Yeah
                              Oh Momma
                              I Sing Songs For The Dead
                              Let’s All Get Dead Together
                              The Sand Dunes Lift Up

                              DEEWEE, the label from Grammy-nominated artists David & Stephen Dewaele AKA Soulwax/2manydjs, release "Foundations", their 50th release and first compilation album coming out on May 7th. 27 tracks including 3 brand new exclusive works* are beautifully presented across triple LP and 2CD physical editions, along with digital format. All are united by a breadth of imagination, a love of hands-on artistry, and of course by the sonic craftsmanship of the Dewaele brothers themselves.

                              Foundations is more than just a compilation of tracks from the DEEWEE label. It’s a beautiful object in its own right. As with all DEEWEE releases, Parisian art directors, Ill-Studio have created a gorgeous artefact that collectors will love. It’s also a wonderful audio experience, with new music complimenting and elevating the catalogue material, and the sequencing of the 27 tracks done with as much love as any artist album or DJ set. It’s an expression of the values of a musical family with the brothers at its heart and featuring their creative input throughout. Everything on the album has come through the DEEWEE Studios in Ghent, Belgium which was built to bring together their friends from around the world. In many ways, Foundations represents a new phase in the label’s existence, one that is aided by a new joint venture with UK and FR label Because Music.


                              TRACK LISTING

                              Double CD
                              CD 1
                              01. Charlotte Adigéry - Bear With Me (And L'll Stand Bare Before You)
                              02. Laima - Disco Pregnancy (Tonal+ Rhythmical)
                              03. Each Other - Burn It Down
                              04. Bolis Pupul - Moon Theme
                              05. James Righton - Release Party
                              06. Die Verboten - Aquarius
                              07. Soulwax - Heaven Scent Feat. Chloe Sevigny
                              08. Ems Synthi 100 - Movement 6
                              09. Soulwax - Conditions Of A Shared Belief
                              10. Soulwax - Close To Paradise
                              11. Asa Moto - Kifesh
                              12. Laila - The Other Me (Deeweedub)
                              13. Asa Moto - Wanowan Efem
                              CD 2
                              01. Charlotte Adigéry - Paténipat
                              02. Klanken - Drie
                              03. Phillipi - 9000
                              04. Movulango - Leave
                              05. Laima - Home
                              06. Emmanuelle - Italove
                              07. Sworn Virgins -Take Your Lady
                              08. Phillipi & Rodrigo - Paciencia
                              09. Extra Credit- Drive Me
                              10. Bous Pupul - Wéi?
                              11. Soulwax - Essential Eleven
                              12. Sworn Virgins - Fifty Dollar Bills
                              13. Phillipi & Rodrigo - Retrogrado
                              14. Future Sound Of Antwerp - Tom Cruise, Scientologist

                              Triple Vinyl Edition
                              A1. Charlotte Adigéry - Bear With Me (And L'll Stand Bare Before You)
                              A2. Laima - Disco Pregnancy (Tonal+ Rhythmical)
                              A3. Each Other - Burn It Down
                              A4. Bolis Pupul - Moon Theme
                              A5. James Righton - Release Party
                              B1. Die Verboten - Aquarius
                              B2. Soulwax - Heaven Scent Feat. Chloe Sevigny
                              B3. Ems Synthi 100 - Movement 6
                              B4. Soulwax - Conditions Of A Shared Belief
                              C1. Soulwax - Close To Paradise
                              C2. Asa Moto - Kifesh
                              C3. Laila - The Other Me (Deeweedub)
                              C4. Asa Moto - Wanowan Efem
                              D1. Charlotte Adigéry - Paténipat
                              D2. Klanken - Drie
                              D3. Phillipi - 9000
                              D4. Movulango - Leave
                              D5. Laima - Home
                              E1. Emmanuelle - Italove
                              E2. Sworn Virgins -Take Your Lady
                              E3. Phillipi & Rodrigo - Paciencia
                              E4. Extra Credit- Drive Me
                              F1. Bous Pupul - Wéi?
                              F2. Soulwax - Essential Eleven
                              F3. Sworn Virgins - Fifty Dollar Bills
                              F4. Phillipi & Rodrigo - Retrogrado
                              F5. Future Sound Of Antwerp - Tom Cruise, Scientologist

                              Aluna

                              Renaissance

                                The desire for change stirs from the inside. We either listen to it - or not. Aluna chose to listen. After widespread critical acclaim as one-half of multiplatinum duo AlunaGeorge, the Grammy Award Winning singer, songwriter, and producer establishes an unpredictable and undeniable signature sound on her 2020 solo debut, "Renaissance". Featuring contributions from Disclosure associate SG Lewis, Princess Nokia and Rema, along with production from Kaytranada, Scott Storch and Lido, this LP offers a synth-led hit of pop tinged with bass, house and RnB flavours.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Side A
                                1. I’ve Been Starting To
                                Love All The Things I Hate
                                2. Warrior (feat. SG Lewis)
                                3. Sneak
                                4. Envious

                                Side B
                                5. Don’t Hit My Line
                                6. Get Paid (with Princess
                                Nokia & Jada Kingdom)
                                7. The Recipe (produced
                                By KAYTRANADA)
                                [feat. Rema]

                                Side C
                                8. Body Pump
                                9. Ain’t My Business
                                10. Off Guard
                                11. Back Up

                                Side D
                                12. Pressure
                                13. Surrender
                                14. Whistle

                                Metronomy & Clara Luciani

                                La Baie / La Grenade

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


                                  Numbered & coloured 7" edition. It all started with French songwriter Clara Lucianaís first record ëSainte-Victoireí (now platinum) which included a cover adapted in French of her favourite Metronomy song 'The Bay'. She then met Metronomy in Paris, shared artistic visions and eventually decided to conceive this joint 7íí project which includes her cover of ëThe Bayí & Metronomyís take on her own track ëLa Grenadeí. Joseph Mount & Clara Luciani imagined & created together the 7íí artwork"

                                  Sébastien Tellier

                                  Domesticated

                                    An electronica album that buzzes with humanity, his most melodically refined work to date and a joyous Franco-pop fantasia.

                                    The parisian pop genius took one of his famous leaps into the unknown with the release of his recent single ‘a ballet’. Sonically it was full of the character you’d hope for him to deliver - dreamy French electronica, classic pop songwriting and yacht rock-style sax. Thematically, however, it played with the unlikely parallels between music and the never-ending routine of domestic life. As he questions, “maybe the key to happiness is there, hidden under a dirty laundry basket?” setting himself apart from an ocean of beat-makers, Tellier wrote the vocal melodies first and then arranged the instrumentation around them. His surge of inspiration was such that he wrote 200 songs for the project, yet he also possessed the discipline to keep the final album to a taut and concise eight tracks.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Side A
                                    A1. A Ballet
                                    A2. Stuck In A Summer Love
                                    A3. Venezia
                                    A4. Domestic Tasks

                                    Side B
                                    B1. Oui
                                    B2. Atomic Smile
                                    B3. Hazy Feelings
                                    B4. Won

                                    Christine And The Queens

                                    La Vita Nuova

                                      Following her unexpected new single ‘People, I’ve been sad’ earlier this month, Christine and the Queens today unveils a surprise new EP. La vita nuova - a prospect for a new life - draws strength from extreme vulnerability. 

                                      La vita nuova arrives with an accompanying short film of the same name, imagined by Christine and featuring the EP’s five new songs in as many sequences. The 14 minute film is an inward journey that sees the artist invest Opéra Garnier, the world famous Paris opera house, filling it with stories of ghosts and mythical creatures. Through the lens of long-time collaborator Colin Solal Cardo (Robyn, Charli XCX) and with choreography by Ryan Heffington (VMA Award 2014, Grammy Award nominated), Christine and her dancers appear in succession on the Opéra rooftop, its grand stage and most secret recesses, culminating into a feverish moment with Caroline Polachek, a collaborator on the EP’s title track.


                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      CD
                                      1. People, I’ve Been Sad
                                      2. Je Disparais Dans Tes Bras
                                      3. Mountains (We Met)
                                      4. Nada
                                      5. La Vita Nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek)
                                      6. I Disappear In Your Arms (Bonus Track)

                                      Vinyl
                                      Side A
                                      A1. People, I’ve Been Sad
                                      A2. Je Disparais Dans Tes Bras
                                      A3. Mountains (We Met)
                                      Side B
                                      B1. Nada
                                      B2. La Vita Nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek)
                                      B3. I Disappear In Your Arms (Bonus Track)

                                      'Cerrone’s 17th album "DNA" opens with "The Impact", a throbbing track of bendy entanglements all with an environmental stance. Halfway through, we’re treated to an excerpt of a speech from Jane Goodall, the world-famous primatologist and ethnologist: “Every single day we make some impact on the planet. We haven’t inherited this planet from our parents. We’ve borrowed it from our children. If we get together, then we can start to heal some of the scars that we’ve inflicted.” It’s hard not to draw comparisons with Supernature, in which Cerrone declared his first warning about man’s impact on the planet, 43 years ago.

                                      This nine-track concept album is built on wandering contours and magnetic sparkle, from which bursts saturated oppressive synth pads ("Obsession"), a nod to PinkFloyd ("DNA"), and dramatic soundscapes ("Close To The Sky", "Experience") and clammy atmospheres that are delightedly languid. “What if I told you that the idea for Air Dreaming came to me after watching a video of a parachute jump featuring naked parachutists? When people ask me whether I’m still inspired by love and sex today, naturally my answer is yes.” Cerrone doesn’t deprive himself either of pushing Kraftwerk’s logic of unleashing robots on the dance floor (“I’ve got a rocket”, ”Let Me feel”), as his songs appeal to both the intellect and the body’s desire to move. “Let me dream, let me see, let me feel.”What better mantra for bringing this album full circle.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      The Impact
                                      Resolution
                                      Air Dreaming
                                      DNA
                                      I've Got A Rocket
                                      Let Me Feel
                                      Close To The Sky
                                      Experience
                                      Prediction

                                      Syrian wedding singer turned global dance icon Omar Souleyman releases his 4th studio album Shlon via Mad Decent / Because Music.

                                      On Shlon (Arabic for “how,” or literally “which color”), Omar Souleyman presents 6 new techno-meets-dabke songs of romance and love - singing poetry of a woman’s lips as sweet as Hillah’s dates on “Layle”; an intriguing woman he watches from afar whose kiss would be worth 10 million other kisses on “Shlon”; a lover ready to offer his beloved anything she wishes under the sun on “Shi Tridin” (“What Do You Wish For?”); a man in admiration of a woman with green eyes and blonde hair on “Abou Zlilif” (“Her Face is Like The Moon”); a song about love that will last forever on “Mawwal”, a traditional — all superimposed on complex techno arrangements by Hasan Alo, and based on the hi-speed Kurdish and Arabic dabke and baladi styles with the exception of “Mawwal” being presented in its traditionally slower pace.

                                      Shlon features double keyboard work from Hasan Alo, a fellow native of the Hasaka region in Northeastern Syria who has recently been active in the vibrant nightlife scene of Dubai. Azad Salih, a young Syrian man currently living in Mardin, Turkey, accompanies on saz, with the lyrics and love poetry written on the spot during the album’s recording session by longtime Omar collaborator Moussa Al Mardood - also currently based in Turkey.

                                      Omar Souleyman, who has collaborated with Björk and Four Tet, began his career as a prolific wedding singer, releasing nearly 500 live albums before civil war broke out in his native Syria in 2011. He then moved to Turkey and in 2013 released his Four Tet-produced debut studio album Wenu Wenu via Ribbon/Domino, which NPR called, "...a jam so visceral, thrilling and intense as to make the mysterious matter of earthly borders seem hardly worth the time to contemplate." His 2015 sophomore album Bahdeni Nami (various producers including Four Tet, Gilles Peterson and Modeselektor) garnered widespread critical praise including The Guardian, who proclaimed "It's so fast that the only appropriate way to engage with it is to wriggle your limbs. Melodies are both abrasive and ebullient, chattering endlessly like raucous birdsong," and 2017’s To Syria, With Love via Mad Decent placing Omar firmly in the canon of global electronic music.

                                      Souleyman has bolstered his growing status as a world and electronic music icon establishing an extensive international following after touring widely and performing at major festivals including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Pitchfork Paris and Roskilde. Since its founding in 2013, Souleyman has been an advocate for the charity "Our Heart Aches for Syria," which operates in collaboration with Doctors Without Borders. In that same year, he performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Norway.

                                      Omar Souleyman has been touring tirelessly since the release of To Syria, With Love, or in fact for as long as he can remember in the last 10 years. He has crossed the planet – now seeming quite small – several times over and looks forward to meeting his fans everywhere to celebrate the release of Shlon.


                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Matt says: Arabic wedding tycoon-cum-electronica's strangest cabaret act, Omar Souleyman rolls out his trademark, techno-meets-dabke showpiece once again for his 4th LP to date!

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Shlon
                                      2. Shi Tridin
                                      3. Mawwal
                                      4. Abou Zilif
                                      5. 3tini 7obba
                                      6. Layle

                                      Arguably one of the most acclaimed and loved bands of the past 20 years, by both fans and their musical peers alike, The Beta Band formed in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1996. Innovative and singular, their unique musical and aesthetic approach to everything they did set them far apart from their musical contemporaries. Together for a relatively short period of time, the three albums and three EPs they released between 1996 and 2004 would nonetheless help define them as one of the most exciting and cherished bands of their generation.

                                      “Heroes to Zeros” is the third and final studio album by The Beta Band released in 2004. It was mixed by famed producer Nigel Godrich and rose to number 18 in the UK charts.


                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      A1. Assessment
                                      A2. Space
                                      A3. Lion Thief
                                      A4. Easy
                                      A5. Wonderful
                                      A6. Troubles
                                      B1. Out-Side
                                      B2. Space Beatle
                                      B3. Rhododendron
                                      B4. Liquid Bird
                                      B5. Simple
                                      B6. Pure For

                                      The Beta Band

                                      Hot Shots II

                                      Arguably one of the most acclaimed and loved bands of the past 20 years, by both fans and their musical peers alike, The Beta Band formed in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1996. Innovative and singular, their unique musical and aesthetic approach to everything they did set them far apart from their musical contemporaries. Together for a relatively short period of time, the three albums and three EPs they released between 1996 and 2004 would nonetheless help define them as one of the most exciting and cherished bands of their generation.

                                      After a short hiatus the band gradually gravitated back into the studio and recruited noted UK producer Colin Emmanuel, aka C-Swing, to oversee the process of “Hot Shots II” which was released in mid 2001. Notoriously the band had intended to release "Squares", which featured a sample from the Günter Kallmann Choir's 1970 version of Wallace Collection's "Daydream", as the lead single. However after filming the music video and taking the single to radio it suddenly transpired that another single "Daydream in Blue" by I Monster featuring the sample from Günter Kallmann Choir recording was also to be released at the same time causing the band to release "Broke" instead. Touring extensively and supporting Radiohead in August 2002, they made No. 3 on Q magazine's list of "50 Bands to See Before You Die".


                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Barry says: A killer second (full-length) outing from The Beta Band sees Mason & Co. straying away slightly from the longing indie of their debut (and first three EP's) into anthemic minimalist acousticry, dancefloor rhythms and throbbing background electronics, whilst still retaining their melodic thread.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      A1. Squares
                                      A2. Al Sharp
                                      B1. Human Being
                                      B2. Gone
                                      B3. Dragon
                                      C1. Broke
                                      C2. Quiet
                                      C3. Alleged
                                      D1. Life
                                      D2. Eclipse

                                      The Beta Band

                                      The Beta Band

                                        Arguably one of the most acclaimed and loved bands of the past 20 years, by both fans and their musical peers alike, The Beta Band formed in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1996. Innovative and singular, their unique musical and aesthetic approach to everything they did set them far apart from their musical contemporaries. Together for a relatively short period of time, the three albums and three EPs they released between 1996 and 2004 would nonetheless help define them as one of the most exciting and cherished bands of their generation.

                                        Released in 1999, the album “The Beta Band” followed the critically acclaimed compilation “The Three E.P.'s” (1998). With high anticipation for The Beta Band, the band originally planned to record the album in four separate continents, but financial constraints slimmed the recording locations down; however, the album was still recorded in a variety of locations and pulling inspiration from sources as diverse as Jamaican reggae, Disney's movie “The Black Hole” and Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart".

                                        The band also originally intended the album to contain a bonus disc of two long form ambient pieces, ‘Happiness and Colour’ and ‘The Hut’, both of which lasted over 20 minutes and represented the band's desire to "make a record of sound as a description for something like happiness, where a distinct first part gives way to a distinct second part”. However, the band and label ultimately decided to remove these tracks from the album prior to release.


                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        A1. The Beta Band Rap
                                        A2. It's Not Too Beautiful
                                        A3. Simple Boy
                                        B1. Round The Bend
                                        B2. Dance O'er The Border
                                        B3. Brokenupadingdong
                                        C1. Number 15
                                        C2. Smiling
                                        D1. The Hard One
                                        D2. The Cow's Wrong

                                        Bonus EP/CD: A. Happiness And Colour / B. The Hut

                                        2CD Edition Features The Same Tracks In The Same Order.

                                        The Beta Band

                                        The Three EPs (20th Anniversary Remaster)

                                          Arguably one of the most acclaimed and loved bands of the past 20 years, by both fans and their musical peers alike, The Beta Band formed in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1996. Innovative and singular, their unique musical and aesthetic approach to everything they did set them far apart from their musical contemporaries.

                                          Together for a relatively short period of time, the three albums and three EPs they released between 1996 and 2004 would nonetheless help define them as one of the most exciting and cherished bands of their generation. 


                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Champion Versions EP
                                          A1. Dry The Rain / A2. I Know / B1. B + A / B2. Dogs Got A Bone

                                          The Patty Patty Sound EP
                                          A. Inner Meet Me / B. The House Song / C. Monolith / D. She’s The One

                                          Los Amigos Del Beta Bandidos EP
                                          A1. Push It Out / A2. It’s Over / B1. Dr. Baker / B2. Needles In My Eyes

                                          CD Features The Same Tracklist In The The Same Order.

                                          The Beta Band

                                          The Best Of The Beta Band

                                            2CD edition in 3-panel digipack with a 16-page poster booklet.

                                            Arguably one of the most acclaimed and loved bands of the past 20 years, by both fans and their musical peers alike, The Beta Band formed in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1996.

                                            Innovative and singular, their unique musical and aesthetic approach to everything they did set them far apart from their musical contemporaries. Together for a relatively short period of time, the three albums and three EPs they released between 1996 and 2004 would nonetheless help define them as one of the most exciting and cherished bands of their generation.

                                            After acquiring the Beta Band’s catalogue last year, Because Music will reissue their releases, starting on September 14th with a double CD Best-Of compiling all their best hits and a live show recorded at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire (London) in 2004.

                                            Because Music will also celebrate at the same time the 20th anniversary of their 1998 compilation ‘The Three EPs’ by releasing a deluxe vinyl edition gathering in a slipcase the EPs ‘Champion Versions’, ‘The Patty Patty Sound’ and ‘Los Amigos Del Beta Bandidos’ with remastered tracks and coloured vinyls. 


                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            CD1
                                            1. Dry The Rain
                                            2. Inner Meet Me
                                            3. She’s The One
                                            4. Dr. Baker
                                            5. It’s Not Too Beautiful
                                            6. Smiling
                                            7. To You Alone
                                            8. Squares
                                            9. Human Being
                                            10. Gone
                                            11. Broke
                                            12. Assessment 
                                            13. Easy
                                            14. Wonderful
                                            15. Troubles
                                            16. Simple

                                            CD2 – Live At The Shepherds Bush Empire
                                            1. It’s Not Too Beautiful 
                                            2. Squares
                                            3. Inner Meet Me 
                                            4. Simple
                                            5. She’s The One
                                            6. Easy 
                                            7. Dr. Baker 
                                            8. Dry The Rain 
                                            9. Quiet
                                            10. Broke
                                            11. Assessment
                                            12. Dog’s Got A Bone 

                                            This is a clear perspective on Comelade’s musical universe and can be considered as an ultimate “best of” and a radical introduction tothis chaotic and uncompromising instrumental music. "Rocanrolorama Abrégé" (“abbreviated rockandrolorama”, in English) is the short version of the complete works and reworks of Pascal Comelade published at the end of 2016 as a 6-CD box set in a sold-out limited edition of 1000 numbered and signed copies. Pascal Comelade made this album as if it was a new and separate album, with tracks that he considers best represent his work, from 1993 to 2016, according to the principle applied with the Rocanrolorama box set: songs in their original form, alternative versions, reworks, additions…
                                            This short version was conceived especially for a double vinyl LP format: four sides with six tracks each, which you can listen to in the right order, from start to finish, according to a logical, thought-out progression for each side (slow tempo, medium tempo, orchestrations, electricity, etc.), paying tribute to the concept behind the collection Rhythm and Blues Formidable.


                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            A1. Arthur Cravan Was A Flor Fina /
                                            A2. The Blank Invasion Of Schizofonics Bikinis /
                                            A3. La Société Du Piano-Obstacle /
                                            A4. Sardana Dels Desemparats /
                                            A5. Il Luna-Park Galactico
                                            A6. Paganini Paga Tot A Nono
                                            B1. Le Fakir De La Chapelle /
                                            B2. The Nothing-Twist /
                                            B3. El Misteri Del Triangle Del Vermut /
                                            B4. Rue Des Soeurs Noires /
                                            B5. Europe Change Bad /
                                            B6. Despintura (A) Fonica
                                            C1. Stranger In Paradigm /
                                            C2. Sense El Resso Del Dring /
                                            C3. I Put A Barbara Steele On You
                                            C4. Patafisiskal Polska /
                                            C5. El Pianista Del Antifaz (= "Born In Candolle") /
                                            C6. Vals Burlesco
                                            D1. Hydropathes Marchant Sur Les Os /
                                            D2. The Halucinogenic Espontex Sinfonia
                                            D3. Spinoza Was A Soul Garagist /
                                            D4. The Skatalan Logicofobism /
                                            D5. Sans Les Mains
                                            D6. Ha Passat Un Angel (Version Instrumentale)

                                            After bursting onto the scene in the heady (hedonistic) days of French electro, Joakim has enjoyed a decade of globetrotting and cultural tourism, soaking up the sights and sounds while spinning diverse DJ sets, soundtracking fashion shows and art installations and taking on production duties for a host of A-list talent. His sixth solo LP, "Samurai", lands on the Piccadilly shelves this week, combining a whole load of stuff we love into one big lovable whole. Influenced by his journeys between NYC, Tokyo and Paris, as well as new age music and Yukio Mishima’s book, "Hagakure: Samurai Ethics & Modern Japan", the thirteen track LP glides through sequencer based ambient numbers, gentle synth pop sonnets, and wonky funk wonders to arrive at a neon-tinged cocktail of Eno's "By This River", Mac Demarco's gap toothed funk, and the magical melancholia of shop favourite Horsebeach. If ever there were an album tailor made for our collective Piccadilly passions, it's this one!

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            01. In The Beginning
                                            02. Samurai
                                            03. Numb
                                            04. Late Night New City
                                            05. Green Echo Mecha
                                            06. Cannibale Pastorale
                                            07. Exile
                                            08. Through The Prospect Park Arch
                                            09. Time Is Wrong
                                            10. Mind Bent
                                            11. Jocho
                                            12. Not Because You’re Sad
                                            13. Hope / Patience 

                                            Electric Guest – LA-based duo Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton – have confirmed details for the long-awaited follow up to their 2012 debut. ‘Plural’, out March 3rd on Downtown/Because Music, breaks the group's almost five year silence with their most confident, catchy, fully-realized music to date, featuring behind the scenes contributions from Joanna Newsom, Haim, and Justin Young from The Vaccines.

                                            The Line of Best Fit shared 'Plural' highlight "Back For Me" this morning, calling:
                                            “Electric Guest at the top of their game - it's addictive (you'll be itching to hit repeat the second that final beat stops), brilliantly bizarre in places, and remarkably upbeat. We can't wait to hear more.”

                                            Recorded in LA, 'Plural' infuses Electric Guest's off-kilter blend of electronic, pop and R&B with an even more adventurous spirit than on 2012's 'Mondo.' Written during a period of self-reflection, 'Plural' embraces Taccone and Compton's original instincts, forgoing detailed arrangements and falsettos in favor of a back-to-basics approach – strong, natural vocals, intuitive musical instinct, and unbridled inspiration. The result is a sonic mélange that sounds as if it’s from both the past and future, layering everything from 80s synths to iPhone drum machines to Latin and Caribbean percussion. 


                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Side 1
                                            1. Zero Electric Guest
                                            2. Glorious Warrior Electric Guest
                                            3. Back & Forth Electric Guest
                                            4. Dear To Me Electric Guest
                                            5. Oh Devil Electric Guest

                                            Side 2
                                            1. Back For Me Electric Guest
                                            2. See The Light Electric Guest
                                            3. Over Electric Guest
                                            4. My Omen Electric Guest
                                            5. Sarah Electric Guest
                                            6. Bound To Lose Electric Guest 

                                            Christine And The Queens

                                            Chaleur Humaine

                                            Christine And The Queens is Nantes-born Héloïse Letissier. Moving to London to study in 2010, Letissier instead found herself drawn to the art and theatre underworld of Soho, where she met the drag queens of Madame JoJo’s who inadvertently helped birth Christine And The Queens. The following year she released the first of a series of three EPs, each one building praise and demand for her utterly individual brand of pop. Chaleur Humaine, her French-language debut album produced by Ash Workman (Metronomy) with multi-instrumentalist brothers Michael Lovett and Gabriel Stebbing, arrived in 2014 and has already gone more than five-times platinum to propel Letissier - named Female Artist of the Year at the Victoires de la Musique earlier this year - to phenomenon status in her homeland.

                                            Already coveted by those in the know, last year Christine And The Queens took a step further into the international spotlight with a number of high profile European shows and scene-stealing performances at SXSW, a major 16-date North American run with Marina and The Diamonds and a solo sold-out headline show at New York’s Webster Hall. She capped a stunning year by joining one of her all time heroes Madonna on stage in Paris last week. She released her debut, self-titled UK EP in November and now 'Chaleur Humaine' makes its long-awaited UK debut. The album features EP tracks 'Jonathan' (feat. Perfume Genius) and 'No Harm Is Done' (feat. TunjiIge), and has been completely reworked for its UK release, featuring all-new English versions of French runaway hits 'Saint Claude' and 'Christine', amongst others.


                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. It
                                            2. Saint Claude
                                            3. Christine
                                            4. Science Fiction
                                            5. Paradis Perdus
                                            6. Half Ladies
                                            7. Chaleur Humaine
                                            8. Narcissus Is Back
                                            9. Ugly-Pretty
                                            10. Nuit 17 À 52
                                            11. Here

                                            Various Artists

                                            Cosmic Machine - The Sequel

                                              Olivier Carrié aka Uncle O chose to explore this effervescent and eclectic inter-zone for 'Cosmic Machine, The Sequel'. A second opus that takes us a bit further in time to introduce us to the dark corners of a French musical landscape where recording studio workaholics like Jean-Pierre Massiera or Roger Roger produced endless strings of records that challenged the laws of gravity (and sometimes the laws of good taste), where teenage heartthrob singer Alain Chamfort launched Araxis into space with a few synth notes, where drummer Cerrone enrolled in the Brigades Mondaines for the charms of a cover girl imagined by Gérard de Villiers and where the Anarchic System, The Peppers, Moon Birds or Arpadys dreamed of winning a one-way ticket to the moon. Some managed to land on our satellite, but all of them contributed to the space conquest aboard the Cosmic Machine. Châtelet Metro Station, Cassiopeia-bound vessel, the odyssey is just starting.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Disc: 1
                                              1. Mouvement Decompose D'un Coup De Marteau - Pascal Comelade
                                              2. Moonshine - Stereo
                                              3. Young Freedom - Francis Lai
                                              4. Main Theme From More - Rosebud
                                              5. Take A Chance - Queen Samantha

                                              Disc: 2
                                              1. Rite - Nicolas Peyrac
                                              2. Les Soucoupes Volantes Vertes - Heldon
                                              3. Vadrouillard - Roger Roger
                                              4. Monkey Star - Arpadys
                                              5. Fade In Hong Kong - Video Liszt
                                              6. Love Is All - Pierre Porte

                                              Disc: 3
                                              1. Ruitor - Richard Pinhas
                                              2. Harp Odyssey - Christophe
                                              3. Grand Prix - Grand Prix
                                              4. Pepper Box - The Peppers
                                              5. Asteroide - Joel Fajerman Et Jan Yrssen
                                              6. Cristal No3 - Moon Birds

                                              Disc: 4
                                              1. Theme D'Araxis - Araxis
                                              2. Pop Corn - Anarchic System
                                              3. Indian Love Melody - Georges Rodi
                                              4. Signaux Codes Non Identifies - Michel Magne
                                              5. Moins Banal (Interlude, Ou Impromptu) - Pierre Schaeffer

                                              Suffering from burn-out during Air's 2010 tour, Nicolas Godin was looking for inspiration to reignite his passion for music. He watched a Bruno Monsaingeon documentary about Glenn Gould playing Bach. Godin was immediately attracted to this mysterious and inaccessible universe, which he wanted to explore when he got home to Paris.

                                              Having made a statement with Air, Godin wanted to go back to the classical world, to grow up musically; to renew himself. Even at this stage in his career he took new piano lessons. He decided to start recording Bach pieces, “but not to make a Bach record with modern sound, I didn’t want to make a Wendy Carlos record; she’s already done it brilliantly in the 70s. The problem is how to do something new, because everything has already been done! But when I heard Glenn Gould talk about how to explore and transform the past, this was exactly what I was reaching for.”

                                              Godin began a period of transformation, “taking parts of Bach’s scores, then creating new parts,” he recalls. “Sometimes only thirty seconds of Bach’s original music was left behind. But I want people to listen to Contrepoint without noticing that it’s Bach. And in the process, I discovered that I had made a solo record! But it’s more of a tribute to all the great composers that have inspired me. Making a record about Bach leads to all composers who have listened to Bach.”

                                              Working in tandem with co-songwriter, arranger, keyboardist and Bach specialist Vincent Taurelle at AIR’s Studio de l’Atlas in Paris, Godin ended up with eight pieces. The end result is 'Contrepoint', a dazzling experience that conjoins Godin’s former habitual musical fusions with classical forms, taking the listener on multiple adventurous journeys, often within each song, with counterpoint just one of its many landmarks. It’s remarkably varied in tone and rhythm, splicing genres with a bold, punchy and yet sensual and sweeping feel, with a variety of enticing lyrical narratives, and a starry international cast of guests, such as French vocalist Thomas Mars (from Phoenix), Brazilian singer Marcelo Camelo, Italian author Alessandro Barrico, New Zealand guitarist Connan Mockasin and the choir from Macedonia’s FAME'S Project. But the unifying force of Contrepoint is Johann Sebastian Bach. Each album track uses a Bach piece as its source, before jumping off to all manner of new places. Glenn Gould is also in the mix, though more of a spiritual guide than compositional. The predominant influence on 'Contrepoint' is Godin himself, composing at a new-found level of inspiration, both structural and emotional. 


                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1 Orca
                                              2. Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde
                                              3. Club Nine
                                              4. Clara
                                              5. Glenn
                                              6. Quei Due
                                              7. Bach Off
                                              8. Elfe Man

                                              It's hard to think of another artist who has their feet firmly planted across as many styles as the Mad Decent founder, head honcho and brand ambassador, Diplo. Equally immersed in Top 40 and hip-hop world as he is in underground club, indie rock and world music, the Grammy-nominated producer is embarking on his most ambitious year yet with not just the launch of the new Major Lazer cartoon on FXX, but also the release of a new Major Lazer album, 'Peace Is The Mission'. This will be the third studio album from Major Lazer, the dancehall collective spearheaded by Diplo with trusted co-conspirators Walshy Fire and Jillionaire.

                                              Fans who’ve learned to associate Major Lazer with some of the biggest names in dancehall alongside up-and-comers and mainstream mainstays can expect even more exciting names on this go. 'PITM' features guest contributions from Ellie Goulding, Elliphant, Wild Belle, MØ, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Travi$ Scott, Jovi Rockwell, DJ Snake, Tarrus Riley, Mad Cobra, Nyla, Chronixx and a re-work of the Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Pt 1. motion picture soundtrack song "All My Love" featuring Ariana Grande from Trinidadian star Michel Montano.

                                              When Major Lazer first launched in 2008, tastemakers embraced the indie side project and niche underground media outlets championed the sound. Seven years later, Major Lazer have developed their sound to become integrated with pop music and beyond and continued their ascent, recognised by their peers, fans and media around the world as leaders in a genre they helped to build.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              01 Be Together (Feat. Wild Belle)
                                              02 Too Original (Feat. Elliphant & Jovi Rockwell)
                                              03 Blaze Up The Fire (Feat. Chronixx)
                                              04 Lean On (Feat. MØ & DJ Snake)
                                              05 Powerful (Feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley)
                                              06 Light It Up (Feat. Nyla)
                                              07 Roll The Bass
                                              08 Night Riders (Feat. Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T & Mad Cobra)
                                              09 All My Love (Remix) (Feat. Ariana Grande & Machel Montano)

                                              The Liminanas

                                              Time Will Tell / Alicante

                                                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2015 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                Limited to 500 copies exclusive Record Store Day only release !

                                                Jack White faves Les Liminanas. It's been noted that their are traces of Serge Gainsbourg, Beck, Stereolab, Gospel, Yeh-Yeh, guitar fuzz freakouts, and Nugget's-era stompers in the Limiñanas music. All of which may be true, but Limiñanas' sound is irreverent and singular.


                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A- Time Will Tell
                                                B- Alicante

                                                Soko

                                                My Dreams Dictate My Reality

                                                  Standout tracks on the album include the steady bopping and unquestionably cool “Ocean of Tears” and the unapologetically Echo and the Bunnymen- and The Cure-esque guitar sounds of the title track.
                                                  Once a soft-spoken singer-songwriter, Soko’s music quickly caught up with her untamable persona. Three years ago, Soko released her debut album “I Thought I Was An Alien,” that featured the track “We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow”, OST to the video “First Kiss” (about 100 million views).

                                                  The track skyrocketed to the Top 10 of the Billboard Charts and did about 11,5 million streams (No. 1 Debut On Streaming Songs). Soko has now revamped her once innocent yet morbid folk into an insolent follow-up record, “My Dreams Dictate My Reality,” .

                                                  Produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (who also produced her favorite band, The Cure) the album features the hypnotic duet “Lovetrap” with friend and lo-fi wizard Ariel Pink also.

                                                  Little Dragon

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