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Chapterhouse

Freefall EP

    Formed in Reading in 1987, Chapterhouse took the unusual step of rehearsing and gigging for well over a year before recording even a demotape. Initially, the band got lumped in with the British acid rock scene of the time, a mistake hardly rectified by the band's early performances supporting the rather laidback Spacemen 3. Chapterhouse eventually escaped from one genre only to find themselves amongst the infamous shoegaze groups of 1991 such as Lush, Moose and Slowdive.

    Freefall was their 1990 debut EP and includes the popular track “Falling Down”, which was also included in their debut full-length album Whirlpool. The other three tracks, “Need (Somebody)”, “Inside Of Me” and “Sixteen Years”, were never included on their albums on vinyl and only appeared on this EP.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Falling Down
    2. Need (Somebody)
    3. Inside Of Me
    4. Sixteen Years

    Chapterhouse

    Blood Music - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

      British shoegazing/alternative rock band Chapterhouse released two albums during their existence, Whirlpool (1991) and Blood Music (1993). The second and final album has a more pronounced electronic sound than its predecessor. But they also managed to keep many elements of shoegaze in their music. This thrilling record defines their music in singles like "She's a Vision" and "We Are the Beautiful". The album ends with the awesome "Picnic," a 15-minute ambient/rock piece that arguably was their best-ever number.

      TRACK LISTING

      Side A
      1. Don't Look Now
      2. There's Still Life
      3. We Are The Beautiful
      4. Summer's Gone

      Side B
      1. Everytime
      2. Deli
      3. On The Way To Fly

      Side C
      1. She's A Vision
      2. Greater Power
      3. Confusion Trip
      4. Love Forever

      Side D
      1. Picnic

      Global Communication

      Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication - Blood Music: Pentamerous Metamorphosis

        Reissue of the revolutionary 1993 full album overhaul of the Blood Music album by labelmates Chapterhouse. Whilst retaining some elements of the shoegaze guitar music of the original recording to use as building blocks, Global Communication essentially crafted their own album out of the results, and the result is a lesser known but equally fine-crafted companion to much-loved ambient techno classic 76:14. It’s also worth bearing in mind that outside of dub reggae, it was pretty much unheard of for an entire album to be remixed.

        Issued on the group’s own Evolution label and available for the first time in 22 years, it’s been fully remastered from the original DAT tapes, with great care taken to retain the full dynamics of the original recordings. It is also accompanied by in-depth sleevenotes by Ben Cardew and a beautifully updated gatefold sleeve design by Mark Gowing.

        Global Communication are the legendary duo of Tom Middelton and Mark Pritchard. They began recording in 1991 and in a short space of time released a huge amount of music collectively and individually, in a broad range of styles, including records under names such as Link, E621, Reload, The Chameleon and Jedi Knights, but it’s the work they made together as Global Communication that has proved to be the most enduring. 


        TRACK LISTING

        A1. Alpha Phase
        B1. Beta Phase
        B2. Delta Phase
        C1. Gamma Phase
        D1. Epsilon Phase 


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