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The KVB

Always Then

    ‘Always Then’ is the debut album of The KVB, originally released in 2012 on Clan Destine Records. It was written and recorded in 2011 on a Fostex tape machine by Nicholas Wood, with Kat Day joining him to form a duo later that year.

    This anniversary edition features the re-mastered full-length debut album and includes bonus tracks known as ‘Always Then Revisited’, four brand new reworked and rerecorded songs from the original album.

    The original cover art featured a photo of a building in the centre of Mexico City, taken by friend and fellow musician Ela Orleans. The anniversary edition features new artwork with an updated cover photograph of the same building taken by the band in 2017.


    Cliff Martinez teams up once more with the producers of ‘Drive’ for the first time since collaborating on the now-classic soundtrack. Reminiscent of his work on ‘Drive’, Cliff Martinez’s score to ‘Hotel Artemis’ is a tense, dark synth masterpiece. The soundtrack also features brand new song ‘Gilded Cage’ by Father John Misty written exclusively for the film, plus music by The Mamas & The Papas, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Elyse Weinberg. ‘Hotel Artemis’ follows a nurse (played by Jodie Foster) who runs a secret hospital to treat criminals’ injuries. The feature debut of director Drew Pearce, the movie also stars Jeff Goldblum, Sterling K. Brown, Charlie Day, Sofia Boutella and Zachary Quinto.

    Whilst holding evident inspiration from previous times, the sound this London-founded duo present is progressive and distinctly new in every sense. Idyllic at times; gritty in others, each bar is as enchanting as the last, leaving you in a melancholic trance. Offering poignant lyricism that explores modern anxieties that plague many, the duo manage to imbue feelings of empowerment, fighting such struggles with a deceivingly sanguine sound. This seamless juxtaposition is perhaps their best trait.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    2xColoured LP Info: Transparent natural vinyl.

    Jóhann Jóhannsson

    Mandy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

      Before his death in February, Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson scored the forthcoming horror film Mandy. This is Jóhannsson’s final score.

      The ‘Mandy’ score was co-produced by Jóhann and Randall Dunn. It features Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley on guitar. The album was later assembled with the help of co-producers Pepijn Caudron and Yair Glotman.

      Jóhann Jóhannssonn is recognised as one of the best modern film composers. His score to ‘The Theory Of Everything’ won a Golden Globe for Best Original Score and was nominated for the same Academy Award, whilst his stunning work on ‘Sicario’ also earned him the Academy Award nomination for best score. His other notable works include ‘Arrival’, ‘Prisoners’ and ‘The Mercy’.

      Directed by Panos Cosmatos and starring Nicholas Cage, ‘Mandy’ is about a man who hunts the religious sect responsible for killing his wife.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Coloured LP Info: Translucent red vinyl.

      The mighty Beak> – made up of Billy Fuller, Will Young, and Geoff Barrow of that band fame – return with their most claustrophobic album yet, chock full of the krautrock grooves, meandering structures and off-kilter melodies that fans of the band have come to expect from them. Having knocked it out of the park with their ‘Sex Music’ single earlier this year, >>> carries on in the same subtle, bass-led vein.
      The trio flirt with chaos throughout the album, pushing each instrument through layers of distortion and reverb to the brink of recognisability, and the countless eerie squeaks, sci-fi synths and fucked-with-strings only add to its otherworldly nature. >>> is as mesmerising as it is uneasy, teetering on a tightrope stretched between soft, winding compositions and edgy, no nonsense heft.
      Pretty much every song is a highlight. ‘Birthday Suit’ is devastating, all fluttering synths, lo-fi vocals and heartbreak, while ‘Allé Sauvage’ is a dangerously danceable seven-and-a-half-minuter, with blips galore and razor sharp hi-hats driving the song along nicely. ‘RSI’ is a motoric gem. Scratch that – Beak> are a motoric gem.
      But ‘When We Fall’ is on another level entirely. First released under the band’s Like easy listening music thrown off a cliff and pieced back together again, >>> is a Frankenstein’s monster of atmosphere, griminess, groove and space. Transcendent.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Javi says: You’d be right to judge >>> by its brilliant cover because it’s a brilliant album, and one that’s likely to win 2018 for me. Buy it / play it / love it.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

      Hot Krautrock infused rhythms from this new band featuring Geoff Barrow of Portishead. Beak> were formed in January 2009 by three Bristol musicians, Billy Fuller, Matt Williams and Geoff Barrow. The band have very strict guidelines governing the recording and writing process of their work. The music was recorded live in one room with no overdubs or repair, only using edits to create arrangements. All tracks were written over a twelve-day session in SOA Studio's, Bristol. Sometimes a band can be no more than the sum of it's parts, but Beak> are an equation in which it's impossible to define equivalents or totals. Instead the meeting of three talent's form a foundation from which idea's assimilate and propagate. Those talents are: Billy Fuller. Reared in Bristol, on an aural diet of anything and everything, facilitated later by his time working in the cities top independent record shop Replay Records, and also playing with handfuls of bands – including Invada's first signing: Fuzz Against Funk, as well as Massive Attack, Robert Plant, and Malakai. Billy is Beak>'s thoughtful pulse; his bass a forceful origin for their superlative narrative arcs. Matt Williams. Picked up a Yamaha keyboard aged three and never looked back, as Team Brick creates dissonance that immediately elucidates free forming thought, and impacts heavily on Beak>'s rolling landscape. He enjoys playing air drums whilst cycling, singing lines from a favourite Latin prayer and doesn't understand the music he makes himself. Geoff Barrow. Musician and producer born near Bristol. Best known for forming and producing popular music group Portishead and part owner of the independent record label Invada Records.

      Adrian Utley & Will Gregory (Ft Anne Briggs)

      Arcadia (Music From The Motion Picture)

        Adrian Utley (Portishead) & Will Gregory (Goldfrapp)’s score to forthcoming ‘Arcadia’, a film from BAFTA winning director Paul Wright and released by The BFI

        Two tracks ‘Lowlands’ and ‘Bonny Boy’ are by the legendary Folk singer Anne Briggs, with musical arrangement by Utley & Gregory behind The pair’s score takes influence from a wide range of genres, marrying classical and folk styles with more experimental electronic elements and even punk. This will appeal to fans of the pair’s previous score work in The Passion Of Joan Of Arc, along with the pair’s solo work in Portishead and Goldfrapp. It will also appeal to fans of recent composers such as Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Cliff Martinez and Clint Mansell.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        LP Info: Pressed on translucent green vinyl. With digital download card featuring exclusive unreleased bonus tracks.

        Kreng

        Lowlife: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

          Lowlife is the berserk, blood-spattered, and wickedly entertaining feature debut from Ryan Prows. Set amidst the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, Lowlife zigzags back and forth in time as it charts how fate—and a ruthless crime boss—connects three down-and-out reprobates mixed up in an organ harvesting scheme that goes from bad to worse to off-the-rails insane.




          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Coloured LP Info: ** This is a one off pressing limited to 500 copies only! **
          The score is pressed on purple coloured vinyl and housed in a deluxe sleeve with digital download card included.

          Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow

          Annihilation: Music From The Motion Picture

          Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury have once again joined forces with writer and director Alex Garland for the filmmaker’s Paramount film ‘Annihilation’, starring Natalie Portman and produced by Scott Rudin and David Ellison.

          “After our experience on ‘Ex Machina’, we obviously jumped at the chance to work on a new Alex Garland film. Right from the outset we could see we were going to have to use a wider musical pallet than we did on ‘Ex Machina’, and operate on a bigger and broader scale. So whilst synths and electronics do play a key role in one specific (and crucial) part of the film, 90% of the score is actually made up of acoustic instruments including voices, warped strings and the bass waterphone. Our main musical challenges were to be part of the world the scientists are travelling through, which is on the one hand terrifying, and on the other full of a strange psychedelic beauty.”

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          2xColoured LP Info: ‘Shimmer’ coloured vinyl double LP cut at 45rpm for
          superior sound quality and housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with digital download code featuring the full score along with 11 bonus tracks.

          Alex Somers & Sigur Rós

          Black Mirror: Hang The DJ (Music From The Netflix Original Series)

            Late last year Sigur Rós producer and frequent collaborator Alex Somers hooked up with the band once again to deliver original music for ‘Hang The DJ’, one of the flagship episodes of the most recent ‘Black Mirror’ series.

            Now his acclaimed score for the Netflix programme, as well as two new songs made in collaboration with Sigur Rós for the programme, is released on Invada Records.

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            Coloured LP Info: White vinyl.

            Jonny Greenwood

            You Were Never Really Here: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

              Oscar-nominated Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood’s score for the new Lynne Ramsay and Joaquin Phoenix film ‘You Were Never Really Here’.

              Greenwood once again displays both beautiful and harrowing string arrangements performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra and experimental string player Olly Coates (‘Under The Skin’), married with experimental synthesisers, drum machines, recorders and guitars.

              This will appeal to fans of Greenwood’s previous work, including scores to ‘There Will Be Blood’, ‘Inherent Vice’, the Oscar-nominated ‘Phantom Thread’ and, of course, to fans of Radiohead.

              Kraut-cats BEAK> are back; bringing us a first taste of new material since 2015. In case you're wondering, it tastes of gin and cigarettes, like a 2 a.m. snog down a back alley on the way to a taxi rank. Probably the most accurately titled release of the week, "Sex Music" is exactly that; a sleazy smear of slow grinding electronica at perfect thrusting pace. Garbled electronics grip your thigh with an ON-U intensity, melancholic vocals (think Clinic) represent the inevitable bout of post-orgasmic shame, while the seductive bassline rumbles its way into all your erogenous zones. I'm not kidding around here, this shit's hotter than a third glass of wine and an hour on Literotica... Over on the flip, Arcade Fire's Win Butler dubs things up, out and all about with a smart rerub. While it introduces a couple of exciting new positions, it lacks the choke, hair pull and flat palm which the A-side delivers with remorseless regularity...

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Patrick says: BEAK> are back with a BIG tune for the fReEeKZ out there. "Sex Music" is the darkest, stickest krautfunk you'll hear outside a Dusseldorf basement. Listen with caution...

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              Ltd 7" Info: The 7” is pressed on coloured vinyl. The B-side is a remix of ‘Sex Music’ by Win Butler of Arcade Fire.

              Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

              War Machine - Original Score

                ‘War Machine’ is a new Netflix film, directed by David Michôd and starring Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton among many others.

                Military snares set a sharp cadence beneath the score’s eerie synths and strings, instantly reminiscent of ‘Skeleton Tree’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and the beautiful ‘Hell Or High Water’ score.

                “Together we made a score that was both light and dark, propulsive and meditative at the same time. We developed a kind of ‘spiritual electronics’ that captured both the melancholy and the terrible absurdity of the Afghan war,” Cave and Ellis said in a press release. “It was a great pleasure to work with David Michôd, who is not only an extraordinary filmmaker but a musician too. Our favorite score!”

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                2xLtd LP Info: This release is presented as a double LP, cut at
                45RPM for increased quality. The records are
                housed in a gatefold sleeve featuring beautiful
                stills from the film.

                Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

                Stranger Things Season 2

                Dixon and Stein return for the latest addition to their overwhelming spate of excellence over the past couple years. Following on from the first series waas never going to be easy for anyone involved, with it's 80's buddy-movie hauntology vibe being perfectly accentuated by Survive's less shadowy alter-ego on soundtrack duties, but series 2 has lived up to that expectation in every way. I know, that episode was pretty ridiculous, but you don't have to listen to it do you. 

                We kick things off with the haunting melancholy beauty of 'Walkin In Hawkins', perfectly capturing the eerie ambience of the city streets after the discovery of an analogue hell, hidden behind a bit of your local school. It's a moment we're all familiar with i'm sure, but Dixon & Stein manage to make its duality seem alluring, pressing forwards with paddling apreggio's and swelling pads.  Pieces like 'Eulogy' and 'On The Bus' talking things slowly forwards, opening the filters into an edgy benzoed bliss.

                As we move onwards, things shift from a resolved optimism, into the inevitable downturn of a threatened society, with pieces like 'Descent Into The Rift' and 'Escape' providing a darker edge to things, moving towards the inevitable crescentic audiovisual finale. It's a brilliant companion to the programme, and just as much a divine pleasure in it's own right. Impeccable. 

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: Brilliant pulsing synths, eerie atmospheres and soaring, crackling pads. An equal amount of pastoral, suburban meanderings, and supernatural, hellish drive. Stunning stuff once again.

                Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury

                Free Fire: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                  Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury return to score Ben Wheatley’s 1970s based epic shoot-out ‘Free Fire’, executively produced by Martin Scorsese.

                  Compiled by director Ben Wheatley himself, the soundtrack will be released on CD and double LP, featuring the full score by Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury, dialogue from the film and licensed tracks (The Real Kids, Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Denver).

                  ‘Free Fire’ sees Barrow and Salisbury take a huge directional curve away from their intense, synth-based Ivor Novello award winning score for ‘Ex Machina’, with the composers curating a prog rock, free jazz, psychedelic journey influenced by bands such as King Crimson, Camel and Magma and tips its hat to the Lalo Schifrin thriller genre scores of that era.

                  Both the LP and CD will include a digital download card which features the full soundtrack as well as additional unheard bonus material not used in the score.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  CD includes MP3 Download Code.

                  Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

                  Wind River: Original Score

                    Nick Cave and Warren Ellis come together once more to score brand new thriller ‘Wind River’, directed by ‘Sicario’ writer Taylor Sheridan and starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner.

                    “The soundtrack to the beautiful ‘Wind River’ was first and foremost the incessant wind or the grieving silence of the snow,” Cave and Ellis said in a press release. “Amid those elemental forces, we made a kind of ghost score where voices whisper and choirs rise up and die away and electronics throb and pulse.”

                    This score is instantly reminiscent of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ ‘Skeleton Tree’, along with the pair’s recent acclaimed scores to ‘Hell Or High Water’ and ‘Lawless’.

                    The Heads

                    Dead In The Water

                      **LONG OVERDUE CD REPRESS**

                      "Dead in The Water" is compilation carefully edited together by The Heads vocalist and guitar player Simon Price. It was originally released in a micro edition of 100 CD copies on the bands own Rooster label, these copies sold out overnight! The material consists of album outtakes, jams and rehearsal recordings, most of which are improvised. "Dead In The Water" is a lot more space rock than the previous Invada outtakes LP "33", it will appeal to fans of Bardo Pond, Acid Mothers Temple, Faust and Hawkwind!

                      ‘Black Mirror’ is a sci-fi anthology series that explores a twisted, high-tech near-future where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide. The series, which debuted in the UK in 2011 on Channel 4 came to Netflix for its third season worldwide in 2016. Composed by Clint Mansell, the fourth episode, ‘San Junipero’, takes place in a seaside town in 1987. A shy young woman and an outgoing party girl strike up a powerful bond that seems to defy the laws of space and time.

                      The score to ‘San Junipero’ is a melancholic and nostalgic synth-orchestral ambience, which transcends the 1980s setting of the show, interweaving forlorn strings, static-tinged electronica and beautifully washing orchestral pieces alike. Enticing and repeating melodies feature against a captivating backdrop of graceful strings, encapsulating the on-screen mood perfectly.

                      Clint Mansell is well known for his previous work on ‘PI’, ‘Requiem For A Dream’, ‘Moon’ and ‘The Fountain’, for which he received a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Original Score, alongside many others.

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Barry says: Legendary soundtrackologist Clint Mansell returns for his addition to the spellbinding scores for Black Mirror's latest series. This particular one is (was) a stormer, and it was perfectly accentuated my Mansell's haunting and emotive soundtrack. It's stunning with or without the visuals, and well worth your time.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      Coloured LP Info: Turquoise coloured vinyl, housed in a deluxe spined sleeve with beautiful lithograph art print included.

                      Toydrum are a duo who sneak into the consciousness. Not for them the full frontal assault but instead a dripfeed of classy work that many may know without knowing.

                      Their hugely acclaimed work with the late singersongwriter Gavin Clark lit up Shane Meadows’ ‘This Is England ‘90’, their rework of John Lennon’s ‘How Do You Sleep’ led Noel Gallagher to have them remix his High Flying Birds hit ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’ (which in turn soundtracked last year’s epic ad for the latest ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game).

                      The swirling soundtrack to ‘Prevenge’ cranks up the tension in the film, which evokes the hypnotic Goblin synth scores from Dario Argento’s vintage-era chillers and adds a touch of unearthly, sci-fi magic. The icy, stabbing synths of Toydrum’s excellent score aptly reflect the deliberately unpolished nature of the film.

                      Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow

                      Black Mirror: Men Against Fire

                        Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow return to score a new episode - ‘Men Against Fire’ - of the forthcoming third series of Charlie Brooker’s sensational ‘Black Mirror’.

                        Further exploring their distinct style as seen in their Ivor Novello-winning score for ‘Ex Machina’ and the forthcoming ‘Free Fire’, Salisbury and Barrow’s work on this release again delivers a completely unique sound which marries synthesisers with string orchestras, creating a soundtrack which both beautifully and eerily accompanies the episode.

                        Experimental accordion player Mario Batkovic’s debut full length album released on Invada Records, an utterly captivating and resolutely unique solo album, which carelessly expands the possibilities of the accordion.

                        The accordion heard as never before - a magnificently intense ocean of pulsating and shifting notes, with engrossing and mesmerising melodies which deeply grip human emotion.

                        This release will appeal to fans of Nils Frahm, Stephen O’Malley, BEAK>, Colin Stetson and Lubomyr Melnyk.



                        Jupiter-C

                        001

                          JUPITER-C’s debut release on Invada Records, featuring remixes by legendary film score composer Clint Mansell (‘Requiem For A Dream’, ‘Moon’, ‘Black Mirror’), and by UK electronic musician East India Youth. The East India Youth remix is to be the artist’s final piece of work under this name.

                          JUPITER-C describe their sound as “ruptured melodies with dissonant noise,” a description presented brilliantly in their debut EP which features heavy drones, saturated guitar melodies and haunting female vocals.

                          With darkly-hued synths and pulsing drum machines, this project is reminiscent of works by The KVB, The Soft Moon, Siouxsie Sioux, The Cure and Joy Division.

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          Coloured LP Info: LP format pressed on single opaque white coloured vinyl with digital download card included.

                          Roque Baños

                          Don’t Breathe: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’

                            Invada Records announce the vinyl release of Roque Baños’ chilling score to the US smash hit ‘Don’t Breathe’, in conjunction with Lakeshore Records.

                            Baños, who has previously worked with the film’s director Fede Alvarez on the remake of ‘Evil Dead’, has crafted a truly unforgettable score combining harrowing atmospheric textures with sudden plunges into faster paced, pounding passages: a contrast executed with a unique and modern perspective.

                            Baños’ score is reminiscent of works by composers such as Brian Reitzell (‘Hannibal’, ‘30 Days Of Night’) and Gustavo Santaolalla (‘The Last Of Us’), whilst still maintaining his own unique style heard in previous works such as in ‘The Machinist’ and ‘Evil Dead’.

                            ‘Don’t Breathe’ received the highest box office results in 2016 on its opening weekend and was rated the biggest film in the US upon its release.

                            This release is housed in a gatefold sleeve and comes complete with double sided printed inner which features additional artwork and credits.

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            Coloured LP Info: Orange coloured vinyl.

                            Thought Forms

                            Songs About Drowning

                            With their third full length release, ‘Songs About Drowning’, Thought Forms kick it up yet another notch, pushing the boat out even further to create a strange, intoxicating album, their most accomplished to date and certainly their most fascinating. A contributing factor of this seachange was the addition of bassist Jim Barr (Portishead, Get The Blessing), who also produced and recorded the album.

                            Blending refined and colossal noisescapes with a beautifully hypnotic and seductive style delivered with confidence, ‘Songs About Drowning’ is a richly deserving album which could see the band carrying the proud lineage of off kilter noise pop.

                            This release will appeal to fans of My Bloody Valentine, Portishead, Thurston Moore, Beak> and White Hills.

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Barry says: Invada are no stranger to moving and fulfilling instrumentation, and this is no exception. Gloomy melodic post-rock and twinkling guitars morph into grungy basslines and screaming distorted guitar solos, all topped with an assured emotive vocal performance. Brilliant.

                            Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

                            Stranger Things Season 1, Vol. 2

                            With its pillowy synth-pads and rich textures, the soundtrack to Volume Two seamlessly wanders through the 80s world of ‘Stranger Things’, breeding an unthreatening serenity with a gentle shift toward a darker mood. Floating between sweeter moments which temporarily blossom amidst the danger and decay, Volume Two is the second part of the ‘Stranger Things’ score, reaching climactic highs as the series comes to an end.

                            This soundtrack is instantly reminiscent of works by John Carpenter (‘Halloween’, ‘The Thing’), Tangerine Dream and Vangelis (‘Blade Runner’), whilst also delving into the ambience of Aphex Twin and more modern composers such as Cliff Martinez (‘Drive’, ‘Solaris’).

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Barry says: Having been entranced with Stranger Things, reading this tracklist is like a 'skip to the end' recap of the latter half of the series, listening obviously makes it all the more enthralling. Moody synth ambience, throbbing saw waves and eerie sweeps. Unsurprisingly brilliant.

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            2xColoured LP Info: The vinyl for Volume Two is pressed on clear coloured vinyl, with a red blob on the first disc and a black blob on the second and is housed in a thick 425 gram heavyweight gatefold sleeve. A printed insert is included which features additional artwork and credits.

                            Scarlet Rascal

                            Scarlet Rascal

                              Scarlet Rascal release their much anticipated debut album; an ambitious, rough and ready achievement which marries driving guitars with dark, hazy sonic textures and a strikingly deep vocal sound.

                              Scarlet Rascal unite a distinct concoction of alternative ideas that tap into Joy Division, The Birthday Party and ‘Love’–era The Cult whilst also neatly neighbouring the likes of The Velvet Underground and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

                              Mixed by Geoff Barrow of Portishead and Craig Silvey (New Order / Baxter Dury / The Horrors), Scarlet Rascal’s debut is a ringing, tense and unique proposition.

                              Kreng

                              Camino: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                Kreng’s score to 2015 adventure / thriller ‘Camino’ starring Zoe Bell (‘Death Proof’) and Nacho Vigalondo (‘VHS’, ‘The ABCs Of Death’). The film was premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.

                                The music calls to mind works of Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and even elements of Mogwai and Aphex Twin.

                                Strictly limited to 500 copies, ‘Camino’ is pressed on 140g clear double vinyl and is housed in deluxe gatefold packaging complete with printed insert and 12 page booklet, all designed by American artist John Bergin (‘Hannibal’, ‘Drive’).

                                Brian Reitzell

                                Hannibal Season III Volume II

                                  The ‘Hannibal Season III Volume II’ Original Television Soundtrack is pressed on two colours, black and ‘Atlantic blue’.

                                  The LPs are housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with artwork made up of photography from the series.

                                  Brian Reitzell is known for his work with Kevin Shields on the ‘Lost In Translation’ soundtrack, for being the drummer in Air and for his previous soundtrack work including ‘30 Days Of Night’ and the Ubisoft ‘Watch_Dogs’ game.

                                  BEAK>

                                  Couple In A Hole OST

                                  Written by Geoff Barrow, Billy Fuller and Matt Williams, this is the soundtrack to Tom Geens’ directorial debut, the psychological drama ‘Couple In A Hole’.

                                  Geoff Barrow has a rich history of scoring films (‘Ex-Machina’ and ‘Exit Through The Giftshop’, amongst others).

                                  ‘Of Desire’ is The KVB’s most fully formed record to date, taking in influences such as Death In Vegas, Scott Walker and Roxy Music to create something that is at once familiar and yet inventive and original.

                                  Steeped in musical history, ‘Of Desire’ is an album that hums with devotion and captures a band ready to emerge from the underground and embrace an ever-growing audience.

                                  This will be The KVB’s second album on Geoff Barrow’s Invada Records label, home to similarly experimental artists such as Anika, College and Barrow’s own Beak>.

                                  The band were invited to Barrow’s Invada Studios to record ‘Of Desire’ using his “wonderful synthesisers” as they began to flesh out ideas from bedroom demos dating back to Wood's earliest recordings.

                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                  Coloured LP Info: The LP is pressed on half red / half blue
                                  translucent vinyl with digital download card
                                  included.

                                  The KVB

                                  Mirror Being

                                    Berlin based duo, The KVB, recently spent a week at the Invada Bristol studios recoring their next album - which will be released towards the end of the year. In the meantime we have pressed their recent limited edition instrumental album 'Mirror Being' onto LP and CD. Mirror Being was previously only available as a cassette, exclusively from the bands website.



                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                    LP Info: The Invada issue LP is pressed onto Frosted Clear Vinyl (800 units) and comes with download card.

                                    Brian Reitzell

                                    30 Days Of Night OST - Blood Red Vinyl Edition

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

                                      First time ever released on vinyl – available for RSD as a double 140 gram blood red vinyl – housed in a a deluxe gatefold sleeve with brand new artwork by Marc Bessant using director David Slade’s photography. Limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide / comes with download card. Brian Reitzell is a composer, producer known for his contributions to soundtracks, most recently composing the entire music for award winning NBC TV series Hannibal. Previously collaborating with amongst others Air performing on their 2001 album 10000 HZ Legend and in 2003 nominated for an BAFTA along with My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields for their score to Sofia Coppola’s film Lost in Translation. 30 days Of Night is a cult 2007 American vampire horror film directed by David Slade and stars Josh Hartnett, Melissa George and Danny Huston.

                                      Ringo Deathstarr

                                      God’s Dream - Sunshine Yellow Vinyl Edition

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

                                        Ringo Deathstarr are making no hesitations when it comes to checking things off their 2014 To Do List. The Austin, Texas trio will kick off the new year by releasing God's Dream, a 12-inch LP on Invada Records UK. The album is set to be released on 19th April 2014 Record Store Day. arm guitars and pulsing drums combine to form an aggressively atmospheric bubble, encompassing the listener in an infectious cohesive which blends the sounds of an era when Sonic Youth and Jesus and Mary Chain walked the Earth with a forward thinking and creatively stubborn indie darling. Joined by Adam Franklin of Swervedriver on the track "Nowhere" and Jeff Schroeder of the Smashing Pumpkins on "Chainsaw Morning," Ringo Deathstarr has created a flawlessly crafted sound on God's Dream, destined and deserving to exist on vinyl. Thankfully for enthusiasts, that is exactly where God's Dream has ended up. Ringo Deathstarr will release an exclusive run of sunshine yellow vinyl, limited to 500 copies. ingo Deathstarr, a musical trio from Austin, TX, have been putting out records since 2007. Consisting of Elliott Frazier (guitar, vocals), Alex Gehring (bass, vocals), and Daniel Coborn (drums, vocals), their sound is born from a love of melody, a love of guitar, and a hatred of pompous vocals. Finding it to be too much fun, the group has expounded upon the sounds of the masters before them. This desire to play the music they were too young to witness as children has taken Ringo Deathstarr around the globe, performing in places as far flung as Israel, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Europe, Canada, and the continental USA, supporting favorites like ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Dean Wareham, The Wedding Present, and The Smashing Pumpkins. With two full length records (Colour Trip and Mauve) and a handful of EPs and singles in the bag, now is the time for a new EP, "God's Dream," which was recorded in Austin and on a ranch in Dripping Springs, TX. For this record, the band reunited with Chris "Frenchie" Smith, who co-produced their debut EP.

                                        The Fauns

                                        Fragile 'Clint Mansell Remix' / The Sun Is Cruising 'Redg Weeks Re-Work'

                                          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2013 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                          ltd to 1000 copies exclusively released for Record Store Day 2013.'FRAGILE' lifted from The Fauns debut album in 2009 and remixed by legendary Film soundtrack composer CLINT MANSELL (responsible for Requiem For A Dream / The Wrestler / Black Swan / Moon etc) listen exclusively and find out more about the mix here : http://thequietus.com/articles/11586-the-fauns-fragile-clint-mansell-remix
                                          'THE SUN IS CRUISING' also lifted from the Fauns debut album in 2009 and re-worked by label boss Redg Weeks - this mix has never been released officially but was used on Geoff Barrow's 2012 Invada Records Digital Compilation. listen to track here : https://soundcloud.com/invadauk/redg The Fauns are a 5 piece shoegaze / noise-pop band from Bristol who's sound lies somewhere between the Telescopes / My bloody valentine / Cocteau Twins / Dinosaur Jr The band are currently in the studio with Jim Barr from Portishead finishing off the 2nd album to be released on INVADA summer 2013


                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                          Ltd 12" Info: Opaque Pink Vinyl.

                                          It takes all of the first 80 seconds of Bristol trio Thought Forms second album, Ghost Mountain, to realise that this is a group who have moved on substantially from their debut of three years ago. Indeed, if their self-titled debut in 2009 was about finding the dynamic limits of their atmospheric sound, gently prodding and probing varying elements, then the huge great slab of guitar that greets you instantly on their follow-up roars with the confidence of a band who’ve found their level from which to fully explore their creative expression. Though the group have fans in Portishead, don’t allow the link to act as any indication of their sound.

                                          The album veers between two opposites, from brisk, scuzzy American garage-rock influenced numbers to brutal, anguished noise constructions of ethereal doom, where it feels like they’re tapping into a similar dark psyche to groups like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Circle. With a psych slant too informing tracks like ‘Afon’ and ‘Burn Me Clean’ – where vocals are almost as though a ritualistic call to on high – the scope of Ghost Mountain’s sonic terrain is vast, the result of a varied approach to song writing where wholes form out of group jams – in the case of ‘Burn Me Clean’ from an improvised set supporting Master Musicians Of Bukkake – or from the chrysalis of an idea presented by just one of the trio. It’s a clear move away from their debut album, though retaining the group’s penchant for creating vast atmospheres. ‘Only Hollow’ is a tip of the cap to My Bloody Valentine’s ‘Only Shallow’. Then there’s ‘O’, called that because of the shape of the letter, the group using it to represent what they call “a circle of negativity”.

                                          Negativity would suggest a bleakness to this album, and whilst in much of Ghost Mountain’s fire and brimstone there is plenty that could be construed as despair, the abrasion in it suggests something more conflicted; a battle between shades of dark and light, universal but potent battles between love and hate, of hope and loss. When flung together with the power that Thought Forms has, it makes for a quite formidable proposition.

                                          What is Fairhorns? Fairhorns is the sound of the dirty future to come. More prosaically - but not by much - Fairhorns is Bristol based multi-instrumentalist Matt Loveridge, best known for his role as guitar abuser and keyboard/synth manipulator in acclaimed experimental rock trio Beak> alongside Billy Fuller (Fuzz Against Junk) and Geoff Barrow (Portishead, Quakers).You may also know Matt as Team Brick, whose 2009 debut album Alogon was greeted with considerable praise. Prior to that, Team Brick had garnered a reputation for unpredictable, exciting and often confrontational live shows, suggesting a British-born hybrid of R Stevie Moore, C Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) and Mike Patton. After a number of years of getting thoroughly puzzled with itself - and self-releasing a succession of limited-run CDRs covering ground from chiptune pop to heavy drone and Power Radiophonics - Team Brick splintered into several different projects, each one focusing on a separate element. Thus, Fairhorns was born.

                                          Released via forward-thinking UK label Invada, DOKI DOKI RUN is the project’s debut album. Matt describes Fairhorns as “the fuzzed out, too-much-coffee haze of an all-night YouTube binge. Blackened Kraut. Ur-Step. Half-remembered kids TV theme tunes on a locked groove. Autistic blues - music for angry nerds who like to groove stoically and immobile.” The discerning listener may detect elements reminiscent of Hospital-era Cold Cave, Xeno & Oaklander, La Dusseldorf and even avant-doom pranksters Crom in the album’s quixotic flow, ranging from clattering electro-percussive assault to organ-led dreamscape.

                                          “Baffling , startling , Doki Doki Run is an eccentric gem that rewards and encourages careful listening” – 9/10 Loud & Quiet

                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Ryan says: A collection of messed up, oddly dark drone ramblings for anyone who likes something a bit weird.

                                          David Wrench

                                          Spades & Hoes & Plows

                                          "Spades & Hoes & Plows" is the third solo album by Welsh producer, pianist and songwriter David Wrench, and was commissioned for Julian Cope's Black Sheep by Cope and Fat Paul and in effect can be considered the follow up to Cope's Black Sheep album - "Kiss My Sweet Apocalypse" from last year which featured Wrench performing vocals. The album presents four traditional folk themes from the British Isles, all performed in an eerily upfront and cadaverous manner, reminiscent of such late black metal as Furze, or perhaps a radical hybrid of Andrew King and an acoustic Khanate.

                                          Invada Records announce the release of Team Brick's debut album "Alogon". Team Brick is vocalist / multi instrumentalist Matt Williams who has over the past couple of years been quietly making a name for himself in the Bristol music scene, not least his involvement last year on Portishead's "3rd" album. Along with Geoff Barrow and Billy Fuller, Williams is also a member of Beak whose debut album will be released on Invada later this year. If you haven't heard or seen this man play out or heard any of his music this is a good a place as any to check him out. The man cant be compared to anybody or anything, but if you're a fan of the following artists... John Zorn, Merzbow, Mr Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3, Steve Reich, Dalek, Cardiacs etc etc you may wish to explore what he has to offer with this album. Making comparisons from Robert Wyatt to Gastr Del Sol to Sunn O))) Wire magazine concluded; 'There are plenty of would-be mavericks currently operating on the fringes of the UK music underground, most of whom are labouring under delusions of adequacy, never mind grandeur. Matt Williams is the genuine article.'

                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                          2xLtd CD/DVD Info: The initial limited pressing includes a bonus DVD of TB supporting Julian Cope on tour a few years ago.

                                          Gonga

                                          From Under The Trees

                                          Huge slabs of monolithic stoner drenched rock!!

                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                          2xCDS Info: The CD also includes a three track DVD.


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