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The KVB

Unity

    Underground coldwave duo The KVB are back with their most potent and immediate record yet. Produced and mixed by Andy Savours (Black Country New Road, My Bloody Valentine, The Horrors) ‘Unity’ represents an exciting development in the band’s sonic journey. Across the album's ten songs, The KVB masterfully pull together their trademark components; radiant guitars, textural synths and an ear for a moody, brooding melody all presented here with with a renewed dynamism.

    Throughout the album lyrical themes combine double meanings and a sleight of hand is present; Le Corbousier’s brutalist ‘Unité d’habitation’ informs the title track and via the French-to-English translation ‘Unité' becomes ‘Unity’ - a rallying cry to totality on the dancefloor. ‘Unbound’ is informed by the classic shoegaze stylings of Slowdive and Ride but also late-modern poet Keston Sutherland and the idea of recreating a special moment lost to the past . 


    TRACK LISTING

    Sunrise Over Concrete
    Unité
    Unbound
    Future
    Blind
    Ideal Living
    World Of Fire
    Structural Index
    Lumens
    Omni

    Gazelle Twin

    Welcome To The Blumhouse: Nocturne

    Gazelle Twin’s incredible electronic score to horror film “Nocturne”, released as part of the Welcome To The Blumhouse series.

    Includes previously released tracks by Gazelle Twin “Unflesh” and “Belly Of The Beast”.

    The score is pressed on clear vinyl and housed in a deluxe spined sleeve with digital download card included.

    ‘The director wanted there to be a strong appearance of feminine rage featuring heavily in the score, building around the classical pieces,’ says Gazelle Twin. ‘She wanted to use some of my existing tracks, “Unflesh” and “Belly Of The Beast”, in a couple of scenes, so I took leave from the vocal style of “Unflesh”, which has a lot of strong chest singing inspired by Bulgarian Folksong. It became a motif that the music editor, Shie Rozow, weaved throughout the film for those especially fierce moments. Then there’s the ‘dread drones’ that haunt the whole score, getting more and more intense.’


    TRACK LISTING

    1. Moira’s Sacrifice
    2. Juliet’s Rage
    3. The Book
    4. Invocation
    5. Belly Of The Beast
    6. Assurance
    7. Golden Light
    8. Purification
    9. Triumph
    10. Consummation
    11. Unflesh
    12. Blood Sport
    13. Vivian’s Fall
    14. Juliet’s Sacrifice

    Cliff Martinez

    Drive OST - 10th Anniversary Edition

      The soundtrack to Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" needs no introduction, and is hailed as one of the greatest and most iconic film scores of recent times. The soundtrack features the legendary synth score by Cliff Martinez along with tracks by artists such as College and The Chromatics. The vinyl artwork has been completely re-designed, and features stunning new packaging exploring the film's Noir element.

      Notes Martinez: "the words 'hit' and 'soundtrack' seldom appear in the same sentence. The score to Drive is the closest I've ever come to having anything of the sort. And I wish I knew the recipe for its success as no one is more eager than me to repeat the experience"

      Beak>

      Oh Know

        Two new tracks from Beak>.

        Pressed on black 7” vinyl with digital download card included.

        ‘Oh Know’ was originally released as part of NRML Festival in Mexico City as a music video release by Echo Panda Films.

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Barry says: They do a stunning 7" Beak do, I remember 'Sex Music' getting a hell of a playing in the shop, and this newest outing is sure to go down just as well with a motorik backbeat perfectly laying the foundations for the syncopated groove and echoic vocal squawks. Filthy.

        TRACK LISTING

        Oh Know
        Ah Yeh

        ‘Change’ is the brand-new album by Anika, the first solo music from the Berlin based artist in 8 years.

        A British ex-pat and former political journalist, Anika has collaborated with BEAK>and Tricky and released two albums with Mexico City’s Exploded View to great acclaim. The single ‘Change’ tackles personal growth as well as wider issues and grapples with eternal questions as to whether one can ever truly change. 

        It has been 11 years since the release of her last solo album, 2010 cultfavourite ‘Anika’; she suddenly found herself with a lot to say. “This album had been planned for a little while and the circumstances of its inception were quite different to what had been expected. This coloured the album quite significantly. The lyrics were all written there on the spot. It’s a vomit of emotions, anxieties, empowerment and of thoughts like - How can this go on? How can we go on?” 

        The intimacy of its creation and a palpable sense of global anxiety are seemingly baked into the DNA of Change. Spread across nine tracks, the central feeling of the record is one of heightened frustration buoyed by guarded optimism. The songs offer skittering, austere electronic backdrops reminiscent of classic Broadcast records or ‘High Scores’-era Boards of Canada, playing them against Anika’s remarkable voice - Nico-esque, beautifully plaintive and - in regards to the record’s subject matter - totally resolute. Incantatory tracks like ‘Naysayer’ and ‘Never Coming Back’ are both a call to arms and a warning. “‘Never Coming Back’ was written after reading Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’,” she explains. 

        “I was living in the old East countryside outside of Berlin, where there seemed to be no shortage of birds. Apparently their numbers have dropped significantly, but it is one of these changes that we never really stop and notice. We take things for granted, until it’s too late. With all this other noise going on, care for the environment has quickly been moved to the backburner. So long as we get what we want NOW and on demand, who cares about whether we are taking care of the future?”

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Mine says: It's been a while! Anika is back and I'm sure everyone who's enjoyed her outings with Exploded View will dig her (equally dark and moody) solo stuff too. Very excited about this one!

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Finger Pies
        2. Critical
        3. Change
        4. Naysayer
        5. Sand Witches
        6. Never Coming Back
        7. Rights
        8. Freedom
        9. Wait For Something

        Gazelle Twin & Max De Wardener

        The Power - OST

          Gazelle Twin and Max de Wardener’s score to “The Power”, directed by BAFTA nominated director Corinna Faith.

          Taking about the soundtrack, Gazelle Twin expands, “Working on The Power with Corinna and Max didn’t feel much like work. It was a long haul thrill, from our field trip to the derelict wing of Goodmayes Hospital to record squeaky trolleys and smashed pill bottles, to making countless experiments with samples, voice, and electronics, pushing them in every extreme direction we could think of. The results bring me a lot of joy. I hope the collaboration continues.”

          Max de Wardener goes on to say, “For this score we tried to match Corinna’s terrifying vision of the dark by creating music that was both as ambiguous as it was frightening. Keeping the palette small to increase the feeling of claustrophobia, this ranged from quiet dusty out of focus sounds, to full blown dense vocal textures with pounding synths to evoke our primal fear of the unknown. Gazelle Twin’s brilliantly inventive approach to vocal music became such an important part of the film.”

          Summoning the spirit of classic ghost stories such as Susan Hill’s novel The Woman in Black and the intense psychological atmosphere of Dario Argento’s Suspiria, The Power is set in a crumbling East London Royal Infirmary in 1974.

          TRACK LISTING

          First Day
          Prayer In The Dark
          Dream Come True
          On Trial
          Basement
          Intensive Care
          Ashes
          Dark Won’t Hurt
          Possession
          Dark Shift
          Nothing Happened
          Black Pages
          Babs’ Eyes
          Gail Returns
          White Sheets
          Rescue
          Confrontation
          Revelation
          Descent
          You Will Listen To Us
          The Well

          Clint Mansell & Clint Walsh

          Berlin

            Clint Mansell and Clint Walsh’s reimagining of Lou Reed’s 1973 album ‘Berlin’ as a tribute to Mansell’s late partner Heather who passed away in 2014. Mansell is best known as the former lead singer of Pop Will Eat Itself and as a composer for films such as ‘Requiem for a Dream’ and ‘Black Swan’. Walsh is a multi-instrumentalist and founding member of Tweaker and is known for his work with Courtney Love, Gnarls Barkley and many others. Mansell and Walsh worked previously together on the score for ‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘San Junipero’.

            TRACK LISTING

            Berlin
            Lady Day
            Men Of Good Fortune
            Caroline Says I
            How Do You Think It Feels
            Oh Jim
            Caroline Says II
            The Kids
            The Bed
            Sad Song

            Clint Mansell

            Rebecca (Music From The Netflix Film)

              The psychological thriller - directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott Thomas - aired on Netflix on October 21 - one of Netflix’s biggest films of 2020.

              Speaking about his score, Mansell says: “Of course the main objective is to serve the film, support the story, and have the music play its role. But aside from that, to be honest, when I approach a new film nothing is sacred, everything is up for grabs. You need to take it apart and then rebuild it to find one’s own voice within it. That said I love to do lots of research on a project before I start writing - it’s my most favourite part of the process. The film I’m scoring has to inform me of what it needs, to what it will respond. So, an intimate knowledge of the work, other interpretations, background, the author, etc. is key to my being receptive to that.”

              As well as being one of the founding members of Pop Will Eat Itself, Clint Mansell is one of the most respected contemporary film composers and his hugely successful works include Requiem For A Dream, Moon, The Fountain, Black Mirror: San Junipero, High- Rise, Doom and more.

              TRACK LISTING

              Last Night I Dreamt I Went To Manderley Again
              Une Douzaine D'Huîtres
              Côte D’Azur
              A Bond In Common
              Rebecca Always Rebecca
              The Peace Of Manderley
              The Shadow Between Us
              Do The Dead Come Back And
              Watch The Living
              The Happy Valley
              Rebecca's Room
              The Quality Of Insincerity
              I Could Fight The Living But I Could Not Fight The Dead
              Je Reviens
              All Memories Are Bitter
              By Night She’d Come
              The Second Mrs De Winter
              The Wings Of Mercury
              I Should Never Be Rid Of Rebecca
              Tell Me That You Love Me Now
              We Can Never Go Back Again
              We Are Both Alone In The World *
              Dancing Till Three *
              The Tradesman’s Complaint - Trad *
              A Phantom In My Mind *
              Ghosts Of Manderley *

              * = 2LP Only

              Divide And Dissolve

              Gas Lit

                Multidimensional duo Divide and Dissolve release their third full length studio album ‘Gas Lit’ on Invada Records, produced by Ruban Neilson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

                Divide and Dissolve members Takiaya Reed (saxophone, guitar, live effects) and Sylvie Nehill (drums, live effects) create instrumental music that is both heavy and beautiful, classically influenced yet thrillingly contemporary and powerfully expressive and communicative. Their music has the ability to speak without words and utilises frequencies to interact with the naturally occurring resonance.

                ‘We Are Really Worried About You’ presents a formidable saxophone sound giving way to a surge of crushing percussion and heavy guitar riffs. ‘Denial’ is a potent blend of Takiaya’s ominous and unsettling sax that blows wide open into riff city for almost eight glorious minutes. Both tracks encapsulate the message behind the music: to undermine and destroy the white supremacist colonial frameworks and to fight for indigenous sovereignty, black and indigenous liberation, water, earth and indigenous land given back.

                For fans of James Baldwin, Osa Atoe, Adrienne Davies, the ocean and freshwater, breath/breathing, Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, Afro futurism, indigenous futurism, indigenous sovereignty, slavery abolition, resistance, the forest, bodies of water, being submerged, the railroad and Ai Ogawa.

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: At no point throughout 'Gas Lit' do you come away with the impression that they're just having a good time. This is a visceral and intense, but entirely enjoyable fusion of neo-classical timbres with metallic heft and shoegazey walls of sound. Towering and impeccably constructed.

                TRACK LISTING

                Oblique
                Prove It
                Did You Have Something To Do With It (ft. Minori Sanchiz-Fung)
                Denial
                Far From Ideal
                It’s Really Complicated
                Mental Gymnastics
                We Are Really Worried About You

                Andrew Kötting, Oliver Cherer, Riz Maslen

                The Whalebone Box (Original Score)

                  Andrew Kötting is one of the UK’s most highly regarded film makers, having worked on films such as ‘Gallivant’ (1996), ‘Swansdown’ (2012), ‘Edith Walks’ (2017) and many more.

                  His new film, ‘The Whalebone Box’, was released in 2019. The soundtrack is composed by Andrew Kötting, Riz Maslen (Grand Theft Auto, Neotropic, Small Fish With Spine) and Oliver Cherer (Gilroy Mere, Dollboy).

                  For the soundtrack to ‘The Whalebone Box’, Kötting used various pieces of music by Dollboy, The Assistant and musician Riz Maslen among others. Kötting chopped, processed and repurposed the songs for the film’s soundtrack, described as “a gentle, savage, unnerving warm bath of noise, music and references that is an integral part of the film and as much Andrew as it is the original tracks.”

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Soundings
                  The Passage Out
                  The Sperm Whale
                  Far Away Land
                  The Filthy Enactment
                  The Whiteness Of The Whale
                  A Cold War For The Whale
                  Sealed Orders
                  The Divine Magnet
                  Very Like A Whale
                  The Correct Use Of Whales
                  The Whale Watch
                  The Melancholy Whale
                  The Ends Of The Earth
                  The Final Chase

                  Billy Nomates

                  Emergency Telephone

                    Off the back of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album released last year on Invada Records, Billy Nomates returns with her new EP “Emergency Telephone”, which follows the release of brand new single “Heels” taken from the EP.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Emergency Telephone
                    Right Behind You
                    Heels
                    -
                    Petrol Fumes

                    Jeremy Gara

                    Passerine Finale

                      Jeremy Gara, drummer of Arcade Fire, releases his second solo album ‘Passerine Finale’ on Invada Records.

                      The album was mastered by Helge Sten (Deathprod, Supersilent) and composed, produced and recorded by Jeremy over the last three years. ‘Passerine Finale’ is a varied collection of songs and disparate sounds, from arranged static noise to extended melodic drones, improvised and chiselled at, ignoring form or structure, and completed the moment things ‘felt’ something.

                      The album comes pressed on silver vinyl and is housed in a heavyweight sleeve with digital download card included, with artwork throughout by Jeremy himself.

                      Jeremy explains: “‘L_06’ - the visual thing, like the song it accompanies, comes from trying to push really simple objects and figures to a place where they hopefully, somehow, become imprinted with a kind of emotional energy - attempting to entwine single note drones and simple straight lines together tightly enough that they dance a little.”

                      Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Jeremy has been a member of Arcade Fire since 2004. Outside of the band, he has recently collaborated with bandmate Sarah Neufeld and world-renowned dancer and choreographer Peggy Baker on composing music for a large-scale dance production called Who We Are In The Dark and performed it live at various dance festivals. He’s also been touring and performing his solo material across the world since his first album, ‘Limn’, was released in March of 2016.

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Barry says: invada obviously have form for this sort of soundtracky full-spectrum mayhem, but i've not heard anything quite as brilliantly punishing and heavy since Ben Frost's 'Theory Of Machines'. Passerine Finale is a gorgeous, genre straddling behemoth, and one that deserves to be absorbed at full volume.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      In, Final Note
                      L_06
                      Kelpie
                      Ice Towers
                      Watching You
                      CDMX
                      Passerine Finale
                      Wraith

                      Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, Claudia Sarne

                      Dispatches From Elsewhere (Music From The Elsewhere Society)

                        Dispatches From Elsewhere (Music From The Elsewhere Society) is a striking guitar-based album composed for the AMC show by Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross & Claudia Sarne. “Music From The Jejune Institute” and “Music From The Elsewhere Society” both represent opposing factions in the series. The score is pressed on black vinyl and housed in a deluxe spined sleeve with printed insert and download card included.

                        Atticus Ross is an English musician and producer who has been living and working in Los Angeles since 2000. His move from records to include working in film started in 2010 with The Book of Eli and The Social Network. Along the way he has won a number of awards including the Grammy, the Oscar, the Golden Globe, the Critics’ Choice and the Ariel. He is also a member of the band Nine Inch Nails. Leopold Ross is an English composer whose scoring career began with the Hughes Brothers The Book of Eli.

                        He has gone on to score numerous films and TV shows, working with many notable directors including Michael Mann (Blackhat), Harmony Korine (Caput) and more. Claudia Sarne is an English musician, composer and songwriter who lives and works in Los Angeles. Her music is featured on work with leading contemporary female artists such as Tierney Gearon and Polly Borland. She collaborates extensively with Atticus Ross and Leopold Ross.

                        Created by and starring Jason Segel, “Dispatches From Elsewhere” is an original anthology series centered around four ordinary people who feel there’s something missing in their lives, but they can’t quite put their finger on what it is. This diverse foursome is brought together by chance – or perhaps it’s by design – when they stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Elsewhere
                        2. Occasionally Scared
                        3. Memory To Media
                        4. I Am You
                        5. The Wise Alone
                        6. Murals
                        7. Letting Go
                        8. Janice's Theme

                        Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, Claudia Sarne

                        Dispatches From Elsewhere (Music From The Jejune Institute)

                          Dispatches From Elsewhere (Music From The Jejune Institute) is a meticulously crafted electronic score, composed for the AMC show by Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross & Claudia Sarne. “Music From The Jejune Institute” and “Music From The Elsewhere Society” both represent opposing factions in the series. The score is pressed on black vinyl and housed in a deluxe spined sleeve with printed insert and download card included. Atticus Ross is an English musician and producer who has been living and working in Los Angeles since 2000. His move from records to include working in film started in 2010 with The Book of Eli and The Social Network. Along the way he has won a number of awards including the Grammy, the Oscar, the Golden Globe, the Critics’ Choice and the Ariel. He is also a member of the band Nine Inch Nails.

                          Leopold Ross is an English composer whose scoring career began with the Hughes Brothers The Book of Eli. He has gone on to score numerous films and TV shows, working with many notable directors including Michael Mann (Blackhat), Harmony Korine (Caput) and more. Claudia Sarne is an English musician, composer and songwriter who lives and works in Los Angeles. Her music is featured on work with leading contemporary female artists such as Tierney Gearon and Polly Borland. She collaborates extensively with Atticus Ross and Leopold Ross. Created by and starring Jason Segel, “Dispatches From Elsewhere” is an original anthology series centered around four ordinary people who feel there’s something missing in their lives, but they can’t quite put their finger on what it is. This diverse foursome is brought together by chance – or perhaps it’s by design – when they stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. Data Analysis
                          2. Chocolate Milk
                          3. Fredwynn Knows
                          4. Macguffin
                          5. Those Dark Horses
                          6. Disillusion
                          7. The Architect
                          8. This Is Existing
                          9. Breaking And Entering
                          10. Hooded Gathering

                          Ben Salisbury, The Insects, Geoff Barrow

                          Devs (Original Series Score)

                            This is the original score to Devs by Ben Salisbury, The Insects and Geoff Barrow. It includes all 37 tracks from the stunning score. Ben Salisbury says, "As with all of Alex's projects, we started working on ideas for the music after reading the scripts, and as well as being blown away by the material, we knew the music would need to reflect the strong religious thread that runs through story, and that we would need a number of developing themes that had a warped devotional vibe to them. But the music also needed to work with the thriller and tension side of things and the moments of outright horror, as well as sitting alongside the sheer beauty and scale of the amazing cinematography and set design. Crucially, the score also had to reflect and emphasise the human and emotional aspects of a story that is ultimately about grief and love.”

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Plainsong
                            Stranger Danger
                            Amaya Corporation
                            Entering Devs / The Machine
                            Stealing The Code
                            Two Concurrent States (Plainsong Part 2)
                            Tramlines
                            Were You Listening?
                            Suffocation
                            You're Fired
                            Christ
                            Sudoku
                            Amaya's Theme (Version 1)
                            The Visualisation Chamber
                            Reporting A Crime
                            All Possible Worlds
                            I'm A Tank
                            Specifically You
                            Crash No Crash
                            Stay In My Bed
                            Object Input
                            All Buddies Now
                            Keep Extrapolating
                            Someone Crazy
                            Ad Infinitum Ad Nauseam
                            Aubade
                            You Were Counting In Russian
                            Cause And Effect
                            Aftermath
                            The Universe Is Deterministic (Plainsong Part 3)
                            The Day Will Break
                            The Second Coming
                            Resurrection
                            Your System Breaks
                            This Is Where You Say Goodbye
                            Predetermined
                            Amaya's Theme (Version 2)

                            Billy Nomates

                            Billy Nomates

                              Billy Nomates, the fierce, funny, outspoken force of nature who hails from Melton Mowbray and now flits between Bournemouth and Bristol, has arrived to rattle cages.

                              The songs on her debut album all come from a place of defiance. Rebellion against Brexit. Against soul-sapping, dead-end jobs and zero-hours contracts. Against gender inequality, sexual harassment and festivals with obligatory female acts hidden in the small print. Billy’s songs lampoon the same bleak reality satirised by her beloved Scarfolk website and explored so abrasively in the fringe theatre she finds solace in.

                              Musically, there are snatches of Nick Cave’s rumbling sprechgesang; the “off-the-wall-ness of musicians like Captain Beefheart”; Sleaford Mods’ febrile post-punk; the groovesome lofi art-rock of Sonic Youth; and the brassy Americana of Emmylou Harris. What dominates, though, is a feeling of release. Of letting it all out.


                              TRACK LISTING

                              Modern Hart
                              Hippy Elite
                              Happy Misery
                              No
                              Supermarket Sweep
                              FNP
                              Mudslinger
                              Call In Sick
                              Fat White Man
                              Wild Arena
                              Escape Artist

                              Blanck Mass

                              Calm With Horses

                                Invada Records are proud to release Blanck Mass’ score to ‘Calm With Horses’ on vinyl and CD! Black Mass’ first feature length, synth-heavy score was previously released on digital platforms on 13th March.  Blanck Mass is the solo project of Benjamin John Power. The musician, also one half of Fuck Buttons, has been making music under the moniker since 2010 and has released three albums on Sacred Bones, 2015's Dumb Flesh, 2017's World Eater and 2019’s Animated Violence Mild. Calm With Horses, Nick Rowland’s feature film debut, is a raw and beautiful tale of one man’s struggle to navigate both crime and family life in rural Ireland.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Violent Child
                                The Devers
                                Jack's Theme
                                Different Breed
                                Halfwit
                                Sleepless
                                The Cliff
                                Loyal Skins
                                Heck Speaks
                                Descent
                                That Plank In Your Eye
                                Manipulation
                                Prove Yourself
                                Photograph
                                Nothing That Cannot Be Turned Back
                                Leaving
                                Credits

                                Warren Ellis

                                This Train I Ride: Original Soundtrack

                                  Invada Records release Warren Ellis’ score to ‘This Train I Ride’.

                                  The Australian musician (Dirty Three, Bad Seeds, Grinderman) has scored a number of high-profile films (‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’, ‘Hell or High Water’, ‘The Road’) and his latest score is for ‘This Train I Ride’, a documentary film directed by Arno Bitschy.

                                  The score is pressed on black vinyl and comes in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with the record itself housed in a double sided printed inner sleeve featuring liner notes by Warren Ellis and Brian Eno. Digital download card included.

                                  “My idea was to record, collate and produce the music on trains, in the spirit of the women in this documentary. Brian was so encouraging with this approach and told me about a train journey he had taken in the 80’s with no fixed destination. Over the next month I sat with my computer, loops, iPhone, Reface DX synthesiser and forgotten ideas and composed the music on the Metro and Eurostar and in various hotels while working on Ghosteen. I would send the pieces to Arno from the train, or wherever I was located, and he edited them into the film.” - Warren Ellis

                                  The film tells the story of women hopping freight trains around America. The film follows the life-journeys of these women living on the fringe in a rapidly changing country, in their quest for identity, freedom and finding their place in the world.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  This Train I Ride
                                  Because I Was A Girl
                                  Westbound
                                  The Rules Concerning Men
                                  Airport Train
                                  I'll Hop Trains The Rest Of My Life
                                  Freight Train
                                  Mystery Train

                                  Various Artists

                                  The Virtues: Television Series Soundtrack - Feat. Original Music By PJ Harvey

                                    The soundtrack to Shane Meadows’ ‘The Virtues’, which screened on Channel 4 in May / June 2019, features six original pieces of music by PJ Harvey written for the series and includes tracks used throughout the series, including music by Aphex Twin, MONO, Lisa Hannigan and more.

                                    “I am so happy to have provided the original music for this extraordinary and powerful new drama by a director I have admired and followed all my life. Shane has a unique directness and sensitivity to his work which I am drawn to and aspire to in my own work, so our collaboration was open and trusting. I sent Shane ideas as demos for him to try out as he edited and let him choose what he used and where to the greatest effect. In the end we both loved how the demos worked so left them as they were, adding to the raw beauty of the piece.” - PJ Harvey

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Barry says: What better combination could there be than Shane Meadows' singular artistic direction and PJ Harvey's keen soundtracking talents? Beautiful ambient sections and orchestral lushness, terse melodies and PJ's instantly recognisable vox. Lovely.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    PJ Harvey - The Lonely Wolf
                                    Lisa Hannigan - Flowers
                                    PJ Harvey - Death
                                    Aphex Twin - Gwely Mernans
                                    Micah P. Hinson - Beneath The Rose
                                    PJ Harvey - Submerge
                                    Toydrum - Jesus Song (Rival Consoles Rework)
                                    Gazelle Twin - Cutting Into Flesh
                                    PJ Harvey - Prayer
                                    MONO - The Flames Beyond The Cold Mountain
                                    Ted Barnes - If The Truth Hurts
                                    Set Fire To Flames - When Sorrow Shoots Her Darts
                                    PJ Harvey - Subterranean
                                    PJ Harvey - The Crowded Cell

                                    Mark Jenkin

                                    Bait - Original Score

                                      Invada Records announce the release of Mark Jenkin’s drone-heavy score to UK film ‘Bait’.

                                      Mark Jenkin amazingly directed, edited and composed the score himself for the resolutely DIY yet hugely successful film. ‘Bait’ has since received four British Independent Film Awards nominations for Best Indie Film, Best Director, Breakthrough Producer and Best Editing and is one of the highest grossing and most successful indie films of 2019.

                                      The score is pressed on blue vinyl and comes housed in an extra thick deluxe spined sleeve with double sided heavyweight card printed insert, featuring stills from the film. There is also a digital download card included.

                                      Jenkin: “I started playing around with some drone ideas as a distraction from the editing of the film; something to take my mind off the cutting,” he says. “I was experimenting with delays and reverbs and decay and I began to feel that there was a nautical theme to the sounds that I was making.

                                      “An original drone was created very separate to the film but then I realised it might work as a score. From there I created a set of about 12 drones (eight of which are on the album) which were mostly variations on a theme and I began to place them in the edit to match the score. The drones work very well with the sounds of the sea, which is pretty much omni-present throughout the film and makes it easier to embed a drone without it being a big ‘musical’ statement.”

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Polmeor Rising
                                      We're Here Now
                                      Winner Stays On
                                      Ring Bolt Billy
                                      P.L.C.
                                      Another Tuss
                                      You Go Home Now
                                      Polmeor Falling

                                      For the surreal German supernatural thriller, Frost’s dynamic and ominous orchestrations provide a striking backdrop. Says Frost: “Working in this strange and beautiful world of light and shadow has been a gift and an endless source of inspiration”. Ben Frost is an Australian composer and producer based in Iceland. His albums include: Steel Wound (2003), School of Emotional Engineering (2004), Theory of Machines (2007), By the Throat (2009), Sólaris (with Daníel Bjarnason) (2011), Aurora (2014), The Centre Cannot Hold (2017), Fortitude OST (2017, 2018) and more. Dark is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. The story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in multiple time periods.

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Barry says: Furthering his already prolific output on the soundtrack scene, top-tier noise merchant and ambient god Frost brings out two parts to his superb score for German Netflix outing, 'Dark'. The first cycle is a bit more of a brooding affair (as with Stranger Things) and perfectly soundtracks the rising unease and supernatural strangeness of the whole situation.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Alles Ist Miteinander Verbunden
                                      Ein Mensch - Ein Schmetterling
                                      Die Hölle Ist Leer, Alle Teufel Sind Hier
                                      Tick Tack, Tick Tack
                                      Warum Nicht Waldweg
                                      Apokalypse
                                      Kein DeLorean
                                      Das Ist Nicht Mikkel
                                      Eine Reise Durch Die Zeit
                                      Ich Kann Die Vergangenheit Ändern
                                      Gott Gib Mir Gelassenheit
                                      Wo Ist Übergang

                                      Ben Frost

                                      Dark: Cycle 2 (Original Music From The Netflix Series)

                                      For the surreal German supernatural thriller, Frost’s dynamic and ominous orchestrations provide a striking backdrop. Says Frost: “Working in this strange and beautiful world of light and shadow has been a gift and an endless source of inspiration”. Ben Frost is an Australian composer and producer based in Iceland. His albums include: Steel Wound (2003), School of Emotional Engineering (2004), Theory of Machines (2007), By the Throat (2009), Sólaris (with Daníel Bjarnason) (2011), Aurora (2014), The Centre Cannot Hold (2017), Fortitude OST (2017, 2018) and more. The award-winning mystery series DARK transcended borders and connected with audiences around the world. The second season continues the story of four families and their attempts to change their fate within their tightly knit community. Through eight hour-long episodes, they experience how every decision irretrievably influences the present, the past and the future.

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Barry says: The second part of Frost's soundtrack for 'Dark' ramps things up a little, with tension and in turn musical intensity building to breaking point through a shadowy and foreboding electronic soundcape. Typically mindblowing work.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Schwarze Materie
                                      Winden 2053
                                      Bootstrap
                                      Alles In Einer Endlosen Schleife
                                      Die Reisenden 1
                                      Du Bist Ein So Guter Mensch
                                      Jeder Bekommt Was Er Verdient
                                      Die Apokalypse Muss Kommen
                                      Wir Haben Keine Zeit Mehr
                                      Die Reisenden 2
                                      Ich Dachte, Ich Haette Mehr Zeit
                                      Folge Dem Signal
                                      Der Weisse Teufel

                                      Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow

                                      Luce: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                      ‘Luce: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’, featuring original score by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow (‘Annihilation’) stars Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth and Kelvin Harrison, Jr. Stacked with amazing performances and adapted from JC Lee’s acclaimed play, director Julius Onah has created an intense, multi-layered and deeply entertaining look at identity in today’s America.

                                      Certain to be one of the most talked-about films of the year, ‘Luce’ is a smart psychological thriller that will leave audiences breathless.

                                      Says Ben Salisbury: “The script for ‘Luce’ had such an impact on us, that we not only jumped at the chance to be involved, but also immediately came up with a theme for Luce himself. This was one of those rare occasions where our very first response, informed by Julius Onah’s incredibly strong vision, ended up being the catalyst for the whole score.

                                      The music is predominately performed on church organ, which seemed the ideal instrument to provide the sort of ‘cold emotion’ that was often required, and could also be used to build tension and contribute to the general sense of unease."

                                      "It was a real privilege to be involved in a film where the drama is so nuanced, and the character allegiances and emotions are constantly shifting. When a film purposefully asks difficult questions, and doesn’t attempt to provide easy answers, you are obliged as composers, to leave the musical ‘sledgehammer’ alone. This is often a very good thing!”


                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Luce’s Theme
                                      Goodnight Amy
                                      Breakdown Aftermath
                                      Skyhooker
                                      Stephanie
                                      Luce’s Theme (Reprise)
                                      Everything’s Fine
                                      Speech To No-one
                                      You Can’t Run From Blood
                                      Debate
                                      Amy Follows Luce
                                      We Are Done Here
                                      Try Again
                                      Luce’s Theme (Coda)
                                      End Credits (Skyhooker Mix)
                                      Luce’s Theme (St. Mary Redcliffe)
                                      You Can’t Run From
                                      Blood (St. Mary Redcliffe)

                                      PJ Harvey

                                      All About Eve - Original Music

                                        All About Eve — Original Music, composed by double Mercury Music Prize-winner PJ Harvey.

                                        The 14-track album contains 10 original pieces of instrumental music, as well as two new songs written by Harvey and sung by Gillian Anderson and Lily James.

                                        The physical release also includes demo versions of ‘The Sandman’ and The Moth’, performed by PJ Harvey.

                                        On composing this score, Harvey says, “I have always loved stories, and so to compose music to support and enhance a story being told is a challenge I enjoy. I also love the freedom that working instrumentally can give me without the constraints of song form.”

                                        “For All About Eve I chose to work with my long-time collaborator James Johnston as he has a soulfulness and sensitivity to his playing that inspires me. I also worked with Kenrick Rowe who has a versatility to his drumming I knew I could experiment with until I found what was right.”

                                        All About Eve is the stage adaption directed by Ivo Van Hove.

                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Barry says: It's become more and more clear that PJ Harvey can easily put her mind to anything she deems necessary, and with great effect. The soundtrack for this adaptation of All About Eve is even more evidence, with perfect cues and touching sentimaentality oozing through every note. A beautifully performed and perfectly written piece. In-situ or not.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Becoming
                                        Shimmer
                                        The Sandman
                                        Waltz
                                        Descending
                                        Lieben
                                        Ascending
                                        Cadenza
                                        The Moth
                                        Träume
                                        Arpeggio Waltz
                                        Change In C
                                        The Sandman (Demo)
                                        The Moth (Demo)

                                        Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

                                        Stranger Things 3 - Original Score From The Netflix Original Series

                                          S U R V I V E members Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein's score to Stranger Things 3.

                                          GRAMMY Nominated and EMMY Winning composers Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein's score to 'Stranger Things' is perhaps the show’s secret ingredient. A mixture of icy new-wave hooks, spooky ambient textures and menacing drones which bring a spine-tingling ambience and a hauntingly beautiful nostalgia all at once.

                                          It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town’s threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.


                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Barry says: Dixon! Stein! Bad-ass kids with super and / or not super powers! Winona! The neverending story! A Mancunian graphic design god! all GREAT things, and all involved in Stranger Things. Bonus points for the hot pink 80's vinyl. Amazing stuff.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Boys And Girls
                                          I Like Presents Too
                                          Starcourt
                                          Blank Makes You Crazy
                                          I Need You To Trust Me
                                          You’re A Fighter
                                          The Ceiling Is Beautiful
                                          The First I Love You
                                          Rats
                                          What Did You Do To Him?
                                          Find The Source
                                          The Silver Cat Feeds
                                          Heather’s
                                          William
                                          Destroying The Castle
                                          In The Void
                                          Tammy
                                          Mirkwood
                                          Portal Drill
                                          Happy Screams
                                          Ruins
                                          It’s Just Ice
                                          The Door Is Opening
                                          Planck’s Constant
                                          She’s Gone Home
                                          Seven Feet
                                          The Week Is Long
                                          Sauna Test
                                          Six Facts
                                          The Trees Are Moving
                                          On Their Tracks
                                          Not Chinese Food
                                          Blueprints
                                          Land Deeds
                                          Not Kids Anymore
                                          Code Red
                                          Feel Safe
                                          He’s Here
                                          Scoops Troop
                                          We Don’t Understand Each Other
                                          Aftermath

                                          Mica Levi

                                          Monos: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                            Invada Records and Lakeshore Records will co-release ‘Monos: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’, featuring original music by Ivor Novello Award-winner and Academy Award-nominated Mica Levi (Jackie, Under the Skin).

                                            The London-based composer, music producer and artist creates an indescribably hallucinatory, often menacing backdrop to the survivalist thriller set on a remote mountain in Latin America.

                                            Says director Alejandro Landes: “Mica connected with and understood the spirit of the film: the faces, the colors, the extremeness of the environment, the mash of costumes, the absence of a specific time, place or date. She's classically trained but can be equally as inspired by pop or heavy metal; she can mix synthesizer-driven music with a quartet. All this brings a very particular sensibility, a mixing of instruments, that made for a distinct, emotional and atemporal sound.”

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Guerreros
                                            Mensajero
                                            Lobo Y Lady
                                            Aullido
                                            Solos
                                            Funeral
                                            Honguitos
                                            A La Selva
                                            Sin Radio
                                            Castigo
                                            El Regreso De
                                            Patagrande
                                            Pisa Suave
                                            Corre
                                            Helicóptero
                                            Monos

                                            Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury & Various Artists

                                            HANNA: Season 1 (Music From The Amazon Original Series)

                                              Invada Records and Lakeshore Records announce the release of the soundtrack to Amazon Prime’s ‘HANNA: Season 1’ on vinyl.

                                              Pressed on white double vinyl housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.

                                              For the first time, composers Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow were able to put together a team of musicians to work together to form a collaborative score for the whole series.

                                              The soundtrack consists of tracks by Karen O and Beak>, plus an original score by Ben Salisbury, Geoff Barrow, The Insects, Simon Ashdown and Yann McCullough.

                                              “Because of the size of the ‘HANNA’ series, we had the opportunity to bring our own team of artists and composers. The producers had already contacted the amazing Karen O whose song ‘Anti-Lullaby’ formed a theme that was continued throughout the series. It was also great to work with our friends The Insects (Massive Attack co writers Bob Locke & Tim Norfolk), Simon Ashdown and music editor turned composer Yann McCullough” - Geoff Barrow

                                              Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ singer Karen-O’s wandering, ominous ‘Anti-Lullaby’ appears on the soundtrack along with her Goth rendition of Smashing Pumpkin’s ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’, with Beak>’s ‘Wulfstan II’ appropriately closing the album.

                                              The score for ‘HANNA: Season 1’ features layers of manipulated organic elements which composer Ben Salisbury describes thusly: “The score for the series was mainly inspired by the character of Hanna herself, and her forest upbringing. Even though the music is sometimes processed, it is always based on something real and organic rather than pure electronics. We often used layers of woodwind instruments (including some fairly unusual ethnic flutes and pipes) as a way of linking Hanna to the natural world in which she was brought up, and also to try and capture her fierce animal spirit and her sense of wonder as she experiences the ‘new world’ beyond the forest.” - Ben Salisbury

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              We Have Heller
                                              Anti-Lullaby (Karen O)
                                              Training
                                              Connections
                                              Escaping The Hotel
                                              The Ghost Of Her Mother
                                              Relentless / Forest
                                              Memories
                                              Bullet With Butterfly Wings (Karen O)
                                              Berlin Night Drive
                                              Always Hunted
                                              Eric's Theme
                                              Sensing Danger
                                              Beyond
                                              A Cornered Animal
                                              Marisa Held Hostage
                                              Eric Leaves Hanna
                                              Nice Paris Life
                                              Runway Ambush
                                              Wulfstan II (Beak>)

                                              Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

                                              Butterfly: Original Series Soundtrack

                                                Grammy nominated ‘Stranger Things’ composers and S U R V I V E members Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein return to score three part British drama ‘Butterfly’.

                                                Housed in a heavyweight spined sleeve and pressed on 180g black vinyl with digital download card included.

                                                “We had just come off our first project that had established us as these retrosynth/80s producers, and we wanted to do something that helped get us out of that box,” Dixon and Stein said in a press release. “Obviously there are still synths being used, and coincidentally some of them are from the 80s, but hopefully this score won’t be received as such.”

                                                The music to ‘Butterfly’ sustains Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s proclivity for locating humanism in their electronics. The signals they send have some sort of uncanny correlation with core feelings. More uncanny is their tonal grasp of what it is to be young and curious.

                                                ‘Butterfly’ is the story of 11-year-old Max who identifies as a girl and wants to live her life as Maxine. Her estranged parents Vicky and Stephen attempt to work out how best to cope with and support this huge life decision.

                                                LP includes digital download code.


                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Barry says: AARGH. I always loved the throbbing synths and intense atmospheres in Dixon & Stein's work under their own names (soundtracking Stranger Things for example), and as 'Survive', but this soundtrack takes all of that oscillator knowledge and inject it with a healthy dose of hazy 80's reverie (despite their insistence to the contrary), all saturation and arps. Completely on-board.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Butterfly
                                                Blue Eyes
                                                Taking In Lodgers
                                                Daughters
                                                Comfort
                                                Just Make Up Your Mind
                                                I Don't Know How Happy I Am Anymore
                                                Accusations
                                                School Troubles
                                                Introducing Maxine
                                                Cut Wrists
                                                Tickle Gods
                                                Dress Up
                                                Mermaid
                                                Arrested
                                                Family
                                                Maxine's Groove
                                                Making The Choice
                                                Interrogation
                                                Truths
                                                What Was The Point Of Me?
                                                Dancing With The Girls
                                                A Long Way To Go

                                                Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

                                                Spheres (Original Score)

                                                  ‘Spheres’ is a celestially immersive experience focusing on the human connection with the cosmos - with music composed and performed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein.

                                                  Written and directed by Eliza McNitt (‘Fistful of Stars’, ‘Without Fire’), ‘Spheres’ will be released on the Oculus Rift and is presented by City Lights and Protozoa Pictures. Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel are executive producers.

                                                  Grammy nominated Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein need no introduction as two of today’s most highly regarded film score composers, having worked on ‘Stranger Things’ series 1 and 2 and ‘Butterfly’, as well as being members of S U R V I V E.

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Barry says: Two D&S scores in one week?! This one is equally as excellent, but a little more geared towards the ambient end of the spectrum, with cavernous echoing reverb and subtly panned swirls of industrial machination, this is equally as superb as their previous work but considerably darker. A perfect flipside to the coin.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Accretion Disk
                                                  Solar System
                                                  Ecliptic Planes
                                                  In The Dark
                                                  Birth Of A Star
                                                  Auroras
                                                  Cosmic Microwave Background
                                                  Burning Star Core
                                                  Uranus
                                                  Planetary Cruise
                                                  Black Holes Collide
                                                  Spheres
                                                  Gravitational Waves
                                                  Earth Song

                                                  The four-track EP features the recently released title track which was inspired directly from a recent trip to Mexico City when the band awoke to the sound of a distorted young girls' voice bellowing across the city. Further investigation revealed the source as a recording used by scrap-collecting carts urging people to bring out old beds and washing machines. Returning to the UK filled with inspiration from the trip, Billy, Geoff and Will hot-footed it to the Invada studios to record the EP

                                                  The band said their new track ‘We Can Go’ is “the most normal song we have ever written. We like it.”

                                                  Features a new version of ‘Allé Sauvage’ from Beak>’s previous album ‘>>>’ by accordion player Mario Batkovic.

                                                  Pressed on black vinyl, housed in a heavyweight spined sleeve with artwork by ‘SusanLegPolicy’. Includes digital download card.

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Patrick says: Killer new EP from Beak> here, perfect for anyone uncomfortable with summer. Gloom-ridden, slightly sinister and generally disturbed, these krautish concoctions are the perfect gothic groove for when your mood takes a dip.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Life Goes On
                                                  We Can Go
                                                  Minus Pillow
                                                  Allé Sauvage - Mario Batkovic Version

                                                  Clint Mansell

                                                  Out Of Blue: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                                    ‘Requiem For A Dream’ and ‘Black Mirror’ composer Clint Mansell scores British film director Carol Morley’s neo-noir thriller, ‘Out Of Blue’.

                                                    In ‘Out Of Blue’, Mansell’s dark and hypnotic score enhances the moody and menacing moments in the neo-noir murder mystery based on the novel ‘Night Train’ by Martin Amis.

                                                    Says Morley in the soundtrack’s liner notes: “So, here we have it, this soaring, heart shifting, mind bending soundtrack for ‘Out Of Blue’. It takes you about and around and inside yourself. It propels, it develops, it leads us places. It is true to the film, but doesn’t illustrate what we see. It has its own energy, its own beautiful hidden depths, and it creates its own star spangled mystery.”

                                                    For fans of ‘PI’, ‘Black Mirror’, ‘Requiem For A Dream’, ‘Stranger Things’, ‘Drive’.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    We Are All Stardust
                                                    This Black Hole's Dark Heart
                                                    Timeslip
                                                    .38 Killer
                                                    Parallel Universe
                                                    Wipe Them From Your Mind, Mike
                                                    Astral Blues
                                                    Observation Changes The Result
                                                    Out Of Blue
                                                    Schrödingers Cat

                                                    Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury

                                                    DROKK: Music Inspired By Mega-City One

                                                      After being completely sold out on vinyl, Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury’s "DROKK: Music Inspired By Mega-City One" has been reissued as a special edition on double LP with beautiful new bespoke packaging and bonus material. This incredible new package is designed by Marc Bessant and features a spined ‘sombre grey’ outer sleeve with deboss and die-cut revealing the reverse board inner sleeve and vinyl label.

                                                      "DROKK" is a synth heavy score with a relentless darkness, a cold atmosphere where the tension never drops. Although it is a soundtrack of sorts, Barrow and Salisbury instinctively felt that music for MC1 should steer clear of the rich orchestration common to many contemporary film scores. Even for electronica the music is often purposefully stark and spare, with the majority of tracks created exclusively on the Oberhiem 2 Voice Synthesizer with a cameo from Beak>.

                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                      Barry says: Absolutely one of my favourite synth albums to this day, Barrow & Salisbury's DROKK is finally available again for everyone I constantly recommend it to. Brilliantly restrained atmospheres and dusty synth soundscapes perfectly capture the Dreddian atmosphere better than the original soundtrack could ever hope to (sorry Silvestri). An essential cinematic synth staple.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Lawmaster / Pursuit
                                                      2. Helmet Theme
                                                      3. Titan Bound
                                                      4. 301-305
                                                      5. Justice One
                                                      6. Scope The Block
                                                      7. Exhale
                                                      8. Council Of Five
                                                      9. Puerto Luminae
                                                      10. Miami Lawgiver
                                                      11. Eagle
                                                      12. Clone Gunman
                                                      13. Inhale
                                                      14. Iso Hymn
                                                      15. 2T[FRU]T
                                                      16. Dome Horizon
                                                      17. End Them
                                                      18. Helmet Theme [Reprise]
                                                      19. The Men Who Never Learned
                                                      20. Heista
                                                      21. Cal
                                                      22. Dark Judges
                                                      23. Fish
                                                      24. Justice 1 (Demo)
                                                      25. Miami Lawgiver (Alt. Version)
                                                      26. Call-Me-Kenneth
                                                      27. Scope The Block (Alt. Version)

                                                      Thought Forms

                                                      Thought Forms - 10th Anniversary Reissue

                                                        Thought Forms celebrate the ten year anniversary of their classic self-titled debut album with a reissued version plus a handful of gigs.

                                                        Hailing from England’s rural South West, the trio were brought together amongst the ley-lines and ancient vibrations by a shared love of guitar abuse and pedal worship.

                                                        Thought Forms are a true band’s band, having toured extensively with Portishead, recording this debut record in Geoff Barrow’s studio and finally releasing it on his label Invada Records 10 years ago.

                                                        Thought Forms have also played with Kaiser Chiefs and 65DaysOfStatic and have featured on the Ivor Novello winning score to ‘Ex Machina’.

                                                        This most progressive and forward-looking of bands take a rare moment to breathe and reflect on their early days and in particular their classic debut album.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        20 Satellites On My Hill
                                                        Industry
                                                        Dust Magic
                                                        Nothing Is As Easy As You Think
                                                        Sonny
                                                        We Would Be So Happy If
                                                        David, 18
                                                        Mr Steve Has Eaten Your Dog
                                                        Maggie

                                                        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!”

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Ah America
                                                          Humble Man
                                                          The Bubble
                                                          The Civilian Executive
                                                          In Liebe Dein (Roedelius)
                                                          Badi Basim
                                                          Kamee (Roedelius)
                                                          The Moon Landing
                                                          Our Noise
                                                          Fabelwein (Roedelius)
                                                          Jeanie
                                                          NY Snow Globe (Rachel’s)
                                                          Thousands Of Parades, All Over America
                                                          Marjah
                                                          Staunen Im Fjord (Roedelius)
                                                          The Hand Of Helping
                                                          Be Lovely
                                                          A Page In The History Books
                                                          War Machine

                                                          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.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. The Brazilian
                                                          2. Brean Down
                                                          3. Birthday Suit
                                                          4. Harvester
                                                          5. Allé Sauvage
                                                          6. Teisco
                                                          7. King Of The Castle
                                                          8. RSI
                                                          9. Abbots Leigh
                                                          10. When We Fall

                                                          Rachel Zeffira

                                                          Elizabeth Harvest: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                                            Rachel Zeffira’s (Cat’s Eyes) score to Sebastian Gutierrez’s ‘Elizabeth Harvest’.

                                                            Zeffira’s ‘Elizabeth Harvest’ score contains elements of all of her musical influences, from her choral and orchestral arranging to her oboe solos and contemporary songwriting. Erik Satie’s sarabande becomes an underlying musical theme, which gradually becomes more unhinged as the score progresses. Other characters feature yet more experimental themes, where pieces were chopped, rebuilt and manipulated.

                                                            The vinyl is housed in a deluxe spined sleeve with beautiful artwork put together by Marc Bessant and comes complete with printed insert and digital download card. The score is pressed on clear vinyl.

                                                            Rachel Zeffira is a talented oboe player, soprano soloist and multi instrumentalist known for her work with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra and with Faris Badwan (The Horrors) in Cat’s Eyes. Together the pair scored Peter Strickland’s ‘The Duke Of Burgundy’, which won the 2015 European Film Award for Best Composer. She is also the first female composer to be nominated for an Ivor Novello award.

                                                            ‘Elizabeth Harvest’ is a stylised sci-fi thriller, gothic love story and existential mystery which follows newlywed Eizabeth (Abbey Lee) and her brilliant scientist husband (Ciaran Hinds) and their magnificent mountain estate. Slowly, Elizabeth begins to realise she may not be exactly who she thinks she is. The truth and its repercussions are beyond anything she could have imagined.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            Red Mist (Part 1)
                                                            Through The Corridors (At Dusk)
                                                            Erik Satie - Sarabande No.3 (Excerpt 1)
                                                            Erik Satie - Sarabande No.3 (Excerpt 2)
                                                            Crack The Code (Part 1)
                                                            Going To The Sun
                                                            Crack The Code (Part 2)
                                                            Cold Stone Floor
                                                            The Confidante
                                                            Crack The Code (Part 3)
                                                            The Host
                                                            Through The Corridors (At Dawn)
                                                            Chamber
                                                            Piano Concerto In E Minor
                                                            Going To The Sun (Flute Solo)
                                                            Satie’s Sarabande (Tilt-a-Whirl Version)
                                                            No Words Formed
                                                            The Mirror
                                                            Ricochet
                                                            Fountain
                                                            The Host 2
                                                            The Mirror Dance
                                                            Red Mist (Part 2)
                                                            The Promise
                                                            A Secret World Of Our Own

                                                            The KVB

                                                            Only Now Forever

                                                              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.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1. Above Us
                                                              2. On My Skin
                                                              3. Only Now Forever
                                                              4. Afterglow
                                                              5. Violet Noon
                                                              6. Into Life
                                                              7. Live In Fiction
                                                              8. Tides
                                                              9. No Shelter
                                                              10. Cerulean

                                                              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.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Walkin In Hawkins
                                                              Home
                                                              Eulogy
                                                              On The Bus
                                                              Presumptuous
                                                              Eight Fifteen
                                                              The First Lie
                                                              Scars
                                                              I Can Save Them
                                                              Descent Into The Rift
                                                              Chicago
                                                              Looking For A Way Out
                                                              Birth / Rescue
                                                              In The Woods
                                                              Digging
                                                              Symptoms
                                                              Eggo In The Snow
                                                              Soldiers
                                                              Choices
                                                              Never Tell
                                                              She Wants Me To Find Her
                                                              Shouldn’t Have Lied
                                                              It’s A Trap
                                                              Crib
                                                              The Return
                                                              Escape
                                                              We Go Out Tonight
                                                              Connect The Dots
                                                              The Hub
                                                              On Edge
                                                              What Else Did You See?
                                                              Run
                                                              Levitation
                                                              To Be Continued

                                                              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.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Where We Going?
                                                                Do The Boob (The Real Kids)
                                                                I’m I.I.F.M
                                                                Sledgehammer Cracks Nut
                                                                This Is Ord
                                                                Docks Beat
                                                                Step Into My Office
                                                                Run Through The Jungle (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
                                                                Raw Onions
                                                                Vern
                                                                Come Out
                                                                Gorgeous As Ever
                                                                Money Count
                                                                Nice Teeth
                                                                Harlequins Reunion
                                                                Steven’s Been Reprimanded
                                                                Stevo Apologises
                                                                Suck On This
                                                                First Shot
                                                                Mostly The Suit
                                                                Martin Shot
                                                                Will Everybody Calm The Fuck Down
                                                                Snipers
                                                                Good To Go
                                                                Free Firing Gunshot Solo
                                                                The Phone Rings
                                                                Watch And Vern
                                                                Crawl Chase
                                                                So That’s What A Fucking Brain Looks Like
                                                                Lead Lobotomy
                                                                Poke Him In The Eye
                                                                We Can’t All Be Nice Girls
                                                                That’s Why I Appreciate The Arts
                                                                Leary
                                                                Aiming For The Nose
                                                                Oh Fuck
                                                                Where Do You Think You’re Going Little Harry
                                                                Annie’s Song (John Denver)
                                                                A John Denver Story
                                                                Justine’s Theme
                                                                This Old Guitar (John Denver)

                                                                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.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Locust
                                                                  Pleasure
                                                                  Critical Mass
                                                                  Another Place (East India Youth Remix)
                                                                  Critical Mass (Clint Mansell Remix)

                                                                  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.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Hopper Sneaks In
                                                                  I Know What I Saw
                                                                  Rolling Out The Pool
                                                                  Over
                                                                  Gearing Up
                                                                  Flickering
                                                                  First Kiss
                                                                  Crying
                                                                  Walking Down The Tracks
                                                                  Where’s Barb?
                                                                  Speak Of The Devil
                                                                  Danger Danger
                                                                  Tribulations
                                                                  Flashback
                                                                  Kids Two
                                                                  Talking To Australia
                                                                  Night Of The Seventh
                                                                  See Any Rain?
                                                                  Coffee & Contemplation
                                                                  Inside The Black Room
                                                                  Starts To Rain
                                                                  Eleven Is Gone
                                                                  Time For A 187
                                                                  Something In The House
                                                                  Still Pretty
                                                                  Abilities
                                                                  Tendril
                                                                  They Found Us
                                                                  Bad Men
                                                                  Spiked Bat
                                                                  Making Contact
                                                                  What Do You Know
                                                                  It’s Not My Boy
                                                                  Something In The Wall
                                                                  Let’s Go
                                                                  Leap Of Faith
                                                                  In Pursuit
                                                                  Breaking And Entering
                                                                  Stranger Things (Extended)

                                                                  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.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Pearl
                                                                    Woland
                                                                    Strange
                                                                    Here I Am
                                                                    Venus
                                                                    Sleep Take Me Down
                                                                    Blood Orange
                                                                    Last Day

                                                                    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’).

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      Avery Taggert
                                                                      Daniel
                                                                      I Want To Make A Toast
                                                                      Alma De Cuera
                                                                      Justicial
                                                                      Alejo
                                                                      The Chase
                                                                      This Is How You Do It
                                                                      The Knife
                                                                      The Spiral
                                                                      Relax Baby, Relax
                                                                      Snow In Columbia
                                                                      He Just Wants To Make Peace
                                                                      Can You See The Spiral Now
                                                                      The Knife Fight
                                                                      I Was Innocent
                                                                      Back In A Flash
                                                                      The Camera
                                                                      The Bottom Of The Spiral
                                                                      Arturo Guillermo Dias Rohas
                                                                      Camino

                                                                      ‘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.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      White Walls
                                                                      Night Games
                                                                      Lower Depths
                                                                      Silent Wave
                                                                      Primer
                                                                      Never Enough
                                                                      In Deep
                                                                      Awake
                                                                      V11393
                                                                      Unknown
                                                                      Mirrors
                                                                      Second Encounter

                                                                      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.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        SIDE A:
                                                                        1. ‘Bong Load’
                                                                        2. ‘God’s Dream’
                                                                        3. ‘Flower Power’
                                                                        4. ‘Shut Your Eyes’
                                                                        SIDE B:
                                                                        5. ‘Chainsaw Morning’
                                                                        6. ‘Over There’
                                                                        7. ‘Nowhere’

                                                                        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.'

                                                                        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!

                                                                          Gonga

                                                                          From Under The Trees

                                                                            Huge slabs of monolithic stoner drenched rock!!


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