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Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

Stranger Things 4: Volume 2 - Original Score From The Netflix Series

    ‘Stranger Things 4 (Original Score From The Netflix Series)’ by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, is now available.

    Split over two volumes - this is Volume 2.

    “A pretty spectacular score from Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein” - Collider

    “A stunningly creepy original score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein” - Billboard

    Score written, performed and produced by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (‘Native Son’, ‘Valley Of The Boom’, ‘Spheres’, ‘Butterfly’, and their band S U R V I V E).

    ‘Stranger Things’ has won seven Emmy Awards, and has been nominated for 216 various awards, with 77 wins.

    Starring Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), David Harbour (Sheriff Jim Hopper), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), among many others

    ‘Stranger Things 4’ is Netflix’s most-viewed English language series of all time.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: You synth soundtrack fans are ALWAYS in safe hands with Dixon & Stein (aka Survive). With rich oscillator throbs and tense pads akimbo, it's yet another suite of perfectly manicured soundtrackery that's perfect for the series (obviously) and just as good on the home stereo. Lovely.

    TRACK LISTING

    A Proper Thump
    Hiiiiiiiii
    Still Dizzy
    Reign Fire From Above
    Religious American
    Surf That Tasty Pie
    Follow Me Into Death
    Project Nina
    Being Different
    Undressing
    I Want You To Watch
    A Realm Unspoiled By Mankind
    Four Gates
    Sleeping Dracula
    Praying Something Will Happen To me
    Stained Glass Roses
    One
    Gates Of Kamchatka
    Top Secret Location
    You're The Heart
    Sleepyhead
    Skull Rock
    Spellcaster
    You Should Go East
    Unfortunate Development
    Slashing The Tires
    Soteria
    ELVIS CLONED BY ALIENS
    [delicate, Intense Music Playing…]
    Demogorgons In Tanks
    The Cure
    Patient Confidentiality
    Stay Calm, Focus On The Game
    It’s Time Max
    All Evil Must Have A Home
    Flashlights, Flashlights
    You Have Already Lost

    Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

    Stranger Things 4: Volume 1 - Original Score From The Netflix Serie

      ‘Stranger Things 4 (Original Score From The Netflix Series)’ by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, is now available.

      Split over two volumes - this is Volume 1.

      “A pretty spectacular score from Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein” - Collider

      “A stunningly creepy original score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein” - Billboard

      Score written, performed and produced by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (‘Native Son’, ‘Valley Of The Boom’, ‘Spheres’, ‘Butterfly’, and their band S U R V I V E).

      ‘Stranger Things’ has won seven Emmy Awards, and has been nominated for 216 various awards, with 77 wins.

      Starring Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), David Harbour (Sheriff Jim Hopper), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), among many others

      ‘Stranger Things 4’ is Netflix’s most-viewed English language series of all time.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: You synth soundtrack fans are ALWAYS in safe hands with Dixon & Stein (aka Survive). With rich oscillator throbs and tense pads akimbo, it's yet another suite of perfectly manicured soundtrackery that's perfect for the series (obviously) and just as good on the home stereo. Lovely.

      TRACK LISTING

      What's The Internet?
      I Wouldn’t Remember Me Either.
      Teens
      Journalistic Instinct
      100% Convinced
      In The Closet (At Rink O Mania)
      Does That Make Us Friends?
      My Boobs Hurt.
      Unambiguous True Love
      Stuck In 1983
      Hawkins National Lab
      Hellfire Club
      Buried Memories
      Fancy Bomb
      We Are Not Heroes
      Nine Feet Tall
      Hail Lord Vecna
      Powerful Psychic Connection
      Ruth, Nevada
      Hellfire Isn’t A Cult
      I Know What I Saw
      Curfew
      You’re Regressing Eleven
      Letter To Willy
      Palm Tree Delight
      Musso
      Brenner’s Little Pet
      Mr. Fibbly
      It’s Just A Clock, Right?
      Welcome To Kamchatka
      A Nightmare Far Worse
      Caught A Body At The Munsen Trailer
      A War Is Coming To Hawkins
      The Elephant
      Hurtling Towards A Gruesome Death
      Barefoot In The Snow
      Kills You In Your Dreams
      The Shire Is Burning
      Blood Balloons
      Burning Baby
      Mugshot
      There Are Some Things Worse Than Ghosts...
      A Memory Within A Memory

      Billy Nomates

      CACTI

        Billy Nomates, the project of the Bristol-based songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Tor Maries, releases her much anticipated second studio album, CACTI,via Invada Records.

        Recorded at her flat and Invada Studios, CACTI is a huge step up for the artist, who received widespread critical acclaim for her eponymous 2020 debut album, with heavy airplay across BBC Radio 6 Music and support from luminaries such as Iggy Pop, Florence Welsh and Steve Albini.

        Though every bit as unrepentant as Billy Nomates’ debut, CACTI comes from a much more exposed place and sees Tor further develop her instinctive, inventive songwriting and production. Unafraid to wade into the traumas of the past two years and the eerie sense of apathy that lingers, alongside heartache and more political themes, the 12-track collection openly confronts uncomfortable truths, as Tor puts it, "70-80% of being bold is about being vulnerable as hell."

        Maries said: “Writing CACTI took just over a year. I wrote very intensely and then none at all. (This seems to be the way I work best). I picked up old drum machines, mapped out things in my kitchen with the same small micro keyboard I always use and then raided the cupboards and rooms at Invada Studios, to play and experiment with old synths, an upright piano, this weird organ thing. I hope everyone finds their own narrative in CACTI. I think it's about surviving it all.”


        STAFF COMMENTS

        Laura says: Ironically, Cacti is a much less, erm, spikey affair than her debut LP. The vocal delivery reminds me of the sort of female singer songrwiters that were filling stadiums in the 90s, but the self produced, sythn led sound keeps things just the right side of pop: rooted in a raw, authentic sound rather than coated in a bland pop sheen, which suits the deeply personal songwriting.

        TRACK LISTING

        Balance Is Gone
        Black Curtains In The Bag
        Blue Bones (deathwish)
        CACTI
        Saboteur Forcefield
        Roundabout Sadness
        Spite
        Fawner
        Same Gun
        Vertigo
        Apathy Is Wild
        Blackout Signal

        Hildur Guðnadóttir & Sam Slater

        Battlefield 2042 (Official Soundtrack)

          Battlefield 2042 soundtrack pressed on 2 x 'Hazard Zone' (Green w/ Blue Markings) vinyl, exclusive variant outside The Americas.

          Includes gatefold sleeve plus printed inner sleeves.

          "Guðnadóttir has established her signature sound: a moving fusion of ambient drone and contemporary classical that places an emphasis on her exceptionally controlled tone; she’s capable of conjuring entire worlds out of just a few carefully chosen notes.” pitchfork.com

          "We are thrilled to be writing our first video game score for Battlefield 2042, and teaming with Electronic Arts,” … "It was such a deeply creative experience to dive into this world and create a truly unique and disruptive musical environment for the game.” Gudnadóttir and Slater

          TRACK LISTING

          Orbital
          The Observation Of Beautiful Forms
          Irreversible
          Between The Bows
          Wall Jazz
          Load Bearing
          When Does A Country Stop Being A Country?
          5 Degrees Of Warming
          Olivine
          Hauled Over The Coals
          The Long Haul
          Hourglass (Inverted)
          Wet Bulb
          Shipping Forecast
          Deploy
          Tipping Points
          Battlefield 2042

          TVAM

          High Art Lite

            TVAM self-released his much-acclaimed debut Psychic Data in the autumn of 2018, something of a cult-classic, the album joined the dots between Suicide’s deconstructed rock ’n’ roll, Boards of Canada’s irresistible nostalgia and My Bloody Valentine’s infinite noise. Psychic Data spawned an ‘Album Of The Day’ at BBC 6Music whilst signature tune ‘Porsche Majeure’ featured in HBO’s smash-hit ‘Succession’.

            Fast forward the VCR to 2022, High Art Lite takes a different tilt to its predecessor by emphasising the immediate and the personal.The colours are blown-out and the brightness is cranked up.TVAM’s take on role models, fictional movie character tropes, and fables of good and evil, are all tackled with the same suspicious cynicism but this time with an urgent belief in the human condition.

            A heady mix of Black Mirror’s modern fables, JG Ballard’s gated communities of sun-drenched wealth, and Mulholland Drive’s boulevard of broken daydreams, High Art Lite offers an all-inclusive package of redemption.

            High Art Lite is the first-ever Dinked Edition collaboration with Invada Records.

            TRACK LISTING

            Side A
            Future Flesh
            Every Day In Every Way
            Club Nautico (Part 1)
            Piz Buin
            Double Lucifer
            Shallow Ends
            Side B
            Semantics
            Say Anything
            Host
            Club Nautico (Part 2)
            High Art Lite

            Beak>

            Kosmik Musik

              Two years in the making Kosmik Musik is a collaboration between artist Joe Currie, writer Ben Wheatley and musical group Beak>, who worked closely with the artists to provide a musical accompaniment for the graphic novel.

              The soundtrack is pressed on 10" black vinyl and housed in a spined sleeve.

              Ben and Joe met at art school in the 90s where they both were involved in a lot of comic book drawing and reading. It’s taken thirty years to finally get their acts together and create this book. In the meantime Joe has been sculpting and painting. Ben has been writing and directing films.

              Kosmik Musik is melting pot of 2000ad, Metal Hurlant, Kirby tech, psychedelic 60s art, Doctor Who, Douglas Adams, Kraut Rock, Star Trek and Star Wars. A UK 70s English childhood basically.

              The project comes with a sonic accompaniment by Beak> who have live dates on the horizon including Primavera Sound in LA

              ABOUT KOSMIK MUSIK, THE GRAPHIC NOVEL: The galaxy is a big place–but not big enough for Mick and Eve as they are chased across it by cops, inter-dimensional plunderers, rogue artificial intelligences, middle-aged assassins and a third-tier superhero team. Come with us on a rip roaring, planet hopping adventure. Punches will be thrown, tears will be shed and music will be played on vinyl on vintage record players as Mick and Eve try to solve every sentient creature’s fundamental questions like why and what... and eh? Yes, dear reader, Kosmik Musik will unlock some of the more pressing mysteries of the universe. True Fact.


              TRACK LISTING

              KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 1)
              KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 2)
              KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 3)
              KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 4)
              KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 5)
              KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 6)
              KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 7)

              Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow

              Archive 81 (Soundtrack From The Netflix Series)

                Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow are known for their scores for the Ivor Novello Award winning ‘Ex Machina’ and ‘Devs’, along with their work on ‘Annihilation’, ‘Free Fire’, ‘HANNA’ and more.

                Inspired by the popular podcast of the same name, ‘Archive 81’ depicts the life of a man who comes across videotapes full of a mysterious woman’s adventures in an even more mysterious apartment building. What seemed to be an ordinary job turns into a nightmare as the strange creature that took the woman’s life in the past seems to have found a way back to him 25 years in the future.

                TRACK LISTING

                CD
                Archive 81 - Titles
                The Visser Ritual
                Tape Cleaning
                Losing Track Of Time
                Jess Opens Up
                Journey To The Compound
                Seizure
                Ghost Story / Cracking The Code
                Otherside
                Mold
                Someone In There
                Séance
                Cameras
                The Greenstone Totem
                Dan’s Theme
                I’m A Spirit Receiver
                Church Seizure / The Compound
                The Cult Of Kaelego
                A Connection Through Time
                Tamara’s Opera
                Dan’s First Lucid Dream
                I Need To Find Her
                Pep Talk
                Going Rogue
                Fucking Smothering Me
                The Ritual Space Recreated
                Song Of The Otherworld
                What Are You Playing?
                Stay Out
                Archive 81 - Credits

                LP
                Archive 81 - Titles
                The Visser Ritual
                Tape Cleaning
                Losing Track Of Time
                Jess Opens Up
                Journey To The Compound
                The Greenstone Totem
                Dan’s First Lucid Dream
                Otherside
                Song Of The Otherworld
                Someone In There
                Séance
                Cameras
                Dan’s Theme
                Tamara’s Opera
                I Need To Find Her
                The Ritual Space Recreated
                Stay Out
                Archive 81 - Credits

                Tim Hecker

                The North Water (Original Score)

                  After selling out on all variants, this score has now been re-pressed on clear vinyl.

                  Tim Hecker’s incredible score to ‘The North Water’, starring Colin Farrell and Jack O’Connell.

                  The score is pressed on clear vinyl and housed in a deluxe spined sleeve with double sided printed insert and digital download card.

                  Features beautiful artwork throughout, using stunning imagery from the film.

                  “The score for ‘The North Water’ was written just before and during the pandemic in 2020, mostly over arguably one of the darkest winters of some memory in Montreal,” says Hecker.

                  “The music was an attempt to add depth and texture to a five-hour doomed arctic journey that charts a trajectory from hardened optimism into abject futility. We worked with a primary palette of synthesizers, electronics, and treated cello, in rich live spaces as well as suffocating dead ones. This version of the score is an enhanced mix of some of the material that made its way into the project.”

                  Adapted from a novel of the same name by Ian McGuire, it tells the story of a disgraced doctor who becomes a medic onboard an Arctic whaling ship.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Seasick
                  First On Deck
                  Delirious Hunt
                  Seasick II
                  Left On The Ice
                  Our First Whale
                  Ice Row
                  It's A Mistake To Think Too Much
                  The Warmth Of Drax
                  Winter’s Coming
                  Loot
                  A Breather
                  Seasick III
                  Twinkle In The Wasteland
                  Starting Over Again

                  Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

                  La Panthère Des Neiges - Original Soundtrack

                    Originally available as a digital-only release, Invada Records and Lakeshore Records present the original score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis to the film La Panthère Des Neiges (AKA The Velvet Queen).

                    The soundtrack is one of Ellis and Cave’s most heartfelt and haunting film projects. 

                    High up on the Tibetan plateau. Amongst unexplored and inaccessible valleys lies one of the last sanctuaries of the wild world, where rare and undiscovered fauna lives. Vincent Munier, one of the world’s most renowned wildlife photographers takes the adventurer and novelist Sylvain Tesson (In the Forest of Siberia) with him on his latest mission. For several weeks, they’ll explore these valleys searching for unique animals and try to spot the snow leopard, one of the rarest and most difficult big cats to approach.

                    Ellis explains how Cave and himself came to be involved : “There is something about the heart of this film that draws you in. I realised after a day, that I wanted to do whatever it took to compose an entire original score. The film deserved to have its own musical voice. I booked five days and asked Nick if he could come in for a day to write a theme song and play some piano. He saw the film and stayed for four days. In the end we made what I think is one of the most beautiful films we have ever worked on. One of my favourite experiences ever working on a project. The stars are the animals in all their wild glory, as we have never seen them before, and man in reverence and wonder.”

                    TRACK LISTING

                    L'attaque Des Loups
                    Les Cerfs
                    Antilope
                    La Bête
                    Les Yaks
                    Des Affûts Elliptiques
                    Les Nomades
                    La Grotte
                    Les Princes
                    La Neige Tombe
                    Les Ours
                    Un Être Vous Obsède
                    L’apparition/We Are Not Alone

                    Jonny Greenwood

                    The Power Of The Dog (Soundtrack From The Netflix Film)

                      “The year's indisputable soundtrack pinnacle” - Peter Travers, ABC “The year’s best film score” - The New Yorker

                      “Greenwood’s latest score - and the one that might be likeliest to finally win him an Oscar” - Stereogum 

                      Jane Campion’s masterful ‘The Power of the Dog’ is the most honoured film of the year. The critically acclaimed original score by Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated composer Jonny Greenwood has won Best Score at 13 major critics organisations and is now SCL nominated for Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film.

                      This incredible score recently received the Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score, BAFTA nomination for Best Original Music, Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score along with loads of other nominations. As well as the score, the film has been incredibly popular this awards season, picking up many nominations.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. 25 Years
                      2. Requiem For Phil
                      3. So Soft
                      4. Detuned Mechanical Piano
                      5. Prelude
                      6. The Ravine
                      7. Mimicry
                      8. West Alone
                      9. Miss Nancy Arrives
                      10. Figured It Out
                      11. Viola Quartet
                      12. Best Friends
                      13. Paper Flowers
                      14. A Lovely Evening
                      15. They Were Mine
                      16. West
                      17. Psalm 22

                      Alexis Grapsas & Philip Klein

                      Pig - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                        The score reflects the mood of the lead character, played by Nicolas Cage, with the simple ‘folk’-like colours of the solo violin and acoustic guitars creating a richly mournful tone.

                        More modern, aggressive electric guitars, distorted colours and drums provide a strikingly ominous, propulsive backdrop to the character’s more intense moments.

                        Alexis Grapsas says this about the film’s score: “The score was born after lots of trial and error and experimentation under the guidance and vision of the filmmakers, where we tried very original acoustic and electric sounds. In the process of creating an environment that would capture the lead character’s emotional world, we landed on a very unique raw and gritty sound that remains true to the story while being self-aware.”

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Hunting
                        Out Of The Woods
                        Turquoise
                        Bottom Of The Ocean
                        Salted Baguette
                        Take Me To The City
                        The Trees Tell You Where To Look
                        Tell Him Who You Are
                        Things To Really Care About
                        Hotel Portland
                        Wasted Space
                        Pignapping
                        See You Thursday

                        Tim Hecker

                        The North Water - Original Score

                          “The score for ‘The North Water’ was written just before and during the pandemic in 2020, mostly over arguably one of the darkest winters of some memory in Montreal,” says Hecker.

                          “The music was an attempt to add depth and texture to a five-hour doomed arctic journey that charts a trajectory from hardened optimism into abject futility. We worked with a primary palette of synthesizers, electronics, and treated cello, in rich live spaces as well as suffocating dead ones. This version of the score is an enhanced mix of some of the material that made its way into the project.”

                          Adapted from a novel of the same name by Ian McGuire, it tells the story of a disgraced doctor who becomes a medic onboard an Arctic whaling ship.

                          STAFF COMMENTS

                          Matt says: Have you seen The North Water yet? It's amazing - accentuated and enhanced by Hecker's immersive and detailed score. Possibly avoid if, like me, the thought of being trapped in a submarine 3 miles underwater absolutely scares the living shit out of you. Otherwise - you're good!

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Seasick
                          First On Deck
                          Delirious Hunt
                          Seasick II
                          Left On The Ice
                          Our First Whale
                          Ice Row
                          It's A Mistake To Think Too Much
                          The Warmth Of Drax
                          Winter’s Coming
                          Loot
                          A Breather
                          Seasick III
                          Twinkle In The Wasteland
                          Starting Over Again

                          Mario Batkovic

                          Introspectio

                            Mixing classical and contemporary sound, Mario Batkovic seeks to explore the sonic possibilities of the accordion, without effects or loops, rather through a mutualist symbiotic relationship between man and instrument. Challenging, hypnotic and grandiose; Batkovic’s symphonic vision is unique and he has received widespread critical acclaim, including Rolling Stone magazine who voted his self-titled debut album in the Top 10 ‘Best Avant Albums of 2017’

                            ‘Introspectio’ is a self-questioning, self-examination of society and the meaning of sound. Featuring collaborations with electronic sorcerer James Holden and former BEAK> member Matthew Williams aka MXLX, in addition to drummer Clive Deamer (Radiohead/Portishead/Robert Plant/Roni Size), saxophonist Colin Stetson and concert choir Cantus Domus, Batkovic questions the place of sound, clichés and prejudices, taking the listener on a journey through infinite universes of sound.

                            Musical contrasts run throughout the album. Sound aesthetics versus compositional ethics play out, it all about creation and destruction as our sound researcher creates his very own macrocosm of music and sound. Whether solo or in collaboration, ‘Introspectio’ invites us on a rhythmically pulsating trip somewhere between dissolution and new beginnings.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            SANATIO
                            REPERTIO (w/ Clive Deamer & MXLX)
                            CHOREA DUPLEX (w/ James Holden)
                            QUIS EST QUIS (w/ Colin Stetson)
                            SURROGATUM
                            PRIMORDIUM FINALE

                            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 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

                              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

                                Anika

                                Change

                                  A good 10 years after her first solo LP, Annika Henderson of Exploded View fame has created the perfect album. One that is great from start to finish and steeped in the scope of human emotion. Change combines goth disco© (“Critical”, “Rights”) and synth stompers (“Finger Pies”, “Naysayer”) with eerie, haunting songs (“Sand Witches”, “Freedom”) and heartfelt melancholia (“Change”, “Never Coming Back”, “Wait For Something”). The tracks are gloomy yet catchy and with its industrial feel and Anika’s Nico-esque voice the album sounds both moody and empowering. The title track “Change” and my personal favourite “Never Coming Back” in particular have me in awe of her songwriting abilities and pop sensibility. Anika has written an album that contrasts darkness and hope and brilliantly covers a broad range of sentiments. It's an experimental synth pop masterpiece that deserves to be heard by a much wider audience.

                                  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

                                          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

                                            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

                                              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 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

                                                        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

                                                                        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

                                                                                  Beak>

                                                                                  Beak>

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

                                                                                    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’

                                                                                              Beak>

                                                                                              >>

                                                                                                There is an accepted music industry strategy, mainly from the mouths of experienced music managers and A&R men, that for a band to get ready to present themselves to the world they should go on tour. In most cases this advice works; the band hone their craft on the road so by the time they get on to ‘Later with Jools Holland’ they can amaze with their slick, tight rock performance. However, this doesn’t always work.

                                                                                                BEAK> formed by Geoff Barrow - Matt Williams - Billy Fuller in 2009 recorded their self-titled debut album in Bristol, created out of 12 days of improv sessions and then edited into song form. Shorty after releasing it on INVADA records UK and Ipecac records U.S., the band went on a successful tour, playing various festival dates across Europe and the U.S.

                                                                                                Buzzing from the tour, Beak> then returned to the studio to start work on ALBUM 2 only to find that the time on the road had taken its toll on the band’s delicately sensitive and creative nature. And, by consequence, had turned them into a truly awful-sounding pub prog-rock band. The magic had gone. It seemed that the band were thoroughly moribund.

                                                                                                Until... One rainy afternoon in Bristol after many tortured, truly terrible recording sessions something changed. It may have been the diesel fumes from the bands tour splitter bus had worn off, others say that the band simply turned their amplifiers down. We will possibly never know the true events of that afternoon but the band began to play and, once again
                                                                                                as before, their bleak, wobbly anti-blue note sound had returned, but this time with added synthesizers.

                                                                                                And so... recorded in one room live (with very few overdubs) Beak>> is upon us.

                                                                                                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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