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Coldplay

Moon Music

    Coldplay have today announced the release of their highly-anticipated tenth album, Moon Music. 

    In an effort to reduce waste, the first edition run of Moon Music (both EcoRecord rPET LP and EcoCD) will be strictly limited and produced at a higher specification than any future editions. All First Edition EcoRecord rPET LP products will be individually numbered.

    In tandem with Coldplay’s ground-breaking sustainability measures on their current tour - which has so far produced 59% less CO2e emissions than their previous stadium tour - the band have gone to great lengths to make the physical release of Moon Music as sustainable as possible. This will be the world’s first album released as a 140g EcoRecord rPET LP, with each copy containing nine recycled PET-plastic bottles recovered from post-consumer waste. This will prevent the manufacture of more than 25 metric tonnes of virgin plastic, and provide an 85% reduction in manufacturing process CO2 emissions/kg compared to traditional 140g vinyl.

    Additionally, the band have collaborated with long-time partners The Ocean Cleanup to create an additional format: the Notebook Edition EcoRecord rPET LP. The rPET for this edition comprises 70% river plastic, intercepted by The Ocean Cleanup from the Rio Las Vacas, Guatemala, and prevented from reaching the Gulf of Honduras and the Atlantic Ocean. The CD editions of Moon Music will be the world’s first to be released on EcoCD, created from 90% recycled polycarbonate, sourced from post-consumer waste streams. This will provide at least a 78% CO2/kg emission reduction, and avoid the manufacture of more than five metric tonnes of virgin plastic.

    Nada Surf

    Moon Mirror

      Bittersweet anthems that begin quiet but explode into soaring harmonies? Check. Songs that are play-on-repeat heart punches? Check. Songs that are poetic and thought-provoking while also being absolute belt-at-the-top-of- your- voice-withthe-windows-down masterpieces? Check. It's all here.

      For the past 30 years, Nada Surf has had the same core lineup: Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca, and Ira Elliot. Moon Mirror, their frst for New West Records, was produced by the band and Ian Laughton at Rockfeld Studios in Wales. For the recording, Matthew, Daniel, and Ira were joined by their friend and longtime keyboard player Louie Lino.

      'Moon Mirror' is a thrilling and moving leap forward for Nada Surf. The songs on the album are true to the human experience--as meaningful and mysterious and sometimes absurd as it is. There's love, yes, but also grief, deep loneliness, doubt, wonder, and hope. These are not the songs of a band in their 20s. There is hardwon wisdom here, and hard-won belief in possibility - the kind that comes from falling down and getting back up.


      TRACK LISTING

      1.Second Skin
      2. In Front Of Me Now
      3. Moon Mirror
      4. Losing
      5. Intel And Dreams
      6. The One You Want
      7. New Propeller /
      8. Open Seas
      9. X Is You
      10. Give Me The Sun
      11. Floater

      2CD Bonus Disc Tracklist:
      1. Second Skin (Demo)
      2. In Front Of Me Now (Demo)
      3. Moon Mirror (Demo)
      4. Losing (Demo)
      5. Intel And Dreams (Demo)
      6. The One You Want (Demo)
      7. New Propeller (Demo)
      8. Open Seas (Demo)
      9. Give Me The Sun (Demo)
      10. Floater (Demo)

      2LP Bonus LP Tracklist:
      1. Second Skin (Demo)
      2. In Front Of Me Now (Demo)
      3. Moon Mirror (Demo)
      4. Intel And Dreams (Demo)
      5. The One You Want (Demo)
      6. New Propeller (Demo)
      7. Open Seas (Demo)
      8. Give Me The Sun (Demo)
      9. Floater (Demo)

      Moon Diagrams

      Cemetery Classics

        Moon Diagrams – the solo project of Deerhunter co-founder and drummer Moses Archuleta – returns with a second album, Cemetery Classics, on June 21. The 12-track album is a co-release between Sonic Cathedral (in the UK and Europe) and Angus Andrew from Liars’ new label No Gold (in the US and the ROW) and was mixed by James Ford. It features guests including Anastasia Coope, Patrick Flegel (Cindy Lee) and Josh Diamond (Gang Gang Dance). It’s Moses’ first new music since 2019’s Trappy Bats mini-album and the follow-up to 2017’s acclaimed debut Lifetime of Love and everything seems a bit more extreme – from the Basinski-esque degradation of ‘Neptune’ to the Faustian industrial noise of ‘Listen To Me’ via Art of Noise-style postmodern pop (the first single ‘Very Much My Promise to You’), Daft Punk bangers (‘Fifteen Shows at One Time’), trip-hop, shoegaze, Jan Hammer, Depeche Mode, late Leonard Cohen and more. “It’s about finding out your arms are too short to box with god,” says Moses of the emotional force that courses through Cemetery Classics. “It’s the inverse of a desert island disc – a graveyard disc. Songs to take into the afterlife.”

        TRACK LISTING

        1. NRG
        2. Mousetrap
        3. Fifteen Shows At One Time
        4. Metallics In Fur
        5. Big Ref
        6. Rewop
        7. Brand New Effie
        8. Neptune
        9. Very Much My Promise To You
        10. Listen To Me
        11. Left Hand Of God
        12. Fragment Rock

        Peach Discs showcase the talents of Bristol-based producer & DJ Daisy Moon with a playful, energetic and melodic exploration of her club-focused sound.

        Inspired by those anticipatory, unifying moments on the dancefloor, the four-track record is upfront and summer-ready - pairing groovy, intricate drums with earworming synth lines, field recordings, and submerged vocal chops, all mixed with vibrancy and dynamism for maximum vitality.

        Daisy developed her sound and identity through multiple platforms and collaborations across the UK. She’s a key figure in Bristol’s electronic music scene - with early involvement as a resident at club night Housework (co-run with Shanti, Gramrcy and Golesworthy), co-founding Mix Nights - the DJ initiative from Saffron (music-tech courses and community for women, trans, non-binary and minority genders), as part of the sprawling Curl collective (Mica Levi, Coby Sey, Brother May) and most recently founding Off-Kilter, a mix and event series focused on the fringes, probing the boundaries between club music and live performance.

        Following an ethereal debut EP on Idle Hands and excellent contributions to Mica Levi’s Curl label and Rhythm Section’s Shouts compilation, the record marks a distinctive addition to Daisy’s palette, shifting towards 4/4 house and techno, hewing closer to the sounds found in her DJ sets. Proper party tackle!


        STAFF COMMENTS

        Matt says: Peach's remit for fresh as you like house and techno with fun filled party ethos continues in earnest with Daisy Moon delivering four festival favourites. Check!

        TRACK LISTING

        Tonyo
        System Creak
        Unseen Sunrise
        Pine Odyssey

        Man Of Moon

        Machinism

          Since their beginning Man of Moon have been a standout live act. The Glasgow-based duo of singer/guitarist Chris Bainbridge and new drummer Iain Stewart possess an extraordinary talent for cross-pollinating genres and styles but their sound is not hybridised, rather they are a synthesis of their influences; a pure sonic distillation of what has come before. As founding frontman, Bainbridge is honest about his vision for the band: "I think as Man of Moon, we've always tried to emulate sides of artists that inspire us and that we love, but ultimately to create our own 'Man of Moon' sound; a blend of krautrock, alternative rock and electronic with a noticeable dark Scottish energy."

          On the band's 2020 debut LP "Dark Sea" you hear it all; the mesmeric drones of Mogwai, the dynamic shifts of Radiohead, the harmonic angularity of Tool, the industrial amalgam of Nine Inch Nails, even hints of Pink Floyd’s austere and abstract lyricism. Man of Moon are so much music in one band. And yet they’ve always sounded uniquely themselves; there is deep intentionality in every song’s construction. The long-awaited arrival of "Dark Sea" cemented the band as more than just a thrilling live act. The collection is an accomplished set of recordings that reflect the bandmates' natural chemistry and instinctive creativity, as well as an ability to capture the raw energy of their performances.

          In 2024, Man of Moon follow up on their critically acclaimed debut album with 'Machinism', due for release in May. Where "Dark Sea" is a very personal and introspective record, "Machinism" takes a wider lens approach. Bainbridge reflects on the social and political discontent in Britain, especially in the wake of Brexit and the pandemic-era. A core of punk rock anti-establishment venom is interpolated with layers of Krautrock, as heavy as studio production will allow, with tones reminiscent of late night music television in the mid-nineties. Album opener "Rise" presents a delightfully acidic aperitif while "Video", "In The Water" and "Reign" double-down on the savagery. It's widescreen and cinematic, to be absorbed at full volume, but it is equally affecting as the headphone-soundtrack to the first person film noir on your phone; that is, it sounds a bit like doomscrolling. This isn't a coincidence. Corruption, disruption and misinformation are the tools of a toxic media that bombards us incessantly through every channel of communication available, keeping us hooked on a cocktail of fear and dopamine while harvesting data. The album title, "Machinism" was inspired partly by science fiction cinema and partly by psychological theories on the role and impact of so much technology in daily life, and especially the future tendency towards super AI. "For me it encapsulates what is happening right now with technology becoming a more and more dominant force in the world." Bainbridge reflects.

          To counter all of this weighty darkness "Machinism" offers escape, or at the very least, retreat. Fans will recognise "Run And Hide" as an earlier single, now with a more measured and dynamic production, it takes on an ethereal trip-hop quality. The album pivots on the sombre atmosphere of "The Tide" as it meanders along the border of shoegaze. At times the music is so light and spacious, a little hazy and dreamlike, but can turn frenetic in an instant. "You and I" dazzles, a shimmering masterpiece of cymbals, anticipation and melody. And then there's the hypnotic piano of "Machines That Breathe" and slow-builder "The Wild" - a sonic lovechild of Kurt Cobain and Kathryn Joseph. Of the final track, Bainbridge explains: "I wanted the album to have a comedown at the end. A breather, to reflect..." It allows the record to close gently with something akin to optimism and a subtle, moreish aftertaste. Listeners will be sated by this offering, no doubt, but it is a record that reveals more beauty and depth over repeated plays.

          TRACK LISTING

          A1 Rise
          A2 You And Me
          A3 Swim
          A4 Video
          A5 Time
          A6 At The Tide
          B1 In The Water
          B2 Reign
          B3 Machines That Breathe
          B4 Run And Hide
          B5 The Wild

          The Selenites Band returns with a live album ahead of their 3 studio albums, due for release laer in the year. 8 tracks of psychedelic jazz influenced by Ethio-groove, swinging Addis and pentatonic grooves, recorded in analog on tape recorders during two concerts between 2021 and 2023.

          These recordings are an opportunity to discover 5 previously unreleased tracks, as well as live versions from the previous album "Behind The Mask". The Selenites Band are first and foremost a live band, and we've seen them at the New Morning, in Paris, in Belgium, as well as opening for the prestigious group GONG, on their only date in France, and at many other festivals. The Selenites Band's lively style takes us into a world of traditional music, Shamanic grooves, spicy jazz and bewitching rhythms. A melodic universe, a music of heady modal trance, a cinematic space of energetic jazz punk! . All compositions are by Antoine 'Obi Riddim' Laloux, with the exception of two tracks by Seyoum Gèbrèyès and Tlahoun Gèssèssè.

          All sleeves are hand-silk-screened and numbered / limited edition.

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Matt says: Instantly recognizable, Ethiopian jazz has rightly garnered a huge audience in the UK due to proponents like Mulatu Astake and discovers such as Hailu Mergia. Here's a new band, full of beans and perfectly merging the sounds of the old with the new. Dynamic and innovative throughout, this is the sound of modern Ethio-jazz!!

          TRACK LISTING

          A1. Hamétègnaw
          A2. Versus
          A3. Ethio Carnival
          A4. Apollo IX



          B1. Antchimoye Nile Groove
          B2. Addis Streets
          B3. Crush Rotten Fruit
          B4. Tomorrow's Running

          Shannon & The Clams

          The Moon Is In The Wrong Place

            The Moon Is In The Wrong Place is an upbeat, yet poignant narrative on grief and resilience from Shannon & The Clams. Woven from the threads of devastating loss and communal ties in the aftermath of profound loss – the sudden passing of Shannon's fianceé just months before their wedding – this record unfolds as the Clams' most introspective to date. With Dan Auerbach's production, the album delves deep into themes of heartache and healing, and showcases the band's trademark wry psychedelia, energetic nostalgia, and flourishes of retro beauty. It's a tribute to the power of art and community to triumph over tragedy, and a milestone in Shannon & The Clams' venerable oeuvre.

            TRACK LISTING

            CD TRACKLIST

            1. The Vow
            2. The Hourglass 
            3. Big Wheel 
            4. Oh So Close, Yet So Far 
            5. UFO
            6. What You're Missing 
            7. Real Or Magic 
            8. The Moon Is In The Wrong Place 
            9. So Lucky
            10. Dalí's Clock
            11. Bean Fields
            12. In The Grass 
            13. Golden Brown 
            14. Life Is Unfair

            VINYL TRACKLIST

            SIDE A

            1. The Vow
            2. The Hourglass 
            3. Big Wheel 
            4. Oh So Close, Yet So Far 
            5. UFO
            6. What You're Missing 
            7. Real Or Magic 

            SIDE B

            1. The Moon Is In The Wrong Place 
            2. So Lucky
            3. Dalí's Clock
            4. Bean Fields
            5. In The Grass 
            6. Golden Brown 
            7. Life Is Unfair

            Roger Waters

            The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux (RSD24 EDITION)

              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

              Released in the year of the 50th Anniversary of the original album, The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux, is Roger Waters homage to the masterpiece he created with Pink Floyd in 1973. Waters says of the album: "Dave, Rick, Nick, and I were so young when we made [the original], and when you look at the world around us, clearly the message hasn't stuck. That's why I started to consider what the wisdom of an 80 year old could bring to a reimagined version".

              This is a limited edition 1LP picture disc of the album that will be individually numbered in a die-cut sleeve. Limited to 3000 copies worldwide.

              Pink Floyd

              The Dark Side Of The Moon - Collector's Edition UV Vinyl Picture Disc

                As part of the 50th Anniversary 2023 remaster campaign, Pink Floyd will release a Collector’s Edition of The Dark Side Of The Moon on crystal clear vinyl. This will be a 2 x 180g single sided LP set, featuring UV artwork print on the non-groove sides.

                This new edition of the album will feature the prism spectrum seen through the playable side of the vinyl whilst maintaining the best quality sound that fans will expect. It will be packaged in a slip cased gatefold sleeve, with an exclusive poster.

                This is the first time that Pink Floyd has used this pioneering UV printing process for a picture disc. The images are printed with a high end UV printer, using UV-Led light to dry the permanent ink on the sides without audio on which the image is printed. This combination of one-sided audio and the UV print (on the side without audio) combines the best of both worlds: perfect audio and a beautiful image to enjoy.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Speak To Me
                2. Breathe (In The Air)
                3.On The Run
                4. Time
                5. The Great Gig In The Sky
                6. Money
                7. Us And Them
                8. Any Colour You Like
                9. Brain Damage
                10. Eclipse

                Original Cast Of Standing At The Sky's Edge

                Standing At The Sky's Edge: A New Musical (Songs By Richard Hawley)

                  'Standing at The Sky' Edge' is the 2023 Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical - written as a love letter to Sheffield and the city's iconic Park Hill Estate, is directed by Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director, Robert Hastie and features songs by the legendary Sheffield singer-songwriter, Richard Hawley.

                  With a hilarious and gut-wrenching book by Chris Bush, 'Standing at the Sky's Edge' charts the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades, navigating universal themes of love, loss and survival. 'Standing at the Sky's Edge' is a multi-award-winning production, winning 'Best New Musical' at the 2023 Olivier Awards with Sheffield singer-songwriter, Richard Hawley and Tom Deering also winning 'Best Original Score and New Orchestrations'.

                  It was recently awarded the internationally recognised 'Made in Sheffield' accolade, the first time a theatre production has received this unique trademark. Previously it has won the 2020 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Theatre and 'Best Musical Production' at the UK Theatre Awards in 2019. First commissioned by Sheffield Theatres and Various Productions, 'Standing at the Sky's Edge' had its world premiere at the Crucible Theatre in 2019.

                  Following a hugely successful, sold-out run, it returned to the Crucible Theatre in December 2022, selling out again, before making its London premiere in the National Theatre's Olivier theatre in early 2023 where it continued to sell out and receive standing ovations.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. As The Dawn Breaks
                  2. Time Is
                  3. Naked In Pitsmoor
                  4. I'm Looking For Someone To Find Me
                  5. Tonight The Streets Are Ours
                  6. Open Your Door
                  7. My Little Treasures
                  8. Coles Corner
                  9. There's A Storm A Comin'
                  10. Standing At The Sky's Edge
                  11. Our Darkness
                  12. Midnight Train
                  13. For Your Lover Give Some Time
                  14. There's A Storm A Comin' (Reprise)
                  15. After The Rain
                  16. Don't Get Hung Up In Your Soul
                  17. Finale
                  18. As The Dawn Breaks (Reprise)

                  Presenting a collection of deep spatial gems mined from the ever impressive TK Disco vaults for your playback listening pleasure!

                  The TK Disco music empire has blessed our ears and minds with an endless stream of music since it's late 1960's inception. Countless soul and funk sides were produced, cut and released by label founder Henry Stone and his associates, in turn changing the face of contemporary black music in the USA and across the world forever. It is true that the TK story originated on America's 'Space Coast', the modern frontier of lunar exploration and galactic travel, the home of NASA and countless missions beyond the stars nestled on the East Coast of the United States.

                  'Moon Ride' - The compilation you hold in your hands, is merely one strand of the incredible music that was beamed out of Hialeah, FL over the decades. The focus on this collection is the idea of the 'cosmic' from the Disco era. These are records that emit a spacey vibe, either from their lyrical content or equally from their sonic qualities, imbibing synths and electronics to create otherworldly grooves. These records were big hits on underground music scenes such as Daniele Baldelli's cosmic movement in the 70's and 80's in Lake Garda, they were vehicles of escapism and hedonism on the discerning dancefloors of NYC in the hands of progressive DJs like David Mancuso and Nicky Siano and they were also essential building blocks in the creation of House and Techno music in the Midwestern cities of Chicago and Detroit, inspiring legendary artists such as Mr Fingers and Jeff Mills and countless others. An essential collection of music for listening, dancing, loving and travelling!


                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1. John Tropea - Livin' In The Jungle
                  A2. Universal Love - Moon Ride
                  B1. Stevo - Pay The Price
                  B2. Ish - Don't Stop
                  C1. Wanda Star Williams - Mr UFO
                  C2. King Sporty & The Root Rockers - Get On Down
                  D1. Mad Dog Fire Department - Cosmic Funk
                  D2. Fern Kinney - Groove Me

                  Air

                  Moon Safari - 25th Anniversary Edition

                    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their seminal debut, iconic French duo AIR releases a 2CD/1BLU-RAY reedition with rare and even unreleased material of their most legendary album “Moon Safari”.

                    The package includes a Spatial Atmos audio version of the original album, along with a remarkable selection of previously unreleased track versions, as well as the 1998 documentary film "Eating, Sleeping, Waiting & Playing" by acclaimed director Mike Mills in HD format. This documentary follows band members Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel during their first ever tour stops in New York, London, and Paris. AIR will accompany this release with a huge international tour throughout the whole year sold out in no time, with more than 50 dates in 18 countries across the globe.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    CD1

                    1. La Femme D'argent
                    2. Sexy Boy
                    3. All I Need (feat. Beth Hirsch)
                    4. Kelly Watch The Stars
                    5. Talisman
                    6. Remember
                    7. You Make It Easy (feat. Beth Hirsch)
                    8. Ce Matin Là
                    9. New Star In The Sky (Chanson Pour Solal)
                    10. Le Voyage De Pénélope

                    CD2
                    Bonus Disc With Approx. 10 Unreleased Tracks (live/radio Versions)

                    Blu-Ray
                    “Moon Safari” Dolby Atmos Album
                    1. La Femme D'argent
                    2. Sexy Boy
                    3. All I Need (feat. Beth Hirsch)
                    4. Kelly Watch The Stars
                    5. Talisman
                    6. Remember
                    7. You Make It Easy (feat. Beth Hirsch)
                    8. Ce Matin Là
                    9. New Star In The Sky (Chanson Pour Solal)
                    10. Le Voyage De Pénélope

                    + Official Video Clips From “Moon Safari” Album + “Eating, Sleeping, Waiting And Playing”: HD Documentary By Acclaimed Director Mike Mills

                    Coil

                    Moon's Milk - 2024 Reissue

                      First compiled as a double CD in 2002, Moon’s Milk (in Four Phases) is a suite of four EPs that Coil released seasonally via their in-house Eskaton imprint across 1998. The line-up for these sessions were John Balance, Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, Drew McDowall, and William Breeze. Recorded primarily at their home studio in Chiswick, London on the eve of a permanent relocation to the small seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare, the collection has long loomed as a pivotal and pinnacle work in the group's discography, but has never been officially reissued, or repressed on vinyl. Time has only ripened its tapestry of regal strangeness.

                      Arranged sequentially in tribute to the equinoxes and solstices, Moon's Milk captures Coil at a revelatory crossroads, leaning deeper into improvisation, spontaneity, and sound design. "Moon's Milk or Under an Unquiet Skull" initiates the proceedings on Spring Equinox, a two-part netherworld organ séance woven from vocal drones, cathedral keys, seasick strings, and opiated undertow. From there, Summer Solstice skews lighter but no less incantational, with Balance embracing his voice-as-instrument across lucid dream torch songs ("Bee Stings"), purgatorial spoken word ("Glowworms/Waveforms"), sultry chamber pieces ("Summer Substructures"), and falsetto ravings ("A Warning From The Sun (For Fritz)").

                      Autumn Equinox exudes more of a pensive and twilit mood, from the Rose McDowall-sung folk ballad "Rosa Decidua" ("I hear your voice sing near to me / I've put away the poisoned chalice (for now) / And lie down amongst the flowerbeds") to hall-of-lords hallucination "The Auto-Asphyxiating Hierophant” to the liminal string-plucked classic "Amethyst Deceivers," featuring excellent alien guitar by Breeze layered with Balance’s oft-quoted couplet: "Pay your respects to the vultures / For they are your future."

                      The album’s final chapter, Winter Solstice, is its most swooning, remote, and ceremonial. Opener "A White Rainbow" stirs strings, layered choral vocals, and shivering rhythm into an imploding burial hymn. "North" oscillates bleakly, a ghost in the machine murmuring opaque prophecy ("This black dog has no owner / This black dog has no odour"), while "Magnetic North" is its inverse, a guided meditation of gently flickering software and surreal chakra poetics ("Red rose filling the skull / Yellow cube in the lower pelvis / Silver moon crescent below the navel"). The suite fades to grey with a traditional English carol ("Christmas Is Now Drawing Near"), rendered like an executioner's song by Rose McDowall’s doomed, beautiful voice.

                      The Dais box set includes the entirety of the rare Moon's Milk Bonus Disc CD-R / 2019 Threshold Archives Copal CD, which includes three collaborations with Thighpaulsandra. This material is as rich and intoxicating as the previous four phases, ranging from electro-acoustic singing bowl rituals ("Copal") to dissonant electronic recitations of visionary Angus MacLise poetry ("The Coppice Meat") to ominous classical melancholia ("Bankside"). Once again, Coil confirm the vastness of their confounding, infinite alchemy, explored and refined across decades of experimentation – both sonic and bodily. From postindustrial to post-everything, theirs is an art untethered, in the wilds of its own design.


                      TRACK LISTING

                      LP 1 - SIDE A:
                      Moon's Milk Or Under An Unquiet
                      Skull (Part 1)
                      Moon's Milk Or Under An Unquiet
                      Skull (Part 2)
                      Bee Stings

                      LP 1 - SIDE B:
                      Glowworms / Waveforms
                      Summer Substructures
                      A Warning From The Sun (For Fritz)

                      LP 2 - SIDE C:
                      Regel
                      Rosa Decidua
                      Switches
                      The Auto-Asphyxiating Hierophant
                      Amethyst Deceivers

                      LP 2 - SIDE D:
                      A White Rainbow
                      North
                      Magnetic North
                      Christmas Is Now Drawing Near

                      LP 3 - SIDE E:
                      Copal
                      Bankside

                      LP 3 - SIDE F:
                      The Coppice Meat
                      Ü Pel (Incense Offering)

                      Ghost Funk Orchestra

                      A Trip To The Moon

                        Coming off the heels of 2022's A New Kind of Love, A Trip To The Moon sees Ghost Funk Orchestra diving even deeper in the worlds of film music, exotica, and psychedelic surf rock. The aim is to create a layered and collaged listening experience with more elements than you could possibly pick out in a single listen.

                        The guitars are fuzzy and flooded with spring reverb, and the horns are arranged in a studio big band fashion. It's full of big compositions with garage rock attitude.

                        Influences range everywhere from Eddie Palmieri and Esquivel to The Lively Ones, Dusty Springfield, and War. The tracks are tied together by real recorded transmissions from the Apollo moon missions. The concept for the album is a story about a woman stranded on earth by her cosmonaut partner, left to ponder his whereabouts and whether or not he'll make it back from the cosmos alive.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Opening
                        Eyes Of Love
                        Where To?
                        To The Moon!
                        Achluo
                        Nova
                        Helios
                        Into The Abyss
                        Again
                        A Solar Wind
                        Space Walk
                        Casadastra
                        A Rare View
                        Totality
                        Infinite Dar

                        Hannah Wicklund

                        The Prize

                          Hannah Wicklund is a 26-year-old Nashville-based, South Carolinaborn rock singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and painter, She self-released her first album which has garnered 10 million Spotify streams.

                          She is supporting Greta Van Fleet on their winter European tour and headlining her own Spring tour in 2024. Hannah recently played at the Eric Clapton Crossroads Festival on the emerging artist stage.

                          Her new album, The Prize, will be released via Flatiron Recordings.

                          “It’s testament to Hannah Wicklund’s career trajectory that she has corralled half of Greta Van Fleet for this second album. Yet their presence shouldn’t overshadow a de facto one-woman show, with her tearing wah-wah riffs on Witness, pounding piano on the title track, and always leading with a voice that is instantly under your skin. She’s a special talent, rising fast.” 9/10 stars - Classic Rock Magazine

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. Hell In The Hallway
                          2. Witness
                          3. Hide And Seek
                          4. Lost Love
                          5. Songbird Sing
                          6. The Prize
                          7. Can’t Get Enough
                          8. Intervention
                          9. Dark Passenger
                          10. Sun To Sun

                          The Big Moon

                          Here Is Everything - Deluxe Edition

                            The Big Moon are excited to announce the deluxe edition of their third album Here Is Everything. The album features remixes from Marika Hackman and Art School Girlfriend, brand new tracks ‘Summer Still Comes’ and ‘Round Forever’ (which sees bassist Celia Archer on lead-vocals duty for the first time), as well as some exclusive live versions of album tracks.

                            Celia Archer on ‘Round Forever’ –
                            "Round Forever is about all the time and energy we spend trying to understand ourselves and other people so that we can properly communicate and what a gift that can be. It’s also about how sometimes that’s all a total waste of time and you need to stop working and overthinking and let it go!"

                            Following a storming summer of festivals, including a packed slot at Glastonbury in June, The Big Moon recently announced a run of UK + EU shows for December this year. The tour kicks off in Genk on 5th December, taking in Paris, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and Oxford, finishing up at London’s Union Chapel for a very special stripped-back performance on 18th December. Tickets are on sale now.

                            Here is Everything focuses on motherhood, with lead vocalist Jules Jackson giving birth during its inception. The rest of the band doubled-down in the studio, taking Jules’ embryonic song frameworks and stepping forward as one, revelling in an innate, giddy togetherness and with a clutch of genuinely fantastic tunes.

                            Here Is Everything was mostly self-produced, with the expert guidance and expertise of co-producers CECIL (Self Esteem, Jehnny Beth, PJ Harvey) and the Grammy Award winning producer Ben Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Deer Hunter, and the producer of Walking Like We Do).


                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. 2 Lines
                            2. Wide Eyes
                            3. Daydreaming
                            4. This Love
                            5. Suckerpunch
                            6. My Very Best
                            7. Ladye Bay
                            8. Trouble
                            9. High And Low
                            10. Magic
                            11. Satellites

                            BONUS TRACKS

                            1. Summer Still Comes
                            2. Round Forever
                            3. 2 Lines (Live At The HAC Bow)
                            4. This Love (Live At The HAC Bow)
                            5. Satellites (Live At The HAC Bow)
                            6. Suckerpunch (Marika Hackman Remix)
                            7. Trouble (Art School Girlfriend Remix)

                            Kurt Vile

                            Back To Moon Beach

                              Back to Moon Beach (Verve Records) is an EP by no one’s definition but Kurt Vile’s. For Kurt, this collection is an expression of just how deep his well of non-album material runs.

                              The vinyl edition includes six tracks culled from various sessions over the last four years, representing a wide swath of the inspirational musical community Kurt surrounds himself with.

                              “[Kurt Vile is] the beloved and reliable purveyor of a hazy, zoned-out, weirdo brand of classicist rock.” - Stereogum.

                              “Vile remains our era’s great inheritor of the Neil Young/Meat Puppets/Dinosaur Jr. tradition of bending chords, spooling out hypnotic solos, and chilling with your demons until they start feeling like drinking buddies.” - Rolling Stone.

                              “Loose, sprawling, and filled with spacey but intimate jams that couple drum machines, smoke-curled guitars, and off the cuff vocals, [(watch my moves)] feels like being invited into Vile’s head to sit down and hang out a spell.” - Aquarium Drunkard.

                              “Vile’s sprawling new album captures the magic, loss and wonderment of being alive.” - AV Club



                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Barry says: Is it an EP? Is it'nt? It really doesn't matter, it's classic Vile, lagging instrumental groove and slow guitar twangs below KV's stoned drawl. Rich, melodic and heartfelt.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              CD (9 Tracks)
                              1. Another Good Year For The Roses (5:34)
                              2. Touched Somethin (caught A Virus) (6:31)
                              3. Back To Moon Beach (8:15)
                              4. Like A Wounded Bird Trying To Fly (5:29)
                              5. Blues Come For Some (5:09)
                              6. Tom Petty’s Gone (but Tell Him I Asked For Him) (8:15)
                              7. Must Be Santa (5:12)
                              8. Passenger Side (3:10)
                              9. Cool Water (Single Mix) (4:29)

                              VINYL (6 Tracks)
                              Side A:
                              1. Another Good Year For The Roses (5:34)
                              2. Touched Somethin (caught A Virus) (6:31)
                              3. Back To Moon Beach (8:15)
                              Side B:
                              1. Like A Wounded Bird Trying To Fly (5:29)
                              2. Blues Come For Some (5:09)
                              3. Tom Petty’s Gone (but Tell Him I Asked For Him) (8:15)

                              Dave Matthews Band

                              Walk Around The Moon

                                Dave Matthews Band’s first album in four years, largely written throughout the pandemic, is as much a reflection on the current times as an urge to find common ground. The twelve-track album was recorded with producer Rob Evans in studios throughout Seattle, Charlottesville, and Los Angeles. “Monsters” was produced by longtime collaborator John Alagia. “'Walk Around The Moon' touches on my children, the futility of our struggles as a human race, gun violence, love, modern political discourse, gratitude.” - Dave Matthews

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. Walk Around The Moon
                                2. Madman’s Eyes
                                3. Looking For A Vein
                                4. The Ocean And The Butterfly
                                5. It Could Happen
                                6. Something To Tell My Baby
                                7. After Everything
                                8. All You Wanted Was Tomorrow
                                9. The Only Thing
                                10. Break Free
                                11. Monsters
                                12. Singing From The Windows

                                Johnny Flynn & Robert Macfarlane

                                The Moon Also Rises

                                  Johnny Flynn’s sixth album, and the second co-written with his friend Robert Macfarlane gathers songs that Johnny and Robert have written together since finishing their first joint album, Lost In The Cedar Wood (2021). At its heart are the oldest themes of all: death and renewal, darkness and light. The first five tracks are songs of burial, shadows and memory, while the final four are songs of awakening, light and love. The album turns around a central song, ‘The Sun Also Rises’, which stands with a foot in both dark and light.

                                  Fuses poetry, story, landscape, history, nature and myth into a series of rich, strange songlines that criss-cross time and place, joining winter to spring, ancient to present and birth to death. As the Sun sets, so the Moon rises as its echo; as one light dies, another, altogether different light is born.

                                  Partly recorded in an old Methodist chapel –now the home of Johnny and Rob’s friends, Cosmo and Flora Sheldrake.

                                  Produced by Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Marika Hackman).

                                  BIOG
                                  Johnny Flynn is a singer, composer, musician and actor. His musical releases to date include the studio albums A Larum (2008), Been Listening (2010), Country Mile (2013), Sillion (2017) and Lost In The Cedar Wood (2021). He has released two full live albums, Live in Washington DC (2014) and Live at the Roundhouse (2018) and various EPs and soundtracks. As well as touring the world with his band, Johnny regularly composes music for film, TV and theatre –– including work for period instruments at the Globe Theatre. Johnny’s recent acting projects include Hangmen and True West (for which he also composed the music) on stage and Emma, Beast and The Dig on film. He is currently appearing as Richard Burton in Jack Thorne’s sell-out play The Motive and the Cue, directed by Sam Mendes.

                                  Robert Macfarlane is a writer of books about nature, people, place and landscape including Underland (2019), Landmarks (2015), The Old Ways (2012) and, with Jackie Morris, The Lost Words (2017) and The Lost Spells (2020). He also writes films (inc. Mountain and River, both starring Willem Dafoe), operas, plays and screenplays, and collaborates widely, including with artist Stanley Donwood, and musicians Cosmo Sheldrake, Jocelyn Pook and Karine Polwart. His work has been widely adapted for film, stage, television, radio, dance, music and performance, and his books have been published in more than thirty languages. In 2023 he was awarded the inaugural Weston International Award for Non-Fiction.


                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Barry says: A rousing collection of songs from the neo-folk troubador Johnny Flynn (whose Detectorists theme is forever etched in my brain) and frequent collaboration partner Robert Macfarlane. It's a warming, bucolic selection that's every bit as beautiful as 2021's stunning 'Lost In The Cedar Wood'.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Side A
                                  1. Uncanny Valley
                                  2. Song With No Name
                                  3. Burial Blessing
                                  4. No Matter The Weight
                                  5. Coins For The Eyes
                                  Side B
                                  6. The Sun Also Rises
                                  7. The Wild Hunt
                                  8. Through The Misty With You
                                  9. Year-Long Winter
                                  10. River, Mountain And Love

                                  Stanley Brinks

                                  Good Moon

                                    The good moon comes after the full moon, when everything comes down and you can finally get some work done - be it building a house, or a boat, or recording an album). It's the most achieved album Stanley Brinks ever made. Stanley Brinks is renowned for his unique anti-folk style: both playful and suggestive, insightful and entertaining. Brinks was born in Paris, France, in 1973. He studied a bit of biology and worked as a nurse for a while. Half Swedish, half Moroccan, strongly inclined to travel the world, he soon began spending most of his life on the road and developed a strong relationship with New York. By the late 90s he’d become a full time singer-songwriter – André Herman Düne – as part of three piece indie-rock band, Herman Düne alongside his brother, David-Ivar. Several albums and Peel sessions later and after a decade of touring Europe, mostly with American songwriters such as Jeffrey Lewis, Calvin Johnson and early Arcade Fire he settled in Berlin. The early carnival music of Trinidad became a passion, and in the early 21st century he became the unquestioned master of European calypso, changing his name to Stanley Brinks. Under this moniker he has recorded well in excess of 100 albums, collaborated with the New York Antifolk scene on numerous occasions, recorded and toured with traditional Norwegian musicians, and played a lot with The Wave Pictures.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    If I Can Bring It To My Lips
                                    This Is The Day
                                    Always The Same
                                    Take It To The Street
                                    Last Bar
                                    Good Moon
                                    I Didn’t Come Here To Love You
                                    Dead Bug
                                    Cold Noise
                                    No Trouble
                                    Don’t Go
                                    So Easy
                                    Out Of Nowhere

                                    Pink Floyd

                                    The Dark Side Of The Moon - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                      Pink Floyd announced the upcoming stand-alone release of the newly remastered ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ on CD, LP and Blu-ray. These versions will be released on October 13th.

                                      First released as part of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ 50th Anniversary Box Set, this is the first time that the new mix of the classic album will be available on its own in physical formats. The Blu-ray contains the Dolby Atmos mix, a 5.1 Surround mix and the remastered Stereo mix. The package comes with commemorative postcards, stickers and a 24-page booklet.

                                      Originally released in 1973 and becoming one of the most iconic and influential albums ever, Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ continues to find new audiences globally. The famous sleeve, which depicts a prism spectrum, was designed by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis and drawn by George Hardie. ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ has sold over 50 million copies worldwide.

                                      Roger Waters

                                      The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux

                                        To celebrate the 50th Anniversary year of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, Roger Waters releases his homage to the original, ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux’

                                        Waters says ‘when we recorded the stripped down songs for the Lockdown Sessions, the 50th anniversary of the release of The Dark Side Of The Moon was looming on the horizon. It occurred to to me that The Dark Side Of The Moon could well be a suitable candidate for a similar re-working, partly as a tribute to the original work, but also to re-address the political and emotional message of the whole album. I discussed it with Gus and Sean, and when we’d stopped giggling and shouting ‘You must be ****ing mad’ at one another we decided to take it on. It’s turned out really great and I’m excited for everyone to hear it. It’s not a replacement for the original which, obviously, is irreplaceable. But it is a way for the seventy nine year old man to look back across the intervening fifty years into the eyes of the twenty nine year old and say, to quote a poem of mine about my Father, “We did our best, we kept his trust, our Dad would have been proud of us”. And also it is a way for me to honor a recording that Nick and Rick and Dave and I have every right to be very proud of.’

                                        As founding member, lyricist, and principal composer of Pink Floyd during the band’s most influential and creative period, Roger Waters has achieved global success and global renown.

                                        Waters co-founded Pink Floyd in the mid-1960s. Under Waters’ guidance, Pink Floyd made a series of best-selling albums during the 1970s, of which the most successful and iconic were The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall. Roger Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985 and is now one of the most successful solo artists in the world.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Speak To Me
                                        2. Breathe
                                        3. On The Run
                                        4. Time
                                        5. Great Gig In The Sky
                                        6. Money
                                        7. Us And Them
                                        8. Any Colour You Like
                                        9. Brain Damage
                                        10. Eclipse

                                        Television

                                        Marquee Moon - 2023 Reissue

                                          Marquee Moon is the debut album by American rock band Television. It was released on February 8, 1977, by Elektra Records. In the years leading up to the album, Television had become a prominent act on the New York music scene and generated interest from a number of record labels, eventually signing a record deal with Elektra. The group rehearsed extensively in preparation for Marquee Moon before recording it at A & R Recording in September 1976. It was produced by the band's frontman Tom Verlaine and sound engineer Andy Johns.

                                          Half Moon Run

                                          Salt

                                            A mythic tone always accompanies the subject of Half Moon Run’s genesis. The musical chemistry of Devon Portielje, Conner Molander, and Dylan Phillips is a continued source of wonder, even to the band, and even now - a decorous decade on. Half Moon Run’s collaborative power has remained constant and unsuppressed and their new album Salt sees them revisiting the site of their bond’s first forging, bringing visions to light that’ve been there in waiting since the beginning.

                                            “While making this record, it felt as if we were boiling down a huge cauldron of musical ideas, trying to reduce it to something elemental,” Molander explains in examination of the album’s title. “And what we were left with was Salt.”


                                            Pharoah Sanders

                                            Moon Child - 2023 Reissue

                                              To celebrate the 45th anniversary of iconic Dutch jazz label Timeless Records, Music On Vinyl is releasing a series that features albums that are part of the Timeless Records legacy. Part of this series is Pharoah Sanders' Moon Child from 1990, which bookended a decade of musical soul searching for Sanders. The acclaimed free jazz player is known to have a raw and abrasive sound, but reinvented himself on this album as a more traditional improviser capable of thoughtful deliberations. Moon Child is a grand old time throughout, and Sanders has never been more eminently sing-along-able as he is on its title track. The record was co-written with Horace Silver, George Gershwin and Abdullah Ibrahim and recorded with William Henderson, Stafford James, Eddie Moore and Cheikh Tidiane Fall.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Side A
                                              1. Moon Child
                                              2. Moon Rays
                                              3. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

                                              Side B
                                              1. All Or Nothing At All
                                              2. Soon
                                              3. Moniebah

                                              Mort Garson

                                              Journey To The Moon And Beyond

                                                When Sacred Bones first began their Mort Garson reissue project in 2019 with a proper reissue of Plantasia, the Garson-naissance began in earnest. Soon after, you could hear Mort Garson and his Moogs bubbling up on TV shows, documentaries, podcasts, hip-hop tracks, or anywhere else, the man a cultural phenomenon once more. Like a perennial that returns with each new spring, the Mort Garson archives have brought to bear yet another awe-inspiring bloom. Journey to the Moon and Beyond finds even more new facets to the man’s sound. There’s the soundtrack to the 1974 blaxploitation film Black Eye (starring Fred Williamson) alongside some newly unearthed music for advertising. Just as regal is “Zoos of the World,” where Garson soundtracks the wild, preening, slum- bering animals from a 1970 National Geographic special of the same name. The mind reels at just what project would have yielded a scintillating title like“Western Dragon,” but these three selections were found on tapes in the archive with no further information.

                                                The crown jewel of the set is no doubt Garson’s soundtrack to the live broadcast of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, as first heard on CBS News. That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for Moogkind. But for decades, this audio was presumed lost, the only trace of it appearing to be from an old YouTube clip. Thankfully, diligent audio archivist Andy Zax came across a copy of the master tape while going through the massive Rod McKuen archive. So now we get to hear it in all its glory. Across six minutes, Garson conjures broad fantasias, whirring mooncraft sounds, zero-gravity squelches, and twinkling études. It showcases Mort’s many moods: sweet, exploratory, whimsical, a little bit corny, weaving it all together in a glorious whole.

                                                Maybe at the time it scanned as crass and opportunistic for Garson to apply his keyboards to subjects like astrological signs, the occult, hippiedom, houseplants, or the moon landing. But more than most other electronic music pioneers of his ilk, Garson foresaw the integration of such electronics into our daily lives, how they would allow us to engage with the world.


                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1 Zoos Of The World
                                                2 The Big Game Hunters See The Cheetah
                                                3 Western Dragon (Pt 3)
                                                4 Western Dragon (Pt 2)
                                                5 Moon Journey
                                                6 Music For Advertising #6
                                                7 Black Eye (Main Theme)
                                                8 Western Dragon (Pt 1)
                                                9 Music For Advertising #7
                                                10 Captain DJ Disco UFO (Pt II)
                                                11 Three TV IDs
                                                12 Music For Advertising #8
                                                13 Love Is A Garden
                                                14 The D-Bee's Cat Boogie
                                                15 Black Eye (End Credits)

                                                Calm

                                                Quiet Music Under The Moon Sampler

                                                Limited edition sampler from Japanese producer CALM. These two tracks have been taken from the Japan only Music Conception release 'Quiet Music Under The Moon' that came out early 2023 . Featuring his signature ambient musical meditations. Mukatsuku has worked with Calm several times over the years releasing music on Exceptional Records plus compilations on Fuego (Moshi Moshi) & Kriztal (Sakura Aural Bliss) but this is the first time to release his output on Mukatsuku. Limited to 400 only hand-numbered copies.


                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. Moon Shower
                                                2. Oyasumi, Ohayo

                                                They Watch Us From The Moon

                                                Chronicle: Act 1, The Ascension

                                                  New Heavy Sounds has had its radar pointing at the stars for quite a while now. MWWB (Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard) was our first contact with the dream side of the cosmic. Now we prepare to welcome the second. Hailing from Kansas, They Watch Us From The Moon have landed to present their first magnum opus ‘Cosmic Chronicles: Act 1, The Ascension’ A band with riffs as heavy as Osmium and melodic lead guitar lines (think Gilmour meets Buck Dharma) as strong as spider's silk, it’s a wonder they managed to escape the atmosphere. Perhaps it’s because the sublime vocals of TWUFTM's twin 'Space Angels' Luna Nemesis and Nova 10101001 guide you beautifully through the clouds. In fact their vocals are a total highlight throughout and lift this record far above any genre pigeonholing. TWUFTM are also a band that has a concept behind the groove. Sci-fi space opera, a love for Bowie and Queen, brought to the fore visually, in their mashing of comic book narratives and Funkadelic style alter ego’s. TWUFTM are truly an immersive experience on every level. As to the music … the colossal weight of riffs on this first-contact missive are made so gloriously enjoyable by memorable hooks, honed repetition and and an agile rhythm section that can make each one of their (sometimes 10 minute) stargaze rides feel like an epic odyssey. Fellow space travellers Hawkwind and Pink Floyd, and even Spacemen 3, have been in similar orbits before, but never this heavy. Now, alongside a trajectory charted by Monster Magnet and maintained by The Sword, Ufomammut, White Hills and Witch Mountain .... TWUFTM don't just breathe new life into cosmic tones, they take it to a different level. ‘Cosmic Chronicles: Act 1, The Ascension’ is space opera for Heavy Psych Doommers and Shoegazers alike. This is something new within Heavy Psychedelics, in fact it’s something new anywhere. The epic single 'Return to Earth' last December, following their 'Moon Doom' EP, had the scene talking, and the few album snippets that have been secretly disseminated, has created much anticipation. "A phenomenal blending of doom, psych and spacious rock'n'roll that is as heavy as it is accessible” Desert Psychlist. Cosmic Chronicles contains 5 immense tracks chock full of weight and brimming with melody. ‘On The Fields Of The Moon’ is like fresh oxygen in bright sunlight - chiming lead guitars and angelic twin vocals (almost like Fleetwood Mac … imagine that) melodies draw you in like gravity itself. Complete with a space-bound chorus and a ripping guitar only 250 seconds into our flight. It sets the tone perfectly. 'Space Angel' is literally that. The band's angel’s Luna and Nova are simply mesmerising, weaving through the heaviest of space-kraut riff grooves. With 'MOAB', the mood is darkening. 'Days of destruction, days of disease' - a warning for our times - the pace has slowed, it’s black and doom laden, yet our vocal angels still give us reason for optimism. And there, fellow travellers, we suggest that you take a moment to take in what you’ve just heard, and imbibe whatever is your drug of choice before tackling the final two ten minute space flights. 'Creeper AD' is a psychedelic trip to lose yourself in. Shifting chord progressions, cool guitar breaks and again, those vocal harmonies, entwined and bewitching. 'Return To Earth' does just that, and is pretty much the summation of what we have experienced. An epic, gorgeous space symphony.

                                                  TWUFTM are: Luna Nemesis - Lead Vocals / The General Shane Thirteen - Guitar and Vocals / Adryon Prahktaur- Drums / Zakkatron- Bass / R. Benjamin Black- Lead Guitar and Vocals / Nova 10101001- Vocals.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  On The Fields Of The Moon
                                                  Space Angel
                                                  Mother Of All Bastards
                                                  Creeper A.d.
                                                  Return To Earth

                                                  Pink Floyd

                                                  The Dark Side Of The Moon - 50th Anniversary

                                                    One of the most iconic and influential albums ever, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon celebrates its 50th Anniversary. The album was partly developed during live performances, and the band premiered an early version of the suite at London’s Rainbow Theatre several months before recording began. ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ is the eighth studio album by Pink Floyd, originally released in March 1973. The new material was recorded in 1972 and 1973 at EMI Studios (now Abbey Road Studios) in London. The iconic sleeve, which depicts a prism spectrum, was designed by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis and drawn by George Hardie. ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ has sold over 50 million copies worldwide. The new deluxe box set includes CD and gatefold vinyl of the newly remastered studio album and Blu-Ray + DVD audio featuring the original 5.1 mix and remastered stereo versions. The set also includes additional new Blu-ray disc of Atmos mix plus CD and LP of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon - Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974’.

                                                    The Box Includes:

                                                    CD1 – THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (50th Anniversary) [2023 Master]
                                                    Remastered by James Guthrie
                                                    in gatefold sleeve with 12-page booklet

                                                    CD2 – THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
                                                    LIVE AT WEMBLEY EMPIRE POOL, LONDON, 1974
                                                    Mixed by Andy Jackson
                                                    in gatefold sleeve with 12-page booklet. Cover design by Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon/StormStudios. Original 1973 line drawn cover artwork by George Hardie

                                                    LP1 – THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (50th Anniversary) 2023 Remaster
                                                    Remastered original studio album
                                                    180G Heavyweight 1LP in gatefold sleeve, with original posters and stickers

                                                    LP2 – THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
                                                    LIVE AT WEMBLEY EMPIRE POOL, LONDON, 1974 (2023 Master)
                                                    180G Heavyweight 1LP in gatefold, with 2 posters featuring design by Ian Emes and Gerald Scarfe. Cover design by Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon/StormStudios. Original 1973 line drawn cover artwork by George Hardie

                                                    BLU-RAY 1 (AUDIO)
                                                    Original album 5.1 and high-resolution remastered stereo mixes,
                                                    1. 5.1 Surround Mix – 24bit/96kHz Uncompressed
                                                    2. Stereo Mix – 24bit/192kHz Uncompressed
                                                    3. 5.1 Surround Mix – dts-HD MA
                                                    4. Stereo Mix – dts-HD MA

                                                    BLU-RAY 2 (AUDIO)
                                                    Original newly remastered album Atmos and high-resolution stereo mixes,
                                                    1. Dolby Atmos Mix
                                                    2. Stereo Mix – 24-bit/192kHz Uncompressed
                                                    3. Stereo Mix – dts-HD MA

                                                    DVD (AUDIO)
                                                    Original album 5.1 and remastered stereo mixes,
                                                    1. 5.1 Surround Mix – Dolby Digital @448 kbps
                                                    2. 5.1 Surround Mix – Dolby Digital @640 kbps
                                                    3. Stereo Mix (LPCM) – 24-bit/48 kHz Uncompressed

                                                    160-PAGE THAMES & HUDSON HARDCOVER BOOK
                                                    with rare black and white photographs from the 1973 – 1974 tours of the UK and the USA taken by Jill Furmanovsky, Peter Christopherson, Aubrey Powell, Storm Thorgerson

                                                    76-PAGE MUSIC BOOK
                                                    Complete songbook of original album

                                                    REPLICAS OF 2×7” SINGLES
                                                    7" Single 1 Money/Any Colour You Like
                                                    7" Single 2 Us and Them/Time

                                                    Plus replica of pamphlet and invitation to the preview of The Dark Side of The Moon at the London Planetarium on 27th February 1973


                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. Speak To Me
                                                    2. Breathe (In The Air)
                                                    3. On The Run
                                                    4. Time
                                                    5. The Great Gig In The Sky
                                                    6. Money
                                                    7. Us And Them
                                                    8. Any Colour You Like
                                                    9. Brain Damage
                                                    10. Eclipse

                                                    Pink Floyd

                                                    The Dark Side Of The Moon - Live At Wembley (2023 Remaster)

                                                      The Dark Side Of The Moon - Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974. Cover design by Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon/Storm Studios. Featuring original 1973 line drawn cover artwork by George Hardie.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Sie One:

                                                      Speak To Me
                                                      Breathe (In The Air)
                                                      On The Run
                                                      Time
                                                      The Great Gig In The Sky

                                                      Side Two:

                                                      Money
                                                      Us And Them
                                                      Any Colour You Like
                                                      Brain Damage
                                                      Eclipse

                                                      Grant Lee Buffalo

                                                      Mighty Joe Moon - 2023 Reissue

                                                        Originally released in 1994, Mighty Joe Moon is the second release from Grant Lee Buffalo Appearing in the midst of the grunge movement, the trio took raw emotion and embraced it with just as much abrasion but toned it down into a more singer/ songwriter tone, thanks to Grant Lee Phillips' mix of glaring guitars and hushed vocals, that was unlike anything else at the time. With a nod to its predecessor, it is a more complex affair drawing in the listener on a more personal level. The fre burning in him, Phillips blazes through the themes of politics, love, the human spirit, and ends the album with a very chilling take on his own version of the old hymn Rock of Ages.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        Lone Star Song
                                                        Mockingbirds
                                                        It's The Life
                                                        Sing Along
                                                        Mighty Joe Moon
                                                        Demon Called Deception
                                                        Lady Godiva And Me
                                                        Drag
                                                        Last Days Of Tecumseh
                                                        Happiness
                                                        Honey Don't Think
                                                        Side By Side
                                                        Rock Of Ages

                                                        Visors & Moon King

                                                        Turning (Inside Out) B/W Out Of Control

                                                          'Turning (Inside Out)' is the new 12" dance single from Arbutus Records, a collaboration between Canadian synthpop artist Moon King and Baltimore production team Visors, with added vocals from fellow Bmore rapper DDM and, in a surprising turn of events, saxophone from the Neptunes' Chad Hugo, under his St Charles alias.

                                                          The 'pandemic-era online collab' has given us some strange and unlikely gems, of which this record is certainly one - a mesmerizing mid-tempo groove with Moon King and DDM's call and response vocals floating above, culminating in a catchy chorus: 'feels like turning inside out, when I need you there, you're not around'.


                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          A1. Turning (Inside Out)
                                                          A2. Turning (Inside Out) (instrumental)
                                                          B1. Out Of Control
                                                          B2. Out Of Control (instrumental)

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          A Tribute To Ryuichi Sakamoto: To The Moon And Back

                                                            Milan Records release this tribute to legendary Japanese composer, artist, producer & environmental activist Ryuichi Sakamoto. A 13 song collection of songs from Sakamoto's vast catalogue, newly reworked & remodelled by contemporary artists & collaborators, including David Sylvian, Thundercat, Devonte Hynes, Hildur Guonadottir, Cornelius, Alva Noto, Liam Giong & more... 

                                                            ill Records are proud to present the latest project from HART. The Sheffield-bred, Bangor-based producer continues her run of releases, following on from the Little Black Book EP, which emerged in 2020.

                                                            While Moon Jazz follows in similar footsteps to its predecessor, this latest offering is a more jazz focused affair. The album explores the point where the contemporary and the classic coalesce, as vaguely obscure vocal samples, wandering basslines and woozy horns, blend with electronic elements and hip hop-tinted drum patterns.

                                                            HART's aim for the album was to examine the relationships between people, art, feelings and moods, which she achieved through experimentation within the jazz realm and the formation of a storyboard of samples.

                                                            As much as the album is grounded in the worlds of jazz and hip hop, there is still a rich variation of sound that cuts across the entire listening experience. From the short burst of undiluted jazz strains on the intro and the looming bass / pitched down vocal amalgamation on Struttin', to the multi-layered beauty of Vocabulary and the obscenely laid-back vibe of Cruisin, this is an album that showcases the full breadth of HART's dexterity behind the boards.

                                                            And while the trend in 20-minute albums and minute-long tracks continues unabated in hip hop, here we find a call back to the sprawling soundscapes of years past. At 13 tracks deep, with some of those running beyond the four-minute mark, this is a project that sits firmly outside traditional beat tape territory and affirms its status as a full-bodied work of art.

                                                            Five singles off Moon Jazz have already been released into the world, music videos for which you can find below, and all created by HART herself. The album is now available to own on vinyl, and will be released digitally 30/10

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Moon Jazz Intro
                                                            2. Struttin
                                                            3. Scotch N Carrot
                                                            4. Key Tickler
                                                            5. 504
                                                            6. Vocabulary
                                                            7. Sugar Tea Time
                                                            8. Off On
                                                            9. Nature's Rhythm Interlude
                                                            10. Cruisin
                                                            11. Tone Fidelity
                                                            12. Jazzman
                                                            13. Elevate
                                                            14. Memory Ft Violentlyill
                                                            15. Moon Jazz Outro

                                                            Lomond Campbell

                                                            Under This Hunger Moon We Fell

                                                              ‘Under This Hunger Moon We Fell’ is the new album from the uniquely talented, multi-instrumental artificer Lomond Campbell, the third and final instalment of his experiments using tape loops at the heart of his music making process.

                                                              The album ranges from soft, delicate atmospheric musings such as ‘Bastard Wing’ and ‘Leave Only Love Behind’ to the dark electronics of ‘And They Are Afraid Of Her’ and ‘Phonon For No One’, which Campbell describes as “akin to a massive machine starting up, like a huge sinister power mobilising”. During its gloomier moments, ‘Under This Hunger Moon We Fell’ buries tonally ambiguous ambience underneath hazy, distorted textures created via the gradual degradation of the tape. It creates a dream-like backdrop with a moody undertone created by deep basslines and hulking percussive elements, blended with orchestral sounds that add an air of humanity.

                                                              “Visual beauty, tactility and mesmeric kinetics are just as important to his creations as the sounds their movements facilitate” Electronic Sound

                                                              “He’s a bit of a genius I think. Based up in the highlands, maker of machines, music and art” Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6Music)

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Bastard Wing
                                                              Phonon For No One
                                                              Sister Rena
                                                              The Mountain And The Pendulum
                                                              Under This Hunger Moon We Fell
                                                              Leave Only Love Behind
                                                              And They Are Afraid Of Her
                                                              For The Uncarved
                                                              Even Songbirds Suffer
                                                              Alters

                                                              Spoon

                                                              Lucifer On The Moon

                                                                Lucifer on the Moon is the anti-gravity companion to Spoon’s Lucifer on the Sofa. A top-to-bottom rework of the Austin band's tenth album, it was created by On-U Sound founder and UK dub icon, Adrian Sherwood.

                                                                Moon first took shape as a few heady remixes for the singles from Lucifer on the Sofa. Frontman Britt Daniel offered Sherwood two suggestions: “Avoid things that would not be possible on tape” and “Add whatever you want to add, the less modern the better.” The collaboration shouldn't come as a surprise: dub-inspired production is wound through Spoon’s classic tracks, from "Finer Feelings" to "Inside Out." Sherwood is a proven collaborator whose resume includes partnerships with seminal artists like The Fall, Jah Wobble, and Mark Stewart. The initial results pleased both parties and Sherwood was invited to work on additional songs. And then a few more. “I got into the melody and the thoughts it evoked in me,” the producer explains. “It just evolved and we eventually found ourselves with a whole album.”

                                                                Moon flips Lucifer on the Sofa’s rhythm tracks inside-out, and often rebuilds them wholesale. Sherwood supplied extensive additional instrumentation via On-U’s extended family of session players, including bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Keith LeBlanc (both of whom performed in Sugarhill Records’ early ’80s in-house rhythm section). He dug deep into the album’s multi-tracks, surfacing forgotten details and elements not present in the final album mixes.

                                                                The result airlifts Spoon’s trademark melodies into lush alien terrain, replete with vibrant echo and rumbling low-end. “It wasn’t just a thing where you pick apart this and that and you stay on the grid and you add a delay,” explains Daniel. “He added so much more instrumentation to the tracks that they became completely different versions of the songs. Not just remixes, but companion pieces. A ‘Part II.’”

                                                                Released in February, Lucifer on the Sofa is Spoon’s purest rock ’n roll record to date. Texas-made, it is the first set of songs that the quintet has put to tape in its hometown of Austin in more than a decade. Written and recorded over the last two years – both in and out of lockdown – the songs mark a shift toward something louder, wilder, and more full-color. "It’s the best thing they’ve ever done,” wrote Rolling Stone. “More than exceeding their usual quotient of fire guitars, killer choruses, and crafty rock-history updates.” The band has hit the road hard this year and recently wrapped a coast-to-coast co-headline US tour with Interpol. NJ.com called Spoon’s Asbury Park performance a “70-minute foil of raw emotion and bounding humanity.”

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1.  My Babe
                                                                2.  On The Radio
                                                                3.  Held
                                                                4.  The Devile & Mister Jones
                                                                5.  Lucifer On The Sofa
                                                                6.  Astral Jacket
                                                                7.  Feels Alright
                                                                8.  Wild
                                                                9.  The Hardest Cut
                                                                10.  Satellite

                                                                Djivan Gasparyan

                                                                I Will Not Be Sad In This World / Moon Shines At Night

                                                                  2CD anthology of two classic albums - ‘I Will Not Be Sad In This World’ / ‘Moon Shines At Night’ - by the Armenian master of the duduk.

                                                                  ‘I Will Not Be Sad In This World’

                                                                  “Without doubt one of the most beautiful and soulful recordings I have ever heard” - Brian Eno

                                                                  “It sounds for all intents like music from another world” - Los Angeles Times

                                                                  A widely acknowledged classic by the undisputed master of the duduk, a traditional woodwind instrument from Armenia. A double-reed instrument of ancient origin and noted for its unique, mournful sound. Originally released in the Soviet Union in 1983, Brian Eno came across the musician during a visit to Moscow in the late 1980s and subsequently introduced the record to Western audiences via a reissue on his Opal label.

                                                                  ‘Moon Shines At Night’

                                                                  “Gasparyan’s playing produces an equal amount of sadness and sweetness in every note, every phrase, and every song. Simply graceful.” - All Music



                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  I Will Not Be Sad In This World
                                                                  A Cool Wind Is Blowing
                                                                  Brother Hunter
                                                                  Look Here , My Dear
                                                                  I Will Not Be Sad In This World
                                                                  Little Flower Garden
                                                                  Your Strong Mind
                                                                  The Ploughman
                                                                  Dle Yaman

                                                                  Moon Shines At Night
                                                                  Lovely Spring
                                                                  Sayat Nova
                                                                  7th December 1988
                                                                  Don't Make Me Cry
                                                                  You Have To Come Back To Me
                                                                  Tonight
                                                                  They Took My Love Away
                                                                  Moon Shines At Night
                                                                  Apricot Tree
                                                                  Mother Of Mine

                                                                  Takuya Kuroda

                                                                  Midnight Crisp / Fly Moon Die Soon

                                                                  Takuya Kuroda is a highly respected trumpeter and arranger born in Kobe, Japan and based in New York City. 'Midnight Crisp' is Takuya's seventh studio album, entirely self-produced and following 2020's highly acclaimed 'Fly Moon Die Soon', also released on UK label First Word (winner of the Worldwide Award's Label of the Year in 2019). Consisting of six new tracks, this once again sees Takuya displaying his unique hybrid sound, blending soulful jazz, funk, post-bop, fusion and hip hop.

                                                                  After following the footsteps of his trombonist brother playing in big bands, he relocated to New York to study jazz & contemporary music at The New School in Union Square; a course he graduated from in the mid-noughties. It was here that Takuya met vocalist José James, with whom he worked on the 'Blackmagic' and 'No Beginning No End' projects.

                                                                  Following graduation, Takuya established himself further in the NYC jazz scene, performing with the likes of Akoya Afrobeat and in recent years with DJ Premier's BADDER band. Premier said "The BADDER Band project was put together by my manager, and an agent I've known since the beginning of my Gang Starr career. He said, 'What if you put a band together that revolved around a trumpet player from Japan named Takuya Kuroda? He's got a hip-hop perspective and respect in the jazz field…"

                                                                  Takuya Kuroda is already incredibly prolific, releasing six albums in the past decade and fortifying a solid reputation in the global jazz scene. 2011 saw the release of Takuya's independently-produced debut album, 'Edge', followed by 'Bitter and High' the following year and 'Six Aces' on P-Vine in 2013. Takuya was signed to the legendary Blue Note Records in 2014 for his album 'Rising Son', as well as appearing on their 2019 cover versions project, 'Blue Note Voyage'. He released his 5th album 'Zigzagger' on Concord in 2016, which also featured Antibalas on a reimagining of the Donald Byrd classic 'Think Twice'.

                                                                  His last album was the afore-mentioned 'Fly Moon Die Soon' on First Word, which appears on the second disc here on CD for the very first time, and received plays and support from the likes of Pitchfork, Earmilk, Bandcamp Weekly, Worldwide FM, All About Jazz, Apple Music, Tidal, Stereogum, Treble, Brooklyn Vegan, FIP (France), Tony Minvielle, Jazz FM, Huey Morgan (BBC 6 Music), BBC Radio 3, Novena Carmel, KCRW and tons more DJs, tastemakers, selectors, radio stations, bloggers & magazines.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. Midnight Crisp
                                                                  2. Time Coil
                                                                  3. It's Okay
                                                                  4. Dead End Dance
                                                                  5. Old Picture
                                                                  6. Choy Soda
                                                                  7. Fade (feat. Corey King)
                                                                  8. ABC
                                                                  9. CHANGE (feat. Corey King)
                                                                  10. Do No Why
                                                                  11. Fly Moon Die Soon
                                                                  12. Moody
                                                                  13. Sweet Sticky Things
                                                                  14. Tell Me A Bedtime Story
                                                                  15. TKBK

                                                                  Djivan Gasparyan

                                                                  Moon Shines At Night - 2022 Reissue

                                                                    “Gasparyan’s playing produces an equal amount of sadness and sweetness in every note, every phrase, and every song. Simply graceful.” - All Music

                                                                    First ever vinyl edition of Djivan Gasparyan’s exquisite second album recorded in 1993, a decade after his classic debut album, ‘I Will Not Be Sad In This World’. Produced by Michael Brook.

                                                                    Single LP with printed inner includes digital download card to full album plus bonus Machinefabriek rework of the title track.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Lovely Spring
                                                                    Sayat Nova
                                                                    7th December 1988
                                                                    Don't Make Me Cry
                                                                    You Have To Come Back To Me
                                                                    Tonight
                                                                    They Took My Love Away
                                                                    Moon Shines At Night
                                                                    Apricot Tree
                                                                    Mother Of Mine

                                                                    The Big Moon

                                                                    Here Is Everything

                                                                      THEMES: Motherhood, parenthood, birth, lockdown, friendships, love.

                                                                      The last time you heard them it was welcoming the release of their dazzling second album, Walking Like We Do, back in January 2020, when life was very different to how it is now. That was a coming-of-age record, bold songs for Saturday nights and sad songs for Sunday mornings. So much has changed, continues to change, and promises to change some more. And in this world of constant change, we yearn for the familiarity of a constant. Thankfully, one constant remains the unique, jubilant, unassailable bond that sews this brilliant London band together and what that does for their music, too. Another such constant is their collective ear for melody and knack for writing smart, sharp, and infectious indie-pop knockouts.

                                                                      Like so many records landing in store and on streaming services right now, Here Is Everything was conceived during the weight and worry of lockdown in a pandemic. Worlds were turned upside down and inside out. Lives became seismically different, whilst every day a carbon copy of the last. So, whilst Covid pulled the duvet tightly up over our heads and sat on it whilst we muffle-screamed that we could not breathe, it was also the unlikely backdrop to welcoming new life. Vocalist Juliette Jackson might have started lockdown teaching fans how to play guitar on Zoom to help pay the rent (including, to her eternal bemusement, one Courtney Love), she ended it as mother to a super little human being.

                                                                      Here is Everything documents the arrival of that fragile but mighty baby in real time, and the excitement and fear felt by this fragile but mighty mother. Meanwhile, the rest of the band doubled-down in the studio, taking Jules’ embryonic song frameworks and stepping forward as one, revelling in an innate, giddy togetherness and with a clutch of genuinely fantastic tunes.

                                                                      The record is introduced today by Wide Eyes, a pure, uplifting song of collective jubilance. It sounds like a band in the form of their lives, having the time of their lives, and against all the odds. It sounds instantly like The Big Moon whilst sounding unlike any of the music that’s gone before it.

                                                                      Here Is Everything was mostly self-produced, with the expert guidance and expertise of Adam Cecil Bartlett (Self Esteem, Jehnny Beth, PJ Harvey) and the Grammy Award winning producer Ben Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Deer Hunter, and the producer of Walking Like We Do).


                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. 2 Lines
                                                                      2. Wide Eyes
                                                                      3. Daydreaming
                                                                      4. This Love
                                                                      5. Sucker Punch
                                                                      6. My Very Best
                                                                      7. Ladye Bay
                                                                      8. Trouble
                                                                      9. High & Low
                                                                      10. Magic
                                                                      11. Satellites

                                                                      A.A. Williams

                                                                      As The Moon Rests

                                                                        A.A. Williams returns with new album 'As The Moon Rests', her second album with Bella Union. It's the follow up to 2020's Forever Blue, the London-based singer-songwriter’s album debut, a brilliantly dramatic, unique and intimate walk on the dark side that fused bold and smouldering hues of post-rock and post-classical. By turns, it was glacial and volcanic, blissful and violent, through moments of disarming quiet and explosive volume, equally appealing to alt-rock and metal camps.

                                                                        “Traditionally, your second album is the worry: you don’t want to create something that people don’t like as much,” A.A. Williams contends. “But I must create music I like myself, and I’ve had more time on this record; I’ve felt more confidence and conviction. As The Moon Rests is heavier and softer, there’s more texture and weight, and a string ensemble. It’s Forever Blue times ten!”

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Hollow Heart
                                                                        2. Evaporate
                                                                        3. Murmurs
                                                                        4. Pristine
                                                                        5. Shallow Water
                                                                        6. For Nothing
                                                                        7. Golden
                                                                        8. The Echo
                                                                        9. Alone In The Deep
                                                                        10. Ruin
                                                                        11. As The Moon Rests

                                                                        Moon Duo

                                                                        Live At Levitation

                                                                          The first Austin Psych Fest was held in March 2008, and expanded to a 3 day event the following year. From there the festival quickly developed into an international destination for psychedelic rock fans, with lineups spanning the fringes of indie rock, from up-and-comers to vintage legends, and capped off with headlining performances from The Black Angels each year. The Black Angels and Levitation helped spark a movement, inspiring the creation of similar events across the globe and a burgeoning psych scene that would soon ignite. The series captures key moments in psychedelic rock history, and live music in Austin, Texas. The artists and sets showcased on Live at Levitation have been chosen from over a decade of recordings at the world-renowned event, and document key artists in the scene performing for a crowd of their peers and fans who gather at Levitation annually from all over the world.

                                                                          These recordings capture Moon Duo as they rose to prominence as one of the defining creative forces of the psychedelic rock scene, with Sanae at the helm of their signature cosmic synth boogie + mind melting guitar work from Ripley Johnson. Side A showcases the band in its original incarnation, at Austin Psych Fest 2012, the band rose as a powerful two piece filling a sonic space with a pulsating and driving wall of sound. Side B shows the bands 2014 return and growth, now as a trio joined by John Jeffrey, live drums mix’d perfectly with their distorted synth sound creating a propulsion unlike any other and very distinctly Moon Duo. Working closely with the band to ensure an authentic listening experience, this show has been mixed and mastered for vinyl.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          SIDE A
                                                                          1. Run Around
                                                                          2. Dead West
                                                                          3. Motorcycle, I Love You
                                                                          4. Set It On Fire
                                                                          SIDE B
                                                                          1. Sleepwalker
                                                                          2. I Been Gone
                                                                          3. In The Sun
                                                                          4. Goners

                                                                          Morgan Szymanski & Tommy Perman

                                                                          Music For The Moon And The Trees

                                                                          Music for the Moon and the Trees by classical guitarist Morgan Szymanski and experimental musician Tommy Perman is the result of a long-held wish that the two childhood friends would get the chance to create an album together. It's a meditative album; a gentle thing of serene beauty and quiet innovation.

                                                                          All of the sounds heard on the album were recorded in the woodland surrounding the cottage. There was a childlike sense of wonder as the duo recorded the sounds of the trees, birds, bats and an assortment of found percussion. Convolution reverbs were created by snapping twigs and pinging spruce branches. Much of the music was improvised with live single-take performances by Morgan combined with Tommy's computer generative improvisations.

                                                                          Limited edition of 300 copies pressed on12" eco-mix vinyl (each copy is unique)

                                                                          Born in Mexico City in 1979, Morgan was a scholar at the Royal College of Music in London and Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He was the first solo guitarist to be selected by the Young Classical Artist Trust and the first guitarist to be awarded a Junior Fellowship at the RCM, where he completed his Masters with distinction.

                                                                          Morgan regularly broadcasts live on TV and radio worldwide. He can often be heard on BBC Radio 3 and has recorded to critical acclaim for Sarabande Records and Signum labels.

                                                                          Tommy is an artist, designer and musician with an interest in the spaces where these three disciplines meet. He has exhibited and released lots of records. His visual work has been projected onto the Sydney Opera House and permanently installed in Edinburgh World Heritage Site historic closes and the National Museum of Scotland.

                                                                          His recent projects include Emergent Slow Arcs (2019), an audio-visual reimagining of Modern Studies' Welcome Strangers LP for Fire Records, Sing The Gloaming (2020), a collaborative project by Simon Kirby, Tommy Perman and Rob St John and Positive Interactions, an album made entirely from happy sounds sent to Tommy by 50 friends from all over the world.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. Moonrise (Luna De La Rosa)
                                                                          2. The Road To The Cottage
                                                                          3. Danza Del Fuego
                                                                          4. Canción De La Luna (Homage To Debussy)
                                                                          5. In The Pines
                                                                          6. Fibonacci Dusk
                                                                          7. Pipistrellus
                                                                          8. Dance Of The Trees
                                                                          9. Sarabande For The Souls
                                                                          10. Moonset (Pine Spectrals)
                                                                          11. Mémento (Homage To Lorca)
                                                                          12. Down By Paddy's Burn

                                                                          LIFE

                                                                          North East Coastal Town

                                                                            LIFE are anchored by their hometown; the geography, history and community has always been the inspiration behind their creativity and on their third LP, North East Coastal Town, the band pay homage to Hull and its folk. North East Coastal Town is mature; it finds the band at the height of their powers as they carve-up a wide-screen, brooding body of work that is drenched in a sense of belonging and reflection but still impressively maintains their trademark swagger and ear for pop sensibilities and guitar hooks.

                                                                            “Hull and the surrounding area runs through our DNA and has shaped us, weathered us, empowered us, embraced us and made us feel accepted.

                                                                            North East Coastal Town is our love letter to the city. The album is an ode to kinship and relationship with its musical and lyrical spine picking out themes of love, desire, beauty, horror, chaos, pride and most importantly the sense of belonging.

                                                                            Upon writing and recording this album it was important to us that this sense of belonging was also reflected in the album’s craft and therefore we used locally based studios, equipment, gear, and the community around us to establish what it means to belong in a North East Coastal Town.”

                                                                            When the pandemic gripped the world in March 2020, LIFE were in the midst of promoting their acclaimed second album – A Picture Of Good Health (Sept 2019); they had just completed an arena support tour with Kaiser Chiefs in the UK, a triumphant main stage appearance at Rockaway Beach and flown to New York for New Colossus Festival ahead of a packed SXSW and a US tour with IDLES. They scrambled home on the last plane back from New York on 17th March.

                                                                            The album was BBC 6 Music’s Album Of The Day, BBC Radio 1’s Album Of The Weekend and was one of BBC 6Music's Albums of The Year; all four singles from the album were play-listed at 6Music, and the band were nominated for two AIM Awards 2020 - Best Live Act and Best (Difficult) Second Album and they played major UK festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude, Reading Festival and many more.

                                                                            They began rebuilding with ‘Friends Without Names’ – the shapeshifting first glimpse from the album – which was added to the A-List at BBC 6Music, and was recorded in the dead of night and hums with a dark, brooding and passionate atmosphere.

                                                                            “Friends Without Names is the anchor and blueprint for our next record. In a remote part of Eastern England, close to the river Humber, we performed this track as if we were in trance; vibrating in a constant musical crescendo. Our aim was to push ourselves and harness differing time zones whilst giving in to the moments of beauty, horror, love and chaos depicted by the song’s lyrics.” (Mez Green, vocals)

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            SIDE A
                                                                            1. Friends Without Names
                                                                            2. Big Moon Lake
                                                                            3. Incomplete
                                                                            4. Almost Home
                                                                            5. Duck Egg Blue
                                                                            SIDE B
                                                                            6. Shipping Forecast
                                                                            7. Poison
                                                                            8. Self Portrait
                                                                            9. The Drug
                                                                            10. Our Love Is Growing
                                                                            11. All You Are

                                                                            Flying Moon In Space

                                                                            Zwei

                                                                              Leipzig, Germany-based experimental group Flying Moon In Space will release their second album, ‘ZWEI’, on June 24th. Due out via Fuzz Club Records and preceded by UK and EU tour dates through Spring/Summer, the latest album from the six-piece will arrive off the back of their highly-praised and sold-out self-titled debut album and a recent remix 12" that featured reworkings of tracks from the S/T album courtesy of kindred spirits Xiu Xiu, Suuns, A Place To Bury Strangers, Minami Deutsch, Camera and Warm Graves.

                                                                              Where Flying Moon In Space's debut album was an extension of their live shows, long improv performances that would last hours at a time, the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions meant they were forced to reinvent their creative approach on its follow-up. Adopting the childhood game 'Stille Post' (or 'Telephone'), the six members would each send the demos around in a circle, recording a single line or changing up the tempo, until the songs took on a life of their own.

                                                                              These demos were then taken into a studio deep in the forests of the Czech Republic and 'ZWEI' was born. "Musically it turned out to be somehow something completely new to us. As a result ZWEI has a more structured, poppy side compared to our debut, even though soundwise we opened up to more experimental layers - using synthesisers for the first time, as well as loops and field recordings of the church and surrounding forest. I guess generally you can say that the process behind this LP was manifold - testing out personal and aesthetic borders, and carrying on our idea of what Flying Moon In Space can be sonically.”

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1) Traum Für Alle
                                                                              2) Optimist
                                                                              3) This Exists
                                                                              4) Power
                                                                              5) The Day The Sun Was Made
                                                                              6) Illl Ill Ill
                                                                              7) Dissoziation
                                                                              8) Prophet 

                                                                              Höga Nord Rekords kindly welcomes Teecwa back to the label, following up his last full length-album “Beyond the Altai” with “Elysian on Moon Lake”. He is still exploring the intersections between house, electro, techno and dub and once again he manages to harness the analogue electronics in his machines to produce modern psychedelia.

                                                                              “Elysian On Moon Lake” is rawer, less airy and not as sparkling as his last album. This is a tighter, and slightly darker experience than Teecwa’s previous work, maybe caused by being in quarantine for extensive time during production, letting some of the dreaminess aside for the harsher reality in a pandemic world. Still, you get a mind-altering experience in a lot of tracks since the album starts off in a lighter tone than how it later develops. Switching from the A to the B-side works as a rite of passage going from dusk to night; the sun rays through the blinders are replaced by neon light dancing on the walls and ceiling.

                                                                              Regarding the dramaturgy of “Elysian On Moon Lake”, this album has movielike qualities; a well-directed piece from the opening impact and setup through the confrontational part where intensity builds up to the climax in “Hythmdoser” to the cooling down effect of the peaceful closer “Celestial Trails”. The trip eventually ends up in a safe and happy place after the cathartic finale.

                                                                              This is not a just collection of songs, this is an album made to experience in full length without interruptions. 


                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              A1. Never, There. Was
                                                                              A2. Tropic Notations
                                                                              A3. No Lies To Her Fire
                                                                              A4. Hunting Lights
                                                                              B1. Solar City
                                                                              B2. Welcome Dystopia!
                                                                              B3. To Reach Apogee
                                                                              B4. Hythmdoser
                                                                              B5. Celestial Trails

                                                                              Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Emile Mosseri

                                                                              I Could Be Your Dog / I Could Be Your Moon

                                                                                “His music filled me with the urge to connect with the world,” Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith says of Emile Mosseri. She first heard his work while watching the 2019 film The Last Black Man In San Francisco; just minutes in, she paused it to look up who did the score and wrote to him immediately. “I love Emile’s ability to create melodies that feel magically scenic and familiar like they are reminding you of the innocence of loving life.” Those talents saw recognition in 2020 with an Oscar nomination for Mosseri’soriginal score to the film Minari. He was already a fan of Smith’s and became increasingly intrigued by her impressionistic process as they started to talk. “The music feels so spiritual and alive and made from the earth,” Mosseri says. “I think of her as the great conductor, summoning musical poetry from her orchestra of machines.” I Could Be Your Dog / I Could Be Your Moon, their two-part collaborative album, introduces an uncanny fusion of their sonics. Constructed using synthesizer, piano, electronics, and voice, this soft-focus dream world is lush, evocative, and fleeting. It finds two composers tuning their respective styles inward as an ode to mutual inspiration, a celebration of the human spirit and its will to surrender to the currents of life.

                                                                                Early into their correspondence, Smith and Mosseri realized they were neighbors in Los Angeles and met up for a few hikes. Their conversations led to a musical exchange over email. The exercise became a sketch, the start of their first song together, “Log In Your Fire,” with Mosseri finding flourishes in Smith’s cathartic synth lines to intonate and harmonize alongside. Lyrically, it’s a beautiful, open-ended sentiment. “Being a log in someone’s fire, to me, means letting go, and surrendering to that feeling,” says Mosseri. From there, the pair composed a series of musical foundations, trading files from afar, nurturing the eventual expansion as the remote days of 2020 set in. Smith likens the collaborative experience to the exciting uncertainty of starting a garden, “doing what I can to facilitate growth while enjoying the process of being surprised by what will actually grow.”

                                                                                In the summer of 2021, the duo finished work on the sequel, I Could Be Your Moon, expanding their musical language as the first part reached its September release. Songs from these more recent exchanges find them even more synced, forging into percussive and harmonic experiments, leaning further into their “unused musical muscles,” as Smith and Mosseri put it. A unified vocal presence emerged. “As the friendship grew I think we both learned how to support each other more and musically that was communicated through singing together,” adds Smith.

                                                                                Now taken as a full album set, I Could Be Your Dog / I Could Be Your Moon moves fluidly from track to track, panning through textural vi- gnettes. Two roughly 17-minute halves, the set evokes the bittersweet sense of something too bright or rare to last, a short-lived glimpse into a golden hour. There is a dreamy, elemental intention to this music, which Smith and Mosseri say came naturally, as they both embraced intuitive interplay throughout their creative back-and-forth. The stylistic threads of each composer are recognizable yet become more ambiguous as the album progresses, sewn into a singular vision. “I’m so grateful that my musical ideas could dance with hers with some grace and harmony,” says Mosseri. Smith adds that this experience helped her “remember that mu- sic can be a connecting layer of friendship, especially in a time when the usual ways were out of reach.”

                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Barry says: An absolutely stunning collection of nigh-choral electronic pieces, imbued with Aurelia Smith's mastery of the synthesiser and Mosseri's expertise in the soundtrack field. A collection of unexpected, organic compositions that are from neither one world nor the other but perfectly at home in both.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                01. Log In Your Fire
                                                                                02. Moon In Your Eye
                                                                                03. Brush
                                                                                04. I Could Be Your Dog
                                                                                05. Glendora
                                                                                06. Blink Twice
                                                                                07. Moonweed
                                                                                08. Green To You
                                                                                09. Amber
                                                                                10. Standing In Your Light
                                                                                11. Shim Sham
                                                                                12. Golden Cow
                                                                                13. Radio Replacement

                                                                                Yama Warashi

                                                                                Crispy Moon

                                                                                  Yoshino Shigihara came into 2019 needing a change. The Japanese artist had been based in Bristol ever since co-founding the now defunct Maloya-infuenced raucous psychedelia collective Zun Zun Egui. She then blossomed on her own across an EP and two albums of more meditative but no less territorially transcendent records as Yama Warashi. As in her music, though, Yoshino has always had a sense of wanderlust and it was perhaps no surprise that she’d eventually want to move again – this time to London.

                                                                                  “Moving to London gave me the chance to work with more diverse musicians” Yoshino says. “And I wanted to be here too because of the high creative energy, the diversity of the music and art here and the people who live here.”

                                                                                  The first material to come out of her relocation is a bold advancement of her sound, her third album Crispy Moon. Recorded at the Total Refreshment Centre in London with Kristian Claig Robinson, with most of the mixing coming from Hannes Plattmeire and mastering by Zun Zun Egui guitarist Stephen Kerrison, there are new contributing members, including Cathy Lucas of Vanishing Twin (with whom Yama toured with in 2021), Aletta Verwoerd on drums and Mermaid Chunky’s Moina Walker on sax. Compared to the more lo-fi, homespun feel of early releases such as Moon Zero and Moon Egg, there’s larger brush strokes at play, a bigger sound and an understated but self-assured grandeur.

                                                                                  Much of the move to London and Yoshino’s experiences of being in the capital have made their way into the themes of the record. For Yoshino, though, while the lyrics are important, they’re also largely personal. The drive for her is to get across the universality of her music, to keep an open ear and absorb everything that she can before returning it back out into the world. Moving to London has only strengthened that for her, with new collaborators, fresh experiences and altered perspectives. Crispy Moon is the colourfully brilliant end result.


                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                  1. Makkuroi Mizu
                                                                                  2. Dividual Individual
                                                                                  3. Saku Saku
                                                                                  4. Umi No Mon
                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                  1. Ha Ha No Uta
                                                                                  2. Makai No Keyaku
                                                                                  3. Dou Dou Meguri
                                                                                  4. Yuru Yuru

                                                                                  Gazelle Twin

                                                                                  The Entire City (Special Edition)

                                                                                    In 2011 Gazelle Twin self-released ‘The Entire City’, a debut album that gathered rapid acclaim and sparked a decade of creativity during which its creator, Elizabeth Bernholz has built big upon her foundation of dark, cinematic energy. The album is now set to be reissued on deluxe CD, together with ‘The Wastelands’, a mini “twin” album of material made around the same period, though never released commercially. Where 'The Entire City’ remains intact with its original master and tracklisting, ‘The Wastelands’ expands on this shadowy, futurescape, featuring foreboding, percussive songwriting, with euphoric choral swells. The release features the captivating photo collage artwork of British artist, Suzanne Moxhay

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1 The Entire City
                                                                                    2 Concrete Mother
                                                                                    3 Men Like Gods
                                                                                    4 I Am Shell I Am Bone
                                                                                    5 Far From Home
                                                                                    6 Changelings
                                                                                    7 Bell Tower
                                                                                    8 When I Was Otherwise
                                                                                    9 Obelisk
                                                                                    10 Nest
                                                                                    11 Fight-or-Flight
                                                                                    12 View Of A Mountain

                                                                                    CD Version - CD 2 The Wastelands

                                                                                    1 Wastelands
                                                                                    2 Adrenalin
                                                                                    3 Hole In My Heart
                                                                                    4 Ascent
                                                                                    5 The Future
                                                                                    6 I Hear You Call



                                                                                    Gazelle Twin

                                                                                    The Wastelands

                                                                                      'The Wastelands' is an album of material made around the same period as 'The Entire City' though never released commercially. The album expands on 'The Entire City's shadowy, futurescape, featuring foreboding, percussive songwriting, with euphoric choral swells. 'The Wastelands' also features the captivating photo collage artwork of British artist, Suzanne Moxhay.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1/Wastelands
                                                                                      2/Adrenalin
                                                                                      3/Hole In My Heart
                                                                                      4/Ascent
                                                                                      5/The Future
                                                                                      6/I Hear You Call

                                                                                      Moon Duo

                                                                                      Shadow Of The Sun

                                                                                        The highest apex of psychedelia, be it art, music, drugs or literature, is to induce a prolonged consciousness shift that affects the consumer far beyond the time that they were privy to the act. Moon Duo‘s third full-length LP, Shadow of the Sun, was written entirely during one of these evolving phases. Working in a rare and uneasy rest period for the band, devoid of the constant adrenaline of performing live and the stimulation of traveling through endless moving landscapes, offered Moon Duo a new space to reflect on all of these previous experiences and cradle them while cultivating the new album in the unfamiliar environment of a new dwelling; a dark Portland basement. The effect was akin to the act of descending from a train after a long and arduous trip, only to see it (and all your subsequent realities) speed off into the horizon without you. It was from this stir-crazy fire that Shadow of the Sun was forged.

                                                                                        Evolving the sound of their critically acclaimed first two full length records, Mazes (2011) and Circles (2012), Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada have developed their ideas with the help of their newly acquired steam engine, Canadian drummer John Jeffrey (present on the band‘s last release, Live in Ravenna. Moon Duo used the creative process as a flickering beacon of sanity in an ocean of uncertainty while in these land bound months. The unchartered rhythms and tones of this album reflect their striving for equilibrium in this new environment, and you can hear that Shadow of the Sun is the result of months of wrangling with this profound, unsettling way of being. Exploring the record, a listener will perceive the song "Night Beat," with its off-kilter dance rhythm, as an attempt by the band to find meaning and acceptance in this new, shifting ground, while “Wilding" delivers a familiar Moon Duo sound, taking refuge in a repetitive, grinding riff-scape. Elsewhere on the record, the band recognizes that no journey is possible without being on the road, paying tribute to the cosmic trucker boogie saint in “Slow Down Low” and “Free the Skull.” From the narcoleptic dancefloor killer “Zero,” the record spirals perfectly into a resplendent daydream, the ecstatically pretty “In a Cloud,” which is a spectacular moment to witness.

                                                                                        To further coat the album with an air of uncertainty and tension, the duo decamped to Berlin to mix with Finnish beat-meister Jonas Verwijnen of Kaiku Studios. There in a counter-intuitive act of creative catharsis, they managed to dissolve the album’s formal technique into a cool and paradoxically sane sound of confusion.

                                                                                        The result, at the end of the trip, is the album Shadow of the Sun.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. Wilding
                                                                                        2. Night Beat
                                                                                        3. Free The Skull
                                                                                        4. Zero
                                                                                        5. In A Cloud
                                                                                        6. Thieves
                                                                                        7. Slow Down Low
                                                                                        8. Ice
                                                                                        9. Animal

                                                                                        Flying Moon In Space

                                                                                        Remix EP

                                                                                          Following the release of their self-titled debut album in December 2020, Flying Moon In Space – a Leipzig-based group that deal in an experimental melting pot of psychedelic pop, krautrock, techno and math-rock – are now releasing a new EP made up of remixes of tracks from the debut album by the likes of Xiu Xiu, Suuns, A Place To Bury Strangers, Minami Deutsch, Camera and Warm Graves.

                                                                                          On the new EP, which is released digitally and on 12" vinyl by London-based label Fuzz Club, Jamie Stewart of prolific American experimental group Xiu Xiu pushes the industrial 4/4 psych of 'Faces' to IDM extremes, Brooklyn noise-rock heavyweights A Place To Bury Strangers give 'The Observer' a feedback-blasted redux and Montreal art-rockers Suuns turn 'Steam Water Solid' into an 81-second assault on the senses. Elsewhere, German group Camera transform 'Where Lovers Meet' into a piece of hedonistic synthesised krautrock and Japanese band Minami Deutsch inject the sinister 'Ardor' with a motorik dark disco groove. Closing the EP is a beautifully slow-burning and atmospheric reworking of 'Baustelle' courtesy of fellow Leipzig experimentalists and Fuzz Club label-mates Warm Graves.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1) Flying Moon In Space - Where Lovers Meet (Camera Remix)
                                                                                          2) Flying Moon In Space - Faces (Xiu Xiu Remix)
                                                                                          3) Flying Moon In Space - The Observer (A Place To Bury Strangers Remix)
                                                                                          4) Flying Moon In Space - Ardor (Minami Deutsch Remix)
                                                                                          5) Flying Moon In Space - Steam Water Solid (Suuns Remix)
                                                                                          6) Flying Moon In Space - Baustelle (Warm Graves Remix)

                                                                                          Khruangbin & Leon Bridges

                                                                                          Texas Moon

                                                                                            An extension of the two’s chart-topping four-song Texas Sun journey, Texas Moon is an introspective stroll through the dark. “Without joy, there can be no real perspective on sorrow,” says Khruangbin. “Without sunlight, all this rain keeps things from growing. How can you have the sun without the moon?”

                                                                                            Crediting their mutual home state for inspiration, Texas Moon pensively examines Texas’ musical perception, while paying homage to the marriage of country and R&B that’s become synonymous with the lone star state. Propelled by rolling guitar licks, conga and bongo, lead single “B-Side” meditates on meeting in a dream and frolics across the nearing contemplative nighttime state with its longing’s joy.

                                                                                            Elsewhere on Texas Moon, the artists channel a newly intimate musical scope that’s illustrated most dramatically when the spacy sensuality of the minimalistic “Chocolate Hills” leads into the stark spirituality addressed on “Father Father,” a reminder of both acts’ gospel roots. Over a simple rolling guitar figure, Bridges pleads with the heavens—“Look at the mess that I made/Just a man with unclean hands”—only to be reminded of God’s eternal love.

                                                                                            For Khruangbin, one song in particular was indicative of the trust that Bridges put in them. “The song ‘Doris’ is about his grandmother making the transition from this world to the next realm,” says Johnson. “It’s a very somber, very deep record. And when someone places that kind of work into your hands, the last thing you want to do is junk it up, overproduce it, or do too much. We treated it with the respect it deserved, and treated Doris with the respect she deserves.”

                                                                                            “It’s like a short story...,” Lee says of the music. “And it leaves room to continue having these stories together. It’s not Khruangbin, it’s not Leon, it’s this world we created together.”

                                                                                            Upon its release, Texas Sun soared to the No. 1 slot on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart along with landing the No.1 on spot on “Americana/Folk Albums,” No. 2 on “Vinyl Albums,” No. 4 on “Top Rock Albums” and No. 6 on “Top R&B Albums.” Significantly, both parties’ musical directions were deeply affected by their time working together on Texas Sun.

                                                                                            Khruangbin’s most recent studio album, Mordechai, moved their own vocals to the forefront, a change they readily admit was a direct result of working with Bridges. Their sound was also tapped for remix/reinterpretation of a Paul McCartney song for the McCartney III Imagined project. Meanwhile, in addition to his genre-defying Grammy-nominated album Gold-Digger’s Sound, Bridges has put out several other challenging, shared collaborative tracks, including work with John Mayer, Lucky Daye and most recently Jazmine Sullivan. Each of the artists appeared recently on Austin City Limits and will tour throughout the new year.

                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                            Barry says: The last Khruangbin album with Leon Bridges was a perfect distillation of their respective sounds into a familiar sounding, but entirely new concoction. This latest offering continues that effortless melting pot of downbeat, Balearic and soul but with a woozy, crepuscular groove. You really can't go wrong here.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1. Doris
                                                                                            2. B-Side
                                                                                            3.Chocolate Hills
                                                                                            4. Father Father
                                                                                            5. Mariella

                                                                                            Simon Bromide

                                                                                            Following The Moon

                                                                                              Perhaps best known as the frontman of South London indie pop / power pop outfit Bromide or being the worst salesman in Cargo Records…, Simon Bromide (aka Simon Berridge) releases his solo album 'Following The Moon' via Scratchy.

                                                                                              ‘Following The Moon’ is essentially a solo album - with a lot of help. It was recorded at Bark Studios in Walthamstow by Brian O’Shaughnessy (Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, Beth Orton), who had worked with Berridge on the last two Bromide albums. The album features drummer Fells Guilherme (Children of The Pope), bassist Ed ‘Cosmo’ Wright, multi-instrumentalists Dave Hale, Dimitri Ntontis and Stephen Elwell as well as folk-pop chanteuse Katy Carr on piano and Terry Edwards (Nick Cave, Tom Waits, P.J.Harvey) on trumpet.

                                                                                              Scottish singer Julie Anne McCambridge joins Simon on the closing track, the William Blake penned ‘Earth’s Answer’. This is Berridge's first output since Bromide's 'Ancient Rome' and 'I'll Never Learn' singles, both released in 2020. Their most recent album 'I Woke Up', with singles 'Magic Coins' and 'Two Song Slot', was met with popular acclaim, receiving positive reviews and airplay in dozens of countries. Influenced equally by The Beatles, Neil Young, Mark Eitzel and Bob Mould, Simon Berridge creates ultra-catchy, jangly acoustic pop / electric rock. Album track ‘The Skehans Song’ pays homage to the club and features the ‘Easycome choir’ with Andy Hankdog, Scarlett Woolfe and Vincent Davies. “A febrile soul who can do pop in many voices” ~ Melody Maker "Simon Berridge's voice is as strong as ever, with the songwriter only gaining in sound and fury” ~ Clash Magazine “Romping, indie-pop blast“ ~ The Times "This is catchy, upbeat, well-structured and impeccably delivered – with a winner of a debut release, Simon Bromide has our attention" ~ The Spill Magazine “Memorable slices of acoustic whimsy” ~ Q magazine “Berridge has an ear for a canny tune and a keen lyrical eye for detail... Ray-Davies-meets-Lloyd-Cole crooning”

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              Side A

                                                                                              1. The Waiting Room
                                                                                              2. Chinua Achebe
                                                                                              3. The Skehans Song
                                                                                              4. Not That Type Side

                                                                                              Side B

                                                                                              1. The Argument
                                                                                              2. Slow Release Love
                                                                                              3. Following The Moon
                                                                                              4. Reflections Of Seating
                                                                                              5. Earth’s Answer 

                                                                                              Moon Duo

                                                                                              Circles - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                Circles is the product of a long winter’s isolation in the Rocky Mountains, though the road to its fruition stretched over six months and several locations. The groundwork for the album was laid at the band’s home in Blue River, Colorado in the early months of 2012, where all songs were written, and the preliminary tracks recorded. For two weeks in early April, Moon Duo moved into a small apartment above Lucky Cat Recordings in San Francisco for an additional recording session with engineer Phil Manley (Trans Am, Life Coach). Like it’s predecessor, the album was mixed and tweaked at Kaiku Studios in Berlin.

                                                                                                Inspiration for many of the songs themes, as well as the title Circles, came from Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1841 essay by the same name, on the symbol and nature of "the flying Perfect." From the opening lines: "The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end." And so it goes. Rust never sleeps.

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Andy says: Do you like The Stooges and Suicide and driving, hypnotic grooves? Then you will love Moon Duo's beautiful third album proper. Now on glorious green vinyl.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                A1. Sleepwalker
                                                                                                A2. I Can See
                                                                                                A3. Circles
                                                                                                A4. I Been Gone
                                                                                                A5. Sparks
                                                                                                B1. Dance Pt. 3
                                                                                                B2. Free Action
                                                                                                B3. Trails
                                                                                                B4. Rolling Out

                                                                                                Field Music

                                                                                                Flat White Moon

                                                                                                  "We want to make people feel good about things that we feel terrible about." says David Brewis, who has co-led the band Field Music with his brother Peter since 2004. It's a statement which seems particularly fitting to their latest album, Flat White Moon released via Memphis Industries.

                                                                                                  Sporadic sessions for the album began in late 2019 at the pair's studio in Sunderland, slotted between rehearsals and touring. The initial recordings pushed a looser performance aspect to the fore, inspired by some of their very first musical loves; Free, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles; old tapes and LPs pilfered from their parents' shelves. But a balance between performance and construction has always been an essential part of Field Music.

                                                                                                  By March 2020, recording had already begun for most of the album's tracks and, with touring for Making A New World winding down, Peter and David were ready to plough on and finish the record.

                                                                                                  The playfulness that’s evident in much of Flat White Moon's music became a way to offset the darkness and the sadness of many of the lyrics. Much of the album is plainly about loss and grief, and also about the guilt and isolation which comes with that.

                                                                                                  Those personal upheavals are apparent on songs like Out of the Frame, where the loss of a loved one is felt more deeply because they can't be found in photographs and compounded by the suspicion that you caused their absence, or on When You Last Heard From a Linda, which details the confusion of being unable to penetrate a best friend's loneliness in the darkest of circumstances.

                                                                                                  Some songs are more impressionistic. Orion From The Streets combines Studio Ghibli, a documentary about Cary Grant and an excess of wine to become a hallucinogenic treatise on memory and guilt.. Others, such as Not When You're In Love, are more descriptive. Here, the narrator guides us through slide- projected scenes, questioning the ideas and semantics of 'love' as well the reliability of his own memory. For the most part, the album has fewer explicitly political themes than previous records, though there is No Pressure, about a political class who feel no obligation to take responsibility if they can finagle a narrative instead. And there's I'm The One Who Wants To Be With You which skirts its way around toxic masculinity through teenage renditions of soft-rock balladry.

                                                                                                  On Flat White Moon Field Music take on the challenge of representing negative emotions in a way that doesn't dilute or obscure them but which can still uplift. The result is a generous record of bounteous musical ideas, in many ways Field Music's most immediately gratifying to date.

                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                  Laura says: I'm a bit late to the Field Music party, I have to admit. Always quite liked them when I heard them, but never really got into them properly, despite people telling me I should (yes Marc Riley, you were right!)
                                                                                                  But I thought the last album 'Making A New World' was amazing and this one is equally as good.
                                                                                                  Flat White Moon is full of intricate, multi-layered songs. They're arty and clever (but not in an annoying smart-arse way) and they know how to write a pop song too!

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. Orion From The Street
                                                                                                  2. Do Me A Favour
                                                                                                  3. Not When You're In Love
                                                                                                  4. Out Of The Frame
                                                                                                  5. When You Last Heard From Linda
                                                                                                  6. No Pressure
                                                                                                  7. In This City
                                                                                                  8. I'm The One Who Wants To Be With You
                                                                                                  9. Meant To Be
                                                                                                  10. Invisible Days
                                                                                                  11. The Curtained Room
                                                                                                  12. You Get Better

                                                                                                  The Fratellis

                                                                                                  Half Drunk Under A Full Moon

                                                                                                    The Fratellis return with the news of a brand new album 'Half Drunk Under The Full Moon' out on 8th May, and the launch of their first track 'Six Days In June', an upbeat and foot-stomping anthem that sure to put a big smile on the face of any Fratellis' fan! “Some days you sit on the couch watching daytime TV and along comes a song like Six Days In June to remind you that you’re still alive!" - Jon Fratelli 'Half Drunk Under The Full Moon' follows their critically acclaimed album 'In Your Own Sweet Time', their first top 5 UK album in 10 years, and this new album very much continues on this upward trajectory and is likely to become a signature moment in the band's career.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. Half Drunk Under A Full Moon
                                                                                                    2. Need A Little Love
                                                                                                    3. Lay Your Body Down
                                                                                                    4. The Last Songbird
                                                                                                    5. Strangers In The Street
                                                                                                    6. Living In The Dark
                                                                                                    7. Action Replay
                                                                                                    8. Six Days In June
                                                                                                    9. Oh Roxy
                                                                                                    10. Hello Stranger

                                                                                                    Valerie June

                                                                                                    The Moon And The Stars : Prescriptions For Dreamers

                                                                                                      Conjuring a next-generation fusion of folk, soul, gospel, country and transcendental blues, The Moon and Stars, Prescriptions For Dreamers, Valerie June’s third full-length album for Fantasy Records is a deeply affecting work of genuine beauty and unassuming wonder.

                                                                                                      Produced by Jack Splash (Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys, John Legend) and Valerie June and recorded at Fresh Young Minds in Los Angeles, CA and Hit Factory Criteria in Miami, FL., the new album is her first release since 2017’s highly acclaimed The Order of Time and features 11 songs and three musical interludes, all written by Valerie.

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Matt says: A nice mix of beautifully played instruments, delicate electronic flourishes and June's arresting and haunting voice make for a modern country-blues album that'll stand the test of time. Get those camera phones in the air folks!

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Stay
                                                                                                      2. Stay Meditation
                                                                                                      3. You And I
                                                                                                      4. Colors
                                                                                                      5. Stardust Scattering
                                                                                                      6. African Proverb
                                                                                                      7. Call Me A Fool
                                                                                                      8. Fallin
                                                                                                      9. Smile
                                                                                                      10. Within You
                                                                                                      11. Two Roads
                                                                                                      12. Why The Bright Stars Glow
                                                                                                      13. Home Inside
                                                                                                      14. Starlight Ethereal Silence

                                                                                                      Bert Jansch

                                                                                                      Crimson Moon - 20th Anniversary Reissue

                                                                                                        One of Bert Jansch’s later recordings, ‘Crimson Moon’ is some of his finest work and sees the musician at the top of his game, with appearances from Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler and many more. Earth Recordings revisits the album on its 20th Anniversary with its first standalone cut to vinyl. Originally released in 2000, there is a brooding resonance in ‘Crimson Moon’ centred around his accomplished guitar style that brings his contemplative songwriting to the fore. Traditional ballads have touches of jazz and blues adorned by contributions from guitarists Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler and Johnny “Guitar” Hodge along with guest vocals from Bert’s wife Loren Auerbach (‘My Donald’).

                                                                                                        The addition of electric guitar subtly compliments Bert’s percussive fingerpicking bringing new depth to his compositions. Title track ‘Crimson Moon’ is a take on traditional song ‘Omie Wise’ and was written about his wife Loren, ‘Caledonia’ conjures pastoral images of Scotland alongside covers of The Incredible String Band’s ‘October Song’, Guy Mitchell’s ‘Singing The Blues’ and Owen Hand’s ‘My Donald’. Otherworldly tale ‘Neptune’s Daughter’ sees a mermaid-like creature recount the death of her relatives from a poison in the sea. Passionate about nature, the song carries an underlying ecological message. Released in his 60s, ‘Crimson Moon’ proves Bert Jansch to still be an innovator and a unique talent

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        A1 Caledonia
                                                                                                        A2 Going Home
                                                                                                        A3 Crimson Moon
                                                                                                        A4 Downunder
                                                                                                        A5 October Song
                                                                                                        A6 Looking For Love

                                                                                                        B1 Fool's Mate
                                                                                                        B2 The River Bank
                                                                                                        B3 Omie Wise
                                                                                                        B4 My Donald
                                                                                                        B5 Neptune's Daughter
                                                                                                        B6 Singing The Blues

                                                                                                        North Sea Radio Orchestra

                                                                                                        I A Moon (RSD20 EDITION)

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                                                                                                          Red colour vinyl.Limited to 500 copies.A seminal work now available for the first time on vinyl! MOJO "Chamber pop pastoralists make great leap forward...Who knew that what the music of Steve Reich has been crying out for all these years is a Krautrock makeover?" North Sea Radio Orchestra; born in the alleys and lanes of the City of London, then spreading out across the metropolis, performing shows in churches, concert halls, galleries and festivals, two album releases with glowing reviews and several BBC6 sessions.This is their third album; 'I a moon'. Written throughout the Autumn and Winter of 2010/2011 by band leader and guitarist Craig Fortnam with a pencil and paper, guitar and piano and recorded 'at various locations in southern England on his laptop', 'I a moon' retains the unique NSRO line-up of strings, woodwind, percussion, guitars, keyboards and voices but with a darker, less pastoral sound, with synth and percussion taking a more prominent role than on their previous two albums.Another departure is a move away from using poetry to the more personal use of self-penned lyrics : 'I a moon, orbiting myself.Sometime gravity pulls me closeÖ.'. On this release, the influences apparent on the first two albums (Britten, Vaughan Williams, Reich, ISB, 70's prog) have been augmented by a distinct whiff of Krautrock (on the instrumental 'Berliner Luft') while the angular guitars of 'Ring Moonlets' show a debt to the dual guitar textures of Deerhoof.NSRO continue to blend their influences in a highly imaginative and unusual way, while all the time having an ear for the beautiful, be it in melody, texture or chord.North Sea Radio Orchestra - 'I a moon'; beautiful, redolent, ancient and modern, English and world, unique.

                                                                                                          The Big Net

                                                                                                          Big Moon / Rufus

                                                                                                            Taking inspiration from the original concept behind the founding of Saddle Creek, as an attempt to highlight our home city through music and art, we began the Document Series in 2017. Each release featured in the Document Series is comprised of an exclusive record featuring unreleased music from artists outside of the label's roster, along with a specially curated zine created by the artist. The tenth installment in the series comes from New York based The Big Net.

                                                                                                            An exercise in simplicity, The Big Net is the musical project of Kevin Copeland (guitar, vocals) Andrew Emge (drums) and Logan Miley (bass). Attempting to maximize the emotive power of the trio, the band’s style drives down the highway somewhere between drone and country, folk and rock. With Corey Rubin on bass and secondary vocals, their first self-titled record explored more of those rock roots: recorded live in two days with minimal overdubs, trying to capture the freewheeling magnetism that can come alive in a room.

                                                                                                            Released as part of Saddle Creek’s Document Series, the band’s two new songs - "Big Moon" and “Rufus" - were recorded that same weekend. The idea of The Big Net is and has always been immediacy, letting that tangible thing in the air be itself and tuning into “song” at its most genuine. Both songs make good on those aspirations. “Big Moon” is quite literal. Written during a particularly lonely period in Copeland’s life, he would sing so that he could fall asleep and from that process the song seemed to “float in all at once.” “Sometimes all you have is yourself, and the moon, or a guitar, or a bed, or the ground under your feet, and that's ok. Those things will always hold you,” Kevin says of the song.

                                                                                                            Suitably, "Rufus" was tuned into to the same kind of frequency, pulled from the ether as if it had somehow always existed. “When our friend Corey was playing bass with us, most rehearsals before everyone’s gear was even set up; someone was off and everyone else would catch up,” Copeland says. “Somewhere in that soup, an idea would come through. I remember latching onto what became the verse of “Rufus” and, when Andrew and Corey were out getting some air, I just played it over and over and that melody seemed to float right in.”

                                                                                                            The band have just finished recording a new, more exploratory LP, again captured in a single room over two days. With Copeland as the primary songwriter, the group continues to interpret earnest emotion in song through their hypnotic and dynamic sensibilities. For now, though, we have this new 7” single; an exercise in vulnerability, in trusting your impulses, in the magic that can be found within.


                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            A1. Big Moon
                                                                                                            B1. Rufus 

                                                                                                            Rebecca Foon

                                                                                                            Waxing Moon

                                                                                                              Rebecca Foon, the composer and musician behind Saltland and Esmerine (and former longstanding member of Silver Mt. Zion) presents a new album entitled Waxing Moon. While best known as an incomparable cellist crafting textural soundscapes and instrumental chamber-rock in the aforementioned projects (and more recently recognized for her creative and organisational work as cofounder of Pathway To Paris), this new collection of songs finds Foon emphasizing piano and voice with striking intimacy and elegance, showcasing a captivating evolution in her always resplendent songwriting. The climate crisis has profoundly framed Foon's political and artistic life for many years now, and Waxing Moon finds her writing and singing her most arrestingly direct yet poetic words, tapping universal and personal heartbreak in both despair and hope.

                                                                                                              With Waxing Moon, Rebecca sets side the Saltland moniker - her electronically-tinged string-centric project from the past five years - to release this more personal new work under her own name. The album's ten songs are predominantly minimal and delicate, immersive and hauntingly beautiful - with vocal-driven tracks booked-ended by piano-based instrumentals, along with one up-tempo guitar-driven number ("Wide Open Eyes") that closes out Side One. While piano figures most prominently on the record, Foon continues to play cello on several tracks, complemented by gentle touches from a close coterie of musical guests including Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) and Mishka Stein (Patrick Watson) on acoustic and electric basses, Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You Black Emperor) on violin, Jace Lasek (The Besnard Lakes) on electric guitar, and Patrick Watson as co-vocalist on the dreamlike "Vessels". Foon co-produced the album with Lasek at Montreal's Breakglass studio and it sounds glorious. Waxing Moon is Rebecca Foon's first eponymous release: a sublimely stunning, bracingly intimate, glimmeringly full-hearted new chapter in her celebrated musical catalog

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              A1 New World
                                                                                                              A2 Pour
                                                                                                              A3 Another Realm
                                                                                                              A4 Ocean Song
                                                                                                              A5 Wide Open Eyes

                                                                                                              B1 Waxing Moon
                                                                                                              B2 Dreams To Be Born
                                                                                                              B3 Vessels
                                                                                                              B4 This Is Our Lives
                                                                                                              B5 New World Reprise

                                                                                                              'Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and collaborator; the mighty Ásgeir returns with highly anticipated third album ‘Bury The Moon’. The Icelandic artist returns to his folk roots for lead single ‘Youth’ written in collaboration with his admired poet father, the song documents his childhood growing up in his small Icelandic town, unburdened by worry and full of unbridled joy. The stunning new track swells with horns and hushed acoustic guitars, Ásgeir’s unmistakable honey-soaked vocal soaring across weaving instrumental melodies, culminating in a anthemic peak that exudes nostalgia. 



                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                              Barry says: Imagine the gorgeous vocal prowess and melodic inclination of the great John Grant, mixed with a more meditative folky instrumental focus, and you're something close to the swooning beauty of Asgeir. It's a triumph of an album, and absolutley enhanced by the duality of the English / Icelandic versions.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Pictures
                                                                                                              Youth
                                                                                                              Breathe
                                                                                                              Eventide
                                                                                                              Lazy Giants
                                                                                                              Overlay
                                                                                                              Rattled Snow
                                                                                                              Turn Gold To Sand
                                                                                                              Living Water
                                                                                                              Until Daybreak
                                                                                                              Bury The Moon

                                                                                                              Simon Joyner

                                                                                                              Pocket Moon

                                                                                                                "Singer-songwriter" is a frustratingly confining term; to truly understand exactly just how confining, look no further than the recorded works of Simon Joyner, an artist whose work consistently transcends the narrow parameters of genre classifications and record shop bin cards. Though his music has always honoured, reckoned with-wrestled with-the tradition set forth by his songwriting forebears (Cohen, Van Zandt, Ochs, Dylan, Reed to name a few), Joyner can always be counted on to defy expectations; as a lyricist, melodicist, and arranger, Joyner likes to keep us on our toes.

                                                                                                                Stars Are the Light, the luminous seventh album by the American psych explorers Moon Duo, marks a progression into significantly new territory. From a preoccupation with the transcendental and occult that informed Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada’s guitar-driven psych rock, and reached its apotheosis in the acclaimed Occult Architecture diptych, Stars Are the Light sees the band synthesize the abstract and metaphysical with the embodied and terrestrial.

                                                                                                                Branching out from Occult Architecture Vol. 2, the album has a sonic physicality that is at once propulsive and undulating; it puts dance at the heart of an expansive nexus that connects the body to the stars. These are songs about embodied human experience — love, change, misunderstanding, internal struggle, joy, misery, alienation, discord, harmony, celebration — rendered as a kind of dance of the self, both in relation to other selves and to the eternal dance of the cosmos.

                                                                                                                Taking disco as its groove-oriented departure point, Stars Are the Light shimmers with elements of ’70s funk and ’90s rave. Johnson’s signature guitar sound is at its most languid and refined, while Yamada’s synths and oneiric vocals are foregrounded to create a spacious percussiveness that invites the body to move with its mesmeric rhythms. With Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum) at the mixing desk in Portugal’s Serra de Sintra, (known to the Romans as “The Mountains of the Moon”) the area’s lush landscape and powerful lunar energies exerted a strong influence on the vibe and sonic texture of the album.

                                                                                                                On embracing disco as an inspiration, Yamada says, “It’s something we hadn’t referenced in our music before, but its core concepts really align with what we were circling around as we made the album. Disco is dance music, first and foremost, and we were digging our way into the idea of this endless dance of bodies in nature. We were also very inspired by the space and community of a disco – a space of free self-expression through dance, fashion, and mode of being; where everyone was welcome, diversity was celebrated, and identity could be fluid; where the life force that animates each of us differently could flower.”

                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                Andy says: Formed in 2009 by Wooden Shjips' main man Ripley Johnson and his wife Sanae Yamada, Moon Duo had been chugging along quite nicely until 2017's two records in a month opus (‘Occult Architecture’ Volumes 1 and 2) signalled a slight detour, but here we are a further two years hence at a veritable fork in the road. Moon Duo now groove! Not rockin' grooves like Hawkwind of old (very cool still, obviously), but proper, disco and funk inspired, pitter-pattering grooves like Peaking Lights. Helped in no small part by Spacemen 3's Sonic Boom, a lot of the sounds here do actually recall the late 90s UK post rave scene in their blissed out, bubbling buoyancy and hippie, repetitive, lose yourself in nature vibes. This record glides! Synths are further to the fore but Ripley's ever evolving infinite ether guitar flickers and dances around them to maximum effect. Apart from one throbbing song which is a throwback to their previous records (“Eye 2 Eye”) this albums glows with a kind of contained euphoria, languid and laid back, looping and luscious. The beats here are never obtrusive, it still sounds exactly like them, but them that's swapped pot for ecstasy, a couch for a field! There has been the sneaking suspicion, of late, that Ripley Johnson was squirelling his better songs away to this, his so-called band on the side, and now, finally, with ‘Stars Are The Light’, the proof is in the pudding; he does! It's a majestic record.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Flying
                                                                                                                Stars Are The Light
                                                                                                                Fall (In Your Love)
                                                                                                                The World And The Sun
                                                                                                                Lost Heads
                                                                                                                Eternal Shore
                                                                                                                Eye 2 Eye
                                                                                                                Fever Night

                                                                                                                Creedence Clearwater Revival

                                                                                                                Bad Moon Rising: The Collection

                                                                                                                  During an all too short four-year run that spanned 1968 to 1972, Creedence Clearwater Revival crafted some of the most popular, influential and enduring music that the world has ever known. Californian-based John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Doug Clifford and Stu Cook fused the raw, organic honesty of country music with the fire and urgency of rock ‘n’ roll to create a catalogue that even five decades later still sounds fresh and vibrant. This collection brings together some of Creedence’s biggest and best recordings and also features two live tracks to showcase what a formidable live act the group were. 

                                                                                                                  Life

                                                                                                                  A Picture Of Good Health

                                                                                                                    Whereas the band’s debut album ‘Popular Music’ was broadly political, the new album takes a more personal approach with beguilingly honest and brave lyrics that are bold in both sound and feeling, whilst also retaining the core DNA of their previous material.

                                                                                                                    Going on to speak about the album Mez says “A Picture of Good Health is not a collage of work but rather a snapshot of time; our time and the time of those around us. It’s political, but in a personal way. It’s a body of work that explores and examines the bands inner-selves through a precise period; a period that has brought pain, loneliness, blood, guts, single parenthood, depression and the need for survival and love. It is the sense and need for belonging that is the resounding endnote!”

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1 Good Health
                                                                                                                    2 Moral Fibre
                                                                                                                    3 Bum Hour
                                                                                                                    4 Hollow Thing
                                                                                                                    5 Excites Me
                                                                                                                    6 Never Love Again
                                                                                                                    7 Half Pint Fatherhood
                                                                                                                    8 Grown Up
                                                                                                                    9 Niceties
                                                                                                                    10 Thoughts
                                                                                                                    11 It's A Con
                                                                                                                    12 Don’t Give Up Yet
                                                                                                                    13 New Rose In Love

                                                                                                                    Dylan Moon

                                                                                                                    Only The Blues

                                                                                                                      Only the Blues is an introduction deferred, and it is the debut album by Dylan Moon. Across its 35 minutes, we are rarely made to understand what, exactly, the source of Moon’s blues is, how that feeling has mutated, or whether there is a life beyond the small rooms and cramped spaces where this music was made. If not opaque, this first meeting with Moon is at least hazily translucent.

                                                                                                                      This makes Only the Blues something of an esoteric response to an age of radical transparency. Broadly speaking, Moon works in the field of folk music. But from this pasture, he glances pathways to digression; seeking scenic routes and counterintuitive cartography, trusting that even the most aimless trip becomes lucid if the foggy details are documented well enough.

                                                                                                                      On this trip, images spill from Moon, and most of them seem foreboding. We are given the sense - both from his lyrics and from the viscous mood he creates, using electronic manipulation to send his songs down compositional egresses, from which they emerge with a mysterious residue - that things have not been going well. Even the most saccharine memories, dancing before a freshly lit fire or hanging out with childhood cartoons come to life, feel caked with a hidden history.

                                                                                                                      Moon studied electronic production and sound design at music school, and then moved to Los Angeles in hopes of working in the film industry. While simultaneously graduating from pop to psych to prog to beat-making, he returned to traditional songwriting on the west coast, working out his ideas over a pair of self-released EPs. He also stumbled upon an ancient drum machine with scratched contact points and seventy years spent under restless thumbs, finding a kind of sonic entropy in its past-futurist rhythm signals that serve as Only the Blues’ spiritual center.

                                                                                                                      The album was recorded in Moon’s bedrooms in L.A. and Boston, small spaces made more claustrophobic by the soundproofing he hammered into the doors and the bedding he leaned against the walls. A single soul, spinning away (and out) in a cramped room: It’s a state of mind — and being — that Moon used his formal training to refine across Only the Blues. This is an album ornate with so many musical ideas to express that it teeters between ecstasy and anxiety.

                                                                                                                      That anxious quality is also what makes Only the Blues endlessly captivating. Moon moves quickly, courting the madcap at the center of his songs and just as quickly retreating to the fray. Processed guitars appear for a measure and disappear. His voice, a brittle croon reaching reedy highs and bottoming out into throaty baritone, wears tape hiss like a scarf while gently interlocking instrumental figures go nude below. The drum machine melts into a puddle of reverb.

                                                                                                                      Only the Blues uses obfuscation as a mode of confession, so long as we mean “confession” in the conventional sense. Moon is not hiding, but he is deliberately deciding: choosing how to be vulnerable, how to reveal, when to let go, when to move on. It’s not the way we usually meet one another. Maybe it should be.


                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      A1. Hope Dog
                                                                                                                      A2. Death Warmed
                                                                                                                      A3. Rosy
                                                                                                                      A4. Chimneys
                                                                                                                      A5. A Witch
                                                                                                                      A6. Analog
                                                                                                                      A7. Blue Jean
                                                                                                                      B1. Collapse
                                                                                                                      B2. Song For Jerry
                                                                                                                      B3. Interlude
                                                                                                                      B4. Lines
                                                                                                                      B5. Faraway Places
                                                                                                                      B6. Morning Limbo
                                                                                                                      B7. Mind Troubles

                                                                                                                      Moon Diagrams

                                                                                                                      Trappy Bats

                                                                                                                        Moon Diagrams is the solo recording project of Deerhunter co-founder and drummer Moses John Archuleta. Two years after his acclaimed debut album Lifetime Of Love, Archuleta returns with Trappy Bats, a mini-LP that interweaves three brilliant new Moon Diagrams tracks with radiant reworks from Shigeto, Angel Deradoorian and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. Trappy Bats was largely recorded in a single night as a means to process the intense intersection of Archuleta’s social, political and personal hysteria. Having been arrested for an unremembered missed court date, Archuleta spent 24 hours in a holding cell, offering ample time to reflect on his life, the current state of the nation (the jail televisions were showing a constant feed of the then-active Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville) and the other inmates. Upon being released the next day, Archuleta found himself suffering from a bout of insomnia and feeling the need to process everything through music.

                                                                                                                        Here, Archuleta is in his freest and most grateful state, channelling the turmoil and confusion he was experiencing into an unencumbered fit of creativity. It’s pure, unadulterated escapism with an even more callous palette of sounds than before, clearly split between two moods. On what you might call the ‘up’ side, the title track could be the sonic spawn of Not Waving and Terrence Dixon: a snarling mix of percussive clatter and washes of orchestral tones coalesce into a pulsating groove across its almost 12-minute runtime, the underlying ’80s aesthetic making it feel like a turbo-charged Shep Pettibone remix of New Order, looped to infinity. Detroit electronica don Shigeto goes even further and implodes the track into a kaleidoscope of bone-jarring, viscerally giddy dance music. Over on the ‘down’ side, ‘Wipeout’ is a slow-motion waltz of dusty piano and clattering percussion loops that coolly stumble along with the woozy, nocturnal flare of The Caretaker or Philip Jeck. The haunted reverie ventures even deeper with a beatifically electrified ambient re-imagination by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. Daisychain’ goes almost completely off the grid, offering up a sweetly submerged slab of constantly evolving murkiness in the vein of Demdike Stare or a dosed Andy Stott. The sweet shuffle levitates even higher with a celestial re-interpretation by sonic visionary Angel Deradoorian, formerly of the Dirty Projectors.The end result is an extended traipse through Saturday evening fever-dream techno, Sunday morning cigarette jazz-pop and every blank thought in between. 

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. Trappy Bats
                                                                                                                        2. Trappy Bats Meets Shigeto
                                                                                                                        3. Wipeout
                                                                                                                        4. Daisychain
                                                                                                                        5. Daisychain Meets Deradoorian
                                                                                                                        6. Wipeout Meets Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

                                                                                                                        Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing (July 20 2019) Axis Records unleashes a brand new Jeff Mills LP, which showcases the legendary producer's interpretations of Earth’s Moon.

                                                                                                                        In his own words...

                                                                                                                        “There are influences of the Moon we can detect, measure and document as scientific facts. If these are perceived as rational explanations, then it should raise questions about the possibility of other unseen mental and metaphysical connections humans have, not just with the Moon but with all other celestial bodies in and outside this Solar System. On the flipside, as we recognize that our Sun gives us light and a lifespan, what does an even greater force in the Cosmos, perhaps the darkness [or absence of anything] affects us.

                                                                                                                        If we look at the Moon as a component in a vast configuration of integral connected parts, then an intuitive sense might lead us to a wider understanding about how deeply our relationship lies.

                                                                                                                        This album and the imagination that helped to produce it should be considered as a proposition with open-endedness and no foreseeable conclusion. It is a chemistry of facts and feelings based on then, now and forever”.


                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Vinyl
                                                                                                                        A. Control, Sattva And Rama (7’03”)
                                                                                                                        B1. Stabilising The Spin (5’04”)
                                                                                                                        B2. The Tides (4’25”)
                                                                                                                        C1. Sleep-Wake Cycles (8’32”)
                                                                                                                        C2. Erratic Human Behavior (4’45”)
                                                                                                                        D1. Lunar Power (5’20”)
                                                                                                                        D2. Electromagnetic (5’35”)

                                                                                                                        CD
                                                                                                                        1. Control, Sattva And Rama
                                                                                                                        2. Stabilising The Spin
                                                                                                                        3. The Tides
                                                                                                                        4. Sleep-Wake Cycles
                                                                                                                        5. Erratic Human Behavior
                                                                                                                        6. Lunar Power
                                                                                                                        7. Electromagnetic
                                                                                                                        8. Decoding The Lunar Sunrise
                                                                                                                        9 Peaks Of Eternal Light
                                                                                                                        10. Measuring The Doppler Shift
                                                                                                                        11. Theia
                                                                                                                        12. 180-Degree Repositioning Phase
                                                                                                                        13. Absolute
                                                                                                                        (total Timing: 69 Min)

                                                                                                                        Alongside a killer long player from label mainstay Lexx, Phantom Island treat us to a new solo effort by Zurich based Drummer and Multi Instrumentalist Domi Chansorn. He is best known for playing in and producing numerous Swiss bands like Fai Baba or Evelinn Trouble. Everything you hear was written, played, sung, arranged, produced, recorded and mixed by Domi Chansorn. With "Strawberry Moon" he has created a timeless psychedelic Pop-Opus which takes the listener on a trip to another sphere. The aforementioned Lexx pops up on remix duties, dropping a typically Balearic mix combining dub swelter, open hearted melodies and an irresistible day time disco groove.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        A1. Strawberry Moon
                                                                                                                        B1. Strawberry Moon (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                        B2. Strawberry Moon (Version By Lexx) 

                                                                                                                        Oceans Of The Moon

                                                                                                                        Oceans Of The Moon

                                                                                                                          “A dusty plain, a red sky, sand in your teeth - ‘I don’t feel so great’ - a post-apocalyptic hooptie jeep-jammer. ‘Why is everything in ruins? There must be others like us out here somewhere…’

                                                                                                                          “This fine sizzling grease pit of cyber punk comes to us from psychic veteran Rick Pelletier (of Six Finger Satellite, Landed, La Machine), always bringing an interesting, bent and lurid account of visions to wax for the hungry ear bone. This time around the equipment scavenged is guitar, drums, synth and vocals. The beat goes full lotus climbing out of the goo, like men with sap gloves slapping the hulls of the remaining clubs, keeping the peace during live actions, gorgeous nauseating synthesized harmonies blowing through the ceiling vents, frickle-fried guitar belly slish and vocals delivered over the P.A. at Barter Town (sometimes from the workers in the pit, in unison).

                                                                                                                          “Picture a bucket of molten metal with gobs of scalp sizzling and sinking away-dance music for the infected. Be sure to double up on your dose before driving around on this one so you can wipe the chum smear off your wind screen.” - John Dwyer.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. Hope Will Pass
                                                                                                                          2. Baby Chiffon
                                                                                                                          3. Sully
                                                                                                                          4. I'm On A Roll
                                                                                                                          5. Borderline
                                                                                                                          6. Bill Fill
                                                                                                                          7. Shazzamatazz
                                                                                                                          8. Blowin My Mind

                                                                                                                          North Sea Radio Orchestra

                                                                                                                          I A Moon

                                                                                                                            REISSUE / REPRESS of NSRO's critically acclaimed third album from 2011.

                                                                                                                            "Chamber pop pastoralists make great leap forward... Who knew that what the music of Steve Reich has been crying out for all these years is a Krautrock makeover?" MOJO 4**** 'What makes the North Sea Radio Orchestra so special is Fortnam's gift for orchestration, the deft and original way he puts deceptively simple materials in the hands of sophisticated performers. Melody pours from his pen on every page.' The Guardian *****

                                                                                                                            On this release, the influences apparent on the first two albums (Britten, Vaughan Williams, Reich, ISB, 70's prog) have been augmented by a distinct whiff of Krautrock

                                                                                                                            Black Peaches follow up their acclaimed 2016 debut with a dazzling display of musicianship on their explosive new album Fire In The Hole.

                                                                                                                            “Black Peaches existed inside me before I was aware of it,” says the band’s Rob Smoughton, also known as a member of Hot Chip and Scritti Politti. “It’s the culmination and continuation of the music I love. I started to notice how Brazilian rhythm, funk, soul, classic country and pop were all combining in the music I was writing, and I looked for other band members to join me to bring it alive.”

                                                                                                                            And he found other members to bring that combination alive in Susumu Mukai, Charlie Michael, Nick Roberts and Thomas Greene. Together they released 2016’s acclaimed Get Down You Dirty Rascals and now return with an album that continues to throw genres together with all the seamless grace of a seasoned cocktail maker but free of the postured affectations associated with such moves.

                                                                                                                            Black Peaches are a place where genres collide and musical eras meld. On their second album the band has absorbed all the tropical sounds, glistening melodies and funk-ridden grooves into a sound that is truly their own. “I wanted the combination and layering of our influences to be organic,” says Smoughton. “To create Black Peaches music. To take the ideas from the first record further into our own place.”

                                                                                                                            The result is a record that skips with the vibrancy and buoyancy of a band still in love with the idea of bringing their record collection to life, but the band now understand themselves as much as the music that inspires them and have created something new and refined.

                                                                                                                            Given the eclectic styles rooted in the make-up of the band, to enter into the world of Black Peaches is often to feel like one is flying from country-to-country with each new song. For Smoughton this musical traversing is a key part of the experience of the band. “I find the combination of mythology, history and geography to be romantic and I want our music to elicit the same thrill. I think the album conjures up the adventure of moving from one place to another; from Spain into Northern Africa, where North America tips into the South. Narratively the songs inhabit a place between the conscious and subconscious - between dreams and waking life.”

                                                                                                                            This globetrotting sonic voyage creates a sense of the unknown in the record, where each track exists as a new and unpredictable path. This is all done under the mission of creating a record that is capable of pure musical transcendence. “I really believe that music has the ability to transcend and move people emotionally and spiritually,” Smoughton says. “Our music is not about the separation between musician and audience but about the space in between.”

                                                                                                                            Yet the album also works on an intuitive and physical level. On top of its narrative of the world between the conscious and the subconscious, it is also simply a collection of songs to make you dance and move. Whether it’s the Delta blues influenced strut of “Lemonade”, the “slinky and naughty” dance floor pounce of “The Black Peach Boogie” or the Afro-Brazilian skip of “Cuatro Berimbau.”

                                                                                                                            Perhaps the most emblematic song of all when it comes to capturing the essence, power and groove of the album is the title track “Fire in the Hole”. “It comes from a phrase that miners would shout it to warn others that they had charged an explosive,” Smoughton says. “It’s to tell you something is about to explode. In this case it’s about being unable to resist the urge to dance. About giving over to rhythm and sound.”


                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            1. Cuatro Berimbau
                                                                                                                            2. Lemonade
                                                                                                                            3. Fire In The Hole
                                                                                                                            4. Barracuda
                                                                                                                            5. The Black Peach Boogie
                                                                                                                            6. Spice Route
                                                                                                                            7. Pillars Of Hercules

                                                                                                                            Bonus Dinked 7”
                                                                                                                            Side A
                                                                                                                            Bad Luck
                                                                                                                            Side B
                                                                                                                            Dub Peach Boogie

                                                                                                                            Chris Carter

                                                                                                                            Small Moon

                                                                                                                              ‘Small Moon’: Originally released in 1999. A pulsing classic that takes you down to the nightclub and floats you home. Double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with bonus track ‘Small Moon Redux’ from 2018.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              Arcadia
                                                                                                                              Praxiz
                                                                                                                              Klypp'D
                                                                                                                              Non-Pop
                                                                                                                              Reazymn
                                                                                                                              Soho… 3am
                                                                                                                              Small Moon Redux

                                                                                                                              Shana Cleveland has been beguiling listeners for years in her role as the superlative frontwoman for elastic surf rockers La Luz. Now Cleveland is evolving her sound on the new solo full-length Night of the Worm Moon, a serene album that flows like a warm current while simultaneously wresting open a portal to another dimension. As much a work of California sci-fi as Octavia Butler’s Parable novels, Night of the Worm Moon incorporates everything from alternate realities to divine celestial bodies. Inspired in part by one of her musical idols, the Afro-futurist visionary Sun Ra (the album’s title is a tip of the hat to his 1970 release Night of the Purple Moon), the record blends pastoral folk with cosmic concerns.

                                                                                                                              Cleveland dreamt up this premise while living in Los Angeles, a city where--as deftly explored on La Luz’s recent Floating Features--reality and fantasy casually co-exist. Abetting Cleveland during the recording process was a familiar gallery of co-conspirators: multi-instrumentalist Will Sprott of Shannon & the Clams, original La Luz bassist Abbey Blackwell, Goss, pedal steel player Olie Eshelman, and Kristian Garrard, who drummed on Cleveland’s previous solo effort (with then-backing band The Sandcastles), 2011’s Oh Man, Cover the Ground.

                                                                                                                              But whereas that album was internal and contemplative, Night of the Worm Moon occupies a different, vibrant kind of headspace. UFO sightings, insect carcasses, and twilight dimensions are all grist for Cleveland’s restless creativity, and they and other inspirations collide beautifully on the album’s 10 kaleidoscopic tracks--a spacebound transmission from America’s weirdo frontier.

                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                              Javi says: ‘Night of the Worm Moon’ is as much an album of acoustic lullabies as it is of shifting ethereal nightmares - and it’s this balance between the beautiful and the unnerving which allows Shana Cleveland’s ruminations on sleep, love, and identity to be so beguiling.
                                                                                                                              “Don’t Let Me Sleep” pulls us gently into this nocturnal world full of harps, zithers, vibraphones and lutes before second track and album highlight “Face of the Sun” trembles in, lilting between Latin guitar rhythms and wailing slide guitar. There are such nods to spaghetti western soundtracks throughout the album, in both the instrumentation and the slow, trundling tempo of tracks like “Solar Creep” and masterful “Invisible When The Sun Leaves”.
                                                                                                                              That’s not to say the album is a wholly analogue affair, though - the synth bass and eerie affected whistles of “The Fireball” are just as poignant as the more stripped back moments. At times the bass sounds like it’s going to swallow the song whole, lending a sense of intense anxiety to the proceedings, sucking the listener in.
                                                                                                                              If La Luz are the sound of bright summer days spent surfing and swimming in the sun, then ‘Night of the Worm Moon’ - the debut solo offering by frontwoman Shana Cleveland - shows us a parallel world that only appears once the sun has set and the stars have taken its place in the sky. From the first tender plucks to the final twilit twinkles, Cleveland has crafted an album as warm as it is melancholy, and as intimate as it is intoxicating.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Don’t Let Me Sleep
                                                                                                                              2. Face Of The Sun
                                                                                                                              3. In Another Realm
                                                                                                                              4. Castle Milk
                                                                                                                              5. Night Of The Worm Moon
                                                                                                                              6. Invisible When The Sun Leaves
                                                                                                                              7. The Fireball
                                                                                                                              8. Solar Creep
                                                                                                                              9. A New Song
                                                                                                                              10. I’ll Never Know

                                                                                                                              “What species is this? What century?” Forged in a rural idyll in Middle-England, the new album Pastoral, by Gazelle Twin, exhumes England’s rotten past, and shines a torch over its ever-darkening present. Told through a troupe of multi-gender voices, in vernaculars old and new; from the shrill echo of folksong to tabloid-tinged jaunts, the artist aka Elizabeth Bernholz, presents the notion that “there is horror in every idyll, and danger lurking beyond the “quaint” ”.

                                                                                                                              The village square - once host to centuries of public torture - becomes a floral framed postcard, dolled-up for the Summer Fête. A sunny, afternoon walk over the hills unsettles a cloud of angry flies feeding from unidentifiable remains. Bigoted vitriol gently murmurs amidst tearoom chatter, as the neatly framed pastoral picture dissolves into a solemn ennui.

                                                                                                                              Four years in the making, amidst life-changing events, including a move far out of the city, Pastoral will be the first major release by the artist since her widely acclaimed LP UNFLESH (2014, Anti-Ghost Moon Ray) and is seamlessly on-theme, together with Bernholz’s J.G. Ballard-inspired A/V show ’Kingdom Come’ (soundtrack released November 2017, Anti-Ghost Moon Ray) - a fascism-infused hellscape, this time set in deepest Old England.

                                                                                                                              As its sole creator, Gazelle Twin “The Composer, Musician and Producer” has crafted an album overflowing with a frenzy of traditional and contemporary musical tropes; from early music instrumentation - the harpsichord and the humble recorder, fed through myriad electronics - to the compelling, ritualistic application of found sample-looping. Beyond Bernholz’s signature choral-infusions, here reverberating like a warped Sunday Service, there are even shades of ‘90s house and the once-thriving rural rave scene, albeit recalled as a watery, second-hand memory.

                                                                                                                              In its consummation it is an album that feels pan-century, even pan-species. Set against a verdant backdrop of hedgerows and steeples, Gazelle Twin “The Artist and Performer”, constructs an eccentric and commanding visual embodiment of all-of-the-above - a costume fit for a court Jester of the 21st Century.
                                                                                                                              The colours of Neo-Nationalism. Coke cans, and DANGER. “It” (not “she”) hints at folkloric traditions with a footy mascot twist. The “Ye Olde” and “The Everyman” of the English cliché. Brandishing a sneer and a hobby horse. A riddle and a recorder. A jeer and a square dance in red, Adidas Gazelle’s, and a mad, fixed GRIN - first glimpsed in the single, ‘Hobby Horse’ (22 June, Anti-Ghost Moon Ray). A deranged, absurd reflection of deranged and absurd times.

                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                              Martin says: Bernholz returns for another brilliantly off-piste collection of post-NIN industrial scree, thudding glitches and bit-crushed vocal abstractions, filtered through a rosy, synth-pop filter and smashed into a thousand pieces before being reformed, Burrough-style. Completely baffling but thoroughly brilliant.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1/ Folly
                                                                                                                              2/ Better In My Day
                                                                                                                              3/ Little Lambs
                                                                                                                              4/ Old Thorn
                                                                                                                              5/ Dieu Et Mon Droit
                                                                                                                              6/ Throne
                                                                                                                              7/ Mongrel
                                                                                                                              8/ Glory
                                                                                                                              9/ Tea Rooms
                                                                                                                              10/ Jerusalem
                                                                                                                              11/ Dance Of The Peddlers
                                                                                                                              12/ Hobby Horse
                                                                                                                              13/ Sunny Stories
                                                                                                                              14/ Over The Hills

                                                                                                                              "Cochin Moon" (コチンの月 Kochin no Tsuki) is Haruomi Hosono's fifth solo album. Initially intended as a collaboration with illustrator Tadanori Yokoo, who traveled to India alongside Hosono (as part of a group) for inspiration; Yokoo ended up only drawing the cover, having been the worst victim of an outburst of severe diarrhea amongst the group during the trip, rendering this as a Hosono solo album. Cochin Moon was conceptually written as the soundtrack of a non-existent Bollywood film, a trait inspired by the artists' trip. The album includes performances by Tin Pan Alley keyboardist Hiroshi Satō and Yellow Magic Orchestra members Ryuichi Sakamoto & Hideki Matsutake. Despite being Hosono's first completely electronic solo album (at the time YMO's debut was still being recorded, making this Hosono's first electronic album to be released), the exotica feel of Hosono's previous solo work is still present. The first half of the album (named after an Indian hotel that the group was in for the trip, a picture of the hotel's front appears in the back of the album's packaging) consists of three thematically themed songs, the second half of the album (and Hosono's keyboard performance) is credited to "Shuka Nishihara" (西原朱夏), a pseudonym Hosono created as a play on Hakushū Kitahara's pseudonym.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. "Ground Floor···Triangle Circuit On The Sea-Forest" 
                                                                                                                              2. "Upper Floor···Moving Triangle" 
                                                                                                                              3. "Roof Garden···Revel Attack" 
                                                                                                                              4. "Hepatitis" 
                                                                                                                              5. "Hum Ghar Sajan" 
                                                                                                                              6. "Madam Consul General Of Madras" 

                                                                                                                              Felt

                                                                                                                              Me And A Monkey On The Moon: Remastered

                                                                                                                                Following the release of FELT’s first five albums in February, the band’s reissue campaign continues with the second half of their discography. During the ‘80s Felt recorded ten albums and ten singles for the Cherry Red and Creation labels. This gorgeously-produced series explores the work of one of the greatest indie groups in recent memory.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                Disc: 1
                                                                                                                                1. I Can’t Make Love To You Anymore
                                                                                                                                2. Mobile Shack
                                                                                                                                3. Free
                                                                                                                                4. Budgie Jacket
                                                                                                                                5. Cartoon Sky
                                                                                                                                6. New Day Dawning
                                                                                                                                7. Down An August Path
                                                                                                                                8. Never Let You Go
                                                                                                                                9. She Deals In Crosses
                                                                                                                                10. Get Out Of My Mirror

                                                                                                                                Disc: 2 (7”)
                                                                                                                                1. Space Blues
                                                                                                                                2. Tuesday’s Secret

                                                                                                                                Papa M

                                                                                                                                A Broke Moon Rises: Music For Four Acoustic Guitars By Papa M

                                                                                                                                  Late 2016’s ‘Highway Songs’ brought Papa M back to us, after many years of silence and several harrowing dances with death for his Id-ego/host body, David Pajo. Now, two years on down the road, we’re all here again to witness ‘A Broke Moon Rises’.

                                                                                                                                  ‘Highway Songs’ was a necessarily cathartic experience in all phases. Afterwards, with no tour dates forthcoming (partially due to lousy clubs and their lack of wheelchair-accessible stage doors), it felt good just to play for fun again, like being in the practice space instead of the psych ward - a much healthier change of pace than some might guess. David blew it out; all the different styles he’s played in over the years, from folk-blues to metal, electronic, pop, Bollywood... all of it. When the spasms subsided, however, a back-to-roots sediment remained in the bottom of the bowl, which he read as a motive for a new Papa M album done with all acoustic instruments. That’s how there’s nothing electric about ‘A Broke Moon Rises’. Even the drums are acoustic.

                                                                                                                                  The five songs of ‘A Broke Moon Rises’ find David focusing his technique in unknown directions, to find out what he can do with them. When that happens, he finds himself on the very spot where Papa M music becomes alive. As the quietly funereal march of the opening track resonates with a spare drum beat, we are completely transfixed into the open spaces around the guitars.

                                                                                                                                  David’s been engineering and mixing his records for years, so the sensation of his sound-thoughts doesn’t entirely surprise us, even in their latest, acoustic anointment. Layers of guitars curl and unfurl, falling away from the centre with feathery softness. Slide figures cut through the progressions with a rusty glide. Arpeggiations flicker with light, leading into a change that’ll break on ones ear like a small revelation. Even the sound of Papa M playing in the room, leaning forward or untouching the strings, provides textural byplay in created space. ‘A Broke Moon Rises’ is meditative in the most active sense, with the unquiet mind leaping from place to place in a static, spartan theatre. All of which action makes hypnotic music, perfect for listening.

                                                                                                                                  The album’s title is based upon his son’s observation of a half-moon one evening (when his son was 29) and it helped infuse the record with an essential feeling, which draws to a decidedly tasty conclusion with David taking on an Arvo Pärt piece. After years of fascination with the music, listening in passivity, he finally decided to do something about understanding it by playing it himself. If you’re wondering, that’s the key to ‘A Broke Moon Rises’.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  The Upright Path
                                                                                                                                  Walt’s
                                                                                                                                  A Lighthouse Reverie
                                                                                                                                  Shimmers
                                                                                                                                  Spiegel Im Spiegel

                                                                                                                                  Optimo Music treat all fans of indie miserablism, bedroom gloom and post punk groan to the new album from Jacob Yates (Uncle John and Whitelock). Not only is he one of the label's all-time favourite artists from Glasgow, but he is one of their favourite artists from anywhere. Criminally unknown except to a few who have been long transfixed by his recordings and performances, we hope this release will open a few more ears to his wondrous musical world.

                                                                                                                                  “The Hare, The Moon, The Drone” is the gloom auteur's third LP. This recording finds the band exploring dark hawthorn hedged lanes, moors and suburban, new build estates. There's something more earthy about the songs but the menace and darkness remains. Musically there is a big shift on this album, a field recording of a folk band from a dark, pine filled glen. The opener, The Car sets the scene for the rural side of the album, dank and stone cold. The tracks then shift through the woods, people turn into animals, we pass a sunlit glade, do you hear a love song? Cassie Ezeji closes the side sweetly lamenting in Gaelic as the snow falls.

                                                                                                                                  Side two is a more urban affair opening with despair in a bedroom in Belgium, we visit a faith healer and drop in on your lonely mother. Lovatt recounts the story of a karaoke addicted murderer before we finally go home to our new build just outside of town where the pylons tower over Michael and his sister Rachel. It's a journey you can go on, looking out of the window of the bus, glimpses of lives glide by, cards on seats promise to help you. Ding! It's time to get off.


                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  The Car
                                                                                                                                  The Human
                                                                                                                                  The Hare
                                                                                                                                  The Moon
                                                                                                                                  The Drone (Part 1)
                                                                                                                                  The Drone (Part 2)
                                                                                                                                  Mr. Marouf
                                                                                                                                  A Scene From An Empty Living Room
                                                                                                                                  Outside The Needle Exchange
                                                                                                                                  Michael

                                                                                                                                  Moon Gangs

                                                                                                                                  Earth Loop

                                                                                                                                    ‘Earth Loop’, the debut album by BEAK> keyboardist William Young’s Moon Gangs project, is set for release via Village Green Recordings.

                                                                                                                                    A classically-trained pianist, Young composed ‘Earth Loop’ “half and half in a classical sense,” some played live on keyboards, with ideas notated traditionally, the other half created using analogue sequencers with random voltage sources.

                                                                                                                                    “Earth Loop mainly came out of jamming with synths. The mixer I use is an old Tascam 144 so if things are sounding good I just hit record and get it to tape. Everything started as big long rambles recorded live that are then trimmed down into something more concise. Inspiration-wise I’d been listening to more classical stuff, a lot of chamber music for strings, and I think that shows in the string section-y bits. Although they’re all synths, not actual strings. It was recorded all over the place over quite a long time which I guess is why there are a lot of different ‘moods’ on it, rather than it being a document of a specific period of time/place. I also started building a field recording library over the last couple of years so there’s quite a bit of that in there, but they’re generally processed and run through synths so they’re not too recognisable.” - William Young, Moon Gangs

                                                                                                                                    Young’s introduction to synth music came from listening to film scores when he was a teenager, such as ‘Terminator’, ‘Videodrome’, ‘Zombie Flesh Eaters’ and ‘Phantasm’. Scores from kosmische pioneers Tangerine Dream and Popol Vuh also played a large part in these formative musical years.

                                                                                                                                    Not going out much as a child, Young spent a lot of time indoors playing video games. Instead of a SNES, his mum bought him a Commodore 64 as she thought the keyboard made it seem more educational. Certain games and their soundtracks also struck a chord, such as ‘The Last Ninja’, ‘Dante’s Inferno’, ‘Stormlord’ and ‘Castle Master’.

                                                                                                                                    Moon Gangs officially began in 2011, with the release of ‘Sea/Sky’ on cassette tape via the incipient Where To Now label. Friends from his time spent in Brighton, it was both Young’s and the label’s first release and set the tone for his later output with ambient, analogue synth loops and foreboding, cinematic drones. Subsequent releases followed, such as 2014’s self-titled EP, mixed by Hookworms’ MJ, and an appearance on the Blanck Mass-curated film score ‘The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears’, released via Death Waltz.

                                                                                                                                    Moon Wiring Club

                                                                                                                                    When A New Trick Comes Out, I Do An Old One

                                                                                                                                      A triple CD set of archive / unreleased / unearthed MWC sounds to celebrate their 10th year of functionality. The first disc, A Field Full Of Sunken Horses hearkens back to MWC’s earliest phase c. 2003-2009, including the titular fan fave which was issued as 128kbps MP3 only by The Wire in 2005, and now appears in high quality along with the flanging, bubbling magick of Rotten Druid and the bandy-legged swagger of Owd Lad Night. The 2nd disc, Tripping In The Elizabethan Sense brings us up to the period surrounding Clutch It Like A Gonk, namely variations on a "dance” music theme and the results spell out an array of eerie-step beats and mystic foxtrots.

                                                                                                                                      The final disc We In This Hill Are Alive relinquishes a further 22 tracks of undulating soundscapes, taking inspiration from rugged Northern English hills and valleys to render a series of deep topographical studies mapping plasmic links between stone circles, hill mounds and ancient folk dressed in cutting edge couture. This is a music and upside down world unto itself, one where clocks go backwards and anthropomorphic fancies are an everyday occurrence ~ familiar to many, and seductive to many more.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      A - A Field Full Of Sunken Horses (GEPH010CDA)

                                                                                                                                      1-1 Planting By The Signs
                                                                                                                                      1-2 Peel Of Bees
                                                                                                                                      1-3 A Central Variation
                                                                                                                                      1-4 The Moontower
                                                                                                                                      1-5 Magpie Mine
                                                                                                                                      1-6 He've Got Saint Lawrence On The Shoulder*
                                                                                                                                      1-7 Wolves In My House
                                                                                                                                      1-8 The Potting Shed
                                                                                                                                      1-9 Return To Shoebox Garden
                                                                                                                                      1-10 Penfriends
                                                                                                                                      1-11 Rotten Druid
                                                                                                                                      1-12 Marshlight No. 2
                                                                                                                                      1-13 Squire Skipling's Horrible Hobby
                                                                                                                                      1-14 The Rabbit's Warning
                                                                                                                                      1-15 Shopping In Fog
                                                                                                                                      1-16 Curdled Footpath
                                                                                                                                      1-17 Carousel Jack
                                                                                                                                      1-18 13 O'Clock Hallucinations 2
                                                                                                                                      1-19 Owd Lad Night
                                                                                                                                      1-20 Autumn Fair Advertisement
                                                                                                                                      1-21 10,000 Frozen Steps
                                                                                                                                      1-22 Music In The Woods

                                                                                                                                      B - Tripping In The Elizabethan Sense (GEPH010CDB)

                                                                                                                                      2-1 Autumn Theatricals
                                                                                                                                      2-2 Galaxy Class
                                                                                                                                      2-3 Circle Of Power
                                                                                                                                      2-4 Infernal Devices (Electrickery Mix)
                                                                                                                                      2-5 Gonk Electric
                                                                                                                                      2-6 Original Wolf Bounce
                                                                                                                                      2-7 Gonk Operetta (Phantom Mix)
                                                                                                                                      2-8 Gonk Stealth
                                                                                                                                      2-9 Sly Gavotte (Dizzy Mix)
                                                                                                                                      2-10 Special Nougat (Ghastly Nougat Mix)
                                                                                                                                      2-11 Antiques Roadshow (Lost Somewhere Mix)
                                                                                                                                      2-12 Spellcasting Summat (Could Be Hiding Mix)
                                                                                                                                      2-13 Gonk Woozy
                                                                                                                                      2-14 Always A Party (Fancy Fizz Mix)
                                                                                                                                      2-15 Teatime Tick-tock Club
                                                                                                                                      2-16 Gonk Materialize
                                                                                                                                      2-17 Tudorbethan Jobbernowl (Full Jobbernowl Mix)
                                                                                                                                      2-18 History Of Light Entertainment
                                                                                                                                      2-19 Gonk Express
                                                                                                                                      2-20 Strangewood Fair (Flaming Candyfloss Mix)
                                                                                                                                      2-21 Hunted By Sentient Topiary
                                                                                                                                      2-22 Ponder Ye (Extra Ponder Mix)

                                                                                                                                      C - We In This Hill Are All Alive (GEPH010CDC)

                                                                                                                                      3-1 Another Another Dreame
                                                                                                                                      3-2 Endless Library
                                                                                                                                      3-3 Location Spell
                                                                                                                                      3-4 Eye Spy The Grey World
                                                                                                                                      3-5 Refined Treacle Scryer
                                                                                                                                      3-6 Nine Decaying Castles
                                                                                                                                      3-7 Eternal Lovebirds (Midnight Mix)
                                                                                                                                      3-8 Scorpio Pankenmannikins
                                                                                                                                      3-9 Dispatch The Courtiers (Body Switcher)
                                                                                                                                      3-10 Fine Big Hats
                                                                                                                                      3-11 Exit Magic Control
                                                                                                                                      3-12 Meadow Signals
                                                                                                                                      3-13 If You Had The Key *
                                                                                                                                      3-14 Midsummer Visitation
                                                                                                                                      3-15 Silver Wolves
                                                                                                                                      3-16 Creeping Into The Kitchen
                                                                                                                                      3-17 Time Means Nowt
                                                                                                                                      3-18 Redcaps In Barley
                                                                                                                                      3-19 Absurd Games Night
                                                                                                                                      3-20 A New Face On An Old Friend (Blazing)
                                                                                                                                      3-21 Coaxing Zeus Into Bird Parallel *
                                                                                                                                      3-22 Answer The Silent Question

                                                                                                                                      Criminal’ is a confessional work. Through the stark lens of shame and guilt that has followed Luis Vasquez since a violent childhood growing up within the humming ambient sprawl of 80s Mojave Desert, here he documents the gut-wrenching sound of going to war with himself. Battling with his own sanity, self-hatred, insecurity, self-entitlement and grappling with the risk of these things transforming him into a person he despises, Vasquez has laid his feelings bare with this: his confession and most self-reflective work to date.

                                                                                                                                      “Guilt is my biggest demon and has been following me since childhood. Everything I do strengthens the narrative that I am guilty” Vasquez reflects. “The concept of ‘Criminal’ is a desperate attempt to find relief by both confessing to my wrongdoings and by blaming others for their wrongdoings that have affected me.”

                                                                                                                                      ‘Criminal’ marks a striking and important chapter in his self-exploration, both artistically and emotionally. As a young musician living in Oakland, Vasquez began to try and process the narrative of his difficult upbringing veiled through musical exploration. Taking krautrock's motorik beats and Post-Punk deconstructions and honing them into a hushed percussive incantation, The Soft Moon's self-titled debut album took shape. The album was released in late 2010 by Captured Tracks and was praised by critics and emulated by contemporaries.

                                                                                                                                      In 2012 the apocalyptic conceptual work of 'Zeros' emerged, shortly followed by Vasquez moving to Venice, Italy in 2013, acting as a catalyst for 2014’s release, ‘Deeper’. While previous albums were primarily instrumental records, where Vasquez’s voice was diffused amidst the music as another instrument, ‘Deeper’ marked the beginning of a new musical direction where vocals and lyrics became something more than a mere presence. ‘Deeper’ was a descent into the womb of childhood trauma, anxiety and fear, and although Vasquez survived this dark exploration of himself, he did not return alone.

                                                                                                                                      Working once more with Maurizio Baggio, who produced ‘Deeper’, at La Distilleria in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy, ‘Criminal’ sees Vasquez further explore putting his lyrics at the forefront and letting his raw emotions flow. The album is Vasquez's way of holding himself accountable and seeking redemption for the abuse he inflicts on himself and others, and acknowledges roots in the abuse which, inflicted upon him as a child, broke him.

                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                      Barry says: Thudding drum machines, screaming distorted guitars and barely-there vocal abstractions fed through a wall of effects. It's a delicate but perfectly achieved bout of melodic suggestions and visceral, white-hot emotion.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1. Burn
                                                                                                                                      2. Choke
                                                                                                                                      3. Give Something
                                                                                                                                      4. Like A Father
                                                                                                                                      5. The Pain
                                                                                                                                      6. It Kills
                                                                                                                                      7. ILL
                                                                                                                                      8. Young
                                                                                                                                      9. Born Into This
                                                                                                                                      10. Criminal

                                                                                                                                      Nick Garrie

                                                                                                                                      The Moon And The Village

                                                                                                                                        In the final year of the sixties and in the final year of his teens, Nick Garrie made an album that should be regarded as one of the great classic albums of the decade: 'The Nightmare of J.B. Stanislas'. It's packed full of smart, romantic, melodious baroque-pop story telling songs with killer string and woodwind arrangements.

                                                                                                                                        Back to 2017 and now there is a new album by Nick Garrie. It's a thing of great and rare beauty. It's still very much the same Nick Garrie who made that incredible 1969 debut and the 2009 album too, but this time round it's Nick Garrie in a more reflective mood.

                                                                                                                                        Noel Gallagher takes some time out from feuding with shirty brother, Liam to put together a brand new full-length album with his High-Flying Bird cohorts. We kick things off with the decidedly 'D'You Know What I Mean'-y percussive scree, backed with distant shouting, thundering bass and growing shadowy reverbs on 'Fort Knox', obviously setting up a grand and extended entrance piece. From there we move into the stabbing horns and distorted bass of 'Holy Mountain', perfectly displaying his keen ear for melody, and almost irritating ability for penning a ruthless earworm. From there we move into the sleazy rock and roll of 'Keep On Reaching', owing as much to classic rock as it does disco with the harmonising backing vox and effervescent synth-brass. 

                                                                                                                                        'She Taught Me How To Fly' presents a truly diverse set of influences, from dreamy synths to the airy ducked bass and dusty snappy percussives, providing a perfect balance between Noel's brilliantly robust compositional techniques and the more avant construction of mesmeric Krautrock or psychedelia. 'Black & White Sunshine' couldn't possibly be any more geared towards Oasis' fans, with that legendary vocal harmony NG does so well making an appearance, as well as the three-chord progressive lift we've heard once or twice before. 

                                                                                                                                        What is most impressive is that the High Flying Birds have managed to step away from the considerable shadow that Oasis cast, whilst still retaining the melodic elements that made it resonate with so many people.   




                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        CD TRACK LISTING (STANDARD & DELUXE)
                                                                                                                                        1. Fort Knox
                                                                                                                                        2. Holy Mountain
                                                                                                                                        3. Keep On Reaching
                                                                                                                                        4. It’s A Beautiful World
                                                                                                                                        5. She Taught Me How To Fly
                                                                                                                                        6. Be Careful What You Wish For
                                                                                                                                        7. Black & White Sunshine
                                                                                                                                        8. Interlude (Wednesday Part 1)
                                                                                                                                        9. If Love Is The Law
                                                                                                                                        10. The Man Who Built The Moon
                                                                                                                                        11. End Credits (Wednesday Part 2)
                                                                                                                                        (Bonus Track) Dead In The Water (Live At RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)

                                                                                                                                        LP TRACK LISTING
                                                                                                                                        A SIDE
                                                                                                                                        1. Fort Knox
                                                                                                                                        2. Holy Mountain
                                                                                                                                        3. Keep On Reaching
                                                                                                                                        4. It’s A Beautiful World
                                                                                                                                        5. She Taught Me How To Fly
                                                                                                                                        B SIDE
                                                                                                                                        6. Be Careful What You Wish For
                                                                                                                                        7. Black & White Sunshine
                                                                                                                                        8. Interlude (Wednesday Part 1)
                                                                                                                                        9. If Love Is The Law
                                                                                                                                        10.The Man Who Built The Moon
                                                                                                                                        11.End Credits (Wednesday Part 2)

                                                                                                                                        Sun Ra And His Arkestra

                                                                                                                                        El Is A Sound Of Joy / Black Sky And Blue Moon

                                                                                                                                          Shining sounds from the dawn of the Sun Ra Arkestra. "El is A Sound of Joy" was recorded in 1956 and appeared the following year on the very first Saturn LP, Super-Sonic Jazz. Incredible is the fact that saxophonist Charles Davis, here providing the soulful baritone anchor line (counterpoint to Ra's formidable left hand), remains in the front-line of today's Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen. Shuffle swing breakdown jets leisurely, casually, masterfully, painting lush, post-modern impressions of ancient future worlds, of space, of time … of Chicago's elevated trains … Reaching for the sky, for Joy …. The “Joy” coda dovetails magically into the intro theme of "Black Sky And Blue Moon," before downshifting into another dimension of romantic outrospection. We follow The Nu Sounds, aka Cosmic Rays, on a faraway journey to the land of late-50s Chicago singing groups, the Arkestra supporting with quiet grace, pulsing in Nubians of Plutonia mode. An uncanny blend of antique blackness and bright satellites, ethereal voices perfectly in tune; thanks to Ra's disciplined coaching (plus Modern Harmonic's expert re-mastering), their sweet dynamics and exact harmonics are crystal clear. Flute solo from Marshall Allen. Hearts swelling like the full moon, ripening in the darkness to the point of bursting.

                                                                                                                                          Co-Pilgrim

                                                                                                                                          Moon Lagoon

                                                                                                                                            Optimistic recluse Mike Gale and his Winchester/Oxford collective return with eclectic indie-alt-prog opus "Moon Lagoon", their 4th album in 4 years. Farm Music is a new label run from Farm Music studio in Oxfordshire, known for recording many acclaimed alternative albums (Black Nielson, Goldrush, Danny & the Champions of the World, Electric Soft Parade, The Dreaming Spires, Ralfe Band & Co-pilgrim). ‘Still Life Hear Me’ by Black Nielson was the first of these back in 2000, so it seems fitting that the label's first release should be from ex-Black Nielson frontman Mike Gale's present combo, Co-pilgrim. Opening track ‘Turn It Around’ is a clear statement of intent. Gentle acoustic strums swept along by synth and then blown away by power-fuzz guitar; a different Co-pilgrim to the harmony-pop exponents of yore, grittier and more robust, informed by past travails (Gale's recent loss of a parent and an often debilitating agoraphobia) yet resolute and optimistic in pursuit of the yearned-for mythical utopia of the 'moon lagoon'.

                                                                                                                                            Both the second song, ‘You'll Look Pretty As a Picture When The Acid Rain Hits Ya’ and title track, ‘Moon Lagoon’ feed 90s American alt-rock through Copilgrim's pop filter (check the almost Kim Deal-esque BVs). However, it is first single and album centre-piece ‘Cylindrical Fire Escapes’ which really showcases the ambition of the record; producer & multi-instrumentalist Joe Bennett (Dreaming Spires, Goldrush, Saint Etienne, Danny & the Champs) paints an ethereal soundscape of swirling synths and chiming guitars, driven by Andy Reaney's rolling bass and bursts of pulsating rhythm from drummer/percussionist Mike Monaghan (Willie J Healey, Gaz Coombes, Man Without Country, Ralfe Band), and beautifully transcended at the finale by Claire Bennett's soaring vocals. 

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            SIDE A

                                                                                                                                            Turn It Around,
                                                                                                                                            You'll Look Pretty As A Picture When The Acid Rain Hits Ya,
                                                                                                                                            Cylindrical Fire Escapes,
                                                                                                                                            Moon Lagoon,

                                                                                                                                            SIDE B

                                                                                                                                            Thank My Stars,
                                                                                                                                            I'm Not A Wallflower,
                                                                                                                                            I'm The Wall,
                                                                                                                                            Digging Holes In The Whites Of Your Eyes,
                                                                                                                                            Wouldn't You Like To Dance?

                                                                                                                                            Lifetime of Love is the debut album by Moon Diagrams, the solo recording project of Deerhunter co-founder and drummer Moses John Archuleta. Gradually pieced together over a ten-year period, it finds Archuleta processing various stages of love, loss and regeneration via forlorn outsider pop, minimal techno and warm, weightless experimentation. Hymnal opener “Playground” has echoes of Eno and Grouper; lengthy workouts such as “The Ghost and the Host” recall long-lost Harmonia outtakes, or something from one of Warp’s Artificial Intelligence compilations; the bitter pill pop of “End of Heartache” has the scratchy guitar of New Order circa Brotherhood and the square pegness of Dazzle Ships-era OMD. Several songs are instrumental, while “Bodymaker” features Sian Ahern (Eaux, Sian Alice Group). Subtly grandiose and quietly epic, Lifetime of Love really does live up to its title: a hopeful and curious beginning makes way for a morose middle, before a bittersweet, optimistic end. 

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            1. Playground
                                                                                                                                            2. Moon Diagrams
                                                                                                                                            3. Nightmoves
                                                                                                                                            4. Blue Ring
                                                                                                                                            5. The Ghost And The Host
                                                                                                                                            6. Magic Killer
                                                                                                                                            7. Bodymaker
                                                                                                                                            8. End Of Heartache

                                                                                                                                            Cold Beat

                                                                                                                                            Over Me

                                                                                                                                              Received a 7.6 rating from Pitchfork. Following the release of COLD BEATS Worms/Year 5772 EP via bandleader HANNAH LEW’s (GRASS WIDOW) Crime on the Moon imprint, Over Me is the Bay Area act’s debut album. Propulsive and taut performances from guitarist KYLE KING and drummer BIANCA SPARTA (ERASE ERRATA) bely Lew’s glassy vocal melodies.

                                                                                                                                              A cathartic album, Lew sourced difficult personal experiences to create an immersive lyrical world sometimes fraught with paranoia, anxiety and impending doom, and also an exploration of hope and imagination—themes felt ever more acutely by a native San Franciscan artist in the midst of tech boom cataclysm once again. Over Me was recorded by PHIL MANLEY at Lucky Cat Studios in San Francisco, and mixed and mastered by MIKEY YOUNG in Australia. As a Crime on the Moon release, a percentage of sales benefit Charity: Water, an organization committed to eliminating privation in developing nations.

                                                                                                                                              Cold Beat

                                                                                                                                              Into The Air

                                                                                                                                                Received a 7.7 rating from Pitchfork. Less than a year after COLD BEAT's debut LP, Over Me, the band is set to release Into The Air on bassist, vocalist, and primary songwriter HANNAH LEW's label Crime On The Moon. Moving past the themes of grief and loss prevalent on Over Me, Into the Air explores ideas both earthly and celestial. Some songs are attempts at describing complex emotional landscapes, while others playfully wonder about physics and astronomy, often delving off into deep fantasy. But it doesn’t stop with the personal or metaphysical.

                                                                                                                                                With the exodus of artists and musicians leaving San Francisco due to increased rent prices and overall cultural changes, Cold Beat has persevered through the city’s metamorphosis into a place less and less hospitable to artists. One can pick up on a sense of discontent in the face of a rapidly growing techie millionaire culture on Into The Air. There is a sense of fighting to survive. One can almost hear the struggle represented on the record as guitars face off against increasingly prevalent synths. 

                                                                                                                                                The brainchild of The Strokes' bassist, Nikolai Fraiture, Summer Moon is a music and arts collective that features Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction (drums), Camila Grey of Uh Huh Her (keyboards/vocals) and Noah Harmon of The Airborne Toxic Event (guitar), as well as Fraiture himself on bass and lead vocals.

                                                                                                                                                Starting out as an "underground supergroup" (NME), the band's debut single, 'With You Tonight' immediately struck a chord with press and fans alike, becoming NME's 'Track Of The Week' and featuring as the soundtrack for Alexa Chung's collaboration with AG Jeans.

                                                                                                                                                Without the pressure of having to deliver an album within a certain period of time, coupled with the free-spirited nature of the band, Summer Moon has given Fraiture the freedom to experiment and expand his own musical horizons. Once the demos became fully formed songs, Summer Moon's wanderlust took them from their New York roots to Austin and back again.

                                                                                                                                                "We did most of the basic tracking at Vacation Island Studios with Matt Boynton, who did MGMT. The studio was tucked away in Brooklyn next to an overgrown parking lot filled with Puerto Rican Day parade floats and run-down classic cars. I then reached out to Brad Bell (Arcade Fire, The War On Drugs) at Public Hi-Fi Studios in Austin who helped produce some of the early tracks."

                                                                                                                                                With Fraiture playing many of the parts himself on the album, it resulted in heavy experimentation in order to discover new sonic landscapes and fully capture how the songs should sound.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                Happenin'
                                                                                                                                                With You Tonight
                                                                                                                                                Cleopatra
                                                                                                                                                Class A
                                                                                                                                                Chemical Solution
                                                                                                                                                L.I.T.A.
                                                                                                                                                Girls On Bikes
                                                                                                                                                Car Vs Bldg
                                                                                                                                                Into The Sun
                                                                                                                                                Walk Out Music

                                                                                                                                                Simbad (aka SMBD) is a stalwart of the underground music scene in the UK; this multifaceted producer can turn his hand to a number of sounds and styles. Since his 2007 album "Supersonic Revelation" and his acclaimed dancefloor hit "Soul Fever", the London based Frenchy has been constantly travelling the five continents entertaining delighted clubbers with his super energetic DJ skills or producing and recording various artists from many different genres including deeper dubstep don Mala (DMZ), UK Hip Hop star Roots Manuva, Cuban songstress Dayme Arocena, Detroit House producer Kai Alce, Berlin based deep Techno artist Fred P, Seun Kuti from Afrobeat's most famous family, Brazilian superstar artist/actor Seu Jorge and being production mentor for the king of cool, radio DJ Gilles Peterson (who made him one of the resident at his Worldwide Festivals). With the "Moon Theory" EP Simbad demonstrates his talent on some deep analog frequencies for the very solid & ever growing label that is Apron Records. As the music wizard puts it himself : ‘I'm just trying to make some timeless shhhhh man, soul in all forms really, trying anyway! And I guess that the best is yet to come.' Recommended.

                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                Matt says: Apron continues to remain completely crucial through 2017. Funkinevin's uncompromising label constantly offering up gritty, real life alternatives to the gloss'n'polish fakery of this world.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                A1. Message
                                                                                                                                                A2. Nuwhat
                                                                                                                                                A3. Message 406Y

                                                                                                                                                Famous Moon King

                                                                                                                                                Famous Moon King

                                                                                                                                                  The elusive Famous Moon King smash out a cassette for Manchester odd-noise/electronic stalwarts Tesla Tapes. 'Crumbling Towers' starts us off with an insectoid infusion of warbling synths and swooping ambience, over a slow-mo throbbing bass, before moving onto the syncopated delayed synth-work of 'Fudge Palace', sending found sounds and industrial hum headfirst into the tightly woven net of saw-waves and staggered gate-pulses. 

                                                                                                                                                  'Meancing Urges' sees more of the fractured skittering beats spread beneath cosmic space-station ambience and gloomy dread-pads, before moving into the rhythmic instability and delectable unpredictability of the flourishing electronic noise of 'Mao Mao' 

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1. CRUMBLING TOWERS 04:02
                                                                                                                                                  2. FUDGE PALACE 05:47
                                                                                                                                                  3. Menacing Urges 03:42
                                                                                                                                                  4. MAO MAO 04:30
                                                                                                                                                  5. Champion Lover 05:12

                                                                                                                                                  Sun Kil Moon

                                                                                                                                                  Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood

                                                                                                                                                    “‘Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood’, for the most part, captures events from January to August of this year and how I processed it all while traveling.

                                                                                                                                                    “[…] I’m blessed to have met the very talented Justin Broadrick and to have made these beautiful albums with him.

                                                                                                                                                    “These two new albums capture more than my reactions to mass murders or the passing of beloved heroes like David Bowie or Muhammad Ali. The Sun Kil Moon and Jesu/Sun Kil Moon albums are also full of love, humor, and my gratitude

                                                                                                                                                    Prince

                                                                                                                                                    Parade (Music From The Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon)

                                                                                                                                                      Prince's eighth studio album and the last to feature his backing band The Revolution, Parade was, essentially, the soundtrack to his second film 'Under The Cherry Moon' and was viewed at the time as a creative comeback after what many people perceived as it's disapponting predecessor 'Around The World In A Day'.

                                                                                                                                                      Containing probably his biggest hit and scourge of every dj the world over 'Kiss' and a couple of lesser known, but absolute MONSTERS in 'Girls And Boys' and 'Sometimes It Snows In April' , 'Parade' is the sound of an artist at his creative peak.




                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      1 Christopher Tracy's Parade 2:12
                                                                                                                                                      2 New Position 2:20
                                                                                                                                                      3 I Wonder U 1:40
                                                                                                                                                      4 Under The Cherry Moon 2:57
                                                                                                                                                      5 Girls & Boys 5:30
                                                                                                                                                      6 Life Can Be So Nice 3:14
                                                                                                                                                      7 Venus De Milo 1:55
                                                                                                                                                      8 Mountains 3:58
                                                                                                                                                      9 Do U Lie? 2:44
                                                                                                                                                      10 Kiss 3:38
                                                                                                                                                      11 Anotherloverholenyohead 4:01
                                                                                                                                                      12 Sometimes It Snows In April 6:49

                                                                                                                                                      Having announced themselves to the world with their acclaimed self-titled debut in 2014, Arc Iris return with their second album, ‘Moon Saloon’, released on Bella Union.

                                                                                                                                                      ‘Moon Saloon’ constitutes a natural progression from the first album’s whimsical explorations. Produced by the group and mixed by electronic producer David Wrench of FKA Twigs and Caribou fame, the album showcases beat-heavy melodies and textural, grooveriding rhythms. It developed from the band’s distillations of musical influences, combining traditional elements with percussive structures and dense, beguiling harmonies.

                                                                                                                                                      In many ways this second album captures Arc Iris’ musical odyssey as a band. “It has a heavier sound, more intense,” says Arc Iris keyboardist Zach Tenorio- Miller, who makes liberal use of sampling in many of the songs. The group matches an unusual array of organic acoustic instruments with layered electronic sounds.

                                                                                                                                                      “Though they are only a three-piece, they have a large arsenal of sounds and sensibilities to work with, and they use every bit of it to make beautifully textured soundscapes difficult to box into any genre.” - Stereogum

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      Kaleidoscope
                                                                                                                                                      Kingdom Come
                                                                                                                                                      Paint With The Sun
                                                                                                                                                      Pretending
                                                                                                                                                      She Arose
                                                                                                                                                      Lilly
                                                                                                                                                      Johnny
                                                                                                                                                      Saturation Brain
                                                                                                                                                      Rainy Days
                                                                                                                                                      Moon Saloon

                                                                                                                                                      ‘Blood Moon’, M. Craft’s third full length album, is very much a score for seclusion. Inspired by witnessing the titular lunar event twice during his time as a desert resident, ‘Blood Moon’ began life in a studio in nearby Los Angeles as a series of unstructured, experimental piano pieces.

                                                                                                                                                      Constructed from those piano recordings with additional percussion from another temporary desert dweller, Seb Rochford (Polar Bear) and occasional orchestration, ‘Blood Moon’ is a stunning fusion of freeform instrumental explorations and properly pure songs.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      New Horizons
                                                                                                                                                      Blood Moon
                                                                                                                                                      Chemical Trails
                                                                                                                                                      Afterglow
                                                                                                                                                      Midnight
                                                                                                                                                      Love Is The Devil
                                                                                                                                                      Me And My Shadow
                                                                                                                                                      Morphic Fields
                                                                                                                                                      Where Go The Dreams
                                                                                                                                                      Love Is All

                                                                                                                                                      Radiohead's ninth LP proper sees them once again couple with mega-producer Nigel Godrich. Together they have created possibly the band's most coherent record of their whole career.  Some of these songs date well back in time and that coupled with the accessibility of comeback single Burn The Witch and their recent  dare-I-say fan-pleasing set-lists suggest a group finally comfortable in their own skin, embracing all that they really are.  So you do still get electronica, but less of the fractured kind. Sure, Thom still sings of alienation, doubt and paranoia, but  in the most beautiful way imaginable. These songs  build and build, swept into shape by Johnny Greenwood's London Contemporary Orchestra strings, peppered with psych-folk and even dub reggae vibes. It's heavy, (let's face it) depressive, but eminently listenable. One for diehards, but crucially, the casual listeners too. 





                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                      Andy says: These songs build and build, swept into shape by Johnny Greenwood's London Contemporary Orchestra strings, peppered with psych-folk and even dub reggae vibes. It's heavy, (let's face it) depressive, but eminently listenable. One for diehards, but crucially, the casual listeners too. One of the last bands standing that truly matter to their people. They just don't disappoint!

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      Burn The Witch
                                                                                                                                                      Daydreaming
                                                                                                                                                      Decks Dark
                                                                                                                                                      Desert Island Disk
                                                                                                                                                      Ful Stop
                                                                                                                                                      Glass Eyes
                                                                                                                                                      Identikit
                                                                                                                                                      The Numbers
                                                                                                                                                      Present Tense
                                                                                                                                                      Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief
                                                                                                                                                      True Love Waits

                                                                                                                                                      Breathless

                                                                                                                                                      Blue Moon

                                                                                                                                                        Blue Moon includes tracks mixed by Victor Van Vugt - best known for his work with Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and PJ Harvey - and Drostan Madden best known for his work with The Cocteau Twins. Breathless' singer Dominic Appleton contributed lead vocals to 3 tracks on This Mortal Coil's 'Filigree And Shadow' which resulted in Ivo Watts Russell helping with the tracklisting on Breathless' 2012 album Green To Blue and leading him to proclaim 2Without exaggeration Dominic Appleton is by far, my favourite living male vocalist. He has such a beautiful, sad voice and comes up with melodies that do the same".

                                                                                                                                                        Originally only released as a 50 minute CD in jewel case. Blue Moon is now available both as a Double Vinyl LP in lavish gatefold sleeve and also as a Double CD in a mini gatefold version of the LP.

                                                                                                                                                        Both formats include the extra tracks 'Moonstone 3' and 'Blue Moon', previously (despite the latter's title), only available as obscure B Sides.

                                                                                                                                                        'Exquisite Melancholic indie pop.' THE GUARDIAN. 
                                                                                                                                                        'A Lovely tearful noise' THE TIMES. 
                                                                                                                                                        'The group shimmer darkly' THE OBSERVER.
                                                                                                                                                        'Desolate romanticism... Outstanding' THE WIRE. 
                                                                                                                                                        'Melancholy Delights' TIME OUT. 


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