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Irmin Schmidt

Villa Wunderbar / A Selection

    ‘Villa Wunderbar’ is a 2CD (also available as a digital download), compiling the work of Can founder Irmin Schmidt’s solo and soundtrack work, including two unreleased Can remixes and a collection of soundtrack pieces personally compiled by longterm collaborator Wim Wenders.

    CD 1 is a compilation of Irmin Schmidt’s extensive work as a solo artist over the past 30 years. It is accompanied by sleevenotes written by the English writer Duncan Fallowell, author of most lyrics on the album, whilst CD 2 (selected and presented by the filmmaker Wim Wenders) is an insight into Schmidt’s vast work as a composer for film and television, for which Wenders has written extensive sleevenotes.

    The compilation includes tracks such as ‘Villa Wunderbar’, ‘Kick On The Floods’ and ‘Bohemian Step’, alongside unreleased remixes by Schmidt of two Can tracks, ‘Alice’ and ‘Last Night Sleep’, and an unreleased extract from ‘La Fermosa’, a ballet by Youri Vàmos, entitled Bêtes De Passage.

    After an extensive classical education as pianist, conductor and composer, Irmin Schmidt - who studied under Stockhausen and Ligeti - established Can in the late 60s, combining classic new music with rock and jazz. The band’s powerful influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely acknowledge their importance, from Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Kanye West (who sampled ‘Sing Swan Song’) and Radiohead, as well as across other disciplines such as visual art and literature.

    After Can disbanded in the late 70s, Irmin Schmidt returned to his work as a solo artist, and the result is a vast oeuvre, which includes a series of solo albums (‘Toy Planet’ [1981], ‘Musk At Dusk’ [1987], ‘Impossible Holidays’ [1991]), an opera (‘Gormenghast’ [2000] based on the Mervyn Peak trilogy), several releases with English composer Kumo (Masters Of Confusion [2001], ‘Axolotl Eyes’ [2008], ‘Flies, Guys & Choirs’ [2008] and ‘Cyclopean EP’ [2013]), a ballet (‘La Fermosa’ by Youri Vàmos) and over 100 film scores (‘Snowland’ [2005, dir. Hans W. Geissendörfer], ‘Palermo Shooting’ [2008, dir. Wim Wenders], amongst others).

    Schmidt’s sound trips combine what normally competes and conflicts: rock, pop, jazz, classic, electronic, ambient, drum 'n’ bass, waltz, Eastern. He is a true musical alchemist.

    TRACK LISTING

    CD 1 ‘Solo Work’
    Dreambite
    Le Weekend
    Rapido De Noir
    Love
    Villa Wunderbar
    Time The Dreamkiller
    Burning Straw In Sky
    Fledermenschen
    Kick On The Floods
    Fuchsia’s Song - Rainbow Party
    Ensemble - Joy
    Bêtes De Passage
    CD 2 ‘Soundtracks’
    Flavia Theme
    Quattrocanti (Dream Theme IV)
    Fresco & Finale (Flavia Theme III & IV)
    Zicke Zick
    Schneeland
    Dangerous
    Lied Vom Verschwinden
    Geisterlied
    Rote Erde (Titel Musik)
    Es Geht Ein Schnitter
    Bohemian Step
    Roll On Euphrates
    Aller Tage Abend Walzer
    Messer Im Kopf
    Solo
    Morning In Berlin
    Verdi Prati
    Valse
    Alice (Remix)
    Last Night Sleep (Remix)

    Chris Liebing

    Another Day

      ‘Another Day’ is the latest album on Mute by techno pioneer Chris Liebing. ‘Another Day’ follows ‘Burn Slow’, and explores a stunningly expressive, euphoric and melodic side of Liebing’s technical arsenal, while maintaining the pulsating threat in his new tracks that usually imbue his club-based DJ stompers. Techno club mixes with a series of collaborators will be released concurrently with each single. The album features a constellation of contributors including Miles Cooper Seaton, Ladan (Cold Specks), Polly Scattergood, Tom Adams and Maria Uzor (Sink Ya Teeth). Liebing’s latest release delves into new technologies including exclusive NFT content. The album will be available on double clear vinyl and CD with 16-page booklet.

      TRACK LISTING

      A1 Fault Line (feat. Miles Cooper Seaton)
      A2 Patterns (feat. Maria Uzor)
      A3 10 West
      B1 Circles
      B2 Something Half Way
      C1 Another Day (feat. Polly Scattergood)
      C2 Cause & Effect
      C3 Whispers And Wires (feat. Ladan)
      D1 Hollow Town (feat. Tom Adams)
      D2 Closedown

      CD TRACKLIST

      1 Fault Line (feat. Miles Cooper Seaton)
      2 Patterns (feat. Maria Uzor)
      3 10 West
      4 Circles
      5 Something Half Way
      6 Another Day (feat. Polly Scattergood)
      7 Cause & Effect
      8 Whispers And Wires (feat. Ladan)
      9 Hollow Town (feat. Tom Adams)
      10 Closedown

      The Pop Group

      Y In Dub

        The Pop Group’s seminal 1979 album Y has been given a new dub mix by British reggae legend Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell, who has produced for a wide variety of artists including Fela Kuti, Bananarama and Linton Kwesi Johnson. This new version of the album features reimagined arrangements of the original album’s tracks with mind-bending space echoes and a plethora of other studio effects. Y is ranked by The Wire as one of the 100 Most Important Records Ever Made and by Pitchfork as one of the Best Albums of the ‘70s.

        TRACK LISTING

        1 Thief Of Fire (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
        2 Snowgirl (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
        3 Blood Money (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
        4 Savage Sea (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
        5 We Are Time (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
        6 Words Disobey Me (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
        7 Don't Call Me Pain (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
        8 Boys From Brazil (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
        9 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
        10 She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)
        11 338 (Dennis Bovell Dub Version)

        Phew

        New Decade

          The renowned avant-garde artist Phew has returned to Mute for her forthcoming album New Decade. Working with voice and electronics, New Decade’s six new tracks define her as a master of her craft. Described by pitchfork as ‘a Japanese underground legend’, she was a founding member of Osaka punk band Aunt Sally, who broke up in 1980. Since then she has worked solo and collaborated with musical luminaries including as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jim O’Rourke, Ana da Silva (The Raincoats), Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms) and Holger Czukay (Can). Her 1992 album for Mute, Our Likeness, features Alexander Hacke (Hackedepicciotto, Einstruzende Neubauten), Jaki Liebezeit (Can) and Chrislo Haas (Crime & the City Solution, DAF, Liaisons Dangereuses). New Decade will be released on CD and Limited Edition ‘Total Clear’ Vinyl. 

          TRACK LISTING

          LP Tracklist:
          A1. Snow And Pollen
          A2. Days Nights
          A3. Into The Stream
          B1. Feedback Tuning
          B2. Flashforward
          B3. Doing Nothing

          CD Tracklist:
          1. Snow And Pollen
          2. Days Nights
          3. Into The Stream
          4. Feedback Tuning
          5. Flashforward
          6. Doing Nothing

          New Order

          Be A Rebel - Remixed

            ‘Be a Rebel Remixed’ collects all the official versions of this track on physical formats for the first time and includes brand new remixes from Arthur Baker, JakoJako, Mark Reeder and Melawati. Also includes mixes from the band’s own Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris plus club mixes from Maceo Plex and Paul Woolford.

            New Order’s single ‘Be a Rebel’ was the first brand new music from the band since the release of the critically acclaimed album ‘Music Complete’ In 2015. ‘Be a Rebel Remixed’ is available on double clear vinyl and on CD. 


            TRACK LISTING

            VINYL TRACKLIST
            Be A Rebel (Paul Woolford Remix New Order Edit)
            Be A Rebel (JakoJako Remix)
            Be A Rebel (Maceo Plex Remix)
            Be A Rebel (Melawati Remix)
            Be A Rebel (Bernard's Outlaw Mix)
            Be A Rebel (Renegade Spezial Edit)
            Be A Rebel (Arthur Baker Remix)
            Be A Rebel (Mark Reeder's Dirty Devil Remix)

            CD TRACKLIST
            Be A Rebel
            Be A Rebel (Bernard’s Renegade Mix)
            Be A Rebel (Stephen’s T34 Mix)
            Be A Rebel (Bernard’s Renegade Instrumental Mix)
            Be A Rebel (Paul Woolford Remix New Order Edit)
            Be A Rebel (JakoJako Remix)
            Be A Rebel (Maceo Plex Remix)
            Be A Rebel (Melawati Remix)
            Be A Rebel (Bernard's Outlaw Mix)
            Be A Rebel (Arthur Baker Remix)
            Be A Rebel (Mark Reeder's Dirty Devil Remix)
            Be A Rebel (Edit)
            Be A Rebel (Renegade Spezial Edit)

            Yann Tiersen

            Kerber

              ‘Kerber’, the new album from Yann Tiersen, is a beautifully textured, highly immersive and thoughtfully constructed piano based album fused with electronic music. Piercing piano keys merge with swirling soundscapes, as Tiersen explores the possibilities of infinite smallness. The album was created and recorded at The Eskal, the studio he built on Ushant (the island where he lives), and ‘Kerber’ is named after a chapel in a small village on the island while each track sonically maps the landscape that surrounds Tiersen’s home. The album is available on black vinyl and CD. An extensive European tour is scheduled for 2022.

              TRACK LISTING

              1 Kerlann
              2 Ar Maner Kozh
              3 Kerdrall
              4 Ker Yegu
              5 Ker Al Loch
              6 Kerber
              7 Poull Bojer

              Martin Gore

              The Third Chimpanzee Remixed

                The Third Chimpanzee Remixed sees Martin Gore’s recent five-track release reimagined by remixers including Rrose, JakoJako, Kangding Ray and artists from the Mute family including Chris Liebing and ANNA. Martin Gore, one of the founding members and primary songwriter of Depeche Mode, explores euphoric modular sounds and develops his career’s long relationship with electronic music through the primate-themed EP. The Third Chimpanzee follows his eponymous album MG in 2015 and SSSS, his collaboration with Erasure’s Vince Clarke for their VCMG project. The artwork was created by Pockets Warhol, a capuchin monkey based in Canada who paints for charity.

                TRACK LISTING

                Howler (ANNA Remix)
                Mandrill (Barker Remix)
                Capuchin (Wehbba Remix)
                Vervet (JakoJako Remix)
                Howler (Kangding Ray Remix)
                Howler (The Exaltics Remix)
                Mandrill (Rrose Remix)
                Capuchin (Jlin Remix)
                Vervet (Chris Liebing Remix)
                Mandrill (MoReVoX Remix)

                The Knife & Planningtorock & Mount Sims

                Tomorrow, In A Year

                  In 2009, The Knife was commissioned by the Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma to provide music for an opera set to mark the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Joining Karin and Olof as collaborators were Mt. Sims and Planningtorock.

                  Karin: “We were invited by this Danish performance theatre company ​called Hotel Pro Forma ​to make this piece. And we knew it was supposed to be performed in the Danish Royal Opera House in Copenhagen.”

                  Olof: “The theatre company wanted to make an opera about evolution theory and Darwin ideas. And they asked if we could make music for that. We entered that project thinking, Of course, it’s important to talk about Darwin’s impact on fascism in Europe.​ It is as important as the colonial history of Europe — how Darwin’s ideas were misused to promote fascism. But throughout the project, it became clear that [the theatre company] was not interested in that. They were interested in biology and geology.”

                  Luckily, Karin and Olof had asked their friends Mt. Sims and Planningtorock to write the opera with them. Together, they wriggled free from conceptual potholes. Instead of bowing to the traditional form’s grandiosity, the collaborators went granular with their sonic palette.

                  Karin: “You were very into field recordings at this time.”

                  Olof: “Yes, a short period. Which, actually, I just think is silly. Who gets to say that recording this sound in nature is art? It shows the hierarchy of contemporary art. Not everyone can say that a recording of the wind, or whatever, is art.”

                  The studio recorded versions of the compositions were released as Tomorrow, In A Year in 2010 by Rabid Records. Now The Knife continues its 20th anniversary celebration as they announce the first-ever vinyl pressing of their work Tomorrow, In A Year.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1. Intro
                  A2. Epochs
                  A3. Geology
                  A4. Upheaved
                  A5. Minerals
                  B1. Ebb Tide Explorer
                  B2. Variation Of Birds
                  B3. Letter To Henslow
                  B4. Schoal Swarm Orchestra
                  C1. Annie’s Box
                  C2. Tumult
                  C3. Colouring Of Pigeons
                  D1. Seeds
                  D2. Tomorrow In A Year
                  D3. The Height Of Summer

                  NON

                  Blast Of Silence

                    A new era in experimentation by Boyd Rice with extraordinary results. 4 tracks, each exactly 20 minutes long. Quite possibly the defining work of art from NON’s career.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. 1
                    2. 2
                    3. 3
                    4. 4

                    A Certain Ratio

                    ACR:EPR

                      ACR:EPR is the last of a trilogy of EPs by A Certain Ratio.

                      Recorded with the internal brief of anything goes, ACR complete their trilogy of Eps with these four tracks, the mesmerising $ouls In The City is made up of Part 2 and Part 1, in that order, followed by the insanely catchy Night People, Big Boy Pants which was named after Joe Biden when he won the US election as it was mixed on the same day and the final track Downtime Vibes, which is a hypnotic piece of repetitive rhythms built up around a set of chimes that Jez found in the back of his car.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      $ouls In The City Part 2 & 1
                      Night People
                      Big Boy Pants
                      Downtime Vibes

                      Pole

                      Tanzboden EP

                        Tanzboden follows legendary Berlin-based producer and DJ Pole’s recent album ‘Fading’, a continuing exploration of memory and loss through his signature minimal dub sound. As with every new Pole record, it’s part of a continued forward trajectory but it also connects to a pre-existing sonic framework. “Every Pole record connects to recordings that I've made before,” Betke says, “in order to stay in this kind of vertical development. His return to Mute saw the remastered reissue of his ground-breaking Trilogy ‘1 2 3’ to much acclaim.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1 Tanzboden
                        B1 Rost

                        Liars

                        The Apple Drop

                          The Apple Drop is the 10th studio album from Liars. Recorded in Australia with avant-garde jazz drummer Laurence Pike and multi-instrumentalist Cameron Deyell, mixing their raw, organic live instrumentation with Angus’s solo tinkering at the computer, resulting in an album that blurs boundaries between the archetypal band structure and experimental electronics. The album feels distinctly and recognisably Liars, yet also fresh and singular. Rich textures overlap with engulfing ambience, before giving way to eruptive blasts of noise, crackling electronics and thrashing drums. Includes the single ’Sekwar’. 

                          TRACK LISTING

                          A1 The Start
                          A2 Slow And Turn Inward
                          A3 Sekwar
                          A4 Big Appetite
                          A5 From What The Never Was
                          B1 Star Search
                          B2 My Pulse To Ponder
                          B3 Leisure War
                          B4 King Of The Crooks
                          B5 Acid Crop
                          B6 New Planets New Undoings

                          Desire Marea

                          Desire

                            Newly signed to Mute for the physical release of the critically acclaimed album ‘Desire’, serving as a captivating introduction to the singular and multifaceted world of Kwazulu-natal born, multidisciplinary artist Desire Marea.

                            Includes the singles ‘You Think I’m Horny’ and ’Tavern Kween’.

                            Desire is from Durban and is a founding member of South African arts collective FAKA, who partnered with Versace to soundtrack their S/S 19 menswear show and were included in the Vogue World 100 and Dazed 100 lists.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Self Center
                            Zibuyile Izimakade
                            You Think I’m Horny
                            Tavern Kween
                            Thokozani
                            The Void
                            Uncle Kenny
                            Ntokozo
                            Studies In Black Trauma

                            Chris Carter

                            Electronic Ambient Remixes Three

                              Electronic Ambient Remixes Three was originally released in 2001 and includes ambient remixes and soundscapes utilising Chris Carter’s original Throbbing Gristle rhythm tapes from the 70s and 80s. Tracks from this instrumental series have been used internationally in gallery installations, performed at numerous electronic music festivals, featured on TV and radio broadcasts and within Hollywood movie trailers.

                              Chris Carter

                              Electronic Ambient Remixes One - Reissue

                                Electronic Ambient Remixes One was originally released in 2000 and includes ambient remixes and reinventions of the album ‘The Space Between’. Tracks from this instrumental series have been used internationally in gallery installations, performed at numerous electronic music festivals, featured on TV and radio broadcasts and within Hollywood movie trailers. Electronic Ambient Remixes One is now available for the first time on double violet coloured vinyl as well as CD, download and streaming.

                                Erasure

                                The Neon Remixed

                                  ‘The Neon Remixed’ sees a star-studded selection of artists reworking the original Erasure album ‘The Neon’, the band’s highest charting album in 26 years.

                                  The collection includes ‘Secrets’, a brand new track, alongside interpretations of the original album from Kim Ann Foxman, Hifi Sean, Octo Octa, Paul Humphreys (OMD), Gareth Jones, Brixxtone, Theo Kottis and more.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  2CD
                                  Secrets
                                  Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) (Hifi Sean Remix)
                                  Nerves Of Steel (Andy Bell & Gareth Jones' Sapphire And Steel Mix)
                                  Fallen Angel (Saint Remix)
                                  No Point In Tripping (John “J-C” Carr & Bill Coleman 808 BEACH Extended Remix)
                                  Shot A Satellite (GRN Extended Remix)
                                  Tower Of Love (BSB’s Stella Polaris Remix)
                                  Diamond Lies (Armageddon Turk Extended Remix)
                                  New Horizons (Matt Pop Extended Remix)
                                  Careful What I Try To Do (Brixxtone Extended Remix)
                                  Kid You’re Not Alone (Theo Kottis Remix)
                                  Secrets (Kim Ann Foxman’s Heaven Mix)
                                  No Point In Tripping (Can Love Be Synth Remix)
                                  Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) (Hifi Sean Dub)
                                  Careful What I Try To Do (Brixxtone Synthwave Dub)
                                  Nerves Of Steel (Gareth Jones’ ElectroGenetic Terabyte Of Love Mix)
                                  Kid You’re Not Alone (Paul Humphreys Remix)
                                  Secrets (Octo Octa’s Psychedelic Visions Disco Dub)

                                  2LP
                                  Secrets
                                  Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) (Hifi Sean Remix)
                                  Nerves Of Steel (Andy Bell & Gareth Jones’ Sapphire And Steel Mix)
                                  Fallen Angel (Saint Remix)
                                  No Point In Tripping (John “J-C” Carr & Bill Coleman 808 BEACH Extended Remix)
                                  Shot A Satellite (GRN Extended Remix)
                                  Tower Of Love (BSB’s Stella Polaris Remix)
                                  Diamond Lies (Armageddon Turk Extended Remix)
                                  New Horizons (Matt Pop Extended Remix)
                                  Careful What I Try To Do (Brixxtone Extended Remix)
                                  Kid You’re Not Alone (Theo Kottis Remix)
                                  Nerves Of Steel (Gareth Jones’ ElectroGenetic Terabyte Of Love Mix)

                                  A Certain Ratio

                                  ACR:EPC - Signed Edition

                                    ACR:EPC is the second of a trilogy of EPs by A Certain Ratio.

                                    EPC is dedicated to Andrew Weatherall.

                                    All four tracks on ACR:EPC are collaborations. Emperor Machine is a collaboration with Andy Meecham, also known as Emperor Machine, YOYOGRIP is a collaboration with Maria Uzor from Sink Ya Teeth and Jacknife Lee and Music Control is a collaboration with Chris Massey who remixed Dirty Boy in 2019. The track Guv’nor is inspired by longtime ACR friend Andrew Weatherall and is a collaboration in spirit.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Emperor Machine (ACR Vs The Emperor Machine)
                                    The Guv’nor
                                    YOYOGRIP (Long) Featuring Maria Uzor And Jacknife Lee
                                    Musik Kontrol (ACR Vs Massey)

                                    A Certain Ratio

                                    ACR:EPC

                                      ACR:EPC is the second of a trilogy of EPs by A Certain Ratio.

                                      EPC is dedicated to Andrew Weatherall.

                                      All four tracks on ACR:EPC are collaborations. Emperor Machine is a collaboration with Andy Meecham, also known as Emperor Machine, YOYOGRIP is a collaboration with Maria Uzor from Sink Ya Teeth and Jacknife Lee and Music Control is a collaboration with Chris Massey who remixed Dirty Boy in 2019. The track Guv’nor is inspired by longtime ACR friend Andrew Weatherall and is a collaboration in spirit.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Emperor Machine (ACR Vs The Emperor Machine)
                                      The Guv’nor
                                      YOYOGRIP (Long) Featuring Maria Uzor And Jacknife Lee
                                      Musik Kontrol (ACR Vs Massey)

                                      Alessandro Cortini

                                      Scuro Chiaro

                                        "Scuro Chiaro" is the brand new solo album from Alessandro Cortini, following his recent collaboration with Daniel Avery. "Scuro Chiaro" means ‘dark light’, and the new album shares themes with his highly acclaimed previous solo LP, "Volume Massimo". Cortini recently joined the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame as the keyboard player and bass guitarist of Nine Inch Nails, but he's a world away from their grinding industrial funk here, instead shepherding pastoral sequences and spaced out electronics through the four track, encouraging wow and flutter before each track becomes absorbed in a fog of white noise. Essential for fans of ambient, synth and drone - Barry approves!

                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        says: Cortini's last album proper (not including various reissues and remasters) 'Volume Massimo' still hasn't left my heavy rotation pile, and 'Scuro Chiaro' will no doubt get the same reception. Endlessly rich swathes of meticulously crafted analogue synths grooves, all-encompassing ambient washes and Cortini's playful melodic leanings all coalesce into a quintessential outing from one of the masters of the business.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Ecco
                                        2. Chiaroscuro
                                        3. Lo Specchio
                                        4. Corri
                                        5. Sempre
                                        6. Verde
                                        7. Nessuno
                                        8. Fiamma

                                        Sunroof

                                        Electronic Music Improvisations Vol. 1

                                          Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 1 is a collection of eight improvised modular pieces recorded in various studio spaces across London in the spring and summer of 2019 by Sunroof, aka Daniel Miller, the Founder and Chairman of Mute and Gareth Jones, a producer and engineer, notable for working with Depeche Mode, Einstürzende Neubauten, Erasure and Yann Tiersen.

                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          says: A selection of deep modular cuts, blipping oscillators and paddling arpeggios, imbued with the spirit of experimental German synth music but brought to you by a couple of already legendary names in the music biz. It's entrancing and immersive experimental synth music at its best.

                                          A Certain Ratio

                                          ACR:EPA

                                            ACR:EPA is the first of a trilogy of EPs by A Certain Ratio.

                                            EPA is dedicated to Denise Johnson and features the band’s final recordings with Denise, where they used up their final days recording time with a day jamming in the studio with no fixed agenda, the result is something very special.

                                            This EP will be followed later in the year by ACR:EPC and ACR:EPR
                                            And comes after the band’s highly acclaimed album ACR Loco and ahead of a nationwide tour.

                                            Limited edition of 2000 worldwide pressed on Valentine Red vinyl


                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            A1 Wonderland (Jam 6)
                                            A2 Keep It Together (Jam 5)

                                            B1 Down And Dirty (Jam 2)
                                            B2 Feel No Fear (Jam 1)

                                            Telex

                                            This Is Telex

                                              This Is Telex is a brand new compilation collecting 14 tracks from the innovative Belgium trio, covering their career from formation in 1978 up to the final album in 2006. This compilation includes the hit single Moskow Diskow as well as their Eurovision Song Contest entry, aptly called Euro-vision.

                                              There are also 2 wonderful and previously unreleased tracks unearthed from the Telex archive, a cover of The Beatles’ Dear Prudence and a reinterpretation of a Sonny & Cher track called The Beat Goes On/Off. 
                                              All the tracks were newly mixed and remastered from the original tapes by band members Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers, keeping all the tracks in the spirit of the originals but adding a freshness to them. 
                                              This compilation sets the way for a comprehensive reissue campaign of the entire Telex catalogue. 

                                              Housed in a gatefold cover with printed inner sleeves with notes by David Stubbs.Includes high definition download code.
                                              CD is card pack with 12 page booklet.

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              says: Active all the way from the late 70's up to 2006, there is an absolute treasure trove of wonderful Telex tracks out there, but this is by far one of the best ways to get clued in on their own particular brand of off-piste playful synth business. Including a couple unreleased tracks and new mixes of some classics, this is a must-have.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              The Beat Goes On / Off
                                              Moskow Diskow
                                              Twist A Saint-Tropez
                                              Euro-vision
                                              Dance To The Music
                                              Drama Drama
                                              Exercise Is Good For You
                                              L'amours Tojours
                                              Radio-Radio
                                              Rendez-vous Dans L'espace
                                              Beautiful Li(f)e
                                              The Numer One Song In Heaven
                                              La Bamba
                                              Dear Prudence

                                              Cabaret Voltaire

                                              BN9Drone

                                                Cabaret Voltaire is Richard H. Kirk and Shadow of Fear was the band’s first studio album in 26 years and was released in 2020 to critical acclaim.

                                                BN9Drone delves deeper into Cabaret Voltaire’s arsenal of “harsh rhythms and threatening detonations” (Classic Pop). A brand new drone album on limited edition double white vinyl, available with high definition audio download.


                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                says: There are few forces in the synth scene more influential than Cabaret Voltaire, and this outing sees Kirk delving into prime drone territory. We get slowly morphing waves of electronic scree, churning sub-bass and shadowy oscillations aplenty. A monolithic triumph from one of the greatest in the 'biz.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                LP Tracklist :

                                                A1. Eins
                                                B1. Zwei
                                                C1. Drei
                                                D1. Vier

                                                CD Tracklist :

                                                1. BN9Drone

                                                Cabaret Voltaire

                                                Dekadrone

                                                  Cabaret Voltaire is Richard H. Kirk and "Shadow of Fear" was the band’s first studio album in 26 years and was released in 2020 to critical acclaim. New release Dekadrone delves deeper into Cabaret Voltaire’s arsenal of harsh rhythms and threatening detonations, pairing guttural drone with clipped mechanical idents and snarling LFOs.




                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  LP Tracklist :
                                                  A1. Phase 1
                                                  B1. Phase 2
                                                  C1. Phase 3
                                                  D1. Phase 4

                                                  CD Tracklist :
                                                  Dekadrone

                                                  Visionist

                                                  A Call To Arms

                                                    Visionist’s first release for Mute is a hypnotic elegy. ‘A Call To Arms’ is Visionist’s third album release and where previously the artist used his vocals as samples, we hear his singing voice in the form of song and lyric for the first time.

                                                    Along with the addition of Visionist’s vocals, the album is host to a varied list of collaborators including Haley Fohr (Circuit des Yeux) and Morgan Simpson (Black Midi).

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    By Design
                                                    Form
                                                    Allowed To Dream
                                                    Nearly God
                                                    A Born New
                                                    The Fold
                                                    Lie Digging
                                                    Winter Sun
                                                    Cast

                                                    Cabaret Voltaire is Richard H. Kirk and "Shadow of Fear" was the band’s first studio album in 26 years and was released in 2020 to critical acclaim.

                                                    The single "Shadow of Funk" delves deeper into Cabaret Voltaire’s arsenal of 'vocal samples, harsh rhythms and threatening detonations' (Classic Pop).

                                                    Industrialized dancefloor darkness for the shadow lurkers and futurist primates.

                                                    Limited edition coloured vinyl with hi-def downloads as accompaniment.


                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Side A

                                                    Shadow Of Funk (12:31)

                                                    Side B

                                                    Skinwalker (10:23)
                                                    Billion Dollar (5:41)

                                                    Martin Gore

                                                    The Third Chimpanzee EP

                                                    Even as I place this record on the turntable it feels like a quasi-religious experience - an artefact containing the essence of a living synth god. The primary songwriter and founder member of Depeche Mode returns with five new solo tracks of expressive modular sounds, futuristic industrial and frazzled ecstasy. 

                                                    From the first skewed saw wave and unexpected off beat this sounds a cut above the rest, and "Howler" quickly develops into a dark and moody electronic brooder, all bursts of ECT at a mogadon pace and pent up aggression. Still, darkest before the dawn and all that, and the segue into the heart-swelling techno-pagan motif in the final third is no less than sublime. Gun fingers abound on "Mandrill", a high octane blast of industrial dancehall a la Krikor, The Bug or maybe even Clipping. - get me to the White Hotel pronto! Moving on to the B-side and we go further into the darkness, pushing through the dense, witching hour paranoia of some super slow n low Salon shit - Tolouse Low Trax style. For "Vervet", Martin incorporates a little Mille Plateaux glitch into his sound palette, creating a trippy slow techno pulser perfect for your next K-hole, before signing off with the twilight melody of "Howler's End", a gorgeous reprise of the opening track. 

                                                    A truly exceptional work of industrial synthesis. Oh, and the artwork was made by Pockets Warhol, a capuchin monkey based in Canada who paints for charity. 

                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    says: Depeche Mode main man Martin Gore set our presales alight when this new vinyl was announced, and I'm pleased to say it more than lives up to those high expectations. Terse industrial, mechanical dancehall and slow n low Salon tackle abound on this ACE release.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1 Howler
                                                    2 Mandrill
                                                    3 Capuchin
                                                    4 Vervet
                                                    5 Howler’s End

                                                    A Certain Ratio

                                                    I’d Like To See You Again - ACR Loco Edition

                                                      A Certain ratio release four special edition pressings to commemorate the release of their new album ‘ACR LOCO’. ‘I’d Like To See You Again’ is album number four and ACR pushed their sounds into new directions again. This is a more jazz-infused album that continues to receive critical acclaim today after the initial confused reaction, just like all the real classic albums that were misunderstood originally.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Touch
                                                      Saturn
                                                      Hot Knights
                                                      I’d Like To See You Again
                                                      Show Case
                                                      Sesamo Apriti – Corco Vada
                                                      Axis
                                                      Guess Who

                                                      A Certain Ratio

                                                      Sextet - ACR Loco Edition

                                                        A Certain ratio release four special edition pressings to commemorate the release of their new album ‘ACR LOCO’. ‘Sextet’ is the band’s third album and a firm fan favourite with Tilly on vocals. Includes the haunting ‘Lucinda’.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        Lucinda
                                                        Crystal
                                                        Gum
                                                        Knife Slits Water
                                                        Skipscada
                                                        Day One
                                                        Rub Down
                                                        Rialto
                                                        Below The Canal

                                                        A Certain Ratio

                                                        To Each - ACR Loco Edition

                                                          A Certain ratio release four special edition pressings to commemorate the release of their new album ‘ACR LOCO’. ‘To Each’ was the band’s second release, a double album that pushed them in a new direction creatively. Includes the classic and live favourites ‘The Fox’ and ‘Winter Hill’.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Felch
                                                          My Spirit
                                                          Forced Laugh
                                                          Choir
                                                          Back To The Start
                                                          The Fox
                                                          Loss
                                                          Oceans
                                                          Winter Hill

                                                          A Certain Ratio

                                                          The Graveyard And The Ballroom - ACR Loco Edition

                                                            A Certain ratio release four special edition pressings to commemorate the release of their new album ‘ACR LOCO’. ‘The Graveyard and The Ballroom’ was the band’s first release and set the marker for what they would achieve at the start of their relationship with Factory Records and over the following 40 years.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            Do The Du
                                                            Faceless
                                                            Crippled Child
                                                            Choir
                                                            Flight
                                                            I Fail
                                                            Strain
                                                            All Night Party
                                                            Oceans
                                                            Choir
                                                            The Fox
                                                            Suspect
                                                            Flight
                                                            Genotype-Phenotype

                                                            Cabaret Voltaire

                                                            Shadow Of Fear

                                                              Shadow of Fear is Cabaret Voltaire’s first studio album in 26 years. Richard H. Kirk is the sole remaining member; he’s released many acclaimed solo albums, having invented bleep techno via his groundbreaking work in Sweet Exorcist. Kirk has formed this new album from a series of pulverising live shows. The tone and personality of CV is ingrained in its core as it dances across techno, dub, house, 1970s Germany and general esoteric explorations coupled with mangled vocal samples.

                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                              says: As important a document as anything they've done, 'Shadow Of Fear' is a swimming electronic odyssey, split between hypnotic industrial percussion and slowly evolving synth arps, bringing the churning driven thump we know so well, as well as a more playful, danceable backbone. Superb.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1 Be Free
                                                              2 The Power (Of Their Knowledge)
                                                              3 Night Of The Jackal
                                                              4 Microscopic Flesh Fragment
                                                              5 Papa Nine Zero Delta United
                                                              6 Universal Energy
                                                              7 Vasto
                                                              8 What’s Goin’ On

                                                              New Order

                                                              Be A Rebel

                                                                New Order ‘Be a Rebel’ is the first brand new music from the band since the release of the critically acclaimed album ‘Music Complete’ In 2015. ‘Music Complete’ was the band’s highest charting album since Republic in 2003 and was included in NME and The Guardian’s Albums of the Year.

                                                                Vinyl features additional remixes from the band’s own Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                A1 Be A Rebel
                                                                A2 Be A Rebel (Bernard’s Renegade Mix)
                                                                B1 Be A Rebel (Stephen’s T34 Mix)
                                                                B2 Be A Rebel (Bernard’s Renegade Instrumental Mix)

                                                                Swans

                                                                Children Of God - Remastered Reissue

                                                                  Originally released in October 1987 on the Mute subsidiary Product Inc and reissued first in 1997, Children of God is a brand new remaster of the album and will be packaged with a bonus live album, Feel Good Now.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Original Album:
                                                                  1 New Mind
                                                                  2 In My Garden
                                                                  3 Our Love Lies
                                                                  4 Sex, God, Sex
                                                                  5 Blood And Honey
                                                                  6 Like A Drug (Sha La La La)
                                                                  7 You’re Not Real, Girl
                                                                  8 Beautiful Child
                                                                  9 Blackmail
                                                                  10 Trust
                                                                  11 Real Love
                                                                  12 Blind Love
                                                                  13 Children Of God

                                                                  Feel Good Now:
                                                                  1 Intro
                                                                  2 Blind Love
                                                                  3 Like A Drug (Sha La La La)
                                                                  4 Blood And Honey
                                                                  5 New Mind
                                                                  6 Sex, God, Sex
                                                                  7 Beautiful Child
                                                                  8 Blackmail
                                                                  9 Trust Me
                                                                  10 Children Of God
                                                                  11 Beautiful Child Reprise Backstab
                                                                  12 Thank You, Goodbye

                                                                  Pole

                                                                  Fading

                                                                    Pole is the project of ground-breaking electronic musician Stefan Betke. The new album Fading is the first since 2015’s Wald. As with every new Pole record, it’s part of a continued forward trajectory but it also connects to a pre-existing sonic framework. “Every Pole record connects to recordings that I've made before,” Betke says, “in order to stay in this kind of vertical development. The ideas from 1, 2, 3 up to now are connected. I keep the interesting elements, languages and vocabulary that I designed and add new elements.” Fading follows the physical released on Mute of remastered versions of his iconic albums 1, 2, 3 to much acclaim.

                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    says: With me and Barry both long term fans, Pole is a long-serving pioneer of dub-techno, glitch and freestyle electronix. He's lost of his pizaza and originality on this new LP.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1 Drifting
                                                                    2 Tangente
                                                                    3 Erinnerung
                                                                    4 Traum
                                                                    5 Tölpel
                                                                    6 Röschen
                                                                    7 Nebelkrähe
                                                                    8 Fading

                                                                    A Certain Ratio

                                                                    Berlin

                                                                      ‘Berlin’ is the second single to be taken from the new A Certain Ratio album ‘ACR Loco’, a remarkable piece of work that is steeped in 40 years of ACR DNA.

                                                                      Includes the original version of ‘Dirty Boy’.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      Berlin
                                                                      Dirty Boy (Original)

                                                                      Yann Tiersen

                                                                      Lagniappe Session

                                                                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE OCTOBER 24TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
                                                                        LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                        Yann Tiersen’s Lagniappe Session is a special limited edition 12” of 3 tracks recorded for the Los Angeles-based audio journal, Aquarium Drunkard. Originally created to support Yann’s most recent album, Portrait, where he re-recorded a number of tracks from throughout his career, these tracks all fit the mood of that recording and Yann’s most recent tours. Pieces that could be described as minimalist are uprooted and placed into entirely different realms, as Tiersen tackles a 16+ minute Steve Reich piece, a classic Françoise Hardy chanson, and a tune by country gospel musician E.C. Ball. In the hands of Tiersen all become transformed.

                                                                        Back with their first new album in 12 years, a confident and revitalised ACR jumped back into the studio following their most successful tour in over 20 years. 

                                                                        ACR Loco feels like an accumulation of ACR's DNA from point zero in 1977 through to 2020 and sounds like a band who have effortlessly perfected their craft. An album to dance to, cry to, fall in love to and most importantly, to party to. 

                                                                        ACR Loco by the core ACR members Jez Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson, are joined by long term partners Tony Quigley, Denise Johnson and Matt Steele, plus special guests Sink Ya Teeth’s Maria Uzor and Gemma Cullingford, Factory Floor’s Gabe Gurnsey and Manchester luminaries Mike Joyce and Eric Random.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1 Friends Around Us
                                                                        2 Bouncy Bouncy 
                                                                        3 Yo Yo Gi
                                                                        4 Supafreak
                                                                        5 Always In Love
                                                                        6 Family
                                                                        7 Get A Grip
                                                                        8 Berlin
                                                                        9 What’s Wrong
                                                                        10 Taxi Guy

                                                                        HAAi

                                                                        Put Your Head Above The Parakeets

                                                                          ‘Put Your Head Above The Parakeets’ is a brand new EP from HAAi, her second for Mute.  The EP features four brand new tracks including the pseudo title track ‘Head Above The Parakeets’, which exudes a woozy summery heat while ‘Rotating in Unison’ embraces positivity, written in response to this year’s enforced slowdown. The final two tracks take us back to the club, where HAAi is known for spinning genre-bending and spellbinding DJ sets.




                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                          says: Twisting breakbeat, braindance, brutalist techno and IDM into an utterly postmodern sonic collage, HAAi brings the past into the future wonderfully on this fierce four tracker for Mute.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. Head Above The Parakeets
                                                                          2. Rotating In Unison
                                                                          3. Bon Viveur
                                                                          4. Bass Is The Place

                                                                          Goldfrapp

                                                                          Supernature - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

                                                                          Long-awaited vinyl reissue of Goldfrapp’s third album, “Supernature”. This new, collector’s edition of the album is transparent green vinyl, packaged in a gatefold sleeve with an exclusive art print of the original artwork.

                                                                          Originally “Supernature” marks the point when Goldfrapp brought their sound to an even wider global audience - the Grammy nominated album debuted at #2 in the UK Albums Chart and the album’s lead single, the pulsing, sophisticated, glam-pop dynamo “Ooh La La”, went straight to #4 in the UK Singles Chart.

                                                                          The album generated further hits in the form of “Number 1”, “Ride a White Horse” and “Fly Me Away”. Described by The Guardian as ‘a brash, beautiful celebration of love and dancing’, the album is a colossal, multi-layered, sonic-pop thriller, a radical, confident, bold record that took a joyous step forward from 2003’s Black Cherry.


                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          Ooh La La (uk #4)
                                                                          Lovely 2 C U
                                                                          Ride A White Horse (uk #15)
                                                                          You Never Know
                                                                          Let It Take You
                                                                          Fly Me Away (uk #26)
                                                                          Slide In
                                                                          Koko
                                                                          Satin Chic
                                                                          Time Out From The World
                                                                          Number 1 (uk #9)

                                                                          Daniel Blumberg

                                                                          On&On

                                                                            On&On, is the brand new album from Daniel Blumberg. A 9-track song-cycle that confirms the London musician and visual artist as a unique creative force, pushing the art of song into expansive new territories.

                                                                            On&On - which follows 2018’s Minus, Blumberg’s debut for Mute - is a consolidation of the deconstructed song aesthetic he has developed, operating at the intersection between conventional song structures and free improvisation. Now he takes this further, incorporating recurring, shape-shifting motifs and at times dissolving the boundaries between songs altogether.

                                                                            Born out of live sessions with the same core group of players as Minus: Daniel Blumberg (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Ute Kanngiesser (cello), Billy Steiger (violin), Tom Wheatley (double bass) and Jim White (drums), with the addition of electronic maverick Elvin Brandhi (vocals). As such it represents a deepening of relationships and distillation of techniques for this tight-knit group of free-playing musicians, who are loosely based around Café OTO.

                                                                            The album is recorded by Peter Walsh (Scott Walker), who has captured the group’s extraordinary performances - encompassing the full expressive range of their instruments from softly-bowed melodies and tender vocal harmonies to rough-hewn scrapes, plucks and rattles - while the sound of the room and the outside world spill naturally into the sound field.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1 On&On
                                                                            2 Sidestep Summer
                                                                            3 On&On&On
                                                                            4 Bound
                                                                            5 Silence Breaker
                                                                            6 On&On&On&On
                                                                            7 Teethgritter
                                                                            8 On&On&On&On&On
                                                                            9 Pillow

                                                                            Pole

                                                                            123

                                                                              Pole, aka musician, producer and mastering engineer Stefan Betke releases the remastered reissues of his debut album releases, 1, 2 and 3 as a box set. Released on vinyl (for the first time in nearly 20 years) and CD (remastered since its 2008 reissue), the box set release marks 20 years since the trilogy was completed and a return to the label for the groundbreaking artist.

                                                                              Pole 1 (1998), Pole 2 (1999) and Pole 3 (2000), originally released as three consecutive albums in their own right, and described by The Wire as “…a set of roadmaps for the soul”, are presented together to highlight Pole’s deliberate statement - reinforced by the titling of the albums and their minimalist monochrome cover art.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              POLE 1
                                                                              1 Modul
                                                                              2 Fragen
                                                                              3 Kirschenessen
                                                                              4 Lachen
                                                                              5 Berlin
                                                                              6 Tanzen
                                                                              7 Fremd
                                                                              8 Paula
                                                                              9 Fliegen
                                                                              10 Modul

                                                                              POLE 2
                                                                              1 Fahren
                                                                              2 Stadt
                                                                              3 Streit
                                                                              4 Huckepack
                                                                              5 Hafen
                                                                              6 Weit

                                                                              POLE 3
                                                                              1 Silberfisch
                                                                              2 Taxi
                                                                              3 Karussel
                                                                              4 Überfahrt
                                                                              5 Rondell Zwei
                                                                              6 Klettern
                                                                              7 Strand
                                                                              8 Fohlenfurz

                                                                              VINYL BOX SET BONUS 12”
                                                                              1 RAUM 1
                                                                              2 RAUM 2

                                                                              Mick Harvey

                                                                              Waves Of Anzac / The Journey

                                                                                Waves of Anzac / The Journey is Mick Harvey's first soundtrack release in over 10 years. The album features two recent soundtracks to powerful subject matters recorded by Mick Harvey. The first, Waves of Anzac looks at Sam Neill’s personal family history interwoven with the history of the First World War and the Anzacs through to the modern era while the second, The Journey, is a four-part composition released in support of #KidsOffNauru, a campaign working for the child refugees and people seeking asylum who find themselves in offshore detention.

                                                                                Waves of Anzac is a 10-track score, created for the ABC documentary on forgotten war stories and lives lost, a personal history by the actor Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Piano) set against a contemporary increasingly divided political backdrop. ‘Why Anzac? with Sam Neill’ (Dir. KrivStenders, 2015) is named for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) who served together in the Gallipoli Campaign, their first engagement in World War I and continued as a military unit until after WW2. The film is a look at this pivotal point in our shared history, and the impact it still has on a personal and on a geopolitical level. Harvey recently examined this period via the prism of a fictional soldier/poet for his collaboration with Christopher Richard Barker, The Fall and Rise of Edgar Bourchier and the Horrors of War.

                                                                                The Journey is a four-part composition, recorded with The Letter String Quartet, in support of people seeking asylum who have found themselves in Australia’s offshore detention program. The piece was composed as a study of the hardships endured by the detainees on Nauru, Manus Island and Christmas Island before and during their internment and as an expression of hope for a humane outcome to their plight. 


                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                CD:
                                                                                1 After The Bomb
                                                                                2 Turkish Theme
                                                                                3 Waves Of Anzac
                                                                                4 Archives
                                                                                5 First Anniversary
                                                                                6 The Lovells
                                                                                7 The Somme
                                                                                8 Poppies
                                                                                9 In The Archives
                                                                                10 The Cemetery
                                                                                11 Modern War
                                                                                12 Vietnam
                                                                                13 Crete
                                                                                14 Back At Kiatora
                                                                                15 Waves Of Anzac (Reprise)
                                                                                16 The Arch
                                                                                17 Return To Anzac Cover
                                                                                18 1000 Years On
                                                                                19 The Build-Up
                                                                                20 The Aftermath
                                                                                21 The Ladies Room
                                                                                22 The Journey Part 1 – Conflict
                                                                                23 The Journey Part 2 – All At Sea
                                                                                24 The Journey Part 3 – Capture (Not Real Refugees)
                                                                                25 The Journey Part 4 - Hope

                                                                                LP:
                                                                                A1 Turkish Theme
                                                                                A2 Waves Of Anzac
                                                                                A3 First Anniversary
                                                                                A4 The Somme
                                                                                A5 Archives
                                                                                A6 Poppies
                                                                                A7 The Lovells
                                                                                A8 The Cemetery
                                                                                A9 Modern War
                                                                                A10 Vietnam
                                                                                B1 Crete
                                                                                B2 Back At Kiatora
                                                                                B3 The Arch
                                                                                B4 Return To Anzac Cover
                                                                                B5 The Journey Part 1 – Conflict
                                                                                B6 The Journey Part 2 – All At Sea
                                                                                B7 The Journey Part 3 – Capture (Not Real Refugees)
                                                                                B8 The Journey Part 4 - Hope

                                                                                Rowland S. Howard

                                                                                Pop Crimes

                                                                                  Rowland S. Howard's importance to the world's musical landscape and Mute's history can not be understated. Rowland joined The Boys Next Door in 1978, a band formed by Nick Cave and Mick Harvey and is often sited as the catalyst that turned that band's sound into the force of nature that would become their new band The Birthday Party. After The Birthday Party split up in 1983, Nick Cave formed the Bad Seeds with Mick Harvey and Rowland formed the magnificent These Immortal Souls whilst also collaborating with Simon Bonney's Crime & The City Solution, Lydia Lunch, Nikki Sudden, Fad Gadget, Foetus, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Epic Soundtracks and Mick Harvey. Rowland sadly passed away in 2009 after recording his final solo album Pop Crimes, both this and Teenage Snuff Film have been unavailable physically outside of Australia for many years and both fetch high prices on Discogs and Ebay.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1 (I Know) A Girl Called Jonny
                                                                                  2 Shut Me Down
                                                                                  3 Life's What You Make It
                                                                                  4 Pop Crimes
                                                                                  5 Nothin
                                                                                  6 Wayward Man
                                                                                  7 Ave Maria
                                                                                  8 The Golden Age Of Bloodshed

                                                                                  Rowland S. Howard

                                                                                  Teenage Snuff Film

                                                                                    Rowland S. Howard's importance to the world's musical landscape and Mute's history can not be understated. Rowland joined The Boys Next Door in 1978, a band formed by Nick Cave and Mick Harvey and is often sited as the catalyst that turned that band's sound into the force of nature that would become their new band The Birthday Party. After The Birthday Party split up in 1983, Nick Cave formed the Bad Seeds with Mick Harvey and Rowland formed the magnificent These Immortal Souls whilst also collaborating with Simon Bonney's Crime & The City Solution, Lydia Lunch, Nikki Sudden, Fad Gadget, Foetus, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Epic Soundtracks and Mick Harvey. Rowland sadly passed away in 2009 after recording his final solo album Pop Crimes, both this and Teenage Snuff Film have been unavailable physically outside of Australia for many years and both fetch high prices on Discogs and Ebay.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1 Dead Radio
                                                                                    2 Breakdown (And Then…)
                                                                                    3 She Cried
                                                                                    4 I Burnt Your Clothes
                                                                                    5 Exit Everything
                                                                                    6 Silver Chain
                                                                                    7 White Wedding
                                                                                    8 Undone
                                                                                    9 Autoluminescent
                                                                                    10 Sleep Alone

                                                                                    The Pop Group

                                                                                    Alien Blood

                                                                                      Alien Blood is the result of the band’s meticulous process of revisiting the original 2” tapes of their studio sessions and recordings, unearthing never-before-heard material, including the studio recording of ‘Kiss The Book’, gloves off version of ‘We Are Time (Ricochet)’, and ‘Words Disobey Me (Dennis The Menace Mix)’ whilst exposing the raw skeletons of iconic tracks such as the original velocity of ‘Thief of Fire (Bass Addict).’ Alien Blood reveals the life of Y before everything was finalized, exposing revelatory dimensions within these iconic works.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      A1 Kiss The Book
                                                                                      A2 Blood Money (Slow Thief)
                                                                                      A3 Don't Call Me Pain (First Mix)
                                                                                      A4 Words Disobey Me (Dennis The Menace Mix)
                                                                                      A5 We Are Time (Ricochet)
                                                                                      B1 Thief Of Fire (Bass Addict)
                                                                                      B2 Savage Sea (Sparse)
                                                                                      B3 Boys From Brazil (Ridge Reels)
                                                                                      B4 Snowgirl (Take 3)
                                                                                      B5 Don't Sell Your Dreams ('A' Mix)

                                                                                      The Pop Group

                                                                                      Y Live

                                                                                        The Y Live album is an essential addendum to the original release, one that captures all the fierce urgency of The Pop Group’s live performances at the time. Comprised of Y era recordings captured at a variety of locations including New York, Manchester & Brussels – the latter on a bill with William Burroughs and Joy Division – Y Live exemplifies what had proved so thrilling about The Pop Group. A snapshot of a time when the group were sharing stages with future acolytes including Cabaret Voltaire, Linton Kwesi Johnson & Public Image Ltd, Mark Stewart describes the recordings as attempts to ‘paint the impossible’.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1 Thief Of Fire (Live)
                                                                                        A2 Snowgirl (Live)
                                                                                        A3 Blood Money (Live)
                                                                                        A4 Savage Sea (Live)
                                                                                        A5 We Are Time (Live)
                                                                                        B1 Words Disobey Me (Live)
                                                                                        B2 Don't Call Me Pain (Live)
                                                                                        B3 Boys From Brazil (Live)
                                                                                        B4 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Live)

                                                                                        “If you live long enough, you see a lot of people drift in and out of your life,” says Lee Ranaldo, explaining one of the loose themes linking the adventurous pieces that compose his and collaborator RaülRefree’s electrifying new album: that of the ineffable course of time, and the lives that pass in and out of one’s own.

                                                                                        In a remarkable career that has seen him flourish as a songwriter, a singer, a guitarist, a noisemaker, a poet, a visual artist, a producer, and more, Ranaldo has seen many fellow quixotics – from his bandmates in Sonic Youth to this most recent collaboration with RaülRefree, whose restless career had taken him from hard-core bands in his youth, to the vanguard of a new movement redefining flamenco. One of the most renowned producers in southern Europe, his collaboration with Rosalíaon her debut album has shaped both the modern sound of flamenco and her new found stardom.

                                                                                        Following their collaborative work on 2017’s Electric Trim which saw Refree in the guise of producer and the subsequent tours supporting that album, they went back into the studio but the duo quickly realised they weren’t recording a new Lee Ranaldo solo album, but rather their first as Lee Ranaldo and Raul Refree – “the beginning of a new partnership, a new configuration’”, Ranaldo says. “We’re a two-headed machine,” adds Refree. “We’re both talking about everything. We don’t always agree on everything, but every song, every piece, every sound you hear comes from two people talking about it.”


                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Alice, Etc
                                                                                        Words Out Of The Haze
                                                                                        New Brain Trajectory
                                                                                        Humps
                                                                                        Names Of North End Women
                                                                                        Light Years Out
                                                                                        The Art Of Losing
                                                                                        At The Forks 

                                                                                        HAAi

                                                                                        Systems Up, Windows Down

                                                                                          A need for experimentation, exploring new sounds and new ways of making music - the inspiration driving Mute’s newest signing HAAi: the Australian-born London-based DJ who continues an incredible couple of years by announcing her first EP on the prestigious label. Inspired by a chance trip to Berghain, HAAi started DJing by digging into a wealth of music on the psychedelic spectrum from around the globe. Her Coconut Beats parties in Dalston led to shows on Rinse FM and Worldwide FM and eventually to a prestigious residency at the London club Phonox where Throssell played Saturday nights for two years. As her residency came to end, BBC Radio 1 broadcast her Essential Mix which went on to win the accolade of the Best Essential Mix Of The Year, alumni of which include Helena Hauff, Caribou, Nicolas Jaar and Ben Klock. HAAi was then granted a monthly Radio 1 slot, which continues into 2020.

                                                                                          The new release, "Systems Up, Windows Down", feels like an evolution from the previous releases on her own label. With a more mature, dancefloor focused sound, full of heavy basslines, breaks and crisp percussive electronics, she has experimented more and pushed the boundaries of her production. The opening track includes the revving of her stepdad’s 60s Mustang engine on "It's Something We Can All Learn From" she uses an almost forgotten artefact from a trip to Marrakech and "CHONKIBOI" is grounded in an earwormy ritualistic vocal. "6666" was initially composed for the Genesis stage at Glastonbury and has since grown to be a monster of a tune, adding a tougher element to the EP. The closing track is a ten-minute burner which has been garnering love over the summer festivals.


                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          says: Never has an artist caused so much joyful, arresting discomfort as HAAi! Reminiscent of just how little sense Modeselektor made (but how much fun they were) when they first burst onto the scene, and making me feel painfully old by simply not already being up on this cat; HAAi should be what every kid across the country is pissing off their parents with. Incredible.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          Don’t Flatter Yourself Love
                                                                                          Stop Looking At Me Swan
                                                                                          6666
                                                                                          CHONKIBOI
                                                                                          It’s Something We Can All Learn From
                                                                                          Systems Up, Windows Down

                                                                                          Irmin Schmidt

                                                                                          Villa Wunderbar

                                                                                            Can founder's retrospective compilation album updated to include music from 5 Klavierstüke and released on vinyl for the first time. The compilation includes tracks such as Villa Wunderbar, Kick On The Floods and Bohemian Step, alongside remixes by Schmidt of two Can tracks, Alice and Last Night Sleep, as well extracts from his extensive soundtrack work. 


                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            A1 Dreambite
                                                                                            A2 Le Weekend
                                                                                            A3 Rapido De Noir
                                                                                            A4 Love
                                                                                            B1 Villa Wunderbar
                                                                                            B2 Time The Dreamkiller
                                                                                            B3 Fledermenschen
                                                                                            C1 Burning Straw In Sky
                                                                                            C2 Kick On The Floods
                                                                                            D1 Fuchsia's Song - Rainbow Party
                                                                                            D2 Ensemble: Joy
                                                                                            D3 Klavierstuck V
                                                                                            E1 Flavia Theme
                                                                                            E2 Quattrocanti (Dream Theme IV)
                                                                                            E3 Fresco & Finale (Flavia Theme III & IV)
                                                                                            E4 Zicke Zick
                                                                                            E5 Schneeland
                                                                                            E6 Dangerous
                                                                                            F1 Rote Erde (Titel Musik)
                                                                                            F2 Es Geht Ein Schnitter
                                                                                            F3 Bohemian Step
                                                                                            F4 Roll On Euphrates
                                                                                            G1 Solo
                                                                                            G2 Aller Tage Abend Walzer
                                                                                            G3 Morning In Berlin
                                                                                            G4 Geisterlied
                                                                                            H1 Verdi Prati Valse
                                                                                            H2 Messer Im Kopf
                                                                                            H3 Lied Vom Verschwinden
                                                                                            H4 Alice (artist Can, Remix By Irmin Schmidt)
                                                                                            H5 Last Night Sleep (artist Can, Remix By Irmin Schmidt) 

                                                                                            Plunge Remix is a new compilation of remixed Fever Ray songs. Fever Ray is the solo project of the Knife’s Karin Dreijer and ‘Plunge’ was the first release in eight years since her celebrated self-titled debut in 2009. Remixers were chosen with the goal of creating music for Fever Ray to dance to. Released over a period of almost two years, the tracks will now sit together for the first time. The A-side opens with the full throttle electro-house of Tami T's remix of "Mustn't Hurry", before Bunny Michael incorporates future proofed R&B and footwork into a fresh mix of "IDK About You", a perfect companion to the psychedelic freakout Faka cooks up on the A3. On the B-side, Karin's bro and Knife companion Olof Dreijer gets slinky with a wonderful organic techno mix of "Wanna Sip", fellow art-synther Glasser conjures an epic space-synth translation of "Falling" while Sissel Wincent merges trance and techno in a huge floor melter to close the side. The intensity continues on the C1 as r&S affiliate Paula Temple slams a Berghain sized wrecking ball through "This Country", before a stepping UK bass styled mix from Aasthma offers a bit of rhythmic variation. Lisbon's usually breakneck DJ Marfox sticks to a relatively stately 130 with a bleeping twist on "Plunge" which manages to sound like a lost UR set from a Portuguese slum, while personal favourite Tzusing closes the package out with a chugging industrial incarnation of "Mustn't Hurry" tailor made for our current dystopia.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            LP
                                                                                            1. Mustn’t Hurry (Tami T Remix)
                                                                                            2. IDK About You (Bunny Michael Remix)
                                                                                            3. Plunge (Faka Remix)
                                                                                            4. Wanna Sip (Olof Dreijer Remix)
                                                                                            5. Falling (Glasser Remix)
                                                                                            6. Wanna Sip (Sissel Wincent Remix)
                                                                                            7. This Country (Paula Temple’s DESTROY Remix)
                                                                                            8. Mustn’t Hurry (Aasthma’s Remix)
                                                                                            9. Plunge (DJ Marfox Remix)
                                                                                            10. Mustn’t Hurry (Tzusing Remix)

                                                                                            CD
                                                                                            1. Mustn’t Hurry (Tami T Remix)
                                                                                            2. To The Moon And Back (Los XL Remix)
                                                                                            3. Wanna Sip (Olof Dreijer Remix)
                                                                                            4. Falling (Glasser Remix)
                                                                                            5. Mustn’t Hurry (Dinamarca Remix)
                                                                                            6. To The Moon And Back (Jowaa Remix)
                                                                                            7. Wanna Sip (Sissel Wincent Remix)
                                                                                            8. IDK About You (Bunny Michael Remix)
                                                                                            9. To The Moon And Back (NAR Remix)
                                                                                            10. Mustn’t Hurry (Lao Remix)
                                                                                            11. This Country Makes It Hard TO Fuck (Björk Remix)
                                                                                            12. IDK About You (rip ME ReWORK)
                                                                                            13. Mustn’t Hurry (Tzusing Remix)
                                                                                            14. Plunge (Faka Remix)
                                                                                            15. I’m Not Done (Still Not Done Mix)
                                                                                            16. This Country (Paula Temple’s DESTROY Remix)
                                                                                            17. Plunge (DJ Marfox Remix)
                                                                                            18. I’m Not Done (Still Not Done Dancing Mix)

                                                                                            Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                            A Souvenir Of Camber Sands

                                                                                              Throbbing Gristle announce the next phase of their reissues series with the release of ‘Part Two: The Endless Not’ / ‘TG Now’ and ‘A Souvenir Of Camber Sands’. In 2004 Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson, Genesis P- Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti reformed - 23 years after their mission was originally terminated - and between 2004 and 2007 the band released 14 new studio tracks and a live album of their appearance at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas in Camber Sands.

                                                                                              ‘A Souvenir Of Camber Sands’ is a live document of Throbbing Gristle’s performance at Jake and Dinos Chapman’s All Tomorrow's Parties Nightmare Before Christmas at Camber Sands in December 2004. Throbbing Gristle are renowned for their documentation of live performances - ‘TG24’ (which was reissued in 2002) and ‘TG+’ (released in 2004) collated their live recordings up until the band disbanded. This release reactivated the band’s live performance documentations that include ‘Thirty Second Annual Report’ (from La Villette, Paris) and the ‘Desertshore Installation’ (from the ICA, London).

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              LP
                                                                                              Disc 1
                                                                                              A1 P-A-D
                                                                                              A2 What A Day
                                                                                              B1 Greasy Spoon
                                                                                              B2 Live Ray
                                                                                              B3 Hamburger Lady
                                                                                              Disc 2
                                                                                              C1 Almost Like This (A Kiss)
                                                                                              C2 Splitting Sky
                                                                                              D1 Convincing People
                                                                                              D2 Fed Up
                                                                                              D3 Wall Of Sound

                                                                                              CD
                                                                                              Disc 1
                                                                                              1 P-A-D
                                                                                              2 What A Day
                                                                                              3 Greasy Spoon
                                                                                              4 Live Ray
                                                                                              5 Hamburger Lady
                                                                                              6 Almost Like This (A Kiss)
                                                                                              Disc 2
                                                                                              1 Splitting Sky
                                                                                              2 Convincing People
                                                                                              3 Fed Up
                                                                                              4 Wall Of Sound

                                                                                              Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                              Part Two: The Endless Not / TG Now

                                                                                                Previously released in 2007, their first full studio album for 25 years, the 12 years that have since past have not diluted it's impact and it stands holding the bands legacy intact and is now part of their classic catalogue. The album has not been available on vinyl for nearly 10 years.


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                                                                                                Vinyl
                                                                                                Part Two – The Endless Not:
                                                                                                A1 Vow Of Silence
                                                                                                A2 Rabbit Snare
                                                                                                B1 Separated
                                                                                                B2 Almost A Kiss
                                                                                                B3 Greasy Spoon
                                                                                                C1 Lyre Liar
                                                                                                C2 Above The Below
                                                                                                D1 Endless Not
                                                                                                D2 The Worm Waits Its Turn
                                                                                                D3 After The Fall
                                                                                                TG Now:
                                                                                                E1 X-Ray
                                                                                                E2 Splitting Sky
                                                                                                F1 Almost Like This
                                                                                                F2 How Do You Deal

                                                                                                CD
                                                                                                CD 1 - Part Two – The Endless Not:
                                                                                                1 Vow Of Silence
                                                                                                2 Rabbit Snare
                                                                                                3 Separated
                                                                                                4 Almost A Kiss
                                                                                                5 Greasy Spoon
                                                                                                6 Lyre Liar
                                                                                                7 Above The Below
                                                                                                8 Endless Not
                                                                                                9 The Worm Waits Its Turn
                                                                                                10 After The Fall
                                                                                                CD2 - TG Now:
                                                                                                1 X-Ray
                                                                                                2 Splitting Sky
                                                                                                3 Almost Like This
                                                                                                4 How Do You Deal

                                                                                                Laibach

                                                                                                Party Songs

                                                                                                  These are the last remaining unpublished tracks from the repertoire of the world-famous North Korea concerts in 2015, immortalized in the documentary "Liberation Day", directed by Morten Traavik and UģisOlte. ‘Honourable, Dead or Alive, When Following the Revolutionary Road’isbased on an aria from the classic North Korean revolutionary opera "Tell, O Forest"(1972), written and produced under the guidance of the Dear Leader Kim Jong Il. ‘Arirang’isall-Korean folk song that is often considered the unofficial national anthem of both Koreas.‘We Will Go to Mount Paektu’is a 2015 massive “light music” (read: pop) hit in North Korea, originally performed by the all-female Moranbong band, supposedly under the creative guidance of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  A1 Honourable, Dead Or Alive, When Following The Revolutionary Road (Arduous March Version)
                                                                                                  A2 Honourable, Dead Or Alive, When Following The Revolutionary Road (Single Hearted Unity Version)
                                                                                                  A3 We Will Go To Mount Paektu
                                                                                                  B1 Arirang (Live At Kum Song Music School, Pyongyang)
                                                                                                  B2 Honourable, Dead Or Alive, When Following The Revolutionary Road (Live At Kum Song Music School, Pyongyang)
                                                                                                  B3 We Will Go To Mount Paektu (Live At Ponghwa Theatre, Pyongyang)

                                                                                                  Portrait. A collection of brand-new analogue recreations of songs from throughout Yann Tiersen’s career - 25 tracks including 3 new songs. Recorded in Yann’s home studio in Ushant with an array of collaborators. Features 3 tracks originally featured on the Amelie From Montmartre soundtrack including Yann’s signature tune, ‘Comptined’UnAutreÉté (L’Après-Midi)’. Includes collaborations with John Grant, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Blonde Redhead and Stephen O’Malley from Sunn O)))

                                                                                                  All vinyl editions will be packaged with an exclusive 7” single including alternative versions of ‘Comptined’UnAutreÉté (L’ Après-Midi)’ from the Amelie From Montmartresoundtrack and the title track from his debut album, Waltz of the Monsters. These versions will be exclusive to the vinyl and not available anywhere else.


                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                  says: One of the most legendary voices in modern classical and sountrackery (who could forget the 2001's 'Amélie'?) joins us with his most recent outing, a revisiting of some of his most unforgettable moments, and joined by some of the most important voices in modern music (John Grant, Stephen O'Malley of Sunn, Blonde Redhead etc.) a stunning collection, and yet more proof Tiersen stands as the figurehead he does today.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  A1 Introductory Movement (Feat. Stephen O’Malley)
                                                                                                  A2 The Long Road
                                                                                                  A3 Monochrome (Feat. Gruff Rhys)
                                                                                                  A4 Chapter 19
                                                                                                  B1 Rue Des Cascades
                                                                                                  B2 The Old Man Still Wants It
                                                                                                  B3 Gwennilied (Feat. Emilie Tiersen)
                                                                                                  B4 Prad (Feat. Stephen O’Malley)
                                                                                                  C1 Diouz An Noz (Feat. Emilie Tiersen&ÓlavurJákupsson)
                                                                                                  C2 PorzGoret
                                                                                                  C3 La Dispute
                                                                                                  C4 Pell (Feat. Emilie Tiersen)
                                                                                                  D1 Erc’h (Feat. ÓlavurJákupsson)
                                                                                                  D2 The Wire (Sur Le Fil)
                                                                                                  D3 The Waltz Of The Monsters
                                                                                                  D4 Closer (Feat. Blonde Redhead)
                                                                                                  E1 Naval
                                                                                                  E2 The Jetty
                                                                                                  E3 Koad (Feat. ÓlavurJákupsson)
                                                                                                  E4 Prayer No.2
                                                                                                  E5 Gronjord (Feat. ÓlavurJákupsson)
                                                                                                  F1 Kala (Feat. ÓlavurJákupsson)
                                                                                                  F2 Comptined’UnAutreÉté (L’Après-Midi)
                                                                                                  F3 Tempelhof (Part 2)
                                                                                                  F4 Thinking Like A Mountain (Feat. John Grant & Stephen O’Malley)
                                                                                                  G1 Comptined’UnAutreÉté (L’Après-Midi) [Harpsichord Version]
                                                                                                  H1 The Waltz Of The Monsters [Harpsichord Version]

                                                                                                  The Pop Group

                                                                                                  Y - Definitive Edition

                                                                                                    This is the 40th Anniversary Edition of The Pop Group’s highly influential and innovative debut album ‘Y’ released in 1979, remastered (from the original tapes) and cut half speed at Abbey Road.

                                                                                                    The Pop Group’s Y regularly appears in ‘Greatest Album’ lists - such as Pitchfork’s Greatest Albums of the 70’s where it is listed at #35, The Wire’s 100 Most Important Records Ever Made and Uncut Magazine’s 100 Greatest Debut Albums.

                                                                                                    The Vinyl and CD deluxe sets will include the debut single 'She Is Beyond Good And Evil' (also remastered).

                                                                                                    The package will also include the 10 track album Alien Blood, and the album titled Y Live.

                                                                                                    Alien Blood is the result of the band’s meticulous process of revisiting the original 2” tapes of their studio sessions and recordings, unearthing never-before-heard material, including the studio recording of ‘Kiss The Book’, gloves off version of ‘We Are Time (Ricochet)’, and ‘Words Disobey Me (Dennis The Menace Mix)’ whilst exposing the raw skeletons of iconic tracks such as the original velocity of ‘Thief of Fire (Bass Addict).’ Alien Blood reveals the life of Y before everything was finalized, exposing revelatory dimensions within these iconic works.

                                                                                                    The Y Live album is an essential addendum to the original release, one that captures all the fierce urgency of The Pop Group’s live performances at the time. Comprised of Y era recordings captured at a variety of locations including New York, Manchester & Brussels – the latter on a bill with William Burroughs and Joy Division – Y Live exemplifies what had proved so thrilling about The Pop Group. A snapshot of a time when the group were sharing stages with future acolytes including Cabaret Voltaire, Linton Kwesi Johnson & Public Image Ltd, Mark Stewart describes the recordings as attempts to ‘paint the impossible’.

                                                                                                    The Pop Group went on to release 2 further singles, We Are All Prostitutes and Where There Is A Will (Split single with the Slits) and 1 further studio album For How Much Do We Tolerate Mass Murder, before splitting up in 1981.

                                                                                                    Mark Stewart from the band embarked on a solo career releasing his pioneering album Learning To Cope With Cowardice in 1983. Gareth Sager and Bruce Smith went on to form Rip Rig & Panic alongside Neneh Cherry.

                                                                                                    The Pop Group reformed in 2010 to tour and have since released 2 new studio albums.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    Vinyl Box Set Tracklist

                                                                                                    Y (Remastered + Cut Using Half Speed Mastering At Abbey Road)
                                                                                                    A1 Thief Of Fire (Remastered)
                                                                                                    A2 Snowgirl (Remastered)
                                                                                                    A3 Blood Money (Remastered)
                                                                                                    A4 Savage Sea (Remastered)
                                                                                                    A5 We Are Time (Remastered)
                                                                                                    B1 Words Disobey Me (Remastered)
                                                                                                    B2 Don't Call Me Pain (Remastered)
                                                                                                    B3 Boys From Brazil (Remastered)
                                                                                                    B4 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Remastered)

                                                                                                    She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
                                                                                                    A1 She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
                                                                                                    B1 3:38 (Remastered)

                                                                                                    Alien Blood
                                                                                                    A1 Kiss The Book
                                                                                                    A2 Blood Money (Slow Thief)
                                                                                                    A3 Don't Call Me Pain (First Mix)
                                                                                                    A4 Words Disobey Me (Dennis The Menace Mix)
                                                                                                    A5 We Are Time (Ricochet)
                                                                                                    B1 Thief Of Fire (Bass Addict)
                                                                                                    B2 Savage Sea (Sparse)
                                                                                                    B3 Boys From Brazil (Ridge Reels)
                                                                                                    B4 Snowgirl (Take 3)
                                                                                                    B5 Don't Sell Your Dreams ('A' Mix)

                                                                                                    Y - Live
                                                                                                    A1 Thief Of Fire (Live)
                                                                                                    A2 Snowgirl (Live)
                                                                                                    A3 Blood Money (Live)
                                                                                                    A4 Savage Sea (Live)
                                                                                                    A5 We Are Time (Live)
                                                                                                    B1 Words Disobey Me (Live)
                                                                                                    B2 Don't Call Me Pain (Live)
                                                                                                    B3 Boys From Brazil (Live)
                                                                                                    B4 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Live)

                                                                                                    3CD Set Tracklist

                                                                                                    CD1 

                                                                                                    1 Thief Of Fire (Remastered)
                                                                                                    2 Snowgirl (Remastered)
                                                                                                    3 Blood Money (Remastered)
                                                                                                    4 Savage Sea (Remastered)
                                                                                                    5 We Are Time (Remastered)
                                                                                                    6 Words Disobey Me (Remastered)
                                                                                                    7 Don't Call Me Pain (Remastered)
                                                                                                    8 Boys From Brazil (Remastered)
                                                                                                    9 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Remastered)
                                                                                                    10 She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
                                                                                                    11 3:38 (Remastered)

                                                                                                    CD2 Alien Blood
                                                                                                    1 Kiss The Book
                                                                                                    2 Don't Call Me Pain (First Mix)
                                                                                                    3 Thief Of Fire (Bass Addict)
                                                                                                    4 Words Disobey Me (Dennis The Menace Mix)
                                                                                                    5 Don't Sell Your Dreams ('A' Mix)
                                                                                                    6 Boys From Brazil (Ridge Reels)
                                                                                                    7 Savage Sea (Sparse)
                                                                                                    8 Snowgirl (Take 3)
                                                                                                    9 Blood Money (Slow Thief)
                                                                                                    10 We Are Time (Ricochet)

                                                                                                    CD3 Y - Live
                                                                                                    1 Thief Of Fire (Live)
                                                                                                    2 Snowgirl (Live)
                                                                                                    3 Blood Money (Live)
                                                                                                    4 Savage Sea (Live)
                                                                                                    5 We Are Time (Live)
                                                                                                    6 Words Disobey Me (Live)
                                                                                                    7 Don't Call Me Pain (Live)
                                                                                                    8 Boys From Brazil (Live)
                                                                                                    9 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Live)

                                                                                                    Y is the highly influential and innovative debut album by The Pop Group, released in 1979. In the same year The Pop Group released their single She is Beyond Good & Evil / 3:38.

                                                                                                    The band went on to release 2 further singles, We Are All Prostitutes and Where There Is A Will (Split single with the Slits) and 1 further studio album For How Much Do We Tolerate Mass Murder, before splitting up in 1981.

                                                                                                    Frontman, Mark Stewart embarked on a solo career releasing his pioneering album Learning To Live Cope Cowardice in 1983. Gareth Sager and Bruce Smith went on to form Rip Rig & Panic alongside Neneh Cherry.

                                                                                                    The Pop Group reformed in 2010 to tour and have since released 2 new studio albums.

                                                                                                    The Pop Group’s Y regularly appears in ‘Greatest Album’ lists - such as Pitchfork’s Greatest Albums of the 70’s where it is listed at #35, The Wire’s 100 Most Important Records Ever Made and Uncut Magazine’s 100 Greatest Debut Albums.

                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                    says: "She Is Beyond Good And Evil" was my first introduction to the Pop Group in the late 80s at indie night The Wilde Club. On the strength of that track I bought this LP and played it to death and it remains one of my favourite albums. Now remastered it also includes a 12” of the track that made me fall for them them in the first place. Totally uncompromising post-punk genius!

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    Vinyl Tracklist
                                                                                                    A1 Thief Of Fire (Remastered)
                                                                                                    A2 Snowgirl (Remastered)
                                                                                                    A3 Blood Money (Remastered)
                                                                                                    A4 Savage Sea (Remastered)
                                                                                                    A5 We Are Time (Remastered)
                                                                                                    B1 Words Disobey Me (Remastered)
                                                                                                    B2 Don't Call Me Pain (Remastered)
                                                                                                    B3 Boys From Brazil (Remastered)
                                                                                                    B4 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Remastered)

                                                                                                    12”
                                                                                                    A1 She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
                                                                                                    B1 3:38 (Remastered)

                                                                                                    CD Tracklist
                                                                                                    1 Thief Of Fire (Remastered)
                                                                                                    2 Snowgirl (Remastered)
                                                                                                    3 Blood Money (Remastered)
                                                                                                    4 Savage Sea (Remastered)
                                                                                                    5 We Are Time (Remastered)
                                                                                                    6 Words Disobey Me (Remastered)
                                                                                                    7 Don't Call Me Pain (Remastered)
                                                                                                    8 Boys From Brazil (Remastered)
                                                                                                    9 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Remastered)
                                                                                                    10 She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
                                                                                                    11 3:38 (Remastered) 

                                                                                                    Swans

                                                                                                    Leaving Meaning.

                                                                                                      'Leaving meaning.' is the band’s fifteenth studio album, the follow up to 2016’s 'The Glowing Man'. Written and produced by Michael Gira, the album features contributions from recent and former Swans, members of Angels of Light as well as Anna and Maria von Hausswolff, Ben Frost, The Necks, Baby Dee and Jennifer Gira.

                                                                                                      Michael Gira explains, “leaving meaning. is the first Swans album to be released since I dissolved the lineup of musicians that constituted Swans from 2010 – 2017. Swans is now comprised of a revolving cast of musicians, selected for both their musical and personal character, chosen according to what I intuit best suits the atmosphere in which I’d like to see the songs I’ve written presented. In collaboration with me, the musicians, through their personality, skill and taste, contribute greatly to the arrangement of the material. They’re all people whose work I admire and whose company I personally enjoy.”


                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      says: Michael Gira is a man who clearly can't quit (nor should he). Having given up on the band a number of times, in the midst smashing out some truly amazing albums, he always returns. This iteration of the band includes all the sounds we'd expect from Gira but bolstered by the perfectly selected cast of collaborators and co-conspirators.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      LP
                                                                                                      A1 Annaline
                                                                                                      A2 The Hanging Man
                                                                                                      A3 Amnesia
                                                                                                      B1 Leaving Meaning
                                                                                                      B2 Sunfucker
                                                                                                      C1 Hums
                                                                                                      C2 Cathedrals Of Heaven
                                                                                                      C3 The Nub
                                                                                                      D1 It's Coming It's Real
                                                                                                      D2 What Is This?
                                                                                                      D3 My Phantom Limb

                                                                                                      CD
                                                                                                      CD1
                                                                                                      1 Hums
                                                                                                      2 Annaline
                                                                                                      3 The Hanging Man
                                                                                                      4 Amnesia
                                                                                                      5 Leaving Meaning
                                                                                                      6 Sunfucker
                                                                                                      CD2
                                                                                                      1 Cathedrals Of Heaven
                                                                                                      2 The Nub
                                                                                                      3 It's Coming It's Real
                                                                                                      4 Some New Things
                                                                                                      5 What Is This?
                                                                                                      6 My Phantom Limb

                                                                                                      Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                      Throbbing Gristle’s Greatest Hits

                                                                                                        Genesis P. Orridge was the Frank Zappa of experimental electronic music, exploring virtually every notion and idea of performance that he could possibly muster. And his period with Throbbing Gristle resulted in some of the most dense and difficult music to ever see the light of day, a staggering thought even decades after the band's demise. Turning the idea of rock music on its head and injecting it with a lethal dose of electronica, Gristle was light years ahead of its time and suffered endless persecution from the British government because of their wild ideas. On this ironically titled collection, the band offers 11 tracks that plant the seeds for a number of genres. Synth pop is here in the primal, awkward guise of "Adrenalin," while "Hot on the Heels of Love" may be one of the very first techno songs ever. "Subhuman" would set the standard for the type of ranting industrial rock that Skinny Puppy and Ministry would actually have to water down, and "Six Six Sixties" is the sort of guitar-driven noise narrative which would later find brief popularity with the New York City art rock scene.  Standing heads and tails above the rest of their contemporaries, this is the best place to first discover Throbbing Gristle's difficult but rewarding body of work. Anyone with even a passing interest in unusual and experimental music would do themselves a big favor by checking this out.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        LP / CD1:
                                                                                                        1 Hamburger Lady
                                                                                                        2 Hot On The Heels Of Love
                                                                                                        3 Subhuman
                                                                                                        4 AB/7A
                                                                                                        5 Six Six Sixties
                                                                                                        6 Blood On The Floor
                                                                                                        7 20 Jazz Funk Greats
                                                                                                        8 TiabGuls
                                                                                                        9 United
                                                                                                        10 What A Day
                                                                                                        11 Adrenalin & Dialogue

                                                                                                        CD2:
                                                                                                        1 The Old Man Smiled (Alt Mix)
                                                                                                        2 Zyklon B Zombie B
                                                                                                        3 Dead On Arrival
                                                                                                        4 We Hate You (Little Girls)
                                                                                                        5 Five Knuckle Shuffle
                                                                                                        6 Discipline (Berlin – Edit)
                                                                                                        7 Persuasion
                                                                                                        8 AB7A (AB7B Mix)
                                                                                                        9 Distant Dreams (Part Two)

                                                                                                        Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                        D.O.A. The Third And Final Report Of Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                          DoA The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle is, along with 20 Jazz Funk Greats, the bands most famous and sought after album, back in print and on coloured vinyl after being unavailable for a few years.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          LP / CD1:
                                                                                                          1 I.B.M.
                                                                                                          2 Hit By A Rock
                                                                                                          3 United
                                                                                                          4 Valley Of The Shadow Of The Death
                                                                                                          5 Dead On Arrival
                                                                                                          6 Weeping
                                                                                                          7 Hamburger Lady
                                                                                                          8 Hometime
                                                                                                          9 AB/7A
                                                                                                          10 E-Coli
                                                                                                          11 Death Threats
                                                                                                          12 Walls Of Sound
                                                                                                          13 Blood On The Floor

                                                                                                          CD2:
                                                                                                          1 Introduction – The Crypt 1978
                                                                                                          2 It’s Always The Way – Goldsmiths College, London 1978
                                                                                                          3 Industrial Muszak – The Crypt 1978
                                                                                                          4 Cabaret Voltaire – IT College Wakefield 1978
                                                                                                          5 Hamburger Lady – Goldsmiths College, London 1978
                                                                                                          6 IBM – Goldsmiths College, London 1978
                                                                                                          7 New After Cease To Exist Soundtrack LFMC 1978
                                                                                                          8 Whistling Song – The Crypt 1978
                                                                                                          9 Mother Spunk – IT College Wakefield 1978
                                                                                                          10 DoA - Goldsmiths College, London 1978
                                                                                                          11 Five Knuckle Shuffle
                                                                                                          12 We Hate You (Little Girls)

                                                                                                          Cabaret Voltaire

                                                                                                          Chance Versus Causality

                                                                                                            Chance versus Causality is a previously Previously unreleased soundtrack by industrial electronic pioneers Cabaret Voltaire, to 16mm film For Two Projectors by Babeth Mondini from 1979.

                                                                                                            Features all original Cabaret Voltaire members – Richard H Kirk, Stephen Mallinder, Chris Watson.


                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1 Part 1
                                                                                                            2 Part 2
                                                                                                            3 Part 3
                                                                                                            4 Part 4
                                                                                                            5 Part 5
                                                                                                            6 Part 6
                                                                                                            7 Part 7

                                                                                                            Maps

                                                                                                            Turning The Mind - Special Edition Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                              Turning The Mind, recorded with Tim Holmes (Death in Vegas) at the Contino Rooms in London, is Maps’second album from 2009 and followed the release of Maps’ Mercury Prize shortlisted debut We Can Create in 2007. Includes the tracks ‘I Dream of Crystal’, ‘Die Happy, Die Smiling’ and ‘Valium In The Sunshine’

                                                                                                              “The tracks for this album never seemed to stop flowing from the day I began working on them, it is a true statement of Maps' music at this precise moment.”James Chapman aka Mapsin 2009.

                                                                                                              Maps has remixed Depeche Mode, Public Service Broadcasting, Susanne Sundfør, Moby, C Duncan, M83 and more.


                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              A1 Turning The Mind
                                                                                                              A2 I Dream Of Crystal
                                                                                                              A3 Let Go Of The Fear
                                                                                                              A4 Valium In The Sunshine
                                                                                                              B1 Papercuts
                                                                                                              B2 Love Will Come
                                                                                                              B3 Everything Is Shattering
                                                                                                              B4 Nothing
                                                                                                              C1 The Note (These Videos)
                                                                                                              C2 Chemeleon
                                                                                                              C3 Die Happy, Die Smiling
                                                                                                              C4 Without You

                                                                                                              Maps

                                                                                                              We Can Create - Special Edition Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                A hugely ambitious, widescreen and epic record that recalls everything from the far away electronics of Basic Channel and Carl Craig, through the skewed songwriting of Postal Service, Flaming Lips and Grandaddy to the euphoric sound-scapes of Sigur Ros and My Bloody Valentine, We Can Create is a work of heart stopping extremes.

                                                                                                                The album was recorded without computers, preferring the painstaking process of splicing sounds together on MAPS’ battered 16 track recorder in his Northamptonshire bedroom, the results were subsequently co-produced by Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Bjork) and mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, Hope Of The States). The critically acclaimed album was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2007.

                                                                                                                Maps has remixed Depeche Mode, Public Service Broadcasting, Susanne Sundfør, Moby, C Duncan, M83 and more.


                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                A1 So Low, So High
                                                                                                                A2 You Don’t Know Her Name
                                                                                                                A3 Elouise
                                                                                                                A4 It Will Find You
                                                                                                                B1 Glory Verse
                                                                                                                B2 Liquid Sugar
                                                                                                                B3 To The Sky
                                                                                                                B4 Back + Forth
                                                                                                                C1 Lost My Soul
                                                                                                                C2 Don’t Fear
                                                                                                                C3 When You Leave

                                                                                                                Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

                                                                                                                The Road (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

                                                                                                                  Originally released in January 2010, Mute / BMG are set to release an exclusive version of the acclaimed soundtrack ‘THE ROAD’ available on vinyl for the very first time.

                                                                                                                  Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy (author of ‘No Country For Old Men’) ’The Road’ is an epic post-apocalyptic tale of survival of a father and his young son journeying across a barren America destroyed by a mysterious cataclysm, The Road boldly imagines a future in which men are pushed to the worst and the best that they are capable of….

                                                                                                                  Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, of the internationally celebrated bands Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The Dirty Three and Grinderman, have created an evocative score featuring violin and piano with beautiful fleeting melodies and eerie sound loops filled with terror and suspense. Cave and Ellis have previously scored John Hillcoat's critically acclaimed 2005 Australian 'Western', The Proposition’ and Andrew Dominik’s 2007 savage tale of the true west ‘The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford’, both reissued on Colour LP by Mute/BMG in the last year.


                                                                                                                  New Order

                                                                                                                  ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes..

                                                                                                                    In June 2017, New Order returned to the stage at Manchester’s Old Granada Studios where Joy Division made their television debut on Tony Wilson’s So It Goes programme in 1978. For the celebrated show ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes .., New Order deconstructed, rethought and rebuilt a wealth of material from throughout their career: familiar and obscure, old and new.

                                                                                                                    Featuring tracks such as Disorder, from Joy Divisions Unknown Pleasures and not played live for 30 years, up to 2015’s Plastic from New Order’s critically acclaimed Top 5 album Music Complete - this is the perfect document of those magical 5 nights. The album was recorded live on 13th July 2017 and includes the full show and encore plus 3 additional tracks recorded over the residency to give listeners a full representation of the breadth of material performed. 

                                                                                                                    This special series of intimate shows took over Stage 1 of Manchester’s iconic Old Granada Studios for five nights in June 2017. Created in collaboration with visual artist Liam Gillick, who has previously presented solo exhibitions at venues such as Tate Britain and MoMA in New York; and orchestrated by composer-arranger Joe Duddell, a fellow son of Manchester and a frequent collaborator with the band, the live show was performed by the band with a 12-strong synthesiser ensemble from the Royal Northern College of Music. 

                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                    says: Mute present this essential landmark in New Order's lineage with this 2CD / 3LP set from MIF almost exactly 2 years ago. The catalogue is given a renewed and invigorated twist, showing another side to an already venerable set of classic songs. An essential piece for any fans, and another reason New Order retain the status they've held for so long.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1 Times Change (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    2 Who's Joe (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    3 Dream Attack (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    4 Disorder (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    5 Ultraviolence (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    6 In A Lonely Place (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    7 All Day Long (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    8 Shellshock (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    9 Guilt Is A Useless Emotion (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    10 Subculture (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    11 Bizarre Love Triangle (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    12 Vanishing Point (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    13 Plastic (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    14 Your Silent Face (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    15 Decades (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    16 Elegia (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    17 Heart & Soul (Live At MIF)
                                                                                                                    18 Behind Closed Doors (Live At MIF)

                                                                                                                    ‘Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.’ is a career-defining, ambitious album that sees the bedroom producer step out of the bedroom with his most collaborative project to date, including work with classical ensemble The Echo Collective, percussionists and guest vocalists from across the world.

                                                                                                                    These stunning, immersive and impressionistic songs, scored and produced by Maps himself, are inspired by an orchestral approach and by the rolling Northamptonshire countryside beyond the window of his studio, which provides peace, isolation and inspiration.

                                                                                                                    “I wanted to push everything to the limit with this record, and explore new territory for Maps. The orchestral instrumentation and addition of other musicians and singers played a huge part in finding the purer and more human emotion I was searching for. I learnt the violin as I was growing up, so I’m glad it finally came in useful!” (Maps)

                                                                                                                    Three years in the making, ‘Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.’ is informed by the richness of life experience. It is an album he could only have made now and one that represents a creative reinvention for Maps.


                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                    says: Chapman has created his opus here, swinging from soaring anthemic rock to brittle shoegazing ambience in the blink of an eye, but bolseted throughout with a firm emphasis on driven percussion and shimmering synths to keep things moving forward in spectacular fashion. A shining and spine-tingling collection, an absolute career high.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1 Surveil
                                                                                                                    2 Both Sides
                                                                                                                    3 Howl Around
                                                                                                                    4 Wildfire
                                                                                                                    5 Just Reflecting
                                                                                                                    6 She Sang To Me
                                                                                                                    7 Sophia
                                                                                                                    8 The Plans We Made
                                                                                                                    9 New Star
                                                                                                                    10 You Exist In Everything

                                                                                                                    A Certain Ratio

                                                                                                                    Acr:box

                                                                                                                      Following on from 2018’s compilation, acr:set, acr:box showcases the diversity of the singles, B-sides and alternative versions of tracks that A Certain Ratio have released, but without repeating tracks recently made available. acr:box collates everything that fans had been missing from the recent reissue campaign, and compliments that with a selection found after a deep delve into the archive to find all the hidden gems that had been talked about over the years, but never heard – even a few releases the band had forgotten about!

                                                                                                                      Looking to make the box set as comprehensive as possible, even the original tapes from the session they recorded for a collaboration with Grace Jones were uncovered and reworked. This session includes the cover version of Talking Heads’ ‘Houses In Motion’, using Jez Kerr’s guide vocals (pre to him becoming the band’s singer). Grace Jones never completed her vocal take, after attending one of the recording sessions with the band.

                                                                                                                      The box set, which marks the 40th anniversary of A Certain Ratio’s debut release, the Martin Hannett produced ‘All Night Party’ (Factory Records’ first single release) was described recently by Record Collector as “a statement of future intentions: to set funk off against nervous angst.” They went on to be hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as “punk funk” thanks to the success of their second single, ‘Shack Up’, represented here via a radio edit from Electronic, featuring Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr. 


                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                      says: A lovely looking box-set here, brimming with A lovely looking box-set here, brimming with unreleased gems, alternative versions and lost rarities, all collected under one roof. An essential purchase if ever there was one. Release as a vinyl and CD box set editions.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Singles And B-sides:
                                                                                                                      1 All Night Party
                                                                                                                      2 The Thin Boys
                                                                                                                      3 Blown Away
                                                                                                                      4 Son And Heir
                                                                                                                      5 Waterline
                                                                                                                      6 Funaezekea
                                                                                                                      7 Abracadubra
                                                                                                                      8 Sommadub
                                                                                                                      9 Guess Who? (12"
                                                                                                                      10 Tumba Rumba
                                                                                                                      11 Knife Slits Water (12" Version)
                                                                                                                      12 Kether Hot Knives (Mix In Special)
                                                                                                                      13 I Need Someone Tonight
                                                                                                                      14 Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
                                                                                                                      15 Life's A Scream
                                                                                                                      16 There's Only This
                                                                                                                      17 Si Fermir O Grido (Touch Cassette Version)
                                                                                                                      18 Brazilia 6.10
                                                                                                                      19 Sounds Like Something Dirty
                                                                                                                      20 The Runner (Greetings Four Version)
                                                                                                                      21 Inside (Greetings Four Version)
                                                                                                                      22 Bootsy (Greetings Four Version)
                                                                                                                      23 Fever 103 (Greetings Four Version)
                                                                                                                      24 Loosen Up Your Mind
                                                                                                                      25 The Planet
                                                                                                                      27 27 Forever (Jon Dasilva's Testimonial Mix)
                                                                                                                      26 Turn Me On (7" Edit)
                                                                                                                      28 Shack Up (Electronic Radio Edit)

                                                                                                                      Unreleased:
                                                                                                                      29 Houses In Motion (Demo Version 1)
                                                                                                                      30 Houses In Motion (Demo Version 2)
                                                                                                                      31 And Then Again (Another Version)
                                                                                                                      32 Piu Lento (John Peel Session)
                                                                                                                      33 Nostromo A Go Go (Demo)
                                                                                                                      34 Force (Demo)
                                                                                                                      35 Backs To The Wall (Demo)
                                                                                                                      36 The Big E (Demo)
                                                                                                                      37 Every Pleasure (Demo)
                                                                                                                      38 Rivers Edge (Demo)
                                                                                                                      39 Stadium (Demo)
                                                                                                                      40 Thin Grey Line (Demo)
                                                                                                                      41 Repercussions (African Mix)
                                                                                                                      42 BTTW 90 (Demo)
                                                                                                                      43 Spirit Dance (Demo)
                                                                                                                      44 Bitter Pill (Never Released)
                                                                                                                      45 It's Trippin When I'm Fine (Previously Unreleased)
                                                                                                                      46 Mello (JD 800 Perc Mix)
                                                                                                                      47 Tekno 4 An Answer (120bpm)
                                                                                                                      48 Samba 123 (Demo)
                                                                                                                      49 Some Day (ACR Rework)
                                                                                                                      50 Happy Meal (Working Title)
                                                                                                                      51 Flight Won't Stop (Unfinished Demo)
                                                                                                                      52 Fruit Song (Unfinished Demo)
                                                                                                                      53 Say What You Mean (Unfinished Demo)
                                                                                                                      54 W.S.L.U.

                                                                                                                      Chris Carter

                                                                                                                      Disobedient

                                                                                                                        ‘Disobedient’: Chris Carter’s live documentation of his performance at the legendary Disobey Club in London, Manchester and Vienna from October 1995. Double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with bonus track ‘Disobedient Redux’ recorded in 2018.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Pantavistiq
                                                                                                                        Pulsec
                                                                                                                        Solomo
                                                                                                                        Lixiez
                                                                                                                        TVX
                                                                                                                        Chakutut
                                                                                                                        Versix
                                                                                                                        Sublev
                                                                                                                        Domank
                                                                                                                        Disobedient Redux

                                                                                                                        Chris Carter

                                                                                                                        Archival Recordings: 1973 - 1977

                                                                                                                          ‘Archival Recordings: 1973 - 1977’: Originally only available in the now sold out ‘Miscellany’ vinyl box set released in 2018. 13 tracks that Chris found in his archive from years before he formed Throbbing Gristle with Cosey, Sleazy and Genesis. They show a young mind curious about electronic sound and melody, yet sound like a fully formed album that should never have been left in the archive for 40+ years. A perfect companion piece to his latest album ‘Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One’.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          Nodes - 1973
                                                                                                                          Head Less - 1974
                                                                                                                          Hegel Vogt - 1974
                                                                                                                          Null - 1974
                                                                                                                          Runclodler - 1974
                                                                                                                          Hexfoil - 1975
                                                                                                                          Jet Age - 1975
                                                                                                                          Warm Hair - 1975
                                                                                                                          Variables - 1976
                                                                                                                          Wybbel - 1976
                                                                                                                          Black Powder - 1977
                                                                                                                          Ghost Trains - 1977
                                                                                                                          See Sick - 1977

                                                                                                                          Chris Carter

                                                                                                                          Mondo Beat

                                                                                                                            ‘Mondo Beat’: Chris Carter’s second solo album, originally released in 1985. Includes the haunting classic track ‘Moonlight’.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            Moonlight
                                                                                                                            Real Life
                                                                                                                            Noevil
                                                                                                                            Mondo B
                                                                                                                            Nobadhairdo
                                                                                                                            Beyond Temptation

                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                              Simon Bonney

                                                                                                                              Past, Present, Future

                                                                                                                                ‘Past, Present, Future’ features songs from Simon Bonney’s last two albums, ‘Forever’ (1992) and ‘Everyman’ (1994), as well as six unreleased tracks, including his cover of Scott Walker’s ‘Duchess’.

                                                                                                                                Speaking to Billboard, he explains “It’s a very dynamic period in the world; a lot of people are feeling that they’re struggling to see how the future will unfold for them and whether or not they’ll have a place in the future. And that’s what a lot of these songs are about.”

                                                                                                                                At the age of 16, Simon Bonney formed Crime And The City Solution in an abandoned building in Sydney’s business district. The band embodied the post punk ethos of nihilism and alienation and Simon’s lyrics and music were informed in part by life as a 14-year-old runaway in 1970’s Kings Cross, Sydney’s red-light district. In 1984, after a move to London, Simon formed a new incarnation of the band with Bad Seed Mick Harvey, Rowland S Howard (The Birthday Party), Harry Howard (These Immortal Souls) and Epic Soundtracks (Swell Maps). After four beautifully chaotic records, a run of cacophonous live shows in Europe and the US and a standout performance in Wim Wenders’ 1980s masterpiece ‘Wings Of Desire’, the band broke up and Simon and Mick relocated to West Berlin. Here Simon would form the longest lasting line up, the Berlin Crime And The City Solution, which featured Simon, Mick, Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten), Bronwyn Adams, Thomas Stern and Chrislo Hass (DAF). From the band’s first offering, ‘Shine’, through their final album, ‘The Adversary Live’, the band was championed by influential journalists, with its albums regularly showing up in the Best Of lists.

                                                                                                                                In 1992, with Crime And The City Solution on hiatus, Simon moved to the US on an impulse, stayed for a decade and released two records; the much loved and very personal ‘Forever’ and the socio-political ‘Everyman’, a record that has grown in relevance as rapid change and social dislocation has increased.

                                                                                                                                In imagining the perfect soundtrack to these observations, he turned to the melancholy and plaintive sounds of dobro and lap steel of 1970s country music, the sound of longing for the familiar, for security and stability, songs about family and belonging, memories of a childhood farm in Tasmania. The result was two country tinged, compassionate and prescient portraits of life in late 20th Century America through Tasmanian eyes.

                                                                                                                                His path led him into outback Australia, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh - a life rich in extremes of colour and conflict, of trauma, of humanity and inhumanity, of power and powerlessness. It was not always easy to witness and eventually, as happens with all that walk this road, he had seen too much and it was time to stop. It was time to re-embrace something simple, something personal - his music. He pulled tapes from shoeboxes and listened to the old albums as well as tracks recorded for an unreleased album, ‘Eyes Of Blue’, recorded in Detroit with a band featuring Matt Smith (Outrageous Cherry, the Volbeats), Troy Gregory (the Dirtbombs, Electric Six, Killing Joke) and a guest appearance by Chuck Prophet and found that, far from sounding nostalgic, they sounded fresh and every bit as relevant - if not more relevant - than when he had recorded them.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                Ravenswood
                                                                                                                                Don’t Walk Away From Love
                                                                                                                                There Can Only Be One
                                                                                                                                Where Trouble Is Easier To Find
                                                                                                                                A Sweet Kind Of Pain
                                                                                                                                Everyman
                                                                                                                                Duchess
                                                                                                                                The Great Survivor
                                                                                                                                Forever
                                                                                                                                Annabelle Lee
                                                                                                                                Eyes Of Blue
                                                                                                                                Can't Believe Anymore

                                                                                                                                Suicide

                                                                                                                                Dream Baby Dream (RSD19 EDITION)

                                                                                                                                  THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2019 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                  “THE BAND THAT WILL ALWAYS SOUND LIKE THE FUTURE” - Dangerous Minds. The classic Suicide ‘Dream Baby Dream’ single (originally released 1979) is re-issued exclusively for Record Store Day 2019. Released on 12”

                                                                                                                                  Yazoo

                                                                                                                                  You And Me Both

                                                                                                                                    Over 35 years since their formation, Yazoo - Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet - are still acclaimed as one of the UK’s greatest pop duos. During their short time together they made two classic albums Upstairs At Eric's and You And Me Both, released seminal hit singles ‘Only You’, ‘Don't Go’, ‘Situation’ and ‘Nobody's Diary’ and toured before disbanding in 1983. Their legacy was a sentiment and a sonic style which sent shock waves through the early-80s charts and continues to be heard in the latest pop hits and throughout contemporary electronica.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    Side 1:
                                                                                                                                    1. Nobody's Diary (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                                                    2. Softly Over (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                                                    3. Sweet Thing (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                                                    4. Mr Blue (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                                                    5. Good Times (2018 - Remaster)

                                                                                                                                    Side 2:
                                                                                                                                    1. Walk Away From Love (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                                                    2. Ode To Boy (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                                                    3. Unmarked (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                                                    4. Anyone (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                                                    5. Happy People (2018 - Remaster)
                                                                                                                                    6. And On (2018 - Remaster)

                                                                                                                                    Written and recorded over a seven year period, "The Quanta Series" tracks K Á R Y Y N’s movements across continents on a voyage of self-examination. Beginning in 2011 following the death of two relatives in Aleppo, K Á R Y Y N left her native LA for Cherry Valley, upstate New York to process her grief in seclusion. During the 18 months she lived in Cherry Valley, K Á R Y Y N wrote two songs for "The Quanta Series". The first was a visceral, emotional piece recorded in one take called "Today I Read Your Life Story 11:11". The second, a musing on impermanence and understanding the impact of our choices called "Segment & The Line".

                                                                                                                                    Over the years that followed, K Á R Y Y N spent time living in Berlin where she wrote "Purgatory!, a song inspired by a memory from her childhood spent in the Forty Mountains of Idlib province in Syria. As she travelled, she found inspiration everywhere, leaning into her own familial legacy, feelings of grief and love and observations on human interaction. A deep connection to her lineage is a concurrent theme in K Á R Y Y N’s work, with an interpretation of traditional Armenian folk song "Ambets Gorav" present on the album plus a beautiful choral patchwork called "Mirror Me" providing an introspective break in the album - a track about 'facing yourself, the good, the bad; searching for the parts in us that have been lost.'


                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                    says: With shimmering, echoed reverb and tentatively delivered vocal shards, K A R Y Y N has crafted a stunningly original juxtaposition of choral ambience and direct, modern electronics. Rife with changes in pace and unexpected slabs of withering gloom before launching once again into a euphoric resolution. It's a gorgeous LP and one that reveals more on every subsequent listen.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1 Ever
                                                                                                                                    2 Yajna
                                                                                                                                    3 Purgatory
                                                                                                                                    4 Binary
                                                                                                                                    5 Ambets Gorav
                                                                                                                                    6 Un-c2-see
                                                                                                                                    7 Mirror Me
                                                                                                                                    8 Cytokinesis
                                                                                                                                    9 Aleppo
                                                                                                                                    10 Today I Read Your Life Story 11 11
                                                                                                                                    11 Segment& The Line

                                                                                                                                    Apparat

                                                                                                                                    LP5

                                                                                                                                      "LP5" is Apparat’s first release since 2013’s "Krieg und Frieden" (Music for Theatre), and follows two studio albums, "II" and "III" (Mute / Monkeytown) by Moderat, the trio he founded with Modeselektor’s Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary.

                                                                                                                                      Sublime and delicate, the album finds greatness in small things and in unexpected twists; it joins musical fragments together and glows from the cracks in between. For Ring, it is also a document of artistic insight and autonomy. 'I was only able to make the record this way because Moderat exists,' he says. 'Having a huge stage with Moderat gave me a setting for grand gestures and meant I could unburden Apparat from these aspirations. I don't have to write big pop hymns here; I can just immerse myself in the details and the structures.'

                                                                                                                                      Still hymnic, "LP5" doesn’t rely on dramatic gestures and theatrical amplification, instead it lives off delicately sculpted sounds crackling alongside filigree beeping and twitching.

                                                                                                                                      Like previous Apparat albums, the new release sees Sascha Ring collaborate with cellist Philipp Thimm and on the album you can also hear trombone, trumpet and saxophone, a harp, a double bass and other strings. Tracks were developed over endless group improvisations and lavish orchestral sessions – some of these sessions are only apparent in the final mix as fluttering echoes, just barely noticeable. The album was recorded in Berlin at AP4, JRS, Vox-Ton & Hansa Studios, mixed by Gareth Jones and Sascha Ring.

                                                                                                                                      From elegiac techno to deep orchestral pop ballads, Apparat‘s work has always had a common denominator: an elegance that embraces and gives nuanced layers of detail and a near universal beauty.


                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      Voi_Do
                                                                                                                                      Dawan
                                                                                                                                      Laminar Flow
                                                                                                                                      Heroist
                                                                                                                                      Means Of Entry
                                                                                                                                      Brandenburg
                                                                                                                                      Caronte
                                                                                                                                      Eq_Break
                                                                                                                                      Outlier
                                                                                                                                      In Gravitas

                                                                                                                                      Yann Tiersen

                                                                                                                                      All

                                                                                                                                        "ALL" is the first album to be recorded at Tiersen’s new studio, venue and community centre, The Eskal, built in an abandoned discotheque on the island of Ushant, a small island positioned in the Celtic sea between Brittany and Cornwall, Tiersen’s home for the past 10 years. The album, mixed and co-produced by Gareth Jones, continues the themes of environment and a connection to nature first explored on EUSA, incorporating recordings from outside of Brittany, such as the redwood forests of California as well as field recordings from Tempelhof airport in Berlin (on ‘Tempelhof’), plus guest vocalists.

                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                        says: Since the Amelié soundtrack, i've been in love with Tiersen's work, and this is most certainly the culmination of all of his previous works. It's a stunningly delicate, but beautifully emotive collection, more classically focused than Arnalds or Frahm but as tender as either (i'm not throwing shade here, i'm mad for a good pianist). Beautiful.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        Tempelhof
                                                                                                                                        Koad (Wood)
                                                                                                                                        Erc’h (Anow)
                                                                                                                                        Usal Road
                                                                                                                                        Pell (Far)
                                                                                                                                        Bloavezhioù (Years)
                                                                                                                                        Heol (Sun)
                                                                                                                                        Gwennilied (Swallows)
                                                                                                                                        Aon (Fear)
                                                                                                                                        Prad (Meadow)
                                                                                                                                        Beure Kentañ (First Morning)

                                                                                                                                        Mark Stewart + Mafia

                                                                                                                                        Learning To Cope With Cowardice / The Lost Tapes: Definitive Edition

                                                                                                                                          ‘Learning To Cope With Cowardice’, the groundbreaking debut solo album by visionary post punk iconoclast Mark Stewart, is to be given a definitive reissue alongside ‘The Lost Tapes’, a newly discovered cache of unreleased material.

                                                                                                                                          ‘Learning To Cope With Cowardice’ is a vital chapter in the legacy of Mark Stewart & The Maffia, a project that would prove to be a revolutionary benchmark for many, from the innovators of the ‘Bristol Sound’ (The Wild Bunch, Smith & Mighty, Tricky, Massive Attack) through to the likes of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails. Collected together this set realizes an expansive restoration of one of Stewart’s most audacious statements. As it was in the early 1980s so it is now, ‘Learning To Cope With Cowardice’ is a masterwork of mutant design and a rude awakening of extraordinary bite.

                                                                                                                                          Mark Stewart himself perceives ‘The Lost Tapes’ as a document that now possesses a storied significance: “It was a real adventure discovering this forbidden history, a twisted tale of Muswell hillbillies, French pirates and a Dutch schizophrenic doctor doing psychic archaeology.” Whilst Adrian Sherwood describes these works as characteristic of a distinct primitivism: “[‘The Lost Tapes’ represent] the early childhood of the songs before Mark and me conducted frenzied, scorched earth, slash-and-burn, twenty hour mental, manic editing sessions at Crass’ studios that led to birthing the finished album.”

                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                          says: On his debut solo album, Mark Stewart took the intense, claustrophobic sound of his previous band The Pop Group, and filtered it through the incredible dub infused sonics of Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound production, creating an album that sounded like nothing else at the time. No in a deluxe reissue format including a bonus disc of Lost Tapes, it still sound amazing.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Learning To Cope With Cowardice
                                                                                                                                          Learning To Cope With Cowardice
                                                                                                                                          Liberty City
                                                                                                                                          Blessed Are Those Who Struggle
                                                                                                                                          None Dare Call It Conspiracy
                                                                                                                                          Don't Ever Lay Down Your Arms
                                                                                                                                          The Paranoia Of Power
                                                                                                                                          To Have The Vision
                                                                                                                                          Jerusalem

                                                                                                                                          The Lost Tapes
                                                                                                                                          Intro
                                                                                                                                          May I
                                                                                                                                          Conspiracy
                                                                                                                                          W.Brooks
                                                                                                                                          Paranoia
                                                                                                                                          Liberty Dub
                                                                                                                                          Vision
                                                                                                                                          Cowardice
                                                                                                                                          High Ideals & Crazy Dub
                                                                                                                                          The Weight

                                                                                                                                          Lost Under Heaven

                                                                                                                                          Love Hates What You Become

                                                                                                                                            A startling, thought-provoking record, it follows their 2016 debut, Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing. Shot full of incisive social commentary, Love Hates What You Become captures the couple at their most musically raw and visceral.

                                                                                                                                            The band wrote the album in Ellery’s native Manchester before traveling to Los Angeles to record with producer John Congleton, known for his Grammy-winning work with St. Vincent, Swans, Explosions in the Sky and Sigur Rós. Congleton introduced the band to Swans drummer Thor Harris, who plays on the record. “We were without a drummer or a real band,” explains Ellery. “I just concentrated on writing the songs rather than making a sound. We turned up in LA with that as our starting point, this collection of Guitar & Piano demos that I’d sent through.”

                                                                                                                                            Those demos included some of the most accomplished song writing of his career to date, such as momentous album closer ‘For The Wild’. “I started writing that song years ago almost as a pastiche of trying to write real this rock’n’roll saviour,” he reminisces. “The rock’n’roll revolutionary feels such a culturally irrelevant cliché now, we’re living in a mechanised world seemingly indifferent to the longings of the human soul.”

                                                                                                                                            A striking difference from their debut record is the prominence of Ebony’s vocals, notable on the album’s formidable ‘Bunny’s Blues’. “Creating this character of Bunny began with a performance piece I did back in Amsterdam,” Ebony explains. “She became a playful tool to confront how male-dominated society attempts to control both women and nature without having any real understanding or respect for their being and innate power.”


                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            Come
                                                                                                                                            Bunny’s Blues
                                                                                                                                            The Breath Of Light
                                                                                                                                            Most High
                                                                                                                                            Black Sun Rising
                                                                                                                                            Love Hates What You Become
                                                                                                                                            Serenity Says
                                                                                                                                            Savage Messiah
                                                                                                                                            Post Millenial Tension
                                                                                                                                            For The Wild

                                                                                                                                            Chris Carter

                                                                                                                                            Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One.1: Coursework (Inc. Daniel Avery, Radiophonic Workshop & Chris Liebing Remixes)

                                                                                                                                              Remixes from Chris Carter’s "Chemistry Lessons Volume One.1: Coursework" alongside a new piece - "Bongo Glow".

                                                                                                                                              A work in progress at the time the album was completed, "Bongo Glow" was completed using the same processes as the rest of "CCCLV1", and it juusst about made the cut for the Japanese release date. But for you lucky listeners Mute have ensured its inclusion here. A slowly morphing, elasticated track with mangled, computerized vox, playful melodies and push-pull rhythms; it's deliciously quirky and textured and should appeal to both die hard electronica fans and lovers of leftfield pop.

                                                                                                                                              The additional three reworkings included here were created without direct instruction as an experiment to see how they changed with input from external sources. Daniel Avery’s remix of "Usyring" is a slow building, mesmerizing industrial pounder which fits perfectly with the producer's current MO. 

                                                                                                                                              Meanwhile The Radiophonic Workshop took "Blissters" and created a more experimental reworking exectued in their unique style and Chris Liebing gives "Tones Map" a brooding end-of-world type feel, adding his 'Slow Burn' remix technique.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              Bongo Glow
                                                                                                                                              Uysring (Daniel Avery Remix)
                                                                                                                                              Blissters (Radiophonic Workshop Remix)
                                                                                                                                              Tones Map (Chris Liebing Burn Slow Remix)

                                                                                                                                              Lee Ranaldo

                                                                                                                                              Electric Trim, Live At Rough Trade East

                                                                                                                                                Recorded at London’s Rough Trade East in October 2017, and mixed by Raül ‘Refree’ Fernandez, the album depicts an intimate solo performance, the first UK date on his extensive Electric Trim tour before Ranaldo returned in early 2018 with the Electric Trim trio.

                                                                                                                                                Ranaldo explains, "It was cool to have the first Electric Trim show be in an intimate setting. I came over to Europe on a promo trip and did the show at Rough Trade East in London, and a rooftop session in Paris a few days later… I’m so proud of this group of songs, they are so exactly-what-I-wanted them to be, and they were still fresh at this moment - I was discovering them, stripping away all the arrangements to the simple, sturdy songs themselves with just a voice and a few acoustic guitars.”

                                                                                                                                                Electric Trim Live at Rough Trade East – which features artwork by long time collaborator Richard Prince - marks the end of touring and releases for Electric Trim as Ranaldo returns to the studio to record its follow up.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                1. Moroccan Mountains (Electric Trim Live At Rough Trade East)
                                                                                                                                                2. Let’s Start Again (Electric Trim Live At Rough Trade East)
                                                                                                                                                3. Electric Trim (Electric Trim Live At Rough Trade East)

                                                                                                                                                1. Circular (Right As Rain) Live
                                                                                                                                                2. Uncle Skeleton (Electric Trim Live At Rough Trade East)
                                                                                                                                                3. Thrown Over The Wall (Electric Trim Live At Rough Trade East)
                                                                                                                                                4. New Thing (Electric Trim Live At Rough Trade East)

                                                                                                                                                Chris Carter

                                                                                                                                                Miscellany

                                                                                                                                                  CHRIS CARTER, who recently released his first solo album release in 17 years, the acclaimed Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One, has announced details of Chemistry Lessons Volume 1.1 Coursework, a new EP featuring remixes from Daniel Avery, Chris Liebing, the Radiophonic Workshop as well as a rare track, ‘Bongo Glow’, previously only available on the Japanese edition of the album.

                                                                                                                                                  Radiophonic Workshop, an important influence to Carter on the recent album, have remixed very few artists but for this EP the recently reactivated pioneering electronic experimenters have reworked ‘Blissters’. Chris Liebing’s reworking of ‘Tones Map’ is the latest in his Burn Slow series (which includes remixes of Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp and a brand new album release), ‘Bongo Glow’ was recorded after Chemistry Lessons Volume One was completed, and Daniel Avery’s remix of ‘Uysring’, the first track to be shared from the EP, can be heard here: http://smarturl.it/CC-COURSEWORK

                                                                                                                                                  In addition, Chris Carter has announced the first details of a new box set of his early work, collating remastered (and mastered for the first time) solo albums alongside a disc of unreleased archival recordings from 1973-1977.

                                                                                                                                                  Chris Carter’s Miscellany will be available as a limited - 1000 - 6-piece vinyl box set with 12-page 12” sized booklet featuring rare and unseen images, synthesiser schematics and ephemera from Chris Carter’s archive. Both Disobedient and Small Moon will be available here for the first time on vinyl. The CD box set will contain 4-CDs and a 24-page booklet.


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                                                                                                                                                  Vinyl:
                                                                                                                                                  1 Moonlight
                                                                                                                                                  2 Real Life
                                                                                                                                                  3 Noevil

                                                                                                                                                  1 Mondo B
                                                                                                                                                  2 Nobadhairdo
                                                                                                                                                  3 Beyond Temptation

                                                                                                                                                  1 Pantavistiq
                                                                                                                                                  2 Pulsec
                                                                                                                                                  3 Solomo

                                                                                                                                                  1 Lixiez
                                                                                                                                                  2 TVX
                                                                                                                                                  3 Chakutut

                                                                                                                                                  1 Versix
                                                                                                                                                  2 Sublev
                                                                                                                                                  3 Domank

                                                                                                                                                  1 Disobedient Redux

                                                                                                                                                  1 Arcadia
                                                                                                                                                  2 Praxiz

                                                                                                                                                  1 Klypp'D
                                                                                                                                                  2 Non-Pop

                                                                                                                                                  1 Reazymn
                                                                                                                                                  2 Soho… 3am

                                                                                                                                                  1 Small Moon Redux

                                                                                                                                                  1 Nodes - 1973
                                                                                                                                                  2 Head Less - 1974
                                                                                                                                                  3 Hegel Vogt - 1974
                                                                                                                                                  4 Null - 1974
                                                                                                                                                  5 Runclodler - 1974
                                                                                                                                                  6 Hexfoil - 1975
                                                                                                                                                  7 Jet Age - 1975

                                                                                                                                                  1 Warm Hair - 1975
                                                                                                                                                  2 Variables - 1975
                                                                                                                                                  3 Wybbel - 1976
                                                                                                                                                  4 Black Powder - 1977
                                                                                                                                                  5 Ghost Trains - 1977
                                                                                                                                                  6 See Sick - 1977

                                                                                                                                                  CD:
                                                                                                                                                  1 Moonlight
                                                                                                                                                  2 Real Life
                                                                                                                                                  3 Noevil
                                                                                                                                                  4 Mondo B
                                                                                                                                                  5 Nobadhairdo
                                                                                                                                                  6 Beyond Temptation

                                                                                                                                                  1 Pantavistiq
                                                                                                                                                  2 Pulsec
                                                                                                                                                  3 Solomo
                                                                                                                                                  4 Lixiez
                                                                                                                                                  5 TVX
                                                                                                                                                  6 Chakutut
                                                                                                                                                  7 Versix
                                                                                                                                                  8 Sublev
                                                                                                                                                  9 Domank
                                                                                                                                                  10 Disobedient Redux

                                                                                                                                                  1 Arcadia
                                                                                                                                                  2 Praxiz
                                                                                                                                                  3 Klypp'D
                                                                                                                                                  4 Non-Pop
                                                                                                                                                  5 Reazymn
                                                                                                                                                  6 Soho… 3am
                                                                                                                                                  7 Small Moon Redux

                                                                                                                                                  1 Nodes - 1973
                                                                                                                                                  2 Head Less - 1974
                                                                                                                                                  3 Hegel Vogt - 1974
                                                                                                                                                  4 Null - 1974
                                                                                                                                                  5 Runclodler - 1974
                                                                                                                                                  6 Hexfoil - 1975
                                                                                                                                                  7 Jet Age - 1975
                                                                                                                                                  8 Warm Hair - 1975
                                                                                                                                                  9 Variables - 1975
                                                                                                                                                  10 Wybbel - 1976
                                                                                                                                                  11 Black Powder - 1977
                                                                                                                                                  12 Ghost Trains - 1977
                                                                                                                                                  13 See Sick - 1977

                                                                                                                                                  Irmin Schmidt

                                                                                                                                                  5 Klavierstücke

                                                                                                                                                    Irmin Schmidt has announced 5 Klavierstücke, an album of five piano pieces recorded last year by the influential composer, musician and founder of Can. 
                                                                                                                                                    Irmin Schmidt explains, “The tracks are spontaneous meditations, only played once and recorded simultaneously - no edits or corrections. They are formed from an emotional memory in which Schubert, Cage, Japan (Gagaku) and Can are equally present.”

                                                                                                                                                    5 Klavierstücke, was recorded and produced by Gareth Jones in the South of France on Irmin Schmidt's two grand pianos. Schmidt partly prepared his Pleyel piano, in the way he was taught by John Cage himself, and the other piano - Irmin Schmidt’s 100-year-old Steinway - remained unprepared. Several pieces were recorded in one session on the prepared piano only, others contain recordings from both pianos. All ambient sounds were recorded on site - around Irmin Schmidt's studio - and there are no other instruments or electronics of any kind.

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                                                                                                                                                    1 Klavierstück I
                                                                                                                                                    2 Klavierstück II
                                                                                                                                                    3 Klavierstück III
                                                                                                                                                    4 Klavierstück IV
                                                                                                                                                    5 Klavierstück V

                                                                                                                                                    Liars

                                                                                                                                                    Titles With The Word Fountain

                                                                                                                                                      Titles With The Word Fountain was recorded during the same sessions as TFCF, but this isn’t a collection of leftover material or outtakes. Angus explains, “To me it’s more like a sequel. I chose the songs that appear on TFCF based on how well they addressed the trauma of a failed creative relationship, whereas the material on Titles With The Word Fountain is more playful despite revolving around the same sentiments.”

                                                                                                                                                      TFCF was the first Liars release since an amicable departure by founding member Aaron Hemphill, Angus goes on to explain, “There was a lot of pressure in producing TFCF as it was guaranteed to be framed by the lack of band members. With Titles With The Word Fountain I felt stripped of that burden and more free to include work that could be construed as unclear or abstract.”

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      97 Tears
                                                                                                                                                      Face In Ski Mask Bodies To The Wind
                                                                                                                                                      Murdrum
                                                                                                                                                      Pure Context
                                                                                                                                                      Double Elegy
                                                                                                                                                      Left’s Got Power Right Hasn’t
                                                                                                                                                      Past Future Split
                                                                                                                                                      P/A\M
                                                                                                                                                      Fantail Creeps
                                                                                                                                                      Perky Cut
                                                                                                                                                      Feed The Truth
                                                                                                                                                      Gawking At The Accident
                                                                                                                                                      Absence Blooms
                                                                                                                                                      Extracts From The Seated Sequence
                                                                                                                                                      On Giving Up
                                                                                                                                                      Sound Of Burning Rubbish
                                                                                                                                                      A Kind Of Stopwatch

                                                                                                                                                      Memento Mori charts Adamson’s career from 1978’s Magazine track, ‘Parade’ (co-written by Adamson, from their debut album Real Life), to his work as founding member, alongside Nick Cave, of the Bad Seeds (‘From Her To Eternity’, co-written by Adamson); through his nine solo albums, from 1988’s Moss Side Story to the latest Love Sick Dick EPs, bringing everything up to date with a brand new unreleased track, ‘The Hummingbird’.

                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                      says: When people talk about Manchester music legends, Barry Adamson barely gets a mention, but as this compilation demonstrates, he's been responsible for some of the most incredible, genre-bending music to come out of Manchester in the last 30 years, blending post-punk, jazz, blues, soundtracks, and everything in between in his own inimitable way. Stand out tracks include "The Man With The Golden Arm" from the briliantly noir-ish "Moss Side Story" and "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis" from 1996's "Oedipus Schmoedipus" featuring Jarvis Cocker on vocals, along with "Parade" by Magazine and "From Her To Eternity" from his days as a Bad Seed.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      The Man With The Golden Arm (Moss Side Story,1988)
                                                                                                                                                      Jazz Devil (As Above, So Below, 1998)
                                                                                                                                                      Civilization (Back To The Cat, 2008)
                                                                                                                                                      Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis (Oedipus Schmoedipus, 1996)*
                                                                                                                                                      The Snowball Effect (The Negro Inside Me, 1993)
                                                                                                                                                      The Sun And The Sea (I Will Set You Free, 2012)
                                                                                                                                                      The Big Bamboozle (Oedipus Schmoedipus, 1996)
                                                                                                                                                      I Got Clothes – ACR:MCR Rework (Love Sick Dick Remix EP, 2017)
                                                                                                                                                      Come Hell Or High Water (As Above, So Below, 1998)
                                                                                                                                                      Something Wicked This Way Comes (Oedipus Schmoedipus, 1996)
                                                                                                                                                      The Long Way Back Again (Single Version, 2006)
                                                                                                                                                      Up In The Air (Single Version, 2016)
                                                                                                                                                      007, A Fantasy Bond Theme (Soul Murder, 1992)
                                                                                                                                                      Sweet Misery (Love Sick Dick, 2017)
                                                                                                                                                      The Hummingbird (Memento Mori, 2018)
                                                                                                                                                      Parade – Magazine (Real Life, 1978)
                                                                                                                                                      From Her To Eternity – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (From Her To Eternity, 1984)
                                                                                                                                                      *with Jarvis Cocker

                                                                                                                                                      Silicon Teens

                                                                                                                                                      Music For Parties - Mute 4.0 (1978>Tomorrow) Ediiton

                                                                                                                                                        Silicon Teens ‘Music For Parties’: The world’s first manufactured electronic pop band. Originally released in September 1980 and called an "undeniably fun record" by AllMusic, ‘Music For Parties’ was the second ever album to be released on Mute.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        Memphis, Tennesee
                                                                                                                                                        Yesterday Man
                                                                                                                                                        Doo-Wah-Diddy-Diddy
                                                                                                                                                        T.V. Playtime
                                                                                                                                                        You Really Got Me
                                                                                                                                                        Chip 'N Roll
                                                                                                                                                        Do You Love Me?
                                                                                                                                                        Let's Dance
                                                                                                                                                        Oh Boy
                                                                                                                                                        Sweet Little Sixteen
                                                                                                                                                        State Of Shock (Pt.2)
                                                                                                                                                        Just Like Eddie
                                                                                                                                                        Red River Rock
                                                                                                                                                        Judy In Disguise
                                                                                                                                                        Let's Dance
                                                                                                                                                        Sun Flight

                                                                                                                                                        Josh T. Pearson

                                                                                                                                                        Last Of The Country Gentlemen - Mute 4.0 (1978>Tomorrow) Edition

                                                                                                                                                          Josh T. Pearson ‘Last Of The Country Gentlemen’: The acclaimed solo debut album by Josh T. Pearson. Rereleased on gold vinyl. The album received phenomenal praise on release; Uncut called it “A stone cold masterpiece” while The Times declared it “Flawless.”

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          Thou Art Loosed
                                                                                                                                                          Sweetheart I Ain't Your Christ
                                                                                                                                                          Woman, When I've Raised Hell
                                                                                                                                                          Honeymoon's Great! Wish You Were Her
                                                                                                                                                          Sorry With A Song
                                                                                                                                                          Country Dumb
                                                                                                                                                          Drive Her Out

                                                                                                                                                          THE PICCADILLY RECORDS REISSUE/COLLECTION OF THE YEAR 2018.

                                                                                                                                                          A Certain Ratio were born of the Manchester punk/post punk explosion of the late 70s, but while they took on the bleak aggression of the former and the spiky experimentation of the latter, they were rooted in another tradition. By the time their second single, the incredible opium funk dream of "Flight" was released in 1980 on Factory Records, it was obvious that the apparently unlikely union of brooding post punk with dub and funk rhythms was a marriage made in heaven - If heaven is the right word.

                                                                                                                                                          "Set" follows their current set list (hence the title), pulling material from across their incredibly diverse career. It's perhaps only fitting that two thirds of the collection dates from 1979-1986, while they were signed to Factory, when they arguably produced their finest and most inventive material. If "Shack Up" added a mutant snarl to the Banbarra classic and "Flight" was eerie and sublime, "Knife Slits Water" was a signpost for their future direction, moving away from the paranoia and angst of their earlier sound and introducing a lighter and more loose limbed samba, jazz dance and tropical funk groove. The brighter feel was further cemented by "Wild Party", a moody boogie blend incorporating street soul and electro which perfectly conjured it's title, and the P-funk genius of "Mickey Way” which went on, appropriately enough, to become a Hacienda favourite.

                                                                                                                                                          The move to A & M brought another diversion, into acid house euphoria, represented here by "Good Together"; this, and the silky, emotive pop of "Won't Stop Loving You", here remixed by Bernard Sumner, were both enhanced by the gorgeous vocal talents of Denise Johnson. There is new material here too, in the shape of "Dirty Boy" featuring Barry Adamson; but, even leaving aside the astonishing span and prolific nature of their output, what is truly amazing is that through all the extraordinary range of their sound they have always maintained a distinct and coherent identity. That takes real talent.


                                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                          says: An essential package featuring some of the greatest ACR tunes to be committed to tape, with definitive 12" versions sitting brilliantly alongside a couple tracks exclusive to this release. An essential for any fan, and sure to make a few new fans as well!

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          Do The Du (Casse) (1979)
                                                                                                                                                          Wild Party - 12” Version (1985)
                                                                                                                                                          Flight - 12” Version (1980)
                                                                                                                                                          And Then Again - 12” Version (1980)
                                                                                                                                                          Forced Laugh (1981)
                                                                                                                                                          Wonder Y (1992)
                                                                                                                                                          Mickey Way (12” Version, 1986)
                                                                                                                                                          27 Forever - 7” Version (1991)
                                                                                                                                                          Won’t Stop Loving You - Bernard Sumner Mix (1990)
                                                                                                                                                          Good Together - 12” Version (1990)
                                                                                                                                                          Be What You Wanna Be - 12” Version (1990)
                                                                                                                                                          Shack Up - 7” Version (1980)
                                                                                                                                                          The Fox - US 12” Version (1980)
                                                                                                                                                          Knife Slits Water - 7” Version (1982)
                                                                                                                                                          Si Firmir O Grido (1986)
                                                                                                                                                          Dirty Boy Extended - Featuring Barry Adamson (2018)
                                                                                                                                                          Make It Happen (2018)

                                                                                                                                                          Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                                                                          Mission Of Dead Souls

                                                                                                                                                            ‘Mission Of Dead Souls’: The final performance of Throbbing Gristle before their initial breakup, at the Kezar Pavillion, San Francisco on 29 May 1981. Remastered. Following the release of this album and public statement by Throbbing Gristle of ‘This Mission Is Terminated’ the legend of the band began and influence upon generations started to be felt.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            Dead Souls
                                                                                                                                                            Guts On The Floor
                                                                                                                                                            Circle Of Animals
                                                                                                                                                            Looking For The OTO
                                                                                                                                                            Vision And Voice
                                                                                                                                                            Funeral Rites
                                                                                                                                                            Spirits Flying
                                                                                                                                                            Persuasion USA
                                                                                                                                                            Thee Process
                                                                                                                                                            Discipline (Reprise)

                                                                                                                                                            Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                                                                            Heathen Earth

                                                                                                                                                              ‘Heathen Earth’: A live document of a performance by TG to a small and invited audience on 16 February 1980. Uses re-mastering from 2011. Neither an insight into TG’s recording process nor private live show, ‘Heathen Earth’ is its own entity and exists as a document and testament to a group of people at the height of their creative powers, recorded just over a year before they disbanded and terminated the mission.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              CD1
                                                                                                                                                              Cornet
                                                                                                                                                              The Old Man Smiled
                                                                                                                                                              Improvisation
                                                                                                                                                              The World Is A War Film
                                                                                                                                                              Something Came Over Me
                                                                                                                                                              Still Talking
                                                                                                                                                              Bass
                                                                                                                                                              Don't Do As You're Told, Do As You
                                                                                                                                                              Think
                                                                                                                                                              Painless Childbirth

                                                                                                                                                              CD2
                                                                                                                                                              Introducton - Sheffield University 1980
                                                                                                                                                              Trained Condition Of Obedience - S036
                                                                                                                                                              Club Berlin 1980
                                                                                                                                                              Heathen Earth - Sheffield University
                                                                                                                                                              1980
                                                                                                                                                              An Old Man Smiled - S036 Club Berlin
                                                                                                                                                              1980
                                                                                                                                                              Auschwitz - Rafters, Manchester 1980
                                                                                                                                                              Devil's Gateway - Rafters, Manchester
                                                                                                                                                              1980
                                                                                                                                                              Punished - Sheffield University 1980
                                                                                                                                                              Tortured Smiles - Sheffield University
                                                                                                                                                              1980
                                                                                                                                                              We Said No - Sheffield University 1980
                                                                                                                                                              Subhuman
                                                                                                                                                              Adrenalin

                                                                                                                                                              LP
                                                                                                                                                              Untitled
                                                                                                                                                              Untitled

                                                                                                                                                              Throbbing Gristle

                                                                                                                                                              Journey Through A Body

                                                                                                                                                                ‘Journey Through A Body’: Recorded as a piece of art for and in the studios of Italian National Radio RAI in Rome March 1981. Remastered. On the recommendation of Robert Wyatt, RAI originally commissioned Cosey Fanni Tutti to create a sound work based on the theme of ‘A Journey Through The Body’. It became a Throbbing Gristle project which was later broadcast by RAI. This was the last studio recording by Throbbing Gristle. It was recorded in five days, a day per body section. No tracks were re-recorded or added to after their day. Each track was mixed immediately after recording. No tracks were pre-planned; all tracks were invented directly to tape.

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                Catholic Sex
                                                                                                                                                                Exotic Functions
                                                                                                                                                                Violencia (The Bullet)
                                                                                                                                                                Oltre La Morte, Birth And Death

                                                                                                                                                                ‘Burn Slow’ is a 10-track album from Chris Liebing with vocal contributions from a diverse range of artists: Miles Cooper Seaton (Akron / Family), Mute labelmate Polly Scattergood (onDeadWaves), Cold Cave, Aleen and, of course, Gary Numan.

                                                                                                                                                                ‘Burn Slow’ is a minimalist electronic epic and the start of a new chapter for one of techno’s leading authorities. It might not be what you expect for a DJ synonymous with fast, hard and heavy techno but, according to Chris Liebing, he’s always been something of a slow starter: “I’ve wanted to do something like ‘Burn Slow’ all my life,” he says.

                                                                                                                                                                While retaining the framework of the techno beats that Chris Liebing has dedicated his life to for the past 25 years, here he also seeks out new harmonic territories, taking aim at the heart rather than the feet, in order to tackle some deep themes. The key concept of presence - the idea that everything is happening in this moment and that everything in the past is mere memory - form the thematic backbone of the record. It’s something Liebing got in touch with via philosopher Alan Watts, not to mention decades of getting entire dancefloors lost in the present: “If people would stay in the now, everything in the world would just have a bit more harmony,” explains Liebing.

                                                                                                                                                                Liebing has teamed up with Ralf Hildenbeutel (a key part of the long since defunct Eye Q family) for ‘Burn Slow’ and it was at his new musical ‘enabler’ Hildenbeutel’s Frankfurt studio that Liebing began drifting into new territory.

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                So Then… Ft Cold Cave
                                                                                                                                                                Zero One
                                                                                                                                                                And All Went Dark Ft Polly Scattergood
                                                                                                                                                                Novembergrey
                                                                                                                                                                Out Of This World
                                                                                                                                                                Card House Ft Miles Cooper Seaton
                                                                                                                                                                Ghosts Of Tomorrow
                                                                                                                                                                Polished Chrome (The Friend Pt. 1) Ft Gary Numan
                                                                                                                                                                Trilogy
                                                                                                                                                                No Regrets (The Friend Pt. 2) Ft Aleen

                                                                                                                                                                Formed in Boston, 2014, SHADOWPARTY comprises members of some of the most iconic electronic bands of a generation, New Order and DEVO.

                                                                                                                                                                At the pulsing heart of the group are Josh Hager, Jeff Friedl, Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham. For DEVO, Hager plays guitars and keyboards, whilst Friedl plays drums; in their hitherto day-job with New Order, Chapman and Cunningham play bass and guitars respectively.

                                                                                                                                                                “We got on straight away because we had a lot in common, a lot of similar records in our collections – Kraftwerk, early 80s punk bands, electro, Joy Division,” says Tom. “And Josh had one of the DEVO plant pot hats in his studio. That was my first question: what’s that?!”

                                                                                                                                                                With the band's debut long-player, they are joined by diverse collaborators that each contribute a distinct twist to the sound; with combined credentials including work with luminaries spanning A Certain Ratio, Electronic, The Verve and Elbow.

                                                                                                                                                                Nick McCabe flexes his much-loved guitar sound across two of the album’s tracks, Even So and Marigold. Meanwhile, Denise Johnson lends her soaring vocal presence to no-less-than six of the album’s tracks, including incoming single Celebrate.

                                                                                                                                                                Also crashing the party is LA-based DJ Whitney Fierce, who appears on backing vocals, and Joe Duddell, the Manchester-based arranger who has lent his orchestral finesse to the likes of Elbow, Blossoms, and New Order; for whom he created and scored a 12-piece synth orchestra for a run of Manchester International Festival shows.

                                                                                                                                                                It's the sound of a blast. SHADOWPARTY burst through your speakers; pulsing electronics get swept away with lush orchestrations, bold 80s-fused beats get carved up by haunting guitars and vocals tower through each moment, whispering sweet harmonies and unspoken despair.

                                                                                                                                                                “When you break that mould and you’re open and receptive to each other’s styles, then it kind of opens up an entirely new world.” says Jeff.

                                                                                                                                                                Signed to Mute, the band’s debut album is set to drop early in 2018; it was recorded in Boston, LA, Manchester and, of course, Macclesfield. The party will go live shortly afterwards, dates for a tour will follow.

                                                                                                                                                                Turn the lights down. Turn the sound up.

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                1. Celebrate
                                                                                                                                                                2. Taking Over
                                                                                                                                                                3. Reverse The Curse
                                                                                                                                                                4. Marigold
                                                                                                                                                                5. Sooner Or Later
                                                                                                                                                                6. Present Tense
                                                                                                                                                                7. Truth
                                                                                                                                                                8. Vowel Movement
                                                                                                                                                                9. The Valley
                                                                                                                                                                10. Even So

                                                                                                                                                                A Certain Ratio

                                                                                                                                                                Change The Station

                                                                                                                                                                  This is the latest instalment in an ongoing collaboration with Mute and follows the release of The Graveyard And The Ballroom, To Each, Force, acr:mcr, I’d Like To See You Again, Up In Downsville and the long out of print album Good Together.
                                                                                                                                                                  Change The Station (1986) – An abstract album that sees A Certain Ratio bring the funk to laid back ambience in a way that only they could. The party is still there and it’s more hypnotic than ever.



                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  1 Listen To The Sound
                                                                                                                                                                  2 Some Day
                                                                                                                                                                  3 You're On Your Own
                                                                                                                                                                  4 Waiting For You
                                                                                                                                                                  5 Yeah Boy
                                                                                                                                                                  6 Sister Brother
                                                                                                                                                                  7 Desire
                                                                                                                                                                  8 Samba 123
                                                                                                                                                                  9 Pole
                                                                                                                                                                  10 Do Du Beep
                                                                                                                                                                  11 Golden Balls
                                                                                                                                                                  12 Funk Off
                                                                                                                                                                  13 Groove (E)

                                                                                                                                                                  A Certain Ratio

                                                                                                                                                                  Sextet

                                                                                                                                                                    Self-produced at Revolution Studio, Sextet saw the original Ratio quintet of Donald Johnson, Jeremy Kerr, Martin Moscrop, Simon Topping and Peter Terrell joined by co-vocalist Martha ‘Tili’ Tilson. Written and recorded following a transformative sojourn in New York in late 1980, the album reflects Latin, samba and even jazz influences (eg Skipscada; Day One), while still retaining Ratio’s signature brittle funk textures, heard in full effect on Lucinda, Gum and trancelike floor filler Knife Slits Water. .

                                                                                                                                                                    “It all came together for us on Sextet really,” confirms bassist (and latterly vocalist) Jez Kerr. “We were all working together - more involved in the recording, and what went down onto tape. It's definitely got something that the other albums haven’t.” 

                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                    1 Lucinda
                                                                                                                                                                    2 Crystal
                                                                                                                                                                    3 Gum
                                                                                                                                                                    4 Knife Slits Water
                                                                                                                                                                    5 Skipscada
                                                                                                                                                                    6 Day One
                                                                                                                                                                    7 Rub Down
                                                                                                                                                                    8 Rialto
                                                                                                                                                                    9 Below The Canal

                                                                                                                                                                    A Certain Ratio

                                                                                                                                                                    Mind Made Up

                                                                                                                                                                      Produced by Ratio in Manchester between 2006 and 2009, "Mind Made Up" marks a stunning return to hard-edged funky form. 'The songs are timeless and true to ACR's roots,' says Donald Johnson. 'The emphasis was placed on keeping it simple in the studio. Trickery was kept to a minimum and we never took more than three takes on any track.' Adds Martin Moscrop: 'Most songs we jammed in rehearsal one week and recorded the next, so that they were rough round the edges. And the lyrics are some of the best Jez has ever produced. You'll also hear old ACR influences throughout the album. "Teri" was actually the first song ACR ever wrote, but it has never been recorded or released until now.' 

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      1 I Feel Light
                                                                                                                                                                      2 Down, Down, Down
                                                                                                                                                                      3 Everything Is Good
                                                                                                                                                                      4 Way To Escape
                                                                                                                                                                      5 Rialto 06
                                                                                                                                                                      6 Mind Made Up
                                                                                                                                                                      7 Teri
                                                                                                                                                                      8 Bird To The Ground
                                                                                                                                                                      9 Starlight
                                                                                                                                                                      10 Which Is Reality
                                                                                                                                                                      11 Skunk
                                                                                                                                                                      12 Very Busy Man

                                                                                                                                                                      Liars

                                                                                                                                                                      1/1: Original Soundtrack To The Film

                                                                                                                                                                      Liars announce the release of their first original soundtrack - ‘1/1’.

                                                                                                                                                                      ‘1/1’ is the soundtrack to Jeremy Phillips’ directorial debut, due to be released in July 2018. Starring Lindsey Shaw (‘Pretty Little Liars’), Judd Nelson (‘Breakfast Club’, ‘St Elmo’s Fire’) and Dendrie Taylor (‘Star Trek Generations’, ‘Twins’), the film submerges the viewer into the mind of Lissa, a 20-year-old girl in rural Pennsylvania and her struggles with sex, drugs, love and loss. Liars have created an electronic soundtrack that reflects the film’s use of mixed media abstractions and multi-film formats, which undoubtedly stands up as an album in its own right.




                                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                      says: Liars form a strong and driven backing to Philips's first outing with their nuanced and textured touch, with clicking, syncopated percussion, shimmering ambience and haunting shards of reversed guitars and tenderly plucked acoustics. Every bit the standalone piece, and perfectly fitted to the film as well. Great stuff.

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      No Now Not Your Face
                                                                                                                                                                      Cottagevej
                                                                                                                                                                      Caused By The Glitch
                                                                                                                                                                      Helsingor Lane
                                                                                                                                                                      Lesson In Threes
                                                                                                                                                                      Telepathic Interrogation
                                                                                                                                                                      Gesta Danorum
                                                                                                                                                                      Cause By The Pitch
                                                                                                                                                                      The Jelling Ship
                                                                                                                                                                      Shitraver
                                                                                                                                                                      Drastic Tactic
                                                                                                                                                                      Liquorice
                                                                                                                                                                      Nøkke
                                                                                                                                                                      The Finger Plan
                                                                                                                                                                      Beyond

                                                                                                                                                                      Springing forth from the punk era of the late 70s, A Certain Ratio carved their own niche by marrying the gloom and gristle of the Manchester's Factory era with a whole load of groove. Hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as ‘punk funk’ thanks to the success of ‘Shack Up’ on both sides of the Atlantic, their sound is not easily pigeon holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts. 

                                                                                                                                                                      Alive and well and on A&M after the Factory split, A Certain Ratio were in euphoric and emotive form for 1989’s Good Together. Bursting with the boundless positivity of the acid house era, the LP sees ACR divert their usual funk into the baggy sound of the time, exploiting conventional song structures to convey themes of togetherness and hope. Soulful, smooth and packed with proper anthems, including the saucy eyed serenade ‘The Big E’ and the wriggling acid pop of the title track, ‘Good Together’ remains the ACR of choice for ageing ravers everywhere.

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      1 Your Blue Eyes
                                                                                                                                                                      2 Your Little World
                                                                                                                                                                      3 The Big E
                                                                                                                                                                      4 God's Own Girl
                                                                                                                                                                      5 Love Is The Way
                                                                                                                                                                      6 Backs To The Wall
                                                                                                                                                                      7 River's Edge
                                                                                                                                                                      8 Every Pleasure
                                                                                                                                                                      9 Coldest Days
                                                                                                                                                                      10 Good Together
                                                                                                                                                                      11 Repercussions
                                                                                                                                                                      12 2000 A√:

                                                                                                                                                                      Springing forth from the punk era of the late 70s, A Certain Ratio carved their own niche by marrying the gloom and gristle of the Manchester's Factory era with a whole load of groove. Hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as ‘punk funk’ thanks to the success of ‘Shack Up’ on both sides of the Atlantic, their sound is not easily pigeon holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts. 

                                                                                                                                                                      If Good Together saw A Certain Ratio translating the acid house ethos through conventional song, Up In Downsville was a sweat drenched return to the heart of the dance floor. Released on Rob Gretton’s plainly named imprint, the LP shuffles through melodic house, slick acid jazz and brooding electro-funk, pulling together the disparate strands of Manchester’s clubland into one infectious whole. The groove is king throughout but never hits harder than on LP closer Up In Downsville Pt.2, a flute led masterpiece of Mancunian funk which forms a wonderful contrast to enduring Balearic classic ‘Salvador’s (Fish)’, the album’s finest moment.

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      LP Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                                                      1 Manik
                                                                                                                                                                      2 Turn Me On
                                                                                                                                                                      3 Mello
                                                                                                                                                                      4 Wonder Y
                                                                                                                                                                      5 Up In Downsville Part 1
                                                                                                                                                                      6 27 Forever
                                                                                                                                                                      7 Tekno 4 An Answer
                                                                                                                                                                      8 Salvador's Fish
                                                                                                                                                                      9 Up In Downsville Part 2

                                                                                                                                                                      CD Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                                                      1 Manik
                                                                                                                                                                      2 Turn Me On
                                                                                                                                                                      3 Mello
                                                                                                                                                                      4 Wonder Y
                                                                                                                                                                      5 Up In Downsville Part 1
                                                                                                                                                                      6 27 Forever
                                                                                                                                                                      7 Tekno 4 An Answer
                                                                                                                                                                      8 Salvador's Fish
                                                                                                                                                                      9 Up In Downsville Part 2
                                                                                                                                                                      10 27 Forever (Jon Dasilva Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                      11 Mello (M People Remix)

                                                                                                                                                                      Daniel Blumberg

                                                                                                                                                                      Minus

                                                                                                                                                                        Daniel Blumberg announces his debut album release for Mute, ‘Minus’, the first release under his own name.

                                                                                                                                                                        An astonishing work, the record weds an improvisational, free-music ethos to the rawest emotional songwriting, rooted deep in the personal turmoil Blumberg experienced whilst making the record.

                                                                                                                                                                        The album was recorded live with legendary producer Peter Walsh (Scott Walker’s collaborator since ‘Climate Of Hunter’) in just five days during a remote residential stay in Wales, amidst a debilitating breakup with his partner of seven years along with Blumberg's ongoing struggle with mental illness which resulted in his hospitalization just a week before recording.

                                                                                                                                                                        Still only 27 years old, Blumberg has written himself a rich musical history; from his teenage band who signed to XL whilst he was still at school, onto and through the projects of Yuck, Oupa and Hebronix, whilst solidifying close creative partnerships with the likes of David Berman (Silver Jews), Low, Lambchop and Royal Trux’s Neil Michael Hagerty (with whom Blumberg has performed as a member of the Howling Hex).

                                                                                                                                                                        With ‘Minus’, though, there is a sense that Daniel Blumberg has finally arrived at the place he has been searching for - an arresting and progressive work, one which is set to establish him as one of Britain’s most unique contemporary voices.

                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                        Minus
                                                                                                                                                                        The Fuse
                                                                                                                                                                        Madder
                                                                                                                                                                        Stacked
                                                                                                                                                                        Permanent
                                                                                                                                                                        The Bomb
                                                                                                                                                                        Used To Be Older


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