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Pavlov's Children

Little Douglas

    The double A - Side release featuring ‘Little Douglas’ and ‘Repeat Prescription’ is available on seven inch vinyl with hand-made, embossed sleeves designed and assembled by the band.

    The Pavlov’s Children line up of Rishi Shah and Thomas LaRoche formed last year and have so far only played a handful of live shows in and around London. Using tape loops throughout their music, they write and record on analog modular synthesisers which Shah designed and built himself to create the band’s unique sound to great effect.

    Tim Burgess

    A Gain / Stoned Alone Again Or - Seahawks Remix / Hours - Tandy Love Remix

    O.Genesis present a super Limited 12" Pressing, exclusive to Piccadilly Records, of remixes from Tim Burgess' recent, critically acclaimed, album "Oh No, I Love You".

    Seahawks delivers a stunning 11 minute remix of "A Gain//Stoned Alone Again Or (Seahawks Remix)", exclusive to 12", whilst on the flip Tandy Love aka Andy Votel brings his remix skills to "Hours".



    The Silver Field

    Rooms

      Rooms was recorded in Coral Rose’s bedroom and on the album instruments such as the double bass, cello, guitar, mandolin, harmonium and a bagpipe chanter form loops and layers, her father’s old SPX-90 drenching the rich sounds in delays and reverbs. Rooms is the perfect introduction to the sound world of Coral Rose and friends: the EVI (electronic valve instrument, a breath controlled analogue synth) is introduced on the opening track, ‘Afire’, via Cathy Lucas (Vanishing Twin), and Kiran Bhatt (Red River Dialect) drums on ‘Rain’. ‘Rain’, described by The Quietus as “a delicate and pleasing creature” earlier this year, has already had support from BBC 6Music’s Mary Ann Hobbs.

      Rooms follows recent releases on O Genesis by Daniel O’Sullivan (VELD) and Richard Youngs (Belief), and like O’Sullivan and Youngs, whose albums are very much tied to a place – the home, whether through themes or creation – in this case, The Silver Field’s Rooms is focused on leaving a home behind, both physically and emotionally.

      The home that Coral Rose feels she's leaving behind on Rooms is an old sense of self – encountering herself as an adult and more specifically, a human being. She explains, “This plays out through the metaphor of leaving a house behind – a house of the stuff that builds up around you as you grow up – leaving that behind to make your own decisions about how to live. The last track, ‘Rooms’, is just a little snippet but to me it’s a moment of looking back, seeing it all in a new light with a different perspective from outside, seeing all the feelings and meanings that were once so all-encompassing as something different – as just part of the landscape.”

      This kind of liberation often comes with a sense of loss and this is felt keenly on ‘Rosebud’, a collaged piece, which she explains “is like a moment of everything falling apart or burning down, those screeches to me sound like beams breaking”. Elsewhere on the album, Coral Rose’s imagery depicts a dreamlike world, the album takes inspiration from both Rose’s own dreams, and the underwater landscape of waking dreams.

      The artwork, created by Coral Rose, shows the artist’s connection with the landscape around her and on the cover, a particular home that she inhabited. Painted in North Wales, the front cover painting shows the artist’s view through a window, looking outwards to the rain and light while the inside sleeve artworks are polaroid photographs – multiple exposures of the setting sun through clouds.

      Analogue processes flow throughout the album – several tracks on the album have a tape loop forming the spine of the song, and, explains Coral Rose, “the unpredictability of using a loop of tape rather than dragging something about on screen means sometimes something some little part of it becomes this perfect loop that I never would have heard if I was trying to compose something from the recordings myself.” The reel-to-reel player was found at a car boot sale: “the guy gave it me for £1 – it was the last change I had on me – because I got talking to him about Daphne Oram. It wasn’t in great shape and I kind of nursed it back to life. It had extra character because of that though, I think, a lot of the songs on the album aren’t in concert pitch because it tended to speed things up or slow things down, and often added strange sounds into the mix like the bass wobble in ‘Gost’.” 


      Average Sex

      Melodie EP

        London band Average Sex have announced the release of their second EP ‘Melodie’, released on Tim Burgess’ O Genesis Recordings. The EP was produced by Tim Burgess and James Spencer and recorded in Cheshire and is the follow-up to the acclaimed debut EP ‘Ice Cream’ that was released in December.

        With Average Sex it's love at first sight and love at first listen - just depends whether you see them live or hear one of their records first. If you like girls, boys, guitars, melodies and something to dance to then Laetitia, Sam, Louise, Finn and Jamie might well be your new BFFs. Finding love, falling out of love, slashing tyres, eating ice cream - all the major subjects are covered in classic three-minute pop gems that you will still be humming days later. Their songs are gorgeous and their gigs are hectic. And now they have a new EP with four reasons to love them more: ‘Ne M’Oublie Pas’, ‘U Suck’, ‘Melodie’ and ‘Sociopath’ are future classics.

        Average Sex are like the band you've been matched with on a dating site, so be free and go meet them for a drink


        November 16th 2017 Tim Burgess tweeted, asking his followers who they would recruit if they were putting together a band: “Who would you have in your supergroup? Excluding Charlatans, mine would be: Vocals: Me & Ladyhawke Guitar: Josh Heyward (The Horrors) Keys: Martin Duffy (Primal Scream) Bass: Debbie Googe (My Bloody Valentine) Drums: Steffan Halperin (The Chavs/ Klaxons)” The difference was that Tim's band was not only a real band but they had also recorded an album. As I Was Now was recorded in Cheshire in December 2008 by a group of friends and is now being released, nearly ten years later.

        “We were complaining about how boring things were between Christmas and New Year, so we got together to record some songs. Some songs were more complete than others, others appear on this record more finished than others.” Tim Burgess 

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Andy says: For an album it's creator forgot to release(!!?) and with such a diverse cast of contributors (My Bloody Valentine, The Horrors, Primal Scream and Ladyhawke) this will really surprise you with its cohesion and beautiful melodic sensibility. This is a really good collection of songs, easily as good as Tim's previous solo work, and the puzzle remains: why such a below the radar/ casual release? Highly recommended.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        CD Info: Limited edition signed CD!

        Tim Burgess

        Inspired Again

          Limited edition pressing of 300 copies on 7” of “Inspired Again” taken from the Record Store Day album “As I Was Now”. The single comes backed with an exclusive track, a cover of Suicide’s “Cheree” .


          Richard Youngs

          Belief

            Youngs recorded the album in his hometown, Glasgow, as a cycle of chamber songs, a 21st century update of the solo album – one musician playing all the instruments in a small one-room set up. The album itself began with Youngs collecting his own percussion samples: from handclaps, a battered old cymbal, an extractor fan vent, FM radio interference, cassette hiss and a kick from “a disastrously ‘80s sounding drum machine”. These were then used to programme beats, played back at randomly determined tempos in durations mapped to randomly chosen major label songs.

            The original plan was to send Belief out to the ‘major’ labels and collect the rejection letters as an art project. But, as soon as the album had been mixed, Daniel O’Sullivan (Grumbling Fur, This Is Not This Heat) played the songs to Tim Burgess and before the mail art project could take off, Belief became Richard’s debut for Tim Burgess’ O Genesis Recordings label.


            Daniel O'Sullivan

            VELD

              Tim Burgess’ curated imprint O Genesis Recordings present VELD, a new solo album of luminous pop incantations, electroacoustic music and shimmering drones from composer and multi-instrumentalist Daniel O’Sullivan. Whether solo or in his varied collaborative projects, O’Sullivan’s work is remarkable in the way it infuses familiar everyday experience with traces of the uncanny, the secret and the magickal. VELD distils these tangled realities into a wonderfully rich and complex record — one of O’Sullivan’s most immediate and moving pop albums to date, yet one that's strikingly dense and allusive, alive with enticing sonic diversions, hypnotic mantras and eerie biomechanical rhythms.

              VELD was written and recorded between 2010 and 2016 while O’Sullivan was living on Tower Gardens Road, during the same phase that also nurtured other collaborative projects including Grumbling Fur (with Alexander Tucker) and Laniakea (with Zu’s Massimo Pupillo). This was also the space where O’Sullivan assembled and arranged Ulver’s 12th studio album ATGCLVLSSCAP and the last two Æthenor LP’s (O’Sullivan’s “automatic composition” group with Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O))) and Steve Noble). The house was a kind of parallel world, an oasis of the strange and the mystical in suburban North London belonging to Ian Johnstone (artist, permaculturalist and muse of the late Jhonn Balance of seminal English experimentalists Coil), who passed away in 2015. The album is dedicated to Ian and his home who, explains O’Sullivan, was a friend, inspiration and grounding space over the years.

              Their influence has audibly seeped into O’Sullivan’s intuitive, exploratory approach to music. His varied work is united by a love of bricolage, a fascination for drawing sounds and ideas from across disciplines and aesthetic worlds into a shared orbit. Traces of his many projects all meet and mingle in VELD: from his solo music as Mothlite to the lysergic songcraft and space-time vortices of Grumbling Fur and Laniakea, the reality-distorting zones of Æthenor and Ulver, the electronic pop of Miracle (with Zombi synth maestro Steve Moore), and his recent involvement with another pioneering London group, This Is Not This Heat.

              While distinctly a solo-led record, VELD is animated by the same roaming, impulsive compositional spirit as his collaborative work. While grounded in pop music — which O’Sullivan describes as the ideal vessel for channelling more celestial energies — its dreamlike soundworld draws inspiration from across both natural and human landscapes. Its influences range from Ray Bradbury (whose story ‘Veldt’ inspired the album’s title) and Gurdjieff to Borges and Anais Nin; St. John’s Wort and Psylocybin to Tottenham Cemetery and Streatham Common; Cocteau Twins and Judee Sill to Alice Coltrane and Tony Conrad.

              Written during a time of great personal upheaval and growth, these are songs steeped in thoughts of change and growth: the joys, fears and strangeness of parenthood and family life, loss and grief, the passing of time. Yet they’re also inspired by the transformative, self-obliterating potential of sound and music — its ability, explains O’Sullivan, to weave together multiple voices, forms and aspects of the self into a unifying whole. So throughout you hear O’Sullivan’s voice merging and phasing with guest vocalists including Linn Carin Dirdal, Jael Reasoner and Astrud Steehouder, as the music surges from astral pop songs (‘Scorpio Rising Blues’, ‘Sabotage Devices’, ‘Luminous Fibres’) to dubbed-out electronics and burning feedback (‘Plutonians’, ‘The Projector’), fractal sound collage and spidery guitar pieces (‘Doe A Deer’, ‘Be Honour You’). The result is a record whose songs evoke multiple universes and other possible realities, making it O’Sullivan’s most unified and self-contained solo work to date.

              Tear

              Vinyl01

                London four piece DIY punk outfit TEAR have today announced the release of their debut mini-album; 'VINYL01', due for release on 17th March via Tim Burgess' label O Genesis Recordings. The band signed to Tim's label in late 2015 for the release of their first EP, and have since been busy making a name for themselves through a string of intimate shows and festival performances. Alongside the news, the band have shared a brand new track; the fierce and focused 'Careless Again' (listen out for the Fleetwood Mac 'The Chain' influenced crescendo).

                The seven track mini-album contains the raw power that TEAR are renowned for across their live shows; it is a fully charged and sonically tight collection of female-fronted, lo-fi rock music that will be sure to earmark the band as ones to watch in 2017.

                Horsebeach / The Pheremoans

                Alone / Removals

                  'Alone' by Horsebeach captures their dreamscapey sound which has seen them get two albums in Piccadilly Records end of year review in recent times. The Pheromoans check in with' Removals' and 'My Two Careers' splitting their side of the split 7" into two beauties but be sure to play at 33rpm to avoid potential health risks when dancing

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Andy says: The Horsebeach track is like a dream set to music: beautiful. On the flip Pheremoans sound alternately like The Pastels and The Blue Aeroplanes on the two tracks showcased here. Excellent stuff.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  Ltd 7" Info: We've just found a few copies of this long deleted gem!

                  Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon

                  Same Language, Different Worlds

                    The Charlatans frontman originally met New Yorker Peter Gordon in 2012 and they decided then on a music collaboration. Burgess had been a long time fan of Gordon’s work with Arthur Russell and The Love Of Life Orchestra. The album was produced by Gordon in New York and features many of his and Tim’s previous collaborators: Ernie Brooks who played with Arthur Russell on the first Modern Lovers album, trombone player Peter Zummo, conga player Mustafa Ahmed and Nik Void from Factory Floor.

                    "What I love about working with Peter is that in the late 70s with Peter Zummo and Arthur Russell and all the New York cats at The Kitchen, they were all making futuristic records," Burgess enthuses. "Now Peter in his mid-60s is still looking to do that. It's the world that I want to be in."

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Laura says: If you're only aware of Tim Burgess from his Charlatans releases, then you may be surprised by this album. Working with veteran composer and musician Peter Gordon, Tim explores more experimental / avant soundscapes, with his softly sung vocals floating over pulsing beats while keyboards bubble and whoosh, saxophones wail and trombone, congas and guitars drift in and out of the mix.

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    2xColoured LP Info: Limited clear vinyl.

                    Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.

                    Various Artists

                    Tim Burgess Presents Vinyl Adventures From Istanbul To San Francisco

                    Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul To San Francisco follows a road trip undertaken by Tim Burgess tracking down records recommended by the likes of Ian Rankin, Iggy Pop and Kim Gordon- it's a celebration of vinyl and those that collect it as well as those that sell it.

                    The compilation, ‘Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul to San Francisco’, is recommendations of the great and the good in life from The Clash chosen by one of The Vaccines to Willie Nelson picked by one of The Clash. No rules. Love sit comfortably beside Joy Division, Isao Tomita next to Duane Eddy. And it’s unlikely you’ll find an album with music by Fad Gadget, Tchaikovsky and Allen Ginsberg.

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Andy says: This is the compilation album which accompanies Tim's wonderful book about, well, me, you, him, us, ALL OF US music obsessives who have, ever since we can remember, gravitated to independent record shops, rubbing shoulders with kindred spirits on that never ending search for our next musical hit. This album features songs chosen by Tim's friends who feature in the book. As such it is beautiful, bonkers, unique and varied. You really should get the book AND this record. Friends in music!

                    Beds In Parks / Cabbage

                    I'm A Warhol / Dinner Lady

                      Bios about bands always mention other bands, it's kind of how it works –

                      Beds In Parks started as a two piece with Finn and Joanna's shared love of The Velvet Underground and The Jesus and Mary Chain - they both had history with Finn swapping the drumming duties in. Hatcham Social for guitar and sharing vocal duties with Joanna Curwood, formerly of The History of Apple Pie. The results bring to mind Belly, maybe some Mazzy Star with a definite hint of Vaselines. But they mainly sound like Beds In Parks

                      Cabbage - the Manchester based 5-piece serve up an idiosyncratic, satirical attack in the form of discordant neo post punk. The band are a group of young males who have fallen into solitary, half-mad grooves of life and given up trying to be normal or decent. With a collective desire to express themselves creatively, artistically, and in a semi rebellious - but ultimately meaningful nature - Cabbage are here to fight for all that's pure. Oliver Rodrigues in 1825 said: “The power of the arts is indeed the most immediate and fastest way to social, political and economic reform,” and Cabbage join and submerge in that struggle and inevitable victory.




                      R. Stevie Moore

                      I Go Into Your Mind

                        O Genesis loves R Stevie Moore and we jumped at the chance to release a 7" single with three amazing songs.

                        The world needs to know more about R Stevie and O Genesis are among the cheeriest cheerleaders along with anyone with seriously good taste in music - I Go Into Your Mind featured in Tim Burgess's top 5 songs of all time and we've seen how many records Tim has so that really is something. He's been a best kept secret for too long and the mission to make him a household name starts here

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Laura says: I Go Into Your Mind is a gorgeous, shimmering dream-pop song, and a perfect introduction to the world of R Stevie Moore.

                        The Membranes / Throwing Up

                        The Universe Explodes / Toothache

                        Several hundred miles and more than a couple of decades separate the first releases of these two bands, but in other ways they are cut from a similar cloth and a split single on O Genesis is their perfect home together. One band that are old hands and sounding fresher than ever, with another who've only just started putting records out but sounding like they've been doing it for years.

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        Ltd 7" Info: Limited edition - 300 copies only.

                        ‘Over You’, recorded and self produced in London last year, was mixed by Tim Burgess and Jim Spencer and features eleven tracks including the forthcoming single ‘Medicine’

                        Meet Throwing Up. Their music is the sound of a kind of sticker book collage of the best of the past and the present, with one eye on the future. There are clues that they're from London and it's 2013 but they could be from anywhere, anytime in the last 30, or even the next 10 years – ‘Over You’ builds a house on these raw foundations. With their whistle at the bus stop hooks and snappy tunes their songs are stripped back, yet so catchy too… it’s Agit pop like we’ve not seen in a while. A little bit of something to shake the mainstream up but happy to be a poster on your bedroom wall too – We love Camille and Clare and we reckon the world will too. We love Throwing Up and they’re what we really need right now!

                        Throwing Up began early last year when Camille Benett (vocals/guitar) and Clare James Clare (bass/vocals) both formerly of unhinged girl-rage rock quartet Headless teamed up with drummer Andrew Moran. The trio have since built up a great reputation for their explosive live shows which combine the emotional impact of their songs with irreverent delivery and theirs is a sweet spot somewhere between self-awareness and youthful innocence.

                        Jack Underwood

                        Wilderbeast

                        "A few months ago it was decided that OGen004 would be a vinyl and digital release of some poems by Jack Underwood. We had no real idea how much interest would be generated by a 7" single of poetry but everyone who had heard Jack's poetry seemed to like it and the idea was we would treat it like any other release of a song by a band - we thought that if we didn't make out we thought it was a little odd that nobody else would."

                        Debut single from this Leeds via Manchester via London duo on the fledgling O Genesis Recordings label.

                        Replicas, Helena Gee (vocals/ guitar) and Ashiya Eastwood (vocals/ guitar/ keyboard), formed at the end of last year and have been quietly building a growing fan base around the country with their enchanting slant on moody, yet melodic pop.

                        Produced by Tim Burgess, the new single is a three track EP featuring ‘Hearts Beat’, ‘In The City’ and Disappear’.


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