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Poppy Ackroyd

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    “a neo-classical force to be reckoned with.” Electronic Sound

    “on par with neo-classical giants Nils Frahm, Max Richter and Hauschka.” MOJO

    “Poppy Ackroyd can conjure whole worlds of sound out of the barest essentials” Stereogum

    "A composer of real talent, she's able to work in softly advancing measures, tackling each project with real finesse.” Clash Magazine 


    TRACK LISTING

    1. Seedling
    2. Suspended
    3. Murmurations
    4. Pause
    5. Release
    6. Muted
    7. Impulse
    8. Stillness
    9. Flutter
    10. Unravel 

    Galya Bisengalieva

    Aralkum Aralas

      Kazakh artist Galya Bisengalieva’s debut album was released by One Little Independent in September 2020 and is a concept record about the shrinking of the Aral Sea, which has been called one of the “20th century’s more jaw-dropping ecological catastrophes, a consequence of the Soviet-era policy of diverting the two tributary rivers to irrigate cotton plants across Central Asia” (NY Times)

      Now, roughly a year later, Galya is releasing Aralkum Aralas. In Kazakh aralas means mixed/reworked. Galya has thoughtfully curated a remix album of artists to respond to her work having previously commissioned new work for her label NOMAD Music Productions. Those musicians are; Coby Sey, Jing, Moor Mother, Jlin, CHAINES and Nazira. Galya approached artists whose practise she judged would resonate with her source material and bring new light to the narrative. She was interested in getting responses from artists from diverse backgrounds for their insight into her voice.


      TRACK LISTING

      1. Aralkum (Coby Sey Remix)
      2. Moynaq (Jing Remix)
      3. Kantubek (Moor Mother Remix)
      4. Barsa-Kelmes (Jlin Remix)
      5. Zhalanash (CHAINES Remix)
      6. Kokaral (Nazira Remix)

      Manu Delago

      Environ Me

        Constructed using his signature percussive skills as well as electronic manipulation and sounds recorded directly from an array of natural sources, the LP is adynamic and poignant exploration which harnesses the best of his adventurous spirit and singular vision. An audio-visual journey accompanied by a collection of expertly made films, each track also represents a different element and contains its own inspired and individual concept, varying from the use of wildlife, fire and water to the manmade steel, gears, Velcro and more. 

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Interference
        2. Liquid Hands
        3. Transformotion
        4. Curveball
        5. ReCycling
        6. Autoshred
        7. Pattern Pulse Popcorn
        8. FaunaSauna
        9. Trees For The Wood
        10. Acoustic Aviation
        11. Footsteps (feat. Isobel Cope)

        Ultrasound

        Everything Picture (Deluxe Edition)

          On September 24th Ultrasound will reissue their ambitious debut album ‘Everything Picture’ via One Little Independent Records. The reissue boxset will feature ‘Everything Picture’ the double album, an extra two records featuring a variety of B-sides and singles and a CD of live and session tracks. As well, a 26-page booklet and poster will be included.

          Forming in 1996, British quartet Ultrasound gained quick notoriety, were eagerly courted by major labels and began making waves with their grandiose glam-meets-prog live performances. In 1999 they released their anticipated, monolithic and wildly creative ‘Everything Picture’ with Nude Records, a feat of considerable scale which may have failed to fulfil expectations they might be the next Oasis but ultimately earned them a dedicated cult following and the long-term critical acclaim they always hoped it would.

          The uncompromising ‘Everything Picture’ soars from cinematic, layered textures to audacious rock n roll, with its raucously distorted guitars that sweep abrasively over anthemic choruses and a kinetic rhythm section. From the scopious opening of ‘Cross My Heart’ that makes the bands intentions perfectly clear from the offset to the dynamic attack of blistering riffs and euphoric vocal harmonies of ‘Stay Young’, the vice-tight bass and darkly joyous ‘Fame Thing’, the pulsating electronics and searing lead of disc 2 opener ‘Aire & Calder’ and ahead, the LP is a far-reaching onslaught of powerful production, bristling with ideas and invention.

          Alongside chart recognition for several their singles including ‘Best Wishes’, ‘Stay Young’ and ‘Floodlit World’, Ultrasound are also remembered for a renowned performance at Glastonbury Festival in 1998 during a torrential downpour, a live recording of which is also included in this deluxe reissue.

          Quickly following the release of ‘Everything Picture’, and amidst a myriad of press attention, the band broke-up. Now, we’re given the opportunity to revisit this semi-forgotten, extensive classic alongside even more of their experimental catalogue.


          TRACK LISTING

          Everything Picture Album – Vinyl A, B, C, D
          1. Cross My Heart
          2. Same Band
          3. Stay Young
          4. Suckle
          5. Fame Thing
          6. Happy Times (Are Coming)
          7. Aire & Calder
          8. Sentimental Song
          9. Floodlit World
          10. My Impossible Dream
          11. Everything Picture

          B-Sides / Singles – Vinyl E, F, G, H
          1. Best Wishes
          2. Kurt Russell
          3. Black Hole
          4. Over There
          5. Football Meat
          6. I’ll Show You Mine
          7. One Plus One
          8. Lovesick
          9. We Will Find Love
          10. Underwater Love Story
          11. Can’t Say No
          12. Death Of Drag Racer
          13. Valencia
          14. Goodbye 25
          15. Best Wishes

          Live / Sessions – CD Only:
          1. Everything Picture (Demo)
          2. Same Band (Evening Session)
          3. Floodlit World (Acoustic)
          4. Suckle (Acoustic)
          5. Over There (Live At Reading Festival ‘98)
          6. Football Meat (Live At Reading Festival ‘98)
          7. I'll Show You Mine (Live At Manchester Academy ‘98)
          8. Floodlit World (Live At Glastonbury Festival ‘98)
          9. Sentimental Song (Live In Newcastle ‘98)
          10. Suckle (Live At Glastonbury Festival ‘98)
          11. Stay Young (Live At Glastonbury Festival ‘98)
          12. Everything Picture (Live At Oxford Sound City ‘98)

          Bjork X The Hamrahlíð Choir

          Cosmogony (RSD21 EDITION)

            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JULY 17TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

            IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JULY 17TH).


            Limited edition picture disc featuring two versions of Cosmogony; the A side is Bjork's original and the AA side is performed by The HamrahlÌo Choir. Bjork herself was a member of the choir as a teenager, and as a result has been a long-time collaborator. As such a fan of the choir's work and completely unique sound, Bjork featured them on both the Utopia album and had all 52 choristers accompany her around the world to perform at every live show during the Cornucopia tour. The artwork for this unique limited edition is a collaboration between Bjork and James Merry.

            Crass

            Christ Alive! - The Rehearsal (RSD21 EDITION)

              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JULY 17TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

              IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JULY 17TH).


              Originally recorded in 1982 in Crass' rehearsal studio at Dial House, ëChrist Aliveí documents the ofttimes gruelling process behind the making of a song. Given the exacting nature of Crass' finished works, itís illuminating to hear them battling out results that eventually gave them the structure to Christ the Album. After many hours spent in the studio, it was decided that Beethoven would be expertly weaved into the recordings. Call it Crasshoven if you like. This black vinyl pressing, limited to 450 units, will also see all profits donated to the Refuge, a UK charity working against domestic violence.

              BC Camplight

              Hide, Run Away / Blink Of A Nihilist (RSD21 EDITION)

                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JUNE 12TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JUNE 12TH).


                One Little Independent Records is proud to present a limited-edition marble-effect coloured vinyl pressing of BC Camplightís first two albums Hide, Run Away and Blink Of A Nihilist. Featuring brand new artwork, it's the first time these two records have been available on vinyl.

                Stubborn Heart

                Made Of Static

                  Returning with their first new music in 8 years, Stubborn Heart have announced their anticipated new album ‘Made Of Static’, released on June 4th via One Little Independent Records.

                  Luca Santucci and Ben Fitzgerald, who have spent the last few years developing the ten brooding electro-soul tracks that make up the successor to their lauded 2012 self-titled debut, have once again struck a fine balance between ominous synth-soundscapes and introspective songwriting.

                  Balance is the key theme here. With Fitzgerald leading the production and manning the machines, the sound is rawer than on their previous album. Left-field pop with dark, icy edges, it finds a home somewhere in between r&b and cold wave. Santucci brings the heart and with it his aching, obsessive lyrics and a desire for something grittier in its presentation. The duo’s talents complement each other perfectly throughout.

                  Santucci has amassed an impressive list of writing and vocal credits in his time, with the likes of XL and Warp signee Leila Arab, Plaid, Riton and Soulwax amongst them. Fitzgerald has also been hard at work at his home studio programming various styles of music for artists and producers from around the world. As Stubborn Heart, they come armed with some serious experience and a wealth of influences. There’s an honest simplicity in the way they create, with lyrics written in an immediate, direct fashion with the aim to catch a feeling rather than emulate one. 


                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Talking Gold
                  2. Proves To Be
                  3. Against The Tide
                  4. Mum’s The World
                  5. Points Of View
                  6. Everything Matters
                  7. To Make You Happy
                  8. Oh Stephanie
                  9. Drop The Ball
                  10. Out Of My Hands

                  Kaktus Einarsson

                  Kick The Ladder

                    ‘Kick The Ladder’ the anticipated debut album from Icelandic composer and songwriter Kaktus Einarsson, frontman of post-punk outfit Fufanu, will be released by One Little Independent on May 7th. It was produced by Kaktus, alongside Swiss electronic composer Kurt Uenala, and finished in New York City. It draws heavily on the concept of how we as a society relate to our surroundings, whether it’s environmental or personal. 

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Kick The Ladder
                    Ocean’s Heart
                    Hypnotized
                    No Runaway
                    Daydream Echo
                    Gone To Bed
                    My Driver
                    45rpm
                    Story Of Charms
                    One Of Those
                    Space Soul
                    Chimes

                    Sarah Neufeld

                    Detritus

                      Composer and violinist Sarah Neufeld is a career-long touring and recording member of Arcade Fire. Her third solo LP ‘Detritus’, confronts anguish with beauty, turmoil with grace, gliding through the present like a dancer mid-motion, reaching through space 'til she's caught.

                      The album is wistful and emotive, and carries the listener on a journey of euphoric and complex looped violin dusted with mesmeric melody recall. Openers ‘Stories’ and ‘Unreflected’ lead with atmospheric ease, sombre soundscapes and distant, otherworldly vocals. ‘With Love And Blindness’ ups the tempo with remote, dreamlike rhythms that hypnotise and enthrall. ‘The Top’ is elated, but it highlights the isolated strings and poetic loneliness Neufeld is able to convey with them. ‘Tumble Down The Undecided’ and ‘Shed Your Heart’ are climatic in their delivery, full of cascading notes and delays before closer ‘Detritus’ exits with a state of calm, easing back into the shadows and taking with it the vivid textures and images crafted with infinite grace over the course of the album.

                      NOTES ABOUT DETRITUS
                      I composed this album within a larger body of work that was commissioned as a live soundtrack for Peggy Baker Dance Project’s Who We Are In The Dark.

                      Who We Are In The Dark is a collaboration originating in 2015 when Peggy Baker (legendary Canadian dancer and choreographer) and I were asked to perform a duet together at Fall For Dance North. Peggy chose to choreograph to my piece From Our Animal from my (then) upcoming second album, The Ridge.
                      Wanting to create something personal for her for this performance, I composed a prelude which began with the words “who we are in the dark”.

                      There was something utterly compelling about working and performing together.
                      Coming from different generations (Baker is now 68), we share a sense of intensity, curiosity, and ferocity.
                      Shortly after our debut performance together, Peggy commissioned me to collaborate with her on a full scale piece for her company. I began composing for this project in 2017, with the solo violin piece, The Top.
                      Peggy and I were exploring themes of darkness- her take often lived in the macro, universal elements, space, death, while my own exploration at the time was more close up- intimacy and the ego self. I think there was an invisible thread between us from our own experiences of loss and grief.
                      To say the least, this collaboration and the work we produced has held tremendous meaning for both of us.

                      Drummer and composer Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire) joined the collaboration in 2018, adding percussive and harmonic depth to my solo compositions, as well as inputting his own signature style of ambient noise composition and heavy, gripping drumming into the live score.
                      The work premiered in February 2019 and toured internationally throughout the year, with our most recent performance in Den Hague at Holland Dance Festival in February 2020.

                      I began distilling the solo compositions into a smaller, album length body of work in the Summer of 2019, experimenting live with solo versions, adding more vocals, and incorporating foot pedal bass synth to my solo live capabilities. This body of work stood out for me, as a further push and refinement of the composition style I’ve been developing for the past 8 years, and as a marker of an intense and difficult passage in my own life.



                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Stories
                      2. Unreflected
                      3. With Love And Blindness
                      4. The Top
                      5. Tumble Down The Undecided
                      6. Shed Your Dear Heart
                      7. Detritus

                      The Prats

                      Prats Way Up High

                        ‘Prats Way Up High’ is a compilation of tracks by The Prats, featuring demos and songs from their John Peel session recorded in 1979. It was 1978 in Edinburgh and the spirit of punk had hit high school as four friends got together to form The Prats. Paul McLaughlin, Dave Maguire, Greg Maguire and Tom Robinson were then aged between 12 and 14, and while their instruments were basic - including a cardboard drum kit - their enthusiasm carried them through. The band quickly produced a demo tape and sent it to Edinburgh's legendary indie label Fast Product (early home of the Human League). This led to the band's debut on the Fast Product EP ‘Earcom 1’. A series of singles then followed, including General Davis - which featured in the opening titles of Hollywood blockbuster The Manchurian Candidate - and Die Todten Reyten Schnell, which was released on German indie label ‘Da Da Records’.

                        A number of line-up changes then saw Elspeth McLeod joining to provide additional guitar (including on the single General Davis) with Jeff Maguire taking over bass duties from Tom Robinson. The late John Peel was a fan and long time supporter of The Prats. In 1979 the band recorded a Peel session, which the broadcaster played with considerable enthusiasm. As he said at the time: "... this session has put me in a good mood for the rest of the weekend... it's terrific...a great session!" The legendary broadcaster also offered his fee from a DJing appearance to finance a single release. 1980 saw the release of The 1990s Pop EP on Rough Trade Music. The seminal EP contained four tracks - Disco Pope, Nothing, TV Set and Nobody Noticed. Disco Pope received significant airplay, particularly from John Peel and is still a college radio favourite in the US. The end of school in 1981 meant the end of the Prats. “Bands are like marriages between four people,” Paul reflects. “You just stop getting on with each other.”

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Disco Pope
                        2. Nothing
                        3. TV Set
                        4. Nobody Noticed
                        5. Die Todten Reyten Schnell
                        6. Jesus Had A PA
                        7. General Davis
                        8. The Alliance
                        9. Inverness
                        10. Bored
                        11. Two Views On Life (Demo)
                        12. Walking Dead (Demo)
                        13. Prats 2 (Peel Session 1979)
                        14. Nothing (Peel Session 1979)
                        15. Jesus Had A PA (Peel Session 1979)
                        16. You Nobody (Peel Session 1979)
                        17. Prats I (Peel Session 1979)
                        18. Poxy Pop Groups (Peel Session 1979)
                        19. Strange Interlude (Peel Session 1979)
                        20. A Day In The Life Of Me (Peel Session 1979)

                        Crass

                        Normal Never Was III

                          'As part of their ambitious ‘The Feeding of the Five Thousand Remix Project’, punk pioneers Crass are returning with another exclusive coloured 12” single featuring remixes by legendary producer Steve Aoki and Japanese outsider musician Mikado Koko. In this latest release, the third in the series, ‘Banned From The Roxy’ is given a dirty, bass-heavy and anthemic turnaround by two-time Grammy nominated Aoki with ‘Roxy (Unf*ck the World Steve Aoki Remix)’, one that pushes the crucial original lyrics to the front but gleefully plays with the fast paced, maniacal beat. ‘Asylum (Mikado Koko Remix)’ preserves the antireligious spoken word piece with a subtle but no less impactful twist. Both serve to inject even more intensity to already powerful tracks and are crystal clear reminders of why Crass were so important and remain so vital today. All monies raised from the project will go to the charity ‘Refuge’ 


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