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"Another year, another compilation of the known, the soon to be known and the soon to be forgotten. But the one thing that connects them all is that Rough Trade Shops love them. Sleeve by graffiti artist Danny Minnick. Features King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Starcrawler, Superorganism, Alvvays, Lice, Jerkcurb, Priests, Princess Nokia, Colter Wall, Flat Worms, Aldous Harding and more. The tracks are made up of shop favourites that have been on constant repeat in all five shops, obscure gems we think more people should adore, bands that blew us away whilst the Rough Trade Shop was on tour at End of the Road, Primavera etc and basically anything we wanted to put on." - Rough Trade.

This is the fifth CD collaboration between Rough Trade Shops and End of The Road Festival and, as always, the tracks are selected by Simon Taffe from artist’s playing at this year’s event. Includes tracks from Mac DeMarco, The Lemon Twigs, Slowdive, Alex Cameron, Car Seat Headrest, Gulp and more

It’s always a labour of love to pull this compilation together. It’s always tricky too ... what to cut versus what to include, what makes the mix flow versus the stand-out single. That’s all to do with the lost art of making a mixtape though I suppose, a compilation that takes the listener on a musical journey. The journey this year takes you from the languid guitars of Nap Eyes right through to the pulsating synths of Gulp’s “Morning Velvet Sky” (available exclusively on this CD) via the French afro-funk of Vaudou Game and the stunning voice of Aldous Harding. I could blab on about this year’s line-up for ages, and about how I discovered some of these songs crate digging in dirty basements in Bognor Regis, but I won’t bore you too much with that. I think the music speaks for itself. I hope you discover something new to get excited about, and “share with all the family.” Simon Taffe

Various Artists

Behind The Counter: Max Richter

    As featured in the Piccadilly Records End Of Year Review 2017 Top 20 Compilations. Comes with an EXCLUSIVE End Of Year CD sampler. Click HERE for more info.

    This will be the first in Rough Trade Shops’ new Behind the Counter series, in which some of their favourite artists create mixes especially for them, using the records they sell on the shop floor.

    As big fans of Max, Rough Trade invited him to curate a mix that demonstrated his influences, knowing he’d dig up some unexpected gems. The result gives a fascinating and enriching guided tour through Richter’s musical cosmos, with insight into the sounds that help inspire his singular talent and vision.

    This 36-track compilation features music from Mogwai, Boards of Canada, Let's Eat Grandma, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Philip Glass, Aphex Twin and Low, plus classical works by Rachmaninoff and Bach.

    “This is a compilation of music I love. Some of my choices are things I’ve been listening to for decades, others are new discoveries, but feel like they belong here. I put a couple of things of mine in too - welcome to my world”, says Max.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: This is by all measures, an astonishing collection. not only does it have the seminal classical works that you'd expect from Richter, but includes a great number of those 'What CD is this on?!' counter moments that we enjoy so much. Classic post-rock staples, beautiful electronics, heartfelt full-band odes and an education in classical music. A masterclass in curation.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    3xLtd LP Info: Includes a free EOY 2017 CD sampler.
    3LP Black vinyl (includes download code to 2 x continuous mixes)

    2xCD Info: Includes a free EOY 2017 CD sampler.
    CD is 2 x continuous mixes.


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