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Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Classics (RSD22 EDITION)

    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

    Soul Jazz Records new 20th anniversary one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition purple coloured double vinyl pressing + download code and striking Wailers alternative gatefold sleeve only available for Record Store Day 2022.

    Various Artists

    Soul Jazz Records Presents 100% Dynamite (RSD22 EDITION)

      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

      This is a new one-off limited-edition special edition yellow coloured vinyl pressing of Soul Jazz Records seminal reggae meets funk and soul collection. 100% Dynamite is the cornerstone of Soul Jazz Records releases and launched their long-running series of highly-regarded reggae albums. This album is the fully expanded version and comes with download code.

      This new coloured vinyl expanded edition is exclusively for Record Store Day 2022. Since the album's original release, 100% Dynamite has become a cornerstone of funky reggae music. Eighteen killer tracks that show the influence that American Jazz, Funk and Soul music had on Jamaican Reggae. The album was Soul Jazz Records first foray into the mighty vaults of Studio One and many of the tracks featured come from the legendary label. 100% Dynamite features come serious and heavyweight Jamaican funk by Jackie Mittoo, The Upsetters and Toots & The Maytals, alongside the cream of Jamaican jazz musicians such as Tommy McCook, Cedric Brooks and Lennie Hibbert.

      "100% Dynamite is among the finest compilations ever assembled" The Quietus.

      Various Artists

      Soul Jazz Records Presents Punk 45: I'm A Mess! D-I-Y Or Die! Art, Trash & Neon - Punk 45s In The UK 1977-78 (RSD22 EDITION)

        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

        Soul Jazz Records are releasing PUNK 45: I'm A Mess, a new collection of punk and D-I-Y rare 45s from the UK, as a one-off pressing limited-edition double album with a bonus 45 exclusive for Record Store Day 2022.

        Trees Speak

        Vertigo Of Flaws: Emancipation Of The Dissonance And Temperaments In Irrational Waveforms

          This new release is a vast leap into an ocean of space and sound, a quantum leap into cybernetics, biology, anti-gravity, time travel, dream speech and transfiguration. A seriously next step release! Showing no signs of slowing down their rapid creative pace – incredibly this is their fourth album in the space of just over one year – ‘Vertigo of Flaws’ is a mighty 29 tracks, one and a half hours of music across one double album that is surely going to be a defining point in their musical career, a giant leap into the sonic unknown, an epic exploration of intensity and sound.

          Alongside their now trademark German krautrock motoric-beat rhythms, angular New York post-punk attitude, trippedout 60s spy soundtrack, psyche-rock, and 70s synthesizers and vocoders, here you will also hear a new cosmic spacial awareness (both personal inner space and galactic outer space) and a truly wilful pushing of sonic boundaries - as police sirens, static noise, alarms, radio signals, avant-garde voices, and orchestral string quartets, all collide to add beautiful dissonance to uber-powerful, intense, addictive and propulsive rhythms - in the process creating a truly unique soundscape that Trees Speak have made wholly their own.

          If you ever wanted to hear Can, Hawkwind, Destroy All Monsters, Pere Ubu, electric eels, John Cage, Liquid Liquid, Tangerine Dream, Suicide, Neu!, Laurie Spiegel, Art Ensemble of Chicago, John Barry, Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company, Sun Ra, Stockhausen, John Carpenter, Electro-Acoustic and Musique Concrete and Mars in one band - then this is it! Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz from Tucson, Arizona and their music often draws on the cosmic night-time magic of Arizona’s natural desert landscapes.

          ‘Trees Speak’ relates to the idea of future technologies storing information and data in trees and plants - using them as hard drives - and the idea that Trees communicate collectively. Special guests from the hyper-creative hub of the Tucson music scene on this release are Gabriel Sullivan, Ben Nisbet, Saul Millan, Stephani Guilmette, and Davis Jones. The album Vertigo of Flaws was recorded in Brooklyn, New York, and Tucson, Arizona during the plague of 2021.

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: Ridiculously prolific Arizona natives Trees Speak come out with their 4th album in just over a year, and it has all of the cosmic heft and swooning arpeggiated bliss of the previous (very well regarded) LP's. This time though, we get a little more grit, turning otherwise upbeat pieces into slightly more avant-ambient-jazz territory. A sound all of their own, but one they do perfectly.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Seventh Mirror (3.23)
          2. Cybernetic Dreams (4.07)
          3. Interference (3.40)
          4. Computer Garden (0.46)
          5. Pyramid (2.34)
          6. Halide Crystals (2.08)
          7. Integratron (4.20)
          8. Imaginary Forces (3.26)
          9. Phantom LFO (3.13)
          10. Opticks (2.56)
          11. Mannequin (2.17)
          12. Mind In Light (3.10)
          13. Palantír (1.28)
          14. Vertigo Of Flaws (3.15)
          15. Exit Syndrome (1.11)
          16. Stasi (5.35)
          17. Atomic Voyage (3.11)
          18. Ultraviolet (2.51)
          19. Violence Cascades (3.27)
          20. Traumsprache (3.51)
          21. Zeitgeber (2.04)
          22. Prism (3.03)
          23. Threnody (2.56)
          24. Mind Oscillation (3.19)
          25. Hidden Machine (3.00)
          26. Transhuman (1.01)
          27. Ionization (3.12)
          28. Cloud Chamber (3.16)
          29. Harmonic Oscillator (1.19)

          Limited Bonus 7” (LP Format Only)

          A. Transfiguration (3.34)
          B. Urzeit (2.37)

          Various Artists

          Soul Jazz Records Presents: Studio One Ska Fire! Collectors 7" Box Set (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).


            Soul Jazz Records are releasing Studio One Ska Fire Box Set, a limited-edition one-off pressing exclusive for Record Store Day 2021, collectors seven-inch box set featuring 10 amazing and super-rare Studio One ska tracks on five 7" singles, all produced here in deluxe hard form box each single with separate inner sleeves. Featuring The Skatalites, Lee Perry, Toots and the Maytals, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Don Drummond, Jackie Opel, Derrick Morgan, The Ethiopians and more - a who's who of the biggest names in reggae history! Rare and classic original ska tracks from Jamaica's no.1 record label, all recorded by Clement Sir Coxsone Dodd at Studio One Records. All tracks have been digitally remastered and the singles come housed in a thick, heavyweight card box. This box set is a one-off pressing exclusively for Record Store Day.

            TRACK LISTING

             RECORD 1 A: Bob Marley And The Wailers - Rude Boy AA: Derrick Morgan - It's Alright
            RECORD 2 A: Don Drummond - Don D Special AA: The Maytals - A Man Who Knows
            RECORD 3 A: The Skatalites - Something Special AA: Lee Perry - Open Up (aka Cook Book)
            RECORD 4 A: The Regals - Shammy Back AA: Bob Marley And The Wailers - Diamond Baby
            RECORD 5 A: Jackie Opel - The Mill Man AA: Ethiopians - I Am Free

            Steve Reid Ensemble (featuring Kieran Hebden)

            Spirit Walk (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).


              This album is released as a special one-off exclusive blue double vinyl edition for Record Store Day 2021. Out of print for nearly 15 years, this album was recorded at the start of the long-relationship between Kieran Hebden and drummer extraordinaire Steve Reid. Soul Jazz Records had begun to release Reidís music in 2000, reissuing much of his early catalogue of radical, deep and spiritual jazz music from the 1970s when an encounter between electronic music pioneer Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid effectively launched a new career for jazz drummer Reid - a man steeped in history having played with John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, Motown and much more.

              Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid released a set of ground-breaking albums together in London, New York and Africa (including four on Domino Records) and continued to work together up until Steve Reid died in 2010. This album launched the start of this new connection between the two very different and yet connected artists  a mixture of electronic and jazz sensibilities like no other. The album Spirit Walk contains an updated version of Reidís seminal Lions of Judah (originally released on Reidís classic Nova in 1976), For Coltrane, and the stunning and epic 15-min Drum Song. The album comes with complete original artwork, including innersleeves (featuring an interview with Steve Reid by Gilles Peterson).


              TRACK LISTING

              A 1. Lugano (7.02) 2. Bridget (5.49) 3. For Coltrane (8.03)
              B 1. Blind Tom (1.23) 2. Which One? (6:43) 3. Lions Of Juda (8.26)
              C 1. It Cannot Be True (6.04) 2. Unity (9:10)
              D 1. Drum Story (14.29)

              Trees Speak

              PostHuman

                This is incredibly Trees Speak’s third album on Soul Jazz Records released in the space of one year – and it’s amazing! Trees Speak’s new album Post-Human once again blends 1970s German electronic and ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals (think Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Popul Vuh, Neu!), haunting and powerful 1960s and 1970s soundtracks (think Italian prog-rock Goblin and John Carpenter horror movies, Morricone and existential John Barry spy movies), together with a New York No Wave electronic synth and guitar analogue DIY-ness (think Suicide, anything on Soul Jazz’s New York Noise series or Eno's New York No Wave)!

                The new album Post-Human draws further upon German krautrock high-concept albums from the likes of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze from the 1970s, as Trees Speak create their own powerful new landscapes of sound that manage to be at once contemporary as well as both timeless and with a sense of science-fiction futurism. Trees Speak’ seamlessly segue together all these musical elements into Post-Human, a conceptually expansive album which follows on from their critically-acclaimed debut LP Ohms, and the follow-up Shadow Forms released on Soul Jazz Records less than six months ago. This powerful new album is a high-concept collage of retro-futurist science-fiction music, which is fantastically illustrated by a specially commissioned cover design by the artist Eric Lee, a dramatic vision of life after humanity. Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz from Tucson, Arizona and their music often draws on the cosmic night-time magic of Arizona’s natural desert landscapes. ‘Trees Speak’ relates to the idea of future technologies storing information and data in trees and plants - using them as hard drives – and the idea that Trees communicate collectively.

                With Post-Human, Trees Speak take the listener deep into their unique musical world of unknown visions of the past and the future.

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: Trees Speak manage to forge the most intricate, spacey German inspired electronica I've heard in a long time. With echoes of Neu and Harmonia, but with a more languid, dusty folk influence. It's a heady and intoxicating combination and PostHuman is a great development of their tried and tested formula. Really lovely stuff.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Double Slit
                2. Glass
                3. Chamber Of Frequencies
                4. Divided Light
                5. Elements Of Matter
                6. Magic Transistor
                7. Scheinwelt
                8. PostHuman
                9. Synthesis
                10. X Zeit
                11. Incandescent Sun
                12. Healing Rods
                13. Steckdose
                14. Amnesia Transmitter
                15. Quantize Humanize
                16. Gläserner Mensch

                All formats come with a free Piccadilly Records EOY Sampler CD whilst stocks last.

                Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Cold Wave’ is a collection of current electronic artists who have all been shaped by the early European cold wave artists of the late 70s and early 80s.

                This is the first release of Soul Jazz Records’ new Cold Wave overview and a second volume will follow.

                These first artists created new electronic musical landscapes as well as pursuing a stubborn DIY aesthetic, often releasing material on cassette and pioneering use of lo-fi technology, primitive drum machines and home recording techniques. As part of this continued evolution today many of the artists featured here also self-release their own material, run labels, publish fanzines, or are part of wider musical collectives.

                Aside from the first electronic, no wave and post-punk artists cited as influences – Suicide, Patrick Cowley, The Normal, Martin Hannett, Laurie Anderson, Public Image – this new generation of artists also show an exquisitely open source of electronic and disparate influences, everything from Underground Resistance to Purcell, from Scientist to new beat and more besides.

                Most of the featured artists are based in Europe and include Krikor, Dissemblance and VQOA from France, De Ambassade from the Netherlands, Moisture from Sweden, Kreidler from Germany, Céline Gillian and Carcass Identity from Belgium. One exception is FIT Siegel out of Detroit, connecting the electronic pathways of Europe to the Motor City.

                All of the bands featured here make distinctive contemporary music out of the 80s roots of the first cold wave movement.

                This first edition of ‘Cold Wave’ comes in two vinyl editions – a one-off pressing orange coloured vinyl edition and a black vinyl edition. Both come as heavyweight double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves and the first pressing of this album comes with its own free pullout fanzine on the groups featured. The CD edition comes with artist booklet / fanzine and slipcase. All editions are printed in special dayglo colour finish.

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Patrick says: Not content with rocking our Piccadilly socks with the angular energy of their contemporary post punk round up, Soul Jazz now take a tour through the modern age of Cold Wave, picking out former Piccadilly records of the week from Krikor, Wang Inc., De Ambassade, Celine Gillain and Krikor. As a result, this whole comp comes most highly recommended from your favourite vinyl hustlers.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Dissemblance – Capture
                2. Carcass Identity – Reflexion Ocean
                3. FIT Siegel – Wayne County Stomp
                4. De Ambassade – Standhouden
                5. Wang Inc. – Approdo
                6. Krikor Kouchian – Niños Matadores
                7. Céline Gillain – Fight Or Flight
                8. Kreidler – Kannibal
                9. Moisture – Gammut
                10. Violent Quand On Aime – Of Course I’m A Liar

                Soul Jazz Records’ new Studio One album is a fantastic selection featuring all-star legendary Studio One vocalists - Alton Ellis, Marcia Griffiths, The Heptones, Horace Andy, Freddie McGregor, Sugar Minott - alongside a host of classic and super-rare Lovers Rock cuts, all of which Clement Dodd recorded at the Brentford Road studio.

                Lovers rock brought together many elements and here you will find sweet harmonies, late 1960s rocksteady, 1970s soul covers, disco mixes, recuts and new rhythms, which all fit together in a timeless twilight of love and harmony - as if lovers silhouetted by a Kingston sunset.

                Here you will find stone-cold classic Studio One tunes - Marcia Griffiths ‘Truly’, Horace Andy’s ‘I’ll Be Gone’, superrare cuts like Carlton And The Shoes’ killer 70s versions of ‘Never Give Your Heart Away’ and ‘Let Me Love You’ (vocal cut to Jackie Mittoo’s mighty Wall Street), The Invaders’ sweet lovers rocksteady bomb ‘Sweet Soul Rocking’ (currently for sale at £2,500 on certain online secondhand sites) and many more.

                This new album comes with sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley, the acclaimed author of ‘Bass Culture’, ‘Sounds Like London’ and ‘Reggae: The Story Of Jamaican Music’.

                TRACK LISTING

                Alton Ellis - Tumbling Tears
                The Heptones - I Hold The Handle
                Carlton And The Shoes - Never Give Your Heart Away
                The Minstrels - Yours Until Tomorrow
                Jerry Jones - Oh Me Oh My
                Horace Andy - I’ll Be Gone
                Carlton And The Shoes - Let Me Love You (12” Discomix)
                The Invaders - Soulful Music
                Sugar Minott - Ghetto Girl
                Marcia Griffiths - Truly
                Devon Russell - My Woman’s Love
                Billy Cole - Rock All Night
                Freddie McGregor - I Don’t Know
                Cornel Campbell - Didn’t I 
                Horace Andy - Wanna Be Free
                The Heptones - My Ting A Ling (12” Discomix)
                Alton Ellis - Someone (Extended Mix)
                The Righteous Flames - I Was Born To Be Loved


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