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William And Jim Reid

Never Understood: The Story Of The Jesus And Mary Chain - Record Store Edition

    For 5 years after they'd swapped sought-after apprenticeships for life on the dole, brothers William and Jim Reid sat up till the early hours in the front room of their parents' East Kilbride council house, plotting their path to world domination over endless cups of tea, with the music turned down low so as not to wake their sleeping sister. They knew they couldn't play in the same band because they'd argue too much, so they'd describe their dream ensembles to each other until finally they realised that these two perfect bands were actually the same band, and the name of that band was The Jesus and Mary Chain.

    The rest was not silence, and picking up those conversations again more than 40 years later, William and Jim tell the full story of one of Britain's greatest guitar bands for the very first time - a wildly funny and improbably moving chronicle of brotherly strife, feedback, riots, drug and alcohol addiction, eternal outsiders and extreme shyness, that also somehow manages to be a love letter to the Scottish working-class family.

    William And Jim Reid

    Never Understood: The Story Of The Jesus And Mary Chain

      For 5 years after they'd swapped sought-after apprenticeships for life on the dole, brothers William and Jim Reid sat up till the early hours in the front room of their parents' East Kilbride council house, plotting their path to world domination over endless cups of tea, with the music turned down low so as not to wake their sleeping sister. They knew they couldn't play in the same band because they'd argue too much, so they'd describe their dream ensembles to each other until finally they realised that these two perfect bands were actually the same band, and the name of that band was The Jesus and Mary Chain.

      The rest was not silence, and picking up those conversations again more than 40 years later, William and Jim tell the full story of one of Britain's greatest guitar bands for the very first time - a wildly funny and improbably moving chronicle of brotherly strife, feedback, riots, drug and alcohol addiction, eternal outsiders and extreme shyness, that also somehow manages to be a love letter to the Scottish working-class family.

      The The

      Some Days I Drink My Coffee By The Grave Of William Blake

        "Ensoulment" is THE THE's eagerly awaited 8th studio album and their first long-player since "NakedSelf" in 2000. It delivers 12 new tracks that range from sharp social and political insights to intimate personal narratives.

        To celebrate the release, this strictly limited 7” Vinyl Single will be made available, featuring a track from the album: " Some Days I Drink My Coffee By The Grave Of William Blake". This single also includes an exclusive B-side, a previously unreleased track that will only be available in this strictly limited release, a true collector's item.



        TRACK LISTING

        Side A:
        Some Days I Drink My Coffee By The Grave Of William Blake

        Side B:
        Frozen Clouds

        Cliff Solomon / The Jak & Lex Lathan / William Kincaid

        Battle Cry / The Call (On The Edge) / Circuit Collapse

        Another amazing Dirty Blends edition with three tracks of heavy jak beat and OG Chicago warehouse flavours.

        The A side kicks off with Kincaid presenting a dark and menacing composition played and created with blood and sweat behind the vintage music boxes to come with this 12 minute cranium splitter - "Circuit Collapse".

        Cliff Solomon honors the timeless work of originators Boyd Jarvis & Timmy Regisford with an '85 flavoured exercise of proto-house entitled "Battle Cry". With drum machines you'd associate more with the boogie genre, plus expert keyboard sections and sound effects, this retrograded house track will definitely devastate today's dancefloor leaving people scratching their heads as to its origin.

        The Jak and Lex Lathan collaborate on "The Call (On The Edge)". recorded at Nation HQ and perhaps the most twisted and discordant offering out of the three. Warped vox, detuned synths and deranged licks smothering a straight up jak beat rhythm. Seriously wild stuff for the more adventurous DJ and dancer - TIP! 


        STAFF COMMENTS

        Matt says: Dirty Blends can do no wrong in my book at the moment. There's no one out there daring to take on the dark passion of jak beat with such authority. With each release they seem to get closer to the spirit of Ron Hardy... if you don't know - get to know.

        TRACK LISTING

        A1. William Kincaid - Circuit Collapse
        B1. Cliff Solomon- Battle Cry
        B2. The Jak & Lex Lathan - The Call (On The Edge)

        William Doyle

        Springs Eternal

          Serving up art-pop for the anthropocene, Springs Eternal is the Mercury-nominated, critically acclaimed artist William Doyle’s most ambitious and most playful creation to date. Taking a panoramic view of the ecstasies and agonies of life in the 2020s, the record asks how we exist as fragile flesh and blood – our hearts beating and our minds racing – in an unprecedented, almost unimaginable time of runaway climate destruction and technological expansion.

          Springs Eternal presents a strange and thrilling cast of characters – from cowboys to castaways – who just might be Doyle, once or twice removed. “Most of the songs are in the first-person, but rather than being autobiographical, I was trying to imagine hyperreality versions of myself,” Doyle says. “What if decisions I made in my life had resulted in the self of each particular song? How many degrees of separation am I from those realities? It’s a frightening thought, and frightening thoughts often make for good songs.”

          Across 11 tracks, we hear from narrators teetering on the precipice of global disaster, heartbreak, addiction, indoctrination and mental illness, until they pass into the great unknown. The lyrics, by turns earnest and ironic, upfront and allegorical, are paired with infectious melodies and often outright swagger. Co-produced by indie superproducer Mike Lindsay (Tunng, LUMP) at his MESS studio in Margate, we hear the siren song of the sea washing around pulsating electronics and stirring instrumentation, featuring contributions from musicians Alexander Painter, Genevieve Dawson and Brian Eno.

          A recurring theme of water and flooding runs through the record, alluding simultaneously to the global climate crisis and the deluge of overwhelm these parallel-universe Williams are experiencing. “It wasn’t until we were mixing the record that I realised how many water references there are,” Doyle says. “I guess there’s a fluid border between our inner selves and the outside world that allows things to flood in, in unstoppable or perhaps irresistible ways.”

          Springs Eternal is the next chapter in the William Doyle sonic odyssey that began with his incarnation as East India Youth (Total Strife Forever, 2014; Culture of Volume, 2015) and developed under his own name, producing the critically acclaimed records Your Wilderness Revisited (2019) and Great Spans of Muddy Time (2021). Alongside his own output, Doyle recently produced Anna B Savage’s celebrated debut album A Common Turn (2021) and plays in Orlando Weeks’ band both live and on his upcoming record.

          TRACK LISTING

          Garden Of The Morning
          Now In Motion
          Relentless Melt
          Soft To The Touch
          Eternal Spring
          Cannot Unsee
          Castawayed
          Surrender Yourself
          A Short Illness
          A Long Life
          Because Of A Dream

          William Eggleston

          512

            William Eggleston is a famed photographer and musician credited for iconic album covers such as Spoon’s Transference and Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed American. 512 was inspired and recorded at the Parkview Apartments in Memphis, Tennessee where Eggleston lived for almost ten years. The apartment was full of art and inspiration: cameras, naturally, but also high-end stereo tube amplifiers and objects that you’d rush towards money in hand at your local flea market. But also a gigantic nine foot Bosendorfer grand piano and a massive grand vintage JBL theater speaker console. His home was overwhelmed by music.

            By recording there the album captures not just his performances, but also the vibe of the place; it often felt as though there were artists lurking in the aether listening along. His visitors over the years were no small change: Lee Friedlander, Carl Sagan, Dennis Hopper , Paul McCartney and many others came to see him and listen to his hypnotic “Musik”. You can hear local traffic, a dog barking, weather; reality, in other words. But there was another space layered on top, a kind of surreality echoing his music, as you can imagine a gathering of musicians listening in, eager to join him. Thus came along 512 which features the legendary Brian Eno on bells and production from Leo Abrahams (Regina Spektor, Paul Simon, Jon Hopkins).”

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Improvisation
            2. Ol’ Man River
            3. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
            4. Over The Rainbow
            5. That’s Some Robert Burn
            6. Onward Christian Soldiers

            William The Conqueror

            Excuse Me While I Vanish

              William The Conqueror's fourth album finds the indie-rock trio firing on all cylinders as frontman Ruarri Joseph confronts the thin line between creativity and madness, inspired by compassion for the reallife angels of the world. Produced by the band in a playground of vintage gear and mixed by Barny Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, Sam Fender, Kasabian), the resulting album's ten tracks marry earworm tunes with insistent, imperious, soaring rock shapes, punctuated by chorus hooks that are simultaneously nuanced and anthemic. Joseph's compelling semi-spoken vocals and swamp-blues-Seattlescuzz guitars are propelled by the rhythm section of Naomi Holmes (bass) and Harry Harding (drums) as Excuse Me While I Vanish delivers an effortlessly winning blend of melody and ensemble dynamics, the most accomplished and undeniable William The Conqueror album to date.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. The Puppet And The Puppeteer
              2. The Bruises
              3. Sheepskin Sleeve
              4. L.W.Y.
              5. Somebody Else
              6. Shots Fired From Heaven
              7. The Tether
              8. Elsie Friend
              9. A Minute's Peace
              10. In Your Arms

              William Loveday Intention

              Secret Intention

                The William Loveday Intention is the latest incarnation of song and dance man Wild Billy Childish, who has been recording and performing since the 1977 Punk explosion; notably with The Pop Rivets, The Milkshakes, Thee Mighty Caesars, Thee Headcoats, The Buff Medways and CTMF, and many more!

                The 'intention' of The William Loveday group was to revisit some early tunes which Billy had imagined could be orchestrated.

                William S. Burroughs

                Nothing Here Now But The Recordings - 2023 Reissue

                  In 1980, Genesis P-Orridge and Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson of (then-)Throbbing Gristle travelled to New York City to meet up at the fortified apartment, known as The Bunker, of famed beat writer and cultural pioneer William S. Burroughs and his executor James Grauerholz. Genesis and Sleazy started the daunting task of compiling the experimental sound works of Burroughs, which, up until that point, had never been widely heard.

                  During those visits, Burroughs would play back his tape recorder experiments featuring his spoken word “cut-ups”, collaged field recordings from his travels and his flirtations with EVP recording techniques, pioneered by Latvian intellectual Konstantins Raudive. Over the following year, P-Orridge, Christopherson and Grauerholz spent countless hours compiling various edits, each collection showcasing Burroughs sensitive ear and experimental prowess for audio anomaly within technical limitations. In early 1981, Burroughs had relocated to Lawrence, KS to escape the violence and manias of New York City life. There, P-Orridge and Christopherson put the finishing touches on the record that would be known as Nothing Here Now but the Recordings.

                  Released in Spring 1981, the album would end up as the final release on Industrial Records, brought about by the dissolution of Throbbing Gristle. It was quietly out of print until 1998, when John Giorno and the Giorno Poetry Systems included the album on a retrospective CD box set, which compiled the majority of Burroughs's seminal recordings. In 2015, Dais Records worked closely with the Estate of William S. Burroughs to finally re-release, for the first time in 36 years, a proper vinyl reissue of William S. Burroughs Nothing Here Now but the Recordings to celebrate the centennial anniversary of William S. Burroughs.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Side A:
                  1. Captain Clark Welcomes You Aboard
                  2. The Saints Go Marching Through All The Popular Tunes
                  3. Summer Will
                  4. Outside The Pier Prowed Like Electric Turtles
                  5. The Total Taste Is Here - News Cut-up
                  6. Choral Section, Backwards
                  7. We See The Future Through The Binoculars Of The People
                  8. Just Checking Your Summer Recordings

                  Side B:
                  1. Creepy Letter - Cut-up At The Beat Hotel In Paris
                  2. Inching - "Is This Machine Recording?
                  3. Handkerchief Masks - News Cut- Up
                  4. Word Falling – Photo Falling
                  5. Throat Microphone Experiment
                  6. It’s About Time To Identify Open Area
                  5. Last Words Of Hassan Sabbah

                  William S. Burroughs

                  Break Through In Grey Room - 2023 Reissue

                    Inspired by the original Industrial Records release of William S. Burroughs’s Nothing Here Now but the Recordings, Belgian record label Sub Rosa worked with Burroughs to release another album: Break Through In Grey Room. Originally compiled in 1986 by producer Bill Rich, the album features Burroughs's experimental recordings from 1961 to 1976, featuring field recordings by Burroughs of the Master Musicians of Jajouka, experimental collaborations with mathematician Ian Sommerville and painter/cut-up originator Brion Gysin.

                    Break Through In Grey Room documents William S. Burroughs during his time in Europe and England, working with Ian Sommerville on recording with the 'cut-up' technique. Sommerville's technical background enabled him to contribute to the early development of sound-and-light shows in London, leading to work with gear provided by Paul McCartney in an apartment owned by Ringo Starr. Experimental in nature, the record is as much an exhibition of studio and composition technique as it is a document of underground culture at that time.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Side A:
                    1. K-9 Was In Combat With The Alien Mind-screens
                    2. Origin And Theory Of The Tape Cut- Ups
                    3. Recalling All Active Agents
                    4. Silver Smoke Of Dreams

                    Side B:
                    1. Junky Relations
                    2. Joujouka, Pt. 1
                    3. Curse Go Back
                    4. Present Time Exercises
                    5. Joujouka, Pt. 2
                    6. Working With The Popular Forces
                    7. Interview With Mr. Martin
                    8. Joujouka, Pt. 3
                    9. Sound Piece
                    10. Joujouka, Pt. 4
                    11. Burroughs Called The Law

                    William Tyler & The Impossible Truth

                    Secret Stratosphere

                      Recorded live at Yellowhammer Brewing in Huntsville, Alabama, in May 2021, Secret Stratosphere finds William Tyler and fellow psychedelic dreamers The Impossible Truth refashioning prime cuts from the Nashville guitarist's rich catalog, casting new light onto once-familiar songs. Featuring the crackling combo of Jack Lawrence (Raconteurs, Dead Weather), Brian Kotzur (Silver Jews, Country Westerns), and Luke Schneider (solo, Margo Price), the quartet stretch the dynamics of Tyler's compositions to their fullest interdimensional potential, exposing a deep undercurrent of kosmische and post-rock influences (with the right amount of grit from the nitrous corner of the Dead Lot). In teasing these influences out on favorites and new songs alike he cheekily calls closer "Area Code 601" a "Hawkwind meets Charlie Daniels Band number" before sending the crowd home on a previously unreleased stunner that lives somewhere between mind-expanding prog and beer commercial–backing Southern rock Secret Stratosphere confirms William Tyler's place as one of our most brilliant guitarists, bandleaders, and composers.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      01 Our Lady Of The Desert
                      02 Highway Anxiety Radioactivity
                      03 Whole New Dude
                      04 I'm Gonna Live Forever (If It Kills Me)
                      05 Gone Clear
                      06 We Can't Go Home Again
                      07 Area Code 601

                      The William Penn Jazz Ensemble

                      Carvings

                      Superb private spiritual jazz meets classical choir. The William Penn Jazz Ensemble was formed by American composer and flutist Leslie Burrs. Throughout the 1970s, Leslie performed with several major jazz and funk artists, including Grover Washington Jr., Kool & The Gang, and most notably, with Del Jones for the now cult album "Positive Vibes". "Carvings", recorded in 1982, holds a special place in Leslie's career. This album showcases Leslie's musical versatility and features clear influences of both jazz and classical music. The Ensemble's uncommon association of African American and white members at the time results in a unique fusion of cultural influences that is reflected in the music.

                      The musical journey is both profound and spiritual, taking listeners on an experience that is both deep and meaningful.

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Matt says: Ambrosial, spiritual jazz with gospel-leaning passages and some breath-taking flute work. A real treasure trove find from the archives.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Meditation
                      Carvings
                      Naima
                      Blessings And Glory To God
                      Lazy Bird
                      Dolphin Dance

                      The William Loveday Intention

                      Season Of The Witch

                        Hand-Numbered, Limited to 500.

                        The William Loveday Intention* is the latest incarnation of song and dance man Wild Billy Childish, who has been recording and performing since the 1977 punk explosion. Notably with The Pop Rivets, The Milkshakes, Thee Mighty Caesars, Thee Headcoats, The Buff Medways and CTMF.

                        The A side is his take on the Donovan classic.

                        William The Conqueror

                        Proud Disturber Of The Peace

                          William The Conqueror are back with a new 2022 mix of their debut album Proud Disturber Of The Peace. Engineered and mixed in LA by Joseph Lorge (Hiss Golden Messenger etc), the new mix has achieved the sound the band and their label saw out of reach in the bands early DIY days.

                          Including firm fan favourites ‘Tend to the Thorns’ and ‘Cold Ontario’, the album’s alt-rock transatlantic appeal puts the band in the same lane as Drive-By-Truckers, The Felice Brothers et al.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          In My Dreams
                          Tend To The Thorns
                          Did You Wrong
                          Pedestals
                          Sunny Is The Style
                          The Many Faces Of A Good Truth
                          Proud Disturber Of The Peace
                          Cold Ontario
                          Mind Keeps Changing
                          Manawatu

                          William Orbit

                          The Painter

                            William Orbit returns with his first new album in over eight years. Entitled ‘The Painter’ it is unmistakeably William Orbit and features vocal collaborations from an array of artists including Katie Melua, Beth Orton, Georgia, Polly Scattergood, Ali Love and more.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. Duende (feat. Katie Melua)
                            2. Bank Of Wildflowers (feat. Georgia)
                            3. I Paint What I See (feat. Beth Orton)
                            4. William Orbit & Hukwe Zawose - Heshima Kwa Hukwe
                            5. Nuestra Situación (feat. Lido Pimienta)
                            6. The Diver (feat. Natalie Walker)
                            7. William Orbit & Polly Scattergood - Colours Colliding
                            8. Gold Coast
                            9. Second Moon
                            10. Promethean Lies (feat. Ali Love)
                            11. Planet Sunrise
                            12. No Other World (feat. Beth Orton)
                            13. Free Glo (feat. Gloria Kaba And Laurie Mayer)
                            14. I Paint What I See (feat. Beth Orton) (Epic Mix) (VINYL ONLY EXCLUSIVE TRACK)

                            William Doyle

                            The Dream Derealised - 2022 Reissue

                              It’s nearing a decade since William Doyle released his Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album, Total Strife Forever, as East India Youth in 2014. A year later, he had toured the world and was releasing his second album, Culture of Volume, but it would be another four years before Doyle returned with his third full album, and the first official release under his own name. The dizzyingly ambitious Your Wilderness Revisited arrived in 2019 and was followed last year by the artpop masterpiece, Great Spans of Muddy Time.

                              In the years between leaving the old project behind and re-emerging under his own name, Doyle self-released a string of ambient-leaning albums, The Dream Derealised, Lightnesses Vol I & II and Near Future Residence, which are now to receive a first vinyl pressing via Tough Love as both a highly limited four LP box set, titled ‘Slowly Arranged: 2016-19’, and as separate albums.

                              The Dream Derealised is a collection of nine abstract, lo-fi pieces that were recorded during the summer of 2016, when focusing on creating them helped guide Doyle through a “difficult period of anxiety, panic and a regular dissociative feeling called derealisation.” At the time, doing something creative in a quick and immediate fashion felt vital to Doyle, carrying him to a new place: “I’m releasing them now as a cathartic measure, and as a message for others who may be going through difficult times themselves. What I told myself at the time, what I can tell you now: You are not in danger. You are not going insane. You are not alone.”


                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. Seeing Spectral
                              2. Everything Tilted
                              3. Flexford Looping
                              4. A Silence Of Vision
                              5. Derealisation LKX
                              6. I No Longer Knew What To Do
                              7. Field Open Wide
                              8. Don’t Get Carried Away
                              9. All To Be Footnotes 

                              William Doyle

                              Lightnesses I & II - 2022 Reissue

                                It’s nearing a decade since William Doyle released his Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album, Total Strife Forever, as East India Youth in 2014. A year later, he had toured the world and was releasing his second album, Culture of Volume, but it would be another four years before Doyle returned with his third full album, and the first official release under his own name. The dizzyingly ambitious Your Wilderness Revisited arrived in 2019 and was followed last year by the artpop masterpiece, Great Spans of Muddy Time.

                                In the years between leaving the old project behind and re-emerging under his own name, Doyle self-released a string of ambient-leaning albums, The Dream Derealised, Lightnesses Vol I & II and Near Future Residence, which are now to receive a first vinyl pressing via Tough Love as both a highly limited four LP box set, titled ‘Slowly Arranged: 2016-19’, and as separate albums.

                                Lightnesses Vol. I & II sees Doyle create what we might understand as true ambient music – that is, music intended for the background that wasn’t composed as such, but allowed to blossom out of the setting of some rules and parameters, played by sounds he created and then resampled. The deceptively simple, droning pieces are unlike anything Doyle has made before or since. “During their creation I’d often take photographs of the light coming in through the windows of the two houses I lived in during their creation. I’d post these on social media and they became quite popular parts of my output. This music was intended to accompany those visuals. The first volume’s photo is a double exposure of the sun shining in on my notebook and my hand, whereas the photo for the second volume was taken in Joshua Tree Park, California as I saw our tail lights illuminate one of the trees.”

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Disc 1)
                                1. Aisles Of White
                                2. Number Of Harmony,
                                Disc 2)
                                3. History Of Change
                                4. Winter Of Fullness

                                William Doyle

                                Near Future Residence - 2022 Reissue

                                  It’s nearing a decade since William Doyle released his Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album, Total Strife Forever, as East India Youth in 2014. A year later, he had toured the world and was releasing his second album, Culture of Volume, but it would be another four years before Doyle returned with his third full album, and the first official release under his own name. The dizzyingly ambitious Your Wilderness Revisited arrived in 2019 and was followed last year by the artpop masterpiece, Great Spans of Muddy Time.

                                  In the years between leaving the old project behind and re-emerging under his own name, Doyle self-released a string of ambient-leaning albums, The Dream Derealised, Lightnesses Vol I & II and Near Future Residence, which are now to receive a first vinyl pressing via Tough Love as both a highly limited four LP box set, titled ‘Slowly Arranged: 2016-19’, and as separate albums.

                                  Near Future Residence is music for an imagined place based on real ideas; the soundtrack for an ecologically sustainable housing development somewhere in a not-too-distant future Britain. The eleven instrumental pieces here come from a place of optimism, imagining a future that is based on cooperation, community and ecological urbanism. It's music intended to sit in this imagined environment rather than impose upon it, similar in principle to the function of Kankyō Ongaku (Japanese environmental music). The ideas contained on Near Future Residence laid the groundwork for - and can be seen as a companion piece to - the album Your Wilderness Revisited, released to critical acclaim in 2019. Doyle explains how the pieces “were composed in entirely generative ways using samples of instruments, synthesisers and field recordings I've collected and developed throughout 2018. In generative composition, rules are set and parameters are chosen and then put into motion, the results constantly changing and surprising.”

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Flexford Forest Community Choir
                                  2. Cadence Gardens, 2026
                                  3. Sightings At Tangmere Close
                                  4. Music For The 3rd Floor Atrium
                                  5. Rose Building Improv Group
                                  6. Next Door’s Granular Band Practice
                                  7. Hocombe Astral Projection Society (Abridged)
                                  8. New European Optimism
                                  9. Derwenthorpe Rainwater Harvest
                                  10. Municipal Harmonics
                                  11. Near Future Residence

                                  The William Loveday Intention

                                  Paralysed By The Mountains

                                    Brand new studio album by The William Loveday Intention as part of their “career in a year”! “The cover pic is from a visit I made with my son and friends to the artist Giovanni Segantini's hut in the High Alps sometime around 2016. Segantini (1858-1899), was an illiterate and stateless artist famous for his paintings made in the Engadin. The title track is about living your life through someone else's YouTube channel: a blow by blow account of how their life in the frozen north is more, picturesque, sensitive, fun, enlightened and artistic than yours could ever be.

                                    'Stood Upon a Chair' is about the villain Jessie James, but without the romance part that is usually added to such tales. 'You Gotta Move', a Mississippi Fred McDowell cover, is one of the best recordings we've ever made. Here I’m accompanied by my wife Julie and my friend Dave Tattersall who plays electric slide guitar. A true gem which should make someone, somewhere, rich and famous. (Or at least make Mick Jagger blush with shame.) Topping it all off we hit a couple of old Headcoats numbers with added verses that reveal the hidden depth behind those impeccable pop songs.”

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1/Paralysed By The Mountains
                                    2/Becoming Unbecoming Me
                                    3/Stood Upon A Chair
                                    4/Too Many Things That Mean Too Much To Me
                                    5/You Gotta Move
                                    6/Joe Strummer's Grave
                                    7/I'm Unkind
                                    8/Gun In My Father's Hand
                                    9/The Day I Beat My Father Up
                                    10/Joe Strummer's Grave (Reprise)

                                    The William Loveday Intention

                                    I'm Good Enough

                                      Brand new double 7” by The William Loveday Intention! As part of an incredibly productive year by one of the world's most productive and cherished artists, Billy Childish releases a new EP by The William Loveday Intention as part of his attempt at “a career in a year”. “Four tracks that address the game of being a human being.” 'I'm Good Enough' is a fresh look at Thee Headcoats' classic. 'Failure not Success' speaks for itself - and embodies the quest for un-muddied art. 'Becoming Unbecoming Me' is the story of a Jewish girl in Austria who changed her identity and married a Nazi to escape the death camps. 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' is our version of Bob Dylan's version of 'Too Much Monkey Business' by Chuck Berry.”

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      A – I'm Good Enough
                                      B – Failure Not Success
                                      C – Becoming Unbecoming Me
                                      D – Subterranean Homesick Blues (Alt Version)

                                      The William Loveday Intention

                                      The Baptiser

                                        Brand new studio album by The William Loveday Intention! As part of an incredibly productive year by one of the world's most productive and cherished artists, Billy Childish releases a new LP by The William Loveday Intention as part of his attempt at “a career in a year”. “The Baptiser is titled after John The Baptiser, Christ's teacher who proclaimed that you don't need to make blood sacrifices in the temple of Jerusalem to have communion with God – it's direct one to one in the desert, wearing a camel hair shirt and eating the fruits of the honey locust tree. The LP has many spiritual highs and blaming lows. It should move and sound like the contents of a thinking mind.” 

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1/The Baptiser
                                        2/A Library To You And The Self
                                        3/A Painted Pantomime Dame
                                        4/Mister Smith
                                        5/Poems Of Anxiety And Uncertainty
                                        6/I'm Good Enough
                                        7/Knockin' Of Heaven's Door
                                        8/A Framed T-Shirt Remnant
                                        9/Poems Of Anxiety And Uncertainty (Blues)
                                        10/The Baptiser (Reprise)

                                        The final William Stuckey release unfortunately did not make it on time for the man himself who sadly passed last year, with support of his family we are very happy to do this 45 justice.

                                        The previously unreleased 'Everything That's Good In Life' A Very suitable unreleased track up there with his finest moments, it's got everything that would have made this a classic over the years and no doubt will make it a future classic for years to come, flipped with an alternate 7" Mix of 'Hold Me Close' this is a rock solid 45. You know what to do.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Everything That's Good In Life
                                        2. Hold Me Close (7 Inch Mix)

                                        William Loveday Intention

                                        Sex And Flys

                                          Wild Billy Childish has been recording and performing since the 1977 punk explosion. The Pop Rivets, Thee Milkshakes, The Headcoats and The Buff Medways are just a few musical outfits that Billy has been involved with. Billy is also an internationally exhibited artist and poet. The William Loveday Intention is the latest incarnation. The groups name can be attributed to Billy's grandmother, Ivy Loveday, who registered his birth as William Ivy Loveday, with William being his great grandfather's name. The 'intention' of The William Loveday group was to revisit some early tunes which Billy had imagined could be orchestrated. This was the beginning of a 'career in a year' with over 14 LPs being recorded during the lockdown period at Jim Riley's Ranscombe Studios.


                                          Side A's 'Sex And Flys' is a complete make-over of the original Rhythm 'n' Punk track previously recorded by Thee Headcoats (which can be found on the 1996 long player 'In Tweed We Trust'). Side B's 'Becoming Unbecoming Me (Slight Return)' recounts the true-life story of a Jewish girls change of identity in war-time Venice to escape the death camps.

                                          William Loveday Intention

                                          The Jutland Sea

                                            Wild Billy Childish has been recording and performing since the 1977 punk explosion. The Pop Rivets, Thee Milkshakes, The Headcoats and The Buff Medways are just a few musical outfits that Billy has been involved with. Billy is also an internationally exhibited artist and poet. The William Loveday Intention is the latest incarnation. The groups name can be attributed to Billy's grandmother, Ivy Loveday, who registered his birth as William Ivy Loveday, with William being his great grandfather's name. The 'intention' of The William Loveday group was to revisit some early tunes which Billy had imagined could be orchestrated. This was the beginning of a 'career in a year' with over 14 LPs being recorded during the lockdown period at Jim Riley's Ranscombe Studios.


                                            'The Jutland Sea' is a tribute to all that fought in the Battle Of Jutland in 1916 - the largest naval battle of the The Great War. Billy's Grandfather was aboard HMS Thunderer. 'Scapa Flow' (not to be confused with the track of the same name by The Milkshakes) is an instrumental in honour of the home base of The Grand Fleet.

                                            Marisa Anderson & William Tyler

                                            Lost Futures

                                              Guitarists Marisa Anderson and William Tyler distil deeply rooted and varied traditions into distinctive voices all their own. Anderson and Tyler are each unyielding in their desire to extend through those traditions and the confines of ‘guitar music’ to craft music at once intimate and expansive, conversational and transcendent.

                                              The duo’s debut collaborative album tethers together their singular voices into unified narratives that glisten, drive and sway. On ‘Lost Futures’, Anderson and Tyler’s guitars dance through lush arrangements and pastoral duets serpentine and reverent. 

                                              ‘Lost Futures’ takes its name from writer Mark Fisher’s cultural theory of the loss of potential futures, the hopes and ideals which once felt inevitable but have since been interrupted. Anderson and Tyler’s use of textural drones, rhythmic repetition and harmonic shifts embody the building tensions of uncertainty created by profound loss: loss of life, experience, companionship, compassion. Across ‘Lost Futures’, Anderson and Tyler mold their instruments into breathtaking panoramas of blight and bliss. Each movement contains a dense biome of transportive sound. 

                                              The duo’s music together reckons with mounting pressures as well as the joy of newfound friendship and gratitude for being able to play together. In tandem, Marisa Anderson and William Tyler have composed a work of remarkable breadth, brimming with resplendent odes of solace.

                                              Marisa Anderson and William Tyler are both prolific solo artists. Tyler has also toured with groups including Lambchop and Silver Jews and Marisa has contributed to recordings by Beth Ditto, Sharon Van Etten and Circuit Des Yeux among others. 

                                              ‘Lost Futures’ features guests Gisela Rodriguez Fernandez on violin and Patricia Vázquez Gómez playing quijada.

                                              Package features artwork by Sam Smith. LPs include artworked inner-sleeve featuring photography by Marisa Anderson.

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Barry says: Both Marisa Anderson and William Tyler have impeccable form for crafting gorgeous acoustic guitar anthems, ranging from the beautiful simplicity of Anderson's plucked acoustic to Tyler's country-tinged Americana anthems, so I really couldn't imagine a better combination than the two of them. It works perfectly here with each artist's own voice coming through wonderfully while accentuating each-other perfectly.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. News About Heaven
                                              2. Lost Futures
                                              3. Pray For Rain
                                              4. Something Will Come
                                              5. At The Edge Of The World
                                              6. Hurricane Light
                                              7. Life And Casualty
                                              8. Haunted By Water

                                              William Fitzsimmons

                                              Ready The Astronaut

                                                Centring around the Icarus myth, William Fitzsimmons’ seventh album sees him debark on a slightly different sound aesthetic, yet still his distinctive voice holds it all together.

                                                For fans of Bon Iver, The National, Sufjan Stevens and José Gonzalez.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                ‘Ready The Astronaut’ (CDGRON242 / LPGRON242)
                                                Dancing On The Sun
                                                No Promises
                                                Down With Another One
                                                Daedalus, My Father
                                                As Long As I Can Breathe
                                                Ready The Astronaut
                                                You Let Me Down
                                                Maybe She Will Change Her Mind
                                                If I Fell Back To The Earth (You Will Never Find Me)
                                                Icarus
                                                To Love Forever

                                                Bonus CD (LPGRON242 only)
                                                Ready The Astronaut (Alternate Version)
                                                Adore You
                                                Maybe She Will Change Her Mind (Alternate Version)

                                                William Doyle

                                                Great Spans Of Muddy Time

                                                  It’s nearly a decade since William Doyle handed a CD-R demo to the Quietus co-founder John Doran at a gig, who loved it so much he set up a label to release Doyle’s debut EP (as East India Youth). Doyle’s debut album, Total Strife Forever, followed in 2014, as did a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize. A year later, he was signed to XL, touring the world and about to release his second album – all by the age of 25.

                                                  After self-releasing four ambient and instrumental albums, Doyle’s third full-length record – and the first under his own name – Your Wilderness Revisited arrived to ecstatic reviews in 2019: Line of Best Fit described it as “a dazzlingly beautiful triumph of intention” and Metro declared it an album not only of the year, but “of the century”. Just over a year later, as he turns 30, Doyle is back with Great Spans of Muddy Time.

                                                  Born from accident but driven forward by instinct, Great Spans’ was built from the remnants of a catastrophic hard-drive failure. With his work saved only to cassette tape, Doyle was forced to accept the recordings as they were – a sharp departure from his process on Your Wilderness Revisited, which took four long years to craft toward perfection. “Instead of feeling a loss that I could no longer craft these pieces into flawless ‘Works of Art’, I felt intensely liberated that they had been set free from my ceaseless tinkering,” Doyle says.

                                                  “The album this turned out to be – and that I’ve wanted to make for ages – is a kind of Englishman-gone-mad, scrambling around the verdancy of the country’s pastures looking for some sense,” says Doyle. “It has its seeds in Robert Wyatt, early Eno, Robyn Hitchcock, and Syd Barrett.” Doyle credits Bowie’s ever-influential Berlin trilogy, but also highlights a much less expected muse: Monty Don, presenter of the BBC programme Gardeners’ World, Doyle’s lockdown addiction.

                                                  “I became obsessed with Monty Don. I like his manner and there's something about him I relate to. He once described periods of depression in his life as consisting of ‘nothing but great spans of muddy time’. When I read that quote I knew it would be the title of this record,” Doyle says. “Something about the sludgy mulch of the album’s darker moments, and its feel of perpetual autumnal evening, seemed to fit so well with those words. I would also be lying if I said it didn’t chime with my mental health experiences as well.”

                                                  Great Spans of Muddy Time is a beautiful ode to the power of accident, instinct and intuition. The result, however, is far from an anomaly: this celebration of the imperfect album is one that required years of honed craft and dedicated focus to achieve. “For the first time in my career, the distance between what I hear and what the listener hears is paper-thin,” Doyle says. “Perhaps therein reveals a deeper truth that the perfectionist brain can often dissolve.”


                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Barry says: There has been a significant stylistic change in Doyle's output since his early material as East India Youth, and every single note oozes with the intellectual construction and well placed melodic sensibilities that will ensure his place in the musical landscape for years to come. 'Great Spans...' is a wonderfully rich and fascinating journey, and one that rewards with each further listen.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Side A
                                                  I Need To Keep You In My Life
                                                  And Everything Changed (But I Feel Alright) 
                                                  Somewhere Totally Else
                                                  Shadowtackling
                                                  Who Cares
                                                  Nothing At All

                                                  Side B
                                                  Rainfalls
                                                  New Uncertainties
                                                  St. Giles’ Hill
                                                  Semi-bionic
                                                  A Forgotten Film
                                                  Theme From Muddy Time
                                                  [a Sea Of Thoughts Behind It]

                                                  Ian William Craig & Daniel Lentz

                                                  In A Word

                                                    In a Word, the sixteenth installment of the intergenerational collaboration series FRKWYS, brings together composer Daniel Lentz and vocalist and sound artist Ian William Craig for an album that embraces erosion and the potential of its loam left behind. A major figure in American composition, Daniel Lentz has worked at the middle and margins of postminimalism for more than four decades. A pioneer of “live multitrack recording” with the Daniel Lentz Group, he frequently writes for ensembles of similar instruments, from choirs to string orchestras to glass harmonicas. Like his west coast colleagues Harold Budd and Ingram Marshall, Lentz composes music of slow changes, built on fundamental harmonies and rhythms that evoke vast spaces and deep, ancient stone.

                                                    Canadian artist Ian William Craig combines his classically trained voice with precarious technologies: homemade analog synths, altered reel-to-reel machines, and faulty tape decks. His solo albums, including the acclaimed Centres (2016) and, more recently, Red Sun Through Smoke (2020), document a haunted nostalgia. In contrast to Lentz’s (sometimes) radical expansiveness, Craig’s music is fragile and self-consciously created alone, using his customized machination to create warped nocturnes of melody and dissonance. The sessions for In a Word took place in the Santa Barbara home studio of engineer Dick Dunlap. For both musicians the experience was an exploration toward each other. Craig with his rickety tape decks, Lentz sat at a grand piano. Lentz was immediately enchanted by Craig’s voice and equipment: “With the first note he sang, I was hooked. The beauty of his voice and his unique analog looping setup, all compacted into a small suitcase, were both remarkable and always surprising in what they could do. The music emerged spontaneously from simple, even cautious beginnings.

                                                    For Craig, who rarely works with other musicians, the sessions encouraged him to shed selfconsciousness and attune himself to his cocreator. Previously, he had regarded his tape decks and synths as bandmates, providing the creative energy he could get from other people. Recording with Lentz pushed him to find a new, more collaborative perspective. “I tried my best to control what was going on at first, and failed spectacularly. Once I let this aspect go and began to listen to Daniel, to my surroundings, and to the engineers, something finally clicked.” In a Word documents a coming together of two distinct musical personalities, and also a transformation. Lentz’s toiling, echoing piano, recalling his work on 1984’s Point Conception or the 1992 collaboration Music for 3 Pianos with Budd and Ruben Garcia, are churned into lush earth by Craig’s faltering machines. Craig’s folk-like tenor is realigned with Lentz’s crisp, minimalist repetitions; the combination is warm yet deeply layered, like the Californian sunset that would acknowledge the two composers at the end of each session day. Together, Craig and Lentz unearth deep forms of sonic expression from a common ground and newly seeded camaraderie. Lentz’s unmistakable piano sound is clearly relished by Craig’s tape decks, which add ghostly counterpoints of distortion and disintegration to its acoustic resonances. To this hall of haunted mirrors, Craig’s voice adds a yearning, human quality that is sometimes caught up in the same machinery, and is sometimes allowed to spirit above it. 

                                                    An accompanying documentary of the collaboration directed by Eli Welbourne will be released in tandem. A portion of the proceeds from this release will benefit Wolfstone Ranch, a spiritually-based, activist community dedicated to making the rural Midwest a more compassionate place for all the animals who live there.


                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A1. Tasteful Gloss
                                                    A2. Joyce
                                                    A3. Aphrodite
                                                    A4. Erebus
                                                    A5. Up Up Up Stay
                                                    B1. A Pair Of Pears
                                                    B2. Fragrance
                                                    B3. Stöltzle
                                                    B4. Poire

                                                    William The Conqueror

                                                    Maverick Thinker

                                                      William The Conqueror have paid their damn dues. Like the sportsman cutting chipped teeth in the lower leagues before shooting to the very top, this band have lugged all the amps, placated the in-house sound guy for an easier life, their nails dirty, their hair unkempt. Enough.

                                                      Except it’s never enough, because despite their slinky, swampy, razor-sharp, blues-drenched, guitar thrashed alt. rock songs that form new album, Maverick Thinker and suggest that the door is opening for bigger rooms and broader audiences, it’s those sticky basement bar stages where the songs have always shed a skin and come alive. The record put the three piece behind the glass at Sound City Studios in LA, treading the same carpet as the likes of Nirvana, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, and Fleetwood Mac, and they might well have inhaled the spirit of them all.

                                                      William The Conqueror’s protagonist is Ruarri Joseph who knows his way around a melody and a verse. Joseph’s wryness suggests life just ain’t plain sailin’ and he fizzes that sigh and lament into something that breathes heavy with heart and with soul.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      A1 - Move On
                                                      A2 - The Deep End
                                                      A3 - Alive At Last
                                                      A4 - Jesus Died A Young Man
                                                      A5 - Quiet Life
                                                      B1 - Wake Up
                                                      B2 - Fiction
                                                      B3 - Suddenly Scared (24 Storeys High)
                                                      B4 - Reasons
                                                      B5 - Maverick Thinker

                                                      The William Loveday Intention

                                                      The Dept. Of Discontinued Lines

                                                        A boxed set of 4 CDs featuring the recent studio albums by The William Loveday Intention! For the first time on CD we present the recent studio albums by The William Loveday Intention in a clamshell box set complete with booklet. The four albums in the set are - People Think They Know Me But They Don’t Know Me Will There Ever Be A Day That You're Hung Like A Thief? Blud Under The Bridge The Bearded Lady Also Sells The Candy Floss For the uninitiated, The William Loveday Intention is the latest band put together by Billy Childish. The four album project includes guest appearances by James Taylor (The Prisoners, JTQ), Dave Tattersall (The Wave Pictures) and Huddie Hamper (The Shadracks) amongst others.

                                                        William Elliott Whitmore

                                                        I'm With You

                                                          On his eighth full-length album I'm With You, William Elliott Whitmore takes a steely gaze through a foggy existence to see a clearer version of himself. Instead of focusing on the murky complexities of the greater world, the punk rock preacher-meets-pastoral philosopher widens the horizon of his True North folksong, navigating a path through life's profound and deep-rooted intricacies. I'm With You is his first album of original material since 2015's Radium Death (ANTI-) and follows his 2018 covers album, Kilonova. 

                                                          Ian William Craig

                                                          Red Sun Through Smoke

                                                            Vancouver-based singer/composer Ian William Craig returns with a brilliant and powerfully emotive new album. His first for a long while to be centred around the piano - and also one of his most pared back - the record was made through an intense period of personal loss and environmental catastrophe.

                                                            ‘Red Sun Through Smoke’ was recorded over two cataclysmic weeks in August 2018 in Kelowna, whilst the city was encircled by the forest fires which, under a warming climate, now regularly rage through British Columbia in summertime. With smoke engulfing the landscape, it was recorded from start to finish in the living room of a small house owned by his grandfather, who was moved into palliative care and tragically died halfway through the recording, his lungs filled with fluid as a result of the smoke.

                                                            Forged in trauma and an intense, bewildering slew of mixed emotions, Ian William Craig has created an album of incredible beauty, sadness and depth. ‘Red Sun Through Smoke’ is a profoundly moving album, a standout record in a prolific body of work that shows no sign of faltering.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            Random
                                                            The Smokefallen
                                                            Weight
                                                            Comma
                                                            Condx QRN
                                                            Mountains Astray
                                                            Take
                                                            Last Of The Lantern Oil
                                                            Supper
                                                            Far And Then Farther
                                                            Open Like A Loss
                                                            Stories

                                                            William Tyler

                                                            Goes West

                                                              Some words from M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger:

                                                              "I met William Tyler on a train going south out of London. He had a nervous and cryptic and welcoming aura and was the first Nashville native (there is such a thing) that I’d ever met. We both carried more than we could manage on that trip, and I realized later that his bags were full of books. Books about psychology, philosophy, the Civil War, and astrology. Books—I realize now as I write this—about measuring and deciphering the boundaries of kindness and cruelty. William and I bonded early in our relationship over Barry Hannah, a hellraising writer from Mississippi who practically reinvented the way that words could be assembled on a page. Like Hannah, William Tyler knows the South—as a crucible of American histories and cultures, an entity capable of expansive beauty and incomprehensible violence, often in the same beat.. In the music of William Tyler, the South is not apart from America; the South is America condensed. And like Hannah—and this part is important—William moved to California, where Goes West was written.

                                                              William’s new record, Goes West, is the best music that he’s ever made. I’m sure of this because I know and love all of his music intimately, and this album moves me the most, and the most consistently. The first time I heard it was in the late spring in the Texas Hill Country, rolling between limestone and scrub. I was on a cleanse then—no alcohol, no drugs, no evil thoughts—and was astonished at the emotional clarity that the album held. Goes West marks a sort of narrowing of focus for William’s music; it sounds as though he found a way to point himself directly towards the rich and bittersweet emotional center of his music without being distracted by side trips. Perhaps this is down to the fact that William only plays acoustic guitar on the album, a clear and conscious decision considering that he is one of Nashville’s great electric guitarists."

                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                              Barry says: William Tyler definitely has an ear for a progression. Pitch-perfect guitar athletics, tempered by warming Americana vibes help to make what could easily have been a confusing ball of sound into a multi-layered, and beautifully textured tapestry. Undoubtably one of the greatest folk / Americana artists out there today. Superb

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1. Alpine Star
                                                              2. Fail Safe
                                                              3. Not In Our Stars
                                                              4. Call Me When I’m Breathing Again
                                                              5. Eventual Surrender
                                                              6. Rebecca
                                                              7. Venus In Aquarius
                                                              8. Virginia Is For Loners
                                                              9. Man In A Hurry 
                                                              10. Our Lady Of The Desert (features Bill Frisell)

                                                              William Eggleston

                                                              Musik

                                                                Native Memphian William Eggleston, 77, is widely regarded to be the most important photographer of the late 20th Century but there is another side to him that took root in his Sumner, Mississippi childhood, where he discovered the piano in the parlour that ignited in him a lifelong passion for music.

                                                                In the 1980’s, Eggleston, who disdained digital cameras and modernity in general, became surprisingly fascinated with a synthesizer, the Korg O1/W FD, which had 88 piano-like keys and in addition to being able to emulate the sound of any instrument, also contained a four-track sequencer that allowed him to expand the palette of his music, letting him create improvised symphonic pieces, stored on 49 floppy discs, encompassing some 60 hours of music from which this 13 track recording was assembled.

                                                                The music, which he refers to as ‘Musik’, adopting the German spelling of his hero, JS Bach, is highly emotional, whether he’s improvising a Bach-like organ fanfare out of whole cloth, using a Korg patch titled ‘Guitar Feedback’ to create a dirge, or playing Lerner and Lowe’s ‘On The Street Where You Live’ as a dramatic overture.

                                                                Release available in a beautiful gatefold double LP with photography by Alex Soth.

                                                                William Bendix / Lewis J Force

                                                                William Bendix Vs Lewis J Force EP - Inc. Lucky Koi / Parasols Remix

                                                                Vivod welcomes slither-screen stars Lewis J. Force and William Bendix to the fold with additional work put in from Parasols and Lucky Koi. Bendix kicks off with the Detroit style disco-tek of "Dallas". Squelchy, chopped loops that somehow buzz with a disco flavour, think Sound Stream mixed with James Cotton and you're halfway there. "Centurion" is an unusual beast, with a big hook twisted into mayhem inducing riffage, supplemented with mechanical beat and juicy bass part. Lucky Koi sets to work on "Dallas" before the close of play on side A. Keeping that twisted flavour intact but somehow imparting his or her personality onto the master stems. Futuristic as Charlie Brooker trolling Philip K Dick on Snapchat (that's not actually that futuristic - ed). Flip and it's the turn for Lewis J Force who goes on a mad Poindextor rampage with "Folkestone Nightclub" - apparently a scathing tribute to the (lack of) nightlife around the Folkestone Riveira. That's a shame as I'd love to hear this banging out as the sun rises over the ocean at the end of yet another session down Kent way.... Anyway, Parasols also gets jilted and shuffled by the crazed shuffle setting on the track, turning up the aggression settings as we go spiraling into the nearest speaker stacks after one too many gary's and possibly a bump of K. Not that I was ever advocate such antics out in the field.

                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                Matt says: More totally twisted machine music on Vivod, this time from the dirty minds of William Bendix & Lewis J Force. Highly recommended!

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                A1. William Bendix - Dallas
                                                                A2. William Bendix - Centurion
                                                                A3. William Bendix - Dallas (Lucky Koi Remix)
                                                                B1. Lewis J. Force - Folkestone Nightclub
                                                                B2. Lewis J. Force - Folkestone Nightclub (Parasols Remix)

                                                                Thomas William Hill

                                                                Asylum For Eve

                                                                  From the combined backgrounds of film score composition and field recordings comes ‘Asylum For Eve’, Thomas William Hill’s rich and expressive new album and the first written under his own name.

                                                                  While not a concept album in the strict sense of the term, the album’s title refers to a hypothetical imagining of ‘Mitochondrial Eve’, the theorised matrilineal ancestor of all living humans, reincarnated in today’s world of restricted movement. Threads inspired by this juxtaposition of division and connectedness run through the album, which drifts from plaintive piano-led passages to brisk chamber music and back again, tied together by the textured layering of found sounds and instruments that distinguishes Thomas’s music.

                                                                  Moskenstraumen, Christopher William Anderson’s first and only release under his own name, sees him saying goodbye to the electric guitar as the instrument of choice for solo compositions.

                                                                  The tracks were crafted using a Gretsch Duo Jet and numerous tape and digital delays/loopers into something far removed from the sound of the source.

                                                                  Originally self-released 3 years ago almost to the day and sold in painstakingly produced hand crafted packaging only a few were lucky enough to grab a copy. Now we are incredibly privileged to help "Moskenstraumen" see the light of day again amongst the increasing ranks of Sacred Tapes releases.

                                                                  Written and recorded by Christopher Anderson between 2009-11


                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  An End To Calm
                                                                  Blood & Salt
                                                                  Moskenstraumen
                                                                  Eye
                                                                  The Last Refracted Light

                                                                  William Onyeabor

                                                                  World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor?

                                                                  THE PICCADILLY RECORDS REISSUE/COLLECTION OF THE YEAR 2013.

                                                                  Through its World Psychedelic Classics series, Luaka Bop has succeeded at introducing long-forgotten artists including Os Mutantes, Shuggie Otis and Tim Maia to the world at large. William Onyeabor is as obscure as these other artists were before their Luaka Bop releases, although his recordings from the 70s and 80s are beloved by die-hard record collectors and artists such as Damon Albarn, Devendra Banhart, Four Tet and Caribou, to name a few. The music ranges from synth-heavy electronic dance music to Afrosoul with saxophones and female backup singers, to psychedelic funk with wah-wah guitar and fuzzy keyboards - and often combines all of these elements.

                                                                  'Who Is William Onyeabor?' may be the most complicated, if also one of the richest, undertakings in Luaka Bop's (rarely straightforward) 25-year history. Following the eight albums Onyeabor self-released between 1978 and 1985, he became a Born-Again Christian, refusing ever to speak about himself or his music again. Various biographies can be found online. Some say he studied cinematography in the Soviet Union and returned to Nigeria in the mid-70s to start his own film company, Wilfilms. Some say he was a lawyer with a degree from a university in Great Britain. Others portray him as a businessman who for years worked on government contracts in Enugu, Nigeria.

                                                                  By attempting to speak with Onyeabor himself, and by talking to people who seem to have firsthand knowledge, Luaka Bop has been trying to construct an accurate biography of him for the past 18 months...without success.

                                                                  One thing that's undisputable is that Onyeabor's music is utterly unique and ahead of its time.

                                                                  The vinyl release comprises 13 tracks spanning Onyeabor's body of work and will include artwork by John Akomfrah, Njideka Akunyili, Harrison Haynes, Dave Muller, Odili Donald Odita and Xaviera Simmons. 

                                                                  "The world might just be better off not hearing [Onyeabor's "Atomic Bomb"], which will burrow and propagate its seed exponentially by the second, into the hearts and souls of all humanity. It's the catchiest song I've ever heard; when it gets in my brain, I can't sleep...He's a mythical character from Nigeria." - Devendra Banhart in Uncut

                                                                  "Anyone out there who is making music at the moment...will be quite excited by this..." - Damon Albarn on BBC Radio One

                                                                  "LCD Soundsystem sounds like an American William Onyeabor." - Peaking Lights

                                                                  "Talked to Luaka Bop about details of the William Onyeabor comp they are working on... Gonna blow minds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" - Four Tet

                                                                  "People are really going to freak out!" - Caribou

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. Body And Soul
                                                                  2. Atomic Bomb
                                                                  3. Good Name
                                                                  4. Something You Will Never Forget
                                                                  5. Why Go To Ware
                                                                  6. Love Is Blind
                                                                  7. Heaven And Hell
                                                                  8. Let’s Fall In Love
                                                                  9. Fantastic Man

                                                                  LP EXCLUSIVES – NOT AVAILABLE ON CD OR DIGITALLY:
                                                                  10. When The Going Is Smooth & Good
                                                                  11. The Way To Win Your Love
                                                                  12. Jungle Gods
                                                                  13. Love Me Now

                                                                  William D Drake

                                                                  Yew's Paw

                                                                    William D Drake is a composer, songwriter and performer in his own right as well as being a contributing member of the critically acclaimed North Sea Radio Orchestra. The work of a highly original and eccentric figure, Drake's music is flavoured with tastes developed from early childhood. The sense of dark antiquity in 78 rpm records of Debussy, Paderewski and Rachmaninov, silent film and the first Disney shorts infiltrated an imagination already seduced by Edward Lear and Spike Milligan's use of the surreal and the absurd. His is a many-layered and enticing vision where sweetness jostles with the macabre, absurdity with gravity. "Yew's Paw", a cycle of 13 solo piano pieces, is a powerful expression of these colliding themes. Stylistically, its roots can be traced equally to Drake's classical training and his influential membership of Cardiacs.

                                                                    William

                                                                    Self In Fiction

                                                                      The record starts with the pop-nous and angular guitar stylings of "Five Minute Wonder" and doesn't let up until the chaotic climax of "Zhero". Various influences are apparent but never entirely or obviously replicated, William creating a sound that is very much their own. Taking the lo-fi spirit of The Replacements and Pavement and pairing it up with the intensity of Rites Of Spring and The Van Pelt, William are an exciting and brave prospect. Guitar lines repeat and adapt, all kept in line by a rigid and melodic rhythm section. Tracks such as "Porco Dio vs Schweinehund" and "Thomowski" echo these songwriting sentiments perfectly, both containing memorable instrumental hooks to back up Gavin's impassioned vocals. "Self In Fiction" is one of the most consistent releases of this year, of any year, and is an album that deserves to find a home in the hearts of hipsters, indie-kids and punks alike.


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