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Hood
Live 23 Avril 1995 Paris

Hood Live 23 Avril 1995 Paris features Leeds post-rock band Hood performing live in Paris. It was three years into the band’s career when they had already released their debut album, 1994’s Cabled Linear Traction and album number two, Silent 88, was on its way. Limited to 50 copies, comes with a Fanzine.

Hood
Cold House

One of the best albums of the 2000s. The hitherto lo-fi (ish) Leeds collective had already been straying into more drifty pastoral areas when, pretty much out of the blue, came this album in which modernist electronics collided with melancholic song craft and leftfield hip-hop courtesy of cLOUDDEAD who appear on three tracks. An absolute favourite in these parts.

The Declining Winter
Belmont Slope

No one evokes the emotional atmospheres of Northern England quite like Richard Adams, so thank God he's made Belmont Slope, a musical fable about the M62. Mysterious and muffled, he returns under his Declining Winter moniker to detail further secrets hiding in Yorkshire's soil and concrete. If it's anything like the magnificent Home for Lost Souls, it should deliver intimate pop gems influenced by his favourite stay-at-home songwriters -- while occasionally reaching for the expanse of old band Hood.

Bracken
High Passes

Excitement alert. Brand new album from Chris Adams (Hood/Downpour/On Fell etc) under his Bracken moniker. Now you will all remember that his previous album 'Exist/Resist' won our coveted Album of the Year award in 2014, previous to that he released his debut 'We Know About the Need' on Anticon and go even further back in time you'll remember his group Hood with albums such as 'Cold House' (2001). This new opus is an incredibly diverse and ambitious work spread over 2LPs showcasing his distinctive brand of hip-hop influenced electronic production skills and heartfelt song craft. 

Perfume Advert, worriedaboutsatan, A New Line (Related), Bracken (DJ)
Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, Saturday 12th November

We all miss Golden Cabinet don't we? Don't we? Well never fear as the good people at Saltaire's Home Assembly Music label are HAM are plugging the gap until their return and starting a night in the self same Kirkgate Centre in Shipley which as you know if you've been to an event there is a fantastic venue with great real ale.  Heading up the first night are Manchester house deconstructionists Perfume Advert alongside Leeds electronic bods worriedaboutsatan. Completing the line up are two of Home Assembly's best and brightest, Accrington textural techno lad A New Line (Related) and a DJ set from former Hood leader and electronic dub pop lord Bracken.  
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Bracken
We Know About The Need

As the years wear on music from Chris Adams (Hood leader and sonic explorer) gets rarer and rarer so it's well worth another listen to his Anticon debut. The album kind of bridges what he was latterly doing with Hood and the more electronic music he has increasingly gone onto make with Bracken. It mixes dub, ambient, electronica, post rock and pop into one slightly off kilter pot.   

Bracken
Exist/Resist

It's been almost ten years since Chris Adams' band Hood played its last show and almost seven since his last solo mutterings under the Bracken moniker. This year's flash-released Downpour download-only comeback hinted that he might be about to get back in the game and this low-key release signals an intent to emerge slowly out of the shadows. Really, it would be a travesty to end all travesties (not prone to overstatement are we?) if Exist/resist didn't get heard by a wider audience. It's a superb document of his abilities as a producer and songwriter, with cherry-picked influences from all over the place -- from dubstep to oddball pop to experimental ambience. These won't be around long so you'll have to be mega quick.    
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