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Chromatics
Lady

12” EP featuring three versions of Lady, originally from The Chromatics LP Kill For Love. Most interestingly among them is Lady (On Film) a previously unreleased version of the song which contains a third verse. In addition to these, there are two versions of Looking For Love including a huge 15 minute disco version. Pink champagne coloured vinyl on Italians Do It Better.
  • Vinyl 12" (IDIB35PINK)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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Chromatics
Tick Of The Clock


  • Vinyl 12" (IDIB41)

Chromatics
Shadow

Re-press of Chromatics 2015 single Shadow. The track should appeal to anyone who enjoys Chromatics’ 80’s-synth-pop-remembered-through-a-nostalgic-haze sound. And if you do like Shadow, this is the release for you: it contains five different versions, plus extra track ‘White Light’. 
  • Vinyl 12" (IDIB49WHITE)
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Farah
The Only Ones

Endearing electronic musician Farah makes disco music that is simultaneously playful and somber, meticulously crafted, yet informal and arty. On The Only Ones, she delves into her Persian heritage whilst keeping themes fairly enigmatic. Produced and mixed by Johnny Jewel of The Chromatics. 180g Pink Champagne coloured vinyl on Italians Do It Better.
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In Mirrors
Escape From Berlin

The press release for Escape From Berlin, a new record that is something or other to do with Johnny Jewel and his friend Jesse Taylor, asks us to imagine ‘Phillip Glass [sic] playing chess with William Burroughs while Klaus Schulze slaves over a droning synthesizer in the corner.’ No thanks. At least the Schulze thing is accurate. In Mirrors will satisfy those who still haven’t had enough of John Carpenter’s music despite seemingly every third record released in 2018 being something to do with the Halloween franchise.
  • Vinyl LP (IDIB79GREY)
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Chromatics
Camera

Johnny Jewel cranks out his umpteenth collection of synth nouveau-noir in the form of the latest Chromatics release. It’s a bit of an odds-and-sods collection is the Camera EP. The eight-song track listing consists of two newbies, three versions of the title track (the original of which originally appeared on 2013 compilation After Dark 2), two club edits of ‘Magazine’ from JJ’s 2016 soundtrack for Home, and a reworking of the title track from Chromatics’ upcoming Dear Tommy LP.
  • Vinyl LP (IDIB71RED)
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Desire
Under Your Spell

As much as I enjoyed the film Drive, I'm not sure I can forgive the wave of bands flatly imitating its soundtrack that followed its release. That said, the film's own soundtrack still holds up. Under Your Spell by Desire was part of that soundtrack, and appears here with a number of other songs and alternate versions by the band.
  • Vinyl 12" (IDIB21ICEBLU)

Invisible Conga People
Cable Dazed


  • Vinyl 12" (IDIB8)

Johnny Jewel
Themes For Television

He’s prolific, that Johnny Jewel. Despite running Italians Do It Better and being in Chromatics, he still manages to find time to turn out an impressive amount of solo material. No sooner has the dust settled on Jewel’s January LP Digital Rain than we get Themes For Television, a twenty-one track collection of music intended for the reboot of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. Only ‘Windswept’ made it onto the show in the end, but the remaining pieces conjure that very specific TP mood very well indeed.
  • Vinyl Double LP (IDIB96)
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  • CD (IDIB96CD)

Chromatics
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Chromatics are a hypnotic electronic four-piece from Portland. Part of an impressive string of 2015 releases, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is their synthpop exploration of the 1983 Cyndi Lauper hit. The record contains four slightly different versions of the same cover, plus three instrumentals. Released as Vinyl 12" on the Italians Do It Better label.
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Tess Roby
Beacon

Tess Roby’s debut LP Beacon, out via Italians Do It Better (Chromatics, Glass Candy), is a well-wrought collection of electronic ballads. Bringing to mind a more considered and nuanced version of Zola Jesus, Roby’s poised vocals dovetail with gently purring synthesisers, keening organs and little curls of electric guitar.
  • Vinyl LP (IDIB99)
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Johnny Jewel
Digital Rain

Just six months after Windswept, which featured some of his memorable contributions to the latest Twin Peaks series, Mr. Jewel’s ready with the next batch. The concept of Digital Rain is to evoke precipitation, which Johnny doubtless experiences little of in Los Angeles, and to convey liquid structures. Expect lots of gentle transitions between vignettes of rain samples, melancholy synths, dripping glockenspiel and the like.
  • Vinyl LP (IDIB74LP)
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  • CD (IDIB74CD)

Johnny Jewel
Home (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Johnny Jewel’s notable soundtrack work to date includes Drive, Lost River, and Those Who Kill. Here we have his soundtrack to Fien Troch’s Home. On gorgeous limited vinyl, one side is entirely his solo cinematic 80s ambience, backing a mix of tracks with some of his other projects Chromatics and Symmetry.
  • Vinyl LP (IDIB61)
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Chromatics
In The City

Italians Do It Better here bring back an excellent 2010 EP by Chromatics. In The City contains 12” and instrumental versions of the title track, plus a brace of originals and a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s majestic ‘I’m On Fire’. Total woozy late-night 80’s synth vibes all over, perfect to brood and luxuriate in. Repress LP.

Johnny Jewel
A Beautiful Now

Johnny Jewel has worked on the soundtracks for Drive, Lost River, and Those Who Kill. Here he has done the music to A Beautiful Now, the debut film from Daniela Amavia by dipping into his large roster of projects including Glass Candy, Desire, Chromatics as well as a couple of solo tracks. Limited vinyl on his own Italians Do It Better label.

Chromatics
Nite

'Nite' surfaced ten years ago to too few pairs of ears, so is very much welcome back on a new CD and LP release. This mini album takes cues from Miss Kittin's electro-pop workouts but treads far into contemporary disco and Italo, never letting go of the sultriness that gives it its dark, irresistible character.
  • Vinyl LP (IDIB56IVORY)
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  • CD (IDIB56CD)
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Glass Candy
I Always Say Yes

Italo reissue, originally recorded just over ten years ago, showing off the best aspects of a genre enjoying a continued refresher. This represents the less bombastic style, rooted more firmly in older Patrick Cowley-esque disco hits but with all the romantic drama found in Italo's most endearing examples.
  • Vinyl LP (IDIB55PINK)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (IDIB55CD)
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Desire
II


  • Vinyl LP (IDIB19PINK)
  • CD (IDIB19CD)

Heaven
Lonesome Town

Heaven are a typically Italians Do It Better group, produced by the label’s bossman Johnny Jewel. Shiny synth-pop with super-melancholy vocals is the name of the game, and Heaven get it so right it's almost Lynchian. Lonesome Town is their five track debut release, featuring the titular Ricky Nelson cover among a few originals. 12” EP.
  • Vinyl 12" (IDIB67)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
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Various
Cruise Control

Listen in to Johnny Jewel’s package of highlights for the summer, all carefully picked out from the 2017 release roster of the Italians Do It Better label. Cruise Control features seventy-nine minutes premium smooth-synth material from Chromatics, Nite Jewel and Glass Candy among others, and it is bound to make your summer better. CD on Italians Do It Better.
  • CD (IDIB101)
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Johnny Jewel
Windswept

Johnny Jewel’s dark disco has adorned many soundtracks including Drive and Lost River. His new album features a load of unreleased solo material, including few of his works for the third season of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. Includes a couple tracks with his groups Desire and Chromatics. 80s Bohren und der Club of Gore in dystopian lounge setting.
  • CD (IDIB95)

The Chromatics
Night Drive


  • Vinyl Double LP (IDIB28PINK)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (IDIB28)
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Chromatics
Cherry

Synthpop? Post-punk revival? Italo disco? Italo disco revival?!?! Whatever you want to call it, Chromatics' brand of smooth, atmospheric electronic music is full of unique character and flair. 2015 release Cherry offers chunky beats, 80s-sounding synths and sweet, wintry vocals. Released as Vinyl 12" on the Italians Do It Better label.
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Chromatics
Just Like You

Chromatics' 6-track 2015 release Just Like You is a half-hour journey through a lush synthetic landscape. The high-quality finesse of Johnny Jewel's production adds to and enhances the record's glossy beats, haunting vocals and reverberant soundscapes. Available as Vinyl 12" on Italians Do It Better.
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Johnny Jewel
Lost River - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Lost River, Ryan Gosling’s first attempt at directing, has a fully featured soundtrack, including types like Chromatics, and Glass Candy, alongside the original score by Johnny Jewel. Italians Do It Better have provided you with either a lovely CD, or a triple (!) purple (!) vinyl set. Check it out.
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Symmetry
Themes For An Imaginary Film


  • Vinyl Triple LP (IDIB37RED)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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  • CD (IDIB37)
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Various
After Dark II


  • CD (IDIB26CD)

The Chromatics
Kill for Love


  • Vinyl Double LP (IDIB38LP)
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Glass Candy
B/E/A/T/B/O/X


  • Vinyl LP (IDIB5)
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Professor Genius
La Grotta


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Glass Candy, Chromatics, Various
After Dark


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