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Chrome
Techromancy

Techromancy is the latest release from the post-punk visionaries Chrome. The release brings back driving rhythms and metallic riffs that fuse together with their forty-year old sound that has seen many line up changes. A hard hitting mix of space-rock, psychedelic and post-punk that is available on Vinyl LP and CD.  
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Magic Wands
Jupiter

Following their highly acclaimed previous album which scored them an impressive run of support slots with bands including The Kills, The Horrors, The Breeders and The Black Keys, indie pop, psyche rockers Magic Wands return with this ambitious, self produced album ‘Jupiter’ which is monument to modern rock built upon layers of guitar textures overlayed by melodic pop vocals.

Various
A Salute To The Thin White Duke – The Songs Of David Bowie

A Salute To The Thin White Duke - The Songs Of David Bowie is a tribute record, gathering together 16 artists to cover the legendary Bowie man’s songs: mostly from his 1970’s records. That means classics like ‘Heroes’ and ‘Changes’ reimagined by the likes of Dum Dum Girls, Jesca Hoop and Electric Six (!). On Cleopatra.
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  • Cleopatra

Various
Occult Box

The random quote generator is always hilarious. But today, I witnessed it making sense: “This box is well goth!” they said. And they’re right. Exhibiting the best of occult/goth/industrial music since 1992, Cleopatra is releasing the Occult Box, featuring the best of the likes of Tangerine Dreams, Bathaus, Silver Swans and 57 others. Also includes a long mix by Tamara Sky and an exclusive 7” by Aleister Crowley.

Brainticket
Cottonwoodhill

Being as LSD was first developed in a laboratory in Basel, it is perhaps no coincidence that one of the most "far out" albums of all time was made by this Swiss band (no small feat, given the competition!). Brainticket's 1971 debut, Cottonwoodhill, begins normally enough with two fine psychedelic / kraut rock-influenced tracks, but the remainder of the album plays like an acid trip with a soundtrack, dominated by Joel Vandroogenbroeck's endless droning organ, a variety of musique concrète-type sound effects and vocalist Dawn Muir's trippy vocals. The album, banned in several countries, even came with this self-imposed warning: "After Listening to this Record, your friends may not know you anymore." / "Only listen to this once a day, your brain might be destroyed!" 

Joy Division
Love Will Tear Us Apart

Joy Division's most revered tune and a hallmark of New Wave, "Love Will Tear Us Apart" is now for some reason the banner child for this collection of the band's rarities, studio out-takes and B-sides. This vinyl release is a celebration of what the post-punkers were known best for as well as what no one's quite discovered yet.
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  • Cleopatra

Chrome
The Chronicles I & II

Lords of the best coast avant-garde, Chrome, collect all of their Chronicles onto on disc, uniting parts one and two (previously EPs) into one giant heap of abstract rock music. Chrome's industrial music swelled with percussive bursts and synth bluster that fell into place at the last possible minute.

Various
Stoned – A Psych Tribute To The Rolling Stones

You can't kill psych rock. I know you want to, but it's heavier than you. You will be defeated by wah pedals. Anyway, psych rock seems to be putting forward something of a peace offering with this fun Rolling Stones tribute: Stoned - A Psych Tribute To The Rolling Stones features bands such as Pure X, Pink Velvet, The Vacant Lots and Yeti Lane.
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  • Cleopatra

Guru Freakout
Mothership

Fair warning: the word guru is gonna pop up a lot here. Guru Freakout is a new project from Guru Guru member (and founder!) Mani Neumeier. On the hippy sci-fi 'Mothership', Neumeier plays with Jürgen Engler, member of industrial band Die Krupps. 'Mothership' blends together traditional psych rock antics with a new wave of krautrock. The result? Guru rock. Or something. 

Chrome
Chrome Box

San Franciscan Kraut-rock inspired noise-sters Chrome release this limited edition vinyl box set collection of seven albums. Featuring classics Alien Soundtracks, Half Machine Lip Moves, No Humans Allowed, Blood on the Moon, The Chronicles I and II, and Into the Eyes of the Zombie King. This luxurious collector's piece includes a 4-page book featuring rare photographs and comes in an ace screen-printed box. 

Chrome
Alien Soundtracks I & II

An album that still sounds as futuristic as it first did in 1977, Alien Soundtracks l marks the debut of acid punk guitar wizard Helios Creed in Chrome. Chrome were years ahead of their time; making psychedelic industrial noise before any of their contemporaries. What's more, Helios purportedly claimed here he wanted to create the sound he heard while listening to Black Sabbath on acid. Alien Soundtracks ll is also included here, which is when Damon Edge reformed them in Europe during the 80s; it's comparatively commercial, but the two should make for good contrast..

My Education / Theta Naught
Sound Mass II: Spiritual Docking

Lots of crescendos and climaxes and guitar twinkling on this one: 'Sound Mass II: Spiritual Docking' brings together not one but two post-rock bands for a game of who's-the-best-at-improvising. My Education and Theta Naught both make emotive, largely instrumental soundscapes with a conventional set-up, recalling Explosions In The Sky on any day and Mogwai or Do Make Say Think on a good few. 

Iggy Pop
Gimme Some Skin

Nice special limited edition 7” box set from the king of modern punk rock, Mr Iggy of Pop! Includes 7 individual 45s featuring new and classic recordings both with and without The Stooges - all packaged with a full-color booklet, detailed liner notes, a custom 7” vinyl adaptor, and collectible patch!
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  • Cleopatra

Super Heroines
Cry For Help

Catchily titled band Super Heroines were a death rock group who stomped around L.A. in the first half of the eighties. This is the first album from a project whose members all went on to be active in other groups (Hole, Christian Death, an early form of Guns N’ Roses), so it can be seen as a debut in more senses than one. Coloured vinyl reissue courtesy of Cleopatra.
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  • Cleopatra

William Shatner
Seeking Major Tom

From the first man to seek out new life and new civilisations, William Shatner manages to make the joke stretch out for yet another concept album, covering space-themed songs from everyone from Queen to David Bowie with a plethora of stars, including Zakk Wylde and Sheryl Crow. The Rocket Man cometh all over the place.

Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters
Return Of The Super Ape


Chrome
Read Only Memory

Read Only Memory is a 1979 EP by Arty, pre-industrial sci-fi punk rockers Chrome. It has been reissued with the original artwork restored to its original glory with four live bonus tracks that were recorded in 1981. Chrome were formed in San Francisco in 1975 and take inspiration from The Stooges. Read Only Memory is available on clear vinyl LP.

Chrome
The Visitation

'The Visitation' was originally released in 1976 and stands as one of the understated greats in prog and experimental rock. It's short and sweet, coming in at under forty minutes, but covered ground the way Chrome loved, utilising psychedelic tones and punk leanings. Their debut record, it's now getting a grand re-release on Cleopatra records.
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  • Cleopatra
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  • Cleopatra

Chrome
3rd From the Sun

3rd From The Sun is the 6th album by experimental San Franciscans Chrome. Chrome were principally founding member Damon Edge and Helios Creed. Their music takes inspiration from The Stooges by mixing their brand of chaotic rock with electronic sounds. They are credited with inventing industrial rock. 3rd From The Sun is available on vinyl LP.

Chrome
Red Exposure

Arguably one of Chrome’s finest albums, 'Red Exposure' has a slightly more new wave gothic sound at times but the experimentation of Alien Soundtracks is still here. This newly reissued edition is completely remastered and includes four bonus tracks from 'Subterranean Modern' that should satisfy your acid punk needs. 

Various (Autechre, James Plotkin, Sunroof!, Legendary Pink Dots etc)
A Homage To Neu!