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Emma-Jean Thackray
Ley Lines

Another week, another great record from the exciting new London jazz scene. This time it’s the turn of polymath Emma-Jean Thackray. Though primarily a trumpeter, she recorded every part on Ley Lines herself. While this method of production will inevitably invoke comparisons with Madlib’s Yesterday’s New Quintet project, the mini-LP also has shades of the Art Ensemble of Chicago as well as BADBADNOTGOOD’s lackadaisical groove music.

Marine
Fable Electric

Ah.....ah. Got you. The press release days 'all female' so if anyone wants to get upset then the band presumably endorse that characterisation. Anyway they play a kind of blend of grunge, dream pop and folk which has led to tours across Europe and even support from the paragons of taste at 6 Music.   
  • Vinyl LP (VF280)
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Kjartan Sveinsson
Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen

Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen is a grand operatic work by Kjartan Sveinsson, who you might know from his time in Sigur Ros. This, however, is a full-blown orchestral suite, with romantic themes dominating both music and libretto. This recording of the piece is released as a double 10” set via The Vinyl Factory.

Rina Sawayama
Cyber Stockholm Syndrome

Rina Sawayama’s single Cyber Stockholm Syndrome was released earlier this year on an appropriately digital platform (to great pop acclaim), and now gets a fully-fledged physical vinyl release. The smooth pop-R&B track is accompanied by a new track and tasty remix from Nite Jewel. 12” from The Vinyl Factory.

These New Puritans
Expanded (Live At The Barbican)

These New Puritans pushed the boundaries of their music with one of the most unexpected and singular releases of 2013, ‘Field of Reeds’. Melding classical and experimental compositions, ‘Field of Reeds’ was a bold and ambitious accomplishment amongst a derivative musical landscape. ‘Expanded (Live at the Barbican)’ is an opportunity to hear one of the most unique albums of recent times live. Also featured are reworked songs both old and new, all played with the impressive inclusion of the Heritage Orchestra and Synergy Vocals.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (VF118)

Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra
Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra

Kate Simko has produced strong work in both the electronic and the composed-classical worlds: this full-length collaboration with the London Electronic Orchestra combines both. The risk with this kind of thing is that one element can feel tacked on to the other, but no such problem here: this album is a fully-formed suite of lush strings, shimmering samples and skipping rhythms. Includes a cover of an xx tune and a collaboration with Katy B.
  • CD (VF204CD)

Darkstar & Gwilym Gold
Rope / Folk

Darkstar have fully succeeded in that interesting transformation they’ve been pulling off for a while now, going from dubstep producers to electronic pop performers. Rope / Folk pairs them with composer Gwilym Gold, tasked with accompanying Holly Blakey’s contemporary dance performance (see the sleeve art). 12” on The Vinyl Factory.
  • Vinyl 12" (VF221)
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Ragnar Kjartansson & The All Star Band
The Visitors

This release is a documentation of Ragnar Kjartansson’s video installation The Visitors, in which musicians including members of Mum and Sigur Ros perform a song in different rooms of a grand house. The remarkable design from The Vinyl Factory has the record housed amidst a five-panel fold-out super-sleeve, allowing you to construct an impressive tableau.

Abstrakto
S/T / Remex

A distinctive fusion of Latin American music and the LA electronic beats scene. Abstrakto is Astrud Sierra and producer DJ Balthazaar Getty and on S/T/Remex they mash together global musical scenes and raw rap and R&B. This 180 gram black and white double LP also comes with a remix album that pushes the originals even further leftfield.
  • Vinyl Double LP (VF157)
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Various
So-Low

JD Twitch, the maestro behind the Optimo label, has compiled an impressive collection of his favourite cold wave / industrial tracks. So Low has the familiar likes of Throbbing Gristle and Chris & Cosey, but also delves deeper, with some crucial tracks likely to be new to many listeners. Also contains tracks by Colin Potter, Eric Random, Conrad Schnitzler, Tuxedomoon and many, many more. CD / 2LP on The Vinyl Factory.

Keaton Henson
Dear

Keaton Henson, who is both a visual and a sonic artist, only emerged into the musical sphere a few years ago, but his albums sold out quick. Hence The Vinyl Factory are providing some high-spec reissues. Dear is Henson’s debut record, full of despondent songwriting and carefully placed arrangements.
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Keaton Henson
Romantic Works

Keaton Henson, who is both a visual and a sonic artist, only emerged into the musical sphere a few years ago, but his albums sold out quick. Hence The Vinyl Factory are providing some high-spec reissues. Romantic Works is true to its title, being a kind of ‘bedroom classical’ record: remarkable self-taught orchestration builds up potent instrumental pieces.

Gwilym Gold
Greener World (Alt Version)

Two prime tracks from Gwilym Gold’s recent record A Paradise get the acoustic treatment here on Greener World (Alt Version). Stripping away numerous sonic layers leaves the intimate core of these compositions fully visible: gorgeous. Limited edition of 300 12” copies, released by The Vinyl Factory.
  • Vinyl 12" (VF156)
  • Limited edition

Rodney Graham
Good Hand Bad Hand

Rodney Graham is well-known within the art world for his self-portrait focused photographic and film artworks, but music has always been crucial to his practice. Good Hand Bad Hand proves it, demonstrating his lyrical singer-songwriting. The LP sleeve, naturally, contains a self-portrait. On The Vinyl Factory.
  • Vinyl LP (VF207)
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Behaving (Keaton Henson)
Behaving

Behaving is a new album of electronic music by Keaton Henson. Irish singer/songwriter Henson is more well-known for his fragile acoustic folk-pop, but whilst working on his follow-up to his 2013 album, Birthdays, his search for inspiration led him to change tack completely. The songs were recorded in the dark and many of the lyrics are improvised and laid down in one take. On 180gm vinyl with artwork by Keaton Henson himself.

Keaton Henson
Birthdays

Keaton Henson, who is both a visual and a sonic artist, only emerged into the musical sphere a few years ago, but his albums sold out quick. Hence The Vinyl Factory are providing some high-spec reissues. Birthdays is record number two from the mournful songwriter, available on vinyl or as a CD in a special hardback book.
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Mick Jones
Ex Libris

Former Clash / Gorillaz / Big Audio Dynamite man Mick Jones steps out under his own name for this deluxe release with The Vinyl Factory. A breezy feel to these pieces, many of them led by bright piano and inventive percussion. 1000 copies on heavyweight 180g vinyl, presented with a booklet in a stylish sleeve typical of the label.
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Trevor Jackson
Format

Format, the first new material from Trevor Jackson in years and years, was first released through the novel and artistic method of twelve different formats with one track apeice. Thankfully for people without 8 track or reel-to-reel players, he has also deigned to put the album out as a triple LP with the help of The Vinyl Factory, who are artistic enough to do the release justice.
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Various
Cybernetic Serendipity Music

This LP is a reissue of a seriously seminal (and seriously hard to get hold of) 1968 compilation that was produced to accompany an ICA exhibition of groundbreaking crossover between technology and art. This record places major contemporary composers (John Cage! Iannis Xenakis!) alongside early synthesiser pioneers. If that hasn’t already convinced you, know this: one of the composers included here is named Wilhelm Fucks.

Capital Children’s Choir
Untrust EP

The Capital Children's Choir sing with a variety of pop stars and classical virtuoso, and the 'Untrust' EP sees them performing tunes by artists such a Florence + the Machine, Crystal Castles and, perhaps weirdest of all, Spiritualized. These three choral tunes are arranged in the typically unique and slightly left-of-field fashion the Choir are renowned for.
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Dinos Chapman
Luv2h8

Dinos Chapman, of contemporary art provocateurs The Chapman Brothers, recently turned his hand to music, and here is his latest release. Luv2h8, possibly surprisingly, is very much focused on the dancefloor, bringing a haunting darkness to those ecstatic spaces. Includes a big fat remix by Trevor Jackson.
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Dinos Chapman
Luftbobler


  • Vinyl Double LP (VF069LP)
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