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New in: Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Morning Myth
Glass Sky

Morning Myth are cosy folk-pop duo hailing from the south coast. They take their influences from Nick Drake, John Martyn and Joni Mitchell. Singer Aimee Herbert-Smith’s voice has been likened to all sorts of fabulous singers from Linda Perhacs to Cocteau Twins’ chanteuse Liz Fraser. Glass Sky is their debut album. Self-released.

Ekin Fil
You, Only

You, Only is a collection of "sound tapestries" by Turkish singer and ambient musician Ekin Fil, now being released on tape by VAKNAR. Expect haunting atmospheres, plenty of space, and Fil's tender vocals. She's worked on film scores before, winning 'Best Soundtrack' at the Türkish Film Fest, and this is evident in the cinematic feel of her work. 

Fabio Orsi
Each Day Moon Tide

An electronic musician based in Taranto in southern Italy, Fabio Orsi continues in an impressive run of compelling works in droning, atmospheric soundscapes with another EP, titled Each Day Moon Tide. This is presented on a 12” vinyl via Oltrarno Recordings, and pressed in a run of 300 copies. 
  • Vinyl 12" (OltRaw10)
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  • Limited edition

Ummagma
Compass

Electronically-enhanced rock duo Ummagma return with their first album in seven years, and their first to ever be released on vinyl. With the long wait explained by the years it took them to move from Russia to Canada, Compass is the album that most accurately reflects the band’s post-genre approach. 

Kaiser Chiefs
Duck

Duck is the new album by Kaiser Chiefs. What I’m going to focus on here is the eleventh track, titled Kurt vs Frasier (The Battle For Seattle). What are we to take from this, as a song, from Kaiser Chiefs? Where do Nirvana or Dr Frasier Crane, or indeed Seattle, fit into the universe of Kaiser Chiefs? Why have they done this? I wish I knew. On Polydor.

Various
ACID

It’s ACID baby! What more can I tell you? Well, ACID is notable not just for its excellent clarity in trade descriptions, but also for being a full-bore classic double platter from 1988. All the artists here are banging out some of their best work, and ACID has now been reissued with a tasty remaster for full ACID dancefloor domination. Can you afford to miss it?

The B-52's
Wild Planet

Some bloke called John Lennon once cited weird pop/new wave band, The B52’s, as his favourite. High praise indeed. Wild Planet was the Athens, Georgia band’s second album, originally released in 1980. It is widely regarded by fans and critics alike as their best album. It contains the single, Private Idaho. 

Soundgarden
Live From The Artists Den

Hear Soundgarden live in concert in 2013, on the ecstatic final date of their King Animal tour. Over two and a half hours, they twenty-nine songs, including (almost certainly) all your favourites. This concert, well regarded by fans for some years, is now getting a really serious release, ranging from a double CD to a big old boxset. On Polydor.

Islandman
Rest In Space

The press release is eager to get the names of Baris Manco and Erkin Koray in there as a comparison to the sound of fellow Turk, Islandman. I feel that may be underselling Rest in Space slightly. Yes, there is a mix of Turkish folk with Western instrumentation here, but other than that, Islandman forges his own path, making an intoxicating mix of experimental electronics punctuated by distinctly Turkish instrumentation.

B Boys
Dudu

Rhythmically clever New York punkers B Boys bring you Dudu. The last album was called Dada, so perhaps Didi, Dede and Dodo are forthcoming as well. Anyway, the band continue along the trajectory of their punk and post-punk predecessors (The Clash, Wire) to comment, often humorously, on everyday life in this absurd civilisation of ours.
  • Vinyl LP (CT310LPC1)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Himesh Patel
Yesterday (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Imagine that The Beatles were wiped from history. Everyone had forgotten they existed, apart from you, and you were the only person to remember all of their songs. You might be able to make a bob or two. That’s the premise of the new film, Yesterday, written by Richard Curtis and Directed by Danny Boyle. And here’s the soundtrack, you’ll probably know some of the songs, performed here by Himesh Patel.
  • Vinyl Double LP (7785019)
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  • Last copy

Mini Mansions
Guy Walks Into A Bar…

Five years after their self-titled album surprised many a critic, sounding completely unlike what you’d expect a QOTSA side-project to sound like, Mini Mansions deliver a follow-up. Guy Walks Into A Bar… sees the Queens’ bassist Michael Shuman lead his bandmates through a history of pop and rock ‘n’ roll, interpreting it in their unique way. 

ScHoolboy Q
CrasH Talk

Quincey Matthew Hanley, or ScHoolboy Q, as he likes to be known, has collaborated with Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul in the group, Black Hippy. CrasH Talk is his fifth album and features guest performances from Travis Scott, Ty Dolla Sign and 21 Savage among others. He's a man who likes to capitalise his Hs. CrasH Talk was released on CD back in April, but now you have your chance to own it on vinyl too.  

Alex G
Trick

It's the new one from Alex G. Trick is the thirteen tracker from the Philadelphia based musician and songwriter. This is one for all the indie weirdos out there, with each track lead by Alex's wonky melancholic croon over an acoustic guitar, with some bits of casio keyboards and other lo-fi bits and bats. Think Mac Demarco & Elvis Depressedly. Out on vinyl LP and CD from Lucky Number.
  • Vinyl LP (LUCKY76LP)
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  • Last copy

Alex G
Rules

Previously only available from Alex G’s bandcamp, Lucky Number announce the release of ‘Rules’, the most recent album by the Philadelphia-based songwriter. Following in the footsteps of his highly acclaimed 2014, fifth album release ‘DSU’, ‘Rules’ -which was recorded before ‘DSU’- has been remastered for vinyl release for the first time and is a well deserved document of the prolific songwriting personality that is Alex G.
  • Vinyl LP (LUCKY77LP)
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  • Last copy

Ludovico Einaudi
Seven Days Walking - Day One

Seven Days Walking is a series of releases from the classical composer, Ludovico Einaudi. Beginning with Day One, the series focuses on recurring themes taking on different themes across the seven releases, which are to be released over seven months. Recording with piano, violin, viola and cello, the tracks are gentle ruminations which sweep the listener away with ease. 

Damon Locks
Black Mountain Ensemble – Where Future Unfolds

Major work from Damon Locks and a fifteen-piece group he has gradually built up called Black Monument Ensemble. Where Future Unfolds began as a solo work of sound collage, by the time his group performed it at Garfield Park Botanical Conservatory in Chicago, where this live recording was made, it had become an epic of African-American music, encompassing gospel, avant-jazz, and fierce drum machine groove. A richly compelling performance, on International Anthem.

Of Monsters and Men
Fever Dream

They became the first Icelandic band to reach one billion streams for their ubiquitous hit ‘Little Talks’ at the start of the decade - now, Icelandic group Of Monsters And Men deliver a third studio album. Produced once again with the help of Rich Costey, Fever Dream represents a subtle change of direction, if lead single ‘Alligator’ is anything to go by.

Tubby Hayes Quartet
Grits, Beans And Greens: The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969

Grits, Beans and Greens is the first appearance of a legendary lost session from British saxophonist Tubby Hayes, recorded in 1969 and fabled as some of his finest ever material. The standard single CD and LP versions present the music as a ‘lost album’, while the 2xCD hardback book package includes guts and all - demos, alternate takes and between-song studio chatter. 

Lloyd Cole
Guesswork

Consisting of fewer, longer songs and minimal lyrics, Lloyd Cole’s 11th solo album sees the indie legends face up to the inevitability and uncertainty of ageing. Guesswork, as opposed to his last outing Standards six years ago, also embraces electronic textures, adding up to one of the most profound records he’s ever released. 

Bernard Herrmann
Marnie

The late, great Bernard Herrmann was inexorably linked to Alfred Hitchcock. Herrmann scored nearly all of Hitchcock’s classic films, from Psycho to Vertigo to North By Northwest. His music for 1964’s Marnie may not be quite as well-known as those other soundtracks, but it’s still a fine example of all the things that made Herrmann great. Seasick strings, spiralling cells of melody and nervous harmony all play a big part in the Marnie score. Now remastered from the original tapes, this Stylotone edition includes an outtakes-heavy CD and a bonus 7” of Nat King Cole singing Marnie’s title piece.
  • Vinyl Double LP (STDX8696SR)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy

Betsayda Machado y la Parranda El Clavo
Loé Loá - Rural Recordings Under The Mango Tree

Loé Loá - Rural Recordings Under The Mango Tree was originally released in 2017. The title is meant to be taken literally - Betsayda Machado recorded this LP out in the open air of her hometown of El Clavo, Venezuela. The ‘Parranda’ of her backing band translates as ‘party’, and there’s certainly a spirit of movement and rhythm to these bustling drum instrumentals (a legacy, perhaps, of El Clavo's African heritage). However, there is also pain and worry to Loé Loá borne out of Venezuela’s difficult political situation. A powerful piece, Loé Loá is now set to wax for the first time courtesy of Olindo Records.
  • Vinyl LP (ORLP003)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

De Lorians
De Lorians

De Lorians are a bunch of prog-loving psych-jazzers from Japan. That’s probably enough info for you to go on as to whether you’re going to dig the group’s eponymous debut LP. If this is the sort of thing you’re into then you’re going to get plenty of joy from the Tokyo quintet’s fusion freakouts. Wethinks Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart would have approved of De Lorians.

Tuxedo
III

You ever listen to that band Chromeo and think "yes, the world needs more of these hipster duos knowingly parodying the sounds of 80’s funk"? This Norman Records™ language-lackey does. Every day I sit there, gazing out my window, wishing that I didn’t have to deal with all the Merzbows and Ziurs and Shellacs of this world. Wishing that a group like Tuxedo would come along and turn in a set of tunes so meticulous in their parody that they could quite easily have been taped in 1983. Clearly I’m not alone in this - MF DOOM, DāM-FunK, Benny Sings and other notable guests all grab a piece of the action on the band’s third album III. Sometimes dreams do come true.

Datach'I
Bones

Joseph Fraioli’s recent revival of his Datach’i recording moniker continues with the project’s eighth studio album. Bones was written in the aftermath of the death of Fraioli’s father, leading to an intimate and spare album, but still one that deals in his trademark of exploratory electronica. On Timesig.

MOHIT
Yoghurt

Here is the second release by MOHIT, nevertheless featuring their earliest recorded material. Yoghurt showcases the avant-art-rock trio’s sound very well, with lots and lots of elements in play. The B-side ‘Reggaeezer’ additionally features the words of a homeless man named Marky Mark, who the group worked into one of their jams. Out on DVTT Records.
  • Vinyl 7" (DVTT002)
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  • Limited edition

Los Retro
Retrospect

Los Retros, aka 19 year-old Californian dude, Mauri Tapia, makes music inspired by ‘70s AOR and leftfield Hispanic pop. A weird, ostensibly incompatible mix, you may think. However, the resulting sound will delight fans of Mac DeMarco. Retrospect, his debut EP, could well be the soundtrack to your hazy summer days.
  • Vinyl LP (STH2406LP)
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  • Last copy
New in: Monday 22nd July 2019

Normil Hawaiians
What's Going On?

High-grade reissue of the 1983 album of Normil Hawaiians, who were not Hawaiian but were based within the vivid Brixton squat scene of the time. Operating in the grim depths of Thatcherism and following the suicide of a close associate of the band, Normil Hawaiians recorded this remarkable suite of unusual and highly-collaborative group music, which sadly sank without a trace as a consequence of label failings. But this reissue gives What’s Going On? the love it deserves, with lots of liner notes and seven bonus tracks, as well as a fine remastering job.

Various
Optimism / Reject - Punk and Post-Punk Meets D-I-Y Aesthetic 1977-1981

Kings and queens of the box set Cherry Red Records return with another comprehensive collection of punk missives. Optimism / Reject - Punk and Post-Punk Meets D-I-Y Aesthetic 1977-1981 - the sequel to Cherry Red’s 2017 set To The Outside Of Everything - features some of the finest examples of snot-nosed home-taping you're likely to find. The Sisters Of Mercy, The Fall and Scritti Politti are among the tracklist.

Jeff Mills
Moon – The Area Of Influence

Jeff Mills really loves the Moon, and once again here he returns to the subject in order to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Moon landing. Moon - The Area Of Influence is quality Mills material in that style we know and love, worthy of delivering on the grand cosmic dreams of the Moon concept. Out on the Axis label.

Randomer & Hodge
Second Freeze / Simple As

Randomer follows up releases on Dekmantel, Clone and L.I.E.S, teaming up with Livity Sound's Hodge for an intense double-tracker on the reverse Livity Sound label. They go to town on this one. Metallic clanks, rapid-fire percussion and annihilating rhythm. Or is that mhtyhr gnitalihinna? 12" on dnuoS ytiviL.
  • Vinyl 12" (099YTIVIL)
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Craven Faults
Nunroyd Works

These Craven Faults records have been...um.. faultless in their depiction of West Yorkshire as breeding ground for kraut rock and analogue synth experiments. I've regularly trudged the canal paths with them on my personal stereo. This third (final) instalment sees the project reach the cities where the vegetation gives way to post industrial wastelands and back gardens bedecked with white rose flags. Essential.    
  • Vinyl 12" (PARCEL529B)
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  • Limited edition

Neil Landstrumm
Shitting Diamonds On Jupiter

For more than 20 years, producer and DJ, Neil Landstrumm, has been putting out innovative techno tracks on a variety of top labels. From Peacefrog to Planet MU and Tresor - he’s been everywhere. Now, for the first time he lands on Running Back with what could be his best titled 12” yet - Shitting Diamonds On Jupiter.

Om Kalsoum
Alf Leila Wa Leila

Oum Kalthoum - ‘The Rose of the Nile’, ‘The 4th Pyramid of Egypt’ and without doubt one of the country’s defining musicians - recorded Alf Leila Wa Leila towards the end of her career. The 1969 LP featured some of Cairo’s finest musical talent of the age, with organist Hany Mehanna, guitarist Omar Khorshid and composer Baligh Hamdy all putting in a shift. The resulting record is a proud piece of early Egyptian pop, full of weeping strings and tear-stained vocals. Alf Leila Wa Leila is now reissued by new imprint Souma Records.

Several Wives
Göldi Fell

Mancunian label Gizeh (Loscil, Tomorrow We Sail) drop Göldi Fell, an LP by the experimental drone act Several Wives. This is a highly unsettling blend of horror movie sound effects, empty-warehouse atmospherics, electro-acoustic techniques and warped chamber strings. Think Muslimgauze composing for a film from the Saw franchise.
  • CD (GZH091DP)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

LSD
Second Process

After dropping the excellent Process EP through Ostgut Ton back in 2017, LSD - a techno supergroup comprised of Luke Slater, Steve Bicknell and David Sumner aka Function - have started up their own label to issue new six-track set Second Process. This is a set of slamming psychedelic club fare hewn from unrelenting kick drums and drug-haze synth textures. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (LSD001)
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  • Last copy

Tommy Guerrero
From The Soil To The Soul

Although released in 2006 on CD by Quannum Records, skateboarder-turned-musician Tommy Guerrero’s seminal fourth album is released on vinyl for the first time. From The Soil To The Soul may turn its hand to various genres throughout, but it remains precise and well-executed. Original artwork by graffiti artist Twist revamped by Guerrero, now on bright red.
  • Vinyl LP (BEWITH065LP)
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  • Last copy

Wilson Tanner
II

Wilson Tanner, who lets remember are two men rather than one, present an electronic album entirely recorded on a boat (a 1950’s boat no less). I’m sure I saw a satirical tweet along similar lines recently… Anyhow, whether or not you can hear the sea air in the filter sweeps, II delivers lots of richly-textured synth fun. On Efficient Space.

Martyn
Odds Against Us

In 2018 Martyn suffered from a heart attack in his studio. He managed to take that horrific moment and channel it into Odds Against Us, a record that draws from drum'n'bass to gqom, and from post-dubstep to UKG. Despite all the touch stones, Martyn is much less married to BPMs than those genres can be across these three tracks.
  • Vinyl 12" (O-TON121)
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Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Tracing Back The Radiance

Tracing Back The Radiance is an album of beautiful drone ruminations from Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. From a blend of instruments (vibraphone, reeds, keyboards and so on) and instrumentalists (Chuck Johnson, Gregg Kowalsky, Mary Lattimore to name but three) the Root Strata head-honcho crafts ambiences of shimmering and transcendental beauty. A gorgeous LP that reminds us of Ian William Craig and Vashti Bunyan's mid-00's collaborations with Animal Collective.

Kool Keith
KEITH

New solo business from prime Ultramagnetic MC, the one and only Kool Keith. Simply titled KEITH, this record offers ample opportunity for fine rhymes to be spun, by Keith himself and guests like Paul Wall and B-Real of Cypress Hill. Production was taken care of by Psycho Les, out of The Beatnuts. On Mello Music Group.

Abdou El Omari
Nuits D' Ete

Back in the mid-70’s the Moroccan organist and composer Abdou El Omari embarked on his Nuits LP trilogy. Only one of the albums ever made it public - 1976’s Nuits D'Été - but now the Radio Martiko imprint have snapped up all three records for new editions. Listening to Nuits D'Été it’s hard to understand why the public didn’t want more from this charismatic Casablancan. El Omari’s blending of Farfisa melodies and electro-psychedelic wizardry with traditional rhythms and modes remains enthralling to this day.

Abdou El Omari
Nuits D' Ete Avec Naima Samih

Radio Martiko kicked things off with a reissue of Moroccan organ-composer Abdou El Omari’s 1976 LP Nuits D' Ete. With their second release they’re going one better - Nuits D' Ete Avec Naima Samih, a previously-unreleased collection of El Omari stuff. Some of this LP was made alongside the singer Naima Samih. Psychedelic north African Farfisa magic.

Abdou El Omari
Nuits De Printemps

They love an organist down at Radio Martiko. The label’s latest album is Abdou El Omari’s Nuits De Printemps, a previously-unreleased collection from this late Moroccan keysman. We’re not certain when the tracks of Nuits De Printemps were recorded - judging by the cover artwork we’re guessing around the same time as El Omari’s 1976 debut LP Nuits D´Été, but don’t quote us on that. However, one thing that’s for sure is that Nuits De Printemps is a unique blend of psychedelic flourishes, ARP synth goodness and Farfisa showmanship in the Moroccan style.

Hany Mehanna
The Miracles Of The Seven Dances

In recent times there have been plenty of compilations and reissues that have focussed on the musics of north-east Africa. Somalia, Sudan and particularly Ethiopia have all been in the spotlight, but throughout this run Egypt has remained slightly overlooked. What a treat, then, for Radio Martiko to press up a new edition of this 1973 LP by the ‘organ king of Cairo’ Hany Mehanna. The Miracles Of The Seven Dances is a highly inventive belly dance record that combines traditional sounds and rhythms with then-modern flavours - Mariachi trumpets, psychedelic electric guitar and (of course) beguiling organ.

Bongzilla
Stash

Weed-obsessed stoner rock band, Bongzilla, originally released their debut album, Stash, in 1999. On its 20th anniversary, a reissue seems quite appropriate. The album contains all the downtuned riffage you could want plus lyrics about smoking weed, bongs and weed in general. Don’t do drugs, kids, but you can listen to Bongzilla.

Bongzilla
Gateway

Muleboy, Spanky and the gang, AKA, Bongzilla, released their third album, Gateway, in 2002. The stoner rock/ heavy metal band from Madison, Wisconsin, had a vested interest in all things weed related. The title, Gateway, is reference to the ol’ Mary Jo being a gateway to harder drugs and not a reference to the now defunct supermarket chain. 

Bongzilla
Methods For Attaining Extreme Altitudes

Bongzilla are a stoner rock/heavy metal band from Madison, Wisconsin. They formed in the mid-90s and are now back together following a 6 year break. Methods For Attaining Extreme Altitudes was their debut EP, originally released in 1998. The EP's three tracks clock in at an impressive total of 25 minutes. Rock on!

Japanese Television
Japanese Television II

Produced by The Wytches’ Kristian Bell and laid down a deserted village hall, London’s Japanese Television deliver their second EP, which promises yet more space-rock / surf-rock / psych-rock. Japanese Television II consists of six tracks, and arrives on 12” vinyl via Tip Top Recordings. 

Strange Ranger
Remembering The Rockets

Remembering The Rockets, the third LP from Portland/Montana/Philadelphia trio Strange Ranger (even the band don’t seem to agree on where they hail from), has some lovely artwork. Just look at the warm, dusky glow on those suburban streets. This halcyon image sets listeners up neatly for this record of wistful indie-pop, one that touches equally on acts like Alex G, The Lemonheads and Modest Mouse. Remembering The Rockets is a good one for the coming summer.
  • Vinyl LP (LPTE197)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Ernest Berk
Electronic Music For Two Ballets

German-born dancer and composer Ernest Berk is a comparatively little-known figure, and his back catalogue is nigh-on impossible to explore thanks to the loss of most of his archive around ten years ago. Electronic Music For Two Ballets is therefore a real treasure - replicated from the original recording from around 1970 and now held by his family. 

David Holmes
The Holy Pictures

David Holmes’ 2008 LP The Holy Pictures receives its first vinyl pressing courtesy of 3 Loop Music. ‘I Heard Wonders’ is the hit - you’ll recognise it from the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics - but there’s so much more to this record. The Northern Irish singer-songwriter crams everything from Motorik Krautrock to The Jesus And Mary Chain to hauntological drone into this dense, powerful paean to his hometown of Belfast.

Sarathy Korwar
More Arriving

Sarathy Korwar now lives in the UK. He was born in the USA and grew up in India. His music has grown from a Jazz foundation to incorporate traditional and modern indian, electronic, rap and folk sounds over time. More Arriving is his second album and is fired up by a divided Britain and his own experiences of living here. Confrontational, at times abrasive, Korwar is sending his passionate message out there.

Extrawelt
Speicher 110

German couple Arne Schaffhausen and Mayan Raabe have been releasing music as Extrawelt since 2005’s Soopertrack (Border Community). Releases on labels such as Traum and Cocoon have cemented them as an act to be reckoned with. Speicher 110, released via Kompakt Extra, features two contrasting tracks. Side one gives out analogue funk, whilst on the flip, deep-cutting techno is the order of the day.
  • Vinyl 12" (KOMPAKTEX110)
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  • Last copy

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Bandana

Been a long wait for this one. Anyone who’s had even a passing interest in hip-hop throughout the 2010’s knows that Pinata, the 2014 collaboration between Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, is one of the strongest rap full-lengths of the decade. The pair repeat the trick on Bandana, an LP five years in the making. Though the weight of anticipation must have been heavy for this one Gibbs and 'lib are as steely-eyed as ever - Gibbs spits iron-wool bars over Madlib’s beat odysseys. Masterpiece, obviously. Pusha T, Killer Mike and Yasiin Bey are among the guests.

Van Morrison
Moondance

It seems strange now to think that, when it first came out, Van Morrison’s 1968 LP Astral Weeks was a commercial failure. Licking his wounds, Van Morrison retreated to upstate New York (it’s always upstate New York, isn’t it) and wrote Moondance. The 1970 album would turn out to be his breakthrough, selling bucketloads and charming critics. And, of course, paving the way for all those sleeper sales of Astral Weeks. Now Moondance is reissued on wax by Rhino.

The Monkees
Head

Head was an experimental freaky trip of a film released in late 1968. It starred The Monkees, who also recorded the soundtrack, and was directed by Bob Rafelson. It was written by Raffelson along with Jack Nicholson and featured cameo appearances from Frank Zappa and Terri Garr. The soundtrack, features such songs as Porpoise Song and Circle Sky.

Sigur Rós
Ágætis byrjun (20th Anniversary Edition)

Sigur Rós mark the 20th anniversary of their 1999 breakthrough Ágætis Byrjun with an expanded re-issue on vinyl and CD. Rarities, demos and a full 95-minute live concert provide the final word on the spectral majesty of an album that provided the foundations for the Icelandic post-rockers’ acclaimed career. 

Biffy Clyro
Balance Not Symmetry (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Grief is the central theme to Jamie Adams’ film, Balance Not Symmetry. Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil found a connection with the director and the film’s theme. This led to a certain amount of introspection in the emotionally charged soundtrack. The Scottish alt-rockers also find time for their usual stadium-ready anthems and a little experimentation.
  • Vinyl Double LP (0190295460822)
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  • Last copy

Various
Sock It to Me: Boss Reggae Rarities in the Spirit of '69

Some of the rarest Trojan cuts collected all in one place, this new compilation Sock It To Me: Boss Reggae Rarities is a must-have for all collectors of classic reggae. Every one of these 12 tracks, from the likes of The Sparkers, Tommy McCook and The Hippy Boys, have been unavailable on vinyl for half a century. 

Various
Stranger Things: Season 3

Legacy Records delivers the highly anticipated follow-up to Netflix's Stranger Things soundtracks, offering up a retro song selection from the show's third season. Includes more nostalgia-friendly low-hanging fruit from the Who, Madonna, the Cars, Foreigner, the Pointer Sisters, REO Speedwagon, John Mellencamp and many more! 

Solange
When I Get Home

Earning rave reviews upon its surprise release back in January, Solange’s second studio album When I Get Home at last gets a proper vinyl edition, arriving on a special clear LP. Including insightful highlights like ‘Almeda’, Solange can now surely do no more to shake off the insulting tag of merely being Beyonce’s sister. 
  • Vinyl LP (19075944041)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl

School of Language
45

A concept album about Donald Trump that’s funky as hell, you say? Weird request, but okay, here it is. 45 is the new album by School of Language, aka David Brewis, one half of Field Music. It takes aim at the 45th president of the United States and his hangers-on. Inspired by the writings of Watergate journalist, Bob Woodward, Moneyball guy, Nate Silver, and the music of James Brown, The Meters, Sly and the Family Stone and Free.  

Minami Deutsch
Can’t Get There EP

More Motorik delights from Swedish Krautrock fiends Höga Nord here. This one’s come courtesy of Japanese psych-rockers Minami Deutsch and is an EP called Can’t Get There. It’s full of Can-ish slopes, all never-ending basslines and delay-drenched guitars. Remixes of Can’t Get There’s title track come courtesy of Mythologen (psychedelic techno) and Jamie Paton (Balearic freakbeat).

Broetzmann / Edwards / Noble
The Worse The Better

Document of the first (ever!) trio performance of German saxophone lord Peter Brötzmann with London’s finest free-improvising rhythm section, John Edwards and Steve Noble, recorded live at Cafe Oto back in 2010. The sweet free-jazz meat of The Worse The Better is so delicious that the first pressing sold-out a few years back, so Otoroku have issued 500 more. Killer stuff!

Sounds Of Liberation
Unreleased (Columbia University 1973)

The first ever release for the results of a 1973 session from Philly-based jazz collective Sounds of Liberation that’s been lost for almost half a century. Recorded at Columbia University, around two years after their one and only album release New Horizons, this was a five-track session of spiritual, emotional and implicitly political jazz from a highly skilled septet. 

Alice Cohen & The Channel 14 Weather Team
Artificial Fairytales

For her sixth album, New York-based composer and songwriter Alice Cohen is joined by crack instrumental team The Channel 14 Weather Team (Adrian Knight and David Lackner). The change will only bolster her reputation for slinky, chic and highly inventive art pop to soundtrack gallery spaces and decent clubs. 

Pigeondust
Moon, Wisdom & Slackness

Pigeondust, aka Japanese DJ,  producer and member of the En Tokyo crew, Yuta Yamaoka, has made his latest album, Moon, Wisdom & Slackness, from samples, a process he views as collaborative. Hip-hop made with the spirit of jazz and a willingness to experiment running through its veins. On Cold Busted.

Ryuichi Sakamoto & Taylor Deupree
Live In London

Two legends of the avant-garde world combine on a re-mastered version of this live album, recorded in 2014 at the St. John-at-Hackney Church. Japanese composer and former Yellow Magic Orchestra member Ryuichi Sakamoto is joined by electronic musician Taylor Deupree as the pair improvise wildly on minimalistic musical themes. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (TTTT003)
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  • Last copy

Modern Studies and Tommy Perman
Emergent Slow Arcs

This independent stores-only album (lucky us!) is a reimagining of last year’s Emergent Slow Arcs album by Modern Studies, rendered this time by Tommy Perman. The bucolic, naturalistic sounds of the original are given a modern electronic makeover, giving the whole album an extraordinarily timeless quality. 
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP569)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy

Spoon
Everything Hits At Once: The Best Of Spoon

Everything Hits At Once: The Best Of Spoon gathers together 12 tracks spanning the Austin, Texas band’s 26 year career. To bring things right up to date, Britt Daniel and the gang have included a brand new track called 'No Bullets Spent', which punches with a weight equal to their other most-loved songs.
New in: Friday 19th July 2019

J. Robbins
Un-Becoming

J. Robbins had his fingers in a lot of pies in the ‘90s. The most notable pie was Washington DC band, Jawbox. He also worked as a producer and engineer in his own Baltimore studio with bands such as Clutch, The Dismemberment Plan and The Promise Ring. He has been working as a solo artist since 2010. His latest album, on Dischord, is Un-Becoming.

Ondo Fudd
Eyes Glide Through The Oxide

First things first - Ondo Fudd is no relation of Elmer, which is a bit disappointing to be honest. However, the pill is sugared when you realise that Ondo Fudd is actually an alias of London techno innovator Call Super - and things improve still further when you drop the needle on Eyes Glide Through The Oxide, an EP of fourth world techno and house in the D. Tiffany/upsammy mode. Be vewwy vewwy quiet.

Nate Morgan
Journey Into Nigritia

Journey Into Nigritia, the 1983 debut LP from the late jazz pianist Nate Morgan, gets a reissue courtesy of Outernational Sounds. Morgan was a highly talented player, one who joined Horace Tapscott’s Union Of God’s Musicians and Artists Ascension as a teenager, and his prodigious abilities as both an instrumentalists and bandleader shine through on Journey Into Nigritia. The influence of Tapscott’s spiritual style is keenly felt here.

Nicolas Gaunin
Noa Noa Noa

Nicola Guanin aka Nicaola Sanguin, is an Italian musician who plays in the weirdo rock bands The Lay Llamas and Orange Car Crash, Noa Noa Noa finds him on his own making strange technicolour sound experiments from electronic equipment and manipulated African rhythms. If you can imagine Naked Lunch as a computer game, this could be the soundtrack.

Emmanuel Witzthum
The Book of Dusts

A lavishly presented release here from composer Emmanuel Witzthum. Presented in a hand-numbered double-CD set and coming with all manner of notes, photos and prints, all inside hand-stitched and printed fabric pouches, The Book of Dusts is a wintry and stark offering but is infused with the warmth of humanity. 

Suicide
Suicide

The 1977 debut by Alan Vega and Martin Rev is a conceptual and sonic assault. Vega’s pithy lyrics and echoed rockabilly vocals over Rev’s seething, primitive beatbox and fuzzed-up synths are a simple and devastatingly effective combination. Ghost Rider and Rocket USA is a killer double whammy to open the album. Frankie Teardrop makes your neck hair stand up, and Springsteen fave Cheree calms you down again.

The Black Keys
Let's Rock

Surely The Black Keys’ new LP Let’s Rock is named in lieu of the scene in School Of Rock where Jack Black gets Lawrence to do the special handshake that includes doing the can-can with your fingers and saying ‘let’s rock let’s rock today’. It must be, because there’s no way that The Black Keys have already exhausted all possible album titles and ended up plumping for Let’s Rock as anything other than a homage to one of the best films of the 21st Century. I mean, they’re only nine albums deep! You'd have to have really run out of ideas to do a thing like that...

Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno
Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks (Extended Edition)

First released in 1983 as the soundtrack to documentary film ‘For All Mankind’ about the Apollo moon landing, and now highly recognisable in its own right after use in countless films, TV shows, ads and the Olympics opening ceremony, Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois’ album Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks gets a deluxe re-mastered release. Also includes an entirely new album of 11 instrumental compositions re-imagining the soundtrack to the original documentary. 
New in: Thursday 18th July 2019

The Total Rejection
Everybody Knows What You Don't Know

Everybody Knows What You Don’t Know is the second studio album from the Total Rejection, completing the vision for revitalising their mod and ‘60s pop influences that had informed their debut album Wrapping Yourself In Silver Foil Won’t Save You From The Blast. So sincere that they completely pull it off.
  • Vinyl LP (RAVE 20193)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Carmen Villain
Both Lines Will Be Blue

Carmen Villain’s long and fruitful relationship with Smalltown Supersound spawns a third LP. On Both Lines Will Be Blue - the follow-up to the buzz-building Infinite Avenue - the Norwegian-Mexican artist delivers another set of peyote-hazed, fourth world psychedelia. New age, kosmische, dub and ambient music are all wrapped up in these languorous electronic compositions. The final results recall Inga Copeland.

Principleasure
I

After a run of hype-building EPs throughout 2017 and 2018, 2019 sees LA producer Principleasure drop his debut LP. I is a collection of techno that also incorporates elements of 2-step, blog house, vaporwave and Italo Disco. Moments like ‘Hexagonal Dab’ verge on industrial but steer away through clean production and chunky melodies. It’s no surprise to hear that Dixon and AME dig Principleasure’s I.
  • Vinyl Double LP (PPLP001L)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy

The Future Sound Of London
Yage 2019

Yage 2019 is an exciting new Record Store Day release from The Future Sound Of London. Veteran fans of the 90’s rave legends will already know the record’s title track given that it first showed up towards the back end of FSoL’s 1996 LP Dead Cities. Here we see the group taking the original and manipulating it into eleven original tracks. Don’t think of Yage 2019 as a remix album - this is very much a record in its own right.

Zahn / Hatami / McClure
Ypsilon

Your favourite ambient love triangle is back: Darren McClure, Porya Hatami and Uwe “Arovane” Zahn have worked together, singly and in duos of every possible combination many times by now. And here they are, up to their soothing old tricks again. Here they broaden the textured dronescope a bit to incorporate unobtrusive beats and melodic sequences.

Thelonious Monk
Monk's Music

This is a short and sweet collection of some of Thelonius Monk's most iconic and most well-known compositions, under forty minutes in length but bringing together tracks like "Abide With Me" and "Off Minor". 'Monk's Music' is part of Monk's time on Riverside Records and features a roster of excellent musicians making up his septet, including Ray Copeland on trumpet and John Coltrane himself playing tenor; listen closely on "Well, You Needn't" and you'll hear Monk handing over some instructions to Coltrane. A quick in-and-out jazz standard, this one.
  • Vinyl LP (950676)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Siavash Amini
Serus

How do you feel about the night? Is it frightening or is it comforting? Is it familiar or strange? Iranian electronic composer Siavash Amini has had the night on his mind recently, resulting in 'Serus' an album for Room40. Based on the music here, Amini's relationship with the night is fraught. Unless intense and volatile drones sound comforting to you.

Ossie All Stars
Leggo Dub

Back in 2005 The Revolutionaries teamed up with Ossie Hibbert for a dub rendering of some classic Gregory Isaacs riddims. The resulting Leggo Dub, released under the banner of the Ossie All Stars, quickly became a favourite in soundsystem circles - John Peel was a fan y’know. With Hibbert passing in 2012, a reissue of Leggo Dub stands as a timely and fitting tribute to his work. Dropped as part of VP Records' 40th birthday celebrations.

Carly Rae Jepsen
Dedicated

Emotion by Carly Rae Jepsen was, in this humble writer's opinion, one of the greatest albums ever made. And it would have been tough for anyone to match the giddy highs that album produced. On 2019's Dedicated, she more or less succeeds, creating an album just as suited to tidying your house, as it is to bouncing around with glee at a show.

Dope feat. Fuck Authority
666 / 1381

Of course Julian Cope has a band that’s just called Dope… Here, this outfit is joined by Fuck Authority, in order to get extra massive in these two side-long psyched-up epics. Titled 666 and 1381 (the devil’s number and the year of Wat Tyler’s peasant’s rebellion, nice), these two slabs add up to some serious high-action weight. 10” on Environmental Studies.

TV.OUT
s/t

Israel-born and Germany-based duo TV.OUT pull no punches on their new self-titled EP. It’s their second release on Long Island Electrical Systems. From German new beat to Dutch electro, this has it going on. The four tracks are perfect for dancefloor drama or cutting loose for dancefloor insanity. 12" 4-track EP on L.I.E.S.

Shabason / Gunning
Muldrew

Joseph Shabason and Ben Gunning, known here as Shabason / Gunning left the hustle and bustle of the city for Lake Ontario. They holed up in a cabin with their equipment (synths, saxes, guitars, drum machines) to make Muldrew. The result is a cinematic musical escape to the rural idylls of Canada inspired by John Martyn and the fourth worldism of Jon Hassell.

Gwakasonné
Vwayajé

A double-LP memorialising the great Roger Oumaou, the Guadaloupe-born avant-jazz musician who passed away in 2018, Vwayajé collects the best of the three albums he recorded with Gwakasonné in the Eighties - Gwakasonné, Temwen, and Moun. Their music was a hypnotic blend of American jazz styles and sounds from Guadaloupe itself. 

Pugilist
Blue 06

Pugilist is next up on Whities’ Blue Series, a run that has already seen entries from artists like upsammy and BFTT. The trio of atmospheric rollers that Pugilist offers up on Blue 06 combine D Tiffany’s hazed house sound with some breakbeat techno stylings. There is an impressive attention to detail in the drum programming of cuts like ‘Encrypted’ and ‘Descendant’. Blue 06 is another winner from Nic Tasker’s excellent imprint.

River Yarra
Frogmania

Uncle Harvey, this one's for you. Frogmania by River Yarra is surely enough to sate those in need of niche concept albums. It's a collection of four dance tracks ranging from 88 to 140 BMP, hopefully giving you a sense of the wide-ranging nature of Frogmania. Expect plenty of batrachian weirdness backed up by solid, thumping beats. 

Amato & Adriani
Presence Du Futur

Two hardened techno veterans in the shape of Michael Amato (a.k.a. The Hacker) and Alessandro Adriani turn a casual friendship into a professional relationship on this compelling four-track EP Presence Du Futur. Fusing old-school influences with modern ideas, it includes a collab with Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder. 
  • Vinyl 12" (MNQ 137)
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  • Last copy

Gladio (Legowelt)
Means To Freedom

Legowelt is famously fond of an alias, but of all the names he’s gone by down the years (Star Shepherd, Sammy Osmo) few are held in as high a regard as Gladio. This is partly due to the scarcity of Gladio records - new LP Means To Freedom is the first material from the project in over a decade. Means To Freedom is a set of typically snappy electro goodness from one of the genre’s foremost voices.

Ron Morelli
Man Walks The Earth

In 2013 L.I.E.S. Records founder Ron Morelli left New York for Paris. And in 2019 he left the world of club for ambient. 'Man Walks The Earth' is his debut for Collapsing Market, and sees the producer embracing the likes of Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire and Laurie Spiegel for an album that is intensely reflective.
  • Vinyl LP (CM007)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

North Manc Beds
GazOhmEater EP

North Manc Beds. What a name that is. As is GazOhmEater EP. I won't pretend to know what that means. Their music though, is like techno with a sense of humour. Crunchy and fun and filled with little thoughtful touches that show they know what they're doing. Inspired by the Pennines, and all the sounds they contain.
New in: Friday 12th July 2019

Frightened Rabbit
Tiny Changes: A Celebration Of The Midnight Organ Fight

Before the tragic death of Scott Hutchison, Frightened Rabbit had planned to release this Tiny Changes: A Celebration Of The Midnight Organ Fight, to celebrate that album's tenth anniversary by asking their friends to play songs from the album. Now, the likes of Biffy Clyro and the Twilight Sad enact an even more profound act of remembrance. 
New in: Tuesday 25th June 2019

Iggy Pop
Zombie Birdhouse

Iggy’s sixth solo album is getting a reissue for the first time since its 1982 release. Produced by Blondie’s Chris Stein, the vinyl will contain sleeve notes written by Irvine Welsh. Zombie Birdhouse sees Iggy at his monologuing best, spinning tales over a mix of Afrobeat, drone and chugging guitars. Also featuring an unseen version of ‘Pain and Suffering’ with Debbie Harry singing backup.

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