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New in: Tuesday 25th June 2019

Jonathan Sharp
Divided Time

Divided Time by sound designer and composer, Jonathan Sharp is a collection of pieces inspired and written for a collection of photographs he found that were taken between 1970 and 1977. Using piano and gentle electronic sounds, Sharp attempts to relive the photo in sound. Fans of Virginia Astley and Mark Peters will find this to be a joy.
  • Vinyl LP
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Outer Spaces
Gazing Globe

Born out of a need to move on with her life following the disintegration of a long-term relationship, Cara Beth Satalino’s new Outer Spaces album Gazing Globe puts up a defiant front of bold, melodic indie-pop tunes reminiscent of early R.E.M. It's the old trick of music as therapy, the positive trappings soundtracking her recovery process.

Lydia Ainsworth
Phantom Forest

Former Juno-nominated singer and all-round auteur Lydia Ainsworth presents her third studio album. An exercise in fantasy world-building, Phantom Forest promises to be the Canadian’s most ambitious record yet. The nine tracks started life as instrumentals co-written with 'Stranger Things' composer Kyle Dixon.

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.

Hot Water Music
A Flight and a Crash

Late 90s punk-rockers Hot Water Music (not to be confused with classic 90s hip-hop outfit Cold Water Music) are reissuing some their most successful albums. On A Flight and a Crash you can hear the band starting to get the hang of the classic call-and-response choruses. The record is back out on vinyl for what is probably the 17th time.

Julian Cope
Autogeddon

25th anniversary re-mastered re-issue of Autogeddon, the 11th solo album from former Teardrop Explodes frontman Julian Cope. One of the musical and cultural auteur’s most intriguing and unfairly overlooked works. Both editions include the album itself, the Paranormal In The West Country EP and rare tracks ‘Conspiracy Blues’ and ‘Highway Blues’.

Chocolate Hills
A Pail of Air

Mmm….Chocolate Hills, as Homer Simpson would probably say. These Chocolate Hills are an ambient music duo consisting of Paul Conboy whose other projects include Metamono, Corker Conboy and APE and Alex Paterson from The Orb. The pair hit it off when they met in Australia and realised their musical ambitions matched. Pail Of Air is their debut album.
  • Vinyl LP (PWORD4)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy

Graham Reznick
Glass Angles

If he’s not a familiar name to you, Graham Reznick has had a hand in some of the most haunting soundtrack work of the last decade, scoring video games and movies. Now, he delivers a debut solo album titled Glass Angles, taking inspiration from the night-time streets of his home city of Los Angeles.

Howard Shore
The Silence Of The Lambs (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Howard Shore's score to the 1991 classic horror/thriller film 'The Silence of the Lambs' is the ideal soundtrack to enjoy some fava beans and a nice chianti to. The composer may be best-known for his stunning score to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but his work here is just as quality, perfectly complementing the suspenseful narrative and the tentative scenes which feature Dr. Lecter. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOND141)
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  • Last copy

Riz Ortolani
Warriors Of The Year 2072 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Warriors Of The Year 2072 is a Lucio Fulci film that gives us an idea of how the future looked from 1984 (pretty intense and deadly apparently). The soundtrack was provided by the capable film synthster Riz Ortolani, in one of his most entertaining scores, as befits a film about futuristic motorbike murder competitions. Reissued by Death Waltz.
  • Vinyl LP (DW121)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Mega Bog
Dolphine

Mega Bog is the somewhat misleading recording name of Erin Elizabeth Birgy. Misleading because her music mixes Joni Mitchell’s jazz-flecked albums with Laurie Anderson’s late ‘80s output rather than some sludgy-riffing rock band the name may conjure up. On her fifth album, Dolphine, she is joined by members of Big Thief, Hand Habits and Iji. On Paradise Of Bachelors.

Various
Sweet House Chicago

1989 LP of House from Chicago, titled Sweet House Chicago. Curated by DJ, producer, and Hot Mix 5 Records owner Mickey Oliver, these two LPs are stuffed to the brim with eight fine examples of the Chicago House sound in its undisputed prime. Includes Phortune, Ralphi Rosario, and a Larry Heard / Mickey Oliver production. Reissued by Still Music in vinyl and CD formats.

Joe Armon-Jones
Icy Roads (Stacked)

Icy Roads, Armon-Jones, to the place, I belong. Yep, another of them there jazz records from London’s ever-growing community of hip young cats. This time we see star of the scene Joe Armon-Jones joining forces with KwAkE bAsS and Mutale Chashi (Kokoroko) for a two-tracker of vibe-drenched, dreamy fusion. ‘Icy Roads (Stacked)’ is out on Brownswood.

Boy Harsher
Tears

Jae Matthews and Augustus Muller make up US darkwave duo, Boy Harsher. They have a couple of EPs and a pair of albums, Yr Body Is Nothing (2017) and Careful (2019) under their belts. Their next move is to whack out a pair of 12” singles. This one, Tears, features three different mixes of the track and an instrumental version. On Nude Club.

Boy Harsher
Come Closer

US dark synth-pop duo Boy Harsher follow up their second album, Careful, with a pair of 12” singles. Come Closer features four versions of the album track. The most mouth-watering aspect of this particular wax slab is the remix by influential German DJ, producer and owner of the MDR label, Marcel Dettmann. On Nude Club.

Andre Bratten
Pax Americana

My biggest regret in this job is not keeping tabs of the number of press releases that mention 'brexit' or 'Trump'. From Andre Bratten's ironically titled Pax Ameircana I'm sure you can guess which category this falls into. The album is also inspired by Bratten's move to the suburbs, that offered a clean slate and the opportunity to hone in on early influences like Autechre and Boards of Canada. On Smalltown Supersound.

David August
David August x Ron Trent x Rafael Anton Irisarri

David August surrenders two tracks from his D’Angelo album to a pair of very different producers, in order to see what very different results they hand back to him. Ron Trent works sweet house magic, as we knew he would, while Rafael Anton Irisarri takes the ‘Deconstruction’ part seriously, rendering the ‘Florence’ track into something cinematic and droning all of its own. EP on 99CHANTS.

Various
Adventure Time: The Complete Series Box Set

Mondo have got together a spectacular package to commemorate the passing of much-loved cartoon Adventure Time. Adventure Time: The Complete Series Box Set is a whopper - not a surprise given that the show crammed over 200 songs, mostly written by Tim Kiefer, into its 10 seasons. 3 12” vinyl, a 10”, a CD and a cassette of 15 demos are included here.
  • Vinyl Deluxe LP box set (MOND175)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Various
Twin Peaks: Limited Event Series Soundtrack (Death Waltz Edition)

Twin Peaks soundtracks are always essential, and we make no exception for this new release on Death Waltz, containing the accompaniment to the recent third season (or the Limited Event Series if you are David Lynch). It has Angelo Badalamenti favourites new and old, naturally, but also extra great material from Chromatics, Johnny Jewel, and Krzysztof Penderecki’s motherfucking ‘Threnody For The Victims of Hiroshima’. All in a fancy double LP package.
  • Vinyl Double LP (DW150)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Elisa Waut
Elisa Waut

A undercover classic of minimal wave, first released in 1982 as a limited run of cassettes, hand-dubbed for demo purposes. Elisa Waut was a trio of Mitteleuropean youth, and this self-titled debut of theirs is cold and detached and moody, singing of depression and Cold War vibes. You know you want it. Resurrected to vinyl by Numero Group.

Max Richter
My Brilliant Friend (TV Series Soundtrack)

The vinyl soundtrack to the acclaimed American-Italian TV series ‘My Brilliant Friend’, the first-ever foreign language endeavour by HBO and based on Elena Ferrante’s best-selling novel ‘L’Amica Geniale’. Max Richter provides a beautiful original score to a unique exploration of female friendship. 

Night Moves
Can You Really Find Me

Minneapolis duo, Night Moves, were likened to The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev and Band of Horses when they hit town with their debut album Colored Emotions back in 2012. Their music was based on classic American pop and rock - Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac, Todd Rundgren - and twisted to make new cosmic shapes. Can You Really Find Me is their fourth album and finds them maturing. They’ve still got the hooks and the riffs, but now there’s an added emotional quality too.

Peggy Gou
DJ-Kicks

The latest addition to the long-running, legendary DJ-Kicks series arrives in the bijou form of Peggy Gou. From South Korea, via Berlin's Berghain to your living room. 18 tracks personally selected by Gou from her formative years and eclectic record collection. There's disco, house, electro and Aphex Twin for your listening enjoyment here. On mixed CD and unmixed double LP.

Gang Starr
Step In The Arena

Extremely classic hip-hop here in the form of Gang Starr’s 1991 second album Step In The Arena. If you know if from back in the day you know how vital a piece of the puzzle this is, and if you don’t know it yet, count yourself lucky to have found this reissue now. Inventive samples, perfect beats and classic flows: yum yum. Reissued on Urban Legends.

Private Agenda
Île de Rêve

Debut album from London/Berlin-based duo Private Agenda. After putting out a string of EPs on various different imprints, like Lo Recordings and International Feel, Île de Rêve takes its inspiration from a utopian version of island life. More centred on instruments than lyrics, the album is an immersive Balearic-infused daydream from start to finish. CD release includes tracks from the group’s most recent EP Aura.

The Raconteurs
Help Us Stranger

After more than a decade away (and by away we mean separately playing constantly in many various other groups), The Raconteurs unite for a third studio album, Help Us Stranger. With Brendan Benson and Jack White at the core, the group’s Nashville recording sessions yielded a rich bounty of rock, drawing on blues, soul, funk and country for a tasty all-American album. Help Us Stranger is released by White’s Third Man Records.

Ellen Arkbro
Chords

A new slice of explorative minimalism from Ellen Arkbro, one of the most exciting young voices in this area of music. Chords is a simple title for a complex work, with Arkbro working with precise intervals and harmonics to create remarkable sonics. Two versions of the piece are here, one for guitar and one for the organ at Malmo’s St. John’s Church. Out on Subtext.

Kevin Richard Martin
Sirens

Kevin Richard Martin is of course the man behind Techno Animal, God, King Midas Sound and of course The Bug. This strike out under his own name is the debut on wax of a new work which was made to document the feelings Kevin had around the delivery, receipt and early days of his first child. The record is therefore tumultuous, emotional and at times heartbreaking. Lawrence English realises a long held dream by releasing it on his Room40 label.   
New in: Monday 24th June 2019

Rod Modell
Captagon

Techno man Rod Modell is back with a full length album for that there Tresor. On Captagon Modell has refined his craft. Tracks change impercitably but still manage to hit hard. On top of this the producer is capable of tackling a variety of tempos, his minimalism surviving everything he throw at it. What can I say but "oooofff!"

Robert Forster
The Evangelist

Australia's top lip purser Robert Forster (in second place Helen Daniels) released this 2008 album on the back of the tragic passing of his Go Betweens partner in crime Grant McLennan and contains three songs written with the late songwriter. It's no eulogy to McLennan though  - just your usual Forster fayre of bright upbeat guitar pop alongside some low key weepies. Not to be missed.    

Joe Meek
I Hear A New World

Joe Meek’s amazing vision of spacey DIY strange-pop is beautifully represented on his 1960 album I Hear A New World: An Outer Space Music Fantasy, reissued here by Poppydisc. Meek was the master of getting unusual effects out of cheap (or no) equipment, his natural curiosity and ingenuity shining through in every sound.

Fairuz
Wahdon

WEWANTSOUNDS with another brilliant reissue. Wahdon saw the legendary Lebanese musician Fairuz working with her son after the untimely passing of her husband. The result is an album that has one foot in the traditional, and one in the contemporary. Swooning arabic strings find themselves next to disco beats, all held together by the will and talent of Fairuz.

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
Be Known Ancient/Future/Music

Kahil El’Zabar’s high-grade outfit Ethnic Heritage Ensemble present a new suite of spiritual afro-jazz. Be Known Ancient / Future / Music flowed forth from the combination of percussion, vocals, cello, trumpet and baritone sax, a non-standard ensemble combination with a fabulous intuitive group feel. Somehow earthy and cosmic all at once. Out on Spiritmuse.

Jeff Mills
The Director's Cut Chapter 3

Jeff Mills returns to his archives for another bite at his Director’s Cut cherry. Chapter 3 sees the techno overlord once again giving reissue status to a seemingly random selection of his deep cuts. A couple of newbies are thrown in for good measure, and there’s also a portion of The Director’s Cut Chapter 3 where Mills starts chatting about how his 2012 tune ‘Flying Machines’ came to be.

Floorplan
So Glad / I Feel Him Moving

Floorplan, the duo of legendary producer Robert Hood and his daughter Lyric, come through with two slamming new DJ tools. ‘So Glad’ combines minimal techno, house, disco and gospel to ebullient effect, its choppy vocals and burbling bassline ricocheting around the club. On the flip, ‘I Feel Him Moving’ is a shuffling preacher-house delight in the vein of Simon’s ‘Free At Last’.

Jeff Mills
IF Remixes

Jeff Mills continues to saturate the Jeff Mills market. Well, kind of. The two remixes on this 12" released by Purpose Maker were done by Terrence Parker who is not Jeff Mills. IF Remixes features two very different vocal performances on each side, one enormous and the other more subtle. Fascinating to compare. 

Yukihiro Fukutomi
Feel My Love Vibes

Only the most comprehensive deep house collectors outside Japan are likely to have felt Yukihiro Fukutomi’s love the first time around in 1992. For the first time, here’s another chance. This resides on the jazzier, funkier end of house; there’s tonky piano, vibraphone, lustful moaning and a bass line to die for. There are two primary versions plus a dub and an instrumental.
  • Vinyl 12" (STUDIOMULE21)
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  • Last copy

S S S S
Walls, Corridors, Baffles

Walls, Corridors, Baffles. What do these three things have in common? Uh, think we'll leave that one up to you. What they are together is the debut album from S S S S, a Swiss producer who's just as happy creating morbid electroacoustic pieces as he is chucking out a breakbeat. FFO: materiality. On Präsens Editionen.
  • Vinyl LP (PE-017)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

The Tallest Man On Earth
I Love You. It's A Fever Dream.

Despite previously complaining about how uninspiring a tour can be for writing songs, The Tallest Man On Earth has lyrically taken on the tumbleweed lifestyle of continuous touring in his latest release, I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream. Expect more very obviously Bob Dylan-esque vocals and harmonica from the Swedish singer-songwriter on this, his fifth album.
  • Vinyl LP (RB0100LPX)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Dire Wolves
Grow Towards The Light

Dire Wolves are led by Jeffrey Alexander, who, among other projects has been a member of Jackie-O Motherfucker and run the label, Secret Eye Records. Dire Wolves have a slew of releases behind them, although, Grow toward The Light, is only their 4th full-length album. Expect spacey jams for the laid back.
  • Vinyl LP (LPBBIB057)
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  • Last copy

Nkono Teles
Party Beats

Throughout the 80’s the late Nkono Teles was one of West Africa’s most prolific producers, providing countless artists with a slick, funky reinterpretation of Afro-disco for the new decade. He occasionally made music of his own too, releasing three solo LPs during his lifetime. Teles plays all of the instruments on Party Beats to create a set of sophisticated tunes befitting of the album’s title. Now Party Beats has been reissued through BBE Africa.

Juniore
En Solitaire

Parisian group Juniore have supported The Dandy Warhols on tour, something that will likely act as a bellwether as to if you’re going to dig their music or not. Personally this Norman Records™ typewriter-monkey can’t get enough of Courtney Taylor-Taylor and the gang, so I’m all for Juniore and their valium-dosed take on ye-ye. Stereolab and St. Etienne are the obvious touchstones for ‘En Solitaire’.
  • Vinyl 7" (7OUTRE05)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Tunng
This Is Tunng...Magpie Bites and Other Cuts

7” single tracks, B-sides and other rarities from consistently under-rated ‘folktronica’ pioneers Tunng have finally been collected from throughout their career. 20 tracks of slanted indie-pop and synth-powered curios spanning from 2004 to 2018 are presented over four sides of vinyl or one CD. 

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
Wandering The Outer Space

First-ever vinyl edition of the 1,357,783rd LP from insatiable Japanese psychedeliacs Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.. Wandering The Outer Space does all the stuff we’ve come to expect Acid Mothers records to do. Guitars wail, delays delay. Trips trip, Motoriks motor. It’s all very groovy indeed.

75 Dollar Bill
I Was Real

Third album from 75 Dollar Bill. There sound is something like ambient blues? The guitar sound is there, but it's sparse and often left to ring out. Everything else creates a gently lulling soundscape. This all makes I Was Real completely beguilingly and heartfelt. An incredibly moving album that offers a moving alternative to what minimalism can be. 

REQ
Tape Transport: 1994​-​2000

This is a hugely wide-ranging collection of unreleased, lost, and forgotten tracks from legendary producer REQ's early (and reportedly most productive phase). Originating in Brighton, he combined the 'dusty but digital' beats in the style of Wu-Tang Clan with lo-fi samples and warm, thick bass. Fans of anything trip-hoppy will adore this. 

Chapterhouse
Whirlpool - The Original Recordings

Key shoegaze outfit Chapterhouse have a treat to share with you here, in the form of all the original recordings that would go on to become their debut album Whirlpool. Furthermore, some tantalising extra tracks are present. Gnarly, heavy and heady, this is a key document of what was going on in the early 90’s for those with their ears to the ground. On Space Age Recordings.

Apollo
Les Mysterieuses Cites D'or (Mysterious Cities of Gold)

The classic anime series Les Mysterieuses Cites D’or (or, in English, Mysterious Cities of Gold) has a lovely synth-pop soundtrack, packed full of catchy kid-friendly themes. This release of the soundtrack, which features the French language versions, rounds up all the key themes and tunes from the series. LP release on Wagram.

David Bowie
DJ

A real treat for fans of the Duke here. 'DJ' was the second single from Bowie's album The Lodger. It's a track that inhabits the worlds of both Roxy Music and Talking Heads. It's getting released on a nice picture disc that includes an alternative mix and a version recorded for the Kenny Everett Show in 1979. I also recommend you watch the video for this track, it's pretty weird. As far as I can make out, it's just Dave smiling really widely in various places. 

Kelly Lee Owens
Let It Go

Kelly Lee Owens gives a proper 12” release to Let It Go, a juicy banger previously only heard in the bowels of Fabric. A rubbery rhythm bounces along with vigour and confidence, giving way to the breathy titular vocal. The track is supported by another exclusive cut, Omen. 12” on Smalltown Supersound.

Special Request
Bedroom Tapes

Bedroom Tapes sees techno wizard Special Request throwing it back to old cuts recorded onto cassette that were unearthed recently when moving house. Mastered by Matt Colton, who has similarly lent his talents to artists like James Blake and Hot Chip, the tracks retain every trace of the original recordings onto tape, hiss and all. A time capsule, if you will, for one of electronic music’s most enigmatic and talented main players.

Brian Jones
presents His Favourite Songs

Brian Jones suffered a tragically early death, and will long be loved and remembered for his contributions to one of rocks great institutions, the Rolling Stones. Here on Brian Jones presents His Favourite Songs you can get to know what inspired the man to create the music he did. On Le Chant du Monde.

Daughter Of Swords
Dawnbreaker

Break up albums have a habit of being mopey and sad. And that's okay! But these forget the other kind of break up. The kind that offers a fresh start and a new beginning. Daughter Of Swords' Dawnbreaker is just that. Optimistic, hopeful, and grounded. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig captures that hope, and the fear, with this collection of comforting indie-folk songs.

Body Type
EP1 & EP2

Scruffy lo-fi indie and jangly C86 melodies meet on these two EP releases from Sydney-based quartet Body Type, who have supported the likes of Courtney Barnett and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. EP1 was released late last year, while the second instalment EP2 is soon to follow. For those who want the full picture, we've EP1 & EP2. 

Abdullah Ibrahim
The Balance

Abdullah Ibrahim is South African musical royalty and can easily claim living legend status in the rest of the world too. He’s been likened to Thelonious Monk and played piano with with John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Max Roach and Duke Ellington. Nelson Mandela regards him on a par with Mozart. Jabula is his brand new album, which he recorded in London. LP and CD on Gearbox.

MONO
Hymn To The Immortal Wind (10 Year Anniversary Edition)

Mono’s album Hymn to the Immortal Wind (their first with a full chamber orchetra) is such a big epic boy of a post-rock album, I can’t quite believe that the big chords have even faded away yet from their original playing. And yet here we are, with a one-decade anniversary reissue. These reissues have been remastered by Bob Weston, and are presented in truly luxurious fashion by Temporary Residence.

ChameleonsVox
Strange Times... Live!

English post-punkers The Chameleons originally released Strange Times back in September 1986. This new live version of the album was recorded during the group’s 2019 reformation tour at a gig at Preston’s Guildhall, and includes the Where In The World EP that consists of four of the group’s original songs, re-recorded in 2017. 

Various
Keith Haring: The World of Keith Haring

Keith Haring’s influence on popular culture is so profound that it’s strange to think that, at one point, he was just some dude in New York City with a few cans of paint. That NYC is captured in The World Of Keith Haring, another fabulous compilation from Soul Jazz Records. All the sounds of Haring’s city are represented here, from the house of Paradise Garage to the Mudd Club’s no-wave and the electro/hip-hop sound that was all over the streets. Sylvester, Talking Heads (CD only) and Yoko Ono are but three of the artists featured on The World Of Keith Haring.

Various
Dragged Across Concrete (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

2018 film Dragged Across Concrete features music from funk and soul legends Butch Tavares and The O’Jays. Garnering inspiration from the 60s, 70s and 80s, this “good cops gone bad” drama ties in musically with director S. Craig Zahler’s previous films Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99. Vinyl release for the soundtrack of 2018 film Dragged Across Concrete comes with digital download.

Treriksroset
Kristen Musik Fran Ragsved

Horrible noise from Treriksroset aka Tommy Carlsson. Carlsson has been active in Stockholm's underground for many years, whisking together or sort of crunches and squeals for maximum devastation. Kristen Musik Fran Ragsved easily ranks among his most intense releases. Recorded in mono. On Harbinger Sound. 

Max de Wardener
Palindrome

A two-track EP release preceding an album entitled Kolmar, which will be artist Max de Wardener’s debut effort for Village Green Recordings. First track ‘Palindrome’ is an extended jam aided by the skills of talented drummer Moses Boyd, while on the flip side there’s a techno trip-out entitled ‘Sun Dogs’. 

Nas
Illmatic

Illmatic was the debut album from New York rapper, Nas. Upon its original release in 1994, when Nas was just 20 years old, East Coast hip-hop was losing its identity. Illmatic, with tracks like N.Y. State Of Mind, gave the genre’s birthplace a much needed shot in the arm.

AAMM
“A”Trio & AMM

Eddie Prevost (percussion) and John Tilbury (piano), wizened masters of radical London improv outfit AMM, mingle with the free jazz of Lebanon’s “A” Trio - that’s Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Sharif Sehnaoui (acoustic guitar) and Raed Yassin (double bass). You’d think that lot would make quite a racket, but the overall calm and restraint going on much of the time is mesmerising.

Francoise Hardy
Le Temps de l'amour

Listening to Françoise Hardy it's very easy to imagine a room full of chic Parisians in matching black turtlenecks gently dancing with cigarettes hanging out their mouths. Among those Parisians you would have been likely to see Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison and lots of other more well known admirers. On Le Chant du Monde.

Oren Ambarchi, Mark Fell, Will Guthrie, Sam Shalabi
Oglon Day

Since there ain't much at all online about this upcoming collaboration between various psych luminaries, all I can really say is that firstly the cover is superb (it's what covers should look like), and, secondly, it sounds from the press release like a vital and visceral musical experience that will probably take in psychedelia, krautrock, and experimental electronica. 

Les BOF!
Voila!

Is there a more French sound album than Voila by Les BOF! If there is, I haven't seen it. And yet, this band are Scottish?? I have never felt so betrayed. 60s influenced garage rock with a good ear for melody from these liars. Inexplicably it all works very, very well. Les BOF!'s energy is utterly compelling. 

Emily Fairlight
Mother of Gloom

Mother Of Gloom is the debut album Emily Fairlight. She follows a line of recent New Zealand singer/songwriters - Aldous Harding, Nadia Reid and Marlon Williams in making music that have their foundations in classic songwriting, but bring an original voice to the table. Emily Fairlight makes music that she describes as doom folk has been compared to PJ Harvey, Will Oldham, Cat Power, Calexico and Bridget St. John.

Diagram
Transmission Response

Diagram is the solo recording moniker of Icelandic musician Hákon Aðalsteinsson, who normally fronts neo-psych outfit The Third Sound and plays guitar in The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Transmission Response, his first album by himself, is 12 tracks of synth-inflected post-punk and dream-pop. 
  • Vinyl LP (FC114V12)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy

clipping.
Face

A deluxe re-issue of last year’s wonderful Face EP by experimental hip-hop group clipping., originally released in a run of just 100 cassette copies and which showcase Daveed Diggs’ tongue-twisting rapping flow. There are seven tracks on the vinyl edition, and a further three available via download. 

Brian Ellis
Deep Clues

A vinyl release for eclectic musician Brian Ellis’ latest album Deep Clues, which first appeared back in January. Although a comparatively short collection at just eight tracks, Ellis covers a hell of a lot of ground, from smooth radio-friendly soul and funk to jazz and some avant-garde aspects of electronica. 
  • Vinyl LP (HOBO013LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Amnon Raviv
Mirror

An experimental record from Israel that’s become something of a Holy Grail for collectors, Mirror by sound artist Amnon Raviv was restricted to just 50 handmade copies when released back in 1983. This wider re-issue of 500 numbered vinyl copies will expand that circle of very lucky individuals! 
  • Vinyl LP (PD34LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Charlie Cunningham
Permanent Way

London-based singer/songwriter Charlie Cunningham follows his 2017 debut LP, Lines, with new album, Permanent Way. He is keen to show that second album syndrome is nothing but a myth, and that there’s more to him than just being a singer/songwriter. He builds on the sparseness of his debut with lush piano, synths and brass backing his guitar and voice. On Infectious Music.

Injury Reserve
Injury Reserve

Injury Reserve are a rap trio from Arizona. They mission is to make make experimental hip hop more accessible. This self-titled album is their debut although they’ve been together for 6 years. It follows two critically successful mixtapes - Live From The Dentist’s Office (2015) and Floss (2016). LP and Cd on Loma Vista.
New in: Friday 21st June 2019

Yawning Man
Macedonian Lines

Yawning Man are band rooted in desert rock and stoner rock. They have been together since 1986 but only released their first album in 2005. Since then, they have released a glut of EPs and two further albums. 2018’s The Revolt Against Tired Noises saw a progression in their sound which continues on their latest long-player Macedonian Lines.

Elder
The Gold & Silver Sessions

One of the most eyebrow-raising musical evolutions in recent times, it’s incredible to think that the expansive, krautrock wig-outs of The Gold & Silver Sessions are the product of Elder, the same band that released the straightforwardly stoner-rock Reflections of a Floating World just two years back. 

TOMAGA
Extended Play 1

Tomaga are an experimental group that have released a string of well-received studio records that take in primarily cosmic jazz, but also krautrock and minimalism. This new project from them is entitled 'Extended Play 1', but don't let the slightly unimaginative nomenclature fool you, this will surely be a wild foray into new groove territory. 

Purple Eternal
What Things Did You See?

Described in Leeds Other Paper in a review of their first gig in 1998 as having “blatantly copied the Birthday Party, J & MC, Sonic Youth, and Speed-Metal Bands … they produced a thunderous enjoyable happy row”, and proclaimed in Sounds a week later, following a second gig: “if Purple Eternal came from New York instead of Leeds, they would be destined for stardom.” Now 30 years later you can enjoy Leeds psyche noise garage punk legends remastered and re-blasted. Relive the heady days you can’t really remember.
  • Vinyl LP
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Three Dimensional Tanx
A Compulsion For Propulsion

Favoured by the Spacemen 3 and one-time backers of Damo Suzuki, Lancastrian group Three Dimensional Tanx clearly know their onions when it come to psych-rock. Their fifth LP A Compulsion For Propulsion incorporates elements of garage, fuzz, Kraut and other things of that ilk across fifteen mostly-short, mostly-sharp tunes. Can, Devo, Neu!, you know the drill.

Mort Garson
Mother Earth's Plantasia

Mort Garson was a pioneer of electronic music in the 1960s and an early user of Robert Moog's synthesizer. 'Plantasia' released in 1976 added warmth to the previously darker and colder melodies of earlier electronic releases. By turn playful, surreal or sinister, this is a diverse collection of sounds from a true innovator.

Doug Tuttle
Dream Road

Doug Tuttle was one half of the duo MMoss with his then girlfriend, Rachel Neveu. When their relationship, and band, broke up, he set off for Massachusetts where he’s been making solo albums ever since. Dream Road, his fourth album, is another collection of songs that recall classic ‘60s & ‘70s American pop and rock with more than a touch of country and psych.

His Name Is Alive
All The Mirrors In The House (Home Recordings 1979 - 1986)

This could be amazing. A first collection of the early recording works of Warren Defever the alchemist behind 30 years of His Name Is Alive. His early albums on 4AD were brilliant things and this collection showcases his recordings as a teen, learning his trade by way of using primitive tape recorders to record songs where the percussion track consists of his next door neighbour sweeping leaves.       

Hatchie
Keepsake

Hatchie is the stage name of Brisbane songwriter Harriette Pilbeam so you can sort of see why she's not using her birth name for this project. This is her debut album after an earlier well received EP. She uses a varied sonic palette with synthpop, ethereal guitars, industrial textures and new wave all featuring leading to a powerful sound that is already gaining her lots of plaudits.   

James Brown
Get On The Good Foot

Get On The Good Foot by James Brown was originally released in 1972. As you might expect, it’s funky as hell. The title track was released as a single, split into two parts for some reason, and has been sampled numerous times. If you think you haven’t heard it before, you probably have.
New in: Thursday 20th June 2019

Enablers
Zones

Enablers are San Franciscan post-rock band, musically following in the traditions of Slint, but very much as vehicle for the spoken word poetry of Pete Simonelli. They also feature Swans guitarist, Joe Goldring. Zones is the band’s sixth album, and first in four years. On Lancashire and Somerset.

Van Coeur
Crosshairs

Excellent moody guitar-led business from Van Couer, a band who have learned all the lessons of the 90’s slow alternative underground, and learned them well. For Crosshairs, a double LP, the core trio is augmented at times by accordion and viola from Caroline Weeks and Abi Fry respectively, plus the great Thomas House working the soundboard for maximum sonic character. Released by Mulso Primary Records.

Thee Oh Sees
Grave Blockers

You’re thinking how on earth do Thee Oh Sees manage to put so many new records out, right? Well, in the case of this one it’s a reissue. Grave Blockers was originally released in 2006 and sees John Dwyer et al in a gentler mood, playing some psych-folk rather than the unhinged garage rock to which we’ve become accustomed.

Slack Alices
Tasteful

Straight outta Manchester, these young pup punks come roaring into 2019 with their second single. Their raw and energetic sound has already caught the ear of Radio X DJ John Kennedy who has given this single his tune of the day accolade. Here it is on a limited and numbered 7" on Midnight Hallucination Records.      

Patterson Twins
Gonna Find A True Love / A Good Thing

Miles Away Records with a reissue of ‘Gonna Find A True Love’, a rare disco gem by Mississippi pair the Patterson Twins. You’ve all heard disco before so there’s not really much more we need to tell you about this one - it’s just really good, funky, soulful music. Comes backed by the gospel-soul number ‘A Good Thing', a track that appeared alongside ‘Gonna Find A True Love’ on the duo’s 1978 debut LP Let Me Be Your Lover.
  • Vinyl 7" (MA003)
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  • Limited edition

One Thousand Violins
Halcyon Days / Like 1000 Violins

If I could fall into the sky Do you think time would pass me by? 'Cause you know I'd listen to One Thousand Violins If I could just see you ... tonight   OK, so 80’s indie-poppers One Thousand Violins probably had nothing to do with the success of Vanessa Carlton’s single back in 2002. That said, the Sheffield group did share Carlton’s way with melody. Their debut single ‘Halcyon Days’, a shoegazey jangle that sounds like The Smiths being covered by early My Bloody Valentine, was voted into John Peel’s Festive 50 when it dropped in 1985. Now that track and original B-side ‘Like 1000 Violins’ have been reissued on wax for the first time courtesy of Optic Nerve.
  • Vinyl 7" (ON10)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Bamboo
Daughters Of The Sky

Third studio album from Bamboo, the project formed by Peepholes’ Nick Carlisle and Trash Kit’s Rachel Horwood. Taking inspiration from the florid beauty of classic folk and the pristine ambient productions of Berlin-era Bowie, Daughters of the Sky is thematically underpinned by motherhood and nature. 
  • Vinyl LP (UTR114LP)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith
The Peyote Dance

The Peyote Dance is an album inspired by French poet Antonin Artaud's book of the same name. It was created by Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith on improvised spoken word vocals. The album whips up a drug-fueled storm with only Smith as our guide. Indeed it's meant to, Artaud's book details his experiences of peyote in Mexico. On Bella Union.

Rob Burger
The Grid

An understudy and collaborator with jazz and avant-garde legends going as far back as Max Roach and Laurie Anderson, and then immersing himself in session and soundtrack work, Rob Burger is one of the most consistently undervalued figures in music over the last quarter of a century. The Grid is his latest solo album. 

Bill Callahan
Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest

Guess what? Bill Callahan got married....and fathered a child. Lovely news but what it has meant is that Bill's music has taken a back seat in recent years to the rigours and glories of family life. He's more that made up for it though with this 20 track album of new material. Don't panic though, not an endless double album these are short, sharp compositions exemplifying his songwriting talents.         
New in: Wednesday 19th June 2019

AA Bondy
Enderness

‘Enderness’ is the first album from AA Bondy in eight years, a ten track LP on Fat Possum. It’s a record of largely stripped bare pop songs, the recording completed a day before his home was burnt down in a wildfire. He spent the time of recording alone, and the records simple and unaccompanied motifs speak to this solitude, but there’s a beauty to this private world.
New in: Tuesday 11th June 2019

Peter Perrett
Humanworld

Permanently sunglassed former the Only Ones frontman Peter Perrett had not been seen for many years before he returned with 2017s  How The West Was Won and now he's back again with Humanworld which as with his previous record was recorded with the help of his two sons Jamie and Peter Jr. Truly the renaissance man of post punk. 
New in: Monday 10th June 2019

Buzzcocks
Singles Going Steady

Singles Going Steady was originally compiled to introduce The Buzzcocks to the US. As time has passed its assumed a life as their 'best of' or 'greatest hits'. However you want to refer to it, it is a truly marvellous collection of songs by and incredible band. Reissue LP, with 8 page booklet, and CD, with 36 page booklet, on Domino.
New in: Thursday 23rd May 2019

Flying Lotus
Flamagra

Fresh off making people throw up in the cinema with Kuso, Flying Lotus is back at it again with his latest album Flamagra. As always, the album is a frenetic maelstrom of hip-hop, R&B, jazz, soul, funk, beats, and whatever else Mr Lotus managed to put on between joints. He's also managed to fit in enough guests for a decent music festival with Solange, Tierra Whack and George Clinton appearing as well as lots (and lots) more.
New in: Thursday 19th April 2018

Björk
Post

Post-Bjork? Her third solo record followed on from the gleeful and smooth Debut, and offered more of the same with slight experimental tinges that would reveal a more thoughtful and endlessly imaginative artist. With a huge backing band behind her and a knack for the sinister, Post started to hint at a new incarnation.
New in: Wednesday 25th February 2015

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