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Added to site: Friday 4th October 2019

Pete Astor and the Holy Road
Paradise

Here is a re-issue of Pete Astor's third solo album following on from his stints in indie-pop legends the Loft and the Weather Prophets. It sees Astor gather around him some of the finest UK musicians for some classic English guitar pop that was predictably ignored in his home country but did very well indeed in France.   

Blossoms
Foolish Loving Spaces

As a 'celebration of love' in all its guises, Blossoms return with their most mature offering to date - 'Foolish Loving Spaces'. As the five-piece's fifth album, tracks are characterised by their trademark harmonies between intertwining arcade synths and twitchy guitars. Highly anticipated stuff from one of biggest modern day indie wave-makers.

SebastiAn
Total

This was the debut album from French electronic artist SebastiAn who you can see kissing himself on the sleeve art. He probably should have also kissed Daft Punk whose sound this isn't all that far away from. An eclectic romp through disco synth and electronica, it was heralded as one of the Dance albums of the year on release. It has literally loads of songs which Because Music have spread over a 2LP + CD re-issue.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (BEC5650434)
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David Gray
White Ladder

David Gray’s massively successful fourth album, White Ladder, is getting a 20th anniversary reboot. Remastered and in a number editions including luxury 4LP and 2CD sets. Just in case you can’t remember which album this is, it’s the one with Babylon, This Year’s Love and Sail Away on.
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Craven Faults
Lowfold Reworks

Have you collected all three of the Craven Faults 12"s? Well you should have especially if you like beautifully rural organic synth patterns. Maybe this will get you started. A remix 12" featuring Pye Corner Audio, Don't DJ and President Bongo reworking tracks from the trilogy. Immersive nighttime listening guaranteed. 
  • Vinyl 12" (PARCEL731)
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Added to site: Thursday 3rd October 2019

Various
Dungeon Rap: The Introduction

Containing produce from under-the-radar trio DJ Armok, DJ Bishop and Pillbox, 'Dungeon Rap: The Introduction' is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin. Gloom-ridden tracks are characterised by a reverb heavy mix of strange samples from war-time machinery and ancient runes - creating an underground and mythical journey.

Various
Inkosi

A new 12” vinyl EP from the 12th Isle label, Inkosi gathers up five hard-to-find modern disco cuts: Nikolaienko’s ‘April Echo’, Grim Lusk’s, ‘The Man Is Out’, Cru Servers’ ‘Henge Salt Phrasal’, Robert Bergman’s ‘Dream About You (Almost Every Night)’ and Luar Domatrix’s ‘Koppa D’. 
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Kyle Eyre Clyd
Eggshell

Marcia Bassett's (Zaimph/Double Leopards/Hototogisu/GHQ) Brooklyn based Yew Recordings presents a limited CD run of a new album from Kyle Eyre Clyd, the recording nom-de-plume of Alabama-based multimedia artist Kyle Kessler. Eggshell is a piece of work that will mean different things to each person who hears it - anguish or relief, pain or healing, tension or relaxation. Kessler plays bowed metal, ARP 2600, test oscillators, Paia theremin, DIY synth and pedal effects with Peter Bowling on bass, cello and violin.
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Fleetwood Mac
Tusk

Listen will you...seriously. Tusk is one of the greatest albums ever made. It was the much anticipated follow up to the zillion selling Rumours and was the moment that Fleetwood Mac decided it would be time for the over long double LP. But it kind of needs to be long for all the moods and emotions it attempts to get through. From gorgeous soft rock ballads to Lindsey Buckingham's off the wall power pop, Tusk has everything...including marching bands and most importantly a dog on the sleeve. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (0603497850525)
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Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

Who hasn't heard this before? Well if you haven't then you are in for a treat. It's one of the biggest selling albums of all time and the reason why is because it is soft rock hit after soft rock hit. Most of these songs were FM radio smashes but the album has a dark lyrical undertone as the band's internal dynamic was..um..complicated to say the least. If you haven't already picked this up for 10p at your local car boot sale then we have a new Clear vinyl edition. 
  • Vinyl LP (0603497850518)
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Sparks
Past Tense - The Best of Sparks

Will you just look at them. In no way does that sleeve represent the quality of (most of) the music represented here. Sparks have been going for fifty goddamn years moving through glam-rock, disco, synth pop, neo-classical, avant-garde or whatever they decided they would do that day. This is their first ever career retrospective ranging from 1967 to 2017's rather good Hippopotamus. I'd say more Sparks than you ever need but the truth is you can never get enough Sparks.  
  • Vinyl Triple LP (4050538507171)
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Sparks
Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins

Sparks have done many great things over the course of their forty plus years in show business none of which was the title of this their sixteenth album originally released in 1994. It was their first album in six years which is a long time for these prolific brothers so it was gratefully lapped up by both long term fans and those who had come to the band courtesy of the Brit-pop likes of Pulp and Suede who both had a bit of Sparks showmanship in their bones. 
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Skint & Demoralised
We Are Humans

Wakefield’s Skint & Demoralised - a vehicle for the spoken-word art of frontman Matt Abbott - gears up for its first album release in six years, and the current febrile state of Brexit-paralysed Britain has been needing it! We Are Humans works because it focusses on humanity, not anger, seeking to unite rather than divide further. Presented on white vinyl via Fierce Panda. 
  • Vinyl LP (NONG126LP)
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The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
Assorted Works

I could fill up my word quotient just by repeating the band name. This is a twenty track resume of the long-windedly titled outfit's rarities collected from their ten years of existence. Compilation tracks, split singles, outtakes that type of thing. Um... An interim retrospective album then from The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die.  
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Great Grandpa
Four of Arrows

Representing the concept of rest in the Wildwood tarot deck, Four of Arrows is the keenly anticipated sophomore effort from Seattle indie act Great Grandpa. Compared to their debut record Plastic Cough a couple of years back, this record is a reflection of the introspection and maturity that geographical relocation has afforded the band. 

Lapalux
Amnioverse

Essex producer Stuart Howard, AKA Lapalux, returns to the Flying Lotus-owned Brainfeeder label for his fourth album, Amnioverse. The title comes from blending amniotic sac and universe and based on a cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth. Howard has also released music through Ninja Tune and Pictures Music.

Molina
Vanilla Shell

Molina is Rebecca Molina, a producer and musician from Copenhagen. She makes experimental pop music. Her new 6 track EP, Vanilla Shell, features the tracks Venus and Hey Kids, which have both been critically acclaimed and have seen plenty of activity on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music, along with new single, Parasito.
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Twinkle
Michael Hannah / Take The Trouble

Bella Union presents a special 7” single from its upcoming compilation album of lost gems, Odyssey: The Sound Of Ivor Raymonde Vol. II, coming in December. The label’s boss, Simon Raymonde (ex-Cocteau Twins) is the Seventies hitmaker’s son, and this single, ‘Michael Hannah’ / ‘Take The Trouble’, was recorded in 1971 with Twinkle (Lynn Annette Ripley) but never released.

Vegyn
Only Diamonds Cut Diamonds

Vegyn is dance producer Joe Thornally, who, at the age of 23 has worked on the albums Endless and Blonde by Frank Ocean and also worked with Travis Scott. Only Diamonds Cut Diamonds is his first outing as an artist in his own right. Fun and anxious at the same time, Vegyn is destined for big things. Features guest spots from JPEGMAFIA, Retro X & Jeshi.
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Gengahr
Sanctuary

Since they emerged in the middle of this decade, Gengahr have been one of the more slow-burning bands of the British guitar scene, their understated and gently melodic sound outlasting many other Next Big Things. Sanctuary, their third album, brings in Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jack Steadman on production, and promises their most fully-fleshed sound so far. 
  • Vinyl LP (LIB220LPB)
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Sol Oosel
En allégeance à l'inconnaissable — Une étude en chorégraphie pour le flux d'énergie

Recorded primarily with modular synthesizers and the Roland SH-09, En allégeance à l'inconnaissable — Une étude en chorégraphie pour le flux d'énergie is a new record from Sol Oosel, presented on clear vinyl. Influenced by Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Klaus Schulze, it’s an exploration of both inner and outer space. 
  • Vinyl LP (UR122LP)
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Ryan Teague
Recursive Iterations

On Recursive Iterations, Ryan Teague mixes electronics and acoustic instruments, post-rave, neo-classical and film scores to create a widescreen minimalist soundscape that is masterful in its use of space and restraint. There have been comparisons to Oneohtrix Point Never, The Haxan Cloak and Ital Tek, so if they float your boat, give this a go.
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The Divine Comedy
Infernal Machines / You'll Never Work In This Town Again

The Divine Comedy’s recent album Office Politics was their highest charting album, which surprises me given their success in the late ‘90s. I guess it shows that Neil Hannon has still got it. Infernal Machines / You’ll Never Work In This Town Again is a double A sided single, with both tracks lifted from Office Politics.

Various
Odyssey: The Sound Of Ivor Raymonde Vol. II

Ivor Raymonde is the father of Bella Union owner and former Cocteau Twins bassist, Simon Raymonde. He was a musical arranger, musical director, producer and songwriter. He was involved in some huge ‘60s hits by the likes of Billy Fury, Dusty Springfield and The Walker Brothers. Odyssey: The Sound Of Ivor Raymonde Vol. II follows on from Paradise is rounding up his amazing career. It features tracks by The Alan Price Set, Randy Newman, Dusty Springfield and Frankie Vaughan.

Bambara
Stray

Stray is the fourth album by New York-based post punk band Bambara. The theme of the album is death, set to a pummeling, brooding and atmospheric soundscape. They have toured with IDLES and 6 Music DJ Steve Lamacq is advocate. All you really need to know though is that their drummer is called Blaze.
Added to site: Wednesday 2nd October 2019

MinaeMinae
Variante

Hitting a sweet spot between the more energetic end of Four Tet and Talking Heads’ albums with Brian Eno, Variante is the debut album from Stuttgart-based multimedia artist MinaeMinae. Generating a futuristic vision with the use of polyrhythms, treated guitars and thwacked drumbeats, it’s a real oddity, for those who like transportive music. 

Pictish Trail
Thumb World

Scottish producer Johnny Lynch prepares the release of his eighth album as Pictish Trail, following four years on from his Scottish Album of the Year-winning Future Echoes. Probably his weirdest and most collaborative work yet, Thumb World was forged alongside visual artist Swatpaz, a process that had them both imagining that the music was taking place in a retro ‘80s arcade game world. 
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TOY
Songs Of Consumption

English psychedelic/shoegaze/krautrock act Toy are coming up to a decade in their existence, and, following the critical acclaim that greeted their fourth album Happy In The Hollow back in January this year, they turn to the songs that inspired them for this eight-track covers album, Songs of Consumption. It includes tracks from diverse artists such as The Troggs, Serge & Charlotte Gainsbourg and Nico. They got the idea from the 7” bonus single of covers that accompanied the Dinked and Rough Trade versions of Happy In The Hollow, and three of those are included here. 
  • Vinyl LP (TLV124LP)
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Robert Ashley
Automatic Writing

This ghostly slice of ambient noise is the sparse and lonely creation from Robert Ashley. Comprised of strange vocal murmurings and distant organs, 'Automatic Writing' is a one of a kind venture into tranquility. Perfect, not necessarily for dancefloors or car journeys, but for dim candle-lit bedroom listening.

Ironomi
琹の葉 kotonoha

The eighth studio album by Japanese duo ironomi is also their first release on vinyl. Unmistakably pastoral and serene in tone, Kotonoha is evocative of walks through ancient forests and landscapes, with Junya Yanagidaira and Yu Isobe’s instincts very much in tune with nature for a long time by this point. 
  • Vinyl LP (KI-024)
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Ian Hawgood + Stijn Hüwels
No Voices

No Voices by Ian Hawgood and Stijn Hüwels started life as a pile of old tape in Hawgood’s garage. As he tried to salvage what he could from it, it killed his reel-to-reel, gradually slowing before stopping forever. He found this to be a beautiful thing. The salvaged music, with the addition of Stijn Hüwels subtle meldoies, made for a truly beautiful ambient album.

Ian Hawgood + Phil Tomsett
Fragmented Boundaries

Fragmented Boundaries is not your usual Home Normal release. It does feature label owner Ian Hawgood along with his pal Phil Tomsett, but rather than the usual blissful ambience it is an album filled with random bursts of noise and melodic passages. It’s fragments of this and that pieced together. It perhaps reaches further than previous releases and its journey, whilst highly enjoyable, is a little more wild.
Added to site: Tuesday 1st October 2019

Ben Frost
Catastrophic Deliquescence (Music from Fortitude 2015-2018)

Mute presents Catastrophic Deliquescence, a double white-vinyl release that collects together the original soundtrack work that Ben Frost composed for Sky Atlantic’s critically praised crime drama ‘Fortitude’, which ran for three seasons from 2015 to 2018. The Australian’s signature mixes of industrial and ambient music perfectly heightened the senses for the tension of the drama itself. 
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Have A Nice Life
Sea of Worry

Cheers. Same to you. Have A Nice Life are an industrial doom band worried for all our futures. Their third album sees the duo deep in the Sea of Worry they titled the album after asking themselves the 'what if we all die?' type questions that haunt us all. Their music has a beautiful hazy ebb and flow to it though that does help soothe the listener whilst they worry about everything. 

Various
No Other Love: Midwest Gospel (1965-1978)

Chicago-based producer Ramona Stout hoarded what amounts to a treasure trove of rare and practically never-heard black Midwest gospel over the course of five years. This new compilation, No Other Love: Midwest Gospel (1965-1978), remastered by Grammy winning producer Christopher King, brings new life to these songs that soundtrack Civil Rights-era hope. 

Katherine Priddy
Letters From a Travelling Man / Come and Go

Three separate re-pressings of her 2018 debut EP Wolf have led upcoming folk star Katherine Priddy to attempt to satisfy public demand for vinyl by pressing a 7” single. The A-side, ‘Letters From a Travelling Man’, is an upbeat American joint focussing on life on the road, with the flip side, ‘Come and Go’, a quieter duet with George Boomsma. 
  • Vinyl 7" (VAN346)
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David O'Dowda
Wait / Better in the Dark

David O’Dowda is a Manchester-based Irish singer / songwriter who has had stints with Sizer Barker and Table. More recently he played on Orlando Weeks’ (The Maccabees) debut solo album, The Gritterman. His songs have been used on many TV shows and adverts so you’ll probably recognise his sound. Here he is with an EP, Wait /  Better In The Dark, on Static Caravan.
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Delia Derbyshire & Martin Hannett
The Synth and Electronic Recording Exchange

A fascinating release for electronic music buffs and for those with even a fleeting interest in the history of electronic pop, The Synth and Electronic Recording Exchange showcases 21 untitled tracks constructed by pioneering punk producer Martin Hannett (behind the two iconic Joy Division albums) and which he worked on with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s Delia Derbyshire over the course of most of a decade. Originally supposed to be released in the mid-Eighties, it was shelved by Hannett, and now is presented on the Ozit Dandelion on double vinyl in the order he intended it. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (OZITDANLP8036)
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El Wali
Tiris

Originally released as a CD in the Nineties, to which it got a practically non-existent reception, Tiris captures the sound of El Wali, a Sahrawi band performed a politically sharpened form of folk music. This set was recorded in 1994 in Belgium while the band was on a European tour, and is presented on vinyl for the first time. 

Girls In Synthesis
Pre/Post: A Collection 2016-2018

Here is where Girls In Synthesis compile their earlier three EPs so you don't have to pay large prices on discogs.  For the uninitiated, the band play a large DIY punk racket inspired by such luminaries as Wire, Crass and the Fall without particularly sounding like any of them. Sonically adventurous, theirs is a primal, primitive noise perfect for troubled times. 

Land Of Kush
Sand Enigma

Sam Shalabi revives his psychedelic big-band Land of Kush for the project’s first studio album in six years. Fortunately, the lengthy hiatus hasn’t diminished their power at all - Sand Enigma manages to be both the group’s most ambitious and most accessible LP, encompassing avant-garde, psychedelic, jazz and electronic influences over 75 minutes and four sides of vinyl. 

MONO
Before The Past - Live From Electrical Audio

Before The Past - Live From Electrical Audio by Japanese post-rock band Mono contains three tracks, rerecorded and mixed by Steve Albini, giving them additional power and prowess. It features Com? And Halo originally on their 2002 album One Step More and You Die and L’America originally on 2001’s Under The Pipal Tree.
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Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

Following the sad passing of Mark Hollis earlier this year we all collectively turned back towards the impressive career arc of his band Talk Talk. Lesser referenced was his self-titled solo album released in 1998. It didn't help that the record was out of print at the time but this re-issue is a chance to wallow again in the intimate grooves of a record that was initially intended to be released under the Talk Talk moniker. It is a gorgeous thing full of woodwind, jazz- inflected drumming, pastoral guitar and Hollis's fascinated mumbling verse. So quiet that you can hear the squeak of the musicians chairs. Essential. 

Giant Sand
Glum (25th Anniversary Edition)

Glum was the 11th album by Giant Sand and was originally released in 1994, hence this 25th anniversary reissue. The band, helmed as ever by Howe Gelb, also featured Joey Burns and John Convertino who went on to form Calexico, singer / songwriter Victoria Williams, Pete Holsapple of the dB’s, Chris Cacavas, Pappy Allen and singer / songwriter Lisa Germano. Their dusty Americana was, on this occasion, described by comedian Stewart Lee as ‘infant free jazz’.

Esbjörn Svensson Trio
e.s.t. Live In Gothenburg

e.s.t. Live In Gothenburg captures the magic of the demised Esbjörn Svensson Trio, a jazz piano act that formed in 1993 and whose influential career was cut short following the tragic death of its leader Esbjörn Svensson in a scuba diving accident in 2008. This triple-LP / double-CD live album, recorded at a Swedish show in 2001, spanned tracks from across their career, with one song, ‘Bowling’, never having been released on CD before. 

Jeff Lynne’s ELO
From Out of Nowhere

Following their terrific success on their reunion shows, Jeff Lynne delivers another blow in the soul for ELO with a second new studio album, From Out of Nowhere, released under the name Jeff Lynne’s ELO. Consisting of ten brand new tracks that see the Seventies icon still in the mood to explore new musical paths, the new record is released on standard and deluxe CD and vinyl versions. 
  • Vinyl LP (19075987131)
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East Man
Eastern Codes

Anthoney Hart’s East Man project returns for another EP of his reductionist take on grime. Eastern Codes contains four new tracks that boil down the genre to its steely frame, with trace elements of dancehall, techno and drum ‘n’ bass in evidence, and seemingly designed for basements, pirate radio and late night car journeys. 
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Gamma Intel
Automatic Illusion

The brokntoys label presents the third release from Dutch producer Gamma Intel. The last few months have seen him become an increasingly illustrious name on the European underground club scene, following the release of his Drama In Decay EP. Now, his new four-track release Automatic Illusion sees him build on his classic club influences with a wider range of sonics. 

Joe McPhee / Charlie McPhee / Graham Lambkin / Oliver Lambkin
Live In The Batcave

Joe McPhee and his brother Charlie McPhee along with Graham Lambkin (The Shadow Ring) and his son Oliver Lambkin all congregated at Charlie McPhee’s house one evening to drink and play instruments and records. The event was recorded on several cassettes simultaneously, then edited together by Graham Lambkin. Live at the Batcave is a lo-fi tape collage, with abrupt cuts and dazed echoes.
  • Vinyl LP (Black Truffle 054)
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Wolfbrigade
The Enemy: Reality

Wolfbrigade are a hardcore punk / death metal band from Skaraborg in Sweden. The Enemy: Reality is their tenth album. They take their influences / inspiration / energy from ‘80s metal and the pummling brutality of hardcore punk to create their short, fast bursts of combustible material. It makes your heart pump faster, this stuff.

Tommy Guerrero
A Little Bit Of Somethin'

What a beautiful little release. The album art pretty much sums up the sound on the LP, so as you can imagine, the tracks are mellow and guitar-y. A Little Bit Of Somethin' by Tommy Guerrero has been reissued on vinyl LP on Be With Records and would be a nice addition to the chilled out part of your record collection. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (BEWITH024LP)
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King Hannibal
Truth

Cult American soul / R&B singer Jimmy Shaw - better known as King Hannibal - endured a turbulent career characterised by mercurial records and personal troubles, perhaps most famous for Sixties anti-Vietnam anthem ‘Hymn No.5’, banned from the airwaves. Truth, originally released in 1973, was the result of a period of stability in Hannibal’s life, and it’s now being re-issued on the Tidal Waves Music label on vinyl. 
  • Vinyl LP (TWM41)
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Ceasar Frazier
75

Funky, groovy and tight as hell all describe Ceasar Frazier’s mix of funk, soul and jazz. 75 is his second LP and widely regarded as his best. The album features both originals and covers, including Stevie Wonder’s Living For The City and Seals and Crofts' Summer Breeze. Tracks have also been sampled by Kanye West and Gang Starr. 

The Jay Vons
The Word

Channelling a love for vintage Sixties rock and soul music but not falling into the trap of simply regurgitating the past, New Jersey-New York band The Jay Vons ready their debut album The Word. Fuelled by the lead single and title track and featuring ‘Days Undone’, included on the soundtrack for Creed, it’s set to be one of the better retro-rock albums in recent times. 

Pan American
A Son

Pan American is Mark Nelson, formerly of post rock group Labradford. A Son is his latest album, built on ideas such as tracking down his origins, looking back rather than forwards. It is inspired by working out how uncomplicated and straightforward music can be and a diverse range of artists such as June Tabor, The Carter Family, Suicide and Jimmy Reed. A Son is a fairly stripped back affair, on which Nelson feels as though he has been as emotional and honest as he can be.

Floorplan
Fiyaaaa! / His Eye Is On The Sparrow feat. Carol Otis

Since 2016, Floorplan has been a compelling collaboration between Nineties techno icon Robert Hood and his daughter Lyric, a coming together of the old-school and the cutting-edge. While they put together another studio album, this 12” single arrives to plug the gap, consisting of a new track ‘Fiyaaaa!’ along with a cover of gospel hymn ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’. 

Mont Analogue
Super Flumina Babyloni

Mont Analogue is a 1950s French fantasy novel. It is also the name of this rather splendid ambient / psychedelic / krautrock band featuring Alex Van Pelt (not the American Football coach) and Ben Lupus. Allow Super Flumina Babyloni to escort you on some dreamy, trance-like travels. Features guest performance from New Age musician Ariel Kalma.

Various
Dreams To Fill The Vacuum – The Sound Of Sheffield 1978-1988

Cherry Red Records do the best box sets, hands down. The revived label strikes gold again with Dreams To Fill The Vacuum, documenting a decade of Sheffield’s underground music scene from 1978 to 1988, spanning pioneering electronic music to vintage indie. Four CDs house tracks from commercially successful luminaries like The Human League and ABC to cult artists such as The Danse Society, Clock DVA and Kilgore Trout, along with a whole host of essays and memoirs from key players in the scene in a hardback book. 

JOHN
Out Here On The Fringes

They are a two piece and both are called John but they are not They Might Be Giants. Instead these two Johns have called themselves JOHN. Makes a sort of sense I suppose. This is their second LP and the first off the back of a European tour with Idles which I'm sure brought them to a new and sweaty fanbase. Expect idiosyncratic songs and lots of capitalisation. 
  • Vinyl LP (PCR002)
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Mercury Rev
All Is Dream (Deluxe Edition)

Before Deserter's Songs, it seemed that Mercury Rev had pretty much had it following the departure of original singer David Baker. That album was a raging success and so hopes were high for its 2001 follow up All is Dream which didn't disappoint with a series of dreamy tracks on the subject of ...lurve. Now (if you want) you can see how this once single LP record has been transformed into a 4CD box set extravaganza with demos, live tracks, radio sessions and a hardback book.  

Various
Further Perspectives & Distortion – An Encyclopedia of British Experimental and Avant-Garde Music 1976-1984

Further Perspectives & Distortion – An Encyclopedia of British Experimental and Avant-Garde Music 1976-1984 does what it says on the tin. The music on display ranges from ambient, noise and tape experimentation to musique concrete and modern classical pieces, with all sorts of stops in between. Artist include Nurse With Wound, This Heat, Throbbing Gristle, The Pop Group and many more.
Added to site: Monday 30th September 2019

Nirvana
MTV Unplugged In New York (25th Anniversary Edition)

Regularly heralded as one of the finest live albums of all time, Nirvana’s iconic MTV Unplugged In New York is being re-issued in expanded form to mark the 25th anniversary of its release. Kurt Cobain’s songwriting was revealed to be just as emotionally hefty, even without the dynamism of Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl’s normal volume - indeed, the thought of Grohl drumming with brushes is a strange one even now. The double-vinyl package features the original tracklisting, in addition to five bonus rehearsal performances that were previously only available on the DVD edition. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (7730734)
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Max Cooper
Yearning For The Infinite

Commissioned by and recently performed at London’s Barbican, Max Cooper presents his latest work, Yearning For The Infinite. Registering as the electronic artist’s most ambitious project to date, attempting to fathom the infinite nature of the universe and humankind’s place within it, it’s presented here on double vinyl. Furthermore, as it uses recycled vinyl, each copy features a unique mixture of colours. 
Added to site: Friday 27th September 2019

SOPHIE
L.O.V.E / JUST LIKE WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE

Taken from the end of SOPHIE’s recent singles collection PRODUCT, Just Like We Never Said Goodbye is a full-on electronic pop tune, with chirrupy vocals and lurching synth-lines. The whole business feels slightly off-kilter though, as if something about this isn’t quite right… That’s a good thing by the way! 12” on Numbers with the SOPHIE logo screen-printed on the inner.

SOPHIE
MSMSMSM / VYZEE

SOPHIE, the incredibly talented deconstructor of pop music has released a compilation called Product (what did I tell you). The first four tracks of which have previously appeared as two separate 12” singles. The album contains four more tracks however and MSMSMSM is one of them. It is backed Vyzee which also appears on Product.

SOPHIE
LEMONADE / HARD

Sophie began making waves with last year's indispensable pop tune "Bipp", and the London-based producer returns now with "Lemonade", another slice of bizarre dance music with high-pitched vocals that reflect the naive and rapid-fire aesthetic of the PC Music label. Sophie is a producer who doesn't know or believe that what comes up must come down.    Tracks: 1. LEMONADE 2. HARD

SOPHIE
BIPP / ELLE

SOPHIE. Pffff we were all there at the beginning listening to this schizoid form of electronica that has something of the Aphex Twin about it but little did we know how it was so seriously hip, trendy and ear-breakingly compressed. You can see here the obsession with 'pop' that led to what ended up on the OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES LP. Non-ironic pop music where the usual caveat has to be carefully employed .... very harmful to dogs ears. 

Björk / Fever Ray / The Knife
Country Creatures

Ooph this is rather heavy on the ‎Karin Dreijer. She appears as both Fever Ray and part of the Knife on this remix 12" of Bjork's Country Creatures. Yet each track is different- one moody and introspective, one bouncy and pulsating. As a return favour Bjork has remixed a Fever Ray track which will come out separately. Who says the Swedes and the Icelanders don't get on?

Yak
Atlas Complex

Wolverhampton wave-makers Yak release new 4-track EP 'Atlas Complex', fronted by scuzzy lead single 'Am I A Good Man?'. Thematically focused on the 'atlas complex' itself (the idea of loosing all sense of everything), this colour-splashed record fuses introspective lyricism with high-octane garage-rock.
  • Vinyl 12" (VST2195)
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  • Indies-only

The Xcerts
In The Cold Wind We Smile

If anyone can remember this album originally being released then maybe this is a cause of celebration. The Xcerts debut In The Cold Wind We Smile has reached a landmark ten years old and as a result fans are treated to a new vinyl pressing which includes a poster and a download card for 13 bonus tracks. In case you don't know, the Xcerts are a four piece alternate rock band out of Aberdeen Scotland. I'm going to Aberdeen soon, I'll ask after them. 
  • Vinyl LP (RAY066LP)
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  • Coloured vinyl

John Ghost
Airships Are Organisms

Are they? Are they now. I thought they were flaming death traps. Anyway John Ghost is a collective not a man and come from the Belgian town of Ghent. They make exploratory jazz-influenced stuff that takes on board influences from minimal music and neo-classical. All the way through this description I've been thinking about the band Jaga Jazzist and there it is in the press release... they are comparable to Jaga Jazzist.  

Rex Ilisivii
Fool For Love

Shrouded with mystery and missing details, this 23-minute-long take from Serbian creative Mitar Subotic (aka Suba) is an avant-garde enigma. While there's nothing much to observe on its jet black sleeve, this hypnotic piece is best served to closed eyes - allowing the listener to slip away into Subotic's mystical universe.

The Twilight Sad
Killed My Parents And Hit The Road

The Twilight Sad always seemed like too much of a bunch of nice lads to actually murder their parents. I hope they didn't do that. They did though once hit the road with Mogwai and this album was originally a compilation of live tracks and outtakes intended to help fund such fun ventures.  You can now get it on vinyl for the first time and as well as their stellar original work there's covers of tracks by Joy Division, the Smiths and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs tribute to the greatest '80s party band there ever was... Modern Romance.    
Added to site: Thursday 26th September 2019

Shida Shahabi
Shifts

Whilst this is Shida Shahabi's debut release, the Swedish-Iranian began studying and writing music on piano at the tender age of nine. 'Shifts' is informed by a sprawling collection of influences, ranging from The Cure to Mozart and Gilles Peterson to Nils Frahm. But the piece is a cohesive body of stunning piano-driven melody, which knows exactly what it is.

Cate Le Bon & Bradford Cox
Myths 004

With a rich history of teaming up with such highly-acclaimed pioneers as St. Vincent, John Grant and Perfume Genius, Cate Le Bon this time collaborates with US singer Bradford Cox to create 'Myths 004'. The result is a cynical bag of satire, containing salt-of-the-earth stories and garagey song compositions.

Lazarus Kane
Narcissus

As a heady slab of swirling pop-funk, 'Narcissus' is the latest brainchild of buzzy indie wave-maker Lazarus Kane. Apparently all recorded in just one take, the New Yorker didn't stop the recording until "his kimono was soaked through with the sweat of pure, unbridled emotion". The result is a thought-provoking stew of wirey synths, a hectic drum machine and a sizable dose of deep lyricism.
  • Vinyl 7" (SW031)
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  • Limited edition

Lee Gamble
Exhaust EP

As the second part of his "sonic documentary" trilogy, sound artist Lee Gamble presents his 'Exhaust' EP. As a colour-splashed experiment like no other, Birmingham-born Gamble fuses a sprawling selection of hypnotic samples in tracks such as 'Glue' and 'Tyre'. The results are disorientating yet enthralling.
  • Vinyl 12" (HDB127)
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  • Coloured vinyl

Tengger
Spritual

From Seoul, here is Tengger. This duo have a brilliant set-up, using the colossal palette of analogue modular synths and the narrow (but gorgeous) palette of the harmonium, plus voice. On Spiritual they put forth vivid and rich multi-layered drones, backed with motorik-pulse rhythms. Shiny and psychedelic. Vinyl release on Extra Noir.
  • Vinyl LP (EN002)
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Kuunatic
Kuurandia

Kuunatic are a Japanese three-piece, who between them seem to be able to play most instruments. They mix prog, psych, dub, b-movie horror and traditional Japanese music. Together with their three-way vocals the girls make a rather unnerving sound, backed up by the foreboding bass and drum combination. Kuurandia is their first EP. 

Entlang
The Four Sisters

If the candle-lit nuance of the third Velvet Underground and Big Star albums, Galaxie 500, and Kendra Smith’s Guild Of Temporal Adventurers is your thing, then Entlang's 'The Four Sisters' is probably for you. The Wellington-based dropped a very limited selection of material back in the 90's, and this is the Kiwi's at their most refined.

Molly Nilsson
Twenty Twenty

Eighth album from Molly Nilsson’ the hippest purveyor of urban melancholy via fond-memory synth-pop in quite some time. Twenty Twenty takes a look at the world as it currently, and channels those difficult feels through her keyboards and her distant-sounding vocals and lyrics. Released by Night School.
  • Vinyl LP (LSSN063X)
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  • Limited edition

Les Big Byrd
Snö-Golem

A limited edition 7” single released ahead of their imminent European tour, the heavy ‘Snö-Golem’ is the first taste from Les Big Byrd’s upcoming third album, due for release in the beginning of 2020. The Stockholm-based four-piece show off the krautrock influences in their sound more prominently here. 
  • Vinyl 7" (PNKSLM070)
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  • Limited edition

Headland
What Rough Beast

Australian surf music collective, Headland, make a rare foray into the world of song with What A Rough Beast. The band usually play instrumental music but here have found inspiration from installing dishwashers, faces in the sky, blood-filled footballs and how lizards feel about things for their lyrics. Not your run of the mill subjects, but no doubt all the better for it.

Anunnaki
Immanentize The Eschaton

Dave Read from Moths & Locusts and Wolf Parade’s Arlen Thompson are psych / doom duo Anunnaki. The Canadian space wizards’ sound is built on heavy, throbbing bass and clattering drums. Cardinal Fuzz label boss Dave Cambridge believes the cover tells you what you’re going to get. Immanentize The Eschaton, which means Bring Forth The Apocalypse, is their new album.
  • Vinyl LP (CFUL145)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Isobel Campbell
There Is No Other...

Isobel Campbell started out in Belle & Sebastian before recording under the name The Gentle Waves. She has also released three critically acclaimed albums with Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees. Her new solo album, There Is No Other… has been a while in coming, but Campbell says she likes to take her time and do things properly. The speed that the world is moving makes her want to take more time over the things she loves. 

The Past Tense
Time Stands Still + Across The Pond… And Back Again

Psychedelic mod types The Past Tense make their first appearance of Fruits De Mer with a 7” / CD covers combo, Time Stands Still. The 7” features four songs originally recorded by the likes of The Glass Family and Crystal Chandelier. The ten track CD features tracks originally recorded by The Moving Sidewalks (who later became ZZ Top), Love and David Clayton-Thomas.
  • Vinyl 7" (crustacean 91 + 91CD)
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  • Limited edition

Crystal Jacqueline and The Honey Pot
I Talk To The Wind

I Talk To The Wind is a double 7” single of covers by Crystal Jaqueline and The Honey Pot. Guitarist Icarus Peel and Crystal Jaqueline have worked together for a long time, doing their best to keep psychedelic rock alive in the UK. The EP contains covers of songs by King Crimson, Traffic, Rare Bird, Tonton Macoute and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich.
  • Vinyl Double 7" (crustacean 92)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Various
Sunny Spells

Sunny Spells is a taster EP for a forthcoming CD Box Set on Fruits De Mer - The Three Seasons. It features tracks by ‘60s Brit folk rock duo Chad and Jeremy, the enigmatic Schizo Fun Addict, pysch / prog / folk band Hanford Flyover and Scandanavian duo, Us and Them covering Neil Young’s What Did You Do To My Life, from his debut solo LP.
  • Vinyl 7" (crustacean 93)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Tribe
Hometown: Detroit Sessions 1990-2014

Hometown is the first ever compilation to focus on the latter-day recordings of acclaimed Detroit jazz collective Tribe. Released on single CD or double LP, the 10-track set takes rare and unreleased recordings from founder Wendell Harrison’s own studio and the SereNgeti Gallery & Cultural Center from 1990 through to 2014. 

The Police
Zenyatta Mondatta

As the third album from the much loved and quintessentially British The Police, 'Zentatta Mondatta', which brilliantly melds the styles of Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. Its earmworm pop nature ultimately proves they are more than just the curators of the drinking-game favourite 'Roxanne'.

The Police
Synchronicity

As the fifth and final album from British punk-tinged rockers The Police, 'Synchronicity' saw the Londoners bow out by blending light pop hooks with a dose of heavy, love-sick lyrical narratives. The release of course contains the slightly haunting, stalker-vibe pop of timeless classic 'Every Step You Take'.

The Police
Reggatta de Blanc

Reggatta De Blanc by The Police was originally released in 1979. It was their second album and the one that saw their punk-ish reggae-ish blend of pop and rock hit the big time. The album itself reached number one and it contained two number one singles in Message In A Bottle and Walking On The Moon. 

The Police
Ghost In The Machine

As one of the prime jewels in The Police's crown of blockbuster record, 'Ghost In The Machine' is the band's fourth and penultimate album. Neat in length at just over 41 minutes long, the release contains such killer pop blows as the heart-rending 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic' and the reggae-tinged 'One World (Not Three)'.

Chapterhouse
The Best of Chapterhouse

Here’s one for the shoegaze revivalists. Chapterhouse were a shoegaze band formed in Reading in the late ‘80s. They released two albums, Whirlpool and Blood Music in the early ‘90s before going their separate ways. The did reformed briefly in 2008 but the reformation produced no new music. The Best of Chapterhouse gathers together tracks from their two albums plus non-album tracks. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP2568C)
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Denis Sulta
Aye Spoake Te Sumwuhn & They Listenhd

Hector Barbour, AKA Denis Sulta continues his exciting rise from the Glasgow dance scene to the world stage with Aye Spoake To Sumwuhn & They Listenhd. It’s an 8-track EP which charts his rise from how he got started to where he is today. You may have seen him recently adorn the cover of mixmag. He also has joined Radio 1’s Residency and has admirers in high places such as Ben UFO, Four Tet, Bicep and Peggy Gou.
  • Vinyl Double 12" (ZEN12520)
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Added to site: Wednesday 25th September 2019

Fear-E
Made In The G60

Glasgow-based producer Fear-E arrives on the Super Rhythm Trax imprint with a four-track, 12” vinyl EP. As with his ‘Dixon Avenue Basement Jams’, his is a very old-school approach to house music, as Made In The G60 demonstrates over its noisy, deliriously fun progression aimed at warehouse parties. 
  • Vinyl 12" (SRTX028)
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  • Limited edition

Galcher Lustwerk
Information

New York producer and DJ Galcher Lustwerk releases his first album for Ghostly International. Ever since his first mixtapes over five years ago, Galcher has worked a consistent line in after-hours electronica. Information adds more live percussion to the mix, as well as smatterings of jazz, but his soulful, abstract musings are still present. 
  • Vinyl LP (GI351LPC1)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Mecanica Popular
Estridentismo

Cult industrial / experimental band Mecánica Popular have grown in status in their absence, their acclaimed 1984 album Que Sucede Con El Tiempo being re-issued four years ago and finding a wider audience than ever before. Estridentismo arrives a whole nine years after their last effort, and finds the group splicing new, digital technologies with more established tape loop manipulation methods. 

Willie J Healey
Hello Good Morning

“The prettiest people would do the ugliest things,” writes Willie J Healey himself by way of explaining his new single ‘Songs For Joanna’. It’s a terrific summation of that feeling of not quite being able to connect with mainstream society, and it’s a theme that occupies the rest of Healey’s latest four-track EP, Hello Good Morning. 

Andy Dragazis
Afterimages

Andy Dragazis announces his debut full-length album, released via his own label Lightwell Recordings. Afterimages shows the producer and composer, previously responsible for many great records under his previous guise Blue States, laying down some of the most serene and idiosyncratic music he’s ever made. 

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