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A staff-selected choice of the most exciting records good to go for pre-orders.

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Alessandro Alessandroni
Ritmo dell'industria n. 2

Responsible for the high lonesome whistle in Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack for The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, library musician Alessandro Alessandroni’s catalogue is a vast and largely undiscovered chasm of creativity. Ritmo dell'industria N. 2, from 1969, is one of his first works and gets a timely re-issue on vinyl. 
  • Vinyl LP (VMLP231)
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Arca
KiCk i

Venezuelan artist, producer, DJ, performer, dancer, singer Arca returns with the album that may well cement her reputation as one of today's most important and forward thinking artists. They are all here  - Bjork, SOPHIE, Rosalia on an album which seems fearless in its disregard for anything approaching musical genre. You'll get noise, psychedelia, experimentation, pop, balladry and everything in between. It will be a hell of a ride that's for sure. 

Disclosure
Energy

On their previous two albums dance phenomenon Disclosure have written only  the material they ended up using. on their third album though they've recorded over 200 pieces and whittled them down to just 11. They keyword being the title as they chose only the most energetic, most immediate tracks. It is still a very varied collection with Brazilian, R&B and hip-hop influences and two mega guests in Kelis and Common. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (0878538)
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Global Communication
Pentamerous Metamorphosis

Released as Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard’s second studio album as Global Communication, Pentamerous Metamorphosis was also a complete re-working of shoegaze band Chapterhouse’s second and final album Blood Music in 1993, and originally only available as a bonus CD with that release. Hailed as a masterwork of contemporary ambient music, it then came out as a stand-alone album in 1998, and is now available on translucent blue marbled vinyl. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP2574C)
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Hendrix
Band Of Gypsys (50th Anniversary Edition)

Marking the 50th anniversary of its release, Jimi Hendrix’s often-overlooked Band of Gypsys live album gets a re-issue on dark red marble vinyl. Recorded with a new line-up with Buddy Miles on drums and Billy Cox on bass over two live performances on New Year’s Day 1970 at the Fillmore East, this edition is remastered from analogue tapes courtesy of Hendrix’s engineer Eddie Kramer. 
  • Vinyl LP (19439772501)
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Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
Shaman!

69 year old jazz auteur Idris Ackamoor returns with his influential band The Pyramids on Shaman!, a stunning return to his strongest form since their 1970s heyday. While the current line-up features a number of the group’s founding members, it feels like a fresh, new formulation, the tracks taking on a poignant urgency in the context of the coronavirus crisis. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (STRUT214LP)
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Jason Molina
Eight Gates

Inspired by his move from America to London over a decade ago, Eight Gates was recorded by indie-rock singer-songwriter Jason Molina shortly before his passing from alcoholism complications seven years ago. By its nature, it’s an intriguing and compelling mix of song sketches and more fully-realised ideas. 
  • Vinyl LP (SC203LP-C1)
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Jeff Rosenstock
No Dream

Jeff Rosenstock has been a central figure in the independent punk scene for over 15 years now, but he's only just starting to get the credit he deserves. He's fronted The Arrogant Sons of Bitches and Bomb The Music Industry, two legendary groups notorious for their raucous live shows and DIY ethic, even going as letting any fan who learnt a song to play with them on stage and playing all age shows where tickets were $10 or less. His solo work is power pop played with a whole lot of punk exuberance and pace. It's packed full of melody and unforgettable hooks and will appeal to those into early punk and fans of modern hardcore and indie rock.

Julianna Barwick
Healing Is A Miracle

An artist who’s able to do so much with very little, Julianna Barwick prepares the release of her fourth solo album Healing Is A Miracle, and her first for Ninja Tune. Enlisting the help of three guest musicians - Sigur Rós’s Jónsi, Nosaj Thing and Mary Lattimore - it’s a testament to her creativity and imagination that she can create such majesty using just her voice and a select few trusted instruments. 
  • Vinyl LP (ZEN265X)
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Kamaal Williams
Wu Hen

Peckham’s Kamaal Williams returns with his second album, Wu Hen. Williams’ refers to his own music as Wu Funk - a mix of jazz, rap, R&B and funk underpinned by jungle, grime, garage and house beats. This time out he’s added an expansive widescreen feel with strings arranged by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Ray Charles, Dr. Dre, Flying Lotus, Mary J. Blige etc) and some sax from virtuoso player Quinn Mason. 
  • Vinyl LP (BFR007LP)
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King Crimson
Rarities (remix)

A vinyl box set of remixed King Crimson albums was released in 2018. In that box was a double LP of rarities compiled by Robert Fripp. They called it....wait for it....Rarities. The albums that featured are all being released individually and that includes this set, which will no doubt delight those who missed out on the box. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (KCLLPX151)
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Mike Polizze
Long Lost Solace Find

Mike Polizze is probably best known as the guitarist and frontman with Purling Hiss. With his band he usually drenches his fine songs in various types of guitar squall. On his debut solo album, Long Lost Solace Find, sees him putting the pedals away, picking up an acoustic guitar and letting the sunshine in. Kurt Vile guests on vocals and guitar. 
  • Vinyl LP (PoB048LP)
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Omar S
Fuck Resident Advisor

Well there's a title to pique interest. Quite what Omar S. has against the electronic music bible is not made clear particularly when they have covered his music in detail over the years. It could be a joke? Electronic music producers sometimes do display a sense of humour. Anyway this is new double 12" from the Detroit house and techno producer who is noted for his stripped back productions as always on his own FXHE imprint. 
  • Vinyl Double 12" (AOS-418)
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Pinch
Reality Tunnels

Bristol producer Rob Ellis releases his fifth album under the Pinch moniker. The three albums that followed his 2007 debut have been collaborative efforts, so Reality Tunnels is his first proper solo album for 13 years. Bristol’s famous trip hop, maximised jungle and future techno all feature as Pinch reshapes sound with experience and flair. Vinyl includes exclusive track. on Tectonic.
  • Vinyl Double LP (TECLP025)
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Polypores
Azure

British electronic music/synthesizer artist James Buckley releases a new Polypores album, titled Azure in thematic similarity to recent record Flora. A relaxing and aquatic vibe inspired by Buckley’s great exposure to new age music and executed with his new modular synthesiser, it’s presented on ‘azure blue’ vinyl with artwork from Nick Taylor reflecting the fantasy and oceanic themes and atmospheres of the sonics.
  • Vinyl LP (CiS055)
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The Chi Factory
The Bamboo Recordings

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Three Queens In Mourning & Bonnie Prince Billy
Hello Sorrow Hello Joy

An assemblage of alternative country icon Will Oldham (a.k.a. Bonnie “Prince” Billy) with the trio of Scottish artists Alasdair Roberts (of Appendix Out), Jill O' Sullivan (a.k.a. Jill Lorean) and Alex Neilson (of Trembling Bells) collectively known as Three Queens In Mourning, the superb Hello Sorrow Hello Joy consists largely of immaculate Oldham covers but a small handful of original material as well. 

Various
Detroit Punk Archive presents: The End of the Night (1976-1983)

Featuring early music from some of American alternative music’s luminaries - including producer Don Was (in The Traitors), Swans guitarist Norman Westberg (in Route 666) and members of L7 (in The Blind and Retro) - as well as tracks produced by Wayne Kramer, Detroit Punk Archive presents: The End of the Night (1976-1983) is a snapshot of the city’s first-wave punk at its highest peak. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (HFV-0420)
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Vinnum Sabbathi
Of Dimensions And Theories

Set in a dystopian 2061, Of Dimensions And Theories is the hugely ambitious sophomore album from Vinnum Sabathi. Split over a 12” and a 7” vinyl, it’s divided into two ‘Dimensions’ and two ‘Theories’ represented by each disc, with the larger disc explaining the two sides of the narrative while the 7” introduces two points of view from Earth’s population. Consequently, there are four ways to listen to this extraordinary record! 
  • Vinyl LP (SBR073)
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박혜진 Park Hye Jin
How can I

There's a lot of explanation of what is her surname and what is her first name in the press release but we'll just call her 박혜진. This six track EP is the follow up to her breakout debut LP of 2018. Since them she's been touring Europe and elsewhere and cementing herself as a key new player in club culture. Her music takes elements of techno, footwork and dreamy house and re-positioning it into an exciting new sound. 
  • Vinyl 12" (ZEN12547)
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