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Thursday, 27 November

AIDAN BAKER - Triptychs: Variations on a Melody, Important Records

AIDAN BAKER

Triptychs: Variations on a Melody

Important Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: IMPREC410CD

"Aidan Baker's (Nadja) Triptychs takes inspiration from Erik Satie's compositions Gymnopédies and his notion of 'furniture music,' which many consider a precursor to contemporary ambient music. Each 'triptych' is based around a simple, slow moving melodic line, which repeats three times with the addition of an harmonic line upon each repetition, culminating in a three part harmony. Various musicians from different ensembles and musical backgrounds -- Peter Broderick, Julia Kent, Leah Buckareff (of Nadja), Aki Yakamoto (of Vampillia), and Baker himself - were invited to record their interpretations of these compositions."
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AIDAN BAKER - Triptychs: Variations on a Melody, Important Records

Tuesday, 25 November

DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON & JUICE VOCAL ENSEMBLE - Sliding The Same Way, Song By Toad
Review to follow shortly…

Thursday, 20 November

SLEAFORD MODS - Chubbed Up +, Ipecac
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SLEAFORD MODS

Chubbed Up +

Ipecac

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: IPC162

*12 Track compilation (inc some previously unreleased gems) compiled for Mike Patton's Ipecac label* "Nottingham's Sleaford Mods are a duo that need little introduction, having fiercely penetrated people's consciousness on a large scale with their sixth album Austerity Dogs in 2013. Since then they've garnered critical acclaim with their subsequent work and now they're joining forces with Ipecac Recordings to release a physical version of their previously released digital compilation Chubbed Up, which shall be released on October 28th. This version will include three previously unreleased tra… Read more
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SLEAFORD MODS - Chubbed Up +, Ipecac
VARIOUS - Native North America (Vol.1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country 1966-1985, Light In The Attic
*34 tracks newly re-mastered on a Deluxe 2xCD set with a hard-cover 120 page book with comprehensive liner notes, artist interviews, unseen archival photos, and lyrics (with translations)* "Largely unheard, criminally undocumented, but at their core, utterly revolutionary, the recordings of the diverse North American Aboriginal community will finally take their rightful place in our collective history in the form of Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966–1985. An anthology of music that was once near-extinct … Read more
VARIOUS - Native North America (Vol.1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country 1966-1985, Light In The Attic
LAWRENCE - A Day In The Life, MULE MUSIQ
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LAWRENCE

A Day In The Life

MULE MUSIQ

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MMCD046

Lawrence returns with a new album for Mule Musiq, produced on the road over the last couple of years and then edited back in his backyard studio in hamburg. It’s a sweetly ambient affair in the fine tradition of classic Artificial Intelligence productions, with the title track itself providing a knowing nod to the iconic Selected Ambient Works material. Elsewhere, 'Nowhere Is A Place’ harks black to classic B12 and early Black Dog productions, while ‘Simmer’ situates itself somewhere between the sort of thing the 12k label were releasing back in the mid noughties and Pete Namlook’s most hea… Read more
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LAWRENCE - A Day In The Life, MULE MUSIQ
VARIOUS - Keysound Recordings Presents… Certified Connections, Keysound
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**Includes a bonus DJ mix by Parris to download from your Boomkat account** Killer skool of 2014 survey from Dusk & Blackdown's Keysound Recordings. 14 heavyweights in the dance touching on all manner of new sounds from the weightless iMax flex of Logos' 'Metropolis' to the juicy tropical synthuality of Murlo and E.M.M.A or the gutted grime mutations of Wen and Parris. It also introduces a stack of new names to the label with bullets like Caski's dark garage grine 'Tunnel Music', Aphix's icy 'Sin King' and the nice/nasty grime shades of DLVRY's 'Guilt' or t… Read more
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VARIOUS - Keysound Recordings Presents… Certified Connections, Keysound
BURIAL HEX - The Hierophant, Handmade Birds
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BURIAL HEX

The Hierophant

Handmade Birds

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: HB068

Clay Ruby lays Burial Hex to rest with his amazing final record in this guise, 'The Hierophant'. Extant since 2007, Burial Hex has consistently revitalised and morphed black metal and gothic sounds over the course of countless tapes, CDrs and vinyl releases up to now, notably including an acclaimed split with Zola Jesus for Aurora Borealis, and the 'In Psychic Defense' for Sound of Cobra which still receives heavy rotation in our office to this day. Thanks to a rare appreciation of technoid rhythms and ambient electronics, Burial Hex's records have long stood out from the often blinkered and… Read more
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BURIAL HEX - The Hierophant, Handmade Birds
BJORK - Biophilia Live, One Little Indian
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BJORK

Biophilia Live

One Little Indian

Format_dot_cd2CD+DVD // £18.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TPLP1221CDDVD

*Audio on two CD's plus the critically acclaimed documentary film which captures the multidimensional concert centred on Björk’s eighth studio album, titled ‘Biophilia Live’. The film documents the intimate ‘Biophilia’ performance at London’s Alexandra Palace where Björk was accompanied by unique musical instruments, collaborators and visuals. Shot by directors Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland and produced by Jacqueline Edenbrow / Gloria Films, the film also features science and nature archive and found footage inspired by the themes of the album, as well as animation which has been augmented with the music of ‘Biophilia’.
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BJORK - Biophilia Live, One Little Indian
AKOS ROZMANN - 12 Stations / Tolv Stationer (1978-2001), Ideologic Organ
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AKOS ROZMANN

12 Stations / Tolv Stationer (1978-2001)

Ideologic Organ

Format_dot_cd7CD BOXSET // £49.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SOMA021

*Epic 7 CD box set packaged in a hardcover slipcase with a pull ribbon, 20 page booklet and more* In 2012 Ideologic Organ released the 2LP set '12 Stationer VI' featuring the last part of a large scale work by the Hungarian-Swedish composer Ákos Rózmann. They now present the complete version of Rózmann's epic masterpiece presented for the first time in its entirety as a deluxe 7CD set. Ákos Rózmann (1939-2005) was born in Budapest where he studied organ and composition at the Liszt Academy. From 1971 to 1974 he studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stoc… Read more
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AKOS ROZMANN - 12 Stations / Tolv Stationer (1978-2001), Ideologic Organ
STEFFI - Power Of Anonymity, OSTGUT TON
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STEFFI

Power Of Anonymity

OSTGUT TON

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: OSTGUTTONCD32

Steffi serves a sophisticated sophomore LP for OstGut Ton with 'Power Of Anonymity'. Deeply indebted to classic Detroit house and techno, it plays out ten tracks of romantic machine soul driven by elegant grooves and alleviated by expansive atmospheres - exactly the kinda thing you'd expect to hear her spin at her Panorama Bar residency. It's a real mood setter, keeping the lights dimmed but reassuringly glowing throughout, from the E.R.P.-style electro hush of opener 'Pip' and the astral-bound techno of 'Everyday Objects' thru the Share Vari-referencing funk of highlight 'Treasure Seeking' … Read more
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STEFFI - Power Of Anonymity, OSTGUT TON
FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER & STEVE RODEN - Suite Nuit, Line
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FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER & STEVE RODEN

Suite Nuit

Line

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: LINE_068

Two radically contrasting composers work out their differences in this 2004 collaboration commissioned for Singhur's Suite in Parochial festival, now released by Line and Volume. The results manifest two extended pieces consolidating Roden's signature, scuttling small sounds with Bretscheider's super crisp, crackling tones and pulses.
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LONE - Emerald Fantasy Tracks, Magic Wire Recordings
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LONE

Emerald Fantasy Tracks

Magic Wire Recordings

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MAGIC02CD

*Repress* Matt Cutler has delivered impeccably produced beat music for a couple of years now, but its really in the last few months that he's found his feet drawn to a heavy, smudged style of House music. Infusing the warehouse rave heritage of his adopted home city Manchester with the same classic Chicago and NYC memes as his London counterparts, his signature feel for synaesthetically evocative melody has really started to pay dividends. 'Emerald Fantasy Tracks' is one of the most unapologetically ecstatic dancefloor albums we've heard this year, from the eccied AGCG delights of 'Aquamar… Read more
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LONE - Emerald Fantasy Tracks, Magic Wire Recordings
LAWRENCE ENGLISH & STEPHEN VITIELLO - Fable, Dragon's Eye Recordings
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LAWRENCE ENGLISH & STEPHEN VITIELLO

Fable

Dragon's Eye Recordings

Format_dot_cdCD // £7.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: der009

*Chronicling three years of intermittent audio communications between English and Vitiello...* "Lawrence English and Stephen Vitiello are creators of mythology. Their mythology renders a series of acoustic spaces, haunted by narrative and hinting at happenings unseen, but certainly heard. With Fable, we are presented with their second duet. It chronicles three years of intermittent audio communications in search of new collaborative approaches. The results focus on the pair’s joint interests in modular synthesis, field recordings and the blurry boundaries between acoustic instr… Read more
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LAWRENCE ENGLISH & STEPHEN VITIELLO - Fable, Dragon's Eye Recordings
MURCOF & ERIK TRUFFAZ - Being Human Being, Mundo Recordings
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MURCOF & ERIK TRUFFAZ

Being Human Being

Mundo Recordings

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.49

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: MUNDO3CD

*Murcof returns with a new collaboration with Erik Truffaz, with a special artwork by Enki Bilal* Swiss trumpeter Erik Truffaz has worked with Mexican born sound artist Murcof (originally Fernando Corona) since 2006 when they worked as a trio with Talvin Singh. That fruitful relationship brought together Truffaz’s investment in modern jazz (he has been that archetypal thing, a Blue Note artist), a sharp ear for the new discoveries of contemporary composers like Giya Kancheli and others in the eclectic world of new music, and developed a creative conversation with the world of noi… Read more
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MURCOF & ERIK TRUFFAZ - Being Human Being, Mundo Recordings
GEORGE THEODORAKIS - The Rules Of The Game: Original Studio Recordings (1978-1996), INTO THE LIGHT RECORDS
*16 Track CD Edition* Athens-based Into The Light Records illuminate the sterling work of Greek composer George Theodorakis, son of legendary composer Mikis Theodorakis, who famously wrote the theme song for 'Zorba The Greek'. A prolific composer in his own right, George benefitted from access to an abundant studio - stacked with synths, 8-channel console, two pianos - at his family's idyllic home in the hills of Athens. And it was between there and the Theta Makrigianni studio which he recorded all the material in 'The Rules Of The Game Or… Read more
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GEORGE THEODORAKIS - The Rules Of The Game: Original Studio Recordings (1978-1996), INTO THE LIGHT RECORDS
KEVIN DRUMM - Trouble, Editions Mego
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KEVIN DRUMM

Trouble

Editions Mego

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: eMEGO199

Exquisitely glacial longform composition from the modern master of minimalism. 'Trouble' marks quite possibly the quietest, concentrated levels in Drumm's catalogue. More placid/unnerving than even his 'Imperial Distortion' / 'Imperial Horizon' couplet, or practically anything else for that matter. It's a purified exercise in immersed listening, encouraging the participant to give it their undivided attention in return for a discreetly tactile and beautifully liminal experience, "neither ambient nor drone but a more complex investigation into the deep recesses of sound." We strongly recommend your submission to 'Trouble'.
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KEVIN DRUMM - Trouble, Editions Mego
VARIOUS - Brownswood Bubblers Eleven, Brownswood Recordings

VARIOUS

Brownswood Bubblers Eleven

Brownswood Recordings

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: BWOOD0131CD

Latest Bubblers compilation from Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood, including tracks and exclusives from Lil Silva, Photay, Zackey Force Funk, Moonchild, Hakim and many more.
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ARANDEL - Solarispellis, InFiné
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ARANDEL

Solarispellis

InFiné

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: IF1030

"A playful electronic musical journey evocative of Brian Eno’s ‘Music For Films’, Oneohtrix Point Never, 8-bit soundtracks and prog-infused 70s synth epics and executed with a rigorous conceptual framework worthy of John Cage or the radical film experiments of Lars Von Trier. ‘Solarispellis’ is the follow up to Arandel’s 2010 debut album ‘In D’ and similarly continues to be entirely in his signature key (a nod to minimalist godfather Terry Riley). From woozy electronica to emotive techno and the most vertiginous Krautrock, the tempos, moods and subjects are intertwined, covering an array of musi… Read more
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ARANDEL - Solarispellis, InFiné
BARNT - Magazine 13, Magazine
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BARNT

Magazine 13

Magazine

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MAGAZINE013

Daniel Ansorge aka Barnt backs up a deeply unique swathe of singles with his debut album, 'Magazine 13' for the eponymous label he started with fellow Köln types, Crato and Jens-Uwe Beyer. Since 2010 he's released a steady stream of records which brought back a sense of kosmiche wonder and electronic enigma that was arguably lacking in German house and techno sounds. And most crucially, he did it without sacrificing the fundamentals of big bad kicks and minimal percussion, resulting absolute bewts such as 'All Worlds All Times' and more recently with the staggering chops of 'Chappell' for Joy O & Wi… Read more
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BARNT - Magazine 13, Magazine
RANG'ALA: OGOYA NENGO AND THE DODO WOMEN’S GROUP - New Recordings From Siaya County, Kenya, Honest Jon's Records
Honest Jon's return to Kenya with this spellbinding suite of Dodo songs sung by 70 year old Ogoya Nengo. A legend in her country, Ogoya is the most prominent exponent of the vanishing Dodo artform - a musical means of spreading messages and social commentary, much like Indo-European bardic traditions and the griots of Mali. Following his work on the Mkunguni, New Recordings from Coast Province, Kenya, Stefan Schneider again had the pleasure of recording Ogoya's spellbinding performances, and those of local percussionists and her ex… Read more
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RANG'ALA: OGOYA NENGO AND THE DODO WOMEN’S GROUP - New Recordings From Siaya County, Kenya, Honest Jon's Records
STEVE RODEN - Flower & Water, Dragon's Eye Recordings
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STEVE RODEN

Flower & Water

Dragon's Eye Recordings

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: der008

"Flower & Water began with an offer to work with the first Dragon’s Eye release – a flexi-disc with a recording of George Winston playing a blues piano composition called “Medley: Bread Baker’s Stomp” – as source material. Since I am not a true remixer, I decided to modify the track via physical manipulation. Most of the material began with cutting up some of the flexi’s and taping back together in ‘wrong’ ways. I then played (or tried to play) the broken records that had been taped back together, and also putting objects onto the surface of the record while being played with a cheap record p… Read more
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STEVE RODEN - Flower & Water, Dragon's Eye Recordings
CONFORCE - Machine Conspiracy (Reissue), Delsin Records
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CONFORCE

Machine Conspiracy (Reissue)

Delsin Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: XDRS7

Reissue of the lush and melodic Detroit/Dutch techno album by Conforce. Ever since the release of his 'Our Concern EP' in late 2007, Boris Brunnik has forged a celebrated catalogue of heart-warming techno for labels like Rush Hour and Curle. His sound takes the most florid elements of Detroit operators like Carl Craig or Derrick May and fuses them with a European dub-techno sensibility to place him in the recent tradition of Convextion. From the rumbling, bass-driven lowland topography of 'Subtraction' to the synth coralled aquatic scapes of 'Sonar Conversations' to the exquisite '… Read more
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CONFORCE - Machine Conspiracy (Reissue), Delsin Records
RUN THE JEWELS - Run The Jewels 2, MASS APPEAL
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RUN THE JEWELS

Run The Jewels 2

MASS APPEAL

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.99

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: MSAP0005CD

*Includes sticker and hand-drawn poster* "Run The Jewels, the super dynamic duo of El-P and Killer Mike, two of the most distinctive and celebrated names in rap, release their sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2, featuring Zack de la Rocha and Travis Barker among others.
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GAJEK - Restless Shapes, Monkeytown Records
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GAJEK

Restless Shapes

Monkeytown Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MTR53CD

"After Chris Clark had passed some of Gajeks sheer endless output over to Modeselektor, quite a few listening sessions followed. Ranging from postrocky electronica to complex and moody renderings of intricate introverted beat structures to a mutant dance music, a whole audioscape had to be discovered. There were songs and tracks and experiments there, morphed vocals and reverberated non human instruments, complex percussion patterns and sweet athmospheres, but in all these different paths and moods, a penchant for working with a leitmotif could be traced. As an introduction to expose his particu… Read more
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GAJEK - Restless Shapes, Monkeytown Records
SHINY TWO SHINY - When The Rain Stops, Captured Tracks
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SHINY TWO SHINY

When The Rain Stops

Captured Tracks

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.49

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: CT210CD

"Gayna Florence Perry and Robin Surtees are perhaps best known for their work with cult 80’s band Shiny Two Shiny. Signed to Red Flame Records, they released one mini LP entitled ‘Halfway Across The Rainbow’ and one single ‘Waiting For us’ c/w ‘Ritual Hate’, in 7” and 12” formats. A mixture of bright and breezy synth pop with some darker undercurrents both records made a dent in the indie charts gaining positive reviews in the music press for releases and live appearances and acclaim from John Peel as well as daytime airplay on Radio 1. They also toured Europe and appeared on TV. A… Read more
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SHINY TWO SHINY - When The Rain Stops, Captured Tracks
SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA - Alium, Counter Records

SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA

Alium

Counter Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: COUNTCD053

*CD digisleeve with card wallet and 8 page booklet* "Submotion Orchestra return with ‘Alium’, their first album for Counter Records. Since forming in Leeds in 2009 Submotion Orchestra have released two albums, ‘Finest Hour’ and ‘Fragments’. The 7 piece band’s fusion of bass heavy electronica, jazz, soul and much more besides has made them a favourite of the likes of Gilles Peterson, Trevor Nelson and Jo Whiley amongst others."
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VARIOUS - Funky Chicken: Belgian Grooves From The 70s, SDBAN
*Obscure Belgian dance tracks and library recordings from the 70's and 80's packaged in a Deluxe Hard Cover 2CD With 36 Page Booklet* "Nowhere in the world will you find a record store with a dedicated section Belgian grooves. There’s not even a record called Belgian grooves. And you won’t find them on Discogs either. So what are they? Novelty? A nifty marketing scheme? Maybe you should try “discovery”; Belgian grooves is a new collective term for the best dance tracks from the beginning of the 70s. Two thirds of the songs on this compilation were made by talented hi… Read more
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VARIOUS - Funky Chicken: Belgian Grooves From The 70s, SDBAN
THE GREG FOAT GROUP - Live at the Playboy Club, London, Jazzman
The Greg Foat Group are currently the resident band at the Playboy Club, located in Mayfair, London. Earlier this year a couple of nights were recorded for Jazzman, and the results are here for all to enjoy. Recorded live and direct onto 1" analogue tape the album captures the energy and atmosphere of the group at their regular gig. Awash with library-esque soundtrack-themed jazz grooves with a modal edge, jazz has never been so much fun! This is the 3rd album by the Greg Foat Group on Jazzman, and is the first album to be recorded live at the Playboy Club for over 40 years.
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THE GREG FOAT GROUP - Live at the Playboy Club, London, Jazzman
FAUST - JUST US, Bureau B
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FAUST

JUST US

Bureau B

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: BB182

“Just Us” is the new album from legendary Hamburg band Faust. Founder members Jean-Hervé Peron and Zappi Diermaier have laid down twelve musical foundations which are intrinsically typical of Faust in their own right, yet offer enough space for completely different works to develop. Which is exactly what they hope will happen. Whilst Diermaier largely remains true to his habitual handiwork—drums and percussion—Peron, as we might expect, incorporates all manner of unusual sonic sources alongside his bass, various string instruments and piano, even using a sewing machine as a metronome. Tracks like “nur n… Read more
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FAUST - JUST US, Bureau B
VARIOUS - Bay Area Retrograde (BART) (Vol. 1 & 2), Dark Entries Records
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VARIOUS

Bay Area Retrograde (BART) (Vol. 1 & 2)

Dark Entries Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.49

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: DE075CD

"Bay Area Retrograde (BART)' compiles both Dark Entries’ compilations of underground music from San Francisco (and the greater Bay Area) made between 1978-1983. Towards the end of the 70s, San Francisco’s experimental music scene clashed with the aftermath of punk and gave birth to a vibrant underground. By the early to mid 80s the DIY music scene of the Bay Area was a hotbed for experimental and quirky new wave, post punk, and synthpop, quite similar to New York’s No Wave scene and Berlin’s Neue Deutsche Welle. This compilation connects the (transit) lines between these varie… Read more
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VARIOUS - Bay Area Retrograde (BART) (Vol. 1 & 2), Dark Entries Records