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Thursday, 26 June

REMEMBER REMEMBER - Forgetting The Present, Rock Action Records

REMEMBER REMEMBER

Forgetting The Present

Rock Action Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: ROCKACT85CD

"Brand new studio album from Remember Remember, following on from ‘The Quickening’ (2011). Recorded in Glasgow at Castle Of Doom Studios by Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai, The Pastels, The Delgados, Super Furry Animals) and mastered at Abbey Road by Frank Arkwright (Mogwai, Johnny Marr, Rudimental, Arcade Fire)."
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Tuesday, 24 June

HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR - The Feast Of The Broken Heart, Moshi Moshi

HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR

The Feast Of The Broken Heart

Moshi Moshi

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MOSHICD57

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Thursday, 19 June

LUKE ABBOTT - Wysing Forest, Border Community
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LUKE ABBOTT

Wysing Forest

Border Community

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: 45BCCD

Four years on from the acclaimed 'Holkham Drones', Luke Abbott smudges deeper with this sublime sophomore LP. Titled in tribute to the Cambridge-based arts centre, 'Wysing Forest' feels more abstract than its predecessor, offering a bold but friendly challenge to those who simply wanted more of the same. To be fair it's not radically removed, but there are strong echoes of early radiophonic experimentation and a looser, noisier, ecstatically free-form approach to arrangement that unpredictably toys with our sense of anticipation and gratification. It's mixed as a play-through listen, each tra… Read more
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LUKE ABBOTT - Wysing Forest, Border Community
HOW TO DRESS WELL - What Is This Heart?, WEIRD WORLD
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HOW TO DRESS WELL

What Is This Heart?

WEIRD WORLD

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: WEIRD037CD

Tom Krell gets a makeover upgrade on his plush 3rd album as How To Dress Well. Building his business relationship with Domino's Weird World sublabel, his sound here uncannily bridges airbrushed R&B production, lo-fi indie pop and wistful Americana styles over twelve songs oscillating between defiantly robust and achingly delicate. It's still easy to draw a line back to the 'Love Remains' album which first endeared him to the world, but the instrumental palette is now richer, "realer" and carefully (not that it was ever messy) crimped to chamber-pop degrees. Confessing influence fr… Read more
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HOW TO DRESS WELL - What Is This Heart?, WEIRD WORLD
VARIOUS - Eccentric Soul: Capitol City Soul, Numero Group
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VARIOUS

Eccentric Soul: Capitol City Soul

Numero Group

Format_dot_cdCD // £17.49

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: NUM051CD

*CD Version splashed with a colorful spread of vivid archival imagery accumulated over a decade of research into the Columbus, Ohio culture. The liner notes serve as an in-depth history of Columbus soul music, linking The Capsoul Label with The Prix Label and Norman Whiteside's Wee project (recently sampled by Kanye West)* "Fifty records later, The Numero Group returns to its eccentric roots, Ohio's Capitol City and the sonorous Shangri-La carved out by the indefatigable Bill Moss. Filling in, around, and on top of our original The Capsoul Label collection, Capitol City Soul i… Read more
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VARIOUS - Eccentric Soul: Capitol City Soul, Numero Group
JACASZEK & KWARTLUDIUM - Catalogue des Arbres, Touch
**Jacaszek's debut album composition for Touch, performed by Kwartludium** "For the past decade or so, Polish musician Michal Jacaszek has been exploring a new, resolutely modern chapter in Eastern Europe’s long, storied love affair with classical music. His creations are painstakingly crafted collages of electronic textures and baroque instrumentation, harpsichords being swarmed by woolly static one minute and pulled apart by billowing wind the next. A push-and-pull tension runs deep and constant throughout. Ambient music is rarely so sonically challenging. Jacaszek has reco… Read more
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JACASZEK & KWARTLUDIUM - Catalogue des Arbres, Touch
CABARET VOLTAIRE - #7885 (Electropunk to Technopop 1978 – 1985), Mute
Curated by Richard H Kirk , #7885 (Electropunk To Technopop)’ compiles two distinct periods of Cabaret Voltaire - 1978-81 and 1983-85 - for the first time together on one release and follows the remastered vinyl release of ‘Red Mecca’ and already sold out box set ‘#8385 (Collected Works 1983-1985)’. Kirk explains: “I decided to gather the more concise elements of the work... Hence the choice of 7” singles, edits and shorter album tracks, a kind of soundbite take on CV.” The compilation travels from 1978-81 with a line up of Richard H Kirk, Stephen Mallinder and… Read more
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CABARET VOLTAIRE - #7885 (Electropunk to Technopop 1978 – 1985), Mute
VENETIAN SNARES - My Love Is A Bulldozer, Planet Mu
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VENETIAN SNARES

My Love Is A Bulldozer

Planet Mu

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ZIQ350CD

The beast returneth as a topless horsey chimera on the cover of his umpteenth album, delivered on Planet Mu from his Winnipeg nest. The press release quite rightly frames the twisting, bucking narrative and fusion of symphonic strings with complex percussion and Mr Funk's own vocals on 'My Love Is A Bulldozer' in the context of an opera. It's instantly reminded us of some total Venetian Snares classic such as 'Rossz Csillag Alatt Született' (2005) or even the still sublime 'Moonglow / This Bitter Earth' (2004) 7", but also incorporates a strong vocal presence ranging from jazzy … Read more
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VENETIAN SNARES - My Love Is A Bulldozer, Planet Mu
BORIS - Noise (Standard Edition), SARGENT HOUSE
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BORIS

Noise (Standard Edition)

SARGENT HOUSE

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: SH120CD

*CD Digipack with 16 page booklet* Boris has always demolished expectations of what a band can do musically and aesthetically. In keeping with that tradition, they again flip the script for the band’s first official release in three years by serving up their most all-encompassing effort to date. Noise is an amplification of BORIS’ endless pursuit of musical extremes while moving aggressive, intense rock into new territories. In writing Noise, BORIS was intent upon condensing all that the band had explored over the years, in order to create something more bold, streamlined and powerful. An… Read more
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BORIS - Noise (Standard Edition), SARGENT HOUSE
MIKE COOPER & STEVE GUNN - Frkwys Vol. 11 : Contos De Lisboa, RVNG Intl.
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MIKE COOPER & STEVE GUNN

Frkwys Vol. 11 : Contos De Lisboa

RVNG Intl.

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: FRKWYS11CD

**A serene confluence of compatible styles, FRKWYS Vol.11 pits itinerant avant-blues bard Steve Cooper with "six string squire" Steve Gunn** "On Cantos de Lisboa, Gunn and Cooper take emotive cues from Fado, the regional music of Portugal, which is in close plaintive spirit to the blues. A melancholy seeps into the music, while steering a wide berth from any bummer notes or pastiche. Cooper’s sparse effects toolkit and stately, gliding cadences are nimbly employed, while Gunn’s ashen voice and steady strum lend an intensely organic feel to the album’s improvisator… Read more
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MIKE COOPER & STEVE GUNN - Frkwys Vol. 11 : Contos De Lisboa, RVNG Intl.
WHITE HEX - Gold Night, felte
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WHITE HEX

Gold Night

felte

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.49

NOW: £7.49

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: FLT016

**RIYL HTRK, Cold Cave** "Female/male duo White Hex (Tara Green and Jimi Kritzler) released their debut album Heat in 2012 released on Avant! Records. 2014 sees their return with the follow up full-length, Gold Nights. The album is the second in a series of three thematically connected records which is based on a period of three years. The album's themes include tackling the deaths of friends over the past few years and somehow staying optimistic through that loss. Recorded after shows in Paris, Berlin, New York and Melbourne, Gold Nights explores Italo disco, minimalist techno and the more primi… Read more
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WHITE HEX - Gold Night, felte
XENO & OAKLANDER - Par Avion (Album), Ghostly International
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XENO & OAKLANDER

Par Avion (Album)

Ghostly International

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.49

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: GI218CD

Brooklyn's finest minimal wave duo take flight to Ghostly International for 4th album, 'Par Avion'. With their shift to more visible climes of the musical landscape, Liz Wendelbo and Sean McBride have tightened up and honed their already sharp sound to a pop potency, still dealing in romance for a colder age, but now with more variety and contrasts - from upbeat to downbeat, slow to fast, light to dark. "Par Avion's rich diversity of sounds comes at least in part from the fact that it's an album-long ode to synesthesia. As singer Liz Wendelbo explains, “Sound makes me think of a scent, … Read more
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XENO & OAKLANDER - Par Avion (Album), Ghostly International
CICCONE YOUTH (SONIC YOUTH) - The Whitey Album (Reissue), Goofin
Sonic Youth's quintessential 1988 Top-40 tribute album by their alter ego Ciccone Youth now available on CD from the band’s own Goofin’ imprint. Includes the classic “Burnin’ Up” featuring Mike Watt and Greg Ginn. Alternate mix of “MacBeth” appears as a hidden bonus track. In 1988, after hinting that a tribute to the Beatles’ White Album was in the works, the band about-faced and delivered this brain-sick celebration of pop-culture, experimental rock, Neu! and The Material Girl in particular. The album features such favorites as “MacBeth” (as well as a hidden bonus a… Read more
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CICCONE YOUTH (SONIC YOUTH) - The Whitey Album (Reissue), Goofin
MICHEL FABER & ANDREW LILES - Ohrwurm, Dirter

MICHEL FABER & ANDREW LILES

Ohrwurm

Dirter

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.49

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: DPROMCD104

Collaboration with the renowned author Michel Faber (The Crimson Petal and the White, The Fahrenheit Twins, Under the Skin) and Andrew Liles. ‘Ohrwurm' is a fantastical dark tale narrated by Michel with musical interludes, refrains, leitmotifs and sound design supplied by Liles. The CD is packaged in 6 panel pack with artwork by photographer Eva Faber and a booklet of the complete story.
CLEANERS FROM VENUS - Vol. 3, Captured Tracks
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CLEANERS FROM VENUS

Vol. 3

Captured Tracks

Format_dot_cd4CD // £28.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: CTBOX04CD

*4CD foldout wallet with booklet includes original liners written by Newell himself with unreleased photos* "The legendary lo-fi band Cleaners from Venus formed in the small town of Wivenhoe, southeast England at the turn of 1980s by Martin Newell. The man, the myth, but to rock singer and part-time kitchen porter with a love of sunny 1960s pop music, punk rock and musical comedy. He never cared much for any kind of musical rule book and broke new ground with music that garnered a cult following and a highly-influential sound that continues to inspire. These 4 albums are the final chapter in… Read more
CLEANERS FROM VENUS - Vol. 3, Captured Tracks
PAUL HAIG - Rhythm Of Life, Les Disques du Crepescule

PAUL HAIG

Rhythm Of Life

Les Disques du Crepescule

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.49

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: TWI188CD

"Les Disques du Crepuscule present a remastered CD edition of Rhythm of Life by Paul Haig, the debut solo album by the enigmatic pop moodist who first made his name with Postcard label art-punk legends Josef K. Rhythm of Life was originally released in November 1983 and recorded in New York and London by renowned producer Alex Sadkin. A collection of nine polished club pop tracks, the sessions featured a stellar case of guest musicians including Berni Worrell (Parliament/Funkadelic), Jack Waldman (Robert Palmer), Anton Fier (Feelies/Golden Palominos) and Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins). The album… Read more
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PAUL HAIG - Rhythm Of Life, Les Disques du Crepescule
DONOVAN BLANC - Donovan Blanc, Captured Tracks

DONOVAN BLANC

Donovan Blanc

Captured Tracks

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

NOW: £5.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: CT207CD

"Joseph Black and Raymond Schwab spent the years of 2011 - 2013 as full-blown pop junkies in a group called Honeydrum. Seeking ephemeral moments of truth and self-relevance, the two spent day after day on the third floor of a rundown building in a hole of a city in New Jersey, churning out what would become Honeydrum’s nine EPs. These releases stand as sonic manifestations of the two hook addicts’ pop addled brainwaves buried deep in blurry mires of fizz and fuzz. As with all growth both physical and metaphysical, the inevitable mutation of their vision was governed by evolutionary laws be… Read more
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DONOVAN BLANC - Donovan Blanc, Captured Tracks
GREYS - If Anything, carpark

GREYS

If Anything

carpark

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: CAK97

If Anything, the first full-length by Greys, is the young quartet’s own warped update of vintage post-punk; frenetic guitars running against walls of noise, held together by sharp strands of melody. Emerging from the vibrant Toronto punk scene, Greys are economical in their swift punches of noise, anchoring short bursts of mania with huge choruses. “Each song exists in its own space and represents different aspects of the things we like about noisy, dissonant music,” says singer/guitarist Shehzaad Jiwani. “But instead of being built solely around riffs, they were built with hooks in mind, too.” The … Read more
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GREYS - If Anything, carpark
JAD FAIR & DANIELSON - Solid Gold Heart, SOUNDS FAMILYRE

JAD FAIR & DANIELSON

Solid Gold Heart

SOUNDS FAMILYRE

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: SF47CD

"The words and primary voice are those of Jad Fair, that enduringly idiosyncratic artist revered in discerning pockets of the global indie rock underground for decades. Danielson’s Daniel Smith has long admired Fair, drawing inspiration from Half Japanese (the band Fair formed with his brother in the ‘70s) on through to his prolific career today. Their discussions of collaborating finally came to fruition when Joyful Noise Recordings designated Fair its “Artist In Residence” for 2014 and Danielson was tapped as one of 4 artists (including R. Stevie Moore; Teenage Fanclub's Norman B… Read more
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JAD FAIR & DANIELSON - Solid Gold Heart, SOUNDS FAMILYRE

Thursday, 12 June

MARTYN - The Air Between Words, Ninja Tune
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MARTYN

The Air Between Words

Ninja Tune

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: ZENCD213

Martyn continues the wholesale switch to House and broken beat with ace 3rd album, 'The Air Between Words' for Ninja Tune. The D&B, techno and dubstep influences are now bound tighter into his inimitably slinky, driving arrangements, compared with the diversity of debut album 'Great Lengths' (2009) and the darker 'Ghost People' (2011) for Brainfeeder. 'The Air Between Words' feels fluid and organic, flowing naturally from piece to piece with an effortlessness that's become Martyn's signature. Ten tracks are sequenced sweetly from the field recorded textures and warm chords of 'Forgiveness… Read more
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MARTYN - The Air Between Words, Ninja Tune
BRIAN REITZELL - Auto Music, Smalltown Supersound
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BRIAN REITZELL

Auto Music

Smalltown Supersound

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.49

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: STS240CD

LA's celebrated soundtrack supervisor, composer and musician Brian Reitzell yields his most personal vision of cosmic highway sounds on 'Auto Music' starring guest spot from Kevin Shields (MBV), among others. In recent years Brian's probably best known for his work with Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), whom he collaborated with on the score and soundtrack for Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring', beside his work on the acclaimed 'Watch Dogs' computer game soundtrack, and playing on Air's 'Le Voyage Dans La Lune' soundtrack. Factor in previous work wrangling Kevin Sheilds out of hibernation for… Read more
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BRIAN REITZELL - Auto Music, Smalltown Supersound
MOEBIUS STORY LEIDECKER - Snowghost Pieces, Bureau B
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MOEBIUS STORY LEIDECKER

Snowghost Pieces

Bureau B

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: BB167

"Many brightly shining planets orbit the twin central star of Cluster (Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius). To be clear: as soloists Roedelius and Moebius have long since worked with all kinds of musicians whose congenial contributions add even more colour to the polychromatic Cluster world. Yet no matter how distinctly their guests' creativity is expressed, Cluster's character is consistently audible. "Snowghost Pieces" very much fits the pattern: Tim Story, a distinguished electronic musician who had previous experience of working with Roedelius (Lunz, for example) and… Read more
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MOEBIUS STORY LEIDECKER - Snowghost Pieces, Bureau B
SONIC YOUTH - Daydream Nation (Reissue), Goofin
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SONIC YOUTH

Daydream Nation (Reissue)

Goofin

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: GOO017CD

Daydream Nation was Sonic Youth’s sixth full-length, their first double-LP, and their last for an indie label before signing with Geffen. Widely considered to be their watershed moment, the album catapulted them into the mainstream and proved that indie bands could enjoy wide commercial success without compromising their artistic vision. More recently, Daydream Nation has been recognized as a classic of its time: Pitchfork ranked it #1 on their “100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s”; It was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Re… Read more
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SONIC YOUTH - Daydream Nation (Reissue), Goofin
WILL SAUL - DJ-Kicks (Album), !K7 Records

WILL SAUL

DJ-Kicks (Album)

!K7 Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: K7316CD

Aus Music's Will Saul in the driving seat for DJ-Kicks' latest edition. A seamless 24-track sequence of sophisticated modern house touching on all corners of the deep and techy spectrum with cuts from Sei A, Axel Boman, Marquis Hawkes, Legowelt, Cottam, Youandewan, Gerry Read, October, Animal Hands and more.
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HOWE / SEAMAN - Minor Distance, Cotton Goods
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HOWE / SEAMAN

Minor Distance

Cotton Goods

Format_dot_cdCD // £7.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: MINORDISTANCEREG

*Regular Digipak Edition, includes an instant download for the whole album plus 4 bonus remixes from Cotton Goods head honcho The Humble Bee* This collaboration between Bill Seaman and Daniel Howe came about after the pair exchanged ideas and recordings while both where travelling separately - in effect making for an album recorded between North Carolina, Seoul, Bremen, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hong Kong, Thailand, Mainland China and New York - covering a bit more than the "Minor Distances" referred to in the title. The recordings began life with Howe's improvised guitar recordings and Seaman's s… Read more
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HOWE / SEAMAN - Minor Distance, Cotton Goods
MICHAEL CHAPMAN - Playing Guitar The Easy Way, Light In The Attic

MICHAEL CHAPMAN

Playing Guitar The Easy Way

Light In The Attic

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: LITA114

"Along with Bert Jansch, Roy Harper, and John Martyn - Michael Chapman is one of the most influential and important British singer/songwriter/folk guitarists of his generation. Like his peers, Chapman blended traditional folk influences with rock and jazz overtones for a unique sound that remains fresh to this day. Michael Chapman is also legendary for discovering electric guitar maverick Mick Ronson and recording with him before David Bowie did! Chapman also utilized string arranger Paul Buckmaster (whose name appears on early 70’s LPs by Elton John, the Rolling Stones and… Read more
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MICHAEL CHAPMAN - Playing Guitar The Easy Way, Light In The Attic
NIGHTMARES ON WAX - N.O.W Is The Time (CD Edition), Warp Records

NIGHTMARES ON WAX

N.O.W Is The Time (CD Edition)

Warp Records

Format_dot_cd2CD // £10.49

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: WARPCD248

"George ‘E.A.S.E’ Evelyn, AKA Nightmares On Wax, has released a range of records over 25 years that have been integral to cultural movements and electronic music. This album comprises of the best of tracks from Nightmares On Wax ‘By Day’ and ‘By Night’ over the past 25 years, plus rarities and remixes. .."
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MUNGO'S HI FI - Serious Time, SCOTCH BONNET

MUNGO'S HI FI

Serious Time

SCOTCH BONNET

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.49

DUB / REGGAE

Cat. Number: SCOBCD004

Ripe for summer, full spectrum sound system styles from Mungo's Hi-Fi and the Scotch Bonnet posse. 15 tracks covering roots, digidub, dubstep and dancehall reggae sounds vocalled by YT, Warrior Queen, Soom-T, Solo Banton, Cornel Campbell, Pupajim, Mr. Williams and many more.
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VARIOUS - Wheedle's Groove: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie Volume II 1972-1987, Light In The Attic
*CD housed in deluxe Stoughton “Tip-On” gatefold jacket. Compiled by DJ Supreme La Rock, all tracks re-mastered with new liner notes by Jonathan Zwickel with band interviews and rare archive photos* "In 2004, the first volume of Wheedle’s Groove shone a light on the formerly unheralded soul scene in 1960s and ‘70s Seattle, followed by a new album in 2008, and then an award winning feature-length documentary film. The on-going Wheedle’s Groove series continues to present a vast chapter of the city’s musical heritage that has little to do wi… Read more
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VARIOUS - Wheedle's Groove: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie Volume II 1972-1987, Light In The Attic
DONNIE & JOE EMERSON - Still Dreamin' Wild: The Lost Recordings 1979-81, Light In The Attic

DONNIE & JOE EMERSON

Still Dreamin' Wild: The Lost Recordings 1979-81

Light In The Attic

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NOW: £7.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: LITA115

*All tracks newly re-mastered from original tapes, liner notes by Jack D. Fleischer, interviewing Donnie & Joe* "Some people have to wait for fame; some people wait even longer than most. Donnie and Joe Emerson are in a league of their own. As teenagers in Fruitland, Washington in the late ‘70s, the farming brothers dreamed of being heard. The synthesizers were sometimes crude and the 8-track recorder had its limitations, but the brothers aimed at nothing short of perfection in their home studio on the farm. They titled their 1979 debut "Dreamin’ Wild… Read more
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DONNIE & JOE EMERSON - Still Dreamin' Wild: The Lost Recordings 1979-81, Light In The Attic