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Thursday, 14 August

CAN - Out Of Reach (remastered 2014), Mute
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CAN

Out Of Reach (remastered 2014)

Mute

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: CDSPOON51

‘Out Of Reach’ has been unavailable in any official format since its original release in 1978 and is one of Can’s rarest, lesser-known albums. This is due in a large part to the fact that bassist Holger Czukay left the band and drummer Jaki Liebezeit has a reduced role, leaving most of the rhythm duties to percussionist come-lately Reebop Kwaku Baah. As on the group’s proper swansong, 1977’s ‘Saw Delight’, new bassist Rosko Gee largely leads the group, and his jazz-inflected playing is marvellous, especially on the centrepiece improvisations ‘November’ and ‘Serpentine’.
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CAN - Out Of Reach (remastered 2014), Mute
MARCEL DETTMANN - fabric 77: Marcel Dettmann, Fabric Worldwide
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MARCEL DETTMANN

fabric 77: Marcel Dettmann

Fabric Worldwide

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FABRIC153

The Berghain resident mans up a killer Fabric 77 selection heavily biased to his MDR label and own productions. Of 19 tracks on show, 15 of them are either original Dettmann productions, remixes or edits, or have been released by his label. It makes for a super-cohesive and distinguished selection, introducing the likes of Ryan James Ford with the pensive build of 'Arthure Iccon' and maintaining a slick tension and momentum throughout the mix from Terence Fixmer's creepy 'Inside Of Me' thru Dario Zenker's exclusive roller 'Nearlin', and Rob Hood's Monobox classic 'Film', to h… Read more
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MARCEL DETTMANN - fabric 77: Marcel Dettmann, Fabric Worldwide
JAMES YORKSTON - The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society, Domino Recording Co

JAMES YORKSTON

The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society

Domino Recording Co

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: WIGCD329

"James Yorkston, an artist not unfamiliar with the notion of collaboration, has opened the studio doors to a broad and brilliant selection of players on this his eighth studio album. Produced by Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor in London’s Livingston studio, it features KT Tunstall, The Pictish Trail, Rob Smoughton, Fimber Bravo and his long term collaborators Jon Thorne and Emma Smith. ‘The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society’ finds James at his most personal and reflective, following 2012’s ‘I Was A Cat From A Book’. What James and his collection of fi… Read more
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JAMES YORKSTON - The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society, Domino Recording Co
CRIME - Murder By Guitar, Superior Viaduct
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CRIME

Murder By Guitar

Superior Viaduct

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: KC012CD

*Reissue on Superior Viaduct* "San Francisco's first and only rock n' roll band, Crime loomed over the entire Mabuhay Gardens scene with their blistering 1976 single "Hot Wire My Heart." Crime's loose, damaged rock n' roll was as immediate as it was controversial. They were Punk by any definition, yet shunned the label with a guttersnipe sneer. Their meticulously cultivated aesthetic of S&M graphics and police uniforms produced some of the era's most indelible imagery. One of their finest moves was playing in the San Quentin prison yard. Formed by guitarists/vocalists Johnny Strike and Frankie … Read more
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CRIME - Murder By Guitar, Superior Viaduct

Thursday, 07 August

LUSSURIA - Industriale Illuminato , HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
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LUSSURIA

Industriale Illuminato

HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS

Format_dot_cdCD // £8.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HOS-420CD

*Incredible new album from one of the most intriguing artists on the Hospital Productions roster, mining the precious, uncomfortable space between early ‘80s Italian industrial music and the claustrophobia typified by Coil* Lussuria came to prominence with the release of three tapes as part of the ‘American Babylon’ series in 2012 which where eventually championed by the likes of Blackest Ever Black who listed them at the top of their 2012 year-end charts. Lussuria's opiated atmospheres bring together dark and brooding Industrial signatures with augmented and re-purposed fragments of s… Read more
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LUSSURIA - Industriale Illuminato , HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
FKA TWIGS - LP1, Young Turks Recordings Ltd
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FKA TWIGS

LP1

Young Turks Recordings Ltd

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: YTCD118

2014's most anticipated release is finally in our grubby mitts, marking a new pinnacle of R&B/pop composition. Helmed by the visionary singer, producer, writer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer Tahliah Barnett, 'LP1' sets a high benchmark for new pop and R&B, pulling together some of the most interesting studio alchemists around right now - Arca, Clams Casino, Paul Epworth and Devonte Hynes - for a project that far outweighs the sum of its parts. Augmenting the sublime templates of her two mind-blowing EPs, 'LP1’ slots everything together with a hyper-lucid logic and unreal geometry, from its polymetri… Read more
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FKA TWIGS - LP1, Young Turks Recordings Ltd
FALTYDL - In The Wild, Ninja Tune
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FALTYDL

In The Wild

Ninja Tune

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ZENCD212

Falty DL's 4th album finds the Brooklynite at his most diffuse, spacious, and dreamy. As you'd hope, there's still a strong, ductile rhythmic base to 'In The Wild' but it's largely mixed to tantalising effect, embedded fathoms deep within his radiant, dub-wise structures. Jazz and hip-hop are the album's touchstones, but heard thru a poetic prism of broken beat, electronica and latinate new age atmospheres shaping up to be some of Falty DL's most distinguished, nuanced productions. Previous single 'Danger' is the rudest thing here alongside 'Heart & Soul', with its 4Hero-style breaks, bass and cho… Read more
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FALTYDL - In The Wild, Ninja Tune
RICHARD H KIRK - The Many Dimensions Of, DIE STADT / INTONE
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RICHARD H KIRK

The Many Dimensions Of

DIE STADT / INTONE

Format_dot_cd3CD // £18.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: DS110

"This collection of recordings by Richard H Kirk contains the three albums for the first time on CD. CD 1-Richard H kirk-Reality is Opposite (guitars, breakbeats, electronics and digital interference in the sound of insurrection.) Cd 2- Orchestra Terrestrial-Umladen(classical analogue mood music) Cd 3-Richard H Kirk and the Arpeggio 13-Anonymized (minimalist analogue arpeggio workouts) All three albums were recorded between October 2010 and December 2011 as cities around the world were in turmoil. Richard H Kirk is a co founder and now sole member of electronic music pioneers Cabaret Voltaire and last year celebrated 40 years as an audio/visual artist."
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RICHARD H KIRK - The Many Dimensions Of, DIE STADT / INTONE
ROEDELIUS - Flieg Vogel Fliege, Bureau B
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ROEDELIUS

Flieg Vogel Fliege

Bureau B

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: BB125

**180g vinyl reissue of the 5th volume in Hans-Joachim Roedelius' self-portrait series. Originally issued in 1982** From Asmus Tietchens' liner notes: "Measured against its predecessors, however, the audio quality is notably superior on this edition. Roedelius clearly improved the sound of the old tapes in the process of compiling the pieces at the Erpel Studio in Vienna, also taking the opportunity to add a few tracks. Strictly speaking, these relatively complex multitrack recordings can no longer be bracketed together with the fleeting sketches as heard on the earlier albums. Now and ag… Read more
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ROEDELIUS - Flieg Vogel Fliege, Bureau B
EXTNDDNTWRK - Just Tracks, Fourth Dimension
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EXTNDDNTWRK

Just Tracks

Fourth Dimension

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: FD2CD92

Andrew Fearn ov Sleaford Mods presents a collection of cuts from his other project, Extnddntwrk. Some of our customers may also recognise Andrew's name from the Infant project he ran on Neo Ouija back between 2002-2004, but no mither if you don't, as 'Just Tracks' exhibits a whole other side of his production style. Twenty tracks cleft over two discs open up a mostly instrumental dimension of clipped, bit-crushed drums and icily minimal electronics with muted hues of melodic phrases, some sounding like cinematic scapes akin to Torn Hawk ('Garner') whilst others hark back to the moodier side of… Read more
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EXTNDDNTWRK - Just Tracks, Fourth Dimension
TRANS AM - Volume X, Thrill Jockey

TRANS AM

Volume X

Thrill Jockey

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: THRILL366CD

"There are a number of ways to interpret ‘Volume X’, the title of the new album by Trans Am. The first is obvious - it is the band’s tenth studio release, comprised of ten songs that display ten unique sides of Phil Manley, Nathan Means and Sebastian Thomson. You can also imagine a volume knob being cranked all the way up, the amplification level for an ideal Trans Am listening session. However, it can also be read as a representation of the band’s remarkable ability to express and even embody, unknown capacities, adopting bold stylistic and aesthetic shifts as a defining tenet of their quarter-cent… Read more
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TRANS AM - Volume X, Thrill Jockey
TRE MISSION - Stigmata, Big Dada
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TRE MISSION

Stigmata

Big Dada

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: BDCD246

Refreshing debut album of hip hop/grime fusion from Toronto-based MC/producer Tre Mission starring guest bars from Wiley, JME, Skepta and Murky Ace, among others. With 'Stigmata' Tre presents a unique, relatively outsider perspective on UK styles concisely mixed with North American hip hop memes. In the wrong hands this could be another dodgy slab of EDM "fusion" stodge, but Tre's the real deal, from the clipped and moody 2-step itchiness of 'On Road' to his tripped-out trap nod to Dizzee Rascal on 'Boy In The Corner' and, of course, the nimble slyding squares and R&G keys of 'Real Grind' with Wi… Read more
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TRE MISSION - Stigmata, Big Dada
NANA LOVE - Disco Documentary - Full Of Funk, BBE
"One of the most ‘mysterious’ Afro-Disco records produced in the late 70s; Nana Love’s “Disco Documentary – Full Of Funk”. The original master tapes were un-covered - and luckily in great shape - and in the process of restoring the tapes, un-released material was discovered, enriching this special package. Nana Love’s work, is a testament to the music’s most redeeming qualities: great musicianship, funky basslines and killer breaks. As a singer / songwriter in the leading role throughout, she [with production by Reindorf Oppong] lends a wonderfully balanced approach to the ar… Read more
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NANA LOVE - Disco Documentary - Full Of Funk, BBE
THE FAUNS - The Fauns, INVADA

THE FAUNS

The Fauns

INVADA

Format_dot_cd2CD // £12.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: INVFS01

*Digipack including a bonus disc of remixes, featuring Clint Mansell and Loops's Robert Hampson* "Invada re-release the debut self-titled album from The Fauns on a double CD version after 3 years of out of print. The album was originally released through the bands own record label ‘Laser Ghost’ and was championed by the likes of Clint Mansell, (Moon, Black Swan, Requiem For A Dream) who remixed the album cut 'Fragile' For a Limited edition Record Store Day 12”, and which is included on the bonus Disc."
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GRUMBLING FUR - Preternaturals, The Quietus Phonographic Corporation

GRUMBLING FUR

Preternaturals

The Quietus Phonographic Corporation

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: GID003CD

"Grumbling Fur’s ‘Preternaturals’ is the second release on the label run by The Quietus and is Grumbling Fur’s follow-up to the 2013 album ‘Glynnaestra’ (Thrill Jockey). Contemporary sun-kissed psychedelia with a strong pop edge - Depeche Mode in a stone circle - recalling Brian Eno, Penguin Café Orchestra, Beta Band, Super Furries, Coil, Talk Talk, Harmonia and Boards Of Canada, amongst others.”
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Friday, 01 August

ADEBISI SHANK - This Is The Third Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank, SARGENT HOUSE
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Thursday, 31 July

KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN & PIERRE BOULEZ - New Directions In Music, EL RECORDS
New Directions In Music includes Stockhausen’s 'Étude ConcrÈte’ (the composer’s first experimentation in musique concrète), and David Tudor s premiere recording of all four movements of Klavierstück XI. These works are complimented by Robert Craft’s historic New Directions in Music album comprising Stockhausen’s ‘Zeitmasse' (Time-measures) for five woodwinds and Pierre Boulez' 'Le Marteau sans maître' (The Hammer without a Master).
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NAOMI PUNK - Television Man, Captured Tracks

NAOMI PUNK

Television Man

Captured Tracks

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: CT209CD

"Over the last four years, Olympia-based punk trio Naomi Punk – featuring singer/guitarist Travis Coster, guitarist Neil Gregerson, and drummer Nic Luempert – have been lighting up DIY warehouses and large concert halls alike with their singular brand of mid-tempo, cathartic punk. Commencing their breakout 2012 debut ‘The Feeling’, Naomi Punk return to the fold with their sophomore record, ‘Television Man’ – their first for Captured Tracks. A key fixture in the Northwest DIY punk scene, Naomi Punk channel a similar energy to their contemporaries (Milk Music, Broken Water, Vexx, Gag) and the… Read more
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NAOMI PUNK - Television Man, Captured Tracks
NURSE WITH WOUND & GRAHAM BOWERS - ExcitoToxicity, Red Wharf
"The third studio album release from Nurse With Wound and Graham Bowers. ExcitoToxicity ... an excess of most things, both mentally and physically, although exciting and pleasurable, can easily accelerate and rapidly become toxic ... on a cellular level, deadly. We have thrown caution to the wind and gone overboard on the quality of the 8 Panel DigiPak artwork design and packaging for this release ... why? ... Graham liked all Steven's proposed paintings for the album ... so Steven decided we should feature them all ... on a heavy board in full gloss, on a matte background."
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NURSE WITH WOUND & GRAHAM BOWERS - ExcitoToxicity, Red Wharf

Thursday, 24 July

ALIAS - Pitch Black Prism, Anticon

ALIAS

Pitch Black Prism

Anticon

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: ABR0143CD

"Every year requires winter records. Those sounds that you reach for when cyclical freeze triggers a craving for icy synthesizers and sinister drums. This is where you’ll find Alias’ Pitch Black Prism, an alternately bleak and beautiful album built for headphones and hailstorms. “The image that stuck in my head for its tone was a figure illuminated just beyond the range of complete darkness,” says Alias. “I worked on it mostly it night, so it definitely has more of a nocturnal feel than any of my previous albums.” It’s a fitting metaphor for the Maine resident. Few places boast such a severe c… Read more
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ALIAS - Pitch Black Prism, Anticon
LAND OBSERVATIONS - The Grand Tour, Mute
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LAND OBSERVATIONS

The Grand Tour

Mute

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: CDSTUMM369

"Land Observations (aka musician and artist, James Brooks) presents ‘The Grand Tour’, the follow up to 2012’s debut album, ‘Roman Roads IV-XI’. Where the debut album was concerned with the roads of communication and conquest that stretched across the former Roman Empire and Republic, the new album creates an imaginary travelogue through Western, Central and Southern Europe with reference to the historic Grand Tour. The album was recorded on the edge of the Bavarian Alps on just one electric 6-string guitar - exploring the potential of the instrument in relation to layers, rhythm, melo… Read more
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LAND OBSERVATIONS - The Grand Tour, Mute
BRIAN REITZELL - Watch Dogs (Original Game Soundtrack), INVADA
"Brian Reitzell's musical score to the highly-anticipated open-world adventure game WATCH_DOGS. Full of infectious beats and atmospheric, retro-futuristic synths, the score is a further achievement from composer Reitzell, who has previously written music for Hannibal as well as working on multiple scores with acclaimed director Sofia Coppola, the latter of which has featured collaborations with French band AIR and Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine. WATCH_DOGS presents a dark journey through an alternate version of Chicago, while the score brings an eclectic feel t… Read more
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BRIAN REITZELL - Watch Dogs (Original Game Soundtrack), INVADA
MADLIB - Rock Konducta (Pt. 1 & 2), Madlib Invazion
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MADLIB

Rock Konducta (Pt. 1 & 2)

Madlib Invazion

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: MMS025CD

"The Complete Rock Konducta Experience, presented Here As A Double-CD Issue, Featuring 48 Untitled Tracks Across 2 CDs. Madlib’s Rock Konducta – the blatantly titled, rock-inspired entry in the producer’s long-running Beat Konducta instrumental series. Madlib announced his Rock Konducta album with a limited edition 45 made specifically for sale at the Zamrock Live! Madlib Medicine Show in San Francisco in early 2013. It was a fitting place to make the debut, as his previous Beat Konducta in Africa album was heavily inspired by Africa’s vibrant 70s rock scene, with a specific focus on Zambi… Read more
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MADLIB - Rock Konducta (Pt. 1 & 2), Madlib Invazion
ZIGURI - Kölsch-Schickert-Erdenreich, Bureau B
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ZIGURI

Kölsch-Schickert-Erdenreich

Bureau B

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: BB181

"Ziguri is a project formed by Krautrock legends Gunter Schickert, Udo Erdenreich and Dieter Kolsch. Active only from 1987 to 1997, the trio reformed in 2011 and now present their first album - some 27 years after they they broke up to be exact. The music: hypnotic trancepsychic rockdriven repetitive beats & bass lines, overlaid by floating patterns from Schickertís inimitable echodrive guitar."
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THE FATES - Furia, Finders Keepers Records
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THE FATES

Furia

Finders Keepers Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: 016EGGSCD

Originally scheduled for release on Halloween 1985 this privately pressed all female post-punk / broken-folk collective concept album was resurrected from the ashes of the original line-up of The Fall and Velvet Underground singer Nico’s Blue Orchids backing band at the command of pioneering Manchester female punk icon Una Baines before disappearing into the annals of UK punk purgatory. Comprising all the DIY traits and snarling attitudes of Manchester’s smartarsed punk retaliation, with haunting mechanical folk, pastoral drones and a back story that unites sleeve artist Linder Sterling (Ludus), Spide… Read more
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THE FATES - Furia, Finders Keepers Records
VAN DYKE PARKS - The Super Chief: Music For The Silver Screen, Bella Union

VAN DYKE PARKS

The Super Chief: Music For The Silver Screen

Bella Union

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: BELLACD392

"‘Super Chief: Music For The Silver Screen’ is an ‘orchestral fantasy’ inspired by a rail journey Van Dyke embarked upon across the United States in 1955. In Van Dyke Parks’ own words: “I’ve made an orchestral fantasy illustrating my first trip across the USA by rail, in 1955. This Suite is drawn from over a score of years, and as many films, now re-recorded from my archives as a film-music composer. […] In editing, I was surprised to discover my penchant for folk themes, reframed in orchestral settings. (There are countless quotes from the 19th century ‘The … Read more
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VAN DYKE PARKS - The Super Chief: Music For The Silver Screen, Bella Union

Thursday, 17 July

MOGWAI - Come On Die Young (2014 Deluxe 2CD edition), Chemikal Underground Records
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MOGWAI

Come On Die Young (2014 Deluxe 2CD edition)

Chemikal Underground Records

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: CHEM133CD

*Double CD edition featuring a bonus disc of 15 previously unreleased, rare and collectable outtakes from the recording sessions* ‘Come On Die Young’ was - and remains - a hugely accomplished, elegant and important album, setting a benchmark for the fierce intelligence that would characterise Mogwai’s future body of work. The reissue of ‘Come On Die Young’ - fifteen years after it originally hit the shelves - has been painstakingly put together by the band and label, unearthing more than an hour of bonus material. Previously unreleased racks are taken from the early Ch… Read more
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MOGWAI - Come On Die Young (2014 Deluxe 2CD edition), Chemikal Underground Records
ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE - Melt Into Nothing, Denovali Records
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ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE

Melt Into Nothing

Denovali Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: DEN200CD

"“Melt Into Nothing” is Ensemble Economique’s most lucid seance to date. The prolific Humboldt County musician has stripped layers off of his trademark haze but retained the beautiful desolation that’s earned him a rabid fanbase. The solo project of former Starving Weirdos member Brian Pyle, Ensemble Economique has crossed a land bridge from apocryphal world music and dusty soundtracks to gauzy 4AD-style atmospherics. Trellises of guitar embolden Pyle’s whispered, threadbare lyrics. On “Hey Baby”, the itinerant tone feels like an update on Neil Young’s stark and beautiful soundtr… Read more
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ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE - Melt Into Nothing, Denovali Records
STEN SANDELL & PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE - Jacana, Rune Grammofon
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STEN SANDELL & PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE

Jacana

Rune Grammofon

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: RCD2159

"The best improvisors are the ones that seem to invent and uninvent their instruments right in front of your eyes and ears. Swedish pianist Sten Sandell and Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love are two musical champions with a long experience of doing exactly that. ”Jacana”, the latest in our occasional series of unusual duo combinations, features the pair’s sparky improvised set captured at the 2013 Kongsberg Jazz Festival in southern Norway. ”Jacana”’s three tracks find the players flying close to the limits of their comfort zones, sometimes resembling the strange formality of A… Read more
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STEN SANDELL & PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE - Jacana, Rune Grammofon
MUSLIMGAUZE - Un-used Re-mix’s 1994-1995, Muslimgauze Archive Series
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MUSLIMGAUZE

Un-used Re-mix’s 1994-1995

Muslimgauze Archive Series

Format_dot_cdCD // £14.99

WORLD

Cat. Number: ARCHIVETWENTYEIGHT

**Limited edition of 500** "Not only has Muslimgauze’s work survived the death of Bryn Jones, so have his working methods; with so much worthwhile material still in the vaults and much of it having little in the way of information or context left by the artist upon his untimely passing, recent reissues and new releases have seen Staalplaat going largely by the way the working tapes were originally organized. Here we have an excellent example of the perils and rewards of that approach; eight mixes, just over an hour, of some of the dubbiest, most spacious material Jones ever put … Read more
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MUSLIMGAUZE - Un-used Re-mix’s 1994-1995, Muslimgauze Archive Series