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Thursday, 12 June

POWELL - Club Music T-Shirt (Grey on White - XL), DIAGONAL

POWELL

Club Music T-Shirt (Grey on White - XL)

DIAGONAL

Format_dot_stuffT-Shirt // £24.99

APPAREL

Cat. Number: DIAG-GREY ON WHITE TEE-XL

Limited Edition T-Shirt featuring Powell's Club Music logo. Small Diagonal logo by the neck on the reverse of the shirt. Tees are Anvil 980 adult lightweight shirts, 4.5oz and preshrunk cotton. Sizes: to fit chest in inches S (36") M (40") L (44") XL (48"). This is a size XL.

Thursday, 29 May

SOUL JAZZ RECORDS PRESENTS - Black Fire! New Spirits! Images of A Revolution - Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75, Soul Jazz Records
*Deluxe/Heavyweight 12” x 12” large format 200 page hardback book* ‘Black Fire! New Spirits!’, features hundreds of stunning photographs of radical and revolutionary jazz musicians whose work defined black America in the 1960s - John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Roland Kirk, Yusef Lateef, Alice Coltrane and many, many more. In the 1960s and into the early 1970s, jazz music in the USA was in an almost constant state of revolution with the music and lives of African- Americ… Read more
SOUL JAZZ RECORDS PRESENTS - Black Fire! New Spirits! Images of A Revolution - Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75, Soul Jazz Records
AHRKH - PUNARBHAVA, Tesla Tapes
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AHRKH

PUNARBHAVA

Tesla Tapes

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: TESLA019

"AHRKH is AP Macarte, regular Gnod head & bass head for heavy Carlisle based trio Manatees. He's had some sweet releases already this year on Sacred Tapes and Tombed Visions so Tesla is buzzing to finally get in on the action. Here we have 2 heavyweight mantras that invite total surrender and submission to the world of Ahrkh. This is a curtains closed, get horizontal affair and the listener will reap the benefits of being submerged and eventually drowned in the sea of PUNARBHAVA."
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RUN DUST & BARRY BRUSH - Carps (Vol. 1), Tesla Tapes
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RUN DUST & BARRY BRUSH

Carps (Vol. 1)

Tesla Tapes

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TESLA017

He's back and this time he's got company..errr..sorry. Run Dust and Barry Brush bring the ruckus on this tape which is getting released especially for Run Dusts show at Fat out Fest here in Salford, Run Dust has 2 Tesla Tapes already and a killer on release on the Trensmat label along with some impressive live shows and frantic energy which he is bringing back almost exactly a year to the date to Salford for this years Fat Out Fest.
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JEFRE CANTU-LEDESMA - Songs Of Remembrance, Psychic Troubles Tapes
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JEFRE CANTU-LEDESMA

Songs Of Remembrance

Psychic Troubles Tapes

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: PTT002

**Hand-numbered edition of 100 with download code redeemable from the label** Root Strata's main man follows a lush but abrasive drone session for Gábor Lázár's Last Foundation label with this suite of poignant ambient pop and modular electronic vignettes for Psychic Troubles Tapes. Recorded 2011-2013 at home in Berlin, Munich, San Francisco, Sausalito and Brooklyn, with further edits and compiling done at The Crown Heights Inn, Brooklyn, 2013, it's a beautiful collection lolling between watery shoegaze chords, stumbling drum machine patterns and washed out ambient signa… Read more
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JEFRE CANTU-LEDESMA - Songs Of Remembrance, Psychic Troubles Tapes
FAMOUS MOON KING - Famous Moon King, Tesla Tapes
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FAMOUS MOON KING

Famous Moon King

Tesla Tapes

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TESLA018

"Got back from a Gnod UK tour this year to discover a cdr entitled Famous Moon King in the Tesla merch box, After some investigation nobody claimed it as theirs and could find no info online or on the grapevine about the Famous Moon King. Spent some time with the music from this cdr and decided that this had to go to tape. Its such a cheeky, pulsating emotive collection of grooves that it would be just downright selfish not to share it with folk. Thank you Famous Moon King who ever you are..."
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Thursday, 22 May

MARTIN HANNETT - Pleasures Of The Unknown, Ozit
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MARTIN HANNETT

Pleasures Of The Unknown

Ozit

Format_dot_stuffBook (204 Pages) // £16.49

BOOKS

Cat. Number: 9780954931247

"204 page book by Chris Hewitt - the first factual book on how a Manchester boy into Biggles and William books and visiting bus garages would become a world renowned engineer who produced Joy Division, New Order, Pauline Murray, Stone Roses and Happy Mondays and many more. Hannett's weird ways of studio working are examined in detail. Pleasures of the Unknown reveals new details of Hannett’s life on almost every page. Many are surprising, and all of them intriguing. The book covers a wider remit than the film, with more in depth interviews and discussions of Hannett's product… Read more
MARTIN HANNETT - Pleasures Of The Unknown, Ozit
VARIOUS - Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton : This Is Stones Throw Records (DVD), Stones Throw
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VARIOUS

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton : This Is Stones Throw Records (DVD)

Stones Throw

Format_dot_stuff2DVD+CD // £17.99

DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: STH2341DVD

The original soundtrack for recently released documentary, 'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records', packing exclusive joints from Madlib, plus retrospective highlights from Madvillain, J-Dilla, Aloe Blacc, Quasimoto, Mayer Hawthorne and more - 26 total. It's practically worth it for DAM-FUNK's ridiculous live freak-out and the ten exclusive cues from Madlib, but also works as a perfect primer on the label with cherry picked nuggets such as Dilla's 'Lightworks, Lootpack's 'The Anthem', Jaylib's 'McNasty Filth', and the live studio version of Aloe Blacc's 'I Need A Dollar'. Big up Stones Throw 4 eva!
VARIOUS - Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton : This Is Stones Throw Records (DVD), Stones Throw
VARIOUS - Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton : This Is Stones Throw Records (BLU RAY), Stones Throw
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VARIOUS

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton : This Is Stones Throw Records (BLU RAY)

Stones Throw

Format_dot_stuff2 BLU RAY+CD // £19.99

DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: STH2341BR

The original soundtrack for recently released documentary, 'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records', packing exclusive joints from Madlib, plus retrospective highlights from Madvillain, J-Dilla, Aloe Blacc, Quasimoto, Mayer Hawthorne and more - 26 total. It's practically worth it for DAM-FUNK's ridiculous live freak-out and the ten exclusive cues from Madlib, but also works as a perfect primer on the label with cherry picked nuggets such as Dilla's 'Lightworks, Lootpack's 'The Anthem', Jaylib's 'McNasty Filth', and the live studio version of Aloe Blacc's 'I Need A Dollar'. Big up Stones Throw 4 eva!
VARIOUS - Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton : This Is Stones Throw Records (BLU RAY), Stones Throw

Thursday, 15 May

MARTIN HANNETT - He Wasn’t Just a Fifth Member Of Joy Division : A Film About Martin Hannett, Ozit
A rough-cut, reportage-style 4-hour documentary setting the record straight on sonic alchemist and the architect of "The Manchester Sound", Martin Hannett, via interviews with all the usual Factory suspects - Tony Wilson, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Vini Reilly - and many others. Inside, they raise and answer the question of whether Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures' and 'Closer' albums would have become such seminal touchstones without Hannett's involvement, and also get down to the the technical nitty gritty of his unorthodox p… Read more
MARTIN HANNETT - He Wasn’t Just a Fifth Member Of Joy Division : A Film About Martin Hannett, Ozit
THE WIRE - Issue 364: June 2014, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 364: June 2014

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE364

Ben Frost on the cover of June's Wire issue and an in-depth interview with Dan Barrow covering his unique oeuvre. There's also a great piece on suave Ethio-funk artist Hailu Mergia - who's due to tour UK soon - alongside an enlightening article on the Italian Futurists' visit to the UK in 1914, a piece on Glasgow's incendiary Golden Teacher troupe, and more on Kasai Allstars, Jon Hassell, Global Ear in Rome, and all the usual features, news and reviews.

Thursday, 08 May

DORVAL & DEVEREAUX - Dorval & Devereaux, Moon Glyph
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DORVAL & DEVEREAUX

Dorval & Devereaux

Moon Glyph

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: MG70

**C37 tape. Edition of 150** White Poppy & Samantha Glass dawn their debut dream pop collaboration as Dorval & Devereaux with the gauzy bliss of their eponymous entry for Oakland, CA's Moon Glyph. Gauging the sweetest mid-ground between White Poppy's shoegazy opiates and Glass's kosmische pulsations, 'Dorval & Devereaux' gently spirals thru eight heavy-limbed songs structured around gender-bending vocals, arcing synthlines and deliciously stoned post-punk guitar strokes. The atmosphere is balanced between hazy ambience and fuzzy shoegaze psychedelia, oscillating between the rit… Read more
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DORVAL & DEVEREAUX - Dorval & Devereaux, Moon Glyph
BJORK - When Bjork Met Attenborough, One Little Indian
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BJORK

When Bjork Met Attenborough

One Little Indian

Format_dot_stuffBlu-ray // £11.99

DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: BJORK538BLURAY

"Originally screened in the UK on Channel 4, ‘When Bjork Met Attenborough’ follows Bjork and Attenborough as they investigate and discuss the connection which exists between music and nature. Narrated by Tilda Swinton and inspired by Bjork's technological project ‘Biophilia’, which Attenborough provided a spoken introduction for, the film is a unique encounter between two of the most iconic thinkers of our time. Author and professor of neurology and psychiatry Oliver Sacks explains the extraordinary beneficial effects music has on our brains and explains why performing and engaging with music is something all if us should take more seriously…"
BJORK - When Bjork Met Attenborough, One Little Indian
BJORK - When Bjork Met Attenborough, One Little Indian
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BJORK

When Bjork Met Attenborough

One Little Indian

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £10.49

DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: BJORK538DVD

"Originally screened in the UK on Channel 4, ‘When Bjork Met Attenborough’ follows Bjork and Attenborough as they investigate and discuss the connection which exists between music and nature. Narrated by Tilda Swinton and inspired by Bjork's technological project ‘Biophilia’, which Attenborough provided a spoken introduction for, the film is a unique encounter between two of the most iconic thinkers of our time. Author and professor of neurology and psychiatry Oliver Sacks explains the extraordinary beneficial effects music has on our brains and explains why performing and engaging with music is something all if us should take more seriously…"
BJORK - When Bjork Met Attenborough, One Little Indian
LORD SKYWAVE - Cardamon Copy, Astro:Dynamics
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LORD SKYWAVE

Cardamon Copy

Astro:Dynamics

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ADCASS10

Astro:dynamics follow up their Alis and Vaghe Stelle releases with a suite of oneiric ambient pop experiments recorded to tape by former Simian, Simon Lord. Employing the unique fidelities of an old Tascam 4-track cassette recorder, Lord Skywave presents nine gauzy sketches of wispy synthlines and multi-tracked vocal harmonies imbued with a certain pastoral English quality and frayed Radiophonic electronics lending themselves to comparisons with everyone from Walls' Alessio Natalizia, Ekoplekz and The Boats.
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GRAHAM LAMBKIN - Came To Call Mine, Penultimate Press

GRAHAM LAMBKIN

Came To Call Mine

Penultimate Press

Format_dot_stuffBook // £19.99

NOW: £12.99

BOOKS

**Deluxe large format art book featuring 50 new full colour artworks with accompanying text** "Came to Call Mine is a deluxe new art book by visionary musician artist and writer Graham Lambkin. Playing out like a children's book for adults 'Came to Call Mine' features 50 all new colour illustrations coupled with corresponding texts. Over a year in the making these works are intrinsically detailed forays on the pencil-to-paper, mind-to-hand alliance. With only residual traces of human activity we explore a world of noxious environments; a nuclear windstorm singalong of joyous mutat… Read more
GRAHAM LAMBKIN - Came To Call Mine, Penultimate Press
GRAHAM LAMBKIN - Millows, Penultimate Press

GRAHAM LAMBKIN

Millows

Penultimate Press

Format_dot_stuffBook and CD // £14.99

BOOKS

**Includes CD** "The third release in series of publications focussing on the art of Graham Lambkin following 'Dumb Answer to Miracles' and 'Dripping Junk'. Millows brings together two previously unpublished works, both dating from 2004."
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Thursday, 01 May

TOBIAS PETERSSON - Amon Duul II & The Birth of Krautrock 1968-1972, Subliminal Sounds
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TOBIAS PETERSSON

Amon Duul II & The Birth of Krautrock 1968-1972

Subliminal Sounds

Format_dot_stuffBook // £32.49

BOOKS

Cat. Number: TAMARA1

*160 pages, hardcover. 500 COPIES only* "Amon Duul is one of the most important acts in psychedelic and progressive music of the 20th century. This is the story of their formative years (1968-72) and their unparalleled musical expression. Limited edition printing of 500 copies. Hardcover, 160 pages, Many rare illustrations and photos. The German rock band Amon Düül II quickly rose to prominence in West Germany due to their energetic live performances and the pioneering debut album Phallus Dei in the late 60s. They were frontrunners in what would be te… Read more
TOBIAS PETERSSON - Amon Duul II & The Birth of Krautrock 1968-1972, Subliminal Sounds

Thursday, 17 April

THE WIRE - Issue 363: May 2014, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 363: May 2014

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE363

The Wire praises "Game-Changing Compilations, Anthologies, A-Chronologies & Lists" with 22 pages of their writers reflecting on what, for many of us, were and are portals to brave and exciting new worlds in May's edition. Beside that, Okkyung Lee undertakes the Invisible Jukebox and former Hype Williams, now solo, provocateur Inga Copeland talks about her upcoming, John T. Gast-produced album with Joseph Stannard, and there's fascinating articles on '70s New Yorker, Jack Ruby, Officer!'s avant garde indie, and a Global Ear on Delhi. All the usual news, reviews and listings you need to know, too.
THE WIRE - Issue 363: May 2014, Wire

Thursday, 27 March

ATOM EYE - The Otolith Sessions, Forwind
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ATOM EYE

The Otolith Sessions

Forwind

Format_dot_stuffBook and CD // £24.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: FWD11

**CD + 50-page book of texts, images and "audio cookbook"** "The culmination of a year's worth of sound experiments with machines of a bygone era, The Otolith Sessions sees Elsie Martins 'Atom Eye' project realise it's most ambitious and complete work to date. A meticulously programmed full length as opposed to a collection of tracks the album develops and unfolds with a palpable sense of purpose and adventure over the albums six storied compositions. The visceral nature of the beautiful but abstruse music is no fluke but a deliberate result of the unhurried nature of the albums writing… Read more
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ATOM EYE - The Otolith Sessions, Forwind

Thursday, 13 March

THE WIRE - Issue 362: April 2014, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 362: April 2014

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMagazine + CD // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE362

*Includes the cover mount WIre Tapper 34 CD featuring Roj, Marsen Jules, Islet, Mesak and more...* Globe-trotting Dutch anarcho-punks The Ex stare down from the cover of this months issue. They give an extensive interview on "DIY survival strategies" alongside an excellent Mark Fisher article on Seaford Mods, a feature on Florian Hecker's "Philosophical acoustics", Drew Daniel on Slint, an invisible jukebox with Marissa Nadler, and a primer on early DIY synthesists beside all the usual news, reviews and listings.
NENADO - Your Sketch, Astro:Dynamics
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NENADO

Your Sketch

Astro:Dynamics

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ADCASS09

**Hypnagogic fug beats for fans of Actress and Opal Tapes** "Astro:Dynamics continue their run of form in 2014 by following releases from Alis and Vaghe Stelle with the debut release from the ever elusive Rasul Gafarov's Nenado moniker. Based in central Russia, Rasul has previously appeared on an erratic flow of 12"s under the name Lenta - including split 12"s with Software's Huerco S on the Other Heights label, and Ahu (the house/techno side project of Touch's Sohrab) on Iran's Shahr Farang label, and has performed rare shows at the likes of acclaimed Moscow club ARMA17. Whilst his work as Le… Read more
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NENADO - Your Sketch, Astro:Dynamics

Thursday, 06 March

JOHN FOXX - In The Glow Madrid 1983, METAMATIC
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JOHN FOXX

In The Glow Madrid 1983

METAMATIC

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £11.99

LIVE PERFORMANCE

Cat. Number: META46DVD

All region DVD documenting a 5 song performance by John Foxx at RTVE's Madrid TV studio in late 1983 during The Golden Section Tour. Includes brilliant versions of 'Twilight's Last Gleaming', 'The Hidden Man', 'Pater Noster', 'Systems Of Romance', 'Your Dress'.

Thursday, 27 February

DAVID HARRIS - Small Path Music with Laurent Jeanneau, Sublime Frequencies
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DAVID HARRIS

Small Path Music with Laurent Jeanneau

Sublime Frequencies

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £16.99

DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: SF082DVD

"Small Path Music was shot on location in Southeast Asia in 2010 with Laurent Jeanneau on his relentless quest to capture audio recordings of vanishing indigenous music from ethnic groups of this vast region. The documentary (shot over a period of eight months) takes us travelling with Laurent in the field through remote northern Laos and Yunnan Province of Southwest China and invites us into the world of the folk artists he explores. From shamanic rituals to love songs, historical epics to lamentations, his microphones document what he discovers there. Laurent tell… Read more
DAVID HARRIS - Small Path Music with Laurent Jeanneau, Sublime Frequencies

Thursday, 20 February

FRANCISCO LOPEZ - Presque Tout (Quiet Pieces:1993-2013), Line
**Audio DVD** "Francisco López is an artist who has continued to challenge listeners with the fringes of acoustic perception over his long career. 'Presque Tout' is a collection of works spanning 20 years of sonic activity. This 7 hour long edition presents some of the artist's most tantalizingly subtle pieces. Culled from many obscure and out-of-print editions, most of these compositions have been unavailable commercially for years. Presque Tout also contains the stunning new 3 hour work "Untitled #313." This data DVD edition contains 7 hours of audio files (uncom… Read more
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FRANCISCO LOPEZ - Presque Tout (Quiet Pieces:1993-2013), Line

Thursday, 06 February

HAROLD BUDD & JANE MARU - Jane 1-11 (2014 DVD Edition), Darla
"It's simple. I broke out and broke back to my earlier days: A triangle of risk, improvisation and joy -- as I say, very simple. My rules to myself were: No plan, no notes, no ideas, no microphones; except for Jane 1 I stuck to it. My other rule -- the most important one -- was: At least one piece per day, finished, mixed and not to be revisited again. Jane 7, 8, 9 were done in one day... Brad Ellis was my guide through this: An untiring day, ready to go again... To quote a letter to me from Mark Tobey: ... "It fell off the edge of my brush."" -- Harold Budd
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Thursday, 30 January

JAMAL MOSS (HIEROGLYPHIC BEING) - Acid Symphonic Op.01, Reel Torque
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JAMAL MOSS (HIEROGLYPHIC BEING)

Acid Symphonic Op.01

Reel Torque

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FAKTION3

**Inlay illustrated, designed and printed by SAVWO** Reel Torque's tertiary tape captures Windy City sorcerer Jamal Moss (Hieroglyphic Being, The Sun God) putting Teenage Engineering's Op.01 synthesiser thru its paces in an hypnotic hour long improvisation. Whilst Jamal's best known for jamming on vintage kit in classic Chicago style, the 'Acid Symphonic Op.01 Concert' is testament to an intuitive approach and fluidly psychedelic vision that can be practically applied to any bit of kit, proving the old adage; it's not what you use but how you use it that really … Read more
JAMAL MOSS (HIEROGLYPHIC BEING) - Acid Symphonic Op.01, Reel Torque
ALIS - Things Next Door, Astro:Dynamics
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ALIS

Things Next Door

Astro:Dynamics

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ADCASS8

Astro:dynamics present quite easily the best material we've heard so far from Sabina Plamenova aka Alis yet, a lovely suite of lo-fi dream-pop sketches recorded during downtime around a show in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. The music stands in stark contrast to her recent dancefloor moves on Don't Be Afraid and her own Opit label, erring closer to the psychedelic dub tropes of Negra Branca's amazing 'NB' LP, but juxtaposing her tender, soulful vocal loops against colder, minimalist ambient techno space where she lets her voice ring out like the plainsong of Julianna Barwick. It reveals a qu… Read more
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ALIS - Things Next Door, Astro:Dynamics

Thursday, 23 January

THE WIRE - Issue 360: February 2014, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 360: February 2014

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE360

A rather special edition of The Wire this month featuring the notoriously media-wary Jandek's first ever interview, given to David Keenen. It's an iconoclast-heavy issue, in fact, with Russell Haswell making for a typically entertaining Invisible Jukebox, and Shock Records founder, former Whitehouse member and Skullflower lynchpin Stefan Jaworzyn filling us in on his current practice - imminently due on record via BEB - plus informative interviews and features on Visionist, Madeira's art scene, Manchester Noise Above Noise events, Moodymann, the Multiple Tap festival, and Metalheadz alongside all the usual news, reviews and listings.
THE WIRE - Issue 360: February 2014, Wire

Thursday, 02 January

CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE - Running 'n Chanting 'n Falling 'n Ranting, Filipson Editions
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CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE

Running 'n Chanting 'n Falling 'n Ranting

Filipson Editions

Format_dot_stuffBook and CD // £39.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: plana-P alga044

**257-page book with 45-minute CD. A remarkable book documenting the little known 1970s video work by idiosyncratic artist and musician, Charlemagne Palestine through interviews, essay, still photographs, and the audio soundtracks to 'Body Music I', 'Body Music II', 'Island Song', 'Running Outburst' and 'Tying Myself Up'.** "Privately issued by the artist in collaboration with alga marghen, "Running and Chanting and Falling and Ranting" is quite a unique book presenting Charlemagne Palestine complete video production. “Body Music I” (1973) and “Body Music … Read more
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CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE - Running 'n Chanting 'n Falling 'n Ranting, Filipson Editions