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Thursday, 16 October

THE WIRE - Issue 369: November 2014, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 369: November 2014

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMagazine + CD // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE369

*Includes a 20-track Wire Tapper CD* Richard Dawson, he of 'The Magic Bridge', appears on the jacket of this month's edition with half his face covered by a 20-track copy of the Tapper 36, including music from Susanna, Der Plan, Esa Shields RapoonTomaga and many more. There's also an Invisible Jukebox with Cooly G, Belgian composer Moniek Darge in cross-platform, articles on Katei Gately, Ascetic House, Beatrice Dillon, and a fine primer on Autechre's myriad remix works. All the usual news, reviews, listings, too.
EVOL - Wormhole Shubz (Booklet), ENTR'ACTE
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EVOL

Wormhole Shubz (Booklet)

ENTR'ACTE

Format_dot_stuffBooklet + Digital Download Code // £6.99

EXTREME / NOISE / COMPUTER MUSIC

Cat. Number: E122

**Expanded A5 booklet edition 2014, including interview with Eric Persing, creator of the Alpha Juno's infamous "Hoover" patch, plus download code** For the past three years experimental computer music cell, Evol has been de-constructing rave culture icons under radically different compositional strategies. On a 7" and 10" for the Alku imprint, they've been caught f**king with air-horns and the classic hoover, or mentasm sound - a preset originally called the "What The?" patch developed by Eric Persing for the Roland Alpha Juno synth and most commonly associated with early '90s rave Tech… Read more
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EVOL - Wormhole Shubz (Booklet), ENTR'ACTE

Thursday, 02 October

BONOBO - The North Borders Tour. — Live., Ninja Tune

BONOBO

The North Borders Tour. — Live.

Ninja Tune

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ZENCD202X

Deluxe CD and DVD set in special packaging with a 72 page portrait sized hardback clothbound book in wibalin fine linen wrap with cyclus offset inner pages containing live photographs, Bonobo Instagram tour diary, anecdotes from Simon, the band and crew and a foreword by Gilles Peterson. The DVD contains 60 minutes of live footage taken at Pula Amphitheatre (a genuine Roman Amphitheatre and among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the World) and The Roundhouse, interspersed with documentary footage and extras including photo gallery, extra videos and a time lapse video.
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BONOBO - The North Borders Tour. — Live., Ninja Tune

Thursday, 11 September

THE WIRE - Issue 368: October 2014, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 368: October 2014

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE368

Robert Fripp on the cover of this month's edition, talking about "the ongoing saga of the reformed group and the legacy of their vast archives.Also features on Pharmakon; "master inventor" Bruce Lacey; Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar; Gazelle Twin, Jeremiah Cymerman. A global ear on DSarmstadt,Grumbling Fur do the Invisible Jukebox, and all the usual news, reviews and (incomplete) listings.
REFUSENIK - Musikaliszer Pinkos, SLIP DISCS
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REFUSENIK

Musikaliszer Pinkos

SLIP DISCS

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SLP008

**Military grey-coloured cassette with insert. Housed in Hand-stencilled card box** "Musikaliszer Pinkos [SLP008] is the Lithuanian composer Arturas Bumšteinas’ first recording issued through Slip Discs, under his REFUSENIK alias. Recorded on a Polyvox synthesiser salvaged from a local market in Vilnius, this substantial suit of analogue meditations sees the composer approach material sourced from a Hebrew music book of the same name, published by cantor Abraham Berenstein in Vilna (1927). Surpassing mere analogue fetishism, Bumšteinas’ album is grounded upon a delicate flow betwee… Read more
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REFUSENIK - Musikaliszer Pinkos, SLIP DISCS
TCR - Study 1: SNAZ, SLIP DISCS
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TCR

Study 1: SNAZ

SLIP DISCS

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SLP009

**Excellent, Deranged avant-dance music from the Slip Discs co-founder. For fans of Micachu, Patten, G.O.D. Military grey-coloured cassette with insert. Housed in Hand-stencilled card box** "SNAZ [SLP009] is the first in a series of deranged dancefloor studies by Tom Rose, for which he is adopting his TCR moniker. Bookended by two remixes of cuts from Micachu’s Meat Batch Mix with Kwake Bass and I’m Not Dancing EP with Tirzah are three TCR originals borne out of an admiration for the producer’s bludgeoning and eccentric dance music. On Leaves, Vixen and Peach, TCR contorts blunted beats into gl… Read more
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TCR - Study 1: SNAZ, SLIP DISCS
SOPHIA LOIZOU - Chrysalis, Astro:Dynamics
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SOPHIA LOIZOU

Chrysalis

Astro:Dynamics

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.49

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: ADCASS12

**Debut LP of brooding neo-classical/noise composition built from deconstructed instrumentation fed thru computer software and analog hardware by Sophia Loizou. Mixed & mastered by Paul Jebanasam. Edition of 100 designed by Alex Digard. RIYL Roly Porter, Ben Frost, The Haxan Cloak**"Astro:Dynamics return with Sophia Loizou's debut album, and indeed debut release, in the form of Chrysalis. It is an exploration of conflict and balance. Using a unique set of sonic transformations, synthetic materials and archival recordings of life both natural and mechanised, the work depicts forms across … Read more
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SOPHIA LOIZOU - Chrysalis, Astro:Dynamics

Thursday, 14 August

MARRECK - Mechanism, Tesla Tapes
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MARRECK

Mechanism

Tesla Tapes

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: TESLA020

**Artwork by Dr.Me. Edition of 50** Michel Hann (Rejections) shape-shifts into Marreck for his 2nd cassette on Tesla Tapes. Stepping on from the Ballardian infatuations and physical blows of his releases for Opal Tapes and Jehu and Chinaman, he's conceived a pointedly streamlined, visceral sound on 'Mechanism' which attempts to burrow right into any willing/unwilling host in proximity. The nine minutes of steam-powered, pneumatic pulses and eviscerating distortion in 'Prima' leave a serrated incision where 'Descending' enters and spreads like some vicious noise virus, before the banking squeal… Read more
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MARRECK - Mechanism, Tesla Tapes
THE WIRE - Issue 367: September 2014, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 367: September 2014

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE367

Dean Blunt fronts the September issue of The Wire. David Keenan talks black metal, free jazz and life after Hype Williams with the mercurial East Londoner. There's also an interview with David Rosenboom, a primer on Pharoah Sanders, a typically ace interview with the man like Slackk, Justin Broadrick does the Invisible Jukebox, and there's much more on Drew Mulholland, Catherine Lamb, Sarah Angliss, and all the usual news and reviews.

Thursday, 07 August

STANDARD PLANETS / ARTHUR'S LANDING - Dumbo Dumbo / Miracle, Fin-A-Dee Six Records
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STANDARD PLANETS / ARTHUR'S LANDING

Dumbo Dumbo / Miracle

Fin-A-Dee Six Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: FIN002

"Fresh from their debut release - a collaboration with kraut legend Harald Grosskopf (RVNG, Sky) (Ashra Tempel, Manuel Gottsching, Klaus Schulze), Standard Planets release their second single, a collaboration with Arthur's Landing: a collective of musicians who worked extensively with revered avant-disco producer Arthur Russell throughout his life. The A side of the release is a never before recorded or released Arthur Russell song 'Dumbo Dumbo'. Arthur attempted this song during the infamous CBS/Dinosaur L recording sessions of 1978 but was abandoned for r… Read more
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STANDARD PLANETS / ARTHUR'S LANDING - Dumbo Dumbo / Miracle, Fin-A-Dee Six Records

Thursday, 31 July

DEMDIKE STARE - Testpressing#006 (T-Shirt / Positive Print / Yellow / Small), Modern Love

DEMDIKE STARE

Testpressing#006 (T-Shirt / Positive Print / Yellow / Small)

Modern Love

Format_dot_stuffT-Shirt // £16.99

APPAREL

Cat. Number: DDSTEETP6-POS-YELLOW-SMALL

Limited Edition Demdike Stare screen-printed T-shirts with artwork by Alex Solman. Tees are Gildan Premium, 100% cotton pre shrunk jersey knit 185gsm Seamless set-in rib knit 7/8" collar. Taped neck and shoulders. Sizes: to fit chest in inches S (34-36) M (38-40) L (42-44) XL (46-48). This is a size SMALL.
DEMDIKE STARE - Testpressing#006 (T-Shirt / Positive Print / Yellow / XL), Modern Love

DEMDIKE STARE

Testpressing#006 (T-Shirt / Positive Print / Yellow / XL)

Modern Love

Format_dot_stuffT-Shirt // £16.99

APPAREL

Cat. Number: DDSTEETP6-POS-YELLOW-XL

Limited Edition Demdike Stare screen-printed T-shirts with artwork by Alex Solman. Tees are Gildan Premium, 100% cotton pre shrunk jersey knit 185gsm Seamless set-in rib knit 7/8" collar. Taped neck and shoulders. Sizes: to fit chest in inches S (34-36) M (38-40) L (42-44) XL (46-48). This is a size XL.

Thursday, 24 July

STAR TURBINE - Fuse Editions 002, Bomb Shop

STAR TURBINE

Fuse Editions 002

Bomb Shop

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £8.49

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: FUSEEDITIONS002

"The second in the Fuse Editions series presents two live performances by Star Turbine - one recorded at Fuse Art Space, Bradford, on the 27th of February 2014, and another from Nundungeon, Edinburgh, on the 1st of March 2014. Released on limited cassette and digital formats in July 2014. Star Turbine are Sindre Bjerga and Claus Poulsen. Working mainly with electronics and prepared amplified objects, they have toured their unique soundscapes throughout Europe over the last two years."
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Thursday, 17 July

BONNY BILLY & THE PICKET LINE - Funtown Comedown, Drag City
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BONNY BILLY & THE PICKET LINE

Funtown Comedown

Drag City

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: SN17CS

*New edition on limited cassette.* Recorded live in a communal setting, surrounded by friends and family, this new release from Will Oldham and cohorts approaches bluegrass music from a joyous and youthful angle, committed to tape whilst nestled deep in the wilds of Kentucky. The seven players come together to play Bonnie 'Prince' Billy originals, songs from The Picket Line's own repertoire and one or two covers, including Merle Haggard's 'Rambling Fever'. The tone is raw and upbeat for virtually the entire duration, and it's great to hear Oldham embracing such roo… Read more
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BONNY BILLY & THE PICKET LINE - Funtown Comedown, Drag City

Thursday, 10 July

AUDINT (KODE9 & TOBY HEYS) - AUDINT T-Shirt (White on Black / Medium), AUDINT
Limited Edition T-Shirt featuring the AUDINT logo. Tees are Hanes 5180 Beefy-T, 100% cotton jersey, 6.1 oz. Sizes: to fit chest in inches S (34-36) M (38-40) L (42-44) XL (46-48). This is a size MEDIUM.
AUDINT (KODE9 & TOBY HEYS) - AUDINT T-Shirt (Brown on Black / Medium), AUDINT
Limited Edition T-Shirt featuring the AUDINT logo. Tees are Hanes 5180 Beefy-T, 100% cotton jersey, 6.1 oz. Sizes: to fit chest in inches S (34-36) M (38-40) L (42-44) XL (46-48). This is a size MEDIUM.
AUDINT (KODE9 & TOBY HEYS) - AUDINT T-Shirt (Black on White / Medium), AUDINT
Limited Edition T-Shirt featuring the AUDINT logo. Tees are Hanes 5180 Beefy-T, 100% cotton jersey, 6.1 oz. Sizes: to fit chest in inches S (34-36) M (38-40) L (42-44) XL (46-48). This is a size MEDIUM.
AUDINT (KODE9 & TOBY HEYS) - AUDINT T-Shirt (Black on White / Large), AUDINT
Limited Edition T-Shirt featuring the AUDINT logo. Tees are Hanes 5180 Beefy-T, 100% cotton jersey, 6.1 oz. Sizes: to fit chest in inches S (34-36) M (38-40) L (42-44) XL (46-48). This is a size LARGE.
AUDINT (KODE9 & TOBY HEYS) - AUDINT Hoody (White on Black / Large), AUDINT
Limited Edition T-Shirt featuring embroidered AUDINT logo. Hooded sweatshirts are Gildan 12500 DryBlend, 50% Cotton / 50% DryBlend Polyester, 9.3 oz. Sizes: to fit chest in inches S (34-36) M (38-40) L (42-44) XL (46-48). This is a size LARGE.
SCHOOL HOUSE - Soft Focus, TOMBED VISIONS
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SCHOOL HOUSE

Soft Focus

TOMBED VISIONS

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TV11

**Housed in oversized case with 2-panel inlay. Edition of 50** "School House is the lo-fi solo guise of Peter J Taylor, a British composer whose work primary focuses on multiple guitar compositions, focusing on extended techniques, custom tunings and adaptive notation to explore the harmonies of micro-tonal change in overtones. Stretching his ensemble pieces to include upwards of 26 axes, Taylor’s work has gained steady renown across Europe and comparisons to the likes of Rhys Chatham and Glenn Branca. On Soft Focus, Taylor boils the main components of his compositional concerns down to … Read more
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SCHOOL HOUSE - Soft Focus, TOMBED VISIONS
THE WIRE - Issue 366: August 2014, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 366: August 2014

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMagazine + CD // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE366

*Includes a 20-track Wire Tapper CD* August's edition is fronted by multi-instrumentalist St. Vincent, who's also interviewed by Joseph Stannard inside. Lee Gamble gives one of his most in-depth interviews in advance of his new gear for PAN, and electro-acoustic composer/improvising vocalist Trevor Wishart details his ideas of "elitism for all". Californian sound artist/recordist Bernie Krause submits to the Invisible Jukebox, and there's more on Huddersfield's sound system culture, Günter Schickert's new trio, Ziguri, and all the usual new, reviews, listings that you need to know
THE WIRE - Issue 366: August 2014, Wire
I HAVE EATEN THE CITY - Secret Paths, TOMBED VISIONS
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I HAVE EATEN THE CITY

Secret Paths

TOMBED VISIONS

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: TV10

**Cassette mounted on vacuum formed tray in oversized case. 2-panel inlay printed on 300gsm receycled stock. 100 copies for the world** "Their first recorded album since 2007, ‘Secret Paths’ is I Have Eaten The City’s tour-de-force. This trio of multi-instrumentalists could easily be seen as a microcosm for the practices of Toronto’s wider experimental music scene, the breadth and fluidity of their experimentations throughout their discography showcasing an alarmingly diverse range influences and atmospheres, of which ‘Secret Paths’ is a clear apex. The astonishing opener ‘Eyo… Read more
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I HAVE EATEN THE CITY - Secret Paths, TOMBED VISIONS

Thursday, 03 July

JACOB KIRKEGAARD - Live in Tilburg (Part I & II), SNUG LIFE
**Edition of 100 with custom artwork by Marlous Tode** Immersive live recording of a presentation by sound artist Jacob Kirkgaard at ZXZW festival (now called Incubate) in Tilburg, Holland, 2007. The two recordings, thought lost for years and now rescued by Snug Life, document Kirkegaard's matching the resonant frequencies of the venue, NS16, to make the space itself part of the performance, in line with his artistic praxis dealing with acoustic phenomena and "secret sounds" at the threshold of human hearing perception. RIYL, Roly Porter, Vainio, Emptyset!
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Thursday, 12 June

QUILTLAND - Sisto, Astro:Dynamics
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QUILTLAND

Sisto

Astro:Dynamics

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ADCASS11

Stockholm's Frida-Li Lovgren aka Quiltland caters to Astro:dynamics' wide-open agenda with a beuatifully emotional rollercoaster of trance crescendos and new age Scando synth romance. 'Sisto' is Quiltland's debut album and introduction to the wider listening public following low key appearances on Amdiscs and a tour tape split with the excellent Sand Circles. He's in good company on the Astro:dynamics roster, with whom he shares a certain wayward, free-styling sensibility attempting to swerve convention in favour of what feels right and good. The A-side manifests that aesthetic in six pieces ran… Read more
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QUILTLAND - Sisto, Astro:Dynamics
THE WIRE - Issue 365: July 2014, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 365: July 2014

Wire

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MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE365

The Boredoms drummer Yoshimi P-We is on the cover and in interview about her gamelan playing in 00I00 this month. Currently touring Europe, Argentina's Alan Courtis is subject of an in-depth survey of his itinerant agenda, and there's a fascinating piece on Stockholm's EMS studios and its clients. Also, conceptualist Basque sound artist Mattin visits Lagos, Butterz do the Invisible Jukebox, and there's features on Chicagi footwork yunger, DJ Taye, Karen Gwyer, and Shanghai-based noise unit, Torturing Nurse, plus all the usual news, reviews, listings etc.

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
RUN DUST & BARRY BRUSH - Carps (Vol. 1), Tesla Tapes
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RUN DUST & BARRY BRUSH

Carps (Vol. 1)

Tesla Tapes

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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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Thursday, 22 May

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