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Thursday, 18 September

FIRST PLANET - Top Of The World / I Want To Thank You Baby, Voodoo Funk
**Includes 24" x 12" poster** HJ's says: "Afro-space-disco contagion — shuffling and wiggling, synthy and bubbling — from this re-incarnation of Willy Nfor’s Mighty Flames, recruited mostly from the wave of Cameroonian musicians drawn to Nigeria in the late-1970s by its heavy new funk sound. After a stint at the Right Time studio in Onitsha, the FP cadets ended up at Phonodisk in Lagos, quickly in high demand as session-players, running First Planet on the side with other Nigerian session players from the Onitsha/Awka axis. Its name was intended to evoke the co… Read more
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FIRST PLANET - Top Of The World / I Want To Thank You Baby, Voodoo Funk
EROL ALKAN - FABRICLIVE 77: Erol Alkan, Fabric Worldwide

EROL ALKAN

FABRICLIVE 77: Erol Alkan

Fabric Worldwide

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FABRIC154

Erol Alkan steps up to the Fabric mantle with a propulsive selection of acid house and oddball electro featuring his own productions alongside tracks from Voiski, Todd Osborn, Phreak, The Emperor Machine, Carisma, Fumes and more.
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THE DEEP FREEZE MICE - The Best Of 1979-1988, Night-People
Featured Vinyl

THE DEEP FREEZE MICE

The Best Of 1979-1988

Night-People

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: NP190

"The Deep Freeze Mice where an English post punk/weirdo, pop/DIY band from Leicester; they released ten albums between 1979 and 1989 on their own labels Mole Embalming and the still running Cordelia Records. The band also gained a bit of post existence notice by their inclusion on the Nurse With Wound list and through the Messthetics compilation series. The original lineup consisted of guitarist/vocalist Alan Jenkins, bassist Mick Bunnage (of the Statics), keyboardist Sherree Lawrence, and drummer Graham Summers (also of the Statics) which remained intact until the release… Read more
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THE DEEP FREEZE MICE - The Best Of 1979-1988, Night-People
THE GARMENT DISTRICT - If You Take Your Magic Slow, Night-People
'If You Take Your Magic Slow' is the debut full-length LP from multi-instrumentalist Jennifer Baron’s The Garment District, with help from a few friends and family. 'If You Take Your Magic Slow' is very much a structured album with its diverse tracklist meticulously strung together. A mix of surreal instrumentals and subtle turns conjures outdoor walks in transitional atmospheres and landscapes, nature hikes in the city, sunny days that are okay with becoming cloudy, warm music full of feeling that remains comfortably easy-going despite the meticulous care given to i… Read more
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THE GARMENT DISTRICT - If You Take Your Magic Slow, Night-People
KIM KI O - Bir, İki..., S.S. Records

KIM KI O

Bir, İki...

S.S. Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: SS077

"Ekin Sanaç and Berna Göl form Kim Ki O. Sanaç plays synth while Göl hits the bass. They both come up with beats and sing. Their music is lo-fi minimal synth with a postpunk / cold wave feel. The cool / warm dual female vocals are eerie and dreamy, referencing classic post-punk as well as traditional Turkish melodies but remaining understated. Over the next couple years, the pair releases two very limited CDRs and tours Scandinavia. Over the next couple of years, Kim Ki O appears on various compilations and tour Turkey and Europe several times. They collaborate with Turkish filmmakers Merve Kayan an… Read more
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KIM KI O - Bir, İki..., S.S. Records
PHAELEH - A World Without, Undertow

PHAELEH

A World Without

Undertow

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £14.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: UNDRTW001

Dubstep as hyper trip hop from Phaeleh. His 2nd album of 2014 features guest vocals from Sam Brookes, Fifi Rong and Geode on some tracks, interspersed with emosh ambient instrumentals.
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THE JUAN MACLEAN - In A Dream, DFA Records

THE JUAN MACLEAN

In A Dream

DFA Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DFA2448CD

Juan Maclean and Nancy Whang tick all the classic disco boxes on their 3rd album together. Nine songs take in Hi-NRG ('A Place Called Space'), slick disco-house ('Here I Am'), loungin' swing '('You Were a Runaway'), slo-mo symphonic ('Running Back To You'), Scando electro-disco ('I've Waited For So Long'), quick-stepping ('Charlotte'), and expansive ('The Sun Will Never Set On OUr Love').
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THE FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON - Environment Five, FSOLdigital

THE FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON

Environment Five

FSOLdigital

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: CDTOT68

"The Environment series originally began as an archive of previously unreleased recordings but Environment Five features thirteen all new songs recorded in the first half of 2014. Following on from the themes of the first 4 Environments albums, Five explores the space / time / dimension that exists when we die. The moment of departure. It includes appearances from Daniel Pemberton, Raven Bush (Syd Arthur) and Riz Maslen (Neotropic)."
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DOUGLAS DARE - Caroline / If Only, ERASED TAPES

DOUGLAS DARE

Caroline / If Only

ERASED TAPES

Format_dot_vinyl10" // £10.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ERATP063EP

**Solo piano torch songs from the Erased Tapes camp. Includes Rival Consoles and Throwing Snow remixes** "London-based singer-songwriter Douglas Dare releases new EP, following on from his debut album Whelm. Named after album track Caroline and new track If I Knew I Were Alive, it also features remixes by fellow label mate Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles and Houndstooth’s own electronic producer Ross Tones aka Throwing Snow. Caroline has always been a precious track for Douglas, one of the first tracks he recorded and a story in which he imagines his grandfather is writing to a loved … Read more
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DOUGLAS DARE - Caroline / If Only, ERASED TAPES
VARIOUS - Tinmine Soul Supply, Numero Group

VARIOUS

Tinmine Soul Supply

Numero Group

Format_dot_cdCD // £7.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: NBR005CD

"A “northern soul” style compilation is just the latest Numbero product to bootleg the extensive Numero catalog… a label you may have heard mentioned through clenched teeth concerning our preference for “replicating” original 45s, rather than splashing them with shite contemporary design. This is a peace offering: a compilation of both talc-covered classics and unheard floor-fillers. What better way to reintroduce our fledgling concern to the UK than by playing straight to the middle? It is the Numbero way. Some, like Walter & the Admerations’ “Man Oh Man,” Lou Ragland’s “I Travel Alone,”… Read more
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VARIOUS - Tinmine Soul Supply, Numero Group
SLY MONGOOSE - Snakes And Ladder (2014 Repress), MULE MUSIQ
Featured Vinyl

SLY MONGOOSE

Snakes And Ladder (2014 Repress)

MULE MUSIQ

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MuleMusiq005

Plump, jazzy house with percussive remixes by Galarude and Run N Tug. Check the Rub N Tug take for peak time chug off laced with naughty riffs and glam disco bass swagger.
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IBEYI - Oya, XL Recordings

IBEYI

Oya

XL Recordings

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £5.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: XLT654

XL introduce the intriguing prospect of Ibeyi, a pair of French Cuban twins well versed in their father's Yoruba culture, and produced by their label boss, Richard Russell. First single, 'Oya' heralds a debut album somewhere on the horizon, an clearly states their taste for the off-kilter drums of James Blake and the urbane folk of King Krule, whilst the vocal are more redolent of Rune Grammofon's Susanna Wallumrød or Jenny Hval, all grandly arched and beautifully poised in the title track, and more sultry, beckoning in 'River'. There's an a capella for the crafty DJs, and a skeletal dub from Oshun.
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IBEYI - Oya, XL Recordings
DUSTIN WONG & TAKAKO MINEKAWA - Savage Imagination, Thrill Jockey

DUSTIN WONG & TAKAKO MINEKAWA

Savage Imagination

Thrill Jockey

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: THRILL375CD

*CD version in high gloss mini-LP style gatefold package* "Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa are artistic omnivores, soaking up a myriad of cultural artefacts and styles, savouring bits and pieces and re-contextualising them into entirely delightful and playfully intricate songs. Their songs are imbued with a relentless cheerfulness that belies their technicality, steeped in the history of Japanese pop music and exuding the joy of discovery and exploration. Dustin and Takako are serious musicians not afraid to play it silly. ‘Savage Imagination’ is their second album as a… Read more
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DUSTIN WONG & TAKAKO MINEKAWA - Savage Imagination, Thrill Jockey
DUSTIN WONG & TAKAKO MINEKAWA - Savage Imagination, Thrill Jockey

DUSTIN WONG & TAKAKO MINEKAWA

Savage Imagination

Thrill Jockey

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: THRILL375LP

*High gloss gatefold jacket with free download card* "Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa are artistic omnivores, soaking up a myriad of cultural artefacts and styles, savouring bits and pieces and re-contextualising them into entirely delightful and playfully intricate songs. Their songs are imbued with a relentless cheerfulness that belies their technicality, steeped in the history of Japanese pop music and exuding the joy of discovery and exploration. Dustin and Takako are serious musicians not afraid to play it silly. ‘Savage Imagination’ is their second album as a du… Read more
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DUSTIN WONG & TAKAKO MINEKAWA - Savage Imagination, Thrill Jockey
HOLY SONS - The Fact Facer, Thrill Jockey

HOLY SONS

The Fact Facer

Thrill Jockey

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: THRILL373CD

*CD version in a 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package* "Holy Sons is Emil Amos, a musician whose chameleonic tendencies and technical versatility has lead to him becoming an in demand multi- instrumentalist as a founding member of Grails and Lilacs & Champagne, as well as a member of Om and a hired gun for Jandek, to name a few. Holy Sons is at the centre of his many musical personalities and is his longest standing project, acting as an outlet for some of his most personal and direct songs. In Holy Sons, Amos puts his restless imagination to work using a variety of inventive home recording… Read more
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HOLY SONS - The Fact Facer, Thrill Jockey
HOLY SONS - The Fact Facer, Thrill Jockey

HOLY SONS

The Fact Facer

Thrill Jockey

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: THRILL373LP

*Packaged in a jacket with spot UV gloss printing on cover and download coupon redeemable from the label* "Holy Sons is Emil Amos, a musician whose chameleonic tendencies and technical versatility has lead to him becoming an in demand multi- instrumentalist as a founding member of Grails and Lilacs & Champagne, as well as a member of Om and a hired gun for Jandek, to name a few. Holy Sons is at the centre of his many musical personalities and is his longest standing project, acting as an outlet for some of his most personal and direct songs. In Holy Sons, Amos puts his restless imagination … Read more
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HOLY SONS - The Fact Facer, Thrill Jockey
LAETITIA SADIER - Something Shines, Drag City
Featured CD

LAETITIA SADIER

Something Shines

Drag City

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DC605CD

"Laetitia Sadier’s new album, ‘Something Shines’, was recorded and matured more slowly than either ‘Silencio’ or ‘The Trip’. ‘Something Shines’ was initially recorded in Switzerland, where Laetitia’s collaborator David collects amazing old keyboards and organs from people who have inherited them but find no space or usage for them. Scattered through Europe are the component players of the ‘Something Shines’ band; drummer Emmanuel Mario in Paris and bassist Xavi Munoz in Castellon near Valencia, so additional parts were laid down in those cities. The strings were done in St. Etienne by… Read more
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LAETITIA SADIER - Something Shines, Drag City
LAETITIA SADIER - Something Shines, Drag City
Featured Vinyl

LAETITIA SADIER

Something Shines

Drag City

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DC605

"Laetitia Sadier’s new album, ‘Something Shines’, was recorded and matured more slowly than either ‘Silencio’ or ‘The Trip’. ‘Something Shines’ was initially recorded in Switzerland, where Laetitia’s collaborator David collects amazing old keyboards and organs from people who have inherited them but find no space or usage for them. Scattered through Europe are the component players of the ‘Something Shines’ band; drummer Emmanuel Mario in Paris and bassist Xavi Munoz in Castellon near Valencia, so additional parts were laid down in those cities. The strings were done in St. Etienne … Read more
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LAETITIA SADIER - Something Shines, Drag City
MARY LATTIMORE & JEFF ZEIGLER - Slant Of Light, Thrill Jockey

MARY LATTIMORE & JEFF ZEIGLER

Slant Of Light

Thrill Jockey

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: THRILL374CD

*CD version presented in a four panel mini-LP style gatefold package* "‘Slant Of Light’, the first album by the duo of Mary Lattimore (harp) and Jeff Zeigler (guitar, synthesizer, production) is a completely unique document blending ancient classical traditions with modern improvisation and electronic performance. On their first record as a duo Lattimore and Zeigler emerge completely synergetic, offering up stunning improvisations that are as advanced melodically as they are texturally. The four pieces on ‘Slant Of Light’ are seductive and picturesque, with Lattimore’s elabo… Read more
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MARY LATTIMORE & JEFF ZEIGLER - Slant Of Light, Thrill Jockey
MARY LATTIMORE & JEFF ZEIGLER - Slant Of Light, Thrill Jockey

MARY LATTIMORE & JEFF ZEIGLER

Slant Of Light

Thrill Jockey

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: THRILL374LP

*Printed inner sleeve and free download card* "‘Slant Of Light’, the first album by the duo of Mary Lattimore (harp) and Jeff Zeigler (guitar, synthesizer, production) is a completely unique document blending ancient classical traditions with modern improvisation and electronic performance. On their first record as a duo Lattimore and Zeigler emerge completely synergetic, offering up stunning improvisations that are as advanced melodically as they are texturally. The four pieces on ‘Slant Of Light’ are seductive and picturesque, with Lattimore’s elaborate melodies blossomi… Read more
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MARY LATTIMORE & JEFF ZEIGLER - Slant Of Light, Thrill Jockey
PURLING HISS - Weirdon, Drag City
Featured Vinyl

PURLING HISS

Weirdon

Drag City

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DC598

"Full-tilt with tunes, aggro riffs, feedback peals, stoned soul-searching, pop turnarounds and magisterial portraits of the go-nowhere lifestyle in abstract, ‘Weirdon’ is also a new-phase Purling Hiss album, using the songwriting and guitar style of Mike Polizze to come up with a quicksilver sound touched on only briefly on previous records. Replete with handclaps, pounding pianos, tambourines and vocal effects, but steeped in guitar roar, Purling Hiss streamlines up nicely, serving the new songs and directions of ‘Weirdon’ while still slamming down hard on your ears like they like to do. Simul… Read more
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PURLING HISS - Weirdon, Drag City
PURLING HISS - Weirdon, Drag City
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PURLING HISS

Weirdon

Drag City

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DC598CS

"Full-tilt with tunes, aggro riffs, feedback peals, stoned soul-searching, pop turnarounds and magisterial portraits of the go-nowhere lifestyle in abstract, ‘Weirdon’ is also a new-phase Purling Hiss album, using the songwriting and guitar style of Mike Polizze to come up with a quicksilver sound touched on only briefly on previous records. Replete with handclaps, pounding pianos, tambourines and vocal effects, but steeped in guitar roar, Purling Hiss streamlines up nicely, serving the new songs and directions of ‘Weirdon’ while still slamming down hard on your ears like they like to do. S… Read more
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PURLING HISS - Weirdon, Drag City
TERRY FRANCIS, NATHAN COLES & EDDIE RICHARDS / VARIOUS - Wiggle for 20 Years, Fabric Worldwide
"Between them, Terry Francis, Nathan Coles and Eddie Richards have been at the forefront of house music in the UK for over quarter of a century but together, under the Wiggle banner, the trio help pioneered the fusion of deeper house sounds and techno beats. To celebrate two decades of the label / party, the trio commissioned 20 brand new and exclusive tracks from recent Wiggle guests such as Alex Arnout, Saytek and Dachshund, as well as long-running Wiggle affiliates like Jay Tripwire, Gideon Jackson and Just Be (aka Bushwacka!) and mixed them together into 75 dynamic minutes."
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TERRY FRANCIS, NATHAN COLES & EDDIE RICHARDS / VARIOUS - Wiggle for 20 Years, Fabric Worldwide
JOHN GIBBS & THE U.S. STEEL ORCHESTRA - Trinidad, EM Records
Featured Vinyl

JOHN GIBBS & THE U.S. STEEL ORCHESTRA

Trinidad

EM Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: EM1128TEP

**Previously unissued original version of a disco peach rife with steel drums, backed with freakin' wild edit by Hair Stylistics** "EM Records proudly announces a new addition to their EM Steel Pan Series, John Gibbs And The Unlimited Sound Of Steel Orchestra. They are preparing to release their fine 1977 album Steel Funk on CD/LP, and as an appetizer they will issue two 12" singles ahead of the album. "Trinidad (Disco Mix)" is a remixed version of the album track "Trinidad & Tobago," and was originally issued in 1977 as a remixed 12" single for the dance market on Gibbs'… Read more
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JOHN GIBBS & THE U.S. STEEL ORCHESTRA - Trinidad, EM Records
JOHN GIBBS & THE U.S. STEEL ORCHESTRA - J'Ouvert, EM Records
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JOHN GIBBS & THE U.S. STEEL ORCHESTRA

J'Ouvert

EM Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: EM1129TEP

**Previously unissued original version of a disco peach rife with steel drums, backed with Lord Echo remix** "EM Records presents a new addition to their EM Steel Pan Series from John Gibbs And The Unlimited Sound Of Steel Orchestra. In anticipation of the release of their 1977 album Steel Funk on CD/LP, EM is issuing two 12" singles ahead of the album. "J'ouvert" is a non-album track which was originally recorded and released in 1979 as a 12" single, in co-operation with legendary Philly Soul producer Louis Anthony deLise. This version is, surprisingly, a previously unis… Read more
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JOHN GIBBS & THE U.S. STEEL ORCHESTRA - J'Ouvert, EM Records
BLACK TEMPEST - Arcana, Tesla Tapes

BLACK TEMPEST

Arcana

Tesla Tapes

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TESLA007

Gnod's Tesla Tapes present the debut of Stephen Bradbury's eldritch synth unit, Black Tempest. 'Arcana' convects four solo flights powered by Vermona DRM-1 drum synthesisier into the hinterlands of classic British electronica, referencing the more convergent projections of Chris Carter or even Ian Boddy from a more lo-fi, DIY wave perspective, channelling grubby, gritted modulations and jabbing rhythms in 'The Chariot' and the intense, inward Industrial spiral of 'The Heriophant', and professing more pastoral, blissed out tastes in the cascaduing hi-frequency flutter of 'The Four Of Wands', and mystic psilocybic ritual, 'The King Of Swords'.
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BLACK TEMPEST - Arcana, Tesla Tapes
NIGHTHAMMER - Neu X, Tesla Tapes

NIGHTHAMMER

Neu X

Tesla Tapes

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TESLA008

Kinetic, urgent techno psychedelia from Nighthammer - a close associate of Gnod, who present his debut release on their Tesla Tapes label. '30 Day Hex' harks back to Spiral Tribe-style early '90s agit-rave with hi-velocity machine pulses and hypnotic synth modulations shielding lyrics questioning "belief systems, modern culture & superficial society structures"; '85 Straight Six' runs a swaggered electro rhythm recalling the hard metallic funk and robotic romance of early Autechre, albeit with a gritty, lo-fi and rudimentary finish; 'Neu X' jabs a hollow dub techno sound tweaked with viral bleeps.
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NIGHTHAMMER - Neu X, Tesla Tapes
CN - NU, WEME
Featured Vinyl

CN

NU

WEME

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £21.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: WEME313.11

Norwegian synth-fiddler Stian Gjevik (EOD) returns to Belgium's Wémè Records as CN with a fluffy 2LP of melodic, instrumental electro-pop. Taking inspiration from the mysteries of ancient Egypt, Gjevik pirouettes between 13 undeniably sweet synth exercises swaddled in tape noise, fathoming aquatic electro vignettes and quicksilver dancefloor workouts.
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SUPERSILENT - 11, Rune Grammofon

SUPERSILENT

11

Rune Grammofon

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.49

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: RCD2103

*Repress* The music on Supersilent album dates back to the same recording sessions that birthed Supersilent 8 (released in 2007), but the folks at Rune Grammofon are quick to point out that there's no B-material here: Supersilent 8 was originally planned as a triple album before Helge Sten (aka Deathprod, the album's producer) decided to split the five hours of music he'd finished across separate albums. These sessions feature the since departed drummer, Jarle Vespestad and finds the band in a very different musical zone to their current state of being. You'll still encounter quieter moments of melod… Read more
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SUPERSILENT - 11, Rune Grammofon
VARIOUS - Musics In The Margins (Vol. 3: Inside Out Music), Sub Rosa
Third volume of Music in the Margin, a series devoted to Outsider Music and its variations. You'll find yourself reasoning your listening experience in unique ways with contributions from Aidan Walsh, the self-proclaimed 'Master of the Universe' to Dion McGregor who had a peculiar talent that manifested in his sleep and to Speedy, the man who sings faster than his Tourette syndrome, a large body of work and personal visions of their world. Also includes contributions from Cosmic Dennis Greenidge, Pneumershonic, Robert Alberg, Steve Wallis and more.
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