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Thursday, 22 January

DALE CORNISH & PHIL JULIAN - Two Warhol's Worth, THE TAPEWORM
The donation by Kevin Drumm to Phil Julian of a Hewlett Packard test tone generator (to avoid excess baggage charges) caught the curiosity of Dale Cornish. With Cornish and Julian renowned for their own releases, for a variety of labels including The Tapeworm, this chance bonding over former NASA technical equipment has led to their first collaboration...
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ACHTERBAHN D'AMOUR - Odd Movements (Convextion, Marcellus Pittman Remixes), ACID TEST
All killer no filler remixes from Convextion, Marcellus Pittman, SW and Chevel for Acid Test / Absurd Recordings. Thankfully, given the 'Odd Movements' album's diverse range of tempos and patterns, this isn't just another set of lob-a-4/4-under-it remixes: aach producer augments and reworks the elements in unique style, from the sizzling shuffle of Pittman's 'Holy Romance Empire' rework thru exceptional, half-stepping electro in Chevel's 'Odd Movements' version and a heart-in-gob Convextion take on 'Passagen' and SW's wriggling acid revision of 'Königstr.' Recommended!
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RON HARDY - Muzic Box Classics 9, Trax Records
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RON HARDY

Muzic Box Classics 9

Trax Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MBC209

Wicked 9th haul of 'Muzic Box Classics' purportedly edited and played by Ron Hardy at the legendary Chicago nightclub. The usual mix of '80s dancefloor anthems and boogie disco burners, going quite heavy on the latter aside from sidesteps to Talk Talk, some classic dub stepper, and a handful of new wave aces.
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J DILLA - Beats Batch (Vol. 1), Yancey Media Group
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J DILLA

Beats Batch (Vol. 1)

Yancey Media Group

Format_dot_vinyl10" // £18.49

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: YMGI2V1KOB

*Volume One - Each 10” Contains Ten Previously Unreleased, Untitled J Dilla Beats* "The E-Mu Systems SP-1200 drum machine and sampler was the first electronic instrument Jay Dee worked with while crafting the incomparable styles and sounds which defined the early stages of his legendary production. The SP-1200 was his primary tool of choice at the inception of his career. During this period, he created classics for early Slum Village, The Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, among many others. Yancey Media Group now proudly presents the J Dilla Batches series. Each 10” features 10… Read more
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J DILLA - Beats Batch (Vol. 1), Yancey Media Group
J DILLA - Beats Batch (Vol. 2), Yancey Media Group
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J DILLA

Beats Batch (Vol. 2)

Yancey Media Group

Format_dot_vinyl10" // £18.49

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: YMGI3V2KOB

*Volume Two - Each 10” Contains Ten Previously Unreleased, Untitled J Dilla Beats* "The E-Mu Systems SP-1200 drum machine and sampler was the first electronic instrument Jay Dee worked with while crafting the incomparable styles and sounds which defined the early stages of his legendary production. The SP-1200 was his primary tool of choice at the inception of his career. During this period, he created classics for early Slum Village, The Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, among many others. Yancey Media Group now proudly presents the J Dilla Batches series. Each 10” features 10… Read more
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J DILLA - Beats Batch (Vol. 2), Yancey Media Group
J DILLA - Beats Batch (Vol. 3), Yancey Media Group
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J DILLA

Beats Batch (Vol. 3)

Yancey Media Group

Format_dot_vinyl10" // £18.49

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: YMGI4V3KOB

*Volume Three - Each 10” Contains Ten Previously Unreleased, Untitled J Dilla Beats* "The E-Mu Systems SP-1200 drum machine and sampler was the first electronic instrument Jay Dee worked with while crafting the incomparable styles and sounds which defined the early stages of his legendary production. The SP-1200 was his primary tool of choice at the inception of his career. During this period, he created classics for early Slum Village, The Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, among many others. Yancey Media Group now proudly presents the J Dilla Batches series. Each 10” features … Read more
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J DILLA - Beats Batch (Vol. 3), Yancey Media Group
J DILLA - Beats Batch (Vol. 4), Yancey Media Group
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J DILLA

Beats Batch (Vol. 4)

Yancey Media Group

Format_dot_vinyl10" // £18.49

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: YMGI5V4KOB

*Volume Four - Each 10” Contains Ten Previously Unreleased, Untitled J Dilla Beats* "The E-Mu Systems SP-1200 drum machine and sampler was the first electronic instrument Jay Dee worked with while crafting the incomparable styles and sounds which defined the early stages of his legendary production. The SP-1200 was his primary tool of choice at the inception of his career. During this period, he created classics for early Slum Village, The Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, among many others. Yancey Media Group now proudly presents the J Dilla Batches series. Each 10” features 1… Read more
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J DILLA - Beats Batch (Vol. 4), Yancey Media Group
NOVELLER - Fantastic Planet, Fire Records
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NOVELLER

Fantastic Planet

Fire Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: FIRECD389

"Fantastic Planet is the soaring, evocative new album from Noveller, the solo instrumental venture of Austin-based composer and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. The LP is a journey through eclectic sonic terrain, blending rich waves of synth with soaring cinematic guitar lines, guiding the listener through Noveller's most diverse and compelling release to date. Originally self-defined as an electric guitar project, Lipstate began recording under the name Noveller in 2005 whilst living and studying in Texas. She uprooted to Brooklyn and subsequently made waves on New York's live scene, sharing the s… Read more
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NOVELLER - Fantastic Planet, Fire Records
VARIOUS - The Brazilian Boogie Connection: From Rio to Sao Paulo (1976 - 1983), CULTURE OF SOUL
"This album is another chapter in the ongoing "there's-much more-to-Brazil-than-bossa-nova" saga. It's filled with disco-era tracks produced for the Brazilian domestic marketplace, some of which were hits, others which were quite obscure. What binds them all together - besides their common origins, time period and overall musical approach - is the fact that their reputation has been steadily transcending Brazil's borders. This has allowed these tunes to find their place on set lists, want lists and in the crates of the world's most discerning D… Read more
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VARIOUS - The Brazilian Boogie Connection: From Rio to Sao Paulo (1976 - 1983), CULTURE OF SOUL
VARIOUS - The Brazilian Boogie Connection: From Rio to Sao Paulo (1976 - 1983), CULTURE OF SOUL
"This album is another chapter in the ongoing "there's-much more-to-Brazil-than-bossa-nova" saga. It's filled with disco-era tracks produced for the Brazilian domestic marketplace, some of which were hits, others which were quite obscure. What binds them all together - besides their common origins, time period and overall musical approach - is the fact that their reputation has been steadily transcending Brazil's borders. This has allowed these tunes to find their place on set lists, want lists and in the crates of the world's most discerning DJs… Read more
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VARIOUS - The Brazilian Boogie Connection: From Rio to Sao Paulo (1976 - 1983), CULTURE OF SOUL
MARCUS MARR - Brown Sauce, DFA Records
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MARCUS MARR

Brown Sauce

DFA Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.99

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: DFA2420LP

Marcus Marr returns with another pair of surefire dancefloor tricks. His 'Brown Sauce' bogles on some UK-style blend of tweaky 303s and bristling drums warmed-up with supple synthlines and floaty pads in a see-sawing arrangement bound to bring the 'floor up with you. 'Peacemakers' is slower, helmed by funky Fender Jazz bass guitar licks and poppin' drums.
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PERFECT PUSSY - I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling, Captured Tracks
**Laser etching on the B-side, 30-page 10" booklet and download code redeemable from the label** "Just over a year after playing their first show as a band, Perfect Pussy have quickly made a name for themselves as one of the most intense bands in the indie rock and hardcore punk communities, both live and on record. Their fast rise to success all stemmed from this 4 track demo EP, originally released as a cassette only. Simply title tracks such as “I” and “IV” garnered praise from everyone to Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, to NPR and the New York Times, landing the on countless year end lists.
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PERFECT PUSSY - I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling, Captured Tracks
REV. EDWARD W. CLAYBORN - I Have a Home in the Sky, Death Is Not The End
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REV. EDWARD W. CLAYBORN

I Have a Home in the Sky

Death Is Not The End

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DEATH004

*Edition of 100 copies* "Death Is Not The End return with a compilation of 12 tracks that Rev. Edward W. Clayborn recorded for Vocalion in the mid to late 1920s. Very little is known about Clayborn, besides that he is likely to have hailed from the Alabama area. Playing an open tuned guitar with a simple alternating bass line, Clayborn's music has been referred to by some as overtly basic, however amidst the simple beauty lies a depth of passion and conviction."
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JASMINE GUFFOND - Yellow Bell (Limited Handmade Edition), SONIC PIECES
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JASMINE GUFFOND

Yellow Bell (Limited Handmade Edition)

SONIC PIECES

Format_dot_vinylLP // £15.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SONICPIECES021LP

*Limited Edition vinyl pressing of 350 copies housed in a handmade textile packaging, embossed and numbered, including printed innersleeve & download dropped into your account on January 30th* Yeah this one’s a little bit special. Sonic Pieces have long set themselves apart from the plethora of home-spun, hand-made, overly-serene imprints out there, both in terms of their exquisite packaging but more importantly via their patient, hand-picked selection of some of the finest avant-classical, drone and experimental yet accessible music out there. And this new relea… Read more
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JASMINE GUFFOND - Yellow Bell (Limited Handmade Edition), SONIC PIECES
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - Murder Ballads (2011 Remaster), Mute
*CD + DVD version including the original album in 5.1 surround sound, four bonus tracks and four videos, including ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’* "Murder Ballads’ was the ninth studio album by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, released in 1996. As the title suggests, the album consists of new and traditional murder ballads, a genre of songs that relays the details of crimes of passion…."
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ZUN ZUN EGUI - Shackles Gift, Bella Union

ZUN ZUN EGUI

Shackles Gift

Bella Union

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

WORLD

Cat. Number: BELLA474CD

New album from Zun Zun Egui for Bella Union - a “bone-shaking tropical funk bolstered with guitar hooks that sound like Congolese finger pianos. Produced by Andrew Hung of Fuck Buttons."
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ZUN ZUN EGUI - Shackles Gift, Bella Union

ZUN ZUN EGUI

Shackles Gift

Bella Union

Format_dot_vinylLP+CD // £17.49

WORLD

Cat. Number: BELLA474V

*Includes a copy of the album on CD - free inside* New album from Zun Zun Egui for Bella Union - a “bone-shaking tropical funk bolstered with guitar hooks that sound like Congolese finger pianos. Produced by Andrew Hung of Fuck Buttons."
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SIDSEL ENDRESEN & STIAN WESTERHUS - Bonita, Rune Grammofon
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SIDSEL ENDRESEN & STIAN WESTERHUS

Bonita

Rune Grammofon

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: RCD2164

"Bonita" is a live-in-the- studio recording, featuring all improvised material. Anyone who has experienced this duo on stage can testify to their unique and telepathic musical dialogues, seemingly without the need to even look at each other. Whether on a stage or in a studio, their soundworld is magical, mysterious, beautiful and frightening, all underpinned by the evocative song titles. Sidsel Endresen is one of the leading vocal improvisers in the world and has worked as a professional singer and songwriter since the eighties. In 1990 and 1994 she recorded two solo albums for … Read more
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SIDSEL ENDRESEN & STIAN WESTERHUS - Bonita, Rune Grammofon
SIDSEL ENDRESEN & STIAN WESTERHUS - Bonita, Rune Grammofon
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SIDSEL ENDRESEN & STIAN WESTERHUS

Bonita

Rune Grammofon

Format_dot_vinylLP+CD // £14.99

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: RLP3164

*First edition pressing of 500 - includes a copy of the CD free inside* "Bonita" is a live-in-the- studio recording, featuring all improvised material. Anyone who has experienced this duo on stage can testify to their unique and telepathic musical dialogues, seemingly without the need to even look at each other. Whether on a stage or in a studio, their soundworld is magical, mysterious, beautiful and frightening, all underpinned by the evocative song titles. Sidsel Endresen is one of the leading vocal improvisers in the world and has worked as a professional singer and songwri… Read more
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SIDSEL ENDRESEN & STIAN WESTERHUS - Bonita, Rune Grammofon
LEE SCRATCH PERRY & FRIENDS - The Upsetter, Sanctuary
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LEE SCRATCH PERRY & FRIENDS

The Upsetter

Sanctuary

Format_dot_cdCD // £4.99

DUB / REGGAE

Cat. Number: TJCCD082

*Expanded reissue with 8 bonus Tracks* Reissue of this classic 1969 album largely comprising instrumentals from Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s studio band TheUpsetters but also featuringvocal tracks by Busty Brown and The Muskyteers.
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TRISTAN PERICH - 0.01s: The First 1/100th Second Of 1-Bit Symphony, Physical Editions

TRISTAN PERICH

0.01s: The First 1/100th Second Of 1-Bit Symphony

Physical Editions

Format_dot_stuffHeavy Paperback Book // £23.99

BOOKS

Cat. Number: PE004

"Tristan Perich’s new book 0.01s captures the inner workings of 1-Bit Symphony over the first hundredth of a second after it is switched on. In just 0.01 seconds, its processor executes 80,000 computational cycles, enough information to fill a 695-page book with austere tables of numbers and machine language, beautifully chronicling the way computation works. Both a composer and visual artist, Tristan Perich has printed this processor simulation in mesmerizing detail, along with the complete source code of 1-Bit Symphony, its memory contents, and an in… Read more
TRISTAN PERICH - 0.01s: The First 1/100th Second Of 1-Bit Symphony, Physical Editions
BRYAN KESSLER - Say Hey, Low Hanging Fruit

BRYAN KESSLER

Say Hey

Low Hanging Fruit

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: LOW 003

Kessler twists the lines of European and American dance music for the Cleveland, Ohio and Cologne-based Low Hanging Fruit label. Wonky electro meets B-more club and dubstep in opener, 'Say Hey', alongside the pressurised jack of 'True Love After Almost Rape', and the Wolfgang Voigt-gone-EDM stomp of 'Factum'.
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HORATIU RADULESCU - 20 Jahre Inventionen II: Streichquartett Nr. 4 Opus 33, EDITION RZ
**Arditti quartet: Irvine Arditti, Graeme Jennings, Garth Knox, Rohan de Saram perform the ambitious, time-stretching 'String Quartet No.4, opus 33' (1976-87) by Romanian spectral music composer, Horatiu Radelescu** ""infinite to be cannot be infinite, infinite anti-be could be infinite" for nine string quartets or one string quartet surrounded by an imaginary Viola da Gamba with 128 strings."
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ALASDAIR ROBERTS - Alasdair Roberts, Drag City

ALASDAIR ROBERTS

Alasdair Roberts

Drag City

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DC613CD

"Alasdair Roberts is the name of the new solo record from the well-known Scottish songwriter, guitarist and singer Alasdair Roberts, his eighth Drag City Records release under that name, following on from 2013’s ‘A Wonder Working Stone’. The making of ‘Alasdair Roberts’ found Alasdair back at Glasgow’s Green Door Studio, where he previously made his 2009 album, ‘Spoils’. ‘Alasdair Roberts’ has a warmer feel than ‘A Wonder Working Stone’, partially the result of having been recorded in the analogue domain by Green Door’s masterly house engineer Sam Smith. In the main however, the rich… Read more
ALASDAIR ROBERTS - Alasdair Roberts, Drag City
ALASDAIR ROBERTS - Alasdair Roberts, Drag City

ALASDAIR ROBERTS

Alasdair Roberts

Drag City

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DC613

"Alasdair Roberts is the name of the new solo record from the well-known Scottish songwriter, guitarist and singer Alasdair Roberts, his eighth Drag City Records release under that name, following on from 2013’s ‘A Wonder Working Stone’. The making of ‘Alasdair Roberts’ found Alasdair back at Glasgow’s Green Door Studio, where he previously made his 2009 album, ‘Spoils’. ‘Alasdair Roberts’ has a warmer feel than ‘A Wonder Working Stone’, partially the result of having been recorded in the analogue domain by Green Door’s masterly house engineer Sam Smith. In the main however, the ri… Read more
ALASDAIR ROBERTS - Alasdair Roberts, Drag City
INVISIBLE FAMILIARS - Disturbing Wildlife, Other Music Recording Co.

INVISIBLE FAMILIARS

Disturbing Wildlife

Other Music Recording Co.

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: OM0142

"Invisible Familiars’ ‘Disturbing Wildlife’ is the work of Jared Samuel, alongside producer Michael Leonhart. Guests include Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto, Nels Cline, Jolie Holland, Stuart Bogie of Antibalas and Superhuman Happiness, Scott Metzger, Ryan Sawyer, Alex Holden and Andrew Borger. “Jared kinda sounds like Mark Bolan. I’ll just say it, cause you might think it. It’s science. When I asked him what record felt to him like how he wanted ‘Disturbing Wildlife’ to feel to me, he said ‘‘Cuckooland’ by Robert Wyatt’, promptly adding ‘and the first time I listened … Read more
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INVISIBLE FAMILIARS - Disturbing Wildlife, Other Music Recording Co.
INVISIBLE FAMILIARS - Disturbing Wildlife, Other Music Recording Co.

INVISIBLE FAMILIARS

Disturbing Wildlife

Other Music Recording Co.

Format_dot_vinylLP // £15.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: OM0141

"Invisible Familiars’ ‘Disturbing Wildlife’ is the work of Jared Samuel, alongside producer Michael Leonhart. Guests include Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto, Nels Cline, Jolie Holland, Stuart Bogie of Antibalas and Superhuman Happiness, Scott Metzger, Ryan Sawyer, Alex Holden and Andrew Borger. “Jared kinda sounds like Mark Bolan. I’ll just say it, cause you might think it. It’s science. When I asked him what record felt to him like how he wanted ‘Disturbing Wildlife’ to feel to me, he said ‘‘Cuckooland’ by Robert Wyatt’, promptly adding ‘and the first time I listene… Read more
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INVISIBLE FAMILIARS - Disturbing Wildlife, Other Music Recording Co.
JESSICA PRATT - On Your Own Love Again, Drag City

JESSICA PRATT

On Your Own Love Again

Drag City

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DC606CD

"Jessica Pratt’s self-titled 2012 debut has been much-murmured about. People respond to the austere, pristine clarity of the performances, the gentle strength, marvelling at how much comes from so little: just a voice and a guitar or two. They remark on the timeless nature of the songs and the voice, scrupulously informed by the folk rock of ages past but sung without bags (none in hand, nor beneath eyes). They speculate on just who is the personality behind this Jessica Pratt? It is hard not to respond to the sound of her music, not to want more right away. Two years on and Jessi… Read more
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JESSICA PRATT - On Your Own Love Again, Drag City
THE PHANTOM BAND - Fears Trending, Chemikal Underground Records

THE PHANTOM BAND

Fears Trending

Chemikal Underground Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: CHEM218CD

"Chemikal Underground kick off the label’s 20th Anniversary year in style with a new Phantom Band record. Just as two wildly singular, diverse albums in ‘Checkmate Savage’ and ‘The Wants’ sprung up one after another between 2009 and 2010, before a period of quiet (solo projects notwithstanding), so the group’s more direct third record released in June 2014 (the critically acclaimed ‘Strange Friend’ more art-rock than rock-art) comes followed by seven tracks cut largely from the same recording sessions at Chem 19 in Blantyre, in the form of ‘Fears Trending’."
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THE PHANTOM BAND - Fears Trending, Chemikal Underground Records
THE PHANTOM BAND - Fears Trending, Chemikal Underground Records

THE PHANTOM BAND

Fears Trending

Chemikal Underground Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: CHEM218

*Limited edition heavyweight vinyl - includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* "Chemikal Underground kick off the label’s 20th Anniversary year in style with a new Phantom Band record. Just as two wildly singular, diverse albums in ‘Checkmate Savage’ and ‘The Wants’ sprung up one after another between 2009 and 2010, before a period of quiet (solo projects notwithstanding), so the group’s more direct third record released in June 2014 (the critically acclaimed ‘Strange Friend’ more art-rock than rock-art) comes followed by seven tracks cut largely from the same recording sessions at Chem 19 in Blantyre, in the form of ‘Fears Trending’."
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THE PHANTOM BAND - Fears Trending, Chemikal Underground Records