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Thursday, 27 August

BEPPE LODA - Obscure Cuts II, Oscillator
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BEPPE LODA

Obscure Cuts II

Oscillator

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: OSCI002

The don whips his scalpel out for a wicked batch of 'Obscure Cuts II: Italian Arabic Disco'. So you've had Belgalo, Manctalo, and now Arabalo? Maybe not, sounds like italo for farmers. Anyway, this 12" parses a particular strain of early '80s Italian disco besotted with the "exotic" influence of Arabic scales and "vibes". We were aware that this was a thing in New Beat, but not Italian disco, but it makes sense and works a treat for those who like a bit of camp enigma, especially in the febrile vocal tune, 'Mustafa'.
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MIKARMA - Passes (Disc 1), CNVX

MIKARMA

Passes (Disc 1)

CNVX

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

JUNGLE / FOOTWORK

Cat. Number: CNVX003

**Part one of a three part album** Techy IDM convolutions from Instra:mental's Damon Kirkham (Jon Convex), a.k.a. Kid Drama a.k.a. Mikarma. Working uncannily close to the aesthetic of his near-namesakes, Funckarma, 'Passes' trades in emotive trance melodies and hip hop-wrecked beats sparked with electro and minimal D&B signatures.
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RUBBER NECK - Tune In, Fresh 86
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RUBBER NECK

Tune In

Fresh 86

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FRESH86151

Odd mix of styles from one called Rubberneck. Starts off with the squashed electro-disco swagger of 'Tune In' before dicing with Mala-styled dubstep in 'Courage', turning to some weird proggy trance sound in 'Accomodation' and then broken beats with 'Zargon'. Go figure.
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L.SAE - The West End As It Will Be, Timedance

L.SAE

The West End As It Will Be

Timedance

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: TIMEDANCE002

Batu's Timedance label backs up his opening gambit with a pair of crack'd and salty UK techno chews by L. Sae - a new project from Metrist. A-side, 'The West End As It Will Be' rolls with a quasimodo flow, arranging creepy radiophonics on a cranky techno axle leading to a burned-out 2-step bridge and muggy conclusion. B-side, 'Line Sunk Like I'm Sunk' works like an eviscerated 'ardcore mutation, like one of Demdike Stare's Testpressings dragged thru an abandoned warehouse by the scruff of its neck.
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HILLS - Frid, ROCKET RECORDINGS

HILLS

Frid

ROCKET RECORDINGS

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: LAUNCH079

"As has often been noted, psychedelic music can involve causal links between getting out of it and getting into it. Conversely, expansion of consciousness can be found by heading deep into the roots that a band explores, and journeying to the centre of their inspiration. Thus, a curious paradox is attained, whereby the traditional elements of an outfit’s sound are superseded by them blasting their core vibrations into unchartered territory. Such is the case with the new opus from third-eye visionaries Hills, a dizzying journey that traverses through the band’s origins and beyond to new dimensions.The Go… Read more
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HILLS - Frid, ROCKET RECORDINGS
DOPE BODY - Kunk, Drag City
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DOPE BODY

Kunk

Drag City

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DC637

"Since 2008 Dope Body have been refining and redefining their own kind of hard rock music, a sound that has many tributaries flowing into it but one that is definitely coming through a group that could only happen now. Dope Body are in a four-way conversation here, with drums, guitar, bass and vocals all pushing it around. Leaning into the future, mindlessly, just reacting, the jams of ‘Kunk’ are shimmering, alive with a simmering sizzle. Swirling jams that pound and float, cloud-like, associating segmentally like a naturally growing train of thought. ‘Kunk’ rolls forth with funk and flutter, plenty … Read more
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DOPE BODY - Kunk, Drag City
TERRANOVA - Restless Remixe 1, Kompakt

TERRANOVA

Restless Remixe 1

Kompakt

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: KOMPAKT332

Big room tech-house standards remixed by Danny Daze, Re.You, and Adam Port.
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FROG EYES - Pickpocket's Locket, Paper Bag

FROG EYES

Pickpocket's Locket

Paper Bag

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: PAPER98LP

**Limited edition half & half blue/white vinyl. Includes free download code** "My dad left me his acoustic guitar in his will; it was all he had to give, because he wasn't a rich man. I wrote ten songs on it, and I think that was the real gift he gave me: a love of music, not just the way you all love it (music lovers), but also a love of creating it, sowing myself, in some small way, into the story of music. I was holding the guitar a lot, kind of savouring it: a Martin D-18. I had been making records for a few years with a computer, piling tracks on tracks, writing words over guitar … Read more
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FROG EYES - Pickpocket's Locket, Paper Bag
BIG MIZ - Midnight Man Handle, DIXON AVENUE BASEMENT JAMS
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BIG MIZ

Midnight Man Handle

DIXON AVENUE BASEMENT JAMS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DABJ-1216

**Includes insert** Chunky-assed Chi-house from Big Miz on Glasgow ghetto label, DABJ. Already achieving anthem status in the G, lead cut 'Good Thing' is a belting vocal number riding fruity organ and swinging bassline to the centre of the 'floor, whilst the others cut between percolated cowbells and padded subs in 'Electrolites' to the wonky curve of 'Solange' and the tightly tucked jack 'n roll of ' Wurx'.
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Tuesday, 25 August

THE LAST HURRAH!! - Mudflowers, Rune Grammofon
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THE LAST HURRAH!!

Mudflowers

Rune Grammofon

Format_dot_vinylLP+CD // £14.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: RLP3171

**Includes CD** "In young Maesa Pullman The Last Hurrah!! mastermind HP Gundersen has found the perfect singer for this ever developing project that is so dear to his heart. After exploring the possibilites of the drone guitar on their debut "Spiritual Non-Believers" and the slightly more song-oriented follow-up "The Beauty Of Fake", HP is back with a third album that dives straight into the heart of classical song traditions and vintage production values, blending elements from country and Americana, classic British pop, psychedelia, blues and a pinch of soul. HP Gundersen has been a ce… Read more
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THE LAST HURRAH!! - Mudflowers, Rune Grammofon
SHOOTING GUNS - Wolfcop (OST), One Way Static

SHOOTING GUNS

Wolfcop (OST)

One Way Static

Format_dot_vinylLP + 7" // £19.49

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: OWS07

**Amethyst coloured vinyl with bonus 7" and free download** Killer soundtrack provided by Shooting Guns. A unique blend of heavy carpenter electronics mixed with Black Sabbath-esque riffs and even a hint of country.

Thursday, 20 August

MYTH - Evaporate, Halcyon Veil
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MYTH

Evaporate

Halcyon Veil

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: HALC001

*The first release on Rabit’s new Halcyon Veil imprint is the debut from 21 yr old SW Londoner Myth. 7 Track EP including an instrumental version of Myth & Rabit’s rework of Ciara’s ‘Backseat love’* ‘Evaporate’ is the first issue from Rabit’s highly promising Halcyon Veil label, and also the exceptional solo debut from 21 year old s.w. Londoner, Myth. Infectiously emotive and nimbly weightless, it rotates seven slick grime and 2-step instrumentals including the instantly recognisable version of his and Rabit’s flip of Ciara’s ‘Backseat Love’. Its seven tracks were salvaged from a series of cheap, dyi… Read more
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MYTH - Evaporate, Halcyon Veil
VARIOUS - Total 15, Kompakt
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VARIOUS

Total 15

Kompakt

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £14.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: KOMPAKT340

*8 Track Vinyl Edition of Kompakt's 15th annual round-up* Kompakt's 15th annual round-up weighs in with exclusive tech-house and disco-tech trax from label stalwarts and a handful of newer names. The label veterans represent a classic German techno sound between Wolfgang Voigt a.k.a. Wassermann's brassy stepper, 'Eisen Mein Herz', and Superpitcher's beguiling mix of polka groove and indigenous pipes in 'Freiherr', whereas Michael Mayer goes somewhere ruder with 'Humm', while the Voigt brothers return to collaborate on the excellent "Akira".
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STEFFI - JBW25, OSTGUT TON
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STEFFI

JBW25

OSTGUT TON

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: OSTGUTTON90

Steffi's electro-techno burner, 'JBW25' for Ostgut Ton comes backed with pop and rolling techno remixes from Further Reductions and Answer Code Request. The original executes Drexciyan functions in fluid form, but matters get more interesting in the remixes, where Further Reductions make Steffi sound like Inga Copeland, and Answer Code Request's Vision remix takes it to an early '90s UK AI style.
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BJöRK - Lionsong (Choral Mix & Untold), One Little Indian Records
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BJöRK

Lionsong (Choral Mix & Untold)

One Little Indian Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: 1305TP12

*One-sided etched clear vinyl 12" in die-cut sleeve* Untold applies his patented technogrime drum funk cadence to Björk's 'Lionsong'. The ecstatic, wrenching, vaulted vocal is diffused thru a coiled lattice of pitching, tribalist drums primed to be detonated in the mix with some hard-ass ruckus.
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BJöRK - Notget (Lotic Fromdeath Version), One Little Indian Records
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BJöRK

Notget (Lotic Fromdeath Version)

One Little Indian Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: 1304TP12

*One-sided etched clear vinyl 12" in die-cut sleeve* Lotic flips Björk & Arca's 'Notget' in a vinyl-only 'Fromdeath' version, foloowing his digital-only 'Keptsafe' version. This mix is more scrambled, alien and diffuse, refracting Ms. Guðmundsdóttir's vocal into spidery syllables and prismatic DMT formations that sound like a petri dish of bacteria squabbling about Rashad Becker and Holly Herndon.
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BJöRK - Family (Katie Gately Remix), One Little Indian Records
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BJöRK

Family (Katie Gately Remix)

One Little Indian Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: 1306TP12

*One-sided etched clear vinyl 12" in die-cut sleeve* Björk's famously wide-reaching tastes come into play here as she hands 'Family' to West Coast American avant-garde sound designer, Katie Gately. Last spotted on FatCat's split series, Katie executes a thorough abstraction and revision on 'Family', boldly tweaking Björk's already unique timbre into queered, curdled reflections of itself around a crushed bottom end and a swarm of diaphanous, ghoulish synth spectres.
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VIBRACATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA - Rec Blast Motorbike, VHF
**Includes free download code redeemable from the label** Classic Vibracathedral Orchestra line-up - Michael Flower, Neil Campbell, Bridget Hayden, Adam Davenport and Julian Bradley, plus John Godbert - firing on all psychedelic cylinders for their first proper label releases, recorded binaurally between Leeds and London 2013-2014. Includes download.
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ANN PEEBLES - Straight From the Heart (Reissue), Fat Possum / Hi Records

ANN PEEBLES

Straight From the Heart (Reissue)

Fat Possum / Hi Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £15.49

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: FPH14101

**Includes free download code redeemable from the label** “If Al Green is ‘heads’ on the Hi Records coin, Ann Peebles is ‘tails’. The signature female artist on the legendary Memphis soul and R&B label, Ann Peebles rocked the pre-disco 1970s with songs of love, lost love and love straight up taken. Released in 1972 and preceding Peebles’ uber classic ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’ by just two years, ‘Straight From The Heart’ proved the young soon-to- be American R&B icon didn’t need worldwide fame and record sales for a license to be fierce and provocative (see ‘I Feel Like Br… Read more
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ANN PEEBLES - Straight From the Heart (Reissue), Fat Possum / Hi Records
THE FALL - Dragnet (Reissue), Sanctuary
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THE FALL

Dragnet (Reissue)

Sanctuary

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: BMGRM067LP

**180 gram vinyl LP** "The Fall’s second album, ‘Dragnet’, was recorded between the 2nd and 4th of August 1979, less than eight months after its predecessor, ‘Live At The Witch Trials’, establishing at an early stage two key patterns of the group’s work - high productivity and a regular turnover of group members. Only Mark E Smith and Marc Riley remained from the debut album and Riley had changed his role from bass guitar to guitar. ‘Dragnet’ is most notable for the arrivals of guitarist Craig Scanlon and bassist Steve Hanley. Both were just 19 when they joined the group and would form The… Read more
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THE FALL - Dragnet (Reissue), Sanctuary
THE FALL - Live At The Witch Trials (Reissue), Sanctuary
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THE FALL

Live At The Witch Trials (Reissue)

Sanctuary

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: BMGRM066LP

**180 gram vinyl LP** "Finally available again on vinyl, ‘Live At The Witch Trials’ offers a fascinating insight into The Fall at a very early stage of their career and also the nascent alternative scene which was pulling away from the ‘rama-lama’ punk of 1976 / 77. ‘Live At The Witch Trials’ (not a live album) was recorded at London’s Camden Sound Suite on 15th December 1978 and mixed by producer Bob Sargeant the next day. The album was released on 16th March 1979 through one of Britain’s most noteworthy punk labels, Step-Forward. No singles were taken from the album, a pr… Read more
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THE FALL - Live At The Witch Trials (Reissue), Sanctuary
EFTERKLANG - Tripper (Reissue), The Leaf Label
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EFTERKLANG

Tripper (Reissue)

The Leaf Label

Format_dot_vinyl2LP + CD // £16.49

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: BAY40V

*Efterklang’s classic 2004 debut album gets the vinyl reissue treatment. Includes bonus CD.** "This Danish band boasts a remarkable lineup, a ten piece outfit that includes amongst its ranks the amazing Amina quartet (Amina provide all the strings for Sigur Ros) plus a breathtaking arrangement of brass, piano, percussion, electronics and even a choir from Greenland. Their sound is very much rooted in the ethereal instrumental landscapes that Sigur Ros and Mum have delighted us with over the last few years, but the sound of "Efterklang" is considerably more organic and reverential. The open… Read more
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EFTERKLANG - Tripper (Reissue), The Leaf Label
OLIMPIA SPLENDID - Olimpia Splendid, Fonal Records
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OLIMPIA SPLENDID

Olimpia Splendid

Fonal Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £15.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: FR99LP

"The long awaited debut album by Olimpia Splendid is finally here, returning to that familiar, hypnotic and noisy electric guitar music that we first heard in 2013 when Fonal released the 7" EP 'Nuttu Nurin'. The album has six brand new compositions that are sure to sweep along the listener right from the beginning as the magical and rough sound pierces consciousness. Olimpia Splendid was founded in the summer of 2010 in Finland's capital, Helsinki. Out-of-tune guitar- and vocal music with drum machine loops is composed and performed by Heta Bilaletdin, Jonna Karanka and Katri Sipi… Read more
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OLIMPIA SPLENDID - Olimpia Splendid, Fonal Records
C418 - Minecraft Volume Alpha, Ghostly International
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C418

Minecraft Volume Alpha

Ghostly International

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: GI245LP

**Includes postcard of the album artwork** "Minecraft Volume Alpha, the first instalment of a two-part OST, is the work of German composer and musician Daniel Rosenfeld. Using C418 as his moniker, Rosenfeld crafted the sweeping soundtrack and vibrant sound design which helped breathe life into Minecraft's voxel-based universe. Fans and critics were universally enamored with his beatless, nuanced electronic pieces upon release. Popular gaming site Kotaku named it among The Best Game Music of 2011, calling the music "remarkably soothing," and The Guardian has compared Rosenfeld's delicate … Read more
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C418 - Minecraft Volume Alpha, Ghostly International
PERE UBU - Dub Housing (Reissue), Fire Records
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PERE UBU

Dub Housing (Reissue)

Fire Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £12.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: FIRELP362

"Pere Ubu reissue their second album ‘Dub Housing’ on Fire Records. Originally released in 1978, the same year as their debut ‘The Modern Dance’, Pere Ubu continue to tear up the rule book, chew it up and spit it out with glorious splendour. Mesmerising critics, fans and musicians along the way, their follow up has been repeatedly regarded as one of their best and captures Pere Ubu in one of their earliest incarnations. ‘Dub Housing’s assaultive noises and melodic rock still annihilates the senses setting Pere Ubu apart from their peers with vision and an inimitable ability to push boun… Read more
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PERE UBU - Dub Housing (Reissue), Fire Records
ANTI-G - Kush In Da Sound, Rwina Records
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ANTI-G

Kush In Da Sound

Rwina Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: RWINA028

Sound an alarm - Anti-G is back in the building! Four years after he presented 'Kentje'sz Beatsz' for Planet Mu, the Dutch bubbler comes back on his native Rwina records with a rave's worth of lurid, forward dance trax. In the time since we last heard him, Anti-G has thankfully stuck to his guns with 'Kush In Da Sound' serving six tracks of upfront, in-your-grill hardstyle synth squeaks and Afro-Caribbean torque quite unlike anyone else. They're largely longer than his previous efforts, with three tracks running over 5 minutes, as opposed to under 3 minute, giving more time to canter, bubble… Read more
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ANTI-G - Kush In Da Sound, Rwina Records
VARIOUS - Tom Furse Digs, Lo Recordings

VARIOUS

Tom Furse Digs

Lo Recordings

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.49

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: LO130LP

Review to follow shortly…
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JIRE / KEPLA / THROWING SHADE / VARIOUS - The Bedroom Club III, NO PAIN IN POP
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JIRE / KEPLA / THROWING SHADE / VARIOUS

The Bedroom Club III

NO PAIN IN POP

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £12.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: NPIP044

No Pain In Pop present a glistening web of parellel midnight dimensions in 'The Bedroom Club III'. Like the prior two volumes which introduced us to early work from club mutants, D'eon, Pariah and patten, a.o., this edition rounds up established artists such as NTS' Throwing Shade with the noctilucent ambience of '38 000', or NPIP's own Jire with the screwed brain enema, 'Sout', alongside a handful of new acquaintances. Sim Hutchings crosses our radar for a 1st time with the depressed techno slug of 'I Will Unify The Hood Through My Vision', and, likewise Selec… Read more
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JIRE / KEPLA / THROWING SHADE / VARIOUS - The Bedroom Club III, NO PAIN IN POP
SINKANE / PEAKING LIGHTS - Mean Dub EP, City Slang
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SINKANE / PEAKING LIGHTS

Mean Dub EP

City Slang

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SLANG50086EP

*Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* Peaking Lights present Sinkane's soul hues psyched-in-dub. Refracting his 'Mean Love album in four versions, they range from super louche and mellow take on 'Hold Tight' thru a stepping dub-funk mix of 'Yacha' working shads away from Seven Davis Jr, to the greazier, bluesy twang of 'How We Be' softened up by flighty flute and Sinkane's soul buzz vocal.
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THE SCIENTISTS - The Scientists, Numero Group

THE SCIENTISTS

The Scientists

Numero Group

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: NUM1233LP

**Right little Aussie punk ripper from '83 channeling heavy influence by The Stooges and Suicide. Housed in tip on-style jacket** "The Scientists' 1981 wild debut bewildered Perth, Australia's punters with its charging anthems centered on themes of young love and alienation. Obvious in its rebellion yet more pop than punk, the self-titled “Pink Album" deftly embodied the tough-yet-danceable outsider aura of The Ramones, and its unheard of, feverish clip shook the shores of the geographically confined Swan Coastal Plain of down under. Recorded just as the lineup of guitarist-vocalist Ki… Read more
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THE SCIENTISTS - The Scientists, Numero Group