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Thursday, 04 September

CYGNUS - Tesseracter, CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT
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CYGNUS

Tesseracter

CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: CPU00001101

**Edition of 250** CPU boot up another retro-futurist Braindance session from Cygnus in the 'Tesseracter EP'. This vinyl version includes four cuts: the slinky Drexciyan electro of 'Tesseracter' and the exotic harmonic hues of 'Strange Hyper' on the A-side; some dope Juan Atkins-esque electro in 'Technologic' and tightly clipped, fluid electro-funk in 'Video Games' on the B-side.
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CEOL - The Light, DON'T BE AFRAID
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CEOL

The Light

DON'T BE AFRAID

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DBA016

Sterling deep house and techno from Glasgow's Dominic Capello (ov Dom & Harri) and Lee Duncan. The pair play off deep roots across three tracks of finest dancefloor calibre. A-side gives up the expressive electro-soul leads and tactile, late-night bassline of 'The Light', plus a vintage Carl Craig-style pearl in the muscular bass arpeggios and lustrous, lusting techno pads of 'D3', and B-side, 'Third Thought' follows suit with the moodiest blue chords and strangely distanced groove drawing lines between the techno souls of Detroit and Glasgow. RIYL Lord Of The Isles, NWAQ, DJ Sprinkles.
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CEOL - The Light, DON'T BE AFRAID
LOW CONCEPT - Bugz EP (Alex Coulton Mix), White Asega
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LOW CONCEPT

Bugz EP (Alex Coulton Mix)

White Asega

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: WA003

Low Concept in control for the 3rd single from London/NYC's White Asega label, backed with a ruddy good Alex Coulton re-step. The originals carve between sodden, gritty techno a la Happa or Blawan in 'Bugz' to low-riding, blown out electro with New York swagger on 'The Prick'. Alex Coulton's remix blows both of 'em out the water, resetting 'Bugz' to a Mala or Kode 9-esque dubstep lean swarmed with a menagerie of bleeps and dread gremlins and dubbled-up Footwork drums.
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M83 - M83 (Reissue), Naïve
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M83

M83 (Reissue)

Naïve

Format_dot_vinylLP+CD // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: NV831761

*Reissued vinyl edition, Includes free CD inside* "Aptly titled M83, this album served as the French electropop outfit’s debut release in 2001 on Gooom. Recorded as a duo by founding members Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau, the album was described by Pitchfork as “how it feels to live inside a triumphal music box.” The track names can be read in order to describe a boy/girl meeting at a party. Taken in tow with the sampled movie dialogue throughout, the album serves as a poignant soundtrack for the simplest of scenarios. "
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M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (Reissue), Naïve
*Reissued vinyl edition, Includes free CD inside* France’s electronic duo M83 return with their second album, their first to be given a more overtly international push. Good timing, for its an adequately analogue collection of electronic pop songs mounted on a bed of fuzzy guitars and computerised vocals – hitting the zeitgeist with considerable aplomb. The tracks often contain a warm, almost romantic undercurrent, something which isnt often associated with music of this kind, and the soundscapeish scope of the composition, rather than the execution, hints at a deep lov… Read more
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M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (Reissue), Naïve
M83 - Before The Dawn Heals Us (Reissue), Naïve
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M83

Before The Dawn Heals Us (Reissue)

Naïve

Format_dot_vinylLP+CD // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: NV831961

*Reissued vinyl edition, Includes free CD inside* M83 have long been mentioned in the same breath as Ulrich Schnauss - listening to this excellent second album it becomes clear once again just why these comparisons have been made. "Before The Dawn Heals Us" is the sound one would imagine Mr Schnauss producing had he more or less got rid of his electronic demons, immersing himself fully in a mesh of guitars and weaves of feedback levelled out by that rarest of electronic conceits - vocals. M83 certainly bring to mind the euphoric, epic arrangements Schnauss is so fond of, while t… Read more
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M83 - Before The Dawn Heals Us (Reissue), Naïve
ORLANDO JULIUS WITH THE HELIOCENTRICS - Jaiyede Afro, Strut

ORLANDO JULIUS WITH THE HELIOCENTRICS

Jaiyede Afro

Strut

Format_dot_vinyl2LP + CD // £17.99

WORLD

Cat. Number: STRUT112LP

*Includes a copy of the CD free inside - First ever internationally released studio album by one of the all-time legends of Nigerian music, Orlando Julius, in a collaboration with London super-group The Heliocentrics* "At his club residency in Ibadan, Orlando Julius was one of the very first to begin fusing US R&B with traditional highlife during the mid-‘60s with his Modern Aces band. His ‘Super Afro Soul’ album from ’66 set the blueprint for a whole generation of Afrobeat and Afro funk stars and, in an illustrious career, Julius met and played with Louis Armstron… Read more
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ORLANDO JULIUS WITH THE HELIOCENTRICS - Jaiyede Afro, Strut
BAKRADZE - Letter / The Silence Between Me & You Has Never Had Meaning / Kiss Me Again, The Crescent
Piquant, tactile ambient garage/broken beats from Tbilisi, Georgia's Bakradze. Springing off 12"s for Apollo (under the Gacha alias), 2nd Drop and Teal onto The Crescent, Bakradze is at his best in the scissoring 2-step swing and parry mixed and Caribou/Four Tet-style progressive elements of 'Letter', whilst 'The Silence Between Me and You Has Never Had Meaning' rides with dusted house vibes reminding of Falty DL, and 'Kiss Me Again' makes a lovely tech house nod to Arthur Russell and Polmo Polpo.
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SPRAY PAINT - Cussin', UPSET THE RHYTHM

SPRAY PAINT

Cussin'

UPSET THE RHYTHM

Format_dot_vinyl7" // £4.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: UTR067

**Fluorescent orange wax** "Side A's twitchy opener "Cussin" plays out with some decidedly derailed guitars, working up a tone of paranoia amid the thumping rhythms. The song is almost emblematic of Spray Paint themselves, matching the propulsion against the restraint, locking into a motoric groove that's impossible to escape from. Flipping over, "Three Thumbs Up" is a disorientating number with the band's trio of vocals calling out the lyrics like a repetitive mantra. The overall effect proves less like a list of instructions and more like the unquiet thoughts of a restless head. "I think he's t… Read more
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SPRAY PAINT - Cussin', UPSET THE RHYTHM
CRAIG MCWHINNEY - System EP (Reissue), Sub Squared

CRAIG MCWHINNEY

System EP (Reissue)

Sub Squared

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SSQ02

Sub-heavy and strident techno house from Project Squared's sub-label. Melbourne-based Craig McWhinney at the wheel, cutting across deep and desolate dub-techno zones with 'Pulse For Harvest', and working a cannier step with the Pole or Deadbeat-like 'Citadel' and the persistent swing of 'Six Hundred Furlongs'.
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KURTANE - Chebarkul EP (Reissue), Sub Squared

KURTANE

Chebarkul EP (Reissue)

Sub Squared

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SSQ03

Tuffened garage-techno and electrollers from Northampton's Kurtane, backed with rugged remixes by Ghostek and Craig McWhinney. Kurtane's originals breach Surgeon-esque techno rolige in 'Chebarkul' and the roiling breakbeats of 'Uninspired', giving solid source material for McWhinney's galloping techno remix of the latter, and Ghostek's subaquatic techno-step remix of 'Chebarkul'.
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JENNIFER CASTLE - Pink City, NO QUARTER

JENNIFER CASTLE

Pink City

NO QUARTER

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: NOQ042LP

"From Toronto, Jennifer Castle writes folk songs about friendship, love and heartbreak. ‘Pink City’ is a stirringly beautiful album every bit a step forward from 2011’s ‘Castlemusic’. Its barer arrangements - often just piano, guitar and voice with string arrangements from Owen Pallet - highlight just how good a songwriter Castle is. Her singing has an intuitive style, not always following the expected melody but soaring along on its own current. Greil Marcus wrote in The Believer that Castle “reaches a pitch of mystical transport so gorgeously ethereal she seems to drift off into lands that don’t appear on any map.”
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JENNIFER CASTLE - Pink City, NO QUARTER
MR. SCRUFF - We Are Coming (Max Graef Remix) / Feel Free (Scruff's 12" Re-Tweak), Ninja Tune
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Mr. Scruff tweaks himself off beside a Max Graef remix of 'We Are Coming' taken off the 'Friendly Bacteria' album. The re-tweak of 'Feel Free' swaps the Pan-global percussive palette for sharper electro drums to sound something like Red Snapper for 2014; Berlin's Max Graef remixes 'We Are Coming' with a bustling hustle.
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CASTANETS - Decimation Blues, Asthmatic Kitty

CASTANETS

Decimation Blues

Asthmatic Kitty

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: AKR123LP

*Limited edition marbled blue Vinyl pressing with download coupon* "‘Decimation Blues’, Raymond Raposa’s sixth release as Castanets, marks a decade of scavenger architecture. ‘Decimation Blues’ sees Raposa stepping out in front of the hermetic persona he’s crafted over ten years. There have always been shards of pop songs glinting in the dark corners of Castanets records. Here we get whole gleaming edifices. ‘Decimation Blues’ is the music of a man who’s learned to live and build among the wreckage - twelve seemingly offhand, secretly meticulous tracks that we can hunker down in. “Still a… Read more
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CASTANETS - Decimation Blues, Asthmatic Kitty
ODESZA - In Return, Counter Records
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ODESZA

In Return

Counter Records

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £17.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: COUNT052

A pop-infused, electronic album, littered with vocals from Zyra, Py, Shy Girls and Madelyn Grant.
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SIMON BAKER - Plastik 2014, Kompakt

SIMON BAKER

Plastik 2014

Kompakt

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: Kompakt313

Simon Baker's 2007 tech-house anthem returns remastered and replete with Todd Terje remix, plus Baker's 2014 version. The remastered original wiggles more nimbly, crisply than ever across the A-side, whilst the 2014 version alloys a fresh kit of stepping drums and vampin' keys to the triplet bass for added drive. Then there's that super cheeky Todd Terje version casting out for the Croatian beach set with a heap of tablas, organ riffs, and scratchy guitars.
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ANDRE AND LESLIE - Stress, Kasset Records
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ANDRE AND LESLIE

Stress

Kasset Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: KAS001

Reissue of André Brasseur's spooked-out disco obscurity from Belgium, 1979. Original copies now trade for triple figures, and understandably so. A proper gem, this.
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FILASTINE - Aphasia, CHUSMA RECORDS

FILASTINE

Aphasia

CHUSMA RECORDS

Format_dot_vinyl10" // £9.99

WORLD

Cat. Number: CR0221

"Outernational electronic music producer and multimedia artist Filastine continues to trample borders and take risks with Aphasia. Delicately crafted acoustic details cascade into walls of sound. Lush vocals float above speaker-rattling bass pressure. Aphasia opens with layers of vocal harmonics pitched and slurred into percussive crescendos in Requiem 432. The Requiem video is a funeral party for the age of materialism, filmed in Cairo’s squatted necropolis, the City of the Dead. Sixty Cycle Drum opens with pulsing lofi organs infused with the hiss of tear gas, quickly transforming into the album… Read more
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FILASTINE - Aphasia, CHUSMA RECORDS

Thursday, 28 August

LORENZO SENNI - Superimpositions, Boomkat Editions
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LORENZO SENNI

Superimpositions

Boomkat Editions

Format_dot_vinylLP // £12.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: BKEDIT010

**Stunning new album from Milanese accelerationist Lorenzo Senni. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi, cut at D&M. Edition of 500 individually numbered copies with initial copies pressed on liquid gold wax** We're more than a bit gassed to pop the cork on Lorenzo Senni's thrilling, incisive new LP, the 10th release for Boomkat Editions. The conceptual sibling to his blinding 'Quantum Jelly' side for Editions Mego in 2012, 'Superimpositions' finds the Milan-based multi-disciplinary artist and owner of the brilliant Presto!? Records accelerating and evolving his idea of "Pointillistic Trance" -… Read more
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LORENZO SENNI - Superimpositions, Boomkat Editions
WENDY CARLOS - Tron (Original Soundtrack), AUDIO FIDELITY
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WENDY CARLOS

Tron (Original Soundtrack)

AUDIO FIDELITY

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £38.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: AFZLP 2177

*First Edition - 2 x 180g translucent blue vinyl records packaged in a gatefold jacket, inc colorful photos from the film and informative liner notes written by the composer as well as music critic, Michael Fremer who, at the time, served as the film’s music supervisor. Fremer also oversaw the Audio Fidelity mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio working with the original master tape source for the first time since the initial release.* "Disney's video game crossover movie TRON was a notable landmark in the synthesis of electronic and traditional orchestral music. Wendy Ca… Read more
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WENDY CARLOS - Tron (Original Soundtrack), AUDIO FIDELITY
POUYA EHSAEI - There, ENTR'ACTE
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POUYA EHSAEI

There

ENTR'ACTE

Format_dot_vinylLP // £12.49

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: E172

**Edition of 200. Mastered by Jacques Beloeil** Engrossing debut album from Iranian sound artist, Pouya Ehsaei, sublimating samples of traditional Iranian music to "reveal the rage hidden beneath its melancholia." 'There' was produced in 2010, using fractured and brutally processed instrumentation indigenous to Iran to isolate a palpable feeling of tension articulated with a timbre unique to the artist's background. In the course of its six pieces we perceive a stark and grinding sadness from his aerated arrangements, gleaning elusive emotions from a rich, whisked swirl of glistening tones that r… Read more
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POUYA EHSAEI - There, ENTR'ACTE
BITCHIN BAJAS - Bitchin Bajas, Drag City
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BITCHIN BAJAS

Bitchin Bajas

Drag City

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £18.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: DC592

**Raga and folk inflected meditations from Cooper Crain and Rob Frye's duo, their 2nd for Drag City** "Four faces to the sky, stretched to the max to finally allow us to be free. Cassette comes with a full extra cassette of the relaxation versions — what are you doing for the rest of your life?"
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PROIBITO / VARIOUS - PRB007, Proibito
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PROIBITO / VARIOUS

PRB007

Proibito

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: PRB007

All-American house showcase from Anthony Naples' Proibito gang. Former psy-trance producer Alexander Falk thuds out the fudgy but floating house of 'Mitsuda' beside the hazy subtlety of Hank Jackson's 'Mongoos' up top; down below Jackson Lee grips the hips with a shuffling, sub-heavy Afro-centric groover 'Sumba Togola', and Independence Ave charms with the faded deep house of 'Welfare'.
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DARK SKY - Imagin, Monkeytown Records
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DARK SKY

Imagin

Monkeytown Records

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £14.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MTR048LP

**Gatefold vinyl** 'Imagin' is the eagerly awaited debut album from Dark Sky for Modeselektor's Monkeytown label. Since their early 12"s for Black Acre and Pictures Music, we've witnessed Dark Sky evolve from a dextrous duo dealing in twisted post-dubstep, pop and techno hybrids to a canny trio pushing near-symphonic big room electronica/techno on a level with the likes of Jon Hopkins and Modeselektor. It feels very much of its time, spanning murky trip hop/dubstep-pop references in 'Nothing Changes', 'Vivid' and 'Rainkist' alongside lean, techy London house in 'Odyssey', and at best in the Kraftwer… Read more
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DARK SKY - Imagin, Monkeytown Records
WITCH - Kuomboka, INVISIBLE CITY EDITIONS
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WITCH

Kuomboka

INVISIBLE CITY EDITIONS

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: ICE006

**Sterling reissue of Witch's juicy 1984 LP, 'Kuomboka' - original copies are listed at well over 500 quid 2nd hand!** "If Movin' On is Witch's Rumours then Kuomboka is their Tusk; a remarkable follow-up to a timeless album that shows the band taking greater risks in songwriting and playfully experimenting with production techniques. This album is Witch's stunning swansong before the fast-changing music industry and political environment in Zambia took its toll on the group. Again rooted in American FM radio, from soft rock ballads to boogie, this album sees the group embrace their Zambian roots to a… Read more
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WITCH - Kuomboka, INVISIBLE CITY EDITIONS
AIRHEAD - October / Macondo, Hemlock Recordings
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AIRHEAD

October / Macondo

Hemlock Recordings

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: HEK024

Airhead curls out a coupla bass-sprung aces for Untold's Hemlock label. 'October' pivots crisp, live drums off big boy 808 booms and dissonant electronics like some mutant offspring of AFX's 'Windowlicker'; 'Macondo' goes wiggly, spannered tribal house laced with scuttling electronic gremlins.
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KLINE COMA XERO - Kline Coma Xero, Medical Records
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KLINE COMA XERO

Kline Coma Xero

Medical Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £19.99

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: MR-036

**180g splatter coloured opaque white wax with bonus insert. Limited edition** "Self-titled debut LP by the contemporary USA based minimal synth artist. Formed in 2012, Kline Coma Xero is influenced by a number of projects in the past, spanning a realm of styles from experimental noise, tape loops and early industrial. Recorded on a plethora of hardware sequencers driving analog instruments, Kline Coma Xero produces a uniquely oblique interpretation of past-meets-present in modern electronic music. Standout tracks include the only previously released track "Left Behind" as well as th… Read more
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KLINE COMA XERO - Kline Coma Xero, Medical Records
FELA KUTI - Expensive Shit (Vinyl Reissue), Knitting Factory Records
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FELA KUTI

Expensive Shit (Vinyl Reissue)

Knitting Factory Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.49

WORLD

Cat. Number: KFR2015-1

*Ships Friday* Reissue of Fela's 1975 masterpiece, and to many one of his finest moments. Both sides feature drummer Tony Allen at the height of his powers and an inspired Africa 70 backing. 'Expensive Shit' recounts Fela's notorious tale about Nigerian police raiding his compound, only to plant a joint on him and ultimately get duped in the funniest fashion. Flipside is the immense instrumental groove 'Water Get No Enemy', whose influence has cast a spell over countless artists ever since. Unmissable.
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FELA KUTI - Fela With Ginger Baker Live! (Vinyl Reissue), Knitting Factory Records
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FELA KUTI

Fela With Ginger Baker Live! (Vinyl Reissue)

Knitting Factory Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.49

WORLD

Cat. Number: KFR2003-1

*Newly reissued and remastered* As the story goes, Ginger Baker, burned out byt he excess of touring with his band, left for Ghana in 1970 to spend time with his friend. While there, his ear caught the sound of Nigerian radio and he would travel into what was then a war zone to meet up with Fela Kuti, who he'd previously met in London when Fela was playing trumpet for Remi Kebaka some years prior. Ginger ended up establishing a studio in Lagos and upon return to London invited Fela for a session at Abbey Road studio to an audience of 150. The resulting recording w… Read more
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FELA KUTI - Fela With Ginger Baker Live! (Vinyl Reissue), Knitting Factory Records
FELA KUTI - He Miss Road (Vinyl Reissue), Knitting Factory Records
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FELA KUTI

He Miss Road (Vinyl Reissue)

Knitting Factory Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.49

WORLD

Cat. Number: KFR2016-1

**180g vinyl reissue** 'He Miss Road' was produced for Fela Kuti in 1975 by Ginger Baker. It takes in the organ-heated and woozily dubbed Afrobeat shuffle of the title track and the sparse, spacious groove 'Monday Morning In Lagos' on the A-side, and the mighty side-long play 'It's No Possible' on the flip.
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