Available for PRE- ORDER, out on the 20th of April.
“Technically I didn’t quit, Im just seven years late for work” - Dave Chappelle - scorzilla.com
“We’re talking about lyrics that really come from somewhere, really truly mean something, yet whats beautiful about Scorz is that there is still a sense of humour” - Shane Meadows
The debut album from Scor-zay-zee Aeon: Peace To The Puzzle
"His music reminds me of my work where you can be laughing your head off one minute, and then it can turn on its head the next” - Shane Meadows
Producers: Nick Stez, Dj Fever, Juga-Naut, P-Brothers, Mecca:83, Stejallan, Owais, Zetia, TheElementz, Featuring Artists: Chester P, RAF (Juga-Naut, Vandal Salvage, Cappo), Ali Vegas, Tragedy Khadafi, Nina Smith, Nick Stez, Joy Mumford, Dj Woody, Jabba Tha Kut, Daudi Matsiko.
Tracklisting: 1. Intium 2. Bone Stash 3. All In together 4. Old School 5. The Heart 6. Money Worries 7. Love ‘em All 8. Penny For My Thoughts 9. Live Free 10. Good Grammar 11. Equestrianism 12. Street Angel 13. R.A.F. (Scorz, Vandal Savage, Cappo & JugaNaut) 14. 1995; 15. Lions (feat Nina Smith) 16. I’m Not Bragging 17. Brain Tour 18. Get Up (feat Nina Smith) 19. Double Dragon (feat Chester P Hackenbush) 20. Ungodly Reason 21. Saturday 22. Gangsta Wraps / Take The Throne 23. Remember (feat. JugaNaut and Ali Vegas) 24 .Syllabus (feat Joy Mumford) 25 . Misunderstood (featuring Tragedy Khadafi) 26. Heroes Never Die (with Daudi Matsiko) 27. Flow Sicker; 28. Crepps (Bonus Track)
"The debut 7" from Philadelphia's SHEER MAG finally gets a wider UK and European release!
Sheer Mag seemingly came out of nowhere last Autumn with this killer four track EP. It is the only record of recent times that manages to sound like a mix of a classic Seventies rock record, power pop and an obscure English DIY 7" from the late 70's.
Everything sounds scrappy, fuzzy and scuzzy and it's all the better for it. The riff packed guitar work and fuzzed female vocals sit perfectly together whilst the crude rhythms just adds bounce and basic beats.
Think a mix of the power pop delight of Protex, the lo-fi nature of The Seize, the riffs of Thin Lizzy and the powerful female vocal of Suzi Quatro. It shouldn't work but it does. It really does!" 'What You Want' awarded 'Best New Track' on Pitchfork One of NME's '50 Brand New Artists Set To Storm 2015'
It was the discovery in Australia of a 1932 photograph of Curgenven’s grandfather - whose grandfather in turn had emigrated from Cornwall to Australia back in the 1800s - which was the inspiration that brought SIRÈNE together. Five generations after that first migration across the ocean, Robert Curgenven had been the first of his line to return to the Atlantic peninsula after many years in central and northern Australia.
In Cornwall, living amongst the familiar climes of wild country, he’d returned also to his first instrument, the pipe organ, where his ideas about composition, pursued since his earliest pieces made over three decades before, were consolidated though hours of recordings in centuries-old Cornish churches to become the selection of works etched on SIRÈNE.
In part a companion piece prefacing a visceral forthcoming album (RFE_02) about settler colonialism, SIRÈNE proves just as visceral in its own right. As with the Turner painting, “Snow Storm – Steam Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth”, that adorns the back cover and whose story is at the heart of an eponymous track which bodily charts this myth of biography, SIRÈNE sends listeners across roiling oceans billowing humid air, beneath plunging coastlines. Amid this elemental immersion, Curgenven asks what is it to belong to a land, or even to this ever-changing country? Cornwall has been home to thousands of years of tin mining, with a tin trade dating back beyond the Bronze Age and the Phoenicians.
With a colonial history of its own, empires around and within it have come and gone like its rugged granite cliffs, which once stood miles away in the days of Cornubia. Like that coast, the citizenry has remained in a slow process of transformation - waves of imperialism wash over and across Cornwall, as they did on Caliban’s horizon in his own Tempest. SIRÈNE is not a kind of nostalgia or looking back nor a looking forward into an imagined future, but instead it views time, lineage, nationhood as a process and a continuum of change.
“Curgenven really excels as he charms easily with a selection of expertly-treated pipe organ recordings. It’s not easy listening as you can probably imagine, but hearing the familiar spiritual throb of the organ anchors the recordings in the real world and allows Curgenven to experiment without fear of losing our interest… his most definitive work to date… astounding” – John Twells, FACT magazine '
’’SIRÈNE’ is BREATHTAKING! An artist whose work continues to overwhelm.” - Richard Chartier, LINE
Side A: 1: Ressuscitant de l'étreinte de la Sirène 2: Cornubia
Side B: 1: Turner‘s Tempest 2: Imperial Horizon (for Caliban)
Triumvirate is the highly anticipated third full length from Lewis & Clarke. It's an album of seasoned confidence and meditative song-craft with a vision of clarity and conviction; a seventy-five minute journey through lush and brooding passages nestled in a canopy of strings, melancholic melodies and warm, world-weary beauty. Complex, fragile arrangements mix with unexpected but natural elements to create a tapestry of intricate yet strong compositions. Lyrically rich and musically gorgeous, Triumvirate is well worth the wait.
Lewis & Clarke is the musical alias of Pennsylvania-based artist Lou Rogai, the voice and vision resonating through the long form art-pop / avant-folk compositions that have become a signature sound. For close to a decade, Lewis & Clarke has steadily and quietly built a devout following by releasing several acclaimed recordings while skirting mainstream currents. Rogai's slow-burning process is as much of a mission statement as an authentic stance in a corporate age. He makes music as an antidote, an unaffected experience.
The moniker itself references the fellowship and correspondence between C. S. Lewis and Arthur C. Clarke rather than the 19th century explorers. In the same way, Lewis & Clarke songs tend to shift depth of field and mood as unexpected layers of sound and lyrics unfold. Rogai has a strong history of collaboration; he's credited as producer / arranger / multi-instrumentalist on Leave Ruin, the debut LP by Strand of Oaks, as well as having contributed to the Two Suns album by Bat For Lashes. Most recently, Rogai scored The Wreck, the short which premiered at Cannes 2014 directed by Kevin Haus.
Haus also directed A Map of A Maze, a 13 minute short film depicting the inspirations and meditations of Triumvirate. Triumvirate takes its title from the political term for the classic power struggle between three entities as well as a cliff face of the same name in Delaware Water Gap. "If you equate the act of climbing a mountain as solving a puzzle, the album name is also a metaphor for solving a moving puzzle and moving forward".
Listening to demos of the record, though, one gets the sense that the true triumvirate Rogai is exploring is one within himself; the outward-facing philosopher, the introspective songwriter, and the old soul whose oneness with the natural world can't help but permeate his work.
"Lewis & Clarke returns with a huge masterpiece; Triumvirate, a double LP of extreme beauty, emotion, musicality, and storytelling." – FOLKADELPHIA
"Gorgeous, slow building.....He constructs songs the way a gifted author tells stories, revealing details slowly, guiding the narrative along confidently." - WONDERING SOUND
Tracklisting: 1. Eve's Wing 2. Black Cloud 3. Resistance 4. Triumvirate 5. The Reach & The Grasp 6. Children of the Sun 7. Pompeii's Dream 8. The Turning Sky 9. Two Trees 10. The Ride 11. Ascensionist 12. Sojourn Sam*