At the Dojo
Release Date: 13/09/2019
Fu Manchu’s 8th album, Start The Machine, was originally released on 14 September, 2004. Until now, it is the only album from the legendary band that has never been issued on vinyl.
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of this classic, At The Dojo Records will remedy that with a newly remastered debut vinyl release. Also included is a bonus picture flexi 7” of “Written In Stone” performed live at Roadburn Festival 2003, one year prior to the song’s studio version release on this album.
This 3,000 unit run is pressed on neon green/black splatter vinyl and the gatefold package design includes never before seen photos of the band.
Start The Machine features “Written In Stone,” “Hey” (as featured on the television series, “Sons Of Anarchy” and crowd favorites “Make Them Believe” and “Today’s Too Soon.” This is the recording debut of drummer Scott Reeder, formerly of Smile.
The CD version of this album is also newly remastered for maximum fidelity.
“One of Fu’s tightest albums in years” - Pop Matters
“Invariably tight, immediate and groovy, pulsing sonic hot rods like “Written In Stone,” “Open Your Eyes” and “I Wanna Be” dominate an LP that was clearly meant to be heard on vinyl” - AllMusic.com
1. Written in Stone
2. I Can't Hear You
4. Make Them Believe
6. I'm Gettin' Away
7. Out to Sea
8. Open Your Eyes
9. Today's Too Soon
10. It's All the Same
11. Tunnel Vision
12. I Wanna Be
Picture disc flexi 7”:
1. Written In Stone
With parents who are both accomplished classical musicians, Amy Studt’s future as a performer was always inevitable and from an really early age she was a proficient pop musician, playing piano, oboe and guitar. A special talent, at a mere fourteen years of age she was signed to Simon Fuller’s roster of artists and then quickly picked up a deal with Polydor Records.
At sixteen she released her first single, ‘Just a Little Girl’ which charted at number 14 in the UK pop charts and reached number 1 on US radio play. Her second single ‘Misfit’ reached number 6 and this was soon followed by her debut album ‘False Smiles’ which went on to sell 260,000 copies. Leaving Polydor in 2004 at the age of eighteen years, Amy stayed out of the public eye for a while, but in 2006 it was announced that she was working on a new album and she’d re-signed to Simon Fuller’s new 19 Entertainment Indie label. A new album ‘My Paper Made Men’ was released in 2008 and after a couple of more singles and the album becoming a cult collectors item, Amy again withdrew from the limelight to a cottage in the countryside.
Shying away from the spotlight and constant touring, she built her own recording studio and spent time playing the odd low-key show and writing and recording the songs that have eventually formed the ‘Happiest Girl In The Universe’ record. Returning with a darker and more soulful sound, she is one of the most innovative artists around and is creating some of the most beautifully and inspirational music in the UK right now.
“Studt’s always had an exceptional voice and she blows us away with her control and heartfelt emotion with a pure raw vocal which sounds beyond beautiful”. Celeb Mix
New Heavy Sounds
Release Date: 04/10/2019
Exclusive First-Press Vinyl Edition Made in the UK.
Strictly limited to 500 copies
250 on Heavyweight White Rabbit Frosted Clear Vinyl
250 on Heavyweight Cream Vinyl
Beautiful gatefold sleeve • Each copy individually numbered 1 - 250 by the UK pressing house
Each copy Signed by William DuVall
CD housed in beautiful fold-out 6-panel digipack jacket.. Signed by William DuVall. Limited to 500 copies
“One Alone,” the debut solo LP from Alice In Chains lead singer/guitarist, William DuVall, is a smoldering all-acoustic affair, a late-night meditation on heartbreak, triumph, and hard-won lessons. This recording is as intimate as it gets, like a private living room concert. It’s the perfect contrast to Alice In Chains’s recent UK arena tour in May of this year.
“After three albums and numerous world tours with Alice In Chains, as well as creating the Giraffe Tongue Orchestra album (w/ Brent Hinds of Mastodon and Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan), and, of course, my catalog of albums and tours with Comes With The Fall, I felt the need to peel everything back to the bare bones. This album is strictly one voice, one guitar. It reveals the very core of who I am as a singer, guitarist, and songwriter.” - William DuVall
VINYL LP Tracklisting:
1. ’Til The Light Guides Me Home
2. The Veil Of All My Fears
3. The 3 Wishes
4. Strung Out On A Dream
5. White Hot
1. Still Got A Hold On My Heart
2. Smoke And Mirrors
3. So Cruel
4. Chains Around My Heart
5. No Need To Wonder
Vinyl LP comes with download card containing the same 11-song running order as the CD, including “Keep Driving Me Away.”
Thirty Three Thirty Three
Lathe cut version of Silver Apples, 'Oscillations 2019' backed with Andrew Weatherall's remix of 'The Edge of Wonder'.
Each copy features hand done artwork by Simeon and Andrew Weatherall and is hand signed by both artists.
This 12” vinyl is a lathe cut and limited to 100 copies only. This means that each one was individually cut on a lathe by an operator who had to listen to every cut as it was made to ensure quality control and was not mass produced in a normal vinyl pressing plant.
A Side: Oscillations 2019 (8:33) is Simeon’s new studio recorded, upgraded and augmented version of Silver Apples’ original 1968 classic track of the same name and reflects how he likes to play it live. Or in Simeon’s words, ‘Mixing it Up’.
AA Side: The Edge Of Wonder Remix (9:03) by Andrew Weatherall. Additional programming and engineering Nina Walsh. Mix executed at Facility 4.
Taken from the last Silver Apples album, ‘Clinging to a Dream’, and lovingly remixed.
Mastering: Graham Sutton @dustsuckersound.
Lathe Cutting: Phil Macy @3.45RPM
Artwork & Design: This is a very special sleeve and a rare opportunity to not only own a piece of artwork by Simeon Coxe, but also that of Andrew Weatherall. A perfect marriage of art and music by two maestros not likely to be repeated. Simeon's side of the sleeve shows one of his oscillators, hand drawn by him and then silk screened at his studio in Fairhope, Alabama, USA.
Andrew's side of the sleeve is a silk screened image based on an original lino-cut by him and inspired by the photography of Nina Walsh.
Silver Apples would like to thank Andrew Weatherall for his beautiful remix and artwork.
At the Dojo
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