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  • Value Void 'Sentimental'

    Tough Love Records

    Value Void 'Sentimental'

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    Tough Love Records

    Value Void 'Sentimental'

    £16.99

    London trio Value Void are an offbeat proposition. A sui generis bolt from nowhere, their debut album Sentimental (due out in October on Tough Love) is a collection of luxuriantly deep, shag pile-warm, analogue proto-punk. Paz Maddio and Marta Zabala grew up with each other in Azul, a small town south of Buenos Aires, where the seeds of this project were sown.

    They collaborate in the same way that Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote songs, with Marta penning lyrics then taking them to Paz to spin them in to music. Marta first came to London on tour with the super-slanted art punks Los Cripis, where she met Luke Tristram (of Cop, Score and Owner) who released their record via his Unwork label.

    Paz followed to join them and scrape rent from the city's bars and cafes. By early 2017 the three of them were holed up in practice rooms, Luke adding Evens-esque basslines that laid concrete to their minimalist guitar-lead pop songs.

    Originally as WVS, they started playing shows with bands that had once orbited the tiny Power Lunches venue in Hackney and, since its death, were now to be found on bills at DIY Space, New River Studios and other dusty successors of its autonomous, cheap drink, creative-friendly spirit. In common with bands like Shopping, rudimentary surroundings and resources fed into nonetheless ambitious, hooky work.

    Songs such as “Teen For Him,” a self-effacing lark importing strains of Leslie Gore and the Velvets; the minimal, Guided by Voices-reminiscent chug of “Bariloche” and “Cupids Bow,” an up tempo, Breeders-esque standout, were lynch pins of a pummeling, inspired set. In April of that year, they recorded with Euan Hinshelwood of Young Husband at the studio TVT, in an overlooked corner the other side of Blackheath, tucked under giant knots of flyover on the way to Charlton in South East London. The intention was casual but the results, seven dazzlingly assured songs nailed in a couple of days, sucked attention from several quarters as they skipped between hard drives.

    They secured a tour with Frankie Cosmos and signed to London label Tough Love, who released the single “Back In The Day” in May 2018. Upon deciding to flesh the songs out for a full length, they returned to TVT studios with Euan in April this year, tweaking the mix and laying down two new songs: “Mind,” a down tempo lullaby/lament in which the band track into the territory of early St. Vincent, Grouper or Julianna Barwick, supported by a raw dirge that blossoms in feedback, and “The Deluge,” which is also reflective but structured by a roaming curiosity and big chorus seeking road movie oblivion.

    The album is instantly affecting, with an ease and clarity that suits the elegance of the lyrics: coded love songs and cool reflections on life which are all the more vulnerable and touching sung in Paz Maddio's lilting, ultrachromatic voice - a ceramic-sharp diagonal transatlantic on a pure open tone, with subtle waves of vibrato at its top end. It's a particular heart breaker on tracks such as “Babeland” and “Dead Ladies Lament”. Restricted to a palette of drums, bass, guitar and double tracked vocals caught on 2" tape, coloured here and there with a daub of feedback or a passage of ground-shifting tape delay, this is the sort of thing that gets called “stripped back”.

    It speaks to the powerful understatement at the heart of their style, but it fails to capture the crafty, delicate, taught and spaced-out ride Value Void subject you to: a species of NY proto-punk and Californian post-hardcore born miraculously from London's piss swilling street level like religious icons in toast.

    Tracklisting:
    1.La Trampa
    2.Babeland
    3.Back in the Day
    4.Bariloche
    5.Cupid’s Bow
    6. Mind
    7.The Deluge
    8.Teen for Him
    9.Dead Ladies Lament

    Release Date: 26/10/2018
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  • Dusty Stray 'Estranged'

    Great Waters

    Dusty Stray 'Estranged'

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    Great Waters

    Dusty Stray 'Estranged'

    £18.99

    The Upside Of Down: Dusty Stray’s Fifth Album Estranged Started In The Highlands And Finished In The Lowlands Since the release of the previous Dusty Stray album A Tree Fell And Other Songs in 2015, Jonathan Brown – the man behind the music – moved from the flat Netherlands to mountainous Colorado, USA and back again.

    Living in the fatherland for the first time in 20 years had its ups and downs. Among the downs: at the very first Dusty Stray concert in Colorado he was  asked by the club owner to leave after the first set explaining that the music was too much of a “downer” for a Saturday night.

    Among the ups: he had the opportunity to play and record with some exceptional musicians who are now featured on the new Dusty Stray album Estranged. A combination of recordings with these musicians in the US and recordings made with regular collaborator and legendary producer Kramer (Low, Ween, Galaxie 500), Estranged takes the listener on a gentle meander through fourteen songs in the Dusty Stray tradition of “delightfully dark” (Americana.uk): songs about aging, unrequited love, untimely death, childhood nightmares and writer/illustrator Edward Gorey.

    As far as the sound, expect the trademark Dusty Stray acousticdriven music with the occasional lap steel guitar, banjo, ukulele accompanied by lightly psychedelic undertones. There’s also one cover of a classic by the late Leonard Cohen, master of “downer” songs.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. You Couldn’t Wait To See Me Cry
    2. Through The Atmosphere
    3. Houses
    4. Things Will Look Different
    5. I Can Still Pretend You’re Here Tonight
    6. Down
    7. Gorey Story

    Side B:
    1. Little Lude
    2. All My Wrongs
    3. After the Play
    4. Old And Gray
    5. Window
    6. Happy End
    7. Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye

    Release Date: 19/10/2018

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  • Current 93 'The Light Is Leaving Us All'

    The Spheres

    Current 93 'The Light Is Leaving Us All'

    £12.99

    “The Light Is Leaving Us All” is the new album from Current 93, everyone’s favourite Hallucinatory Cuneiform SuperGroup.

    Three years in Her Making and Shaping, “The Light Is Leaving Us All” Spells Within her 11 tracks.

    The 12” vinyl edition Skips Out in a gatefold sleeve, with an accompanying insert containing all lyrics and credits. The CD edition PickNicks Along in a gatefold digipak, again with an accompanying insert containing all lyrics and credits.

    C93 are possibly probably certainly perhaps: Alasdair Roberts, Aloma Ruiz Boada, Andrew Liles, Ben Chasny, David Tibet, Michael J. York, Ossian Brown, Reinier van Houdt, Rita Knuistingh Neven, and Thomas Ligotti. And Remember Remember—Your Future Cartoon Is As Soft As The Tarot!
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  • Laurent Jeanneau 'Music of Southern and Northern Laos' CD

    Akuphone

    Laurent Jeanneau 'Music of Southern and Northern Laos' CD

    £14.99

    This special pack gather both volumes (Music of Southern Laos AKULP1009 and Music of Northern Laos AKULP1010) Akuphone presents a collection of recordings of various musical practices from the Laotian provinces of Champasak, Attapeu, Sekong, Saravan, Luang Namtha and Phongsaly.

    These documents are a perfect introduction to the traditional music of South Laos minority groups. Popular modern music is widely spread but visitors are barely ever exposed to ancient acoustic practices from villages. As a matter of fact, mouth organs of various sizes exist among the Hmong and Bit as well as amazing vocal techniques among the Lantene, Ahka or Khmu who combine simultaneous singing and flute notes.

    This collection also compels one to discover the Brao gongs, the Triang bamboo flutes, the Lao, Ta Oy, Alak, OI, Pacoh or Nyaheun mouth organs as well as the powerful singing accompanying these instruments. Caught on the spot, these outstanding testimonies were collected between 2006 and 2013 by Laurent Jeanneau, aka King Gong. Through his researches, this self-taught ethnologist has gradually become one of the specialists of the field, building up a collection of complete and fascinating sound archives which contribute documenting parts of this immaterial heritage.

    MUSIC OF SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN LAOS brings some light on a region of South East Asia still largely unknown from the general audience as well as the recently reborn ethnographic musical industry.

    This compilation will delight both molam/khene lovers and beginners unused to South East Asian sounds. Enclosed: liner notes in English, French and Japanese. Redeem code

    Tracklisting:
    1. Brao Lave Gongs
    2. Ta Oy Courting Song
    3. Triang Pao Kabang
    4. Nyaheun « Jeu Phawn Peng Gawng Ploung Ken »
    5. Katu Song
    6. Lao Lam Saravan
    7. Oy Duet
    8. Alak Songs
    9. Alak Khene Molam
    10. Pacoh Trio
    11. White Hmong « Queej »
    12. Lantene (Moon) Women
    13. Khmu Ou « Tot »
    14. Khmu Ou « Pi»
    15. Akha « Chuluba »
    16. Bit « Protect The Forest »
    17. Dark Blue Yao (Moon) Ceremony
    18. Akha « New Year Song »
    19. Khmu « Jiakoot »

    Release Date: 05/10/2018
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  • Interbellum 'Dead Pets, Old Griefs' CD

    Ruptured

    Interbellum 'Dead Pets, Old Griefs' CD

    £11.49

    Release Date: 05/10/2018

    Interbellum is the musical project of Lebanese singer-songwriter Karl Mattar. Formed in 2015, the project sees him working alongside multi-instrumentalist and producer Fadi Tabbal and other musicians from the Beirut music scene.

    Prior to the creation of Interbellum, Mattar released folk albums under the moniker Charlie Rayne. 2014’s Wider Waters saw him move to Berlin and embark on a 40-date tour in Europe, before returning to Beirut to launch Interbellum. Both projects were showcased at Wickerpark Festival, the leading indie festival in the Middle East. Interbellum’s debut Now Try Coughing featured lo-fi guitar-driven songs recorded live to cassette. It was recorded and self-released in 2016.

    Dead Pets, Old Griefs is the band’s second full-length album, and expands the band’s palette considerably, adding synthesizers, samples and electronics to the mix. The album features 10 songs that revolve around themes of memory, time, childhood, and loss.

    Apocalyptic imagery - real, imagined and figurative - permeates the album, and the instrumentation follows suit, warping, distorting and folding in on itself. The record plays like a broken music box, its kaleidoscopic melodic songs disjointed and smeared by noise, dissonance and processed sounds.

    Recorded in Tabbal’s Tunefork Studios over a period of several months, Dead Pets, Old Griefs features contributions from Marwan Tohme, Julia Sabra and Pascal Semerdjian from dream-pop quartet Postcards, and Camille Cabbabé from post-rock ensemble KOZO.

    The album is released by Lebanese indie label Ruptured in a limited edition of 300 CD’s.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Distortion
    2. Another Day
    3. First Light
    4. It’s All Over
    5. Ready to Dissolve
    6. Ink
    7. PQRST
    8. For Air
    9. Some Ghosts
    10. Weight of Winter
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  • Hank Erix 'Nothing But Trouble' CD

    Livewire

    Hank Erix 'Nothing But Trouble' CD

    £11.99

    Release Date: 05/10/2018

    Hank Erix is the frontman of the Swedish AOR band HOUSTON. A band that have been a bright star in the AOR / Melodic rock sky over their last five releases. The band received the best AOR album 2010 accolade in Classic Rock Magazine and have appeared on several impressive festivals throughout Europe such as Sweden Rock and Download festival.

    Over almost a decade with HOUSTON, Hank Erix has made quite a name for himself in the melodic rock world and it’s finally time for the release of his solo debut ‘Nothing but Trouble’. The album features songs that has been marinating for years and sees the band leader of HOUSTON taking a bold step forward from the expected Houston sound and sees Hank flexing his more hard rocking muscles.

    Tagging along with Hank Erix on this 1700cc motorcycle ride of an album are members of Therion, Degreed, Art Nation, Wildness, Kryptonite , Palace, Gutterdämerung & Adrenaline Rush. From the opening hook-filled but hard-hitting riffola of opener ‘Turn To Darkness’ through to the brooding and Dokken-esque first single ‘Fortune Hunter’ and the final salvo of ‘For The Restless and Young’, Hank shows a darker and heavier edge while the trademark melody always remains.

    As Hank reveals “they say that life is not about being who you are; it’s about becoming who you want to be. After almost a decade with Houston I’ve learned a lot about myself and the music that I love.

    These songs are me, all me, singing my heart out for the world to hear and this album has been a dream of mine, something to cross off the bucket list if you will” “Hank Erix is a bonafide genius and AOR hero. There, I've said it.” /GloryDazeMusic

    Tracklisting:
    1. Turn To Darkness
    2. Last Chance To Love
    3. Fortune Hunter
    4. Way To Go
    5. Shadowdance
    6. Affair Of The Heart
    7. Electricity
    8. Freak
    9. Giving Up On Love
    10. For The Restless & The Young
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  • Jlin 'Autobiography (Music from Wayne McGregor's Autobiography)'

    Planet Mu Records

    Jlin 'Autobiography (Music from Wayne McGregor's Autobiography)'

    £11.49

    By now, the story of how Jlin went from working in a steel factory in Gary, Indiana to being one of the most widely appreciated electronic musicians is well known.
    “Black Origami” was one of the most reviewed and lauded albums last year.

    Seriously prolific and seriously hard-working, she has toured constantly since its May 2017 release and despite being involved in a wide range of projects, still manages to find a balance and “do some personal healing and growing.”

    Here we are over a year later with “Autobiography,” the score for her collaboration with renowned British choreographer Wayne McGregor arranged by Unsound. This isn’t technically her third album (that’s due to arrive in 2019 or 2020), but the soundtrack stands up on its own with all the emotional peaks and troughs of a well-sequenced longplayer.

    For Jlin, making music for dance is the fulfillment of one of her lifelong dreams – and remarkably, Company Wayne McGregor’s performance was the first show she’d ever seen. She describes the process of working with Wayne: “We first met face to face in October 2016 in a downtown Chicago hotel, talking for about a solid two hours. Immediately, I saw Wayne was very friendly and energetic. He’s brilliant, witty, and knows exactly what he wants; an absolute gem to work with.

    Before I even started composing for Autobiography, Wayne told me so gently that he trusts me completely with my direction of creating the score. That was the best feeling in the world. I would wake up at two in the morning and work until six in the evening until I completed all the pieces. We were both very happy with the outcome. Creating the score for an impeccable piece of work such as Autobiography changed my life as an artist.” “Autobiography” is a highlight in an evolving and growing career.

    During the last year, Jlin has also become an in-demand remixer, securing her place among a roster of music heavyweights. Unsurprisingly, given her positive and outgoing nature, she also developed friendships with the artists she has remixed such as Björk, Max Richter and Ben Frost. Jlin will be touring with Company Wayne McGregor performing “Autobiography” this year in addition to completing a commission for the Kronos Quartet titled “Little Black Book.”

    She still approaches every performance “with the same attitude of doing my best to execute a good show, no more, no less. Doing my best is what’s most important to me.” She also still lives in Gary, Indiana, which keeps her grounded. She notes with her typical humility, “The local community is a little more knowledgeable of me now. But I don’t mind my community taking its time.”

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. 1st Overture (Spiritual Atom)
    2. Annotation
    3. Carbon 12

    Side B:
    4. Unorthodox Elements
    5. Anamnesis (Part 1)
    6. The Abyss Of Doubt
    7. Mutation

    Side C:
    8. First Interlude (Absence Of Measure)
    9. Permutation
    10. Kundalini

    Side D:
    11. Anamnesis (Part 2)
    12. Blue I
    13. Second Interlude(The Choosing)

    CD:
    1. 1st Overture (Spiritual Atom)
    2. Annotation
    3. Carbon 12
    4. Unorthodox Elements
    5. Anamnesis (Part 1)
    6. The Abyss Of Doubt
    7. Mutation
    8. First Interlude (Absence Of Measure)
    9. Permutation
    10. Kundalini
    11. Anamnesis (Part 2)
    12. Blue I
    13. Second Interlude (The Choosing)

    Release Date: 28/09/2018
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  • Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs 'King of Cowards'

    Rocket Recordings

    Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs 'King of Cowards'

    £11.49

    Seven is the magic number. Indeed, not only do psychologists theorise that the human brain can only memorise a sequence of this length, but Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - the Newcastle-based maximalists whose riffs, raw power and rancour have blazed a trail across the darker quarters of the underground in the last five years - have made a second album in King Of Cowards which does its damnedest to take consciousness to its very limits.

    Moreover, another notable seven is dealt with here - that of the deadly sins. As vocalist and synth player Matt Baty notes “For a long time I’ve questioned how and where guilt can be used as a form of oppression. When can guilt be converted into positive action? After typing all of the lyrics up I realised I’d unwittingly referenced every one of the seven deadly sins throughout the album.
    That’s my fire and brimstone Catholic upbringing coming into play there!”

    Building on the momentum this band has built since their January 2017 debut Feed The Rats, this opus sees them entering a new phase as a sleeker and still more dangerous swineherd.

    The Iggy-esque drive to dementia, Sabbath-esque squalor and Motörhead-style dirt may still be present and correct, yet the songs are leaner, the long-drawn-out riff-fests sharpened into addictive hammerblows and the nihilistic dirges of yore alchemically transformed into an uplifting and inviting barrage of hedonistic abandon.

    “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which” So George Orwell noted at the end of a certain slim volume.

    King Of Cowards is nothing less than just such a metamorphosis, one in which - in a blur of primal urges and beastly physicality - this band shows us just which animals are really in charge of the farm.

    “One of the bands to watch in 2018.” The Guardian

    “The demons have been summoned, channeled and purged.” The Quietus

    “Designed to blow your speakers.” Loud & Quiet

    “It’s akin to bottling hellfire.” Crack Magazine

    Release Date: 28/09/2018
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  • Ital Tek 'Bodied'

    Planet Mu Records

    Ital Tek 'Bodied'

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    Planet Mu Records

    Ital Tek 'Bodied'

    £18.99

    Follow up to his acclaimed 2016 album 'Hollowed'. Stepping in a different direction from that album, It’s as if Hollowed's detailed world has been fleshed out and filled with the spectre of human voices.

    As on his last album, the sounds on 'Bodied' are highly designed, but this time barely a whisper of dance music remains. Instead it's built around acoustic elements and ghostly choral arrangements, refracted and transformed into atmospheric, alien forms which are given the time to settle and transform. Rhythm is used only as a tool to give his world a sense of dark, mechanical momentum.

    Alan explains: 
    "After completing 'Hollowed' I had over a year away from writing any of my own material. I was working, composing music for a video game and a number of different projects. I needed to find a way back in and I rediscovered the joy of music being a release as opposed to a job. I was getting up really early and sketching out lots of ideas very fast, squeezing in quick bursts of writing at the beginning or end of long studio day spent working on other musical projects."

    "It was important for me to define the world that the album was going to inhabit before taking it any further, so I put a much greater focus into the sound design and palette than I had before. I wanted to make the music sound very physical, geometric, and monolithic, as if it inhabited a physical space."

    "On 'Bodied' the music focuses on the interplay between the minuscule and the vast, beauty and brutalism. With this album I was much more concerned with dynamics and the discipline of holding tension; the use of space and silence to provide a counterpoint to the intensity."

    "Most importantly, I was keen for there to be a human acoustic foundation, so I did a lot of live recording of cello, violin, harp and guitar - anything I could get my hands on. I was certain that I wanted there to be a greater vocal presence - nothing lyrical or at the forefront but to give it an underlying organic quality - to impart some humanity into the music.

    "As Ital Tek moves further from his roots, he's creating new sounds and spaces in which his music can exist. It's up to the listener to decide what kind of world 'Bodied' evokes, but it's certainly one that's beautiful and rewarding to spend time in.

    Tracklisting:
    2xLP
    Side A:
    1. Adrift
    2. Become Real
    3. Cipher

    Side B:
    4. Lithic
    5. Isolation Waves
    6. Vanta
    7. Across Time

    Side C:
    8. Hymnal
    9. Blood Rain
    10. Prima

    Side D:
    11. Fragility
    12. Bodied
    13. The Circle Is Complete

    CD:
    1. Adrift
    2. Become Real
    3. Cipher
    4. Lithic
    5. Isolation Waves
    6. Vanta
    7. Across Time
    8. Hymnal
    9. Blood Rain
    10. Prima
    11. Fragility
    12. Bodied
    13. The Circle Is Complete

    Release Date: 07/09/2018
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  • The Great Departed 'La Bombe' CD

    Mostakell

    The Great Departed 'La Bombe' CD

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    The Great Departed 'La Bombe' CD

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    The band’s first album is titled “La Bombe”, also a title for the shows performed at Metro Al Madina which have received great feedback for over two years.

    This album’s most noticeable trait is the political and social satire present in almost every song.

    The album’s tracks address many aspects such as religious extremism, cultural, artistic and political disorder, and most importantly, hysteria within an entire nation.

    The music arrangements were done differently in this album, including instruments such as the violin, the Cello, the accordion and the tuba.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Lamma Bada,
    2. Defection,
    3. St. Baghdadi's Celebrations,
    4. Seven Coins,
    5. Important Speech,
    6. Don't Mix,
    7. Wednesday,
    8. Love Awoke My Heart,
    9. La Bombe,
    10. The Explosion,
    11. Old Copper,
    12. Marched With The People,
    13. The People Went Crazy

    Release Date: 14/09/2018
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  • Mole 'Danger Island'

    Figs Of London

    Mole 'Danger Island'

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    Mole 'Danger Island'

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    Danger Island is the debut solo album from singer-songwriter MOLE. An expansive double album of 21 tracks, it has been more than five years in the making, and will be released on 17 August 2018, on the Figs of London label, distributed by Cargo UK.

    The album includes a stack of new songs, as well as a handful of older songs that never got a fair shake in the studio. Replete with rich, intricate string and brass arrangements, tuned percussion, and an array of beautifully understated guest performances, Danger Island is a kaleidoscopic jumble of experiments, fantasies and miniature symphonies. It is conceived as a proper, old-school double album, in the mould of The White Album, Tusk or London Calling – broad in scope and tone, colourful, ambitious, immersive.

    MOLE is the solo project of Californian-born singer, songwriter and visual artist J. Maizlish Mole. For the last twenty years, he has been based in London, New York and Berlin, playing in dive bars, speakeasies, concert halls and every conceivable kind of venue with his various bands. He has been releasing solo work as MOLE since 2015’s Tar Baby EP.

    He began initial work on Danger Island in 2012, the first sessions being recorded by Brian O’Shaughnessy (Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, The Clientele) at Bark Studios in Walthamstow. The project soon moved on to rehearsal rooms and makeshift studios, much of it put together on the go in Mole’s short-let flats all over London and back in the United States. Undeterred by circumstance, Mole and co-producer Dorian McFarland ran a successful crowdfunding campaign to finish the album at the end of 2014, labouring away on it for a further three years. Along the way, MOLE has released three EPs – Tar Baby (2015), The Grand Tour (2016), and Black Eggs (2017). The album was mixed and mastered by Ben Standage (of Down I Go fame), at his farmhouse studio in rural Illinois.

    A lot of brilliant people contributed to Danger Island, including just about everyone from MOLE’s previous bands, Marseille Figs and The Jupiter Band. Its roster of guests includes people from Field Music, Pumarosa, The Rails, The Pretenders, Cinematic Orchestra, Gallon Drunk, Down I Go, The Pogues, Rum Buffalo, Fine Print, Small Hours and Kidnap Alice. It also features extensive contributions from pianist Louis Vause (Madness, Graham Coxon) and double bass legend John Edwards.

    The breadth and scope of Danger Island make it nearly impossible to nutshell. Perhaps best described by saxophonist Pete Fraser as ‘glammy folk-rock’, its range of reference points touches everything from Girl Groups, Power-Pop and Punk to Al Green, Carl Orff and Charles Mingus. There are string quartets, tablas, french horns, fuzz guitars and glockenspiels. The blithe ‘I Love London’, with Vause’s lush, George Martin-esque arrangement, addresses the slow ravaging of the city with a defiant message of unabashed love. Later in the album, the bare-naked gtr/voc piece ‘Sick Old River’ uses the cold indifference of a long-time lover to revisit the singer’s dysfunctional relationship with the city. There are sunshiney pop tunes; folk-form ballads; a honky, churchy, big band number; a Hammond-heavy tone-poem built around a line from Beat poet Kenneth Patchen; and, in the opening track, a dirty, distorted boogaloo that channels both T.Rex and Uncle Remus.

    Danger Island is being released in a deluxe double LP edition, in a gatefold sleeve with lyrics booklet and download card included, as well as a single CD edition in a six-panel digifile.


    Tracklisting:
    1: Tar Baby
    2: Annie Get Your Gun
    3: I Been Hurt
    4: Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone
    5: A Broken Heart Can Still Keep Time
    6: My Suicide
    7: I Love London
    8: Keep Me Moving On
    9: Uncle Billy’s One True Love
    10: Fireflies
    11: Sick Old River
    12: Everybody Must Crawl
    13: The Grave Grass
    14: Playing Possum
    15: My Good Looks
    16: I’m Not Sorry Now
    17: She’s the One
    18: Easy Jean
    19: Blue Nova
    20: Swan Song
    21: It’s Been

    Release Date: 24/08/2018
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  • Sudden Infant 'Buddhist Nihilism'

    Harbinger Sound

    Sudden Infant 'Buddhist Nihilism'

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    Sudden Infant 'Buddhist Nihilism'

    £16.99

    SUDDEN INFANT is a Swiss Industrial-Dada-Noise-Rock band based in Berlin. Their 2014 album "Wölfli’s Nightmare“ on Voodoo Rhythm Records was produced by Roli Mosimann (Swans, The Young Gods, Wiseblood) and was very well received by critics and audiences.

    In the past Sudden Infant toured with Sleaford Mods and played alongside Wolf Eyes, Ben Frost, Merzbow, Derek Bailey, Jim O'Rourke, Thurston Moore and many others.

    The brand new 2018 album „Buddhist Nihilism“ coming in August on Harbinger Sound (Harbinger189) will consolidate the bands ability for bizarre and intense compositions full of left field humor, powerful rhythms and twisted structures. Brilliantly mixed and mastered by Martin Siewert (Radian) in his Vienna studio.

    "Buddhist Nihilism, the new Sudden Infant album is a real fistful of sturm und drang, a real departure for the band. The new record leaves some of the noise and industrial elements behind and sees the band streamlining its approach. The barebones, minimal throb recalls fellow travelers The Ex and Suicide, with your somewhat unstable downstairs neighbor screaming at the daily horrors flashing on the television screen.“ - Daniel Blumin / WFMU

    "Sudden Infant go all the way. Nothing is held back." - Keith Moline / The Wire

    "One of Europe's finest Noise provocateurs!" - Matthew Kosloff / Skyscraper Magazine

    "Fucking awesome band! I was lucky enough to witness their set live at 100 Club. Killer!" - Steve Crittall / The Godfathers

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Rationality
    2. Hong Kong Nursery
    3. In This Moment
    4. Maybe You’re Right
    5. 228
    6. Tourists

    Side B:
    7. Puppet Master
    8. 100 Word Mantra
    9. George Clooney
    10. Brownsville Texas
    11. French Douche
    12. Somniphobia II

    Release Date: 21/09/2018
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  • Sulo 'Nightshift / Brilliant Outsiders' 2CD

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    Sulo 'Nightshift / Brilliant Outsiders' 2CD

    £12.99

    Sulo Karlsson is well known as the frontman of Swedish glam boogie rockers Diamond Dogs and lead singer in the UK Punk supergroup The Crunch, that features members from The Clash, Sham 69 & Cockney Rejects.

    But he’s also probably the most productive and creative singer/songwriter in modern time. He has been writing and releasing 5 albums (yep, 5) per year since 2008 for himself and other artists in almost any genre. Punk, Pop, Soul, Country and Rock n Roll it doesn’t matter, Sulo is literally everywhere!  

    If last years gifted Rock n Roll album ‘Sulo’s Full English’, contained 19 tracks with guest performances from Chris Spedding, Wilko Johnson, Robert Wyatt etc was impressive, Sulo has managed to top that. This double deal is a songwriter at the top of his game.  

    ‘Night Shift’ is a dark, melancholy almost acoustic ride into the depths of the soul. With naked, strong and sometimes painful lyrics on a bed of blue coloured melodies, Sulo manages to create a new musical landscape. He says “It’s a musical diary of the things that keeps you awake at night, a study of the darkness within”.

    ‘Brilliant Outsiders’ is Sulo’s most ambitious work so far. Together with producer Kevin Porée he has written and recorded 13 country duets. It all started with the song ‘Constant Reminder’, written and recorded at Berry Street studio in London before recording the vocals with duet partner Maria McKee in LA. Then followed a musical journey around the world, London, Stockholm, Los Angeles, Nashville, Florida and more.

    The line-up of duet partners is extraordinary with Janis Ian, Terry Reid, Bellamy Brothers, Linda Gail Lewis (Jerry Lee’s sister), Paul Young and more. Backed up by the UK’s finest Country band Los Pacaminos including Jamie Moses (Queen, Tom Jones Band), Hamish Stuart (Average White band, Paul McCartney etc).

    The two albums together are an amazing collection of songs. 27 tracks with such high-quality music and lyrics that you can’t help wonder how it’s possible. A double album for the lonely nights, early mornings and the long drive home.


    Tracklisting:
    Nightshift:
    1. End Of Me
    2. All Shapes Of Loneliness
    3. Time To Alight
    4. Nightshift
    5. I Swear To God I Don’t Believe
    6. I Keep Running Into Your Arms
    7. Hit Me Where It Hurts
    8. This Burden Is Forever
    9. Hard To Go Easy
    10. Still Sleeping With The Lights On
    11. Recollection Of You
    12. Lord Have Mercy on my Baby Tonight
    13. If The Lights Return
    14. Roaming Bird

    Brilliant Outsiders:
    1. Brilliant Outsiders
    2. Early Morning Light
    3. Curse Of The Ring
    4. Bring Down The Angels
    5. God-Damned Jesus
    6. The Girl With The Rainbow Eyes
    7. Redemption’s At Hand
    8. When The Work Is Done
    9. Constant Reminder
    10. Your Precious Heart
    11. Love Is For The Broken Hearted
    12. Good Enough
    13. A Song For Every Train

    Release Date: 14/09/2018
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  • Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe 'Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe'

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    Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe 'Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe'

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    Available on 180 grm clear coloured vinyl LP.

    This is the second full length album from Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe, the self titled album contains 9 tracks .

    “Right On” is the only track that has been released before on the eponymous EP released earlier in 2018.

    All tracks were recorded at Cobra Studios, Berlin in 2017, the majority of the songs co written by Tess & Anton.

    Tracklisting:

    1. Life after youth 
    2. Monochrome wound
    3. Mount pleasant 
    4. Bindle
    5. Please never die
    6. French Monday afternoon
    7. Die neue welt
    8. Talking bout the weather
    9. Right on

    Release Date: 12/10/2018
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  • Deep Forest & Gaudi 'Epic Circuits' CD

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    Deep Forest & Gaudi 'Epic Circuits' CD

    £7.99

    The much anticipated collaborative studio project between these two true music innovators DEEP FOREST & GAUDI, has gloriously resulted in the release of ‘Epic Circuits’, their – two years in the making – brand new album due for release in August 2018 on vinyl LP, CD, DDL.

    Their individual careers have spanned the last three decades, both pioneering the world-music scene back in the 90s and they still continue to relentlessly deliver distinctive "genre-bending” innovative sounds.

    Now Grammy Award winner Deep Forest and renowned electronica-dub producer/musician Gaudi have composed a beautifully-crafted cinematic album, using analogue and modular synthesizers as an “electronic platform” on which to place their other instruments of choice, from the grand piano to the theremin. This album combines Deep Forest’s blissful melodies with Gaudi’s extraordinaire dub production techniques.

    To put it simply, these guys know how to deliver top quality music, scoring the highest sound production-standard in every release they do. In their years of celebrated careers they both amassed a stunning collection of originals, albums, remixes and chart positions worldwide.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Interstellar
    2. Taiyo
    3. Brassy Sunrise
    4. Ghostly Disco
    5. Future Landscapes
    6. Love Cymbal
    7. Damo Suzuki’s Ballad
    8. Mistero
    9. Milky Way


    After meeting each other on tour in India five years ago, they’ve decided to embark in this music-adventure together, starting with the production of new songs and remixes for each other, followed by touring in Australia, England and New Zealand which naturally brought new music inspirations to the pair, resulting in the creation of the new album ‘Epic Circuits’.

    Release Date: 24/08/2018
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  • Dragon Inn 3 'Double Line'

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    Dragon Inn 3 'Double Line'

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    Dragon Inn 3 'Double Line'

    £25.49

    The cinematic origins of Dragon Inn 3 can be traced back to 2012, when Philip Dickey (leader of the indie-pop group Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin) wrote a theme song for the award-winning short film GHOUL SCHOOL. “If you watch the trailer you can tell it’s the same premise and look as Stranger Things...we just accidentally made it three years before them,” Dickey says. “I had so much fun making the soundtrack with the director (E.P. MARCUS) that we decided to start a band.”

    Dickey recruited his sister, SHARON BOWIE, an occupational therapist, and his wife, children’s librarian GRACE BENTLEY, to help with songwriting and vocal duties. The group self-released the Ghoul School Soundtrack EP in late 2012, receiving high praise from CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND, Philadelphia’s WXPN, and THE RIVERFRONT TIMES, before climbing to #1 on BANDCAMP’s cassette charts.

    Then it was back to the studio (i.e. the bedrooms, kitchens, garages, and hotel rooms that doubled as makeshift recording studios). In between full-time jobs, parenthood, graduate school classes, and cross country moves, the members of Dragon Inn 3 put Double Line to tape.

    The result is a highly addictive album that creates “a soundtrack for the more introspective moments on and off the dance floor,” according to critic DAVID GREENWALD.

    Tracklisting:
    1. What Kind Of World Are You Living In
    2. Bad Boy
    3. 3 Minute Mile
    4. Juliet [Robin Gibb Cover]
    5. Double Line Theme
    6. Backstabber
    7. Club Sauce
    8. Rocket Launcher
    9. Murder In The Third
    10. Up In The Business

    Release Date: 24/08/2018
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  • Pete Spiby 'Failed Magician'

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    Pete Spiby 'Failed Magician'

    £21.99

    Spiby is probably most well known for being the leader of Black Spiders - renowned for the face melting rock n roll and unmatchable swagger. Groop Dogdrill were pure, uncut, weapons grade alt.rock napalm and Future eX Wife lovingly crushed anyone and anything in their path.

    In April 2017, Black Spiders gave their fans one final chance to raise their middle fingers aloft and yell ‘fuck you’ at their five, grizzled faces before hanging up their riding capes for good. In the months leading up to their final shows, Spiby was undergoing rehabilitation. Not in the cliched rock n’ roll sense, dear reader, but for an operation on his left hand, which learned physicians say is an important part of the human anatomy when you’re doling out sweet riffs left, right and centre. “When we did the farewell shows, it gave me such a confidence boost that I was even able to play guitar without the pain and medication that I’d had for the last 3 years,” says Spiby.

    “I decided that it was time to do the only thing I've been doing since I was at school.” Please welcome, ladies and gentlemen, Failed Magician. It's the title of Spiby’s new solo release; it's not a concept album about sleight of hand tricks gone awry, accidentally sawing an assistant in half or drowning before a horrified studio audience.

    “Me and Ozzy [Lister, former Spider riffologist] were working somewhere in the world,” explains Spiby, “and during a very one-sided drunken conversation, he slurred the words “I just don’t want to end up being a failed magician. It’s obviously not what he meant to say, but I kept it under my hat to use at some point in the future”. There comes a time in a man’s life when the blues become mandatory listening and this in turn has informed his new songs. “I have sorrow in my pocket and exorcising the ghosts is a way out of the darkness,” he says.

    “There were a lot of deaths in rock during 2017 that made me think about mortality, depression and life. There's a thread that goes through all of this and it’s basically a collection of domestic blues songs, sometimes seen from both sides of the story. “Sabbath and Zeppelin have a lot to answer for, as I guess do the Beatles and the Stones, for embedding that feeling and influence into their music,” he continues. “Everyone that has since been influenced by them, directly or indirectly.

    Spiby called upon fans to fund his solo outing via Pledgemusic and smashed his goal to bits. “That’s when shit got real, as they say,” explains Spiby. “I had a bit of a panic on, getting the songs together and finished; things started to take more of a shape I liked and could sort of understand. It started out so simple and I made it really complicated for myself and recorded 30 odd songs, which is a fuck load of time and effort.” For his next trick, he assembled a crack team of ne’er do wells to help bring his ideas to life in the studio with Matt Ellis at the production console.

    “It’s quite a mixed bunch of losers really,” he says. “All solid musicians and amazing people : Luke Athiko (The Defiled, guitar), Simon Bismark (Daken guitarist, bass) and James Maiden (Future ex Wife, guitar). Then there were three drummers : Simon Smith (Wedding Present/ChaCha Cohen), Tony Arthy (The Wonder Stuff) and Richie Mills (Cable/ Imogen Heap). Danni Maibaum (Double NoNo/ Dirty Blood) recorded some vocals. Adam Thistlewaite (Massive Wagons) and Lee Storrar (Servers) guitars.

    And his kids too. “If it’s the last thing I ever get to do, recording wise, I’ll die a very happy man,” says Spiby of his solo debut. “The greatest success is just even getting it done in the first place.

    There will be live shows later this year - “It’ll be a chance exorcise those demons in the live arena,” says Spiby. “The songs have already started to take on a different meaning already and band rehearsals are going very well. World submission awaits.”

    Tracklisting:
    Disc 1:
    1. Lightning Bolt
    2. Bible Studies
    3. Friday Night (just died in Saturday morning's arms)
    4. We Used To Be Friends
    5. Why Not Let Them Come
    6. Wrap You Round My Little Finger
    7. Guiding Light
    8. Mary Lou's Dawg
    9. Working For Mary Jane
    10. Thrown To The Wolves

    Disc 2:
    1. Guiding Lite Blues
    2. Mary Lou's Dawg (came back)
    3. Why Not Let Them Come Again
    4. We Used To Be friends (slight return)
    5. Thrown To The Blues
    6. Lightning Bolt Blues
    7. Mary Jane Blues
    8. Bible Study Blues
    9. Mary Jane Blues
    10. Friday Night Blues

    Release Date: 31/08/2018
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  • Factory Floor 'A Soundtrack For A Film'

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    Heart Of Data

    Factory Floor 'A Soundtrack For A Film'

    £54.59

    Factory Floor were originally commissioned by curator Chris Bell of London’s Science Museum, to write a live score for Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent cinematic landmark, Metropolis.

    Widely regarded as a pioneering work of science fiction, Metropolis depicts a dystopian future where a city’s downtrodden, exploited underclass of workers secretly plot a revolt.

    The 150 minute brand new score was first performed at the Science Museum’s IMAX on 28th April 2017, coinciding with the 90th anniversary release of Metropolis and as part of the acclaimed Robots exhibition and event series. Following the success of the London Science Museum event, Factory Floor took to the studio to record the score in its entirety. 

    Mixed by Nik Void except for Heart of data and Babel which was mixed by award-winning producer Marta Salogni. The box set includes the entire 2.5 reimagined score on four 12". Artwork by British artist Haroon Mirza adapted and arranged by Nik Void in collaboration with illustrator Sam Moore.

    Factory Floor are Gabriel Gurnsey and Nik Void, whose electronic improvisational style of performance has seen them at home in gallery spaces like Tate Modern, to clubs like fabric and Berghain to a remote volcanic Island of Stromboli in collaboration with artist Haroon Mirza.

    Their critically acclaimed second album 25 25 was released in the summer of 2016 on DFA Records.


    Tracklisting 2CD
    CD 1:
    1. Metropolis
    2. Beneath
    3. Run
    4. Father
    5. Identity Switch
    6. Circuit Senses
    7. Babel
    8. Cave
    9. Wonder
    10. Suspicious

    CD 2:
    1. Transform
    2. Heart of Data
    3. Find
    4. Up Rise
    5. Flood
    6. Become
    7. End

    4xLP:
    Side A:
    1. Metropolis
    2. Beneath
    3. Run
    4. Father Part 1

    Side B:
    5. Father Part 2
    6. Identity Switch
    7. Circuit Senses Part 1

    Side C:
    8. Circuit Senses Part 2
    9. Babel

    Side D:
    10. Cave
    11. Wonder
    12. Suspicious

    Side E:
    13. Transform
    14. Heart of Data
    15. Find Part 1

    Side F:
    16. Find Part 2
    17. Up Rise

    Side G:
    18. Flood

    Side H:
    19. Become
    20. End

    Release Date: 12/10/2018
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