Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure’, the forthcoming double solo album by David J (Bauhaus / Love And Rockets) is an intensely personal, self deprecating, confessional song cycle and ultimately a glowing tribute to his wife of many decades. It is intended as a cyclic swan-song, the last track, ‘I Hear Only Silence Now’ being a new version of the song which was the first on J’s 1983 solo debut, ‘Etiquette Of Violence’.
The new album was recorded in Prague, Berlin and Los Angeles as well as Wellingborough, England when J revisited Beck Studios where his former highly influential band, Bauhaus cut their seminal classic, ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ back in 1979.
The new album features contributions from Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds), Paul Wallfisch (Swans), Sean Eden (Luna), Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, Emily Jane White, Annabel (lee) and the great Czech violinist Karel Holas amongst others.
J sees the album as the culmination of 36 years of solo / collaborative work. It is also a ‘coming home’ of sorts as the label behind the release is the London based Glass Modern (the newly reactivated Glass Records) which originally released some of J’s earliest critically acclaimed works.
Last autumn and early 2019 saw David J tour the world with Peter Murphy as a 40th Anniversary Celebration of Bauhaus. From Valparaiso to Auckland, St. Petersburg to California.
Tracklisting: 1. Mosaic 2. Blue Eyes in the Green Room 3. Baudelaire featuring Karel Holas 4. (I Don’t Want To Destroy) Our Beautiful Thing 5. Lovelorn featuring Emily Jane White 6. Clandestine Valentine featuring Karel Holas 7. Of Purgatory and Perfume 8. Migena and the Frozen Roses featuring Asia Argento & Anton Newcombe 9. No Floods Can Drown 10. Pre Existing Condition 11. Copper Level 7 featuring Annabel (lee) 12. (I Walked Away From) The Girl In Yellow 13. Best Western Blues 14. Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure 15. The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet) featuring Rose McGowan 16. I Hear Only Silence Now
(The House Guests Meet Complete Strangers & Bootsy, Phelps & Gary)
A slab of Cincinnati hard funk slammers, most reissued (legally) for the first time!
Post JB's / Pre-P-funk outfits headed up by brothers Catfish & Bootsy Collins along with a Cincinnati who-who's of top club players who could turn it out night after night after night in places like The Psychedelic Grave or The Round Up Club that featured a caged bear in the club!
This selection, hand picked by Bootsy, highlights that youthful output under various names as the House Guests, The Complete Strangers & Bootsy, Phelps & Gary - the monikers may have changed but that’s the only thing.
All tracks remastered from the original master tapes.
Tracklisting: 1. My Mind Set Me Free 2. What So Never The Dance 3. Fun In Your Thang (Pt. 1 & 2) 4. Miss Chicken 5. Be Right Back 6. Say Something Good 7. Together In Heaven 8. Love & Understanding
The Istanbul-based collective, guguou, announce their first album, “Pas Matri”, set for release by Shalgam Records.
The Istanbul-based collective, ha za vu zu, crafted their artistic mode of expression through situational aesthetics and performative gesture, often incorporating music among many elements.
The collective has since spawned another grouping, guguou, where music plays the lead role. guguou was founded after Güneş Terkol was invited to the Sao Paulo Biennale in 2017. Terkol was already performing with Güçlü Öztekin, and for the performance in Sao Paulo, they were joined by Oğuz Erdin on acoustic/electronic drums and sound processing.
The three have been collaborating for the last four years at their home studio. gugugou draws on the forms, techniques and the strategies of experimental pop music. They utilize electronic tools to manipulate sound and vocals, experimenting with, or stretching popular forms, as well as processed sounds, low technology, electro acoustics, repetition and highly rhythmic music, accompanied by short and simple idiosyncratic vocalism. While the lyrics derive from every day encounters, meticulously rehearsed music performances are born from collective improvisations.
Pas Matri is the product of this interdisciplinary nature of their practice, of their range across an array of different mediums. They decided to record the album in late 2018, also using various material from old recordings.
The album was recorded between 2017 and 2019, mixed by Oğuz Erdin and mastered by Barkın Engin. Musicians such as Bora Çeliker (guitar), Emre Akçora (saxophone) and Bulut Çavaş (santoor) feature with guguou on some tracks.
Tracklisting: 1. Bas Bas Bas 2. Parkta Bir Gün 3. Yeşil Bir Sabah 4. Nurtopu 5. Uzun Ses 6. Luptaktıs 7. Martı 8. Pas Matri 9. Takatabu
7” Magenta Vinyl +8 Page Zine DAYDREAM LIBRARY SERIES are ecstatic to announce the release date and launch party details of Thurston's forthcoming trio of 7-inch singles: 1.) SPRING SWELLS 2.) THREE GRACES 3.) POLLINATION each 7-inch comprises an excerpted moment from the THURSTON MOORE GROUP live in 2019, free-mixed and free-created by Wobbly (aka Jon Leidecker).
The B-side of each is a special cover of a New Ordertrack (recorded in Salford).