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  • Bailterspace 'Strobosphere' - Cargo Records UK

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    New Zealand/New York City legends Bailterspace, offer up their best album to date with their first new recordings in 13 years. The band were once described by Pitchfork as "simultaneously beautiful, jagged, atonal, and supremely melodic" and 'Strobosphere' emerges at a time when the band's trailblazing sound has never been more relevant.

    Revered as one of the loudest and most intense live bands of all-time, they haven't lost any of their bite or their love of tone, dissonance, and melody. The first single "No Sense" darts, snaps and swirls with alternating snare cracks, atmospheric surges and dirty buzz, featuring Parker's distinctive vocals.
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  • Bardo Pond 'Bardo Pond'

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    Reissue, note new price, release date, catalogue numbers & barcodes. 'One of underground rock's most extraordinary enigmas.' The Quietus.

    First time on Double Silver Vinyl.

    Critical praise from Pitchfork, Clash, The Wire, Q Magazine and more upon release. New inverted LTD edition artwork.

    Fire re-issue Bardo Pond's eponymous eighth studio album from 2010, their debut for Fire from way back when. A lysergic brain wrestler in which the Pennsylvanian drone outfit perfect their modal sound. Teasing the artistry of LaMonte Young and Terry Riley into a guitar shaped cauldron, the album's compulsive reverbed guitar shapes slowly simmer behind Isobel Sollenberger's esoteric vocals 'Like hearing a tannoy at a station in the voice of Jesus.' The Quietus.

    A claustrophobic stuttering raga interlocks with their psychedelic leanings best exemplified on Cracker Wrist'which sounds like something that's intentionally always just about to happen/and/or spin back in time.

    Featuring lengthy fully nurtured play offs between the quintet Bardo Pond'is a heady statement that's like the most wholesome kind of vegan-friendly mushroom trips.

    Pitchfork reckons they're 'playing fuzzed out stoner dreams.' Vice's musical brother Noisey likens them to 'Fugazi On Acid.'

    Allmusic intervenes with: 'These are epic, soaring psychedelic ambient power-drone rock noise melodies where partially buried, distant female vocals are laced throughout a roaring, murky/sludge guitar soundscape.'

    Tracklisting:
    1. Just Once
    2. Don't Know About You
    3. Sleeping
    4. Undone
    5. Cracker Wrist
    6. The Stars Behind
    7. Wayne's Tune
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  • Bardo Pond 'Big Laughing Jym' Vinyl LP - Purple

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    Bardo Pond 'Big Laughing Jym' Vinyl LP - Purple

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    1000 only. Purple vinyl edition. First time on vinyl since initial press in 1995.

    Big Laughing Jym'follows 1994's Bufo Alvarius'and between 1996's Amanita', inducing tenebral states with their sludgy yet beguiling psychedelic rock.
    On '"Dispersion" and "Clearhead" whirlpools of bass, feedback-clogged flute, and John and Michael Gibbons' high-dosage, irradiated guitars, are definitive Pond.' (AllMusic).

    The record also includes Hummingbird Mountain II (A Return Trip') and Dragonfly'.

    'Playing fuzzed out stuff of stoner dreams since the mid 90s.' Pitchfork

    'Today they stand as an elder statesman at the epicentre of an international underground of psychedelic extremists' Sunday Times

    'They're still making jaw-droppingly visceral spine-tingling music' Shindig

    Tracklisting:
    1. Dispersion
    2. Respite
    3. Clearhead
    4. Champ
    5. Soaked
    6. Hummingbird Mountain II
    7. BLJ
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  • Bardo Pond 'Peace Of Venus' - Cargo Records UK

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    'Peace on Venus' by Philadelphia's foremost purveyors of psychedelic rock, Bardo Pond. Delving deep in to their subconscious to bring it to the conscious, the band again dazzle us with their gift for heavy riffs laced with soaring vocals and swathes of sound.

    The recording process of 'Peace On Venus' used the principle of the Quintessence, which is a principle cited by the 16th Century physician Paracelsus, who noted: "Nothing of true value is located in the body of a substance, but in the virtue thereof, and this is the principle of the
    Quintessence, which reduces, say 20 lbs. of a given substance into a single Ounce, and that ounce far exceeds the 20 lbs. in potency. Hence the less there is of body, the more in proportion is the virtue thereof."
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  • Bardo Pond 'Under The Pines' - Cargo Records UK

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    LP with download postcard, plain black inner.

    So complex and substance-affected was their evolution, Bardo Pond have been creating their dreamy riffs for 26 years alongside a myriad of side projects and their prolific Record Store Day releases.

    Returning with a career defining album, Under The Pines'sees them delve into the subconscious with their transcending cosmic post-rock. Over 41 minutes The Pond's fermentation, their languid throb and textured groove (flute, violin, Isobel Sollenberger's haunting vocals) sounds like cathartic dream pop wrapped in a delicately constructed barbwire shroud.

    'Playing fuzzed out stuff of stoner dreams since the mid 90s,' (thanks Pitchfork) and beyond the mentions of free jazz, the avant garde, Sun Ra and The Book Of The Dead, Bardo Pond's remarkable career and exemplary output has seen them gain fans from all corners of the pond.

    In 2010 Lou Reed and his wife Laurie Anderson invited them to perform at the Vivid festival they curated at the Sydney Opera House, not forgetting they were recently handpicked to support Jesus & Mary Chain at London's Roundhouse as part of Mogwai's 20th Anniversary and Stewart Lee chose them for the All Tomorrow's Parties festival which he curated just last year.

    Hailed for their space rock, drone, shoegaze, noise and/or psychedelia, and in a super lengthy interview in Ptolemaic Terrascope enthused (back in 2001) that they were somewhere between John Cage's silence on 4'33 and Japanese noisenik Merzbow's total ear splitting cacophony.

    One of their finest albums to date and nearly three decades on, Bardo Pond are in it for the long haul and remain one of the most significant underground rock bands of our time.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Crossover
    2. Out Of Reach
    3. My Eyes Out
    4. Moment To Moment
    5. Under The Pines
    6. Effigy
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  • Bardo Pond 'Volume 3' Vinyl 2xLP

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    Classic Double Black vinyl, DL card. “Obviously, Bardo Pond are the greatest band in the world” VICE. Super rare recordings from 2002 and pressed on vinyl for the very first time. The third in the band’s series of limited-edition releases showcasing jam sessions and other miscellany.

    Like Fugazi on acid, a rage for the Velvets, a mantra with real purity of tone. Somewhere between the ‘Dilate’ album in 2001 (“a combination of Kyuss and Spacemen 3” NME) and ‘On the Ellipse’ in 2003 ("Nowhere is feedback more melancholic, more emotive, than that fashioned by Bardo Pond” Brainwashed), Bardo Pond transcended into a mantra-like, multi-layered, cross-dimensional, wah wah powered nirvana.

    In some circles, they say, spaceships wafted them away and they only returned some-time later, mind-altered and bedraggled, ears ringing. But that is the stuff of supposition. As we already know, there is no ‘off’ switch on Bardo Pond, they are never knowingly unplugged. Indeed, the modal evolution of their sound continues unabated.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A
    1. Sifaka
    2. Ecstasy Dub

    Side B
    3. Lomand

    Side C
    4. Tanked
    5. Trimurti

    Side D
    6. Blue Turban
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  • Bardo Pond 'Volume 8' - Cargo Records UK

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    Brand new album from Philadelphia's much loved neo-space rock stoner drone outfit. A euphoric transcendental journey to a mountain top nirvana, a psychedelic tapestry that slowly unwinds as they travel onwards into the inner mind. A 40-minute opus delivered from a hail of reverb soulfully caressed by a ceremonial flute, that makes way for a shroud of Weld''era Neil Young fog. Bardo Pond is your rather ruffled tour guide to this far off place, this distant sense of wonderment at the crossroads with bewilderment.

    Loved and lauded by the late Lou Reed and his wife Laurie Anderson, Jesus & Mary Chain, Mogwai and many more and acclaimed in the music press as such:

    'Dinosaur Jr guitar power with the glacial grandiosity of Black Mountain, as if Isobel Sollenberger is conjuring a thunderstorm with the sound of her voice and riding it across the heavens.' Stereogum

    'One of underground rock's most extraordinary enigmas' The Quietus

    'They alter brain chemistry by the alchemical effect of distressed sound alone, aspiring to become engineers of the soul's passage to alternate states of consciousness.' Tony Dale (RIP), Ptolemaic Terrascope, 2001

    'Fugazi on acid.' Noisey

    'Playing fuzzed out stuff of stoner dreams since the mid 90s.' Pitchfork

    Tracklisting:
    1. Kailash
    2. Flayed Wish
    3. Power Children
    4. Cud
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  • Bark Psychosis 'Codename:Dustsucker'

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    Vinyl includes DLC, gatefold sleeve, printed inners. 
     
    Following the reissue of Hex'in late 2017, Fire Records reissue Bark Psychosis'second studio album ///Codename:Dustsucker'(2004) 'which finds the band in remarkable form' (Pitchfork).

    Arriving ten years after the band disbanded, the long-awaited and criminally overlooked follow up brings with it an evolution of their sound.

    Their experimentations are layered with blissed out electronics, shoegaze, post-rock and jazz are still at its fore as are Sutton's crystalline vocals. Languid and brooding, the soundscapes are dark and sustained while their 'trademark cocoon of limpid, rippling guitar figures and jazzy adornment is buffeted by sharp leftward turns' (Uncut).

    Recorded in Graham Sutton's East London DustSuckerSound studio between 1999 and 2004, it features contributions from Talk Talk sticksman Lee Harris and found drumming'from ex-band member Mark Simnett.
     
    Bark Psychosis'///Codename: Dustsucker' would go on to be their last studio album.

    Release Date: 25/05/2018
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  • Bark Psychosis 'Hex' - Cargo Records UK

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    The Best Post-Rock Album Of All Time' Fact Mag
     
    'Their influence is pervasive' The Quietus 
     
    'Mysterious, haunting, and breathtakingly visionary' Allmusic

    The recent release of Jeanette Leech's book Fearless: The Making Of Post-Rock'(Jawbone Press) celebrates post-rock and its origins. Finding new inspiration, bands were beginning to experiment with techniques as the digital age took over. A case study in her new book, Bark Psychosis were one of the most innovative bands of their time and as legend has it, saw the first use of the term post-rock'by music critic Simon Reynolds.

    Following several singles and EPs, the avant-garde soundscapes built around drones and samples of 21-minute stand-out track Scum'arrived just two years before their seminal debut Hex'(1994). Frustrated by the mainstream, Scum'was a huge statement that set them apart from the beginning. Bark Psychosis'sound was born out of their improvisations at makeshift studio within St John's Church in Stratford.

    Taking a year to complete Hex'left the band on the brink of collapse and by the time of its release they had dissolved. Hailed as a masterpiece, it's 'mysterious, haunting, and breathtakingly visionary' (Allmusic). Breaking down their songs and rebuilding them in the studio brought distinguishing ambient soundscapes and an atmospheric experimental sound. Last year Fact Magazine deservedly gave the album further recognition with it claiming top spot in their '30 Best Post-Rock Albums Of All Time'.

    Following Hex'and the disintegration of the band, Graham Sutton went on to create seminal Drum n'Bass as Boymerang and hugely acclaimed production work for the likes of These New Puritans, British Sea Power, Silver Apples, Jarvis Cocker and East India Youth.

    He revived Bark Psychosis at the turn of the millennium, eventually releasing another album, the equally extraordinary ///Codename: Dustsucker'Newly remastered in 2017 from the original analog tapes at Metropolis Studios by Graham Sutton and Stuart Hawkes, and reissued officially for the first time, Bark Psychosis'debut Hex'will be available on double vinyl / CD.

    Tracklisting:
    1. The Loom
    2. A Street
    3. Abscent Friend
    4. Big Shot
    5. Fingerspit
    6. Eyes & Smiles
    7. Pendulum Man
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  • Bert Jansch 'A Man I

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    Bert Jansch 'A Man I"d Rather Be (Part 2)'

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    Limited edition 4LP/4CD case-bound 24 page book-back box set.

    A Man I'd Rather Be' (Part II) comprises Jansch's late '60s and early '70s output, an under-rated era, no doubt influenced by the now well-established Pentangle sound. Bandmates Danny Thompson (bass) and Terry Cox (drums) regularly feature among the musicians as well as cameo appearances by Mary Hopkin, Toni Visconti and Dave Mattacks.

    In this period we see Jansch's take on pop (Nicola), blues (Birthday Blues funnily enough), handsome arrangements (Rosemary Lane) and barque folk (Moonshine). All of this being conjured during a time when Pentangle was simultaneously releasing albums and constantly touring; to say that the man had a generous talent is something of an understatement.? The lush orchestration of Nicola was partly recorded by John Wood who would later engineer Nick Drake's recordings at the same studio.

    The heart melting cover of Birthday Blues contains a set with some of the stalwarts of Bert's solo and Pentangle sets, Poison'and A Woman Like You'and some of his most arresting work including Come Sing a Happy Song'which featured on the soundtrack of Noah Baumbach's The Squid and the Whale in 2005.

    Rosemary Lane is considered by many to be one of Bert's finest records, a smooth mix of traditional folk such as the title track and Reynardine', timeless original compositions like Tell Me What Is True Love?'and in Alman'and Sarabanda', examples of early music including the 16th and 17th/18th centuries, all with the sympathetic production of Bill Leader.

    Moonshine, Bert's first release after Pentangle split, It was produced by fellow member Danny Thompson and the legendary Tony Visconti, who not only arranged a number of songs but also played on the record. It also features Mary Hopkin duetting with Bert on Ewan MacColl's The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', Aly Bain and Charles Mingus'drummer Charlie Richmon.

    "Simply, I think Bert was a truly unique musician. Somehow he could elegantly bridge differing musical and singing traditions to sing and play in a way that sounded only like Bert Jansch.' - Anne Briggs

    'The Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar' - Neil Young

    "At one point, I was absolutely obsessed with Bert Jansch. When I first heard that LP, I couldn't believe it. It was so far ahead of what everyone else was doing. No one in America could touch that.' - Jimmy Page

    Box-set includes: Nicola, Rosemary Lane, Birthday Blues, Moonshine.

    Tracklisting:
    Disc One - Nicola:
    1. Go Your Way My Love
    2. Woe Is Love, My Dear
    3. Nicola
    4. Come Back Baby
    5. A Little Sweet Sunshine
    6. Love Is Teasing
    7. Rabbit Run
    8. Life Depends On Love
    9. Weeping Willow Blues
    10. Box Of Love
    11. Wish My Baby Was Here
    12. If The World Isn't There - ¦

    Disc Two - Birthday Blues:
    1. Come Sing Me A Happy Song To Prove We Can All Get Along The Lumpy, Bumpy, Long And Dusty Road
    2. The Bright New Year
    3. Tree Song
    4. Poison
    5. Miss Heather Rosemary Sewell
    6. I've Got A Woman
    7. A Woman Like You
    8. I Am Lonely
    9. Promised Land
    10. Birthday Blues
    11. Wishing Well
    12. Blues - ¦

    Disc Three - Rosemary Lane:
    1. Tell Me What Is True Love?
    2. Rosemary Lane
    3. M'Lady Nancy
    4. A Dream, A Dream, A Dream
    5. Alman
    6. Wayward Child
    7. Nobody's Bar
    8. Nobody's Bar
    9. Reynardine
    10. Silly Woman
    11. Peregrinations
    12. Sylvie
    13. Sarabanda
    14. Bird Song - ¦

    Disc 4 - Moonshine:
    1. Yarrow
    2. Brought With The Rain
    3. The January Man
    4. Night Time Blues
    5. Moonshine
    6. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
    7. Rambleaway
    8. Twa Corbies
    9. Oh My Father
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  • Blank Realm 'Illegals In Heaven' - Cargo Records UK

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    Blank Realm are still bent on mixing the diamonds with the rough, and on Grassed Inn that particular swirl is at its most intoxicating.' Pitchfork 8/10

    'Balancing the arty with the party to make for a set of danceable, hook-filled songs that bubble and bloom with an almost biological rampancy, shooting out tendrils of strange, snaking melody in every direction like vines enveloping a ruin' Guardian 4*

    'A cracking selection of scuzzy, fuzzy psych-rock songs that recall Royal Truax and Sonic Youth' Uncut 8/10

    'Blank Realm generate scruffy, VU's-Sister-Ray-loving grooves, coloured up with blooping synths, and yowling, way-off vocals' Mojo 4*

    Blank Realm's transformation across the Australian mystic from sprawling spaced out psychotic punk blues, through the startling maverick pop psychedelia of Go Easy'to the widely acclaimed Grassed Inn', continues in its unrelenting quest for that quintessential synergy of chiming pop anthems.

    Hook-laden throughout they unleash their wild yet tender new album Illegals In Heaven'which offers up freaked out reflections on life, love and circumstance. As knowing as the Chills or the Pretenders, loner ballads are as gnarled and world weary as Dylan in a cacophony as bruised as Royal Trux yet with the playfulness of Half Japanese.

    Recorded and produced with Lawrence English (head of the Room40 label) on a late night at The Plutonium studio in Brisbane, the album sees them on their first foray into a recording studio. While it wasn't exactly Abbey Road, it truly captures the chaos and majesty of the band's formidable live shows.
    It would be all too easy to say that Illegals In Heaven'is their finest work to date, but the simple truth is that Blank Realm have been without peers for a trilogy of albums, so it just might be as Sarah huskily intones, "Gold" too.

    Tracklisting:
    1. No Views On It
    2. River Of Longing
    3. Cruel Night
    4. Costume Drama
    5. Dream Date
    6. Flowers In Mind
    7. Gold
    8. Palace Of Love
    9. Too Late Now

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  • Cardinal 'Hymns' - Cargo Records UK

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    18 years after the release of their landmark self-titled debut, Cardinal ' the recording collaboration between Richard Davies and Eric Matthews ' are preparing to unveil their long awaited new album. The new record, entitled Hymns, picks up where their debut left off ' well-crafted, layered orchestral pop, with Matthews' multi-instrumental talents enhancing Davies' sublime songwriting gems.

    Hymns comprises ten new originals, another milestone in the band's quest to provide the missing link in chamber pop history, following the Beatles and Bee Gees and before Belle & Sebastian, and a worthy follow up to their self-titled debut, a record lauded then, and now, as one of the most important albums of the 90s.

    Ushering in an era of appreciation for the orchestrated pop music the 1960s, with a modern approach, Cardinal's debut opus, originally released in 1994, seemed to come out of nowhere with it's layered textures and delightful melodies, swimming against the tidal wave of grunge. The record would achieve deafening acclaim, and impact other artists even to this day. But as influential and significant as Cardinal seemed, their musical output totaled that lone, brilliant self-titled record, as Matthews moved home to the West Coast while Davies remained out East.

    The two embarked on individual solo careers, Davies remaining on Flydaddy, home to the Cardinal album, and Matthews on Sub Pop, and soon many, many years had passed. Miraculously though, what may have seemed to be the end of the story, was not the closing chapter for Cardinal. A reconnection between the two musicians ' an on-again/off-again chronicle of creating new music ' a bi-coastal recording process ' took hold. Finally completed in 2011, what was thought to be a pipe dream, and an object that is sure to elicit delight from both musicians and music fans alike, a new album Hymns.

    Hymns signals a new beginning for Cardinal, signing to storied independent label Fire Records ' in fact, also originally home to the last album from Davies pre-Cardinal outfit, The Moles.

    Hymns combines self-assured and pious pop gems (Northern Soul) with immense-canvas outback masterworks (Kal), and improbably, hot-blooded essays on the first law case Davies ever read (Carbolic Smoke Ball). Like the first album a lifetime ago, Hymns is a set of diamonds. Great songs ' actually, plain-old-fashioned good songs, filtered through Davies' John Donne/Sir John Mortimer law/art prism, and Matthews' trained arranger's ear.

    The two are perfectly matched. It is clear that, once again they spur each other on to greater heights. Guitars, vocals, horns and strings, bass, along with the weird, are used with invention, purpose, and confidence.

    When Cardinal was released in 1994 they were arguably the best band in the world. In 2012 with Hymns they are well positioned for a repeat performance.

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    With Bardo Pond's RSD trilogy coming to an end, last year's acclaimed Acid Guru Pond brought Bardo, Acid Mother's Temple and Guru Guru together. The Philadelphia groups output for Record Store Day have been some of the most exciting and rewarding releases in recent years. Now they return with yet another special release, this time side project Curanderos'.

    Formed by the improvised journeys of the formidable Bardo Pond and experimental ensemble Kohoutek, these compositions take you on a cosmic voyage through kosmiche, drone, noise, prog and free jazz.

    Purveyors of psychedelic rock, Bardo Pond have the outward specifications of a rock band but the rivers that converge into the band's oneiric flow have their headwaters in the outlands of ecstatic jazz, free noise and the avant-garde.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Mescalito Pt.1
    2. Mescalito Pt.2
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  • Dave Cloud & The Gospel Of Power 'Today Is The Day That They Take Me Away' - Cargo Records UK

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    Both CD and LP contain further tracks via download. 'The last truly undiscovered lost genious' The Sunday Times

    'Beefheartian lyricism with sinister charm over grinding riffs' Both CD and LP contain further tracks via download. 'The last truly undiscovered lost genious' The Sunday Times

    'Beefheartian lyricism with sinister charm over grinding riffs' The Independent

    'He sounds more like a cross between acid-addled Roky Erickson and boozed Beat writer, the late Charles Bukowski, than Steve Earle or Willie Nelson.' The Wire

    'He could be courtly and coarse, sophisticated and vulgar, elevated and lowbrow. What he could never be was the same damn thing you'd seen a hundred times before - or like anyone else.' The Nashville Times

    It's been left to an inner sanctum of musical cognoscenti to laud the legendary outside, who plundered 60s garage rock and artfully re-invented it as his own on the borders of grunge, lo-fi, hallucinatory fantasy and come-down sleaze - Today Is The Day That They Take Me Away'is a fitting final epitaph to a musical enigma. Dave Cloud 1956 - 2015'.

    'He sounds more like a cross between acid-addled Roky Erickson and boozed Beat writer, the late Charles Bukowski, than Steve Earle or Willie Nelson.' The Wire

    'He could be courtly and coarse, sophisticated and vulgar, elevated and lowbrow. What he could never be was the same damn thing you'd seen a hundred times before - or like anyone else.' The Nashville Times

    Tracklisting:
    1. Bimbo
    2. Just Like You
    3. DNA
    4. Angelina
    5. Today is the Day that They Take Me Away
    6. Tagalong Jane
    7. Thieving Love Bandit
    8. Party Girl
    9. He Not a She
    10. 400 Girls
    11. Never Say You Come from Nowhere
    12. Shoot Me the Juice, Lucy
    13. My Boss is Broke
    14. All Hands on Deck
    15. Cookie Crumbles
    16. Damn, Damn, Damn, Damn
    17. Party Doll.

    Extra tracks available via download:
    1. Soixante Neuf
    2. Instiable
    3. Impetuous
    4. Kathy
    5. Escape From Melrose
    6. Melt Like Butter
    7. Redemption Road
    8. Oh No, She's Mine
    9. Take It all
    10. Lebanon Road

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  • Dave Cloud and the Gospel Of Power 'Live At Gonerfest' - Cargo Records UK

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    "I can't tune shit, I couldn't tune a one string bass dick, but luckily they do it for me, not the bass dick, the guitar."
    - the one and only Dave Cloud

    Recorded at the Memphis, Tennessee hallowed ground that is the annual Gonerfest, Mr. Cloud and his armed gang of musical assassins tear through their set in ways that only they can. Delivering a blistering, funny, caustic, confrontational, warts and all performance; they unabashedly pour cases of beer over the carcass of rock and roll.

    Capturing their fragmented glory, the end result leaves a rabid and dazed audience praying at their alter while the half-naked frontman tries to determine where he left his shirt and pants. In other words, a typical Dave Cloud and the Gospel of Power live set.


    Dave Cloud is a Nashville icon, pure and simple as that. Over two decades of thrilling the locals with his incendiary shows, he has been praised all over the globe for his tales of motorcycles and money, nudist camps, siberian hypnotism, and girls girls girls.

    Joined by various members of Lambchop and Silver Jews, his status as a treasured outsider on the fringes of American alt-blues is encased in solid gold.

    He is an artist that should be experienced, and we have done just that with this release, transporting him straight through your ears and directly to your brain. Feel the fever setting in?

    Tracklisting:
    1. Intro by Kevin Younger of Armitage Shanks
    2. Motorcycle
    3. Fantastic Rage
    4. Subliminal Face
    5. Hopelessly Addicted To You
    6. Filipino Houseboy
    7. Flowers
    8. Emmanuelle
    9. Run The Jack On You
    10. Take You Slow

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  • Death and Vanilla 'Are You A Dreamer ?'

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    Death and Vanilla 'Are You A Dreamer ?'

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    New album from the Malmo-based trio of Marleen Nilsson, Anders Hansson and Magners Bodin. Following the critically-acclaimed To Where The Wild Things Are'from 2015 and their haunting collection of soundtracks in between.
     
    'Lush and enveloping, reminiscent of Curt Boettcher and Margo Guryan.' The Wire

    'Fantastically eerie.' Clash
     
    'Swedish exponents of dreamily lovely psych and lush, late-60s-style baroque pop.' The Guardian
     
    Exposing the trio's love of all things retro with a nod to everything from Fun Boy Three to Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Contonou, while still roaming somewhere between an ambient Eno and Cocteau Twins at a late-night soiree. A unique, individual sound: Longer, more plush and pampered; more hypnotic and haunting, mixing mellotron and affected guitar with a refined rhythm. Electronic melancholy at its most evocative, riddled with super-memorable motifs and melodies that nestle in reflective echo.
     
    Pink vinyl lovingly packaged in deluxe grey textured board, standard edition on crystal clear vinyl.

    Tracklisting:
    1. A Flaw In The Iris
    2. Let's Never Leave Here
    3. Mercier
    4. Eye Bath
    5. The Hum
    6. Nothing Is Real
    7. Vespertine
    8. Wallpaper Pattern

    Release Date: 10/05/2019
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  • Death And Vanilla 'California Owls EP' - Cargo Records UK

    Fire Records

    Death And Vanilla 'California Owls EP' Vinyl 12" - Translucent Green

    £13.99

    4 track EP cut at 45rpm on green vinyl. 1000 copies worldwide.

    'Sweet psychedelic pop from your new favourite Swedes.. nocturnal track, California Owls is hypnotic, this is dream pop at its absolute best.' i-D

     

    'Our dreamiest pick this week - ¦ "California Owls," pairs reverb-soaked vocals with a harpsichord-like synth that sounds like sunlight filtered through water.' NPR

    'California Owls' could almost be Beach House. At least until it descends into a two-minute cascade of bird noises. Enchanting stuff.' Loud & Quiet / 'Nilsson's vocals bob in an ocean of reverb on California Owls'evoke everything from Czech cinema soundtracks to The Velvet Underground channelled through their uniquely distorted lens' Clash

    'California Owls,' a tidy three and a half minutes of airy-pop gorgeousness followed by two more combining chirping birds and tones reminiscent of a distant calliope amidst the reliable retro-futurism.' The Vinyl District

    Following the success of their critically acclaimed To Where The Wild Things Are'released in May, Death And Vanilla return with EP California Owls'EP, featuring two non-album tracks. Forming in Malmö, Sweden by Marleen Nilsson and Anders Hansson, Death and Vanilla utilise vintage musical equipment such as vibraphone, organ, mellotron, tremolo guitar and moog, to emulate the sounds of 60s/70s soundtracks, library music, German Krautrock, French Ye-ye pop and 60s psych. They revel in the warmth of older analogue instruments to create a more organic sound, each loose wire and off-kilter noise adding to the rich atmosphere. 


    Creating deliciously enticing soundscapes, full of moody moogs and breathless vocals, their influences are as diverse as their music. Passionate about the culture of the 60s/70s, Death And Vanilla have the retro-futuristic edge of Broadcast with Stereolab leanings and the electronic library sounds of the BBC Electronic Workshop. Opulent and timeless, California Owls'is a reverb soaked spectral-pop song drenched in 60s-psych while the dark and swirling melodies of Follow The Light'has a Walk Away Renee pace'(Guardian).

    Their new EP brings together old songs with the new, much like the samples and the instruments they use, whilst capturing the haunting and wild dreamy experimental edge of To Where The Wild Things Are'.

    Tracklisting:
    1. California Owls
    2. Follow the Light
    3. Erté
    4. Reality From Dream

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  • Death And Vanilla 'Death And Vanilla (Album)' - Cargo Records UK

    Fire Records

    Death And Vanilla 'Death And Vanilla (Album)'

    £11.99

    LP is yellow vinyl, CD is didgipack.

    Marleen Nilsson and Anders Hansson AKA Death and Vanilla released their first full length self-titled eponymous debut LP in 2012.

    It radiates sophisticated retro-futuristic psych-pop whilst channeling their passion for hauntology, library, krautrock and radiophonic music.

    Mastered by Linus Sjölund at RED audio it was initially released on French label Hands In The Dark'which like their EP sold out on pre-order.

    Fire Records will now release the album on black/yellow splatter vinyl and CD on May 13th alongside the From Above'7' and their self-titled debut EP.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Rituals
    2. Dreams Of Sheep
    3. Cul-De-Sac
    4. Somnambulists
    5. The Unseeing Eye
    6. From Elsewhere
    7. Library Goblin
    8. The Clearing
    9. The Unseeing I
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