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  • Capra Informis ‎'Womb Of The Wild' - Cargo Records UK

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    Limited to 300 Copies.

    A Goat family release.

    Literally translated from the Latin, the name Capra Informis means ‘Shapeless Goat’, a curious turn of phrase given that this project is the work of the nameless djembi player from the Swedish psychedelic warriors monikered with the latter of the two words. Nonetheless, somewhere amidst the hinterland between shape and void, dream and waking, it would appear that some form of transformative process has indeed occurred over the course of the nineteen minutes of their debut EP on Rocket Recordings. Casting a heady and intoxicating spell of nocturnal atmosphere and drone-based abandon, these four tracks set out a shamanic mission both fresh and feral.

    Whilst Capra Informis may share some stylistic touches with their main protagonist’s regular band, they also boast a markedly darker approach - the mesmerising percussive onslaught may be present and correct, yet the psychic landscapes and deviant monomania of these four raven-hued trips renders them imposing in their Dionysian debauchery. Moreover, while the one-chord guitar-driven inferno of ‘Womb Of The Wild’ finds kindred spirits in the nihilistic, spiritually-driven like of Dead Skeletons and early Skullflower, ‘Cold and high’ sees glacial synths and garage-birthed organ take the lead on a cinematic twilight voyage not unlike a Kenneth Anger filmscore’s depiction of an ayahuasca ritual. 

    Throughout, however, the potency and persuasive powers of Capra Informis’ approach cannot be called into question - within these whispered incantations and mantric arrangements lurk dark forces and strange undertakings untold. Yet it remains a rare pleasure to bear witness to this rich collision of fiery intent and fearless third-eye vision. Far from the shadow of their ringleader’s past work. Capra Informis are staking their claim as chimerical warriors with manifold powers, and this four-track sermon marks only the first of their forays into the unknown that promise rich rewards for the far-gone and the intrepid alike.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Darkness, You Fire
    2. Womb Of The Wild

    Side B:
    1. Cold And High
    2. Enter Thaumiel

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  • Djinn 'Djinn' Vinyl LP - Ice Coloured

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    Neither inherently good nor evil, the DJINN have been heralded in Arab culture since the Pre-Islamic period, located somewhere on a spiritual plane between humanity and the realm of deities.

    A mysterious force, their influence - essential between angel and demon - has subsequently extended to mythos, religious belief and folklore far and wide, from the malevolent spirits that originally haunted deserts and inspired poets to the archetypal Western genie in a bottle.

    Yet also, the DJINN's name has been interpreted as meaning 'beings that are concealed from the senses'. This makes the word a fitting moniker for an album which, despite being shrouded in mystery, manifests an unknowable yet intense spiritual force.

    Their first release - also the first proper'jazz record to see released on Rocket Recordings- is manifested as equal parts hidden and otherworldly influence.

    Formed by the talented musicians of Swedish bands Hills and GOAT, DJINN foray into numerous quarters on a far-reaching metaphysical quest lasting the course of this record. It's a psychic travelogue which frequently encompasses full-throttle free jazz - as in the blistering My Bank Account', with its echoes of the transcendent extrapolations of Albert Ayler, and the more loose Algäbannem', which nods to the demolition derby that John Coltrane and drummer Rashied Aliengaged in via Interstellar Space'.

    Yet this is an album of a wild and wilful variety of textures and headspaces - whether entering into astral jazz or new age ambience akin to the later devotional work of Alice Coltrane, as on Le Jardin De La Morte',or entering into Don Cherry-style small-hours auras as on the reflective and hallucinatory thumb-piano-assisted bliss of Fiskehamm Blues', all excursions into the unknown are marked by potency of delivery and singularity of intent.

    Titles such as Djinn and Djuice'might make the listener suspect that a certain levity is present here, yet such self-deprecating tones are entirely belied by the modus operandi of creators who engage with a rare sensitivity and sensuousness in their playing - nodding to the traditions and stylistics of the records they love whilst using them as a springboard into dimensions unknown.

    It's a record made with deftness and restraint where necessary, yet also one unafraid to jump in the deep end in search of rich atmospheres and intoxicating soundscapes.

    'The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper' - thus once remarked Bertrand Russell, he whose very name is bastardised by DJINN to moniker the drifting, hallucinatory Rertland Bussels'. A mighty array of such things on offer within these eight tracks, amidst a soundworld that any intrepid psychic explorer should be delighted to sharpen their wits for.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Jazz Financed
    2. Le Jardin de la Morte
    3. Alga¨bbanem
    4. Ghostdance
    5. Fiskehamn Blues
    6. My Bankaccount
    7. Rertland Bussels
    8. Djinn and Djuice

    Release Date: 17/05/2019
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  • Flowers Must Die 'Kompost' - Cargo Records UK

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    Ask many self-styled music aficionados, and they'll tell you that rock in the early to mid 70s descended into a mire of boundless self-indulgence and instrumental virtuosity.

    Not so in Sweden. For there, the egalitarian spirit that many thought revolutionary to punks in the UK was nothing new for the heads to be found enjoying the cult Swedish psychedelia of bands like Träd, Gräs och Stenar or Þlgarnas Trädgård. It's exactly this lineage forty plus years later where one can find Flowers Must Die, the six-piece Swedish outfit whose Kompost'- their full-length debut on Rocket Recordings, home of Goat and Josefin Ohrn + The Liberation - is a landmark moment for an outfit pursuing an improvisationbased approach removed from the codified realm of contemporary psych, and exploring uncanny and unhinged territory fuelled by diverse record collections yet unique to their own collective headspace.

    The band may have taken their name originally from an Ash Ra Tempel song, whilst both the strains of Amon Düül II and the repetition of Can lurk within these overgrown sonic pathways. Yet Kompost'shows them honing their improvisatory excursions into coherent songcraft amidst spectral techno and cosmic disco shapes, as the angular post-punk pop of The Sugarcubes sits alongside the narcotic clangour of prime Royal Trux, and one-take spontaneity locks horns with nocturnal revelation.

    Here the outward-looking spirit of 1971 and the anything-goes mentality of the Scandinavian freaks of yore is transposed elegantly to a modern era in need of new horizons, and in a manner refreshingly bereft of retro chic.

    What's more, who's to say what dimensions this alchemical force have yet to explore.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Källa till ovisshet
    2. Hit
    3. After Gong
    4. Why?
    5. Hej DÃ¥
    6. Don't you leave me now
    7. Hey, Shut up
    8. Där blommor dör
    9. Svens song
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  • Flowers Must Die 'Sista Valsen EP' - Cargo Records UK

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    With a name inspired by Ash Ra Temple's greatest masterpiece Flowers Must Die are a 6 piece band that hail from Sweden.

    They have released three LPs plus several EPs and cassettes in their native country to high acclaim - and we are excited to announce their first release for Rocket, an EP called Sista Valsen. Flowers Must Die, originally a 5 piece recently grew to a 6 piece when the highly talented vocalist/violinist Lisa Ekelund (formally of the band Katla) joined the collective for some jams'.

    This EP is a collection of four raw jams the band recorded during their early sessions with Lisa. Since these jams the band have gone on and started to record a new album of songs that sees Flowers Must Die going in a new direction from their sound of before.

    These can be heard on the bands fourth album - to be released on Rocket in early 2017.
    Each of the 4 tracks on this EP sees the band explore the different territories that makes Swedish psych rock so famous.

    From the fuzz heavy, tribal grooves of lead track Sista Valsen, the laid back space jazz of Taskig Stämning Annars, the propulsive motorik of Kruta, to the repetitive folk drone of Varför.

    Flowers Must Die infamy in their Swedish home comes through their legendary live shows, where they have shared stages with many great bands like OM, White Hills, Konono N°1, Master Musicians Of Bukkake, Hills etc.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Sista Valsen
    2. Taskig Stämning Annars

    Side B:
    1. Kruta
    2. Varför
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  • Gnod 'Chapel Perilous' PRE-ORDER - Cargo Records UK

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    Chapel Perilous exists whereby the supernatural converges with the everyday - whatever one's definition of reality, this psychological realm serves to prove it endlessly subjective and changeable. Robert Anton Wilson may have laid claim to the modern use of this phrase - as in his 1977 tome Cosmic Trigger'- yet there can be few musical outfits in the here and now more worthy of carrying on its tradition than Gnod.

    In more than a decade on the planet this singular Salford-birthed entity have married intrepid musical exploration with psychic fearlessness - not to mention a tendency to leave any tag or bracket one attempts to place on them utterly redundant. In a sense, the latest adventure bearing this title evolved both from the lengthy European tour that the band embarked upon in the wake of their stripped-down and paint-stripping 2017 opus Just Say No The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine.

    Yet recording in Supernova studio in Eindhoven under the auspices of Bob De Wit, the band found themselves free not only to lay down two tumultuous tracks that they had been honing and hammering into shape on the road - the pulverising fifteen-minute opener Donovan's Daughters'and the bracingly brutal Uncle Frank Says Turn It Down'- but to sculpt more abstract material, utilising dubbed-out repetition, furious riff-driven rancour, bleak soundscapes and off-the-map experimentation to create an intimidating and invigorating tableau of dystopian dread and unflinching intensity.

    Always working purely on their own instincts and co-ordinates, Gnod's pathway into unchartered territory continues to move firmly on with nary a care for the sanity of anyone in their surroundings. Chapel Perilous is a still more indomitable chapter in a transcendental travelogue from an iconoclastic institution that only gathers momentum with the passing of time.

    Wherever Gnod go in 2018 and beyond, expect reality to be reinvented anew, whatever the consequences.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Donovan's Daughters
    2. Europa
    3. Voice From Nowhere
    4. A Body
    5. Uncle Frank Says Turn It Down

    Release Date: 04/05/2018
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  • Gnod 'Chaudelande' - Cargo Records UK

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    Gnod's Chaudelande Vol 1 & 2 vinyl only albums on Tamed Records (tamedrecords.com) have become a thing of infamy as two of the greatest slabs of beat driven, shamanistic space noise to of been released over the past few years and we at Rocket Recordings are proud to announce that we have brought these two mammoth LPs together for the first time on CD and download. The collective that is Gnod has risen out of the DIY ethic of  Manchester's Islington Mill.

    Central to the ethic is alternative approach to musical creativity and freedom of expression with no regard to established opinions. Gnod is a state of mind. Those who seek Gnod,  will find Gnod, the universe is centred on neither the earth nor the sun. It is centred on Gnod.Recorded in Studio Chaudelande, France, 'Chaudelande' takes Gnod's convulsive vision, straps on electrodes, charges the amps, then overstimulates the vital organs as a torrent of contorted sounds akin to the likes of Pil, Hawkwind, and the Butthole Surfers lignite like an arc-flash repetitive blaze.

    The epic pilgrimage that is Chaudelande will take the listener on a ride through the narrow chinks of the cavernous mind in the frenzied spirit of This Heat, Sunburned Hand of Man and the repetitive beats of Krautrock via Wax Trax.So come join the cult that is Gnod's 'Chaudelande' as once again the band deliver another jolt to the unsound mind..

    Tracklisting:
    1. Tron 
    2. Visions Of Load 
    3. The Vertical Dead 
    4. Man On The Wire 
    5. Entrance 
    6. Genocider

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  • GNOD 'Infinity Machines' - Cargo Records UK

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    Slaves to no-one but their own psychic co-ordinates. Gnod continue their fearless voyages down pathways unknown. Operating from their base camp of Islington Mill - a venue, art-space and liminal zone in Salford - the band have stubbornly pursued their own free-flowing aesthetic since their formation.

    Infinity Machines', their fifth release for Rocket Recordings, and the latest for this prolific outfit in a vibrant and diverse history, is no less than a pinnacle of achievement for a band who exist beyond all or any reductive genre pigeonholes, not to mention beyond the constraints of the everyday. A triple-album, it explores a unique vision informed by experimental élan and metaphysical intensity. In an era in which the word psychedelic'too often tends to signify a  reductive and retrograde rag-bag of second-hand shapes, it was in Gnod's nature to forge forth in search of new and expanded sonic terrain.

    At first, this led them to pursue a purely electronic sound in the live arena, yet as they knuckled down to chronicle this expansion and experimentation for posterity, it became clear that a mixture of live instrumentation and binary audial research would be the path that would prove most fruitful. Thus began the process that would ultimately produce these recordings, and a far-reaching mission which would result in uncanny crepuscular atmo¬sphere locking horns with sinister electronic intensity.

    Infinity Machines'traverses between and beyond a variety of different headspaces from the bleak to the beatific - yet whilst touching on nocturnal jazz, soothing yet unsettling ambience, menacing aggro-industrial battery and opiated bliss-out alike, it's shot through with an undercurrent of fiery countercultural zeal and small-hours revelation, as if the hive-mind of their home collective had manifested itself on six sides of wax. Tracks were put together from an initial blank canvas, and as the band themselves emphasize, 'We got pretty tactical in the approach.

    We have certainly noticed that the emphasis has shifted from full on throw everything at it'Gnod vibes to a more stripped spacious sound which was not fully intentional but more of a natural progression' Spoken word contributions, many from Islington Mill inhabitants and seers, vie for attention with gridlike and vicious beats, synapse-shifting modular synthesis, field recordings. and even the hitherto unheard appearance of saxophone and electric piano textures.

    As Gnod put it. 'We really like the idea of a Rhodes and sax on a Gnod record, because to most people those instruments are pure cheese, but we think they are pure soul' This 110-minute opus, fearless in spirit and limitless in scope, documents the unstoppable motion of an iconoclastic force beyond the comprehension of the unenlightened. A transmission from a collective consciousness that touches on universal truths and dark powers alike, and a bold new chapter in this mercurial collective's glorious passage into the unknown. Yet now as ever, In Gnod We Trust.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Control Systems
    2. Inevitable Collateral
    3. Desire
    4. Importance Of Downtime
    5. White Privileged Wank
    6. Spinal Fluid
    7. Breaking The Hex
    8. Infinity Machines
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  • Gnod 'Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine' - Cargo Records UK

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    As we embark on a new year more characterised by fear and uncertainty than hope and optimism, a chronic shortage of dissent can be detected in the artistic community amidst a harrowing socio-political climate.

    Yet the Salford-based collective Gnod have wasted little time in kicking against the doom and disquiet with everything at their disposal. 'It seems like we are heading towards even more unsettling times in the near future than we are in at present.' Reckons Chris Haslam of Gnod.

    '2016 is just the beginning of what I see as the establishment's systematic destruction of liberalism and equality as a reaction to the general public's loss of faith in their system' Charged by this outlook, Gnod's new album, Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine'represents a hitherto uncharted level of antagonism and adversarial force for the band - an artistic statement as righteous, fervent and direct as its title. which far from being an echo of an anarcho spirit of yore, denotes a record firmly entrenched in the psychic terrain of 2017.

    'On the surface it could almost seem like there's no political art movement out there to oppose what's happening, but there is - we know there is' adds the band's Paddy Shine. 'Maybe that movement is struggling to find its voice as a cohesive whole right now but that will change. It has to change.'

    Fuelled by their militant drive and unyielding ardour, Just Say No - ¦'refracts Gnod's harsh and repetitive riff-driven rancour through a psychotropic haze of dubbed-out abstraction, with Paddy's incendiary vocal delivery to the fore. ,Just Say No - ¦ sounds like a record only Gnod could make - a band fiercely independent, never comfortable in one place artistically for any duration of time, always with their co-ordinates set on uncharted territory and the next challenge ahead, and delivering a monument of ire and iconoclasm.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Bodies For Money
    2. People
    3. Paper Error
    4. Real Man
    5. Stick In the Wheel
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  • GNOD 'Mirror' - Cargo Records UK

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    As 2016 dawns , it's a fool who predicts the next move of Gnod, seemingly less a musical collective and more a psychic force fuelled by maverick spirit and fearsome willpower. Their mind-frying 2015 triple-album Infinity Machines'stood proud as a towering work of experimental expansion, acidic invective and nihilistic abrasion.

    Yet as an outfit whose restlessly uncompromising nature is matched only by their unflinching anti-establishment drive, Gnod set about creating a diametrically opposed aesthetic. Just as dramatically as their restless disposition morphed their sound to a binary-driven direction for their last work, now Gnod were to strip their electronic setup to a vicious, viscous attack, as redolent of the primal punishment of early Swans as the angular clangour of prime Public Image Ltd, yet shot through with a mercurial power and fiery intensity that could come from no-one else.

    The opening title-cut of Mirror'seethes with lithe energy and dubbed-out vitality, whilst elsewhere the eighteen-minute closing track Sodom & Gomorrah'may be the most dystopian piece of music the band have yet created; a harrowing yet fiercely compelling colossus of bleak abjection. 'The tracks were pretty much written on the road in May 2015' elaborates Gnod's Paddy Shine. 'The final versions of the tracks on the album are a reaction to the results of the recent UK election and also some shit that was happening to us and our friends during that period.

    Lyrically it deals with mental health issues and how things like social media are a vehicle for our split personalities and egos - that and being under the thumb of forces and power structures we can't really fully understand, or even if we understand them we feel helpless to change the situation.

    This album won't change the situation or start any revolutions but it felt good for us to write some music to let the rage out' Reflecting and refracting the uncertainty of a darkening era, Mirror'is a work of bold reinvention and raw renewal, sculpting chaos and discord into a formidable statement of intent. Only one thing is certain - wherever Gnod choose to go next, their ire and inspiration blaze as brightly as ever.

    Tracklisting:
    1. The Mirror
    2. Learn To Forgive
    3. Sodom & Gomorrah
    4. The Mirror (RAIKES PARADE REMIX)
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  • Gnod / White Hills 'Gnod Drop Out With White Hills II' - Cargo Records UK

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    'Gnod Drop Out with White Hills II' is the first official Collaboration between two of the most colossal cosmic manglers on the planet, that of astral rejecters Gnod (Manchester) and former Rocket, now Thrill Jockey's spacerock juggernauts White Hills (New York). Hot on the heels from their Not Not Fun sold out release, as well as countless self unleashed CDRs & various indie label alliances, Gnod have been stirring their galactic soup of flashbacked rituals with unpredictable incendiary results, both on record and as a live experience.

    Having them join forces with White Hills for this record is akin to having the aural equivalent of those 3D magic eye stereograms, looked at in one way, they just don't make sense, but seen through the repetition of the music, the result is out of this world.Since White Hills last outing with Rocket Recordings on the 'Collisions' split with The Heads, the band have successfully released their debut album for the US label Thrill Jockey and now have notched up an  impressive back catalogue of releases.

    Their fiery brand of heavy spacerock has seen them burning up live appearances over the years as they continue on the path towards uncharted territories.To celebrate this thundering union, Rocket Recordings have embarked upon the release of a double vinyl LP expanding into four phases of pulsating mantras, awash with all the hypno propulsion both bands motor skills can pilot. It's brimming with surrendered NEU like patterns, like both bands driving through 'Dingerland' with 'LA Woman' blasting from the rushing air. We have 16 minute elegant 'Bel Air' suites, it's ebbed & flowing mesmerizing grooves burst with swooping grandiose synths, like gentle waves, hanging in time. Interjections of oscillating guitars and keyboards, designed to propel the captured listener into a trance-inducing sunroof of kosmische blur, rupturing out through the expansive blue.

    The 8 tracks contained over 4 sides are embedded with 4 long 10 minute plus pieces & these anchor the whole experience firmly into an exciting haze of echoing psychedelia, electronic & experimental Krautrock trippo-nova. After which, all four corners of your mind's eye have been consecrated 'in Gnod we trust's' world of undulating symphonies.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Bits
    2. Run-A-Round
    3. Streams
    4. The Secret Society Of Ants
    5. Spaced Man
    6. Well Hang
    7. Drop Out
    8. Per Sempre
    9. Elka (CD Only Track)

     

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  • Gnod/Radar Men Of The Moon 'Temple Ov BBV' - Cargo Records UK

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    In 1965 the Dutch scientist and psychedelic pioneer Bart Huges embarked on a personal journey by taking an electric dentist's drill and using it to open a hole in his skull, theorising that this measure - known as trepanation and chronicled in this book The Mechanics Of Brain Blood Volume (BBV) - would result in enhanced mental power, and in effect a permanent high for the owner of the skull in question.

    Fifty-one years on, in 2016, this act formed an inspiration for a meeting of mind and matter on an entirely different level, as Salford's imperious collective Gnod locked horns for a collaboration with Dutch psychedelic and experimental force Radar Men From The Moon, also originally set to take place in the Netherlands, at Eindhoven Psych Lab.

    Written and recorded in only four days, the result is four uncompromising transmissions, informed equally by stark intensity and hypnotic repetition.
    Temple Of BBV'sees both acts spurring the other on to higher peaks of intensity.

    'Both bands had agreed from the off that we were not just gonna go in there and just jam and play over each other for hours in the hope that something good would happen' elaborates Gnod's Paddy Shine.

    'We went in with the mindset of creating sound structures which turned out to be a very gratifying process' Powerful testimony to the expansive and exploratory nature of both bands, Temple Of BBV'is a radical foray into the unknown that exists firmly outside of genre or classification. Aptly, the set will be performed once again as part of Gnod's residency at this years Roadburn Festival.

    The collaboration maps out intimidating psychic landscapes that revel in challenge and confrontation, and appear set to enter the skulls of the uninitiated by any means necessary.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Butchers Tears
    2. Your Party
    3. The Other Side of the Night
    4. What Happens to Memories When You Die?
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    Gnoomes, the Russian outfit who blend a potent mix of psychedelic stargaze, kraut techno and kosmiche pop return with a brand new album, MU! their third for Rocket Recordings.

    Since the release of their last album Tschak! the three piece has turned into a quartet with synth player Masha Piankova joining the band. And it was the success of their tours in the UK and Europe that subconsciously created a template and tone for where the band would go next with this new album; to capture that surging drive and throbbing assault of their pulverising live shows.

    'We decided to make this record more live and less electronic,' Sasha, singer and guitarist from Gnoomses said. 'We were thinking about how to make it sound more dynamic.' Masha's introduction was a key one, with her replacing Sasha on synth bass whilst he moved over to second guitar to add a fuller and more impactful sonic crunch. MU! has been part recorded in the same old soviet radio station where the band recorded Tschak! part in a professional studio and then part at home. This was to ensure the best capture of Gnoomes live assault.

    The results brim with a magnitude and sense of coherence that belies some of the environment it was created in. Fuzz-driven guitars shift in engulfing waves, resembling shoegaze giants at their most ferocious, whilst elsewhere layered vocals stack on top of one another, weaving between pristine melody and augmented discordance.

    Whilst the glacial electronics and coldwave tendencies that soaked much of their previous album may be more absent here, this record pulses with an electronic tinge that bubbles more subtly under the surface of immersive guitars
    The title Mu! has Japanese origins and comes from Zen Buddhism - something Sasha began to practice during past trying times - meaning both 'no' and 'nothingness' and the understanding that the acceptance of this concept can lead to enlightenment. 'For me personally it's a spiritual record,' he says.

    Although any sonic warbles of new age blandness couldn't be further from the end results here. This is a cleansing record, no doubt, but one that washes over you with both brutal force and deft subtleness. With the completion of this album, it also wraps up a trio of records all connected via punctuation - Ngan! Tschak! Mu! - but with one each distinct in its own tone and sense of evolution.

    From Bowie to The Cure to Moderat, musical history is peppered with great musical trilogies and now Gnoomes'Exclamation Mark Trilogy can be added to that.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Utro
    2. Sword in the Stone
    3. Irma
    4. Glasgow Coma State
    5. Sine Waves Are Good For Your Health
    6. Ursa Major
    7. Progulka
    8. How Do You
    9. Feel Now
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    The Russian city of Perm takes its name from the Finno-Ugric word para ma'meaning Faraway land'. Indeed, despite being a centre of both culture and industry for the Ural region, at seven hundred miles from Moscow it was far enough away from the heart of the Russian empire to be used as a place of exile in the nineteenth century for those who fell out of favour with Alexander I. Even whilst dwelling in an era two centuries on in which such exile is now more metaphysical, and in which electronic connections have effectively made the world a smaller place, it can nonetheless be easy for an artist to feel the burden of geographical isolation, The three musicians who form Gnoomes hail from Perm - and have a deep connection with their home - indeed their drummer Pacha is descended from the Komis, the indigenous pagan people of the area before Russian culture and orthodox religion overtook it in the the late 15th century.

    Yet rather than being confined or frustrated by their surroundings, the three-piece outfit have used their origins as a springboard to the unknown, via the skysurfing radiance of their debut album for Rocket Recordings, Ngan!''We think about isolation as a dream trigger, and sometimes a dream becomes a motivation to do something cool' Gnoomes relate. 'Being in a band is the one thing that keeps us from Russian madness.'

    Ngan!'is an album suffused with a potent sense of wonder - it's bookended by the enormous twin psychic monoliths of Roadhouse'and My Boy', which form dreamlike aural travelogues clocking in at around a quarter-hour each, and take influences as diverse as the fiery avant-six-string scree of Atlas Sound, the classic motorik of Neu! and Kompakt label techno, and sculpt them into a wide-eyed, kaleidoscopic sweep of sound that the band themselves, keen to break free of generic convention, dub stargaze'. It's a style which nods to the melodic sweetness of The Flaming Lips or Tame Impala as much as the synapse-shifting dynamics of Animal Collective or My Bloody Valentine. Myriads'is nothing less than a sweet and somewhat slightly dazed pop song - distantly related to the muse of Syd Barrett, yet filtered through the band's ambitiously hallucinogenic soundworld and propulsive rhythmic drive.

    Elsewhere,on Moognes'the collision of melancholy vocal harmonies, luminous guitar melody and in-the-red intensity makes for a sound as bracing as it is beatific.

    Ngan!' is the sound of a band looking above and beyond modern archetypes of guitar-fuelled noise in search of a strange and beguiling personal vision, and dissolving barriers of distance, cultural context and geographical inconvenience with a confident and warm-hearted flourish. 'For us this is the main mechanism of psychedelic music' the band explain. 'to connect things, to join this particular experience into a global one.' On the evidence of Ngan!'Gnoomes would appear to be on the verge of doing just that.

    Tracklisting:
    1. roadhouse
    2. myriads
    3. moognes
    4. my son
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  • Gnoomes 'Tschak!' - Cargo Records UK

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    From adversity can come triumph, and from catharsis inspiration. Such has been the case for Gnoomes, the threesome hailing from Perm, Russia, whose second release for Rocket Recordings, Tschak!'arrives in the wake of considerable turbulence and tumult within their personal lives and society itself, all of which has only been fuel for a creative epiphany that has seen them create a deeply evocative work rich with vibrant experimentation and saturated in a widescreen sense of wonder.

    It may only have been eighteen months since Ngan!', the band's first release for Rocket, whose self-styled stargaze'approach marked a glorious collision between melodic sweetness, skysurfing guitar experimentation and motorik magnificence, yet the band have already moved on to a sonic landscape still more adventurous and ethereal on Tschak!', not to mention an emotionally resonant approach that's bewitching to witness.

    Taking in torrents of guitar noise and electronic extrapolations both blissfully kosmische and aggressively abrasive, it exists outside of all or any convenient genres, a vivid and singular work by three dreamers-at-heart forced to manifest their vision into a psychic defence to the circumstances surrounding them.

    Working in splendid isolation thanks to a studio space provided by their work for a local radio station, the band had time and space for the alchemical process of creating Tschak!'entirely on their own terms. Central to the this were a collection of Russian synths that they gathered, whose eccentric arpeggios and analogue textures form crucial ingredients on songs like Severokamsk'and the title track, arriving at a sound that forms a star-crossed and timeless marriage between the experimentation of krautrock and the lineage of Warp Records.

    Forging forth into unknown realms both physical and metaphysical, Gnoomes recently completed a UK tour - including an appearance at Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia (full European tour planned for spring 2017).

    Yet with the dreamlike radiance of the potent and otherworldly Tschak!'on their side, this adventure is already well on its way.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Super Libido
    2. Maria
    3. Cascais
    4. Severokamsk
    5. Tschak!

    Side B:
    1. City Monk
    2. In the Park
    3. One Step
    4. ADSR Eugraph
    5. B-Day
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  • Goat 'Commune' - Cargo Records UK

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    Goat return with Commune, the eagerly awaited follow up to their astonishing debut album World Music.  Commune continues on with World Music's acidic grooves, hypnotic incantations, and serpentine guitar lines but also introduces a darker, more angry edge to the band, not seen before on previous releases.

    Starting with the layered percussive groove, Eastern guitar flourishes, and convoking vocals of Talk To God, it re-establishes the trance-inducing rhythms and exotic blaze of guitar that characterized their debut so well.

    That spellbound pulse delves into darker and more propulsive territories on Words and Goatslaves, while Goatchild veers towards the transcendental pop of '60s Bay Area rock. The vintage psychedelic vibe permeates through songs like The Light Within and To Travel The Path Unknown'?tracks that suggest that these rural Swedes operate on the same wavelength as the Turkish psych-folkies recently rediscovered by reissue labels like Finders Keepers. Commune reaches its apex when Goat's hymnal invocations meet a heavy doze of proto-metal fuzz on Hide From The Sun and Gathering of Ancient Tribes.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Talk To God
    2. Words
    3. The Light Within
    4. Travel The Path Unknown
    5. Goatchild
    6. Goatslaves
    7. Hide From The Sun
    8. Bondye
    9. Gathering Of Ancient Tribes
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  • Goat 'Double Date Original Soundtrack' Vinyl 10

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    Double Date is an independent British horror film that was released to great applause in 2017. The film was written and stared Danny Morgan and was the debut movie directed by Benjamin Barfoot.

    Ben was also responsible for creating the video of Teeth of The Sea's Responder, plus several great shorts films including FIST which featured music from Rocket's back catalogue.

    Ben approached Goat in 2016 asking them if they would be interested in appearing in the film he was making as he had a club scene where he wanted to feature a band playing live. And when him and Danny were coming up with the idea for the movie they had Goat's World Music'album on repeat and it was decided it was bands infectious tribal grooves that he wanted in the scene.

    During filming of Goat's scene Ben and the band bonded and he invited Goat to score the whole film, so their unique DNA would be running throughout the whole picture.

    The band liked the idea and decided to take the challenge on. And we at Rocket are very excited to be able to release the complete score Goat created for the film on a special ltd edition pool of blood'coloured vinyl 10' LP especially for Record Store Day 2018.

    The album contains all the original music Goat created to soundtrack the film plus the music they made for the trailer. The score also contains a different version of Goat's live anthem Run To Your Mama'that was especially created for the film.

    The film was released to great reviews and has gone on to win a couple of awards including the Fright Fest Rising Star Award for its writer/actor Danny Morgan.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Your Lucky Night
    2. Man Eaters
    3. The Three Of Us Together
    4. Trailer Song
    5. This Is Your Time
    6. Whats With The Tshirts
    7. Fuck You Daddy
    8. Run To Your Mama (Double Date Version)
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  • Goat 'Fuzzed In Europe' Vinyl LP Green/Black Splatter - Cargo Records UK

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    When the masked Swedish collective Goat toured Europe in the Autumn of 2016 to promote their then recently released third album Requiem - the band came up with the idea to record every show. On returning back to their home town of Korpilombolo, Goat painstakingly went through all the recordings and have to picked out 6 tracks to be released on for limited live album Fuzzed in Europe.

    Goat picked these 6 tracks in particular as they are different versions to what is found on the releases the songs originally came from and the band liked the idea that these versions are documented onto vinyl. Goat's live reputation is second to none - since their first public shows in 2012 they have stunned audiences across the globe. The bands brand of dancable, tribal psychedelia is guaranteed to create mass hysteria from the wanting crowds - Goat know how to create music that is made for the head'as well as the body'.

    There are rumours of Goat disappearing into the hills - that they have hung up their masks now for good and have slipped away as quietly as they arrived on to the scene. Whether this is true or not, we don't know, but even if they have or have not disbanded from public view, this is a great document of their immersive power to cherish, it celebrates band completely at the top of their game. The eye popping beautiful artwork for Fuzzed in Europe was created by the great poster artist Adam Pobiak - who has worked with everyone from Soundgarden to the Justice and Swans to Flaming Lips.


    Tracklisting:
    1. Talk To God
    2. Time For Fun
    3. I Sing In Silence
    4. Gathering Of Ancient Tribes
    5. The Sun The Moon
    6. Run To Your Mama

    Release Date: 27/10/2017
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  • Goat 'I Sing in Silence' - Cargo Records UK

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    New music from Goat is always a time for celebration, and we are excited to announce the bands return with a 7' of brand new material.

    Last year Goat released the single It's time for fun which saw the band experimenting with drum machines, which brought a different pulse to their tribal psych. And this desire to explore new sounds continues with their new single I Sing in Silence. But instead of plugging in'new instruments the band have unplugged'and created an addictive groove with mostly un-amped, acoustic instruments.

    Elastic guitar lines, woodblock percussion, and flutes which drive the song are enveloped by one of the strongest vocal deliveries by the bands enigmatic singers, resulting in a powerful and catchy psych-pop number.

    The B side is an instrumental called The Snake of Addis Ababa, is a looping North African mantra played on a teasing fuzzed guitar underpinned by a djembe groove. The repetitive mantra is disrupted by piano that freely solos over the groove, and a pounding drum lifts the song to a seriously head-nodding conclusion.

    This single is further proof that, in a world of similar sounding and similar looking psych bands, Goat are standing completely out on their own and we are all the better for it. This summer the band will be busy writing, recording, and blowing people's minds across Europe's greatest stages.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    I Sing in Silence

    Side B:
    The Snake of Addis Ababa
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