BEHIND THE WALL (LTD RED LP + MP3)
the debut longplayer from jennifer touch on limited red coloured vinyl with download code included.
this is the vinyl format of tom brosseaus third full length for fatcat, after 2006s compilation of early material empty houses are lonely and 2007s critically acclaimed cavalier, which was produced by pj harvey collaborator john parish in one week. mice parades adam pierce and small sails ethan rose co produced and guest performed on posthumous success. ethan roses tracks were produced in portland, oregon, adam pierces in upstate ny. this album marks a noticeable sabbatical from the predominantly vocal and guitar / all acoustic recordings of previous records.
HUMAN ERROR/INK SLOWLY DRIES
die zweite doppel-a-side 7inch-single der schottischen emo-indie-rocker aus dem album >in the pit of the stomach< plus non-album track >ink slowly dries<.
MEDICINE (7 INCH)
SUMMER HITS (7 INCH)
buddy holy goes ramones! summer hits ist die zweite singleauskopllung der britischen band mazes, die schon vm nme und bei radio1 abgefeiert wurde!
LACED (LP + DL-CODE)
12" lp UK
at fatcat we are as excited about new signings psychedelic horseshit as we were on landing animal collective and black dice 8 years back, and believe they re a similarly vital band - pushing boundaries and creating something thrilling and unique. having avidly followed the band’s outpourings over the past few years, we can now announce psychedelic horseshit s label debut. previously appearing on hip us indies woodsist and siltbreeze, their second proper full-length marks a major shift, upgrading their sound and delivering a coherent set of bustling, uptempo, hook-laden, melted outsider pop songs.
comes with code for free digital download of this album.
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE LEFT HANDED (LP)
12" lp UK
twentieth release in fat cats famed split series compilations, this record combines norways alog with sunroof! member astral social club.
active since 1997 and one of norways leading exponents of experimentalelectronic music, alog is the duo of espen sommer eide and dag-are haugan, mainstays at the rune grammofon label.
alogs unique, hybrid sound has since developed through four albums that have unfurled a series of abstract yet accessible, self-contained sound worlds, each animated with their own internal logic, mixing a wide variety of bothelectronic and acoustic sources into something warm, intricate and organic.
alog embrace the freedom to flit and root in the cracks between strands of minimalism, electronica, post-rock, improv and vernacular music, merging woozy, stuttering electronica (a la oval or nobukazu takemura), with rich, shoegazey guitars, freeform improvisation, scandinavian folk, field recording and the masterful editing and soundscaping of electroacoustic composition.
astral social club is the project of prolific scottish-born neil campbell, apivotal figure on the uk post-punk underground, with a vast catalogue and numerous collaborations.
a member of both matthew bowers total and sunroof! projects, he appeared on three of the latters albums before helping to form the hugely influential and prolific (over 40 releases) leeds-based drone/psych-rock outfit vibracathedral orchestra in 1998.
campbell left vco in 2006 to go solo as astral social club, under which moniker he has released a number of albums (on labels like vhf, important, qbico, textile) and an ever-increasing stream of self-released cdrs in alimited edition series of volumes (currently up to #19).
the three tracks here were recorded by campbell, john clyde-evans, paul walsh and spider stacy.
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brakes is comprised of members of british sea power, electric soft parade, restlesslist, pipettes and tenderfoot. the band have toured with belle and sebastian, the killers, buck 65, and editors, as well as headlining many tours of their own. touchdown was recorded at the legendary glasgow studio chem 19 by the delgados paul savage (mogwai, arab strap, malcolm middleton) and mastered by the similarly legendary alan douches at west west side, ny. two singles are being released to coincide with the album ? colin murray has fervently supported the first, hey hey, on his radio show, and the songs iseetigers produced video featured as a drowned in sound exclusive before its universal release.
ROOM TO EXPAND (EXPANDED) (2X12 LP + MP3)
record store day 2016 exclusive – significantly expanded double vinyl reissue of hauschka’s debut album for 130701, ‘room to expand’. the album has been repackaged and extended with the addition of six previously-unreleased exclusive tracks, and has been made available on vinyl for the first time ever – arriving with new artwork, liner notes, full digital download coupon and gatefold packaging.
dumpf, rau und kratzbürstig klingt das trio um sänger philip taylor. auf tour im märz!
ORES & MINERALS (LP+DL)
the album draws from a much broader palette than the band s debut, utilizing repetitive loops and samples, playing up a rhythm section that could walk into any recording session by the fall and feel comfortable, honing an expansive loose guitar sound and all the while retaining that unmistakable knack with melody. it s a really exciting and refreshingly original record. of the album, the band s jack cooper says, we set about trying to make a record that was far more original and broader than the first one... a representation of all the things that inspired us rather than a small portion. we began writing with us in mind...playing to our strengths. bodies was the first song...like most of the album written to repetitive loops and drones. the demo had an arthur russell drum loop because it sounded how neil drums so i guess that s where we were at. without saying there s always been a dance element to our music , i think we wanted to write songs that people might be able to move to, if the mood was to take them and there s something incredibly satisfying in repetition.
CANDELA (LP, INCL MP3)
mit dem 10. album wächst die new yorker shoegazer-institution über sich hinaus und ist etwas wirklich besonderes: wunderbares songwriting, begnadetes drumming, toller bass.
SALON DES AMATEURS REMIX EP 2
zweite remix-ep des erfolgreichen albums >salon des amateurs< von hauschka. featuring tanzbein-remix von steve bicknell aus der londoner szene sowie ein remix des berliners rené löwe aus der hardwax shop/szene der 90er jahre, der hier unter seinem künstlernamen vainqueur das stück >ping< neu produziert hat.
SALON DES AMATEURS REMIX EP 1 (VILLALOBOS / MAYER)
hauschkas first releases of 2012 come in the form of two stunning remix 12 inches that are pitched at the dancefloor and kick off a wider project of reinterpretations of his last full-length. here, ep1 sees two serious heavyweights of minimal techno delivering very different, yet complentary versions. this 12 inch is the first of two vinyl-only eps, running in advance of a full album of electronically-angled remixes of >salon des amateurs<.
BEWARE AND BE GRATEFUL (LP + MP3)
12" lp UK
beware and be grateful - recorded last year in a series of week-long sessions at omahas arc studios with producer jason cupp (the elected, nurses, good old war) - continues their steady migration into pop territory. a non-proscriptive, athletic approach informs beware and be grateful, the experimentation encompassing mellifluous harmonies, percolating rhythms. self-assured and astonishingly ambitious, beware and be grateful marks maps & atlases most fully realized collection to date.
NO ONE CAN EVER KNOW (2X12 LP + DL-CODE)
2x12" lp + mp3 UK
limited edition 180 gram heavyweight pressing, including code for free download of the full album.
LIVING DECORATIONS (7 INCH)
erste singleauskopplung aus dem großartigen album >perch patchwork<. im februar 2011 sind maps & atlases auch mit der single >living decorations< im gepäck auf deutschlandtour. empfohlen für fans von vampire weekend, tv on the radio, band of horses!
SALON DES AMATEURS (CD)
FOREIGN LANDSCAPES (LP + MP3)
12" lp UK
hauschkas striking third album for fatcats 130701 imprint sees the pianist / composer making ambitious advances on his critically-acclaimed previous work. stepping out from his established niche as a gifted and engaging prepared piano player, he boldly extends his repertoire, resetting his music within a rich orchestral score. nine of the albums twelve tracks feature a 12-piece string and wind ensemble from san franciscos magik*magik orchestra, alongside volker bertelmanns own prepared piano. dynamic, brimming with character and colour, >foreign landscapes< retains its authors distictive musical voice and leads the listener through a beautifully balanced collection, moving from delicate solo piano lyricism to a propulsive, robust minimalism. now dark and intimate, now playful, now driving, the ensembles fleshed-out instrumentation enables hauschka to bring his exuberant versatility to a vital new level. with >foreign landscapes<, hauschka stretches for - and reaches - stunning new realms.
THE WRONG CAR (MOGWAI / ERRORS REMIXES)
the twilight sad follow their incredible >forget the night ahead< album with a new ep that leads with two brand new songs ? >the wrong car< and >throw yourself into the water again< - from the original album sessions, and two remixes from friends mogwai - who tackle recent single, >the room< - and errors, who give album opener >reflection of the television< a distinct makeover. the latter were returning the favour after twilight sads andy macfarlane mixed their track >bridge or cloud< down to an economical glitch earlier in the year.
FORGET THE NIGHT AHEAD
the twilight sads much anticipated follow up to 2007s fourteen autumns & fifteen winters is a dark and tumultuous listen. produced by guitarist andy mcfarlane with paul savage (of delgados) at glasgows famed chem 19 studios, forget the night ahead retains the guitar washed drama of their previous effort, with an added complexity both sonic and thematic.
LOW FILES TROPICAL (7 INCH)
the debut release from fatcats latest signing, low files tropical is a great introduction to get back guinozzi! a double a sided single offering up two summery shots of vibrantly colourful and quirky, outsider pop.
ANGELS OF THE UNIVERSE (LP, 180 G VINYL)
angels of the universe is a film from icelands most celebrated director, fredrik thor fridriksson. at the time of this lps original release, over half the population of iceland had been to see the movie, helping it to become one of the countrys most successful films ever.
SUNG TONGS (2X12 INCH, 180 G VINYL)
coloured 2x 12"
for the first time in limited edition 180g dmm vinyl, sung tongs is a dazzling, bold and adventurous pop album. diverse in its scope and yet fully coherent, the album moves from chiming acoustic guitar songs to gentler, more dispersed picked ballads...
THESE FOUR WALLS
12" lp UK
opening with a lone guitar line that itself has all the momentum of entire genres crammed into a single set of chords, we were promised jetpacks these four walls signifies a debut album that has the sort of peerlessness and potential to stand as a mainstay and luminary of indie music in the 21st century.
FEELS (2X12 INCH, 180 G VINYL)
this release is strictly limited to 1000 copies and housed in a plastic wallet. mastered at abbey road studios and ressed by portal space records. this is your chance to pick up classic fatcat records albums in the most lavish vinyl format available. presented for the first time in heavyweight dmm vinyl, feels is animal collectives classic seventh album and, as had come to be expected, saw them again kicking off from their previous release to explore another different direction. where sung tongs was largely acoustic based and the product of just two members of the collective (avey tare and panda), feels is in contrast a full group effort (also including geologist and deakin). moving further away from the suggestion of folkish affinities (they always sat in their own space, came at things from a different angle), it is electrified, rhythmically more urgent, and overall a considerably denser work. those sweet melodies and big catchy hooks remain intact, and the songwriting is once again bold, brave and adventurous, as ever indelibly stamped with their own unique personality. punchy, infectious, immensely rich and varied, feels is both hugely inventive and tightly focussed and sounded like little else around at the time. always evolving and astonishing, there is quite simply no other group around quite like them.
SNOWFLAKES AND CARWRECKS EP (CD)
SNOWFLAKES AND CARWRECKS (CD)
SNOWFLAKES AND CARWRECKS
on the heels of octobers ferndorf album, duesseldorf based pianist/composer volker bertelmann (aka hauschka) kicks of the new year with a beautiful extended ep of previously unreleased material, all of which was recorded during the ferndorf sessions.
THE EVA EP
finally we get a re-issue of the first release on the legendary fat cat label. harking back to the days when the record shop ruled supreme south of the border, this release is somewhat different from the following releases on the label. pure techno music, kind of early dan curtin metamorphic meets ken ishii with a heavy nod to kenny larkin. a techno landmark! official press with original artwork and shrink wrapped picture sleeves.
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Releases on CD / DVD
milk maid is martin cohen from nine black alps. they were discovered by jack cooper of mazes, who released a single on suffering jukebox before they were signed by fatcat records. the whole album was recorded on martins 8-track in his flat in manchester. reference points include mazes, woods and the woodsist label, the shins, guided by voices, oasis, jesus and mary chain.
boundary-pushing, thrilling, unique: psychedelic horseshit blaze with a vitality reminiscent of fatcat alumni animal collective and black dice in those bands early, wildly creative incipience. laced marks a forward stylistic shift for the band, delivering a coherent set of bustling, hookladen, melted outsider pop songs. keeping a step ahead of the lo-fi scene they christened -shitgaze-, theyve drawn on a broad range of influences instead of the xeroxed anorexia of many of their peers, have ruffled feathers by critically speaking out, and carved out caustic, humorous social commentary.
A THOUSAND HEYS (CD)