h1 displays an idea of pop music that came together through years of living. long rounds of editing. re-amping. sending files to friends. a vista of san francisco and walks on the outskirts of cologne. the songs could appear in blazing sunlight. empty rooms or city nights. on the sleeves of the 330 records. acrylic colors flow together and congeal in a clear plastic mass.
“world be live” komplettiert die alben-trilogie. die 2017 mit der veröffentlichung des 17. erasure-studioalbums “world be gone” begann und ihre fortsetzung anfang diesen jahres mit “world beyond” fand. einer bearbeitung des “world be gone”-originalmaterials durch das belgische echo collective. “world be live” wurde zum abschluss der ausverkauften uk-tour im rahmen zweier shows im eventim apolo in hammersmith im februar 2018 aufgenommen und bietet hits aus allen schaffensphasen erasures inklusive zeitloser welthits wie “sometimes”. “oh l’amour”. “ship of fools”. “chains of love”. “blue savannah” und “stop!”. dazu gesellen sich mit “atomic” ein blondie-cover und die hits ihres letzten albums “world be gone”. inklusive “love you to the sky!” 3lp edition auf schwarzem vinyl.
we’ve always loved their records. but this time around there’s something maybe even more incredible - this instant classic vibe that rings out right from the very first note. as the voices of the singers trade back and forth. and blend - and the instrumentation follows suit with this subtle weaving of acoustic and electric elements. remastered reissue on 180 gram vinyl.
“choose life” is both the album apostille chose to make and had to make. he dialled down the clown. built up a new-found confidence in his voice and melody in general and began to feel more at home in the refuge of pop music (with a capital p). as kasparis explains “choose life began as a chronicle of a bad time. many of the songs were written as some sort of catharsis. an escape from a tumultuous couple of years. the album title was intended as ironic at first but as the writing process went on the album began to feel more playful. i was finding revelatory threads in it i hadn t intended. choose life became an imperative.” all the truest pop music speaks to us of escape and through this new album apostille allows its transformative power to fully manifest. it’s an album full of life and energy. as disobedient as it is heroic in its pursuit of liberation.
pressing on translucent red vinyl. comes with download code included.
when michaela meise performed at westgermany at kottbusser tor in berlin-kreuzberg on march 20. 2015. accompanying herself on the accordion. i was perplexed. i knew her first album from 2010. which was about hymns (»preis dem todesüberwinder«. originally released on clouds hill. available as a download and stream through my label from july 2018 on). but what she was playing weren’t spiritual songs?! i wanted to put this music out on my label: the songs sounded sad. aloof and wistful but also proud. determined and unerring. the album title »i am greek« is a tribute to melina mercouri’s album »je suis grecque!«. which was released in 1971 when mercouri was deprived of citizenship by the greek military junta. mercouri lived – like mikis theodorakis and many other cultural workers – in exile. meise’s album is dedicated to the chanson scene of post-war europe. whose songs were popularly folksy. but also political. some talk about the experience of war. the shoah and labor migration.
zur feier des 15-jährigen jubliäums der veröffentlichung von dannii minogues »neon lights« erscheint das album nun erstmalig auf vinyl! zusätzlich enthält das 2lp package seltene bonustracks und remixe von jason nevins. amighty und tiga sowie die gefeierten mash up remixe »don’t wanna lose this groove« (aus »don’t wanna lose this feeling« und »into the groove« von madonna) und »begin to spin me round« (aus dead or alives »you spin me round« und »i begin to wonder«). also eine empfehlung für alle fans! dannii minogue selbst sagt dazu nur: »please turn the volume up loud enough to annoy your neighbours!« dem doppel-vinyl liegt ein downloadcode bei.
ONDA DE AMOR: SYNTHESIZED BRAZILIAN HITS THAT NEVER WERE (1984-94) (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK03.07.18
some crate-digging compilations are often the result of someone hand-picking their choice favourites from another country’s musical history. perhaps unaware or uninvolved with its cultural lineage in the process. on this release - a treasure trove of synth jams. pop. samba boogie. balearic and electro from 1980 & ‘90s brazil - the tracks are picked by millos kaiser. one half of the brazilian duo selvagem. who are at the helm of throwing some of the country’s best dance parties. it’s a rare compilation that offers brazilian music actually picked by a brazilian.
this collection of sixteen tracks doesn’t comprise tracks scoured from deeply in-demand records. the rare sort that sell for eye-watering sums and that collectors spend years tracking down. they are the sort you’d find for a few quid should you come across but. as kaiser says. “the problem is finding them. they aren’t rare because everyone wants a copy but because no one wants them. not even the dealers.”
“sincerely. s. love x” (the kiss is meant to be pronounced) is simon’s sophomore solo album (his 2015 debut “it seemed like a good idea at the time” was released on the brilliant. now sadly defunct fortuna pop label) and it features at least ten hits. proper pop hits. with elo harmonies. spectoresque production. strings and trumpets. the whole shebang. all recorded over the last two years in london. england. big city pop! the vinyl release includes a cd-copy of the album.
das paradies ist ein blinzeln im pop. vielleicht das gute. alte gefühl. dass man nicht alles versteht. aber alles ganz genau so richtig ist: die texte haben seidene ecken und kanten und die musik ist eine perle aus holz. das ist schön. so schön. dass florian sievers alias das paradies. von bands wie moritz krämer. kettcar und element of crime geschätzt und eingeladen wurde. um deren live-auftritte als vorprogramm noch mehr zu verschönern. auf die 10inch-ep die giraffe streckt sich sind vier neue stücke gepresst. die man loben und lieben muss. sie sind rock n roll und gleichzeitig pop. zen-pop eines zeitauskosters!
belgian dj & producer mugwump performs an about-face with a new sound and live show trough second album ‘drape’.
the result of nine months locked up with musicians stephane fedele (bass). thomas stadnicki (guitars). lukas melville (drums) and a series of live shows in belgium. second album ‘drape’ fuses the electronic with an occasionally heavy rock feel and outstanding lyrics. all topped off with a french-belgian-tinged vocal and lyrical topicality. music-wise it spans a breadth of influences from the interzone between post-punk. indie pop. psych & noise while geoffroy mugwump lays down conscious. parlando-style. lyrics over nine songs ‘soundtracking our torments in the age of laissez-faire and aestheticisation’.
limited edition of 1000 copies on green & yellow marbled vinyl (death money) with download code included.
vive la void is the new solo project of sanae yamada. co-founder and keyboard player of moon duo. yamada wrote and recorded the self-titled debut album over roughly a two-year period. during windows of downtime in moon duo’s substantial touring and recording schedule. the dense. shape-shifting atmospheres of the seven songs grew out of late-night basement experiments in the layering of synthesizer tracks. a process that also led to meditations on the changeable nature of memory and perception. the result is an undulating blend of ethereal swirl. low end thrumming. and electric crackle. buoyed by yamada’s understated but captivating vocal melodies and her striking lyrics.
the beacon crowns ashurst hill in dalton. lancashire. looming over the verdant english countryside nearly six hundred feet above sea level. this spartan brick monolith was erected in 1798 as a watch tower to warn of french invasion during the napoleonic war — & there it silently remains. keeping infinite vigil. it stands in tess roby’s mind. the beacon calls to her. “throughout my life i have felt the pull to return to it.” she says. “i’m beckoned by father’s roots & by the sullen landscape of fields leading to the coast.”
pressing on solid white 180 gram vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve.
collaboration album - falcos sampled vocals were mixed into songs with new music and new lyrics by german rappers as kontra k. sun diego. sido. frauenarzt. zugezogen maskulin etc. pressing on red 180 gram vinyl.
the american pop duo ‘made in france’ has been making waves on the parisian stage with their retro style evocative of the great girl groups of the 60 s (the shirelles. the ronnettes. the shangri-las). this album follows the release of music video clips for the singles -beau brown- and -burn-. musicians and songwriters bathed in the pop music of the 50 s - 70 s from their native usa. johannah cantwell and laura woody take us through the ups and downs of their lives in paris with joyful melodies and self-deprecating humor. the album has undercurrents of surf rock and motown. with riffs from organ. harpsichord. sitar and timpani supporting their texts. which are decidedly of their time. produced and arranged by franck hedin and nathalie loriot (the shuffles. lafayette. howlin’jaws…). recorded by fred carrayol at mercredi 9 studio in paris. the album was both mixed by fred and etienne colin.
a selection of prince’s greatest hits. as nominated by nme. performed live on tv broadcasts from the early nineties. including legendary live performances at the tokyo dome. japan and estadio maracana. brazil. includes two incredible versions of the popular “the most beautiful girl in the world”. digitally remastered for enhanced sound quality. includes background notes and rare images.
madonna-fans und schallplattenliebhaber aufgepasst: 2018 erscheint »the immaculate collection« wieder auf vinyl. »the immaculate collection« war das erste greatest-hits-album der popikone. es erschien ursprünglich am 9. november 1990 und versammelt insgesamt 15 stücke. darunter hits wie »like a virgin«. »material girl«. »papa don’t preach«. »la isla bonita« und »like a prayer«. das gesamte tracklisting finden sie im folgenden. »the immaculate collection« landete in großbritannien auf der eins. in den usa auf platz zwei der charts. das album gilt heute laut guinness-buch der rekorde als meistverkauftes best-of einer künstlerin. jetzt gibt es das erfolgreiche album erneut als doppel-lp.
a selection of michael jacksons greatest hits. as nominated by nme. all performed live on tv broadcasts from 1987 to 1993. including legendary live performances at yokohoma stadium. japan. also includes three bonus tracks from the grammy awards 1988 and super bowl 1993. digitally remastered for enhanced sound quality. includes background notes and rare images.
THE BEST & THE REST OF THE ISLAND YEARS 74-78 (LTD RED 180G 2X12 LP + MP3)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl D25.05.18
an amalgamation of two separate 12 inch 180g lps in one 6mm spine. gatefold sleeve. download code. poly lined inners. the initial run will be an rsd exclusive pressed on transparent red vinyl. remastered from the original tapes.
“i’ve spent many days wondering why unfortunate things happen. wondering why things didn’t work out. why i deserved a broken heart. or why the world is the way it is. every song on my album points to an underlying gift in the painful experiences i’ve endured. without the hardships. i’d lack the lessons i’ve gained that have cultivated who i am today. i hope “pendulum” opens a window that allows my listeners to see how the dark and light aspects of life form a marriage that serves as a catalyst that initiates tremendous growth.” - aisha badru
nichts passt besser zu dieser aussage auf diese wundervoll zusammengestellte und verzaubernde musikselektion. die. wie auch jeder agnes obel-song. ruhe und frieden ausstrahlt. es ist die entschleunigte antithese zur rush hour. wie ein zugefrorener see an einem sonntagmorgen. agnes obel verbindet songs der enigmatischen jamaikanerin nora dean (eine duke reid produktion) mit dem kargen. bitterbösen -party girl- von michelle gurevich. das den gleichnamigen französischen film inspirierte. wehmütige stimmen von the bulgarian folklore choir. nina simone. ray davies und agnes selbst treffen auf mehr oder weniger elektronische tracks von yello. can und der griechischen kultkomponistin lena platonos. garniert wird die kollektion mit neuem agnes obel-material wie den dänischen song -glemmer du-. die vertonung von inger christensens -poem for death-. sowie den song -bee dance-. die doppel-lp erscheint als limitierte 180g pressung mit allen 19 ausgespielten tracks. audiophil auf halber geschwindigkeit gemastered. inkl. bonus-download-code mit allen tracks (einmal komplett ausgespielt. einmal als mixset) in wav/mp3-formaten. im gatefold mit antistatischen innentaschen plus kunstdruck in 12- größe.
die geschichte von -ton steine scherben in dub- begann vor 20 jahren. nach zwei aufsehenerregenden kompilationen des damals noch jungen labels echo beach. die ein schlaglicht auf das britische und internationale dub-schaffen der mittneunziger warfen. sollte sich -king size dub volume 3- auf deutschland konzentrieren. neben den toten hosen. fantastischen vier und nina hagen dachte man dabei auch an die scherben. so kam es zu einem ersten treffen mit r.p.s. lanrue. dem ehemaligen scherbengitarristen und musikalischen nachlassverwalter der band. dadurch landete eine version von -mole hill rockers- auf dem sampler. und dann passierte erst mal nichts mehr. bis labelchef nicolai beverungen zwei seiner dub-spezialisten. nämlich fe wolter (dubvisionist) und alexander hornbach (aldubb). zu einer weiteren zusammenarbeit mit r.p.s. lanrue bewegen konnte. jetzt wurde es konkret. obwohl für die scherbenwerke keine mehrspuraufnahmen vorlagen. gelang es den dub-archäologen. die essenz der stücke in exklusiven mixen zu erhalten. nur punktuell wurden durch overdubs spuren ergänzt. verstärkt oder tiefer gelegt. so entstand. was keiner für möglich gehalten hätte: ein dub-kaleidoskop aus den scherben des westberliner klassenkampfes. die vinyl-lp ist auf 999 nummerierte exemplare limitiert und erscheint inklusive album-cd.
world beyond ist die neueinspielung von erasures letztjährigem album world be gone in einem post-klassischen gewand. es wurde in nur zehn tagen von andy bell und sieben musikerinnen des brüsseler echo collectives eingespielt. die idee zum album entwickelte vince clarke. der zunächst vorgeschlagen hatte eine single von world be gone in einem größeren rahmen einzuspielen. im gespräch mit dem echo collective formte sich allerdings schnell die idee. das gesamte album neu zu interpretieren. produktion und arrangement lagen in den händen des echo collective. den mix besorgte gareth jones. reflektierte world be gone in einem größeren maße als zuvor die aktuelle lage der welt. ohne dabei freilich hoffnungslos zu werden. offenbaren die neueinspielungen eine neue dimension der stücke. die man so nicht vermutet hättet. pressung auf rotem vinyl. downloadcode inklusive.
hugo manuel is better known by his musical alias chad valley. a product of oxford’s prolific creative community. chad valley has amassed a catalogue that spans four studio releases. numerous collaborations and dozens of remixes. his 2010 debut — a self-titled exploration in swirling synths and sunburnt melodies — laid the groundwork for 2011’s equatorial ultravox. which gave his downtempo productions a decidedly more pop-leaning twist. it was with equatorial ultravox. and his 2013 album young hunger. that chad valley’s profile sprung forward. strengthened by a string of key touring slots supporting the likes of erasure. chvrches. active child and passion pit. and by his collaborations with el perro del mar. glasser. totally enormous extinct dinosaurs and twin shadow. after releasing 2015 s sparkling entirely new blue and continued touring extensively. as he now prepares to release his third full-length album in 2018. imaginary music includes the previously released singles “up again” and “la in august.” both of which bolster one of the strongest batches of material chad valley has yet delivered. the vinyl release includes a download code.
classic pop songwriter nick heywards critically acclaimed ninth album. woodland echoes. harvested an abundance of rave reviews from critics and fans alike. an album of exceptional warmth and intimacy full of paeans to nature. it debuted at no. 4 on the official independent album chart. described by mojo as a top 10 single and the best track on the album. the stars is the third single from woodland echoes and is heywards first exclusive for record store day. its echo of itchy pop-funk recalls his early days as frontman of new wave group haircut 100. a foundational part of the 80s pop explosion. exclusive b-side everyone & everything. brings a swirling psychedelic 90s vibe to the nature pop fest and carries on the stars theme of our universal interconnectedness with everything. limited rsd 2018 release on transparent 10 inch vinyl with download code included.
a wonderful companion piece to the totemic fed. we proudly announce the first ever vinyl edition of korp sole roller by plush. liam hayes magical fourth full-length lp was previously only available on a rare japanese import cd. produced and arranged in 2010 by pat sansone (wilco / the autumn defense). it finally arrives in a limited edition of 500 copies.
good morning to the night is a remix album by elton john and australian dance duo pnau. originally released in july 2012. the albums tracks are created from samples of various early elton songs combined together to form new tracks. songs sampled include philadelphia freedom. goodbye yellow brick road sorry seems to be the hardest word. someone saved my life tonight. bennie and the jets and are you ready for love? the album debuted at no. 1 on the uk albums chart and was described by the uks guardian newspaper as a blueprint for what remix albums should aspire to. pressing on translucent vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
45th anniversary vinyl reissue of sandy’s third solo lp (1973) hasn’t been pressed since 1986. considered by many to be her best solo release. it features musicians from her fairport days. including richard thompson on guitar. contains the track solo. one of very finest compositions and probably her best known after who knows where the time goes? fans would welcome the return of this album to the racks. mastered from the original tapes. pressed on clear 180 gram vinyl.
ori alboher. a.k.a. ori. a berlin based singer/songwriter and producer from jerusalem releases his second solo album “1986”. after his move to berlin. influenced by the city’s abundance of scenes and anonymity. he returned to his very core. “1986” creates a genre somewhere between electronica. r&b. pop and ambient. blending organic soundscapes with electronic influences. exposing his fragile and disarming voice with modified human vocals. loops and beats. ori builds up melodic. rhythmic and repetitive structures that pull you into his music. creating moods that oscillate between intimacy and distant depths. like swimming in a pleasant ocean yet struggling to keep your breath… the vinyl release includes a download code.
“i’ve been writing music and playing shows since i was 12 but had never actually released anything prior to bruises. despite the fact that all 4 songs on the ep were all written in the space of 6 months. in a way the story of the ep has been 9 years in the making. the title bloom for me captures perfectly the 6 month chapter in my life between having the idea for bruises whilst writing in the shed at the end of my parents garden back in scotland to seemingly barely a moment later waking up finding myself half way across the world in the chaos of los angeles working on fade with a producer i’ve looked up to for as long as i can remember. the making of beginnings. the start of new chapters and also the emergence from everything that has gone before.” this is bloom - lewis first ever physical release of the critically acclaimed bloom ep. clear vinyl & rose-scented inner sleeve. lewis has decided to release a physical version due to popular fan demand and to support independent record shops.
turkish ladies. female singers from turkey 1974 – 1988 is a first ever compilation of female music from turkey from 70s and 80s. sony music turkey and ladies on records deliver a compilation emerged from deep and profound listening to the message of turkish female singers. created from music archives of old turkish labels (elenor. türküola. sah plak) under licensing umbrella of sony music turkey. the compilation captures the broad diversity of music performed by turkish women.
aufgenommen von tim wheeler (ash) in dessen atomic heart studios in nyc und erneut produziert von max hart (ex-katy perry). kehrt das duo mit einem so herrlich ausladenden wie konzisen pop-monster zurück. megaplex besteht aus 10 melodiösen. zartschmelzenden nuggets. die einen schlicht blenden in ihrem hellen glanz. our brilliant work in pop song writing is unsurpassed. fasst keith noch einmal zusammen. ja. leute! we are scientists sind so was von zurück!
brazilian girls return in 2018 with let’s make love. their first album since 2008. formed in 2003. the group—sabina sciubba (lead vocals. electronics). jesse murphy (bass. vocals). didi gutman (keyboards. vocals). aaron johnston (drums. percussion. vocals)—was born after the four members crossed paths at east village club nublu. “somehow we all ended up at nublu on a sunday and it all came together.” says johnston. the band began playing nublu weekly. embracing a free-form ethos that helped shape their kaleidoscopic sound. “a lot of the spirit of the band comes from being so open to improvise like that.” says murphy. fast earning attention for their euphoric live show—and winning fans like zach galifianakis. who later cast sciubba as a regular on baskets—brazilian girls released their self-titled debut in 2005 and sophomore album talk to la bomb in 2006.
optimo music is thrilled to release the new album from jacob yates. not only is he one of our all-time favourite artists from glasgow. but he is one of our favourite artists from anywhere. criminally unknown except to a few who have been long transfixed by his recordings and performances. we hope this release will open a few more ears to his wondrous musical world.
originally released in 2007. now remastered and for the first time ever available on vinyl. featuring guest appearances by trixie whitley. alex callier (hooverphonic). johannes verschaeve (the van jets). krewcial and more.
limited lp on marbled red vinyl + dl card + riso printed. numbered (10 prints. 30 copies each) and signed artwork by sam scarpulla. eagerly anticipated debut album from the celebrated sound-architect jasper maekelberg. intelligent and adventurous psychedelic pop: a multicoloured fusion of sparkling percussion. crafting beats and tempting vocals.