sfetsas formed gfo in 1976, in order to accomplish an ambition dating back to his 1960 s avant-garde period in paris: to create a piece of work that would expand the boundaries of greek traditional music. the result is a progressive-jazz fusion masterpiece comprising complex and intriguing compositions, and performed by athens best musicians of the day.
undisputed rulers of the new pop empire, kadebostany announce the release of their genre-defining new album monumental, coming march 2018. the quest to design this ultimate pop album has taken kadebostany through hills and plains the world over in search of unconventional contributors and outlandish ideas. all manner of peculiar artists were assembled to weave the intricate tapestry that is monumental, the banner for a pop empire which everyone can stand under. monumental features both newcomer and confirmed singers: delhia de france, rhita nattah, anna kova, sissi rada, kate wallace, and kadebostanys front live singer kristina.
​,,,re-issue of hard-to-find 1971 jazz album, originally recorded and released in finland. fascinating fusion of modern jazz and elements of caribbean music, african roots and pan. quintet featuring rudy smith from trinidad & tobago, plus musicians from barbados, surinam, and ghana. tip! lars samuelson, a jazz trumpet player and producer in sweden who heard this quite unique quintet, was captivated by their concept and sound, and asked them to record an album. otinku, the resulting album, was recorded in stockholm in 1971, produced by samuelson, and originally released on the odeon label, a subsidiary of emi finland. with an afro-jazz/caribbean orientation, the selections are a rich mixture of jazz standards and original compositions, including recently re-discovered killer funk tunes otinku and sugar daddy, and a fine steel jazz version of bags groove. the album was their only release and is now a sought after item for steel pan/caribbean music fans and vinyl diggers.
maeve kicks off their first label compilation heavy rotations vol 1 , covering all facets of the labels sound with tracks from mano le tough, isolée, oliver deutschmann, ed davenport, aera and more. comes as 3 lp in a specially designed cover consisting of 3 differently printed innersleves in a cut out outersleeve.
scissor and thread is proud to present leland the debut album by francis harris. this long anticipated lp is a requiem to the artists father, released to coincide with the second anniversary of his passing. the album, harris most expansive work to date, features danish vocalist gry on three tracks including lostfound, the first single and video which was remixed by mathew herbert and debuted on pitchfork. also featured throughout are emil abramyan, whose poignant performance on cello evokes comparison to arthur russell, and greg paulus (no regular play/matthew dear band), whose improvisational free jazz inspired trumpet accents converse thoughtfully with harris own tonal melodies performed on piano and guitar. determined to produce electronic music with warmth and true dynamic range, harris recorded and mixed leland at jsm studios on an analog ssl and then enlisted legendary engineer joe lambert to master the project. leland has been featured on pitchfork, magnet, ghetto blaster, aol spinner, urb, mixmag, yourstru.ly, and the village voice, amongst many others. leland will be available in a limited edition triple lp set with free mp3 download!
MINUTES OF SLEEP (2018 REISSUE)(2LP, GATEFOLD+MP3)
2x12" Vinyl +mp3 UK15.06.18
2018 reissue of the classic, now in hq gatefold sleeve! original cover art, carefully remastered 2lp from original tapes + bonus download! following in the wake of *leland* (2012), the critically acclaimed full length debut by label founder francis harris, scissor and thread is proud to announce the release of his anticipated sophomore lp, *minutes of sleep*. the album is a further foray into harris signature blend of house, modern classical, shoe-gaze and noise which is the artists most ambitious and accomplished work to date.
this latest instalment in soul jazz records’ successful deutsche elektronische musik series delves deeper into the german nation’s vaults to bring a fascinating new collection that again brings together a selection of classic german electronic and rock groups, including neu!, cluster, popol vuh, la düsseldorf, agitation free, alongside a host of rare tracks by lesser known artists which includes michael bundt, bröselmaschine, dronsz, achim reichel and others. the triple vinyl release includes a download code.
after a number of dance-floor’esque releases and live performances as a modern day acidhouse crooner, your planet is next stops the sequencer and takes a trip off the grid on the new label gröna stugans väg. 60 minutes of glittering lo-fi compositions, to accompany you perhaps while in the bathtub, meditating, painting, or swimming. the artwork folds out to a mini poster made by ypin himself. c60 cassette, limited to 140 copies.
wieder lieferbar! “mister yellowman” aus dem jahre 1982 hat den superb zeitlosen sound, den die wahren klassiker ausmachen. mit den musikern der hi-times band und den roots radics im channel one studio mit produzent henry junjo lawes aufgenommen, am mischpult saß soldgie hamilton. das album zeigt den superstar des dancehall-reggae der 80er jahre zum höhepunkt seiner karriere! (soundsystem info: benutzte riddims u.a.. vanity, pressure and slide, i can t hide, dirty harry, gunman, bobby babylon aus dem hause studio one und volcano)
prepare your ears for sexy party vol. 1, a new four track ep forthcoming on nice recordings. curating the finest edits of funk, disco and afro, the boys at nice recordings are dedicated to bringing you the freshest cuts from all over the world. sexy party vol. 1 features stellar edits from the likes of will hofbauer, france’s kabaka and nice recordings’ very own soulcheeba and ddhg.
unknown johnny cash writings brought to life as new songs by chris cornell, ruston kelly & kacey musgraves, rosanne cash, alison krauss & union station, brad paisley and more. comes as double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with download code included.
a notoriously jaw-dropping folk-funk classic, long treasured by the balearic fraternity, the self-titled lp from the brothers batteau nevertheless remains a criminally underheard gem. appealing to fans stuck on ned dohenys scorching blue-eyed soul as well as gene clark s rich country-rock, it s an honour to present the first officially licensed vinyl reissue of this undoubted masterpiece of proto-yacht-rock.
vision songs vol. 1 (1984) is the laraaji album like no other, located at the intersection of new age and gospel. it is both his outlier and magnum opus, the feel-good diy tape of the century. discovered busking in washington square park by brian eno in the late 70s, engagement with the eternal flow has led laraaji to, seemingly by magic, emerge as the most beloved avatar of the unstoppable new age music revival of recent years. now vision songs rewrites laraaji’s musical history. unlike the many instrumental, free form albums upon which his reputation was built, this is an album of songs, with lyrics, verses, choruses. vision songs is literally a revelation -- of a master songwriter whose unbelievably catchy best compositions such as “we shall be lifted”, “all of a sudden”, and “is this clear?” belong in any great american songbook. casio synth jams recorded at spiritual retreat guest rooms and a tiny bedroom on the upper west side, lysergicallyspectacular anthems for a continually arriving new moment, “channeled,” as laraaji states in the album’s eloquent liner notes, “from the sky,” previously available in an edition of 100 cassettes sold at yoga retreats and on the streets of new york city, vision songs is humbly offered on vinyl, cd, and streaming for the very first time. this is where this is going on, this is where this is taking place, this is how this is going on. is this very clear?
SPACE FIRE TRUTH PT II (WHERE YOUR SHADOW ALWAYS HAS COMPANY)
12" Vinyl UK02.03.18
uzuri is proud to bring back our very own giorgio luceri after realising his first space fire truth ep with us last fall.this one really pushes the envelope, and dare we say, this may well be his best work to date.
formed of laura lee on bass, mark speer on guitar, and donald “dj” johnson on drums, khruangbin’s sounds are rooted in the deepest waters of world music infused with classic soul, dub and psychedelia. their 2015 debut album ‘the universe smiles upon you’ was heavily influenced by 60’s and 70’s thai cassettes the band listened to on their long car journeys to rehearsal in the texan countryside. ‘con todo el mundo’ takes inspiration not just from south east asia but similarly underdiscovered funk and soul of the mediterranean and the middle east, particularly iran.
the 180 gram vinyl includesd a download code.
byron bay record label, wildlife recordings is humbled to present the debut album from brisbane based artist marly lüske. five fires is a diverse and engrossing body of work that brings to mind elements of beck, black moth super rainbow, boards of canada, and early rephlex releases.
living legend phew follows up her brilliant light sleep album with another masterwork voice hardcore comprised entirely of her iconic, instantly recognizable voice, twisted, folded and layered over six mesmerizing tracks
growing up in the bustling port city of busan and running his own record shop there from the late 70s, kim byoung duk had a front-row seat to the finest in foreign record imports and a taste for the psychedelic that naturally evolved into spiritual, ambient and avant-garde sounds. his growing interest in tao philosophy and the meditative music that accompanied it provided a fertile environment for his audio imagination. unhampered by limited access to musical gear, he made use of a wide assortment of self- sourced pots of various sizes and curvature, cymbals, wooden sculpted flutes and percussion tools—each chosen for its unique harmonic vibration—to create an entirely new and unique body of work. experiment no. x retraces the oeuvre of kim byoung duk, assembling tracks from experiment no. 2, pot concerto and new trilogy, illustrating a meditative journey from the freeness of the tao sound, in the borders of ambient music and the avant-garde, to later groove-oriented jams which introduce rhythmic elements to the palate. this fully licensed release is the first collection of kim byoung duk ,s music, remastered from the original tapes and including for the first time on vinyl songs from the very scarce cd new morning. includes four-page booklet with photographs and an interview from kim ,s personal archives
this project is a cutout t of the prescription underground sound. the 3 cuts written and produced by chez damier and ron trent. morning factory , reworked edit k by: bs as deep, with ( love is the message) and (i come here to be happy) by: kai alice (dj friendly idiots). the new cut on this recording is a demo version from the h2h (chez damier and ben vedren) , berlin nights in paris a track inspired from the prescription record days .this project has a rare quality and would be a great accent to any record collection.
design default makes a contemplative debut lp blending ambient soundscapes with electronica & jazz hints. entitled dawn chorus, the record sounds like a reflexion on awakening to new feelings and ideas as well as reminiscing and looking at those that came in the past. the lp opens in a playful and harmonious way with bells play, bringing forward the idea of awakening. the rest of the record designs a world in which slow unfurling soundscapes with heavy bass like the forest or two mirrors consistently stand alongside glitchy atmospheres like the distorted ecce or the celestial escale. tracks like peaks and notes or wood caving put the accent on harmonic and textural content. overall, the record is rooted in a cosmic almost new age ambient tradition, but focuses more on the idea of renewal than vagrancy and languishing. if ecstasy and euphory do not describe the feeling here, darkness doesnt either. the result is a balanced, mature and diverse lp, bringing many beautiful sonic atmospheres to life, and telling a journey of wonder of openness.
• sixth and final part in a series of first-time vinyl editions of early rse material
• originally released on tape in 2012 in a run of 16 copies
• remastered by paul corley, cut at d&m, berlin
• 500 copies
• riyl coil, demdike stare, prurient, brian eno / jon hassell’s fourth world...
um sechs neue tracks erweiterte deluxe-edition des aktuellen albums der britischen hip hop-künstlerin little simz und parallele erstveröffentlichung sämtlicher 22 tracks auf vinyl (samt eines zusätzlichen mp3-bonustracks). konnte little simz auf ihrem debüt -a curious tale of trials + persons- (2015) ihre mc-qualitäten eindrucksvoll dokumentieren, was zu zahlreichen auszeichnungen und gemeinsamen auftritten mit lauryn hill führte, übertrifft sie sich auf -stillness in wonderland selbst und überzeugt mit ihrem musikalischen talent auch als produzentin und instrumentalistin. neben zahlreichen features enthält das album auch den keytrack our conversations mit dem kanadischen jazz-hip hop-trio badbadnotgood.
issued in 1975, this is the articulation of zambia’s zamrock ethos. while other albums - rikki ililonga’s zambia, witch’s lazy bones!! - are competitors, it’s hard to best this album as it covers each major quadrant of the zamrock whole: it came from the mines, its musicians were anti-colonial freedom fighters, it envelops zambian folk music traditions, and it rocks - hard.
this 2x12 inch reissue contains reverb mixes of all tracks on vinyl 2.
for the a side, the young italian producer provides two heaters with acid lines tax-experts previously thought not possible. on the flip, strictly business with versatile tools designed for a bullish friday night after a long day of aggressive downsizing. buy low, sell high.
>dusty ... definitely< from 1968 is considered one of her best albums. more a pop production than its predecessors, on it she explored more and different genres than she had done before, the cover >take a little piece of my heart< and motown-styled >aint no sun since you ve been gone< were produced by a young john paul jones (who had just gained fame with led zeppelin), and the album also features >who<, written by charles aznavour, and the indelible >think its gonna rain today<, written by randy newman.
music on vinyl is proud to add yet another legendary artist to its roster. and dusty is legendary... definitely!
pressing on 180 grams audiophile vinyl, innersleeve features picture of original mastertape.
limited edition of 1000 copies, pressed on translucent double vinyl with download code included plus jute bag.
initially founded by german-born robert raths in 2007, the london-based label has grown and extended across the world with satellite offices in los angeles and berlin. spanning over ten years, erased tapes has nurtured avant-garde artists from all around the world whilst remaining genre-defying and truly independent.
commencing these celebrations with a new compilation entitled erased tapes collection viii, they also welcome the iconic penguin cafe to the roster amongst tracks from new signing daniel brandt (of brandt brauer frick) and peter broderick’s duo project allred & broderick. it also includes recent compositions by rival consoles, a winged victory for the sullen, ben lukas boysen, douglas dare and immix ensemble & vessel, as well as a previously unreleased ryan davis remix of erased tapes stalwarts Ólafur arnalds & nils frahm which was recently favoured by aphex twin and an exclusive edit of woodkid & nils frahm’s score for jr’s ellis, with spoken words by robert de niro.
music from memory return with their penultimate ep of 2017, this time with four tracks drawn from virgil vincent work jnrs little-known cassette only debut from 1987, fast forward. following on from a previous compilation of works taken from one of virgils collaborative projects as the duo workdub, this album under simply vincent, reflects a more stripped back and raw musical approach from the st. louis musician.
big sean is due to release the lp for his recent release, ‘idecided.’ via kanye west’s g.o.o.d. music and def jam recordings / virgin emi. in recent months big sean has been announced as puma’s global ambassador and creative collaborator. prior to this, big sean lit up 2015 with ‘dark sky paradise’ which featured the likes of drake, ariana grande, kanye west, chris brown, john legend and more. ‘dark sky paradise’ spun off the smash hit single, ‘i don’t f**k with you’ featuring e-40. sean was also a major collaborator on kanye’s ground-breaking ‘cruel summer’ album in 2012, and shared multi-platinum success with kanye on the grammy®-nominated ‘mercy’ (also featur¬ing pusha t and 2 chainz), and ‘clique’ (with jay z). released on 2lp translucent blue vinyl, gatefold sleeve, sticker.
as part of our 10th anniversary this year, huntleys + palmers are very excited to present a special release with a combination of our musical influences old and new smagghe & cross feat. matthew herbert + remixes ivan smagghe has been a long time influence on the h+p world and we re huge fans of his new smagghe & cross project with the film composer and programmer, rupert cross. not only that, but one of the tracks features another hero, matthew herbert - making a rare appearance on vocals (and sounding pretty robert wyatt-esque in the process). additionally, we re really chuffed to have commissioned a honey soundsystem generator remix by jackie house, super-swedes, samo dj & pedrodollar turn in a trippy groover, and have enlisted the services of the dj who played the first ever h+p party back in 2007, pilooski - completing another circle during the 10th anniversary year.
the real thing (1989) turned out to be faith no mores most aptly named record as it presents the bands most revered line-up. mike patton on vocals proved a massive improvement on their previous singer. added at the last moment to complement a set of strong, funky songs, he joined roddy bottum on keys, jim martin on guitars, bassist bill gould and mike bordin on drums. the hit single epic proved to be just that, and is one of the most recognizable faith no more songs in their repertoire
this is a journey into sound. a series of journeys across the globe, in-fact. this time with don leisure from darkhouse family. let us tell you a story. firstly, we first need to answer a question. who is shaboo? it began in africa. nasser barwani was the son of shabudin. at the age of 15, nasser (don s uncle) left kenya and hitch-hiked his way to london. nasser entered the movie business, occasionally finding himself in front of the camera, acting in bollywood films. it was then that nasser changed his surname to adopt a screen name - shaboo.
5 instrumental hip hop tracks, linked together in a truly unique style and fashion, this is much more than a beat tape. this is a journey into sound. for real.
29 songs from the movie “baby driver” on 180g double vinyl in gatefold sleeves. comes with digital download code, which includes the bonus song “chase me” by danger mouse featuring run the jewels & big boi.
for the 9th release, 89:ghost are proud to present an ep from berlin-based japanese producer & dj, tomoki tamura, founder of the legendary holic nights and of course the holic trax label. included on the quiet air gun ep are 4 dense, weighty trax of tt s moody and slightly weird but definitely dance music, something that drew your friend and humble label boss to approach the man, as we like moody and slightly weird around here. make no mistake though, these are tunes for the feet as well as the heart & mind. pressed onto wholesome 180gm black vinyl, shout out to todd for the dope art, unai and of course tt. peas - nail x