Sunset Graves The Inevitable End Sunset Graves on ‘The Inevitable End’: “I had this thought: would it be possible to create an album using a really small palette of sound? I don’t choose when to write a record, it chooses me. And when I felt this one coming on, I knew that it needed to be nothing like any of my previous work. Things had changed, and my music needed to reflect that. So I started to layout my tools: synths, drums, samples and field recordings. The only rule was that I would use these, and only these, but I could process and add effects to them in any way I chose. I wanted to find detail by smashing drum elements into grains and coercing them back into shapes and patterns. I wanted to create texture by applying filters and stacks of EQ and reverb to synths. I wanted to give the album depth and life by recording sounds of the environment around me. The first drums you hear on ‘Lovr’ are an iPhone recording of me tapping the steel girder of a railway bridge. The road that never sleeps outside my home is the bed on which ‘Solace’ lies. By processing, stretching, crushing and pushing, finding elements and artifacts and using them as new starting points, an eco system of sound began to form, and the album exists within that. However, I also wanted the album to have a heart and resonate emotionally. And I wanted it to sound huge.” Spun Out Of Control
David Firth Umbilical World Umbilical World is David Firth’s feature length retrospective assemblage: 13 years worth of animated madness, stitched together to form a single stream of nightmare consciousness. With a wealth of unseen material as well as familiar classics and remastered, rejigged, reanimated nuggets. This really is the ultimate Firth feature from Salad Fingers to Spoilsbury Toast Boy, from Sock to Health Reminder. Produced, Directed, Written, Animated and Voiced by David Firth, the DVD includes a “Making of” documentary and complete audio commentary. Brainfeeder
Everything Is Recorded Show Love / Carry Me Available over the counter only. 1. Show Love" (feat Syd & Sampha) 2. Carry Me" (feat Obongjayar) The third release from Everything Is Recorded, the collaborative artist project from Richard Russell of XL Recordings. Recorded at his studio in West London, artists visit to write, record sessions, experiment and share ideas. XL
High Contrast The Beat Don't Feel The Same (Feat. Boy Matthews) Formats to come soon. The new single from High Contrast, taken from his sixth studio album Night Gallery, heralded as one of UK's finest electronic artists that has provided acclaimed remixes for Adele, White Strypes, Kanye West and London Grammar. Amongst the radio anthems, ‘Night Gallery’s’ tracklist shows each musical side of High Contrast - from the Northern Soul-influenced jungle of ‘Love On A 45’, electronic indie like ‘Come Together’ (feat. Callum Beattie), rave-ready rock dance hybrids in the shape of ‘I’ll Get High’ and ‘Tobacco Road’ and future drum & bass anthems such as ‘Don’t You Go Out Of My Mind’, through to the kind of epic soundscapes favoured by M83 and Moby with ‘Save Somebody’, ‘Ambient Recovery’, and the stunning ‘The Warning’.
Peter Broderick Piano Works Vol. 1 Comes with a download code. The first publication of piano pieces by Erased Tapes composer and musician Peter Broderick features 20 works and an exclusive album of recordings plus unique notes from the composer. In this, his first volume of sheet music, Peter Broderick collects 20 works for solo piano alongside exclusive new recordings. Taken from his piano-led records such as Docile, Float, How They Are, Partners and Grunewald, some are original solo works while others have been stripped back and arranged for solo piano for the first time. The collection also includes the composer’s performance and repertoire notes. “Ever since I started releasing records of piano music back in 2007, it seems that every few months I get an email from a stranger, asking me if I have sheet music for my piano songs. Sometimes people even write to me assuming that the sheet music already exists, asking in regards to a particular song, “Where can I find the sheet music?” My response to all these requests has been always been the same . . . “Unfortunately the music is only written in my head and in my fingers, but I do hope that maybe one day I’ll be able to write some of it out and publish a book of sheet music.” And finally, ten years later, that day is here! I am very proud to announce that Piano Works Vol. 1, my first book of piano sheet music, will be available in mid-June. Thanks to my dear friends at Erased Tapes and Music Sales for helping this come to fruition.” – Peter Broderick Erased Tapes CD
Babe, Terror Ancient M'ocean The new album from Babe, Terror. The record focuses around a deep, ambient and low-fi textured sound, the CD is bundled with a comic book designed by Bela J and Michael Crook. Phantasy Sound CD
Aupheus Megalith The new full length album from UK-based electronic/hip-hop beatsmith AUPHEUS, combining sweeping sci-fi soundtrack sounds with raw hip-hop and featuring some special Strange Famous friends, who come along for the ride! Megalith is a compelling collision of disparate influences and technologies melded to form an unconventional sonic tapestry: “The album was heavily inspired by my favourite science fiction films of the 1980s and early 1990s and their soundtracks, along with the hip hop that I grew up listening to, and the writing of Philip K. Dick,” says Aupheus. It’s an ambitious mix of ambient sounds and doom-bap grit. “I used a range of digital and analog gear to achieve the sound I wanted, including vintage samplers, running things onto tape, using the turntables and various musical instruments in conventional and unconventional ways.” Megalith exists in the exciting overlap between the worlds of beat-making, composing, and sound design; a fusion of Electronic Sci-Fi and golden-era Hip Hop. Strange Famous CD
Andrew Weatherall Blue Bullet EP Almost exactly a year after his first EP on Byrd Out (the Kiyadub EP), the legendary Andrew Weatherall returns with new material for a second release. Andrew invited a mate round to his studio to try out a Les Paul his friend was looking to buy. As it turns out, his mate was Ride's (and Oasis') guitarist Andy Bell. Anyway, Andrew suggested he test the guitar out over a track he was working on, and ‘Making Friends With The Invader’ is the resulting track, which Andrew paired with the EP’s title track ‘Blue Bullet’. Both tracks plough the trippy, cosmic dub furrow, and come in at a weighty 8 and 9 minutes plus. 1000 vinyl only. Grab them while you can! Mastered by Noel Summerville. Artwork by G.S-L Studio Byrd Out 12"
Stefan Bachmeier Anomaly On Meadow Lane [CSD17] This is a Cassette Store Day 17 release, only available in the shop from the 14th October 2017. If any stock remains after week one then it will be available online from the 21st October. Click the Notify me button so we can keep you up to date. Anomaly On Meadow Lane is the first ever release (on any format) of an electronic concept album by mysterious German author & composer Stefan Bachmeier. This scintillatingly synth-laden cassette, produced from the original dusty master tapes, has been curated and re-mastered by Stephen Buckley (Polypores). Spun Out Of Control