Solo Piano Various Artists / Penguin Cafe / Olafur Arnalds / Peter Broderick / Nils Frahm / A Winged Victory For The Sullen ERASED TAPES
Betty Davis Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different An aspiring songwriter from a small steel town, Betty arrived on the 70’s scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion and outrageous funk music. She befriended Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, wrote songs for the Chambers Brothers and the Commodores, and married Miles - startlingly turning him from jazz to funk on the album she named “Bitches Brew”. She then, despite being banned and boycotted, went on to become the first black woman to perform, write and manage herself. Betty was a feminist pioneer, inspiring and intimidating in a manner like no woman before. Then suddenly - she vanished. Creatively blending documentary and animation this movie traces the path of Betty’s life, how she grew from humble upbringings to become a fully self-realized black female pioneer the world failed to understand or appreciate. After years of trying, the elusive Betty, forever the free-spirited Black Power Goddess, finally allowed the filmmakers to creatively tell her story based on their conversations. BONUS Director Interview: Phil Cox on the making of this documentary plus Interview Extract with Betty Davis WIENERWORLD
Boylan 2 Hrs Sleep Fire in the hole! Boylan's had less than two hours sleep. He's a man on the edge. Tensions are frayed. Patience is zero... The same number as the amount of effs he has to give about genre formalities. This is the result; a bubbling, toxic stew of no-rules bass that brings everything into the pot. Dubstep, breaks, grime, techno, jungle. Plus killer MCs like Riko Dan, Flowdan and Devlin. A remarkable free-for-all that brings the best of UK bass music together in a refreshing way, vibes range from the chainsaw bass and breaks swagger of "License" to the gothic theatrics of "Biblical Proportions" by way of the epic spoken word grime drama of "Start Up" with Flowdan. One of the best bass music albums of the year, Boylan should sleep well tonight. Nomine Sound
David Rodigan My Life in Reggae The memoir of David Rodigan, the man who has taught the world (including Kingston on several occasions!) about reggae. Rodigan is an award-winning broadcaster and a very eloquent speaker - the 360 page book will also feature never-seen-before photographs from his personal archive and mementoes from his music and acting careers. This is the unlikely story of David Rodigan: an army sergeant's son from the English countryside who has become the man who has taught the world about Reggae. As the sound of Jamaica has morphed over five decades through a succession of different genres - from Ska and Rock Steady, to Dub, Roots and Dancehall - Rodigan has remained its constant champion, winning the respect of generation after generation of Reggae followers across the globe. Little Brown Book Group
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
Nina Kraviz Fabric 91 "This mix is of course where I am as a DJ and record collector, but it’s also where I am as a listener and it’s what makes me groove at the moment. People call this a brain dance … This mix is a trippy acidic dream with a lot of different emotions along on the way. And as it was recorded at different times and places, under different circumstances, it’s naturally absorbed all these very different emotions..." - Nina Kraviz Fabric
Books Synthesizer Coloring Book Synthesize & Colourize! Bogged down in the studio? Want to get away from sounds for a few minutes? This will be the perfect companion to have a break with and get your creativity flowing down different avenues. A collection of over 30 images inspired by vintage analog synthesizers, sequencers and other tools that shaped modern music. Unique gift for vintage synthesizer collectors, electronic music producers and other analog gear enthusiasts. The Content Label
DJ Shadow / Cut Chemist Product Placement On Tour This DVD features segments of DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's 45 minute mix set that they performed in 6 different cities! It includes behind the scene footage and a CD of the audio This DVD follows DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist on a limited tour of their "Product Placement" mix sessions. These sessions are only two DJs, four turntables, and all 7" 45 rpm records. The dual virtuosos of the turntables wow crowds from Tokyo, London, and San Francisco.
DJ Shadow / Cut Chemist Hard Sell: At The Hollywood Bowl The DVD of DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's Hard Sell live at The Hollywood Bowl in 2008. It includes the full performance, behind the scenes footage, interviews and a booklet Sparkling digital sound and massive angle coverage, meticulously edited and presented. Learn the whole behind-the-scenes story of how the show came to be, from the first phone call to late-night rehearsals...no stone is left unturned in this, the CROWN JEWEL of the Brainfreeze trilogy. With top-notch production values and packaging designed by Paul Insect, "Hard Sell at the Hollywood Bowl" is the DVD experience you've been waiting for!
Lee Scratch Perry Lee Scratch Perry's Vision Of Paradise Documentary about the legend that is Lee Scratch Perry filmed over 15 years plus a ton of extra content and comes packaged as a 24-page hardback book For the past 15 years director Volker Schaner has followed Perry on a spiritual and geographical journey taking in Jamaica, Ethiopia, Switzerland and London. Over this period Volker has earned Perry’s trust, resulting in a never-before-granted level of access and insight into Perrys’ fantastical, spiritual world. This classic-in-the-making tells a story of epic, magical proportions that’s not a biography, more fairytale documentary and art piece for itself, which is in turns funny, poetic and frequently mind blowing. In addition to the filmed footage of the man himself, plus an all-star cast of dub and reggae-related musicians, Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise is illustrated by unique animated scenes. Using traditional painting techniques, the artist Maria Sargarodschi created imaginary characters of surprising contemporary style influenced by Ethiopian Christian Orthodox Church Art, Lee Perry’s imaginary cosmos and the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine. The movie also serves as a unique documentation of Lee’s now infamous and already legendary 'secret laboratory' in Switzerland, which despite its recent destruction by fire, is immortalised in celluloid. The DVD extras also include a photo gallery of Lee’s creative space in all its chaotic and artistic pre-fire glory. Other DVD extras include a 24 page book, a 30 minute ‘making of’ documentary, director's comments and over 2 hours of additional unseen scenes. Cadiz