Solo Piano Various Artists / Penguin Cafe / Olafur Arnalds / Peter Broderick / Nils Frahm / A Winged Victory For The Sullen ERASED TAPES
Paul Weller In Another Room Not sure if we'll see any of this one, for now click the Notify me button, just in case! Ghost Box is very proud to present a new EP by Paul Weller. The eclecticism of his career goes without saying and in Ghost Box Weller finds the perfect home to explore his interest in experimental tape music and early electronics. The four tracks here though are more than just experiments. Tape manipulation, field recordings and instrumental passages are artfully arranged to create a gently uncanny and psychedelic atmosphere. During the final piece Rejoice the abstraction starts to resolve into a more conventional and joyful group sound. No sooner has the melody taken shape when it suddenly collapses, deepening the magic and mystery of the whole work. In part this is musique concre?te in the tradition of Pierre Schaeffer. The “sonic art” of Trevor Wishart being perhaps a closer parallel. Unlike the mid-century pioneers of avant garde music, Weller introduces subtle melodic elements and ghostly fragments of song. Pianos drift in from next-door rooms with an atmosphere not unlike the work of Virginia Astley. The resulting impression is melancholy and reflective with a dreamlike sense of loss. Ghost Box
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
Slaughter Beach, Dog Safe and Also No Fear More details and formats to follow. The new full length album from Slughter Beach, Dog, otherwise known as Jake Ewald from Modern Baseball. 1. One Down 2. Good Ones 3. Dogs 4. Black Oak 5. Petersburg 6. Tangerine 7. Heart Attack 8. One Day 9. Map of the Stars 10. Anything
David Bowie Diamond Dogs (45th Anniversary) This release is only available to bricks and mortar retailers and over the counter only. 180g red coloured vinyl. To celebrate the 45th anniversary of this iconic album we will be releasing a special limited edition red vinyl version of Diamond Dogs on 24th May 2019, exactly 45 years since its original release. Preceding the album by more than 3 months, Rebel Rebel peaked at number 5 on the official U.K. singles chart. The original single mix was substituted by the shorter, ‘phased’ New York Remix single version in North America, featuring a new arrangement and overdubbed vocals. The album originally peaked at number 1 in the official albums chart in the U.K. and number 5 in the Billboard album chart in the U.S. Side One Future Legend Diamond Dogs Sweet Thing Candidate Sweet Thing (Reprise) Rebel Rebel Side Two Rock 'n' Roll with Me We Are the Dead 1984 Big Brother Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family
Suede The Insatiable Ones A triple-disc package of the 2018 documentary of the legendary Suede. Brett Anderson has made a point of saying that this documentary – directed by Mike Christie – isn’t “a powder-puff promotional tool” rather it “grasps at the very essence of what the band is, charting the scruffy inglorious years of struggle, the vertiginous heights of success and the dank depths of self-destruction and hopefully emerges at the end of it all with some truths revealed and some myths destroyed”. BMG
Mat Kerekes Ruby Hold tight for our pre-order, for now just click the Notify me button. The second full length solo album from the excellent Mat Kerekes, you might know him as the front-man of Banquet favs, Citizen. Ruby follows on from Mat's 2016 solo album Luna And The Wild Blue Everything. The album sees him experimenting and pushing his songwriting skills and his softer, more uplifting side. Produced by the incredible Will Yip. “Ruby was the last song I wrote for the record,” shared Kerekes. “Everything about it came so easy and felt so good; it all fell into place very naturally. The song makes me feel something, and that was pretty much my only intention.” Black Cement Records Out of Stock
Amy Shark Love Monster Award winning Australian indie pop singer-songwriter Amy Shark's debut album Love Monster. "There's a lot of love and demises and tales. It's like my diary has opened up to another 13 more songs," says Shark. 1. I Got You 2. Adore 3. All Loved Up 4. I Said Hi 5. The Idiot 6. Never Coming Back 7. Leave Us Alone 8. Psycho (featuring Mark Hoppus) 9. Don't Turn Around 10. Middle of the Night 11. Mess Her Up 12. The Slow Song 13. I'm a Liar 14. You Think I Think I Sound Like God
Vacationer Mindset The third full length solo album from Kenny Vasoli (The Starting Line) with Vacationer. Chilled out and electronic based tunes. 1. Entrance 2. Magnetism 3. Euphoria 4. Being Here 5. Strawberry Blonde 6. Late Bloomer 7. Turning 8. Hallucinations 9. Romance 10. Blue Dreaming 11. Green 12. Companionship Downtown Out of Stock
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
Czarface Dog Days Of Tomorrow [Black Friday 18] Limited Black Friday now available to online customers [7"+Comic Book] (limited to 2500, indie-retail exclusive) 7'' SINGLE PACKAGED IN A COMIC BOOK! Early in 2018 Czarface, the joint effort of Boston's 7L & Esoteric and Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck, set the Hip Hop world on their collective ears with the release of their collaboration with MF DOOM. Soon, they'll issue the follow up release, which will pair Czarface with yet another major Hip Hop icon with the all new ''Czarface Meets Ghostface.'' This 7'' + Comic Book serves as the first teaser for the upcoming project. Czarface's Esoteric elaborates: ''With this release, you'll witness a legendary team-up as Czarface and Ghostface join forces to thwart the forces of evil! Wu-Tang Clan general Ghostface Killah leaps off the pages with Hip Hop hero Czarface through an astonishing storyline, which of course comes with a 7'' full of exclusives to spin while enjoying the latest Czarface adventure.'' The 20 page full-color comic is illustrated by Marvel Comics' young gun Mike Del Mundo (Thor, Avengers, X-Men). The ''Dog Days of Tomorrow'' 7'' and comic is one to get your hands on. A1. Czarface Theme A2. Who's A Good Boy? B1. Czar In Action B2. End Title Silver Age 7"
The Hip Hop Cocktail Book Ben Gore / Various Artists The Hip Hop Cocktail Book is a recipe book for drinks inspired by rap music. It features cult cocktail recipes from some of the biggest names in rap. The book is illustrated by amazing illustrators from around the world. The perfect gift for a hip hop head who loves to get crunk. The book features cocktails inspired by the likes of: Biggie, 2Pac, Ghostface Killah, Tone Loc, Ludacris, Kanye West, Lil Jon, Lil Kim, Snoop Dogg, P Diddy, Tech N9ne, Capone-N-Noreaga, King Tee, Master P, E-40, Tajai (of Souls of Mischief), Prodigy (of Mobb Deep), Cypress Hill and the Beastie Boys. Blue Monday
The Grime Activity Book Ben Gore The Grime Activity Book is an activity book for those who love Grime. The book features Grime-themed crosswords, colouring in, puzzles, mazes and fill in the blanks. The book was created and illustrated by Ben Gore. Blue Monday Out of Stock
Hellogoodbye S'only Natural Hold tight for our pre-order, for now just click the Notify me button. The fourth full length album from the fun elecronic-popper Hellogoodbye, taking on a funky, groovey disco sound that follows on from 2013's Everything Is Debatable. 1. Honeymoon (Overture) 2. S'Only Natural 3. You've Got An Expensive Heart 4. Let It Burn 5. Close 6. Anytime Anyform 7. Put It Out 8. Hang Loose 9. I'll Keep On Following You 10. Stare into The Black 11. Honeymoon (Forever)
Stormzy The #Merky Story So Far We absolutely adore Stormzy, he's now revealed plans to release his first book within a series titled #Merky Books. He's undeniably an excellent showman and has been a true spokesmen for social activism and we can't wait to have a read of this. ‘When I was in school I fell in love with literature and looking back it’s safe to say that this was the start of a life-long journey with words, poetry and writing. I read books religiously and often wrote poems which were undeniably setting me up for a career as a songwriter and a rapper. We’ve created #Merky Books for many reasons, the first simply for it to be a reference point for talented young writers to say “I can be an author” and for that to be a feasible and realistic achievement and not something in the distance. We hope this imprint will instil belief and ambition in young writers, making publishing seem less prohibitive and making the dream of being a published author a reality. We want #Merky Books to be a source of confidence and I look forward to publishing writers from all different walks of life, especially those who may have never had the opportunity to get into the industry so early.’ Penguin Random House
Eric Clapton Life In 12 Bars (The Film) The album is also available on CD or 4 LP here. Life In 12 Bars is the unflinchingly honest story of Eric Clapton’s life and career. Clapton’s voice, recorded in extensive and revealing new interviews, guides us through the tale of the dizzying highs and desperate lows of his personal and professional life. The huge success and critical acclaim of his performances is contrasted with his descent into drug and alcohol addiction and personal tragedy. It is also a story of survival, how Eric turned his life around and his unwavering commitment to the Blues. With contributions from friends, relatives, colleagues and collaborators Life In 12 Bars is the definitive story of one of the most iconic and enduring figures in music. Filmed in high definition and simultaneously released on DVD and Blu-ray. Produced and Directed by Academy Award Winner Lili Fini Zanuck. Eagle Rock
Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story (The Film) David Bowie The soundtrack is available on CD or Double LP here. Universal Music are pleased to announce the release of “Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, The Soundtrack” on 8th June 2018. The Soundtrack accompanies the DVD and Blu-Ray release of “Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story” – available 6th July. The Soundtrack will be the first official career retrospective compilation for the guitar virtuoso. As well as key tracks from Mick Ronson’s solo records, the compilation includes material from his key collaborations with David Bowie, Elton John, Ian Hunter, Queen and Michael Chapman. The album also includes a previously unreleased cover version of ‘This Is For You’ by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and a piano tribute to Mick Ronson from David Bowie’s piano-man and band alumni Mike Garson (David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins). UMC
Trojan Records / Laurence Cane-Honeysett The Story of Trojan Records Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Trojan Records bring an official book, detailing a pictorial history of the label, put together by the label's archivist and general manager Laurence Cane-Honeysett. Founded in 1968, as part of a deal with Island Records, Trojan's mission was to bring Jamaican music to the world. Over the subsequent half a century it has done just that, releasing many of the defining albums of ska, rocksteady, dub and reggae from artists including The Upsetters, Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, The Maytals, Dennis Brown, John Holt, Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Bob Marley and the Wailers, as well as the hugely popular Tighten Up! compilations. The Story of Trojan Records is the definitive history of the label and a landmark publication for reggae enthusiasts. Trojan Records
Jimmy Eat World Love Never / half heart Hold tight for our pre-order, for now just click the Notify me button! A new 7" from the incredible and highly influential emo-rockers Jimmy Eat World, following on from their 2016 album Integrity Blues which they visited the shop to celebrate its release. The 7" boasts two new tracks, both very reminiscent of older sounds but with a new edge, Love Never crosses between a Bleed American / Chase This Light sound of upbeat rock, whereas the slower and emotive half heart sounds like it'd fit anywhere in the Futures tracklist. If this is a nod towards their next album then we know it'll be ultra special.
Sleaford Mods Bunch Of Kunst Documentary / Live at SO36 Thanks to their sweary rants about modern England, Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods have been called "The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band" by Iggy Pop and "the soundtrack to post-Brexit Britain" by the Guardian. Jason Williamson, a former chicken factory worker and father of two, his band mate, beatmaker Andrew Fearn, and their manager Steve Underwood, avant-garde bedroom label owner and former bus driver, have won over fans with their brutally honest lyrics and DIY ethos. Following them on their two-year journey from Sherwood to chart success, award-winning music documentary Bunch of Kunst tells the story of three guys taking on the music business on their own terms „This documentary film is the perfect antidote to those sexy, racy, rock’n’roll yawns most bands hide behind. We are indeed, a Bunch Of Kunst.“ Jason Williamson, Sleaford Mods F&F Production CD
Kevin Devine / Craig Finn Devinyl Splits No. 7 Hold tight for the pre-order, if we can get this in then we'll let you know if you click the Notify me button. Vol. 7 of Kevin Devine's Devinyl Splits series! this time featuring Banquet visitor and The Hold Steady legend Craig Finn. Two truly great songwriters that we love at Banquet. Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers contribute "Galveston," a song in which the weaving, story-telling songwriting that has defined Finn's career to date is on full display. Kevin Devine contributes "Kuala Lumpur," his first new song since the release of October 2016's wonderful Instigator / 2017's acoustic version of Instigator titled We Are Who We've Always Been.