Matthew Halsall Joyful Spirits of the Universe Two brand new tracks and a bonus edit available here for the first time and exclusively on vinyl. Strictly limited 12" vinyl (500 copies only - no repress). Gondwana Records 12"
Hania Rani Home Everyone who pre-orders the vinyl version of the album will be entered into a competition to win a test pressing LP, courtesy of Gondwana Records. The new full length album from the excellent ambient composer-songwriter Hania Rani. "I feel like 'Home' is a second part of the same book, that the start was in 'Esja', a musical prelude to a real plot. I feel Home is a story with an ending, so the next book can tell a totally different one. I am constantly looking for new ways of expression. I am curious where 'Home' will lead me and my music". - Hania Rani Gondwana Records CD | LP
Gogo Penguin v2.0 (Special Edition) A strictly limited translucent orange vinyl Deluxe remastered gate-fold double-LP featuring the entire v2.0 sessions. Originally released in March 2014, v2.0, was GoGo Penguin's breakthrough album and the first to feature the rebooted line-up with new bassist Nick Blacka, pianist Chris Illingworth and drummer Rob Turner. It was named a Mercury Prize album of the year 2014 alongside albums from Damon Albarn, Young Fathers and Jungle. The extended version was first released on 2xLP for RSD 18 on clear vinyl. This version features the same extended tracklist on translucent orange vinyl. Newly remastered for vinyl (by the original engineer). A percentage of sales on this edition will be donated to NHS Charities Together. v2.0 includes the hit singles, Hopopono, Garden Dog Barbecue and Kamaloka as well as the remarkable One Percent and live favourite To Drown in You. Included here for the first time is theincessant 'Break' featuring a killer groove that offers a notdto the one and only Squarepusher, 'Wash', a haunting slice of the band at their most ambient and the wonderful 'In Amber', the first track that the new line-up wrote completely together. Gondwana Records LP
Gogo Penguin Garden Dog Barbecue / Hopopono Gondwana Records are delighted to announce parts 3 and 4 of the '7" Series', our first ever 7" vinyl collection series. Featuring bespoke artwork from Gondwana Records designer Daniel Halsall, cut at Calyx in Berlin, and manufactured at Optimal, each 7" is limited to strictly 300 copies and housed in a reverse board printed sleeve with classic 'dinked' centre holes. Taken from 2013's v2.0, the Manchester trio's Mercury Prize nominated breakthrough album, this double A-side banger represents GoGo Penguin at their unmistakable best. Both tracks are classics and still feature in the band's live sets to this day. Unmissable. Gondwana Records 7"
Portico Quartet Endless / Undercurrent Gondwana Records are delighted to announce parts 3 and 4 of the '7" Series', our first ever 7" vinyl collection series. Featuring bespoke artwork from Gondwana Records designer Daniel Halsall, cut at Calyx in Berlin, and manufactured at Optimal, each 7" is limited to strictly 300 copies and housed in a reverse board printed sleeve with classic 'dinked' centre holes. The return of Portico Quartet was one of the musical stories of 2017 and Endless was one of the tunes of the year. It's one of the band's biggest tunes and on the flip here is the ethereal groover Undercurrent. Side A Endless A catchy earworm, with a hypnotic groove that announced the band's return to their signature sound and marked their first new music in five years Side B Undercurrentcut at the same session, and making it's vinyl debut after previously only being available as a Japanese bonus track. Gondwana Records 7"
Portico Quartet Art in the Age of Automation Mercury price nominees Portico Quartet bring another album, a collection of hard-to-categorise tunes that explore new avenues for that band by combining jazz, electronica, minimalism and more. It's an eagerly anticipated return, with the band teasing both a return to their mesmeric signature sound and fresh new sonic departures in their new music. Gondwana Records CD | LP
Portico Quartet Memory Streams "Dinked edition" is on 'translucent blue' coloured vinyl, includes a poster of the album artwork (designed by Duncan Bellamy of the band), packaged in a spot-gloss cover. /500. For avoidance of doubt, the centre is a standard spindle size, and not dinked. Portico Quartet return with Memory Streams, their fifth studio album and one that continues the journey that first started with 2008's Mercury nominated debut Knee Deep in the North Sea. It's a creative path that has seen the band embrace new technology and explore ambient and electronic influences alongside minimalism, jazz and beyond. It is a process that has encouraged change. Each album has seen the band expand its palate or explore new trajectories. From the gentle charm of their breakthrough's inimitable mix of jazz, world and minimalist influences, to the tight-knit brilliance of Isla, the electronic infused eponymous Portico Quartet to 2016's return Art in the Age of Automation (the band's most electronic statement to date) they have never been a band to look backwards. Each record has been its own world, its own statement and offered its own meaning. It's the mark of a band that has always both stood apart from any scene and been prepared to challenge its self and find new things to say and to push the limits of what they could do. Gondwana Records CD | LP