Damon Albarn The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows Indies exclusive LP is on 'white' coloured vinyl. Deluxe LP is a casebound book with additional photography, original scanned lyrics and artwork from Damon, alongside a white vinyl version of the album, a high quality digital file and a bonus 7” featuring an exclusive song from the recording sessions. The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows, the new studio album from Damon Albarn, will be released by new label home Transgressive Records on 12th November 2021. The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows was originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. This last year has seen Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory. Albarn says “I have been on my own dark journey while making this record and it led me to believe that a pure source might still exist.” Transgressive CD | LP Pre-Order
Beverly Glenn-Copeland Live At Le Guess Who? [Black Friday 20] This is an exclusive release for Black Friday 2020. Available online from 6:00pm on 27th November, strictly one per customer. Full length live recording from Le Guess Who? Festival 2018 in Utrecht, released for the first time physically here. Containing unreleased songs and unique versions of his catalogue, this is a special record from an important artist only just starting to receive the recognition he deserves. After a hiatus of live performance that lasted decades, you can hear the joy on tape of an artist realising how much his music has connected with a new generation in real time, supported by an inter-generational band. Pressed on 180g crystal clear vinyl, includes download code. Transgressive 12"
Flume Tiny Cities / Take A Chance (remixes) Acclaimed Australian producer Flume releases the vinyl and digital versions of brand new remixes from Lindstrom & Prins Thomas, as well as Kolsch, on Transgressive Records. The new remixes are of ‘Tiny Cities’ featuring Beck and ‘Take A Chance’ featuring Little Dragon, which both featured on the producer’s critically acclaimed and global hit album ‘Skin’, which recently picked up the accolade for Best Dance / Electronic Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Transgressive 12"
SOPHIE Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides The debut full length album electronic producer SOPHIE. Transgressive LP
Johnny Flynn Lost in the Cedar Wood "Dinked Edition" is on 'dark green' coloured vinyl, incudes an exclusive bonus 7" and signed + numbered print. /1000. For avoidance of doubt, the centre is a standard spindle size, and not dinked. Lost In The Cedar Wood, Johnny Flynn’s much-anticipated fifth album, co-written with his friend Robert Macfarlane. Johnny and Robert began work on the album in the first weeks of the pandemic, wanting to make music that sang of those dangerous, disorienting spring days; when birdsong was brighter –– and the sense of bewilderment more powerful –– than any of us had known before. They drew inspiration in part from The Epic of Gilgamesh, the oldest surviving work of world literature; an epic poem from Ancient Mesopotamia that contains the earliest version of the Flood Myth. To Johnny and Robert, Gilgamesh resonated eerily with the present moment –– and it catalysed their song-writing. For Gilgamesh is a story of friendship, love, loss, grief, bad governance and good dreaming; of natural disaster and environmental crisis. It also contains the first recorded act of human destruction of the natural world: when Gilgamesh and Enkidu travel to the Sacred Cedar Wood, slay the guardian spirit of the forest, and cut down the trees with their axes, thereby bringing catastrophe upon themselves. Johnny and Robert wrote the album between March 2020 and February 2021, during a year in which we all wandered unsure of our path, lost in the cedar wood. The songs were composed in large part as a correspondence, through a back-and-forth of notebook pages, voice-recordings and WhatsApp-messages, at a time when lockdowns made meeting in person impossible. The first eight songs were recorded in an off-grid cottage deep in a Hampshire forest, with the sounds of chainsaws felling trees drifting in through the windows along with the birdsong. The result is an album at once urgent and ancient, which fuses poetry, landscape, myth and music into something unique. These are songs that ring with hope, love and sadness –– and one need not know anything about The Epic of Gilgamesh to be touched by them. Transgressive 7" | CD | LP Pre-Order
Beverly Glenn-Copeland Transmissions: The Music Of Beverly Glenn-Copeland Transgressive 7" | CD | LP
Arlo Parks Collapsed In Sunbeams Pre-Orders receive a free bonus CD exclusive to indie retailers. Best Of The Lofi Lounge, is a collection of bedroom recordings from Arlo, including versions of the singles ‘Cola’, ‘Hurt’ and ‘Black Dog’, an exclusive ‘Black Dog’ poem, and intimate covers of songs from Clairo, Phoebe Bridgers, King Krule and Frank Ocean. Highly anticipated debut from 2020 breakthrough artist, London-based musician and poet Arlo Parks. Speaking about her LP, Arlo says "My album is a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding my adolescence and the people that shaped it. It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia - I want it to feel both universal and hyper specific." This album news continues an outstanding year for Arlo, who was included on the BBC Sound Of 2020 poll and Radio 1 Brit List, as well as the Dazed 100 list, and also being named as an ambassador for mental health charity CALM. Includes the Radio 1 A-listed singles ‘Black Dog’ and ‘Hurt’. First LP pressing is on limited edition 180g deep red vinyl and includes fold out poster and download code. Transgressive CD | LP