Africa Express presents... The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians & Guests [RSD] Various Artists Transgressive Records LP RSD 2017
s t a r g a z e Instruments (A Track By Track Re-Composition of Fugazi's 'In On The Killtaker') [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 20th April, strictly one per customer. A track by track re-composition of Fugazi's 'In On The Killtaker' by this respected orchestral collective, best known for their soundtracks and numerous collaborations. Transgressive LP RSD 2019
Mutual Benefit Just Another Diamond Day [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 20th April, strictly one per customer. Mutual Benefit covers Vashti Bunyan's classic album. Transgressive LP RSD 2019
Mutual Benefit Thunder Follows the Light Mutual Benefit, the songwriting outlet for multi-instrumentalist and producer Jordan Lee, is pleased to announce details of a new album Thunder Follows The Light via Transgressive Records. Following his last outing, 2016’s acclaimed Skip A Sinking Stone, Lee marks his return with a patient and prismatic collection of songs accrued over the past two years. Transgressive CD | LP
Polica / s t a r g a z e Music For The Long Emergency The full length collaborative album from Polica and s t a r g a z e. Following on from their recent collaborations earlier in the year with Bruise Blood: Reimagining Steve Reich's ‘Music for Pieces of Wood. Joined by POLICA, the Minneapolis-based electronic five-piece, led by vocalist Channy Leaneagh and producer Ryan Olson, the two bands talked and the s t a r g a z e musicians began to improvise - strings, brass, woodwind played over a handful of song sketches brought by Olson. “They were not even song structures, just electronic textures,” de Ridder says. “And we started playing over them. But it was so important that the starting point was in the same room,” de Ridder adds. “Because we could see how their faces lit up when we played. I guess that's where our minds met.” Olson recorded the Berlin improvisations and incorporated them into several tracks he sent to the s t a r g a z e collective a few weeks later. “And I guess that was where the ping pong started,” says de Ridder. What followed over the next 18 months was a long-distance musical romance of sorts, sustained by emails, mp3 files, video conferencing, as well as occasional meet-ups in Berlin, Minneapolis, and Eau Claire. Both bands were adamant that whatever they created - be it a single piece of music or a whole collection of songs - “not just be POLICA songs with s t a r g a z e pasted on top,” as Leaneagh puts it. “We really wanted to maintain this conversation back and forth, and be a new version of both POLICA and s t a r g a z e.” Transgressive CD | LP
Boniface I Will Not Return as a Tourist The debut single on 7" vinyl from Boniface, the project from Micah Visser. "Canadian newcomer Boniface melds synthy elation and singer-songwriter soul in this tropical-edged belter” – NME “The debut track from this Canadian newcomer is a forlorn, propulsive, Conor Oberst meets Ryan Tedder instant classic” – Sunday Times Culture “I Will Not Return as a Tourist” is a stunning introduction to the Canadian songwriter. Full of emotion and pop-tinted electronics” – Wonderland Transgressive 7"
Ladyfuzz Kerfuffle Look how cheap it is! Highly anticipated debut album from this 3 piece dancey indie london based trio. 1. Hold Up 2. Monster [Album Version] 3. There's Women In Studio One 4. Man With The Monochrome View 5. Bouncy Ball [Album Version] 6. Staple Gun 7. Oh Marie [Album Version] 8. Immer Diese Liebe 9. Something About A Dog 10. Kerfuffle 11. White Noise 1 12. White Noise 2 13. Palava Transgressive CD | LP
Mechanical Bride Colour Of Fire New Mechanical Bride single! Mechanical Bride, AKA 25 year old songwriter and self-taught musician Lauren Doss, made quiet but confident waves back in 2008 with her debut release, a collection of beautiful songs called Part II: EPs. On the mini-album was a version of Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’, an affecting cover that seemed coated in icicles, more a haunted nursery rhyme than the original pop smash. The track received plays all over the airwaves from Radio 1, 2 and 3 to BBC6 Music and XFM and anchored this exquisite mini-collection which gained her critical acclaim as an exciting and talented new British songwriter as well as comparisons with the likes of PJ Harvey, Bat For Lashes and Laura Marling. Living With Ants, Mechanical Bride’s debut album proper, is a defiant step up and sees her song writing blossom from the stark, black and white songs on Part II, into fully formed techni-colour flourishes. “I wanted to find the beauty and colour from dark places that exist inside and outside of ourselves, the title ‘Living With Ants’ means learning to co-exist alongside niggling issues and worries that we maybe create for ourselves”. Living With Ants is a stronger, more vibrant record and is testament to how much Lauren has grown as an artist. ‘Colour Of Fire’, is a stand out track, with Lauren’s voice once again tugging at your heartstrings as she sings around a swirl of piano and strings. www.myspace.com/mechanicalbride Transgressive 7"
Graham Coxon Brave The Storm/Dead Bees Released 28th September. Graham Coxon repeats the idea of his successful art print single with this double a-side download code, limited to 1000 copies. There's two different covers, so let us know which one you want in the Comments box on your order form. A. Brave The Storm B. Dead Bees www.myspace.com/gcoxon Transgressive
Graham Coxon Sorrow's Army Released 18th May. One per customer. This is something different! Blur guitarist Graham Coxon releases a new single via an 8" x 8" art print with a download code. Limited to 1000 copies and hand numbered, Graham's art goes for up to 250 at a time so we'd expect these to disappear pretty quickly. **Please note - the cart will not automatically calculate postage for this item. Postage charges will be manually added to your order at the following rates: UK 2, Europe 3, Rest Of The World 4. 1. Sorrow's Army www.myspace.com/gcoxon Transgressive