Weird Weather Tongue Drum EP Rhythm-driven low-slung grooves on the A-side / deeply charged techno thump drenched in industrial static on the flip - GUARANTEED to sound extra tuff on a nice soundsystem. This is the first time the track ‘Paint’ is available after being included on Jon K’s sold-out cassette on The Trilogy Tapes. Whip + Lash 12"
Depeche Mode Violator - The 12" Singles Violator | The 12" Singles, a collector's edition deluxe box set, contains ten 12" vinyl discs showcasing the singles-- Personal Jesus, Enjoy The Silence, Policy Of Truth, World In My Eyes--and key B-sides and mixes contemporaneous to Depeche Mode's watershed Violator album. From their earliest days as a band, Depeche Mode have championed 12" vinyl, embracing the singular power of the format and the avenues of innovation the format opened up. The 12" single allowed the band to explore new sonic possibilities while the tactile physical beauty of the packaging gave Depeche Mode room to develop a sophisticated and commanding visual aesthetic. Depeche Mode used their singles discography as a means of offering left field remixes and other delights for their fans. Violator extended Depeche Mode's increasingly mind-blowing run of 12" singles (with a virtually unprecedented number of remixes for "Personal Jesus" alone). Violator introduced fans to some of the most enduring songs in the DM catalog including "Enjoy The Silence," "Policy Of Truth" and "World In My Eyes." Violator | The 12" Singles contains the original and special edition versions of each single, including the etched vinyl version of "Enjoy The Silence," the blue sealed edition of “World In My Eyes” plus a bonus promo 12" of “World In My Eyes” which features exclusive rarities. Sony Music 12" Pre-Order
Alain Goraguer OST: La Planete Sauvage [RSD20] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2020. Available over the counter from Saturday 20th June. Any remaining stock will be available online from Sunday 28th June, strictly one per customer. YELLOW VINYL REPRESS FOR RSD; FIRST TIME ON COLOUR VINYL IN EUROPE FOR THIS CLASSIC OST. Animated sci-fi masterpiece La Planète Sauvage (a.k.a. Fantastic Planet), winner at Cannes Film Festival in 1973, is a bizarre and beautiful film. Towering blue-skinned figures, tiny humanoids in the midst of revolt, and druginduced Tantric sex transport viewers to a truly magical setting. Composer Alain Goraguer creates an equally hypnotic score from a palette of effects-laden guitars, flutes, Fender Rhodes and strings. While the lush arrangements are reminiscent of Goraguer’s collaborations with Serge Gainsbourg in the 1960s, space-age synth flourishes suggest a more psychedelic era. Moody vignettes flow together in tense, slow-paced funk rhythms and Baroque textures. It comes as no surprise that La Planète Sauvage has been cited as an influence on contemporary artists such as French duo Air and American hip-hop producers J Dilla and Madlib. Gorgeous, interplanetary soundscapes resemble the surreal meeting point between Pink Floyd’s Obscured by Clouds and Broadcast’s Future Crayon. This long out-of-print vinyl release features the original soundtrack recording and newly designed artwork. Recommended for fans of Ennio Morricone, Basil Kirchin and David Axelrod. Classic 1973 space-age pop soundtrack from long-time collaborator with Serge Gainsbourg. Sampled countless times by J Dilla, Madlib and more. Newly designed artwork. Recommended for fans of Broadcast, Air and David Axelrod. Superior Viaduct LP Pre-Order
The Naked And Famous Recover Hold tight for full details and our pre-order, for now just click the Notify me button. The fourth full length album from the acclaimed synth-poppers The Naked And Famous, following on from 2016's Simple Forms with another offering of their richly textured and heart-string pulling electro-pop pallet. Fans of The Chain Gang Of 1974, CHVRCHES, The 1975, Oh Wonder, PVRIS and Passion Pit should check this out. The vibe of this record has a lot of optimism sewn throughout the songwriting, and it's probably the most uplifting work we've done to date. I love how colourful these songs feel. Pre-Order
Unloved / Andrew Weatherall Heartbreak Remixes Unloved feature David Holmes, Keefus Ciancia and Jade Vincent. Their soundtrack-based project is also influenced by funk, soul, country and french pop. Heartbreak Remixes features four remixes from their recent Heartbreak album by Andrew Wetherall, The Liminanas, Nathan Micay and Andy Votel & Jane Weaver. 12” on Heavenly. Heavenly 12"
Join The Future - UK Bleep & Bass 1988-91 Various Artists The first release on Optimo Music founder JD Twitch’s new compilation-focused label Cease & Desist will be a collection of pioneering turn-of-the-90s British “Bleep & Bass” techno tracks curated by author and music journalist Matt Anniss. Join The Future: UK Bleep & Bass 1988-91 is a partner product to Anniss’s critically acclaimed book on the foundations of British dance music’s ongoing love affair with sub-bass, Join The Future: Bleep Techno and the Birth of British Bass Music. The book, which was published by Velocity Press in December and features a foreword by JD Twitch, documents in vivid detail the previously untold story of the Yorkshire-pioneered style and the impact it had on the development of UK dance music. Cease and Desist LP Pre-Order
Pantha Du Prince Conference Of Trees Hendrik Weber aka Pantha Du Prince (‘a fantasy character...a poetic transporter for the concept behind the music’) has carved a niche for a style of techno he calls, ‘layered and cinematographic.’ He released the Diamond Daze (2004) and This Bliss (2007) albums on Berlin dance label Dial before signing to Rough Trade and widening his audience with Black Noise (2010) and The Element of Light (2013). BMG CD | LP
The Human League Octopus 23rd January 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of The Human League’s seventh studio album ‘Octopus’. Featuring 7 previously unreleased tracks, the 2CD format includes the original album plus a second disc of demos, singles and edits. Also featured are two bonus tracks that the band made with Yellow Magic Orchestra - “Behind The Mask” and “Kimi Ni Mune Kyun”. There is also a 140gm Black vinyl released on the same day. Originally released in 1995 by EastWest Records, it was the first new album from The Human League in five years after the termination of their long-term contract with Virgin Records. ‘Octopus’ was the first album that presented the band as a trio consisting of the singers Philip Oakey, Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley. It was produced by Tears For Fears Ian Stanley and former band members Jo Callis and keyboard player Neil Sutton also contributed to the writing of the album. The album's sound is notable for the nearly exclusive use of analogue synthesizers, a marked change from the band's primarily digital sound in the mid-to-late 1980s. The album saw a return to the public eye for the band, who had been out of the top ten since their 1986 album ‘Crash’. ‘Octopus’ was a commercial success. The first single, ‘Tell Me When’ became the band's first top-ten hit in nine years, peaking at number six in the UK singles chart, with the second single ‘One Man in My Heart’ also breaking into the top 20. The album also saw similar chart success peaking at number six in the UK, becoming the band’s sixth top-ten album. Rhino CD | LP
Daniel Avery Illusion Of Time LP is on 180g 'transparent magenta' coloured vinyl and includes a download code. The new collaborative album from the acclaimed experimental electronic artist Daniel Avery with Nine Inch Nails synth artist Alessandro Cortini. “It was very much a shared process... I would like to credit Alessandro with his belief that music has a life of its own, as well as the importance he places on the first take... That even something that may be considered out-of-step by some should be respected. Some of the tracks were borne simply out of a tiny synth part, or a bit of tape hiss that we had recorded. And that approach taught me a lot. It’s a record that’s been worked on hard, but not laboured over.” - Avery “I was a big fan of Daniel’s, and his work always spoke to me in a certain way... Then, when we started working together, it just clicked. It’s very hard to explain, but I can always hear the love in his work, and that is true on this record. After our first collaboration, we just kept sending each other music and maintaining that dialogue. Next thing you know, we’re sitting in a hotel room in New York and had finished the record in three hours.” - Cortini Phantasy Sound CD | LP