Little Barrie Quatermass Seven Little Barrie And Malcolm Catto Team Up For Seven Tracks Of Breaks And Sci-Fi Fuzz For Maverick Producer Madlib's Label. Quatermass Seven, the meeting of minds between guitarist Barrie Cadogan, bassist Lewis Wharton and drummer Malcolm Catto represents a re-birth of sorts for Little Barrie, with these their first recordings since 2017’s Death Express and the untimely passing of their gifted drummer and friend Virgil Howe. As Lewis explains, the sessions played a part in the healing process, a way to re-connect through music without any intentions to necessarily come away with a finished record. “It was good to get in the studio again after such a long break especially as we didn’t go in with any agenda or expectations,” he explains. There was no preconceptions that we would make a new Little Barrie record, it was just an opportunity to work on some things Barrie had written for fun with zero pressure.” With most tracks recorded live with minimal overdubs, and produced by Malcolm at his Quatermass studios, The Heliocentrics’ main man brings new flavour to the band’s rhythm section by blending his power behind the drum kit and his expansive skills behind the mixing desk to take Little Barrie’s music forward into new territories. Recorded on Catto’s treasure trove of analogue gear, and mastered onto ¼” tape, the overall effect is guitar, bass and drums finding a sweet spot where genres collide, delivering a record that takes the influences of the past and pushes them towards somewhere more contemporary. “I definitely hear in Barrie’s songs a lot of common musical ground’” explains Malcolm. “It felt like a great thing to do, work with Malcolm while we’re figuring out what we wanna do,” Barrie concludes, “let’s just go in and do some playing and see what happens, and we came out with more than we ever intended.” Quatermass Seven delivers a dark, deep and expansive set of grooves, layered with frazzled and flawless guitar and flowing melodies, as well as pointing toward a future of exciting new musical opportunities. “Still here, so fine, just a little darker state of mind” sings Cadogan on ‘Steel Drum’, words which sum up hope in times of uncertainty, whilst unintentionally offering a perfect description of Quartermass Seven. Madlib Invazion CD | LP Pre-Order
Nina Simone / DJ Maestro Little Girl Blue Remixed Double LP on 180g 'transparent pink' coloured vinyl. Perhaps not as well known to the general public, Bethlehem Records earned its place in Jazz history with the release of debut albums from artists like Carmen McRae, Chris Connor, Herbie Mann and Johnny Hartman. Besides that, check those early covers - pure art! Bethlehem’s most famous release is the 1958 debut album by Nina Simone, Little Girl Blue. So when DJ Maestro got the chance to remix this album, he was thrilled. Soon he got the idea to ask some of his favourite producers to collaborate, like Mop Mop, Renegades of Jazz, Gramophonedzie, Fab Samperi, The Reflex and Mees Dierdorp. One thing they all had in common: excitement to work with the original recordings from this iconic album. The result is 14 remixes, each with a unique approach to the original song, and all with a contemporary feel. Little Girl Blue Remixed is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on transparent pink vinyl. Music On Vinyl LP
Nina Simone Emergency Ward LP on 180g 'transparent red' coloured vinyl. Emergency Ward! (1972) is Nina Simone’s statement on the Vietnam War, and by dealing with matters more spiritual than political, this album aptly reflect the events of the day. The entire first side consists of a 18-minute medley of George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” and a poem by David Nelson called “Today Is a Killer,” set to music by Simone. This is a very strong, gospel-like performance, sometimes resembling the Capitols’ “Cool Jerk” with a call-and-response vocal arrangement - one of Simone’s finest moments. It was performed together with the Bethany Baptist Church Junior Choir of South Jamaica, New York. Side two consists of the Lennie Bleecherâ’s Jeremy Wind song “Poppies” and George Harrison’s “Isn’t It A Pity”. Tracks 1 and 3 were recorded november 18, 1971 at Fort Dix, and track 2 is recorded at the RCA Studio in New York City. Emergency Ward! Is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies transparent red vinyl. Music on Vinyl LP
Trio Ternura Trio Ternura Another killer reissue after the storm. we are back with this TRIO TERNURA, originally released in 1971 in Brazil. This time we included a OBI with more information. CBS had a fantastic production team, including the likes of Raul Seixas and Hélcio Milito (Tamba Trio), responsible for releasing excellent artists over time. This record by Trio Ternura is one of those examples - the 2nd LP by this family vocal group. It is amazing that they only made a few LPs, but this one features beautiful tracks like Sol Quarenta Graus and Sempre Existe Alguém. Both of these could sit alongside any Stax or Tamla Motown record of the same era. And the funky groove of Uma Sombra Na Estrada? I am 3 tracks in and I'm in love with this record! Groovie Records LP Pre-Order
Alfa Mist / Emmavie Epoch Due to popular demand, Sekito have released a re-mastered version of Alfa Mist & Emmavie’s collaboration project from 2014, available for the first time on vinyl, plus new bonus song ‘Energy’. Sekito 12"
Jamie Cullum The Pianoman At Christmas Indies and high street retailers exclusive LP is on 'Santa Claus red' coloured vinyl. The new festive collection of tracks from the Kingston visitor Jamie Cullum. “So much of the Christmas music we all love is stuffed full of all the things I am really drawn to in songs. Our ears seem ready from December onwards for big bands, huge orchestras, beautiful chord changes and focused, timeless lyrics. It is a world of classic songwriting that I have been operating in since the beginning of my career. So I set myself the task to try and write ten, original Christmas songs that used these skills and obsessions to create something uncynical and adventurous, full of the joys and complexities of the season, that could be something you feel like reaching for every year. I have been so lucky that every corner of this record has been touched by the world’s best - from the legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road, to the engineers, the arrangers, the producer and mixer. I hope the care, attention to detail and sheer joy that we put into this record will bring a little magic this Christmas.” CD | LP Pre-Order
Matthew Halsall Salute to the Sun Limited edition Double Clear vinyl, printed on reverse board with Gold foil artwork plus double printed reverse board inner sleeves including download code. Cover Artwork by Daniel Halsall with design and layout by Ian Anderson of The Designers Republic. Comes packaged in a resealable, re-usable Polypropylene anti-static, acid-free, crystal clear sleeve for maximum protection. Composer, trumpeter, producer, DJ and founder of Gondwana Records, Matthew Halsall has always worn many hats. But at the heart of everything that he does Halsall is first and foremost an artist and a musician. A trumpeter whose unflashy, soulful playing radiates a thoughtful beauty and a composer and band-leader who has created his own rich sound world. A sound that draws on the heritage of British jazz, the spiritual jazz of Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, as well as world music and electronica influences, and even modern art and architecture, to create something uniquely his own. A music that is rooted in Northern England but draws on global inspirations. Gondwana Records CD | LP Pre-Order
John Coltrane Ballads (1963) 'A Love Supreme - Easily One Of The Most Important Records Ever Made, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme Was His Pinnacle Studio Outing That At Once Compiled All Of His Innovations From His Past, Spoke Of His Current Deep Spirituality, And Also Gave A Glimpse Into The Next Two-And-A-Half Years. Ballads - A Special Coltrane Masterpiece And Consistent Seller, Recorded In December 1961. When Asked Why Such An Undertaking, Coltrane Replied, "Variety." The Recording Captures The Famed John Coltrane Quartet In A Performance Of Timeless Ballads. Impulse! LP