Rachel Elkind Kubrick Limited Black vinyl version of the record which came out for RSD19. Die Cut Sleeve/ Printed Inner Sleeve Double A Side: The Shining/ A Clockwork Orange For both these iconic films, Stanley Kubrick chose to work with the extraordinary Wendy Carlos, who wrote (or realised, as both are based on classical pieces) the main themes to both movies. She was born in 1939 as Walter Carlos and graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in composition, where she had met Robert Moog, instigating a collaboration that would shape her musical career. Instrumental in developing the early synthesiser, Carlos enjoyed considerable commercial success with her first album Switched On Bach (1968), which realised a selection of J.S. Bach’s music on the Moog modular synthesiser. This was no mean feat as it was not polyphonic, but despite that the album won her three Grammy Awards. The 7” AA Side, March from A Clockwork Orange (1971), is an arrangement of Beethoven’s rousing Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (fourth movement) and is the first recorded song using a vocoder. Almost ten years later, Carlos was to work with Kubrick again on The Shining (1980). Although Kubrick didn’t use much of the music she composed, sticking instead to the guide tracks for the final cut, the disturbing main theme is by Carlos and her collaborator and friend Rachel Elkind. The Shining – Main Theme on the 7” A side takes as its starting point the Dies Irae from Hector Berlioz’s Requiem (Op5), appropriately taken to new levels of darkness by Carlos and Elkind’s electronic treatment. Silva Screen Records 7" Back in Stock!
U-Roy Natty Rebel LP reissue from one of reggae's pioneers U-Roy, Bursting onto the Jamaican scene in the early 1970s, he pioneered the vocal approach called “toasting,” which in addition to bringing Jamaican music into a new era, was also heavily influential on an American vocal style also in its infancy: rapping. At its core, this is a deep journey into the heart of rasta living, spoken by one of Jamaica’s most underrated dub and roots legends, and it’s one of the strongest full-lengths in his expansive catalog. Whether you are experiencing U-Roy for the first time, or replacing your decades-old original LP, diving into this reissue of Natty Rebel is one hell of a way to spend an afternoon. Or, if you’re not careful, a week or two. Get On Down LP Back in Stock!
Daft Punk Daft Club An interesting remix album featuring some top remix artists... (MS) Track list; 1. Ouverture 2. Aerodynamic (Daft Punk Remix) 3. Harder Better Stronger Faster (Neptunes Remix) 4. Face To face (Cosmo Vitelli Remix) 5. Phoenix (Basement Jaxx Remix) 6. Digital Love (Boris Dlugosh Remix) 7. Harder Better Faster Stronger (Jess & Crabe Remix) 8. Face To face (Demon Remix) 9. Crescendolls (Laidback Remix) 10. Aerodynamic (Slum Village Remix) 11. Too Long (Gonzales Version) 12. Aerodynamite 13. One More Time (Romanthony's Unplugged) 14. Something About US (Love Theme from Interstella 5555) EMI / Virgin LP Back in Stock!
Nick Cave Idiot Prayer - Live Alone At Alexandra Palace The haunting live album from the lengedary and inimitable Nick Cave, performing alone at the iconic London venue Alexandra Palace in 2020. "Cave's solo live stream could be the most the beautiful and sombre performance he's ever given" - The Telegraph "Cave’s performance in an empty hall, with just piano and voice, seems to try and ward off the terrifying silence of the Covid-19 age” - The Guardian Bad Seed Records / AWAL CD | LP Back in Stock!
Frightened Rabbit The Winter Of Mixed Drinks (10th Anniversary) The 10th anniversary edition of one of the classic albums from Frightened Rabbit, paired with a bonus 7". The Winter Of Mixed Drinks was written over seven weeks in the isolated but beautiful coastal town of Crail in Fyfe, Scotland, following heavy touring in support of the band’s second album The Midnight Organ Fight. Grant Hutchi- son, drummer, stated “the location had a big impact on the songs. There’s definitely a nautical theme to a lot of the tracks and a feeling of testing yourself to the limit which the sea plays a big part in.” Upon release in March 2010, the album was greeted with widespread critical acclaim, with Drowned in Sound praising frontman Scott Hutchison, describing his performance as having “the same tremble in the voice, the same elegance in the guitar tone, the same march of the Military Tattoo in the rhythm – but a renewed purpose.” The Fly also praised Scott, claiming him to be “one of the most underrated voices in rock,” and going furtherstating, “what more could you possibly want from Frightened Rabbit’s third album? They’re hurling themselves fearlessly at the bright lights, and coming back all the stronger for it.” The Guardian praised the album’s “sharp” song- writing, stating, “most of their songs – with themes of escape, freedom and reinvention – have huge impassioned choruses that are made to be shouted from the nearest available mountain,” whilst the NME maintained the album to be “stunning,”and further wrote “for every song of heartache (“Yes, I Would”) and self-loathing (“The Loneliness & The Scream”), there’s one of redemption (“FootShooter”) or hope (“Swim Until You Can’t See Land”). The album deviates from their previous alt-folkish sensibilities: the fuzzed-up shoegazing of “Things” and the anthemic chorus of “Living In Colour” herald an exciting new bullshit-free dawn.” Fat Cat 7" | LP Back in Stock!
Eminem My Name Is / Bad Guys Always Die [RSD20] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2020 - Drop 3. Available online from 6:00pm on Saturday 24th October, strictly one per customer. "7" A Side: 'My Name Is' B Side: 'Bad Guys Always Die (From Wild Wild West Soundtrack') USM 7" Back in Stock!
kraftwerk Trans Europe Express The multi-media project Kraftwerk was started in Düsseldorf, Germany 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. They set up their electronic Kling Klang Studio where they conceived and produced all Kraftwerk albums. Kraftwerk created the soundtrack for the digital age of the 21st century. AUTOBAHN 1974, RADIO-ACTIVITY 1975, TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS 1977, THE MAN-MACHINE 1978, COMPUTER WORLD 1981, TECHNO POP 1986, THE MIX 1991, TOUR DE FRANCE 2003. Their compositions, using innovative techniques, electronic sounds and synthetic voices combined with computerised rhythms, had a major musical influence on Electro, Hip Hop, Techno and Synth-Pop. Parlophone LP Back in Stock!