LUCINDA WILLIAMS – Good Soul Better Angels – 2LP €29.99 (Highway 20 Records) – Translucent Opaque Vinyl – Vinyl includes Five Extra Tracks of Acoustic Demos. – Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams unabashedly takes on some of the human, social and political issues of our day with her boldest and most direct album to date.
BC CAMPLIGHT – Shortly After Takeoff – LP €22.99 (Bella Union) – Limited Clear Vinyl -Fired by his ongoing battle with mental illness, Shortly After Takeoff is the final, and finest, chapter of what Christinzio calls his “Manchester Trilogy”, following 2015’s How To Die In The North and 2018’s Deportation Blues. All three albums were created after the native Philadelphian had moved to Manchester. Like Deportation Blues, Shortly After Takeoff spans singer-songwriter classicism, gnarly synth-pop and ‘50s rock’n’roll, with Christinzio’s similarly distinctive, flexible vocal carrying a fearless approach to lyrical introspection, but the new album is a major leap forward in songwriting sophistication and lyrical communication.
POLE – 123 – 7LP Boxset €84.99 (MUTE) –Blue, Red, Yellow, Black Vinyl , Limited to 1000 copies / 3CD Boxset €17.99 – Pole, aka musician, producer and mastering engineer Stefan Betke, releases a remastered reissue of his debut album releases, 1, 2 and 3, on Mute as a box set. Released on vinyl (for the first time in nearly 20 years) and CD (remastered since its 2008 reissue), the box set release marks 20 years since the trilogy was completed and a return to the label for the groundbreaking artist. Pole 1 (1998), Pole 2 (1999) and Pole 3 (2000), originally released as three consecutive albums in their own right, and described by The Wire as “…a set of roadmaps for the soul”, are presented together to highlight Pole’s deliberate statement – reinforced by the titling of the albums and their minimalist monochrome cover art.
EZRA FURMAN – Sex Education OST – LP €22.99 (Bella Union) – Following the success of last year’s Twelve Nudes, Ezra Furman returns with Sex Education OST, songs from season 1 and 2 of the hit Netflix TV show
DUKE ELLINGTON – Money Jungle – LP €36.99 (Blue Note) – 180 Gram Vinyl housed in Deluxe Stoughton Printing “Old Style” Gatefold Tip-On Sleeve – Recorded on 17th September 1962 at Sound Makers Studios, New York City. Ellington’s one and only Blue Note album (originally released on United Artists Records), and one of only two trio records recorded by the master. A one-off summit meeting between three jazz titans. Featuring Ellington on piano, Charles Mingus on bass and Max Roach on drums. Showcases various classic Ellington compositions (Fleurette Africaine, Wig Wise, Solitude) plus a timeless take on Juan Tizol’s Caravan. Produced by Alan Douglas (John McLaughlin, Jimi Hendrix). Featuring liner notes by legendary impressario / Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein.
KATATONIA – City Burials – 2LP €24.99 (Peaceville) – Formed in 1991 by Jonas Renkse & Anders Nyström, and transitioning from early pioneers of the rising black/death/doom movement, to powerhouses of the progressive metallic rock genre, the Swedish connoisseurs of melancholy return with their stellar new opus, ‘City Burials’ – the band’s eleventh studio album, & first since 2016’s haunting ‘The Fall of Hearts’ was brought before the world.
PET SHOP BOYS – I Don’t Wanna – 12″€12.99 (x2) – the latest nugget from the new album Hotspot. It’s a four tracker including the Mano Le Tough remix and two mixes from David Jackson.
BLANCMANGE – Blind Vision (Honey Dijon Remixes) -12″ €18.99 (London) – Unreleased brand new remixes. Honey Dijon was asked the remix her favourite band Blancmange and choose the magnificent disco oddity, 1983 hit Blind Vision. The result is stripped back, bumping houser that sounds as much Green Velvet as it does Talking Heads. Urgent percussion and oscillating synths drive things forward, allowing a full Blancmange vocal to unfold aloft to great effect. Also features the original and sought after extended mix.
BLANCMANGE – Living On The Ceiling (Roman Flügel Remixes) – 12″ €18.99 (London) – Unreleased brand new remixes. Roman Flügel remixes the cult 1980s classic that is Living On The Ceiling, and the result is a killer, off-kilter slice of club-focussed machine funk that contains the same wonderfully bizarre cocktail of traits, that Blancmange always boasted in spades. Eerie and schizophrenic but also both bright and triumphant. Also features the original and sought after extended mix.
THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA – To Believe – Mary Lattimore, Kelly Moran, Fennesz and Lucinda Chua Remixes – 12″ €11.99 (Ninja Tune) THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA – To Believe – Anthony Naples, Actress, Pepe Bradock and The Cinematic Orchestra Remixes – 12″ €11.99 (Ninja Tune) – –To Believe Remixes is a carefully curated collection of tracks – featuring remixes and re-works made by some of The Cinematic Orchestra’s favourite producers and artists, “It’s one of the greatest privileges of a musician to invite artists who have inspired you to re-imagine your work”.
XXXTENTACION -Bad Vibes Forever – 2LP €29.99 (Empire)- Limited Bone And Black Vinyl ( This is the last full body of work from the late artist who was able to elegantly manuever through genres in his music. The album has heavy indie-pop, punk, metal, and rap influences and truly shows the scope of his talent that was cut too short. The album is sure to cement XXXTENTACION‘s place as the artist of his generation.
LUKE SLATER – Berghain Funfzehn – 2×12″ €29.99 (Ostgut Ton) – Seven exclusive tracks from the Berghain Fünfzehn DJ mix are released on two 12”s. De- and reconstructing the Ostgut Ton discography, Slater’s vision encompasses not only sampling but live electronics and improvisation, resulting in a broad spectrum of heady and liminal dance music: from ultra stripped-back mindfuck techno, vocals and blasts of distortion to breakbeat excursions, minimalistic acid, and rave polyrhythms. In other words: the arc of the label through Slater’s singular hallucinatory prism.
ARVO PART – Fur Alina – LP €25.99 (Mississippi) – Compilation of Mississippi’s favourite Arvo Part pieces. All sparse and beautiful arrangements. Some solo piano pieces, some duets with piano, violin cello and viola and one string quartet. The pieces on this record are all unique to the style of Arvo Part – deceptively simple compositions that force you to live in the moment you are listening to them.
WHITE POPPY – Paradise Gardens – LP €20.99 (Not Not Fun)- Transparent Galaxy Swirl Vinyl – Pitch-perfect dream pop and post-punk by eternal dreamer Crystal Dorval aka White Poppy. Exquisite whimsy weft with chiffon chords, iridescent synths and slinky rhythm section hailing to Cocteau Twins, The Durutti Column, Glass Candy
M.O.D. – U.S.A. for M.O.D. – LP €20.99 (Megaforce)- The debut full-length studio album from American crossover thrash band, M.O.D.
WINDY AND CARL – Allegiance and Conviction – LP €24.99 (Kranky) – First album in 8 years from legendary Dearborn duo. Windy and Carl have been crafting inner space electric guitar and bass vistas for nearly three decades now, but their latest feels as vital and vaporous as any peak opus in their vast catalog.
BOBBY PATTERSON- The Storyteller -LP €36.99 (Tidal Waves Music) – Limited to 500 on Black Vinyl – Modern Southern Soul, with so many magical moments all the way through. The tracks on here were actually recorded in 1976-1977 but were only released in 1982 (on Bobby’s own label Proud). All the songs were produced by Bobby Patterson himself and are the perfect mix of sensitive ballads and dance tracks to let you boogie all night long. What we have here is The perfect blend of soul, funk and blues… The Storyteller is deep soul done right and it has been fascinating DJ’s, fans and collectors since the very start.
THE DURUTTI COLUMN – Vini Reilly And Womad Live – 2CD €15.99 (Factory Benelux) Remastered. 36 Tracks. Includes a multitude of Demos and Outtakes from the same period.
GREEN LEAF RUSTLERS (Feat. Chris Robinson) –From Within Marin -2LP €24.99 (Silver Arrow) – Their debut album , a live collection. Comprised of Chris Robinson, Barry Sless, Greg Loiacono, Pete Sears and John Molo, the cosmic country quintet have become a staple of the live music scene in and around Marin County, California for their re-imagining of outlaw country and country rock staples by artists like Gram Parsons, Waylon Jennings, The Byrds and more.
WILLIAM PARKER – I Plan To Stay A Believer: The Inside Songs Of Curtis Mayfield – 2LP €41.99 (AUM Fidelity) – This first-time-on-vinyl limited edition of 500 features all new cover art and insert, a previously unreleased exclusive to vinyl (and astonishing) version of “People Get Ready/The Inside Song”, along with a download card for full-resolution / lossless download of 7 additional tracks / 80 minutes of this profound music (per sticker on front cover).
New M.O.V. (Music On Vinyl) Releases
CHET ATKINS & MARK KNOPLER – Neck And Neck – LP €22.99 – 30th anniversary edition of 2000 numbered copies in blue vinyl
BAR KAYS – Soul Finger – LP €21.99
JOHN CALE & TERRY RILEY – Church Of Anthrax – LP €22.99
CRANES – Loved – LP €22.99 – Limited pressing of 1000 individually numbered copies on blue marbled (transparent blue & gold mixed) coloured vinyl
D.O.C. – No One Can Do It – LP€22.99 – Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies on silver coloured vinyl
INCUNBUS – Light Grenades- 2LP€28.99 – Limited Edition of 2000 numbered copies on transparent red vinyl.
LAMB OF GOD – Wrath – LP€21.99 – Limited edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on gold coloured vinyl
LIVING COLOUR – Vivid – LP €22.99 – Limited edition of 1000 copies on Pink Vinyl
MODERN LOVERS – Rock ‘N’ Roll With – LP €22.99
WILLIE NELSON & MERLE HAGGARD – Jango And Jimmie -2LP €28.99 – Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Black & Silver Marbled
PARADISE LOST – Icon – 2LP €28.99 – Limited edition of 2500 individually numbered copies on yellow & black marbled vinyl.
SODOM – Til Death Do Us unite – LP €22.99 – LIMITED EDITION OF 1500 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COPIES ON TRANSPARENT GREEN & BLACK MARBLED VINYL
UTOPIA – Deface The Music – LP €22.99 -Limited edition of 500 copies individually numbered on Silver coloured vinyl
WHEATUS – wheatus – LP€22.99 – Limited edition of 1000 copies individually numbered on turqoise vinyl