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  • Beat Street Soundtrack Beat Street Soundtrack Quick View

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    Beat Street Soundtrack

    The soundtrack contains music mainly from old-school hip-hop artists including Grandmaster Melle Mel and the Furious Five, Jazzy Jay, Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic and Treacherous Three featuring beatbox pioneer Doug E. Fresh but also various electro/boogie musicians such as Freeez, The System and Juicy.
    1. Beat Street Breakdown - Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five
    2. Baptize the Beat - The System
    3. Strangers In A Strange World (Love theme from Beat Street) - Jenny Burton & Patrick Jude
    4. Frantic Situation - Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force
    5. Beat Street Strut - Juicy w/ Deodato
    6. Us Girls - Sharon Green, Lisa Counts, Debbie D
    7. This Could Be the Night - Cindy Mizelle
    8. Breaker's Revenge - Arthur Baker
    9. Tu Carino / Carmen's Theme - Ruben Blades
    Various Artists
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  • The Beat Of My Heart (Speakers Corner) The Beat Of My Heart (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    The Beat Of My Heart (Speakers Corner)

    The crooner Tony Bennett fulfilled a lifetime dream with this percussion jazz formation: At last he could go into the studio with the greatest drummers and top-notch jazz musicians and just swing to his heart's content.


    Chico Hamilton, Jo Jones, Art Blakey, Candido and Sabu were responsible for the beat while Kai Winding, Herbie Mann, Nat Adderley and Al Cohn took care of the background among other things, and such great musicians as Milt Hinton and Eddie Safranski and John Pisano tied the whole thing together.


    The 12 numbers, recorded in four sessions, were arranged by pianist Ralph Sharon in a laid-back and diversified manner and allowed Tony Bennett plenty of room to swing along serenely. Should one recommend a particular title? If the answer is yes, then the 'pure' numbers with Chico Hamilton. And the rest? Yes, the good old jazz evergreens - which, however, sound quite new here. Really one could practically recommend all of them!


    To be sure: this is no LP for narrow-minded jazz purists, and certainly not for lovers of the soothing crooner - but why not one for both camps?

    Musicians:



    • Tony Bennett (vocal)

    • Ralph Sharon (piano, arranger, conductor)

    • Kai Winding (trombone)

    • Al Cohn (tenor saxophone)

    • Nat Adderley (trumpet)

    • Herbie Mann (flute)

    • John Pisano (guitar)

    • James Bond, Eddie Safranski (bass)

    • Eddie Costa (vibraphone)

    • Jo Jones, Chico Hamilton, Art Blakey (drums)

    • Sabu (drums, percussion)




    Recording: October 1957 at CBS 30th Street Studio, New York in mono

    Production: Mitch Miller



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Let's Begin

    2. Lullaby Of Broadway

    3. Let There Be Love

    4. Love For Sale
    5. Army Air Corps Song
    6. Crazy Rhythm
    7. The Beat Of My Heart

    8. So Beats My Heart For You

    9. Blues In The Night
    10. Lazy Afternoon

    11. Let's Face The Music And Dance

    12. Just One Of Those Things
    Tony Bennett
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  • Modern Streets Modern Streets Quick View

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    Modern Streets

    Beat Spacek is the latest project from UK vocalist/producer Steve Spacek, a man who should really need no introduction. With boundless abilities, his work transcends genre and style - instead focusing more on swing, melody, vibe and atmosphere. From his legendary output with the band Spacek - Curvatia (2001), Vintage Hi-Tech (2003); solo work on the cult Sound In Color imprint and collaborations with the late, great J.Dilla; to his under-the-radar Black Pocket project for dBridge's Exit Records and his most recent work with Mark Pritchard as one half of Africa HiTech, his fearless approach to creation has always been progressive and highly original.


    Beat Spacek sees him once again take the reigns as a solo artist creating a record that is as much a love letter to the future as it is an ode to the past. Created largely using iPhone and iPad apps, the album once again finds Steve liberated through new technologies, excited by the prospects of "the new" whilst expressing notions of the past. It's a journey through the evolution of modern Britain from a futurist perspective.


    Framed against a particular period in the 1980s when Steve was growing up as a young man in New Cross, South East London, Modern Streets is rooted in the duality of the past and the future. Flim-Flams was the club where he first experienced the clash of sounds and styles that characterised South London's racial, ethnic and cultural melting pot. A spot where Punks, Soul Heads, New Romantics, Dread Locks and Skinheads all converged brought together through a love of music and new sounds.


    From the paranoid, post-punk, sleng teng musings of I Wanna Know to the nu wave pop-powered love song Inflight Wave, Modern Streets is a direct reflection of that experience, envisioned through the mind of a 21st Century Rudeboy. Ghanaian Highlife is re-imagined in digital form on Tonight; Stand Firm tips its hat to the dancehall with a futuristic rinse; whilst the sub-bass powered anthem Alone in Da Sun draws on the finest elements of dubstep's sonic vocabulary and reworks them into a loose, new age club jam, brimming with soul and charisma.

    1. I Wanna Know
    2. Tonight
    3. Inflight Wave
    4. Modern Streets
    5. I Want You
    6. Gotta Get Some Music
    7. If You Are My Chalice
    8. There is a Love
    9. Stand Firm
    10. Compact n Sleep
    11. Back to School
    12. You're the Only One
    13. Alone in Da Sun
    Beat Spacek
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  • Dog Beats EP Dog Beats EP Quick View

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    Dog Beats EP

    One of the most legendary and sought-after albums to ever come out of Detroit in the last 30 years, Dog Beats returns to record bins everywhere this spring! Representing the very first official release from the group that would become INSANE CLOWN POSSE, Dog Beats was released when the group were still in their teens and calling themselves Inner City Posse. This EP was sold on the streets of Detroit and original cassette copies now fetch an average of $2,000 on eBay. Despite a mail-order-only CD reissue around 2000, Dog Beats has been out of circulation ever since and has NEVER BEFORE BEEN RELEASED NATIONALLY! This is truly a historic piece of Midwest hip-hop that shows the humor, rap skills, and never-say-die enthusiasm that would eventually catapult INSANE CLOWN POSSE (the band changed their name shortly after the release of Dog Beats) into the worldwide pop culture and underground icons they are today. This is where the story of ICP begins ... and is a MUST OWN for all hip-hop fans!
    1. Ghetto Zone
    2. Wizard of the Hood
    3. Life At Risk
    4. Dog Beats
    Insane Clown Posse
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  • Plenty, Plenty Soul Plenty, Plenty Soul Quick View

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    Plenty, Plenty Soul

    Although his name will forever be associated with the celebrated Modern Jazz Quartet, vibraphonist Milt Jackson's discography includes multiple sessions as a leader, many of which are now regarded as jazz classics. Among the crown jewels of his discography was the album Plenty, Plenty Soul, which was given a rating of five stars in Down Beat magazine in 1957, a collection of original compositions and the arrangements of the one and only Quincy Jones. A stone cold classic featuring Cannonball Adderly, Horace Silver, Art Blakey and more. Pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
    1. Plenty, Plenty Soul (Milt Jackson - Quincy Jones)
    2. Boogity Boogity (Quincy Jones)
    3. Heartstrings (Mils Jackson)
    4. sermonette (Julian Cannonball Adderley)
    5. The Spirit-Feel (Milt Jackson)
    6. Ignunt Oil (Milt Jackson)
    7. Blues At Twilight (Quincy Jones)
    Milt Jackson
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    Vengo

    Ana Tijoux's 2010 breakout single 1977 didn't need English lyrics to land a prominent placement on Breaking Bad and a shout-out on Radiohead's website. On the title track of her third solo set, which translates as I Come, the Chilean-French rapper-singer amps up her crisp, exactingly jazzy flow over brassy New York street beats wrapped in Andean flutes. The attack this time is harder, but no less thoughtful or poetic. Vengo a construir un sueño, Tijoux declares, envisioning a world without class struggle. The gist of Antipatriarca should be self-explanatory. If not, it's a damn good reason to start learning Spanish.


    - Will Hermes (Rolling Stone)

    1. Vengo
    2. Somos Todos Erroristas
    3. Delta
    4. No Más
    5. Creo en Ti
    6. Er-rrro-r
    7. Somos Sur
    8. Los Peces Gordos no Pueden Volar
    9. Todo Lo Sólido Se Desvanece en el Aire
    10. Antipatriarca
    11. Emilia
    Ana Tijoux
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  • If I Tell U If I Tell U Quick View

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    If I Tell U

    Limited edition double-disc vinyl available


    Only 1000 copies will be made


    St. Louis beat maker Andrew Jernigan a.k.a Phaseone gained
    quite a following after his early remixes and mixtapes began
    creating buzz around the internet in 2009. These releases
    included noteworthy cuts of Animal Collective, Panda Bear,
    and Burial. That same year Phaseone released his debut LP
    "Thanks But No Thanks" as a free download showing that he's
    not too shabby at creating his own tracks as well. Jernigan
    recently relocated to Brooklyn, NY to work on his forthcoming
    LP "If I Tell U" due out spring 2013 on Adult Swim's Williams
    Street label (home to Killer Mike's critically acclaimed R.A.P.
    Music LP and Metalocalypse's Dethklok). With this new
    release Phaseone further expands the boundaries between
    producer and artist creating a swirling universe and unique
    aesthetic that is distinctly his own.

    Blood Spirit I
    Bodega
    Hunter
    Tangiers
    Hexagon Kingdom
    Bianca
    Tropicalist
    Arsenal Magnolia
    Kings
    Dialogue
    Phaseone
    Phaseone
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  • Nineteen Ninety Now Instrumentals Nineteen Ninety Now Instrumentals Quick View

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    Nineteen Ninety Now Instrumentals

    Nineteen Ninety Now is finally here and a Hip Hop renaissance is about to begin! The art form is brought full-circle through this groundbreaking collaboration between underground giant Celph Titled and production legend Buckwild of D.I.T.C. fame! Showing that the lessons from the past can be combined with the innovations of the present, these two heavyweight artists have joined forces to create a neo-classic. By having uninhibited access to Buckwilds original mid- 90s production, Celph Titled was able to select and record to over 16 unreleased D.I.T.C. bangers, bringing his charismatic flow and lyrical prowess to each one. Guest appearances: D.I.T.C. (A.G., O.C., Diamond D), Treach of Naughty by Nature, Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks, Brand Nubian (Grand Puba & Sadat X), R.A. The Rugged Man, Chino XL, Demigodz (Apathy, Ryu, Esoteric), F.T. of Street Smartz. Key Selling Points


    The beats on this album were originally produced by Buckwild between 1994 and 1995, but were never recorded to. The classic Hip Hop sound of the SP-1200 and Akai-S950!

    1. The Deal Maker

    2. Out To Lunch
    3. Eraserheads
    4. Fuckmaster Sex
    5. Interlude 1
    6. Bonus Beat 1
    7. Swashbuckling
    8. Interlude 2
    9. I Could Write A Rhyme
    10. Hardcore Data
    11. Mad Ammo
    12. Bonus Beat 2
    13. Interlude 3
    14. Tingin'
    15. There Will Be Blood
    16. Miss Those Days
    17. Step Correctly
    18. Interlude 4
    19. Bonus Beat 3
    20. Wack Juice
    21. Interlude 5
    22. Styles Ain't Raw
    23. Interlude 6
    24. Where I Are
    25. Time Travels On
    26. Interlude 7
    Celph Titled & Buckwild
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  • Voices Voices Quick View

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    Voices

    Phantogram is an American electronic rock duo from Saratoga Springs, New York. Formed in 2007, Phantogram is Josh Carter (vocals, guitars) and
    Sarah Barthel (vocals, keyboards). The band name was partially inspired by an optical illusion called a phantogram, in which two-dimensional images
    appear to be three-dimensional.


    They described their sound as street beat, psych pop. According to Josh, their music has lots of rhythms, swirling guitars, spacey keyboards, echoes
    and airy vocals.


    The band released their first studio album, Eyelid Movies (2009), to critical acclaim.
    The band has played and toured with bands including: The xx, Ra Ra Riot, M83, Metric, Beach House, Zero 7, Yeasayer and countless more.


    In 2014, the band will release their major-label debut and sophomore release Voices.

    1. Nothing But Trouble
    2. Black Out Days
    3. Fall in Love
    4. Never Going Home
    5. The Day You Died
    6. Howling at the Moon
    7. Bad Dreams
    8. Bill Murray
    9. I Don't Blame You
    10. Celebrating Nothing
    11. My Only Friend
    Phantogram
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  • Immobilarity Immobilarity Quick View

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    Immobilarity

    Import

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl

    Gatefold Sleeve

    Includes Fuck Them Featuring Method Man, Sneakers, Yae Yo and Power

    Immobilarity is the second studio album and the follow-up to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx by Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon (a.k.a. The Chef). Raekwon has been cited as a pioneer of Mafioso rap and is the founder of his own label ICEH20 Records.

    The producers Triflyn, The Infinite Arkatechz, and Six July Productions gave Immobilarity the same sounds which producer RZA gave to Raekwon's first album with ill beats and street lyrics.

    Fellow rappers from the Wu-Tang Clan also appear on the album such as Method Man on Fuck Them, Power with the American Cream Team and The Table featuring Masta Killa. As a nice bonus attribute, there's even a solid Pete Rock produced track Sneakers with Raekwon's flowing rhymes.

    Raekwon explained that the album title is an acronym for I Move More Officially by Implementing Loyalty and Respect in the Youth.

    The album, which was originally released in 1999, reached to number 2 in the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 4 on the US Billboard album charts and was certified gold by the RIAA.

    LP 1
    1. Intro (Skit)
    2. Yae Yo
    3. Casablanca

    4. 100 Rounds
    5. Real Life

    6. Power

    7. Skit No. 1
    8. All I Got Is You Pt. II
    9. Jury
    10. Fuck Them
    11. Skit No. 2


    LP 2
    1. Live From New York
    2. My Favorite Dred
    3. Friday
    4. The Table
    5. Sneakers
    6. Raw
    7. Pop Shit
    8. Heart To Heart
    9. Forecast
    10. Outro

    Raekwon
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  • Moanin' Moanin' Quick View

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    Moanin'

    On their second album, The Hive Dwellers make with a low, wailing expression of sorrow (or suffering). Moanin' is a collection of field recordings made at Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia, Washington. It's a noisy pop runaway freight train that stirs the blues soul rockin' of their debut album Hewn from the Wilderness to a new beat music recipe. The Hive Dwellers' Calvin, Gabriel and Evan have toured across the United States and left a wake of frug and shimmy shines that won't be forgotten any time soon. You beat the tambourine to "Streets of Olympia Town" in Knoxville; stomped the floorboards to "Montgomery Hammer" in Buffalo; knocked a heady bongo to "Baby Be Mine" in Oakland.


    C'mon, join in Moanin' for a while.

    1. Baby Be Mine
    2. Streets of Olympia Town
    3. Ask You
    4. Love Will Come Back Again
    5. Your Kissing Me
    6. Moanin'
    7. Montgomery Hammer
    8. Lynch the Swan
    9. Love on the Wax
    10. Daughters of Rebellion
    The Hive Dwellers
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  • Infamy Infamy Quick View

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    Infamy

    Import

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Includes Insert


    Includes Hey Luv, Crawlin and The Learning (Burn)


    Rap duo Havoc and Prodigy aka Mobb Deep from Queensbridge, Queens, New York returned in 2001 with their 5th album. Resurfacing, after recording Murda Muzik, this time they approached the rap-scene differently, moving away from the minimalistic stripped-down heavy violence hip/hop.


    Center of attention during the release of Infamy was the beef between Jay-Z and Prodigy. During the time of release Prodigy (of Mobb Deep) had been the center of Jay-Z's attack on his track The Takeover and Mobb Deep cut the track Crawlin where Prodigy strikes back on Jay-Z calling him H to the know. Tracks like The Learning (Burn) featuring Noyd, Kill That Nigga and productions from Scott Storch (Dr. Dre/Nas/50 Cent) for Live Foul still display the dark beats and straight-up street rhymes Mobb Deep are known for.


    The first single of the album was the track Hey Luv featuring R&B group 112. Infamy sold over 800.000 copies in the USA alone, reached #26 in the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and has been certified Gold by the RIAA.

    LP 1
    1. Pray For Me (feat. Lil' Mo)
    2. Get Away
    3. Bounce

    4. Clap

    5. Kill That Nigga (Kill That)
    6. My Gats Spitting (feat. The Infamous Mobb)
    7. Handcuffs

    8. Hey Luv (Anything) (feat. 112)


    LP 2
    1. The Learning (Burn) (feat. Noyd)
    2. Live Foul

    3. Hurt Niggas (Hurt) (feat. Noyd)
    4. Get At Me

    5. I Won't Fall

    6. Crawlin

    7. Nothing Like Home (feat. Littles)
    8. There I Go Again (feat. Ron Isley)

    Mobb Deep
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    Metropole


    LP Contains CD Of Full Album


    Chicago's own The Lawrence Arms will release Metropole, their first 
    album in eight years, in 2014 via Epitaph.  A beloved 
    band in the punk scene from their inception in 1999, members 
    Brendan Kelly (vocals/bassist), Chris McCaughan (vocals/guitar), and 
    Neil Hennessey (drummer) have released five studio albums to date. 
    Their sixth album and first with Epitaph, Metropole captures "that 
    aloneinacrowd, strangerinastrangeland kind of shit" according 
    to Kelly. Metropole was recorded at Chicago's Atlas Studios with co
    producer Matt Allison, who has also worked with Chicagopunk
    scene veterans Alkaline Trio. 


    The followup to their 2009 Fat Wreck 
    Chords EP Buttsweat and Tears, the new venture takes apart the 
    band's gritty punk rock and fiery spirit, to reveal a new passion for 
    storytellingthroughsongwriting. Take the bravely personal lyrics of 
    You Are Here where McCaughan ironically sings Days just keep 
    rolling on / They won't miss me when I'm gone / I'm the chorus to 
    that lonely street / Just footsteps fading to a dying beat."  After a long 
    hiatus, dedicated fans have missed The Lawrence Arms and are 
    ready for the band's most dynamic album to date. 

    1. Chilean District  
    2. You Are Here  
    3. Hickey Avenue  
    4. Seventeener (17th and 37th)  
    5. Beautiful Things  
    6. Acheron River  
    7. Metropole  
    8. Drunk Tweets  
    9. The YMCA Down The Street From The Clinic  
    10. Never Fade Away  
    11. Paradise Shitty  
    12. October Blood  
    Lawrence Arms
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  • Freudian Slip (Awaiting Repress) Freudian Slip (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Freudian Slip (Awaiting Repress)

    Serving up a well-concocted beating of hook fused, aggressive hardcore, death & metal with dark hip-hop influenced down-tempo style dissonant samples, Illinois based quintet YÜth Forever have quickly amassed legions of followers via their self described STREET METAL. The band released their debut EP "Extortion" in 2012 which was immediately followed with their first ever full length release "10 Code" in 2013. The band, ready to spread their unrelenting new sound to the masses, spent the next year mercilessly touring with acts including The Browning, This or the Apocalypse, Kingmaker, Demolisher, Structures, Betrayal, Counterparts, Gift Giver, Dark Sermon, and Monuments .
    1. Lost In Translation
    2. Ugly
    3. Rital(in)
    4. Like Father, Like Son
    5. Better Off Alone
    6. Lonely Bastard
    7. Bitterromantic Pt. 1
    8. Bitterromantic Pt. 2
    9. Grim Game
    10. Better Off Dead
    11. Freudian Slip
    12. Ketamine
    13. Alone
    Yuth Forever
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  • Run River North Run River North Quick View

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    Run River North


    2-LP Gatefold Package With Bonus Track


    "Run River North stays the course - and finds success." - NPR


    "Snappy rock and chamber folk frames their tales of their parents' dreams and struggles to find purchase in America."
    - Wall Street Journal


    "the band's ambitious folk pop instrumentals, and embellished with frontman Alex Hwang's dulcet, Ben Gibbard-like tones,
    is a sense of possibility" - MTV World


    In the course of several months, Run River North went from playing a handful of hometown shows in Los Angeles to
    performing to an audience of millions on late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! It was an explosive trajectory for the sextet,
    whose uplifting anthems march to the beat of drums, jangling guitars and a rapturous string section. The rapid ascent from
    obscurity launched a new chapter for the band (then called Monsters Calling Home), whose upcoming full-length self-titled
    debut ventures further into effervescent rock anchored with a down-home aesthetic.


    The band recorded their self-titled debut with producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Built to Spill, Band of Horses). The songs ebb
    and flow with optimism, traversing emotional and musical landscapes woven into the strings duo of Daniel Chae and
    Jennifer Rim, alongside the galloping rhythm section of bassist Joe Chun, keyboardist Sally Kang and drummer John
    Chong. Together, their voices coalesce as one, a chorus calling out with a gentle urgency. The music of Run River North
    explores the ever-shifting search for self, from the energetic indie-rock interludes to the lonesome guitar strums, always
    asking the question: Is home a place or is it the people in your life? "We're not a posh, polished pop sound," says Alex
    Hwang, Run River North's singer/songwriter. "We have stories we want to tell and they take a little more time. After all, the
    journey to find your place is a long one, it's an ongoing, evolving adventure."

    1. Monsters Calling Home
    2. Beetle
    3. Lying Beast
    4. Run River North
    5. Growing Up
    6. Fight To Keep
    7. In The Water
    8. Somewhere
    9. Foxbeard
    10. Excuses
    11. Banner
    Run River North
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  • Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell Quick View

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    Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell

    Master Mix' embodies the genre-defying, experimental spirit that defined Russell's work. Living in the East Village from the '70s until his untimely death in 1992 at age 40 from AIDS-related causes, Russell moved effortlessly between the city's various music scenes, recording disco beats alongside Nicky Siano one night, and the next, crafting slow, haunting tracks in his apartment with his cello and idiosyncratic warbling voice. The New Yorker called his work "stranded between lands real and imagined: the street and the cornfield; the soft bohemian New York and the hard Studio 54 New York; the cheery bold strokes of pop and the liberating possibilities of abstract art." Through his collaborations, he earned the admiration of artists like Allen Ginsberg, David Byrne and Philip Glass, who said of Russell's music: "It does not submit to formula, but subverts the formula." The record features 26 tracks by more than 20 artists, including Hot Chip, Sufjan Stevens, Phosphorescent, Blood Orange, The Autumn Defense and Lonnie Holley, paying homage to Russell's boundless creativity and wide-ranging work, which swerved from electronic dance to folk to classical and resulted in what NPR hails as "catchy and hypnotic records that were far ahead of their time."
    1. Jose Gonzalez - "This Is How We Walk On The Moon"
    2. Lonnie Holley - "Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun (Interlude)"
    3. Robyn - "Tell You"
    4. Hot Chip - "Go Bang"
    5. Sufjan Stevens - "A Little Lost"
    6. Lonnie Holley - "In The Light Of The Miracle (Interlude)"
    7. Richard Reed Parry, Little Scream, Sam Amidon, Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld - "Keeping Up"
    8. Liam Finn, Ernie Brooks & Peter Zummo - "This Love Is Crying"
    9. Rubblebucket & Nitemoves - "Eli"
    10. The Revival Hour - "Hiding Your Present from You"
    11. Sam Amidon - "Lucky Cloud"
    12. Devendra Banhart - "Losing My Taste For The Night Life"
    13. Phosphorescent - "You Can Make Me Feel Bad"
    14. Blood Orange - "Is It All Over My Face & Tower Of Meaning"
    15. Scissor Sisters - "That's Us/Wild Combination"
    16. VEGA INTL. - "Arm Around You"
    17. Oh Mercy - "Planted A Thought"
    18. Lonnie Holley - "Hop On Down (Interlude)"
    19. Cults - "Being It"
    20. Richard Reed Parry - "Just A Blip"
    21. Glen Hansard - "I Couldn't Say It To Your Face"
    22. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - "Nobody Wants A Lonely Heart"
    23. The Autumn Defense - "Oh Fernanda Why"
    24. Alexis Taylor - "Our Last Night Together"
    25. Lonnie Holley - "The Deer In The Forest (Interlude)"
    26. Redding Hunter - "Close My Eyes"
    Various Artists
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  • The Terminator Soundtrack The Terminator Soundtrack Quick View

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    The Terminator Soundtrack

    Pressed On 180 Gram Colored Vinyl


    The classic soundtrack to the film that started it all is now available! Following a young woman caught up in schemes beyond time and pursued by a murderous robot from the future, The Terminator is widely considered to be one of the greatest action films of all time as well as the launching point of Arnold Schwartzenegger's career as an indestructible force in Hollywood. Brad Fiedel's timeless score has been remastered from the original tapes for this release and sounds as crisp today as it did in 1984. From the electric beat of Tech Noir to the mechanical thundering of Los Angeles' blood-soaked streets, the music of The Terminator transports you back in time.

    1. Main Title
    2. Terminator Arrival / Reese Chased / Sarah on Motorbike
    3. Terminator Gets Guns / Search for Sarah
    4. Reese Dreams of Future War
    5. Sarah Watches News / Enters Tech Noir
    6. Matt & Ginger Killed / Sarah Calls Detectives
    7. Reese & Sarah in Garage
    8. Arm & Eye Surgery
    9. I'll Be Back / Police Station & Escape
    10. Future Flashback
    11. Fuck You Asshole
    12. Love Scene
    13. Tunnel Chase
    14. Death By Fire / Terminator Gets Up
    15. Factory Chase
    16. End Credits: Final Suite
    17. The Terminator Theme (extended version)
    Brad Fiedel
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  • Cypress Hill (Awaiting Repress) Cypress Hill (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Cypress Hill (Awaiting Repress)


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Somewhere in between the rock-star mischief of the Beastie Boys and the slow-creeping funk of Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill introduced their hazy-eyed sound to the world on their self-titled 1991 debut and things have never quite been the same since. The original Cypress Hill album captures the group at their risk-taking best, mixing gangster posturing, LA street politics, Latin flavor and warped humor together under a thick cloud of weed smoke and innovative beats. Nasal-voiced rapper B-Real and his partner Sen Dog, backed by the adventurous production styles of DJ Muggs, produce classics records like How I Could Just Kill a Man, Pigs, Stoned is the Way of the Walk and Hand on the Pump. Since its release, the album has won acclaim as one of Rolling Stone's Essential Recordings of the 90s and Top 100 Best Rap Albums by The Source magazine. Get On Down is proud to present one of the most influential and important hip-hop albums ever, Cypress Hill, in this special red vinyl release, featuring audio remastered from the original source tapes.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Pigs
    2. How I Could Just Kill A Man
    3. Hand On The Pump
    4. Hole In The Head
    5. Ultraviolet Dreams
    6. Light Another
    7. Phuncky Feel One
    8. Break It Up
    9. Real Estate
    10. Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk
    11. Psycobetabuckdown
    12. Something For The Blunted
    13. Latin Lingo
    14. Funky Cypress Hill Shit
    15. Tres Eqyis
    16. Born To Get Busy
    Cypress Hill
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  • CLPPNG CLPPNG Quick View

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    CLPPNG


    "clipping. makes party music for the club you wish you hadn't gone to, the
    car you don't remember getting in, and the streets you don't feel safe on"
    - Press release for clipping.'s debut, Midcity, September 2012


    Since the above was written, things have changed for clipping. The band
    found that listeners were more ready for them than they'd first imagined.
    Before 2013's Midcity, the trio of rapper Daveed Diggs and producers Jonathan
    Snipes and William Hutson did not expect to find an audience for their
    abrasive brand of rap music. The project was initially a remix project, an
    aside to the members' main occupations - Diggs is a stage actor, while Snipes
    composes music for film, and Hutson is an established noise music artist
    (Snipes and Hutson collaborated on the score to 2013s IFC documentary
    Room 237). But, since the formation of clipping., the field of commercial
    music enlarged ever so slightly, making room again for noisier, more adventurous
    elements in electronic production (though clipping. insist they simply make
    rap music).


    CLPPNG is a much more ambitious project than Midcity. The album features
    guest verses from some of the band's strongest influences, including Gangsta
    Boo (formerly of Three 6 Mafia, and currently of Da Mafia 6ix), Guce (longtime
    Bay Area mainstay, member of Bullys Wit Fullys), King T (all-around West
    Coast gangster rap legend, founder of the Likwit Crew, and mentor to Xzibit
    and Tha Alkaholiks). For the first single from the album, "Work Work",
    clipping. joined up with Cocc Pistol Cree, a newcomer from Compton best
    known for her appearance on DJ Mustard's mixtape Ketchup, and her song
    'Lady Killa.'


    CLPPNG stretches the band's experimental sounds to fit a wider emotional
    range. Midcity had anger and aggression figured out, but CLPPNG fits the
    group's harsh electronics to club tracks, a slow jams, songs to strip to, and
    more. Relying heavily on musique-concrète techniques, the trio built many
    of the tracks out of field recordings and acoustic sounds. The beat for "Tonight
    (featuring Gangsta Boo)" evokes a nasty, late night encounter with its fleshy
    slaps and squishy, biological noises, while "Dream" utilizes natural ambiences
    to create a bleary, hypnagogic mis-en-scène. But the band hasn't gone soft;
    the album's intro is likely the most uncompromisingly brutal piece of music
    they've yet recorded, and "Or Die (featuring Guce)" is as mean as anything
    on Midcity. CLPPNG is an album that demonstrates the variety of sounds
    available when the 'rules' of a genre are willfully questioned.

    1. Body & Blood
    2. Work Work (Feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)
    3. Summertime (Feat. King T)
    4. Taking Off
    5. Tonight (Feat. Gangsta Boo)
    6. Dream
    7. Get Up (Feat. Mariel Jacoda)
    8. Or Die (Feat. Guce)
    9. Inside Out
    10. Story 2
    11. Dominoes
    12. Williams Mix (Feat. Tom Erbe)
    13. Run Out
    clipping.
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  • Spitballin' Spitballin' Quick View

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    Spitballin'

    The DAVE STEWART-produced SPITBALLIN' would never have happened if not for one Twitter message that turned STEWART's world upside down. STEWART has seen and done it all, but none of it prepared him for what he would hear from THOMAS LINDSEY. "I read it and clicked on the link," STEWART recalls. "And there he was, singing something on a YouTube video. I don't remember what it was but there was no music. He was singing a cappella. And I went, 'Holy crap!'" STEWART got in touch with his young admirer and invited him to send examples of his original material.


    "It was really amazing stuff. So I asked if he wanted to come out to Los Angeles and sing three songs unaccompanied before my show at the Troubadour," STEWART says. Following their live debut, STEWART and LINDSEY began writing together by sending audio files back and forth between L.A. and Louisiana. Working long distance seemed to bring them closer as they built a catalog of songs.


    Their common ground proved as lush as Delta marshland. A down-and-dirty delta guitar riff. A thumping drum beat. And a stunning vocal intro, urgent, haunted, earthy and spiritual, with blues-drenched filigrees, a vibrato that shocks like an electric current, a range that defies not just convention but gravity itself. Backed by STEWART's distorted voodoo guitar licks, LINDSEY opens "Leave This Town" in free tempo and then a swampy groove kicks in--just guitar and drums, raw and wild. "Two People" unfolds over a stomping beat that leads to a long vamp over which Lindsey improvises with hair-raising intensity and finesse. Churchy echoes permeate "When Dogs Run," with a mournful organ providing the backdrop to STEWART's Pop Staples-style guitar tremolo. "Alcohol" boils down to organ and LINDSEY's voice recounting a riveting elegy for someone who was "lost to alcohol."


    Some of the stories behind the lyrics on these songs are sad, but true and some more fanciful. To write "Crocodile," for instance, LINDSEY admits "I tried to write a song that would seem like something from a shoe commercial! I had this image of a woman in bad-ass crocodile boots, walking down the street. That's how that song formed."

    1. Leave This Town
    2. Another Lie
    3. Friend Zone
    4. Lonely
    5. When Dogs Run Away
    6. Look at Those Flames
    7. Two People
    8. Run From You
    9. Confidence
    10. Crocodile
    11. Alcohol
    12. Dear God
    Stewart Lindsey
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  • Kigali Y' Izahabu Kigali Y' Izahabu Quick View

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    Kigali Y' Izahabu

    The Good Ones is a trio of Rwandan genocide survivors who play joyous, acoustic love songs written in the ancient local, Kinyarwanda street dialect of their nations capital, Kigali. Adrien Kazigira, Stany Hitimana and Jeanvier Havugimana recorded the songs collected on Kigali Y' Izahabu over the course of one summer evening on the back porch of a friends home. The primary obstacle to recording the group was that the musicians showed up with only one guitar for two players, and that guitar was missing two strings. Hitimana played bass on the 4-string, and a beat-up acoustic was located for the second guitarist, the sullen, primary songwriter, Kazigira, who interweaves intricate harmonies with co-singer Havugimana. In a style often referred to as worker songs from the streets, these simple, direct and plaintive love songs speak more to the healing power of peace than a thousand academic treatises or preachy goodwill ambassadors ever could.



    Toiling at hard labor and subsisting on less than 50 cents a day in one of the ten poorest countries in the world, the hard-won spirit of these aging war-veterans shines through in The Good Ones yearning voices. Kazigira, 47, wrote 8 of the 12 songs found on the album and both plays and sings. He cites Bob Marley and reggae as his major influences. Hitimana, 47, on lead guitar and bass, sometimes teaches music in Kigali and finds inspiration in the music of Santana. And harmony singer Jeanvier, 38, who also plays guitar and sings lead on his own compositions, is most influenced by the Caribbean dance music called Zouk. The trio is punk embodied: barefoot, bandaged and jaundiced; armed with broken, mismatchedstringed, borrowed guitars; but singing angelically from amidst a landlocked country that the world abandoned.



    Kigali Y' Izahabu is essentially an intimate field recording that even captures the howling and barking of dogs in the background, and it was recorded by two-time Grammy-nominated producer Ian Brennan, who has worked with artists such as Ramblin Jack Elliott, Flea, TV on the Radios Kyp Malone, Richard Thompson and many others.



    Brennan traveled throughout Rwanda, hoping to document some of the countrys contemporary music, but up until his mission-affirming encounter with The Good Ones, he had been left wanting. As Brennan reports: They were standing in the dark, their eyes downcast and restless, and holding only one guitar between them. From 100-feet away, I knew instantly that there was something special about them, a feeling one is lucky to experience even once in a lifetime. By that point, Id already visited literally every recording-studio in the capital (Kigali) and surrounding areas over two weeks and listened to hundreds of artists, but to no avail. This meeting had been set up through a mutual friend and the instant the band opened their mouths to sing, it was as if the universe reached down to tap me on the shoulder and say, 'What these guys do is precious and rare. Don't fuck it up.'

    1. Sara
    2. Belthilde
    3. Umuntu N inkundi
    4. Amagorwa Y' Abagabo
    5. Kacyiry
    6. G ahind Umpora Iki
    7. Bakame N i' Ingwe
    8. Umahanano
    9. Iby' Iyisini Ubusa
    10. Invura Yaranka G eyi
    11. Egidia
    12. Eudia
    Good Ones, The
    $16.99
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  • The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure) The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure)

    The very first edition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers was unfortunately short-lived, and as excellent as they were collectively, it was the beginning of a trend for the members of this group to come and go. Unbeknown to Blakey at the time, he would become a champion for bringing talent from the high minor leagues to full-blown jazz-star status, starting with this band featuring Detroit trumpeter Donald Byrd, East coast tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, and pianist Horace Silver, a jazz legend ever after. It's evident that although there is much cohesion in the group, Byrd's star was on the rise the fastest, and he would leave in a short period, replaced briefly by Clifford Brown, then Kenny Dorham. What is most remarkable in this first recording for the band is how several of these selections have become classic hard bop vehicles, revered and replayed by thousands of bands over time worldwide. Nica's Dream is the best known of them all, typical of the calypso beats Blakey favored at the time, with a singsong, hummable melody led by Byrd that is pure soul personified, and drenched in unrequited blues.


    Musicians:



    • Donald Byrd (trumpet)

    • Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone)

    • Horace Silver (piano)

    • Doug Watkins (bass)

    • Art Blakey (drums)




    Recording: April and May 1956 by Tony Janick at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City

    Production: George Avakiandeutsch




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Side A
    1. Infra-Rae

    2. Nica's Dream

    3. It's You or No One


    Side B
    4. Ecaroh

    5. Carol's Interlude

    6. The End of a Love Affair

    7. Hank's Symphony



    Side C
    8. Weird-O*
    9. Ill Wind*
    10. Late Show*


    Side D
    11. Deciphering The Message*
    12. Carol's Interlude


    *Bonus tracks not on original LP.

    Art Blakey
    $49.99
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  • Blood And Chocolate Blood And Chocolate Quick View

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    Blood And Chocolate


    Elvis Costello Blood and Chocolate on Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Emotionally Cathartic Nick Lowe-Produced Set Includes I Want You, I Hope You're Happy Now, and Uncomplicated


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI: Guitar-Driven, Stripped-Down 1986 Album Teems With Stacked Rhythms, Tonalities, Punch, and Tension


    Costello at His Most Vicious: Songs Rumble and Storm, Dark Humor and Biting Lyrics Address Tumult, Jealousy, Vindictiveness


    Part of Mobile Fidelity's Elvis Costello Reissue Series: Singer-Songwriter's First Eleven Studio Albums Available on Sumptuously Sounding 180g LP


    Known in his youth as the angry young man, Elvis Costello waited until 1986 to create the most vicious record of his career. Stripped to the studs and produced by Nick Lowe, Blood and Chocolate seethes with vindictiveness, spite, and rancor. The 11-track effort clatters with raw rock n' roll menace and clangs with darkly humorous intent. Venomous, acerbic, and aggressive, it values rhythm and attack over harmony and melody. A volatile rite of passage on which harsh Telecaster riffs cut like razor blades and Costello spits words as if they were Molotov cocktails tossed at enemies, this is the satisfying sound of emotional catharsis.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, this collectable edition of Blood and Chocolate joins Mobile Fidelity's acclaimed Costello reissues series in presenting the icon's vital records in rich, dynamic, three-dimensional analog sound. That's never been truer than it is here. Costello and Co. recorded the songs in a large room at London's Olympic Studios while playing at stage volumes, an unconventional approach that nonetheless suited the music's raw feel. Nearly every track was done in three takes or less, with minimal vocal fixes and overdubs added immediately afterward. Such energy, spark, force, and pace thrive on this reissue.


    Capturing the decibel-laden atmosphere that heightens the rhythmic pace and elevates the urgency of the deliveries, Mobile Fidelity's 180g LP delivers the band's performances with wall-of-sound hugeness and booming authority. And while this isn't a record where subtlety reigns, listeners can now discern the acoustic guitar strummed by Lowe for the foundation of the savage Uncomplicated as well as the nuanced final bars of the inimitable I Want You on which each member's instrumental track is switched off to bleed into Costello's vocal microphone. Indeed, for all the apparent chaos, Steve Nieve's keyboards even get accurate placement and imaging on this incredible pressing. Then there's the temperament of the songs themselves-perhaps best described by Costello.


    The album title and Eamon Singer's crude cover painting reflected some intense and uncertain situations. The record might have well been a blurred polaroid: a smashed-up room, a squashed box of chocolates, some broken glass and a little blood smeared on the wall, wrote the singer in 2002. The album [is] a pissed-off 32-year-old divorce's version of the musical blueprint with which I had begun my recording career with the Attractions. Indeed, the band-on the verge of fraying at the seams and at each other's throats in close confines-pummels twanging chords, beats up on notes, turns up amplifiers, and eyes everything with great suspicion.


    Lyrically, Costello has seldom been wittier, sharper, or more malicious. The snarling, tables-turning I Hope You're Happy Now joins Bob Dylan's Positively Fourth Street as among the most lacerating kiss-off tunes ever penned. Similarly sarcastic, Next Time Round lends a pop rave-up air to the album's otherwise dark assault. The bloodletting Crimes of Paris and Poor Napoleon (featuring Pogues singer Cait O'Riordan playing the role of the voice of pity) confront the consequences of traumatic relationships and lustful choices with a savvy intellect. Given the mood and mindset of everyone and everything involved, it's no surprise that Costello and the Attractions wouldn't again work together until eight years later. Saying that Blood and Chocolate was worth the sacrifice is an understatement.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Uncomplicated
    2. I Hope You're Happy Now
    3. Tokyo Storm Warning
    4. Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head
    5. I Want You
    6. Honey, Are You Straight or Are You Blind?
    7. Blue Chair
    8. Battered Old Bird
    9. Crimes of Paris
    10. Poor Napoleon
    11. Next Time Round
    Elvis Costello
    $34.99
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    Chromatics

    When songwriter and producer Sam Genders last donned his Diagrams hat, captive listeners found themselves truly stunned by the Streatham Hill artist's imaginative and inventive arrangements that made up 2012s debut album Black Light. Having now upped sticks from his London lodgings and settled in Sheffield with a new lease of life and wife, fresh pastures and friendships are what form the heart of Diagrams' brand new album Chromatics.


    "Relationships are a constant thread. In all their frustrating, exciting, mundane, beautiful, wonderful, sexy, scary glory," reveals Genders of the album's themes. "And there's lots of hope in the songs. They shouldn't be taken too literally mind you in my head Chromatics is life in Technicolor; with all its ups and downs."


    Equally drawing inspiration from the writing on relationships by David Schnarch, Ester Perel and the book Division Street by Sheffield poet Helen Mort, whilst spending time in his own home studio for the first time, it's without doubt that the Steel city provided the ideal backdrop for Genders to write whenever the inspiration came and, essentially, whittle down the fifty or so tracks he had recorded as part of the album's creation. "There are woods over the road and a little garden out the back with a greenhouse, shed, and flower beds. Being in a new place has brought something special to the process. Sheffield is a very open and direct place and I'd say the songs are more that way too."


    Whilst Black Light fizzed with electronic effects, synth-bass, programmed beats and low-key funk grooves that brought about comparisons to the leftfield pop of Arthur Russell, Metronomy, Steve Mason and Hot Chip, it's without doubt that Genders' next offering falls closer to home comforts and marks the next step in Genders' renaissance. Take lead track 'Phantom Power'; it's the track which truly sums up what it's like to find yourself forever reassessing. "It's about feeling like you're losing a grip on your sanity at one moment, then feeling inspired and up for anything the next. Or frustration with yourself yet believing that it's possible to sort yourself out," explains Genders. Elsewhere 'You Can Talk To Me's delicate rolling melody and 'Serpent' once again showcase the playful, eclectic slant to Genders' songwriting prowess alongside an innate sense of crisp production and programming techniques.


    Never one to shirk away from those around him, Genders would be the first to call Diagrams, and particularly Chromatics, a collaborative process. Once again featuring a rolling cast of inspirational musicians the album includes vocals from, amongst friends and family members, The Smoke Fairies whilst the skilled brass and string arrangements come courtesy of Danyal Dhondy and Sam Ewens. 'London's greatest' drummers Karl Penney, and Cacophony drummer Fletcher Adams provide the beats whilst live band members Emma Black and Ben Malitskie lend their expertise of Baritone Saxophone and Viola. 'Brain' meanwhile, was co-written with long-time friend and collaborator Matt McKenzie and features an in utero recording of his son James' heartbeat.


    Yet it's the partnership with producer Leo Abrahams (Wild Beasts, David Byrne, Brian Eno, Jon Hopkins, Ed Harcourt, Marianne Faithful et al) that has truly brought Diagrams to life. After a long search, Abrahams was picked to piece all parts together and as a result Genders found himself writing songs that worked across a variety of production styles. "Leo's incredibly good at what he does and virtually all the impressive production and soundscaping is down to him. He's also an amazing guitarist and played some of my favourite guitar moments on the album."


    Who knows exactly what kind of relationships will inspire Genders next? Currently finding himself midst China's south central city of Changsha in Hunan as a Musician in Residence on behalf of the British Council and PRS foundation, life for Genders right now is all about new experiences, meeting new faces and learning from new friendships. "It feels like anything could happen from one day to the next. I'd like to record a Chinese version of 'Phantom Power' so that once I'm back in the UK I can reconnect with the music lovers I've met. I've heard lots of very poppy pop songs that incorporate both Chinese and English lyrics so I'd like to try my own twist on that."

    1. Phantom Power
    2. Gentle Morning Song
    3. Desolation
    4. Chromatics
    5. You Can Talk To Me
    6. Shapes
    7. Dirty Broken Bliss
    8. Serpent
    9. The Light & The Noise
    10. Brain
    11. Just A Hair's Breadth
    Diagrams
    $18.99
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