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Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005
First Time The Album Has Been Available On Vinyl
Double LP On Silver Colored Vinyl
"Satisfying like a 72-oz. steak or half
a case of beer: Knowing you should know
better just adds to the fun."
Their Law: The Singles 1990- 2005 was originally
released in 2005. The album features tracks form the
four XL albums Experience, Music For the Jilted Generation, Fat Of The Land and Always Outnumbered Never
Pitchfork gave the album a 9.1 upon it's release, and in
their review of the album, Entertainment Weekly said that
it "is here to remind us that the British electronic band
stamped out some of the most brutally powerful dance
music of the '90s."LP 1
2. Their Law
4. Out of Space
5. Smack My Bitch Up
8. Voodoo People
2. No Good
5. Everybody in the Place
6. One Love
7. Hotride$25.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Fat Of The LandFew albums were as eagerly anticipated as The Fat of the Land, the Prodigy's long-awaited follow-up to Music for the Jilted Generation. The Fat of the Land was touted as the album that would bring electronica/techno to a wide American audience; and indeed it went on to sell 2.8 million copies in the US. The Fat of the Land delivers exactly what anyone would expect: intense hip-hop-derived rhythms, imaginatively reconstructed samples, and meaningless shouted lyrics from Keith Flint and Maxim. Half of the album does sound quite similar to "Firestarter," especially when Flint is singing. Still, Liam Howlett is an inventive producer, and he can make songs like "Smack My Bitch Up" and "Serial Thrilla" kick with a visceral power, but he is at his best on the funky hip-hop of "Diesel Power" (which is driven by an excellent Kool Keith rap) and "Funky Shit," as wellas the mind-bending neo-psychedelia of "Narayan" (featuring guest vocals by Crispian Mills of Kula Shaker) and the bloodcurdling cover of L7's "Fuel My Fire," which features vocals by Republica's Saffron. All those guest vocalists mean something -- Howlett is at his best when he's writing for himself or others."Firestarter" and all of its rewrites capture the fire of the Prodigyat their peak, and the remaining songs have imagination that give the album weight. The Fat of the Land is damn good.1. Smack My Bitch Up
3. Diesel Power
4. Funky Shit
5. Serial Thrilla
10. Fuel My Fire$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Day Is My Enemy"I didn't plan this album to sound violent, it's just the sound that came out of the studio, a kind of build up over the last 4 years," says Liam Howlett of the upcoming LP. "The tension is buried deep in the music right from the rst drop. It's all about the sound having that sense of danger. That's what THE PRODIGY sound is about."1. The Day is My Enemy
3. Rebel Radio
4. Ibiza feat. Sleaford Mods
6. Wild Frontier
8. Beyond the Deathray
9. Rhythm Bomb feat. Flux Pavilion
11. Get Your Fight On
13. Invisible Sun
14. Wall Of Death$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Scorpio's Dance (4 Bonus Tracks)Remastered
Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band from The Hague that was at their peak in the sixties en seventies and gained major cross-Atlantic success!
The band was founded in 1967 and after recruiting vocalist Mariska Veres they soon became huge. With their single 'Venus' they became the first Dutch band ever to reach the first spot on the American Billboard Hot 100. The band had a series of subsequent hits but decided to call it a day in 1975. Their influence reached well beyond their generation: even bands like Nirvana and The Prodigy used Shocking Blue's 'Love Buzz'.
Although considered a singles-band, they released a couple of high quality albums. One of the best is Scorpio's Dance in many ways: Its cover has been chosen as one of the most legendary LP covers in Dutch pop history.
Our audiophile reissue boasts the original gatefold sleeve and contains 4 bonus tracks that were not available on the original LP editon.
* 180 grams audiophile vinyl
* Gatefold Sleeve
* 4 Bonus tracks1. Scorpio's Dance
2. Alaska County
3. Sally Was a Good Old Girl
4. Daemon Lover
5. Scorpio's Dance (Instrumental)
6. Little Cooling Planet
7. I Love Voodoo Music
8. Seven Is a Number in Magic
9. Keep It If You Want It
10. Water Boy
11. Send Me a Postcard (bonus)
12. Mighty Joe (bonus)
13. Hello Darkness (bonus)
14. Pickin' Tomatoes (bonus)$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Music For The Jilted GenerationThe Prodigy's response to the sweeping legislation and crackdown on raves contained in 1994's Criminal Justice Bill is an effective statement of intent.
Pure sonic terrorism, Music for the Jilted Generation employs the same rave energy that charged their debut but yokes it to a cause other than massive drug intake. Compared to their previous work, the sound is grubbier and less reliant on samples; the effect moved The Prodigy away from US influenced rave and acid house of the past and toward a uniquely UK vision of breakbeat techno that was increasingly allied to the invention of drum 'n bass.1. Intro
2. Break and Enter
3. Their Law
4. Full Throttle
5. Voodoo People
6. Speedway (Theme from Fastlane)
7. The Heat (The Energy)
9. No Good (Start the Dance)
10. One Love (Edit)
11. 3 Kilos
13. Claustrophobic Sting$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
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
5. Kill That Nigga (Kill That)
6. My Gats Spitting (feat. The Infamous Mobb)
8. Hey Luv (Anything) (feat. 112)
1. The Learning (Burn) (feat. Noyd)
2. Live Foul
3. Hurt Niggas (Hurt) (feat. Noyd)
4. Get At Me
5. I Won't Fall
7. Nothing Like Home (feat. Littles)
8. There I Go Again (feat. Ron Isley)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Pay Close Attention: XL RecordingsXL Recordings is a collaborative endeavour, and many people have contributed to its evolution.
In the song "Out Of Space", Liam Howlett of The Prodigy provided a blueprint when he sampled Kool Keith of Ultramagnetic MC's rapping these
words: "Pay Close Attention".
And whilst XL has never had any outside ownership, Gil Scott-Heron advised me not to even consider XL "independent"; because everything is
This compilation is an attempt to illustrate some of these connections.
Part 1 is the roots of XL; underground music, made for DJ's. These roots
are still growing.
Part 2 features some of the singular talents who have taken the label further
than we ever envisioned. There is no unifying genre, and I'll happily confess to aesthetic opportunism; hopefully the thread of originality is evident
We've never compromised. The rave music XL first became known for was
known as "hardcore"; that spirit continues.
To show our appreciation for your support: thank you DJ's.
And thank you also to the retailers, writers and of course, ravers.
-- Richard Russell, London, 20141. DJs Take Control - SL2
2. Out Of Space - The Prodigy
3. Don't Go (Kicks Like A Mule Mix) - Awesome 3
4. Sweet Harmony - Liquid
5. Piper - Jonny L
6. Gabriel (Live Garage Version) - Roy Davis Jr. feat Peven Everett
7. Destiny - Dem 2
8. Anytime - Nu-Birth
9. Jump N' Shout - Basement Jaxx
10. I Luv U - Dizzee Rascal
11. Igloo - Wiley
12. Hater - Various Production
13. Talkin The Hardest - Giggs
14. Wildfire (ft. Little Dragon) - SBTRKT
15. UK - Jamie xx
16. Firestarter - Prodigy
17. Fuck The Pain Away - Peaches
18. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
19. I Feel Just Like A Child - Devendra Banhart
20. Once Around The Block - Badly Drawn Boy
21. Seventeen Years - Ratatat
22. Paper Planes - M.I.A.
23. The Eraser - Thom Yorke
24. New York Is Killing Me - Gil Scott-Heron
25. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi - Radiohead
26. Yonkers - Tyler, The Creator
27. Sea Within A Sea - The Horrors
28. BTSTU (Edit) - Jai Paul
29. Please Forgive My Heart - Bobby Womack
30. Angels - The xx
31. Step - Vampire Weekend
32. Easy Easy - King Krule
33. Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Firestarter - Prodigy
Where's Your Head At - Basement Jaxx
Fell In Love With A Girl - The White Stripes
Fix Up, Look Sharp - Dizzee Rascal
BirdFlu - M.I.A.
A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
Lotus Flower - Radiohead
I'm New Here - Gil Scott-Heron
Yonkers - Tyler, The Creator
Someone Like You - Adele (Live From The Brits 2011)$69.99Vinyl LP + DVD - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Subtle SwingHank Garland's Subtle Swing LP, now sporting a sparkling new, period-era cover worthy of the album's greatness. A former country picker, Garland excelled when he decided to cut some jazz sides, accompanied here by vibraphone prodigy Gary Burton in a set that emphasizes Garland's knack for understated yet warm improvisational flourishes. We tracked down the vintage Sesac master tapes and are reissuing it on LP gems in lush 180-gram vinyl.1. What Am I To Do
2. Not For Me
3. You're Here Again
4. Just For Tonight
5. Pop Goes The Weasel
6. It's Love Of Course
7. Unless You're In Love
8. Close Your Eyes
9. Rainy Afternoon
10. Call D. Law$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Whirl (Awaiting Repress)Hersch's music: luxurious, free-flowing, unashamedly gorgeous jazz is idiosyncratically, unmistakably a creation of his own, David Hajdu wrote in a recent, riveting New York Times profile on Hersch's music and life. The piece detailed Hersch's recovery from a harrowing, near-death health battle and placed him in the forefront of contemporary, innovative jazz artists and chronicles his influence on many of today's brightest young musicians. Whirl is Hersch's first recording since undergoing intense physical therapy and achieving full recuperation.
Hersch is widely considered a genius on the piano. He moved to New York from Cincinnati in the 1970s, earning his credibility as a piano prodigy at Bradley's. His list of credits as a band leader, co-leader, sideman and soloist are astounding. He has worked extensively with jazz masters Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, and Jane Ira Bloom, Art Farmer, Toots Thielemans, Gary Burton, Bill Frisell, Sam Jones and Charlie Haden and has appeared on over 100 recordings. He is also a three-time Grammy nominee1. You're My Everything
2. Snow Is Falling
3. Blue Midnight
6. When Your Lover Has Gone
8. Sad Poet
9. Mrs. Parker of K.C.
10. Still Here$16.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
3rd AlbumShocking Blue was a Dutch rockband from The Hague that was at their peak in the sixties and seventies and gained major cross-Atlantic success. The band was founded in 1967 and after recruiting vocalist Mariska Veres they soon became huge. With their single 'Venus' they became the first Dutch band ever to reach the first spot on the American Billboard Hot 100. The band had a series of subsequent hits but decided to call it a day in 1975. Their influence reached well beyond their generation: even bands like Nirvana and The Prodigy used Shocking Blue's 'Love Buzz'.
'3rd Album' is strangely enough not their third full-length album but their fourth and was originally released in 1971. This reissue comes with six bonus tracks consisting of singles and b-sides and a gatefold sleeve.
-180 grams audiophile vinyl
-6 BonustracksSide A:
1. Shocking You
2. Velvet Heaven
3. Love Sweet Love
4. I Saw Your Face
5. Simon Lee And The Gang (Instrumental)
7. Never Married A Railroad Man *
8. Roll Engine Roll *
9. Waterloo *
1. Don't You See
2. The Bird Op Paradise
3. Moonlight Night
4. Sleepless At Midnight
5. I'll Follow The Sun
6. Blossom Lady *
7. Is This A Dream *
8. Poor Boy (Long Version) *
* = Bonustracks$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SongsThe takeover for English dubstep producer Rusko (aka Christopher Mercer) has only just begun! His 2010 debut, O.M.G!, replete with his signature bone-rattling bass and anthemic melodies, was a critical and commercial hit that cemented him as one of the most exciting artists on the modern dance music scene.
His peers have championed him and Diplo, Santigold and Switch have featured his tracks in DJ sets and mixes. His own productions and remixes include The Prodigy and Basement Jaxx and his live shows have been drawing rapturous crowds across the globe.
His new album and second overall, Songs, finds the dauntless artist at his absolute best with a set of tracks that will dominate festivals and dance-floors for the foreseeable future and beyond!1. Intro - Year 3000 Style
2. Somebody To Love
5. Love No More
7. Dirty Sexy
8. Be Free
10. Roll Da Beats (Old School Edition)
11. Mek More Green
12. Asda Car Park
13. Whistle Crew
14. M357$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Smoke Ring For My HaloPhiladelphia singer/songwriter Kurt Vile returns with his second proper album (2008s Childish Prodigy was a compendium of sorts). Smoke Ring For My Halo is a gorgeously layered record. Ranging from the tender breezy folk in Jesus Fever to the tuff urban guitar riff of Puppet To The Man, Viles distinctive Philly-accented vocal ties together a sweeping and evocative project, a true American psychedelic folk album.
This is no pastoral listening experience however, when Vile sings, society is my friend: he makes me lie down in a cool bloodbath, he sounds both exhausted and distanced from the ringing harmonics of his guitar and Mike Zanghis pounding drums. Even the gentler songs, such as On Tour and Babys Arms have a distinctly dark lyrical tone. The closest that Vile gets to some kind of acceptance is in the central track, the rueful In My Time, where he sings, I know when we get older, Im dying, but I got everything I need here now, and thats fine, now...thats fine.
Recorded at the Magic Shop by John Agnello, Smoke Ring For My Halo is a massive step forward for one of the countrys most beloved rock songwriters.1. Baby's Arms
2. Jesus Fever
3. Puppet To The Man
4. On Tour
5. Society Is My Friend
6. Runner Ups
7. In My Time
8. Peeping Tomboy
9. Smoke Ring For My Halo
10. Ghost Town$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A New Day Yesterday LiveImport
Something of an odd release, A New Day Yesterday Live documents the final date of a 60-day jaunt during blues guitar prodigy Joe Bonamassa's 2001 tour in support of his major-label debut bearing the same title, and (this is the odd part), released just a few months earlier. Just why his record company felt the need for it, then, is up for grabs (more promotion...thinking Bonamassa's virtuosity came across stronger in a live setting...who knows?), but what's clear is that the young guitarist's trio lacked nothing in terms of on-stage presence and performing tightness as compared to what was heard on said studio album. Their kinetic reinventions of oft-overlooked '70s rock classics such as Free's Walk in My Shadows and Jethro Tull's A New Day Yesterday instantly distinguish Bonamassa from teenage blues competitors such as the overly Stevie Ray Vaughan-reliant Kenny Wayne Shepherd or the more purist (and technically less dazzling) Jonny Lang, and his better-conceived originals (Colour & Shape, the wonderful Miss You Hate You) stand up under any circumstance -- but again, so what? Didn't listeners just buy their studio versions a few months ago? Yes, there's the additional benefit of extended jamming and incendiary guitar soloing to expand upon their themes, but suffice to say that this set need only be sought out by Bonamassa fanatics, or, in the event that they've yet to hear the studio version, first timers, too -- why not?
-All Music Guide1. Jam Intro
2. Cradle Rock
3. Stepping Out/Rice Pudding
4. A New Day Yesterday
5. Miss You, Hate You
6. Walk In My Shadows
7. I Know Where I Belong
8. Colour And Shape
9. Trouble Waiting
10. If Heartaches Were Nickels
11. Don't Burn Down That Bridge$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Water For Your SoulWater For Your Soul is a culmination in Joss Stone's travels in sound, demonstrating how the teen soul prodigy has blossomed into an artist of style and substance. This is an album that pulses with the liquid groove of reggae, dazzles with the mix and match sonic adventure of hip hop, shimmers with the exotic sounds of world music and delivers the emotional belt of R&. Most of the songs for Water For Your Soul had been written and demoed before Joss's Total World Tour began but widening horizons convinced her to completely rethink and recut the record. The sound expanded to include Indian tabla, Bengali lute, Bansuri flute, African and Asian percussion, plus gospel choirs, New Orleans horns and full orchestra. After various experiments, abandoned and revisited sessions, the final album was more or less completed in a 10 day frenzy, with strings being recorded in London, percussion in Hawaii and Joss pulling it together at her own Home Grown Studios in Devon.1. Love Me
2. This Ain t Love
3. Stuck On You
5. Let Me Breathe
6. Cut The Line
7. Wake Up
8. Way Oh
10. Molly Town
12. Harry's Symphony
13. Clean Water
14. The Answer$23.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
CelebrateTiny Moving Parts are back with their 3rd full length Celebrate. The band returned to the studio with their friend Greg Lindholm, who previously produced the band's first album, This Couch Is Long & Full Of Friendship, Tiny Moving Parts started with thirteen songs before whittling away the excess and finding the core in its ten song form. Formed by brothers Matthew and Billy Chevalier and cousin Dylan Mattheisen, the album blooms into optimism across its ten tracks, mixing modern guitar, sensitive songwriting, and high production with their unique flash of musical technicality. Celebrate starts with darker, sadder moments, like Happy Birthday and its story of being left, and fights to stay positive as it carries through. Prodigy which adds violin on the album to provide a new tone for the band to Breathe Deep that tells the story of a snow man trying to make it beyond winter and through summer over chipper, videogame-like guitar. Eventually, Celebrate blooms into full blown optimism on closer Minnow.1. Good Enough
2. Happy Birthday
5. Common Cold
6. Stay Warm
7. Breathe Deep
10. Minnow$16.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
High On YouImport
Sly Stone is a songwriter and record producer, mostly famous for his role as frontman for Sly and the Family Stone. The band played a critical role in the development of soul, funk, rock, and psychedelics in the 1960s and '70s.
Sly Stone was identified as a musical prodigy at a young age. By the time he was seven, Sylvester had already become proficient on the keyboards and by the age of eleven he had mastered the guitar, bass, and drums as well. While still in high school, Sylvester had settled primarily on the guitar and joined a number of high school bands.
The most talented musician I know is Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins told Mojo magazine (March 2002 issue). He's more talented than anybody I ever have seen - he's amazing. I worked with him in Detroit from 1981 to '83, and to see him just fooling around, playing, jamming, is a whole other trip. He's the most amazing musician.
In 1993 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the group.
High On You (1975) is the first solo album by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone. For the most part, Stone performed a large part of the instrumentation for each song on his own by using multi-tracking. The album prominently features vocalist Rudy Love and includes the singles I Get High on You, Le Lo Li and Crossword Puzzle.1. I Get High On You
2. Crossword Puzzle
3. That's Lovin' You
4. Who Do You Love?
5. Green Eyed Monster Girl
7. Le Lo Li
8. My World
9. So Good To Me
10. Greed$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Russian Orchestral MusicRussian Orchestal Music - Barenboim - Chicago Symphony Orchestra on 180g Import LP
"There is no one quite like Daniel Barenboim today in the music world. General music director of the Berlin State Opera and its orchestra, the Berlin Staatskapelle; principal guest conductor at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan; formerly music director of the Chicago Symphony and the Orchestre de Paris; for years a conductor at the Bayreuth and Salzburg festivals; a champion of new music since the 1950s; a chamber musician who has performed with every great singer and instrumentalist in half a century, from Gregor Piatigorsky and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau to his late wife, the cellist Jacqueline du PrÉ, and the bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, Mr. Barenboim was a child prodigy who remains, despite a full-time conducting career, a towering figure at the keyboard." - Michael Kimmelman, New York Times
Here, the 2003 Grammy-winner conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in performances of Borodin's Polovtsian Dances, Mussorgsky's Night On The Bald Mountain, and Rimsky-Korssakoff's Russian Easter Overture and Capriccio Espagnol. 180g vinyl pressing from Clearaudio.
"Beautiful though their melodies remain, the "Polovtsian Dances" mean less when, as here, deprived of voices. This is a very animated performance, however, with fine playing by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and first-class recording, everything being absolutely distinct in well-proportioned stereo, and with virtually no tape hiss. Stich points have even more importance than usual in items like those by Rimsky-Korsakov, which are mainly studies in orchestral colour." - Gramophone/1977
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra1. Alexander Borodin - Polovtsian Dances - from the Opera "Prince Igor"
2. Nikolai Rimsky-Korssakoff - Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36 - on Liturgical Themes for Large Orchestra
3. Modest Mussorgsky - Night On The Bald Mountain, Op. post. - Concert Fantasy for Large ORchestra
4. Nikolai Rimsky-Korssakoff - Capriccio espagnol op. 34
I. Alborada: vivo e strepitoso
II. Variazioni: Andante con moto
III. Alborada: vivo e strepitoso
IV. Scena e Canto gitano: Allegretto
V. Fandango asturiano$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Imagene Peise - Atlas Eets ChristmasATLAST EETS CHRISTMAS was previously released in a very limited physical quantity on CD only under the pseudonym Imagene Peise (with a sticker that read Love Is The Answer - Merry Christmas From The Flaming Lips 2007). The pseudonym Imagene Peise is a John Lennon-esque spelling of Imagine Peace, ala Lennon's wonsaponatime, and likewise the album title sounds-out At last, it's Christmas. The alias credits are similarly punning: Imagene Peise - Piano Ominog Bangh - Laughing/Crying Glider Synthesizer Shineyu Bhupal - Drones, Sitar, and Baritone Tambura.
From the Flaming Lips' presumably vast vault of curiosities comes Atlas Eets Christmas, a psych-jazz piano album that originally appeared in a very limited run under the pseudonym Imagene Peise during the 2007 holiday season. Billed as a lost album by a mysterious young Iraqi piano prodigy name Peise who committed suicide in 1978, the album plays like the soundtrack to some sort of unearthed educational filmstrip where science meets Santa.
The same could be said about much of the Lips' more experimental output, which does include other Yuletide offerings, most notably the soundtrack to their 2008 film Christmas on Mars. Almost entirely instrumental and buried under the weight of a fabricated faux-vinyl crackle, Atlas frames their lovely piano arrangements of such classics as Winter Wonderland, Do You Hear What I Hear?, and White Christmas with buzzing sitars, spacy electronic noises, distant synths, and the band's hallmark Mellotron drones.
The result is a warmly intended yet moon-cold Christmas album that is still surprisingly pleasant. Although Wayne Coyne does make his presence known singing lead on the Vince Guaraldi-esque title cut (most likely through an old telephone from his home office on Mars), this largely seems to be the baby of multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd, whose graceful piano playing makes up the bulk of this unusual venture.1. Winter Wonderland
2. Silver Bells
3. Christmas Laughing Waltz (including Jingle Bells)
4. Silent Night
5. Atlas Eets Christmas
6. Do You Hear What I Hear?
7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
8. White Christmas (Binson Echorec Sleigh Ride)
9. Frosty The Snowman
10. Christmas Kindness Song
11. The Christmas Song$9.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Silver KobaltIn between work for Björk, The Cinematic Orchestra and Anoushka Shankar, the prodigious Hang player and percussionist Manu Delago has inked a deal with Tru Thoughts to release his own new album, 'Silver Kobalt'. The ambitious LP draws lines from pop to the avant-garde.
Aged just 30, Manu Delago is the world's leading Hang player (with 5 million YouTube views for his DIY performance video "Mono Desire") and possesses equally virtuosic skills as a percussionist and drummer alongside ever maturing instincts as a songwriter and producer. The accessible yet startlingly original sound of 'Silver Kobalt' draws on the experience and ideas built up by the London based Austrian native across a high-flying and diverse career to date. From overachieving teenaged rock bands, through extensive classical training; from his exploits at the cutting edge of art pop as the lynchpin of Björk's band, to a London Symphony Orchestra commission which saw him playfully subverting their expectations; this endlessly curious artist has been honing his own style rich in melody, wit and invention.
The title, 'Silver Kobalt', plays on the strangely linked themes of magnets, goblins and human behaviour. Throwing a pair of small magnets in the air one day, Delago recorded their frantic, thrumming sound for the track "Plus Minus"; he also experimented with the detuning effect of a magnet on the Hang. Magnet fascination deepening, he read that some rare elements are permanently magnetised, of which one is cobalt. Then, up popped the pleasing story that cobalt was actually named after the German word for 'goblin' ('kobold') by hapless silver miners who suspected little kobolds had taken all the silver and left them with this substance. Further reading revealed also that all humans contain cobalt which we need to survive. "I really enjoyed this string of information", he says. "As well as this fun idea of little goblins within us, it really struck a chord because I had been thinking a lot about attraction and repulsion - what makes people magnetically drawn to some things, away from others - and that is a strong theme in the music. 'Silver Kobalt' tied it all together."
Tying together the many sonic threads is co-producer Matt Robertson (Björk, The Prodigy, The Streets, Bat For Lashes), following his work on Delago's acclaimed 2013 LP 'Bigger Than Home', the record on which he began to truly develop his current sound. This is a sound that revolves around the unique timbre of the Hang, but encompasses much more, from acoustic percussion, bassoon, piano and chimes to multi-layered beats and a variety of synths.
The hypnotic, nursery rhyme-like Hang melody of lead single "Disgustingly Beautiful" feat. Isa Kurz opens the album; the affecting vocals of Kurz (also the pianist and violinist on record and in the live outfit Manu Delago Handmade) ride a bass-heavy undercurrent, with added beats from Grammy nominated producer j.viewz. On the spiky yet melodically catchy "Plus Minus", the aforementioned magnet theme is extended into the composition, with two main lines that are pulled together and pushed apart. "Drumheart feat. Anil Sebastian" is pristine bassy pop lifted onto another plane by the haunting, androgynous vocals of the up-and-coming singer.
Stealthily moving into a fascinating instrumental section, "Down to the Summit" (which, unusually, uses the Indian drone instrument Surpeti for harmony) leads to the punchy, subby Hang sound and four-handed piano tinkering of "Wandering Around" and on to the joyful "Simon is Psychling", which calls to mind a DJ with speakers on a bike, circling a big field, one lap bringing a bassoon solo, another an industrial noise-fest. Restoring calm, "Sun In The North feat. Isa Kurz" is a potent lyrical snapshot from a day on the beach on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, its rhythms inspired by playing with Indian musicians there. Cobalt gets its glory in the shape-shifting "Chemical Reaction feat. Rahel", and the lovelorn "Dearest" was conceived on tour in Australia where Delago captured the fairytale vocals of celebrated Australian folk singer Katie Noonan. "Almost Thirty", in Delago's words, "draws a bow from Eurotrash Dance Music to Austrian folk music, with some brainy immature rhythm ejaculations in between"; a banger that skirts the border between strange-town and club-land, it is a thrilling way to see out both his third decade on Earth and the album.
Having been given his first drum kit aged two, also learning the accordion and piano in childhood, Manu Delago was a professional performer by his teens, but it was in 2003, when he began playing the Hang - an enchanting new sound sculpture from Switzerland - that he discovered his passion for writing music. On graduating from the university Mozarteum in Innsbruck, he moved to London and studied at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Trinity College of Music. With this pedigree, the lessons learned from collaborating with his heroes, and influences from The Prodigy to Bon Iver, Michael Jackson to Stravinsky and Beyonce to Rage against the Machine, his music is as impeccably realised as it is impossible to classify. Delago has featured heavily in the world's media, having toured on six continents and played festivals including Shambala, Green Man, Haldern Pop, Reeperbahn, Eurosonic and Popfest Vienna.1. Disgustingly Beautiful feat. Isa Kurz
2. Plus Minus
3. Drumheart feat. Anil Sebastian
4. Down to the Summit
5. Wandering Around
6. Simon is Psychling [sic]
7. Sun in the North feat. Isa Kurz
8. Dearest feat. Katie Noonan$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
G I R LRedefining cool for a new generation, Pharrell Williams is a creative force, using music, fashion, and design to express his distinctive style. From his beginnings as a teenage prodigy and multi-instrumentalist in Virginia Beach back in the early '90s, through enough hits to earn him Billboard's Producer of the Decade in 2010, to his current status as multi-media superstar, Williams has never stopped creating. Starting his producing career as one half of The Neptunes with Chad Hugo, Williams has helped create such classics as Daft Punk's Get Lucky, Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, Nelly's Hot in Herre, Jay-Z's I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me), Britney Spears's I'm A Slave 4 U, and Justin Timberlake's Like I Love You.
With over 100 million copies of his productions sold, his music sounds like something no one else has thought of just yet. He's also created a new way of looking at established stars like SnoopDogg, Madonna, and even the Rolling Stones. Over four albums, Williams and Hugo along with Shae Haley created an unpredictable hybrid as part of the alt-rock/hip-hop group N.E.R.D. His prolific body of work also ranges from designing a sculpture with Tokyo-born artist Takashi Murakami to accessories and jewelry for luxury goods brands Louis Vuittonand Moncler. Now, with his latest venture i am OTHER a multi-media creative collective that serves as an umbrella for all his endeavors, including Billionaire Boys Club & ICECREAM apparel, textile company Bionic Yarn and dedicated YouTube channel Williams' vision continues to push pop culture forward.
G I R L is Pharrell's highly anticipated new album, and features the hit single, Happy, an international phenomenon and radio smash. Happy was first featured on Despicable Me 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). It is nominated for an OSCAR this year for Best Original Song, and Pharrell will perform Happy on the OSCARs on March 2nd, on ABC.
Happy has sold more than 2.3 million tracks worldwide, and has topped the chart in more than 175 countries. Currently in the US, the song generates over 120 million weekly audience impressions across 6 radio formats - Top 40, Rhythm, Hot AC, Urban, Urban AC, and AAA. Happy has also just been certified Platinum.
In addition to the excitement of Pharrell's new album, he just took home four Grammy Awards, including including Producer of the Year, Album of the Year for Daft Punk s Random Access Memories, and Record of the Year as well as Best Pop Duo/Performance for Daft Punk's Get Lucky.1. Marilyn Monroe
2. Brand New (feat. Justin Timberlake)
6. Come Get It Bae (feat. Miley Cyrus)
7. Gust Of Wind (feat. Daft Punk)
8. Lost Queen
9. I Know Who You Are (feat. Alicia Keys)
10. It Girl$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDI-BUT-4974xCarolina Eyck & Christopher Tarnow
Improvisations For Theremin And PianoAn album as unique as it is hauntingly beautiful, this collection of improvised pieces by theremin prodigy Carolina Eyck and fellow Leipzig-based pianist Christopher Tarnow is the only album of its kind. Recorded in close collaboration with producer Allen Farmelo, these tracks truly challenge the accepted rules of any genre. The music carries the harmonic sophistication of classical, the quasi-atonal sensibilities of Coltrane and an unexpected sense of wonder and play.
Yet there is a darkness that lurks between the notes, a haunted sensibility informed by the production team's near miss of a lethal pedestrian-car accident that killed a young boy just days before the sessions. It's a feeling they couldn't shake, and it lingers in the music, adding depth and power to Eyck and Tarnow's virtuosic command of their instruments.
Eyck studied Theremin from the young age of 7 with Lydia Kavina, who developed the early technique with the now legendary student of Leon Theremin himself, Clara Rockmore. By age 14 Eyck had developed her own technique, which she published at age 17 in one of the most influential instruction books on the instrument, The Art of Playing the Theremin. Her technique is generally regarded as the most advanced in the world.
Farmelo's Producer's Notes provide both context for the theremin itself as well as insight into the way this team intentionally broke down the roles of composer, instrumentalist and producer in order to arrive at an egalitarian collaboration that would result in music borne directly from Eyck's own instinctual sense of her unique instrument. Rarely does one hear a performer from within the classical tradition play with such expressive freedom, and the team decided to leave all the music unedited in order to preserve that quality.
The broader goals of this album are to help free the theremin from the confines of stereotypes built up through Hollywood's sci-fi and horror soundtracks, as well as through the more recent adoption of the instrument into the noisier side of electronic music. Improvisations for Theremin and Piano presents the instrument's most virtuosic performer in an exceptionally candid and heartfelt recording.1. Earth and Sky
2. Somber Waking Up
3. 10.000 Bells
4. A Whale in Love
5. Dancing Fairy
6. Quiet Snowfall
7. Deep in the Earth
8. Haunted Ballerina$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
It's Time For TinaEveryone's favorite red-haired castaway and star of Gilligan's Island, the lovely Tina Louise, shows off her prodigious talents on this rarely heard collection of late night lounge classics - featuring Coleman Hawkins on sax!1. Tonight Is the Night
2. Hands Across The Table
3. Snuggled On Your Shoulder
4. Embraceable You
5. I'm In the Mood for Love
6. Baby, Won't You Say You Love Me
7. It's Been a Long, Long Time
8. Hold Me
9. I Wanna Be Loved
10. Let's Do It
11. How Long Has This Been Going On?
12. Goodnight My Love$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
For TrueSince the release of their Grammy-nominated 2010 debut album, Backatown, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have grown creatively while winning hordes of new fans performing nonstop on five continents. Their new Verve Forecast album, For True, offers substantive proof of their explosive growth, further refining the signature sound Troy Trombone Shorty Andrews has dubbed Supafunkrock.
The band: Mike Ballard on bass, Pete Murano on guitar, Joey Peebles on drums, Dwayne Williams on percussion, Dan Oestreicher on baritone sax and Tim McFatter on tenor sax, stirs together old-school New Orleans jazz, funk and soul, laced with hard-rock power chords and hip-hop beats, and they've added some tangy new ingredients on For True as they keep pushing the envelope, exploring new musical territory.
Andrews wrote or co-wrote all 14 tracks on the new album, including collaborating with the legendary Lamont Dozier on Encore, while this time playing as much trumpet as trombone, as well as organ, drums, piano, keys, synth bass and percussion. Indeed, he played every part on the swaying, Latin-tinged Unc. He's also come into his own as a singer, honoring the hallowed legacy of the great soul men of the 1960s and '70s. Like its predecessor, the new album turns on a rare combination of virtuosity and high-energy, party-down intensity.
Among the special guests are longtime NOLA cohorts like Ivan and Cyril Neville (who bring their trademark sound to Nervis); Galactic's Ben Ellman, reprising his producer's role on Backatown (percussion on opener Buckjump, harmonica on Big 12) and Stanton Moore (drumming on Lagniappe Part 1 and Part 2); bounce rapper 5th Ward Weebie and the Rebirth Brass Band (who team up on Buckjump) and Troy's longtime friend Charles Smith (who adds percussion to the same track).
The album also bears the fruit of more recent relationships Lenny Kravitz (who plays bass on Roses), has the longest-standing bond with Andrews, discovering the then-teenage prodigy in 2005 and taking him on tour with his band. Kid Rock (whose vocal is featured on Mrs. Orleans) came out to see Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at an outdoor show early this year in NOLA, and a month later Troy joined the star onstage at Jazz Fest.
Andrews played with Warren Haynes (whose eruptive solo further heats up Encore) at his annual benefit and again at the guitarist's Mahalia Jackson Theatre all-star event during this year's Jazz Fest. Ledisi (who sings on Then There Was You), met Troy at the 2010 Grammys, later came out to see him in New Orleans and was later featured in a segment for the landmark Red Hot + New Orleans at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, for which Andrews served as musical director. His relationship with Jeff Beck (check out his blistering solo on Do to Me) has also blossomed since the guitar legend came to Troy's late-night post-Jazz Fest show at Tipitina's in 2010.1. Buckjump
3. For True
4. Do To Me
5. Lagniappe (Part 1)
6. The Craziest Thing
7. Dumaine St.
8. Mrs. Orleans
11. Big 12
13. Then There Was You
14. Lagniappe (Part 2)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
RemissionMastodon, featuring ex-members of Today is the Day, Lethargy, and Social Infestation, awaken the slumbering heavy music scene on their debut full-length Remission. The band's prodigious ability bridges the soulful and technical as Herculean yet incisive songwriting is effortlessly fused with an expansive and emotive tenor. Creative, distinct, graceful and strong, Mastodon's Remission features the traits of a benchmark release, a standard to which others have been measured by.1. Crusher Destroyer
2. March Of The Fire Ants
3. Where Strides The Behemoth
5. Ol'e Nessie
6. Burning Man
8. Trampled Under Hoof
10. Mother Puncher
11. Elephant Man$24.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now