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Black Rain - Dark Pool

Black Rain

Dark Pool

Blackest Ever Black

Produced in New York City by Stuart Argabright, Black Rain’s founder and figurehead, Dark Pool is a work of hard-edged sonic fiction rooted in cyberpunk’s quintessential neo-noir cityscape/dataspace but projecting into a farther future of biotechnological advancement and alienation.

HHY & The Macumbas - SILO001

HHY & The Macumbas

Throat Permission Cut

Silo

The Macumbas range from four to ten players on stage, presenting frantic and enigmatic live shows which bring to mind the film works of Kenneth Anger, the cross continental Dubbing of Adrian Sherwood as well as the raw trance inducing rhythms of Haiti and North Africa.

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Further

Where Were You Then?

Bad Paintings

The Rademaker brothers along with Josh went on to form Beachwood Sparks and The Tyde respectively, Kevin Fitzgerald became the drummer for the Circle Jerks and the west coast lo-fi California indie rock sound actually became a thing with the kids.

Black Moth - Condemned To Hope

Black Moth

Condemned To Hope

New Heavy Sounds

Their long awaited second album, produced like their first by Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Cramps) takes their kaleidoscopic heaviosity and sepulchral style to a whole new plateau of riff-driven dementia.

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Goat

Commune

Rocket Recordings

Commune continues on with World Music’s acidic grooves, hypnotic incantations, and serpentine guitar lines but also introduces a darker, more angry edge to the band, not seen before on previous releases.

Bob Mould

Bob Mould

Beauty & Ruin

Merge Records

Beauty & Ruin packs a staggering lifetime’s worth of emotion and experience into a 36-minute package sure to be hailed as a landmark addition to Bob’s formidable body of work.

BJM-Revelation

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Revelation

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“The music I want to hear doesn’t exist unless I create it.” Anton Newcombe NME ‘In the Studio’

“The unlikely but lovely sound of a plan coming together.” Q

“As notorious as he is prolific.” Record Collector

Print

Various Artists

Hyperdub 10.1

Hyperdub

“No label has more vibrantly reflected the morphing spirit of underground dance music.” Trap

“Shatters any doubts over the label’s continuing vitality.” Clash

“Two rambunctious hours of uptemp bolts of energy.” NME

Sleaford Mods - Divide And Exit [HARBINGER121]

Sleaford Mods

Divide and Exit

Harbinger Sound

“Sometimes, in times of complacency, what we really need is a band to rock up and tell everyone to fuck off.” NME

“Sleaford Mods’ world exists on a borderland between coherent and cryptic.” Mojo

“Toilets are an Inspiration.” Mojo Q&A

Fu Manchu

Fu Manchu

Gigantoid

At The Dojo

After almost 25 years together, Scott Hill and company return with their first full-length album in close to five years.  Features a slightly more primitive, raw and ultra fuzzed-out sound than previous releases.

Jack Ruby

Jack Ruby

Hit and Run

Saint Cecilia Knows

“Jack Ruby occupy a place right between early seventies street rock, post Roxy/Hawkwind synthesis and the future sound of Punk and No Wave.”  Jon Savage.

Withered Hand New Gods

Withered Hand

New Gods

Fortuna POP!

The eleven meditations on love, fidelity and transience therein see Willson’s songwriting hit dizzying heights: by turns confessional and melancholy, raucous and life-affirming; his trademark dark humour turned down a wee notch; life, in all its many facets, turned up to full.

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Public Image Limited

This is PiL

PiL Official

“This Is PiL sees a shape-shifting band that has now evolved into a mischievous and settled four-piece. ” The Quietus

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Wire

Change Becomes Us

Pink Flag

“It seemed like a good idea at the time…,” begins the explanation of Wire’s original motivation for ‘Change Becomes Us’

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Band of Holy Joy

Easy Listening

Exotic Pylon

“a defiantly old –school manifesto – a beautiful kick-ass collection of brilliantly sculpted, profoundly resonant, captivating, thrilling, devastating SONGS”

Sleaford Mods - Austerity Dogs HARBINGER106

Sleaford Mods

Austerity Dogs

Harbinger Sound

Born out of part frustration and part accident, it quickly found its feet as an aggressive verbal onslaught on all that is contrived and connected to the day-to-day hammer of low paid employment and domestic situations arising from that trap.

Goat - Live Ballroom

Goat

Live Ballroom Ritual

Rocket

“They’re truly representing the Muslim, Haitian and, um, Hogwarts population of Sweden.” - NME, 14/12/13

 

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Burial

Rival Dealer

Hyperdub

Comprised of three new pieces with a total running time of 28 minutes, available on 180g 12″ vinyl, jewel-case CD, and digital download.

 

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Black Rain - Dark Pool HHY & The Macumbas - SILO001 Further WWYT_small
Further WWYT_small Black Moth - Condemned To Hope Goat_Commune
BJM-Revelation Print Sleaford Mods - Divide And Exit [HARBINGER121] Fu Manchu

Highlights:

 

  • Glen Campbell – Ghost on the Canvas (Surfdog)
  • Journey – Revelation (Frontiers)
  • Burial – Untrue (Hyperdub)
  • White Stripes – White Blood Cells (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
  • Goat – World Music (Rocket Recordings)
  • Public Image Limited – This is P.i.L. (PiL Official)
  • Public Service Broadcast – Inform Educate & Entertain (Test Card Recordings)
  • Pains of Being Heart – Self Titled (Fortuna POP!)

 

Knowledge-base:

 

  • Digital & physical retail distribution and marketing
  • Product management & planning

 

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