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    Reality

    Available On Vinyl For The First Time!


    12 Page Booklet


    Reality, the 26th album of David Bowie (2003) followed up on the heavily successful formula of Heathen [MOVLP470], combining influences of Bowie's Seventies' past (say, from Heroes to Scary Monsters) with a contemporary new millennium vibe. David produced this album together with Tony Visconti, the dream team that also made Heathen a true work of art, resulting in yet another surefire production and memorable songs. The album made it to the top 30 of the Billboard 200, and set the course for great Bowie albums to follow.


    Released in a time when vinyl popularity was at an all-time low, Reality never saw its proper official vinyl release. Until now. Each unit contains a 12-page booklet with lyrics and artwork.

    1. New Killer Star
    2. Pablo Picasso
    3. Never Get Old
    4. The Loneliest Guy
    5. Looking For Water
    6. She'll Drive The Big Car
    7. Days
    8. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
    9. Try Some, Buy Some
    10. Reality
    11. Bring Me The Disco King
    David Bowie
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  • Sound And Vision (7 Single) Sound And Vision (7 Single) Quick View

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    Sound And Vision (7 Single)


    40th Anniversary 7 Picture Disc


    Originally released in the UK on February 11th, 1977, SOUND AND VISION was taken from the groundbreaking album Low,the first of the so-called Berlin Trilogy of albums. The song gave its name to Bowie's anthology boxed set and it's accompanying greatest hits tour in 1990 and is the only track actually performed by him in his stage play Lazurus.


    The A-side features a brand new remaster of the track and the flip side sees the first physical release of the 2013 remix of the song. The stripped back remix by Sonjay Prabhakar was originally done for a Sony Experia advertisement and utilizes the original lead vocals and Mary Hopkin's backing vocal with a new piano part.

    1. Sound And Vision (2017 Remastered Version)
    2. Sound And Vision (2013)
    David Bowie
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  • Low Symphony Low Symphony Quick View

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    Low Symphony

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    Available On Vinyl For The First Time


    Low Symphony, composed by Philip Glass in the spring of 1992, is based on the record Low by David Bowie and Brian Eno, first released in 1977. Glass took themes from three of the instrumentals on the original and, combining them with his own material, used them as the basis of three movements of the Low Symphony. Movement One comes from Subterraneans, Movement Two from Some Are, which was not featured on Bowie's original recording, and Movement Three from Warszawa.


    The Low Symphony was performed by the Brooklyn Philharmonic orchestra under the batons of Dennis Russell Davies, principal conductor, and Karen Kamensek, assistant conductor. Philip Glass allowed ideas of Bowie and Brian Eno, who worked together on Low, to influence how he worked on the music, leading to surprising musical conclusions and becoming a real collaboration between the music of all three maestros. This is the first ever vinyl issue of Low Symphony!

    1. Subterraneans
    2. Some Are
    3. Warszawa
    Philip Glass
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  • Burnin' Sky (Deluxe) Burnin' Sky (Deluxe) Quick View

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    Burnin' Sky (Deluxe)

    During the summer of 1976, the band returned to France yet again to record 12 songs for what would become Burnin Sky. They chose Château d HÉrouville as the studio, which is where David Bowie would record Low later that same year. Burnin Sky was released in March 1977, and broke into the Top 20 in both the U.K. and U.S.


    The BURNIN SKY: DELUXE EDITION bonus LP features unreleased versions of nearly every song on the album, including alternative takes and mixes of Man Needs A Woman and Morning Sun, plus the full version of Too Bad. The session tapes also unearthed Unfinished Story, a song that was completed, but never released.

    LP 1
    1. Burnin Sky
    2. Morning Sun
    3. Leaving You
    4. Like Water
    5. Knapsack (The Happy Wanderer)
    6. Everything I Need
    7. Heartbeat
    8. Peace Of Mind
    9. Passing Time
    10. Too Bad
    11. Man Needs Woman
    12. Master Of Ceremony


    LP 2
    1. Burnin Sky (Alternative Vocal & Guitar)
    2. Morning Sun (Acoustic Version)
    3. Leaving You (Alternative Vocal)
    4. Like Water (Rough Mix)
    5. Knapsack (The Happy Wanderer) (Early Run Through)
    6. Everything I Need (Rough Mix)
    7. Peace Of Mind (Alternative Version)
    8. Passing Time (Alternative Vocal)
    9. Man Needs Woman (Alternative Vocal & Guitar)
    10. Too Bad (Full Version)
    11. Man Needs Woman (Early Version, Mick Ralphs Vocal)
    12. Unfinished Story (Previously Unreleased)

    Bad Company
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    Forget The Mantra

    Nightlands is the recording project of Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist Dave Hartley. The music he creates in his bedroom is itself a bed of delicate, chiming strings and bubbling synths beneath a blanket of choral vocal arrangements. Its dreamy in the literal sense, the seeds for the album were sown when Hartley began archiving musical ideas that occurred in his sleep with a simple bedside tape recorder. As a result his debut album Forget the Mantra is, in essence, a field recording of Hartleys dreams, a travel journal through pop music and a collection of psych-hymns from the first human lunar colony. The songs sound both huge and intimate, breathy and cavernous like massive echoes of a faraway concert. Its the big, shadow music from just across the lake.



    The album deals with themes of anxiety, fear and the limits of concentration. Therein, it mines Hartleys personal history as often as it does influences The Beach Boys, The Traveling Wilburys and Hawkwind. Side A pulses with layers of tom tom drums on wide-open standout slow jam 300 Clouds and nimbly-picked acoustic melodies on Suzerain (A Letter to the Judge), like Crosby, Stills & Nash gone comsic-kraut. The songs roll and gallop then stop to breathe, always exhaling with what sounds like a thousand voices. Through its experimental back half, reminiscent of Bowies Low or Kate Bushs The Ninth Wave from Hounds of Love, full of vocal samples from Hartleys real life, the more pop-leaning front end is given greater context, like a close study of a plants blossom before traveling down through its root architecture.



    Hartley, who for years has been a prolific sideman in many Philadelphia ensembles (most notably The War on Drugs), laid these songs to tape on a Tascam 388 iover several months, inviting friends along for feedback and ultimately, some additional tracking.

    1. Forget the Mantra
    2. 300 Clouds
    3. Suzerain (A Letter to the Judge)
    4. God What Have I
    5. 'Til I Die
    6. Glass Vacuum
    7. A Walk in Cheong, 1969
    8. WFMS, 1993
    9. Longways Homebound, 2010
    10. Slowtrain
    11. Fly, Neanderthal
    Nightlands
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  • The Idiot The Idiot Quick View

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    The Idiot

    The Idiot is the debut solo album by American rock singer Iggy Pop. It was the first of two LPs released in 1977 which Pop wrote and recorded in collaboration with David Bowie. Sessions for the album were begun prior to the recording of the first installment in Bowie's Berlin Trilogy, Low (1977), and The Idiot has thus been called the unofficial beginning of Bowie's Berlin period. Drawing on the electronic sounds of German groups such as Kraftwerk, The Idiot is a departure from the hard rock of Pop's former band the Stooges and has been compared to Bowie's contemporaneous albums in its treated instrument sounds and introspective atmosphere.


    The album is regarded by critics as one of Pop's best works but is not generally considered representative of his output. Its title was inspired by Dostoyevsky's novel The Idiot, three of the participants in the recording-Bowie, Pop and Tony Visconti-being familiar with the book. The album has been characterized as a major influence on subsequent post-punk, industrial, and gothic artists.

    1. Sister Midnight
    2. Nightclubbing
    3. Funtime
    4. Baby
    5. China Girl
    6. Dum Dum Boys
    7. Tiny Girls
    8. Mass Production
    Iggy Pop
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  • Heathen Heathen Quick View

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    Heathen


    The David Bowie/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!


    David Bowie's 2002 Masterwork Album!


    Produced By David Bowie & Tony Visconti


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso - Pressed At R.T.I.


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl & Tri-Fold Cover Presentation


    Featuring Pete Townsend, Dave Grohl Tony Levin, & Carlos Alomar


    David Bowie is truly a gift to rock music fans everywhere. There will
    never be another David Bowie, an artistic genius who has enthralled
    generations of aspiring musicians and music lovers the world over with
    the many fine recordings and concert tours he's created seamlessly for
    many years.


    Celebrating over four decades in the music business, this English
    native initially captivated millions of kids in the 70's with his Ziggy Stardust
    persona. He drove the rockers mad with his stellar concerts and dynamic
    presence on the stage. As David moved on and started venturing into other
    fields of music, film and art, he soon emerged as one of the early founders
    of alternative and ambient music with albums like Low and Heroes. At the
    turn of the millennium, Bowie scored a new legion of fans with more harder
    edged recordings like his 2002 multi-platinum masterwork Heathen.


    Heathen kicks things off with the hard rock guitar sounds on Sunday.
    This radio and fan favorite graced the alternative and college radio stations
    and helped bolster even further the rest of the Lp with follow up hits like
    the tour de force Slow Burn featuring the legendary Pete Townsend, and a
    stellar revisit of Neil Young's I've Been Waiting For You featuring the guitar
    work of Dave Grohl. All in all, a truly remarkable album which paved the
    way to a whole new level of fans as David Bowie continues to be a major
    force in the music of now and forever.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary David Bowie,
    as we've been releasing his fine recordings on our label. That is why
    we are so very proud to announce another first installment in The David
    Bowie/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary
    masterpiece Heathen.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (David Bowie/Jeff Beck/Deep
    Purple) for the first time on audiophile vinyl, David Bowie's Heathen will
    truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile
    Vinyl titles in quite some time.


    To celebrate David Bowie's amazing career, we further enhance this
    limited anniversary edition with a stunning tri-fold cover featuring the
    original artwork elements as well as being pressed by R.T.I on translucent
    blue vinyl.


    Everyone Says Hi!

    1. Sunday
    2. Cactus
    3. Slip Away
    4. Slow Burn
    5. Afraid
    6. I've Been Waiting For You
    7. I Would Be Your Slave
    8. I Took A Trip In A Gemini Spaceship
    9. 5:15 The Angel's Have Gone
    10. Everyone Says 'Hi'
    11. A Better Future
    12. Heathen (The Rays)
    David Bowie
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  • Be My Wife (40th Anniversary Picture Disc) Be My Wife (40th Anniversary Picture Disc) Quick View

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    Be My Wife (40th Anniversary Picture Disc)

    40th Anniversary 7 Picture Disc


    Originally released in the UK in June 1977 BE MY WIFE was the 2nd and last single to be taken from the groundbreaking album LOW, the first of the so-called Berlin Trilogy of albums. The video for the track, which was Bowie s first since 1973 s Life On Mars?, was directed by Stanley Dorfman the original producer & director of the BBC s Top of The Pops.


    The AA of the 7 picture disc is a previously unreleased live version of the instrumental LOW track ART DECADE recorded in Perth, Australia in 1978 during the ISOLAR II tour.

    1. Be My Wife (2017 Remastered Version)
    2. Art Decade (Live Perth '78)
    David Bowie
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  • A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982) (Box Set) (Pre-Order) A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982) (Box Set) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982) (Box Set) (Pre-Order)

    DAVID BOWIE 'A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 - 1982)' is the third in a series of box sets spanning his career from 1969 and the follow-up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed DAVID BOWIE 'FIVE YEARS (1969 - 1973)' and DAVID BOWIE 'WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974 - 1976)'.

    This 13 LP, 180g audiophile vinyl box set features all of the material officially released by David Bowie between 1977 and 1982 including all four studio albums, his 1978 live album 'STAGE' in both original and expanded tracklistings, the newly compiled HEROES E.P., collecting together both the German and French long and single versions of Heroes, and the exclusive new compilation of single versions, non-album singles and B-sides, 'RE:CALL 3'. Also included exclusively is a brand new remix of the 1979 album 'LODGER' by long time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti.

    Itemized contents:

    • 84 Page hardback book
    • Low (remastered) (1 LP)
    • Heroes (remastered) (1LP)
    • Heroes E.P. (remastered) (12 Single)*
    • Stage (remastered) (2 LP Yellow Vinyl) *
    • Stage (2017) (remastered) (3 LP)
    • Lodger (remastered) (1 LP)
    • Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix) (1 LP)*
    • Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1 LP)
    • Re:Call 3 (single versions, non-album singles and B-sides) (remastered) (2LP)*
    * Exclusive to 'A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)'

    The box set's accompanying 84 page book features rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Anton Corbijn, Helmut Newton, Andrew Kent, Steve Schapiro, Duffy and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producer Tony Visconti.

    Low (remastered) (1 LP)
    1. Speed Of Life
    2. Breaking Glass
    3. What In The World
    4. Sound And Vision
    5. Always Crashing In The Same Car
    6. Be My Wife
    7. A New Career In A New Town
    8. Warszawa
    9. Art Decade
    10. Weeping Wall
    11. Subterraneans


    "Heroes" (remastered) (1 LP)
    1. Beauty And The Beast
    2. Joe The Lion
    3. "Heroes"
    4. Sons Of The Silent Age
    5. Blackout
    6. V-2 Schneider
    7. Sense Of Doubt
    8. Moss Garden
    9. Neuköln
    10. The Secret Life Of Arabia


    "Heroes" E.P. (remastered) (12" Single)
    1. "Heroes"/"Helden" (German album version)
    2. "Helden" (German single version)
    3. "Heroes"/"HÉros" (French album version)
    4. "HÉros" (French single version)


    Stage (remastered) (2 LP Yellow Vinyl)
    LP 1
    1. Hang On To Yourself
    2. Ziggy Stardust
    3. Five Years
    4. Soul Love
    5. Star
    6. Station To Station
    7. Fame
    8. TVC 15


    LP 2
    1. Warszawa
    2. Speed Of Life
    3. Art Decade
    4. Sense Of Doubt
    5. Breaking Glass
    6. "Heroes"
    7. What In The World
    8. Blackout
    9. Beauty And The Beast


    Stage (2017) (remastered) (3 LP)
    LP 1
    1. Warszawa
    2. "Heroes"
    3. What In The World
    4. Be My Wife
    5. The Jean Genie *
    6. Blackout
    7. Sense Of Doubt


    LP 2
    1. Speed Of Life
    2. Breaking Glass
    3. Beauty And The Beast
    4. Fame
    1. Five Years
    2. Soul Love
    3. Star
    4. Hang On To Yourself
    5. Ziggy Stardust
    6. Suffragette City *


    LP 3
    1. Art Decade
    2. Alabama Song
    3. Station To Station
    4. Stay
    5. TVC 15


    * Previously unreleased


    Lodger (remastered) (1 LP)
    LODGER (2017 Tony Visconti mix)
    1. Fantastic Voyage
    2. African Night Flight
    3. Move On
    4. Yassassin (Turkish for: Long Live)
    5. Red Sails
    6. D.J.
    7. Look Back In Anger
    8. Boys Keep Swinging
    9. Repetition
    10. Red Money


    Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1 LP)
    1. It's No Game (Part 1)
    2. Up The Hill Backwards
    3. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
    4. Ashes To Ashes
    5. Fashion
    6. Teenage Wildlife
    7. Scream Like A Baby
    8. Kingdom Come
    9. Because You're Young
    10. It's No Game (Part 2)


    Re:Call 3 (non-album singles, single versions and b-sides) (remastered) (2 LP)
    LP 1
    1. "Heroes" (single version)
    2. Beauty And The Beast (extended version)
    3. Breaking Glass (Australian single version)
    4. Yassassin (single version)
    5. D.J. (single version)
    6. Alabama Song
    7. Space Oddity (1979 version)
    8. Ashes To Ashes (single version)
    9. Fashion (single version)
    10. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (single version)


    LP 2
    1. Crystal Japan
    2. Under Pressure (single version) - Queen and David Bowie
    3. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (soundtrack album version)
    4. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy * - David Bowie and Bing Crosby * mono
    Bertolt Brecht's Baal
    5. Baal's Hymn
    6. Remembering Marie A.
    7. Ballad Of The Adventurers
    8. The Drowned Girl
    9. The Dirty Song

    David Bowie
    $249.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 13 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • The Man Who Fell To Earth OST The Man Who Fell To Earth OST Quick View

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    The Man Who Fell To Earth OST

    Soundtrack to David Bowie's The Man Who Fell to Earth will finally be released. "Due to the recent discovery of lost master tapes," the score will be available 40 years after the film hit theaters.


    40 years ago, David Bowie starred in the sci-fi cult classic The Man Who Fell to Earth, which birthed one of his greatest personas: The Thin White Duke. In commemoration of its upcoming anniversary, the film will return to theaters. The film's soundtrack will be released commercially for the very first time.


    Bowie originally intended to handle the soundtrack himself, but director Nic Roeg ultimately decided to go in a different direction. Instead, the music was coordinated by The Mamas & the Papas' John Phillips, with contributions from Japanese percussionist-composer Stomu Yamash'ta and former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor. Several of the songs Bowie wrote for The Man Who Fell to Earth - including "Subterraneans" - ended up on his 1977 album, Low.

    LP 1
    1. Poker Dice (Stomu Yamashta)
    2. Blueberry Hill (Louis Armstrong)
    3. Jazz II (John Phillips)

    4. The Bringer Of Peace (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Venus)
    5. Boys From The South (John Phillips)

    6. 33 1/3 (Stomu Yamashta)

    7. Rhumba Boogie (John Phillips)

    8. Try To Remember (The Kingston Trio)

    9. Mandala (Stomu Yamashta)

    10. America (John Phillips)

    11. Wind Words (Stomu Yamashta)

    12. Jazz (John Phillips)


    LP 2
    1. One Way (Stomu Yamashta)
    2. Space Capsule (John Phillips)

    3. Bluegrass Breakdown (John Phillips)

    4. Desert Shack (John Phillips)

    5. Memory Of Hiroshima (Stomu Yamashta)
    6. Window (John Phillips)

    7. Alberto (John Phillips)

    8. The Bringer Of War (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Venus)
    9. Liar, Liar (John Phillips)

    10. Hello Mary Lou (John Phillips)
    11. Silent Night (Robert Farnon)
    12. Love Is Coming Back (Genevieve Waite)
    13. The Man Who Fell To Earth (John Phillips)

    Various Artists
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    The Man Who Fell To Earth (Deluxe Edition)

    Deluxe Box Set Version Contains 2 LPs & 2 CDs (Same Tracks)


    Includes A 48-Page Hardback Book With Rare Photos And A New Essay About The Film From Paolo Hewitt And Notes From The Movie's Editor Graeme Clifford


    Includes Poster


    Soundtrack to David Bowie's The Man Who Fell to Earth will finally be released. "Due to the recent discovery of lost master tapes," the score will be available 40 years after the film hit theaters.


    40 years ago, David Bowie starred in the sci-fi cult classic The Man Who Fell to Earth, which birthed one of his greatest personas: The Thin White Duke. In commemoration of its upcoming anniversary, the film will return to theaters. The film's soundtrack will be released commercially for the very first time in a deluxe box set edition.


    Bowie originally intended to handle the soundtrack himself, but director Nic Roeg ultimately decided to go in a different direction. Instead, the music was coordinated by The Mamas & the Papas' John Phillips, with contributions from Japanese percussionist-composer Stomu Yamash'ta and former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor. Several of the songs Bowie wrote for The Man Who Fell to Earth - including "Subterraneans" - ended up on his 1977 album, Low.

    LP 1
    1. Poker Dice (Stomu Yamashta)
    2. Blueberry Hill (Louis Armstrong)
    3. Jazz II (John Phillips)

    4. The Bringer Of Peace (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Venus)
    5. Boys From The South (John Phillips)

    6. 33 1/3 (Stomu Yamashta)

    7. Rhumba Boogie (John Phillips)

    8. Try To Remember (The Kingston Trio)

    9. Mandala (Stomu Yamashta)

    10. America (John Phillips)

    11. Wind Words (Stomu Yamashta)

    12. Jazz (John Phillips)


    LP 2
    1. One Way (Stomu Yamashta)
    2. Space Capsule (John Phillips)

    3. Bluegrass Breakdown (John Phillips)

    4. Desert Shack (John Phillips)

    5. Memory Of Hiroshima (Stomu Yamashta)
    6. Window (John Phillips)

    7. Alberto (John Phillips)

    8. The Bringer Of War (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Venus)
    9. Liar, Liar (John Phillips)

    10. Hello Mary Lou (John Phillips)
    11. Silent Night (Robert Farnon)
    12. Love Is Coming Back (Genevieve Waite)
    13. The Man Who Fell To Earth (John Phillips)


    CD 1
    1. Poker Dice (Stomu Yamashta)
    2. Blueberry Hill (Louis Armstrong)
    3. Jazz II (John Phillips)

    4. The Bringer Of Peace (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Venus)
    5. Boys From The South (John Phillips)

    6. 33 1/3 (Stomu Yamashta)

    7. Rhumba Boogie (John Phillips)

    8. Try To Remember (The Kingston Trio)

    9. Mandala (Stomu Yamashta)

    10. America (John Phillips)

    11. Wind Words (Stomu Yamashta)

    12. Jazz (John Phillips)


    CD 2
    1. One Way (Stomu Yamashta)
    2. Space Capsule (John Phillips)

    3. Bluegrass Breakdown (John Phillips)

    4. Desert Shack (John Phillips)

    5. Memory Of Hiroshima (Stomu Yamashta)
    6. Window (John Phillips)

    7. Alberto (John Phillips)

    8. The Bringer Of War (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Venus)
    9. Liar, Liar (John Phillips)

    10. Hello Mary Lou (John Phillips)
    11. Silent Night (Robert Farnon)
    12. Love Is Coming Back (Genevieve Waite)
    13. The Man Who Fell To Earth (John Phillips)

    Various Artists
    $124.99
    Vinyl LP Box Set + 2 CDs + Book - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Sun Down Sun Down Quick View

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    Sun Down

    Nik Freitas' Team Love debut, Sun Down, equal parts wry, warm and sonorous, is the end product of several years of lifeÆs ups and downs. Freitas writes, plays, engineers and produces every note on his records. Not that he's got a lot of expensive gear. A visit to his Poppy Peak studio/shed reveals that Nik is working low-budget minor miracles, the kind of miracles one receives via hundreds of hours on Craigslist. One listen to Sun Down and you know you're hearing a certain hard-won grace. The record takes you from Paul Simon's Graceland to David Bowie's Hunky Dory all in the span of forty effortless minutes. Sun Down is endowed with a sort of gravity and self-possession; no reaching, no going for the gold, just perfect, four minute thesis statements. It all began several years ago for Freitas, when a co-worker sold him an antique piano that was used by a street musician before the dawn of Casio. Nik taught himself how to play the thing, and it became the cornerstone of three earlier records, Here's Laughing at You, Heavy Mellow and Voicing the Hammers. Other people began to take notice. He's opened for Jason Lytle of Granddaddy, played guitar for Jim Fairchild of All Smiles and recorded with Miles Kurosky of Beulah. Lately, he's been opening shows for Bright Eyes which led him to his current resting place at Team Love. The end of the imaginary side one features Sophie with live horns punctuating the tale of a girl who seems to have made some rather unfortunate choices. It's a perfect signpost of a song, and it clears the decks for what's to come in the second half, where Nik's orchestra of one builds the final five songs into an Abbey Road type suite that fans of Jon Brion will hearken to. Sun Down is imbued with a sort of indie grandeur that is both unexpected and totally natural.
    1. Sun Down
    2. Oh My God
    3. All the Way Down
    4. What You Become
    5. Sophie
    6. Love Around
    7. It Ain't Like That
    8. See Me There
    9. Comes to Me
    10.Shhhh
    Nik Freitas
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    Two Vines

    Alt-electro pioneers Empire Of The Sun return with their third studio album, Two Vines, set for release via Astralwerks. With Two Vines, the Australian band invites listeners to enter the jungle paradise that marks the third remarkable age of the Empire Of The Sun. Through a waterfall of dreams, beyond the white light of an ice curtain lies a lush, green world where childlike innocence and ancient wisdom are one. The album's first single, "High & Low," offers a glimpse of this dreamlike kingdom.


    "We always saw Empire as a movie," says Nicholas Littlemore, the co-pilot with Luke Steele of this fantastic vessel of electro-futurist sound and vision. "The whole concept was based around childhood fantasies; being in bed and staring at the posters on your wall, whether they were monster movies or outlandish rock stars or pieces of art. We always wanted to be one of those posters on a child's wall that had so much imagination locked into it, a kind of invitation that pushes you over the edge into dream world. With this record, it's time to take that next step."


    Recorded in Hawaii and Los Angeles, Two Vines is co-produced by Empire Of The Sun and Peter Mayes (Sia, The Killers, Mika), alongside long-term collaborator, Donnie Sloan (Midnight To Monaco). It also sees the creative circle expanding with esteemed pianist/arranger Henry Hey and bassist Tim Lefebvre, from David Bowie's Blackstar band, featured heavily on the album. Factor in Wendy Melvoin from Prince's Revolution, as well as Fleetwood Mac's genius guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham, and the Empire's rainbow has never been so vast and colorful.


    "Going to Hawaii to record was the best idea," says Luke Steele of sessions at Honolulu's Avex Studios - where Kanye West recorded 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. "That was the catalyst for me. I'd spend the morning surfing, then roll in and make music into the night."

    1. Before
    2. High and Low
    3. Two Vines
    4. Friends
    5. There's No Need
    6. Way to Go
    7. Ride
    8. Digital Life
    9. First Crush
    10. ZZZ
    11. To Her Door
    12. Keystone
    13. Lend Me Some Light
    14. Welcome to My Life
    15. Walking on a Dream
    Empire Of The Sun
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Angels & Devils

    It's after the end of the world, don't you know that yet...


    With recent reports from various think tanks predicting we have somewhere in the range of 15 years left before the collapse of society begins, it would seem like Kevin Martin's sonic predictions of dystopian London that were set out on 2008's London Zoo were pretty accurate. And if we are in fact declining rapidly to chaos, there's no better time then the present to take the focus of that sonic assault from earthly domains and blast it to the netherworlds above and below.


    The aforementioned London Zoo is where Kevin Martin, found his true voice. Pulling the fringes into a collective, unilaterally hateful assault. A psychological warfare driven by bass that on one hand captured a moment of London, yet also encapsulated a global message influenced by years of timeless and classic out-music.


    The latest offering from the The Bug, Angels & Devils, escapes the London cage, drawing on it for influence yet blowing it up into a world-view now seen from Kevin Martin's new Berlin home. A record that simultaneously draws on London Zoo, completes a triptych cycle which started with his Bug debut Pressure, and fills the spaces between and inserts what was missing previously. Both a year zero re-set and a continuation of what has been. Like the Bowie/Eno classic Low, or Can's Tago Mago, the album is split into two distinct themes and explorations of light & dark. Bringing the angel & devil voices together under a single common banner. Antagonist at times, but not solely for the sake of being antagonistic, there's a beauty and lush sparseness to be found within, even when at its most chaotic. Truly only The Bug could find the common ground between Liz Harris (of Grouper) & Death Grips and make it seamless. Angels & Devils stretches the polarity of its predecessor in both directions simultaneously and is even more extreme for its new found seductiveness and added intensity. Deep space is explored, and physical assault is administered. In these days of YouTube quick fixes, and single tune memory spans, its a joy to witness Martin actually charting a cohesive narrative that rejoices in celebrating life through sonic sex and violence, beauty and ugliness. This is an audio thriller that delights in pursuing its own singular path/vision.


    With the Angel side(s) up first, things kick off with Liz Harris (of Grouper) in the submerged lushness that is Void. Followed by contributions from ex Hype Wiliams half copeland (Fall), the blissed out patois of touring partner Miss Red (Mi Lost), two truly zoned Bug instrumentals, and rounded out by Gonjasufi on Save Me. It's a collection of heady, dubbed out cinematic blissfulness with a lurking darkness before giving way to devils...


    Devils leads off with the return of long time collaborator Flowdan on the mic and the guitar of Justin Broadrick (Godflesh / Jesu) bringing a complete about face to the proceedings and setting the tone with The One. Roll Deep's Manga steps up next with the instant Bug classic Function, which is being currently smashed on dubplate, by Mala, Kahn and Logan Sama. Death Grips raise the antagonistic bar with Fuck A Bitch. Flowdan & Justin Broadrick come back for the cinematic death crawl of Fat Mac. Warrior Queen steps in for hands down the nastiest vocal she's ever delivered (which is saying a lot) for Fuck You, and finally Flowdan steps up again to round it all off with a Devils battle cry of sorts dirty, fuck that murky....


    The concept is completed by the artistic expression it's packaged in, courtesy of Simon Fowler (Cataract). Known for his work for Sunn O))), Earth, and others, Simon has delivered a stunning hand drawn illustration, that sort that would make Bosch proud, showing the duality of the proceedings.


    Utopian/dystopian, black/white, complexity/singularity, negative/positive... Angels/Devils.

    1. Void (Featuring Liz Harris)
    2. Fall (Featuring copeland)
    3. Ascension
    4. Mi Lost (Featuring Miss Red)
    5. Pandi
    6. Save Me (Featuring Gonjasufi)
    7. The One (Featuring Flowdan)
    8. Function (Featuring Manga)
    9. Fuck a Bitch (Featuring Death Grips)
    10. Fat Mac (Featuring Flowdan)
    11. Fuck You (Featuring Warrior Queen)
    12. Dirty (Featuring Flowdan)
    The Bug
    $29.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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