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  • 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Pre-Order) 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    20 Jazz Funk Greats (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On Limited Edition Green Colored Vinyl


    Mute are delighted to announce a limited edition green LP reissue
    of 20 Jazz Funk Greats, the landmark 1979 album from industrial
    music pioneers Throbbing Gristle.


    The impetus for the record apparently came about from Genesis
    P-Orridge's mum's request that the band record something
    "nice". The tame cover photo shows the nattily dressed band -
    white disco jacket, comfy slacks, mini-skirt - stood amid flowers
    on a clifftop. The chosen scene of natural beauty was Beachy
    Head, a notorious suicide spot.


    20 Jazz Funk Greats' cheerful breaching of lounge jazz and
    disco contains some of the band's prettiest moments on songs
    like the breathy "Hot on the Heels of Love". Similarly "Tanith"
    and "Exotica" are gentle interludes in which TG's usual jagged
    punctuations are kept to a minimum. You could be fooled into
    thinking this was indeed easy-listening industrial.


    Pitchfork wrote that "20 Jazz Funk Greats finds the band waking
    up from D.O.A's dark night of the soul and feeling curiously
    frisky. Snacking on not only the titular funk and jazz, the band
    also takes touristic zig zags through exotica, rock and disco",
    ultimately describing it as a "kitsch detour toward mutant disco".
    Uncut Magazine wrote that "musically, it turned away from the
    precipice; not exactly jazz and funk, but sublimating TG's noise
    elements within electronic rhythms and proto-exotica." Dusted
    Magazine described the album as "a deliberate attempt to toy
    with the ideas behind marketing strategy and the purpose of
    musical genres."


    Pitchfork ranked 20 Jazz Funk Greats at number 91 in its list of
    the 100 greatest albums of the 1970s. UK magazine Fact named
    it the best album of the 1970s, writing that "This album is a
    rupture. It's an open crack into the unpronounceable dimensions
    into which tumble important streams of 20th century pop, art
    and underground culture, to seethe around each other, mingling,
    festering, sprouting new and unpredictable forms which in turn
    would ooze out to infest vast sections of what comes after."

    1. 20 Jazz Funk Greats
    2. Beachy Head
    3. Still Walking
    4. Tanith
    5. Convincing People
    6. Exotica
    7. Hot On The Heels Of Love
    8. Persuasion
    9. Walkabout
    10. What A Day
    11. Six Six Sixties
    Throbbing Gristle
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    #7885 (Electropunk to Technopop 1978-1985)


    First Time Both Periods Of Cabaret Voltaire Are Together On
    One Release (1978-1981 & 1983-1985)


    Cabaret Voltaire, alongside Human League, Throbbing
    Gristle, Fad Gadget and The Normal, were at the
    forefront of the UK Electronic Movement of the late '70s.
    Way ahead of their time, Cabaret Voltaire's blend of
    dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental
    made them, without a doubt, one of the most influential
    acts of the last 35 years.


    #7875 (Electropunk to Technopop 1978-1985),
    compiles for the first time, both periods of Cabaret
    Voltaire together on one release-- all remastered from
    original files. It contains singles and popular tracks
    and also includes single mixes not previously available
    digitally. This release is easily Cabaret Voltaire's most
    thorough catalog-skimming compilation yet and serves
    as a perfect introduction to the band for new fans.

    1. Do The Mussolini
    2. The Set Up
    3. Nag Nag Nag
    4. On Every Other Street
    5. Silent Command
    6. Kneel To The Boss
    7. Seconds Too Late
    8. Landslide
    9. Breath Deep
    10. Just Fascination (7'' Version)
    11. Crackdown (Radio Edit 83)
    12. Animation
    13. The Dream Ticket (7'' Version)
    14. Sensoria (7'' Version)
    15. James Brown (7''Version)
    16. Kino (7'' Version)
    17. Big Funk (7'' Version)
    18. I Want You (7'' Version)
    19. Warm
    Cabaret Voltaire
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    Filth

    First Authorized Vinyl Edition Of 1983 Debut Studio Album In 25 Years


    Re-Mastered With Original Cover Art


    "This is all slabs of sound, rhythm and screaming/testifying. What more do you need? In a way, it was a reaction against Punk (and just about any other music you can think of), and the conservative notion that 3 chords were somehow necessary. I used to deny it vehemently at the time, but No Wave (I "hated" that scene too, for some reason I can't remember now) played a big role as the germ from which this music grew, along with The Stooges and Throbbing Gristle, of course. I wanted Swans to be "heavier" though - I wanted the music to obliterate - why, I don't remember! I think it just felt good. Live, we used two basses (playing utterly unmusical chords that were stabbed and left to sustain or sometimes hit in staccato or opposing rhythms), drums, a "percussionist" that slammed down on a metal table with a metal strap, crude cassette loops of various sounds/noises (usually some kind of undefined ROAR), and Norman Westberg's glorious sustained and screaming guitar chords. It was pretty elating to play live - for us. If 100 people showed up (which would have been a huge audience at the time - 20 was more the average), 80 were guaranteed to leave by the second song. Somehow that tension - contempt or indifference from the audience - was nourishing, so we kept going.


    Here's some music I was listening to at the time: Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, The Stooges, Brian Eno, Teenage Jesus And The Jerks, DNA, The Contortions, Glenn Branca, Black Flag, early Pink Floyd, This Heat, Kraftwerk, The Germs, Cabaret Voltaire, Can, Public Image LTD., SPK "


    - Michael Gira / Swans/Young God Records

    1. Stay Here
    2. Big Strong Boss
    3. Blackout
    4. Power for Power
    5. Freak
    6. Right Wrong
    7. Thank You
    8. Weakling
    9. Gang
    Swans
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  • Drinking Gasoline (On Sale) Drinking Gasoline (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Drinking Gasoline (On Sale)


    Includes bonus "Gasoline in Your Eye" DVD


    Cabaret Voltaire, alongside Human League,
    Throbbing Gristle, Fad Gadget and The Normal, were
    at the forefront of the UK Electronic Movement of the
    late '70s. Way ahead of their time, Cabaret Voltaire's
    blend of dance music, techno, dub, house and
    experimental made them, without a doubt, one of the
    most influential acts of the last 35 years.


    Drinking Gasoline, originally released in 1985,
    consists of four songs from the legendary
    "Gasoline In Your Eye" video cassette. These songs
    are consdiered underground dancefloor classics.
    They rank among Cabaret Voltaire's more infectious
    compositions and have been remastered for incredible
    sound.


    The long sought after, '"Gasoline In Your Eye" DVD
    is included, featuring videos shot and edited by
    groundbreaking director Peter Care and original band
    member, Richard H Kirk.

    Vinyl:
    1. Kino
    2. Sleepwalking
    3. Big Funk
    4. Ghost Talk


    DVD:
    1. Introduction
    2. Crackdown
    3. Diffusion
    4. Sleepwalking
    5. Slow Boat To Thassos
    6. Sensoria
    7. Automotivation
    8. Big Funk
    9. Ghostalk
    10. Fadeout


    DVD Extras:
    1. Just Fascination (7 Mix)
    2. Sensoria (7 Mix)
    3. I Want You (7 Mix)
    4. I Want You (12 Mix)

    Cabaret Voltaire
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  • The Taste of TG (A Beginner's Guide to the Music of Throbbing Gristle) (Pre-Order) The Taste of TG (A Beginner's Guide to the Music of Throbbing Gristle) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The Taste of TG (A Beginner's Guide to the Music of Throbbing Gristle) (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On Limited Edition Red Colored Vinyl


    Mute are delighted to announce a special reissue of
    The Taste of TG, the 2004 compilation presenting a
    beginner's guide to the music of Throbbing Gristle.


    Discontent with ho-hum frameworks and facile
    reactionary accouterments, Throbbing Gristle set
    out to subvert standard musical performance, and in
    the process, lived up to their infamous parliamentary
    epithet of "wreckers of civilization." Where punk
    sought "to change the nature of rock 'n' roll,"
    Genesis P-Orridge and his cohorts were all about
    mutating and re-inscribing the very nature of music
    itself.


    The Taste of TG offers 14 tracks culled from the
    band's four proper albums, two live tracks, and
    "Exotic Functions" from Journey Through a Body,
    the group's last studio recording from March
    1981. Packaged with a disturbing, tongue-lashing
    cover image by Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson (a
    manipulation of a still from the Pier Paolo Pasolini's
    1975 film Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma), the
    dark clouds of TG's electronic mayhem are here on
    full display, with highlights including the confusion
    of "Persuasion U.S.A.," the swirling psychedelia of
    "His Arm Was Her Leg," and the seductive horror of
    "Hamburger Lady." The few stabs that Throbbing
    Gristle made at pop music (even if their subject
    matter was routinely dark) are here as well, with "Hot
    On the Heels of Love," "What a Day," and "United."

    1. Industrial Introduction
    2. Distant Dreams (Part Two)
    3. Persuasion USA
    4. Something Came Over Me
    5. Dead on Arrival
    6. Hot on the Heels of Love
    7. We Hate You (Little Girls)
    8. United
    9. Cabaret Voltaire
    10. Exotic Functions
    11. Zyclon B Zombie
    12. Walkabout
    13. Hamburger Lady
    14. His Arm Was Her Leg
    Throbbing Gristle
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  • The Second Annual Report (Pre-Order) The Second Annual Report (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The Second Annual Report (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On Limited Edition White Colored Vinyl


    Mute are delighted to announce a special white LP
    reissue of The Second Annual Report, the landmark
    1977 debut from industrial music pioneers Throbbing
    Gristle.


    The Second Annual Report is considered to be
    influential within electronic music, being one of the first
    industrial music albums.


    Recorded in their rehearsal space and at various grubby
    gigs onto a Sony cassette recorder in a defiantly lo-fi
    manner in 1977, the music alternately chugged along
    like a squelchy, crude cop of the Velvet Underground,
    or stretched out into malingering new age, like a
    syphilitic Tangerine Dream. The music is relentless,
    grinding distortion, only occasionally leavened by vocal
    samples and percussion.


    Michael Bonner of Uncut described the music as "a
    dystopian churn of smoke and asbestos dust" and
    "queerly hypnotic". The Vinyl Factory's Anton Spice
    acknowledged the role of the album with its provocative
    subject matter in establishing Throbbing Gristle's
    reputation as a transgressive figure in underground
    electronic music.


    The album that established Throbbing Gristle's
    reputation as perverse noiseniks with an unseemly
    interest in the seedy side of life, The Second Annual
    Report is still a difficult listen today, but it set the tone
    for the entire Throbbing Gristle mission: the endless
    binding of clean and unclean.

    1. Industrial Introduction
    2. Slug Bait - ICA
    3. Slug Bait - Live At Southampton
    4. Slug Bait - Live At Brighton
    5. Maggot Death - Live At Rat Club
    6. Maggot Death - Studio
    7. Maggot Death - Southampton
    8. Maggot Death - Brighton
    9. After Cease To Exist - The Original Soundtrack Of The Coum Transmissions Film
    Throbbing Gristle
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    All Aboard Future

    These Are Powers are known for the dissonance of their early recordings, a cacophony of rhythms, and industrial/electronic experiments that recalled Throbbing Gristle one moment and DNA the next. All Aboard Future contains exotic, abstract, hand crafted sounds - made, found, and electronically born. The band invited thirteen visual artists to interpret the album; their artwork adorns the pages of the accompanying booklet. Limited edition vinyl.
    1. Easy Answers
    2. Double Double Yolk
    3. Life Of Birds
    4. Parallel Shores
    5. Light After Sound
    6. Adam's Turtle
    7. Glass Blocks
    8. Sand Tassels
    9. Blue Healer
    These Are Powers
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    Allegory & Self

    Remastered Reissue Of The Classic Hyperdelic Record

    Legendary Conceptual Audiovisual Group Formed By Throbbing Gristle Co-Founder Genesis P-Orridge & Alternative TV's Alex Fergusson

    Vinyl Has Been Out Of Print Since 1988

    Guest Appearances By Dave Ball (Soft Cell), Rose Mcdowall (Strawberry Switchblade), Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson & Monte Cazazza

    Includes Psychic TV's Biggest Hit Ever, "Godstar"

    Beginning in 1982, the conceptual audiovisual troupe labeled Psychic TV set outon a multimedia journey filled with subversion, liberation, and rebellion. Materialized between Throbbing Gristle co-founder Genesis P-Orridge and AlternativeTV songwriter Alex Fergusson, Psychic TV started pulling in familiar faces with the likes of Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, Paula P-Orridge, Jhonn Balance,David Tibet, John Gosling, and countless others. While the members' previous works took root in the counterculture zeitgeist of late '70s UK punk and conceptual art, it was no longer a question of how to rebel against authority, but rather how to carefully subvert it through collective infiltration. Parallel to Psychic TV,its members formed the anti-cult faction The Temple of Psychick Youth, further propagating the Psychic TV message and vision.

    While the ensuing years saw Psychic TV's major label infection and record breaking live album release binge, it wasn't until 1988 that the band started to ready itself for a chart-friendly pop endeavor in the form of Allegory and Self.This would be the band's most notable and successful endeavor, but tragically, it would be the final songwriting collaboration between P-Orridge and Fergusson .Allegory and Self was a perfect storm of catchy pop melody along with subversive counter-culture reference and occult leanings, packaged in a perfect bundle of underground hits.

    The record's opening track "Godstar," a song gushing obsessive praise upon the fallen Rolling Stones member Brian Jones, would give the album its most notable identity. "Godstar's" melodic hooks and haunting, Phil Spector-era lyrical chant gives into to all the hallmarks of a chart-topping hit. "Just Like Arcadia"and "Being Lost" follows in similar footsteps, charging along with a somewhat whimsical Beach Boys-esque pop quality. The album also contained a sneak-peak into what direction Psychic TV was heading into going forward, apparent in the acid house number "She Was Surprised." Tracks like "Starlit Mire" and "Thee Dweller" reflect more of what the Psychic TV live experience was akin to in the '80s, aggressive and hypnotic. Altogether, Allegory and Self would stand alone as the band's signature apex from the original '80s lineup.

    1. Godstar
    2. Just Like Arcadia
    3. Southern Comfort
    4. We Kiss
    5. She Was Surprised
    6. Caresse Song
    7. Starlit Mire
    8. Thee Dweller
    9. Being Lost
    10. Baby's Gone Away
    11. Ballet Disco
    Psychic TV
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    Steep Formations

    Started by Kid Millions and Bobby Matador of Oneida, People of the North is another voice emanating from that inscrutable Brooklyn collective. The group has always included Kid and Bobby, and usually other members of Oneida as well. In 2010, People of the North released its first full-length album, titled Deep Tissue. This recording was hailed by cognoscenti of contemporary psychedelia as an essential component of the recent Oneida canon.


    Steep Formations, a double LP consisting of two long-form pieces, was recorded at the Ocropolis in 2010 and 2011, with the participation of Shahin Motia and Barry London of Oneida. Here, the drumming of Kid Millions has ascended to a profound and utterly unique level: muscular African-derived fluidity and relentless motorik drive have been alchemized into an indescribable brew that surges and pounds among the distorted tides of Border Waves; and the stony, brutal glaze of the title track displays a far more severe commitment to minimalism and noise than prior work offered.


    While much that has been written about People of the North before remains relevant here, newly apt touchstones and contextual clues might include Kevin Drumm, Giusto Pio, Terry Riley, Tony Williams, Conrad Schnitzler, Throbbing Gristle, Pelt.

    1. Border Waves (pts 1 & 2)
    2. Steep Formations (pts 1 & 2)
    People Of The North
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    The Unexamined Life

    Supreme Dicks put out one single in their career. It was a double B-side. Maybe they had a sense of humor, but in hindsight it's hard to tell.


    Falling somewhere between Captain Beefheart, Throbbing Gristle and SALEM in the lineage of musicians who've found a muse in the nasty, brutish brevity of life, Supreme Dicks chose to cloak disarmingly real paranoia and grief in the contemporary trappings of late '80s and early '90s lo-fi college rock. They may have inhabited the same sonic and physical space as colleagues like Dinosaur jr. (Lou Barlow was an occasional Dick, and at least one early Dinosaur jr show was actually played by Dicks in disguise), but they stripped away all youthful yearning and anticipation in favor of a bleak and unblinking certainty. Honest, frank, and free of ironic distance. Obtuse and yet so essential that it can't help but feel familiar to anyone who's ever spent a sleepless night wondering whether there's any point to all of this. And, on occasion, warm, intimate and lovely.


    The Supreme Dicks formed while students at Massachusetts' Hampshire College in the twilight of the Reagan era. The campus was a fractured post-hippie free-for-all that many students theorized was a right-wing think tank experiment in pitting progressives against each other. The constantly revolving lineup centered around Daniel Oxenberg, Jon Shere, Steve Shavel, Mark Hanson, Jim Spring, and whoever else was around and willing to torture an instrument. They advocated the teachings of Wilhelm Reich and were vocal about focusing their creative energy via celibacy. This may do much to explain the constant, unrelenting tension that provides the driving force behind the most powerful moments in their music. Regardless of tempo or arrangement, Supreme Dicks songs play like soundtracks to autoerotic asphyxiation, haunting tones that ring in the ears at the moment consciousness is lost and not guaranteed to return.


    Jagjaguwar is proud to reintroduce the complete recordings of Supreme Dicks in the form of Breathing and Not Breathing, a four CD set that includes both of the band's studio albums, The Unexamined Life from 1993 and The Emotional Plague from 1996, along with 1994's Workingman's Dick, a collection of early archival recordings, and the 1996 EP This Is Not A Dick, which has been fleshed out with rare and unreleased tracks. Also available are 2xLP editions of The Unexamined Life and The Emotional Plague, neither of which has been previously released on vinyl.

    1. In A Sweet Song
    2. The Arabian Song
    3. The Sun's Bells
    4. Jack Smith
    5. That I May Never Forget And Stay
    6. Garden Of Your Past
    7. Jack-O-Lantern
    8. River Song
    9. The Fallout Song
    10. Azure Dome
    11. The Forest Song (or Especially When The October Wind With Frosty Fingers, Punishes My Hair)
    12. Hyacinth Girls
    13. Ten Past Eleven
    14. Woody Would Have Wanted It That Way
    15. Strange Song
    Supreme Dicks
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    The Emotional Plague

    Supreme Dicks put out one single in their career. It was a double B-side. Maybe they had a sense of humor, but in hindsight it's hard to tell.


    Falling somewhere between Captain Beefheart, Throbbing Gristle and SALEM in the lineage of musicians who've found a muse in the nasty, brutish brevity of life, Supreme Dicks chose to cloak disarmingly real paranoia and grief in the contemporary trappings of late '80s and early '90s lo-fi college rock. They may have inhabited the same sonic and physical space as colleagues like Dinosaur jr. (Lou Barlow was an occasional Dick, and at least one early Dinosaur jr show was actually played by Dicks in disguise), but they stripped away all youthful yearning and anticipation in favor of a bleak and unblinking certainty. Honest, frank, and free of ironic distance. Obtuse and yet so essential that it can't help but feel familiar to anyone who's ever spent a sleepless night wondering whether there's any point to all of this. And, on occasion, warm, intimate and lovely.


    The Supreme Dicks formed while students at Massachusetts' Hampshire College in the twilight of the Reagan era. The campus was a fractured post-hippie free-for-all that many students theorized was a right-wing think tank experiment in pitting progressives against each other. The constantly revolving lineup centered around Daniel Oxenberg, Jon Shere, Steve Shavel, Mark Hanson, Jim Spring, and whoever else was around and willing to torture an instrument. They advocated the teachings of Wilhelm Reich and were vocal about focusing their creative energy via celibacy. This may do much to explain the constant, unrelenting tension that provides the driving force behind the most powerful moments in their music. Regardless of tempo or arrangement, Supreme Dicks songs play like soundtracks to autoerotic asphyxiation, haunting tones that ring in the ears at the moment consciousness is lost and not guaranteed to return.


    Jagjaguwar is proud to reintroduce the complete recordings of Supreme Dicks in the form of Breathing and Not Breathing, a four CD set that includes both of the band's studio albums, The Unexamined Life from 1993 and The Emotional Plague from 1996, along with 1994's Workingman's Dick, a collection of early archival recordings, and the 1996 EP This Is Not A Dick, which has been fleshed out with rare and unreleased tracks. Also available are 2xLP editions of The Unexamined Life and The Emotional Plague, neither of which has been previously released on vinyl.

    1. Synaesthesia
    2. Cuchulain (Blackbirds Loom)
    3. Columnated Ruins/Seeing Distant Chimneys
    4. Along a Bearded Glade
    5. Swell Song
    6. Showered
    7. A Donkey's Burial in a Tower on a Mirage
    8. Adoration de l'Agneau Mystique
    9. Porridge for the Calydonian Bar
    10. Siberian Penal Colony (Ode to Joel Stanley)
    11. Green Wings Fly Adventure (Showered Reprise)
    Supreme Dicks
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    Pagan Day

    Official Reissue Of The 1984 Classic

    Legendary Conceptual Audiovisual Group Formed By Throbbing Gristle Co-Founder Genesis P-Orridge & Alternative TV's Alex Fergusson

    Collection Of Early Demos And Sketches By P-Orridge & Fergusson

    Vinyl Has Been Out Of Print Since 1986

    Includes The Bonus Track "Farewell"

    Shortly before Christmas 1984, the core songwriters, Genesis P-Orridge and Alex Fergusson, of underground arts collective Psychic TV, quietly released a limited edition record containing sketches and ideas for songs. Some songs would become later fully-realized arrangements, some abandoned and others were justcovered in praise of their creator. The record, in recognition of its seasonal release,was simply titled A Pagan Day and would capture the intimate songwriting sessions that were prevalent during a crucial time in the band's career.

    In classic Psychic TV fashion, rumors and myths surround the album's creation.Most have suggested that it was recorded in a single session over a cup of coffee on a lone 4-track cassette recorder above an old YMCA building in London,though later revealed that the recordings were from various sessions over the course of a couple years prior to the record's release. After quickly pressing the songs to vinyl, the record was originally only available through Rough Trade fora few hours on December 23, 1984, and pressed on picture discs, which adorned a photo of P-Orridge's first born, Caresse, in exactly 999 copies. The pressing sold out immediately that day which caused Temple Records, their "in-house label", to later release a standard reissue version in 1986.

    What makes the songs, or rather versions of songs, so unique is the primitive and fragile nature of the arrangements while the flimsy, immediate vocal delivery makes the album sit unknowingly between demo and fully realized album."Baby's Gone Away" and "New Sexuality" are just a couple examples of songs tha tfans of Psychic TV became intimately familiar with from live experiences, buton A Pagan Day, they are released in their infantile stages with no full band, just Alex & Genesis finding their way through the songs with an acoustic guitar, drum machine and organ. "Cold Steel" shows a true peek behind the curtain, sung effortlessly by Fergusson and would then later become the classic standard "The Orchids." Most notable is the band's cover of Pearls Before Swine's "Translucent Carriages" of which P-Orridge accords special praise to Tom Rapp, the song's original author and icon to both P-Orridge and Fergusson.

    1. Cadaques
    2. We Kiss
    3. Opium
    4. Cold Steel
    5. L.A.
    6. Iceland
    7. Farewell (Bonus Track)
    8. Translucent Carriages
    9. Paris
    10. Baby's Gone Away
    11. Alice
    12. New Sexuality
    Psychic TV
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    The Fickle Finger Of Fate

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    Introducing, the debut solo album from the enigmatic legend that is Dale Crover.

    Amongst his 30+ year career as one-half of the essential Melvins roster, Crover has contributed to countless albums ranging from platinum-plated classics (ahem,Nirvana) to seminal cult LPs. However, up until this point, Crover's solo efforts have only appeared once in a blood moon, limited to the Melvins 1992 KISS-themed solo EP, and a couple intermittent 7 releases. The Fickle Finger Of Fate marks Crover's first calculated, full-length solo effort.

    But let's be clear: this is not a drum record. The album features a perplexingly diverse batch of songs that recall the best moments of the Melvins catalog. With 90% of all instruments played by Crover and recorded by longtime engineer Toshi Kasai, the album is sure to tickle the temporal lobes of Melvins devotees.

    Sonically, the album ranges from slightly microwaved heaviness, to surprisingly chill Pink Floyd-tinged ballads, to Max Roach-meets-Throbbing-Gristle drum experimentations,to good old fashioned Andy Kaufman-style head-fuckery.

    Though consistently otherworldly, The Fickle Finger Of Fate is surprisingly approachable- dare we say, catchy. But even at it's most anthemic, you won't be able to shake the feeling that a sinister ambiance is hovering just beneath the surface.

    1. Chicken Ala King
    2. Bad Move
    3. The Members Bounce
    4. None, No More
    5. Hillbilly Math
    6. String Bean
    7. The Short Con
    8. Little Brother
    9. Tiny Sound
    10. Slide On Up
    11. Big Uns
    12. Prismo
    13. Giant Hunka Cake
    14. Fickle Finger Of Fate
    15. Thunder Pinky
    16. Horse Pills
    17. There Goes The Neighborhood
    18. Our Supreme Leader
    19. I Found The Way Out
    20. Vulnavia
    Dale Crover
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    Conversations

    Woman's Hour are not your average band. The first clue comes in the name of the London-based swoon-pop four-piece, taken from a beloved female-focussed news and culture show on BBC Radio 4. The second is in their graphic, striking monochrome visuals, meticulously curated in collaboration with TATE and MOMA certified fine artists Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg. These play with shape and texture, much like their powerful, iridescent music. On their excellent debut album 'Conversations', this has the intricate construction and intimacy of The xx and the iridescent shimmer of summer-defining indie pop. Pay attention now, or regret it later.


    In a sense, we feel like the odd ones out, explains frontwoman Fiona Burgess of their nose-to-tail approach to their visuals, performance and songcraft. It's quite empowering that we're doing it as four people but we're not part of a bigger collective. Indeed, their 360º approach is closer to the art/music crossover of acts such as Throbbing Gristle, Yoko Ono or Factory Floor than most of this year's indie hopes. Their music - as poignantly personal as pop gets - has a rare singularity and purpose.


    Take single Her Ghost, which layers a breezy guitar hook with Fiona's beautiful, sighing lyric of inner turmoil. I'm interested in the idea of memory and how powerful memories can be, and how powerful some things can be to let go of, she says. A lot of my writing is me trying to understand an emotion or situation. The track's melody and a message lingers in the recesses of the mind like a box of treasured letters.


    Woman's Hour started to come together one summer, when Fiona started collaborating with her brother, guitarist William Burgess. I had been to a couple of rehearsals with other bands and it wasn't very much fun, says William. I mentioned to Fiona that I'd like her to sing and we decided to have a go. I went round to her place one day and it turned our that she had a pretty nice voice! The two recruited bassist Nicolas Graves, who was William's friend from back home (the pair had played in a couple of local guitar bands back in Kendal) and the three began creating their music. Nicolas explains: We just messed around in each other's houses for a bit and tried to get a few songs together.


    We played our first gig in 2011, Nicolas continues. It was at Fiona's house in Camden. It was a hat-themed party. I remember wearing a beret. Fiona was wearing a trilby, and Will had a sombrero on. It was incredibly nerve-racking for the trio despite the jolly occasion (I almost froze with fear at one point laughs Nicolas), but the gig was a runaway success, and it was there that they all met keyboardist Josh Hunnisett, who was already a friend of Fiona's and happened to be doing the sound at the event. Even in the shambolic situation, the band were meticulous perfectionists.


    The quartet had their first rehearsal in an old vicarage in Dalston. It just felt really honest, says Josh. There was no 'you can't do this, you can't do that, don't try that - the style of music felt pure and everyone was expressing themselves in the way they wanted. We've tried to think about this as a collaboration between four different creative people. Each band member brings a wholly distinct set of influences to the band - from German cold wave to pop rarities and uncompromising singer/songwriters. Their website even has a section dedicated to recommended reading.


    But it was their favourite radio show that was to be have most prominent effect on the band. When we were first doing demos we named them all after BBC Radio 4 programmes, explains Nick. The World at One, Afternoon Play, that kind of thing. I think Woman's Hour might have been one of them, and when it came to play our first gig (at The Queen's Head in London) one of our friends suggested using it and it stuck. Indeed, their jangle-pop first single Jenni, which is quite different to their current material, was named after Radio 4 stalwart Jenni Murray. The band's first 7, Jenni/ Human, was released through London label Dirty Bingo after the label head tracked them down on online and interviewed them for beloved London zine Loud And Quiet.


    Although the single made a splash, things were moving too fast for the band. Suddenly we thought, 'should we have had something to back this up?, says William. 'We didn't have any more songs, so we took a year and a half off to write and develop the sound. That's also when we met Tom Morris, our producer. The band hibernated, starting from the bottom up. Let's get everything fucking slick, how we want it, let's do everything exactly how we want it ourselves - don't compromise.


    It was worth the wait. When the band put their gorgeously lilting comeback single Our Love Has No Rhythm online in 2013, the blogs exploded, in part due to the glossy monochrome video depicting Fiona's face in close-up, and also the stunning single artwork - an uneasy found image of a suited gentleman falling over. We've been using images that are taken from manuals, explains Fiona. Lots of different 'How To' manuals from How to Train a Chihuahua to How to Fall Over Without Hurting Yourself. We like the idea of how to look after yourself physically paired with the music, which is a lot less direct.


    Perhaps Woman's Hour's music does not hammer its message home, but there's a nuance and craft that's scarcely found in today's industry. They followed Our Love Has No Rhythm, with the cooing, Beach House-esque Darkest Place in which Fiona implores I don't understand why you're not around over swooning keyboards, with a cooing ooooh-ooooh hook. For the track's striking video, she'd is depicted in close crop with her eyes closed as an unknown figure attempts to prise them open. I was finishing a degree in performance studies at the time, and I came across this particular piece by Vito Acconci, she says of the inspiration for the video. The original piece is about 20 minutes long, and it's absolutely gruelling, there's no soundtrack to it and it's a piece where you can hear the sound in the room of two people in a physical struggle. You can hear the heavy breathing, the feet, the occasional sounds of resistance. She endured a restaging of the piece, which she found very intense and intimate.


    Woman's Hour have an uncompromising commitment to the unconventional. For them, music does not exist as merely a hummable soundtrack but as a wider and more artistic proposition. As Fiona continues: A lot of music videos are not very challenging, and I like the idea of them being quite confronting. Our album artwork is inspired by a picture of a woman surrounded by pyramids that was part of a magazine article called The Start of an Era. It was a 1970s performance piece that was performed at the Whitney Museum in New York, and we've also designed nine of these pyramids with Oliver Chanarin that we'll incorporate into our live show when possible. The Start of an Era? We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

    1. Unbroken Sequence
    2. Conversations
    3. To The End
    4. Darkest Place
    5. In Stillness We Remain
    6. Our Love Has No Rhythm
    7. Her Ghost
    8. Two Sides of You
    9. Devotion
    10. Reflections
    11. The Day That Needs Defending
    Woman's Hour
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