Deluxe 6LP fine linen book and folder with an embossed cover. Includes DVD and 36-page booklet plus individually-numbered certificate in edition of 600 – stuniing, definitive package** Vinyl-on-Demand serve an absolutely crucial Industrial/EBM history lesson with a ‘Chronology Of DVAtion 1978 / 1979 / 1980’. Formed in Sheffield, 1978, around the core lineup of Adi Newton, Steven Turner, David Hammond, and Simon Elliot-Kemp, ClockDVA built upon the havoc created by their industrial forefathers, Throbbing Gristle, sharing their subversive taste for sonic, moral and political deviance. They were part of a virile and prolific scene, collaborating and consorting with the likes of Jhonn Balance, Chris Watson, Martin Ware, and Richard H. Kirk in their earliest days to forge a distempered and visceral sound. This box set covers their nascent releases prior to the legendary ‘White Souls in Black Suits’ for TG’s Industrial Records label and holds six albums of primordial, bastardised electronics and psycho acoustics fused with ideas gleaned from the writings of Aleister Crowley, Marquis De Sade, Kenneth Grant, Antonin Artaud or Charles Baudelaire. With all of this in mind, it’s easy to see how these six LPs comprise such an integral component in the machinery of early Industrial music. From the etheric sludge of ‘2nd’ to the blank-eyed restraint on ‘Lomticks Of Time’, thru ‘Sex Works Beyond Entanglement’s libidinous yen, to the heady flux of ideas in ‘Fragment’ and their darkly seductive film soundtrack ‘Fragment Of Hysteria’, Clock DVA at once defied categorisation and established the aesthetics of the New Wave to come. Alongside TG, Pere Ubu, and The Pop Group, Clock DVA are genuine pioneers of this most uncompromising branch of music, and well deserving of this milestone compilation. An absolute must for all folowers of electronic/synth/wave/Industrial music – so so good.
One of Americas most underrated singer-songwriters Donovan Quinn, formerly of the Skygreen Leopards, have teamed up with Michael James Tapscott, frontman of Jagjaguwar act Odawas, to record a new EP titled Goodbye, Marlene. The EP consists of home recordings.
As leader of 70s British rock legends Mott the Hoople and as a hugely influential solo artist, Ian Hunter is widely revered as one of rock n roll s most compelling performers and one of its most articulate songwriters.This is Ian s 20th album of original songs, and the latest highlight in a storied career that s produced immortal anthems like “All The Young Dudes,” “All the Way From Memphis,” “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and “Cleveland Rocks.”11 Hunter originals include such infectious, personally charged numbers as the wry, socially conscious title track, the gently introspective “Fatally Flawed,” the bittersweet ballad “Black Tears,” the chugging rocker “Wild Bunch,” the swaggering “I Don’t Know What You Want” (which features a guest vocal by Hunter’s son Jesse) and the vivid, haunting “Ta Shunka Witco (Crazy Horse)” all of which showcase the jagged immediacy of Hunter’s one-of-a-kind voice and the punchy authority of his longstanding all-star backup combo the Rant Band.
The new album is 10 vignettes on being female in this day and age it taps into larger questions about love, death, gender politics and the nature of existence, all delivered with a huge dose of humour, joy and warmth. Lead by indie legend and feminist icon Amelia Fletcher (Talulah Gosh/Heavenly), the band now also […]
Double gatefold digicase edition with bonus disc of live recordings with symphonic orchestras in Vienna and Potsdam** Everyone’s favourite desert-dwelling purveyors of lush Americana present their first new album proper in some four years with ‘Algiers’. The group originally wanted to record their latest LP in Europe, but living the country slow-life, as they do, […]