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New Arrivals , 27 October 2017

by Adrian Walshe on Oct 27, 2017

New Arrivals , 27 October 2017
LANKUM - Between The Earth And The Sky - 2 x LP €23.99, CD €12.99 (Rough Trade) LP comes in a gatefold sleeve and includes a download code. Dublin four-piece Lankum are one of the most talked about bands to come out of Ireland in decades. They combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes and their own original material. To date they’ve released released an album ‘Cold Old Fire’ and this lead to a an appearance on BBC’s ‘Later... with Jools Holland’ which cemented their reputation as a band that successfully crosses genres. “Lankum are busy breathing new life into old music”. Although an acoustic group whose repertoire is fundamentally based on traditional song, influenced by legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty, The Dubliners and the Watersons, subtle traces of the group’s collective influences can be detected, ranging from American old-timey music to Krautrock and drone.
MORRISSEY - Spent The Day In Bed - 7” €7.99 (BMG) Limited Edition Clear Vinyl Spent The Day In Bed is the first release from Morrissey's upcoming album 'Low In High School'. Low in High School is Morrissey’s first studio album since 2014 and was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios. The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who has previously worked with Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to name a few). The B-side is live cover version of The Ramones Judy Is A Punk.
THE ORB - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld - 2 x LP €29.99 (Island) THE ORB - U.F.Orb - 2 x LP €27.99 (Island) The Orb's now classic debut and 2nd album’s reissued on heavyweight 180g vinyl. The Orb's debut album was released in the spring of 1991 and defined the genre known as Ambient House. Featuring the singles "Little Fluffy Clouds", "Perpetual Dawn" and "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain The Rules From The Centre of The Ultraworld". The Orb's 2nd album from the following features the single "Blue Room".
GOAT - Fuzzed In Europe - LP €20.99 (Rocket Records) LP is limited and pressed on green and black ‘splatter’ vinyl. A new live album from (genuinely) mysterious Swedish psychedelic band Goat. Recorded in Europe in the autumn of 2016 it almost captures the groups now legendary stage shows. Sounds ranging from heavy 70s psychedelia to folk to African rhythms and loats more in between.
JOHN MAUS - Screen Memories - LP €26.99 (Ribbon) Limited edition silver heavyweight vinyl. John Maus returns with the highly anticipated follow up to the much loved ‘We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves’. Screen Memories features Maus’ trademark post punk baritone voice coupled with 80s analogue sounds. On this record he utilises a home-made modular synth for the first time.
PHILIP SELWAY - Let Me Go - LP €23.99 (Bella Union) LP includes download code. Brand new album from Radiohead drummer Philip Selway is the soundtrack to the Polly Steele film Let Me Go. Mirroring the film’s haunted and intimate nature, Selway’s score is grounded in strings and piano, plus guitar, electronics, musical saw, glockenspiel and bowed vibraphone and the occasional use of bass and drums, creating a paradoxical sense of beauty and unease.
DAVE CLARKE - The Desecration Of Desire - 2 x LP €26.99 (Skint) Red Vinyl Indie exclusive. The Desecration Of Desire is the first album in 14 years from UK techno legend Dave Clarke. The follow up to his acclaimed 2013 album 'Devil’s Advocate' the new album is a dark, ruthless journey including features by Mark Lanegan, Mt. Sims, Gazelle Twin, Anika and Louisahhh and reinforces his title as the Baron of Techno, a moniker given him by the late, great BBC Radio DJ John Peel.
DON CABALLERO - Singles Breaking Up (Vol. I) - LP €22.99 (Touch and Go) includes a download code. A compilation of Don Caballero originally released in 1999. Recorded by Steve Abini and various other producers. For fans of Tortoise, Trans Am and even local Dublin heroes The Redneck Manifesto.
BECK - Mutations - LP + bonus 7” €31.99 (Bong Load/Geffen) 180 gram vinyl and includes download code. Reissue of Beck's Grammy Award winning third album Mutations. Mutations established Beck as an eclectic and innovative artist for his sample-free mixture of far-ranging musical genres and received critical acclaim.
DUB PISTOLS - Crazy Diamonds - LP €25.99 (Sunday Best) Limited edition white vinyl including download code. UK band The Dub Pistols return with their seventh album. They also celebrate their 20th year this year. A mix of reggae, dub, ska, breaks and D’n’B the album features guest MCs Cutty Ranks and The Ragga Twins.
ADRIAN CROWLEY - Dark Eyed Messenger - LP €23.99, CD €12.99 (Chemikal Underground) LP is pressed on 180g vinyl and includes a download code. The 8th studio album from Dublin based singer/songwriter Adrian Crowley. Recorded in New York City by Thomas Bartlett who has previously work ed with Anna Calvi, The Magnetic Fields and Sufjan Stevens to name a few. Already acclaimed by early reviews, Uncut magazine said Crowley is “easing himself gently into a gilded pantheon that stretches from Scott Walker and Leonard Cohen to Nick Cave and Richard Hawley”.
DECLAN O’ROURKE - Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine - 2 x LP €29.99, CD €14.99 (Maiesta Music) Declan O’Rourke announces the October release of his new album ‘Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine’ followed by a full band tour across Ireland in December 2017. Fifteen years in the making, this epic song cycle combines the best of traditional Irish music and the heart of modern song-writing to present a series of extraordinary true tales from the most dynamic period in Irish history. The album is inspired by John O’Connor’s book The Workhouses of Ireland. Nine of the album’s musicians will tour the album across Ireland in December, including Mike McGoldrick, Dermot Byrne, Floriane Blancke, Jack Maher, Chris Herzberger, Catriona Frost, Rob Calder and John Sheahan.
THELONIOUS MONK - Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 - LP €21.99 (Saga) Newly discovered studio recording for Roger Vadim’s famed film. Recorded in one day on Monday, July 27th, 1959. The LP includes a 4 page insert with photos and an essay by Alain Tercinet.
THE OFFSPRING - Smash - LP €22.99 (Epitaph) THE OFFSPRING - Ignition - LP €22.99 (Epitaph) Vinyl reissues of Smash and it’s predecessor Ignition. From 1994 and 1992 on the Epitaph label. Smash includes the breakthrough single ‘Come Out and Play (Keep ‘Em Separated). Both LPs are rematered from the original tapes.
STEREOPHONICS - Scream Above The Sounds - LP €22.99 (Parlophone) The 10th album from Welsh band Stereophonics which is released 20 years after their debut album. Includes the singles ‘All In One Night’, ‘Caught By The Wind’ and ‘Taken a Tumble’.
30 YEARS OF NUCLEAR BLAST - The Ultimate Vinyl Collection -7LP Boxset €57.99 (Nuclear Blast) Limited Edition Green Vinyl
BLACK SABBATH - Ten Years War - 8LP Boxset €279.99 (BMG) Limited Edition • 8 x vinyl LPs reproduced in their original sleeves, re-mastered by Andy Pearce from the original tapes and pressed on 180 gram splatter-coloured vinyl, each LP with unique and individual colouring • 2 x rare 7” singles, reproduced in their original sleeves • Crucifix shaped Black Sabbath USB stick, which can be worn round the neck and contains MQA high definition audio of the first eight Black Sabbath albums • The Ten Year War brochure, reproduced from the original publication • Hardback book, featuring accolades from the cream of rock royalty, coupled with official and candid photography of the band during their 1970s tours, recording sessions and photo-shoots • Tenth Anniversary World Tour 1978 Official Programme • Reprinted tour poster from the 1972 Seattle Centre Arena show