Bandcamp Day tips!

Bandcamp Friday is back and there’s more options than ever so it can be confusing to navigate, once you’ve caught up on clearing out your email inbox. So here’s some top tips from us.

First up, Sunburned Hand of the Man are offering 85% off when you buy their whole back catalogue. That works out at $27.79 for 155 releases. It’s not just a whole armada of Sunburned jams, but also some incendiary John Moloney/Thurston Moore sets of flamethrower rock n roll, country psyche from Franklin’s Mint and lots more.

Next up, the long standing and every strong VHF Records have made everything pay what you want to download and loads of sweet deals on merch. Here’s a few selected classics:

and speaking of VHF, they gave an amazing offsite tip-off yesterday. Hiroyuki Usui [aka L] had put up a free download of a two CD career restrospective he put together recently. Includes work he’s done under his own name, as L, as a member of Ghost and Azul. An astounding range of stuff here from spectral blues, to psychedelic jazz to some of the finest jams.

James Toth, the artist formerly known as Wooden Wand, has an EP of brand new songs ready ya!

Finally, even we have got in on the action, with a short 15 minute track by new secret collab The Hawkshead Bedroom Orchestra. It’s a wild track that outgrew its intended album and is full of deep psychedelic low end. It’s pay what you want but at the artists request, it will be made private next week and as a result, no longer for sale.

Whatever you do, enjoy the music and please share any top tips of your own

It’s the November radio show!

So much good music has hit me the last month that I ended up going over my time slot a little but I just couldn’t bear to skip any of these gems. We’ve got folk, techno, classic rock, drone, psychedelia and then many points in between.

As per the bright idea of G-Babz, the playlist has approximate start times next to them. Enjoy!

0:54 – Paul Schütze – In The Absence of Angels [from “The Second Law”]

6:45 – Violet Cold – Sahasrara Destruction [single]

9:33 – Light Conductor – Splitting Light [radio edit from “Sequence Two”]

14:54 – Patrick Shiroishi – The Long Bright Dark [from “Hidemi”]

17:34 – The Universal Veil – The Camel [from “Helios/Hind”]

21:57 – Good Shepherd – Nightjar Song [from “Let’s See What The East Wind Brings”]

26:00 – Amon Tobin – How Do You Live [from the album of the same name]

31:14 – HTRK – Kiss Kiss and Rhinestones [from the album “Rhinestones”]

33:14 – Ibukun Sunda – No Turning Back [from the EP “The Last Wave”]

35:06 – Goodparley and Poppy Jennings – The Art of Walking [from the EP “Enjoying Nature”]

39:17 – Carlton Melton – Lions Roar [from Golden Lion Sounds split 7” with Dead Sea Apes]

45:46 – Ulver – ECM Panorama [from the album “Scary Muzak”]

50:19 – Grouper – The Way Her Hair Falls [from the album “Shade”]

52:52 – MVW – Survey Says (feat. Shanique Marie & Lex Luger) [from the album “CLASSIC$”]

54:58 – Jake Blanchard – Trouble in the Clough [from the album “Bryophytes”]

58:54 – Iron Maiden – Prodigal Son [from the album “Killers”]

1:04:39 – Hawthonn – Drowned Light [from the album “Earth Mirror”]

1:13:57 – Incentive – Nostalgia Dwelling [from the self-titled album]

1:21:10 – Sophie Cooper – Goodbye Gemini [from the album of the same name]

1:26:04 – Golden Donna – Pushing [from the EP “The Damage Has Been Done”

1:31:54 – Ross Goldstein – 11 Largo [from the album “Chutes & Ladders”]

1:35:53 – Everling – Ad Hoc Part 5 (Purified) [from the album “Ad Hoc”]

1:44:10 – :Lauren Sarah Heyes – A [from the album “Mini Savior Opt.”]

1:49:43 – Dead Sea Apes – Night of the World [from the Golden Lion Sounds split 7” with Carlton Melton]

1:55:48 – Richard Youngs – Tokyo Photograph [from the album “CXXI”]

2:01:05 – Burd Ellen – The High Priestess and The Hierophant [single]

2:05:52 – Josh Doss – No Conditions [from the album “Distant Memories”]

2:08:30 – Stealing Sheep & The Radiophonic Workshop – End Credits [from the album “La Planète Sauvage”

October Radio Show now streaming

Live from the Golden Lion, Todmorden a mix of new stuff with some old classics.

Thanks to Gareth Babb for the great suggestion of adding play times to the tracklisting. So now each song has the approximate time it appears in the show listed in front of it.

0:00 – The Bug – Vexed (feat. Moor Mother) – from the album “Fire”

4:00 – G.E.K. – Teevee – from the album “Faculty Perception”

12:49 – Lal & Mike Waterson – The Scarecrow (demo) – from the deluxe edition of “Bright Phoebus”

16:15 – Four Tet – My Angel Rocks Back & Forth – from the album “Rounds”

21:06 – Endless Caverns – Return To The Solar Garden – from the album
“Color Breathing”

26:26 – Grouper – Unclean Mind – from the album “Shade”

30:08 – Sun City Girls – Come Maddalena – from the album “Funeral Mariachi”

32:57 – Warrington Runcorn New Town Development Plan – Fanfare For The Working Man – from the album “People & Industry”

33:57 – Richard Youngs & Raul Refree – Life Is An Avalanche – from the album “All Hands Around The Moment”

41:44 – Songs of Green Pheasant – Nightfall – from the self-titled debut album

45:48 – Steve Hauschildt – A Reflecting Pool – from the album “Where All Is Fled”

48:17 – Xochimochi – Nah Chan – from the album “Temple of the New Sun”

55:27 – Steeleye Span – Dirty Blackleg Miner – from the album “Hark The Village Wait”

57:28 – Gaspar Claus – 2359 – from the album “Tancade”

1:00:05 – Johann Johannsson – The Cause Of Labour Is The Hope of the World – from the soundtrack album “The Miner’s Hymns”

1:05:58 – Fairport Convention – Matty Groves – from the album “Liege & Lief”

1:14:00 – Nina Simone – Sinnerman – from the album “Pastel Blues”

1:23:44 – The Eight Minutes – Take My love Don’t Set Me Free – from the compilation “The Best of Perceptio & Today Records”

1:29:21 – Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The Reaper – from the album “Agents of Fortune”

1:34:11 – Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath – from the album of the same name

1:39:39 – Vangelis – The Dragon – from the album of the same name

The August Radio Show Is on Mixcloud

The last month has seen me quite staggered by just how much amazing music has been sent my way and it was hard to boil it all down into a two hour show but I am so delighted with the results!

Here’s the full track list:

Wreaths – The Ease With Which It’s Shadow Falls – Golden Threads From Riven Rot

Macromassa – El Consecuente Aspecto de Geometria – Kiosque of Arrows 2 [compiled by Tolouse Low Trax]

Phew – Days Nights – New Decade

Crazy Doberman – Five Ghosts Share a Chair on an Autumn Day in Siberia – everyone is rolling down a hill

Daniel Vujanic – Feeding The Shadow Tree – Paramnesia

Cubs – Tape Owl – Rivers of Amber/Frozen Waterfall

Eric Arn – Palais Mesmer – Higher Order

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (feat. Moses Sumney) – Soon It Will Be Fire – This Is A Mindfullness Drill

Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan – Built By Robots – People & Industry

Gnod – Paint It Blacker – Golden Lion Sound#4

Black Dice – White Sugar – Mod Prog Sic

Klotang – Hyperthruster – A Mirror Falls

Solyst – Flex – Spring

Coil – Love’s Secret Domain – Love’s Secret Domain

Love-Songs & U. Schuette – Dumpfes haemmerndes Droehnen – Spannende Musik

Mind Maintenance – The Ladder – s/t

Mako Sica – Unraveling – Garland of Heads

Richard Youngs – Solo Guitar 5 – Solo Guitar

Wolves In The Throne Room – Spirit of Lightning – Primordial Arcana

Menk – Тень – II  [*Chien]

Faust – Vorsatz –  Faust 1971-1974

Old Million Eye – Way To Fall – Future Wonder

Marissa Anderson & William Tyler – At The Edge Of the World – Lost Futures

LINGUA IGNOTA – MAN IS LIKE A SPRING FLOWER

Vinyl LP Subcription club!

Graprefruit Record Club is a new vinyl LP subscribers club.

Unlile previous subscriber clubs, which offered singles, the Grapefruit Record Club instead offers 4 LPs in a year with a big box to put them in at the end.

Their debut year 2011 looks great with exclusive LPs from Lambchop, Richard Youngs, L.Eugene Methe and 200 Years (Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance and Elisa Ambrogio of Magik Markers)

Richard Youngs releases Winter Solstice record

Apollolaan Recordings have announced that to celebrate the Winter Solstice they are releasing their first ever vinyl release, a new album from Richard Youngs.

The track listing is

Side a
Haze I 3’48”
The Glade and Clean Shade 5’41”
What Day is this Day 5’32”

side b
Heart in Open Space 6’55”
Joy Ride 5’02”
Sussex Pond 1’37”
Haze II 3’36”

“Atlas of Hearts” is released on 180g vinyl in full colour thick card sleeve. It is limited to 250 copies. The cover artwork is a painting by Matthew Shaw mirroring the recording process of the songs. The artwork design was done by Brian Lavelle.

Atlas of Hearts will be available from their website at Solstice (December 21st) as a pre-order and will ship from January 3rd 2011.

Their website is www.apollolaan.co.uk

Richard Youngs “Haze I” by apollolaan
Richard Youngs “What Day is this Day” by apollolaan