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Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear (LP+CD)
*LP comes with CD.* 'I Love You, Honeybear' is the highly-anticipated follow up to his acclaimed debut, Fear Fun. The album, featuring “Bored In The USA,” “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins),” “True Affection,” and the title track, was produced by Josh Tillman and Jonathan Wilson, mixed by Phil Ek, and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.

2 x LP - Bella Union - BELLA476V - £19.99

Other recordings by this artist

Father John Misty - Fear Fun
J. Tillman, the Fleet Foxes drummer and solo singer-songwriter drops one of our favourite albums of the year. Fans of John Grant, Todd Rundgren and Jonathan Wilson (who also produced the album) should definitely check. Highly recommended.

CD - Bella Union - BELLACD332 - £10.99Add to basket
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
'I Love You, Honeybear' is the highly-anticipated follow up to his acclaimed debut, Fear Fun. The album, featuring “Bored In The USA,” “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins),” “True Affection,” and the title track, was produced by Josh Tillman and Jonathan Wilson, mixed by Phil Ek, and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.

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Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
Whether by virtue of his lyrics, which routinely defy the presumed polarities of wit and empathy; his live performances which may perhaps be described best as “intimately berzerk”, or the infuriating line he seems to occupy between canny and total fraud online or in interviews, Father John Misty has cultivated a rare space for himself in the musical landscape - that of a real enigma. Pure Comedy sees Tillman at the height of these powers: as a lyricist, and equally so a cultural observer - at times bordering on freakishly prescient. Tillman’s bent critiques, bared humanity and gently warped classic songwriting are all here in equal measure and - at 75 minutes - there’s a veritable fuck ton of it. The album navigates themes of progress, technology, fame, the environment, politics, aging, social media, human nature, human connection and his own role in it all with his usual candour, and in terms as timely as they are timeless.

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Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
Whether by virtue of his lyrics, which routinely defy the presumed polarities of wit and empathy; his live performances which may perhaps be described best as “intimately berzerk”, or the infuriating line he seems to occupy between canny and total fraud online or in interviews, Father John Misty has cultivated a rare space for himself in the musical landscape - that of a real enigma. Pure Comedy sees Tillman at the height of these powers: as a lyricist, and equally so a cultural observer - at times bordering on freakishly prescient. Tillman’s bent critiques, bared humanity and gently warped classic songwriting are all here in equal measure and - at 75 minutes - there’s a veritable fuck ton of it. The album navigates themes of progress, technology, fame, the environment, politics, aging, social media, human nature, human connection and his own role in it all with his usual candour, and in terms as timely as they are timeless.

2 x LP - Bella Union - BELLA628V - £28.99Add to basket

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Lowly - Heba
Bella Union announce ‘Heba’, the debut album by hotly tipped Danish quintet Lowly - as uniquely sensual, rhythmic and mesmerising a brand of modern pop as you’ll hear in 2017: restlessly inventive, exquisitely melodic and defying easy categorisation. The band describe their music as “noise-pop , and everything in between.” In this case, ‘noise’ refers to the textures and treatments that the quintet mould from synths, laptop and guitar, which give Lowly’s spacious songs unpredictable, shape-shifting qualities, iced by Nanna Schannong and Soffie Viemose’s radiant voices, all brilliantly layered by the band and co-producer Anders Boll, Efterklang’s long-trusted engineer / soundman.

CD - Bella Union - BELLA568CD - £10.99Add to basket
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes - Deluxe Edition
One of the most heavily anticipated albums of 2008: this doesn't disappoint. Fleet Foxes have an ability to interweave folk / roots sounds with seemingly effortless, hymnal pop songs that have a similar lush quality to classic Beach Boys and Arcade Fire records. Grand, dramatic stuff.

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Czars - Sorry I Made You Cry
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Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther
11 tracks on Bella Union.

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Czars - Before But Longer
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John Grant - Queen Of Denmark
Debut solo album from John Grant, formermly of Czars, in collaboration with Midlake. This is a tour de force of new soft rock, steeped in melancholy beauty and arrangements that are expansive and dramatic but never overbearing. Bleak, articulate, epic pop - this is quite something...

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Czars - The Ugly People Vs The Beautiful People
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Jonathan Wilson - Gentle Spirit
Channeling the spirit of the Laurel Canyon Style into an epic modern day sprawl, this is a lushly arranged, laid back set of songs with a cosmic edge. Reference points are probably Neil Young, Stephen Stills 'et al', but there is an inventiveness and quality about this which marks it out on it's own...

CD - Bella Union - BELLACD294 - £6.99Add to basket
M Ward - A Wasteland Companion
The album, consisting of 12 stunning tracks, was made with 18 musicians and recorded in eight different studios in Portland, Omaha, New York City, Los Angeles, Austin and Bristol (UK). Ward’s honey-soaked vocals, deft finger-picking, innate sense of melody and beguiling lyrics have already cemented his reputation as one of America’s true musical treasures and A Wasteland Companion features some of the finest songwriting and most striking delivery of his career. With each and every recording Ward finds new ways to make the colours of his songwriting palate sparkle and his dexterous skills as producer, arranger, guitarist and singer seem to burst into even brighter bloom on each release.

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Father John Misty - Fear Fun
J. Tillman, the Fleet Foxes drummer and solo singer-songwriter drops one of our favourite albums of the year. Fans of John Grant, Todd Rundgren and Jonathan Wilson (who also produced the album) should definitely check. Highly recommended.

CD - Bella Union - BELLACD332 - £10.99Add to basket
John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
John Grant returns with his second solo album, following 2010's all-conquering 'Queen Of Denmark'. Like a lot of people, we were huge fans of that album, and first listens to this follow-up suggests that this is going the same way too. A much more electronic feel represents a considerable departure, but one which is working wonders here in the shop...

CD - Bella Union - BELLACD377 - £9.99
Jonathan Wilson - Fanfare
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Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Follow up to 2008 album from Seattle's Fleet Foxes. Musically it leans on country music a little bit more, in the slide guitar of songs like “Grown Ocean” and “Bedouin Dress” or “Helplessness Blues.” The music draws from music draws influence and inspiration from popular music and folk rock of the mid ‘60s to the early ‘70s, folks like Peter Paul & Mary, John Jacob Niles, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Neil Young.

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John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts (LP+CD)
2013 album from John Grant...double LP pressed on mint green vinyl. Comes with CD version too!

2 x LP - Bella Union - BELLAV377 - £17.99
RxGibbs - Contact - LP+CD
LP comes with cd version. (Bella Union Records).

LP - Bella Union - BELLAV411 - £18.99Add to basket
John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
John Grant’s third album, 'Grey Tickles, Black Pressure', a veritable tour-de-force that further refines and entwines his two principal strands of musical DNA, the sumptuous tempered ballad and the taut, fizzing electronic pop song. There are newer musical accomplishments across its panoply of towering sound, like the title track’s new steely demeanour, while the ominous drama of “Black Blizzard” echoes both John Carpenter and Bernard ‘Black Devil Disco Club’ Fevre’s beautiful and icy synthscapes. The contagious, gleeful “You And Him” marries buzzing rock with a squelchy electronic undertow, while orchestral drama swathes the bad-dreamy “Global Warming” and the album’s gorgeously aching widescreen finale “Geraldine”.

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Trouble With Templeton - Rookie
Adventurous, eccentric and stunningly melodic, ‘Rookie’ is an album that leaves a distinct musical impression. With their debut release The Trouble With Templeton have crafted a record full of warmth and heart, whilst displaying a willingness to make music that’s not afraid to affect or surprise. LP format includes a copy of the album on CD.

LP - Bella Union - BELLA446V - £19.99Add to basket
John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (LP+CD)
John Grant’s third album, 'Grey Tickles, Black Pressure', a veritable tour-de-force that further refines and entwines his two principal strands of musical DNA, the sumptuous tempered ballad and the taut, fizzing electronic pop song. There are newer musical accomplishments across its panoply of towering sound, like the title track’s new steely demeanour, while the ominous drama of “Black Blizzard” echoes both John Carpenter and Bernard ‘Black Devil Disco Club’ Fevre’s beautiful and icy synthscapes. The contagious, gleeful “You And Him” marries buzzing rock with a squelchy electronic undertow, while orchestral drama swathes the bad-dreamy “Global Warming” and the album’s gorgeously aching widescreen finale “Geraldine”.

2 x LP - Bella Union - BELLA505V - £21.99Add to basket
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
'I Love You, Honeybear' is the highly-anticipated follow up to his acclaimed debut, Fear Fun. The album, featuring “Bored In The USA,” “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins),” “True Affection,” and the title track, was produced by Josh Tillman and Jonathan Wilson, mixed by Phil Ek, and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.

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Horse Thief - Fear In Bliss - LP+CD
Horse Thief are purveyors of a panoramic yet nuanced sound, flowing from intimate to anthemic, the mood from vibrant to contemplative, with frontman Cameron Neal’s lyrics ranging from confessional to metaphorical. The result evokes the wide-open spaces of America’s Midwest but infuses the sense of grit and wonderment with edgier emotions.

LP - Bella Union - BELLAV441 - £19.99Add to basket
Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus (+ LTD BONUS 7 INCH)
**Limited early pre-orders of the album on vinyl also gets you a 7" vinyl record of "Love You So Bad" and a non-album B-side “Weekend”** STRICTLY ONE PER CUSTOMER - SHOP COLLECT ONLY.

LP - Bella Union - BELLA725VXX - £19.99
Horse Thief - Fear In Bliss
Horse Thief are purveyors of a panoramic yet nuanced sound, flowing from intimate to anthemic, the mood from vibrant to contemplative, with frontman Cameron Neal’s lyrics ranging from confessional to metaphorical. The result evokes the wide-open spaces of America’s Midwest but infuses the sense of grit and wonderment with edgier emotions.

CD - Bella Union - BELLACD441 - £11.99Add to basket
Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People (LP+CD)
‘Perpetual Motion People’, Ezra Furman’s first album for Bella Union, offers a cascade of memorably bristling hooks driven by a unique splicing of timeless influences, delivered with a restless urgency and combative spirit that shines through the American’s vocals and lyrics.

LP - Bella Union - BELLA498V - £18.99Add to basket
Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People
‘Perpetual Motion People’, Ezra Furman’s first album for Bella Union, offers a cascade of memorably bristling hooks driven by a unique splicing of timeless influences, delivered with a restless urgency and combative spirit that shines through the American’s vocals and lyrics.

CD - Bella Union - BELLA498CD - £10.99Add to basket
Mercury Rev - The Light In You
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John Grant - John Grant With The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra: Live In Concert
Double CD live recording of John Grant performing with a 90-piece orchestra, with arrangements by Fiona Brice.

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Mercury Rev - The Light In You (LP+CD)
Jumbo's Matthew Bradshaw says "at long last......."

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Czars - Best Of
Compiling 10 years of The Czars, featuring the voice of John Grant. Deluxe edition 2 LP, includes CD.

2 x LP - Bella Union - BELLA465V - £21.99Add to basket
Czars - Best Of
Compiling 10 years of The Czars, featuring the voice of John Grant.

CD - Bella Union - BELLA465CD - £11.99Add to basket
Money - Suicide Songs
In 2013 MONEY released their debut album ‘The Shadow Of Heaven’, following a handful of concerts that felt more like communions in out-of-the-way venues, advertised by word-of-mouth only. Two years on, the new MONEY album, ‘Suicide Songs’, takes you deeper into their sound and vision. It feels more advanced and yet simpler, more perfected and yet more open. It is, by turns, a tender, barren, cavernous, smouldering, despairing and inspirational piece of work. Out of a renewed, richer palate of sound, a sense of greater self-belief has emerged. However, as its title suggests, ‘Suicide Songs’ doesn’t shirk from the emotional truths that birthed it. “I wanted the album to sound like it was ‘coming from death’ which is where these songs emerged,” Jamie explains. “Above all else, I’m just trying to project and portray a poetic truth. Suicide is about anonymity, to the point where you don’t exist, which I definitely feel in my songwriting and as a person. But rather than writing myself out of anonymity, I want to remain there, in this record at least.”

CD - Bella Union - BELLA518CD - £10.99Add to basket
Beach House - Depression Cherry
In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role. With the growing success of Teen Dream and Bloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove the band towards a louder, more aggressive place; a place farther from their natural tendencies. Here, they continue to let themselves evolve while fully ignoring the commercial context in which they exist.

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Lanterns On The Lake - Beings
Two years on from the critically acclaimed Until The Colours Run, Lanterns On The Lake return with their third full-length record Beings, released 13th November on Bella Union. It marks another leap in the band’s development as they expand their range, pushing the envelope of their signature atmospheric rock and scaling new heights of absorbing song-craft.

CD - Bella Union - BELLA493CD - £10.99Add to basket
Marissa Nadler - Strangers
Freaky folker Marissa Nadler's new LP, on Sacred Bones... Expect surreal atmospheres and excellent songs. For more than 12 years Marissa Nadler has perfected her own take on the exquisitely sculpted gothic American songform. On her seventh full-length, ‘Strangers’, released on Bella Union, she has shed any self-imposed restrictions her earlier albums adhered to, stepped through a looking glass and created a truly monumental work. Her talent for powerfully juxtaposing the ominous and the beautiful is on full display. Turning her writing to more universal themes, Nadler dives deep into a surreal, apocalyptic dreamscape. Her lyrics touch upon the loneliness and despair of the characters that inhabit them. These muses are primal, fractured, disillusioned, delicate, and alone. They are the unified voice of this record, the titular ‘Strangers’. Once again partnered with producer Randall Dunn, Nadler has created an album equal in sonic quality to the apocalyptic lyrical tone that covers its 44 minutes. In places her voice and guitar play off subsonic synths, while elsewhere, a pulsing drumbeat launches the songs off into an intense, confrontational place.

Jumbo's Adam Gillison says "Marissa Nadler sculpts an album of dark, ruinous beauty; gothic American folk wrapped in synths and orchestrations. Supremely elegant songwriting from one of the finest around."

CD - Bella Union - BELLA531CD - £10.99Add to basket
Promise and the Monster - Feed the Fire
Billie Lindahl, the woman behind the name Promise & The Monster, brings a vivid landscape to life on ‘Feed The Fire’, recorded in Stockholm, where Lindahl lives. “We aimed at combining the elegance of old Sixties recordings with something darker and more mechanical,” she recalls. “Like you would play a Lee Hazlewood song on top of Nico’s late Eighties records.” Duality sits at the core of ‘Feed The Fire’, likewise the name Promise & The Monster. “To feed the fire can be seen as both constructive and destructive,” Lindahl concludes. “You keep the fire burning, the spark alive. But fire can kill you. To see, listen and feel is quite a violent and confusing experience, and I think my lyrics often evolve around that, blurring boundaries between dream and reality, and between sanity and insanity.”

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Jambinai - A Hermitage
South Korean trio Jambinai sound less like a band than a force of nature, fusing the full dramatic range of post rock dynamics to Korean folk roots to create an exhilarating, vivid and unique fusion...

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Fiona Brice - Postcards From
Few CVs are as illustrious as that of Fiona Brice. Her career encompasses orchestral arrangements for artists such as John Grant, Anna Calvi, Midlake, Placebo, Vashti Bunyan and Jarvis Cocker, scores for concert performances by Roy Harper and Gemma Ray and violin performances for the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Katherine Jenkins, Gorillaz and Robbie Williams. Now there’s a new name to add to this incredible list; Brice herself, with a stunning solo debut, ‘Postcards From’, ten instrumental pieces as rich and cinematic as its ingredients are minimal; just violin, cello and piano and a restlessly inventive imagination. From the piercing clarity of ‘Berlin’ to the cascading ‘Glastonbury’, from the peaceful reverie of ‘Koh Yao Noi’ to the haunting tension of ‘Antwerp’, Brice’s violin and compositional skill forges many moods. Her piano also leads the luminescent ‘Dallas’ and the candlelit aura of ‘Denton’ while violin and piano combine with the swarthier overtones of cello for ‘Paris’, ‘Verona’ and ‘Tokyo’.

CD - Bella Union - BELLA546CD - £11.99Add to basket
Fiona Brice - Postcards From
Few CVs are as illustrious as that of Fiona Brice. Her career encompasses orchestral arrangements for artists such as John Grant, Anna Calvi, Midlake, Placebo, Vashti Bunyan and Jarvis Cocker, scores for concert performances by Roy Harper and Gemma Ray and violin performances for the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Katherine Jenkins, Gorillaz and Robbie Williams. Now there’s a new name to add to this incredible list; Brice herself, with a stunning solo debut, ‘Postcards From’, ten instrumental pieces as rich and cinematic as its ingredients are minimal; just violin, cello and piano and a restlessly inventive imagination. From the piercing clarity of ‘Berlin’ to the cascading ‘Glastonbury’, from the peaceful reverie of ‘Koh Yao Noi’ to the haunting tension of ‘Antwerp’, Brice’s violin and compositional skill forges many moods. Her piano also leads the luminescent ‘Dallas’ and the candlelit aura of ‘Denton’ while violin and piano combine with the swarthier overtones of cello for ‘Paris’, ‘Verona’ and ‘Tokyo’. LP format includes a copy of the album on CD.

LP - Bella Union - BELLA546V - £18.99Add to basket
Karl Blau - Introducing Karl Blau
On ‘Introducing Karl Blau’, released by Bella Union, the enigmatic vocalist charts a new vision of country music. A Northwest indie hero, Blau channels darkness and hope in a cinematic collection of Nashville country hits from the 60s and 70s. Produced by Tucker Martine, the record features performances by Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Laura Veirs, Jon Hyde, Eli Moore (Lake), Steve Moore (Earth, SunnO))), among others. It all started with cutting a 7” single, a cover of the 1969 Tom T Hall hit ‘That’s How I Got To Memphis’. Blau, whom Martine had come to know from sessions with Laura Veirs among others, asked if he could try singing it. “I knew what a special artist Karl was, but I had no idea what a powerful interpreter of songs he was,” Martine says. The collaboration, pairing Blau’s deeply sonorous voice with Martine’s warm, modern arrangements, recast the Nashville hit in a new light. “He was able to communicate the essence of the song in such a moving way that we started dreaming of making a whole record based around our excitement for that collaboration.” The result was the single and, now, ‘Introducing Karl Blau’.

CD - Bella Union - BELLA534CD - £8.99Add to basket
Departure Lounge - Jetlag Dreams
Record Store Release 2016

12" - Bella Union - BELLA533V - £19.99Add to basket
Will Stratton - Rosewood Almanac
‘Rosewood Almanac’ is a work of fragile magic, a hypnotic combination of beautifully breathy voice and exquisite lyrical imagery, gorgeous melodies and similarly soft-spun instrumentation, centred on Will Stratton’s thrumming acoustic guitar and the verdant presence of velvet strings.

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Will Stratton - Rosewood Almanac
‘Rosewood Almanac’ is a work of fragile magic, a hypnotic combination of beautifully breathy voice and exquisite lyrical imagery, gorgeous melodies and similarly soft-spun instrumentation, centred on Will Stratton’s thrumming acoustic guitar and the verdant presence of velvet strings.

LP - Bella Union - BELLA616V - £19.99Add to basket
Arc Iris - Moon Saloon
‘Moon Saloon’ constitutes a natural progression from the first album’s whimsical explorations. Produced by the group and mixed by electronic producer David Wrench of FKA Twigs and Caribou fame, the album showcases beat-heavy melodies and textural, grooveriding rhythms. It developed from the band’s distillations of musical influences, combining traditional elements with percussive structures and dense, beguiling harmonies. In many ways this second album captures Arc Iris’ musical odyssey as a band. “It has a heavier sound, more intense,” says Arc Iris keyboardist Zach Tenorio- Miller, who makes liberal use of sampling in many of the songs. The group matches an unusual array of organic acoustic instruments with layered electronic sounds.

CD - Bella Union - BELLA544CD - £10.99Add to basket
Soundwalk Collective and Jesse Paris Smith feat. Patti Smith - Killer Road
A shimmering ambient tone, an electronic underlay to the lulling chatter of crickets, makes way for the unmistakeable voice of Patti Smith, quietly intoning, ominously, “The killer road is waiting for you / like a finger, pointing in the night.” ‘Killer Road’ is a deep, dark, illuminating and meditative journey into mortality and motion, into fear and doubt and, eventually, death. Behind the music and concept of ‘Killer Road’ is international trio Soundwalk Collective - Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli and Kamran Sadeghi - plus Patti Smith’s daughter, Jesse Paris Smith, who conceived an immersive exploration of the tragic death of Christa Päffgen. Better known as Nico, the Velvet Underground chanteuse and solo pioneer, Päffgen died while riding her bike on the island of Ibiza in the summer of 1988. In the years before she died, Nico had not neglected her creative muse, writing poetry that would never be published, or heard, until now, in the form of the opening title track, ‘Killer Road’. The tracks that follow are eight interpretations of Nico lyrics, predominantly taken from classic albums such as ‘Desertshore’ and ‘Drama Of Exile’, arranged by fellow poet and kindred spirit Patti Smith. The roots of ‘Killer Road’ lie in a fortuitous meeting on an airplane bound for New York. One passenger was Patti Smith; the other was Soundwalk Collective founder Crasneanscki. Soundwalk had previously been a collaborative series of walking guides to cities that created an idiosyncratic and evocative understanding for the listener, before evolving into musical frameworks for field recordings and sight specific sound installations and performances using a variety of texts and themes. ‘Killer Road’ was initially a live audio visual experience in New York as part of 2014’s Crossing The Line festival, with subsequent performances taking place in London and Berlin. This is the recorded version, a poignant, profound, imaginative exploration and tribute nearly 30 years after that fateful summer’s day.

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Soundwalk Collective and Jesse Paris Smith feat. Patti Smith - Killer Road
Coloured double vinyl (one black disc, one white) LP includes digital download and 16 page booklet with interviews and exclusive photos. A shimmering ambient tone, an electronic underlay to the lulling chatter of crickets, makes way for the unmistakeable voice of Patti Smith, quietly intoning, ominously, “The killer road is waiting for you / like a finger, pointing in the night.” ‘Killer Road’ is a deep, dark, illuminating and meditative journey into mortality and motion, into fear and doubt and, eventually, death. Behind the music and concept of ‘Killer Road’ is international trio Soundwalk Collective - Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli and Kamran Sadeghi - plus Patti Smith’s daughter, Jesse Paris Smith, who conceived an immersive exploration of the tragic death of Christa Päffgen. Better known as Nico, the Velvet Underground chanteuse and solo pioneer, Päffgen died while riding her bike on the island of Ibiza in the summer of 1988. In the years before she died, Nico had not neglected her creative muse, writing poetry that would never be published, or heard, until now, in the form of the opening title track, ‘Killer Road’. The tracks that follow are eight interpretations of Nico lyrics, predominantly taken from classic albums such as ‘Desertshore’ and ‘Drama Of Exile’, arranged by fellow poet and kindred spirit Patti Smith. The roots of ‘Killer Road’ lie in a fortuitous meeting on an airplane bound for New York. One passenger was Patti Smith; the other was Soundwalk Collective founder Crasneanscki. Soundwalk had previously been a collaborative series of walking guides to cities that created an idiosyncratic and evocative understanding for the listener, before evolving into musical frameworks for field recordings and sight specific sound installations and performances using a variety of texts and themes. ‘Killer Road’ was initially a live audio visual experience in New York as part of 2014’s Crossing The Line festival, with subsequent performances taking place in London and Berlin. This is the recorded version, a poignant, profound, imaginative exploration and tribute nearly 30 years after that fateful summer’s day.

2 x LP - Bella Union - BELLA545V - £19.99Add to basket
Beach House - B-Sides and Rarities
From the band: “When we announced that we were releasing a B-sides and rarities album, someone on Twitter asked, ‘B-sides record? Why would Beach House put out a B-sides record? Their A-sides are like B-sides.’ This random person has a point. Our goal has never been to make music that is explicitly commercial. Over the years, as we have worked on our 6 LPs, it wasn’t the ‘best’ or most catchy songs that made the records, just the ones that fit together to make a cohesive work. Accordingly, our B-sides are not songs that we didn’t like as much, just ones that didn’t have a place on the records we were making. “The idea for a B-sides record came when we realized just how many non-album songs had been made over the years, and how hard it was to find and hear many of them. This compilation contains every song we have ever made that does not exist on one of our records. There are 14 songs in total.”

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Beach House - B-Sides and Rarities (Exclusive Clear Vinyl)
From the band: “When we announced that we were releasing a B-sides and rarities album, someone on Twitter asked, ‘B-sides record? Why would Beach House put out a B-sides record? Their A-sides are like B-sides.’ This random person has a point. Our goal has never been to make music that is explicitly commercial. Over the years, as we have worked on our 6 LPs, it wasn’t the ‘best’ or most catchy songs that made the records, just the ones that fit together to make a cohesive work. Accordingly, our B-sides are not songs that we didn’t like as much, just ones that didn’t have a place on the records we were making. “The idea for a B-sides record came when we realized just how many non-album songs had been made over the years, and how hard it was to find and hear many of them. This compilation contains every song we have ever made that does not exist on one of our records. There are 14 songs in total.”

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Xiu Xiu - Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks
An abrasive re-work of Angelo Badalmenti's classic score... They've taken the delicate, brooding atmospheres of the original and amped up every facet. This is some seriously avant-hyperbole with its sonic tether still tied to the beauty of the original score. If you haven't, do.

CD - Bella Union - BELLA543CD - £10.99Add to basket
Creep Show - Mr Dynamite
Creep Show brings together John Grant with the dark funk of analogue electronic band Wrangler (Stephen Mallinder/Phil Winter/Benge) to create Mr Dynamite - a debut album packed with experimental pop and surreal funk. Recorded in Cornwall with a lifetime’s collection of drum machines and synthesisers assembled by Benge and explored by every member of Creep Show, there’s a real sense of freedom in the shackles-off grooves, channelling the early pioneering spirit of the Sugarhill Gang through wires and random electric noise.

CD - Bella Union - BELLA735CD - £10.99Add to basket
Tasseomancy - Do Easy
For the seasoned loners, stoners and lackadaisically laid, ‘Do Easy’ was written as a deadbeat anthem for a generation who was told that anything is possible after the possibility slows. Written in Toronto and Montreal, ‘Do Easy’ was created as a lamp shade of hope; of soft survivalism. Serene, strange and magnetically sung, it honours its freethinking forebears without being weighed down by them, creating immersive worlds of loving allusion.Sisters Sari and Romy Lightman are former members of queer coldwave band Austra. Channelling their former forays in psychedelic folk into a kind of lushly accessible, warmly experimental dream pop along with bandmates Johnny Spence and Evan Cartwright, they explore manipulated sounds, all with mood in mind.

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Tasseomancy - Do Easy (Coloured Vinyl)
For the seasoned loners, stoners and lackadaisically laid, ‘Do Easy’ was written as a deadbeat anthem for a generation who was told that anything is possible after the possibility slows. Written in Toronto and Montreal, ‘Do Easy’ was created as a lamp shade of hope; of soft survivalism. Serene, strange and magnetically sung, it honours its freethinking forebears without being weighed down by them, creating immersive worlds of loving allusion.Sisters Sari and Romy Lightman are former members of queer coldwave band Austra. Channelling their former forays in psychedelic folk into a kind of lushly accessible, warmly experimental dream pop along with bandmates Johnny Spence and Evan Cartwright, they explore manipulated sounds, all with mood in mind. LP pressed on white vinyl with digital download code included.

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Pavo Pavo - Young Narrator In The Breakers
Pavo Pavo are an experimental pop band from Brooklyn, NY. The band started writing together while studying music at Yale and since then its members have worked closely with indie and classical heavyweights such as Here We Go Magic, John Zorn, Dave Longstreth, Porches, Olga Bell, Lucius, Roomful Of Teeth and San Fermin. Hailed by Stereogum as “weightless pop music that sounds like it was beamed down from a glimmering utopian future,” Pavo Pavo are a mind meld of five songwriters with a shared vision for creating new, expressive worlds of sound while using meticulous ears to evoke the feeling of bygone eras...

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Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody
The Flaming Lips are one of the most enduring, influential, unpredictable and universally respected bands of their generation or any other. Led by Wayne Coyne, they have been cited as the ultimate live attraction and life affirming festival band who continue to dazzle audiences with their over-the-top, maximalist, high energy onslaught on the senses. On ‘Oczy Mlody’ The Lips return to form with an album no less experimental in nature but perhaps more melodically song oriented, recalling the best parts of their most critically applauded albums ‘The Soft Bulletin’ and the gold certified ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots’.

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Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody
The Flaming Lips are one of the most enduring, influential, unpredictable and universally respected bands of their generation or any other. Led by Wayne Coyne, they have been cited as the ultimate live attraction and life affirming festival band who continue to dazzle audiences with their over-the-top, maximalist, high energy onslaught on the senses. On ‘Oczy Mlody’ The Lips return to form with an album no less experimental in nature but perhaps more melodically song oriented, recalling the best parts of their most critically applauded albums ‘The Soft Bulletin’ and the gold certified ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots’.

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Horse Thief - Trials & Truths - Gold Vinyl
Trials And Truths follows “Fear In Bliss”, the band’s highly acclaimed Bella Union album debut. Clash Music noted its “punchy riffs and sunshine melodies, lovely harmonies and production,” while The Line Of Best Fit said, “twinkling guitars and keys sashay around Neal’s tender voice, creating a warm, melodic bath of sound. It’s a thing of beauty.”

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Horse Thief - Trials & Truths
Trials And Truths follows “Fear In Bliss”, the band’s highly acclaimed Bella Union album debut. Clash Music noted its “punchy riffs and sunshine melodies, lovely harmonies and production,” while The Line Of Best Fit said, “twinkling guitars and keys sashay around Neal’s tender voice, creating a warm, melodic bath of sound. It’s a thing of beauty.”

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Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
Whether by virtue of his lyrics, which routinely defy the presumed polarities of wit and empathy; his live performances which may perhaps be described best as “intimately berzerk”, or the infuriating line he seems to occupy between canny and total fraud online or in interviews, Father John Misty has cultivated a rare space for himself in the musical landscape - that of a real enigma. Pure Comedy sees Tillman at the height of these powers: as a lyricist, and equally so a cultural observer - at times bordering on freakishly prescient. Tillman’s bent critiques, bared humanity and gently warped classic songwriting are all here in equal measure and - at 75 minutes - there’s a veritable fuck ton of it. The album navigates themes of progress, technology, fame, the environment, politics, aging, social media, human nature, human connection and his own role in it all with his usual candour, and in terms as timely as they are timeless.

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Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
Whether by virtue of his lyrics, which routinely defy the presumed polarities of wit and empathy; his live performances which may perhaps be described best as “intimately berzerk”, or the infuriating line he seems to occupy between canny and total fraud online or in interviews, Father John Misty has cultivated a rare space for himself in the musical landscape - that of a real enigma. Pure Comedy sees Tillman at the height of these powers: as a lyricist, and equally so a cultural observer - at times bordering on freakishly prescient. Tillman’s bent critiques, bared humanity and gently warped classic songwriting are all here in equal measure and - at 75 minutes - there’s a veritable fuck ton of it. The album navigates themes of progress, technology, fame, the environment, politics, aging, social media, human nature, human connection and his own role in it all with his usual candour, and in terms as timely as they are timeless.

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Lydia Ainsworth - Darling Of The Afterglow
Mixing yearning pop with other-worldly synthetic sounds, plush classical settings and weird-gothic R&B influences, Lydia Ainsworth’s new album is a richly imagined, richly felt work of future-pop classicism: an album of intimate emotions projected in heightened widescreen. The stunning, 11-track ‘Darling Of The Afterglow’ - from the lush lullaby of ‘Afterglow’, to the immersive ‘Into The Blue’, to the masterful cover of Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’ - showcases a great leap forward from Right from Real’s already prodigious experi-pop riches...

Jumbo's Jack Donnison says "FKA Twigs fans take note, as Tahliah Debrett Barnett's influence seethes into every knook of this new Lydia Ainsworth's record."

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Lydia Ainsworth - Darling Of The Afterglow
Mixing yearning pop with other-worldly synthetic sounds, plush classical settings and weird-gothic R&B influences, Lydia Ainsworth’s new album is a richly imagined, richly felt work of future-pop classicism: an album of intimate emotions projected in heightened widescreen. The stunning, 11-track ‘Darling Of The Afterglow’ - from the lush lullaby of ‘Afterglow’, to the immersive ‘Into The Blue’, to the masterful cover of Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’ - showcases a great leap forward from Right from Real’s already prodigious experi-pop riches.

Jumbo's Jack Donnison says "FKA Twigs fans take note, as Tahliah Debrett Barnett's influence seethes into every knook of this new Lydia Ainsworth's record"

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Broen - I <3 Art
They may share a name and home country with one of Nordic TV’s darkest detective dramas, but you won’t find any dismembered bodies or nihilistic feelings on Broen’s ‘I <3 Art’, released through Bella Union. Bursting with experi-pop exuberance and driven by a spirit of warm commonality, the five-piece’s debut album exults in the pleasures of intelligent music; its deep rhythms, dreamy melodies and dazzling sounds building bridges between bustles of jazzy percussion, psychedelic flourishes, funk grooves, mellifluous electronics and hip-hop beats. And if Norwegian-noir clichés and all other generic conventions are playfully bucked on its brightly exploratory way, such is Broen’s mission.

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Broen - I <3 Art
They may share a name and home country with one of Nordic TV’s darkest detective dramas, but you won’t find any dismembered bodies or nihilistic feelings on Broen’s ‘I <3 Art’, released through Bella Union. Bursting with experi-pop exuberance and driven by a spirit of warm commonality, the five-piece’s debut album exults in the pleasures of intelligent music; its deep rhythms, dreamy melodies and dazzling sounds building bridges between bustles of jazzy percussion, psychedelic flourishes, funk grooves, mellifluous electronics and hip-hop beats. And if Norwegian-noir clichés and all other generic conventions are playfully bucked on its brightly exploratory way, such is Broen’s mission.

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Creep Show - Mr Dynamite
Creep Show brings together John Grant with the dark funk of analogue electronic band Wrangler (Stephen Mallinder/Phil Winter/Benge) to create Mr Dynamite - a debut album packed with experimental pop and surreal funk. Recorded in Cornwall with a lifetime’s collection of drum machines and synthesisers assembled by Benge and explored by every member of Creep Show, there’s a real sense of freedom in the shackles-off grooves, channelling the early pioneering spirit of the Sugarhill Gang through wires and random electric noise.

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BNQT - Volume 1
BNQT, a new indie super-group conceived and led by Eric Pulido of Midlake, release their debut album ‘Volume 1’ via Bella Union. The introductory set includes ten new, original songs and features five vocalists - Ben Bridwell of Band Of Horses, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Fran Healy of Travis, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, and Pulido - who wrote and sing two tracks each, with backing from other Midlake members McKenzie Smith (drums), Joey McClellan (guitar) and Jesse Chandler (keys).

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BNQT - Volume 1
BNQT, a new indie super-group conceived and led by Eric Pulido of Midlake, release their debut album ‘Volume 1’ via Bella Union. The introductory set includes ten new, original songs and features five vocalists - Ben Bridwell of Band Of Horses, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Fran Healy of Travis, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, and Pulido - who wrote and sing two tracks each, with backing from other Midlake members McKenzie Smith (drums), Joey McClellan (guitar) and Jesse Chandler (keys).

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My Sad Captains - Sun Bridge
Three years after their last album, London’s My Sad Captains light the way to fresh shores with their radiant fourth album. Released via Bella Union, ‘Sun Bridge’ is named after the way a still lake offers the ideal conditions for the sun’s reflection to resemble a bridge across the water. Between its lustrous dream pop surfaces and hidden depths, it’s an album that reflects on how uncertain times can be the seed-bed for change: or, for a bridge to extended adventures.

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Jonathan Wilson - Rare Birds
Jonathan Wilson is set to release his own new solo album Rare Birds in the spring. The highly anticipated long player - which features backing vocals from Lana Del Rey, Josh Tillman, fellow Roger Waters bandmates Lucius and an extraordinary musical gift from otherworldly Brian Eno collaborator Laraaji - will be released through Bella Union worldwide. Wilson describes Rare Birds as a "maximalist," high density album more influenced by 80s British production more than anything to do with Southern California in 1970s. It’s a dynamic new approach for Wilson that calls to mind one of Peter Gabriel's early solo albums or even mid-period Kate Bush. "This album is a hell of a lot more Trevor Horn than anything, you know, Laurel Canyon-related,” he adds. Of Rare Birds as a whole Wilson says, “I want my music to hit people like an emotional tidal wave. With my songwriting it's never about a clever couplet or smug turn of phrase, it's about the intensity, the impact. Besides, we're all fishing downstream from Townes Van Zandt anyway, so the only thing left to do is go BIG."

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Jonathan Wilson - Rare Birds
Jonathan Wilson is set to release his own new solo album Rare Birds in the spring. The highly anticipated long player - which features backing vocals from Lana Del Rey, Josh Tillman, fellow Roger Waters bandmates Lucius and an extraordinary musical gift from otherworldly Brian Eno collaborator Laraaji - will be released through Bella Union worldwide. Wilson describes Rare Birds as a "maximalist," high density album more influenced by 80s British production more than anything to do with Southern California in 1970s. It’s a dynamic new approach for Wilson that calls to mind one of Peter Gabriel's early solo albums or even mid-period Kate Bush. "This album is a hell of a lot more Trevor Horn than anything, you know, Laurel Canyon-related,” he adds. Of Rare Birds as a whole Wilson says, “I want my music to hit people like an emotional tidal wave. With my songwriting it's never about a clever couplet or smug turn of phrase, it's about the intensity, the impact. Besides, we're all fishing downstream from Townes Van Zandt anyway, so the only thing left to do is go BIG."

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Mammut - Kinder Visions
Icelandic bands often resemble a force of nature and Mammút are no exception. What’s more, the quintet’s spectacular new album ‘Kinder Versions’ is exactly the kind of volcanic presence that is sorely lacking in 21st Century rock, likewise their unpredictable and uncategorizable shape-shifting sound, like a very modern twist on psychedelia. Having worked with various Icelandic labels, Mammút’s signing to Bella Union is part of their plan to expand horizons. “It was never a decision to sing in Icelandic, it came out naturally when I wrote,” Kata explains. “But there are so few venues in Iceland, and we crave to move further. Singing in an international language opens the door - it means that people can understand not just the feeling in the vocals, but the words too, when I’m singing my heart out.”

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Mammut - Kinder Visions
Icelandic bands often resemble a force of nature and Mammút are no exception. What’s more, the quintet’s spectacular new album ‘Kinder Versions’ is exactly the kind of volcanic presence that is sorely lacking in 21st Century rock, likewise their unpredictable and uncategorizable shape-shifting sound, like a very modern twist on psychedelia. Having worked with various Icelandic labels, Mammút’s signing to Bella Union is part of their plan to expand horizons. “It was never a decision to sing in Icelandic, it came out naturally when I wrote,” Kata explains. “But there are so few venues in Iceland, and we crave to move further. Singing in an international language opens the door - it means that people can understand not just the feeling in the vocals, but the words too, when I’m singing my heart out.”

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Jonathan Wilson - Rare Birds (Indies-Only GOLD vinyl)
Jonathan Wilson is set to release his own new solo album Rare Birds in the spring. The highly anticipated long player - which features backing vocals from Lana Del Rey, Josh Tillman, fellow Roger Waters bandmates Lucius and an extraordinary musical gift from otherworldly Brian Eno collaborator Laraaji - will be released through Bella Union worldwide. Wilson describes Rare Birds as a "maximalist," high density album more influenced by 80s British production more than anything to do with Southern California in 1970s. It’s a dynamic new approach for Wilson that calls to mind one of Peter Gabriel's early solo albums or even mid-period Kate Bush. "This album is a hell of a lot more Trevor Horn than anything, you know, Laurel Canyon-related,” he adds. Of Rare Birds as a whole Wilson says, “I want my music to hit people like an emotional tidal wave. With my songwriting it's never about a clever couplet or smug turn of phrase, it's about the intensity, the impact. Besides, we're all fishing downstream from Townes Van Zandt anyway, so the only thing left to do is go BIG." Limited GOLD-coloured vinyl for independent stores only...!

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Lanterns On The Lake - Live With Royal Northern Sinfonia
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Lost Horizons - Ojalá
Currently celebrating 20 years piloting his revered record label Bella Union, Simon Raymonde has scaled another personal peak, a new collaboration with drummer Richie Thomas. They’re called Lost Horizons, and their stunning debut album, Ojalá, released 3rd November on Bella Union, is a rare sighting of two gifted musicians who, for different reasons, have been largely absent from music-making for the last 20 years. Yet the record is proof of a telepathic relationship through music, established when the pair first became collaborators and friends in the eighties. Ojalá also incorporates a heady cast of guest singers. Some are signed to Bella Union, such as Marissa Nadler, former Midlake frontman Tim Smith, Cameron Neal (Horse Thief), others are long-time favourites of Raymonde’s (Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit and Ghostpoet), or newer discoveries (Beth Cannon, Hilang Child, Gemma Dunleavy and Phil McDonnell). And then there is the incomparable Karen Peris of The Innocence Mission, one of Raymonde’s most beloved artists, in her first collaboration outside of The Innocence Mission and solo recordings. Together, the Lost Horizons ensemble has created an hour of exquisite, expansive and diverse spellcasting, from facets of soul (‘Bones’, featuring Cannon, and ‘Reckless’, featuring Ghostpoet) to dreamier invocations like ‘She Led Me Away’ (featuring Smith) and Ojalá’s lengthiest trip, ‘The Engine’ (featuring Hilang Child). There’s the odd louder, faster detour, like ‘Life Inside A Paradox’ (featuring Neal, with Sharon Van Etten on backing vocals), but the dominant mood is a deep, rich melancholia.

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Lost Horizons - Ojalá
Currently celebrating 20 years piloting his revered record label Bella Union, Simon Raymonde has scaled another personal peak, a new collaboration with drummer Richie Thomas. They’re called Lost Horizons, and their stunning debut album, Ojalá, released 3rd November on Bella Union, is a rare sighting of two gifted musicians who, for different reasons, have been largely absent from music-making for the last 20 years. Yet the record is proof of a telepathic relationship through music, established when the pair first became collaborators and friends in the eighties. Ojalá also incorporates a heady cast of guest singers. Some are signed to Bella Union, such as Marissa Nadler, former Midlake frontman Tim Smith, Cameron Neal (Horse Thief), others are long-time favourites of Raymonde’s (Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit and Ghostpoet), or newer discoveries (Beth Cannon, Hilang Child, Gemma Dunleavy and Phil McDonnell). And then there is the incomparable Karen Peris of The Innocence Mission, one of Raymonde’s most beloved artists, in her first collaboration outside of The Innocence Mission and solo recordings. Together, the Lost Horizons ensemble has created an hour of exquisite, expansive and diverse spellcasting, from facets of soul (‘Bones’, featuring Cannon, and ‘Reckless’, featuring Ghostpoet) to dreamier invocations like ‘She Led Me Away’ (featuring Smith) and Ojalá’s lengthiest trip, ‘The Engine’ (featuring Hilang Child). There’s the odd louder, faster detour, like ‘Life Inside A Paradox’ (featuring Neal, with Sharon Van Etten on backing vocals), but the dominant mood is a deep, rich melancholia.

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Lost Horizons - Ojalá (Deluxe Coloured Vinyl Version)
Currently celebrating 20 years piloting his revered record label Bella Union, Simon Raymonde has scaled another personal peak, a new collaboration with drummer Richie Thomas. They’re called Lost Horizons, and their stunning debut album, Ojalá, released 3rd November on Bella Union, is a rare sighting of two gifted musicians who, for different reasons, have been largely absent from music-making for the last 20 years. Yet the record is proof of a telepathic relationship through music, established when the pair first became collaborators and friends in the eighties. Ojalá also incorporates a heady cast of guest singers. Some are signed to Bella Union, such as Marissa Nadler, former Midlake frontman Tim Smith, Cameron Neal (Horse Thief), others are long-time favourites of Raymonde’s (Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit and Ghostpoet), or newer discoveries (Beth Cannon, Hilang Child, Gemma Dunleavy and Phil McDonnell). And then there is the incomparable Karen Peris of The Innocence Mission, one of Raymonde’s most beloved artists, in her first collaboration outside of The Innocence Mission and solo recordings. Together, the Lost Horizons ensemble has created an hour of exquisite, expansive and diverse spellcasting, from facets of soul (‘Bones’, featuring Cannon, and ‘Reckless’, featuring Ghostpoet) to dreamier invocations like ‘She Led Me Away’ (featuring Smith) and Ojalá’s lengthiest trip, ‘The Engine’ (featuring Hilang Child). There’s the odd louder, faster detour, like ‘Life Inside A Paradox’ (featuring Neal, with Sharon Van Etten on backing vocals), but the dominant mood is a deep, rich melancholia.

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Susanne Sundfor - Music For People In Trouble
Acclaimed Norwegian singer songwriter and producer Susanne Sundfør releases her highly anticipated new album ‘Music For People In Trouble’ through Bella Union. Sundfør’s most poignant and personal album to date, ‘Music For People In Trouble’ marks her out as one of the most compelling artists in the world. The album was inspired by a journey Susanne made in a bid to re-connect, travelling across continents to contrary environments and politically contrasting worlds from North Korea to the Amazon jungle. “We are living in a time of great changes. Everything is moving so rapidly, sometimes violently, sometimes dauntingly. I think a lot of people experience anxiety these days. I wanted to address these emotions on the album.” - Susanne Sundfør

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Susanne Sundfor - Music For People In Trouble
Acclaimed Norwegian singer songwriter and producer Susanne Sundfør releases her highly anticipated new album ‘Music For People In Trouble’ through Bella Union. Sundfør’s most poignant and personal album to date, ‘Music For People In Trouble’ marks her out as one of the most compelling artists in the world. The album was inspired by a journey Susanne made in a bid to re-connect, travelling across continents to contrary environments and politically contrasting worlds from North Korea to the Amazon jungle. “We are living in a time of great changes. Everything is moving so rapidly, sometimes violently, sometimes dauntingly. I think a lot of people experience anxiety these days. I wanted to address these emotions on the album.” - Susanne Sundfør. Transparent vinyl version!

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Sumie - Lost In Light
For a singer songwriter, the benefit of starting from a point of quiet is the room it allows for manoeuvre afterwards. Such is the case with the subtly cinematic second album from Sandra Sumie Nagano. It is an album of stealthy dynamism, drama and mystery, its impact made all the greater because it skirts obvious routes to dance just out of hand’s reach, always seeming to be on the verge of departure.

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Sumie - Lost In Light
For a singer songwriter, the benefit of starting from a point of quiet is the room it allows for manoeuvre afterwards. Such is the case with the subtly cinematic second album from Sandra Sumie Nagano. It is an album of stealthy dynamism, drama and mystery, its impact made all the greater because it skirts obvious routes to dance just out of hand’s reach, always seeming to be on the verge of departure.

LP - Bella Union - BELLA597V - £17.99Add to basket
Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus
The music is as much of an intense, dramatic event, full of brilliant hooks, with an equally evolved approach to recorded sound to match Furman’s narrative vision. In honour of this shift, his backing band has been newly christened: The Boy-Friends are dead, long live The Visions. In other words, the man who embodies the title of his last album Perpetual Motion People is still on the move... Or in the vernacular of the new album, on the run. Just as Furman’s band hasn’t really changed, so his musical DNA remains intact – a thrilling, literate form of garage-punk rooted in The Velvet Underground, Jonathan Richman and ‘50s rock’n’roll. But Transangelic Exodus is noticeably different to its predecessors. “2016 was a hard year,” Furman recalls. “While the political and cultural conversation devolved in a very threatening way, we travelled and toured a lot. We saw ourselves coming to the end of what we were, and we wanted to become something new.”

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Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus
The music is as much of an intense, dramatic event, full of brilliant hooks, with an equally evolved approach to recorded sound to match Furman’s narrative vision. In honour of this shift, his backing band has been newly christened: The Boy-Friends are dead, long live The Visions. In other words, the man who embodies the title of his last album Perpetual Motion People is still on the move... Or in the vernacular of the new album, on the run. Just as Furman’s band hasn’t really changed, so his musical DNA remains intact – a thrilling, literate form of garage-punk rooted in The Velvet Underground, Jonathan Richman and ‘50s rock’n’roll. But Transangelic Exodus is noticeably different to its predecessors. “2016 was a hard year,” Furman recalls. “While the political and cultural conversation devolved in a very threatening way, we travelled and toured a lot. We saw ourselves coming to the end of what we were, and we wanted to become something new.”

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Philip Selway - Let Me Go OST
Radiohead drummer Philip Selway’s new record is a departure from its two preceding albums (‘Familial’ and ‘Weatherhouse’). It is the soundtrack to the film drama ‘Let Me Go’, a story about mothers and daughters; about loss and mistrust; about the ramifications of a World War II crime; about secrets, trauma and lingering ghosts.

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Philip Selway - Let Me Go OST
Radiohead drummer Philip Selway’s new record is a departure from its two preceding albums (‘Familial’ and ‘Weatherhouse’). It is the soundtrack to the film drama ‘Let Me Go’, a story about mothers and daughters; about loss and mistrust; about the ramifications of a World War II crime; about secrets, trauma and lingering ghosts.

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Karl Blau - Out Her Space
‘Out Her Space’ features Blau’s own material, production and multi-instrumental skills and forges a gorgeous, languid and hook-infested gumbo of soul, funk, some jazzy blowing and Afro-pop, to arrive somewhere else entirely. Or as the Secretly Important blog says of Blau: “He manages to find what’s unique about a genre and throws it against the wall like a fist full of wet noodles; over and over, until what’s stuck is a unique genre amalgam.”

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Karl Blau - Out Her Space
‘Out Her Space’ features Blau’s own material, production and multi-instrumental skills and forges a gorgeous, languid and hook-infested gumbo of soul, funk, some jazzy blowing and Afro-pop, to arrive somewhere else entirely. Or as the Secretly Important blog says of Blau: “He manages to find what’s unique about a genre and throws it against the wall like a fist full of wet noodles; over and over, until what’s stuck is a unique genre amalgam.”

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