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Vanishing Twin - Ookii Gekkou Black Vinyl Edition
Vanishing Twin
Ookii Gekkou Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Fire)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
There’s a mystery to Vanishing Twin – from their name to the multitude of sounds that inhabit their music. They don’t sound like many but they hint at plenty. ‘Ookii Gekkou’ (Japanese for Big Moonlight) is the sound of ordinary life under a different set of rules, a record conceived and created in dark times – a sort of dream catcher for all the madness of the past year. Vanishing Twin explore new ground on ‘Ookii Gekkou’ incorporating elements of afrofunk, outer jazz and avant-garde, all while referencing Sun Ra to Alice Coltrane, Martin Denny to Morricone, Can’s Holger Czukay to meditative Gamelan, or The Free Design, to library music of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Locked into their strangely-accessible groove is a history of ‘other’ sound, a crafted hauntology that evinces something completely new. Hurricanes, organisms, vibes, bells, and percussive rallies purvey throughout ‘Ookii Gekkou’, each infiltrated with influences as diverse as Piero Umiliani, Art Ensemble of Chicago and ELO among others. Indeed, even a cursory earful adds to an ever-expanding palette of sound, no mean feat for the newly-trimmed quartet of songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Cathy Lucas, drummer Valentina Magaletti, bassist Susumu Mukai, and synth/guitar player Phil MFU, this reduction resulting in no fewer ideas and even bigger steps. Vanishing Twin is a conundrum in these fragmenting times; familiar, yet different; appealing to this world, but from another, parallel one.
Vanishing Twin - Ookii Gekkou Turquoise Vinyl Edition
Vanishing Twin
Ookii Gekkou Turquoise Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Fire)
31,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited coloured LP! There's a mystery to Vanishing Twin - from their name to the multitude of sounds that inhabit their music. They don't sound like many but they hint at plenty. 'Ookii Gekkou' (Japanese for Big Moonlight) is the sound of ordinary life under a different set of rules, a record conceived and created in dark times - a sort of dream catcher for all the madness of the past year. Vanishing Twin explore new ground on 'Ookii Gekkou' incorporating elements of afrofunk, outer jazz and avant-garde, all while referencing Sun Ra to Alice Coltrane, Martin Denny to Morricone, Can's Holger Czukay to meditative Gamelan, or The Free Design, to library music of the late '60s and early '70s. Locked into their strangely-accessible groove is a history of 'other' sound, a crafted hauntology that evinces something completely new. Hurricanes, organisms, vibes, bells, and percussive rallies purvey throughout 'Ookii Gekkou', each infiltrated with influences as diverse as Piero Umiliani, Art Ensemble of Chicago and ELO among others. Indeed, even a cursory earful adds to an ever-expanding palette of sound, no mean feat for the newly-trimmed quartet of songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Cathy Lucas, drummer Valentina Magaletti, bassist Susumu Mukai, and synth/guitar player Phil MFU, this reduction resulting in no fewer ideas and even bigger steps. Vanishing Twin is a conundrum in these fragmenting times; familiar, yet different; appealing to this world, but from another, parallel one. "A band that fearlessly floats in the hazy space between the real world and an imagined one, blurring the line between warmly nostalgic and eerily haunted" Pitchfork "One of the most original and exciting acts of the moment" The Quietus
Come - Don't Ask Don't Tell Expanded Edition
Come
Don't Ask Don't Tell Expanded Edition
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Fire)
29,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
In 1994 Come Responded To The Difficult-Second-Album Stereotype With The Hypnotic, Intense And Emotional Masterpiece 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'. Featuring The Original Line-Up Of Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, Sean O' Brien And Arthur Johnson, The Boston Band Broadened Their Sound By Slowing Down The Tempos And Creating A Dense Urban Stream Of Consciousness That Mixes Noise, City Blues And_ Catharsis. The Album Hits You Immediately As One Of The Greatest Dissident Records Ever Made.Lovingly Remastered, This Expanded Edition Includes 'Wrong Sides', An Additional Albums Worth Of B-Sides And Unreleased Tracks, Including The Band's Very First Single 'Car' And Their Last Recorded Song, 'Cimarron', Featuring This Core Line-Up. These Gems Showcase The Rawness And Incredible Growth Of A Band Completely In Command Of Their Songwriting And At The Same Time Paying Homage To Some Of Their Punk Roots With Beautiful Renditions Of Swell Maps 'Loin Of The Surf' And X's 'Adult Books'. Also Includes New Artwork With Unearthed Photos And Fresh Liner Notes By The Band.Dissident From Traditional Rock This Is A Band Playing Music That Thematically And Structurally Seems To Pull From Old Europa, From Eastern Folk And Modernist Classical Music As Much As Us And Uk Rock. Dissident From Traditional Ideas About Singing And Songwriting Thalia's (Ex Of Live Skull) Presence On Songs Like 'Yr Reign' And The Astonishing Closer 'Arrive' Isn't The Pushy Self-Aggrandizement Of A Lead Singer But The Internal Voice Of The Eternal Migrant, Someone Who Knows About Survival, Hiding, How Living Between Multiple Worlds Can Become Its Own Refuge Of Distance, Its Own Sanctuary Of Unbelongingdon't Ask Don't Tell Emerged From A Period Of Cohesion, A Break From The Tight And Hectic Touring Schedule Come Had Been Plunged Into After The Acclaim Accorded 11:11, And You Can Hear That Increased Focus In Every Moment The Layers Of Guitars And Feedback Are Even More Precise, The Structuring Of Songs Takes On A New Openness And Ambition, And The Whole Narrative Arc...
Lemonheads, The - It's A Shame About Ray 30th Anniversary Edition
Lemonheads, The
It's A Shame About Ray 30th Anniversary Edition
2LP | 1992 | UK | Reissue (Fire)
33,99 €*
Release:1992 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder shipping from 04.03.2022
"Ray sounds revelatory in its restlessness, mixing college pop with country flair and relocating Gus Van Sant's Portland atmosphere to New England." Pitchfork *****« Lemonheads' seminal album 'It's A Shame About Ray', lovingly reissued for its 30th Anniversary. The long overdue reissue includes a slew of extra material, including an unreleased 'My Drug Buddy' Kcrw session track from 1992 featuring Juliana Hatfield, B-sides from singles 'It's A Shame About Ray' and 'Confetti', a track from the 'Mrs. Robinson/Being Round' EP, alongside demos that will be released for the first time on vinyl. This reissue celebrates their prestigious fifth album, these deluxe bookback editions feature new liner notes and unseen photos. Vinyl versions include download code and are on black vinyl. Standard LP has a gatefold sleeve. Standard CD is a Gatefold wallet. Described by music journalist and author Everett True as "A 30-minute insight into what it's like to live hard and fast and loose and happy with like-minded buddies, fuelled by a shared love for similar bands and drugs and booze and freedom.". 'It's A Shame About Ray' had a considerable impact back in those heady, carefree days of '92, the record perfectly captures Dando's ability to effortlessly encapsulate teenage longing and lust over the course of a two-minute pop song. Singles such as 'My Drug Buddy' and the breezy perfect pop of the title track might stand out (plus the add-on of 'Mrs. Robinson' which later copies included), but the album's real strength lies in the tracks in-between; the truly fantastic 'Confetti' (written about Evan's parents' divorce), and the eye-wateringly casual acoustic cover of 'Frank Mills' (from the "hippie" musical Hair), a version that seems to resonate with every ounce of pathos and emotion felt for the lost 1960s generation. To hear Evan Dando sing lines like 'I love him/but it embarrasses me/To walk down the street with him/He lives in Brooklyn somewhere/And he wears his white crash helmet' is to truly appreciate how wonderful and tantalising pop music can be. Then, there's the rush of insurgency and brattishness on the wonderfully truncated 'Bit Part'; the topsy-turvy 'Ceiling Fan In My Spoon'... this was male teenage skinny-tie pop music on a level of brilliance with The Kinks, early Undertones, Wipers.
Bevis Frond, The - Little Eden Blue Vinyl Edition
Bevis Frond, The
Little Eden Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Fire)
28,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Double Lp On Ltd Edition Blue Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Dl Card.A Brand New Album From The British National Psych/Independent Treasures The Bevis Frond! 'Little Eden' Glows With Vintage Mccartney-Esque Couplets Before Rolling Out A Chiming Signature Riff On 'As I Lay Down To Die' And Adopting Jimi-Like Phrasing On 'And Away We Go'.A Psychedelically-Hewn Panoramic Take On Brutalism Britain Punctuated With Pure Pop Melodies And Beautifully-Observed English Melancholy.This Is An Album That Rekindles Your Love Of Music - From The Harmonies That Are Oh-So Teenage Fanclub And Lemonheads, To The Grunge And Awe Of Dinosaur Jr.There's Perspective And Retrospective Tale-Spinning Where We Wait "For The Wonderful World To Come" (C'start Burning'), An Imaginary Future Soundtracked By The Spirit Of Arthur Lee, Brought Into Focus With Witty Wordplay On Songs That Are Littered With Spine Tingling Guitar Breaks."A Cult Favourite." Pitchforkjust What You Want From "The E17 Psych Guru." Mojo"Harking Back To The Liberating Songcraft Of The Beatles, But With A Jagged Edge." Classic Rock"Still Mixing Pop, Punk And Psych To Giddy Effect." The Guardian
Lemonheads, The - It's A Shame About Ray 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Lemonheads, The
It's A Shame About Ray 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
2LP+Book | 1992 | UK | Reissue (Fire)
51,99 €*
Release:1992 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder shipping from 04.03.2022
"Ray sounds revelatory in its restlessness, mixing college pop with country flair and relocating Gus Van Sant's Portland atmosphere to New England." Pitchfork *****« Lemonheads' seminal album 'It's A Shame About Ray', lovingly reissued for its 30th Anniversary. The long overdue reissue includes a slew of extra material, including an unreleased 'My Drug Buddy' Kcrw session track from 1992 featuring Juliana Hatfield, B-sides from singles 'It's A Shame About Ray' and 'Confetti', a track from the 'Mrs. Robinson/Being Round' EP, alongside demos that will be released for the first time on vinyl. This reissue celebrates their prestigious fifth album, these deluxe bookback editions feature new liner notes and unseen photos. Vinyl versions include download code and are on black vinyl. Standard LP has a gatefold sleeve. Standard CD is a Gatefold wallet. Described by music journalist and author Everett True as "A 30-minute insight into what it's like to live hard and fast and loose and happy with like-minded buddies, fuelled by a shared love for similar bands and drugs and booze and freedom.". 'It's A Shame About Ray' had a considerable impact back in those heady, carefree days of '92, the record perfectly captures Dando's ability to effortlessly encapsulate teenage longing and lust over the course of a two-minute pop song. Singles such as 'My Drug Buddy' and the breezy perfect pop of the title track might stand out (plus the add-on of 'Mrs. Robinson' which later copies included), but the album's real strength lies in the tracks in-between; the truly fantastic 'Confetti' (written about Evan's parents' divorce), and the eye-wateringly casual acoustic cover of 'Frank Mills' (from the "hippie" musical Hair), a version that seems to resonate with every ounce of pathos and emotion felt for the lost 1960s generation. To hear Evan Dando sing lines like 'I love him/but it embarrasses me/To walk down the street with him/He lives in Brooklyn somewhere/And he wears his white crash helmet' is to truly appreciate how wonderful and tantalising pop music can be. Then, there's the rush of insurgency and brattishness on the wonderfully truncated 'Bit Part'; the topsy-turvy 'Ceiling Fan In My Spoon'... this was male teenage skinny-tie pop music on a level of brilliance with The Kinks, early Undertones, Wipers.
Marta Del Grandi - Untill We Fossilize
Marta Del Grandi
Untill We Fossilize
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Fire)
25,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
'Until We Fossilize' Is The Debut Album From Marta Del Grandi, An Eclectic Singer Songwriter From Italy. This Release Shows An Ward-Winning Jazz Vocalist Set In New Territory, Crossing Borders Of Genre And Style From West Coast '60s To Ambient Exotica, From Plaintive Lynchian Etherealism To Dramatic Morricone Scores. Marta Gathers Influences From Near And Far To Create A Unique Genre-Splicing Style Who's Now Travelling Her Own Unique And Unchartered Path.Newly Signed To Fire Records, This Debut Is An Unravelling Of Time And Distance; A Breath Taking Journey From Mainland Europe To The Far East And Back Again, Delivered As An Eerie, Soundtrack By A Captivating Vocalist. A Self-Produced Gem; Filled With Lush Strings And Electronic Ambience And An Eclectic Vocal That Transcends Boundaries.Lead Single 'Amethyst' Takes Inspiration By The Myth Of Amethyst, Filled With Greek Mythology, Touching The Wildest Manifestation Of Imagination, It's The Story Of A Woman Who Frees Herself From The Expectations Imposed On Her By Patriarchy. Composed With Indian Drummer Tarun Balani, Marta Sounds Like Sandy Denny Backed By Eno On Gamelan With A Nod To Sun Ra.'Until We Fossilize' Is A Lyrically Aware Set Of Dramas Littered With Life-Affirming Couplets Over Gorgeous, Dramatic Turns. It's Modern And Ancestral At The Same Time.
Groundhogs, The - Roadhogs: Live From Richmond To Pocon
Groundhogs, The
Roadhogs: Live From Richmond To Pocon
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Fire)
38,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Triple Black Vinyl, 12"X24" Poster, Vinyl "Bumper" Sticker, Dl Card. An Essential Rock Artefact Tracing The Groundhogs From Their Pre - 'Thank Christ For The Bomb' Blues Roots To The Final Live Show For The Classic Line Up Of Tony Mcphee (Guitar And Vocals), Pete Cruikshank (Bass) And Ken Pustelnik (Drums).Never Before Heard Recordings From The Warner Brothers' Vaults Including A Vintage 1969 Set From Their Show At The Richmond Athletic Ground (Aka The Crawdaddy Club) And Their Final Explosive Set At The Pocono Raceway Track.Includes The Live Debut Of What Would Become The Anthemic 'Cherry Red' And Mcphee's Seismic Destruction Of 'Amazing Grace'.A Career-Spanning Gem From The Ultimate Heavy Rock Power Trio Book-Ending 976 Days And 250-Plus Live Shows."In Their Stage Act They Concentrate On Being As Heavy And As Hard-Hitting As Possible." The Scene Magazine"Performing On Stage We Feel That The Emphasis Is On Excitement So We Play The Numbers That Involve The Greatest Amount Of Movement And Dynamics," Tony Mcphee Told Star Pop.
Spacemen 3 - Sound Of Confusion
Spacemen 3
Sound Of Confusion
LP | 1986 | EU | Reissue (Fire)
24,99 €*
Release:1986 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Now(Repress 2021) As Classic Blacklp, 140 Gr.Spacemen 3's Debut Album "Sound Of Confusion", Released In 1986, Was A Blistering Affair - Establishing Their Love Of The Two-Chord Song And Also Expressing Their Admiration For The Likes Of Mc5, The 13th Floor Elevators And The Stooges. Sound Of Confusion Was 7 Tracks Of Overdriven Assault, With A Strange Bleakness And Despair Creeping Through The Hypnotic Sprawl. R Hunter Gibson Would Later Say: "It Boosts The Value Of Unlit Rooms, Unpaid Debts And Unfeigned Terror And It Would Rather Tackle The Gradients Than Settle For Level Best
Television Personalities - They Could Have Been Bigger Than The Beatles
Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing
Josephine Foster
Blood Rushing
LP | 2012 | UK | Reissue (Fire)
23,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Back Again On Black Vinyl!Tenth Anniversary Reissue Of Josephine Foster's Lauded Ninth Album 'Blood Rushing'. The North American Colorado Based Singer-Songwriter Has Lent Her Warbling Mezzo-Soprano And Interpretive Wit To Nearly Two Decades Of Self-Produced Recordings. Foster's Songs Are Rooted In Early American Folk-Blues As Well As Classical Art Song And Tin Pan Alley. A Rock-Ballet...
Josephine Foster - Graphic As A Star Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Josephine Foster
Graphic As A Star Record Store Day 2021 Edition
LP | 2012 | Reissue (Fire)
24,64 €* 28,99 € -15%
Release:2012 / Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Record Store Day 2021 Release. 1000 copies pressed on Black vinyl & DL card. First time on vinyl for 10 years .The poems of iconic 19th century American writer Emily Dickinson crafted into the esoteric sounds of Josephine Foster. Originally released in 2009, this highly collectable record is now back on vinyl for the first time in over a decade.

Tracklisting: 01. Trust IN THE Unexpected 02. HOW Happy IS THE Little Stone 03. SHE Sweeps With Many-colored Brooms 04. AH Teneriffe! 05. WHO IS THE East? 06. They Called ME TO THE Window 07. This IS THE Land THE Sunset Washes 08. Like Mighty Foot Lights 09. Exultation IS THE Going 10. IN Falling Timbers Buried 11. With Thee IN THE Desert 12. I SEE Thee Better IN THE Dark 13. Your Thoughts Don't Have Words Every DAY 14. MY Life HAD Stood A Loaded GUN 15. Eden IS That Old-fashioned House 16. Beauty Crowds ME Till I DIE 17. I Could Bring YOU Jewels 18. Wild Nights - Wild Nights! 19. Only A Shrine, BUT Mine 20. Tho' MY Destiny BE Fustian 21. What Shall I DO - IT Whimpers SO 22. Heart! WE Will Forget HIM 23. Strong Draughts OF Their Refreshing Minds 24. Tell AS A Marksman 25. THE Spider Holds A Silver Ball 26. Whoever Disenchants 27. Touch Lightly Nature's Sweet Guitar
Nightingales, The / Stewart Lee - Ten Bob Each Way / Use Your Loaf
Nightingales, The / Stewart Lee
Ten Bob Each Way / Use Your Loaf
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Fire)
13,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Ltd Edition 7" Black Vinyl. This Joint Nightingales / Stewart Lee 7" Kickstarts A Lengthy Campaign Of Reissues By Robert Lloyd's Combo, The Nightingales From Call Of The Void And Fire Records, In The Wake Of The Acclaimed Documentary From Fire Films, King Rocker. "Ten Bob Each Way" / "Use Your Loaf" Is Released In Conjunction With The Airing Of The Long-Awaited Michael Cumming-Directed, Stewart Lee-Written Film, King Rocker, Which Tells The Tale Of Robert's Markedly Unique Four-Decade Career In Music. Stewart Lee And Nick Pynn Recorded "Use Your Loaf" In The Attic Of Brighton's Beloved Mini Music Café, Jane Bom-Bane's And Was Originally Recorded For A Mooted Nightingales Tribute Album. "Ten Bob Each Way" Is A Brand-New Nightingales Recording, Their First Since Recording The "Four Against Fate" Album. It Was Recorded At Woodbine Street Studios, Whose In-House Producer, John Rivers, Worked Previously With Swell Maps And The Specials, Among Many Others. A Tale Of Work Drudgery Related Through The Tedium Of Recurring Jokes "Handed Down Like Diseases", "Use Your Loaf" Is The Favourite Of Many 'Gales Fans And Was Widely Praised By Mark E. Smith As "Typically Brilliant". Originally Recorded As A Single By The Nightingales Way Back In 1982, For Cherry Red Records. It Was Subsequently Re-Recorded For Their Debut Album, 'Pigs On Purpose', Which Will Be Almost Simultaneously Reissued In Deluxe Expanded Form Through Call Of The Void. "One Of Rock's Unsung Heroes" Esquire // "A True Outsider Artist" The Quietus //
Chills, The - Scatterbrain Deep Sea Marble Vinyl Edition
Chills, The - Scatterbrain Sky Blue Vinyl Edition
Brigid Mae Power - Head Above The Water Gold Vinyl Edition
Brigid Mae Power
Head Above The Water Gold Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Fire)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Lp Ltd Edition Gold Vinyl (500 Copies) + Bonus Fire Records Compilation Cd. Brigid Mae Power Paints Expansive Songs That Are Effortless, Hypnotic And Folk-Oriented Like Judee Sill, Bill Callahan And Sharon Van Etten. The Third Album From The Celebrated Singer/Songwriter, 'Head Above The Water' Is A Coming Of Age Opus Featuring A Ground-Breaking Amalgamation Of Traditional Folk And Country - An Engaging Blend Of Strings, Bouzouki, Piano And Power's Distinctive Vocal Make This An Achingly Beautiful Body Of Work. Recorded In Analogue Studio The Green Door In Glasgow With Alasdair Roberts Co-Producing Alongside Brigid And Peter Broderick. It's A Continuing Tale Of Everyday Survival; More Diverse, Different, A Bigger Canvas, With Broader Brushstrokes_ Country And Traditional Folk Rub Shoulders, Making For A Juxtaposition Of Threads, With Added Instrumentation From Five Musicians Lured Into The Studio To Provide Larger Dynamics. 'Head Above The Water' Continues In That Vein Becoming More Ethereal, More Personal And Even More Alluring. After Two Lauded Albums For Tompkins Square, Brigid Mae Power Released Her New Album On 5th June Via Fire Records. Now Available On Ltd Edition Gold Vinyl. "Power Meditates On The Dichotomy That's Always Existed In Her Work, Melding Atmospheric Bliss And Stark Desperation." Pitchfork "Power Invokes The Elements, Either In Contrast To Internal Weather Or In Sympathy With It." The Guardian. "Haunting And Haunted" (The Line Of Best Fit) // "Stunning" ???? Pitchfork // "A Triumph" ????½ Uncut // "Remarkable" ???? Mojo // "Extraordinary" Sunday Times // "Ethereal" The Guardian // "Power At Her Finest" ???? The Line Of Best Fit // "Enthralling" The Metro // ???? Financial Times // ????? Hi Fi Choice // ???? The Guardian // ???? Irish Times // ???? Record Collector // ???? Music Omh //
Jane Weaver - Flock Light Rose Vinyl Edition
Bardo Pond - On The Ellipse Purple Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Bardo Pond
On The Ellipse Purple Record Store Day 2020 Edition
2LP | 2003 | US | Reissue (Fire)
37,99 €*
Release:2003 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Record Store Day 2020 Release.
Limitation: 1500 copies.

Double Purple Vinyl. Gatefold Sleeve. The sixth album by Bardo Pond, a critically revered space rock masterpiece, 2003's 'On The Ellipse' is reissued for the first time since 2003.
Jazz Butcher, The - Fishcotheque Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Jazz Butcher, The
Fishcotheque Record Store Day 2020 Edition
LP | 1988 | UK | Reissue (Fire)
31,99 €*
Release:1988 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Record Store Day 2020 Release.
Limitation: 1000 copies.

I had my shades and I had my fringed suede jacket and I had the Weather Prophets' rhythm section," recalled Pat. "That rare beast, an LP of cool, laid back pop," said Record Mirror. Remastered & reissued.
Television Personalities - And Don't The Kids Just Love It 40th Anniversary
Vanishing Twin - The Age Of Immunology Black Vinyl Edition
Vanishing Twin
The Age Of Immunology Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Fire)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance, Pop
Vanishing Twin is songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Cathy Lucas, drummer Valentina Magaletti, bassist Susumu Mukai, synth/guitar player Phil MFU and visual artist/film maker Elliott Arndt on flute and percussion; and on this album they have made their first artistic statement for the ages. Some of its great power comes from liberation. The album was produced by Lucas in a number of non-standard, non-studio settings. 'KRK (At Home In Strange Places)' summons up the spirit of Sun Ra's Lanquidity and Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio was simply recorded on an iPhone during a live set which crackled with psychic connectivity on the Croatian island of Krk. The magical Morricone-esque lounge of 'You Are Not an Island', the blissed-out Jean-Claude Vannier style arrangement of 'Invisible World' and burbling sci fi funk ode to a 1972 cult French animation, 'Plane?te Sauvage', were all recorded in nighttime sessions in an abandoned mill in Sudbury. The only two outsiders to work on the recording were '6th member' and engineer Syd Kemp and trusted friend Malcolm Catto, band leader of the spiritual jazz/future funk outfit The Heliocentrics, who mixed seven of the tracks (with Lucas taking care of the other three). Vanishing Twin formed in 2015 - their first LP, Choose Your Own Adventure, which came out on Soundway in 2016; followed by the darker, more abstract, mostly instrumental Dream By Numbers EP in 2017. The band explored their more experimental tendencies on the Magic And Machines tape released by Blank Editions in 2018, an improvised session recorded in the dead of night, offering a glimpse into their practice of deep listening, near band telepathy, and ritually improvised sound making. These sessions formed the basis of The Age Of Immunology.
Giant Sand - Glum
Howe Gelb - Dreaded Brown Recluse
Howe Gelb
Dreaded Brown Recluse
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Fire)
29,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
1000 only. Long out of print, Howe Gelb's debut solo album `Dreaded Brown Recluse' is re-imagined on for RSD on brown vinyl. Back then, circa 1991 Howe's main squeeze Giant Sand were nothing short of prolific, songs were oozing from every pore, their creative id was effervescing, overflowing. With Giant Sand's colossal new album of '91 `Ramp' imminent what to do with those further outpourings? An idea: Disguise the band as Howe Gelb solo and produce a song cycle that, on repeat, melds into an eclectic stew that's easy to dip in and out of but still remains potent several hours in the oven. It's music as soundtrack to your day, a playful, anarchic piece of situationism that unfolds like all the best dramatic prose. `Dreaded Brown Recluse' includes a rethunk `Warm Storm' with strings (it also appeared on `Ramp'). It also features songs about faxing (how quaint), blankets and the insect world, as it straddles territory lost somewhere between psychotic ramshackle punk and slimmed down acoustic reverie.
HTRK - Nostalgia White Vinyl Edition
Lemonheads, The - Take It Easy
Lemonheads, The
Take It Easy
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Fire)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The Lemonheads bring together two unique takes on The Eagles' ode to romance and the road, 'Take It Easy'. From their 'Varshons II' album. Version two is a Matthew Cullen production - a suicide mix, with Schneider and Hutter sharing the wheel, as the road map heads right into the soundtrack of Tron - that's Satnavs for you_ "They all sound like the Lemonheads - boppy, overcast alt-rock delivered at a fast clip and sung in a whiskey tenor" claimed Pitchfork of Evan's eclectic picks. "Evan Dando makes long-awaited return with another stellar slew of rarely-trodden rock classics." Louder Than War
Lemonheads - Varshons 2 Colored Vinyl Edition
Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
Pere Ubu
The Modern Dance
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Fire)
19,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
“It's a devastating debut...this album has struck me with a vengeance. Because it delivers such a powerful, complex and open-ended punch, it's almost impossible at such an early stage to explain why or how in full detail.” Melody Maker. / “I would be willing to sit down and argue that modern-day rock ‘n’ roll reached its peak in 1978 with Pere Ubu’s The Modern Dance and has declined ever since." Rolling Stone / “Peru Ubu’s full length debut fancies itself a fusion of musique concrete and The Stooges. Shrill and ugly it crystallises their original version of industrial rock” Uncut / ‘The Modern Dance’ is the first studio release from Pere Ubu set for reissue on Fire Records in August, 2015. Following their self-released first singles on Hearpen Records, the uncompromising complex debut has continuously stirred critics. Today the record is still as direct and powerful as it was first heard. Exploding onto the scene with a handful of releases behind them, Pere Ubu’s ‘The Modern Dance’ stunned the music world and quickly began appearing on ‘Most Influential’ album lists. Pere Ubu originally formed as a studio project drawing on a body of musicians who were involved in the Cleveland underground music scene that had, by August 1975, seemingly run its course. The main objective of the band at that time was to document their work and then disappear. Luckily for us they were on the cusp of changing the face of rock forever. For this reworking, Paul Hamann at Suma has transferred from the original 2-track analogue mix tapes to digital at the highest resolution available which, is at least four times the resolution of the original. The tracks have carefully been re-mastered by sonic architect Brian Pyle so as to capture the unique qualities within.
Josephine Foster - Godmother
Josephine Foster
Godmother
LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Fire)
25,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder shipping from 28.01.2022
A beautifully observed baroque masterpiece, part dream pop, part futuristic psych-folk with ambient synths and Josephine Foster's plaintive guitar. Godmother is a slowly unfolding song cycle that marries a myriad of previous musical escapades with electronic experiments.Exploring new horizons on this record, it sees Foster at her most expressive and hypnotic. Now back home in the mountains of Colorado, Josephine's 20-year journey to this new nirvana becomes enthralled further with a symphony of synths that sound like they are played in some neighbouring netherworld, through cotton gauze. It's music that's devotional, spiritual, a fitting soundtrack for any journey within or without, a means to experience places and vibrations beyond the boundary of time and space.Discussing the record, Josephine explains "You may notice me travelling a bit further sonically from our precious earth, aspiring to rise into broader astral perspective, to contemplate the light and origins of it all, as I do believe there is a grand source that is the sum of it all, us all. Performing all the parts on this recording, you may sense me focussing gestures of my singing into the instrumentation, which is a very great relief indeed, as the voice has such grand dreams to be set free.""With her haunted, theatrical delivery, Foster cuts an arresting figure." Pitchfork"Out of time yet timeless" The WireLP Black Vinyl, std sleeve, DL card.
Bardo Pond - Volume 2 Transculent Smoke Vinyl Edition
Bardo Pond
Volume 2 Transculent Smoke Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | UK | Reissue (Fire)
29,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder shipping from 10.12.2021
1000 only pressed on limited edition Translucent Smoke Vinyl plus DL card. A second super rare volume of trippy meandering from the Philadelphia psych rockers; a must-have insight into their long, strange trips from 2001. A viral jam session remastered for the very first time on cream vinyl. "Immerse yourself in the gloopily transcendental pleasures of the world's finest purveyors of psych-rock magnificence." The Quietus. The missing link between John Cage's 4'33" and Merzbow's ultimate noise; from drone blues mantras to the overloading miasma on the super heavy 'Montana Sacra'. "Their slowpoke psychonaut scuzz has floated into all sorts of strange places." Pitchfork. Guitars wail, Isobel Sollenberger intones, magic occurs. "Bardo Pond are no ordinary band." Drowned In Sound.
Bridgid Mae Power - Burning Your Light EP
Bridgid Mae Power
Burning Your Light EP
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Fire)
25,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder shipping from 03.12.2021
Black Vinyl, Dl Card. 'Burning Your Light' Is A New Six-Track Ep Of Covers From The Remarkable Brigid Mae Power, It Follows 'Head Above The Water' (2020) Which Saw Her Unique Vocal Style And Music Heralded In All Corners. Power's Ability To Interpret Songs Is Unquestionable, As Is Her Love Of The Art Of Songwriting. She Skilfully Brings Joy From Pain Which Is Perfectly Illustrated On This New Ep. Ranging From The Brittle Collapse Of 'Didn't It Rain' (Songs: Ohia) Through To The Slings And Blows Of Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan And Patsy Cline, She Brings Hope And Reverence To These Classic Songs. The Ep Features 'I'll Be Here In The Morning' From The Late Great Pioneer Of Alt-Country Townes Van Zandt's Essential Album 'For The Sake Of The Song' (1968), 'One More Cup Of Coffee' Hails From Bob Dylan's 'Desire', Aretha Franklin's 'It Ain't Fair' From Her 1970 Album 'This Girl's In Love With You', Songs: Ohia's 'Didn't It Rain' To 'Leavin' On Your Mind', A Country Standard By Patsy Cline From 1963, That's Now Taken To New Depths Of Despair. Also Reworked Is 'May Morning Dew' An Irish Ballad That Allows Brigid's Voice To Ululate In The Best Tradition Of The Genre; The Traditional Sound Is Brought Into A New Decade With Its Chilling Ambience. "A Remarkable Irish Singer Emerges From Filigree And Shadow" Mojo // "The Magic Is In The Folk Singer's Extraordinary Voice" Sunday Times // "A Remarkable Irish Singer Emerges From Filigree And Shadow" Mojo
V.A. - Heaven On Fire- Compiled By Jane Weaver
V.A.
Heaven On Fire- Compiled By Jane Weaver
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Fire)
28,28 €* 29,77 € -5%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Featuring music from Okkyung Lee, Virginia Wing and an upfront track from Vanishing Twin's forthcoming album.

In the age of the playlist, in times where the recommender is royalty, Jane Weaver threads together the spookily hauntological strains of recent Fire releases; sub-navigating styles and genres to create a soundtrack of neo-folk futurism that nods to psychedelia, dream-pop and electronica.

`Heaven On Fire' is a chilled-out coming of age, made by a new set of visionaries, lovingly assembled by Jane Weaver; a state-of-the-label address that gathers Vanishing Twin (upfront exclusive from the new album `Ookii Gekkou'), Marina Allen, Mega Bog (courtesy of Paradise Of Bachelors), Virginia Wing, Islet, Faten Kanaan, Brigid Mae Power and Okkyung Lee (courtesy of Shelter Press).
Modern Studies - Life Flows In Endless Song / The Body Is A Tide
Modern Studies
Life Flows In Endless Song / The Body Is A Tide
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Fire)
30,39 €* 31,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Resequenced & remastered with 3 extra tracks (2 previously unreleased) plus the Mix of Rockerfeller that made a stir on Trance Europe Express 2.

Excellent music composition, sequencing, layers and shifting directions on every track.

Up-there with the best in House-Techno. If this was by Larry Heard or Terrence Parker - this would have been hailed a classic...superb album!
Half Japanese - I Guess I'm Living: The Charmed
Half Japanese
I Guess I'm Living: The Charmed
LP | 2021 | UK | Reissue (Fire)
29,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
1000 copies pressed on Yellow vinyl & DL card. Fist time on vinyl. All-enveloping superbly alternative third take on 1988's 'Charmed Life' album featuring previously unissued versions and a half dozen previously unreleased songs. Includes brand new liner notes and an interview with Jad and David Fair.
Howe Gelb - Hisser Cream White Vinyl Edition
Howe Gelb
Hisser Cream White Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | UK | Reissue (Fire)
29,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
1500 pressed on Creamy White vinyl & DL card. First time on vinyl since 1998 for this magnificent patchwork collage of the Giant Sand main man's eclectic muses; a cut and paste gem, meandering, melancholy and beautiful. Classic solo album from Giant Sand's main man Howe Gelb circa 1998, re-issued with new liner notes and remastered on cream vinyl. A catch-all collection from the much-travelled troubadour that brings together a wealth of personal recordings edited into an intriguing ponder wander through the man's thinking. A truly intoxicating set of songs buoyed by Howe Gelb's prosaic prose and effortless use of the mind-bending one-liner. "'Hisser' is the vision of a truly unique and engaging talent, and in its pure heart and soul lies a masterpiece." College Music Journal * "One of those albums that could have a semi-permanent spot next to the hi-fi for late-night playing." The Independent
Jane Weaver - Flock Black Vinyl Edition
Jane Weaver
Flock Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Fire)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
2021 Black Vinyl Repress!'Flock' Is The Record That Jane Weaver Always Wanted To Make, The Most Genuine Version Of Herself, Complete With Unpretentious Day-Glo Pop Sensibilities, Wit, Kindness, Humour And Glamour. A Consciously Positive Vision For Negative Times, A Brooding And Ethereal Creation.The Album Features An Untested New Fusion Of Seemingly Unrelated Compounds Fused Into An Eco-Friendly Hum; Pop Music For Post-New-Normal Times. Created From Elements That Should Never Date, Its Pop Music Reinvented. Still Prevalent Are The Cosmic Sounds, But 'Flock' Is A Natural Rebellion To The Recent Releases Which Sees Her Decidedly Move Away From Conceptual Roots In Favour Of Writing Pop Music. Produced On A Complicated Diet Of Bygone Lebanese Torch Songs, 1980's Russian Aerobics Records And Australian Punk.Amongst This Broadcast Of Glistening Sounds Is 'The Revolution Of Super Visions', An Untelevised Mothership Connection, With Prince Floating By As He Plays Scratchy Guitar; It Also Features A Funky Whack-A-Mole Bass Line And Synth Worms. It Underlines The Discordant Pop Vibe That Permeates 'Flock' And Concludes On 'Solarised', A Super-Catchy, Totally Infectious Apocalypse, A Radio-Friendly Groove For Last Dance Lovers Clinging Together In An Effort To Save Themselves Before The End Of The Night.The Musician's Exposure To An Abundance Of Lost Records Served As A Reminder That You Still Feel Like An Outsider In This World And That By Overcoming Fears You Can Achieve Artistic Freedom. Jane Weaver Continues To Metamorphise_"A Mind-Expanding Delight, Devoid Of Retro Posturing." The Guardian"Ominous And Luminous, Expansively Spacious And Sonically Imploding, Scientific, Ephemeral And Eternal" The Quietus
Lucy Gooch - Rain's Break EP
Lucy Gooch
Rain's Break EP
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Fire)
25,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Classic Black Vinyl, Glossy Sleeve, Dl Card. An exploration of repression, longing and ‘otherness’ amidst illusory landscapes,‘Rain’s Break’ is the new EP and lead single from Lucy Gooch, out 25th June on Fire Records.
Inspired by the early technicolour films of Powell and Pressburger, Lucy uses synthesisers and vocal layering to concentrate elements of each film’s score and narrative into songs which move through different moods of yearning and renewal. Title track, ‘Rain’s Break’ takes inspiration from the monsoon scene at the end of Black Narcissus (1947).
“That amazing tradition in early film of using weather to reflect the character’s emotional journey – it seems cliched now but at the time it was revolutionary. This is my attempt at trying to recreate the feeling of total surrender to drama, of something totally sensual.” Lucy Gooch
The exquisitely produced otherworldly new music video directed by Derrick Belcham (Ryuichi Sakamoto, Laurie Anderson, Max Richter, Julianna Barwick) and featuring a self-choreographed performance by Stephanie Crousillat sees a woman isolated in the natural world communicating her inner monologue and emotions through light and colour.
“I imagined a character who longs to be connected but pushes another away when they get too close… a character in search of balance and in need of a release from a cycle that has been ruling her. I think the image of these artificial lights in a natural landscape had been haunting me for a long time now, and it was such a joy to hear Lucy’s gorgeous composition and find a home for this dynamic woman in the woods and her transformation.” Derrick Belcham
Originally from Norfolk, Lucy studied Fine Art and later moved to Bristol to join the emerging ambient scene there – gradually developing her writing and finally releasing her debut ‘Rushing’ EP in early 2020. Over the past year, she’s dipped into a wealth of long gone celluloid as the basis for a filmic journey, a five song EP that relives formative movies in her unique take on ecclesiastical pop.
This is music that takes you places, shifts focus, paints large canvases
Jane Weaver - Flock Black Vinyl Edition
Jane Weaver
Flock Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Fire)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Now Available On Black Vinyl With Download Card.
Howe Gelb - Hisser Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Howe Gelb
Hisser Record Store Day 2021 Edition
LP | 2021 (Fire)
28,99 €*
Release:2021 /
Genre:Rock / Indie
Record Store Day 2021 Release. 1500 pressed on Creamy White vinyl & DL card. First time on vinyl since 1998 for this magnificent patchwork collage of the Giant Sand main man's eclectic muses; a cut and paste gem, meandering, melancholy and beautiful. Classic solo album from Giant Sand's main man Howe Gelb circa 1998, re-issued with new liner notes and remastered on cream vinyl.

Tracklisting: 01. Temptation OF EGG 02. 4 Door Maverick 03. This Purple Child 04. SHY OF Bumfuck 05. Propulsion 06. Catapult 07. Creeper 08. Tanks Rolling Into Town 09. Halifax IN A Hurricane 10. Living ON A Waterfall 11. Like A Store Front Display 12. Explore YOU 13. Nico's LIL Opera 14. Thereminender 15. Hisser 16. Intro Speck 17. Soldier OF Fortune 18. Lull 19. Short WAY TO END THE DAY
Marina Allen - Candlepower
Vapour Theories - Celestial Scuzz
Vapour Theories
Celestial Scuzz
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Fire)
24,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Lp Ltd Edition Gold Vinyl, Dl Card (First Pressing 500 Copies Only). New Album From Brothers John And Michael Gibbons, The Guitarists From Psychedelic Drone Legends, Bardo Pond. A "Heavy Ambient" Instrumental Masterpiece That Explores The Symbiotic Relationship Of The Duo As They Build And Dismantle Sounds On A Unique Ethereal Trip. A Full-Length Follow Up To 'Joint Chiefs' From 2006, 'Celestial Scuzz' Is A Monumental Sound Piece Created From Hours Of Jam Sessions And Crafted Into A Cohesive Mind-Blowing Trip. The Result Has A Heavy Ambience, Like Eno Locked In A Dark Room With Sunn-O))))) Rehearsing Next Door. While Bardo Pond's Trajectory Takes Them Deep Into Rock Music's Ever-Imploding Sound, The Brothers Gibbons Surf A More Ethereal And Eclectic Plain; From A Heady And Consuming Space, A "Sanctuary; Balm For The Soul." Describing The Writing Process, Michael Gibbons Explains It As "A Kind Of Spiritual Experience. Most Of The Time It Leaves Us Stunned; The More Stunned We Are The Better The Jam." // Bardo Pond: "One Of Underground Rock's Most Extraordinary Enigmas." The Quietus // "An Exquisite And Enjoyable Side Trip Into Harmonious Interstellar Regions With Stripped Down Instrumentation, They Drift Into Shimmering Passages Of Temporal Displacement." Brainwashed
Virginia Wing - Private Life
Virginia Wing
Private Life
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Fire)
20,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Lp Black Vinyl, Standard Sleeve. Cd Capacity Wallet. One Of The Year's Most Daring And True Pop Records, Private Life Comes As The Result Of Virginia Wing Living Through, And With, Huge Personal Emotional And Mental Traumas. It Is A Document Of How The Very Process Of Music Creation In A Group Can Be Of Huge Therapeutic Benefit To People. The Three Members Of Virginia Wing Have Explored The Depths Of Their Creative And Artistic Inspirations Within Performance, Production And Composition, And Have Made A Candid And Brash Pop Record That Speaks Clearly About Hope, Desperation, Impulse, Addiction, Urge And Shame.More Tumultuous Than Its Predecessor, Private Life Knocks Hard. The Evolution Of Virginia Wing's Sound Continues To Build On The Broad Creative Flow Of The Last Album Whilst Being Another Audacious Contribution To Contemporary Pop. The Drums Are Huge And Playfully Unquantized. Edits Are Both Assured And Heavy Handed, The Instrumentation Lightly Mediates The Two And Finds Itself On The Edge Of Collapse Alongside Them. The Icy Facade Of Merida Richards' Words Are Still Front And Centre, But Are Contrasted By Dense, Multilayered Improvisations, Vying For Attention Throughout The Record. Over 'I'm Holding Out For Something's Relentless Juggernaut Of 90's R'n'b Beats, Richards Examines The Relentless Hope And Desperation Glued To Modern Consciousness, And Speaks Of How We Often Find The Answer, Or The Route Through, Right At The Breaking Point. Subsequently, 'St Francis Fountain' Compounds The Issue, Observing That Often Our Own Coping Mechanisms Can Grow Into Full Blown Traumas Of Their Own. Virginia Wing's Last Record Opened Its Arms Into Euphoric Light, Private Life Invites You Through A Door And Closes It. It Examines What We're Doing At Night, On Our Own, After Work. What We Do To Enjoy Ourselves, To Cope, To Be Together, To Be Alone. It Shines A Dim Blue Light On What Might Be Happening, Causing Us Anxiety, Stress And Desire.
Modern Studies - The Weight Of The Sun Yellow Vinyl Edition
Modern Studies
The Weight Of The Sun Yellow Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Fire)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Lp Ltd Edition Yellow Vinyl (300 Copies), Dl Card + Bonus Fire Records Compilation Cd. New Album From Kosmiche Folk-Rock Quartet Modern Studies On Ltd Edition Yellow Vinyl. A Glorious Compendium Of Haunted Disco Hallelujahs, Mercurial Krautrock Chorales, Cosmic Pop Adagios And Euphoric, Resilient, Anthems. 'The Weight Of The Sun' Sees Principal Songwriters Emily Scott And Rob St John Further Their Warm, Esoteric Field Studies With Pete Harvey And Joe Smillie, As Previously Reconnoitred On 'Swell To Great' (2016) And 'Welcome Strangers' (2018). "The Exact Point Where Fairport Convention Meet Jim O'rourke At A Remote Scottish Railway Station." Tim Burgess // "Their Best Yet" ???? Record Collector // There Is A Strange Familiarity, And A Welcome Strangeness, In The Quiet Alchemy Of Modern Studies. Norman Records - Album Of The Week // "Beguiling" ???? Uncut // "Their Strongest Album Yet" ???? Louder Than War // ????? The Vinyl District // ????? Narc // ????½ Norman Records // ???? The Scotsman // ???? Music Omh //
Islet - Eyelet Pink Vinyl Edition
Islet
Eyelet Pink Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Fire)
19,54 €* 22,99 € -15%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Lp Ltd Edition Pink Vinyl (300 Copies) + Bonus Fire Records Compilation Cd. A Powys Trio Whose Free-Spirited Invention And Exuberant Intensity Flows Through Experimental Pop: Hypnotic, Exhilarating And Defiantly Unique. The Welsh Band Islet Return With The Release Of Their Long-Awaited New Album, And Now Available On Ltd Edition Pink Vinyl. Eyelet Was Recorded At Home Tucked Away In The Hills Of Rural Mid Wales. It Took Form The Months Following The Birth Of Band Members Emma And Mark Daman Thomas' Second Child And The Death Of Fellow Band Member Alex Williams' Mother. Alex Came To Live With Emma And Mark, And The Band Enlisted Rob Jones (Pictish Trail, Charles Watson) To Produce. 'Caterpillar' Described By Emma As "A Song For My Unborn Child". It's Followed By Syncopated Lullaby 'Good Grief' With Its Haunting Keyboard Hook And Icy Percussion Thawed By Emma's Yearning Vocals About The Quiet Strength Of Generations Of Women. With Nods Towards Arthur Russell And Jenny Hval, 'Geese' Is A Mini Symphony Of Driven Electronica Inspired By Welsh Cultural Theorist Raymond Williams' Novel People Of The Black Mountains. Young Fathers Inflected Rhythm Can Be Heard On 'Radel 10' That Accompanies The Multi-Tracked Variations Of Emma And Defiant Lyrics That Were Inspired In Part By The Good Immigrant - The Landmark Anthology Of Essays On Race And Immigration By Bame Writers. "One Of The Best Albums To Come Out Of The Uk In Years" Louder Than War // "Unhinged, Euphoric, Wonderful." Pitchfork // "They Create An Ideology That Fuels Creativity" The Quietus // "They Invigorate Life On The Margins With This Whirlwind Of Psychedelic Pop" The Guardian // "Full Of Reflective, Explorative Psych Wonderment" ???? The Line Of Best Fit // Short Listed For Welsh Music Prize 2020 // ????? The Vinyl District // ????? Buzz // ????? God Is In The Tv // ???? Allmusic // Track
Rats On Rafts - Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit
Rats On Rafts
Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Fire)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Black Vinyl With Deluxe Origami Fold Out Sleeve & Obi Strip & Dl Card. Cd Wallet. The Third Album From Dutch Punk-Laced Noiseniks Adds New Maturity And A Conceptual Feel That Pulls The Extremes Of Their Sound Together. A Psyche-Fuelled Journey Into The Id Punctuated With Rhythmic Kabuki Modal Mood Swings, Thunderstorms, Digital Beeps, Traffic Noise, And Just Plain Old Beautiful Cacophonous Reverb-Drenched Sound When Needed.The 'Third Chapter' Refers To The Last Five Years That The Dutch Band Have Spent Creating Their "Difficult" Third Album. Each Song Spins A Yarn; There Are Plagues, Dreams, Wind And Fire, 'Mythical' Characters, And The Search For The Secret Government Warehouse. Lead Single, Tokyo Music Experience, Resonates With A Conveyor Belt-Propelled Modal Guitar, Reflecting The Halcyon Days Of Japanese Super-Productivity; A Mesmerising Mantra, Infected With News Bulletin On-The-Hour Bleeps Underlining Its Time-Sensitive Nature; A Pristine Super-Commercial Anthem To Drive Loyalty And Reinforce Solidarity With The Party!Having Been Described As Creating "Underground Noise With A Bracing, Warped Pop Appeal" (Mojo), Their New Album Is A Coming-Of-Age Post-Classic With A Unique Worldview - Inspired By Van Dyke Parks (Song Cycle) Scott Walker (3 & 4), Moondog (Elpmas), White Noise (An Electric Storm) And Beach Boys (Smile).If Their Previous Effort (Tape Hiss) Was Their Very Own Sketch Of A Sketch For An Incomplete Concept Album, A Noisy Reaction To Their Previous Life, Then 'Excerpts From Chapter 3..', With All Its Interlaced Intricacies, Is The Realisation Of Their Transition From Punk-Spiked-Pop To Psyche-Pop Protagonists.Evolving, Testing, Infectious...
Lemonheads, The - Lovey 30th Anniversary Record Stote Day 2020 Edition
Lemonheads, The
Lovey 30th Anniversary Record Stote Day 2020 Edition
2LP+Book | 1990 | UK | Reissue (Fire)
52,99 €*
Release:1990 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Record Store Day 2020 Edition. Ltd edition Bookback Double LP, black vinyl with DL Code (2000 worlwide). Deluxe reissue of The Lemonheads ‘Lovey’ for Record Store Day 2020, housed in a bookback sleeve with expanded liner notes and unseen photos – this is
Chills, The - Soft Bomb
Chills, The
Soft Bomb
LP | 2020 | Original (Fire)
29,99 €*
Release:2020 / Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Black 140g Vinyl, Standard Sleeve. If Ever There Was Buried Treasure, A Hidden Gem, Lurking On The Chills' Martin Phillipps' Shelf Of Good Things, Then 1992's 'Soft Bomb' Is It. Back On Vinyl For The First Time In Almost 3 Decades, The Potency, Poetry And Passion Of This Album Is Lovingly Repackaged By Fire Records. After The Band's Major Label Debut Two Years Earlier, 'Submarine Bells' (Slash/Warner Brothers), And Its Critical Acclaim, The Band Dissolved Leaving Phillips To Follow It Up Alone. The Album Is A Roller Coaster 17-Song, 51 Minute Trip, A Conceptual Classic That Embraces Styles And Genres And Drops One-Liners Of Personal Experience, Grandiose Longing And Some Beautifully Observed Moments, A Record That Inevitably Split Opinions As It Moved Away From 'Submarine Bells' Successful Sound And Arrived Amid Turbulent Times. "'Soft Bomb' Was The Chills' Finest Hour," Claimed Perfect Sound Forever A Few Years Back, "For The Recording, Phillipps Took Advantage Of Having The Back Support Of A Major Label And Brought In Giants Of Contemporary American Music Like Van Dyke Parks And Ex Db's Peter Holsapple As Collaborators, Producing A Conceptual Song-Cycle Meisterwork." Phillipps Took A Leaf From Van Dyke Parks Eccentric Storytelling Style, Dropped In Myriad Styles; There Was Jangle, Phillipps' Clever Lyrics, A "Drunken Piece Of Music Hall" (Allmusic), An Offbeat Homage To Randy Newman, Some Grown Up Licks, Three Thematic Interludes, Phillipps' Trademark Quirky Indie Pop And Much More. Van Dyke Parks Contributed Haunting Strings To The Filmic 'Water Wolves', It's A Symphonic, Sideways Look At The World; Baroque On A Roll. In The Mix It Adds To The Drama Of The Piece, The Penultimate Moment Before The Final 'Soft Bomb' Interlude Fills The Space And Proceedings Evaporate. "'Soft Bomb' Was The Chills' Finest Hour." Perfect Sound Forever. //
Faten Kanaan - A Mythology Of Circles
Faten Kanaan
A Mythology Of Circles
LP | 2020 | Original (Fire)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
'A Mythology Of Circles' Is The New Album From Brooklyn-Based Composer And Musical Artist Faten Kanaan, Her First To Be Released On Fire Records. Cyclical Patterns And 'Variation Through Repetition' Are Central To Faten's Music. Harmony And Counterpoint Are Composed Intuitively And Treated As Narrative Tools- With Sound, Silence, And The Resulting Mystical Relationship Between Notes Used As Gestures To Tell A Wordless Story. The Album Is Separated Into A 'Dusk To Evening' Side, And An 'Underworld/Dream-State' Side; Highlighting The Myths Of Ishtar, Inanna, Orpheus, Persephone, And Others.Inspired By Cinematic Forms And Mythological Story Structures: From Sweeping Landscapes And Quiet Romances, To Patterned Tensions And Dream Sequences; Faten Brings An Earthy, Visceral Touch To Electronic Music. In Symbiosis With Technology Is An Appreciation For The Vulnerability Of Human Limitations And Nuances.All The Sections Are Played In Real Time, Neither Looped Nor Sequenced- Allowing For Subtle Changes To Unfold. The Use Of Vst Sampled Choral Voices In This Album Embodies The Forlorn State Of Technological Acceleration, And The Desire To Return To A Vulnerable Human Sound. The Album Art Also Explores A Complicated Relationship With Technology: The Statue Comes From A Series Of Digital Replicas, Returning In Its Last Stage To A More Intimate And Handmade Feel.Composed, Produced And Mixed By Faten Kanaan, The Album Was Mastered By Heba Kadry (Bjork, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Julianna Barwick)."Strangely Haunting Yet Beautiful Bouquet Of Nocturnal, Electronic Blooms Ranging From Poignant Ambient Vignettes To Chamber-Like Pop, From Brooklyn's Faten Kanaan- A Gifted Musical Story-Teller" Boomkat
Half Japanese - Crazy Hearts Transparent Turquoise Vinyl Edition
Half Japanese
Crazy Hearts Transparent Turquoise Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Fire)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Half Japanese return with another thrilling ride into unknown charters encountering beasts, celebrities, and menaces. Purveyors of noise and indie rock for over four decades, Half Japanese have inspired generations of fans from musicians and critics alike. Now set to release their 19th studio album 'Crazy Hearts' continues with their detuned, outsider pop capturing you in the way that only Jad Fair ever can. A philosophical psych-tinged journey, these whip-smart observations are uplifting with life-affirming sentiments ('Wondrous Wonder') that we are familiar with. They meld melodic classic rock riffs with heavier bass lines and darker, more twisted tones on 'My Celebrity' and 'A Phantom Menace'. Their last excursion saw Uncut praising them for their "unchanged, more ecstatic musings on love and science fiction" that continues to resonate here. Half Japanese deliver another well-wrought album with their usual DIY ethos and art punk spirit at its core ('Undisputed Champions'), all whilst wearing Jad's heart firmly on its sleeve ('Crazy Hearts'). Recorded across various studios in Spain, France and the US, Jad Fair is accompanied by his longstanding band members John Sluggett, Giles Vincent Rieder, Mick Hobbs and Jason Willett. Mastered by Brian Pyle and mixed by Jason Willett of the band. Album includes artwork from American illustrator and cartoonist, Gary Panter and David Fair.
Dead Famous People - Harry
Dead Famous People
Harry
LP | 2020 | Original (Fire)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Dons Savage Is An Unparalled Talent, A Savant Of The Perfect Melody And Lyrics Which Both Touch And Bite, A Throwbook To The Carole King's And Gerry Goffin's Of Brill Building Pop, An Instinctive Penseuse Besting The Originators Of The Riot Grrrl Movement By Responding To Their Conversations Of Rage And Sexuality And Finding A Place In The World Some Years Before The Initial Sparks Of That Particular Revolution Had Even Begun. Dead Famous People's First Real Album, Harry, Is Now Being Unleashed To The World. Dead Famous People First Emerged In The 1980s, Releasing On The Likes Of Flying Nun And Earning Praise From The Likes Of John Peel, Who Invited Them In For A Session. However, Things Didn't Work Out And To The Dismay Of Many Fans, They Never Released A Proper Album. Three Decades Later Dons Was Tracked Down By Fire Records And Given The Opportunity To Finally Enter The Studio To Record. Somewhat More Philosophical Than Her Earlier Work, Harry Is An Album That Feels Like The Right One For A World Of Apocalyptic Pandemic, Uncertainty And Quarantine. It Begins With A Healthy Scoop Of Dons' Earlier Humour In Looking At Girls (Expertly Mixed By Dave Trumfio) Wherein A Woman Learns Of Her Lover's Car Crash Only To Be Told The Cause Was, Well, Look At The Title. Goddess Of Chill Is A Paean To The Forces Of Artistic Inspiration In The Face Of 'A Little Worry Here, A Little Chorus There'. Dead Bird's Eye Is A Parable Of Environmentalism Through The Misdeeds Of A Small Child. Throughout These Songs, Dons' Power Over Melody And Knack For Profundity In A Single Simple Line Is Unchanged Since Dead Famous People's Original Incarnation. Harry Is A Rare Record In A Time Of Musical Factionalism And A World Divided Into Camps Of Wilfull Obscurity And Grotesque Mockeries Of Stardom And Art, A Document Of Unadorned Perfection Which Will Make As Much Sense To You At Sixteen As It Will When You're Sixty. "Bob Bought A Dfp Single Which We Both Really Liked, We Were Drawn To The Mystery Of The Band's Name And The Melancholy Ton...
Tobin Sprout - Empty Horses
Tobin Sprout
Empty Horses
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Fire)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Artist, illustrator, writer and lo-fi innovator, Tobin Sprout was the super-productive partner of Robert Pollard in the legendary Guided By Voices. The gifted songwriter returns with a pensive, expansive part autobiographical new album 'Empty Horses'. Here he's part Townes Van Zandt, part John Prine, part Robbie Robertson at his retrospective best. The album is a meticulously observed study of America and Americana (not the music, but the state of mind). An alternative American Songbook, if you will, a collection of laments to simpler times and the struggle for what's right, peppered with an examination of faith and the search for a sense of justice. Close up and personal, 'Empty Horses' is a poignant carefully etched experience, a rolling journey in modern times, nodding back to tradition, a personal snapshot filled with honesty. 'Empty Horses' is released on vinyl LP and also a deluxe bookback CD, beautifully packed with 24 pages of paintings and lyrics by Tobin Sprout, a true collectors piece for fans of Tobin's music and art. "The perfect aural encapsulation of melancholy: in turns somnambulant, romantic and all-consuming" Rolling Stone // "Raw, honest and often revelatory" Consequence Of Sound //
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Bevis Frond, The - Valedictory Songs Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Bevis Frond, The
Valedictory Songs Record Store Day 2020 Edition
2LP | 2000 | US | Reissue (Fire)
37,99 €*
Release:2000 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Record Store Day 2020 Release.
Limitation: 1000 copies.

Recorded in Gold Dust Studios with a new sense of optimism and a fuller sound down to lots of extra energy (Nick believed it might be their last ever record) and the addition of piano and keyboards brings an instrumental direction. With former Hawkwind bassist Adrian Shaw and Ex-Marrillion tub thumper Andy Ward,
Giant Sand - Ramp 2020 Deluxe Edition
Giant Sand
Ramp 2020 Deluxe Edition
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Fire)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Black vinyl, gatefold sleeve, DL card.1000 copies only worldwide. Deluxe remastered edition of Giant Sand's 1991 album 'Ramp' with a second disc featuring the Mad Dog sessions from earlier that same year. "Convertino's brush-work and Burns' upright bass provide the perfect foundation for Gelb's parched voice and chaotic guitar, and guests include Rainer, Victoria Williams and country veteran Pappy Allen. Featuring piano lounge music for an off-world colony interrupted by an onslaught of guitar when needed, it's light and dark and the better for it, a musical journey on a road less travelled. With Gelb's lyrical invention to the fore: "His thoughts unfold in long, rolling sentences that don't always follow conventional rules of grammar or syntax." The Quietus // The Tucson sound at it very best.
RVG - Feral Yellow Vinyl Edition
Modern Studies - The Weight Of The Sun
Modern Studies
The Weight Of The Sun
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Fire)
19,99 €* 24,99 € -20%
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
New album from kosmiche folk-rock quartet Modern Studies. A glorious compendium of haunted disco hallelujahs, mercurial krautrock chorales, cosmic pop adagios and euphoric, resilient, anthems. "The Weight of the Sun" sees principal songwriters Emily Scott and Rob St John further their warm, esoteric field studies with Pete Harvey and Joe Smillie, as previously reconnoitred on "Swell To Great" (2016) and "Welcome Strangers" (2018). There is a strange familiarity, and a welcome strangeness, in the quiet alchemy of Modern Studies. "The exact point where Fairport Convention meet Jim O'Rourke at a remote Scottish railway station." - Tim Burgess "Melancholic magic. recalls Johnny Marr's hazier reveries and the febrile, electrified folk of Polly Harvey's Let England Shake." - UNCUT "Setting the standards for intelligent pop" - Record Collector
Brigid Mae Power - Head Above The Water White Vinyl Edition
Brigid Mae Power
Head Above The Water White Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Fire)
28,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Brigid Mae Power paints expansive songs that are effortless, hypnotic and folk-oriented like Judee Sill, Bill Callahan and Sharon Van Etten. The third album from the celebrated singer/songwriter, 'Head Above The Water' is a coming of age opus featuring a ground-breaking amalgamation of traditional folk and country - an engaging blend of strings, bouzouki, piano and Power's distinctive vocal make this an achingly beautiful body of work. Recorded in analogue studio The Green Door in Glasgow with Alasdair Roberts co-producing alongside Brigid and Peter Broderick. It's a continuing tale of everyday survival; more diverse, different, a bigger canvas, with broader brushstrokes_ Country and traditional folk rub shoulders, making for a juxtaposition of threads, with added instrumentation from five musicians lured into the studio to provide larger dynamics.
Throwing Muses - Sun Racket Black Vinyl Edition
Throwing Muses
Sun Racket Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Fire)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Sun Racket' is the brand new album from legendary Boston trio Throwing Muses, consisting of Kristin Hersh, David Narcizo and Bernard Georges. The follow up to 2013's 'Purgatory/Paradise' is an outpouring of modal guitars, reverbed shapes, echoey drums and driving bass set behind Kristen Hersh's well-thumbed notebook of storylines. A ten-song opus of suitably wrought tales set against a wall of sound that's at once calm and ethereal before building into glorious cacophonous crescendos. When Throwing Muses wrote their last album, they were shattered. Pieces were coming and going, elements repeating and charging the whole. "It sounded beautiful jumping around like that". Two-minute songs reappearing as twisted instrumentals or another song's bridge. They mimicked the effect live which kept them on their toes. Whatever was happening was already over in other words. 'Sun Racket' is the opposite. It refused to do anything but sit still. It says, "sit here and deal". "All it asked of us was to comingle two completely disparate sonic vocabularies: one heavy noise, the other delicate music box. Turns out we didn't have to do much. Sun Racket knew what it was doing and pushed us aside, which is always best. After thirty years of playing together, we trust each other implicitly but we trust the music more" - Kristin Hersh And so, they continue. Business unusual. "A ground-breaking band who changed the face of alternative music rather than follow the rule book." MXDWN "Pioneers of the 80s/early 90s college rock sound" Pitchfork "One of America's finest guitar bands" The Quietus
Islet - Eylet Neon Orange Edition
Jane Weaver - Loops In The Secret Society Pink Vinyl Edition
Jane Weaver
Loops In The Secret Society Pink Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Fire)
26,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
2LP PINK vinyl, in 5mm spine sleeve. Deluxe Bookback CD & DVD. "Weaver's most illuminating guide yet to her crate digging ... An inspired makeover that only serves to complement Weaver's past achievements" MOJO. This unique package successfully archives the key elements of Jane's 'Loops In The Secret Society' tour. Housed in a concise limited-edition pocket-compendium the new CD version brings Jane's fully realised 'Loops Variations' and sonic installations into your own environment with new illustrations based on the songs by Andy Votel and DVD featuring the experimental film installation featured on the tour by Nick Farrimond. When science fiction turns science fact the effect can be truly momentous. The state demands that no-one wants an unlicensed machine-hum from an outbuilding; no-one wants clever prose mapping the future, no-one wants "music" that is attention-seeking, soul-defining, beneficial, Biblical, baroque and beautiful. No-one told Jane Weaver that. Jane Weaver's multi-layered synthetics evolved into a welcoming slew with 2014's 'The Silver Globe', continuing through to 2017's 'Modern Kosmology'. 'Loops In The Secret Society' is a re-imagined journey through parts of both albums, with new ambient pieces primed and polished; with new tangents explored in a lab-friendly blossoming of the Weaver vision that travels yet further into the psych of our future. A continuous experience with one-line observations set in glorious sense-stimulating sound. That source material was then united in an expansionist experiment in late 2018.. Co-conspirators include Henry Broadhead, PJ Phillipson and Andy Votel. Renegades all, headed by the enigmatic Weaver all under surveillance.
Fenella - Fenella
Fenella
Fenella
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Fire)
23,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Crystal Clear Vinyl with download. Fenella is the latest project from Jane Weaver - musical polymath and one of the most respected electronic composers of recent times - and her long-term bandmates Peter Philipson and Raz Ullah. Having already released three critically-acclaimed LP's within the last five years Weaver's creativity continues to expand ever further into the (modern) kosmos with this reimagined soundtrack to Marcell Jankovics' cult animation Fehérlófia. Released in 1981, Fehérlófia is a remarkable animation based in ancient folklore with a narrative culled from mythical tales of the Scythans, Huns and Avars. Weaver's richly emotional and psychedelic music offers a perfect contemporary dialogue with Jankovics' astonishing visual aesthetic. A mixture of ambient textures, menacing drones and spine-tingling vocals combine to create a lavish soundscape saturated with hypnotic moods and cinematic atmosphere. Fenella's self-titled LP is a continuation of Fire Records re-imagined score series.
Groundhogs, The - Thank Christ For The Bomb
Groundhogs, The
Thank Christ For The Bomb
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Fire)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
50th Anniversary reissue with gatefold sleeve + bonus tracks as DL. A hugely influential album cited as the embryo for punk, grunge and beyond. A thinking man's rumination on alienation, the album is a game of two halves; side one tackling the thermo nuclear threat while side two traces riches to rags alienation in everyday London. First of a trio of ground-breaking albums that steered the band from the Blues into a heavier, more prog-based sound and a true reflection of their much-praised live sound.
Kristin Hersh - Crooked
Giant Sand - Recountingthe Ballads Of Thin Line Men Pink Vinyl Edition
Sebadoh - Act Surprised
Sebadoh
Act Surprised
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Fire)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
White vinyl LP housed in a full colour sleeve, with lyric insert and download. The inventors of lo-fi indie rock return with a 15-track blast of melodic melancholy, all delivered by the smudged middle finger of Dinosaur Jr original Lou Barlow_ "The auteur of the subterranean lovesick blues." Houston Press Their first studio album since 2013's `Defend Yourself' and their first release with Fire Records, Lou Barlow, Jason Loewenstein and Bob D'Amico return with a smorgasbord of beautifully dysfunctional tunes harking back to their finest college rock anthems. It's Barlow at his introverted song writing best; matter-of-factly delivering a stream of self-questioning stories, punctuated by detuned guitars, spine-tingling time changes and throwaway one liners. A grainy post grunge postcard wrapped in bittersweet melodies with an aftertaste that's pure heartbreak. More songs about growing up wrong for those who continue to act surprised at life itself - all illegibly handwritten and lovingly submitted to vinyl.
Jane Weaver - Loops In The Secret Society
Death And Vanilla - Are You A Dreamer? Colored Vinyl Edition
Death And Vanilla - Are You A Dreamer? Crystal Clear Vinyl Edition
Kristin Hersh - Crooked Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Kristin Hersh
Crooked Record Store Day 2019 Edition
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Fire)
31,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
A figurehead for feminist indie rock, the prolific musician had a publishing first when her eighth solo album was initially released as a multi-media book. Hersh's poetic, provocative and puzzling songcraft makes "Crooked" a stunning record. The album deals with the life-changing acupuncture therapy that cured her of illness to the melancholic "Flooding" that became a forewarning of the sudden death of close friend Vic Chesnutt. Her significant solo output has been remarkable & prodigious, her commitment to quality is pretty staggering, but then Kristin Hersh is a very, very special musician.
Howe Gelb - Dreaded Brown Recluse Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Howe Gelb
Dreaded Brown Recluse Record Store Day 2019 Edition
LP | 1991 | EU | Reissue (Fire)
31,99 €*
Release:1991 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
* Record Store Day Europe / UK 2019 Exclusive Release!
* Long out of print, Howe Gelb’s debut solo album ‘Dreaded Brown Recluse’ is re-imagined
* Pressed on brown colored vinyl

Back then, circa 1991 Howe’s main squeeze Giant Sand were nothing short of prolific, songs were oozing from every pore, their creative id was effervescing, overflowing.

With Giant Sand’s colossal new album of ’91 ‘Ramp’ imminent what to do with those further outpourings? An idea: Disguise the band as Howe Gelb solo and produce a song cycle that, on repeat, melds into an eclectic stew that’s easy to dip in and out of but still remains potent several hours in the oven. It’s music as soundtrack to your day, a playful, anarchic piece of situationism that unfolds like all the best dramatic prose.

‘Dreaded Brown Recluse’ includes a rethunk ‘Warm Storm’ with strings (it also appeared on ‘Ramp’). It also features songs about faxing (how quaint), blankets and the insect world, as it straddles territory lost somewhere between psychotic ramshackle punk and slimmed down acoustic reverie.

“A wandering troubadour in search of treasured happenstance, Howe Gelb is an enigma.” The Quietus
Half Japanese - Invincible Colored Vinyl Edition
Howe Gelb - Gathered Gold Vinyl Edition
Howe Gelb - Gathered Black Vinyl Edition
Half Japanese - Invincible Black Vinyl Edition
Jane Weaver - The Silver Globe Colored Vinyl Edition
Josephine Foster - Fairy Faithful Harmony Colored Vinyl Edition
Chills, The - Snow Bound Colored Vinyl Edition
Mary Ann Fisher - Wild As You Can Be / Put On My Shoes
Mary Ann Fisher
Wild As You Can Be / Put On My Shoes
7" | EU | Reissue (Fire)
8,99 €*
Release:EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Driving black female rocker backed with popcorn flipster.
Death And Vanilla - The Tenant Colored Vinyl Edition
Death And Vanilla
The Tenant Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Fire)
19,79 €* 21,99 € -10%
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Pressed on magenta colored vinyl and including a download, this is Death And Vanilla's previously unissued live score for the psychological thriller 'The Tenant' (1976), recorded in 2015.
V.A. - The Inner Flame (A Tribute To Rainer Ptacek) Colored Vinyl Edition
ESG - Keep On Moving
ESG
Keep On Moving
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Fire)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Sampled on TV ads, lauded by critics and swooned over on the dancefloor,
ESG's post-punk took out the grunge and polished the basics. 'Keep On
Moving' was released just over ten years ago to much praise (Q said it was
"even better" than 2002's much loved 'Step Off'). ESG had been sparring
partners for PiL and early hip hop and four years after the 'Off', they were onto
something new - rhythm as core, reflective storylines about relationship
management, sensuality and insanity gather around the bass fix but they're
much blurrier than the incessant beats. Inadvertently they unmask techno and
glitch and leave out any kind of superfluous fluff. It's hard and temple throbbing.
Turn it up. And keep moving.
Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
Jane Weaver
Modern Kosmology
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Fire)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Modern Kosmology' sees Jane Weaver's melodic-protagonist channeling new depths of creative cosmic energy within. Her unwaning yearning for psychoactive pop energy has just reached a new level of magnetism.
Half Japanese - Hear The Lions Roar Colored Vinyl Edition
Half Japanese
Hear The Lions Roar Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Fire)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
The 2017 full-length by the popular indie- and art-pop/rock combo featuring Jad Fair is wildly eccentric, humorous and energetic.
Bardo Pond - Under The Pines
Bardo Pond
Under The Pines
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Fire)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Over 41 minutes, Bardo Pond's fermentation, languid throb and textured groove (including flute, violin and Isobel Sollenberger's haunting vocals) sounds like cathartic dream pop wrapped in a delicately constructed barbwire shroud. 'Under The Pines' definitely is one of the group's finest works.
Noveller - A Pink Sunset For No One
Noveller
A Pink Sunset For No One
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Fire)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The eighth studio album from Noveller, the solo electric guitar project from US composer and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. Eloquent and striking, her instrumentals evoke colourful and otherworldly imagery. Lipstate writes in majestic, emotional strokes with pieces ranging from remarkably tense environments to shimmering psychedelic rock or unravelling into something darker.
Howe Gelb - Future Standards
Howe Gelb
Future Standards
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Fire)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Howe Gelb does not stand still. His next solo album 'Future
Standards' sees him fulfil a long time aspiration to play jazz
standards. Inspired by the classics, his piano songs have found a
clearer shape as “future standards” but have always been a
central element to his creativity. Sitting neatly against his huge
back catalogue of solo records, these compelling and timeless
songs are alluringly melancholic and reflective.
Howe Gelb - Sno Angel Like You + 'Sno Angel Winging It
Howe Gelb
Sno Angel Like You + 'Sno Angel Winging It
2LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Fire)
28,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Clocking up a decade since its initial release “Sno Angel Like You” will be reissued this September celebrating its ten year anniversary. Collaborating with Canadian Gospel Choir, Voice of Praises following a performance at 2003’s Ottawa Bluesfest where Howe was billed alongside gospel choirs. Howe experienced his own awakening of sorts and found himself discussing with the church director the possibility of recording together. A similar run of events ensued at the same festival and Howe would go on to meet folk singer Susan Odle. Recruiting along the way, Jim Bryson’s keyboard player and recording engineer Dave Draves was soon on board and would go on to record the album. Once in the studio, Howe met drummer Jeremy Gara (pre-Arcade Fire) and together they laid down the initial recordings of the album on guitar and drums using similar recording techniques to older Giant Sand. Recording seven new songs with the choir arranging vocals, they also covered three Giant Sand songs and three Rainer Ptacek tracks. The uplifting and soulful popular tenth solo record sees “the occasionally unassuming, semi-mumble of Gelb's voice contrast marvelously with the trained, primed-for-transcendence-quality singing of Voices of Praise. The double LP is pressed to 145g black vinyl and comes with printed inners, download postcard in a beautiful gatefold cover.
Death And Vanilla - Death & Vanilla
Death And Vanilla
Death & Vanilla
LP | 2012 | UK | Reissue (Fire)
21,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Reissue of their debut seven track EP on yellow vinyl. Originally released in 2010 by Hands In the Dark.
Giant Sand - The Sun Set Volume 1
Giant Sand
The Sun Set Volume 1
8LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Fire)
60,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2016!
Death And Vanilla - To Where The Wild Things Are Blue Vinyl Edition
Death And Vanilla
To Where The Wild Things Are Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Fire)
26,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Formed in Malmö, Sweden by Marleen Nilsson and Anders Hansson, Death and Vanilla utilise vintage musical equipment such as vibraphone, organ, mellotron, tremolo guitar and moog, to emulate the sounds of '60s/'70s soundtracks, library music, German Krautrock, French yé-yé beat-pop and '60s psych. 'Where The Wild Things Are' starts off with some of the most "pop" songs they ever recorded, but then proceeds into stranger territory, resulting in some of the most experimental material Death And Vanilla have yet produced.
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