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  • Alan Parker – The Sound of Soul

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621946 When Alan Parker recorded the killer library soul-funk LP The Voice of Soul with session vocalist Madeline Bell in 1976, some bright spark at Themes decided to also release all of the backing tracks as a separate, and equally innocuously title LP called The Sound of Soul. Thank goodness for bright sparks.

    Released as a collection of “unobtrusive musical backings in various rhythmic styles”, the LP’s original description dryly explains “these tracks have been issued without melody and are therefore particularly suitable for use behind commentary. Female vocal versions of these tracks are issued on TIM 1021 The Voice Of Soul and it is possible to edit from vocal version to instrumental version or vica versa where commentary or scene changes occur”.

    Madeline Bell was backed by The Rhythm Section, who were for all intents and purposes the Themes International Music house band. So what we end up with here is entire album of instrumental work-outs by a band comprised of the formidable talents of Alan Hawkshaw on keyboards, Alan Parker on guitars, Barry Morgan on drums, Les Hurdle on bass guitar and Frank Ricotti on percussion.

    Without Bell’s vocals these backing tracks are given all the room they need to breathe. Each one more than stands up on its own.

    The Sound of Soul is a real diggers’ delight and, unsurprisingly, a must-have counterpart to The Voice of Soul.

    As with all ten re-issues, the audio for The Sound of Soul comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.

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    TRACKLISTING
    1.Love Is All 2.Mr. Smooth Man 3.You've Got What It Takes 4.You're A Winner 5.Your Smile 6.Time Goes By 7.Move And Shake Your Body 8.Love Doctor 9.Soul Slap 10.Crumpet 11.That's What Friends Are For 12.Flying High

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • Alan Parker & Madeline Bell – The Voice of Soul

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621947 Veteran library musician Alan Parker recorded with session vocalist Madeline Bell for his Themes International Music label and the result was 1976’s The Voice of Soul.

    The sensational uptempo dancer “That’s What Friends Are For” is probably the most well known track on the record, and is a big hit on the rare groove scene, but it is by no means an anomaly. The Voice of Soul is essentially a perfect, sophisticated soul album with heaps of swagger and sass from beginning to end. Its once generic-sounding title is now deservedly definitive.

    And the whole LP oozes sex. It oozes sex so much that it could have soundtracked a period porn film. Indeed, parts of it did. “Love Is All” and “You’ve Got What It Takes” both featured on the infamously banned Pretty Peaches from the same year.

    As is usual with library records, The Voice of Soul was hard to get even when it was first released. It’s next to impossible now. So here’s your opportunity to own what is in our opinion one of the finest rare soul LPs of the late 70s, and a superb example of Madeline Bell’s superlative vocal talents.

    But that’s not the whole story. As well as pitching the record as “a varied selection of modern female vocal features which are equally suitable for background or radio programme usage”, the original release notes go on to explain that “the corresponding backing tracks are issued on TIM 1022 The Sound of Soul. Therefore it is possible to edit from vocal to instrumental version and vica versa where commentary or scene changes occur.”

    So yes, all of the backing tracks from The Voice of Soul were released as The Sound of Soul, and we couldn’t re-issue one without re-issuing the other.

    As with all ten re-issues, the audio for The Voice of Soul comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.
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    TRACKLISTING
    1.Love Is All 2.Mr. Smooth Man 3.You've Got What It Takes 4.You're A Winner 5.Your Smile 6.Time Goes By 7.Move And Shake Your Body 8.Love Doctor 9.Soul Slap 10.Crumpet 11.That's What Friends Are For 12.Flying High

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • A Certain Ratio – Mind Made Up

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1619454 A Certain Ratio stammen aus Manchester. Sie wurden von dem New Order Manager Rob Gretton 1979 entdeckt und bei dem legendären Label Factory unter Vertrag genommen. In dem Spielfilm “24 Hour Party People“ bringt es Factory-Label-Manager Tony Wilson auf diesen Nenner: “having all the energy of Joy Division but better clothes”. Jedenfalls sollten A Certain Ratio später weitere Acts wie Quando Quango und Swing Out Sister hervorgehen. Dennoch existiert die Band bis zum heutigen Tag. Ihr Post-Punk Sound ist weniger puristisch angelegt als der ihrer Zeitgenossen, öffneten sich A Certain Ratio doch auch Genres wie Dub, Disco, Funk und Soul.

    „Mind Made Up“ ist das neunte Studioalbum von A Certain Ratio und stammt aus dem Jahre 2008. Nur ihrer eigenen Klangästhetik verpflichtet, besticht dieses Album abermals mit ihrem ureigenen „Punk-Funk“. Erhältlich ab 27.07.2018

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  • WhoMadeWho – Body Language Vol.17 (Get Physical Music)

    Sektion: Highlights

    WhoMadeWhoWhoMadeWho, sind das nicht diese drei Dänen, die vor zehn Jahren den FunkPunk auf europäische Kuhglocken umformatiert haben? Das ist korrekt, das ist aber auch eine ausgesprochen schmalspurige Frage. Denn der im Orientierungsloch des Postmillennium entstandene Stilclash, das sich selbst und jeden Floor antreibende Aufeinanderhetzen von Genres wie Kompletter Artikel →

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  • Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett – Full Circle

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621950 Alan Hawkshaw (piano/Hammond) and Shadow’s drummer Brian Bennett are responsible for some of the slickest, funkiest and most sought-after library records ever made in the UK, particularly ones recorded on the legendary KPM label. Their work has now become the go-to place for sampling in music today. Artists such as Dilla, Nas, and the xx, right through to the billion selling Kanye & Drake have taken Hawkshaw’s and Bennett’s immaculate beat-driven soundscapes for their own usage.

    Their new album, in full, iconic KPM cover is a return to the laidback jazz-funk that helped Alan and Brian demonstrate their library chops. The album is classic Hawkshaw/Bennett. It swings, it grooves, moves and thrills with a flair these two have perfected over years.

    Standout tracks such as "Hole In One", "In The Clouds", "Interchange", "Oasis", "On The Nile" and "Corcovado" are no mere excursions in nostalgia, for they carry lots of deft studio work that many a producer would give their right arm for. Hawkshaw’s arrangements allow the drums, guitar, bass, strings, Hammond, flute and brass to swirl elegantly around the 12 original tracks, a masterclass in recording.

    Cut by Pete Norman, housed in a beautifully designed Richard Robinson sleeve and pressed at 180g by Record Industry in Holland, this release has been afforded the care and attention it rightly deserves. Essential. 

    TRACKLISTING
    1.Flying 2.Hole In One 3.Reignited 4.Straight Up 5.Serengeti 6.Open Road 7.In The Clouds 8.Corcovado 9.On The Nile 10.Marrakech 11.Oasis 12.Midnight Jazz

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • James Clarke – Mystery Movie

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621948 James Clarke’s Mystery Movie was released in 1974 as “modern, small group compositions in various moods. Ideally suited to the new Americanised style of T.V. and cinema film where music is used to create the mood and carry the action”.

    So this collection covers a lot of bases, but it does so brilliantly and has absolutely no right to be such a fantastic listen from start to finish.

    Mystery Movie is best known for the slick drum breaks underpinning the top-notch jazz-funk chase theme “Car Patrol”, the fuzz riffing and ARP soloing of “The Heavies” and the slow-mo strut of “Mystery Moll”. “Study In Fear” and “Empty Streets” are horror soundtrack fodder of the finest sort.

    However, it’s the understated, plaintive pieces that we find the most rewarding. Ambient feels and strung-out fried-folk treats, full of cyclical naïve melodies. Music that evokes the ‘downlifting’ Ronnie Lane and Ron Wood instrumentals from their great Mahoney’s Last Stand LP, as well as the beautiful soundtrack work of Jack Nitzsche and Ry Cooder. You might also recognise “Waiting Game” from being sampled by melodic downbeat masters Express Rising.

    Check “Relaxed Theme”, “Quiet Girl”, “Routine Procedure” and “Quietness Sustained” for a melodic, melancholic set, with the last three performed on just acoustic guitar and harp. Gorgeous work.

    As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Mystery Movie comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.

    TRACKLISTING
    1.Mystery Prelude 2.Car Patrol - Title Sequence 3.Breathless 4.Breathless - Short Version 5.Waiting Game 6.Mystery Moll 7.Mystery Movement 8.The Heavies 9.Dirty Scene 10.Study In Fear 11.Empty Streets 12.Night Watch 13.Foot Patrol 14.Quiet Girl 15.Relaxed Scene 16.Routine Procedure 17.Quietness Sustained

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett – Synthesizer and Percussion

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621949 Released in the same year as Synthesis over on KPM, 1974’s Synthesizer and Percussion is its essential companion piece. “This record features the many distinctive sounds of the ARP Synthesizer plus percussion in various moods and tempos” is the even more underwhelming than usual library record sales pitch for Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett’s second collection of what is basically minimal G-funk, with overtones of primitive acid house. This is ridiculously good.

    This is one of Hawkshaw and Bennett’s wilder joints and aeons ahead of its time. Bennett’s tough drums provide the underpinnings for the prominent bass, keys and bubbling synths high up in the mix, alongside Hawkshaw’s deranged clavinet-funk-rock. There are heavenly break loops galore.

    Opener "Mon Amour" is ultra-smooth funk, all inter-weaving melodic lines whilst the seminal "Oddball" is an incredible hard electro strut with a knocking break. "Mile High Swinger" is a tranquil Spaghetti Western whistling theme over double tempo rhythmic movement and the pulsating "Auto Pilot" has a percussive groove elevated by electric piano and synthesizer. Check "Driving Force”, “Home Run” and "Pacesetter" for electroid prog-funk dripped in acid squelch.

    All five final tracks are beatless synth workouts, because they can.

    As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Synthesizer and Percussion comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.

    TRACKLISTING
    1.Mon Amour 2.Oddball 3.Daytripper 4.Mile High Swinger (Vers. A) 5.Mile High Swinger (Vers. B) 6.Auto-Pilot 7.Pacesetter 8.Home Run 9.Driving Force 10.Action Man 11.Funky Chicken 12.Jolly Roger 13.Dumbo 14.Plain Song 15.Fanfair

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • Various – Big Business / Wind of Change

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621938 The two sides of 1973’s Big Business / Wind of Change are mainly the work of the great Keith Mansfield but there’s a killer cameo each from Alan Hawkshaw and David Snell to help deliver “a thematic suite, diverse in mood, applicable to dramatic and environmental situations”. A Be With favourite and truly one for the heads.

    The Big Business of side A is all the work of Keith Mansfield. It’s heavy on the suspense and features the vital “Hot Property”, an insistent groove so good that Madlib sampled it to lace the ace “Long Awaited” by Lootpack with Dilated Peoples.

    “Sleeping Giant 1” is a more fleshed out version of the equally-dazzling “Fatal Error”, evoking the orchestral magic of David Axelrod. Indeed, it conjures images of Diamond D falling over himself in the early-to-mid 90s to loop its intoxicatingly eerie soundscape. Complete with guitar fills that recall Paris, Texas-era Ry Cooder, you need this record for this piece alone.

    The horn-and-flute-led "Tycoon" is a head-nodder and "Power Complex" has some fantastic percussion. Other highlights include the breezy glide of “Whistle Stop Tour” and its sister groove “Clean Air.”

    Over on Side B is the more expansive Wind Of Change, which includes the David Snell and the Alan Hawkshaw contributions. But these ain’t no filler. Snell’s shuffling “International Flight” sounds like a smooth Dorothy Ashby track tossed from the heavens. Hawkshaw’s “Road And Rail” is about as luxurious and strung-out as the great man gets and it might just be the highlight of this whole set.

    Not to be outdone, if Mansfield’s “Balance Of Power” doesn’t make you feel like king of the world then you must be playing it wrong. Oh, and did we mention “World In Action”?!

    As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Big Business / Wind of Change comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.

    TRACKLISTING

    1.Tycoon 2.Hot Property 3.Whistle Stop Tour 4.Power Complex 5.Research Establishment 6.Clean Air 7.Fatal Error 8.Sleeping Giant 1 9.Sleeping Giant 2 10.World In Action 11.World In Action (Composite) 12.Balance Of Power 13.Motorail Express 14.Road And Rail 15.International Flight 16.Quality Fair 17.Summer Location

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennet – Synthesis

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621940 The “vivid contemporary sounds for a fresh visual image” make up the now canonised Synthesis from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. These two greats go deeper than usual on this collection, and the end result is a synth concept record of sorts. Released in 1974, it’s an essential companion piece to their Synthesizer and Percussion LP, released on Themes International Music in the same year.

    Like most of our favourite library records, Synthesis has that gloriously funky, “weird electronic music” vibe without ever being inaccessible. With the awesome ARP Odyssey at the fore, Hawkshaw and Bennett have created a blissed-out soundscape that, whilst laid back in all the right places, somehow remains heavy on the funk. It’s a sort of throbbing, proto-G Funk sound and you can find it on many of these low-lit basement workouts.

    Take the ice-cool “Alto Glide”. It’s a sunset-funk highlight with an electro-flute refrain that conjures those dreamier Dre / DJ Quick instrumentals from ’91 to ’92. Stereolab, Koushik (again) and all those Ghost Box artists were clearly listening very closely in the years since. The equally relaxed “Mermaid” glides effortlessly with soft, shimmering piano, understated percussion and kaleidoscopic synths. It’s a really beautiful piece.

    With these two soft-focus closing tracks allowing the LP to float away over the horizon, the preceding ten tracks have a more insistent, neck-snapping rhythm section to back the synth overload. Highlights include the head-nod funk of “Getting It Together” and the synth break in “The Executive”, which informed classic video game soundtracks.

    For once Be With really is stuck for words to describe just how good this record is. Best just to listen.

    As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Synthesis comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.

    TRACKLISTING
    1.Collision Course 2.The Executive 3.Hovercraft 4.Big Black Cadillac 5.Deadline 6.Hit Me, Hit Me 7.Forum 8.Where The Action Is 9.Getting It Together 10.Helter Skelter 11.Alto Glide 12.Mermaid

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • The Field – Infinite Moment

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1620948 Zwei Jahre nach seinem letzten Album "The Follower" präsentiert Axel Willner sein sechstes Kompakt-Album als The Field, "Infinite Moment", um das tiefe, reiche Spektrum seines Sounds weiter zu beschreiten. In Willners eigenen Worten, "musste die Schwelle, etwas Neues zu schaffen, durchbrochen werden", wie schon bei seinen vergangenen Alben, darunter sein gefeiertes Debüt "From Here We Go Sublime". Gerade bei "Infinite Moment" öffnete "das Verlassen des Studios neue Perspektiven bei der Schaffung neuer Musik", und es war der Opener, "Made Of Steel. Made Of Stone", der als erster fertig gestellt wurde und der ihn in den Fluss der Dinge brachte und den "Abschluss vom Rest des Albums leichter machte".

    Dieses Album ist eine direkte Soul-to-Soul-Übertragung, die das Selbst mit seiner Umgebung auf eine nie zuvor erforschte Weise synchronisiert und nur darauf abzielt, die richtige Balance zwischen enthaltener Emotion und expressiver Beredsamkeit zu finden. No fluff, no bluff. Mit "Infinite Moment" geht The Field direkt ins Herz, entblößt alle eitlen und nutzlosen Attribute, um sich auf das Wesentliche zu konzentrieren - er ist hoffnungsvoll und wir sind es auch.


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    Willner lässt das Uptempo seiner früheren Stücke hinter sich. „Infinite Moment“ ist ein Album voller Hoffnung, das in ein diffuses, ruhiges Licht getaucht ist, das den Schmerz und die Sorgen der menschlichen Seele durch ein üppig bewaldetes Recital aus shoegazing Modularsounds, komplexen Texturen und solaren, atmosphärischen Fraktalen lindert. „Made Of Steel. Made Of Stone“, der den Stein auf seiner downtempo Art ins Rollen bringt, ist „viel langsamer als die vorherigen Stücke von The Field“, wie Willner erklärt, „aber er gibt mir sehr viel Hoffnung“. „Hoffnung ist etwas, was mir im derzeitigen Klima fehlt, und dieses Album schafft da Abhilfe für mich, eine Art Trost, wie ein Moment, der sich gut anfühlt und den man nicht beenden will.“

    „Divide Now“ ist eine richtige Schallmitose, die die kommende Metamorphose in Angriff nimmt, wie eine Larve, die sich verpuppt und Wochen später unter der rauen Rinde in Form eines lebhaft gefärbten Schmetterlings wieder auftaucht – flatternde Breaks, die schließlich ihre Haut abwerfen und einem entscheidend intimeren und hypnotischeren zweiten Kapitel Platz machen. „Hear Your Voice“ treibt den üppigen, durch Pads gepolsterten Glamour seiner melodischen Lines durch den Mixer für eine kühnere synkopierte Version von Pop-Harmonien, die den 80er Jahre verpflichtet sind, während „Something Left, Something Right, Something Wrong“ zu einem flackernden post-euphorischen Dunst zurückkehrt. Die Beine sind taub, der Verstand verwirrt und die Augen verloren im großen Ganzen, wo entstehende Sterne im Rhythmus des Samba über die Milchstraße tanzen und die universelle Liebe keine Utopie ist.

    Eine eher arrhythmische Angelegenheit ist „Who Goes There“, das sich wild im Orbit dreht und den Acid mit einer unkonverntionellen Motorik verschmelzen lässt und das das Exklusivitätssiegel von The Field trägt. Hier wird intensiv mit den Synapsen des Zuhörers gespielt, bevor das zehn Minuten lange Epos „Infinite Moment“ in ein höchst eindringliches Abschlussballett aus brummenden Akkorden, trampelnden Drums und alles verzehrenden Drones führt. Dieses Album ist eine direkte Soul-to-Soul-Übertragung, die das Selbst mit seiner Umgebung auf eine nie zuvor erforschte Weise synchronisiert und nur darauf abzielt, die richtige Balance zwischen enthaltener Emotion und expressiver Beredsamkeit zu finden. No fluff, no bluff. Mit „Infinite Moment“ geht The Field direkt ins Herz, entblößt alle eitlen und nutzlosen Attribute, um sich auf das Wesentliche zu konzentrieren – Er ist hoffnungsvoll und wir sind es auch.
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  • Lydmor – I Told You I’d Tell Them Our Story (HFN Music)

    Sektion: Highlights

    LydmorLydmor ist der Künstlername der dänischen Musikerin Jenny Rossander. Als Produzentin elektronischer Musik, Songschreiberin, Autorin und selbsternannter Störenfried mischt sie die Herzen und Köpfe derer auf, die sich von ihrer Energie mitreißen lassen. Mit “I Told You I’d Tell Them Our Story” veröffentlicht sie nun ein erstaunlich vielschichtiges Soloalbum moderner, elektronischer Kompletter Artikel →

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  • The Molochs – Flowers In The Spring (LP+MP3)

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1620026 First, let’s meet back up with the Molochs—you remember them, right? Their America’s
    Velvet Glory was the earliest burst of light and energy to hit in 2017, an album of electrified
    rock ‘n’ roll like Dylan and Lou Reed by a band named after the Ginsberg-ian glutton god
    who demanded the sacrifice of all things good and pure. But now it’s 2018 and Moloch
    himself is fatter and happier than ever, so the Molochs couldn’t just make another record.
    After Glory showed the world who they were, they needed to make an album that showed
    what they could do. So Flowers In The Spring is where the Molochs worked harder, thought
    harder and fought harder to be the kind of band that the times demand: “I like to think the
    world just needs some good solid songs out there,” founder Lucas Fitzsimons says. “It’s
    simple. It’s not easy … but it’s simple.”
    America’s Velvet Glory, their first-ever record for L.A.’s Innovative Leisure label, had sparked
    their first-ever U.S and European tours, first-ever festival sets, first-ever international press
    and more. (Top music mag Mojo even said they’d made one of the year’s best albums—“Any
    year!”) Follow-up Flowers bloomed almost exactly a year later at Long Beach’s Jazzcats
    studio between December of 2017 and January of 2018, where Fitzsimons and longtime
    band member Ryan Foster had recorded Glory. By the time they’d returned, they had a slate
    of songs that had come to Fitzsimons in flash moments, written on nerve-wracking
    transcontinental flights or on isolated nights in an L.A. apartment, captured at once in bursts
    of insight or rescued from almost-abandonment in discarded notebooks.
    As on Glory, inspiration from Syd Barrett, Dylan, Nikki Sudden and kindred spirit Peter Perrett
    of the Only Ones was at work, but the Molochs are endlessly (appropriately?) ravenous when
    it comes to things to read and listen to and learn from. On Flowers they’d refine and
    recombine their sound, working in that long tradition of poets who cover (or discover)
    themselves in pop songs. “To Kick In A Lover’s Door” blows Flowers open with the wit and
    precision of the Go-Betweens, and “I Wanna Say To You” draws more from some of
    Creation Records’ dreamiest dreamers than it does from any esoteric 60s howlers. “Flowers
    In The Spring” and “Pages Of Your Journal” could be two lost Kinks singles from two
    different Kinks eras—that Ray Davies-ian venom stays the same, of course—and the
    charming/disarming “Too Lost In Love” makes feeling down sound like cheering up, just like
    the Clean did.
    Yes, they do have their first-ever string section here, and that could confuse some people.
    (“People go, ‘Wow, it sounds more mature.’” says Fitzsimons. “What kind of boring shit is
    that?”) But Flowers isn’t a grown-up album or a show-off album or a break-up album or a
    just-had-to-make-another-album album because the Molochs don’t pick targets that tiny.
    Love and disgrace and life and death blur and bleed into each other, but at the core of
    Flowers is a story about standing against the inhuman by being more human, however
    messily honest that needs to be. (Or like Fitzsimons sings at the end of the record: beware
    that “determination by a whole / to destroy the human soul.” Funny how that comes in a
    song where he claims he can’t explain everything that happens to him, because he sort of
    just did.) So consider their new Flowers In The Spring a meticulously plotted counterattack
    against all things Moloch-ian, with clear, concise, immediate, undeniable, simple, direct pop
    songs, says Fitzsimons, each sharpened enough to cut through anything it touched. That’s
    what he needed to do, he says, because that’s what felt most true. Maybe it really was that
    simple, even if it wasn’t easy. Like he’d explain in a song with just seven words: “There’s
    something I wanna say to you.”

    For fans of Violent Femmes, Modern Lovers, The Byrds, The Vaselines, Mac Demarco, The Velvet Underground, Kurt Vile

    1LP Standard Jacket w/ Printed Inner Sleeve + Insert + Download Card

    DISC 1
    1. To Kick in a Lover’s Door
    2. I Wanna Say To You
    3. A Little Glimpse of Death
    4. Shadow of a Girl
    5. Flowers in the Spring
    6. Pages of your Journal
    7. First Time I Saw You
    8. And She’s Sleeping Now
    9. Too Lost in Love
    10. Wade in the Water
    11. (She Glows)
    12. All the Things That Happen to Me Erhältlich ab 07.09.2018

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