Joyce Moreno – Raiz – Far Out Recordings

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Far Out will be starting the new year with the latest offering from the legendary Joyce Moreno.

RAIZ marks fifty years of Joyce’s imperative involvement in Brazil’s rich musical heritage: paying tribute to some of the beautiful Brazilian standards she was listening to around the time she first stepped foot in a recording studio. Joyce’s insurmountable talent and unfaltering grace shine as bright as ever on this landmark record.

This is an album not to be missed but you can pre-order it now on iTunes and via the Far Out Store

Introducing The state51 Conspiracy Record Label

Introducing The state51 Conspiracy Record Label

We have put together a new record label deal unlike any other. Designed for the 21st Century, it can help you tell a better story about your music, the musicians and the record… but how?

We’ll invest in you

Excellent musicians, performers and producers working in all styles and genres can benefit from a £5000 investment into their work by state51. When you work with us, there are no costs to pay back, nothing to recoup.

Our capable and knowledgable team will support you throughout the release. We will put our time and energy into giving your music its best chance of success.

Real investment takes commitment and focus. We won’t fund the release of your record by spending your money.

We’ll pay you

Many indie label deals work on a fifty-fifty profit share after you’ve paid the costs. We will do better than that: 60% of all income goes directly to you, the artist. And because there’s nothing to recoup, you’ll see money in your bank account 3 months after release, or sooner.

Cash-flow will help you create, perform, make more music and, most importantly, enjoy yourself.

We’ll work hard for you

The state51 Conspiracy is a global music company. We have been distributing and selling music online and physically since 2007, with a musical history stretching back even further. First class distribution; direct-to-fan selling; high quality design and manufacture; worldwide publishing administration and sync representation is all available at your fingertips.

Music making is a collaborative process. A great team will help take you further.

We’ll make things better

To work with us we’ll expect you to commit to a simple ideal: quality. We will work with you to make better recordings, mixes, masters, and products. Anywhere we can see potential to raise the standard of your music, we will. Make it sound, look and feel amazing.

We believe in the power of music – let’s make sure its in the best shape possible before it gets to people’s ears.

We’ll be fair

Our recording contract is simple to understand and is the template for a productive relationship. In return for our financial backing, 60% royalty and combined services, we will work with your music for 15 years. We won’t own your copyrights for life or ‘in perpetuity’. We want to build a relationship with you and have included an option to work on your next album. At the same time, we have included an artist-friendly buy-out facility.

A fair deal means you can concentrate on making music, not paperwork.

Now please introduce you

If you have a musical project that you think we should know about, please get in touch and tell us why.

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Top Gift Ideas for Christmas from Greedbag

Top Musical Gift Ideas for Christmas From Greedbag

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Here’s our selection of festive gift ideas for your loved ones.

For the Film Lover

Terminator 2: Judgement Day Soundtrack (Double 12″ Vinyl)

Dun-dun dun, dun-DUN DUN! Brad Fiedel’s soundtrack for Terminator 2 is an absolute classic, and luckily enough Silva Screen agrees and have released a Double Vinyl LP. Click the image below!

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Price: £22.99

From: Silva Screen Records

For the Outdoors Lover

Caught by the River Store

A fascinating store that you can spend hours browsing through various curios including badgesets on birds, books on fishing, maps on pubs, art prints, music and more.

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From: Caught by the River

For the Trendy One That Likes Being Ahead of the Crowd

The Advisory Circle – From Out Here (LP & CD)

This is the sound of another world. An audio science-fiction story written with retro-futuristic computers. It’s an absolutely enveloping experience.19992587800054

Price: CD £11.45 LP £14.95

From: Ghost Box Records

For the Dark, Industrial One

TGV – 7 Disc DVD Boxset

Throbbing Gristle are seen as the pioneers of Industrial Music. This 7 Disc DVD Boxset is absolutely a must-have piece of musical history.

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Price: £70

From: Industrial Records

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For the Peculiar friend

Anklepants – Speak you Little Re-Facéé (12″ LP)

Anklepants is going to be big in 2015, with a debut album imminent, and a massive US tour announced, expect to see him making headlines. Yes he has a penis on his face, and strangely enough his music is brilliant.

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Price: £5

From: Love Love Records

For the Fashionable One

Owler Pouch

A collaboration between Mark James and Pete Fowler sees this beautiful handmade, 100% leather pouch released on the Greedbag store. Limited to only 45. They make an awesome and unique gift.

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Price: £50

From: Playbeast aka Pete Fowler

For the Art & Design Student

Helvetica DVD

A documentary about type sounds boring right? How about a documentary about just ONE font-type? Amazingly, this is one of the most fascinating design documentaries released in the last decade. Honestly, give it 5 minutes and you’ll be hooked!

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Price: £15

From: Plexi Film

For the Serious Record Collector

Original Peter Classic Record Bag

Quite simply the best record bag in the world. Beautiful, classical, eye-catching, simple and practical.

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Price: £199

From: Original Peter

For the One That Stays Out All Night

Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (12″ LP and CD)

Nothing more needs to be said. Aphex Twin on Vinyl. A simple must have.

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Price: CD: £9.99 LP: £15.99

From: R&S Records

For the Indie Music Lover

Guillemots – Get Over It – Signed 7″ Picture Disc

BRIT nominated rockers Guillemots write amazing records, and their store is chock full of singed things! Well worth a look!19430107030054

Price: £5

From: The Guillemots Emporium of Fine Things

For the Tricky Lover

Tricky – Adrian Thaws (CD and LP)

The latest album from one of music’s more unpredictable characters. Adrian Thaws is a vivid, attention-grabbing set of songs which roamfrom hip hop to house, jazz to blues, rock to reggae.

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Price: Double LP £19.99

From: !K7 Records

For the Clubbing Lover

Coolicon – CTI (Ltd. Ed. Green 10″ Vinyl)

Carter Tutti’s first single in more than 15 years…

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Price: £8.60

From: CTI / Carter Tutti

For the Funky Friend

Last Man On Earth – Big Boss Man (CD and LP)

The long awaited follow up to 2010’s Full English Beat Breakfast, ‘Last Man On Earth’ is Big Boss Man’s 4th album. The British four piece return with a new set of songs and recordings that take a fresh approach to the BBM sound; now with the added dimension of a brass section and guest vocalists – taking us on a one heck of a brand new trip!

Limited number even come with a signed postcard!

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Price: CD: £9.99 LP: £15.99

From: Blow Up Records

For the COASTS fan

Paradise – Coasts (12″ Vinyl)

Coasts just signed a deal with a major. They are going to be getting bigger and bigger over the next year. Get in quick and grab the Limited EP before it’s all gone!

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Price: £7.99

From: Tidal Records

For the Inappropriate One

The Devil Wears Tee Shirts

What happens when you cross satanic imagery with retro Disney T-shirts. Well, quite simply put, you get this.

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Price: £24.99

From: The Devil Wears Tee Shirts

For the One Who’s All About Nostalgia

The Art of Smallfilms

Smallfilms created Noggin The Nog, Bagpuss, The Clangers, Ivor the Engine, Pogles Wood and more besides. This book examines the exceptionally large archives kept by Firmin and the Postgate family, and reveals the exquisite models, puppets, drawings, painting, scripts, machinery and ideas that brought some of the most charming ideas for children’s TV to life.

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Price: £22

From: Trunk Records

For the Punk

Damaged Goods T-Shirt

One of Punk’s greatest DIY labels are still going strong. Show them some respect with this lovely piece of black cloth.20077736590054

Price: £9.99

From: Damaged Good

For the World Music / Disco Lover

The Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra

A two-disc release featuring an absolute wealth of talent from Brazilian music. Absolutely immaculate.

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Price: CD £9.99 LP £14.99

From: Far Out Records

For the Serious Music Fan

Polar Bear – In Each and Every One (CD and LP)

This latest album from Polar Bear saw them nominated for the Mercury Prize.

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Price: LP £14.99 CD £8.99

From: The Leaf Label

Giant Chinese Hedgehog Invades the UK – With New Single

New Hedgehog Single!

Having recently signed a deal with London label Disorder Recordings, Beijing Indie-Rock band Hedgehog have their first single released in the UK on Monday 1st December.

Heart On Fire / DDDreaMMM

The Double A-Side features their trademark sound of noisy, anthemic, crunching guitars, mixed with The Cure-esque bass lines and dreamy that is quite frankly brilliant.

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Why you should listen to Hedgehog:

*Hedgehog are a band that regularly sell out to crowds of thousands. Why? Listen to the music to find out for yourself.

*Impress your friends by saying you know an awesome Chinese band when they probably don’t.

*They fully embrace the DIY ethic. Making their own music videos, recording music themselves and just generally keeping it real.

*They have awesome names: Zo, Atom and Fun.

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Download the Single from: iTunes | Amazon

The Advisory Circle – From Out Here – Ghost Box Records

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Artist: The Advisory Circle

Title: From Out Here

Cat No: GBX021CD / GBX021LP

Formats: 12″ Vinyl / CD

Release Date: 5th December 2014

AUDIO PREVIEWS

CONCEPT: On this new album for Ghost Box RecordsThe Advisory Circle (aka Jon Brooks) explores darker territory than on 2012’s more pastoral As The Crow Flies. This time Brooks hints at a Wyndham-esque science fiction story, where bucolic English scenery is being manipulated and maybe even artificially generated by bizarre multi-dimensional computer technology.

SOUND: Brooks’ strong sense of melody and composition is still evident as are his renowned sound design and production skills. Consequently the album is a rich and rewarding experience that subtly showcases a wealth of musical experience. The usual analogue synth sound palette is augmented with found-sound from antique tape reels and Brooks’ ever growing tangle of home built electronics.

BIOG: The Advisory Circle is one of the core acts of the Ghost Box collective. Originally inspired by library music and the sound-world of British public information films, Jon Brooks has developed this aesthetic through four albums over a period of nine years. During that time he’s also released a wealth of material under his own name (and as Georges Vert) on several other labels. His mixing and mastering skills are much sought after and he is responsible for some of the more challenging sonic restoration work for the re-issue label, Trunk Records.

The state51 Conspiracy are handling physical distribution for The Advisory Circle – From Out Here. If you are a record store and would like to place an order, please send an email to support@state51.com

To view the state51 physical distribution catalogue, click here.

Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards – Bones [The state51 Conspiracy]

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DAN MICHAELSON AND THE COASTGUARDS
NEW SINGLE ‘BONES’ 17th NOVEMBER
NEW ALBUM ‘DISTANCE’ OUT NOW

FOPP ‘ALBUMS OF 2014′

 “a miniature masterpiece… hugely recommended” 4/5  The Guardian
“stands proudly alongside the likes of Bill Callahan and The National”  8/10 NME
“Melancholic Gold” 4/5 MOJO
“experts in sounding gracefully forlorn” 8/10 Uncut
“Majestic” 5/5 Mail on Sunday
“Michaelson makes mordant sorrow sound timeless and fresh”
4/5 Independent on Sunday
“the kind of thing you cling to in a storm: sturdy as an oak creaking with a certain humanity” PITCHFORK
“A staggeringly good record”Album of the Week, The Line of Best Fit
“Distance may well be his finest work yet… it really is something of a triumph” Rockfeedback
“Michaelson is a master of the bleak atmosphere” Q

Dan Michaelson and The Coastguards will release their new single ‘Bones’ through The state51 Conspiracy on 17th November. ‘Bones’ is the second single to be taken from Michaelson’s highly-praised, fifth album ‘Distance’, which features in FOPP’s ‘Albums of 2014′ poll. Typical of the record, Dan offers a sober reflection whilst his band The Coastguards provide a rich bed of piano, cello, pedal steel, wind brushed drums and bass. “When you feel that love run cold, after crackling through your bones, and tears fall like ash upon your clothes..”

Written in Montauk, New York and recorded in Hackney, London, Dan was joined by Romeo Stodart (Magic Numbers), Henry Spenner, Laurie Earle, Gabriel Stebbing (Metronomy/Nightworks), Johnny Flynn and Horse. The album was produced by Ash Workman (Metronomy/Francois and the Altas Mountains) and Dan Michaelson.

Pre-order ‘Bones’ on iTunes | Amazon

Buy the album ‘Distance’ direct from Dan Michaleson

Laura Moody – Acrobats [Surbiton Lagoon]

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Laura Moody – Acrobats

Formats: CD/LP/Digital

Label: Surbiton Lagoon

Release date: 10th November 2014

‘Acrobats’ is the debut album from Laura Moody, a wildly alternative cellist, vocalist and avant-singer songwriter. Fascinated with words and songwriting as well as sounds, noises and textures, Laura draws on the infinite possibilities available from her solo cello and voice. From a multitude of influences, Laura creates emotive songs that inhabit a unique space between the avant garde, classical music, pop and singer-songwriter tradition.

The CD and limited edition vinyl will be released on Monday 10 November on Laura’s own label, Surbiton Lagoon, and follows her EP which was released in 2009.

‘Acrobats’ features six original songs by Laura Moody and her re-imagining of Nick Drake’s iconic ‘Cello Song’. Laura is known for her virtuosic ability to play cello and sing simultaneously, and giving theatrical and vibrant performances.

Laura says:
“One of the major challenges with this album has been how to capture the drama and physicality of the songs as purely a listening experience.” 

To that end Laura has collaborated with producers Dominic Murcott (The High Llamas) and Edward Jessen, a composer whose work very much ventures into the world of sound art.

Laura has achieved great international acclaim as a founding member of the innovative Elysian Quartet, which is known for its pioneering performances and recordings of contemporary classical, experimental and improvised music, and who recently performed in four airborne helicopters for Stockhausen’s infamousHelicopter String Quartet as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

She has toured, collaborated and recorded with leading musicians from a hugely diverse number of genres from folk to hip hop. All these elements are brought together in Laura’s solo work, as The Arts Desk noted, “it seemed almost as if she had taken every musical influence that had come her way and put them in a blender…certainly extraordinary and sometimes disturbing. But what surprised me most …was just how often it became mesmerising.”

Preorder digitally: iTunes | Amazon

Preorder directly from the artist: Surbiton Lagoon store

The state51 Conspiracy is proud to also be offering physical distribution on “Acrobat”.  For wholesale prices please get in touch.