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2022, Further Listening, Library Music Volume One, Mix, Playlist, The Leaf Library -

With the release of their new singles and rarities compilation, Library Music Volume One, we asked The Leaf Library to knock us up a Further Listening playlist - which they did in record time, the sign of true heads. This great mix takes in some of the greatest left-of-centre pop of the past 30-ish years, from Stereolab, to Flying Saucer Attack, Fridge, and Laika. Dig in below, and pick up the new record in the shop, or HERE Library Music: Volume One is a sixteen track double LP collecting the North London drone pop band’s 7” singles, one-offs and compilation...

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2022, Asylums, cool thing, further listening, mix, playlist, signs of life -

Asylums release one of the years best records this week, and to celebrate guitarist Jazz Miell has made us an exclusive Further Listening playlist, with great selections from Aphex Twin, Miles Davis, BadBadNotGood, Todd Rundgren, and loads more.  Asylums have been quietly building an impressive back catalogue of albums since the release of their debut Killer Brain Waves in 2016. With three full studio albums and a stand-alone single behind them, Asylums are back with their fourth album Signs Of Life - their first since the release of 2020’s Steve Albini recorded 3rd album Genetic Cabaret. Listen here>> Asylums Further...

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2022, album, engineers, further listening, mark peters, new, playlist, Red Sunset Dreams, Sonic cathedral -

Red Sunset Dreams is the follow-up to Mark Peters' hugely acclaimed debut Innerland, it features a number of guest musicians, including former One Dove singer and songwriter Dot Allison and pedal steel legend BJ Cole. Like its predecessor, Red Sunset Dreams is an album about an imaginary landscape. Whereas Innerland was an introspective psychogeographic trip inspired by Mark’s move back to his hometown of Wigan and the memories it stirred up, Red Sunset Dreams looks outwards, across the Atlantic to the United States of America, but very much through a UK prism; a representation of the subconscious Americana that’s buried deep in...

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Bella Union, Further Listening, Island of Noise, Jack Cooper, Modern Nature, playlist, South Records, Southend, Ultimate Painting -

We're big fans of Modern Nature here, their debut, How To Live, was our 2019 album of the year and we had the great pleasure of them playing our Christmas party too. This new album, the follow up to last year's Annual, is another step up. A beguiling, free-flowing, career highlight, which takes in some of British free music luminaries such as saxophonist Evan Parker, pianist Alexander Hawkins, bassist John Edwards and violinist Alison Cotton, as well as long term collaborators Jeff Tobias and Jim Wallis. Island Of Noise is available as a limited boxset, which features an expanded instrumental version of...

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april magazine, cindy, flowertown, further listening, if the ceiling were a kite, playlist, tough love, vol 1, volume 1 -

April Magazine, our latest San Francisco crush, just released their new album, If The Ceiling Were A Kite Vol.1, on Tough Love. As it's our album of the week/month/year we asked them to put together a Further Listening playlist and asked them a couple of questions giving those of us thousands of miles away an insight in to how it all started. BUY: If The Ceiling Were A Kite Vol.1 [limited edition cream vinyl] - How did the band come together?   It started as roommates. Peter and I (Kati) shared a bedroom door – he'd record all night and...

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