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Crowd Company – Stone & Sky
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Crowd Company – Stone & Sky

Image: 1612108 An epic album from 8 piece band Crowd Company. Produced by Alan
Evans (Soulive) this is vintage soul funk with a modern take and
unexpected twists and turns. Heavy grooves coupled with sophisticated
songwriting and tons of uplifting catchy hooks. The album features virtuoso
musicianship in every department and three outstanding vocalists often
blending soulful harmonies over a bedrock of tight grooves. It has a rich,
distinct vibe, aided by an outstanding ‘analog’ production sensibility. This
release is sure to cement Crowd Company’s growing reputation as one of
the most exciting bands in the new generation of soul funk music.

1. Take Off The Crown
2. Saw You Yesterday
3. Can’t Get Enough
4. Soar
5. Fever
6. Away With You
7. Let Me Be
8. Getting The Groove
9. Fast Forward
10. Summer
11. The Spark

• Produced by Alan Evans (Soulive) – this is a worldwide
release on his new Vintage League Music label
• The 2nd album from the acclaimed 8 piece London soul funk
band. A modern take on vintage soul funk. The band evokes
the spirit of 60s and early 70s funk with a unique modern take
• The band have shared the stage with the like of Sharon Jones
& The Dap Kings’ Saun & Starr, The Meters’ George Porter Jr,
The Monophonics, James Taylor Quartet
• Deluxe Gatefold 180gram vinyl
• Previous album playlisted on BBC Radio 6 Craig Charles Funk
& Soul Show
Available from 27.10.2017

T.R.A.S.E. – Electronic Rock
Thursday, September 26th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on T.R.A.S.E. – Electronic Rock

Image: 1584252 Known amongst a small group of teenage friends as T.R.A.S.E (Tape Recorder And Synthesiser Ensemble) this previously unearthed and fully formed electronic music project was spearheaded by a 16-year-old school- boy as an extension of his woodwork, metalwork and science classes in 1981.

Composed and recorded using a self-made synth, audio mixer and elec- tronic percussion units T.R.A.S.E would bridge the gap between a love for sci-fi horror soundtracks, Gary Numan b-sides and an extra curricular hobby as a sound and lighting designer for school plays – bequeathing a backstory as unique and unfathomable as the individualistic sonic results that he would finally commit to C90. Having successfully recorded his only solo album, Electronic Rock (which was never duplicated beyond his own demo copy), this early musical achievement by Andy Popplewell stands up as a rare self-initiated example of embryonic experimental electro pop and genuine outsider music, marking the early domestication of synthesisers and the dawn of electronic home recording studios and the uninhibited results. Unhindered by adult concepts like self-consciousness, popular snobbery, fashion, pride and fear of failure (while funded by paper rounds and odd jobs in his Mancunian community), Andy, armed with the plans to the Chorosynth kit module, an old junk shop piano keyboard and some hand-me-down tools from his recently deceased dad, would fill an exercise book with plans, arrangements and self-penned new wave pop lyrics to fully realise the potential of his one-man synthetic symphony. Reaping the benefits of his own stencilled circuit boards and soldering iron skills (whilst occasionally enlisting the part time help of his younger brother on guitar) T.R.A.S.E’s homemade technology pop continued to bloom right up until the very cusp of adolescence when careers officers and real life responsi- bilities saw the end of Andy’s reel to reel multitracking which is finally pre- sented here for the first time since it was sung and played. This ambitious cross section of robotic funk and moody soundscape sequences makes instrumental nods to John Carpenter and Kraftwerk next to unpolished vocal drones worthy of a sedated Human League or Joy Divison, all of whom shared radio dial digits amongst Giorgio Moroder, Tubeway Army and The Glitter Band as Popplewell’s clearest unabashed influences.

The T.R.A.S.E tapes, finally unearthed by Finders Keepers, show the full extent of the projects repertoire before the “group’s” final hiatus which, for Andy, was followed by a working education in London under BBC employment as a trainee radio engineer (not far from the closed door of the Radiophonic Workshop) which has since led to a widespread reputation as one of the country’s leading independent tape engineers/editors/archivists indiscriminately splicing and baking vintage tapes for anyone in-between Alpha in Brussels and ZTT in London. Having worked with hundreds of reputable studios, pop stars and media companies throughout his career Andy claims he has rarely been asked about his own musical history in 30 working years, Finders Keepers are glad we Popped that very question. Available from 06.09.2013

Argy (Poker Flat) presents the Zodiac Free Arts Club …
Monday, April 11th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Argy (Poker Flat) presents the Zodiac Free Arts Club! “Floating World” is about electronic music in the spirit of Ashra Tempel, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Vangelis, Neu!, Popol Vuh and others captured in jam sessions. Founded in West Berlin in late 1967 by German artists, The Zodiak Free Arts Lab, also known as the “Zodiak […]

Newly discovered masterpiece by one of the true legends of Afrobeat …
Monday, January 31st, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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When Nigerian afro beat comes to mind, the name that typically comes to mind is Fela Kuti. But for true enthusiasts of the genre, composer and band leader Orlando Julius is held in the same regard as his more famous colleague. By the mid-60s, Julius had already established himself as a bona fide star in […]

Various – Mandarinenträume (Permanent Vacation)
Monday, January 4th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Fifteen almost forgotten pieces of electronic music recorded in communist ruled East Germany between 1981 and 1989. Compiled by Florian Sievers (Groove magazine). Featuring Reinhard Lakomy, Pond, Wolfgang Paulke, Julius Krebs, Key, Servi, and more.

Release: 15-01-10
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