THE SOUNDCARRIERS

 

Friends of this parish, The Soundcarriers will be joining Ghost Box for a new album this winter. Meanwhile there are still a few copies of their marvellous limited edition album The Other World of The Sound Carriers floating round.

Its a psyched out compilation of instrumentals (some of which are versions of songs that will make it to the next album on GB), all with The Soundcarriers unmistakably powerful and dynamic analogue production. Listen here.

 

John Foxx and The Maths – New Album – Rhapsody! + Gazelle Twin / ISpeakMachine New EP multibuy

FROM METAMATIC RECORDS:

We’re delighted to announce 2 new releases, Rhapsody and Exponentialism, which are available as a multi-buy HERE

John Foxx And The Maths’ Rhapsody is made up of 10 tracks recorded live at London’s MemeTune Studios in late 2011, shortly after the UK Interplay tour. The Maths line-up on this session is as follows: John Foxx (Vocals, keyboards); Benge (Percussion, keyboards); Hannah Peel (Violin, keyboards); Serafina Steer (Bass, keyboards). It’s fantastic to hear a live band playing with electronics, plus the addition of bass guitar and layers of violin also creates fresh angles and edges on many of the songs. Foxx’s voice is often stripped of effects, adding an emotional shiver to songs such as ‘Interplay’, ‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’ and ‘Just For A Moment’. Meanwhile the opening track is an instrumental version of ‘The Good Shadow’, which features – as do nearly all of the tracks – Hannah Peel on violin. Artwork is by Jonathan Barnbrook. Pre-order HERE

Gazelle Twin, I Speak Machine – Exponentialism. This limited edition EP (only 750 copies) features Gazelle Twin and I Speak Machine (Tara Busch’s new project) who explore Foxx’s lyrical themes and ideas on 4 beautifully executed cover versions which also relate strongly to their own work. I Speak Machine’s take on ‘My Sex’ transforms it into a gigantic, cyber-sensual pop song, while ‘I Want To Be A Machine’ is a much darker, stranger transformation. Gazelle Twin has been planning a cover of Foxx/Gordon’s ‘Never Let Me Go’ for a couple of years. In 2011 she told Artrocker Magazine: ‘Never Let Me Go’ is a mirage of maternal comfort in a toxic and unrelenting world. It’s one of those songs I wish I’d made; drenched in analogue pulses and drones, a lullaby-like synth melody accompanying an android (yet emotional) dual-vocal part. I can definitely feel a cover coming on.’ Meanwhile, Gazelle Twin’s stark version of ‘He’s A Liquid’ reveals a different side to her work as she delivers the surreal, dream-like lyrics in a voice that is completely different to the lullabying ‘Never Let Me Go’. Pre-order HERE

Listen to a clip of Gazelle Twin’s cover of ‘Never Let Me Go’ HERE – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2JizL3phmg&feature=youtu.be

Listen to a clip to I Speak Machine’s version of ‘I Want To Be A Machine’ HERE – https://soundcloud.com/metamatic-records/i-want-to-be-a-machine-fade

The John Foxx & The Maths/OMD tour is only just over 3 weeks away and we still have a few Gold VIP tickets for the shows. Priced at £55 the Gold VIP package includes a meet and greet with John at the venue, a VIP laminate and an ultra-rare ‘Underpass’ signed Promo CD. With artwork designed by Jonathan Barnbrook, the mixes by Dave Clarke and Oh The Gilt will ONLY be available on CD as part of VIP packages. If you want to go to the meet and greet please order HERE
Listen to the Oh The Gilt remix of ‘Underpass’ HERE – http://thequietus.com/articles/11862-john-foxx-underpass-oh-the-gilt-mix

If you only want the ‘Underpass’ CD and the VIP laminate and aren’t interested in attending the shows then you can now pre-order HERE

Please note, John Foxx & The Maths will do their best to make sure that all VIPs see the soundcheck but we’ve reduced the price to £55 because we can’t guarantee it on every occasion as they are not the headline act. Also, please note, the VIP passes do not give access to the show, so if you want to attend the concert in the evening you need to buy a separate ticket.

Website Update and Announcements

mb logo 300x33 Website Update and Announcements

First up, we’ve beefed up the security on the site after reviewing the number of intruder alerts.
Nobody ever managed to get in, and now they never will (or more to the point, it’ll not be cost-effective to get in, and they’ll move on to softer targets.)

We’ll probably be changing the theme again very soon, to include reviews & videos as well as news items.

And finally, we have a new artist coming on board. We’re not saying too much right now, but we should have their new album available by March (if not sooner). This artist has self-released several albums, but has never released material on iTunes, Amazon, or Juno before. We’ll also get the stuff onto Spotify as well.

Watch this space..

Website Update and Announcements

mb logo 300x33 Website Update and Announcements

First up, we’ve beefed up the security on the site after reviewing the number of intruder alerts.
Nobody ever managed to get in, and now they never will (or more to the point, it’ll not be cost-effective to get in, and they’ll move on to softer targets.)

We’ll probably be changing the theme again very soon, to include reviews & videos as well as news items.

And finally, we have a new artist coming on board. We’re not saying too much right now, but we should have their new album available by March (if not sooner). This artist has self-released several albums, but has never released material on iTunes, Amazon, or Juno before. We’ll also get the stuff onto Spotify as well.

Watch this space..

Website Update and Announcements

mb logo 300x33 Website Update and Announcements

First up, we’ve beefed up the security on the site after reviewing the number of intruder alerts.
Nobody ever managed to get in, and now they never will (or more to the point, it’ll not be cost-effective to get in, and they’ll move on to softer targets.)

We’ll probably be changing the theme again very soon, to include reviews & videos as well as news items.

And finally, we have a new artist coming on board. We’re not saying too much right now, but we should have their new album available by March (if not sooner). This artist has self-released several albums, but has never released material on iTunes, Amazon, or Juno before. We’ll also get the stuff onto Spotify as well.

Watch this space..

English Electric

We are delighted to announce our new album English Electric. It will be released on April 8th on CD, deluxe CD+DVD, heavyweight vinyl LP, collectors’ tin boxset as well as digitally.

The tracklist is as follows:

Please Remain Seated
Metroland
Night Café
The Future Will Be Silent
Helen of Troy
Our System
Kissing The Machine
Decimal
Stay With Me
Dresden
Atomic Ranch
Final Song

The video for Decimal is available to watch here. The first single will be Metroland, released on 25th March.

English Electric UK Tour Announced

We’re delighted to announce that we will be heading back out on tour in 2013 in support of our new album English Electric. We will be touring the UK in April and May, playing the following dates:

April 28th – Margate Winter Gardens
April 29th – Birmingham Symphony Hall
May 1st – Nottingham Royal Centre
May 2nd – Ipswich Regent Theatre
May 3rd – London Roundhouse
May 5th – Bristol Colston Hall
May 6th – Oxford New Theatre
May 8th – Sheffield City Hall
May 9th – Leeds Academy
May 10th – Manchester Academy
May 12th – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
May 13th – Gateshead Sage
May 14th – Liverpool Empire

Tickets will go on sale on Friday morning at 9am from here and will be priced at £32.50 or £33.50 (depending on the venue)

Also, for the first time ever in the UK, we are offering you a chance to experience an OMD show like never before.

These VIP packages are strictly limited and will go on sale on Friday morning at 9am from here.

Gold Package (£80)

– Ticket in the front 4 rows
– Access to soundcheck
– Setlist signed by the band
– English Electric tour t-shirt
– Souvenir English Electric ticket

Platinum Package (£120)

– Ticket in the front 4 rows
– Access to soundcheck
– Setlist signed by the band
– English Electric tour t-shirt
– Souvenir English Electric ticket
– Meet and Greet with the band
– Photo with the band
– Souvenir English Electric laminate and lanyard

Further information on these packages and terms and conditions are available from the ticketing website.

Europe news is coming soon…

Karl Bartos| Off The Record | New Album | 15.3.2013

KARL BARTOS | OFF THE RECORD | 15.3.2013

Karl Bartos | Off The Record
Karl Bartos’ new album “OFF THE RECORD”, consisting of 12 brand new tracks will be released worldwide on March 15th, 2013 on Hamburg based label Bureau B.

 

See KarlBartos.Com for details.

 


I’m a big Bartos fan. He seems to have carried on in the grand Kraftwerk tradition, whereas Kraftwerk themselves have wandered off in a different direction.
I really liked his last album (Communication), there were some classic tracks on there (“The Message” springs to mind), although there was some drivel as well (what was that about returning some video tapes all about?).

Indeed, Communication was one of my influences around about the time of my second album “Evolution“..

Anyway – You’ve been told, and you have plenty of time to save your pennies up. Although why it couldn’t have been out in time for Christmas, I don’t know.. (Perhaps there’s a big TOUR coming up as well?)