May 27, 2019

Blancmange - The Blanc Tapes (3x 2LP GF Boxset in DLX)

LMS5521275Limited to 500 for territory: World excl. France & UK; Limited vinyl boxset with artwork slipcase holding all three albums. Each album is a double 12″ black vinyl in gatefold sleeve with printed inner-sleeves. Download card included. London Records are releasing a limited edition vinyl boxset of Blancmange’s first three albums - Happy Families (1982), Mange Tout (1984) and Believe You Me (1985). Each release includes the original album (remastered), plus B-sides, extended versions, remixes, previously unreleased tracks and demos. ”  

Double vinyl albums with extra disc featuring much sought after extended, rare and demo versions (never put on vinyl) Tracklist: Happy Families : A1. I Can’t Explain / A2. Fell Me / A3. I’ve Seen The Word / A4. Wasted / A5. Living On The Ceiling B1. Waves / B2. Kind / B3. Sad Day / B4. Cruel / B5. God’s Kitchen C1. Sad Day (Original Version) / C2. Holland (Demo) / C3. Melodic Piece (Demo) / C4. I Can’t Explain (Demo) C5. I’ve Seen The Word (Demo) / C6. Black Bell (Demo) / C7. Business Steps D1. Waves (Original Version - No Strings) / D2. Living On The Ceiling (Extended) / D3. God’s Kitchen (12″ Mix) D4. Feel Me (Extended 12″ Version) Mange Tout : A1. Don’t Tell Me / A2. Game Above My Head / A3. Blind Vision / A4. Time Became The Tide A5. That’s Love, That It Is / A6. Murder B1. See The Train / B2. All Things Are Nice / B3. My Baby / B4. The Day Before You Came C1. Vishnu (Short Version) / C2. Game Above My Head (Extended) / C3. On Our Way To C4. Don’t Tell Me (Extended) D1. The Day Before You Came (Extended) / D2. That’s Love, That It Is (Extended) D3. Blind Vision (Long Version) Believe You Me : A1. Lose Your Love / A2. What’s Your Problem / A3. Paradise Is / A4. Why Don’t They Leave Things Alone? A5. 22339 B1. Don’t You Love It All / B2. Believe / B3. Lorraine’s My Nurse / B4. Other Animals B5. No Wonder They Never Made It Back! / B6. John C1. Lose Your Love (Extended) / C2. M Diver (Altern


 

May 22, 2019

Kapote - What It Is (LP, Poster)

toyt090The first album on Toy Tonics. The debut album of Toy Tonics labelboss Kapote. And it’s kind of a manifesto of the label’s sound: a perfect blend of Jazzfunk and Slow House. Tracklist: A1 Jaas Func Haus 6:20 A2 Delirio Italiano 7:16 B1 Brasiliko 5:48 B2 Fusion 79 6:22 C1 Fuck Music (Short) 6:18 C2 The Nose (Short) 6:22 C3 Salva Tion 5:32 D1 Get Down Brother (2019 Version) 6:18 D2 L.O.V.E. 6:53 The album comes in the right moment: It’s a great time for Toy Tonics: MixMag had the label in their “10 best labels of the year” list. DJ’s like Harvey, Kerri Chandler, Moodymann, Gerd Janson, Hunee, Black Madonna playing the records. The releases selling out on vinyl constantly. And: Toy Tonics just joined the K7! family. One of the most prestigious electronic music collectives. After doing one EP per month for the last five years, now here is the first album. Made by Toy Tonics’ head honcho KAPOTE. With a lot of live instruments, solos, clever using of rare samples and a wide range of musical inspirations. Pure quality and freshness for 2019. But: who is Kapote? If you are a Toy Tonics follower you know: he is one of the two guys running the label. The mysterious person never showing his face. Always appearing next to Munk - the other Toy Tonic boss. But well, it’s time to solve the little mystery. As it was obvious for many anyway: Kapote is Munk! It’s the same person. It’s Mathias Modica. The Italo- German music nerd, labelowner, vinyl collector, keybord wizzard, DJ und producer based in Berlin. Modica is both artists: Munk & Kapote. And he is the creative mind behind Toy Tonics and Gomma. He started Toy Tonics with two friends five years ago. To release music of new talents he met around the world while djing. Before Toy Tonics he was running the (now sleeping) Gomma label. While Gomma was dedicated to indie disco and weird electronica, Toy Tonics stands for advanced funk inspirated dancemusic. 

 

May 22, 2019

Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - Beat Incidental (kpm Re-issue) (LP,180gr, 2019 Re-issue, From The Original)

bewith060lpFormat: LP Format Notes: 2019 re-issue, 180g vinyl, remastered from the original tapes EAN: 4251648411956 | Tracklist: A1 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - The Action Scene A2 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - The Brisk Scene A3 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - The Passing Scene A4 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - The Passing Scene A5 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - The Feminine Scene A6 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - The Busy Scene A7 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - The Tense Scene A8 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - The Suspense Scene A9 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - The Expectant Scene A10 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - The Waiting Scene A11 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - Scene Link 1 A12 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - Scene Link 2 A13 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - Scene Link 3 A14 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - Scene Link 4 A15 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - Scene Link 5 A16 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - Scene Link 6 A17 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - Scene Link 7 A18 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - Scene Link 8 A19 : Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - Scene Link 9 B1 : Keith Mansfield - Funky Fanfare B2 : Keith Mansfield - Funky Chase B3 : Keith Mansfield - Funky Flight B4 : Keith Mansfield - Funky Link 1 B5 : Keith Mansfield - Funky Link 2 B6 : Keith Mansfield - Teenage Villain B7 : Keith Mansfield - Teenage Chase B8 : Keith Mansfield - Teenage Suspense B9 : Keith Mansfield - Teenage Narrative B10 : Keith Mansfield - Teenage Seadiver B11 : Keith Mansfield - Teenage Link 1 B12 : Keith Mansfield - Teenage Link 2 B13 : Keith Mansfield - Teenage Link 3 Release Notes: Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another of our favourites from the KPM 1000 series. They Say: Underscore moods and links—contemporary beat music idiom. 

 

May 22, 2019

John Cameron Jazzrock (kpm Re-issue) (LP,180g, 2019 Re-issue, Remastered From The Original)

bewith059lpFormat: LP Format Notes: 2019 re-issue, 180g vinyl, remastered from the original tapes EAN: 4251648411949 | Tracklist: A1 : 49th Street Shakedown A2 : Brass Monkey A3 : The Great Escape A4 : Chicago Sidewalk A5 : Four O’Clock Earthquake B1 : Underlying Expectancy B2 : The Prowler B3 : No Place To Go B4 : Regular Progress B5 : Smokey Joe’s Dilemma Release Notes: Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another of our favourites from the KPM 1000 series. They say: A Dramatic Suite Of Themes, Montage, Sequences And Generics. We say: An enormously influential and heavy KPM set of timeless, killer funk breaks from 1972 by the mighty John Cameron. Jazzrock is an aggressive, percussion-heavy album with an energy that leaves jaws on the floor. Breaks and beats for days with electric piano, bass loops, and pounding percussion. Funky jazz with a deep, tough, soundtrack feel. As with all of our KPM re-issues, the audio for The Road Forward 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!

 

May 22, 2019

Alan Parker / John Cameron - Afro Rock (kpm Re-issue) (LP, 180g, 2019 Re-Issue, Remastered From The Original)

bewith058lpLP Format Notes: 2019 re-issue, 180g vinyl, remastered from the original tapes EAN: 4251648411932 | Tracklist: A1 : Alan Parker - Heavy Water A2 : Alan Parker - Ice Breaker A3 : Alan Parker - Solid Satin A4 : Alan Parker - Punch Bowl A5 : Alan Parker - Frozen Steam A6 : Alan Parker - Black Light A7 : John Cameron - Range Rover B1 : John Cameron - Swamp Fever B2 : John Cameron - Safari So Good B3 : John Cameron - Survival B4 : John Cameron - Afro Waltz B5 : John Cameron - Sahara Sunrise B6 : John Cameron - Rockin Rhino B7 : John Cameron - Heat Haze B8 : John Cameron - Afro Metropolis Release Notes: Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another of our favourites from the KPM 1000 series. They say: Hard Afro Pop featuring large percussive rhythm section and front line. We say: One of the best-loved of all the KPM LPs. Afro Rock was recorded at Morgan Studios by John Cameron and Alan Parker in London in 1973 as a collection of stripped-down African rhythms, virtuoso jazz instrumentation, fuzzed up wah wah guitars and spaced out library breaks. The percussion is effortlessly funky, and those flutes so melodic, it’s as if the LP was crafted with the beat lovers of the future firmly in mind. As Cameron himself described it in Unusual Sounds, this is “heavy duty drum-and-bass salsa music”. As with all of our KPM re-issues, the audio for The Road Forward 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!

 

May 22, 2019

Alan Hawkshaw - The Road Forward (kpm 2019 Re-issue) (LP,180g, Remastered From The Original)

bewith057lpFormat: LP Format Notes: 2019 re-issue, 180g vinyl, remastered from the original tapes EAN: 4251648411925 Track List: A1 : Current Affairs A2 : Current Affairs (a) A3 : The Road Forward A4 : Sky Train A5 : Sky Train (a) A6 : Get Ready, Get Set - Fly A7 : Man Of Means A8 : Destination Venus A9 : Merry Go Round B1 : Strangelands B2 : Sheer Elegance B3 : Cruising B4 : Mystique Voyage B5 : Strangeways B6 : A Man Alone Release Notes: Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another of our favourites from the KPM 1000 series. They say: A comprehensive collection of descriptive contemporary scores. We say: Just look at the track titles of The Road Forward and swoon: Strangelands, A Man Alone, Sheer Elegance, Mystique Voyage, Cruising. Don’t you just want to hear those? The maestro Alan Hawkshaw really spoils us on this, one of the most sought after KPM greensleeves. This collection from 1977 is a brilliantly varied blend of silky smooth synths, funk-fuelled clavichord grooves and soft focus space beats. Essential. As with all of our KPM re-issues, the audio for The Road Forward 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!

 

May 10, 2019

Ketiov - King Of Hypocrisy (1lp)

ketiov004Following on from his percussion driven “Rhythm Trainx Vol 2” EP on the renowned Running Back Ketiov returns with something special for the fourth outing on his own self-titled label. The “King Of Hypocrisy” LP is a journey of personal development and musical discovery built around soundscapes, field recordings and new monotone arrangements. From the start the Ketiov alias has been about free expression and musical direction and in stark contrast to the Running Back EP this record shows the broad spectrum of the artist’s influences and inspirations. Each track holds a special meaning and background story, written in private and kept private until totally finished. From the spooky vocals of “the Wait” to the blissed-out guitars of “Today” and the analogue arpeggiators of “Dual Morality” the ten short tracks come together as an exceptional personal listening experience, which leave us wondering… what else does Ketiov have in store for the future?

 

May 10, 2019

Dovs - Silent Cities (2lp)

atlp09On their debut album as DOVS, Tin Man and AAAA summon the ethereal spirit of acid. Tin Man, AKA Johannes Auvinen, has been studying the emotional potential of the Roland TB-303 for 15 years now, and AAAA (Gabo Barranco), a fixture of the Mexico City underground, might as well be his acolyte. While the coincidental similarities of their studio and live approaches make this collaboration feel natural, even expected, Silent Cities is anything but. We recognize most of the elements here—the ubiquitous acid box and hardware drum machines—yet Auvinen and Barranco arrive in new, mysterious territory this time out. Lush arpeggiation, breakbeats and atmosphere imbue tracks like “Nostalgic Oblivion” with a widescreen grandeur. “Rene Figures” recalls Specific Momentific-era Cristian Vogel, symphonic, melodic techno with a kick heavy enough for dark, cavernous rooms. Meanwhile, beatless cuts like “Whining Acid” are as intricately crafted as Tin Man’s well-loved classical work (Vienna Blues). But as a duo, they craft a virtuosic harmonic narrative almost solely with 303s. Tin Man and Donato Dozzy’s “Nonneo” was the first release on Acid Test, setting the tone for the label and unlocking new potential for the genre. DOVS’ closer on Silent Cities, “Diazepam Blues”, is the label’s new melancholic acid anthem and a statement of purpose for Tin Man and AAAA, two hardware masters who have created an album of remarkable emotional depth.

 

May 10, 2019

Pepe Bradock - What A Mess !

ATA0PiIt all started with words, and a project for an art book with a CD, acronym for Corps Diplomatiques as a tribute to a special diplomatic elephant called Abul Abbas. A few mundane terms, picked randomly, then coupled with frequencies chosen in a spontaneous way for their presupposed properties or synchronicities, whether in space, orbital rhythms, color spectrum, or electro-magnetic fields. Those free associations became the foundation for a written composition, the reprogramming of recordings of computer improvisations, and a dialogue with the visual elements of the book. It is also based on the deconstruction of the first LP I did and its reconstruction under the auspices of echoes of a joyful brouhaha from a dreamed speakeasy, including the true voices behind the charade. The freedom is given to the listener to connect the dots and name the tracks according to their own state of mind, mood or interpretation. All further informations are in the book !

 

May 3, 2019

Paula Temple - Edge Of Everything (2LP Gatefold + DL)

nmlp001Debut Album from Paula Temple -  Paula Temple presents her long-awaited debut album Edge Of Everything . The result of years spent ruminating on the healing powers of harsh noise, she employs a cinematic textural palette for a call to action in desperate times. The album will be available via her own Noise Manifesto imprint as a 2xLP vinyl and digital release on May 3rd. Across twelve tracks, Paula applies warped aesthetic distortions to a broad exploration of techno. Industrial, determined and fostering a deep sense of urgency, Edge Of Everything encourages a New Release Information refocusing of the dominant political narrative, spurring its audience with the direct message that oppressive forces must be held accountable for their actions. As an antidote to apathy, Paula targets raw emotion, urging us to act upon injustice. Sonically, the album focuses on darker manifestations of the genre, appreciating their frankness without trying to confuscate. Murky acoustics and grainy synths writhe through cavernous spaces whilst marching drums enforce an unrelenting pressure. Brandishing a rich tapestry of noise, Paula highlights the healing powers of darkness, drawing strength from anger and motivation from hurt. Fast percussion and expansive sound design command attention throughout, immersing the listener in a frenzied swirl of acoustic treatments and sinister, albeit strangely inviting textures.

 

May 3, 2019

Feater - Socialo Blanco (LP)

RBINC002LPSometimes, - despite today’s high-octane, fast-track and hyper-hysteric music business - you come across things that seem so pure, perfect and poetic that it almost hurts. “Socialo Blanco” is one of these objects. It appears understated at a first listen, startling at the second and totally enamouring by the third run. To lay it all out on the table: it sounds like a Music from Memory re-issue, looks like a Growing Bins Records discovery and feels like a flea-market-hippie-uncle-record-collection find. Based on the language (coincidences and misbehaviour included) and direction of the classic EMS Synthi AKS and recorded by hand and directly to tape (no midi, no sync, no computer), it is at once out of time and out of touch with current sound aesthetics, but that only makes it even more contemporary (vintage) - like a great piece of furniture. Unsurprising, if you know that Feater is helmed by Daniel Meuzard. Hailing from Vienna and having made a name for himself as a trustworthy and skilled studio equipment dealer and working closely with producer and studio engineer Sam Irl, the man has a knack for turning yesterday into today. Already is his project’s second album, “Socialo Blanco” is the result of all of this and some magical and effortless sessions. The voice of Vilja Larjosto from Finland and Ghana’s Eric Owusu (Pat Thomas, Ebo Taylor) on percussion, spontaneously invited to the recording sessions by fellow Viennese Giuseppe Leonardi, are the icing on the cake. All of that and especially the non-conformist pop song “Time Million” symbolizes the heart and soul of an album that deserves to be billed as such.
 

Tracklist
A1. Orlandos
A2. Don Moneyiere
A3. Time Million
B1. Yogtze
B2. Socialo Blanco
B3. Endless Expansion Pt1
B4. Gold Matches
B5. Endless Expansion Pt2