Friday, 31 May 2013

Kraut meets Latin rarity

FLASHBACKER-Reissue of Chilean group's debut LP, previously available only on CD
and a very-limited lathe-cut import LP; WatchOut! Proof that Os
Mutantes and Popol Vuh had an elicit rendezvous in mid-­70's Santiago.
This Chilean rock group blends krauty synth textures with a Tropical
style.Latin rhythms, fuzzy, wah-­wah guitar leads, and intricate organ breaks
expertly fused.
Also arrived are the first three 7 inch single collaborations between Jack Whites THIRD MAN RECORDS and the legendary SUN RECORDS.
Rufus Thomas Jnr, Prisonaires and Johhny Cash all in beautiful repo sleeves on black vinyl.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Thursday opening times amendment

Our trial of opening every Thursday has so far been a worthwile excercise but its clear that there is little need for the late opening until 6pm.
So, from June 1st we are shifting the hours inline with existing opening times on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. That means the Thursday hours are now 10.30am till 4pm. We will review this at the end of September. All other opening times remain the same.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Vinyl arrived and on route

Just in BLADE RUNNER OST, PORCUPINE TREE (On the Sunday life and Up the Downstair LPs), also back in is JOY DIVISIONS YMCA live 2-8-79. Plus couple of Beefheart and Velvet Underground albums, Funkadelics first and The Beatles DECCA years. All on vinyl!
Later this week (hopefully) new GOAT singles, MICHAEL CRONIN album and restock of PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING LP.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Thursday opening times 23rd May

Thursday opening times for 23rd May. 12.30pm-4pm. Usual opening times Fri and Sat 10.30am-4pm.

Monday, 20 May 2013

The National

THE NATIONALS new album Trouble will find me now in on vinyl. 2 LP includes Download and FLAC.

DEATH WALTZ exclusives

DEATH WALTZ exclusive releases due in June 20th...these are super cool! If you want to reserve let me know ASAP as coloured vinyl expected to dissappear very quickly Worldwide.

HOUSE BY THE CEMETARY by Walter Rizzati
Italian Splatter/Hammer Horror spectacular!
1000 only Coloured Vinyl!!!
The score uses a basic ensemble of piano, drums, synthesiser, electric bass and guitar, a line-up similar to the one established by Fabio Frizzi in his scores for Fulci. The signature sound of The House by the Cemetery is a heavily flanged electric guitar, which seems to twist and curdle in the air like decaying filaments of some malevolent odour seeping from the cellar of “that Freudstein house… that Freudstein house”. “Quella Villa”, which underscores the film’s opening scenes, is a Morricone-influenced piece for jagged rhythms, hammered into our nerves with syncopated drum and piano. It’s not the most subtle approach but this is a Lucio Fulci film after all, and besides, Rizzati also delivers some breathtakingly beautiful passages, reflecting the sadness that permeates so much of Fulci’s work, in particular the various incarnations of “Tema bambino” which underscore the parallel universe of pretty little dead girl Mae (Silvia Collatina). “Chi Sta Arrivando” glooms across the soundstage like a spectre snooping around a favourite hunting ground, while “Incontro” melds curdling guitar with a piano motif that sounds like something played by ghosts in the back room of a dusty antique shop. Of course the title music “I Remember” is the centrepiece, resonating with all that is marvellous in Fulci’s Gothic horror cinema. Like J.S. Bach scoring “The Hammer House of Horror”, it’s a gleefully macabre organ recital with phantasmal singers wordlessly flitting around the melody, the whole thing delivered with a slow pomp that suggests the funeral cort├Ęge of a deceased prog-rocker.

TWINS OF EVIL by Harry Robinson
LP AND CD
Spot varnish cover with Exclusive Cover art by Eelus.Comes with a giant 24 x 24 poster of the cover art.Includes sleevenotes by Hammer Historian Marcus Hearn & Eelus.
The first collaboration with the legendary Hammer Films sees Harry Robinsons score conducted by Phillip Martell appear on transparent blood red vinyl for initial orders only.This score mixes Hammer's usual melodramatic orchestral stylings
with a very cool spaghetti western feel that makes this a truly unique score in Hammers cannon.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Record Fair Feedback

Visitor feedback to new venue in Flint was very positive, but as always it's down to Dealers on any future events at St.Mary's...but would like to do it again if we get the thumbs up!
Over 250 through the door, which compares favourably with our old venue at the Pavilion in Flint. It's back to the shop on Wednesday with an early summer break from the Fairs until July 6th when we will be at the Scala in Prestatyn.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Flint Record Fair Sat.May 18th

Last reminder....FLINT RECORD FAIR this Saturday 18th May at St.Mary's Club from 10am till 4pm.
A new venue so a new experience for us all, hopefully a great one. Don't forget if in the car, park over the road outside Leisure Centre or any of the adjacent car parks....FREE ALL DAY. Thanks also to all retailers in Flint who have willingly displayed posters for the day.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Shop opening times this week

Open today (Thurs 16th) till 4pm and NOT 6pm as usual. Normal hours tomorrow 17th May 10.30am-4pm. Closed Saturday to allow us to put on our Record Fair at St.Marys Club in Flint where you will find us from 10am till 4pm. Next week opening times as per usual Wed-Sat.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

QOTSA

QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE- new album 'Like Clockwork' due in for release, note that we will be selling the exclusive 'Indies only' version which is 2LP which features altenative artwork (blue). This is only available from Independent Record Shops!
If you are interested let us know, we can get standard release if requested. The 'Indies only' will be same price as standard release.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Record Fair this Saturday 18th May

A brand new venue for 2013, St.Marys Club in Flint plays host to our next event this Saturday 18th May .
Located just yards from the Jade Jones Pavilion Leisure Centre adjacent to Flint Retail Park, the venue
has two rooms which will be filled with some of the UKs top dealers. Visit the bar area and you will find a specialist
Merchandise stall and Hi-Fi guy with lots of great second hand top quality gear.
The bar will be open for refreshments and there is also a Patio area(weather permitting)  for those wishing to stick around for lunch.
So, if you love Vinyl, CDs,DVDs,Merchandise and Hi-Fi then get down and support the very first Record Fair
at St.Mary's Club.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING,INFORM-EDUCATE-ENTERTAIN gatefold LP now in. 
For those who have reserved this spectacular release will put to one side, this  will go quickly so if you want one pop down to shop tomorrow or let me know ASAP. Krautrock meets the War room!
GNOD, DROP OUT with WHITE HILLS II also in on vinyl and CD.

Return to usual opening times

Normal hours resumed today.....back on track!

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Closed Thursday 9th May

We are closed today Thursday 9th....apologies for this but reduction in hours this week is proving unavoidable. All pre-orders/Reservations will be held.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

New Vinyl arrivals

JUST IN-Savages LP Silence Yourself....first few on limited clear vinyl. DUE-IN-Public Service Broadcasting LP Inform Educate Entertain, expected by weekend. ALSO ON ITS WAY- Daft Punks LP/CD packageRandom Access Memories.

Please note early closing Wednesday 8th May

Please note we will be closing abit early at 2pm today, Wednesday 8th May.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Joy Division 1979

How about this.
JOY DIVISION....YMCA 2.8.79 previously unreleased 1979 live London recording on 180g vinyl with poster insert...in now.

3 more vinyl tasties

Just in
TITUS GROAN, reissue of 1971 classic UK Psych Progressive rarity featuring flutes,seering lead guitars,Beatlesque harmonies and lengthy tracks.180 gram vinyl
FRUMPY....ALL WILL BE CHANGED, Reissue of 1970 Prog rarity featuring long tracks, Hammond Organ and a Bluesy edge 180g vinyl
T2  1971-72  Unreleased studio recordings destined for their 3rd album, classic UK 70's Prog rock on coloured 180g vinyl

Das Ist Gut

Some classic NEW vinyl Krautrock titles added to the racks plus CAMERA'S 1st Album which comes with CD. Anyone who caught Berliners Camera backing Michael Rother will know what they are in for...Motorik  beats swathed in electronica. Albums added are FAUST-clear vinyl, FAUST tapes, CLUSTERS, Curiosum and 71, Conrad Scnitzlers 1974 album plus the new release by KARL BARTOS of Kraftwerk titled - off the record this also comes with CD. Add to that CAN inner space LPand CD package.
We also have the amazing RSD Systeme Solaire by CAMERA back in on 12 inch white vinyl with a hypnotic swirl on label. Managed to nab a couple before they disappeared.