Ellipsism is the debut LP from singer/songwriter/composer Alexander Carson, a former founding member of genre fluid quintet Wooden Arms.
As encapsulated by the album’s artwork, Somewhere Else is conceived as a collage of memories, locations, and timbres; comprised of pieces tied together by a wider rumination on place, distance, and perspective. From reflections on childhood memories to elegies for lost friends, every track carries an evocative title and presents an attempt to distil one or more past experiences in miniature by capturing fragmentary snapshots of moments, characters and life-phases.
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a 3CD clamshell boxed set featuring all of the albums by BAKER GURVITZ ARMY, “Since Beginning – The Albums 1974 – 1976”. The Baker Gurvitz Army was formed in 1974 by former Gun and Three Man Army members Adrian Gurvitz (guitar, vocals), Paul Gurvitz (bass, vocals) and virtuoso drummer Ginger Baker, formerly with Cream, Blind Faith and Airforce.
"To celebrate the 130th anniversary of Chaplin’s birth, we are excited to announce our collaboration with [PIAS] on a new double CD set of extracts from the film soundtracks in the Chaplin archives. The Charlie Chaplin Film Music Anthology, compiled by the Chaplin Office, retraces many of the milestones in Chaplin’s music-composing career, from City Lights (1931), the first film he released with a score of his own creation, to the 1976 re-release of A Woman of Paris with a new score composed by Chaplin at the age of 86, not to mention extracts from Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Limelight, The Kid and more. The release includes a well-documented 20-page booklet that we scrupulously put together, illustrated with archival photographs."
This project was recorded in one month while renewing their co-producing relationship with Alan Moulder (Foals, The Killers). What’s It Like Over There? is an album that’s creatively unshackled and refuses to stay still. It fuses the visceral thrill of rock music with a slick pop sound, its themes of modern ennui, emotional fragility and all the inside-outs and upside-downs of relationships making it a record that could only have been made now.
Dancing In Darkness is a compilation curated from PIAS that provides an overview of the acts integral to the development of electronic music in the 80s. Throbbing Gristle, DAF, Cabaret Voltaire, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, Meat Beat Manifesto are just some of the legendary names shown in their best light on this essential collection.
Folly is O’Sullivan’s second album under his own pseudonym and embodies a confident, evolution from his acclaimed debut VELD (2017, O Genesis), an album which distilled the multiverse into a rich and complex soundworld; textured and allusive, alive with sonic diversions, hypnotic mantras and ornately arranged songcraft.
25-year-old Rose Keeler Schaefler, aka Keel Her, has announced her new album With Kindness that will be released on Tim Burgess’ O Genesis Recordings. Originally from Winchester, Rose has been writing and recording her own songs from the age of 14 on instruments found in charity shops and at car boot sales, culminating in a cassette release back in 2011 on Maximum Violence Records.
Mana is composer and producer Daniele Mana. He has previously released music under the prior name Vaghe Stelle until 2010.
Full of melancholy, Stray Ghost’s latest outing is a young man’s ruminations on life’s big questions - humanity, climate change, war and love. A Shade Under Thirty is a collection of compositions that not only reflect on the world around him but the artist’s values, work and achievements at the age of 30.
The new score birthed out of this collaboration encapsulates the charismatic and unpredictable nature of its central protagonist. Like the film, Cave and Ellis' music cuts through the mythic figure of Jesse James to reveal the complex, contradictory man beneath.