Out now: Neotropic’s ‘Whiter Rabbits’ [Rouge Reptile] remastered for 2017 by DJ Shadow/Wu-Tang engineer Bob Macciochi
Whiter Rabbits is the final missing link in the Neotropic album chain. The companion remix piece to White Rabbits, it was originally released on Squid’s Eye in 2008 and the long out-of-print original CD now sells for silly money – if you can find it.
Well, party time, friends – it’s now available again, in both its original format and a brand new set of 2017 Remasters, which have been lovingly remastered for 2017 by SC Mastering‘s Bob Macciochi (who did the same for DJ Shadow’s 20th anniversary reissue of ‘Endtroducing’ last year).
Finally out! – the latest reissue from Matt Coldrick, a complete 50-minute vision of positivity.
Pan Electric‘s Conscious Pilot assembles a cast of wonderful musicians including the award-winning jazz pianist Neil Cowley, Big Chill veteran The Fantastic Laura B, pedal steel legend BJ Cole and synth architect Ishq.
Benbo’s roundup compilation of all official releases in 2015 is out now, including some rare cassette tracks and remixes:
The year opened with Janey Moffat & Adam Clements‘ ‘Sheep On Drugs’ promo becoming Knitty‘s Knitted Video of the Week, and Jake Scott‘s weird ‘Black Hole’ trip getting tipped by the MG Owner’s Club.
Benbo‘s video-only Christmas surprise is getting a full release today –– & tonight it becomes Eddy Temple Morris‘s inaugural ‘Friday Night Hand Job’ on Soho Radio.
Further support already in from Emily Dust (MEATtransMISSION), Show With No Name (FCUM Radio) and Neil Bontoft (Cowbell Radio).
For this PKLZD issue it’s augmented by a new ‘Boring Version’ and a ‘Destroy All Intersample Peaks Remaster’ of the original “for anyone listening on really expensive hi-fi.”
Today we are excited and humbled to bring you the reissue of this classic album.
“White Rabbits showcases an artist at the top of her form” (Pitchfork)
For this first post-Ninja Tune LP, Riz Maslen travelled to Minneapolis to work with some of its best underground indie musicians.
Blending electronica and live instrumentation into a highly evocative, cinematic mix, White Rabbits is both a great ensemble piece and an extraordinary, intimately personal statement.
Today we bring you magnificent remixes of this magnificent record by Rob Macfarlane (MTA Records), Riley Lake (Astral Plane), and Benbo (Cooking Vinyl).
Mixed by Gordon Raphael (producer, The Strokes) and mastered by Mandy Parnell (Björk/Jungle), it was co-written with novelist A.K. Benedict, who also sings backing vocals.
Third in a series of PLM Soundtracks releases by Alexandra Benedict & Tris Taylor, the ‘Sleeping Lions’ score uses piano, violin, Wurlitzer, balloon bumps, celeste and music box, along with a soundscape including wind, dog barks and a bicycle.
‘Sleeping Lions’ was composed without reference to picture. Instead, director Oliver Crowther briefed Benedict & Taylor with a list of estimated timings, and references to Tarkovsky and classic French cinema.
HIGH on the FUMES of Steve Lamacq giving ‘Airsick’ its BBC 6Music premiere on Wednesday – here it is, the first ever UK label release by The Fatty Acids.
These guys have worked their way up to near-legendary status in their home town and just played the support slot for Flaming Lips at Summerfest.
We continue with Matt Coldrick aka Pan Electric‘s back catalogue reissues, this one in collaboration with the mighty Ishq – 69 minutes 41 seconds of stately, cosmic, psychedelic ambient music.
The album evolved from conversations between Matt, Ishq and Hattie Wells, and began with Ishq sending Matt a series of textural sonic elements that he then developed into full arrangements.
Here’s what Matt originally wrote about it in 2005:
Honoured to be re-releasing this classic deep ambient album from 2001 that is still being played today by chillout pioneers like Mixmaster Morris.
It’s the first in a series of reissues we’re doing for the Green Nuns of the Revolution co-founder. Original sales notes from the 2001 release:
With support from Gilles Peterson (original) and Nemone (OPOLOPO Remix) on BBC Radio 6 Music, we are very happy to finally be releasing this beauty as a Record Store Day Exclusive tomorrow.
We’re keeping the A side back for now but here’s what the OPOLOPO remix sounds like:
Scripted by BAFTA-winner Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan from a story by Oscar nominee Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir) and award-winning director Nour Wazzi, Habibti went on to sweep awards and citations at film festivals in Africa, Europe, and both North and South America.