A mix of Turkish female funk / psych soul – the mix was created for the Amsterdam-based Dekmantel organisation & released as a podcast: https://soundcloud.com/dkmntl/selectors-podcast-007-andy-votel.
Double cassette version, ltd run.
2xLP, Includes digital download
A1 –Linda Smith – I So Liked Spring
A2 –Karen Marks – Cold Café
A3 –Bruce Langhorne – Leaving Del Norte
A4 –The Seraphims – Consciousness Of Happening
B1 –Gary Davenport – Sarra
B2 –Some Of My Best Friends Are Canadians – Feeling Sheepish
B3 –The Rising Storm – Frozen Laughter
C1 –Warfield Spillers – Daddy’s Little Girl
C2 –Joyce Heath – I Wouldn’t Dream Of It
C3 –Joe Tossini And Friends – Wild Dream
C4 –Scott Seskind – I Remember
D1 –Angel – Driving (Down)
D2 –Nini Raviolette and Hugo Weris – Slow
D4 –Once – Joanna
“Sky Girl is a mysteriously unshakeable companion, a deeply melancholic and sentimental journey through folk-pop, new wave and art music micro presses that span 1961-1991. It’s a DIY collection of different genres, from different countries across different decades, that are all bound by the same longing sentiment. A concept compilation! A seemingly disparate suite of selections of forgotten fables by more or less never-knowns, Sky Girl forms a beautifully coherent and utterly sublime whole deftly compiled by French collectors DJ Sundae and Julien Dechery. From Scott Seskind’s adolescent musical road movie to Karen Marks’ icy Oz-wave, the charming DIY storytelling of Italian-American go-getter Joe Tossini and the ethereal slow dance themes of Parisian artists Nini Raviolette and Hugo Weris, Sky Girl resonates on a wide spectrum historically, geographically and stylistically. It unites in a singular, longing, almost intangible ambience. If the names sound wholly unfamiliar that doesn’t matter, the nature of the compositions swiftly nurtures an intimacy with these lonely, poignant, openhearted wanderers. Most were available in a very limited capacity at the time of their release, some were never really released at all – Gary Davenport declined to release “Sarra” after he split with the girl for whom the track is named – years later a friend convinced Davenport to allow him to put 100 copies online to sell and DJ Sundae was quick enough to snare one. Beyond their scarcity, these tracks are bound together by a certain raw beauty that’s achievable when music is made and no one is listening. Sky Girl comprises of fifteen officially licensed songs, a two year international scavenger hunt through long-folded home label operations, the depths of internet forums and traceless acetates. Both compilers are well trained record sleuths – DJ Sundae’s labels Hollie and Idle Press have reissued Arthur Russell affiliate Nirosta Steel and DIY relic Pitch, while Julien Dechery previously compiled Fire Star, a retrospective on Tamil film composer Ilaiyaraaja, for Bombay Connection. Released by popular NTS show “Noise In My Head” offshoot Efficient Space, Sky Girl is enriched with artwork from Perks and Mini mutant Misha Hollenbach and appropriately elegant sleeve notes courtesy of Ivan Smagghe. Includes digital download.”
New record from Hintermass on the Ghost Box label. Collaboartion between Jon Brooks (The Belbury Circle) & Tim Felton (Broadcast).
1. Apple Tree
2. The Rituals Of Reversal
3. From Leaving In Meaning
4. Rain For A While
5. While Away
6. Apple Tree Reprise
7. Patterns Somewhere
8. Electric Hintermass (Sound Apart)
10. Electric Element
Limited edition of 500, 2×10″ records handnumbered in a gatefold sleeve . Includes download code and 12 page booklet containing track notes by Magpahi and an essay titled “Ritual in Devon Folklore” by Paper Dollhouse dated August 2012/16.
A1 –Magpahi The River
A2 –Magpahi Corpse
A3 –Magpahi Crown And Cross
B1 –Magpahi The Sow Of Merripit
B2 –Magpahi Witches And Charmers
B3 –Magpahi Stitchwort
C1 –Paper Dollhouse Cemetry I
C2 –Paper Dollhouse Folklore
C3 –Paper Dollhouse Spell
D1 –Paper Dollhouse I’m Your Nightmare Surfer Babe
D2 –Paper Dollhouse Will Ford
D3 –Paper Dollhouse Cemetry II
Devon Folklore Tapes is an ongoing research, story telling and musical project covering and soundtracking the folklore of the south west county of Devon in volumes of tapes housed in bespoke books. Exploring mysteries, myths, legends and strange phenomena of the old county.
Reissue of a rare 7″ EP record from 1964. Very rare in its original form, this will be the first time this iconic record has been made available as a vinyl EP since its first release more than half a century ago.
At the beginning of Shirley Collins’ recording career in 1959 she recorded a series of 7″ EPs for the Collector Records label. Originally released in short press runs, these rare early recordings have been very hard to find for nearly five decades. Just like the original, this comes in a front-laminated, flipback sleeve, but with a beautiful new inner bag illustrated with rare photographs.
For Record Store Day, 16th April 2016, Fledg’ling Records is very proud to announce the release of a newly-remastered vinyl-only version of English Songs volume 2 (the third of her Collector EPs).
Tracks: Dance To Your Daddy / The Sperm Whale Fishery / My Bonny Miner Lad / The Foolish Boy
Every act here has its own fascinating story. There are bands like Jimmy Carter and the Dallas Country Green and the Black Canyon Gang, composed of farm and ranch hands who just liked making music. Others, such as Mistress Mary and Mike & Pam Martin, harbored dreams of record deals only to see them dashed when their demo albums were ignored. Sandy Harless’s tale is particularly heartbreaking. After financing his album through his fish breeding business, he got duped by a sham record label. Then there is a case of the mysterious Kathy Heideman, a San Jose session vocalist who recorded an album of songs written by one Dia Joyce; however, not even the experts at Numero Group could dig up info on her.
King Dude’s latest full length album, Songs of Flesh & Blood – In The Key of Light is the latest chapter in an ever unraveling songbook that captivates the listener from beginning to end. This is the King’s most personal writing to date, although still divined from the spiritual Light of the Lord, Songs of Flesh & Blood – In The Key of Light is not only a spiritual revelation it is also a revelation of the life of the man behind the music. TJ Cowgill’s own recent real life experiences with love, loss, death, and violence are illuminated and explored on this album, sure to be canonized alongside the rest of his work.
“At times I thought this record will kill me, writing it and recording it, I felt as though I was going insane. Now that it’s done I am convinced not only will people love it, but that I have become stronger than my former self. For this divine work I am given, I am blessed.” – King Dude
King Dude on cassette!
“Issued first on Bathetic via cassette, My Beloved Ghost was the debut of TJ Cowgill’s King Dude project.
My Beloved Ghost was a release near and dear to our hearts, and really opened the world up to King Dude.
King Dude is making, hands down, some of the best modern neo-folk.
Fans of Death In June, Sol Invictus, & Blood Axis are going to love this.
However dark the music of King Dude, it’s never cheesy, and to an extent, I’d say the tongue is firmly in cheek.
Keep in mind it is called KING DUDE.
His songs are incredibly well-written and catchy as hell.”
Cassette reissue of this King Dude classic!
Dark pagan-fueled folk wrapped tight with outsider Americana, steeped in themes of love, death and redemption. …an atmosphere filled with hope and salvation, drawing sound influence akin to Death In June & Sol Invictus but sewing together a hybrid of true folk tradition alongside Woody Guthrie and Johnny Cash.
An hour of songs improvised & recorded in his jail cell in 1983.
Out on Captured Tracks – features a collection of early demo’s and sketches from Edmonton’s Mac DeMarco which would later transform into his acclaimed debut album “2.” A rare insight into Mac’s world and process.
Raised into a unique pop-cultural landscape surrounded by Giallo Comic books, whistling Morricone film scores, vibrant religious imagery and expensive furniture design, Italian born Emma Tricca’s childhood playground formed a very different backdrop to that of the many whispery femme-folk revivalists that have popped up and pooped-out over the last hum-strummed decade.
Emma Tricca didn’t fall into a comfy kaftan via her parents bottle fed record collection during her pre-paid college off-years nor was she torn out of a style mag via a few guitar lessons to decorate the post-club chill-out festivals. Emma Tricca is the real deal, unaffected by whimsical press-penchants and influenced by long European road-trips, heavy guitar cases and tough love relationships. In danger of spitting paganistic fluff, Emma is simply an ergonomic reaction to her environments and their stories – folk music personified. While splitting her time between Rome and London she awkwardly melts a stiff upper-lip into the hot-blooded passion which has fuelled her finger-picked momentum through all of her adult life.
As folk slips from the newspaper colour supplements and becomes a four letter word once again, Emma Tricca basques in its exorcism and stands hand in hand with her peers, counting the likes of John Renbourne, Bonnie Dobson and Judy Collins as friends and stage mates, while eerily drawing comparisons with the lost music of English-Italian 70s acidic folk mystery Mark Fry.
Tricca was first recognised by her long black hair, battered guitar case and sturdy Italian heeled boots by Jane Weaver and Andy Votel on stage in 2006. It was ultimately her unique and infectious vocals talents that inspired the Northern non-label bosses to release her unanimously five-star rated debut LP Minor White via the Bird Records imprint, a family of which Emma has been a faithful friend and ambassador ever since.
Taking trips across central Europe to the West coast of America and stopping off at too many English, Irish and Welsh Festivals to count in between (Jarvis Cocker’s Meltdown, Festival Number 6, Green Man) the emergence of Emma’s new set of songs-of-experience come from a creative soul that has travelled far, practiced long and shared a heart, through intimate songwriting, with unfaltering abundance.
Previously honing her craft with minimum means fuelled by maximum motivation her ability to spontaneously exude yearning melodic handcrafted folk songs to dewy-eyed audiences still renders todays hi-tech back-lines and expensive studios surplus to requirement. 2014 will see Emma undertake more live commitments, as well as her first musical appearance in a film starring Sir Patrick Stuart as she winks back to Cinecittà.
On her new LP, Emma, for the first time, embraces the minimal use of mechanical percussion and home-made orchestrations collaborating with Italian and English musicians such as members of Welsh proggists Colorama, Edwyn Collins producer Carwyn Ellis and Sam Mcloughlin (N.Racker) who brings some Northern rural radiophonics to this ROMANtic relic.
To subtitle a John Fahey song… behold the Giallo princess.
Second volume of classic tracks from Algeria’s popular music history. Volume 1 focused on the early to mid-1970s Rai scene in western Algeria, this album features a variety of pop and folk styles from that same period. From the heavier rock and psychedelic sounds of Rachid & Fethi, Les Djinns and Les Abranis, to the haunting folk music of Kri Kri and Djamel Allem and the film soundtrack moods of Ahmed Malek, 1970s Algerian Folk & Pop documents a key period in the modern musical renaissance of a nation in transition.