New Releases

The Dark Jazz Project

The Dark Jazz Project is a new musical adventure from Musician and Composer Andrew Spackman (SAD MAN, Nimzo- Indian). Here he brings his typically quixotic and mercurial approach, fusing Jazzcore, free improvisation, dark ambience into a melting pot of noise, rhythmic chaos to create dark and unsettled landscapes. 

The first 3 track EP is released via Irregular Frequencies (Sub label of Irregular Patterns). A test bed release before a full album drops at the end of the year. Releases July 15, 2022 

New to IP

Over the past few months we’ve been working with a couple of new and exciting artists

Hydrogen Trees

One fine day Hydrogen Trees (David Cassette) followed us on Twitter. Being naturally curious we followed a link or two which took us to a Soundcloud treasure trove.

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Felix Jupiter: SP 2

The soundscaping troubadour is live: Glastonbury/Small World Solar Stage and a string of record shop performances (details below) to coincide with his new release SP2.

SP2 will be availaible for pre-order on Bandcamp from the 1st June and includes an immediate download of the lead track Celestial Vault with the whole album following on the 22nd June lining up with Felix’s Glastonbury debut.

Also

We’re delighted to announce a new cassette release SP1+2. Limited edition with an initial run of just 50 copies. The 40 minute run-time includes SP1 and 2 plus bonus track: improvised live performance with friend and poet INga!

The release features a beautiful and evocative ‘O’ cover and cassette artwork created by Felix himself. The image positions him as a protagonist in an expressionistic world built on word structures bathed in fluid audio representations.

SP2 is a wandering tapestry living in the place between places, and the weight of a whole life left on the other side of the sea. Observations of places, spaces and people. With lyrics written in the rolling fields of Stroud, on a speeding train from London to Rotterdam, and in my new home of The Hague. Through the process of collaging field recordings and demos, SP2 is less of a concrete documentation of this transition, and more of an emergent emotional account. I don’t think that I knew entirely what I was making it about until I was done with it.”

Recorded solely on mobile phone, SP2 stands as a prime example of DIY music production- with tracked parts being emailed from phone, through to laptop, to be recorded over and lined up by hand. In this way it departs from the purely salvaged and collaged nature of its predecessor, SP1, into something that sits more immediately in the moment in which it was made- featuring tracks written and recorded specifically for this project.

Live dates:

  • Small World Tent (Glastonbury Festival) Thursday 23rd June 5pm
    Astro Vinyl (Bristol) Saturday 9th July 2022 2 – 3pm
    Longwell Records (Keynsham) Saturday 23rd July 2022 1.30 – 2pm
  • Sound Records (Stroud) Saturday 6th August 3:00 – 3:30 pm

…more dates to be added watch this space

ADISA: Past Tracks Vol 2

We dig back into ADISA’s archive to bring three more hidden gems courtesy of North London’s own hidden gem…

Written and originally recorded 16 years ago in a world without smart phones and only fledgling social media platforms this is Adisa’s second and final instalment of the Adisa’s Past Tracks series.

A more personal reflection and approach is to be found in this collection, but once again Adisa poses the deep questions still going unanswered in the UK and elsewhere.

This current selection channels the early Hip Hop pioneers (Kurtis Blow, Spoony G) along side the more profound and deeper vibes of The Last Poets and Joan Armatrading.

Featured tracks include A Love Poem, What is Music and, with new video for, Eject The Clip.

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Subcubensis: New Album from Alex H Duncan

ALEX H DUNCAN: Subcubensis

Plant wave pulses emanating from magic mushrooms discovered on his father’s grave, Alex H Duncan creates music that is, well, just different, because it’s of a non-human origin. It’s a creative world where humans tread very carefully.

His late father’s, Keith Duncan, grave lays to rest in a field owned by Alex and is completely wild, covered in trees and flowers. Life springs eternal from his father’s remains and the circle of life continues.

Visiting his father’s grave during 2021 Alex noticed magic mushrooms growing nearby providing an opportunity too good to miss. The midi data collected from those magic mushrooms now provide the source for his new album Subcubensis. “Considering his very nutrients and molecules were growing in those mushrooms, this album feels like a paean to my father,” says Alex.

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