Listen to Radioland: Radio-Activity Revisited
Published 1 December 2015 by DM

Matthew Bourne and Franck Vigroux’s Radioland album is available to stream and download today. Their gritty reinterpretation of Kraftwerk’s Radio-Activity was premiered on The Drone yesterday, and you can now get your Anglo/Franco/Germanic synthesiser fix over on Bandcamp where you can also pre-order the deluxe 24-page hardback CD or gatefold vinyl editions. It will appear on your digital music service of choice on Friday December 4th.

Radioland will land in shops on January 15th, but we will be shipping Bandcamp and Leaf shop pre-orders shortly before Christmas.

The Comet Is Coming at Trans Musicales
Published 4 December 2015 by DM

Thursday December 3rd, 2015 was a good day for astronomers. The Comet Is Coming put on a spectacular celestial display at Trans Musicales in Rennes which you can view here. 'Do The Milky Way' was also Lauren Laverne's MPFree on BBC 6Music. Catch it here while you still can. It is rare that such astrological phenomena occur in such close proximity. Stargazers will remember this day for many years to come.

The Comet will be visible at Birthdays in Dalston on December 9th.

Matthew Bourne - moogmemory album and tour
Published 9 December 2015 by DM

Matthew Bourne has announced his new solo album moogmemory with ‘Daniziel’, a warm bubblebath of analogue melody. Where Bourne is concerned, it’s probably best to expect the unexpected. For the follow up to 2012’s piano-led Montauk Variations, he has turned his considerable talents to the world of vintage synthesisers. Growing from improvised live performances, these compositions took shape in the studio as Bourne explored and moulded the vast sonic possibilities of voltage-controlled oscillators. The seed for this project was planted when he acquired an uncooperative 1982 Memorymoog, having it painstakingly modified and upgraded. Created without the use of computers or sequencers, moogmemory is the first album to be recorded using only the Lintronics Advanced Memorymoog.

moogmemory comes hot on the heels of the Radioland album, a reinterpretation of Kraftwerk’s Radio-Activity which Bourne created in collaboration with electronic composer Franck Vigroux. You can check that out here.

moogmemory will be released as a CD and limited edition vinyl LP in an intricate embossed sleeve designed by visual artist Michael England. You can pre-order the album now on Bourne’s Bandcamp. You can also download 'Daniziel' for free.

England will also be collaborating with Bourne on a UK tour to coincide with the release of moogmemory. More dates, including a very special London show, to be announced in the new year.

Fri 4 Mar 2016 - Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
Thu 17 Mar 2016 - Komedia, Brighton, UK
Fri 18 Mar 2016 - Turner Sims, Southampton, UK
Sat 23 Apr 2016 - Outskirts at Platform, Glasgow, UK

Julia Kent - Flag of No Country video
Published 14 December 2015 by BP

Julia Kent has revealed a suitably unsettling video for 'Flag of No County' which is taken from her recent masterpiece Asperities. Set in Italian woodland and some kind of papier-mâché dungeon, it is the work of Enrico Salmasi. See all your Blue Peter nightmares brought to life here.


Leaf 20 production delay
Published 15 December 2015 by BP

Much like the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, it's time for The Leaf Label to deliver some bad news.

One of our (former) vinyl suppliers has put a massive stick in the spokes of the Leaf 20 box set. We've been working ourselves and our collaborators into the ground trying to get this giant shiny thing together in time to ship for Christmas. It is not to be. The reissues of Efterklang's Parades and Polar Bear's Peepers will also be delayed until next year. We're hoping to have the others ready to ship shortly. Please accept our sincerest apologies. We will be emailing everyone who has Pledged or pre-ordered a Leaf 20 box set, reissue, T-shirt or poster in the coming days to give you a little something to tide you over until we can remedy the situation.

In the meantime you can still get your box set and reissue orders in on the Pledge website and be thankful you aren't working in an office surrounded by empty boxes this Christmas.


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