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RR03PP Appliance — "Re-conditioned"
CD1 - BBC Peel Sessions (1:07:12)
CD2 - B-Sides (1:02:43)
CD3 - Early EPs (1:00:08)
This autumn, post-rock band Appliance release an epic 44 track, 3-CD compilation of Peel Sessions, B-sides and early EPs entitled 'Re-conditioned' - their first release since 2003's 'Are You Earthed' album.
The album brings together many of the band's best moments in one package. CD1 features the four Peel Sessions that were recorded at the BBC Maida Vale studios between 1998 and 2002. This complete set of sessions includes a hypnotic early version of 'Food Music', which featured in John Peel's 'Festive 50' in 1999, as well as a previously unreleased track, 'Electra'.
CD 2 compiles unpolished and unheard demos, B-sides, and other rarities spanning the six years of the band, from low-fi beginnings to multi-layered productions. And CD3 assembles the band's critically acclaimed three EP's - two of which are available on CD for the first time - originally released before signing to Mute Records in 1999.
'Re-conditioned' highlights Appliance's interest in experimentation and repetition, combined with a desire to produce first-class melodic songs. Throughout the compilation the band's instrumentation approach varies from their original guitar, drums and bass set up, but the results are consistently inventive.
Appliance's David Ireland said: "This is a major accomplishment for the band bringing together some really great creative moments that many Appliance fans won't be aware of. CD 3 for example could easily have become the band's debut LP, so it is great to finally see the 10" trilogy come together."
James Brooks continued: "We never thought we would get to release the four BBC Peel Sessions. Not many bands would have enough material to fill a CD and it is a real pleasure to release these special recordings."
And Michael Parker added: "We were impressed by the RROOPP label when they approached us to put together this record. Their previous releases have been great packages and very comprehensive. It's taken a long time to put together but we are really happy with the results."
To read excerpts from reviews of Appliance's 'Re-conditioned' (RR03PP) by media and record shops from around the world, please visit the Media Page. A media pack for RR03PP (which includes a media release, an artist biography, photographs and images) is also available to download.
Appliance's 'Re-conditioned' is distributed worldwide by Cargo Records, and is available from all good record shops. It can also be purchased direct from the RROOPP Shop. Please visit the Shop Page and follow the instructions in order to make a purchase.
Please visit the Links Page for the Appliance website, and links to the records labels who originally released the tracks that are gratefully included on RR03PP.
RR02PP Amp — "All Of Yesterday Tomorrow"
'All Of Yesterday Tomorrow' is a compilation of singles, non-album tracks and unreleased material by Amp, the experimental music and sound collective.
In its fifteen year history, Amp - the "trans-European esoterrorists" - has become a renowned anti-establishment in experimental music and sound.
Comprised of the core duo of Richard Amp and singer Karine Charff, Amp has released music on an array of seminal international record labels, including Kranky, Wurlitzer Jukebox, Darla Records and Space Age Recordings. The Amp collective operatives have been drawn from an equally enviable list of bands - from the legendary Third Eye Foundation, Flying Saucer Attack and Prolapse, to the distinguished Moonshake and Movietone.
'All Of Yesterday Tomorrow' collects 38 tracks that span the totality of Amp's oeuvre - including 12 unreleased songs, alternate versions and demos, the 10 tracks from the out-of-print 1998 singles album, 'Passé · Présent', and 16 more non-album, vinyl-only and compilation tracks. All of the tracks have been skilfully re-mastered, exclusively for this collection.
The beautiful four-fold digipack bears a unique twenty page booklet, which shares the particulars and minutiae of each track, as well as containing exclusive Amp text and images.
Spanning three CDs, 'All Of Yesterday Tomorrow' conjures up all of the convention-defying aspects of Amp's music and sound. It is a tour de force of experimental genres - juxtaposing ambient, electronic, dream-pop, post-rock and space-rock songs.
These songs form the space where music and sound meet, where raw noise, field recordings and accidental or natural occurrences are as expressive and as valued as melodies, lyrics or riffs. It is this juxtaposition of the composed and the improvised, with music and sound in harmony together, where true magic happens - where meaning and mystery meet in the world of imagination.
With this release on RROOPP, all of Amp's yesterdays are finally free to inspire all of our tomorrows.
To read excerpts from reviews of Amp's 'All Of Yesterday Tomorrow' (RR02PP) by media and record shops from around the world, please visit the Media Page. A media pack for RR02PP (which includes a media release, an artist biography, photographs and images) is also available to download.
Amp's 'All Of Yesterday Tomorrow' is distributed worldwide by Cargo Records, and is available from all good record shops. It can also be purchased direct from the RROOPP Shop. Please visit the Shop Page and follow the instructions in order to make a purchase.
Please visit the Links Page for the Amp website, and links to the records labels who originally released the tracks that are gratefully included on RR02PP.
RR01PP Yellow6 — "The Beautiful Season Has Past"
Over eight years, Yellow6 - the solo project of the multi-talented Jon Attwood, a guitarist based in Leicestershire, UK - has rapidly grown into one of the most prolific and loved artists in the music sub-strata known as ambient, dreampop and post-rock.
Rightly regarded as one of best artists in these genres, Yellow6 has released a consistently stunning range of material on an array of over 20 international independent labels, including Enraptured Records, Ochre Records, Awkward Silence Recordings, Rocket Racer, and Make Mine Music. In total, since 1998, Yellow6 has released five full-length albums, twelve mini-albums and EPs, eight singles, five live albums, one remix album, and eighteen compilation tracks. 'The Beautiful Season Has Past', a compilation of Yellow6's singles, compilation tracks and unreleased material on RROOPP, brings this extraordinary tally to 50 releases.
Not only is this potent testimony to Yellow6's astonishing popularity and demand from both a dedicated fan base and independent labels around the globe, but also symbolic of Yellow6's place at the epicentre of the independent music counterculture. 'The Beautiful Season Has Past' represents a door into another world, a tranquil place of the imagination, where a love of music takes preference over slick commercialism and music business realpolitik.
In these melodic and beautiful soundscapes chiming arpeggios of guitar echo beneath shimmering fuzz, and crepuscular polyphonic drones ebb and flow between tasteful touches of electronic percussion. The perfect antidote and antithesis to predictable pop song structures, the work of Yellow6 is a subtle charging of the emotions, conjuring euphoric sensations, pensive moods and swathes of atmospheric ambience. Beneath the world of disposable pop, this epic music is the soundtrack to your thoughts.
Of the 40 tracks on 'The Beautiful Season Has Past', 10 are previously unreleased, 24 are out of print, deleted or otherwise unavailable, and three more have never before been released on CD. The package includes comprehensive liner notes, carefully detailing each track's original release along with other salient details. The title makes a grammatical pun on a French review of the fourth Yellow6 LP, 'Disappear Here'. The reviewer noted that "la belle saison est derrière", inferring that he preferred Yellow6's earlier work; 'The Beautiful Season Has Past' suggests that Yellow6's journey beneath the surface of our lives is still just beginning.
To read excerpts from reviews of Yellow6's 'The Beautiful Season Has Past' (RR01PP) by media and record shops from around the world, please visit the Media Page. A media pack for RR01PP (which includes a media release, an artist biography, photographs and images) is also available to download.
Yellow6's 'The Beautiful Season Has Past' is distributed worldwide by Cargo Records, and is available from all good record shops. It can also be purchased direct from the RROOPP Shop. Please visit the Shop Page and follow the instructions in order to make a purchase.
Please visit the Links Page for the Yellow6 website, and links to the records labels who originally released the tracks that are gratefully included on RR01PP.