Chapterhouse, I Am Kloot, Jack's Mannequin, Memoirs Of A Geisha, Q 65, and Status Quo
Rockers Status Quo found their own basic guitar-bass-drum sound on the “Dog Of Two Head” album. This album is now available on transparent red vinyl. I Am Kloot's heavier psychedelic sounding self-titled second album, got praised by their contemporaries during the release, and is pressed on smokey coloured vinyl. The 15 year anniversary edition on clear vinyl of “Everything In Transit” by Jack's Mannequin, is the sunny-pop-rock sound of piano-playing songwriter Andrew McMahon and features drumming help from Tommy Lee. “Blood Music”, co-produced by Pascal Gabriel (Dido, Goldfrapp, amongst others), is the second and final album by electronic shoe-gaze band Chapterhouse. This is a limited edition on transparent red vinyl. “Revolution” by Dutch five-piece blues rockers Q65 was their debut album and contains their single “The Life I Live”. The album is pressed on gold vinyl.
Our At The Movies album is the 15 year anniversary edition of “Memoirs Of A Geisha” with music composed by John Williams featuring Yo-Yo Ma on cello. Now available on white vinyl and has a “Geisha” etched D-side.
Jack's Mannequin is the name of a side project headed by Andrew McMahon, the lead singer of Something Corporate. It is a concept album centered around McMahon's return to California and the demise of a long-standing relationship.
I am Kloot is the second album of the band by the same name. Their music is haunting, melodic, and smooth. This second piece yielded five singles, including the hits "Life in a Day" and "3 Feet Tall". It's much more than just a standard rock album.
Dog of Two Head was the first step for Status Quo in becoming the band and the sound they are known for. The music contains less of their psychedelic music and more of their wall of sound rock.
British shoegazing/alternative rock band Chapterhouse released two albums during their existence, Whirlpool (1991) and Blood Music (1993). The second and final album has a more pronounced electronic sound than its predecessor.
Memoirs Of A Geisha (2005) is the award-winning drama film adaptation of the novel of the same name. The original score and songs were composed and conducted by John Williams. The album won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, and the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score.
Q65 was an iconic Dutch Garage Rock/Psych/R&B group formed in 1965 and part of the Dutch Nederbeat genre. Their first album entitled Revolution found Q65 at their peak. The band played acoustic as well as hard psych numbers along with the standards and experimented with harmonium and other instruments to make Revolution way more interesting than the average Garage release.