Archive, Morphine, Cibo Matto, Khatia Buniatishvili, Static-x, Fountains Of Wayne, Jazz Behind The Dikes Vol 2, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Happy Friday! Let's head into the weekend with some beautiful new vinyl releases.
We'll start with the second installment in our Jazz Behind the Dikes series: Jazz Behind The Dikes Vol. 2. With tracks by The Rob Madna Trio, The Tony Vos Quartet, The Wessel and more, this compilation once again highlights some of the greatest Dutch jazzmen. It is available now as a limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on white vinyl.
Morphine's first album Good is full of jazz and blues infused rock. We're releasing it as a limited edition of 3000 numbered copies on white coloured vinyl, and the package comes with an insert.
The Japanese-American outfit Cibo Matto released their food-themed album Viva! La Woman in 1994. The album is now available in stores and online shops as a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies on transparent red vinyl.
South London collective Archive have something to celebrate: their 1996 debut Londinium turns 25 this year. We're celebrating with them by releasing the record on vinyl. This rare LP includes a 4-page booklet with lyrics and credits.
Today we're also releasing the highly anticipated coloured vinyl edition of Fountains Of Wayne's self-titled debut album. You can now listen to these good, fun tunes on red coloured vinyl. It's a limited edition of only 1500 individually numbered copies.
Back in 2001, American industrial metal band Static-X released their second album Machine. Fast forward 20 years, and this great album is released again: this time as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on transparent red coloured vinyl.
If you've been paying attention to recent film awards wins and nominations, you've probably seen the name Ma Rainey's Black Bottom come up a lot. The soundtrack to this great biopic is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl and includes a 4-page booklet as well as liner notes by composer Branford Marsalis and director George C. Wolfe.
Classical fans, we haven't forgotten about you. Kaleidoscope by the incredible concert pianist virtuoso Khatia Buniatishvili is now available on vinyl for the first time.
Jazz Behind the Dikes Vol 2 is the second installment in the Jazz Behind The Dikes series, which highlights some of the greatest Dutch jazzmen under ideal conditions: in their own combo's and playing the music of their own choice in complete freedom.
Kaleidoscope is the fourth album (and third solo piano album) by French-Georgian concert pianist Khatia Buniatishvili. The album features a unique combination of challenging pieces in which she shows her true virtuosic playing style.
Machine is the second studio album from the American industrial metal band Static-X, released in 2001.The song "Black and White" provided the album's first single and music video.Machine peaked #11 on The Billboard 200 charts in 2001.
Cibo Matto was a Japanese-American band formed by Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori in New York in 1994. Their debut album Viva! La Woman is the only album to be released by them as a duo, before Sean Lennon, Timo Ellis and Duma Love joined the band. It therefore also sounds quite different from the rest of the Cibo Matto catalogue: the album is best described as a trip hop fused with pop and alternative hiphop.
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is the official soundtrack to the 2020 Netflix original film of the same name about “Mother of the Blues” Ma Rainey. The album features score music by critically-acclaimed saxophonist, instrumentalist, composer, bandleader and educator Branford Marsalis, as well as newly-recorded covers of both popular Ma Rainey tracks and blues and jazz standards from the era.
Morphine is an alternative rock band formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1989. Their debut album Good was released in 1992. The band's instrumentation was slightly unusual for a rock band. It created a jazz and blues infused rock sound on Good and the other Morphine albums.
Fountains of Wayne is one of those rare bands that digs back into what pop music is all about - good, fun tunes. Their self-titled debut studio album was released in 1996. Recorded when the band was just a duo, Chris Collingwood and the late Adam Schlesinger provided almost all the instrumentation during the recording.
In 1994 the South London collective Archive was formed by Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths together with female singer Roya Arab and young rapper Rosko John. Their 1996 debut album Londinium features a very strong mix of trip-hop, electronica, string arrangements, and female vocals from Roya Arab.