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Metronomy – ‘LateNightTales” September 3rd

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on July 30, 2012 by E.N.

Metronomy cover Jean-Michel Jarre’s ‘Hypnose’

Featuring Outkast to Cat Power, Doctor Octagon to Autechre

Limited edition vinyl version includes CD and cover art print

Acclaimed pop experimentalists Metronomy compile the latest Late Night Tales, the third of 2012 and 29th in the decade long series.

Metronomy, the effective alias of the talented Joseph Mount, have thus far released three albums, starting with the jagged electro manoeuvres of their debut ‘Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe)’, through to their two albums on Because, ‘Nights Out’, where Mount first sang, and last year’s brilliant Mercury-nominated ‘The English Riviera’.

As a pop group, Metronomy are more Four Tet than Fab Four, though with a sense of adventure that would’ve made the Fabs proud. Their outing under the Late Night Tales banner journeys through the inspirations of the bands’ ever moving sound – along with a few surprises.

Mount’s old favourite Autechre is present and correct, but then so are Kate and Anna McGarrigle and the Sun Ra of hip hop Sa-Ra Creative Partners. Joining Sa-Ra on the hip hop front, we’ve got Tweet’s ace ‘Drunk’ from her Hummingbird album alongside OutKast Prototype’, spiced with some Doctor Octagon.

For pure pop, they don’t come more refined than Alan Parson’s Eye In The Sky’, who is buffeted by outbreaks of unsettling weirdness, among them the sadly departed Mick Karn’s supple bass figurines on ‘Weather The Windmill’ or Tonto’s Expanding Head Band – the guys that brought the funk to synthesizers with Stevie Wonder – and ‘Cybernaut’. And just when you think you’ve got it figured, Pete Drake arrives with his 1964 pedal steel novelty hit ‘Forever’. This is a maze rather than a journey.

Naturally enough, there is the Late Night Tales special with a sparkling Metronomy rendition of Jean-Michel Jarre’s Hypnose’. We’ve always had a soft spot for Devon and her cobbled street delights, but seen through the prism of Joseph Mount, it takes on a new hue that makes Brigitte Bardot and that other, lesser, Riviera seem somehow pallid. To paraphrase Buzzcocks: another music in a different riviera.

Label: Late Night Tales
Cat no: ALNCD29
Web: www.latenighttales.co.uk
Released: Monday September 3rd, 2012

Tracklist

  1. Outkast – Prototype
  2. Tweet – Drunk
  3. SA-RA Creative Partners – Cosmic Ball
  4. Chick Corea – El Bozo (Part 1)
  5. Dr. Octagon – Blue Flowers
  6. Lonzo & The World Class Wreckin Cru – Cache Vocal
  7. Metronomy – Hypnose (Exclusive Jean Michel Jarre Cover Version)
  8. Alessi Brothers – Seabird
  9. Autechre – Fold4,Wrap5
  10. Mick Karn – Weather The Windmill
  11. The Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky
  12. Geneva Jacuzzi – Love Caboose
  13. The Lone Swordsmen – You Are…
  14. Tonto’s Expanding Head Band – Cybernaut
  15. Pete Drake – Forever
  16. Appaloosa – The Day (We Fell In Love)
  17. Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Complainte Pour Ste Catherine
  18. Herman Dune – Winners Lose
  19. Cat Power – Werewolf
  20. Paul Morley – Lost For Words Pt.4 (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

 

Info on Metronomy:

www.metronomy.co.uk

Late Night Tales – Belle and Sebastian -(Listen Mini Mix)

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Late Night Tales Compiled & Mixed by Belle & Sebastian (March 26th, 2012)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2012 by E.N.

The celebrated Scottish indie pop group Belle and Sebastian are welcomed back for a second Late Night Tales, the 27th in the esteemed compilation series. Belle and Sebastian formed in Glasgow in 1996 where the success of college recorded cult debut album ‘Tigermilk’ led the band to signing to Jeepster for ‘If You´re Feeling Sinister’; listed by Pitchfork at #14 in its top 100 albums of the 90s and is widely considered the band´s masterpiece. Following the critically acclaimed ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’ B&S signed with Rough Trade (UK) and Matador (US) and have released a further five albums, most recently ‘Belle And Sebastian Write About Love’ in 2010. Other accolades include being voted Scotland´s greatest band in a poll by The List in 2005, their own Bowlie Weekender festival, a Brit Award and Mercury Music Prize and Ivor Novello Award nominations. The current line-up is founder Stuart Murdoch, Stevie Jackson, Chris Geddes, Richard Colburn, Sarah Martin, Mick Cooke and Bobby Kildea.

Their scene straddling 2006 Late Night Tales included pure pop, 60s psyche, 70s rock, West Coast harmonies, beat groups, folk balladering, punk, indie, girl groups and bossanova. This new 2012 selection delves deeper into their shared influences and inspirations, along with a subtle nod to digging for rare sampled beats: not perhaps a characteristic usually associated with B&S. World-wise psychedelic breaks thread the mix together; significantly so with two tracks from Broadcast bookending a first half that includes late 60s dreamers The Wonder Who? and Joe Pass, father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke, harpist Dorothy Ashby and the 21stcentury beats of Gold Panda.

Following a mid-section detour through dissonant post-punk and deep jazz courtesy of The Pop Group and Stan Tracey Quartet; recent releases from fellow Scots Remember Remember and South Carolina’s Toro Y Moirub shoulders with Ce´cile’s 2002 Cure referencing riddim ‘Rude Bwoy Thug Life’ and Blood, Sweat & Tears classic version of ‘Spinning Wheel’. For the obligatory Late Night Tales cover version, Belle and Sebastian have chosen The Primitive’s 1988 pop-punk classic ‘Crash’, recreated in the band’s own inimitable style. Two beautiful records close the mix: Steve Parks haunting soul vocal ‘Still Thinking Of You’ and an excerpt of the calm improvisation ‘On The Other Ocean’ from David Behrman’s 1977 experimental album. As ever, the trip concludes with our bedtime story with the third part of Paul Morley’s ‘Lost For Words’.

This is music for the Celt in all of us. Holed up in a West End of Glasgow apartment, the wind yowling mercilessly about us, we drift off to the sound of bliss. There is only warmth here and, obviously, a draft or two fired in the direction of Belle and her good friend Sebastien.

Label: Late Night Tales
Cat no: ALNCD26
Web: www.latenighttales.co.uk
Distribution: Worldwide via EMI / Balance (Australia) / Southbound (New Zealand) / Beatinc (Japan) / Love Da Records (Hong Kong) / NEWS (Benelux)
Released: Monday March 26th, 2012

Tracklist

  1. Broadcast – Ominous Cloud
  2. The Wonder Who? – Watch The Flowers Grow
  3. Joe Pass – A Time For Us
  4. Mulatu Astatke – Yekermo Sew (A Man Of Experience And Wisdom)
  5. Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges – Tudo Que Você Podia Ser
  6. Marie Laforêt – Et Si Je t’aime
  7. Bonnie Dobson – Bird Of Space
  8. Dorothy Ashby – Soul Vibrations
  9. McDonald And Giles – Tomorrow’s People
  10. Gold Panda – Quitters Raga
  11. Broadcast – Chord Simple
  12. The Pop Group – Savage Sea
  13. Stan Tracey Quartet – Starless And Bible Black
  14. The Lovin Spoonful – Darlin Be Home Soon
  15. Belle And Sebastian – Crash
  16. Roland Vincent – L.S.D. Partie
  17. Toro Y Moi – Still Sound
  18. Ce’cile – Rude Bwoy Thug Life
  19. Remember Remember – Scottish Widows
  20. Trees – Streets Of Derry
  21. Blood, Sweat & Tears – Spinning Wheel
  22. Pete Shelley – Homosapien (Dub)
  23. Steve Parks – Still Thinking Of You
  24. David Behrman – On The Other Ocean
  25. Paul Morley – Lost For Words

Late Night Tales – MGMT (October 3rd)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2011 by E.N.

Continuing the series’ 10th anniversary, 2011’s third Late Night Tales compilation is by celebrated psychedelic rock band MGMT.

Formed in 2002 in Brooklyn, New York the band consists of multi-instrumentalists Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, both alumni of Wesleyan University. Their 2008 debut album ‘Oracular Spectacular’ spawned the almost ubiquitous hit singles ‘Kids’, ‘Time To Pretend’ and ‘Electric Feel’ while 2010’s follow up ‘Congratulations’ saw them embrace more of a progressive, guitar-driven sound.

The band’s Late Night Tales selection of post-punk, cult indie and counter-culture figureheads reflects the band’s multifaceted sound, and draws comparisons with contemporary dreampop/chillwave/shoegaze/folk scenes on both sides of the Atlantic.

The listener finds MGMT presiding over the playlist “after-the-after-party”; daybreak creeping through the curtains earlier than desirable, broken bodies lining the corridors, the emotionally bankrupt kept alive by timeless songs of heartache and longing.

Luminaries The Velvet Underground, Suicide and Julian Cope, although not with their most famous songs, sit alongside less familiar names such as Disco Inferno; whose ‘Can’t See It Through’ from their final ‘96 album ‘Technicolour’ opens proceedings.

MGMT’s exclusive cover of ‘All We Ever Wanted Was Everything’ by Bauhaus sits comfortably alongside the UK post-punk-gothic band’s peers The Durutti Column, The Chills, The Jacobites and Felt’s brief but imposing instrumental ‘Red Indians’.

Paranoia strikes deep: the double header of Cheval Sombre’sTroubled Mind’  and ‘Drug Song’ by 60’s Christian folk singer Dave Bixby accentuate the hope offered by the ever penitent Spacemen 3 (MGMT’s second album ‘Congratulations’ was recorded with founder Pete Kember aka Sonic Boom), who deliver ‘Lord Can You Hear Me?’ in respect to the beautiful closer ‘Morning Splendor’, taken from Pauline Anna Strom’s rare ‘82 LP ‘Trans-Millenia Consort‘.

Putting a full stop on the selection, music journalist and Art Of Noise founder Paul Morley continues his ‘Lost For Words’ short story.

Label: Late Night Tales
Cat no: ALNCD26
Web: www.latenighttales.co.uk
Released: Monday October 3rd, 2011

Tracklist

  1. Disco Inferno – Can’t See Through It
  2. The Great Society – Love You Girl
  3. Suicide – Cheree
  4. Television Personalities – Stop & Smell The Roses
  5. The Velvet Underground – Ocean
  6. Felt – Red Indians
  7. Julian Cope – Laughing Boy
  8. The Durutti Column – For Belgium Friends
  9. Charlie Feathers – Mound of Clay
  10. Mark Fry – For Wilde
  11. MGMT – All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (Exclusive Cover Version)
  12. Cheval Sombre – Troubled Mind
  13. Dave Bixby – Drug Song
  14. The Jacobites – Hearts Are Like Flowers
  15. The Chills – Pink Frost
  16. Martin Rev – Sparks
  17. The Wake – Melancholy Man
  18. Spacemen 3 – Lord Can You Hear Me?
  19. Pauline Anna Strom – Morning Splendor
  20. Paul Morley – Lost For Words Part. 2 (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

More info can be found at:
www.whoismgmt.com

Late Night Tales – Trentemøller out May 30th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2011 by E.N.

Imagine if The Cramps had been kidnapped by monks and taken hostage deep in the forests of the Ardeche and ordered to pray to God and a Roland 808 drum machine. It’s implausible, admittedly, but with that in mind we’d ask you to kindly close your eyes, place the headphones on your head and soak in the atmospheric world of Anders Trentemøller.

Occasionally you encounter an artist for whom it’s not simply about mere taste, but about atmosphere and Trentemøller is surely among their number. For his is a sound that evokes frosty Belgian cathedrals filled with Flemings praying for salvation; or a wintry plain somewhere in Denmark, with the car broken down, walking aimlessly in the hope that another human might take pity. This is Gothic pop with a side order of tremolo arms.

Trentemøller is the Dane who did. He’s been making electronic music of one kind of bent or another for over 15 years, first making his name as part of Trigbag, a live house act that toured extensively. But it’s his solo material that has impacted on the dance community – and beyond. ‘La Champagne’ was a game-changer and his remixes of artists like Depeche Mode and Royksopp secured his place as an artist with some serious weight. But that’s not all he is. You can hear that yearning in his productions and it’s evident here, a sort of Protestant northern European melancholy.

He is aided on his journey towards the Baltic by some heavy hitters, of course: Velvet Underground, Mazzy Star, This Mortal Coil. But that’s not the story, it’s not where the plot comes from, it’s not where we’re going. It’s just a little indicator to reassure you we know the way. No. For it’s in the dark beauty of Low’s tremulous ‘Amazing Grace’ or even the way that the Shangri-Las’(Remember) Walkin’ In The Sand’, that Trentemøller takes on a mournful step.

As we navigate the flatlands of your mind, we’re helped along by a generous sprinkling of Anders’ fellow Danes, like Darkness Falls (the atmosphere of this mix perfectly encapsulated here), Ekko, Chimes & Bells and the Late Night Tales tradition, Trentemøller’s cover of Chris Isaacs’Blue Hotel’, sung by Marie Fisker and Steen Jørgensen.

Do not play this music to children, for it will terrify them. Do not play it in supermarkets, their sales will fall dramatically. Do not play this music to the frivolous, the faint of heart and weak of resolve. This is music for music lovers. This is music for those like their black to be truly noir. Danish style.

Music journalist Paul Morley adopts the bedtime storyteller mantle with a narration of part one of a new short story ‘Lost For Words’. 

Label: Late Night Tales
Cat no: ALNCD25
Web: www.latenighttales.co.uk
Released: Monday May 30th, 2011

Tracklist

  1. This Mortal Coil – Waves Become Wings
  2. Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds – La Lliarona
  3. The Black Angels – Science Killer
  4. Chimes & Bells – The Mole (Trentemøller Remix)
  5. Low – (That’s How You Sing) Amazing Grace
  6. Mazzy Star – Mary of Silence
  7. Velvet Underground & Nico – Venus In furs
  8. Vampire Hands – Safe Word
  9. The Shangri-La’s – Walking In The Sand
  10. Jacqueline Taieb – 7 Heures Du Matin
  11. M.Ward – Poor Boy, Minor Key
  12. Darkness Falls – Noise On The Line
  13. Papercuts – Unavailable
  14. We Fell To Earth – Lights Out
  15. Thee Oh See’s – Ghost In The Trees
  16. Trentemøller – Blue Hotel (Exclusive Chris Isaak Cover Version)
  17. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – The Proposition #1
  18. Eden Ahbez – Full Moon
  19. Ekko – Rehearsal
  20. Paul Morley – Lost For Words – part. 1 (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

More info can be found at:
www.anderstrentemoller.com

Midlake ‘Late Night Tales’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by E.N.

04.04.11
Midlake ‘Late Night Tales’ (Late Night Tales)
[Mix Album - Indie/Folk/Rock]

Journeying across the plains of North America, the wilds of the British Isles and fleeting visits to Holland and Iceland, Midlake’s Late Night Tales is a voyage through all that mesmerises and enchants. Incorporating tracks from the likes of deeply seductive vocalist Scott Walker to Bjork (a frequent among the Late Night Tales compilations) Midlake’s instalment certainly does not disappoint.

http://www.latenighttales.co.uk/

Late Night Tales – Groove Armada/Jamiroquai/Belle & Sebastian Editions Available Digitally For The First Time

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on November 23, 2010 by E.N.


Groove Armada/Jamiroquai/Belle & Sebastian Editions Available Digitally For The First Time

As Late Night Tales prepares to announce exciting new editions for its 10th anniversary in 2011, three of the most memorable from the 23 title strong series have been remastered and made available digitally for the first time.

Groove Armada

 In their second shot at coining the perfect LNT mix, Groove Armada’s milestone 20th edition is much more than just a collection of songs. Many of the tracks have been painstakingly reedited and re-sequenced to create a seamless mix that flows smoothly despite the eclectic selection. “High quality grooves” – Resident Advisor http://latenighttales.co.uk/product.php/7/groove-armada-vol-2

Jamiroquai
The all star, funk fueled Jamiroquai edition was originally released way back in 2003 and fast became one of the biggest selling titles in the series. A fluid journey through the twilight hours, its an excellent insight into Jamiroquai’s musical inspirations.
“The Rolls Royce of compilations” – GQ

http://latenighttales.co.uk/product.php/16/jamiroquai

Belle & Sebastian
Never tied to any scene in the first place, Belle & Sebastian seem to have developed as a band that can draw influences from just about anywhere. Pure pop, ‘60s psyche, ‘70s rock, West Coast harmonies, beat groups, folk balladeering, punk, indie, girl groups and bossanova are just a few of the slants to crop up within the Belles’ own work and on their fresh, varied and effortlessly hip take on Late Night Tales.
“Pure genius” – NME

http://latenighttales.co.uk/product.php/12/belle-and-sebastian

About The Series
The Late Night Tales series was established way back with Fila Brazilia mixing up the first of what would continue to be the choice of music connoisseurs worldwide.

The idea was to let the world’s best artists delve deep into their collections to create the ultimate late night collection.

Since its conception, we’ve seen the likes of Groove Armada, The Flaming Lips, Four Tet, Belle & Sebastian, Air and many more step up to produce their own individual take on the concept.

The series continues to dazzle with albums from Snow Patrol, Arctic Monkeys, Cinematic Orchestra, Nouvelle Vague and Fatboy Slim, all exploring vastly different styles but all delivering a perfect musical package.

Not only is it a collection of the artist’s favourite tracks and inspirations, there’s also a special, and exclusive might we add, cover version included. This is the chance for our compilers to tackle a hidden gem or pay tribute to an idol by creating something totally new and exciting.

And as if all this wasn’t enough, each mix is put to sleep with a special Late Night spoken word story, taking in the likes of David Shrigley, Bootsy Collins, Brian Blessed and more recently Will Self.

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