Monday, September 23, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes


Availability: Available to pre-order

Following Todd Terje's incredible 2012 remix of Roxy Music's 'Love Is  The Drug', Bryan Ferry has recruited some of the best producers in the  world to remix his 1985 hit ‘Don’t Stop The Dance’.
Now released  by The Vinyl Factory as a series of three super-deluxe limited   editions of only 1000 copies each - with bespoke screen printed thick  card sleeves housing 180-gram records mastered for vinyl by Noel  Summerville at 3345 Mastering and  crafted on the EMI 1400 in Hayes,  Middlesex.
The track was originally the third single from the  number one album Boys & Girls, and featured long-serving guest  musicians Nile Rodgers, Marcus Miller, Omar Hakim, Andy Newmark and  David Sanborn.

"The recording was done in various studios in  London, New York and Nassau, and the whole process took about two  years," recalls Bryan Ferry. "I  wrote 'Don't Stop The Dance' together  with my co-producer and engineer  Rhett Davies, and I remember the track  originating in some sessions we  did at my home studio in England. We  finally mixed the record with Bob  Clearmountain at The Power Station  studios in New York."

Isaac Ferry hand-picked the producers to Re/Make - Re/Model 'Don't Stop The Dance' in various guises, re-enlisting previous collaborators Todd Terje, Eric Duncan and Greg Wilson, alongside Idjut Boys, Sleazy Mcqueen, Space Coast, Punks Jump Up, and two versions from both Psychemagick and Grasshopper aka in-house keyboard programmer Liam Duggan.

"After  the successful release of 'Olympia Remixes', we decided that my song  'Don't Stop The Dance' should really be revisited by a new generation of  DJs," says Bryan Ferry.

"Since my first solo album in 1973 I've  always tried to reinterpret other people's songs in my own way. So it  has been good to hear 'Don't Stop Dance' in so many different  incarnations. It's fascinating to see how some of the remixes focus on  certain aspects of the song, and some on another...they all take the  track to a variety of interesting places."

Product Details:
* Bespoke screen printed thick card outer sleeve
* Bespoke inner sleeve
* 180-gram heavyweight vinyl
* Mastered for vinyl on EMI 1400
* Limited to 1000 copies worldwide

This limited edition is available for pre-order now; release date October 14, 2013

Pre-Order at TheVinylFactory

3D and the art of Massive Attack

Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set - The Vinyl Factory

"When I was about ten years old, a kid called 3D was painting the streets hard. 3D quit painting and formed the band Massive Attack, which may have been a good thing for him but was a big loss for the city." Banksy (Swindle magazine, 2008)

The Vinyl Factory presents 3D and the art of Massive Attack by Robert del Naja aka 3D - the first book on the visual history of a band who have sold over 11 milliion records worldwide, compiled and designed by 3D using images from a personal archive and original artifacts scanned by the artist for the record.

Robert’s artwork has come to define the iconic style of his band and the book explores their visual history, presenting both familiar and previously unseen work, from his influential graffiti and stencil art in the Wild Bunch-era of the ‘80s to Massive Attack cover designs and paste-ups and paintings. Also included is work made in collaboration with Nick Knight, Tom Hingston, Judy Blame and Michael Nash Associates, as well as unseen photographs documenting Del Naja’s ongoing collaboration with United Visual Artists. And his recent work with filmmaker Adam Curtis.

The 400-page book also features an in-depth interview with the artist, where he describes the development of the band’s artwork and record sleeve designs, as well as offering insight into his processes, and inspirations.

Del Naja’s background as a graffiti artist has shaped his evolving aesthetic, as well as a strong ethos of ‘do it yourself’ creativity. His instincts as an artist were forged in an atmosphere of spontaneity and innovation - from making flyers to throwing warehouse parties - and this way of working informed the first record sleeves he created as 3D.

Inspired by magazine culture and comics, 3D drew on wide-ranging influences, from New York’s hip-hop scene and Japanese graphics, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s cultural juxtapositions to Warhol’s pop imagery, politics and punk.

“I was always told that any artist that wanted to be taken seriously should never paint record sleeves” Robert del Naja

The Vinyl Factory will publish 3D and the art of Massive Attack on 28 October 2013; the hardback book will be priced at £50.

The limited edition will be for sale exclusively from The Vinyl Factory online web shop

Product Details:
* 400-page 12" x 12" hardback book with black glitter and pink screen printed cover artwork unique to this edition
* Exclusive art print, signed by 3D, screen printed by Lazarides
* 12-inch vinyl featuring previously unreleased track on A-side, with an etching on side B
* Housed in a bespoke heavyweight cardboard box with cover artwork by 3D
* Limited to 350 copies worldwide, each individually hand-signed and numbered

Order today from TheVinylFactory




Soundtrack will be made available for the first time anywhere at a special Fantastic Fest Screening Mondo is excited to announce the limited edition vinyl release of the Timescrimes Original Motion Picture Soundtrace at a special Fantastic Fest screening on Thursday, September 26 at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline. Director Nacho Vigalondo’s sci-fi thriller became a sensation following its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in 2007, where it was championed for its bold and innovative take on the time travel genre. Filmmaker Eugenio Mira composed the soundtrack, which has never been released previously, and We Buy Your Kids did the gorgeous artwork for the limited edition vinyl.

Composer and writer Brian Satterwhite collaborated with Mondo on the project, "Timecrimes has been hailed by critics and audiences alike as one of the best time-travel films of our time. Much of the film's success relies heavily upon Eugenio Mira's masterful score. His minimalistic approach maximizes the subtle tones and nuances of the narrative with surgical precision while adding a highly refined layer of polish to this high-concept science-fiction thriller.” 

The soundtrack will be made available on black 180 gram vinyl, and randomly inserted milky yellow/clear vinyl. It will be available for purchase at the Fantastic Fest screening of Timecrimes on September 26, and will be for sale online a future date. Follow @MondoNews for updtes.

Track list:
1) Binoculars
2) Scissors
3) Contact
4) Getting It
5) Bandaged
6) Unpleasant Suspicion
7) Backfire
8) Castrated Prescience
9) Three Hectors
10) No Time For Remorse
11) The Counterfeit
12) End Credits

About Mondo
Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to a passionate love of film, art and music.  The company has received global recognition for bringing art back to movie poster design and has emerged as one of the leading curators of classic and contemporary film soundtracks on vinyl.  Utilizing the talents of world class artists and designers, Mondo produces limited edition, screen printed posters based on film, television and comic properties, working with companies like DC Comic, HBO, Marvel, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios and Walk Disney Studios as well as filmmakers including Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo Del Toro, Zack Snyder, Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Wright.  Based in Austin, TX, Mondo operates out of a permanent gallery space that hosts regular exhibitions featuring a blend of breathtaking original artwork and limited edition screen prints.  Mondo is also recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences with a full archive of film posters as part of their research library.  The parent company of Mondo is Alamo Drafthouse. 


a follow up to a story a few weeks ago about a gent who couldn't give his classical records away

The Diary: Vinyl countdown has happy ending

and from the land down under, vinyl surging on!

Surge in sales music to the ears of vinyl lovers


very interesting comments and observations, well worth reading!

The truth about selling vinyl; independents react to Amazon’s 745% rise in record sales


a great read, love the images created by the author:

Featured Column: Record Store Stories- Bill’s Records in Dallas


from our friends at BrutalPandaRecords

Atlanta, GA’s bastards of noise rock, Whores, have revealed the album details behind their highly anticipated sophomore release entitled 'Clean.' Recorded with Ryan Boesch (Melvins, Helmet, Tomahawk, Fu Manchu) at Parhelion Recording Studios, Clean will see an October 29th release on 12" vinyl / digital formats via Brutal Panda Records.

 Pressing Info:
- 100 Gray Marble
- 200 Purple
- 500 Black

Pre-order includes immediate download of 1 track in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or other formats. A link to the complete album will be emailed to you the moment it’s released.

Additionally, Whores' debut Ruiner has been repressed on vinyl and is available HERE

Pre-order at 'Clean' at BrutalPanda


from our friends at vinylcollective

Top 10 Albums – September 23, 2013

Here are the Top 10 Albums sold at Shop Radio Cast for the week of September 17-23, 2013:

1. Brand New – The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me 2XLP
2. Brand New – Your Favorite Weapon LP
3. Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory LP
4. Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous LP
5. Various Artists – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) LP
6. HUM – You’d Prefer An Astronaut LP
7. Far – Water & Solutions LP
8. Silverchair – Frogstomp 2XLP
9. Rilo Kiley – Take Offs and Landings 2XLP
10. Justin Timberlake – 20/20 Experience: The Complete Experience 4XLP


Bruce Springsteen, age 64, played till 3AM at Rock in Rio


 Building which houses The Beatles old haunt The Cavern Club to be auctioned


Ray Charles Honored with Official Stamp


album cover art of the day:

Betoken Reveals "Beyond Redemption" Artwork


album cover art of the day, part two:

DEICIDE: 'In The Minds Of Evil Cover Artwork Unveiled


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