We’re thrilled to announce we’ll be co-curating this year’s Fat Out Fest in Manchester on September 22, featuring performances from Rival Consoles, Hatis Noit, Penguin Cafe and Douglas Dare –performing reworks of their songs with the BBC Philharmonic at the University of Salford. The show is hosted by presenter Elizabeth Alker and will be recorded for BBC Radio 3’s Unclassified.
Today, Penguin Cafe announce their fifth studio album, Rain Before Seven… due for release on July 7. They also share the video and single In Re Budd. A sense of optimism infuses Rain Before Seven… not the braggadocious, overconfident kind, but more a blithe, self-effacing optimism in keeping with the national character. Even when all signs point to the contrary, it operates within the certainty that things are going to be alright. Probably.
We are enthralled to share the 10th Anniversary Special Edition of Lubomyr Melnyk’s first album for Erased Tapes, Corollaries. Recorded 2012 in Berlin with Peter Broderick at the producer’s helm, and released in April 2013, it brought Melnyk’s lifelong dedication to the piano to new audiences.
Bell Orchestre share another double single in the shape of ‘Stripes’ — featuring an emotive remix courtesy of the late Japanese producer Susumu Yokota, whom the Who Designs Nature’s How EP reissue is dedicated to, and the original studio version taken from the forthcoming reissue of As Seen Through Windows.
Recorded at Arcadia West, Los Angeles, the American avant-garde composer William Basinski crafted an eerie piano rework of Japanese voice artist Hatis Noit's piece Inori, taken from her acclaimed debut Aura ahead of Piano Day 2023.