Naim’s new turntable – 50 years in the making

They’ve spent the last decade embracing the streaming revolution, but now here’s a sign of the times…: Naim have just unveiled the first turntable in their 50-year history. And just look at the depth of that platter! The Solstice Special Edition turntable is so-called becuase it was launched on the summner solstice – and becuase Naim’s HQ is just a few miles from the most … Continue reading Naim’s new turntable – 50 years in the making

“It’s the Great Vinyl Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”

Pumpkin-coloured, pumpkin-shaped vinyl. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? Craft Recordings have announced the ultimate Halloween vinyl, with a special edition of Vince Guaraldi’s masterful soundtrack to It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Read more below… and browse our blockbuster soundtrack archives. This fall, Craft Recordings will celebrate Halloween with a collectible, pumpkin-shaped vinyl album featuring Vince Guaraldi’s evocative music from It’s the Great … Continue reading “It’s the Great Vinyl Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”

“No Japan? No Duran!” Deluxe Quiet Life Vinyl announced…

If ever there was a band who could have literally taken over the world, but failed to do so as a result of “artistic differences,” it’s Japan. But that doesn’t mean their legacy should be any less celebrated. And Quiet Life – their third, final, and most successful release on the Hansa label – gets a long-overdue deluxe vinyl reissue on 05 March 2021. The … Continue reading “No Japan? No Duran!” Deluxe Quiet Life Vinyl announced…

KLF Undeleted! Everything you need to know

We knew 2021 was going to be good, but maybe not this good. When The KLF exited the music business in 1992, they deleted their entire back catalogue rendering their entire musical output – save for some remixes, and licenses to labels in North America – unavailable. But at midnight last night, they started to spring back to life. Eight classic videos have been remastered … Continue reading KLF Undeleted! Everything you need to know

David Bowie is… Live And Well.com

Bowie vinyl news incoming! 15 January will see Parlophone Records release the third in its series of six live releases from his Nineties era. The suitably-titled LIVEANDWELL.COM (yes, it’s intentionally-capitalised) references the Thin White Duke’s some might say, soothsayer-like obsession with the quaint old concept of “the information superhighway.” Continue reading David Bowie is… Live And Well.com

The 10 Most Captivating Scenes in Sigue Sigue Sputnik’s Cinematic Universe

At long last, Sigue Sigue Sputnik are getting some post-factus press recognition. Helped no end by a relatively deluxe reissue of debut album Flaunt It, which is available now via HD Streaming (and also available on compact disc). All of this is great news for us because, while we stream Flaunt It anew, we can dive back into the cast of characters, set pieces, images, … Continue reading The 10 Most Captivating Scenes in Sigue Sigue Sputnik’s Cinematic Universe

The NSFW downtempo delights of Belau

Nu-wave, chillwave, surfing on sine waves… If any of these references mean something to you, we would highly recommend the new music of Hungarian duo Belau. To say nothing of their vinyl and videos. Colourwave by Belau is out now and – as you can see – is quite a thing of beauty. 180g splatter vinyl, limited to just 150 units in a heavyweight (5mm-spined) … Continue reading The NSFW downtempo delights of Belau