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Artist: CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
Title: Pachyderm
Format: LP
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"This album is the second in Yorkshire-born composer, singer, guitarist and maverick troubadour Michael Chapmans series of his more improvised musical releases. The first, 2011s The Resurrection and Revenge of the Clayton Peacock (PTYT 068CD), was Wire magazines #5 album of the year, and was widely and favorably received by press and fans alike as another highpoint in Chapmans late-blooming career, which has been boosted by the public recognition of his talents by the likes of Thurston Moore, Jack Rose, and Will Oldham. Pachyderm is an LP-length minimalist masterpiece, a single chord ambient work quite unlike anything Chapman has done before and equally as surprising and different as Peacock managed to be. The second track is a remix of the first side by one Rob Antony, a young Cumbrian neighbor of Michaels. Together they form a mellow and gently-shifting work that easily beckons auto-repeated plays. Chapman is now 71 years-old and playing better than ever. He started out on EMIs legendary 60s Harvest record label and turned down playing with both Elton John and David Bowies Spiders band. It only goes to show, as per the recent rediscovery of the talents of his other contemporaries Roy Harper or John Martyn, eventually, your time will come." - Blast First Petite.

Artist: CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
Title: The Polar Bear
Format: CD
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"The Polar Bear is the third album in Yorkshire-born composer, singer, guitarist, and maverick troubadour Michael Chapmans series of improvisational music. The first, 2011s The Resurrection and Revenge of the Clayton Peacock (PTYT 068CD), was Wire magazines #5 album of the year. It was widely well-received by press and fans alike as another highpoint in Chapmans late-blooming career, which has been boosted by the public recognition of his talents from the likes of Thurston Moore, Jack Rose, and Will Oldham. The second in the series, 2012s Pachyderm (PTYT 070CD/LP), is a minimalist masterpiece, a single-chord ambient work quite unlike anything Chapman had ever done before. It won him further widespread supportive reviews and a sold-out UK tour with Moore; out of that tour comes the duo heard on The Polar Bears noise epic "Six, Two, Thirteen." The new record also features Chapmans experiments with cello accompaniment, as well as some pieces showcasing his own atmospheric slide guitar work -- further proof of Chapmans relentless search for new musical adventures. Almost half a century after his 1960s beginnings on EMIs legendary Harvest record label, Chapman, at age 73, is playing better than ever." - Blast First Petite.

Artist: CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
Title: The Polar Bear
Format: LP
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"The Polar Bear is the third album in Yorkshire-born composer, singer, guitarist, and maverick troubadour Michael Chapmans series of improvisational music. The first, 2011s The Resurrection and Revenge of the Clayton Peacock (PTYT 068CD), was Wire magazines #5 album of the year. It was widely well-received by press and fans alike as another highpoint in Chapmans late-blooming career, which has been boosted by the public recognition of his talents from the likes of Thurston Moore, Jack Rose, and Will Oldham. The second in the series, 2012s Pachyderm (PTYT 070CD/LP), is a minimalist masterpiece, a single-chord ambient work quite unlike anything Chapman had ever done before. It won him further widespread supportive reviews and a sold-out UK tour with Moore; out of that tour comes the duo heard on The Polar Bears noise epic "Six, Two, Thirteen." The new record also features Chapmans experiments with cello accompaniment, as well as some pieces showcasing his own atmospheric slide guitar work -- further proof of Chapmans relentless search for new musical adventures. Almost half a century after his 1960s beginnings on EMIs legendary Harvest record label, Chapman, at age 73, is playing better than ever." - Blast First Petite.

Artist: EXCEPTER
Title: Familiar
Format: Double LP
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
Double LP version. "The 500 limited edition double vinyl presents the complete album, but with the addition of a second disc dedicated to the memory of Clare Amory; featuring the 7-minute dark disco warning siren of Excepters Nathan Corbins instrumental "Destroy" on the A-side, and a hand-drawn John Fell Ryan "cabalistic vision of the universe through love and loss" engraving on the B-side. Divine the spinning magick -- the embracing of loss becomes a release. Familiar is Excepters first new all studio recordings album since 2010s U.S. double album releasePresidence (Paw Tracks) which brought the band the international recognition of The Wire magazines cover story, followed in 2011 by the shattering news of the sudden death from cancer of core band memberClare Amory which scattered the wandering band members across their home continent to New York, Los Angeles and New Mexico. In 2012 the band managed to reconvene for a lengthy and successful European tour and also install themselves at Blast First Petites invitation in Studio Faust in alchemical Prague to record the basis of this all-new album. The album is an audio-enhanced continuation of Excepters trademark creepy-crawled odd leg disco, layered with LaLas cosmic sighs and John Fell Ryans atonal, lysergical lyric-poem chants. It also includes Excepters cover of Tim Buckleys "Song to the Siren," which was perhaps best made famous by This Mortal Coils sweet 1983 moonlit version. Here, Excepter deliver instead, a pain-warped invocation to their lost limb." - Blast First.

Artist: EXCEPTER
Title: Familiar
Format: CD
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $16.00

Artist: FAHEY, JOHN
Title: 1978 Live At Audimax Hamburg
Format: DVD
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Shot live for TV by the legendary German music show "Rockpalast", this DVD represents the earliest example of a complete John Fahey concert performance, given on March 17, 1978. The multi-camera filming features detailed close-ups of Faheys playing style, giving Fahey fans a rare insight into what Pete Townshend has called the William Burroughs of the guitar. Faheys 1978 visit to Europe saw him in fine wild form, performing an 10-track set and, as an incredibly rare bonus, a short interview with the maverick iconoclast. All-Region NTSC-compatible DVD in CD digipak. Location: Audimax, Hamburg. John Fahey: vocals, guitar." -Blast First Petite.

Artist: OUTER SPACE
Title: Outer Space 2
Format: LP
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"John Elliot, operating under the moniker Outer Space IS one third of American nu-electronicists, Emeralds. Musically, this is an electronic smorgasbord of five trippy tropes that rip the inner light fantastic. II is the logical progression. It is an effort based on group format, and is an evolution from the debut Outer Space album. The central core of Elliott and Andrew Veres worked to arrange, record, and mix for a new direction and a new sound; headed down a path of cracked concrete and dissolving memory from the aether. Many different textures and composing methods are applied here, to make a more varied and spontaneous array of songs. Experiments ranging from looped, broken m-400, jagged rhythm beds, and modular synthesis. Severing the obsessions of death and anxiety, and creating a work based on "the current," and those involved in the process, II has a different feel with less claustrophobia and more breathable air. Imagine the sounds are a liquid, with different masses and changing color. II is first in a trilogy of sounds to be released in 2012. Its considered to be the second full-length effort by the project. Reality comes first here with a narrative of events that are real and happening right now. Close attention to detail reveals more than what is seen on the surface. The information is presented clearly; its up to the listener to use the intelligence provided for full comprehensive understanding. Guest appearances by: Andrew Veres, Philip J. Whiteside, Drew McDowall, Jeff Hatfield and Adam Miller. Produced with Mellotron M-400 and synthesizer. Sounds mastered by James Plotkin. The artwork features gentle, acidic, shimmering drawings by Graham Lambkin. Printed on a deluxe mirror board and pressed on 150 gram vinyl. Limited edition of 1,000 copies." -Blast First Petite.

Artist: PAN SONIC
Title: Atomin Paluu
Format: Double LP
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $32.00
"Atomin Paluu features the final studio recordings made under the name Pan Sonic (Mika Vainio & Ilpo Vaisanen). Recorded per their usual working methods at Mikas home studio in Berlin from 2005 to 2011 and subsequently edited into this album format by Mika in 2015. The film, Atomin Paluu (2015) is a Finnish production, created by Jussi Eerola and Mika Taanila, documents the building of the first nuclear power plant since the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986 - a project that fell foul of much bureaucratic wrangling and control which manifested itself in the need for over forty cuts of the film. Atomin Paluu, the soundtrack, shows Pan Sonic uniquely using selected third-party field recordings from filming at the building site. As the films soundtrack, these recordings were also bound up in a complex series of delays in the release of the film. The pre-release screenings of the film it won the highly coveted 2015 Nordic Dox Award at the world renowned CPH:DOX festival in Copenhagen. The soundtrack itself brought the greatest recognition and went on to win Best Soundtrack at the Jussi Awards Festival (known as the Finlands Oscars). In typical Pan Sonic style neither member bothered to attend the awards to collect their statuettes." - Blast First Petite.

Artist: PANSONIC/HAINO KEIJI
Title: Synergy Between Mercy And Self-Annihilation Overturned
Format: Double LP
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $32.00
"Limited LP-only release. Blast First Petite presents a studio collaboration between Finnish electronic technicians Pansonic (Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen) and Japanese guitar shaman, Haino Keiji. Recorded only days after their performance together in Berlin that resulted in the powerful and haunting live album Shall I Download A Black Hole And Offer It To You (PTYT 014CD). Synergy Between Mercy And Self-Annihilation Overturned is a more controlled, even tense, affair, where the participants circle each other like gladiators at the Colosseum. No more needs to be said that isnt already alluded to with the fabulous, mysterious track-titles. Housed in a lavish gatefold sleeve with spot-varnished lettering and glossy inner sleeves. Deluxe packaging designed by Stephen OMalley (Khanate, Sunn O))))." -Blast First Petite

Artist: RANK/XEROX
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Data-data-data-data goes the nagging needled guitar. This starts a 26-minute high velocity dystopian call to arms. 1978 shot through the 21st century canon (hello Savages). Tanted, chanted U.S. post-punk rock boy trio with a too-smart, too-cute, small "p"-pop sensibility with one of those mysterious classic cover artworks that, so alluringly simple, it acts as a portal into a whole other dimension. Wire(y), early Liars(y), with a dash of the Scritti trio that combine to make their very own highly potent cocktail of the now. If this doesnt have you jumping round the room, then you are already dead, daddio." -Blast First Petite.

Artist: RANK/XEROX
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $13.00
"Data-data-data-data goes the nagging needled guitar. This starts a 26-minute high velocity dystopian call to arms. 1978 shot through the 21st century canon (hello Savages). Tanted, chanted U.S. post-punk rock boy trio with a too-smart, too-cute, small "p"-pop sensibility with one of those mysterious classic cover artworks that, so alluringly simple, it acts as a portal into a whole other dimension. Wire(y), early Liars(y), with a dash of the Scritti trio that combine to make their very own highly potent cocktail of the now. If this doesnt have you jumping round the room, then you are already dead, daddio." -Blast First Petite.

Artist: REV, MARTIN
Title: Stigmata
Format: LP
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Blast First Petite presents the first vinyl edition of Martin Revs Stigmata (2009). Originally released as a CD (PTYT 040CD). Presented as a neon-orange LP. Edition of 500. "Modern Classical masterpiece" -- Record Collector. "Remarkable electronic musicianship" -- MOJO. "an uncomfortable listen, but bleedin good." - Stool Pigeon.

Artist: SUICIDE
Title: Live 1977-1978
Format: 6CD Box Set
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $47.00
Limited edition of 3000, 6CD set. "Audio verité recordings (mastered by the incomparable Denis Blackham) of Suicide playing live from September 1977 to August 1978. These recordings cover most of their early shows at CBGBs & Maxs plus their first-ever tour across Europe & the UK, these being their dates outside the USA. As you will hear, a crucial year in Suicides development as both musicians and performers and their mission to stretch the label of punk rock to the very limit. The package includes a 40 page booklet of Suicide & Red Star Records memorabilia (including very rare Red Star press releases) from the personal archives of Howard Thompson, the A&R man that signed Suicide to UK label Bronze Records. Only the infamous 23 Minutes Over Brussels has been legally released before. From my very own sleeve notes: This set of recordings are not the faint hearted, nor is it the ideal place to start to those first time listeners seeking an easy entry into the dark and decidedly queasy world of Alan Vega & Marty Revs proto-futuristic, low tech sci-fi musical that they launched on a mostly uncaring world as music group Suicide. Howard Thompsons archive was originally made purely for his personal reference based on a joyless recognition that he was right there seeing history in the making. Weve presented the gigs in the order they happened, all the better to hear how the Suicide live experience develops. If you want homogenized, sanitized, tweaked and combed, P.Cd "punk," put this baby back on eBay and sell it for profit to one who maybe really wants the use of these leather black skrying mirrors." -Paul Smith, blastfirstpetite (2008)

Artist: VAINIO, MIKA
Title: Kilo
Format: Double LP
Label: Blast First Petite
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Double LP version. Mika Vainios first solo album for Blast First sees him return to his classic power electronics/heavy beats approach that made Pan Sonic garner a worldwide reputation. The album developed from Vainios recent live sets to make 10 tersely-titled tracks inspired by the shipping container industry." - Blast First Petite.

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