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27th January 2015
Save The Album | Noel Gallagher on Buying Albums Today

In an interview with Noisey, Oasis frontman, Noel Gallagher was asked how the music industry had changed in the past 20 years, answering that “it’s spinning out of control.”

“It fascinates and infuriates me that people are more willing to sit in a coffee shop and spend a tenner on two coffees and talk about the weather to their friends, and that coffee will last 45 minutes; yet they will physically get angry at you for asking them to buy an album for a tenner which will last a lifetime and might even tell you something about yourself, and might even change your life, or how you dress or the outlook on everything.”

“And it’s a strange moment that we’re in when people will spend money or are willing to spend money on shit. People spend a lot of money on shite apps. Frivolous nonsense, you know, like an app on your phone that makes farting noises. Who has less than 50 apps on their phone? Shite games; video games consoles that cost 500 quid. Do you know how many albums you can buy for 500 quid? I can’t do the maths, but it’s a lot of music innit?"

Gallagher was also asked to give his opinion on Russell Brand and whether he would overthrow the government, Britpop stars and politics, and tells a story of a night out with Morissey.

Watch the video from 1.25 mins to hear his thoughts on album sales.

Do you agree with Noel? Is there anything that you can really get more value for from a tenner than a LP of classic music?

You can join the debate and register your support for buying albums on our Facebook page.

#SaveTheAlbum

 


 

26th January 2015
New Fluidnation Mix

Here is the latest mix from Just Music DJ Ben Mynot, aka Fluidnation. Here are his instructions:

"Listening Instructions:
Headphones on.
Close your eyes.
Listen.

Enjoy. x"

 


 

26th January 2015
Listen Again to Jon Hopkins Radio 1 Residency

Jon Hopkins played the first show of his new BBC Radio 1 residency last Friday night joined by Nosaj Thing. You can listen back to it from the BBC iPlayer here.

 


 

22nd January 2015
Ulrich Schnauss features on new Color Therapy album

Ulrich Schnauss has written a track for Color Therapy’s debut album, Mr. Wolf is Dead. Alongside Ulrich feature the likes of Helios / Keith Kenniff, The Album Lead and Hammock. The LP is due for release March 24th 2015.

Color Therapy is a one man act, composing, engineering and mixing everything from his own home studio. His impressive official remix catalogue already includes Mogwai, Nils Frahm and Peter Broderick. This is how he describes his new album: ”They’re like pop songs from another life that have had the vocals surgically removed and then left out in the rain to become warped and distorted and ruined.”

Listen to “Terrarium” featuring The Album Leaf, taken from Mr. Wolf is Dead:

 


 

19th January 2015

Available for pre-order from Late Night Tales.

 


 

14th January 2015
Jon Hopkins Mixes Late Night Tales

Jon Hopkins has taken charge for the next edition of the Late Night Tales, due for release on 1st March. Amongst the artists Jon has selected feature the likes of Darkstar, Teebs, Nils Frahm, Letherette, Four Tet and Bibio. At the end of the mix there is even an exclusive poem by Rick Holland, a fellow Brian Eno collaborator.

This is what Jon had to say of the project: “Putting this album together was a unique opportunity for me to present music that I have been listening to for years, free from the constraints of a club setting or from trying to stick to one genre.

"I chose tracks not just because they have been important to me but because of how they sit together, putting as much thought into the transitions and overall narrative as I did into the track choices. I mixed by key and by texture more than anything else, using original sound design, pivot notes, and often recording new synth or piano parts to link things together in a way that flows as naturally as possible.

Check out this free sampler below:



Tracklist
01. Ben Lukas Boysen ­- Sleepers Beat Theme
02. Darkstar - Hold Me Down
03. HolyOther­ - YrLove
04. Teebs - Verbena Tea with Rebekah Raff
05. Nils Frahm ­- More
06. Songs Of Green Pheasant - I Am Daylights
07. Jonsi & Alex Daniell - In The Sea
08. Evenings - Babe
09. Letherette ­- After Dawn
10. Jon Hopkins - I Remember (Yeasayer cover version)
11. David Holmes ­- Hey Maggy
12. Alela Diane ­- Lady Divine
13. Four Tet ­- Gillie Amma I Love You
14. School Of Seven Bells ­- Connjur
15. Peter Broderick - And It's Alright (Nils Frahm Remix)
16. Health - Before Tigers (Gold Panda Remix)
17. Last Days - Missing Photos
18. Bibio - Down To The Sound
19. A Winged Victory For The Sullen ­- Requiem For The Static King 1
20. Helios ­- Emancipation
21. Rick Holland - I Remember (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

The release is available now on pre-order from Late Night Tales.

 


 

14th January 2015

Some very creative sampling of a bowhead whale by Digitonal.

 


 

14th January 2015

In case you missed it back in November last year, you can now listen to the full BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix by Jon Hopkins.

Tracklisting
Bvdub & Loscil - Moirai (Glacial Movements)
Rapoon - Alchiva (Robin Storey)
Barker & Baumecker - Spur (Clark Remix) (Warp)
Jon Hopkins - Interlude (unreleased)
Seefeel - Industrious (Too Pure)
Jon Hopkins - Abandon Window (Moderat Remix) (Domino)
Recondite - The Fade (Ghostly)
Dan Deacon - Surprise Stefani (Luke Abbott Remix) (Domino)
Untold - Just For You (Hotflush)
Skudge - Mobius (Indigo Aera)
Agoria & Francesco Tristano - Kick The Peace part 1 (Different)
Fairmont - 3 cities (Traum Shallpatten)
Daniel Avery - Naive Response (Phantasy)
I Break Horses - Faith (The Field Remix) (Bella Union)
Gary beck - Algoreal (Soma Quality Recordings)
James Holden - The Illuminations (12" version) (Border Community)
Wesley Matsell - Bismuth (Cambria Instruments)
Jon Hopkins - Collider (Pangaea Remix) (Domino)
Clark - Growls Garden (Nathan Fake Remix) (Warp)
Mux Mool - Crackers (Ghostly)
Dr. Smith (Tube Jerk remix) - Lamonde
Boddika & Joy orbison - In Here (Sunklo)
Mogg & Naudascher - Moon Unit part 2 (Supersoul)
panda bear - drone (Paw Tracks)

 


 

13th January 2015

If an electronic track can be a limpid pool, this one is. Not a ripple touches the surface, not a single speck of dust clouds the glassy stillness. Weightless the album contains five more similarly translucently gorgeous tracks.”
The Sunday Times

An ethereal sense of eternally free flowing dimensions...worth the wait.”
DJ Mag 8/10

Uncut 8/10

Out Now:
JM Store
| iTunes | Amazon

Watch the video for Weightless:

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"A mighty piece of work"
5/5 DMC World

"An album of intelligent genre-hopping"
4/5 Mojo

"One of the albums of 2014"
5/5 Globetronica

"A highly contagious album worth revisiting time and time again"
Igloomag

"The pair are at the top of their game"
The Crack

"post rock soundscapes of Fuck Buttons or even Mogwai"
The Skinny

Out Now:
JM Store
| iTunes | Amazon

Watch the video for Form | Function:

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“British ambient band Marconi Union has drummed up the world's most relaxing song: Weightless is 8 mins 10 sec. of aural bliss"
(Best Inventions of the Year) Time Magazine

"An excellent compilation from the always interesting Just Music label"
Sunday Times

Out Now:
JM Store
| iTunes | Amazon
 

 


 

5th January 2015
Save The Album | Albums of 2015

As we close the book on the festive holidays and get back into the swing of normal life, it’s also a perfect time to look ahead to some of the most anticipated albums due for release in 2015. Here is a list of some of the big ones to look out for over the next 12 months.

May each one be a beacon of hope for our beloved LP format. #SaveTheAlbum

  • The Decemberists – What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
  • Matthew E. White – Fresh Blood
  • Beach House – TBA
  • Chromatics – Dear Tommy
  • James Blake – TBA
  • Belle and Sebastian, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
  • Lupe Fiasco, Tesuo & Youth
  • Mark Ronson, Uptown Special
  • Madonna, Rebel Heart
  • Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams
  • Kid Cudi, Man on the Moon III
  • Lana Del Rey, Music to Watch Boys To
  • Adele, 25
  • Modest Mouse – Strangers to Ourselves
  • Will Butler – Policy
  • Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon
  • Twin Shadow – Eclipse
  • Laura Marling – Short Movie
  • My Morning Jacket – TBA

What other albums are you excited to hear? Let us know on our Facebook page.