Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Release Highlights March 23rd (March 26th for the UK)


The G-Man Release Of The Week is :

Other People's Problems by Breton

Film-makers turned musicians Breton release their charitably-titled debut record Other People's Problems this Friday. Breton's visionary Roman RappakField is a bit obsessed with field recordings and it is from his own personal collection comes Other People's Problems, a musical interpretation of the surrealist game The Exquisite Corpse. Cue the official press bit...

"Other People’s Problems” seditious sound was formulated at the band’s creative HQ The Lab, a disused bank in Kennington, south London. It’s here that this outfit live, rehearse, and make their music. It’s also where they create their films, videos and remixes with meticulous attention to detail under their cinematic wing BretonLABS.

The band then took their album from the dingy grey urban surrounds of the Lab and relocated to Iceland for a week to record it at Sigur Ros’ studio in Reykjavik, which added yet another dimension to its sound. The final task was the addition of brass and strings. Breton sent some basic parts to German composer and personal hero Hauschka in Berlin, who recorded them with an orchestra of violinists, cellists and trumpet players to create an incredible piece of music worthy of a film score. He sent back the parts to Breton who then chopped up and sampled them into select album tracks – so the classical was redefined. And with that the album finally reached the end of its own game of “The Exquisite Corpse”."


Official Breton website


Other ditties/releases of note this weekend including a few releases from last weekend when I was off galavanting, jazz-style...

La Sera - Sees The Light


Pinkunoizu - Free Time!


Protobaby - The Spark


The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet


No Monster Club - Dublin


*If anyone is about Cork I recommend popping in to Jim and Albert in Plugd Records. The new store is up and running on Tobin Street as part of the new Triskel Arts Centre and you can even have a cup of tea and a bite to eat in their new café, Gulpd.

If you are located elsewhere I strongly recommend picking up at least one album when you can from your local independent store. Most independents now take orders by email and post out the stock if you are unable to get to the store so it may be worth checking out.

Current list of independent record stores in the Republic of Ireland (obviously still a work in progress):

Cork
Plugd Recordsplugdrecords.blogspot.com
(Located on 1st floor of Triskel Arts Centre on Tobin Street - behind Soho off Grand Parade)

Dublin
Tower Recordswww.towerrecords.ie
(6-8 Wicklow Street - just off Grafton Street)

Elastic Witch - elastic-witch.tumblr.com
(Located at the back of the Twisted Pepper on the ground floor - 54 Middle Abbey Street)

Galway
Wingnut Records - www.facebook.com/wingnutrecords
(Located in The Bell, Book and Candle at Small Crane)

Waterford
Wingnut Records - www.facebook.com/wingnutrecords
(Located in Hard Times, 2 Peter Street - just at the entrance to City Square)


Coming Soon :

Deer Tick - Divine Providence (March 30th)
Willis Earl Beal - Acousmatic Sorcery (March 30th)
De La Soul Plug 1 & Plug 2 presents - First Serve (March 30th)
Clark - Iradelphic (March 30th)
Lightships - Electric Cables (March 30th)

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls (April 6th)
The Cornshed Sisters - Tall Tales (April 6th)
Twin Terrace - Plural (April 6th)
Hal - The Time, The Hour (April 13th)
Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light (April 13th)
Maps & Atlases - Beware and Be Grateful (April 13th)
Cancer Bats - Dead Set On Living (April 13th)
Jack White - Blunderbuss (April 20th)
Lissy Trullie - Lissy Trullie (April 20th)
Halves - Live at the Unitarian Church (April 21st Record Store Day!)
Lower Dens - Nootropics (April 27th)

Simian Mobile Disco - Unpatterns (May 11th)
Best Coast - The Only Way (May 11th)
Squarepusher - Ufabulum (May 11th)
Foreign Slippers - Farewell To The Ghosts (May 18th)


*All dates subject to change
**If anything is missing please let me know, especially unsigned bands!