The Gasman – Controlled Hallucination on sale now

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The Gasman – Controlled Hallucination – on double marbled recycled vinyl LPs (HUM23), CD (HUM26) and streaming/download. ORDER now.

To order direct from us send a PayPal payment to ononist@onophonic.com using the pricing below. You can also buy from iTunes, Juno, and the usual discerning physical outlets.

  • Double marbled recycled vinyl LPs £22.50 inc. postage & packaging in the UK. £24.50 inc. p & p in Europe, £27.00 in rest of the world.
  • CD £12.00 including postage & packaging in the UK. £14.50 inc. p & p in Europe, £16.00 in rest of the world.
  • Both LP and CD £32.50 including postage & packaging in the UK. £34.50 inc. p & p in Europe, £37.00 in rest of the world.

For other international shipping prices, and multiple orders, please reply to this email and we will get a quote for you.

Controlled Hallucination set

Track listing:

 

A1 New Chair

A2 Flash 6

A3 Rotorn

A4 Tic 3000

B1 Retention

B2 Cessation

B3 Wizards Sleeve

B4 Ufoluta

C1 SII 2

C2 Spark 7

C3 Torse

C4 Anti Notice

D1 CTTE

D2 Rhombus

D3 Controlled Hallucination

D4 Ataraxy

You can watch a video, and we do mean video, for Torse here. You can hear a special sample mix from the album here.

Some early reviews say:

‘The very notion of IDM is to devalue everything that came before it, and Controlled Hallucination is a throwback to this period of exponential growth in the post-rave landscape…Controlled Hallucination is very much of a time when the pills were still good’– God Is In The TV Zine

‘BEST ALBUM SINCE 013’ – Noel Heroux out of Mass Gothic

‘heard it today, it’s a maelstromic vortexial affair, almost overwhelming but in a good way. Was driving through Oxfordshire in glorious autumnal sunshine and almost got teary eyed’ – Étienne Rodes out of Spratley’s Japs

‘loving this record’ – Craig Fortnam out of North Sea Radio Orchestra

‘ITS LIKE THIS FILM NEVER ENDING STORY. MAKING ME MORE CRAZY IN HEAD WITH HANGOVER’ – Gasman’s mates wife

 

The Gasman has dedicated Controlled Hallucinations to Dr Tim Smith of Cardiacs in the run-out groove.

 

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Crayola Lectern – Happy Endings and much much more

We have been very busy at Onomatopoeia Records and have several unique and beguiling releases coming in the next few months of which Crayola Lectern – Happy Endings is the first. It will be released on opaque vinyl LP with download code (HUM24), CD (HUM25), and download.  Release date 1st June, pre-orders open NOW to ship next week.

“I didn’t get where I am today by going in the right direction,” opined Crayola Lectern on the final track of his critically acclaimed debut, The Fall And Rise Of…, indeed going in the wrong direction and getting lost has allowed that extra space to take the dream that bit further into The Zone.

Happy Endings is an album of extraordinary music, borne of an extravagance of imagination, unfettered by convention or fashion, poised rather sexily in some other dimension beyond the usual parameters. With this in mind, we have decided to call it ”psychedelic.”

Death and love crop up a lot on this LP, with a sacred/profane, soulful/irreverent, silly yet deadly serious wisdom, which recognises the universality of its themes, allowing them to gently explode into your ears. Crayola is reaching out here. The contradictory nature of stuff can be seen in the album’s cover image of his grandmother on her wedding day.
With this in mind, Happy Endings could be viewed as an optimistic take on death.

It’s musick with a “K”

Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins, Lost Horizons and boss of Bella Union Records says this:

An absolutely superb new album from one of the UK’s most underrated mavericks. Imagine Robert Wyatt, High Llamas, Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne and Todd Rundgen all in one magnificent human. That’s Crayola Lectern. Superb arrangements throughout, (I am sure I even heard a kazoo amongst some trumpets!) and in common with all the above I suppose, a sense of adventure and playfulness is evident throughout. One of my favourites of the year so far.”

The players are:

Crayola Lectern: voices, piano, vibraphone, cz101, oboe, alto saxophone, acoustic and electric guitars.

Jon Poole: keyboards, subotron, harmonium, bells, timpani and spacecraft.

Alistair Strachan: cornet, flugelhorn, melodica, omnichord and percussion.

Bob Leith: drums.

Christian Hayes: electric guitar on Lingeron, Lux, (No More) Happy Endings and Finale.

Damo Waters: drums on Rescue Mission

Jake Rousham: needy robot bleeps on Rescue Mission.

We can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

Track listing:

01 Rescue Mission
02 Submarine
03 Lingeron
04 Barbara’s Persecution Complex
05 Giant Moon Up In The Sky
06 Lux
07 Don’t (Let Go)
08 Secrets
09 (No More) Happy Endings
10 Finale

 

To order direct from us send a PayPal payment to ononist@onophonic.com using the pricing below. You can, of course, also buy from iTunes, Juno, and the usual physical outlets from 1st of June, but it is better for the label and artiste if you buy direct from us.

  • LP £19.50 inc. postage & packaging in the UK. £21.00 inc. p & p in Europe. £22.50 including shipping to the US and rest of the world.
  • CD £12.00 including postage & packaging in the UK. £14.50 inc. p & p in Europe. £15.50 including shipping to the US and rest-of the world.
  • Both LP and CD £29.50 including postage & packaging in the UK. £31.00 inc. p & p in Europe. £32.50 including shipping to the US and rest of the world

For multiple orders, please reply to this email and we will get a quote for you

Crayola Lectern – concert performances

Crayola Lectern are performing on the following occasions to mark the release of the album and display their chops.

1st June at The Rose Hill, Brighton. A hometown performance on the official album release day. Click to find out more.

8th June at Denton’s Lounge on Worthing Pier. Details not available on line yet. Oh we do like to be beside the seaside…..

17th September at The Komedia, Brighton with Lost Horizons and Penelope Isles. This part is a different colour and you know why.

Upcoming noise

The next few months will be our busiest yet. We are thrilled beyond delight to be able to announce the following releases. Many are very close to completion and our aim is for all to be released within a few months. You will be hearing much more from us about these bands and releases imminently.

The Gasman – Controlled Hallucination. Double coloured recycled vinyl LP (HUM23), CD (HUM26) and download. Out summer 2018.

Hurtling – Future From Here. Vinyl LP (HUM27), CD (HUM28) and download. Out autumn 2018.

My Bus – Our Life In The Desert. Vinyl LP (HUM29), CD (HUM30) and download. Out autumn 2018. My Bus is a new collaboration between Butterfly Child and Papa Sprain.

Stephen EvEns – Employee Of The Month. Vinyl LP, CD and download.

Barringtone – title tbc. Vinyl LP, CD and download.

Hurtling show for your calendar and attendance

31st May at The legendary 100 Club, London with Wussy. Clickety click.

Barringtone shows for your calendar and attendance

26th May at The Windmill, Brixton with Milk Disco and Show Boy.

8th June at London’s Shacklewell Arms. Bumf and gubbins.

Stephen EvEns shows for your calendar and attendance

28th July at The Albert, Brighton.

 

 

 

BIFF! Robin Hood Gardens pre-order, 11 shows, 10th birthday

A.J. Holmes – Robin Hood Gardens clear vinyl 10” (HUM19) – pre-order NOW

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A.J. Holmes previous artistic peaks have been as a member of They Came From The Stars I Saw Them, The Vanishing Breed and A.J. Holmes & The Hackney Empire. We are delighted to announce that pre-orders are open NOW for shipping two weeks ahead of the official 21st July release date. All orders will be accompanied by a promo CD while stocks last.
To order direct from us send a PayPal payment to ononist@onophonic.com using the pricing below. You can, of course, also buy from iTunes (digital pre-orders are open here), Juno, and the usual physical outlets from 21st July, but it is better for the label and artiste if you buy direct from us.
• £11.50 including postage & packaging in the UK. £14.50 inc. p & p in Europe.
• There will also be an ultra-special one-off pressing on concrete. One for the A side, one for the B side. These discs are under construction, literally, and will be works of art in and of themselves.
For other international shipping prices, and multiple orders, please reply to this email and we will get a quote for you.
You can stream and read more about this unique record, and the idiosyncratic recording methods involved HERE.
In brief, A.J. Holmes has made a record that captures an echo of a vanishing utopia.

Holmes has recorded a specifically composed collection of songs at Robin Hood Gardens, a residential housing estate in Poplar, London designed in the1960s by architects Alison and Peter Smithson, completed in 1972 and at the time of this recording, scheduled for demolition. The songs were recorded live in various spaces around the site and no post-production, processing or effects were used.

In this era of current housing crisis in London; the aim was to capture the sound of an environment that would soon no longer be there, capturing an echo – literally – of an era of post-war social democracy and public housing boom (seen then as a solution to the housing shortage).

This is Holmes’s homage to Robin Hood Gardens, the people that live / lived there and the architects Alison and Peter Smithson.

 

Barringtone – Dream Boys/Pet Gazelles 7” (HUM20)
The next Barringtone single is their second double A side. This time pairing Dream Boys with Pet Gazelles. We will let you know about pre-orders and more Barringtone shows very soon. After this their next move is to hunker down and finish their debut album.

…….PERFORMANCES, SHOWS, GIGS, GIGS, GIGS……….
The stars have aligned and many Onomatopoeia acts are performing in the next few weeks. In chronological order they are:

4th July: Stephen EvEns with Tex Pistols at Nell’s Jazz & Blues Bar, London.

8th July: A.J. Holmes with Jacob & Drinkwater and The Chorões at Daylight Music, Union Chapel, London.

8th July: William D Drake, Lewisham People’s Day, Mounstfield Park, Stainton Road.
9th July: Stephen EvEns with Spratley’s Japs and Hurtling at The Green Door Store, Brighton.
11th July: Barringtone with Mutes and Goldblooms at Shacklewell Arms, London.
15th July: Barringtone with Wax Stag and DJ Fran Green at The Big WoW, Sheffield.

15th July: William D. Drake with North Sea Radio Orchestra, Sacred Trinity Church, Salford, Manchester.

21st July: A.J. Holmes, Robin Hood Gardens launch show at The Festival Inn, Poplar, London.

26th August: William D. Drake with Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place, Shrubbies, Bob Drake, Lost Crowns, DJ’s Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi at The Alphabet Business Convention, Salisbury Arts Centre.

31st August: William D. Drake with Bob Drake at the Komedia, Brighton.

16th September: Onomatopoeia Records 10th Birthday Party at New Cross Inn, London.. An all-day (15:00-2:00) mini-festival. Artistes from across the catalogue will play or perform. Full details to follow.

We hope to see you at many, most and more of these events.

Stephen EvEns – Bonjour Poulet pre-orders OPEN

Onomatopoeia Records is proud to announce pre-orders for:

Stephen EvEns – Bonjour Poulet – on LP (HUM17), CD (HUM18), made to order open reel ¼ inch tape (HUM21) and download.

 

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You may know Stephen EvEns as the drummer behind Graham Coxon. You may know Stephen EvEns as the occasional sticksman behind The Damned. You may know Stephen EvEns as the rhythmic backbone of William D Drake’s band, Charlotte Hatherley, and, for one brief week, Cardiacs. You may even know him as Stuffy accompanied by his Fuses.

Now get to know Stephen EvEns the songsmith, the maudlin geetar plucker and blistering noisemangler. Get to know of his embittered heart (latterly mended) and the disturbed warpings of his mind in a time of duress. Be thankful that this darkness has now lifted from him and for the musical artefact left to tell the tale. Bonjour Poulet is that artefact in the form of a 43 minute song book that mixes the spirit of Yo La Tengo and Ivor Cutler with broken friendships and human error.

In the words of Mr EvEns himself:
“The songs are beautiful and the words are horrible. I don’t know why you don’t think
that’s a good thing.”

We are delighted to announce that pre-orders for this magnificent opus are open NOW for immediate shipping.

To order direct from us send a PayPal payment to ononist@onophonic.com using the pricing below. You can, of course, also buy from iTunes, Juno, and the usual physical outlets from 17th February, but it is better for the label and artiste if you buy direct from us.

• LP £18.50 inc. postage & packaging in the UK. £20.00 inc. p & p in Europe.
• CD £12.00 including postage & packaging in the UK. £14.50 inc. p & p in Europe.
• Both LP and CD £28.50 including postage & packaging in the UK. £30.00 inc. p & p in Europe.
• ¼ inch open reel tape (aka reel to reel tape) £60.00 including postage & packing in the UK. £61.50 inc. p & p in Europe. Note that these reel-to-reel tape versions are made to order and will be accompanied by photographs and personalised items from Mr EvEns. Therefore they might be ultra-ultra-rare. Or we might sell 3 million of them. We just don’t know.

For other international shipping prices, and multiple orders, please reply to this email and we will get a quote for you.

At time of writing there are eight shows remaining on Mr EvEns current tour. FOUR of these are with William D. Drake, TWO of which are with label-friends Arch Garrison, and ONE of which is with label-friends MUMMY. The 9th of March is a gala performance extra-special Onomatopoeia Records QUADRUPLE bill featuring William D. Drake, Stephen EvEns, Barringtone, Rolf’n’Sam AND a DJ set from The Gasman. All for only £3 or FREE if you wear a shirt and tie.

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We hope to see you at one or more of these events.

Revere Reach is officially OUT NOW

Midnight 15th June 2015 – Revere Reach is officially OUT NOW

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We couldn’t be happier than to confirm that Revere Reach is out now.

You can buy CDs and vinyl LPs direct from us. For UK orders a CD is £12.00 including P&P; vinyl is £18.50 also including P&P and with the addition of a free CD promo while stocks last. Payments by paypal to ononist@onophonic.com.

For international orders or multiple UK orders please email onoman@onophonic.com with your postal address. We will be back to you with an order total within 24 hours.

For downloads please go to the official William D Drake bandcamp page.

We thank you, as always, for your support and trust that you will enjoy, and in time treasure, this sumptuous album.

Barringtone – Feverhead/Foxes & Brimstone 7” (HUM12)

Barringtone – Feverhead/Foxes & Brimstone 7” (HUM12)

Released 2nd March 2015 on limited edition of 250 7” vinyl & download. You can pre-order now direct from us for £4.50 inc. postage in the UK. Paypal toononist@onophonic.com or email onoman@onophonic.com for international shipping or any questions. Free promo CD with all orders while stocks last.

There is a launch gig at The Shacklewell Arms, London on 4thMarch – free entry to all.

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HUM12 is a double A-side from Barringtone available on 7” vinyl (250 only) or download.

Barringtone are: Barry Dobbin, formerly of Clor, (Guitar and Vox), Connan Cooledge (Bass) and Boomer Opperman (Drums) – they create an avant-pop/rock deconstructionist sound that weaves along an intrepid path. A heady mix of power pop, anthemic rock riffs, guitar/synth wig-outs and off-kilter vox are enthusiastically pulled apart and reformed with unapologetic vigour.

“Feverhead/Foxes & Brimstone” showcases the benefits of their eclectic approach, balancing the complexities of out-there prog with the direct motorik drive and brevity of pure melodic pop.

Track listing:

A Feverhead 3:02

AA Foxes & Brimstone 4:51

Go to the release page for soundclips and more info including ordering

Where The Sands Turn To Gold

The Sunday Times has the Azusa Plane collection I compiled for RocketGirl in their leftfield list of the year. Fitting tribute for Jason DiEmilio.