Friday, March 24, 2006

AFX - Chosen Lords - CD - Pre-order information

The relase date is rapidly approaching for what is undoubtedly going to be one of the albums of the year... AFX - Chosen Lords. It's due for release on Monday April 10th and we are now taking pre-orders with the following special deal:

Anyone who pre-orders a copy will get it for the mighty fine price of £9.99... surely something of a bargain!

Additionally, the first 20 people to pre-order themslves a copy will receive a copy of the Rephlex compilation 'Rephlexions' on CD COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE!

And if that wasn't enough anyone who pre-orders a copy will also be automatically entered into a draw to win themselves one of 2 copies of the LIMITED EDITION 100 COPIES ONLY SPECIAL VERSION of the CD (in the alternate packaging) instead of the normal version. Can't be bad, eh?

All pre-orders should be e-mailed to along with your name, address and telephone number so that we can contact you for payment details when it arrives in stock.

Remember... it's fastest fingers first!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Isan In-store show @ Smallfish - Thursday 16th March

Yes! This one's going to be a biggie!

The mighty Isan are coming to play an in-store show at Smallfish on Thursday 16th March at 7.30pm!

These guys will need no introduction at all, but suffice to say that they are still amongst the most highly respected UK Electronica artists around. A beautiful sound but with a real punch in the bottom end, they have consistently impressed over the years.

All we can say is that we're thrilled and we would urge anyone who plans to come down to be there ON TIME as it's very possibly going to be a busy one.

Bring a beer and some friends and once again enjoy some great free music here at Smallfish.

Smallfish Records - 329 Old Street - London - EC1V 9LE - Nearest Tube: Old Street

Smallfish hits Myspace!

Finally we caved in!

Everybody else seemed to be doing it so I figured we should join in the fun and games.

Why not drop on over to and add yourself to our friends list?

We'll be doing regular updates on events and happenings at the shop and, you never know, we might even post up some of the music being written by the Smallfish crew!

That'd be nice wouldn't it?

Hope to see you there!

Oto-graph - Sounds In Motion - Ryoondo-tea - CD

Ryoondo-tea is another one of those excellent Japanese labels that release delightfully melodic Electronica that's relatively hard to get hold of.

Their new release comes from Oto-graph and really is a little belter!

Melancholy, perky and very, very sweet it uses electronics and organic sounds to create a lush palette from which they've arranged some lovely tunes. Chopped-up samples and fresh rhythms feature along with a similar musical element to, for example, the work of Keiichi Sugimoto (aka Fonica). It has a less experimental sound, though, and there's a purity here that's very easy-going and very appealing.

As ever, if you're into electronic music in any way, this label is always worth checking out.

Available now for £11.99.

Mille Plateaux / Force Inc. Back Catalogue - IN STOCK

One of the most influential labels of modern times, Mille Plateaux was responsible for some seminal releases - just look at their back catalogue and you'll see what I mean.

Initially a collaboration between Air Liquide's Blue label and the already well established Force Inc. Music Works it was created to represent the more leftfield, Electronica-based side of the sounds they were creating.

Looking back at albums such as the 'Modulation & Transformation' series, the 'Clicks & Cuts' series and watershed releases from artists such as Alec Empire, Wolfgang Voigt (aka Gas), Steel, Oval, SND and many more, you get a sense of just how important their output really was.

Bearing that in mind I'm pleased to say that we've struck gold in the way of old and exciting bits from the back catalogue.

Included in this windfall are albums from the likes of Dan Abrams (aka Shuttle358), Shuttle358, Frank Bretschneider, SND, Geoff White, Mikael Stavostrand (aka Vita), Donnacha Costello, Sutekh, Twerk, Achim Wollscheid (on Ritornel), Stephan Mathieu, Sturm and many many more.

These releases are on Mille Plateaux, Force Inc., Force Lab and, of course, Ritornel and feature some truly wonderful music.

If you're into Electronica and fancy hearing some of the best music that came out in the last 10 years, do yourself a favour and check these out!

RF - Views Of Distant Towns - Plop - CD

Finally, the new Plop CD from RF is available and it's an absolute beauty. Feturing a host of live musicians and instruments it uses gentle electronic processing to form a melancholy and beautiful sound that's one part Post-Rock, another part Folk and yet another Electronica.

There are vocals as well and they form an interesting part of the album by seeming more like an instrument than anything else... breathy, sultry and full of atmosphere.

A superb album available for £12.99.