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On June 25, 1990.

On June 25, 1990, “4AD” label released “Livonia”, the debut His Name Is Alive album. It was recorded 1985 – 1990, at “Graceland Studios” in New Boston, Michigan, and Warren Defever’s house in Livonia, Michigan, and was produced by Warren Defever, Ivo Watts-Russell, and John Fryer.

Personnel:

  • Warren Defever – guitars, basses, samples
  • Karin Oliver – vocals
  • Angie Carozzo – vocals
  • Jymn Auge – guitar
  • Tracy – bassoon
  • Damian Lang – percussion
  • Ivo Watts-Russell, John Fryer – mixing
  • Vaughan Oliver/v23 – art direction, design
  • Chris Bigg – design assistance
  • Beverly Carruthers – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Defever, Karin Oliver, Angie Carozzo, Jymn Auge, Tracy and Damian Lang.

  1. As We Could Ever
  2. e-nicole
  3. If July
  4. Some and I
  5. fossil
  6. E-Nicole
  7. Caroline’s Supposed Demon
  8. Fossil
  9. reincarnation
  10. You and I Have Seizures
  11. How Ghosts Affect Relationships
  12. Darkest Dreams

On June 22, 2018.

On June 22, 2018, “4AD” label released “Kazuashita”, the sixth Gang Gang Dance studio album. It was recorded in 2018, and was produced by Brian Degraw.

Personnel:

  • Liz Bougatsos – lead vocals
  • Brian DeGraw – guitar, drums
  • Josh Diamond – guitar
  • Shiyé Bidziil – vocals
  • Oliver Payne – vocals
  • Ryan Sawyer – drums
  • Jack Walls – vocals
  • Josh Druckman – engineer
  • Sean Maffucci – engineer
  • Patrick Higgins – engineer
  • Andrew Barker – engineer
  • Jorge Elbrecht – mixing
  • Heba Kadry – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Infirma Terrae
  2. J-Tree
  3. Lotus
  4. Birth Canal
  5. Kazuashita
  6. Young Boy (Marika in Amerika)
  7. Snake Dub
  8. Too Much, Too Soon
  9. Novae Terrae
  10. Salve on the Sorrow

On June 1, 2009.

On June 1, 2009, “4AD” label released “Until the Earth Begins to Part”, the debut Broken Records studio album. It was recorded in January 2009, at “Monnow Valley Studio” in Monmouth, and was produced by Ian Caple, James Sutherland, Rory Sutherland, Ian Turnbull, Arne Kolb, Dave Smith, Andrew Keeny and David Fothergill.

Personnel:

  • Jamie Sutherland – vocals
  • Rory Sutherland – violin, guitar, accordion
  • Ian Turnbull – guitar, piano, accordion
  • Arne Kolb – cello
  • Dave Smith – piano, trumpet
  • David Fothergill – bass
  • Andrew Keeny – drums
  • E. Harvard – tenor horn
  • J. Pippen – trombone
  • C. Sefton – tuba
  • D. Guy – double bass
  • J. Bayley – viola
  • Ian Caple – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Manning – engineer assistant
  • Jean-Pierre Chalbos – mastering
  • Sarah Foley – art direction, design, illustrations

Track listing:

  1. Nearly Home
  2. If the News Makes You Sad, Don’t Watch It
  3. Until the Earth Begins to Part
  4. A Promise
  5. Thoughts on a Picture (In a Paper, January 2009)
  6. If Eilert Loveborg Wrote a Song, It Would Sound Like This
  7. Wolves
  8. Ghosts
  9. A Good Reason
  10. Slow Parade

On May 3, 2019.

On May 3, 2019, “4AD” label released “U.F.O.F.”, the third Big Thief studio album. It was recorded in June 2018, at “Bear Creek” in Woodinville, WA, and was produced by Andrew Sarlo.

Personnel:

  • Adrianne Lenker – vocals, choir, acoustic and electric guitar, SK5, piano, chimes, breath, percussion, ambience
  • Buck Meek – vocals, choir, electric guitar, clap, feedback, ambience
  • Max Oleartchik – choir, bass, bass drone, piano, bells, breath, shake
  • James Krivchenia – vocals, choir, drums, percussion, SK5, magic box, chimes, breath (8), Moog, tambourine, drum fill, ambience 
  • Zoë Lenker – choir
  • Andrew Sarlo – wind, ambience
  • Dom Monks – ambience, engineering, mixing
  • Taylor Carroll – engineer assistant
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Sarah Schiesser – design, layout
  • Dustin Condren – cover photography
  • Alison Fielding – production design

Track listing:

All tracks by Adrianne Lenker.

  1. Contact
  2. U.F.O.F.
  3. Cattails
  4. From
  5. Open Desert
  6. Orange
  7. Century
  8. Strange
  9. Betsy
  10. Terminal Paradise
  11. Jenni
  12. Magi Dealer

On April 10, 2007.

On April 10, 2007, “4AD” label released “23” the seventh Blonde Redhead studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “The Magic Shop” and “Stay Gold” in New York City, and was produced by Kazu Makino, Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace/

Personnel:

  • Kazu Makino – vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Amedeo Pace – lead guitar, keyboards, drums
  • Simone Pace – vocals, bass
  • Chris Coady – robot voice
  • Morgan King – French horn
  • Skúli Sverrisson – bass
  • Chris Coady – recording
  • Andy Savours – engineering
  • Brian Thorn – engineering
  • Ted Young – engineering
  • Eddie Jackson – engineering, editing
  • Alan Moulder – mixing
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Mitchell Froom – assistance
  • Alexander Gelman – creative direction
  • Alex Gross – artwork
  • David Heasty – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Kazu Makino, Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace.

  1. 23
  2. Dr. Strangeluv
  3. The Dress
  4. SW
  5. Spring and Summer Fall
  6. Silently
  7. Publisher
  8. Heroine
  9. Top Ranking
  10. My Impure Hair

On March 22, 2010.

On March 22, 2010, “4AD” label released “Serena-Maneesh 2: Abyss in B Minor”, the second Serena Maneesh studio album. It was recorded 2008 – 2010, and was produced by Emil Nikolaisen.

Personnel:

  • Emil Nikolaisen – vocals, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, editing, additional recording, additional overdubbing
  • Hilma Nikolaisen – vocals, bass
  • Tommy Akerholdt – drums
  • Eivind Schou – violin
  • Christian Engfelt – recording, overdubbing
  • Bjarne Stensli – additional recording, additional overdubbing
  • Daniel C. Smith – additional recording, additional overdubbing
  • Don Dons – gong recording
  • Nick Terry – editing, mixing, additional overdubbing
  • Ray Staff – mastering
  • Tom Kvålsvoll – master edit
  • Dangermüz – design
  • Lars Petter Pettersen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Emil Nikolaisen.

  1. Ayisha Abyss
  2. I Just Want to See Your Face
  3. Reprobate!
  4. Melody for Jaana
  5. Blow Yr Brains in the Morning Rain
  6. Honeyjinx
  7. D.I.W.S.W.T.T.D.
  8. Magdalena (Symphony #8)

On March 19, 2013.

On March 19, 2013, “4AD” label released “Tales from Terra Firma”, the second Stornoway studio album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Brian Briggs, Jonathan Ouin, Oli Stedman and Rob Stedman.

Personnel:

  • Brian Briggs – vocals, guitar, mixing, arranger
  • Jonathan Ouin – keyboards, arranger
  • Oli Steadman – bass, arranger
  • Rob Steadman – drums, arranger
  • Katie Samways – baritone saxophone
  • Ollie Weston – tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Tamar Osborn – clarinet
  • Adam Briggs – trumpet, dulcimer, glockenspiel, percussion
  • Tom Allan – trumpet
  • Toby Kelly – bass clarinet
  • Alasdair Malloy – glass harmonica
  • Rahul Satija – violin
  • Susie Attwood – violin
  • George Shilling – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Steve Fallon – mastering
  • Kirini Kopcke – artwork, design
  • Rob Steadman – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Briggs, except where noted.

  1. You Take Me as I Am
  2. Farewell Appalachia – Brian Briggs, Jonathan Ouin
  3. The Bigger Picture
  4. (A Belated) Invite to Eternity
  5. Hook, Line, Sinker
  6. Knock Me on the Head – Jonathan Ouin
  7. The Great Procrastinator
  8. The Ones We Hurt the Most
  9.  November Song

On March 15, 2004.

On March 15, 2004, “4AD” label released “Misery Is a Butterfly”, the sixth Blonde Redhead studio album. It was recorded March – April 2003, at “Long View Farm” in North Brookfield, Massachusetts, and was produced by Guy Picciotto.

Personnel:

  • Kazu Makino – vocals, clavinet, guitar, programming, string arrangements, art direction, design
  • Amedeo Pace – vocals, guitar, baritone guitar, programming, string arrangements, art direction, design
  • Simone Pace – drums, percussion, electronics, programming, string arrangements, art direction, design
  • Eyvind Kang – viola, violin, string arrangements
  • Jane Scarpantoni – cello
  • Skúli Sverrisson – bass
  • Ryan Hadlock – recording engineer, additional production
  • Chris Evans – engineer assistant
  • Juan Garcia – engineer assistant
  • John Goodmanson – mixing, additional engineering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Chris Bigg – artwork guidance
  • Carlo Mollino – front cover photography
  • Keiko Uenishi – initial artwork assistance
  • Jun Koike – initial artwork assistance

Track listing:

All tracks by Kazu Makino, Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace.

  1. Elephant Woman
  2. Messenger
  3. Melody
  4. Doll Is Mine
  5. Misery Is a Butterfly
  6. Falling Man
  7. Anticipation
  8. Maddening Cloud
  9. Magic Mountain
  10. Pink Love
  11. Equus

On March 5, 1996.

On March 5, 1996, “4AD” label released “Lovelife”, the fourth and final Lush studio album. It was recorded May – August 1995, at “Protocol Studios” in London, and was produced by Pete Bartlett, Miki Berenyi, Emma Anderson, Phil King and Chris Acland.

Personnel:

  • Miki Berenyi – lead vocals, guitar
  • Emma Anderson – vocals, guitars
  • Phil King – bass guitar
  • Chris Acland – drums
  • Jarvis Cocker – vocal
  • Audrey Riley – cello, arrangements
  • Giles Hall – engineer
  • V23 – art direction, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Miki Berenyi, except where noted.

  1. Ladykillers
  2. Heavenly Nobodies
  3. 500 (Shake baby Shake) – Emma Anderson
  4. I’ve Been Here Before – Emma Anderson
  5. Papasan
  6. Single Girl – Emma Anderson
  7. Ciao
  8. Tralala – Emma Anderson
  9. Last Night – Emma Anderson
  10. Runaway
  11. The Childcatcher
  12. Olympia – Emma Anderson

On February 19, 2002.

On February 19, 2002, “4AD” label released “Beautysleep”, the second Tanya Donelly studio album. It was recorded 2000-2001, and was produced by Tanya Donelly, Matthew Ellard and Dean Fisher.

Personnel:

  • Tanya Donelly – vocals, organ, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, organ, keyboards, wind, e-bow
  • Dean Fisher – acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drums, organ, keyboards, Moog synthesizer, shaker, triangle
  • Rich Gilbert – autoharp, electric and slide guitar, organ, keyboards
  • David Narcizo – drums, tambourine
  • Gracie Bee – glockenspiel
  • Elizabeth Steen – accordion
  • Mark Sandman – vocals
  • Chris Toppin – vocals
  • Hilken Mancini – vocals
  • Poppy Ellard – vocals
  • Chris Toppin – vocal arrangements
  • Brian Brown – engineer
  • Matthew Ellard – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Chris Bigg – design, illustrations
  • Dana Tynan – portraits

Track listing:

All tracks by Tanya Donelly, except where noted

  1. Life Is but a Dream
  2. The Storm
  3. The Night You Saved My Life – Tanya Donelly, Dean Fisher
  4. Keeping You
  5. Moonbeam Monkey
  6. Wrap-Around Skirt
  7. Another Moment
  8. Darkside – Tanya Donelly, Dean Fisher
  9. So Much Song
  10. The Wave – Tanya Donelly, Dean Fisher
  11. The Shadow – Tanya Donelly, Dean Fisher
  12. Head for Math – hidden track starts 5:57 in to The Shadow