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Damon Albarn: The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

On November 12, 2021, “Transgressive Records” label released “The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows”, the second Damon Albarn studio album. It was recorded in 2021, at “Studio 13” in London, “Staðahverfi” in Reykjavík, “Studio 13” in Devon, and was produced by Damon Albarn.

Personnel:
• Damon Albarn – acoustic guitar, Elka Space Organ, piano, Wurlitzer, bass guitar, Hammond S100, monochord, drums, Farfisa organ, harmonium, bells, slate marimba, Rhodes Chroma, iPad strings
• Simon Tong – acoustic and electric guitar, drums
• Mike Smith – Elka Space Organ, harmonium, saxophone, Farfisa
• Samuel Egglenton – bass guitar, drum programming
• Caimin Gilmore – double bass
• Laura Nygren – double bass
• Romain Bly – French horn, slate marimba
• Rakel Björn Helgadóttir – French horn
• Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir – French horn
• Sigrún Jónsdóttir – trombone
• Sigrún Kristbjörg Jónsdóttir – trombone
• André de Ridder – violin
• Alexina Hawkins – viola
• Shelley Sörensen – viola
• Josephine Stephenson – vocals, cello
• Árni Benediktsson – field recordings
• Carol Jarvis – bass trombone
• Einar Örn Benediktsson – Snapchat
• Samuel Egglenton – engineer, additional production
• Stephen Sedgwick – mixing
• John Davis – mastering
• OK-RM – design, art direction
• Márton Perlaki – photography
Track listing:

  1. The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows – Damon Albarn, Andre de Ridder, Simon Tong
  2. The Cormorant – Damon Albarn, Simon Tong
  3. Royal Morning Blue – Damon Albarn, Simon Tong
  4. Combustion – Damon Albarn, Mike Smith. Simon Tong
  5. Daft Wader – Damon Albarn, Simon Tong
  6. Darkness to Light – Damon Albarn, Simon Tong
  7. Esja – Damon Albarn, André de Ridder, Simon Tong
  8. The Tower of Montevideo – Damon Albarn, Mike Smith, Simon Tong
  9. Giraffe Trumpet Sea – Damon Albarn
  10. Polaris – Damon Albarn, Mike Smith, Simon Tong
  11. Particles – Damon Albarn

Jarvis Cocker: Chansons d’Ennul Tip-Top

On October 22, 2021, “ABKCO Music & Records” label released “Chansons d’Ennui Tip-Top”, the fifth Jarvis Cocker album. The album features cover versions of French pop songs. It was recorded in 2021, at “Narcissus Studios” in London and at Jarvis Cocker’s home, and was produced by Jason Buckle and Jarvis Cocker.

Personnel:

  • Jarvis Cocker – vocals
  • Serafina Steer – harp, keyboards, female lead vocal, backing vocals
  • Emma Smith – violin, saxophone, keyboards, recorder, backing vocals; string arrangements
  • Jason Buckle – guitar, percussion, keyboards
  • Andrew McKinney – electric bass, double bass, backing vocals
  • Adam Betts – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Lætitia Sadier – vocals, keyboards, translation, French pronunciation coaching
  • Bishi Bhattacharya – sitar
  • Anna McKinney – vocals
  • Joe Auckland – flugelhorn
  • Laura Moody – string section
  • Flora Curzon – string section
  • Morgan Goff – string section
  • Lucy Wilkins – string section
  • Charlie Stock – string section
  • Jennymay Logan – string section
  • Philip Granell – string section
  • Ian Burdge – string section
  • Paloma Deike – string section
  • Drew Smith – recording
  • John Davis – mastering, lacquer cutting
  • Brian Fitzpatrick – layout, design
  • Wes Anderson – executive production
  • Randall Poster – executive production

Track listing:

  1. Dans ma chambre – Padro Espinoza Prieto
  2. Contact – Serge Gainsbourg
  3. La tendresse – Hubert Yves Adrien Giraud, Noel Roux
  4. Anour, je te cherche – Nino Ferer
  5. Les gens sont fous, les temps sont flous – Jacques Lanzmann, Jacques Dutronc
  6. Il pleut sur la gare – Areski Belkacem, Brigitte Fontaine
  7. Paroles, paroles – Matteo Chiossom Giancarlo Del Re, Gianni Ferrio
  8. Requiem pour un con – Serge Gainsbourg, Michel Jean Piette Colombier
  9. Mon ami la rose – Cecille Caulier, Jacques Lacome D’Estalenx
  10. Mao Mao – Gerard Guegan, Gerard Huge
  11. Elle et moi – Pascal Jean Michel Valadon, Aaron Golbert, Alex Payne, Jean-Pierre Cerrone
  12. Aline – Daniel Georges Jacq Bevilasqua

The Babyshambles: Sequel to Prequel

On September 3, 2013, “EMI” label released “Sequel to the Prequel”, the third Babyshambles (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2013, and was produced by Stephen Street.

Personnel:

  • Peter Doherty – lead vocal, electric guitar, percussion
  • Mick Whitnall – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Stephen Street – electric guitar, tambourine, percussion, mixing
  • Stephen Large – piano, organ, melodica, recording
  • Drew McConnell – bass, double bass, acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Adam Falkner – drums, percussion
  • Miki Beavis – violin
  • David Lasserson – viola
  • Justin Hayward Young – backing vocals
  • Frederic Vectol – engineer
  • Mike Crossey – mixing
  • Jonathan Gilmore – mixing assistant
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Damien Hirst – artwork
  • Paul Kennedy – design
  • Eva Davier – photography
  • Pennie Smith – photography

Track listing:

  1. Fireman – Mick Whitnall, Peter Doherty, Drew McConnell
  2. Nothing Comes to Nothing – Mick Whitnall, Peter Doherty, Stephen Street
  3. New Pair – Drew McConnell, Peter Doherty
  4. Farmer’s Daughter – Peter Doherty, Mick Whitnall
  5. Fall from Grace – Drew McConnell, Robinson, Peter Doherty
  6. Maybelline – Mick Whitnall, Peter Doherty
  7. Sequel to the Prequel – Peter Doherty, Mick Whitnall, Drew McConnell
  8. Dr. No – Mick Whitnall, Peter Doherty, Drew McConnell
  9. Penguins – Drew McConnell, Peter Doherty
  10. Picture Me in a Hospital – Peter Doherty, Drew McConnell
  11. Seven Shades – Drew McConnell, Peter Doherty
  12. Minefield – Peter Doherty, Drew McConnell, Mick Whitnall, Robinson

Inhaler: It Won’t Always Be Like This

On July 9, 2021, “Polydor” label released “It Won’t Always Be Like This”, the debut Inhaler studio album. It was recorded 2020 – 2021, at “Narcissus Studio” in London, and was produced by Antony Genn.

Personnel:

  • Elijah Hewson – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, piano, drum programming, handclaps, artwork
  • John Jenkinson – acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, percussion, handclaps, backing vocals, artwork
  • Robert Keating – bass guitar, keyboards, piano, handclaps, backing vocals, artwork
  • Ryan McMahon – drums, dustbin lids, handclaps, artwork
  • Martin Slattery – piano
  • Andrea Cozzaglio – additional piano, engineer assistant, additional recording
  • Antony Genn – keyboards, percussion, drum machine, artwork
  • Drew Dungate-Smith – engineer
  • Tom Herbert – additional recording
  • John Catlin – mixing
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Douglas Hart – artwork
  • Richard Andrews – layout, additional design
  • Lillie Eiger – cover photography
  • Lewis Evans – all other photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Elijah Hewson, Josh Jenkinson, Robert Keating and Ryan McMahon, except where noted.

  1. It Won’t Always Be Like This
  2. My Honest Face
  3. Slide Out the Window
  4. Cheer Up Baby
  5. A Night on the Floor
  6. My King Will Be Kind
  7. When It Breaks – Elijah Hewson, Josh Jenkinson, Robert Keating, Ryan McMahon, Antony Genn
  8.  Who’s Your Money On (Plastic House) – Elijah Hewson, Josh Jenkinson, Robert Keating, Ryan McMahon, Antony Genn
  9. Totally – Elijah Hewson, Josh Jenkinson, Robert Keating, Ryan McMahon and Antony Genn
  10. Strange Time to Be Alive
  11. In My Sleep

Florence and the Machine: Lungs

On July 3, 2009, “Island” label released “Lungs”, the debut Florence and the Machine studio album. It was recorded 2007 – 2009, at “The Garden”,  “The Pool”, “The Synagogue”, “Strongroom 33 / Space Cave”, “The Smokehouse” and “The Dairy” in London, and was produced by Paul Epworth, James Ford, Charlie Hugall, Stephen Mackey, Isabella Summers and Eg White.

Personnel:

  • Florence Welch – lead and backing vocals, additional drumming, percussion, art direction
  • Rob Ackroyd – guitar, bass guitar
  • Tom Monger – harp
  • Christopher Lloyd Hayden – drums
  • Isabella Summers – piano, additional drumming, percussion
  • Tim McCall – guitar
  • Leo Abrahams – guitar
  • Duncan “Pixie” Mills – Hammond organ
  • Stephen Mackey – bass guitar
  • Mete Burch Bator – bass guitar
  • Martin Slattery – drums
  • James Ford – drums, bass guitar, additional piano; organ
  • Charlie Hugall – additional drumming, percussion, additional bass
  • Sally Herbert – string arrangements, violin
  • Everton Nelson – violin
  • Bruce White – viola
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Charlie Henry – cello
  • LaDonna Harley-Peters – backing vocals
  • Victoria Akintola – backing vocals
  • Mark Rankin – recording 
  • Jimmy Robertson – recording, mixing
  • Duncan “Pixie” Mills – engineer assistant
  • Ben Jackson – engineer assistant
  • Al Riley – engineer assistant
  • James Ford – mixing
  • Stephen Mackey – mixing
  • Richard Flack – mixing
  • Cenzo Townshend – mixing 
  • Neil Comber – mixing assistant
  • Ben Mortimer – final edit
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Tabitha Denholm – art direction
  • Hugh Frost – layout
  • Orlando Weeks – lung illustration
  • Tom Beard – photography
  • Wade Fletcher – live photograph

Track listing:

  1. Dog Days Are Over – Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
  2. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) – Florence Welch, Paul Epworth
  3. I’m Not Calling You a Liar – Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
  4. Howl – Florence Welch, Paul Epworth
  5. Kiss With a Fist – Florence Welch, Matt Allchin
  6. Girl With One Eye – Matt Allchin, Davis Ashby, James McCool
  7. Drumming Song – Florence Welch, James Ford, Crispin Hunt
  8. Between Two Lungs – Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
  9. Cosmic Love – Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
  10. My Boy Builds Coffins – Florence Welch, Christopher Lloyd Hayden, Rob Ackroyd
  11. Hurricane Drunk – Florence Welch, Eg White
  12. Blinding – Florence Welch, Paul Epworth
  13. You’ve Got the Love – John Bellamy, Arnecia Michelle Harris. Anthony B. Stephens

Bobby Gillespie: Utopian Ashes

On July 2, 2021, “Silvertone Records” label released “Utopian Ashes”, album by Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth. It was recorded in 2021, at “Le Mob Studio” in London, and was produced by Brendan Lynch, Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Gillespie – vocals, string arrangements
  • Jenny Berh – vocals
  • Andrew Innes – acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, mellotron, string arrangements
  • John Hostile – acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar
  • Martin Duffy – piano, electric piano, organ, vibraphone
  • Darrin Mooney – drums, percussion
  • Jim Hunt – saxophone
  • Dominic Glover – trumpet
  • Gita Langley – violin
  • Jess Murphy – violin
  • Rosie Langley – violin
  • Amy Stanford – viola
  • Kotono Sato – viola
  • Amy Langley – cello, string arrangements
  • Tristan Keyte – harp
  • Brendan Lynch – mixing
  • Max Heyes – mixing
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Monster Chetwynd – painting
  • Matthew Cooper – design

Track listing:

  1. Chase It Down
  2. English Town
  3. Remember We Were Lovers
  4. Your Heart Will Always Be Broken
  5. Stones of Silence
  6. You Don’t Know What Love Is
  7. Self-Crowned king of Nothingness/You Can Trust Me Now
  8. Living a Lie
  9. Sunk In Reverie

Two Door Cinema Club: False Alarm

On June 21, 2019, “Prolifica Inc.” and “PIAS Recordings” labels released “False Alarm”, the fourth Two Door Cinema Club studio album. It was recorded in “The Garage” in Topanga, California, “RAK” in London, and was produced by Jacknife Lee.

Personnel:

  • Alex Trimble – vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion
  • Sam Halliday – guitar
  • Kevin Baird – bass guitar, keyboards
  • Ben Thompson – drums
  • Jacknife Lee – keyboards, guitar, percussion, programming, mixing
  • Mokoomba
  • Open Mike Eagle
  • Matt Bishop – engineer
  • Dan Grech-Marguerat – mixing
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Will Parton – recording assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Alex Trimble, Sam Halliday, Kevin Baird and Garrett “Jacknife” Lee.

  1. Once
  2. Talk
  3. Satisfaction Guaranteed
  4. So Many People
  5. Think
  6. Nice to See You
  7. Break
  8. Dirty Air
  9. Satellite
  10. Already Gone

James: All the Colours of You

On June 4, 2021, “Virgin Music Label & Artist Services” label released “All the Colours of You”, the 16th James studio album. It was recorded in 2020, at Jacknife Lee’s home studio, Topanga Canyon, California, and was produced by Jacknife Lee.

Personnel:

  • Tim Booth – lead and backing vocals, production overseer, pre-production
  • Saul Davies – guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Mark Hunter – keyboards, backing vocals 
  • Adrian Oxaal – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Glennie – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Andy Diagram – trumpet, horns, backing vocals
  • Chloe Alper – backing vocals
  • Jacknife Lee – guitar, keyboards, drums, bass guitar, backing vocals, programming, engineer, mixing
  • Beni Giles – keyboards
  • Peter Glennie – EBow, strings, cello, backing vocals
  • Matt Bishop – drums
  • Collette Byrn – backing vocals
  • Kate Shela – backing vocals
  • Mia Davies – backing vocals
  • Vincent Davies – backing vocals
  • Bryony Ross – backing vocals
  • Matt Bishop – engineer, editing
  • Mark Hunter – engineer, pre-production
  • Jim Glennie – pre-production
  • Peter Glennie – pre-production
  • Beni Giles – additional engineering
  • Matthew Walsh – additional engineering
  • Matt Glaseby – additional engineering
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Matt de Jong – visual creative direction
  • Jamie–James Medina – visual creative direction

Track listing:

All lyrics by Tim Booth, all music by Tim Booth, Saul Davies, Jim Glennie, Mark Hunter, and Jacknife Lee.  

  1. Zero
  2. All the Colours of You
  3. Recover
  4. Beautiful Beaches
  5. Wherever It Takes Us
  6. Hush
  7. Miss America
  8. Getting Myself Into
  9. Magic Bus
  10. Isabella
  11. XYST

Portico Quartet: Terrain

On May 28, 2021, “Gondwana Records” label released “Terrain”, the sixth Portico Quartet studio album. It was recorded in 2021, at “POHO & Fish Factory” in London, and was produced by Duncan Bellamy and Jack Wyllie.

Personnel:

  • Duncan Bellamy – vocals, electric bass, drums, hang drums, synthesizer, piano, vibraphone, sampler,mixing
  • Jack Wyllie – saxophone, piano, synthesizer, sampler, string arrangements, mixing
  • Pete Bennie – double bass
  • Francesca Ter-Berg – cello
  • Simmy Singh – violin
  • Freeman – mixing
  • John Davis – mastering, vinyl cut
  • Veil Projects – design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks written by Duncan Bellamy and Jack Wyllie.

  1. I
  2. II
  3. III

The Futurheads: This Is Not the World

On May 26, 2008, “Nul Records” label released “This Is Not the World”, the third Futureheads (The) album. It was recorded in 2007, at “Space Mountain Studio” in Andalusia, Spain, and was produced by Youth.

Personnel:

  • Ross Millard – vocals, guitar
  • Barry Hyde – vocals, guitar
  • David “Jaff” Craig – vocals, bass guitar
  • Dave Hyde – drums
  • Clive Goddard – recording, mixing
  • David Nock – programming
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Studio Fury – artwork
  • Steve Gullick – photography

Track listing:

All the tracks by Ross Millard, Barry Hyde, David Craig and Dave Hyde, except where noted.

  1. The Beginning of the Twist
  2. Walking Backwards
  3. Think Tonight
  4. Radio Heart
  5. This Is Not the World
  6. Sale of the Century
  7. Hard to Bear
  8. Work Is Never Done
  9. Broke Up the Time
  10. Everything’s Changing Today
  11. Sleet
  12. See What You Want