Harar Rhythm

Posted 14th December 2011 in Fresh Touch
Angular Records are proud to present the global premiere of 'Harar Rhythm', the lead track on a brand new E.P. by Fresh Touch to be released on ARC in February 2012. Co-written/co-produced by Yeah Yeah Yeah's Nick Zinner and recorded in the medieval walled city of Harar, Etihiopia during a visit of musical and cultural exchange. Featuring local Qoataan Qoat singers, field recording soundbites, and the traditional sounds of Africa fused with experimental electronic sounds, loops and samples, 'Harar Rhythm' represents the fruits of an enlightening experience and a truly unique sounding record.


Posted 7th December 2011 in Angular Recording Corporation

This Saturday 10th December, Angular will have a stall at the third Independent Label Market, this time at Old Spitalfields Market in London. This market is a benefit to support the labels that lost their stock in the PIAS/Sony warehouse fire earlier this year when London's disaffected youth ran amok.

There will be many Special Treats to behold at the Angular Grotto, including :

RARE VINYL! Almost all of our stock was lost in the London riots but we had a few copies some releases at our office. Tim Key, Elizabeth Harper, Cold Waves, Crystal Stilts - these will be on sale only at the market and will be a rare opportunity to come and fill the gaps in your Angular collection.

THESE NEW PURITANS - SWORDS OF TRUTH 12" TEST PRESSING - One copy of this will be on sale.

ANGULAR NUDGE POT - The worlds first virtual mp3 slot machine. If the wheels land on 3 ARC logos an mp3 is chosen at random from the Angular Catalogue for your aural delectation. Listen to a clip to see if its what you fancy and either download your jackpot or PLAY AGAIN!

Independent Label Market : Brooklyn

Posted 26th October 2011 in Angular Recording Corporation

Angular have just returned from the inaugural Independent Label Market: Brooklyn! Held on the bank of the East River with the stunning Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, 24 of New York's finest independent record labels set up shop with their bosses manning the stalls.

Highlights included a live MPC set from Fool's Gold's Party Supplies, kid's face-painting as well as artist appearances from Four Tet, Vampire Weekend and Glasser.

After a shout-out on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and a feature in the New York Times, big crowds turned out for ILM alongside the weekly Brooklyn Flea and the Smorgasburg food market.

Relive the event (or see what you missed out on) with the video below:

See you next time Brooklyn!


Posted 30th September 2011 in This Many Boyfriends
Peter Sykes, guitarist with This Many Boyfriends died suddenly and tragically of a brain haemorrhage earlier this week. All commitments are on hold for the moment, and this statement was released today by the band :

'Our best friend and guitarist Peter Sykes sadly passed away on Tuesday morning. We are all extremely shocked and saddened at the loss of a truly wonderful human being.
We really can't process everything right now as it has been a tremendous shock. We were so very lucky to have even met such a great man and to have shared a stage with him has been a huge pleasure. He was our dear friend and we will miss him.
All our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.'

Dan, Laura, Richard and Tom,
This Many Boyfriends


Posted 10th August 2011 in Angular Recording Corporation

I just hope the rioters orchestrated this as a KLF-esque commentary on art and the value of commodity. Or maybe they'd seen The Wicker Man and decided to sort us all out with a good old sacrifice to ensure a good harvest next year.

Was it a crime or was it art? Was it destruction or was it rock n roll?

Either way, we and 164 other labels have lost EVERYTHING. All of our cds and records, all of our stock is gone. Entire back catalogues will never be the same again. Everything on Angular is now very very rare...

If you'd like to help us recover our losses and get back on our feet, the most helpful way would be to buy some mp3s from iTunes or from our online shop.

Thank you for all the kind messages of love and support we've been receiving, it's good to know you're out there. :-)