Posted 16th May 2012 in Angular Recording Corporation
This Saturday 19th May, Angular will have a stall at the fourth Independent Label Market, once again returning to Old Spitalfields Market in London.
Angular's Special Treats for the Independent Label Market include :
T-SHIRTS! Brand new Angular T-Shirts limited to just 20 and exclusive to the market. Only £10, everything must go!
SECRET 7"s! 3 x mystery 7"s + A Vichy Government album + badges + An Angular Nudgepot download cards. Many include rarities and exciting aural nuggets from the Angular Catalogue. All come in a hand decorated paper bag. Worth over £20, only a fiver to you guv!
AN ANGULAR TOMBOLA! The return of the legendary Angular Tombola. Many special items to be won, from rare records to cheap aftershave. £1 a go, prize every time!
ELEVEN POND POSTERS! THIS MANY BOYFRIENDS COMMUNIST PRESALE! ANGULAR NUDGE POT! ROLL UP ROLL UP!
Posted 24th April 2012 in This Many Boyfriends
The video for This Many Boyfriends '(I Should Be A) Communist', released 21st May on 7" and digital download. Watch the band flirt with facsism on a sunny day in Leeds; Richard haplessly tries to recruit comrades at the Communist Book Club, inadvertently inciting a good old fashioned bear chase. Communism has angered this grizzly... or has it..?
Posted 11th April 2012 in Eleven Pond
Eleven Pond’s ‘Watching Trees’ provided one of the poppiest moments on Angular's 2010 compilation ‘Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics’, bringing them to the fore of the renewed interest in 'Coldwave' after 25 five years in the wilderness. The band formed in 1986 and self released their only LP 'Bas Relief' the following year. Two and a half decades later Watching Trees has taken on a life of it's own, having been wholeheartedly embraced by a new generation of synth-pop kids and sounding fresher on the dancefloor than most electronic body music today.
In the words of bass player Jeff Gallea :
"Watching Trees was originally an instrumental song I wrote that had a dark and raining electro feel. The song is about voyeurism, being lonely because you know too much and feeling lost in the industrial world. We re-recorded it to 8-track in an abandoned swimming pool/recording studio called The Hamster Cage. It was a solid dance song then. It still is.
Especially for Record Store Day, Angular is proud to present 'Watching Trees' on translucent 'tree coloured' 12" vinyl, spinning at 45rpm for the first time ever and backed with LP highlight Portugal and a previously unreleased early demo version of the A-side. The 'Bedroom Mix' of Watching Trees is a more lo-fi spookier cousin of the original. This release is limited to 1000 copies and the first 100 orders from the ARC Shop come with an A3 Risograph printed poster.
Buy it HERE
Jeff : "We didn’t cheat. We worked hard to create all those sounds. No loops. Nothing digital. People can hear that analog purity. And song writing was influenced by a great post punk scene. That’s why it’s relevant today."
Posted 21st February 2012 in This Many BoyfriendsThe snazzy Starling fanzine single is now available in the Angular Shop! The print version is a bit different and as well as download codes for the songs it also includes a special exclusive drawing by Mr. Edwyn Collins, hurray!
The downloadable pdf version is available from iTunes, and if you want a try before you buy sneak peek then look no further...!
Posted 20th February 2012 in Fresh Touch
The video for Fresh Touch's 'Harar Rhythm', out 27th February on 12" EP and digital download. This video features archive footage of Rastafari messiah Haile Selassie aka Conquering Lion of Judah and some mad FX as edited by Jim Demuth.