keep your eyes peeled over the next few days. A very special alt.vinyl release will be announced...and you will NEED it!!!!
over the next 4 weeks we have a bunch of lovely wax coming your way. the 33 Chatsworth Rd EP by C.Joynes, Beasts in the Garden LP by Spires that in the sunset rise, Coma LP & Art box by Karl Bosmann, and Kaspian Black LP by nikos veliotis and xavier charles.
alt.vinyl is part of a new show at Baltic 39 called Curves of the Needle celebrating the intersection of art and vinyl..something we believe in here! we'll be exhibiting alongside zoviet*france, rhodri davies, christian marclay, graham dolphin, philip jeck, x-ray audio and loads more. Also check out the live gig by zoviet*france at the Baltic on monday 4th may
we are totally blown away by the great artists we will be working with next year. look out for releases by rhodri davies, daniel padden, aaron moore, blackblack, circle, voice of the seven woods, hapsburg braganza, brb>voicecoil and more..
if you are craving a little face to face action from alt.v then get yerself down to any of the above fests..we will have boxes of the usual sonic goodies for your eyes and ears to melt over..
from mid 2010 alt.vinyl will be online only for its store and label. we had a big bash to see off our 6 years in our newcastle store..thanks to all who played on the night and most of all to all our regulars and friends..we'll see you in cyberspace
new out this year - releases by steven r smith & gareth davis, family elan and nalle. upcoming in the next few months more wax goodness by second family band, two helena espvall (espers) collaborations with tara burke (fursaxa) and marcia bassett (zaimph). following that we have two volcano the bear linked releases (one featuring jazzfinger) and a gem of a record featuring early wooden wand recordings...
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PINK NOISE 'Graffiti Youth' LP
SUN ARAW 'Heavy Deeds' LP
BILL ORCUTT 'A New Way To Pay Old Debts' LP
JULIAN LYNCH 'Orange You Glad' LP
EL-G 'Capitaine Present 5' LP
VIBES 'Psychic' 7"
TOPAZ RAGS 'Capricorn Born Again' LP
NATURAL SNOW BUILDINGS 'Shadow kingdom' 2xCD / 3xLP
GOD IN HACKNEY s/t triangular lathe
WOVOKA 'I & II' 2xLP
DEATHSPELL OMEGA / SVEST 'Veritas Diaboli Manet In Aeternum' LP
HELL 'Teufelswerk' 2xCD / 3xLP
VOLTIGEURS s/t CD
PRURIENT 'Rose Pillar' LP+Book
EYEBALLS 'Thief Of Men' CD
OMAR SOULEYMAN 'Dabke 2020'
MAJOR LAZER 'Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do' CD / LP
GOD IN HACKNEY s/t triangular lathe
GRAVEYARDS 'Screwed And Chopped' LP
WORMSBLOOD 'mastery Of Creation Demos' CD
HELL 'Teufelswerk' 2xCD / 3xLP
DOOM 'Born Like This' CD / 2xLP
BONG 'Bethmoora' 2xCD
BLACK METEORIC STAR s/t CD
MOS DEF 'The Ecstatic' CD / LP
AAVIKKO 'Novo Atlantis' CD / LP
GROUP DOUEH 'Treeg Salaam' CD / LP
TLAHOUN GESSESSE '1940 - 2009' LP
MOUNT ERRIE 'Wind's Poem' CD / LP
CIRCLE 'Triumph' 2xCD / 2xLP
ELIANE RADIGUE 'Triptych' CD
V/A 'Sound Of Wonder' CD / 2xLP
TEMPA T 'Next Hype' 12"
SATELLITE is proud to present
_Towards a semi-autonomous self-perpetuating art (phone sex)_
__an audio installation by Cai Nyahoe
___Duration: 5min 44sec_
This sound piece is part of a series of works primarily exploring the role
of the viewer in the production of art. In this piece the artist is seeking
to restructure the contract between producer and consumer in a manner that
favours the producer.
This process has created a number of subtexts/by-products.
Though no specific work is discussed a temporal work is generated through
allusions to the dimensions of the piece, though these dimensions vary in
relation to the ‘tasks’ requested by the artist: a device that
simultaneously asserts and surrenders control of the work. In the context of
other related pieces in particular "I really like you" (2007) Nyahoe has
created a persona that is representative of a tendency inherent in the
exhibition of work namely; the desire of the artist to seek external
approval and conformation.
Though this notion is taken to an extreme in this project these pieces; at
times humorous are not entirely satirical. (phone sex) also inevitably leads
the listener/viewer to question the nature of coercion and acceptable modes
of behaviour in marginalised and inherently exploitative industries (in this
case the sex trade). For the duration of the call certain unspoken rules are
observed and a dual narrative is created: that of the artist seeking
affirmation and the ‘client’ seeking physical gratification.
It should be noted that although obscenity has been edited from the piece
this is NOT in order to increase its palatability but rather to highlight
the complicity of those hearing the work in the unfolding dialogue.
SATELLITE is an independent 4 x 3 meter white cube project space for
contemporary art situated at Alt Vinyl Record Store in Newcastle upon Tyne,
Satellite ( located within alt.vinyl ) presents Graeme Durant's solo exhibition 'Tundra'.
Preview: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Friday 31st July 2009
61 Thornton Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
10:30 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday to Saturday
SATELLITE is proud to present _TUNDRA _a solo exhibition of new sculpture by
Graeme Durant. Durant's work stems from personal reflections upon certain materials and their transformations. Like the anagrammatical use of the artists name
embedded in the title of the exhibition (that points, romantically, towards a collectively held understanding of the vast, treeless, perma-frost of a body of land); Durant similarly reorders a formalist sculptural vocabulary of form, volume and matter to play host to personal memory and experience. !!TEPRAC is a precarious rectilinear stack of four irregular, off-white cuboids on top of which sits a small wooden object in the form of an Archimedean Solid. This highly symmetrical, 'pure form' sits in opposition to the asymmetry of the architectonic white chipboard forms beneath it. Each of these units are carpeted on one face and, peculiarly sandwiched between the top and second object sits a generous block of foam brick. The dimension of each of these forms corresponds to a scaled version of all of the rooms in which the artist has lived. Durant begins with the abstract and leads us
back towards representation, and somehow to a registration of his own presence in space and his own narrative.
We'd like to extend a warm welcome to the Settle Down coffee shop. Run by our pal Neil, the cosy cafe will provide refreshments and delicious home-made food galore ( seriously, the vege-sausage and salsa panini is gorgeous! ) in a chilled-out, friendly atmosphere. The coffee shop is located under the same roof as the alt.vinyl store, so you can wander freely between the two, browsing vinyl with the aromo of fine coffee filling your nostrils, or sating your hunger to the wildest sounds from the underground.
The coffee shop is open 8 til7 through the week and 9 til 6 on a saturday. Come on down and say hello!
alt.vinyl is proud to announce the release of 'Last 30 Mins', an astounding piece of sound-art from Jim Harold and Matthew Sansom. Last 30 Mins consists of sound fragments taken from the last Iraq Radio broadcasts to be picked up by recievers in the UK before radio signals were jammes by coalition forces in April 2003. The work was originally presented at the Centre For Contemporary Art, Glasgow, in January 2004 as a generative multi-speaker sound installation. It's limited to 100 copies, each individually numbered, and comes beautifully pressed on transparent 11" lathe, hand-cut by the illustrious Peter King in New Zealand.
ALT.VINYL STAFF PICKS FOR 2008.
Red Favourite s/t ( Streamline )
Bardo Pond "Batholith" ( 3 Lobed )
Magic Lantern "High Beams" ( Not Not Fun )
Ilyas Ahmed "Vertigo of Dawn" ( Time-Lag )
High Places s/t ( Thrill Jockey )
Suarasama "Fatas Di Atas Awan" ( Drag City )
Onra "Les Chinoiseries" ( Favourite )
Eden Express "Que Amors Que" ( Holy mountain )
Begushkin "King's Curse" ( Locust )
Suishou No Fune "Prayer For Chibi" ( Holy Mountain )
Owl Service "A Garland Of Song" CD / LP
Hush Arbors s/t CD
Retribution Gospel Choir s/t CD / LP
Damien Jurado "Caught In The Trees" CD / LP
Lost Sailor "Our Broken Garden" CD
Boris "Smile" CD / 2xLP
V/A "Wayfaring Strangers: Guitar Soli" CD
Bonnie Prince Billy "Is It The Sea?" CD / LP
Aidan John Moffat "I Can Hear Your Heart" CD
Islaja "Blaze Mountain Recordings" CD
God "My Pal" 7"
Squarepusher "Just A Souvenir" LP
Deathspell Omega "Fas Ite Maledicti In Ignem Aeternum" CD / LP
Eyeballs "Roof Of The World" CDR
Prurient & Burning Star Core "Ghosts Of Niagra" cass box
The Gloom "#1" CDR
Eric Prydes "Pjano" 12"
Booty Luv "Boogie 2Nite" CD
The Dead C "Future Artists" LP + all the incredible reissues this year!
Leviathan "Massive Conspiracy Against All Life" CD
Eliane Radigue "Jetsun Mila" CD ( Lovely )
Eyvind Kang "The Yelm Sessions" CD ( Tzadik )
Gas "Nah Und Fern" 4xCD box ( Kompakt )
Portishead "3" LP / CD ( Universal )
Burning Star Core "Challenger" LP / CD ( Plastic )
Steve Hauschildt "Rapt For Liquid Minister" Tape ( Arbor )
Richard Crandell "In The Flower Of Our Youth" LP ( Tompkins Square )
Child Bride "Reflections On Prism City" CDR ( Blackest Rainbow )
V/A "1970's Algerian Proto-Rai Underground" LP ( Sublime Frequencies )
The Dead C "Secret Earth" CD / LP ( Bada Bing! )
ROLL ON ANOTHER YEAR!!!
The Hayley Newman "Miniflux" exhibition in alt.gallery ( located at the back of alt.vinyl ) is now open. It runs until the 24th January - check out www.altgallery.org for more details of this rather smashing piece of work!
Just a little nudge to remind you there's only two weeks left to go until the fabulous Eye exhibiton "Ongaloo" comes to a close. Boredoms fan? Black Flag fan? Fan of life itself? Come on down.
alt.gallery ( located at the back of our shop ) is now hosting the amazing yamataka eye ( boredoms ) exhibition - loads of amazing record covers, modified t-shirts, pants, and two amazing holograms which have to be seen to be believed! if you're in or around newcastle we would strongly urge you to come down and have a look!
We are pleased to announce that alt.gallery ( located within the alt.vinyl shop ) will be hosting an exhibition by The Boredoms' Yamataka Eye, beginning in mid-August. As you can imagine, we're pretty excited about this one! Keep your eyes peeled for more news on this fantastic coup!
The People Like Us ( aka Vicki Bennett ) exhibition is still running and has proved a tremendous success. It's on until the 12th of July - come down and have a look at this tremendous work before it's too late!
More info can be found at www.altgallery.org
From now on we will be open from 10:30 AM until 6 PM, Monday - Saturday.
the latest 4 releases on our own alt.vinyl imprint are now here and going out like there is no tomorrow...zoviet france, anla courtis (reynols), robedoor and graveyards are the 4 artists. all pre-orders have now been sent and numbers are limited so don't be slow to order...
the visually/ sonically furious staalplaat "yokomon" exhibition is now live at alt.gallery housed in alt.vinyl....four vinyl killers beaming to walls full of radios from an underlit plinth of vinyl being destroyed slowly by the whole process...phew! chekc out www.altgallery. org for more info and pics...open til 5 april 08
2007 seems like a long time ago now but the music still remains. Here's what tickled our fancy:
group inerane "guitars from agadez" LP
bass clef "opera ep" 12"
sunn o))) + boris "altar" 3xLP box
the dead c "future artists" 2xLP
flower travellin' band "satori" LP reissue
fiery furnaces "widow city" LP
gultskra artikler "kasha iz topora" CD
a hawk & a hacksaw + hun hangar ensemble s/t ep
wooden shjips s/t LP / 2xCD
mv&ee with golden road "gettin' gone" LP
andrea glass "stood under stars" CD
magnolia electric co. "sojourner" CD boxset
tiny vipers "hands across the void" CD
iron & wine "the shepherds dog" CD / LP
lungfish "rainbows for atoms" CD
akron family s/t CD / LP
woods "how to survive in the woods" CD / LP
supreme vagabond craftsman "just you, me and the baby" CD
sunburned hand of the man "fire escape" CD
alexi murdoch "time without consequence" CD
wormsblood "in the stars" cdr
burial hex "mahabone" 2xcdr
basalt fingers s/t LP
fossils "black in black box" 4 x cassette box
group doueh "guitar music from the western sahara" LP
deathspell omega "fas ite, maledicti, in ignem aeternum" LP
the tuss "rush up edge" 3xLP
eye-shaking kingdom "with metal and sword light" LP
wolf people "storm cloud" 7"
prurient "pleasure ground" LP
circle "panic" CD
hermann nitsch "island symphony" 4xCD box
pekko kappi "jos ken pahoin uneksii" CD
black monk "flowstone" LP
eliane radigue "chry-ptus" CD
reynols "the bolomo mogal f hits" CD
bruce haack "the electric lucifer" CD reissue
gareth hardwick "sunday afternoon" CDR
fucking champs "IV" CD / LP
rhys chatham "crimson grail" CD
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
the fascinating deadly doris exhibition is running until the 9th of february and is completely free - don't miss this wonderful treat from the heart of berlin's performance-art scene.
alt.gallery is located at the back of our store. for more information see www.altgallery.org
a new year..so some new sonic delights for your ears. due out at end jan/ start feb the latest releases on the alt.vinyl 8" lathe series...robedoor "faded crusade/ pitiless messiah", zoviet france "shteirlel", anla courtis (reynols) "llegaron" and graveyards "untitled" will be baked and ready to go. ....get some lathe in your life and pre-order now...all are limited to no more than 150 copies..
not a synth or a sequencer...so much more..a beautfiul brushed metal midi interface already being used by djs and mixers in the know. alt.vinyl was one of the 8 launch stores chosen for the uk launch in sept 07. we still have stock of this hideously limited unit...contact us for more details or order via this site..just search for tenori-on under artist or title on the homepage.
the latest four releases in our ltd edition lathe series are finally arriving now. the jazzfinger release has landed whilst the lathes by prurient, united light and tight meat duo are in the air en route to the us in the UK as we write...all of you who have pre-reserved or indicated an interest will receive an email from us in the next week...
alt.gallery is a new space in Newcastle upon Tyne presenting international work by artists working at the intersection of visual art, music and sound. Currently based within alt.vinyl record shop the
opening exhibition is Harry Smith Anthology Remixed. For more information see www.altgallery.org email@example.com
on 18th march alt.vinyl presents tight meat duo at the cumberland arms in newcastle..for the uninitiated tight meat are david keenan..improv musician, genre defining scribe and purveyor of musical illumination and alex neilson..renaissance percussionist to the stars..incl will oldham and jandek
the incomparable sun city girls latest LP - piano bar has just arrived instore. limited to 497 copies this USA only release is not to be missed. heavyweight vinyl and serious ivory tickling action...come on!
for those of you coming to see us instore in newcastle alt.vinyl will be extending its opening hours as from friday 1st september. bleary eyed but enthusiastic, we will open the doors at 9.30am monday to saturday...closing hours stay at 6pm...all the more time to browse!
september 06 will see the launch of alt.vinyl's monthly 8" lathe cut single series...on delicious uncut square clear vinyl and in very limited runs of 100 worldwide you will hear the following artists over coming months: neil campbell/ sticky foster, jazzfinger, zoviet france, astral social club, volcano the bear, chris corsano, matinee orchestra, bridget hayden (vibracathedral orchestra) and cathode...more to be announced in due course. only available instore and online from us....pre-orders taken by email/ phone..price for these nuggets to be confirmed..
clash, pistols etc..you expect to see..but how about singles by eater, exile, menace, some chicken, raped, jerks, dyaks, johnny moped, pigs etc..as well as outcasts, shock treatment and others on good vibrations...yeah we liked 'em too!
you never know what will walk thru the door..on this occasion it was a chunk of early UK and US hip hop including spoonie gee,gunshot,hijack,public enemy,big daddy kane,too live crew,epmd,stetsasonic,master ace,goats,gangstarr,eric b&rakim,ice-t,tuff city squad etc!!..its all now online..check it.
as from the beginning of 2006 alt.vinyl has become the only independent record store in town to charge no booking fee on ALL ticket sales. gigs thru the cluny, jumpin hot, no-fi and a bunch of other indie promoters are all covered by this. also keep an eye on this as we are adding more venues and promoters all the time...
a new year and a load more reasons to buy at alt.vinyl...we are now offering a 5% discount on all pre-ordered items, a price promise to be the best priced independent on tyneside for new releases, and a beautiful bulging sale section with up to 50% off. in addition to all this we still offer our famous loyalty card bonuses of 9 stamps for £10 off...
a big hello to our ben who joins us from steel wheels..he makes the short hop accross town and as a result alt.vinyl now has ben's infamous curious and carnal section as well as the leading range of ultra limited and private press experiemental and esoterica releases from electronic, doom and drone artists...check it out
oh yes people..local lad andy hodson and the matinee orchestra will be launching their critically acclaimed arable debut LP at alt.vinyl in march. full line up and date will be confirmed soon...