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Burkina Faso (feat Jura Soundsystem mix)
Cat: ERC 133. Rel: 17 Apr 23
Reggae Classics/Ska
Burkina Faso (Wagadugu Blues)
Burkina Faso (Wagadugu dub)
Burkina Faso (Jura Soundsystem Discodub)
Review: Emotional Rescue can be relied on to dig up obscure, left of centre dance gems and serve them up to newer, wider audiences. Adu's reggae-pop cut 'Burkina Faso' is a great example, re-purposed for the dancefloor without any of its original flavour lost in the overhaul. A
South Saharan/West African emigre to Brixton, Rauf Adu would go on to fairly sizeable European fame with the Eddy Grant-esque 'Human To Human'. This, however, is his 1982 debut for Copasetic Records, another reggae-pop inspired, ludicrously catchy effort with scorched electric guitar and a Compass Point-style drum/bassline providing rhythmic rocksteadiness. As well as the buffed up original, there's a dub mix, which gives his beautiful guitar plenty of room to breathe, and an appearance from the Isle of Jura Sound System boss Kevin Griffiths , whose remix completes the trio of mixes.
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Eclipse (reissue)
Cat: ERC 020R. Rel: 12 Sep 22
Ballenas (5:01)
Adios Tren De Jaipur (4:07)
Midnight Round Mekines (5:16)
Donde Una Amapola Blanca Revienta (4:58)
Tierra A La Vista (4:22)
Tagomago (4:39)
El Colegio De Alvarito (4:31)
Eucaliptus Blues (5:36)
Himalaya (4:02)
Interior Del Bosque (4:29)
Review: The second part of the Dancefloor Records reissue series on Emotional Rescue comes in the form a true house classic - Chicago legend Andrew Komis' 'It's You' is an original deep house bomb. It's essentially a cover/updated version of ESP's track of the same name, but this 1989 version is tougher, heavier and deeper with a variety of mixes - the New York-London, acid-infused Free House and drum heavy NU Style Mix - all designed to rock big sound systems.
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Eclipse (CD)
Cat: ERC 020CD. Rel: 20 Oct 14
Adios Tren De Jaipur
Midnight Round Mekines
Donde Una Amapola Blanca Revienta
Tierra A La Vista
El Colegio De Alvarito
Eucaliptus Blues
Interior Del Bosque
A Una Muchacha
La Alegria Del Coyote
Gran Via
La Oracion Y El Te
Rio Nilo
Review: Emotional Rescue label boss Stuart Leath is particularly excited about this release, and it's not hard to see why. While Spanish singer/songwriter Javier Bergia is not widely known in the UK, his releases - either solo, or as part of the Finas Africae and Arium Musicae groups - are held in high regard by those of a Balearic persuasion. Eclipse is something of a treat, gathering together the best of Bergia's solo work from 1985 to the present day. Featuring Bergia's spoken and sung vocals atop a mix of gentle acoustics, atmospheric strings, delay-laden percussion and subtle global rhythms, Eclipse impresses from start to finish. It should be essential listening for anyone with even the tiniest interest in Balearica.
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Illusion (feat DJ Duckcomb mix)
Cat: ERC 103. Rel: 04 Sep 23
Illusion (6:08)
Illusion (version) (4:30)
Illusion (DJ Duckcomb Discomix) (7:38)
Review: Noted reggae vocalist Barry Biggs comes under the Emotional Rescue microscope here with celebrated LA digger Patrick Billard aka DJ Duckcomb remixing one of his cuts. First up is the original version of 'Illusion' which has big pianos over the clean digital dub. The soaring vocal is obscured by plenty of lush effects and melodies. After a version twists and contorts the original, the DJ Duckcomb Discomix slows things down and ups the dazzling disco vibes but keeps the dub dubby bottom end to ensure plenty of dance floor impact. This is a classy one as ever from this label.
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Ethno Groove (B-STOCK)
Cat: ERC 140. Rel: 01 Jan 90
Ethno Groove
Ethno Groove (New Age To Bokaye mix)
Ethno Groove (Double Beat Explosion mix)
Ethno Groove (Tribal mix)
Review: ***B-STOCK: Sleeve damaged but otherwise in excellent condition***

As one of the finest and most stylishly eclectic labels out there, you never know where Emotional Rescue will go next. This time out they head into a world of Afro-cosmic, a scene initially pioneered by early and groundbreaking Italian DJ Danielle Baldelli. Boyake's 1990 gem 'Ethno Groove' stands out as a classic of the genre and joins the dots between the early house and techno sounds that were sweeping Italy with new age ideals, Afro drums and chunky tribal percussion next to Balearic synths. It features syncopated analogue beats and live percussion and as well as the original, this 12" features two of the further mixes that came in 1994. All are heady, head-turning and mind-melting pumpers.
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Imperfect Strangers
Imperfect Strangers (140 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: ERC 098. Rel: 22 Mar 21
Yellow Samba (5:30)
Hands On Fire (3:44)
Cymbolia (3:51)
Oyster (3:27)
Basic Tactic (1:54)
Almost Touching (4:27)
Kites (5:58)
Journey To Omdurman (2:34)
Under The Ice (4:18)
Chasing Moroder (5:39)
Spring Man (2:51)
Woman In A Room (Of Colors) (3:36)
Review: Emotional Rescue go hunting in the reeds for forgotten projects, and come up trumps once again. Delay Tactics formed at the beginning of the 80s as a tape looping project from Carl Weingarten and Reed Nesbit before expanding their palette with Walter Whitney's synth vamping. They didn't last past their second album, 1984's Any Questions?, but now the finest of the band's catalogue has been documented here. The sound is prime inquisitive 80s, teetering between the traditional band dynamic and the experimental pastures of technology-powered music. At times infectiously playful ('Oyster') and at others compellingly beautiful ('Kites'), Delay Tactics are exactly the kind of band that deserve another moment in the sunshine.
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Batman (feat Gary The Tall & Exotic Gardens Reversion)
Cat: ERC 154. Rel: 04 Mar 24
Batman (Gary The Tall v Exotic Gardens Reversion)
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Midnight Shift Demos
Cat: ERC 111. Rel: 19 Apr 22
Here Comes Love (demo) (4:56)
Mr Zak (demo) (4:12)
Review: Continuing the label's special 7"s releases that capture the nascent 80s post punk, dub, funk and pop - as examined on releases by The Jellies, Woo, Phantom Band, 4AM and more - here a discovery of unheard demos from Dislocation Dance's Midnight Shift album.
As part of the eighties Manchester scene, the band's pop and jazz sensibilities have continued to garner attention, offering a rightful place in the city's rich music history.
With the closure of Richard Boon's New Hormones label in 1982, they came to the attention of Geoff Travis' Rough Trade. Creating a home studio in the basement of an old rambling farmhouse in Withington, Ian Runacres (guitar, vocals), with lyricist Paul Emmerson (bass), set to work creating demos to garner a deal.
Inspired by the funk-disco of Dr Buzzards Original Savannah Band debut album, Here Comes Love was written using Roland TR-606 drum machine, guitars, bass and (cheap) keyboard, its magical and lo-fi charmed quality melts hearts.
On Mr Zak, the fun Runacres had is evident. Written as an "indie" song, but with Aztec Camera and Burt Bacharrach on his mind, with Andy Diagram (trumpet) and Kathryn Way (vocals), hides a structure matching the album version, but which in its rudimentary instrumentation and production is unique and outshines the later version, to encase a specific period and innocence, of time.

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Axis Of Love
Cat: ERC 038R. Rel: 13 Feb 23
Deep House
Axis Of Love (8:27)
8th Ray (5:51)
Review: Miami's Dancefloor Records, founded by British expat Jeffery Collins, looked to the growing club sounds emanating from Chicago and NYC and this series of reissues on Emotional Rescue concentrates on the label's early releases. From 1991 originally, Eighth Ray is said to be a project by a group of musician friends who went on to release under various pseudonyms. 'Axis Of Love' is the zeitgeist of a golden era in Italo house sounds, emotional and uplifting to the max. Over on the flip, the spaced-out and bumpin' NYC house influence on '8th Ray' has a sound that many modern producers try to emulate - massive bassline on this one so be warned!
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On Broken Glass
On Broken Glass (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 073. Rel: 14 Oct 19
I Can't Crack (Broken mix) (6:28)
Throw Away The Script (instrumental mix) (5:20)
Dancing The Hard Bargain (extended mix) (6:29)
Bullet (Unreleased Mix) (9:08)
Review: Emotional Rescue return to the music of cult British group Furniture, shining a light on this unique band's extended 12" mixes and alternate takes. In the 80s tradition, these versions shrug off commercial concerns for something more exciting - long run times and space to tease FX and processes that a radio-friendly single wouldn't allow. "I Can't Crack (Broken Mix)" is an epic crescendo, while the instrumental mix of "Throw Away The Script" locks into a scratchy percussive workout anchored by a moody bassline. The sprightly piano lines and cascading sax on "Dancing The Hard Bargain" are a delight to lose yourself in, while "Bullet" strikes a somber but stirring tone to close the EP out.
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The Dream
The Dream (12")
Cat: ERC 010. Rel: 05 Dec 22
The Dream (7:08)
The Calling (long) (4:03)
Meditasian (short) (4:16)
Review: Said to be discovered and championed by a young Daniele Baldelli, this track from 1983 has been defined as a cosmic classic. The work of producer Steve Coe and his partner Sheila Chandra as Monsoon, they combined elements of dub, dance and ethnic music, mainly released through their Indipop label. Their mesmerising and majestic track 'The Dream' is featured on this reissue by Emotional Rescue, as well as an edit of original B-side cut 'Meditasian' featuring a sublime sitar solo which will hypnotise you into submission, but cut down by a good 20 minutes compared to the original.
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Marching In Time 2 (Instrumental Muezzin mix)
Cat: ERC 093. Rel: 26 Oct 20
Gimme More Lovin (instrumental Muezzin mix) (5:52)
Yeh Naina Yaad Hai (5:00)
Sick Of Love (4:21)
A Lulu A Bobe Danz (3:01)
Listen To The Earthbeat/The Driving Force (3:12)
Review: Emotional Rescue follow up on the excellent first instalment of reissue material from International Noise Orchestra with this second round of visionary curios from the late '80s. The 'Instrumental Muezzin' mix of 'Gimme More Lovin' comes on like Art Of Noise rocking hard at a slow tempo, all Fairlight flex and more plush digi-synth tones than you can shake a shoulder pad at. 'Yeh Naina Yaa Hai' points to the outernational focus of the group with its canny fusion of Indian musical tropes with electronics, all framing Asha Bhosle's peerless vocal. 'Sick Of Love' works wonders with angular time signature explorations and another plunderphonic funk freakout, while 'A Lulu A Bobe Danz' gets into even more virtuoso kitsch deviations. 'Listen To The Earthbeat / The Driving Force' finishes the set with a compelling rhythmic workout accented by underwater surrealism.
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Marching In Time 3
Marching In Time 3 (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 094. Rel: 09 Nov 20
The Atlantic Swimmer (3:53)
Far Away (4:59)
Listen/Gimme More Lovin (5:39)
I Speak Your Body Electric (3:01)
Veena Via Video (3:29)
Review: The third volume of International Noise Orchestra archival dives from Emotional Rescue sees no let up in the dizzying, dazzling displays of visionary 80s production from this curious German-Algerian project. The fusion between bold and brash synths and samples with Jol Allouche's drumming is fluid throughout. On lead track 'The Atlantic Swimmer' the project sounds incredibly of its time but also utterly out of time and space in its futuristic outernational reverie. There's space for era-appropriate bombast on 'Listen/Gimme More Lovin', which shimmers with a new wave tint, while a rubbery b-line on 'I Speak Your Body Electric' almost hints towards acid in its fluid glides. Stellar, spellbinding stuff highly deserving of a second airing.
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Mysteries Of The East
Cat: ERC 029. Rel: 13 Mar 23
Mysteries Of The East (5:38)
Mysteries Of The East ('88 Mecca mix) (5:17)
Review: Emotional Rescue has had this reissue in the works for a while, but it was delayed by the sad passing of Steve Coe after the rerelease of The Ganges Orchestra's The Dream. Finally, though, the right time has come for this one to be bacon the racks and it is a much-loved reminder of Coe's wizardry in the studio. It comes with plenty of Eastern flavours to bring something new to the dance floor, not least thanks to tabla disciple turned teacher, Jhalib (Millar), who helped Coe on this one back in 1982. The likes of Danielle Baldelli and chug dons like Andrew Weatherall long favoured it, and if it's good enough for them...

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Censorship Is Killing Music (Gross National Products 1981-1989)
Free State Fence
Crossed Cheques
Running Out Of Time
Beat About The Bush
Ten Dirty Fingers
Hillbrow 2
Don't Dance
Beatle Love Song
I Wonder Why
Song For Magnus
Messer Im Kopf
Perpetual Emotion
Review: South African Warrick Sony is a ground breaking composer who was behind the Kalahari Surfers project which now gets a vital spotlight courtesy of Emotional Rescue. This compilation shows how effortlessly eclectic his sound was - from jive rhythms to jazz, tabla to political speeches and much more in between. A Hindu pacifist who was once conscripted into the South African Defense Force, he founded this group as a way out getting his ides out there, calling on other musicians as and when he needed them. It was the first radical white anti-apartheid pop in South Africa and as this vital collection shows it explored polyrhythms, slow motorik, dub sound collage and even a goofy cover of Nancy Sinatra.

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Safari (Lexx mix)
Cat: ERC 097. Rel: 19 Dec 22
Safari (3:56)
Safari (Lexx Discomix) (7:38)
Review: Emotional Rescue closes out another brilliant year with one final hot drop. This sorting 7" Safari by King Sporty was the artist's first ever single back in 1976. It comes after the label has served up plenty of reissues of the man known as Noel Wiliam's tackle but this one might be the best. It's from his album Deep Reggae Roots and is nice tropical excursion with steamy hits, wooden percussive sounds and funky bass over a low-slung groove and chanting vocals. This one is backed with a special disco mix by Lexx that reworks the tune for more lively moments.
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Concrete Jungle
Cat: ERC 136. Rel: 18 Jul 22
Reggae Classics/Ska
Concrete Jungle (4:51)
Young Girl (2:39)
Review: The second 7" in the Konduko series reissues this mega-rarity, Noel Williams aka King Sporty's own version of Bob Marley's Concrete Jungle. The connection between Marley and Williams was long-standing, both living in the tenements of West Kingston and gaining their musical foundations as part of the Studio One, that would reach fruition when they later co-wrote Buffalo Soldier together.

Clement Dodd's organisation was more than a label, running a sound system, studio, pressing plant and its own distribution. As Deejay on the system and later releasing his debut single on the label, William's learnt his craft, taking this knowledge to Miami and replicating much - expanding the Konduko label to encompass studio, plant and distribution.

First recorded with Lee Perry, Marley's 1971 original was famously rerecorded for The Wailers move to Island Records and their 1973 album, Catch A Fire. Here, a rare Williams' vocal is backed with horns atop a reggae-funk groove. The songs message of struggle is universal and everlasting, even with a touch of Miami swing.

This is backed by Young Girl, a single in its own right, from the same period. A rocksteady, breakbeat shuffle bely the songs roots in late 60s soul, with a powerful counterpoint vocal from wife and partner, Betty Wright. A collector's item itself, together they are essential.

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Fall Out (feat NAD mix)
Cat: ERC 146. Rel: 04 Dec 23
Fall Out
Fall Out (Fresh '86)
Fall Out (NAD Discomix)
Review: Emotional Rescue's vital Konduko reissue series sadly comes to an end here with a look at the label's final years. In those days it moved away from reggae, disco and boogie towards an enduring electro sound that had a vast and lasting impact on the Miami scene. The biggest tune from that time was when Noel Williams linked with local songwriter Lawrence Dermer aka Der Mer for the track reissued here. 'Fall Out' soon became a hit with its driving electro-funk rhythms. The original sits next to the later Fresh '86" mix as well as a NAD disco mix from Dan Tyler, best known as one of the Idjut Boys. It's an irresistible package of body-popping electro with hooks for days.
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Sun Country
Cat: ERC 147. Rel: 04 Sep 23
Sun Country (4:56)
Sun Country (Instruemental) (5:09)
Sun Country (40 Thieves Disco mix) (9:21)
Review: Here comes Emotional Rescue and Konduko's last in their series of Noel Williams/King Sporty reissues, this time looking at later electro productions and the hip-hop/boogie influenced 'Sun Country'. Vocals and co-production come from Williams' long-time partner Betty Wright and as well as a vocal and instrumental mix there's a longform remix by Bay Area disco dub stalwarts, 40 Thieves.
By this point in his career, the godfather of Miami Bass had travelled a long way from his Jamaican roots in reggae and soul, paying homage to the warm climbs of the Sunshine State and laying down a much copied template using the TR-808 drum machine create the electronic emulations of the breakbeat, claps accenting the backbeat and trademark low frequencies shaking the floorboards. The instrumental stretches the arrangement, emphasising the interplay between electronics, bass, vocal samples, scratching and fx, the voice transformed into a percussive element in its own right. The flip sees 40 Thieves flexing their understated understanding of electro funk, making for a rounded, generation-jumping package.
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Do You Wanna Dance? (feat Felix Dickinson mix)
Cat: ERC 060R. Rel: 31 Oct 22
Do You Wanna Dance? (5:31)
Do You Wanna Dance? (instrumental) (5:27)
Do You Wanna Dance? (Felix Dickinson Discomix) (9:08)
Review: Emotional Rescue returns with the third (and final?) King Sporty & The Ex Tras releases with the first ever-official reissue of the highly sought after cult boogie jam Do You Wanna Dance? Coming as remastered vocal and instrumental, plus again featuring a special Discomix, this time courtesy of acid-disco slayer Felix Dickinson.

Appearing shortly after the success of the band's only album, Extra Funky, Do You Wanna Dance? pointed the way forward, moving further from Disco and closer to the rising electro-boogie sounds that were sweeping the dance floors. The confident up / jump electro drum programming, slap bass and trademark Sporty guitar chops are propelled by a monster swamp inducing synth arpeggio that sings the funk electric, while hip-hop-shout-outs ride the rhythm. If the vocals are too much for some, then the original Instrumental (dub) is also included for those just wanting that infectious groove.

As many will recall, Do You Wanna Dance? featured on Felix's "Originals" compilation for Claremont 56 back in 2011, so when the King Sporty reissue project was coming together there was only one name to be asked for the Discomix. With a long history of DJing and music production, as well the man behind the Recycled Records, Fools Gold, Urban Myth and Bastedos labels, as well many, many releases on the long running and aptly titled Cynic Recordings, his remix arrives on point.

Teasingly drawn out, his mix switches back / forth between versions, the interplay between vocals, guitar, bass and electro-glide synths hypnotically building, with Dickinson's deftly dubbing tripping it out, making the title's question irrelevant, as mind and feet involuntarily move.

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Fantasy (feat Jonny Rock Discomix)
Fantasy (instrumental)
Fantasy (Jonny Rock Discomix)
Review: The last of the Konduko series from Emotional Rescue arrives now and quite possibly it is the best of the lot from Noel Williams. His 'Fantasy' saw him work with Larry Dermer aka Der Mer on what is an effective and catchy electro jam that operates at the higher end of the tempo chart with some classic vocoder vocal action to really make it pop. Despite being released originally in 1984 this one still bangs with its emulated TR-808 beats and nagging melodies. The instrumental heightens that and then the Jonny Rock Discomix shuts down with long-form rework that shows why the DJ, editor and all-round amiable bloke is so well regarded.
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Computer Age (feat Universal Cave mix)
Cat: ERC 148. Rel: 09 Oct 23
Computer Age (club mix) (4:59)
Computer Age (dub mix) (4:59)
Computer Age (Universal Cave Discomix) (13:35)
Review: King Sporty is something of a chameleonic artists, not that many people know. He started out int he 70s making reggae and soul 7"s, then moved into disco, boogie, hip-hop and electro 12"s during the 80s, and then when house music hit in the 90s he evolved once more. This new drop from Emotional Rescue takes a tune from that late era. 'Computer Music' is four to the floor with electro influences and a lazy break that pull you in deep. Far-sighted chords bring a serene sense of cosmic majesty while a filtered vocal adds space age vibes. A dub is included as well as the Universal Cave Discomix by the Philadelphia DJ and production crew. A retro-future EP indeed..
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Golddigger (Jura Soundsystem mix)
Cat: ERC 134. Rel: 15 May 23
Golddigger (12" mix) (7:12)
Golddigger (Tape mix 1) (7:05)
Golddigger (Jura Soundsystem Disco dub) (12:52)
Review: Emotional Rescue is at it again with another fully licensed and remastered offering, this time bringing to wax Mataya's Golddigger with a previously digital-only 'tape Mix.' Zimbabwe-born and later London-based Mataya "Clifford" Chewaluza was a core part of the vibrant West London music scene, using his songwriting, production and multi-instrumentalist skills on albums for RCA and Virgin. He also dropped a few 12"s and this one was released in 1988. It's a cult curio with crashing 80s production, disco-tinged grooves and plenty of subtle African rhythm which includes a standout dub mix from Jura Soundsystem.
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Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
Cat: ERC 028R. Rel: 09 May 22
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (7:31)
Acab (part 2) (1:45)
Yahoo! (2:49)
Take Your Coat Off (2:10)
Take Your Coat Off (part 2) (1:06)
Ooh, Ah Yeah! (2:41)
Ooh? (3:35)
Review: There are seemingly no limits to the music Emotional Rescue will put out. This time they look back to the post punk scene of Bristol in the early 80s. Mouth was a short-lived outfit that put out just a couple of releases, but each one blazed a trail though leftfield percussive sounds, wave, weird jazz and electronics. Andy Guy and Rob Merrill were the main members with the likes of Nellie Hooper also in the band's orbit. This record is packed with tribal drumming and floating horns, broken dubs and avant-jazz but all with a proudly DIY attitude. It's packed with heady moments and wild steppers that havent aged a bit and still sound future.
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Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (B-STOCK)
Cat: ERC 028RB. Rel: 01 Jan 90
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (7:31)
Acab (part 2) (1:45)
Yahoo! (2:49)
Take Your Coat Off (2:10)
Take Your Coat Off (part 2) (1:06)
Ooh, Ah Yeah! (2:41)
Ooh? (3:35)
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Riddims Of Culture 1 (B-STOCK)
Riddims Of Culture 1 (B-STOCK) (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 089 (B-STOCK). Rel: 01 Jan 90
Cricket Island (Tribal mix)
In Japan
Jay's Rhama
In Harmony
Infinite Chant
Review: ***B-STOCK: Without outer sleeve, but otherwise in excellent condition***

REPRESS ALERT: Ever the educators, Emotional Rescue are now turning their attention to the 90s "Afro-cosmic" scene - a sound that spread through Europe following the influence of Daniele Baldelli and his pioneering DJing in Italy in the late '70s. Munich's The New Morning were amongst the many crews inspired by what Baldelli was championing, and they created incredible, unusual dance music that easily stands up to modern standards for its inventive fusions of global influences and electronic technology. From the heady house throw down "In Japan" to the cosmic dancehall flex of "Jay's Rhama", there's so much to vibe off here, all of it highly compatible with the adventurous sounds creeping into DJ sets in the current era.
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Too Confusing
Too Confusing (40 gram vinyl 7")
Cat: ERC 113. Rel: 10 Jan 22
Too Confusing (4:46)
Surrender (3:38)
Review: Emotional Rescue returns to early 1980s Manchester with the previously unreleased music of Michael James Pollard and his beautiful distillation of indie pop in Too Confusing and bedsit cover version of Ashford and Simpson's Surrender.

While studying photography at Manchester Polytechnic, (MJ) Pollard lived and played in a band in a ramshackle house in Walley Range. In the cellar studio he would write and record his own songs using their guitars, fretless bass and keys, as well as his own Casio VL-Tone VL-1 and Simmons Clap Trap to augment his drums onto a 4 track TEAC.

By 1983, and now solo, he was recording out of Dislocation Dance's studio (ERC111), had secured a Peel Session and via Factory Records' Lindsay Reade, was discussing with Fundacao Atlantica about releasing an album.

Working with singer Sioux Goddard as a duo, they put down 8 songs in 2 weeks in summer '84. However, Fundacao Atlantica's financial difficulties and soon closure meant the songs were lost until now.

Recovered off the original tapes and lovingly restored, Too Confusing captures the optimism of the sessions, a summer love melody of forlorn youth. Surrender accompanies, recorded back in that cellar in '81, with friend Stephanie Danziger on vocals, its lo-fi simplicity is a perfect take on an all-time classic, making this a newly prized gem of British indie pop history.
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Boy Child (Felix Dickinson mix)
Cat: ERC 129. Rel: 30 Aug 22
Boy Child (5:22)
You Got To Me (9:27)
Boy Child (Felix Dickinson Discomix) (8:12)
Review: The Prolifics were a New Orleans-based funk project responsible for two now classic releases in the early '70s. Emotional Rescue has stepped in to keep their legacy alive with the reissue of another one of their dusted down numbers from the vaults entitled 'Boy Child' which receives a re-rub by the one and only Felix Dickinson, taking the track into lo-slung soul-acid territory in his typical style. For your listening pleasure there's another track from the archives in the form of 'You Got To Me', a life-affirming disco epic that should have received the attention it was worthy of the first time around.

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24 Hrs
24 Hrs (140 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: ERC 110. Rel: 15 Nov 21
Before Sunrise (4:41)
Sunrise (3:29)
Morning (2:53)
Noon & Afternoon (5:07)
Sunset (3:26)
Night (20:22)
Review: Ramuntcho Matta has been spotlighted by Emotional Rescue before, when they reissued his 1986 album Ecoute... back in 2016. The veteran French artist has plenty of work to explore, but it certainly helps having the curatorial instincts of a label like Emotional Rescue to guide you, and so they return to the very same year and another startling work, 24 Hrs. The A side of this album deals in shorter pieces rich in expressive instrumental conversations, as tabla, trumpet and guitar retort with a flowing, open-ended impetus. You can hear Matta's links to Don Cherry coming through in this spiritually charged style, but it's 'Sunset' on the B side which takes things further across 20 transcendental minutes of unbound musical mastery.

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Be What You Want Be (reissue)
Cat: ERC 083R. Rel: 30 May 22
Soft Touch (4:17)
Keep On Dancing (3:40)
In The Rain (3:25)
Be What You Want Be (4:40)
Papa "Doo" (5:16)
Why Not (4:10)
Review: REPRESS ALERT: As far as collaborative delights go, this really takes the cake. Miami boogie wildcard Noel Williams, aka King Sporty, throwing it down heavy with legendary Jamaican reggae axe man Ernest Ranglin - as you might expect, the results are incendiary. 'Soft Touch' has a hint of the cosmic about it as it romps through insanely catchy chorus chants, stirring brass stabs and Ranglin's sweet licks. 'Keep On Dancing' has a more uptempo feel, 'In The Rain' slips into a laid back reggae skank and 'Be What You Want To Be' turns the vintage disco heat back up. Throughout this wonderful mini LP, the duo switch between each other's strengths and bring out the best in each other, like all good collaborations should.

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Storm (10")
Cat: ERC 065. Rel: 16 Oct 23
Storm (5:15)
Storm (Arp Duppy Chip mix) (5:07)
Review: Emotional Rescue turn their attention to Rare Silk and their sublime cult classic "Storm". It's one of those rare tracks with a wonderful otherworldly quality that manages to be smooth and accessible, and somehow not like anything you've ever heard before. It must be somewhere in the mix, between the dreamy harmonized vocals, lush instrumentation and curious sense of space. The original on the A side is a treat enough, but then throw in a mercurial dubbed out version by Arp on the flip and you've got yourself a 12 inch portal to a most delightful dimension.
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Perfume Of The Soul
Cat: ERC 100. Rel: 31 Oct 22
Universal Purpose (5:07)
Spirit's So High (4:37)
MMMMoon Wrap (5:32)
Love's The Most (3:59)
Hope (4:39)
Dancehall Exocet (5:28)
This Was No Dream (4:07)
Tequila Sam (3:24)
Return Of Theme From A Tall Dark Stranger (4:22)
Love's The Most (acoustic) (5:38)
Review: This collection of ten very classy sounding Balearic pop songs actually consists of unreleased material from 1989-1991, a fact you'd never have guessed from merely listening to it. Brenda is a UK based singer and producer, and during the 80s frontperson of Brenda and the Beachballs (whose 'Theme From A Tall Dark Stranger' makes a return in a new form here), and the palate of influences does revolve around the best the decade had to offer - Grace Jones, ZTT, Roxanne Shante and early St Etienne are all echoed - plus a touch of the plundering DIY sample spirit (see 'Tequila Sam') that also powered that era. Exquisite listening that doesn't let its sophistication distract from a gentle sense if adventure and charm.

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A La Izquierda Del Colibri (reissue)
Cat: ERC 043R. Rel: 20 Jun 22
I-Cana (7:04)
A La Izquierda Del Colibri (8:55)
El Hacedor De Lluvia (4:56)
Wawaki (6:42)
Lejos Te Llevas El Espejo De Tu Rostro (2:41)
Managua (5:20)
Review: The late Jorge Reyes was a leading figure in Mexican experimental music, and this album recorded with Antonio Zepeda is one of his earliest and most striking works. Originally released in 1986, A La Izquierda Del Colibri is a worldly product of the era in the same way as the work of Jah Wobble and Brian Eno, rich in new wave funk but reaching to a higher plane thanks to all manner of sonic devices. From treated jungle sounds to swooping pads, the whole album feels like an exotic trek through the heat and mystery of Central America, at times leaving the Western world far behind and at other times embracing it. A captivating listen.
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Ron Next Door
Ron Next Door (40 gram vinyl 7")
Cat: ERC 112. Rel: 18 Oct 21
Ron Next Door (alternative mix) (5:50)
Sitting On Top Of The World (5:26)
Review: Happenstance can be a fortuitous element. A union-funded single discovered in a dusty store, a long disbanded band found, leads to unreleased post punk dubs in a box of unreleased demos.

Formed during the mid-80s in the downbeat town of Walsall, their music is a blend of disparate influences from 50's crooners, blues and reggae to Killing Joke and The Bunnymen; Ron's Neighbours were out of step with the perfect pop of the C86 indie generation.

Their only single - "To The Fight" - a split 7" was supported by the Trade Union Resource Centre, while many gigs were benefits for striking miners, leading to a loyal local following.

Engineered by Ozzy Osbourne's brother Tony, tracks were recorded at an 8 track bedroom / home studio, while a terraced house served as rehearsal space. Here Ron Next Door was born. When a tape recorder was left running it captured the long-suffering neighbour for posterity. His outburst gave the band and song, its name.

Experimenting with drum machines, the resultant jam track, here in its "Alternative Mix", languished unheard until now. Ron's 'Black Country' tones lead to driving bass / percussion against crashing Stratocasters and repeating, refrained vox - a post punk dub turned symphony.

The B side, Sitting On Top of the World, is an indie anthem, becoming their theme, a blend of grandiose and banal that characterised their songs.
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So Tell Me Tell Me
Cat: ERC 040R. Rel: 05 Sep 22
Funky/Club House
So, Tell Me, Tell Me (vocal mix) (6:42)
So, Tell Me, Tell Me (Trance mix) (5:41)
So, Tell Me, Tell Me (Clubhouse mix) (6:03)
Review: You never quote know what you're going to get from the Emotional Rescue label but you do always know it is worth hearing. This Shavonne EP completes the Dancefloor Records trilogy they have been working on and offers up a move away from house and into the lesser known world of freestyle. Both classic but underground, 'So, Tell Me, Tell Me' is a bumping house cut with a dark heart, pinging drums and a strained vocal next to retro stabs that brings a unique late night energy. Three versions of it include the original, a trance up version and one with more electro style bass. All killer.
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Hey! (7")
Cat: ERC 096. Rel: 01 Feb 21
Hey! (4:10)
Can We Rebuild Our City? (3:14)
Review: The always excellent Emotional Rescue comes to save us all once more with another of its perfectly escapist releases. This particular 7" comes from Silver Leaf, a short-lived mid-80s project out of Cincinnati, Ohio with a mysterious vocalist. The band was discovered by crate diggers on both sides of the Atlantic and now rightfully get brought to our attention with two brilliantly unique tunes. 'Hey!' is lush, synth driven psychedelic disco soul with a spoken word vocal and bendy chords all brimming with sunshine. 'Can We Rebuilt Our City?' then gets fully heartbroken and horizontal.
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Utan Rymddrakt Pa Uranus (feat Gary The Tall mix)
Cat: ERC 130. Rel: 27 Mar 23
Utan Rymddrakt Pa Uranus I (2:37)
Utan Rymddrakt Pa Uranus II (2:55)
Utan Rymddrakt Pa Uranus (Gary The Tall re-edit) (5:10)
Review: Independent radio institution NTS has a lot to answer for. Not least introducing its legions of loyal listeners across the world to the mighty (or, perhaps more appropriately, curious Staalfagel). The result of some serious crate digging, as per usual for the platform, the Swedish post punk and New Wave outfit - Erik Fritjofsson, Petter Brundell and Micke Kjell - reflect how broad the digital station's music policy can be, and how important it is for things to be rediscovered and saved from obscurity.
Forming in 1980, the three piece only released two full length records in their time, alongside a handful of singles and EPs. Utan Rymddrakt Pa Uranus is among the most enigmatic and delightful, here presented in two parts with an edit by Gary The Tall. As early adopters of synths and drum machines, the cosmic dance-pop sound here might be rudimentary today, but also has this real sense of adventure and breaking new ground about it.
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I Remember Mama
Cat: ERC 125. Rel: 19 Jul 21
Roots/Lovers Rock
I Remember Mama (4:09)
Hard Times (4:21)
Review: Emotional Rescue and HMV Record Shop (Japan) end their DISCO REGGAE LOVERS 7" series with reggae legend Sugar Minott and this utterly unique UK soul-boogie rarity, I Remember Mama.

Reggae star, vocalist, producer and sound system operator, Kingston JA born Minott released over 50 albums and hundreds of singles for the likes of Studio One, Wackies, Suffering Heights and his own Black Roots label.

His distinctive soulful voice pioneered the Dancehall style and following his UK hit "Hard Time Pressure" he moved to London in 1980, adopting the rising Lovers Rock sound. On a visit to Wackies' offices in Soho he met Steve Parr, who had recently opened a studio next door.

Keyboard player for the likes of Desmond Dekker and Geno Washington, Parr moved into composition, mixing, sound engineering and production, before setting up the Sound Design Studio in Dean Street.

Principally a studio, the meeting with Minott hatched the idea to create a label to showcase their capabilities. Produced by Parr, he played all the instruments except the distinctive sax by friend Andy MacDonald.

With Minott's heartfelt lyrics, this marriage created a one-off, a ground-breaking synthesised 4/4 rhythm track with funk groove and soulful vocals. Released on 7" and 12", the versions noticeably differ and is the perfect closing to the DISCO REGGAE LOVERS series.

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I Remember Mama (feat NAD remix)
Cat: ERC 118. Rel: 20 Sep 22
I Remember Mama (5:16)
Sound Design (5:30)
I Remember Mama (NAD Discomix) (11:00)
Review: "Emotional Rescue presents the first ever reissue of Sugar Minott's rare 12" of I Remember Mama. Recorded in Soho in mid-80s London, the Boogie meets Reggae song comes in vocal and instrumental mixes, as well as a wonderfully teasing long Discomix by NAD aka Dan Tyler (Idjut Boys).

Having grown up and become a star out of Kingston, JA, with over 50 albums and hundreds of singles for the likes of Studio One and Black Roots labels, the legendary vocalist was a pioneer of the Dancehall and then later Lovers Rock sounds.

Based in London for much of the 1980s, a chance meeting in the Wackies offices he met producer Steve Parr, who had recently opened the Sound Design Studio next door.

Hatching the idea to create a label to showcase their capabilities, Parr played all the instruments except the distinctive sax by friend Andy MacDonald, while Minott's delivery is at his prime, storytelling in the Jamaica tradition of hardship and praise.

Released on 7" and 12", they have striking differences. The "Sound Design" instrumental / version sees the studio team craft a disco meets reggae in a cod-style to wonderful, almost Balearic effect.

The collaboration with Dan Tyler continues, as he again works his desk dubbing magic. Extending and editing between the two mixes, teasing the instrumental before finally bringing the sax and vocals together for a 'discodub' finale. "

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Muslimgauze Re-mixs (B-STOCK)
Cat: ERC 013LP (B-STOCK). Rel: 01 Jan 90
Whirling Dub
Acid Bends
Tick Tock Drop
Echoes Of Melchizedek
Where's The Missing Chord
Waz Whirling
Find The Missing Chord
Horses Of The Apothecary
Hey Jagunath
Review: ***B-STOCK: Original outer sleeve missing, otherwise perfect working condition***

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Nowhere Like Here: Love Songs From The Caribbean & Diaspora
Cat: ERC 131. Rel: 03 Apr 23
Reggae Classics/Ska
Avalanche - "Your Love Is Such A Good Thing" (4:21)
Paul Thompson - "Can I Take You Home?" (4:33)
Keith Robinson - "Keep On Dancing" (8:12)
Ras Ibuna - "Black Beauty" (4:06)
Warp Speed - "Take It To The Night" (4:40)
Majority - "Caroline" (3:39)
Keith Robinson - "Never Let Go" (5:31)
Burning Flames - "Can't Let Go" (5:29)
Review: Nowhere Like Here: Love Songs From The Caribbean & Diaspora is a perfectly escapist new double album from Emotional Rescue that has been drawn from the "off kilter digging of archivist, DJ and collector Bruno." It's a sister collection to the Perfect Motion album that focuses on new wave and leftfield pop and is already a cult classic. This lovely album also makes ten years of this fine label and is a tasteful assembled selection perfectly befitting of that occasion from this much-loved imprint. Here's to the next ten years.

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Terra Incognita (B-STOCK)
Terra Incognita (B-STOCK) (140 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: ERC 034 (B-STOCK). Rel: 01 Jan 90
Denis Mpunga & Paul K - "Criola"
Mal - "A Letter From Yellowland"
Zazou & Biyake - "Komba"
Bene Gesserit - "Broken Toy"
La Caida De La Casa Usher - "Caballos"
Kastrieste Philosophen - "Heroina"
Danny Alias - "Big Brother-The Answer"
Image Pour Image - "Where Is The Love In This World"
Attrition - "Beast Of Burden"
Zazou, Nodland, Lema - "Stranger In The New Light"
Kastrieste Philosophen - "Playin The Fool"
Instead Of - "Bad Angels"
Review: ***B-STOCK: Sleeve damaged & record ever so slightly warped, otherwise in excellent condition***

Emotional Rescue continue to mine hidden corners of esoteric music to bring your rarified delights in a freshly mastered form. This time the label has turned to cult Spanish label Auxilio De Ciento, who have been quietly picked up by more tuned in heads for their excellent new wave, synth pop and industrial wares. La Caida De La Casa Usher present the most abrasive material on here, but largely it's a relaxed affair. You can lose yourself in the bubbling synthesizer goodness of Bene Gesserit and Danny Alias, or trip out to the pattering drums of Zazou, Nodland, Lema.
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Get It Right: Afro Dub Funk & Punk Of Recreational Records '81-‘82
Cat: ERC 116. Rel: 05 Sep 22
Scream + Dance - "In Rhythm" (12" mix)
Talisman - "Wicked Dem" (12" mix)
Animal Magic - "Get It Right"
X-Certs - "Untogether"
Electric Guitairs - "Don't Wake The Baby"
Talisman - "Run Come Girl" (12" mix)
Scream + Dance - "Giacometti" (Wicked mix)
Ivory Coasters - "Mungaka Makossa"
Animal Magic - "Trash The Blad"
Scream + Dance - "In Pink & Black"
Review: The Emotional Rescue label has done a superb job of shining a light on the British post punk scene over the last decade or so. It now does so once more in fantastic fashion with a compilation of tunes from Bristol's short lived but much loved Recreational Records. The 10 tunes have been remastered and recut and they all sound as good now as ever. Highlights include X-Certs - 'Untogether' and Electric Guitar's 'Don't Wake The Baby' which sum up the collection perfect with their jangling dub rhythms, heavily treated vocals and oodles of delay all twisting your melon. This releases was included in Bandcamp's Essential Releases 2022.

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Sweet Season
Sweet Season (140 gram vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: ERC 078. Rel: 25 Nov 19
Ramana (6:39)
Bohdran (6:37)
Amazonas (9:28)
Blue Castle (8:07)
Rain (9:34)
Semi-Piliated Human (4:20)
Drala (9:16)
Bendir (15:07)
Sweat Season (5:42)
Seven Heaven (11:35)
Silver Lining (4:31)
Review: Glen Velez is perhaps not a household name, but let Emotional Rescue change that with this wonderfully curated collection of works from a masterful drum devotee. Velez has Latin American roots, and he has performed since the late 60s in New York, but his interest in percussion spans the globe and all kinds of hand drums. His respected techniques have been snapped up by collaborators like John Cage and Steve Reich, not least thanks to the advanced polyrhythmic modes he operates in. Don't be fooled though - this isn't just a drum record. Accompanying musicians shape out the hypnotic percussion in a variety of transcendental moods that make this an invigorating listen start to finish.
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Far Away: 6 Songs Of Reggae & Dub Music
Cat: ERC 139. Rel: 30 May 23
Far Away (4:02)
Different Language (3:03)
Whirl (3:51)
Natty Vision (4:40)
Fear (5:09)
No 4 (1:34)
Review: Emotional Rescue looks to the newly rebuilt but still very much culturally separate East and West Germany of the 1980s with this new EP. It's dub reggae through a post-punk and alternative lens by Hanover artists Felix Holter aka Dubvisionist. All these cuts have a very live, improvised feel because father way he worked from rhythms first and jammed endlessly before adding the vocals. They are taken from their 1987 release 10 Tracks Of Reggae & Dub Music which was inspired by the great Adrian Sherwood label On-U Sound label, and you can hear that clearly.

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Played by: Piers Harrison
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Aither (LP)
Cat: ERC 030R. Rel: 30 May 22
Djamileh (4:46)
Tik & Tics (3:30)
Le Nenuphare (2:47)
Narme-Air (4:06)
A Cup Of Tea For Suzuki (4:15)
Zen-Dub (3:20)
Allo Rechte (3:28)
Homo Religiosis (7:41)
Akasha (2:18)
Herrvoragende (0:42)
Narguile Toundra, La Grande Plante Fibreuse (5:01)
Review: Cult French outfit Vox Populi! have already put out a subversive and superb album this year back in April on Touch Sensitive. Here it is the good folk at Emotional Rescue who snap up another one in the form of Aither, which has been remastered and repackaged 30 years after it first landed. We're told it is the first of many to come in 2022 and that's good news because it's class - numerous musicians played as part of the band and traditional instrumental paired with folklore vocals make for a majestic melting pot of sound from the world of dub, funk, soul, psyche and oriental.
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Street Talk (B-STOCK)
Street Talk (B-STOCK) (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 108 (B-STOCK). Rel: 01 Jan 90
Street Talk
Street Talk (instrumental)
Street Talk (Rune Lindbaek Discomix)
Review: ***B-STOCK: Sleeve damaged, but otherwise in excellent condition***

Emotional Rescue continues to trawl through the bulging back catalogue of Noel Williams' Miami-based Konduko label, which the celebrated producer first launched to showcase his productions as King Sporty. 'Street Talk' hails from 1983 and saw Williams join forces with a hastily arranged group of backing musicians dubbed the Extras to craft a canny chunk of electrofunk rich in spacey synths, wild guitar solos and sweet female backing vocals. This edition pairs the original mix with the even more spaced-out dub on the A-side, with Rune Lindbaek delivering a brand new 'Discomix' on the flip. The Norwegian's version is even more spaced-out and cosmic, drenching the original's rapped vocal phrases and synth sounds and delicious amounts of reverb and delay.

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