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Crazy Kind Of Feeling
Cat: ERC 121. Rel: 17 May 21
Roots/Lovers Rock
  1. Crazy Kind Of Feeling (7" mix)
  2. Crazy Kind Of Feeling (dub take 2)
Review: Emotional Rescue and HMV Record Shop (Japan) present the 2nd DISCO REGGAE LOVERS with the music of Haile Maskel and his 101 Band and their cult Jamaica meets America reggae disco bomb Crazy Kind Of Feeling, in it's super rare 7" Mix.

Heralding from the furtive 60's Trenchtown, Jamaica, Michael Ashley aka Haile Maskel grew up around music, recording his first sessions with friend Bob Marley, alongside the likes of Peter Tosh, Robbie Shakespeare and Carlton Barrett.

Working with Lee Perry, he joined Light Of Saba, while touring with Dennis Brown and Sugar Minott led him overseas, settling in Los Angeles in 1983 and soon launching his Opulence (Sound) label.

The label's in house project, Maskel's 101 Band mixed a conscious message in love song, crafted around a boogie discodub. Coming as 7" and 12" (ERC101) releases, here the single is presented alongside the true dub version.

Dub Take 2 was discovered when the original master tapes were recently unearthed and while the recent 12" reissue featured an "instrumental alternative mix", Dub Take 1, this 7" includes a real dub version, cutting and dropping back and forth between drums, bass, key, vocals and horns in a cool excursion for the heads.




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Crazy Kind Of Feeling
Crazy Kind Of Feeling (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 101. Rel: 15 Feb 21
Classics/Ska
  1. Crazy Kind Of Feeling (5:15)
  2. Crazy Kind Of Feeling (dub take 1) (5:18)
  3. Crazy Kind Of Feeling (DJ Duckcomb Discomix) (7:47)
Review: The always cultured Emotional Rescue kicks of the first of what will be a series of reissue sou the music of young Michael Ashley aka Haile Maskel. He hailed from Trenchtown in Jamaica and grew up singing, learning guitar and bass, redoing under the tutelage of Bob Marley early on. Here his soul drenched reggae is offered dup with 'Crazy Kind Of Feeling', a unique track with horns and big bass but also a subtle disco energy. Next to a dub take, Patrick Billard aka DJ Duckcomb serves up a mix that embellishes on the disco elements.



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Passion
Passion (40 gram vinyl 7")
Cat: ERC 085. Rel: 28 Oct 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Passion
  2. The Man I Feel
Review: Emotional Rescue dig out a quintessential private press curio and give it a tasteful 7" release that should tickle all lovers of blue-eyed soul with a subtle electronic kink. There's a smooth pop nous at the heart of "Passion", but also a naivety in the production that hints at the bedroom studio roots of 4AM's limited forays into recorded work. There's space for Fairlight-esque stabs and something approaching an acid bassline, but it's all framed in a mellifluous slice of melodious groove. "The Man I Feel" takes the A side and steers it into playful instrumental territory to great effect, the consummate 80s dub out.
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Eclipse
Eclipse (CD)
Cat: ERC 020CD. Rel: 20 Oct 14
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Ballenas
  2. Adios Tren De Jaipur
  3. Midnight Round Mekines
  4. Donde Una Amapola Blanca Revienta
  5. Tierra A La Vista
  6. Tagomago
  7. El Colegio De Alvarito
  8. Eucaliptus Blues
  9. Himalaya
  10. Interior Del Bosque
  11. A Una Muchacha
  12. La Alegria Del Coyote
  13. Gran Via
  14. Kabul
  15. La Oracion Y El Te
  16. 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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Everything Is Fine (Chuggy mix)
Everything Is Fine (Chuggy mix) (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 106. Rel: 12 Oct 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Everything Is Fine (3:18)
  2. Everything Dub (3:25)
  3. Everything Is Fine (Chuggy Discomix) (7:23)
Review: To close the 3 EP reissue series of Neville King and Lee Laing's King & City label, the all female group Charisma are presented with their summer infused Lovers cut, Everything Is Fine.

Three Lewisham friends, Angela Richardson on lead vocals, with Geselle and Janie backing, were active from 1982 to 1990, but are really remembered for the early recordings made with Neville King. Their debut, Everything Is Fine rides the Lovers sound at its peak. Written with One Blood's Lloyd Robinson, with the rest of band of Robinson brothers providing the rhythm section, this is pure South London sound system music.

Recorded again at TMC (Tooting Music Centre) Recording Studios - working alongside the likes of Dillinger, Tradition and New Musik - Everything Is Fine rides a beautiful soul reggae rhythm as Trevor (Drums) and Lloyd (Bass) Robinson set the foundations, while One Blood provide the Dub mix.

A true love's lament, a song of hope, serenity and pure vibes. Label head Chuggy slides behind the mixing desk for an extended Discomix that stretches, loops and dubs the vocal and dub back forth, to close a glimpse at this uniquely British phenomenon, taking reggae closer to it's heart and soul.
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Lorraine
Lorraine (7")
Cat: ERC 122. Rel: 17 May 21
Roots/Lovers Rock
  1. Lorraine
  2. Lorraine (Lexx dub)
Review: The DISCO REGGAE LOVERS series reaches a zenith with the first ever reissue of Dambala and their beautiful reggae roots song Lorraine. Long a diggers secret, it seemed only apt to ask the DJ who brought it to the attention of many, with a wonderful dub by label stalwart, Lexx.

Born in Lagos, Nigera but growing up in the Harrow Road area of West London, Augustus "Gus" Anyia immersed himself in the music of area during the vibrant 60s awakening of African and Caribbean cultures. Learning drums as a boy, he quickly progressed to classical guitar and would perform at school and beyond.

Jamming with guitarist Alvin Christie led to them forming Dambala in 1975. Their first releases set them on their way, produced by Jimmy Lindsey, mixed by Dennis Bovell and cut by Porky. From there more singles followed, repeatedly touring Europe and recording for a TV documentary, before pressures took hold and following a change in line up, the band recorded their sole album, Azania.

Lorraine was the stand out, a wonderful love song of youth's forlorn love, it's warm drum and bass encompassing the yearning lyric. A small masterpiece of UK roots in it's own right, this special 7" comes with a simple, but perfect dub mix from Lexx and will be followed by a comprehensive reissue of Dambala by the label.




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Imperfect Strangers
Imperfect Strangers (140 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: ERC 098.
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Yellow Samba
  2. Hands On Fire
  3. Cymbolia
  4. Oyster
  5. Basic Tactic
  6. Almost Touching
  7. Kites
  8. Journey To Omdurman
  9. Under The Ice
  10. Chasing Moroder
  11. Spring Man
  12. Woman In A Room (Of Colors)
Review: Carl Weingarten and Multiphase Records return to Emotional Rescue with a collection of the music of Delay Tactics and their live, reel-to-reel and collaborative experimentation, that spawned two remarkable albums.

After meeting guitarist Reed Nesbit from the St. Louis new wave scene , Weingarten joined forces for a series of concerts, performing with guitars running through tape looping delay systems similar to Robert Fripp's 'Frippertronics' ideals.

Producer and engineer Walter Whitney joined to record the debut album, Out-Pop Options (1982), when it became clear his skills were a perfect addition. Recording to 4-track analog tape, the sound developed from drone based to proto-techno pop. Digital technology, drum machines, guitar pedals and digital effects offered creative freedom that resulted in rhythmic, kraut inspired pieces.

These Kosmiche leanings retain a unique US aesthetic and continued after Nesbit's departure. When guitarist David Udell joined for Any Questions? (1984), greater explorations - now recorded to 8 track - pushed the envelope to a wider sound.

In an age of endless holy grails, the work of Delay Tactics has a resonance, spanning Eno to Ashra but with a place and sense beyond Europe and towards to new age and fourth world leanings of Laraaji, Hassel and Karma.





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Vathek
Vathek (140 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: ERC 045. Rel: 11 Sep 17
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. La Gran Torre De Samarah
  2. La Puerta De Ebano
  3. El Sacrificio De Catoul
  4. El Llanto De Nouronihar
  5. Juego En El Haren Del Fakreddin
  6. Las Reflexiones Del Califa
  7. El Palacio Del Emir
  8. La Pira De Carathis
  9. El Giaour
  10. Los Pabellones De Los Sentidos
Review: Emotional Rescue turns its attention to Spanish artist Luis Delgado, who made a name for himself fusing traditional folk music from across the globe with experimental electronic practice. His first album Vathek stands as one of his masterworks, originally released in 1986 and featuring a range of different electro-acoustic approaches that draw you in with their strange, dynamic textures. There's a whiff of Jon Hassell's treated trumpet about "La Puerta De Ebano" while "El Sacrificio De Catoul" deals in a dense weave of chimes and percussion. Diverse, engrossing listening from the outer reaches.
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Midnight Shift Demos
Cat: ERC 111.
Post Rock/Experimental
  1. Here Comes Love (demo)
  2. Mr Zak (demo)
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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On Broken Glass
On Broken Glass (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 073. Rel: 14 Oct 19
Indie
  1. I Can't Crack (Broken mix) (6:28)
  2. Throw Away The Script (instrumental mix) (5:20)
  3. Dancing The Hard Bargain (extended mix) (6:29)
  4. 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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When The Boom Was On
When The Boom Was On (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 072. Rel: 04 Mar 19
Pop
  1. Transatlantic Cable (3:28)
  2. They're On Me (2:55)
  3. Robert Nightman's Story (3:53)
  4. I Miss You (4:33)
  5. Why Are We In Love (5:06)
  6. A Letter To Myself (3:54)
Review: Emotional Rescue is delighted to present the first of two EPs from British '80s band Furniture, starting with their much sought-after, six-song "mini-album" - as they were known then - which has recently been rediscovered by a new generation of DJs and collectors.

"Transatlantic Cable" compares the cliches of a certain type of American romance - Bogart, Sinatra, Dean - to the reality of life in West London. "They're On Me" is probably one of very few pop songs to feature double bass and the word "newsagent", while "Robert Nightman's Story" is powered by a riff on marimba and abrasive rhythm guitar.

"I Miss You", a torch song so good you'd think Julie London might have cut it. A highlight for many is "Why Are We In Love". This track is a key reason for the revival of interest in the band, with pattering rhythm part and the sweet clarinet melody, creating an atmosphere that has attracted a following among discerning DJs. "A Letter To Myself" introduced the band's new, expanded line-up adding Sally Still (bass, vocals) and Maya Gilder (keyboards), which would endure until the band stopped in 1990.
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The Living Daylights (Timothy J Fairplay mix)
Cat: ERC 076. Rel: 23 Mar 20
Coldwave/Synth
  1. The Living Daylights (original Uncut mix) (9:09)
  2. The Living Daylights (live In Studio) (3:46)
  3. The Living Daylights (Timothy J Fairplay Redub) (8:52)
  4. The Living Daylights (TJF bonus) (4:25)
Review: Leicestershire band In Embrace had a brief but productive run through the 80s that yielded a grip of albums and EPs, but Emotional Rescue have decided to focus on one track on particular. "The Living Daylights" originally came out in 1983, and here we get treated to two alternative mixes from a band who didn't take the transition from live band to studio project lightly. This is angular new wave with dubby undertones at its best. Timothy J Fairplay also steps up on the B side to deliver two choice remixes that vary the intensity from brooding disco dub to lysergic tripper without altering the groove.
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Marching In Time 1
Marching In Time 1 (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 092. Rel: 22 Jun 20
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Gimme Your Lovin (5:47)
  2. Dr Sarmaz (6:17)
  3. Feel It Flow (4:00)
  4. Atai (L'eau Est Chaude) (4:38)
  5. Culture Rescue Service (5:09)
Review: Here's a record perfectly suited to the Emotional Rescue sphere. International Noise Orchestra was born out of a collaboration between Berliner Ulrich Homberg and Algerian drummer Jol Allouche, first embarked on in the 1980s when they sought to combine 'new technology with old'. The results are wonderfully vibrant, evocative of the era but also packed with open-ended experimentation that sounds fresh more than 30 years later. There's a push and pull between the collaborating parties, but the frisson between cultures and methods is where this record gets its unique groove from, all delivered with a slick 80s cool it's hard to resist.




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Marching In Time 2 (Instrumental Muezzin mix)
Cat: ERC 093. Rel: 26 Oct 20
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Gimme More Lovin (instrumental Muezzin mix) (5:52)
  2. Yeh Naina Yaad Hai (5:00)
  3. Sick Of Love (4:21)
  4. A Lulu A Bobe Danz (3:01)
  5. 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
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. The Atlantic Swimmer (3:53)
  2. Far Away (4:59)
  3. Listen/Gimme More Lovin (5:39)
  4. I Speak Your Body Electric (3:01)
  5. 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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Marching In Time 4
Marching In Time 4 (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 095. Rel: 30 Nov 20
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Come Together (5:09)
  2. Vit Quai Don (4:54)
  3. Marching In Time (3:49)
  4. Bum Bum Krach (Hommage A Adele Sandrock) (2:13)
  5. Groovin Up Slowly (3:50)
  6. All Will Be Changed (1:17)
Review: International Noise Orchestra continue to get a thorough reappraisal from Emotional Rescue, the perfect vessel for such wayward 80s sounds. The global outlook of the German project continues apace with the wonderfully angular, Arabian-tinged take on 'Come Together'. From Fairlight CMI sampledelia to wiggy synth, guitars and drums jamming out on 'Vit Quai Don', this is a record that veers in sonic style with gleeful abandon. 'Marching In Time' slaps and slides like Prince jamming with Jah Wobble, and 'Bum Bum Krach (Hommage A Adele Sandrock)' is a particularly leftfield drum solo punctuated by curious growls. You won't hear another record that sounds quite like this one, that's for sure.
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Pour L'Amour
Pour L'Amour (140 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: ERC 066. Rel: 17 Dec 18
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Introduction
  2. Le Reveil
  3. L'Amour Pour Bouclier
  4. Ne Doute Pas
  5. Le Long De Fleuve Amour
  6. Le Guerrier
  7. Introduction
  8. Secret
  9. Aurore
  10. Kiroel
  11. Douleur
  12. Sorciere
  13. De L'Autre Cote Du Miroir
  14. Les Coquillages
Review: Emotional Rescue is delighted to offer this compilation of music from Elaine Kibaro and her particular coalesce of chanson, folk, balearic and touch of disco, all encased in her strong French and North African roots.

The music included here, released between 1979 to 1989, is an expression of her development, of music changes matching growth in life, conveyed through her emotions in song. Opening with the spoken word Introduction from her debut album, "Mirrors" and the folk rock of melodies of Le Reveil from the 1981 follow up, Au Soleil, her early works are characterised by band, orchestra and choirs complimenting her voice as one.

This is further heard on the mystical Sorciere, psyche percussion of Secret, the marching Le Guerrier and the inclusion her first "hit" with Aurore, appearing her in all it's extended, off-kilter guitar meets organ form.

Exploring sensitivity and desires the compilation matches these earlier folk and world inspired songs with her move towards electronic production that accompanied a return some 4 years later, adding balearic and even pop dance found on 1985's Le Long De Fleuve Amour and the following 1989 opus, in Kiroel.

L'Amour Pour Bouclier and Ne Doute Pas lift her music higher towards lovers' heights, with word, melody, and rhythm giving the desire to dance and be free, while her continuing exploration of chanson and spoken word takes on new meanings via the new wave meets estoric Douleur, while the emotionally charged soundscape of Kiroel brings balance.

Inspired by the purity of song, Kibaro's music's has a timeless essence to behold; a voice and words found through life experience - beauty, discovery, nature and dreams.

A love and hope in music, her quest for the infinite potential in song.





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Fajrann
Fajrann (40 gram vinyl 7")
Cat: ERC 067. Rel: 29 Oct 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Fajrann
  2. Ne Doute Pas (instrumental)
Review: Elaine Kibaro is a French singer who grew up in Tunisia before enjoying a reasonably productive career in the late 70s and through the 80s. Emotional Rescue caught on to her fine contributions to the disco world via the Pour L'Amour collection, and now they offer up a pair of alternative cuts that add to the overall legacy of her career peak. "Fajrann" is a re-vocalled version of Kibaro's biggest hit "Aurore" sung in Arabic, speaking to her Tunisian roots, while "Ne Doute Pas" appears in its instrumental form for those who want the punchy Linn Drum beats and dazzling synth lines in all their glory.
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Saving Drum (Bullion mixes)
Saving Drum (Bullion mixes) (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 075. Rel: 15 Apr 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Saving Grace (4:15)
  2. Saving Grace (Bullion Redux) (6:04)
  3. Tight As A Drum (4:39)
  4. Tight As A Drum (Bullion Redux) (4:35)
Review: Thomas Leer was mainly active in the late 70s and early 80s, dropping two singles on Cherry Red that provided the source material for the two original tracks on this Emotional Rescue reissue 12". Opener "Saving Grace" is a rich, bombastic blast of synthwave, all chugging arps and massive leads, while "Tight As A Drum" heads into more psychedelic territory, using strange gating techniques and deft FX to create a wondrous, shimmering bed for Leer's poetic chat over the top. Bringing an inventive angle to the release, the label signed Bullion up for two wonderfully warm, wobbly remixes. Honing in on the weirder qualities of Leer's work, these modern interpretations make a perfect bridge from the old to the new - highly recommended!
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Jumpcuts 2 (Bullion/Reckonwrong/Gengahr/William Doyle mixes)
Cat: ERC 088. Rel: 03 Feb 20
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. In The Jungle (Bullion remix) (4:59)
  2. Sqeezi (Reckonwrong remix) (4:12)
  3. Down The Locale (Gengahr remix) (5:50)
  4. Walk On, Bye (Bullion remix) (6:42)
  5. Belle Dux On The Beach (William Doyle rework) (6:46)
Review: The second round of Man Jumping remixes on Emotional Rescue sees another strike force of big hitters tackling the illustrious material from an overlooked 80s curio. Bullion steps up first with a typically dynamic, many-sided version of "In The Jungle". Reckonwrong's take on "Sqeezi" channels his twee, off-kilter pop tendencies in brilliant fashion. Gengahr brings a touch of indie urgency to "Down The Locale", while Bullion returns for another fantastic remix on "Walk On, Bye". To close, William Doyle's angular guitar processing and surging, vibrant peaks bring a thrilling new slant to "Belle Dux On The Beach".



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Jumpcut
Jumpcut (140 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: ERC 086. Rel: 06 Jan 20
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. In The Jungle (5:12)
  2. World Service (6:07)
  3. Aerotropics (12" mix) (6:43)
  4. Belle Du On The Beach (5:46)
  5. Walk On, Bye (5:46)
  6. Sqeezi (6:16)
  7. Down The Locale (6:04)
Review: Emotional Rescue stride into the new year with a sumptuous reissue of a seriously high-grade project from the early '80s. Man Jumping took shape as an attempt to bridge the gap between rock, pop and funk and the minimal "systems music" of Steve Reich, Terry Riley et al. The result is a feast for the ears - all the pomp and splendour of the finest '80s MIDI-powered production interwoven with serious artistic chops, but sequenced and arranged with an almost avant-garde sensibility. It's a wonderfully wild, academic but refreshingly unpretentious thrill ride that slots in perfectly with Emotional Rescue's remit.
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I Remember Mama
Cat: ERC 125. Rel: 17 May 21
Roots/Lovers Rock
  1. I Remember Mama
  2. Hard Times
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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Be Thankful
Cat: ERC 124. Rel: 17 May 21
Roots/Lovers Rock
  1. Be Thankful (7" mix)
  2. Be Thankful (Slowly dub)
Review: Emotional Rescue and HMV Record Shop (Japan) are delighted to present the first ever reissue of the 7" Mix of One Blood's classic Lovers Rock anthem Be Thankful, as part of their DISCO REGGAE LOVERS series.

While the King & City Records hit was reissued in its 12" form recently (ERC104), this unearthed 7" Mix perfectly distills the bands take on the William DeVaughn soul all-time.

At the forefront of the Lovers Rock movement, the 5 Robinson brothers that made up One Blood took their mix of Caribbean and South London heritage and crafted a uniquely black British sound, grown out of tensions, Sus law, Blues parties and sound system culture that acted as a counterpoint to the Rasta and Rocksteady styles around.

In 7" form, their cover version is taught, tight and succinct, hitting the highs, but retaining the dub. It is backed with a special mix by Tokyo producer Slowly. Closely associated with the esteemed Flower Records, Masato Komatsu aka Slowly also acts as Creative Director for the rebirth of the HMV Shops in Japan, so it is fitting his respectful dub mix dives from vocal opening straight in to the bassbins of a deep dub, this is one for the heads and collectors.





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Be Thankful (Lexx mix)
Be Thankful (Lexx mix) (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 104. Rel: 28 Sep 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Be Thankful (7:57)
  2. Be Thankful (Lexx Discomix) (7:24)
Review: Emotional Rescue are turning their attention to King & City, a label that dealt in the UK-rooted take on reggae, lovers rock, at the turn of the '80s. First up is this sublime cover of William DeVaughn's evergreen, much-covered soul classic 'Be Thankful For What You Got'. This take is breezy and hopeful, but still shot through with a certain sense of longing in the tight riddim backing up the sweet vocals. On the flip, Emotional draft in one of their favourite remixers, the mighty Lexx, to deliver a disco mix that teases out the original and amps up the dub-outs for maximum groove satisfaction.
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Neptuno
Neptuno (140 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: ERC 071. Rel: 28 May 19
Ambient/Drone
  1. Preparativos Para El Viaje (6:46)
  2. Neptuno (5:34)
  3. La Verdad De Lo Pequeno (3:27)
  4. Paseo Celeste (8:24)
  5. Gacelle (7:07)
  6. Lo Inevitable (4:34)
  7. Aqui Y Ahora (6:06)
  8. Lo Ves?, Ya Te Lo Decia (6:42)
Review: Spanish multi-instrumentalist and producer Luis Paniagua gets the Emotional treatment here with the reissue of the stunning 1987 album "Neptuno". It's a joyous album that revels in global musical traditions, and its accomplished finish is a marvel considering he recorded it with Luis Delgado in his Madrid attic within just a few days. From the treated string swells and sitar lilt of the title track to the lively percussive tumble of "Gacelle" and on to the bell chimes of "Aqui Y Ahora", this is a stunning record executed with talent and rich with the many wonderful tones to be enjoyed from a whole world of instrumentation.
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Stollwerck Single
Stollwerck Single (40 gram 7")
Cat: ERC 044. Rel: 23 May 17
Psych/Garage Rock
  1. Phantom Band/Linear Johnson & The Protons - "Rush Rush"
  2. Drums Off Chaos - "Drums Off Chaos"
Review: The sadly departed Jaki Liebezeit was the kind of drummer whose influence will be continually recognised over the decades to come. Best known for his work in Can, there are also many more sides to this singular sticksman, and Emotional Rescue has chosen to shine a light on his post-Can period living in Stollwerck. On the A side of this 7" curio is the sound of Phantom Band with Linear Johnson & The Protons. "Rush Rush" has a spiky new wave bent to it, but still Liebezeit's drumming stands out. The B side "Drums Off Chaos" need little explanation - it's the sound of one of the all-time drumming greats letting rip in a ferocious blast of percussive abandon.
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Sometimes I Wish
Cat: ERC 015. Rel: 06 Oct 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Sometimes I Wish (Dramadance USA remix)
  2. Miss Fortune (extended edit)
Review: Emotional Rescue takes a look towards the danceflor sounds of Britain underground 80s electronic synth-pop scene for their next release. From Dallas' infamous ecstacy fueled Starck club to the Le Palace in Paris, it was such music that while not gaining wider pop recognition, become classics of their time and the secret fids for today's DJs.
With the synthesized sounds of Gary Numan, The Human League, Depeche Mode, New Order and Yazoo sweeping the pop charts between1980 and 1985, there were many electronic groups that never reached such heady heights. Up and down the country, clubs were mixing these revolutionary hits with an array of underground and experimental electronic dance tracks that never made it up to the surface of popular culture. While industrial groups like Chris & Cosey and Cabaret Voltaire developed from experimental tones towards a more pop and club orientated vision, a myriad of independent labels appeared to release literally hundreds of synth dominated groups vying for the spotlight. Long lost labels like Ink, Survival and Illuminated today offer many lost treasures and in one of these you'll fid the duo of Pink And Black and their one (miss) hit wonder. Rob Stroud and Michelle Yee-Chong worked with limited budget, rudimentary studios and temperamental equipment to create a piece of synth-pop history. While Sometimes I Wish was clearly aimed at the flor with it's nonchalant vocals, driving rhythms and uplifting lines, it was Miss Fortune - hastily recorded in leftover studio minutes that showed a true glimpse of (leftfild) genius. Wispy vocals, snap break beat and DX bassline all meet here in an unreleased extended form and show why it has become a secret play for the likes of Joe Hart (World Unknown), Veronica Vasicka (Minimal Wave) and Josh Coen (Dark Entries).
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Psycho Killer (Double Wave edit)
Cat: ERC 068. Rel: 26 Nov 18
Indie
  1. Psycho Killer (4:16)
  2. Psycho Killer (Double Wave edit) (4:34)
Review: The latest dusted down archival dig from Emotional Rescue is by Politrio, a short-lived new wave / post punk band from Italy who released one album in the mid 80s. The focus of this release is their cover of Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer," which originally appeared on the Amnesty International P.E.A.C.E Benefit Compilation in 1987. It's a wild take full of rampant guitar wailing and limber slap bass that teeters towards the 80s funk rock of Faith No More et al, and that's no bad thing at all. On the B side of this 7" Double Wave gets busy in the edit, offering up a stripped back version for the spinners.
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FORTHCOMING
Too Confusing
Too Confusing (40 gram vinyl 7")
Cat: ERC 113.
Experimental/Electronic
  1. Too Confusing
  2. Surrender
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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24 Hrs
24 Hrs (140 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: ERC 110.
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Before Sunrise
  2. Sunrise
  3. Morning
  4. Noon & Afternoon
  5. Sunset
  6. Night
Review: The rarefied music of Ramuntcho Matta returns to Emotional Rescue with the first ever reissue of his album, 24 hrs. Recorded in 1986 - the same year as his influential Ecoute... - the album finds Matta working in a less playful, more experimental framework but with the same ground breaking results.

Again collaborating with a selection of accomplished players, 24 hrs sees Matta (electronics, guitars, marimba, melodica, sanza, vocals) work again with Cacau de Queiroz (flute and saxaphones) and Elie Meideros (vocals), plus Guillermo Fellove (trumpet), Ahmeed Kawa (tablas) and Polo Lombardo (konks) to deserne 6 pieces as part of a performance of Labyrinth by Joan Baixis' (backing vocals) Teatre de la Castra, Barcelona's acclaimed puppetry and visual troupe.

Centred as before, on Matta's guitar, the approach is playful, inventive, a foundation for a texture of musical aphorisms. Against a background of tabla, the elegance of versatility builds, intertwining the players via moods and textures of various traditions in a unique way that is his signature.

An album to be appreciated as one, this archival offered up additional surprises when the Master tapes were examined and so presented here is a longer form, unreleased version of Before Sunrise, as well as the previously unreleased Ramon (Digital only).




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In The Rain
Cat: ERC 120. Rel: 17 May 21
Roots/Lovers Rock
  1. In The Rain
  2. In The Rain (Mukatsuku dub)
Review: Emotional Rescue and HMV Record Shop (Japan) team up to present six limited edition 7"s of DISCO REGGAE LOVERS music. Featuring Sugar Minnott, Dambala, One Blood, 101 Band, Red Cloud and here to start, for the first time ever as a single, Ernest Ranglin's, cover of The Dramatics R&B classic, In The Rain.

A defining guitarist and composer in the development of Jamaican music, Ranglin's career spanned mento to reggae, playing on the groundbreaking recording of My Boy Lollipop itself, before going on to work with the likes of the Skatalies, Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley.

Moving to Florida in 1982, he teamed up with Noel Williams to mix the bass heavy sound the producer was famous for with Ranglin's unique playing. Featuring a who's who of the Miami scene including Bobby Caldwell, Timmy Thomas, Betty Wright and Williams himself, In The Rain continued the link between R&B and reggae to sweet perfection.

To accompany, for half this series, a modern producer offers their own remix. Here Nik Weston, DJ, promoter and owner of the respected Mukatsuku label, releasing afro, jazz dance and more and with a long standing association with Japan, presents here an instrumental dub - letting the groove roll and Ranglin's ubiquitous playing to shine.
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I Want To Be Free
Cat: ERC 123. Rel: 17 May 21
Roots/Lovers Rock
  1. I Want To Be Free
  2. Freedom
Review: Emotional Rescue and HMV Record Shop (Japan) present Red Cloud and their roots disco rarity I Want To Be Free, with it's even scarcer dub version Freedom, together on 7" for the first time as part of the DISCO REGGAE LOVERS series.

This Brixton based band appeared on Emotional Rescue last summer with their Double Talk / Dubble Dub 12" (ERC102) rightly shining a light on their underrated output. Releasing on Tuff Gong, Red Stripe and Dancefloor the band released two albums and numerous singles of warm, rock-soul touched British roots sound system shakers.

I Want To Free / Freedom only appeared on the B-side of their super rare debut 12". While the A side's Double Talk was 'inna Lovers Disco style', here they keep the groove but explore the righteous stance of Pan African-Caribbean culture of the time, with a call for equality and fairness.

Centred around the writing of Keith Drummond and drummer / producer Specs Bifirimbi, plus support from founder Floyd Lloyd Seivright, it is in the dub version, Freedom, that the interplay of keys and drum and bass shine, a rock-reggae-disco bomb.




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Double Talk
Double Talk (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 102. Rel: 14 Dec 20
Classics/Ska
  1. Double Talk (4:30)
  2. Double Dub (4:21)
  3. Double Talk (DJ Duckcomb Discomix) (7:28)
Review: Emotional Rescue continue to explore the archives of the Dancefloor label, and also extend their appreciation for the golden age of lovers rock. This time their attention is on Red Cloud, a UK reggae act who were active through the 80s. 'Double Talk' was a hit when it was released, but its limited pressing means it's been prohibitively expensive for far too long, so this reissue should be very well received indeed. As well as the smooth as silk original version, there's a cool and deadly 'Double Dub' version to sink your ears into as well. Stretching things out in his inimitable style, DJ Duckcomb gets busy on the B-side with nearly eight minutes' worth of 'Discomix' to keep that quintessential lovers groove rolling for as long as possible.
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I've Been Waiting For You (DJ Duckcomb mix)
Cat: ERC 081. Rel: 28 May 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. I've Been Waiting For You (vocal) (4:12)
  2. I've Been Waiting For You (instrumental) (3:59)
  3. I've Been Waiting For You (DJ Duckcomb Discomix) (7:33)
Review: Emotional Rescue heads to the Caribbean and the effervescent boogie funk of Glen Ricks. The Jamaican groover originally released the much sought-after "I've Been Waiting For You" in 1983, and it's been hard to track down ever since. Whether in its full vocal form or the beautifully dubbed out instrumental version, this is a seriously sunny slice of good time party music that stands up to any boogie classic you care to mention. LA's DJ Duckcomb steps up for a Discomix of the original that draws on the vocal and instrumental takes to sustain that balmy vibe for even longer - the selector's dream!
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Come On Sister (Bruno mix)
Come On Sister (Bruno mix) (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 105. Rel: 01 Sep 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Come On Sister (6:37)
  2. Come On Sister (instrumental) (5:38)
  3. Come On Sister (Bruno Discomix) (8:04)
Review: Paul Robinson had a rich and varied life in soundsystem music, from working with the Freedom Sounds label in Kingston to forming lovers rock outfit One Blood. Of his few solo releases under his own name, this early 80s treat was geared towards the smooth sound of Brit funk, with a crisp boogie groove down low and a cool mood on top. "Come On Sister" is the perfect easy going party starter, which sports a tasteful dubbing out on the instrumental version that bolsters this Emotional Rescue re-release. Always ones to draft in a choice remixer, the B side here goes to Bruno who teases out the original groove for an extended trip before the vocals kick in.
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Ron Next Door
Ron Next Door (40 gram vinyl 7")
Cat: ERC 112.
Experimental/Electronic
  1. Ron Next Door (alternative mix)
  2. Sitting On Top Of The World
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 a blend of disparate influences from 50s 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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Hey!
Hey! (7")
Cat: ERC 096. Rel: 01 Feb 21
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Hey! (4:10)
  2. Can We Rebuilt 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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Terra Incognita
VARIOUS
Terra Incognita (140 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: ERC 034. Rel: 24 Jul 17
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Denis Mpunga & Paul K - "Criola" (3:23)
  2. Mal - "A Letter From Yellowland" (2:00)
  3. Zazou & Biyake - "Komba" (2:41)
  4. Bene Gesserit - "Broken Toy" (2:15)
  5. La Caida De La Casa Usher - "Caballos" (3:14)
  6. Kastrieste Philosophen - "Heroina" (5:20)
  7. Danny Alias - "Big Brother-The Answer" (4:20)
  8. Image Pour Image - "Where Is The Love In This World" (3:20)
  9. Attrition - "Beast Of Burden" (3:05)
  10. Zazou, Nodland, Lema - "Stranger In The New Light" (4:02)
  11. Kastrieste Philosophen - "Playin The Fool" (3:05)
  12. Instead Of - "Bad Angels" (4:43)
Review: 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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Sweet Season
Sweet Season (140 gram vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: ERC 078. Rel: 25 Nov 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Ramana (6:39)
  2. Bohdran (6:37)
  3. Amazonas (9:28)
  4. Blue Castle (8:07)
  5. Rain (9:34)
  6. Semi-Piliated Human (4:20)
  7. Drala (9:16)
  8. Bendir (15:07)
  9. Sweat Season (5:42)
  10. Seven Heaven (11:35)
  11. 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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Alternatif Realisme
Alternatif Realisme (140 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: ERC 079. Rel: 11 Nov 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Letsam La
  2. Chaque Jour Est Un Bon Jour
  3. Soleymani Dub
  4. Sunshine Boy & The Time Keeper
  5. Chapati Train
  6. Tu Renverses Encore!
  7. Getting To Know The Moon
  8. Au Dessus De La Falaise
  9. Razaye Axel Jube Hast
  10. Vapanda's Electric Garden
  11. She Walks So Easily Across The Sky
  12. Chirine
Review: REPRESS ALERT: Emotional Rescue are doing a fine job of sifting through the considerable Vox Populi! archives to present the finest sounds from this most adventurous of French collectives. The specific period focused on here is the post-1989 sound of the band exploring more explicit world influences with stunning results. At times delicate and folky, occasionally funky and elsewhere more experimental and heavy in its atmosphere, there's so much to absorb here as core members Kyrou, Mitra and Khalatbari work with a swelling cast of musicians to take trips to distant lands both real and imaginary.
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Magiques Creations
Magiques Creations (140 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: ERC 052. Rel: 20 Nov 17
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Joue Joue
  2. Tchi Tchi Vox
  3. Miss October
  4. Nakarde
  5. Nazareman
  6. Be Modar
  7. Jube Man
  8. Ankaboot
  9. Bedroud
  10. Deltangui
  11. Remembering Ancient Fights
Review: Following the excellent reissue of Aither last year, Emotional Rescue return to the dreamy, decidedly tripped out sound world of French-Persian outfit Vox Populi! with this enchanting collection of early rarities from the early to mid 80s. There's a range of moods on offer here, sounding very much of the era with dashes of On-U dub colliding with kosmische and the worldly outlook of Byrne, Eno, Hassell et al. It's a varied listen and a wonderful introduction to a band that could have so easily been more widely appreciated if they had managed to break out of the French underground.
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Dreaming In Colors
Dreaming In Colors (140 gram LP)
Cat: ERC 055. Rel: 10 Dec 18
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Mermaid (3:55)
  2. Pipe Winds (5:05)
  3. Pathways (4:00)
  4. Dreaming In Colors (3:03)
  5. Rainsong (4:19)
  6. Rituals (3:37)
  7. Maiden Flight (3:54)
  8. Painted Lake (4:36)
  9. Obsession (4:41)
  10. In The Sun (1:57)
Review: Emotional Rescue unearth yet another pearl of curiosity from the mists of the 80s here, kicking off a series looking at the work of guitarist Carl Weingarten. This album is a fine place to start, as Weingarten teams up with Walter Whitney for an engrossing exploration of ambient synth work merged with careful use of slide guitar and more besides. It's very much of its time, originally released on Multiphase in 1985, and it's as charming and naive as it is accomplished. There's a new age sweetness to the harmonic composition, but the sound palette is deceptively deep, not least thanks to Weingarten's multifaceted approaches to his instrument. Dreaming In Colours sets a promising tone for what the rest of the series holds.




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International Times
International Times (180 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: ERC 004. Rel: 08 Jan 18
Soul
  1. Stay Cool
  2. International Times
  3. We Bring Light
  4. Eagle On The Wing
  5. Go With The Flow
  6. For The Love Of Life
  7. More Love
  8. Inner Fire
Review: REPRESS ALERT: Arriving at their fourth release, Emotional Rescue's knowledge of forgotten musical gems and their commitment to give them the chance of wider appreciation they fully deserve cannot be in question! After digging out that Bob Chance classic, the focus switches to something of an equally balearic nature with the release of Jaki Whitren & John Cartwright's lost folk rock album International Times. Originally released as a private press on the obscure French label Living Records back in 1983, this eight track album is filled with dusty soul nuggets which are given extra life by the silky vocal stylings of Whitren - formerly a backing singer for Alan Parson. Opening track "Stay Cool" sounds quite ahead of it's time, whilst there are some true dancefloor gems for the more adventurous DJs out there, such as the title track and the laid back bump of "Go With The Flow."
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Street Talk
Street Talk (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 108. Rel: 30 Nov 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Street Talk (5:29)
  2. Street Talk (instrumental) (5:11)
  3. Street Talk (Rune Lindbaek Discomix) (7:43)
Review: 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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Music Street
Music Street (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 109. Rel: 25 Jan 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Music Street (4:59)
  2. Music Street (instrumental) (4:43)
  3. Music Street (Universal Cave Discomix) (8:45)
Review: Emotional Rescue's continued dive into the Konduko archives continues to gift us the finest wares from Noel Williams' illustrious archive. 'Music Street' is a catchy slice of early 80s electro-soul, delivered with that slightly crooked finish that makes Konduko releases so eternally charming. There is of course a monster bass synth powering everything - surely one of Williams' calling cards as a producer of some of the quirkiest boogie bangers of the day. As well as the instrumental, on the B side Universal Cave get busy with a 'Discomix' that does just enough nipping and tucking to get this DJ-friendly without losing the loose flavour of the original.
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Shoot From The Hip (Diesel/Jarvis mix)
Cat: ERC 107. Rel: 09 Nov 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Shoot From The Hip (3:47)
  2. Shoot From The Hip (instrumental) (3:49)
  3. Shoot From The Hip (Diesel & Jarvis Discomix) (8:43)
Review: For the latest in their series of reissues from the vaults of Noel "King Sporty" Williams' Konduko label, Emotional Rescue has decided to offer up a fresh pressing of the producer's sought-after Miami Funk favourite 'Shoot From The Hip'. Recorded with regular collaborator Bobby Caldwell and featuring KC & The Sunshine Band's Robert Johnson on drums, the track is a sweltering example of boogie-era Miami funk smoothness that comes laden with snaking sax solos, sweltering horn refrains and a killer groove. It comes backed by Williams' instrumental version and a brand new 'Discomix' from re-edit fiends Diesel and Dave Jarvis. Their version smartly takes the best bits from both versions, extending key sections to transform the cut into a near nine-minute dancefloor workout.
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Whichever Way You Are Going You Are Going Wrong
Cat: ERC 014CD. Rel: 23 Mar 18
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Swingtime
  2. Pokhara
  3. CH Revisited
  4. A Wave
  5. The Cleaner
  6. Wah Bass
  7. The Attic
  8. Razorblades
  9. White & Whiter Still
  10. Wapping
  11. Life In The Shadows
  12. The English Style Of Rowing
  13. Whichever Way You Are Going, You Are Going Wrong
Review: The tireless Emotional Rescue dig once more into the well of cultish music from days gone by with a fully remastered reissue of Whichever Way You Are Going You Are Going Wrong, the debut album from brotherly duo Woo. Originally released back in 1982, this thirteen track set finds Mark and Clive Ives delivering a hugely ahead of their time exposition of hard to categorise electro acoustic folk. This hugely prolific pair was once described as "sounding like the music the Durutti Column would have made with Penguin Cafe Orchestra if produced by Brian Eno" and whoever came up with that obviously had Whichever Way You Are Going You Are Going Wrong in mind.
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