Fruits de Mer Records - Psychedelia, Krautrock, Progressive Rock, Acid-Folk, R&B, Spacerock and Vinyl Heaven

some nice things people have said about FdM...

"Remember Island, Charisma...think FdM" Geoff Barton, Classic Rock
"Most records on this tie-dyed revival label shoot out of our stockroom quicker than a VW Camper running on kerosene" Norman Records
"Fruits de Mer are in danger of becoming a UK national treasure" Terrascope
"a national treasure"Shindig!
"This is what 7"'s should be all about" Record Collector
"everyone's favorite little label with the incalculable cool factor"Trip Inside This House
"A joy - one of the great labels that comes along now and then, that you can tell is a labour a love - a thing we should cherish"
Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio
"a spirited garden shed operation"Mojo
"the ever-awesome Fruits de Mer Records"Pete Jackson, Dandelion Radio
"truly remarkable...one of that select handful of modern labels who really do seem to remember what it was like to be a record collector back in the sixties and seventies"Goldmine
"is there a label around today that comes close to Fruits De Mer for consistently high quality releases? If so I've yet to come across it"Harmonic Distortion

'Mechanisms Part Two'
Cranium Pie's new double LP
on sale late-March
UK PROGRESSIVE ROCK,
FED THROUGH A SHREDDER

"a rolling soundwave that conjoins Caravan/Egg organ textures with cabalistic, linear grooves straight from the Neu! road map. Cranium Pie exist in the magical interstice between psych and prog, so you’ll search in vain for the intemperate showing-off of the latter while basking in the polychromatic flashes of the former"
Oregano Rathbone, Record Collector magazine

"sit back and for the next 70-plus minutes, Cranium Pie will take you on a magical head trip soundtracked by elegaic segments of kosmische musik, symphonic prog, Floydian psych, Residents-ial pop and Zappaesque musique concrete....this elaborately constructed mindfuck will please fans of everyone from Caravan and Soft Machine to Yes, Gong and Henry Cow"
Jeff Pensczak, Shindig!
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FdM has had some wild moments on ebay....

'WE COME BEARING GIFTS' 2009 MEMBERS CASSETTE SOLD FOR $350

FdM's 'A PHASE WE'RE GOING THROUGH' SOLD FOR £290 ON EBAY! here

'A PHASE WE'VE BEEN THROUGH' 2010 MEMBERS CD SOLD FOR £180 here

the SUMMER 2013 FdM
ALL-DAYER GOODIE BAG SOLD FOR £599! here

The 2014 Crabstock USA goodie-bag sold for £360 and the Crabstock On Ice goodie-bag for £293

A BLACK VINYL COPY OF THE TOR PEDERS LP SOLD FOR £95 here

MOST RECENTLY, A 2014 PROMO CD SOLD FOR OVER £150 here

more 'moments'...

Record Collector launched its new Modern Collectibles series with 'Plankton', an LP of tracks from our early days

Goldmine told the story of Fruits de Mer ("truly remarkable...one of the crucial record labels of the past few years" - the bribe clearly worked) here

Get onto the FdM mailing list today, email fruitsdemer7@hotmail.com

'SIDE EFFECTS' - 4LP BOX-SET - 48" OF MADNESS

Sendelica, The Bevis Frond, Arcade Messiah, The Luck Of Eden Hall, Superfjord, The Soft Bombs, Wreaths(USA) and Julie's Haircut play...

Yes, The Byrds, Pink Floyd, Aphrodite's Child, Electric Sandwich, Miles Davis...
and Gordon Lightfoot...and Donna Summer???
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The Bevis Frond...Sendelica...Schnauser...Tir na nOg...Astralasia...Soft Hearted Scientists...The Luck Of Eden Hall(USA)...Paradise 9
...The Honey Pot...Superfjord(Finland)...The Past Tense...Earthling Society...Jack Ellister(Netherlands)...Spurious Transients

FRUITS DE MER RECORDS LIVE!

May 24, 2015 'Games for May' Half Moon, Putney, London
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August 7-9, 2015 'The 13th Dream of Dr Sardonicus'
Festival in Cardigan, Wales
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...free goodie-bags of CDs, posters and other stuff....exclusive vinyl and merchandising...artist signing sessions...great beer...and more

'13th Dream' festival exclusive

MOMENTARY THREE

momentray three

Sendelica's version of 'The Nile Song' from 'A Momentary Lapse of Vinyl' CD set, plus an exclusive new recording by Astralasia of 'Set The Controls', featuring Sendelica's Pete Bingham on lead guitar - limited to 300 copies, and available for the first time at our early-August '13th Dream' festival. (The first two 'Momentary' vinyl releases will be ready for 'Games for May' at the Half Moon in May, and everything left over from that gig will be on sale in Cardigan)
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club members exclusive

TBA

yes, it's another members special!

I can't tell you anything about this yet, except that it's likely that members' orders for 'Side Effects' will include another CD exclusive - either an album by an FdM artist from nearly 10 years ago that's never been released in in any physical form before, or the latest in a series of FdM members CD mixes from one of the UK's most underrated bands
If you haven't joined the FdM club yet - why???
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'SIDE EFFECTS'




4 LP box-set

EIGHT side-long excursions into 60s/70s psychedelia, progressive rock, jazz-rock, krautrock and one or two other places i don't like to mention in mixed company - it makes 'Tales Of Topographic Oceans' seem like a modest little number.
18 months in the making, and taking almost as long to listen to end-to-end; peronally, I blame Sendelica, The Bevis Frond, Arcade Messiah, The Soft Bombs, Wreaths, The Luck Of Eden Hall, Superfjord and Julie's Haircut (and when you find out some of the tracks they are covering on the monumental folly, so will you).
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'Games for May' exclusive

half one

a five-track 7" - all part of the parcel of goodies for everyone attending our Games for May gig; it contains a mix of live, specially-recorded and previously-unreleased tracks by the bands playing the gig...
...that's Tir na nOg, Schnauser, The Honey Pot, Mark & the Clouds and The Past Tense, for those of you who haven't been paying attention. No doubt a few copies will find their way onto ebay after the event, but i suspect they won't be free
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'Games for May' exclusive

MOMENTARY TWO

momentary two

Four covers from the members-only 'A Momentary Lapse of Vinyl' CD set - limited to 300 copies and only available at the FdM gigs. 'Momentary Two' features The Chemistry Set, Claudio Cataldi, Max Kinghorn-Mills and Todd Dillingham & Golly McCry. The first two 'Momentary' vinyl releases will be ready for 'Games for May' at the Half Moon and a third for the '13th Dream' Festival in Cardigan
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'Games For May' exclusive

MOMENTARY ONE

momentary one

Three great covers from the members-only 'A Momentary Lapse of Vinyl' CD set - limited to 300 copies, and only available at the 2015 FdM gigs - another reason to buy those tickets. This single features three tracks with female lead vocals, which seem to hang together really well to me - step forward Ilona V, Crystal Jacqueline and Cary Grace.
The first two 'Momentary' vinyl releases will be ready for 'Games for May' at the Half Moon and a third for the '13th Dream of Dr. Sardonicus' Festival in Cardigan
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club members exclusive

strange fruit and veg

strange fruit and veg

75 minutes of weird and wonderful sounds - free with club member orders for 'Mechanisms Part Two'. too much to tell you sabout it this little space, except that bands including Trojan Horse, Vostok and The Telephones make their first appearances on an FdM release
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on sale late-March

CRANIUM PIE
MECHANISMS PART TWO

Mechanisms Part Two
Cranium Pie

They're back! Cranium Pie return with a double LP of classic and slightly-deranged UK progressive rock; they're follow-up to 'Mechanisms 1', would you believe? ('Mechanisms 1' was Classic Rock magazine's "bonkers prog rock album of the year 2012"!)
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COLTRANE

Coltrane
Superfjord/Earthling Society

Classic John and Alice Coltrane compositions - together on a 7" - not your usual FdM single. Superfjord and Earthling Society take them (and Fruits de Mer) to new places, and then Astralasia and VHSHead join the party on a bonus 70 minute CD that comes with it
'Coltrane' was voted by FdM's club members their single of the year for 2014 - a wise choice. More Info

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POSTCARDS FROM THE DEEP

The Thanes, Icarus Peel, The Loons, Astralasia, The Luck Of Eden Hall and more...

freakbeat, fuzz, krautrock, garage rock, a TV theme...10 flexidiscs, 10 postcards, a poster and a CD - all in a clambox - Fruits de Mer self-destructs, it must be nearly Christmas
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ELAPSED MEMORIES
The Chemistry Set

The Chemistry Set
Elapsed Memories

One of the best psychedelic bands to come out of the UK in the last 25 years are back on FdM with two new songs and a lovely Hendrix cover - this three-tracker oozes class
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club members exclusive

A MOMENTARY LAPSE
OF VINYL

A Momentary Lapse
of Vinyl

Only available to club members who have been buying the 2014 releases regularly from me or from Nick at Heyday, this double CD pulls together 30 covers of early Floyd songs from FdM artists old and new - most tracks recorded exclusively for this release - it really should be on vinyl, but it would cover SEVEN album sides!
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US and THEM

           
           
Us and Them
By The Time it Gets Dark

FdM's favourite Scandinavian duo produce a beautifully delicate interpretation of the Sandy Denny song.
Is it acoustic folk? folktronica? I dunno - but i DO know it's just damn lovely - 33rpm
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SIMONES
Majic Ship

Simones
Majic Ship

Simones - one of the best psychedelic guitarists you've never heard - unless you've been very lucky. Al Simones' self-produced albums are serious collectors' items - and rightly so - fuzzed-out, phased and space-out; here's your chance to hear two tracks specially selected by the artist from his back-catalogue for his first time on 7" vinyl
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CRAIG PADILLA
Sonar

Craig Padilla
Sonar

strangefish six!
The man from side one of strangefish one returns with a double LP of classic kosmische/synthesiser sounds that recalls Klaus Schulze and the Sky label - 80+ minutes of inner space music, perfect late-night listening (at least it is at FdM Towers), all previously-unreleased on vinyl or CD; colour vinyl, naturally
Guaranteed horizontal listening pleasure
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WHITE SAILS

           
           
White Sails
Laguna Dream

Leigh Gregory (from Mellow Drunk) got together with Ville and Jaakko Vilpponen a year or so ago to create White Sails; here's their debut 7" for Fruits de Mer and it's a thing of beauty - four guitar-led instrumentals, two self-penned and two taken from the songbook of those acoustic rock favourites of mine - Black Sabbath. If you know Laguna SunriseFluff you'll know what I mean; if you don't, you're in for a treat anyway
LAST COUPLE OF COPIES
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FdM T-SHIRTS

play the vinyl, wear the t-shirt
WHO NEEDS PRIMARK?

Right now, there are just a handful of the 2013 'Summer Fruits de Mer All-dayer' gig t-shirts left, and a similarly small number of 'Crabstocks'.
And now, fresh from the factory, there are a few Astralasia 'Wind On Water' and Simones 'Majic Ship' shirts at FdM Towers - they are just waiting to be rushed to a wardrobe near you
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get the latest FdM news...

'news' might not be the most appropriate terms for a label that celebrates the nooks and crannies of the 60s and 70s but, when I HAVE got something new to tell you, I'll tell everyone on our mailing-list - join it today by emailing me keith@fruitsdemerrecords.com. If you're looking for news on the website, this is where you're most likely to find it...but don't hold me to that
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FdM ON THE BLOG

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yes, it's a stream of semi-consciousness from the murky depths of FdM's psyche...
Fairly recent blogs (I WILL try harder!) include: me droning on about HMV and Del Shannon; the joy of ebay, and the first record-decks of spring; the hard-sell on our new members club...that sort of thing
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FDM ON FACEBOOK

...bring back myspace...
Facebook seems to be the social network of choice these days, so the least you can do is check Fruits de Mer out - we have a page at Fruits de Mer on Facebook - bits of news, youtube stuff, a chance to complain about the price of FdM vinyl, photos of cats (oh sorry, that seems to be the other main use for facebook)
And if FdM isn't enough to quench your vinyl thirst(?), then try this group FdM's psych/prog/vinyl gang

The FDM Shop


Ready to care care of some vinyl that needs a good home?
Yes, it's time to head over to FdM shop. I'm already there, waiting patiently behind the counter, pretending I'm an extra in that Nick Hornsby film, trying to get my head round the Royal Mail's postage rates, 7", 12", t-shirts, scarfs - you name it (as long as it's 7", 12", t-shirts, scarfs)
Feel free to browse, but you pay for any breakages, ok?
Call in and take a look at the menu of fishy delights that Heston Bloomin'thingy would be proud of, if he had a very short menu (most things are "off", ie sold out - sorry, guv
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all this vinyl and more b sides

hidden away within the vinyl Red Cross parcels, there's occasionally something extra for regular buyers - a limited-run CD, a ridiculous giveaway, an odd-coloured vinyl version, a white label competition prize - half the time I don't know what they are, or why I'm doing it - so the 'SCARCE' page at least tries to gather them all together in one place and force me to explain them - now all i have to do is remember what they were.
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...join our Members Club

have you noticed the 'SOLD OUT' sign stuck over our releases? That's because they are quite literally, and in every sense of the phrase, sold out. But you CAN make sure of every future FdM release by joining the Fruits de Mer Members Club - no cash, no commitment and no previous experience necessary; check out our 'About Us' page for more details, then drop me an email and I'll do the rest - and you thought record clubs were dead and buried? (and no, we won't try to fob you off with a 'James Last b-sides' box set 12 months from now)
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drop an email to fruitsdemer7@hotmail.com

Fruits de Mer Records 2014 MEMBERS CLUB POLL-WINNERS

BEST BAND - SENDELICA...BEST SINGLE - 'COLTRANE'...BEST LP - TOR PEDERS - 'BREV FRAN EDERSTORP'
FAVOURITE TRACK - 'MAJIC SHIP'(SIMONES)...FAVOURITE SLEEVE - '7 AND 7 IS' (by FRANK SUCHOMEL)
FAVOURITE RELEASE - '7 AND 7 IS'...FAVOURITE RECORD SHOP - NORMAN RECORDS
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  Wreaths(USA), Gordon Lightfoot, Arcade Messiah, Aphrodite's Child, The Soft Bombs, Miles Davis, Donna Summer, Topos Locos, Trojan Horse, The Telephones, Mauve la Biche, Vostok, The Green Telescope, The Mystery Crystals, Strange Fruit, Big Bird and the Steam Shovel, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Motorhead, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Bo Diddley,Superfjord, VHShead, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Count Five, Dragonfly, The Hippies, Satori, Calico Wall, The Sorrows, Laurie Johnson, The Crawlin' Hex, The Thanes, Claudio Cataldi, Rob Gould, Cary Grace, The Jet Set, Todd Dillingham, Ilona V, Max Kinghorn-Mills, ZX+, Sproatly Smith, Interstellar Emily, Magic Mushroom Band, Jim Jenkin, Wild Pink Yonder, I Am Voyager 1, Folie Diamond, The Portraits, Simones, The Grateful Dead, Moby Grape, Spirit, Clear Light, United States Of America, Tir na nOg, Tor Peders, Schnauser, Bronco Bullfrog, The Honey Pot, Yes, Soft Machine, Mighty Baby, Fleur de Lys, The Great Society, Sands, Curved Air, The Electric Prunes, Sandy Denny, Donovan, Goblin, Black Tempest, Tangerine Dream, Vespero, Faust, Human Expression, Michael Polnareff, Tyrnaround, Gong, Brainticket, John Leyton, Joe 90, Lost In Space, Twink, Astralasia, The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies, The Raiders, Mark McDowell, Crystal Jacqueline, White Sails, Me and My Kites, Fuchsia, Black Sabbath, The Fairytale, Second Hand, The Troggs, Cat Frequency, The Cream People, Julie's Haircut, Mechanik, Dead Pylons, Elevation, The Golden Cake Company, The Grand Astoria, Mademoiselle Marquee, James McKeown, moonweevil, Oceanfire, Organic Is Orgasmic, Craig Padilla, Palace Of Swords, Purple Rock Trip, The Amazing Sounds Of D.B.Turi, The Vox Humana, Zenith:Unto The Stars, Temple Music, nick nicely, Paul Roland, Soft Hearted Scientists, The Likely Lads, The Electric Stars, moonweevil, The Higher State, The Neutron Drivers, The Gathering Grey, Anton Barbeau, Dead Sea Apes, The Seventh Ring of Saturn, Skip Spence, Captain Scarlet, Ace of Wands, Jay Tausig, The Nazz, The Daedalus Spirit Orchestra, Jefferson Airplane, Marc Brierley, The Bevis Frond, Sky Saxon, Hills Have Riffs, The Godz, Fran Ashcroft, The Ohms, Fireball XL5, Beau, Jethro Tull, Chocolate Watch Band, Tomorrow, Octopus Syng, The Pretty Things, John's Children, Gemini, Extra, Traffic, The Amboy Dukes, Fleetwood Mac, Julian Cope, Brainticket, The Tornados, Neu!, Pink Floyd, July, Billy Nicholls, Third Ear Band, The Beatles, Clifford T Ward, Jefferson Airplane, The Monkees, Jimi Hendrix, Caleb, Clouds, The Bee Gees, The Who, Peter Hammill, Eddie Cochran, Del Shannon, July, Eno, Hawkwind, Cockney Rebel, Silver Apples, Funkadelic, Velvet Underground, The Kinks, The Remo Four, Tudor Lodge, Caravan, The Zombies, Jackson C Frank, Dantalion's Chariot, Alpha Omega, Vert:x, Helicon, Zeuk, Hi-Fiction Science, Sendelica, Hausfrauen Experiment, Vibravoid, Rob Clarke and the Wooltones, The Swims, Marshmallow Staircase, Zombies of the Stratosphere, Geese, The Luck of Eden Hall, The Campbell Stokes Sunshine Recorder, Earthling Society, The Chemistry Set, Sidewalk Society, Permanent Clear Light, Us and Them, The Flaming Gnomes, Cranium Pie, Baking Research Station, Head South by Weaving, Stay, Sky At Night, Robinson Crusoe, The Past Tense, The Good Feelin's, Sky Pilot, King Penguin, The Byrds, Julian Cope, Robyn Hitchcock, Tomorrow, Peter Hammill, The Hollies and more gather together for your listening pleasure

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