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

welcome to new visitors inc. Record Collector/Shindig!/Bucketfull of Brains/SoundsXP readers
and Stuart Maconie's Freakzone/Gideon Coe listeners
from FdM, where vinyl never went away

now this line-up would make a helluva festival!


a true session bitter

IF you're in the UK/Continental Europe, you can order Crabstock bitter from
The Real Ale Company - click here
Cardigan Bay's own micro-brewery - the Mantle Brewery - have produced a special edition of their best bitter to celebrate Fruits de Mer's Festival of Psychedelia - buying a crate is the next best thing to being there!


April 26th - Cardigan Bay, Wales

Fruits de Mer Records'
Festival of Psychedelia
featuring Sendelica, Earthling Society,
Crystal Jacqueline and Jack Ellister
8 hours of great music, exclusive vinyl, exclusive CDs, free goodie bags for the first 100 people through the door, each bag has FIVE exclusive CDs - that's bloody ridiculous; it's all taking place in the Cellar Bar in sunny Cardigan - and all for just £10!!! FIND OUT MORE NOW...
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May 3rd - Helsinki, Finland

Fruits de Mer Records'
Festival of Psychedelia
reaches Scandinavia with Sendelica,
Octopus Syng, Us and Them,
The Legendary Flower Punk,
DJ Astro spinning psychedelic sounds AND free goodie bags for the first 100 people through the door at the wonderfully-named Club Darkside, including the exclusive FdM 'Crabstock On Ice' CD
Tickets only 8 euros in advance
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"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
"Our 5th favourite label in 2013"(!) "a national treasure"Shindig!
"The mighty Fruits de Mer"; "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
Gold Star Music Empire Award for 2013
"truly 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

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the vinyl may or may not look like this
Schizo Fun Addict, Bronco Bullfrog, Schnauser, Us and Them,
Crystal Jacqueline and The Honey Pot
- they're all coming your way, riding together on a tidal wave of colour vinyl (what have i been drinking?) with their interpretations of classic tracks by Yes, Mighty Baby, Sandy Denny, Donovan, Pink Floyd, Soft Machine
and The Electric Prunes - plus some great new songs and the theme to a cult movie...what's not to like

early June releases from Fruits de Mer will include…

a new, krautrock-influenced LP + 7” from one of the UK’s great festival bands

brilliant instrumental rock (LP + bonus 7”) from a 'lost' Swedish band that we found

a double LP of classic kosmische/synth sounds from the strangefish man

a new 4-track 7” EP from the Irish prog-folk legends

there are links to more information on the discography page

and in the summer....

a first time on 7” vinyl for a USA psych/fuzz cult hero
more news soon

on sale early June


Tir na nOg
I Have Known Love

The Irish prog-folk/acid-folk legends join Fruits de Mer with a four-track 7” featuring three new songs and a unique cover of the Silver Apples’ ‘I Have Known Love’ - 33rpm
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on sale early June


Wind On Water

One of the UK’s best-loved festival bands have recorded an amazing LP of krautrock-influenced instrumentals for FdM (includes a bonus 7”)
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on sale early June


Tor Peders
Brev Fran Ederstorp

A brilliant instrumental classic psych/prog rock album from a Swedish band which might have been lost forever - but we found it! (includes a bonus 7”)
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on sale early June


Craig Padilla

The man from strangefish one is back with a double LP of kosmische/synthesiser sounds that recalls Klaus Schulze and the Sky label - all previously-unreleased on vinyl or CD
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on sale now

Schizo Fun Addict
Theme to Suspiria

The band that launched Fruits de Mer nearly six years ago are back - with a new 7" combining weird and wonderful versions of the theme to 'Suspiria' and 'In The Long Run', from Russ Meyer's Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. if you missed out on 'Theme one' all those years ago, don't miss this one - 45rpm
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Crystal Jacqueline
and The Honey Pot

Crystal Jacqueline, together with Icarus Peel's band The Honey Pot, have put together a double 7" of great covers - including Mighty Baby, Curved Air, Pink Floyd, The Electric Prunes and more - crammed onto 14" of colour vinyl that wraps everything up in a short story written by Andy Bracken - yes, i think we've finally lost it - 33rpm
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Bronco Bullfrog
Time Waits for Norman

I haven't heard such perfect evocations of British pop-psych circ 66/68 for a long, long time - quite stunning; two new songs and a cover of a long-lost freakbeat song by Sands - 45rpm
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on now

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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on sale now
As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still

As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still

FdM first-timers Schnauser have recently been wowing the critics with their new album of prog-tinged psychedelia (or is it psych-tinged progressive rock?) - now they turn their collective attention to reinterpreting tracks by Soft Machine and early Yes, with pretty amazing results - 45rpm
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shrunken HEAD MUSIC

Head Music

Picking up where the original 'Head Music' double LP from last year left off, this double 7" revisits tracks originally written and recorded by by Brainticket, Tangerine Dream, Faust and Gong.
Enjoy the trip - you'll be in the more-than-capable hands of Fruits de Mer regulars Frobisher Neck, Black Tempest, Vespero (again!) and Jay Tausig.
Gatefold sleeve, naturally.
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on sale now

 Regal Crabomophone
2014 Annual

The year-end annuals are my opportunity to release tracks that deserve to be heard on vinyl but have somehow escaped my threadbare net until now. This year's Regal Crabomophone Annual is no exception, and it's a cracker, combining a earwormingly, weirdly, psychedelic track by Octopus Syng with a lovely piece of baroque pop meets fuzz guitar, by Mark McDowell - very nice indeed.
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available to members only

Fruits de Mer Records
Live in London

If you're not a member of the FdM club and you haven't been buying this year's releases regularly from Nick Leese at Heyday, or direct from me, you might as well stop reading now as this single isn't going to be for sale - it's my way of saying 'thank you' to everyone who has been keeping Tracey the bank manager from the door during 2013.
If you HAVE, then you're going to get a rather nice record of FdM's first faltering step into the world of live music - the Summer Fruits de Mer All-dayer - with tracks by The Luck of Eden Hall, Sendelica, Stay and Jack Ellister.

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Record Collector magazine's rather-excellent compilation of tracks from FdM's first couple of years has sold out at the RC shop - but don't despair! (it features tracks by the likes of Vibravoid, Mark Fry and The Chemistry Set PLUS an exclusive 7" single from The Pretty Things) - if you'd like some early FdM music, Heyday Mail Order have the last remaining copies
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on sale now

Crystal Jacqueline
A Fairy Tale

Crystal is new to Fruits de Mer, but she fits like a velvet glove as she brings something new and sensual to The Troggs 'Cousin Jane' and The Rolling Stones' 'Play With Fire' and then - ably assisted by Icarus Peel - adds a freakbeat edge to Second Hand's classic 'A Fairy Tale', one of my alltime favourite sixties tracks - this is sheer class!
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on sale now

Jack Ellister
Dawn Dream Club

Jack is back!
The best thing to come out of the Netherlands since that little packet that you forgot was in the inside pocket of your parka when you came back from that stag weekend, Jack Ellister returns to FdM with three exclusive covers - Syd Barrett, The Beatles and Mark Fry get ellistered and Jack's brand of new psychedelia is very much alive and well on this 7" cracker
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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 meanl if you don't, you're in for a treat
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play the vinyl, wear the t-shirt

We've worn out our original FdM t-shirts, so we decided it was time to knock out a few more.
We reproduced four of our favourite covers in quantities so small it makes our vinyl pressings seem like the last issue of the News Of The World, and those sold out. Right now, there are just a handful of 'Summer Fruits de Mer All-dayer' gig t-shirts available, and after Crabstock there MIGHT be a few of those too - we'll keep you posted
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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, we'll tell everyone on our mailing-list first - join it today by emailing me 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 (did i mention that there's a new FdM forum, set up by an FdM fan? - no, probably not - but take a look, you might find FdM fans chewing over stuff
is the url - hope to see you there
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...hear the tracks...

Listen to a few FdM tracks from our archives, with our compliments - by way of thanks to all you fellow vinyl junkies for helping us sell pretty everything we've pressed so far (thank you all).
It seems only a few years ago that Schizo Fun Addict's version of 'Theme One' marked the start of our leafing through the backpages of prog, psych,folk, krautrock and more (that's becuase it was only a few years ago)
But don't go getting that 'downloading' habit, it will only end in tears (mine) - after all, music on vinyl sounds better, looks better and means that much more
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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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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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one size fits all... Fruits de Mer loses the plot bigtime. Andy and i love vinyl, we also love football - what do vinyl and football have in common? OK, that got us nowhere, so we came up with the idea of a Fruits de Mer football scarf. Wear it with pride, wear it with other clothes otherwise you'll get arrested (the reverse of the scarf reads, "VINYL - it's not life or death, it's more important than that" - with an appreciative nod to Mr Shankly. We only have a small quantity of them to share with you - 10 UK pounds each - in glorious black-and-white, one-size-fits-all - ok,we know it's daft, but so are we, join us in our madness
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...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/Discography

Ready to care care of some vinyl that needs a good home?
Yes, it's time to head over to discography, which would be a proper shop if i could get my act together. 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?
Or maybe you'd just like to see everything we've released so far and remind yourself of your quick thinking in buying every one of them from our early days in 2008? Or gasp in envy at all the FdM singles that are sold out and you missed because you were busy pointing the roof at the time? (i have no idea what that means)
Call in and take a look at the menu of fishy delights that Heston Bloomin'thingy would be proud of (except most of it is 'off' - sold out, you see)
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cheap visuaL joke
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 Newcastle and Glen Campbell; the joy of ebay - escalating prices for sold-out FdM singles; the hard-sell on our new members club...that sort of thing
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Betamax lives!

...if slabs of colour vinyl aren't enough, FdM even spoils you with B-Grade DIY music videos, usually made in someone's bedroom
(no, not that sort of video, calm down at the back)

there are a few scattered around this site but, for the full monty, check out our Youtube site; don't be away too long though, we get lonely stuck in this here computer...

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...hear the tracks.. the vinyl.. ..smell the fish...
  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