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
"the UK's boutique label par excellence"Grahame Bent, Kaleidoscope

Sendelica Acoustica...Steve Kelly...Mark and The Clouds...Crystal Jacqueline and The Honeypot...Spurious Transients...The Telephones...Jack Ellister(Netherlands)... Earthling Society...The Past Tense...Superfjord(Finland)...The Honey Pot...Paradise 9...The Luck Of Eden Hall(USA)...Soft Hearted Scientists...Astralasia...Tir na nOg...Schnauser...Sendelica...The Bevis Frond...

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....exclusive vinyl for sale....album launches...free gig posters...artist signing sessions...exclusive merchandising...great food and beer...stupid giveaways...relaxed, friendly atmosphere...

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 one for £100+ here another for £230+ here and one more for £220+ here

moments away from ebay...

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

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

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'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).....Julie's Haircut
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Yes...The Byrds...Pink Floyd...Aphrodite's Child...Electric Sandwich...
Miles Davis...Gordon Lightfoot...Donna Summer
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PROMO EIGHT

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Each day of the '13th Dream' Festival, there'll be a free and exclusive Fruits de Mer-compiled CD. Starting in typically-pointless reverse order, this is CD3 - it will be mostly instrumental tracks and it's likely to include Astralasia, Schnauser, Julie's Haircut and The Seventh Ring Of Saturn
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PROMO SEVEN

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Each day of the '13th Dream' Festival, there'll be a free and exclusive Fruits de Mer-compiled CD, each one running to around 60 minutes; this is CD2, it gets heavier in parts than CD1 and it's likely to include tracks by Simones, The Bevis Frond, Sendelica and Schizo Fun Addict
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PROMO SIX

promo six

Each day of the '13th Dream' Festival, there'll be a free and exclusive Fruits de Mer-compiled CD - this is CD1, mainly acoustic and psych, and it's likely to include tracks by Me And My Kites, Alison O'Donnell with Firefay, Soft Hearted Scientists and The Honey Pot
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'13th Dream' festival exclusive

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Whatever Happened To The Soft Hearted Scientists

The Scientists will be making a rare live appearance at the '13th Dream', we're celebrating with a limited-run double CD of their wonderful Fruits de Mer retrospective. It'll be on sale for the first time at the gig - at a mad price - after that, you'll be able to buy copies for a while from the band - more soon
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'13th Dream' festival exclusive

DOWNING TWO

Mantle Brewery '13th Dream' best bitter

Cardigan's own microbrewery will be producing specially-labelled bottles of its excellent 4.5% best bitter - on sale throughout the festival, and from the brewery itself
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MOMENTARY THREE

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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

SOFT HEARTED SCIENTISTS

yes, it's another members special!

Free with early orders from club members for 'Side Effects', 'From Velvet Visions to Crystal Covers'is the latest in a series of three exclusive FdM members CD mixes from Soft Hearted Scientists - one of the UK's most underrated bands, comprising new and old songs, a demo and an instrumental
If you haven't joined the FdM club yet - why not???
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on sale summer 2015

'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 free five-track 7" - yes FREE! (well, if you ignore the £15 you'll have to pay for a ticket to get into the gig) all part of the parcel of goodies for everyone attending Games for May; 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 by then
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'Games for May' exclusive

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Tor Peders 'Brev Fran Ederstorp'

I've agreed with the surviving members of the band that we'll produce a ludicrously-limited 150-run CD of the album (minus the bonus 7"); I will offer 100 of them for sale at the gig at £5 apiece, the band have the other 50 copies
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MOMENTARY TWO

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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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MOMENTARY ONE

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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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on sale at Games For May

TIR NA NOG

           
           
Tir na nOg
Sympathetic Love/Mariner Blues

There will be just 50 individually lathe-cut copies of this exclusive 7" from Leo and Sonny, celebrating the launch of their new album, 'The Dark Dance'- available for sale to buyers of the album at launch night, which happens to be the night of our Half Moon gig
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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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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
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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. LAST FEW COPIES - BLACK 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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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, a similarly small number of 'Crabstocks', a few Astralasia 'Wind On Water' and Simones 'Majic Ship' shirts in-stock - they are just waiting to be rushed to a wardrobe near you
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'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 try to remember to 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 include me droning on about the joys of ebay, The Pretty Things, record fairs...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, although it's doing its best to completely piss me off with its rules, regulations and complete refusal to respond to my emails; 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)

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 our 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' signs 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 outpouring 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 'Madonna - Up Close And With Her Clothes On' coffee-table book 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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