WELCOME TO NEW VISITORS, INC. RECORD COLLECTOR/SHINDIG!/BUCKETFULL OF BRAINS/GOLDMINE/MOJO READERS TOR PEDERS, TIR NA NOG, CRAIG PADILLA and ASTRALASIA VINYL
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TIR NA NOG I Have Known Love
Tir na nOg I Have Known Love
Ireland's prog-folk/acid-folk legends are still creating magical music over 40 years after their first slbum was released by Chrysalis; they join Fruits de Mer with a four-track 7” featuring three spellbinding new songs and a unique cover of the Silver Apples’ 60s cult classic ‘I Have Known Love’ - colour vinyl, of course
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ASTRALASIA Wind On Water
Astralasia Wind On Water
Astralasia have been one of the UK’s best-loved festival bands for over 20 years; now they have recorded an amazing new LP that's full of Neu!/motorik rhythms and Eastern-influenced instrumentals for this exclusive release on Fruits de Mer Records - housed in an optical effect sleeve(the package also includes a bonus 7”)
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TOR PEDERS Brev Fran Ederstorp
Tor Peders Brev Fran Ederstorp
A brilliant instrumental classic psychedelic, progressive rock, even spacerock and surf rock album from a Swedish band which was only recorded a few years ago, but might have been lost forever - except we found it; it's like the best moments of your Vertigo/Charisma/Harvest collection! (includes a bonus 7”)
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CRAIG PADILLA Sonar
Craig Padilla Sonar
strangefish six! The man from strangefish one returns with a double LP of kosmische/synthesiser sounds that recalls Klaus Schulze and the Sky label - 80+ minutes of inner space music, late-night listening, all previously-unreleased on vinyl or CD; colour vinyl, naturally
Guaranteed horizontal listening pleasure
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SCHIZO FUN ADDICT Theme to SUSPIRIA
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 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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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
SCHNAUSER As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still
Schnauser 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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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!
RECORD COLLECTOR SPECIAL! PLANKTON
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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REGAL CRABOMOPHONE 2014 ANNUAL
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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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
WHO NEEDS PRIMARK?
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 the 2013 'Summer Fruits de Mer All-dayer' gig t-shirts available, and a similarly small number of 'Crabstocks' - but you really want them, don't 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, we'll tell everyone on our mailing-list first - join it today by emailing me email@example.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 (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
...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
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.
...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)
drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
OH GOOD GRIEF, IT'S THE FRUITS DE MER SCARF!
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
FDM ON FACEBOOK
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)
FdM ON THE BLOG
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
...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.. ..buy the vinyl.. ..smell the fish...
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