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

"a blissfully irreverent catalogue of homegrown eccentricity" (PROG magazine)

April releases on vinyl from FdM...
...taking orders from early March - join our mailing-list for an early warning - email fruitsdemer7@hotmail.com

gig - October 7

Dionysus festival 2017

Dionysus
Derby Festival of Psychedelia

The last event we're planning to attend in 2017 - and it's a return visit for us to The Telephones' one-dayer in Derby. Quite how they cram all those bands into one day is beyond us - but what a line-up!
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on sale at the Dionysus festival

The Moths

Friends of the Fish 16 - The Moths
7" lathe-cut

Just 50 copies available for sale at our final gig of the year - more news soon
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gig - August 10

an evening of world psychedelia

Fruits de Mer Records'
evening of world psychedelia

If you can't make it to Cardigan - and even if you can! - you can still see Sendelica and Fuchsia, not to mention a flying visit by The Luck Of Eden Hall's Gregory Curvey, as they get together for an evening at the Half Moon in Putney on August 10th. And of course there'll be freebies and stuff - isn't there always?
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festival - August 4-6

The Fifteenth Dream
of Dr. Sardonicus

The Fifteenth Dream of Dr. Sardonicus

Fruits de Mer returns to Cardigan in Wales, with another Pete Bingham/Sendelica-curated three-dayer (August 4-6). The Bevis Frond top the bill, with Fuchsia flying in from Australia, Anton Barbeau from the US and Earthling Society from Fleetwood among the live acts, as well as lots of FdM freebies and exclusives
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free with the 15th Dream
goodie-bag

various artists

Promo 14 - 15th Dream of Dr. Sardonicus
various artists

A compilation of songs by artists playing this year's festival - still work-in-progress
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free with the 15th Dream
goodie-bag

various artists

Promo 13 - 15th Dream of Dr. Sardonicus
various artists

tracks by some FdM regulars who aren't playing the festival, along with a few names that i hope are new to you
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on sale at the Cardigan
and Half Moon events

Fuchsia

crustacean 82 - Fuchsia II
From Psychedelia...To A Distant Place

The second album from Fuchsia (aka Tony Durant)...at long last, it will be released on vinyl (by us!) - with two very limited-run vinyl colours - different versions on sale at our two summer live events, with all copies signed by Tony
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on sale at the 15th Dream

7shades + Three Dimensional Tanx

Friends of the Fish 15 - 7shades + Three Dimensional Tanx
7" lathe-cut

Just 50 copies available for sale at our summer festival - more news soon
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festival - May 4-6

The Lucid Dreams
of Dr. Sardonicus

The Lucid Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus

Pete Bingham and Horst Sunhair (Sunhair Records) have put together an unbelievable line-up for FdM's first away game in Germany - this May in Wurzburg with Damo Suzuki, Ax Genrich, The Bevis Frond, Sendelica, Vibravoid, nick nicely, Magic Bus...and more (including a free FdM back-catalogue 7" and an exclusive CD for everyone attending); sorry - SOLD OUT!
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free at the
Lucid Dreams festival

various artists

Promo 12 - Lucid Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
various artists

tracks by most, if not all, of the artists playing the Wurzburg festival
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on sale at our festivals

various artists
Kopf Musik

Kopf Musik
various artists

a three-CD compilation of krautrock, kosmische and electronic covers taken from the FdM archives that we're producing especially for sale at our festival in Germany.

From Astralasia to Vibravoid, Eroc to Ax Genrich, it's our three-hour tribute to those groundbreaking years in German music
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Kris Gietowski
Three Of A Kind

Three Of A Kind
Kris Gietkowski

Kris' new FdM album of Egg covers on FdM is extended to a limited-run three CD set, with Kris also producing solo versions of the first albums by Atomic Rooster and Arthur Brown - totally mad but true! For sale initially at our festival in Germany
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on sale April

Kris Gietkowski
songs by Egg

songs by Egg
Kris Gietkowski

Multi-instrumentalist Kris Gietowski reinterprets most of Egg's wonderful first album - Kris takes our original intention to be 'wilfully obscure' to a new level by recording the tracks purely for his own enjoyment - but I found them and couldn't let them lie hidden any longer

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Sendelica/Superfjord
Zappa

Superfjord
Sendelica

Two of Frank Zappa's best-known and best-loved tracks get the FdM treatment - Finland's jazz-rockers Superfjord and Wales' spacerockers Sendelica get to grips with the unclassifiable Frank on a split 7"
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Astralasia
Oceania

Oceania
Astralasia

Astralasia are back on FdM!

A double LP of new music from the UK festival favourites - a natural progression from their superb instrumental 'Wind On Water' album, 'Oceania' floats effortlessly across four sides of vinyl - perfect late-night listening
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Astralasia
Oceania - special edition

Oceania - special edition
Astralasia

A very special edition of Astralasia's double LP - more music and other things too (you think you know what we're like round here? well, we get even worse with this special edition); club members and friends of the band are going to get first dibs on a very limited run

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The Honey Pot
Ascending Scales

Ascending Scales
The Honey Pot

Fruits de Mer Records' 100th vinyl release is a rather special double LP from Crystal Jacqueline, Icarus Peel, the rest of The Honey Pot and some surprise and very special guests, including Nick Saloman, Dick Taylor, James Lowe, Judy Dyble, the guys from July, Anton Barbeau, Ilona V and more! A mix of covers and original tracks, I reckon it's a fitting release to celebrate our ton-up. Sorry, sold out here at FdM
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Us and Them
Fading Within The Dwindling Sun

Fading Within The Dwindling Sun
Us and Them

On our first 10" release, Us and Them have put together a five-tracker that means a great deal to me - reinterpreting some of The goddess-like Sandy Denny's best moments on record; only Britt from Us and Them could do this, in my opinion, and she does it beautifully - i hope you'll enjoy it too. On sale now.
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14th DREAM FESTIVAL
A2 poster pack

Our 2016 festival posters
..and more

This nifty pack of professionally-printed A2 posters comprises two festival designs, plus the wholly-silly '14th Bream of Dr. Sardonicus' version and a poster promoting The Honey Pot's year-end double LP 'Ascending Scales' (it will be our 100th vinyl release).
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FdM REJECTED COVERS
set of 52 postcards

FdM early designs and rejected covers
a set of 52 A6 postcards

The good, the bad and the wholly inappropriate - 52 sleeve designs we didn't use for the final covers, professionally printed on quality card; only 200 sets produced
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PLANKTON
early FdM tracks on CD

The Record Collector magazine compilation
now on CD

RC launched their 'Modern Collectibles' series of LPs a few years ago with 'Plankton' - a compilation of recordings taken from our first dozen or so releases, compiled by the Rare Records Price Guide's editor, Ian Shirley; they've now given us the OK to produce a 300-run CD version - and here it is, including The Pretty Things track that was originally included as a bonus 7".
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BOWIE meets THE ACTION
Sidewalk Society

Bowie meets The Action
Sidewalk Society

California's Sidewalk Society return after far too long away from FdM with a four-track EP that combines covers of songs by The Action and 60s era-Bowie; Sidewalk Society are a US band that really gets the sixties UK sound, I've loved them since i heard their version of 'Song Of A Baker' back in 2008.
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FdM's GUIDE TO THE HITCHHIKERS GUIDE
Astralasia, Icarus Peel,
Blue Giant Zeta Puppies

FdM's Guide to The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
Astralasia, Icarus Peel, Blue Giant Zeta Puppies

The Eagles' 'Journey Of The Sorcerer' gets a right seeing to by some FdM faves; the single includes a bonus CD of extended versions and new music inspired by their surprise contribution to spacerock!
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CAN I GO BACK AGAIN
July

July
Can I Go Back Again

One of the greatest 60s UK psychedelic rock bands are back - and, unbelieveably, they're on Fruits de Mer!
'Can I Go Back' is an extended version of the Beatles lyrics-quoting song on their reunion LP, 'Resurrection', and it's backed by a demo version; all red vinyl copies sold out - but we have a small supply here on black vinyl
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COSMIC SOUND
Proud Peasant

Proud Peasant
Cosmic Sound

A US band playing keyboards-led UK/German 70s prog rock like they mean it? Oh yes.
Eloy and Manfred Mann's Earth Band get the Proud Peasant treatment
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HERE SHE COMES NOW
Claudio Cataldi

Claudio Cataldi
Here She Comes Now

Italian singer-songwriter Claudio delivers a four-track EP, featuring a spellbinding cover of the Velvet Underground song, written by Lou reed, plus three of his own compositions
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MORNING DEW
Crystal Jacqueline

Crystal Jacqueline
Morning Dew

a four-track 7" from Jacqui, comprising three covers (including the Tim Rose/Bonnie Dobson song and an obscure slice of wondrous psych from Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies) plus a new song written by Icarus Peel

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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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