WATCHING 'MISS MISERY' BY ELLIOTT SMITH

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An Introduction to Elliott Smith
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At fourteen, Elliott Smith  moved to Portland, Oregon to live with his father, stepmother, and two half-sisters and there started to write and record songs at home on a four-track recorder. While in high school he formed his first band, Stranger than Fiction. After graduating from college in 1991, he moved back to Portland and formed the band Heatmiser along with Neil Gust, his friend. Elliott released his first solo album, Roman Candle in 1994. He followed with the self-titled Elliott Smith (1995) and Either/Or (1997) on Domino Recordings.

In 1997, Portland resident and director Gus Van Sant used some of his songs in the film 'Good Will Hunting' (Van Sant had been a friend and fan of Smith's since hearing Roman Candle). One of those, 'Miss Misery', went on to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Song in a Motion Picture. Elliott performed the track on the Academy Awards telecast. The same year his cover of The Beatles 'Because' was the end-credit song for the Academy Award winning film 'American Beauty'.

Unfortunately, Elliott Smith passed away in October, 2003. However, Elliott had realized his long time dream of building his own recording studio, New Monkey, located in Van Nuys, California and had spent time reworking songs which were released posthumously on 'From a Basement on The Hill'. 'New Moon', is a double-CD collection of 24 songs recorded from 1995-97.

Domino is  to announce that on April 5th 2010, we will be reissuing a re-mastered version of 'Roman Candle' which has been lovingly re-mastered by Larry Crane (editor of Tape Op Magazine and archivist for Elliott's family) and Roger Seibel (SAE Mastering). Originally recorded and produced by Elliott in the basement, the record was originally mixed with help from Tony Lash.

Larry explains, 'many of the hard consonants and 'S' sounds were jarring and scratchy sounding. I felt by reducing these noises that the music would become more inviting and the sound would serve the songs better... We never tried to make this CD as loud as current, over-limited trends, but just to match the volume of the rest of Elliott’s KRS catalog in a graceful way. Please note that none of this album is 'remixed' from the master tapes - it is still composed of the mixes Elliott created himself.'

In response to the release of the collection An Introduction to Elliott Smith (November 2010) on Domino, Line of Best Fit wrote a considered description of the compilation.

 

GEORGIA 'MELLOW' OUT 20TH SEPTEMBER 2018 (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Georgia 'Mellow'
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Domino are thrilled to mark the return of Georgia with her new single, “Mellow” feat. Shygirl. “Mellow” is the first release from Georgia since 2017’s “Feel It” and sees Georgia honing her deft production craft, moving towards a deeply euphoric and seductive exploration into the underground club sound. Listen above. 

Mixed by David Wrench with programming from Ragz Originale, “Mellow” features a vocal collaboration from Shygirl, who is part of the London-based collective, NUXXE.As Georgia notes, with the club sound of “Mellow”, Shygirl’s fierce vocal addition is “perfect, edgy & almost non-human like, as if she's the voice of your hedonistic sub conscience!" Since the 2015 release of her self-titled debut LP, Georgia has been busy in the studio and out, with guest features on tracks by Honne, alongside taking on producer duties for a number of other acts and working on her own set of new recordings. 

The artwork for “Mellow” features the photograph ‘Marie Clair & Anna, 12, after Daisy’s Slumber Party 1991’ by renowned, influential American documentary and portrait photographer, Nancy Honey. The image is from her series of photographs entitled ‘Entering The Masquerade’ published by the National Museum of Photography Film & Television in 1992. 

GEORGIA - DEBUT ALBUM | GEORGIA - HEART WRECKING ANIMALS (VIDEO) | GEORGIA - KOMBINE (VIDEO)

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WATCHING JON HOPKINS 'SINGULARITY' (DOMINO ALL-IN)

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Jon Hopkins 'Singularity'
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Taken from his critically acclaimed new album, Singularity, Jon Hopkins is very proud to share the video for the title track. Directed by Academy Films’ Seb Edwards, ‘Singularity’ is a visual pinnacle of the album’s arc and a continuation and deepening of all the themes that pervade Jon Hopkins’ work. Watch above.

Jon Hopkins says of the video: “This is the single most epic video I’ve ever had made. Seb has been a friend and collaborator for nearly 15 years now, but this is the first opportunity we’ve had to work with total freedom on a video for my own music. The power of what he has done left me speechless the first time I saw it. He translated the themes of destruction and defiance that I fed into the music into a powerful, violent ballet between male and female and I totally love it.” 

Director Seb Edwards adds:  “I've always loved Jon’s work and we've been wanting to collaborate for a while. ‘Singularity’ is such an incredible track, its merciless intensity somehow reflects our troubled times. I wanted to capture the feeling of defiance that rises from the initial brutality. The track is ultimately about acceptance and finding peace in nature. I hope I did it justice.”

MERCURY PRIZE | IMMUNITY

HOW I LIVE NOW SOUNDTRACK

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WATCHING FARAO 'MARRY ME' OUT 19TH OCTOBER 2018 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Farao 'Pure-O'
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Farao has shared the latest cut from her upcoming album 'Pure-O' out 19th October 2018, 'Marry Me' is accompanied by a self-directed video, watch above. 

FARAO - PURE-O

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SON LUX 'YESTERDAY'S WAKE' OUT 19TH SEPTEMBER 2018 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Son Lux 'Yesterday's Wake'
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Son Lux are to release a new EP of reworked and previously unreleased tracks in the form of 'Yesterdays Wake', listen to the first cut off the EP 'Delivery' above.

"Brighter Wounds is at the center of a body of work, where songs often appear in different iterations. This has been a trademark of the Son Lux project from the start to investigate songs from each album from multiple angles and present the results."

The Yesterday’s Wake EP traces echoes of Brighter Wounds themes while introducing two brand new songs infused with the album’s DNA. We hear the lyrics from “Young” in the refrain of “Delivery ” and for the first time the phrase “Brighter Wound” in the final moments of “Yesterday’s Wake.” Together these 4 songs complete the full album collection.

'BRIGHTER WOUNDS'

SON LUX 'REMEDY' EP

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FRANCOIS ATLAS 'LES FLEURS DU MAL' OUT 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Francois Atlas 'Les Fleurs Du Mal'
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Francois Atlas (from Francois and The Atlas Mountains) a new solo project, inspired by Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal. The artist has paired music to eight texts grouped in an album entitled Flowers of evil, in reference to the work of the one who is called the cursed poet. The album is surrounded by artists of his generation like Fishbach, Barbara Caroloti, Juliette Armanet or Voyou to accompany the journey into the heart of one of the most beautiful works, but also one of the most controversial, of French literature. Watch the video for A Une Passante above. 

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HAIKU SALUT 'THERE IS NO ELSEWHERE' OUT 7TH SEPTEMBER 2018 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Haiku Salut 'There Is No Elsewhere'
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Haiku Salut release their third album 'There Is No Elsewhere' on the 7th September 2018 via PRAH recordings, watch the video for first single 'The More and Moreness' above. 

Haiku Salut consists of multi-instrumentalists Gemma Barkerwood, Sophie Barkerwood, and Louise Croft. Between them, Haiku Salut play accordion, piano, glockenspiel, trumpet, guitar, ukulele, drums, and melodica. Their music also features electronic elements, which they refer to as "loopery and laptopery". Influenced by the evocative film soundtracks of Yann Tiersen and Benoît Charest, the genre-melting electronica of early Múm, and the impressionistic writing of Haruki Murakami, the band released their debut album Tricolore in 2013, to critical acclaim, which was followed in 2015 by the equally acclaimed Etch And Etch Deep (“the album Four Tet might have made after Rounds” – The Observer). 

This year’s release, There Is No Elsewhere, is Haiku Salut’s first album for neo-classical and electronica label PRAH Recordings and sees the trio continue their distinctive re-imagining of dreampop and rural electronica. It also sees the band finally find their place, both musically and politically.

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WAXAHATCHEE 'GREAT THUNDER' OUT 7TH SEPTEMBER 2018 (DOMINO PUBLISHING)

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Waxahatchee 'Great Thunder EP'
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Waxahatchee returns with a six track EP following 2017's LP Out In The Storm via Merge Records. as described by Crutchfield herself, this EP is 'a complete 180 from the last record: super stripped-down, quiet, and with me performing solo, it’s a throwback to how I started,” The first track to be released is 'Chapel Of Pines' accompanied by a Christopher Good directed video, watch above. 

OUT IN THE STORM (2017) | WAXAHATCHEE 'IVY TRIPP'

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