News

Catune

Added section for the Japanese label Catune to the shop. You can now order items from the Catune catalogue including albums by Boris, Toe and Nine Day Wonder.

Update

“Filmlets” and “Mikabe” will be in stores on February 26th via Cargo but are available now by mail order from our web shop. The beautifully packaged LP+DVD edition of “Mikabe” is only available on mail order from Transduction.

LITE will release a limited edition EP “Live in Limerick” on February 19th, only available at shows in Japan and recorded at the Boat Club (RIP) last September. “Contemporary Disease” is featured on a new compilation in Japan titled “Article of Parade”.

Check out LITE on YouTube.

Brothers Jun and Ayumu Nemoto from Z are also members of the awesome Henry Cow influenced Hununhum and are playing sporadically around Tokyo at the moment.

Read a review of “Mikabe” at Keikaku.net

Update

Shop updated! Check out The Silent Ballet’s review of “Filmlets”:

“…one of the most technical yet enjoyable instrumental math-rock albums in recent memory…Filmlets is a truly remarkable album”

New videos for “Human Gift” and “Gohyaku Manyen” are also now online. The Arm will be playing at British Wildlife’s Big Fat Weekend festival in Leeds next month. Other dates include shows with Trans Am and USA Is A Monster, more details on the schedule page.

New year news

LITE’s “Filmlets” and Z’s “Mikabe” albums will be available to order online directly from us on January 15th and should hit the shops during February via Cargo. LITE’s version of the Radiohead song “Everything In Its Right Place” was released on a tribute CD in Japan in November – hopefully this will see a release in Europe later this year. “I Miss Seeing All” was a featured track on Nokia’s Music Recommenders site during December – warning: site is Windows only! Thanks to Dave at Road Records.

Z –"Mikabe"

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We’re delighted to announce the release of Tokyo-based Z’s “Mikabe” album in January. Z have been blowing minds in Japan for the last year with their crazy free-form sounds. If Pharoah Sanders had jammed with late period Black Flag it might have sounded like this. More info soon.

The Arm: upcoming gigs

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The Arm will join the amazing Giveamanakick and Formation Flight for a one-off show at Birmingham’s Flapper and Firkin on November 1st. More details on schedule page. Other gigs include The Arm’s first outside the UK when they play Dublin’s legendary Ballroom of Romance on November 24th. Irish magazine Mongrel recently described The Arm’s sonic blueprint thus: “…distort the ballix out of the guitars and add loads of violent electronomological noise…”. Finally, check out The Communion’s review of “He Builds Bombs”

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LITE mini-album

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The debut mini-album from LITE will be released on July 27th. The band will tour the UK & Ireland in September, their first shows outside Japan. Dates are:

Sep 3 – The Hope, Brighton
Sep 4 – Dublin Castle, London
Sep 5 – Flapper & Firkin, Birmingham
Sep 8 – Boat Club, Limerick
Sep 9 – Ballroom of Romance at The Boom Boom Room, Dublin
Sep 12 – Bar Santiago Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Sep 14 – Cricketer’s Arms, Sheffield

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