Format: 2 x LP
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PRE-ORDER ITEM : Expected January 1st 1970. This item will only be shipped to you on or after the official release date. Please note any orders containing pre-order items won't be shipped until all items are available, so please order this separately to avoid delays. Please remember that release dates are at the mercy of labels, distributors, and pressing plants and will change constantly.
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Late Night Tales reaches the big 3 – 0 and what a way to celebrate, with a landmark edition from the effervescent Friendly Fires. Formed in 2006 in the London suburb of St Albans, Friendly Fires trio Ed MacFarlane, Edd Gibson and Jack Savidge recorded their 2008 self-titled debut album in Ed’s parent garage. In view of its DIYconception it made a serious impact, selling over 200,000 copies and picking up a fistful of Brit Award and Mercury nominations along the way. Released in summer 2011, the band’s Aldous Huxley referencing second album ‘Pala’ further investigated the band’s love of artists like Talking Heads, Timbaland and Scritti Politti but also of the genius techno of Carl Craig and Boards of Canada. So, there we have the perfect prescription of head, heart and footwork that defines ideal participants for constructing Late Night Tales. The opening third is pitched firmly on the up, tripping back through disco’s global strands with Ontario’s Junior Boys, 80s Dutch proto-house by Renée, Grammy Award winning Joe Simon, the erotically charged discofunk odyssey ‘Carry On, Turn Me On’ by French outfit Space and anthemic porn-disco ‘Fly Like An Eagle’ by Dennis Parker. Taking a left turn via the always welcome art-pop auteurs Bibio and Stereolab, the familiar chimes of ‘Hold On’ by SBTRKT ring onto Friendly Fires’ exclusive cover version of the ’78 electronic classic ‘Why Don't You Answer’ by Eberhard Schoener and Sting. We also see a brace of fresh 2012 releases in the form of Iron Galaxy ‘Attention Seeker’ and Melody Echo Chamber ‘Endless Shore’. On the home leg, Grouper’s acoustic minimalism attracts the shoegazing daydreams of Cocteau Twins and Slowdive before Friendly Fires take it home with the seemingly unmanageable arrangement of Olivia Newton John into German neo-classical composer Nils Frahm.
|1||Renee - Change Your Style||Add to Playlist||Play|
|2||Joe Simon - Love Vibration||N/A|
|3||Dennis Parker - Like An Eagle||Add to Playlist||Play|
|4||Stereolab - Black Arts||Add to Playlist||Play|
|5||Bibio - Don't Summarise My Summer Eyes||N/A|
|6||SBTRKT - Hold On||N/A|
|7||Friendly Fires - Why Don't You Answer? (Eberhard Schoener + Sting cover version)||Add to Playlist||Play|
|8||Sonna - One Most Memorable||N/A|
|9||Laurel Halo - Embassy||Add to Playlist||Play|
|10||DJ Sprinkles - House Music Is A Controllable Desire You Can Own||N/A|
|11||Grouper - Invisible||Add to Playlist||Play|
|12||Melody Echo Chamber - Endless Shore||N/A|
|13||Cocteau Twins - Cherry Coloured Funk||Add to Playlist||Play|
|14||Slowdive - Shine||N/A|
|15||Nils Frahm - After||N/A|
|16||Benedict Cumberbatch - Flat Of Angles (part 1)||Add to Playlist||Play|
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