News August 2015
Mark Corrin: EP7 - Earthbound
Followed rapidly by EP#7 - A genuine solo effort this time from Mr Corrin - and one with a distinclty down-tempo/instrumental/ambient vibe.
Live outings of Mark's recent material are rumoured to be imminent - watch this space!
EP7 can be downloaded here.
Mark Corrin: EP6 - Vineyard
And here’s Number Six!!! Yet another new vibe - this one is about vineyards. Not Windmills. The vineyard is below the Windmill. This is an important distinction.
EP7 will be with us before you know it… Mr Corrin is really hitting his stride with these now…
EP6 can be downloaded here.
Mark Corrin: EP5 - Medusa
Fifth in the ongoing series of EPs by Mark Corrin - The latest instalment being a collaboration with Rose Niland (of Rose and the Diamond Hand)
who Mark regularly performs bass with live.
Yet another new musical blend on offer this month - if the cover is anything to go by, expect something with a slightly more sinister tone…
EP5 can be downloaded here.
The Gone Wait: Self Titled
A brand new project. Deconstructed (devolved?) Blues, which appears to feature (former?) members of Babyslave and/or
a Jandek-tribute act. This was recorded quickly and sounds nothing like anything we've released previously.
It may also be part of something a lot more substantial. Confessional. Abstract. Dark. Possibly Atonal. Either way, it involves some particularly brutal harmonica playing...
The Gone Wait - Self Titled can be downloaded here.
Mark Corrin: EP4 - Cosmic
Fourth in the ongoing series of Eps by Mark Corrin - This one was recorded in collaboration with Uran Apak and Oguz Oner of
Wildeast/Nu Park alongside Ayça Yürük.
Being an experimental series, this is a (mainly) instrumental EP featuring 3 tracks that are variously dub, funk and ambient.
The occasional vocal samples are cut up from a lofi field recording of a strange game of photographing eyes close up then describing them…
EP 4 can be downloaded here.
Joe Ladyboy: 2003-2014
Following his exhaustive '365' project last year (see below) the final Joe Ladyboy release is this two-disc compilation of unreleased tracks,
cover versions, collaborations outtakes and rarities recorded between 2003 and 2014.
Collaborators include Mark Corrin, Avital Raz, Edward Bass, Sarah Bradley, Paul Millsopp, Charlie Blake, Lance Winter and Poppycock.
Covers include tracks by The Byrds, Bonnie Prince Billy, Bob Dylan, Nirvana, New Order, Liars, Baader Meinhof, My Bloody Valentine,
Steve Reich/Kid Spatula, The Fall and Underworld.
This is the fourth and final Joe Ladyboy LP - which can be downloaded here.
Mark Corrin: EP3 - Slower
Third in a year-long series of EPs from Mark Corrin - This, beautiful and intimate-sounding three-tracker is (in part) a collaboration with
both Paul Millsopp (of Reigns of Monty Carlo) and long-term friend of the label Mr Billy Samson of the Paraffins
Mark Corrin - EP3 - Slower can be downloaded here.
Reigns of Monty Carlo: This Is A Hold Up
Hot on the heels of last year's debut LP Smorgasbored - we are overjoyed to announce the 2nd Reigns of Monty Carlo LP This Is A Hold Up
10 new songs from the mind of the uber-talented Paul Millsopp - including A Daily Grind, Walking In Circles and the no-holes-barred
title track. If you thought Paul's first LP was kaleidoscopically (is that even a word?) diverse, wait til you hear this one...
Reigns Of Monty Carlo - This Is A Hold Up can be downloaded here.
Joe Ladyboy: Four Songs EP
One-off EP comprising four David Bowie covers - Originally blogged as part of the 365 project last year (see below). Valentine 084:
Joe Ladyboy - Four Songs can be downloaded here.
Five Years Later Return!
Well, that was unexpected! As part of our ongoing 'residency' at Soundwaves Here We Come (see below) Five Years Later made a surprise
re-appearance, performing their first live set since our 10th birthday celebrations (in 2011) and first full gig since 2002! Video/audio highlights
can be found here. More to follow (apparently!)
Mark Corrin - EP2: Tower!
Hot on the heels of December's EP1 comes the second in an ongoing series of regular EPs from our very own Mark Corrin (AKA The Artist
Formerly Known As Shirokuma) - This EP takes a slightly more cinematic/psychedelic vibe then it's predecessor, with a suitably foreboding
cover photo by Ayça Yürük. EP 2: Tower can be downloaded here
Valentine Records DJ residency at Soundwaves Here We Come:
John and David are currently DJing at the excellent vinyl-only record shop Soundwaves Here We Come in the Stretford Mall on Saturday afternoons.
Its been a while since we dusted off the decks but we're having great fun re-discovering our 'roots' while drinking Damn Fine Coffee and browsing the racks
for lost gems: Come down and say hello! More info here
Mark Corrin Radio shows on Studio 109 Live and Salford City Radio FM 94.4:
Since retiring the Shirokuma alias late last year Mark has been stepping up his radio DJ activities with regular shows on both Salford City Radio FM 94.4FM and
Studio 109 Live. You can listen to most of his shows from the last 12 months here on Mixcloud
David's 365 Blog:
Throughout 2014 David (aka Joe Ladyboy/I Lucifer) undertook an impressive/ill advised 'mission' to post a unique piece of music online and write about it every day for a year.
Inbetween the previously released remixes/collaborations/band projects he also unveiled lots of new tracks (including an array of weird and wonderful cover versions).
You can read the complete blog here and/or listen to the tracks here
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