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Welcome back, good to see you again. Extra-large welcome to all new subscribers, thanks for clicking through. And the most enormous of welcomes to everyone who chipped in a buck or two, or more, to our Patreon page, seriously, you guys are absolutely amazing. We dedicate the contents of this mail to you. Thank you so much.

Anyhoo... As promised, here's the links for the new "COUNT-IN (1234)" preview E.P. and the two new Hectic City mixtapes.

You are free to share these links wherever you like. We actively encourage it, natch.

As mentioned previously, future release announcements from us will only appear through this list, but we're not stopping you from sharing the links anywhere. That would be pretty damn ridiculous.

 

COUNT-IN (1234) E.P.




01 - Universal Fire
02 - Lost Time
03 - Free Rotation
04 - Silver Tears

(Youtube links for the tracks on their titles.)

4-Track E.P. preview of the forthcoming Kleptones "album", due later in 2018

Cover photo taken by Vanessa Stent, detail of Stefan Tcherepnin's "The Mad Masters" installation at Stedelijk Amsterdam, 2018.

Arranged, mixed and produced by The Kleptones in Amsterdam, 2017-2018.

Direct download split tracks here in flac or mp3. (or if you want the loosely mixed version shown above on Soundcloud, click here: flac, mp3)

Soundcloud page link for sharing here.

 

Hectic City Mixtape No.18: "Absolute Elsewhere"




Another labour of love. Four and a half hours of lovingly sequenced, slow and spacious cosmique sounds, library music, psych grooves, soundtrack selections, and yes, some bloody prog rock. It's certainly not a mix that's in a hurry, so feel free to nod off to it, wake up to it, space out to it, do whatever you want to it. It's yours.

Direct download in one long file: flac, mp3; or split into four parts: flac, mp3

Soundcloud page link for streaming and sharing here.

Part 1

01 The Flock - Green Slice [1970]
     Colosseum II - All Skin And Bone [1977]
     Jack Lancaster & Robin Lumley - Take Off (Into Earth Orbit) [1976]
02 Clearlight - Way [1975]
03 Aphrodite's Child - Aegean Sea [1971]
04 King Crimson - The Night Watch (Take 1) [1974]
05 Eloy - Love Over Six Centuries [1975]
06 Enzo Capuano - Storia Mai Scritta (Parte IV - Risveglio) [1975]
07 Katerine - Horizontale [2003]
08 The Future Sound Of London - This Place [2016]
09 Tommy Guerrero - 6 Feet For 6 Figures [2011]
10 Raven Kane & Klause Netzle - Magnetic Tension [1984]
11 Air - Space Maker [2007]
12 Steven Wilson - Sunday Rain Sets In [2016]
13 Pierre-Alain Dahan & Slim Pezin - Slim Bertha [1976]
14 Brian Eno - Sparrowfall 1 [1978]
15 Enzo Capuano - Storia Mai Scritta (Parte V - Del Tempo Vissuto) [1975]
16 Porcupine Tree - Oceans Have No Memory [2000]
17 David Sylvian - The Healing Place [1986]
18 Inch-Time - A Handful Of Dust [2010]
19 Mahavishnu Orchestra - You Know, You Know [1971]
20 East - Breath [1981]
21 Grateful Dead - Weather Report Suite (Prelude + Part 1 Edit) [1973]
22 Socrates & Vangelis - Every Dream Comes To An End [1976]
23 John Cameron - Cross Over To The Other Side [1973]
24 Smak - Hitopadeza [1978]
25 St Tropez - Noccioline, Caramelle, Gelati [1978]
26 Absolute Elsewhere - Moon City [1976]
27 Epitaph - Visions [1971]
28 John Fiddy & Norman Candler - A Dream Of Silence [1980]
29 Lard Free - 12 ou 13 Juillet Que Je Sais D'Elle (Part 1) [1973]
30 Soft Machine - Second Bundle [1976]
31 John Phillips - Space Capsule [1976]
32 Kraan - Sarah Auf Der Gänsewies (Demo) [1971]
33 L.U.C.A. - Nuovo Ordine Equilibrio [2016]

Part 2

34 Pulsar - The Strands Of The Future [1976]
35 Klaus Weiss - Survivor [1978]
36 King Crimson - Starless [1974]
37 Novalis - Sommerabend [1976]
38 Rodion G.A. - In Linistea Noptil [1978]
39 Curved Air - Rob One [1970]
40 Far East Family Band - Mystery Of Northern Space [1974]
41 Castle Canyon - Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs [1973]
42 Samurai - King Riff And Snow Flakes [1971]
43 Hawkwind - City Of Lagoons [1976]
44 Strawbs - Autumn [1974]
45 Amon Duul II - Kismet (Pilooski Edit) [1978/2007]
46 St Tropez - Nella Cascata [1978]
47 Krater - Labyrint [2014]
48 Kensington Market - Ciao [1969]
49 Across Tundras - Wooden Wheels [2011]
50 Jean-Michel Jarre - Waiting For Cousteau [1990]
51 Stealers Wheel - Waltz (You Know It Makes Sense) [1973]
52 Earth - Mirage [2005]
53 Brian Eno - Pour [2011]
54 Sigi Schwab - Tanz Des Lotus [1986]
55 Schatkreis Wasserman - Psychotron [1982]
56 Aloe Blacc - Life So Hard (Instrumental) [2010]
57 Groupement Cultural Renault - Cadances 1 [1973]
58 Coil - The First Five Minutes After Death [1986]
59 Serge Gainsbourg - L'Hotel Peculiar [1971]
60 All Them Witches - Welcome To The Cavemen Future [2015]
61 Sagor & Swing - Alla Sagor Har Ett Slut [2013]

Part 3

62 King Crimson - Requiem (Extended Version) [1982]
63 Noco Music - Simply Nice [1987]
64 Wishbone Ash - Warrior [1972]
65 Amorphous Androgynous - Never Trust A Grass [2013]
66 Arzachel - Queen St. Gang [1969]
67 Unknown Artist - Pescador (From Concentration Vol.1) [2010]
68 Colin Blunstone - Exclusively For Me [1972]
69 Fairport Convention - Babbacombe Lee Dream Song [1971]
70 Paul Revere & The Raiders - Peace [1968]
71 Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz - Yaesriel [2012]
72 Storm Corrosion - Lock Howl [2012]
73 Peter Broderick - Stopping On The Brooklyn Bridge [2008]
74 Albergo Intergalattico Spaziale - Senza Titolo [1978]
75 Fenster - Emocean [2015]
76 Hiro Yanagida - Me And Milk Tea And Others [1970]
77 Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship - Home [1970]
78 Eddie Jobson - Inner Secrets [1985]
79 Daryl Hall - The Farther Away I Am [1977]
80 Xaver Von Treyer - Jerusalem Syndrome [2011]
81 Holger Czukay - Longing For Daydreams [1993]
82 Andrew Cronshaw - Lovely Joan / The Nightingale [1974]
83 Manuel Göttsching - Quazarsphere [1975]
84 Pascal Comelade - Back To Schizo [1997]
85 Morning - Sleepy Eyes [1970]
86 Colin Towns - Magnus (The Unwelcome Intrusion) [1978]

Part 4

87 Fripp & Eno - Later On [1973]
88 Crispy Ambulance - Simon's Ghost [1982]
89 Spirit - Fog [1968]
90 Beggars Opera - Nimbus [1971]
91 El Chicano - In A Silent Way [1973]
92 Andrew - Himalaya [1973]
93 Music Emporium - Gentle Thursday (Instrumental Version) [1969]
94 Soft Rocks - Obo (Tiago's ESP Disk Remix) [2012]
95 Amorphous Androgynous - Watery Grave (Cranium Pie's Baking Research Station Remix) [2013]
96 Vangelis - We Were All Uprooted [1973]
97 Sopwith Camel - Orange Peel [1973]
98 Fenster - Phantasia [2015]
99 The For Carnation - Emp. Man's Blues (Instrumental Edit) [2000]
100 James Blackshaw - Fantomas La Faux Magistrat (Part 4) [2014]
101 Alain Gorageur - Ten Et Tiwa Dorment [1973]
102 Soft Machine - Out Of Season [1976]
103 Novalis - Banished Bridge [1973]
104 Goldfrapp - Utopia (New Ears Mix) [2000]
105 My Solid Ground - Dirty Yellow Mist [1971]
106 Jean-Michel Jarre - Waiting For Cousteau [1990]
107 Andy Votel - Doe-Eyed [2000]
108 Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Moving On [2007]
109 Barry Forgie - Dawn Mists [1972]
110 Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Tribute [1972]
111 James Gang - Ashes, The Rain And I [1970]
112 Livin' Blues - Sweet Suzanne [1973]
113 Tangerine Dream - Phaedra [1974]
114 Eloy - The Bells Of Notre Dame [1975]


Hectic City Mixtape No.19: "Tightening Up"




By way of extreme contrast, HC19 is, yeah, something completely different. A poptastic selection of old-school mashes and remixes in a reggae / hip-hop style with a little funk thrown in, some of which you've probably heard if you've caught Eric DJing somewhere early in the evening over the years. J*Star, Shepdog & Nuffwish/Bangers R Mashed get a couple apiece, as they're all pretty much solid quality when it comes to this sort of thing. Definitely a mix to keep in mind when those long summer evenings come along (unless you're on the side of the world that's got them right now, in which case, here ya go!)

Direct download here in flac or mp3.

Soundcloud page link for streaming & sharing here.

01 Chocomang - Stop Me Cruising
02 DJ Shepdog - Lick Ya Down
03 J*Star - S'Biggerdan
04 DJ Shepdog - Bigger Than Jamrock
05 Go Home Productions - Making Plans For Vinyl
06 J*Star - No Diggety
07 Bangers R Mashed - Hotel Carry
08 Fugees - Ready Or Not (Wood'n'Soo Remix)
09 DJ Butcher - Breakdown
10 Dub Kweli - Your Gospel
11 Inhumanz - The Grind Date
12 Artifacts - C'mon With The Get Down (Maars Re-Fix)
13 Version Big-Fi & Jah Screechy - Walk & Skank
14 Bangers R Mashed - Feel Alright
15 Dr Packer - Chasing Devils
16 Taggy Matcher vs Run DMC - My Adidas
17 Mato vs Public Enemy - Bring The Noise
18 J*Star - One Life One Hope
19 DJ Asparagus - A Tribe Called Milli
20 The Melker Project - Wu-Tang's Maneater
21 Nuffwish - Loaded


Hectic City Mixtape Back Catalogue

Some of you may not be aware of all of these, so here's a link summary (links are to blog pages, download links are in the blog posts.)

All are mp3 only, except where stated. We will be upgrading the older mixes into flac where possible, we'll let you know when they become available.

HC01 - Funk Hop & Electro Rock
HC02 - A String Quartet Tribute To The Kleptones
HC03a - Best Of 2006 Part 1 "Hip-Hop Started In Ipswich"
HC03b - Best Of 2006 Part 2 "Sounds For The Festive Vortex"
HC03c - Best Of 2006 Part 3 "If There's A Glitch, You're An Ostrich"
HC04 - Live At Wired Magazine Second Life Office Launch Party 2006
HC05 - Live At Glastonbury 2010
HC06 - Leaving Here
HC07 - May Daze
HC08a - Best Of 2008 part 1 "Songs For Magic Feet"
HC08b - Best Of 2008 part 2 "We Have The Machine Ready Fi Dem"
HC08c - Best Of 2008 part 3 "La Blouse Piscine"
HC08d - Best Of 2008 part 4 "My Boss Has The Imagination Of A Gnat"
HC08e - Best Of 2008 part 5 "Burned In A Feathering Pyre"
HC09 - Rough And Ready On The Plinth
HC10 - Once Upon A Time In The Seventies
HC11 - Moombahtronica
HC12 - No Wrong Show
HC13 - Walking Under Ladders
HC14a - M3B part 1 “A Massage From The Swedish Prime Minister”
HC14b - M3B part 2 “Stop That, It’s Silly…”
HC14c - M3B part 3 “I’m Sorry, I’m Going To Have To Shoot You”
HC15 - Paths To Graceland
HC16 - Lucem Diem (mp3 & flac)
HC17 - Tenebris Noctis (mp3 & flac)


Okay, that should keep you going for a good while. We're going back into the studio to continue working on the next part of the album release, which we hope will be with you sooner rather than later. There may be another surprise or two for you along the way, we'll see...

As mentioned in the last mail, we're planning to initially release the album in quite an experimental way, So if you're interested in experimenting with us, and you haven't mailed us already, please express your interest by dropping an email to this address and we'll explain more in a little while.

Happy listening!

All the best,

The Kleptones

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