Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Best Of 2015

U.S. Girls Half Free

Listeners,

We will keep it short and sweet. 2015 was a growing year. We are looking forward to Conrad Clipper's beautiful and timeless work, Cycle of Liminal Rites. Please, check back with us for that soon.

Personally, I would like to thank the lovely folks at Galeria Zé dos Bois in Lisbon and Laneway Festival in Australia for some of the best Angel Olsen shows yet. Also, to the growing crew that supports our touring - "Team Angel" is better with youuu. Lastly, touring artists and new friends in London and abroad, it has been a pleasure!

Much more music to come!

Best,
E

ALBUMS

Thelma and the Sleaze - Greatest Hits Live (Self)
Erykah Badu - But You Caint Use My Phone (Self)
Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again (Drag City)
Flying Saucer Attack - Instrumentals (Domino)
Chaos Echoes - Transient (Nuclear War Now)

Ken Camden - Dream Memory (Kranky)
Itasca - Unmoored By the Wind (New Images)
Bjork - Vulnicura (One Little Indian)
Salad Boys - Metalmania (Trouble In Mind)
Broken Water - Wrought (Night People)
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk)
Joanne Robertson - Black Moon Days (Feeding Tube)
Tina - Sink cassette (Sophomore Lounge)
Johnny Young - II cassette (Voyager Golden)
Nest Egg - Respectable (Bathetic)
Barnett + Coloccia - Weld (Blackest Ever Black)
Moses Sumney - Mid-City Island (Self) 2014
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love (Jagjaguwar)
Dean Blunt - Babyfather (Self)
Xam - Tone Systems (Deep Distance)
Ryley Walker - Primrose Green (Dead Oceans)
Beach House - Depression Cherry (Sub Pop)
Charles Cohen - Brother I Prove You Wrong (Morphine)
Toupée - Leg Toucher (Moniker)
Red Sea - In the Salon (Bayonet)
Lionlimb - Turnstile 7” (Bayonet)
Promised Land Sound - For Use and Delight (Paradise of Bachelors)
U.S. Girls - Half Free (4AD)
Arthur Russell - Corn (Audika)
Deerhunter - Fading Frontier (4AD)
The Cairo Gang - Goes Missing (Drag City)

Jaye Bartell - Loyalty (Sinderlyn)
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly (Top Dawg)
Dick Diver - Melbourne, Florida (Trouble In Mind)
Floating Points - Elaenia (Pluto)
Kamasi Washington - The Epic (Brainfeeder)
V/A - Bobby Gillespie Presents: Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down (Ace Records)
V/A - Ultra High Frequencies: The Chicago Party (Numero Group)
Leon Bridges - Coming Home (Columbia)
Daniel Bachman - River (Three Lobed)

REISSUES


Arvo Pärt - Passio (AJNA)
Promise - s/t (Got Kinda Lost)
Broadcast LPs (Warp)
Spooner Oldham - Pot Luck (Numero)
Willie Nelson - Teatro (Light in The Attic)
The Wild Poppies - Heroine (Manufactured Recordings)

SHOWS


Exhibit BE featuring Dead Prez, Erykah Badu, Trombone Shorty
Laneway Festival
La Luz/ Shivas, Siberia
Mars, Gasa Gasa
The Sal Show, Circle Bar
Ryley Walker/ Steve Gunn, Gasa Gasa

Swans, El Rey
Sleep/Thou, The Civic
Wume, Oval Space
Kevin Morby, The Lexington
Jenny Hval, Cafe OTO
Mayor Daley, Meatpie
Me & My Dog, Dublin
High, Siberia
Angel Olsen, Lisbon, Portugal
Thelma & The Sleaze, Turn One
Charles Bradley, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Kendrick Lamar, The Civic
Peaches, One Eyed Jacks
J Fernandez, Moth Club
Disappears, 100 Club
Mdou Moctar, Cafe OTO

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Conrad Clipper "Cycle of Liminal Rites" Out Early 2016

Love Lion is proud to announce our next release by Conrad Clipper. Cycle of Liminal Rites is due out early 2016. 



Conrad Clipper is the pseudonym of an anonymous 33 year-old composer and multi-instrumentalist. He lives and records in Berlin, London and the French Alps. 

His first record, Cycle of Liminal Rites, has taken two and a half years to make and it features the generous contributions of Emma Gatrill and Daniel Green (Willkommen Records), Benjamin Gregory (Grip Tight) and Yan Fabre (J.A) with all parts written, arranged and produced by Conrad Clipper. 

Conrad works with upright and prepared piano, a multitude of tape recorders, and layers of re-amping that took place in an abandoned mental asylum. He is an entirely self-taught musician and cannot read or write music, instead scoring parts for others using a basic system based on color prisms. He explains:

“The record is my attempt to make peace with the people that I have lost. I struggled with my own psychoses and aethers, and this record really was the only way I could make sense of the world. 

I’m trying to give something to the people that I still have. I’m preoccupied with questions of time passing, of memories decaying, and of the intangible strings left behind that connect us still.”