Gizeh Records: records played

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Big thanks to Rich from Gizeh Records and Claire from Shield Patterns for a great session. It’s rare that we have both label owner and artist as a guest to discuss their work. A fascinating insight into how’s where’s and why’s of setting up and running an independent record label, and of course some great music too.

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We’ll be back on Thursday 8th December for our annual Christmas Social with the help of the team from ALL FM’s Charity Shop Classics. Details soon.



RECORDS PLAYED
– all avaialble to buy at the Gizeh Records website.

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Charles-Eric Charrier ‎– Petite Soeur (2014): Petite Soeur/No Closed To Be/8 Minutes

Brave Timbers – Hope (2016): Sun Through Leaves/Swimming In The Isar/Fledglings/Seasons Past

Fieldhead ‎– Riser (2010): Planks Of Wood

Sleepingdog ‎– With Our Heads In The Clouds And Our Hearts In The Fields (2011): He Loved To See The World Through His Camera

Richard Knox & Frédéric D. Oberland ‎– The Rustle Of The Stars (2011): Sleeping Land Part 1 (2011)

Farewell Poetry ‎– Hoping For The Invisible To Ignite (2011): All In The Full, Indomitable Light Of Hope (part II)/In Dreams Airlifted Out

Brave Timbers – Hope (2016): The Well Worn Path/Hands In The Earth/After The Rain/First Light

Ormonde ‎– Cartographer/Explorer (2014): Snake/Bled Out

Last Harbour ‎– Caul (2015): Horse Without A Rider

Christine Ott ‎– Only Silence Remains (2016): Danse Avec La Neige

Shield Patterns ‎– Mirror Breathing (2016): Dusk/Cerulean/Sleepdrunk/On Needing/Blue Shutters

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November’s Record Club: GIZEH RECORDS

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On Thursday 10th November, Richard Knox, founder of the Manchester-based independent record label Gizeh Records joins us to present an evening of music drawn from the label’s vinyl releases.

Richard is also one half of Shield Patterns (the other half being Claire Brentnall), whose latest album Mirror Breathing was released in September to a plethora of great reviews, and this is the album we’ll be hearing in full.

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I’m sure many of you will know Rich and Claire as regulars at record club, but this is a rare opportunity to hear music presented by the artists themselves and to find out more about its creation. There will also be a small selection of Gizeh releases to browse and buy.

More about Gizeh Records (from their website):

“Gizeh Records is an independent label based in Manchester, UK. Founded by Richard Knox in Leeds, 2004 and focusing on a fiercely DIY ethic, Gizeh has grown with it’s artists over the years to form a strong community of musicians and artists from around the world, most of them collaborating together over the years across various projects, helping the label and those involved progress and evolve in an organic, inspiring and galvanising way.

It is our aim to conduct ourselves with modesty and humility in an ever changing industry. We put love, care and passion into our records and our artists and continue to push our ideals and our collective as far as we can within the means that we have. We have no care for genres or pigeon-holes – simply the noise of harmony and the harmony of noise and the inspiration and spirit of the people who are making that noise.”

See you there.


GIZEH RECORDS + Shield Patterns
Thursday 10th November 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION

Christmas Social… what happened

The idea of doing some sort of social night has been lurking at the back of my mind since the early days of Glossop Record Club. Why did it take so long? It just did! But a message from Darren a couple of months ago about doing such a thing was the catalyst I needed, and what better time than Christmas. So thanks Darren.

And what a night! A busy and bustling labour club and top tunes from Gavin and Tim of All FM’s Charity Shop Classics, complete with the music quiz (were the questions too hard?!) and the Secret Santa record box. What did you get? I hope you all received a record you’ll enjoy. I got a David Bowie record!

I brought my camera to take some photos throughout the night, but as usual forgot to take any. Apart from one. On my phone. Here it is.

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Big thanks to the following for generously donating the prizes for our quiz: Birds Hit Records, Gizeh Records, High Street Records & Books, Defiance Sessions and Charity Shop Classics. Thanks also to Gavin and Tim from Charity Shop Classics for DJ skillz and their help with the quiz. Couldn’t have done it without you.

And of course thanks to everyone who came along, bringing records for Secret Santa, records to play and food donations for the Glossopdale Foodbank.

We’ll be back on Thursday 7th January for a night of British Blues with Peter Carefoot. More details soon.

All that’s left to say is Happy Christmas and see in you 2016. Best wishes to you all. Shall we do it again next year?

MUSIC PLAYED

You know what, you had to be there! But if you have any photos of your Secret Santa records or just from the night in general, send ’em through. Thank you.

21st Century Sounds: post-session review

It was great to see the labour club so busy for our first session of 2015, focusing solely on music released since 2000.

In a deviation from our usual two album format, Richard Knox, founder of Manchester-based independent label Gizeh Records joined us (along with his Shield Patterns partner Claire Brentnall) for a Q&A about running the label, why they release albums on vinyl and the issues they face in the internet age. It was a fascinating insight into the workings of a small independent label. John Harris’s recent article for The Guardian about ‘vinyl’s difficult comeback’ was mentioned a few times (and is well worth reading if you haven’t done so).

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Arcade Fire’s Funeral was our poll winner, although LCD Soundsystem gave them a good run for their money for the duration of the poll (it was neck and neck at one point). Jane Weaver’s The Silver Globe (Piccadilly Records’ album of the year 2014) eventually caught up with LCD Soundsystem to claim joint second place.

My thanks Gavin, Steve, Brett and Jim for helping to put together the selection of albums for the poll. Congratulations to Jim on having the winning album. Commiserations to Gavin as two of his albums received no votes at all!

Also thanks to Matt, Jonny and Darren for sharing some top tunes, and apologies to Martin for not having chance to play something from the LPs he’d brought with him. Next time, I promise!

Here are a few comments from Twitter about the session:

Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem & some good new stuff. Bought 3 LPs!! Somebody stop me!

Top night yet again. Great tunes. Great beer. Great company. Where else would you go 2nd Thursday every month?

Enjoyed once again! It’s even better when your chosen album gets played. Hope everyone else enjoyed it.

Big thanks: , & for inviting me to waffle about //Vinyl last night!

As usual another interesting and fun night club last night. Thanks everyone involved!

Interesting and informative q&a last night Richard Knox from at club last night.

We’ll be back on Thursday 12th February for SINGLES NIGHT II. Not that kind of singles night! Full details soon.

MUSIC PLAYED

Wild Beasts – Two Dancers (Domino, 2009)
wildbeastsSide One: The Fun Powder Plot/Hooting & Howling/All The King’s Men/When I’m Sleepy/We Still Got The Taste Dancin’ On Our Tongues

Pye Corner Audio – Black Mill Tapes Vol.3&4 (Type, 2014)
pyecornerSide One: Pathway Six/Electronic Rhythm Number Five/Transmission Seven:Pathways Open/Inside The Wave/Memory Wiped/Building Obscured By Mist

Portico Quartet – Ruins (Portico Quartet, Real World Records, 2012)
LCD Soundsystem – North American Scum (Sound Of Silver, DFA, 2007)
Outfit – Nothing Big (Performance, Double Denim Records, 2013)
Shield Patterns – Ghost Words (Contour Lines, Gizeh Records, 2014)

POLL WINNER: Arcade Fire – Funeral (Merge Records, 2004)
ArcadeFireSide One: Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)/Neighborhood #2 (Laïka)/Une Année Sans Lumière/Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)/Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)
Side Two: Crown Of Love/Wake Up/Haïti/Rebellion (Lies)/In The Backseat

21recordsplayedThe Black Angels – Haunting At 1300 McKiinley (Phosphene Dream, Blue Horizon, 2010)
Kirsty McGee & The Hobopop Collective – Pray (Those Old Demons, Hobopop, 2014)
Mouse On Mars feat. Mark E. Smith – Cut The Gain (Wipe That Sound, Sonig, 2004)
Sleaford Mods – Mr Jolly Fucker (7″, Fourth Dimension Records, 2014)
The National – Mr November (Alligator, Beggars Banquet, 2005)
Thurston Moore – Grace Lake (The Best Day, Matador, 2014)
Bon Iver – Perth (Bon Iver, 4AD, 2011)
Richard Hawley – Coles Corner (7″, Mute Records, 2005)
Chuck – No, Not Ah! (7″, Thee Sheffield Phonographic Corporation, 2003)
Goat – Run To Your Mama (World Music, Rocket Recordings, 2012)
David Bowie – Where Are We Now (7″, RCA/Sony, 2013)

Jane Weaver – The Silver Globe (Bird Records, 2014)
janeweaverSide One: The Silver Globe/Argent/The Electric Mountain/If Only We Could Be In Love/Don’t Take My Soul

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January’s Record Club: 21st CENTURY SOUNDS

GRC21stCenturySoundsResizeWho says Record Club is all about old stuff?! For our first session of 2015, we boldly go where Glossop Record Club hasn’t gone before… to the 21st century! Join us on Thursday 8th January for an evening of music released since the year 2000. New Year. New music (well, newer than usual anyway).

We’ll also be joined by Richard Knox, founder of ‘fiercely DIY’ Manchester-based independent label Gizeh Records and one half of the band Shield Patterns, to talk about running a label that puts vinyl at the heart of what it does and play a few records too.

So, what are the 21st Century Sounds? Well, with the help of Brett, Gavin, Jim and Steve, we’ve put together a list of fifteen 21st Century albums mostly drawn from independent labels and by artists who have emerged since 2000, and the one that gets the most votes in the poll is the one we’ll play in full.

To help you choose, check out this playlist or click on the one you want to hear from the list below.

And if you have any 21st Century Sounds on vinyl you’d like to share, bring them along for a spin.

THE ALBUMS

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Arcade Fire – Funeral
The Black Angels – Phosphene Dream
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Dexys – One Day I’m Going To Soar
Föllakzoid – II
Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
The National – Alligator
Outfit – Performance
Portico Quartet – Portico Quartet
Primal Scream – XTRMNTR
Swans – To Be Kind
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
Jane Weaver – The Silver Globe
Wooden Shjips – West

Glossop Record Club’s 21st CENTURY SOUNDS
Thursday 8th January, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION

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