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  • SEVEN WONDERS

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    SEVEN WONDERS 2LP Vinyl Record - PREORDER!!! WILL NOT SHIP UNTIL 7th FEBRUARY Seven Wonders Is a Vital New Compilation Capturing Australia’s Irrepressible Groove-Led Music Scene Released 7th Feb 2019 on LP / Digital From their place at the bottom of the world, outside of the traditional jazz and soul centres, Australia’s groove-led musicians have struggled for recognition on the world stage. But all of that is changing as increasingly the country’s vital community of close-knit, broadly adventurous players command the attention of international audiences. Bouncing off the selections of independent radio DJs and esoteric record store collections, these musicians jump across African diaspora music traditions – from funk to house music, hip-hop to Ethio-jazz – before pollinating those rhythms with a uniquely Australian flavour. This magpie-like curiosity forges new sounds and forms – all of which can be found on Seven Wonders, a new compilation by Plug Seven Records and Wondercore Island. Seven Wonders is testament to Wondercore’s relentless support of Australia’s forward-thinking beat makers and neo-soul bands; and to Plug Seven’s commitment to the magic of analogue music, as seen at its Melbourne record store and nearby studio. It’s in this laneway studio filled with recording equipment dating back to the 1940s where the bulk of Seven Wonders was recorded to tape by Plug Seven founder Ari Roze. Recorded largely over two weeks, the majority of the tracks on Seven Wonders were captured in one take, bottling the raw energy and virtuosity of Melbourne’s most accomplished, established and emerging players. There’s an antipodean take on P-Funk from Laneous, characteristically enigmatic vocals from soul singer Allysha Joy and a free-flowing instrumental from Sampa the Great collaborator Dave Rodriguez, aka GODTET. Several tracks include production and background instrumentation from Hiatus Kaiyote’s rhythm section Perrin Moss and Paul Bender. “The record captures the spontaneity of live performance in Melbourne. You go out and see one-off collaborations between artists, so much cool stuff goes on, I knew we could recreate that energy in the studio,” says Roze. “Melbourne has different levels and types of musicians from all genres, there are a lot of music venues, and public radio stations like RRR and PBS, have programming which is free form and collector led, meaning you have a wide range of very niche music being aired”, continues Roze. “Local people grow up listening to choice selections from incredible record collectors, and it shows in their response to the music.” Seven Wonders’ lead single, ‘Custard Shoulder’, comes courtesy of rising Melbourne eight-piece WVR BVBY. It’s a swirling, downbeat, jazz-funk reverie and builds on the solid foundation of last years full length debut LP from the stellar group, who have gone onwards & upwards with a feature set at Meredith Festival upcoming this year. The compilation’s second single ‘Sweet Water’ by celebrated jazz pianist and composer Barney McAll shifts gears and time signatures. Its soothing opening gives way to Cuban batá drums, McCall’s Rhodes excursions and a hook provided by a bulbul tarang – a string instrument from India and Pakistan derived from the Japanese taishōgoto harp. It moves through chaos and confusion to find triumph and finally, peace. A double A-side single, McAll’s track comes backed with ‘Drifting’ by the groundbreaking 30/70 Collective. The track has buzzing flashes of synthesiser and a taught but intoxicating atmosphere that speaks to the excitement of impending change. Elsewhere, James Macaulay Quartet – made up of four trombonists – slinks through traditional jazz harmonics; GODTET creates a guazy time-machine of ambient, sample-based jazz that innovates while paying respect to tradition; Jazz Party’s track ‘Waiting’ moves away from the band’s characteristic New Orleans-indebted sound to deliver a rousing slice of pure ‘70s rhythm and blues; Raw Humps lays on heavy funk and psychedelia; and ‘Improvisation #2’ by Vinod Prasanna, Greg Sheehan, and Perrin Moss is a percussive excerpt from a four-hour, post-meditation, improvisation session. “Two artists on the record may be at the opposite ends of the jazz or soul spectrum, but the artists are part of this creative patchwork,” says Wondercore Island founder Si Jay Gould. “We tried to show how these pieces come together.” From traditional jazz and soul, to esoteric experimentation, the breadth of styles showcased on Seven Wonders is testament to Australia’s deep understanding of jazz, soul and groove-led music’s roots. It’s a snapshot of a moment in time in which Australia’s players are moving from the confines of house parties and local clubs to claim their spot on the world stage. And they’re doing it thorough a deep, transcendent connection with audiences. “Under the larger umbrella of soul music and improvisation there’s a searching for a greater feeling, a spiritual connection,” says Gould. “Music tries to fill that gap in human experience. The genres we’re trying to distil on Seven Wonders belong to spiritual musical traditions and there’s really strong fragments in each sub-genre on the record.” Tracklist:
    1. Barney McAll – ‘Sweet Water’
    2. Daniel Merriweather – ‘Everything I Need’
    3. Laneous – ‘Sooki the Love Dog’
    4. GODTET – ‘Women’s Choir’
    5. WVR BVBY – ‘Custard Shoulder’
    6. Superfeather – ‘Dempsey Roll’
    7. Greg Sheehan, Vinod Prasanna, Perrin Moss – ‘Improvisation #2’
    8. James Macaulay Quartet – ‘For Yu Sakamoto’
    9. The Rookies – ‘True Realm of the Coin’
    10. Jazz Party – ‘Waiting’
    11. 30/70 – ‘Drifting’
    12. Raw Humps – ‘Odyssey’
    13. Moses MacRae feat. Ijale – ‘Work’
    14. I Hold the Lion’s Paw feat. Tariro Mavondo – ‘Bones’
  • Made of a heavyweight 110 Micron transparent polypropylene, these quality Japanese sleeves are the perfect way to protect your LP jackets. These heavy sleeves will easily fit all single, double gatefolds and larger jackets in general. The sleeves have a glossy glasslike finish, but are not quite as clear as our 90 micron selection due to the increased thickness of material. A safe & sturdy option for those rarer records.
    • Polypropylene material
    • Acid free / Non Stretch / Archival
    • 110 micron / µm thickness
    • 325mm x 330mm
    For more details on our wide range of sleeves click here. If you would like to find out about wholesale prices feel free to contact us.
  • Made of strong, highly transparent 90 Micron polypropylene, these quality Japanese sleeves are the perfect way to protect your LP or 12" jackets. Slightly larger in size than the single sleeves which we carry, these will easily fit double gatefolds and larger jackets in general. The sleeves have a glossy glasslike finish, for perfect clarity keeping your collection looking 100%.
    • Polypropylene material
    • Acid free / Non Stretch / Archival
    • 90 micron / µm thickness
    • 325mm x 330mm
    For more details on our wide range of sleeves click here. If you would like to find out about wholesale prices feel free to contact us.
  • Half-moon shaped inner sleeves made of smooth polyethylene to prevent scratches and snags. Light-weight and thin, these are a good quality and cheap option for keeping your collection looking and sounding perfect.
    • High Density Polyethylene
    • Thickness 0.025mm
    • Rounded bottom
    • 178 x 170 mm
    For more details on our wide range of sleeves click here. If you would like to find out about wholesale prices feel free to contact us.
  • 12” RECORD DIVIDERS (MADE IN USA)

    $100$185
    • USD: $68.79 - $127.26
    These heavyweight LP dividers are the best way to keep your collection in order. Imported from the USA we chose the most sturdy option with a 1.25mm thickness & a decent sized tab.  We use them in the shop (see the pics) & at home with a compiled alphabet for each genre. They can be written on, or as we like to do, with a quick sticker so it’s easy to change the title as the collection expands.
    • Sturdy & Flexible
    • Will not split
    • Reusable
    • 308mm × 346mm
    • Made in USA
    For more details on our wide range of sleeves click here. If you would like to find out about wholesale prices feel free to contact us.
  • 7” RECORD DIVIDERS (MADE IN USA)

    $55$100
    • USD: $37.83 - $68.79
    These 7” record dividers are the best way to keep your collection in order. Imported from the USA we chose the most sturdy option with a .75mm thickness & a decent sized tab.  We use them in the shop (see the pics) & at home with a compiled alphabet for each genre. They can be written on, or as we like to do, with a quick sticker so it’s easy to change the title as the collection expands.
    • Sturdy & Flexible
    • Reusable
    • Made in USA
    • 184mm × 200mm
    • .75mm thickness
    For more details on our wide range of sleeves click here. If you would like to find out about wholesale prices feel free to contact us.
  • 7” GLASSINE SLEEVES (MADE IN JAPAN)

    $38$70
    • USD: $26.14 - $48.15
    Glassine is typically used in philatelic circles to protect valuable stamps from moisture and discolouration, it is air, water & grease resistant. These Glassine sleeves are made in Japan and provide to our minds some of the most archival quality record protection available on the market. If you really want to be sure your records are safe, try Glassine. These sleeves will fit inside our 7” card outers for that top shelf protection.
    • Full size protection
    • No cutout
    • Moisture resistant
    • 178mm × 180mm
    • Made in Japan
    For more details on our wide range of sleeves click here. If you would like to find out about wholesale prices feel free to contact us.
  • 10” GLASSINE SLEEVES (MADE IN JAPAN)

    $37$119
    • USD: $25.80 - $81.86
    Glassine is typically used in philatelic circles to protect valuable stamps from moisture and discolouration, it is air, water & grease resistant. Some vintage record sleeves from the 50s era can still be found made of Glassine, but it is rare these days. These Glassine sleeves are made in Japan and provide to our minds some of the most archival quality record protection available on the market. If you really want to be sure your records are safe, try Glassine. These sleeves will fit inside our 10” card outers for that top shelf protection.
    • Full size protection
    • No cutout
    • Moisture resistant
    • 255mm × 255mm
    • Made in Japan
    For more details on our wide range of sleeves click here. If you would like to find out about wholesale prices feel free to contact us.
  • 12” GLASSINE SLEEVES (MADE IN JAPAN)

    $37$99
    • USD: $25.80 - $68.10
    Glassine is typically used in philatelic circles to protect valuable stamps from moisture and discolouration, it is air, water & grease resistant. These Glassine sleeves are made in Japan and provide to our minds some of the most archival quality record protection available on the market. If you really want to be sure your records are safe, try Glassine. These sleeves will fit inside our 12” card outers for that top shelf protection.
    • Full size protection
    • No cutout
    • Moisture resistant
    • 307mm × 307mm
    • Made in Japan
    For more details on our wide range of sleeves click here. If you would like to find out about wholesale prices feel free to contact us.
  • Keep your collection of 10″s looking fine with these sturdy Japanese outer sleeves. Made with the utmost attention to detail the card is thick and sturdy, with a cutout on either side. Comes in white or natural kraft brown colours. Also suitable for 78s. 
    • Cutout on both sides
    • Thickness 0.52mm
    • 265 x 265mm
    For more details on our wide range of sleeves click here. If you would like to find out about wholesale prices feel free to contact us.
  • This is the Australia / New Zealand only LP pressing with special Obi strip. The release is a collaboration between Plug Seven Records & Wondercore Island presenting 'Pareidolia' — the debut album from self-taught, multi-instrumentalist producer and Hiatus Kaiyote drummer, Clever Austin (aka Perrin Moss). Born near the Blue Mountains in Australia and originally a hip-hop producer, Moss counts some of the world’s most acclaimed drummers and producers as his fans (Questlove, Pharrell Williams, Erykah Badu, Chris Daddy Dave, Flying Lotus). Much like his Grammy-nominated work for HK, Pareidolia is a genre-bending sonic and emotive pilgrimage with virtuosic, percussive groove at its core. Conceived via countless nights in his home studio, it dreamily roams across 16 tracks which slowly unravel with the cinematic feel of a movie; all mixed and self-produced over a period of two years. Guest appearances are spontaneous, late night drop-ins, cross town musical crossovers and moments of respect paid to established and emerging innovators. Touching Bass are proud to be the first UK label to introduce the mesmeric talents of Texas native, Jon Bap on first single “Blue Tongue”. Elsewhere, fresh from her well-received 2018 release on Brainfeeder, Georgia Anne Muldrow blesses “You Are All You Need” with her mercurial voice. Closer to home, Cazeusx O.S.L.O’s baritone spoken word grounds “Mothership Strip” and Brisbane-born multidisciplinary artist, Laneous (aka Lachlan Mitchell) croons on “Catapult”.
  • Get your hands on Plug Seven's 1st release on our newly minted label, a ltd. 150 copies 10" vinyl single from Melbourne jazz outfit WVR BVBY.  Hand numbered and only a handful left.

    Emerging from several Melbourne showcases in 2017, Including Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Strawberry Fields Festival and PBS & The Foreign Brothers’ ‘MOMENTUM’. Local Intergalactic Jazz outfit, WVR BVBY, have entered 2018 with an exclusive 10” white label record that includes 2 songs from their upcoming album due first half of the year.

    * Recorded in our own studio, one take straight to tape
    * Mixed by one of Australia’s top engineers, Andy Stewart (Gotye, Paul Kelly)
    * Mastered by Dubplate & Mastering, Berlin.
    * Pressed at Pallas, Germany.

    credits

    released January 17, 2018

    1. And Another Thing (written by Joseph Orton)

    2. What Is It Good For? (written by Carl Lindeberg)

    Format: 10: vinyl single

    Bass - Carl Lindeberg
    Guitar - Joseph Orton
    Rhodes - Phoebe Elseworth
    Drums - Nelson Piccin
    Trombone - Nathaniel Samtez
    Tenor Saxaphone - Jon Dinapoli

  • Melbourne, Australia 8-piece WVR BVBY unveil a meditational jazz odyssey on their debut self-titled album. WVR BVBY is the next link in the chain to the Melbourne soulful sound that has been developing strongly over the past decade. They create cinematic sounds through roaring horns, synth arpeggiation and a rhythm section that sways from meditative grooves to dramatic, complex rhythmic interplay with tight precision. Recorded at Fitzroy’s Plug Seven  Studios, the 8 track LP was inspired by a mixture of crate digger culture and 70s production techniques, recorded in one take sessions using direct  to tape technology. The name WVR BVBY (pronounced WAR BABY) has a special connection to the leader of the 8 piece ensemble, Carl Lindeberg who plays bass. The story goes that Lindeberg’s parents first met and fell in love in the war torn Middle East during the Gulf War, and the result of that union was Lindeberg himself. The album is the sophomore release of independent label Plug Seven Records. Be prepared to be taken on a mesmerising journey. ************* “Perhaps the most beautifully deep new release I’ve heard this year” Jeremy Sole (KCRW / Worldwide FM – Los Angeles) “Very talented new Melbourne group that blew my mind when I saw them doing their thing live! Highly recommended!” Danilo Plessow (Motor City Dum Ensemble) “Good music usually makes itself feel familiar whilst still exciting, new and fresh. Melbourne’s WVR BVBY certainly prove this through these 8 sumptuous pieces of music, cementing their place firmly into the landscape of one of the worlds most innovative music cities today.” Miles Cleret (Soundway) CREDITS Released April 21, 2018 Format: LP & Digital download Carl Lindeberg – Bass Guitar, SH09 + SH101 Joseph Orton – Guitar + Pocket Piano Phoebe Elsworth – Rhodes Nelson Piccin – Drums Tommy Harrison – Drums [A2 + A3] Harry Cooper – Tenor Saxophone [A2, A3, A4, B1 + B3] + Flute [A1] Jon Dinapoil – Tenor Saxophone [B2 + B4] Stephen Brookes – Tenor Saxophone [A1] Nathaniel Sametz – Trombone Charlie Woods – Trumpet Erica Tucceri – Flute [A2, A3, A4 + B] Joel Trigg – SH101 [B1] Choir on B1; Harmony Byrne, Danika Smith, Anita Chorowicz + Shanti Lane Arranged by: WVR BVBY Written By: Carl Lindeberg [A1, A3, A4, B1, B2 + B3] Joseph Orton [B4] Phoebe Elsworth [A2] Recorded late 2016 – 2017 Collingwood Melbourne Plug Seven Studios Neve console / Agfa PEM 468 / Big 44BX in the middle. Engineers: Ari Roze & Carl Lindeberg Producer – Carl Lindeberg Mixed: Andy Stewart. Nick Herrera & Lukas Glickman Mastered & Cut: Dubplate and Mastering Pressed: Optimal Media