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Artist: ABSENT FRIENDS
Title: Stand Up and Fight
Format: 7"
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
“Manufactured presents the DIY Archives, a reissue collection dedicated to bringing you rare singles at a fair price! First up is Absent Friends, who made pure UK indie pop, plain and simple. Released in 1985 by Zebra International this Anorak rarity is now available without the $60 price tag!” - Manufactured.

Artist: ACCELERATORS
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
“Manufactured presents the DIY Archives, a reissue collection dedicated to bringing you rare singles at a fair price! The second release of this series comes from the Accelerators. Aggressive punk in the style of the Ramones and KBD, copies of this New Jersey bands 1984 single sell for about $80 in collector circles.” - Manufactured.

Artist: BEACH BULLIES, THE
Title: We Rule The Universe
Format: LP
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"From 1975 -1979, things were going well for James A. Smith, musically speaking. He was writing prolifically, getting encouragement from his contemporaries -- namely, his friend Robyn Hitchcock of The Soft Boys -- and his band, The Containers, had recorded some promising demos and were playing regular live gigs. But, by January of 1980, The Containers disbanded suddenly, and James was on his own. Sod it! he thought, and, rather than waste time lamenting the situation, he plotted a new course as a solo artist. Armed only with his guitar, a drum machine and his flatmates girlfriend, Jill Fricker, to sing backup vocals, James forged ahead with his new project: The Beach Bullies. The Beach Bullies somehow manage to sound simultaneously classic and exceptionally ahead of their time. Fans of kindred spirits from the same era, such as The Television Personalities, Young Marble Giants, and yes, The Soft Boys, will find much to admire in The Beach Bullies. On the other hand, their alternating vocals, stripped-down aesthetic and minimal arrangements will also appeal to fans of artists who would emerge much later, such as The Vaselines, The Pastels, Shop Assistants and Small Factory. In their brief time together, The Beach Bullies recorded one full-length LP, We Rule The Universe, on Musclebound Records in 1980, along with a series of demos, and some rough mixes intended for a follow-up release that never came to fruition. These comprehensive additional recordings are all available as digital downloads with purchase of this LP. Original copies of the LP sell for more than $40 on the second-hand market, and the bonus tracks have never been released previously. The LP insert also includes previously unreleased photos of James and Jill from the time of the recordings, along with witty liner notes from James himself, giving the full scoop on how this unique record came to be in the first place. Available again for the first time since 1981 on vinyl." - Manufactured.

Artist: BEACH BULLIES, THE
Title: We Rule The Universe
Format: CD
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"From 1975 -1979, things were going well for James A. Smith, musically speaking. He was writing prolifically, getting encouragement from his contemporaries -- namely, his friend Robyn Hitchcock of The Soft Boys -- and his band, The Containers, had recorded some promising demos and were playing regular live gigs. But, by January of 1980, The Containers disbanded suddenly, and James was on his own. Sod it! he thought, and, rather than waste time lamenting the situation, he plotted a new course as a solo artist. Armed only with his guitar, a drum machine and his flatmates girlfriend, Jill Fricker, to sing backup vocals, James forged ahead with his new project: The Beach Bullies. The Beach Bullies somehow manage to sound simultaneously classic and exceptionally ahead of their time. Fans of kindred spirits from the same era, such as The Television Personalities, Young Marble Giants, and yes, The Soft Boys, will find much to admire in The Beach Bullies. On the other hand, their alternating vocals, stripped-down aesthetic and minimal arrangements will also appeal to fans of artists who would emerge much later, such as The Vaselines, The Pastels, Shop Assistants and Small Factory. In their brief time together, The Beach Bullies recorded one full-length LP, We Rule The Universe, on Musclebound Records in 1980, along with a series of demos, and some rough mixes intended for a follow-up release that never came to fruition. These comprehensive additional recordings are all available as digital downloads with purchase of this LP. Original copies of the LP sell for more than $40 on the second-hand market, and the bonus tracks have never been released previously. The LP insert also includes previously unreleased photos of James and Jill from the time of the recordings, along with witty liner notes from James himself, giving the full scoop on how this unique record came to be in the first place. Available again for the first time since 1981 on vinyl and for the first time ever on CD." - Manufactured.

Artist: BROTHER AH
Title: Divine Music
Format: 5 LP Box Set
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $85.00
"Following the reissues of Brother Ahs three studio albums in 2016, Manufactured Recordings is proud to present Divine Music, a collection of three unreleased albums from this jazz visionary: The Sea (1978), Mediation (1981), and Searching (1985). Moving from rich spiritual jazz to more meditative ambience, Divine Music further explores Brother Ahs unique sound and musical vision. Released as a 5xLP box set or a 3xCD package, Divine Music includes an extensive interview with Brother Ah by Pitchfork and Resident Advisor contributor Andy Beta. Recommended for fans of Laraaji, Alice Coltrane, Terry Riley, Brian Eno, Popul Vuh, and the recent new age renaissance.
The renowned French horn player known as Brother Ah (aka Robert Northern) is one of the most prolific and respected musicians in the history of jazz music, with a recorded output spanning more than 40 years.
Born in 1934 and raised in the south Bronx, Brother Ah was playing jazz trumpet as early as fifteen years of age. Following a classical French horn education at Austrias Vienna State Academy, he emerged in the late 50s and established himself as a skilled and consistent session musician, playing with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and numerous Broadway theater orchestras.
Brother Ah recorded well into the 60s with some of the most illustrious names in the genre, including Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Gil Evans and, perhaps most influentially, Sun Ra. In 1969, Ah formed his own group, The Musical Sound Awareness Ensemble, and released several works under his own name from 1974 onward. In the late 60s, his interest in non-western music developed, and his 70s and 80s recordings, incorporated elements of Eastern and “Third World” music, fusing them with jazz structures." - Manufactured.

Artist: BROTHER AH
Title: Divine Music
Format: 3 CD Box Set
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Following the reissues of Brother Ahs three studio albums in 2016, Manufactured Recordings is proud to present Divine Music, a collection of three unreleased albums from this jazz visionary: The Sea (1978), Mediation (1981), and Searching (1985). Moving from rich spiritual jazz to more meditative ambience, Divine Music further explores Brother Ahs unique sound and musical vision. Released as a 5xLP box set or a 3xCD package, Divine Music includes an extensive interview with Brother Ah by Pitchfork and Resident Advisor contributor Andy Beta. Recommended for fans of Laraaji, Alice Coltrane, Terry Riley, Brian Eno, Popul Vuh, and the recent new age renaissance.
The renowned French horn player known as Brother Ah (aka Robert Northern) is one of the most prolific and respected musicians in the history of jazz music, with a recorded output spanning more than 40 years.
Born in 1934 and raised in the south Bronx, Brother Ah was playing jazz trumpet as early as fifteen years of age. Following a classical French horn education at Austrias Vienna State Academy, he emerged in the late 50s and established himself as a skilled and consistent session musician, playing with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and numerous Broadway theater orchestras.
Brother Ah recorded well into the 60s with some of the most illustrious names in the genre, including Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Gil Evans and, perhaps most influentially, Sun Ra. In 1969, Ah formed his own group, The Musical Sound Awareness Ensemble, and released several works under his own name from 1974 onward. In the late 60s, his interest in non-western music developed, and his 70s and 80s recordings, incorporated elements of Eastern and “Third World” music, fusing them with jazz structures." - Manufactured.

Artist: COME ON
Title: Come On (1979-1980)
Format: LP
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"A regular fixture on New Yorks downtown scene in the late 70s, Come On released just two singles in their short but fruitful existence – the self-released “Dont Walk On The Kitchen Floor/ A Kitchen In The Clouds” single in 1978 and the mysterious “Housewives Play Tennis / Howard After 6” single in 1980 (the band was unaware it had ever been released until a copy showed up on eBay 20 years later).

Typical of the time, Come On was comprised of a ragtag group of artists and scenesters – seasoned musician George Elliott (guitar), conceptual guru Ralf Mann (bass), illustrator Page Wood (drums), teenager Elena Glasberg (guitar) who would study for class between gigs, and Jamie Kaufman (vocals) who had never sung before (or since) fronting Come On. With a unified egalitarian look of white button down shirts and black pants and Kaufmans arresting stage presence the band embodied what they called “Nervous Rock Music.” Stripped down and tense, Come Ons brand of minimalist rock teemed with agitation, sexual frustration, and a wry, dark humor.

Compiling the bands two singles, unreleased tracks, live material from the late 70s, and including a 20-page booklet full of archival images and liner notes by noted biographer Chris OLeary, Come On is recommended for fans of early Talking Heads, DNA, Pere Ubu, and Half Japanese." - Manufactured.

Artist: COME ON
Title: Come On (1979-1980)
Format: CD
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"A regular fixture on New Yorks downtown scene in the late 70s, Come On released just two singles in their short but fruitful existence -- the self-released Dont Walk On The Kitchen Floor/ A Kitchen In The Clouds single in 1978 and the mysterious Housewives Play Tennis / Howard After 6 single in 1980 (the band was unaware it had ever been released until a copy showed up on eBay 20 years later). Typical of the time, Come On was comprised of a ragtag group of artists and scenesters -- seasoned musician George Elliott (guitar), conceptual guru Ralf Mann (bass), illustrator Page Wood (drums), teenager Elena Glasberg (guitar) who would study for class between gigs, and Jamie Kaufman (vocals) who had never sung before (or since) fronting Come On. With a unified egalitarian look of white button down shirts and black pants and Kaufmans arresting stage presence the band embodied what they called Nervous Rock Music. Stripped down and tense, Come Ons brand of minimalist rock teemed with agitation, sexual frustration, and a wry, dark humor. Compiling the bands two singles, unreleased tracks, live material from the late 70s, and including a 20-page booklet full of archival images and liner notes by noted biographer Chris OLeary, Come On is recommended for fans of early Talking Heads, DNA, Pere Ubu, and Half Japanese." - Manufactured.

Artist: CONTAINERS, THE
Title: Self-Contained
Format: LP
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Its difficult to miss James A Smith, hes about 67" for one thing. His music is packed with hooks and one-liners that are hard to forget. Thirty-eight years after the songs on this album were recorded, they are being released into a world that is finally ready to receive them. When he moved to London in 1977, you would often see James at the Marquee club, especially if Wire were playing, or at the Roundhouse for Elvis Costello, Split Enz, or the Buzzcocks. A couple of years later you might have caught him on stage during The Containers brief period of gigging. He was back in 1980, solo mostly, but called The Beach Bullies; maybe you saw him at the Hope & Anchor... or even supporting an early incarnation of the Thompson Twins. Like so many keen young musicians, he really worked at it. He tried longer and harder than many, but the breaks didnt come, apart from one solitary flirtation with vinyl. The 1980 release, We Rule The Universe, by The Beach Bullies, delightfully augmented by singer Jill Fricker, was released thanks to Armageddon Records. His astringent wit-inflected songs were stripped back to their minimal core. A simple drum machine, an electric guitar, no frills -- not even any bass! It picked up a couple of encouraging reviews, found a tiny audience of fans, and then went to sleep for a long, long time. It wasnt always like that. The Containers had played many of the same songs, but their versions had the swagger of a gang instead of pared down charm, along with distinctive dual male/female lead vocals, a full rhythm section, and the encouragement (and even participation) of Robyn Hitchcock in his full Soft Boys majesty. They had the good fortune to record the demos that make up the bulk of this album at Spaceward Studios, in the center of Cambridge, an innovative sixteen track that hosted Gary Numan, the Raincoats, and the Soft Boys at around the same time. What came out of the sessions was greater than the sum of the parts, on both their visits to the Victoria Street basement. For several decades the tapes either were missing or on unplayable formats, but a couple of years ago copies of the sessions showed up on cassettes carefully preserved by bass player Adrian Hots Foster. A quick scrub up, and one session was on YouTube. The boss of Captured Tracks heard the session, and very soon James A Smiths musical renaissance, and recognition for The Containers and The Beach Bullies was on its way!" - Manufactured.

Artist: FOUR GODS
Title: Enchanted House
Format: 7"
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
“Manufactured presents the DIY Archives, a reissue collection dedicated to bringing you rare singles at a fair price! The third release of this series comes from Australia’s Four Gods. The only release from this trio is this 1981 single of pre-Go Betweens jangly post-punk. Hard to find, this 7" usually sells for $80. No longer!” - Manufactured.

Artist: HORFORSTAELSE
Title: Listening Comprehension (1980-1982)
Format: LP
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Born out of the instant high of first hearing the Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop and the Sex Pistols, Dan Personne and Klas Björkman threw out their hard rock records and formed a band together with creative/doer Anders Sjölander in suburban Stockholm. Taking advantage of Swedens close proximity to London, they shuttled back and forth to explore punk and new wave and scoured Rough Trade for the latest sounds. This eventually gave birth to Hörförståelse including new members Mats Wigerdal (formerly of minimal synth legends Kitchen & the Plastic Spoons), Örjan Magnusson and Olle Öfverberg in 1980. Förläst Jävel (which roughly translates as overeducated bastard) is one of the keystone DIY punk 45s of the era. Casual ranting over a dizzying bassline and a scrappy keyboard which sounds like it was recorded in the apartment next door, Hörförståelse channels bands like The Fall or The Desperate Bicycles but through an intangible yet somehow distinctly Swedish filter. The band moved a bunch of copies of the record through its own distribution network, which included donating 50 copies to the aforementioned Rough Trade shop in London, but as the story usually goes, the record garnered little attention even domestically. With the punk era starting to wane and Swedish labels increasingly prioritizing English-language bands, there was no one willing to take a chance on Hörförståelse. Thankfully for us, the band went into the studio again in 1982 to record 8 hitherto unreleased songs, making up the backbone of this collection." - Manufactured.

Artist: NAUSEA
Title: Vocal Expression
Format: 7"
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
“Manufactured presents the DIY Archives, a reissue collection dedicated to bringing you rare singles at a fair price! The fourth release of this series comes from Belgiums Nausea. The sole release from this band is nothing if not classic coldwave. Released in 82 on cult label Sandwich Records, this 7" is usually seen with a $60 price tag.” - Manufactured.

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