There’s a detailed write up about this lot and how they came to find themselves in Fruits de Mer’s orbit somewhere here – http://www.fruitsdemerrecords.com/moloko2.html – we refer of course to Moloko+, one of many ensembles favourably touted for greatness back in the day, that’ll be sometime early 90’s. indeed we’ve already mentioned this particular release at https://marklosingtoday.wordpress.com/2017/11/11/moloko-2/ so it just needs us to pass on our thanks to Keith FdM for sending over promos yesterday. The release in question is a slice of two track tastiness pairing together ‘bite the hand’ and ‘I wonder’. A loosely joint release by FdM in cahoots with Newcastle’s Eggs in Aspic, the latter who’ll be releasing the single on strictly limited cassette, which last time we checked were near sold out, the former also on restricted availability, pressed up on lathe wax and a members only treat, names from out of the hat so on and so forth. Both variations sure to be the cause of feeding frenzies on the online auction sites if their last outing for FdM is anything to judge by.
Here’s some recently unearthed session footage from the band, well classy …..
Staying with Fruits de Mer, you don’t need telling you folk that next year marks the 10th anniversary of the labels first release, Schizo Fun Addict was the band immortalised for all time, opening the imprints enviable catalogue with ‘theme one’. It continued the bands association with Keith and Andy, Andy had ran Bracken records, the godfather of FdM, releasing two singles, one in their own right and a split pairing with the boy from space. To mark the landmark 10th anniversary, Schizo Fun Addict’s ‘the Sun Yard’ set from 2013 is getting a very limited first time pressing on vinyl, believe you me it looks spiffing, four different variants all being made available variously as members only gifts also available at the labels 10th anniversary bash at Glasters, no not that one, but a local down the road and as prizes for winners of fiendish competitions. Anyhow we mentioned it all here – https://marklosingtoday.wordpress.com/2017/10/21/schizo-fun-addict-8/
In addition to this, Dave Thompson has been feverishly scribbling together a book celebrating the label called ‘the incomplete angler – 10 years of Fruits de Mer’ – due to land around May time next year. Those of the more keen eyed among you might well have noticed a little activity on the labels releases page – with news of ‘goldfish’ being teasingly leaked – again on vinyl but no news yet on tracklisting etc… safe to say a specially cooked up 10th Anniversary recipe by the FdMthemselves. Elsewhere there’s news of Ilona V and Permanent Clear Light happenings inbound April time while for the present new releases by Sendelica and the Pretty Things are expected to appear after the silly season – the former getting an eye watering space filling box treatment.
Further reading …