Emotional Rescue returns with it’s final release of 2012 in the shape of all-time Afro-Cosmic classic, Kevin Harrison’s Fly EP. Released in the 1981, this slice of British New Wave appeared on the indie-label Glass Records and was the only 12″ release from the Coventry musician. Featuring bass from Horace Panter of The Specials on Bass, and Rick Medlock of The Urge on Drums and mixed at the legendary Woodbine Studios this was very much a local scene production.
However, it was several hundred miles away that it’s impact was truly felt. The inner-B side Ink Man was picked up initially by Danielle Baldelli in his obsessive search for those secret records that made his Cosmic Club the place for clubbers to travel too in early 80s Italy. Soon after the EP was literally being picked over as both the main cut Fly and the outer-B side, Views Of The Rhine, became standards at Beppe Loda’s Typhoon club.
Reissued at last over 30 years later, fully remastered and with updated artwork to match, the Fly EP is again being discovered for it’s forward envisaged sounds as for his dancefloor rhythms.
Emotional Rescue is proud that for our third release (although it’s actually ERC004) we have got to our first album. Recorded following a whole-hearted move to a commune in France in the early 1980s the resulting album is one full of hope, wonder and a touch of naivety that gives the lyrics an uplifting and compelling story of belief and following one’s dreams.
Having both worked in the post-hippy major-label corporate structures that emerged through the 1970s and onwards into the monetary-orientated 1980s, Jaki & John broke free and together with their friends and family not only wrote, recorded and produced the album but also self-financed the release as well.
Alongside Jaki’s Raw But Tender LP a decade earlier, both albums have long been on collector’s lists and with the reissue of International Times, both are now available again on vinyl. When first contacting the couple it was clear that they wanted things to progress as before, naturally and with friends and family on board.
With their son Joby – a now Grammy winning producer based in Canada and who also was the drummer on the album – we were able to retrieve and bake the tapes ready for remastering. Pressed on 180 gram heavy virgin vinyl and including notes from John himself, the album has very much been a labour of love for all of us and we hope it finds some good homes.
Emotional Rescue returns with our second release by putting together two of Suns Of Arqa’s greatest tracks on one nice and loud remastered 12″.
Featuring a previously unreleased version of Burjo Magic, the Suns Of Arqa wonky reggae-not-disco features the legendary Prince Far-I on vocals, as well as the secret Balearic cut Ananta Snake Dance with one Adrian Sherwood on mixing desk duties. This EP is going to be for heads, collectors and DJs all in one go.
As heads up for the future, this is the first release in a series of Suns Of Arqa with Wadada’s oft misunderstood band. Far more than yet another World beat group, their foundations have as much laid in dub and experimentation as shown in the esteemed list of who have worked with the band. Look out for the first ever vinyl pressing of the Muslimgauze remixes further down the line…
As always, remastered, edited and pressed for your sonic enjoyment.
Emotional Rescue is proud to present the first release for the label as Bob Chance’s Wild It’s Broken and It’s Broken on a double-header 7″. The discovery of Bob’s album, It’s Broken, has been one of the most sought after records of the last few years with it’s killer mix of late 70s rock and disco, coupled with out-there lyrics and left field vibes. The find by DJ and collector Alex Storrer aka Lexx, of a 7″ raw psyche funk version of the album’s title cut, called Wild It’s Broken, only available previously on an unknown Test Pressing 7″, led us to Bob’s door.
Presented here on full release for the first time, fully licensed and remastered, is Wild It’s Broken in all it’s early 70′s glory. This is backed by another version, a synthed up retake of the track that appeared as the b side on The Bomb 7″ single from early 1980.
With new artwork and pressed in limited quantities, we feel this is the perfect way to launch Emotional Rescue. With the reissue of the full album due from the esteemed Trunk Records, Bob’s music is finally getting the attention it deserves.