current music flexis

 

Not only has vinyl become the music industry’s best friend (again), but the humble flexi has seen a distinct rise in output. Brave entrepreneurial companies like Domino Records, Static Caravan and my current favourite, Joyful Noise who are leading the way with limited edition runs and packaged like it means something!

Hats off to you boys and girls...

Below is a sample of delights recently released.

Smugglers Way

Domino Records - RUG472X

Released for Record Store Day 2012, this is a great little booklet with five coloured flexis by emerging artists.

This, I hope, will be the first of many.

The Number You Called - Praawander

Static Caravan - VAN250 - August 2012

Superb artwork and great sample of this ambient electronic track. One of the many gems coming out of Static Caravan. Limited Edition 250.

Breakup Song - Deerhoof

Joyful Noise - Ltd Edition 500 Flexi Book

Not only a great listen but a lovely playful item. I really covet this and doff my cap to the boys and girls at Joyful Noise. Beautifully presented, almost good enough to eat!

Below are two more gems from Joyful Noise from the 2012 series. Each are limited to 500 and are accompanied by some lovely art work. So far, Joyful have my vote as being the most progressive and delightful company to deal with. Long may they continue...  

Kishi Bashi

It’s Christmas, But It’s Not White Here In Our Town

Joyful Noise JNR110

Limited release 1000 raising money for charity. Another spanking release from Joyful.

...and here is the start of the 2013 flexidisc series and the fab box, specially designed and limited to 1000.

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The Cass Carnaby Five - Music From The Gerry Anderson Films & TV Shows

21 Century Records - SIL 71404 - 2013

RSD 2013 limited edition release of 1500 includes a poster. Two tracks from Fireball XL5, two from Thunderbirds, one each from Captain Scarlet and Joe 90.

TR-909 Rhythm Composer - Beat Box

Get On Down - GET 2002

A well produced double flexi with illustrated booklet in honour of the TR-909 drum machine made by Roland in 1984. This machine was the backbone of modern electronic dance music.