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MOOD TAEG: ANAPHORA VERSIONS
 

New from the much loved Shanghai / Düsseldorf kosmische combo Mood Taeg is their new album 'Anaphora Versions.'

This album has been a long time coming, so thanks to all of you for the wait. It is released under catalogue number Bot28. Keen Happy Robots fans may have observed that Bot34 came out in January, which gives an indication of how long this has taken us to make happen. Big thanks to the band for their patience. 

 

The album contains a series of reimagining and remixes of tracks from the 2021 album 'Anaphora'. For this release Mood Taeg have combined their own re-imaginings of album tracks with those by musicians from tdk and Lowell’s hometown of Dundee and K’ko’s hometown of Düsseldorf. In doing so, they continue their approach of being part of a wider collective of artists rather than just a 3-piece band, an approach which allows for fascinating new takes on their music.

 

The album is released on glass-mastered CD and is distributed via Cargo Records and a few stores seem to be selling it cheaper than we can including one of our very favourite stores Norman Records. 

 

In addition to the 9 listed tracks, the CD version features two exclusive hidden tracks! There is also a super limited handmade MiniDisc version, available exclusively from our Bandcamp. 

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FIELD GLASS: NEW ALBUM 'KIN'
 

The latest act to join the Happy Robots stable are the lovely Field Glass. Out now on all digital platforms is their brand new album, 'Kin' which they recorded at Big Jelly Studios in Ramsgate. The album sits somewhere between electronica, folkadelia and dreampop and was made on an array of weird instruments, including a victorian travelling organ.

If you are a digital listener, please add your favourite tracks to your playlists over on:

 

SpotifyiTunes | Amazon

As well as the digital release, the album is also available on super limited lathe cut on clear glass vinyl. It's limited to just 30 copies so get in early if you want to grab one 

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RODNEY CROMWELL: NEW ALBUM
 

‘Memory Box’ the new album from Rodney Cromwell is out today on yellow vinyl LP, in stores and all major digital platforms. 12 tracks of haunting vintage-styled electronica, including the singles 'Opus Three’ and ‘Memory Box’. The album was produced with Richard Bennett in his Brooklyn studio and was designed by Martin J Langthorne.   The album is available from your favourite online stores, distributed by Cargo Records, including

 

Norman RecordsRough Trade | Radio/ ON | Piccadilly Records | Banquet Records |  Juno |  WHSmith 

 

And if you're an international customer and want to avoid any nasty import charges, we recommend the following stockists:

 

Decks Records (DE) | Deejay (DE) | HHV (DE) | JPC (DE) |   Media Markt (DE) | BigDipper (NO) | FNAC (FR) |  DISKUNION (JP) | Mondadoristore (IT) | HMV (JP)

 

If you are a digital listener, please add your favourite tracks to your playlists.

 

Spotify | iTunes | Beatport | Amazon

 

People have said some nice things about the record already, not least: 

 

"If you like analogue synths and old drum machines, you'll soon get lost in this amazing album 10/10 '  Stephen Roper, Author of Gary Numan Back Stage

 

"An essential addition to the collection of any electro-dance and synthpop / synthwave aficionado. Hands-down, this album numbers among the top releases of 2022" The Record Stache

 

"Encourages us to dance in the face of catastrophe" Louder Than War

 

"Motorik mechanisation within a hypnotic electronic backdrop...Glorious" Electricity Club.co.uk 

 

"Do yourself a favor and add this one to your collection" Mobile Musician Magazine

 

And you can of course order the album direct from us, either from the Botshop or our Bandcamp

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ROMAN ANGELOS: NEW ALBUM
 

'Music for Underwater Supermarkets' - the second album from Roman Angelos is out today on LP, in stores and all major digital platforms. It's 10 tracks of electronic and exotic bliss, including the single 'Swimming Through the Aisles.' Big thanks to all of you that have already purchased the lovely 'aquamarine' coloured LP, - pressed at Deepgrooves, the world's most green pressing plant.

 

On this new album Roman paints a sonic dreamscape where the mundane act of grocery shopping meets the future. “Music for Underwater Supermarkets” continues and extends his obsession with the library and soundtrack music of the past. This time, he fuses that aesthetic with childhood memories of being pushed around in shopping carts and visiting strip malls. Vibraphones chime alongside woodwinds and vintage synthesizers, creating an immersive sound that feels exotic and smooth.

 

The album is available to buy from our Bandcamp or the Botshop.

 

You can also buy from some awesome record stores including:

Norman Records | Rough Trade | Juno | Banquet | WhSmith

 

If you are outside of the UK, maybe use one of these international stockists:

 

Fnac (FR) | HMV (JP) | Tower (JP) | Streetlight (USA)

 

The album is available digitally via Cargo Records and on limited edition aquamarine coloured vinyl

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MOOD TAEG - NEW ALBUM ANAPHORA

It's finally out. After stalled release dates in May and September the new MOOD TAEG album 'Anaphora' has finally dropped today onto all the digital platforms and in the best record stores c/o our distributor Cargo Records. The album is another slice of blissful left-leaning krautrock. This is what the best of the printed press are saying:

The album is available on red 12" 180g LP and is purchasable from the best record stores as well as our Bandcamp. 

 

It's also available on all the major digital platforms, Apple MusicSpotify etc. Please add to your playlists and all that.

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ALICE HUBBLE NEW ALBUM

'Hexentanzplatz' the second album from Alice Hubble is out now on LP in stores and on all major digital platforms.  Nine new songs of electronic loveliness which includes the singles 'My Dear Friend', 'Power Play' and 'Hexentanzplatz'. 

The album is available to buy from our Bandcamp and the Botshop

Changes in EU tax laws may mean that EU customers will be liable to incur extra import taxes which the buyer will be required to pay. As such EU  friends and customers may prefer to buy from one of the following:

JPC (DE) | MediaMarkt (DE) | Mondadori (IT) | CD-DVD-Vinyl (PL) ExLibris (CH)

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HAPPY ROBOTS MERCH

Finally in response to popular demand we've produced our first Happy Robots official apparel. 

 

With an exclusive design by Martin J Langthorne, the 'Happy Robots Design One T-Shirt' comes in black, with a limited number of red and blue shirts too.

 

All colours will be available from Friday 7th May from our Bandcamp shop, with the black edition also available in the Botshop. The shirt comes in a range of sizes from small to XXL and it has been very reasonably priced at £10. 

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TIM'S TWITTER LISTENING PARTY

On April 12th Happy Robots head honcho Adam Cresswell (known also as Rodney Cromwell) contributed to a Tim’s Listening Party over on Twitter.

If you don’t know what a listening party is, it’s a Twitter event curated by TIM BURGESS of THE CHARLATANS. The deal is, listeners / tweeters all put on the same record at the same time, listen and chat with the artists where they share their innermost secrets about the records

 

For this party, the soundtrack was the second album by Adam’s old band SALOON ‘If We Meet In The Future’. Released in 2003 and acclaimed by the likes of NME and Pitchfork, it’s also the album that features the song 'Happy Robots'.  Big thanks to Pete Paphides for making this happen.You can follow it again on the Listening Party Replay