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Bastard (2024 reissue)

LP & CD1

1.    Sticky
2.    May
3.    Slowfast (falling down the stairs with a drumkit)
4.    Without
5.    g-deep
6.    Spaced In
7.    Spiked
8.    The Orange House & the Blue House
9.    Turn


1.    Automation
2.    Faq
3.    Voice
4.    Output
5.    The Narrativ (with Corrado Izzo)
6.    Blank Canvas
7.    Time Will Allow
8.    Tsunami
9.    Cut The Slack (2001)
10.    Found & Bound (2001)
11.    Unbroken (2001)
12.    Flight Mode (2008)

colin newman

Bastard (2024 reissue)

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  • *signed* bio-vinyl lp (first time on vinyl!)

    Released: 26th Jan 2024

  • *signed* cd + bonus cd with rarities & unreleased tracks

    Released: 26th Jan 2024


The language of 'Bastard' is house, techno, breakbeat, drum and bass, and doubtless post-rock.

"The only singing is a one-line Malka sample on ‘Turn’. Not only did the album not play by the rules of what would these days be called music by a ‘heritage’ artist, but it didn’t play by the rules of dance music either. Back then, dance music artists didn’t mix up styles as they do today. This is one of the reasons the album’s called 'Bastard'.

Upon release, 'Bastard' was modestly successful in comparison to the label’s other releases, although widely misunderstood. The title is intentionally multifaceted, referring to several ways in which the album is a misfit – a cuckoo in the nest. But it never meant ‘Colin Newman is a bastard’ – even if Malka’s toy finger gesture on the cover tempted fate on that!" - Colin Newman