Fruits de Mer Records - Psychedelia, Krautrock, Progressive Rock, Acid-Folk, R&B, Spacerock and Vinyl Heaven

COMING SOON TO THIS WEBSITE...
....news of our late-2015/early-2016 plans
including Friends of the Fish releases by Sendelica and Jack Ellister,
a new album from The Chemistry Set and our first picture disc!

some nice things people have said about FdM...

"Idiosyncratic, retrovisionary, stinking of winkles: this is the psychedelic style of Fruits de Mer"Ian McCann,
Record Collector
"Remember Island, Charisma...think FdM"
Geoff Barton, Classic Rock
"Most records on this tie-dyed revival label shoot out of our stockroom quicker than a VW Camper running on kerosene"
Norman Records
"Fruits de Mer are in danger of becoming a UK national treasure" Terrascope
"A national treasure"Shindig!
"This is what 7"'s should be all about" Record Collector
"A joy - one of the great labels that comes along now and then, that you can tell is a labour a love - a thing we should cherish"
Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio
"a spirited garden shed operation...a bastion for all things psych, and all things vinyl; home of the brilliantly esoteric" Mojo
"the ever-awesome Fruits de Mer Records"Pete Jackson, Dandelion Radio
"truly remarkable...one of that select handful of modern labels who really do seem to remember what it was like to be a record collector back in the sixties and seventies"Goldmine
"is there a label around today that comes close to Fruits De Mer for consistently high quality releases? If so I've yet to come across it"
Harmonic Distortion
"the UK's boutique label par excellence"Grahame Bent, Kaleidoscope

FOUR SEPTEMBER SINGLES FROM FdM
psychedelia, prog-folk, prog rock...
all on vinyl, of course - featuring...
Vibravoid, Tir na nOg, Magic Bus and nick nicely

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classic bands, classic sounds - pre-order now! More Info

FdM has had some wild moments on ebay....

'WE COME BEARING GIFTS' 2009 MEMBERS CASSETTE SOLD FOR $350

FdM's 'A PHASE WE'RE GOING THROUGH' SOLD FOR £290 ON EBAY! here

'A PHASE WE'VE BEEN THROUGH' 2010 MEMBERS CD SOLD FOR £180 here

the SUMMER 2013 FdM
ALL-DAYER GOODIE BAG SOLD FOR £599! here

The 2014 Crabstock USA goodie-bag sold for £360 and the Crabstock On Ice goodie-bag for £293

A BLACK VINYL COPY OF THE TOR PEDERS LP SOLD FOR £95 here

MOST RECENTLY, A 2014 PROMO CD SOLD FOR OVER £150 here one for £100+ here another for £230+ here and one more for £220+ here

moments away from ebay...

Record Collector launched its new Modern Collectibles series in 2013 with 'Plankton', an LP of early FdM tracks...
...and ran a four-page feature on the label in summer 2015
Goldmine told the story of Fruits de Mer ("truly remarkable...one of the crucial record labels of the past few years" - the bribe clearly worked) here

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FRIENDS OF THE FISH 7
Ex Norwegian
+ Permanent Clear Light

Ex Norwegian
Permanent Clear Light

a very limited-release lathe-cut split 7" - only 50 copies for sale - more news soon
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FRIENDS OF THE FISH 6
Sendelica Acoustica

Sendelica Acoustica
Live at the 13th Dream festival

a very limited-release lathe-cut 10" - only 50 copies for sale (plus 150-run CD version) - check out the Sendelica bandcamp page - more news soon
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FRIENDS OF THE FISH 5
Jack Ellister

Jack Ellister
'Tune Up Your Ministers And Start Transmission From Pool Holes To Class O Hypergiants'

a limited-release debut album from Jack - only 111 copies - more news soon
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sold out here at FdM

STEPPING STONE
Vibravoid

Vibravoid
'Stepping Stone'

Germany's finest are back - with a surprisingly down-to-earth EP that would be dominating the airwaves in another dimension, featuring new versions of classic 60s songs, two of the three tracks being new and exclusive to FdM
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49 CIGARS
nick nicely

nick nicely
'49 Cigars'

a bone fide UK psych cult hero - indeed, one of FdM's own 'League Of Psychedelic Gentlemen' - gives us the OK to re-release the weirdly-wonderful '49 cigars', then gives us an exclusive live version, and then gives us two more tracks to make an unmissable EP
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RICOCHET
Tir na nOg

Tir na nOg
'Ricochet'

to celebrate their first studio album in 40 years ('The Dark Dance'), Tir na nOg return to Fruits de Mer with a new single, featuring a track from their new LP, backed by a previously-unreleased live version of the magical 'Tir na nOg', which they first recorded back in the early 70s
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SEVEN WONDERS
Magic Bus

Magic Bus
'Seven Wonders'

Magic Bus are newcomers to Fruits de Mer, but their take on the classic Canterbury sound makes them naturals. 'Seven Wonders' is taken from their superb new album, while they recorded an exclusive version of 'Eight Miles High' for the b-side - The Byrds Go The Canterbury?
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club members exclusive

MOON WEEVIL

moon weevil
'A Peculiar Accumulation Of Particles'

Back in 2005/6, Cranium Pie's Baking Research Station issued a download-only album by Moon Weevil
It's taken nearly 10 years but Fruits de Mer has been given permission to issue a limited-edition CD version. As with most CDs from FdM, it's not for sale - it will be sent free to FdM club members who order the autumn batch of four 7" singles nice and early.
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another club members exclusive

Me And My Kites

me and my kites
'Is It Real or Is It Made?'

Sweden's Me And My Kites have just confirmed they are going to let me have a batch of advance CDs of their fantastic new album, which will be sent free to FdM club members who are the first to order the September singles direct from me or from Nick Leese at Heyday (I should be getting 300 copies, which ought to be enough for most member orders placed with me or with Heyday). More news soon.
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THE MECHANISMS TAPES
three hours of improvisation, out-takes, intakes and late-night shed jams
from Cranium Pie's secret baking research station
Limited edition double-cassette and equally limited-edition 4CD set
on sale at the '13th Dream' festival More Info

'13th Dream' festival exclusive

crustacean 38 CD

Whatever Happened To The Soft Hearted Scientists

The Scientists made a rare live appearance at the '13th Dream', we're celebrating with a limited-run double CD of their wonderful Fruits de Mer retrospective. It was on sale for the first time at the gig - at a mad price of £5 - after that, you'll be able to buy copies for a while from the band.
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POSTCARDS FROM THE DEEP

The Thanes, Icarus Peel, The Loons, Astralasia, The Luck Of Eden Hall and more...

freakbeat, fuzz, krautrock, garage rock, a TV theme...10 flexidiscs, 10 postcards, a poster and a CD - all in a clambox - Fruits de Mer self-destructs, it must be nearly Christmas
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ELAPSED MEMORIES
The Chemistry Set

The Chemistry Set
Elapsed Memories

One of the best psychedelic bands to come out of the UK in the last 25 years are back on FdM with two new songs and a lovely Hendrix cover - this three-tracker oozes class
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COLTRANE

Coltrane
Superfjord/Earthling Society

Classic John and Alice Coltrane compositions - together on a 7" - not your usual FdM single. Superfjord and Earthling Society take them (and Fruits de Mer) to new places, and then Astralasia and VHSHead join the party on a bonus 70 minute CD that comes with it
'Coltrane' was voted by FdM's club members their single of the year for 2014 - a wise choice
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CRAIG PADILLA
Sonar

Craig Padilla
Sonar

strangefish six!
The man from side one of strangefish one returns with a double LP of classic kosmische/synthesiser sounds that recalls Klaus Schulze and the Sky label - 80+ minutes of inner space music, perfect late-night listening (at least it is at FdM Towers), all previously-unreleased on vinyl or CD; colour vinyl, naturally
Guaranteed horizontal listening pleasure
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FdM T-SHIRTS

play the vinyl, wear the t-shirt
WHO NEEDS PRIMARK?

Right now, there are just a handful of FdM t-shirts left, of various sizes and designs, just waiting to be rushed to a wardrobe near you - although there should be a few '13th Dream' and 'FdM bands' shirts in the shop after the festival
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