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

The Chemistry Set - check out a feature on the band in the new issue of Shindig!
Tir na nOg - Record Collector magazine profiles Leo & Sonny in the current issue

available for pre-order - April singles from Sendelica, Claudio Cataldi and Proud Peasant

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
"Once you've become acquainted with FdM, it's like Record Store Day all year round"Broken Hearted Toy

THE FRUITS de MER WORLD TOUR 2016
May 29 : Games For May at the Half Moon
August 5-7 : 14th Dream of Dr. Sardonicus
check out the links on our 'discography' page

APRIL SINGLES - TAKING PRE-ORDERS NOW
check out our SHOP for details

some of our ebay 'moments':

'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 PROMO CD SOLD FOR OVER £150 HERE the strangefish box-set promo CDs for £150+ here another promo for £230+ here one more for £220+ here
and a lathe-cut 7" has sold for over £250 here

and 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 FdM ("truly remarkable...one of the crucial record labels of the past few years" - blimey!) here

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on sale at the 14th Dream

LATHE-CUT 7"
Aethereal/The Sons of MOD

Aethereal +
The Sons Of MOD

The 14th Dream Festival lathe-cut is a 7" where the USA meets Australia with two expertly-crafted psych/prog tracks from bands that are FdM newcomers. Only 50 copies for sale - and all at the Cardigan event, apologies if you can't make it.
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on sale at Games for May

LATHE-CUT 8"
Cary Grace/Consterdine

Cary Grace/Consterdine
Black Country Rock/Sound & Vision

Yes, a lathe-cut 8" of Bowie covers (that's one more than seven); two tracks taken from 'Fashion' plus a new recording by Cary. Just 50 copies will be available for sale at Games For May 2016 at the Half Moon - and then they'll be gone forever
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on sale April

THE ENDLESS MORE AND MORE
SPECIAL EDITION
The Chemistry Set

The Chemistry Set
The Endless More And More

a double LP edition of their new album, pressed on silver vinyl; it includes a bonus LP of versions of Hendrix's 'Love Or Confusion', including a 22 minute Swordfish ambient excursion! and you also get the whole thing on a double CD for good measure.
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on sale April

COSMIC SOUND
Proud Peasant

Proud Peasant
Cosmic Sound

A US band playing keyboards-led UK/German 70s prog rock like they mean it? Oh yes.
Eloy and Manfred Mann's Earth Band get the Proud Peasant treatment
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on sale April

HERE SHE COMES NOW
claudio Cataldi

claudio Cataldi
Here She Comes Now

Italian singer-songwriter Claudio delivers a four-track EP, festuring a spellbinding cover of the Velvet Underground song, written by Lou reed, plus three of his own compositions
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on sale April

ZIGGY STARDUST
Sendelica

Sendelica
Ziggy Stardust

Conceived and recorded long before the sad news, as usual Fruits de Mer is moving slowly enough to miss all the bandwagon/media hype, or at least I hope we are.
Sendelica take a break from their spacerock epics to go all ethereal on us and then Marc Swordfish from Astralasia remove any sign of beats with a remix.
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club members exclusive

A GEOMETRY OF THISTLES
FAKE JAPANESE EDITION
Cranium Pie

Cranium Pie
A Geometry Of Thistles (JPN)

What the world needs now is a re-press of the band's first album, thinly-disguised as a Japanese pressing (complete with obi-strip); (un)fortunately, only a few club members will get one
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on sale soon

TUNE UP YOUR MINISTERS AND START TRANSMISSION FROM POOL HOLES TO CLASS O HYPERGIANTS
Jack Ellister

Jack Ellister
new album on CD

Jack's debut LP sold out instantly, but he's producing a 200-run on CD very soon
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on sale now

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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on sale now

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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on sale now

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
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on sale now

POSTCARDS FROM THE DEEP
various artists

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

freakbeat, fuzz, krautrock, garage rock, a TV theme...not to mention 10 flexidiscs, 10 postcards, a poster and a CD - all in a clambox - Fruits de Mer self-destructs, financially if not musically, it must be nearly Christmas (well it was when we released it)
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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 30 years are back on FdM with two new songs and a perfectly-crafted Jimi Hendrix cover, 'Love Or Confusion'.
you won't hear better than this on a proper record label
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on sale now

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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on sale now

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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