News: Permanent Record

Wildernessking - LEVITATE

By Rouleaux van der Merwe

Wildernessking - LEVITATE

Permanent Record is very proud to officially welcome the genre defying band Wildernessking to the label's family. 

Wildernessking's music has managed to capture a massive following spanning across the globe. Their early 2016 full length release MYSTICAL FUTURE drew critical acclaim from prominent voices in the international metal scene, and this new EP will follow hot on the heals of this release. 

Pre-Orders will go live soon. 

Stay tuned for more info.

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Van Coke Kartel - ENERGIE cover EP is out now!

By Rouleaux van der Merwe

 

VAN COKE KARTEL’s cover EP, ENERGIE, is out NOW on iTunes exclusively.  Pre-orders of the 12” vinyl is also open at here as of now.  A free digital download of the entire EP is available upon purchase of the vinyl.

Wynand Myburgh:

THIS ALBUM IS ALL ABOUT FUN

The members of VAN COKE KARTEL spent most of 2015 on other projects. Francois and Jedd Kossew launched the FRANCOIS VAN COKE debut solo album.  Wynand Myburgh kept busy managing Jack Parow and Fokofpolisiekar’s affairs, while Dylan Hunt joined the band Southern Wild.

The band wanted to do something together again and they wanted to do something different.

They decided to record a cover EP by some of the greats, those who have influenced them along the way.  According to Jedd Kossew, it was important for them to stay true to themselves, their style of music, but also to stay true to the songs they decided to cover.

But…

“How do you choose 5 songs?”

Francois van Coke:

IT’S MUCH EASIER FOR US TO RELEASE GOOD SONGS WHEN THEY ARE ALREADY GOOD SONGS

ENERGIE TRACK LIST

1. ENERGIE

Dylan Hunt:

RE-INTRODUCING AN OLD SONG TO A NEW AUDIENCE

Van Coke Kartel explain

Covering this song is quite personal for Van Coke Kartel.  Francois says that Johannes Kerkorrel and Koos Kombuis was the only Afrikaans music they listened to growing up and the only thing they felt they associated with.  Wynand used to do sound for Kerkorrel at some of this shows back in the day.


2. HELP!

Jedd Kossew:

THE BEATLES ARE MY FAVOURITE BAND OF ALL TIME

Van Coke Kartel speak about Help!

Francois and Jedd have been jamming this song in their solo acoustic set for some time now.  Help! is the first single from ENERGIE.  A fun fact is that Jedd sings a chorus for the first time in a Van Coke Kartel song.


3. I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD)

Francois Van Coke:

WHO DOESN’T WANT TO SING ‘I FEEL GOOD’?

Watch Van Coke discuss I got you

Wynand says that they wanted to do a song which is fun, they can jam and people would know.

4. GOT TO GIVE IT UP

Francois Van Coke:

IT’S SOMETHING I WANT TO SHARE WITH PEOPLE. IT’S ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SONGS

Why it had to be a Thin Lizzy song

Francois also says that he loves everything about this song.  “Every note that’s played on it.  I love the original version.”

5. BORN TO DIE

Wynand Myburgh:

BORN TO DIE IS OUR ATTEMPT AT A POP SONG

VCK relates to this song

Van Coke Kartel was eager to put their own spin on this pop song and they think it is now “Spaghetti Western-sounding”.

*Recorded and Mixed by Theo Crous at Bellville Studios
*Mastered by Rogan Kelsey 

Pre-order the vinly from Permanent Record now.

VCK’s new offering, ENERGIE, is a fun filled homage to their varied influences. Pressed on ruby red wax, the record spins at 45RPM and exemplifies their role as one of South Africa’s most exciting rock & roll acts.

This EP consists entirely of covers, some more expected than others, like the album’s name sake ENERGIE, by Johannes Kerkorrel & Die Gereformeerde Blues Band, HELP! by The Beatles and GOT TO GIVE IT UP by Thin Lizzy, as well as atypical renditions of Lana Del Rey’s BORN TO DIE and the James Brown classic I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD).

VAN COKE KARTEL Releases ENERGIE

A digital download of the entire EP is available upon purchase.

SIDE A
A1 / ENERGIE
A2 / HELP!
A3 / I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD)

SIDE 2
B1 / GOT TO GIVE IT UP
B2 / BORN TO DIE

PRE-ORDER NOW

Stay tuned for more information regarding the vinyl delivery date.

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Van Coke Kartel - ENERGIE TOUR

By Rouleaux van der Merwe

The last couple of months we have been hard at work behind the scenes to launch a new and improved website which is fully responsive on desktop, tablet and mobile, as well planning the new Van Coke Kartel - ENERGIE ep release.

It is a great pleasure to work with the Belleville boys again, and to be the label behind a vinyl release.

The ENERGIE ep vinyl package will be available for PRE-ORDER on the 11th of September.

In the meantime, familiarise yourself with the tour dates, and catch them in a town near you.

The awesome portrait photos were taken by the very talented Hayden Phipps.

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Van Coke Kartel - ENERGIE

By Rouleaux van der Merwe

Permanent Record is pleased to announce our next vinyl release for local rock and rollers Van Coke Kartel.

The band has been playing around with the idea of doing a 'covers' album for a long time, and when the project finally started to take shape, Permanent record jumped at the opportunity to get involved. 

The EP, titled ENERGIE, will be available as a limited edition vinyl as well as a digital iTunes release.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the vinyl package, pre-order instructions and tour dates. 

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Carlo Mombelli Stories Now Available online!

By Rouleaux van der Merwe

Carlo Mombelli's STORIES was recorded live in studio using vintage microphones from the 1940s and mastered on reel- to- reel tape machines.

The ensemble for this recording was Daniel Pezzotti on cello, Adrian Mears on trombone, and Dejan Terzic on drums, a quartet that Mombelli has been playing with in Europe for the last four years.

For this recording he travelled to Switzerland with Mbuso Khoza, a traditional Zulu singer who improvised over the chamber quartet music.  Unlike the schooled European musicians in the band, Mbuso learnt his music on the mountains of Kwa-Zulu Natal while herding his father’s sheep.

The vinyl tracklisting is as follow:

Side A

A1 // Motian The Explorer

A2 // Song For Sandra

A3 // Little Window In The Kitchen

Side B

B1 // The Hunter

 B2 The Road Past Nieu-Bethesda

 B3 In-Between I'll Eat Dark Chocolate

B4 Motian The Explorer - Reprise

CAT No. RAP001

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This is a collaborative release by Roastin' Records, Angry Africa Records and Permanent Record.

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Carlo Mombelli - Stories

By Rouleaux van der Merwe

"Carlo Mombelli is nothing short of a national treasure – you cannot argue with the depth, passion and inventiveness of his music" Lloyd Gedye

Roastin' Records, Angry Africa and Permanent Record are doing a collaborative vinyl release of Carlo Mombelli's emotive album titled STORIES.

‘STORIES’ is a really personal record for Mombelli: an opportunity to pay respect to the people that matter in his life – his wife, his children and his musical teachers. The final product reaffirms that Mombelli, now in his early 50s, is still very much in rude creative health. He is still pushing the limits of sound and writing challenging beautiful work.

http://www.carlomombelli.com/

Album will be available towards May 2015.

More details to follow.

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This is 'ZAMROCK!!'

By Rouleaux van der Merwe

PERMANENT RECORD has been working in collaboration with friend and fellow music enthusiast/film producer Calum MacNaughton and the super talented AMICOLLECTIVE on a project dubbed " This is 'ZAMROCK!!' ".

To date, Calum has been working hard on a documentary showcasing the early 1970's psychedelic rock that emerged from Zambia, and he put together a trailer for the project. Future plans include a possible vinyl release of the soundtrack.

The guys at AMICOLLECTIVE were keen to flex some creative muscle and aided in creating this amazing illustration that encapsulates all that ZAMROCK is about!

Below is a short description about the project. View the trailer here.

It’s the early-1970s in psychedelic Southern Africa and rock’s cultural blitz has seized the nascent nation of Zambia as the first generation of independent youth come of age. This is “Zamrock!!” is an Afro-rockumentary that recounts the emergence of Zambian rock music culture in the 1970s through surviving musicians, music insiders, cultural commentators and music enthusiasts. A decade after independence in 1964, young Zambians embrace the zeitgeist of international rock and concoct a musical style characterized by the fusion of rock instrumentation with African rhythms.

Dubbed Zamrock, the sound of 1970s Zambia harnesses the revolutionary spirit behind rock’s global appeal while evoking local musical idioms and traditions. Scattering a milieu of rock artefacts, masterpieces and oddities across the country’s popular music landscape of the 1970s, Zamrock would dominate unhindered until the devastating arrival of disco. The turntables have turned, however, as Zamrock makes a comeback 40 years after the fact.

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The Slashdogs are coming to Cape Town

By Rouleaux van der Merwe

In a world where style matters most, the purveyors of fine taste and culture..

THE SLASHDOGS, Graphic Artist Adriaan Jansen Van Vuuren & Permanent Record are hosting an event for the Cape Town LP Launch and an acoustic performance of the band's latest album "PROGRESS THROUGH PLUNDER". There will also be an exhibition of the original album art as silkscreen posters.

Venue: The House of Machines

*Free Entrance

Date: 28 Febryuary 2015

Check out the event on Facebook and join us for a night of stripped down rock & roll, beers and an art exhibition.

The exhibition will run until 1 March 2015!

* THE PROGRESS THROUGH PLUNDER LP, SLASHDOGS MERCH and LIMITED EDITION SILKSCREENS of the album artwork will be for sale.

Rot & Roll

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