1. It's been a fantastic year of releases for us at Kscope, here is a rundown in case you missed any, and a mention of exciting projects to come in 2015. There are offers on all this year's new releases on Kscope over at our store: kscopemusic.com/store through the holiday period.

    Also, as a Christmas gift, we are offering our 2014 label sampler 'Volume 6' as FREE DOWNLOAD from kscopemusic.bandcamp.com

    Playlist:
    NORDIC GIANTS
    Violent Lights (from Build Seas, Dismantle Suns)
    kscopemusic.com/nordicgiants

    LUNATIC SOUL
    Cold (from Walking On A Flashlight Beam)
    kscopemusic.com/lunaticsoul

    NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION
    August (from The Third Day)
    kscopemusic.com/northatlanticoscillation

    NO-MAN
    Back When You Were Beautiful (from the 2014 Together We're Stranger reissue)
    kscopemusic.com/no-man

    THE PINEAPPLE THIEF
    Magnolia (from Magnolia)
    kscopemusic.com/thepineapplethief

    IAMTHEMORNING
    K.O.S. (from Belighted)
    kscopemusic.com/iamthemorning

    NO-MAN
    All Sweet Things (from the 2014 Schoolyard Ghosts reissue)
    kscopemusic.com/no-man

    ENGINEERS
    Fight or Flight (from Always Returning)
    kscopemusic.com/engineers

    HOGARTH / BARBIERI
    Intergalactic (Arc Light Version) (from Arc Light)
    kscopemusic.com/hogarthbarbieri

    ANATHEMA
    Distant Satellites (from Distant Satellites)
    kscopemusic.com/anathema

    SE DELAN
    Chasing Changes (from The Fall)
    kscopemusic.com/sedelan

    IAN ANDERSON
    Doggerland (from Homo Erraticus)
    kscopemusic.com/iananderson

    GAZPACHO
    The Wizard of Altai Mountains (from Demon)
    kscopemusic.com/gazpacho

    STEVEN WILSON
    Sign o' the Times (from Cover Version)
    kscopemusic.com/stevenwilson

    GAZPACHO
    Desert Flight (from Tick Tock vinyl)
    kscopemusic.com/gazpacho

    HENRY FOOL
    Poppy Q (from Henry Fool re-issue)
    kscopemusic.com/henryfool

    New in 2015;
    STEVEN WILSON - 'Hand. Cannot. Erase.'
    TESSERACT - NEW STUDIO ALBUM
    NORDIC GIANTS - NEW STUDIO ALBUM
    NOSOUND - LIVE CD&DVD (from the Starmus Festival)
    GAVIN HARRISON
    KATATONIA (Union Chapel LIVE DVD)
    GAZPACHO CD/DVD (LIVE)

    also, exciting releases coming up in 2015 from:
    STEVE JANSEN / RICHARD BARBIERI
    MICK KARN

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    youtube.com/kscopemusic
    facebook.com/kscopemusic
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  2. Watch more NAO videos: vimeo.com/channels/northatlanticoscillation
    For more info on NAO: bit.ly/zkVKgm
    Brendan McCarthy: compositing, editing, 2D graphics
    Sam Healy: 3D graphics

    "In preparation for the album artwork, we both became fascinated with the Codex Seraphinianus, an illustrated encyclopaedia of an imaginary world created by Italian architect Luigi Serafini. We took inspiration both from specific illustrations in the book and from its general aesthetic of non-narrative nonsense in the shape of sense. The video is a sort of homage to Serafini's astounding work in which we imagine what his creatures, plants and gizmos might do if they could leap off the page."
    Sam Healy - North Atlantic Oscillation

    See North Atlantic Oscillation live:
    21st Oct Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle
    22nd Oct Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London
    23rd Oct Soup Kitchen, Manchester
    24th Oct Oobleck, Birmingham

    TICKETS - musicglue.com/northatlanticoscillation/

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  3. Watch more NAO videos: vimeo.com/channels/northatlanticoscillation
    Order your 2CD copy of the album from the Kscope Store: bit.ly/10NwAXz
    Or download the 'Chirality' ep (disc 2 of this package) from iTunes: smarturl.it/NAO_Chirality
    For more info on NAO, go to: bit.ly/zkVKgm

    Promo for Chirality by Brendan McCarthy

    Fog Electric is the new album from North Atlantic Oscillation. It is now available as a 2CD set, featuring the original album along with a bonus disc containing the Chirality EP, which has previously only been available digitally.

    The EP features remixes by the Mercury nominated act The Invisible and respected newcomers Nedry alongside the title track and an alternate mix of previous single 'Savage With Barometer'. In addition, the EP also features the band's cover of 'One Good Reason' by Bob Mould. Upon hearing the NAO version of the track, Mould was so impressed that he invited the band to support him on his upcoming UK tour (dates posted below)

    North Atlantic Oscillation is the climactic phenomenon caused by fluctuations in the atmospheric pressure between the Icelandic low and Azores high; a clash of hot and cold. It seems a perfect tag for a band of such contrasts; -- the contrast of melding timeless rock moves with sequencing and the latest laptop technology, and the contrast of dark foreboding tones and blissed-out serotonin-fuelled pastoral sweeps. There's a surprise around every corner

    NAO are based in Edinburgh. They are Sam Healy (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, programming) and Ben Martin (drums, synths, programming). They are joined live by Bill Walsh (bass, vocals) and Chris Howard (bass & synths).

    Fog Electric was recorded and produced by Tony Doogan (Super Furry Animals, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub, Belle & Sebastian). The album was the follow-up to Grappling Hooks, the band's debut which received massive critical acclaim when it was released in 2010. The band have been championed by Guy Garvey, Marc Riley, Zane Lowe, BBC Scotland, BBC Introducing, Prog magazine, Drowned In Sound and many more.

    "Moments of brilliance and genuine beauty."
    THE SKINNY

    "Psychedelic wonder and shimmery tunefulness...
    the nexus of pop, prog, post- rock and shoegaze"
    CLASSIC ROCK PROG

    Tracklist
    CD1
    1. Soft Coda
    2. Chirality
    3. Mirador
    4. Empire Waste
    5. Savage With Barometer 6. Interval
    7. Expert With Altimeter 8. The Receiver
    9. Downhill
    10. (Theory of Tides)

    CD2
    1. Chirality (radio edit)
    2. Savage With Barometer (Alternate Mix)
    3. Chirality (The Invisible remix)
    4. One Good Reason
    5. Soft Coda (Nedry remix)

    Watch more NAO videos: vimeo.com/channels/northatlanticoscillation
    Order your 2CD copy of the album from the Kscope Store: bit.ly/10NwAXz
    Or download the 'Chirality' ep (disc 2 of this package) from iTunes: smarturl.it/NAO_Chirality
    For more info on NAO, go to: bit.ly/zkVKgm

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  4. Promo for 'Savage with Barometer', directed by Brendan McCarthy.

    North Atlantic Oscillation’s new album Fog Electric will be released on April 30th through Kscope. It produced by Tony Doogan (Super Furry Animals, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub, Belle & Sebastian). Fog Electric is the follow-up to Grappling Hooks, NAO‘s debut which received massive critical acclaim when it was released in 2010.

    The title, taken from the lyric of the track Mirador, introduces a stormy theme that runs throughout the record's sounds - in the crashing electronics, delicate lulls, mystery and hidden soul beneath the surface: a leitmotif also reflected in the typically stylish and dramatic artwork.

    "It's an album about doubt and loss, but there's a counterbalancing sense of resignation and even optimism too," explains singer Sam Healy. "One of the main themes is that of searching for meaning in a scientific, post-religious world. Science is absolutely a force for good, but after it showed us that the physical world is all there is, and that far from stripping experiences of their mystery this revelation actually makes them more mysterious, it sort of left us to our own devices in terms of producing the unscripted, improvised drama that is life-minus-god."

    North Atlantic Oscillation is the climactic phenomenon caused by fluctuations in the atmospheric pressure between the Icelandic low and Azores high; a clash of hot and cold. It seems a perfect tag. Fog Electric is an album of contrasts from a band of contrasts. Timeless Rock influences collide with the latest laptop technology, amidst a combination of dark foreboding tones and blissed-out serotonin-fuelled pastoral sweeps.

    NAO are based in Edinburgh. They are Sam Healy (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, programming) and Ben Martin (drums, synths, programming). They are joined live by Bill Walsh (bass, vocals) and Chris Howard (bass & synths).

    All copies ordered from Kscope will come with a code to download the album and the first 500 orders will come with an exclusive, limited edition 7" single featuring the radio edit of Soft Coda b/w a cover of One Good Reason (by Bob Mould).

    Fog Electric has been recorded and produced by Tony Doogan(Super Furry Animals, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub, Belle & Sebastian) and looks set to lift the band to even higher levels.

    Tracklist
    1. Soft Coda
    2. Chirality Fog
    3. Mirador
    4. Empire Waste
    5. Savage With Barometer
    6. Interval
    7. Expert With Altimeter
    8. The Receiver
    9. Downhill
    10. (Theory of Tides)

    For a free download of 'Savage with Barometer', taken from Fog Electric, go to NAO's bandcamp page at northatlanticoscillation.bandcamp.com/

    Praise for Grappling Hooks:
    “‘Super exciting new Rock ’n’ Roll for a new decade”
    Zane Lowe, BBC Radio One, Album of the Week

    “intriguing oddness from Scotland” ★★★★
    Uncut

    ‘a near-criminal stockpile of beeps, buzzes and glitches generously sprayed over a spacious psychedelic rock canvas..’
    Clash

    For more information go to: kscopemusic.com/northatlanticoscillation

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  5. Promo for Soft Coda, directed by Paul Bloomfield and Tadashi Abe at Spaceship Inc.

    North Atlantic Oscillation’s new album Fog Electric will be released on April 30th through Kscope. It produced by Tony Doogan (Super Furry Animals, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub, Belle & Sebastian). Fog Electric is the follow-up to Grappling Hooks, NAO‘s debut which received massive critical acclaim when it was released in 2010.

    The title, taken from the lyric of the track Mirador, introduces a stormy theme that runs throughout the record's sounds - in the crashing electronics, delicate lulls, mystery and hidden soul beneath the surface: a leitmotif also reflected in the typically stylish and dramatic artwork.

    "It's an album about doubt and loss, but there's a counterbalancing sense of resignation and even optimism too," explains singer Sam Healy. "One of the main themes is that of searching for meaning in a scientific, post-religious world. Science is absolutely a force for good, but after it showed us that the physical world is all there is, and that far from stripping experiences of their mystery this revelation actually makes them more mysterious, it sort of left us to our own devices in terms of producing the unscripted, improvised drama that is life-minus-god."

    North Atlantic Oscillation is the climactic phenomenon caused by fluctuations in the atmospheric pressure between the Icelandic low and Azores high; a clash of hot and cold. It seems a perfect tag. Fog Electric is an album of contrasts from a band of contrasts. Timeless Rock influences collide with the latest laptop technology, amidst a combination of dark foreboding tones and blissed-out serotonin-fuelled pastoral sweeps.

    NAO are based in Edinburgh. They are Sam Healy (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, programming) and Ben Martin (drums, synths, programming). They are joined live by Bill Walsh (bass, vocals) and Chris Howard (bass & synths).

    All copies ordered from Kscope will come with a code to download the album and the first 500 orders will come with an exclusive, limited edition 7" single featuring the radio edit of Soft Coda b/w a cover of One Good Reason (by Bob Mould).

    Fog Electric has been recorded and produced by Tony Doogan(Super Furry Animals, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub, Belle & Sebastian) and looks set to lift the band to even higher levels.

    Tracklist
    1. Soft Coda
    2. Chirality Fog
    3. Mirador
    4. Empire Waste
    5. Savage With Barometer
    6. Interval
    7. Expert With Altimeter
    8. The Receiver
    9. Downhill
    10. (Theory of Tides)

    For a free download of 'Savage with Barometer', taken from Fog Electric, go to NAO's bandcamp page at northatlanticoscillation.bandcamp.com/

    Praise for Grappling Hooks:
    “‘Super exciting new Rock ’n’ Roll for a new decade”
    Zane Lowe, BBC Radio One, Album of the Week

    “intriguing oddness from Scotland” ★★★★
    Uncut

    ‘a near-criminal stockpile of beeps, buzzes and glitches generously sprayed over a spacious psychedelic rock canvas..’
    Clash

    For more information go to: kscopemusic.com/northatlanticoscillation

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