RIYL: Teen Daze, Small Black, Yumi Zouma

Label: Cascine / Paperbag Records

We all have groups that we like more than we probably should. For me, one of those is Chad Valley. I’m a glutton for it. I understand others might not find it especially exciting, but man those sultry beats get going and i can quit.

Very limited and great looking release here from Chad. I got mine.

The Details

Chad Valley's album Imaginary Music, pressed onto limited edition 'sunset' color vinyl. The first 200 pre-orders also include an exclusive 12x12" print from artist Patrick Savile.

Includes digital pre-order of Imaginary Music. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
digital album releases May 25, 2018
item ships out within 7 days
edition of 200

Paper bag link here - https://shop.paperbagrecords.com/products/imaginary-music

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Paper Bag Records is thrilled to announce our latest signing, Chad Valley! Chad Valley's new album, Imaginary Music, will be released on May 25th, 2018 on limited edition sunset / marigold vinyl. Pre-order now - only 50 copies available!

Hugo Manuel is better known by his musical alias Chad Valley. A product of Oxford’s prolific creative community, Chad Valley has amassed a catalogue that spans four studio releases, numerous collaborations and dozens of remixes. His 2010 debut — a self-titled exploration in swirling synths and sunburnt melodies — laid the groundwork for 2011’s Equatorial Ultravox, which gave his downtempo productions a decidedly more pop-leaning twist. It was with Equatorial Ultravox that Chad Valley’s profile sprung forward, strengthened by a string of key touring slots supporting the likes of Erasure, CHVRCHES, Twin Shadow, Active Child and Passion Pit.

Citing influences in China Crisis and Prefab Sprout, as well as less esoteric and more bombastic artists like Toto and Heart, Imaginary Music finds Manuel seeking to unlock the art and secret of timeless pop — something he sees realized most fully in the hyper-romantic music of the ‘80s. Unlike the guest-laden Young Hunger and co-produced Entirely New Blue, the making of this album was an almost completely solitary exercise (save for the ethereal vocals of Katherine Robertson on “Impartial”), allowing Manuel to fully embody the pop star in his mind’s eye. Imaginary Music includes the previously released singles “Up Again” and “LA in August,” both of which bolster one of the strongest batches of material Chad Valley has yet delivered.

Price $20

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