OK then, let’s hear it ? What album/12" is your favourite from the label ?
I think the Bambi Davidson album is up there, but I really love Torn Sail - Birds as one of the best 12" singles. I have just ordered ‘Hillside - Sunday In June’ as that looks to be another great bit of music from Paul and co.
I think Claremont 56 is my favourite label in my record collection, I have a lot of the releases and the art work is also the best sleeve art work I have in my collection too.
My recent favourites are the Hillside 12" and Sillyboy’s Ghost Relatives LP
Also a massive fan of the Paqua LP and Smith and Mudd’s Gorthleck.
I definitely reccomend the Bandcamp subscription, you get all the new music digitally and a discount on all the physical stuff. And you get entered into a monthly draw, I won the first scooping a deluxe copy of the 10 year box set!
Mudd is a Don and one of the best people I’ve ever met in music. That’s saying something. So fortunate to have got in on the ground level with C56, been buying on sight for near 15 years now without a single disappointment. There’s a couple I missed over the years but not many. Meeting Paul in LDN in 2010 and having him give me a goody bag full of C56 treats was a highlight (BOTH blue & red vinyl versions of Let’s Get Hot/Cool AND a TP of Ode to Perfume???)! Between IIB & C56 2006/7 definitely laid the groundwork for what I’d be checking musically. There are too too many to choose here but one of my faves was when there was a trend of 13+ minute tunes coming out, Prins Thomas’ mix of Hatchback comes to mind, but this one I could easily listen to on a loop. Still stunning.