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Esoteric Antenna announce two great new studio albums for September...
Tin Spirits 'Scorch' and Schnauser 'Protein for Everyone'

Swindon based Tin Spirits follow up their highly acclaimed album from 2011 'Wired to Earth' with a new studio album 'Scorch' released on September 15th 2014. The band features XTC guitarist Dave Gregory on guitar, Mark Kilminster, Daniel (TheGIGRig) Steinhardt and Doug Mussard. A very melodic Prog band with some strong pop sensibilities in the mix as well.

Here is a terrific video of the single 'Summer Now' released as a digital single on September 1st. get the sunglasses on... it's bright!
Tin Spirits

Bristol based Schnauser are sure to appeal to fans of psychedelia and the "Canterbury" sound. Influences are early Soft Machine and early Caravan mixed in with some Zappa and the Bonzos. Terrifically quirky but full of melody, 'Protein for Everyone' released in late September 2014 follows on from the well received 'Where Business Meets Fashion' Esoteric Antenna are delighted to welcome Schnauser to the label.

Here's the video for the opening track and I warn you "its different", many thanks to Johnny O for the work on this...
Anthony Phillips
Esoteric Recordings are delighted to announce the signing of the full catalogue for Anthony Phillips.
The catalogue campaign will commence In October 2014 with a 5 disc box set with some rare tracks and some unreleased material.

"Anthony Phillips says; "I'm delighted to be working with Mark Powell at Esoteric Recordings and being reunited with the esteemed Cherry Red Records after my one-off compilation with them in the mid 80s" Anthony also adds; "Their enthusiasm has been both warm and infectious, encouraging me to take the plunge with a new song-based album soon, and I consider myself fortunate to have found such a happy home for my sizeable catalogue!"

Anthony's catalogue releases will continue in January 2015 with the release of a deluxe edition of his legendary album 'The Geese and the Ghost', an album featuring Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins and Viv McCauliffe which will include a new 5.1 Surround Sound mix by Simon Heyworth. Further announcements will be made closer to release.
Andy Jackson
Esoteric Antenna is pleased to announce the release of 'Signal To Noise', the new studio album by twice Grammy nominated Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson in November 2014
'Signal To Noise' is a fine, modern, progressive work, which draws on Andy Jackson's exemplary work as an engineer and producer.

Andy Jackson began his career at Utopia Studios in London, training under James Guthrie, a relationship that continues to this day with the duo being co-pilots of Pink Floyd's sound. Andy had success as a recording engineer at Utopia, including hits with Boomtown Rats 'I Don't Like Mondays' and Spandau Ballet's 'Chant No. One', before the call came from James Guthrie to follow him into the world of Pink Floyd, to work on the film of 'The Wall', an offer he couldn't resist, having been a Floyd fan for many years. So started a relationship that continues to this day, (on albums such as 'The Final Cut', 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason', 'The Division Bell', 'Pulse', Roger Waters' 'The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking', David Gilmour's 'About Face', 'On An Island', 'Live in Gdansk'), resulting in two Grammy nominations for his work and Mix magazine's award for best live sound engineer for 'Pulse' tour. He is also engineer and a co-producer of the yet-to-be-released Pink Floyd album, 'The Endless River'.
Sky
Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the signing of the entire back catalogue of the legendary Classical Rock band Sky.
Formed in 1979, Sky brought together the worlds of rock and classical music in a highly successful and inspiring way. Featuring the gifted talents of Australian guitarists John Williams and Kevin Peek, percussionist Tristan Fry, legendary bass player Herbie Flowers and former Curved Air member, keyboard player Francis Monkman, Sky recorded their debut album at Abbey Road studios in the early months of 1979. The band's self-titled debut reached the UK top ten in May 1979 and went on to achieve Platinum status in the UK and was also a major hit in Europe and Australia. Also a huge live attraction, Sky released this, their second album (a double LP), in April 1980. 'Sky 2' was another fine achievement featuring the hit single 'Toccata' and topped the UK album charts upon its release, becoming Sky's most commercially successful album.

Following Francis Monkman's departure, keyboard player Steve Gray, joined the band for the album 'Sky 3', another hugely successful release. The following albums 'Sky 4: Forthcoming', 'Sky 5 Live' and 'Cadmium' continued the band's success. John Williams would depart the band in 1984 and Sky's final two albums ('The Great Balloon Race' and 'Mozart') were released in 1985 and 1987 respectively.

Sky's back catalogue will be celebrated with a series of newly re-mastered deluxe editions by Esoteric, beginning in October 2014 with the release of 2 disc editions of 'Sky' and 'Sky 2'. Both releases will include DVDs of Sky's surviving BBC TV appearances, including a concert at Hammersmith Odeon in 1980. Further reissues of the entire catalogue (much of which has been unavailable for many years) will continue throughout 2015, including an expanded 'Sky 3' which will feature the first ever DVD release of Sky's concert at Westminster Abbey in February 1981. More announcements will follow.