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Festive purchase incentive programme

Merry non-denominational season’s greetings! Our dislike of queuing at the Post Office normally means we don’t encourage people to buy more records from us in the run-up to Christmas. But, it wouldn’t be Christmas without some form of cynical purchase incentive scheme, so we are offering people the chance to acquire vast quantities of CDs for ludicrously low prices. We have a big pile of unsold stock to shift, to make room for more unsold records next year. So take a look at some of our festive bundles and solve all your present-buying dilemmas with the minimal hassle of navigating…

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Nathaniel Robin Mann – Scraps 2 CD and book

A long, long time ago, before the highly controversial pigeon whistles project, before joining the ex-Gurkhas of the 1st Naumati Baja Gulmi UK, before he finally disappeared into the Brazilian jungle to make music with Wauja indigenous community of Xingu Province, Nathaniel Robin Mann / Animateddog actually wrote and recorded songs. Like a normal singer-songwriter. It sounds ridiculous now, but it's true. To prove it, in 2012, we released a 20-track compilation CD of his early material, including five specially-commissioned studio tracks and an Mbira song set recorded by Sherry Ostapovitch, soundtrack material from his work with director Mike Day, live tracks recorded by Peter Memmer in Madrid, and selected demos from his personal archive.

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Nathaniel Mann in Xingu Province

Nathaniel Mann sends his greetings from the Amazon rainforest, where he has been taking part in Musicians in Residence Brazil - a massive jolly, funded by the British Council and the PRS Foundation. He has been working in Mato Grosso with the State Orchestra and at the Instituto Homem Brasileiro (the Institute for the Brazilian Man).

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Nathaniel Robin Mann – first live outing for SF Cody

Nathaniel Robin Mann is back on the road, with three dates supporting Total Fiction, a new project by Jeremy Young (Sontag Shogun), filmmaker Paul Clipson and pianist Shinya Sugimoto. Nathan will be performing new material from his forthcoming album, based on the life and antics of Wild West showman and early pioneer of manned flight, Samuel Franklin Cody.

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Remembering the pigeons

On the 100th anniversary of George Butterworth’s death, we would like you to take time to remember the pigeons who worked so hard to win the 2015 George Butterworth Prize for composition, only to have the credit stolen by Nathaniel Robin Mann in one of the 21st century’s most blatant acts of inter-species cultural appropriation. Mann claimed the award for composing Pigeon Whistles – a series of live improvisations created entirely by a flock of enslaved pigeons in 2013. On receiving the award, Mann said, “It’s a great honour to receive the George Butterworth Prize. I have chosen to share…

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