Exposé Online banner

10 Years of Fruits de Mer - The Incomplete Angler

Those of you who are faithful followers of Exposé will know that we have been promoting Fruits de Mer and its side labels and releases from nearly its first year. Now music journalist and author Dave Thompson has written a book chronicling the past ten years as a celebration of this milestone.

by Henry Schneider, Published 2018-02-15

Dave Thompson - The Incomplete Angler coverTo celebrate Fruits de Mer Records becoming a pre-teen, Dave Thompson has written a 300 page book chock full of stories, album art, photos, etc. detailing the history of Fruits de Mer, including a full discography of this small, collectible, and excellent label. Originally scheduled for publication in April, The Incomplete Angler will hit the streets in March. The book is available directly from Dave Thompson.

And, as Keith Jones of FdM says:

The FdM members club edition won't be out until May - I'm going to do my best to have some copies at our Glastonbury gig and I'll have a chat with Nick at Heyday about how we handle international sales after that - the book will be remarkably similar, other than a different cover and a few extra pages of black and white photos, but I'll be adding in a few extras such as the Ilona V 7" to make it worth the wait.

There'll only be 200 members club copies - so if you're worried about missing out, or you want both, or you can't wait to read all about your my favourite record label - you can order the 'official edition' now from Dave.

I saw a pre-publication version of the book when visiting Andy Bracken in January and I am impressed! This is an excellent addition to your musical library.


Filed under:

Related artist(s): Dave Thompson

More info
http://davethompsonbooks.wordpress.com/423-2/recent-titles/10-years-of-fruits-de-mer-th
http://expose.org/index.php/articles/display/the-fruits-de-mer-interview-6.html

Latest news

2019-04-24
Help MoonJune Bring Great Music to Life – Like many music lovers around the world, we’ve been thrilled and amazed to hear the recordings that have been released by MoonJune from sessions at La Casa Murada in Spain. Such label stalwarts as Mark Wingfield, Markus Reuter, Asaf Sirkis, Tony Levin, Dusan Jevtovic, Vasil Hadzimanov, and many more have gathered in various combinations at the studio to produce some of the most creative music in recent years. Now, label head Leonardo Pavkovic is offering a compilation, La Casa Murada - MoonJune Sessions, Volume One, as a fundraiser for upcoming sessions. » Read more

2019-04-10
The Pineapple Thief to Tour North America – November and December of 2019 will see The Pineapple Thief bringing their music to Canada, Mexico, and the US, and famed drummer Gavin Harrison will be on board. The band has been touring extensively in Europe, but North America will be new territory for them. » Read more

2019-03-25
Scott Walker RIP – Noel Scott Engel, better known as Scott Walker, was one of the most intriguing and enigmatic musical figures in the second half of the 20th Century. His strange career started with The Walker Brothers, an American pop group that featured no one named Walker and no brothers. After moving to England in 1965, they had a series of hit singles. Scott's solo work started with Scott in 1967. Starting in the 80s, his work took an increasingly avant-garde turn. » Read more

2019-03-20
Freedom to Spend Unearths June Chikuma's Archives – Jun (June) Chikuma is well known for her video game and anime soundtracks, but she also released an album of experimental electronic music back in 1986 called Divertimento where she indulged the kind of spontaneity that wouldn't work in a soundtrack. RVNG Int'l label Freedom to Spend is bringing this overlooked item to broader attention with a deluxe reissue. » Read more

2019-03-03
Seaprog 2019 Lineup Almost Complete – The Seaprog festival in Seattle is scheduled for June 7-9 this year, and they've announced their lineup of performers. The revitalized Trettioåriga Kriget will cap Friday night, perennial favorites Marbin are on Saturday, and District 97 will finish off the fest on Sunday night. In support, they've booked a stellar variety of artists from the Northwest and around the world, including EchoTest, Markus Reuter and Trey Gunn, and the live debut of the amazing Troot project. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Walt Ribiero - I.I – Walt Ribeiro is an American composer in his early 20s, influenced both by classical music and modern rock. I.I is probably best described as post-modern classical music. It consists of twelve pieces,...  (2008) » Read more

Martin Gordon - God's on His Lunchbreak (Please Call Back) – Now that bassist Martin Gordon has established himself across two creditable solo records together with a crackshot band that suits his clever muse, it’s clear that he has some more pop rock damage...  (2006) » Read more

Aka Moon - Invisible Sun – Invisible Sun is the tenth release by Aka Moon whose name derives from the band members’ experience with the Aka pygmies of central Africa. Invisible Sun is a part of Aka Moon’s musical triptych...  (2001) » Read more

Amorphis - Am Universum – Back when I was in my early teens, I went through a phase where I liked heavy metal. Black Sabbath’s Paranoid was my favorite LP. That phase didn’t last very long, and I haven’t...  (2001) » Read more

Eloy Fritsch - Cyberspace – I’ve heard Brazilian Eloy Fritsch’s name before, but had not heard him until now. Nicely layered arrangements float serenely by. The emphasis is on orchestral-sounding synthesizers, with...  (2001) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues