Posts Tagged ‘de-evolution’

DEVO ‘Smooth Noodle Maps’ Deluxe LP/CD OUT NOW!

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Long out of print and never reissued, this year FUTURISMO invite you to snake through the chaos with a Deluxe limited edition of DEVO’s 1990 album – Smooth Noodle Maps!

An underrated gem, Smooth Noodle Maps might oddly be the most anticipated of all DEVO’s reissues. It’s title being a direct reference to the brain was perhaps an irony to fans left underwhelmed at the time, yet over the years this album has become warmly regarded a hardcore fan favourite, especially among those who were there to witness this record mirror an end to the excessive Eighties. Whether you’re a true believer or have just come to your senses, Smooth Noodle Maps will show you the way.

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Inspired by the concept of chaos theory, a theme inherent in de-evolution itself, Smooth Noodle Maps paralleled the bands own dissolution of order, yet the albums tight conceptual elements (the artwork featured animations of chaos motion developed by an actual laboratory) and arthouse pop make this a record hard not to love. Though it may have foreshadowed a hiatus for DEVO, Smooth Noodle Maps is a joyous enigma, a record demonstrating a stronghold of captivating tunes such as ‘Stuck In A Loop’ and “A Change Is Gonna Cum’, undoubtably hits in another time and space, whilst simultaneously playing off the arch humour and observation found on ’Jimmy’ and ‘Post Post-Modern Man’, all dusted with the intelligent foresight always expected of the band.
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This year, FUTURISMO give every truly discerning DEVO fan the out of print release they’ve been been craving, the follow up to last years Total Devo Deluxe – a limited pressing of Smooth Noodle Maps Deluxe. Each gatefold lp set includes 2x180g limited edition coloured vinyl in the choice of ‘Brain Drain’, ‘Postmodern Chaos’ or ‘Donut Glaze’ as well as a 2xCD gatefold digipak version. Included alongside the original album are remixes, demos and unheard tracks unearthed from the archives. The records come in a die-cut gatefold sleeve that enables an interchangeable cover, it contains a huge double sided poster with unseen pictures and new liner notes by Gerald V. Casale, plus a sheet of cut-out finger spinners.

DEVO’s Smooth Noodle Maps Deluxe is an essential addition to the collection of any spud stuck in a loop! This March it’s time to get smooth…only while stocks last!

DEVO > ‘Stuck In A Loop’ from Smooth Noodle Maps (Deluxe) LP

DEVO ‘Total Devo’ Deluxe 2xLP and 2xCD OUT NOW!

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Long out of print and never reissued on vinyl, FUTURISMO proudly present a super limited Deluxe edition of DEVO’s 1988 album – Total Devo, in time for its 30th Anniversary! Over the years this totally underrated lp has become a fan favourite, aswell as a prediction of these unsettling times we live in, so it seems only fitting it’s right now that Total Devo gets its first time reissue.

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Back in 1988, when the airwaves were being homogenized by vapid pop, DEVO set about creating their first album in four years. The result was this slice of overt irony, a dance orientated, back to basics, emotionally arch selection – including now classics ‘Baby Doll’ and ‘Disco Dancer’ – that twisted pop on it’s head by imitating in part the very music it mocked. Despite its industrial edge and unusual trademark quirk, the concept was perhaps so honest at the time that the joke was inevitably lost, but in the years since hindsight has it serving as a testament to another of DEVO‘s misunderstood works of art.
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This summer, FUTURISMO give every truly discerning DEVO fan the out of print release they’ve been been craving, a very limited pressing of Total Devo Deluxe. Each gatefold lp set includes 2x180g limited edition coloured vinyl in the choice of ‘Defcon Disco’, ‘Totally Agitated’ or ‘Happy Sad’. Included alongside the original album are remixes, demos and unheard tracks unearthed from the archives. The records come in a spot laminated gatefold sleeve that shows illustrations and logos when viewed in a certain light, it contains a huge double sided poster with unseen pictures and brand new liner notes by Gerald V. Casale of DEVO, and two collectable photographic postcards! Making this an essential addition to the collection of any agitated spud.

Available NOW from the FUTURISMO Online Store. Only while stocks last!

DEVO > ‘Baby Doll’ from Total Devo (Deluxe) LP

DEVO ‘EZ Listening Muzak’ Box Sets OUT NOW!

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Do you know your fondues from your fon-dont’s? Fear not spuds, DEVO and FUTURISMO bring you the perfect soundtrack to your space-age bachelor or bachelorette pad with 21 tracks of pure unhinged sophistication – DEVO’s EZ Listening Muzak.

Whether you’re entertaining guests with a bout of cheese and wine by the fire or throwing the cocktail party of the century, these mutated muzak lounge versions of DEVO classics such as ‘Whip It’, ‘Jocko Homo’ and ‘It’s A Beautiful World’ will be the perfect hors d’oeuvres for an evening of de-evolved fun.

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Originally created as pre-concert mood setters, popularity and sound board thievery led to EZ Listening Muzak being sold back in the early 80’s as two fan club only cassettes. For the first time since, these revered recordings are are officially released as Double Vinyl and Double CD Box Sets. But wait…also included alongside these cherished instrumentals of yesteryear is a Brand New EZ version of ‘Human Rocket’ – recorded exclusively for this release!

But thats not all guys and gals…oh no, also included inside this majestic Limited Edition Box Set is an exclusive DEVO Swizzle Stick – the Cocktail Stirrer of champions, an Election Pin Button, a large Double Sided Poster, Cocktail Recipes and Liner Notes by debonair man of the hour Gerald V.Casale.

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Super-fans take note, a handful of these Box Sets will be available with an ultra-limited DEVO Smoking Gown – the perfect silky wardrobe accompaniment for any cigar aficionado or seasoned entertainer of the sexual variety.

Coming 4th March 2016 for a Worldwide release, FUTURISMO present this dashing Gold Foiled Box containing either 2 x 140g Limited Coloured Vinyl – in your choice of Antique Walnut or Lava Lamp, or 2 x Compact Discs, both sure to instil your musical vocabulary with a mutated etiquette that can only be learnt from the gentlemen of DEVO. Isn’t it time you took it EZ?

Available to Pre-order SOON from the FUTURISMO Online Store, and available in all good record stores Worldwide from March.

DEVO > ‘Swelling, Itching Brain’ from EZ Listening Muzak