Swordfish’s collaboration with tf dates back to 2010 with Astralasia’s A Coloured In Dream (tf91) which was followed by Voyage Till Tomorrow (2012) and a very much under the radar album released with the The Use Of Ashes as Astralashes (tf170). Lalo Elijah is a equally welcomed as impressive new chapter of the as yet unfinished book and release in January 2021 under the Mushroom Project moniker, referring to the acid drenched masterpieces released by Astralasia’s next of kin Magic Mushroom Band.Swordfish: “Lalo Elijah was recorded in one take at 3am on a Sunday morning. It was a spur of the moment thing as we were asked while we were in the studio to do a short version of an old spirit track from their first LP. This was for an intended compilation of 60’s cover versions. All the other bands had done ones with vocals. As none of at session were singers we decided on that motif which then got embellished by Lalo Shifrin inspired riffs and solos. Total blow out, jammed and very off the cuff. It never made that compilation even in its edited form of 4 minutes as it was to different to everything else sounding folky and flowery.The band released the album, basically one track over two sides, in a tiny private run for friends and family. We thought the album deserves a bigger audience so here you go. Lalo Elijah will be released 30th of January 2021 in three colours (magenta, turqoise and grey vinyl) each in a limited and numbered edition of 100 copies.
Welcome to the brand new Tonefloat Records home. The new site incorporates both news and the store which were on separate platforms in the past. The buying process should be easier now and customers from The Netherlands and Belgium can now also order with iDeal, Bancontact etc.
Spending some time in the vaults has unearthed quite a few surprises. The store is packed with over 300 Tonefloat Records releases and dozens of related releases distributed in the past. Some of them unavailable for more than a decade, so allow yourself some time to explore the new store. You can use the search button for specific wants. Enjoy!
Meanwhile I am working on several new titles to be released in 2021, but the current situation and endless production times for vinyl mean that it's best to announce them once they are finished. Stay safe, stay tuned! Charles