Mei Tahat - Dayworld
How to use the reserve function
If you'd like to purchase items from our site but want to save money on shipping costs, you can use our reserve function to combine your orders over an unlimited period of time, and ship them together for one combined shipping price when you are ready.Just hit the 'reserve' button at the checkout page as your shipping option when you've finished making your order, and your order will automatically be held in reserve here until you are ready for us to ship everything to you.
You can keep as many orders in reserve with us via our site as you like, until you are ready to ship. Just send us an email when you are ready to ship your reserve orders, and we will get in touch with the combined shipping price, or ship for free if you have exceeded the minimum order amount for free shipping to your address.
Can the reserve function be used to get free shipping? Yes - If your combined order total is more than £50 within the UK, over £150 within the EU, or over £225 worldwide, we'll ship your order to you via courier service, for free.
Here's a step by step guide to using it:
1. Click on the account icon to log into your account.
If you don't have an account, please click 'create account' to make one. If you had an account on the old RWDFWD site, please create a new one with the same email address used on the old site - this will ensure your previous orders are brought through to your new account.
2. Add records to your cart as normal.
3. When you're ready to check out, select 'ship'.
4. Then select 'Reserve items' on the shipping method list, then continue to payment.
5. Once payment is complete, your order will show in your account as 'unfulfilled'. We will have put all the products aside in reserve for you to combine with other orders and ship later in bulk.
6. When you're ready to ship all the items you have in reserve, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will calculate the shipping due and arrange for payment to be taken.
7. Sit tight and wait for your records to arrive in the post!
We offer free shipping on orders over a certain value
UK orders over £50
EU orders over £150
Worldwide over £225
This is automatically applied at checkout and reserve orders also count towards it.
EU Order info
Unfortunately, the UK is no longer part of the EU - This means that certain shipments sent to addresses there from us may be subject to tax and / or import duty - All orders sent from RWDWD are sent ‘DDU’ - That is, duty unpaid - any import tax and/or duty is the sole responsibility of the buyer.
If you would like to use our reserve function to group several orders into one large shipment, we can arrange for it to be sent tax and duty pre-paid so you don’t have to worry about it at a later date - Contact us for more information.
Title track Dayworld touches on the post-impressionist 20th century music of Olivier Messiaen and the shrill drones of composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki and György Ligeti, combining searching jazz-inflected melodic contours with the ambiguous tonal sound-worlds set out by these composers at the height of their careers. The waves of lush harmonics and gorgeous motivic development keep the record a few feet from the precipice though, with Mei Tahat astutely recognising when to pull back the reins and showing remarkable compositional restraint, even in this ostensibly improvisatory context.
Track 2 pushes a jazz-via-John-Cage vibe if it was presented on a tape cassette, swathes of spring reverb enveloping the pointillist licks of double bass and the off-kilter hi-hat shuffle. As the track unfurls, the groove is swamped by a sharp-edged synth line, its phrasing constantly shifting across bars to give a timeless feel to the music. Brilliant stuff.
On the flip we've got the massively fun I:Cube Remix of Dayworld, arming the A1 with an upbeat, funky percussive section, sucking some of the droning dissonance out of the original and pushing the birdsong to the fore - this'll be great for the dance floor, no question. Last but not least we return with the brief and brilliantly named "Shit Birds" - this is the strangest of them all, taking those pointillist phrases and contorting, stretching and generally messing the sh*t out of them until they take on an ethereal quality that evokes the most haunting work of Sun Ra.
Dayworld (I:Cube Rude remix)