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Mirrored-Dreams
Cover artwork to Plankton’s first release: Mirrored Dreams

How it all Began…

In 1977 the rock band SEA STONE, featuring young guitarist/singer/song writer Simon Law, had recorded and were ready to release their debut album, but no record label could be found to release their uncompromising Christian message to the world! So, Simon decided to take action by setting up his own label and Plankton Records was born (so named because we are the smallest fish in the great sea of record labels). In 1978, 1,000 vinyl LPs of the album Mirrored Dreams were pressed and released (which has become a much sought after collector’s item with mint condition copies known to have changed hands for £140.00 plus!) and after making a profit from the sales of the LP the money was ploughed back into the business.

Plankton Records, and its sister music publishing arm Sea Dream Music (see about Sea Dream Music page) which Simon had previously set up, were brought together under the ‘umbrella’ name of SANDCASTLE PRODUCTIONS.

Keith Dixon at Greenbelt in ‘THE’ T-shirt!
Keith Dixon at Greenbelt in the what became known as the Plankton eye chart T-shirt!

Many other Christian artists have had releases on the label, most of whom we’ve come into contact with through Plankton’s presence at the Greenbelt Arts Festival for whom we ran the sadly missed Musician’s Advice Tent on the Fringe for a number of years. Keith Dixon became a partner in 1991 after having initially come into contact with Plankton Records when the band Medals, for whom he looked after the live sound and management/administration, released a cassette mini-album Blue Blood through the label. Simon and Keith ran the record label whilst working together for the Christian charity The Wavelength Trust were they worked in churches, schools and prisons across the UK, sharing about their faith and Simon performing both solo and with his band (when available).

In 1996, following a long time of working together, Simon and Keith went their separate ways work-wise as Simon fulfilled a long held desire and was ordained as a curate in the Church of England. Keith started working in the studio of the children’s audio company CYP Limited. With these new jobs and vocations, the output of releases from Plankton inevitably slowed until they actually stopped.

Simon Law on stage
Simon Law on stage with Fresh Claim at Greenbelt

Then in 2006, following a five year hiatus, Keith decided to get Plankton Records active and working again in his spare time and he started with new CD projects with people such as old Plankton friend Ben Okafor, new band Mohabir Sisters and of course Simon’s long time band Fresh Claim who kept performing wherever and whenever the opportunity arose which included the annual Greenbelt Festival. To this day, Simon still helps out with managing one of the venues at the festival and playing with his band Fresh Claim whenever and wherever the opportunity arises!

Keith then set up the first Plankton Records website with news & information and an on-line shop that at last made our releases available on-line to answer the demand of people from all around the world who have frequently emailed him frustrated that they couldn’t get hold of Plankton products anywhere.

Keith has now placed a wide selection of our most recent and classic releases (including some titles no longer being available on a ‘physical’ format) onto all of the major digital music download and streaming sites worldwide, so Plankton’s music can be downloaded and listened to on your computer, tablet, phone or MP3 player anywhere in the world!

Because of his experiences in getting Plankton’s music available digitally worldwide and all of the hurdles and administration he overcame and the knowledge he acquired, Keith set up and now also runs a digital music aggregation service called DOXMEDIA (Check out their website www.doxmedia.co.uk or follow them on Facebook or Twitter) and in mid 2014 he also launched a new venture called DOX MUSIC SERVICES through which Keith can offer his experience, knowledge and skills regarding aspects of music copyright, registration, recording, manufacturing and distribution to writers, artists and creatives on a consultancy basis (Check out the website www.doxmusic.co.uk or follow them on Facebook or Twitter).

Keith still looks after all of the day to day running of Plankton Records in addition to his other ventures. Simon is a busy Vicar in Essex and whilst now not involved in the day to day running of the label he is still very much around in an advisory role and also oversees the accounts!

And finally, for those of you who’d like to know everything about the record label, here is the complete list of  all of our releases, starting with the most recent and working all the back to how it all began!

Complete Discography

CD= Compact Disc. Digital= Available as digital music. MC= Cassette. 7″= 7″ vinyl. LP= 12″ vinyl

CD-website shop = CD available to buy from this website (See shop or discography pages/sections).

Digital-all sites = Available from ALL leading music download and streaming sites Worldwide (including iTunes and Amazon)

ARTIST TITLE Released Cat No Availability
  
 
Nine Beats Collective Nine Beats to the Bar – album 2017 PCDN 172 (CD, digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

Nine Beats Collective ft. Rev Vince Anderson #blessed – single 2017 PLANCD022 Digital – all sites
Nine Beats Collective ft. Ambassada Kosi – single 2017 PLANCD021 Digital – all sites
Nine Beats Collective ft. Heatherlyn What Can Love Create?- single 2017 PLANCD020 Digital – all sites
Nine Beats Collective ft. Mikael R Andreasen Nine Beats to the Bar – single 2017 PLANCD019 Digital – all sites
Ian Ventress Mama – single 2016 PLANCD018 (Digital) Digital – all sites
Matt JR Hurley Raising Questions – EP 2016 PCDN 171 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

Matt JR Hurley Pebbles – single 2016 PLANCD017 (Digital) Digital – all sites
The Darn Funk Orchestra Soul Food – album 2016 PCDN 170 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all stores

Echo You’re All I Need to Get By – EP 2015 PLANCD015 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

Claire Grace Fall deeper – single 2015 PLANCD014 (Digital) Digital – all stores
Disciplemakers Harvest Fields – EP 2015 PLANCD013 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

Vivienne Neville, Liz Clarke, Jackie Morris Bates, Mary-Kathryn What a Friend We Have – album 2014 PCDN 169 (Digital) Digital – all sites
Liz Clarke Destiny – album 2014 PCDN 168 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

Vivienne Neville, Liz Clarke, Jackie Morris Bates, Mary-Kathryn What a Friend We Have in Jesus – single 2014 PLANCD012 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

Echo Bought Not Souled – album 2014 PCDN 167 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

Ben Okafor Mandela – single 2013 PLANCD779 (Digital) Digital – all stores
Vivienne Neville & Liz Clarke Mary Did You Know? – single 2012 PLANCD011 (Digital) Digital – all stores
Vivienne Neville & Liz Clarke Emmanuel – album 2011 PCDN 166 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

Liz Clarke I Think About Jesus – single 2011 PLANCD010 (Digital) Digital – all stores
Vivienne Neville Angels – single 2011 PLANCD009 (Digital) Digital – all sites
 Liz Clarke  Path of Dreams – album  2011  PCDN 165 (CD, Digital)  CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

 Vivienne Neville & Liz Clarke  Advent – EP  2010  PLANCD008 (CD, Digital)  CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

 Vivienne Neville  Veiled in Mystery – album  2010  PCDN 164 (CD, Digital)  CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

 Viv Neville  Holy One – EP  2008  PLANCD008 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

Various Volume One – EP 2008 IMCD001 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

Ben Okafor Child of Biafra – album 2007 PCDN 163 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

Fresh Claim Backdated Claims / Songs from the Rock Communion – double album 2007 PCDN 162 (CD) CD – website shop
 Fresh Claim  Backdated Claims – album  2007  PCDN 162 (Digital) Digital – all site
 Ben Okafor  Acoustic Close-Up – album  2006  PCDN 161 (CD, Digital)  CD – website shop

Digital – all site

 Mohabir Sisters  Feel the Power – album  2006  PCDN 160 (CD, Digital)  CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

 Ben Okafor  Generation (Expanded & Remastered) – album  2006 PCDN 159 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

 Ignite Youth Ministry The Basics – album  2001  PCN 158 (MC)  Deleted
 Nigel James  The Right Track – album  2000  PCN 157 (MC)  Deleted
Ben Okafor Coffee with Lazarus – album 2000 PCDN 156 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital -all sites

Drottnar Spiritual Battle – album 2000 PCDN 155 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital -all sites

Nigel James Big Ideas With… – album 1998 PCN 154 (MC) Deleted
Various Plankton. The First 20 Years – album 1998 PCDN 153 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

Ben Okafor See Me Now – EP 1998 PLANCD006(CD,Digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

Stuart Elwin Living in the Dark – album 1998 PCN 152 (MC, Digital) Digital – all sites

MC – email for details

Fresh Claim Songs from the Rock Communion – album 1997 PCN 151 (MC, Digital) Digital – all sites

MC – website shop

 Marc Catley & The Flaming Methodists  Char – album  1996  PCDN 150 (CD, Digital)  CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

 Various  Guar-A-Gig Live! – album  1996 PCDN 149 (CD, MC)  CD – website shop

MC – email for details

 Cliff Bergdahl  The Cry of Urgency  1996  PCDN 148 (CD, Digital, MC) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

MC – email for details

 Various  Grenbelt Fringe ’95 – album  1995  PCDN 147 (CD)  Deleted
 Fresh Claim  Broken – mini album  1995  PCDN 146 (CD, Digital, MC) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

MC – email for details

 The Newshounds  Newshounds – album 1995  PCN 145 (Digital, MC) Digital – all sites

MC – website shop (part of double MC pack)

 Paley’s Watch  November – album  1994  PCDN 144 (CD)  CD – website shop
 Marc Catley & the Flaming Methodists No Tomorrow – album  1994  PCN 143 (MC) MC – email for details
 Fresh Claim & Friends  The Rock Communion – album  1994  PCN 142 (MC)  Deleted
 Stuart Elwin  Discerning Reality – album  1994  PCN 141 (MC) MC – email for details
 True Addiction  Volume 1 – EP  1994  PLANC005 (MC)  Deleted
 Fresh Claims  Outstanding Claims – album  1993  PCN 140 (Digital, MC) Digital – all sites

MC- website shop

 Marc Catley & Band  Hot Air For Jesus – album  1993  PCN 139 (MC)  MC- email for details
 Out of Darkness  The Celebration Club Sessions – album  1993  PCDN 138 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

 Ben Okafor  Generation – album  1992  PCDN 137

(CD, MC)

CD – Deleted

MC – email for details

 Solid Air  Overtime Now – album  1992  PCDN 136 (MC)  Deleted
 Marc Catley  Make the Tea – album  1992  PCDN 135 (CD, Digital, MC) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

MC – email for details

 Marc Catley  The Peel of Hope – album  1992  PCN 777 (MC)  Deleted
 Fresh Claim  In Times of Rain – mini album  1992  PCN 134 (MC)  MC – email for details
 Marc Catley & Geoff Mann  Fine Difference – album  1992  PCDN 133 (CD, Digital) CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

 Playing for Keeps  Positive Alternative – album  1992  SD006 (MC)  Deleted
 Fresh Claim  Soapbox – EP  1991  PCN 132 (Digital, MC) Digital – all songs

MC – Deleted

 Trevor Speaks  To Eric – mini album  1991  PCN 131 (Digital, MC) Digital -all sites

MC – email for details

 Mar Catley & Geoff Mann The Off the End of the Pier Show – album  1991  PCDN 130

(CD, digital, MC)

CD – website shop

Digital – all sites

MC – email for details

 Various  Light Factory – album  1991  PCN 129 (MC) MC- website shop (part of double MC pack)
 Medals  The Demo Tape – EP  1991  SD005 (MC)  Deleted
 Medals  Blue Blood  1990  PCN 128 (MC)  MC – email for details
 Fresh Claim  Don’t Wanna Be Like – single  1989  SD004 (MC)  Deleted
 Fresh Claim  Hud’s Continental – mini album  1989  PCN 127 (MC)  Deleted
 Solid Air  Pride & Pain – album  1989  PCN 126 (MC)  Deleted
 Catch 22  Acoustic Energy – EP  1989  SD003 (MC)  Deleted
 Fresh Claim  No Claims Bonus (Live) – album  1988  PCN 125 (Digital, MC) Digital – all sites

MC – Deleted

 Zipcodes  Sold Sight Unseen – album 1988  PCN 124 (MC)  Deleted
 Marc Catley & Geoff Mann  In Difference – album  1988  PCN 123 (MC) Deleted
 Catch 22  The Cry From Within  1988  PCN 122 (MC)  Deleted
 Fresh Claim  Odd One Out – mini album  1987  PCN 121 (MC) Deleted
 Ruth Turner / Cheryl Mead  The Cry of Love – album  1987  PCN 120 (MC)  Deleted
 Really Free Band  Never Surrender – album  1987  PKN 119 (LP)  LP – email for details
 Hampshire Primary School Choir  Sing a New Song – single  1987  PLANK 004 (7″)  7″ – email for details
 Pete Ward  Distance Grows – EP  1986  PCN 118 (Digital, MC)  Digital – all sites

MC – Deleted

 Catch 22  The Single – single  1986  PLANK 003 (7″)  7″ – email for details
 Solid Air  Way Past Bedtime – album  1986  PCN 117 (MC)  Deleted
 Various  Light Factory / Bus Stops – album  1986  PCN 116 (MC)  Deleted
 Marc Catley  Classical Acoustic Rock – album  1985 PCN 115 (MC)  Deleted
 The Crimeless Criminals  Soul Inspiring – EP  1985  PCN 114 (MC)  Deleted
 Really Free Band  Jesus Our Love – EP  1985  PCN 113 (MC)  Deleted
 Really Free Band  Reverence – EP  1985  PCN 112 (MC)  Deleted
 Pete Ward  Unusual Shade – EP  1985  PCN 111 (Digital, MC) Digital – all sites

MC – Deleted

 Catch 22  The Demo – EP  1985  SD002 (MC)  Deleted
 Various  Greenbelt Fringe ’84 – album  1984  PCN 110 (MC)  Deleted
 W6 Theatre Co  Wenzani – album 1984  PCN 109 (MC)  Deleted
 Intransit  Out of the Dark – EP  1984  PCN 108 (MC)  Deleted
 Solid Air  It Ain’t Gonna Happen – album  1984  PCN 107 (MC)  Deleted
 Bahumutsi  Umongikazi (The Nurse) / The Hungry Earth – album  1983  PCN 106 (MC)  Deleted
 Pete Ward  Between the Eyes – EP  1983  PCN 105  (CD)  Deleted
 Steve Swallow  So Long Held Back – EP  1983  PCN 104 (MC) Never released
 Pete Ward  Ron Goes to Town – EP  1983  PCN 103 (MC)  Deleted
 Sea Stone  The Rejected Statistic  1983  PCN 102 (MC)  Never released
 Pete Ward  Barber St Two Track – EP  1982  SD001 (MC)  Deleted
 Sea Stone  Against the Tine – EP  1982  PLANK 002 (7″) 7″ – email for details
 Sea Stone  Summer Fever – Single  1980  PLANK 001 (7″)  7″ – email for details
 Sea Stone  Mirrored Dream – Album  1978  PKN 101

(Digital, LP)

Digital – all sites

LP- deleted