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ACKER RECORDS (GERMANY)
ACKER 026EP RAUSCH, CARSTEN: Ballin 12″ (ACKER 026EP) 12.00
On “I Can See It” Carsten Rausch upholsters an elegantly-designed, minimal house groove with light melodic entries and vocals from Dan Morro (Funkwerkstatt), exuding a natural casualness as well as an understated erotic feeling. “What Are You Doing” comes with a lot of housey warmth. Adding an extra pinch of rhythmic spice, this title soars up to sweaty dancefloor thrust. On the remix, Mollono.Bass combines the casual club atmosphere of “I Can See It” with bubbling dub techno.
ANN AIMEE (NETHERLANDS)
INERTIA 003EP VA: Inertia #3 12″ (INERTIA 003EP) 12.50
The third in the Inertia series with four brand-new and exclusive techno cuts, taken straight from the Inertia compilation. Things open with the dark, skipping beats of Stroboscopic Artefacts boss Lucy, before veteran Berlin producer and label boss Milton Bradley layers plenty of filter and reverb over a kicking beat for his textured effort, “Sequence 1.” Mike Dehnert contributes some ravey techno loops before the EP is brought to a close with some gray-scale bleakness from Belgium’s Ozka.
INERTIA 004EP VA: Inertia #4 12″ (INERTIA 004EP) 12.50
The final of four in the Inertia series with four new exclusive techno tracks. Skudge are as economical yet efficient as you’d expect with their booming “Pollution,” before Conforce designs yet more lush sounds with his deep technoid cut. Cosmin TRG confounds expectations again with his rusty, rolling cut before Fachwerk co-founder Sascha Rydell gets a little spaced-out on his kinetic and melancholic effort, “Rainy Days.”
ARAS (GERMANY)
ARAS 001EP GALLUZZI & DANA RUH, ANDRE: Trambolla/Thelema 12″ (ARAS 001EP) 12.50
Taking its cues from their label nights at Berlin’s Panorama Bar, André Galluzzi and Dana Ruh have solidified ARAS into an imprint based around expanding upon the creative energy that they both share. With “Trambolla,” the EP begins with tribal beats and infectious arrangements that seamlessly build upon each other. The percussion especially stands out amongst the Latin-tinged bongos, hi-hats, and hand claps. “Thelema” demonstrates Galluzzi and Ruh’s equal comfort in creating darker and heavily pounding tracks.
AURORA (UK)
AU 5001LP FANTASY: Paint A Picture LP (AU 5001LP) 22.00
This sophisticated collection of Mellotron-fuelled progressive rock originally appeared in the UK only in December of 1973. It sank without a trace, and is now considered one of the rarest albums of the era. It’s finally available again here on 180 gram vinyl, making it a must for fans of classic British prog. Gatefold sleeve.
BANG! RECORDS (SPAIN)
BANG 057LP DRONES, THE: A Thousand Mistakes 2LP (BANG 057LP) 30.50
Australia’s The Drones are back. After five albums, 10 years touring and a deserved break for a rest and personal projects, The Drones come back on tour, presenting a new album of old songs re-recorded as they are seen by their authors these days, or as they were expected to be back in the day. This revision of rarely-played tracks is a new introduction to the darkest side of the music built by this band which has meant the change, evolution and new kind of sound from Down Under. This record comes housed in a double gatefold deluxe vinyl sleeve.
BECAUSE MUSIC (FRANCE)
BEC 5181086 MR. OIZO: Stade 2 LP+CD (BEC 5181086) 25.00
French electronic musician and film director Quentin Dupieux, best known by his pseudonym Mr. Oizo (pronounced “wah-zoh”) releases Stade 2. Marking his fourth album, Oizo takes his eccentricity to a new level with one of the most intriguing upcoming releases to date. Performed, recorded and mixed at the Edgecliff-Gym Studio while in L.A., it combines an eclectic mix of sounds from the digital flute on the track “Ska” to the erratic electro-beats on “Douche Beat,” creating a fantastical blend of the unexpected. Previous credits also include the single “Flat Beat,” made wildly popular in Europe when used in a series of Levi’s commercials, and selling over 3 million copies of the EP. Listen to the song “France7″ off the new album and check out the Levi’s video, as well as the album art and tracklist. Housed in a 12” sleeve + spot varnish + 60×60 cm poster + CD album.
BLACK SAINT/SOUL NOTE (ITALY)
BXS 1008CD MOTIAN, PAUL: The Complete Remastered Recordings 6CD BOX (BXS 1008CD) 36.00
“Jazz drummer, percussionist and composer Paul Motian first came to prominence in the late ’50s with the pioneering trio of pianist Bill Evans. Motian has since worked in an array of contexts, and has led a number of groups. He is one of the most influential modern drummers, having played an important role in freeing the drummer from strict time-keeping duties. This set features six of Motian’s classic albums at a special low price.” Albums: The Story Of Maryam, Jack Of Clubs, Misterioso, Notes, One Time Out, Flux And Change.
BXS 1009CD DIXON, BILL: The Complete Remastered Recordings 9CD BOX (BXS 1009CD) 40.00
“Bill Dixon organized and produced the October Revolution in Jazz in New York City and founded the Jazz Composers Guild. He was relatively little recorded during this period, though he co-led some releases with Archie Shepp and appeared on Cecil Taylor’s Blue Note record Conquistador! in 1966. He played the trumpet, flugelhorn and piano, often using electronic delay and reverberation as part of his trumpet playing. This set features nine of Dixon’s classic albums at a special low price.” Albums: Bill Dixon In Italy – Volume One, Bill Dixon In Italy – Volume Two, November 1981, Thoughts, Son Of Sisyphus, Vade Mecum, Vade Mecum II, Papyrus – Volume I, Papyrus – Volume II.
BXS 1010CD MURRAY, DAVID: The Complete Remastered Recordings 5CD BOX (BXS 1010CD) 36.00
“David Murray plays mainly tenor saxophone and sometimes bass clarinet. He has recorded prolifically for many record labels since the mid-1970s. Murray was initially influenced by free jazz musicians such as Albert Ayler and Archie Shepp. He gradually evolved a more diverse style in his playing and compositions. Murray’s use of the circular breathing technique has enabled him to play astonishingly long phrases. This set features five of Murray’s albums at a special low price.” Albums: Ming, Home, Murray’s Steps, New Life, Hope Scope.
BOO-HOORAY GALLERY
BH 003LP ENDLESS BOOGIE: Twenty-Minute Jam: Getting Out of the City LP (BH 003LP) 30.00
“‘Bootleg’ LP – some rehearsal jams from the last few years and silk screened covers. This is an edition of 400.” Silkscreened cover.
BH 006EP HAMBURGER, NEIL: Live At Taylor Brigode’s Bachelor Party 7″ (BH 006EP) 11.00
“Live At Taylor Brigode’s Bachelor Party was recorded at Zelo Pizzeria, Arcadia, California, Friday, May 13th, 2011.” On pink vinyl.
BOO EW WOOD, ED: Ed Wood’s Sleaze Paperbacks Book (BOO EW) 42.00
“The fully-illustrated catalog for Boo-Hooray’s exhibit of Wood’s sleaze paperbacks contains extensive commentary by exhibit curators Michael Daley and Johan Kugelberg on the publications and their history, as well as extensive quotations from the books themselves and a poetic homage to Wood by Ricky Luanda of the legendary band Chain Gang.” Edition of 750 copies; 100 pages; perfect bound; full color; fully annotated.
SMRGS 001LP MACLISE/TONY CONRAD/JACK SMITH, ANGUS: Dreamweapon I LP (SMRGS 001LP) 30.00
Limited 2nd pressing. “Mostly unheard live recordings of Angus MacLise, Tony Conrad, and Jack Smith from the MacLise tape archive. In a silkscreened sleeve. Available only on LP! Edition of 500.” Limited to one per customer.A1: Les Evening Gowns Damnées (December 20 1964) (16:48)B1: S.O.S. (Ca. 1968) (13:28)
SMRGS 002LP MACLISE/TONY CONRAD, ANGUS: Dreamweapon III LP (SMRGS 002LP) 30.00
Limited 2nd pressing. “A second LP of previously unheard recordings of Angus MacLise and Tony Conrad from the MacLise tape archives. Remastered from the original tapes.” Edition of 500 copies. Limited to one per customer.Tracklist: A1. Untitled (recorded October 18, 1968 at Tony Conrad’s NYC loft) (15:27)B1. Short Drum and Viola parts 1 & 2 (circa 1969) (4:49)B2. Druid’s Leafy Nest (undated) (7:26)B3. Early Jams (undated) (6:46)
SMRGS 003LP MACLISE/HETTY MACLISE, ANGUS: Dreamweapon II LP (SMRGS 003LP) 30.00
“Boo-Hooray is pleased to announce the release of a new LP of Angus MacLise recordings: Dreamweapon II. Previously available an extremely limited run as a giveaway CD-R available exclusively at the opening of the Dreamweapon exhibit in May, this new LP release features previously-unreleased material from the Angus MacLise audio archive. This LP release features extended and remastered versions of four of the tracks from the giveaway CD-R. The LP, issued in a limited run of 500 unnumbered copies, comes in a screen-printed sleeve and includes a risograph-printed insert featuring a miniature facsimile of year, a broadside poster by Angus MacLise originally issued in 1965.” Limited to one per customer.
BPITCH CONTROL (GERMANY)
BPC 239EP NEGROT, AEREA: It’s Lover, Love Remixes 12″ (BPC 239EP) 12.00
First official single taken from the full length Arabxilla (BPC 240CD/LP). The album track “It’s Lover, Love” gets a remix by Philip Bader and Kiki. Plus, there’s also Ricardo Villalobos’ house mix of the track “Miss You” (original version appears on the Right Body, Wrong Time EP, BPC 237EP).
BPC 243EP SKINNERBOX: Mary Of Exeter 12″ (BPC 243EP) 12.00
This is Skinnerbox’s second BPC release. On this EP, the two Berliners Olaf Hilgenfeld and Iftah Gabbai celebrate their vision of modern dancefloor music in four epic tracks. Their sound ranges from Skinnerbox’s trademark — live avant-jazz fragments — to extensively atmospheric melodies to opulent electro compositions. The surprisingly catchy tracks are effortlessly held together with an aggressive house beat, which even turns the jazzy, crazy homage to Coltrane entitled “Jupiter Variations” into a floor-filler.
BPC 244LP DILLON: This Silence Kills LP+CD (BPC 244LP) 18.00
Limited LP version, including a free CD of the album. Debut album for the singer and pianist Dominique Dillon de Byington aka Dillon, who has made a winding journey from Brazil to Berlin via Cologne. Dillon is inspired by Billie Holiday, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Buckley, and highly recommended by DJ Koze. Everyone knows that DJ Koze has prophetic qualities, and not just since he began dropping tracks under his guru pseudonym Swhaimi. You see, many years before, he also waxed oracular about the singer Dominique Dillon de Byington, aka Dillon: “She sings comfortably imperfect and true. She has character. I like her. She has a bright future ahead of her.” And that future once prophesied by the wise Hamburg resident about the young artist from Berlin is now, as Dillon has sat down at her piano many times during the past few years and written captivating, quiet songs that definitely should be heard extremely loud. This Silence Kills was co-produced by Tamer Özgönenc and Thies Mynther in Hamburg during Winter 2011.
CAPTURED TRACKS
CT 121EP MINKS: Araby 7″ (CT 121EP) 6.00
“Previously released on cassette tape, the Minks’ single ‘Araby’ is seeing it’s proper release on vinyl 7″ along with the glistening B-side ‘Little Fawn.”
CT 122EP HEAVENLY BEAT: Suday/Desire 7″ (CT 122EP) 6.00
“New project of Beach Fossils bassist John Pena, Heavenly Beat Suday is upbeat pop perfection.”
CT 123EP DIVE: Sometime/Corvalis 7″ (CT 123EP) 6.00
“Zachary Cole Smith of Beach Fossils launched his new project Dive by becoming the hardest working live band in Brooklyn. Check out his debut 7″ ‘Sometime’/’Corvalis.'”
CT 124CD SOFT MOON, THE: Total Decay CD (CT 124CD) 10.00
“Coming up on a year since their debut self-titled LP release, The Soft Moon presents Total Decay. Luis Vasquez continues to conjure a sound fueled tempest that intoxicates with its own post-apocalyptic dust in this new EP, which will he released on Halloween, fittingly. What began as a side-project has quickly gathered a cult following that has culled a spotlight in its own right, no longer in a cloaked corner. After two stirring 7 inches and a full album, it was apparent that Vasquez is digging his own niche, an intimate well-spoken whisper, carrying a heavy load of synths that creep and drums that command an uncontrollable pull from within. This intimate peak into another world, Vasquez’s mind, has garnered a number of comparisons to some of the most iconic and influential hands of the post-punk and kraut rock movement.”
CT 124EP SOFT MOON, THE: Total Decay 12″ (CT 124EP) 12.00
12″ version.
CT 125LP BLOUSE: Blouse LP (CT 125LP) 16.00
LP version with download code. “Blouse is based out of a warehouse in Portland, Oregon. This self-titled debut LP will show Blouse in a new light and to a larger audience. The album is more of an unveiling as each song rolls out the map of new territory that Blouse is claiming, this new wavy sound that is all their own. Hiltons’ powerfully alluring voice guides this experience in a dream-like manner. Blouse has hit their stride with this release and will have listeners beckoning’ for more.”
CAROLINE
CAR 7529BOX MISFITS: The Misfits Box Set 4CD BOX (CAR 7529BOX) 56.50
1996 coffin-shape boxset featuring the Misfits albums Collection I, Collection II, Legacy Of Brutality, Evilive, Earth A.D., Static Age and Sessions. Also: a 28-page full-color booklet and the “special enamel Fiends Club” badge.
CIRCUS COMPANY (FRANCE)
CCS 060EP DAVE AJU: All Together Now 12″ (CCS 060EP) 12.00
This EP introduces Dave Aju’s forthcoming album project exploring vintage, inherited recordings as sound sources. “All Together Now” bridges gaps of various kinds, from lo-fi and hi-fi to under water and outer space, with classic-flavored dynamic percussive elements, spiraling futuristic leads and melodic synth work sprinkled with Aju’s distinctive voice. Amsterdam’s San Proper’s remix is a rugged take on the track, complete with cool guitar licks, modular effects, and contrasting additional vocal stylings.
CIVIL (UK)
CIV 028EP KUHN: Slime Beach EP 12″ (CIV 028EP) 15.00
“Slime Beach is a slinky angry rasta crunk explosion. Ranging from futurist hip-hop a la Low End Theory through Chi-Town juke to post-dubstep, Kuhn’s sound is raw, energetic and individual. Following a youthful decade of producing beats between New York and Boston, 22 -year-old Bennett Kuhn has honed in on a sound that spans a wide range of contemporary electronic music.”
CIV 030EP DARLING FARAH: Division 12″ (CIV 030EP) 15.00
“Four tracks of deep soulful house/techno, slightly harder and more jacking than previous outings. Darling Farah returns with his second EP of 2011. Entitled Division, the Detroit-born producer offers four tracks that journey further into deep house, techno and machine-soul. The EP grabs you from the offset, while dream-like qualities wash over the listener they contrast perfectly with an offbeat, energetic 4/4 backbone.”
CLOWN & SUNSET (CANADA)
CS 007EP JAAR, NICOLAS: Don’t Break My Love 10″ (CS 007EP) 12.50
The rhythms on Nicolas Jaar’s Don’t Break My Love EP unravel slowly. As the songs progress, they fill up with rapid-fire hi-hats and mechanical percussion. The faster strikes meet slower beats and the songs seem to stretch — pulled in both directions almost ad infinitum. Nico has been singing more and sampling less lately, and the EP foreshadows an evolving sound within Clown & Sunset.
COMPOST (GERMANY)
COMP 380CD PITCHBEN: Pitchslap CD (COMP 380CD) 15.50
This is the debut full-length album from Pitchben on Compost Records. The story of Pitchben is one about consistency. It’s the ’80s. A young boy is growing up to the soundtrack of electro funk, drawing influence from the likes of Jackson, The Whispers and D-Train, developing a genuine passion for music. This root of funk has been a constant since his childhood. Exploring new territories in the ’90s, Pitchben, known as M-Tech at the time, started to DJ and produce at the young age of 13. Working the turntables like an instrument, he became one of the key figures in the world of scratching and turntablism. In 2002, he won the German DMC finals with a scratched interpretation of Break Machine’s “Street Dance.” Since this rather intense excursion, Pitchben has been focusing on production, sound-design and audio engineering, crafting his own music and also co-producing the works of other artists such as six-time DJ World Champion, Rafik. Unsatisfied with the home-studio path that has been taken by most contemporary musicians, it is has become his mission to not only bring back that authentic ’80s sound, but to join the authentic production style of that era with a modern touch. This means: real scores for authentic string and brass sections were recorded by top-notch musicians while the featured vocalists present skill levels easily comparable to those of ’80s singers. This teams up with huge synths and drums, creating the fresh, big sound that can only be produced in a modern studio environment. In 2010, Compost Records signed Pitchben for a full-length album immediately after receiving only a two-track demo. Pitchben is currently preparing for live appearances consisting of a DJ set and a full stage show featuring a live guitarist, electric bass player and vocalists.
COMPOST DISCO (GERMANY)
CODIS 004EP GAZOO, JOHN: Midnight Runner 12″ (CODIS 004EP) 12.00
John Gazoo’s second 12” ascends into the gracious Compost Disco cosmos. His new disco smash “Midnight Runner” oozes soul, funkiness and the wah-wah-infected undisputed truth of the ’70s. Also “Next One In Dark” is a cool, stunning tune, riding high at the tested floors. As a new force on the scene, Düsseldorfer John Gazoo is an amazingly good DJ, too, who knows how to use his powerful weapons in different scenarios.
DAMAGED GOODS (UK)
DAMGOOD 384EP THEE SPIVS: T.V. Screen/I Don’t Like The Man That I Am 7″ (DAMGOOD 384EP) 8.00
“‘T.V. Screen,’ is the lead single from Thee Spivs latest release. It’s a limited edition 7″ with an exclusive b-side, a cover of the Billy Childish classic ‘I Don’t Like The Man That I Am,’ which weirdly enough has also been covered by Pete Molinari and the Singing Loins, both on Damaged Goods.”
DERWIN (GERMANY)
DERWIN 005EP ZANGALEWA VS. PROMMER & BARCK: Zangalewa (Waka Waka) 12″ (DERWIN 005EP) 12.00
Derwin’s version of the well known African traditional, using the original “Waka Waka” chorus, sampled with full permission in two infectious mixes by Christian Prommer & Alex Barck. The mixes are organic and electronic, between techno modernism and Afro-spiritual, while amalgamating garage sounds like Tony Humphries’ edit of “Ma Foom Bey” from Cultural Vibe, or certain tribal elements.
DESOLAT (GERMANY)
DESOLAT 014X-EP GRUB, BASTI: Basti And The Gang 12″ (DESOLAT 014X-EP) 12.50
Desolat happily presents a new Basti Grub 12″, and this time he returns with The Gang. “Walking In My Blues” featuring Agent! is a relentless percussive track for peak-time dancefloors. “Mediante” featuring Mike Trend is a raw, rhythmic piece with quirky vocal samples. On “Hang Over,” Basti Grub moves further on a search for the beauty between rhythm patterns and delivers one captivating, fragile, 11-minute long epic — dance music for those special moments. On red vinyl.
DRUMPOET COMMUNITY (SWITZERLAND)
DPC 038EP CCO: The Ruling Ideas 12″ (DPC 038EP) 12.00
Zurich-based Florin Büchel aka CCO (which basically stands for Contra Communem Opinionem), presents four slices of raw Chicago house. It is liquid, sensual music that sounds like machines, always looking for the feeling beyond the beat. His previous releases on Geneva’s Plak, EPs on Chicago’s Mathematics Recordings, and one EP on Lux Records were properly made analog and dedicated to the vintage sound of the old days. CCO creates a robotic, yet melodic deep sound. Danceable, definitely — even hypnotic.
ECHOCORD COLOUR (GERMANY)
ECHOCOL 018EP MIKKEL METAL: All Over/Ball Under EP 12″ (ECHOCOL 018EP) 12.00
Mikkel Metal has been a main artist on Echocord since the label’s beginning, and since then, he has been getting more and more active within the music scene. On this EP he presents the rough side of the genre, with raw, warehouse-infused, dubby grooves. Both tracks are perfect for the peak-time dancefloor and for fans of Levon Vincent, Kassem Mosse and the Berghain sound of Berlin. On purple vinyl.
EDITION RZ (GERMANY)
RZ 4001CD JULIUS, ROLF: (Halb) Schwarz CD (RZ 4001CD) 20.00
2001 release. (halb) schwarz is the first CD to collect a wide range of Rolf Julius’ diverse compositions from several years. The Berlin-based sound, installation, action, and sound artist began experimenting with various forms of contemporary music in the 1970s. (halb) schwarz deals with the world of “small sounds,” a term coined by John Cage to designate sounds so subtle that they are usually barely discernible. From the standpoint of a 100% pure Central European aesthetic it’s all about weeds, rubbish, noise, hisses, crackles, whines, drones — all sounds that would be eliminated by tradition-conscious sound engineers, at great technical expenditure.
RZ 4004CD VA: 20 Jahre Inventionen II CD (RZ 4004CD) 20.00
2003 release. Volume 2 of the CD documentation of the Berlin festival Inventionen (volume 1 containing Horatiu Radulescu’s string quartet no. 4), a various artists retrospective sampler including recordings of works by the following composers: Hildegard Westerkamp, Salvatore Sciarrino, John Cage (“Music For Piano”, performed by Herbet Henck), Sainkho Namtchylak, Joe Jones (“Solar Orchestra” from 1990) Giacinto Scelsi, Masanori Fujita, John Driscoll.
RZ 4005CD LANG, KLAUS: 20 Jahre Inventionen III CD (RZ 4005CD) 20.00
2004 release. One string quartet piece, recorded 2002, performed by the Arditti String Quartet at the Inventionen 2002 festival. Powerful, abstract, atmospheric. Sei-Jaku is one way of pronouncing the two characters of the title in Japanese. They stand for “Tarnished” and “Star.” The other pronunciation “Sabita Boshi” points to a term of central importance in Japanese aesthetics: “Sabi.” Although “Sabi” could be translated as “Tarnished,” its meaning is not sufficiently represented by the English word.
RZ 4007CD LANG, KLAUS: Einfalt.Stille. CD (RZ 4007CD) 20.00
2007 release. Flow. State. Through concentration on listening or concentration on what we are listening to we can enter a state of simplicity of mind which is a state of the highest inner clarity or inner silence. In other words: when concentrating on the flow of music we can reach an inner state: The inner silence which is the simultaneity of stasis and flow. This paradoxical situation poses the question: is the flow of music passing us, is music flowing through us thus evoking this inner stasis or is it not a state at all what we experience: should we not most seriously take into consideration the possibility that it is us who are flowing through the sound?” Interpreters: Bettina Junge (flute), Natalia Pschenitschnikova (voice), Adam Weisman (percussion), Karen Lorenz (viola).
EM RECORDS (JAPAN)
EM 1098LP OHNO, MATSUO: I Saw The Outer Limits LP (EM 1098LP) 23.50
“I am not interested in sounds that already exist.” Thus spoke the esteemed “Onkyo designer” Matsuo Ohno, early in his expansive, influential career. This reissue of his stellar 1978 LP I Saw The Outer Limits presents him at the peak of his powers, combining his mastery of classic analog tape music techniques (honed to perfection while providing sound design for Astro Boy and numerous other films and TV programs) with then-state-of-the-art analog synthesizers. This is a true under-recognized classic, a masterfully recorded, massive-sounding poetic construction of unearthly sound — an undulating, breathing behemoth, with Ohno’s galaxy moving beyond “sounds that already exist” in search of new sonic spaces. Liner notes and biography in Japanese with an English translation. Original LP artwork with hologram-coated sleeve. Limited edition.
EQ RECORDINGS/BALANCE MUSIC (AUSTRALIA)
BAL 002CD WARREN, NICK: Balance 018 2CD (BAL 002CD) 23.00
With a proud reputation for securing sublime, forward-thinking DJs that best represent the ever-changing nature of dance music and the shape of things to come, it’s little wonder that as the Balance Series has grown in notoriety, so too has the interest from fans and artists in who will be chosen to take control of the next groundbreaking mix. With compilation releases from James Holden, Joris Voorn, Will Saul and Agoria, Balance now introduces the legendary UK artist, Nick Warren. You can tell when Nick Warren’s on the decks. The music emanating from the DJ booth is that perfect club mix of driving percussion and soaring musicality, bursting out of the speakers. Warren’s impressive career has seen him release the very first Back To Mine compilation, a staggering eight albums for Global Underground, and one for Renaissance. He is also in control of A&R for record label Hope Recordings, as well as being a member of the highly-acclaimed duo Way Out West. Starting as tour DJ with Massive Attack, moving onto a residency at UK super-club Cream and playing at every self-respecting club on the planet has led him to this natural position as one of the world’s most respected DJs. Nick’s DJ career spans two decades and is driven by a continual desire for change, with his sound forged by an enduring relationship with cutting-edge producers all over the globe, in many cases, long before they become established. This is no better represented than in the continuing bi-monthly Radio show Soundgarden on Friskyradio which attracts over 150,000 unique tune-ins to each airing, or his mixes for John Digweed’s Transitions and now this mix album for Balance. Features tracks and remixes from Nick Warren, Jamie Anderson, Terry Lee Brown Jr., Lank, Paul Hazendonk, Ormatie, Speiltape, Shamil, Underset, Fiord, Eelke Kleijn, Owain K, Nomad In The Dark, Franck Orff, Giorgos Gatzigristos, Tripswitch, Julio Largente, Beat Factory, Stamina, Lank, Yamil Colucci, Victoria R, Solee, Steve Mill, Steven Libby and Pablo Acenso.
FABRIC (UK)
FABRIC 119CD CLARKE, DAVE: Fabric 60 CD (FABRIC 119CD) 17.00
“Reflecting Dave Clarke’s manipulation of the sonic characteristics of fabrics Room 2, Fabric 60 is a tide of gothic, bass-heavy techno and real electro. Whilst his production rate may have diminished since the days when classic remixes for the likes of the Chemical Brothers, Leftfield and Aphrohead destroyed dancefloors, Dave Clarke remains a hugely influential figure in techno, with a punishing global tour schedule and his internationally syndicated White Noise radio show. He has a history of releasing revered mix CDs, which have contributed to his legend. His Electro Boogie and World Service compilation series are both held in the highest esteem, years after the release. Fabric 60 sees Dave Clarke combine the electro and techno sounds for which he is predominantly known for the first time on one disc, to devastating effect. Hear for yourself!”
FALKPLATZ (GERMANY)
FALKPLATZ 006EP TRES PUNTOS & PELE: Zweifach EP 12″ (FALKPLATZ 006EP) 12.00
Southeast German party promoters, producers and DJs Tres Puntos and Pelé join forces to create two timeless, laidback house-groovers. This is the debut release from Tres Puntos, while Pelé has already caught the ears of clubbers via his solo stuff on quality labels like Connaisseur, Get Physical or Upon.You. There are also two remixes: “Einfach” gets the special Joel Alter treatment, while the remix of “Zweizeiler” gets the typical youANDme deepness signature.
FIRE (UK)
FIRE 217CD WOODEN WAND: Briarwood CD (FIRE 217CD) 18.50
“Briarwood represents the latest direction by an artist (James Jackson Toth, aka Wooden Wand) who continuously confounds, befuddles and challenges his loyal fans, but what do you expect from a guy with a tattoo on his wrist that says ‘What Would Neil Young Do?’ Recorded with Duquette Johnston and his band the Gum Creek Killers, the sessions were casual and loose, yielding some of the most ‘rock and roll’ sounding music of Toth’s long career.”
FM3 (CHINA)
FM3 001CD FM3: HeXieFu CD (FM3 001CD) 23.00
“As a response to China’s astonishing economic progress over the last ten years, it’s often claimed that the country still lacks a ‘global brand.’ Well, it may not have the same visibility as Coke© or Nike© just yet, but in the past few years, the FM3 Buddha Machine has become a ‘lifestyle product’ of choice throughout the world. From its humble origins, the Buddha launched with a happy synchronicity coinciding with early patronages from Mr. Ambient, Brian Eno, and the wildly enthusiastic Alan Bishop of Seattle’s ground-breaking Sublime Frequencies organization. Progress was rapid as the Buddha Machine moved through into more advanced versions, even a hyper-rare edition made of Pu’er tea. It became the meditative tool of choice amongst the intercontinental super-hip and a ceremonial plaything for those in the know. Now, co-conspirators Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian have brought their baby back home, opening up its embedded loops for remix, re-making and reversioning by the cream of China’s contemporary musicians, from their old friend superstar Dou Wei, to the 8bit wunderkind Sulumi aka Sun Dawei through to the legendary Huan Qing, Sichuanese instrument-maker, field recordist and maverick musician. The result is a delightful kaleidoscope of what is best in the approach of Chinese musicians today, the notion of re-use of elements is integral to the Chinese culture and this shines through in this marvellous new collection.” –Steve Barker, BBC On The Wire & The Wire magazine) HeXieFu comes as a worldwide limited edition of 2,000 copies featuring a re-usable and re-sealable gold foil package, commemorative FM3 coin, a series of individually-numbered FM3 “VIP” cards and gold metallic FM3 sticker. The packing, design and even name of HeXieFu continues FM3’s guiding design principle of using items from daily life and repurposing them for the music and art world. “HeXie” means “Harmony” and “Fu” is one of the most-used characters in the Chinese vocabulary. It means “good fortune” or “luck” and Fu stickers are placed on doors and walls across the land during the Chinese Lunar New Year. The gold foil packaging is normally used for storing one of China’s greatest joys: Oolong tea. Our commemorative coins are cast in metal from the very same factory that makes belt buckles, rings, necklaces and other metal items for the world’s leading fashion labels. Your coin could have been a Gucci! And our plastic, members-only “VIP” cards — ubiquitous in status-conscious modern China — pay tribute to the colors of the original Buddha Machines.
FORMULA (UK)
FRM 002EP CHAMPION & RUBY LEE RYDER: Sensitivity/Tun Up Di Bass 12″ (FRM 002EP) 11.00
Champion, one of UK Funky’s most prolific producers, strikes again with “Sensitivity,” featuring a Ruby Lee Ryder’s delicate harmonies sung over the type of fiercely danceable groove that Champion is famed for. Featured on Ben UFO’s Rinse mix (RINSE 021CD). The B-side’s “Tun Up Di Bass” is bound to please fans of 130 BPM bass music from the likes of Redlight and Roska.
FREUDE AM TANZEN (GERMANY)
FREUDE 054EP TARON-TREKKA: Grom Attaf EP 12″ (FREUDE 054EP) 12.00
The creative hub of Taron-Trekka furnishes an individual experience of togetherness, of complete understanding on a deeper level. Their raw groove diamond is constantly sharpened without being completely polished on all facets. On this FAT release, they stand for an electric-infected development deep-in-the-peak. Their vision of a living sound sometimes morphs precipitously into a technoid, housey, fine-spirited sort and at other points can sounds jazzy. Cover by illustrator, designer and photographer Tine Drefahl.
FRYERS (UK)
FRY 013EP RHODES/THE RIGHT KIND, SONNY: You Better Stop/My Money is Funny 7″ (FRY 013EP) 8.00
Sonny Rhodes’ “You Better Stop” is an all-around post-deep-funk/soul crossover. First spun on the European cross-genre funk n’ soul scenes by UK DJs like Ian Wright, now getting picked up on the UK Northern scene. Fryer managed to get to the tapes, which amazingly were still intact, and transferred them at half-speed for a truly explosive sound. On the flip is another cool instrumental track from the same period. The Right Kind whip up a funky R&B stormer with a slight mod edge.
FUTURE CLASSIC (AUSTRALIA)
FCL 062EP CONVAIRE: The New You 7″/CD (FCL 062EP) 12.00
Sydney’s indie-electronic-popettes, Convaire present their highly-anticipated debut EP, The New You. Equal measures quiet childhood nostalgia and barefooted summer festival romance, The New You is a sparkling indication of what Convaire do so exceptionally well — the art of creating synth-happy, ’80s-inspired, sweet pop songs. Inspired by the likes of Talking Heads, Friendly Fires and Phoenix, this EP is exciting enough to warrant a shoe shuffle and a couple of hand claps. Includes a 5 song CD inside.
FUTURE NOISE MUSIC (UK)
FNMSE 002EP STEWART, MARK: Children Of The Revolution/Nothing Is Sacred 7″ (FNMSE 002EP) 7.00
Mark Stewart, sonic visionary and pioneer of mutant music returns. Limited edition of 500, individually hand-painted and numbered 7″ single for Black Friday. Double A-side. Each hand-worked sleeve constitutes one unique piece of Mark’s bombart. Ultra-violently noisy and perfectly capturing the restless mood on today’s global streets from London to Libya, these two non-album tracks come from recent sessions for Mark Stewart’s forthcoming LP. The apocalyptic revamp of T. Rex’s “Children Of The Revolution” sees Mark team up with The Bug for a jaggedly compulsive take on the glam classic. “Nothing Is Sacred” features Crass’ Eve Libertine, Berlin electro monsters Slope and Pop Group bassist Dan Catsis — a rabble-rousing clarion call and indictment of 2011 Britain.
GUERSSEN RECORDS (SPAIN)
GUESS 061LP WATERLOO: First Battle LP (GUESS 061LP) 23.50
2011 repress, first reissued in 2009; LP version including an insert with extensive liner notes and photos.
GUESS 089LP APPLE: An Apple A Day… LP (GUESS 089LP) 25.50
Super-rare UK ’60s garage-pop psychedelic, heavy mod-psych artifact which is a must for anyone into swinging London sounds — originally released in 1969. Master-tape sound, 180 gram vinyl and original artwork with old-style backflapped cover, including a facsimile of the full-color, very rare original insert, plus an extra insert with extensive liner notes by Andy Morten.
GUESS 090LP OCTOPUS: Restless Night LP (GUESS 090LP) 25.50
Brilliant UK 1970 disc blending melodic, guitar-driven pop with psychedelia, hard-rock and progressive rock. Produced by The Troggs’ Tony Murray and originally released on Larry Page’s Penny Farthing label. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl with the original artwork, including one bonus track from a previous 45 and an extra insert with extensive liner notes by Andy Morten. Gatefold sleeve.
HANDMADE BIRDS
HB 030CD PRETERITE: Pillar of Winds CD (HB 030CD) 15.00
“As to Preterite – they are as mysterious as their sounds, a collaborative duo that on one side is found sat Genevieve Beaulieu of Menace Ruine fame whilst the other finds James Hamilton one time Column, Annihilist these days Nebris. Across the five cuts that form their debut release Pillar of Winds they weave a darkly intoxicating spell charm that one minute veers from the pre post rock discordance of the late ’80s New Zealand scene a la Bruce Russell and Roy Montgomery as though re-visualised and relocated to the depths of Tibet as on ‘Synagogue’ to ‘Triall of Strength’ which to these oddly tuned ears sounds not unlike This Mortal Coil as seen through the viewfinder of Soriah with additional sonic assistance provided for by a youthful Flying Saucer Attack. All said though nothing quite touches the parting ‘Viriditas’ which ought by rights to have those Rise Above imprint and Current 93 admirers among you chomping soundly at the bit for through the fracturing soft psyche folk haze emerges something indelibly ingrained in a centuries old mysticism to sonically dissect succulently an aural axis upon which sits Baez, Mellow Candle and Comus. Quite perfect if you ask me.” –Mark Barton
HBWLS 021EP WHITE RING: Hey Hey, My My/Felt U 12″ (HBWLS 021EP) 16.00
“Limited, one time pressing of the first cover song ever recorded by Brooklyn duo White Ring- a crushing, dark electronic soundcarnation of Neil Young’s Hey Hey, My My’ Side B contains the first official release of ‘Felt U’, the duo’s most popular and most requested song, never before released on any album. This 12″ marks the second installment of the boutique-style White Label Series from Handmade Birds, celebrating underground DJ culture.”
HEMLOCK (UK)
HEK 014EP ANDREWS, GUY: Shades/Textures 12″ (HEK 014EP) 12.00
“Hemlock are proud to introduce the debut for Brighton boy Guy Andrews. Two tracks of brilliantly unpredictable, percussive wizardry with more twists than a season of the Killing. ‘Shades’ combines of precision drum edits, killer 808 booms and woodblock percussion that will bring a tear of nostalgia to the eye of the Blue Note & Metalheadz vets and a smile to the face of the most discerning new dancefloors. ‘Textures’ on the flip kills it with an arrangement that just keeps you guessing. Perfectly poised between light & dark, delicate & heavy, and taking you seamlessly from locked 4/4 to dubbed out techno via all-out percussive funk and back before you know it.”
HISTORY ALWAYS FAVOURS THE WINNERS (UK)
HAFTW 012LP KIRBY, LEYLAND: Intrigue & Stuff Vol.3 LP (HAFTW 012LP) 18.00
Third of four releases in the Intrigue & Stuff series, new from James Leyland Kirby. The audio on Intrigue & Stuff always looking to the future, mindful of the past. Marrying analog with digital, making machines sing, think and imagine. The final part, volume four, will be released next year. Five tracks wide, 35 minutes long. Vinyl cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. 500 copies only.
HONEST JON’S RECORDS (UK)
HJP 061EP ACTRESS: Rainy Dub/Faceless 12″ (HJP 061EP) 11.00
An implacable, trash-and-ready Son Of Sleng Teng bleeping, buzzing, knocking, dripping, reverberating — unresolved in nine minutes and a high-pressurized, quick-loading hyper-grub into star wars. The sleeve is de-bossed with metallic ink; the tracks are exclusive to this single (and won’t appear on Actress’ forthcoming Honest Jon’s album).
HJP 064EP PINCH & SHACKLETON: Boracay Drift 12″ (HJP 064EP) 11.00
“Boracay Drift” is the CD-only track from Pinch and Shackleton’s collaborative full-length for Honest Jon’s (HJR 059CD/LP). A pulverizing, apocalyptic opening gives way to a menacing bass excursion, expertly putting on the frighteners dubwise, before dissolving ambiguously into the amazing, extended vocal treatment — a thread of eerie, garbled sublimity, like a kind of black-magic plainsong. Morphosis’ epic remix is more spaced and spooked, the dread of the original version in check but still body-rocking and driving out of its silences.
HOTFLUSH RECORDINGS (UK)
HF 006CD SEPALCURE: Sepalcure CD (HF 006CD) 16.50
This is the debut full-length by the duo of Travis Stewart (Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma (Braille) aka Sepalcure, utilizing the broader canvas of the album format to develop their collaborative process and incorporate the diverse influences present in each artist’s solo work into their sonic mixture. Machinedrum’s much-heralded Rooms LP reflects the impact of the frenetic, paranoid rhythms of the modern Chicago underground on the wider electronic world, while Sharma’s Braille productions highlight his emotional sensibility and melodic sensuality. “Yuh Nuh See” takes the bite out of juke’s trademark staccato bass and looping vocals, washing the tension away with lush melodies and dubbed-out atmospherics, while “Eternally Yrs” is a burbling update of the rave-house sound, with processed vocals rubbing up against woodblock beats and a relentlessly bouncing bass line. “The One” and first single “Pencil Pimp” are destined to light up dancefloors worldwide with their variations on classic house, while tracks like “See Me Feel Me” and “Outside” are breezy and sophisticated.
HF 006LP SEPALCURE: Sepalcure 2LP (HF 006LP) 23.00
Gatefold double LP version.
HUBRO (NORWAY)
HUBRO 3510LP 1982: Pintura LP (HUBRO 3510LP) 22.00
LP version. This is the second album by Norwegian trio 1982. On Pintura, they lift their interaction and experimentation to a new level. 1982 must be designated as a super-group within the genre of modern, improvised chamber music. The group’s instrumentation is unusual. As far as anyone can tell, there is no other ensemble playing improvised music using the combination of harmonium, drums and Hardanger fiddle. This gives 1982 a distinctive sound, but in a purely musical sense, too, the group follows their own path. Fiddler Nils Økland has a background as a folk musician, and is renowned internationally for his innovative playing style. His solo albums on the ECM and Rune Grammofon labels have received glowing reviews. Økland was a member of the Christian Wallumrød Ensemble for several years. Sigbjørn Apeland plays church organ and harmonium, and holds Norway’s only doctorate in ethnomusicology. He is known for operating at the point where folk music, church music and improvisational music intersect. While studying organ, he became involved in learning from and playing free jazz with the legendary British drummer John Stevens. Sigbjørn Apeland and Nils Økland have also collaborated as a duo for decades, releasing a critically-acclaimed record on ECM inspired by Norwegian violinist Ole Bull and his home at Lysøen. Drummer Øyvind Skarbø has studied with Terje Isungset. He plays with BMX, Kresten Osgood, Per Jørgensen and the Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson, in addition to working with a solo project under the name of DIE, Allroundhandwerker!. Skarbø found the inspiration for the name of the album when he visited the Joan Miró museum in Barcelona. “When you see the picture with the same name, the first thing that grabs your attention is a rough, monochromatic figure, which must have been painted with a broad brush. Then, when you get closer, you notice that the background, in contrast, is very detailed and nuanced. I don’t know if this can function as a description of our music, but I did think it was significant.” The album was recorded at Grieg Hall studio in Bergen with technician Davide Bertolini.
IDEOLOGIC ORGAN (FRANCE)
SOMA 005LP SUNN O))) MEETS NURSE WITH WOUND: The Iron Soul Of Nothing 2LP (SOMA 005LP) 29.00
Finally, available now as double vinyl set, this is a must for fans of both of these legendary sonic travelers: Steven Stapleton and Colin Potter twist SUNN O)))’s 2000 album ØØVOID inside-out on Nurse With Wound’s dissection table. “In 2007 we commissioned Nurse With Wound to re-work the masters of SUNN O)))’s second album ØØVOID to be included as a bonus CD on the Japanese reissue of said album released a year later on Daymare Recordings. We dug up the original 2″ reels from the 2000 session, had Mell Dettmer bake the tapes, made the multi-track transfers and sent the drive over to IC studios. The initial brief was to hopefully come up with something in the vein of Nurse’s legendary Soliloquy For Lilith set (my favorite release of the collective). What was returned was way beyond our expectations, completely transformed and rediscovered material, including highlighting formerly obscured vocals of the legendary Pete Stahl (Scream, Wool, Goatsnake). A vast, creepy sonic journey some part drone/depth of SUNN O))), other part concrete weirdness of Nurse, third part just downright out there in surreality and obscure referencing.” –Stephen O’Malley; Alchemical dialysis at IC Studio November and December 2007. Procedures executed by Steven Stapleton & Colin Potter. Produced by SUNN O))) & Scott Reeder. Ideologic Organ curation and art direction by Stephen O’Malley.
INDUSTRIAL RECORDS (UK)
IRL 004CD THROBBING GRISTLE: Heathen Earth: The Live Sound Of Throbbing Gristle 2CD (IRL 004CD) 21.00
Originally released in 1980, Heathen Earth is a crucial live document of industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle. In member Chris Carter’s own words: “You had to have been there. Which is what we always say about TG. TG on record and TG live are two completely different things.” This album is probably the closest approximation of the two you’ll ever get: it’s a “live in-studio recording” made in front of a small audience and the event was filmed by Monte Cazzaza with the intention of also releasing it on video. The majority of the set is instrumental, fluctuating between the raw electronics of their early work and the band’s more melodic material. Tracks include a rework of early classic “After Cease To Exist” and Brion Gysin fave “Dreammachine.” The bonus CD includes live recordings, plus the 7″ single versions of “Subhuman” and “Adrenalin.” Part of the re-release of Throbbing Gristle’s first five albums on vinyl and CD. Each album has been restored and remastered specifically for each format by Chris Carter from 24bit “baked tape” digital transfers of the original first generation analogue master tapes. Each of the CD special-editions are presented in a gatefold sleeve featuring restored and remastered cover artwork and an integrated 8-page booklet (the booklets feature different artwork and content than the vinyl editions). Each CD special-edition also includes an exclusive bonus CD containing content from the year of the album’s original release, including live tracks and remastered singles.
IRL 004LP THROBBING GRISTLE: Heathen Earth: The Live Sound Of Throbbing Gristle LP (IRL 004LP) 23.00
Gatefold LP version. The newly cut 180-gram vinyl editions include painstakingly restored cover artworks, using original source material from the Industrial Records visual archive. In addition, each of the vinyl releases includes an exclusive large format 8-page color booklet featuring an abundance of Throbbing Gristle archival material, including some previously-unpublished photos of the band. Each vinyl release is limited to 2,000 copies.
INFINE (FRANCE)
IF 2037EP AGORIA FEAT. CARL CRAIG & LA SCALARS: Speechless (Remixes Vol 1) 12″ (IF 2037EP) 12.00
Part one of two white vinyl EPs with exclusive and unreleased remixes of Agoria’s “Speechless,” the hot single featuring Carl Craig and La Scalars from the album Impermanence. This one’s got remixes from Radioslave and Carl Craig. Somebody think of another expression besides “tip!” for fuck’s sake.
IF 2038EP AGORIA FEAT. CARL CRAIG & LA SCALARS: Speechless (Remixes Vol 2) 12″ (IF 2038EP) 12.00
The second white vinyl EP in this series, with an remixe from Gesaffelstein, plus Agoria’s own “Whisper Dub” on the flip.
INTERNATIONAL FEEL (URUGUAY)
IFEEL 017EP MIND FAIR: Kerry’s Scene 12″ (IFEEL 017EP) 12.00
Mind Fair is the psychedelic folk-rock brainchild of Dean Meredith (Chicken Lips, Goat Dance and The Rhythm Odyssey) and Ben Shenton. It’s time for some Armenian-influenced disco, courtesy of “Kerry’s Scene,” a marriage of Shenton’s loose instrumentation and harmonica fixation and Meredith’s distinctive production styles (with a Moog solo from The Climax Blues Bands’ Derek Holt). Add to this two deep remixes from Legowelt and Theo Parrish and you know you’ve got something very special on your hands.
JAZZMAN RECORDS (UK)
JBJ 1001EP HENDERSON/ROSE MITCHELL/BIG MAYBELLE, JO ANN: Baby Please Don’t Go 10″ (JBJ 1001EP) 12.50
The first single on the Jukebox Jam series, the pairing of the incredible Rose Mitchell and Jo Ann Henderson versions of “Baby Please Don’t Go,” was an instant sell-out. This is a unique 45 rpm 10″ pressing, pressed with a 78 rpm style label, housed in a specially-made, hand screen-printed company sleeve, featuring exclusive artwork. As a bonus the 10″ also offers a jazzy rendition by the legendary Big Maybelle, recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival, 1958.
JBJ 1025EP BIG TINY KENNEDY AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Country Boy/Strange Kind Of Feeling 7″ (JBJ 1025EP) 11.00
Two total killers from Big Tiny Kennedy, a cutely-named singer whose over-bearing and fulsome vocal presence was said to be only over-shadowed by his huge physical dimensions. These were amongst Tiny’s last credited releases — one side a deceptively slouching flip on the “Hound Dog” motif and the other a full-bodied jump blues dancer. Limited run of only 500 copies pressed.
JM 086EP TJADER, CAL: Mamblues 7″ (JM 086EP) 8.00
Vibes wizard belts out a fiery Latin jazz gem with a version on the flip that’s pure fatback funk. Cal Tjader was a vibraphonist of Swedish-American heritage based in California, contracted to Fantasy Records. In 1958 he cut the frenzied “Mamblues,” a truly amazing piece of bangin’ Latin jazz. In 1972 the song was revisited on the soundtrack to the full-length adult-rated cartoon movie Fritz The Cat. Only this time lean, mean time-keepin’ machine Bernard “Pretty” Purdie was in the traps.
JMAN 043LP CONTRERAS, TINO: El Jazz Mexicano De Tino Contreras 2LP (JMAN 043LP) 25.50
2LP version. Jazzman’s never-ending mission to reveal the under-appreciated-yet-worthy-of-attention jazz masters around the world has now taken them far away and across the sea to Mexico. Not the first port of call you’d consider if you were looking for hard bop or modal jazz, but here they have found an incredible jazz drummer whose career has spanned over 5 decades, and who is still playing to this day. In that time, Tino Contreras has produced countless recordings, played innumerable live dates and performed with various jazz groups all around the world. Yet he is still relatively unknown, and probably Mexico’s best-kept jazz secret. During his far-reaching travels over the years, all kinds of weird and wonderful sounds have come to influence the music of the imaginative Mexican jazzman. Hear Latinesque ritual chants on “Orfeo En Los Tambores,” insane percussion on the high-tempo jazz-dance favorite “What Is This Thing Called Love,” avant-garde experimentation with a psychedelic subframe on “Orbita,” exotic waltz-time jazz on “Visnu” and religiously-themed chamber jazz with choir on “Credo,” Santo” and “Gloria.” Not only that, but noted influences from India, Egypt, Turkey and Brazil create a most fascinating jazz album, the likes of which you will most likely never have heard before. Jazzman tells the story of the maverick that is Tino Contreras, showcasing his unique and fascinating career with extensive original liner notes in both English and Spanish with comments from Tino himself. 180 gram vinyl pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve.
JEROME RECORDS (SPAIN)
JRLP 001LP DIDDLEY, BO: Is A…Sessionman – Studio Work 1955-1957 LP (JRLP 001LP) 19.50
Gatefold LP version. Jerome Records presents this first ever compilation showcasing all of Bo Diddley’s pre-debut studio recordings. The riveting recordings he launched in the mid-’50s, with their unmistakably powerful phrasing, mesmerizing riffs and wild beat, changed the course of popular music and gave way to one of the most personal — and most frequently imitated — sounds in rock and roll. And yet, Bo Diddley’s unique artistic personality goes beyond his work as a singer, guitar player and performer: this collection showcases his skills as a first-rate composer, talent-scout, session musician and producer of R&B stars such as Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Stewart, the The Schoolboys and the The Marquees (featuring a youthful Marvin Gaye in their line-up). Deluxe packaging with artist pics, label shots and extensive liner notes by George R. White, author of Living Legend, Bo Diddley’s biography. Remastered sound.
JRLP 002LP LITTLE RICHARD: The Implosive Little Richard LP (JRLP 002LP) 19.50
Subtitled: The Pre-Specialty Sessions 1951-1953. The legend wants it that when Little Richard was working as a dishwasher in a restaurant, he used to sing and shout in the same irrepressible way that would make him famous a few years later, when his concerts were being televised all around the world. This set finally corroborates such a legend. The Implosive Little Richard illustrates the reconstruction process of the wildest and freest identity in rock and roll history. Here are all of Richard’s first recordings from the early ’50s with the Johnny Otis and Billy Wright bands, the Deuces of Rhythm and the Tempo Toppers. All his pre-Specialty, pre-“Tutti Frutti” waxings, including his four RCA singles and all the 45s he recorded for Peacock Records. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with extensive liners, label shots, dozens of pictures, vintage press clippings and reviews.
KITSUNE (FRANCE)
KITSUNE 041LP VA: Kitsuné Maison Compilation 12: The Good Fun Issue 2LP (KITSUNE 041LP) 26.50
Here is the 12th edition of the Kitsuné Maison compilation series with The Good Fun Issue. Kitsuné’s head-honcho and brain behind its renowned compilation series, Gildas Loaëc, is letting us discover it for the first time on headphones because his young sons are sleeping next door. However, the energy is more present than ever in the spontaneous musical outbursts gathered in this new edition and which were, of course, conceived in bedrooms, kitchens, garages, etc. These tunes sure don’t beat around the bush and never fail to provoke emotions or make you wanna jump up with joy. Artists include: Citizens!, Computer Magic, The Cast Of Cheers, Housse De Racket, Oliver, Mark Ronson & The Business Intl., Plastic Plates, White Shadow, The Magician (feat. Jeppe), Fabian, Lemaitre, Juveniles, Theme Park, Plaintext, New Navy, Man Without Country, Trophy Wife, Tesla, Heartsrevolution and Pyramid. Housed in a fashionable full-color gatefold sleeve.
KOMPAKT (GERMANY)
KOM 233EP WRUHME, ROBAG: Donnerkuppel 12″ (KOM 233EP) 12.50
Robag Wruhme returns to Kompakt with his focus firmly on the dancefloor. With its dramatically beautiful ethereal hookline, the title-track is a perfect follow-up to Robag’s previous outings on Kompakt Extra. One for those magical morning hours. “Wemmel” is another fine example of his stunning craftsmanship, floating freely between advanced deep house and 2-step, dubstep, tech-step and whatever step you want. “Polch Dutto” boils things down nicely towards the end with some lush, soundtrack-like ambience.
LAID (GERMANY)
LAID 015EP RVDS: Moon Oddity 12″ (LAID 015EP) 12.00
Richard von der Schulenburg aka RVDS presents with “Moon Oddity” the real house music soundtrack to a weekend’s journey into outer space. This eccentric 12″ is the result of playing his synths and drum computers virtually like no other. Dance music has never been so quirky, wacky, jacky — far out deep inside.
LEISURE SYSTEM (GERMANY)
LSR 002EP EPROM: Feldspar/Psycho 12″ (LSR 002EP) 11.00
The Leisure System collective from Berlin presents the second release from their newly-founded label. Responsible for the bass assault this time is San Francisco-based producer Eprom. After releases on labels like Warp and Rwina, and with one of the biggest tunes of 2010 (“Shoplifter”), Eprom graces Leisure System with nothing less than full peak-time anthems. “Feldspar” is like a 140 bpm wrecking ball, purpose-built for rewinds and dancefloor freak-outs. “Psycho” brings the speed down, but keeps up with the raw energy.
LEKTROLUV (BELGIUM)
LL 056EP SUBS, THE: Decontrol 12″ (LL 056EP) 12.00
After the success of The Face Of The Planet and Don’t Stop, The Subs bring you their newest single, the title-track from their album Decontrol (LL 009CD). It’s a slow, sleazy & sexy song that builds and builds toward its apotheosis: “We want your mad soul, we want decontrol.” Decontrol is backed by some amazing remixes from D.I.M., Aquarius Heaven, and Black Strobe.
LL 058EP AZZIDO DA BASS: Dooms Day 12″ (LL 058EP) 12.00
Ingo Martens aka Azzido Da Bass has been a constant in the international electronic music business. It all started in 1999, when his first single Dooms Night was released and entered the UK Top Ten single sales charts with a re-release in 2000. Dooms Night has sold more than 250,000 copies since. Now he returns with a big club tune, “Dooms Day,” which was produced together with Phil Speiser. Includes strong remixes by Tocadisco, Sounds Of Stereo and The Drill.
LIVE AT ROBERT JOHNSON (GERMANY)
PLAYRJC 015EP CITIZEN’S BAND, THE: 77 Reasons 12″ (PLAYRJC 015EP) 12.50
Ramona welcomes a new name to her ever-growing happy family. In fact, it’s actually an old band member. Christian Beisswenger aka CB Funk aka one-half of Arto Mwambe debuts as The Citizen’s Band with some novel sounds on risky grounds. In love with details, fragile sounds, little tricks and with a fine ear for the action, “West 42nd” delves into deep, bleepy house. “77 Reasons,” however, plays around with a memorable little melody, a skanking lead and some boom sonics.
MONKEYTOWN (GERMANY)
MONKEY 019EP LAZER SWORD: Sounds Sane/Klock 10″ (MONKEY 019EP) 16.50
Lazer Sword is Low Limit and Lando Kal. Sounds Sane/Klock is the perfect teaser for the upcoming Lazer Sword album. Both tracks on this 10″ reflect their trademark electro-funked dancefloor hip-hop sound mixed with UK funky influences and uptempo, glitchy electronica. Lazer Sword are the missing link between Modeselektor, eLan and Siriusmo and therefore a perfect addition to the exclusive label roster. Packaging: 10″ in a full cover with a printed inner sleeve on colored pink vinyl.
MUNSTER RECORDS (SPAIN)
MR 310EP ESKORBUTO: Ya No Quedan Mas Cojones, Eskorbuto A Las Elecciones 12″ (MR 310EP) 16.50
Reissue of this 1986 cassette by Eskorbuto, one of the most influential punk bands in the Spanish and Latin American scenes. Its original release was part of their campaign to enter the Spanish general elections as a political party. They didn’t achieve it, but the songs here told more truths that any political speech. These six tracks offer what they are known for: radicalism, a self-taught style and crude lyrics. Another blow of their anti-everything stand. Includes insert.
MUTABLEMUSIC
MUTABLE 17545 JOSEPH, DAN: Tonalization (For The Afterlife) CD (MUTABLE 17545) 13.00
“Mutable Music is pleased to announce the release of the latest collection of chamber works by New York-based composer and hammer dulcimer player Dan Joseph. The central work is the 33-minute multi-movement sextet Tonalization (for the afterlife) scored for flute, violin, cello, marimba, harpsichord and hammer dulcimer. The work, composed in 2009, was the composer’s first new large-scale piece to follow his 2006 collection Archaea and marked the return of the Dan Joseph Ensemble to New York’s concert stages after a two-year hiatus. Along with the accompanying duos Wind Patterns and Music Primer, these three works formed the core of the ensemble’s repertoire from 2009 to 2011. While discernibly tethered to minimalist and post-minimalist idioms, the works on this CD draw strongly from the composer’s decade in California (1991-2001), where he came into contact with West-coast pioneers Terry Riley, Lou Harrison and Pauline Oliveros and studied Chinese and near Eastern folk music. The works thus combine the rhythmic drive of pulse minimalism with a contemplative, improvisational approach. Ever present, however, is the composer’s strong sense of timbre and unabashed ear for pure beauty.”
MUTABLE 17546 FLOYD, J.B.: Another Time And Place CD (MUTABLE 17546) 13.00
Subtitled: Music For Pianist And Yamaha Disklavier. “This compilation of JB Floyd’s keyboard music with the aid of the Yamaha Disklavier, spanning over 30 years of his career, signifies the great breadth of his creative experience and his surprising individuality in such diverse disciplines of musical style. ‘Tribute For my Father’ (1991) is a live performance by the composer. ‘Solos And Sequences I'(1999) is a composition for pianist and Yamaha Disklavier performed here by Liana Pailodze. ‘Variations-1979’ was the first composition to capture the kind of music that Floyd has been improvising all his life. ‘Waves: The Ebb And Flow’ (1981) is related to the sounds of the Atlantic Ocean and its powerful, incessant wave motion. ‘Solos And Sequences II, for pianist and Yamaha Disklavier, performed by Liana Pailodze.The unique sounds of the Buchla Synthesizer inspires ‘Prince Of Pentacles’ (1979) by transforming the piano to enable it to realize many more possibilities of timbre. ‘Another Time And Place (1993), for Yamaha Disklavier, virtual instruments, percussion and solo pianist, performed by Doug Floyd and JB Floyd.”
NONPLUS (UK)
NONPLUS 018EP DOUBLEHEART: Salsa Apocalypso 12″ (NONPLUS 018EP) 13.00
“Instra:mental’s ever-evolving imprint drops one of the more esoteric dance singles of the year in Doubleheart’s ‘Salsa,’ a glooped out swirl of an electro-house joint that jams on a particularly twisted variety of wavelengths. What strikes initially is the oscillating breakdown, but once inside the blender we are subjected to beady, drizzled percussion and six different shades of fire. A true hybrid, JD Twitch and Neil Landstrumm’s new Doubleheart project sounds very next level, indeed.”
NORTON RECORDS
45 165EP VA: Giant Gila Monster Vol. 1 7″ (45 165EP) 5.50
“Rare 1959 West Coast rock n’ roll from the vaults of Cascade Records. Joe Johnson plays ‘Gila Monster’ and’ Cool Love.’ Bob Norris plays ‘Party Time.'”
45 166EP VA: Giant Gila Monster Vol. 2 7″ (45 166EP) 5.50
“More wild sounds from Cascade Records. Tommy Knackin plays ‘Worry Worry Worry.’ Joe Johnson plays ‘Gila Monster (alternate take)’ and the Three Dimensions play ‘Alone.'”
45 167EP KNIGHTS OF THE NEW CRUSADE: Christmas At Montsegur 7″ (45 167EP) 5.50
“New holiday sides from everyone’s favorite obnoxious Christian rock band.”
45 169EP SUN RA: Sun Ra Presents the Qualities 7″ (45 169EP) 5.50
“Reissue of impossibly rare 1955 Sun Ra doo wop chants.” On red vinyl.
45 172EP TANDOORI KNIGHTS, THE: I Hear Someone Cry 7″ (45 172EP) 5.50
“King Khan and Bloodshot Bill return with more Eastern musical delicacies!”
45 173EP LUIS AND THE WILDFIRES: Who Likes Christmas Anyway? 7″ (45 173EP) 5.50
“Yuletide scorch from East LA’s premier rockers! Feliz Navidad it ain’t!” On red vinyl.
45 9664EP CORTEZ, DAVE ‘BABY’: Jumpin’ Jack Flash 7″ (45 9664EP) 5.50
“Instrumental Stones dance floor shakers from two R and B giants! Produced by Mick Collins!”
ED 377LP FIGURES OF LIGHT: Drop Dead LP (ED 377LP) 13.00
“The Figures return with fifteen blazing Stooges/Velvets inspired new songs recorded live in one night in a Brooklyn basement studio. Original members Wheeler Dixon and Michael Downey are joined by Mick Collins (who produced the LP), Miriam Linna and Marcus ‘The Carcass’ Natale.”
ED 378LP VA: Battle of Rat Fink Hill LP (ED 378LP) 13.00
Subtitled: Crude Unissued Pittsburgh Instrumentals 1961-63. “Unissued Link Wray and Bo Diddley inspired Pittsburgh teen band instrumentals 1961-1963 all from master tapes.”
ED 379LP SHANNON, DEL: Move It On Over LP (ED 379LP) 15.00
“First ever comp of Del’s 1964-1966 incredible Amy sides with tuff backing by the Royaltones! Included unissued Link Wray style intro Torture. Don’t miss this one.”
ED 380LP CORTEZ, DAVE ‘BABY’: Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez With Lonnie Youngblood & His Bloodhounds LP (ED 380LP) 13.00
“Killer new instrumental workouts from ‘Baby,’ the man who topped the charts in 1959 with ‘the Happy Organ,’ his first new recordings in decades. Dave is joined by sax legend Lonnie Youngblood who recorded with Jimi Hendrix just prior to the Experience. Produced by Mick Collins.”
NOT NOT FUN
NNF 245CD RANGERS: Pan Am Stories CD (NNF 245CD) 12.00
“Tape-warped phantom band Rangers finally unleash the lush, soaring, expansive prog-pop opus we always knew was floating inside the fretboard (and imagination) of multi-instrumentalist mystery maestro Joe Knight. The north Dallas-raised, San Fran-residing head Ranger grew up taking classical guitar lessons from a dude who claimed to have ‘toured with the Dead,’ and some of that brain-wonked jam agenda obviously seeped into the young Knight, who began recording his own loose, lo-fi jangle sprawls in 2005. But whereas last year’s critically lauded Suburban Tours LP found him condensing his cassette-crushed alien pop into 3 minute radio nuggets, Pan Am Stories uses the reverse strategy, letting each blurry strum pattern coast away and ride the breeze a bit before steering it into a fresh counter-melody or flanged-out guitar comedown. The extra breath and space gives the 13 songs a real sense of freedom and lightness and flight, layered in gentle blankets of fuzz, silky reverb, and audio collage riddles. A total saga, and a summit achievement of next-level invention for Knight as a musician (it’s insane he played/recorded every instrument on this thing!) and artist. Have been soaking in these tracks non-stop since we first heard ’em this summer and are thrilled to get to share Stories with the world.”
PERMANENT VACATION (GERMANY)
PERMVAC 088EP PESOPEO & PIONAL, BOSTRO: Yes 12″ (PERMVAC 088EP) 12.00
Pional spreads his alternative vision of house music all over the world. All the tracks pay great attention to detail, are hard to pigeonhole and reach from ’80s pop to far-out, beat-driven Kraut house, while Bostro Pesopeo’s melodic sense and Pional’s varied voice keeps everything together.
PETS RECORDINGS (POLAND)
PETS 014EP VA: Friends Will Carry You Home 12″ (PETS 014EP) 12.50
Greg & Voitek aka Catz N’ Dogz unleash a trio of new tracks. Friends Will Carry You Home is a compilation of exclusive new material split over three EPs (#1 digital, #2 vinyl), each bursting at the seams. Part 2’s vinyl release is led by man of the moment, Maceo Plex and his incredible remix of Martin Dawson’s “Think About It” (feat. Ryan Gant). Mercury brings their cosmic chords to Pol_On’s “Molala,” and Bubba presents his classic-deep-tech cut “Floor Control.”
PIANO CLASSICS (UK)
PCL 019CD RZEWSKI, FREDERIC: The People United Will Never Be Defeated CD (PCL 019CD) 20.00
“Frederic Rzewski is a prominent composer of the American avant-garde. A student of Milton Babbitt and Walter Piston, Rzewski’s works have a strong socio-historical background, inspired by his deep political conscience. One of his best-known works is the colossal set of piano variations on a Chilean protest song by Sergio Ortega, The People United will Never be Defeated. This fascinating set of 36 variations explores new pianistic techniques, new sonorities, use of extreme registers and improvisational elements (whistling of the performer, slamming the piano lid…) all of which present a huge challenge to the pianist. This recording is a classic, as pianist Ursula Oppens is the dedicatee of this work and the ideal interpreter, given her specialization in 20th Century piano music.”
PLUS 8 (CANADA)
PLUS 8120EP JEWEIL, JULIAN: Hermanos EP 12″ (PLUS 8120EP) 11.00
Julian Jeweil’s second EP on Plus 8 confirms Jeweil’s status as one of techno’s most reliable talents. “Hermanos” is a thunderous affair where tight, bobbling basslines quickly unravel to expose a housier percussive line and kick drum. “Tabasco” features micro clicks and blips bubbling around an undulate beat structure that hits hard and deep. “Circus” is another streamlined, urgent, minimalistic affair that establishes a groove before peppering it with abstract, alien sounds. “Juice” delves into the darkened nether-regions of minimal techno’s underbelly.
POPCORN (UK)
POPC 108EP BAKER/VARETTA DILLARD, JANE: Sing On, Baby/That’s Why I Cry 7″ (POPC 108EP) 8.00
Two sassy female vocal popcorn R&B sides, making up quite the sweet little package. Jane Baker’s “Sing On, Baby” is a swaying, finger-popping mid-tempo mover with cracking horns and backing vox. A tried-and-tested floor worker and a long-established classic on the flourishing popcorn and R&B scenes. If you prefer a slightly grittier sound, you’ll like Varetta Dillard — there is something distinctively raw about her yearning, broken vocal delivery along with the blues guitar licks and rasping sax solo.
PUNCH DRUNK (UK)
DRUNK 024LP EKOPLEKZ: Intrusive Incidentalz Vol. 1 LP (DRUNK 024LP) 23.00
“Following critically acclaimed releases with Mordant Music and Further Records, Ekoplekz delivers his first album for Punch Drunk. Dispensing entirely with notions of accessibility and dancefloor friendliness, Intrusive Incidentalz Vol.1 is a 12 track collection of dark, oppressive atmospheres and violently unstable interludes, developed through studio improvisation and inspired by childhood memories of terrifying electronic soundtrack music from the 1970s, yet combined with a post-dubstep sensibility and a sense of dread informed by the social, economic and political climate of life in 2011. A bleak retro-futurist fantasy, or oblique soundtrack for a broken Britain? The truth probably lies somewhere between the two.’
RECOMMENDED (UK)
RER CTA17 DRAKE, BOB: Bob’s Drive-In CD (RER CTA17) 17.00
“A set of twisty, forty-ideas-a-minute, niftily arranged, irredeemably eccentric, but strangely brilliant songs that skip blithely across genre borders – from Nashville through the Miskatonic by way of the Beach Boys, even the production values range across the history of recording, sometimes switching inside a single song; a high information ride, but still engagingly listenable. Finished with his new CD, Bob sends the raw songs — just chords and melody — to Dave Kerman (ds), David Campbell (bs, vc) and Kavus Torabi (guit, vc) and, a few months later, they assemble at the Crumbling Tomes studio to work up the songs for a performance. Bob is in the band but the band is not being taught his interpretations and arrangements. It finds its own. After a week of rehearsals, there is a show for an invited audience, recorded live. So now we have a second great album – quite different from Bob’s own. On the CD, both versions sit side-by-side, each very different, but still intimately linked to one another. A study, if you are so inclined; fun if you isn’t. That’s the sort of thing I call experimental.” –Chris Cutler
RER NECKS10LP NECKS, THE: Mindset LP (RER NECKS10LP) 20.00
“Now in their twenty-fourth year, the Necks’ new release, Mindset, their sixteenth album, and first LP – features two starkly contrasting tracks: the pulsating, raw, ‘Rum Jungle’ and the slower building, rather hypnotic ‘Daylights.’ Polyrhythms imbue both pieces with powerful forward motion, embroiled with which ethereal piano patterns interweave with bass, drums, electronics, churning Hammonds and noise-guitars. Drummer and percussionist Tony Buck writes: Mindset shares some elements in common with our previous album Silverwater (RER NECKS9), mostly in some mixing approaches and rhythmic devices – a reflection of our ongoing fascination with polymetric material and varying simultaneous pulses, but it’s a whole other thing again, and the two tracks are very different from one another –‘Rum Jungle’ captures the live approach of the piano, bass, and drum trio a lot more, while ‘Daylights’ features a bed of electronics and little sounds that slowly converge, coalescing into a multi-layered, multi-tempo, swirling soundscape.”
REEL TIME (UK)
RT 1005CD VA: Gas-s-s-s CD (RT 1005CD) 17.00
Directed by the legendary Roger Corman, Gas-s-s-s was a light-hearted B-movie about the accidental release of a gas deadly to anyone over the age of twenty-five. This long-lost soundtrack, which originally appeared in November 1970, is sure to be of interest to fans of vintage San Francisco rock, as it was overseen by Barry ‘The Fish’ Melton and features rare performances by both Country Joe & The Fish (as Johnny & The Tornados) and Joy Of Cooking (as The Gourmet’s Delight). Rounding it off are a number of intriguing songs penned by Melton and Country Joe McDonald, and performed by the movie’s star, Robert Corff, a former actor in Hair.
REMOTE AREA (NETHERLANDS)
REMOTE 036EP TAPIA, RAMON: Day One 12″ (REMOTE 036EP) 12.00
Remote Area presents two tracks from Ramon Tapia. “Day One” is high-octane madness made all the more crazy with cheeky audio strips and manic laughter. Enjoy the depth of the groove and the mayhem. “Oktober” is not for the faint-hearted. Raw and relentless beats drive you out of your comfort zone over to the eerie and edgy. Then, just when your hands shoot up in the air and you’re screaming for breath, it plunges you back down, just like a techno roller coaster.
RINSE (UK)
RINSE 022CD ELIJAH+SKILLIAM: Rinse: 17 CD (RINSE 022CD) 15.50
This is the 17th edition of the Rinse label’s compilation series, mixed by Elijah & Skilliam. Their aim for this mix: to showcase the best of grime in 2011. This mix features a majority of instrumental productions, including “Take Off” by Faze Miyake — widely regarded as the instrumental grime track of the year — with key vocal contributions from P Money, Blacks, Trim and Wiley. Elijah & Skilliam run their own successful label and club night, “Butterz,” with highly acclaimed releases from artists such as P Money, Trim and Terror Danjah. The duo’s aim with this 27-track, all grime mix, much like their Rinse show, is to showcase the best of grime so far this year, alongside some of their exclusive dubplates. But unlike most grime mixes, they’ve aimed it straight at the club with a real beginning, middle and end. There is currently no-one better placed than Elijah & Skilliam to bring you a snapshot of grime music in 2011. Elijah and Skilliam have initiated a lot of what appears here; pushing Trim for “I Am,” giving Starkey’s beat for “This Aint Me” to Trim and instigating P Money’s “Boo You,” and Royal-T’s remix of Grime’s godfather Wiley. The mix is also packed with exclusives, taking in DJ Q’s remix of “Woooo” by S-X and Starkey’s remix of “Air Bubble,” previously only available on vinyl from Butterz. Also included is “Tag,” a one-off producer battle by Swindle, Wizzy Wow, Rude Kid and Terror Danjah, an exclusive previewed only a couple of times on their Rinse FM Thursday night/Friday morning show. Other artists include: D.O.K., Slickman, Mr. Mitch, Rossi B & Luca, P Jam, Ruby Lee Ryder, Spooky, Teddy, Bok Bok, Preditah, Treble Clef and TRC.
RUNE GRAMMOFON (NORWAY)
RCD 2115CD HEDVIG MOLLESTAD TRIO: Shoot! CD (RCD 2115CD) 17.00
Rune Grammofon are very excited to present a young trio of gifted Norwegian musicians with one foot in heavy rock and one in jazz. Hedvig, Ellen and Ivar are all from the districts but met at the music academy in Oslo. Hedvig asked them to join her after receiving the Jazz Talent of the Year award at Molde International Jazzfestival in 2009. Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen (guitar) was born in Ålesund and grew up in a musical family where both jazz and rock played a part in her life. She states Nirvana, Melvins, Jimi Hendrix, Motorpsycho and Miles Davis as important musicians, while jazz guitarist Jon Eberson and Snah (Motorpsycho) is mentioned as guitarists she has listened to with special attention. Hedvig also plays with Jon Eberson as well as with Norwegian chart-topping pop/funk sensation Jarle Bernhoft and Hilde Marie Kjersem. Ellen Brekken (electric and acoustic bass) is from Tynset, her musical journey taking her from a pop background towards a more jazzy territory. Her teacher and mentor is bassist Bjørn Kjellemyr, most known for his long co-operation with guitarist Terje Rypdal. Rypdal is also sited as a major influence by Ellen. She is involved in several projects and has previously played with former Svein Finnerud Trio’s drummer Espen Rud, Bugge Wesseltoft and Nana Vasconcelos. Ivar Loe Bjørnstad (drums) is from Surnadal and studied jazz at the Music Academy in Oslo with Bushman’s Revenge guitarist Even Hermansen. His musical background is rock in the form of grunge and metal but he also mentions guitarist Bill Frisell as a major influence together with major Norwegian drummers Audun Kleive and Per Oddvar Johansen. He has played with Bjørn Kjellemyr, Jon Eberson, Karl Seglem, Hilde Marie Kjersem, Ken Stringfellow and many more. Their debut album Shoot! was recorded live in the studio with just a couple of minor overdubs. It was mixed by Kai Andersen in Athletic Sound and mastered at Dave Collins Mastering in Los Angeles. Fully instrumental apart from the shouts in Melvins’ “Blood Witch,” Shoot! is more song-structured in nature than other guitar-led trios such as Bushman’s Revenge and Scorch Trio.
RLP 3115LP HEDVIG MOLLESTAD TRIO: Shoot! LP (RLP 3115LP) 22.00
LP version with mp3 download voucher.
RUSH HOUR (NETHERLANDS)
RH 116CD VA: Rush Hour Presents – Amsterdam All Stars CD (RH 116CD) 17.00
If you want to get a piece of some top-notch, upfront action from the underground culture of Amsterdam, Rush Hour Presents – Amsterdam All Stars gives you a front row seat. The 12 exclusive tracks that together make up this compilation take you straight to the heart of what’s bubbling in the nightlife of Mokum town. The Amsterdam All Stars release truly does capture the current spirit of house music from the Dutch capital. The project is curated by Rush Hour and compiles the latest output from Amsterdam-based (or born) house producers. It paints a detailed picture of the nightlife away from the big arenas led by super-star performers. Rather, it zooms in on the music that gets played at small, dark clubs in the city’s back streets. The album includes contributions from long-time Rush Hour affiliates like Awanto3, San Proper and Tom Trago as well as music from extended family members such as Boris Werner, Dexter, Melon, Juju & Jordash, Newworldaquarium and Steve Rachmad. Newcomers like Maxi Mill and Simon Weiss and Young Marco show that the city keeps delivering new talent, accepting the torch wholeheartedly.
RH 116LP VA: Rush Hour Presents – Amsterdam All Stars 2LP (RH 116LP) 23.00
Limited edition 2LP version with download code.
RH N1-CD NEBRASKA: Displacement CD (RH N1-CD) 17.00
Since 2009, Nebraska has released four EPs for Rush Hour. This is now being followed up by his first album for the label, Displacement. The album consists of smooth and elegant tracks such as “You & I” and “The Cruives” to the more upfront disco of “Patina” or “Phthalo Blues.” It also holds some of the best tracks from his EPs, like catchy disco anthem “This Is The Way” and the soul-drenched “The Other Side.” On Displacement, Nebraska continues what he does best; combining fun-loving, party-starting disco jams with cinematic, luscious work-outs.
RVNG INTERNATIONAL
FRKWYS 008CS BLUES CONTROL & LARAAJI: FRKWYS Vol. 8 2xCassette (FRKWYS 008CS) 14.00
Double cassette version. “Volume 8 in the ongoing FRKWYS series on RVNG Intl. is a double album-length collaboration between Blues Control and Laraaji. Following the ‘fodder first’ tradition of previous FRKWYS installments, Vol. 8 was birthed over e-mail dialogue between RVNG and Russ Waterhouse and Lea Cho of Blues Control. Blues Control’s evolved output gracefully arcs with influence and innovation that gleams electronic, New Age, and hard rock terrains. Laraaji’s name came up early in that conversation and felt intrinsic to Waterhouse and Cho’s own musical calling. After learning various instruments in his formative years and studying composition at Howard University, Laraaji eventually found his musical conduit in an electronically-modified zither. Laraaji’s 1979 album Celestial Vibration (recorded as Edward Larry Gordon) places the stringed instrument at the forefront on two side-length excursions in rhythmic ambiance. The 1980 album Ambient 3: Day of Radiance, produced by Brian Eno for his ambient record series, further documented Laraaji’s zither explorations alongside Eno’s soundscaping. Laraaji continues to pursue music both in its recorded form and as a healing tool. Over two album sides, the listener is transported from the urban sound garden of ‘Awakening Day,’ through the soulful yow of ‘Light Ships,’ into the texture bliss of ‘City of Love,’ and finally the reflective pool of ‘Freeflow’. The first bonus track ‘Somebody Scream’ demonstrates Laraaji’s dexterous zither-playing over thirty-five minutes of music, while the second, ‘Astral Jam,’ starts with a Wu-like beat (courtesy of Laraaji) and warps into a rolling snare trance.” Includes a download code for the full album, plus an hour of bonus material.
SING SING RECORDS
SING 016LP PROTEX: Strange Obsessions LP (SING 016LP) 14.00
“Strange Obsessions has long been the holy grail of fervent record collectors worldwide. Rumors have abound that this album had been released in Holland and or that there were a small number of white label test pressings in existence but none of these claims have ever been substantiated. As far as I can ascertain, this is the first time that ten of these tracks have become commercially available anywhere. The fruits of these Chas Chandler sessions had only been previously hinted at with the bands final singles and the track All I Wanna Do Is Rock ‘N’ Roll that appeared on the American only Polydor compilation album Made In Britain. The title track of this release is worth the entrance fee alone. A genuine teen anthem if there ever was one. A live rendition of the song was featured in the Shellshock Rock movie but to get to hear the song recorded in a proper studio is truly a blissful experience. The production is clean and crisp and it baffles me how either the band or record company were dissatisfied with these sessions at the time. Perhaps when revisited and with the hindsight of time on their side their perspectives may have changed.”
SING 023LP PANIC: 13 LP (SING 023LP) 14.00
“Sing Sing is proud to announce the reissue of this Dutch masterpiece of punk rock from Amsterdam’s Panic! Their debut release from 1978 simply titled 13 is a powerful album of perfectly constructed, attitude-riddled punk numbers from start to finish. Nevermind the Sex Pistols references on the album cover, Panic aren’t getting their sounds from Rotten & Co. but with songs like ‘He Can Come’ and ’13’ we’re sure they picked up a thing or two about vulgarity from those chaps. Panic’s sound, however, is uniquely successful and no doubt plays a part in the albums reputation amongst collectors. Panic formed in 1977 as a follow up to the short lived band ‘Big Peter and the Terrible Garage’ (see poster on album cover). In 1978 Panic’s LP 13 was released by two labels; first by Universe (red vinyl) and then by Ariola (black vinyl). The reissue comes in a gatefold jacket with liner notes by Peter Penthouse, unseen band photos and your own personal copy of the ‘Big Peter’ poster.”
SKUDGE RECORDS (SWEDEN)
SKUDGE PT001EP BROWN, STEPHEN: Mini Mood/Horizontal 12″ (SKUDGE PT001EP) 12.50
Skudge presents a 12″ from Transmat/Subject Detroit recording artist, Stephen Brown. A deep one for the floor and a more retro-sounding, gloriously musical flip.
SLIT JOCKEY (UK)
SJ 004EP STAGGA: Wild For The Night 12″ (SJ 004EP) 11.00
Slit Jockey is the “other” label operated by Starkey, Dev79 and El Carnicero, The two Stagga originals here are heat rocks in the street bass-style of kitchen sink aesthetics, taking nods from dubstep, grime and rap all bashed together in a way that is undeniably Stagga. Heavy play from Gaslamp Killer, Starkey, Eprom, Kozee and much early blog support. Robot Koch amps things up with his stomping refix of “Wild For The Night” and DNAEBEATS flips a serious head-nodder remix on “Be The Generals.”
SOUND OF A HANDSHAKE (GERMANY)
SHAKE 012CD FLEISCHMANN, B.: For M/Mikro_Kosmos – Two Concerts 2CD (SHAKE 012CD) 19.50
These two concerts B. Fleischmann recorded complement each other and interlock quite smoothly and organically, lifting you up when the other is pulling you down and vice versa. The first track “For M – A Tribute To Mark Linkous” was recorded in May 2010 at Klangboden Mödling: Austrian angst might still be no option for a Weltanschauung, but there is a certain unease at work in the beginning, pushing down the strings and the cautious guitar loops. The entire piece is a musical obituary for the man who started Sparklehorse and shot himself only a few weeks prior to this very concert. While Fleischmann takes care of electronics, guitar and omnichord, as he usually does, he was joined on stage by Matthias Frey (violin, snare), Martin Siewert (guitar, lap-steel, bass, electronics), and Alexandr Vatagin (bass, electronics, cello). The resulting 45+ minutes of commemoration, initiated by B. for the late M., so to speak, is a dark yet glistening pile of leaves, in which the musicians repeatedly return to the bass line, the key note, the pulse, the “why,” to all those existential questions about the end we all have to face one day. Question marks in the shape of a soaring lap-steel guitar appear on top of beats that turn and squeak, softly, like an extended lament, a form of rebellion, a consultation of yet more instruments, wondering and meandering in unison, until it all gives way to a swooshing noise, a threat to crush the listener from the inside, gnawing, biting, then resolve at last: harmony, harmonies, a shadow of zest, faith. Although he has contributed vocals now and then in the past, our man from Vienna remains silent for the second track as well, focusing on ambience alone: “Mikro_Kosmos,” a solo piece, was recorded in June 2010 at “Festival Irritationen II.” Like scoundrels in striped rags, a bunch of sounds appear on the quiet, two of them and a third hidden in the underbrush keeping watch, yet the electronic fetters soon get a hold of them, and a pool is filled with swirling, creaking textures, sliding downwards under a long note, long and wide like a horizon of dark clouds. “Mikro_Kosmos” is a spectacle of nature, a self-renewing environment populated by wraithlike creatures. In the middle part, Fleischmann’s guitar takes the lead, runs wild, things are head over heels all of a sudden, there’s beating and elopement, until we hear new paws on the ground, and the playing field is ready to be cluttered up once again: grow, thrive, wither, fade away, be eaten, until the next breakup sets this little world on fire.
SUBLIMINAL SOUNDS (SWEDEN)
SUBL 083LP DUNGEN: Ta Det Lugnt 3LP BOX (SUBL 083LP) 70.00
Subliminal Sounds finally presents the complete legendary Ta Det Lugnt album as a limited deluxe box-set with 2 LPs, a bonus 12″ EP Tyst Minut and a full-sized poster. The album is presented here for the first time with the correct vinyl mastering. The original, and previously only available 2004 vinyl LP pressing, was incorrectly manufactured from digital master instead of analog, had several defects and didn’t sound at all as intended. We have now gone back to the original vinyl master and made a correct and superior vinyl pressing so you can hear the analog sound as originally intended. Limited edition of 1,000 copies only. The most astounding 2004 breakthrough album from Sweden’s Dungen; a modern classic psychedelic album. The title translates roughly into English as “Take It Easy” which kind of perfectly sums up Dungen’s sound. It’s immediate and you want to get involved, but there’s also such a laid-back, hippy vibe to the whole thing. Ta Det Lugnt is a beautiful musical trip out into the Swedish forests and back again.
SUNBEAM RECORDS (UK)
SBR 5086LP KALEIDOSCOPE: Tangerine Dream LP (SBR 5086LP) 22.00
Sunbeam Records is delighted to present a definitive collector’s vinyl edition from cornerstones of British psychedelia, Kaleidoscope. This is their debut album originally released by Fontana in 1967. Produced with the full involvement of the band, this LP comes complete with lovingly-reproduced artwork, as well as a lavish 12-page, full-color, large-format booklet packed with original trade ads, memorabilia and contemporary press cuttings, and with exclusive sleevenotes by the quartet’s leader Peter Daltrey, telling the story of the band in full detail. The result is simply essential for all connoisseurs of British psychedelia.
SBR 5087LP KALEIDOSCOPE: Faintly Blowing LP (SBR 5087LP) 22.00
Sunbeam Records is delighted to present a definitive collector’s vinyl edition from cornerstones of British psychedelia, Kaleidoscope. This is their second album originally released by Fontana in 1969. Produced with the full involvement of the band, this LP comes housed in a gatefold sleeve complete with lovingly-reproduced artwork, as well as lavish 12-page, full-color, large-format booklet packed with original trade ads, memorabilia and contemporary press cuttings, and with exclusive sleevenotes by the quartet’s leader Peter Daltrey, telling the story of the band in full detail. The result is simply essential for all connoisseurs of British psychedelia.
TECTONIC (UK)
TEC 012CD AUTHOR: Author CD (TEC 012CD) 16.50
Author is the brainchild of Leeds-based dubstep producers Jack Sparrow and Ruckspin. It may be a new name on the scene, but the production duo that constitutes Author are certainly no newbies in their own right. Both Ruckspin and Jack Sparrow have established themselves as highly gifted and hardworking producers, dedicated to engineering optimum quality sounds. Following their first collaboration, “Dread,” which was included on GetDarker Presents: This Is Dubstep 2011 (GD 005CD), they formed Author as a shared project. Removed from the pressure of the dancefloor, Author takes the baton from Kruder & Dorfmeister’s K&D Sessions, The Cinematic Orchestra, and those timeless early Mo’ Wax recordings in exploring more spacious arrangements and sounds. It represents the opportunity to experiment within the context of dubstep, collaborating with live musicians and celebrating a wide source of musical influences. Features guests Ben Glass and Ed Thomas.
TEMPA (UK)
TEMPA 014EP SKREAM: Midnight Request Line 12″ (TEMPA 014EP) 11.00
2011 repress, originally released in 2005. The shot-heard-round-the-world banger that was killing the game for a hot minute even before it hit 12″. This one might just go down in the history books as the one that cracked the whole game wide open, international-style — it’s been talked about in Vice, De:Bug, and on just about every music blog you can think of. Possibly the final link in the chain connecting grime and dubstep, as evidenced by the likewise talked-about freestyles Dizzee dropped over the A-side on RinseFM. About as good a starting point for dubstep as the interested but uninitiated could hope for, total future classic now.
TEMPA 030EP BENGA & COKI: Night 12″ (TEMPA 030EP) 11.00
2011 repress. Without any question, this was THE dubstep anthem of 2007, possibly even a bigger anthem than Skream’s legendary late 2005 “Midnight Request Line.” This 12″ release heralds the graduation of Benga, from the name in every dubstep DJ’s bag to an artist whose acclaim reaches much farther than that of his own genre. “Night” is a joint effort from Benga and one half of DMZ, Coki. When the South London pair got together, they were on a mission to depart from the sound of previous productions and what resulted is a crazily infectious melody. “Drumz West” features Benga’s trademark snare, forcing the listener to continuously shift focus between the skank-inducing bass line and the melody of the synths. The final track, “Emotions” showcases Benga’s versatility, revealing his affinity with house music. It’s perhaps this last track, which will raise most eyebrows outside of dubstep circles.
TEMPA 059EP HORSEPOWER PRODUCTIONS: Good Ole Dayz/Justify 12″ (TEMPA 059EP) 11.00
This 12″ from Horsepower Productions represents their most current output while also providing a tantalizing glimpse of their fourth album. This 12″ is something a little different from Benny Ill and Matt HP. Both tracks are rooted in dubstep — containing its trademark shuffling hi-hats, backbeat snare, bass — but never ones to be pigeonholed, Horsepower continue to push the envelope here, bringing their hip-hop influence to the fore. For fans of DJ Shadow, Mr. Scruff, Kid Koala, Herbaliser, Bonobo, etc.
TEMPA 060EP SP:MC & LX ONE: Hunted/Oh My Gosh 12″ (TEMPA 060EP) 11.00
Fourth release on Tempa from Youngsta favorites SP:MC & LX ONE. “Hunted” and “Oh My Gosh” reveal more of their unmistakable signature sound: impeccable production, dark, haunting halfstep, intricate hi-hats and intense sub bass. Both these tracks have been put to devastating use by the likes of Youngsta, Distance, N-Type, Icicle and Pinch — with “Hunted” in particular being a guaranteed rewind.
TRAUM (GERMANY)
TRAUM 145EP EULBERG, DOMINIK: Diorama Remixes Pt. 2 12″ (TRAUM 145EP) 12.00
The second part of Dominik Eulberg’s Diorama remixes features some of the finest producers around, starting with Kollektiv Turmstrasse. What kicks off as a Chez Damier groove makes the transition into a loose dub monster. Another amazing remix comes from Hot Chip. Bubbling synth sounds meet the melodies of the original, resulting in a laid-back tune. There are also remixes by Extrawelt and Gabriel Ananda.
TRESOR (BELGIUM)
TRESOR 245CD HUCKABY, MIKE: Tresor Records 20th Anniversary CD (TRESOR 245CD) 15.50
Following Tresor Club’s 20th anniversary in March 2011, Tresor Records memorializes its two decades of existence with an exclusive mix from one of its esteemed Detroit connections, Mike Huckaby. While Mike is no new face to the Tresor family, having played in the club for many consecutive years, this mix marks his first and much-anticipated release for the label. In true retrospective fashion, Mike’s 20th anniversary mix digs deep into the vaults of Tresor’s treasured archives, pulling out some of the most definitive classics from its unrivaled repertoire, with Jeff Mills, Surgeon, Robert Hood, Joey Beltram, Cristian Vogel and Drexciya all included. This mix is the first in a series of projects that will see Mike Huckaby collaborating with Tresor Records. Though its recent history has been overshadowed by the loss of its original home, Tresor Records is now transparently back with a steady concatenation of engaging releases. Other artists include: Bam Bam, DJ Rush, Paul Johnson, Hertz, Cisco Ferreira and Mike Dearborn.
UNKNOWN LABEL
RHD 002DF-EP RAMIREZ: A.M.Y. 12″ (RHD 002DF-EP) 14.00
A one-sided mutant disco freakout from Ramirez. Here, he recounts a fateful encounter with an ex over some mad out phaser action and cosmic electronics. Produced by Dean Blunt from Hype Williams.
VAMPISOUL (SPAIN)
VAMPI 138LP VA: Rangarang: Pre-Revolutionary Iranian Pop 3LP (VAMPI 138LP) 34.50
3LP version. It may seem hard to believe now, with the Islamic Republic of Iran swathed in controversial breaches of human rights and nonsensical nuclear issues, but a little over 30 years ago it was all glitz and glamour, rock and roll. The shah of Iran promoted modernization to the detriment of Persian culture and most Iranians loathed the stoic king by the end of his reign. Centuries of monarchist rule gave way to a staunch Islamist regime during the populist Iranian Revolution of 1979. The new Iranian government sought to eradicate any remnants of the imperialist monarchy and “having fun” was banned entirely. Music’s controversial status within Islam meant that the Persian pop industry was incongruous with Iran’s new and heavy-handed rulers. All of Iran’s record labels were forcibly shut down, the entire broadcasting industry was Islamicized, and a fearful population burned their records, buried their books and complied, at least on the surface, with the Islamic regime’s new (and very boring) rules and regulations. Rangarang is a compilation of forgotten jewels from pre-revolutionary Iran. These songs tell the stories of an artisan community that flourished during the 1960s and 1970s before vanishing into oblivion. The pop stars who stayed in Iran were summoned to the revolutionary court and forced to sign a declaration promising to abandon their careers and never perform again. By the time an exilic music industry had been established in Los Angeles, where many musicians settled after fleeing the chaotic disarray of post-revolutionary war-torn Iran, the beats and melodies of the monarchist era had given way to the synthesizers of the 1980s and Iranian pop music would never be the same again. The range of the tracks included on Rangarang is astonishing, from funky workouts and soulful pop to jazzy grooves and yearning ballads, all wonderfully and imaginatively produced and arranged, giving shape to truly popular music.
VLEK (BELGIUM)
VLEK 005EP VA: AMAI #3/4 7″ (VLEK 005EP) 11.00
This is the third volume of the four-volume split 7″ compilation. DZA hits us with an ice-cold triumphant banger here. The unstoppable force of the track picks up more and more snappy percussive elements, engaging drum patterns and even some ’80s-style vocal sample solos. Herrmutt Lobby dodge meteors and return enemy fire in their intergalactic space funk laboratory with this unidentified flying-funk opus. Richard Colvaen shows us his versatility by bringing a chilled-out, deep, slightly mournful feel to the table. Hand-numbered limited edition of 300; includes insert.
WATER WING/TURNED WORD
TRDWD 024LP CAETHUA: The Summer Is Over Before It’s Begun LP (TRDWD 024LP) 14.00
“Caethua is the project of Maine resident Clare Hubbard. With a handful of releases under her belt on a variety of labels, The Summer Is Over is one of Hubbard’s most realized works. Eight sonically perfect songs filled with heart-melting vocal melodies, and dream provoking lyrics. Tastefully accompanied by her piano, guitar, saxophone and well-placed soundscapes. She is joined on this record by the multi-instrumentalism of Andy Neubauer (Impractical Cockpit, Flowbee Au Naturale) who compliments this masterpiece with bass clarinet and cello. Recorded at The Pool Recording Studio by Alex Yusimov and artfully mastered by Tim Stollenwerk. This is a split release between everyone’s favorite outsider label, Turned Word and the debut release on the new Mississippi Records imprint, Water Wing Records.” Includes full-color insert.
WATERGATE RECORDS (GERMANY)
WG 005EP TIEFSCHWARZ (FEAT. MAMA): Corporate Butcher 12″ (WG 005EP) 12.50
Watergate Records is back with their 5th vinyl edition, focusing on exclusive tracks from the Watergate CD series mixed by Tiefschwarz. Vocals come from Nigerian singer Mama, who has, along with the brothers, cooked up the sexy house number “Corporate Butcher,” exclusively for the boys’ Watergate 09 mix CD. The Schwarz brothers, alongside Santé, have layered sleek house beats over a club-rumbling bass that mesh effortlessly with Mama’s sultry voice. Includes remixes by Solomun and Zander VT. Early support from Dixon, Âme and H.O.S.H.
WONDER WET RECORDS (ROMANIA)
WWR 002EP WE RESET: Gropius 12″ (WWR 002EP) 12.50
The productions of We Reset are the fruit of their love for live music. Folco and Alessandro are two Roman producers born to recreate in the studio the atmosphere of the dancefloor through hot and melodious sounds often created with the use of analogic synthesizers built with their own hands. Nothing more and nothing less than two best friends who love making music and spending intense and rewarding days doing it.
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Nov 262011
 
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THE FINAL CHURCH OF THE ASTRO CHICKEN

… sadly announces the Funeral of:

HYBOID – WHERE ANDROIDS COME TO DIE

7 Tracks and 31 Minutes of psychedelic winter melancholia,
but with all the melodies you can expect

from a Hyboid release.
180 gram White 12″ Vinyl
wrapped in a Black & White

Soundcloud Teaser
Snippets of all tracks (zipped) 

Buy here:

Decks.de

and as always in my own 
ASTRO CHICKEN SHOP

Important:
I’ll leave for winter holidays in early December,
then my shop will be closed.
So be quick!

Also available a MP3 Download at
Junodownload.com

And I recommend that you take a look
at the WELOVETOEMERGE – JUNCTION compilation featuring
Astro Chicken Artists Telebot and Hyboid:
Decks.de
Only few copies available!

It will be a while till the next release.
Stay tuned on other labels!
News to come soon
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Nov 252011
 

Hello,

In a ridiculously strong week for new releases, Wolf Eyes’ Nate Young’s ‘Stay Asleep’ looms large over proceedings. It’s a record that has dominated our office listening since arrival, spilling unheimlich synth sounds and glutinous bass around sparse and blunted drums set somewhere between Raime and Photek’s ‘Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu’. Frankly, it’s one of the very best records of this, or any ilk in 2011 – we urge you to check it out.

Despite only releasing two singles to date, Raime’s reputation is inversely proportional to their output. Their third 12″ ‘Hennail’ is an exquisite distillation of their shadily disclosed influences, isolating elements of hardcore Jungle, militant Industrial and swooning Post-Punk, before moulding them into something utterly modern and deeply affective. Initial copies come in a printed ultra-gloss LP-style sleeve – these just ain’t gonna last.

Continuing a rarified, arcane theme across this week’s recommendations, Stephen O’Malley’s Ideologic Organ presents Nurse With Wound’s incredible transformations of Sunn 0)))’s ‘The Iron Soul Of Nothing’. Within, Potter and Stapleton find a purgatory betwixt drone Metal atmospheres and more miasmic ambience, yielding a genuinely jaw-dropping listen, with packaging to match.

And hovering around more celestial climes, Motion Sickness Of Time Travel (Rachel Evans) and Nova Scotian Arms (Grant Evans), offer a sumptuous LP through Belgium’s Aguirre imprint. Grant’s half is one of the best we’ve heard from him, romantic and sincerely wide-eyed, while Rachel’s is typically lush and blissed out, making use of those ethereal, spine-tingling vocals in a beautifully submerged and fuggy fashion.

Mark Fell records are ever welcome round ours, especially so his ‘Periodic orbits of a dynamic system …’ for Editions Mego. Unlike his previous material, this one’s structured around two 23-minute pieces and comprises some of his most scrambled yet accessible works to date. His fans will have giddy fingers at the mere sight of a new record, you know what to do.

Ekoplekz, meanwhile, returns with a super limited 7″ for the Snug Life imprint – made in a run of just 100 copies for the world. The original is a wicked, bilgy piece of lowland jak, while the ‘So Allein Replekz’ guts it and leaves the entrails flanging in a darkside chamber dub.

Like we said up top, it’s a really choice week for new stuff, but we neglected the old. ‘White Savage Dance’ is a remarkable collection of vintage, nascent productions by the elder statesman of UK Techno, Karl O’Connor aka Regis in his Sandra Electronics guise. If you’re only familiar with his dancefloor productions this may be a shocking listen, but if you’re aware of his tastes, you’ll hear echoes of the Cab’s, T.G, The Normal and DAF, all conducted with a pure, darkside elegance which is hard to mistake for anyone else. It’s a huge recommendation, as if it needed saying!

Throbbing Gristle, meanwhile, complete the first phase of their colossal reissue programme with the arrival of ‘Greatest Hits’, reissued for the first time in 30 years in limited runs, entirely remastered and with restored artwork, plus an additional CD’s worth of extra material.

Oh aye, maybe we’ll just quickly mention: we’ve got a few boxes-worth of mint, unplayed original 1989 copies My Bloody Valentine’s ‘Ecstasy And Wine’ LP for the taking. Enough said. First come…

Finally a couple of dancefloor aces from Zomby and Egyptrixx. Fresh from his 4AD album, Zomby gives the label a hot plate of seven new cuts spanning jungle, juke, and Bass with that inimitable UK flex, while Night Slugs’ Canadian ambassador drops his most intriguing and esoteric single to date, covering Dylan Carlson’s Earth (of all people!) on a brilliant 10″ for This Is Music’s This Is Less sub label.

Also out this week, new releases from Sandwel District, Vladislav Delay, Fulgeance, 1000names, Charlatan, Kingdom, Fatima Al Qadiri, FM3, Peter Broderick, Cotton Goods, RVNG Intl, Mr Oizo, French Fries, DVS1, Anthony Shakir, El Kid, Jeff Mills, Star Slinger, Persian, Terror Danjah, Russel Haswell vs Hecker, Soundhack plus re-presses of incredible albums from Julia Holter and The Caretaker.

have yourselves a fabulous week…

Peace! nekkers…xx

Albums of the Week



NATE YOUNG
Stay Asleep (Regression Vol. 2)
ELECTRONIC
NNA TAPES
LP // £14.99

*We’ve just not been able to stop listening to this amazing album from Wolf Eyes’ Nate Young – an immense collection of dark, atmospheric synth constructions that sound like an unholy mix of Demdike Stare, Fabio Frizzi, Wolf Eyes and Photek’s seminal “Ni – Ten – Ichi – Ryu” stripped of its beats* Nate Young’s ‘Regression’ was a marked departure for the Wolf Eyes man – not just from the teeth-chattering noise his disciples are so familiar with, but also from his previous solo efforts. The horror-movie influenced synth and tape manipulations displayed a development of sound that bypassed the white noise he might have been associated with, but in volume rather than mood – and ‘Stay Asleep’ sees a similar shift. At no point does the record reach cacophonous volumes, but the effect is as moody and unsettling a record as you’re likely to hear all year. Not the sort of thing you’d expect on NNA I hear you say? Well think again – these are deftly modern synthesizer constructions, and while harrowingly dark (think Friday 13th / Fabio Frizzi axis) retain an air of the new that smashes the retro/nostalgia jams of Umberto or Xander Harris to tiny pieces. Young is a tried and tested expert in music that seeps from the gutters of US subculture, and ‘Stay Asleep’ is his most assured statement to date with its slippery synthesized leads and heaving basslines. In another life this might be placed alongside the academic electronic works Delia Derbyshire, but Young operates in a parallel universe far removed from our own, away from the trappings of taste or trend. All that’s left to do is sit back and absorb these alien transmissions, and marvel at the strength of character and originality once again displayed by this ever intriguing artist.



SUNN O))) MEETS NURSE WITH WOUND
The Iron Soul Of Nothing
DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL
Ideologic Organ
2LP // £19.99

This is an album of Nurse With Wound remixes of Sunn 0))). You shouldn’t need any further inducement to buy it, but hey, we’ll indulge you…These are NWW versions of Sunn’s ØØVOID LP, and first appeared as a bonus disc on the 2008 Japan edition of the album; Stephen O’Malley has now dusted them down for a dedicated vinyl release on his Ideologic Organ imprint. It’s a clash of the titans, yes, but the results are more pensive and subtle than you might expect: Stephen Stapleton and Colin Potter zone in on the ambient character of the source material, and bring to it their own expertise in that field: the miasmic drones of Dsnystaxis have more in common with The Caretaker or GAS than metal, while ‘Ash On The Trees’ brings Pete Stahl’s imploring vocal – virtually inaudible in the original track – right to the fore, only to submerge it in a swamp of mercilessly reverbed SOMA guitar, smashed glass and digital shrapnel. If, like us, you have a soft spot for Nurse but have spent the last two decades craving something as considered, engrossing and creepily beautiful as their ’88 masterpiece Soliloquy For Lilith (also O’Malley’s favourite release of theirs, apparently), then it’s fair to say your time has come. Jaw-droppingly good.



MOTION SICKNESS OF TIME TRAVEL / NOVA SCOTIAN ARMS
Crystal Anniversary
HOME LISTENING / MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT
Aguirre
LP // £13.99

*Edition of 300 copies only * Husband/wife synthesists and nu-New Age dreamers Grant and Rachel Evans commemorate their crystal anniversary with a lush split in their solo guises. As Nova Scotian Arms, Grant contributes the magical, deeply arresting ‘Navigation (Devotional)’ to the A-side. It’s one of the most impressive pieces we’ve heard by him, charting a dramatic, rolling topography of Kosmische astral projections, gravity-defying synth harmonics and passages of mind-bending electronic chaos with a steady hand and romantic vision. B-side Rachel appears as Motion Sickness Of Time Travel with two beautiful pieces: ‘Censer’ is a pop-wise meditation on sustained synth chords and cascading, heavenly vocals, while ‘Lotus Flower’ is a longer segment of copulating drones and fluid, bloopy textures conducted with a mystical, female sensuality.



MY BLOODY VALENTINE
Ecstasy And Wine (Original 1989 pressing!)
INDIE / ROCK / ALTERNATIVE
LAZY RECORDS
LP // £19.99

Wow, well that was unexpected. “Ecstasy And Wine” was originally released in 1989 and compiles the ‘Strawberry Wine’ EP and the “Ecstasy” mini-album, both originally released in 1987. It’s an amazing 10-track document of the band’s earliest recordings and predates their better known recordings for Creation. Now, over 20 years later, Kevin Shields has unearthed a stash of mint, unplayed, original copies, still in the sealed pressing plant boxes they were originally shipped in. We have very limited copies available from that original stock – an unmissable opportunity to grab yourself a slice of British music history in its original, vintage form.



MARK FELL
Periodic orbits of a dynamic system related to a knot
ELECTRONIC
Editions Mego
LP // £15.99

Mark Fell is on a roll right now, and his latest offering is as conceptually considered and sonically visceral as we’ve come to expect. Periodic Orbits Of A Dynamic System Related To A LP consists of two 23-minute pieces (entitled simply ‘This Side’ and ‘That Side’) that riff on past material – including an outtake from his recent Multistability LP, a quadraphonic piece composed for the Supersimetria event in Barcelona earlier this year, live versions of previously released and unreleased tracks. Fell describes it as an “almost-live-album”: it was entirely written, mixed and edited with MIDI, and features three modified ’80s Yamaha presets; it also happens to contain some of his most accessible and melodic constructions to date. Few people are capable of bringing such depth and charisma to hardcore electronic music, and we can safely say that Periodic Orbits is essential tackle for fans of the brain-scrambling stuff.



THROBBING GRISTLE
Throbbing Gristle’s Greatest Hits (2011 Reissue)
ELECTRONIC
Industrial Records Ltd
2CD // £11.99

*2011 Remastered reissue – includes a bonus disc plus 2 previously unreleased mixes from the 80s’* “For the first time in 30 years Throbbing Gristle are now back on their own original Industrial Records label. To mark the occasion we are pleased to announce the rerelease of TG’s first five albums on vinyl & CD. Each album has been restored and remastered specifically for each format by Chris Carter from 24bit ‘baked tape’ digital transfers of the original first generation analogue master tapes. Vinyl – The newly cut 180-gram vinyl editions include painstakingly restored cover artworks, using original source material from the Industrial Records visual archive. In addition each of the vinyl releases include an exclusive large format 8-page colour booklet featuring an abundance of Throbbing Gristle archival material, including some previously unpublished photos of the band. Each vinyl release is limited to 2000 copies. COMPACT DISC Each of the CD special-editions are presented in a gatefold sleeve featuring restored and remastered cover artworks and an integrated 8-page booklet (* the booklets feature different artworks and content to the vinyl editions). While the CD releases feature the same track count and running order as the vinyl editions each CD special-edition also includes an exclusive bonus CD containing content from the year of the albums original release. This additional content includes TG live tracks and remastered singles. The Greatest Hits CD special-edition also includes two previously unreleased Throbbing Gristle mixes from the 1980s’. CD Tracklist Disc 1 1/Hamburger Lady 2/Hot OnThe Heels Of Love 3/Subhuman 4/AB/7A 5/Six Six Sixties 6/Blood On The Floor 7/20 Jazz Funk Greats 8/Tiab Guls 9/United 10/What A Day 11/Adrenalin Disc 2 01/The Old Man Smiled (Alternative Mix) Previously Unreleased 02/Zyklon B Zombie – 7″ Single 03/Dead On Arrival 04/We Hate You (Little Girls) 05/Five Knuckle Shuffle – 7″ Single 06/Discipline (Berlin – Edit) -12″ Single 07/Persuasion 08/AB7A (AB7B Mix) Previously Unreleased 09/Distant Dreams (Part Two) – 7” Single



JULIA HOLTER
Tragedy (Limited Vinyl Edition)
ELECTRONIC
Leaving Records
LP // £15.99

*Second pressing of quite honestly one of the best albums of any description you’ll hear in 2011 housed in custom Metallic Silver Jackets designed by: Jesselisa Moretti and hand-stamped, hand-stickered centre-labels* Julia Holter is one of the most singular female artists we’ve encountered from the current groundswell of American indies. Leaving Records is possibly an unusual home for her latest, but then again, what’s “usual” about Sun Araw, Matthewdavid or Dem Hunger? Her high concept fifth release, ‘Tragedy’ is based on the Ancient Greek play ‘Hippolytus’, and mixes elements of synth work with droning neo-classical strings, cloud-like ambience and dreamily surreal vocals, almost like an amalgam of Robert Ashley, Maria Minerva and Laurie Anderson. There’s very little else out there right now with this sort of ambition, and most importantly, such a shockingly effective sense of wonder. A stunning, stunning album and an absolute must regardless of the kind of music you usually listen to. *Please note that this is a hand-assembled LP that comes in a custom jacket – even the centre labels have been hand-stamped and stickered. As a result the record has a handmade feel to it and should not be bought by those of you who like your pressings and sleeves flawless. Personally we find the whole thing adds to the charm (our copy has a centre label that kinda peels off, and the pressing certainly isn’t the cleanest we’ve ever heard ) – so if that’s not your bag then please steer clear. To the rest of you – enjoy!*

Singles of the Week



RAIME
HENNAIL
ELECTRONIC
BLACKEST EVER BLACK
12″ // £7.99

*Strictly limited Initial copies come in a thick-spined LP-style printed sleeve* Blackest Ever Black’s dysphoric duo present their most exquisitely realised single. A year in the making, ‘Hennail’ renders their illicit sound with an ever finer appreciation of tonal subtlety and tendon-tightening rhythmic dynamism. Their influences – militant, misanthropic post punk, hydraulic hardcore jungle and wasteland ambience – are more explicit than ever, yet utterly dissolute from the mass. On ‘Told And Collapsed’ the drums hang and swoon with a filigree syncopation owing as much to The Danse Society as Source Direct, while vein-popping industrial hollers are inverted deep into the matrix, beautifully accenting the track’s barely-repressed violence at the most crucial, tongue biting moments. On ‘You Will Lift Your Frame Clear’ shuddering bass takes precedence, desecrating their soundsphere with a noxious, choking presence giving license to the onset of cenobite synth sighs and awning strings which subliminally ratchet the terror levels to startling degrees. Play it as loud as you can take…



EKOPLEKZ / DRVG CVLTVRE
Snug02
ELECTRONIC
SNUG LIFE
7″ // £6.99

*Strictly limited copies – just 100 of these have been made* Promising new imprint Snug Life finally kick-start their run of limited releases with a two-track 45 of blasted post-industrial beat-offs by Ekoplekz and Drvg Cvltvre. The label are proposing a series of 7″, CD and DVD releases from the likes of Leyland Kirby, Cosmic Dennis Greenridge and Vindicatrix and more in coming months, and if this one is anything to go by, the quality of tunes and curation should be impressive. First up, with ‘Like Cattle You Run’ Drvg Cvltvre (fka Ra-X) hits a sodden rut of effluent electronics on sounding like KPLR-meets-Madteo deep under the influence of some untested  Dutch pharmaceuticals. Flipside Ekoplekz’s ‘So Allein Replekz’ inversion is far more destroyed, extruding your third ear thru flanging, echoic chamber dub noise sounding somewhere between Kevin Drumm and something off Laurel Halo’s ‘Antenna’ tape. TIP!



KARL O’CONNOR (REGIS)
White Savage Dance
ELECTRONIC
DOWNWARDS
12″ // £6.49

*First pressing Includes postcard + A4 insert with extensive sleevenotes by Tony Burnham aka Antonym* ‘White Savage Dance’ collects five seminal recordings by Karl O’Connor (Regis) as Sandra Electronics made between 1986 and 1999. They document the very earliest years of a canonical artist and his nascent experiments influenced by late ’70s electro, post punk and European Industrial – from Robert Rental to DAF, Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire – which would lay the foundations for a wealth of inspirational, definitive Techno productions. The A-side features three calcium and vitamin C-deficient tracks dating to 1986-88: the hypnotic, wheezing synths and dry rhythms of ‘Clean Air’ from 1986, beside the scrawny, phet-infused german version, and clenched english version of ‘Here And Now’ from 1988. The mindset and aesthetic is caustic, stripped-searched and sly but not without a prototypical form of the dark elegance which would come to define his later work. The flipside tracks ‘I Understand’ and ‘A Man Has Responsibilties’ came about a decade later and feature Karl’s spiky brummie vocals set to brittle, mechanical drums played by Go Go Girl and recalling the stripped-down repetitions of his heroes DAF. In total, these tracks isolate an essence of urging, prodding funk and punkish noise which has been integral to certain strains of the techno lineage since rockabilly and found thru Can, the Cab’s and right up to the likes of Powell nowadays. Essential works – a must for Regis obsessives and newbies alike.



ZOMBY
Nothing
DUBSTEP / GRIME / FUNKY
4AD
12″ // £7.99

*Brand new 7-track EP, pressed up on white vinyl and housed inside embossed inner and outer sleeeves* Special request for Zomby!!! 4AD drop an addendum of sorts to one of the albums of the year, ‘Dedication’, comprising seven brand new tracks spanning ‘ardcore jungle revives, glassy digital steppers and swaggered bleeps. On a ‘ardcore tip, there’s ‘Labyrinth’ no doubt dedicated to the legendary London venue, plus the stush breakbeat twyst of ‘Sens’ and the cusp-o-the-’90s-styled freewheeler ‘Ecstasy Versions’. Steppin’ melancholy, there’s the austere, finger-poppin’ ‘Digital Fractal’, the tucked-in, Arabesque roller ‘It Was All A Dream’ and the iced-out, Kuedo-styled stunner ‘Trapdoor’. Limited copies!



EGYPTRIXX
Old Black feat. Oh Bijou
DUBSTEP / GRIME / FUNKY
This Is Less Music
10″ // £6.99

A bit unexpected this – Night Slugs dude Egyptrixx and pals, Ohbijou, cover Dylan Carlson’s Earth song ‘Old Black’!? Backed with the equally experimental, yet more dancefloor-oriented ‘Hiawatha’ it comprises his most intriguing and esoteric release to date, succinctly melding a shiny electro aesthetic with more bruised drone/shoegaze textures in a strange, syncretic union. Floor Toms and rusted railway rhythms swirl with electronics, guitars and cooing vocals somewhere between A.C. Marias and Tropic Of Cancer on the cover version, transposing the windswept intent to a more artificial framework but keeping the dramatic quality intact. Flipside, the deranged ‘Hiawatha’ finds a more urging hybrid of sculpted guitar noise and snapping 808 augmentations with whisky-faced synth dissonance, frothing slightly at the mouth and locked into glazed-eye swing. It’s remarkably bewitching and highly recommended.

 

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BASIC CHANNEL / DUB TECHNO
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VLADISLAV DELAY
Vantaa
Raster Noton
CD // £13.99

Striking new album from Sasu Ripatti on Raster-Noton, the first of a projected series for the label. It comes not long after the Vladislav Delay Quartet LP on Honest Jon’s, but there’s no avant-jazz or caustic power electronics to be heard on Vantaa – instead, the kind of clotted, dub-wise techno abstraction that blew us away on his recent Latoma EP, and which he’s been both refining and complicating over…
BEATS / DOWNTEMPO / BOOGIE
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STAR SLINGER
Dumbin’
Wichita Recordings
12″ // £5.99

Hard to believe but this is the first official solo single by Star Slinger, the hotly-tipped producer who’s already released a handful of singles and remixed everyone from Gold Panda to Washed Out. The original ‘Dumbin’ plays out a glitched R&B rhythm with all the hi-tech tweaks and nudges you’d expect from this fella, but to be honest we prefer the ’90s R&B-Pop inflections of the Deep Mix. There’s also…
1000NAMES
Machine City EP
Svetlana
12″ // £5.49

New heat on Svetlana Industries from Bulgarian duo Casio Blaster and 99 Mistakes aka 1000names. It’s a hard sound to pin-down, hip-hop instrumentals that favour stiff techno precision over corner-boy slouch: A-side ‘La Boheme’ comes over like G-friendly italo; ‘Planet Video’ is similarly electro-attuned, but is breezier, frequently threatening to shift up to footwork-speed but keeping it locked down to mid-pace throughout. On the title track, what sounds like a…
DIRG GERNER
Preface EP
Ho Tep Records
12″ // £6.99

Ho Tep, the harder-to-define offspring of Eglo Records, introduces a new artist by the name of Dirk Gerner with his debut, the ‘Preface EP’. Styles are more soulful, jazzy, for this one, following the boogie-riddled dancefloor output of Letherette, Mau’lin and Throwing Snow. Floating Points’ vocalist of choice, Fatima, lends a sophisticated vocal to the burnished downbeats of opener ‘Rubies & Diamonds’, while Olmino imbues the spacious rhythms and neon…
FULGEANCE
To All Of You
MELTING POT MUSIC
CD // £10.99

Debut album business from one of France’s premier neck-snappers! ‘To All Of You’ arrives after an impeccable series of releases over the last four years, at once distilling and expanding on the ideas of his three aces for Musique Large and the idiosyncratic beatcraft of his All City and One-Handed Music 12″s. Kinda like a stoned Mr. Oizo or a dafter Dorian Concept, his debut album feels like a coherent…
FULGEANCE
To All Of You
MELTING POT MUSIC
LP // £13.99

**Includes digital download card for the full album plus bonus remixes – redeemable from the label** *Includes download coupon for full album and bonus remixes redeemable from the label* Debut album business from one of France’s premier neck-snappers! ‘To All Of You’ arrives after an impeccable series of releases over the last four years, at once distilling and expanding on the ideas of his three aces for Musique Large and…
BOTANY
Feeling Today EP
Western Vinyl
CD // £9.99

Botany is Spencer Stephenson’s alter ego for a gauzy, slightly hypnagogic blend of instrumental Hip Hop, washed-out modern psych and bliss-pop. It represents the sweeter, more indie-melodic end of the spectrum to say the Leaving Records crew, conducted with a wide-eyed, maybe naive sense of wonder that’s endearing in its honesty, perhaps like a more smudged, hippy-ish version of Gold Panda’s glistening cleaner contours. It’s a dense an ephemeral collection…
DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL
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SUNN O))) MEETS NURSE WITH WOUND
The Iron Soul Of Nothing
Ideologic Organ
2LP // £19.99

This is an album of Nurse With Wound remixes of Sunn 0))). You shouldn’t need any further inducement to buy it, but hey, we’ll indulge you…These are NWW versions of Sunn’s ØØVOID LP, and first appeared as a bonus disc on the 2008 Japan edition of the album; Stephen O’Malley has now dusted them down for a dedicated vinyl release on his Ideologic Organ imprint. It’s a clash of the…
JE SUIS LE PETIT CHEVALIER
L’Enfant Sauvage
Aguirre
LP // £13.99

Felicia Atkinson has cropped up on a number of releases for Home Normal, Hibernate and others throughout 2011, but saved her most involving work for this Aguirre side as Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier. The French/Belgian artist places herself in the midst of the forestdrone set – think Grouper, Motion Sickness Of Time Travel, Ekin Fil – with ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’, summoning two improvised sides of bleak ambience, veiled vocalising and…
MUGSTAR
Serra – Distant Sun I & II (Remixed by Robert Hampson)
AGITATED
Mini LP // £13.99

*Green vinyl. Edition of 800* Following up their ‘Lime’ album for Important, Liverpool’s psychedelic rock unit Mugstar have enlisted notorious former Loop frontman Robert Hampson to remix album track ‘Serra’. What they, and you, get is an epic, 39-minute overhaul. The first 19 minutes or so concentrate on the cyclical krautrock rhythms, sounding kinda like some long lost session recording from an Alpine commune circa ’73; one long Head-feeding stretch…
ROGELIO SOSA
Raudales
Sub Rosa
CD // £12.99

“Rogelio Sosa was born in Mexico City in 1977. His work explores a wide range of aspects that deal with sound morphology, structures of auditory reference, intensification of the acoustic space and performativity. His projects include solo and collective improvisations, music compositions, sound actions and sound installations. All of these are produced using electronic media. He started studying musical composition with Julio Estrada and then electroacoustic music at the Ateliers…
DISCO / EDITS / FUNK
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ESCORT
Escort
TIRK
2LP // £10.49

**Collects all five impeccable singles by New York’s revered neo-disco trio** “Escort burst onto the scene in 2006 with a string of critically acclaimed 12″s that included future classics ‘Starlight’ and ‘All Through The Night’, both DJ staples that still get plenty of play on dancefloors. As DJs nursed their electro-clash hangover with a seemingly never ending stream of disco edits, Escort stood out, in part, by creating dance music…
POCKET FEAT. STEVE KILBEY
Here In Noiseville (Justus Kohncke / Brioski Mixes)
TIRK
12″ // £5.99

*Includes Justus Kohncke remix* “Pocket is the snappy moniker of NYC based Richard Jankovich. As the principal creative mind behind the based electro-pop band Burnside Project he is not just well versed in top notch original production but also is an in-demand remixer (Beck, Radiohead, Kristin Hersh, Of Montreal, Joanna Newsom and many others). His debut release on Tirk is the ever-so-tuneful ‘Here In Noiseville’. In this first single Richard…
TOM CROOSE
Cho Chua
RESISTA
12″ // £7.49

Following Daphi aka Caribou’s lead, Tom Croose debuts on Resista with two heady edits of a certain Tropicalista. The New York resident first appeared on the scene with a sought-after 7″ edit of Mac’s ‘Never Going Back’, and we can easily see this one becoming equally coveted. A-side teases out the original guitar lick, mango-sweet vocal hook and simmering drums into a joyful disco trip, bringing a little spot of…
URAL THOMAS
Push ‘Em Up / Deep Within My Heart
MISSISSIPPI
7″ // £6.99

“…two great soul songs by local legend Ural Thomas recorded in 1960. “Push em, Up” is an upbeat soul stomper for the dnce floor. “Deep Within’ My heart” is a pretty ballad with eight harmonies and lots of groove. Ural is an underappreciated musician who toured opening for Otis Redding back int he day, had James Brown plagarize his style, played in countless bands in Portland & Seattle, built a…
DUB / REGGAE
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DENNIS BROWN / BRINSLEY FORDE
Let Me Down / Ghetto Warrior
NECESSARY MAYHEM RECORDS
12″ // £5.99

Heavy digickal roots from the Necessary Mayhem posse. A-side features a legendary Dennis Brown vocal ‘Let me Down’ dug out the archives and placed on Curtis Lynch’s tuff but sensitive riddim. Flipside Aswad founder and Double Decker Brinsley Forde is set to to a bashier digital production on ‘Ghetto Warrior’.
DUBSTEP / GRIME / FUNKY
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ZOMBY
Nothing
4AD
12″ // £7.99

*Brand new 7-track EP, pressed up on white vinyl and housed inside embossed inner and outer sleeeves* Special request for Zomby!!! 4AD drop an addendum of sorts to one of the albums of the year, ‘Dedication’, comprising seven brand new tracks spanning ‘ardcore jungle revives, glassy digital steppers and swaggered bleeps. On a ‘ardcore tip, there’s ‘Labyrinth’ no doubt dedicated to the legendary London venue, plus the stush breakbeat twyst…
EGYPTRIXX
Old Black feat. Oh Bijou
This Is Less Music
10″ // £6.99

A bit unexpected this – Night Slugs dude Egyptrixx and pals, Ohbijou, cover Dylan Carlson’s Earth song ‘Old Black’!? Backed with the equally experimental, yet more dancefloor-oriented ‘Hiawatha’ it comprises his most intriguing and esoteric release to date, succinctly melding a shiny electro aesthetic with more bruised drone/shoegaze textures in a strange, syncretic union. Floor Toms and rusted railway rhythms swirl with electronics, guitars and cooing vocals somewhere between A.C….
VARIOUS / PLANET MU
Bangs & Works Vol.2 (The Best Of Chicago Footwork)
Planet Mu
3LP // £14.99

**Includes free MP3 download code redeemable from the label** As promised, Planet Mu juice out another 100% killah Footwork selection, following up one of THE best records of the last 12 months. Since the release of the last volume, it’s fair to say the meme has gone global thanks to contagion carriers such as µ fam’s Kuedo and Machinedrum, and no doubt the awesome tours by DJs Spinn & Rashad…
KINGDOM
Dreama EP
Night Slugs
12″ // £5.99

Night Slugs’ east coast soldier comes with four forward BASS hybrids. Like Bok Bok’s take on UK Grime and House flavours, Kingdom brings a crucially detached approach to a more American flavoured palette, folding R&B, Footwork and Club-ready House in his ultra-synthetic, heat-seeking fusions. On his third full single he’s riding with slow and sticky instrumental R&B on ‘Let You No’, spilling neon synth juice all o’er booming 808s and…
PERSIAN
Feel Da Vibe
EXISTENCE IS RESISTANCE
12″ // £7.99

4-track rudee featuring the deeply infectious ‘Feel Da Vibe’, as played by Four Tet on his Fabriclive mix! As the story goes, the original release was so obscure that Kieran Hebden had to track down a kindly Discogs user to rip the track from wax for him, but due to popular demand following widespread acclaim for the CD and his track in particular, Persian has self-released this beauty on wax….
FATIMA AL QADIRI
Genre-Specific Xperience
UNO NYC
Mini LP // £11.99

Weeks after bewitching us as Ayshay on Tri Angle, Fatima Al Qadiri gives a superb single for the highly promising UNO imprint (recent host to music by Jacques Greene and CFCF). The NYC-based artist, musician and composer is already a favourite of Dan Lopatin and certainly has our approval at the very least, and justifiably so; she’s making some of the most arresting, avant-cyber-pop sounds we’ve heard all year. ‘Genre-Specific…
DESTO, CLOUDS & JIMI TENOR
Time Bird
502 Recordings
12″ // £7.99

Following that killer Teeth 12″, Oneman’s 502 imprint looks to Finland again with this collaboration between the new skool bass vanguard, Desto and Clouds, and Sahko’s electro-jazz veteran, Jimi Tenor. Both tracks were recorded in Shanghai earlier this year, with A-side featuring Kode 9-collaborator Cha Cha gliding over the woozy trip-hop slumper ‘Time Bird’, while the flipside serves the fluid, sino-stepping electro of ‘Eightfold Path’ from Jimi Tenor and Desto,…
TERROR DANJAH
You Make Me Feel / Morph 2
Hyperdub
12″ // £4.99

Terror Danjah hits our R&B spot dead-on with two platinum-gilded productions for Hyperdub. No mistake, ‘You Make Me’ must surely be the most developed, beautifully realised song on his CV, setting Meleka’ diamond-sharp vocal against a backdrop of clustered finger-clicks and ultra-lush rhodes romance sounding like some seriously prime Timbaland production. Honestly, we’re a bit lost for words, this is just stunning! And as if to show he’s still a…
ALPHA STEPPA / RSD
Alpha Steppa Meets RSD
Steppas Records
12″ // £5.49

Bass-wise specials spinning on a Korea-Bristol axis. On his side Korea’s Alpha Steppa runs two authentically heavyweight Digidub steppers propelled by chest-caving 4/4 sub pressure. Flipside RSD duppies the vibe via unfeasibly powerful low end and ultra-spacious dubbing delivered with a rudeboy stance.
BIOME
Propaganda
Osiris Music UK
12″ // £6.49

Mightily impressive halfstep killer from Manchester souljah, Biome. It follows in swift succession from the elevated levels of his ‘Space’ ace for Black Box with a showcase of dynamically diffused, Hardcore Dubstep minimalism. Simply, ‘Propaganda’ is an expertly engineered weapon. Heard on headphones the paucity of elements leaves crucial room for movement, and Biome uses all the available space to make his sounds snarl, boom and smack from every angle….
DCULT / KRYTIKAL / FUSED FORCES / VARIOUS
Area Music Volume 1
Area Recordings
2×12″ // £11.99

“The fifth release on Area Music introduces six new artists to the roster. Essex’s DCult travels a narrow path between light and dark while Australia’s 3rdeye entwine sweet ethereal beauty with hard pulsating beats. Aeon is a Croation bass music producer who makes use of sweet vocals, lush pads, stuttering percussion, weighty drums and a pulsing bassline, while Safire is an Australian producer lurking at the deep end of tech-funk…
HATTI VATTI
You EP
New Moon Recordings
12″ // £6.99

Emosh, mechanized dubstep moves from this Polish producer, backed with a standout Indigo collaboration. HV’s original tracks take in cinematic digidub on ‘You’ with Cian Finn and melancholic, IDM-inflected dubstep on ‘Piranha’s Melody’, however, your interest is best warranted by the mercurial future jungle flux of ‘Typha’ with Indigo. trust us, fans of the Autonomic sound shouldn’t be disappointed with the latter.
LD
Electric
Ringo Records
2×12″ // £12.99

Double pack of Hardcore dubstep boogie from one of the scene’s most dangerously underrated producers. Even by his standards, L.D’s presence has been notably absent for the last 12 months but linking with Benga and Cluekid has prompted one of the most substantial and deadly releases in his armoury. The first plate is all his, from the ruff-but-smoove jungle flex of ‘Sunrise’ to the overlarge synthline pressure of ‘Ogre’ and…
V.I.V.E.K.
Soundman / Diablo
Deep Medi
12″ // £7.99

V.I.V.E.K. follows up his sterling work on the ‘Eyes Down’ doublepack and that Johnny Osborne version for Greensleeves with two stripped down and purposeful riddims. A-side ‘Soundman’ plays on a dread, minimal halfstep flex with subtle Techno elements, while B-side delivers the payload of ‘Diablo’, all arcing sci-fi synthlines and crushing subbass intensity accentuated by toiling snares.
ELECTRONIC
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NATE YOUNG
Stay Asleep (Regression Vol. 2)
NNA TAPES
LP // £14.99

*We’ve just not been able to stop listening to this amazing album from Wolf Eyes’ Nate Young – an immense collection of dark, atmospheric synth constructions that sound like an unholy mix of Demdike Stare, Fabio Frizzi, Wolf Eyes and Photek’s seminal “Ni – Ten – Ichi – Ryu” stripped of its beats* Nate Young’s ‘Regression’ was a marked departure for the Wolf Eyes man – not just from the…
RAIME
HENNAIL
BLACKEST EVER BLACK
12″ // £7.99

*Strictly limited Initial copies come in a thick-spined LP-style printed sleeve* Blackest Ever Black’s dysphoric duo present their most exquisitely realised single. A year in the making, ‘Hennail’ renders their illicit sound with an ever finer appreciation of tonal subtlety and tendon-tightening rhythmic dynamism. Their influences – militant, misanthropic post punk, hydraulic hardcore jungle and wasteland ambience – are more explicit than ever, yet utterly dissolute from the mass. On…
EKOPLEKZ / DRVG CVLTVRE
Snug02
SNUG LIFE
7″ // £6.99

*Strictly limited copies – just 100 of these have been made* Promising new imprint Snug Life finally kick-start their run of limited releases with a two-track 45 of blasted post-industrial beat-offs by Ekoplekz and Drvg Cvltvre. The label are proposing a series of 7″, CD and DVD releases from the likes of Leyland Kirby, Cosmic Dennis Greenridge and Vindicatrix and more in coming months, and if this one is anything…
KARL O’CONNOR (REGIS)
White Savage Dance
DOWNWARDS
12″ // £6.49

*First pressing Includes postcard + A4 insert with extensive sleevenotes by Tony Burnham aka Antonym* ‘White Savage Dance’ collects five seminal recordings by Karl O’Connor (Regis) as Sandra Electronics made between 1986 and 1999. They document the very earliest years of a canonical artist and his nascent experiments influenced by late ’70s electro, post punk and European Industrial – from Robert Rental to DAF, Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire -…
MARK FELL
Periodic orbits of a dynamic system related to a knot
Editions Mego
LP // £15.99

Mark Fell is on a roll right now, and his latest offering is as conceptually considered and sonically visceral as we’ve come to expect. Periodic Orbits Of A Dynamic System Related To A LP consists of two 23-minute pieces (entitled simply ‘This Side’ and ‘That Side’) that riff on past material – including an outtake from his recent Multistability LP, a quadraphonic piece composed for the Supersimetria event in Barcelona…
THROBBING GRISTLE
Throbbing Gristle’s Greatest Hits (2011 Reissue)
Industrial Records Ltd
2CD // £11.99

*2011 Remastered reissue – includes a bonus disc plus 2 previously unreleased mixes from the 80s’* “For the first time in 30 years Throbbing Gristle are now back on their own original Industrial Records label. To mark the occasion we are pleased to announce the rerelease of TG’s first five albums on vinyl & CD. Each album has been restored and remastered specifically for each format by Chris Carter from…
THROBBING GRISTLE
Throbbing Gristle’s Greatest Hits (2011 Reissue)
Industrial Records Ltd
LP // £12.99

*2011 issue – restored and remastered by Chris Carter from 24bit ‘baked tape’ transfers of the original tapes* “For the first time in 30 years Throbbing Gristle are now back on their own original Industrial Records label. To mark the occasion we are pleased to announce the rerelease of TG’s first five albums on vinyl & CD. Each album has been restored and remastered specifically for each format by Chris…
JULIA HOLTER
Tragedy (Limited Vinyl Edition)
Leaving Records
LP // £15.99

*Second pressing of quite honestly one of the best albums of any description you’ll hear in 2011 housed in custom Metallic Silver Jackets designed by: Jesselisa Moretti and hand-stamped, hand-stickered centre-labels* Julia Holter is one of the most singular female artists we’ve encountered from the current groundswell of American indies. Leaving Records is possibly an unusual home for her latest, but then again, what’s “usual” about Sun Araw, Matthewdavid or…
FM3
HeXieFu
FM3
CD + Coin + Cards + Stickers // £15.99

*Limited to 2000 copies featuring a re-usable and re-sealable gold foil package, commemorative FM3 coin, a series of individually numbered FM3 “VIP” cards and gold metallic FM3 sticker* The packing, design and even name of HeXieFu continue FM3’s guiding design principle of using items from our daily life and repurposing them for the music and art world. HeXie means “Harmony” and Fu is one of the most used characters in…
CHARLATAN
Equinox
Aguirre
LP // £13.99

*Edition of 300 copies for the world* Belgium’s Aguirre Records present a reissue of Brad Rose’s earliest offering as Charlatan. Most of you will require little introduction to the work of Brad Rose, his myriad solo and collaborative works or the output of his Digitalis imprint. But in case you’ve not been paying attention, his oeuvre is one of the more substantial and far reaching in the contemporary electronic underground….
REFRACTOR
Locus Suspectus
Under The Spire
LP // £13.49

*Edition of 200 copies* Jospeh Martinez aka Refractor presents twelve one-take improvisations for synthesizer. Unfortunately we’re not privy to what synthesizer that is, but we’re assured that all mixing, panning, decay and reverb are manipulated within the instrument and were mastered with no additional editing. The results recall the magical essence of much Radiophonic bloopery and the instinctively rhythmic work of say, Ekoplekz in parts, or the more roving moments…
KORALLREVEN
An Album By Korallreven
Acephale
LP // £17.99

**White vinyl – Includes digital download card redeemable from the label** Radio Dept’s Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder make good on the promise of their much-loved singles with this unmistakably lush debut album. In finest Scandinavian style, ‘An Album…’ is Korallreven’s beautifully realised attempt to escape the harsh Swedish winter by means of simulated pop bliss, referencing all manner of sun-soaked styles from Southern Rap to Balearic pop with wonderfully…
KORALLREVEN
An Album By Korallreven
Acephale
CD // £11.99

Radio Dept’s Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder make good on the promise of their much-loved singles with this unmistakably lush debut album. In finest Scandinavian style, ‘An Album…’ is Korallreven’s beautifully realised attempt to escape the harsh Swedish winter by means of simulated pop bliss, referencing all manner of sun-soaked styles from Southern Rap to Balearic pop with wonderfully immersive production values. But the biggest single influence is a trip…
BUFFALO TIDE
Arabia
HOLY MATERIALS
CD // £3.99

*Edition of 100. Includes bonus track and sticker* Finely layered IDM electronics from Buffalo Tide aka Christopher Oliver. ‘Arabia’ comprises his most substantial and best-realised work to date, four tracks (plus bonus) of sweetly melancholic composition with restrained percussive arrangement and an appreciation of spacious arrangement and layering. There’s a James Blake-esque chamber solemnity to ‘Makes The Sky Smaller’ or the spindly, field recording-infused ‘Ras Aljinz’, and the sparse elements…
EXTREME / NOISE
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RUSSELL HASWELL & FLORIAN HECKER
Kanal GENDYN
Editions Mego
LP + DVD // £24.99

*62min vinyl LP and a 25 Bit / 48 KHz DVD, with extensive sleeve notes and stills from the film* Florian Hecker and Russell Haswell present their first major collaborative release since 2007’s ‘Blackest Ever Black’ LP for Warner Classics. ‘Kanal GENDYN’ is their soundtrack to an unscored film, ‘Kanal Video’ by the Swiss artist duo Peter Fischli & David Weiss, which documents an hour long ‘ride’ through Zurich’s sewer…
FOLK / AMERICANA
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VARIOUS / MISSISSIPPI
Last Time Around
MISSISSIPPI
LP // £13.99

Part three of three in Mississippi’s series of raw, unadulterated Gospel musics spanning 1950s to the 1980s taken from the Tompkins Square compilation ‘Fire In My Bones’. Like part 1 ‘Life Is A Problem’ and part 2 ‘Oh Graveyard, You Can’t Hold Me Always’ the music within is consistently timeless and deeply, unmistakably soulful, from Rev. Roger L Worthy & His Sister Bonnie’s dubbed-out ballad ‘Gert Back Satan’ to Bishop…
HOME LISTENING / MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT
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MOTION SICKNESS OF TIME TRAVEL / NOVA SCOTIAN ARMS
Crystal Anniversary
Aguirre
LP // £13.99

*Edition of 300 copies only * Husband/wife synthesists and nu-New Age dreamers Grant and Rachel Evans commemorate their crystal anniversary with a lush split in their solo guises. As Nova Scotian Arms, Grant contributes the magical, deeply arresting ‘Navigation (Devotional)’ to the A-side. It’s one of the most impressive pieces we’ve heard by him, charting a dramatic, rolling topography of Kosmische astral projections, gravity-defying synth harmonics and passages of mind-bending…
THE HUMBLE BEE
The Indescribable Brightness Shone
Cotton Goods
CD + DVD // £25.99

*STRICTLY LIMITED TO 100 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED AND PACKAGED COPIES FOR THE WORLD* Another rarified delight from the fetishised Cotton Goods label, presenting a DVD + CD album housed in exquisite, hand-assembled packaging. Back in 2009 chief caretaker, Craig Tattersall started Cotton Goods with ‘A Miscellany For The Quiet Hours’, a comfortingly musty set of tape loops and ambient embers made as The Humble Bee, which he followed with the intimately…
PETER BRODERICK
Music For Confluence
ERASED TAPES
CD // £10.99

‘Music for Confluence’ is yet another excellent full-length from Peter Broderick, and this time he goes back to the lush, glacial orchestrations of his debut ‘Float’. It’s probably the cold Berlin winter and the fact that Broderick has an apartment just above a piano store that did it, and these touching vignettes are as beautiful as anything the young virtuoso has released to date. Strings heave and exhale cautiously over…
INDIE / ROCK / ALTERNATIVE
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MY BLOODY VALENTINE
Ecstasy And Wine (Original 1989 pressing!)
LAZY RECORDS
LP // £19.99

Wow, well that was unexpected. “Ecstasy And Wine” was originally released in 1989 and compiles the ‘Strawberry Wine’ EP and the “Ecstasy” mini-album, both originally released in 1987. It’s an amazing 10-track document of the band’s earliest recordings and predates their better known recordings for Creation. Now, over 20 years later, Kevin Shields has unearthed a stash of mint, unplayed, original copies, still in the sealed pressing plant boxes they…
BRONZE
Copper
RVNG Intl.
LP // £12.49

*Includes copper strip attached and intended to be worn as a ring liberating free speech and to correct your balance and health, if you want* Another choice nomination from Brooklyn’s RVNG Intl, presenting the debut vinyl by San Fran’s psychedelic trio, Bronze. “Bronze is an exercise in impulse. Bronze is also the San fRancisco based trioof Brian Hock, Rob Spector, and Miles Friction the latest addition to the RVNG Intl….
CARTER TANTON
Freeclouds
Western Vinyl
CD // £11.99

“Carter Tanton’s Freeclouds is arguably the long overdue follow-up to his former band Tulsa’s 2007 EP I Was Submerged. Tulssa spent two years writing and recording their follow-up to the EP, but it was never released due to label and legal struggles. Discouraged, the band broke up and Carter focused his energy on his role as a guitar player in Marissa Nadler’s band, touring extensively and eventually recording parts for…
DEAD GAZE
Dead Gaze
GROUP TIGHTENER
10″ // £14.99

*Edition of 500 on coloured vinyl* Cole Furlow’s Dead Gaze have found their place in the world with a handful of 7″s and tapes for the likes of La Station Radar/Atelier Ciseaux and Clan Destine in the last year or so. Quantitatively, this eponymous 10″ is their most substantial release to date, comprising five tracks of grungy, angsty music full of emotion and beating to a pop heart. “Each one…
HOLY SHIT (ARIEL PINK & MATT FISHBECK)
Stranded At Two Harbors
Uunited Acoustic
CD // £11.99

“Enigmatic weirdo Ariel Pink and Matt Fishbeck, a dandy from whitebread 60’s rock revivalists The Push Kings, concocted Stranded in “various rooms and various mornings” over a four-year period. Fishbeck takes the center as the lead singer and guitarist, while Ariel handles the bass, percussion and studio work. No matter, the entire record could be mistaken for another Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti joint. Ariel’s time-tattered and moldy no-fi production values…
LOVE AMONG THE MANNEQUINS
Radial Images
FUNCTION RECORDS
CD // £9.99

“Literary and dark, Radial Images is the debut album from Love Among The Mannequins. Formed by former Meet Me in St. Louis singer Toby Hayes (aka Shoes and Socks Off) and members of Elle Milano and O You Broken Eyes. The logic ran thus: if you’re going to have the bare-faced audacity to start yet ANOTHER band with drums and electric guitars, you’d at least better make sure you’re doing…
PAPIR
Stundum
EL PARAISO
2LP // £14.99

*New project produced by Jonas Munk (Manual)* “Papir is a young three-piece from Copenhagen, Denmark who has played together for years under various names while slowly, but surely, perfecting their unique brand of semi-improvisational psychedelic rock. Based around Christoffer Brøchmanns complex and powerful drumming Papir creates instrumental journeys – organic structures of sound that move forward with the hypnotic groove of Can or electric Miles Davis through euphoric peaks, thunderous…
PAPIR
Stundum
EL PARAISO
CD // £11.99

*New project produced by Jonas Munk (Manual)* “Papir is a young three-piece from Copenhagen, Denmark who has played together for years under various names while slowly, but surely, perfecting their unique brand of semi-improvisational psychedelic rock. Based around Christoffer Brøchmanns complex and powerful drumming Papir creates instrumental journeys – organic structures of sound that move forward with the hypnotic groove of Can or electric Miles Davis through euphoric peaks, thunderous…
THE CHAP
We Are The Best
Lo Recordings
CD // £9.99

The British are known for their eccentricities, and there are few bands who better sum up the British strain of eccentricity than The Chap. After a few records they’ve decided to put together this rather awesomely named compilation, which gathers up some of their best, most eccentric hits and plonks on an extra unreleased jam for good measure.
JAZZ / RELATED
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ALBATROSH
Yonkers
Rune Grammofon
CD // £11.99

“Norwegian jazz is as vital as ever and one can but wonder where it all comes from. With ”Yonkers” Eyolf Dale (26) and André Roligheten (26) are already three albums into their career and showing a maturity in writing and playing that is betraying their age considerably. The album was recorded during what the duo descibe as a magic late night session in the Oktaven Audio studio in Yonkers just…
LOKA
Passing Place
Ninja Tune
CD // £9.49

‘Passing Place’ is the haunting new full-length from Ninja Tune’s cult psychedelicists Loka, and they return in fine form. After last week’s crushing EP, ‘Passing Place’ is their grand statement, and takes their 60s spy movie indebted sound into brave new places without even a twitch. The main reference might be Broadcast or early Stereolab, but Loka add a supernatural twang to proceedings, and have far more going on behind…
JUNGLE / DRUM & BASS
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ENEI / ULTERIOR MOTIVE / VARIOUS
Critical Presents: Sequence One
Critical Music
2×12″ // £10.99

Full strength, four-piece Critical showcase featuring trax from Enei, Ulterior Motive, Phace and Jubei & Kasra. First plate loads up Enei’s prowling stepper ‘Obsession’ and the twisted, Ed Rush-style futurist funk force of ‘Divergence’. Second plate Germany’s Phace drops the detailed Neuro-Tech structure ‘Freedom Of Filth’, and Jubie links with Kasra on a taut, focussed roller called ‘The Rift’.
MINIMAL / DANCEFLOOR
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KOLSCH
Speicher 70
Kompakt Extra
12″ // £6.99

When you’re named after a beer you kinda have a lot to live up to, but Danish producer Kolsch makes a good bid for his existence here on ‘Speicher 70’. It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting either as opener ‘Opa’ kicks off in a haze of tape hiss and analogue blips you’d more readily expect to find coming from the Chain Reaction camp. Melodies slowly erupt, but that defiant…
SOUNDTRACKS / LIBRARY / EARLY ELECTRONIC
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THE CARETAKER
An empty bliss beyond this World (Second Vinyl Edition)
History Always Favours The Winners
LP // £14.99

*Limited second edition on transparent vinyl – 300 copies only.* Seeping to the surface two years since his cherished and widely acclaimed ‘Persistent Repetition Of Phrases’ LP, ‘An Empty Bliss Beyond The World’ returns our doddering protagonist to the deserted ballroom, wandering its waxed floor and dilapidated grandeur in an attempt to capture an era which has long since disappeared but still haunts the atmosphere. In the meantime he’s accessed…
SYNTHWAVE / ELECTRO
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MR OIZO
Stade 2
BECAUSE
CD // £9.99

Mr Oizo, producer of the most eccentric French Electro known to mankind, delivers his fourth solo album. ‘Stade 2’ contains twelve potential dancefloor rockers imbued with an instinctive sense of funk which can’t be touched, no matter how many try and fail. The man’s still playing his own game and evidently winning, as proved with the likes of the hilarious ‘Douche Beat’ through to the demented acid stomp of ‘Cheeree’…
MR OIZO
Stade 2
BECAUSE
LP+CD // £13.99

**Includes the full album on both vinyl and CD** Mr Oizo, producer of the most eccentric French Electro known to mankind, delivers his fourth solo album. ‘Stade 2’ contains twelve potential dancefloor rockers imbued with an instinctive sense of funk which can’t be touched, no matter how many try and fail. The man’s still playing his own game and evidently winning, as proved with the likes of the hilarious ‘Douche…
BLONDES
Wine / Water
RVNG Intl.
12″ // £8.99

Brooklyn’s Blondes present the final instalment of their 12″ trilogy for RVNG Intl. A-side you’ll find the supple rhythms and gently psychedelic ascension of ‘Wine’, while flipside is the more stripped down, fluid version entitled ‘Water’, full of booming but velvet-coated floor toms and trickling, yoghurt-weaving synthlines arranged in blissful form. Like the first two, their sophisticated grasp of sustained, euphoric gratification, coupled with gorgeously rich analogue production values, makes…
DIPLO / VARIOUS
Mad Decent: Volume 1
MAD DECENT
CD // £8.99

Diplo presents the best of his party empire, Mad Decent with 18 classic and exclusive tracks by himself, Dillon Francis, Munchi, Rusko, Blaqstarr, Maluca, Major Lazer and many more. It’s a fine round-up of the last five years of North American party music, taking in Munchi’s Moombahton ace ‘Pero Que Lo Que Mujer’, Jack Beats’ bangin’ remix of Diplo & Blaqstarr’s ‘Get Off’, Sticky K’s high velocity remix of Maluca’s…
DIPLO / VARIOUS
Mad Decent: Volume 1
MAD DECENT
2LP + CD // £24.99

**Now available on double vinyl with a free copy of the CD version as well** Diplo presents the best of his party empire, Mad Decent with 18 classic and exclusive tracks by himself, Dillon Francis, Munchi, Rusko, Blaqstarr, Maluca, Major Lazer and many more. It’s a fine round-up of the last five years of North American party music, taking in Munchi’s Moombahton ace ‘Pero Que Lo Que Mujer’, Jack Beats’…
DOLDRUMS
Empire Sound
NO PAIN IN POP
12″ // £10.99

Doldrums is the moniker of Canadian bedroom producer Eric Woodhead, and somehow he makes slippery experimental pop without falling into the ‘chillwave’ genre at all. Maybe it’s down to his choice of samples (often sounding like they’ve been hovered up from a collection of charity shop LPs) or the discordant nature of the songs themselves; these are not your chirpy Washed Out pastiches, rather ‘Empire Sound’ showcases a more melancholy…
KATE WAX
Dust Collision
Border Community
2LP // £14.99

Enigmatic, arresting new album from Swiss electronic sorceress, Kate Wax. Kate first came to prominence in the mid ’00s with a handful of well received releases for Mental Groove and Output, while lending her unique vocal talents to records by Felix Da Housecat and Kalabrese. After a break to give birth and bring up her first child, she’s now arrived at a crystalline blend of dark and modern post-pop, blacklit…
KATE WAX
Dust Collision
Border Community
CD // £9.99

Enigmatic, arresting new album from Swiss electronic sorceress, Kate Wax. Kate first came to prominence in the mid ’00s with a handful of well received releases for Mental Groove and Output, while lending her unique vocal talents to records by Felix Da Housecat and Kalabrese. After a break to give birth and bring up her first child, she’s now arrived at a crystalline blend of dark and modern post-pop, blacklit…
PARTY CATANI
Lowfistication
COCK ROCK DISCO
CD // £11.99

“Patric Catani – Producer of more than 80 records, projects and remixes including his work for Candie Hank, Puppetmastaz, and Driver&Driver – is back with his latest bassploixtation party- slaughter album, Lowfistication. At the age of 16 he released his first record under the name E de Cologne, releasing music on the Beastie Boys label Grand Royal and Digital Hardcore. For this new project Catani takes in everything from banging…
TECHNO / HOUSE
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FRENCH FRIES
Champagne / Hugz
CLEKCLEKBOOM
12″ // £7.99

*Limited edition of 500* Ruder Electro/Bass rollers from Parisian, French Fries for the freshly minted CleckCleckBoom label. A-side is a sleek reduction of 808 bass, pointillist percussion and a slurred vocal all strongly reminding of ‘Sicko Cell’ or Redlight’s Conqueror track for Lobster Boy. Flipside is ‘Hugs’ featuring Bambounou, another optimised minimal roller this time shades away from Untold’s take on flexin’ Electro-Bass/Pulse-X style grime.
EQUALIZED
EQD005
EQUALIZED
12″ // £7.49

Lethal Techno trax from René Pawlowitz aka Shed in EQD mode. Once again we’re floored by the ferocity and hard-nosed discipline of his productions, from the monstrous modulations and Industrial-edged transmission on the A-side thru the unrelenting peak of the B-side. This guy’s defintiely not f**king around – Strongly recommended.
DVS1
Evolve / Submerge
HUSH RECORDS
12″ // £7.49

Sleekly optimised Techno groove reductions from Ben Klock favourite, DVS1 aka Zak Khutoretsky. Frontside features the tensile funk of ‘Evolve’, wrapping a modulated, elastic synthline to clipped and swinging drums while noirish synth pads and subtle bass notes heighten the tension. On the other side, ‘Submerged’ flows with a more hydraulic 4/4 quality, pumped by spherical kicks and smoothed with watery chords. Very useful trax for the DJs!
ANTHONY ‘SHAKE’ SHAKIR / SPLITS & SLITS
Hammering EP
Frictional
12″ // £8.99

Blues-infected House banger from Munich’s Splits & Slits duo, backed with Anthony Shakir’s killer remix. The original’s an infectious romp honed from a hard-working Blues sample and rumptious, rolling bass with a climactic synthline primed to destroy the ‘floor. Flipside Shake gives an unusually sleek and stripped down remix, placing more emphasis on the grinding bassline and pumping kicks, while Splits and Slits give a tweaked edit of said remix,…
EL KID
Hypnosis EP
LEFT BLANK
12″ // £7.99

London’s Left_Blank label goes from strength to strength with a deeply impressive single by El Kid, backed by a duttier rerub from recent Hyperdub signing, Walton. Already hailed as one of Bristol’s brightest new talents, Sam Kidel is evidently a restless talent, whether making electro-acoustic astro-hop with Vessel, drone-pop under his own name or Basswise Electronic grooves for Immerse. His title track is essentially a composite of all those elements,…
STORM QUEEN
It Goes On
Environ
12″ // £8.99

Big 12” from Morgan Geist’s vocal house project Storm Queen cementing his status as one of the scene’s finest dancefloor producers. ‘It Goes On’ features a stark vocal performance from ‘Damon C’ but our pick is the chunky dub, which highlights the raw synth, bass ‘n Linn Drum retro fetishism of the original. There’s undoubtedly a trend towards reproducing classic Chicago sounds at the moment, but Geist does it better…
RROSE
Merchant of Salt
SANDWELL DISTRICT
12″ // £6.49

Sandwell’s anonymous entity serves two more tracks of needling, tunnelling Techno following the excellent ‘Motormouth Variations’ LP. A-side is the kinetic corrugations of ‘Shepherd’s Brine’, an acrid stretch of strobing pulses, circuit noise and chugging, insistent bass. Flipside ‘Waterfall’ is noisier, biting down on teeth-knocking handclaps and tinfoil synth tones until the whole experience becomes viscerally intense and slightly masochistic. The heads will love it.
KARENN (BLAWAN & PARIAH)
Sheworks001
SHEWORKS
12″ // £6.99

*Hand-stamped whites, mastered at D&M* Inaugural white label for Blawan & Pariah’s Works The long Night label. Colluding as Karenn, they give the label a brilliant start with three robust tracks of Bass-heavy, swung and kicking Techno variations. A-side is owned by the Garage-Tech swinger ‘Chaste Down’, landing somewhere between Burial and Marcel Dettmann. Flipside they slip down a gear into the burly jack of ‘Auflen Whip’, a hi-strength Techno-House…
SOUNDHACK / VARIOUS
Sound Sampler Vol. 1
SOUNDSAMPLER
12″ // £7.49

Frank Timm aka Soundstream/Soundhack/half of Smith N Hack is one of Berlin’s most coveted producers of discohouse in the Chicago tradition. You’re probably well aware of that already, so we’ll cut to the chase – this is his most substantial collection in some time, four tracks wide and 100% satisfaction guaranteed. A-side there’s the swirling, filtered strings of ‘Just Around’ as Soundstream, beside the ruff-cut jack of ‘Vintage’ in his…
JEFF MILLS
Star Chronicles: Orion
Tomorrow Records
12″ // £8.99

Detroit visionary Jeff Mills calibrates his sights upon Orion, initiating the new Star Chronicles series. This is Sci-fi Techno of the highest order, 6 tracks of it to be precise. A-side opens with a brief, scene-setting theme beside a typical 4/4 space roller and an awesome, hollowed House groove. B-side contains a more conventionally Afrofuturist Techno track and a cascading, near beatless tool with sonorous bass and twinkling highs, plus…
JEFF MILLS
Star Chronicles: Orion (Special Edition with CD and Book)
Tomorrow Records
12″ + CD + Book // £43.99

**Special limited edition featuring 12″ EP, CD (containing 3 mixes) and an 80-page book** Detroit visionary Jeff Mills calibrates his sights upon Orion, initiating the new Star Chronicles series. This is Sci-fi Techno of the highest order, 6 tracks of it to be precise. A-side opens with a brief, scene-setting theme beside a typical 4/4 space roller and an awesome, hollowed House groove. B-side contains a more conventionally Afrofuturist Techno…
A MADE UP SOUND
Take The Plunge
A Made Up Sound
12″ // £7.49

Killer, Hi-Tech rhythm coordinations from Dave Huismans aka 2562! A Made Up Sound is a handle for those mercurial, bracket-evading beats and pieces he likes to chuck out from time to time, feats of re-encoded rhythmic DNA splicing the flex of Garage, House and Techno into something fresh and futurist. A-side is ‘Take The Plunge (Beat Mix)’, syncing corrugated metallic delays to a rolling, offset swing rhythm with an impressively…
MARVIN DASH
Workshop 14
WORKSHOP
12″ // £7.49

Veteran of the German House scene, Marvin Dash aka Ronald Reuter lays down three authentically deep and heavy grooves for Workshop. A-side is suave, mid-tempo nod to Detroit Beatdown inspirations with that effortless sense of German finesse and soul control. Flipside there’s a disco-looping killer, hitting the groove somewhere between KDJ and NWAQ and bound to become a permanent fixture in a lot of record bags, before finishing on a…
AL TOURETTES
Swan Sketch EP
BASE LOGIC
12″ // £6.49

Finely twisted Electro-Tech session from the genre-defiant Al Tourettes, backed with a smart Datasette remix for the Bloc festival-affiliated Baselogic label. It’s fair to say that Al is one of those guys who’s picky about what they release, hence the fact his last release was over a year ago – the ‘When I Rust’ ace for If Symptoms Persist. Here he’s in lean, muscular Bass mode with the brooding tones…
ALEX COULTON
Representations EP
ALL CAPS
12″ // £6.99

Smart solo debut of three modern House trax from Manchester’s Alex Coulton. To date he’s shared a 12″ with the excellent Szare duo and been play-listed by Blawan. On ‘Representations’ he showcases a muscular sound, from the spacious, subs-driven tilt of the title track thru the wiggly shimmy of ‘Omar’ and the ‘floor-gripping highlight ‘Squares’.
CAMPAIGN OF LOVE
The Lash
LONESOME HERO
12″ // £6.99

Strongly principled UK House and Techno imprint, Lonesome Hero, presents two stripped down functions from Campaign Of Love (who may or may not be n artist working incognito). A-side ‘The Lash’ tills a tuffer Chicago House groove with double-dipped floor toms and cracking handclap syncopation building to a droning synth peak in the 2nd half. The other side ‘ET’ drops the pace for a more mellow and tripped-out jack. Hand-stamped…
DJ SNEAK
Sur America EP
CROSS SECTION RECORDS
12″ // £6.99

Superb Chicago shake-downs issued by the knowledge at Cross Section Records. It’s really not so often you catch Sneak on a vibe like this, taking time from making big room bangers to get involved with a more stripped down and spiritual sound for the aerobic mystics. ‘Sur America’ remind more of a DJ Qu cut than a usual Sneak play, deploying swirling tribal field recordings and plush synth pads over…
FAKE LEFT
The Future That Never Was
iS Records
12″ // £5.99

Debut single of rolling, leftfield Electronic Tech-House from iS Records. Frontside ‘The Future That Never Was’ feels like a heavier, aquatic version of say Caribou or Four Tet productions, while flipside ‘Fake The Feeling’ simulates a similar sort of Sci-Fi Electro-scapes to Space Dimension Controller and Out Of Orbit makes clear an allegiance to vintage, Detroit-inspired UK Electronic like The Black Dog.
JACK DIXON & RICK GRANT
Running Man EP
Man Make Music
12″ // £7.99

London club clique, ManMakeMusic present their 2nd release; a warm, rolling House collaboration from Jack Dixon and his pal, Rock Grant, backed with a smart Kevin McPhee remix. The title tune’s a subtly uplifting groover built from off-kilter, shaking drums run thru with convective Juno chords. Flipside ‘Muted’ is more melancholic, deploying a chopped-up and bluesy vocal snippet with clipped 2-step drums, while Kevin McPhee converts ‘Running Man’ into a…
JUS ED / JOEY ANDERSON
We Are Not Alone
INIMEG RECORDINGS
12″ // £8.99

Diverse cosmic House divinations from Jus Ed and Inimeg Recordings head, Joey Anderson. UQ don Jus-Ed sets the tone, taking the opportunity to step out of his usual 4/4 bracket with a beat-down and Bassy swinger at 113bpm with ‘Jus Flex Ed Flip’, but the star of the show is surely Joey Anderson. A-side he’s playing ruff-but smooth with the balance of chaotic, alien signals and robust, Qu-alike rhythms on…
NINA KRAVIZ
Ghetto Kraviz
REKIDS
12″ // £6.99

Hot, Chicago-style joints from Russia’s 1st lady of House music. Making a respectful nod to Dance Mania and the ruder, Ghetto sound of the city, she drops the ass-tappin’ 808s and vocal loops of the title track besides the more sultry, UQ-friendly styles of ‘Jealousy’ (both of which sound ace on 45, Footwork fiends! We can almost hear the House heads balk in disgust). Flipside ‘Show Me Your Time’ balances…
ROBAG WRUHME
Donnerkuppel
Kompakt
12″ // £5.99

After clearing the cache of more esoteric sounds on his Pampa album, Robag Wruhme returns with a ‘floor-dedicated ace for Kompakt. ‘Donnerkuppel’ is a total charm, brimming with proggy ’90s trance optimism and sincere IDM elegance, while ‘Wemmel’ shifts the formula to craftier rhythms and trippier acid sequences, for ‘Polch Dutto’ to provide a sweeter downbeat counterpoint. Really lovely stuff.
SIMON/OFF
Planetary Communication
PHUTURE SHOCK MUSIK
12″ // £6.99

After transmissions from Mr Mageeka and Roof Light, Phuture Shock’s fifth release comes from Austrian talent, Simon/off. The ‘Planetary Communication EP’ leans into crisp, taut Techno/Breakbeats rhythms with the Carl Craig-esque title track, while ‘About To See You’ hits a Techy Afro angle akin to recent Kode 9 riddims, and ‘New Basics’ shakes out a Maddslinky-style wriggler. One to watch, this!
STEVEN PORTER
LR EP
THE WEEVIL NEIGHBOURHOOD
12″ // £9.99

*Edition of 300 on red vinyl in hand-stamped sleeve* Sterling Techno abstractions from Japanese duo Katsunori Sawa and Yuji Kondo for the enigmatic Weevil Neighbourhood. Judging from this debut single, we’d triangulate their sound somewhere between older Chain Reaction and Berlin Techno experiments but with a more squashed sense of pressure. The A-side is a bruised and oddly syncopated Dub-Techno groove at 116bpm, where swollen subs buoy creepy, creaking atmospheric…
XDB
Recago EP
Dolly
12″ // £7.99

Four fresh house cutters from XDB on Steffi’s Dolly label. A bit of a departure from his usual Berghain-primed techno gear, here the German producer goes for a more low-slung, Panoramabar-friendly sound, kicking off with the louche jack attack of ‘Recago’ and climaxing with the grooving bass and crisp claps of ‘Ontak’. ‘Sunda’ is a more playful number, with an irresistible, vamping bassline and breezy keys set to a beefy,…
WORLD
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GROUP INERANE
Guitars From Agadez Vol. 3
Sublime Frequencies
CD // £14.99

CD edition of the third volume from Group Inerane, the third in a Sublime Frequencies exploration of ‘Guitars From Agadez’. This one was recorded in March 2010 on location in Niamey, Niger, by Hisham Mayet. Sadly, the Group Inerane lineup is altered from the previous album as second guitarist, Adi Mohamad was shot dead in the ongoing rebellion battles which blight Niger. However, as the liner notes state, this opened…

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Having today taken delivery of the DVD part of the Pledge package via Mr Mike Coles it gives us massive pleasure to announce that we are 100% on track to deliver all Pledges on time… or maybe even a tad early!

To say thanks to everyone whom has pledged thus far, we will be sending everyone a link prior to Christmas to download the whole concert for free prior to your orders turning up. This link will also be made available to all those people that got caught up in the GEMS OF POWER issues a few years back. (We have all your email addresses from that time).

To give you a taster of ‘Down By The River’, here’s a free download
‘Asteroid (live)’

Furthermore… in the spirit of giving… we have found 40 original prints from the 25 year anniversary shows at the Shepherds Bush Empire in 2005. These were quite literally found underneath a sofa, and only 60 were ever printed, so we thought we would give ’em away as part of our Pledge campaign.

So… We will be picking 20 people at random whom have already pledged, and adding a print to their order free of charge and also will give one free print to the next 20 people to pledge before 24 December

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Wed 11 Apr 2012 – Holland, Amsterdam, Melkweg
Thu 12 Apr 2012 – Holland, Tilberg, Roadburn Festival
Fri 13 Apr 2012 – France, Paris, La Cigale
Sat 14 Apr 2012 – France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Mon 16 Apr 2012 – France, Toulouse, Bikini
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Thu 19 Apr 2012 – France, Lyon, Transbordeur
Fri 20 Apr 2012 – Italy, Milan/Trezzo, Live Club
Sat 21 Apr 2012 – Italy, Florence, Viper
Sun 22 Apr 2012 – Italy, Rome, Orion

Tue 24 Apr 2012 – Switzerland, Zurich, Abart
Wed 25 Apr 2012 – Austria, Vienna, Szene Wien
Fri 27 Apr 2012 – Germany, Munich, Backstage
Sat 28 Apr 2012 – Germany, Dortmund, Rock in de Ruien

Sun 29 Apr 2012 – Germany, Hamburg, Fabrik
Tue 01 May 2012 – Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Wed 02 May 2012 – Germany, Berlin, Postbahnof
Thu 03 May 2012 – Belgium, Gent, Vooruit

Fri 04 May 2012 – Finland, Helsinki, Circus

UK TOUR

Sun 04 Mar – Exeter – Lemon Grove
Mon 05 Mar – Bristol – Academy
Tue 06 Mar – Norwich – Waterfront
Thu 08 Mar – London – Roundhouse
Fri 09 Mar – Sheffield – Corporation
Sat 10 Mar – Manchester – Academy 2
Mon 12 Mar – Glasgow – ABC
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Sutcliffe Jugend ‘With Extreme Prejudice http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=b56joqbab&et=1108777105978&s=10561&e=0010HM9uDjuIUds17Jdz5CKvmnUJki1r9Q_iqbgqkPADY4FjFkVDCiKEBMEpoLVSuby5WSFPrxeTEykPTbmeqIV9Dm2FRS7cTsXOQ9ylncHxtE-mzGHArKStH_Vd2T5GS3UoJ_CGOotEmQn-iqo0K2_v5kAQrRKX_JA‘ will ship 5th December. We had some issues with the slipcase, so upgraded to a 6-panel glossy digipak! The special pre-release price remains in place until midnight 4th December. *