May 142010
 
14 May
In the Spotlight This Week:
Greencracked /  Catgot

ISAN
Greencracked / Catgot
7″ // £5.99

From The  Ground (Limited Vinyl Edition)

HEATHER WOODS BRODERICK
From The Ground (Limited Vinyl Edition)
LP // £9.99

Exp

FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER
Exp
CD // £14.99

Assume Crash  Position

KONONO NO.1
Assume Crash Position
CD // £11.99

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Hello,

Heather Broderick’s much loved ‘From The Ground’ album has finally been made available on vinyl this week with a nice cut from Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin including a hidden locked groove, plus new artwork. If you’ve not heard it before, its a gorgeous little album blending post-folk ballads with moments of neo-classical ambience, ably assisted by her multi-talented sibling Peter Broderick, who records, produces and contributes various instrumental elements to the songs. 400 copies for the world on this one so you know what you gotta do.

Antony Ryan and Robin Saville’s ISAN project has featured across these pages fairly regularly pretty much since the day we set up shop back in 1998, and throughout that time their sound has reassuringly stayed largely unchanged. With the current appetite for all things Kosmiche, however, never has their material been more in tune with the zeitgeist, their new 7″ tapping into the same rich and retro-futuristic world inhabited by the likes of Oneohtrix Point never, Harmonia, Emeralds, The Advisory Circle, Roll The Dice and so on. If any of the above have found a spot in your record collection recently, make sure to check it out.

Konono No.1 are another group whose formula remains largely unchanged from one track to the next, but who somehow manage to confound expectations every single time one of them comes on. If you’ve never heard their music before, Konono play a highly individualised and electrified variant of traditional Congolese Bazombo trance music with a backline array of speakers salvaged from the Belgian colonnial era and amplifiers constructed from scrapped magnets and discarded electronics. It’s a distorted, hypnotic and utterly beguiling sound made with modified and amplified thumb pianos set just slightly out of tune to each other and placed alongside relentlessly hypnotic percussion, producing an alien, visceral and genuinely hypnotic rhythmic score. “Assume Crash Position’ is only their second album proper – a huge recommendation for seasoned followers and newcomers alike.

Also out this week: another precise and robust set of bass pulses and rhythmic edits from Frank Bretschneider on his new album ‘Exp’ for Raster Noton, the return of the excellent Onra with a splintered and colourful soul-boogie album for the All City imprint, Sub Rosa’s seminal second anthology of noise and electronic music available on vinyl for the first time (super luxurious triple gatefold no less) which includes ultra rare material from the likes of Autechre, Tod Dockstader, Sun Ra and 20+ others, a reissue of Regis’ blistering techno album ‘Penetration’, Black Dog’s ‘Music For Real Airports’ on a limited vinyl triple-pack limited to 353 copies for the world, an excellent study in dark drone structures and location recordings from the mysterious Raven Chacon, a Japan-only album from Jeff Mills and a vinyl album from the much loved Celer.

On the singles front – Girl Unit’s rugged party destroyer ‘I.R.L’ is finally available on wax, theres a 5-track mini-album of Moodymann killers from his unreleased archives, sublime discofied dancefloor moves from uber-producer Secondo, plus releases from Mount Kimbie, Mosca, D-Bridge, Aardvarck, LV, Headhunter and much much more.

Also – Raster Noton have re-pressed all the Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto collaborations plus a whole ruck of releases that have been unavailable for far too long – all listed below.

Have yourselves a fabulous week…..

Peace! Nekkers…xx

Albums of the Week



HEATHER WOODS BRODERICK
From The Ground (Limited Vinyl Edition)
FOLK / AMERICANA
DIGITALIS
LP // £9.99

*Very special vinyl edition cut at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin, includes a bonus track and a hidden locked groove, together with new artwork. limited copies!* The sister of office favourite Peter Broderick, Heather Woods Broderick steps into the limelight with this hugely impressive solo debut. On ‘From The Ground’, Heather is ably assisted by her multi-talented sibling, who records, produces and contributes various instrumental elements to the songs. These two are regular collaborators, appearing together in both Efterklang’s touring band and in Kill Rock Stars trio Horse Feathers, but it’s here that Heather’s songwriting receives the attention it deserves. Mixing beautiful post-folk ballads with moments of neo-classical ambience, From The Ground is a thing of tremendous sonic depth, but its success all boils down to the magic that happens when Heather picks up her acoustic guitar and sings: ‘Cottonwood Bay’ and ‘Back Room’ have a sublime, magical simplicity to them, and the piano-driven title track perfectly underlines the melodic astuteness of her compositional abilities. Through these pieces she sounds like a missing link between Cat Power and Hope Sandoval, but threaded in between are slightly more meandering, atmospheric outings like the dusky soundscaped epic ‘For Misty’ and the almost Satie-esque ‘Left’ – both of which are draped in Peter’s always-exceptional string arrangements. From The Ground might just be one of the year’s best debuts – one that establishes a considerable new talent, emerging from a family with no short supply of the stuff. Highly Recommended.



FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER
Exp
CLICKS / GLITCH
Raster Noton
CD // £14.99

Raster Noton’s rhythmic auteur, Frank Bretschneider, presents his first album in three years, a “music-visual project based on the idea that fine art should attain the abstract purity of music”. ‘EXP’ is an attempt to assimilate the qualities of music, namely rhythm, movement, tempo, mood, intensity and compositional structure within the visual aspect. The music for the project is arranged from an array of generated and selected waveforms sourced from pure electricity, magnetism, light and other radiation. These sounds inform the visual animations, paralleling their changes in frequency, intensity and shape, attempting to exactly reproduce the audible occurences. Of course, that’s pretty hard to grasp without seeing the animation so we’ll just concentrate on the music. The album is divided between 35 tracks, each ranging between 13 seconds and nearly 3 minutes. Living up to his reputation as a master digital craftsman, Bretschneider uses his abilities to sculpt cochlea engulfing bass tones and ultra-visceral hi’s, occasinally arriving at moments where he creates the illusion of 3D electro-acoustic environments with spectacular depth perceptions. Between these hyperreal scapes and his avant B-boy beats this is a special album that should warrant repeat listens for those who really want to explore every nook and cranny of his artificial spaces. Very highly recommended.



KONONO NO.1
Assume Crash Position
WORLD
CRAMMED
CD // £11.99

As anyone who has experienced them live or on the seminal Congotronics LP will testify, Konono No.1 are truly one of the most exceptional, visceral bands in the world. With a distorted, hypnotic and utterly beguiling sound they’ve electrified traditional Congolese Bazombo trance music with a backline array of speakers salvaged from the Belgian colonnial era and amplifiers constructed from scrapped magnets and discarded electronics. In their home of Kinshasa, DR Congo, Konono are an in-demand ensemble, playing to weddings and wakes alike, upholding a folk tradition descended from septuagenarian band leader Mawangu Mingiedi’s roots in the Zombo tribe based in the hills on the Angolan border. However, their commercial and critical success outside their homeland far outweighs their reputation there. For ‘Assume Crash Position’, their second official album, they’ve worked with Belgian producer Vincent Kenis again to create an entrancing set of eight songs, some stretching out on a 12 minute locked groove, some sticking to an unusually brief slot. At the core of each track are the three likembes; modified and amplified thumb pianos set just slightly out of tune to each other plus relentlessly hypnotic percussion, and with this album an expanded line up of neighbourhood musicians from a young Konono covers band, members of Kasai Allstars, guitarist Manuaku Pepe Felly and guest vocalists. With Kenis’s production treatments, they’ve applied a subtle layer of gloss to the sound, which may detract from the rawness of earlier records, but we can assure you that the effect is still as bewitching and energetic as ever. From the serendipitous thrill of hearing a wall collapse in the background on ‘Makembe’ to the undeniable thrust of ‘Konono Wa Wa Wa’ the group play with insistent, innate and commanding power. Just so so good.



ONRA
Long Distance
BEATS / DOWNTEMPO / WONKY
All City
2LP // £13.99

Onra makes good on the promise of the ‘Long Distance’ 12″ with a full LP of greazily impressionistic electro-soul. If that taster 12″ was for the club, this album is for the ride to the club, whatever happens inside and the slow-roll home, packed out with 20 tracks of romantic boogie and pressurised slo-jamz. Adding to the funkmospherics we’ve got sexy vocals from Oliverdaysoul, Reggie B, and Slum Village’s T3, all sounding crisply authentic and colourful. The album opens with previous All City single, the badass ‘My Comet’, before swamping us in buttered bass slides, fizzing neon synths and very well-studied boogie soul scientifics. What sets this aside from many others jamming in this field is an intensely scrutinised attention to detail, creating crystalline early 80s environments with a slight psychedelic element, like hearing Geoerge Benson or Cameo reflected from a pair of heat warped speakers on Miami beach. Fans of the Lone album or Hudson Mohawke’s ‘Butter’ will love this – Highly Recommended!



VARIOUS / SUB ROSA
An Anthology Of Noise and Electronic Music: Volume 2
SOUNDTRACKS / LIBRARY / EARLY ELECTRONIC
Sub Rosa
3LP // £26.99

**Finally available on vinyl for the very first time – featuring exclusive and never before available material from the likes of Autechre, Tod Dockstader, Luc Ferrari and so much more – in a super heavyweight and deluxe gatefold package* This second volume of this excellent compilation series from Sub Rosa features an exclusive/previously unreleased Autechre track ‘Bronchus 1’ from 1991 – an alternate version of the track on ‘Incunabula’. A second chronology of pioneering sound artists covering 1936 to the present day, Including early pre-electronic music from Percy Grainger and Johanna M. Beyer, rare and unpublished pieces by leading electronic composers such as Vladimir Ussachevsky, Otto Luening, the amazing Tod Dockstader, Morton Subotnik, Hugh Davis and Luc Ferrari, as well as previously unreleased tracks from musicians who are part of the cornerstone of the modern electronic scene, including Scanner, Kim Cascone, and Yoshihiro Hanno, plus acid techno contributions from Woody Mcbride and Choose, industrial sounds by Laibach and SPK, a rare 1965 track from Sun Ra, and an even more obscure 1969 offering from Captain Beefheart. An essential electronic music document, full of detail and perfectly realised. Twenty one tracks – limited copies only!



RAVEN CHACON
At the point where the rivers crossed, we drew our knives
DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL
ANARCHY MOON
LP // £14.99

*Dark and harrowing drones and location recordings from this mysterious American avant-garde/noise composer – limited to 200 copies for the world* Following on from his incredible collaboration with William Fowler Collins under the ‘Mesa Ritual moniker, Raven Chacon returns with this super-rare vinyl outing after a string of releases on tape and CDR. The first side on this album is dominated by ‘The Totem of the Total Siren’, a harrowing piece using resonating snare rattle, bone whistle and nylon stringed guitar. The recording gradually builds on the snare’s nervous shudder, gradually turning into a swarm of subdued noise, coalescing with a low-pitched whistle placing us directly in the eye of a swirling storm. ‘La’ts’aadah’ is more intimate, a primitive piece for solo violin recorded close to the performer (Mark Menzies) with a worn-down microphone sounding like a dramatic, ancient middle eastern lament for a grandmother on her deathbed. Finally, a chamber piece for the Mary Washington Wind Ensemble entitled ‘Hasta’aadah’ layers sombre melodies into a thick drone, offering an eerily detailed composition, almost like Edward Williams score for ‘Life On Earth’ but with a far more sinister and chaotic arrangement scored for unconscious creatures. Limited to 200 copies only for the world and housed in a screen-printed cover by Jaycee Beyale – do not miss.



ISENGRIND
Modlitewnik
DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL
BLACKEST RAINBOW
LP // £14.99

This sold-out-at-source LP comes from one half of Natural Snow Buildings, Solange Gularte, who makes her vinyl debut as a solo artist here. Modlitewnik introduces itself with a flourish of dream-scape drone folk and blissful psychedelia that just keeps on unravelling as the album progresses. Like a more rustic companion to the NSB sound, the material here seems a little more organic, calling upon blurry multi-instrumental tracts, Grouper-like evaporating vocals and a general sense that the fairy folk at the bottom of your garden are taking over. At times you might be reminded of the freeform sylvan musings of Fonal artist Islaaja, although undoubtedly the material here is far more musical and carefully crafted. The production is nicely judged too, never sounding especially lo-fi or murky, but by no means is it crisp or fully in-focus either. Instead the instruments seem to slightly dissolve into one another, only adding to the fantastical, uncanny quality to Gularte’s sound. Not only is the music exquisitely ornate and lovely, the accompanying artwork is a feature in itself, with the incredible inner-sleeve illustrations demonstrating that Solange is a talented visual artist as well as a fine ether-dwelling songstress. Snap up one of these while you still can.



REGIS
Penetration
TECHNO / HOUSE
DOWNWARDS
2LP // £11.99

Stylish hard techno classic from Regis repressed on extremely limited double vinyl for the Downwards freaks. ‘Penetration’ was his fourth album, spawning the 2001 single ‘Exercise For Institutions’ and should be considered as a stunning example of his brutally aerobic style. From the track titles like ‘Get On Your Knees’, ‘It’s A Mans World’ and ‘Penetration’ to the unrelenting pace and gloomy noise textured atmosphere, this is a definition of masochistic catharsis articulated by one of techno’s most eloquent voices. Highly Recommended!



JEFF MILLS
Sleeper Wakes
TECHNO / HOUSE
Axis
CD // £27.99

Jeff’s latest album is a Japanese, import-only, high-concept album about quantum physics. It originally emerged in the Jap market late last year, roughly coinciding with his special performances at Womb where he played an entire set from CDJs sunk into the stage, while kneeling down. Check youtube for proof! Anyway, we can’t fully elucidate on the time & space based concepts behind the album as it’s all Japanese to us (seriously, it’s not in English), but we can say that much like his previous CD only releases, this is a chance to catch Jeff at his most astrally esoteric. In keeping with his long standing tradition, he’s attempting to consciously create a musical language of prototypical techno harmonics and uniquely encrypted Afrofuturist programming in order to better communicate with the future, and however abstract that may sound, he’s bloody light years ahead of the rest of us. The tracks range from coded constellations of bleeps sans beats, to typically linear Millsian grooves flowing from pulsing space jack to intensely throbbing industrial arpeggios. Nobody does it better – highly recommended!



CHRISTOPHER MCFALL
The Body As I Left It
HOME LISTENING / MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT
Sourdine
CD // £9.99

Kansas City soundscaper Christopher McFall returns to the Sourdine label for a second outing, following up his 2008 album, The City Of Almost. For this collection, McFall set about his compositions using a piano, a broken phonograph and a selection of field-recorded or sampled material. Aesthetically, the early moments of the record bring to mind Philip Jeck – caking on the crackle in to the point where it sounds like an all-encompassing downpour. From all this static, bass-heavy, rumbling piano starts to chime and the piece eventually clears up, with only the grind of surface noise and worn-out vinyl grooves left by its close. The second track plumbs the depths even further, at first navigating its way around deep, dark clanking noises and the occasional muffled chord before eventually some Angelo Badalamenti-esque synth passages emerge. There’s a real spookiness to all this, and the stealthy introduction of melody undoubtedly adds to the immersive atmospherics of the album’s opening stages. The disc’s second half seems to rely less on interference and the residue left by faltering playback devices, and the more conventionally musical constituents start to resound with greater clarity. During the closing phases of the fourth piece, minimal piano phrases ring out from the middle distance, plotting a tentatively optimistic melody, while almost Satie-like passages emerge from the rubble of the subsequent piece. Limited to just 500 copies and arriving in a covert looking hand-stamped envelope, this album might not be the highest profile of releases, but the dense and multi-layered material housed inside its brown paper packaging should be sought out by anyone interested in the darker, more Lynchian side of cinematic ambience.

Singles of the Week



ISAN
Greencracked / Catgot
SOUNDTRACKS / LIBRARY / EARLY ELECTRONIC
A Number Of Small Things
7″ // £5.99

Antony Ryan and Robin Saville have been producing their very distinct variant of pure analogue electronic music since their incredible ‘Damil 85’ debut for the Wurlitzer Jukebox imprint landed almost 15 years ago. The economy employed in their production setup and sound palette has seen them veer in and out of fashion all along that timeline, but in reality very little has changed in the delicate sound world they’ve inhabited throughout. it just so happens that at this exact moment in time their sound feeds straight into a ravenous appetite for all things Kosmiche and early electronic – the likes of which we haven’t seen for as long as we can remember. So while the likes of Emeralds, Roll The Dice, Oneohtrix Point Never and The Advisory Circle hone in on and capture different aspects of this sound, Isan continue doing what they’ve always done so well; transmitting timeless electronic lullabies at once redolent of 1970’s scientific futurism and Great British archetypes, sitting out on the bowling green, supping on a cup of tea, a BBC test card transmission flickering quietly in the background. This limited edition 7″ taster for imminent ‘Glow In The Dark Safari Set’ album is just a thing of absolute beauty and simplicity, with “Greencracked” making use of a percolated Casio rhythm and what sounds like a detuned synth cascading throughout with all the gentle intensity you would expect from a mid-70’s Harmonia production. “Catgot” starts life in a more choppy and unsettled fashion before taking a deep breath and stepping into the childlike toy laboratory you’ve imagined while listening to Raymond Scott’s ‘Soothing Sounds For Baby’, all the while tugging at your heartstrings and pulling you back into a state of mental regression – the buzz and intensity of the modern world all but gone for its blissful 3 minute duration. It just is what it is – utterly sublime.



GIRL UNIT
I.R.L. EP
DUBSTEP / GRIME / FUNKY
Night Slugs
12″ // £5.99

Girl Unit is the latest act to emerge fully formed and good-to-go from the Night Slugs enclave. As opening statements go, ‘IRL’ is exactly what we want to hear. They/she/he (we don’t know) lifts the pitching toms and raw sampling methods of Chicago juke and rework them inna London-centric house style to sound something like Bok Bok supping purple juice with RP Boo. Meanwhile ‘Shade On’ reworks the formula with a Tropical synthline slant and ‘Temple Keys’ burns up fluoro-pink stabs with crystal clear piano keys. On the remix tip, DVA goes all loose and abstract with his ‘Hi Emotions’ mix of ‘IRL’ using downpitched drums and samples to alarming effect. Certified heavyweight tip!



AARDVARCK
Choice On 12
BEATS / DOWNTEMPO / WONKY
EAT CONCRETE
12″ // £7.99

Eat Concrete drop five a five-track tease of new styles from the King Of The Pigs aka Aardvarck. Following his ace ‘Bloom’ series, these cuts work with an instrumental palette of post-R’n’B bumps, second hand dubstep shockwaves and the all important pig-funk. On the A-side ‘Leuk He!’ shakes out booming subs and jiggling R’n’B patterns, while ‘3 Tot 1 Zonder Toaster’ swings from rudest ragga to broken skank. On ‘Je Bent Zelf Raar!’ he knocks out cold snares, lazer zaps and strings inna rudeboy style, ‘Vinnik Zelf Lekker’ melts luscious synth pads over sticky subbass gushes and ‘Dik’ plays blue piano keys over bulbous subs. We don’t quite know what the hell this is, but it’s seriously seriously heavy. Essential.



SECONDO
I Think I’m Gonna Like
DISCO / EDITS / FUNK
Dreck Records
12″ // £5.99

Alongside Soundhack, Secondo is easily our favourite edits-style producer, for as long as we can remember he’s been pushing out a singular approach to re-building and transforming oddly familiar source material into something fidgety and funked up, shunning lazy cutups in favour of a much more developed and layered variant. After a bit of an absence this much needed return to the fray gets into Chicago disco-house mode for a new drop on Dreck. ‘i Think I’m Gonna Like’ maintains his impossibly high calibre with smooth shaking edits and a smudged late-night vibe that needs to be checked by any serious house/disco heads. The crafty ‘Doktor Pangloss’ follows with an exercise in Afro-beat inspirations worked into a leftfield disco groove dappled with glowing rhodes and elastic bass. The man can do no wrong – if you’re into Soundstream/Soundhack etc make sure to check this without delay.



MOODY (MOODYMANN)
Ol’ Dirty Vinyl
TECHNO / HOUSE
Mahogani
Mini LP // £10.99

Detroit’s wiliest house master presents a collection of wide ranging grooves recorded between late 90s and 2009. We get to witness the breadth and depth of KDJ’s oeuvre over five tracks, ranging from the crackly disco of ‘Ol’ Dirty Vinyl’ through to outré synth experiments and one deadly club jam in ‘It’s 2 Late 4 U And Me’. That title track is a cheeky killer, apparently recorded in just 3 hours in Vienna using worn-out vinyl loops to arrange a gritty soul stunner, while ‘We Don’t Care’ features a faux jazz workout in typically greezy style. He links with long term collaborator Mick Collins on a crazy garage rockin’ number ‘No Feedback’, and leaves the DJs salivating over that extended club jam on the flip. These limited copies come housed in gorgeous textured outer sleeve and colour printed inners = an indispensable purchase for the KDJ fiends! Killer.

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BEATS / DOWNTEMPO / WONKY
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ONRA
Long Distance
All City
2LP // £13.99

Onra makes good on the promise of the ‘Long Distance’ 12″ with a full LP of greazily impressionistic electro-soul. If that taster 12″ was for the club, this album is for the ride to the club, whatever happens inside and the slow-roll home, packed out with 20 tracks of romantic boogie and pressurised slo-jamz. Adding to the funkmospherics we’ve got sexy vocals from Oliverdaysoul, Reggie B, and Slum Village’s T3,…
AARDVARCK
Choice On 12
EAT CONCRETE
12″ // £7.99

Eat Concrete drop five a five-track tease of new styles from the King Of The Pigs aka Aardvarck. Following his ace ‘Bloom’ series, these cuts work with an instrumental palette of post-R’n’B bumps, second hand dubstep shockwaves and the all important pig-funk. On the A-side ‘Leuk He!’ shakes out booming subs and jiggling R’n’B patterns, while ‘3 Tot 1 Zonder Toaster’ swings from rudest ragga to broken skank. On ‘Je…
HOUSESHOES / JORDAN ROCKSWELL
LA Series Part 4
All City
10″ // £6.99

Fourth installment of All City’s dope series pairs off J-Dilla collaborator House Shoes with the debut recordings of Jordan Rockswell. Both of House Shoes beats have a classic, Dilla-esque old skool crunch to their construction, with a bulging bag of drums and warm soul samples he gives a masterclass in timeless beat breaking. On the other hand, young Rockswell eagerly incorporates fat synthlines to give his beats a contemporary swerve…
DIMLITE
Prismic Tops
Now Again
LP // £13.99

Dimlite brings his talents to Stones Throw’s soulful sister label with a bold show of future funk configurations. His releases for for Sonar Kollektif, All City and the Beat Dimensions series, not to mention remixes for Flying Lotus and work with Prefuse 73, have pushed him to the front of the ever morphing electronic soul sphere. With a jazzhead’s appreciation of rhythm and meter he constructs complex compositions prone to…
CLICKS / GLITCH
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FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER
Exp
Raster Noton
CD // £14.99

Raster Noton’s rhythmic auteur, Frank Bretschneider, presents his first album in three years, a “music-visual project based on the idea that fine art should attain the abstract purity of music”. ‘EXP’ is an attempt to assimilate the qualities of music, namely rhythm, movement, tempo, mood, intensity and compositional structure within the visual aspect. The music for the project is arranged from an array of generated and selected waveforms sourced from…
RYOJI IKEDA
Dataphonics
DIS VOIR
Book and CD // £25.99

Ryoji Ikeda is one of the world’s most radical sound artist famed for his detailed and precise audio-visual work at the extremities of digital engineering, as well as an occasional collaborator with Carsten Nicolai aka Alva Noto. ‘Dataphonics’ is Ikeda’s brand new book & CD exploring the relationship between the data of sound and the sound of data. It appears via the ZigZag series of book/CDs intended to create an…
DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL
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RAVEN CHACON
At the point where the rivers crossed, we drew our knives
ANARCHY MOON
LP // £14.99

*Dark and harrowing drones and location recordings from this mysterious American avant-garde/noise composer – limited to 200 copies for the world* Following on from his incredible collaboration with William Fowler Collins under the ‘Mesa Ritual moniker, Raven Chacon returns with this super-rare vinyl outing after a string of releases on tape and CDR. The first side on this album is dominated by ‘The Totem of the Total Siren’, a harrowing…
ISENGRIND
Modlitewnik
BLACKEST RAINBOW
LP // £14.99

This sold-out-at-source LP comes from one half of Natural Snow Buildings, Solange Gularte, who makes her vinyl debut as a solo artist here. Modlitewnik introduces itself with a flourish of dream-scape drone folk and blissful psychedelia that just keeps on unravelling as the album progresses. Like a more rustic companion to the NSB sound, the material here seems a little more organic, calling upon blurry multi-instrumental tracts, Grouper-like evaporating vocals…
CELER
Dwell In Possibility
BLACKEST RAINBOW
LP // £12.99

This is the very first vinyl outing for Celer, and given that their output tends to involve very long, single compositions, the game-of-two-halves nature of the format makes for an interesting change of tactic in structural terms. Apparently, the release consists of fifteen different sections, arranged in a mosaic-like fashion, although the joins never really show. The music’s narrative journey floats between heavily veiled field recordings and freeform tonal passages,…
MENACE RUINE
Union of Irreconcilables
AURORA BOREALIS
CD // £11.99

Menace Ruine are a brutal and atmospheric avant-metal duo from Montreal, Canada, and Union Of Irreconcilables is their fourth album together. A collision of the deepest black metal and Current 93-esque sinister folk-isms, the band’s sound seems to alternate between a rather subtle, skin-crawling sense of medieval-styled doom and outright feedback wrenching terror. The nine-minute opener, ‘Collapse’ barely hints at the records nuances, instead caking on layers of booming distortion,…
MAGIC LANTERN
Platoon
NOT NOT FUN
LP // £13.99

Platoon marks the welcome return of Portland-dwelling psych explorers Magic Lantern, a band who count Sun Araw’s Cameron Stallones amongst their number. Recorded and mixed by Best Coast member and Pocahaunted collaborator, Bobb Bruno, Platoon perfectly captures this band’s distinctive approach to experimental, lo-fi rock, hurtling through exotic, dusty sounding organ passages and ravaged wah-wah sequences. The stoner-dub grooves of ‘Moon Lagoon Platoon’ provide an early highlight, while the astral…
THOU
Baton Rouge, You Have Much To Answer For
ROBOTIC EMPIRE
LP // £17.99

**Translucent Red Vinyl** An exceedingly opulent new sludge tome from this Louisiana metal band on Robotic Empire, pressed up onto translucent blood-red vinyl. This is heavy, excruciatingly slow and sonically pulverised material, but as demonstrated by the material over on the A-side, in terms of the doom genre this is an in-depth and highly musical affair that offers plenty of chugging rifferama to soak up. On the B-side there’s an…
DISCO / EDITS / FUNK
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SECONDO
I Think I’m Gonna Like
Dreck Records
12″ // £5.99

Alongside Soundhack, Secondo is easily our favourite edits-style producer, for as long as we can remember he’s been pushing out a singular approach to re-building and transforming oddly familiar source material into something fidgety and funked up, shunning lazy cutups in favour of a much more developed and layered variant. After a bit of an absence this much needed return to the fray gets into Chicago disco-house mode for a…
JAMIE LIDELL
Compass
Warp
CD // £9.99

Electronic soul-bot Jamie Lidell returns to Warp with another long-player, and this time Beck and Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor share production duties, with an all-star cast fleshing out the personnel elsewhere. Various other people from the Grizzly Bear camp get involved, as do members of Wilco, along with Leslie Feist, Nikka Costa and Chilly Gonzales. The record commences with a bit of a dictaphone beatbox jam, ‘Completely Exposed’ introducing itself…
JAMIE LIDELL
Compass
Warp
LP // £13.99

Electronic soul-bot Jamie Lidell returns to Warp with another long-player, and this time Beck and Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor share production duties, with an all-star cast fleshing out the personnel elsewhere. Various other people from the Grizzly Bear camp get involved, as do members of Wilco, along with Leslie Feist, Nikka Costa and Chilly Gonzales. The record commences with a bit of a dictaphone beatbox jam, ‘Completely Exposed’ introducing itself…
DUBSTEP / GRIME / FUNKY
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GIRL UNIT
I.R.L. EP
Night Slugs
12″ // £5.99

Girl Unit is the latest act to emerge fully formed and good-to-go from the Night Slugs enclave. As opening statements go, ‘IRL’ is exactly what we want to hear. They/she/he (we don’t know) lifts the pitching toms and raw sampling methods of Chicago juke and rework them inna London-centric house style to sound something like Bok Bok supping purple juice with RP Boo. Meanwhile ‘Shade On’ reworks the formula with…
LV
38 EP ft. Josh Idehen
Keysound Recordings
12″ // £7.99

Keysound’s latest transmission is this long awaited project from LV and MC Josh Idehen dedicated to London’s infamous #38 bus route. The route obviously holds some significance for both LV and Josh Idehen who compose five tracks inspired by and reflecting their regular path through the big city. LV clearly isn’t aiming for the dancefloor with these tracks, drawing on head-nodders hiphop to sub-overloaded sit-step that sounds much better from…
RUDE KID
Are You Ready?
NO HATS NO HOODS
CD // £8.99

No Hats No Hoods lay down one of the years finest grime production mixtapes with Rude Kid’s ‘Are You Ready?’. It follows a pair of winning aces for NHNHs, drawing the jackin’ title track and blazing ‘Emergency’ from the ‘Jack Daniels EP’ and a remix of ‘UFO Mode’ from the ‘Are U Ready? EP’, plus eleven brand new spankers. The album hugely benefits from a well taught production style, setting…
RUDE KID
Electric / Screwdriver
NO HATS NO HOODS
12″ // £6.99

Rude Kid dives into the dubstep-rave brukpit with ‘Electric’ lifted from his ‘Are You Ready?’ mixtape, backed with DJ-friendly ‘Screwdriver’. ‘Electric’ sits heavy in that gap between grime and dubstep with nods to Kromestar, Benga or Skream, while the flipside jams on a fat 4/4 vibe with swaggering rave synth made for the bounce. Heavy
HEADHUNTER & INVISIBLE / GEIOM
Luvdup / Luna
SOUL MOTIVE
12″ // £6.99

Soul Motive flex out on funkier house tip with two mutations from Headhunter & Invisible, and Geiom. It’s probably the first time we’ve heard Headhunter on an explicitly housed vibe with ‘Luvdup’, albeit at a dubstep tempo. It’s not as successful as his recent forays into Juke-inspired ‘step or his technoid weapons but a nice summer day would make up the difference. On the flip Geiom lays out a merry…
CONQUEST & HARRY CRAZE
Real Love
BREAK THE HABIT
12″ // £6.99

Break The Habit retruns for their second record after the brilliant ‘Favela/French Knickers’ debut with Harry Craze and Silkie. Harry is the common factor here again, linking with his 80’s soul-brother Conquest for two luscious cuts of dubstepped jazz-funk fusion. ‘Real Love’ rubs a blu-tinged bassline under slow-burning chord progressions, while ‘Mohagany’ opens a big kit o’ drums for a kinky dancers special designed to separate the lazy skankers from…
MOUNT KIMBIE
Remixes (SCB / Tama Sumo & Prosumer Remixes)
Hotflush Recordings
12″ // £5.99

SCB and Tama Sumo & Prosumer spin Mount Kimbie into muted house and techno vibes. While the previous remix pack was fairly faithful to the originals, embellishing them with requisite amounts of future funk, these versions are aimed squarely at the DJs. In his SCB guise, Scuba rolls out a dry and heavy jackers mix of ‘Vertical’, while Panorama Bar’s Tama Sumo and Prosumer swing on a delicately textured but…
MOSCA
Square One: The Remixes (L-Vis / Bok Bok Mixes)
Night Slugs
12″ // £5.99

Succumbing to popular demand, Night Slugs press up the Bok Bok and L-Vis remixes of Mosca’s debut anthem ‘Square One’. Bok Bok’s mix is about the maddest thing we’ve heard him touch, referencing the R’n’B crunk of Bangladesh or DJ Nate’s irregular Juke concatenations with wild triplet fills and dance wrecking arrangements blinded by neon synth beams. On a sexier tip, L-vis opts for a carnival rumping rave-off, using kinky…
CLAUDE VONSTROKE / JULIO BASHMORE
Aundy (DJ Marky & S.P.Y. Mix) / California (Julio Bashmore Mix)
dirtybird
12″ // £5.99

Another limited DirtyBird drop, this time featuring Julio Bashmore and DJ Marky reworking Claude VonStroke tracks. Bashmore treads a fine line between tech-house and UK Bass house with a mix of ‘California’, using the club-heating aspects of the original, but adding a cushion of UK subs for added flavour. On the flip Marky and S.P.Y provide a big room rolling D’n’B version of ‘Aundy’.
CYRUS
Beatwise / Scanner
Random Trio Productions
12″ // £5.99

Two stone cold bass weight overdoses from Random Trio’s Cyrus. For this release he’s dropped the ravier impulses of more recent efforts to revert to his formula of ultra heavy subs and spare, powerfully charged percussion. ‘Beatwise’ uses diamond-tipped snares and stomach massaging subs to achieve the desired effect while ‘Scanner’ does laregly the same, only with a dread sub drone that makes one feel rather uncomfortable. Heavy sh*t!
DUBKASM / PINCH / RSD / PEVERELIST / VARIOUS
Transform I: Remixed
SUFFERAH’S CHOICE
CD // £10.99

A host of Bristol’s finest souljahs including Pinch, Peverelist, Gemmy and RSD rework a handful of cuts from the DJ Stryda-helmed ‘Transform I’ sessions. With his Sufferah’s Choice label operating at the heart of Bristol’s bass culture, he’s held in very high regard by the city’s dub heads, hence the reverent and respectful set of revisions within. Pinch offers up the fat man roll of ‘From The Foundation’, hauling out…
MUNGO’S HI FI
Can’t Stop We Again ft. Daddy Freddy
SCOTCH BONNET
12″ // £5.99

More wickedness from Mungo’s Hi-fi, featuring versions from Daddy Freddy, Longfingah, Mikey Murka and Jennifer Barret on the killah ‘Bad From Riddim’. No messing with this, big bad dub-to-dubstep weapons for all dancing crew!
MUNGO’S HI FI
Good Looking Boy ft. Warrior Queen
SCOTCH BONNET
12″ // £5.99

Mungo’s Hi-Fi do the business on a ruff ‘n tuff riddim featuring vocals from the cream of the international crop including Warrior Queen, Fu Steps, Conny Ranks and Steady Ranks. Top-a-top!
RUDI ZYGADLO
Great Western Laymen
Planet Mu
CD // £8.99

Planet Mu’s prog-dubstep songsmith presents his debut full length. Over 13 tracks Rudi proves he’s got the kinda of dynamic electrosynth chops of Starkey or Kuedo, but reworked with a more prog-poppy and IDM set of coordinates, making for an intensely busy, floridly detailed and engaging listen. Think Tim Exile getting into a serious chat about astro quantum physics with Rick Wakeman while someone twiddles on their 6 headed midi-axe…
RUDI ZYGADLO
Great Western Laymen
Planet Mu
2LP // £14.99

Planet Mu’s prog-dubstep songsmith presents his debut full length. Over 13 tracks Rudi proves he’s got the kinda of dynamic electrosynth chops of Starkey or Kuedo, but reworked with a more prog-poppy and IDM set of coordinates, making for an intensely busy, floridly detailed and engaging listen. Think Tim Exile getting into a serious chat about astro quantum physics with Rick Wakeman while someone twiddles on their 6 headed midi-axe…
ELECTRO / SYNTHPOP
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LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
This Is Happening
DFA
CD // £8.99

The much anticipated follow-up to 2007’s beloved Sound Of Silver, LCD Soundsystem’s third album, This Is Happening faces a tall order. Thus far, James Murphy and co. have enjoyed a career trajectory that’s seen their critical caché rocketing to precariously unreasonable levels, and you can hear the pressure taking its toll on the writing. First off, just to be absolutely clear, whilst not quite so able to comprehensively harness the…
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
This Is Happening
DFA
2LP // £17.99

The much anticipated follow-up to 2007’s beloved Sound Of Silver, LCD Soundsystem’s third album, This Is Happening faces a tall order. Thus far, James Murphy and co. have enjoyed a career trajectory that’s seen their critical caché rocketing to precariously unreasonable levels, and you can hear the pressure taking its toll on the writing. First off, just to be absolutely clear, whilst not quite so able to comprehensively harness the…
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
Drunk Girls (Holy Ghost! Mix)
DFA
12″ // £5.99

Accompanying their excellent new album, This Is Happening, LCD Soundsystem release ‘Drunk Girls’, a wry, and above all fun new single that performs that customary James Murphy trick of aping David Bowie in all the right ways whilst deploying an arch, king-of-hipsters air of self-satire. Expect great production, superb, half-familiar hooks and such sagely lines as: “Drunk girls know that love is an astronaut/It comes back but it’s never the…
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
Drunk Girls (Wooden Shjips Mix)
DFA
7″ // £4.99

Accompanying their excellent new album, This Is Happening, LCD Soundsystem release ‘Drunk Girls’, a wry, and above all fun new single that performs that customary James Murphy trick of aping David Bowie in all the right ways whilst deploying an arch, king-of-hipsters air of self-satire. Expect great production, superb, half-familiar hooks and such sagely lines as: “Drunk girls know that love is an astronaut/It comes back but it’s never the…
VILLA NAH
Origin
Keys Of Life
CD // £13.99

Super-cooled electro-pop and synth soul album from Finland’s pretty excellent Villa Nah duo. If you clocked their Jori Hulkkogen co-produced 7″ earlier this year you’ll have some idea of the terrain we’re in; distinguished male vocal lead pop tunes with strong hints of classic Skanfrom and a lot of emphasis on the “Pop” element. The Thomas Dolby-esque strains of baroque opener ‘Time For Tea’ makes a resplendent start, before the…
BLANK DOGS
Phrases
Captured Tracks
12″ // £11.99

Mike Sniper returns with four new tracks from his Blank Dogs project. Phrases represents a further step away from the rasping scuzz of prior releases, and Sniper’s vocal is markedly less entrenched in muck and mulch than on his early output. It has to be said though, he really needs to think about pitching now and then. When on ‘Heat & Depression’ there’s a stab at harmonised multitracking, the vocals…
THE HUNDRED IN THE HANDS
This Desert
Warp
CD // £5.99

With only two releases to speak of, Brooklyn’s The Hundred In The Hands have made a quick but probably lasting impact with their moody summertime gothic sound. ‘This Desert’ is an accomplished 6-track follow-up to their signature track ‘Dressed In Dresden’, tracing elements of Cold Wave Pop fixations with a smoother taste for romantic, ethereal and gauzy atmospherics. ‘Tom Tom’ is a hazy imagining of Broadcast produced by Giorgio Moroder,…
THE HUNDRED IN THE HANDS
This Desert
Warp
12″ // £6.99

With only two releases to speak of, Brooklyn’s The Hundred In The Hands have made a quick but probably lasting impact with their moody summertime gothic sound. ‘This Desert’ is an accomplished 6-track follow-up to their signature track ‘Dressed In Dresden’, tracing elements of Cold Wave Pop fixations with a smoother taste for romantic, ethereal and gauzy atmospherics. ‘Tom Tom’ is a hazy imagining of Broadcast produced by Giorgio Moroder,…
ELECTRONIC
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THE BLACK DOG
Music For Real Airports (Limited Vinyl Edition)
Soma
3LP // £27.99

**Limited, individually numbered edition of 353 copies for the world** Sheffield’s The Black Dog poke a riposte at Brian Eno with ‘Music For Real Airports’ landing on Soma. The group of veteran techno agitators have long had a problem with Eno’s elegiac score to those transient spaces, feeling that modern airport levels of control and pressurised tedium require something more dystopian to reflect their true nature. The album is split…
ERIC COPELAND
Doo Doo Run / Fun Dink Death
Post Present Medium
7″ // £2.99

Black Dice and Terrestrial Tones man Eric Copeland returns with this bite-sized helping of his far-out, solo material: A-side ‘Doo Doo Run’ slinks into a queasy dub-like rhythm, throwing in some borderline Rolf Harris vocal twitches. Ultimately its electronically obliterated, gibbering nonsense, but as with so much of the music touched by Copeland’s hand, it’s also quite brilliant – and not terribly like anything else that’s currently out there. Flipping…
CLIFFORDANDCALIX
Found Lostling Remix EP
APARTURE
12″ // £5.99

Leading on from Mark Clifford and Mira Calix’s haunting collaboration ‘Lost Foundling’, Andrea Parker & Daz Quayle, Luke Vibert, Majestic 12 (aka Fastgraph & Ultradyne!) and Freeform’s Simon Pyke are enlisted for remix detail. We’ll cut to the chase here, the Majestic 12 track is an absolute killer. We’re not quite sure when they made it as the original tracks were produced up to 10 years ago, but it’s unmistakably…
DOKKEBI Q
Hardcore Cherry Bonbon
3QReq
CD // £8.99

From now on we’re going to classify all music by the groups myspace description. So we get an album of ‘Hardcore Anime Dub’ songs from Dalston’s Dokkebi Q. Their name refers to a mischievous and mythical being in Korean folklore and reflects the pair’s mixed Japanese/Korean heritage. Vocals are brilliantly handled by Kiki Hitomi (also of King Midas Sound and Black Chow) who can uncannily flip from sweet ‘n dreamy…
MOEBIUS & PLANK
Material
Bureau B
LP // £13.49

‘Material’ is the second album of playful studio experimentation from Konrad ‘Conny’ Plank and Cluster’s Dieter Moebius. It was produced in 1981 at Conny’s studio and features the two long-standing friends and collaborators (Plank had worked as engineer on practically all of Moebius’ records) in an endearingly explorative mode. The throbbing rockabilly send-up ‘Conditionierer’ makes a crazy start to the album, and much like the rest of their work at…
MOEBIUS & PLANK
Material
Bureau B
CD // £13.49

‘Material’ is the second album of playful studio experimentation from Konrad ‘Conny’ Plank and Cluster’s Dieter Moebius. It was produced in 1981 at Conny’s studio and features the two long-standing friends and collaborators (Plank had worked as engineer on practically all of Moebius’ records) in an endearingly explorative mode. The throbbing rockabilly send-up ‘Conditionierer’ makes a crazy start to the album, and much like the rest of their work at…
MOEBIUS & PLANK
Rastakraut Pasta
Bureau B
CD // £13.49

‘Rastakraut Pasta’ is the 1980 album of odd studio experiments from the legendary Conny Plank and Dieter Moebius (also of Harmonia/Cluster/Kluster etc). In the scheme of things, this album appeared after some of Dieter’s best works with Eno and Roedelius, and at the start of a fruitful pairing with seminal studio engineer, Plank, before they would go on to create the frankly awesome ‘Zero Set’ album together with Cosmic Courier,…
MOEBIUS & PLANK
Rastakraut Pasta
Bureau B
LP // £13.49

‘Rastakraut Pasta’ is the 1980 album of odd studio experiments from the legendary Conny Plank and Dieter Moebius (also of Harmonia/Cluster/Kluster etc). In the scheme of things, this album appeared after some of Dieter’s best works with Eno and Roedelius, and at the start of a fruitful pairing with seminal studio engineer, Plank, before they would go on to create the frankly awesome ‘Zero Set’ album together with Cosmic Courier,…
VARIOUS / SEED
Seed X: Part II
Seed
CD // £8.99

Seed’s celebrations continue into a second compilation featuring tracks from Unit Black Flight, Anton Maiovvi, Cursor Miner, Posthuman, Ola Bergman and Dave Tarrida among others. A new name to the label, Machars Action, opens with a chill of dark ambient in ‘Viscous Attacks’, before Bunker and Strange Life contributor Unit Black Flight serves a John Carpenter tribute in ‘Not Named’. Dressed In Wires create a warped vortex of post-rock guitars,…
EXTREME / NOISE
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PAUL FLAHERTY & BILL NACE
An Airless Field
Ecstatic Peace
LP // £13.99

Once again teaming up with Vampire Belt bod Bill Nace, improvisational grandmaster Paul Flaherty returns for this new LP, An Airless Field, which features Nace on guitar and Flaherty on tenor and alto sax. Nace opens the LP with a sustaining, steely effects-laden wash of noise, leaving a dark, almost industrial background for Flaherty to solo over. Much of the dynamic between the two seems to involve Nace laying down…
FOLK / AMERICANA
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HEATHER WOODS BRODERICK
From The Ground (Limited Vinyl Edition)
DIGITALIS
LP // £9.99

*Very special vinyl edition cut at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin, includes a bonus track and a hidden locked groove, together with new artwork. limited copies!* The sister of office favourite Peter Broderick, Heather Woods Broderick steps into the limelight with this hugely impressive solo debut. On ‘From The Ground’, Heather is ably assisted by her multi-talented sibling, who records, produces and contributes various instrumental elements to the songs. These…
DANIEL HIGGS
Say God
Thrill Jockey
CD // £13.99

Baltimore’s Daniel Higgs is best known for his work as the lyricist and frontman with Lungfish, although his solo work has found an outlet via labels such as Holy Mountain and Ideal Recordings in addition to Thrill Jockey. Say God is a double-disc collection of avant-folk styled gospel songs and poems, notably recorded with the assistance of TV On The Radio man David Sitek. At times, Higgs’ delivery recalls Devendra…
DANIEL HIGGS
Say God
Thrill Jockey
2LP // £14.99

Baltimore’s Daniel Higgs is best known for his work as the lyricist and frontman with Lungfish, although his solo work has found an outlet via labels such as Holy Mountain and Ideal Recordings in addition to Thrill Jockey. Say God is a double-disc collection of avant-folk styled gospel songs and poems, notably recorded with the assistance of TV On The Radio man David Sitek. At times, Higgs’ delivery recalls Devendra…
BONNIE PRINCE BILLY & THE CAIRO GANG
The Wonder Show Of The World (Bonus 7
Domino
CD + 7″ // £14.99

*SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION INCLUDES BONUS 7″ FEATURING NON-ALBUM TRACKS ‘MIDDAY’ AND ‘YOU WIN’* Keeping himself admirably busy over recent times, Will Oldham returns with yet another new full-length for Drag City/Domino, a studio-recorded follow-up to last year’s acclaimed Beware. For The Wonder Show Of The World, Oldham is joined by his frequent collaborator, guitarist Emmett Kelly, who on this occasion steps up to the position of “first mate and then…
ELISA RANDAZZO
Bruises And Butterflies
Drag City
CD // £13.99

Although eloquent folk singer-songwriting is seldom in short supply, any particularly good contributions to the genre are always guaranteed a warm reception. Elisa Randazzo arrives with a Drag City debut via a role in the ranks of label favourite The Red Krayola, contributing not only to numerous live tours but four albums, for which she supplied violin and vocals. Randazzo seems to have gone into the family business, having followed…
LONE WOLF
The Devils And I
Bella Union
LP // £15.99

Lone Wolf is the newly adopted alias of songwriter Paul Marshall, and this new album follows up the cult success of his 2007 album, Vultures (released under his own name). The name change is presumably some sort of diversionary tactic – an attempt to draw attention away from the fact that he is that most unfashionable of species: the male, acoustic guitar wielding singer-songwriter. What’s more, Marshall is a particularly…
PEARLY GATE MUSIC
Pearly Gate Music
Bella Union
LP // £15.99

Pearly Gate Music is the alias of solo artist Zach Tillman, younger brother of J. Tillman, whom you may already know as the drummer in Fleet Foxes as well as a lone singer-songwriter in his own right. Zach proves that big bro Josh didn’t get all the talent in the Tillman family across ten beautiful, often very scrappily recorded tracks. On the opening track ‘Golden Funeral’ the whole piece comes…
HOME LISTENING / MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT
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CHRISTOPHER MCFALL
The Body As I Left It
Sourdine
CD // £9.99

Kansas City soundscaper Christopher McFall returns to the Sourdine label for a second outing, following up his 2008 album, The City Of Almost. For this collection, McFall set about his compositions using a piano, a broken phonograph and a selection of field-recorded or sampled material. Aesthetically, the early moments of the record bring to mind Philip Jeck – caking on the crackle in to the point where it sounds like…
PADANG FOOD TIGERS
Go Down, Moses
Under The Spire
CDS // £5.99

Before we launch into this latest Under The Spire outing it’s worth pointing out that the music on the disc only constitutes a single’s worth of running time, clocking up less than ten minutes across three tracks. This could either be viewed as a bit stingy, or as a gesture towards quality over quantity in an ambient/drone genre that’s often content to spiral off into the void for hours at…
TALVIHORROS
Music in Four Movements
HIBERNATE
CD // £8.99

Talvihorros might sound like a Doctor Who baddie, but it is in fact the dark ambient recording alias of Ben Chatwin, an experimental composer from London. The central driving force behind this album is the guitar, which seems to take on a variety of different identities over the course of any given track. You’ll hear the instrument dragged through clean, acoustic passages, as well as more processed electric sequences while…
RYONKT
North Small Town
HIBERNATE
3″ CD // £5.49

Continuing where his Window To The Room release on Under The Spire left off, dronesmith Ryo Nakata appears on the Hibernate label with a new set of ambient compositions, all crammed onto a 3″ disc. The presentation of the release makes it look like a mini Touch production, featuring faintly Wozencroft-esque photography and a layout that looks reasonably familiar too. All this conspires to signpost the tone of the music,…
LEE RANALDO & LEAH SINGER
Water Days
DIS VOIR
Book and CD // £29.99

The Sonic Youth guitarist, Lee Ranaldo joins with Canadian experimental filmmaker Leah Singer for a cross-platform project. The book takes the form of a photographic diary, and houses a three-quarter-hour audio CD that takes you on a remarkable electroacoustic journey, featuring concrète recordings, found conversations, artist readings and abstract musical interludes played on a six-necked electric guitar. Wonderful stuff this, at times bringing to mind Luc Ferrari. “The book and…
D_RRADIO & LIANNE HALL
Making Spaces
SENTENCE RECORDS
CD // £9.99

Helpfully, this album’s press release begins with a guide to pronouncing d_rradio’s name – a topic i’ve often ruminated upon over the years (no, really). Apparently it’s “D.R. Radio” which itself opens up a whole new avenue of confusion. I for one lose count of how many times I’ve read “D. R. Congo” as Doctor Congo, failing to identify the Democratic Republic part. Incidentally, if there isn’t already a band…
YELLOW6
Cut
EDITIONS6
CD // £8.99

A momentous tenth album in the Yellow6 discography, Cut offers a new nine-track selection of works from Jon Attwood, who largely plays out the entire record by himself, layering delicate strands of Robin Guthrie-influenced guitar, one upon another. There is a little outsider intervention: Dave Collingwood of Gravenhurst lends a hand with drums on ‘Diagnosis (Two) and Mark Beazley of Rothko (another big influence on Attwood, you’d suspect) is on…
INDIE / ROCK / ALTERNATIVE
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SLEEPY SUN
Fever
ATP
LP // £12.99

Expanding upon the fine groundwork laid by their debut, Embrace, Californian rockers Sleepy Sun return with an exceptional slow-burn sophomore album. First track ‘Marina’ excels largely because of the remarkable harmonised interplay between vocalists Bret Constantino and Rachel Williams, but even stripped of their beguiling lead, the song has plenty going on to make it special: the guitars blaze, vintage synths chirp and a touch of Western-tinged harmonica adds to…
SLEEPY SUN
Fever
ATP
CD // £8.99

Expanding upon the fine groundwork laid by their debut, Embrace, Californian rockers Sleepy Sun return with an exceptional slow-burn sophomore album. First track ‘Marina’ excels largely because of the remarkable harmonised interplay between vocalists Bret Constantino and Rachel Williams, but even stripped of their beguiling lead, the song has plenty going on to make it special: the guitars blaze, vintage synths chirp and a touch of Western-tinged harmonica adds to…
POCAHAUNTED
Make It Real
NOT NOT FUN
CD // £13.99

Now a full band, Pocahaunted are virtually unrecognisable from their early days as a sprawling, amorphous psychedelic duo. On Make It Real the rhythmic sounds and shamanic vocal excursions set out on Chains and Island Diamonds are driven to their logical conclusion. Opener ‘Touch You is a sweet psych-funk jam that showcases this new incarnation at their best, mulching up dub and lo-fi garage spew for the most part before…
CAVE
Pure Moods
Drag City
12″ // £8.99

Following up last year’s Psychic Psummer album (released via Important Records), Chicago-based krautrock resurrectionists Cave return to the fray with three new tracks, once again harking back to the locked-in rhythm sections and psychedelic propulsions of 1970s Germany. ‘Hot Bricks’ is a tremendous starting point, dreamily motoring its way across half a side’s worth of sublime Can-style manoeuvres, while ‘Teenager’ takes on a more ferocious tone, at first weaving through…
TRASH KIT
Trash Kit
UPSET THE RHYTHM
CD // £9.99

A trio formed by Rachel Aggs, Rachel Horwood and Ros Murray in London last year, Trash Kit are a band who put a different slant on garage rock, incorporating African rhythms and percussion styles, and the odd stretch of South East Asian folk dance (well, they have a track called ‘Filipino Boy’) into their brand of no-wave, consequently bringing to mind The Slits. The band’s sound is mercilessly dismantled, stripped…
AWESOME COLOR
Massa Hypnos
Ecstatic Peace
CD // £10.99

Now three albums into their career, Detroit-born Awesome Color return with another classy long-player, arriving after six years spent touring with mentors like Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. In the finest tradition of the Motor City’s garage-bred rock & roll this power trio pack a heavy punch that fits in with all the classic genre tropes whilst avoiding any gratuitous descent into nostalgia or kitschness. Blistering opener ‘Transparent’ is especially…
BEST COAST
Where The Boys Are
BLACKEST RAINBOW
CD // £5.99

Recorded last summer, Where The Boys Are (originally released on cassette) preceded Best Coast’s ascent to their current position as a major pop threat on the indie circuit, and although now the lineup has doubled with the addition of Bobb Bruno, here the songs are solo vehicles for ex-Pocahaunted star Bethany Cosentino. Across these five half-formed tracks you can hear the foundations for Best Coast’s summery pop sound as they’re…
FUTURE ISLANDS
In Evening Air
Thrill Jockey
LP // £11.99

For some reason or other I always forget what Future Islands’ singer, Samuel T Herring sounds like as I limber up to listen through their records. Consequently, every time I hear his idiosyncratic croak I find myself having a “Oh, THAT guy” moment. There’s no way around the strangeness of this vocalist’s delivery. You could say he channels Tenacious D-mode Jack Black, Stewie from Family Guy or Dick Valentine from…
FUTURE ISLANDS
In Evening Air
Thrill Jockey
CD // £11.99

For some reason or other I always forget what Future Islands’ singer, Samuel T Herring sounds like as I limber up to listen through their records. Consequently, every time I hear his idiosyncratic croak I find myself having a “Oh, THAT guy” moment. There’s no way around the strangeness of this vocalist’s delivery. You could say he channels Tenacious D-mode Jack Black, Stewie from Family Guy or Dick Valentine from…
GAYNGS
Relayted
Jagjaguwar
2LP // £10.99

Said to have been exclusively inspired by 10CC’s ‘I’m Not In Love’, Gayngs’ debut album, Relayted, is a collaboration between Ryan Olson and Solid Gold members Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt, receiving game additional support from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Mike Noyce as well as members of Megafaun (Joe Westerlund, Brad Cook, Phil Cook) and The Rosebuds (Ivan Howard). Further adding to the comically conceptual streak running through the…
GAYNGS
Relayted
Jagjaguwar
CD // £9.99

Said to have been exclusively inspired by 10CC’s ‘I’m Not In Love’, Gayngs’ debut album, Relayted, is a collaboration between Ryan Olson and Solid Gold members Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt, receiving game additional support from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Mike Noyce as well as members of Megafaun (Joe Westerlund, Brad Cook, Phil Cook) and The Rosebuds (Ivan Howard). Further adding to the comically conceptual streak running through the…
PC WORSHIP MUTANT SOUL BAND
Live Reduxion
Shdwply Records
7″ // £5.99

**Purple Marbled Vinyl** Brooklyn act PC Worship is the solo venture from Justin Frye of such bands as Teeth Mountain and Gary War, and this new 7″ features four of his fine compositions. ‘So Denied’ introduces the release with a slab of slowed-down mopey pop brilliance and electronic scuzz before all of a sudden it’s 1992 all over again and ‘Wake Up In The Dark…’ arrives with a gooey foray…
PIERCED ARROWS
Descending Shadows
VICE
LP // £15.99

Formed from the embers of legendary Portland punk-rock band Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows are a grunge-tinted trio comprising that band’s Fred and Toody Cole, who recruited veteran drummer Kelly Halliburton (Severed Head Of State, Defiance) to complete the line-up. Opener ‘This Is The Day’ is approx. 3 x more out of tune, out of time and all-round inept than is likely to be acceptable to the average human ear, but…
RANGDA
False Flag
Drag City
CD // £10.99

Rangda is a mighty new project from the all-star coalition of Richard Bishop (here listed sans knighthood), Ben Chasny (best known as the Six Organs Of Admittance leader) and improv drumming legend, Chris Corsano. Notably, while Chasny and Bishop are most closely associated with virtuosic acoustic guitaring, False Flag finds the two wielding electric instruments, taking every opportunity to shred mercilessly through fuzzball workouts like opener ‘Waldorf Hysteria’ and ‘Serrated…
SAGE FRANCIS
Li(f)e
ANTI
CD // £10.99

Leftfield hiphop trooper, Sage Francis, offers his first new album since ’07s ‘Human The Death Dance’. On ‘Li(f)e’ he employs the talent of producer Brian Deck (formerly of Califone) to give a country-fied twang to proceedings. Rustic slide guitars, jangling acoustic six-strings and thrummed bass are weighed with heavy drums on each track bar the lush sweep of closer ‘The Best Of Times’ produced by Yann Tiersen. Sage’s style of…
JUNGLE / DRUM & BASS
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D-BRIDGE
Love Hotel / Dim Light
Exit Records
12″ // £6.99

Maintaining the lead in his own particular race for the future, D-Bridge serves two sublime post-D’n’B tracks for Exit. We’d be more inclined to call ‘Love Hotel’ electro than anything D’n’B, but the tempo and dropped snare placements contain some semblance of whence he came. This is deepest dance music for floors that uphold moods and grooves over all else. Over on the flip, ‘The Dim Light’ strikes a rarified…
SKEPTICAL
Transfer / Block 305
Ingredients Records
12″ // £5.99

Latest Ingredients comes from Skeptical. Both tracks are for fans of the current minimal tech-flex, with the clean and precise subs ‘n snares of ‘Transfer’ on the A-side and a gloomier beast in ‘Block 305’ occupying the flipside. For fans of Mode, Data, Sub etc.
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Tensions
Subtle Audio
12″ // £5.99

Three tracks of hi-end IDM and techy-jazz inspired D’n’B from the consistently uncompromising Subtle Audio label. ‘Tensions’ is the highlight of the 12″, skulking in the shadows of recent minimal tech outings by Rockwell, Data, Sabre etc, but sparked with its own febrile syncopations and enclosed within stylishly Vangelis-esque atmospheres. On the flip ‘Halleluja’ experiments with a halfstep D’n’B pattern and ‘Hydra’ stirs in some blue, late-night jazz chords.
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THE WIRE
Issue 316: June 2010
Wire
Mag // £4.00

Dadaist electro-pop original, Felix Kubin, graces the cover of the Wire this issue. He talks about his experimental radio plays, communist anthems and the background to his eccentric music. Elsewhere we find enlightening features on Actress and Demdike Stare, plus information on the new Dopplereffekt-related female trio, Zwischenwelt, and an in-depth interview with Raster Noton boss, Carsten Nicolai. Hudson Mohawke is quizzed in the Invisible Jukebox section and there’s all…
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PENELOPE LOPEZ / HEINRICH MULLER
2084 The Mixes (Heinrich Muller Mix)
FRIGIO
12″ // £6.99

Ace electro concept record from Zwischenwelt’s Penélope Lopez featuring remixes from Heinrich Mueller and Juanpablo. The ArD2 label was set up by Spanish producers Penélope and Ekis to explore darker compositions based around the dystopian visions of George Orwell’s 1984 novel. Their three tracks have a defined narrative, using dense synthetic atmospherics, sinister voices reciting passages from the book and clinical machine beats. On the flip Heinrich Mueller aka Dopplereffekt…
VARIOUS / COCOON RECORDINGS
Fünf
Cocoon Recordings
CD // £12.99

Chris Tietjen rounds up the Cocoon cabal for a mix CD featuring Stefan Goldmann, Nick Curly, Extrawelt, Len Faki, Yousef and Lopazz. From the dynamically active start of Goldmann Macro statement ‘Yes To All’ we pass into gleaming tech-house from Alex Flatner & Lopazz ‘Make Up Your Mind’, a heavy house grinder from Nick Curly in ‘Pujante’ and onto warped standards like Electric Rescue’s ‘The Darkest Star’ and the perpetual…
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Greencracked / Catgot
A Number Of Small Things
7″ // £5.99

Antony Ryan and Robin Saville have been producing their very distinct variant of pure analogue electronic music since their incredible ‘Damil 85’ debut for the Wurlitzer Jukebox imprint landed almost 15 years ago. The economy employed in their production setup and sound palette has seen them veer in and out of fashion all along that timeline, but in reality very little has changed in the delicate sound world they’ve inhabited…
VARIOUS / SUB ROSA
An Anthology Of Noise and Electronic Music: Volume 2
Sub Rosa
3LP // £26.99

**Finally available on vinyl for the very first time – featuring exclusive and never before available material from the likes of Autechre, Tod Dockstader, Luc Ferrari and so much more – in a super heavyweight and deluxe gatefold package* This second volume of this excellent compilation series from Sub Rosa features an exclusive/previously unreleased Autechre track ‘Bronchus 1’ from 1991 – an alternate version of the track on ‘Incunabula’. A…
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REGIS
Penetration
DOWNWARDS
2LP // £11.99

Stylish hard techno classic from Regis repressed on extremely limited double vinyl for the Downwards freaks. ‘Penetration’ was his fourth album, spawning the 2001 single ‘Exercise For Institutions’ and should be considered as a stunning example of his brutally aerobic style. From the track titles like ‘Get On Your Knees’, ‘It’s A Mans World’ and ‘Penetration’ to the unrelenting pace and gloomy noise textured atmosphere, this is a definition of…
JEFF MILLS
Sleeper Wakes
Axis
CD // £27.99

Jeff’s latest album is a Japanese, import-only, high-concept album about quantum physics. It originally emerged in the Jap market late last year, roughly coinciding with his special performances at Womb where he played an entire set from CDJs sunk into the stage, while kneeling down. Check youtube for proof! Anyway, we can’t fully elucidate on the time & space based concepts behind the album as it’s all Japanese to us…
MOODY (MOODYMANN)
Ol’ Dirty Vinyl
Mahogani
Mini LP // £10.99

Detroit’s wiliest house master presents a collection of wide ranging grooves recorded between late 90s and 2009. We get to witness the breadth and depth of KDJ’s oeuvre over five tracks, ranging from the crackly disco of ‘Ol’ Dirty Vinyl’ through to outré synth experiments and one deadly club jam in ‘It’s 2 Late 4 U And Me’. That title track is a cheeky killer, apparently recorded in just 3…
VARIOUS / SPECTRAL SOUND
Document
SPECTRAL SOUND
CD // £9.99

Spectral Sound give a brilliant statement of intent on ‘Document’ featuring exclusive tracks and remixes from Hieroglyphic Being, Kassem Mosse, Bodycode, James T Cotton, Mike Parker, Audion and more. In typically refined fashion, the label has managed to coherantly traverse a range of styles, from the deeply grounded abstraction of ‘Got No Place To Go’ by Hieroglyphic Being, to pounding acid techno from Mike Parker’s ‘Protolanguage’, and frothy minimalism from…
BLACKMAN / MAURICE JOSHUA WITH HOT HOT HULA HANDS
House of Trax Vol. 4
TRAX
12″ // £8.99

Real deadly reissue compiling two Blackman and Maurice Joshua productions for the fourth House Of Trax 12″. On the A-side we get Blackman’s politically incorrect (but hella fun) ‘Beat That Bitch With A Bat’ from ’93.. This is now available with a heavy remastering job for the first time in 17 years! On the flip we get a loud and proud pressing of Maurice Joshua’s ‘I Got A Big Dick’,…
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Live At Robert Johnson Vol.5
Playhouse
CD // £8.99

Roman Flügel is at the wheel for the latest (and greatest, so far) in the ‘Live at Robert Johnson’ series from the Frankfurt-based club. With a bag of 15 records and some crafty EQ & FX treatments he creates a hypnotic mix that takes in deepest dub techno from Freund Der Familie ‘Pewars’, squidgy Chicago acid from Armando ‘Don’t Take It (Thomos Edit)’, dry and spooky techno from Ben Klock,…
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Realm
M-Plant
12″ // £8.99

Reissue of an absolute alltime CLASSIC from Rob Hood, the first under his Monobox alias. This originally came out on M-Plant back in 1996 and was basically a milestone in the construction of the road to what we call minimal techno nowadays. For all the coldly spooked out sounds layered over the A-side it’s remarkable how warm it still sounds, striking a masterful balance that’s really only been achieved by…
MORPHOSIS
Running Out
MOS
12″ // £7.99

It’s been far too long since we had new tracks from Morphosis but ‘Musafir’ is worth the wait. His previous ‘Dark Myths Of Phoenicia’ 12″s are – hands-down – some of the best deep techno records of the last few years, recently appearing in Francis Englehardt’s ‘Afterlife’ mix and cherished by anyone with a passion for this stuff. Both tracks on ‘Musafir’ are as jazz taught and abstract as we…
SOUL CENTER
Switch It (Atom TM Mix)
CURLE
12″ // £8.99

Eeee-by-gum, it’s not every day you get techno records featuring Thomas Brinkmann and AtomTM is it?! ‘Switch It’ is the latest product of Brinkmann’s fruitful relationship with Curle Recordings, following from his fonky jaunt on the ‘Walk With Me’ 12″ in the form of one deadly dancefloor anthem, plus two killer remixes. His original mix cuts out a big chunk of electrified techno fun, all surging, surgically serrated synthlines and…
KYLE HALL
The Water Is Fine EP
Moods & Grooves
12″ // £8.99

Scrolling back a few years, Mood & Grooves present one of the very earliest (and digital only) Kyle Hall releases for the first time ‘pon wax. ‘The Water Is Fine’ was produced roughly around the same time as his FXHE debut so what you’re hearing is a lovely snapshot of a producer in near-embryonic form. ‘Create Your Existence’ makes a cautious start, taking its time to warm up with silken…
A GUY CALLED GERALD
Tronic Jazz The Berlin Sessions
Laboratory Instinct
CD // £11.99

From his current base in Berlin, AGCG clears a path to the floor with his follow-up to 2006’s ‘Proto Acid’ sessions. Since that album we’ve only caught glimpses of Gerald in action on a string of effective but low-key house and techno tracks for Perlon, Beatstreet and Sender, but they were obviously masking what was really going on in the lab. ‘Tronik Jazz’ is a far deeper affair than those…
RON TRENT
Altered States Sampler
PRESCRIPTION CLASSICS
2×12″ // £13.99

Ron Trent presents four tracks lifted from his ‘Altered States Blak Tech Society’ CD. We get three brand new deep odysseys from Ron; ‘As Is Above So Is Below’, the Afro-tek ‘Ibashe’ and the cruising ‘Urban Skylines’, plus a retro Chicago mix of ‘Altered States’ by K Alexi.
SLAM / THE BLACK DOG
Slam vs The Black Dog
Soma
12″ // £5.99

Two UK techno veterans go toe-to-toe with a set of mutual revisions. Slam revise ‘CCTV Nation’ from their ‘Vexations’ album, turning into a slow burn of pristine techno minimalism haunted by elements of Detroit. On the other side, The Black Dog chew on the bones of Slam’s ‘Azure’, turning it into a proggy 313 number full of melodic bassline arrangements and rhythms ndged just slightly off-the-grid for the dancers.
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KONONO NO.1
Assume Crash Position
CRAMMED
CD // £11.99

As anyone who has experienced them live or on the seminal Congotronics LP will testify, Konono No.1 are truly one of the most exceptional, visceral bands in the world. With a distorted, hypnotic and utterly beguiling sound they’ve electrified traditional Congolese Bazombo trance music with a backline array of speakers salvaged from the Belgian colonnial era and amplifiers constructed from scrapped magnets and discarded electronics. In their home of Kinshasa,…
VARIOUS / VAMPISOUL
Cumbia Beat Vol. 1
VAMPISOUL
2LP // £20.99

Delving into the roots of Peruvian Cumbia, VampiSoul collect thirteen prime artifacts of experimental guitar-driven tropical sounds recorded between 1966-1976. This compilation charts the development of Cumbia as electric guitars were used to reinterpret traditional folk melodies from the Andes and the Amazonian jungle, mixing them with elements of psychedelic rock, 60s beat and the AfroLatin styles of Rumba, Guaracha and Merengue. This musical fusion occurred as an exodus took…
VARIOUS / VAMPISOUL
Cumbia Beat Vol. 1
VAMPISOUL
2CD // £19.99

Delving into the roots of Peruvian Cumbia, VampiSoul collect thirteen prime artifacts of experimental guitar-driven tropical sounds recorded between 1966-1976. This compilation charts the development of Cumbia as electric guitars were used to reinterpret traditional folk melodies from the Andes and the Amazonian jungle, mixing them with elements of psychedelic rock, 60s beat and the AfroLatin styles of Rumba, Guaracha and Merengue. This musical fusion occurred as an exodus took…
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ALVA NOTO + RYUICHI SAKAMOTO
Insen
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Freak For You / Point and Gaze
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Blast First
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HEMLOCK
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Swamp 81
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Blues Is Now
Destructive
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Broken Heart (Ramadanman / Martyn Mix)
HESSLE AUDIO
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But You’ve Always Been The Caretaker
SOMETHING IN CONSTRUCTION
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KONTEXT
Convex Curved Mirror
IMMERSE
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RYOJI IKEDA
Dataplex
Raster Noton
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KUMA / HORSEPOWER / RAMADANMAN
Dawn Stepped Outside (Horsepower / Ramadanman Remixes)
IMMERSE
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SKUDGE
Depth Buffering EP
ALPHA HOUSE
12″ // £7.99

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KONTEXT
Dissociate
IMMERSE
3 x 12″ // £16.99

Dutty /  Stolen Shadow

CALIBRE
Dutty / Stolen Shadow
DEEP MEDI MUSIK
12″ // £5.99

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Early (2010  Reissue)

A CERTAIN RATIO
Early (2010 Reissue)
Soul Jazz
2CD // £13.99

Electric  Chair

ANTHONY REDROSE
Electric Chair
Dug Out
7″ // £5.49

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23HZ & NUMAESTRO / ATKI2
Galleon Dub / Douceur
IMMERSE
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APPLEBLIM & GATEKEEPER
Hades / Tomb VIP
IMMERSE
12″ // £6.49

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Have One On  Me

JOANNA NEWSOM
Have One On Me
Drag City
Deluxe 3LP Box // £18.99

Histoire de  Melody Nelson

SERGE GAINSBOURG
Histoire de Melody Nelson
Light In The Attic
CD // £13.99

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Histoire de Melody Nelson
Light In The Attic
LP // £17.99

Hourglass

TAYLOR DEUPREE & SAVVAS YSATIS
Hourglass
12K
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I Can't Stop  This Feeling / Anaconda

UNTOLD
I Can’t Stop This Feeling / Anaconda
HESSLE AUDIO
12″ // £5.99

In Stereo  (Limited Vinyl Edition)

FENN O’BERG (FENNESZ, O’ROURKE, REHBERG)
In Stereo (Limited Vinyl Edition)
Editions Mego
2LP // £16.99

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Insen Live
Raster Noton
BOOK + DVD // £19.99

Just For You

UNTOLD / ROSKA
Just For You
Hotflush Recordings
12″ // £5.99

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Kingdom

UNTOLD
Kingdom
HESSLE AUDIO
12″ // £5.99

L'Amour et  la Violence (Floating Points Mix)

SEBASTIEN TELLIER / FLOATING POINTS
L’Amour et la Violence (Floating Points Mix)
Lucky Number
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Lean Boot /  Ride The Rhythm

RICHARD DAVIS / MIKEY MURKA
Lean Boot / Ride The Rhythm
Honest Jon’s Records
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INSTRA:MENTAL
Let’s Talk / Vicodin
NAKED LUNCH
10″ // £5.99

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THE PANAMAX PROJECT (SHED)
Maximum Height / Maximum Width
SUBSOLO
12″ // £6.49

Minimal  Nation (Special Edition)

ROBERT HOOD
Minimal Nation (Special Edition)
M-Plant
2CD // £16.49

Music 4  Adults EP

JENIFA MAYANJA
Music 4 Adults EP
BU-MAKO
12″ // £5.99

My World

MIZZ BEATS
My World
DEEP MEDI MUSIK
12″ // £5.99

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Nah Und Fern

GAS
Nah Und Fern
Kompakt
4CD // £21.99

No Future  (Skream Mix) / Minimalistix

INSTRA:MENTAL / SKREAM
No Future (Skream Mix) / Minimalistix
NonPlus
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Paint, Straw  and Bubbles (Zomby Mix)

ACTRESS
Paint, Straw and Bubbles (Zomby Mix)
Honest Jon’s Records
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MARTYN / ILLUM SPHERE / MIKE SLOTT / VARIOUS
Producer 2
FAT CITY
CD // £11.99

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Protecting  Hands (Geiom / Isan Mixes)

CLOUDS
Protecting Hands (Geiom / Isan Mixes)
DEEP MEDI MUSIK
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Proverbs Of Proverbs (Moritz von Oswald Dub)
Honest Jon’s Records
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PUMPS!
VICE
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SILENT SERVANT / RAIZ
Raiz (Silent Servant)
HISTORIA Y VIOLENCIA
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BLIR (SND)
Raster-Post Edits
Raster Noton
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Revep
Raster Noton
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Riceboy Sleeps
Emi
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RHYTHM AND SOUND
See Mi Yah Remixes
Burial Mix
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SEED X: Part I
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Seiji 1
UNKNOWN LABEL
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Separation
IMMERSE
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SKULL DISCO
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Soundboy’s Gravestone Gets Desecrated By Vandals
SKULL DISCO
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Sweat / Dante
Hotflush Recordings
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ZOMBY
The Lie (LV Remix)
Ramp Recordings
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The Shinein / Backwards
DEEP MEDI MUSIK
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Township Funk
THIS IS MUSIC
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Transform
Raster Noton
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Transvision
Raster Noton
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Triangulation
Hotflush Recordings
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Uli, Mein Ponyhof / Movement 8
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON
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ALVA NOTO
Unitxt
Raster Noton
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Untitled
Raster Noton
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Vrioon
Raster Noton
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GAS
wolfgang voigt – GAS
Raster Noton
CD+Book // £29.99

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ALVA NOTO
Xerrox Vol.1
Raster Noton
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Youth Blood  (Bok Bok Mix)

JINDER / BOK BOK
Youth Blood (Bok Bok Mix)
Trouble & Bass Recordings
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