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It isn’t very often that we have the privilege of announcing a brand new Model 500 single, so we cherish this moment dearly, as the old stalwart R&S Records present ‘OFI’, featuring of course Juan Atkins alongside Mad Mike and company.  Robert Hood’s deadly new twelve inch also drops, while Abstract Forms dive in with their latest and highly anticipated offering from Morphology, ahead of the full-length which is due shortly on Zyntax Motorcity.  Pre-orders for both releases have been gathering, so if you fancy either of these, you know what to do.

Fans of Bunker be sure to check this one out, as Interstellar Sounds favourite, Shemale, emerges with an obscure little gem of a release, available only as a highly limited and undoubtedly collectable cassette.  Expect the usual high standard of dark and otherworldly atmospherics.

Last, but not at all least, in stock now is virtually the whole range of Coppice Halifax recordings, who have an upcoming release due soon on Other Heights.  So here is your chance to get up to speed on a great selection of past works.  Limited copies on most of these titles.


MODEL 500 - OFI/Huesca  (R&S) *** PRE-ORDER ***
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MODEL 500 – OFI/Huesca (R&S)

Ships Monday 20th September

Not many single releases can be labelled as events, especially not in the ever homogenised techno world, but the first single from Model 500 in eleven years, and the first recorded by the new band line up is most definitely an event.

It’s only fitting that this single is released on R&S Records, whose relationship with the man widely acknowledged as the originator of Detroit techno goes back seventeen years and who released the last Model 500 album back in 1999.

In 2007 Atkins partnered up with Mike Banks from Underground Resistance to form a Model 500 band. It wasn’t the first time they had played together as Model 500, but this time Atkins added Detroit DJ/producer DJ Skurge to the mix, along with longtime associate and established funk and techno producer Mark Taylor. As the “new” Model 500, they began performing as a band, debuting at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, and not too long later, performing at festivals in Europe and Japan. This single is the first music to come from sessions of the new line up, with Juan Atkins, Mike Banks and Mark Taylor sharing writing credits.

‘OFI’ is classic Model 500, the kind of insanely funky electro-techno that Juan Atkins pretty much invented with amazing vocals from Juan himself. Underground Resistance legend ‘Mad’ Mike Banks comes correct with a superb stripped down remix of ‘OFI’ in true UR style. Finally here, ‘Huesca’ is a perfect example of classic, deep Detroit techno featuring string arrangements that could have only come from the UR connection.

Click here to listen OFI
Click here to listen OFI (Mad Mike remix)
Click here to listen Huesca
Cat No: RS-1006
Format: 12″

Price: £5.95


MORPHOLOGY/CRC - Combined EP v1.0  (ABSTRACT FORMS)
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MORPHOLOGY/CRC – Combined EP v1.0 (ABSTRACT FORMS)

The Finnish future wave funk returns to Abstract Forms! The first in a series of various artist EPs, Abstract Forms brings you the first Combined EP of 2010 and this time we bring you future wave funk from Finnish electro duo, Morphology alongside solo material from Michael Diekmann under his CRC guise.

An exciting concept, the EP is split into two halves:

Side A, Morphology – Showing hints of Kraftwerk, Drexciya and Dopplereffekt all bound together with a modern twist of acidic undercurrents and razor sharp electro beats. It’s gritty electro music with guts!

Side B, CRC – Deep futuristic excursions into the realms of simple electronic beats, warm pads and beautiful melodies. This is forward thinking electro music for the 21st century, the perfect tonic for the start of the winter months.

Click here to listen Morphology – Manmade Woman
Click here to listen Morphology – Unimate Sequence
Click here to listen CRC – Blind Species
Click here to listen CRC – Traveller
Cat No: AFS_00.7
Format: LIMITED EDITION 12″

Price: £7.50


ROBERT HOOD - Power to Prophet/Clash  (M-PLANT)
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ROBERT HOOD – Power to Prophet/Clash (M-PLANT)

Stunning new EP room the master of the true minimal groove. Infectious drum pads and an acidic twist render the title track unbeatable. Miss at your peril.

Click here to listen Power to Prophet
Click here to listen Clash
Cat No: MPM-9
Format: 12″

Price: £7.95


DYSTRONIC - Vague Visions  (SIMULACRON)
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DYSTRONIC – Vague Visions (SIMULACRON)

An all-out Interstellar Sounds favourite this one! Absolutely stunning obscure Industrial Electro album from Germany, featuring some of the most outstanding work from Dystronic, who has also worked with Beta Evers and is founder of the now defunct, but still amazing, Kommando 6 imprint. For fans of Bunker, Kommando 6, Manasyt and the like. Limited copies.

Click here to listen Häuserschlucht
Click here to listen Dystructive Fracts
Click here to listen Eiswelt
Click here to listen Vague Visions
Click here to listen You Reap What You Sow
Click here to listen Urban Society
Click here to listen The Day Nature Took Control
Click here to listen Acidcrust
Click here to listen Past Industry
Cat No: SMC-AUD04
Format: CD

Price: £9.99


SHEMALE - Opening the Astral Doors  (FURTHER)
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SHEMALE – Opening the Astral Doors (FURTHER)

Shemale returns with a selection of seriously spooked and otherworldly electronics. Dark ambience and sinister synths are the rule-of-thumb. Absolutely mind-blowing and our release of the month. Limited edition cassette format of a mere 100 pieces. Act like you know how.

Click here to listen Crossing the Pentagram
Click here to listen Summon the Sea Witch
Click here to listen City of Pillars
Click here to listen Opening the Astral Doors
Click here to listen Horned God Ritual
Cat No: FUR-022
Format: CASSETTE

Price: £8.99


IAN MARTIN - Intensions  (FURTHER)
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IAN MARTIN – Intensions (FURTHER)

Weird and wonderful atmospherics of a darker nature from Ian Martin. For fans of Bunker, Shemale and the like. Limited copies.

Click here to listen Introduction
Click here to listen Rite
Click here to listen Heparin
Click here to listen Ambiansa
Click here to listen Reflection
Click here to listen Middle Water
Click here to listen Intension
Click here to listen Atmosphere
Cat No: FUR-012
Format: LIMITED EDITION CDR

Price: £9.99


SKYSCAPER - Skyshapes  (GHOST SOUNDS)
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SKYSCAPER – Skyshapes (GHOST SOUNDS)

Brand new ambient-dub adventure from Anders Peterson. Cinematic masterpieces which really need to be heard loud and on a good system, to fully appreciate the multi-layered structures here. Totally sublime, as we have grown to expect from this quality imprint. Limited pressing.

Click here to listen Skyscaper – Skyshapes
Click here to listen Skyscaper/Ekelon – Shaping the Sky
Cat No: PXYCH.08
Format: LIMITED EDITION 12″

Price: £7.99


MILIEU - Eufloria  (MILIEU MUSIC)
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MILIEU – Eufloria (MILIEU MUSIC)

After a year and a half of work, these are the fruits of Milieu’s first real soundtracking job.

“Being the project that essentially reinvigorated my interest in making ambient music as Milieu, this commission is very significant for me. Initially named ‘Dyson’ when it was first created, ‘Eufloria’ is an ambient strategy game that has gone through a number of changes and has been nominated for several awards as well as winning some. I signed on to design sound effects and compose unique music for the game’s modern and surreal atmosphere. This album, containing two and a half hours of new music spread over two discs, is the result.”

Lovingly packaged in full-colour artwork from the game itself, and limited to 100 copies. This disc is sure to please longtime listeners as well as newcomers to the Milieu sound. Very limited copies.

CD1
Click here to listen Meander
Click here to listen Pink Leaves
Click here to listen Asteroid Beats
Click here to listen Petal Pool
Click here to listen Halfspeed Capsule Growth
Click here to listen Euflorian
Click here to listen Open
Click here to listen Spheric Residuals
CD2
Click here to listen Anterior Sweep
Click here to listen Empty Space
Click here to listen Burnt Dusk (Reduction)
Click here to listen Ghost Signals
Click here to listen Floral Piano
Click here to listen Airjet Yellow
Click here to listen Softwhite (reduction)
Click here to listen One Hundred Fathoms
Cat No: MMD-008
Format: LIMITED EDITION 2xCDR

Price: £13.99


COPPICE HALIFAX - Bedroom Carpet  (MILIEU MUSIC)
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COPPICE HALIFAX – Bedroom Carpet (MILIEU MUSIC)

The first Coppice Halifax full-length recording since 2008’s tropical-overdose ‘Ocean Lion’, ‘Bedroom Carpet’ brings a much different vibe to the table. Largely ambient but not without some very beat-based tracks, Bedroom Carpet is very warm and humid with lots of sleepy-eyed melodies blipping across a thin line of tape hiss. Written and recorded using only two drum machines, an old Casio keyboard and a four-track tape deck, this is some of my most cozy, playful and analogue music ever made. Very heavily influenced by records like Cylob’s ‘Cylobian Sunset’, Aphex Twin’s ‘Selected Ambient Works II’ and the ‘Melodies From Mars’ album, as well as things like Kinesthesia, Bochum Welt and even friends of mine Thisket and EOD. Limited pressing.

Click here to listen Peachtree
Click here to listen Bunkbeds
Click here to listen Summer Park
Click here to listen My Psychedelic Ceiling
Click here to listen Braid II
Click here to listen Quartz
Click here to listen Everything Chimes
Click here to listen Toybox
Click here to listen Sleeping Neighborhood
Click here to listen 1988 Loop
Cat No: MMD-004
Format: LIMITED EDITION CDR

Price: £8.99


BRIAN GRAINGER - Noxious Variations  (MILIEU MUSIC)
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BRIAN GRAINGER – Noxious Variations (MILIEU MUSIC)

On the beatless side of things and recorded via a process that included distance-microphone setups, guitar playing with two (or no) strings, dying batteries in chained pedals and looping room noises – crumbled, dark and yet somehow warm and surreal – the deeper end of experimental drones.

Click here to listen Tonnage
Click here to listen At forest’s edge, water laps over the rocks
Click here to listen Bronze Mueum
Click here to listen Crumbling Monochrome Towers
Click here to listen Silver Horns (Head over Green Hills)
Click here to listen Hallways
Click here to listen Rippling Beehive Crown
Cat No: MML-063
Format: LIMITED EDITION CDR

Price: £8.99


MILIEU - Translucent Forestation  (MILIEU MUSIC)
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MILIEU – Translucent Forestation (MILIEU MUSIC)

A new 3″ CDR EP containing one long track from the recording sessions for a to-be-released Milieu album. Recorded in spring, left to settle on a cassette, then fixed up in summertime, this piece has lots of deep humming bass, raindrop-organ lines and sweeping dusky chords. Perfect for a cool nig…

Click here to listen Translucent Forestation
Cat No: MML-065
Format: 3″ CDR

Price: £5.85


MILIEU - Reverb Microcoma Pt 2  (MILIEU MUSIC)
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MILIEU – Reverb Microcoma Pt 2 (MILIEU MUSIC)

Following part one of this Milieu EP miniseries, Reverb Microcoma returns with even more ‘classic’ Milieu sounds, ready to go in your Spring travels. While the first EP was set more in the Colortone universe, this one could fit squarely into the realm of Swaying Palms. Tracks like ‘Archipelagos’ …

Click here to listen Bramblechord
Click here to listen Blue Breeze
Click here to listen Archipelagos
Click here to listen Melted Radio Tape
Click here to listen Micropsic Melodics
Cat No: MML-068
Format: 3″ CDR

Price: £5.85


COPPICE HALIFAX - Ganymede Icecaps  (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)
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COPPICE HALIFAX – Ganymede Icecaps (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)

Kicking off a brand new catalog set is something of a new era of the Coppice Halifax sound. Entering for the first time into truly deep and dubby territory, this three track EP is the beginning of what will be the charted course for Coppice Halifax’s Analog Botany Series of releases. Taking hea…

Click here to listen Ganymede
Click here to listen Icecaps
Click here to listen Icecaps II
Cat No: AB-1
Format: 3″ CDR

Price: £5.85


COPPICE HALIFAX - Porcelain Surfaces  (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)
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COPPICE HALIFAX – Porcelain Surfaces (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)

The second EP in the AB series, and even more stripped-down than Ganymede Icecaps. Pristine open spaces are filled with intricately placed rhythms and micro-melodies, off-white, clean and full of reflected fluorescent light. ‘Porcelain’ is the closest to the Berlin techno sound Coppice Halifax ha…

Click here to listen Porcelain
Click here to listen Surfaces
Click here to listen Surfaces II
Cat No: AB-2
Format: 3″ CDR

Price: £5.85


COPPICE HALIFAX - Red Valerian  (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)
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COPPICE HALIFAX – Red Valerian (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)

The third installment of the ongoing AB series, Red Valerian brings you two deep, deep tracks of dubby hi-fi ambience.

“‘Red’ is quite possibly the most reggae-dub sounding track I’ve ever done, complete with delayed piccolo snares and thicker-than-honey atmospherics. An elastic bassline…

Click here to listen Red
Click here to listen Valerian
Cat No: AB-3
Format: 3″ CDR

Price: £5.85


COPPICE HALIFAX - Falling Ovals  (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)
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COPPICE HALIFAX – Falling Ovals (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)

The fourth installment in the Analog Botany catalogue. This time around we have a very bouncy, almost electro lead-off track with ‘Falling’, before the heart of the EP, two extended ambient tracks entitled ‘Ovals’. Bringing to mind the slightly degraded feel of the earlier Coppice Halifax catalog…

Click here to listen Falling
Click here to listen Ovals
Click here to listen Ovals II
Cat No: AB-4
Format: 3″ CDR

Price: £5.85


COPPICE HALIFAX - Southland Mirror  (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)
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COPPICE HALIFAX – Southland Mirror (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)

Holding up the fifth leg of the ongoing Analog Botany series comes Southland Mirror, a three-track EP full of bouncy, slightly electro-tinged dub odyssies. ‘Southland’ is the deepest of the three with stretched out dubby synth stabs, and the first version of ‘Mirror’ gets super catchy with a pluc…

Click here to listen Southland
Click here to listen Mirror
Click here to listen Mirror II
Cat No: AB-5
Format: 3″ CDR

Price: £5.85


COPPICE HALIFAX - Cinnamon Smoke  (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)
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COPPICE HALIFAX – Cinnamon Smoke (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)

Bringing it back with some beats and basslines is Analog Botany part six. Starting with two very melodic and bouncy dub-dance tracks, ‘Cinnamon’ and ‘Smoke’ conjure up influences of things like the ‘Modern’ EP by Gas, or some of Anders Ilar’s tracks before moving on to ‘Smoke II’ with some seriou…

Click here to listen Cinnamon
Click here to listen Smoke
Click here to listen Smoke II
Cat No: AB-6
Format: 3″ CDR

Price: £5.85


COPPICE HALIFAX - Pine Yellow  (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)
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COPPICE HALIFAX – Pine Yellow (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)

Part seven conjures some lengthy, minimal vibes. ‘Pine’ breaks it down Maurizio-style with a funky beat and some rubbery basskicks rounding out the low end, while fluttery stabs assemble and dissipate all over the top like a colorful lightshow. ‘Yellow’ continues in this fashion as well, and the …

Click here to listen Pine
Click here to listen Yellow
Click here to listen Yellow (Loop)
Cat No: AB-7
Format: 3″ CDR

Price: £5.85


COPPICE HALIFAX - Submarine Green  (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)
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COPPICE HALIFAX – Submarine Green (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)

Eighth in the Analog Botany series. Deep and dubby, which by now should be expected.

Click here to listen Sub
Click here to listen Marine
Click here to listen Green
Cat No: AB-8
Format: 3″ CDR

Price: £5.85


COPPICE HALIFAX - Blackforest Dirt  (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)
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COPPICE HALIFAX – Blackforest Dirt (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)

Number nine in the series, and this time around things get a little more gritty yet more melodic than usual. Going back to the sound of earlier Coppice Halifax texturally, Blackforest Dirt brings a high level of sonic debris into the otherwise clean white audio space. The second track, ‘Forest’ d…

Click here to listen Black
Click here to listen Forest
Click here to listen Dirt
Cat No: AB-9
Format: 3″ CDR

Price: £5.85


COPPICE HALIFAX - Beach Glass  (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)
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COPPICE HALIFAX – Beach Glass (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)

Named after a sound that David Tagg christened in 2006, AB10 brings more of the deep dubby minimal techno that the AB series has come to embody. Followers of the imprint may recognize some new elements introduced on this EP, such as Rhodes pianos, making it a truly ‘Beachy’ and ‘Glassy’ experience.

Click here to listen Beach
Click here to listen Glass
Click here to listen Glass (Repeat)
Cat No: AB-10
Format: 3″ CDR

Price: £5.85


COPPICE HALIFAX - Dry Seasons  (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)
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COPPICE HALIFAX – Dry Seasons (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)

Two long tracks of super-warbly dub chords, soaked in the usual mile-long reverb and phased out to infinity. These two tracks show a marked slowdown from the pace of the previous EPs, sticking more to deep atmospherics and repetition to the point of near-hypnosis. Limited copies.

Click here to listen Dry
Click here to listen Seasons
Cat No: AB-11
Format: 3″ CDR

Price: £5.85


COPPICE HALIFAX - Endless Dusk  (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)
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COPPICE HALIFAX – Endless Dusk (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)

The last chapter of the Analog Botany excursion, bringing the total runtime of the 12-part series to a staggering four hours! The series concludes on a beatless note, providing some finality and contrast to the previous EPs. Think Rod Modell meets those Torsten Profrock releases on Chain Reactio…

Click here to listen Endless
Click here to listen Dusk
Click here to listen Dusk II
Cat No: AB-12
Format: 3″ CDR

Price: £5.85


COPPICE HALIFAX - Milk & Quaaludes  (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)
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COPPICE HALIFAX – Milk & Quaaludes (MILIEU MUSIC ANALOG BOTANY SERIES)

A bonus disc to accompany the AB series, this disc is the REAL sendoff. An hour of botanical bliss, featuring eight songs from throughout the year that, for one reason or another, were left off of the EPs proper. Three dub-rebuilds based off of source from Pat Benolkin (aka Eluder/Electricwest), …

Click here to listen Autumn Rebuild
Click here to listen Halifaxian I
Click here to listen Lux Overgrowth
Click here to listen Sun Version
Click here to listen Halifaxian II
Click here to listen Endless Rebuild
Click here to listen White Forest
Click here to listen Seventh Dub
Cat No: ABX-3
Format: 3″ CDR

Price: £5.85


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