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Friday, 01 June 2012

CHRIS CARTER - Small Moon, Conspiracy International
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CHRIS CARTER

Small Moon

Conspiracy International

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: CTI199CC3

The Throbbing Gristle founding member's 1999 solo album Small Moon is an experimental techno-leaning album released just before he embarked upon the Electronic Ambient Remixes series. While the first couple of tracks on the record - in particular the rampant 'Praxiz' - converge on a kind of high-tempo, dancefloor-geared post-industrial minimalism (or something to that effect...), as the album develops it begins to delve into the kind of deep-set soundscapes and abstract rhythmic experiments to be found strewn across the EAR series, only to wrap up with 'Soho... 3am' a unique clash of field recording and nocturnal drum & bass.
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CHRIS CARTER - Small Moon, Conspiracy International
CARTER TUTTI - Cabal, Conspiracy International
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CARTER TUTTI

Cabal

Conspiracy International

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: CT00104

Debut album from Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti in their guise as Carter Tutti. Having established themselves as electro/industrial pioneers as Chris & Cosy, the pair have now returned for 11 brand new original compositions. Cabal combines chris carter's instrumentation and cosey fanni tutti's unique vocal, guitar and cornet techniques with music styles encompassing dense electronic soundscapes, dub influenced rhythms, extreme vocal manipulations and spacious electro patterns. Check.
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CHRIS & COSEY / VARIOUS - Core, Conspiracy International
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CHRIS & COSEY / VARIOUS

Core

Conspiracy International

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: CC0603

Core features collaborations between Chris & Cosey, Robert Wyatt, Coil, Boyd Rice, Monte Cazazza, John Uncan, Joe Potts and Lustmord. This legendary 1988 compilation has been digitally remastered and features enhanced cover artwork and extensive sleeve notes by the artists.
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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

ROCKET JUICE & THE MOON / MARK ERNESTUS - Manuela / Mark Ernestus Dub, Honest Jon's Records
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ROCKET JUICE & THE MOON / MARK ERNESTUS

Manuela / Mark Ernestus Dub

Honest Jon's Records

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DUB / REGGAE

Cat. Number: HJP068

**Features Erykah Badu and Mark Ernestus versions exclusive to vinyl. Housed in handsome screen-printed jacket** Honest Jon's spoil us with these reworks of 'There' from Damon Albarn and Flea's imminent album 'Hey Shooter' as Rocket Juice & Moon. Frontside Erykah retitles it 'Manuela' and glides over Tony Allen's hip-tucked offbeats and brilliantly zany notes from Malian synth tickler Tidiane Seck, while the flipside features a dreamy Dub by half of the legendary Rhythm & Sound duo, Mark Ernestus. A highly desirable item.
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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER - Electro Rapide, Finders Keepers Records
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JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER

Electro Rapide

Finders Keepers Records

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: FKR050LP

**Finders Keepers mark their 50th release with a return to the vaults of Serge Gainsbourg accomplice, Jean-Claude Vannier, whose imaginary soundtrack 'L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches' was the label's first release back in 2005** "'Electro Rapide' is a collection of rare and unreleased archive material from the studio archives of legendary French orchestral pop composer Jean-Claude Vannier. Taken from the period before and during his revered creative relationship with Serge Gainsbourg (reaching their halcyon with 1971's 'Histoire De melody Nelson') these tracks reveal a rare glimpse o… Read more
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JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER - Electro Rapide, Finders Keepers Records

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

DECIMUS - Decimus 4, Alga Marghen
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DECIMUS

Decimus 4

Alga Marghen

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: PLANAMOUSSA

*Silkscreened edition of 250* Pat Murano casts another spellbinding instalment of his mystifying Decimus series for Alga Marghen sister imprint, Planam. In the best possible way, it's bloody hard to sum up what's happening on these records. Over two 20 minute sides Pat pushes way beyond conventional structuring and arrangement, acting as a conduit for stray and wilful FM synth waves which knot and tangle, layer and dissolve across the A-face, constantly in horizontal and vertical stereo flux, freely increasing and burning up in amplitude. We struggle to think of anyone else whose sound is so unteth… Read more
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DECIMUS - Decimus 4, Alga Marghen
STAALPLAAT SOUNDSYSTEM - Yokomono-pro / Composed Nature, Alga Marghen
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STAALPLAAT SOUNDSYSTEM

Yokomono-pro / Composed Nature

Alga Marghen

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: AM004

*Installation pieces composed by former Pan Sonic member Ilpo Väisänen and sound artist Radboud Mens* Composed Nature: "The installation Composed Nature, developed for the Centrum voor Beeldende Kunst Dordrecht, consists of a matrix of 64 trees. Controllable, mechanical vibrators are mounted on each individual tree and are operated by custom made software. The sound of each tree can vary from a barely audible noise to a heavy "Green noise", thereby offering different sound textures to be played. To play the trees, many spatial sonic patterns have been programmed, a… Read more
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STAALPLAAT SOUNDSYSTEM - Yokomono-pro / Composed Nature, Alga Marghen

Thursday, 17 May 2012

LIGHT ASYLUM - Light Asylum, Mexican Summer
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LIGHT ASYLUM

Light Asylum

Mexican Summer

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: MEX108-6I

Dark/chill wave types Light Asylum have been teasing us with EPs and odd tracks for ages now so it's great to see the full album finally emerge. It's been worth the wait too as it combines the spine tingling minimalism of Silk Flowers with the glassy neo-goth stylings of Zola Jesus to emerge with something propulsive and engaging. The duo of synth jockey Bruno Coviello and vocalist Shannon Funchess might not be creating the most original sounds around, but their 80s revivalist moves feel totally without irony and the tiresome Brooklyn smirk, and that in itself is a triumph. Instead of engagin… Read more
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LIGHT ASYLUM - Light Asylum, Mexican Summer

Monday, 14 May 2012

GEOFF BARROW & BEN SALISBURY - 'Drokk' Music Inspired By Mega-City One, INVADA
Portishead's Geoff Barrow and soundtrack composer Ben Salisbury pay homage to Judge Dredd's fictional Mega-City One conurbation with 'Drokk'. Both avid, avowed fans of the comic book series, Barrow and Salisbury have realised a bleak fantasy soundtrack at once recalling classic John Carpenter themes, Tangerine Dream scores, the Black Rain cues to 'Jonny Mnemonic' and 'Neuromancer', and even their fellow Bristolian, Hyetal's 'Broadcast' album. As you might assume, with their credentials counting er, Portishead, and soundtracks to David Attenborough's 'Life Of Mammals' and 'Life In Cold Blood', the production is assuredly top notch, and brought to life in vivid detail.
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GEOFF BARROW & BEN SALISBURY - 'Drokk' Music Inspired By Mega-City One, INVADA

Friday, 11 May 2012

BRACKLES - Rinse Presents: Brackles 12 inch Number One, Rinse
Rinse's infamous all-style specialist has been noticeably absent on the production front in 2011, but makes up for it with two kinkily tucked rollers. 'Spider' as the names suggests, is all insectoid and skittery drum syncopation, but skillfully anchored by sparing bass stabs. 'Take Me Home' is more on a tropical tip, swaying to warmest synth swoons and mango-sweet female vocal while the rhythm is bustling but expertly held back for the rollers.
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ONE LITTLE PLANE - Into The Trees, Text Records
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ONE LITTLE PLANE

Into The Trees

Text Records

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FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: TEXT014

One Little Plane is the solo moniker of Aussie singer-songwriter Kathryn Bint, but coming from Kieran Hebden's Text label you probably know that 'Into The Trees' is far more than JUST a singer-songwriter record. Hebden even gets involved as he takes the reigns for production duties, and Radiohead man Johnny Greenwood even pops up for a spot of collaboration. Bint's songs are elevated well by the glossy, assured production, and what might have been a more stripped-down record is multi-layered and deeply unusual. At times I'm reminded of Belly or Throwing Muses, Bint's voice has that coo-… Read more
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ONE LITTLE PLANE - Into The Trees, Text Records

Thursday, 10 May 2012

STEVE MOORE - Primitive Neural Pathways / Vaalbara, Static Caravan
*A repackaged double CD to combine the out of print limited vinyl issues of two Steve Moore solo albums* Steve Moore, he of Zombi, Lovelock and Titan fame, presents his second solo outing for Static Caravan with the advanced synth visions of 'Primitive Neural Pathways'. Benefitting from a sterling mastering job by renowned synth boffin, Benge, this is among his most beautifully realised efforts to date, enveloping his sound with a most succinct narrative while erring ever closer to the almost unreachable authenticity of seminal works by Tangerine Dream's Edgar Froese or … Read more
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STEVE MOORE - Primitive Neural Pathways / Vaalbara, Static Caravan

Wednesday, 09 May 2012

SEARLE - She Moves EP, MOWAR

SEARLE

She Moves EP

MOWAR

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £5.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MOW011

Franco Cangelli works out three deeper, dubbier Techno trax backed with a Russ Gabriel remix for Mowar. 'She Moves' conducts a svelte motion with thick subbass and crisply contoured rhythms beside the minimal and moody Neo-Detroit atmospheres of 'Melancholy' on the A-side. Flipside Russ Gabriel drags 'She Moves' down a gear with a submerged overhaul of 'She Moves', and 'Tunnelling' digs rolling, offset bass gyrations and trippy chord modulations for the late night crew.
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ARVO PART - In Principio, ECM

ARVO PART

In Principio

ECM

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 4766990

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Tuesday, 08 May 2012

GUIDO - Micro X / Vessel Dogs, State of Joy
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GUIDO

Micro X / Vessel Dogs

State of Joy

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: JOY001-12

Guido boots up his State Of Joy imprint with two meditative, bleeping Bristol rollers. 'Micro X' is curious fusion of metallic sitar motifs, bubbling synth arpeggios and a mellow halfstep flow, nothing that'll stress the dance, but certainly give it somethign to ponder on for five minutes or so. Flipside 'Vessel Dogs' finds its groove between hulking halfstep and sweeter R&B; stripped kick/snare and tingling hi-hats patterns create a skeletal lattice for piquant harp and clipped guitar strings to mingle and grind.
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Thursday, 03 May 2012

AUTRE NE VEUT / MORDANT MUSIC / EKOPLEKZ - Variables II EP, Mordant Music
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AUTRE NE VEUT / MORDANT MUSIC / EKOPLEKZ

Variables II EP

Mordant Music

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MM048LP

Mordant Music present their 2nd 'Variables' compendium, including a striking MMix of Autre Ne Veut's 'Soldier' and original material by Mordant Music, Sii and Ekoplekz. It's gotta be said, we're massive fan of Autre Ne Veut, and the Mordant reMMix injects it with some psychotomimetic substance to see it stagger around like a spiked indie kid at 6am in a dirty warehouse rave. Just the ticket! Meanwhile, Ekoplekz follows his widely acclaimed singles and tape pack with two deep fried electro-dubz: the churning arabesque 'Organite' and the killer Sun Araw-styled, bare… Read more
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AUTRE NE VEUT / MORDANT MUSIC / EKOPLEKZ - Variables II EP, Mordant Music

Tuesday, 01 May 2012

JOKER - Skitta / I Think You Should Know, KAPSIZE
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JOKER

Skitta / I Think You Should Know

KAPSIZE

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: KAP008

Joker returns from a wee absence with two Hi-Tech Dubstep Funk and Grime cuts on his homebrewed Kapsize label. 'Skitta' finds your boy locked on a tight halfstep lean blazing trance riffs and ecstatic breakdown from the hip. In collusion with Newham Generals on the flip, 'I Think You Should Know' arrives with melodramatic intent, before bouncing out with a taut flex matching D Double and Footsie's swagger.
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ZAMMUTO (THE BOOKS) - Zammuto, Temporary Residence Ltd.
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ZAMMUTO (THE BOOKS)

Zammuto

Temporary Residence Ltd.

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TRR209LP

**Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** The Books' mastermind Nick Zammuto returns to explore a more progressive, rhythmic style to his now disbanded group. Like those seminal The Books albums 'The Lemon Of Pink' or 'Lost And Safe', his new sound is still dripping with the sort of clever pop hooks you'd almost expect to hear on an advert for posh credit cards or twee dating agencies, but there's also now an emphasis on crisp jazz percussion - not the noodling type, just crafty - and a fresh sense of space allowing for clean electronics and experimental vocal treatme… Read more
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ZAMMUTO (THE BOOKS) - Zammuto, Temporary Residence Ltd.
LHF - Keepers Of The Light, Keysound
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LHF

Keepers Of The Light

Keysound

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: LDN029CD

Making your debut album a double might seem like an act of hubris, but LHF have got talent to spare - No Fixed Abode, Amen Ra, Double Helix and Low Density Matter could all, we're sure, turn out top-quality solo albums if they wanted, so it's only fair that they should all contribute as fully as they do to this collective effort, new on Martin Clark's Keysound. LHF are often held up as standard-bearers for dubstep, and while it's true that they understand and honour the sound's ageless fundamentals, they also bring much more to the table. Amen Ra favours a synth-heavy, video game-reared sound,… Read more
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LHF - Keepers Of The Light, Keysound
PRINCE - Dirty Mind (Reissue), Warner Brothers
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PRINCE

Dirty Mind (Reissue)

Warner Brothers

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DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: 8122797777

Prince's third studio album, originally released on Warner Bros in 1980 and now re-issued for the first time in years on a new vinyl pressing - cut loud!
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Thursday, 26 April 2012

JON PORRAS - Black Mesa, Thrill Jockey
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JON PORRAS

Black Mesa

Thrill Jockey

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: THRILL304LP

As a member of Barn Owl with Evan Caminiti, and in his solo role of Elm, Jon Porras has consistently wowed us with his ambient, droning visions of desolate Americana. Recorded over 10 months at home and in his practice space, 'Black Mesa' is a worthy follow-up to his unforgettable 'Undercurrent' LP for Root Strata in 2011, realising seven beautifully barren soundscapes painted with plangent electric and acoustic guitars and washes of Fender Rhodes, harmonium and tapes. It's a genuinely rare sound, one which so , so many have attempted, but few ever render with this solemn sense of modesty and e… Read more
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JON PORRAS - Black Mesa, Thrill Jockey

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

NEON JUNG - Delirium Tremens (Nathan Fake Mix), Magic Wire Recordings
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NEON JUNG

Delirium Tremens (Nathan Fake Mix)

Magic Wire Recordings

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MAGIC04

Another sterling effort on Lone's Magic Wire Recordings, pairing Neon Jung's tropical rave riddim with a cracking Nathan Fake remix. 'Delirium Tremens' is exactly the kind of thing we'd imagine Belgian monks to break out when it all gets a bit messy come friday night, setting a ruffed-up, limboing B-line under bustling Latin drum syncopation and enveloping the whole thing in swirling electro synths for that lip-smacking, rave-tangled sense of bliss. Flipside Nathan Fake also has his ear on the most buttered ends of the night/morning, but with a more teasing sort of delayed… Read more
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NEON JUNG - Delirium Tremens (Nathan Fake Mix), Magic Wire Recordings

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

PHOTEK - Closer (Pinch Mix), TECTONIC
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PHOTEK

Closer (Pinch Mix)

TECTONIC

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £5.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: TEC050

Eagerly awaited release on Tectonic from the resurgent Photek! When old legends fall off the map for a few years and then return, eager to be down with the kids, it can be a bit of nightmare, but Photek - always an unusually multi-faceted producer - has really handled his own rearrival with aplomb, and that he now finds himself releasing on Tectonic is testament to the poise and power of his present-day work. 'Closer' is a strong brew, a mid-paced stepper with d'n'b accents, but firmly anchored in dubstep 2.0; his ninja-like studio nous is on proud display, in the crisply edited drums, viscou… Read more
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PHOTEK - Closer (Pinch Mix), TECTONIC
JOE MENSAH / OSCAR SULLEY - Africa Is Home (Natural Self Remixes), Soundway Records
**Limited edition. Includes free download code redeemable from the label** Brighton-based Natural Self tucks into two edits of Afro-Funk aces first found on Soundway's 'Ghana Soundz vol.2: Afro-Beat, Funk and Fusion in 70s Ghana' compilation. Frontside is an extended of 'Africa Is Home', teasing out the flurried breaks and grooving horns for pure dancefloor gratification. B-side Oscar Sulley's Afro-beat shuffler 'Olufeme' is remixed with added baritone sax and flute.
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VELVIT - Chic Anatomy / Den-En-Toshi, Exit Records
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VELVIT

Chic Anatomy / Den-En-Toshi

Exit Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: EXIT003

Excellent dancefloor electronica from a new member to the Exit fold. Judging by his debut, Velvit evidently shares the same passion for vintage mid-'90s Autechre as dBridge, especially on the 'Amber' era styled 'Chic Anatomy', but the swaggering Electro syncopation is more 2011, in line with Boddika/Instra:mental and co. Equally, there's an IDM classicism to 'Den-En-Toshi', which is all spherical harmonics and crisp, minimal 4/4 beats.
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MIRRORRING (GROUPER & TINY VIPERS) - Foreign Body, Kranky
Amazing album of diffuse, DIY drone-pop from two doyennes in the field: Liz 'Grouper' Harris and Jesy 'Tiny Vipers' Fortino. The material featured on Foreign Body is every bit as subdued as its creators' respective solo work, but the collaboration is more than sum of its parts: Harris's searching, poetic command of reverb is as distinctive and quietly overwhelming as ever, and she sculpts gorgeously murky, sylvan atmospheres for Fortino to set her more traditionally folk-influenced vocal performances and finger-picked guitar lines in. The song-based compositions are incredib… Read more
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MIRRORRING (GROUPER & TINY VIPERS) - Foreign Body, Kranky
BOB STANLEY - Bob Stanley Supports Finders Keepers: Make Do & Mend 08, Finders Keepers Records
Esteemed music critic, DJ and member of Saint Etienne Bob Stanley presents his personal selection from the Finders Keepers vaults. His picks are as far flung as any in the series so far - which has counted curations by Jarvis Cocker and Demdike Stare - here starting off with the bloopy electronics of Sam Spence and cycling through Susan Christie's magical 'Rainy Day' to the 'Gol Bi Goldoon' pearl from Googoosh's eponymous compilation and a dreamy number from Zdenek Liska's Czech version of 'The Little Mermaid'. As a bonus for the magpies, there's also an exclusive cut of fuzzy psych-rock lifted from the forthcoming Don & Stevie album, entitled 'Keeping An Eye On You'.
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BOB STANLEY - Bob Stanley Supports Finders Keepers: Make Do & Mend 08, Finders Keepers Records
MINAMO - Documental, ROOM 40
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MINAMO

Documental

ROOM 40

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: RM443

"Tokyo quartet Minamo occupy a privileged place in the Japanese music scene. They remain one of the few ensembles to consistently produce work that simultaneously refines and expands upon their existing themes and aesthetics. Their largely improvised interactions have produced a collection of recordings that benefit equally from considered listening amongst the group members and a willingness to stray from the path without warning. Documental, their new edition (a follow up to 'A Path Less Travelled' collaboration with Lawrence English published by Room40 in 2010) sees Minamo move into a curious and … Read more
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ERIKM - Transfall, ROOM 40
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ERIKM

Transfall

ROOM 40

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: RM449

**Collecting six kinetic musique concréte compositions by the lauded French improviser** "eRikm's Transfall is a document os profound gesture. A colelction of works that resolve his recent explorations into music and sound for performance, dance and theatre. For almost two decades, eRikm has been a major force in contemporary musique concréte. He is a compelling improvisor and forthright composer whose work taps into the central lineage of sound-object oriented composition emanating from France. Developing a highly personal performance and compositional language, eRikm's reputation and position within … Read more
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ERIKM - Transfall, ROOM 40
CANDLESNUFFER - Wakool, ROOM 40

CANDLESNUFFER

Wakool

ROOM 40

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: EDRM412

This latest work by Melbourne's David Brown sees him taking time out from the manifold group projects he's involved in, such as Bucketrider, Western Grey, Terminal Hz (with KK Null) and Pateras/Baxter/Brown and instead performing a series of instrumental solos. This is a far cry from any conventionally accepted notion of instrumental music however, eschewing the more predictable timbres you'd associate with his various stringed instruments in favour of metallic, more percussive tones that sound like a midway point between the inside-piano-tinkering of Andrea Neumann and the free guitar improv of De… Read more
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CANDLESNUFFER - Wakool, ROOM 40