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Wednesday, 13 August

LEWIS - L'Amour, Light In The Attic
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LEWIS

L'Amour

Light In The Attic

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: LITA117

In 1983, a man named Lewis recorded an album named L’Amour, which was released on the unknown label R.A.W. And that’s about all we know. The record itself is a delicate, whispered album, reflecting the way the artist himself – spectral, movie star-like – almost disappears into the grey of the cover. It should come as no surprise that it failed to shout loudly enough to be noticed, another private press album that sank without trace. The ingredients are simple: smooth synthesizers, feather-light piano, ethereal, occasionally inaudible vocals and the gentle plucking of acoustic guitars. But the effects are… Read more
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LEWIS - L'Amour, Light In The Attic

Thursday, 07 August

Tuesday, 05 August

THEE SILVER MT. ZION MEMORIAL ORCHESTRA - F**k Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything, Constellation
**Custom gatefold jacket printed on thick 24pt. paperboard with printed CD dust sleeve** Core GYBE members regroup around Efrim Menuck for the apocalypse-baiting blues punk rage of their first LP-length work since the band's debut record as a trio almost 15 years ago. Far more balls-out than their other, perhaps better known band's output, 'Fxck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything' is sharper and far less quaint, alloying elements of hardcore, ragged garage blues and black metal with a vital fervour that bucks any post rock infere… Read more
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THEE SILVER MT. ZION MEMORIAL ORCHESTRA - F**k Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything, Constellation

Wednesday, 30 July

SHACKLETON - Music For The Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ, Woe To The Septic Heart
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SHACKLETON

Music For The Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ

Woe To The Septic Heart

Format_dot_cd2CD // £11.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SEPTICCD001

Finally available again. Eighteen months since their first issue, Woe To The Septic Heart!'s long delayed 2nd release finally dawns upon us. Comprising entirely new and previously unreleased Shackleton material - including collaborations with vocalist Vengeance Tenfold and musical spars Andreas Gerth (Tied & Tickled Trio) and Kingsuk Biswas (Bedouin Ascent) - it's also his most shocking and invigorating body of work. What strikes us first and foremost is the newfound vitality and visceral impact of his sound here. Any signature murk is replaced with a lysergic luc… Read more
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SHACKLETON - Music For The Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ, Woe To The Septic Heart
SHACKLETON - Soundboy's Gravestone Gets Desecrated By Vandals, SKULL DISCO
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SHACKLETON

Soundboy's Gravestone Gets Desecrated By Vandals

SKULL DISCO

Format_dot_cd2CD // £11.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: SKULLCD002

Finally available again after several years out of stock. Skull Disco reaches it's final catalogue number with the final nail in the coffin on 'Soundboy's Gravestone Gets Desecrated By Vandals', collating the final few 12" releases on the first CD, and a selection of accompanying remixes from the likes of T++, Rupture, Geiom, Brendon Moeller, and Bass Clef on an additional second CD. Over the course of three years the label has come to define a very dark corner of the dubstep related universe, finding fans in unexpected places, from Ricardo Villalobos and Cas… Read more
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SHACKLETON - Soundboy's Gravestone Gets Desecrated By Vandals, SKULL DISCO
SHACKLETON / APPLEBLIM - Soundboy Punishments, SKULL DISCO
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SHACKLETON / APPLEBLIM

Soundboy Punishments

SKULL DISCO

Format_dot_cd2CD // £11.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: SKULLCD1

Finally available again after several years out of stock. Renegade dubstep mavericks Shackleton and Appleblim finally commit their Skull Disco back catalogue onto a shiny double CD format on what is probably going to be one of the most essential and best selling releases for us this year.. Over the past two years Skull Disco have kept us right on the edge of our seats with a timely succession of mould breaking, vinyl only releases and the odd exclusive dub to really get our bones going (read any of our past reviews for some serious gush love). I distinctly remember two summers … Read more
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SHACKLETON / APPLEBLIM - Soundboy Punishments, SKULL DISCO
MF DOOM - Operation Doomsday (Deluxe Edition), Metal Face
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MF DOOM

Operation Doomsday (Deluxe Edition)

Metal Face

Format_dot_cd2CD // £13.49

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: MF1107CD

'Operation: Doomsday' has floated in and out of print since its original 1999 pressing on famed New York label Fondle 'Em, attaining mythical status amongst underground fans as one of the landmark releases of the decade, showcasing MF Doom's abstract wordplay, pointed wit, subtly subversive lyrics and alcohol drenched stream-of-consciousness flows over adventurous sample-based production. The album's impact steadily grew to alter the landscape of hip hop as it was then known, and its periodic cycles of unavailabilty seem only to have enhanced its mythical status. This Deluxe … Read more
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MF DOOM - Operation Doomsday (Deluxe Edition), Metal Face

Tuesday, 22 July

EDVARD GRAHAM LEWIS - All Under, Editions Mego
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EDVARD GRAHAM LEWIS

All Under

Editions Mego

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: eMEGO194

**Four soundtracks for films and installations by the legendary member of Wire, Dome * He Said. Mastered by Russell Haswell** "'All Under', the companion release to 'All Over' compiles soundtracks to films, installations and a self penned short story. This is familiar terrain for Lewis who, along with Bruce Gilbert produced the early interactive audio-visual installation 'MZUI' at London’s Waterloo Gallery in 1981. Since this period Lewis as been involved in countless soundtracks to all manner of cultural artefacts. The haunting score to Gunilla Leander's 2003 short film 'All Under' was i… Read more
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EDVARD GRAHAM LEWIS - All Under, Editions Mego

Thursday, 17 July

FOREST SWORDS - Dagger Paths, NO PAIN IN POP
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FOREST SWORDS

Dagger Paths

NO PAIN IN POP

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: NPIP016

An incredible debut from Forest Swords - nope, we've never heard of them before either, but they're only based down the road in The Wirral so we'll send them a thank you message via carrier pigeon or something. 'Daggers Path' is a textured patch of personal sonic connections infusing outsider drone-folk and lo-fi pop with modern r'nb and vintage dub tropes that capture that feeling of Grouper jamming with the Velvets down at Tubby's that you forgot to remember that time you didn't imagine it. Central figure, M. Barnes, cyphers the same soulful impact you'd find in the vocal samples of a Buri… Read more
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FOREST SWORDS - Dagger Paths, NO PAIN IN POP

Monday, 14 July

ROBERT ASHLEY - String Quartet Describing The Motions Of Large Real Bodies, Alga Marghen
**Complex, pre-computer avant-garde composition. Challenging, arrhythmic and involving clicks, pulses and twangs scored for a electronic orchestra, recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Oakland, California, 1972, and another incredible two-part composition using the labyrinthine reverbs created by a motorcycle in tunnels beneath the hills of San Francisco. 63 minutes total** "'String Quartet Describing The Motions of Large Real Bodies' was composed as the potential orchestra for an opera based on the text of 'In Sara, Mencken, Christ and… Read more
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ROBERT ASHLEY - String Quartet Describing The Motions Of Large Real Bodies, Alga Marghen
JACQUES BERROCAL - Catalogue, Alga Marghen
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JACQUES BERROCAL

Catalogue

Alga Marghen

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: PLANA-B 9TES.058

**Bewildering and brilliant freeform rock, jazz, and cut-up tape music from 1979 by a would-be collaborator with NWW - included on their legendary list! RIYL Ghedalia Tazartes! "Released in 1979 in a limited edition on his own d'Avantage label, Catalogue, with its overt theatricality is every bit as wild as the previous Paralleles. Not really jazz, not rock, having nothing to do with contemporary music either, Catalogue is a kind of sonic postcard which features not the group of the same name but instead numerous Berrocal associates including Potage (co-founder of the d'Avantage label in 197… Read more
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JACQUES BERROCAL - Catalogue, Alga Marghen
GHEDALIA TAZARTES - Une Eclipse Totale De Soleil, Alga Marghen
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GHEDALIA TAZARTES

Une Eclipse Totale De Soleil

Alga Marghen

Format_dot_cdCD // £14.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: PLANA-T 1TES.005

This record marked the first installment of Alga Marghen's retrospective of Ghedalia Tazartes' recording career: Une Eclipse Totale De Soleil was first reissued in 1997 having been initially released in 1979. In this form the original's two-part make-up was bolstered by a twenty-four minute third part, a new piece composed specifically for the reissue. Sounding quite unlike the output of his more academic contemporaries, Tazartes' music compiles fragments of tapes, voices and various other sound recordings in a fashion that's very idiomatic and new sounding, even by con… Read more
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GHEDALIA TAZARTES - Une Eclipse Totale De Soleil, Alga Marghen
THE DURUTTI COLUMN - Chronicle LX : XL, Kooky
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THE DURUTTI COLUMN

Chronicle LX : XL

Kooky

Format_dot_cd2CD BOX // £33.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: KOOKYDISC60

**Strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide - deluxe package in an embossed burgundy textured canvas box containing: A full colour saddle stitched booklet with an introduction by Bruce Mitchell and a collage of photographs from Vini's own personal collection, a printed sandpaper insert, a map (randomly selected one of six) redrawn in 'Obey the Time purple and yellow' showing a place of importance to the artist, a grey card certificate in a custom envelope & two compact discs in pochettes. Each box set will have a map grey card certificate** "Special and expanded version to acknowl… Read more
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THE DURUTTI COLUMN - Chronicle LX : XL, Kooky

Tuesday, 08 July

MIKA VAINIO - Black Telephone of Matter, Touch
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MIKA VAINIO

Black Telephone of Matter

Touch

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

NOW: £5.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: TO72

Now available at a special price. Veteran Finnish electronics maestro and one of the most fascinating producers of our times, Mika Vainio returns to the Touch label, the recent home of some of his most uncompromsing work. Last years 'Oleva' and the preceding Pan Sonic album remain examples of the finest electronic albums of the last few years, but they were surely also some of his most accessible. For 'Black Telephone Of Matter' we hear the contrarily noisy and contemplative side of Mika, no beats, but plenty of completely devastating aural views surveying vast abstract landscape… Read more
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MIKA VAINIO - Black Telephone of Matter, Touch
CHRISTIAN LöFFLER - Young Alaska, KI Records

CHRISTIAN LöFFLER

Young Alaska

KI Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: Ki-012CD

"Christian Löffler is co-founder of Ki Records and well known for his intense, deep moving sound with melancholic undertones. After several releases for Ki and Orphanear, the imprint of Dial’s co-founder Pawel, his debut ‘A Forest’ is now being released through Ki."
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CV313 - Live @ Primary, Echospace
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CV313

Live @ Primary

Echospace

Format_dot_cdCD // £15.99

BASIC CHANNEL / DUB TECHNO

Cat. Number: DETROITLIVE2

Hour long live performance by Detroit's dub techno maverick Steven Hitchell aka CV313. It was recorded live at Primary club night, Chicago on 24th August, breaking down to ten tracks, each built from numerous loops and elements of previous releases gelled with live instrumentation and processing inna DE:9 style. Recorded direct from the house mixer so there's some compression/limiting which couldn't be reversed.
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Monday, 07 July

LONE - Reality Testing, R&S Records
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LONE

Reality Testing

R&S Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: RS1405CD

On his sixth album in as many years, Lone leaves us dizzy and vajazzled with his synaesthetically enhanced palette of coloursound and rhythmelody. It's been said by someone, somewhere that's it's possibly harder to make happy music than sad music, and if that's the case, then Lone's every bit the genius everyone makes him out to be. 'Reality Testing' is simply soul drunk and and sincerely beaming with good vibes, wending a mazy path between house, boogie and hip hop rhythms gilded with the lushest synthlines and diffused into gaseous pink, orange and turquoise hues. There's a sincerity and sweetne… Read more
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LONE - Reality Testing, R&S Records
FATIMA - Yellow Memories, Eglo Records
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FATIMA

Yellow Memories

Eglo Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: EGLO36CD

Eglo's first lady of soul, Fatima Bramme Sey properly arrives with her fully-fledged debut album, 'Yellow Memories', featuring production by Floating Points, Computer Jay, Flako, and KNX. Active since the late '00s with guest appearances on Geeneus, DVA and Shafiq Husayn productions, the London-based vocalist has become a firm fixture in the Eglo family, contributing to some of the label biggest highlights such as her Floating Points-produced 'Red Light' and her 'Phone Line' dancefloor bomb with Funkineven. In the last few years, however, she's come to be the label's strongest, most unique asset… Read more
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FATIMA - Yellow Memories, Eglo Records

Wednesday, 02 July

DAPHNE ORAM - The Oram Tapes: Volume One (Deluxe 2CD Edition), Young Americans
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*Deluxe 2CD edition comes in an oversized 8-panel digifile* Two years in the making, this 37 track deluxe 2CD edition features two hours of previously unreleased recordings from Daphne Oram's archives. None of this material had been available until the quadruple vinyl edition appeared late last year and is now available on this beautiful double CD edition, compiled and restored from over 400 tapes and mastered at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Daphne Oram, founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, died in 2003 leaving a colossal archive of reel-to-reel tapes an… Read more
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DAPHNE ORAM - The Oram Tapes: Volume One (Deluxe 2CD Edition), Young Americans

Tuesday, 01 July

DONATO DOZZY - K, FURTHER RECORDS
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DONATO DOZZY

K

FURTHER RECORDS

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FUR018CD

Much needed reissue of the debut album of ambient Techno meditations from much loved DJ and producer Donato Dozzy. 'K' consists of two extended tracks clocking in at nearly half an hour each. The first roams sparse half-tempo terrain like some ancient AI chillout session, the atmosphere coloured with pale synth washes and splashing downbeat 909 rhythms. It's actually a number of tracks segued together, but it's seamless so you'd never notice anyway. The second track flows more like one of Dozzy's DJ sets, floating along linear drum machine pulses enveloped by enchanting drones and choral voices...
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DONATO DOZZY - K, FURTHER RECORDS

Friday, 27 June

CYCLOBE - The Visitors, Phantomcode
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CYCLOBE

The Visitors

Phantomcode

Format_dot_cd2CD // £14.49

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: NAOS04CD

Invaluable, 13th anniversary 2CD reissue of Cyclobe's 2nd album, 'The Visitors', originally released in 2001 and now repackaged with new artwork by Irish artist Alex Rose and a specially recorded new piece. The 2nd missive from the former and then-current Coil orbiters, Ossian Brown and Stephen Thrower revealed vivid glimpses of a rarified electronic delirium paralleling Coil's most far-flung visions, but also manifesting a unique psychedelia of their own, subtly detached and more expansive than their hard-edged debut album. A cycle of seven originals ranging from the hellish, roiling electro-acou… Read more
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CYCLOBE - The Visitors, Phantomcode

Wednesday, 25 June

MARTIN HANNETT - Maverick Producer, Genius and Musician, Ozit
Two discs spanning 29 tracks produced, engineered or performed by "the man who set the template for the Manchester Sound." A revered electronic innovator and sonic instigator, Hannett is best known for defining the sound of Factory Records and seminal early releases by Joy Division with his experimental approaches - their distinctive drum sound was achieved using the AMS1560 delay built by former aerospace engineers in Burnley - just one of many unconventional techniques he would deploy (there's also a photo of his cigarette-between-two-mics method in the liner note… Read more
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MARTIN HANNETT - Maverick Producer, Genius and Musician, Ozit
VARIOUS - Hyperdub 10.1, Hyperdub
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VARIOUS

Hyperdub 10.1

Hyperdub

Format_dot_cd2CD // £13.49

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: HDBCD025

Hyperdub present an exclusive-crammed first volume of four compilations celebrating ten years as a vanguard dancefloor and electronica imprint. In line with Kode 9's original sonic concepts exploring the intersection of cybernetic culture, philosophy and forward dance music, in 2014 the label's remit takes in up-to-the-second Footwork from Chicago alongside the gulliest London Grime and hyper-coloured computer boogie from a far-flung but like-minded pool of producers. Arguably the most exciting pieces on this volume come from that virulent Chicago scene, most notably with the shocking polymetrics… Read more
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VARIOUS - Hyperdub 10.1, Hyperdub

Tuesday, 24 June

HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR - Mount A, Touch
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HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR

Mount A

Touch

Format_dot_cdCD // £5.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TONE41

The album that preceded last year's outstanding Without Sinking album, Mount A was originally billed under the Lost In Hildurness moniker and now gets a remastered reissue under Hildur Gudnadottir's real name. Despite the often expansive sound, all instruments are played by Hildur herself, including cello, viola, piano, vibraphone, zither and gamelan. Acting as a one-woman orchestra, this talented Icelandic musician and composer manages to craft something that's at once big and intimate. At the time of Mount A's initial release it would have been likely for Gudnadottir to be predominantly… Read more
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HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR - Mount A, Touch

Monday, 23 June

HOWARD STELZER & FRANS DE WAARD - Pink Pearl, BOCIAN RECORDS
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HOWARD STELZER & FRANS DE WAARD

Pink Pearl

BOCIAN RECORDS

Format_dot_cdCD // £7.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: BCPP

Two long-associated pals from the international noise underground chewed thru some 18 years worth of material to form 'Pink Pearl'. It breaks down to four parts of densely packed, heavyweight and richly textured noise ranging from prickly mechanical drone and feedback interference to perilous bass subduction zones and two extended pieces bristling with their combined energies and intense, pointed, yet abstract dialogues.
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Tuesday, 17 June

IMAGINARY SOFTWOODS - The Path of Spectrolite, Archives Interieures
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IMAGINARY SOFTWOODS

The Path of Spectrolite

Archives Interieures

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: AICD03

*CD reissue through Archives Interieures* On 'The Path Of Spectrolite' John Elliott's Imaginary Softwoods are in prime season, yielding the most luminescent and synthetically-modified harvest. The Emeralds alchemist has been carefully cultivating this sound with some gorgeous tape releases on Wagon and  Pizza Night, but this is only the second one deemed worthy of a vinyl cut, and that should speak volumes. The first side breaks down as four shorter pieces of intricately winding and invitingly pure synthesizer music which evolves with a natural, layered elegance. The other … Read more
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IMAGINARY SOFTWOODS - The Path of Spectrolite, Archives Interieures

Friday, 13 June

THE KVB - Out Of Body Mini LP, 'a' Records
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THE KVB

Out Of Body Mini LP

'a' Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £7.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: AUK111CD

"The KVB's new six track EP is the culmination of a week long recording session at Anton Newcombe's studio in Berlin last autumn. They recruited the help of Joe Dilworth (Stereolab) to contribute live drums to the recordings, this was the first time the band have worked outside of their own studio set up at their home in South London. 'Out Of Body' is a further exploration of the bands interest in phenomenology, bodily immersion and consciousness. Introspective lyrics are suspended in dream like melodies, further expanding upon the duo's hypnotic aesthetic which they explore both sonically and visually on the record..."
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THE KVB - Out Of Body Mini LP, 'a' Records

Thursday, 12 June

BEN FROST - A U R O R A, Mute
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BEN FROST

A U R O R A

Mute

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: CDSTUMM368

Lauded sonic alchemist Ben Frost keens into full view with the terrifying and awe-inspiring 'Aurora', his first full length solo album since 'By The Throat' (2009), and his debut for Mute. Clearly a gifted producer - with a remarkable catalogue to prove it - Frost has, over the last decade or so, become increasingly sought-out for his sensitive yet calloused ear by numerous collaborators and like-minded artists such as Björk, Valgeir Sigurdsson, Lawrence English, and Tim Hecker. The latter three in particular are all close collaborators, sharing a focus on mining something affectively visceral an… Read more
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BEN FROST - A U R O R A, Mute

Tuesday, 10 June

VHS HEAD - Persistence Of Vision, Skam Records
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VHS HEAD

Persistence Of Vision

Skam Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SKALD030

Blackpool's VHS Head returns to Skam with a new album of cut-up, ADD funk and horror atmospheres. Much like the first album, 'Trademark Ribbons Of Gold', VHS Head continues to fashion an archetype of hi-tech funk built on lo-fi samples liberally twocked from a seam of video nasty filth found in and around Blackpool. The results sound something like BoC and OPN beat up by Nicolas Collins after he lost on a phet-and-slush puppie-fuelled DDR session, spiralling a strobing stream of synaesthetically appealing sound/images with proper, Freestyle funk and disequilibrium.
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MAX RICHTER - Retrospective, DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON
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MAX RICHTER

Retrospective

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON

Format_dot_cd4CD Deluxe Box Set // £40.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 4793065

**Deluxe 4CD box set including "The Blue Notebooks", Songs From Before", "24 Postcards In Full Colour" and "Infra", as well as 6 previously unreleased bonus tracks and an essay by Paul Morley - all housed in a deluxe, limited edition box*
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