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DEEPCHORD - 13/14/16 (Remastered), Echospace
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DEEPCHORD

13/14/16 (Remastered)

Echospace

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BASIC CHANNEL / DUB TECHNO

Cat. Number: ECHOSPACEARC-CD-3

Third edition of Echospace archival editions, a special edition series focused on the rare, historical works of Deepchord. The long out-of-print Deepchord catalog has since been remastered and is finally available again. The release includes photography by Rod Modell. It's been a lengthy and timely process restoring old analog tape, DAT and cassette recordings (some dating back to 1994) all of which have been carefully resurrected from the vault of Detroit's NSC Studio. The long out-of-print catalog has been remastered, mixed, and once again bounced down to tape to ensure the best possib… Read more
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DEEPCHORD - 07/08/09 (Remastered), Echospace
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DEEPCHORD

07/08/09 (Remastered)

Echospace

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

BASIC CHANNEL / DUB TECHNO

Cat. Number: ECHOSPACEARC-CD-1

First edition of Echospace archival editions, a special edition series focused on the rare, historical works of Deepchord. The long out-of-print Deepchord catalog has since been remastered and is finally available again. The release includes photography by Rod Modell. It's been a lengthy and timely process restoring old analog tape, DAT and cassette recordings (some dating back to 1994) all of which have been carefully resurrected from the vault of Detroit's NSC Studio. The long out-of-print catalog has been remastered, mixed, and once again bounced down to tape to ensure the best possib… Read more
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DEEPCHORD - 07/08/09 (Remastered), Echospace
DEEPCHORD - 10/11/12 (Remastered), Echospace
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DEEPCHORD

10/11/12 (Remastered)

Echospace

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

BASIC CHANNEL / DUB TECHNO

Cat. Number: ECHOSPACEARC-CD-2

Second edition of Echospace archival editions, a special edition series focused on the rare, historical works of Deepchord. The long out-of-print Deepchord catalog has since been remastered and is finally available again. The release includes photography by Rod Modell. It's been a lengthy and timely process restoring old analog tape, DAT and cassette recordings (some dating back to 1994) all of which have been carefully resurrected from the vault of Detroit's NSC Studio. The long out-of-print catalog has been remastered, mixed, and once again bounced down to tape to ensure the best possi… Read more
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DEEPCHORD - 10/11/12 (Remastered), Echospace
INTRUSION - The Seduction Of Silence (Remastered Edition), Echospace
*Remastered double edition of Intrusion's classic The Seduction Of Silence* Coming across more like Rhythm & Sound, as opposed to the to M-Series or BC references more commonly associated with the Deepchord axis. Referencing the Caribbean on 'Montego Bay' the padded, heady structure of the music infuses the massive sense of space with a warm and breezy pulse that sets this music apart from so much of the rubber-coated preset teasing that passes for dub techno these days. Paul St. Hilaire, meanwhile, adds a typically righteous vocal presence alongside luxurious Fen… Read more
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INTRUSION - The Seduction Of Silence (Remastered Edition), Echospace
VESSEL - Punish, Honey, Tri Angle Records
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VESSEL

Punish, Honey

Tri Angle Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TRIANGLE27CD

One of Bristol's most interesting artists returns with an ace, oddly organic 2nd album for Tri Angle. 'Punish Honey' cements Vessel's unique position in modern electronica, not least as the first artist bestowed the honour of a 2nd full length on Tri Angle, but also due to his kink for a queered, oxidised alloy of organic and electronic tone, texture and timbre. In it, he uses electro-acoustic/concrète techniques and process to embody a unique voice and character, rather than towards any academic purposes. Employing sheet metal as percussion and sawn-off bicycles as flutes, he arrives at a roiling… Read more
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PINKCOURTESYPHONE - Description Of Problem, Line
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PINKCOURTESYPHONE

Description Of Problem

Line

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: LINE_SEG03

In the sublime darkness of 'Description Of Problem', Pinkcourtesyphone rouses itself from whatever reverie with the help of cameos from William Basinski, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Evelina Domnitch, AGF and Kid Congo Powers. Again, we're returned to that noirish, narcotised ambient space which made 'Foley Folly Folio' a staunch fave around these parts (prompting a vinyl release on our Boomkat Editions label), and which deeply infected the proceeding collections, 'Elegant & Detached', and 'A Ravishment Of Mirror'. According to the jacket, it was "formed from places, plastics, and parti… Read more
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APHEX TWIN - Syro, Warp Records

APHEX TWIN

Syro

Warp Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: WARPCD247

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SCOTT WALKER + SUNN O))) - Soused , 4AD

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*Release date: 20th October* *CD Edition comes with a 16 page booklet* When Sunn O))) first approached Scott Walker about appearing on their 2009 album Monoliths & Dimensions, little did they know what it would actually lead to. Four years on, Scott was back with something even more enticing, collaborating on Soused, a body of work he was writing with them in mind. With a career spanning more than five decades, Scott Walker’s cult status remains as significant as ever before. Experiencing mega-stardom as part of The Walker Brothers before carving out a career as a solo crooner who released … Read more
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VARIOUS - Worth the Weight (Vol. 2: From the Edge), Punch Drunk Records
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VARIOUS

Worth the Weight (Vol. 2: From the Edge)

Punch Drunk Records

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: DRUNKCD006

Punch Drunk's 'Worth The Weight Vol.2: From The Edge' documents the 2nd wave of Bristolian bass mutations in the wake of dubstep's innovative eruption in the mid-late '00s. It does so thru the prism of Peverelist's ever-evolving yet rooted tastes, cannily reflective of - and influential upon - the contours of contemporary London and Berlin dancefloor trends. Yielding cuts from Kowton, Hodge, Tessela, Kahn, Andy Mac, Zhou, Bass Clef, Ekoplekz and Peverelist on CD for the first time, it covers a broad spectrum of styles within its niche, manifesting that Bristolian thing for… Read more
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BVDUB - A History Of Distance, N5MD
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BVDUB

A History Of Distance

N5MD

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MD231

Four expansive ambient epics from Brock Van Wey.
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DEAF CENTER - Recount, SONIC PIECES
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DEAF CENTER

Recount

SONIC PIECES

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: PATTERN001CD

**Limited CD in a gorgeous Die-cut sleeve and printed inner, includes free download dropped into your account on the release date - 29th August** Deaf Center dig out two extended, beautifully solemn movements to inaugurate Sonic Pieces' Pattern series. Recorded during sessions from 2008-2012, 'Recount' is a sublime entry documenting their ghostly actions before and after 'Owl Splinters' (2011), their last record for Type. Time is suspended in their eternally crepuscular headspace, affording solitude for nostalgic remembrance in an immersive, orchestral environment defined by slow swelling organs a… Read more
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FUNCTION & VATICAN SHADOW - Games Have Rules , HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS

FUNCTION & VATICAN SHADOW

Games Have Rules

HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HOS-425CD

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Function and Vatican Shadow have combined forces on ‘Games Have Rules’ for Hospital Productions, simultaneously stripping back each producer’s more prevalent production elements - the dancefloor-focused techno structures of Function; the experimental cassette-roots of Vatican Shadow - to create an album of dynamic electronic ambient music, equal parts rhythmic and atmospheric. As befitting what began life as an ‘emotional acid’ album best suited for an after-hours home listening experience, Games Have Rules was created in the early hours at New York’s Hospital Productions and … Read more
FUNCTION & VATICAN SHADOW - Games Have Rules , HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
CALL SUPER - Suzi Ecto, Houndstooth
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CALL SUPER

Suzi Ecto

Houndstooth

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: HTH029CD

One of Techno's slipperiest operators presents his debut album statement in the subtle but lush structures of 'Suzi Ecto' for Fabric/Rob Booth's Houndstooth. Over the last four years the London-based musician has garnered the respect of everyone from PAN's Bill Kouligas to Ben UFO and Objekt, exemplifying his artistic versatility and aptitude for transcending cerebral and club dimensions. With 'Suzi Ecto' he opens a lucidly gorgeous space between the 'floor and our imagination, sweeping us thru eleven concisely detailed prisms refracting classic IDM and exotic 4th world ambient thru minimal techn… Read more
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HAROLD BUDD - Jane 12-21, Darla
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HAROLD BUDD

Jane 12-21

Darla

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: DRL289

**Gorgeous solo piano works and subtle ambient scapes by a master of his art. Warmly recommended** "Jane 1-11 is at least among Harold's very best work and may be his all-time best. Start to finish, this is Harold at his most inspired and most tapped in to his unique gift. There is no other Harold Budd record on which he so strongly expresses his singular avant sensibility. --Mr. Darla. "It's simple. I broke out and broke back to my earlier days: A triangle of risk, improvisation and joy -- as I say, very simple. My rules to myself were: No plan, no notes, no ideas, no microphones; except for … Read more

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MORDANT MUSIC / SHACKLETON - Picking O'er The Bones, Mordant Music
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MORDANT MUSIC / SHACKLETON

Picking O'er The Bones

Mordant Music

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: MM030

We can barely contain ourselves over this compilation album from the eccentric bunch behind the Mordant and Skull Disco imprints. Over the past few years both labels have kept us highly entertained with their intertwined paths creating some of the weirdest and most brilliant music out there from a cast including Shackleton, Admiral Greyscale, Vindicatrix and artist Zeke Clough. You're all probably very aware of Shackleton's Arabesque bass movements by now, but only the sharpest of heads picked up on his debut 7" 'Stalker' released through Mordant Music in 2004 and includ… Read more
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ERIK K SKODVIN - Flame , SONIC PIECES
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ERIK K SKODVIN

Flame

SONIC PIECES

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SONICPIECES020

Sonic Pieces deliver Erik K Skodvin's dedication to nocturnal Americana on new album 'Flame'. One half of Deaf Center, and sometimes recording under the Svarte Greiner moniker, here Erik works under his own name and evokes a more personal connection with a suite of evocative composition stitching singed acoustic instruments to burnt drums, spectral vocals and gloaming, minimalist atmospheres capturing a tension that bristles throughout. The album brings a sort of resolution to the narrative arc began on Skodvin's previous album 'Flare', as though coming to the end of a long night with a quietly r… Read more

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BOARDS OF CANADA - Hi Scores, Skam Records

BOARDS OF CANADA

Hi Scores

Skam Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SKA008CD

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CD re-pressed for the first time in a decade...new edition has been re-recorded and re-mastered from the original DAT tapes, housed in a DigiPak sleeve with extra art. The original image on the back of the sleeve will now be in colour. There will be a spot varnish finish on the images & text alongside the usual Skam Braille sticker .
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JUDEE SILL - Heart Food, WATER

JUDEE SILL

Heart Food

WATER

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FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: WATER159CD

Judee Sill’s second and final (at that point) album was first issued in 1974. It's just as fantastic and wonderous as her debut album with a more traditionalist country feeling. Heavenly music with a darkened heart, deep blue country folk with vocals that make you want to cry. In places the music sounds like how you'd imagine 'Pet Sounds' might have if it was recorded in Nashville, the most Beach Boys flavoured track is 'The Vigilante'. Quite how Judee Sill's music has remained outside our orbit for so long is a mystery to us, as I previously stated it's akin to hearing Nick Drake or Joni Mitchell… Read more

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DREXCIYA - Neptune's Lair (Reissue), Tresor Records
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DREXCIYA

Neptune's Lair (Reissue)

Tresor Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.49

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: TRESOR129CD

Reissue of Drexciya's first album proper and a milestone for Detroit and electronic music in general. It was first released in 1999 and has since been hailed as one of the enigma's most crucial missives. Opinions will differ, but this CD version is arguably the definitive edition, containing 21 tracks to the LP's 13, and a discernibly lucid digital mastering compared with relatively smudged frequencies on the 2LP vinyl. To put it simply, and without overstatement: this is one of the finest electronic albums ever made.
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THE BUG - Angels & Devils, Ninja Tune
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THE BUG

Angels & Devils

Ninja Tune

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: ZENCD211

**Includes the singles as an instant download** Master-craftsman, Kevin Martin absolutely murders it with his fourth and finest LP as The Bug. A perennial pest at the outposts of dub, ragga, extreme noise and electronics, The Bug treats his periodic albums as dispatches from the brink, and 'Angels & Devils' is his most captivating of them all. Blessed with, and structured around sterling vocals from some of his favourite artists - Liz Harris (aka Grouper), Gonjasufi, Death Grips, Copeland, Flowdan, Manga, Miss Red, Warrior Queen - plus a collaboration with JK Flesh, it marks a pinnacle of not o… Read more
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CAMERA - Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide, Bureau B
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CAMERA

Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide

Bureau B

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: BB176

"The so called "Krautrock Guerilla" is back! After touring the world for two years the Berlin threesome CAMERA recorded twelve new songs: Motorik-driven, energetic stretches laced with psychedelic overtones rise up from keyboards, drums and guitars. Hypnotic beats. Shimmering elegance, forceful bursts of garage rock, a gentle flow, spherical flight. All on CAMERA's new album "Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide"."
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NADIM MISHLAWI - Works, ANNIHAYA
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NADIM MISHLAWI

Works

ANNIHAYA

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ENDTOT001

**Diverse, 3CD suite of sampledelic concrète and electronic composition from Lebanese musician and sound designer Nadim Mishlawi** "The box-set is comprised of three albums: 1. Dreams of the Primitives: The basic intention behind the music of this first album in the compilation was to create a unique sonic experience by fusing together diverse musical genres within the individual tracks. This first CD of the compilation is therefore a synthesis of various genres of music, combining elements of post-rock, classical, jazz, and electronics. The title of the album was inspired by the documentary Cave… Read more
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SHELLAC - Dude Incredible, Touch & Go
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SHELLAC

Dude Incredible

Touch & Go

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: TG404CD

**Ships Friday** Steve Albini revs up the Shellac mobile for their first album in seven years with 'Dude Incredible'. Albini mans guitar, Todd Trainer on drums, and Bob Weston plays bass. Their fifth LP was recorded sporadically over the past few years at Steve's esteemed Electrical Audio studios in Chicago and captures ten strapping examples of their classicist rock discipline rendered with immediate clarity and vitriol.
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ZAMMUTO - Anchor, Temporary Residence Ltd.
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ZAMMUTO

Anchor

Temporary Residence Ltd.

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: TRR227CD

*Second album from founding member and principal songwriter of acclaimed collage-pop duo the Books. Features guest vocals from Daniela Gesundheit of Snowblink* "Following the dissolution of his groundbreaking collage-pop duo, the Books, Zammuto rebounded with an eponymous debut album submerged in transitional anxiety and audio effects designed to intentionally obscure the very humanistic qualities that marked Nick Zammuto's best work in the Books. An enormous weight has been lifted from Nick Zammuto, and you can hear as much in the opening minutes of Anchor. The arrangements have more space, the songs … Read more
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LUSSURIA - Industriale Illuminato , HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
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LUSSURIA

Industriale Illuminato

HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HOS-420CD

*Incredible new album from one of the most intriguing artists on the Hospital Productions roster, mining the precious, uncomfortable space between early ‘80s Italian industrial music and the claustrophobia typified by Coil* Lussuria came to prominence with the release of three tapes as part of the ‘American Babylon’ series in 2012 which where eventually championed by the likes of Blackest Ever Black who listed them at the top of their 2012 year-end charts. Lussuria's opiated atmospheres bring together dark and brooding Industrial signatures with augmented and re-purposed fragments of s… Read more
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LOSCIL / FIELDHEAD - Fury & Hecla, Gizeh Records
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LOSCIL / FIELDHEAD

Fury & Hecla

Gizeh Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: GZH50CD

"Fury and Hecla is a meeting of worlds. Named after a near mid-point between the residences of artists Fieldhead and Loscil, it explores both the familiar and the foreign. Although not a collaboration in the strictest sense, sounds were shared by each artist allowing for a sort of aural infusion between the compositions. The results are a series of fragments and quotes that appear and reappear - sometimes in ghostly form - throughout each artist’s tracks. The serene ambient compositions of loscil come courtesy of Vancouver-based musician Scott Morgan. Taking his moniker from the “looping o… Read more
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LEE GAMBLE - Koch, PAN
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LEE GAMBLE

Koch

PAN

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: PAN59CD

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SUPERSILENT - 12, Rune Grammofon

SUPERSILENT

12

Rune Grammofon

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: RCD2162

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VARIOUS - Tinmine Soul Supply, Numero Group

VARIOUS

Tinmine Soul Supply

Numero Group

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DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: NBR005CD

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2562 - The New Today, WHEN IN DOUBT

2562

The New Today

WHEN IN DOUBT

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: DOUBT003

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*Dave Huismans returns with his first new 2562 material since 2012. Mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin* Under the 2562 codename, Dutchman Dave Huismans aka A Made Up Sound has been integral to deviant dancefloors since 2007. The otherworldly yet lifelike ‘The New Today’ is 2562’s fourth album and presents his first new material in this guise since 2012’s ‘Air Jordan’ EP, which was also self-released on his When In Doubt imprint. As with that last EP, ’The New Today’ was sketched out during a trip abroad - a six week stay in New York in late summer 2013 - and later arranged a… Read more
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MATOM - Love Mistakes, Planet E
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MATOM

Love Mistakes

Planet E

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: PLE653712

Matt Edwards (Radio Slave) meets best pal Thomas Gandey (Cagedbaby) to indulge in some abstract soundscaping as Matom for Planet E. 'Love Mistakes' was created at Berlin's legendary Hansa Studios as a sort of tribute to it's hallowed clients and productions - Bowie, Iggy Pop, Tangerine Dream, Brian Eno. "The entire essence of Matom’s Sounds is based around live takes and recorded snippets of conversations and ambiences from their tours, with no midi or samples so when they joined the line up for the Pyramids of Mars label showcase at Berghain’s Kantine it was a seamless transition from studio to s… Read more
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BOARDS OF CANADA - Twoism, Warp / Music 70

BOARDS OF CANADA

Twoism

Warp / Music 70

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: WARPCD70

*Now available again* Oh my, where to begin? It's unlikely that any of you will need any sort of introduction to this legendary lost album, or need telling about just how much money copies have been changing hands for on ebay, blah di blah di blah.. The short of it is, however, that this has long been our favourite Boards album, darker and stranger in tone to any of its counterparts and ludicrously evocative..breathtakingly so. Just listen to the lullaby space beats of 'Oirectine' or the detuned nostalgic childhood giggle of 'Twoism', or any of the blinding 8 tracks on offer, for that matter, an… Read more
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MUSIC AND MOVEMENT - This Is...., Newtown Records

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

This Is....

Newtown Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: CENTRE001CD

Straight outta Glasgow and with a flask of Red Kola in their back pockets, Music and Movement are a classic girl/boy duo; the lady being Lorna Lyon, whilst the bloke is ex-Teenage Fanclub keyboard player Finlay Macdonald. With the star-gazing fingerprints of his last band clear for all to see, 'This Is...' is no one trick pony, looking to Nico, Jesus and the Marychain and The Velvet Underground for inspiration. Carbonated throughout by a sun-blushed optimism, songs such as 'Caravan' and 'Little Doggies' combine precision-tooled pop melodies and Spector-drone production to conjure guitar pop t… Read more

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MORDANT MUSIC - Dead Air, Mordant Music

MORDANT MUSIC

Dead Air

Mordant Music

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MM013CD

Back in stock. As the listening habits of a generation move ever-closer to collections based on file-extensions, one possible weapon with which to retain the physical size of music consumption is by getting clever with your packaging - something Mordant Music seem to have done with considerable aplomb... Never the easiest thing to make indispensable, the Mordant Music crew have nonetheless played a blinder with this CD - housing it in a gatefold type sleeve that extends off in all directions with some lovely wall-paper style decoration inside to keep your eyes happy. Oh, and it's a funny shape… Read more
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FOURCOLOR - Letter Of Sounds, 12K

FOURCOLOR

Letter Of Sounds

12K

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: 12K1038

Back in stock! For his second solo release on 12k, Minamo's Keiichi Sugimoto seems to have embraced the works of his talented labelmates. At the centre of every track are stuttering folds of guitar bringing to mind Christopher Willits' work, while the delicate looping phrases and pit-er-pat of micro evoke Dan Abrams' Shuttle358 work (Sugimoto even namechecks Abrams' seminal 12k album, Frame, for the last track). Opener, '02' provides a great summary of the album as a whole: pristine elctroacoustic sound sculpting shaped into distinct melodic forms accompanied by a subtle rhythmic backbone. … Read more

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SAINT THOMAS - There's Only One Of Me, YESBOYICECREAM

SAINT THOMAS

There's Only One Of Me

YESBOYICECREAM

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: YBI04CD

Apparently Saint Thomas have been around for six years now, touring with the likes of Lambchop and Of Montreal and over time developing an addiction to alcohol and prescription medications. Yep, like Amy Winehouse, they tried to make him go to rehab, and apparently he did and put together this album at the same time. I suppose it's a good way to get rid of your demons, and this collection of surprisingly upbeat alt-country pop (think Bonnie Prince Billy crossed with Galaxie 500) is a testament to the man's willpower. Already released in Norway to great acclaim, we can finally hear th… Read more

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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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MORDANT MUSIC - Carrion Squared, Mordant Music

MORDANT MUSIC

Carrion Squared

Mordant Music

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MM015

Someone's being very good to us this week, and instead of merely one Mordant record, we get two and they're both incredible? Hmm... it's a week of double releases methinks, and not only is this very good indeed, but it's pretty far removed from the doom and gloom of its sister album 'The Tower'. Apparently made up of offcuts from a Boosey & Hawkes library music album which the duo of Baron Mordant and Admiral Greyscale were commissioned to produce, 'Carrion Square' is the perfect record for followers of the BBC Radiophonic workshop desperate for a fix. Forty tracks of synthesizer damage gu… Read more
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SCOTT WALKER - And Who Shall Go To The Ball? And What Shall Go To The Ball?, 4AD
*EXTREMELY LIMITED COPIES - NOT TO BE REISSUED!* Coming just a year after Scott Walker reaffirmed his genius with The Drift, this release must surely be considered as something of a surprise: last time around we had to wait a full decade between LPs. Perhaps inevitably, "And Who Shall Go To The Ball?" can't quite be categorized as an album as such, it instead documents a twenty-five minute cycle of works for the CandoCo. dance company, as commissioned by London's South Bank Centre. Upon being given the music, choreographer Rafael Bonachela set abou… Read more
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STEPHEN O'MALLEY & ATTILA CSIHAR - 6°F Skyquake, Editions Mego

STEPHEN O'MALLEY & ATTILA CSIHAR

6°F Skyquake

Editions Mego

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: DeMEGO 003

*500 COPIES ONLY FOR THE WORLD!* The third release in the eMego Demand series finds label boss Peter Rehberg calling upon his KTL cohort Stephen O'Malley for a contribution. The SunnO))) and Southern Lord head boy teamed up with Hungarian vocalist & lyricist Attila Csihar as part of a soundtrack to a gallery work by sculptor Banks Violette, producing the composition 6°Fskyquake, which in total runs to a whopping eight hours and thirty-five minutes, though you'll be relieved to hear that this disc only represents a portion of that duration (only just exceeding the half-hour ma… Read more
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STEPHEN O'MALLEY & ATTILA CSIHAR - 6°F Skyquake, Editions Mego
JANEK SCHAEFER - Extended Play (Triptych for the child survivors of war and conflict), Line
Back in stock! Janek Schaefer's illustrious career as a sound artist, turntablist and composer has seen various standout moments over the years, from his postal travelogue 7", Recorded Delivery, on the Hot Air imprint to his collaboration with Stephan Mathieu, Hidden Name. Extended Play ranks alongside Schaefer's very finest works, and one of his most overtly musical, in the traditional sense. Originally conceived as an installation, Extended Play consists of piano, violin and cello each playing a predetermined score, recorded separately… Read more
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JANEK SCHAEFER - Extended Play (Triptych for the child survivors of war and conflict), Line
MACHINEFABRIEK + STEPHEN VITIELLO - Box Music, 12K
Back in stock! Fewer and fewer CD-Rs seem to be coming our way from the Machinefabriek camp nowadays, but perhaps that's because Rutger Zuydervelt has taken his place among the ranks of the most established, household names of the microsound genre. Being published by 12k generally means you're in the club. If there is any one label at the top of the tree in terms of its profile and all-round creative accomplishment, 12k would be it, and so this new collaboration between Zuydervelt and the sound artist Stephen Vitiello might be seen as a handing over of the key to the executive… Read more
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MACHINEFABRIEK + STEPHEN VITIELLO - Box Music, 12K
OBERMAN KNOCKS - 13th Smallest, Aperture

OBERMAN KNOCKS

13th Smallest

Aperture

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: AP001CD

Exciting new prospects from Andrea Parker's newly minted Aperture imprint, dispensing its first CD release with Oberman Knocks '13th Smallest'. Born as a label for conceptual and experimental electronics, Aperture promises great things with this debut album of frozen soundscapes and post industrial textures from Oberman who has previously released on Static Caravan as Alkin Engineering. Moving stealthily into the kind of abstracted forms and stoic structures usually inhabited by Autechre or the Skam label, opener 'Bronic' is a creepy introduction to his world, with obtuse rhythm mechanics … Read more
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OBERMAN KNOCKS - 13th Smallest, Aperture
MIKA VAINIO - Black Telephone of Matter, Touch
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MIKA VAINIO

Black Telephone of Matter

Touch

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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
SMALL COLOR - In Light, 12K
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SMALL COLOR

In Light

12K

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: 12K1057

A couple of months back 12k gave us a preview of this album via the single release of 'Hikari No Hana'. The version of the song that appears on this album is a different mix, side-stepping the single release's skipping electronic beats in favour of more plainly articulated acoustic material. For the most part however, this Japanese duo thrive in an electrified soundworld, concocting such fluttering J-pop delights as 'Life', which combines filtered synths with worn-out drum machines for a muted, more organic feel than the kind of material Taylor Deupree released via his old Happy sub-label, or th… Read more
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SMALL COLOR - In Light, 12K
THESE NEW PURITANS - Hidden, Angular Recording Corporation

THESE NEW PURITANS

Hidden

Angular Recording Corporation

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: ARC065CD

Quite why the record-buying public failed to respond in a suitably favourable fashion to These New Puritans' debut album remains a mystery to just about everyone who heard it. Beat Pyramid was a thing of uncommon creative ambition and vaulting intelligence - though in hindsight, it probably wasn't the easiest record to throw yourself into. The follow-up, Hidden isn't exactly easy-going either, yet its considerable merits are hard to overlook. The single 'We Want War' set the scene brilliantly with a thunderous fusion of dancehall and avant-garde woodwind arrangements, all unified by an ap… Read more
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THESE NEW PURITANS - Hidden, Angular Recording Corporation
MURRALIN LANE - Our House Is On The Wall, 12K
Our House Is On The Wall is the debut release from Swedes Murralin Lane, a duo formed by David Wenngren and Yiva Wiklund. While regular followers of Wenngren's main project, Library Tapes, will no doubt be expecting some of his signature piano work, Our House Is On The Wall makes a clean break from that sound, instead framing Wiklund's vocal pieces within crumbling lo-fi tracts fashioned from distorted tones and drones. The vocals themselves take on a certain abstract beauty, often calling upon decay-fixated effects or ramshackle recording scenarios (e.g. directly into a mobile p… Read more
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MURRALIN LANE - Our House Is On The Wall, 12K
SEAWORTHY & MATT ROSNER - Two Lakes, 12K
A brilliant new collaboration from two of Australia's leading electroacoustic practitioners, Two Lakes finds Seaworthy's Cameron Webb joining forces with Matt Rösner for an album based upon the sounds of the coastal ecosystems of Lakes Meroo and Termeil in New South Wales. The duo set about collecting detailed location recordings of the various lakeside habitats and environments, capturing sound from forest regions, streams and beaches at different times of day. Hydrophones as well as more conventional mics were used to document the natural sonic activity, and the two musicians even fou… Read more
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SEAWORTHY & MATT ROSNER - Two Lakes, 12K