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LEYLAND KIRBY PRESENTS V/VM - The Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback), History Always Favours The Winners
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LEYLAND KIRBY PRESENTS V/VM

The Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback)

History Always Favours The Winners

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: HAFTW015CD

*James Leyland Kirby’s near-mythical ‘The Death Of Rave’ material finally given a proper release - original rave classics deconstructed into hazy, ambient flashbacks. Special Edition CD housed in reverse board digipak* Finally, after years of haranguing, Leyland Kirby finally yields 'A Partial Flashback' 8-track CD edition of his 204-track dancefloor elegy 'The Death Of Rave'. Conceived after a visit to Berghain in 2006 where, according to the artist "For me personally something had died… Rave and techno felt dead to me", the monumental and uncannily p… Read more
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THE ADVISORY CIRCLE - From Out Here, Ghost Box
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THE ADVISORY CIRCLE

From Out Here

Ghost Box

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: GBX021CD

The Advisory Circle return with a new album and a much darker sound with 'From Out Here', the enchanted follow-up to the pastoral ambience of 'As The Crow Flies'. Masquerading under this guise, Jon Brooks reveals what is quite possibly his strongest work to date; an 18 track suite drifting from brassy cosmic warning signals to ancient-futurist miniatures reminding of the fragile motifs in Actress' 'R.I.P.' album. The common theme is undoubtedly Brooks' exquisite sound design, uniting a series of individual themes that add up to what Ghost Box describe as "a Wyndham-esque science fict… Read more
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ANDY STOTT - Luxury Problems, Modern Love
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ANDY STOTT

Luxury Problems

Modern Love

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: LOVE079CD

*CD edition housed in an oversized 6-panel digifile, mastered by Matt Colton at Air Studios* Following on from a pair of Extended Players released in 2011 ("Passed Me By" / "We Stay Together") Andy Stott returns to Modern Love with 'Luxury Problems', an 8 track album of new material recorded over the last 12 months. Five of the tracks on the album feature the voice of Alison Skidmore, Andy's onetime Piano teacher whom he hadnt seen since he was a teenager back in 1996. There was no grand gesture in mind, it just sort of happened - but after almost a year of studio work the result is really q… Read more
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THE STRANGER - Watching Dead Empires in Decay, Modern Love
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THE STRANGER

Watching Dead Empires in Decay

Modern Love

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: Love088CD

*The Stranger is James Leyland Kirby, also known as The Caretaker. CD Housed in Deluxe 6-Panel Digifile* Polymath James Leyland Kirby must surely have one of the most confounding CV’s in the business: he spent years taking the piss out of the music industry with anthems rallying against the (VV)MCPS, he notoriously fell out with various well known record labels for reasons you’ll just have to google, goaded Aphex Twin with a series of ‘tributes’ and channelled his love of everything from Falco (Rock Me Amadeus), Chris De Burgh, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Stockport karaoke… Read more
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ANDY STOTT - Faith In Strangers, Modern Love
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ANDY STOTT

Faith In Strangers

Modern Love

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: LOVE098

*First CD pressing comes in a deluxe oversize 6-panel Digifile* Faith In Strangers’ was written and produced between January 2013 and June 2014, and was edited and sequenced in late July this year. Making use of on an array of instruments, field recordings, found sounds and vocal treatments, it’s a largely analogue variant of hi-tech production styles arcing from the dissonant to the sublime. The first two tracks recorded during these early sessions bookend the release, the opener ‘Time Away’ featuring Euphonium played by Kim Holly Thorpe and last track ‘Missing’ a contribution by Stott’… Read more
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DAPHNE ORAM - The Oram Tapes: Volume One (Deluxe 2CD Edition), Young Americans
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DAPHNE ORAM

The Oram Tapes: Volume One (Deluxe 2CD Edition)

Young Americans

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: YoungAm003CD

*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
SHINICHI ATOBE - Butterfly Effect, DDS
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SHINICHI ATOBE

Butterfly Effect

DDS

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: DDS010CD

*Full-length debut from the elusive Shinichi Atobe, known for an incredible 12” on Chain Reaction almost 15 years ago and never seen or heard from since. Audio mastered and cut by Matt Colton, Individually numbered CD edition housed in a hand stamped reverse-board mailer and including 4 bonus tracks not available on the vinyl edition* Shinichi Atobe has managed to stay off grid since he made an appearance on Basic Channel’s Chain Reaction imprint back in 2001. He delivered the second-to-last 12” on the label and then disappeared without a trace, leaving behind a solitary 12” that’s bee… Read more
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MOGWAI - Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1 EP, Rock Action Records
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MOGWAI

Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1 EP

Rock Action Records

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: ROCKACT89CD

**Includes download code** Further to their 'Rave Tapes' album, Mogwai curl off three cuts that didn't make it to the album, backed with three suitably sublime remixes from Blanck Mass, Pye Corner Audio, and Nils Frahm. Of the originals, 'HMP Shaun William Ryder' has a great title. It's also worth checking for Pye Corner Audio's 'slow, steady ascension to post rock/kosmiche glories in his remix of 'No Medicine For Regret'.
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VLADISLAV DELAY - Visa , Ripatti
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VLADISLAV DELAY

Visa

Ripatti

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: RIPATTI09

Following the frenetic, rhythmic experiments of the Ripatti 12” series, Vladislav Delay returns with his first ambient album in over a decade. ‘Visa’ is a thing of immense, absorbing beauty - harking back to his classic albums for Chain reaction and Mille Plateaux, extending 6 longform pieces over an hour of heady dub reductions. And in the fine tradition of some of the best albums, ‘Visa’ was borne out of serendipity - Ripatti was denied entry to the United States and was forced to cancel an entire tour. Suddenly left with unhindered time and a surplus of creative energy, he produced this materi… Read more
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DEMDIKE STARE - Symbiosis (2014 Edition), Modern Love
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DEMDIKE STARE

Symbiosis (2014 Edition)

Modern Love

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: LOVE059

*Demdike Stare's first album - available again for the first time in a few years* Demdike Stare is a long-in-the-making hookup between two shady characters operating at the fringes of Manchester's fragmented music scene: Miles Whittaker and Sean Canty. Miles has been a longtime affiliate of Modern Love as one half of Pendle Coven and under his own MLZ alias, while Canty is one of the city's most recognisable vinyl collectors, carrying an obsession with everything from obscure Nordic Doom records to Anatolyan funk albums, fuelled by his dayjob helping out at the Finders Keepers labe… Read more
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DEMDIKE STARE - Symbiosis (2014 Edition), Modern Love
DAVID SYLVIAN - There’s A Light That Enters Houses With No Other House In Sight, Samadhisound
*6 panel digipak showcasing photographic artwork by Nicholas Hughes and with art direction by David Sylvian* David Sylvian returns to his own Samadhi Sound label with this excellent new longform composition clocking in at just over an hour and featuring Christian Fennesz on Laptop and Guitar. In the fine tradition of his work over recent years, this is Sylvian at his most experimental, slowly building a tapestry of sound narrated by American Pulitzer Prize winning poet Franz Wright and augmented by Fennesz’ delicate touch, as well as Piano … 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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MORDANT MUSIC / SHACKLETON - Picking O'er The Bones, Mordant Music
FLUXION - Vibrant Forms (Reissue), Type Recordings
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FLUXION

Vibrant Forms (Reissue)

Type Recordings

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BASIC CHANNEL / DUB TECHNO

Cat. Number: Type117CD

**Reissue of this Chain reaction classic, remastered and cut by Matt Colton** Fluxion's 1999 album for Chain Reaction, 'Vibrant Forms' stands up as one of the label's finest, up there amongst the likes of Porter Ricks' 'Biokinetics' - also reissued by Type - and über-classics from Vainqueur, Vladislav Delay and Substance. It's a masterclass in fluid, groovewise techno reduction and atmospheric rendering which sounds as fresh and alien today as it did 15 years ago. This reissue collects both the 12" and 2x12" released by Chain reaction, plus two bonus tracks, adding up to a beautifully coh… Read more
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VARIOUS - Next Life, Hyperdub
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VARIOUS

Next Life

Hyperdub

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JUNGLE / FOOTWORK

Cat. Number: HDBCD029

Hyperdub and Chicago's Teklife powerhouse join forces in tribute to fallen footwork pioneer DJ Rashad with the 20 track 'Next Life' compilation. 'Next Life' provides the broadest, most crucial overview of Chicago's febrile, fertile footwork scene you'll likely hear in 2014, running bullets from brand new producers such as DJ Phil, DJ Tre, Boylan, and Sirr Two along with bombs from elders like DJ Spinn, RP Boo, Traxman, and of course DJ Rashad, plus a handful of aces from the scene's non-Chicago cousins. Pushed to pick instant favourites, we'd draw for the mellow pressure of Traxman's 'Sit Ya Self Do… Read more
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PIXIES - Doolittle 25 (25th Anniversary Edition), 4AD
*Deluxe 3CD / 50-track package that brings together for the first time the album’s B sides, Peel Sessions and demos from the time, along with the original album. Nearly half of the tracks on this version are being officially released for the first time* "‘Doolittle’, the second studio album from Pixies - Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal and David Loverng - was to prove a pivotal moment for both band and the wider scene. Produced by Gil Norton and recorded between two studios (Downtown Recorders in Boston MA and Carriage House Studios in Stamford CT) in late-1988, ‘Do… Read more
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LEWIS - Romantic Times, Light In The Attic
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LEWIS

Romantic Times

Light In The Attic

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: LITA123

*The long lost second album from the enigmatic Lewis Baloue, first time available on CD and newly re-mastered* It’s taken a while for copies of this to filter through since Light In The Attic finally managed to track down the enigmatic producer, but boy what a treat ‘Romantic Times’ is. Even harder to categorise than ‘L’Amour’, this mythical second album (well, no one really knew of its existence until a couple of months back) is a total anomaly - a highly personal, eccentric album that oozes a singular musical vision. It’s true that Lewis’ croning has an almost comic effect to it - overly emotio… Read more
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JON HASSELL & BRIAN ENO - Fourth World Vol 1: Possible Musics, GLITTERBEAT
One of the most important ambient releases of all time, Jon Hassell and Brian Eno's 'Fourth World Vol.1 - Possible Musics' deservedly receives the prime reissue treatment for the benefit of a new generation. Originally issued in 1980 ℅ Editions EG, it converges the paths of two musical pioneers who were mutually searching for ways to consolidate world musics with the possibilities of tape, electronics and jazz-wise improvisation. Across five sweetly concise pieces and the 21-minute dreamscape of 'Charm (Over "Burundi Cloud")' Hassell expresses gorgeous, conside… Read more

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THEO PARRISH - American Intelligence, Sound Signature

THEO PARRISH

American Intelligence

Sound Signature

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SSCD07

Deep house savant and pioneer Theo Parrish serves one of 2014's most eagerly awaited, not to mention controversial, LPs with 'American Intelligence'. Featuring more tracks than the vinyl, 15 cuts as opposed to 9, you definitely get more Parrish to the pound here, but scandals about pricing aside, we really shouldn't be focussing on the bloody price tag. As expected, it's a sterling session, unfurling inimitable (no matter how much everyone tries) grooves tangling signature drum calculations and lissom keys with sinuous synth flesh. It includes previous single 'Footwork', plus big hi… Read more
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MURCOF & ERIK TRUFFAZ - Being Human Being, Mundo Recordings
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MURCOF & ERIK TRUFFAZ

Being Human Being

Mundo Recordings

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: MUNDO3CD

*Murcof returns with a new collaboration with Erik Truffaz, with a special artwork by Enki Bilal* Swiss trumpeter Erik Truffaz has worked with Mexican born sound artist Murcof (originally Fernando Corona) since 2006 when they worked as a trio with Talvin Singh. That fruitful relationship brought together Truffaz’s investment in modern jazz (he has been that archetypal thing, a Blue Note artist), a sharp ear for the new discoveries of contemporary composers like Giya Kancheli and others in the eclectic world of new music, and developed a creative conversation with the world of noi… Read more
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MURCOF & ERIK TRUFFAZ - Being Human Being, Mundo Recordings
STEVE RODEN & STEPHEN VITIELLO - The Spaces Contained in Each, ROOM 40
Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello are sound artists working at the nexus of sculpture and acoustics. It’s a shared horizon of listening that is at the core of 'The Spaces Contained In Each'. This collaboration sounds out new pathways into fields of sound well explored by each of these artists. It marks an accumulation of their works, both individually and as collaborators. Steve Roden is a visual and sound artist from Los Angeles, living in Pasadena. His work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, film/video, sound installation, text and performance. Stephen V… Read more
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STEVE RODEN & STEPHEN VITIELLO - The Spaces Contained in Each, ROOM 40
POPULATION ONE - Theater Of A Confused Mind, Rush Hour
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POPULATION ONE

Theater Of A Confused Mind

Rush Hour

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: RHM013CD

Stellar 2nd album of Detroit techno sci-fi from Terrence Dixon's Population One avatar. Arriving a mere 20 years since his Population One debut, 'Unknown Black Shapes' - whose 1995 follow-up EP, 'Hippnotic Culture' coincidentally inspired Rush Hour's moniker - we're made privy to Dixon's most intimate, noirish portrayal of a 313 psyche in eight tracks traversing hi-tech jazz and cryptic electro along mesmerising minimalist patterns. It's a proper Afro-futurist document, taking flight from desolate 313 interzones with the introspective opener 'Out Of Control'. propelled via th… Read more
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OBJEKT - Flatland, PAN
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OBJEKT

Flatland

PAN

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: PAN60CD

**CD housed in reverse-board packaging, mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy. Photography by Joe Dilworth and artwork by Bill Kouligas & Kathryn Politis** Widely championed techno/electronica producer Objekt deposits his detailed and complex debut album on PAN. Since 2011 at least, the Berlin resident known as TJ Hertz has been a vital cog in the European techno machine, self-releasing some of this decade's most vaunted white labels, plus 12"s with Hessle Audio and Leisure System - including this year's great split with Dopplereffekt - beside his role as software engineer for Native Instruments.… Read more
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AKOS ROZMANN - 12 Stations / Tolv Stationer (1978-2001), Ideologic Organ
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AKOS ROZMANN

12 Stations / Tolv Stationer (1978-2001)

Ideologic Organ

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SOMA021

*Epic 7 CD box set packaged in a hardcover slipcase with a pull ribbon, 20 page booklet and more* In 2012 Ideologic Organ released the 2LP set '12 Stationer VI' featuring the last part of a large scale work by the Hungarian-Swedish composer Ákos Rózmann. They now present the complete version of Rózmann's epic masterpiece presented for the first time in its entirety as a deluxe 7CD set. Ákos Rózmann (1939-2005) was born in Budapest where he studied organ and composition at the Liszt Academy. From 1971 to 1974 he studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stoc… Read more
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LOSCIL - Sea Island, Kranky
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LOSCIL

Sea Island

Kranky

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: KRANK191

With the beautifully introspective 'Sea Island' Loscil taps back into that vein of Kranky ambient loveliness he's owned for more than a decade since his 'Triple Point' (2001) classic. Shaping a misty bridge between dub techno and ambient music proper, his music has long stood out from the crowd for his ability to effortlessly sidestep cliche in a genre swamped by folk happy to infinitely regurgitate the same patterns and pads. And 'Sea Island' shows no sign of that considered approach abating. It makes a marked step towards letting that dub techno bridge evaporate into the background as he adopts a … Read more
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ROBERT HOOD - M-Print : 20 Years Of M-Plant Music, M-Plant

ROBERT HOOD

M-Print : 20 Years Of M-Plant Music

M-Plant

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MPM25CD

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MR. MITCH - Parallel Memories, Planet Mu
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MR. MITCH

Parallel Memories

Planet Mu

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: ZIQ355CD

Mr. Mitch chimes into the current grime dialogue with the chrome-dripping instrumentals of his brilliant debut LP 'Parallel Memories'. Ever since appearing on Butterz' 'Quality Street' 12" in 2010, the S.E. London-based producer and grime se'er has been a crucial figure on the scene's most curious front, stealthily moving the game with a series of releases on his own Gobstopper label and cooperations with Slackk, Logos and Oil Gang at the keenly influential Boxed club nights. With 'Parallel Memories' he projects a uniquely defined vision of instrumental grime influenced by a vivid imaginati… Read more
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DAVID SHEA - Rituals, ROOM 40
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DAVID SHEA

Rituals

ROOM 40

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: RM461

*Features collaborations with Oren Ambarchi, Lawrence English, Joe Talia, and more* John Zorn collaborator David Shea returns with a new edition of outer-wave electro-acoustic deconstructions. Recorded over the last five years; combining ensembles of acoustic and electronic instruments, samples, and field recordings made in Australia and composed during David's time living in Melbourne. The recordings were Influenced by ceremonial rituals as well as internal and personal ones and pieces, which have combined the oldest and newest technologies.
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DJ SPRINKLES - Midtown 120 Blues (Special Edition), Comatonse Recordings
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DJ SPRINKLES

Midtown 120 Blues (Special Edition)

Comatonse Recordings

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: C.022

*Reissue of DJ Sprinkles' classic Midtown 120 Blues, self-released by Terre Thaemlitz through his own Comatonse imprint in archival vinyl pouch with double-sided insert card (100mm x 100mm), phonograph style anti-static inner sleeve, and 4x4 panel poster insert printed on newsprint (472mm x 472mm) - hand assembled by Terre herself* Bringing deep house back into contact with its club culture roots, Terre Thaemlitz has created one of the most essential house albums of the last few years with 'Midtown 120 Blues'. Terre was originally working as a DJ under her Sprinkles ali… Read more
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OREN AMBARCHI - Quixotism, Editions Mego
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OREN AMBARCHI

Quixotism

Editions Mego

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: eMEGO202CD

Oren Ambarchi caps a vintage and truly prolific year of releases with the pulsing, searching, 5-part narrative of 'Quixotism'. Underpinned by the pulsing truth of Thomas Brinkmann's computable drums, the session unfolds with a preternaturally hypnotic logic, consolidating a wealth of contributions from the likes of regular collaborators Jim O'Rourke (synth), Crys Cole (contact mics, brushes), Eyvind Kang (bowed gender & violas) and John Tilbury (piano) with new input from U-zhaan (tabla) and the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, plus co-production and engineering by Randall Dunn at Avast, Seattle.… Read more
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HAILU MERGIA & THE WALIAS - Tche Belew, AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
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HAILU MERGIA & THE WALIAS

Tche Belew

AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA

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WORLD

Cat. Number: ATFA012CD

Eagerly anticipated reissue of an Ethio jazz-and-funk cornerstone from keyboard whizz Hailu Mergia on Awesome Tapes From Africa. Unlike the last time, when we heard him solo on 'Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument', here on the highly sought-after 'Tche Belew', he's backed by The Walias, one of Ethiopia's crack units, who're perhaps best known for collaborating with Mulatu Astatke and backing for star Éthiopiques singer, Ahmed Mahmoud. The legendary Astatke also appears on this one, but Hailu is arguably the star of the show, sitting front and centre with silky smooth organ chop… Read more
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BURIAL HEX - The Hierophant, Handmade Birds
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BURIAL HEX

The Hierophant

Handmade Birds

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: HB068

Clay Ruby lays Burial Hex to rest with his amazing final record in this guise, 'The Hierophant'. Extant since 2007, Burial Hex has consistently revitalised and morphed black metal and gothic sounds over the course of countless tapes, CDrs and vinyl releases up to now, notably including an acclaimed split with Zola Jesus for Aurora Borealis, and the 'In Psychic Defense' for Sound of Cobra which still receives heavy rotation in our office to this day. Thanks to a rare appreciation of technoid rhythms and ambient electronics, Burial Hex's records have long stood out from the often blinkered and… Read more
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VARIOUS - Slowly Exploding: 10 Years Of Perc Trax 2004-2014, Perc Trax
**Compilation album celebrating 10 years of Perc Trax, with a bonus hour-long mix by Perc** Steadfast UK techno label Perc Trax presents eleven exclusive killers from Kareem, Happa, Drvg Cvltvre, FSG, Perc, Truss and more to celebrate their tenth anniversary. Accompanied by a 64 minute mix from the label's top boy, Ali Wells aka Perc, the session shifts with incandescent energy from the moody, mittel European acid slug of Drvg Cvltvre's '(I Don't Want To Die In) James Franco's House' thru the stoic stare-down of Kareem's 'Just When You Thought It was Over' vi… Read more
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VARIOUS - Slowly Exploding: 10 Years Of Perc Trax 2004-2014, Perc Trax
GRAVENHURST - Flashlight Seasons / Black Holes In The Sand / Offerings (Special Edition), Warp Records
*Two early Gravenhurst albums and a companion collection of unreleased recordings from the period, anthologised to celebrate 10 years of Gravenhurst being on Warp* "The first disc contains ‘Flashlight Seasons’, their first album for Warp in 2004. It quickly earned Gravenhurst a devoted fanbase, consistently strong support from the music press and cemented Nick Talbot’s reputation as a unique talent and one of the most original British singer-songwriters and producers of his generation. The second disc contains ‘Black Holes In The Sand’,… Read more
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GRAVENHURST - Flashlight Seasons / Black Holes In The Sand / Offerings (Special Edition), Warp Records
UENO - Variations Of Weeds, ROOM 40
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UENO

Variations Of Weeds

ROOM 40

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: RM456

New solo edition from long time Room40 associate Ueno Takashi, also known as a member of Tenniscoats. Ueno’s work, both solo and with groups, spans an eclectic range of musical interests and styles. On "Variations Of Weeds" Ueno charts out a series of harmonic and timbral micro-universes for guitar.
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LINO CAPRA VACCINA - Antico Adagio / Frammenti Da Antico Adagio, DIE SCHACHTEL
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ASHLEY PAUL - Heat Source, Important Records

ASHLEY PAUL

Heat Source

Important Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: IMPREC413CD

"Ashley Paul's Heat Source was recorded during a challenging year of transience between New York and London. During this year of impermanence Paul performed regularly and the effects of frequent performance and traveling can be heard in the intentionally pared back emptiness of Heat Source. making it an emotionally challenging and fascinatingly personal listening experience. Heat Source finds Ashley Paul working using her brilliant ears to find a zen like balance between her voice and a sparse arrangement of staccato instrumentation leaving as much open space on one song as most people would c… Read more
ASHLEY PAUL - Heat Source, Important Records
BOARDS OF CANADA - Hi Scores (Remastered / Repackaged Reissue), Skam Records
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BOARDS OF CANADA

Hi Scores (Remastered / Repackaged Reissue)

Skam Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £6.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SKA008CD

*CD re-pressed for the first time in a decade...new edition has been re-mastered from the original DAT tapes and is now in a Digipak sleeve (as opposed to the original card slipcase) with a back image printed in colour with a spot varnish finish on the images & text alongside the usual Skam Braille sticker* This 35 minute EP from BoC is arguably their most complete outing, having landed a couple of years before their still unbeatable ‘Music Has The Right…’ album and including some of their best material bar none - the brooding Detroit inversion ‘See Ya Later’, th… Read more
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MORDANT MUSIC - Carrion Squared, Mordant Music

MORDANT MUSIC

Carrion Squared

Mordant Music

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

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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DISTANCE - Dubstep Allstars Vol. 8, Tempa

DISTANCE

Dubstep Allstars Vol. 8

Tempa

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: TEMPACD018

OG Dubstep player, Distance drops the eighth edition of the scene's most definitive mix series. There are few in this arena with more bassbin credentials than Greg Sanders. Since earliest productions dropped on Lix Corruptions and Hotflush, he's been an integral architect of the halfstep sound, leading to releases on almost every Bass label under the sun including his own Chestplate institution. For this 25-track mix he drops no less than 12 of his own tracks, be it solo, as Deleted Scenes with Pinch, or remixing the likes of Tunnidge or Above & Beyond. They're complemented by a ruck of… Read more
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APHEX TWIN - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (2011 Reissue), R&S Records
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APHEX TWIN

Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (2011 Reissue)

R&S Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: AMB9322CD

My oh my...this doesn't really need any introduction at all now does it? Well, what we have here is a new remastered edition of one of the most influential electronic albums of all time, and surely STILL the most instantly recognisable and affecting album from Richard D James. Truly marvelous, put a smile on your face and give this album another whirl...

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APHEX TWIN - Classics, R&S Records
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APHEX TWIN

Classics

R&S Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: RS95035CD

**Classic album re-packaged in a Jewel Case** Possibly the most coveted and anticipated installment in the seemingly relentless R&S reissue programme, this killer collection was originally released back in 1995 and brings together R.D.James' most sought after material for the label and some insane obscurities - making this an utterly essential package. Have a look at the tracklisting :Digeridoo, Flaphead, Phloam, Isopropanol, Polynomial-C, Tamphex (Hedphuq Mix), Phlange Phace, Dodeccaheedron, Analogue Bubblebath 1, Metapharstic, Mescalinum United, We Have Arrived (Aphex Twin QQT Mix), Mescalinum U… Read more

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JOHN WIESE - Seven Of Wands, PAN
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JOHN WIESE

Seven Of Wands

PAN

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: PAN22

We always know that PAN is going to treat us to something special, but seeing them team up with California noise veteran John Wiese is like having yer birthday and Christmas combined. He's popped up on the label before (with Evan Parker in tow) but 'Seven of Wands' is his first substantial work for PAN as a solo performer, and those of us familiar with his canon know that solo is really where Wiese brings the noise. That's not to say he hasn't enlisted some of his friends to help out; Angus Andrew and Julian Gross of Liars pop up to add voices, field recordings and percussion, and both add an… Read more
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ANDY STOTT - Passed Me By / We Stay Together (2014 Edition), Modern Love
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*Finally Available Again - repress in a double Jewel Case* Andy Stott entered a compelling new phase of evolution on 'Passed Me By', inverting the energy of his Juke and Technoid hardcore excursions into something more brooding and subtly visceral. Folding in a wider palette of influences from Kassem Mosse to Arthur Russell, to Actress and James Ferraro, 'New Ground' opens the set proper and we're dominated by bone crushing bass weight, pinned under relentless waves of subbass whilst shards of hypnagogic exhalations struggle for air in his autoerotic pressure syst… Read more
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MICA LEVI (MICACHU) - Under The Skin OST, Warners
Mica Levi ov Micachu and The Shapes presents an outstanding original soundtrack for Jonathan Glazer's acclaimed alien stalker-in-Glasgow flick, 'Under The Skin'. Abstract in the extreme, especially for such a relatively mainstream production starring a major Hollywood actress (Scarlett Johansson), Mica Levi's soundtrack really impresses with an uncompromising orchestration of tense, discordant strings, muffled percussions and frozen drones coming off like a feverishly dreamt collaboration between Lynch, Hermann, Nate Young and Demdike Stare. With a 15-piece orchestra at her disposa… Read more
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BEN FROST - A U R O R A, Mute
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BEN FROST

A U R O R A

Mute

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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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CARIBOU - Our Love (Album), City Slang
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CARIBOU

Our Love (Album)

City Slang

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Cat. Number: SLANG50070

Dan Snaith indulges his most sensitive indie-disco-pop side with 'Our Love', his sixth solo album as Caribou. Hingeing on the slippery ohrwurm of the title track's electro-disco-tech romp, the rest of the album features Jessy Lanza in the technoid R&B flux of 'Second Chance', plus Owen Pallett's violin and viola in the moody slo-mo slug, 'Silver', that title track, and the dusty radiophonic disco-tech of 'Your Love Will Set You Free'.
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BERNARD SZAJNER - Z (aka Bernard Szajner) presents Visions of Dune, InFiné
**Reissue edition remastered by Rashad at Clunk, with download code for bonus, unreleased material** Infiné surpass themselves with this prime reissue of a sought-after late '70s synth masterpiece by French laser-harp pioneer, Bernard Szajner. 'Visions Of Dune' (1979) is Szajner's concept album influenced by Frank Herbert's cult sci-fi trilogy of 'Dune' books (it's *not* the OST for David Lynch's film adaptation). Taking cues from the trilogy's tangled web of epic power struggles, otherworldly witchcraft and dystopian sci-fi themes, it's every bit as dram… Read more
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DAEDELUS - The Light Brigade, Brainfeeder
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DAEDELUS

The Light Brigade

Brainfeeder

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: BFCD048

**Includes the track Onward as an instant download** "Like his mythological namesake, Daedelus – otherwise known as Alfred Darlington – is an inventor, a creator of sonic labyrinths combining sounds from an eclectic palette into an innovative genre all his own. With The Light Brigade, Daedelus returns to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder, a fitting home for the Los Angeles electronic pioneer. A successor to his 2009 Righteous Fists of Harmony (an EP inspired by the Boxer Rebellion), The Light Brigade recalls the Crimean war of 1853-56. The music was written and recorded before the recent troubles … Read more
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