**Limited to 300 copies** Stephen Hitchell (Deepchord/Echospace) coaxes out an hour long trip into the dub mist of his machines. Prepare the floatation tank…!
**Limited to 300 copies** An hour long recording made exclusively for Movement Festival, Detroit, 2015, by the Echospace/Deepchord co-pilot Stephen Hitchell. Prepare the floatation tank...!
*Edition of 300 copies* "A 33-minute epic piece touching upon the original that shifts our sails into uncharted waters. In this new CD edition, new found sounds have allowed us to paint an entirely new picture: tempo sped up to enlighten the sensation of floating to fresh air. Synopsis: zones are where we discover. In the deep, we revisit the places we have been in order to uncover where we are for what is now."
Pinch us; it's real! Audika finally unleash a vintage-fresh stash of tunes from Arthur Russell's archive, marking one of the most substantial, posthumous dispatches of his unreleased material to date. At this point, Arthur should need little introduction - he's arguably among thee most important, yet neglected, American composer/song-writers of the 20th century - so we'll skip the skooling and run to the music. There are nine songs, of which five are actually alternate and previously unheard versions of much-loved classics, while the other four are completely unheard, and also plucked from his not… Read more
"One of the most influential composers of his generation, Max Richter graduated from the Royal Academy Of Music and his work encompasses concert music,operas, ballet, film, theatre and TV scores. Previous scores include Waltz With Bashir, Sarah's Key, The Lunchbox and Testament Of Youth..."
Portland's Liz Harris (Grouper), Scott Simmons and Jed Bindeman (Eternal Tapestry) clear the pop air with a brace of raw, blown-out fuzz-pop paeans under the Helen mantle. After debuting the Helen sound with a 7" on Yellow Electric in 2013, they rustle up an eleven track album nodding as much to early Creation Records as much as Flying Nun's '80s Kiwi distorto-pop thistles and reverb-drenched '60s garage. As you might expect from any project fronted by Liz Harris, it's an emotionally wrought and cathartic sound but, unlike almost anything else she's involved with, it's got a more direct pep a… Read more
Fresh from celebrating their 30th anniversary together, Yo La Tengo release their new album. "The trio of Ira Kaplan (acoustic guitar), Georgia Hubley (drums) and James McNew (upright bass) now return as a quartet, reuniting with former member Dave Schramm on electric guitar as they revisit the original concept of their beloved Fakebook (a mix of cover songs, “covers” of Yo La Tengo songs, and brand new originals) on its 25th anniversary." Features covers of The Cure, Thye Parliaments, Hank Williams, The Lovinb' Spoonful...
*Laura Cannell returns with a beautiful suite recorded with deconstructed bow and of double recorder* "Front and Follow present Beneath Swooping Talons, Laura Cannell’s follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut album Quick Sparrows Over the Black Earth. With deconstructed bow and the extraordinary sound of double recorder, Beneath Swooping Talons has grown out of unearthed fragments that became improvised pieces, then immediately recorded in single takes. Tapping the potent rural landscape and long-dormant musical modes, this album encompasses both wild animal calls and long fo… Read more
Since his 'Aerial' LP ended up at the top of many end-of-year lists for 2008, Dave Huismans aka 2562 has been busy beavering away in the studio, conducting vital rhythmic experiments. The results can be found on 'Unbalance', certainly a contender for one of the best 'step albums of the year and another fine example of the colourful contours and rhythmic shifts occurring in the world of post-garage, dubstep and technofied house. As recent single 'Love In Outer Space' proved, he's allowed a spurt of synthetic colour to enter his sparse dub productions, just check the wandering off-track keys of 'Like A Dr… Read more
**Nils Frahm presents the truest representation of his feted piano performances with this gorgeous treatment of over two years worth of live performance, recorded on all sorts of devices and then carefully assembled in his Durton Studio and referred to by Frahm as "a collage of field recordings rather than a live album." Presented in die-cut slipcase with liner notes** "Berlin-based contemporary composer Nils Frahm has built a steady reputation for his intimate, poignant piano recordings, yet they so far only showed a fragment of what to expect from a Nils Frahm concert. Frahm’s heart lies in improvi… Read more
**Includes postcard of the album artwork** "Minecraft Volume Alpha, the first instalment of a two-part OST, is the work of German composer and musician Daniel Rosenfeld. Using C418 as his moniker, Rosenfeld crafted the sweeping soundtrack and vibrant sound design which helped breathe life into Minecraft's voxel-based universe. Fans and critics were universally enamored with his beatless, nuanced electronic pieces upon release. Popular gaming site Kotaku named it among The Best Game Music of 2011, calling the music "remarkably soothing," and The Guardian has compared Rosenfeld's delicate pi… Read more
"We live in dangerous times. We are blinded by control vectors that separate us from reality. And The Black Dog returns with a viral antidote: an album of de-programming material which they’ve called Nether/Neither. This record continues the work they started with Further Vexations and Radio Scarecrow. Burroughs was right: we are now living in a world that is nothing short of a total information war. We are neither one thing nor another, endlessly on the fence in the face of an onslaught of disinformation. Non-linear hypermedia systems are openly used to control us, their operation being… Read more
Planet Mu celebrates two decades in the game with a 32-track, 2CD run-down of highlights, both classic and new. The scope of the tracklist - ranging from Kuedo's cinematic synth vision to Shitmat's junglist rush via DJ Nate's early footwork prototype and Silk Road Assassins' emosh grime - is testament to the consistently coherent vision of the label's helmsman, Mike Paradinas, and his ability to draw lines between the early '90s techno revolution where he started, and the proliferating, mercurial world of modern electronica. Even if you're a long time fan and think you know it all, t… Read more
**Massive-sounding homage to late '80s stadium pop and shoegaze romance** "Time and changes distance Tamaryn’s Cranekiss from her earlier efforts, and for that matter, from everyone else’s. Time, by way of the long period spent crafting this material, both on her own and with Weekend’s Shaun Durkan, who with producer Jorge Elbrecht (Violens, Lansing-Dreiden), make up the creative team behind Cranekiss. Changes, by relocating across the country from San Francisco to New York City, by expanding the approach taken on her two previous albums (2010’s The Waves and 2012’s Tender New Signs), by making musi… Read more
Can it really be almost 15 years since Hood released the brilliant ‘Cold House’? An album we were properly obsessed with for years, it marked the creative and commercial pinnacle for a band that perfectly brought together a love of brooding post-rock and bass-heavy electronic production, anchored by the exceptional songwriting and arranging skills of brothers Richard and Chris Adams. Hood haven’t released any new music for a decade, but both brothers have been musically active with a number of different projects, and Richard now returns with his latest work as The Declining Wi… Read more
**Entrancing abstractions of traditional and popular Arab musics by the producer/engineer behind Matana Roberts' incredible Coin Coin volumes** "Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, alongside fellow Montreal artist Charles-André Coderre, returns with If He Dies, If If If If If If, a second full-length album from his acclaimed Jerusalem In My Heart (JIMH) project, conceived and recorded in his dual homes of Montréal and Beirut. Moumneh expands his compositional palette on If He Dies, If If If If If If, exploring new deconstructions and juxtapositions of both traditional and popular … Read more
it's an unqualified success..minimal,tactile..like lonely broadcasts from the edge of town. David Keenan: Wire 10/01. Following the recent full-length collaboration between To Rococo Rot and I-Sound, Berlin's finest return with this gloriously understated album of pure and refined electronic compositions. A concept album in the loosest sense of the word, Kolner Brett is the name of a Cologne housing project that combines living and working spaces for which To Rococo were asked to supply a "musical translation". Each of the 12 tracks on offer corresponds to the 12 space modules contained within… Read more
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Clocking in at a whopping 30 tracks, this reissue of Keith Hudson's 1974 album 'Entering The Dragon' has been something of a lost gem - with his gravelly vocal style gaining more and more prominence in the years following its original deletion. Housed in some sunshine cover art, 'Entering The Dragon' is the perfect companion piece to 'The Hudson Affair' - with the man Keith bringing an abrasive edge to the Trojan catalogue that probably sounded quite startling in its day, but now acts as a sign-post to the dancehall/hip-hop evolutions that were to come. With particular highlig… Read more
An invaluable document of Martin Hannett (the 'post-punk Phil Spector' as the liner notes would have it) and his work with Joy Division, which not only takes in alternate, 'director's cut'-type mixdowns of the studio sessions which would eventually become 'Closer', but even includes recordings of false starts, dialogue between the producer and the band plus a few snippets of Hannett's sound design exercises such as recordings of lifts creaking into action and assorted weird synth tones. Among the full-length alternate mixes are 'From Safety To Where', 'Autosuggestion' and '2… Read more
*Back in Stock* After their mammoth anniversary boxset, we could safely say this is one of the most anticipated and easily the best release on Warp's 2009 schedule. 'Broadcast and The Focus Group investigate Witch cults of the Radio Age' is a dream sequence of sonics for the Hauntology canon, pairing Ghost Box's Julian House, aka The Focus Group, with longtime favourites Broadcast for a head swirl of psychedelic sampling, wistful vocals and charming melodic ephemera with an ominous underlying tension. If you're at all familiar… Read more
Soul Possession (originally released in 1983 as Annie Anxiety) Annie's debut, and the album that clearly maps her transmogrification from Crass cohort and poet/agitator to dub diva. Co-released by Corpus Christi and On-U Sound, it's an unsettling master stroke created in a landscape nearly devoid of female role models. A harsh, disarming rhythmic landscape is splattered with grim and grisly poetry as Annie literally finds her voice and tells tales of violently unsuccessful love affairs, automatic mishaps, and brutal modern existence. Backed by members of Crass, African Head Charge, Flux of… Read more
*A repackaged double CD to combine the out of print limited vinyl issues of two Steve Moore solo albums* Steve Moore, he of Zombi, Lovelock and Titan fame, presents his second solo outing for Static Caravan with the advanced synth visions of 'Primitive Neural Pathways'. Benefitting from a sterling mastering job by renowned synth boffin, Benge, this is among his most beautifully realised efforts to date, enveloping his sound with a most succinct narrative while erring ever closer to the almost unreachable authenticity of seminal works by Tangerine Dream's Edgar Froese or … Read more
Type mark their 100th release with a reissue of Porter Ricks' essential 'Biokinetics'. Back in 1996, dark ambient pioneer and sound designer Thomas Köner, together with engineer Andy Mellwig, presented the Techno community with one of it's most enduring and definitive albums in the form of 'Biokinetics'. It was the first album release on Basic Channel's Chain Reaction imprint, birthing three 12" singles which expanded and twisted the templates of Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernestus with an aquatic torque and unique vision, taking the sound to immersive, isolated depths previous… Read more
The hugely anticipated album from Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Factory's Floor Nik Void finally arrives on Mute, and we're pleased to report it's even more than the sum of its parts, a really impressive record indeed. Void coaxes out of Chris & Cosey some of the most aggressive, motorik tendencies they've ever displayed outside of Throbbing Gristle across the four long pieces featured here, taken from a special live performance the trio gave as part of Short Circuit's Mute festival at London's Roundhouse last year. Whether or not you were present at the massively oversubscribed show… Read more
**Elegant neo-classical compositions for piano and strings** "Angèle David-Guillou's is best known for a brace of critically acclaimed electro-acoustic dream-pop albums under the alias Klima. But also for her signature contributions to cult Anglo-French ensemble Piano Magic and for cameos on albums by the likes of The Go! Team and Peter Astor. Angèle's debut album under her given name is a largely instrumental work, predominantly consisting of melodically opulent, emotionally compelling compositions for the grand piano (and, on three songs, a Wurlitzer electric piano), many of them emblaz… Read more
'Keeping A Record Of It' is Lonnie Holley's beautiful follow-up to last year's sublime debut album, 'Just Before Music', which seemingly came outta nowhere to the delight of many, from Raime's Joe Andrews to Deerhunter's Bradford Cox - who coincidentally helps out on this 2nd album alongside Cole Alexander (The Shins). However, Lonnie ain't no spring chicken; he's a 63 year old visual artist from Birmingham, Alabama who's specialised in sculpture for a number of decades since finding his calling after his formative years brought up in a whiskey house and time locked up and beaten i… Read more
**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
Konstantinos Soublis aka Fluxion follows Type's reissue of his classic 'Vibrant Forms' with this set of buoyant dub house riddims recorded in New York for Echocord and starring reggae vocalist, Teddy Selassie. Taking clear inspiration from the seminal precedents of Main Street and Rhythm & Sound, Fluxion gives the Tikiman-alike Teddy Selassie a plush suite of stepping, skanking riddims rent with widescreen dub techno atmospheres, oscillating back and forth between lean, fluidly 4/4 instrumental steppers and dread-heavy future roots styles topped by the achingly mellifluous vocals.… Read more
"Drag City CD issue of Papa M’s long deleted 1999 album ‘Live From A Shark Cage’. This release from the band with the semi-familiar name is in fact from the house of M, a group who has stymied your expectations for much of the later 90s while at the same time stimulating your desire for a certain kind of music (the terribly beautiful kind). Around the mid 90s a lone single appeared on the Palace Records label, inciting instant controversy exclusively because of its intriguing sound. Back then, the group called itself M but when the selftitled full length album appeared in 1997 the title o… Read more
'Will To Be Well' marks a critical new chapter in the development of Blackest Ever Black's ambassadors for RD Laing. Their 2nd studio album blooms with a richer sonic palette over 15 instrumental songs showcasing an increasingly disciplined approach to their compositions. Still taking inspiration from the life and works of RD Laing, as much as "more universal and enduring mysteries: the relationships between body and mind, illness and wellness, the physical and the metaphysical", their sound still operates in a curious schism, feeling at once in and out of step with current tastes, mixing the … Read more
Max Richter returns with a new album of score work for Ari Folman's new film “The Congress”. "It's a wonderful dreamlike score, which perfectly fits the hallucinogenic mood of the picture...."
Adam Wiltzie (Stars Of The Lid) and Dustin O'Halloran reprise their acclaimed strings and keys duo, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, with 'Atomos I - XII' for Erased Tapes. We can safely report that it's every bit as gorgeous as their eponymous debut, but you probably already got the hint from their teaser 12", 'Atomos VII' which landed earlier this year backed with a fearsome Ben Frost re-interpretation. The further XI parts sweep us to the most picturesque modern classical panoramas imaginable...
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
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
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
Root Strata founder, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma scales supernal heights of dream-pop and shoegazing noise bliss with 'A Year With 13 Moons' for Mexican Summer. We'll get it out right now - this is easily Jefre's magnum opus; a consolidation of all that we already loved about the incendiary romance of his work, boosted by a renewed sense of wonder and a catalytic clash of pop pangs fighting against avant garde instincts. Under a title inspired by a Fassbinder film, 'A Year With 13 Moons' is the result of a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, during which t… Read more
*New remastered version* "One of Charlemagne Palestine's best-known works, "Four Manifestations On Six Elements". "Two Perfect Fifths, A Major Third Apart, Reinforced Twice" (1973) is an electronic piece that deals with the search for the essence of timbre, sound color, through exploration of the inert chemical activity in the overtone series of tone fundamentals. In this genre of his work Palestine feels akin to a kind of sound alchemist - blending elements over and over again through the years searching for the Golden Sound - the essence of the chord or harm… Read more
*Compiling the recordings of folklorist Bruce Jackson, among the last to record work songs. New on Dust to Digital* "Folklorist Bruce Jackson was among the last to record work songs. In 1964 he visited Ramsey State Farm in Rosharon, Texas, where he met Johnnie B. Smith, prisoner #130196. A native of Hearne, Texas, Smitty was 46 years old and on his fourth prison term. In his younger days, Smitty toted lead hoe in a flat-weeding gang and led the work songs. It’s hard to overstate the importance of a good song leader in the penitentiary setting—one needed to be rhythmical… Read more
**Adroit electronic reconstructions of "original 1930s field recordings" made in the Then Belgian Congo** "Peder Mannerfelt’s release for Archives Intérieures takes us back to Belgian Congo in the 1930's. This adventurous album finds its roots in a very obscure 78 rpm record, put together by Belgian filmmaker Armand Denis, who was one of the first Europeans to capture the incredible sounds of Central Congo. These recordings were published in 1950 as The Belgian Congo Records. Mannerfelt is an avid collector of African tribal music. When he came across this record he was immed… Read more
'The Blue Quicksand Is Going Now' is the staggering debut album by Oliver Perryman a.k.a. FIS. In pursuit of a sound ecology reflecting the complex dynamics of nature thru electronic music, FIS' un-quantised, texturally abstract compositions have practically ripped the rug from beneath the feet of D&B, techno and ambient music to leave them spinning in gyroscopic hyperspace. Now, after a series of cultishly acclaimed singles for Samurai Horo, Exit and Tri Angle, a.o., he atomises that aesthetic to exhilarating and utterly arresting new levels, leaving the dancefloor and bedroom flo… Read more
*“Basictonalvocabulary”, “Balance” and “Force + Form” in one set remastered by Matt Colton** Tresor collect and remaster three seminal Surgeon albums - 'Basictonalvocabulary' (1997); 'Balance' (1998); 'Force + Form' (1999) - in one very hand set. Spanning some of the strongest material in his vast ouevre, it's the sort of thing you might hand to an alien if they were inquisitive about classic '90s techno, providing crucial lessons such as the shuffle-tek torque of 'Rotunda' and discordant panic tones of 'Waiting' or 'First' from 'Basictonalvocabulary' alongside the increasingly tripped-out and … Read more
Nine Inch Nails' synthesist, Alessandro Cortini, animates an enveloping shadowplay of Roland 202 and TB303 spectres in his second album for Hospital Productions following the stunning 'Forse' trilogy for Important Records. 'Risveglio' is the 'Awakening' to 'Sonno''s 'Sleep'. Like its predecessor, it was also written and recorded while on tour but, unlike 'Sonno', it syncs his favoured 202 with the unique integers of a TB303, eliding the two via a delay unit to expand his sound without ever losing sight of the crushing harmonic noise romance at its core. It's fair to say that we've never r… Read more
**Die-cut and spot glossed sleeve** Your favourite analog radge-packet puts the 'floor thru its paces on his 1st AFX outing since 2005. Housed in a homage to Warp's debut 12" from Forgemasters, the 'Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-08' session returns to a twysty, funked-up sound last heard in the 'Analord' series - bending the lines of acid, electro and hardcore techno to his will. From the first whizz throughs a few jump out at us, especially the hi-velocity acid chicanery of 'Serge Fenix Rendered 2', or the agitated warehouse accelerations of 'Bonus EMT Beats' on the A-side, whilst th… Read more
"Soul Jazz Records' new album Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 charts the many links between reggae music and the Rastafarian faith. Featuring the music of Count Ossie, Johnny Clarke, The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus, Bongo Herman, Roy Ashanti (Congos), Earth & Stone, Mutabaruka and many more, this is an in-depth look at some of the most unique and righteous music ever made and comes complete with a 40+ page outsize booklet, containin… Read more