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BLACK RAIN - Dark Pool, BLACKEST EVER BLACK
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BLACK RAIN

Dark Pool

BLACKEST EVER BLACK

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: BLACKESTCD009

Black Rain dials deep into the Blackest Ever Black psyche with 'Dark Pool', its first new material in 18 years. An eagerly awaited follow-up to 'Protoplasm' (2012) and 'Now I'm Just A Number: Soundtracks 1994-95' (2012), it features New York's dark interpreter, Stuart Argabright - Ike Yard instigator and erstwhile member of Dominatrix, Death Comet Crew - realise his starkest sci-fi fantasies in degrees of pitch black relief streaked with strobing neon flashes and whirring tribal/industrial rhythms comparable with his label-mates, Regis or Cut Hands. Thematically it builds upon the literary influe… Read more
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THE BUG - Angels & Devils, Ninja Tune
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THE BUG

Angels & Devils

Ninja Tune

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

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*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 a quartet of peerless self-ti… Read more
SCOTT WALKER + SUNN O))) - Soused , 4AD
WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. I) (Remastered Reissue), Temporary Residence Ltd.
*New reissue and repackage via Temporary Residence of WIlliam Basinski's legendary series* For all those wondering where the reissue of Basinski's first instalment of the 'Disintegration Loops' series was, your wait is over! Having been held back till last, the anticipation surrounding this release could cripple a lesser man; but Basinski more than matches the task. With the back story of their inception now well documented (detailed in the liner notes) Basinski seems to have captured a sound that would overtly suggest death (i.e.. the decay of archiv… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. I) (Remastered Reissue), Temporary Residence Ltd.
EARTH - Primitive & Deadly, Southern Lord
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EARTH

Primitive & Deadly

Southern Lord

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: LORD193

Doom rock's sandman, Dylan Carlson returns with Mark Lanegan (QOTSA) and Rabia Shaheen Qazi (Rose Windows) in tow for Earth's 7th full-length studio album. 'Primitive and Deadly' by name, it yields seven signature pieces of crushing, tectonic guitar chords leavened by poised vocals from the aforementioned, and augmented by Brett Netson ov Built To Spill's 2nd guitar. The addition of another axe, together with the extra vocals makes for a more proggy, psychedelic affair than their previous 'Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light' dispatch, to these ears at least.
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APHEX TWIN - Syro, Warp Records

APHEX TWIN

Syro

Warp Records

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Cat. Number: WARPCD247

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MORDANT MUSIC - Petri Dish, Mordant Music

MORDANT MUSIC

Petri Dish

Mordant Music

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: mm008

*Last copies now in stock. Mordant music have grown 3"cds in petri dishes containing 7 spores of dark twisted electronic songs with strange and otherworldly vocal work from the mysterious mordant people. Who are they?....What do they want? Limited to 500 copies only with each disc in its own petri dish with the tracklisting embossed on accompanying coaster, sealing sticker around dish. Very limited - crazy packaging - don't miss!

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ITAL - Endgame, Planet  Mu
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ITAL

Endgame

Planet Mu

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: ZIQ352CD

Ital continues to twist the putative conventions of house and techno on his third album in two years. 'Endgame' feels light years away from his earliest transmissions of natty, lo-fi house, and much closer to brooding, minimal, modern house and techno styles, eking out a headier, weirder space somewhere between the styles of Tin Man, Kassem Mosse, and Joey Anderson, for comparison. The difference between then and now is perhaps his switch from software to select pieces of hardware, resulting in a more linear plot and liquified, worm-holing momentum on 'Endgame', no doubt enhanced by mixing and mastering … Read more

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WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. II) (Remastered Reissue), Temporary Residence Ltd.
*New reissue and repackage via Temporary Residence of WIlliam Basinski's legendary series* In possesion of a deeply ingrained vein of raw unmitigated talent coursing through his soul, William Baskinski is a modern day Midas; with everything he touches turning to aural gold. With the reissue of parts 1-4 of the jaw-dropping 'The Disintegration Loops' series, Basinski proves why he is undoubtedly one of the greatest minimalists / soundscapers of our time. Having found acres of tape he'd archived in the 1980's, Basinski decided they should be converted… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. II) (Remastered Reissue), Temporary Residence Ltd.
WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. III) (Remastered Reissue), Temporary Residence Ltd.
*New reissue and repackage via Temporary Residence of WIlliam Basinski's legendary series* The first 20 minute composition on this reissue from William Basinksi opens with one of the most heart-breaking tracts of music I've heard for many years; a looped clutch of strings, slowly shuffling into oblivion. Gorgeous. Basinksi watched the fall of the Twin Towers from his roof whilst 'The Disintegration Loops' played in the background. I can only imagine the sheer profundity that would have instilled on such a bleak situation, with Basinski's work able t… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. III) (Remastered Reissue), Temporary Residence Ltd.
WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. IV) (Remastered Reissue), Temporary Residence Ltd.
*New reissue and repackage via Temporary Residence of WIlliam Basinski's legendary series* The final reissue of Basinski's 'Disintergration Loops' series sees yet more mediations on the subject of mortailty, brought to life through a level of fragility rarely glimpsed witihn modern music. Comparable to Ryuichi Sakamoto in terms of its gracefully hypnotic and deeply textured poetic outlook, the fact that Basinksi managed to retrieve such emotional tracts from decaying source material is testament to his towering talent. Made up of three extended piece… Read more
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WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Disintegration Loops (Vol. IV) (Remastered Reissue), Temporary Residence Ltd.
ROMAN FLüGEL - Happiness Is Happening, Dial
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ROMAN FLüGEL

Happiness Is Happening

Dial

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DIALCD031

German house and electronica's most enduring producer presents a deadly new album - only his 2nd solo LP in 18 years! In contrast to 2011's 'Fatty Folders' side, 'Happiness Is Happening' is more inquisitive, lush but gritty, and still crafted with the same exquisite delicacy we've come to expect from the man behind total classics as Acid Jesus, Warp 69, Alter Ego, and not least Eight Miles High. It starts out with fine nods to motorik kosmische styles in the grinding momentum and smudged celestial synths of 'Connecting The Ghost' and the Kraftwerkian elegance of 'Friendship Song' b… Read more
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LEE GAMBLE - Koch, PAN

LEE GAMBLE

Koch

PAN

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: PAN59CD

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SHIT & SHINE - Powder Horn , DIAGONAL
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SHIT & SHINE

Powder Horn

DIAGONAL

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Cat. Number: DIAG012CD

*CD Edition includes 3 bonus tracks lifted off the DIAG004 EP* Neo-no wave agitator $hit & $hine dumps a killer funk load on Powell's Diagonal Records, hard on the heels of 2014 madness from the label boss, plus Russell Haswell and Bronze Teeth. 'Powder Horn''s wiry, banjoed skronk marks Craig Clouse aka $&$'s 1st new album since 'Jream Baby Jream' and that split slab with Gnod back in 2012. Poised between rambunctious clatter and clipped, in-the-pocket groove, nine tracks fling-a-body from the virile strut of 'Astro's Hat' to the burned-out Pump styles of 'Spray Bottle', taking in the rollicki… Read more
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RUSTIE - Green Language, Warp Records
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RUSTIE

Green Language

Warp Records

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Cat. Number: WARPCD253

From hooded Wegie scamp to world-taking producer, Rustie continues to blaze a neon trail with his crackshot 2nd album, 'Green Language'. Packing all the stomach-churning, heart-bursting rush of a triple-barrelled mitsi, it's a dancefloor melding, accelerationist expression of emotions that can't be adequately summed up in the English lexicon, amped with guest vocals by D Double E, Redinho, Danny Brown and Gorgeous Children. It scales up the thizz attacks of 'Glass Swords' to impossibly ecstatic levels with his signature blend of tiered harmonies, crashing trap dynamics and traces of jaw-breaking… Read more
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ABY NGANA DIOP - Liital, AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
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ABY NGANA DIOP

Liital

AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA

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WORLD

Cat. Number: ATFA010CD

KILLER Ruffneck griot rap and tumbling mbalax from Senegal circa 1994: another stunning discovery by Awesome Tapes From Africa! Showcasing the remarkably fierce "taasu" - a form of oral poetry set to sabar and tama drums - style of Aby Ngana Diop, the undisputed "taasukat" of her generation, 'Liital' presents a shock of six cuts charged with ferocious talking drums, subtle DX7 tones, and Diop's stentorian call-and-response vocals. Whilst many of us have heard the mbalax style via classic recordings from Youssou N'Dour and even Mark Ernestus' Jeri-Jeri ensemble, we, for one, have never heard such… Read more
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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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CHRISTOPHER WILLITS - OPENING, Ghostly International
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CHRISTOPHER WILLITS

OPENING

Ghostly International

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: G1220CD

**Sleepy ambient/shoegaze on the new album from Christopher Willits** ""For years, I’ve imagined the work I do in music, photography, video/film, immersive audio and meditation all coming into one space," says music-art guru Christopher Willits from his home in San Francisco. It's an ambition that seems especially befitting of a worldly polymath like Willits. "Sound and light can transform and inspire our imaginations," he continues. "It can be used as a tool to awaken our consciousness." And that is exactly what he has set out to do with OPENING, the veteran Ghostly artist's new immersiv… Read more
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CHRISTIAN WOLFF - Pianist: Pieces, Sub Rosa

CHRISTIAN WOLFF

Pianist: Pieces

Sub Rosa

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SR389

"As a body of repertoire, these works are remarkable for their freshness of musical thought and energy (John Cage considered Wolff to be the most 'musical' of the experimental composers). The Project Wolff uniquely blends experimental concerns with classical tendencies.In these pieces not only are older composers referenced (Ives, Schumann) but Wolff's love of clarity of line and transparency of texture betrays an empathy with Webern, Haydn and Bach. This aesthetic is, however, combined with a tendency toward discontinuity and fragmentation, isolated sounds and silence, and, perhaps mos… Read more

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BOARDS OF CANADA - Hi Scores, Skam Records

BOARDS OF CANADA

Hi Scores

Skam Records

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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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MOODYMANN - Moodymann, KDJ

MOODYMANN

Moodymann

KDJ

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: KDJ44CD

**26 track CD edition - Doesn't include "Restart" which is exclusive to the vinyl version** Kenny Dixon Jr. drops his best album in a decade, replete with stellar guest spots from Funkadelic, Andrés, Nikki O, Jose James and Bilal. Housed in some of the dopest artwork you'll cop in 2014, the album is a laidback and highly-entertaining stroll around Moodymann's mind; a place obsessed with the holy trinity of women, funk and the 313. After a couple of listens thru, there's a coupla obvious standouts - the supple bump and treacly vocal of 'Jose James on 'Desire', the techno-fied roll of 'Sunday Hotel'… Read more
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MILLIE & ANDREA - Drop The Vowels, Modern Love
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MILLIE & ANDREA

Drop The Vowels

Modern Love

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JUNGLE / FOOTWORK

Cat. Number: Love094CD

*Debut album from Andy Stott and Demdike Stare's Miles Whittaker, aka Millie & Andrea. This first CD Edition comes in an oversized 6-panel Digifile * Millie & Andrea are Miles Whittaker and Andy Stott, fellow labelmates at Modern Love who collaborated on an occasional series of 12" releases of jungle, garage and techno hybrids between 2008 and 2010. It's been four years since we last heard from them but they now return with "Drop The Vowels", their debut album. Produced fast and loose through late 2013 / early 2014, it's an album that recalls the strict and stripped funk of Anthony Shakir… Read more
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ZEITKRATZER  - Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music (First Full Instrumental Version), ZEITKRATZER
**Lou Reed's totemic 'Metal Machine Music' is tackled with fiery finesse by Reinhold Friedl's Zeitkratzer Ensemble** About 10 years after their first, critically acclaimed performances of Lou Reed’s adventurous album, zeitkratzer presents an audacious new interpretation of this 20th century avant-garde classic. Here, for the first time ever, all four parts of Metal Machine Music played by zeitkratzer on one recording! Seriously "clangorous"! Metal Machine Music has become even more intense and worked out during the ten years of zeitkratzer playi… Read more

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MONO/POLY - Golden Skies, Brainfeeder
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Golden Skies

Brainfeeder

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Cat. Number: BFCD046

LA's Mono/Poly makes good with his most high profile album to date landing on Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder. "From the first orchestral trills of “Winds of Change” you know you’re in for something special. As the track builds the listener notices not only the content but also the production chops – this is a record which sounds exactly as big, glossy and up front as its creator wants it to. Rebekah Raff adds scintillating harp work to “Transit to the Gold Planet,” but it’s the way Dickerson integrates it and builds on it which is really special. “Ra Rise” sounds like sunbathing in space, Niki Rand… Read more
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VARIOUS - Pay Close Attention, XL Recordings

VARIOUS

Pay Close Attention

XL Recordings

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: XLCD637

*Two black polycarbonate CDs in a 6 panel digi wallet pack which includes poster insert* "XL compile ‘Pay Close Attention’, a label history-spanning compilation album. The album documents and celebrates the key releases and moments from the 25 year history of the label, says label owner Richard Russell: “XL Recordings is a collaborative endeavour, and many people have contributed to its evolution. In the song ‘Out Of Space’, Liam Howlett of The Prodigy provided a blueprint when he sampled Kool Keith of Ultramagnetic MC’s rapping these words: “Pay Close Attention”. And whilst XL has never h… 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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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
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DARK SKY - Imagin, Monkeytown Records
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DARK SKY

Imagin

Monkeytown Records

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MTR048CD

'Imagin' is the eagerly awaited debut album from Dark Sky for Modeselektor's Monkeytown label. Since their early 12"s for Black Acre and Pictures Music, we've witnessed Dark Sky evolve from a dextrous duo dealing in twisted post-dubstep, pop and techno hybrids to a canny trio pushing near-symphonic big room electronica/techno on a level with the likes of Jon Hopkins and Modeselektor. It feels very much of its time, spanning murky trip hop/dubstep-pop references in 'Nothing Changes', 'Vivid' and 'Rainkist' alongside lean, techy London house in 'Odyssey', and at best in the Kraftwerk-meets-Thom Yorke st… Read more
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VARIOUS - Spiritual Jazz (Vol. 5: The World), Jazzman
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VARIOUS

Spiritual Jazz (Vol. 5: The World)

Jazzman

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JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: JMANCD067

**Fascinating, worldly and necessary collection of remastered, rare jazz orchids** "Until it was swept aside by the pop explosion of the 1960s, jazz was the most popular modern sound on earth. From the New World and the Caribbean to Africa, across the Soviet Bloc and the British Empire to the Far East, jazz music was embraced, adopted, played and enjoyed. Having examined spiritual jazz as it was expressed in the US, and followed its messengers and influences in Europe, this fifth installment of our Spiritual Jazz series presents jazz from the rest of the world: a collection of j… Read more
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HAMAYôKO - Vue Par..., ENTR'ACTE
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HAMAYôKO

Vue Par...

ENTR'ACTE

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: E170

**Edition of 200** A brace of Entr'acte regulars remix selections from hamaYôko's four album's for the label. KK Null open the account with a brilliant version of 'Tsumetai Tsuki' veering from discordant, jagged keys and vocals to prime industrial steppers rhythms; Felix Kubin transplants 'NMichelle Moustache' to an alien planet; Modiri Hirano turns 'Senkô Hanabi' into a sweet n sticky glicth pop tune; Dale Cornish squishes and fillets 'LH3373' with electro-acoustic expertise; Lionel Marchetti impresses with a spectacular 20 minute rework of darkside, multi-dimensional chicanery in 'un être en dehors de la Terre'.
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BELLE & SEBASTIAN - Dear Catastrophe Waitress, Rough Trade

BELLE & SEBASTIAN

Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Rough Trade

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: RTRADECD080

First B&S album since they signed to Rough Trade and lost two members to another band. Thankfully restrained production comes from Trevor Horn, fear not - fans will be pleased to hear that it's not a huge mess but a return to form for the band who typify the term 'indie'. Twelve brand new tracks including the new single 'Step Into My Office, Baby'.

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EARTH - Hex, Southern Lord Recordings

EARTH

Hex

Southern Lord Recordings

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: SUNN48

Back in stock! Initially seen as something of a curate's egg on Sub Pop, Earth have gone on to be one of the most influential bands of recent years, spawning the entire dronecore / death metal scene (Sunn O))) etc.) as well as helping to mould the likes of Mogwai, Jim O'Rouke and (if their reverential appearance on the recent 'Legacy of Dissolution' LP is anything to go by) even Autechre. Back with their first proper album for 9 years ('Hex; or Printing In The Infernal Method'), Earth seem eager to discard the overly distorted sound that has come to stereotype them, preferring instead to embark on a journey t… Read more

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ALEXANDER TUCKER - Furrowed Brow, ATP/Recordings

ALEXANDER TUCKER

Furrowed Brow

ATP/Recordings

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: ATPRCD23

Now available on cd. Doom metal and folk music, they're hardly the two most obvious bedfellows, but Andrew Tucker has somehow combined the two without even batting an eyelid. It's odd because when you hear the two sounds placed together in the right context it seems to make perfect sense, and considering Tucker's work with the omnipresent Stephen O'Malley in Ginnungagap it's hardly surprising that his more recent compositions would take this gloom-ridden route. Beginning with 'You Are Many' we can hear instantly the characteristic folk acoustic work that Tucker made his own on last year's… Read more

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SHACKLETON / APPLEBLIM - Soundboy Punishments, SKULL DISCO
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SHACKLETON / APPLEBLIM

Soundboy Punishments

SKULL DISCO

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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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DENNIS GREENIDGE - Giant Man, Giant Plan, Mordant Music

DENNIS GREENIDGE

Giant Man, Giant Plan

Mordant Music

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: MM017

Giant Man, Giant Plan is a cassette editing odyssey, an epic journey embarked upon by 57 year-old Music & Video Exchange patron Dennis Greenidge. Using only the simplest tapedeck-to-tapedeck bouncing techniques Greenidge has put together an exhaustive catalogue of idiosyncratic sonic marvels, with all manner of detritus, exotica and ephemeral stitched together into a backdrop for insane vocal ranting and raving. 'The Amazing Colossal Cucumber Man' might be the single daftest piece of 'music' you'll ever hear, making outsider songwriter luminaries like Wesley Willis sound like Bono.… Read more
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EARTH - The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull, Southern Lord Recordings
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EARTH

The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull

Southern Lord Recordings

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: SUNN90

BACK IN STOCK. Earth's Hex album, despite transgressing doom genre boundaries, turned out to be something of a touchstone for many artists in the field; its American gothic landscapes were quickly swallowed up as a new fixture in the death ambient vocabulary, and countless records seem to have been made since that have tapped into its stately Western gloom. The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull is a natural progression from Hex, taking the same template of slow, simplistic progressions and low-end riffing whilst adding liberal smatterings of keyboard instrumentation - har… Read more

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MOGWAI - Young Team : Deluxe Edition, Chemikal Underground Records

MOGWAI

Young Team : Deluxe Edition

Chemikal Underground Records

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: CHEM106CD

While Slint are usually hailed as the fathers of post-rock, Mogwai undoubtedly redefined the genre, inspiring an entire generation of followers and copyists, but the original article remain unsurpassed and definitive in their particular field. In 1997, alongside the singles compilation Ten Rapid, Mogwai released Young Team to a torrent of critical praise despite the band's own less than conclusively positive views on the record. To this day, the melodies, the quiet-loud dynamic, and above all the sheer sense of thinly veiled rage stick in the mind, introducing so many kids to another wa… Read more

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FENNESZ - Black Sea, Touch
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Black Sea

Touch

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TO76CD

**Back in stock** At last, the wait is over. Christian Fennesz's follow up to 2004's Venice is upon us, and it's truly one of the most breathtaking albums you'll hear this year. The ten-minute title track gets the album underway, opening tentatively with flickers of noise and digital debris crackling like fireworks in the distance. Soon a flood of symphonic guitar and electronics overwhelms the mix and we're reintroduced to the signature sound world that's unique to this man's music - he's one of the most imitated electronic artists out there, and yet you can always pick out the real thing from a l… Read more

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

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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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MORITZ VON OSWALD TRIO - Vertical Ascent, Honest Jon's Records
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Vertical Ascent

Honest Jon's Records

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BASIC CHANNEL / DUB TECHNO

Cat. Number: HJRCD45

Back in stock. Moritz Von Oswald is a name that needs little introduction to anyone who has followed Techno, Dub or any kind of electronic music over the last 15 years. Since the early 90's he's tirelessly applied his discipline to a range of styles and genres with seminal work as part of Maurizio, Basic Channel, Rhythm & Sound and his own name besides a mind blowing number of side projects, mastering jobs and engineering work. His most recent project has attempted to consolidate the studio processes which have defined the majority of his output with a live or improvisational ele… Read more

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GREG DAVIS - Mutually Arising, Kranky
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Mutually Arising

Kranky

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: KRANK132

Mutually Arising comes a full five years on from Greg Davis' Kranky debut, Somnia. At the time his classic, semi-academic approach to drone music was a relatively scarce commodity, and alongside friend and collaborator Keith Fullerton Whitman he helped shift 'popular' electronic music in a more serious direction. In 2009, drone music seems to have been fully democratised and everyone's at it. As a label, Kranky itself continues to be a great platform for this music, releasing one of the year's best drone records so far in Gregg Kowalsky's Tape Chants. The two twenty-odd minute tracks t… Read more
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FUSE - Dimension Intrusion, Plus 8
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Dimension Intrusion

Plus 8

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: PLUS8024CD

Way back in 1991, long before people spoke more about his hair and overpriced T-shirts than his music, Richie Hawtin made some exceptionally beautiful records. Released in the same year as his equally seminal 'Sheet One' LP, 'Dimension Intrusion' was created under his FUSE alias and released through his Plus 8 establishment in Windsor, Ontario in conjunction with Warp's Artificial Intelligence series, standing as a milestone for both imprints. Besides the obvious classics like 'Substance Abuse' and 'Train Trac' are some of the most emotionally wrought and lush electronic compositions you'll la… Read more

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BLACK POCKET - Black Pocket (The Album), Exit Records
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Black Pocket (The Album)

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BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: EXITCD001

Steve Spacek needs little introduction to the future soul/broken beat cognoscenti. To everyone else, he's one of the UK's most unique producer/singers, our answer to someone like Om'mas Keith for example. His recent motions under the Black Pocket alias have thrown up some real gems, most notably the anthemic 'Ur A Sta' and associated remixes from his bruv DBridge and forward thinking peer, Martyn. 'The Album' is a culmination of this solo endeavour, seventeen tracks of riddim kinked idiosyncracies and future boogie vibes that followers of Dâm-Funk will flock to. From mutilated edit … Read more

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FALTYDL - You Stand Uncertain, Planet Mu
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You Stand Uncertain

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JUNGLE / FOOTWORK

Cat. Number: ZIQ286CD

New York's irrepresible anglophile Falty DL takes influence from the last 20 years of UK and US dance music on a brilliant 2nd album for Planet Mu. Since his debut 'Love Is A Liability' was released in 2009, Falty DL (real name: Drew Lustman) has risen to the forefront of the scene with a slew of deft remixes for The xx, Shake, Mount Kimbie and many others, to much critical acclaim. 'You Stand Uncertain' continues the sharp evolutionary curve we've witnessed in those remixes and his singles for Ramp and Rush Hour, among others, as his sharper IDM edges become beautifully smudged into ever j… Read more

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SULLY - Carrier, Keysound
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Carrier

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: LDN026CD

One of the more elusive producers out there, Sully isn't the most prolific, but everything he does release is of the highest quality: his 'Phonebox', to take just the most shining example, never leaves the box. Though he arrived on the crest of dubstep's second wave, it's not easy to pin down his sound: gritty, burnished UK garage is the key influence, but on this album there are significant nods too to footwork and 8-bar grime. 'It's Your Love' and '2 Hearts' openly pledge Sully's allegiance to the original El-B and Groove Chronicles sound, while 'I Know' and Trust' are juke made cinematic, their 808 s… Read more
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ST. VINCENT - Strange Mercy, 4AD
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Strange Mercy

4AD

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: CAD3123CD

Coming across like a weird hybrid of Dirty Projectors, Tom Waits and Susanna and the Magical Orchestra (really), ‘Strange Mercy’ is the third full-length from St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark). It certainly wasn’t what I was expecting either, with the critical (and most likely commercial, although I don’t have numbers in hand…) success of ‘Actor’, I wrongly assumed that Clark would ditch all her avant leanings in favour of some kind of post-Feist Levis fest, and that’s not even close to what we have on ‘Strange Mercy’. Rather Clark has honed her songwriting skills and allowed her imagination to ru… Read more

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