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SCOTT WALKER + SUNN O))) - Soused , 4AD
*CD Edition comes with a 16 page booklet* …And the earth crack'd to reveal Scott Walker & Sunn 0)))'s colossal offspring 'Soused' in its riveting, tragic glory. Four years on from their intended collaboration in 'Monoliths & Dimensions', the arch avant-crooner meets the robed duo (and Tos Nieuwenhuizen) at the apex of their powers, presenting a peerless, operatic vision of doom metal informed as much by Native American history and the underground US psyche as experimental jazz and electronic dynamics. We can safely say it matches and surpasses our high expectations of the project, offering … Read more
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OBJEKT - Flatland, PAN
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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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BOARDS OF CANADA - Hi Scores (Remastered / Repackaged Reissue), Skam Records
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BOARDS OF CANADA

Hi Scores (Remastered / Repackaged Reissue)

Skam Records

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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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BOARDS OF CANADA - Hi Scores (Remastered / Repackaged Reissue), Skam Records
ANDY STOTT - Faith In Strangers, Modern Love

ANDY STOTT

Faith In Strangers

Modern Love

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: LOVE098

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*First CD pressing comes in a deluxe 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’s occasio… Read more
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2562 - The New Today, WHEN IN DOUBT
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2562

The New Today

WHEN IN DOUBT

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: DOUBT003

Dave Huismans (A Made Up Sound) returns under his 2562 codename with the oneiric ambient/concrète dancefloor states of 'The New Today', his 4th solo album in this guise. Where its predecessor, 'Air Jordan', also for his When In Doubt label, took inspiration from the arid landscapes of the Middle East, 'The New Today' draws upon ideas sketched out whilst 2562 was in New York, late summer 2013, and was later finished at his home studio in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Rather than disco samples, as with his last LP 'Fever', he sources from and splices together an enviable library of European synth experim… Read more
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DEAF CENTER - Recount, SONIC PIECES
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DEAF CENTER

Recount

SONIC PIECES

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: PATTERN001CD

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

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AND - Cosmic Microwave Background, ELECTRIC DELUXE
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AND

Cosmic Microwave Background

ELECTRIC DELUXE

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: EDLX038CD

AnD deliver their long-coming debut LP, 'Cosmic Microwave Background' for Speedy J's Electric Deluxe label. It's a proper session, choking back 12 tracks (eight on LP) of galloping productions and acid with all the brute force and caustic atmosphere you'd hope for. But it's actually at its best when they step out of the loops and repetitive tricks into more wayward structures, as with the crushing lurch of 'Relic Radiation', the masticated industrial funk of 'Galactic Motion', or the plangent Alien transmission of 'The Surface Of Last Scattering'. If you're craving the out-and-out bang… Read more
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BRUCE LACEY - The Spacey Bruce Lacey, Trunk Records
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BRUCE LACEY

The Spacey Bruce Lacey

Trunk Records

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: JBH053CD

**From proto-techno/electro to alien monophonic synth scapes: an incredible collection of eldritch DIY synth and electro-acoustic music circa 1970s by a little-known collaborator with The Beatles, Ivor Cutler, Ken Russell, the Goons… Don't sleep on this one!!!** Jonny Trunk speaks: "Welcome to the most excellent strange and unique world of Bruce Lacey. Aretist, musician, sage, shaman, inventor, film maker and all round British eccentric, Bruce has always followed his own mind, walking an instinctive path through life. Here, and for the first time, his improvised music and the soundt… Read more
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CUT HANDS - Festival Of The Dead, BLACKEST EVER BLACK
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CUT HANDS

Festival Of The Dead

BLACKEST EVER BLACK

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: BLACKESTCD010

William Bennett and Blackest Ever Black light the fuse on a delirious 3rd album from Cut Hands. Recorded from 2012-2014 in Edinburgh and London, 'Festival Of The Dead' finds a place for the explosive energy and drama of ancient percussive ritual in an accelerated modern world. Named and released to coincide with harvest or autumnal customs across the world, it's both a harbinger of darker, winter times and a commemoration of shared ancestry and traditions common to many cultures across the world - All Saints Day, Samhain, Feast of Ancestors, Pitru Paksha etc. Only, we're in 2014 and com… Read more
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COOLY G - Wait 'Til Night, Hyperdub
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COOLY G

Wait 'Til Night

Hyperdub

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: HDBCD023

Cooly G returns with her unique vision of sex music in 'Wait 'Til Night', her 2nd album and follow-up to 'Playin' Me' (2012). With no verifiable evidence of its efficacy, we're gonna play it straight here and judge it with our clothes on, you'll just have to use your imagination. It's a smart, deliberate shift from her signature house styles to a sort of stark South London R&B, bringing the minimalist sensuality of her earliest 'Dub Organizer' EPs full circle into twelve subtle, well-crafted song structures. The sound is very much about private space, dealing with varying degrees of infatuation… Read more
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GROUPER - Ruins, Kranky

GROUPER

Ruins

Kranky

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: KRANK189

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BING & RUTH - Tomorrow Was The Golden Age, RVNG Intl.
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BING & RUTH

Tomorrow Was The Golden Age

RVNG Intl.

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: RVNGNL027CD

'Tomorrow Was the Golden Age' is an unmistakably gorgeous and refreshing suite of microtonal minimalist composition by New York-based ensemble, Bing & Ruth. Helmed by writer, conductor and lead pianist, David Moore, and supported by two upright bassists, two clarinetists, a cellist and a tape delay tech, Bing & Ruth genuinely sweep us off somewhere sublime without recourse to overblown conceit or cliche - something all too prevalent and cloying in today's neo-classical quarters. Their skill lies in the ability to drift, almost imperceptibly, between microtonal harmonies and sile… Read more
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VARIOUS / LTM - The American Avant-Garde in the 20th Century, LTM Recordings
Following on from "A Young Person’s Guide to the Avant-Garde”, LTM compile a more comprehensive overview of The American Avant-Garde in the 20th Century. Commencing with early pioneers Charles Ives and George Antheil (including the celebrated, Futuristic Ballet Mechanique of 1924), this chronological double disc collection also includes pieces by emigre arrivals in the New World such as Leo Ornstein, Dane Rudhyar and Edgard Varese, as well homegrown composers including Henry Cowell, Carl Ruggles and Roger Sessions. The second half of the disc offers works by a … Read more
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APHEX TWIN - Syro, Warp Records
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APHEX TWIN

Syro

Warp Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: WARPCD247

**Deluxe triple Digipak gatefold** In case you hadn't noticed, the gurning genius is back in a big way with 'Syro', his first new LP since 'Drukqs' (2001). Culled from his legendary trove of recordings, it's apparently "about a fifth" of what he's done in the last 10 years, "…one album out of many possible ones", according to his interview with Rolling Stone. After a couple of whizzes thru, we'd say it lands somewhere between 'Drukqs' and the Analord series of 2005 - no real surprises there, then - leaning heavy on trademark breakbeat funk and hyper-jazzy/classical arrangements for the most, and savin… Read more
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SEBASTIAN MULLAERT & EITAN REITER - Reflections Of Nothingness, MULE MUSIQ
"“Enter The Spiral” - the title of the opening track by the first collaborative work between Sebastian Mullaert and Eitan Reiter - emerged out of a freeflowing improvised communication between the DJs and producers from Sweden and Israel. They first met at a festival in Tulum, Mexico where they played together at the end of the Mayan calendar. You cannot put their collaboration into one stylistic corner - you can only say that all their music distributes the feeling of an unvarnished musical trip. If you like you can call “Reflections Of Nothingness” a Rolan… Read more
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DEAN BLUNT - Black Metal, Rough Trade

DEAN BLUNT

Black Metal

Rough Trade

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Cat. Number: RTRADCD725

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THOMAS KONER - Tiento de las Nieves, Denovali Records

THOMAS KONER

Tiento de las Nieves

Denovali Records

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: DEN215CD

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VARIOUS - King Jammys Dancehall 1985-1989 (Pt. 1), Dub Store Records
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VARIOUS

King Jammys Dancehall 1985-1989 (Pt. 1)

Dub Store Records

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DUB / REGGAE

Cat. Number: DSRCD002

*Japanese Edition with Obi Strip* "The "Digital Revolution" occurred in the Jamaican music industry by a single rhythm called "Sleng Teng". The responsible person for the rhythm was King Jammy who was the owner and producer of the Jammys label. The label dominated the scene between 1985 and 1989, and released a vast number of material. Dub Store Records compiles the best of the 80's heavyweight Dancehall from the Jammys catalogue. The collection consists of "Disc One: Vocals & Deejays" and "Disc Two: Instrumental Dub Version". Each disc features popular songs and instrumen… 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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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
CARIBOU - Our Love (Album), City Slang
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CARIBOU

Our Love (Album)

City Slang

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ELECTRONIC

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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A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN - Atomos, ERASED TAPES
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A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN

Atomos

ERASED TAPES

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ERATP061CD

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...
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FUNCTION & VATICAN SHADOW - Games Have Rules , HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
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FUNCTION & VATICAN SHADOW

Games Have Rules

HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HOS-425CD

Ahhh this one’s a real peach. Veering far from what we expected, ‘Games Have Rules’ is a brilliant late night excursion made in the spirit of classic Artificial Intelligence albums, instantly reminding us of that killer first Reaganz (Move D & Jonah Sharp) album from ’94 with it’s atmospheric soundscaping and nods to John Carpenter. In fact it’s not all that removed from the better end of the Fax/Rather Interesting catalogue - especially those Atom Heart/Namlook collabs that seemed to go on forever and soundtracked many a late night back in the mid 90’s. Fittingly, the album w… Read more
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FLYING LOTUS - You’re Dead!, Warp Records
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FLYING LOTUS

You’re Dead!

Warp Records

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BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: WARPCD256

Flying Lotus flexes his most earnest jazz muscles on this fifth solo album, his 4th for Warp. Star-lit with guest appearances by Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy, Snoop Dogg, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat, Niki Randa, it's the work of heightened, enlightened minds projecting into spheres beyond this mortal coil. Funny then that it all sounds so familiar; the references to Alice Coltrane's celestial jazz legacy, the kinetic percussion, the intensely "vintage" sounding production all paint an almost objectively "psychedelic" vision that leaves little room for ambiguity or interpre… Read more
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VESSEL - Punish, Honey, Tri Angle Records
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VESSEL

Punish, Honey

Tri Angle Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TRIANGLE27CD

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

Anjou

Kranky

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: KRANK185

Anjou is the beautifully enigmatic reunion of Labradford's Mark Nelson (Pan American) and Robert Donne with fellow Kranky star, percussionist Steven Hess. The result of four years writing and editing, it marks Donne and Nelson's first collaboration since Labradford's 'fixed:content' (2000) and the first meeting of Pan American's Nelson and Hess since 'Cloud Room, Glass Room' (2013). Now older, wiser, quieter, the trio offer a subtly involving, hazily detailed ambient suite gleaned from an intricate process of modular synthesis, Max/MSP programming and live instrumentation. Essentially it takes the trio's … Read more
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OREN AMBARCHI - Quixotism, Editions Mego

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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NEEL - Phobos, Spectrum Spools

NEEL

Phobos

Spectrum Spools

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SP037

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THESE NEW PURITANS - Expanded (Live At The Barbican), Infectious Music
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THESE NEW PURITANS

Expanded (Live At The Barbican)

Infectious Music

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: INFECT204CD

Expanded (Live At The Barbican)’ captures a live performance from 2014 of These New Puritans performing with a full orchestra and choir (The Heritage Orchestra and Synergy Vocals) at The Barbican Centre.

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FUTURE 3 - With & Without, Morr Music
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FUTURE 3

With & Without

Morr Music

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MM131

**Electronic pop and ambient electronica from a trio of Denmark's most trusted producers, Anders Remmer (Dub Tractor), Jesper Skaaning (Acustic), Thomas Knak (Opiate) aka Future 3, joined by vocalists Benoit Pioulard and Anja T. Lahrmann** "Future 3 return with an album of airy, ethereal-yet-epic compositions that both nod to the trio's nineties roots but also take in all the various musical experiments, ventures, and releases that have seen the light of day since 2001. The band's first album in 13 years, With and Without inhabits, as the title indicates, two different kinds of sonic realms: The… Read more
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FRANCIS BEBEY - Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984, BORN BAD RECORDS
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FRANCIS BEBEY

Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984

BORN BAD RECORDS

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WORLD

Cat. Number: BB046CD

**Gatefold digifile with liner notes insert** The incredible 'Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984' is a beautifully dreamy follow-up to Born Bad's much-loved Francis Bebey showcase, 'African Electronic Music 1975-1982'. Celebrating the uniquely affective timbre of the sanza, or African thumb piano, this compilation shifts focus from pop-wise anthems such as 'New Track' or 'Coffee Cola', onto the Cameroonian polymath's more stripped, rhythm-driven, and atmospheric workouts. And it's every bit as hypnotic, transcendent as that last sentence implies. Bebey's vocals are still key, but th… Read more
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SHELLEY PARKER - Spurn Point, STRUCTURE
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SHELLEY PARKER

Spurn Point

STRUCTURE

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: STRUC03CD

London-based sound artist/producer/DJ, Shelley Parker presents an inquisitive album of alien concrète structures compiled from edits and extracts of her performances/installations/videos over the last five years. 'Spurn' follows the aesthetic themes of her 'Sleeper Line' EP for Entr'acte in eight pieces that tease out and augment a latent sense of "techno" from industrial field recordings and documentation of her work, focussing on its rhythmic and spatial qualities. The results are best defined in terms of their physical bass presence and structured patterns, drawing analogs with both the … Read more
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VARIOUS / LTM - The French Avant-Garde in the 20th Century, LTM Recordings
LTM delve into the complex and intriguing world of 20th Century Avant-Garde music from France. Commencing with pioneers Claude Debussy and Erik Satie, this chronological 2CD collection moves forward to absurdist and dreamlike Dada and Surrealist compositions (Duchamp, Picabia, Desnos, Ribemont-Dessaignes), as well as the more conventional work of Jean Cocteau’s celebrated ‘Group des Six’, and onwards to postwar electronics and musique concrète by Schaeffer, Henry and Varèse. Works by a number of modern composers (Messiaen, Boulez, Greif, Catoire, Hersant) are als… Read more
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TINDERSTICKS - Ypres, Lucky Dog
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TINDERSTICKS

Ypres

Lucky Dog

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: LUCKYDOG17

Tindersticks return with another one of their occasional, brilliant instrumental albums, this one commissioned by the 'In Flanders Fields' World War One Museum in Ypres, Belgium to create the soundscapes for the new permanent exhibition commemorating the centenary of the Great War and beyond. The band have created an orchestral score that evolves through the different, distinctive spaces and sections of the museum, punctuated with private contemplative spaces where the music was allowed to be more poetic. Made from a series of interlocking orchestral loops, the music flows seamlessly all day, ever… Read more
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JANE WEAVER - The Silver Globe, Finders Keepers Records
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JANE WEAVER

The Silver Globe

Finders Keepers Records

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FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: 019EGGSCD

Like all good parables Jane Weaver’s sixth solo album, a concept album called ‘The Silver Globe’, is as multifaceted as it is beguiling. Part coming of age / part cautionary tale and part romantic paeon, this twelve track synth ridden post- apocalyptic prog pop opus is based on tightly embroidered, non-linear recurring themes and inspired by esoteric stories, cosmic imagery and refiltered past experiences. Written from the optimistic vantage of a long- standing female independent artist, in an desperately evolving industry, Jane’s latest set of self penned pop abstractions combine mechani… Read more
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RARESH - fabric 78: Raresh, Fabric Worldwide

RARESH

fabric 78: Raresh

Fabric Worldwide

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FABRIC155

"Raresh is the final Romanian of the Ricardo Villalobos-endorsed [a:rpia:r] triumvirate to join the fabric series. Fabric78 features an array of textural atmospheres, intricate percussion lines and penetrating low end tones, all instilled with mind- bending complexities to perfectly capture the essence of his sound."
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WREKMEISTER HARMONIES - Then It All Came Down / You've Always Meant So Much To Me, Thrill Jockey
*CD edition of ‘Then It All Came Down’ also includes 2013’s ‘You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me’ (on CD for the first time), bringing the total running time to over 73 minutes. The CD is packaged in a gatefold jacket with a printed inner sleeve* "Wrekmeister Harmonies’ pastoral doom has earned praise from Pitchfork, SPIN, Decibel and Invisible Oranges as a new form of metal composition and performance involving a wide variety of instrumentation. Recorded by Sanford Parker (Corrections House) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio in Chicago and … Read more
WREKMEISTER HARMONIES - Then It All Came Down / You've Always Meant So Much To Me, Thrill Jockey
BURNT FRIEDMAN & DANIEL DODD-ELLIS - Cease to Matter, Nonplace
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BURNT FRIEDMAN & DANIEL DODD-ELLIS

Cease to Matter

Nonplace

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: NON38CD

Burnt Friedman returns to Nonplace accompanied again by vocals from American actor and musician, Daniel Dodd-Ellis. In 'Cease To Matter' Friedman nudges his explorative Berlin dub sound somewhere more sensual, soulful, with no loss of his exotic and otherworldly aesthetic. Incorporating impressions from Friedman's Sub-Saharan concert tour of 2013, together with inspiration from Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - who's sampled on the two-part title track - the album takes shape as a worldly, futurist premonition of decaying, transitional metropolises and cultural melt th… Read more
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ELUSIVE - In The Belly Of The Beats, Elusive Productions

ELUSIVE

In The Belly Of The Beats

Elusive Productions

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BEATS / HIP HOP

Brand new collection of dope instrumental hip hop vibrations from Living Legend associate Elusive. This brings together eighteen tracks, all untitled with developed but sparse samples overlaying crisp beats and kick ass rhythms. Some funky, some raw then cinematic or withdrawn. Dope for wrecking over on two turntables or givin' the chat to or simply cool for bumpin' headphone pressure while you walk the bad streets in yo' hood (or something). Give it a go if you dug the Joe Beats joint and want more of the same goodness.

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LFO - Frequencies, Warp Records

LFO

Frequencies

Warp Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: WARPCD003

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JOHN MAUS - Songs, UPSET THE RHYTHM

JOHN MAUS

Songs

UPSET THE RHYTHM

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: UTR003CD

*Back in stock* As a member of everyone's favourite weirdo-pop purveyors Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and acting keyboard player for the Animal Collective's Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox, Jane), John Maus has glowing leftfield CV which he's called on for a bit of back up (Ariel Pink produce and appear) on 'Songs'; his five-year in the making debut LP. Comprised almost entirely of synths, drum-machines and Maus' own vocals, 'Songs' could well be the bastard offspring of Giorgio Moroder in Eighties Soundtrack mode - with the kind of bitter-sweet melodies and baroque flourishes that framed so much teenage-… Read more
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THE FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON - Teachings From The Electronic Brain (The Best Of FSOL), Virgin
Clocking up a whopping fifteen years in partnership, The Future Sound of London duo (aka Garry Cobain and Brian Dougans) have shrugged off the ephemeral trappings that so ruled the 'dance music' masses and emerged as significant voice for their generation. Bringing together a ruck of the good stuff all under one roof, 'Teachings From The Electronic Brain' is a subtitled 'best of' which will appeal to ardent FSOL heads and newbies alike - sprinkling lesser heard versions of familiar classics amongst the bedrock of their catalogue. Kicking … Read more

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FERN JONES - The Glory Road, Numero Group

FERN JONES

The Glory Road

Numero Group

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FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: N005

Fern Jones elbowed her way into music at a very young age, and in playing piano at the bars and clubs she ended up meeting her husband Raymond Jones at a mere 14 years old. By 16 they were married and he had felt the calling of God, so the two embarked on a life of preaching and heavy religion, something maybe not entirely understood by Fern, but she went under the will of her husband and got on with her now neutered life. She suddenly went from being a party girl to being a church girl, and this would undoubtedly have its drawbacks, so eventually she turned her musical hand to writing church … Read more
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RICARDO VILLALOBOS - Fabric 36, Fabric Worldwide
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RICARDO VILLALOBOS

Fabric 36

Fabric Worldwide

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FABRIC71

First thing's first - despite the fact that this is a Mix cd, for all intents and purposes this is a brand new album from Villalobos, featuring as it does nothing but the man's own work and collaborations, with pretty much every track here having never been heard or officially released until now. Yes, Ricardo has certainly given Fabric value for money - with 75 minutes of the most advanced and sought after Minimal techno the label are ever likely to get their mitts on. It's all about process, form and construction for Villalobos, and the set opens like a Minimal masterclass with the barest … Read more
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BERNARD SZAJNER - Some Deaths Take Forever, LTM Recordings

BERNARD SZAJNER

Some Deaths Take Forever

LTM Recordings

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: BOUCD6620

Allegedly Carl Craig's favourite ever album! Having established himself as something of a backroom boffin on the Euro-prog scene, fashioning laser harps for Jean-Michel Jarre and working as a lighting designer for Magma, Gong, and even The Who, French electronic composer Bernard Szajner turned his hand to solo work. This 1980 album is a surreal amalgam of maniacal electro-pop (check out the Serge Gainsbourg-remixed-by-a-Speak'n'Spell vibes of 'Welcome To Death Row') and peculiar abstract sound sculpting, hitting on an especially odd sound with the Manuel Gottsching-esque guita… Read more

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ARTHUR RUSSELL - The World Of Arthur Russell (REISSUE), Soul Jazz Records
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ARTHUR RUSSELL

The World Of Arthur Russell (REISSUE)

Soul Jazz Records

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DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: SJRCD83

*Back in Stock* Arthur has occupied a rare, enigmatic position within the deep groove community. Acknowledged as an influence by many: founder of the classic eighties label Sleeping Bag, home to Mantronix, T La Rock, Joyce Sims amongst many others: - vocalist and cellist, buddhist - almost joined Talking Heads, instead making two of the biggest Paradise / Loft tunes of all: Loose Joints' "Is It All Over My Face" and Dinosaur L's "Go Bang", as well as a wealth of experimental but still uncannily accessible music. Arthur heard disco as one of the most potent musics, rip… Read more
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ARTHUR RUSSELL - The World Of Arthur Russell (REISSUE), Soul Jazz Records
MOONDOG - More Moondog / The Story Of Moondog, Honest Jon's Records
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MOONDOG

More Moondog / The Story Of Moondog

Honest Jon's Records

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FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: HJRCD106

*ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE SET FROM HONEST JONS - INVEST!!!* Originally released in 1956, More Moondog was the second album by Louis Thomas Hardin, followed the next year by a further LP, The Story Of Moondog - this new Honest Jons issue combines both these essential early albums. The tone of this fragmented, wildly eclectic body of work tends to rest its focus on percussion, exploring the Eastern-influenced, gamelan-styled sounds developed by homemade instruments like Moondog's famed "trimba" and "oo". The majority of the compositions here are brief, often very intricate miniatur… Read more
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MOONDOG - More Moondog / The Story Of Moondog, Honest Jon's Records
CLARK - Totems Flare, Warp Records
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CLARK

Totems Flare

Warp Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: WARPCD185

The much anticipated album from Clark lands with a melodious thud on Warp. Clark seems to have moved into a position as the peoples choice for IDM electronica these days, with last years 'Turning Dragon' LP from held in very high regard by a legion of Warp fans. Recent single 'Growls Garden' follows the Vex'd leaning opener 'Outside plume' with emotronic chord progressions and bombastic beat productions, before the impishly prog 'Rainbow Voodoo' incites the spazz-dance styles with near-breakcore tempos and mangled vox from Mr. Clark. When he settles down for a easier groove on 'Look Into The Heart N… Read more
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