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Thursday, 18 December

JUJU & JORDASH - Clean-Cut, Dekmantel
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JUJU & JORDASH

Clean-Cut

Dekmantel

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DKMNTL021CD

J&J’s last album 'Techno Primitivism’ totally floored us here, finding a sweet spot between elements of dub, jazz and psychedelia within a tactile house and techno framework. This new album - 'Clean-Cut’ - left us a bit cold on first listen, taking a much straighter approach feeding off classic Detroit and swung Chicago styles, but in the space of a couple of listens it has completely earwormed its way deep into our heads and refused to let go. From that off-ish pan-pipe hook on the killer title track to the red-lining drums on "Wheeze Please”, the production details and exotic flourishes basi… Read more
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JUJU & JORDASH - Clean-Cut, Dekmantel
REAGENZ (AKA MOVE D & JONAH SHARP) - The Periodic Table, The Bunker New York
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REAGENZ (AKA MOVE D & JONAH SHARP)

The Periodic Table

The Bunker New York

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: BK010CD

David Moufang aka Move D reprises his celebrated Reagenz duo with Jonah Sharp aka Space Time Continuum for The Bunker New York, five years since their Workshop album and two decades on from their seminal, eponymous debut LP on Source. A live recording conflation of correlating ideas from jazz, house, and ambient electronica, 'The Periodic Table' plays-through six extended meditations effortlessly, imperceptibly segueing between effervescent machine rhythms, dub house momentum and fractured jazz abstraction over the course of 77 minutes of psychedelic, sensuous hardware experimentation. RIYL Marco Shuttle, Voices From The Lake, Studio Pankow, Juju & Jordash.
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REAGENZ (AKA MOVE D & JONAH SHARP) - The Periodic Table, The Bunker New York

Thursday, 11 December

THEO PARRISH - American Intelligence, Sound Signature
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THEO PARRISH

American Intelligence

Sound Signature

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SSCD07

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

Circuitous

PAN

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Cat. Number: PAN54CD

Easily one of our most anticipated LPs of 2014, Afrikan Sciences' 'Circuitous' transcends jazz, techno and hip hop with pineal Afro-futurist vision. Hailing from Saturn via Oakland, CA, Eric Douglas Porter aka Afrikan Sciences has carved an elliptic orbit thru the sonic cosmos with three albums and a string of 12"s for Aybee's Deepblak label, an empathetic home for his abstract, groovesome suppositions improvised on turntables, upright bass, and a matrix of digital tablets. Now taking flight within the PAN quadrant, he presents a systemic set of 14 tracks, solar hymns for the unbound body … Read more
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AFRIKAN SCIENCES - Circuitous, PAN

Thursday, 04 December

PROSUMER - fabric 79: Prosumer, Fabric Worldwide
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PROSUMER

fabric 79: Prosumer

Fabric Worldwide

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FABRIC157

Prosumer loads up Fabric's 79th mix CD with 24 golden house selections. Following his 'Panorama Bar 03' CD, the former resident of Berlin's vaunted danceteria steps to Fabric with a direct and bang-up-for-it selection cruising between classic cuts, percy obscurities and unreleased new gear. It's testament to Prosumer's uncanny knack for picking and flawlessly blending pure belters that he's now releasing his second official mix CD, edutaining the masses to raw-ass foundations like the Traxxmen's 'Emergency' as well as exposing new talent such as Wilma with the gorgeous 'Fabio', whilst show… Read more
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PROSUMER - fabric 79: Prosumer, Fabric Worldwide
MR. G - Personal Momentz, Phoenix G
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MR. G

Personal Momentz

Phoenix G

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: PG003CD

"Mr G returns to his Phoenix G imprint to drop his new LP, 'Personal Momentz’. 2012's 'State of Flux' on Radio Slave's Rekids imprint was the last full-length from Mr G, along with his 'Retrospective' compilation in 2013 the prolific British producer has spent the last four years delivering stand out singles on the likes of Running Back, Toi Toi and Don't Be Afraid as well as a renewed focus on his own, long running Phoenix G label. The album itself is a sublime deliverance of the sound that has become so closely associated with the UK selector and artist - twelve raw & robust cuts that keep you… Read more
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MR. G - Personal Momentz, Phoenix G

Thursday, 27 November

MISTER SATURDAY NIGHT - Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter: Weekends and Beginnings, Mister Saturday Night
Much-loved NYC party duo behind Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday present a 66 minute mix reflecting what they do every weekend. Perpetuating the traditions of The Loft and Paradise Garage etc, they give up a party-ready selection spanning Maurice Fulton's low-slung electro-boogie remix of Alice Smith's 'Love Endeavour' thru the swirling electronica of Bass Clef's 'Ghost Kicks In The Spiral', taking in a smart blend of Anthony Parasole's 'Quickstrike' with Elgato's 'Zone', a choice Adesse edit, and classics from House of Gypsies, DJ Duke, and Recloose along the way.
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VARIOUS - 5oFoF: Five Years of Friends of Friends, Friends of Friends
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VARIOUS

5oFoF: Five Years of Friends of Friends

Friends of Friends

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FOF135CD

*Featuring Nicolas Jaar, Rome Fortune, Shlohmo, Salva, Deru and more* For five years, Friends of Friends has been at the forefront of Los Angeles' scene, propagating a rich catalogue of releases from across the electronic music spectrum. This year, FoF is celebrating its fifth anniversary with this compilation featuring Shlohmo, Salva, LOL Boys and Tomas Barfod alongside B-sides, rarities, remixes and brand new tracks from Rome Fortune, Shigeto, Nicolas Jaar and many others.
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Thursday, 20 November

STEFFI - Power Of Anonymity, OSTGUT TON
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STEFFI

Power Of Anonymity

OSTGUT TON

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: OSTGUTTONCD32

Steffi serves a sophisticated sophomore LP for OstGut Ton with 'Power Of Anonymity'. Deeply indebted to classic Detroit house and techno, it plays out ten tracks of romantic machine soul driven by elegant grooves and alleviated by expansive atmospheres - exactly the kinda thing you'd expect to hear her spin at her Panorama Bar residency. It's a real mood setter, keeping the lights dimmed but reassuringly glowing throughout, from the E.R.P.-style electro hush of opener 'Pip' and the astral-bound techno of 'Everyday Objects' thru the Share Vari-referencing funk of highlight 'Treasure Seeking' … Read more
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STEFFI - Power Of Anonymity, OSTGUT TON
LONE - Emerald Fantasy Tracks, Magic Wire Recordings
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LONE

Emerald Fantasy Tracks

Magic Wire Recordings

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MAGIC02CD

*Repress* Matt Cutler has delivered impeccably produced beat music for a couple of years now, but its really in the last few months that he's found his feet drawn to a heavy, smudged style of House music. Infusing the warehouse rave heritage of his adopted home city Manchester with the same classic Chicago and NYC memes as his London counterparts, his signature feel for synaesthetically evocative melody has really started to pay dividends. 'Emerald Fantasy Tracks' is one of the most unapologetically ecstatic dancefloor albums we've heard this year, from the eccied AGCG delights of 'Aquamar… Read more
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LONE - Emerald Fantasy Tracks, Magic Wire Recordings
JONAS KOPP - Beyond The Hypnosis, Tresor Records
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JONAS KOPP

Beyond The Hypnosis

Tresor Records

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: TRESOR273CD

"If there’s one thing Jonas Kopp has proven over the last decade is that he can turn his hand to just about anything. Since debuting on Pfirter’s revered MindTrip Music back in 2006, the Buenos Aires native has managed to rack up a rich and compelling discography, coursing with ease through electronic music’s various forms. From warm Chicago house through to deep, dark and driving techno on labels like Deeply Rooted House, Stroboscopic Artefacts and more, Kopp’s hypnotic and heady sentiment has remained the red thread throughout, which has allowed him to flourish as one of techno’s more l… Read more
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JONAS KOPP - Beyond The Hypnosis, Tresor Records
BARNT - Magazine 13, Magazine
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BARNT

Magazine 13

Magazine

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MAGAZINE013

Daniel Ansorge aka Barnt backs up a deeply unique swathe of singles with his debut album, 'Magazine 13' for the eponymous label he started with fellow Köln types, Crato and Jens-Uwe Beyer. Since 2010 he's released a steady stream of records which brought back a sense of kosmiche wonder and electronic enigma that was arguably lacking in German house and techno sounds. And most crucially, he did it without sacrificing the fundamentals of big bad kicks and minimal percussion, resulting absolute bewts such as 'All Worlds All Times' and more recently with the staggering chops of 'Chappell' for Joy O & Wi… Read more
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BARNT - Magazine 13, Magazine

Thursday, 13 November

CRISTIAN VOGEL - Polyphonic Beings, Shitkatapult
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CRISTIAN VOGEL

Polyphonic Beings

Shitkatapult

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Cat. Number: STRIKE151

**Cristian Vogel gets down like few others on his dub-wise, cerebral follow-up to 'The Inertials' for Shitkatapult** "‘Polyphonic Beings’ begins with a surprisingly dub track which twists and turns, the sounds growing darker and more unexpected from track to track, minute by minute. An eerie and unbelievable sound, with all as it should be: every reverb tail, every movement of the fader, every composed note takes the listener piece by piece into Vogel’s own cosmos. He foregoes interwoven elements for swaying towers of rhythm, powerful sound passages, spaces, roads, mirrors and pathway… Read more
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CRISTIAN VOGEL - Polyphonic Beings, Shitkatapult
ILLUM SPHERE - FABRICLIVE 78: Illum Sphere, Fabric Worldwide
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ILLUM SPHERE

FABRICLIVE 78: Illum Sphere

Fabric Worldwide

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Cat. Number: FABRIC156

llum Sphere makes moves with a Fabric selection repping for his quarterly Hoya:Hoya events at the London club. Ticking off stacks of vintage box-ticklers beside their modern analogs, these 24 tracks perhaps better represent Ryan Hunn's more recent and personal tastes, rather than the wonky hip hop and colourful electronica that his Manchester-based Hoya:Hoya club night is putatively known for. Starting up with the cold, Kölnisch ambience of E.M.A.K.'s 'Sein Und Schein', he leads a calculated tour between industrial, post punk, acid and dub touchstones, sparking runs of aces lik… Read more
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ILLUM SPHERE - FABRICLIVE 78: Illum Sphere, Fabric Worldwide

Thursday, 06 November

FABRICE LIG - Galactic Soul Odyssey, Planet E

FABRICE LIG

Galactic Soul Odyssey

Planet E

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: PLE65376-2

"For his debut full length on Planet E, the dexterous producer has crafted an album of contrasts that gleefully scribbles outside the lines for an otherworldly 12-track trip of galactic proportions that mines inspiration from everyone from Todd Terje to Marvin Gaye and Quincy Jones, while retaining an undeniable thread to the Motor City. Launching with the steely tension-filled ‘Born To Be Wise’ that sounds somewhat akin to the opening musical score of a Bond film, if said flick was set on Mars, the tempo is soon set to disco via the ultra-smooth vocal injection from Hard Ton on ‘Cel… Read more
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FABRICE LIG - Galactic Soul Odyssey, Planet E
GAISER - False Light, Minus

GAISER

False Light

Minus

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Cat. Number: MINUSMIN32CD

3rd solo album of slick, elastic minimal techno by M_nus family's Gaiser. Nine tracks of wiggly Ibizan tech-house and a beatless, arpeggiated closer for measure.
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Thursday, 23 October

ADAM X - Irreformable, Sonic Groove
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ADAM X

Irreformable

Sonic Groove

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SGCD01

Techno legend Adam X at his industrial-strength best on his fifth album in this guise. With minimal airs or graces, 'Irreformable' is a seductive, straight-faced invitation to the dancefloor's dark side, exploring 10 tightly bound strains of techno informed by industrial EBM and noirish sci-fi atmospheres. Whilst this stuff may be in vogue within certain sectors, Adam proves his instinctive commitment to the sound with physically attuned rhythmic prompts - no funkless stidgy loops here - and heavy atmospheric pressure at best in the skulking, electroid opener 'Interchanges (Enter & Exit)', the inf… Read more
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ADAM X - Irreformable, Sonic Groove
DJ KOZE - Reincarnations (Pt. 2), PAMPA RECORDS
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DJ KOZE

Reincarnations (Pt. 2)

PAMPA RECORDS

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: PAMPACD010

Master remixer DJ Koze collects 14 of his best circa 2009-2014 on 'Reincarnations 2'. The first disc highlights his 'floor-raising tech-house remix of Moderat's 'Bad Kingdom' alongside his woozy blue takes on Herbert's 'It's Only' and 'You Saw It All', whilst the second disc presents his expansive, lolling rework of Mount Kimbie's 'Made To Stray' and a slow-building version of Caribou's 'Found Out', among others. Better yet, the third plate includes his mildly lysergic infection of Zwanie Jonson's 'Golden Song', a killer hip hop cut-up of Gonzales' 'Knight Moves' and a chamber jazz-tronica overhaul of Soap & Skin's 'Marche Funèbre'.
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DJ KOZE - Reincarnations (Pt. 2), PAMPA RECORDS
MIND FAIR - Mind Fair, GOLF CHANNEL

MIND FAIR

Mind Fair

GOLF CHANNEL

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Cat. Number: CHANNEL29

Chicken Lips' Dean Meredith and fellow UK producer Ben Shenton consolidate their mutual appreciation of krautrock, psych, soul, and dancefloor voodoo as Mind Fair for DJ Milo's Golf Channel. Check for the nonchalant soul stroll of 'Watt's Cookin'', the boogie downstroke of 'U Got The Lovin'' and the slow-mo poise of 'Neon Carnival'.
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DJ W!LD - When You Feel Me (Album), W

DJ W!LD

When You Feel Me (Album)

W

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Cat. Number: WCD02

Nearly three hours of well tanned, shades-on house from Guillaume Duchastel De Montrouge aka DJ W!ld.
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Thursday, 16 October

AND - Cosmic Microwave Background, ELECTRIC DELUXE
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AND

Cosmic Microwave Background

ELECTRIC DELUXE

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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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AND - Cosmic Microwave Background, ELECTRIC DELUXE
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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SEBASTIAN MULLAERT & EITAN REITER - Reflections Of Nothingness, MULE MUSIQ
HUXLEY - Blurred, AUS Music

HUXLEY

Blurred

AUS Music

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Cat. Number: AUSCD005

Huxley deals in rudest, deepest UK dance functions on debut album, 'Blurred' for Aus Music. Hovering around the idea of a deeper UK dance sound, he proves equally effective in a spectrum of styles under the original house umbrella, from D&B, garage and dubstep, to vocal house and rolling electro. Fresh production, smart songs, choice grooves.
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VARIOUS - Universal Quantifier, Halocyan Records

VARIOUS

Universal Quantifier

Halocyan Records

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Cat. Number: PHC020

Halocyan presents Universal Quantifier, a 2CD compilation featuring xxxy, Chrissy Murderbot, Hackman, Paul Woolford, Arkist, Raudive, DJ Pierre, Artifact, French Fries, Legowelt, ASC, Al Tourettes & Appleblim, Dntel and more.
RARESH - fabric 78: Raresh, Fabric Worldwide

RARESH

fabric 78: Raresh

Fabric Worldwide

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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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Thursday, 09 October

PAN-POT - Watergate 17, WATERGATE

PAN-POT

Watergate 17

WATERGATE

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Cat. Number: WG017

"Pan-Pot curate the 17th instalment of the ‘Watergate’ CD series. In 19 tracks they've compiled a mix of both new and exclusive material, as well as a couple of timeless collaborations that showcase their endemic sound whilst delivering the audience a taste of a night out at the club. The mix begins with the lush soundscape and spaced out aura of Pavel Petrov’s ‘Adapt’, which seems to be a perfect start. Immediately getting the listener cozy and engaged before shortly transitioning into the massive anthem of Radio Slave’s ‘Don’t Stop’, a telltale sign of the journey ahead. Over the next few track… Read more
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PAN-POT - Watergate 17, WATERGATE
PACO OSUNA - Long Play, Minus

PACO OSUNA

Long Play

Minus

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Cat. Number: MINUSMAX29

"After a three-year production hiatus, Barcelona's Paco Osuna returns a new release for Richie Hawtin's Minus label, but also his debut LP, entitled Long Play—eight precision tracks, purpose built for the dance floor in his inimitable style."

Thursday, 02 October

HIEROGLYPHIC BEING & THE CONFIGURATIVE OR MODULAR ME TRIO - The Seer Of Cosmic Visions, Planet Mu
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Chicago's Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being is 'The Seer Of Cosmic Visions'. Arriving not long since his amazing 'Worst DJ Ever' mix for Reel Torque, this is his first studio album of 2014 - unusually so, considering that he self-released some seven albums in 2013 - drawing from previously vinyl-only releases and new experiments to document his most vivid, recent revelations. They all tend to the noisier, innately abstract side of his oeuvre - call it Rhythmic Cubism or Cosmic Be-Bop rather than "outsider house" - steeped in the EBM/ho… Read more
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HIEROGLYPHIC BEING & THE CONFIGURATIVE OR MODULAR ME TRIO - The Seer Of Cosmic Visions, Planet Mu
SECOND STOREY - Double Divide, Houndstooth
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SECOND STOREY

Double Divide

Houndstooth

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Cat. Number: HTH031CD

Second Storey, the new alias of Al Tourettes, presents a complex, tortuous solo debut LP on Houndstooth. Clearly inspired by classic AFX and Autechre, with 'Double Divide', he draws on a deep reserve of melancholy UK bass/techno expressions to realise his most intricate and outstanding compositions to date. Freed of the immediate need to drive a dancefloor, Storey invites the listener deeper into previously unobserved parts of his sound with a ten track narrative vacillating between swirly wormholes and spacious yet knotted grooves in a quicksilver play of tension and release, or light and… Read more
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SECOND STOREY - Double Divide, Houndstooth
GUI BORATTO - Abaporu, Kompakt

GUI BORATTO

Abaporu

Kompakt

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Cat. Number: KompaktCD115

"Gui Boratto strings together various contemporary strands of pop-infused techno and house and translates them into his very own stream of groove consciousness - also an act of cultural appropriation, as both Abaporu's cover artwork and title suggest: putting an inspired twist on Brazil's most famous modernist painting from early 20th century artist Tarsilo Do Amaral, they draw from the rich history of Brazilian modern art, where European and indigenous influences would collide in the most exciting manner. Elegantly swinging album opener Antropofagia elaborates on this by directly referencing the… Read more
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GUI BORATTO - Abaporu, Kompakt