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Thursday, 16 October

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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FUTURE 3 - With & Without, Morr Music
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
THURSTON MOORE - The Best Day, Matador
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THURSTON MOORE

The Best Day

Matador

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: OLE1062

Thurston Moore’s first solo record since 2010’s Demolished Thoughts features James Sedwards of Nought (guitar), Deb Googe of My Bloody Valentine (bass) and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth (drums), the album radiates with both his signature thrashing electric guitars as well as blissful 12-string acoustic ballads..
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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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VARIOUS / LTM - The American Avant-Garde in the 20th Century, LTM Recordings
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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JANE WEAVER - The Silver Globe, Finders Keepers Records
HUXLEY - Blurred, AUS Music

HUXLEY

Blurred

AUS Music

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TECHNO / HOUSE

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 - Next Stop Soweto presents Spirit Of Malombo: Malombo, Jabula, Jazz Afrika 1966-1984, Strut
"Following the label’s acclaimed ‘Next Stop Soweto’ compilation series, Strut returns to the rich music heritage of South Africa for another landmark compilation celebrating the influential and heavily political music of drummer Julian Bahula since the mid-‘60s with the Malombo Jazz Makers, Jabula and Jazz Afrika bands. Bahula’s first group was the Malombo Jazzmen, led by guitarist Philip Tabane with flautist Abbey Cindi and they broke the mould, introducing indigenous malombo drums alongside guitar and flute to create a strong n… Read more
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VARIOUS - Next Stop Soweto presents Spirit Of Malombo: Malombo, Jabula, Jazz Afrika 1966-1984, Strut
FRANCISCO MEIRINO / ILIOS - Travaux, ENTR'ACTE
Intense, abstract and superbly detailed compositions crafted entirely from field recordings made in Lausanne, Switzerland, between 2012 and 2013. It would appear that both artists use the same, or at least similar, set of recordings to realise contrasting perspectives on the same set of circumstances. Of the two, Francisco Meirino's 'Les oiseaux du lac Stymphale' is much more upfront, favouring the louder dynamics and haphazard shock of builders hammers, saws and clanking machinery to birth a deeply resonant bass modulation at the core of his kinetic scene, eventually tailing off to qu… Read more
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FRANCISCO MEIRINO / ILIOS - Travaux, ENTR'ACTE
ALFREDO COSTA MONTEIRO - Insula, ENTR'ACTE
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ALFREDO COSTA MONTEIRO

Insula

ENTR'ACTE

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: E174

**Edition of 200** 'Insula' is an immersive 40 minute multi-channel composition for electric organ, commissioned by L'ull Cec for The Game of Life Foundation's spatialisation sound system (consisting of 192 speakers and 12 subwoofers, using the Wave Field Synthesis technique). This stereo version was performed on 20th June 2012 at Fabra i Coats, Barcelona.
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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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BURNT FRIEDMAN & DANIEL DODD-ELLIS - Cease to Matter, Nonplace
VARIOUS - Universal Quantifier, Halocyan Records

VARIOUS

Universal Quantifier

Halocyan Records

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TECHNO / HOUSE

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.
THE ORCHIDS - Beatitude #9, Acuarela
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THE ORCHIDS

Beatitude #9

Acuarela

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: NOIS1113CD

"The Orchids formed near Glasgow in 1986. Since day one they were one of the darlings of the illustrious Sarah Record’s roster and developed far more on that label than any band not named The Field Mice. Starting with a melancholy guitar-pop sound on Lyceum and contemporaneous 7”s, they moved on to become more keyboard and sample/effects-based for their 2nd and 3rd albums, Unholy Soul and Striving For the Lazy Perfection, saw the development of a more electronic sound as they continued to work with producer Ian Carmichael (One Dove). Then, in 1995 they disappeared without ever really splitting… Read more
THE ORCHIDS - Beatitude #9, Acuarela
BATIDA - Dois, Soundway Records

BATIDA

Dois

Soundway Records

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WORLD

Cat. Number: SNDWCD059

"Strands of Afro-House, Kuduro, Benga, Semba, samples from old Angolan movies and Afrobeat tracks, African MCs and musicians from all over the world are all deftly mixed together by Pedro Coquenão. Inspired by the multicultural hotbed of his home city of Lisbon and trips to Nairobi and Luanda, 'Dois' was predominately produced in his own garage-studio over a two-year period. English, Portuguese, Quimbundo and Zulu languages all feature on 'Luxo' with Spoek Mathambo (South Africa) & his crew contributing the lyrics together with Angolan MC Sacerdote and a guitar riff by Duncan Lloyd (Maximo Park). On 'Céu'… Read more
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OOZING WOUND - Earth Suck, Thrill Jockey
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OOZING WOUND

Earth Suck

Thrill Jockey

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: THRILL369CD

*CD version presented in a four panel mini-LP style gatefold package* Oozing Wound is a thrash trio featuring veterans of Chicago’s underground scene. ‘Earth Suck’ is the explosive follow up to the band’s breakout debut ‘Retrash’, which earned them praise from the New York Times, Pitchfork, Decibel and more
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
GLADSTONE ANDERSON & LYNN TAITT & THE JETS - Glad Sounds, Dub Store Records
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GLADSTONE ANDERSON & LYNN TAITT & THE JETS

Glad Sounds

Dub Store Records

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DUB / REGGAE

Cat. Number: DSRCD504

*Japanese mini-LP style packaging with obi-strip* "Trinidad born legendary guitarist, Lynn Taitt, who brought the first wave of Rocksteady to the Island, and Gladdy Anderson who is well known as a Skatalites' pianist, got together to record this Rocksteady instrumental album 'Glad Sounds' at Federal Studio in 1968. Released from the Merritone label, which was managed under Federal, the album depicts the heyday and best sound of Rocksteady as well as the label itself. This album is for the first time reissued by Dub Store Records. The album tracks consist mainly of co… Read more
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GLADSTONE ANDERSON & LYNN TAITT & THE JETS - Glad Sounds, Dub Store Records
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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VARIOUS - King Jammys Dancehall 1985-1989 (Pt. 1), Dub Store Records

Thursday, 09 October

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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PHARMAKON - Bestial Burden, Sacred Bones Records
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PHARMAKON

Bestial Burden

Sacred Bones Records

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: SBR-117CD

NYC's Margaret Chardiet aka Pharmakon churns her guts out in this bloodied follow-up to her acclaimed album debut, 'Abandon' (2013). Four days before she was supposed to fly to Europe, touring in support of 'Abandon', Margaret had a medical emergency which resulted in major surgery and the loss of an organ. 'Bestial Burden' was realised during this time, written and fleshed-out whilst she came to terms with the situation; "I thought of my corporeal body anthropomorphically, with a will or intent of its own, outside of my will's control, and seeking to sabotage. I began to explore the idea of … Read more
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PHARMAKON - Bestial Burden, Sacred Bones Records
HAILU MERGIA & THE WALIAS - Tche Belew, AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
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HAILU MERGIA & THE WALIAS

Tche Belew

AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA

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WORLD

Cat. Number: ATFA012CD

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

Electricity - Elektronische Musik Aus Düsseldorf

Groenland Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: CDGRON141

Excellent primer on the diffuse, highly influential elektronik music scene centred around the N.W. German industrial city, Düsseldorf circa late '70s-early '80s. Spanning work by common elements such as Wolfgang Riechmann - who played with both Kraftwerk, La Düsseldorf, and Neu!'s Michael Rother - in the sparkling 'Wunderbar', and La Düsseldorf's eponymous anthem, through to the ambient visions of Harmonia & Eno, and or the proto-techno warning volleys of D.A.F.'s 'Der Mussolini', Die Krupps' helter skelter 'Wahre Arbeit Wahrer Lohn' and Liasons Dangereuses' dead… Read more
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VARIOUS - Electricity - Elektronische Musik Aus Düsseldorf, Groenland Records
KINDNESS - Otherness, Female Energy
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KINDNESS

Otherness

Female Energy

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: FEMNRGCD2

"Adam Bainbridge returns, co-writing with Robyn, Kelela, Ghanaian rapper M.anifest and Devonté Hynes (Blood Orange et al), a long-time friend whose 2013 ’Cupid Deluxe’ included contributions from Bainbridge. ‘Otherness’ is Adam's vision, but it's a collective vision. On the album’s opening track, ‘World Restart’, Bainbridge’s vocals remain in the backing chorus. Kelela and Ade sing the lead parts. The song rides the sort of lithe and loose horns (by Finn Peters) you might hear on a Fela Kuti record, but they're tethered to a boogie bassline and Bainbridge's own rich percussive clatter…"
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KINDNESS - Otherness, Female Energy
LAST EX - Last Ex, Constellation
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LAST EX

Last Ex

Constellation

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: CST107CD

"New instrumental rock project of Simon Trottier and Olivier Fairfield from Timber Timbre long active in Quebec's experimental/punk scene. Also features Timber Timbre frontman Taylor Kirk. When Timber Timbre’s ambient music for a horror film went unused back in 2012, Trottier and Fairfield began revisiting the sound palette they had built up for the soundtrack at Trottier's studio in Hull, Quebec, expanding on their techniques and textures, adding drums, bass and various other instruments, and. The duo found that they had dug into some very fertile territory, writing additional songs throughout 2013 a… Read more
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LAST EX - Last Ex, Constellation
SKY WALKING - Sky Walking, Sky Walking
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SKY WALKING

Sky Walking

Sky Walking

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JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: SkyWalking1CD

A trio of Hamburg's finest, Peter M. Kersten (Lawrence), Christian Naujocks, and Richard Von Der Schulenburg, feel out a quietly freeform jazz-electronica sound as Sky Walking. Improvising in hushed dialogue at a "rotten studio in the backyard of a record store in Hamburg", the trio channel influence from the rustling backdrops of Gruppo Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Gerard Grisey's spectral experiments, and Psychic TV's strange sound worlds via a "weird collection of instruments" including some Russian microphones and the "saddest sounding steel drum". The results unfurling a miniature m… Read more
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SKY WALKING - Sky Walking, Sky Walking
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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VARIOUS / LTM - The French Avant-Garde in the 20th Century, LTM Recordings
CHICKS ON SPEED - Artstravaganza, Chicks On Speed

CHICKS ON SPEED

Artstravaganza

Chicks On Speed

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: COSR47CD

"Chicks on Speed return with their first album since 2009’s "Cutting The Edge”. Artstravaganza was created by Murray-Leslie and Logan in collaboration with leading contemporary artists, activists, producers and a princess, including: Julian Assange, Yoko Ono, Peter Weibel, Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, Christopher Just, Oliver Horton, Angie Seah and Anat Ben- David…,"
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NEHRUVIANDOOM - NehruvianDOOM, Lex Records
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NEHRUVIANDOOM

NehruvianDOOM

Lex Records

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BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: LEX099CD

Up-and-coming NYC rapper, Bishop Nehru, gets served a healthy sack of beats by metal-fingers-in-exile, Doom, for his debut album with Lex Records. Imagine how gassed Nehru must be, a 19 year old MC with a massive thing for golden-era '90s hip hop, who's been given a debut vehicle by the guy who defined that era at its most rugged, smartest? Luckily it doesn't go to his head on 'NehruvianDOOM (Sound Of The Son)'. He comes off as a keen, hungry, disciplined rapper with a consciousness beyond his years. But it's debatable how far he stamps his own personality on the project. Riding over a sel… Read more
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NEHRUVIANDOOM - NehruvianDOOM, Lex Records
REDINHO - Redinho, NUMBERS
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REDINHO

Redinho

NUMBERS

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: NMBRS28CD

Redinho pays up on the promise of his early 12" trio with the talkbox-abusing electro-funk of his debut album. A big favourite of Glasgow/London's Numbers fam, Red's sound is steeped in proper, West Coast G-funk and jazz-nimble electronica, streaming forward electric synthlines and his talkbox signatures anchored by a diverse range of rhythms, from Carpenter-esque slow electro ('Stinger') to broken beats a la Dorian Concept ('Searching'), thru to beautiful Balearic chug ('Shem') and plentiful percolating boogie heaters. RIYL Rustie, Jam City, Jackmaster's Tweak-a-holic sessions.
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REDINHO - Redinho, NUMBERS
WILD BEASTS - Present Tense (Special Edition), Domino Recording Co

WILD BEASTS

Present Tense (Special Edition)

Domino Recording Co

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: WIGCD279X

*Deluxe edition of Wild Beasts' fourth album, ‘Present Tense’* "Accompanying the original album is a bonus disc of remix material from artists including Factory Floor, Juan Atkins, Lone, East India Youth and Sohn, as well as a brand new remix of ‘Palace’ from Foals.
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