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Thursday, 16 October

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

Format_dot_cd2CD // £12.49

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

Expanded (Live At The Barbican)

Infectious Music

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

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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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

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

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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BATIDA - Dois, Soundway Records
OOZING WOUND - Earth Suck, Thrill Jockey
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OOZING WOUND

Earth Suck

Thrill Jockey

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.49

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

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

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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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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CUT HANDS - Festival Of The Dead, BLACKEST EVER BLACK
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

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.99

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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VARIOUS - Local Customs: Cavern Sound, Numero Group
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VARIOUS

Local Customs: Cavern Sound

Numero Group

Format_dot_cdCD // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: NUM054CD

"Local Customs: Cavern Sounds covers six years lost in the deranging darkness of Independence, Missouri's Pixley limestone mine, where a team of misfit engineers captured the reverberating echoes of Kansas City's rock 'n' roll blasting cap. Taped in the subterranean studio headspace of Cavern between 1967 and 1973 are previously unissued recordings by Jaded, Larry Sands & the Sound Affair, Sheriff, Mulligan, Stone Wall, Morningstar, the Montaris, and the Dantes, alongside the most explosive tracks released on KC's Pearce, Rock, and Cave labels by the likes of the Reactions, Burlingt… Read more
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VARIOUS - Local Customs: Cavern Sound, Numero Group
MUSEUM OF LOVE - Museum Of Love, DFA

MUSEUM OF LOVE

Museum Of Love

DFA

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: DFA2422CD

"Museum Of Love is the musical project of Pat Mahoney (founding member of LCD Soundsystem) and Dennis McNany (Jee Day). Long-time friends in New York, McNany and Mahoney found a similar sensibility and a shared vocabulary for interpreting surroundings, something that began with their remix of Battles’ 'My Machines’ (featuring Gary Numan) and extended into their creation of a full length record together…"
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ZEITKRATZER  - Zeitkratzer + Keiji Haino, ZEITKRATZER
"On his second release with zeitkratzer, Keiji Haino concentrates solely on his voice. No electronics are used except for amplification. Nevertheless, this live recording is even more radical than the first one. Radical is the concentration on the very limited but frenetic musical material, worked out in detail, which is rarely heard in the noise context - enabling Keiji Haino to sit on it, fly over, to merge or just to oppose. zeitkratzer's amplified instruments, played with extended techniques as developed by the group and its outstanding musicians over more than a decade and Hai… Read more
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ZEITKRATZER  - Zeitkratzer + Keiji Haino, ZEITKRATZER
AXXON N - Heal, Domestic

AXXON N

Heal

Domestic

Format_dot_cd2CD // £10.49

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: DOM015

‘Heal’ is 21 year-old AxxoN N’s 4 year labour of love, a debut album with each track addressing and coming to terms with states of depression and anxiety. Sourced almost entirely by samples, it’s a work that is hard to categorise, perhaps a distant cousin of Autechre and the more fluid experiments of Kraftwerk around the time of Radio Activity.
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FOXYGEN - …And Star Power, Jagjaguwar

FOXYGEN

…And Star Power

Jagjaguwar

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: JAG252CD

"2013 saw the mercurial success of ‘21st Century’ the debut Foxygen album. The quick-fire success made for an altogether turbulent year for the band. Foxygen's always captivating live performances shifted from eruptive to sometimes frightening — and then, just put on ice altogether. But Sam France and Rado found secret sanctuary in their new studio, Dream Star, and holing up in some of LA's most famous hotels for more recording. Writing music together is what their friendship has always thrived upon. At Dream Star in the northernmost passage of LA's valley, they reformed as a punk band calle… Read more
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FOXYGEN - …And Star Power, Jagjaguwar
PAN-POT - Watergate 17, WATERGATE

PAN-POT

Watergate 17

WATERGATE

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

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
SCHLAMMPEITZIGER - What's Fruit, Pingipung
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SCHLAMMPEITZIGER

What's Fruit

Pingipung

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: PINGIPUNG42CD

"With his new album “What's Fruit”, Schlammpeitziger touches the dancefloor more than ever before in his 22-year long career. Yet his dancefloor is a playful one. The Cologne based composer's sounds electrify with their multi-layered melodic structures. He weaves countless details in perfection, to a high density of musical activity, always focusing on the slow, driving beats which hold everything together. Each of the eight tracks represents shades of the unique humour we love about Schlammpeitziger. Unlike his previous records which had been mostly made with analogue synths, this album h… Read more
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SCHLAMMPEITZIGER - What's Fruit, Pingipung

Thursday, 02 October

LEWIS - Romantic Times, Light In The Attic
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LEWIS

Romantic Times

Light In The Attic

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: LITA123

*The long lost second album from the enigmatic Lewis Baloue, first time available on CD and newly re-mastered* It’s taken a while for copies of this to filter through since Light In The Attic finally managed to track down the enigmatic producer, but boy what a treat ‘Romantic Times’ is. Even harder to categorise than ‘L’Amour’, this mythical second album (well, no one really knew of its existence until a couple of months back) is a total anomaly - a highly personal, eccentric album that oozes a singular musical vision. It’s true that Lewis’ croning has an almost comic effect to it - overly emotio… Read more
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LEWIS - Romantic Times, Light In The Attic
ZOLA JESUS - Taiga, Mute
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ZOLA JESUS

Taiga

Mute

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: CDSTUMM373

Finally Zola Jesus finds her feet with 'Taiga', her 5th solo LP, and debut for Mute. The lo-fi house horse she rode in on in 2009 has been thoroughly spooked, leaving her as a gothic survivor adapting to new modes in 'Taiga', from the brooding trap/D&B fusion bolstering her distinct vocals in the titular opener, thru martial breakbeat techno in 'Hunger' and R&B-weighted chamber pop in 'Go (Blank Sea)', or emoting like a kohl-eyed Rihanna in closer, 'It's Not Over'. For us, it's all much more palatable than anything since 'Conatus', and at least a few of the tracks, 'Dangerous Days' and that closer, s… Read more
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ZOLA JESUS - Taiga, Mute