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Thursday, 17 July

WOMAN'S HOUR - Conversations, Secretly Canadian

WOMAN'S HOUR

Conversations

Secretly Canadian

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: SC313CD

'Conversations’ displays the intricate construction and intimacy of The xx and the iridescent shimmer of Summer-defining indie pop. Their music - as poignantly personal as pop gets - has a rare singularity and purpose…"
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JUNGLE - Jungle (Limited edition), XL Recordings

JUNGLE

Jungle (Limited edition)

XL Recordings

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: XLCD647X

**Black jewel case with a gold disc** London's most-hyped soul crew finally unveil their debut album after a studied viral marketing campaign. Includes all the tracks from their singles plus a ruck of new gear."Jungle are based around a core musical duo of lifelong friends known simply as ‘J’ and ‘T’, who expand to a thrilling seven piece live, and make mesmeric, kaleidoscopic modern soul that’s unmistakably born in the UK but has true global appeal. The album was recorded between the band’s own home studio in Shepherds Bush, London and the XL Recordings studio in nearby Ladbroke Grove."
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JUNGLE - Jungle (Limited edition), XL Recordings
IRMLER + LIEBEZEIT - Flut, Klangbad
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IRMLER + LIEBEZEIT

Flut

Klangbad

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: KLANGBAD65CD

*Six improvisations between organ and percussion from Faust's Jochen Irmler and Can's Jaki Liebzeit* "Jochen Irmler and Jaki Liebzeit met in the town of Scheer last July to prepare for an upcoming concert at the slaughterhouse in Sigmaringen as well as for a subsequent appearance in the Kammerspiele in Munich. However, they quickly decided to stop rehearsing and instead record FLUT - an album that regroups six improvisations between organ and percussion. FLUT adds another chapter to Irmler’s collaborations, which aim to explore, whenever possible, the hidden potential that lies dormant in the cl… Read more
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IRMLER + LIEBEZEIT - Flut, Klangbad
VARIOUS - Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label, Numero Group
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VARIOUS

Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label

Numero Group

Format_dot_cd2CD // £24.49

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: NUM053CD

"Fueled by the financial drippings of number runners and boosted by Hall-of-Fame running back Jim Brown, Cleveland, Ohio's Way Out Records offered asylum for a rising crop of rogue soul men, rust-belt vocal ensembles, and trial-by-fire producers. Helmed by a friendly consortium of hustlers, police officers, and gridiron giants, pet project beget obsession as Motown arrangers, gospel choirs, and the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra were all beckoned to the wrong side of the tracks to mint masterpieces for the Sensations, Volcanic Eruption, the Exceptional Three, and Bobby Wade, all… Read more
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VARIOUS - Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label, Numero Group
SUN RA ARKESTRA - Live in Nickelsdorf 1984, TROST
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SUN RA ARKESTRA

Live in Nickelsdorf 1984

TROST

Format_dot_cd3CD // £19.99

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: TR118

The great Sun Ra Arkestra, recorded live at Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf, Austria – 11th march 1984. Recording of the whole three hour performance in a deluxe gatefold Digipak.
EMMA TRICCA - Relic, Finders Keepers Records

EMMA TRICCA

Relic

Finders Keepers Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: 017EGGSCD

"The Giallo princess returns. Raised into a unique pop-cultural landscape surrounded by Giallo comic books, whistling Morricone film scores, vibrant religious imagery and expensive furniture design, Italian born Emma Tricca’s childhood playground formed a very different backdrop to that of the many whispery femme-folk revivalists that have popped up and pooped-out over the last hum-strummed decade. Emma Tricca didn’t fall into a comfy kaftan via her parents’ bottle fed record collection during her pre-paid college off-years nor was she torn out of a style mag via a few guitar lessons to decorate the… Read more
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EMMA TRICCA - Relic, Finders Keepers Records
CALYX & TEEBEE - FABRICLIVE 76: Calyx & TeeBee, Fabric Worldwide

CALYX & TEEBEE

FABRICLIVE 76: Calyx & TeeBee

Fabric Worldwide

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

JUNGLE / FOOTWORK

Cat. Number: FABRIC152

Calyx and TeeBee splice together a whopping 34 tracks featurinf Calibre, Optical, Ulterior Motive and some exclusive productions and VIP’s from the pair themselves.
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WHITE FENCE - For The Recently Found Innocent, Drag City

WHITE FENCE

For The Recently Found Innocent

Drag City

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DC603CD

"‘For The Recently Found Innocent’ is many things - the fifth White Fence album, the first White Fence album to be recorded outside the bedroom fence (with live drumming!), the first White Fence record to be produced for Drag City, the second time that Tim Presley and Ty Segall have met to record music (does anyone remember ‘Hair’?), this time pure and simply committed in the name of White Fence. Inevitably, the collision at the intersection of all these winding roads is a beautiful pileup of deep impacts, graceful lines and open space embodied in sound. White Fence’s previ… Read more
WHITE FENCE - For The Recently Found Innocent, Drag City

Thursday, 10 July

ALESSANDRO CORTINI - Sonno, HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
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ALESSANDRO CORTINI

Sonno

HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HOS-412CD

*Hospital Productions debut from Nine Inch Nails’ Alessandro Cortini, a suite of 9 analogue synth pieces complete with found and ambient sounds* Alessandro Cortini is best known as the lead electronics performer in Nine Inch Nails’, but in recent years his work as ‘Sonoio' and a pair of fine albums for Important Records under his own name have highlighted his own individual productions. Known as one of the pre-eminent Buchla masters in North America, Cortini makes a surprising departure on this debut album for Hospital Productions by making use of little more than a Roland MC 202 fed through … Read more
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ALESSANDRO CORTINI - Sonno, HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
PLASTIKMAN - EX - Performed live at the Guggenheim, NYC, Mute
'EX' is the first new Plastikman album in over ten years. It was recorded live at the Guggenheim Museum in New York at the behest of fashion designer, Raf Simons, a big Plastikman fan who booked Richie on behalf of Dior. And yet, whilst that setting may be a far cry from Plastikman's roots in warehouses and basements, the results distinctly hark back to the glacial modulations and optimised pulses of classics such as 'Sheet One' or 'Musik', but perhaps with smoother sort of tonal gradients and slippery arrangements that simply couldn't have been achieved two decades ago when Richie wrote the blueprint for minimal techno...
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PLASTIKMAN - EX - Performed live at the Guggenheim, NYC, Mute
EDVARD GRAHAM LEWIS - All Over, Editions Mego
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EDVARD GRAHAM LEWIS

All Over

Editions Mego

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: eMEGO193

Editions Mego present the first new solo recordings from Edvard Graham Lewis - songwriter and musician behind seminal records with Wire, Dome and He Said - to be released this century. Recorded and produced by Lewis at Tip Top Studios, Uppsala, Sweden between 2003-2013, 'All Over' is a fine example of his technofied, industrialised pop songwriting, balancing focus between song structures and sound design. His oaky, affected baritone is present and correct across 12 pieces strung out from the chugging techno chamber-pop of 'Straight into the Corner' and the gauzier slug of 'Bluebird' thru o… Read more
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EDVARD GRAHAM LEWIS - All Over, Editions Mego
VARIOUS - Country Funk Volume II 1967 - 1974, Light In The Attic
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VARIOUS

Country Funk Volume II 1967 - 1974

Light In The Attic

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: LITA116

*Volume II of Light In The Attic's highly regarded Country Funk collection, all tracks newly re-mastered and featuring cuts by Bob Darin, Townes Van Zandt, Gene Clark , Jim Ford, JJ Cale, Thomas Jefferson Kaye, Willie Nelson and more* "In 2012, Country Funk 1969-1975 (Volume I) gathered together songs from a genre with no name. It’s a genre created not from geography or shared ideology but a term applied retrospectively based solely on the feel of the songs: hip-swinging rhythms with bourbon on the breath. These were songs to make your cowboy boots itchy, written and performed… Read more
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VARIOUS - Country Funk Volume II 1967 - 1974, Light In The Attic
JAMES BLACKSHAW - Fantômas : Le Faux Magistrat, TOMPKINS SQUARE
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JAMES BLACKSHAW

Fantômas : Le Faux Magistrat

TOMPKINS SQUARE

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: TSQ5012

"In celebration of the centenary of Louis Feuillade’s Fantômas silent film series, James Blackshaw was invited by Yann Tiersen to perform a live score to the fifth and final film, Le Faux Magistrat, at the beautiful and prestigious surroundings of the Théâtre de Châtelet, Paris on October 31st 2013.Fantômas – a master of disguise and symbol of terror – is one of the most popular characters in French crime fiction, as well as a favourite with the avant-garde, particularly the surrealists.Tim Hecker, Amiina, Yann Tiersen and Loney Dear also performed during the event (which wa… Read more
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JAMES BLACKSHAW - Fantômas : Le Faux Magistrat, TOMPKINS SQUARE
SERGIO MENDES & BRAZIL '66 - Stillness: The Original Classic 1970 Brazil Album, Soul Jazz Records
*Deluxe reissue in oversized book-style packaging* "This classic and groundbreaking album was recorded in Los Angeles in 1970, at a time when Sergio Mendes was at the height of his commercial status with his incredibly successful musical blend of Brazilian flavours and American pop sensibility. ‘Stillness’ was a decisive break away from commercial pop towards a more serious and mature sound. Powerful new vocal songs such as ‘Stillness’ and ‘Righteous Life’ signified a new era in the music of Sergio Mendes. The Brazilian influence is, if anything… Read more
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SERGIO MENDES & BRAZIL '66 - Stillness: The Original Classic 1970 Brazil Album, Soul Jazz Records
VARIOUS - Tropicalia. The Definitive 1968 Classic Brazilian Album, Soul Jazz Records
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VARIOUS

Tropicalia. The Definitive 1968 Classic Brazilian Album

Soul Jazz Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

WORLD

Cat. Number: USCD58

*Deluxe reissued housed in an oversized book-style cover* "This album is the definitive statement of the Tropicalia movement in Brazil. The album’s collaborators - Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tom Zé, Nara Leao, Gal Costa and Os Mutantes - mixed psychedelic rock with boleros, sambas, bossa nova and jazz into a carnival-esque parade which first announced the new global sound of Brazilian music. What is stunning is that this anarchic and groundbreaking release was recorded at the height of the Brazilian military dictatorship, during an era where censorship… Read more
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VARIOUS - Tropicalia. The Definitive 1968 Classic Brazilian Album, Soul Jazz Records
REINHOLD FRIEDL - Mutanza, BOCIAN RECORDS
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REINHOLD FRIEDL

Mutanza

BOCIAN RECORDS

Format_dot_cdCD // £7.49

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: BC11

**Stunning solo album by the Zeitkratzer Ensemble's technical visionary and virtuoso of the "inside piano"** Reinhold Friedl says: "This CD presents compositions for piano using the instrument in an unorthodox way. The strings are bowed with nylon strings, stimulated by E-Bows, rubbed with metal, the keys' sound is examined as a corrugated surface and staccato rhythms are repeated in a narrow register. On the one hand, the pieces introduced here explore new ways of playing the piano. In this sense they are "enlarged playing techniques", as they have been developed for most instruments in the s… Read more
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REINHOLD FRIEDL - Mutanza, BOCIAN RECORDS
ANGKANANG KUNCHAI - Isan Lam Plearn, EM Records
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ANGKANANG KUNCHAI

Isan Lam Plearn

EM Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

WORLD

Cat. Number: EM1126CD

**Newly remastered, groundbreaking collection of hybrid Thai folk/pop. The artist's first release outside the Thai record market** "The relaunch of EM Records’ Thai music series. Paradise Bangkok, Soi 48 and EM Records have teamed up to deliver a new series showcasing the extraordinary performances of some of Thailand’s greatest musical legends. The first release is the seminal album Isan Lam Plearn released in 1975 by Angkanang Kunchai. This album represents a crucial moment in Thai musical history when the performance styles of Molam (*1) and Luk Thung (*2) were fused together for … Read more
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ANGKANANG KUNCHAI - Isan Lam Plearn, EM Records
SUBMERSE - Slow Waves, PROJECT MOONCIRCLE
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SUBMERSE

Slow Waves

PROJECT MOONCIRCLE

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: PMC132CD

*Hushed debut album of chiming down-beats from Submerse** "Slow Waves is a collection of multi-layered memories, stacked like grainy polaroids in an old box in the closet or under the bed while the colours fade. A young Rob at the beach or on his first day of grammar school. Images of travels across Europe and Japan, moments slipping in trains or planes while landscapes pass by. Memories so unique to his life, yet so similar to the fading memories of youth and adolescence we all have… After a series of well acclaimed EP’s, each of them created at very specific moments in the artists life, submerse… Read more
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SUBMERSE - Slow Waves, PROJECT MOONCIRCLE
VARIOUS - A Rhythm & Blues Chronology 1, Rhythm & Blues
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VARIOUS

A Rhythm & Blues Chronology 1

Rhythm & Blues

Format_dot_cd4CD // £19.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: RANDB030

"Rhythm and Blues was not generally recognised as a distinct musical genre until the years following the end of World War II. These 4CD sets centred on 1940-1941 attempt to pinpoint records typical of the various strands of music which coalesced into what can now be seen as a historically definable form of black popular music, commonly abbreviated to R&B. Previously, the American record industry had marketed blues, jazz, jug band, hokum, sacred and novelty music under the catch-all phrase, race music. After the war, an increasing sensitivity to racism generated the need for a new t… Read more
VARIOUS - A Rhythm & Blues Chronology 1, Rhythm & Blues
VARIOUS - A Rhythm & Blues Chronology 2, Rhythm & Blues
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VARIOUS

A Rhythm & Blues Chronology 2

Rhythm & Blues

Format_dot_cd4CD // £19.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: RANDB031

"Rhythm and Blues was not generally recognised as a distinct musical genre until the years following the end of World War II. These 4CD sets centred on 1942-1944 attempt to pinpoint records typical of the various strands of music which coalesced into what can now be seen as a historically definable form of black popular music, commonly abbreviated to R&B. Previously, the American record industry had marketed blues, jazz, jug band, hokum, sacred and novelty music under the catch-all phrase, race music. After the war, an increasing sensitivity to racism generated the need for a new t… Read more
VARIOUS - A Rhythm & Blues Chronology 2, Rhythm & Blues
FINK - Hard Believer (Album), R'COUP'D

FINK

Hard Believer (Album)

R'COUP'D

Format_dot_cd2CD // £9.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: RCPDCD001

*CD format includes a bonus CD of acoustic versions of album tracks (exclusive to this format), presented in a fine linen hardback bookpack featuring 36 pages of photography and lyrics with artwork by James Lake* "‘Hard Believer’ is the new studio album from Fink and the first release on the R’COUP’D imprint, recorded at Hollywood’s Sound Factory studios with producer Billy Bush (protégé of Butch Vig and producer / mixer for Garbage, Beck, Jake Bugg, Foster The People). "
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STEPHEN STEINBRINK - Arranged Waves, Melodic

STEPHEN STEINBRINK

Arranged Waves

Melodic

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: MELO094CD

"There’s much to be said for solitude. It gives you time to step back and reflect. Self-taught songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and home recordist Stephen Steinbrink has had plenty of time to do that. Having spent the last 13 of his 25 years on this planet travelling solo in Greyhounds, Toyota minivans, and European trains, his wanderlust travels as seen through his Lennon frames have shaped stunning breakthrough album Arranged Waves. Screwing with expectations, Arranged Waves goes beyond what you might think. Whilst getting inside its chords by finger-picking counter melodies, Ste… Read more
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STEPHEN STEINBRINK - Arranged Waves, Melodic
THE CLEAN - Anthology, Merge Records
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THE CLEAN

Anthology

Merge Records

Format_dot_cd2CD // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: MRG220CD

*Double CD / 46-Track compilation from New Zealand's hugely influential The Clean* "Anthology serves as a celebration of The Clean, a band whose influence extends so far beyond their New Zealand home that even if you have never heard of The Clean before, you have surely heard of some of the bands (Pavement, Yo La Tengo, and Superchunk, to name a few) who have been influenced by their unique blend of homemade garage rock, hook-filled melodies, and psychedelic experimentalism. The album is a compilation from across The Clean’s legendary career, which began in 1981 and continues today. Merge original… Read more
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THE CLEAN - Anthology, Merge Records
FIRE! ORCHESTRA - Enter, Rune Grammofon
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FIRE! ORCHESTRA

Enter

Rune Grammofon

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: RCD2158

"It can’t be easy gathering 28 of Northern Europe’s finest jazz and improvising musicians in one place at the same time, which is why Sweden’s Fire! Orchestra has been one of the continent’s best kept secrets so far. After playing rare shows a handful of times a year, this incredible mass ensemble is getting ready to unleash its full power with Enter, its first studio recording. This isn’t jazz: this is Nordic dynamite. Fire! originated as the trio of Swedish improv masters Mats Gusfasson (sax), Johan Berthling (bass) and Andreas Werliin (drums). None of them are what you could call jazz purists;… Read more
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FIRE! ORCHESTRA - Enter, Rune Grammofon
ANAND WILDER & MAXWELL KARDON - Break Line The Musical, Mute
"‘Break Line’ is Anand Wilder (Yeasayer co-founder, vocalist / multi-instrumentalist) and Maxwell Kardon’s project, created with a community of friends and ten years in the making. ‘Break Line’ is cultivated from a story created back in 2004, a classic tale of betrayal, pride and love lost set to music inspired by concept albums and rock operas of the 1970s. The list of players captures a very special, collaborative time in Brooklyn, when the music scene was beginning to erupt. In 2008, Anand and Maxwell put together a core band with Ira Wolf Tuton (Yeasayer) on bass… Read more
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ANAND WILDER & MAXWELL KARDON - Break Line The Musical, Mute
TOMASZ KRAKOWIAK - Moulins, BOCIAN RECORDS

TOMASZ KRAKOWIAK

Moulins

BOCIAN RECORDS

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

EXTREME / NOISE / COMPUTER MUSIC

Cat. Number: bcTK

"The titles suggest that this could be a field recording made during a walk. The sublime logic of the sound structure amplifies this impression. A body moving in space records sonorous phenomena. A smart way to attract attention of ears whose interest in music as such became weakened, by an overdose of muzak and other sound wallpapers. The impression could be compared with most powerful field recordings like Annea Lockwood series of sound maps of rivers, which because of the inhuman qualities create an auditory experience that changes the space where the listener decides to play it. Krakowiak… Read more
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TOMASZ KRAKOWIAK - Moulins, BOCIAN RECORDS
DAVID SYLVIAN & ROBERT FRIPP - The First Day, Panegyric
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DAVID SYLVIAN & ROBERT FRIPP

The First Day

Panegyric

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DGM0522

CD reissue of the only studio album by David Sylvian / Robert Fripp, 1993’s “The First Day”.
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Thursday, 03 July

FHLOSTON PARADIGM - The Phoenix, Hyperdub
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FHLOSTON PARADIGM

The Phoenix

Hyperdub

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HDBCD022

Superb sci-fi soul moods & grooves from Philly's Fhloston Paradigm, aka deep house/jazz/hip hop legend King Britt. After escalating anticipation since his widely acclaimed 'Chasing Rainbows' EP, Britt allows space to fully immerse in his vision of a futurist sound-world on 'The Phoenix', drawing us into a gauzily impressionistic yet exquisitely detailed sphere of celestial soul sirens, frayed techno and hi-tech jazz motifs traversing orbital styles of UR, Sun Ra, Vangelis and Theo Parrish. Marrying masterful sound design with jazz-wise percussive dexterity and precisely affective sci-fi s… Read more
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FHLOSTON PARADIGM - The Phoenix, Hyperdub
DALHOUS - Will To Be Well, BLACKEST EVER BLACK
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DALHOUS

Will To Be Well

BLACKEST EVER BLACK

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: BLACKESTCD007

'Will To Be Well' marks a critical new chapter in the development of Blackest Ever Black's ambassadors for RD Laing. Their 2nd studio album blooms with a richer sonic palette over 15 instrumental songs showcasing an increasingly disciplined approach to their compositions. Still taking inspiration from the life and works of RD Laing, as much as "more universal and enduring mysteries: the relationships between body and mind, illness and wellness, the physical and the metaphysical", their sound still operates in a curious schism, feeling at once in and out of step with current tastes, mixing the … Read more
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DALHOUS - Will To Be Well, BLACKEST EVER BLACK
JULIUS STEINHOFF - Flocking Behaviour, SMALLVILLE
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JULIUS STEINHOFF

Flocking Behaviour

SMALLVILLE

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SMALLVILLECD09

Sterling solo debut album from Smallpeople's Julius Steinhoff. From the core of Hamburg's Smallville crew/label/record shop, Julius delivers a suite of sweeping yet personal romantic gestures ripe for intimate deep house sessions. Echoing the classic moods & grooves of Chicago, Detroit and New York with crisp German production values and radiant sense of space, the eight trax of 'Flocking Behaviour' are testament to a proper passion for deep house and an awareness of when minimalism can go too far in one direction. Make sure to check for the chiming couplet of late night beauties, … Read more
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JULIUS STEINHOFF - Flocking Behaviour, SMALLVILLE