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Thursday, 18 September

SUN RA - Marshall Allen presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra: In The Orbit Of Ra, Strut
“Sun Ra said he came from Saturn, because white America treated him like an alien, like a creature from outer space, so he became one, an anarcho‐emperor of the fantastic, who made it to the moon before America or Russia, because the moon was nowhere near as far out as he could really go.“ Paul Morley Strut and Art Yard join forces for a special release to mark what would have been Sun Ra’s 100th birthday with ’In The Orbit Of Ra’, a new collection curated by the longest serving member of the Arkestra and current bandleader, Marshall Allen. Bri… Read more
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SUN RA - Marshall Allen presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra: In The Orbit Of Ra, Strut
DAVID LYNCH & ALAN R. SPLET  - Eraserhead Soundtrack, Sacred Bones Records
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DAVID LYNCH & ALAN R. SPLET

Eraserhead Soundtrack

Sacred Bones Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: SBR3008CD

A miasma of musique concrète, mechanical drone and static noise, the soundtrack to David Lynch's indelibly harrowing 'Eraserhead' is a prototypical masterpiece of Industrial gloom and dystopia. Sacred Bones know this all too well; presenting a deluxe reissue replete with bonus, unheard material. Inextricable from the movie's monochrome imagery, Alan R. Splet's visceral, clammy sound design conveys Lynch's bleakly unheimlich atmosphere in a manner which has defined the limits of arthouse cinema for over forty years. It's nigh on impossible to imagine the film without it, … Read more
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DAVID LYNCH & ALAN R. SPLET  - Eraserhead Soundtrack, Sacred Bones Records
EROL ALKAN - FABRICLIVE 77: Erol Alkan, Fabric Worldwide

EROL ALKAN

FABRICLIVE 77: Erol Alkan

Fabric Worldwide

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FABRIC154

Erol Alkan steps up to the Fabric mantle with a propulsive selection of acid house and oddball electro featuring his own productions alongside tracks from Voiski, Todd Osborn, Phreak, The Emperor Machine, Carisma, Fumes and more.
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THE JUAN MACLEAN - In A Dream, DFA

THE JUAN MACLEAN

In A Dream

DFA

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DFA2448CD

Juan Maclean and Nancy Whang tick all the classic disco boxes on their 3rd album together. Nine songs take in Hi-NRG ('A Place Called Space'), slick disco-house ('Here I Am'), loungin' swing '('You Were a Runaway'), slo-mo symphonic ('Running Back To You'), Scando electro-disco ('I've Waited For So Long'), quick-stepping ('Charlotte'), and expansive ('The Sun Will Never Set On OUr Love').
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THE FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON - Environment Five, FSOLdigital

THE FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON

Environment Five

FSOLdigital

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: CDTOT68

"The Environment series originally began as an archive of previously unreleased recordings but Environment Five features thirteen all new songs recorded in the first half of 2014. Following on from the themes of the first 4 Environments albums, Five explores the space / time / dimension that exists when we die. The moment of departure. It includes appearances from Daniel Pemberton, Raven Bush (Syd Arthur) and Riz Maslen (Neotropic)."
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VARIOUS - Tinmine Soul Supply, Numero Group

VARIOUS

Tinmine Soul Supply

Numero Group

Format_dot_cdCD // £8.49

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: NBR005CD

"A “northern soul” style compilation is just the latest Numbero product to bootleg the extensive Numero catalog… a label you may have heard mentioned through clenched teeth concerning our preference for “replicating” original 45s, rather than splashing them with shite contemporary design. This is a peace offering: a compilation of both talc-covered classics and unheard floor-fillers. What better way to reintroduce our fledgling concern to the UK than by playing straight to the middle? It is the Numbero way. Some, like Walter & the Admerations’ “Man Oh Man,” Lou Ragland’s “I Travel Alone,”… Read more
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VARIOUS - Tinmine Soul Supply, Numero Group
DUSTIN WONG & TAKAKO MINEKAWA - Savage Imagination, Thrill Jockey

DUSTIN WONG & TAKAKO MINEKAWA

Savage Imagination

Thrill Jockey

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: THRILL375CD

*CD version in high gloss mini-LP style gatefold package* "Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa are artistic omnivores, soaking up a myriad of cultural artefacts and styles, savouring bits and pieces and re-contextualising them into entirely delightful and playfully intricate songs. Their songs are imbued with a relentless cheerfulness that belies their technicality, steeped in the history of Japanese pop music and exuding the joy of discovery and exploration. Dustin and Takako are serious musicians not afraid to play it silly. ‘Savage Imagination’ is their second album as a… Read more
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DUSTIN WONG & TAKAKO MINEKAWA - Savage Imagination, Thrill Jockey
HOLY SONS - The Fact Facer, Thrill Jockey

HOLY SONS

The Fact Facer

Thrill Jockey

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: THRILL373CD

*CD version in a 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package* "Holy Sons is Emil Amos, a musician whose chameleonic tendencies and technical versatility has lead to him becoming an in demand multi- instrumentalist as a founding member of Grails and Lilacs & Champagne, as well as a member of Om and a hired gun for Jandek, to name a few. Holy Sons is at the centre of his many musical personalities and is his longest standing project, acting as an outlet for some of his most personal and direct songs. In Holy Sons, Amos puts his restless imagination to work using a variety of inventive home recording… Read more
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HOLY SONS - The Fact Facer, Thrill Jockey
LAETITIA SADIER - Something Shines, Drag City
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LAETITIA SADIER

Something Shines

Drag City

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DC605CD

"Laetitia Sadier’s new album, ‘Something Shines’, was recorded and matured more slowly than either ‘Silencio’ or ‘The Trip’. ‘Something Shines’ was initially recorded in Switzerland, where Laetitia’s collaborator David collects amazing old keyboards and organs from people who have inherited them but find no space or usage for them. Scattered through Europe are the component players of the ‘Something Shines’ band; drummer Emmanuel Mario in Paris and bassist Xavi Munoz in Castellon near Valencia, so additional parts were laid down in those cities. The strings were done in St. Etienne by… Read more
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LAETITIA SADIER - Something Shines, Drag City
MARY LATTIMORE & JEFF ZEIGLER - Slant Of Light, Thrill Jockey

MARY LATTIMORE & JEFF ZEIGLER

Slant Of Light

Thrill Jockey

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: THRILL374CD

*CD version presented in a four panel mini-LP style gatefold package* "‘Slant Of Light’, the first album by the duo of Mary Lattimore (harp) and Jeff Zeigler (guitar, synthesizer, production) is a completely unique document blending ancient classical traditions with modern improvisation and electronic performance. On their first record as a duo Lattimore and Zeigler emerge completely synergetic, offering up stunning improvisations that are as advanced melodically as they are texturally. The four pieces on ‘Slant Of Light’ are seductive and picturesque, with Lattimore’s elabo… Read more
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MARY LATTIMORE & JEFF ZEIGLER - Slant Of Light, Thrill Jockey
TERRY FRANCIS, NATHAN COLES & EDDIE RICHARDS / VARIOUS - Wiggle for 20 Years, Fabric Worldwide
"Between them, Terry Francis, Nathan Coles and Eddie Richards have been at the forefront of house music in the UK for over quarter of a century but together, under the Wiggle banner, the trio help pioneered the fusion of deeper house sounds and techno beats. To celebrate two decades of the label / party, the trio commissioned 20 brand new and exclusive tracks from recent Wiggle guests such as Alex Arnout, Saytek and Dachshund, as well as long-running Wiggle affiliates like Jay Tripwire, Gideon Jackson and Just Be (aka Bushwacka!) and mixed them together into 75 dynamic minutes."
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TERRY FRANCIS, NATHAN COLES & EDDIE RICHARDS / VARIOUS - Wiggle for 20 Years, Fabric Worldwide
SUPERSILENT - 11, Rune Grammofon

SUPERSILENT

11

Rune Grammofon

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.49

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: RCD2103

*Repress* The music on Supersilent album dates back to the same recording sessions that birthed Supersilent 8 (released in 2007), but the folks at Rune Grammofon are quick to point out that there's no B-material here: Supersilent 8 was originally planned as a triple album before Helge Sten (aka Deathprod, the album's producer) decided to split the five hours of music he'd finished across separate albums. These sessions feature the since departed drummer, Jarle Vespestad and finds the band in a very different musical zone to their current state of being. You'll still encounter quieter moments of melod… Read more
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SUPERSILENT - 11, Rune Grammofon
VARIOUS - Musics In The Margins (Vol. 3: Inside Out Music), Sub Rosa
Third volume of Music in the Margin, a series devoted to Outsider Music and its variations. You'll find yourself reasoning your listening experience in unique ways with contributions from Aidan Walsh, the self-proclaimed 'Master of the Universe' to Dion McGregor who had a peculiar talent that manifested in his sleep and to Speedy, the man who sings faster than his Tourette syndrome, a large body of work and personal visions of their world. Also includes contributions from Cosmic Dennis Greenidge, Pneumershonic, Robert Alberg, Steve Wallis and more.
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Monday, 15 September

LUCA NIERI - Music From The Dark Branches, Wonderfulsound

LUCA NIERI

Music From The Dark Branches

Wonderfulsound

Format_dot_cdCD // £7.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: WSD24CD

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Thursday, 11 September

VESSEL - Punish, Honey, Tri Angle Records
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VESSEL

Punish, Honey

Tri Angle Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £7.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TRIANGLE27CD

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

Dude Incredible

Touch & Go

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: TG404CD

**Ships Friday** Steve Albini revs up the Shellac mobile for their first album in seven years with 'Dude Incredible'. Albini mans guitar, Todd Trainer on drums, and Bob Weston plays bass. Their fifth LP was recorded sporadically over the past few years at Steve's esteemed Electrical Audio studios in Chicago and captures ten strapping examples of their classicist rock discipline rendered with immediate clarity and vitriol.
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PINKCOURTESYPHONE - Description Of Problem, Line
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PINKCOURTESYPHONE

Description Of Problem

Line

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: LINE_SEG03

In the sublime darkness of 'Description Of Problem', Pinkcourtesyphone rouses itself from whatever reverie with the help of cameos from William Basinski, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Evelina Domnitch, AGF and Kid Congo Powers. Again, we're returned to that noirish, narcotised ambient space which made 'Foley Folly Folio' a staunch fave around these parts (prompting a vinyl release on our Boomkat Editions label), and which deeply infected the proceeding collections, 'Elegant & Detached', and 'A Ravishment Of Mirror'. According to the jacket, it was "formed from places, plastics, and parti… Read more
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PINKCOURTESYPHONE - Description Of Problem, Line
VARIOUS - Worth the Weight (Vol. 2: From the Edge), Punch Drunk Records
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VARIOUS

Worth the Weight (Vol. 2: From the Edge)

Punch Drunk Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.49

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: DRUNKCD006

Punch Drunk's 'Worth The Weight Vol.2: From The Edge' documents the 2nd wave of Bristolian bass mutations in the wake of dubstep's innovative eruption in the mid-late '00s. It does so thru the prism of Peverelist's ever-evolving yet rooted tastes, cannily reflective of - and influential upon - the contours of contemporary London and Berlin dancefloor trends. Yielding cuts from Kowton, Hodge, Tessela, Kahn, Andy Mac, Zhou, Bass Clef, Ekoplekz and Peverelist on CD for the first time, it covers a broad spectrum of styles within its niche, manifesting that Bristolian thing for… Read more
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VARIOUS - Worth the Weight (Vol. 2: From the Edge), Punch Drunk Records
CALL SUPER - Suzi Ecto, Houndstooth
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CALL SUPER

Suzi Ecto

Houndstooth

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: HTH029CD

One of Techno's slipperiest operators presents his debut album statement in the subtle but lush structures of 'Suzi Ecto' for Fabric/Rob Booth's Houndstooth. Over the last four years the London-based musician has garnered the respect of everyone from PAN's Bill Kouligas to Ben UFO and Objekt, exemplifying his artistic versatility and aptitude for transcending cerebral and club dimensions. With 'Suzi Ecto' he opens a lucidly gorgeous space between the 'floor and our imagination, sweeping us thru eleven concisely detailed prisms refracting classic IDM and exotic 4th world ambient thru minimal techn… Read more
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CALL SUPER - Suzi Ecto, Houndstooth
INTRUSION - The Seduction Of Silence (Remastered Edition), Echospace
*Remastered double edition of Intrusion's classic The Seduction Of Silence* Coming across more like Rhythm & Sound, as opposed to the to M-Series or BC references more commonly associated with the Deepchord axis. Referencing the Caribbean on 'Montego Bay' the padded, heady structure of the music infuses the massive sense of space with a warm and breezy pulse that sets this music apart from so much of the rubber-coated preset teasing that passes for dub techno these days. Paul St. Hilaire, meanwhile, adds a typically righteous vocal presence alongside luxurious Fen… Read more
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INTRUSION - The Seduction Of Silence (Remastered Edition), Echospace
DEEPCHORD - 07/08/09 (Remastered), Echospace
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DEEPCHORD

07/08/09 (Remastered)

Echospace

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

BASIC CHANNEL / DUB TECHNO

Cat. Number: ECHOSPACEARC-CD-1

First edition of Echospace archival editions, a special edition series focused on the rare, historical works of Deepchord. The long out-of-print Deepchord catalog has since been remastered and is finally available again. The release includes photography by Rod Modell. It's been a lengthy and timely process restoring old analog tape, DAT and cassette recordings (some dating back to 1994) all of which have been carefully resurrected from the vault of Detroit's NSC Studio. The long out-of-print catalog has been remastered, mixed, and once again bounced down to tape to ensure the best possib… Read more
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DEEPCHORD - 07/08/09 (Remastered), Echospace
DEEPCHORD - 10/11/12 (Remastered), Echospace
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DEEPCHORD

10/11/12 (Remastered)

Echospace

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

BASIC CHANNEL / DUB TECHNO

Cat. Number: ECHOSPACEARC-CD-2

Second edition of Echospace archival editions, a special edition series focused on the rare, historical works of Deepchord. The long out-of-print Deepchord catalog has since been remastered and is finally available again. The release includes photography by Rod Modell. It's been a lengthy and timely process restoring old analog tape, DAT and cassette recordings (some dating back to 1994) all of which have been carefully resurrected from the vault of Detroit's NSC Studio. The long out-of-print catalog has been remastered, mixed, and once again bounced down to tape to ensure the best possi… Read more
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DEEPCHORD - 10/11/12 (Remastered), Echospace
DEEPCHORD - 13/14/16 (Remastered), Echospace
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DEEPCHORD

13/14/16 (Remastered)

Echospace

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

BASIC CHANNEL / DUB TECHNO

Cat. Number: ECHOSPACEARC-CD-3

Third edition of Echospace archival editions, a special edition series focused on the rare, historical works of Deepchord. The long out-of-print Deepchord catalog has since been remastered and is finally available again. The release includes photography by Rod Modell. It's been a lengthy and timely process restoring old analog tape, DAT and cassette recordings (some dating back to 1994) all of which have been carefully resurrected from the vault of Detroit's NSC Studio. The long out-of-print catalog has been remastered, mixed, and once again bounced down to tape to ensure the best possib… Read more
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DEEPCHORD - 13/14/16 (Remastered), Echospace
BATHS - Ocean Death, Anticon
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BATHS

Ocean Death

Anticon

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ABR0146CD

“For his sophomore album as Baths Pitchfork hailed it as a “subversive work that gets uncomfortably close to pop, confronting closed minds with what they don’t want to believe.” Think of this Anticon EP, 'Ocean Death', as a companion piece—the Dia De Los Muertos to Obsidian’s Halloween. It’s title and the eponymous opening track existed before a single note of 2010’s Cerulean had been recorded. Darker in tone, they were always targeted for a sophomore album, but wound up a different cut of gem. Just five songs and a shade over 20 minutes, the idea was to avoid over-thinking. Songs were perfected not… Read more
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BATHS - Ocean Death, Anticon
CHANTAL ACDA - Live In Dresden, Gizeh Records
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CHANTAL ACDA

Live In Dresden

Gizeh Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: GZH54CD

**Limited Edition CD in a handmade, letter-pressed sleeve** "Live in Dresden features six songs from Chantal's highly acclaimed debut solo album Let Your Hands Be My Guide played by Chantal Acda, Alan Gevaert (dEUS), Eric Thielemans & Gaetan Vandewoude (Isbells)."
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WILLIAM ONYEABOR - What?! William Onyeabor Remixed, LUAKA BOP
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WILLIAM ONYEABOR

What?! William Onyeabor Remixed

LUAKA BOP

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.49

WORLD

Cat. Number: LB5039CD

Current disco heroes remix William Onyeabor's glorious Afro-disco classics for Luaka Bop. Hot Chip give a nice cover of 'Atomic Bomb' and JD Twitch covers 'Why Go To War?' as a haughty warehouse banger. Daphni does his proggy build thing on a re-work of the irresistible viber, 'When The Going Is Smooth & Good', and Joakim has the honour of nudging 'Good Name' to his own French disco specifications. Make sure to also check out Javelin's 170bpm Soca version of 'Heaven & Hell', and the dusty drums of The Vaccines' re-work for the same cut.
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GOBLIN - Beyond The Darkness 1977-2001, Bella Casa
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GOBLIN

Beyond The Darkness 1977-2001

Bella Casa

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: CASA14CD

"Goblin's genius lies in skilfully combining elements of progressive psychedelia with jazz-rock, Eastern European folk music and the Baroque. Their music often displays an eerie fairy tale quality that underscores tensions within a film to great effect. If the 2012 box set, 'The Awakening' documented Goblin's formative years, this edition comprises selections from ten films scored by the group across a twenty-five year period from 1977, culminating in Non Ho Sonno the Argento thriller for which this remarkable aggregation reformed to help create. "
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BVDUB - A History Of Distance, N5MD
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BVDUB

A History Of Distance

N5MD

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MD231

Four expansive ambient epics from Brock Van Wey.
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MIKE COOPER & CHRIS ABRAHAMS - Trace, Al Maslakh
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MIKE COOPER & CHRIS ABRAHAMS

Trace

Al Maslakh

Format_dot_cdCD // £16.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ALMASLAKH18

Lap steel guitarist Mike Cooper meets The Necks' pianist, Chris Abrahams on record for the 2nd time. 'Trace' was recorded in 2009, not long after the duo had released their 'Oceanic Feeling-Like' (2008) album collaboration on Room40. Again, it documents the two maverick improvisers doing what they do best, creating characteristically subtly-evolving soundscapes where Cooper's distinctive lap steel flits over Abrahams' warm, levitating beds of synth and organ drone. The session breaks down to three 20 minute parts, the first establishing a breezy tone with something "other" lurking in … Read more
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MIKE COOPER & CHRIS ABRAHAMS - Trace, Al Maslakh
CAMERA - Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide, Bureau B
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CAMERA

Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide

Bureau B

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: BB176

"The so called "Krautrock Guerilla" is back! After touring the world for two years the Berlin threesome CAMERA recorded twelve new songs: Motorik-driven, energetic stretches laced with psychedelic overtones rise up from keyboards, drums and guitars. Hypnotic beats. Shimmering elegance, forceful bursts of garage rock, a gentle flow, spherical flight. All on CAMERA's new album "Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide"."
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