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Thursday, 27 November

GITHEAD - Waiting for a Sign, Swim

GITHEAD

Waiting for a Sign

Swim

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: WM45

"Githead are Colin Newman (Wire), Malka Spigel and Max Franken (Minimal Compact), and Robin Rimbaud (Scanner). But who they are is far less important than what they are: a band, rather than just a collaboration between individuals, each with their own highly regarded creative résumé. Githead formed in 2004, for what was initially intended as a one-off performance at the Swim record label's ICA-hosted 10th anniversary event. Over the course of preparations for the gig, though, it quickly became obvious to all involved that there was a natural and rare chemistry between them, one that held th… Read more
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VILLALOG - Spacetrash, Klangbad

VILLALOG

Spacetrash

Klangbad

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: KLANGBAD67CD

“Space Trash”, the fourth album by Austrian band villalog, plays with bending and distorting coordinates of space and time. Whereas their last album, “Cosmic Sister”(2009) was more of a space-disco sci-fi trip, the new album, “Space Trash”, looks pointedly towards the earth. As always, villalog’s musical starting point is found somewhere between Kraftwerk and Can, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Spacement3. Doesn’t work? Sure it does! Founded in 1999 as a duo, Michi Duscher (guitar) and Marc Muncke (electronics) were subsequently joined by drummer Bernhard Fleischmann, who also produced this lat… Read more
VILLALOG - Spacetrash, Klangbad

Tuesday, 25 November

DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON & JUICE VOCAL ENSEMBLE - Sliding The Same Way, Song By Toad
Review to follow shortly…

Thursday, 20 November

LAWRENCE - A Day In The Life, MULE MUSIQ
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LAWRENCE

A Day In The Life

MULE MUSIQ

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MMCD046

Lawrence returns with a new album for Mule Musiq, produced on the road over the last couple of years and then edited back in his backyard studio in hamburg. It’s a sweetly ambient affair in the fine tradition of classic Artificial Intelligence productions, with the title track itself providing a knowing nod to the iconic Selected Ambient Works material. Elsewhere, 'Nowhere Is A Place’ harks black to classic B12 and early Black Dog productions, while ‘Simmer’ situates itself somewhere between the sort of thing the 12k label were releasing back in the mid noughties and Pete Namlook’s most hea… Read more
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LAWRENCE - A Day In The Life, MULE MUSIQ
VARIOUS - Keysound Recordings Presents… Certified Connections, Keysound
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**Includes a bonus DJ mix by Parris to download from your Boomkat account** Killer skool of 2014 survey from Dusk & Blackdown's Keysound Recordings. 14 heavyweights in the dance touching on all manner of new sounds from the weightless iMax flex of Logos' 'Metropolis' to the juicy tropical synthuality of Murlo and E.M.M.A or the gutted grime mutations of Wen and Parris. It also introduces a stack of new names to the label with bullets like Caski's dark garage grine 'Tunnel Music', Aphix's icy 'Sin King' and the nice/nasty grime shades of DLVRY's 'Guilt' or t… Read more
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VARIOUS - Keysound Recordings Presents… Certified Connections, Keysound
BJORK - Biophilia Live, One Little Indian
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BJORK

Biophilia Live

One Little Indian

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TPLP1221CDDVD

*Audio on two CD's plus the critically acclaimed documentary film which captures the multidimensional concert centred on Björk’s eighth studio album, titled ‘Biophilia Live’. The film documents the intimate ‘Biophilia’ performance at London’s Alexandra Palace where Björk was accompanied by unique musical instruments, collaborators and visuals. Shot by directors Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland and produced by Jacqueline Edenbrow / Gloria Films, the film also features science and nature archive and found footage inspired by the themes of the album, as well as animation which has been augmented with the music of ‘Biophilia’.
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BJORK - Biophilia Live, One Little Indian
AKOS ROZMANN - 12 Stations / Tolv Stationer (1978-2001), Ideologic Organ
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AKOS ROZMANN

12 Stations / Tolv Stationer (1978-2001)

Ideologic Organ

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: SOMA021

*Epic 7 CD box set packaged in a hardcover slipcase with a pull ribbon, 20 page booklet and more* In 2012 Ideologic Organ released the 2LP set '12 Stationer VI' featuring the last part of a large scale work by the Hungarian-Swedish composer Ákos Rózmann. They now present the complete version of Rózmann's epic masterpiece presented for the first time in its entirety as a deluxe 7CD set. Ákos Rózmann (1939-2005) was born in Budapest where he studied organ and composition at the Liszt Academy. From 1971 to 1974 he studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stoc… Read more
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AKOS ROZMANN - 12 Stations / Tolv Stationer (1978-2001), Ideologic Organ
FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER & STEVE RODEN - Suite Nuit, Line
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FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER & STEVE RODEN

Suite Nuit

Line

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: LINE_068

Two radically contrasting composers work out their differences in this 2004 collaboration commissioned for Singhur's Suite in Parochial festival, now released by Line and Volume. The results manifest two extended pieces consolidating Roden's signature, scuttling small sounds with Bretscheider's super crisp, crackling tones and pulses.
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LAWRENCE ENGLISH & STEPHEN VITIELLO - Fable, Dragon's Eye Recordings
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LAWRENCE ENGLISH & STEPHEN VITIELLO

Fable

Dragon's Eye Recordings

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: der009

*Chronicling three years of intermittent audio communications between English and Vitiello...* "Lawrence English and Stephen Vitiello are creators of mythology. Their mythology renders a series of acoustic spaces, haunted by narrative and hinting at happenings unseen, but certainly heard. With Fable, we are presented with their second duet. It chronicles three years of intermittent audio communications in search of new collaborative approaches. The results focus on the pair’s joint interests in modular synthesis, field recordings and the blurry boundaries between acoustic instr… Read more
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LAWRENCE ENGLISH & STEPHEN VITIELLO - Fable, Dragon's Eye Recordings
KEVIN DRUMM - Trouble, Editions Mego
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KEVIN DRUMM

Trouble

Editions Mego

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: eMEGO199

Exquisitely glacial longform composition from the modern master of minimalism. 'Trouble' marks quite possibly the quietest, concentrated levels in Drumm's catalogue. More placid/unnerving than even his 'Imperial Distortion' / 'Imperial Horizon' couplet, or practically anything else for that matter. It's a purified exercise in immersed listening, encouraging the participant to give it their undivided attention in return for a discreetly tactile and beautifully liminal experience, "neither ambient nor drone but a more complex investigation into the deep recesses of sound." We strongly recommend your submission to 'Trouble'.
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KEVIN DRUMM - Trouble, Editions Mego
TUJIKO NORIKO - My Ghost Comes Back, Editions Mego
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TUJIKO NORIKO

My Ghost Comes Back

Editions Mego

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: eMEGO201

"'My Ghost Comes Back' sees the return of Tujiko Noriko after a hiatus exploring worlds beyond those we regularly inhabit. The results of these travels provided the formula for this, her most accomplished record to date. As rich in ambition as it is skewered in it's melodic stance, the album is a decidedly more acoustic affair in which a host of guest musicians incorporate mandolin, viola, musical saw, optigon and other such wares into the exotic environment where her unique songwriting now resides. Furthering an exploration of unorthodox arrangements, rhythm and melody Noriko concoc… Read more
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TUJIKO NORIKO - My Ghost Comes Back, Editions Mego
JONAS KOPP - Beyond The Hypnosis, Tresor Records
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JONAS KOPP

Beyond The Hypnosis

Tresor Records

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: TRESOR273CD

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

VARIOUS

Brownswood Bubblers Eleven

Brownswood Recordings

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: BWOOD0131CD

Latest Bubblers compilation from Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood, including tracks and exclusives from Lil Silva, Photay, Zackey Force Funk, Moonchild, Hakim and many more.
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ARANDEL - Solarispellis, InFiné
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ARANDEL

Solarispellis

InFiné

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: IF1030

"A playful electronic musical journey evocative of Brian Eno’s ‘Music For Films’, Oneohtrix Point Never, 8-bit soundtracks and prog-infused 70s synth epics and executed with a rigorous conceptual framework worthy of John Cage or the radical film experiments of Lars Von Trier. ‘Solarispellis’ is the follow up to Arandel’s 2010 debut album ‘In D’ and similarly continues to be entirely in his signature key (a nod to minimalist godfather Terry Riley). From woozy electronica to emotive techno and the most vertiginous Krautrock, the tempos, moods and subjects are intertwined, covering an array of musi… Read more
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ARANDEL - Solarispellis, InFiné
BARNT - Magazine 13, Magazine
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BARNT

Magazine 13

Magazine

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MAGAZINE013

Daniel Ansorge aka Barnt backs up a deeply unique swathe of singles with his debut album, 'Magazine 13' for the eponymous label he started with fellow Köln types, Crato and Jens-Uwe Beyer. Since 2010 he's released a steady stream of records which brought back a sense of kosmiche wonder and electronic enigma that was arguably lacking in German house and techno sounds. And most crucially, he did it without sacrificing the fundamentals of big bad kicks and minimal percussion, resulting absolute bewts such as 'All Worlds All Times' and more recently with the staggering chops of 'Chappell' for Joy O & Wi… Read more
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RANG'ALA: OGOYA NENGO AND THE DODO WOMEN’S GROUP - New Recordings From Siaya County, Kenya, Honest Jon's Records
Honest Jon's return to Kenya with this spellbinding suite of Dodo songs sung by 70 year old Ogoya Nengo. A legend in her country, Ogoya is the most prominent exponent of the vanishing Dodo artform - a musical means of spreading messages and social commentary, much like Indo-European bardic traditions and the griots of Mali. Following his work on the Mkunguni, New Recordings from Coast Province, Kenya, Stefan Schneider again had the pleasure of recording Ogoya's spellbinding performances, and those of local percussionists and her ex… Read more
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RANG'ALA: OGOYA NENGO AND THE DODO WOMEN’S GROUP - New Recordings From Siaya County, Kenya, Honest Jon's Records
STEVE RODEN - Flower & Water, Dragon's Eye Recordings
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STEVE RODEN

Flower & Water

Dragon's Eye Recordings

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: der008

"Flower & Water began with an offer to work with the first Dragon’s Eye release – a flexi-disc with a recording of George Winston playing a blues piano composition called “Medley: Bread Baker’s Stomp” – as source material. Since I am not a true remixer, I decided to modify the track via physical manipulation. Most of the material began with cutting up some of the flexi’s and taping back together in ‘wrong’ ways. I then played (or tried to play) the broken records that had been taped back together, and also putting objects onto the surface of the record while being played with a cheap record p… Read more
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STEVE RODEN - Flower & Water, Dragon's Eye Recordings
HEIDI LORD - English Electric, WEME
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HEIDI LORD

English Electric

WEME

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: WEME028CD

Heidi Lord - Wife of Rephlex/WeMe artist Jodey Kendrick. Three of Heidi's tracks are featured on the famous "EDM" Compilation Albums This is the Debut album from Heidi Using a unique pallet of sounds from MRI machines to modular synthersizers to conversations in a supermarket to her own processed voice Co produced by her Husband "I could describe what the album means to me, But i would much rather leave it to listener to experience and feel and to interpret how they see fit"
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GAJEK - Restless Shapes, Monkeytown Records
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GAJEK

Restless Shapes

Monkeytown Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MTR53CD

"After Chris Clark had passed some of Gajeks sheer endless output over to Modeselektor, quite a few listening sessions followed. Ranging from postrocky electronica to complex and moody renderings of intricate introverted beat structures to a mutant dance music, a whole audioscape had to be discovered. There were songs and tracks and experiments there, morphed vocals and reverberated non human instruments, complex percussion patterns and sweet athmospheres, but in all these different paths and moods, a penchant for working with a leitmotif could be traced. As an introduction to expose his particu… Read more
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GAJEK - Restless Shapes, Monkeytown Records
SHINY TWO SHINY - When The Rain Stops, Captured Tracks
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SHINY TWO SHINY

When The Rain Stops

Captured Tracks

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: CT210CD

"Gayna Florence Perry and Robin Surtees are perhaps best known for their work with cult 80’s band Shiny Two Shiny. Signed to Red Flame Records, they released one mini LP entitled ‘Halfway Across The Rainbow’ and one single ‘Waiting For us’ c/w ‘Ritual Hate’, in 7” and 12” formats. A mixture of bright and breezy synth pop with some darker undercurrents both records made a dent in the indie charts gaining positive reviews in the music press for releases and live appearances and acclaim from John Peel as well as daytime airplay on Radio 1. They also toured Europe and appeared on TV. A… Read more
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SHINY TWO SHINY - When The Rain Stops, Captured Tracks
SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA - Alium, Counter Records

SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA

Alium

Counter Records

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JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: COUNTCD053

*CD digisleeve with card wallet and 8 page booklet* "Submotion Orchestra return with ‘Alium’, their first album for Counter Records. Since forming in Leeds in 2009 Submotion Orchestra have released two albums, ‘Finest Hour’ and ‘Fragments’. The 7 piece band’s fusion of bass heavy electronica, jazz, soul and much more besides has made them a favourite of the likes of Gilles Peterson, Trevor Nelson and Jo Whiley amongst others."
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THE GREG FOAT GROUP - Live at the Playboy Club, London, Jazzman
The Greg Foat Group are currently the resident band at the Playboy Club, located in Mayfair, London. Earlier this year a couple of nights were recorded for Jazzman, and the results are here for all to enjoy. Recorded live and direct onto 1" analogue tape the album captures the energy and atmosphere of the group at their regular gig. Awash with library-esque soundtrack-themed jazz grooves with a modal edge, jazz has never been so much fun! This is the 3rd album by the Greg Foat Group on Jazzman, and is the first album to be recorded live at the Playboy Club for over 40 years.
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FAUST - JUST US, Bureau B
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FAUST

JUST US

Bureau B

Format_dot_cdCD // £15.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: BB182

“Just Us” is the new album from legendary Hamburg band Faust. Founder members Jean-Hervé Peron and Zappi Diermaier have laid down twelve musical foundations which are intrinsically typical of Faust in their own right, yet offer enough space for completely different works to develop. Which is exactly what they hope will happen. Whilst Diermaier largely remains true to his habitual handiwork—drums and percussion—Peron, as we might expect, incorporates all manner of unusual sonic sources alongside his bass, various string instruments and piano, even using a sewing machine as a metronome. Tracks like “nur n… Read more
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DEVO - Miracle Witness Hour: Live In Ohio 1977, Futurismo
*Die-cut Digipak containing a second sleeve housing rare images as well as brand new liner notes by Devo founding member Gerald Casale* "Spuds rejoice, for the Miracle Witness Hour is at hand! In 1977 DEVO played an intimate show to an eager handful at biker bar turned total dive The Eagle Street Saloon in Cleveland, Ohio. Unbeknown to those canny onlookers, they were to testify to the healing power of DEVO! But what of us now? Beautiful mutants fear not, FUTURISMO are here to rectify your late party syndrome. Televised through the antennas of time we give you DEVOs’ most i… Read more
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DEVO - Miracle Witness Hour: Live In Ohio 1977, Futurismo
VARIOUS - Hi Records: The Soul Years, Fat Possum
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VARIOUS

Hi Records: The Soul Years

Fat Possum

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DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: FP14832

"Hi Records was founded in 1957 by a group of partners that included former Sun rockabilly artist Ray Harris and two other Sun alumni, Bill Cantrell and Quinton Claunch. The company would become identified with hit instrumental records from the likes of Elvis’ former bassist Bill Black’s Combo and saxophonist Ace Cannon. After a period recording and producing for Memphis’ Home Of The Blues label, Willie Mitchell hooked up with Hi Records. Mitchell’s band would back Black and Cannon, and he began turning out a series of soulful singles and albums of his own, starting with 1962’s ‘The … Read more
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VARIOUS - Hi Records: The Soul Years, Fat Possum

Thursday, 13 November

ANDY STOTT - Faith In Strangers, Modern Love
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ANDY STOTT

Faith In Strangers

Modern Love

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: LOVE098

*First CD pressing comes in a deluxe oversize 6-panel Digifile* Faith In Strangers’ was written and produced between January 2013 and June 2014, and was edited and sequenced in late July this year. Making use of on an array of instruments, field recordings, found sounds and vocal treatments, it’s a largely analogue variant of hi-tech production styles arcing from the dissonant to the sublime. The first two tracks recorded during these early sessions bookend the release, the opener ‘Time Away’ featuring Euphonium played by Kim Holly Thorpe and last track ‘Missing’ a contribution by Stott’… Read more
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ANDY STOTT - Faith In Strangers, Modern Love
MACHINEDRUM - Vapor City Archives, Ninja Tune
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MACHINEDRUM

Vapor City Archives

Ninja Tune

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

JUNGLE / FOOTWORK

Cat. Number: ZENCD215

Machinedrum brings the 'Vapor City' epoch to a close with this final chapter of 'Vapour City Archives'. Over the last 12 months he's animated a rich sonic fiction informed by psychogeography, Afro-futurism and and new technology over the course of an album, a string of 12"'s and via his subscription series. The hyperstitious results have marked him as a producer apart from the pack thanks to his mercurial meld of footwork, jungle, hip hop and electronica with etheric soul vocals that caught the attention of a lot of listeners looking for a sort of colourful romance and disciplined ener… Read more
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FUGAZI - First Demo, Dischord
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FUGAZI

First Demo

Dischord

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DIS181CD

*First appearance on CD, bolstered by an 11th track: Turn Off Your Guns, recorded during the same sessions which was omitted from the original demo tape* "In early January 1988 and after only ten shows, Fugazi decided to go into Inner Ear Studio to see what their music sounded like on tape. Despite the fact that Ian, Joe, and Brendan had been playing together for nearly a year, it was still early days for the band. Guy had only been a full member of Fugazi for a few months and only sang lead on one song ("Break In"). It would be nearly another year before he would start playing guitar with the band.… Read more
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FUGAZI - First Demo, Dischord
CRISTIAN VOGEL - Polyphonic Beings, Shitkatapult
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CRISTIAN VOGEL

Polyphonic Beings

Shitkatapult

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: STRIKE151

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

SINGS CHRISTMAS CAROLS

CALDO VERDE

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FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: CV031

"Mark Kozelek's 'Sings Christmas Carols'. The title says it all; straightforward standard Christmas songs, done only as Mark Kozelek can perform them. The album is solo acoustic, recorded during the holidays in 2013.."
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