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Thursday, 23 April

BILL FAY - Who Is the Sender?, Dead Oceans

BILL FAY

Who Is the Sender?

Dead Oceans

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DOC097CD

"‘Who Is The Sender?’ sees Bill Fay expanding upon themes he has touched on from the beginning - spiritual and philosophical questions, observations about the natural world and the people in the city he has lived in all his life. Recorded at the famous Konk studios (owned by Ray Davies) by the crack team from ‘Life Is People’, with guest vocal appearance by Jason Pierce of Spiritualized / Spaceman 3."
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VARIOUS - Ghostly Swim 2, Ghostly International
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VARIOUS

Ghostly Swim 2

Ghostly International

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: GI239

*Ghostly and Adult Swim's second collaboration featuring all previously unreleased tracks, plus an exclusive bonus track from White Material's Galcher Lustwerk. CD packaged in embossed black O-card with full colour 4-panel digipak inside* "Legend has it that Brian Eno's concept of ambient music came to him while laid up in a hospital bed after an automobile accident in the '70s. A friend brought him some records, playing them too low to be properly heard, and Eno couldn't get out of bed to adjust the volume. While the record spun softly, Eno's idea for music you could ignore as easily as you co… Read more
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VARIOUS - Ghostly Swim 2, Ghostly International
SPEEDY ORTIZ - Foil Deer, carpark

SPEEDY ORTIZ

Foil Deer

carpark

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: CAK103CD

*Digipak with a foldout poster* "When considering Massachusetts' Speedy Ortiz, that line from Virginia Woolf comes to mind. Not only for the obvious echoes to DIY, a form and function that's characterized the band's nascency, but in the proto-feminist undertones driving much of their sophomore album, Foil Deer. "I'm not bossy, I'm the boss," Sadie Dupuis sings on "Raising the Skate," invoking in spirit one half of the Carter-Knowles clan and echoing the other's wordplay. And wordplay makes sense, considering Dupuis-the band's songwriter, guitarist, and frontwoman-spent the band's first few year… Read more
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SPEEDY ORTIZ - Foil Deer, carpark
NURSE WITH WOUND - Lumb's Sister (remastered) , United Jnana
Newly remastered from the original analogue tapes by Denis Blackham. Steve sez: 'This music was originally conceived as raw material for the film project 'Lumb's Sister' by Chris Wallis.During the long evolution of his movie, Chris decided to use alternative source sounds and subsequently none of these pieces ever made it onto the completed film.
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Thursday, 16 April

ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE & ARIEL KALMA - FRKWYS Vol. 12: We Know Each Other Somehow, RVNG Intl.
*Includes bonus DVD - Rob Aiki Lowe re-appears alongside French synth voyager Ariel Kalma with quite possibly the finest release on RVNG yet following that killer side for Type a couple of years back. Highly recommended!* The FRKWYS series has a tendency to turn out some really inspired unions, and this ranks among their best. Recorded just outside of Mullimbimby, a remote community on the eastern Australian coast, it marks a pineal, inter-generational journey aligning Kalma's naturalist tendency and invaluable background working at the GRM … Read more
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ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE & ARIEL KALMA - FRKWYS Vol. 12: We Know Each Other Somehow, RVNG Intl.
ZOMBI - The Zombi Anthology, RELAPSE
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ZOMBI

The Zombi Anthology

RELAPSE

Format_dot_cdCD // £14.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: 0781676701025

**Limited White vinyl edition of** Bolt the doors and board your windows: The Zombi Anthology is finally out there! Thee most sought-after work by Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra's infamous duo is presented on wax for the first time, summoning their earliest work circa 2001 off a self-released CDr, collected together with their subsequent 'Twilight Sentinel' EP, written for a tour with Providence, RI's Daughters in 2003. This is arguably some of their strongest material, bar none, hence it's been in demand ever since. It captures the duo first really coming to terms with their horror score obse… Read more
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ZOMBI - The Zombi Anthology, RELAPSE
SONIC YOUTH - Bad Moon Rising (Reissue), Goofin
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SONIC YOUTH

Bad Moon Rising (Reissue)

Goofin

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: GOO018CD

**Sonic Youth's foundational 1985 second album, finally reissued. Includes download code with four bonus tracks, redeemable from the label** "Sonic Youth’s second full-length LP Bad Moon Rising was originally released on Homestead and Blast First in 1985. The album is a fascinating examination of “the junction where hippie idealism [meets] the cold hard world,” says guitarist Lee Ranaldo, “where Woodstock [meets] Altamont-Death Valley, Charles Manson, Brian Wilson, musicians, murderers, heroes and villains.” Its original eight-song tapestry of droning guitar feedback, distant clatt… Read more
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SONIC YOUTH - Bad Moon Rising (Reissue), Goofin
VARIOUS - Formula Records Presents: f=BASS², FORMULA
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VARIOUS

Formula Records Presents: f=BASS²

FORMULA

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: FRMCD001

Champion's Formula label present a superb state-of-play 2015 survey for UK bass music. Starting up with Champion's SND-like remix of Flava D's 'Home', Terror Danjah and Zed Bias tie-off the deft 2-step of 'Telepathy' and Killjoy goes on a dark one with the militant bounce of 'Turnt Ones VIP' and the hydro-blazing 'Most High'. You'll catch Flava D 'In The Dance' on a dread bassline flex, and, likewise Hybrid Theory and Trilla with the dark and rude 'Dutty' killer, plus a slower tribal remix of Hayfever from Mickey Pearce, and a pair of proper UK riddims from Terror Danjah featur… Read more
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VARIOUS - Formula Records Presents: f=BASS², FORMULA
TRIAC - Days, Line
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TRIAC

Days

Line

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: LINE071

Richard Chartier's Line label is at its best with Triac's gorgeous 2nd album of diaphanous drones. 'Days' could be taken as a measure of time, or equally as a pun on the lush effect of their music, presenting a barely-there suite of near-baroque melodic gestures that seem to float in mid-air, as though either moving very slowly or as a midnight mirage conjured by some gauzy mind. Within its seven pieces, ranging from pop-ambient temporality thru ten minute trips, they seem to capture the resonant, lingering after-thoughts of their instruments - Rossano Polidoro (laptop), Marco Seracini (piano, synth), and … Read more
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TRIAC - Days, Line
GNOD - Infinity Machines, ROCKET RECORDINGS
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GNOD

Infinity Machines

ROCKET RECORDINGS

Format_dot_cd2CD // £14.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: LAUNCH072CD

**2 x CD in mini-gatefold sleeve. Includes free download redeemable from the label** The amorphous mass of Gnod indulge their psychedelic instincts in the nearly two hour-long 'Infinity Machines' for Rocket Recordings. Since their last major group release, 'Ingnodwetrust' (2011), they showed much promise by largely ditching guitars and swerving toward all-out electronics and nuanced songwriting in their component units - 'Gnod Presents.. Dwellings & Druss', Negra Branca's 'N B' - but here they return to a more-is-more approach, roping in crucial additions from Sam Weaver (modular electronics) a… Read more
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GNOD - Infinity Machines, ROCKET RECORDINGS
ISLAND - NOKIA, Crazylegs
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ISLAND

NOKIA

Crazylegs

Format_dot_cdCD // £5.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: LEGS010

Crazylegs windmill into new territory with the fractious, forward GrIDM designs of Island's 'Nokia' debut. Coming off like a Hud Mo show-down with Spaces and Oneohtrix Point Never, it refracts the best of modern Warp styles with a playfully colourful sense of arrangement according to a more-is-more maxim. In headphones it feels like R'n'G ju jitsu for Air Max-clad astronauts training in a gyroscope, spinning the senses with an accelerated sense of fun and organ-churning pleasure.
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GHEDALIA TAZARTES - Une Eclipse Totale De Soleil, Alga Marghen
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GHEDALIA TAZARTES

Une Eclipse Totale De Soleil

Alga Marghen

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: PLANA-T 1TES.005

*New Remastered Edition in a new sleeve* This record marked the first installment of Alga Marghen's retrospective of Ghedalia Tazartes' recording career: Une Eclipse Totale De Soleil was first reissued in 1997 having been initially released in 1979. In this form the original's two-part make-up was bolstered by a twenty-four minute third part, a new piece composed specifically for the reissue. Sounding quite unlike the output of his more academic contemporaries, Tazartes' music compiles fragments of tapes, voices and various other sound recordings in a fashion that's ver… Read more
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GHEDALIA TAZARTES - Une Eclipse Totale De Soleil, Alga Marghen
GHEDALIA TAZARTES - Diasporas Tazartes, Alga Marghen
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GHEDALIA TAZARTES

Diasporas Tazartes

Alga Marghen

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: PLANA-T 7TES.088

*New remastered version with a bonus track and new artwork* **Immersive, transporting and deeply arresting music from the revered autodidact and audio oddity. If you've never encountered Ghedalia before, this is an excellent place to start, welcoming you to a whole other world of exotic, electro and acoustic sounds, composed between 1979 and 1987 according to a genuinely far reaching and individual agenda.** "More than 5 years after the CD edition of Eclipse totale de soleil and Transportes, Alga Marghen finally decided to also reissue the first and forth LP by Ghedalia Tazartes in… Read more
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GHEDALIA TAZARTES - Diasporas Tazartes, Alga Marghen
GHEDALIA TAZARTES - Tazartes' Transports, Alga Marghen
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GHEDALIA TAZARTES

Tazartes' Transports

Alga Marghen

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: PLANA-T 2TES.011

*New remastered version with new bonus tracks* 'Transports' is the incredible 2nd album by audodidact and outsider musician/composer Tazartès. Originally released on vinyl in 1980, it has now been reissued with extra material on CD in 1998 and 2009, and "Probably represents the most original example of the artist's poetical and personal approach to sound organisation." The tracks for 'Transports' were recorded in 1977 at Ghedalia's own studio in Paris, strafing stream-of-conscious between rippling electro rhythms to outernational singing styles, collaged field recordings and musiq… Read more
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GHEDALIA TAZARTES - Tazartes' Transports, Alga Marghen
WIRE - Wire, PINK FLAG
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WIRE

Wire

PINK FLAG

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: PF22CD

"Right from their inception in 1976, back in the first stirrings of punk, Wire went about making music in a subversive, conceptual way, setting themselves apart from both their peers and their influences. Bass guitarist and vocalist Graham Lewis identifies another trait that has run throughout the group’s lifetime. “People said we were mysterious, arch and dark. But the only way of doing that successfully, is by also having a sense of humour. You have to have that balance. With Wire there’s a peculiarity, a contrariness and that can be funny." This questing approach has permeated Wire’s songwriting, their o… Read more
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WIRE - Wire, PINK FLAG
CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE - Four Manifestations On Six Elements, Alga Marghen
*New remastered version* "One of Charlemagne Palestine's best-known works, "Four Manifestations On Six Elements". "Two Perfect Fifths, A Major Third Apart, Reinforced Twice" (1973) is an electronic piece that deals with the search for the essence of timbre, sound color, through exploration of the inert chemical activity in the overtone series of tone fundamentals. In this genre of his work Palestine feels akin to a kind of sound alchemist - blending elements over and over again through the years searching for the Golden Sound - the essence of the chord or harm… Read more
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CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE - Four Manifestations On Six Elements, Alga Marghen
CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE - CharleBelllzzz At Saint Thomas, Alga Marghen

CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE

CharleBelllzzz At Saint Thomas

Alga Marghen

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: PLANA-P 35NMN090

*Tri-Fold Digipak* Alga marghen release this edition of "CharleBelllzzz at Saint Thomas", a CD in tri-folded digipak sleeve including the original Bells Studies by Charlemagne Palestine. These previously unreleased tracks are both some of the earliest recordings by Charlemagne and some of his darkest and most accomplished works ever. "Bells Carillon" and "St Thomas Bells", both recorded at unidentified dates between 1966 and 1968, are maximal bells pure resonating frontal attacks, building up in a structure that is already anticipating the later Strumming campaigns… Read more
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CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE - CharleBelllzzz At Saint Thomas, Alga Marghen
GHEDALIA TAZARTES - Tazartes, Alga Marghen
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GHEDALIA TAZARTES

Tazartes

Alga Marghen

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: PLANA-T 16TES089

*Newly remastered and repackaged edition of Tazartès' fourth LP, presented here with 5 bonus tracks* Also included is the first CD edition of "Whatever Works Singing Wild My Rock Ghédalia" (previously issued as side B of "Granny Awards" LP), created in the early '80s in his anhydridic Paris. Immersive, transporting and deeply arresting music from the revered autodidact and audio oddity. If you've never encountered Ghédalia before, this is an excellent place to start, welcoming you to a whole other world of exotic, electro and acoustic sounds, composed according to a genuinely far reaching a… Read more
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GHEDALIA TAZARTES - Tazartes, Alga Marghen
THE APARTMENTS - The Evening Visits and Stays for Years (Expanded Edition), Captured Tracks
"This is an expanded look at the classic indie Australian acts’ 80s catalog, featuring the complete The Evening Visits… LP (previously released by Rough Trade in ’85), the criminally rare first singles as well as unreleased demos — all lovingly remastered. Packed with liner notes from contemporaries like Go Betweens’ Robert Forster, The Chills’ Steven Schayer and recollections from Peter Milton Walsh himself, this set is an essential document for anyone interested in the the post-punk movement."
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MATT TOLFREY - fabric 81: Matt Tolfrey, Fabric Worldwide

MATT TOLFREY

fabric 81: Matt Tolfrey

Fabric Worldwide

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FABRIC161

Tech-house selection from London's Leftroom label cap'n, Matt Tolfrey.
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DAVID BEHRMAN - Wave Train, Alga Marghen

DAVID BEHRMAN

Wave Train

Alga Marghen

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: PLANA-B5NMN.020

**Classic avant-garde compositions and pioneering electronics recorded between 1958 and 1968** Groundbreaking experimental compositions dating between 1958-68 from Austrian-born US composer David Behrman, digitally reissued from the Alga Marghen catalogue. Behrman is assisted by a host of major names from the 20th century avant-garde: David Tudor plays piano on the opening piece, 'Canons', supported on percussion by Christoph Caskel. This work's difficult intervals and challenging staccato nature is mirrored by the prepared piano piece 'Ricecar', whose spacious and ambiguous narrative is p… Read more
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DAVID BEHRMAN - Wave Train, Alga Marghen
SUUNS AND JERUSALEM IN MY HEART - Suuns and Jerusalem In My Heart, Secretly Canadian
*Ships Friday* A unique proposition melding Middle Eastern-influenced kosmische synth drone (Jerusalem In My Heart) with shoegazing post rock tronics (Suuns). Arching up with the majestic Schulzeian chug of 'Metal', they morph into a sort of Arabic-influenced take on Moon Duo with the blistered garage momentum of 'Metal'. 'Self' makes for an emotive charge with Oud-like strings and Dabke-esque drum machine; 'In Touch' comes across like an opiated Steve Moore pop dream, bleeding into the luscious skin-prickling cosmic heat of 'Gazelles in Flight', and mind you don't get the bends when coming up heavy with the expansive finale of '3attam Babey'.
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SUUNS AND JERUSALEM IN MY HEART - Suuns and Jerusalem In My Heart, Secretly Canadian

Thursday, 09 April

TORO Y MOI - What For?, carpark
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TORO Y MOI

What For?

carpark

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: CAK102CD

**Chaz Bundick a.k.a. Toro Y Moi spills pure pop juice all over your shredded tennis shoes with 'What For?'** "Opening to the scream of F1’s speeding around a racetrack, and maintaining that intensity with booming guitar riffs and psychedelic effects throughout, the forthcoming album from Toro Y Moi is definitely making a statement. Or maybe a few statements. But Chaz Bundick, the frontman and songwriter, is leaving it up to you to figure out what they are. While it is obvious that each song is crafted around a personally meaningful experience, Chaz seems to purposefully leave the lyrics just vagu… Read more
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TORO Y MOI - What For?, carpark
POPOL VUH - Soul Jazz Records Presents Popol Vuh: Kailash - Pilgrimage to the Throne of Gods / Piano Recordings, Soul Jazz Records
**Extensive collection of solo piano pieces and wonderful Popol Vuh zone-outs** “Florian was always able to create music I feel helps audiences visualize something hidden in the images on screen, and in our own souls too.” - Werner Herzog (‘Herzog On Herzog’). ‘Kailash’ is a new collection of work from Florian Fricke, leader of Popol Vuh, seminal group in the German rock scene of the 1970s (Can, Faust, Amon Duul, Ash Ra Tempel, Tangerine Dream) and creators of classic soundtracks to the films of Werner Herzog (‘Ag… Read more
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POPOL VUH - Soul Jazz Records Presents Popol Vuh: Kailash - Pilgrimage to the Throne of Gods / Piano Recordings, Soul Jazz Records
CALEXICO - Edge Of The Sun (Regular Edition), City Slang
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CALEXICO

Edge Of The Sun (Regular Edition)

City Slang

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: SLANG50072

"For the better part of two decades, Calexico have crossed musical barriers, embracing a multitude of styles, variety in instrumentation, and well-cultivated signature sounds. With Edge of the Sun they take inspiration from a trip to a place surprisingly unexplored by the band before in Mexico City, and with the benefit of many friends and comrades to help guide the way. Encouraged by the experience, the guest list grew to include Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), Nick Urata (Devotchka), Carla Morrison, Gaby Moreno, Amparo Sanchez, multi-instrumentalists from the Greek band Takim… Read more
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CALEXICO - Edge Of The Sun (Regular Edition), City Slang
FLAKO - Natureboy, FIVE EASY PIECES
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FLAKO

Natureboy

FIVE EASY PIECES

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.49

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: FEP18CD

Premo beat breaker fLako presents a sterling 3rd album and magnum opus with 'Natureboy' for UK's Five Easy Pieces. Where many in the beat scene can tend to twiddle off into jazzy frippery, fLako defines a filigree balance of restraint and technical innovation with jazz-wise expression, meshing slick, tensile electronics nodding to footwork, grime and lush 4th world ambient tones with grid-skipping drum patterns and feathered instrumental touches.
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PALE BLUE - The Past We Leave Behind, Captured Tracks
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PALE BLUE

The Past We Leave Behind

Captured Tracks

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: CT219CD

Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better) inaugurates his 2MR (Two Mikes Records) label with this lush debut double slab as Pale Blue with vocalists Liz Wight (Silver Hands) and Jana Hunter (Lower Dens). The vibe gauge is set to heartfelt from the outset, strafing component elements of melodic techno, dream-pop and disco with a dancefloor-honed sense of motorik trance momentum and romance. Simonetti's previous credentials are as diverse as they are impressive, covering so much ground between his punk background at Troubleman Unlimited and the disco inspirations of Italians Do It Better… Read more
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PALE BLUE - The Past We Leave Behind, Captured Tracks
MICHAEL PRICE - Price: Entanglement, ERASED TAPES

MICHAEL PRICE

Price: Entanglement

ERASED TAPES

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.49

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ERATP067CD

**In which Michael Price, composer for the BBC's 'Sherlock' TV series, explores "the spontaneity of performance and the sound of musicians hearing, connecting and responding" ** "‘Entanglement’, the debut album by Michael Price fulfils his long-term desire to explore new musical territories, featuring Michael on the piano, with the addition of cello, soprano voice, string orchestra, modular synth, tape effects and electronics. Throughout the record you will hear street sounds from 'Budapest' captured and processed on Michael’s mobile phone, as well as chamber music recorded direct to … Read more
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MICHAEL PRICE - Price: Entanglement, ERASED TAPES
NETHERWORLD - ZASTRUGI, Glacial Movements
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NETHERWORLD

ZASTRUGI

Glacial Movements

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ICEBERG1

"An Iceberg is a large mass of ice detached from a glacier or from a floating platform of glaciers that drifst in the sea. It is in constant motion and most of its mass remains submerged under surface of the water. The goal of this new Iceberg series of releases on Glacial Movements is to describe through techno / dub music this huge mass of ice. Each record release will be produced in a special maxi digipack with images printed and embossed in spot gloss. The first chapter of this series is "Zastrugi" - the first techno glacial album by Netherworld. It's a wind-eroded, hard-packed snow surface … Read more
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NETHERWORLD - ZASTRUGI, Glacial Movements
LOOPER - These Things, Mute
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LOOPER

These Things

Mute

Format_dot_cd5CD SET // £28.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: LOOPERBX1CD

*5 CD box set, collating tracks from their entire catalogue, including the brand new album, Offgrid:Offline plus rarities & previously unreleased material* "In an inventive reinterpretation of ‘the box set’, Looper have curated the database of their entire body of work as five separate CDs, themed by type and entitled ‘Lexiphonics’, ‘Kinokraft’, ‘Voxtrot’, ‘Transmitte’ and ‘Melos’: Inspired by mixtapes and their modern day equivalent, the playlist, ‘These Things’ puts the songs in new contexts, allowing new relationships between works previously kept apart. Looper explain, “For us this box is a r… Read more
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LOOPER - These Things, Mute