Monday, 29 September
**Retrovert deep house romanticism** "Berlin sequencer Thomas Pahl aka Vertical67 pitches his latest sheaf of sim city nostalgia acid away from the lovers lanes of his last SILK sides, Soulmates, towards a new nocturnal dome. Faded neon, concave rubber basslines, fluorescent synths, and Roland rhythm patterns interweave across expanses of spheric interior space – an Aura pervades. The EP’s 5 pieces patrol different perimeters, evoking various shades of windswept, moon-burned, ecstatic, restless states of mind. Pahl’s interests in electronic textures spill over into his ambient work as The Colour… Read more
*Epic 5- Disc set featuring the first four albums from Eyeless in Gaza plus bonus material* "Originally signed to Cherry Red in 1981, Eyeless in Gaza moved very quickly through four albums of skewed free-pop explorations to become the intriguing, uncomfortable cousin of the brash new wave sound finding its way into the mainstream at the time. Picture a place where scratchy guitars, synthesizers, primitive rhythms, found sounds, technical experimentation and neo-noise come together to provide a bed for the poetic, exploratory lyrics of Martyn Bates. Oblique, anxious, diffic… Read more
Earth's Dylan Carlson answers more than a few dreams with his first ever soundtrack work, 'Gold'. Composed for a Western about settlers on the West Canadian frontiers - we're guessing relatively close to his Seattle base - Carlson takes license to conjure some of his freest, intuitive axe work, breaking down to a mixture of 24 concise cues and more widescreen pieces, all strongly evoking expansive landscapes and harsh terrain...
**Claggy dub techno drift from a new Manchester duo. For fans of vintage Vladislav Delay, Echospace. Edition of 50 housed in two-colour risograph sleeves printed in recycled paper stock** "Above / Below the concrete' is the debut 40 minute offering from Manchester duo 'Space Afrika'. Approaching from a concept based around the industrial architecture in the north west, specifically Manchester, Space Afrika employ a drifting balance of scorched soundscapes, field recordings and rolling dubbed out techno dread. There is a refreshing element of fearlessness to adm… Read more
**Hot on the heels of her 'Folkways II' cassette mix for Trilogy Tapes, Beatrice Dillon does a dubbed-out "mutant shuffle" somewhere between Joe and Madalyn Merkey. Edition of 50 housed in two-colour risograph sleeves printed in recycled paper stock** "Where To Now? Are proud to present 'Blues Dances', a 30 minute exploration of sound and style which serve as a precursor to a forthcoming 12” and full length LP landing with us in early 2015. Beatrice's music although primarily electronic and sample based does not exist solely or comfortably within this world, there's an understated, … Read more
**Flac format of this release is 24 bit audio** London-based sound artist/producer/DJ, Shelley Parker presents an inquisitive album of alien concrète structures compiled from edits and extracts of her performances/installations/videos over the last five years. 'Spurn' follows the aesthetic themes of her 'Sleeper Line' EP for Entr'acte in eight pieces that tease out and augment a latent sense of "techno" from industrial field recordings and documentation of her work, focussing on its rhythmic and spatial qualities. The results are best defined in terms of their physical bass presence … Read more
Sacred Tapes offer a poke around the depths of John Powell-Jones' phantasmagoric mind with 'The Necromantic Bell Of Giradius'. Whilst perhaps best known as brilliant illustrator and screen-printer - his work for Reel Torque, Basic House, and Moon Duo features regularly on these pages, and he recently exhibited in Geneva accompanied by a Demdike Stare installation - his musical praxis is also gathering recognition, both in the motorik psych unit Horrid, and now revealed here as unique solo artist. Recorded some years ago, these two improvised pieces for guitar, … Read more
One-shot studio synthy-pop takes from the excellent Swedish label, Flexiwave. Futility performs all synths, drum machines, sequencers, vox, all at once, channelling classic Human League and Chris Carter with a more stripped-down, full-bodied modern aesthetic.
"Formed last year in Brighton, Lutine (Heather Minor and Emma Morton) are already establishing themselves are a mesmerising live act and have now translated their minimal, fragile and evocative sound onto record for the first time. The album reflects a shared love of traditional folk and modern classical, distorted through a lens of medieval and baroque music, traditional Indian and Chinese music, dream/synth pop, minimalism, experimental music and 60s/70s folk. Both familiar and uncanny (inspired equally by Thomas Hardy and The Twilight Zone), Heather and Emma have produced a set of songs… Read more