Monday, 15 September
*Exclusive cuts from Julia Holter, Sun Araw, Dem Hunger, Ssaliva, Odd Nosdam, Dntel and much more* A canny marriage: Stones Throw present an ace collection of exclusive cuts from the exploratory Leaving Records library. Spanning the work of Julia Holter, Sun Araw, Dem Hunger, Ssaliva, Odd Nosdam, Dntel, Run DMT and many more (20 total), it's gotta be the most experimental collection Stones Throw have associated themselves with. But, that said, it clearly fits with the label's beat-driven and innovative ethos. If we're picking highlights then Julia Holter's live tribute to Arthur Russell, 'You … Read more
Tuesday, 09 September
Just in time for mushie hunting, we've harvested a mind-bending selection of electronic and progressive music to enhance your antics in the field. Familiar and influential to many cultures across the world since pre-historic times, our fungi friends have been responsible for a whole lot of mystical madness, opening the doors of conscious perception to myriad profound and life-changing insights. Specifically, we're largely drawn to pastorally ripe compositions, spanning the obscure 'Electronic Landscapes' of Barton and Priscilla McLean, thru the strange, alien harmoni… Read more
Monday, 08 September
Fully pumped ghetto-house and garage workout from Chris Finke as Bodyjack, backed da f*ck up with wicked DJ Haus remix. Given Finke's long term association with UK techno scene it's perhaps no surprise that the billowing bass and aggy groove of 'Brock Out' reminds of vintage Landstrumm and Cristian Vogel styles, whilst 'That's What She Said' runs a bouncing Chicago/London style reminding of Jerome Hill and the Uglyfunk lot. DJ Haus's remix is rudest of the pack, reworking the latter cut to a skippy, freaky old skool garage bang.
Black Acre's Clap! Clap! fathoms unique, Afro-futurist mutations on his island-minded debut album 'Tayi Bebba'. Under the moniker Clap! Clap!, Italian producer Cristiano Crisci has arrived at a whirlwind fusion of African-inspired rhythmelody and far-flung urban groove on a trio of well-received singles, and 'Tayi Bebba' is the project's most impressive, colourful dispatch to date. It feels like the Awesome Tapes From Africa and Celluloid catalogues have been stripped for parts and reassembled within the prism of modern footwork and ghetto electro. Shredding and punctuating exotic source ma… Read more
Another brilliant example of instrumental grime's new draft, 'Marble Isles' is the slick, emosh new single by Melbourne's Strict Face. Tracing similar trajectory to the killer Slackk album and Moleskin's 'Satis House' EP, it finds a colourful, melodic blend of chiming synth tones and clipped, minimal rhythms owing almost as much to Haruomi Hosono and '80s Asian cinema soundtracks as early Wiley and Ruff Sqwad produce. 'Slow Fields' and 'Mountain Falls' bookend the session with fluidly beatless scapes penetrated by the odd gunshot, whereas 'Arpeggius' is elegant, piquant Eski, and 'In Evergreen' models 3D specs for a strange, underwater sorta R&G soul.
**Reissue edition remastered by Rashad at Clunk** Infiné surpass themselves with this prime reissue of a sought-after late '70s synth masterpiece by French laser-harp pioneer, Bernard Szajner. 'Visions Of Dune' (1979) is Szajner's concept album influenced by Frank Herbert's cult sci-fi trilogy of 'Dune' books (it's *not* the OST for David Lynch's film adaptation). Taking cues from the trilogy's tangled web of epic power struggles, otherworldly witchcraft and dystopian sci-fi themes, it's every bit as dramatic, out-of-this-world as you'd hope for, an… Read more
Exquisitely iced-out, instrumental grime from the Goon Club Allstars boss. Issued a few weeks on from the haughty hybrids of his eponymous solo debut, the 'Satis House EP' is a high watermark for instrumental grime in 2014. Much like his Keysound stablemate, Logos, these three cuts represent the sound at its most forward, searching, meshing radiant harmonics and crystalline melody more redolent of kosmsiche trance and computer music than anything else, to the stark geometries and dynamics of grime proper. A-side, he orchestrates sweeping arpeggios and shuddering bass waves with the visce… Read more
**Stunning new album from Milanese accelerationist Lorenzo Senni. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi** We're more than a bit gassed to pop the cork on Lorenzo Senni's thrilling, incisive new LP, the 10th release for Boomkat Editions. The conceptual sibling to his blinding 'Quantum Jelly' side for Editions Mego in 2012, 'Superimpositions' finds the Milan-based multi-disciplinary artist and owner of the brilliant Presto!? Records accelerating and evolving his idea of "Pointillistic Trance" - an ascetic, extreme approach to the aesthetics of '90s-style trance/hard-trance - in a broader rang… Read more