Friday, 04 September
*Killer album of tense, rhythmic minimalism from one half of Opal Tapes duo Lumisokea, new on Type* Type return with Andrea Taeggi's probing and propulsive modular session 'Mama Matrix Most Mysterious', recorded on the Buchla and Serge systems at Sweden's EMS facility. Marking a considered step away from the rugged tonalities of Taeggi's solo work as Gondwana, or in the Lumisokea duo with Koenraad Ecker, the Italian artist gets to grips with EMS' coveted gear across six tense and icy transmissions clearly in thrall to the machines' capacity for making unique timbres and… Read more
"Lou Barlow’s first solo release in six years comes as a follow-up to 2009’s ‘Goodnight Unknown’ and marks the third release under his own name. The album was recorded in six days with Justin Pizzoferrato (who engineered the three Dinosaur Jr. ‘reunion’ albums). Barlow’s extensive and celebrated discography includes releases from Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Folk Implosion and his first solo endeavour, Sentridoh. In the words of the great man himself, these songs find him “less fretful, still restless.”
Tuesday, 01 September
Willowing solo piano pieces from the Erased Tapes ladz. Both songs are exclusive to this 7" and capture the duo blowing kisses and winks over the ivories at each other. Includes digital download code and insert...
Monday, 31 August
Stone cold killer right here - is this the closest we're gonna get to hear Zomby's Eski gear?
Friday, 28 August
Dubstep's strongest torch-carriers rally together on a crushing three-way mission for Deep Medi. Over the past half decade all three producers, Commodo, Kahn and Gantz have emerged as stalwarts of the 140bpm sound under custodianship of Mala and also for a bunch of the scene's most interesting, boundary-pushing labels. With their forces combined in this LP they frame the 2015 sound at its most far-flung and darkly engaging with a mix of mystic, textured samples and precision production yielding six overlarge, mutant creations. On the 1st disc you'll find the noir collages of 'AMK' wi… Read more
"As has often been noted, psychedelic music can involve causal links between getting out of it and getting into it. Conversely, expansion of consciousness can be found by heading deep into the roots that a band explores, and journeying to the centre of their inspiration. Thus, a curious paradox is attained, whereby the traditional elements of an outfit’s sound are superseded by them blasting their core vibrations into unchartered territory. Such is the case with the new opus from third-eye visionaries Hills, a dizzying journey that traverses through the band’s origins and beyond to new dimensions.Th… Read more
Tiger's Milk Records and Strut perfectly plug a gap in our collective knowledge with this unparalleled set of bass-heavy bleeps and bumps from modern day Peru. Focussed on a handful of like-minded artists from the capital city, Lima - Dengue Dengue, Tribilin Sound, Deltatron, Animal Chuki and Chakruna a.o. - it rotates 16 fresh and unique productions fusing traditional, native cumbia grooves with new sounds and structures adopted from dubstep, techno and electronica. Whilst their sound bears up to obvious comparisons with everything from… Read more
"Cold Showers, a band formed in Highland Park, California in 2010, fuses the brash power of their shoegaze pedigree with the smokey compulsions of post-punk / no-wave ancestors. Cold Showers would fit in well amongst their idols on the Factory or early Rough Trade back catalog, but blend in perfectly amongst the unique foliage of the Dais Records roster. Cold Showers sophomore album out sees the band step up to the plate with more pop sensibility under their belt with the tracks of their new album “Matter of Choice”. This is the pervasive pop mode against which Cold Showers cast th… Read more
Kelpe's 5th album unpackages a hazy mirage of radiophonic boogie electronics and percussive tribal house in signature, colourful fashion. Check it out for highlights in the Thom Yorke-meets Modeselektor styles of 'Doubles of Everything'; the trippy tribal dub of 'Drums for Special Effects'; and the proggy, bittersweet Caribou compatibility of 'Canjealous'.
Consummate house playas D'Marc Cantu and Tadd Mullinx reprise a rude yet deeply romantic Chicago sound as 2AM/FM for the latter's home-cooked Bopside label. By any measure it's their largest joint release to date, unfurling seven house cuts blessed with a more varied, fine-layered and crimped style than any previous outings. Highlights are many, and at best in the boogie house swang of 'What We Live For', the dextrous tribal shimmy of 'Crux Palm', and the prickling electro judders of 'The Barber and the Fish'. This is golden material for any Tadd Mullinx follower, trust.
"Poison Season opens with Vancouver native Dan Bejar swathed in Hunky Dory strings. He’s a dashboard Bowie surveying four wracked characters—Jesus, Jacob, Judy, Jack—simultaneously Biblical and musical theatre. This bittersweet, Times Square-set fanfare is reprised twice more on the record—first as swaying, saxophone-stoked “street-rock” and then finally as a curtain-closing reverie. “The first and last songs are actually one song tracked live with quintet,” explains their author. “I even sang with the band. That song always swung between super austere and super mid-’70s Springsteen/Bowi… Read more
"Londoner Loz Caulton, PKA Lokane, fresh off his Nervous Horizon debut and his breakout Boiler Room performance, delivers his first EP-length offering, courtesy of Infinite Machine. Titled The Eastway Project, it comprises four no-frills, no-holds-barred club constructions - machinistic grime ballistics are interwoven with myriad Afro-Carribean continua while a clear, vocal-stuttering foundation of Jersey club anchors everything firmly in danceable territory. This is best exemplified on Shake The Gears, the EP's frontrunner cut, which definitely does NOT twist and warp its vocal sampl… Read more