Monday, 18 May
After minting Nic Tasker ov Boiler Room's Young Turks sub-label, Terron turns out another quartet of big room and basement-rumbling tech house with 'Whities 004'. Toiling shades away from Kassem Mosse's earlier, ruder emissions, A-side 'No.29 Pareto 20/80' synchs gruff kicks and sparing-but-crucially timed subs with a streaking synthline that cuts like a lazer thru sweat fog. Flipside, the dank sound design of 'No.33.1 The Game's Ouverture' gives way to the sunken swagger of 'No.33 Hawk [Part I]' and the v.v. KM-styled shunt of 'No.34 Dove [Part II]'.
Patten's Kaleidoscope twists back into/out of focus with the first issue in his 50/50 series. Manchester's Aldous RH (f.k.a. Egyptian Hip Hop) indulges a sanguine side of yacht-rock pop vignettes nodding to Todd Rundgren and highly compatible with early Hype Williams, sweetly defined by his sugary croon, gauzily off-kilter synth harmonies and wistful pallor.
Patten's Kaleidoscope twists back into/out of focus with the first issue in his 50/50 series. Tel-Aviv-based Vanilla Hammer served the label's cinematic, heatsick 'Retreat' back in 2012. Here on 'Diss Patches' he glitches, pops and cranks thru eight unstable (de)constructions, unravelling techno with a mix of avant-garde and pop-wise strategy, allowing chiming half-hooks to glint thru crooked pulses, ill pads and scattered field recordings breaking his local environment and traces of his youth spent devouring hip hop mixtapes in South London into the music.
**Wraparound artwork. Edition of 300. Massively recommended if you’re into Arca, TCF, Lotic, Total Freedom** We're over the moon to present the vinyl debut of Elysia Crampton with 'Moth / Lake' thru Boomkat Editions. Formerly known by the moniker, E + E, this single marks the first chapter of her Shenandoah series, "a concept work that explores Virginian American history and brownness beyond culture, as geology - as mud, dirt, and mineral." Breaking with the artist's highly influential and formerly sample-rich arrangements, the material on both sides is entirely, uniquely original. Wit… Read more
Following on from 2008's Polaris Prize-winning Andorra, Dan Snaith returns with a fresh take on the Caribou sound, working more dance-friendly structures into his work, which makes for quite a revelation given the project's tendencies towards jazz and frayed-edge psychedelia. Snaith outlined his approach to the new record by stating: "I got excited by the idea of making dance music that's liquid in the way it flows back and forth, the sounds slosh around in pitch, timbre, pan... Dance music that sounds like it's made out of water rather than made out of metallic stuff like most dance mus… Read more