Monday, 14 July
Their first recorded album since 2007, ‘Secret Paths’ is I Have Eaten The City’s tour-de-force. This trio of multi-instrumentalists could easily be seen as a microcosm for the practices of Toronto’s wider experimental music scene, the breadth and fluidity of their experimentations throughout their discography showcasing an alarmingly diverse range influences and atmospheres, of which ‘Secret Paths’ is a clear apex. The astonishing opener ‘Eyot’ unfurls in wide-eyed panoramic colour, showcasing a radiant display of aquatic guitar textures, gorgeous flute work and pulsating drum… Read more
London's most-hyped soul crew finally unveil their debut album after a studied viral marketing campaign. Includes all the tracks from their singles plus a ruck of new gear."Jungle are based around a core musical duo of lifelong friends known simply as ‘J’ and ‘T’, who expand to a thrilling seven piece live, and make mesmeric, kaleidoscopic modern soul that’s unmistakably born in the UK but has true global appeal. The album was recorded between the band’s own home studio in Shepherds Bush, London and the XL Recordings studio in nearby Ladbroke Grove."
Collecting Daniel Avery, Scuba and Matrixxman remixes of Matthew Dear's Audio alter ego. In Avery's hands 'Sky' becomes a druggy, EBM-infected house groove, and Scuba re-rolls it to the big rooms. With 'Motormouth', Matrixxman gives a taut, minimal jack remix in the 'Singularity Edit' and a more fluid, tribalist 'Replicant Remix'.
"Produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Antony & The Johnsons, Sam Amidon) and recorded in New York, this mini album features covers of tracks by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA twigs and Connan Mockasin, as well as a collaboration with David Byrne on the title track, a cover of Keren Ann’s ‘Strange Weather’. The cover of Suicide’s Ghost Rider was recorded with drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley) and Nico Muhly contributes string arrangements to the opener, a deconstructed organic reworking of FKA twigs’ ‘Papi Pacify’. David Byrne said the following on working with Anna: “I’m a big fan … Read more
**Flawless French pop produced by the legendary Isabelle Antena** "I'd Rather Be Naked (TWI 1152) is the debut album by Penelope Queen, a young French singer-songwriter, produced by cult pop polymath Isabelle Antena. Written and recorded between 2010 and 2013, the album features 13 original songs by Penelope, together with a cover of Silly Things, the heartbreaking ballad originally recorded by Antena on Camino Del Sol, their debut for Crépuscule back in 1983. Also written in the south of France, Penelope's own new album captures many of the same moods, sometimes insouciant, s… Read more
"Soundtrack music for theatre and dance productions staged between 2008-2012, composed, performed and recorded by Blaine L. Reininger of Tuxedomoon, including Electric Girl, New Electric Ballroom, Lithi (Oblivion), Danton's Death, Double Take, American Buffalo and Antigone. "Since I moved to Greece I've been commissioned to compose music for dance and theatre on a more frequent basis than before. The difference between this work and my own songwriting, in and out of Tuxedomoon, is that the subject matter is supplied to me beforehand and the results are supervised and edited by som… Read more
Crepuscule presents a brand new remastered edition of The Only Fun In Town, the influential debut album by iconic Scottish guitar group Josef K, originally released on Postcard Records in July 1981. Speedily recorded in a small studio in Brussels, The Only Fun In Town was a defiantly abrasive, serrated long-player in the mould of the second Velvets album, Josef K having already shelved a more conventional recording. Sharp-edged pop singles abound – It’s Kinda Funny, Sorry For Laughing, Revelation – along with rattling Haig/Ross twin guitar classics such as Fun ‘n’ Frenzy, Heart of S… Read more
Crepuscule presents a single by Marnie, the moniker adopted by Ladytron lead singer Helen Marnie for solo projects. Issued in a strictly limited edition of just 500 copies on clear vinyl, The Hunter Remixed features four tracks, including brand new mixes by Stephen Morris of Joy Division/New Order and Scots electronic radicals Roman Nose. The EP also includes the haunting original version of The Hunter from Helen’s debut album, Crystal World, produced by Ladytron bandmate Daniel Hunt, along with a smooth reboot of Sugarland by Berlin-based remixer Mark Reeder.