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Tuesday, 25 November

FM3 - Buddha Machine 5 - Black , FM3

FM3

Buddha Machine 5 - Black

FM3

Format_dot_stuffLOOP PLAYER // £13.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: FM3BUDDHA5BLACK

Here's the brand new Buddha Machine featuring pitch and volume controls, as well as a Line Out. 9 new loops taken from or inspired by the songs on the 2014 FM3 album Ting Shuo. pitch-control as usual. in Black or White with a special 5-layer Silicon coating to give the machines a warm and fuzzy handfeel.
FM3 - Buddha Machine 5 - White , FM3

FM3

Buddha Machine 5 - White

FM3

Format_dot_stuffLOOP PLAYER // £13.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: FM3BUDDHA5WHITE

Here's the brand new Buddha Machine featuring pitch and volume controls, as well as a Line Out. 9 new loops taken from or inspired by the songs on the 2014 FM3 album Ting Shuo. pitch-control as usual. in Black or White with a special 5-layer Silicon coating to give the machines a warm and fuzzy handfeel.

Monday, 24 November

YAMANEKO - Pixel Wave Embrace, Local Action
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YAMANEKO

Pixel Wave Embrace

Local Action

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: LOCLP005

Gorgeous debut album of new age/grime fusion from Local Action's newest avatar, Yamaneko. Sublimating the structures of OG grime with the diaphanous tones of meditational aid cassettes, Yamaneko's 'Pixel Wave Embrace' reads like a strange wet dream on screen, and the results actually aren't too far off. Whilst the likes of Visionist, Moleskin, Fatima Al Qadiri and Slackk have all emphasised grime's melodic, ethereal side, Yamaneko takes that aesthetic one step further east to a synaesthetic xen space full of fragrant, reflective chimes and harmonics. It's most explicit in the title a… Read more
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YAMANEKO - Pixel Wave Embrace, Local Action
VANISHING - Ramifications, Tesla Tapes
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VANISHING

Ramifications

Tesla Tapes

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: TESLATAPES021

Review to follow shortly…
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Thursday, 13 November

ZALTAN   - Quartier Choc, Editions Gravats
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ZALTAN

Quartier Choc

Editions Gravats

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: GRVTS002

*Second limited releases from Low Jack's Editions Gravats label - 100 copies. Gold ink printed on white cassette* Antinote boss Quentin Vandewalle aka Zaltan delivers a KILLER "psychedelic boogie and '80s motocross funk" mix for Low Jack and Jean Carval's Editions Gravats. Following on from Low Jack's 'Îlot' 7" as Gravats, the 'Quartier Choc' mix will test the knowledge of even the most dedicated, roadwise Francophile with more than an hour of prime French disco/early hip hop/wave funk/'80s boogie in the blend. So we're kinda stumped really - I spent most of my French classes doodling the t… Read more
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ZALTAN   - Quartier Choc, Editions Gravats
S OLBRICHT - Emtee, Gang of Ducks
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S OLBRICHT

Emtee

Gang of Ducks

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: GODREC0009C

**Hand-numbered tape edition of 100 housed inna ganja baggy** Budapest's Stephan Olbricht finds a sympathetic home among Turin's Gang Of Ducks with the crunchy, skudged house abstractions of 'Emtee'. Seven songs flay the flesh of house convention leaving behind the residue of kicking, skeletal patterns formed by sodden drums and blunted chords tussling it out under heavy ferric atmospheres. At times there are glimpses of the crafty hi-tech funk of Olbricht's Budapest peer, Gábor Lázár, in the singular twists of 'Wowno' and the obtuse rhythms of 'Emtee' and the off-kilter notes of 'Very Deep', b… Read more
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S OLBRICHT - Emtee, Gang of Ducks
DISCO PATRICK & PATRICK VOGT - Disco: An Encyclopedic Guide to the cover art of disco records, Soul Jazz Records
*Due to the size and weight of this item we can only ship to UK & Ireland, USA, Benelux, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Italy, Spain Denmark, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. If you are in another country please contact us for postage costs* "This 360 page deluxe hardback book - a massive 12x12” - features the amazing artwork of thousands of disco record cover designs from the 1970s up to the mid-1980s. The record cover designs amount to a unique visual history of disco culture. Featuring over 2,000 album cover desig… Read more
DISCO PATRICK & PATRICK VOGT - Disco: An Encyclopedic Guide to the cover art of disco records, Soul Jazz Records
THE WIRE - Issue 370: December 2014, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 370: December 2014

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE370

December's issue focusses on "freedom principles: strategies for liberating sound and music", with a particular emphasis on Improv, Karaoke, Psychedelia, Plunderphonics, Free Rock and Outward Bound Jazz. Peter Zummo is tested in the Invisible Jukebox, Biba Kopf listens to the ancient songs of the Ainu people of Japan, and Francis Gooding covers India's folk legends Amarass. Includes all the usual news, reviews, listings etc.
JACKSON C. FRANK - The Clear, Hard Light of Genius (A Memoir by Jim Abbott), Ba Da Bing!
*Part painstakingly researched biography, part personal memoir of caring for Frank through the final decade of his life. Softcover, 255 pages. Precedes the early 2015 release of a triple volume set of reissues* "The story of Jackson C. Frank is tragic. The victim of a school fire in his youth, struggling with homelessness and mental illness throughout his life, half-blinded in old age before his death in 1999, Frank met continuous obstacles. And yet he enjoyed a shining moment with the release of Jackson C. Frank on Columbia Records in 1965. The … Read more
JACKSON C. FRANK - The Clear, Hard Light of Genius (A Memoir by Jim Abbott), Ba Da Bing!
TY SEGALL - Singles 2, Drag City

TY SEGALL

Singles 2

Drag City

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DC611CS

Review to follow shortly…

Thursday, 06 November

BEPPU - Post Content, OTHER IDEAS
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BEPPU

Post Content

OTHER IDEAS

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.49

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: OTRC003

*Edition of 50 copies* Andrew Hargreaves of The Boats returns with an excellent, noisy new Beppu album. Arriving in the wake of this year's 'Coercion' LP, the 'Post Content' session features eight of Andrew's most malevolent industrial/noise excursions inspired by the early waves of TG and Clock DVA and strongly compatible with the recent wave of gear from Vatican Shadow, Alberich et al. And while it might all just be "noise" to the lay listener, there's a thread of melodic ambiguity to Beppu's music that's become his charred brand; from the thunderous discord of 'Verbal Objections' thru the … Read more
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BEPPU - Post Content, OTHER IDEAS
STRESS WAVES - Orphic Ruin, ONO
**Edition of 50 with riso inlays** Michael Holland's Ono pull out a post punk pop peach by Brisbane, Australia's Stress Waves. Discovered via Gnod's Paddy Shine, the group's debut release, 'Orphic Waves' is a magical tribute to that original era of moody men with moodier synths, guitars and toiling drum machines. Yet it's no mere rehash; the duo of Nick Williams (vocals) and Errol Hoffman (synth, guitar, bass, mixing, artwork) have really juiced the essence of that sound - think The Cure, Joy Division, 4AD - to its most potent components, all woozy synth chords, flopping bass guitar lin… Read more
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STRESS WAVES - Orphic Ruin, ONO
BILL CALLAHAN - I Drive a Valence, Drag City
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BILL CALLAHAN

I Drive a Valence

Drag City

Format_dot_stuffBook // £13.99

BOOKS

Cat. Number: DC614

"Until we have a feature film in which Bill Callahan’s words are spoken by the true and deep characters who exist within the songs, the best format will be this lyric book — wait, no, the best format will always be the albums featuring the songs, since they are sung by Bill Callahan, the author and singer, in his own inimitable and completely individual fashion. ‘I Drive A Valence’, however, which spans two decades of Smog / Bill Callahan songs, is a fairly unforgettable look-see; in fact, it’s a definitive-yet- concise trip through the mirror, collecting the lyrics to 70 songs and p… Read more
BILL CALLAHAN - I Drive a Valence, Drag City
SOUL JAZZ RECORDS PRESENTS - 90 Degrees of Shade: Image and Identity in the West Indies: Over 100 Years of Photography in the Caribbean - Foreword by Paul Gilroy, Soul Jazz Records
*Due to the size and weight of this item we can only ship to UK & Ireland, USA, Benelux, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Italy, Spain Denmark, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. If you are in another country please contact us for postage costs* "‘90 Degrees Of Shade: Image And Identity In The West Indies - 100 Years Of Photography In The Caribbean’ celebrates over 100 years of photography in the Caribbean. From calypso kings to Vodou priests, revolutiona… Read more
SOUL JAZZ RECORDS PRESENTS - 90 Degrees of Shade: Image and Identity in the West Indies: Over 100 Years of Photography in the Caribbean - Foreword by Paul Gilroy, Soul Jazz Records
ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS - Turning, Rough Trade
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ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS

Turning

Rough Trade

Format_dot_stuffDVD+CD // £11.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: RTRADCDDVD723

Deluxe edition of the ‘Turning’ DVD including a CD of the complete audio recording of the ‘Turning’ concert, recorded live at The Barbican in London in November 2006. The concert contains songs from the first three Antony And The Johnsons full length albums - ‘Antony And The Johnsons’, ‘I Am A Bird Now’ and ‘The Crying Light’ - as performed by an ensemble of musicians including Maxim Moston, Rob Moose, Julia Kent, Parker Kindred, Jeff Langston and Thomas Bartlett. The CD also features two rare Antony And The Johnsons studio recordings from that period* ‘Turning’ is a concert film document… Read more
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ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS - Turning, Rough Trade

Thursday, 30 October

GODFLESH - A World Lit Only By Fire, HYDRAHEAD
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GODFLESH

A World Lit Only By Fire

HYDRAHEAD

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £8.49

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: HH6662425

*Limited Tape Edition* Justin Broadrick's Godflesh churn up 'A World Lit Only By Fire' on their first new album in 13 years. Known as B.C. Green and JK Broadrick to the authorities, Godflesh are perhaps the best known exponents of industrial metal that the world has known: they single-handedly invented the genre with their eponymous debut in 1988 and have dominated discerning moshpits ever since with thunderous drum machines crushed by patented, claw-handed riffage. And thank f**k nowt has changed since their last LP, 'Hymns' in 2001. On 'A World Lit Only By Fire' they're stil… Read more
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GODFLESH - Decline & Fall, HYDRAHEAD
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GODFLESH

Decline & Fall

HYDRAHEAD

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.49

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: HH6662415

*LTD Tape Edition* The Industrial Metal titans return with an new mini album, their first in 13 years! Now fully reformed and raring to go, 'Decline & Fall' displays JK Broadrick and B.C. Green operating at optimal levels on 4 tracks, 23 minutes of toiling drum machine and searing, grinding axe work delivered with stare-down intensity. Precise and brutal, it's a beast of a thing, razing all-comers with the technoid militancy of 'Ringer', the industro-funk swagger of 'Dogbite', pile-driving riffs on 'Playing With Fire', and the strong blast beats and garotting tension of 'Decline & Fall'.
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GODFLESH - Decline & Fall, HYDRAHEAD
BRIAN COLEMAN - Check The Technique (Volume 2) - More Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies, WAX FACTS PRESS
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BRIAN COLEMAN

Check The Technique (Volume 2) - More Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies

WAX FACTS PRESS

Format_dot_stuffHEAVYWEIGHT BOOK // £26.99

BOOKS

Cat. Number: WAXF002MG

*540+ Pages, 325 Songs Discussed & Dissected, Over 350 Images and Interviews With: Ice Cube, 3rd Bass, Stetsasonic, Mantronix, Naughty By Nature, Raekwon, Mf Doom (Kmd), Dr. Octagon, Dj Jazzy Jeff, The Coup, Edo G, Lord Finesse, Mos Def & Talib Kweli, Company Flow And Dozens More* "Coleman’s latest offering presents never-before-told, behind-the-scenes histories on albums ranging from influential ‘80s masterpieces like DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper and 3rd Bass’ The Cactus Album to ‘90s classics like Ice… Read more
BRIAN COLEMAN - Check The Technique (Volume 2) - More Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies, WAX FACTS PRESS

Thursday, 23 October

TRAAG - UPN 50, Gang of Ducks
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TRAAG

UPN 50

Gang of Ducks

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: GODREC0008

Traag follows his alter ego Siobhan's 'Southgate' LP for Opal Tapes with a raw, sleazy session for Italy's Gang Of Ducks. Punkishly cocked with drawling vocals and greased up with slow, kinky boogie and electro rhythms, it lands somewhere between '20 Jazz Funk Greats'-era TG and the snottier No Wave styles of Dracula Lewis or $hit & $hine, at best in the loping, reverse edit loops and snivelly delivery of 'Win The Lotto', the mutant disco propulsions of 'Mr. Alan', 'Rubber Doll' and 'Stray Dog', or the coiled electro slither of 'Tropical Fruit'.
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Thursday, 16 October

EVOL - Wormhole Shubz (Booklet), ENTR'ACTE
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EVOL

Wormhole Shubz (Booklet)

ENTR'ACTE

Format_dot_stuffBooklet + Digital Download Code // £6.99

EXTREME / NOISE / COMPUTER MUSIC

Cat. Number: E122

**Expanded A5 booklet edition 2014, including interview with Eric Persing, creator of the Alpha Juno's infamous "Hoover" patch, plus download code** For the past three years experimental computer music cell, Evol has been de-constructing rave culture icons under radically different compositional strategies. On a 7" and 10" for the Alku imprint, they've been caught f**king with air-horns and the classic hoover, or mentasm sound - a preset originally called the "What The?" patch developed by Eric Persing for the Roland Alpha Juno synth and most commonly associated with early '90s rave Tech… Read more
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EVOL - Wormhole Shubz (Booklet), ENTR'ACTE

Thursday, 02 October

BONOBO - The North Borders Tour. — Live., Ninja Tune

BONOBO

The North Borders Tour. — Live.

Ninja Tune

Format_dot_stuffDVD+CD // £12.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ZENCD202X

Deluxe CD and DVD set in special packaging with a 72 page portrait sized hardback clothbound book in wibalin fine linen wrap with cyclus offset inner pages containing live photographs, Bonobo Instagram tour diary, anecdotes from Simon, the band and crew and a foreword by Gilles Peterson. The DVD contains 60 minutes of live footage taken at Pula Amphitheatre (a genuine Roman Amphitheatre and among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the World) and The Roundhouse, interspersed with documentary footage and extras including photo gallery, extra videos and a time lapse video.
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BONOBO - The North Borders Tour. — Live., Ninja Tune

Thursday, 25 September

JOHN POWELL-JONES - The Necromantic Bell Of Giradius, Sacred Tapes
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**C30 white cassette with risograph cover. Edition of 20** 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. Record… Read more
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JOHN POWELL-JONES - The Necromantic Bell Of Giradius, Sacred Tapes

Thursday, 18 September

MR. MAXTED - Personal Player, Mordant Music
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MR. MAXTED

Personal Player

Mordant Music

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: MM065

Finally, the long-awaited return of Mordant Music's shadowy industrialist, Mr Maxted. Three years since his 'Momentum' and more still since the creepy ferric EBM of 'Lives & Privacy (94-89)', his re-emergence dovetails perfectly with current underground fixations on all things wavey, magnetic and spoolly. This is proper box bedroom machine music, strafed with streaks of vocodered voices and powered by the most brittle, prodding, gridlocked rhythms and minimalist synthlines with that wicked, foil-biting tang. Ten tracks range from boogie-in-yer-Y-fronts electro-pop on 'New World Down' t… Read more
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MR. MAXTED - Personal Player, Mordant Music
PURLING HISS - Weirdon, Drag City
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PURLING HISS

Weirdon

Drag City

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: DC598CS

"Full-tilt with tunes, aggro riffs, feedback peals, stoned soul-searching, pop turnarounds and magisterial portraits of the go-nowhere lifestyle in abstract, ‘Weirdon’ is also a new-phase Purling Hiss album, using the songwriting and guitar style of Mike Polizze to come up with a quicksilver sound touched on only briefly on previous records. Replete with handclaps, pounding pianos, tambourines and vocal effects, but steeped in guitar roar, Purling Hiss streamlines up nicely, serving the new songs and directions of ‘Weirdon’ while still slamming down hard on your ears like they like to do. S… Read more
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PURLING HISS - Weirdon, Drag City

Thursday, 11 September

THE WIRE - Issue 368: October 2014, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 368: October 2014

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE368

Robert Fripp on the cover of this month's edition, talking about "the ongoing saga of the reformed group and the legacy of their vast archives.Also features on Pharmakon; "master inventor" Bruce Lacey; Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar; Gazelle Twin, Jeremiah Cymerman. A global ear on DSarmstadt,Grumbling Fur do the Invisible Jukebox, and all the usual news, reviews and (incomplete) listings.
REFUSENIK - Musikaliszer Pinkos, SLIP DISCS
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REFUSENIK

Musikaliszer Pinkos

SLIP DISCS

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SLP008

**Military grey-coloured cassette with insert. Housed in Hand-stencilled card box** "Musikaliszer Pinkos [SLP008] is the Lithuanian composer Arturas Bumšteinas’ first recording issued through Slip Discs, under his REFUSENIK alias. Recorded on a Polyvox synthesiser salvaged from a local market in Vilnius, this substantial suit of analogue meditations sees the composer approach material sourced from a Hebrew music book of the same name, published by cantor Abraham Berenstein in Vilna (1927). Surpassing mere analogue fetishism, Bumšteinas’ album is grounded upon a delicate flow betwee… Read more
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REFUSENIK - Musikaliszer Pinkos, SLIP DISCS
TCR - Study 1: SNAZ, SLIP DISCS
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TCR

Study 1: SNAZ

SLIP DISCS

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SLP009

**Excellent, Deranged avant-dance music from the Slip Discs co-founder. For fans of Micachu, Patten, G.O.D. Military grey-coloured cassette with insert. Housed in Hand-stencilled card box** "SNAZ [SLP009] is the first in a series of deranged dancefloor studies by Tom Rose, for which he is adopting his TCR moniker. Bookended by two remixes of cuts from Micachu’s Meat Batch Mix with Kwake Bass and I’m Not Dancing EP with Tirzah are three TCR originals borne out of an admiration for the producer’s bludgeoning and eccentric dance music. On Leaves, Vixen and Peach, TCR contorts blunted beats into gl… Read more
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TCR - Study 1: SNAZ, SLIP DISCS
SOPHIA LOIZOU - Chrysalis, Astro:Dynamics
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SOPHIA LOIZOU

Chrysalis

Astro:Dynamics

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: ADCASS12

**Debut LP of brooding neo-classical/noise composition built from deconstructed instrumentation fed thru computer software and analog hardware by Sophia Loizou. Mixed & mastered by Paul Jebanasam. Edition of 100 designed by Alex Digard. RIYL Roly Porter, Ben Frost, The Haxan Cloak**"Astro:Dynamics return with Sophia Loizou's debut album, and indeed debut release, in the form of Chrysalis. It is an exploration of conflict and balance. Using a unique set of sonic transformations, synthetic materials and archival recordings of life both natural and mechanised, the work depicts forms across … Read more
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SOPHIA LOIZOU - Chrysalis, Astro:Dynamics

Thursday, 28 August

BEN GWILLIAM - Oxide, ENTR'ACTE
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BEN GWILLIAM

Oxide

ENTR'ACTE

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £8.99

VIDEO COMPILATION

Cat. Number: E165

**Edition of 200** "Oxide, in two parts, is the digital transfer of Super 8 and 16mm films that have been subjected to rust growth pre- and pst- photchemical processing, with subsequent magnetised rusting recorded to tape using various sizes of tape head. The version presented here is a single-screen, digital iteration of the film performance Oxide (ii)+(iii) which was developed during an embedded residency with Sound and Music and no.w.here lab, London, in 2011. Boyond making Oxide (ii)+(iii), the moment of projection has passed fromt he live and temporary into the static and non-representative m… Read more
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BEN GWILLIAM - Oxide, ENTR'ACTE

Thursday, 14 August

MARRECK - Mechanism, Tesla Tapes
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MARRECK

Mechanism

Tesla Tapes

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £5.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: TESLA020

**Artwork by Dr.Me. Edition of 50** Michel Hann (Rejections) shape-shifts into Marreck for his 2nd cassette on Tesla Tapes. Stepping on from the Ballardian infatuations and physical blows of his releases for Opal Tapes and Jehu and Chinaman, he's conceived a pointedly streamlined, visceral sound on 'Mechanism' which attempts to burrow right into any willing/unwilling host in proximity. The nine minutes of steam-powered, pneumatic pulses and eviscerating distortion in 'Prima' leave a serrated incision where 'Descending' enters and spreads like some vicious noise virus, before the banking squeal… Read more
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MARRECK - Mechanism, Tesla Tapes