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Thursday, 29 January

KRENG - The Summoner, MIASMAH
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KRENG

The Summoner

MIASMAH

Format_dot_vinylLP // £12.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: MIALP030

**Housed in die-cut jacket with printed inner, comes bundled with a download** We’ve been waiting for this one for a while - one of the most talented and overlooked composers in the death-ambient/invisible soundtrack realm finally returns with a petrifying suite of doom-laced string compositions on this excellent new album for Miasmah; 'The Summoner'. In the course of three albums and handful of shortform releases, Pepijn Caudron has become a byword for Bosch-like visions of a soundtrack-quality calibre. It's perhaps a little odd that his music hasn't yet been used to score some ultra-bleak, mitt… Read more
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KRENG - The Summoner, MIASMAH
KRENG - The Summoner, MIASMAH
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KRENG

The Summoner

MIASMAH

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: MIACD030

We’ve been waiting for this one for a while - one of the most talented and overlooked composers in the death-ambient/invisible soundtrack realm finally returns with a petrifying suite of doom-laced string compositions on this excellent new album for Miasmah; 'The Summoner'. In the course of three albums and handful of shortform releases, Pepijn Caudron has become a byword for Bosch-like visions of a soundtrack-quality calibre. It's perhaps a little odd that his music hasn't yet been used to score some ultra-bleak, mittel European horror flick (far as we're aware), but that's also partly where our f… Read more
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KRENG - The Summoner, MIASMAH
DUAL ACTION - Back In, Bed Of Nails
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DUAL ACTION

Back In

Bed Of Nails

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: NAIL006

*Edition of 300 copies pressed on transparent red vinyl* Dominick Fernow’s Bed of Nails label returns with its first release in a while - a new 5-track EP from New York stalwart K.P aka Dual Action. These machine tools spoil for the 'floor, acting as a follow-up of sorts to the excellent, blink-and-miss 'Babe' cassette and Avian's vinyl reissue of 'Auto Body’, providing some proper club weight across four precision-sharpened pounders and one incredible noise construct. Fixing glassy chimes to stern bassdrum with 'Back In', and banking noxious drones over the pneumatic mechanisms of 'When Mine',… Read more
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DUAL ACTION - Back In, Bed Of Nails
HAIL OF ARROWS (GAVIN RUSSOM) - Hail Of Arrows, Ecstatic
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*Double cassette Edition of 100 copies* 'Hail Of Arrows' is an audacious new synth project from NYC's Gavin Russom - one of his best since 'The Days Of Mars' for DFA. Taking inspiration from the Falcons which resettled in his Uptown Manhattan locale, coupled with nods to J.G. Ballard and P.K. Dick, Russom spins out the imagined soundtrack to a four-part odyssey where the birds reclaim Upper Manhattan, creating a civilization in the leftover buildings and landscape. Perfect for the tape format, such a wide scope allows bags of time for him to explore every integer of hi… Read more
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HAIL OF ARROWS (GAVIN RUSSOM) - Hail Of Arrows, Ecstatic
BVDUB - Tanto, QUIETUS
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BVDUB

Tanto

QUIETUS

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: QUITEUS008

""In 2014 I lost one of my best friends, without whom my life will never be the same - Tanto, my feline brother in arms, and not only a massive part of my life, but my music as well. We fought our hardest, for months, side by side, but in the end, everything we had was not enough. From one of, if not the darkest times in my life, I wanted to honor a life with good and beauty, the way he deserved. The result is my first ‘live’ album, in that all tracks were done in one take, one each day for six days, recorded raw and untouched... not a story, not a narrative, but a direct account of the saddest, emptiest,… Read more
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BVDUB - Tanto, QUIETUS
DJ CLENT - Last Bus To Lake Park, Duck N' Cover Records
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DJ CLENT

Last Bus To Lake Park

Duck N' Cover Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £7.99

JUNGLE / FOOTWORK

Cat. Number: DNC1203CD

Chicago's DJ Clent busts out a killer debut album of sub-heavy hyperfunk for Duck N' Cover - the world's first Footwork-only vinyl label. 'Last Bus to Lake Park' is alien jazz tech of the dopest order, hitting 14 tracks of fibrillating flux including link-ups with fellow Dance Mania veteran DJ Milton and footwork progenitor, RP Boo. We'll go straight for the highlights, a handful of Afro-futurist level-setters including the doubled-down G-Funk lean of 'The Wickedness', a blinding breakbeat and space-jazz rocket named 'Look Swole' with DJ Milton, and certainly the depth-charged sub pulse… Read more
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DJ CLENT - Last Bus To Lake Park, Duck N' Cover Records
DJ CLENT - Last Bus To Lake Park, Duck N' Cover Records
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DJ CLENT

Last Bus To Lake Park

Duck N' Cover Records

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £13.99

JUNGLE / FOOTWORK

Cat. Number: DNC1203

Chicago's DJ Clent busts out a killer debut album of sub-heavy hyperfunk for Duck N' Cover - the world's first Footwork-only vinyl label. 'Last Bus to Lake Park' is alien jazz tech of the dopest order, hitting 14 tracks of fibrillating flux including link-ups with fellow Dance Mania veteran DJ Milton and footwork progenitor, RP Boo. We'll go straight for the highlights, a handful of Afro-futurist level-setters including the doubled-down G-Funk lean of 'The Wickedness', a blinding breakbeat and space-jazz rocket named 'Look Swole' with DJ Milton, and certainly the depth-charged sub pul… Read more
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DJ CLENT - Last Bus To Lake Park, Duck N' Cover Records
JOHN CARPENTER - Lost Themes, Sacred Bones Records
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JOHN CARPENTER

Lost Themes

Sacred Bones Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SBR123CD

The legendary director / composer achieves the milestone of his debut solo album with 'Lost Themes' for Sacred Bones. For the first time, after directing and scoring 15 films - including stone cold classics such as Halloween, The Fog, Assault on Precinct 13 - he lets the listener conjure their own imagery to accompany his signature mix of thrumming synth arpeggios and dramatic guitar solos in nine newly written 'Lost Themes'. It's likely to be loved by collectors of '80s synth horror soundtracks, especially if you have a high tolerance for overblown production...
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HAILU MERGIA & THE WALIAS - Musicawi Silt, AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
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HAILU MERGIA & THE WALIAS

Musicawi Silt

AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA

Format_dot_vinyl7" // £5.99

WORLD

Cat. Number: ATFA013

Awesome Tapes From Africa do your collection a solid with re-release of two classic Ethiopian instrumentals by Hailu Mergia. A perfect chaser to the full bottle of ATFA's hugely appreciated 'Tche Belew' LP reissue in 2014, it features the suave dip and shuffle of 'Musicawi Silt' with its blue horns and Mergia's zippy organ on the A-side, backed with the sun-kissed soul charms of 'Tche Belew' cut to the B-side. 
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ROSKA - Hyperion, TECTONIC
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ROSKA

Hyperion

TECTONIC

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: TEC081

Lean, mean hybrids of UK rolige and European techno from Roska, Roska, Roska. Back for his 3rd outing on Tectonic, he reflects the label's current aesthetic with tightest, jabbing drums and dread bass for the darkside skank 'n shuffle. 'Hyperion' rolls with effortless momentum guided by zombied 4/4 bass pressure and frankly fxxking evil drones; 'Off' is distinctly UK-centric, synching the widest swing from fractured drums and offset sub swells for the dancers; 'Only Human' really gets our vote though, setting a pensile balance of crisp rimshots and slicing claps poised with noirish dub chamber vibes precipitating the nastiest bass shapes..
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ROSKA - Hyperion, TECTONIC
SECOND STOREY - One Sound / Layer Lock, Houndstooth
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SECOND STOREY

One Sound / Layer Lock

Houndstooth

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: HTH033

Houndstooth lop one off Second Storey's debut album, backed with new cut 'Layer Lock' and corresponding mixes by Cristian Vogel and Luke Vibert. With 'One Sound' Storey gives old skool wonky techno a boot to the behind with his flash production palette, whereas 'Layer Lock' dips to a more tetchy, skittish Breakbeat coda. Vibert splices 'One Sound' with stacks of junglist stabs, jazzy fake-outs and tussling drums; Vogel carves 'Layer Lock' into an advanced, polymetric techno sculpture.
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DAN SHAKE - Out of Sight / Traders II, Black Acre
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DAN SHAKE

Out of Sight / Traders II

Black Acre

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: ACRE053

Dan "The First Man Outside of Detroit to Debut On Moodymann's Mahogani Label" Shake chases last year's debut with two faithfully deep house moves for Black Acre. Paying dues to Tony Allen & Fela Kuti with firm nods to J Dilla and, naturally, KDJ, he gets busy with grubbing bass and slicing hi-hats laying the rhythm for soulful gospel stabs on 'Out Of Sight', before teaming up with Japan-based Rennie Foster for the dusted hi-hat shuffles, oily bass and pealing sax solo of 'Out Of Sight' on the B-side.
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FABIO FRIZZI - Frizzi 2 Fulci – Live At Union Chapel, Beat Record Company
*Includes 16 page booklet* "On October 31, 2013, the Frizzi 2 Fulci show premiered in London at one of the city’s live music meccas: Union Chapel. On the stage, the Maestro conducted the F2F band and the Alauda Quartet, and in the church, more than 1000 people attended the sold-out event while people outside desperately looked for a ticket. It’s a snapshot of a memorable evening of great music and cinema in front of an hallucinating and hallucinated crowd made of spectacular phantoms, skeletons, zombies, witches, golems, vampires and a plethora of assassins and victims… Read more
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FABIO FRIZZI - Frizzi 2 Fulci – Live At Union Chapel, Beat Record Company
POPULATION ONE - A Theory, REDUCTION
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POPULATION ONE

A Theory

REDUCTION

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: REDUCTION FIVE

Terrence Dixon's stellar series continues with a trio of deeply mystic Detroit techno reductions. Following similar coordinates to recent Mills missions, the A-side is a stunning piece of sound design swirling cosmic synth plumes around a 120bpm kick anchor preventing it from drifting into deep space. Flipside, the madness of outer space travel kicks in with a panicked, discordant pounder, before settling to an alternate, further version of 'Code Urgent' off the 'Theater Of A Confused Mind' album.
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MAGIC MOUNTAIN HIGH - Live @ Fuse 2014, Magic Mountain High
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MAGIC MOUNTAIN HIGH

Live @ Fuse 2014

Magic Mountain High

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MMMHLIVE001

**Hand-stamped white label** Juju & Jordash meet Move D as Magic Mountain High, recorded live at Pulse Club, Venice, Italy. Jazz-taught, freeform techno breaking down to an extended trip across the A-side, plus a string-heavy house ace and some neat, proggy New York style builds on the B-side. Fluid, funky, out-there house.
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JONNY NASH - Phantom Actors, Melody As Truth
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JONNY NASH

Phantom Actors

Melody As Truth

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MAT001

Fresh from his woozy Amsterdam session with Gaussian Curve for Music From Memory, an oneiric solo debut from Jonny Nash on his own label, Melody As Truth. Classicist ambient meandering manifest on electric guitar, keys, synths and zither, seeking solace somewhere between Detroit Escalator Comnpany and Brian Eno. Dead lovely.
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ALEX COULTON - Recall / Wiretrap, Tempa
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ALEX COULTON

Recall / Wiretrap

Tempa

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: TEMPA098

Alex Coulton makes rude house moves on Tempa following his ace for Beneath's Mistry label and a contribution to Tempa's 'Allstars Vol.7'. The abyssal reverb and serpentine drums of 'Recall' pick up where his lean 'Bleep Sequence' for Beneath's label left us late last year, heading farther into the dread house murk with nasty, wide bass and strobing vocal spectres. if that groove is all about concentrated pressure, the scuffling brokebeats and natty bass dip of 'Wiretap' is all about spacious dynamics and airborne rolige.
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SABLA - Spirits, Gang of Ducks
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SABLA

Spirits

Gang of Ducks

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: GODREC0011

Sabla's debut set of buckled, technoid texturhythms are arguably the best yet from Turin, Italy's Gang Of Ducks label. Backed up by smart reworks from Ital and the G.O.D. bosses, the four original tracks feel out freeform, roiling rhythms and rusted timbres in transtion somewhere between Andy Stott's knackerd crack, the whirring mechanics of Lukid, and Phork's staggered drum patterns. In the best sense, each piece sounds like two tracks in a battle to resolve their rhythmic differences, from the ragged techno lurch of 'Di Lei' to the crushed, Bellows-style dub of 'Spirits' and the thrumming undertow o… Read more
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SABLA - Spirits, Gang of Ducks
SVENGALISGHOST - Russian Torrent Versions 15, Russian Torrent Versions
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SVENGALISGHOST

Russian Torrent Versions 15

Russian Torrent Versions

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: CCCP015

Ron Morelli's Ghost-202 collaborator, Svengalisghost, knocks out a deadly 2nd shot for Russian Torrent Versions. It's all killer no filler in four tracks of psychotomimetic industrialism, banging the box between two cuts of acid-frazzled jack on the A-side, and over to some thunderous PCP techno styles laced with swarming drones on the B-side. Can't see this leaving the box for a long time.
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SCIENTIST - The Dub Album They Didn't Want You To Hear!, Jah Life Records
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SCIENTIST

The Dub Album They Didn't Want You To Hear!

Jah Life Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £15.49

DUB / REGGAE

Cat. Number: JL027LP

Pulling up a long-lost, newly discovered slab of Scientist's hard dubs to Flick Wilson's 'Schooldays' album and a cut from Wayne Jarrett's 'What's Wrong' LP. Working under the wicked title, '…The Dub Album They Didn't Want You To Hear!', this is classic-era 1980 Scientist in full effect, tuff on the rhythm and ruthlessly sharp  FX, especially with the quickstepping 'Schools Days Dub' and 'Don't Give Up Your Culture Dub'. Housed in great sleeve sporting a photograph of the man on the buttons. Big tip!
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THE NOTWIST - Messier Objects, Alien Transistor
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THE NOTWIST

Messier Objects

Alien Transistor

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £17.49

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: N41LP

"When The Notwist returned with their 7th album 'Close To The Glass' (their debut for Sub Pop Records) in early 2014, many were enchanted by the epic instrumental 'Lineri'. It was the only instrumental track featured on the LP, but according to Notwist-singer Markus Acher, instrumental works have had an especially big impact on the album and its arrangements. Between 2008's ‘The Devil, You & Me’ and this year’s 'Close To The Glass', The Notwist not only concentrated on various solo projects, but also worked for several theatre productions and radioplays. 'The Messier Objects' is a compil… Read more
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THE NOTWIST - Messier Objects, Alien Transistor
CLUSTER - Japan Live, Bureau B
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CLUSTER

Japan Live

Bureau B

Format_dot_vinylLP+CD // £18.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: BB174LP

*New, reworked version. First time on vinyl, includes a free copy of the album on CD inside* "Cluster (Dieter Moebius, Hans-Joachim Roedelius) are considered pioneers of electronic music and key Krautrock protagonists. In the late 1960s, together with Konrad Schnitzler as the trio Kluster, they changed the world of music for ever with their radical improvisat-ions. Having split from Schnitzler, Moebius and Roedelius continued as Cluster, releasing eight further milestones of elect-ronic and ambient music up until 1981, two of them with Brian Eno. In 1990 they returned to the fray with their "Apr… Read more
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CLUSTER - Japan Live, Bureau B
LUIGI NONO - 20 Jahre Inventionen V, EDITION RZ
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LUIGI NONO

20 Jahre Inventionen V

EDITION RZ

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: EDRZ4006

**Haunting works of spectral vocals and electronically disguised bass flute and cello, including the breathtaking 37 minutes of 'Quando Stanno Morendo (Diario Polacco No. 2)', written in support of his Polish comrades, plus the dynamic electro-acoustic spatalizations of 'Omaggio A Emilio Vedova'** "Audio CD with three compositions by Luigi Nono, recorded at the Berlin festival "Inventionen". The live electronics that Nono worked with for the first time in the early 1980's at the Freiburg Experimental Studio also serves the musical displacement: the music moves away from clear spatial… Read more
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LUIGI NONO - 20 Jahre Inventionen V, EDITION RZ
MATANA ROBERTS - Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee, Constellation
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MATANA ROBERTS

Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee

Constellation

Format_dot_vinylLP // £17.99

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: CST110LP

**180g vinyl edition with art print poster and digital download code - immersively collaged and enchanting sound journey across the American south** "Herein sits a sound panacea for what ails you, me, thee… a collection of sound meant to place tiume, place memory in that space beyond remembrance… This recording represents a 25 day sojourn (#southernsojourn2014) I took through parts of the/my american south by am, greydog, thumb, through pecan trees, farm fields, rivers running me, dark allies, cemeteries people no longer visit… curious places below the mason dix… Read more
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MATANA ROBERTS - Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee, Constellation
MATANA ROBERTS - Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee, Constellation
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MATANA ROBERTS

Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee

Constellation

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.49

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: CST110CD

**Immersively collaged and enchanting sound journey across the American south** "Herein sits a sound panacea for what ails you, me, thee… a collection of sound meant to place tiume, place memory in that space beyond remembrance… This recording represents a 25 day sojourn (#southernsojourn2014) I took through parts of the/my american south by am, greydog, thumb, through pecan trees, farm fields, rivers running me, dark allies, cemeteries people no longer visit… curious places below the mason dixon line: a segment of the globe more foreign to me than any other place… Read more
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MATANA ROBERTS - Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee, Constellation
H HAWKLINE - Moons In My Mirror, Heavenly Recordings
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H HAWKLINE

Moons In My Mirror

Heavenly Recordings

Format_dot_vinyl7" // £5.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: HVN299

"Andy Votel divulges that H Hawkline is “from a family lineage that comprises of 70s radio DJs and Welsh Horror movie stars.” He continues: “H Hawkline’s own place in the limelight often cascades and intertwines with the likes of his close friends Cate Le Bon [who produced this album], Sweet Baboo and Gruff Rhys. As an adept multi-intrumentalist main vein Huw Evans claws his influences from a broad outernational record collection comprising of Faustian Krautrock, Welsh Damp Wave, Turk Jerk and South American pre-punk.” An album of “strange pop” (words borrowed from Huw), ‘In The Pink O… Read more
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H HAWKLINE - Moons In My Mirror, Heavenly Recordings
H HAWKLINE - In The Pink Of Condition, Heavenly Recordings
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H HAWKLINE

In The Pink Of Condition

Heavenly Recordings

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: HVNLP113

*Packaged in a gatefold sleeve with a digital download code* "Although little is known about H Hawkline at this stage, international record collector, occasional DJ partner and hirsute head Andy Votel divulges that he is “from a family lineage that comprises of 70s radio DJs and Welsh Horror movie stars.” He continues: “H Hawkline’s own place in the limelight often cascades and intertwines with the likes of his close friends Cate Le Bon [who produced this album], Sweet Baboo and Gruff Rhys. As an adept multi-intrumentalist main vein Huw Evans claws his influences from a broad out… Read more
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H HAWKLINE - In The Pink Of Condition, Heavenly Recordings
DENNIS YOUNG - Reel to Real, Staubgold
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DENNIS YOUNG

Reel to Real

Staubgold

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.49

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: STAUB137

This is pretty special: an album of unreleased home recordings made circa 1982-83 by Liquid Liquid percussionist Dennis Young - aye, the same fella sampled on Grandmaster Flash's 'White Lines'. Edited and arranged in summer 2014, it illuminates 16 pieces primed for the heads and DJs, ranging from dubbed-up, extended No wave disco roll-outs, thru singeing synth escapades equally comparable with Craig Leon and Bruce Lacey, via a number of little guitar ditties and experiments. It's perfectly symptomatic of that febrile air of creativity surrounding New York in that era, keen to expand the peri… Read more
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DENNIS YOUNG - Reel to Real, Staubgold
VARIOUS - Young Turks 2014, Young Turks Recordings Ltd
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VARIOUS

Young Turks 2014

Young Turks Recordings Ltd

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: YTLP2014

**Die-cut jacket** Young Turks share five of their 2014 highlights on one plate. Includes the pop ohrwurms of SBTRKT's 'New Dorp. New York', and FKA Twigs' stounning 'Two Weeks', plus the concatenated shock of Quirke, a tender love note from Jamie xx, and Sampha's live lounge-ready 'Too Much'.
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THE SOFT / KILLAWATT / THERMALBEAR - Icaria / Aeolis Mons / Carpe Noctem, Derelicht
Strange mix of styles on this one, pairing The Soft's thrumming post rock-meets electronica piece, 'Icaria', with a gauzy, jagged dubstep-techno roller by Killawatt and some fudgy tech-house with sweetly soured melody blowing kisses at vintage AFX.
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