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Thursday, 24 April

SANDRA ELECTRONICS - Want Need EP, Minimal Wave
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SANDRA ELECTRONICS

Want Need EP

Minimal Wave

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £15.99

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: MW054

**180g ultra clear vinyl. Edition of 999 housed in heavy card printed jacket** Karl O'Connor aka Regis presents an effective "best of" his Sandra Electronics project on a posh Minimal Wave pressing, comprising re-edited and remastered versions of all yer favourites, replete with rare demos and live versions. Aided and abetted by current band member Juan Mendez aka Silent Servant, O'Connor presents slickly re-edited versions of the droning, buzzing bomb 'It Slipped Her Mind', the tripped-out lurker 'Protection Now!', an extended, searing version of the skeletal ghoul riddim 'New Purpos… Read more
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SANDRA ELECTRONICS - Want Need EP, Minimal Wave
WALLS / ORAM - Sound Houses (Special Edition), Ecstatic
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WALLS / ORAM

Sound Houses (Special Edition)

Ecstatic

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ELP005

**Upfront Exclusive Special edition of 150 copies pressed on clear vinyl and including a foldout A2 screen print of Daphne Oram's original handwritten notes** Walls take a brave step and dip into the archive of electronic music pioneer and BBC Radiophonic Workshop founder, Daphne Oram, with a spellbinding set of recordings made in London and Whitstable using elements from her private tape archive. The London-based Anglo/Italian duo have made no bones about the influence of early electronic music on their modern sound, which has manifest most clearly in Alessio Natalizia's solo… Read more
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WALLS / ORAM - Sound Houses (Special Edition), Ecstatic
RIPATTI / TEETH - Ripatti04, Ripatti
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RIPATTI / TEETH

Ripatti04

Ripatti

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

JUNGLE / FOOTWORK

Cat. Number: RIPATTI04

**Knockout fourth transmission - the finest yet - from Vladislav Delay's Ripatti imprint, edition of 350. Cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy** The 4th and finest of the series so far features Sasu Ripatti (Vladislav Delay) going toe-to-toe with Finnish brethren Matti Pentikäinen aka Twwth (fka Teeth). On two killer tracks they project the polymetric patterning of Chicago Footwork styles into a nexx-level hyperspace. It's arguably the rudest gear in either's arsenal, planing wide, glacial pads across ridiculously heavy subbass and the deftest drum programming. A-side '#52' is an ultra-minimal, in-t… Read more
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RIPATTI / TEETH - Ripatti04, Ripatti
FENNESZ - Bécs, Editions Mego
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FENNESZ

Bécs

Editions Mego

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: eMEGO165

**Gatefold jacket - Vinyl Edition** Fourteen years after his abstract pop landmark, 'Endless Summer', Christian Fennesz presents its conceptual companion, 'Bécs' on Editions Mego. He's released a good few albums and collaborative projects in the interim, perhaps most notably the expansive, drone-based 'Black Sea' (2008), and the Fenn O'Berg albums with Jim O'Rourke and Peter Rehberg, but none quite as accessible and ambitious as this one. Taking its title from the Hungarian word for his home city, Vienna, 'Bécs' (pronounced 'baeetch') also features additional modular synth from Cédric Stevens (Acid Kirk… Read more
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FENNESZ - Bécs, Editions Mego
FENNESZ - Bécs, Editions Mego
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FENNESZ

Bécs

Editions Mego

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: eMEGO165CD

Fourteen years after his abstract pop landmark, 'Endless Summer', Christian Fennesz presents its conceptual companion, 'Bécs' on Editions Mego. He's released a good few albums and collaborative projects in the interim, perhaps most notably the expansive, drone-based 'Black Sea' (2008), and the Fenn O'Berg albums with Jim O'Rourke and Peter Rehberg, but none quite as accessible and ambitious as this one. Taking its title from the Hungarian word for his home city, Vienna, 'Bécs' (pronounced 'baeetch') also features additional modular synth from Cédric Stevens (Acid Kirk) and Polweschel's rhythm section, Wer… Read more
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FENNESZ - Bécs, Editions Mego
MICA LEVI - Under The Skin OST (Vinyl Edition), Warners
*Please note initial stock has sold out - more copies are due approx April 28th* **Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** Mica Levi ov Micachu and The Shapes presents an outstanding original soundtrack for Jonathan Glazer's acclaimed alien stalker-in-Glasgow flick, 'Under The Skin'. Abstract in the extreme, especially for such a relatively mainstream production starring a major Hollywood actress (Scarlett Johansson), Mica Levi's soundtrack really impresses with an uncompromising orchestration of tense, discordant strings, muffled percussions and froz… Read more
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MICA LEVI - Under The Skin OST (Vinyl Edition), Warners
SD LAIKA - That’s Harakiri, Tri Angle Records
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SD LAIKA

That’s Harakiri

Tri Angle Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.49

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: TRIANGLE23CD

After 2012's corrosive Unknown Vectors EP on Visionist's Lost Codes label and a subsequent agonising silence, SD Laika's debut album for Tri Angle 'That's Harakiri' makes absolutely sure that no one in this new grime renaissance has a stranger, scarier, more enterprising voice than he does. Peter Runge is based in Milwaukee, but sounds like a jeep-sized inter-dimensional arachnid being based in a mess of webs underneath Wiley's house. This especially deranged collection of tracks branches outwards in two directions, exploring more experimentally noisy forms and textures as well as a wider area… Read more
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SD LAIKA - That’s Harakiri, Tri Angle Records
SD LAIKA - That’s Harakiri, Tri Angle Records
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SD LAIKA

That’s Harakiri

Tri Angle Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.49

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: TRIANGLE23

After 2012's corrosive Unknown Vectors EP on Visionist's Lost Codes label and a subsequent agonising silence, SD Laika's debut album for Tri Angle 'That's Harakiri' makes absolutely sure that no one in this new grime renaissance has a stranger, scarier, more enterprising voice than he does. Peter Runge is based in Milwaukee, but sounds like a jeep-sized inter-dimensional arachnid being based in a mess of webs underneath Wiley's house. This especially deranged collection of tracks branches outwards in two directions, exploring more experimentally noisy forms and textures as well as a wider ar… Read more
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SD LAIKA - That’s Harakiri, Tri Angle Records
A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN - Atomos VII, ERASED TAPES
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A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN

Atomos VII

ERASED TAPES

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £10.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: ERATP056

Adam Wiltzie of Stars Of The Lid crosses paths with Dustin O'Halloran for a welcome follow-up to their sumptuous debut album and single as A Winged Victory For The Sullen, this time with a superb Ben Frost re-interpretation. 'Atomos' is the pre-cursor to their 2nd full length album, which also doubles as a score for choreographer Wayne McGregor's long form dance piece. Head of the Random Dance Company and known for work on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, plus Radiohead and Atoms For Peace music videos, McGregor was heavily influenced by AWVFTS' debut album, and has pre… Read more
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A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN - Atomos VII, ERASED TAPES
PEV / KOWTON - Livity (Ghost-202 Remix) / Jam01 (Beneath Remix), Livity Sound Recordings
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PEV / KOWTON

Livity (Ghost-202 Remix) / Jam01 (Beneath Remix)

Livity Sound Recordings

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: LIVITY011

Livity Sound (Pev, Kowton & Asusu) hand two riddims to Ghost 202 (Ron Morelli and Svengalisghost) and Beneath for darker, tuffened remixes. The L.I.E.S. crew spill a tarry but brilliantly bristling industrial techno groove across the A-side cued up for the boggle-eyed 5am crew. Beneath locks down to some patented swing jack business on the B-side, punctuating a proper dread rollers riddim with snappy claps, bouncing toms and stomach-churning subs. Killer DJ tackle.
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PETER ZUMMO FEAT. ARTHUR RUSSELL - Lateral Pass, Foom Music
Gosh this one's a treat: Peter Zummo's beautiful 'Lateral Pass' (1985) suite starring Arthur Russell makes its first appearance on (180g) vinyl in its entirety! The practically symbiotic downtown duo of trombone player/composer Zummo and maverick cellist/singer Russell recorded the 23 minute piece along with Bill Ruyle (marimba and tabla), Guy Klucevsek (accordion), and Mustafa Ahmed (percussion and marimba) at the behest of the Trisha Brown Dance Company in september 1985, resulting in one of Zummo and Russell's most celebrated collaborations 'Song IV (Quintet)', which w… Read more
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PETER ZUMMO FEAT. ARTHUR RUSSELL - Lateral Pass, Foom Music
THE FIELD - From Here We Go Sublime (Vinyl Edition), Kompakt
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THE FIELD

From Here We Go Sublime (Vinyl Edition)

Kompakt

Format_dot_vinyl2LP + CD // £16.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: KOMPAKT2RSD

**Remastered 2x180g vinyl + CD version of the album in a gatefold sleeve** It's kinda hard to believe but this is the 1st ever vinyl pressing of The Field's seminal debut album! 'From Here We Go Sublime' more or less defines a certain Teutonic trance sensibility extant since the earliest kosmische and krautrock, and refined over two decades of house and techno to the flawless gem you see before you. A proper Kompakt classic, well worthy of this much needed vinyl edition.
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MOSCA - No Splice No Playback, NOT SO MUCH
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MOSCA

No Splice No Playback

NOT SO MUCH

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: NSM001

Mosca's Not So Much label makes a sterling maiden voyage with two cuts of slinky, hypnotic house informed by classic European and American styles. Both sides feature a refined take on the sounds of his last two EPs for Ann Aimee and Hypercolour, contouring the angles and easing the groove for an effortless, perpetual momentum. A-side, 'Suckle (Twenties)' rolls a velvet-coated but grazing b-line with pirouetting flute motif into a darker dub techno groove gilded with Kraftwerk samples and Maurizio/Basic Channel-style hi-hats. B-side, 'Vinny (Flamingo)' drives the hips lower with 'floor-ski… Read more
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MOSCA - No Splice No Playback, NOT SO MUCH
FLUXION - Broadwalk Tales (Album version), Echocord
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FLUXION

Broadwalk Tales (Album version)

Echocord

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £17.49

BASIC CHANNEL / DUB TECHNO

Cat. Number: Echocord60

Konstantinos Soublis aka Fluxion follows Type's reissue of his classic 'Vibrant Forms' with this set of buoyant dub house riddims recorded in New York for Echocord and starring reggae vocalist, Teddy Selassie. Taking clear inspiration from the seminal precedents of Main Street and Rhythm & Sound, Fluxion gives the Tikiman-alike Teddy Selassie a plush suite of stepping, skanking riddims rent with widescreen dub techno atmospheres, oscillating back and forth between lean, fluidly 4/4 instrumental steppers and dread-heavy future roots styles topped by the achingly mellifluous vocal… Read more
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FLUXION - Broadwalk Tales (Album version), Echocord
FLUXION - Broadwalk Tales (Album version), Echocord
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FLUXION

Broadwalk Tales (Album version)

Echocord

Format_dot_cdCD // £8.99

BASIC CHANNEL / DUB TECHNO

Cat. Number: EchocordCD013

Konstantinos Soublis aka Fluxion follows Type's reissue of his classic 'Vibrant Forms' with this set of buoyant dub house riddims recorded in New York for Echocord and starring reggae vocalist, Teddy Selassie. Taking clear inspiration from the seminal precedents of Main Street and Rhythm & Sound, Fluxion gives the Tikiman-alike Teddy Selassie a plush suite of stepping, skanking riddims rent with widescreen dub techno atmospheres, oscillating back and forth between lean, fluidly 4/4 instrumental steppers and dread-heavy future roots styles topped by the achingly mellifluous vocals.… Read more
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FLUXION - Broadwalk Tales (Album version), Echocord
JACQUES GREENE - Phantom Vibrate EP, LuckyMe
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JACQUES GREENE

Phantom Vibrate EP

LuckyMe

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: LM21

Tuff but sweet R&B/Garage-House fusions from Jacques Greene, built especially for LuckyMe. Anxious, angsty drums cause friction with smooth blue soul vocals and glassy chords over three cuts, swinging wide from the teasing vocal lick and fractured 2-step of 'No Excuse' to the almost gospel-inflected vocal and organ arrangement rubbed against searing electro arpeggios and glancing drums in of 'Feel What', and the melancholy tech-house of 'Night Tracking' to close.
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MARIA MINERVA - Histrionic, NOT NOT FUN
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MARIA MINERVA

Histrionic

NOT NOT FUN

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: NNF294CD

The inimitable Estonian ex-pat takes inspiration from current hood, Brooklyn, in the darker, beguiling pop contours of her 3rd album proper. The challenging yet  gratifying arrangements of 'Histrionic' are testament to both her consistency as a boundary-pushing artist, and an enduring belief in the role of pop music as a model for incisive cultural commentary and observation. Her sound here is more layered, spacious than previously heard, yet denser than ever, crammed with uncanny lyrical observations and interweaving, chimeric traces of psychedelic Trap and UK Bass music oiled with the sensua… Read more
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MARIA MINERVA - Histrionic, NOT NOT FUN
MUYEI POWER - Sierra Leone in 1970s USA, Soundway Records

MUYEI POWER

Sierra Leone in 1970s USA

Soundway Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

WORLD

Cat. Number: SNDWCD062

"Muyei Power or Orchestre Muyei (muyei means ‘our country’) was one of the top dance bands of the 1970s in Sierra Leone. Soundway Records' first collection of music from this West African country (‘Muyei Power: Sierra Leone in 1970s USA’) is an album of rock-infused, 'afro' music from a group that traveled the world throughout the mid 1970s. Fusing elements of electric Congolese and Nigerian music with fast, syncopated, uptempo modernised arrangements of traditional music, Muyei Power produced a series of unique single-only releases that have been unavailable for 35 years. The rar… Read more
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MUYEI POWER - Sierra Leone in 1970s USA, Soundway Records
MUYEI POWER - Sierra Leone in 1970s USA, Soundway Records

MUYEI POWER

Sierra Leone in 1970s USA

Soundway Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.99

WORLD

Cat. Number: SNDWLP062

**180g vinyl housed in colour jacket with extensive liner notes** "Muyei Power or Orchestre Muyei (muyei means ‘our country’) was one of the top dance bands of the1970s in Sierra Leone. Soundway Records' first collection of music from this West African country (‘Muyei Power: Sierra Leone in 1970s USA’) is an album of rock-infused, 'afro' music from a group that traveled the world throughout the mid 1970s. Fusing elements of electric Congolese and Nigerian music with fast, syncopated, uptempo modernised arrangements of traditional music, Muyei Power produced a series of unique si… Read more
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MUYEI POWER - Sierra Leone in 1970s USA, Soundway Records
LARRY HEARD - Alien, Alleviated Records
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LARRY HEARD

Alien

Alleviated Records

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £14.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: ML-9009

Larry Heard presents a full, unabridged version of his much overlooked 1996 album on (remastered) wax for the first time. It's previously appeared on vinyl before, but that was a trimmed down version of the CD release. This edition features the whole CD tracklist split over two discs, yielding some of the Chicago legend's plushest, most spaced-out music to date - directly inspired by Ridley Scott's visionary sci-fi classic.
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HABITS OF HATE - Habits of Hate EP, ELECTRONIC EXPLORATIONS
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HABITS OF HATE

Habits of Hate EP

ELECTRONIC EXPLORATIONS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: EEV003

Happa and Manni Dee go for the jugular on two brutalist techno missiles for Rob Booth's Electronic Explorations. Under the Habits Of Hate aegis, the Leeds/Brighton-based axis of evil twists out a raging piece of broken 4/4 recalling BMB at their most slavering with the dubbled kicks and crushing breakbeat deviations of 'Limelight Roles'. B-side 'A Rebel From The Waist Down' shots blistered techno from the hip with ravenous steppers' techno patterns and napalmed noise textures. Riot music.
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INNERSHADES - Innershades Remixes (Tuff City Kids / Kowton), Creme
Killah Kowton and Tuff City Kids remixes of Innershades' 'Nina At The Boiler Room' cut from the 'No Stopping' 12". Ask us, we'll tell you Kowton's remix is one of the best cuts in his considerable arsenal, yielding his trickiest 16th note hi-hat programming synched with signature, bashy kicks, claps and a wailing siren to lip-bitingly rude effect. This ain't leaving the bag for a long time we tell ya! Flip it and Tuff City Kids lock down the same elements to a strutting dub house groove powered by bulbous subs and rife with wriggling acid squiggles. BIG tip!
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SWANS - The Burning World, 1972
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SWANS

The Burning World

1972

Format_dot_vinylLP // £17.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: IF26

*New vinyl edition on 1972* "The Burning World is an excellent curio in Swans’ already eclectic discography. 1987’s Children of God confirmed that Swans could indulge delicacy alongside immersive swathes of sound. In 1989, band leader Michael Gira coproduced The Burning World alongside multi-instrumentalist Bill Laswell and continued to refine his songwriting without compromising power. Jarboe’s inimitable vocal presence enhances the overall tunefulness while Gira’s own weary-but-resilient declamations ascend to towering intensity at precisely the right moments. All throughout, Gira rages aga… Read more
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SWANS - The Burning World, 1972
GENERAL LUDD - Hitit / Kickout, CLAN DESTINE
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GENERAL LUDD

Hitit / Kickout

CLAN DESTINE

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £11.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: CDR-12-006

**Edition of 303 copies** A rum gang of Glaswegians counting members of Dam Mantle, Golden Teacher, and Tropic of Capricorn turn out two murky tribal jams on their home city's wayward Clan Destine Traxx label. The top side is proper, blunted warehouse gear awash with ghoulish sirens and barely harnessed drum machine patterns to sick, seductive effect. B-side, 'Hit It' tumbles into psychedelic tribal dub zones with loosely reconfigured patterns spiralling skyward.
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BUZZIN10 / SULLY / POINT B / WARLOCK - Frijsfo Beats (Vol. 4), FRIJSFO BEATS
Buzzin10, Sully, Point. B and Warlock weigh for the 4th volume of Frijsfo Beats. Buzzin10 dances to a organ-bubbling garage groove haunted with slick, noirish strings and Sully makes a welcome return from the cold (where ya been?!) with the devilish dark garage twyster 'Feel It'. Turn it over and Point. B pivots off glancing garage woodblocks into a deep, synth-heavy techno space, and Warlock works out the grubbing acid swing of 'Too Late'.
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CLEARLIGHT - Circular Thinking EP, Subaltern Records
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CLEARLIGHT

Circular Thinking EP

Subaltern Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: SUBALT004

Review to follow shortly…
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MARK E - Product of Industry, SPECTRAL SOUND
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MARK E

Product of Industry

SPECTRAL SOUND

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £14.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: Spectral122LP

West Midlands man-machine Mark E pays tribute to his heritage with this timely, disco-toiling sophomore album. Crafted with an all-analogue palette (predecessor 'Stone Breaker' was 100% digital), 'Product of Industry' bears the unmistakable hallmark of the man who's made mid-tempo disco/house chug his speciality over the last half decade or so. Nine tracks groove with a grind and grit indigenous to the region's people and industry, using imported traces of Chicago house and industrial European disco together with locally sourced field recordings to forge a moodily tempered dancefloor alloy… Read more
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MARK E - Product of Industry, SPECTRAL SOUND
PRINS THOMAS - Prins Thomas (Vol. 3), Full Pupp
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PRINS THOMAS

Prins Thomas (Vol. 3)

Full Pupp

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FPCD11

Review to follow shortly…
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MAMACITA - No Eres Tu, Huntleys + Palmers
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MAMACITA

No Eres Tu

Huntleys + Palmers

Format_dot_vinyl10" // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: H+P009

Huntleys + Palmers supplement the Latin-flavoured club sounds of Auntie Flo and Alejandro Paz with this tasty tune from Carolina Paz of Santiago, Chile. Classic 80s dance-pop sounds bring out its decent hook, and a remix from South American house star Ana Helder seals the deal with technical prowess and creativity.
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CV313 - Live @ Primary, Echospace
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CV313

Live @ Primary

Echospace

Format_dot_cdCD // £15.99

BASIC CHANNEL / DUB TECHNO

Cat. Number: DETROITLIVE2

Hour long live performance by Detroit's dub techno maverick Steven Hitchell aka CV313. It was recorded live at Primary club night, Chicago on 24th August, breaking down to ten tracks, each built from numerous loops and elements of previous releases gelled with live instrumentation and processing inna DE:9 style. Recorded direct from the house mixer so there's some compression/limiting which couldn't be reversed.
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