Wednesday, 01 April
*Clear Vinyl* It's 2015 and the guitar as an instrument is pretty f**king exhausted, right? Not in Tashi Dorji's hands. This album was first issued on cassette by Blue Tapes in 2014, just prior to the amazing compilation of his earlier gear on Ben Chasny ov Six Organs… Hermit Hut label and serves to illustrate our point above - where so many guitarists are happy to tread old ground and pay dues to heroes, Bhutanese maverick Dorji is spiralling away, expressing untapped thoughts and feelings on his very own plane, making his guitar sound something like a modular synth system playing ancient … Read more
**Vinyl pressing to 500 copies. Mastered by Rashad Becker at D&M Berlin. Battered drum breaks recommended for fans of Muslimgauze or DJ Rupture** "“There born the excitement, from the loins of broken gear and deft midwife. Music for disinfection, in order to heal. To build a dream on.'' "Symbols Follow" continues Giulia Loli's musical explorations of ancient futuristic beat techniques by uniquely juxtaposing tradition and innovation, acoustic and digital, the familiar and unexpected... ''MELANQOL BAROQUE parq dunq ARABIFIED SWAMP MUSIC darq punq QUBTI BEATS''"
**Includes download code redeemable from the label** III originally came out in February 2013, IIII in February 2014. Papir from Copenhagen, Denmark have gradually developed their unique vision of instrumental psychedelic rock over the course of four albums. The band manages to transform heavy, psychedelic music into something new and relevant, something truly unique. Sure, Papir knows their kraut- and progrock history, but unlike the majority of bands in the present day psych-rock scene they venture far beyond mere pastiche. Guitarist Nicklas Sørensen and Bassist Christian Becher aren't afraid to e… Read more
MCR's burgeoning P13 label/clubnight measures out three killer lines of mutant UK techno from Divided backed with a heavy rolling Hodge remix. While best known for his 4/4 bangers on Fifth Wall and Resin, this 12" reveals an experimental streak to be explored over forthcoming sessions with the forward-looking Project 13. A-side, 'Uildi' sparks up like a melted Sleeparchive with bleeps and bass falling off the grid in swanging syncopation whereas 'Merhige' tests out a drier reduction of dusty bass and agile drums recalling label-mate Acre. B-side, he gets much looser with 'Mile End' t… Read more
"Scattered Into Light is the Mush debut from the Luxembourg based electronic act, Sun Glitters. The eleven-track album remains true to the glitchy r&b and deep tech-house sound that has blasted Sun Glitters into the consciousness of electronic music fans over the last two years. Stuttering beats and wobbling synths are soft-focused through a sun-bleached lens in a way that will appeal to synth-pop, ambient, and dustup fans in equal measure. Scattered Into Light is the first Sun Glitters release to completely integrate a vocalist, as Italian ingenue Sara Cappai lends her talents to … Read more
Alva Noto beautifully exchanges austerity for cinematographic lushness with the remarkably widescreen 3rd volume in his 'Xerrox' series. Inspired by private, formative influences such as 'La Isla Misteriosa y el Capitán' - based on Jules Verne's 'The Mysterious Island' - and Tarvosky's screen adaptation of 'Solaris', he uses the self-designed Xerrox software to transpose early, ingenuous feelings of awe and wonder into innovative, intimate atmospheres and dynamic soundscapes. In keeping with the series' focus on "using the process of copying as a basis", and the manner in which the inherent inf… Read more
*Pink swirl vinyl - includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label, lyric sheet & insert by Richard Meltzer*
**Hand-stamped white label** Kev Gorman a.k.a. Adesse Versions strikes on Numbers with the massive 'Pride', a.k.a that tune everyone has been asking Jackmaster about. The scheme is straight, simple and deadly effective: blazing vocal + slinky house groove = big tune! The original unfolds across the A-side, backed with the cockle-warming Larry Heard vibes of 'First Time' on the B-side, plus a 'Pride Dub' for the DJs who want to extend the groove.
**Includes A5 insert** Warped techno designs from a new Scottish producer, Perth Drug Legend, following up Divided's ace debut for London's Resin label. Arching up with the Happa-like soggy slam of 'Hillend Hyper Squad' the session twists down darker, abstract alleys with the emulsified throb of 'God Save Queen Jean', and even more whacked out with the glue-huffers anthem 'Tweet Tweet Mill Street Fleet', before checking out with tortuous minimalism of 'South Inch Posso'. RIYL Lakker, Happa, Perc…
Tuesday, 31 March
**Gloaming darkside Italian industrial classic, reissued with a CD included free inside - some 30 years after the fact in facsimile cover reconstructed by SOMA (Stephen O'Malley). RIYL The New Blockaders, MB, NWW, H3O** Giancarlo Toniutti's 'La Mutazione' is a heavy weathered landmark at the crossroads of avant-garde concrète and ambient industrial music. It first seeped into the underground water table by way of Gary Mundy's legendary Broken Flag label in 1985, to become regarded as one of the era's most subtly unsettling examples of post-industrial music. Incorporating Toniutti's h… Read more
*Limited edition of 300 - includes poster* "Seven years since its original release "the setting sun" is available again with an entirely new lease on life. Months have been spent carefully mixing the album down again, re-engineering and re-mastering to capture "the vision we felt was absent in the original. With the use of current technologies we were able to bring out a hidden sonic dimension though the use of three dimensional processing and 7.1 surround mixing, this album has never sounded so good. Re-packaged in a retro matte finished digipak, shrink wrapped and housed in a japanese imported mini lp sleeve with a poster."
*Limited Edition 2CD set, packaged in oversized double CD case w/ poster* "This new sonic submersion was inspired by found sounds and field recordings captured during the blizzard known as “linus”, the 5th worst blizzard in Chicago and Detroit’s history. the magic of the polar vortex and the arctic conditions it left behind inspired and set the stage for the creation of “auratia” and the mystical sonic world it evoked. Variant's "Auratia" is made entirely with hardware, paying homage to infinite forms of synthesis, from analog, dco, waveshaping, vector, there's a myriad of forms explored producing uni… Read more
Atlantic-facing techno killer backed with a deeply driven Legowelt remix. Portugal's Lake Haze and IVVVO make a potent pairing on the front with a bareback jacker built from salty 909 and stormy synth arrangement spilling over a sense of dancefloor drama. B-side, Legowelt picks and runs with that vibe, filling in the space with patented kick drum welt and expanded, unfolding arrangement weaving yoghurt and sand like some Atlantean psy-trance anthem.
**Screen-printed jacket. 2015 repress** Seattle's Further Records catch Deepblak's Aybee on the downstroke with a lowlit beat-suite as o1o. There's some warm and fluid Drexciyan vibes flowing in these tracks, layering live and instinctive keys and synths over loping, loungey Californian head-nod beats with an emphasis on low-lit soul feelings.
**Includes D/L code** Superlative electro-techno dispatch from London's Bleep43 bastion. Best known for their long-running podcast series and online community, Bleep43 also know how to put together a proper, solid record - very DJ friendly but also ripe for home consumption. One of their all-time heroes (and ours), Sherard Ingram a.k.a. Stingray 313 mans the top side with two rapid, hi-tech body-scanners in 'BSL Level 4' and 'Nudge Theory' which sounds killer at 150bpm, but also remarkably handy at 33rpm +8, giving more space for his sweeping motor city synthlines and tensi… Read more
"Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm has fast become know as a prolific performer and recording artist with the piano at the core of his work. Piano Day is an official body created by Nils and his closest friends, and will house various exciting, piano-related projects. The first project revealed by the Piano Day team is the building of what will be world’s tallest piano: the Klavins 450. As the life-long dream of David Klavins, it even exceeds the currently largest upright piano there is, the Klavins M370. Situated in Germany, Tübingen, 1.8 tons in weight, 3.7 meters high, its longest strings are abou… Read more