Thursday, 05 March
**Kinky No Wave dance drills, fresh outta Berlin. Initial copies on trans blue wax in stickered poly sleeve. Edition of 500. For you if you love Powell, Low Jack, EVOL, Barnt!** N.M.O. are an exceptional, pan-European duo deploying SuperCollider software and stripped-down, roiling drums under the mantra, As Strict As Possible. For The Death Of Rave they present a unique trio of 'Tropocaliptic Excursions' to follow their two releases for Barcelona's Anòmia label, including 2014's critically acclaimed and standout 12", 'Nederlandse Maatschappij Ontwikkeling'. … Read more
**Mastered and cut at D&M from the original DAT tapes in their original sequence, pressed on 140g 2xLP. Includes insert and instant download for your iWalkman - Limited Copies!** Rawest, illest hip hop/dub mixtape from '98 by Wordsound capo, Skiz Fernando Jr a.k.a. Spectre, feat contributions from sometime Madteo collaborator Sensational, Kevin ‘The Bug’ Martin’s Techno Animal alias, Bill Laswell’s Dubadelic project, Godflesh’s Ted Parsons and more. This is a fine history lesson for many yungers, and a red-eyed flashback for many heads who came thru in the '90s. Originally released on cassette in … Read more
*Exceptional slab of squashed, Afro-centric psychedelia and hypnotic Footwork from Low Jack’s Editions Gravats label made in an edition of 350 copies* Low Jack and Jean Carval’s Gravats label open 2015 with a killer new album from prolific psych-drone artist High Wolf under his Black Zone Myth Chant alias. ‘Mane Thecel Phares’ is a wigged-out trip thru Afro-centric, riddim-driven psychedelia, breaking down the boundaries between Sun Ra, DJ Screw, and Vox Populi! with a smoked-out, blurry vision heightening the effects already felt in his mighty ‘Straight Cassette’ LP for Win… Read more
**Edition of 200 with sticker and hand-numbered insert by Dennis Tyfus** This is brilliant!! For Belgium's peerless Ultra Eczema, BJ Nilsen & Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson present their first duo LP of cut-up concrète and electro-acoustic junctures. They're well known to us lot at least for their amazing records together with Helgi Thorsson as BJNilsen and Stillupsteypa - check 'Space Finale'! - but together they divine a much stranger route to the psychedelic truth via oblique avant garde tactics and about turns that keep us rapt at every fade, black hole and shock… Read more
**Much needed new vinyl edition of this incredible album - one of the best Death Ambient/Cinematic albums you'll likely hear** Having first entered our lives in 2009 with an album so singularly terrifying that it still gives us nightmares, Pepijn Caudron - the elusive mastermind behind Kreng - plunges even deeper into the heart of darkness with a new full-length offering for Miasmah. The results are just phenomenal, combining a palpably European antique grandeur with cutting edge sound design and a pervasive occult charge (a 'grimoire' is a book of spells, don'tcha know). 'Karcist' is th… Read more
*Much needed new edition of this incredible LP - fans of Arvo Pärt, Deathprod, Bernard Herrmann - take note* Shrouded in the mystery and the opaque, otherworldly quality we've come to expect from the consistently remarkable Miasmah imprint, this beguiling debut album has been wrecking our collective heads here in the office for some time. Pieced together from a plethora of unidentified samples, field recordings and found sounds, Kreng taps into a unique, almost indescribable corner of the musical universe that originates from, and proceeds to completely re-imagine, … Read more
Natty, psychelicious house trax by your boy from Offenbach, DJ Slyngshot. Lovers of ruff and spirited house music are understandably set to fall hard for these three cuts - the salty Theo-style beatdown crackle of 'Cycles' and the dopest breakbeat dip zipped with darting keys and wobbly Moog in 'Skyscraperz' up top, backed with the disco jackin' deep house showpiece, 'High Times' on the flip. DJ Slyngshot knows what's up. This is unmissable for fans of Theo, STL, Marcellus Pittmann, Soulphiction...Tipped!
Pearson sound has the honour of releasing Hessle Audio's 1st solo artist album with his adroit and concise self-titled opus. It arrives 7 years since his earliest transmission, 'Blimey' [HES005] as Ramadanman, in which time he's carved a distinct niche between the sub-strata of UK techno, dubstep and electronica, building one of the most distinguished catalogues in modern dance music - including high profile remixes for Radiohead and Disclosure. Clearly inspired by the 'floor but not beholden to it, 'Pearson Sound' gives him wriggle room for experimentation; space to pursue those wayward i… Read more
*LP version comes with free download card* Pearson sound has the honour of releasing Hessle Audio's 1st solo artist album with his adroit and concise self-titled opus. It arrives 7 years since his earliest transmission, 'Blimey' [HES005] as Ramadanman, in which time he's carved a distinct niche between the sub-strata of UK techno, dubstep and electronica, building one of the most distinguished catalogues in modern dance music - including high profile remixes for Radiohead and Disclosure. Clearly inspired by the 'floor but not beholden to it, 'Pearson Sound' gives him wriggle room for exp… Read more
*Ships Friday* **2015 Reissue - Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** For many people 'Work And Non Work' was the first introduction to one of Warp’s most singular and interesting signings ever - Broadcast. Released in 1997, it compiled a bunch of early singles and EP's the band released on Wurlitzer Jukebox and Stereolab's Duophonic label, making for a spectacularly unusual hybrid of evocative songs capturing the psychedelic spirit of "The United States of America”, augmented by a love of radiophonic sound effects and electronic production. Although th… Read more
*Ships Friday* **2015 Reissue - Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** 2000’s 'The Noise Made By People’ was the first album of original material Broadcast recorded for Warp and included “Echo’s Answer” - easily one of the most beautiful and peerless songs ever recorded by the band. It’s hard to quantify just what made Broadcast so unique, but the song distills perfection into a 3 minute package that has lost none of its emotional weight 15 years later. Factor in tracks like “Come On Let’s Go” and ‘Papercuts’ and your left with one of the finest debuts in Warp’s illustrious catalogue.
*Ships Friday* **2015 Reissue - Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** Finally reissued, here's what we wrote at the time 'Haha Sound' was released back in 2003. "It's quite some time since that first 7" appeared on Wurlitzer Jukebox, seven years in fact, and it's with great delight that I'm holding their second album in my hands this sunny august afternoon. Previewed last month by 'The Pendulum EP' which, bar the glorious title track, felt and fell a little short of a wondrous return, 'HaHa Sound' is a truly stunning, beautiful album. In an age where great band… Read more
*Ships Friday* **2015 Reissue - Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** This is a hard album for us to write about - basically because in our opinion it's easily one of the 5 finest albums ever released by Warp, and generally one of the best British albums of the last 20 years. At the point where Broadcast could have easily self-combusted after the departure of half its members, the remaining duo of Trish Keenan and James Cargill instead went on to write their best album by a mile. The palette here was shocking at the time - reducing their rich widescreen tem… Read more
*Ships Friday* **2015 Reissue - Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** 2003’s Ha Ha Sound has finally been reissued, here’s what we said about it at the time: "I’m of the opinion that Broadcast are the very best thing about Birmingham. In fact, they're partly responsible for teaching me about the wonders of electronic music altogether... growing up in the Midlands made it rather difficult to learn about intriguing alternative sounds and these strange loungey retro-fetishists popped up as if out of nowhere to take me to places anew. Before them I was of t… Read more
*Ships Friday* **2015 Reissue - Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** Finally reissued, here's whart we said back in 2009: "After their mammoth anniversary boxset, we could safely say this is one of the most anticipated and easily the best release on Warp's 2009 schedule. 'Broadcast and The Focus Group investigate Witch cults of the Radio Age' is a dream sequence of sonics for the Hauntology canon, pairing Ghost Box's Julian House, aka The Focus Group, with longtime favourites Broadcast for a head swir… Read more
**Hand-numbered edition of 150 with CD copy of the full album free inside** Furrowed-brow industrial ambience from a beekeeper called Scheich in China for Hamburg's Hafen Schlamm Rekords. Housed in black metal-referencing sleeve art, the unknown quantity's debut album fathoms netherworlds of pitch black drones and skin-crawling, insectoid textures synthesising what happens after the Bienensterben, or Bee Colony Collapse. In a sense, it shares something of a fascination for nature and its organisation with Berlin's Weevil Neighbourhood collective, especially in its predilection for creepy small sounds, subbass pressure and subterranean lighting.
Backed up by a monstrous Regis remix, Stave's taking no prisoners on this one for Repitch. Jonathan Krohn, the Chicagoan also behind Male and Talker (with Karl Meier), sets the tone with a gravelly slammer called 'Hardened Chord' which Regis promptly kicks the fxxk out of in his nastiest, noisiest remix for quite some time. B-side, Stave gets his rocks off on a thoroughly unpleasant, thundering 'Circle Pit' assault and the cloven hoofed swarm of 'Paid Jazz'. Have mercy on the children, we beseech thee…
*White vinyl - includes digital download redeemable from the label* Spilling forth from his Opal Tapes debut, James Place offers the scrambled ambient coordinates of 'Living On Superstition'. Working in æther between the gritty loop deviations of Harmonious Thelonious and Not Waving's dusty radiophonics, Place nimbly clips and nudges frayed phrases into spectral misshapes and fluidly offset grooves. A few of them could likely work on leftfield dancefloors, especially the filter-clogged string samples and hazy tones rubbed and synched into 'High Rise (Rainier)' or the Gold Panda-es… Read more
**Includes download code** Herva comes with that crooked breakbeat-house fonk on Dublin's All City label. Hitting a particularly fecund patch of Dego, Aardvarck or Shake-like breaks and sampler jazz, the Italian producer puts his past experience as a drummer to great use in 'HTYMO''s tricksy drum programming and dusty MPC knocks. Peak vibes to be found in the noisy big beats of the title track; the 4Hero-style jungle-jazz expression, 'She Is 32 Bit'; a dextrous and lush dipper titled 'No Money No Honey' reminding of Pepe Braddock at his wildest. Them's the breaks…
**Includes download code redeemable from the label** At last, Suicideyear's phenomenal debut mixtape/album, 'Japan' lands on wax courtesy of OPN's Software. OK, it's been tweaked to omit the most obvious samples from the original, digital release, but the Baton Rouge, Lousiana producer's meld of Atlantan trap and gauzy ambient plumes still stands as one of the finest of its kind. Put simply; if you're into Kuedo, Lex Luger, Clams Casino or drank, this is waiting for your ears.
*This CD edition combines both of Suicideyear’s Software EPs, Remembrance and Japan on a single CD* "James Prudhomme wrote Remembrance while reflecting on themes of love and loss against the backdrop of the deep American south he calls home. "Remembrance deals with letting go," he explains. Alive with an idiosyncratic sense of melodic space, his repertoire eschews a topical palette for a personal aesthetic that offers a visceral love letter to abstraction. Suicidyear’s proper label debut deviates from the darker hues of Japan while exploring a blossoming, water colored … Read more
Legowelt oscillates breakbeat 'ardcore and psyched-out techno styles for kindred spirits, UTTU. Get your vintage 'ardcore rushes in the billowing B-line saturation and tweaky, Afro-inspired patterns in 'Immensity of Cosmic Space' and the rolling Omni Trio-style light/darkside vibes of 'Lumeria'. 'Palm Trees In The Rain' does that swing-jackin' '90s ps-house thing, and 'Phase 5' hits a moody house stride.
**Green wax. Jukebox hole. Includes inserts and download coupon** Locked-on Midlands punk fury from Fearn / Williamson, The Sleaford Mods. They relieve 'A Little Ditty' up top backed with a killer version of 'I'm Shit At It' - "Can't Even Make Simple Calculations/I'm Shit At It / Can't Even Butter a Cob Right / I'm Shit At It" seals it for us. Jip!
London's Jonny Nash spins a glistening web of ambient mediations on 'Exit Strategies' for his own label, Melody As Truth. Taking solo time away after sterling contributions to Gaussian Curve's charming 'Clouds' LP and that epic 'Spirit Bear Mezcal Ensemble' 12", he presents a suite of balmy, crepuscular vignettes owing as much to The Durutti Column as Vangelis or Robin Guthrie and finding contemporary parallels with the likes of Bullion/Nautic or even recent Jam City in the achingly lush slow dance, 'Exit Six'. Mellow magic.
Remarkable, trasncendent new recordings by dextrous multi-instrumentalist Roland P. Young, his 4th LP for Japan's EM Records. Created in 2014 after a move to Tel Aviv, 'Confluences' marks a new phase in Young's oeuvre, with a title both signifying the cultural blend of his new home region, and his ability to naturally comprovise disparate musical influence and textures - clarinet, bass clarinet, kalimba, NAF flute, keyboard, voice and electronic accoutrements. Blending properly rugged but smartly reduced rhythms with pensile synthlines and minimal acoustic phrasing, it's possible to draw … Read more
Remarkable, trasncendent new recordings by dextrous multi-instrumentalist Roland P. Young, his 4th LP for Japan's EM Records. Created in 2014 after a move to Tel Aviv, 'Confluences' marks a new phase in Young's oeuvre, with a title both signifying the cultural blend of his new home region, and his ability to naturally comprovise disparate musical influence and textures - clarinet, bass clarinet, kalimba, NAF flute, keyboard, voice and electronic accoutrements. Blending properly rugged but smartly reduced rhythms with pensile synthlines and minimal acoustic phrasing, it's possible to draw a … Read more
*Vinyl Reprint of a highly sought after Electronic Abstract Future Jazz Release by italian "Library/soundtrack" Composer Piero Umiliani /Moggi originally released on “Omicron”* "Tra scienza e fantascienza", is an album of histrionic Piero Umiliani recorded under the pseudonym Moggi. A Master gifted with a never ending passion for music, innovator by vocation, experimenter in his genetic code now at ease with synths in order to forge sound that could be reductively termed as avantgarde. Timeless atmospheres, alien hypnotic sonorities, modern and charmingly retro, minim… Read more
**Red Vinyl Reissue - Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** A Björk album is always a major event in the musical calendar, particularly for any followers of experimental music - no other artist can be credited with introducing such an array of avant-garde elements and production techniques so directly into the mainstream. The same goes for personnel: in hand-picking collaborators from the underground's finest talents Björk has been responsible for drawing the pop chart-following public's attention to the work of Matmos, Zeena Parkins, LFO's Mark Bell and Opia… Read more
3rd industrial noise and techno incursion from Vereker's Endangered Species label is given to Skander, a.k.a. his partner in Renoir. The top side is reserved for a pair of washed-out and amorphous noise sculptures; camouflaging broken-spirited electronic melodies with semi-opaque harmonic distrotions in 'Sado Seeker' and squashing jagged rhythmic noise convulsions in 'Steel Talon'. The other side serves a body-checking techno beast called 'Death by Handgun' powered by skull-fxxk kicks and rasping attack tones. Murder.
**Mesmerising synth and string drone works recommended to fans of Eliane Radigue or Anne Guthrie** "“Barons Court” is the debut full length album by Canadian electroacoustic composer Sarah Davachi, following short run releases on Important Records’ Cassauna imprint and Full Spectrum. Trained at Mills College, Davachi’s work marries an academic approach to synthesis and live instrumentation with a preternatural attunement to timbre, pacing, and atmosphere. While the record employs a number of vintage and legendary synthesizers, including Buchla’s 200 and Music Easel, an EMS Synthi, and Seq… Read more