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Thursday, 20 November

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - Kicking Against the Pricks, Mute/BMG
*Ships Friday* The third album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, re-released as part of Mute's Nick Cave reissue series. "In 1986, the year Kicking Against The Pricks - a cover album - was released, then 28-year-old Nick Cave was the object of both reverence and antagonism in the contemporary press. In interviews he's baited, held up as genius, soothsayer and arrogant, autistic nutcase. "Kicking against the pricks" is a biblical lift, referring to an ox kicking in irritation at the sharpened rod - the goad or prick - used by the driver when tilling soil. It would se… Read more
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NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - Kicking Against the Pricks, Mute/BMG
KRYSTAL KLEAR - Ca$h Champagne , Cold Tonic
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KRYSTAL KLEAR

Ca$h Champagne

Cold Tonic

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: TONIC003

**Red Vinyl** "Krystal Klear joins forces with a fresh off the boat vocalist in the form of Flex Washington. A two track 12 alongside a crafty Accapella for the Djs showcases a another step in a darker club foundation for the label head merging elements of new jacking R n B on top of rigorous drum patterns all tied together by the romanticism in Flex's vocal tone. The tracklisting of the release was inspired by classic vocal 12's of the late 80's early 90s which is represented by the alternative acid flexing drum-a-pella version of the A side alongside a 12 inch only bonus of the bare … Read more
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KRYSTAL KLEAR - Ca$h Champagne , Cold Tonic
EEK-A-MOUSE - Christmas-A-Come, Greensleeves
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EEK-A-MOUSE

Christmas-A-Come

Greensleeves

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £5.99

DUB / REGGAE

Cat. Number: GRED74

*Limited 12" repress on seasonal snow white vinyl* Double sided roots man business produced by Linval Thompson. Eek-A-Mouse and Lee Van Cleef head to head with extended dub work outs Roots Radics in full 12" effect, mixed by Scientist at Channel One.
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BARNT - Magazine 13, Magazine
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BARNT

Magazine 13

Magazine

Format_dot_vinyl2LP + CD // £18.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MAGAZINE013LP

Daniel Ansorge aka Barnt backs up a deeply unique swathe of singles with his debut album, 'Magazine 13' for the eponymous label he started with fellow Köln types, Crato and Jens-Uwe Beyer. Since 2010 he's released a steady stream of records which brought back a sense of kosmiche wonder and electronic enigma that was arguably lacking in German house and techno sounds. And most crucially, he did it without sacrificing the fundamentals of big bad kicks and minimal percussion, resulting absolute bewts such as 'All Worlds All Times' and more recently with the staggering chops of 'Chappell' for Joy O & … Read more
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BARNT - Magazine 13, Magazine
BARNT - Magazine 13, Magazine
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BARNT

Magazine 13

Magazine

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MAGAZINE013

Daniel Ansorge aka Barnt backs up a deeply unique swathe of singles with his debut album, 'Magazine 13' for the eponymous label he started with fellow Köln types, Crato and Jens-Uwe Beyer. Since 2010 he's released a steady stream of records which brought back a sense of kosmiche wonder and electronic enigma that was arguably lacking in German house and techno sounds. And most crucially, he did it without sacrificing the fundamentals of big bad kicks and minimal percussion, resulting absolute bewts such as 'All Worlds All Times' and more recently with the staggering chops of 'Chappell' for Joy O & Wi… Read more
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BARNT - Magazine 13, Magazine
PROXIMA - Trapped, Tempa
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PROXIMA

Trapped

Tempa

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: TEMPA087

Proxima returns with three shades of techier, up-to-the-second dubstep, from clipped Coki styles in 'Trapped' to snarling dungeon slither of 'Fate' and crushing Dutch style darkness in 'Fallout'.
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CHOGORI - Chogori, Modularfield
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CHOGORI

Chogori

Modularfield

Format_dot_vinylLP // £19.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: MDFLP01

*Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label. Cool but restlessly explorative mix of post-rock, jazz, kosmiche electro-acoustics from Germany* "Recorded to 24-track Studer tape machine…The album captures the ruff acoustic essence of the trio, representing the typical sound build upon the analog Synthesizer and the bowed double-bass played by the formation around Ralf Stritt and Gregor Kerkmann. Their focus lies on the hypnotic rhythms and the emotional depth of the compositions, performed with implicit ease.
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RANG'ALA: OGOYA NENGO AND THE DODO WOMEN’S GROUP - New Recordings From Siaya County, Kenya, Honest Jon's Records
Honest Jon's return to Kenya with this spellbinding suite of Dodo songs sung by 70 year old Ogoya Nengo. A legend in her country, Ogoya is the most prominent exponent of the vanishing Dodo artform - a musical means of spreading messages and social commentary, much like Indo-European bardic traditions and the griots of Mali. Following his work on the Mkunguni, New Recordings from Coast Province, Kenya, Stefan Schneider again had the pleasure of recording Ogoya's spellbinding performances, and those of local percussionists and her ex… Read more
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RANG'ALA: OGOYA NENGO AND THE DODO WOMEN’S GROUP - New Recordings From Siaya County, Kenya, Honest Jon's Records
RANG'ALA: OGOYA NENGO AND THE DODO WOMEN’S GROUP - New Recordings From Siaya County, Kenya, Honest Jon's Records
Honest Jon's return to Kenya with this spellbinding suite of Dodo songs sung by 70 year old Ogoya Nengo. A legend in her country, Ogoya is the most prominent exponent of the vanishing Dodo artform - a musical means of spreading messages and social commentary, much like Indo-European bardic traditions and the griots of Mali. Following his work on the Mkunguni, New Recordings from Coast Province, Kenya, Stefan Schneider again had the pleasure of recording Ogoya's spellbinding performances, and those of local percussionists and her … Read more
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RANG'ALA: OGOYA NENGO AND THE DODO WOMEN’S GROUP - New Recordings From Siaya County, Kenya, Honest Jon's Records
STEVE RODEN - Flower & Water, Dragon's Eye Recordings
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STEVE RODEN

Flower & Water

Dragon's Eye Recordings

Format_dot_cdCD // £7.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: der008

"Flower & Water began with an offer to work with the first Dragon’s Eye release – a flexi-disc with a recording of George Winston playing a blues piano composition called “Medley: Bread Baker’s Stomp” – as source material. Since I am not a true remixer, I decided to modify the track via physical manipulation. Most of the material began with cutting up some of the flexi’s and taping back together in ‘wrong’ ways. I then played (or tried to play) the broken records that had been taped back together, and also putting objects onto the surface of the record while being played with a cheap record p… Read more
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STEVE RODEN - Flower & Water, Dragon's Eye Recordings
PALEMAN - Beezeldub, 81
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PALEMAN

Beezeldub

81

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: PMAWS002

Nifty UK bass pressure from Manchester's Paleman, tooling up two digi-dub meets house riddims for Loefah's 81 label. 'Beezeldub' steps up with brassy horns and billowing subs inna update of classic soundsystem steppers coolly compatible with current house patterns. 'Newun' is more brooding, with sombre intro harking back to early Skream and Loe joints before leaning off with a killer, percolated halfstep finding the sweet spot between electro-soul, dread dub and garage. Tip!
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HEIDI LORD - English Electric, WEME
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HEIDI LORD

English Electric

WEME

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £21.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: WEME028

Heidi Lord - Wife of Rephlex/WeMe artist Jodey Kendrick. Three of Heidi's tracks are featured on the famous "EDM" Compilation Albums This is the Debut album from Heidi Using a unique pallet of sounds from MRI machines to modular synthersizers to conversations in a supermarket to her own processed voice Co produced by her Husband "I could describe what the album means to me, But i would much rather leave it to listener to experience and feel and to interpret how they see fit"
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HEIDI LORD - English Electric, WEME
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HEIDI LORD

English Electric

WEME

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: WEME028

Heidi Lord - Wife of Rephlex/WeMe artist Jodey Kendrick. Three of Heidi's tracks are featured on the famous "EDM" Compilation Albums This is the Debut album from Heidi Using a unique pallet of sounds from MRI machines to modular synthersizers to conversations in a supermarket to her own processed voice Co produced by her Husband "I could describe what the album means to me, But i would much rather leave it to listener to experience and feel and to interpret how they see fit"
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UMWELT - Cultures Of Resistance, SHIPWREC

UMWELT

Cultures Of Resistance

SHIPWREC

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: SHIP025

"New from Umwelt, an accomplished electronic musician who used to release on New York electro label Satamile as well as the likes of Kommando 6, and his own labels New Flesh and Fundata. Active in the scene since the nineties, Umwelt has released three LPs and a high number of EPs that explore everything from experimental ambient to tough techno via emotive electro. This new EP deals mainly in moody electro that is tinged with nice acid lines. 'Somatogravic Illusion' goes first and is a synapse-twitching bit of bulky electro with tough kicks, groaning synths and starry melodies. 'Subt… Read more
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UMWELT - Cultures Of Resistance, SHIPWREC
CONFORCE - Machine Conspiracy (Reissue), Delsin Records
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CONFORCE

Machine Conspiracy (Reissue)

Delsin Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: XDRS7

Reissue of the lush and melodic Detroit/Dutch techno album by Conforce. Ever since the release of his 'Our Concern EP' in late 2007, Boris Brunnik has forged a celebrated catalogue of heart-warming techno for labels like Rush Hour and Curle. His sound takes the most florid elements of Detroit operators like Carl Craig or Derrick May and fuses them with a European dub-techno sensibility to place him in the recent tradition of Convextion. From the rumbling, bass-driven lowland topography of 'Subtraction' to the synth coralled aquatic scapes of 'Sonar Conversations' to the exquisite '… Read more
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CONFORCE - Machine Conspiracy (Reissue), Delsin Records
GERRY READ - 3, 2, 1 EP, AUS Music
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GERRY READ

3, 2, 1 EP

AUS Music

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: AUS1471

"Gerry Read returns with a new twelve for Aus, his productions remain liberated from conventional influence while keeping rhythmically charged enough to work effectively on peak time dance floors. The title track is no exception as it loosely wades through the mire gathering frazzled sine signals and synth blobs along the way. ‘Cosmoid’ pins shimmering melodies and off kilter samples under a tight, persistent groove before Nathan Fake weighs in with loose, restless drum patterns and a healthy measure of plaintive melody to add a further facet to 3 2 1 and round off another solid package from AUS."
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GERRY READ - 3, 2, 1 EP, AUS Music
BLACK NARCISSUS (JODEY KENDRICK) - Fatale, WEME
The return of this project by Jodey Kendrick who delivers another dose of well crafted Drexciyan electro...
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VARIOUS - Tape Sampler Series (003), Tape Records Amsterdam
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VARIOUS

Tape Sampler Series (003)

Tape Records Amsterdam

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: TSS003

Third instalment in the Tape Sampler Series featuring new and upcoming artists local to the label delivering a 3-tracker shifting from classic Detroit to Basic Channel Vibes.
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DAMO SUZUKI - Seven Potatoes, NOISE AGONY MAYHEM
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DAMO SUZUKI

Seven Potatoes

NOISE AGONY MAYHEM

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £31.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: NAM009LP

*Edition of 300 copies, Can’s Damo Suzuki with members of Black Mountain, Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think, among many others* "Krautrock pioneer Damo Suzuki, vocalist of Can, has influenced generations of creative musicians. This enigmatic singer has continued the journey, traveling the globe to perform improvised music with a unique collection of musicians. The lucky few that perform with him he calls his Network or Sound Carriers. Canadian Sound Carriers have included members of Black Mountain, Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think, among many others. On a warm night in Ju… Read more
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DAMO SUZUKI - Seven Potatoes, NOISE AGONY MAYHEM
SAN PROPER & DAVID OLIVIER - Free, Ratio? Music

SAN PROPER & DAVID OLIVIER

Free

Ratio? Music

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: RT004

"San Proper vocalising.....comes with a Jacques Renault Remix. The label say: " Some think freedom comes with a price, others say freedom is a prize. Then you have people who claim "the best things in life are free" . It takes up quite some time and effort, or better yet- 'work', to sort out answers to these questions. One might feel cornered by such issues... David Olivier Nerbl a.k.a. D.O.N. & Dr. San Proper wrote and recorded a sarcastic song last summer which might give some relief. If not, check out Jacques Renault's remix. One love for freedom."
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SECRET CIRCUIT - Cosmic Vibrations, Emotional Response
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SECRET CIRCUIT

Cosmic Vibrations

Emotional Response

Format_dot_vinylLP // £12.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ERS013

Emotional Response have trawled through boxes of old cassette recordings from L.A multi-instrumentalist Eddie "Secret Circuit" Ruscha to compile a follow-up to 2012's brilliant Tropical Psychedelics compilation. Predictably, the resulting collection is nothing short of brilliant. Typically eccentric, melodious, atmospheric and bristling with interesting ideas, Cosmic Vibrations delves deeper into Ruscha's archives and comes up with gold. Highlights are naturally plentiful, but keep an eye out for the psychedelic ambience of "Electric Brain", the analogue electronic explorations of "… Read more
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SECRET CIRCUIT - Cosmic Vibrations, Emotional Response
RUN THE JEWELS - Run The Jewels 2, MASS APPEAL
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RUN THE JEWELS

Run The Jewels 2

MASS APPEAL

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.99

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: MSAP0005CD

*Includes sticker and hand-drawn poster* "Run The Jewels, the super dynamic duo of El-P and Killer Mike, two of the most distinctive and celebrated names in rap, release their sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2, featuring Zack de la Rocha and Travis Barker among others.
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GAJEK - Restless Shapes, Monkeytown Records
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GAJEK

Restless Shapes

Monkeytown Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MTR53CD

"After Chris Clark had passed some of Gajeks sheer endless output over to Modeselektor, quite a few listening sessions followed. Ranging from postrocky electronica to complex and moody renderings of intricate introverted beat structures to a mutant dance music, a whole audioscape had to be discovered. There were songs and tracks and experiments there, morphed vocals and reverberated non human instruments, complex percussion patterns and sweet athmospheres, but in all these different paths and moods, a penchant for working with a leitmotif could be traced. As an introduction to expose his particu… Read more
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GAJEK - Restless Shapes, Monkeytown Records
GAJEK - Restless Shapes, Monkeytown Records
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GAJEK

Restless Shapes

Monkeytown Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £12.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MTR53LP

"After Chris Clark had passed some of Gajeks sheer endless output over to Modeselektor, quite a few listening sessions followed. Ranging from postrocky electronica to complex and moody renderings of intricate introverted beat structures to a mutant dance music, a whole audioscape had to be discovered. There were songs and tracks and experiments there, morphed vocals and reverberated non human instruments, complex percussion patterns and sweet athmospheres, but in all these different paths and moods, a penchant for working with a leitmotif could be traced. As an introduction to expose his parti… Read more
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GAJEK - Restless Shapes, Monkeytown Records
GRAZE - Soft Gamma Repeater, New Kanada

GRAZE

Soft Gamma Repeater

New Kanada

Format_dot_vinyl3 x 12" // £19.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: NK54

"Soft Gamma Repeater finds Graze continuing to develop and refine their style, enmeshing a tough percussive edge with the rich textures of dance music at its deepest."
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NIK COLK VOID & TIM BURGESS - A Little Bit Of Powder, O Genesis
A Little Bit of Powder is a short story that Ian Rankin wrote for Tim Burgess' label O Genesis. This is a limited edition 12" vinyl release featuring Craig Parkinson reading Ian's short story with theme music by Tim Burgess and Factory Floor's Nik Void.
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BABY FORD - Mystery Falls / Spooked, Trelik
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BABY FORD

Mystery Falls / Spooked

Trelik

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: TR026

"In classic Baby Ford style the A-side opens with "Mystery Falls" a deep melodic housey workout with shuffling percussion and sublime top line strings. Meanwhile on the B-side, shaker hustlin' "Spooked" conjures up a more stripped down moody grooving chordal affair. Both tracks cut at 45rpm for maximum quality and effect on the floor."
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GAY MARVINE - Bath House Etiquette Vol. 6, IT'S BATH HOUSE ETIQUETTE
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GAY MARVINE

Bath House Etiquette Vol. 6

IT'S BATH HOUSE ETIQUETTE

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: BHE6

More bold and brash sickness from Gay Marvine. A side = pure disco and deep funk reshaped as tools for today. B side = total cult classics re-visioned to devastate any dance floor.
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SHINY TWO SHINY - When The Rain Stops, Captured Tracks
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SHINY TWO SHINY

When The Rain Stops

Captured Tracks

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: CT210CD

"Gayna Florence Perry and Robin Surtees are perhaps best known for their work with cult 80’s band Shiny Two Shiny. Signed to Red Flame Records, they released one mini LP entitled ‘Halfway Across The Rainbow’ and one single ‘Waiting For us’ c/w ‘Ritual Hate’, in 7” and 12” formats. A mixture of bright and breezy synth pop with some darker undercurrents both records made a dent in the indie charts gaining positive reviews in the music press for releases and live appearances and acclaim from John Peel as well as daytime airplay on Radio 1. They also toured Europe and appeared on TV. A… Read more
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SHINY TWO SHINY - When The Rain Stops, Captured Tracks
THE MINISTRY OF WOLVES - Happily Ever After (Black Vinyl Edition), Mute
"The Ministry Of Wolves are Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten / Crime & The City Solution), Mick Harvey (co- founder of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), Danielle de Picciotto (Crime & The City Solution) and Paul Wallfisch (Botanica / musical director at the Theater Dortmund). ‘Music From Republik der Wölfe’ and ‘Happily Ever After’ are based on the writings of the Brothers Grimm, in particular Anne Sexton’s ‘Transformations’ (1971), the Pulitzer Prize winning poet’s reworking of the Grimm’s fairy tales. In the hands of The Ministry Of Wolves, these morality tales and warnings are as dark as you remember them from childhood"
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THE MINISTRY OF WOLVES - Happily Ever After (Black Vinyl Edition), Mute