Thursday, 30 October
Fresh from his cover feature in The Wire magazine, Richard Dawson rises up from the bed of the River Tyne with a voice that crumbles and soars, steeped in age old balladry and finely-chiselled observations of the mundane. Richard Dawson is a skewed troubadour at once charming and abrasive. His shambolically virtuosic guitar playing stumbles from music hall tune- smithery to spidery swatches of noise-colour, swathed in amp static and teetering on the edge of feedback. His songs are both chucklesome and tragic, rooted in a febrile imagination that references worlds held dear and worlds … Read more
*Includes digital download code redeemable from the label* Fresh from his cover feature in The Wire magazine, Richard Dawson rises up from the bed of the River Tyne with a voice that crumbles and soars, steeped in age old balladry and finely-chiselled observations of the mundane. Richard Dawson is a skewed troubadour at once charming and abrasive. His shambolically virtuosic guitar playing stumbles from music hall tune- smithery to spidery swatches of noise-colour, swathed in amp static and teetering on the edge of feedback. His songs are both chucklesome and tragic, rooted in a feb… Read more
*Limited Tape Edition* Justin Broadrick's Godflesh churn up 'A World Lit Only By Fire' on their first new album in 13 years. Known as B.C. Green and JK Broadrick to the authorities, Godflesh are perhaps the best known exponents of industrial metal that the world has known: they single-handedly invented the genre with their eponymous debut in 1988 and have dominated discerning moshpits ever since with thunderous drum machines crushed by patented, claw-handed riffage. And thank f**k nowt has changed since their last LP, 'Hymns' in 2001. On 'A World Lit Only By Fire' they're stil… Read more
*LTD Tape Edition* The Industrial Metal titans return with an new mini album, their first in 13 years! Now fully reformed and raring to go, 'Decline & Fall' displays JK Broadrick and B.C. Green operating at optimal levels on 4 tracks, 23 minutes of toiling drum machine and searing, grinding axe work delivered with stare-down intensity. Precise and brutal, it's a beast of a thing, razing all-comers with the technoid militancy of 'Ringer', the industro-funk swagger of 'Dogbite', pile-driving riffs on 'Playing With Fire', and the strong blast beats and garotting tension of 'Decline & Fall'.
**First new album in three years by Ronald Lippok and Bernd Jestram** ""Adrift" contains 13 songs, four of which are instrumentals. The opening track, "The Tape", is an introduction to the sonic landscape of the album. Drum 'n' Bass in slow motion: A recurring hissing sound meets an acoustic bass and associative percussion. Tarwater roguishly refer to the acoustic bass as their "weapon of choice" and are fascinated by its elastic, vague expressiveness. The drumkit in the traditional rock format is conspicuous in its absence. Tarwater, who particularly in the British music press are happily and quite… Read more
**First new album in three years by Ronald Lippok and Bernd Jestram** ""Adrift" contains 13 songs, four of which are instrumentals. The opening track, "The Tape", is an introduction to the sonic landscape of the album. Drum 'n' Bass in slow motion: A recurring hissing sound meets an acoustic bass and associative percussion. Tarwater roguishly refer to the acoustic bass as their "weapon of choice" and are fascinated by its elastic, vague expressiveness. The drumkit in the traditional rock format is conspicuous in its absence. Tarwater, who particularly in the British music press are happily and quite f… Read more
Gorgeous, wistful kosmische and new age suite by Norm Chambers, the fella sometimes known as Jürgen Müller. Dialled in from the misty North West climes of Seattle, 'Pavilion' provides refreshingly clean, clear space for contemplation and mental drift; a warm and inviting place where time is slowed and stress is washed away. RIYL Emeralds, Iasos, Jo Johnson, Cluster.
Matthew Dear puts his Audion mask on for Kompakt. Teaming up with Troels Abrahamsen 'Dem Howl' he delivers a subtly effective big room anthem splitting the difference between posh trance and tech-house. Michael Mayer gvies a more succinct rework on the flipside, beside a moody blue instrumental version of the original.
*2LP housed in a gatefold “tip-on” jacket, Compilation and notes by Alec Palao with an exclusive new interview with Sly Stone himself and In-depth liner notes with first-hand reminiscences of the Stone Flower era from many of the participants. Features all five Stone Flower produced singles plus ten previously unissued cuts from the label archives. All tracks newly remastered from the original tapes* "In 1970, The Family Stone were at the peak of their popularity, but the maestro Sly Stone had already moved his head to a completely different space. The first ev… Read more
**180g blue vinyl with insert** "Medical Records presents a very special double A side reissue of Fullerton, CA band Null And Void. Null And Void recorded 3 albums (1980’s “Happiness And Contempt” , 1982’s “Montage Morte” and a 3rd in 2012). Both of the 1980s LPs have relatively short playtimes, so we have decided to reissue both in their entirety on each side of this reissue. Hailing from a very diverse musical scene, Null And Void forged their own sound fusing elements of new wave, post-punk, cabaret and less characterized roots. Both of the LPs have gone long ou… Read more
Pacific Rhythms make a smart start with two trax by LNRDCROY backed with a Hashman Deejay dub and new Cloudface cut. Hotly-tipped Vancouverite Lnrdcroy plays sweet with an extended version of the dawning 'Sunrise Market', which first appeared on his 'Much Less Normal' album for 1080p, rubbing up next to the Levon Vincent-alike deep house/techno stride of 'Time Zone (Mix 2)'. On the flip, Hashman Deejay smudges vocals from Young Braised deeper into a hefty square bass groove by Memory Man, and Cloudface comes with the squashed acid burn of 'Panter Bleu'.
Brendon Moeller (BM), Clay Wilson (CW) and Certain Creatures get down on three pumping modular jams for New York's Styles Upon Styles. Born of a 2 hour session in the studio/gym, 'Spectrum' travels from the rugged thump and chaotic surface disturbances of 'Spectrum 1' thru fizzing late night jackin' zones in 'Spectrum 2' and finally to the juggernaut wormhole momentum of 'Spectrum 3', cut loud and effective at 45rpm across the B-side.
Skippin', deeper garage-house from LA's Sage Caswell, backed with an overdub from the Archie Pelago Music label owners. Caswell serves three crisp, swinging grooves running from the organ-bubbling 'Luv' to the more rugged drums and spacious breakdowns of 'Amber Gloss / Making Out' and the moody drive of 'Whatever Forever'. Archie Pelago cap the session with their deft, shifty overdub of 'Buyerside', which was last heard on their RA mix.
Superb electro-acoustic jazz session from Sähkö's Puu sublabel featuring the legendary Pekka Airaksinen (piano) plus Anton Nikkilä (electronics, guitar), Ari Salonen (bass), and Samuli Tanner (drums, electronics). The mention of Mr. Airiksinen should be ringing alarm bells for anyone aware of his Sperm output or those incredible, cryptic jazz slabs of the '70s/'80s and he's still an endearing presence here, vibing out on the ivories against the skronkiest, sharpest electronics and darting rhythmic calculations. Most importantly, Modern Feelings extrapolate a fresh sensation from well… Read more
*Edition of 500 Copies, pressed on 180g clear vinyl, housed In a 350 gsm, 5 mm spine sleeve* "Limited reissue vinyl pressing of the eerie electronic score by composer Tim Krog, for the 1980 Ulli Lommel cult classic (DPP39 video nasty) The Boogey Man. Composer Tim Krog studied film scoring at UCLA and has created music for film, television, and radio but is probably best know for his work as the composer for The Boogey Man."
*All the music Bobby Beausoleil composed for the legendary Lucifer Rising soundtrack, crafted by legendary occult/avant-garde filmmaker, Kenneth Anger. Remastered recordings spanning 11 years, from the '67 recording to the Tracy Prison recordings of ’78 spread over 4 compact discs clocking in at just under 3 hours. This is the first comprehensive CD version after 3 vinyl boxset editions* "Robert Kenneth Beausoleil was born under the sign of the scorpion on November 6th, 1947 in Santa Barbara, California. Roughly translated, Beausoleil means “Beautiful Sun”and Bobby has seized… Read more
Bumpty Chi-house/disco splice job from some cat called Laurent on the Delroy Edwards-affiliated Gene's Liquor label. It's a while since we've heard this sound done so well, so gritty, with nuff verve and swerve in all the right places. The first cut's the best, full of reverse/forward edits, crispy claps and tricksy filtering to cream the crowd, whilst the other two come with mucky funk a la Shake, Sneak or Van Helden.
**Hand-stamped transparent green vinyl edition of 300** Greta Cottage Workshop's finest, Mudkid returns with two murky, psychoactive house trips. A-side is a strident late night/early morning winner swarming ghoulish voices around full sunken kicks and ricochet hi-hats to guide you thru the smoke. B-side sticks in that heady territory with skanking dub house groove and pinging metallic tones to rob your mind at 5am.
*540+ Pages, 325 Songs Discussed & Dissected, Over 350 Images and Interviews With: Ice Cube, 3rd Bass, Stetsasonic, Mantronix, Naughty By Nature, Raekwon, Mf Doom (Kmd), Dr. Octagon, Dj Jazzy Jeff, The Coup, Edo G, Lord Finesse, Mos Def & Talib Kweli, Company Flow And Dozens More* "Coleman’s latest offering presents never-before-told, behind-the-scenes histories on albums ranging from influential ‘80s masterpieces like DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper and 3rd Bass’ The Cactus Album to ‘90s classics like Ice… Read more
*LP edition of 500 copies in custom letterpressed LP jackets* "This is the second full length from Ides of Gemini, the follow up to 2012’s “Constantinople”. Old World New Wave was recorded at Valley Recording in Burbank, CA, during the first week of February 2014. It was engineered and mixed by Chris Rakestraw, who did the same for Constantinople and is often noted for his work with Danzig. The album was mastered by Grammy-winning producer Matt Hyde, renowned for his work with Slayer, among others. The artwork and design, including the striking hand-drawn cover, were executed by drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson"
*180 gram orange vinyl in a deluxe heavyweight tip-on gatefold jacket with satin coating. Includes an inserted 11” x 22” poster with artwork by Francesco Francavilla & Bonus Spooky Sound-FX Album* "This expanded double LP features over an hour of music that has been mastered for vinyl and supervised by the composer. For art duties, Waxwork brought on none other than the incredibly talented Francensco Francavilla (Afterlife With Archie, The Black Beetle). Francavilla has worked as an in-house artist for both Marvel and DC Comics, and has created the full LP packaging a… Read more
Italian techno producer SNTS returns to Horizontal Ground with a pounding, broken darkside session. Four tracks deep running from roiling steppers to nautical 4/4 navigations cloaked in the most evil 4am drones and spectral pads. Winner.
Strictly nasty pounders from repitch boss D. Carbone on Sunil Sharpe's Black Sun Records. No effing about, just getting down to business with gargantuan kicks and prickling melodies doused in salty distortion to taste
*Limited Red Vinyl pressing of this album that’s been out of print on vinyl for at least two decades, Soda Pop Rip off has been remastered by TJ Lipple* This pressing of the record has been done on red-colored vinyl and comes with a free digital download coupon for the 13 original album tracks plus the three songs from the What Kind of Monster Are You single. Formed in 1992, Slant 6 was Christina Billotte, Myra Power, and Marge Marshall. Prior to forming Slant 6, Billotte had played bass in Autoclave, who released a 7" single as a collaboration between Dischord and K Records and a post-humo… Read more
*Limited to 500 copies* "Another rare Zamrock album comes to light with the Harry Mwale Experience. The sole and lone album from the legendary figure is fully licensed, and is a blend of psychedelic rock, ethnic psychedelic (with fuzz guitar) and even some soul. Overall a very robust and strong effort with above average fidelity as compared to most Zamrock releases, and one of the more obscure and harder to find records from Zambia, as well as one of the more unique. For fans of BLO, WITCH, Salty Dog, Amanaz, The Peace, Survival and other afro rock albums "
*Includes Download Code Redeemable From The Label* "The Mattson 2 stride into a new realm of sound that blends their signature jazz soundscapes with ethereal structures and haunting splashes of improvisational raga techniques. This time around, they go deeper and darker, balancing an ebb and flow to create something truly mesmerizing, thanks in no small part to producer Thomas Campbell and the legendary John X. Volaitis (Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Phoenix). This much-anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Feeling Hands is a marvel of jazz-rock orchestration and arrangement. The droning vistas of Agar … Read more
"Led by founding member Toby Driver (Secret Chiefs 3), Kayo Dot emerged in 2002 from the ashes of Boston, MA, metal group Maudlin of the Well. Since then, Driver has led Kayo Dot through lineup changes and stylistic shifts: from traditional metal, to atmospheric, avant-garde metal; and now with their new album Coffins on Io, to the bats-in-your-belfry hard rock of Sisters of Mercy intersecting with Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, Scritti Politti and early Roxy Music. In 2013, Kayo Dot released their critically acclaimed conceptual double-album Hubardo. Undeniably experimental, but largely unclassi… Read more
*Includes Download Code Redeemable From The Label* "Hailing from New Zealand, haunting dream-pop duo French For Rabbits have been quietly building a reputation around the world for their growing collection of songs clouded in eerie instrumentation and sea-misted lyricism, courtesy of the venerable Lefse Records imprint."
*Limited edition 12” Written and recorded at Glasgow's Kinning Park Studio / Community Complex.Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* ‘Talking Shapes’ progresses the electronic and rhythmic ideas explored by the duo throughout their excellent second album (and Chemikal debut) ‘On Floating Bodies’ (2013) and its predecessor, ‘Kammerspiel’ (2011). But it is more open and freer-flowing, revoking traditional verse / chorus structures in favour of letting the duo's music and ideas develop, produce and speak for themselves. The title reflects this ethos – the T… Read more