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Thursday, 20 November

SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA - Alium, Counter Records
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SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA

Alium

Counter Records

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £17.99

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: COUNT053

*2LP on 180g heavyweight vinyl* "Submotion Orchestra return with ‘Alium’, their first album for Counter Records. Since forming in Leeds in 2009 Submotion Orchestra have released two albums, ‘Finest Hour’ and ‘Fragments’. The 7 piece band’s fusion of bass heavy electronica, jazz, soul and much more besides has made them a favourite of the likes of Gilles Peterson, Trevor Nelson and Jo Whiley amongst others.”
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SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA - Alium, Counter Records

SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA

Alium

Counter Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: COUNTCD053

*CD digisleeve with card wallet and 8 page booklet* "Submotion Orchestra return with ‘Alium’, their first album for Counter Records. Since forming in Leeds in 2009 Submotion Orchestra have released two albums, ‘Finest Hour’ and ‘Fragments’. The 7 piece band’s fusion of bass heavy electronica, jazz, soul and much more besides has made them a favourite of the likes of Gilles Peterson, Trevor Nelson and Jo Whiley amongst others."
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VARIOUS - Funky Chicken: Belgian Grooves From The 70s (Pt. 1), SDBAN
*Volume One compiling Obscure Belgian dance tracks and library recordings from the 70's and 80's* "Nowhere in the world will you find a record store with a dedicated section Belgian grooves. There’s not even a record called Belgian grooves. And you won’t find them on Discogs either. So what are they? Novelty? A nifty marketing scheme? Maybe you should try “discovery”; Belgian grooves is a new collective term for the best dance tracks from the beginning of the 70s. Two thirds of the songs on this compilation were made by talented hired hands, who got their payc… Read more
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VARIOUS - Funky Chicken: Belgian Grooves From The 70s (Pt. 1), SDBAN
VARIOUS - Funky Chicken: Belgian Grooves From The 70s (Pt. 2), SDBAN
*Volume Two compiling Obscure Belgian dance tracks and library recordings from the 70's and 80's* "Nowhere in the world will you find a record store with a dedicated section Belgian grooves. There’s not even a record called Belgian grooves. And you won’t find them on Discogs either. So what are they? Novelty? A nifty marketing scheme? Maybe you should try “discovery”; Belgian grooves is a new collective term for the best dance tracks from the beginning of the 70s. Two thirds of the songs on this compilation were made by talented hired hands, who got their payc… Read more
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VARIOUS - Funky Chicken: Belgian Grooves From The 70s (Pt. 2), SDBAN
VARIOUS - Funky Chicken: Belgian Grooves From The 70s, SDBAN
*Obscure Belgian dance tracks and library recordings from the 70's and 80's packaged in a Deluxe Hard Cover 2CD With 36 Page Booklet* "Nowhere in the world will you find a record store with a dedicated section Belgian grooves. There’s not even a record called Belgian grooves. And you won’t find them on Discogs either. So what are they? Novelty? A nifty marketing scheme? Maybe you should try “discovery”; Belgian grooves is a new collective term for the best dance tracks from the beginning of the 70s. Two thirds of the songs on this compilation were made by talented hi… Read more
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VARIOUS - Funky Chicken: Belgian Grooves From The 70s, SDBAN
THE GREG FOAT GROUP - Live at the Playboy Club, London, Jazzman
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The Greg Foat Group are currently the resident band at the Playboy Club, located in Mayfair, London. Earlier this year a couple of nights were recorded for Jazzman, and the results are here for all to enjoy. Recorded live and direct onto 1" analogue tape the album captures the energy and atmosphere of the group at their regular gig. Awash with library-esque soundtrack-themed jazz grooves with a modal edge, jazz has never been so much fun! This is the 3rd album by the Greg Foat Group on Jazzman, and is the first album to be recorded live at the Playboy Club for over 40 years.
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THE GREG FOAT GROUP - Live at the Playboy Club, London, Jazzman
THE GREG FOAT GROUP - Live at the Playboy Club, London, Jazzman
The Greg Foat Group are currently the resident band at the Playboy Club, located in Mayfair, London. Earlier this year a couple of nights were recorded for Jazzman, and the results are here for all to enjoy. Recorded live and direct onto 1" analogue tape the album captures the energy and atmosphere of the group at their regular gig. Awash with library-esque soundtrack-themed jazz grooves with a modal edge, jazz has never been so much fun! This is the 3rd album by the Greg Foat Group on Jazzman, and is the first album to be recorded live at the Playboy Club for over 40 years.
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THE GREG FOAT GROUP - Live at the Playboy Club, London, Jazzman
GALA DROP - II, Golf Channel Recordings

GALA DROP

II

Golf Channel Recordings

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: CHANNEL52LP

"Though the influence of Detroit musically still reverberates the world over, the Portuguese capital of Lisbon isn’t high on the list of places that you’d twin with the Motown, punk and techno-pioneering former American industrial powerhouse. To listen to II though, the new album on New York label Golf Channel Recordings by Portuguese collective Gala Drop, is to unearth a spiritual link across the Atlantic hitherto undiscovered. Their first full-length record in six years, and their first release since 2012’s Pitchfork-lauded Broda 12” – a split with Ben Chasny from former tour mates Six Organs of Admi… Read more
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GALA DROP - II, Golf Channel Recordings
VARIOUS - Austerity Cuts (Vol. 1), AUSTERE RECORDINGS
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VARIOUS

Austerity Cuts (Vol. 1)

AUSTERE RECORDINGS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: AUS007

"Featuring four varied cuts ranging from techno tinged house to bass heavy beatdown. Life Recorder kicks things off in his own unique style while Arnheim delivers a mature sounding jazzy House number. Gradul Lashton takes things back into house territory with an infectious 303 groove, and Fat Dog drops the tempo and the bottom end to finish."
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FAUST - JUST US, Bureau B
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FAUST

JUST US

Bureau B

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: BB182

“Just Us” is the new album from legendary Hamburg band Faust. Founder members Jean-Hervé Peron and Zappi Diermaier have laid down twelve musical foundations which are intrinsically typical of Faust in their own right, yet offer enough space for completely different works to develop. Which is exactly what they hope will happen. Whilst Diermaier largely remains true to his habitual handiwork—drums and percussion—Peron, as we might expect, incorporates all manner of unusual sonic sources alongside his bass, various string instruments and piano, even using a sewing machine as a metronome. Tracks like “nur n… Read more
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FAUST - JUST US, Bureau B
FAUST - JUST US, Bureau B
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FAUST

JUST US

Bureau B

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: BB182LP

“Just Us” is the new album from legendary Hamburg band Faust. Founder members Jean-Hervé Peron and Zappi Diermaier have laid down twelve musical foundations which are intrinsically typical of Faust in their own right, yet offer enough space for completely different works to develop. Which is exactly what they hope will happen. Whilst Diermaier largely remains true to his habitual handiwork—drums and percussion—Peron, as we might expect, incorporates all manner of unusual sonic sources alongside his bass, various string instruments and piano, even using a sewing machine as a metronome. Tracks like “nur… Read more
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FAUST - JUST US, Bureau B
FATHER YOD & THE SPIRIT OF ’'76 - Kohoutek, Drag City
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FATHER YOD & THE SPIRIT OF ’'76

Kohoutek

Drag City

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DC601

"Now that the story of The Source Family is out there, as the subject of an acclaimed book and documentary film (as well as an ongoing series of rare, never-before-released recordings), it’s time to turn the focus back on the records that made this whole thing a story in the first place. In the 1990s, it was a revelation to discover that there was a series of records made by a hippie cult led by a big Santa Claus-looking guy named Father Yod. It was of further interest that these records weren’t simple, predictable light-rock recitals about Jesus. Instead, they were darkly psych… Read more
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FATHER YOD & THE SPIRIT OF ’'76 - Kohoutek, Drag City
YA HO WA 13 - Savage Sons of Ya Ho Wa, Drag City
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YA HO WA 13

Savage Sons of Ya Ho Wa

Drag City

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DC602

"Now that the story of The Source Family is out there, as the subject of an acclaimed book and documentary film (as well as an ongoing series of rare, never-before-released recordings), it’s time to turn the focus back on the records that made this whole thing a story in the first place. In the 1990s, it was a revelation to discover that there was a series of records made by a hippie cult led by a big Santa Claus-looking guy named Father Yod. It was of further interest that these records weren’t simple, predictable light-rock recitals about Jesus. Instead, they were darkly psyche… Read more
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YA HO WA 13 - Savage Sons of Ya Ho Wa, Drag City
SHAMBOK FEAT. DAVID SION - Waiting For The Heaven, ITALIAN RECORDS

SHAMBOK FEAT. DAVID SION

Waiting For The Heaven

ITALIAN RECORDS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: EXIT0005

Another cult Italo classic resurrected by Italian Records! Written and produced by Ricky Persi and Stefano Previsti, vocals by Australian singer David Sion, while Dutch duo Shambok provide updated versions.
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VARIOUS - Bay Area Retrograde (BART) (Vol. 1 & 2), Dark Entries Records
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VARIOUS

Bay Area Retrograde (BART) (Vol. 1 & 2)

Dark Entries Records

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: DE075CD

"Bay Area Retrograde (BART)' compiles both Dark Entries’ compilations of underground music from San Francisco (and the greater Bay Area) made between 1978-1983. Towards the end of the 70s, San Francisco’s experimental music scene clashed with the aftermath of punk and gave birth to a vibrant underground. By the early to mid 80s the DIY music scene of the Bay Area was a hotbed for experimental and quirky new wave, post punk, and synthpop, quite similar to New York’s No Wave scene and Berlin’s Neue Deutsche Welle. This compilation connects the (transit) lines between these varie… Read more
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VARIOUS - Bay Area Retrograde (BART) (Vol. 1 & 2), Dark Entries Records
DEVO - Miracle Witness Hour: Live In Ohio 1977, Futurismo
*Die-cut Digipak containing a second sleeve housing rare images as well as brand new liner notes by Devo founding member Gerald Casale* "Spuds rejoice, for the Miracle Witness Hour is at hand! In 1977 DEVO played an intimate show to an eager handful at biker bar turned total dive The Eagle Street Saloon in Cleveland, Ohio. Unbeknown to those canny onlookers, they were to testify to the healing power of DEVO! But what of us now? Beautiful mutants fear not, FUTURISMO are here to rectify your late party syndrome. Televised through the antennas of time we give you DEVOs’ most i… Read more
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DEVO - Miracle Witness Hour: Live In Ohio 1977, Futurismo
VARIOUS - Hi Records: The Soul Years, Fat Possum
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VARIOUS

Hi Records: The Soul Years

Fat Possum

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DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: FP14832

"Hi Records was founded in 1957 by a group of partners that included former Sun rockabilly artist Ray Harris and two other Sun alumni, Bill Cantrell and Quinton Claunch. The company would become identified with hit instrumental records from the likes of Elvis’ former bassist Bill Black’s Combo and saxophonist Ace Cannon. After a period recording and producing for Memphis’ Home Of The Blues label, Willie Mitchell hooked up with Hi Records. Mitchell’s band would back Black and Cannon, and he began turning out a series of soulful singles and albums of his own, starting with 1962’s ‘The … Read more
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VARIOUS - Hi Records: The Soul Years, Fat Possum
VARIOUS - BLNDTRIPP.4, Blind Jacks Journey
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VARIOUS

BLNDTRIPP.4

Blind Jacks Journey

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: BLNDTRIPP4

**Hand stamped Pale Green Vinyl** "Blind Jacks take us on another Tripp, not just any tripp. A collectable series of musical journeys and dreams. This journey begins in the Fontainebleu Forest of Paris and on to Nőtincs via the Hungarian hills of Börzsöny concluding in the secretive depths of Coed Y Quad. Vinyl purchase allows you access to rare secret digital tracks from each artist also."
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STEVE GUNN - Boerum Palace, Three Lobed Recordings
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STEVE GUNN

Boerum Palace

Three Lobed Recordings

Format_dot_vinylLP // £17.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: TLR-054

*Purple/White Vinyl, includes a download code redeemable from the label* "Boerum Palace is Steve Gunn’s second album, originally released in 2009. The album starts off with a headlong rush into the hypnotic “Mr. Franklin”. Gunn’s fluid playing style, especially as portrayed within this track, provides ample space for the development of infectious musical themes. The track ends in a dextrous duel between Gunn’s guitar and guest Marc Orleans’ (of D. Charles Speer & the Helix, Sunburned Hand of the Man) vicious pedal steel. The album mixes Gunn’s long-form blues / raga / psych explorations… Read more
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STEVE GUNN - Boerum Palace, Three Lobed Recordings
THE INVISIBLE HANDS - Teslam, Abduction

THE INVISIBLE HANDS

Teslam

Abduction

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

WORLD

Cat. Number: ABDT054CD

"The Invisible Hands is a transcontinental collaboration between Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls) and four stellar young musicians from Cairo, Egypt: Cherif El Masri, Aya Hemeda (both formerly of the popular Egyptian group Eskenderella), Adham Zidan and Magued Nagati. On Teslam, The Invisible Hands expand the already panoramic range of their eponymous debut LP with a haunting set of melodic, impeccably crafted songs whose vintage psych/hard-rock edge conjures up early Alice Cooper almost as often as it recalls Sun City Girls and 20th-century icons like Ennio Morricone and Serge G… Read more
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THE INVISIBLE HANDS - Teslam, Abduction

Wednesday, 19 November

VARIOUS / 14 TRACKS - 14 tracks: Hardwave vol. II, Boomkat / 14 Tracks

VARIOUS / 14 TRACKS

14 tracks: Hardwave vol. II

Boomkat / 14 Tracks

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £6.86

14 TRACKS COMPILATIONS

Cat. Number: bundle_319

Diving back into our rudest folder for a razz around radge-packet techno and punk styles from a motley bunch. Powell boots off first with a sneaky twist on Nico Jaar aka Ancient Astronaut beside a highly-sprung JD Twitch edit of Philipp Gorbachev. There follows a cut from Cured Pink's shocking debut for Another Dark Age plus a chewy number from the Ugandan Methods (Regis & Ancient Methods) and Prurient hook-up, and a militant Adam X pounder, 'Irreformable'. There's a bomb from Sleaford Mods in 'Tweet Tweet Tweet', and a swaggering Diagonal gem off a new album from The… Read more
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VARIOUS / 14 TRACKS - 14 tracks: Hardwave vol. II, Boomkat / 14 Tracks

Tuesday, 18 November

HEADLOCK - All Over, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

HEADLOCK

All Over

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SCIFI009

Review to follow shortly…
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GIRAFFAGE - No Reason, Fool's Gold Records

GIRAFFAGE

No Reason

Fool's Gold Records

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: FGR111

Review to follow shortly…
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Monday, 17 November

OL - Scape Border EP, Meda Fury
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OL

Scape Border EP

Meda Fury

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DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: MF1403D

Dopest deep house/boogie electronics from Russian producer OL on the R&S-affiliated Meda Fury label. After exhibiting some canny chops with his 7" for Faces Records and a string of 12" singles for Error Broadcast, the 'Scape Border' EP is arguably his highest profile release to date, and also his slickest. It's still got all the adroit touches we praised in his earlier work, but the vibe is bluer, smokier, cooler. DJs need to check for the itchy, scratchy funk of 'Lum Edit', the percolating Chicagoisms of 'Myxa', and the scuffed deep house filter treatments of 'Podumay', whilst home-listening… Read more
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OL - Scape Border EP, Meda Fury
TCF - 415C47197F78E8..., Liberation Technologies
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TCF

415C47197F78E8...

Liberation Technologies

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ILTECH008

Lars T C F Holdhus follows one of the very best releases of the new millenium so far, the 'Untitled' tape for YYAA, with another cryptic future-shock, his 1st for Liberation Technologies. Continuing a trajectory away from the calculated dance mash-ups of his now-defunct Cracksmurf alias, this project and mini-album is based on a whole other algorithmic strategy, rendering densely coded formulae into utterly mind-boggling and synaesthetically affective compositions. Once you've heard his music and done a little research into his academic background and visual practice - he studied at Frankfurt… Read more
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TCF - 415C47197F78E8..., Liberation Technologies
CONRAD SCHNITZLER - Gelb, Bureau B
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CONRAD SCHNITZLER

Gelb

Bureau B

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: BB196

Gelb appeared in 1981, but contained recordings from the year 1974, originally released in a limited run on cassette ("The Black Cassette"). The chronology of Schnitzler's solo releases in the 1970s-and even more so in the 80s-resembles a book with seven seals. Schnitzler regularly issued his music on analogue cassette or LP, often on his own as "private releases", without any help from a label or professional distributor. Gelb, for example, was issued on vinyl in 1981 by a private press run by an art gallery - Edition Block. The album is subtitled "12 pieces from the year 1974", pointing… Read more
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CONRAD SCHNITZLER - Gelb, Bureau B
MACHINEDRUM - Vapor City Archives, Ninja Tune
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MACHINEDRUM

Vapor City Archives

Ninja Tune

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JUNGLE / FOOTWORK

Cat. Number: ZENDNL215

Machinedrum brings the 'Vapor City' epoch to a close with this final chapter of 'Vapour City Archives'. Over the last 12 months he's animated a rich sonic fiction informed by psychogeography, Afro-futurism and and new technology over the course of an album, a string of 12"'s and via his subscription series. The hyperstitious results have marked him as a producer apart from the pack thanks to his mercurial meld of footwork, jungle, hip hop and electronica with etheric soul vocals that caught the attention of a lot of listeners looking for a sort of colourful romance and discipline… Read more
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MACHINEDRUM - Vapor City Archives, Ninja Tune
LOSCIL - Sea Island, Kranky
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LOSCIL

Sea Island

Kranky

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: krank191

With the beautifully introspective 'Sea Island' Loscil taps back into that vein of Kranky ambient loveliness he's owned for more than a decade since his 'Triple Point' (2001) classic. Shaping a misty bridge between dub techno and ambient music proper, his music has long stood out from the crowd for his ability to effortlessly sidestep cliche in a genre swamped by folk happy to infinitely regurgitate the same patterns and pads. And 'Sea Island' shows no sign of that considered approach abating. It makes a marked step towards letting that dub techno bridge evaporate into the background as he ado… Read more
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LOSCIL - Sea Island, Kranky
OM UNIT - Inversion, METALHEADZ
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OM UNIT

Inversion

METALHEADZ

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JUNGLE / FOOTWORK

Cat. Number: METACD005

Om Unit cracks the glass on Goldie's DAT archive to present 'Inversion', his stunning follow-up to debut album 'Threads'. It's a Metalheadz album from nose to tail, chasing echoes of the label's past to reflect their present position, repping for new mutations of jungle, halfstep D&B and footwork with a timeless, atmospheric soul. There's gotta be few producers that Goldie would allow into his DAT and samples archive - we're imagining a massive oak chest embossed with lions and a Metalheadz logo - but Om Unit is clearly one of them and coolly lives up to the task, combinging his own sounds wit… Read more
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OM UNIT - Inversion, METALHEADZ
AKKORD / VATICAN SHADOW/ HAXAN CLOAK - HTH030, Houndstooth
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AKKORD / VATICAN SHADOW/ HAXAN CLOAK

HTH030

Houndstooth

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HTH030D

Akkord's 'HTH020' 12" undergoes exceptional transformations at the hands of The Haxan Cloak and Vatican Shadow for Houndstooth. It's arguably a pinnacle of the label's sustained attack since emerging in 2013, due in large part to The Haxan Cloak's shocking render of 'HTH020'. In the course of nearly eleven minutes, the original is hard-panned for gold, sweeping from stereo-strafing concrète dynamics into a staggering display of head-compressing delays and chest-bursting post-rock/metal dynamics over a series of concatenated peaks and noisy harmonic eruptions with an elas… Read more
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AKKORD / VATICAN SHADOW/ HAXAN CLOAK - HTH030, Houndstooth