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Thursday, 21 May

J.S. ZEITER - Pulse, MCMLXV Productions
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J.S. ZEITER

Pulse

MCMLXV Productions

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

BASIC CHANNEL / DUB TECHNO

Cat. Number: M006

**Dark blue vinyl edition of 320** Manchester's subterranean dub-techno producer dishes two strong cuts on his spiritual home, MCMLXV. Nodding to classic Basic Channel and early Convextion, 'Pulse' rides steppin' hi-hats and hypnotic bass modulations buoyed by plush pads and swirling dub chords to get lost in. 'Submerge' is a little different, stirring up something more emotional with heart-swelling/sinking pads and clipped techno-house swing for late night sessions.
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PATRICE SCOTT - Euphonium The Album, Sistrum Recordings
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PATRICE SCOTT

Euphonium The Album

Sistrum Recordings

Format_dot_vinyl2x12" // £19.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SIS-EUPH

One of Detroit's most feted producers scales up to a stellar debut LP with 'Euphonium The Album' for his Sistrum label. Since 2006, Patrice Scott's productions have staked out a true skool Detroit house sound deeply inspired by the originators - Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Larry Heard, Ron Hardy - yet subtly distinguished by a subtle, soulful watermark all of his own. With 'Euphonium The Album' he explores that aesthetic over nine tracks of raw yet sophisticated house music, anchoring astral synth licks and gorgeous pads with purring and driving grooves between the spine-tingling lau… Read more
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PATRICE SCOTT - Euphonium The Album, Sistrum Recordings
BASS CLEF - Hummingblurs, Rudimentary Records
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BASS CLEF

Hummingblurs

Rudimentary Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: RR12003

Bass Clef does his bright and melodic modular dance thing for Belfast's Rudimentary Records. 'Humming Blurs' sprawls the A-side with chiming, avian synth tones ruffled by stuttered and collapsing techno-dubbed drum chicanery for the IDM sweetboys and girls.On the other side, 'Chanson Du Ricochet' charges up a freakish, sputtering sort of alien techno deviation wrapped in shredded ribbons of salty modular scree and amorphous noise.
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THE GERMS - Forming, Superior Viaduct
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THE GERMS

Forming

Superior Viaduct

Format_dot_vinyl7" // £9.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: SV079

**Green Translucent Vinyl, Includes lyric sheet insert** "The Germs' debut 45 is often cited as the first true Los Angeles punk record. "Forming," the first song written by Darby Crash and crudely recorded in guitarist Pat Smear's parents' garage, captures the band's cultish allure and crushing lack of musicianship. The B-side track, "Sex Boy," was recorded live on the set of Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke. As Claude Bessy gushes in Slash magazine in 1977,The Germs are "beyond music ... mind-boggling ... inexplicably brilliant in bringing monotony to new heights.""
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HAUNTOLOGISTS - Hauntologists, HAUNTOLOGISTS
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HAUNTOLOGISTS

Hauntologists

HAUNTOLOGISTS

Format_dot_vinylLP // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: HAUNTOLOGISTSLP1

**Includes digital download code with bonus material redeemable from the label** Jay Ahern (Cheap And Deep) and Stefan Schneider (To Rococo Rot) a.k.a Hauntologists deliver their debut full-length as The Hauntologists after five EP'. They form a microcosmos of massive, pulsing bass objects orbited by planetary percussions and filigree dust clouds, or, in other words, haughty minimal techno for the best Berlin darkrooms.
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DJ APE (VESSEL) - Abba: Gimme! Gimme! Gabba!, Fuck Punk

DJ APE (VESSEL)

Abba: Gimme! Gimme! Gabba!

Fuck Punk

Format_dot_cdCD // £3.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: FUCKPUNK2K15RSD-CD

Vessel a.k.a. DJ Ape does a V/Vm on Abba with the official F**kPunk remix of 'Gimme! Gimme! Gabba!'. Initially intended to coincide with RSD '15, but the plants were simply too clogged up with cack so F**kPunk did it the old fashioned way, slashing and burning ten minutes of timeless, gormless crass onto vinyl imitation CDrs by hand, one at a time, click by click. Sleeved in a 7" poly vinyl sleeve and housed in artwork nodding to the original V/Vm aesthetic, it's a stinker of a release, featuring the hirsute, tinfoil-clad troupe wounded with the kind of piss-grabbing free-party gabber assault not heard since those Pyongyang Hardcore Resistance outings.
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DJ APE (VESSEL) - Abba: Gimme! Gimme! Gabba!, Fuck Punk
NIAGARA - Mustor, FTD
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NIAGARA

Mustor

FTD

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FTD002

Fresh outta Portugal, two slices of wave-riding psy-house from Niagara. Scuffed and tuff grooves are softened-up and spaced-out with super wide dub processing, wrapping lissom guitar lines, clangourous church bells and bestial noises to steppin' kicks and pinging synth in 'Falcão' or shaking out hash-infused psychedelic guitar licks and gritty, shuffling percussion on the solid bass drum ballast of 'Mustor'. Vibes.
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TYONDAI BRAXTON - Hive1, NONESUCH
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TYONDAI BRAXTON

Hive1

NONESUCH

Format_dot_vinylLP // £19.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: 0075597952308

'Hive1' is the engrossing development of Tyondai Braxton's collaborative work first conceived for live performance in 2013. Sounding out remarkably close to the extreme psychoacoustics of Florian Hecker and modular tangles of Charles Cohen, 'Hive1' 'fesses eight tracks grown from the seeds of Hive's ensemble shows spanning their debut at New York's Guggenheim Museum in 2013 and successive events in The Sydney Opera House and London's Barbican. It's cleanly thwarted our presumptions at the very least, moving light years on from his former role in Battles to encompass a much wider yet focussed s… Read more
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TYONDAI BRAXTON - Hive1, NONESUCH
DANY F - Wouhau, Cómeme
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DANY F

Wouhau

Cómeme

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: COMEME029

Dany F makes his debut solo vinyl flight with four ruddy, spiked grooves for Cómeme in the 'Wouhau' EP. A regular on the label's numerous compilations, Dany steps up with neatly functional spins on timeless templates, from the mystic Mayan flutes mixed with Chicago house ballast in 'Magia', to trippier acid invocation 'Monitos de la Selva' and the dark-to-light journey of 'Wouhau', always with an sharp cut but subtle latin shimmy.
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WARLOCK - Seventeen Camels EP, Kick + Clap

WARLOCK

Seventeen Camels EP

Kick + Clap

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: BEC5156056

**Limited to 300 copies** Rudimentary rave tools from London scene survivor, Jason Warlock. Stepping out with the frisky flex of 'Seventeen Camels', it twists between raw, electroid rhythmelodies in 'Block 7' to the whirring hi-hats and pinging cowbells of 'Peckham Heights' and a brooding closer, 'As You Were'.
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BOOT & TAX - Boot & Tax, Optimo Music
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BOOT & TAX

Boot & Tax

Optimo Music

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £16.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: OM04LP

**Gatefold 2LP with whacked-out artwork** Seductive dancefloor alchemy from Optimo's Italian duo, Claudio Brioschi and Cristian Croce a.k.a. Boot & Tax. Cross-pollinating traces of Afro-beat, dub and European synth music for the good of the dancefloor, as exemplified in the skanking steppers lilt and wiggle of opener 'Good Fela', essentially this is a modern iteration of the Italian cosmic disco genre coined by Danielle Baldelli and Beppe Loda in the '70s/'80s. It's super-easy going and timelessly infectious (even JD Twitch's 80 year old step-mother has been rinsing it), weaving elements of spaghe… Read more
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BOOT & TAX - Boot & Tax, Optimo Music
TENDER PREY - Organ Calzone, Finders Keepers Records
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TENDER PREY

Organ Calzone

Finders Keepers Records

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £9.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: 022EGGS

"The latest long playing release to emerge from Jane Weaver’s fertile Bird Records (via Finders Keepers) comes from tantrum-pop super hero and long-term spar Tender Prey – personally known amongst Cardiff watering holes and DIY studios as Laura Bryon or Le B. This long anticipated feature-length offering entitled Organ Calzone captures the inimitable drummy saccharine tinged pow-wow punk heard at her celebrated live shows (including repeat invites to Festival No 6 and Green Man) thanks to the recordings skills of Steven “Sweet Baboo” Black and the unanimous gushing encouragement of vir… Read more
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TENDER PREY - Organ Calzone, Finders Keepers Records
VUURWERK FEAT. CLIMB X - Grip, Lo Recordings

VUURWERK FEAT. CLIMB X

Grip

Lo Recordings

Format_dot_vinyl10" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: RTS2

**Translucent turquoise 10". Includes a deft and moody House of Black Lanterns remix.**
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VARIOUS - Saved and Sanctified: Songs of the Jade Label, Numero Group
"Saved & Sanctified: Songs of the Jade Label The rawest, DIY gospel ever resurrected. The West Side of Chicago was just an annex of the deep rural South for Gene Autry Cash and his flock of recent Old Dominion transplants looking to cut their fiery, unadorned sounds indelibly to plastic. His Jade label absorbed those God-fearing artists: family bands with wailing kids and barely amateur groups sourced from local parishes, infused with reverberations of country and western and deep soul. Glinting authenticity shines from every track like a diamond in the unpolished rough—each group completely convinced that salvation comes through song."
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VARIOUS - Saved and Sanctified: Songs of the Jade Label, Numero Group
SUBMERSE - Stay Home, PROJECT MOONCIRCLE
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SUBMERSE

Stay Home

PROJECT MOONCIRCLE

Format_dot_vinylLP // £12.99

JUNGLE / FOOTWORK

Cat. Number: PMC141

**Submerse bruks out and footworks at his lofty apartment in Tokyo** "Taking in the smooth silky feeling and textures of 90’s Slow Jams and R&B music videos, ‘Stay Home’ converts these into submerse’s unique style of beats. Aiming to work as the soundtrack to urban scenes of life, whether you’re roaming the city streets at night or by just staying home and capturing these moments from a window. ‘Stay Home’ also ventures into footwork rhythms on a few occasions. While his first EP’s and his recently released debut album ‘Slow Waves’ dealt with nostalgia and exploring the city life of Tokyo, submerse has finally found a place to stay and call home."
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SUBMERSE - Stay Home, PROJECT MOONCIRCLE
DENIRO - The Penal Colony, Tape Records Amsterdam
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DENIRO

The Penal Colony

Tape Records Amsterdam

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: TAPE009

**Housed in silk-screened sleeve**
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MAK & PASTEMAN - Do 4 Me, LOBSTER BOY
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MAK & PASTEMAN

Do 4 Me

LOBSTER BOY

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: LOB011

Banging UK house jaxx for Lobster Boy's consistently ace imprint. 'Do 4 Me; rolls out on a darkside flex with brooding Reese-style bass buoying belting diva stabs and raw-but-slinky house drums. 'Blue Suede' is more bittersweet, percolating Chicago-meets-London drums with blue vocal signature and an alkaline synth tang.
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TOM DIABO - Dark Star, Captured Tracks

TOM DIABO

Dark Star

Captured Tracks

Format_dot_vinylLP + 7" // £17.49

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: BD003LP

"Tom Diabo was late-70s/early80s post-punk musician from Wuppertal, Germany. He played in several bands, most notably Western Force and X 112 For Dancing, and also curated a series of legendary local cassettes called "Talfahrt". Diabo passed away from cancer in 1988 shortly after his 30th birthday. He left behind a cache of home-recorded songs that eventually came out posthumously as an LP called "Dark Star" that same year."
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WAIPOD PETCHSUPHAN / THE SUPER RANAT BAND - Ding Ding Dong, PARADISE BANGKOK
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WAIPOD PETCHSUPHAN / THE SUPER RANAT BAND

Ding Ding Dong

PARADISE BANGKOK

Format_dot_vinyl7" // £6.99

WORLD

Cat. Number: PB008

**Housed in hand-stitched and stamped sleeve** Maft Sai & Chris Menist pluck out another pair of scorching, original Thai funk zingers for the latest Paradise Bangkok. Up top, Waipod Petchsuphan's tuff-but-playful take on the novelty song from Italian sex comedy, 'When Men Carried Clubs and Women Played Ding-Dong', set to louche, Ethio-style horns and loose, rough R&B drums. Down below, the unknown Super Ranat Band's wiggly, clattering cover version of 'A-Bi-Ni-Ba' cut from a library LP, full of skittish xylophone riffs, searing organ and darting breakbeats bound to set the 'floor alight.
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WAIPOD PETCHSUPHAN / THE SUPER RANAT BAND - Ding Ding Dong, PARADISE BANGKOK
OISEAUX-TEMPêTE - Ütopiya?, Sub Rosa

OISEAUX-TEMPêTE

Ütopiya?

Sub Rosa

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £17.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SRV396

"Oiseaux-Tempête return with "Ütopiya?" - and travels move to Istanbul and Sicily. While the structures still hint at moments of post-rock, they go further now, almost into the area of free-jazz yet without loosing a directness rooted in punk (highlighted perhaps by the presence of G.W.Sok from The Ex). In addition, the bass clarinet of Gareth Davis references both the roughest of experiments of Akosh Szelevényi and of The Stooges Fun House. File under Experimental, Stoner, Post-Rock, Ambient, Free Music."
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OISEAUX-TEMPêTE - Ütopiya?, Sub Rosa

OISEAUX-TEMPêTE

Ütopiya?

Sub Rosa

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SR396

"Oiseaux-Tempête return with "Ütopiya?" - and travels move to Istanbul and Sicily. While the structures still hint at moments of post-rock, they go further now, almost into the area of free-jazz yet without loosing a directness rooted in punk (highlighted perhaps by the presence of G.W.Sok from The Ex). In addition, the bass clarinet of Gareth Davis references both the roughest of experiments of Akosh Szelevényi and of The Stooges Fun House. File under Experimental, Stoner, Post-Rock, Ambient, Free Music."
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DEVO - Miracle Witness Hour: Live In Ohio 1977 (Coloured Vinyl), Futurismo
*Limited Edition 180g Vinyl Pressing on coloured Vinyl. Includes free download, insert + rare photos.* "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 intimate unrelea… Read more
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DEVO - Miracle Witness Hour: Live In Ohio 1977 (Coloured Vinyl), Futurismo
PIERRE'S PFANTASY CLUB - G.T.B. (Got the Bug) [Remastered], Trax Records
**Early, lesser known ace from DJ Pierre** Features the eternally futuristic warehouse banger, 'G.T.B' in three version - the original with its choppy vocal coda and brain-bending acid tweaks; a pumpin dub, and instrumental.
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LEROY "ACE" MILLER - Hook Me, PEOPLES POTENTIAL UNLIMITED

LEROY "ACE" MILLER

Hook Me

PEOPLES POTENTIAL UNLIMITED

Format_dot_vinyl7" // £6.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: PPU065

Review to follow shortly…
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FRAK - Realismo , BORFT RECORDS

FRAK

Realismo

BORFT RECORDS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £10.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: BORFT125

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EDUARDO DE LA CALLE - The Sequoia Symposium EP , Nonplus Records

EDUARDO DE LA CALLE

The Sequoia Symposium EP

Nonplus Records

Format_dot_vinyl2x12" // £13.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: NONPLUS027

Review to follow shortly…
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Tuesday, 19 May

VARIOUS / 14 TRACKS - 14 tracks: Dark Disco Jag, Boomkat / 14 Tracks

VARIOUS / 14 TRACKS

14 tracks: Dark Disco Jag

Boomkat / 14 Tracks

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £6.86

14 TRACKS COMPILATIONS

Cat. Number: bundle_337

Taking cues from the long shadow of the mid '80s, this selection circles original European new wave disco styles and their modern antecedents. We're talking slower, sleazier and darker grooves like Liaisons Dangereuses' 'Aperitif de la Mort' or Lena Platonos' 'Shadows Of Blood beauty, right thru to Lena Willikens with the narcotic deliquescence of 'Nilpferd' or the brooding swagger of INIT's 'Talking About Talking' beauty for Hivern Discs. We've included a couple of old gems you would likely find at the AB in Brussels circa '86, namely Executive Slacks' 'So Mote It be'… Read more
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VARIOUS / 14 TRACKS - 14 tracks: Dark Disco Jag, Boomkat / 14 Tracks
WYWY BRIX - Clear Licorice, 1080p

WYWY BRIX

Clear Licorice

1080p

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £6.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £7.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: 1080P46

"Existential P-Funk and techno experiments from Wellington, New Zealand from Wywy Brix, a producer who took up synth and piano after a long and classically DIY stint with his experimental percussion project “Cartoon”. Ending up somewhere between Miharu Koshi and Omar S on his debut electronic release, Wywy Brix steps into dance music as a vehicle for somatic/catharsis/release/healing. “Clear Licorice” uses emotional melodies and repetition to sit on feelings and move the body for a wonky, acid-y take on spirituality stoked on swinging rhythms, romantic vibes and jazz chords. The specifi… Read more
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WYWY BRIX - Clear Licorice, 1080p

Monday, 18 May

SPIRIT - UN004, Inneractive Music

SPIRIT

UN004

Inneractive Music

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £1.70
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £2.10

JUNGLE / FOOTWORK

Cat. Number: UN004

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EKOPLEKZ - Reflekzionz, Planet Mu
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EKOPLEKZ

Reflekzionz

Planet Mu

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £6.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £7.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: 5055300382955

Nick Edwards a.k.a. Ekoplekz explicitly pays homage to his formative influences with 'Reflekzionz' - kosmisch electronics and '90s electronica - on his 3rd LP for Planet Mu. Radiophonics references are swapped for a reverie of early AFX, Autechre and Wolfgang Voigt, among others, filtered thru his grubby dub lense to slot grittily with his previous. And, rather than bleached out tones, 'Reflekzionz' is fringed with a faded colour scheme psychedelically reflected in Zeke Clough's dreamlike sleeve artwork, creating a sort of false-memory implant aesthetic that frames his sound like a polaroid recollection of the originals.
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EKOPLEKZ - Reflekzionz, Planet Mu