Monday, 23 March
One of the highlights from Tricky's 'Adrian Thaws' album, backed with new vocal version featuring Mallu Magalhães. While it's one of the album's lushest pieces, the vibes are typically skunked-out and prone to schizoid tics, playing a sweet tension between electro pulses, warmest chords and the breathy voices, with unpredictable swerves into a haunted dancehall.
**Ritualistic amp worship and tumbling psych rock from members of Oneida and Sightings** "As People of the North, Oneida vets Bobby Matador (organ) and Kid Millions (drums) create cosmic improvised music performed with the intensity of a rock band. Their music is loud and distorted, anarchic to its core and imbued with a devotional spirit. The band’s new album,Era of Manifestations, is its most intense statement of purpose, and documents their impressive tonal and rhythmic interplay. The music oscillates between passages of extreme discord and stretches of seemingly spo… Read more
"The successor to Ska, Rock Steady first came into being during the long hot summer of 1966 and reigned supreme in Jamaica for two glorious years before finally being superseded by Reggae. This set highlights many of the biggest hits from the golden age of the Rock Steady years, with every track featured a major Jamaican hit from the period. Includes The Maytals, Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley & The Wailers amongst many more."
Thursday, 19 March
**Exclusive Hand-numbered edition of 150 with A3 poster, an incredible suite of analog drum machine pop arrangements and tape experiments from the mid 80's** Ecstatic resuscitate Daniele Ciullini's "sonic polaroids" of odder '80s pop, drone and drum machine workouts in the detached dimensions of 'Domestic Exile - Collected Works 82-86'. Compiling the Florentine artist's standout '83 cassette plus a whole other side of compilation obscurities on vinyl for the first time, it presents a series of brilliant, isolated self-portraits by a mail art &… Read more
**Vinyl mastered and cut by Rashad at D&M. Sleeve notes by art historian Alex Kitnick. Spotgloss artwork and layout by Florian Hecker and Bill Kouligas. Also comes with an instant download of the full album plus a bonus 17 minute track** 'Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera' presents a radical mashup of works by two probing, multidisciplinary artists among the most vital of their generation. First realised as part of a two day performance at Tate Modern called 'Push and Pull', it offers a mutant configuration of Leckey's vocal track from 'GreenScreenRefrige… Read more
Jlin breaks thru the Chicago footwork ranks with one of the scene's most fascinating, essential mutations in 'Dark Energy', co-presented by Planet µ and Jamie Kuedo's very promising new Knives label. It's quite possibly the most distinctive contribution to footwork since the RP Boo album and Rashad's jungle splices, and, in such a fast-moving (quite literally) and active scene, that's gotta be saying something. Keener Chi watchers may have previously checked Jlin's standout 'Erotic Heat' and 'Asylum' joints on the Bangs & Works Vol.2 compilation but, since then, the Gary, Indiana-based producer has… Read more
Jlin breaks thru the Chicago footwork ranks with one of the scene's most fascinating, essential mutations in 'Dark Energy', co-presented by Planet µ and Jamie Kuedo's very promising new Knives label. It's quite possibly the most distinctive contribution to footwork since the RP Boo album and Rashad's jungle splices, and, in such a fast-moving (quite literally) and active scene, that's gotta be saying something. Keener Chi watchers may have previously checked Jlin's standout 'Erotic Heat' and 'Asylum' joints on the Bangs & Works Vol.2 compilation but, since then, the Gary, Indiana-based producer has h… Read more
**Grey coloured vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, limited to 400 copies, includes an exclusive lobby card and booklet featuring Sleeve notes by Fabio Frizzi, Ian McCulloch, Stephen Thrower & Tom Beauvais, audio re-mastered at Abbey Road Studios** "Death Waltz exhume another classic from their catalogue in lieu of demand from the dead and the living. From the twisted mind of Lucio Fulci comes Zombi 2 aka Zombie Flesh Eaters. A notorious gore classic and the poster child for the video nasty generation, the film gently transports the viewer from the concrete jungle of Ne… Read more
Pearson Sound's Hessle Audio deal extended mixes of his self-titled album trax, cut to vinyl for the DJs by Matt Colton at Alchemy. A-side, 'Crank Call' is afforded room to roll out with woozy Chicago kicks and wobbly synth punctuated by Tour De France gasps, all kept lean and easy for long blends. B-side, he works the piercingly crisp machine drum patterns of 'Glass Eye' to a lather of swivelling electro groove and plonging blips precipitating a deep blue climax of pained strings.
Following one of our favourite 12"s of last year, Morgan Buckley returns with this ace split release for Rush Hour's 'No Label' - spun out by everyone from Ben UFO to Beatrice Dillon. The charming weirdo spirit is super strong on both sides. MB bends minds and bodies with three spiked peaches up top, from the dizzy krautfunk of 'Sol Baize At The Chinga', thru the recursive maze of 'Eau-de-Vie' to a nimble meld of lysergic, Madteo-style scramble called 'Manual Greever'. Flip it and OD keeps his side up with the bright, latinate percussion and lush chorales of 'Miwp (Miwpy… Read more