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Friday, 24 July

ELEKTRO GUZZI / KINK - Atlas / Vodolaz Versions, Macro Recordings
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ELEKTRO GUZZI / KINK

Atlas / Vodolaz Versions

Macro Recordings

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MACROM42

Kink and Elektro Guzzi remix each other for Berlin's Macro Recordings with brooding, proggy results.
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MOEBIUS PLANK NEUMEIER - Speed Display (remixed by Richard Fearless), Bureau B/Selekt
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MOEBIUS PLANK NEUMEIER

Speed Display (remixed by Richard Fearless)

Bureau B/Selekt

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: BB208

Richard Fearless works out two techno remixes of seminal krautrock record for Bureau B.
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MR. BEATNICK - Formed in the Stance, DON'T BE AFRAID
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MR. BEATNICK

Formed in the Stance

DON'T BE AFRAID

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DBA021

Mr. Beatnick flexes a proper disco-tech sound with 'Formed In The Stance' for Semtek's DBA label. 'Stutter' opens with some weighty momentum balanced between slyding synth flares and bristling electro NRG bass, whilst the coruscating scales and slippery disco moves of 'Jellyfish' recall classic Patrick Cowley. The title track dims the lights to a noirish, jazzy West London bustle, and 'Obsidian Morning' synchs a lissom swing between wood-crack claps, dubble-dip bass and flighty arpeggios. Great stuff.
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SILKIE - Fractals, Anarchostar
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SILKIE

Fractals

Anarchostar

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: ANRCHSTR002

Silkie follows two volumes of 'City Limits' albums with the plush dubstep boogie dimensions of 'Fractals' for Distal's Anarchostar label. There's far more variation in this suite than we've previously heard from Silkie, proving equally adept at Miami-style electro in 'Escape Route', trim electro-tech in 'Moda' with J. Tijn, and swish Linn funk in 'Love Affair', alongside the trap-style lean of 'Majik' and electro-jazzy halfstep in 'Cascada'.
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RAMZI - Houti Kush, 1080p
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RAMZI

Houti Kush

1080p

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: 1080P50

"Newly romantic and melodic tropic terrains on the signature perma-zoned alien electronics of Montreal (now Vancouver) based-producer RAMZI’s latest release and 1080p debut. Phoebé Guillemot’s parallel autonomous sci-fi RAMZI world is at once utopian and dystopian in the most wondrous, wide and red-eyed way, and these digital vine cutting expeditions span a vast and varied section of her own CGI’ed imaginary world of disorientating, bouncy hybrid genre experiments, heavily filtered samples, inverted dancehall rhythms, shredded jungle, distroid-vibed atmospheres and super weird, melodic repetiti… Read more
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RAMZI - Houti Kush, 1080p
SARABI / MAKADEM - Highlife World Series: Kenya, HIGHLIFE

SARABI / MAKADEM

Highlife World Series: Kenya

HIGHLIFE

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HGHLFWS02

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AISHA DEVI - Conscious C*nt, Houndstooth
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AISHA DEVI

Conscious C*nt

Houndstooth

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: HTH043D

Under the cutting title, 'Conscious C*nt', Swiss-born, Nepalese-Tibetan artist Aïsha Devi explores notions of "womanhood, spirituality, materialism and societal pressure" for her Houndstooth debut. Arching up with escalating trance arpeggios and bruised bass palpitations before a spectral denouement introduces her pitched vox in 'Kim & the Wheel of Life', she continues to pursue stranger, processed vocal timbres in a beat-less recitation of an Urdu poem by Pakistani feminist Kishwar Naheed, 'Aurat (Tool)', and scales up haunting chant and hard-textured synth to a captivating accumulation of energy and emotion.
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AISHA DEVI - Conscious C*nt, Houndstooth
FRANK & TONY - Modest Season, Scissor & Thread
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FRANK & TONY

Modest Season

Scissor & Thread

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: sat023d

Gauzy blue deep house from the NYC duo, taken off their 'Apprentice' EP for Scissors & Thread.
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GWILYM GOLD - Flex (Zomby & Gwilym Gold Remixes), The Vinyl Factory
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GWILYM GOLD

Flex (Zomby & Gwilym Gold Remixes)

The Vinyl Factory

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HYMN003

Zomby flips Gwilym Gold's featherweight pops into dreamy hardcore formations for The Vinyl Factory. Gold's simpering wails are reset against '92-style running man breaks and rolling bass miles from the original, which also appears in a sync-ready Flexout Rework.
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SACCAO - Stuff, KMS Records

SACCAO

Stuff

KMS Records

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: KMS213

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MICACHU AND THE SHAPES - Sad, Rough Trade

MICACHU AND THE SHAPES

Sad

Rough Trade

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: RTRADDS766

Zippy hot-stepper from Micachu and the Shapes, setting the scene for 3rd LP, 'Good Sad Happy Bad' in the wake of Micachu's excellent mixtape on DDS. 'Sad' rattles along like a schizoid Sleaford Mods piece, Mica and Raisa sharing vocal duties that perhaps imagine Jason Williams' real internal dialogue.
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MONDAY CLUB - OFUNSOUNDMIND010, Of Unsound Mind

MONDAY CLUB

OFUNSOUNDMIND010

Of Unsound Mind

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: OFUNSOUNDMIND010

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K-HAND - Not Giving Up, Acacia Records.

K-HAND

Not Giving Up

Acacia Records.

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: AR009

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LOWTEC - The Early Portrait, Out To Lunch
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LOWTEC

The Early Portrait

Out To Lunch

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: otl02

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TARQUIN - Kid U / Lost My Marbles, Gobstopper Records
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TARQUIN

Kid U / Lost My Marbles

Gobstopper Records

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: GOB015

Tarquin debuts on Mr. Mitch's Gobstopper with a wickedly schizoid grime sound. Following equally mercurial winners from Loom, Iglew and Social State, these two explore instrumental grime's oddest ends. 'Kid U' works at a sweetboy halfstep roll with bubbling vocal idents dancing around shearing metallic synths and pizzicato strings whipped up like some Murlo spesh. On the other hand, 'Lost my Marbles' is utter insanity, augmenting a nasty bassline-style chassis with cranky drops and toad croak tone to bomb the dance. Tip!
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APM001 - Migrants, Family N.A.M.E

APM001

Migrants

Family N.A.M.E

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FAMILY002

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CARISMA - Vertigo, Cómeme
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CARISMA

Vertigo

Cómeme

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: COMEME030

Cómeme run a ruddier, sexier bum-bum sound from Carisma on their 2nd full EP following numerous remixes and compilation appearances. It's a signature fit for Matias Aguayo's label, whether slyding '90s house into slippery, latinate psychedelia with 'Fruta' or serving sub-heavy carnival functions with 'Discoteca Profunda' on top, or carving to the darker side with the polychromatic EBM trip of 'Vertigo', and giving the disco something to suck on with the salty synth thrust of 'Dueños De Este Instante'.
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THE BLACK DOG - Commodities & Pavement, Dust Science

THE BLACK DOG

Commodities & Pavement

Dust Science

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DUSTV050

TBD augment two cuts from upcoming album, 'Commodities & Pavement' for the 'floor. They're muscular techno plays, deploying sub-aquatic trance techniques in the slick roller, 'Platform Lvl 6 (Crash Mix)', and proper, Berghain-style 4am techno tunnel pressure in 'Commodification'.
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AURORA HALAL - Shapeshifter, Mutual Dreaming Recordings
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AURORA HALAL

Shapeshifter

Mutual Dreaming Recordings

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MD002

Aurora Halal presses a classically-informed techno sound on the 2nd 12" for her and Ital's Mutual Dreaming Recordings. Taking her cues from Claro Intellecto, Convextion, Terrence Dixon - the saints of modern deep techno - she works out five low-lit and supple grooves ranging from the coolly poised roll of the title track, 'Shapeshifter' to furtive EBM techno in 'Death of Real', and on thru the proggy momentum of 'Sunlight' to the wobbly, deep electro in 'Sleep Distortion'.
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THE FRIGHTNRS - Admiration, MAD DECENT

THE FRIGHTNRS

Admiration

MAD DECENT

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DUB / REGGAE

Cat. Number: JEFF103

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FOX MILLIONS DUO - Lost Time, Thrill Jockey
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FOX MILLIONS DUO

Lost Time

Thrill Jockey

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: Thrill-396

"‘Lost Time’ is the first collaborative album from drummers Greg Fox and Kid Millions. ‘Lost Time’ is comprised of two long pieces that represent opposite ends of a musical spectrum: one blasting and one meditative. Greg Fox leads Guardian Alien and is the drummer of Liturgy. He also plays in Zs and has collaborated with Ben Frost and Colin Stetson. Kid Millions’ ever-evolving Man Forever project has released two critically acclaimed albums on Thrill Jockey, including a collaboration with So Percussion. Kid has played in Spiritualized, Boredoms, Marnie Stern, Yo La Tengo and White Hil… Read more
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FOX MILLIONS DUO - Lost Time, Thrill Jockey
ELEVENTH DREAM DAY - Works For Tomorrow, Thrill Jockey

ELEVENTH DREAM DAY

Works For Tomorrow

Thrill Jockey

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: Thrill-395

“Eleventh Dream Day have forged one of the most durable sounds to emerge from the indie-rock underground. Balancing ragged guitars against fragile melodies and sweet vocal harmonies, the Chicago group’s albums perfectly encapsulated the promise - both artistic and commercial - of post-punk alternative rock.” - Rolling Stone On ‘Works For Tomorrow’ core Eleventh Dream Day members Rick Rizzo, Janet Beveridge Bean, Mark Greenberg, and Douglas McCombs are joined by James Elkington (Brokeback, Tweedy), marking the first time the band have recorded with a second guitarist since 1… Read more
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ELEVENTH DREAM DAY - Works For Tomorrow, Thrill Jockey
EMILY HALL - Folie à Deux, BEDROOM COMMUNITY
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EMILY HALL

Folie à Deux

BEDROOM COMMUNITY

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MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: HVALUR23

**A grand debut album statement of operatic composition gilded with electronics by Mira Calix and co-produced with Valgeir Sigurdsson** "With ‘Folie à Deux’, Bedroom Community introduces a new artist to their roster in the form of award winning British composer Emily Hall. ‘Folie à Deux’ is a sonic voyage into a shared psychosis where a delusion is transmitted from one person to another and is a lyrical and intense investigation into love and loneliness within a relationship. The piece is a collaboration with Icelandic writer and long-time Björk collaborator Sjón and was co-conceived as bo… Read more
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EMILY HALL - Folie à Deux, BEDROOM COMMUNITY
VENETIAN SNARES - Your Face, Planet Mu
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VENETIAN SNARES

Your Face

Planet Mu

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: 5055300382931

Vsnares pursues the breakcore dragon into new spaces following the monstrous 'My Love Is A Bulldozer' (2014). Serving more than your recommended yearly allowance of mentallism, 'Your Face' flings us from black midi symphonies in 'Your Face When I Finally' to a gorgeous, beat-less and hyaline reflection in 'Your Face When I Finally (Glass Version)', spinning us thru the LP5-style knots of 'Former Eagle' to hyper hardcore party styles in 'Red Orange 2', and the flipping freakish breakbeat techno of 'Become Magic Dolphins', with a brilliant twist of forward electro pulses and harmonic convolutions recalling Gábor Lázár in 'Misericordial'.
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VENETIAN SNARES - Your Face, Planet Mu
GATHASPAR - Gathsoland, made of CONCRETE

GATHASPAR

Gathsoland

made of CONCRETE

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MOC003

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MAJA S.K. RATKJE - Celadon, Important Records

MAJA S.K. RATKJE

Celadon

Important Records

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EXTREME / NOISE / COMPUTER MUSIC

Cat. Number: IMPREC426DI

"A record of slowly evolving beauty that gradually unravels its meditative design. Recorded in Norwegian sculptor and painter Emanuel Vigeland' s (1875 -1948) mausoleum in Oslo in 2013. A recording space that is famous for its acoustics and its long and full-sounding reverb. These three tracks utilize both the delicacy and the power of acoustic instruments and human voice in relation to the unique recording space. This is a record that is otherworldly and eerie but also with a great primal expressive force. Performed by four artists from different backgrounds coming together to create this singular set of music."
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MAJA S.K. RATKJE - Celadon, Important Records
MV & EE - Alpine Frequency, Child Of Microtones

MV & EE

Alpine Frequency

Child Of Microtones

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FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: COM44

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FUTURE BLONDES - Se-akh Shadow, MONOFONUS PRESS

FUTURE BLONDES

Se-akh Shadow

MONOFONUS PRESS

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: MF087

**The lossless format for this release contains 24bit / 44.1kHz audio**
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CAPTIVE - Black Leather Glove, MONOFONUS PRESS

CAPTIVE

Black Leather Glove

MONOFONUS PRESS

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: MF096

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RICHARD GARET - 60' Cassette, The Helen Scarsdale Agency
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RICHARD GARET

60' Cassette

The Helen Scarsdale Agency

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: HMS031

"Crude electro-acoustic strategies are at work in the tape-on-tape monolith that is Richard Garet's 60' Cassette, with the Uruguayan born resident of New York declaring his intentions as such: "100% treated audio cassette material. some blank. some erased. some demagnetized. etc." The conceptualization of this work as a reframing of one particular medium through its applied / accelerated disintegration is only the album's beginning. There is an implied history in this form destruction, as Garet pricks the murky surfaces of his tapes that show the bruises of multiple generations of reco… Read more
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RICHARD GARET - 60' Cassette, The Helen Scarsdale Agency