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Monday, 29 December
Finally available again after several years out of stock. You've probably read us and a heap of blogs and forums banging on about this for months now, but it's finally here, Villalobos epic revision of Shackleton's 'Blood on My hands' classic refracted through an MDMA crystal into 18 minutes of tripping minimal techno genius similar in scope to his Fizheuer Ziheuer rhythm, but a hell of a lot darker. The source material was always ripe for versioning, with a massively disparate selection of top name DJs from Panorama bar's Cassy … Read more
*Back in print* Shackleton enters the void left by Skull Disco with the launch of a brand new and somewhat unexpected new imprint: Woe To The Septic Heart! It's become a noticable trend that when Shackleton produces for other labels he tends to adjust ever so slightly towards their aesthetic, but Septic is clearly the place to go for the most esoteric, personal strains of his sound. 'Man On A String Parts 1 & 2' maps out a florid jungle scene populated with telepathic drum circles and spiraling sequences of melodica-like tones organised in ritual formations over a sprawling 10 minu… Read more
Back in stock. Embarking on another excursion to the land of deepest 4/4, Shackleton seems to have settled into a very rich and fertile furrow of late. 'Death is not final' focuses the sound into a headstrong direction, laying the route with insanely deadly kickdrum pressure which will work so well on a massive system you might just need to upgrade your hardware to capture the full breadth and devastating impact of the production. Shackleton weaves his percussion into limb flailing shapes over, under, and through the rhythm in a synaesthetic ecstasy, layering textures and tones… Read more
**Includes an insert with liner notes. This release was originally available as a double set together with 'Feedback Works 1969-1970' but both releases are now sold separately** Gosh this is just something else. Alga Marghen present these astonishing archival works by Eliane Radigue, originally released along with Feedback Works as a double pack, and now available as standalone LP. Listening to Radigue's music is a transformative, humbling experience. Her singular sound is best described by Michel Chion as "infinitely discreet... next to which all other music seems to be tugging at… Read more
**Famous sound sculpture recordings from 1964-66 and installation work from 1984. Edition of 380 copies for the world with full colour sleeve and printed inner containing testimonies from Marcel Duchamp and William Burroughs.** "Alga Marghen proudly presents one of the highlights of his catalogue, an exclusive LP edition with the recordings of Takis' electro-magnetic sculptures. Takis is the originator of this new approach to the musicality of sound, which consists in laying bare the repetitious structure of musical form and its functional derivation, thus rejecting the … Read more
**An incredible, iconic piece of Fluxus and sonic art history: a recording of George Maciunas (Fluxus founder), Emmett Williams, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, Ben Patterson, Nam Jun Paik and Wolf Vostell performing Philip Corner's score, 'Piano Activities' to its most extreme interpretation; dismantling a grand piano during the four weekend-long International Festival of the Newest Music at Weisbaden Festum Fluxorum in 1962. This recording was discovered on tape in the archive of Japanese Fluxus representative Kuniharu Akiyama, and is identical to one found in 2012 in the archive of Vy… Read more
Stunning Alga Marghen issue of two previously unreleased masterworks by Eliane Radigue recorded at Pierre Henry's studio between 1967-68. At this time she was working for Henry at his studio, given the enviable task of organising his vast sound library according to different criteria for use in his future compositions and also helping edit his masterpiece 'L'Apocalypse de Jean'. During downtime from work she had access to an unrivaled array of equipment and created these two compositions. She clearly relishes her situation in the 11 minute minimalist tract of 'Jouet Electronique' (1… Read more
*Edition limited to 240 copies, with liner notes by Frederic Acquaviva and a fantastic front cover drawing by Maurice Lemaître* "Alga marghen presents an exceptionally wild sonic art and poetry document, Maurice Lemaître “Poémes et musiques lettristes et hyperphonie” recorded between 1952 and 1968. What does Lemaître contribute to the Isouian poetic creation? What… music as background to “lettries”? These are heretic hyperphonies forming such a specific corpus in the lettric sphere. Neither Isou, nor Pomerand, Dufrêne, Wolman, or Spacagna achieved what L… Read more
Alga Marghen swiftly follow their edition of Corner's seminal 'Piano Activities' with these experimental percussive compositions performed and recorded at Merce Cunningham's studio in New York, at Cavriago in Italy, and at the Avant Garde Festival, Cambridge, MA between 1974-1978. "…the culmination of many years experience and experiment with the properties of resonant metal objects, whether intended for music or not", the first three pieces are extracted from an hour long performance recorded at Merce Cunnigham's studio, performed by David Behrman (electronics and performer) with the… Read more
**Edition of 200 housed in silk screened jackets** One of our favourite labels, Planam, pulls out a real time-and-space bender from James Twig Harper, who's perhaps best known for his collaborations with Nate Young in Nautical Almanac and alongside Daniel Higgs for Thrill Jockey. Theres some genuine weirdness within, some of the strangest we've heard since Planam first gave birth to Pat Murano's Decimus series, but with a distinctly unique fidelity and gyroscopic dynamic that makes for a deliciously disorienting experience all of its own conception. There's an animalistic or perhaps even … Read more
**First pressing of 300 copies** Incisive new compositions synthesising and playing with the forms of various religious musics. A haunting, mysterious, and yet somehow humourous thing. "The subtitle of this album describes it as "messa in scena arcaica per strumenti elettronici e voci ingannevoli" - a play of words which could be translated as "mass in an archaic scene (or archaic enactment) for electronic instruments and deceptive voices". The italian graphic designer and musician Marco Papiro deliberately plays with different forms of religious music, and loosely oscillates between the spiritual a… Read more
**Gatefold edition with 16page booklet of notes, interview and photos. This release was originally available as a double set together with 'Vice-Versa' but both releases are now sold separately** Gosh this is just something else. Alga Marghen present these astonishing archival works by Eliane Radigue, originally released along with Vice-Versa as a double pack, and now available as standalone LP. Listening to Radigue's music is a transformative, humbling experience. Her singular sound is best described by Michel Chion as "infinitely discreet... next to which all other music see… Read more
**Heady, discordant and pastoral guitar landscapes from the Charalambides man. Edition of 300 housed in spot gloss printed sleeve** "In some hirsute + spectacled (as well as oft besotted) circles, the storied ramble of American guitarist Tom Carter requires no introduction. Of late, his Kazuyuki K. Null meets Franco Falsini excursionary instrumentalism has taken on an increased luminosity, due in no small part to some unexpected time spent at a certain house on the borderland. In his own words: "Information-inscribed ribbons unravel from a spool spinning into relaxed entropy. Floating smoke… Read more
**Hurricane-strength harsh noise killer. RIYL Kevin Drumm** "Spectral Arrows: Sydney was recorded at Artspace Sydney in 2012 during The Color of the Sky Has Melted, a survey exhibition of Fusinato’s recent projects. Fusinato performed facing a large, purpose-built wall that bisected the exhibition space and displayed his Double Infinitives series (large-scale works that appropriate from the print media the archetypal image of the riot: the masked protagonist who brandishes a rock against a backdrop of fire). Fusinato’s sculpture Aetheric Plexus, which unleashes 13,00 watts of w… Read more
Friday, 19 December
**Includes a bonus DJ mix by Parris to download from your Boomkat account** Killer skool of 2014 survey from Dusk & Blackdown's Keysound Recordings. 8 heavyweights in the dance touching on all manner of new sounds from the juicy tropical synthuality of Murlo to the gutted grime mutations of Wen and Parris. It also introduces a stack of new names to the label with bullets like Caski's dark garage grine 'Tunnel Music', Aphix's icy 'Sin King' or the nice/nasty grime shades of DLVRY's 'Guilt'. The download that comes with the vinyl also gets you a further 6 tr… Read more
Thursday, 18 December
On his sixth album in as many years, Lone leaves us dizzy and vajazzled with his synaesthetically enhanced palette of coloursound and rhythmelody. It's been said by someone, somewhere that's it's possibly harder to make happy music than sad music, and if that's the case, then Lone's every bit the genius everyone makes him out to be. 'Reality Testing' is simply soul drunk and and sincerely beaming with good vibes, wending a mazy path between house, boogie and hip hop rhythms gilded with the lushest synthlines and diffused into gaseous pink, orange and turquoise hues. There's a sincerity and sweet… Read more
**Glitter glossed gatefold 2LP** The freak pop genius returns sans Haunted Graffiti with the amazing 'Pom Pom', his first "solo" album proper. Aided by collaboration with legendary psych pop producer Kim Fowley, among other as-yet-uncredited contributors, it's a 17-song reminder of Pink's inimitable slant on '70s/'80s pop, applying a magpies eye and vultures beak to the bones of bubblegum garage, glam power pop and sun-kissed indie. We daresay this is Mr. Pink at his very, very charming best, doing ludicrous prog jams such as 'Exile On Frog Street' just as well as jinglistic psych with 'Jell-o' a… Read more
**"Elephant"-skinned boxset includes exclusive first vinyl edition of 'Hazyville' and vinyl of new album 'Ghettoville' each housed in die-cut jackets, plus two CD's for both, and an epic 32-page, 12" x 12" art book** A must-have missive for all deep funk futurists, collecting a much-needed vinyl version of 'Hazyville' (2008) together with what's hinted to be the last Actress album, 'Ghettoville'. We hardly need to reiterate with you lot how heavy 'Hazyville' has played on our listening lives over the last half decade or more. It marked a pivotal moment where house, techno, hip h… Read more
Wednesday, 17 December
Nexx-level club dynamixx from Berlin's M.E.S.H. for new music thunk tank, PAN. As a co-founder and resident at the influential Janus club-night, M.E.S.H. is hard-wired to the core of Berlin's accelerated night scene and deeply connected to the global digital arts diaspora thru collaboration with contemporary artists, Aleksandra Domanovic, Fatima Al Qadiri, Arca and TCF, among others. Operating at the intersection of electronic hip hop, techno and chimeric sound design, the 'Scythians' EP motions a bracingly fresh sound modelling skeletal 808 patterns perfused with hyper-criss foley and… Read more
Glasgow's highly-touted beat builder debuts with this killer five track EP on Local Action. Since first appearing on Big Dada's Grime 2.0 collection, he's dropped the unique beat suite 'Faded With Da Kittens' for Astral Black and remixed DJ Q's 'Trust Again', synthesising a unique mix of grime, fluoro/sino folk melody and moody technoid pads. 'Crystal Children' gives up his best work to date, including the bubbling grime-techno of 'Zen' and balance of pounding subs with delicate hooks in 'Thinkk Star', whilst the subtler sweetness of 'Daisy Chain's sino-folk licks and the drifting s… Read more
**Black and semi-opaque vinyl edition** Deepchord's 'Luxury Part 2' collates both parts 'Luxury 3' and 'Luxury 4'. The A-side is fully charged as a walloping dub-house number with sodden bass and kinetic, swirling dub tweaks; B-side skanks down a gear with shuffling layers of percussion glancing off strident dub bassline and their patented atmospheric pressure systems.
**Deluxe, spot UV varnished tip on-style gatefold, plus 8-page booklet and poster** The definitive synth soundtrack receives the Death Waltz treatment ten years since it was last available on wax. 'Assault On Precinct 13' remains the best known and most influential of all John Carpenter's inspired oeuvre, widely credited as one of the base roots of techno and electro, and sampled widely by everyone from Afrika Bambaataa to Tricky. This super-plush reissue is possibly the best it's ever looked, and now comes prepped with exclusive liner notes by Carpenter himself, Clint Mansell, Austin Stoker, and Chris Alexander.
Half-speed mastered by Matt Colton. 180g vinyl. Includes download code** Dan Snaith indulges his most sensitive indie-disco-pop side with 'Our Love', his sixth solo album as Caribou. Hingeing on the slippery ohrwurm of the title track's electro-disco-tech romp, the rest of the album features Jessy Lanza in the technoid R&B flux of 'Second Chance', plus Owen Pallett's violin and viola in the moody slo-mo slug, 'Silver', that title track, and the dusty radiophonic disco-tech of 'Your Love Will Set You Free'.
Tuesday, 16 December
**2LP + 7" with liner notes insert. All music previously unreleased on vinyl** 'A Celebration of iDeath' documents the diffuse and very rare early work of Newcastle's Philip and Richard Rupenus, who would later helm legendary noise unit, The New Blockaders. Formed in 1979 under the blackly amusing Funeral Danceparty banner; in 1980 they released a trio of tapes in editions of roughly 100 copies each - 'The Curiosity Shop', 'Qwertyuiop', 'The Attractions of Fixed Interest' - and played a handful of shows, including notable performances at the Morpeth YMCA and Newcastle's 13… Read more
Frank Maier at V-O-D reanimates the wonderfully freakish pop output of Val Denham and co's The Death & Beauty Foundation with the 32-song collection 'We Are Young & Stupid'. While a couple of couple of CD compilations have had a good stab at collecting the group's output, you can safely consider this thee definitive collection, highlighting various tracks from 'The Darlington Tapes', recorded by Val Denham and Andrew McKenzie (ov The Hafler Trio) in 1982, plus their eponymous cassette album from 1986 together with stacks of early/unfinished and rehearsal recording… Read more
**Gatefold 2LP with hand-numbered certificate. Edition of 500** V-O-D document the very earliest, pioneering Japanese noise tapes released by K2 on his Kinky Tapes label from 1981 - 1983. Spanning material previously unreleased in any form - his first work, 'Student Apathy' - plus the serial works of ZombieAnatomy, and the beat-driven workout, 'N.G. Musik' and 'Dance Macabre', it serves as much a gateway introduction to early Japanese noise as a valuable vinyl retrospective. Born Kimihide Kusafuka, K2, alongside Masami Akita, Hijokaidan and Toshiji Mikawa of Incapacitants is one … Read more
Unhinged industrial techno duo Blacknecks lay their own gravestone with this final evacuation of their archive. Originally presenting themselves as incognito UK garage superstars, in reality it's the work of Al Matthews ov Bleaching Agent/Smear/FSG fame, and Tom Russell aka Truss. Going out with (or without) style, they yield seven cuts here, ranging from blistered shake downs to further iterations of their patented Italo-NRG pounders, plus some arpeggiated nonsense, mentasm-razzing hardcore, and other such frivolity. That sleeve is fxxking filth.
Eglo's first lady of soul, Fatima Bramme Sey properly arrives with her fully-fledged debut album, 'Yellow Memories', featuring production by Floating Points, Computer Jay, Flako, and KNX. Active since the late '00s with guest appearances on Geeneus, DVA and Shafiq Husayn productions, the London-based vocalist has become a firm fixture in the Eglo family, contributing to some of the label biggest highlights such as her Floating Points-produced 'Red Light' and her 'Phone Line' dancefloor bomb with Funkineven. In the last few years, however, she's come to be the label's strongest, most unique ass… Read more
Fearless techno jags from Paula Temple, back on R&S after the 'Colonized' EP in 2013. This time out she's much noisier, dynamic, baiting the apocalypse in three dramatic, tribalised onslaughts: 'Deathvox' is an outstanding collision of galloping, shuffling techno torque with 'Elephant Song'-style howls and a stunning doom denouement; from majestic intro, 'Monstro' bombs the senses with heavy artillery harking back to Techno Animal and Scorn at their fiercest; 'Ful' casts a long shadow of brassy synth plumes and thunderous drums reminding of Randomer. Tip!
Lukid joins the Lib Tech gang with his first release in nearly two years. A producer's producer and a perennial outsider persistently mutating styles in the cracks of current techno, electronica and bass music, Lukid still evades any net we might chuck at him with 'Crawlers'. The A-side opener, 'Nine' may well be known to you for it's brittle, anguished lead motif which was snatched by Evian Christ for his 'Propeller' on the 'Waterfall' EP. Here it sounds more sombre and petrified, shaken up with rasping drums and bass beside the strobing spectres of 'La Cucaracha'. B-side, he thwacks off angular, fl… Read more