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Wednesday, 04 June
**Gatefold double vinyl reissue with extensive liner notes** "Donna McGhee is an amazingly talented Funk and Disco singer hailing from Brooklyn, New York. She got her first break singing with The Fatback Band. Over the three years Donna was with The Fatback Band they toured with the likes of Teddy Pendergrass, Crown Heights Affair and Chaka Khan. MAKE IT LAST FOREVER is Donna’s debut solo album after signing to the disco label Red Greg in 1977. Released in 1978 this Greg Carmichael and Patrick Adams (legendary producer of countless 70’s classics) produced album is a disco classic th… Read more
"The KVB's new six track EP is the culmination of a week long recording session at Anton Newcombe's studio in Berlin last autumn. They recruited the help of Joe Dilworth (Stereolab) to contribute live drums to the recordings, this was the first time the band have worked outside of their own studio set up at their home in South London. 'Out Of Body' is a further exploration of the bands interest in phenomenology, bodily immersion and consciousness. Introspective lyrics are suspended in dream like melodies, further expanding upon the duo's hypnotic aesthetic which they explore both sonically and visually on the record..."
Back in stock. **Panatone silver sleeve with download code** Delectable synth-pops from the legendary, enigmatic Space Lady of San Francisco! 'Major Tom / Radar Love' sits very pretty in the consummate Night School catalogue alongside releases from Group Rhoda, Molly Nilsson, Julia Holter et al; all artists who owe some debt of gratitude to The Space Lady's pioneering performances of popular songs on a Casio keyboard. She's been at it for over 35 years now, beginning on the streets of San Fran with her accordion in the late '70s, which was subsequently robbed, pushing her to buy a… Read more
Tuesday, 03 June
Early release on DJ Qu's excellent Strength Music Recordings, containing tracks by DJ Jus-Ed, DJ P-Funk and Ramon Lisandro Quezada aka Qu himself. A-side Jus-Ed gets all Steve Vai on your booty with some naught shredding over over a rugged House beat while DJ P-Funk plays it cool with a downbeat Boogie entrance before shifting into swinging New York/New Jersey House mode for the dancers on 'Can't Boogie'. The highlight is Qu's very first release 'Air's Force' on the flip, a haughty but deep piece of individual House archtitecture with a swelling orchestral finish. Smart.
**Remastered Double LP in thick-spined jacket** It sounds very little like his super refined space missions today but should still give a direct injection of adrenalin for anyone brave enough to test it's bludgeoning 909s and blistering synthlines. This originally appeared in 1992 on a very young Tresor imprint who were bringing the 2nd wave of Detroit sounds to a rabid audience in Europe. They found a parallel in the industrial pound of Mills with their own homegrown EBM and industrial which has inspired Jeff on this route in the first place. 'Berlin' kinda … Read more
**Hand-stamped wax** Hay-wired techno decimations and abstract, free-form noise from Philadelphia's _moonraker miscreant. This one pushes the aesthetics of the _bruxist / Great Circles / Metasplice axis to logical extremes with five cuts veering from blown-out astral adventure to aquatic noise and splattered, jazz-wise avant-techno.
Moiré makes a strong first impression on his/her Werk Discs debut, backed with a dope Actress remix and featuring vox by Heidi Vogel. 'Drugs' is the sound of a heavy night out, churning screwface bass beneath emotional Detroit synth pads and swinging claps like to come off like Lone's cousin who really knows how to get down. His 'Into' joint follows that train of thought with proper dancefloor finesse, inverting euphoric '90s vibes - diva wails, reese bass, disembodied synth voices - to a strangely squashed yet prodding sort of technoid disco, and 'Lose It' makes Heidi Vogel sputter… Read more
**Back in stock** Tri Angle have done us all a favour and pressed up Evian Christ's sublime 'Duga - 3' mix on a one-sided plate. Originally released as a mix for Dummy Magazine in summer 2012, it is technically an original, 20-minute composition in four seamlessly arranged parts and was inspired by the artist's research into the eponymous Soviet signal transmitter - the 'Duga - 3'. The transmitter was characterised by the repetitive tapping sound it broadcast which was sufficiently powerful enough to intercept transmissions across the world. And, in truly Conet Project s… Read more
Sleaford Mods, arguably the UK's most exciting and popular garage rock unit, follow up the acclaimed 'Austerity Dogs' with 14 top shelf songs on 'Divide and Exit' for Steve Underwood's legendary Harbinger Sound. Featuring guest spot from Rita Ora and produced by Flood… not really, we jest - the duo spray another snotty dispatch from the frontline of the bar, Jason hollering about wanking, pissing and Chumbawumba to Andrew's drum machine (gun) stomps and ball-swanging bass guitar hooks. There's a few anthems-in-waiting with the likes of 'You're Brave' (check their rendition at RSD14!), the s… Read more
The excellent Matt Berry returns with a new album of beautiful, surreal and whimsical soundscapes that sound like they could have been commissioned by Ghost Box. Having spent most of the winter rewatching that fxxcking ridiculous clem fandango 'yesss' clip it's easy to conclude that Berry really is worthy of being called a polymath - and this album is for our money his most enjoyable yet. Fuelled by a bout of insomnia he decided to tackle his condition with a kind fantastical Radiphonic session split into two extended pieces that clock in at 25 minutes a piece, drawing on all ma… Read more
Sunday, 01 June
*Debut album from Andy Stott and Demdike Stare's Miles Whittaker, aka Millie & Andrea* Millie & Andrea are Miles Whittaker and Andy Stott, fellow labelmates at Modern Love who collaborated on an occasional series of 12" releases of jungle, garage and techno hybrids between 2008 and 2010. It's been four years since we last heard from them but they now return with "Drop The Vowels", their debut album. Produced fast and loose through late 2013 / early 2014, it's an album that recalls the strict and stripped funk of Anthony Shakir as much as it does Leila's incredible debut 'Like Weather' a… Read more
Friday, 30 May
*The legendary 10th Burial Mix release, now pressed up on 12" - as unmissable as they come...*
Thursday, 29 May
Shocking record this – having originally appeared in Germany sometime last year, copies have proven impossible to obtain in the UK and we’ve taken it on as a kind of personal mission to ensure that you people get to know about this and share in its largenesssssss. An instrumental Hip Hop record of the finest kind, Ramadan manages to do the impossible and sound like RZA’s ‘Ghostdog’ soundtrack, Company Flow, the Anticon crew and Push Button Objects all at the same time. The cuts are frighteningly tight, but there’s an abundance of deep atmosphere on board making for something that doesn’t quite fit c… Read more
Originally released in 2007, 'Run' combines both sides of Kareem's oeuvre; gothic techno and hip hop. A-side hold the bruising, aquatic techno parry of 'Mesmeric' and an electro-hopped remix of Dälek's 'Distorted Prose', plus itchy techno grit of 'Pendulum'. Industrial heads should check the flipside's roiling drums and gloomy atmosphere in 'Surgoo' and the clanking dungeon pulses of 'Run'.
**Warehouse find** The sequel of sorts to 'Battlefield', in our books 'Neoclassical' is a bona-fide overlooked classic in the dark, instrumental Hip Hop canon. Imagine if Ike Yard decamped to a studio in Berlin for a cold winter with RZA, and you're right on the vibe for this LP. Like it's predecessor it's fashioned from gloomy, atmospheric sample textures and ambience mixed with spine-rearranging beats and cinematic dialogue, but the effect yields something far greater than the sum of its parts. Check the baroque gangsta beats of 'Downfall' for a start, then the unheimlich torture chamber clamm… Read more
Battered industrial techno and DSP experiments originally issued in 2001. 'Tripods' ranges from masticated rhythmic noise of 'Virulent' and the spine-scraping malevolence of 'Eis' on the A-side to a thunderous noise techno assault, 'Scharal', and the splintered IDM intricacies - like Plaid gone noisy - of 'Prior'.
Four tracks of whirring, droning Industrial Techno mechanics from Nathan Siter, originally released on Berlin's Zhark Recordings in 2004. There are definite parallels between this sound and Prurient's recent Vatican Shadow releases; check the lashed rhythms and ghoulish atmospheres of 'E:ly' for proof, or the noirish 'o1575:h7' for more proof.
Pounding noise techno brutality originally issued in 2004. Four tracks of uncompromising rhythmic noise powered by a techno engine, taking in the bit-crushed squeal of 'Energize' and the bludgeoning 'Paroxisme' on one side, and the avalanche of boulder kicks in 'Rampant' and the more distorted 'Rebond' on the flip.
Cracked and blistered industrial techno punishments originally issued by Berlin's Zhark label in 2001. A gloaming intro gives way to ten minutes of bruising bass drum distortion and banks of atonal noise in 'Shift', whereas the B-side 'Dante' fires a volley of staccato machine gun drums and swarming electronics, and 'Bacchus' guts out any semblance of meat or bones to leave a dry and corrosive industrial residue.
Lethal four-way face-off from Zhark's finest. Huren forges the fiercely unhealthy grind of 'Denom' beside Kareem's powerful darkside trip 'Hacks 1' for the fearless - they don;t make 'em like this any more! - whilst Harsh churns up the horror strings and roiling bass rhythms of 'Moloch Dampf' and ZymOsiZtakes no prisoners with strangulated noise and bone-breaking drums on 'Ware Of Gods'.
**Warehouse find** The final 12" of industrial techno by Huren, originally issued in 2003. A-side 'Ordet' wields slamming bass under oppressive, sweltering distortion. B-side 'Slutspil' gets funked up with spiky electro percussion and 'Speaker Slow' will polish you off with proper industrial thwack. Tip!
Brute analog techno/noise from the Zhark catalogue circa 2003. Four tracks range from sludgy pound ('Prox-yde') to decimated breakcore ('Kats Na*e'), thru distorto thwack ('Blok-yme') and grizzled industrial blast beats ('Apo-G'). If the current crop of noise techno isn't quite tough enough, get your kicks here.
*Re-Press* Planet Mu present a keenly anticipated addendum to Kuedo's outstanding 'Severant' album, backed with Laurel Halo and Claude Speeed remixes. 'Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space' continues his trajectory deeper into the nexus of Trap, Footwork and Kosmiche memes on a spiralling helix of synth arpeggios, brass starbursts and incredible slowfast drum programming. Laurel Halo's remix converts the giddy excitement into a gloopy experiment fusing shredded strings and cosmic synth rays on a molasses bass pulse. Claude Speeed's 'Infinity Ultra Rework' spans the B-side,… Read more
Wednesday, 28 May
Killer, free-styling machine dub murderers from the incognito Itinerant Dubs duo. Both sides are loose, whacked-out riddim trips rubbing traces of hip hop and weird, wavey electronics into skeletal steppers' frameworks. The longer side, 'Non Material Space' weighs up a sparse, rocking machine rhythm with dippy scratches, rub-a-dub bassline and off-kilter vocal to waist-charming effect, whilst the flipside fires the stepping techno dub of 'Last Snare (1st Mix)' coming off like some mad Shake or Pepe Braddock groove, before easing off with the juggled FX of 'Dub Echo'. Flash it!
**Hand-numbered edition of 1000 with download code redeemable from the label** Outstanding, intricate electronic psychedelics from the opto-musical agglomerate of Dan Hayhurst and Kiwi animator Reuben Sutherland. Theirs is a highly visual sound, even when divorced from the integral visual element - previous releases and live shows make use of video zoetrope turntables and kaleidoscopic lighting - presenting synaesthetically enhanced geometries tripping the lines between plunderphonics, radiophonics, pastoral ambience and algorithmic splatter. They take a very hands-on approach for this new alb… Read more
**Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** Daniel Lopatin debuts for Warp with an eagerly awaited ninth solo album. 'R Plus 7' follows the increasingly complex vectors of his 'Returnal' and 'Replica' sides with an ambitious fervor, scoping ten dazzling planes of hyper-reality framing analog/digital productions. While the grand scale of his hypersonic architectures has increased, it's not at the expense of emotional impact: it's just that the route to those breathtaking widescreen moments has become more intricate, labyrinthine, and the resolutions more pretentiou… Read more
**Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue series - 180g vinyl. Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** Out To Lunch! was Eric Dolphy's only recording for Blue Note Records as a leader and today is considered one of the premiere albums in the label's history as well as one of the top avant garde jazz albums of the 1960s. Featuring five Dolphy originals - including the Thelonious Monk tribute "Hat and Beard," Out To Lunch! includes the artistry of Dolphy on alto sax, flute and bass clarinet along with Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Ric… Read more
Hype Williams instigator and now solo raconteur, Dean Blunt, sidesteps preconceptions with a quietly psychedelic, sparse and sensual third album. In 'The Redeemer' he tends to a wipe-clean soundworld of lite jazz fusion motifs, bluesy guitar wisps and new age synth gelled together with dreamy sound FX and distressed ansafone messages whilst nonchalant, confessional vocals dictate a drowsy internal narrative. It's a sort of surreal soul scape simulacra, an adult contemporary fantasy as seen and heard from a detached perspective, a fact accentuated by the intangible, voice-in-your… Read more
**Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue series - 180g vinyl. Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** Speak No Evil was recorded in 1964 and released on Blue Note in 1965 the album features Shorter on tenor sax with Herbie Hancock on piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. Speak No Evil combines elements of hard bop and modal jazz on the album's six tracks: "Witch Hunt," "Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum," "Dance Cadaverous," "Speak No Evil," "Infant Eyes" and "Wild Flower". Celebrating 50 years since its recording, Speak No Evil was newly-remastered for vinyl by Alan Yoshida at Dunning-Kruger in Los Angeles.
Tuesday, 27 May
*Re-press on transparent vinyl* Following on from a pair of Extended Players released in 2011 ("Passed Me By" / "We Stay Together") Andy Stott returns to Modern Love with 'Luxury Problems', an 8 track album of new material recorded over the last 12 months. Five of the tracks on the album feature the voice of Alison Skidmore, Andy's onetime Piano teacher whom he hadnt seen since he was a teenager back in 1996. There was no grand gesture in mind, it just sort of happened - but after almost a year of studio work the result is really quite unlike anything you'll have heard fr… Read more