*Remastered and Reworked 2LP Edition of the limited edition Cassette released in 2014 on Demdike Stare’s DDS Imprint. Initial copies on Green and White Vinyl, mastered and cut by Matt Colton, includes an instant download of the album dropped into your account* Mica Levi more or less owned 2014 with the release of that astonishing soundtrack to Jonathan Glazer’s ‘Under the Skin’, followed by this hour long album-cum-mixtape for Demdike Stare’s DDS imprint which was released at the end of the year and sold out in a flash. It has now been reworked for… Read more
*2x10” Records in a gatefold sleeve with a beautiful 12 page Research Booklet & Download Code housed in manilla hand stamped & numbered paper sleeve. Edition of 500* The Folklore Tapes Archival Reissue Series continues with a fully remastered vinyl edition of this early cassette that was made in a measly edition of just a handful of copies back in 2012 - featuring mysterious Pre-Cert operatives Anworth Kirk and David Orphan. For these recordings Anworth Kirk met "conceptual artist and rare record archaeologist" David Orphan to construct a delirious, esote… Read more
**New edition of this absolute classic in a new sleeve** This post-revolution Iranian album from 1985 is so ahead of its time, so completely off on its own sonically and stylistically - that you'd be forgiven for thinking it were a hoax. In reality it's one of the most sought-after and exceptional records from the Smithsonian Folkways catalogue, here brought back to life in this facsimile edition put together by the Dead Cert imprint. Until now, it's been the preserve of a small handful of collectors who rightly hold it in huge regard and close to thei… Read more
**Gigi Masin, Max D, Co La, Jordan GCZ and friends unite for this shimmering improv session for PAN. 140g wax mastered and cut by Rashad at D&M, housed in spotgloss-printed jacket featuring photography by Trianos Pakioufakis and artwork by Bill Kouligas. Includes an instant download of the album** Lifted is a stellar new project sparked off by Matthew Papich (Co La) and Future Times overlord Max D for PAN. Realised and rendered together with Jordan GCZ and Gigi Masin, among others, their debut LP '1' is an elegant exercise in breaking free of the grid, consolidating a spectrum of congruent ideas and idiosy… Read more
**Limited edition of 500. Initial copies on peach and turquoise wax. Mastered by Matt Colton** Type reach inside the box to present Nochexxx's newest devilment of Drexciyan electro and grubby bleeps, 'Plot 'Defender'. Steadfast at the fringes and fronds of UK electronica since the late '90s, Dave Henson a.k.a. Nochexxx has previously done the do for Ramp Recordings and Actress' Werk Discs over the last few years, forging a sort of eldritch, radiophonic cyberpunk that frankly sound like f**k-all out there. OK there are plenty of artists working with cranky, heatsick synth and drum machines rig… Read more
Deeply unsettling electro-acoustic alchemy from Rehberg, Nemec and Schachinger in their 2nd side for Blackest Ever Black: 'Crack'. Panning the palette of their previous LP, 'Licht', for traces of precious and heavier metals, they transcend the primordial murk to glimpse more disturbed zones of dull ferrous gloom pierced with reactive electronic tones and unpredictably undermined by Christina Nemec's O'Malley-esque bass guitar sinkholes. 'Spalt' opens with something approaching a protean form of kosmiche from a parallel galaxy, convulsing radioactive materials that fuse and transmute in mid-air bet… Read more
**Gatefold jacket with new anaglyph 3D sleeve design by Stephen O'Malley** Michel Redolfi's pioneering, underwater expositions are next up for reissue in the illuminating Recollection GRM series. Both pieces in 'Pacific Tubular Waves / Immersion' were inspired by the Californian Pacific seaboard and created using the first Synclavier digital synthesiser back in 1979-1980. While based in San Diego at the end of the '70s, Redolfi began to investigate oceanic dynamics. 'Pacific Tubular Waves' (1979) can be considered a sort of surface study on the kinetics of the Pacific … Read more
**Edition of 150 copies -One sided, 180gm vinyl white label in a hand-stamped sleeve - Ships Friday** Prog house superheroes Leftfield drop the first taste of 'Alternative Life Source' - their first new LP in 16 years - via $hit & $hine's Gangsigns label, of all places?! It's a stylish big room hammer rolling on effortless bassline thru a tunnel of recursive delays and jagged chords to land somewhere between latter day Carl Craig and the more European styles of Deetron. Clammy hands gonna be all over this one.
Recollection GRM offer a rare entry point to the rarified electro-acoustic worlds of composer Beatriz Ferreyra (1937, Córdoba, Argentina) with this necessary collection spanning four works realised between 1968/9 and 2011. An original pioneer of early musique concrète alongside Pierre Schaeffer during the '50s and '60s, Beatriz would come to work with instrument creators, the Baschet Brothers, and begin to to move away from the institutions in order to develop and explore an idiosyncratic, intuitive method of free electro-acoustic composition. This collection's earliest piece, 'Demeures a… Read more
**2LP in a gatefold sleeve with DVD and digital download code redeemable from the label - Rob Aiki Lowe re-appears alongside French synth voyager Ariel Kalma with quite possibly the finest release on RVNG yet following that killer side for Type a couple of years back. Highly recommended!* The FRKWYS series has a tendency to turn out some really inspired unions, and this ranks among their best. Recorded just outside of Mullimbimby, a remote community on the eastern Australian coast, it marks a pineal, inter-generational journey aligning Kal… Read more
**Gorgeous, intricate suite of microscopic, textural dub electronics and bass pulses sounding somewhere between Alva Noto, Pole and Bernard Parmegiani. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi. Cut at D&M. Edition of 300 individually numbered copies pressed on clear wax** Italian electro-acoustic maestros Giuseppe Ielasi and Nicola Ratti, aka Bellows, serve an engrossing, labyrinthine LP of freeform concrète dub on our occasional Boomkat Editions label. 'Rustl' is Bellows' 4th album following a critically acclaimed trio of LP's released since 2007 for Entr'acte, Planam and Kning Disc, and also follows our last rel… Read more
Skam regroup with Mark Broom and James Ruskin inaugurating their new Kasm sub-print under their lesser spotted alias, The Fear Ratio. 'Kasm01' recalls early-mid '00s style techno anticipating the full length album delivery of 'Refuge of A Twisted Soul'. The A-side dispenses the scuttling technorganisms of 'FRT3' and a booming electro-techno stepper called '201222' riddled with metallic wormholes. Flipside, 'Arel' works out a frayed and tangled techno pattern spitting sparks over a screwed grid held together by scowling pads.
**First release on a new label from Max Tundra featuring his first productions to surface publicly for over 7 years, fronted by manufactured millennial pop starlets Daphne & Celeste. Edition of 500 copies pressed on lacquer-cut yellow vinyl with optional pop-out centre* There’s little doubt among anyone familiar with Max Tundra’s oeuvre that his early 2000’s releases for Domino kinda pre-empted the whole PC Music thing by a decade or so, all hi-sheen bubblegum pop rendered through obsolete digital technology, hooky as hell and just a little bit unsettling to boot. Having laid low since th… Read more
Rrose-style drone techno missions from a new producer (or possibly one incognito), Confucio, for Berlin's Tresor. 'Where The Logic Ends' goes heads-down in wind-tunnel formation urged on by lamping, shifty kicks, whilst 'The Present Is The Future' grinds effluent acid before blooming lovely electronica pad progressions, and 'Conoscenza' projects a slinkier, dreamier techno momentum.
*2LP housed in heavyweight debossed and letter-pressed gatefold - Includes a copy of the album on CD free inside* The archduke of electro-pop, Depeche Mode's Martin Gore, presses a heavy 2nd solo album statement with the all-instrumental 'MG' for Mute. With nearly a lifetime's experience of shaping modern electronic pop to his credit, Gore boldly pushes at new doors of sonic perception with this follow-up to 'Counterfeit²' (2003). Eschewing vocals in favour of purely synthesised instrumental expression, he lets his machines do the talking in a 16 song suite that feels timeless yet remarkably fresh… Read more
**Essential Greek New Wave Disco reissue includes the original version of the hugely in-demand 'Shadows of Blood' with lyric sheet!** Dark Entries make our day with this remastered (and affordable!) reissue of Lena Platonos' 2nd album, 'Gallop' (1985), featuring the hugely sought-after dream-pop sequence of ''Bloody Shadows From Afar') - a version to 'Shadows of Blood'! Recently trading 2nd hand for over 300 euros, this record has long been the preserve of Greek diggers and synth-pop pickers yet, it remained largely hidden from ears beyond the Hellenic borders. That started to change in 2012/20… Read more
Delroy Edwards does it again, pulling out four Chicago bangers from the source for his L.A. Club Resource. As with Gene Hunt's 'Freddy's Dead' winner, these cuts were dug from the archives of OG house players, namely Steve Poindexter, Johnny Key and Trackmaster Scott. Uptown, they bat out the hypnotic minimal jack of 'Street Fighter' and lock off a bumpty zinger titled 'Sadaam's Bush'; downtown, they freak with the starkly raw swerve of 'Cats', and the reel old skool twang of 'Blazing Saddles', riding a cantering groove with splashing hook and killer rimshot play.
Semtek provides a pair of ruggedest, weirdest house rollers on Niche N Bump's annual outing. The Don't Be Afraid label boss swaggers up with sullen subs and glass-rubbing synth tones in the crooked 'Bad Teeth' landing somewhere between Beneath's dread rollers and the bashment budge of Swing Ting's Samrai, both previous contributors to the tightly defined label. However, 'John Of Worcester' is a much stranger number, bringing forward those piercing synths over melting subs and slo-mo junglist tics to sound something like the mutant 'ardcore offspring of Arpanet. TIPPED!
**Diagonal return with the debut 12" from Bronze Teeth side-project Green Gums. Edition of 500, initial copies on transparent green wax* Dogged techno licks from Dom Butler & L/F/D/M in Green Gums guise following two searing sessions as Bronze Teeth, also for Diagonal. Where their previous pair of 12"s tended to effluent, extended jams, these are just as mucky but more concise. Uptown, they launch the jagged EBM affray of 'Zozomono' with coarse acid lines yoked to slamming kicks, while 'Dag' marches out like some mutant, blunted offspring of Ancient Methods and Powell. Downtown, they real… Read more
Soundstream returns with a trio of signature disco edits to light up the 'floor. The practically peerless loop-master heralds the summer dancing season with a kinky bomb named 'Bass Affairs' upstairs, tickling lithe cowbells and rustling shakers until a chopped 'n oily bass slicks the groove proper and subtle string pads provide a heady highpoint. Go below the belt and the B-side brings up a filtered winner with show-stopping bass drops in 'Sweep Magic' beside the spangled delights of 'Starstrike'.
Shed a.k.a. Head High gives Caribou's 'Mars' a hardcore house shake-down. Lifted from the 'Our Love' LP, the original's tussling tribal drums and darting flutes are run thru with Head High's signature, tuffened breaks in an A-side 'Core' mix, whilst the B-side 'Venus' mix rolls and swings the same elements onto a 2-step techno axis burning with extra samples, ghostly organ refrains and a slinky London/Berlin essence.
*Limited Repress Now In* Holy Grail territory here from Andy Votel and Demdike’s mighty Dead Cert imprint - here finally bringing you this incredible album of previously unreleased Industrial-themed recordings made in 1976 by experimental pioneer and Ennio Morricone cohort Alessandro Alessandroni. The concept itself is riveting enough: the guy who provided that infamous guitar riff for 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' providing utterly bent and synth-heavy recordings previously unheard by the wider world - but the material and execution is just nothing short of a revelation, unloc… Read more
Denmark's Damien Dubrovnik return to Alter with a 2nd LP of studied noise prurience. "Copenhagen-based industrial duo Damien Dubrovnik (aka Posh Isolation founders Loke Rahbek and Christian Stadsgaard) follow up 2013's First Burning Attraction (ALT 008LP) with Vegas Fountain. Rahbek and Stadsgaard have continued to be consistently busy as label bosses but even more so as artists, performing more frequently worldwide and building a reputation for their fierce and powerful live show. They have also continued to hone their craft in the studio and found a working rhythm in which their li… Read more
Like bloody buses, Warp roll out another nugget from Aphex Twin with alternate versions of 'MARCHROMT30A Edit 2b' and 'XMAS_EVET1 N' off the Japanese and worldwide versions of 'Syro'. The first edit starts up sounding like Haswell spatterblatz before melting breaks and willowing chords across the synapsez with signature AFXian lushness, whereas the fast mix does it all again at a spannered 45rpm, resulting queerer, creamier tunings. The alternate mix of 'XMAS_EVET1 N' is half the length of the original, nipped and licked like some gem from ICBYD.
**Deviant breakbeats and hair-brained Moog wig-outs. Deadly!!!** "As an artist whose name has become mutually synonymous with the instrument he plays Bruce Ditmas is a very unique heavy musician from one of those special tightknit communities that tried (and almost succeeded) to change the facade of progressive pop music and jazz via musical technology. Raised in Miami (an unknown incubator for future synthesists) Bruce carved the image of a teen prodigy playing jazz drums at the most exclusive Miami Beach hotels. After being whisked off to New York by none other that July Garland he became… Read more
**Includes download code redeemable from the label** The amorphous mass of Gnod indulge their definition of psychedelia in the nearly two hour-long session of 'Infinity Machines' for Rocket Recordings. Since their last major group release, 'Ingnodwetrust' (2011), they showed much promise by largely ditching guitars and swerving toward all-out electronics and nuanced songwriting in their component units - 'Gnod Presents.. Dwellings & Druss', Negra Branca's 'N B' - but here they return to a more-is-more approach, roping in crucial additions from Sam Weaver (modular electronics) and David MacLea… Read more
**Exceptional psych-o-tronic trips for fans of Mordant Music, Bellows, The Stranger or BEB!** Berlin's Another Dark Age label claim an idiosyncratic nether ground with LST's aleatoric enigma, 'Th Duo'. Staking a unique position just behind the ear, right at the back of your bonce, Melbourne's Tarquin Manek (a.k.a. half of BEB's Tarcar) quietly mines his very own "lo-sci-fi" style in this series of nine corrupted memory implants meshing frayed nerves and fragmented, extra-terrestrial frequencies. The process of 'Th Duo''s creation, junked together from recordings made on mobile phones and micro cassettes,… Read more
**Limited White vinyl edition of** Bolt the doors and board your windows: The Zombi Anthology is finally out there! Thee most sought-after work by Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra's infamous duo is presented on wax for the first time, summoning their earliest work circa 2001 off a self-released CDr, collected together with their subsequent 'Twilight Sentinel' EP, written for a tour with Providence, RI's Daughters in 2003. This is arguably some of their strongest material, bar none, hence it's been in demand ever since. It captures the duo first really coming to terms with their horror score ob… Read more
**Edition of 400** Charlemagne Palestine 'Bell Studies' is a record that brings tremendous joy to our day. Recorded circa 1965 by the august composer on the 26-bell carillon of Taylor bells at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 53rd Street and 5th Avenue, NYC, during his seven year stint of playing them every day from 15 years old until he left to study and teach at CalArts in 1970. Earning him the nickname, the Quasimodo of midtown NYC, these sessions attracted a seminal and diverse crowd of fans, including Moondog, John Cage and Tony Conrad and likely hundreds, if not thousands m… Read more
**Strictly Limited White 7" flexi disc with bonus 18 minute track download redeemable from the label - 30 minutes total** Northumberland's Alt.vinyl serve a spectral flexidisc spin-off from :zoviet*france: and Fossil Aerosol Mining Project's 'Patina Pooling' (2014) album. Presented on the perfect, malleable format for their rusted ambient ruminations, 'Flexible Pooling' embraces the flexi disc's infidelities, using its proneness to erosion to convey an ever-changing meaning to the music within, much the same way that the album it was spawned from was susceptible to intentional "dama… Read more
*First ever official LP reissue of this 1974 classic - Remastered limited gatefold 180 gram vinyl LP. Includes 2 unreleased tracks & exclusive notes by Alvin Lucia* Spiritual cousin to the psyche-liturgy of The Electric Prunes' 1968 "Mass in F Minor" and William Sheller's 1972 masterwork "Lux Aeterna", "Il Sorriso Del Grande Tentatore" is a vital, beautiful, frightening and yet essentially forgotten chapter in the storied discography of lauded composer Ennio Morricone. Includes two previously unreleased tracks. Morricone's favourite Morricone and exclusive liner notes by Alvin Lucia, original poster artwork and photos.
'Imaginary Choreography' is a heaven-sent Italian ambient guitar and synth obscurity originally issued in 1984. Thanks to Paris' Antinote crew, it's been dug out and buffed up for reissue, sharing six patterns of deliquescent arpeggios and airborne pulses fringed with neat, floral guitar lines and punctuated by beautifully crisp drum machines like some Jan Hammer dream sequence or a feathered cousin of Franco Falsini.
**"Bright white" and "Onyx black" wax housed in die-cut jacket** "From director Ana Lily Amirpour and Executive Producer Elijah Wood, "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night" is a Western vampire noir set in a small Iranian town that has an effortlessly cool soundtrack featuring music from artists such as Kiosk, Radio Tehran, and Federale. With no solo composer providing a score, the sound of the film has instead been curated by Amirpour with a variety of tracks selected to supply a unique atmosphere, recalling less traditional vampire films such as "Near Dark" and "Only Lovers Le… Read more
*Extremely limited copies available again* Certainly the most anticipated release from Rod Modell's Deepchord project, this incredible triple package also marks the debut emission from the Echospace imprint, a label curated and steered by Modell in conjunction with Soultek's Steve Hitchell (Hitchell and Modell are also writing together under the Echospace moniker, with their debut efforts included here with 4 tracks and soon due for an appearance on the Modern Love imprint for a series of twelves). Apart from the fact that this album has taken several months to painstakingly put together "Vanta… Read more
"Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm has fast become know as a prolific performer and recording artist with the piano at the core of his work. Piano Day is an official body created by Nils and his closest friends, and will house various exciting, piano-related projects. The first project revealed by the Piano Day team is the building of what will be currently largest upright piano there is, the Klavins M370. Situated in Germany, Tübingen, 1.8 tons in weight, 3.7 meters high, its longest strings are about 10 feet in length. And it was on this piano that Nils recorded eight improvised piano motifs in one… Read more
**The earliest Muslimgauze recordings circa 1982-83, mastered from the original tapes and previously only available on a limited vinyl run a decade ago, now finally repressed in an individually numbered edition of 300 copies housed in a heavyweight tip on-style gatefold - if you want to hear Muslimgauze sounding like Dopplereffekt - this is an absolute must** 'Complete Oblique' comprehensively establishes the roots and early years of Bryn Jones a.k.a. Muslimgauze. Collecting all 3 of Jones' impossible-to-find cassettes for Kinematograph Tapes rele… Read more
EPM present two definitive aspects of Detroit techno. Robert Hood offers one of his signature minimal techno propulsion systems with the tunnelling, darkside 'Shaker', before boosting the energy levels with an organ-burning Floorplan 'Ritual' in his gospel-techno guise.
A synthwave classic reissued for the first time in over 30 years - edition of 500 copies on 160gm black vinyl. Berlin's Mannequin present a facsimile recreation of the original release, faithfully remastered by Rude 66 and including the dark, stepping goth rocket of the title track backed with two blue smokers in the cabaret noir of 'It Feels Like 1925' and the neo-folksy jangle of 'Danse Macabre'. All lyrics included on rear of jacket. Tip!
**Hand-numbered out of 250 copies** Gang of Ducks get weirder with this dispatch of Badalamenti-esque knackered techno from a black hole in Turin, Italy. The rather mysterious XIII offers a tortuous session weaving thru collapsed techno structures and darkside synth zones to numbed EBM trance and '90s ambient indictators across 'No (The Relative Effect of Explication)', before culminating in a series of collaborations with fellow ducks, Sabla, Traag and Vaghe Stelle. The A-side is really special, tripping lines between the kind of Italian industrial ambient feel heavily re… Read more
**A captivating slab, conjured live - no loops or overdubs - by superhuman saxophonist Colin Stetson and Arcade Fire' violinist, Sarah Neufeld. How on earth do they achieve that low end?! 180g vinyl in heavyweight jacket with black poly-lined dust sleeve, insert, poster, and download code** "Two of Constellation's acclaimed solo instrumental artists join forces on this tremendous new album of original compositions for horn and violin. Stetson and Neufeld first began playing in duo formation while on tour together as soloists in 2012, joining each other on stage… Read more
**Edition of 500** Two of Copenhagen's most virulent collaborators meet again in this coarsely textured and visceral tribute to 'The Female Form'. Both long-serving members of the Posh Isolation posse, Loke Rahbek (Croatian Amor, Damien Dubrovnik, Lust For Youth) and Frederikke Hoffmeier a.k.a. Puce Mary have orbited each other for years, and were previously coupled up on 'The Closed Room' (2011), the first in a trilogy of collaborations, this being their 2nd. Recording at the loci of Copenhagen's Mayhem Complex as well as Stockholm's revered EMS facility, they animate a series… Read more
William T. Burnett adopts his spirit animal guise, Black Deer, for a shamanistic return to the No 'Label'. 'Pray For Us' channels twin inspirations from deepest house, shoegazing drone electronics and Native American percussion rituals to elevate the 'floor to a higher place. The A-side is all about hypnotic, insistent momentum, manifest in the entrancing clapping rhythms and rolling bass of the title track and a gauzily radiant lather of loops yoked to peyote boogie groove in 'Leaving The Station'. B-side, the trip calms down to the mystic congos and pealing harmonic hallucinati… Read more
*Re-Press* at long last the remastered edition is back in, pressed up on glorious double vinyl and housed in the original artwork...
'Faith In Strangers’ was written and produced between January 2013 and June 2014, and was edited and sequenced in late July this year. Making use of on an array of instruments, field recordings, found sounds and vocal treatments, it’s a largely analogue variant of hi-tech production styles arcing from the dissonant to the sublime. The first two tracks recorded during these early sessions bookend the release, the opener ‘Time Away’ featuring Euphonium played by Kim Holly Thorpe and last track ‘Missing’ a contribution by Stott’s occasional vocal collaborator Alison Skidmore who also appe… Read more
Shackleton triggers another tribalist chain reaction with 'Deliverance Series No. 2'. Shack presents two extended trips subtly refining his craft to a fluid, rhythmelodic flux sparking with vital, hypnotic energy. The eleven minute 'Dominion Rings' coolly charges up percolating drums and fizzing synth dynamics to a signature lather of lilting groove and keening pads linked with a lattice of dub-fried electronics to a staggered polymetric finale. 'Cast The Die' deals in a more worldly fusion of Eastern-gazing chant, Raga-like motifs and natty percussive patter with a queered eldritch quality that's Shackleton to the core.
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