*Due to ship next week!* *At long last available - Deluxe 3LP edition in a 6-panel, double-gatefold spot gloss package complete with printed lyrics* By Pitchfork's reckoning Dominick Fernow's discography now stands at over 150 releases long - so it isn't without much consideration that we say that 'Frozen Niagara Falls' is his defining, most exploratory and ultimately rewarding work to date. It's an epic undertaking too - spanning three LP's and including over an hour and a half of music, veering from the surprisingly contemplative destroyed-folk of 'Greenpoint' and … Read more
**Edition of 500 copies** Following on from that mighty Drum & Bass mixtape from Karl O’Connor, Sam and Hayley Kerridge's Berlin event series-turned-label return with a killer addendum to their first release - Kerridge's 'Always Offended Never Ashamed' album. These two new tracks are a clarion call to arms - both sides excerpted from a Kerridge live performance for the NTO, Berlin 2013. Convulsing chunks of distorted, heaving junglist venom on the A-side's brutal 'Sonic Instruments Of War #01', the flipside explores more abstract terrain thru vicious, atonal outbursts. Highly recommended if yr into the Downwards catalogue, HATE or recent material from Shapednoise.
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**Edition of 350 copies only housed in handmade textile artwork with inlay. Includes download of both albums dropped in your account** Berlin's exquisite Sonic Pieces present the shadowy solo piano and electro-acoustic compositions of Moon Ate The Dark's eponymous 2012 debut and follow-up side on vinyl for the first time, and in the same package. "Driven together by a shared love of film music and a mutual interest in repetition, Anna Rose Carter and Christopher Brett Bailey have been feeding pianos into guitar amplifiers since 2009. With their second album Moon Ate the … Read more
**Hospital Productions return with this strong new album from Exoteric Continent, edition of 500 copies, first 200 pressed up on Blue wax** Barcelona's Exoteric Continent grounds his first ever vinyl release following cassette drops for Opal Tapes and Second Sleep. Exploring ascetic techno and electronic noise, this vinyl edition combines both his 'Referèndum' tape volumes on one fine slab. Something of a relative outsider in the balearic climes of his home city, Arnau Sala Saez pushes an intense, probing sound, both with his own music and via closely associated cohorts N.M.O., or Amer… Read more
Shed cuts loose on this towering one-off for Hardwax label, The Final Experiment. A-side is a '90s-style breakbeat techno behemoth putting the boot in with thunderous kicks and armour-plated breaks, mercifully softened up with some really sweet pads at the drop. B-side, he rides with a ruder, heady halfstep in 'Final Distortion', and jumps back on that 2-step techno pivot with 'Up The Hills', whereas the brash thwack of 'Crystal Cubes' yearns for nasty, early Polygon Window styles.
**Deluxe, remastered reissue of Biosphere's seminal 1991 debut LP, now expanded with seven superb, unreleased bonus tracks from that formative ambient techno era** 'Microgravity' introduced the world to Geir Jenssen's Biosphere project and his patented electronic ambient sounds. The album was the first in a long line of work from Jenssen, and saw him fusing house-influenced beats with film samples and floating synthesized textures. As with the album's followup 'Patashnik', the most appropriate comparison would be to the early work of Richard D. James, but it also conta… Read more
** Edition of 300 Housed in screen-printed double gatefold jacket with bonus full colour booklet detailing laser scan techniques and ongoing archaeological work by Forestry Commission Scotland** Firecracker really push the coracle out with this gorgeous, sprawling collection of folk songs and pastoral ambience gloved in exquisite packaging by House of Traps. Conceived by Wounded Knee, Lord of the Isles, Other Lands, and House of Traps in conjunction with Forestry Commission Scotland, 'Mac Talla Nan Creag' is part heritage study, part whisky-sozzled travelogue; featuring the processed res… Read more
**Limited vinyl edition of Jacaszek's debut album composition for Touch, performed by Kwartludium. Includes a download code** "For the past decade or so, Polish musician Michal Jacaszek has been exploring a new, resolutely modern chapter in Eastern Europe’s long, storied love affair with classical music. His creations are painstakingly crafted collages of electronic textures and baroque instrumentation, harpsichords being swarmed by woolly static one minute and pulled apart by billowing wind the next. A push-and-pull tension runs deep and constant throughout. Ambi… Read more
**Gatefold LP** Facsimile, first ever vinyl reissue of Alice Coltrane's pivotal and utterly crucial 1970 album, 'Universal Consciousness', housed in heavyweight tip on-style gatefold. In the more than 40 years since it opened a whole new dimension for jazz music, the soaring vision and lush execution of this LP has influenced and inspired countless musicians and artists to search beyond their own horizons. Composed by and starring legendary harpist Alice Coltrane, with string arrangements transcribed by Ornette Coleman and featuring members of her husband, John… Read more
*Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, pressed on 140g 2xLP. Features photography by Kim Thue and artwork by Bill Kouligas* Luke Younger's Helm undergoes a captivating metamorphosis from noise agitator to industrial ambient alchemist with 'Olympic Mess', his new album for PAN. Prompted by a period of personal turmoil and a chaotic lifestyle on the road playing support for Danish punks, Ice Age; Younger expands his sonic palette here with nods to the loop-based structures and textural sensuality of balearic disco, dub techno and industrial music. When filtered into his patented mix of hi-fidel… Read more
**Edition of 300, new on Skam's Kasm label**The square root of hip hop, industrial and electronica, Jack Dangers a.k.a. Meat Beat Manifesto furnishes Skam's 2nd Kasm drop. As a major influence on the label's hybrid hip hop and techno aesthetics, MBM makes a logical inclusion in the series, following James Ruskin and Mark Broom's outing as The Fear Ratio with four cuts of skudgy, eldtrich acid and hip hop. Up top, he extrudes the malleable acid quirks and thrumming EBM bass of 'Nocebo' beside the pulsing, crepuscular house minimalism of 'Lurker'. Flipside, he unfurls the slippery acid drea… Read more
Kuedo and Joe Shakespeare's hugely promising Knives label debut the hyper-lucid constructs of J.G. Biberkopf with 'Ecologies', housed in suitably striking artwork by Joe Hamilton. Hailing from Lithuania, Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf has hatched a dramatic and immersive aesthetic, drawing upon cutting edge instrumental grime, net phenomenology and cyber-ambient sound design to patch collaged spheres working across club, theatre and digital radio contexts. As with the output of contemporary artists like T C F or Elysia Crampton, thru to his networked peers such as v1984 and Sentinl, J.G.B's music… Read more
Ships in 3 days'The Blue Quicksand Is Going Now' is the staggering debut album by Oliver Perryman a.k.a. FIS. In pursuit of a sound ecology reflecting the complex dynamics of nature thru electronic music, FIS' un-quantised, texturally abstract compositions have practically ripped the rug from beneath the feet of D&B, techno and ambient music to leave them spinning in gyroscopic hyperspace. Now, after a series of cultishly acclaimed singles for Samurai Horo, Exit and Tri Angle, a.o., he atomises that aesthetic to exhilarating and utterly arresting new levels, leaving the dancefloor and bedroom f… Read more
**7" square flexidisc with printed insert in PVC bag. Edition of 200 copies** In which the boundary-pushing Swedish composer presents a new recording of his 2010 homage to Cage's legendary '4'33"' work, namely '4'33" - for electric guitar (broken amplifier version)'. The patina of crackle and fuzz within proves perfectly suited to the flexidisc format's inherent infidelity, playing its own integral part in bringing the composition's ideas of absence and minimalism into stark, tangible focus. This is Carl Michael Von Hausswolff's 3rd recorded dedication to the towering influen… Read more
*Strictly Limited - Comes In a handmade Letterpress sleeve designed and printed By Marta Dos Santos* Kieran Hebden's Text gives up his and Steve Reid's fiery, crowd-pleasing cover version of Derrick May's 'Strings of Life', recorded live at the Green Man Festival in August 2006. As you can tell from the applause, the duo's ruffneck, spiralling cover goes down a treat, with the late, legendary New York City sticksman Reid bashing and splashing wild breaks around Hebden's scrambled electronics and giddy piano riffs. On the B-side, they reprise that febrile atmospheres of creat… Read more
"Future Times is very pleased to introduce this killer 12" to the globe, a serious disc by JACK J. His 12" for Mood Hut last year flipped many wigs and this 12" is further proof that the dude is full-fledged. "Thirstin'" takes the day-in-the-life quintessence of "Something (On My Mind)" even farther, using his voice to beautify the sparkling, spaced track. The B-Side "Atmosphère" is just as mighty, as Jack channels a velvet Patrick Adams vibe in this gorgeous instrumental, the pianos in particular take the song to a galactic place. Both tracks feel like you could live inside them, each as good for w… Read more
**Deluxe double gatefold 140 gram 2LP reissue of Umiliani's sought-after classic Italian film score - Remaster and sound restoring done by Roberto Zamori at Film Music Art Studio** "Hold your breath... This is the soundtrack to the 1964 spy movie directed by Romano Ferrara (Roy Freemount) and starring Carol Walker, Luciano Marin and Mary Luger. Composed and directed by Piero Umiliani, Intrigo A Los Angeles is one of the best and rarest soundtracks he ever did, with original copies sold for around 600 euro. Featuring Nini Rosso, CHET BAKER, Bill Gilmore,… Read more
**Limited gatefold white vinyl 2LP, includes MP3 download code** 'In-Between' marks the momentous return of Arovane, in collaboration with Hior Chronik, to the ambient serenity of his much-adored early '00s releases for CCO and DIN. More than ten years ago, Uwe Zhan a.k.a. Arovane left the IDM/electronica world, seemingly for good, with the delicate prisms of 'Lillies', only to reappear in 2013 with a more angular, beats-driven style in 'Ve Palor' for n5MD. Now teaming up with Greek composer Hior Chronik, Arovane returns to expand upon the tranquil, hyaline sounds and lump-in-throat… Read more
Dreader UK pressure from Bristol via London on PAN affiliate Beneath's Mistry label, coined for his peers and like-minded bass cadets. The label's 4th drop is Laksa's first, framing the ruggedest UK house sounds with red-eyed night vision. 'Draw For The' strides over the A-side with drunken master style; all sloshing subs and roiling drums inna cold and brittle echo chamber style. B-side, 'Baded' drops the tempo a few notches but brings up the celsius at the same time, finding a woozy sub-tropical swagger in its hard surfaces and synthetic bird calls, whilst 'Touchdown' forges a killer sort of bl… Read more
RP Boo, the OG source of all things Chicago footwork, comes correct with a killer 2nd solo album for Planet Mu. 'Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints' is an armoury of battle trax for the 'floor, delivered with a conviction and density of energy that's impossible to ignore if you're into electronic dance music or the lineage of Afro-American sonics. As with its predecessor, 'Legacy', this album is a showcase of RP Boo's finely-honed dancer's instinct and incisive sampling technique, using uniquely fractured motifs and complex repetitions to reconfigure our physiology, so firmly attu… Read more
*Limited and individually numbered trifold 3LP. Hyperdub and Chicago's Teklife powerhouse join forces in tribute to footwork pioneer DJ Rashad* 'Next Life' provides the broadest, most crucial overview of Chicago's febrile, fertile footwork scene you'll likely hear in 2014, running bullets from brand new producers such as DJ Phil, DJ Tre, Boylan, and Sirr Two along with bombs from elders like DJ Spinn, RP Boo, Traxman, and of course DJ Rashad, plus a handful of aces from the scene's non-Chicago cousins. Pushed to pick instant favourites, we'd draw for the mellow pressure of … Read more
Blawan reveals his bleakest, most bleached-out and finest constructions on his second modular techno session for his Ternesc label. In contrast to the all-out barrage of 'Warm Tonal Touch', these trax are reduced to bare, viscous vibrations and spooked sci-fi atmospheres in four parts. A-side sets a shivering tone with the sputtering bass pattern and gloomy ambient motifs of 'Hanging Out With The Birds', for 'Mine Oh Mine' to pick up the pace while concentrating the vibes to serpentine effect somewhere between Baby Ford & Ifach Collective's 'Sacred Mahcine' and recent Vereker/Restraint … Read more
*Includes poster* Badboy Beneath rolls out his most substantial collection for a while with 'Shlocky' for Berceuse Heroique. His follow-up to the 'Vobes EP' [PAN, 2014] delivers 4 pressurised, shoulder-barging rollers cherry-picking from the last 25 years of rave music and updating its essence with an austere sense of modernism. In '50/50' he comes off like early '90s Shiver clashing late '90s Optical, whilst the crushed swagger of 'Freeze' feels like Digital doing UKF. In the crushed swagger of 'Soho' he spend nearly eight minutes exploring the crankiest syncopation of ruddy dancehall and dread tec… Read more
Dark Entries plate up a necessary and acrid taste of Smersh's cranky industrial dance prototypes with this 1983 -1993 compilation, 'Super Heavy Solid Waste'. Following on from the 'Cassette Pets' compilation, this set ransacks the duo's extensive arsenal to squeeze in all the other mad nuggets they couldn't fit in the first time around. Further proving their position as forerunners of the mongrel, junkyard techno aesthetic adopted by everyone from Prostitutes to Helena Hauff and Powell, the set revolves eight scabbed and ruffneck cuts ranging from the jagged metallic drums … Read more
Dark Entries pack four definitive mid-late '80s industrial/disco zingers by Yello co-founder, Carlos Peron, in one essential platter. Named after its incredible B-side cut, 'A Dirty Song' - which was a single in its own right - this is effectively a compilation drawing from four records produced and released between 1980 and 1986. Well known as cornerstones of Belgium's influential New Beat scene, the A-side cuts, 'Nothing is Permitted; Everything is True' - taken from a 1984 album of the same name - and 'Breakin' In' were both written in the early '80s and later issued on the 'Talk to the … Read more
Oscar Mulero's Warm Up serve two shots of big room techno thunder by Sleeparchive, backed with the boss's own, slinkier remixes. On top, Sleeparchive pushes the strapping 16th note synth pulses and 909 pelt of 'Windows 057', and the long dark techno tunnel of 'Windows 092' for the bruxist monkeys; down below Mulero trims the former to pizzicato arpeggios and rumbling kicks, and streamlines the latter to a brain burrowing sub-aquatic acid sound.
More killer business from Dug Out, the label run by Honest Jons and Hard Wax. This one features certified, legendary Roots Reggae from 1983, pulled for the 2015 reissue. Still a healthy bit of vinyl noise on this new pressing but, considering the might of the original and the dub-wrecked Part 2, plus the fact it's nigh-on-impossible to find an original, you'd be a pedant to complain. Tip!
Alex Cobb, the soul behind the Taiga Remains alias and Students of Decay label, enchants with an expansive quartet of ghostly drone compositions in 'Chantepleure'. He sets a rarified, almost ecclesiastical air with the solemn poise of 'Prayer Ring', followed thru and expanded in the thicker layers of drone harmonics in melting from 'Anselin', whereas the more succinct arrangement of 'Disporting with a Shadow' acts as a sweeter, space-resetting palate cleanser for the intimate and glacially paced 16 minutes of shimmering harmonics in 'Path of Appearance'.
*Our album of the year 2014 - now back in on vinyl. Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** Mica Levi ov Micachu and The Shapes presents an outstanding original soundtrack for Jonathan Glazer's acclaimed alien stalker-in-Glasgow flick, 'Under The Skin'. Abstract in the extreme, especially for such a relatively mainstream production starring a major Hollywood actress (Scarlett Johansson), Mica Levi's soundtrack really impresses with an uncompromising orchestration of tense, discordant strings, muffled percussions and frozen drones coming off li… Read more
*Re-press edition of 200 copies - Exceptional slab of squashed, Afro-centric psychedelia and hypnotic Footwork from Low Jack’s Editions Gravats label made in an edition of 350 copies* Low Jack and Jean Carval’s Gravats label open 2015 with a killer new album from prolific psych-drone artist High Wolf under his Black Zone Myth Chant alias. ‘Mane Thecel Phares’ is a wigged-out trip thru Afro-centric, riddim-driven psychedelia, breaking down the boundaries between Sun Ra, DJ Screw, and Vox Populi! with a smoked-out, blurry vision heightening the effects already felt in his migh… Read more
**Includes download code** Sheela Rahman a.k.a. Xosar relinquishes her first LP of hypnotic analog techno to Black Opal. Well versed in analog hardware craft, Xosar is responsible for a string of acclaimed 12"s on Crème Organization, Rush Hour and L.I.E.S. over the last three years. 'Let Go' is her most substantial offering to date, presenting seven cuts of faded house and psychedelic techno according to a mystic agenda. They could be underground classics in an alternate uchronia where they didn't get digital until much later in their species' evolution, leaving this notional race raving to future prim… Read more
**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
**Edition of 500** Islam Chipsy and EEK bottle febrile street energy on vinyl with their first-ever studio recordings for Nashazphone. Pursuing last year's 'Live at the Cairo High Cinema Institute', this LP captures band-leader Islam Chipsy pinging rainbow-coloured synth scales across the scudding, rapid-fire percussion of Islam Ta'ta' and Khaled Mando in four parts recorded at Cairo's 100Copies studio. If you've been lucky enough to catch Chipsy and the lads live, then you'll know exactly what to expect from their sub-tropical dance cyclone; if not, this record is a perfect place to start. We can recog… Read more
**First edition comes in a bespoke, heavyweight tip on-style gatefold with exclusive, extensive sleeve notes by Andy Votel plus contributions from Thurston Moore, Kieran Hebden and others. Remastered from original tapes, housed in artwork based on one of the rarest European posters for the film's initial release in '73** Finders Keepers trump everyone with the first ever vinyl pressing of Alejandro Jodorowsky, Don Cherry and Ronal Frangipane's amazing "lost" soundtrack to 'The Holy Mountain' - cue cups of tea spilt on keyboards and beards sparking everywhere! Arguably the epit… Read more
Kieran Hebden a.k.a. Four Tet takes a proggy saunter from hybrids of Indian classical music and House to Kosmische and rustling breaks on his 8th solo studio album. 'Morning/Evening was first conceived in summer 2014 and completed early 2015 to follow the frayed and fractured pirate/rave buzz of 'Beautiful Rewind' with a more open, rolling and entrancing framework. It's a sound that dovetails his love of long-format jazz records with the play-thru hypnosis of DJing, layering far flung yet neatly compatible elements around repetitive and subtly morphing templates for up to and over 20 minute… Read more
Hyperdub pull out a posthumous collection of unreleased DJ Rashad bangers. All tried and tested in the circle, they get wild in a variety of styles, from the discofied DJ Spinn hook-up, 'CCP2', and the soul-belting burn of 'Vause I Know U Feel' with Gant-Man, to the strobing Footwork hyper-funk of 'Ya Hot', feat. Taso, and the virulent blend of trapped siren stabs, palpitating subs and darkside D&B-style synth lashes in 'Do Not Fuck With', which could well be one of the most FWD, unique footwork cuts we've heard, no messing. R.I.P. Rashad.
The legendary late '80s psych-noise-rock titans return with their first new material in 25 years. Now revolving original member Robert Hampson (vocals, guitars) - who would go on to start Main - plus Scott Dawson (guitar) and Neil Mackay (bass), augmented by Wayne Maskell on drums. Re-emerging into a scene full of bearded men churning out their own take on monotonous psych-rock, Loop show 'em how it's done in four parts, from the motorik nod of 'Precession' to tenderised feedback manipulations in 'Coma', and an almighty 17 minute blow-out banking raga drones and full flight chug with 'Radial'.
Nonplus trigger a keenly awaited series of Source Direct remasters + remixes with their Hokusai killer, 'Black Rose' (1996), reworked by Blawan. This is truly momentous stuff, illuminating a pivotal pinnacle of '90s dance music for a new generation whilst also providing fresh, state-of-the-art context thru modern scenes. Beloved of everyone from Kode 9 to Nonplus+'s infamous boss, Boddika, the original 'Black Rose' is an unparalleled blueprint for mid '90s jungle, a 'marish phantasia of slashing strings, bowel-spilling Reese bass and ouroboros-like breakbeats chasing their tai… Read more
*2015 reissue on Magic Wire - limited edition Pink Vinyl pressing* Deriving its name from a lost, mythical continent, Lemurian has little to do with lost undersea cities and the like, although there is something ever so slightly fantastical about these heavily compressed instrumental hip hop productions and their evocative song titles: 'Lens Flare Lagoon' conjures up the glistening, watery effect suggested by its name, and 'Buried Coral Banks' has a Boards Of Canada-meets-Jacques Cousteau feel that's hard not to love. Incongruous with all this, interlude tracks like the gratuit… Read more
**2LP set. Includes etching on 4th side** Stunning, revelatory set of sweeping electronic composition by the late Mitar Subotić, a.k.a. Rex Ilusivii (The King of Illusions), dug out by Salon Des Amateurs resident Vladimir Ivkovic to mint his Offen Music imprint. 'In The Moon Cage' captures six lush and spellbinding shots of previously unheard material realised by the Serbian producer circa 1988, framing a vast, digitally-rendered world perfused with Eastern-enchanted vocals, amorphous synth scapes, balearic bird calls and plangent ambient guitar work tripping lines between abstract, es… Read more
*White vinyl* Techno hypnotist, Rrose, returns to Eaux with the pocket watch attractions of 'For Aquantice'. Made up like the unholy offspring of Papa Lazarou and Norman Bates in mummy's boy mode, Rrose peddles three patented and mindbending wormholes, subtly sucking us in with Eleh-esque purist sine tones to the rasping rhythmic skeleton of 'Levitate' and the recursive abyss of 'Vellum' on the A-side, whereas the sleek, pulsating throbs and spiralling oscillations of B-side's 'Signs' take hold with intra-venus strength and potency. They're proper deep brain and tissue stimulators.
Excellent debut of stylish, brooding, and muscular techno by Emanuele Porcinai and Sciahri (Ilian Tape) a.k.a. UNKNOT. Hailing from Florence, Italy, via Manchester, England, the duo's debut platter collects four precisely measured reductions of rolling techno and diffuse yet heavily impending atmospheric sound designs exceptional for their grittily fluid momentum and capacity for classic horror suspense. Up top they make a ghostly impression with the stone-carved abstractions of 'Modem' working somewhere between Metasplice, Autechre and Raime, whilst 'Magha' stomps out 4/4 scifi-techno terrain betwe… Read more
**Includes A4 insert** Lethal breakbeat and squashed techno lashes on the debut from Gramrcy, backed with cracking Bruce and Hodge remixes for Berceuse Heroique sub-label, Ancient Monarchy. Goin' like it's '92 again, the new-blood producer spins on a proper breakbeat 'ardcore pivot with the swarming darkside stings and ruthless misbehaviour of 'Ruffian', which is duly yoked up to 2015 standards in a crushing Bruce remix making sterling use of youtube-style compression and smartly following up his Hessle Audio debut. On the turn, Gramrcy inverts to a dense, stomach-rumbling dub core and gutted jungle… Read more
*Vinyl Edition long out-of-print, finally re-pressed* The precious bloodline of British dread music circulates through Raime's riveting debut album. Two years since their eponymous 12" - Blackest Ever Black's first release - sounded a mandate-like synthesis of late '70s industrial gloom, palsied techno and burned-out breakbeats with a gothic elan, they've come to epitomise the label's aesthetic whilst remaining its most elusive, enigmatic operators, flitting from surround sound installations to chastening mixtapes and now this monolithic LP. In that time, their ambitions have r… Read more
*One of Prurient's most sought-after albums now issued on vinyl for the first time, remastered and cut by Matt Colton, housed in a hot-foil printed sleeve* At long last Prurient presents his incredible 'Cocaine Death' pressed on vinyl for the first time. Collecting three C10 tapes individually issued in 2007 - 'Cocaine Death', 'Caribbean Overdose' and 'Tylenol Murders' - released on CD in 2008, it serves to highlight some of the most viscerally affective, evocative material in Dominick Fernow's arsenal. The opening "Pretext (Bahamian Burial)" sets the scene well and avoids easy c… Read more