Thursday, 02 July
*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.
**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
Thursday, 25 June
**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
'Dream memory' is the 2nd album of soul-burning celestial synth music by Implodes guitarist Ken Camden for Kranky. Drawing upon Indian raga, chamber-like plainsong and classic kosmiche, it's a richly synaesthetic and heightened sensory experience harmonised to the rafters and radiating lushness from every angle.
Danse Noire present a darker shade of Haf Haf with 'This Sick Beat' following up the Italian producer's 'Notch' [Gang of Ducks, 2014]. Backed with a killer Gatekeeper remix and self-described as "sad music for a sad life", Haf Haf's 2nd EP revolves three wickedly misshapen, amorphous takes on techno, hip hop and lysergic electronica, spooling out from the screwed modes of 'Kuro No Meiro' to the knackered trudge of 'The Wasabi That You Ate' with its excellent use of watery, Youtube-like compression, and the intra-dimensional seepage of 'Blue Dragon'. On the remix, Brooklyn's Gatekeeper pursue… Read more
**The French synth-pop freaks return in colourful, spiky fashion** "Their new album ‘NO VOID’ is now being released on SHITKATAPULT, whose label slogan ‘Special Musick for Special People’ fits perfectly to the often euphorically rocking music of the French duo. DAT POLITICS themselves refer to their latest LP as a “hallucinating ride in a space roller coaster: scary and funny!” This time around, their songs took shape once again under influences outside of music such as astronomy, philosophy and programming language as well as surrealism, fantasy films and their own dreams. The nine tracks, all… Read more
**Edition of 250, includes free download** "Peptalk is Michael Carter (electronics), Shayna Dunkelman (percussion) and Angelica Negron (voice). The band was born in Oakland, CA where electronic musician Mike Carter and percussionist Shayna Dunkelman were inspired by how mid-century exotica artists like Esquivel, Robert Drasnin and Martin Denny used percussion with bird calls, synthesizers and orchestra instruments to envision strange faraway places. Mike and Shayna upped and left for Brooklyn, where they met composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Angelica Negron. Drawing on their shared love of … Read more
"Through beautifully crafted songs such as “Station” and “Painter (Valentine)”, the 18-year old, Southport, England-raised artist has created a unique sonic identity, mixing sparse, minimal electronic production with gorgeous, emotive songwriting."
Thursday, 18 June
*Simon Pomery aka Blood Music returns with a new EP for Diagonal, including a stellar remix from Luke Younger, aka Helm* Simon Pomery makes an emphatic return to Diagonal with the Taiko fire of ‘Chicks’, the brutal percussive workout of Badgering’ and a hardcore remix from Helm. On this long-gestated follow-up to 2013’s eponymous EP, the Blood Music project continues to rage, syncing Taiko-inspired drumming patterns with vicious metal guitar dissonance and contact mic haptics. ‘Chicks’ runs at an over-stepping, febrile EBM heart rate, pelting modular palpitations made alongside Russ… 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
"‘S. Araw “Trio” XI’ is a new configuration of the Sun Araw Band, the live action collaborative branch of Sun Araw. Over the course of several studio dates in Hollywood, California, “Trio” players Cameron Stallones, Alex Gray and Mitchell Brown (with no prior intentions of doing any such thing) successfully planted a garden of ‘non-dimensional’ objects, not only spontaneously generating these objects but also mastering their nurture and cultivation. ‘Gazebo Effect’ is a double vinyl nocturnal stroll into the depths of the garden, its upper lawns and outbuildings. The li… Read more
*2LP on 180G vinyl, plus a copy of the CD free inside* Dr. Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann a.k.a. The Orb return to Kompakt with 'Moonbuilding 2073 AD' - their 16th studio album and first for Kompakt in a decade. The pair still sound like a pair of stoners making music for themselves to hotbox the studio, and that's pretty much exactly what their legion followers are after. 'Moonbuilding 2703 AD' breaks down to four extended pieces, each one swimming in oceanic sub-bass and swarming with psychedelic FX. 'God's Mirrorball' hovers into first with their patented formula… Read more
"New Once, the debut Styles Upon Styles release from Sacramento multi-instrumentalist Zac Nelson, dives deep into the worlds of pop, folk, psychedelia and rock with a raw but passionate style of colorful, experimentally-inclined (but always catchy) compositions. The LP is a sharply-hewn slice of Californian pop eccentricity, clocking in at just over 20 minutes with 9 distinct, densely layered pop miniatures. Born in Illinois and based in Sacramento, Zac Nelson's discography of pop experiments across a myriad of personas, collaborations and solo affairs include work with ALAK and Biosexual, recor… Read more
Thursday, 11 June
*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
**Hand-numbered edition of 500. Includes download code** No Corner serve up the stygian soul of Jabu and chester giles' 'Slow Hands' on a one-sided 7" lick for the late night fiends. Working at a quasi-speed crawl with splashing cymbals and shimmering rhodes motif, chester giles complements the vibe with ponderous poetry amplifying the lethargic atmosphere until a gorgeous denouement from Jabu's vocal half, Alex Rendell, offers a redemptive closing. It's "Achingly smooth", according to the one like Steve Barker.
*180g vinyl - includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* A remastered reissue of Air's classic 1997 EP Premiers Symptomes.
*180g vinyl - includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* A remastered reissue of Air's classic 1998 album Moon Safari.
*180g vinyl - Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* "Released in 2000, The Virgin Suicides was director Sofia Coppola’s first feature film, Kirsten Dunst’s first major screen role, and Air’s first foray into film scoring. This 15Th Anniversary Deluxe Edition features a remastered version of the original soundtrack, plus a full download."
*Due to the size and weight of this item we can only ship to UK & Ireland, USA, Benelux, France, Germany and Denmark. If you are in another European country please contact us for postage costs* *15th Anniversary Deluxe Boxset - including the Original Soundtrack on 180g vinyl and CD, "Playground Love" EP, 10 unreleased live tracks, 2 posters, VIP Pass and digital download voucher redeemable from the label* "Released in 2000, The Virgin Suicides was director Sofia Coppola’s first feature film, Kirsten Dunst’s first major screen role, … Read more
One of Reckno's finest transfers to Ramp for the elegantly weightless trap gauze of 'New Palms', including a cameo from Joane Skyler. In equilibrium between street brawn and more unstable, airy headspace his five cuts give trap a trippier overhaul in the fractious 'New Palms' and jerk off dubstep in the dibby 'Bastet', whereas 'Stevie Nicks' flits in soft focus like a ghosted Clams Casino and 'Nichiren' teeters cut-up glossolalia and fibrillating trap tics in mid-air before turning footwork in a blink. It's left to his collaboration with Joane Skyler to provide the most memorable moment from a… Read more
Thursday, 04 June
*Gatefold 2LP finally available* Dasha Rush fully explores her latent ambient side with 'Sleepstep', her debut suite of tech-nocturnes for Raster Noton. It's quite a departure from her sleek, signature club sound, largely leaving the big kicks at home and heading towards dark, brooding scapes and skeletal rhythms perfused with her own vocals and icy-fingered melodies. The ambient/sound design aspect is a constant throughout Dasha's oeuvre, whether in the drone elements or expansive club track intros like LADA's 'Indust' or in her work for Fullpanda sub-label, Hunger To Create. But… Read more
*Limited single sided white vinyl 10" housed in silk screened sleeve, hand-numbered insert with notes and notation, plus photograph. Edition of 300** Most unsettling record of the week award goes to Erik Bünger and Jan-Filip Tupa with 'The Empire Never Ended' for the excellent Infinite Greyscale series (cue baffled round of applause). Explanation is required: In 2006 researcher Thomas Knoefel found a mysterious, single-sided 78rpm record at the Society for Psychical Research archive in London. It was a reverse cut, meaning the record played from the centre label out, and contained… Read more
**3LP on marbled vinyl** 'Imagine The Future' is ASC's magnum opus, no doubt about it. Emboldened with iMAX-sized production values and framed with cinematic vision, it arrives after a relatively fallow couple of years for ASC, galvanising his strongest aspects - emotive melodic arrangements, hyper-crisp sound design, massive bass sculptures - into a stunning album-come-soundtrack for an as yet unwritten sci-fi. We've seen his own productions and those of his Auxilliary inner circle, such as Synth Sense, Central Industrial, and Sam KDC, keening towards this direction for half a decade now, w… Read more
Air's Jean-Benoît Dunckel cuts a solemn figure as 'The Man Of Sorrow'. Reviving his dormant alias for the 1st time since 2006's 'Darkel' album, JB coaxes four tracks of sanguine Gallic lounge music with a chamber-like poise, all plush string arrangements, acoustic strums and breathy vocals strung out like a black cat on opium reclined afore a lush landscape in a Parisian mansion. The epitome of sophistication, eh?
**Includes download** "With a sound as quintessentially British as the picturesque Hertfordshire village that they call home, Maribou State present their debut album. Portraits sees Chris Davids and Liam Ivory exemplify the sort of rare but precious sonic harmony that has made their name so far: equal parts emotive instrumentation and sturdy rhythms, stark soundscapes and rich textures. Featuring longtime collaborator Pedestrian (2nd Drop / Born Electric) as well as vocalists Holly Walker and Jono McCleery, the album takes on a subtle dynamism and natural warmth redolent of G… Read more
"Automat is: Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Haut), Achim Färber (Project Pitchfork, Prag, Philipp Boa), Georg Zeitblom (Sovetskoe Foto). The Berlin-based trio has recorded an exceptional album. Denser and yet even more unflinching than the debut they released one year ago, PLUSMINUS recalls the mysterious monolith in Stanley Kubrick’s '2001'. There’s nothing here that one could hold onto, and yet so much of it that the listener is transported into a kind of trance. While its predecessor was still characterized by prominent guest vocalists like Lydia Lunch, Blixa Bargeld and Genesis P-O… Read more
Thursday, 28 May
Feathered soul from Throwing Shade, with breathy vox by Emily Bee. "Her second EP ‘Fate Xclusive’ effortlessly covers ground between seductive downbeat pop (lead single ’Honeytrap’, vocalled by Emily Bee), pulsing club (‘4eva Fate’) and contemporary leftfield electronic music (‘Mirror’). All bear the rainbow fingerprints of her signature kaleidoscopic production style. The EP release sees her poised to build on a busy last 18 months and reach a wider audience. October 2013 saw her debut release – ‘Mystic Places’ – on Kassem Mosse’s Ominira imprint. In May 2014 she released the ’19 Jewel… Read more
*Superior Viaduct reissue this anti-pop masterpiece that truly defies categorization...* "ZNR was the French duo of Hector Zazou and Joseph Racaille (hence, Zazou 'n' Racaille) active in the mid to late '70s. Their 1976 debut, Barricade 3, is an anti-pop masterpiece that truly defies categorization; it makes perfect sense that ZNR appears on the infamous Nurse With Wound list. Featuring an array of seemingly dichotomous instruments (piano, synthesizers, woodwinds, electric guitar and more) as well as genuinely bizarre vocals, the album is composed of fifteen odd experiments using a loose framework o… Read more