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Friday, 11 September
Ships in 8 daysNot a band who ever do things by halves, this latest opus from Stars Of The Lid is a mammoth three vinyl set and is breathtaking for the entire duration. You see, although some might level that Adam Wiltzie and Brian McBride have really stuck to the same style since their inception, they have in my opinion been moving steadily forward with each release and have gone from whispering post-shoegaze guitar drones to something altogether more grandiose. It would be crass to describe the music as cinematic, but the first thing that strikes me about "And their… Read more
Ships in 8 daysA new album by the Stars of The Lid always sends us off someplace else. This amazing double album features a six suite work cut over a double CD, featuring titles such as Requiem For Dying Mothers, Austin Texas Mental Hospital, Broken Harbors, Mullholland, Piano Aquieu, Ballad Of Distances and A Lovesong (For Cubs)+. Their usual minimal sound palette is expanded upon this time with the inclusion of strings, horns and piano in addition to guitars and field recordings. A personal innerspace that's relaxed, poised and breathtakingly beautiful. Highly Recommended.
Ships in 8 days**Gatefold 180g vinyl 2LP, includes free download code redeemable from the label.**
Ships in 8 days"Masayoshi Fujita, the Berlin-based Japanese vibraphone player, also known under his alias el fog came to the attention of label founder Robert Raths a few years ago. Not only because the vibraphone is an intriguing instrument, but also the way Masayoshi treats his instrument and draws ethereal and layered sounds, is what truly attracted him to Masayoshi’s work. Having released more ambient-based/electronic recordings of the vibraphone under el fog, Masa became more interested in the sound of the vibraphone itself. He started to compose acoustic pieces and released the first solo album un… Read more
Ships in 8 daysPole returns to the dub matrix with 'Wald', his first new album in eight years. In the meantime, the Berlin-based pioneer has busied himself in collaboration with Roll The Dice and various remix work beside his day job as a mastering engineer at the ~scape facilities. He returns to the fray now via several years of extended walks in the German countryside, forests and mountains - a consistently rich source of inspiration for his fellow, native electronic artists - which opened his mind and prompted him to make a record that closer reflected nature itself. The resulting 'Wald' ('Forest' in German) breaks d… Read more
Ships in 8 daysNomine follows up a classy run of dubstep singles with a smart debut album on Tempa. Rooted in old skool dubstep technique learned from the likes of Horsepower Productions, Kode 9, Loefah, DMZ, 'Inside Nomine' is concentrated on the fundamentals - badboy bass and drums dubbed-up with a patchwork of atmospheric samples - and primed to be soaked up as a proper album experience, rather than DJ tools. Play loud.
Ships in 8 days**Limited 12"** Lakker task a strong team of remixers to their 'Tundra' album. Mark Fell does his best footwork with the quicksilver 'Oktavist' occurring somewhere between Chicago, Shangaan and south Yorkshire styles. Kyoka's extracts and diffuses the geist from 'Three Songs.
Ships in 8 days**Massive-sounding homage to late '80s stadium pop and shoegaze romance** "Time and changes distance Tamaryn’s Cranekiss from her earlier efforts, and for that matter, from everyone else’s. Time, by way of the long period spent crafting this material, both on her own and with Weekend’s Shaun Durkan, who with producer Jorge Elbrecht (Violens, Lansing-Dreiden), make up the creative team behind Cranekiss. Changes, by relocating across the country from San Francisco to New York City, by expanding the approach taken on her two previous albums (2010’s The Waves and 2012’s Tender New Signs), by making mu… Read more
Ships in 8 days*Debut release on Lee Gamble’s newly minted UIQ label - strictly limited to 300 copies. The release comes from Hitherto unknown producer N1L, experimenting with club music to killer effect. Mastered and cut to vinyl by Rashad at D&M*
Friday, 18 September
Ships in 15 days"In preparation for his collaboration with Hans-Joachim Roedelius two years ago ("Selected Studies Vol. 1") British singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole recorded plenty of electronic music that hasn't been released yet. "1D" is a collection of the best pieces of this "unused" music. None of the pieces involves the use of a piano keyboard or a computer, except to record it. Some modulations were executed by hand. Most were generated by programmed sequencers and logic. Each piece is a self contained electronic circuit."
Ships in 15 days**Dead charming debut album of haunting pop by the erstwhile Dirty Projector and current member of Avey tare's Slasher Flicks. If Julia Holter linked with Flying Lotus and Stereolab…** "The Expanding Flower Planet is an album, a song, a cosmic ideal, a form of psychic expansion and expanded capability. It’s original and personal. It transmutes ethereal abstractions into crystalline harmonies and sinuous grooves. It’s music nurtured with the idea of healing, exciting, inspiring, enlightening. Drones, dissonance, warmth, and love. Even if you’re unfamiliar with Angel Deradooria… Read more