Thursday, 03 April
*LP version includes high gloss UV printing, an artworked inner sleeve and a download code redeemable from the label. Initial 500 copies pressed on clear vinyl* ‘Dances In Dreams Of The Known Unkown’ is the new album from Swedish group The Skull Defekts, with the legendary Daniel Higgs (Lungfish) joining Joachim Nordwall and Daniel Fagerstroem on vocal duties and acting as the group’s spiritual ringleader. The Defekts have long acted as the backbone of the Swedish experimental underground, but since their 2011 breakthrough ‘Peer Amid’, the group has emerged… Read more
Shanti Celeste, stalwart of the Bristol music scene and employee at the Idle Hands shop, returns with a new 12" for Idle hands. The twelve features two cuts of wistful, yet driving house. 'Day Like This' is an exercise in tough kicks and sound system rumbling subs. 'On My Own' pairs strong melodic elements with skippy drums...
*Edition of 300 copies on clear vinyl, with download code redeemable from the label* "Toulouse-based duo Saåad are back with Deep/Float, their debut LP for Hands in the Dark. Following a number of quality drone/dark ambient releases on cassette including last year’s HITD release Orbs & Channels, as well as digital EPs, CDs and with some quality experimental collaborations and splits under their belts, it was high time that Romain Barbot and Greg Buffier got their 5 year evolution onto wax. And it has been worth the wait. Deep/Float is arguably Saåad’s most crafted and coherent work to date. The reco… Read more
"This time, the marvellous nighttime world of Buenos Aires is reflected by the rhythms and sounds of Carisma (Carolina Stegmayer and Ismael Pinkler), who live together in the centre of the South American capital. Since three years they are delivering these tracks directly (directamente) from their flat through the city’s dark alleys to its underground venues producing music to play it right away, written in a dialogue between studio and booth, at the Djs Pareja’s legendary FUN FUN parties, the famous Dengue nights, and other spots."
**180gram heavyweight vinyl housed in a wide spine LP jacket and two printed card stock inner sleeves. Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** "‘Enter The Slasher House’ is the debut album from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, comprised of Avey Tare (of Animal Collective), Angel Deradoorian (of Dirty Projectors, Deradoorian), and drummer Jeremy Hyman (of Ponytail, Dan Deacon), Avery Tare’s Slasher Flicks unites Avey Tare’s songwriting abilities with Deradoorian’s melody lines and Hyman’s flexible rhythms. The band could be described as a monstrous and nightmarish jazz power trio inspired by campy horror movie themes…"
"The third album from Canadian composer Christopher Bissonnette sees him expanding his palette by narrowing his sound sources to a self built analog synthesizer. Eschewing the whiplash and/or everything including the kitchen sink style of assembly so common among current analog aﬁcionados, Bissonnette instead applies his signature compositional style of using long held tones and sweeping drones that alternate between, and fuse, pure tonal transcendence and patient, sparkling melodies that slowly reveal themselves. “Essays in Idleness was born from a desire for a more tactil… Read more
Nightwave's second EP for her own Heka Trax imprint, featuring the one and only ghetto house legend DJ Deeon, whose signature vocals can be heard on the lead track Hit It bringing together Chicago and Glasgow in a unique and refreshing way...
Walls' Alessio Natalizia presents the best instalment of woozy post-industrial music yet under his Not Waving moniker. Proceeding a handful of excellent and low-key cassette releases, he channels a wealth of analogue machine sounds into a dusty, swirling space shimmering with cosmic pads and urged on by throbbing arpeggios and classic drum machine patter. Most importantly, there's a real soulful, emotive essence to his arrangements, scanning out from the misty-eyed stargazer 'Power Source Above Beam Line' and the luscious vision of 'Mathematical Mind' to Goblin-esque synth runs in 'Futu… Read more
Following the great unspooling of 2013’s Syndrome Syndrome, Gardland and RVNG Intl. step back into the duo’s not-so distant past with Improvisations, three live performances ripped from local Austrailan radio in early 2012. The aural impetus behind the artists and label joining forces, this triptych of tone lashed tracks captures the duo in exhilarating, uninhibited form...
*12" limited to 200 coopies, includes a download code giving access to 2 bonus tracks - redeemable from the label* Dead Fader prelude the imminent release of two new albums for Robot Elephant and Small but Hard Records with these 2 non-album tracks from the “Blood Forest” sessions on the B-side plus 2 additional download tracks from the “Scorched” Sessions.
RIYL: Explosions In The Sky, Eluvium, Sigur Rós, Stars Of The Lid, Brian Eno. "Inventions is the new band formed by longtime friends, tourmates, and labelmates Matthew Cooper of Eluvium, and Mark T. Smith of Explosions In The Sky. There are plenty of talking points here: The fact that Cooper hasn’t been in a “band” of any sort since he was a teenager; no member of Explosions In The Sky has released an album outside of the context of EITS since their inception in the late 90s; and, of course, this is a dream duo for anyone familiar with the unparalleled emotional resonance of Cooper and Smith’s … Read more
"Opening further doors in the sprawling labyrinth of unreleased music by Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski, Finders Keepers Records present the soundtrack to the 1977 Polish film ‘Man Of Marble’ by national filmmaker and long-term collaborator Andrzej Wajda. Presented for the first time ever on vinyl (featuring exclusive unreleased bonus tracks) this synthesiser fuelled soundtrack marks a distinct stylistic manoeuvre towards a unique brand of Polish cosmic disco, celebrating the cinematic debut of Korzynski’s Arp-Life project, widely respected as Poland’s first ‘synthesiser orchestra’… Read more
*LP comes with Bonus 7", all songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl is housed in a jacket featuring the photographic traces of a high-energy photon hitting a proton. Each LP includes a 2-sided insert with original album reviews, press clippings, liner notes by Atom™ and photos* "Lassigue Bendthaus is the electro-industrial project of Uwe Schmidt aka Atom™ Schmidt began making music in the early 1980s, first playing drums, then switching to programming a drum computer after he had heard a Linn Drum on the radio. In 1986 he co-foun… Read more
After releases on Fifth Wall and Grizzly, Physical Therapy returns for a follow up to the first release on his own Allergy Season label, with the EP "Million Years Crushed." Three cuts of maximal electronic dance music, along with a deep retrofit from Berghain resident Norman Nodge.
"Mo Kolours is a half-Mauritian, half-English producer, singer and percussionist. On his self-titled debut album he displays dazzling inventiveness and joyous spirit. The album Mo Kolours follows a trilogy of EPs for One-Handed Music that mixed soul, dub, hip-hop, various electronic styles and the Sega music native to Mauritius. There’s an exotic appeal to Mo Kolours and his music but there’s also something very British about this record. Mo Kolours follows in the footsteps of UK artists who have synthesised a variety of imported styles and added the indelible stamp of our rainy island, from T… Read more
"NameBrandSound is the latest incarnation of IG Culture and Alex Phountzi aka Bugz In The Attic. ‘Nowadays Pressure’ is a hugely refreshing, invigorated EP of electronic songs, the sound of which the pair dub ‘pressure’. IG Culture and Alex Phountzi are pioneers of the broken beat scene, and in particular its flagship night at Plastic People, Co-Op. Broken beat is one of the genres NameBrandSound have in their musical bones with both members gaining notoriety and dropping albums for Virgin Records and V2 as New Sector Movements and Bugz In The Attic. NameBrandSound see themselves as … Read more
*Vinyl Edition limited to 300 copies* "Charles-Eric Charrier is a French bassist and pianist mining the remote seams of music between post-classical, jazz, acoustic blues and ambient. Hidden or distant those seams may be, but all the richer for those who take the time to seek them out. Echoes of innovative artists like Earth, Anouar Brahem, Bohren und der Club of Gore, Chet Baker or even Malian musicians such as Ali Farka Toure and Tinariwen sometimes appear on the horizon, only to disappear at the next turn. Charrier’s music as band-leader on ‘Petite Soeur’, his first release for… Read more
*LP includes a 12-page booklet with excerpts from Darrin Huss' diary, unpublished photos of Psyche with Dwayne, and an essay by Darrin reflecting on Psyche's past and the Goettel legacy as well as lyrics. This collection is a glimpse at the early Canadian industrial scene and the roots of Skinny Puppy* "At the end of 1981, brothers Darrin and Stephen Huss and schoolmate Dwayne Goettel performed for the first time as Psyche in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Their live show was a combination of horror and electronics that was completely unprecedented in Western Canada. Although Goettel and the H… Read more
Swing Ting captain Samrai steps solo with the super sophisticated 'Riddim Trax' for London's Niche N Bump. Four tracks coolly explore the binds between UKF, Deep House, Boogie and Bashment at a breezy 115bpm, bolstered by a shot of pure vocal sunshine from MC Fox on 'Let It Ride'. It's all testament to the open-minded and focussed aesthetic guiding Samrai's duties as DJ co-host at Manchester's Swing Ting dance where he and DJ Platt seamlessly strafe styles under the street rave spectrum with quicksilver soul and finesse. Set to such a specific tempo, the 'Riddim Trax' are a pointed shift away from… Read more
A welcome and typically beguiling return from Finland's Merja Kokkonen aka Islaja, who's now dropped the freakier folk elements in favour of trippier, modern art-pop and minimal wave. Four years since we last heard from her on Fonal with 'Keraaminen Pää', and in the Hertta Lussu Ässä trio for De Stijl, it would appear she's had a radical revision of her sound now stalking ground somewhere between Björk and Maria Minerva, yet without any concession to her strikingly unique, oneiric sound. You could possibly attribute her palette shift to the input of Heidi Mortenson, who co-produced and mixed the album, … Read more
*Vinyl housed in the replica jacket featuring stark black and white photos of Pier 13. includes a double sided 11x11 insert with lyrics, photos of the band and the atmospheric pier* "Crash Course In Science are a post punk band that formed in 1979 in Philadelphia.The band members, Dale Feliciello, Mallory Yago and Michael Zodorozny, met while attending art school. They began to experiment with crude electronics and off-beat writing, avoiding conventional instrumentation by using toy instruments and kitchen appliances to augment their distorted guitar, drums and synt… Read more
Quite easily the most interesting artists on InFiné's books, Downliners Sekt deliver their debut album proper following a string of excellent EP's for Disboot and a run of MP3 albums released some years back on their own dsekt[dot]com label. The label notes reference everything from Autechre to Rhythm & Sound and My Bloody Valentine, and there is indeed a dubbed-out, rhythmically complex aesthetic that runs throughout the album, but DS work best when they step outside of those parameters and forge stylistic hybrids which are much harder to place - such as on the excellent 'Balt Shakt II… Read more
"In true Disposable Music style the label concludes their successful second series by combining two very different global music projects from totally different eras and cultural climates. Andrzej Korzynski’s French funk inspired lost 1974 soundtrack to a Polish crime film directed by a Russian filmmaker shares vinyl sides with a compendium of modern field recording from Thailand and Pakistan assembled by UK born producer and Sound Of Wonder / Paradise Bangkok compiler Chris Menist. Sharing evident stylistic trademarks with other classic 70s crime / thriller sound… Read more
"For Speicher 76, two Irish acts crank up the volume for a healthy dose of sweaty, delirious techno. Brendan Gregoriy aka Chymera causes havoc in the scene since the mid-noughties, having honed a very personal, highly expressive approach to techno's prime time tropes. Under The Slip is no different, stacking up abrasive synths and arse-kicking percussion for a pulse-accelerating rollercoaster ride through the night. It's at the track's middle mark, however, when a particularly funky bassline shines a different light on the dance floor, elevating the track to whole new level. Naum Gabo's… Read more
**Purple, single-sided vinyl with screen-printed B-side** "Infinite Greyscale presents a new long-form composition by Jan St. Werner, Split Animal Sculpture, a companion piece to the artist’s ongoing Fiepblatter series on Thrill Jockey, Jan St. Werner (Mouse on Mars, Lithops, Microstoria, Von Südenfed) has been at the forefront of forward thinking electronic music for over twenty years. As an artist concerned primarily with sound as a sculptural material, St. Werner has also exhibited his work in museums and his numerous collaborators include Rosa Barba, Markus Popp, Mark E. Smi… Read more
Three experimental & unique offerings from one of the illest in the game - Terrence Dixon.
*Includes download code redeemable from the label* "Having tantalised with ‘The Wheel’, ‘Bloodflows’ and ‘Lessons’, SOHN has added the final touches to his debut solo album, the anticipated ‘Tremors’. ‘Tremors’ is the way in which past traumas, as much as past successes, linger like the aftershocks of an earthquake. Even in the calmest moments its effects continue to reverberate and inform who we become. Throughout the eleven songs that form ‘Tremors’ runs a sense of the nocturnal - a sensitivity to the darkness and its inhibitions - with London-born SOHN adopting a night time schedule for an intense pe… Read more
The 50th Exit release features DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn and Stray collaborating with Alex Perez, delivering a hybrid of Juke, bass, hip-hop and footwork influenced styles of drum’n’bass, with a distinct London slant.
*Limited White Vinyl Edition* "For "Yearling" ORCAS members Benoît Pioulard and Rafael Anton Irisarri (The Sight Below) teamed up with Martyn Heyne (of Efterklang) on guitar and piano, and Michael Lerner (Telekinesis) on drums to built upon the subdued ambience of their self-titled debut, adding a huge dose of analog warmth to their hazy pop leanings. Whereas many songs on ORCAS' first album were built from guitar improvisations and impromptu vocal sessions, most of "Yearling" was constructed from short pieces Pioulard wrote and developed while staying in Germany during the summer … Read more