Thursday, 18 June
*28-track 2LP vinyl set with illustrated, annotated insert and featuring key recordings in the development of local Jamaican music from US-derived shuffle blues/boogie to the distinctive ska sound which would in turn evolve into rock steady and then reggae, inc tracks from Laurel Aitken, Derrick Morgan, Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster, Don Drummond and Owen Gray* "The 28 tracks which comprise Feel So Fine are key recordings in the development of reggae’s precursor, ska. Throughout the ’50s and into the ’60s, the most popular style at Jamaican sound systems was the hard-hit… 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
"Italian Records return with another retro-futuristic step through its kult 80’s catalog. In the late 70’s Gaznevada had been one of the most relevant Italian Punk-Wave Bands coming to light from the Italian underground scene. In 1982 with I.C. Love Affair Gaznevada moved from post-punk to new-wave pop; and this tune is, without any doubt, considered as a proto-house anthem. For this 2015 release Italian Records include reconstructions by I-Robots and Giangi Cappai, the already well know Munk Edit and finally the David DePino edit."
Pépé Bradock, Joakim and Eric Duncan in the remix hotseat for Todd Terje. Monsieur Bradock spoils us with two cuts, one sousing Inspector Norse in psychedelic jazz finery, the other turning 'Swing Star' into a cosmic house VIP, whilst Joakim pumps 'Strandbar' up to bright but moody big room house play and Eric Duncan resets it to a camp, cantering NRG groove.
"Originally released in 1974, Miller’s third album is one of the best Brazilian records of its time. A seamless mesh of Brazilian pop, psychedelia, and Bossa Nova, Linguas De Fogo could be mistaken as Tropicalia (if Miller hadn’t distances himself from the genre). Of Linguas De Fogo, Flabbergasted Vibes writes “The record is dreamy, hazy, psychedlicized, progressive MPB that evokes early Lô Borges, or Beto Guedes, or the first Nelson Angelo/Joyce album. ...The arrangements are all great, balancing his relaxed, almost sedated vocal lines against taught double-tracked flute harmo… Read more
**Including 40 page booklet with photos and text by David Toop.** "Recordings from 1978 by David Toop of Yanomami ritual songs, shamanistic ceremonies and rainforest sounds. The voices of spirits and animal familiars, ventriloquial illusions of sound in dark spaces, secret spirit languages, the clap of thunder that links shamanic trance with the sleep language of Finnegans Wake... Out of these passages of the everyday, intensity flares like flames caught by a gust of wind. Skin burns or oozes blood, the wind blows up havoc as the sp… Read more
"Sweet Madness Volume Two unearths more previously unreleased Sweet Madness music from where Made In Spokane: 1978 - 1981 left off. Featuring fifteen previously unreleased songs many of which clock in at about two minutes each."
"2000black are back with three timeless pieces that blend the group's love for soulful futuristic beats and organic instrumentation. To most headz, the producers behind 2000black need no real introduction. Initially inspired by breakbeat, house and techno, 4hero’s Dego has been constantly moving since the early nineties, enriching the drum & bass, soul and London boogie scene in his own unique way. The collective is acclaimed for their unique groove and their mix of jazz, soul and electronics...."
The prolific US West Coaster from Barn Owl pursues an apocalyptic synth/noise sound in 'Meridian' upon his return to Thrill Jockey. Keening away from the more natural inflections and ambience of his previous projects towards a proper, Terminator II-having-an-existential-crisis sound, Caminiti rarely looks over his shoulder across a forward-facing suite of nine pieces embracing industrial-strength synth tones, physical rhythm and arcing ambient pads. For us, it lands somewhere between the possessed visions of Sir Richard Bishop and W. David Oliphant's 'Beyond All Defects' and the elaborately l… Read more
*A cool dose of insightful analog House from Giorgio Luceri, this time deploying Jenifa Mayanja for remix duties* "'Moonlife Theatre' starts out feeling like it's headed into new age territory before it picks up its moody soul and heads deep. Rolling tribal percussion teamed with an intense low end drive the rhythm section relentlessly, whilst an array of enlightened pads and keys fulfil the path deep into psychedelia...On 'AMSR' Giorgio hopes to gets the hairs standing on the back of your neck as a big resonant bassline jacks your body beneath the classic machine snare crack and sh… 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
No punches pulled or f**ks given in J. Tijn's fierce session for Bedouin Records. Last spotted on a bro-down with Randomer, the London-based producer rages hard here, from the electro-bassed pressure, panic sirens and rasping clap attacks of 'Kanon V.I.P.', and over to skin-tearing drum machine agitations of 'MOR', and industrial roil of 'Shy'.
*Repressed and available on vinyl for the first time in many years...* "Brought up in Manchester’s Moss Side, Barry Adamson began his career in 1977, learning to play the bass literally overnight for Magazine, Manchester’s most influential band of that era. When they disbanded five albums later in 1981 his definitive touch was spotted by The Birthday Party, with whom he played several times. After that band’s final implosion in 1983, Barry became a founder member of The Bad Seeds, along with Nick Cave, Mick Harvey and Blixa Bargeld. Nurturing a vision of The Great Soundtrack, B… Read more
Moiré, Disguise and pals flex their new Neversleep moniker for Phonica White with a trio of ruder house functions. Leading on from Moiré's 'BBoy 202' for Werk Discs/Ninja Tune, he gets busy on the A-side with a hulking, Kardashi-assed house bomb in his remix of 'Mouth Shut', before tagging in Disguise on the B-side for a sorta wonky Daft Punk (Homework era) style hip house boogie slam, and the man's own Special Mix of 'Mouth Shut' swapping the choking pressure for something much lighter, defter.
*The classic Barry Adamson album from '96, re-pressed and available on vinyl for the first time in many years...* The iconic album from ex Bad-Seed Barry Adamson finally gets a vinyl reissue. Even if you don't think you know this album you'll have heard bits from it a million times, it's been sampled and used in too many adverts and idents to mention. Influenced by John Barry, Ennio Morricone, and Lalo Schifrin, Oedipus Schmoedipus is a hugely influential piece of easy listening from a fascinating, hugely inventive musician....
"Since debuting in 2013, J.Tijn has found his corner of the electronic music world, developing a hard techno sound that is raw and unforgiving. A core member of Untold’s Pennyroyal label, Jesse Tijn has also released on Overlee Assembly, Power Vacuum and Bedouin Records. For Naked Naked’s eleventh release, J.Tijn provides two versions of “Pick Your Battles”On the A side, “Pick Your Battles V1” gives us a dark rolling rhythm being led by a crisp snare hit through a sea of machine bleeps and grinding waves of noise. On the flip, “Pick Your Battles V2” hits harder with distorted kick drums, a… Read more
*180gram Metallic Gold Vinyl in a heavyweight old-style tip on jacket with thick film laminate gloss, a 12" x 12" art print featuring extensive liner notes from composer Jonathan Snipes plus a digital download card offering the entire score and bonus cues not featured on the LP* "Waxwork Records proudly presents the debut LP release of Starry Eyes, composed by Sub-Pop recording artist Jonathan Snipes (clipping, Room 237) composed and performed by Snipes purely on analogue synths..."
Practically biting the heels of his 'Buried Alive Twice' LP for L.I.E.S., NYC's Marcos Cabral gets his caveman techno rocks off for Crème Organization. Four tracks twist between the lunkish swagger of 'Nearly Run Over' to chokingly saturated thump in 'Jumping Beans', whilst the rubbling groove of 'Man's Job' allows a sliver of light to the mix, and 'The Conversation' marks his territory with eviscerated machine rhythms and welting monotone bass.
**Screen-printed sleeve and centre label. Hand-numbered edition of 175** Gold Blood rise again with the hardcore punk-influenced electro of 'The Intruder', backed by Neil Landstrumm and Banished To Frigia remixes. The original course comes off like a close cousin of Dracula lewis, locking and spinning Emile Bojesen's snotty snarl around a cyberpunk groove lurching from halfstep swagger to steel-tipped electro. Rear guard defender Neil Landstrumm yokes the same elements to a crafty hip hop calculation, but the sticky stars go to the mysterious Banished To Frigia, who even the keel to a straig… Read more
“There was Mike Barry (age 18), Ian Self (age 18), and a drum machine. In those days, all you needed were a couple of long coats, a mutual love of The Fall and Joy Division, a pile of existential books (Kafka, Camus, Dostoyevsky, etc.) and some lager. They took their name from a Jackson Pollock painting. It was Summer of 1981 and the band was as rough as a bear’s arse.” And, those are the origins of Easter and the Totem. Tromping around South London through most of the 1980s, Easter and the Totem released three LPs (the first one at the urging of John Peel); Th… Read more
**Preisner's classic soundtrack to Kieslowski's 'Rouge' available on vinyl for the first time, with a CD included** A total joy to hear this gorgeous soundtrack again, hard to believe that its been 22 years since the film's release! Zbigniew Preisener really is one of the greatest film composers of the modern era, but his work for the great, late Krzysztof Kieslowski stands out as not only his most well known, but also his finest work. 'Three Colours: Red" is a more mystical and romantic entity than the other two films in the series, resulting in a soundtrack that contrasts… Read more
**Includes 12" insert** "Drawing from the leftfield avant-pop of Arthur Russell and Talking Heads, progressive disco of Nile Rodgers and contemporary ambient electronica, Retiree channel these influences through their own pervasive aura of rum-drunk antipodean sunshine. The result is music that is in equal parts lush, thoughtful melody and meditative tropical rhythm. The EP sees joint international release from Peckham label Rhythm Section International who released the instant classic debut of Al Dobson Jr, and were nominated for label of the year at Gilles Peterson's 2015 worldwide awards, as… Read more
**Preisner's classic soundtrack to Kieslowski's 'White' available on vinyl for the first time, with a CD included** A total joy to hear this gorgeous soundtrack again, hard to believe that its been 22 years since the film's release! Zbigniew Preisener really is one of the greatest film composers of the modern era, but his work for the great, late Krzysztof Kieslowski stands out as not only his most well known, but also his finest work. 'Three Colours: White" is lighter in mood than the other two films in the series, but the score is another magical collection of solo-piano … Read more
**Preisner's classic soundtrack to Kieslowski's 'Bleu' available on vinyl for the first time, with a CD included** A total joy to hear this gorgeous soundtrack again, hard to believe that its been 22 years since the film's release! Zbigniew Preisener really is one of the greatest film composers of the modern era, but his work for the great, late Krzysztof Kieslowski stands out as not only his most well known, but also his finest work. On 'Three Colours: Bleu" Preisner's work takes a central role in the narrative of the film itself, and as a result the score is more weighty a… Read more
Borrowed Language bossman Israel Vines returns for this killer remix EP, feat a smart remix by fellow LA-resident, Silent Servant, as well as reworks from Talker (Downwards) and Eye Teeth founder and curator, BMG.
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
**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
Dusky, wistful downstrokes from a dude in disguise, Diego Herrera a.k.a. Suzanne Kraft. Breezing in on Jonny Nash's melody As Truth label, 'Talk From Home' renders a beautifully intimate and melancholic vibe in seven lolling pieces showcasing the L.A.-based Kraft's tender blue side, as opposed to his mid-tempo chug-offs on Running Back, or deep house as Dude Energy. They were all written and recorded between his home city's Café Ale and his home studio, making a sublime play between languorous guitar licks, heat-hazy synth chords and the gentle patter of dubbed drum machines, all suspen… Read more
**Hand-stamped 2LP + insert. Chiffon-shaded ambient dance nostalgia from Western Canada. One for fans of 100% Silk, vintage Rephlex Records, Solvent** "Vancouver resident LNRDCROY’s sound of lightly cosmic electronica has been a while coming, but this hour-long collection of crystalline, memory-drenched tracks couldn’t come at a more perfect time as British Columbia transitions into Spring. “Much Less Normal” is Leon Campbell’s impressions of the city and surrounding natural environs, built with subtle synth pads from a hefty stack of old Roland and Yamaha gear; warm, obliquely contemplati… Read more