Thursday, 08 May
John Roberts proceeds his acclaimed 'Fences' album with three coarse yet classy designer house numbers for Dial. The driving A-side 'Ausio' is a prime example of Roberts' research into unique acoustic properties, presenting a rough-hewn yet slinky trancer arranged with spell-binding progression and finished with enigmatic, hazy textures. B-side he gets looser with the craftily synched, almost Latin Freestyle swing and fluttering synthlines of 'Indigo', and the downstroked, bobbling triplet groove of 'Faces' giving way to a weighty but dreamy jack attack.
Another vinyl reissue from the Greensleeves archive – a 1982 Roots Radics affair from dynamic duo Papa Michigan & General Smiley.
**Vital first compilation of Cremation Lily's torrid, despairing UK power electronics. For fans of Consumer Electronics, Helm, Alberich** "Cremation Lily is the project of UK based Z. Zsigo. For the past 5 years Zsigo has been consistently working under most people’s radars with his distinctly personal take on power electronics, developing a modest cult following and a respectable catalog of releases through his Strange Rules label. In 2012 the project was brought to the attention of Steve Underwood from Harbinger Sound who subsequently released the ‘Fertility Servent’ 7” an… Read more
For the 1st time, sibling labels Night Slugs and Fade 2 Mind join forces to present a reissue of DAT Oven's darkside tribal banger 'Icy Lake' (1998), backed with killer re-swerves by Total Freedom, L-Vis, and DJ Rashad & NA. The original was recently rediscovered by Fade 2 Mind's LA captain Total Freedom and could hardly be a better fit for current dancefloor aesthetics with its uncannily Eski-ish hook, welting drums and tracky Chicago stabs. Also factor in that plain weird answer phone message motif and you've got a straight ace, whatever the weather. Remixing, Night Slug L-Vis 1990 knocks the gro… Read more
*Incredible set of tape music sounding somewhere between Throbbing Gristle and Moondog and dating back to the late 70's. Deluxe box set, comes with a 12 page 12"x12" booklet and an individually numbered certificate* Alien Brains was an abstract non-collective initiated in 1979 by Nigel Jacklin. Over the years Nigel co-operated with the likes of Mark Lancaster (Instant Automatons, 391), Allen Adams(Methods Of Execution, The Blanks, The Destructors), Philip and Richard Rupenus (Funeral Danceparty / The New Blockaders), Philip Sanderson (Storm Bugs / Snatch Tapes), … Read more
The excellent Matt Berry returns with a new album of beautiful, surreal and whimsical soundscapes that sound like they could have been commissioned by Ghost Box. Having spent most of the winter rewatching that fxxcking ridiculous clem fandango 'yesss' clip it's easy to conclude that Berry really is worthy of being called a polymath - and this album is for our money his most enjoyable yet. Fuelled by a bout of insomnia he decided to tackle his condition with a kind fantastical Radiphonic session split into two extended pieces that clock in at 25 minutes a piece, drawing on all ma… Read more
*Intriguing el;ectronic experiemts dating from 1974-1983, packaged in a deluxe 5LP box set limited to 500 copies, comes with an individually numbered certificate and 12 page fanzine* Pascal Comelade is a French-Catalan musician, born in 1955 in Montpellier. Comelade began making strange cover songs of rock and easy listening standards with such instruments as singing saw, toy piano etc. He later developed an unconfoundable style, co-operated with artists like Robert Wyatt, Faust, Jac Berrocal, and PJ Harvey, and even has a tribute band in Japan, the Pascals. Af… Read more
**Hand-stamped jacket and centre label** Noise-addled house and dub techno trax from Okayama, Japan's Keita Sano, especially for New York's Mister Saturday Night crew. There's a fine depth a diversity to these three cuts, taking in the kind of distorted, over-driven jakbeat lunacy you'd associate with Trilogy Tapes or Opal Tapes on the two A-side grinders, whilst B-side 'She Was The One' would appear to have trapped a sample of Basic Channel in its glacially unfolding aquatic techno groove.
John Elliott and Andrew Veres' Outer Space graduate to the Editions Mego academy for space heads with two extended pieces on 'Phantom Center'. Building on the legacy of his output with Emeralds and his expert curation at Spectrum Spools, John Elliott straps in with Veres for an intense, dramatic trip taking in the unfathomably layered celestial techno scapes of 'Arrival and Assessment', and a gyroscopic, beatless wonder of B-side titled 'Crixa / 5925' that moves thru multiple stages of totally detached, isolated and, to be fair, scary as fxxk synth space rendered in HD 3D. Mastered by Neel, ready to send dancefloors sky high and further.
*Exploration of Robert Rich's hugely influential late 70's - early 80's "space music" - most of it previously unreleased. 4LP's housed in a deluxe box set limited to 500 copies, comes with an individually numbered certificate* "Robert Rich's solo and collaborative recordings have proven extremely influential on a range of new school ambient and experimental artists. Although almost a decade younger than his cohorts, Rich's association with the West Coast scene of space-music pioneers such as Steve Roach, Kevin Braheny, and Michael Stearns also makes him one of the few of that gene… Read more
**Includes booklet and download code redeemable from the label** Taut, angular post-punk from drums and guitar duo Noah Kardos-Fein and Dale Eisinger for fans of early Cabaret Voltaire and This Heat. Theirs is a thunderous, physically barrelling sound guided by disciplined principles, aware of pop structures and keen to rework them. It got an 8.1 on Pitchfork, too.
Bee Mask, Ela Orleans, Sun Araw and Motion Sickness Of Time Travel are enlisted by All Saints for this sympathetic remix suite of Laraaji's legendary new age trips. For anyone unfamiliar with the originals we recommend you remedy that straight away by checking out the New York musician/mystic's contributions to Brian Eno's Ambient series ('Ambient 3: Day of Radiance'), All Saints' recent 'Celestial Music 1978-2011' compilation, or his inclusions on 'I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990' for a taste of pure heavenly ambient delight. And back to the record at hand, we're pr… Read more
Another vinyl reissue from the Greensleeves archive - a 1980 classic from Michael Prophet.
*Includes Download Code Redeemable From The Label* "Shortwave Nights is the debut album by Hiss Tracts, a new duo featuring David Bryant (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Set Fire To Flames) and Kevin Doria (Growing, Total Life). The two met in 2004 and struck up a musical friendship that led to three Growing records being made at The Pines (Bryant's recording studio in Montreal) and a separate collaboration between the two, initially in conjunction with experimental filmmaker Karl Lemieux (also GY!BE's current 16mm auteur/projectionist). Rehearsal tapes from a set of sessions for a Lausanne… Read more
New York's Henry Maldonado returns as Son of Sound to District 30 Records with two deep house pieces plus a smart 100bpm chugger. A-side, 'Majik Triken' plays out dusty, bucking drums and Theo Parrish-styled chords sparked up with tight disco loops; B-side goes more minimal with the beatdown shimmy of 'Please Stand By To Move' and the slow-mo breezer, 'Kool Kontrol'.
*Deluxe Vinyl Edition packaged in an old school Tip-On Gatefold jacket. Comes with a printed insert containing extensive and exclusive liner notes* "Prolific and multitalented composer, musician & record producer Don Peake wrote the original soundtrack for Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes (1977) where his eerie soundtrack punched up some of the films most unnerving scenes. Don started his music career in 1961 as the lead guitarist for The Everly Brothers and played guitar for ten years in the Ray Charles Orchestra. Don played guitar on Phil Specto… Read more
Expertly-crafted dancefloor winners from Mr. G for DBA's Special Editions series. As the centre label states, the 'Tutonic' EP was "thought out remembering the great time I had playing Berghain", and, rather cannily, all three tracks genuinely feel like they're trying to capture the elusive essence of Berlin's biggest club. Up top, 'Tutonic' plays out a peak time techno-house roller tugged by offset, nagging bass riffs, cold showering hi-hats and a searing synthline lift taking us right back to that 'floor. Flipside, his 'Last Chance Saloon (Mango Boy's Plantation Dub)' allows space for a more intro… Read more
Thursday, 01 May
*Free Shipping in the UK* *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* So these Muslimgauze box sets have just landed and are just incredible - probably the most elaborate and well executed vinyl box sets we've ever seen. Apart from the crazy packaging, what you get here are 10 LP's covering the earliest and, for our money, most crucial recordings of Bryn Jones aka Muslimgauze - a complete retrospect… Read more
**Edition of 500** Public Information direct their looking glass to London's Standard Music Library circa 1970-2010 for a special 28-track survey including picks by a host of well-known artists and a stack of behind-the-scenes players. Spanning spooky Moog experiments by Beatles producer George Martin thru ambient cues from Kirk Thompson aka DJ Krust and wheezing electronica by Richard Thair ov Red Snapper, it's a sort of unofficial follow-up to Public Information's exquisite Parry Music archive compilation, this time focussed on an English strain of incidental … Read more
**Sleeve-mounted 60-minute DVD and LP in gatefold jacket with extensive liner notes** The award-winning installation 'Strange Lines and Distances' is a quietly compelling A/V invocation and exploration of Guglielmo Marconi's idea that analog sound never fully dies, it just becomes imperceptibly, infinitely fainter. Filmmaker and composer Joshua Bonnetta patiently considers that evocative conceit across a 2-channel film and soundtrack, shot on 16mm colour negative film at the original transmission (Cornwall) and reception (Newfoundland) sites of Marconi's first t… Read more
Ahead of his debut album, Modeselektor's Monkeytown introduce Alex Banks with three impressive fusions of techno heft and indie pop songwriting, backed by a Phon.O remix. Joined by striking vocals of Elizabeth Bernholz, his 'All You Could Do' joint steps up to Jon Hopkins mantle with twitching steppers' rhythms convulsing against heavy axe chops and Bernholz's soaring vocal, also included as an alternate version, whilst 'Phosphorus' makes out more like a raving Apparat ace, and Phon.O gives 'All You Could Do' a slow, heaving warehouse techno overhaul.
**Double vinyl in gatefold jacket** Autechre, Modeselektor, Fuck Buttons, Oneohtrix Point Never, Shackleton, Gas, Lone, Untold, Byetone, Dabrye, Nathan Fake, µ-Ziq, Machinedrum and Nosaj Thing contribute 14 new and exclusive cuts to Bleep's 10th anniversary compilation. Everyone's on fine form, from the driving techno of Gas's 'Die Wand' thru the spannered future 'ardcore of Untold's 'That Horn Track' to the melting glass structures of Autechre's 'Syptixed', Shackleton's rhythmelodic roil, 'Ganda Rising', and Byetone's banging techno wormholer, 'Morning'.
Shifted shapes three abrasive, roiling industrial rhythms under the Covered In Sand guise for Mira. The panicky tribalism and screechy, Cut Hands-like noise of 'Luarica' churns turf across the front, whereas 'Orapa (An Interview)' is a droning black hole with indecipherable vocals, and 'Venetia' turns back to that brand of murky tribalism he shares with the likes of Downwards acts Taler or Sam Kerridge.
"Philip Perkins (b 1951) studied art and motion graphics with Robert Mullen and David Foster and was mentored by "Blue" Gene Tyranny in music composition and performance. He played in many rock, country and experimental music bands and was a member of The Residents performance ensemble 1979-84, as well as serving as their cinematographer and lighting designer. 'Drive Time' was composed and originally released in 1985 is a series of pieces created as an alternative to early morning "drive time" AM radio, and targeted at the same audience: commuters."
UK's Bambooman makes good on the promise of his compilation appearances for Brownswood Bubblers and Project: Mooncircle with a full debut suite of lean, crooked hip hop/tronica with soul for Sonic Router. The Yorkshirman's got a unique sound, attributable at least in part to his production palette of entirely found sounds and field recordings, but also the way he rubs them together, relishing in their elasticity and frictional qualities with microscopically detailed sound design and teetering, polymetric rhythm arrangements. It's a canny simulacra of the organic and the synthesised, weaving between … Read more
*2nd Edition, on black vinyl** Trio of 909-driven techno tools from a shadowy new player. Check for the the neat rave signal synthline and emotive strings on the flipside, 'Solace'.
Room 40's latest experimental missive contains, you guessed it, 30 grainy, industrial loops crafted with sandpaper and 4 snare drums. However, what you won't know (without listening to the samples, at least) is quite how visceral and grinding they sound, with each one minute section of loop bristling with animated, coruscating textures and nowt else. Noise techno jocks and hard-to-satisfy ears need to cop a grip on this sound - another strong outing from Room 40.
**Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** Following their acclaimed "Fxck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything", Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra dust off an old chesnut from their 2005 album Horses In The Sky and coat it in glitter and shards of glass; not remixes really, but brand new recordings that use set-closing live favourite "Hang On To Each Other" as a launching point for some rather glorious dancefloor excursions.
*Repress! Includes previously unreleased extra track ‘Stalker (alt edit)’* Kode applies an experienced DJ's knowledge of dancehall dynamics and post junglist theory, attempting to create a quietly euphoric torque of rampant breakbeat science, basically without the breakbeats, utilising overwhelming bassline pressure and 'the drop' to advance 10 notches further along the hardcore continuum to a darkened corner behind the bassbins with an assured cyber-rudeboy stance. Including a track from each of the four 10" Singles with 10 new tracks ranging from dubbed pian… Read more