Thursday, 02 May
**Brand new vinyl reissue on OPN's own Software label, now with download code redeemable from the label** After absorbing the impact of his completely essential 'Rifts' collection, we're immensely pleased to say we've got limited copies of Oneohtrix Point Never's sublime 'Russian Mind' LP on No Fun Productions. The album is centred around the evocative theme of a Russian cosmonaut past his prime, composing the score to a film from his hospital bed in a room on the east wing of an orbiting infirmary, facing a window overlooking a grove of holographic birch trees, lendin… Read more
**Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** Sacred Bones display seven exclusive, unreleased wares from Zola Jesus, Moon Duo, Jozef Van Wissem and more for RSD. Side A opens with The Men's full pelt garage punk blast 'B-Minor' and continues with a German language update of Moon Duo's 'I Can See' aka 'Ich Werde Sehen' beside a chugging Psychic Ills remix of Föllakzoid's '9' and a particularly poignant missive from renegade lutenist Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch featuring vocals by Guy Blakeslee. B-side Zola Jesus… Read more
*Single Sided Lazer Etched Disc* Dirty Three's Mick Turner meets the Bonny Prince, Will Oldham on a trio of "spirit devotionals for a new century." Reprising the relationship they formed back in 2000-2001 with a live album and single, 'Get On Jolly', these two genteel men of their respective outbacks make a sweet pairing, swaying between wheezy organ and brushed drum tumbles to elegant waltz with their world weary yet still-clinging croons assisted by Dirty Three drummer Jim White and backing vocals by Angel Olsen.
**Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** A welcome return for Akron/Family, proffering a potent and expanded vision of open-structured cosmic rock. According to the band, the album's canyon-straddling, star-gazing scale is inspired by the landscape-obsessed, deeply American sci-fi imaginings of Frank Herbert,"the plots within plots of Dune mirrored in many layers of sound." This is a proper epic, make no mistake, and the band sound more fucked-up, grizzled and committed than before; at the same time they've evidently matured as songwriters, performers and arrangers, deliv… Read more
*Long unavailable, now finally re-pressed classic from MF Doom...* This is what we said back when this album was first released: "This album has been rumoured to have been in the Big Dada vault for ages, just waiting for the right time to unleash the sickness. That time is now. Thirteen tracks, six feet deep - with fellow Monster Island Czars guests down for the insane ride like Jet-Jaguar (M.F. Grimm), Rodan, Trunks, Hassan Chop, Gigan, Biolante, Stahhr and Mr Fantastik plus Lil' Sci & Id 4 Winds from Scienz Of Life. All produced by Doom under his Metal Faced Villain alias bring… Read more
Led Er Est's Samuel De La Rosa and Karen Sharkey debut a eerily psychedelic, almost pop-wise new project, The Coombe, on the brilliant Mannequin Records. It's not what you might expect from Mannequin Records and far better for it, skirting the peripheries of that cold, wavey sound with graceful elan. Striking opener 'Inbetween Doors', with its zither like melody and urgent, itchy post-punk zeal is a real red herring as the beats dissipate and we're left with five more tracks orbiting Flaming Tunes-liek guitar strum and synth drone on 'Tierra Amarilla' and a solo piano and drone piece titled 'Un… Read more
**Collecting seven tracks not previously issued on vinyl. Includes download code redeemable form the label** Part of OPN's bulk vinyl drop via Software, 'The Fall Into Time' is perhaps the most notable due to the inclusion of seven pieces never previously issued on vinyl before. They're those bonus pieces that appeared on the 2012 boxset of 'Rifts', itself drawn from rare and obscure tapes and CDrs for the underground network which first supported the young synth master on his quest for sonic enlightenment. They count the 10 minute valium drift of 'Blue Drive' an… Read more
**Fold-out screen-printed jacket containing 12" + 10", A4 insert and download code redeemable from the label. Edition of 250** Richly affective recordings of Newcastle composer, singer and outsider artist Richard Dawson accompanied by the legendary Rhodri Davies on pedal harp. A meditation on "death and life, violence and love, memory and fog" 'The Glass Trunk' oscillates between Richard's plaintive Geordie folksong and arresting group discord one moment, to passages of shrill, jagged electric guitar and pedal harp the next, aptly described as "a rousing Northumbrian song-painting like nothing else you will hear!!!".
**Picture disc** Sepalcure's Praveen Sharma channels rugged and smooth New York garagehouse vibes as Braille for Hypercolour's Glass Table. Uptown, he brings a maelstrom of darting dub chord stabs and clipped, busy percussion with 'The Storm' and a smoother, low-slung swinger in 'Me&U'. Downtown, he rolls out the ruffled tribal garage polyrhythms of 'At A Glance' and the spaced-out 2-stepper 'Casper'.
Special RSD reissue of Kompakt's stunning first-ever release all the way back from 1998 by the elusive Jürgen Paape, replete with a rare remix by Mike Ink (Wolfgang Voigt). KOM 1 RSD features the itchy plastic funk of the original 'Triumph 1' and the jazz-smoked 'Triumph 2' flashing their totally timeless chops on the front, together showing just how far ahead of the game Kompakt were back in 1998, while the 'Best Of Mike Ink Is Dead Remix' recarves 'Triumph' with even wider, swinging subs, tempered percussions and elegant extension all rescued from stems on the original DAT tape. Highly recommended!
Slick, bassquaking hip-hop 2013-style from Black Daisy and Unknown Shapes. 'Used To Give a Fk' is custom-built for the low-riders and hipster ballers, motored by 808-thunderclaps, cartwheeling arpeggios a la Rustie's 'Bad Science' and an insistent, codeine-paralysed vocal sample. It's a tad overcooked for our tastes but it comfortably achieves what it sets out to do and is worth checking if you've been feeling the more trap-flavoured productions that have been proliferating like mice of late. On 'Rick Ross' they pay tribute to the titular MC with a butch, bugged-out jeep… Read more
**Deluxe vinyl edition - includes fold-out poster** First time official issue of this previously unissued classic and historical London live performance from 1979. Recorded live in August 1979 as part of a series of 4 legendary post punk gigs that included Throbbing Gristle, Echo & The Bunnymen, Red Crayola and Cabaret Voltaire. Setlist: 'Dead Souls'; 'Disorder'; 'Wilderness'; 'Autosuggestion'; 'Transmission'; 'Day Of The Lords'; 'She's Lost Control'; 'Shadowplay'; 'Atrocity Exhibition'; 'Insight'.
**Re-press on vinyl, now with download code redeemable from the label** OPN's 'Zones Without People' was released in 2009 on a highly limited vinyl run for Arbor. All seven tracks featured in his Wire chart-topping 'Rifts' compilation, predating his mindblowing 'Returnal' album (surely one of the best of 2010) and displaying its prodigiously gifted creator amidst some of his most affective synthscapes. From the outset we could consider this to be classic material, as the miniature 'Computer Vision' - one of his very earliest creations circa 2004 - plugs into a … Read more
Thursday, 25 April
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*Coloured Vinyl reissue of this classic album by The Caretaker* James Leyland Kirby returns with a long-in-the-making soundtrack to acclaimed filmmaker Grant Gee's documentary about German writer WG Sebald. 'Patience (After Sebald)' is a multi-layered film essay on landscape, art, history, life and loss - an exploration of the work and influence of German writer WG Sebald (1944-2001), told via a long walk through coastal East Anglia tracking his most famous book 'The Rings Of Saturn'. Much like The Caretaker's oeuvre, Sebald's works are particularly focuse… Read more
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*Fabled Berlin producer Kareem delivers an incredible industrial-ambient album for The Death of Rave - initial copies on clear wax, highly recommended if you're into the works of Kevin Drumm, Lustmord, Deathprod, Biosphere, or the ambient work of AFX* Following on from a vinyl issue of Mark Leckey's "Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore" and an EP by Powell, The Death of Rave presents the first longform, beat-less composition by Patrick Stottrop aka Kareem. Since 1996 the Berlin-based artist has produced nearly 20 singles and albums for both his Zhark Recordings and Ramadan labels, Kanzelramt’s … Read more
Mark Nelson's cherished Pan American quietly slip back into our consciousness as a band proper, now adding the estimable talents of Steven Hess (Cleared/Haptic) and Nelson's former Labradford bandmate, Robert Donne to the project. While Nelson assuredly handles all production, the live feel is definitely more prominent, folding in the patter of Hess's percussion and Bobby Donne's languid bass at the centre of seven beautifully diffuse soundscapes bordering on the frontier lands of post-rock, dub techno and ambient electronica, yet never clearly falling within any one sector. Every … Read more
Another crucial side on Stephen O'Malley's Ideologic Organ, prised from some putrid cave deep under the underground. This time it's a double-vinyl edition of Wold's Freermasonry, the first time on wax for a work originally issued by Profound Lore Records on CD in 2011. The Saskatchewan troupe, led by one Fortress Crookedjaw, take no prisoners and sure as hell don't meet you in the middle - rather they offload a barrage of putrid, zero-fidelity, utterly addictive black metal-flavoured noise, anchored by vocals that have to count among the most flesh-creeping and downright unpleasant we've heard on re… Read more
Whoa, even by EVOL's usual standards this is a weird and wired experiment in sonic slime-slinging, mastered by Russell Haswell and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M. For the best part of three years Stephen Sharp and Roc Jiménez de Cisneros have been desconstructing rave music in novel and unorthodox ways, homing in on bizarre tropes in the music that we've glibly come to accept as generic, disrupting its regular patterns, drawing attention to its kinks and fissures, and generally f**king with our heads: a process they formally describe as Rave Synthesis. The music of Proper Headshrinker was origi… Read more
Erik + Fiedel aka MMM ramp up two Kwaito-spiked disco aces on their 6th 12" together. 'Que Barnaro' is a beast; surgically funky guitar licks laced to pistoning hi-hats and hip-swinging sub hits for proper exothermic reactions. Whip this out at the right time and you've got a ceiling slamming party on your hands, no messing. Flipside, they invert the formula to more reserved, energy-conserving effect with the moody acid motif and clipped keyboard percussions of 'Casio Dub' coming off like Heatsick soundtracking a sticky rave on a ghost ship somewhere in the Bermuda triangle. TIPPED!
**Includes art-print poster and digital download code redeemable from the label** The third volume of electronics-savvy saxophonist Colin Stetson's New History Warfare album series, and if you ask us, the most pungent and poignant of the lot - thanks in no small part to the dab hand of Ben Frost, who recorded its 11 tracks in single takes and has done a splendid job of capturing the molten intensity of a Stetson live performance. Pre-release chatter has focussed on the presence of Justin Vernon, who handles lead vocals on four of the tracks: particularly not… Read more
Trailing in the cosmic wake of his Super Jam ace for NNF, Martin Nilsson presents two tape-crusted solo synth gems for the dodecagonal 7" series from Malmö's Solförmörkelse label. Split between his conjoined aliases, Nilsson hypnotises with the Roedelius-like melancholy and urgent, radioactive glow of 'Solitude Tube (Internal Focus)' in his Super Jam guise, before switching hemispheres for a more tranquil and quietly reserved isolation chamber meditation called 'Night Air Feelings' in his Ultra Jam guise. Fans of Sand Circles or early James Ferraro are in for a treat.
Sequencias catch The Sun God, aka Jamal Moss, aka Hieroglyphic Being at his brain-frying best. 'The Spirits Have Spoken' is a throbbing slab of cosmic discord designed to send your head and the dancefloor buck wild. B-side 'Four This Is Your Salvation' jacks up a trackier groove singed with overheating, almost manic melodic chatter...
Kode 9 returns with his first single in two years, would you believe. We're a long way from the UKF-inflected house manoeuvres the Hyperdub skipper was making on 2011's Black Sun; instead lead cut 'Xingfu Lu', which fans will know has existed for at least a year, firmly channels footwork through Memories Of The Future's haunted dancehall. Spend even a minute with 'Xinfu Lu', though, and you'll see it's no ordinary juke pastiche: it's properly dubwise, its sickened, weasly synthesizer lines and chopped-to-f**k drums seem designed less to mobilise your feet than to stir up the voices in your head.… Read more
**Red vinyl** Oliverwho Factory deal in the rawest, most effective Detroit house on their 8th Madd Chaise issue. It's worth the entry alone for a remastered mix of their uplifting vocal banger 'Rain 5th Wave' (2003), and you'll also find more moody, spacewise gear in a revised 'Touch Me' (2003), and a sleek but noisy new throbber, '2Morrow'.
Grooving ghost-in-the-machine analogue electronica from the Acido and Atelier fam's Tase. In purest Berlin fashion he whittles down two persuasive minimal dancefloor acts, one coming off like Actress's 'Maze' with the ending in sight, the other a chiming, trippy piece of disco-house with weird, whirring synth figures, smudgy tape trickery and hypnotic bass oscillation.
*The legendary 10th Burial Mix release, now pressed up on 12" - as unmissable as they come...*
**10" + free CD** In summer 2012 multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick made a series of recordings with his microphone shy father, Steven, aka Pop. 'Broderick & Broderick' documents their few evenings spent together in Berlin picking out old, familiar melodies, Steven on nylon six-string and Peter on Violin and whatever else was in his hands. The typically lovely results were later looped, cut-up and re-arranged by Peter and mailed to his sister, Heather Woods-Broderick, who later added vocal layers, percussion and organ to what would become a present for their mutual Pop, and now appears as the record before you. Double lovely stuff.
"Early in 2013, Error Broadcast released Soosh's critically acclaimed LP Colour is Breathe. Now the Scottish producer returns with the remixes album, a collection that offers ten fresh interpretations of standout tracks from Colour is Breathe. A quartet of established names reshapes "For You". UK-based rapper DELS and his producer Eli-T make it raw and lyrical, whilst Dam Mantle lends his trademark energy to the same track. US beat scene veteran devonwho pares back the song to its very pulse, leaving Synkro room to let it kick and snap. Slowwkid betrays his newcomer status with a hazy… Read more
Hi-quality, remastered collection of vintage blues presented by Jack White's Third Man imprint; Blind Willie McTell's Complete Recorded Works Presented in Chronological Order: April 17, 1930 to September 14, 1933. 180g vinyl features brand new artwork by Grammy-award-wining designer Rob Jones.
Hi-quality, remastered collection of vintage blues presented by Jack White's Third Man Imprint; The Mississippi Sheiks' Complete Recorded Works Presented in Chronological Order: June 12, 1930 to October 24, 1931. 180g vinyl features brand new artwork by Grammy-award-wining designer Rob Jones.