Thursday, 16 October
'Floor-raising disco-house tackle from Julio Bashmore back on Broadwalk. Gunning for the mirror-ball on both sides, his 'Simple Love' workout is more low key, cruising on plump subs and shuffled hi-hats with the kind of glowing, wavey chords that make it feel like you've mistakenly gobbled a Gary with your lunch (no pun intended). 'Petals', on the other hand, is bang up for it, cutting shapes with skewed disco loops hingeing on massive claps and shuttered rhythms like some Soundhack track deployed during happy hour at P'bar.
**Transparent green vinyl w/ download code** "The Body and Sandworm are two bands with roots in the Providence underground that take unbridled negativity and spin it in opposite directions. The Body, legendary in both underground extreme music enclaves and the wider community of metal fans, are masters of expansive expressions of pure sadness that incorporate sounds and instruments far beyond what is typical in the realm of heavy metal. Sandworm is the young and hungry duo of Ben Eberle and Pat Reilly, bursting out of the gate on this, their first proper release, with a collection of raw … Read more
UK electro fixture Dez Williams steps out on Bedouin backed with fierce Ekman and Bintus remixes. Williams' original pieces play hard but nimble with rattling machine rhythms laced to spiralling 303's, old skool style, in 'Acid Bath', and grubbier, bittersweet electro/IDM in 'Silvaphish'. Ekman's R303CK remix of 'Acid Bath' burns like a f**ker, and Bintus bashes 'Silvaphish' to a knuckle-head techno agenda.
Thurston Moore’s first solo record since 2010’s Demolished Thoughts features James Sedwards of Nought (guitar), Deb Googe of My Bloody Valentine (bass) and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth (drums), the album radiates with both his signature thrashing electric guitars as well as blissful 12-string acoustic ballads..
Sampler-wielding 'ardwave thugz, $hit & $hine follow the 'Powder Horn' dose for Diagonal with six funked-up 'floor frags for Gangsigns. His rambunctious tastes know no bounds, gleefully razing genres like haters from the flinty breakbeat crusher, 'Be Careful' thru the peg-legged swagger of 'Can't Be Trusted' and fudged boogie play, 'Caterpillllarr', to unnervingly straight-playing house in 'Greenskul' and collapsing '80s soul and funk styles with 'Welly Too Far Away' and 'What's Wrong With Me'. Man clearly doesn't give a f**k in the best possible sense. 'Tropical' is party time for the freaks, then.
Diverse techno murder from UK's Witch duo backed with Shifted and Truss remixes on the 1st release from Happa and Al Gill's Part Five Records. From the heads-down, rugged approach to their noisily visceral production values, Witch's original tracks stand as prime examples of the new techno skool, differentiated from former classes by their more ascetic, blistered style. The A-side is a spring-loaded industrial kicker packing proper heat which is channelled into a more funked-up, carefully stuttering remix by Truss. B-side, they come on like AFX's 'Elephant Song' with the strobing alarm stabs and crushed … Read more
Handy repress of Future Times' chunky funk compendium, 'Vibe 2', starring nuglets from label boss Max D, plus Hunee, Steve Moore, Juju & Jordash, Tom Noble and more. Disc 1 highlights run from Max D's remix of Ron Morelli's L.I.E.S. jam, 'Comeback Dust', to the cracking Linn drums of Confused House's 'Concrete Dub' and Alexis Le-Tan's camp pumper, 'Marathon Man'. Disc 2 drops gems such as Hunee tropical shuffler, 'Folga', and Juju & Jordash's Balearic paddle, 'Musketache'.
*Originally released on vinyl in 1980, remastered from the original tapes* "Of the early studio and live recordings that comprise We Are Time, frontman Mark Stewart says "We Are Time is really 'the' teenage Pop Group album. It's full of defiance and the material demonstrates the band's staunch independence and our really early DIY ethic before the studio became another instrument.” Guitarist Gareth Sager explains that the band was "trying in an inexplicably naive manner to combine Patti Smith's Rimbaud ramblings, James Brown, the Stooges, Roxy Music, T. 26th Oct – Islington Assembly Hall, … Read more
*Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* "With his new album “What's Fruit”, Schlammpeitziger touches the danceﬂoor more than ever before in his 22-year long career. Yet his danceﬂoor is a playful one. The Cologne based composer's sounds electrify with their multi-layered melodic structures. He weaves countless details in perfection, to a high density of musical activity, always focusing on the slow, driving beats which hold everything together. Each of the eight tracks represents shades of the unique humour we love about Schlammpeitziger. Unlike his previous recor… Read more
**Electronic pop and ambient electronica from a trio of Denmark's most trusted producers, Anders Remmer (Dub Tractor), Jesper Skaaning (Acustic), Thomas Knak (Opiate) aka Future 3, joined by vocalists Benoit Pioulard and Anja T. Lahrmann** "Future 3 return with an album of airy, ethereal-yet-epic compositions that both nod to the trio's nineties roots but also take in all the various musical experiments, ventures, and releases that have seen the light of day since 2001. The band's first album in 13 years, With and Without inhabits, as the title indicates, two different kinds of sonic realms: T… Read more
**180g one-sided wax** Nico Jaar reworks his previously subscription-only workout, 'You Are The One' for the first edit on his Other People label. In unique fashion, Jaar reduces the Chicago footwork and classic disco memes to his patented mid-tempo chug, replete with some unexpected boogie twists.
**180g vinyl with digital download code redeemable from the label** Tindersticks return with another one of their occasional, brilliant instrumental albums, this one commissioned by the 'In Flanders Fields' World War One Museum in Ypres, Belgium to create the soundscapes for the new permanent exhibition commemorating the centenary of the Great War and beyond. The band have created an orchestral score that evolves through the different, distinctive spaces and sections of the museum, punctuated with private contemplative spaces where the music was allowed to be more poetic. Made from a series of … Read more
Thursday, 09 October
**Gatefold 2LP pressing of this killer set from Alberich, edition of 700** Hospital Productions present a redacted version of Alberich's indomitable, spirit-crushing opus, 'NATO-Uniformen', cut from 30 tracks in the original 8 x cassette box (limited to 50 copies), to 19 tracks on this version, edited for the Trans Industrial Assembly in 2014 NYC. Originally deployed in 2010, its bombed-out lustre has only grown more alluring in the time since, becoming a firm favourite of everyone from Blackest Ever Black's Kiran Sande to Endangered Species' Vereker and ourselves, at … Read more
**Gatefold 2LP with free download included** William Bennett and Blackest Ever Black light the fuse on a delirious 3rd album from Cut Hands. Recorded from 2012-2014 in Edinburgh and London, 'Festival Of The Dead' finds a place for the explosive energy and drama of ancient percussive ritual in an accelerated modern world. Named and released to coincide with harvest or autumnal customs across the world, it's both a harbinger of darker, winter times and a commemoration of shared ancestry and traditions common to many cultures across the world - All Saints Day, Samhain, Feast of Ancestors… Read more
**Blue & Yellow swirl coloured Vinyl. 2nd in Death Waltz's 'Originals' series - the score to Berberian Sound Studio's film-within-a-film** Nurse WIth Wound's Andrew Liles serves a sh*t-the-bed rework of the score to Berberian Sound Studio's Giallo inception, 'The Equestrian Vortex'. Spinning the tale of "a coven of witches presiding under a riding academy" into his own demented yarn, Liles adapts the score to create a miasmic trip into the unconscious, soundtracked by the petrified screams and unheimlich incantations of Giallo actresses Silvia, Claudia, and Elisa. Quite honestly, … Read more
NYC's Margaret Chardiet aka Pharmakon churns her guts out in this bloodied follow-up to her acclaimed album debut, 'Abandon' (2013). Four days before she was supposed to fly to Europe, touring in support of 'Abandon', Margaret had a medical emergency which resulted in major surgery and the loss of an organ. 'Bestial Burden' was realised during this time, written and fleshed-out whilst she came to terms with the situation; "I thought of my corporeal body anthropomorphically, with a will or intent of its own, outside of my will's control, and seeking to sabotage. I began to explore the idea o… Read more
**Includes download code redeemable from the label** Eagerly anticipated reissue of an Ethio jazz-and-funk cornerstone from keyboard whizz Hailu Mergia on Awesome Tapes From Africa. Unlike the last time, when we heard him solo on 'Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument', here on the highly sought-after 'Tche Belew', he's backed by The Walias, one of Ethiopia's crack units, who're perhaps best known for collaborating with Mulatu Astatke and backing for star Éthiopiques singer, Ahmed Mahmoud. The legendary Astatke also appears on this one, but Hailu is arguably the star of the show… Read more
*Includes a free copy of the CD inside plus a download code* “Colours Of The Night (Satellite)’ is Peter Broderick’s first song- based release in two years, during which the singer-songwriter- composer-multi-instrumentalist and serial collaborator was struck down by a debilitating illness that forced him to re- evaluate his life. Here, in his own words, is what Peter has to say about it: “Folks! I am very excited to announce a forthcoming EP on the Bella Union label. ‘Colours Of The Night (Satellite)’ is a preview of what’s to come on my next full-length album, due ou… Read more
Prickly digital soul music from NTS Radio's own Throwing Shade, following her Mystic Places' debut for Kassem Mosse's Ominira label with this gem for No Pain In Pop. '19 Jewels' is an iridescent distillation of underground London currents in 2014, contouring traces of '80s boogie & '90s R&B, African dance music and Asian pop with an abstract, detached sensibility landing somewhere between Hype Williams, Maria Minerva and Negra Branca. The kaleidoscopic synthsoul of 'Sweet Tooth' feat. Emily Bee opens for a set constantly in flux between light and dark, from the dank chamber vibes lit with ch… Read more
**Ltd edition 180g vinyl LP with digital download code redeemable from the label** "For the past eight years the duo of Rob Lowe and Michael Muller have nurtured and refined their creative partnership as the core members of the band Balmorhea. Though their first album on Western Vinyl 'Rivers Arms' garnered some good press, their 2006 debut captures the duo's unique magic as it first blossomed. With no label, distributor, manager, publicist, or booking agent the duo quietly self-released their first recordings and started playing live shows. Now, seven years later Western Vinyl reissue the album and make it available on vinyl for the first time ever. "
Minimal tech-house rollers and jackers from Poland's Michal Wolski. Four cuts deftly shapeshift from mid-aughts minimal tech on 'Who Am I' to burned-out techno in 'Meausrement', the chiming soothe of 'The Bells', and glacial slow motion chug in 'Black Swan'.
*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, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Italy, Spain Denmark, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. If you are in another country please contact us for postage costs* *7LP Boxset, all 180gram vinyl, comes with 12 page full colour booklet with an essay by Brian Eno and album descriptions by the veteran British music journalist Chris May and a poster designed by Marc Borgers* Third curated set of the long-awaited vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalogue. These seve… Read more
UTTU gets them cherry-picking fingers mucky again with Rushmore's 1st single outside of the Trax Couture label. In case you weren't following, Rushmore's dealt out a couple of killer 12"s to date fusing UK grime with Ballroom, Chi-house and footwork in excellent fashion. Here he's typically wayward, flexing out from Todd Terry styles in 'Dance Show' to an outstanding slow/fast ghetto-tech sound on 'Droptop', whereas 'Run II' eases off on a moody gherkin jerk tip and 'Throwback' juggles clipped chords and raspin' typewriter percussion like some raw-ass take on early SND. Tip!
Excellent primer on the diffuse, highly influential elektronik music scene centred around the N.W. German industrial city, Düsseldorf circa late '70s-early '80s. Spanning work by common elements such as Wolfgang Riechmann - who played with both Kraftwerk, La Düsseldorf, and Neu!'s Michael Rother - in the sparkling 'Wunderbar', and La Düsseldorf's eponymous anthem, through to the ambient visions of Harmonia & Eno, and or the proto-techno warning volleys of D.A.F.'s 'Der Mussolini', Die Krupps' helter skelter 'Wahre Arbeit Wahrer Lohn' and Liasons Dangereuses' de… Read more
John Beltran returns with a seductively trim and techy new sound on Text, backed with label boss Four Tet's sweeter 2-step remix. Squeezing in somewhere between Hessle Joe and LP5-era Autechre, Beltran references his Latino and Detroit inspirations from a unique perspective, synching clipped claps and canted harp hook with pizzicato electronics in a fresh, bittersweet tangle where you'd almost expect Thom Yorke to come in crooning (gwan Thom, do us a version?). Four Tet's mix is much sweeter, easing the original to a dainty ambient 2-step more compatible with Actress and Martyn grooves. Class.
'Golden Circle Afternoon' is the trippy, fractured travelogue of a European tour undertaken by Argentinian avant-guitarist Anla Courtis and sound artists, BJNilsen & Stilluppsteypa. It's a dense and often frightening session, condensing some months of field recordings and transitional concepts into a heavy moving mass of drones, acousmatic sound sources and noisy flux, as though hearing their lives played in fast-forward and super slow, almost as you'd imagine the sense-scrambling experience of extended touring to be. To be honest I couldn't really speak … Read more
**Vinyl edition of 500** Sound travels: Laurent Jeanneau returns us to the endangered minority cultures of South East Asia with the mesh of location recordings and electronics in 'Gongs', his follow-up to the haunting 'Voices' for Discrepant. Two extended sides develop his understandable fascination with the unique timbre of S.E. Asian Gong orchestras, revealing and contrasting their resonant acoustic tonalities and accompanying voices with a subtle patina of electronic processing and augmentation. The first piece uses an array of source material recorded in Laos and Cambodia to lure us into a dream… Read more
"Death Waltz deliver Jeff Grace’s score to The House Of The Devil, Ti West’s acclaimed shocker that homages and celebrates films from one of the true golden ages of horror cinema. Coming from the same kind of place as The Omen and Rosemary’s Baby, the film has a certain period aesthetic that is reflected in its brooding and slow-burning score. Whilst it starts with an electric guitar and synth piece that immediately sets the mood and the time, Grace’s score doesn’t immediately hit you over the head, instead building itself up over time and increasing intensity while always being absolu… Read more
*White vinyl edition - includes remixes from Bass Clef and Daniel Avery, plus two original productions* Desire present an expanded edition of Ricardo Tobar's 'Garden' EP, now including 'Hundreds' from his 'Treillis' album plus Daniel Avery and Bass Clef remixes. The wormy arpeggios and shuffled groove of 'Gardens' and moody, muddy swing of 'Hundreds' build on the styles of his releases for Border Community and In Paradisum' with a deft touch and feel for visceral, hynptic textures ripe for deeper dancefloor sessions. Daniel Avery gives up a smoother, bluer mix of 'Garden', and Bass Clef offers a more rugged, collapsing halfstep version run thru with mad modular prongs.
Antinote's Geena switches tack to ruddier, Afro-centric jaxx as Accem Myomi for Odd Frequencies. Working with barest essentials, he hammers out four hypnotic, abrasive tattoos trekking across the swampy jag of 'It Took The Night To Beliece' to a blunted, slower take on vintage Regis in 'Palms Crossed' and out to mind-swill acid bang on 'Hours So Wrong' and 'Next Stop Unknown'.