Thursday, 30 July
**Rhubard & custard coloured 180g wax** "Medical Records is very pleased to present the debut album by U/V Light. U/V Light sounds more than a bit like Cloudland Canyon at times. This is because it is the first “solo,” effort from Kip Uhlhorn of CC. Kip played, sang on, engineered, mixed, and collaborated with Gabby Weiss on this new recording. Eschewing standard German comparisons that CC usually receives, U/V LIGHT often sounds like either early electro or dance-pop but without the typical blueprint so commonly replicated these days. Kip's rockist tendencies make this recording more interesting… Read more
Scorching collection of Early Pakistani dance music taken from original 7" soundtracks 1967 - 1975. Thanks to the diligent work of compiler Florian Pittner, we're presented a prime and revelatory selection of instrumentals which would normally be found found listed as either "Dance Music" or "Theme Music" on vintage Pakistani film soundtrack vinyl. As anyone who has checked the excellent Finders Keepers editions from this epoch can attest - the discos of Islamabad must have been wild spots in the late '60s and early '70s if this music is anything to go by.
*Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* "It has been four years since Guillermo S. Herren released anything significant from his most famous and respected moniker, Prefuse 73 (though he did keep busy with live shows, collaborations, and remixes). That's a long time for virtually any artist, but it's an eternity for Herren, whose first three Prefuse 73 albums dropped in the span of four years. As if to make up for lost time, 2015 will see the release of not one, but three major works from Prefuse 73. After several albums that saw Herren progressively drift awa… Read more
Lowjack and D.K. double down as Slack DJs with a cranky quartet of Afro-noise-techno joints for Trilogy Tapes. On top, they knead out the rubbled drums and squally swagger of 'Hoops' beside the canny electro-acoustic noise texturtes and tribal roil of '75011'. Flipside, 'Glasshouse Mountains' tills the 'floor in two mixes; a rotted, kicking industrial version and more spacious, blown-out Afro-noise take.
*One-sided etched clear vinyl 12" in die-cut sleeve* Krampfhaft presents one of the lushest remixes for Björk's 'Vulnicura' album. At the Dutch producers digits, 'History of Touches' is rent as a widescreen play of sweeping searchlight synths illuminating gasping chorales and picking out micro-rhythmic details amidst its loping, swooning structure.
**White vinyl** Parisian bass don Big Dope P unleashes proper club heat on Nighwave's Heka Trax, backed with remixes by Rustie, Earl Teklife, Ikonika and DJ Tim Dolla Brick Bandits. The EDM-glancing title cut cuts up trap modes with inverted gabber kicks and dubstep rave trixxx, beside the banging electro-jack of 'Momma On Da Flo' feat. Feadz, and the PC Music-style acceleration of 'Ibogance'. Remixers are firing, too, from Rustie's beast mode boost of 'Hit Da Blokk' to the hyper Chicago flex of DJ Earl and the club-sprung low end suspension of DJ Tim Dolla's vinyl-only mix. Dabbin'!
*Double album pressed on 140gm custom blue colour vinyl, housed inside a 425 gsm leather look sleeve with an etching on side 4, full colour booklet and an exclusive lobby card* The The's Matt Johnson presents a perfectly pensive and furtive soundtrack to 'Hyena', Gerard Johnson's 2014 film about bent dibble, Albanian gangsters and vice in modern day London. "The score to HYENA comes across like a fever dream; vignettes of hip-hop and house beats with incredible synthesizer melodies laid on top, threatening electronic effects roaring like a Formula 1 car engine, eve… Read more
Bureau B's excellent Kollektion series elects Thomas Fehlmann to select his favourite Conrad Schnitzlers. This 5th instalment, like the others, affords some contextual grasp on one of the largest, slipperiest catalogues of electronic music in the late 20th century. And poignantly so as Fehlmann, a legend of Teutonic electronics in his own right, was first prompted to make electronic music as a student after witnessing Schnitzler demonstrate "how the "extended definition of art" established by Joseph Beuys could be applied to music." Across 16 songs he touches on the breadth and depth… Read more
Sun-ripened Balearic disco selections from OG Ibizan DJ Leo Mas. The legendary DJ partner of Alfredo at Amnesia in the '80s has been tasked with picking out some of his choicest obscurities and rare beauties for this 12"; including the slinky disco symphony of Gianni Bella's 'Dolce Luna (Parte A1)' up top, plus Moana Pozzi's saxy boogie downstroke, 'L'Ultima Notte', and the flutey acoustic fancy of Ivano Fossati & Oscar Prudente's 'Gil (Voglia Di Terra)' on the flip.
*One-sided etched clear vinyl 12" in die-cut sleeve* Mica Levi's sweeping, instrumental "Kareokiejid" remix of Björk's 'Lionsong' really stands out from the remix suite of her Arca-produced 'Vulnicura' LP. Deleting Björk's vox, what remains is a tortuous symphonic arrangement of blossoming and willowing strings conducted with the uncanny ability to really reach in and massage, squeeze and yank our heart muscle. Sing-a-long if you must.
**Includes download redeemable from the label** Detroit cranks, Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) and David Shettler, reprise Moon Pool And Dead Band flanked by remixes from JTC, Ectomorph's BMG, Michael Dykehouse, and Nate Young himself. The "dirty dystopian analog techno-funk" of Shettler & Young's original 'MEQ' operates at the edge of the 'floor with frazzled electronics and toiling pulses urging a slompy, atonal jack which inspires the remixers to do much the same. Ghostly International's Dykehouse turns in a percolated noise house version; Patrick Russell dries it out an bumps with extra subs… Read more
*First ever reissue on Vinyl, CD or Digital, includes an essay by Peter Relic interviewing Goldberg, plus unseen archive photos. 180-gram remastered album housed in a deluxe gatefold “tip-on” jacket with download card for full album* "Barry Thomas Goldberg was 23 in 1974, the year his Minneapolis power pop group, The Batch, split up. Rudderless, he set about recording solo album Misty Flats, and though few would hear it in its day, he hit on something very special indeed. “In 1974, the world was weary, the Vietnam War was ending, America was at this place where it didn't know where it was headi… Read more
**Includes download code** London's Kowloon Records debut with Florestano's skewed electronica in 'Noh'. His is a strangely coloured, off-kilter soundworld, aesthetically comparable with late '90s IDM, crisp '00s micro-house, but filtered thru an up-to-date palette of curdled, keening electronic timbres. His production style is sleekly efficient, favouring clarity over distortion, yet he tends towards ruptured, disorienting rhythm patterns rather than rolling resolution. With the exception of heavily processed vox in 'Grizzled'. it's all instrumental, starting like some LP-5-era Autechre piece in 'Br… Read more
*One-sided etched clear vinyl 12" in die-cut sleeve* Björk's dalliance with the Tri Angle crew blooms strange new fruit in Lotic's amorphous, ambiguous Keptsafe Version of 'Notget'. The vocal remains mostly intact but is buffeted with noisy, granulated, and polymetric rhythm structures folding and unfolding in upon themselves, sustaining a perilous and unstable trip pocked with swampy subsidence, beautifully discordant synths and insectoid dynamics.
Murky, nicotine-stained ambience from Young Echo affiliates, Neek and Amos Childs (member of Jabu and Zhou) for Bristol's ever-expanding Idle Hands label. Working within Young Echo's now well-established style, they eviscerate the bodies of dubstep, grime, D&B - that Bristol sound - to come out with eight ghostly emissions framed between low end sub-bass presence, greying ambient chords and faint flickers of voodoo percussions.
"Fire Records re-press Neutral Milk Hotel’s explosive 1996 debut ‘On Avery Island’. Jeff Mangum's songs are cryptic and crazed, his ideas fast and furious, and together they force the home-recording concept out of the basement and into a brave new world, a fuzzy masterpiece of experimental lo-fi recording. Full of rapid-fire wordplay with true and heartfelt experimentation, both ambitious and eclectic, it's not hard to see why this has been such an influential album. Part of the fabled Elephant 6 collective, Neutral Milk Hotel won over many a music critic with this cult c… Read more
Matthew Herbert and East India Youth take British-Norwegian singer-songwriter Sasha Siem to the dancefloor. Herbert's Thumb Dub dices her into glossolalic syllables and looped phrases over a jerky, bouncing groove darkened with dramatic strings and raven caws. East India Youth gives 'See Through' an electroclash/indie-trance overhaul with strong Factory Floor inflections.
Atom TM's 'HD' LP yields another single with the sleek electro shape of 'Riding The Void' remixed by Scuba, Nought and Consumed. The warm, woozy pressure of the original is still best, while the remixers kern it towards straighter techno 'floors, from Scuba's surprisingly muted and efficient Pulse mix to the sunken techno of Nought's, and a swinging electro refit from Consumed.
*180g vinyl edition featuring fully remastered audio available on the format for the first time - Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* “Still” was a compilation consisting of then unreleased studio & live recordings. Comes packaged in a deluxe sleeve featuring matt card with foil printing.
*180g vinyl featuring fully remastered audio available on this format for the first time - Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* “Substance” fills in the missing pieces of the band’s history with four non-album singles (‘Transmission’, ‘Komakino’, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ and ‘Atmosphere’), plus their B-sides. It has been expanded with two additional songs (“As You Said” and the Pennine version of “Love Will Tear Us Apart”).
**Limited edition 160g coloured, gatefold 2LP. Reissue retrospective creaming 17 cuts of New wave, NDW, minimal synth and space disco** "Medical Records is celebrating it’s 5 year anniversary as well as 50th release! Medical Records was founded sometime in 2007/2008 but released it’s first double header of reissues in May 2010 with the (at the time) little known Deutsche Wertarbeit (MR-001) and the first album by famed Italo/synthpop guru Alexander Robotnick (MR-002). Since the beginning, Medical has pledged to bring back long out of print and lost new wave, synth, and disco… Read more
A whacked-out techno volley from EMG and Battista housed in killer Trilogy Tapes artwork by Will Bankhead. This is some deviant dancefloor business, from the bruising bass welt and unstable, uptempo structures of 'Insatiable Desire' and 'Thrill Seeker' to the 100bpm acid sludge of 'Spaceman' and the asphyxiated boogie nodge of 'Electric Cave'.
**Clear vinyl in clear poly sleeve** A billowing ambient swell-on from Deadbeat on his BLKRTZ label. Both sides play to his lesser heard, beat-less angle, quietly seducing us to his cloud base panorama of radiant strings and Wolfgang Voigt-like harmonic blooms with the first side, before moving into higher registers of sweeping, cirrus-like plumes and gently planing in a downward spiral across the B-side.
Thursday, 23 July
*Concentrated, Bendy Acid From Computer Rave Hooligans Evol, debuting their first release for Diagonal. Housed in an incredible sleeve by Guy Featherstone, mastered and cut by Matt ‘The Alchemist’ Colton at Alchemy. RIYL: Belgian Techno, Licking Batteries, Coloured Plastic Discs!* "‘Flapper That’ sees Diagonal invite EVOL — arch propagators of “computer music for hooligans” — to their own, unique establishment for a proper headshrinker of a session. Since Diagonal’s incarnation, EVOL’s hardcore aesthetic and sense of absurdity has been a key influence on the label and Powell’s DJ sets. In effect, … Read more
*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* *Individually numbered edition of 400 copies, includes Five LP's and a 40 page colour book with photographs, liner notes and essays* Horology 2, covering the years 1977-1978, can viewed as a prequel to the 2012 Horology boxset which scanned Adi Newton and ClockDVA's pioneering She… Read more
**Foil-blocked, heavyweight, rigid boxset contains five LPs plus individually numbered certificate. Edition of 400** Finnish psych maverick Pekka Airaksinen is the focus of arguably the most wigged out and far-flung V-o-D release to date. Covering vast distance between his modes and monikers, from the primordial, NWW-listed electronic regressions of The Sperm, to the hypnotic freedom of Samsa Trio, and the hieroglyphic electro-jazz of 'Golden Age' - a clear predecessor to the recently reissued opus, 'Buddhas of Golden Light' - this boxset provides many perspec… Read more
Syrian dabke star, Omar Souleyman leads the dance to Monkeytown flanked by Modeselektor, Gilles Peterson, Four Tet and Legowelt on his 2nd studio album. Recorded in Istanbul whilst reunited with his favourite poet, Ahmad Alsamer, 'Bahdeni Nami' returns to his rawer (read: effective), pre-Domino polished sound, with each contributor faithfully complementing his style, rather than trying to westernise it. We catch Gilles Peterson joining an Arabic duet on 'Tawwalt El Gheba' - actually, we jest; we're not sure what Peterson did, but it sounds bloody great - while Modeselektor fuse beefier, … Read more
**Limited Deluxe Edition, features five bonus tracks pressed on 180g black vinyl housed in a 5mm spined outer sleeve. SDJR turns out a whole party's worth of funk with an infectious debut album sporting guest spots by Julio Bashmore, fLako and Kutmah** "From time to time a DJ or producer comes along who transcends a particular scene, bridges the gap between disparate movements and unites tribal music fans. Seven has that talismanic quality. His productions have a rawness… a loose-knit, lolloping groove that seduces even the most steadfastly stubborn of hips. Recorded in LA, S… Read more
Jessy Lanza finds mutual muses in Chicago lynchpins, DJ Spinn and Taso, for the romantic R&B and footwork of 'You Never Show Your Love'. A perfect match of styles, it finds Spinn & Taso working outside their usual tempo bracket with great results, creaming yacht-ready guitar licks on airborne trap triplets, all gilded with Lanza's longing lyrics placing the original up close to FKA Twigs' 'Water Me' whilst the Teklife remix comes off like 4Hero gone footwork with its ornate chords, jazzy arrangement and hi-tek funk pulsations.
Big room ready, deeper house backed with a more intimate OB Ignitt remix. '323 to Plaza' works out a wiggly, minimal house style wrought with big subs and acidic inflections. Flipside, she explores dubbed out tribal terrain in 'Chocolate Almond', and Detroit's OB Ignitt takes '323 to Plaza' for a more low-lit, sensuous remix riding warm bass and cloaked in midnight pads.