Thursday, 18 June
*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
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
Boss level grime business from Slackk on R&S. Ten years after Rephlex surveyed the grime/dubstep scene with their seminal compilations, R&S host the nexx stage of the instrumental grime and techno/electronica dialogue, presenting six cuts of emotionally rich sino-grime melodies and mercurial drum programming that don't sit easy in either category, preferring to occupy their own fresh space between styles. Rolling out with the bittersweet tang of 'Bells', the session twists between skeletal, nervy 8-bar drama in 'Posrednik' to the hardstyle-d baroque halfstep majesty of 'Monument' and state… Read more
Sharp Veins reveals a captivating debut dream sequence of emirg-ent hybrids for new age grime pushers, Glacial Sound. Hailing from Alabama via the U.S. East Coast, he was one of Fact magazine's "producers to watch in 2015" based on the strength of his soundcloud alone. Like fellow American mutants Elysia Crampton or Rabit - with whom he shared a side for Bristol's Blacklink Sound - the Sharp Veins sound errs to a more electronic, IDM-style sci-fi atmospheres, but with the economy of UK grime instrumentals and emotive incision of R&B. He describes them as "functional places - idyllic, iso… Read more
In unusual chronicity, Itinerant Dubs follow the killer DJ Stingray and Mr. G remixes of 'Itinerant Club' with the original wickedness. The as-yet-unmasked duodeliver some of their flyest, strongest gear on this one, whether running a frayed and febrile Detroit electro meets UK hardcore sound in 'Weaving Dub', or percolating Footwork-esque steppers flux in 'Pushin'', Itinerant Dubs are at the top of their game here. Lovers of the rawest, crankiest dance gear need a dose of this biz.
Live recordings of Theo Parrish and pals - Amp Fiddler, Duminie Deporres, Mr. Mensah, Ideeyah Gehrik, Myele Manzanza - as The Unit, recorded during their 2014 Teddy's Get Down European Tour. Fronted by dancers, Mai Le, Jade, and Dominique, The Unit dispense the bristling soul jazz swagger of 'Ain't No Need' up top, and a version of Theo's 1996 anthem, 'Walking Through The Sky' down below.
"Founder member of seminal Afro Disco group M’Bamina, JM Bolangassa comes through with 3 tracks of raw and unadulterated percussion, pairing virtuoso playing with complex drum machine arrangements and sparse synths that sit on the fault line between traditional Congolese rhythms and modern electronic music. Percussionist Jean-Marie Bolangassa arrived in Paris in 1967 as part of the Ballet Nationale du Congo and has been a lynchpin of the European scene for over 40 years – heading up the cult Afro Disco band M’Bamina and playing with a legion of stars including Tabu Ley Rochereau, … Read more
Juju & Jordash take it to the hilt with a bag of fruity house percolations for Dekmantel. Amsterdam's jazziest house cats return to the label they sparked off with two releases in 2009, only this time with peak, eye-fluttering club times in mind - giving up the goods in four parts they nod to classic Cajual and Glenn Underground styles between the sublime bounce of 'Down To The Roach' and its stripped dub, whereas 'Bean Bag Motel' checks out a stranger, jazzier vibe rife with wiggly, layered synths and 'Lights At Night' shows off with the dopest '80s Detroit styles.
*Limited edition of 300 - blue vinyl with wrap-around artwork** The Cómeme ringleader whacks out a 4th party-load of bare-boned and killer rhythm trax. Highlights on this one have to be the machine-gun snare fire and industrial sound designs of 'Turbulencia' (127BPM), or the dancehall-meets-early Chi house jack gyrations of 'Lecciones De Perreo' (120BPM).
*Taken from the original master tapes and presented with new artwork based on the rare European and South American poster artwork for the film’s original release with exclusive sleevenotes form Andy Votel and actress/director (and Jodorowsky friend/collaborator) Asia Argento - an essential companion piece to Finders Keepers exclusive Jodorowsky series and an enthralling and pop culturally significant release in its own right* "Presented here as part of a dedicated series of Jodorowsky’s ABKCO film scores (alongside the previously unreleased The Holy Mountain and The Dance Of Reality), F… Read more
Keysound link up LHF and UK dance legends, The Ragga Twins, on a ruffer set of 'nuum mutations. Amen Ra, Double Helix, Low Density Matter and No Fixed Abode divide duties accordingly, coming with four tracks ranging from darkside megadome wreckage with the dread 2-step junglism, 'Fugese', beside the radar-skimming roller, 'Exodus', whilst '2000 Dust' runs at a ruder, Ghost-style garage tilt, and 'Street Wise' dips with jazzy midnight halfstep flex.
Raw yet subtle house rhythms from Primitive World on Obsession Recordings - the label operated by Junior Boys' Matt Didemus. 'Fast Falling World' carves close to current UK jackin' styles with lean groove hingeing on scything hi-hats, poppin' rimshots and ruddy bass tug, driving to a highly pressure mid-section and ghostly pads. 'Rush' is set lower with swollen subs synched to squashed drums and icy atmospheres, buoyed by a natty house hook. RIYL Kevin McPhee or Cheap N Deep Productions.
**Includes download code and double-sided lyric sheet** Maudlin EBM-pop unit Cold Cave bring us up to date with their run of singles circa 2012 - 2013, compiled by Deathwish Inc. All released in the wake of Cold Cave's baffling 'Cherish The Light Years' album for Matador, they mercifully return to the icy, bittersweet sound which the band were pushing prior to that album. In chronological order, you'll find the 'A Little Death to Laugh' (Heartworm #54, 2012) - notable for the gorgeous instrumental twinkle of 'Tristan Corbière' - next to the two dodgy cuts from 'Oceans Without End' (DW144, 2… Read more
**Includes A4 insert** Professor Genius, Jorge Velez, on a driving, discordant techno flex for Skudge White. Landing a year since Velez's 'Territories' explorations with L.I.E.S., this one deals in ruggedly functional club gear with a bittersweet, nasty edge, jacking jagged patterns between the head-spinning carousel of 'Les Méandres' to the noise-soused and droning missile of 'Blue Bottle', before unleashing the spiked and fuzzy peach of 'Tunnel' and a pitching EBM mutation, 'Hydrocution' reminding us of Not Waving at his heaviest.
**180g vinyl. Includes bonus 7" and comic strip plus download code** "This self-titled debut LP finds Jaakko on spellbinding form, composing sumptuous and wildly original music that teems with ideas and more than delivers on the promise of its predecessor, the breakthrough 2013 EP Dreamzone. Jaakko Eino Kalevi marks the start of a striking new chapter for the Berlin-based artist – a former tram driver in Helsinki – who’s already made quite an impression on the international stage these past 12 months. From the alluring opener ‘J.E.K.’ to ravishing finale ‘Ikuinen Purkautumaton … Read more
Stranger dance-not-dance music from four Glaswegians under the Junto Club banner for their home city's Optimo Music. This, the quartet's debut release, recorded at the near-legendary Green Door Studios, yields the oddest pick 'n mix of styles, from the gloomcore synths and disco-dub 'tronics laced with kids choirs (or themselves pitched up?) in 'Leaving Forever', to the halfspeed Suicide styles of 'SGC', thru the swaggering, unbuttoning chug groove of 'Freedom From The Known', and The Birthday Party-style death-dub leeching of 'Let Me In'.
**Includes 12" x 12" art insert printed on heavy stock** Back for 2nds on DABJ, Glasgow's own Denis Sulta delivers a class in kinky, head-spinning house. A-side lays it thick with the escalating modulations and crisply clipped swing-jack of 'L.A. Ruffgarden (Terrace Mix)' towering to a massive breakdown next to the percolated shunt and belting vocal build of 'Duh Yuh Luv Meh?'. Turn it over and and 'She Makes Me Feel Like I Never Sinned' inverts those peaks to a stylishly tribalised darkroom pressure loaded with percussions and wigged-out jazz vibrations. Ace!