Wednesday, 01 October
**Clear vinyl - edition of 200 copies only** Fresh from a series of standout releases for L.I.E.S., Delsin and In Paradisum, an EP and a mix in the works for Will Bankhead's Trilogy Tapes label as well as that killer remix of Eric Copeland, Low Jack inaugurates his new label Editions Gravats with four of his own grinding, shrieking industrial beat offs under the Gravats moniker. The label is run by Philippe Hallais (Low Jack) together with Jean Carval and intends to release their solo works alongside unexpected collaborations with some currently unnamed French artists. A-side loads up the tigh… Read more
Andrés delivers a much needed repress of the 2nd issue on his La Vida label. A-side 'Skate This Way' is a peach: a percolating rhythm's kept under control by a slow, swaying bass to accentuate your boogie carve in the rink while lush strings and stabs keep it floaty and frisky. Flipside Amp Dog Knight lends some fruity key blushes to the dreamy, uptempo swing of 'Second Time Around' for the eyes-down and clapping crew, beside the effortless beatdown gem 'Hart Plaza'. Tipped!
**Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** Ahhh, Tin Man returns to vocal house with inimitable style on 'Ode' for LA's Absurd Recordings. Split roughly 50/50 between vocal cuts and their instrumental versions, the album is a return to the Tin Man sound we fell hard for with the 'Wasteland' and 'Cool Wave' mini-LPs, only this time driven by much tougher kicks. Few artists operating in the house/techno realm manage to juice as much emotion and atmosphere as this guy, and 'Ode' is a prime case in point, from the exquisite reverbs, elegant acid lines and poised, opiated vocals of 'No New… Read more
**Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** Ricardo Donoso simulates the intense claustrophobia and "death anxiety" of near-drowning experience in his Scuba Death mask. Essentially 'Nitrogen Narcosis' inverts the aesthetics of his humid, tropical trance recordings released on Digitalis, and more recently Denovali. Operating at between 75-100bpm - the normal resting heart rate for adults - he fathoms a mixture of stark electronic pulses and organically shifting atmospheres reflecting his childhood memories of a close call in the South Atlantic. Using field recordings m… Read more
This is so ace - and another example of why everyone envies Scotland, and Glasgow in particula - Laps are a mysterious and achingly cool duo who sound like the mutant siblings of Saâda Bonaire. Their 'Ladies As Pimps' EP stalks well-trodden yet timeless styles with serious attitude and allure, bringing members of Golden Teacher and the Green Door Studios gang to abet their salacious grooves between the louche ESG dip of 'Dirty Guys Dirty Corners' thru the Peaking Lights-like dub-pop lope of 'All The Kids' and the Glas-cago swagger-jack of Mojo', to blown-out Thought Broadcast meets Ectoplas… Read more
**Ahem…** "These rare and until now, unissued recordings started life way back in 1966. They were written by the multi-talented Anthony Newley, maybe for a pop release, but possibly - bearing in mind the kinky nature of the lyrics - for an experimental British TV show he was working on at the time. Unusually he wanted some electronic backgrounds for his words, and so called in the help of Delia Derbyshire, moonlighting a little from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. By the time the tracks were completed Newley was on his way to the USA for further acting and songwriting … Read more
Spanning the years 1996 to 2001, these session recordings are culled from the BBC archives, originally broadcast via Mark Radcliffe, Steve Lamacq, and of course, John Peel. In addition to serving up alternate versions of classics like 'Lazy Line Painter Jane' and 'Slow Graffiti' the set boasts four previously unreleased songs from a 2001 Peel Session - the final studio recordings to feature Isobel Campbell prior to her departure from the band. This disc nicely encapsulates the first chapter in Belle & Sebastian's career then, beginning with sessions for Mark Radcliffe's graveyard shi… Read more
Dark Entries' rampant reissue agenda continues apace with the eponymous debut by prolific French synth-poppers, Opera Multi Steel. Expect typically elegant gallic pop a la The Human League in 'Rien', thru a sort of pacy, baroque take on Talking Heads in 'Fêtês Komité', to the noirish emoting of 'Jardin Botanique' and the disco-prime 'Massabielle'.
A Steel City dance legend-in-his-own-time, Richard Barrett (All Seeing I, Sweet Exorcist) dons his Crooked Man cape for Optimo Trax. If you ask us, the label's tenth release is also their best since the L/F/D/M debut in 2013, following a taut, kinetic agenda from the dark room electro-disco bounce and killer vocal of 'Undigitize Me' thru the more dubbed-out but dirivng electro-techno pop of 'Skink', before twisting right to the slower, scuffed balearic chug of 'Try Me'. Spunky stuff for the modern disco freaks.
Wickedly warped electro-techno funk, fresh outta San Francisco. Roche in control with a demented follow-up to his 100% Silk and Mathematics EPs, playing hard and psychedelic with eleven minutes of quicksilver synth contours and slamming warehouse groove in 'Depths', whereas 'Seer' projects a a more contemplative vibe in its odd, off-key chords and filter f**kery, yet still driven by slicing hi-hats and crisp snare punctuation. Sensual, weird and deadly. A perfect combo.
*Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* Jimmy Tamborello reigintes his excellent Dntel project for Leaving Records with his 'Human Voice' album, the follow-up to 'Aimlessness' for Koze's Pampa Records. Speaking from the heart, 'Human Voice' makes crafty use of kerned and pitched vocal samples to lends the whole album a unique timbre, whether he's doing flighty footwork rhythms ('If I Stay A Minute'), plinky plonky electronica ('Bike Path'), iridescent electro ('Connections') or cottony trance ('Ashby').
Tuesday, 30 September
*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* Vinyl on Demand return with a second volume of one of their most requested releases - 80's Minimal-Synth-Wave Vol.2. This epic 12 LP set comes housed in a foil embossed canvas box and includes rare material from 80's Berlin Punk and New Wave operator Mkie Vamp, core-Members to the famous… Read more
**Ltd grey-marbled double vinyl, with digital download code redeemable from the label**