Tuesday, 01 September
Stone cold classic BEB material from the Aussie trio, Carla dal Forno (Tarcar), Samuel Karmel and Tarquin Manek (Tarcar, LST). A frighteningly affective meditation on childhood memories, 'Hide Before Dinner' dredges similar, cobwebby partitions of the mind as Leyland Kirby's classics as The Caretaker, realising a drug fug sequence of enervated electronics, croaking death-folk and pause-button collage with an indelibly psychedelic impact. We've all been there, we've all been kids, and we've all had a sh*t time doing it, but we're grown-up now, and can gaze back on that time with fuzzy fon… Read more
**180g 2LP, includes free download code. This is a One Hour long version of Max Richter's 8-hour long lullaby** "Max Richter, has written what is thought to be the longest single piece of classical music ever to be recorded: Sleep. “It’s an eight-hour lullaby,” says Richter – it is intended to send the listener to sleep. The landmark work is scored for piano, strings, electronics and vocals – but no words. “It’s my personal lullaby for a frenetic world,” he says. “A manifesto for a slower pace of existence.” Sleep will receive its world premiere this September in Berlin, in a concert perfor… Read more
RVNG Intl. revisit Kerry Leimer's incredible Savant releases, compiling the group's sole LP and 12" with hard-to-find compilation cuts and three unreleased tracks. Overlapping dates with last year's solo collection 'A Period of Review (Original Recordings: 1975 - 1983)', this album surveys Leimer at the desk again, but this time cutting up and patching together source material from a gang of like-minded local musicians from Seattle who were just as unconcerned with commercial success and social status as Kerry himself. The results are a genuinely remarkable addition to the canon of early '80… Read more
*Gatefold jacket* 2LP* Dubstep's strongest torch-carriers rally together on a crushing three-way mission for Deep Medi. Over the past half decade all three producers, Commodo, Kahn and Gantz have emerged as stalwarts of the 140bpm sound under custodianship of Mala and also for a bunch of the scene's most interesting, boundary-pushing labels. With their forces combined in this LP they frame the 2015 sound at its most far-flung and darkly engaging with a mix of mystic, textured samples and precision production yielding six overlarge, mutant creations. On the 1st disc you'll find the noir c… Read more
Grey-area electro-acoustic noise sculptures from Berlin-based Belgian/Italian duo Andrea Taeggi and Koenraad Ecker for Luke Younger's Alter label. Realised over the course of two years from groundwork laid down at Rotterdam's W.O.R.M. studio, 'Mnemosyne' takes shape as an occluded mass of nocturnal synthnoise meshed with masticated instrumentation, seemingly finding their way in the dark between thickets of inorganic noise, semi-artificial ambient tones and stomach-quaking sub-bass detonations. Drawing in the night from the cold, sonorous spaces of 'Prowl', a ghostly sequence of apparitions form… Read more
Monday, 31 August
**Deluxe, first-ever vinyl reissue of foundational No wave grooves from the crucible of downtown NYC, 1981. Housed in tip on-style jacket** "Their eponymous debut establishes Liquid Liquid's uncompromising vision, from its startling black-and-white sleeve design to the minimalist grooves found within. While Principato's striking pitch-shifted shouts on "Bell Head" lead hypnotic circular rhythms, "Rubbermiro" brings in dub-inflected melodica and Richard Edson (Sonic Youth, Konk) on trumpet, closing appropriately in a locked-groove."
**Deluxe vinyl reissue of foundational No wave grooves from the crucible of downtown NYC, 1983. Housed in tip on-style jacket** "Liquid Liquid continued toward dance-floor perfection with their third EP. 1983's Optimo features the band's best-known songs and remains a high water mark for post-punk aficionados. The title track positively erupts when the bass enters, forcing even the stiffest person in the room to move. While it would be an understatement to say that "Cavern" may sound familiar (due to its gross sampling in Grandmaster Melle Mel’s "White Lines"), Liquid Liquid were indeed the originators of this iconic New York riff."
Wigged-out Chicago house in effect from two insane sonic visionaries, Deviere & Jamal Moss, aka The Angel Race. 'The FutureShock Disco' creams chaotic jack juice over the A-side; 'K-Hole Boogie' splatters dizzy synthlines on a mucky buck.
The Ibizan demigogue coaxes some proper romantic beachside styles with 'Lollipop', backed with breezy and dubbed-out I:Cube remixes and a sensuous Dream 2 Science version by the pioneering OGs, Ben Cenac and Gregg Fore.
**Deluxe, first-ever vinyl reissue of foundational No wave grooves from the crucible of downtown NYC, 1981. Housed in tip on-style jacket** "Following their debut in 1981, Liquid Liquid wasted no time with their second release the same year. Successive Reflexes picks up where the previous EP leaves off with "Lock Groove," a slow-paced deconstruction of Fela Kuti and Can that shows how quickly the band was able to capture their stripped-down approach in the studio. "Push" drives forward with unapologetic funk, yet still sounds utterly unique. Like their 99 labelmates ESG, Li… Read more
Detroit Swindle and Krystal Klear on the case for remixes of SDJ's 'Friends EP' thru Drrick Carter and Luke Solomon's Classic label. The former tempers 'Friends' to a ruddy acid groove, whilst he latter reduces and packs out 'Beautiful' with rolling subs and sharpened synthlines for the bigger rooms.
Good times future boogie flex, originally penned in 1991, Durham, Caroline - the original dirty south sound! 'Eternal Love' is an incredible bit of advanced boogie soul with blazing vocal done like he means it, backed with the strutting New Jack Swing of 'Talking On A Funky Note' and the uptempo bounce of 'Over The Hump'.
Seminal house business right here, remasterd and reissued for 2015. The A-side's title track is a stone cold acid classic; B-side features the floating chords and ricochet rimshots of 'Life Goes One', and walloping video clash styles of his legendary 'Magic Feet'.
Thursday, 27 August
**Gatefold 2LP includes download code** Tiger's Milk Records and Strut perfectly plug a gap in our collective knowledge with this unparalleled set of bass-heavy bleeps and bumps from modern day Peru. Focussed on a handful of like-minded artists from the capital city, Lima - Dengue Dengue, Tribilin Sound, Deltatron, Animal Chuki and Chakruna a.o. - it rotates 16 fresh and unique productions fusing traditional, native cumbia grooves with new sounds and structures adopted from dubstep, techno and electronica. Whilst their sound bears up to obvi… Read more
Outstanding dub-techno-skronk mutations from Beatrice Dillon, furnishing Where To Now? with her 2nd solo release after a string of acclaimed mixes and collaborations. With 'Face A/B' she pursues the more dubbed-out and technoid angles of the 'Blues Dance' session into crankier, stranger corners of the echo chamber in her own sort of uchronic parallel dimensions. 'Face A' is fired for the 'floor with her patented mix of tactility and abstraction, swirling Verity Susman's salty sax bleats around a stepping M-series dub base and swarming electronics with hypnotic sleight of hand and gyroscopic… Read more
**Edition of 250 copies pressed on transparent red vinyl** The Polish composer, improvisor and sound artist gets right under the skin with this unsettlingly discordant slab for Bocian and his own label, Musica Genera. Powerfully concentrated on sustained, roiling electronic drones, 'Stara Szkoła Ze Złota (Old School Made Of Gold)' requires a steely stomach and ears to be ingested at volume - as it should be heard. The A-side's 'Calamitas' brings with it waves of nerve-tweaking frequencies, from viscous sub-sonics to keening, piercing highs right on t… Read more
**Hand-stamped white label.** Back to bang, Jamal Moss unleashes a restored reissue of his I.B.M. romper, 'Kill Bill' on 1-sided wax. Ten years ago this record knocked our Donnay socks off and we can safely say that the title cut has lost none of its psychotomimetic power in the meantime. This is straight essential Jamal Moss business, ya heard?!
Absolutely classic proto-electro twelve finally back in print in its original form. Telex were the Belgian Kraftwerk, massive in their day, completely fogotton and then ultimately resurrected and given the credit they deserved. Moskow Diskow is their best known hit, featured here in French, English and 1986 versions. Classic!
*Limited translucent green vinyl* Fire slice off two gems from Death and Vanilla's 'To Where The Wild Things Are…' album, backed with two non-album tracks, 'Erté' and 'Reality From Dream'. RIYL Broadcast, Stereolab or fine Scandinavian pop.
**A reminder of the purified techno excellence and electro-acoustic menace of Emptyset's 2009 debut album**Uncompromising minimalism from the Bristol underground courtesy of Emptyset and their long-awaited debut full-length. The duo have been exploring brutally reduced techno styles over the course of three 12"s for Caravan and Future Days since 2007, aligning the bass heavy sound of their Bristol heritage with the streamlined and linear structures of Berlin's Sleeparchive or Marcel Dettmann. For their self titled release they've extended the concept to a full album, allowing themselves to… Read more