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JON MUELLER & DUANE PITRE - Inverted Torch, Type Recordings
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JON MUELLER & DUANE PITRE

Inverted Torch

Type Recordings

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: TYPE121

**Sublime ambient works for gongs and bowed cymbals from Jon Mueller and Eleh collaborator Duane Pitre, edition of 500 copies, first 200 on gold wax, cut at D&M, Berlin** 'Inverted Torch' is an incredible, immersive session of treated gongs and bowed cymbals from Jon Mueller (Volcano Choir) and dedicated minimalist Duane Pitre for Type. It's the 3rd Type release for percussionist Mueller, and the first for former pro skateboarder Pitre, who's been quietly amassing a catalog of sublime LPs for Important Records and others since 2007, including a superlative split with Eleh. In … Read more
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JON MUELLER & DUANE PITRE - Inverted Torch, Type Recordings
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS - Estuary English, Dirter
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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

Estuary English

Dirter

Format_dot_vinyl2LP + CD // £19.49

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: DPROMDLP108

**First Edition Gatefold 2LP includes a copy of the CD inside - Vinyl & CD separately mastered for "maximum sonic perfection". Produced by Russell Haswell** Russell Haswell joins Philip Best's Consumer Electronics for the face-melting force of 'Estuary Electronics'. Following on from the Mattin-produced 'Crowd Pleaser' (2009), it finds the pioneering duo at their most virile and vital across seven tracks rife with sputtering tech-n0!se and, of course, Best's spray it, don't say it delivery. It's a cruel, vicious f**ker and therein lies its charm in showing up most of their field… Read more
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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS - Estuary English, Dirter
ARCA - Xen , Mute
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ARCA

Xen

Mute

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: STUMM374

**Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** 'Xen' sets a definitive new apex for 24 y.o. Venezuelan artist Alejandro Ghersi aka Arca following his pivotal production roles on two of the most important hip hop/R&B albums in recent memory; Kanye's 'Yeezus' and FKA Twigs 'EP2' & 'LP1' - plus production work on Bjork;s next album still to come. Suitably housed among the roster of electronic legends on Mute, it's a nimble leap forward from last year's incredible '&&&&&' mixtape/LP, refracting myriad variations of his chamber-like fusion of vaporwave 'tronics, tarraxho and technoid pop queered … Read more
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ARCA - Xen , Mute
WILLIAM ONYEABOR - Vinyl Boxset 1 (Heavyweight Boxset), LUAKA BOP
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WILLIAM ONYEABOR

Vinyl Boxset 1 (Heavyweight Boxset)

LUAKA BOP

Format_dot_vinyl5LP + 7” + booklet Box Set // £65.99

WORLD

Cat. Number: LB8002LP

*Deluxe/Heavyweight 5LP + 7" boxet, including a 16 page 5” x 7” Booklet by Chris Abani, an 8 page 12” x 12” Booklet and a Vintage Wilfilms ad. The albums included are: 'Crashes In Love' (Original Version), 'Atomic Bomb', 'Tomorrow, Great Lover', 'Anything You Sow' plus a 45” of “Atomic Bomb”, edit by Zach Cowie & Sunny Levine / “Love Me Now” by Axel Boman, Petter Nordkvist & Johan Jonason. Numbered edition of 3000 copies* Luaka Bop present five hard-to-find William Onyeabor albums released 1977-1985, now boxed up and remastered for his newly growing fanbase. After … Read more
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WILLIAM ONYEABOR - Vinyl Boxset 1 (Heavyweight Boxset), LUAKA BOP
VARIOUS - Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublij, Finders Keepers Records
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VARIOUS

Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublij

Finders Keepers Records

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £17.49

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: CACHE012LP

Cache Cache / Finders Keepers commission Felix Kubin to trawl through his collection of German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s to put together this killer comp - one of the label's very best. Running to 25 obscure one-hit wonders and hardly-known tracks - CHBB's 'Ima Iki Mashoo' is probably the best known to us, at least, which says a lot! - it's a rippin' trip around the tight knit but diffuse tape networks that Kubin was inspired by and tied to from an early age after witnessing a TV show starring performances by Palais Schaumberg, Der Plan, DAF and Der Körper un… Read more
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VARIOUS - Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublij, Finders Keepers Records
LOGOS / RABIT - Glacial vs. Misnomer, Glacial Sound
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LOGOS / RABIT

Glacial vs. Misnomer

Glacial Sound

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: GLACIALMISNOMER

**Edition of 300** White label murder from Logos and Rabit on a KILLER split joint from Glacial Sound and Rabit's Houston-based Misnomer imprint. Proper instrumental grime pressure in four parts: Logos cuts up Youngstar's foundational 'Pulse X' with c*nty "Ha" stabs and snares on a 130bpm flex beside a smashing rework of the Eski template, 'No Heartbeat' and a killer weightless remix of Rabit's 'Double Dragon' augmented by gorgeous blue pads; Rabit chips in a moody mix of 'Dirty Laundry' accentuating the song's melancholy vibe with grimy square waves and snapping drums. Tip!
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LOGOS / RABIT - Glacial vs. Misnomer, Glacial Sound
MARBLE SKY (RENE HELL) - Marble Sky, STUDENTS OF DECAY
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MARBLE SKY (RENE HELL)

Marble Sky

STUDENTS OF DECAY

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £23.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SOD108

Marble Sky was the moniker under which chameleonic nomad Jeff Witscher, best known for his work as Rene Hell, recorded his most intimate and contemplative music. The material that comprises this eponymous 2xLP was originally released in the late aughts as short-run cassettes—highly coveted and personal releases that imparted mystery and a strange sense of hermetic romanticism. Although Witscher’s musical sensibilities are remarkably diverse, what remains consistent in all his projects is an idiosyncratic knack for composition and a boundless capacity for ingenuity. Indeed, his work h… Read more
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MARBLE SKY (RENE HELL) - Marble Sky, STUDENTS OF DECAY
DEAN BLUNT - Black Metal, Rough Trade
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DEAN BLUNT

Black Metal

Rough Trade

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £18.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: RTRADLP725

**SDouble heavyweight vinyl in a black/opaque outer plastic sleeve - Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** The mercurial Mr. Blunt keeps everyone guessing with the 'Black Metal' follow-up to his widely acclaimed LP, 'The Redeemer' (2013). Let's get it out of the way: it's not black metal, in the cold, Northerly sense, at least. Musically, its palette actually bears more resemblance to early Factory or Rough Trade records by The Durutti Column or Scritti Politti - or even Serge Gainsbourg - than anything remotely connected to Bathory or Burzum. And taken in light of his … Read more
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DEAN BLUNT - Black Metal, Rough Trade
CURED PINK - ’11 Put Aside, ANOTHER DARK AGE
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CURED PINK

’11 Put Aside

ANOTHER DARK AGE

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: ADA002

Sh*t-hot EP of taut, technoid post-punk steppers and gamelan-infused no wave madness from Cured Pink on excellent new label, Another Dark Age. Cured Pink hail from Brisbane, Australia and sound quite unlike anyone else right now. The A-side, 'As Enderie Nuatal' lands somewhere between the menace of Raime's Moin workouts, SPK's industrial invocations and the psychoative impulse of Astral Social Club, yoking febrile drum machines to heady synth washes and possesed vocals with a clear, distinct vision. The B-side tracks are wilder in a slower, humid manner, mixing the sort of crisp clank and c… Read more
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CURED PINK - ’11 Put Aside, ANOTHER DARK AGE
FUNCTION - Synewave Reissues Part I: 1995-97, Infrastructure New York
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FUNCTION

Synewave Reissues Part I: 1995-97

Infrastructure New York

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: INF016

Two vintage cuts from Function's Synewave archive circa mid '90s, backed with a rolling, frisky Inland edit. A-side features the smooth techno-house swing and spaced-out pads of 'F3' and the robust, bleeping rolige of 'F4' from the 'F(Q): Function of Bandwidth' (1996) 12". B-side, Ed Davenport aka Inland gives a slippery rework of 'Shift F1' from the 'F(C ): Function of A Constant' 12", getting kinky with the skating 909 hi-hats and dub chord flux.
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A CERTAIN RATIO - Sextet (Remastered / Expanded Ressue), FACTORY BENELUX
*Deluxe double vinyl Remastered and Expanded edition of Sextet, the ethereal yet rhythmic second album by Manchester postpunk funk group A Certain Ratio, originally released by Factory Records in January 1982*. Self-produced at Revolution Studio, Sextet saw the original Ratio quintet of Donald Johnson, Jeremy Kerr, Martin Moscrop, Simon Topping and Peter Terrell joined by co-vocalist Martha ‘Tili’ Tilson. Written and recorded following a transformative sojourn in New York in late 1980, the album reflects Latin, samba and even jazz influences (eg Skipscada; Day One),… Read more
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A CERTAIN RATIO - Sextet (Remastered / Expanded Ressue), FACTORY BENELUX
FUTURE BROWN - Wanna Party / World's Mine, Warp Records
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FUTURE BROWN

Wanna Party / World's Mine

Warp Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: WAP371

Fatima Al Qadiri, Lit City's J-Cush, Nguzunguzu's Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda team bring their debut Future Brown single to land on Warp. Their presence has been felt on the scene for quite some time now, via inclusions in Visionist and Kode 9 mixes and much-hyped shows across the world. Their first physical offering is a worldly blend of trap, ballroom and grime with nods to global dancefloor diaspora, resulting in the low-lying bounce and chiming Far Eastern influences woven below Tink's and 3D Na'Tee in the original and remix of 'Wanna Party', and a fine stab at authentic … Read more
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FUTURE BROWN - Wanna Party / World's Mine, Warp Records
FLUXION - Broadwalk Tales (Joey Anderson / Deepchord Mixes), Echocord
Joey Anderson and Deepchord rework rootsy dub house trax from Fluxion's 'Broadwalk Tales' album. Joey Anderson brigns out latent Afro-centric vibes of 'You Don't Know' to the fore with hovering rhythmelodies and alien pads dubbed out to mesmerising effect. On the flip, Deepchord furnish two remixes of 'For You', one with a breezier, light-headed skank, and another sodden with tape FX.
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BLACK ZONE MYTH CHANT - Straight Cassette LP, Laitdbac Records
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BLACK ZONE MYTH CHANT

Straight Cassette LP

Laitdbac Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.99

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: LAIT-LP-004

Incredible Deep fried head music direct from the dome of Black Zone Myth Chant, originally issued as tape + CDr by High Wolf's Winged Sun label in 2011, now released on vinyl by Laitdbac Records (Big Jus, Alpine Decline). It's gotta be the most fugged-out, abstract hip hop/drone session since Dem Hunger's 'Caveman Smack' session in 2010, holding our bonce under a slow moving whirlpool of samples and screwed voices across nine tracks until we pass out into their nexx plane of detached, disorienting psychedelia. The severely down-pitched vocal is a constant throughout the tr… Read more
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BLACK ZONE MYTH CHANT - Straight Cassette LP, Laitdbac Records
TALKER - Hari, DOWNWARDS
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TALKER

Hari

DOWNWARDS

Format_dot_vinylLP // £9.99

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: DN-062

Chicago's Karl Meier & Johnathan Krohn aka Talker properly realise the project's industrial potential with 'Hari', their debut LP for Downwards. Last spotted on a 12" with expanded version of 'Cut The Weight' from the 'Halha' compilation, this appearance feels more affected, atmospheric, bitterly resolved. There's eight tracks on offer, including the monstrous doom copulation of 'Meniscus' featuring label-mate, Kerridge, amongst the Eraserhead ambience of 'Hari' or the ghostly industrial romance of 'Image Union', whilst the bombed-out techno hulk of 'Behemoth' and the 'floor-razing mission, 'Frame Captu… Read more
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TALKER - Hari, DOWNWARDS
CURED PINK - Body Body Body / I Need It I Need It I Need It , Black Petal
**Edition of 300 in wrap-around jacket** Killer, crooked post punk swagger from Brisbane, Australia's Cured Pink. Originally issued in 2013 on the Black Petal label, it spits out two sozzled and bandy-legged grooves in the dubbed-off clank and skronk of 'Body Body Body I Need It I Need It I Need It' on the A-side and the stoned, psychedelic lurch of 'Amnesia (As Answer)' on the B-side, coming off like some Finnish freak gear crossed with Gray's industrial downtown dubs. Aces, both of 'em.
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PHILIP JOHNSON - Youth In Mourning, Superior Viaduct
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PHILIP JOHNSON

Youth In Mourning

Superior Viaduct

Format_dot_vinylLP // £17.49

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: SV057

**Outstanding '82 oddity out by the knowledge at Superior Viaduct. RIYL John Bender, The Shadow Ring, The Fall. Includes download code.** "Philip Johnson, a lost figure in the dark waters of early industrial music, self-released over 25 tapes starting in the late '70s. As a part of the "cassette culture" in the UK, he produced ethereal soundscapes, damaged electronics and undanceable drum patterns, along with homemade j-cards. For his first and only LP, 1982's Youth In Mourning, Johnson further refined his approach with mesmerizing audio collages and Mark-E-Smith-ian vocals to make… Read more
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PHILIP JOHNSON - Youth In Mourning, Superior Viaduct
BRUCE LACEY - The Spacey Bruce Lacey (Vol. Two) (Vinyl Edition), Trunk Records
**From proto-techno/electro to alien monophonic synth scapes: an incredible collection of eldritch DIY synth and electro-acoustic music circa 1970s by a little-known collaborator with The Beatles, Ivor Cutler, Ken Russell, the Goons… Don't sleep on this one!!!** Jonny Trunk speaks: "Welcome to the most excellent strange and unique world of Bruce Lacey. Aretist, musician, sage, shaman, inventor, film maker and all round British eccentric, Bruce has always followed his own mind, walking an instinctive path through life. Here, and for the first time, his improvi… Read more
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BRUCE LACEY - The Spacey Bruce Lacey (Vol. Two) (Vinyl Edition), Trunk Records
SOFT AS SNOW - Glass Body (w/ Lucy / Factory Floor / Maria Minerva Remixes), Houndstooth
Soft As Snow's debut pop shot for Houndstooth gets reworked by Lucy, Gang Gang Dance's Brian DeGraw, Factory Floor, and Maria Minerva. Stroboscopic Artefacts' Lucy turns 'Halo Heart' into a slinky techno burner with strobing snippets of the original vocal slightly reminding of Dettmann's Fever Ray rework; GGD's DeGraw gives 'All Our Beasts' a fidgety electro version; FF's Gabe Gurnsey locks 'Gklass Body' to an EBM coda; Maria Minerva really stands out with a bittersweet, elegant take on 'Black Birds' full of off-key discord and choppy samples.
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XANDER HARRIS - Cry Havoc / Heathen Birth, Rock Action Records
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XANDER HARRIS

Cry Havoc / Heathen Birth

Rock Action Records

Format_dot_vinyl7" // £5.99

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: ROCKACT84

The man best known for his NNF/100% Silk releases returns to Mogwai's Rock Action with two low-flying darkwave missiles. Bearing a much bulkier and spacious sound design than previous efforts, he starts the mission with a moody, furtive swagger in the tight flux and awning arpeggios of 'Cry Havoc', and comes off like some Fever Ray instrumental in the plangent, icy drums and trickling synth romance of the brilliant B-side, 'Heathen Birth'. Great stuff.
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RYAN TEAGUE - Block Boundaries, Village Green
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RYAN TEAGUE

Block Boundaries

Village Green

Format_dot_vinylLP // £12.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: VGLP015

**Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** "‘Block Boundaries’ is the new album from minimalist composer Ryan Teague building on his previous releases for Type, Sonic Pieces and current label Village Green. Inspired by the theme of Psychogeography, the record fuses acoustic instrumentation with electronic and processed material, taking the listener on a hallucinogenic Ballardian journey through from the thrumming urban activity of New York, Amsterdam and London. Brooding opener "Site & Situation" sets the tone with hypnotic guitar and mallet chimes, emotive cello s… Read more
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RYAN TEAGUE - Block Boundaries, Village Green
DONALD FRASER - Locomotion, Mordant Music
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DONALD FRASER

Locomotion

Mordant Music

Format_dot_vinylLP // £9.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: MM074

Mordant Music surpass themselves again with this unearthed, alien gem by library composer Donald Fraser and British folk band, Steeleye Span, recorded in 1975. The 15 minute 'Locomotion' is a real ace, locked into a tunnel of glue-huffing krautrock groove suffused with the fumes of psychedelic folk and ritual drums. MM's DLR remix squashes the thing to a demented acid church-hall bogle sparked up with gremlin voices and mutant electronics beside a eerily detached, barely-there Ghost Train Version left to roil in the murk. Or, as MM put it: "Radiophonic folk in continual accelerando for Geof… Read more
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DONALD FRASER - Locomotion, Mordant Music
UNTOLD - That Horn Track (w/ Dettmann Remix), Bleep
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UNTOLD

That Horn Track (w/ Dettmann Remix)

Bleep

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: BLP004

'That Horn Track' from Bleep's 10 year compilation takes a seeing to from Marcel Dettmann. On the original Untold flashes his new fangled modular system in a knotted, chaotic tribute to Egyptian Empire's 'ardcore classic, which Dettmann duly straightens out for the techno 'floors with stone-cut kicks and combustible, discordant surface disturbances.
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CARL CRAIG - More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art, Planet E
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CARL CRAIG

More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art

Planet E

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £13.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: PLE65370-1

*2014 remastered version of this 1997 Carl Craig classic on Planet E - Featuring the Maurizio - Domina Carl Craig remix which is not on the original pressing!* "Revolutionary art is determined...by how much it revolutionizes our thinking and imagination; overturning our preconceptions, bias and prejudice and inspiring us to change ourselves and the world." After a short introduction, "Televised Green Smoke" floats in on a haze, working through the classic blueprint of dance music -- the gradual addition of layered, complementary elements -- until it reaches a s… Read more
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CARL CRAIG - More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art, Planet E
PICK A PIPER / SQUALLOSCOPE / LOVE CULT - EP, Full of Nothing
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PICK A PIPER / SQUALLOSCOPE / LOVE CULT

EP

Full of Nothing

Format_dot_vinyl7" // £7.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: FON43

**Bundled digital download with three bonus tracks** RBMA grads Pick A Piper, Squalloscope and Love Cult team up on a pair of dreamy, jazzy ambient pop drifts. 'Never Get Lost' is angled to early dance floors with soulful indie vocals and laidback strings guided by a Floating Points-style bump. 'Ruin' is more spacious, etheric, finding a way in between Grouper-style vocals, blossoming ambient noise and tumbling, shuffling drums.
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MOODCUT - Tame Cats EP, Nous
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MOODCUT

Tame Cats EP

Nous

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: US005

Raw, grainy deep house with Moon B and Coni reworks. The originals make for a fine debut by Moodcut, from the boogie-budged jack and eerie pads of 'late Night Ham' to the metallic funk tang of 'Stuck In Socks' and the sweet but gritty slam of 'Space Dub'. Moon B's rework of 'Late Night Ham' puts a deft, spaced out spin on it recalling NWAQ moments, and Coni gives 'Space Dub' a cleaner, streamlined rework.
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DJ QU - Raw 7, Strength Music
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DJ QU

Raw 7

Strength Music

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SMR014

Ruggedly effective New York house styles from DJ Qu on his Strength Music Recordings. The A-side's 'Untitled (Hi-Life)' lends a surprising dash of colour to his usually stripped down styles, lacing his Afro-latin shuffle with a bold, lustrous lead synth melody bound to spark up any 'floor, whereas the B-side turns back the darkside with the gritty, hip-notising shuffle of 'Soma' and the ibnfectious, dirivng whirr of rhythm mechanics in 'Raw 7'.
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DELS - Petals Have Fallen, Big Dada
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DELS

Petals Have Fallen

Big Dada

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: BD253

**Includes the tracks RGB and Fall Apart as an instant download** **DELS' sophomore LP starring production by Micachu and Bonobo plus vocals from Tirza, Rosie Lowe, Kerry Leatham** "Kieren Gallear aka DELS returns with his second album, Petals Have Fallen, and makes the step up from potential contender to full scale champ. Delivering on the potential he displayed on his first album, GOB, DELS has developed his own unique take on hip hop – intensely personal and poetic but also funny, scuzzy, raw and sonically adventurous. All the elements were there with his first record, but no one could h… Read more
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DELS - Petals Have Fallen, Big Dada
TESTE - The Rewipes (Pt. 1), Edit Select
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TESTE

The Rewipes (Pt. 1)

Edit Select

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: EDIT-SELECT020.1

Rrose and Dino Sabatini rework Dave Huren and co's Teste techno classic 'The Wipe' for 2014. The Rrose version opens a headlong vortex of mind-swilling synth waves and shuffled drums recalibrating the original to a sexier schematic. Berlin-based Italian, Dino Sabatini switches up with a more fluidly proggy, stark-naked version swept with ghostly, siren-like pads.
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HIS NAME IS ALIVE - Teuciztecatl, London London

HIS NAME IS ALIVE

Teuciztecatl

London London

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: LL021LP

*Deluxe 180 gm vinyl housed in tip-on jacket. Different mixes and edits for LP, CD, and Download* "HNIA's stunning new offering is a rock opera depicting an epic struggle between identical twins, reflective in nature, and mirrored in twin science, secret language, and mythology. Described variously by the press as "absolutely beautiful" (CMJ), "a silver thread out of the labyrinth" (NME), and "haunted, wholly out of time or context" (Plan B), His Name Is Alive continues to mystify with Tecuciztecatl. Beginning in Livonia, MI as an experimental bedroom dream pop project, HNIA has rele… Read more
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HIS NAME IS ALIVE - Teuciztecatl, London London