Thursday, 16 April
Facsimile, affordable repress of the darkside Italo act's debut 1981 mini-album. Pure disco glamour gloom in four parts, including the EBM-driven 'News', the eerie sashay of 'No One Notice Them', the theatrical 'Rays', and bummed-out Manchester vibes of 'Autumn Room'. Classic.
Preening Italo disco bomb originally released in 1983, reissued for 2015. The strutting splendour of 'Shoot Me' vocal version upstairs, and the instrumental downstairs.
Stylish deep house wares from Germany's Dirt Crew in Detroit mode for Mood & Grooves. A fine balance of tech-house tweaks and shuffles with a refined and laidback jazziness, cutting rug from the soul-infused vocal house buzz of 'Goodbye' to the strident funk of 'The Bloos' and trippin' shuffle of 'What Love'.
Reissue of a gorgeous new age session originally composed and produced by Joël Vandroogenbroeck for the Colorsound Library in 1980. Drifts across four pieces, from the 17 minute 'Contemplation' to an hypnotic gong piece and thru to spaced-out and chiming drones. "Continuous atmospheric sounds for enigmatic landscapes, metaphysical situations and prehistorical periods".
*180g vinyl 5LPO Box Set - includes 24 bit download card redeemable from the label* "Originally released on K7 Records in 1998, Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister's 'The K&D Sessions' reset the bar for what could be achieved in a compilation. Across an array of original tracks, dubs and infamous ‘K&D Session’ remixes, the DJ and producer duo took the listener on a smoke-filled blunted journey that flowed flawlessly. Often compared to DJ Shadow's 'Endtroducing' for its similarly deft craft of rhythm and quoted by Allmusic as "the most blissfully blunted music the world has ev… Read more
Debut dancefloor spurt from U Know The Drill on the baddest party imprint, Hot Haus Recs. 'Off The Chain' is a 'floor-dedicated bassline-house womper and 'Like Thiz' builds a more hardcore vibe with cheeky organ stabns and sped-up samples fitted to a swaggering bassline groove.
**Screen-printed jacket** Sweetest digickal roots bubblers from Egoless and Senegalese vocalist Daba Makourejah on Portland's ZamZamSounds. 'Yërmënde (Compassion)' is essentially a rebuild of Sly & Robbie's 'Revolution' riddim, famously voiced by Dennis Brown, here tweaked up with a criss digital edge and sugared by Daba's truly delectable vox. Check out the flip for a lissom dub giving room for the syn-drums and FX to fly.
**Double LP in printed inners and widespine sleeve, includes download code redeemable from label** The Square one returns with his 14th album in 20 years and shows no sign of getting mellower with age. 'Damogen Furies' could be considered the club after-party for the stadium-collapsing antics of 'Ufabulum' (2012), still riding a wave of stage adrenalin into equally, if not more, demented and eccentric funk acrobatics. Peaking from the opening bars of black midi-style melodic intensity with 'Stor Eiglass', he fakes left with the melancholy chimes of 'Baltang Ort' which somehow strobes bet… Read more
**Classic posturing from Denmark. Includes fold-out newsprint insert** "Although I have done a few things under the Marching Church moniker since 2010, the project, as in the constellation on this album, was born in November 2013 with Kristian Emdal, Anton Rothstein, Cæcilie Trier, Bo H. Hansen and Frederikke Hoffmeier. We had agreed to play with Pharmakon at Mayhem, our warehouse space in Copenhagen, even though i hadn’t done anything with the project for quite some time. With two months before the show, I threw together a few half-thought-out ideas and sketches, presented … Read more
**Featuring three bonus tracks that originally appeared on the “Somewhere Outside” compilation, and a double sided 11”x11” insert containing lyrics for each song and photos of the band** "Moral was the trio of Marco Andreis (Guitars, Bass), Hanne Winterberg (Vocals) and Ingolf Brown (Synthesizers, Rhythm Box, Sequencer) from Aarhus, Denmark formed in 1981. They released their debut mini-album “Dance of the Dolls” on cassette in 1981 and the album “Whispering Sons” on cassette in 1982. The group played very few concerts, but supported both Monochrome Set and Nico. In May 1983, they contribu… Read more
**Remastered, includes an 8 page, stapled booklet that contains press releases, concert flyers and photos circa the recording of the album** "Portion Control is a British electronic and industrial band from South London. The trio of John Whybrew, Ian Sharp and Dean Piavani started out experimenting with electronics in 1980. Linking up with In Phaze Records, they released a number of cassettes and records before signing with Illuminated Records in 1983. There followed a series of classic 12" singles: “Raise the Pulse”, “Rough Justice” and “Go-Talk”, which have become unde… Read more
Back for '15 with a '95 jungle flex, Quinoline Yellow a.k.a. Tap Throw kills it on Yellow Machines. Drawing on similar references to Sully's acclaimed 'Blue EP' - think Steve Gurley, Rob Playford, Hyper-on-Experience - but with an airless tension recalling VHS Head or his other Skam label-mates, the 'Dip Switches EP' carves up classic samples, subs and breaks in a complex, graffiti'd maelstrom executed with stylish precision and skill.
Mutant techno tackle in three versions from DJ Octopus, George K, Lucretio, Js and Grienko a.k.a. the Austerity crew. Flippin' the bird to Merkel, they come with a killer A-side of cyberpunk synths and junkyard EBM pulses held in strange friction with stray diva coos on 'Armistice of Mudros', while B-side bucks out the warehouse skirmish of 'Recovery Plan', and the murky jack of 'Over The Counter', which sounds like The Oliverwho Factory getting shut-down.
*Includes an 8x14 double sided insert with photos, lyrics, liner notes by the band, and a fold-out poster* "Van Kaye + Ignit is the Dutch duo of Ed Van Kasteren (Van Kaye) and Ignatine Bekken (Ignit), who joined forces in the city of Arnhem during early 1980. While at university, Van Kaye was the singer of The MoNoMeN, a local new wave band. By the end of 1979 he had become more interested in the use of electronics and rhythmic industrial patterns. In April 1980 he released a demo cassette with 30 minutes of his own work titled “A Slight Delay". While experimenting with synthesizers an… Read more
Blawan and The Analogue Cops' Parassela team boot up the 'Lab Series' backed with deeper, tribalised cuts from Limo and Buck. On the A-side, Parassela bite down hard with the wounding snares and venomous drones of 'Plutoniumdealers' beside the rapid, rattling jag of '08ag12'. B-side, Limo sustains a tunnelling sub-aquatic pressure with 'Another', and Buck does just that with the wall-banging movement of 'Gold Br' progressing thru clouds of hypnotic pads driven by a snappy, uptempo jack.
Retro-futurist house from London 2015. Jamie Blanco opens LHT's ninth affair with some superb rimshot play and seductive bassline/chord progressions in 'Unknown Reason', and Fx Mchn goes west with the frayed radiophonic house mystery of his superb 'UFOD'. Back to a more even keel with the slinky garage house poise of Late Night Audio's 'Live For The Music', Facade play a blue beatdown note with the almost BoC/Pye Corner Audio-like inflections of 'Transit'.
Strong side of thunderous, rolling techno from Italian producer SNTS, including a sturdy Shifted remix. Arching up with the gravelly wave of murky drums and ghoulish voices in '20.01.1944', followed by Shifted's kick-anchored remix, SNTS proves a real skill for doom-laden atmospheric techno with the reverberant bass drum, shivering hi-hats and clammy ambience of '07.09.1981', and to proper industrial degrees with the dramatic, Zhark-like fright of '15.04.1966'. Tip!
Jean Louis-Huhta chases his druggy acid dragon onto Höga Nord Records. The A-side, 'Northern Acid', is a mutant mix of elastic 303 and oddly placed, eerie strings, coming off like a particularly dosed and disoriented section of Mark Leckey's 'Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore' soundtrack before coalescing at an itchy 4/4 swing. The B-side, 'All Nighter' works at a straighter tilt, primed for the wayward DJs.
Dippy, twisted polka trax from Germany. 'Fantasy' is set for the screwiest 5am moments with languid groove and brain-burrowing synth tones; 'Robot' goes dark and spooked out on the B-side with lurking drones and fizzy gremlin FX.
"Reissue of The Red Krayola's 1989 album ‘Malefactor, Ade’ - originally issued on the UK’s Glass Records, which had arranged several years earlier for the first actual release of Mayo Thompson’s 1970 solo LP, ‘Corky’s Debt To His Father’. This was the first Red Crayola record release in five years. The fearlessness with which genres are converted can be disarming, but stick to it - you’ll find listening an utter triumph. ‘Malefactor, Ade’ was reissued on CD by Drag City in the year 2000."
Thursday, 09 April
**Diagonal return with the debut 12" from Bronze Teeth side-project Green Gums. Edition of 500, initial copies on transparent green wax* Dogged techno licks from Dom Butler & L/F/D/M in Green Gums guise following two searing sessions as Bronze Teeth, also for Diagonal. Where their previous pair of 12"s tended to effluent, extended jams, these are just as mucky but more concise. Uptown, they launch the jagged EBM affray of 'Zozomono' with coarse acid lines yoked to slamming kicks, while 'Dag' marches out like some mutant, blunted offspring of Ancient Methods and Powell. Downtown, they real… Read more
**Gorgeous, intricate suite of microscopic, textural dub electronics and bass pulses sounding somewhere between Alva Noto, Pole and Bernard Parmegiani. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi. Cut at D&M. Edition of 300 individually numbered copies pressed on clear wax** Italian electro-acoustic maestros Giuseppe Ielasi and Nicola Ratti, aka Bellows, serve an engrossing, labyrinthine LP of freeform concrète dub on our occasional Boomkat Editions label. 'Rustl' is Bellows' 4th album following a critically acclaimed trio of LP's released since 2007 for Entr'acte, Planam and Kning Disc, and also follows our last rel… Read more
*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* **Super-heavyweight 10 x LP edition containing almost 10 hours of music sharing Pierre Henry’s personal listening organised by progressing themes and by technological progress covering his output between 1950 and 1985, the ultimate anthology covering the first 35 years of his work - housed in silver-deboss… Read more
**Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** Super sturdy reissue of Surgeon's now-classic debut album, Communications'. First released by Downwards in 1996 - the same year as Regis' debut, 'Gymnastics' - it served to define the Brummie techno sound and, in a broader sense, set a high water mark of UK techno. It's a resolutely stripped down and directly functional collection of six trax drawing inspiration from the concentrated energies of Coil as much as Chicago house and the Detroit / Berlin techno axis, channeling a stoic black country grit and humour into the s… Read more
*Ltd deluxe LP in gatefold sleeve, on blue and white starburst vinyl with an exclusive poster and sticker designed by Chaz Bundick. Includes a digital download code redeemable from the label** "Opening to the scream of F1’s speeding around a racetrack, and maintaining that intensity with booming guitar riffs and psychedelic effects throughout, the forthcoming album from Toro Y Moi is definitely making a statement. Or maybe a few statements. But Chaz Bundick, the frontman and songwriter, is leaving it up to you to figure out what they are. While it is obvious that each song i… Read more
**Chaz Bundick a.k.a. Toro Y Moi spills pure pop juice all over your shredded tennis shoes with 'What For?'** "Opening to the scream of F1’s speeding around a racetrack, and maintaining that intensity with booming guitar riffs and psychedelic effects throughout, the forthcoming album from Toro Y Moi is definitely making a statement. Or maybe a few statements. But Chaz Bundick, the frontman and songwriter, is leaving it up to you to figure out what they are. While it is obvious that each song is crafted around a personally meaningful experience, Chaz seems to purposefully l… Read more
"Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm has fast become know as a prolific performer and recording artist with the piano at the core of his work. Piano Day is an official body created by Nils and his closest friends, and will house various exciting, piano-related projects. The first project revealed by the Piano Day team is the building of what will be currently largest upright piano there is, the Klavins M370. Situated in Germany, Tübingen, 1.8 tons in weight, 3.7 meters high, its longest strings are about 10 feet in length. And it was on this piano that Nils recorded eight improvised piano motifs in one… Read more
Tessela leaves the boisterous big beats at home in favour of sickest EBM/electro-acid patter in 'Bottom Out', backed with a squashed and jagged Kowton remix. The original 'Bottom Out' picks up where Kowton's remix of 'Erotic Discourse' left off, rejecting kick 4/4 kick drums to focus on prickling industro-dub drums and acidic squirts with loadsa room to dance. Always a step ahead, Kowton's OTT remix extrudes those patterns with mind-bending phase shifts to a saltier, shiftier effect, neatly prepping for the tumultuous abstraction of Tessela's 'Total Music'.
Boro's finest follow their ace 1080p debut with three smog-house swingers for Brighton's outstanding Where To Now? label. Like Basic House (who also mastered this EP), Perfume Advert hail from a N.E. english town steeped in '90s house history - former home to Sugar Shack and Tall Trees - but prefer to view that sound thru a smudged, impressionistic lens, swapping friday night big room ecstasy for something more intimate, subtly gratifying. In contrast with their 'Tulpa' album for 1080p, they've peeled away the layer of chemically-altered fuzz here to reveal three sublime grooves, stretchi… Read more