Thursday, 20 November
*Digipak reissue with liner notes by Asmus Tietchens* Grün appeared in 1981, but contained recordings from the years 1976 to 1980. Schnitzler's tracks in the 1970s were lengthy and shared a musical pattern which varied only minimally. Hence the green album has just one track on each side and any changes in melodic structure are subtle in nature. Both pieces are very much typical of Schnitzler in style, but less so tonally. An analogue rhythm machine ploughs almost brutally through the astoundingly delicate electronic veil of "Der Riese und seine Frau" ("The giant and his wife"), bearing littl… Read more
Gelb appeared in 1981, but contained recordings from the year 1974, originally released in a limited run on cassette ("The Black Cassette"). The chronology of Schnitzler's solo releases in the 1970s-and even more so in the 80s-resembles a book with seven seals. Schnitzler regularly issued his music on analogue cassette or LP, often on his own as "private releases", without any help from a label or professional distributor. Gelb, for example, was issued on vinyl in 1981 by a private press run by an art gallery - Edition Block. The album is subtitled "12 pieces from the year 1974", pointing to … Read more
"If there’s one thing Jonas Kopp has proven over the last decade is that he can turn his hand to just about anything. Since debuting on Pﬁrter’s revered MindTrip Music back in 2006, the Buenos Aires native has managed to rack up a rich and compelling discography, coursing with ease through electronic music’s various forms. From warm Chicago house through to deep, dark and driving techno on labels like Deeply Rooted House, Stroboscopic Artefacts and more, Kopp’s hypnotic and heady sentiment has remained the red thread throughout, which has allowed him to ﬂourish as one of techno’s more… Read more
Hard-assed and shifty techno bangers from NYC strongman Anthony Parasole for Ostgut Ton. A regular feature on Berghain line-ups and playlists, Parasole's music perfectly fits the bill for haughty techno with a slinky-but-brute big room heft. 'My Block' starts the dance with soured lead line and infectiously latinate drum patterns before 'Bizarre' puts the kicks in with belly buckling force under heady chimes. 'Typhoon' sustains the intensity with a more submerged feel, like some Von Oswald or NWAQ joint pitched up and pounded into submission.
*A new label from Shapednoise, featuring a remix from the man himself* "Centaure is artist Franck Vigroux’s newest solo studio effort, following a period of both live and studio collaborations (with artists such as Ben Miller, video artist Antoine Schmitt as Tempest, and Mika Vainio) and music specifically written for multimedia performances. As the inaugural release for Cosmo Rhythmatic, the 12” sees Vigroux indulging in his taste for dynamic intensity, pairing abstract freenoise of the heaviest sort with a taste for dense electronics beats, in order to explore new structu… Read more
*14 killer cuts from jamaica's legendary Black Solidarity Label circa early 80's* "In the beginning of the 80’s reggae music became increasingly in tune with what was happening in Kingston’s dancehalls, .probably more so than at any time since the sound system operators had started to make their own shuffle and boogie in the late 50’s. The international audience and the critics were too busy looking for a new Bob Marley to appreciate what was happening downtown and failed to acknowledge that this was a return to the real, raw roots of the music…brash, confident,young reco… Read more
*Each copy includes a post card insert with lyrics and liner notes* Dark Entries Editions is honored to celebrate the 30th anniversary “Dancing Therapy” by International Music System, often abbreviated as I.M.S. In 1983 Maurizio Cavalieri and Giorgio Stefani, the same musicians who brought you “Spacer Woman” by Charlie, created International Music System in Vicenza, Italy. Under this moniker, the two would release a pair of albums of stylized and syncopated electronic dance songs showcasing the still-evolving advancement of computer and keyboard-generated music. “Dancing … Read more
After 30 years spent sitting in a San Francisco basement, this incredible lost opus from disco pioneer Patrick Cowley and Indoor Life's Jorge Socarras is finally unearthed and given a much needed lease of life by Stefan Goldman and his Macro label. This is some prime wavey-disco and proto-techno gear, produced between 1976-79 at a time when Cowley was starting to get recognition for his synthesizer driven disco tracks and edits, but also studying electronic composition in San Fran, concocting with Socarras an ahead-of-its-time blend of avant-synth-pop and disco-electronica whi… Read more
*Includes a 2-sided postcard insert with lyrics* "The next 12″ in Dark Entries Editions is the Italo Disco dance classic “Spacer Woman” by Charlie. Formed in 1983 as an experiment to break the mold of the classic disco dance sound, Charlie was the vehicle for musician and producer Maurizio Cavalieri who had found fame with Italian disco group Firefly. Cavalieri had been listening to the new crop of UK Synthpop and New Wave like Depeche Mode and Heaven 17 and wanted to create a more electronic, futuristic sound. He recruited his friend Giorgio Stefani to help write the song and compose lyrics.… Read more
Appleblim and Second Storey go toe-2-toe as ALSO with their first session for R&S. Arriving four years after their 'Lipsmacker' 12" for Aus Music, this time they're darker, crunchier, and moodier, with three cuts taking in the tetchy, hay-wired electro of 'Sids Conundrum' next to the cyber dread swing of 'Ashford Swaithes', and chromed-out breakbeat twists in 'Dive Prophets'.
*Ships Friday* The third album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, re-released as part of Mute's Nick Cave reissue series. "In 1986, the year Kicking Against The Pricks - a cover album - was released, then 28-year-old Nick Cave was the object of both reverence and antagonism in the contemporary press. In interviews he's baited, held up as genius, soothsayer and arrogant, autistic nutcase. "Kicking against the pricks" is a biblical lift, referring to an ox kicking in irritation at the sharpened rod - the goad or prick - used by the driver when tilling soil. It would se… Read more
**Red Vinyl** "Krystal Klear joins forces with a fresh off the boat vocalist in the form of Flex Washington. A two track 12 alongside a crafty Accapella for the Djs showcases a another step in a darker club foundation for the label head merging elements of new jacking R n B on top of rigorous drum patterns all tied together by the romanticism in Flex's vocal tone. The tracklisting of the release was inspired by classic vocal 12's of the late 80's early 90s which is represented by the alternative acid flexing drum-a-pella version of the A side alongside a 12 inch only bonus of the bare … Read more
*Limited 12" repress on seasonal snow white vinyl* Double sided roots man business produced by Linval Thompson. Eek-A-Mouse and Lee Van Cleef head to head with extended dub work outs Roots Radics in full 12" effect, mixed by Scientist at Channel One.
Daniel Ansorge aka Barnt backs up a deeply unique swathe of singles with his debut album, 'Magazine 13' for the eponymous label he started with fellow Köln types, Crato and Jens-Uwe Beyer. Since 2010 he's released a steady stream of records which brought back a sense of kosmiche wonder and electronic enigma that was arguably lacking in German house and techno sounds. And most crucially, he did it without sacrificing the fundamentals of big bad kicks and minimal percussion, resulting absolute bewts such as 'All Worlds All Times' and more recently with the staggering chops of 'Chappell' for Joy O & … Read more
Proxima returns with three shades of techier, up-to-the-second dubstep, from clipped Coki styles in 'Trapped' to snarling dungeon slither of 'Fate' and crushing Dutch style darkness in 'Fallout'.
*Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label. Cool but restlessly explorative mix of post-rock, jazz, kosmiche electro-acoustics from Germany* "Recorded to 24-track Studer tape machine…The album captures the ruff acoustic essence of the trio, representing the typical sound build upon the analog Synthesizer and the bowed double-bass played by the formation around Ralf Stritt and Gregor Kerkmann. Their focus lies on the hypnotic rhythms and the emotional depth of the compositions, performed with implicit ease.
Honest Jon's return to Kenya with this spellbinding suite of Dodo songs sung by 70 year old Ogoya Nengo. A legend in her country, Ogoya is the most prominent exponent of the vanishing Dodo artform - a musical means of spreading messages and social commentary, much like Indo-European bardic traditions and the griots of Mali. Following his work on the Mkunguni, New Recordings from Coast Province, Kenya, Stefan Schneider again had the pleasure of recording Ogoya's spellbinding performances, and those of local percussionists and her … Read more
Nifty UK bass pressure from Manchester's Paleman, tooling up two digi-dub meets house riddims for Loefah's 81 label. 'Beezeldub' steps up with brassy horns and billowing subs inna update of classic soundsystem steppers coolly compatible with current house patterns. 'Newun' is more brooding, with sombre intro harking back to early Skream and Loe joints before leaning off with a killer, percolated halfstep finding the sweet spot between electro-soul, dread dub and garage. Tip!
Heidi Lord - Wife of Rephlex/WeMe artist Jodey Kendrick. Three of Heidi's tracks are featured on the famous "EDM" Compilation Albums This is the Debut album from Heidi Using a unique pallet of sounds from MRI machines to modular synthersizers to conversations in a supermarket to her own processed voice Co produced by her Husband "I could describe what the album means to me, But i would much rather leave it to listener to experience and feel and to interpret how they see fit"
"New from Umwelt, an accomplished electronic musician who used to release on New York electro label Satamile as well as the likes of Kommando 6, and his own labels New Flesh and Fundata. Active in the scene since the nineties, Umwelt has released three LPs and a high number of EPs that explore everything from experimental ambient to tough techno via emotive electro. This new EP deals mainly in moody electro that is tinged with nice acid lines. 'Somatogravic Illusion' goes first and is a synapse-twitching bit of bulky electro with tough kicks, groaning synths and starry melodies. 'Subt… Read more
"Gerry Read returns with a new twelve for Aus, his productions remain liberated from conventional influence while keeping rhythmically charged enough to work effectively on peak time dance floors. The title track is no exception as it loosely wades through the mire gathering frazzled sine signals and synth blobs along the way. ‘Cosmoid’ pins shimmering melodies and off kilter samples under a tight, persistent groove before Nathan Fake weighs in with loose, restless drum patterns and a healthy measure of plaintive melody to add a further facet to 3 2 1 and round off another solid package from AUS."
The return of this project by Jodey Kendrick who delivers another dose of well crafted Drexciyan electro...
Third instalment in the Tape Sampler Series featuring new and upcoming artists local to the label delivering a 3-tracker shifting from classic Detroit to Basic Channel Vibes.
*Edition of 300 copies, Can’s Damo Suzuki with members of Black Mountain, Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think, among many others* "Krautrock pioneer Damo Suzuki, vocalist of Can, has influenced generations of creative musicians. This enigmatic singer has continued the journey, traveling the globe to perform improvised music with a unique collection of musicians. The lucky few that perform with him he calls his Network or Sound Carriers. Canadian Sound Carriers have included members of Black Mountain, Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think, among many others. On a warm night in Ju… Read more
"San Proper vocalising.....comes with a Jacques Renault Remix. The label say: " Some think freedom comes with a price, others say freedom is a prize. Then you have people who claim "the best things in life are free" . It takes up quite some time and effort, or better yet- 'work', to sort out answers to these questions. One might feel cornered by such issues... David Olivier Nerbl a.k.a. D.O.N. & Dr. San Proper wrote and recorded a sarcastic song last summer which might give some relief. If not, check out Jacques Renault's remix. One love for freedom."
Emotional Response have trawled through boxes of old cassette recordings from L.A multi-instrumentalist Eddie "Secret Circuit" Ruscha to compile a follow-up to 2012's brilliant Tropical Psychedelics compilation. Predictably, the resulting collection is nothing short of brilliant. Typically eccentric, melodious, atmospheric and bristling with interesting ideas, Cosmic Vibrations delves deeper into Ruscha's archives and comes up with gold. Highlights are naturally plentiful, but keep an eye out for the psychedelic ambience of "Electric Brain", the analogue electronic explorations of "… Read more
"After Chris Clark had passed some of Gajeks sheer endless output over to Modeselektor, quite a few listening sessions followed. Ranging from postrocky electronica to complex and moody renderings of intricate introverted beat structures to a mutant dance music, a whole audioscape had to be discovered. There were songs and tracks and experiments there, morphed vocals and reverberated non human instruments, complex percussion patterns and sweet athmospheres, but in all these different paths and moods, a penchant for working with a leitmotif could be traced. As an introduction to expose his parti… Read more
"Soft Gamma Repeater finds Graze continuing to develop and refine their style, enmeshing a tough percussive edge with the rich textures of dance music at its deepest."
A Little Bit of Powder is a short story that Ian Rankin wrote for Tim Burgess' label O Genesis. This is a limited edition 12" vinyl release featuring Craig Parkinson reading Ian's short story with theme music by Tim Burgess and Factory Floor's Nik Void.
"In classic Baby Ford style the A-side opens with "Mystery Falls" a deep melodic housey workout with shuffling percussion and sublime top line strings. Meanwhile on the B-side, shaker hustlin' "Spooked" conjures up a more stripped down moody grooving chordal affair. Both tracks cut at 45rpm for maximum quality and effect on the floor."