Thursday, 27 February
"Finders Kreepers bring you a mysterious and beguiling piece of music that has enchanted and eluded fans of vintage horror for decades. A game changer for the new wave of British horror when it was originally released the most unnerving attribute of The Innocents was the recurring childlike song that haunted the corridors and gardens of a haunted house in between bursts of concrète effects and drones (made by an uncredited Daphne Oram). A forerunner to a generation of lullaby lead horror scenes (such as Rosemary’s Baby and Profondo Rosso) whilst drawing compari… Read more
**180g frosted vinyl in heavyweight casebound tip on sleeve with exclusive artwork by Kimberly Holladay. Includes A2 poster and booklet of liner notes by composer and director** "Death Waltz Recording Company are proud to be unleashing one of the great unheralded electronic scores. Unavailable since the film's release in 1982, Susan Justin’s music for FORBIDDEN WORLD – produced by the legendary Roger Corman – mixes the electronic influences of the time with splashes of new wave, creating a score that fuses the eerie tonalities and avant-garde sensibility of ALIEN with the … Read more
**180g wax. Edition of 300* SLO continues to forge a personalised, proggy fusion of Bass-heavy techno and D&B rolige on the 2nd release from his Aery Metals label. Like some modern magpie with an ear for the most sensuous, affective bits of UK dance music, SLO borrows and bends traces of many styles into a sleek, supple style hovering around the 125bpm mark. A-side, the darkyl sexy 'Dead Cell' rides a swinging, kinky groove anchored by cone-blowing subbass and haunted by atmospheres somewhere between classic Metalheadz and early Tectonic pieces, especially the latter when that woozy a… Read more
**160g white vinyl. Edition of 999** Exquisite debut of downer pop and industrial folk from Alaxis Andreas G aka Bruta Non Calculant on Minimal Wave's Cititrax sub-label. Steeped in crepuscular European atmosphere and executed with near-ineffable elegance, 'World In A Tear' is a natural, if funereal procession from Alaxis Andreas G's Le Syndicat Electronique project, following more personal themes of death, lust and unrequited love in eight riveting songs that mine rich ground between the arcane '80s output of Years On Earth, Wire or Eyeless In Gaza, and contemporary moves by Ales… Read more
'PM001' is the icy debut drop of abstract, expressive electronics from Roll The Dice and Fever Ray producer Peder Mannerfelt issued thru his own label. It's both a death knell for his Subliminal Kid alias of seven years, and a prelude to his debut solo album proper incoming on Digitalis. Essentially it's the sound of man becoming much closer acquainted with his machines, fondling their faders, knobs and buttons with haptic tactility to make their inner murmurings comprehensible to human ears. Seven amorphous pieces shapeshift from the stomach acid gurgle of 'Hook End' to the drone blast of 'Wi… Read more
Exceptional house music on DJ Qu's Strength Music Recordings. Italy's Massimiliano Vianello aka Pixel Music steals the scene with the deeply infectious bassline, sprung drums and trancing sytnh progressions of 'M-Theory' on the A-side - worth the entry twice over - whilst newcomer Nicuri makes good with the latinate shuffle, thrumming subs and Wolfgang Voigt-like strings of 'Thoughts Of You', and DJ Qu cleans up with an ear-worming, body-tucking wiggler named 'Undescribed (Believer)'. Dancers, DJs; fill yer boots!
Proper party tackle from the UTTU mogul! Four bad-to-the-bone jack tracks bouncing between slippery New York house peak on 'Hey Now, Wait A Minute', to ruffneck Chicago-via-Sheffield-style bleep house on 'Dextrous', thru proper Yorkshire breaks 'n bleep pressure on 'Tell Me' and the rudebwoy scattering 'Hurfdy Jam'.
**Includes fold-out A3 lyric sheet** "The West Coast’s weirdest hidden-treasure trio, Bronze, have plied their molten composite of serpentine metro-gnomic drumming, oscillator raga, hash-oil free verse, and pendulum bass patterns for seven shaded years, but sonic documentation remains sparse. The new decade, thankfully, has seen them reversing this deficit, first with 2011’s Copper LP, and now with World Arena, which unfolds another octagon’s worth of their signature spellbound, smoke-ringed, psych-fusion explorations. Tracked at their Trojan Cavern studio / bunker in San Francisco and mastered in… Read more
**Foil-blocked sleeve and 24-page booklet crammed with photos, artwork and liner notes** "With Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles, the impacts of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath on US shores and heartlands is revealed as a bludgeoning previously undescribed. In this collection, medieval Bonham thunk and febrile Iommi guitar leads crowd out the bluesy Americana that foregrounded those bands, replacing hippie pastoralism with mythology, armored conflict, sorcery, and doom. From legions of occult-obsessive 1970s bonehead teens, we summoned a horde of 1… Read more
*Limited Edition Of 300 - Includes 12" x 24" Poster & Full-Length Film On DVD* - "Inspired in equal measure by the throbbing urbanity of coastal cities, continental European art-rock experimentation, left-ﬁeld techno, and the freewheeling punk aesthetic of contemporary home studio recording, Jonas Reinhardt’s music transcends its inﬂuences to bring into being a work that’s wholly new while referencing a celebrated aesthetic of the past. Jonas Reinhardt's 'Ganymede' is an experimental science ﬁction ﬁlm set on the solar system's largest moon. On Ganymede, it is thought that volcanic vents sup… Read more
**Double gatefold vinyl in spotgloss jacket with folded A3 insert containing all lyrics, credits and photos of the band** David Tibet and his cohorts return three years hence 'Honeysuckle Æons' with the neofolk laments of 'I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell (A Channel)'. Mutually dreamt with These New Puritans' Jack Barnett (organ, sound design and voices), James Blackshaw (bass), Ossian Brown (hurdy-gurdy and sidereal SingSong), Nick Cave (voice and voices), Antony Hegarty (voice and voices), Reinier Van Houdt (piano), Norbert Kox (voices), Andrew Li… Read more
Dusty, deeper UK tech-house from Ratcatcher backed with tuffened, rugged Leon Vynehall and Benjamin Damage remixes. The original 'Somehow' and 'Motion' warm up with a swinging, dub chord-driven motion, before Leon Vynehall ruffs up 'Somehow' with crooked drums and swaggering subs, and Benjamin Damage beefs up 'Motion' with a slug of big room bovril.
**Includes poster & digital download voucher redeemable from the label** "Acclaimed singer, songwriter, band leader from Ethyl Meatplow and The Geraldine Fibbers. First solo album in seven years, following a string of releases with her Evangelista project. Bozulich’s self-proclaimed “pop record”! Carla Bozulich, an art-punk heroine with almost three decades of exceptional, iconoclastic musical activity under her belt, returns with the third record of her storied career to be issued in her own name. Boy is Carla's self-proclaimed "pop record" and is a refreshing and much-needed reminder of what p… Read more
The UK's foremost Footwork/Bass fiend synthesises a taut fusion of Juke, Jungle and Bristol bassbin styles on his 2nd album. Whilst tempos regularly push the 160bpm bracket in a nod to Teklife's Rashad and Spinn, Addison Groove links with local talents DJ Die, Josefina, and Sam Binga to acknowledge more influence from his home city than the Windy City. It's a swift moving but cooled-out session, working that forward tension between itchy syncopation and half-stepping swagger across 14 tracks oscillating between Junglist rush, rolling techno ('Space Apples'), 'ardcore acid ('Malus… Read more
Oil Gang entice Slew Dem's OG producer JT The Goon out of semi-retirement for a killer 4-track EP. You won't find JT The Goon credited anywhere on discogs but rest assured he's been core to one of East London's sickest crews since the beginning. His return to the fray may be a slightly more mature effort, but it's lost none of that vintage fire. Opener 'Twin Warriors' is a remix of Jammer's sinogrim classic 'Chinaman' full of slyding Oriental signatures kitted to a minimal riddim; 'Ice Cube' is another exercise is optimised reduction, all slashing bass synth, whirling accordion and carto… Read more
Chicago's legendary Virgo Four return to the scene with four new productions. Expect deep acid house dub rubs with hushed vocals, sparkling keys and a jazzier touch.
Paul Blackford reclaims the UK Bass tag with a trio of speedy, Detroit-styled electro weapons for Central Processing Unit. Darkside fiends will be all over the Bane-samples from The Dark Knight Rises dropped over the snappy, sub-heavy electro minimalism of 'The League Of Shadows', whilst the flipside tracks come off like some Rephlexian bootybass hybrid. Solid session.
Intranational house business in effect: Australia's Adelaide Soundworks label debut with a loved-up jackers dose from Dallas, USA's TX Connect. 'You Too' are indebted to lush, grooving late'80s/early '90s house vibes. A-side is a slinky, organ-heated jacker baiting the 'floor with sparkling hooks and tumbling toms like some long-lost Virgo ace. B-side, the squashed and distorted jack of 'Trashed' emulates that lost in the fog machine at 5am vibe, and 'Hammock At Hurricane Hill' dices with a full-bodied, tweaky acid sound reminding of his previous drops on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams and L.I.E.S.
**Gatefold triple vinyl** Blue, downbeat, conscious Hip Hop/Dub hybrids from Amos & Truenoys for Mala's Deep Medi. 'A Taste Of Struggle' is their debut album following a teaser 12" with Skream and Commodo remixes. It's a low-lit, late night confessional hingeing on Truenoys slow, caramelised vocals delivered with impassioned urgency to a backdrop of shifty, molasses bass movements, dusty drums and trip hop atmospheres.
**303 copies** A grip of Swedish producers including Andreas Tilliander aka TM404 and Martin Skogehall (Smell The Flesh/Fishermen) revise the gauzy invocations of D.Å.R.F.D.H.S.'s 'Det Stora Oväsendet' Lp for Glasgow-based Clan Destine Traxx. The group's own Michael Isorinne opens with a bleakly detached piece of hovering, glacial drone, and Smell The Flesh heats it up with a rugged, rolling techno sound next to TM404's untangling modular acid drift. D.Å.R.F.D.H.S.'s Varg and Northern Electronics' Acronym give an Aquaplano-style monotone techno vortex, and two more new names… Read more
"Super Djata is one of boldest and most exciting orchestras in the history of African modern music, if not one of Africa’s greatest and most unsung ensembles. Led by the late great Zani Diabaté, Super Djata Band de Bamako stands proud as one of West Africa’s fiercest orchestras, with only a handful of releases and many tremendous gigs given over the last forty years. Born in 1947 in the Sikasso region, Zani belongs to one of Mali’s most famous griot families. As a child he learnt how to play the bolon, a string instrument with a bass sound, and the balafon, before learning how to dance.… Read more
"Super Djata is one of boldest and most exciting orchestras in the history of African modern music, if not one of Africa’s greatest and most unsung ensembles. Led by the late great Zani Diabaté, Super Djata Band de Bamako stands proud as one of West Africa’s fiercest orchestras, with only a handful of releases and many tremendous gigs given over the last forty years. Super Djata may be indeed one of the boldest and most exciting orchestras in the history of African modern music, if not one of Africa’s greatest and most unsung ensembles. Thanks to their leader’s experience, the Djata … Read more
**Debossed jacket. Individually numbered edition of 500 copies** Ralph Cumbers kicks off a slew of imminent releases with the modular indulgence of his 'Bugbranded EP' on Public Information's latest dispatch. It's a quintessentially British display of voltage control and knob-fondling, blending that explorative Radiophonic feeling with proggy-minded, live arrangements in debt to early '90s AI styles. In a proper man-machine show down, Ralf tweaks out crisply psychoactive melodies and halcyon acid jack on 'Sometime The Only Way To Go Out Is Further In', and a more delicate, psilocybic folk dance … Read more
*Includes a copy of the CD free inside* "Mute says: ‘Spectre’ follows the band’s widely acclaimed conceptual album ‘Volk’ (2006), where Laibach interpreted national anthems of historically imperialistic nations, and the release of the side projects ‘Laibachkunstderfuge’ (2008) and ‘Iron Sky: The Original Film Soundtrack’ (2012). Laibach have once again ‘re-invented’ themselves into a newly born, yet polished and solid, formation. And, as is now customary, Laibach call into question all the rigid and cemented interpretations (and prejudices) about themselves, about their music, intent… Read more
Two renegades from the fringe extremes of hard techno, electronics, harsh noise, and breakcore unite for the first time as Bolder on EMego. With over four decades of hard raving between them, Peter "Pure" Votava (Ilsa Gold, Violent Shit) and Martin Maischein (Position Chrome) converge in the no-mans-land of 'Hostile Environment' to peer deep into an abyss of spare, ricocheting drums, cavernous drones and industrial sound design. We can detect the timbres of organic percussion and the buzzing hum of live, wired electronics at its core, conducted and arranged with a gothic sense of narration… Read more
*Includes Download Code Redeemable From The Label* "The Men's new LP for Sacred Bones is the tongue-in-cheek-but-still-auspiciously-titled Tomorrow's Hits. This is their first album recorded in a high-end studio and, appropriately, the result is their most high fidelity album to date. That being said, it is still an incredibly straightforward record. Tomorrow's Hits is a concise collection of songs that nonetheless expands the band's ever-evolving musical palette. It's an album full of genre-bending risks, but it reinforces the overarching theme that has come to define its makers: The Men are… Read more
"The Grafham Water Sailing Club combine esoteric post-punk with electronic beats and minimalistic industrialism. It’s in ‘Ankara’ where you’re truly reeled in by the pounding drum beat and spectral, spiralling guitar; but take a step back into its b-side ‘Feelin’ Blue’ and you’ll truly begin to appreciate the atmospheric sound these four lads from the West Midlands can muster."
Phonica celebrate 10 years in the game with this big 3LP set featuring 12 contributions from their mates far and wide, including tracks from Juju & Jordash, Legowelt, I:Cube, Trevor Jackson and more.
*Taut, sleek, driving post-punk with arty leanings. Includes download code redeemable from the label* "Lushes are a band born of tensions – between art and math, order and chaos, planning and chance. You can hear it in their songs – taut, twitching art-punk that balance anxiety and elation, often within the space of a few bars. Album opener "Harsh" glides along slowly, feeling like a moody and measured art-rock meditation until you zero in on the words in the chorus: "Harsh on my ears, that's the way I like it." This is push-pull music, songs that temper the jagged fitfulness of groups like Ju… Read more
"‘Super Chief: Music For The Silver Screen’ is an ‘orchestral fantasy’ inspired by a rail journey Van Dyke embarked upon across the United States in 1955. Originally made available for the first time on a very limited vinyl pressing in 2013. Now re-pressed, following an almost immediate sell out of the original pressing. LP features a copy of the album on CD. The CD includes three extra tracks: ‘The Pleasure Dome’, ‘Bed Of Stones’, and ‘So Long Santa Fe’. In Van Dyke Parks’ own words: “I’ve made an orchestral fantasy illustrating my first trip across the USA… Read more