Thursday, 18 June
Moiré, Disguise and pals flex their new Neversleep moniker for Phonica White with a trio of ruder house functions. Leading on from Moiré's 'BBoy 202' for Werk Discs/Ninja Tune, he gets busy on the A-side with a hulking, Kardashi-assed house bomb in his remix of 'Mouth Shut', before tagging in Disguise on the B-side for a sorta wonky Daft Punk (Homework era) style hip house boogie slam, and the man's own Special Mix of 'Mouth Shut' swapping the choking pressure for something much lighter, defter.
**Limited edition of 240 housed in screen-printed paper sleeve and transparent poly outer** The hyped DJ Guy shares some more offcuts from his early '90s archive. These tracks are much more serene and breezy than the sounds on All Caps' '20 (1996)' release, taking in the coruscating ambient dub melt of 'Computape Trk 2' and the blend of leaching field recordings and hyaline electronics in 'White Tape Trk4', before B-side's 'Basf Ferro Trk 3' broaches the 'floor with gently AFXian drum patter and the unfortunate appearance of a cheesy syn flute preset. Thankfully the Detroit-style drum programming … Read more
**Includes 12" insert** "Drawing from the leftfield avant-pop of Arthur Russell and Talking Heads, progressive disco of Nile Rodgers and contemporary ambient electronica, Retiree channel these influences through their own pervasive aura of rum-drunk antipodean sunshine. The result is music that is in equal parts lush, thoughtful melody and meditative tropical rhythm. The EP sees joint international release from Peckham label Rhythm Section International who released the instant classic debut of Al Dobson Jr, and were nominated for label of the year at Gilles Peterson's 2015 worldwide awards, as… Read more
“There was Mike Barry (age 18), Ian Self (age 18), and a drum machine. In those days, all you needed were a couple of long coats, a mutual love of The Fall and Joy Division, a pile of existential books (Kafka, Camus, Dostoyevsky, etc.) and some lager. They took their name from a Jackson Pollock painting. It was Summer of 1981 and the band was as rough as a bear’s arse.” And, those are the origins of Easter and the Totem. Tromping around South London through most of the 1980s, Easter and the Totem released three LPs (the first one at the urging of John Peel); Th… Read more
**Includes free download code redeemable form the label** "On 2/11/14 Hauschka performed two improvisations loosely based on his last album, 'Abandoned City'. This release documents that performance, seamlessly segueing from recursive, airborne keys to jaunty, padded rhythms and ambient noise. Hauschka says: "“Yufuin is a small picturesque town on the Japanese Island Kyushu. We arrived in the afternoon at the main station after a long train ride. After Yoshiyuki Tanigawa picked us up we drove all the way up into the mountains. At the center of a residential area we found a very modern museum calle… Read more
"Since before he was even able to play an instrument, Martin Newell was messing around with home-recordings. Having grown up in the Far East, Newell returned to his home of England at age 13 with just a little 3-inch spool tape-recorder and his first guitar. At age 14 he wrote his first song, not even knowing any chords. His songwriting continued through his teens and into his 20s, when he purchased a Sony reel-to-reel recorder and 12 string guitar. It is this early songwriting that led him working with a wide variety of musicians, recording in beautiful studios and forming his many… Read more
**One of the greatest soundtrack composers of the late 20th Century finally gets a vinyl reissue series, includes a copy of the CD free inside* The work of Poland's Zbigniew Preisner is closely linked to that of film director Krzysztof Kieslowski, the pair having worked together since the widely acclaimed "Dekalog" series began production in the late 1980's. The soundtrack is one of Preisner's least-known but also one of his best - that distinctive orchestral style vividly evoking the grey Polish towerblock around which the series revolves. Amazing music, regardless of whether you're familiar with the work of either Kieslowski or Preisner - a hugely recommended listen.
**Preisner's classic soundtrack to Kieslowski's 'White' available on vinyl for the first time, with a CD included** A total joy to hear this gorgeous soundtrack again, hard to believe that its been 22 years since the film's release! Zbigniew Preisener really is one of the greatest film composers of the modern era, but his work for the great, late Krzysztof Kieslowski stands out as not only his most well known, but also his finest work. 'Three Colours: White" is lighter in mood than the other two films in the series, but the score is another magical collection of solo-piano … Read more
**Preisner's classic soundtrack to Kieslowski's 'Rouge' available on vinyl for the first time, with a CD included** A total joy to hear this gorgeous soundtrack again, hard to believe that its been 22 years since the film's release! Zbigniew Preisener really is one of the greatest film composers of the modern era, but his work for the great, late Krzysztof Kieslowski stands out as not only his most well known, but also his finest work. 'Three Colours: Red" is a more mystical and romantic entity than the other two films in the series, resulting in a soundtrack that contrasts… Read more
**Preisner's classic soundtrack to Kieslowski's 'Bleu' available on vinyl for the first time, with a CD included** A total joy to hear this gorgeous soundtrack again, hard to believe that its been 22 years since the film's release! Zbigniew Preisener really is one of the greatest film composers of the modern era, but his work for the great, late Krzysztof Kieslowski stands out as not only his most well known, but also his finest work. On 'Three Colours: Bleu" Preisner's work takes a central role in the narrative of the film itself, and as a result the score is more weighty a… Read more
Practically biting the heels of his 'Buried Alive Twice' LP for L.I.E.S., NYC's Marcos Cabral gets his caveman techno rocks off for Crème Organization. Four tracks twist between the lunkish swagger of 'Nearly Run Over' to chokingly saturated thump in 'Jumping Beans', whilst the rubbling groove of 'Man's Job' allows a sliver of light to the mix, and 'The Conversation' marks his territory with eviscerated machine rhythms and welting monotone bass.
Pépé Bradock, Joakim and Eric Duncan in the remix hotseat for Todd Terje. Monsieur Bradock spoils us with two cuts, one sousing Inspector Norse in psychedelic jazz finery, the other turning 'Swing Star' into a cosmic house VIP, whilst Joakim pumps 'Strandbar' up to bright but moody big room house play and Eric Duncan resets it to a camp, cantering NRG groove.
*180gram Metallic Gold Vinyl in a heavyweight old-style tip on jacket with thick film laminate gloss, a 12" x 12" art print featuring extensive liner notes from composer Jonathan Snipes plus a digital download card offering the entire score and bonus cues not featured on the LP* "Waxwork Records proudly presents the debut LP release of Starry Eyes, composed by Sub-Pop recording artist Jonathan Snipes (clipping, Room 237) composed and performed by Snipes purely on analogue synths..."
**Screen-printed sleeve and centre label. Hand-numbered edition of 175** Gold Blood rise again with the hardcore punk-influenced electro of 'The Intruder', backed by Neil Landstrumm and Banished To Frigia remixes. The original course comes off like a close cousin of Dracula lewis, locking and spinning Emile Bojesen's snotty snarl around a cyberpunk groove lurching from halfstep swagger to steel-tipped electro. Rear guard defender Neil Landstrumm yokes the same elements to a crafty hip hop calculation, but the sticky stars go to the mysterious Banished To Frigia, who even the keel to a straig… Read more
**Limited edition - Hand screen printed 7”** Jamaican reggae veteran Carlton Livingston blesses Heights & Worship with a brilliant vocal on the duo's return to Zam Zam Sounds. Up top 'pon 'Crucify Me', Livingston recounts lyrics about hard life in East Kingston over bluesy melodica and sweltering acidic dub. B-side brings the LFO swept bass and 303 forward in a choking, flying 'Crucify Dub'.
*Double vinyl housed inside a Gatefold sleeve printed on 425gsm card featuring embossed intestines and an exclusive lobby card. First time ever on vinyl, featuring 22 tracks including not only the full score to Absurd but also all of the cues used in the legendary splatter movie Pieces. Exclusively re-mastered for vinyl from the original CAM tapes* "Death Waltz unleash another cult classic from the video nasty era with Carlo Maria Cordio’s musical score to Joe D’Amato’s notorious Absurd (aka Rosso Sangue). A pseudo-sequel to Anthropophagus, the film reunited D’Amato with George Eastman… Read more
No punches pulled or f**ks given in J. Tijn's fierce session for Bedouin Records. Last spotted on a bro-down with Randomer, the London-based producer rages hard here, from the electro-bassed pressure, panic sirens and rasping clap attacks of 'Kanon V.I.P.', and over to skin-tearing drum machine agitations of 'MOR', and industrial roil of 'Shy'.
*Repressed and available on vinyl for the first time in many years...* "Brought up in Manchester’s Moss Side, Barry Adamson began his career in 1977, learning to play the bass literally overnight for Magazine, Manchester’s most influential band of that era. When they disbanded five albums later in 1981 his definitive touch was spotted by The Birthday Party, with whom he played several times. After that band’s final implosion in 1983, Barry became a founder member of The Bad Seeds, along with Nick Cave, Mick Harvey and Blixa Bargeld. Nurturing a vision of The Great Soundtrack, B… Read more
*The classic Barry Adamson album from '96, re-pressed and available on vinyl for the first time in many years...* The iconic album from ex Bad-Seed Barry Adamson finally gets a vinyl reissue. Even if you don't think you know this album you'll have heard bits from it a million times, it's been sampled and used in too many adverts and idents to mention. Influenced by John Barry, Ennio Morricone, and Lalo Schifrin, Oedipus Schmoedipus is a hugely influential piece of easy listening from a fascinating, hugely inventive musician....
**Edition of 475** Jamal Moss a.k.a. The Sun God beams two 'Cosmic Chords' on Copenhagen's Cejero label. The A-side's kaleidoscopic, waltzing jack was recorded in Copenhagen, 2014, and gradually morphs from glistening tones to jagged, discordant madness by the track's end. B-side was recorded at Jamal's home in Chicago and percolates jagged 16th note EBM bass with one of his patented, floral synth arrangements to hypnotise and seduce.
The prolific US West Coaster from Barn Owl pursues an apocalyptic synth/noise sound in 'Meridian' upon his return to Thrill Jockey. Keening away from the more natural inflections and ambience of his previous projects towards a proper, Terminator II-having-an-existential-crisis sound, Caminiti rarely looks over his shoulder across a forward-facing suite of nine pieces embracing industrial-strength synth tones, physical rhythm and arcing ambient pads. For us, it lands somewhere between the possessed visions of Sir Richard Bishop and W. David Oliphant's 'Beyond All Defects' and the elaborately l… Read more
**Limited gatefold multicoloured vinyl 3LP, includes MP3 download code** The soundtrack to FAR CRY 4 on CD with music from acclaimed Hollywood composer Cliff Martinez. This double disc edition features 45 minutes of bonus material not included on the digital release, providing around two hours of music from the game. Invada have been involved in several Cliff Martinez projects, with their own release of the popular soundtracks to crime thriller Drive and science fiction film Solaris. Far Cry 4 is Cliff's first foray into the world of video game music.
*2LP on 180G vinyl, plus a copy of the CD free inside* Dr. Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann a.k.a. The Orb return to Kompakt with 'Moonbuilding 2073 AD' - their 16th studio album and first for Kompakt in a decade. The pair still sound like a pair of stoners making music for themselves to hotbox the studio, and that's pretty much exactly what their legion followers are after. 'Moonbuilding 2703 AD' breaks down to four extended pieces, each one swimming in oceanic sub-bass and swarming with psychedelic FX. 'God's Mirrorball' hovers into first with their patented formula… Read more
Muscly techno DJ tools for the big room players. Check for the clipped, airborne strut of 'B-PAX' and poised balance of stalking EBM bass and tender pads in 'For Real'.
Toronto's MKFN return to Touchin' Bass with the shuddering techtronics of 'This Divide' EP. A strong quartet of cuts veering from strobing halfstep flux and swarming ambient ecologies à la Fis in 'Terrain' and the turbulent super-dub of 'Somewhere, Here', to slightly more serene zones of 'Inland', before 'Stasis' contacts to a more controlled sorta rolige aching with radioactive chords and briztling noise textures.
"2000black are back with three timeless pieces that blend the group's love for soulful futuristic beats and organic instrumentation. To most headz, the producers behind 2000black need no real introduction. Initially inspired by breakbeat, house and techno, 4hero’s Dego has been constantly moving since the early nineties, enriching the drum & bass, soul and London boogie scene in his own unique way. The collective is acclaimed for their unique groove and their mix of jazz, soul and electronics...."
Borrowed Language bossman Israel Vines returns for this killer remix EP, feat a smart remix by fellow LA-resident, Silent Servant, as well as reworks from Talker (Downwards) and Eye Teeth founder and curator, BMG.
"New Once, the debut Styles Upon Styles release from Sacramento multi-instrumentalist Zac Nelson, dives deep into the worlds of pop, folk, psychedelia and rock with a raw but passionate style of colorful, experimentally-inclined (but always catchy) compositions. The LP is a sharply-hewn slice of Californian pop eccentricity, clocking in at just over 20 minutes with 9 distinct, densely layered pop miniatures. Born in Illinois and based in Sacramento, Zac Nelson's discography of pop experiments across a myriad of personas, collaborations and solo affairs include work with ALAK and Biosexual, recor… Read more