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Thursday, 11 September

SHELLAC - Dude Incredible, Touch & Go
Featured Vinyl

SHELLAC

Dude Incredible

Touch & Go

Format_dot_vinylLP+CD // £17.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: TG404LP

*Ships Friday* *Includes a copy of the CD free inside. 180g audiophile vinyl. Entirely analogue DMM mastering. Printed inner, spot gloss jacket** Steve Albini revs up the Shellac mobile for their first album in seven years with 'Dude Incredible'. Albini mans guitar, Todd Trainer on drums, and Bob Weston plays bass. Their fifth LP was recorded sporadically over the past few years at Steve's esteemed Electrical Audio studios in Chicago and captures ten strapping examples of their classicist rock discipline rendered with immediate clarity and vitriol.
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CALL SUPER - Sulu Sekou / Coney Storm Drain, Houndstooth
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CALL SUPER

Sulu Sekou / Coney Storm Drain

Houndstooth

Format_dot_vinyl7" // £5.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: HTH027

**Dinked 7" vinyl edition of 300** Call Super reveals a quieter side to his oeuvre on these two gems anticipating his eagerly awaited 'Suzi Ecto' album. The 'Sulu Sekou' version is a beautifully gauzy mesh of swirling pipes and glinting groove anchored by blooming, padded subs to tread a mystic path somewhere between Hassell and Shackleton. On the other hand, the extended version of 'Coney Storm Drain' is moodier, opening a 3 minute wormhole of prickly texturhythms and fizzing sci-fi atmospheres leaving us primed and very curious for the full length…
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SHANTI CELESTE - Universal Glow, Broadwalk Records LTD
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SHANTI CELESTE

Universal Glow

Broadwalk Records LTD

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: BW009

**Glow in the dark jacket** Brstl pillar, Shanti Maass aka Shanti Celeste, does dat electro-boogie for Julio Bashmore's Broadwalk label. To date she's had a coupla smart 12"s for her own Brstl label - home to locals like October, Outboxx, Rhythmic Theory - and also the Idle Hands label/shop, where she works behind the counter. Her 'Universal Glow' is a bewt, tickling out spidery electro ticks and booming bass balanced with gorgeous Detroit pads to sound like some lost Reel By Real joint. B-side she factors similar chord progression to a bouncing, swinging Detroit house groove on 'Felix… Read more
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SHANTI CELESTE - Universal Glow, Broadwalk Records LTD
STANDARD PLANETS / HARALD GROSSKOPF - Ethernet / Telegraph, Fin-A-Dee Six Records
Legendary krautrock synthesist Harald Grosskopf meets Robert Tubbs aka Cursor Minor aka Standard Planets on two prog-pop plays for Fin-A-Dee Six Records. 'Ethernet' starts out lithe and minimal but soon enough flips into a bombastic piece of kosmic Canterbury pop, whilst 'Telegraph' soars Icarus-like from mellow to overarching in its complex course.
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LIL SILVA - Mabel EP, Good Years Recordings
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Featured Vinyl

LIL SILVA

Mabel EP

Good Years Recordings

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: GDYRS009V

Lil Silva reveals his tender underbelly alongside label-mate Banks in the romantic, modern blues of the 'Mabel' EP. Moving much closer to the sound of former collaborator Sampha, the London-based producer balances rhythmic weight with emotional impact in five tracks contrasting metallic halfstep and house flux with heart-swelling trance chords on 'First Mark' or naked, vaulted vocal harmonies in 'Kimmy' and its sister-piece, the bittersweet slide guitar-infused soul surge of 'Don't You Love' with Banks. The title track is best, suspending his vocals in the chromatic ether over a sumptuous, swingi… Read more
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LIL SILVA - Mabel EP, Good Years Recordings
LIA ICES - Ices, Jagjaguwar

LIA ICES

Ices

Jagjaguwar

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: JAG205LP

‘Ices’ is a celebration of flight, levity and the conviction that you can leave Earth. You take wing in an aeroplane, you go to real places when you dream, you have out-of- body experiences, you get high, you lose yourself in someone else. In Lia’s own words: “This recording session became a two year music and spiritual retreat with my psychic twin brother, Eliot. A private journey during which we abandoned old habits and familiar sounds. We got really geeky and experimented in our studio. We obsessed over sympathetic magic, ‘Ancient Aliens’, and the NBA. We allowed everything we loved to find its w… Read more
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LIA ICES - Ices, Jagjaguwar
ALMA CONSTRUCT - Alma Construct EP, R&S Records
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ALMA CONSTRUCT

Alma Construct EP

R&S Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: RS1408

Space-headed slo-mo techno/hip hop trips from R&S's new signing. Five tracks explore downtempo zones akin to Cloud Boat in 'On The Edge Surrounded With The Shores Of Assudrey', beside the sci-fi hip hop noise of 'Deer Drink From The River' and two pieces of scratchy modular noise in 'Dialectic A' & Dialectic B'. Fans of Fhloston Paradigm or Herva should check it oot.
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CLOSE & SECOND STOREY - No Love Lost (w/ Seven Davis Jnr Remix), AUS Music
Bolder new styles from Will Saul aka Close, and Second Storey fka Al Tourettes, backed up with remix by Seven Davis Jr. 'No Love Lost' is a surprise deviation into different tempos than usual for Aus Music, tackling a sort of dreamy post-punk pop and halfstep D&B hybrid in 'No Love Lost' featuring Morcheeba-like vox by Kid A, plus instrumental, slo-mo electronica in 'Lacuna Slide', and techier swing moves in 'WAL'. Seven Davis Jr provides some relief for spun-out house heads with a more conventional, uptempo house rework of 'No Love Lost'.
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BATHS - Ocean Death, Anticon
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BATHS

Ocean Death

Anticon

Format_dot_vinylLP // £9.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ABR0146LP

“For his sophomore album as Baths Pitchfork hailed it as a “subversive work that gets uncomfortably close to pop, confronting closed minds with what they don’t want to believe.” Think of this Anticon EP, 'Ocean Death', as a companion piece—the Dia De Los Muertos to Obsidian’s Halloween. It’s title and the eponymous opening track existed before a single note of 2010’s Cerulean had been recorded. Darker in tone, they were always targeted for a sophomore album, but wound up a different cut of gem. Just five songs and a shade over 20 minutes, the idea was to avoid over-thinking. Songs were perfected n… Read more
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BATHS - Ocean Death, Anticon
TRENTEMøLLER - Lost (Reworks), IN MY ROOM
Featured Vinyl

TRENTEMøLLER

Lost (Reworks)

IN MY ROOM

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: IMR18LP

**Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** Collecting 10 'Lost Reworks' by, and of, probably the best goth tech-house producer in Denmark. Watch out for the searing kohl-eyed missile 'River Of Life', the Powell-esque clatter and throb of 'Deceive', and the shifty T.O.M. And His Computer Band remix.
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CHRISTOPHER WILLITS - OPENING, Ghostly International
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CHRISTOPHER WILLITS

OPENING

Ghostly International

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: GI220LP

**Includes Download Code Redeemable From The Label - Sleepy ambient/shoegaze on the new album from Christopher Willits** ""For years, I’ve imagined the work I do in music, photography, video/film, immersive audio and meditation all coming into one space," says music-art guru Christopher Willits from his home in San Francisco. It's an ambition that seems especially befitting of a worldly polymath like Willits. "Sound and light can transform and inspire our imaginations," he continues. "It can be used as a tool to awaken our consciousness." And that is exactly what he has set out to do wi… Read more
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CHRISTOPHER WILLITS - OPENING, Ghostly International
MANNI DEE - Amid The Collapsing Scenery, CANDELA RISING
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MANNI DEE

Amid The Collapsing Scenery

CANDELA RISING

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: CAN005

Tuff-as-old-boots techno from hotly tipped yunger, Manni Dee, backed with grumbling remixes from Ancient Methods and Shawn O'Sullivan. 'A Lover's Rhetoric' starts up with a pile-driving piece of pneumatic industrial techno a la BMB or Surgeon, which Ancient Methods brilliantly spike with their patented style of industrial funk sounding like a cyborg version of The Neon Judgement's 'The Fashion Party's Over'. Manni's 'Voluptuous Surrender' cuts loose on the B-side with spikier drums and pinging, acidic synth delays, which Brooklyn's Shawn O'Sullivan duly carves up as a twitchy, wild-eyed industrial swinger. Easily worth it for the AM remix alone!
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MANNI DEE - Amid The Collapsing Scenery, CANDELA RISING
DAEGA SOUND - Under Pressure, TUBA

DAEGA SOUND

Under Pressure

TUBA

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: TUBA008

Technoid dubstep weight from West Canada via Brooklyn's Tuba Sound. 'Under Pressure' rolls out on top with trancey licks and searing neuro lashes yoked to a billowing bottom end and tumbling drums. B-side, 'Spirit' builds another trancey head of steam, this time on a pneumatic footworking riddim a la Addison Groove, and 'Abyss' bowls into exotic halfstep terrain with shades of vintage Tempa and DMZ 12"s from Skream, Horsepower Productions, Mala.
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BOOKWORMS - Compact Visual Nature, NORD Records
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BOOKWORMS

Compact Visual Nature

NORD Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: NORD005

Bookworms knuckles down some of his most minimal, tracky techno hypnotisers for Nord Records. Reducing the styles of his aces for L.I.E.S. and Anòmia, his first release of 2014 is all about slinky, gritty rhythmelody. A-side gives up the bookworm-holing square bass roil and glinting techno wriggle of 'Compact Visual Nature' beside the radiant sequencer harmonics and jack trak of 'Outdoor'. B-side brings a bang with the windswept, monotone techno dynamics of 'Location Unavailable' and what sounds like a bury mix of Jeff Mills and Jamal Moss in kicking kosmic kaos of 'STE-017'. One for the DJs and dancers.
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BOOKWORMS - Compact Visual Nature, NORD Records
WRONG STEPS - Wrong Steps EP, Huntleys + Palmers
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WRONG STEPS

Wrong Steps EP

Huntleys + Palmers

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: H+P013

Lean, squelchy electro-funk and house strutters from Wrong Steps for Huntleys + Palmers. First up, 'Glam' glitters the 'floor with it's ruddy seed, shifting hips with in-the-pocket bassline and clipped drums wound tight to sharp organ chords. 'Rain' follows with moodier, filtered chords and percolating Afro drums trimmed for the dancers. Flipside, 'Yyam' plays it down with hazy keys and effortlessly infectious swing, leaving 'Gyms' to fade out to shimmering chrome notes and knotted disco groove.
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VARIOUS - TRIPP.3, Blind Jacks Journey
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VARIOUS

TRIPP.3

Blind Jacks Journey

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: BLNDTRIPP.3

**Hand-stamped pink wax** Psilocybic house from the North Wales posse behind Crow Castle Cuts. Volume 3 of the Tripp series introduces three debuts: YRD drops the thumping techno techno-house of 'Dul Doen'; Thom Brooke makes nice with the warm ambient chords and mesmerising bassline of 'Penway'; Le Causa travels further out with the saltier pink noise and Pub-like abstract postulations of 'Lacanau'. Ian Blevins is the only experienced hand, previously appearing on Disco Bloodbath, and here with the chiming house swagger of 'AA'.
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GOODIEPAL - Havet, ALKU
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GOODIEPAL

Havet

ALKU

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ALKU125

**Blue Vinyl** "Another huge and perplexing transmission from unique thinker, philosopher, inventor, cyclist and friend to the postal service: Goodiepal. Broadcasting live from a graveyard in Copenhagen, Parl takes us through a collection of his early 'dreamy' synthesizer music played through a tape delay system while the tapes crumble away to nothing as they are manipulated in real time. The music is accompanied in part by Goodiepal explaining the process and going off on some wonderful tangents including: the difference between American and German tape, working with metal and the importance of cycling.
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GOODIEPAL - Havet, ALKU
SAWLIN - Spectraf*ck (w/ James Ruskin Mix), ARTS
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SAWLIN

Spectraf*ck (w/ James Ruskin Mix)

ARTS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: ARTS008

Powerful techno from Sawlin. A smart and dark James Ruskin remix of 'Sprectrafuck' opens the account with dead ahead momentum leading to the grumbling, monotone drive and Samuel Kerridge-esque awning pads of the original. Flip it for a proper warehouse job in the cantering groove of Im Kessel', and the chewy, bone-grinding techno funk of 'Modularer Turn'.
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MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA - With One Another (Vinyl Edition), Live at Robert Johnson

MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA

With One Another (Vinyl Edition)

Live at Robert Johnson

Format_dot_vinylLP // £19.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: PLAYRJC032

**Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** The Berlin-based Italian disco/house expert weighs in a lustrous, lucid dream of a 2nd album for Live at Robert Johnson. 'With One Another' is clearly all about the joys of a shared dancefloor experience, ripe with lushly tiered, trancing synthliens owing as much to the heritage of his homeland as the mittel European legacy of the Robert Johnson and Frankfurt, or Berlin's flouncing dancefloors. This vinyl version flaunts eight sparkling gems ranging from the sneaky kosmiche lift of 'A Dream I Get Stuck… Read more
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MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA - With One Another (Vinyl Edition), Live at Robert Johnson
CIRCUIT BREAKER - TV12, TOMBED VISIONS
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CIRCUIT BREAKER

TV12

TOMBED VISIONS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: TV012

"Circuit Breaker are an Industrial band, consisting of London based Brothers Peter and Edward Simpson. The Group's return to Tombed Visions with ‘TV12’, marks the label and the duos first ever vinyl release. Taking cues from the likes of Pere Ubu’s ‘Tenement Year’ and Cabarets Voltaire’s ‘2x45’, the Simpson brothers ran amok in a backlog of archived live performances, improvised recordings and the previous mind melting experiments found on their first Tombed Vision’s release ‘Grid’. This material was then used as a catalyst for a newer, tighter song writing process. By mollifying the more esote… Read more
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CIRCUIT BREAKER - TV12, TOMBED VISIONS
STEPHEN BROWN - Micron / Swing Left, Realtime

STEPHEN BROWN

Micron / Swing Left

Realtime

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: REAL009

Deft, tracky Detroit styles via Scotland, courtesy Stepehn Brown. One side's a jagged, tracky jacker countered with wistful melody, whereas the other slows down an d op-ens out to enjoy the journey with dubbed-out chords and skippy garage-techno swing drums anchored by a big ol' butt of a sub bass.
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REAGAN GREY - OWL, SHIFTING PEAKS

REAGAN GREY

OWL

SHIFTING PEAKS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SPEAKS018

A treat for the short back 'n sides crew: deeper UK house featuring Sandy Duperval in 'Owl', plus rugged, swinging remix from Lukas, and backed with the infectious vocal house of 'Feel The Pressure' featuring Christine Nelson, and Benway's dizzying Pressurize remix. Cut dem shapes yah.
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PHOTAY - Photay, Astro Nautico
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PHOTAY

Photay

Astro Nautico

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ANR003

Bittersweet, knackered electronic soul woozers from Photay on his debut EP for Astro Nautico. To the side of the same pastures as Bibio or the Border Community lot, Photay operates in a colourful little world of its own with a six track suite of keening harmonics and crushed grooves owing to boogie hip hop and IDM, at best in the salty soul bump of 'Reconstruct' featuring celestial vocal by Seafloor, or in the grinning jazz-funk queso of 'These Fruits, These Vegetables', and the Afro-centric wobble and shuffle of 'Illusion Of Seclusion'.
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CAMERA - Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide, Bureau B
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CAMERA

Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide

Bureau B

Format_dot_vinylLP+CD // £16.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: BB176LP

**Includes the full album on CD inside the sleeve** "The so called "Krautrock Guerilla" is back! After touring the world for two years the Berlin threesome CAMERA recorded twelve new songs: Motorik-driven, energetic stretches laced with psychedelic overtones rise up from keyboards, drums and guitars. Hypnotic beats. Shimmering elegance, forceful bursts of garage rock, a gentle flow, spherical flight. All on CAMERA's new album "Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide"."
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MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND - This is My Hand, Asthmatic Kitty

MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND

This is My Hand

Asthmatic Kitty

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: AKR103LP

*Initial copies on Red Vinyl* "‘This Is My Hand’ is a new chapter in the unfurling My Brightest Diamond story. The album’s exploration of music and its rhythmic urgency escort Shara Worden’s chamber music aesthetic out of the chamber and back into the dance hall. Produced by Shara and Zac Rae, the album sounds unlike anything else produced by Worden before."
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THE TIME & SPACE MACHINE - The Way Out Sound From In, AMPLE PLAY

THE TIME & SPACE MACHINE

The Way Out Sound From In

AMPLE PLAY

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £20.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: AMPLA090V

"It's about time someone got together a compilation of Time And Space Machine Mixes. From start to finish this is a full set of end to end burners - Warpaint, Jagwar Ma, Psychemagik and more all get the treatment. The perfect soundtrack to those phased-out psychedelic summer nights." Richard Norris operated as a duo - as The Grid with Dave Ball, as Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve with Erol Alkan - but when it's time for some solo sonic action, he records and remixes as The Time and Space Machine. We find him at it here: 'The Way Out Sound From In', reworking the most cosm… Read more
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THE TIME & SPACE MACHINE - The Way Out Sound From In, AMPLE PLAY
KALIPO - Yaruto, A&O Records

KALIPO

Yaruto

A&O Records

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £19.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ANTIME010LP

*Includes download code redeemable from the label* "Kalipo is Jakob Häglsperger from Berlin who devotes himself to experimental electronica. His debut album Yaruto follows a series of remixes and contributions to compilations released by Antime and Stiff Little Spinners. On it, Häglsperger tries to create a both unique and timeless sound that takes cues from dance music, downbeat and Gamelan traditions alike. Making use of his wide array of analogue synthesizers, a Rhodes piano, a metallophone and guitars, Häglsperger is creating the abstract narrative of an impersonal biography by creating moods tha… Read more
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KALIPO - Yaruto, A&O Records
SHINTARO SAKAMOTO - Let's Dance Raw, Other Music

SHINTARO SAKAMOTO

Let's Dance Raw

Other Music

Format_dot_vinylLP // £15.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: OM0131

"Japanese singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shintaro Sakamoto returns with a new full-length, ‘Let’s Dance Raw’ on Other Music Recording Co. The album is the follow-up to Sakamoto’s solo debut, the otherworldly folk- pop masterpiece ‘How To Live With A Phantom’ (2012). While ‘How To Live With A Phantom’ was the first many around the globe knew of Sakamoto, he has long been an icon in his homeland, having long fronted the psychedelic phenomenon Yura Yura Teikoku, a Tokyo-based band that emerged from Koenji’s legendary UFO Club scene and, across their 20-year trajectory, a… Read more
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SHINTARO SAKAMOTO - Let's Dance Raw, Other Music
CRAIG RICHARDS - Batty One, The Nothing Special

CRAIG RICHARDS

Batty One

The Nothing Special

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: BAT001

In which Fabric's Craig Richards remixes the sound of 100,000 bats into three tech-house, electro and ambient tracks.
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DIFFERENT FOUNTAINS - Shrimp That Sleeps, MEAKUSMA
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DIFFERENT FOUNTAINS

Shrimp That Sleeps

MEAKUSMA

Format_dot_vinylLP+CD // £14.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MEA014

**Includes the full album on CD plus a bonus track and Sagat remix** Submerged leftfield electronica from Bernardo Risquez (Venezuela) and Michael Langeder (Austria) aka Different Fountains for Belgium's Meakusma label. 'Shrimp That Sleeps' plays out a hazy suite of songs sounding something like a stoned, underwater To Rococo Rot, meeting lithe krautrock rhythms with bubbling minimalist melodies and outernational inflections in nine slickly sculpted sound spheres.
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