Thursday, 16 April
**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.
*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'.
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
*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
*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
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
**5LP boxset - numbered edition of 500** 'The Syntapes Years 1981 - 1983' showcases the wonderful, home-built panoramas of sorely overlooked German synthesist, Rüdiger Lorenz. While he operated in the same kosmiche orbit as Conrad Schnitzler, Edgar Froese, Dieter Moebius and Hans Joachim Roedelius, unfortunately Lorenz hasn't been afforded the same hagiographic glow as his peers, despite producing a run of gorgeous releases for his Syntapes label in the early '80s which clearly still stand up to the test of time. Mercifully, Vinyl-On-Demand remedy the situation somewhat wit… Read more
**Super rare early '80s UK DIY wave music pressed to vinyl for the first time. 5LP + 10" boxset with booklet of artwork and liner notes. Individually -numbered edition of 400** "Highly anticipated Box-release covering the musical output from 1979 to 1981 by one of the ultimate music-genius & protagonists of British Minimal/Synth & EBM. Multi-talented Luton-based Adrian Smith started his first musical exploration in the field of electronic and experimental music in the mid 70’s with projects called Underland and Electrodub. With the latter he gained reco… Read more
**Reworked demos and new material by the original darkside Italo heroes. R.I.P. Vittorio Barozzi a.k.a. Victor Life. Hand-numbered gatefold edition of 500** "'The First And Second Side of the Mystic Synth' presents the last and long overdue work of the highly influential, enigmatic & near mythical Italo-Group Fockewulf 190. As Protagonists to the Dark Side of Italo Disco evolving and developing in the mid 80’s music-scene, they influenced countless newborn artists all over the globe. This newly recorded Studio-LP in combination with a re-work of the 1986-D… Read more
*Includes the zine 'I… Paraworm' and digital download voucher redeemable from the label* Oi Oi!!! Invaluable reissue of Part 1's death rock/anarcho punk holy grail, first issued on 7" in 1982 on Paraworm Records. The now-seminal 'Funeral Parade' was their one and only release, a seriously heady and grooving whorl of flanged guitars and anti-religious imagery that still incredibly intoxicating more than 30 years later. This remastered edition is packaged in a deluxe gatefold with the 7" artwork blown-up to 12" with accompanying horror zine I… Paraworm, including never-seen text and unpublished artwork from guitarist Mark Ferelli. Heavy tip!
Deep Parisian jack trax from a new cat on the scene: Caslau debuts in style with two variations on a warm, sensuous, and driven sound in equilibrium between woody kicks, smudged chords and flanging shakers borrowing traces of classic Chi house, Detroit beatdown and a bit of early UK acid canted with French suss.
Big room-ready, dramatic techno-house remixes of Barnt by Tale Of Us & Recondite, and Magazine's Jens-Uwe Beyer. Squared up for heaving throngs and big, clear soundsystems, the Recondite & Tale Of Us mix wends thru ten minutes of near-ecstatic kraut-techno builds driven by motorik thud, whereas Jens-Uwe Beyer takes a more teasing route to the same truth with expansive drone harmonics and layered, tribalist percussion.
**Great Blues collection packaged with download code. Practically worth the admission alone for the Sam Chatmon and Walter Brown recordings!** "Living Country Blues USA is a series of albums on L+R Records. The material was collected by German Blues experts Siegfried A. Christmann and Axel Küstner on an extended trip thru the south of the USA in the fall of 1980, in the form of so-called "Field-Recordings" ….. Blues On Highway 61 with James on' Thomas, Sam Chatmon, Walter Brown, Joe Cooper, Cleveland Broomman & Eddie Cusie Feeling lonesome, be… Read more
*180g vinyl includes 320 k/bit MP3 digital album download redeemable from the label* "For the better part of two decades, Calexico have crossed musical barriers, embracing a multitude of styles, variety in instrumentation, and well-cultivated signature sounds. With Edge of the Sun they take inspiration from a trip to a place surprisingly unexplored by the band before in Mexico City, and with the benefit of many friends and comrades to help guide the way. Encouraged by the experience, the guest list grew to include Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), Nick Urata (Devotchka), Carla … Read more
Jackin' Chicago anthem re-pressed for the repressed. Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles offer alternative, respective mixes of the Marshall Jefferson-produced 1986 banger, Hardy establishing a steady kick 'n keys intro before going really wonky and freaky, kinda like he's mixing two records very slightly off beat, before introducing a taps aff synthline to slay the room. So good! Flipside Frankie Knuckles' mix is dead straight by comparison, delivering 4 to the floor where you need it.
**Gold vinyl edition - Includes digital download code redeemable from the label - Follakzoid return with 'III', their third release for Sacred Bones** "Föllakzoid began seven years ago as a trance experience between childhood friends Diego, Juan Pablo, and Domingo from Santiago, Chile. Heavily informed by the heritage of the ancient music of the Andes, the band has learned to integrate this influence with contemporary sounds of their times, creating a rich yet minimal atmosphere. III is a four-part minimal sound voyage in which you can hear Föllakzoid’s musical language developing into something more upbeat, obscure, and sharp, yet even simpler in terms of elements."
*Gatefold 2LP - includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better) inaugurates his 2MR (Two Mikes Records) label with this lush debut double slab as Pale Blue with vocalists Liz Wight (Silver Hands) and Jana Hunter (Lower Dens). The vibe gauge is set to heartfelt from the outset, strafing component elements of melodic techno, dream-pop and disco with a dancefloor-honed sense of motorik trance momentum and romance. Simonetti's previous credentials are as diverse as they are impressive, covering so much ground between his punk backgro… Read more
Ever wondered what Smokey Robinson might sound like over electroid drum machines and synths? Press Charges did, and followed up on the idea beautifully with this collection matching Robinson to a warm and slick palette of boogie-electronica plays. The results are pretty uncanny, imagining a sort of uchronia where Smokey linked with Kraftwerk in the early '80s and found that they were perfect partners. Of the 12 songs, most also sound like they could have ended up on a MASK 12" in the late '90s, juggling tight drum machine patter with fluttering arpeggios and brooding pads under *that* ac… Read more
**Hand-stamped white label** Tuff, deep-playing techno from Berlin-based New Orleans native, Christopher Jospeh. From a panoramic intro the session dives into techno proper with the industrialised Detroit-style pound of 'Wide Awake' and the shifier, brukken swing of 'Sometimes I Don't Know' on the A-side. Flip it for a handy monotone techno tool in the vein of Edit Select with 'Mind At Sea', and a nastier acid finale, X-101 styles, with 'In The Cage'.