Thursday, 16 October
*Japanese pressing, comes with obi-strip* "Jamaica's national treasure. Legendary Jamaican Jazz. Internationally acclaimed guitarist Ernest Ranglin with piano genius Leslie Butler in a dazzling quartet. Recorded in 1965. Ernest Ranglin is a guitar player who represents Jamaica as well as one of the forefront personals who took Jamaican music to the world. As an arranger and a musical director, he contributed with his talent in the development of Jamaican music, including Ska and Reggae, from the origins. Musicians who have started their career at the time, still look up to him as a m… Read more
Haunting, classic Bunny Lee production for super soulful Johnny Clarke vocal, 'I Don't Want To Be A Rude Boy'. Backed with totally stark and killer dub.
Powerful Bunny Lee production for a blazing Linval Thompson vocal. Stark naked dub on the B-side.
Thursday, 09 October
*Andy Votel, Sean Demdike and Suzanne Ciani deploy the second in a proposed trilogy of limited vinyl excursions documenting sessions carried out in different configurations and locations last year. Edition of 500 copies, artwork by Andy Votel and Andy Rushton* Once again mining a rich source of archival material, tape works and improvised recordings, Andy Votel’s Neotantrik tap deep into the subconscious with a highly visual trip into the furthest reaches of psychedelic ambience. Following on from ‘Blue Amiga’ that came and went in a flash last month, ‘Omnichrom’ is a more brooding, studied aff… Read more
**Gatefold 2LP pressing of this killer set from Alberich, edition of 700** Hospital Productions present a redacted version of Alberich's indomitable, spirit-crushing opus, 'NATO-Uniformen', cut from 30 tracks in the original 8 x cassette box (limited to 50 copies), to 19 tracks on this version, edited for the Trans Industrial Assembly in 2014 NYC. Originally deployed in 2010, its bombed-out lustre has only grown more alluring in the time since, becoming a firm favourite of everyone from Blackest Ever Black's Kiran Sande to Endangered Species' Vereker and ourselves, at … Read more
**Blue & Yellow swirl coloured Vinyl. 2nd in Death Waltz's 'Originals' series - the score to Berberian Sound Studio's film-within-a-film** Nurse WIth Wound's Andrew Liles serves a sh*t-the-bed rework of the score to Berberian Sound Studio's Giallo inception, 'The Equestrian Vortex'. Spinning the tale of "a coven of witches presiding under a riding academy" into his own demented yarn, Liles adapts the score to create a miasmic trip into the unconscious, soundtracked by the petrified screams and unheimlich incantations of Giallo actresses Silvia, Claudia, and Elisa. Quite honestly, … Read more
Kowton and Julio Bashmore present four heady hardware constructions on Glasgow's All Caps label. Paying tribute to those massive old Soviet hovercraft, Ekranoplan, the 'Wing In Surface Effect' EP glides from filtered ambient chords in 'One Meter Up', to one deep-but-punchy muffukka called 'Coil' doing Chi house boogie via Bristol/London bass styles on the A-side. Turn her over and 'Star Frog' sustains a sublime tension with raw, ticking percussion and piquant arpeggios awash with purple hued chords - perfect for breaking up a set full of heavy bass/kicks - before they fade out to Ground Effect Vehicle'.
Reissue of one of the most wanted records on Discogs and one the most expensive items sold on the Discogs Marketplace. Forget about that though, essential music finally remastered and repressed!
"Death Waltz deliver Jeff Grace’s score to The House Of The Devil, Ti West’s acclaimed shocker that homages and celebrates films from one of the true golden ages of horror cinema. Coming from the same kind of place as The Omen and Rosemary’s Baby, the film has a certain period aesthetic that is reflected in its brooding and slow-burning score. Whilst it starts with an electric guitar and synth piece that immediately sets the mood and the time, Grace’s score doesn’t immediately hit you over the head, instead building itself up over time and increasing intensity while always being absolu… Read more
Rudest dread techno charge from noob, Nurve, on Pinch's Tectonic. The squashed techno murder of his A-side, 'Wrong Number' was previously sandwiched into the ace Pinch B2B Mumdance mix CD, and is now unleashed as a tracky, galloping tool consolidating all corners of the darkside underground. Flipside, he ups the funk ante with a twysted, techy bomb coming off like some Skam joint gone Bristol, plus a mean bit of whirring 2-step techno bruk in 'Spasm'. Watch yer bons bons.
**Includes download code redeemable from the label** Eagerly anticipated reissue of an Ethio jazz-and-funk cornerstone from keyboard whizz Hailu Mergia on Awesome Tapes From Africa. Unlike the last time, when we heard him solo on 'Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument', here on the highly sought-after 'Tche Belew', he's backed by The Walias, one of Ethiopia's crack units, who're perhaps best known for collaborating with Mulatu Astatke and backing for star Éthiopiques singer, Ahmed Mahmoud. The legendary Astatke also appears on this one, but Hailu is arguably the star of the show… Read more
*Free Shipping in the UK* *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* *7LP Boxset, all 180gram vinyl, comes with 12 page full colour booklet with an essay by Brian Eno and album descriptions by the veteran British music journalist Chris May and a poster designed by Marc Borgers* Third curated set of the long-awaited vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalogue. These seve… Read more
*Includes a free copy of the CD inside plus a download code* “Colours Of The Night (Satellite)’ is Peter Broderick’s first song- based release in two years, during which the singer-songwriter- composer-multi-instrumentalist and serial collaborator was struck down by a debilitating illness that forced him to re- evaluate his life. Here, in his own words, is what Peter has to say about it: “Folks! I am very excited to announce a forthcoming EP on the Bella Union label. ‘Colours Of The Night (Satellite)’ is a preview of what’s to come on my next full-length album, due ou… Read more
Excellent primer on the diffuse, highly influential elektronik music scene centred around the N.W. German industrial city, Düsseldorf circa late '70s-early '80s. Spanning work by common elements such as Wolfgang Riechmann - who played with both Kraftwerk, La Düsseldorf, and Neu!'s Michael Rother - in the sparkling 'Wunderbar', and La Düsseldorf's eponymous anthem, through to the ambient visions of Harmonia & Eno, and or the proto-techno warning volleys of D.A.F.'s 'Der Mussolini', Die Krupps' helter skelter 'Wahre Arbeit Wahrer Lohn' and Liasons Dangereuses' de… Read more
**Stamped inner sleeve** New York's Marcos Cabral does eviscerated house as Chemotex on his 2nd 12" for The Trilogy Tapes. Freakier than the stuff under his own name or in Runaway with Jacques Renault, the Chemotex sound burns off any impurities to leave a brittle, skeletal cadaver spitting flinty hi-hats and heaving Jamal Moss style jakbeat on 'Snake Inside My Leg', whilst 'Yang Solution' twitches and stabs in cold negative space on the flipside, trapped between what sounds like room-recorded percussion and detached, swarming noise textures. This one burns.
UTTU gets them cherry-picking fingers mucky again with Rushmore's 1st single outside of the Trax Couture label. In case you weren't following, Rushmore's dealt out a couple of killer 12"s to date fusing UK grime with Ballroom, Chi-house and footwork in excellent fashion. Here he's typically wayward, flexing out from Todd Terry styles in 'Dance Show' to an outstanding slow/fast ghetto-tech sound on 'Droptop', whereas 'Run II' eases off on a moody gherkin jerk tip and 'Throwback' juggles clipped chords and raspin' typewriter percussion like some raw-ass take on early SND. Tip!
**180g vinyl. Edition of 300** Project 13 resident, Acre, throws his weight around on a wicked debut 12" for the MCR club-night's new label. His 3rd and arguably sturdiest single to date after drops on Visionist's Lost Codes and Pinch's Cold Recordings, the 'Symbols' EP stakes his claim as one of wiliest yung producers in the UK's techno/dubstep/bass nexus. All three productions are stoically minimal but detailed with enough grit and dynamic to rub any dance the ruff way: running from a gutted hybrid of vintage Mala/Kode 9/Martyn-isms at 126bpm in the barrelling topside roller, 'Symbols', and over t… Read more
Marcus Intalex aka Trevino coins the Birdie label for his burgeoning c.130bpm output. Essentially he's transposing his patented liquid D&B vibes onto Detroit and UK tech-house templates, manifest in the clean, metallic chassis and rolling underlying heft of 'To The Core', in the sweeping proggy arrangement of 'Warmer', and over into darker filtered funk with 'Playtime' and smooth, swinging tech-house styles on 'Mezmerise'.
**Transparent green wax** E.R.P. (Convextion), Ramjac Corporation, and Martin Van Der Vleuten tackle a true techno classic for Last Known Trajectory. Originally released by Irdial in 1992, In Sync's 'Storm' 12" is a masterclass in machine-driven soul. Gerard Hanson aka E.R.P. gives 'Storm' a muggier, slower revision riding signature, super-wide bassline thru dense, liquid atmospheres laced with the original's lush hook and chords, whereas Dutch legend Martin van der Vleuten opts for a more expansive, proggy take on the flip. In between, Ramjac Corporation rework 'Warm' as a tight breakbeat electro number. Mastered by Steven Hitchell in Detroit.
**Transparent wax** Terrace and cv313 present further takes on two legendary In Sync techno classics for Last Known Trajectory. Terrace layers 'Storm' up with rolling bass LFO's and sweeps that celestial whistle out the horizon. Deepchord's Steven Hitchell aka cv313 douses In Sync's slightly later collaboration with Pluto, 'Subway' (1993) in his patented dub-tech noise bath. He also mastered the record.
Prickly digital soul music from NTS Radio's own Throwing Shade, following her Mystic Places' debut for Kassem Mosse's Ominira label with this gem for No Pain In Pop. '19 Jewels' is an iridescent distillation of underground London currents in 2014, contouring traces of '80s boogie & '90s R&B, African dance music and Asian pop with an abstract, detached sensibility landing somewhere between Hype Williams, Maria Minerva and Negra Branca. The kaleidoscopic synthsoul of 'Sweet Tooth' feat. Emily Bee opens for a set constantly in flux between light and dark, from the dank chamber vibes lit with ch… Read more
**Full version of the album on CD included inside** "Adam Bainbridge returns, co-writing with Robyn, Kelela, Ghanaian rapper M.anifest and Devonté Hynes (Blood Orange et al), a long-time friend whose 2013 ’Cupid Deluxe’ included contributions from Bainbridge. ‘Otherness’ is Adam's vision, but it's a collective vision. On the album’s opening track, ‘World Restart’, Bainbridge’s vocals remain in the backing chorus. Kelela and Ade sing the lead parts. The song rides the sort of lithe and loose horns (by Finn Peters) you might hear on a Fela Kuti record, but they're tethered to a boogie bassline and Bainbridge's own rich percussive clatter…"
Rare and unreleased funk jams from Slave frontman Steve Arrington's 80-84 drawer. "Steve Arrington, 80s hit maker and former front man of funk legends Slave, is back after a 20+ year hiatus from the music business. His collaborations with Snoop Dogg and Dam Funk from 2013, and brand new self-produced material throughout 2014, show that Steve's still got the funk in super human quantities (as they say in Dayton OH, home town of Arrington, Slave, Zapp, The Ohio Players etc etc etc - "there must be something in the water"). "Way Out (80-84)" a retrospective encompassing all of Arrington’s… Read more
*180g LP audiophile pressing includes art print poster + download code* " New instrumental rock project of Simon Trottier and Olivier Fairfield from Timber Timbre long active in Quebec's experimental/punk scene. Also features Timber Timbre frontman Taylor Kirk. When Timber Timbre’s ambient music for a horror film went unused back in 2012, Trottier and Fairfield began revisiting the sound palette they had built up for the soundtrack at Trottier's studio in Hull, Quebec, expanding on their techniques and textures, adding drums, bass and various other instruments, and. The duo found that they had dug i… Read more
A trio of Hamburg's finest, Peter M. Kersten (Lawrence), Christian Naujocks, and Richard Von Der Schulenburg, feel out a quietly freeform jazz-electronica sound as Sky Walking. Improvising in hushed dialogue at a "rotten studio in the backyard of a record store in Hamburg", the trio channel influence from the rustling backdrops of Gruppo Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Gerard Grisey's spectral experiments, and Psychic TV's strange sound worlds via a "weird collection of instruments" including some Russian microphones and the "saddest sounding steel drum". The results unfurling a miniature… Read more
**Hand-stamped white label** Driven but slinky tech-house on Ben Westbeech's Naked Naked label. The work of Leeds-based producer Jordan Saxton aka Viers, both tracks sit comfortably on the label roster with Dusky, Breach, Dark Sky etc, offering pumping techno-house funk of the DVS1 variety up top in 'Ryomi', and a more low-key, proggy vibe with the B-side's Usagi'.
"Chicks on Speed return with their first album since 2009’s "Cutting The Edge”. Artstravaganza was created by Murray-Leslie and Logan in collaboration with leading contemporary artists, activists, producers and a princess, including: Julian Assange, Yoko Ono, Peter Weibel, Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, Christopher Just, Oliver Horton, Angie Seah and Anat Ben- David…,"
Dramatic, intricate EBM house trax by Rhodes, Greece-based June. Five tracks jack between the steaming arpeggios and Chicago/New Beat-style kicks of 'Direct Contact' to kinky cowbell patterns in 'S.A.D.H.' and on to decelrrated disco drama in 'The Human Target', SA42-style electro on 'Second Sight', and Liasons Dangereuses electro-funk in 'Musique pour La Danse'.