Thursday, 03 April
**Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** An established producer goes incognito for All City's new alias series with four deep, dusted and bumpy house cuts. A-side loads up the Shake-like strings and skippy dip of 'Find Your Pulse' beside the phasing electronics and motorik swing of 'Hundert'; B-side rides a crafty broken beat halfstep to garage groove, and 'Syskreem' twists out a sorta Border Community gone rude vibe.
**Purple, single-sided vinyl with screen-printed B-side** "Infinite Greyscale presents a new long-form composition by Jan St. Werner, Split Animal Sculpture, a companion piece to the artist’s ongoing Fiepblatter series on Thrill Jockey, Jan St. Werner (Mouse on Mars, Lithops, Microstoria, Von Südenfed) has been at the forefront of forward thinking electronic music for over twenty years. As an artist concerned primarily with sound as a sculptural material, St. Werner has also exhibited his work in museums and his numerous collaborators include Rosa Barba, Markus Popp, Mark E. Smi… Read more
Shanti Celeste, stalwart of the Bristol music scene and employee at the Idle Hands shop, returns with a new 12" for Idle hands. The twelve features two cuts of wistful, yet driving house. 'Day Like This' is an exercise in tough kicks and sound system rumbling subs. 'On My Own' pairs strong melodic elements with skippy drums...
'Aika' captures revered Finnish techno/electronica producer Ukkonen at his most romantic, deft and involving with two extended narratives p'raps best suited for home listening. 'Luomus' sweeps in with Detroit strings gone trance over off-grid machine pulses with the aerobic agility and elegance of an olympic ice skater before a midway transition into almost Lynchian exotica and airborne electro-jazz/classical motifs. The sweetly charming 'Aikomus' is equally intricate, morphing minimal techno patter and bleeping elements with the deceptively effortless "how'd he do that?" melodic calculations and altern… Read more
**Limited edition Beautiful cloth-bound gatefold case-sleeve with reproduction of the original booklet!** The second volume of the Anthology features music for sacred and secular social gatherings. Amazing fiddle breakdown, gospel performances, cajun tunes and dance songs.
**Limited edition housed in a beautiful cloth-bound gatefold case-sleeve with reproduction of the original booklet!** The fourth volume of the Anthology was never finished by Harry Smith. He managed to choose and sequence the tracks but never submitted liner notes to Folkways. Revenant Records released a version of this volume in the late 1990's with excellent liner notes and packaging. For our current release we have decided to not include any liner notes and conform the packaging to the same style as the first 3 volumes. This volume explores rhythmic changes that occurred in folk music between the late 1920's and early 1940's.
*Dark, killer collection of post-industrial, electronic and noise jamz featuring Ren Schofield (aka Container)* "Another Dark Age captures the schizophrenic culture that exists in one pocket of the underground across oceans and continents to connect music from four obscure projects. From Providence (USA) to Melbourne (Australia), it delves deep into the noise and experimental scenes of both cities. Form a Log is a trio of which Ren Schofield (AKA Container) is a member. Their twisted analog improvisations are as disciplined as they are chaotic. 'In the Streets' is a chugging percussive jam t… Read more
*With liner notes interviewing Lou Adler, Merry Clayton and Edna Wright with archive photos Remastered from the original stereo 1/4" tapes Expanded gatefold tip-on jacket* "Of all the great back catalogues in the history of rock, Bob Dylan’s is among the most covered, his acolytes ranging from The Byrds to Adele via Manfred Mann and Guns N’ Roses. But something tells us you won’t have heard anything quite like Dylan’s Gospel by The Brothers and Sisters, a choir of Los Angeles session singers brought gloriously to the fore for a very special, one-off record. Originally released in … Read more
*12" limited to 200 coopies, includes a download code giving access to 2 bonus tracks - redeemable from the label* Dead Fader prelude the imminent release of two new albums for Robot Elephant and Small but Hard Records with these 2 non-album tracks from the “Blood Forest” sessions on the B-side plus 2 additional download tracks from the “Scorched” Sessions.
*Includes Download Code Redeemable From The Label* "Midnight Features is a new series of "fantasy records" imagined by Lilacs & Champagne's Emil Amos and Alex Hall. Inspired by the classic Marvel comic series What If?, the duo seek to place themselves into various musical eras, expanding and perverting each new stylistic context they land in. This first volume, Shower Scene, was inspired by the background music from 1970s TV shows - the frenetic solos, sleazy funk lines and jazz-influenced sounds that subtly lurk behind the tales of crime, drama and passion. The … Read more
"This time, the marvellous nighttime world of Buenos Aires is reflected by the rhythms and sounds of Carisma (Carolina Stegmayer and Ismael Pinkler), who live together in the centre of the South American capital. Since three years they are delivering these tracks directly (directamente) from their flat through the city’s dark alleys to its underground venues producing music to play it right away, written in a dialogue between studio and booth, at the Djs Pareja’s legendary FUN FUN parties, the famous Dengue nights, and other spots."
Three experimental & unique offerings from one of the illest in the game - Terrence Dixon.
After releases on Fifth Wall and Grizzly, Physical Therapy returns for a follow up to the first release on his own Allergy Season label, with the EP "Million Years Crushed." Three cuts of maximal electronic dance music, along with a deep retrofit from Berghain resident Norman Nodge.
Obsession Recordings is the new label from DIVA/Matt Didemus, this limited vinyl only four track label sampler features tracks from DIVA, Primitive World (Black Acre), Iron Galaxy & Sexlife (Audio Culture) and Yør (Purple Maze).
"The fifth release on disko404 Records is by IZC, an artist who has been active for almost two decades in the local scene of Vienna, Austria. In 2008, he finally started Dubsquare Records together with media artist Boris Kopeinig. For "Zig-Zag", IZC brings together the sounds of dark UK Funky/Grime and Detroit House. A stripped-down hardware setup in combination with a restriction to a basic stereo-track recording technique results in four raw and direct dance tracks with an unmatched live-feeling to them. While the opening tune, "Zig-Zag", starts out as a straight 4/4 beat, its rhythm is soon twisted by… Read more
"Frigio Records is packing a bag and setting off on a global electronic music trip for this new series “All Stars Vol.1” First stop: Great Britain. Isle of Wight denizen I-Land Beat returns to Frigio following his excellent Cybernautics EP. The South of England artist doesn’t take any prisoners, dishing up a churning pot of atomic House. Stabbing synthlines call up memories of Altern-8 as chords rampage alongside samples and chopped beats for an especially spicy starter. Next, Korea. Pera Yang is a young exciting producer with a raucous message. From his digital album, TCNO1 , “Automagical” i… Read more
**Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue series - 180g vinyl. Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** Unity is jazz organist, Larry Young's second release on Blue Note and was the follow up to Into Somethin'. The album features Young on organ along with Woody Shaw on trumpet, Joe Henderson on tenor sax and Elvin Jones on drums. Newly-remastered for vinyl by Alan Yoshida at Dunning-Kruger in Los Angeles.
**Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue series - 180g vinyl. Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** Out To Lunch! was Eric Dolphy's only recording for Blue Note Records as a leader and today is considered one of the premiere albums in the label's history as well as one of the top avant garde jazz albums of the 1960s. Featuring five Dolphy originals - including the Thelonious Monk tribute "Hat and Beard," Out To Lunch! includes the artistry of Dolphy on alto sax, flute and bass clarinet along with Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Ric… Read more
**Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue series - 180g vinyl. Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, John Coltrane's Blue Train is a hard bob jazz album released on Blue Note in 1957. Certified Gold, Blue Train is Coltrane's second solo album and the only one he recorded for Blue Note as a leader although he was never formally signed to the label. Featured on the album are Coltrane on tenor sax with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums.
**Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue series - 180g vinyl. Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** Speak No Evil was recorded in 1964 and released on Blue Note in 1965 the album features Shorter on tenor sax with Herbie Hancock on piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. Speak No Evil combines elements of hard bop and modal jazz on the album's six tracks: "Witch Hunt," "Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum," "Dance Cadaverous," "Speak No Evil," "Infant Eyes" and "Wild Flower". Celebrating 50 years since its recording, Speak No Evil was newly-remastered for vinyl by Alan Yoshida at Dunning-Kruger in Los Angeles.
**Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue series - 180g vinyl. Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** "Free for All is a 1964 jazz album by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers released on Blue Note. Now, celebrating its 50th anniversary, the album will be newly-remastered for vinyl as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. It is the first of many to come. Blakey, the Jazz Messenger's leader and drummer, recorded Free for All with Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, recent Grammy®-winner Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, … Read more
**Limited edition coloured vinyl. Includes CD and 10 picture cards** *Slow-motion-piano-punk from Munich-based female duo akin to CocoRosie/Scout Niblett/Moldy Peaches - new on Chicks on Speed* "One third piano, one third drums, one third singing sewing machines, talking skirts, buzzing laser guns und clacking typewriters. The Munich-based Duo beißpony reveal what it sounds like when a singer-songwriter and textile artist with roots in the riot-grrrl and feminist d.i.y-movement join forces. Laura hails from the singer-songwriter and antifolk-scene. They used the facilities to record the fi… Read more
"For Speicher 76, two Irish acts crank up the volume for a healthy dose of sweaty, delirious techno. Brendan Gregoriy aka Chymera causes havoc in the scene since the mid-noughties, having honed a very personal, highly expressive approach to techno's prime time tropes. Under The Slip is no different, stacking up abrasive synths and arse-kicking percussion for a pulse-accelerating rollercoaster ride through the night. It's at the track's middle mark, however, when a particularly funky bassline shines a different light on the dance floor, elevating the track to whole new level. Naum Gabo's… Read more
*LP includes a 12-page booklet with excerpts from Darrin Huss' diary, unpublished photos of Psyche with Dwayne, and an essay by Darrin reflecting on Psyche's past and the Goettel legacy as well as lyrics. This collection is a glimpse at the early Canadian industrial scene and the roots of Skinny Puppy* "At the end of 1981, brothers Darrin and Stephen Huss and schoolmate Dwayne Goettel performed for the first time as Psyche in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Their live show was a combination of horror and electronics that was completely unprecedented in Western Canada. Although Goettel and the H… Read more
RIYL: Explosions In The Sky, Eluvium, Sigur Rós, Stars Of The Lid, Brian Eno. "Inventions is the new band formed by longtime friends, tourmates, and labelmates Matthew Cooper of Eluvium, and Mark T. Smith of Explosions In The Sky. There are plenty of talking points here: The fact that Cooper hasn’t been in a “band” of any sort since he was a teenager; no member of Explosions In The Sky has released an album outside of the context of EITS since their inception in the late 90s; and, of course, this is a dream duo for anyone familiar with the unparalleled emotional resonance of Cooper and Smith’s … Read more
Jackin' tech-house/electro minimalism from Sydney-via-UK producer Light Year. "2013 saw Light Year make a definitive move to the UK to allow himself to settle and hone his craft. The move paid instant dividends as Light Year enjoyed a very successful year in the studio with noteworthy releases on distinguished labels Turbo, Convex Industries and This is Music. Outside the studio, over the last 12 months he has supported a wide variety of some of the worlds most in demand DJ’s including Simian Mobile Disco, Damien Lazarus, Tiga, Cosmic TRG, Claude Von Stroke and Skream. Including gigs throughout the UK, Europe and North America such as BPM festival and Holy Ship."
**White vinyl** "Invada Records are pleased to announce the release of a split LP between Brighton’s Esben and the Witch and elemental Bristol fuzz-peddlers Thought Forms, due for release April 7th. It comes off the back of critically lauded outings from both acts last year – the former with Wash the Sins Not Only the Face and the latter with Ghost Mountain. Recalling the classic era of split singles in the US underground – think of those heady early Sub Pop days where you’d get Mudhoney and Sonic Youth covering one another on either side of a 7”, aka record collector heaven – … Read more
*LP version pressed on virgin vinyl with a free download coupon redeemable from the label* "Man Forever is an exploratory percussion project helmed by John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions), one of New York’s most versatile and critically lauded collaborators and a founding member of Oneida. Since its inception in 2010, Man Forever has hosted an impressive list of guest performers, but few have been as specially qualified to perform Colpitts’ technically challenging meditative workouts as So Percussion, the United States’ premiere contemporary percussion ensemble. So Percussion have c… Read more
*Double LP features poster, oversticker and digital download code redeemable from the label* ‘So It Goes’ is the debut album on XL imprint Hot Charity from arsonists Ratking - aka Wiki and Hak - and producer Sporting Life. Wiki met uptown-raised Hak, now 19, when they were both in the 2nd Grade. They’ve been friends and conspirators ever since. Sporting Life, 32, hails from Virginia but has been in the city since 2005. Eventually they all met at a rap show and soon started serious collaboration. The sound isn’t the boom-bap and outmoded slang of ‘95. The circumstances have changed but the melting … Read more