Thursday, 23 July
"‘Nothing New’ by Gil Scott-Heron is an album of stripped down vocal and piano versions of songs from his back catalogue, recorded in New York with producer Richard Russell between 2005 and 2009. The genesis of ‘Nothing New’ dates back to 2005, when Richard Russell first approached Gil with the suggestion of making a new record. Part of the initial suggestion was to record spartan versions of some of Gil’s old songs, something that both parties thought intriguing. Although recording initially started off that way, the album gradually evolved into something very different: 2010’s acclaime… Read more
Emika enlists a squad of techno/electro/IDM artists to rework her 'Drei' album. The strongest results comes from Kamikaze Space Programme with a booming, jagged take on 'Battles', or the beat-less, classically informed flight of Eomac's 'What's The Cure' remix.
"Kawabata Makoto emerges from a period of relative quiet with his first widely available solo release in several years, the blockbuster Krautrock-flavored Astro Love & Infinite Kisses. This lovely and impressionistic record showcases the other side of Makoto’s outrageous works with Acid Mothers Temple. Taking cues from classics of the genre like Tangerine Dream’s Phaedra and Steve Hillage’s Rainbow Dome Musick, “Dos Nurages” is the album’s centerpiece, a 41-minute hypnotic epic, with echoplex’d guitar anchoring a stream of expertly done glissando. The title track is a dark… Read more
Lucretio and Marieu, a.k.a. The Analogue Cops, party four different ways for Hypercolour. Up top, Lucretio slams out the galloping EBM techno momentum and 8-bit melodies of 'Vampire Killer' and the cantering daftness of 'Shinobi World'. Down below, Marieu gets grittier with the moody house drive of 'Corona' and breaks it down with the funk-snatching swing of 'McGraw'.
Killah selections from King Jammy's vault, accompanying the 'Roots, Reality and Sleng Teng' DVD. Tracklist: Side A - Black Uhuru, Scorcher & Nicodemus, 'Bad Girl'; Black Uhuru & Prince Hammer 'African Love / Yogi Bear'; John Steele 'Selassie On His White Horse'; Errol Scorcher 'Engineer Affair' -- Side B; Jammy's & King Tubby 'Zambia'; The Fantells 'Where You Gonna Run'; Hortense Ellis 'Jah Created The World'; 'Junior Delgado 'Love Tickles Like Magic'; Dennis Brown 'The Lord Is My Shepherd'.
Slow burning deep house beauty from the originators, Virgo Four, in collaboration with Smallville affiliate Jacques Bon, and backed with a perfectly-paced Superpitcher remix. The squashed and tantalising original will seduce the pants off any romantic house fiend, whilst Aksel Schaufler a.k.a. Superpitcher's extended version makes it tantric for the bigger 'floors.
3rd and final part of Dial's 15th anniversary compilation of new and exclusive material. Who better than label mainstay and co-owner Lawrence to open with the deep and minimal house equilibrium of 'Chez Dupont', followed by the hazy elegance of Efdemin's 'No Exit' and a dusty beatdown from Roman Flügel called 'In Your Wardrobe' to round off the A-side. On the turn, they introduce a new name and sound with Dawn Mok's faded, warped R&B piece, 'Like Thoughts Or Moments We'll Fall', and embrace an old one with the strung-out guitar ambience of Pawel's 'All Nearness Pauses'.
Rolling and jacking big room techno brawn from Scuba, backed with remixes from Audion and Len Faki. 'PCP' is a cavernous shunter powered by massive bassline and surging light-show dynamics. The Audion remix is craftier, tweaked out to over eight minutes of teasing arpeggios and kinky, off-kilter disco-techno tropes.
Big room ready, deeper house backed with a more intimate OB Ignitt remix. '323 to Plaza' works out a wiggly, minimal house style wrought with big subs and acidic inflections. Flipside, he explores dubbed out tribal terrain in 'Chocolate Almond', and Detroit's OB Ignitt takes '323 to Plaza' for a more low-lit, sensuous remix riding warm bass and cloaked in midnight pads.
*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* Deluxe 13LP box Set includes an individually numbered certificate, postcards, several inserts and four bonus 7"s!* This is the third in a series of Box-Sets covering a wide range of 80’s Minimal-Synth and Wave-music from the 80’s. This Volume contains the following:
138.1/2 PORTION CONTROL (2 x … Read more
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Lil Silva cuts hard and wild on his 2015 shotta, 'Drumatic'. With the title track he forges a fresh sorta UK techno-bruk tribalism infected with buzzing grime bass and razor-cut breakbeat rattle, and 'New Squeeze' updates OG West London bruk funk with a tauter, gleaming techno edge, all percolating perfussion and melting chromatic chords. '606' clocks out with a pinging UK electro-funky zinger that could only come from this don. If his previous form is anything to go by, this may be your one and only 12" from Lil Silva this year, so make the most of it!
Silkie follows two volumes of 'City Limits' albums with the plush dubstep boogie dimensions of 'Fractals' for Distal's Anarchostar label. There's far more variation in this suite than we've previously heard from Silkie, proving equally adept at Miami-style electro in 'Escape Route', trim electro-tech in 'Moda' with J. Tijn, and swish Linn funk in 'Love Affair', alongside the trap-style lean of 'Majik' and electro-jazzy halfstep in 'Cascada'.
**Limited to 500 copies with hand-numbered insert** "Zephyr in The Swamp are : Brendan Coyle and Colin Hughes who originated from the Wirral UK synth trio The Games. A vocalist friend Martin Graham came on board for a short spell until he sadly passed away. The music from Zephyr in the Swamp was created after the split up of the band The Games from 1981-1983 and is an album of instrumental tracks. The tracks were unearthed from cassette tapes and reel to reel from an Akai 4000D. The recordings used Roland Sh09, Boss Dr Rhythm and Roland 09 strings organ utilising sound on sound ec… Read more
**Limited to 500 copies with hand-numbered insert and 7"** "Ti-Tho was an early to mid 80’s NDW-project by Marisa Calcagno and Thomas Stelter. The name Ti-Tho is a combination of Chrstina Marisa and Thomas. 7 exciting years between school and recording-studio followed. They both met when she was 13 and Thomas being the guitar-teacher of her friend Oliver with whom she had a band called 'Tempelfreuden' (together with Markus Lipka and Johan Pop) Thomas, who had followed some of their band-gigs then asked her to join in his new project as singer. After years of piano-lessons the relatively shy Marisa … Read more
**Limited Gatefold LP with booklet** "A split-LP with two of Swedens finest industrial bands re-issued in a limited edition of just 100 copies. Goz Mongo are old fans of the analog sound, old machines and the way they behave, and don't behave. Perfect and fascinating mixture between old-school-industrial, avantgarde NWW-like-and the likes of Clock DVA and Cabaret Voltaire. Inyurmania (IYM), meanwhile, experiment with tapeloops, feedback, raw analog synthersizer sounds and screaming vocals. All recorded ln their studio. Both bands explore the attitude of rhythmic industrial funk. Rhythm-boxes, synthersizers, bass and guitar."
**Gatefold 2LP, includes insert.** "Art Interface was a synth band uninfluenced by the direction of mainstream european synth stylings. a mid-western american band (except for the swedish drummer...) It was initiated by Douglas Vasey in 1979. Other members taken on board were Claes Roswell, Roger Deason and Steven Curran. They disdained Kraftwerk but loved Neu! and bands like the Stooges. instead of marching lockstep to the beat of a drum-machine the kybs were propelled by the live drumming changeups; knobs were twisted on impulse w/ no idea what sound would result ma… Read more
**Limited to 500 copies with hand-numbered insert** "In late 1982 Jesse Last and Malcolm Smith, both from Cambridge Massachusetts, launched their pioneering electro-experimental-techno project called Dok-U-Ment. They released a very limited self-produced tape which came on the radar by Sleep Chamber's John Zewizz who then joined this project while trying to convince both to join Sleep Chamber. In 1983 they re-released the first Tape in an edited and extended forn on John's Label Inner X-Musick. One Track also got licensed to a Gut Level Music Compilation and two tracks were als… Read more
**Limited gatefold white vinyl 2LP with white 7" and postcard** "Gary Bradbury is considered one of Australia’s pioneers of electronic music. From 1980 –1985, Bradbury was a member of the seminal electronic post-punk project ‘Severed Heads’ who produced a series of seminal albums; ‘Since the Accident’ (83-84); ‘City Slab Horror’(85); ‘Blubberknife’(82); and ‘Clifford Darling, Please Don’t Live In The Past’ (a retrospective of early works). These works were characterised by the dynamic integration of experimental musical practices, such as tape manipul… Read more
**Limited gatefold 2LP with insert - edition of 200 copies** "This material from Portion Control clearly demonstrates their early experimentation both as ‘musicians’ and with at the advent of analogue electronic machines. The eclectic material ranges from cassette portastudio material recorded in Peckham and Kennington, South London to high end studio recordings. The punk roots show as Portion Control demonstrate unrivalled creativity breaching the gap between UK industrial, early ambient and the formative signs of electronic dance music. The music features rising appegiators… Read more
**Limited LP, includes insert** "This LP covers the works of Rob Van Wijngaarden with one Side covering his solo-works as Rob Van (dropping his last name as no one seemed to ever write his last name correctly) and one side with his band-projects Mental, Heavy Mental which he released on his own Tape-Label called Mental Cassettes. In addition Side B will also contain a Collaboration-track with Ruud Kluivers. Side A is covering the Tape he released on the famous Ptose Label PPP (Ptose Production Présente). in 1981 Ptose asked them to supply 25 mi… Read more
**Limited LP with 7' and insert** "The Toy Shop was initially a minimal/synthpop-based solo project for Leeds vocalist, keyboardist & guitarist Paul Klein. He released the single 'The Maze/Live Wires Kill' in 1981 before moving to Sheffield and teaming up with Oldham born keyboardist Philip Walsh in 1982. Their first gig together was in the Star/Webster's inaugural Battle Of The Bands competition in May of that year - they went on to win the competition and courted attention from major record labels for a while afterwards. The guys played a handful of gigs including supports to Dead Or A… Read more
**Limited LP + 7", includes insert** "Cacophony '33' is project by Kevin Kettle from Lincoln, UK, started in around 1982. Formed out the ashes of a Post Punk/New Wave Band Cacophony '33' became embraced by the 'Cassette Culture' bedroom recording movement sharing his recordings worldwide via the 'Swap a Tape' method with other artists. Most of his very rare 20 Tape-Releases were released on his own Park Home Recordings Studio and Label in ultra-limited editions, almost all in a DIY-manner with special packaging. His wonderful style in combining minimal/synth with psychedelic elements are an essential must for every fan of music in the vein of the Legendary Pink Dots."
Blue and moody garage/breaks rollers from Kiwi label, Egyptian Avenue. 'Windmill' features delicate vocal from Afiya placed over rustling breakbeats and emotive string arrangement; 'Devotion' rolls off on a sullen halfstep weighted with folksy strings.
Zomby flips Gwilym Gold's featherweight pops into dreamy hardcore formations for The Vinyl Factory. Gold's simpering wails are reset against '92-style running man breaks and rolling bass miles from the original, which also appears in a sync-ready Flexout Rework.
**Special edition box set including gatefold 2LP + 7" and T-Shirt** "Art Interface was a synth band uninfluenced by the direction of mainstream european synth stylings. a mid-western american band (except for the swedish drummer...) It was initiated by Douglas Vasey in 1979. Other members taken on board were Claes Roswell, Roger Deason and Steven Curran. They disdained Kraftwerk but loved Neu! and bands like the Stooges. instead of marching lockstep to the beat of a drum-machine the kybs were propelled by the live drumming changeups; knobs were… Read more
"AUS ready their latest offering - a curveball from Gerd who dusts off his Geeeman alias and offers up ‘Wanna Go Bang’: a ghettocentric package backed up with fellow Clone associate Alden Tyrell on remix duties. Under his many guises, Gerd is an artist who has consistently reaffirmed his reputation as a producer capable of soundtracking peak-time moments across releases on Catch, Royal Oak, Clone and his own 4Lux. Punctuated by classics such as ‘NY House Track’ under NY Stomp, ‘Bang’t’ as Geeman and the stellar remix for George Fitzgerald’s ‘Child’ that instigated his link with AUS - his ca… Read more
Super crispy dance trax from John Swing for his Relative label. Drums, drums, and more drums for the movers and spinners, from the pendulous and party-hungry entrance, 'I'm Here' thru the frazzled edits of 'Build It Up', to the kinky budge 'Groovin' Jazz'.
"Tough, to the point, no-nonsense machine music is a longstanding Midwestern tradition. Drawing a line all the way back to the old guard, The Bunker New York's latest EP is Walk The Distance, courtesy of Mark Verbos, a techno veteran and New Yorker by way of Milwaukee who put together four pieces of heavyweight dancefloor artillery, informed by an intimate, inside-out knowledge of the machinery used in the production of these tracks. No punches are pulled here—the record starts in top gear with "Start Up Drive," a devastating techno bomb centered around a throbbing, repeating bassline … Read more