Thursday, 02 October
*Part of a complete vinyl reissue series of all eleven Belle & Sebastian vinyl releases, includes a download card* Spanning the years 1996 to 2001, these session recordings are culled from the BBC archives, originally broadcast via Mark Radcliffe, Steve Lamacq, and of course, John Peel. In addition to serving up alternate versions of classics like 'Lazy Line Painter Jane' and 'Slow Graffiti' the set boasts four previously unreleased songs from a 2001 Peel Session - the final studio recordings to feature Isobel Campbell prior to her departure from the band. This disc nicely encapsulat… Read more
*Part of a complete vinyl reissue series of all eleven Belle & Sebastian vinyl releases, includes a download card* The much sought after deluxe triple gatefold LP of 'Push Barman To Open Old Wounds' available for the first time since it's limited release in 2005. The album was the band's first compilation and is a chronological collection of all 25 songs from their seven Jeepster singles and EPs.
*Part of a complete vinyl reissue series of all eleven Belle & Sebastian vinyl releases, includes a download card* The Boy With The Arab Strap followed on from the wonderful If You're Feeling Sinister and a series of impeccable EPs, bringing the band to the point of commercial breakthrough and all round crossover appeal. To this day you still hear the title track an awful lot, largely thanks to it being used as the theme tune to TV show Teachers, but the truth is, it's hardly one of the better songs on the album. Although TBWTAS features a higher profile p… Read more
*Part of a complete vinyl reissue series of all eleven Belle & Sebastian vinyl releases, includes a download card* 'Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant' was released in June 2000 and was the last studio album the band recorded for Jeepster.
*Part of a complete vinyl reissue series of all eleven Belle & Sebastian vinyl releases, includes a download card* 'If You're Feeling Sinister' was the band's first release on Jeepster.
*Part of a complete vinyl reissue series of all eleven Belle & Sebastian vinyl releases, includes a download card* Storytelling' features a selection of songs that the band recorded for the Todd Solondz film of the same name. Not all of them made the final cut of the film but Stuart Murdoch chose to use the instrumental 'Fxck This Shit' in his directorial debut, God Help The Girl, which was released earlier this month. available.
*Part of a complete vinyl reissue series of all eleven Belle & Sebastian vinyl releases, includes a download card* Once the stuff of legend, changing hands for preposterous sums of money in its original incarnation as an LP issued by Electric Honey (the record label attached to Stow College in Glasgow) in 1996. Tigermilk is hardly an album that requires much in the way of an introduction. As British debut albums go, this is right up there amongst the very best within the annals of indie rock, spreading its influence through the generation to come, and still impacting on band… Read more
A limited vinyl-only collection in an edition of 500 copies of 11 love songs by Family Fodder that have never before been released on vinyl. Alig Fodder says: "We collected all the love songs together without all the annoying instrumentals, dubs and solos. Lou Reed once sang: 'No kinds of love are better than others'. I think he meant something else. The 'kinds of love' here include: the love for a child, nostalgic love and imaginary journeys, love renewed and shared, love of animals, love of music, nostalgia, love in loss and memory, love in kinship across generations, poetic and physical loving, love of the unknown or unfamiliar and the desperate love of needing."
**Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** "Cry Is For The Flies was recorded at Infrasonic and Kingsize Studios in Los Angeles. The album features guests Henry Rollins ("Moment of Guilt") and Shirley Manson ("Shame, You're All I've Got”). "Since I created Le Butcherettes in Guadalajara, I've always yearned for the band to be part of a label/community that helps and supports artists to act fearlessly and help serve the music." explained fiery Le Butcherettes' frontwoman Teri Gender Bender. "So happy beyond words that we've found a family in Ipecac. Dream come t… Read more
"Gui Boratto strings together various contemporary strands of pop-infused techno and house and translates them into his very own stream of groove consciousness - also an act of cultural appropriation, as both Abaporu's cover artwork and title suggest: putting an inspired twist on Brazil's most famous modernist painting from early 20th century artist Tarsilo Do Amaral, they draw from the rich history of Brazilian modern art, where European and indigenous influences would collide in the most exciting manner. Elegantly swinging album opener Antropofagia elaborates on this by directly referencing t… Read more
*180gm Audiophile Pressing Includes Art Print Poster and digital download voucher redeemable from the label* “Debut album from new Montréal kraut-funk supergroup led by J.S. Truchy of Fly Pan Am. Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche began in 2011, with bassist, singer and composer Jean-Sebastien Truchy seeking a new live ensemble to fuel his desired return to exploring the highly structured afro-kraut trance rock that was one of several stocks-in-trade during his tenure in early Constellation project and pseudo-legendary Fly Pan Am. Avec le soleil initially formed with … Read more
Seth Troxler's Soft Touch label introduces the Gold Panda/The Field-alike 'Is There Light At The End' by Clarian, backed with some breezier neo-nu-Balearic indie styles.
Nu-Balearic gems from KZA with remixes by Cos/Mes and Eddie C. The A-side stars the album and beatless versions of the smarmy 'Vous Dansez' from KZA's 'Dig & Edit 2', B-side Cos/Mes bring some baggy flavour with a chugging rework beside Eddie C's slicked-down version.
**Clear vinyl** FSG's Al Matthews slows his roll as Uretran with two odder house grooves backed by Sunil Sharpe and Kommune1 remixes. The original 'At The Rotary Club' stretches out on a swinging dub house flex with elastic bass, wobbly chords and struttin' hi-hats which Kommune1 duly ramps to a doomy techno builder. With '1000AD' Al strips back to freaky Wild Pitch styles, kinda like Kareem's most recent, but much fruitier, albeit spiked fruit. Irish techno overlord Sunil Sharpe gives it a clattering gauntlet of a remix to boot.
‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ is the third album from Copenhagen’s Iceage. Channelling the rage and emotion of their tempestuous early releases into finely honed musicianship, ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ features piano, mandolin, viola and organ atop Johan Suurballe-Wieth’s razor-sharp guitars and the lolloping, synchronized rhythm section of Jacob Tvilling Pless and Dan Kjær Nielsen. The record has a clear, uncompressed sound and Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s desperate vocals are out front, nakedly accountable for the words. On this album, Rønnenfelt sings of what it is li… Read more
"Erlend Øye is a skinny nerd, but maybe that's what makes him a pop star. His huge thick spectacle-lenses act as an interface between his inner life and his numerous collaborators and fans. Erlend Øye is a travelling singersongwriter, who has been making music in various constellations since the late nineties. He sang for Röyksopp, while his own bands are Kings of Convenience and The Whitest Boy Alive, who recently split up. A laid back, everyday vibe runs through Erlend Øye's music. Erlend is not larger than life, at the most his songs may be. The pop star from next-door doesn't make any drama, bu… Read more
Vienna's finest electro/techno label celebrates turning 20 with three exclusive trax by Tin Man, Elektro Guzzi, and Digilog. On the front, Tin Man does his best to distill the essence of 'Detroit' in a pounding, acidic night-flight recalling Richie Hawtin and James Pennington classics. Flipside, techno mann-band Elektro Guzzi go thru the tight, driving drill of 'Radicale', and Digilog deals the lustrous minimal techno of 'Mind Gap'.
*3LP and 7” Set housed in a box, includes individually numbered certificate* "Richard Bone is an American electronic musician who began his professional musical career creating soundtracks and scores for experimental theater. In 1979, he released with his band Bone the single "Pirate the Islands/Headlines Have It" before joining the new-wave band Shox Lumania in 1981. Bone then recorded a solo 7" entitled "Digital Days/Alien Girl" on and was subsequently signed to Survival Records in the UK in 1983 where he released several LPs, EPs, singl… Read more
*Includes a download code redeemable from the label* "First vinyl edition of the 2011 CD-R release, with which Daniel Bachman shucked the performing name he'd been using (Sacred Harp) and laid his naked ass on the line. Bachman already sounds like a wizened player here (an image that was solidified when his mug was plastered on the box for Tompkins Square's "Obscure Giants of Acoustic Guitar" trading cards), but he was actually still a babe of the Fredericksburg woods at the time this came out. Regardless, his technique is massive, and his approach to the material -- based on a colo… Read more
*LP comes with a download card* "Owen Maercks' Teenage Sex Therapist LP is one of the forgotten twisted pop masterpieces of the 20th century. Owen had been in Monster Island with Henry Kaiser, who proposed he do a solo album of his songs. Henry had moved back west by this time, so Owen went out and recorded this album there. Henry produced, and added amazing horn parts by Jon Oswald, Larry Ochs and John Gruntfest. The album was mixed, pressed and distributed exclusively to radio stations, record labels and the like, in the hopes of getting Owen signed. The music didn't fit any ext… Read more
"LHT introduce 3 friends / dj's /producers who have worked with Toby Tobias extensively over the years. First up is Telephones - a name that is becoming well accustomed to the sound of deep warm melodic and uplifting dance music - not unlike the music made by our heroes Don Carlos - and with Spring Wave we think he 's injected a very special moment on the dancefloor into the LHT vein. Next up is former London dwelling Italian -Fabrizio Mammarella - part of Clap Rules , Telespazio and the man behind the Slow Motion parties of Italy and Berlin - here he collaborates with his old frien… Read more
Wednesday, 01 October
Monday, 29 September
**Repress** Timeless, instant-classic material from the one and only Levon Vincent. Having played our copies of 'Man Or Mistress' and just about every other Levon 12" to the hilt by now, new material is always welcome, but he's spoiling us here. The A-side is a modern tribal House masterpiece, shaking the drums into a mammoth, speaker-owning subbass while layers of star-screaming synths expand and envelope your mind with jaw-dropping psychedelic dynamism. Then there's the B-side. 'Revs/Cost' opens the account with steppin' snare punctuations and rib crushing subs before a las… Read more
Thursday, 25 September
Nexx up on Beneath's excellent Mistry label: Hull-based producer, Webstarr with the technoid hydraulics of 'Aegrus' b/w a new Chevel remix. Last spotted in Beneath's RA. 407 mix, the title tune strikes a mid-ground between tribalised, bass-heavy rufige and insectoid minimal techno - all bashy kicks and depth charge subs crawling with itchy crack bugs. The dancefloor lizards will come out to play for this. B-side, Italian producer, Chevel (Enclav/Stroboscopic Artefacts) trims back the drums, leaving acres of icy space around ricocheting snares and hi-hats buoyed up by dread subs in the remix,… Read more
**Includes 36"x21" poster and digital download code redeemable from the label** Boothroyd serves one of the most striking debuts on Tri Angle with 'Idle Hours'. Hailing from sunny North Manchester but now defected to London, Boothroyd's music is a slyly ambiguous, 'marishly-warped mesh of lo-fi samples strung together with a deceptively grand plan. Like the mutant, half-finished offspring of Coil and Lars Holdhus, it occupies a uniquely detached space in the peripheries of modern composition, vapour wave and ambient pop, scuttling between heart-racing peaks and petrified electronica like some f… Read more
Featuring exclusive tracks from Lee Gamble, Inga Copeland, DJ Earl, Jeremy Greenspan & Borys, among many others, Hyperdub parse their ambient elements in the wake of dancefloor and sing-a-long sessions. By its nature, ambient is a nebulous term, taken to mean many things by many people. Hyperdub's definition is one we can really get down with, taking in the sensual romance of Cooly G's 'Mind' and the ambiguous sensations of Inga Copeland's 'I Am Your Ambient Wife', or the stirring syn-phonics of DJ Earl's 'Hexagonic Sound'. It's always been a crucial part of Hyperdub's ma… Read more
Marquis Hawkes makes moves on Houndstooth with the 'Fifty Fathoms Deep' EP, featuring the Ben UFO and Move D-sponsored 'Can't Find a Reason'. That one cuts a flash Jersey house figure across the A-side, replete with Todd Edwards-esque vocal chops and fruity groove for the friday night playas, before A'dam's Stee Downes chimes in all dreamy and nipple-rubbing in the floaty depths of 'The Way'. Flipside, Hawkes swings solo with the jazzier motifs of 'Fifty Fathoms' and some class Linn chops in the haughty house boogie of 'Fat Man'.
The Trilogy Tapes catch Beautiful Swimmer Max D at his heady, tactile best on the 'Drizzling Glass' EP. Up top he twysts the agitated brukbeat funk of 'Jubilee' like some vintage AMUS or Dego flex, and nails it with the dubbed-off techno-step and deliquescent Eastern synth tickles of 'Oshima Flicks'. On the flip, his 'Pop Song' twirls cascading thumb piano and plinky electronic timbres like some imagined early Colin Potter meets Francis Bebey joint, and completes the journey with the cartoonish bubble of 'Calvin & Hobbes'.
**Avant-leaning psych rock experiments by the artists behind legendary library work used for 'Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue' and 'The Underground'** "Collectively known under their production pop group moniker The Pawnshop, Italian Giallo/Spaghetti legends Alessandro Alessandroni, Giuliano Sorgini and Giulia De Mutiis (using their Giallo-psych alter egos of Braen, Raskovich and Kema) would reconvene behind the curtain in 1973 to craft this lost full-length LP as a mythical addition to their tiny group discography. Pin-pointing a bona fide crossroads between the composers’ … Read more
**Adventurous, pioneering pieces from an unsung hero of Italy's influential experimental scene of the 1970s** "In an alternate universe the Rome born female synthesist Daniela Casa would be a household name. A genuine pioneer of experimental pop music, abstract electronics, Giallo jazz and even heavy drone rock jams, her elusive and infectious music joins the dots and loops between other Italian female electronic composers such as Giulia De Mutiis (later Giulia Alessandroni), Doris Norton and Suzanne Ciani while retaining one of the most individualistic and diverse composin… Read more