Thursday, 14 August
*Edition of 500. Fluorescent green vinyl with ink-stamped centre labels and translucent vellum insert* A proper Bristol dread session from Killing Sound's El Kid and Vessel. The original cut of 'We Need Mirrors' was issued on No Corner's cassette series, replete with these remixes back in 2012. More recently those dank reworks were issued as a bonus 7" in the same label's 'From The Reels' vinyl compilation. Now a standalone release, we find Vessel's slow-choking 'Psychosis' mix on the A-side, rifled with hydraulic pulses and keening, sub-aqua… Read more
Seductive house reworks of Esnard Boisdur, one of the great voices of Gwo Ka - the folkloric rhythm of Guadeloupe. Originally released in 1991, 'Soufwans' comes in two hard-to-resist mixes, a 3am version making subtle but prominent use of Esnard's lolling, playful vocal against warmest subbass, rippling drums and convective chords, plus an outstanding dub mix where the vocal's diffused in a sublime, swirling lather of drums, sub pressure and lush chords no doubt enhanced by the touch of Frankie Francis, a mastering engineer at London institution, The Carvery. A real West Indian Summer anthem!
Raw live acid actions dialled in from North Wales via the cultish Crow Castle Cuts. There's four useful grooves on offer, razzing between rippin' swingers and wormholing basement jack.
Rooted yet forward sounds from King L Man and The Mighty Zulu Nation, with weighty LV remix. Features vocals from Earl 16 and Harriet Cox.
"The second part of PoppyDisc's ongoing vinyl reissue series of Sun Ra. The Arkestra moves into ever looser, more abstract ground as the percussion becomes more varied and moves ever closer. Ra then sets up a dark melodic theme, while the Arkestra weaves a series of jaunty, blues-tinged solos into the groove. 'Nubia', 'Africa' and 'Aiethopia' continue this excursion into a mystical, rhythm-based territory. The Arkestra utilizes the same ominous, simmering percussion beds, now augmented by more exotic instruments like Pat Patrick's 'space lute', which gives a playfully sinister sound t… Read more
"One of the most discussed of Ra's New York era recordings, 'Cosmic Tones' functions as a blueprint for the sort of large-scale jazz weirdness that would inform much of Sun Ra's subsequent works, featuring the woozy reeds of And Otherness and the afro-jazz experiments of Thither And Yon. On Adventure Equation a space echo treatment on the recording which is reprised for the sax flurries on Voice Of Space makes the whole experience even more disorientating and exciting.The album has increasingly been discussed within the context of anticipating psychedelia or pointing towards t… Read more
"Part of PoppyDisc's ongoing series of Sun Ra reissues on vinyl. This was the fifth album by the Arkestra to be released, and was the first to be taken from recordings made at the Choreographer's Workshop, New York. Other albums recorded there include Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow, Bad and Beautiful, Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy and Other Planes of There.'The New York period saw Sun Ra focusing far more on percussion backdrops as opposed to horn arrangements (virtually everyone on the album gets a percussion credit), and everything from the percussion to the horn solos to Ra's piano … Read more
"Sex Hands were formed by three childhood friends from the North Wales coast. After relocating to Manchester, Alex, Dylan and Edwin played their first show in 2011 on the Comfortable on a Tightrope stage at SFTOC, Salford. A month later Joe Logan of Waiters was recruited for his sweet bassy licks and amazing posture. From then on the band has been on a rock 'n' roll whirlwind, playing shows with the likes of Trumans Water one night and The Babies the next. After their previous releases which include a split 7" with Daily Life (on the Icecapades label, which features artwork by Sex Hands own Alex Hump… Read more
"The productions of producer Bunny "Striker" Lee were so extensive in the early to mid-1970s that labels were created just to handle his ever-expanding output. Three labels that came about during this time when dub was King were Jackpot, Justice and Attack. Here Jamaican Recordings takes a look at the Justice label and have compiled a collection of some of its finest dub cuts. Justice Records was formed in the early '70s as a subsidiary label to handle the ever-growing output of the producer and hit-maker from Jamaica, Bunny "Striker" Lee. Bunny worked in all the Jamaican studios and as an indep… Read more
"For his Carpark debut, Saint Pepsi takes a step away from the more genre-shuffling styles of his Internet releases to focus his skills on high-power pop. The title track of the “Fiona Coyne” 7-inch is an uplifting tribute to fantastical romance and the joyous dreams pop culture can provide. Mastermind Ryan DeRobertis lays down a funky guitar riff and bass line of Chic-quality to tease our senses before tickling us silly with the chorus’ ecstatic horns. "My love's on the silver screen/ she's always playing make believe," sings the 21-year-old songwriter, playing a bit of make-bel… Read more
*Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* "Bob Carpenter came close to being a major star. He received a glowing mention in Rolling Stone in 1970, recorded an album for Warner Brothers and had his songs recorded by Emmylou Harris, Billy Joe Shaver and others. However, ‘Silent Passage’, his lone solo album recorded in 1974, was pressed and ready to ship when contract negotiations shelved the record indefinitely. By the time things were resolved it was the end of the 70s singer-songwriter boom and Warner had moved on. He died in 1995 and the last decade of his … Read more
The new side project from Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd. Special edition lilac coloured vinyl. Vinyl also includes a copy of the album on CD free inside.
*Limited edition die-cut sleeve. 2 x 180g heavyweight virgin vinyl. Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* *2 x 180g heavyweight virgin vinyl. Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* "James Yorkston, an artist not unfamiliar with the notion of collaboration, has opened the studio doors to a broad and brilliant selection of players on this his eighth studio album. Produced by Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor in London’s Livingston studio, it features KT Tunstall, The Pictish Trail, Rob Smoughto… Read more
*2 x 180g heavyweight virgin vinyl. Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* "James Yorkston, an artist not unfamiliar with the notion of collaboration, has opened the studio doors to a broad and brilliant selection of players on this his eighth studio album. Produced by Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor in London’s Livingston studio, it features KT Tunstall, The Pictish Trail, Rob Smoughton, Fimber Bravo and his long term collaborators Jon Thorne and Emma Smith. ‘The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society’ finds James a… Read more
Debut album by Jimmy "The Funky Tramp" aka "Mr. Motion" Lynch! Original store stock from the 1970s - still sealed! Limited quantity available. For fans of Rudy Ray Moore and Blowfly this is a must have.
The fourth album by Jimmy "The Funky Tramp" aka "Mr. Motion" Lynch! Original stock from the 1970s -limited quantity available!!! For fans of Rudy Ray Moore and Blowfly this is a must have.
Pumping big room techno standards from old skool UK techno pals, Kirk Degiorgio and Ben Sims. Check it for Sims' shark-eyed pounder 'Raw Hide' and the tense acidic burn of Degiorgio's 'Dark Fire'.
Thursday, 07 August
**140g clear wax housed in screen-printed jacket designed by Bill Kouligas and Kathryn Politis** The lone raver returns to PAN with his first new material since 2012's widely acclaimed 'Diversions 1994-1996' and 'Dutch Tvashar Plumes' sides. In the meantime he's been a busy lad, remixing Special Request, Mount Kimbie and Cosmin TRG, and honing his A/V show with CYRK co-founder, Dave Gaskarth, not to mention prepping imminent, excellent new album, 'Koch'. But back to the here and now - the 'Kuang EP' seems to occupy multiple dimensions at once, refracting dancefloor and bedroom head-space and det… Read more
*Incredible new album from one of the most intriguing artists on the Hospital Productions roster, mining the precious, uncomfortable space between early ‘80s Italian industrial music and the claustrophobia typified by Coil. Edition of 700, Initial copies on green vinyl - mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy* Lussuria came to prominence with the release of three tapes as part of the ‘American Babylon’ series in 2012 which where eventually championed by the likes of Blackest Ever Black who listed them at the top of their 2012 year-end charts. Lussuria's opiated atmo… Read more
*Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label, with 40min digi-exclusive 'Vigil'* LA-based modular synth maverick M. Geddes Gengras returns with a gorgeous extended suite for Matthewdavid's Leaving Records. The session is named in respect to the lone survivor of the Yahi Indian tribe, subject of the 1961 book Ishi: In Two Words, symbolising the personal loss of two of Gengras' friends. Over four increasingly extended pieces ranging from 6 to 43 minutes in length, he opens huge harmonic spaces, at once moving forward, outward yet very centred and serene, scoping out… Read more
*Ships Friday* Big Dog Nozinja debuts on Warp with the Shangaan burn of 'Tsekeleke'. Fresh from soundtracking the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow, 'Tsekeleke' marks Nozinja's most prominent solo release after years as the anchor of Shangaan Electro - the notorious, breakneck Afro-disco style and dance originating in Limpopo, now based in Soweto, South Africa, which was brought to wider attention via Honest Jon's seminal compilation. It's rare for indigenous African dance styles to break thru to UK and European markets, but Nozinja's music is a true Afro-accelerationst anomaly that's… Read more
Falty DL's 4th album finds the Brooklynite at his most diffuse, spacious, and dreamy. As you'd hope, there's still a strong, ductile rhythmic base to 'In The Wild' but it's largely mixed to tantalising effect, embedded fathoms deep within his radiant, dub-wise structures. Jazz and hip-hop are the album's touchstones, but heard thru a poetic prism of broken beat, electronica and latinate new age atmospheres shaping up to be some of Falty DL's most distinguished, nuanced productions. Previous single 'Danger' is the rudest thing here alongside 'Heart & Soul', with its 4Hero-style breaks, bass and c… Read more
**Vinyl reissue of this Hospital Productions tape housed in printed inner and die-cut jacket** Killer vinyl edition of this blunt noise/techno session from New York stalwart K.P, highly recommended to followers of of Preserved Instincts, Miles, Powell, Vatican Shadow or Prostitutes. As Hospital Productions put it: " Dual Action combines the eerie atmospheric sound collage of crowded chinatown streets with the deafening silence of a new apartment and the hard industrial beats of subways and freeways. A dynamic, physical autonomism. Body complete." Check 'Body Automatic' for stygian industrial t… Read more
Cómeme gang-up for the nine-track 'Gasoline' label expo. Starts up nice 'n slow with Auntie Flo's technoid cumbia grind 'Jas' and travels a spectrum of kinky goods from Vaskular's mellow jacker 'Black Jesus' to the clipped, slippery swing of 'Cógeme' from DJs Pareja & Alejandro Paz, the trim industrial percolator 'El Rito' from Zombies In Miami, and Carisma's fairlight-sprung remix of 'A Bailar' by Rous. Sweaty.
Total Techno classic, reissued by Tresor for 2014. As Surgeon's sophomore album, 'Basic Tonal Vocabulary' established him as a unique force in Techno, appearing in the style's golden year of 1997 armed with seven of the leanest, most disciplined, and outright killer dancefloor tools around. While insistent movers like 'Rotunda' and the skewed drive of 'Krautrock' define this LP, the ambient moment of 'Waiting' also showed the man to be in possession of a uniquely nuanced electronic lexicon.
"Every year requires winter records. Those sounds that you reach for when cyclical freeze triggers a craving for icy synthesizers and sinister drums. This is where you’ll find Alias’ Pitch Black Prism, an alternately bleak and beautiful album built for headphones and hailstorms. “The image that stuck in my head for its tone was a figure illuminated just beyond the range of complete darkness,” says Alias. “I worked on it mostly it night, so it definitely has more of a nocturnal feel than any of my previous albums.” It’s a fitting metaphor for the Maine resident. Few places boast such a severe… Read more
Pfirter and Dadub in the crosshair for Selected Edits 005. Pfirter's pounding 'Universe' for Stroboscopic Artefacts is drenched in kinetic white noise which camouflages Edit Select's subtle harmonic developments and scything claps for a more introspective, psychedelic impact. Flipside, the Scottish producer reduces Dadub's 'Metropolis' to a viscous techno step again steeped in billowing white noise.
**Hand-numbered edition of 300** Battista, EMG, and John Swing carve up a coupla badass hardware house abstractions as SPS. They're really pushing the envelope here, but stop shy of tipping into funk-less f**kery, instead teasing out samples inna rugged dub-meets-beatdown style. The A-side 'Conscio Mix' hovers into view as wispy filter noise before unfolding the soul sample at its core to reveal a thudding, slompy kick like some Theo Parrish-meets-Ron Hardy mind-bender. B-side, the 'Inconscio Mix' comes ruffer yet with a swampy, shape-shifting swirl of machine rhythms … Read more