Modeselektor jumpo on the good ship Ninja Tune for the first EP of their fourth Modeselektion comp, feat exclusive cuts from Actress, Lone, Brainwaltzera and Solid Blake.
You might have predicted it, but it’s a very tasty starter course for the discerning IDM/electronica fiends, taking in deft Braindance by Brainwaltzera, a piquant pinch of Actress in Watercolour, and craftily tempered ecstasy from Lone, while also offering a smart introduction to the Apeiron crew’s Emma Blake a.k.a. Solid Blake with the strobing dynamics of Masha recalling Rian Treanor gear.
Anthology box set containing 7 hard-to-find and critically acclaimed albums, released on labels such as Cantil, Opal and All Saints.
Includes the albums The Serpent (In Quicksilver)' (1981) • 'Abandoned Cities' (1984) • 'The White Arcades' (1987) • 'By The Dawn's Early Light' (1991) • 'Music For 3 Pianos' (1992) • 'Through The Hill' (1994, with Andy Partridge of XTC) • 'Luxa' (1996).
Lena Willikens takes Dekmantel’s Selectors series for a slow-to-midtempo psychedelic jag with 12 tracks of munted acid, soiled EBM, and cosmic tribal chug, including exclusive gear from Jasss to Parrish Smith and obscure vintage from Sandoz and Varoshi Fame.
A fine representation of what Lena plays in her famed DJ sets, both solo and often with Vladimir Ivkovic, the set is bound by shared tastes for crunching but shifty mechanical rhythms and expressively bittersweet electronics.
Jasss gives a big highlight with the slurred bass and streaking mentasms of Little Lines, her first new track since the world-taking Weightless album, and Parrish Smith also impresses with the recoiling hot-stepper Minima, while the set also reveals new sensations in the sheer, sexy grub of Deep Space from Sysex, and the immersive comic slosh of Amalgame from Vromb, and Chekov’s re-edit of the jagged EBM piece Voice of Command  by Varoshi Fame.
These songs originate from the city of Sanaa, the sheikdom of Lahej and the port of Aden.
"This record contains oudh playing, percussion and singing from Yemen. The three Kawkabani brothers sing traditional poems and play oudh (lute), double drums, tambourine and, occasionally, the kanoun (zither). They were recorded in Sanaa in 1973. The oudh player Hassan al Zabeede and his double drum playing brother sing songs in the Lahej style and were recorded in Taez in 1973."
Mega value budget sampler of fresh goodies from the Ninja Tune for 2004. Bring on the Polish jazz beat sample squad Skalpel, next Philly's ghetto hip hop sample kid Diplo, folkbeat trippers Loka, the return of cLOUDDEAD, Wagon Christ, Infinite Livez, Lotek Hi-Fi with the mighty 'Ram Dancehall' and finally the double decker treat of Blockhead's 'Insomniac Olympics' and a sample of the first 12" on Ninja Tune from Sixtoo. 'Boxcutter Emporium' drop's on 12" in March, the album 'Chewing On Glass & Other Miracle Cures' drops in the summer time. This ten minute plus epic suite reports to feature Damo Suzuki, sampled fat drums, P-Love on the cut (maybe), rasping synth's - purest Sixtoo genius. The album will be tha bomb'. First check this, then dream of getting your hands on the album. Absolute bargain.