Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Kelly Lee Owens
Let It Go

Kelly Lee Owens gives a proper 12” release to Let It Go, a juicy banger previously only heard in the bowels of Fabric. A rubbery rhythm bounces along with vigour and confidence, giving way to the breathy titular vocal. The track is supported by another exclusive cut, Omen. 12” on Smalltown Supersound.

Max de Wardener
Palindrome

A two-track EP release preceding an album entitled Kolmar, which will be artist Max de Wardener’s debut effort for Village Green Recordings. First track ‘Palindrome’ is an extended jam aided by the skills of talented drummer Moses Boyd, while on the flip side there’s a techno trip-out entitled ‘Sun Dogs’. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

E.R.P. / Duplex
FR-DPX

Split 12" between E.R.P. and Duplex on Frustrated Funk. The a-side features a proper hefty dancefloor weapon from E.R.P., sneaky drums making way for a proper crunchy bass line. On the flip is more spaced out affair from Duplex. All whooshing synths and that. Would make for a decent ambient tune if not for the drums. 
  • Vinyl 12" (FR-DPX)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Daniel Brandt
Channels

Daniel Brandt (of arpeggio-techno krafters Brandt Brauer Frick) is back for another round of restless, jittery rhythms with Erased Tapes. Channels seems to follow on from last year’s Eternal Something, being of an acoustic-electronic hybrid tapestry of instruments (pianos, brass, bass, strings), synthesisers and prepared objects resulting in animated, melodically rich leftfield dance tunes.

Pablo's Eye
Dark Matter

Third part in an anthology series that celebrates the work of Belgian group Pablo’s Eye. ‘Dark Matter’ is a music of hulking grooves buried amidst the haze, connecting multiple strands of the 90s dance explosion. The 12-track archival compilation is being put out by the label STROOM, this trilogy hopefully pulling the project out of historical obscurity.  
  • Vinyl LP (STRLP-022)
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Weval
The Weight

Amsterdammer electro post-pop duo Weval return to Kompakt with The Weight. But are they a lesser or a greater Weval these days? The signs point to the latter with The Weight showing the pair’s knack for channelling all their disparate inspirations into warm, coherently multicoloured pop swish.

Moby
Play

Moby’s Play is renowned for being the first album ever to totally sell-out, in that every last one of its 18 tracks was licensed for commercial use in ads and films. Given that level of exposure you may know all the tunes here anyway, but in case you want to treat them to a proper listening experience, here is a 2LP reissue on 180g vinyl. On Mute.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Young Marco
Bahasa

Did you know that Young Marco has Indonesian heritage? Us neither. In 2014 the Safe Trip boss travelled to the country at the behest of Island Of The Gods (Black Merlin, Jonny Nash) to explore his roots. While there he made some field recordings that he then brought back to his Amsterdam studio and fused with hypnagogic synthscapes. The result is Bahasa, an LP of dreamy new age ambiences.

Exael
Dioxippe

XPQ? That is the question. It’s also the imprint responsible for a new selection of tracks from Exael a.k.a. Naemi. Recorded in Chicago, some of these have been kicking about since 2014; altogether they cover a lot of ground. ‘rond’ allows a flicker of beats to emerge gradually from a bed of scuzzy noise, ‘untitled’ invokes early tape music trailblazers and ‘cyl reedit’ veers closer to dirty electro. Etc.
  • Vinyl 12" (XPQ?0002)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

DJ Guy
UNTHANK 12

A dive into the expansive vaults of Cardiff producer and artist DJ Guy on the Unthanks imprint. 12” EP UNTHANK 12 selects six off-cut tracks made between 1993 and 1995, and although the  dancefloor is very much in mind, they also evoke the acid-drenched soundscapes that have garnered Guy such a cult following. 
  • Vinyl 12" (UNTHANK012)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
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London Modular Alliance
Precious Materials

Always ready with the heaters, those London Modular Alliance fellows. The crew fire up the synths once more on Precious Materials, another home-run in LMA’s ever-expanding arsenal of electro weapons. Cuts like ‘Peach Hat’ and ‘Lavendah’ will transport you back to Detroit circa-1992. Precious Materials is out through Kirk Degiorgio’s Applied Rhythmic Technology (Photek, Deep Space Orchestra).
  • Vinyl 12" (ART20)
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Object Collection
You Are Under Our Space Control

The experimental group Object Collection follow up their Fugazi opera with a remarkable suite of wide-ranging homemade modernism. This ‘space-opera’ involves texts by Sun Ra, astronomers and fictional space travellers, as well as sonic allusions to John Cage, sci-fi sound palettes, and avant-electroacoustics. There’s a lot going on in You Are Under Our Space Control, though it also feels eminently personal and within reach. Out on Slip.
  • Vinyl LP (SLP054LP)
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  • Limited edition
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Tengger
Spiritual 2

Pan-Asian travelling family band Tengger return with Spiritual 2. This time, the visual and musical focus seems to be the Japanese mountain of Ishizuchi, and that one is nothing if not steeped in spirituality. Joyous new age drones, krauty beats and wordless female vocals accompanied by harmonium and toy instruments.

Martin Rev
Cheyenne

Long overdue re-issue of Cheyenne, the third solo album from Suicide’s Martin Rev. Although it was released in 1991, its origins went all the way back to the recording of Alan Vega / Martin Rev eleven years previously. Infusing the street-level immediacy of Suicide’s proto-electro-punk with pastoral pop-inspired sounds, Cheyenne is a lost gem. 

Martin Rev
Clouds of Glory

As one half of electro-punk pioneers Suicide, Martin Rev was responsible for some of the most influential and significant music of the late Seventies and early Eighties. Less well-known, however, is his solo career, something that this re-issue of 1985’s contemplative Clouds of Glory (Rev’s second outing) seeks to put right. 

Humanoid
Built By Humanoid

Before Future Sounds of London, there was Humanoid. Known for their classic acid house single 'Stakker Humanoid', Humanoid will release an album a mere 30 years after they burst onto the scene. Fast, frantic, and beat driven, 'Built By Humanoid' merges the old and new to create an acid monster.  

Sora
Re.sort

Originally released on Tokyo’s Plop Records (now known as Nature Bliss) in 2003, Re.sort by Sora (Takeshi Kurosawa) is cherished by those who noticed it at the time. In case you didn’t, here it is again in multiple formats courtesy of WRWTFWW. The album’s a blissful bunch of warm, glitchy sample collages from jazz and bossa nova, resulting in a summery leftfield ambiance.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Cool Maritime
Sharing Waves

Sold out

Mac-Talla Nan Creag
The Sorrow Of Derdriu

We were a massive fan of Firecracker's first Mac-Talla Nan Craeg release, a record that curve-balled our expectations on the label to release good house bangers via an archaeological dig of Scotland's ancient landscape. One can only assume that participating artists Hoch Ma Toch, Other Lands and Lord Of The Isles have been up on the highlands drinking more whiskey as they've now got The Sorrow of Derdrilu to give us, another sound collage created through found sound, synths and traditional song study. They claim this one is more narratively driven, based on particular ancient tales rather than inferred from simply hanging out in the countryside.

Phil MFU
Hot Space

Described as “an English phenomenon”, Man From Uranus - working here as Phil MFU - is eccentric in the true sense, before the word had been co-opted for a bland kind of twee quirky Englishness. On ‘Hot Space’, he’s interested in a kind of “outer space funk” and achieves this in a very rudimentary but brilliant D.I.Y fashion, with the tools of live bass, drums, and modular synths.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Suzanne Ciani
Flowers Of Evil

Finders Keepers have managed to dig out an entirely unheard and unreleased Suzanne Ciani piece from 1969: what glory days these are. Flowers Of Evil is inspired by Charles Baudelaire’s famed work of the same name, though he didn’t have a Buchla synthesizers to work with, and Ciani does. Great to be able to hear this piece at last, fifty years on.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Young Marble Giants
Colossal Youth

Young Marble Giants made just one album but it was a solid gold classic. Colossal Youth pretty much invented the fact that you could play songs slow and quietly with minimal instrumentation. It's a brilliant patchwork on clicking drum machines, ticking guitars and comical organs. Topped off of course by Alison Statton's remarkable voice. 

Various
Pantsula! - The Rise of Electronic Dance Music in South Africa, 1988-90

Pantsula! is the name of South Africa’s 80’s dance underground culture, which grew out from the bubblegum and US-style disco, taking those starting points into even more electronic territory. This Rush Hour compilation covers the crucial years 1988 to 1990, with artists like Jazino, Kakappa and Jivaro featured. CD and double LP editions.
  • Vinyl Double LP (RHMC 003)
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Georgia
Immute

With one of the most sumptuous album covers I've seen for a while, this new record from New York duo Georgia is an exploration of experimental electronic music. Although their name is not exactly SEO-optimised, do try and listen to this album when it comes out. I predict modular synth noodling, drum machines, and plenty of weird textures. 
  • Vinyl LP (EKS 018)
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  • Limited edition
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Torn Hawk
Time Is A Scam

Luke Wyatt, the Brooklyn-based electronic musician behind Torn Hawk returns with his fifth album, Time Is A Scam. His previous albums have come to us via Valcron Video, Not For Fun Records and Mexican Summer. Now, he returns to L.I.E.S. though whom he released a number of EPs between 2012 and 2013. Double LP on L.I.E.S.
  • Vinyl Double LP (LIES127)
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GLOK
Dissident

Ride’s Andy Bell fronts up his first solo full-length under the name of GLOK. Dissident is a set of melodious and meaty electronica that draws from varied sources - Detroit techno, John Carpenter soundtracks, Boards Of Canada, that sort of thing. The epic title cut is Dissident's obvious highlight, its broiling synths ebbing and flowing across 20 Vessels-style minutes.
  • Vinyl LP (BYTES2LPR)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Factory Floor
Transform / Wonder

"Just the two of us" sang Gabriel Gurnsey and Nik Colk last year as they realised that their original four piece had been whittled down to a two piece.  The press release talks of heavy bass grooves and scattered percussion which is just about par for the course with Factory Floor though B side 'Wonder' is a more hushed affair with an atmospheric wash of synths. 
  • Vinyl 12" (HOD002)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Fabio Orsi
Sterminato Piano

The tireless Fabio Orsi’s new one came about after returning to Puglia, Italy after eight years of Berlin-ing. That’s bound to affect your creations a bit. While much of his previous work has concentrated on arrangements of drones, pads and field recordings, Sterminato Piano is a pair of slow-burning arpeggi-synth electronica tunes with unexpectedly heavy rhythms. Still characteristically dreamy, but certainly a touch more alert.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

XOA
Way West

XOA is the project of London producer Nick Tyson. Way West is his debut album. He mixes classic and retro electronics and beats and finds melodies from somewhere in outer space. He uses three fab female vocalists to help his cause, who all also happen to be friends of his: Hollie Cook, Lulu Jones and Ruby Wood from Submotion Orchestra. Tyson believes the personal connection he has with his collaborators helps the process and the outcome. LP on Five Easy Pieces.
  • Artist(s):
  • XOA
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Leafcutter John
Yes! Come Parade With Us

Back in 2017, Leafcutter John captured a number field recordings collected while hiking across a hefty sixty miles stretching out across Norfolk’s coastal path. The resulting album, 'Yes! Come Parade With Us' - released by Border Community - features these field-recordings as a bedrock, while a kind of deeply English take of cosmic kosmische synth players over top, with aid from musician friends Tom Skinner and Sebastian Rochford.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Vanessa Wagner
Inland

The indescribably talented French pianist Vanessa Wagner - who provided the haunting hook for Aphex Twin’s ‘Avril 14th’ - interprets a large number of rare pieces by minimalist composers, including Gavin Bryars, Moondog, Meredith Monk and Philip Glass, on this excellent new compilation Inland. On InFine.

Willie Gibson
Saint Ex

Huntington-based modular synthesist and private aviator Willie Gibson creates an evocative aural homage to French writer (most famously of The Little Prince and Sand, Wind and Stars) and ill-fated aviator Saint Exupéry. Other than a bit of drumming and the voice of Emma Winston (Deerful), all sounds were made by modular synth.
  • Vinyl 10" (GDN45026)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Dane Law / Beachers
We Love You Come On Home / A Capella

Adam Parkinson aka Dane Law provides the first side of this split cassette - We Love You Come On Home, with Daryl Worthington aka Beachers giving us A Cappella on side two. Dane Law uses programs such as Pure Data and MSP to create his music. Conversely, Beachers uses found sounds alongside electronic composition creating contrasts in sound and themes. Limited to 50 copies.

Konx-om-Pax
Ways Of Seeing

The excellent Konx-om-Pax (Tom Scholefield) is back with his first LP for three years. Ways Of Seeing is a record of warm electronica that also takes in trap, hip-hop and techno. Fellow Glaswegians Rustie and Hudson Mohawke come to mind - indeed, the melodious bounce of Ways Of Seeing lead single ‘LA Melody’ was conceived at the behest of the latter. Silvia Kastel and Nightwave guest.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Helm
Chemical Flowers

Another chapter of frowning, flexing, collaged gritscapes from London’s Helm - ol’ Luke Younger to his chums. Once again on PAN, with the usual excellent Becker treatment and all that, the album was recorded out in the sticks somewhere, allowing for a bit more ruminatory distance from the subject matter of exhausting urban motion.
  • Label(s):
  • PAN
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Slowglide
Reigi / Haipa

Metallic, mid-fi dancefloor moods from somebody called Slowglide. These rhythms are immediately likeable, let alone danceable. There’s a trace of throwback to early 1990s IDM in the squelchy FX on some of the pads, as well as the discreet, brooding synths beneath. Piano hooks on the a-side also colourfully suggest eurodance and house!
  • Vinyl 12" (ATN 041)
  • £10.49 £8.39 (saving: £2.10)
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Junkie Flamingos
Lemegeton Party

Junkie Flamingos is the sort-of-supergroup brainchild of musicians Luca Sigurtà, Alice Kundalini (She Spread Sorrow), and Daniele Delogu (Barbarian Pipe Band). Sitting in the blurry border regions between ambient and industrial music, Lemegeton Party is the outfit’s ethereal debut album. 

Caribou
Melody Day

So we're all re-pressing 7's now? Melody Day was taken from Caribou's 2007 era album Andorra and showcases his swirly psychedelic approach to music making. An added bonus is that old chum Four Tet pops up with a remix on the B side and Adem (remember him?) appears on vocals. All very good but...do we need this?       
  • Vinyl 7" (SLANG50199)
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Croatian Amor
Finding People

Croatian Amor is Posh Isolation bossman Loke Rahbek’s solo project, through which he’s been exploring increasingly more ‘musical’ (as in, not noise) avenues. New EP Finding People is virtually pop music, albeit pop music seen through a twisted lense. Lots of vocals and vocal fragments, including a turn from Khalil. 4-track 12” on Posh Isolation.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Plaid
Polymer

It’s album ten in the bag for Warp veterans Plaid. Another fine set of energetic and melodic breakbeats, no doubt, although this one seems a bit darker than usual. The duo uses the triple-theme of “polyphony, pollution and politics” to springboard into varying levels of charm and unease. Polymer may also have taken its name from the legendary record label who released Spinal Tap's Smell the Glove.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Special Request
VORTEX

Special Request AKA Paul Woolford ostensibly makes music with minimal effort but still manages to break new ground in the electronic world. The apparent lackadaisical approach he takes to making the music certainly doesn’t come across in the high energy sounds he produces. Vortex is his new album and it is believed to have some of his friends worried about the inner workings of his mind. On Houndstooth.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Franck Vigroux
Totem

Franck Vigroux’s latest LP finds the French guitarist/composer in bullish form. Totem is a record that holds light and dark in balance, oscillating between twinkling electronica and spurts of furious digital noise that sound like the ground opening up beneath you. Imagine, if you will, Boards Of Canada making a record with Belief Defect. Thus have we Totem.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Robag Wruhme
Venq Tolep

Robag Wruhme returns to Pampa for the first time in eight years. On Venq Tolep, the Belgian producer draws on influences far and wide including R&B, two-step and ambient. More than anything, Venq Tolep represents a desire to make those influence 'pop'. Wruhme also invited vocalist Lysann Zander to work with him again. 

Brandt Brauer Frick
Echo

Classically trained electronic music trio Brandt Brauer Frick deliver their fifth studio album Echo - and second for Because Music. Recorded at their own facilities in Berlin, Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer and Paul Frick deliver a dancefloor-focused variant of their normally austere electronica experiments. 

Modeselektor feat. Flohio
Wealth

Proof that Modeselektor can hit the off beat just as hard as the on. On 'Wealth', their track with Next Big Thing (tm) Flohio, the pair apply their big techno aesthetic to something that sounds good when rapped over. This picture disk also features the acapella and the instrumental if you think you can come up with a better combination than they did. 
  • Vinyl 12" (MTR92)
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  • Limited edition
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Meat Beat Manifesto
Opaque Couché

12th studio album from legendary producer Jack Dangers aka Meat Beat Manifesto, named after the colour reportedly named as the ugliest in the world. Opaque Couché, released just a year after comeback album Impossible Star, sees MBM in the same kind of iconoclastic mood that established their reputation over three decades ago. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Kangding Ray
Predawn Qualia

Kangding Ray presents the debut release on ara, the new label from… Kangding Ray! Predawn Qualia starts things of with a boom, with four moody and finely-detailed club cuts for the more thoughtful dancers and head-nodders out there. 12” vinyl EP, with unique hand-paint artwork for each of the 500 copies.
  • Label(s):
  • ara

Laurie Spiegel
Unseen Worlds

Big gorgeous electronic wonder from Laurie Spiegel. Unseen Worlds was composed with the use of software specially created by Spiegel for her own purposes (Music Mouse, still loved and used today), and has only had limited releases in 1991 and 1994 before now. Unseen Worlds (the label) now give Unseen Worlds (the album) the full attention it deserves, on CD and vinyl.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Penelope Trappes
Penelope Redeux

After her album Penelope Two, Penelope Trappes asked a number of musicians if they fancied a go at the tracks. The result is the pun-ily titled Penelope Redeux. She's managed to get everyone from Mogwai to Cosey Fanni Tutti to Throwing Snow on board to tackle her dark and brooding electronic compositions. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Tim Parkinson
Pleasure Island

Experimental composer Tim Parkinson loves to play, in every sense of the word, and thus a work titled Pleasure Island is an enticing prospect. This is actually Parkinson’s first work designed to be an album specifically, and it's a beguiling mixture of cheap electronic sound, group vocals, and bouncy drums. It’s a strange album, but in a very fun primary colour way. On Slip.
  • Vinyl LP (SLP053)
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Sympathy Nervous
Sympathy Nervous

Since 2011, champion reissuers Minimal Wave have had their eye on Yoshifumi Niinuma aka Sympathy Nervous, a fellow with a passion for German minimalism and building his own equipment from scratch. This was his debut album, released in Japan in 1980 and putting a distinctive and inventive spin on groovy, polyrhythmic pre-techno and tape manipulations.
  • Vinyl LP (MW067 X)
  • £24.99 £19.99 (saving: £5.00)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Traxman
Tekvision Vol.2

Two years on from the critical acclaim bestowed on the first volume, the footwork artist known as Traxman - real name Cornelius Ferguson - returns with Tekvision Vol.2. Exploring a range of different moods while keeping the listener’s urge to dance firmly in mind, this seven-track collection is sure to repeat the success of its predecessor. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Steve Nolan
From Water & Ream

Yet more wonderful electronic delights from composer Steve Nolan on Spun Out Of Control -- remember his soundtrack to Irish horror flick 'Sodium Party', anybody? -- in a double cassette encased in a butterfly pack from this most cassette-obsessed of imprints. Coupled with 'Ream', these sounds promise to be as wilfully obtuse as ever. Mostly haunting and disconcerting, we surely won't be disappointed on this score.
  • Tape (SOS027)
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Funky Doodle
Live From Yellowknife

Funky Doodle went to town sat upon a pony, the did a show on New Year's Day and called in macaroni. Live From Yellowknife is the one and only performance of Funk Doodle, a collaboration between DJ Richard, James K and Draveng. Together they brought in the new year the only way they knew how, with brooding and unsettling electronic drones.
  • Vinyl 12" (anno-003)
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  • Last copy

Burnt Friedman
Musical Traditions In Central Europe

Burnt Friedman presents his new record Musical Traditions In Central Europe, an album that plays around with some of the assumptions often present in albums with these kind of titles. Burnt has engaged with certain European peoples in the creation of this album, and his rhythms rub up against all sorts of other sounds and textures for an interesting adventure. Out on Nonplace.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Harpoon
Permission Fist

Released on CD-R and C-40 cassette in very limited amounts, Permission Fist is the result of a collaboration between Tina Hitchens and Aron Ward entitled Harpoon. Constructed mainly from drum machines and guitar effects pedals, it’s a pretty brutal and physical experience but a stimulating one! On Aphelion Editions.
  • Tape (APHELION013)
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  • CD (APHELION013)
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  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Samuel Kerridge & Taylor Burch
The Other

Samuel Kerridge and Taylor Burch’s The Other is one of those records that sounds like it’s permanently on the edge of collapse. Kerridge’s productions feature synths that zip around the mix and drums that appear to be frantically pedalling, cartoon-style, to avoid falling off the edge of a cliff. Set against all this techno-anarchy, Burch’s all-too-calm pieces of spoken word take on a chilling character. Think Alice Glass dialling in some vox on a Vatican Shadow LP and you’ve got The Other.
  • Vinyl Double LP (DNSKER03)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

COIMS
R Barb Column

One of the most bizarre, unique and, frankly, uncategorisable releases to arrive on our shelves, R Barb Column by Coims consists of a brace of synapse-frying pieces that sprawl over the imaginary boundaries between jazz, dub and experimental. CD and tape editions of this mini-album are available in very limited numbers! 
  • CD (PHELION 011-CD)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Depeche Mode
Black Celebration | The 12" Singles

The re-issue campaign for Depeche Mode’s singles, grouped in box sets specific to each album era, now reaches 1986’s Black Celebration. The point at which their synth-pop was getting darker and more distinctively gothic, this set contains both 12” versions of ‘A Question of Lust’ and ‘A Question of Time’, and one for the album’s final single ‘Stripped’. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Erik Wøllo
Sources (Early Works 1986-1992)

Smalltown Supersound drop a collection of previously unreleased works from Nordic ambient pioneer Erik Wøllo. The tracks that make up Sources (Early Works 1986-1992) have their genesis in the sessions surrounding Wøllo’s mid-80’s trio of Dreams Of Pyramids, Traces and Silver Beach. Anyone familiar with those LPs will already know of Wøllo’s woozy synth stylings, part-Eno and part-Schulze. Artists such as Boards Of Canada and Prins Thomas owe Wøllo a debt.

Gary Gritness
The Legend of Cherenkov Blue

Gary Gritness presents The Legend of Cherenkov Blue, a concept album. The story it tells is a futuristic Noir, featuring murderers, spies and lovers To tell the story Gritness has produced an incisive and visceral electro-funk that has the fluidity of something on Brainfeeder. It's actually on Hypercolour.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Soundtracks

Paco Sala
Our Love Is The Gold

Third studio album from dreamy synth-pop duo Paco Sala. Our Love Is The Gold the pair are not afraid to assert themselves and play to their strengths. As on past album the synth sounds are to die for and the vocal performance is heartbreaking and intense. Above all else they are not afraid to be themselves, relishing in their own quirks and idiosyncrasies. 

Mythologen
Antisocial Background Music 2017 – 2019

Third album by Mythologen, the recording moniker of Alexander Palmestål. Antisocial Background Music 2017-2019 has a distinctive sense of mischief and joy, borrowing strands from all the myriad sub-genres of dance music and somehow forging a sound that defies description and spans moods and eras. On Hoga Nord.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Resina
Traces - Remixes

Polish cellist Resina knows some real cool people: this remix EP takes two tracks from her Traces album and lets them get worked over by Lotic, Ben Frost, Abul Mogard and even Ian William Craig! With producers of this calibre, and the excellent source material, it will be no surprise to learn that Traces - Remixes is a great and varied listen. Released by 130701.

Various
Electrical Language: Independent British Synth Pop 78-84

Calling all fans of things synthy, this is a new compilation taking in the golden age of British synth-pop from 1978-84. There are old favourites like 'Circus Death' by The Human League, obscure (but brilliant) cuts like 'Croatia' by Basking Sharks, and stone-cold ker-lassics like 'Warm Leatherette' by The Normal and 'Touch' by Lori and the Chameleons. 

Steve Moore
Beloved Exile

Steve Moore is a noted figure within the modern synth community, respected for his soundtrack work and his duo Zombi. Beloved Exile is the first solo studio non-soundtrack album he has made in five years, and Moore leaps on the opportunity to fully follow his own path. Guests including Mary Lattimore and Emel Mathlouthi. On Temporary Residence.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Dunning & Underwood
The Blow Volume 5

The Blow Volume 5 is the fifth in a series from Front & Follow of split tapes bringing artists together. This tape combines Dunning & Underwood, aka Graham Dunning and Sam Underwood. The two have collaborated by using The Mammouth Beat Organ - an instrument described as "a two-player, semi-autonomous musical instrument". That got your attention didn't it!  
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Flying Lotus
Flamagra

Fresh off making people throw up in the cinema with Kuso, Flying Lotus is back at it again with his latest album Flamagra. As always, the album is a frenetic maelstrom of hip-hop, R&B, jazz, soul, funk, beats, and whatever else Mr Lotus managed to put on between joints. He's also managed to fit in enough guests for a decent music festival with Solange, Tierra Whack and George Clinton appearing as well as lots (and lots) more.

Soft Issues
Soft Issues

Soft Issues, Leeds’ finest new power electronics outfit, release their debut full-length via Opal Tapes (Karen Gwyer, Wanda Group). A duo who also turn out for (among others) Cattle and The Shits, together they make a screeching racket of electronic drums, synths and machine malfunctions. This is all topped off by vocals that range from a snarl to a scream. We hear they love Afrobeat, though there's no evidence of that across these eleven tracks. 50p extra garlic.

Dennis Young
Primitive Substance

Dennis Young began work on the Primitive Substance LP with Andy Gomory in the second half of the 1980’s, laying down basic tracks at Gomory’s studio in New Jersey. Over the next fifteen-odd years the ex-Liquid Liquid fellow Young continued to expand the material, bringing in various guests to build on the vaguely fourth-world-ish rhythm tracks he’d laid down with Gomory. The resulting record, only now getting a release through Athens Of The North (J.O.B. Band, Brief Encounter), is a funny mix of New Age grooves and jazz-fusion techniques. Think My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

SPIME.IM
Exaland

Following will.i.am in having a name that is also a website address, SPIME.IM release Exaland. More than anyone else the band bring to mind the multimedia collective japes of Amnesia Scanner, even playing in the same musical ball pit as the Berlin duo. They also have a handle on vocal manipulation that recalls Holly Herndon.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Howlround
The Debatable Lands

Touch Records (Oren Ambarchi, Philip Jeck) drop an LP of phasing experiments from Howlround. Howlround mastermind Robin The Fog created all of the sounds on this record with nothing other than some loops of tape and a microphone. Stretching and bending his tape ala Steve Reich, the resulting record is a set of jittery concrete pulses.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Zomby
Vanta

The shadowy electronic artist known as Zomby moves over to Bedouin Records for his latest 12” EP. Consisting of five tracks of comparatively unreconstructed techno that sounds nothing like dubstep - at least in comparison to his previous outings - Vanta looks likely to be another fascinating addition to a discography that’s dipped a toe in basically every sub-genre of British dance music going. 
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

K-X-P
IV

Futuristic synth / disco / rave lads K-X-P with a deep dive into ideas of 'depth of time, non-linear time and escapism'. Far from being a po-faced, academic, or and aloof work, this album promises to be a thrilling electronic joy-ride. IV is only three tracks long, which offers a sonic cohesiveness that is a joy to hear. On Svart.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

The Exaltics
II Worlds

II Worlds sees The Exaltics (Robert Witschakowski) back on Clone West Coast Series for the first time in half a decade. Witschakowski marks this occasion with a set of deliciously dark astral electro. These tracks are sort of like the sonic equivalent of when things start to go south in Alien. No cats though.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

MATTHS
Velocet

Synthy beats with a very satisfying build from MATTHS (no I don't know what that second 'T' is for). Reminds me of some of James Holden's more euphoric moments, with modular synth lines all colliding in a million different ways. Highlight is the a-side which is probably as much of a pick-me-up as a fresh cup of coffee.
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  • FCR
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Yellow Magic Orchestra
Technodelic

The sound of Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Technodelic should really be obvious from the title. The fifth album from these synth-pop experimenters is now remembered for its radical, and extremely early, use of sampling. This makes the record more minimal, but their TR-808 drum machine and new wave charm are still present.  As with the rest of their YMO reissue series, Music on Vinyl have pressed this to 180 gram vinyl and made the first 1000 copies transparent.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

OKADA
Life Is But An Empty Dream

Seventh full-length album from avant-garde artist Gregory Pappas, recording under his moniker OKADA. Consisting of four lengthy pieces of largely ambient but occasionally violent and cathartic electronica, Life Is But An Empty Dream is also the first album from Pappas to ever be pressed on to vinyl.

J-E-T-S
ZOOSPA

Here come the warm J-E-T-S. This is a new team-up between serial club botherers Machinedrum and Jimmy Edgar, and on their wackily-named first LP ZOOSPA the pair use their know-how to create thick, metallic-sounding beats. There’s not really one style you can pin down here - rather, J-E-T-S have that kind of mish-mash R ‘n’ B/hip-hop/EDM sound that works so well for Hudson Mohawke. ZOOSPA is bolstered by some great guest appearances from (among others) Dawn Richard and Mykki Blanco.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Matias Aguayo
Support Alien Invasion

Chilean/German artist Matias Aguayo’s last album was The Visitor in 2013. About the only rule with this chap is that there will be dancing, and this by no means guarantees 4/4 rhythms. In fact, Support Alien Invasion seems dead keen to slip around and between typical time signatures. Aguayo’s impressive success lies in navigating this tricky minimal terrain without losing grip of the party or resembling too closely his stern, clanking German associates.

Craig Leon
Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 2: The Canon

Craig Leon (who produced the first Ramones and Suicide albums!) revisits the ideas he established on his 80s records. Along with regular collaborator Cassell Webb, Leon explores the abstract and the alien to near euphoric effect. Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 2: The Canon has been a long time coming. It was worth the wait. On RVNG Intl.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

LHASA
Acetabularia

First-time re-issue of the 1988 debut 12” single from Lhasa, the brainchild of German ‘New Beat’ pioneer Alain Raes, featuring four bonus tracks. Combining the pulse of Detroit techno with the chilliness of film-noir soundtracks, ‘Acetabularia’ and its B-side ‘Acetatechno’ both contained samples from classic satirical movie ‘Dr. Strangelove…’. 

Com Truise
Persuasion System

Los Angeles based Com Truise returns to Ghostly International for his follow up to 2017’s Iteration. This mini LP see the producer take a re-approach to his craft, taking a fresh palette of sounds and techniques whilst retaining his signature 80s/VHS warmth, and of course the Linn Drum is still highly prevalent.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Teleman
Family of Remixes

They are a rather good band Teleman. Nice and winsome with a krauty edge. I'm not sure how suited they are to the remix format but this CD only round up of all the remixes commissioned for their latest album Family of Aliens may give us some idea. I've barely heard of a name on it but presumably this is because all are London tastemaker type artists. Might bring an added electronic pulse to their nice sounds though.  

Lost Souls of Saturn
Lost Souls of Saturn

An essential for fans of ambient house, this is the full-length debut album from Lost Souls of Saturn, a multimedia project conceived in the live arena by DJs Seth Troxler and Phil Moffa. Lost Souls of Saturn is two LPs’ worth of dub, acid house and all manner of samples sourced from extensive crate-digging.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Holly Herndon
PROTO

Like it or lump it, A.I. and other forms of automation are playing increasing roles in everyday human life. It’ll be good and bad, but it won’t be stopped. Tech pop boffin Holly Herndon’s newun PROTO looks to the exciting and optimistic possibilities of ensuring such changes are on human terms. The tracks were created with assistance from her specially trained A.I., Spawn. Attabot, Spawn.
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Atsushi Izumi
Verdigris EP

Osaka based Atsushi Izumi knows how to channel his background in sound design into creating truly potent and destructive techno. Just as capable of using drawn out synths to create tension, as he is in using noisy, fractured drums to detonate said tension. Verdigris EP is pain and pleasure and released by Thrènes Records.

My Girlfriend
Apron EP

My Girlfriend - try saying it like Borat says ‘my wife!’ - are a precocious house duo from Brazil. One of them, Ben Sallum, started work on the Apron EP when he was just 15 years old. This six-track set compiles some of the jams Sallum and his partner Pedro Zopelar have laid down in the past three years. Luxurious, velvety deep house that’s not dissimilar to the output of Apron boss Steven Julien (aka Funkineven). My Girlfriend!
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Alessandro Adriani
Morphic Dreams

Alessandro Adriani sure does keep busy. As well as running the excellent Mannequin Records, Adriani also cranks out wedges of prime industrial electronics at an impressive clip. His sophomore LP Morphic Dreams finds Adriani back on Stroboscopic Artefacts (Efdemin, L.B. Dub Corp) and running his usual gauntlet of electro, minimal wave, industrial techno and Gothic post-punk.

Pistol Disco
Organs & Drums / Beat Of The Tune

Track one from this 7-inch, Organs & Drums, doesn't actually contain too many organs and drums. Track two, Beat of the Tune, does. It confused me when I first listened to it. I digress. This wonderful 7" from Germany-based Alexander Palmestål and Sweden-based Mikael Enqvist is different from the type of music they usually produce, but is still worthy of any German and/or Swedish music collection*. Released on Hoga Nord.      *not exclusive to German and/or Swedish music collections. 

Eric Copeland
Trogg Modal Vol. 1 (Remixes)

Eric Copeland’s excellent first Trogg Modal LP gets served four ways on this remix set. With its set of lo-fi freak beats, Copeland’s album provides rich pickings for the quartet of Parris, RAMZi, Lokler and Gerry Read to feast upon. As such we get everything from EBM to Balearic house to anti-techno (Lokier, RAMZi and Parris in that order) across Trogg Modal Vol. 1 (Remixes).
  • Label(s):
  • DFA
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Basic Rhythm
On The Threshold

Anthoney Hart (East Man, Imaginary Forces) returns to the prestigious Planet Mu label under his Basic Rhythm alias after a short absence, with On The Threshold. A collection that promises to be a treat for DJs, it sprawls from drum’n’bass to jungle and hardcore on a thread of thoughtfulness and experimentalism. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ruf Dug
Ruf Dug presents The Committee

On this genre-blending five-track EP of dub, soul and jazz, Manchester-based record store owner and producer Ruf Dug assembles a cast of friends and musical fellow-travellers to present The Committee. Recorded in less than a fortnight at the collective’s own studio in South London, this short but immensely fun collection is a testament to the powers of collaboration. 
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Proem
Until Here For Years

Back to the old style for Proem, checking in on the more experimental ends of electronica to see what can be done. Until Here For Years uses abstract details and pieces of data related to synths and such to seed expansive pieces that should viscerally delight as much as thoughtfully intrigue. Released by n5MD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Biosphere
The Senja Recordings

Senja lies close to Tromsø, the beloved Arctic Norwegian town and home of Geir “Biosphere” Jenssen. His new album The Senja Recordings comprises both outdoor recordings and studio improvisations created on the titular island. Obviously essential Arctic ambient listening, it’ll Senja into a daze, Senja to a happy state or Senja to sleep.

Kedr Livanskiy
Ariadna

After her acclaimed January Sun EP Moscow based producer Kedr Livanskiy returns to the 2MR label for her debut full length album. A solo artist with a love of synthesizers and experiments with a mix of NEU! motorik krautrock, Boards Of Canada ambience and Grimes esque pop. Dreamy and atmospheric but with a sense of urgency.
  • Label(s):
  • 2MR
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM