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Angel-Ho
Red Devil

A fearsome electronic journey on Red Devil sees Angel-Ho explore violent and menacing textures over nine tracks. The immediate impression suggests an influence from Coil, in their uniquely paranoid and oppressed way, but contemporary grime and techno influences lend a modern energy and dance floor potential. 
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Selling
On Reflection

What happens when two Big Names in electronic music - to wit, Gold Panda and half of Simian Mobile Disco - join creative forces and make an album? Selling, that’s what. And likely the selling of the Selling record. Seems that GP provides the fuzzy warmth while Jas Shaw lends his shiny techno craft and between them good thing happen.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

NYZ
SHFTR FRQ

NYZ hits the vinyl for the first time! This project brings algorithms into the game, with Dave Burraston’s so-called ‘MANIAC cellular automata sequencer’ spitting out generative sounds to twist our synapses. SHFTR FRQ features fourteen quick-fire blasts, while the whole B-side is made up of one deep drone stretch. True computer music, on The Death Of Rave.
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The Cop Killers
The Cop Killers

Italian industrial music doesn’t sound like it should be a thing, but The Cop Killers’ one and only album is perhaps the finest example of the micro-genre in existence. Originally released on cassette only in 1982 and now presented on vinyl with extensive liner notes, The Cop Killers was a bleak and brutal experience but one which contained seeds of optimism amid the dystopia. 
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various (Caterina Barbieri, Space Afrika, Nkisi, Mannerfelt, Mumdance & Logos)
Shared Meanings

Here we have a 12” sampler featuring highlights from the huge Shared Meaning mix by Mumdance. It features tracks by Mumdance & Logos, Peder Mannerfelt, Kinega, Space Africa and Caterina Barbieri. The music ranges from Chicago house to Congolese techno to absorbing ambience. 5-track EP on Shared Meanings.
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The 7th Plain
Chronicles III

Luke Slater’s post-rave project The Seventh Plain changes gear for the third installment of his compilation series. Chronicles III. Here the music is more free form and built on fractured rhythms. The music here is taken from Slater’s releases on General Production Recordings label. Double LP and CD on A-Ton.

The 7th Plain
Chronicles II

Chronicles II by The Seventh Plain compiles previously released tracks from the albums The 4 Cornered Room and My Yellow Wise Rug plus a bunch of previously unreleased tracks that any fan of Luke Slater’s work would not want to be without. The project set out to stretch the techno genre as far into outer space as possible. Double LP and CD on A-Ton.

Thomas Fehlmann
1929 – Das Jahr Babylon

Thomas Fehlmann may have turned 60 last year, but despite his advancing years the part-time member of The Orb shows no signs of slowing down. In fact he’s increased his output recently - 1929 - Das Jahr Babylon is Fehlmann’s third full-length release of 2018. It might be his best, too. The music here was made as a soundtrack for a documentary/podcast series. The murky anti-techno rhythms, foggy reverbs and eerie choral samples here make for an evocative and melancholy listen.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

The 7th Plain
Chronicles

Techno legend Luke Slater is compiling his The Seventh Plain project over three releases. Chronicles I was released in 2016, now with the release of Chronicles II and III, we have this box set containing all three. The spacey, post-rave explorations were far reaching and emotionally affecting. 6LP box set with essay by Joe Muggs and stickers on A-Ton.

Discrete Circuit & Mark Broom
MBDC

Some techno-ass techno here from Discrete Circuit and Mark Broom. The pair have crossed paths before, but MBDC is the first time that they produced a body of work together. They come through with three big-room tools that occasionally have an acid whiff to them (see ‘MBDC2’). H4L gives ‘MBDC2’ a skittering electro flip to close out the record.
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Sacred Tapestry
Shader Complete

Dizzyingly productive alias-hopper Ramona Xavier (Vektroid, Macintosh Plus, dstnt et al), best known as a vapourwave heavyweight, reworked her 2012 album Sacred Tapestry in 2016 and now here it is again, getting its first wax treatment from Aguirre. Ranges from cloudy ambience not unlike even Alva Noto’s Xerrox stuff to more typical, screwed old jingletastic vapes.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Marie Davidson
So Right EP

Marie Davidson drops an EP centred around her song ‘So Right’, a track that was one of the standout moments of her excellent Ninja Tune full-length Working Class Woman. The So Right EP splits neatly down the middle - the first half presents an extended version of the title track and a John Talabot remix, the second gives us a Davidson original entitled ‘La Ecstase’ as well as a Silent Servant re-rub.

The Doubtful Guest
Voyage To Blacklantis

Nowt has been heard from The Doubtful Guest in over a decade, but she returns now with the Voyage To Blacklantis EP. The breakcore super-pace has been jettisoned here for a suite of ambient electronics, with deep watery bass and woozy synth chord modulations. What a way to break a silence! 12” on Arcola.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Bone Head
Soft Power

Having previously worked as one half of DVA Damas and sitting on the imaginary dividing line between techno and post-punk, Los Angeles-based Joe Cocherell unveils his new solo project Bone Head and its debut release Soft Power on Warp subsidiary Arcola. Four tracks of minimal techno and insurrectionary spirit. 
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Justin Walter
Unseen Forces

Justin Walter plays the EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) ‘wind-synth’ that is mainly seen in the hands of the Sun Ra Arkestra’s Marshall Allen these days. But Unseen Forces doesn’t hide the instrument in a large ensemble: it puts the EVI out there solo, in a set of semi-improvised and sometimes re-sequenced performances. A pretty unique record, out on Kranky.

Robotiko Rejekto
Rejekto

To celebrate their thirtieth release Optimo Trax have looked back, found this gem from 1987 that label boss JD Twitch loved, and thought it would be a fitting treat to release it for it’s anniversary as well. Produced by Ralf Henrich and Andreas Tomalla, Rejekto was techno before it was techno, with a slamming 80s snare.
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Bryce Hackford
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Style-roving New York producer Bryce Hackford is here with a EP on Youth. With previous work tracing from synthpop to ambient, this here trio of new tunes is all rather wonky, improvised lo-fi house. The A is particularly heavy and minimal with a pair of chunky cuts, all twanging bass and carbonised drones. Bryce reserves the B for a more melodic focus to the hooks.

The Modern Institute
Another Exhibition

Golden Teacher spin-off The Modern Institute stick it to the bourgeoisie art world with Another Exhibition, complete with a Pseuds’ Corner press release. I would warn against confusing this reissued cassette's staggeringly insipid title with the more recent Another Exhibition at the Modern Institute, but that would spoil the duo’s game. Gritty post-industrial post-techno, sound art and spoken word.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Eszaid
Eurosouvenir

The latest release on Collapsing Market (Buttechno, Leif) is the debut LP from label co-founder Eszaid. With Eurosouvenir we find the one born Louis Vial exploring the failure of the European project in a style that hops around the borders of techno, ambient and musique concrete. The moody, skittering rhythms of cuts like 'XEU.4217' and ‘Alicante’ nod to Ron Morelli, Don’t DJ and Evitceles.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Langham Research Centre
Tape Reworks Vol. 1 – Remixes by Jim O'Rourke and Group A

Radiophonic experimentalists, Langham Research Centre, find their music going under more experimentations from Jim O’Rourke and Group A. Tape Reworks Vol. 1 sees Chicago producer and musician, Jim O’Rourke, build on the sparseness of their track Quasar Melodics whilst Berlin’s Group A take on Perpetual Motions, blending melancholy and clattering rhythms. 7" single on Nonclassical.

Various
Peace Radio Dublab

Radio Free Los Angeles - more commonly known as Dublab - drops a friends-and-family compilation. The non-profit internet broadcaster have made plenty of allies over the course of almost two decades in the game. On Peace Radio Dublab a selection of associates that includes Matthewdavid, Daedelus and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith offer up new material for the LP.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

The Higher
The Core

XL drop an EP of rave revivalism from The Higher. The Core’s mix of breaks, hardcore synths and various other bits of junglist ephemera means that it continues the trend of retrotastic XL releases that also includes recent material by Overmono and Jonny L. Fans of those recent Skanna reissues should also check this one.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Delroy Edwards & Dean Blunt
Desert Sessions

Dean Blunt is known for his genre-hopping and maverick approach to making music. He was previously one half of the duo Hype Williams. Delroy Edwards is from L.A. but now lives in New York and has previously work with Ron Morelli, found of the L.I.E.S. label. The pair met in the desert for a musical face-off in 2017. Here, in these grooves is what went down. LP on L.A. Club Resource.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

OAKE
Live in Marseille

VAAGNER present a vinyl edition of a cassette originally released in 2015 on Ascetic House. 'Live in Marseille' documents a stunning performance from OAKE, the duo of Eric Goldstein and Konstanze Bathseba Zippora, captured in Marseille, France, 18 October 2014. If you've heard their records on Downwards, Stroboscopic Artefacts and SNTS you will know that the duo deal in an intense sound which is as heavy as it is beautifully ethereal. A mesmerising ride through heaven and hell. Remastered and cut @ Dubplates & Mastering.

Patterns
Waking Lines


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Tangerine Dream
Sessions 1

Throughout their long career, kosmische pioneers Tangerine Dream have been renowned for their impressive live shows. This latest LP sets out to prove that, despite having been at it for about a half-century at this stage, the group can still teach the new guard a thing or two. Both sides - A was recorded in Budapest, while B was laid down in Hong Kong - are masterclasses in improvisational electronics. Out via Invisible Hands.

Heinali
Anthem

Oleg Shpudeiko has suggested that the existence of this album is linked to a therapeutic journey of recovery from emotional darkness. Given the depth of emotion present in the rich sonic world it presents, this is easy to imagine. The album utilises various methods of production and structuring, blending techniques from Shpudeiko’s modern-classical work with approaches to composition you might find on a film soundtrack. The electronic elements are prominent, with circular repetitions bringing the work close to the very outer reaches of techno and more ambient forms of noise, sat comfortably in the world of soundscape-informed music alongside Abul Mogard or Ben Frost.

Phillip Werren
Electronic Music

Presumably when Phillip Werren released Electronic Music that phrase hadn't quite become the mostly useless genre name it is now. Between 1967 and 1971 Werren recorded in Poland and Canada on one of the earliest modular Buchla's, creating unsettling and immersive musical experiments. There's also a bit of tape manipulation for good measure. Vital listening for fans of Xenakis, Stockhausen and the rest.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Denis Wise
Wize Music

Denis Wise, no, not former Chelsea, Wimbledon, Millwall and reality TV irritant, but the electronic/ambient/ experimental tape pioneer who has worked with Bill Laswell and Gong’s Daevid Allen. Wize Music compiles his work for the first time from his very difficult to find self-pressed LPs to work he contributed to projects with members of the Emerald Web Band. LP on Finders Keepers.

Manonmars
Manonmars

Manonmars is somewhat of an enigma. The Bristolian rapper unleashes his debut album via Young Echo Records and the label regard him as something quite special. The self-titled album has been produced by OSVMVSM - the ambient/dub duo of Sam Barrett and Amos Childs. Their production matches the rapper's enigmatic persona and treacle-laced tones. 180g vinyl LP on Young Echo Records.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Carcass Identity
Carcass Identity EP

Italian label Random Numbers (Mudwise, Marco Unzip) hit a dozen releases with a strange EP from Carcass Identity. This Belgian-based duo turn in four tunes of queasy, often hostile techno on Carcass Identity EP. The likes of ‘Reflexion Ocean’ and ‘Narrenschiff’ are dub-heavy without really being dub techno. There’s a little of Pablo’s Eye and Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement to this one.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

ElpH vs Coil
Worship The Glitch

More Coil!!! If you like the stuff they do on purpose but feel like you're missing out on their accidents, then this is the release for you. ElpH as it turns out is not another artist, but the name they gave to the spirit causing their equipment to glitch. And on Worship the Glitch, they do just that. Harnessing the mistakes to make something spectral.
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NHK yx Koyxen / Kohei Matsunaga & Masayuki Imanishi
Self Split EP

I really admire Kouhei Matsunaga’s dedication to carving out multiple different artistic identities for himself, and I admire even more so his obtuse decision here to mash those identities back together again. The Self Split EP credits Kouhei alongside Speedy K and NHK yx koyxen, both of whom are also himself: only Masayuki Imanishi is an actual different person. The four tracks are suitably wild and enticing, whoever made them. Diagonal 12”
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Matthias Puech
Alpestres

Matthias Puech is a builder of modular synths, and also a user of those synths, in this case creating an abstract electronic soundscape that also evokes in some way an Alpine hike. Alpestres actually has a lot of sonic focus and narrative drive for a modular synth record, with evocative titles in various European languages to help the listener off on their sonic trip up the mountain.
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Soluce
Birth

Vibrant Music continue to release music that is vibrant with Birth, an album by Soluce. That’s the long-time-coming collaboration between Konstantinos Soublis (Fluxion) and Savvas Ystatis (Omicron in the 90s), who are not only firm old friends but neighbours too! They put their combined skills to great use here, producing resonant, minimal and lush ambient techno.

Rings Around Saturn
Rings Around Saturn

Melbourne techno producer Rory McPike is back as Rings Around Saturn. His new, self-titled album flows with a range of abstract and dance-floor styles. McPike stylishly applies his considerable talents to 11 tracks here, delivering fizzing, pulsating new wave techno and imposing abstract electronics on a double-pack LP. 300 copies only. On Brokntoys records.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Finlay Shakespeare
Routine

Bristol-based Finlay Shakespeare is new to the Editions Mego label. His Routine EP announces his arrival in no uncertain terms - an electro beast providing a beefed-up blend of AFX, New Order and Cabaret Voltare and techno pop. Mastered by Russell Haswell. 7” on Editions Mego with artwork by Nik Void.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Hanno Leichtmann
Nouvelle Aventure

Ever the innovator, Thomas Herbst’s Karlrecords (Iannis Xenakis, John Cage) release a new LP from Hanno Leichtmann. On Nouvelle Aventure we find Leichtmann playing around with the 70-year-old archive of the Darmstadt Summer Courses For New Music - a programme that featured (among others) Xenakis, Karlheinz Stockhausen and György Ligeti. He treats the source material in all sorts of ways here (micro-loops, re-recording, tape manipulation etc.) and comes up with a record of Nurse With Wound-ish musique concrete.

Drew McDowall
The Third Helix

Drew McDowall, formerly of Coil, once again delves into the concepts that drove those legendary sonic explorers. On The Third Helix, McDowall experiments with dark and twisted electronics, creating eight tracks that are ideal for looking inward. Intense and visceral, this is music from the most severe of trances.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Andrew Liles
Other Worlds Other Monsters

Famed British experimentalist Andrew Liles drops a new LP. Other Worlds Other Monsters sees the former Faust/Current 93 collaborator journeying into the world of ‘70s and ‘80s sci-fi soundtracks. That means there’s a lot of bleeps, a lot of bloops and a lot of vocoder on this thing. Somewhere out there Richard Ayoade and Matthew Holness are inking up their quills and penning a new series of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

RS Produções
Bagdad Style

Portugal's seemingly infinite well of talent keeps emerging via the always on point Príncipe label. RS Produções are a crew of youngsters currently bringing plenty of fire to the dance. 'Bagdad Style' was produced by posse core members DJ Narciso and Nuno Beats and brings eight cuts of stripped back, percussive grooves via Batida, electro/house and Kuduro mutations, that'll ignite a dancefloor and have plenty of booty's shakin'. Consistent heat from the label that brought us DJ Marfox, Niagara, DJ Lycox, Nídia Minaj, DJ Lilocox, P. Adrix etc.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various / Prins Thomas
Smalltown Supersound 25 (The Movement Of Free Spirit Mixed By Prins Thomas)

Smalltown Supersound is one of the good ones. Over the past quarter-century Joakim Haugland’s label has grown from a teenage bedroom operation into one of the most respected imprints in contemporary electronics. To celebrate their milestone birthday Haugland has enlisted the services of Smalltown veteran Prins Thomas for The Movement Of Free Spirit, a mega-mix of tunes released on STS down the years. The CD boxset contains three mixes and the first one of those has been pressed for the vinyl edition.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Space Is The Plaice

Big old super-compilation by the Pussyfoot label, featuring tracks from twenty-eight artists, all intersecting in some way with the theme of space, with all the attendant implications of prog wildness and synth-futurism. Artists featured included Ancient Lights with Flowdan, Jacknife Lee, Pye Corner Audio and Fantastic Plastic Machine: something here for everyone no doubt.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Lindstrom
It’s Alright Between Us As It Is

Lindstrøm is back baby, with his first solo album for a whole half-decade! We can of course count on Lindstrøm to deliver the goods, and his highly professional approach to spacey future-disco is in full effect on It’s Alright Between Us As It Is, which is designed to be enjoyed in one continuous sweep. Guest vocalists include Grace Hall and Jenny Hval!

CUTS
A Gradual Decline

After dropping a few EPs on Village Green Recordings (Ben Chatwin, Ellis Island Sound) Bristolian producer CUTS (Anthony Tombling Jr.) now comes through with his debut LP for the label. A Gradual Decline is a record of emotive instrumental synth-pop pitched somewhere between the glacial ambiences of the Icelandic school and the more immediate compositions of someone like Ben Frost.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Throwing Snow
Loma

Throwing Snow, AKA London-based Ross Tones makes music that combines dubstep, house, UK funky and post rock. Loma consists of eight tracks, compilling his recent series of EPs, including a mammoth 11-minute remix by Brooklyn-based Octa Octa. Double coloured vinyl LP (one yellow disc one green) and CD on Houndstooth.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Mr. Mitch
Primary Progressive

After releasing a couple of LPs on Planet Mu, man like Mr. Mitch drops a record on his own Gobstopper Records (Iglew, Dark0) for the first time since 2014. The five-track EP Primary Progressive is another dark, detailed affair of post-grime realness from a producer who simply does not cop the respect he deserves. The likes of ‘Settle’ also display a new-found operatic fragility reminiscent of early Jlin.

Dalham
Janus

Dalham's debut 'Waves' was a word-of-mouth hit here at Norman Records. You all went a bit crazy for its slo-mo, sci-fi, electronic doom and its pressing of 250 sold out pretty damn quick. So it's great news that the mysterious bod behind Dalham has returned with a brand new opus of blurry electronics and eerie soundscapes. 'Janus' is available in a micro edition of 250 copies, in reverse board sleeve as a one-time pressing. No re-press, ever.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Pop Ambient 2019

Ah you can set your watch by it....and terrify yourself that it seems to have been about three years since Pop Ambient 2001. Yes for fans of ambient music, time is marked by these compilations from Kompakt. The curators always seem to find something new and this year sees contributions from Coupler, Last Train To Brooklyn, The Black Frame, Yui Onodera Max Würde, Triola aka Jörg Burger / The Modernist, Thomas Fehlmann. Not always household named but part of the charm of these things is discovery.  

Coil presents Black Light District
A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room

More Coil re-issues and this is from 1996 when  Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson and John Balance were joined by Drew McDowall but rather than being the 'poochie' of the show, the new name helped the group take a left turn back to the more avant garde pursuits and experimental electronics. 
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Positive Centre
The Leaf Switch

Opal Tapes. Very good label. One of the best, in fact. If you’re unfamiliar with the Teesside imprint then Positive Centre’s The Leaf Switch is as good a place to start as any. This is a record of terse, frosty electronics/found sound instrumentals. They range from dog-eared synth ambiences to the kind of obtuse anti-techno that The Trilogy Tapes has been so keen on recently.

Gondwana
Miccaotli

Andrea Taeggi, one of the fellas from Lumisokea, brings back his Gondwanana alias for a super-punchy spacey trip. Miccaotli is crammed with bold drum programming and fresh synth sounds and sharp effects, but the production is still rigourous and tight: everything deployed very efficiently and with a good feel for space. Opal Tapes 12”.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Emra Grid
Shay’s Vacation House

More dark ambient devilry from the excellent Opal Tapes (Soft Issues, Fret) here. Emra Grid’s Shay’s Vacation House is a set of murky drones that will appeal to anyone who’s been enjoying The Stone Tapes’ recent output. Grouper and His Name Is Alive are also mixed up in Shay’s Vacation House.

Lyra Valenza
Scan, Deliver

Opal Tapes offshoot Black Opal (Metrist, J Albert) drop an excellent debut EP from Denmark’s Lyra Valenza. The duo of Hjalte and Severin’s Jens Konrad turn in four tracks of rave hyperrealism on Scan, Deliver. Numbers like ‘Reality Blizz’ enmesh the post-trance explorations of Lorenzo Senni with Special Request’s wildside junglism. We look forward to hearing more from this lot.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
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Eric Copeland
Mixbone

A bunch of artists pile in on a couple of tracks from Eric Copeland’s 2017 LP Goofballs. The remixes here generally preserve the same zany machine malfunction vibe of the originals. Highlights include Physical Therapy’s halftime techno flip of ‘Mixer Shredder’ and Machine Woman’s snappy club refit of ‘Neckbone’. Also, NHK yx Koyxen’s version of ‘Neckbone’ makes you wonder what Wiley would be doing these if he’d ever developed an interest in electro.
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  • DFA

Northerner
End Of The Holiday

Those who have missed the evocative guitar playing of Vini Reilly over the last few years, should maybe check out Northerner (AKA Martin Cummings) to get their fix. This, his third full length album on Home Assembly, is full of perfect evocative soundscapes with a dusky balearic feel and laden with those gorgeous plangent guitar stylings over gently rolling electronica.  *UK EXCLUSIVE ON SILVER VINYL* (whilst stocks last).    

Djedjotronic
Cruising

Over the past few years Djedjotronic has released many a fine wedge of club tackle on Boysnoize Records. As such, a little stint on Central Processing Unit (DMX Krew, Neil Landstrumm) seems like a logical next step. Cruising contains four chunky electro-techno hybrids with a nice retro heft to them. The Drexciya is strong with this one.

Stine Janvin
Fake Synthetic Music

Norwegian composer and performer Stine Janvin enters PAN’s labyrinth with new album Fake Synthetic Music. Mainly for voice and delay, the album tests what can be done with such a limited (conceptually, at least) source of sound. Very exciting, and not to be brushed off as similar to Norwegian voice performer Maja Ratkje; the two get distinct results from their processes.
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  • PAN

Trentemøller / Various
Harbour Boat Trips Vol. 02 Copenhagen by Trentemøller

If you’ve ever visited the waterfronts of Copenhagen you’ve likely noticed the many, many harbour boat trips taking place. Apparently so has slick, leathery Danish DJ/composer Anders Trentemøller and therefore, here’s the second entry in his infrequent mix series named after the practice. You’ll find old obscure Danish pop songs, better-known non-Danish hits and a few surprises between.

Demian Licht & Eomac
ETXC003

The third record in Eomac’s ETXC series sees the Eotrax boss join forces with Demian Licht for a record of experimental electronic fare. On these two tracks the producers busy themselves with combing the outer reaches of techno. Their explorations see them end up in a no man’s land between dub techno, deconstructed club music and synthetic ambience.

Samantha Glass
Nine Memories Between Impression & Imprint

Samantha Glass returns to Texan label HoloDeck (Dylan Cameron, Derek Rogers) with a new LP. Nine Memories Between Impression & Imprint is another collection of retro-futurist bedroom electronica from Glass. The overall impression of the record is that of a moth-eaten copy of an Italians Do It Better album. There are similarities with fellow HoloDeck artist Marie Davidson.

Dictaphone
Collection

Dictaphone are a an electronic music project started by Oliver Doerell, who grew up in Brussels, in Berlin at some point in the late ‘90s. A couple of years later he was joined by Roger Doring. They bonded over the ‘80s Brussels music scene. They became a trio in 2009 when violin player, Alex Stolze joined. Collection gathers together their 4 albums on a very limited 4LP box set or 3CD set.

Richard Neale
Growth + Decay

Bespectacled producer Richard “Hexagonal Packaging” Neale follows last year’s Eves with new EP Growth + Decay. Though it retains its folky tinges, the spontaneous live instrumentation of Eves largely gives way to digital loops of short phrases, layered and built up into something quite dramatic. As before, mastered by James Plotkin.

Axel Rigaud
Transformation

Alex Rigaud mixes electronic music and jazz on his debut album, Transformation. The multi-instrumentalist, who hails from Paris, France, uses analogue synths and reed instruments such as sax and flute, which he often manipulates to create his original sound. Red and white coloured vinyl or CD on n5MD.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Utopia Cloak
Marina Garden

Utopia Cloak debuts on Film Records (Brainwaltzera, Steve Reich) with an album of carefully constructed electronica. The six cuts that make up Marina Garden draw from a few subsets of electronic music. Influences from synthwave, ambient pop, bedroom instrumentals and contemporary classical composition are all to be found across the record. Overall the thing has a bit of a Bonobo flex.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ensemble Economique
Radiate Through You

Brian Pyle is back  with another round of uneasy compositions for Denovali. You radiated through him on the last track of Light that Comes, Light that Goes and now it’s time to radiate through yourself. Or it’s time for him to radiate through you. With his music. Which wafts its gloomy way through ambient, chamber loops, shoegaze and the like.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

DMX Krew
Stellar Gateway

That cover looks familiar, doesn’t it? Almost like the stellar gateway scene from - oh, right. I see. DMX Krew (the primary of Rephlex and Breakin’ Records resident Edward Upton’s many, many pseudonyms) brings you Stellar Gateway, his new EP of crisp and gently acidic electro-grooves. Slightly less terrifying and considerably funkier than its Kubrickian namesake.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Jacques Greene
Focus

Jacques Greene with his first official release since 2017’s Feel Infinite LP here. Focus is one half of the Fever Focus EP, a record that can be purchased as a whole or in separate parts. The three tracks of Focus find Greene once more exploring the club as a space for dreaming and escapism through a mixture of sounds drawn from post-dubstep, deep house and r&b.

Vester Koza
Loader Mither

Vester Koza drops his debut LP via Houndstooth. Loader Mither - that means ‘a load of bother’, by the way - is one of those singular-minded records that both celebrate and mourn British rave culture. Track titles like ‘my well crap car (mardy mix)’ suggest an album that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but then the track’s deft assemblage of halcyon synths and skittering drums indicate otherwise. It’s all very Aphex Twin.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Long Arm
Darkly

‘Darkly’ centres around the piano. It’s what initially spurred Long Arm to create the record, a way of tackling and exploring the parameters of the instrument. However, what’s emerged out of this idea isn’t some stripped back affair, it’s a record that does focus on that instrument, but over the run-time the sound is intruded upon by myriad others. The double LP comes out via the Berlin-based label Project Mooncircle.    
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Murcof
Lost In Time

Fernando Corona is Murcof, a Mexican electronica artist who has gradually scaled back the beats in favour of samples and inspiration taken from modern classical music. Lost In Time intersects with the film of the same name, and uses aspects of the Goldberg Variations in order to create a deep and powerful new work. Released by Glacial Movements.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Soundtracks

Matt Robertson
Entology

You may not know the name but this man has worked with Björk, Cinematic Orchestra, Anohni and Bat For Lashes amongst others so he has quite a pedigree. His earlier album In Echelon was described as Nils Frahm meets Jon Hopkins which will hopefully whet your appetite for this his second batch of electronic and classical soundscapes. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Umwelt / Ryan James Ford
Untitled

Two sides of club-ready tools from Repitch Recordings. On Untitled they've got two tracks a piece from New Flesh / Rave Or Die's Umwelt and Ryan James Ford. Value! Umwelt's pair fall on the grittier electro/acid spectrum, while Ford's are a more modern: sleek and with drone. It's got to be good, one of them's Berlin based!
  • Vinyl 12" (RPTCH09)
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The Lotus Eaters
Desatura

Please be very very careful. This is not the 1980s Lotus Eaters famous for their 'First Picture of You' single. Instead these are two techno artists Lucy and Rrose. Here the two step away from the usual techno instrumentation and use synthesized sound and feedback to generate both textural and percussive elements to their music.  

Andrew Weatherall
Qualia

Andrew Weatherall is back already for another album, which means the less danceable Andy is out to play. Well, that's how the press release made it sound anyway; the previews tell a different story. Hoga Nord provide hosting duties this time, bringing his latest soothing, major-key opus to wax, complete with its references to such opposing poles as Kraftwerk and the entire European classical tradition. It's a real Moby Dick and Captain Ahab story.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Sofheso
Sofheso Archive

Over two hours of prolific Japanese producer Sofheso's recordings have been collated onto this deluxe archival double cassette retrospective, spanning the years 2014-2017. The selection was whittled down from eleven hours of material he sent the First Terrace label and is a revelatory showcase of the artist's unorthodox approach and singular vision of techno in its varying mutations and permutations. His original rhythmic architecture and fresh approach to texture creates complex sound sculptures that are a pleasure to wander inside as well as view from a distance.

System
Plus

For their new album Plus, Danish tinkerer trio System (Thomas Knak, Anders “Dub Tractor” Remmer and Jesper Skaaning) spent a couple of years turning sensitive arpeggibro keyboardist Nils Frahm’s source material into something likable. Various iterations of incandescent ambience, elegantly sculpted around damp and clicky digital processes, ensue.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Deena Abdelwahed
Khonnar

Deena Abdelwahed has her roots in the Tunisian alternative music scene. She went on to DJ everywhere around the world, including Boiler Room and Concrete. She has an EP under her belt which centred on club music. She has changed gear somewhat for her debut album, Khonnar, which is an atmospheric work, centering on introspection. Limited edition deluxe LP with poster on Infine.

Oberman Knocks
Trilate Shift

Ask not for whom the Oberman Knocks - he knocks for thee. The Mancunian electronic musician drops Trilate Shift, his third LP for Andrea Parker’s Aperture (T.e.s.o., Broken Bone). This album picks up where the previous two left off, all hissing electronic faunae and bone-rattling digital distortion. Muslimgauze, Modeselektor and Prurient all spring to mind.
  • Vinyl Double LP (AP012)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Spectral Empire
Iron Muscle

Iron Muscle by Spectral Empire comes across like a lost soundtrack to a dystopian sci-fi movie from the ‘80s. Dark, spooky synths interlaced with demonic electronic stabs and dramatic, tension-building beats. The duo are made up of George Thompson from Black Merlin and Kyle Martin from Vactrol Park. 180g vinyl 12” EP on Malka Tuti.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

PSSU
PSSU

You could have put money on this happening soon as Daniel Avery and Richard Fearless started working out of adjacent units in Leamouth studio. PSSU’s eponymous debut release finds Avery and Fearless combining their powers for the forces of good. Good techno, that is. While ‘307309’ is a psychedelic electro escapade, ‘Fabricated From Steel’ is droney and doomy.

B12
Time Tourist (Expanded Edition)

A classic of Warp’s golden era, B12’s 1996 album Time Tourist gets a landmark twenty-second anniversary reissue, including a few newly-unearthed alt versions for posterity. Michael Golding’s and Steve Rutter’s glistening, FM pad-drenched ambient IDM went all-in on the retrofuturistic sci-fi narratives for this one, topped off as they are with referential titles and Trevor Webb’s massive painted cover art. Excellent.

Chris Watson
Locations, Processed (Blue TB7 Series)

Chris Watson probably has the coolest CV of the original post-punk scene. Starting out as one of the founding members of Cabaret Voltaire, he has since become one of the world's premier recorders of nature, helping create meaningful soundscapes for David Attenborough's documentaries. On Locations, Processed he combines these practices, creating an audio odyssey using The Moog Sound Lab’s System 55 to celebrate the legendary Bob Moog.

mmph
Serenade

Last April came mmph’s debut EP Dear God. Now the young musician, aka LA-based Sae Heum Han, follows it up with Serenade and a view of what else is on his wall. This newun shows a continued interest in wild dynamics, dense, flitting sound design and melodramatic flourishes of choir, cinematic bass and heavy percussion. If Xiu Xiu made IDM it might come out something like this.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ai Messiah
Sentience & Sapience

Touch Sensitive (Barry Lynn, Autumns) get spooked by how near the singularity is and decide to drop a record that imagines a totally assimilated future. AI Messiah’s sound is a digi-psychedlia of drones, ambiences, tape loops and processed guitars. Boundaries between organic and synthetic are purposely deconstructed on Sentience And Sapience, an album of Boards Of Canada-style electronica that balances the beautiful and the dystopian to good effect.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Hugo Massein
Remnants / London Underground 2014 - 16

Six tracks Hugo Massein produced back in 2014-2016, during the peak years of the deep tech scene in London. Massein has been a key player in the scene and Remnants / London Underground now offers us the opportunity to hear some of his most creative and varied work in the genre. Released on Keysound Recordings.

Geotic
Traversa

Blissful indie-techno producer Geotic, alias of Will Wiesenfield (better-known as Baths), with another album packed with soulful and warm beats. Geotic's albums so far have contained dance music for dancing by yourself, for staring out of train windows: dance for when you're okay with being by yourself. And based on first single Gondolier, Traversa will continue that trend.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

The Gasman
Controlled Hallucination

Busy bee Christopher Adam “The Gasman” Reeves drops his nineteenth album - his second with English label Onomatopoeia - the reassuringly-titled Controlled Hallucination. The lush, 80s style of Aeriform rather gives way to a bit of a melting pot this time around, ranging from dancefloor stuff (‘New Chair’) to cheeky, Plaid-esque melodic IDM (‘flash 7’)
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois
Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois

Well I would never have put them two together but it is definitely the former U2 and Bob Dylan producer collabing with breakcore nutcase Aaron Funk of Venetian Snares. Both are, though, Canadian and those lads stick together. Funk did the drums whilst Lanois added pedal steel and weaved the unlikely sounds together. Sure to be one of the most unique records of 2018. Looking forward to hearing the snappily titled 'HpShk5050 P127'.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Michele Mercure
Beside Herself

RVNG Intl collects some of Michel Mercure’s early minimal synth and experimental electronics compositions. All of the tunes that make up Beside Herself were initially issued on cassettes self-released by Mercure between 1983 and 1990. These lo-fi ditties will appeal to fans of Pauline Anna Storm and The Nightcrawlers.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Reto A Ichi (aka Prefuse 73)
The Lapse Of The Exchange / Alone Moving Often

Who is this new kid on the block? Guess again! It’s none other than Mr. Prefuse 73 himself, Guillermo Herren. Can’t refuse the Prefuse. Here we have a double-album narrative that begins in Manhattan’s Chinatown and is driven by the foulness of city life out into the peaceful sticks. Lots of intricate, Prefuse-esque melodies and sample-slicery to enjoy.
  • Label(s):
  • !K7
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Yoshinori Hayashi
Ambivalence

Transcending genres like Nosaj Thing on a detuned bicycle, Japanese producer Yosinori Hayashi’s debut album is a collage of bongo breakbeats, forlorn jazz samples, and wobbly synthesizers. Ambivalence. We'll say it reminds of ill-maintained carnival ride and of undiscovered Boards of Canada b-sides, but a little stranger.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Max Graef
Lo Siento Mucho Pero No Hablo Tu Idioma

Berliner, Max Graef, returns four years after his highly-rated debut Rivers Of The Red Planet with Lo Siento Mucho Pero No Hablo Tu Idioma - or I’m Very Sorry But I Don’t Speak Your Language, as my basic Spanish leads me to understand. Graef says of the record that it he approached it in an unmusical way - more experimental than its predecessor in terms of instrumentation and recording venues. Double LP on Tartelet.
  • Vinyl Double LP (TARTALB9)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Maxxxbass
Gone Fishing

Long Island Electrical Systems aka L.I.E.S. love a bit of obfuscation, and this latest LP from Maxxx Bass has heaps of it. The strange cover, the lack of track titles and the obtuse, drifting sonics within Gone Fishing will have been music to label-boss Ron Morelli’s ears. That said, this is not an unwelcoming record from an artist who has previously released on L.I.E.S. through his group KWC 92. Found sound, FM electronics, synth choirs and gentle flutes all bob in the stream of this nine-part affair. The overall effect lands somewhere between Fennesz and a wordless Panda Bear.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Fernando
s/t

Spooky electro from the Brooklyn based experimental electronic music label L.I.E.S.. Fernando takes the long stagnant genre and twists it into something that feels new. There's a touch of the hauntological about these tracks too, as though Fernando has had to dig them up and rescue each one.

E-Talking / Laksa
Blue 04

E-Talking and Laksa contribute a track each to the latest entry of Whities’ Blue series (BFTT, Lanark Artefax). ‘Telephone Rose’ may be E-Talking’s solo debut (they’re active as part of French duo Nummer) but the aesthetic is remarkably fully-formed here. The tune oscillates between cavernous big-room techno and trippy samples to hypnotic effect. On the flip Laksa brings some soundsystem heat similar to his recent drops for Ilian Tape.
  • Vinyl 12" (WHYTBLU04)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

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