Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Cygnus
Deep Analysis

Texan electran Cygnus returns to Central Processing Unit for the first time in a while. You know what you’re gonna get when you see these two pair up. Deep Analysis is another set of sea-sick club jams that sound like someone spilling orangeade all over Drexciya’s equipment. A couple of the Deep Analysis jams even come replete with some vocoder-laden vocals.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Dancing In Darkness: EBM, Black Synth & Dark Beats From The 80s

EBM?  Electronic Body Music, the sort of dark, proto-techno, industrial music pioneered by the likes of Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Deutsch Amerikanische Freudschaft - all of which are included on Dancing In Darkness: EBM, Black Synth & Dark Beats From The 80s. It's a comprehensive look at the darker sounds of the '80s and includes many dancefloor fillers and off-the-wall noises. 

Snow Ghosts
A Quiet Ritual

Following the first phase of their career, which saw an incredible nine records in a little over three years, Snow Ghosts return with yet another studio album, A Quiet Ritual. Their entrancing and weighty blend of electronica and post-rock this time encompasses a number of unusual instruments, including an Iron Age horn excavated from a site in Scotland. 

Qasim Naqvi
Teenages

Debut album from Qasim Naqvi on Erased Tapes. On Teenages (not a typo) Naqvi explores the same sort of rhythm-centric minimalism he does as the drummer in Dawn of Midi. This is aural pointillism built from modular synthesizers and assorted electronics. The richness Naqvi is able to generate through rhythm is a joy to behold.

Andrew Liles
Monstrous Medical Mishaps (Horrendous Hospitals and Disastrous Dentistry)

The ever busy, ever mystic Andrew Liles (of Nurse With Wound and Current 93) is dabbling into Matmos territory with the latest installment of his Monster series, which has a medical theme. Monstrous Medical Mishaps (Horrendous Hospitals and Disastrous Dentistry) uses manipulated samples of medical equipment for rhythm tracks, then laying all sorts of sounds on top. Edition of 300 LPs on Blackest Rainbow.

Modeselektor
I Am Your God / Bronko

Modeselektor are feeling cocky, how else can you explain them reissuing at dance 12" on uh, picture disk. 'I Am Your God' is quite a cocky title too come to think of it. Remember when Kanye did 'I am a God'? Great song. Anyway. Dependably sleek and heavy techno here, Modeselektor have been at this a while and it shows. 

Lukid
Drip

London based producer Lukid has been pretty quiet the last few years. Having had EPs and LP out through Ninja Tune, and Actress’s Werk Discs he returns with an EP on Arcola bringing back his melted deconstructed rhythms and warped otherworldly synthetics that would please fans of Rezzett, OPN and the likes.
  • Vinyl 12" (ARC18)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Art Of Noise
In No Sense? Nonsense!

In No Sense? Nonsense! by Art Of Noise was the band's third album and released in 1987. By this time the band were a duo of Anne Dudley, the only constant member, and J.J. Jeczalik with Paul Morley, Trevor Horn and Gary Langan having left. The band were influential on the world of electronic music. 'Ransom In The Sand'  was sampled by Leftfield on the track 'Melt' from Leftism. On Music On Vinyl.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP2380C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

The Fear Ratio
Live E.P

The mighty Skam Records bring you this sweet little four tracker from Mark Broom & James Ruskin's Fear Ratio, what you get here is alternative versions of tracks from the 2015 Dead Albatross nominated album 'Refuge of A Twisted Soul' culled from rehearsals for live shows, of course it would't be a classic Skam release without the obligatory braille sticker on PVC sleeve.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Factory Floor
Heart Of Data / Babel

For Factory Floor's first record on their own H/O/D label, the band release two tracks inspired by the 1927 Fritz Lang classic of silent cinema and science fiction, Metropolis. 'Heart Of Data' and 'Babel' were culled from the score which the band wrote, and performed live in front of an awestruck Science Museum crowd in April of last year. Industrial modular synth rhythms and spacey, atmospheric textures ahoy. 12" on Heart Of Data.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Young Scientist
Results, Not Answers

Young Scientist are one of the foremost bands from the first wave of Seattle’s alternative set. Back in the ‘70s before grunge was king, synths were the instrument de jour. Young Scientist took their inspiration from German electronic acts such Cluster, Harmonia and Tangerine Dream. Their album of hypnotic soundscapes, Results, Not Answers was originally released on cassette in 1979. Reissue on Bureau B.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Richard Barbieri
Variants.5

Richard Barbieri releases the fifth and final instalment of the Variants series he’s been plugging away at these past couple of years. Variants.5 is another set of painterly electronics from the Japan/Porcupine Tree fellow. A lot of the stuff here is quite like Boards Of Canada or Amon Tobin, but sometimes Barbieri shifts gear and moves Variants.5 into a sort of !K7/Innervisions techno zone.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Gunship
Gunship

No, stop pulling our leg. We don’t believe you. We don’t believe that two of the members of Gunship, a meticulously retro-fetishist synth-pop act, used to be in Fightstar. We also don’t believe that their old bandmate Charlie Simpson had a hand in writing their eponymous debut LP, or that it’s John Carpenter’s voice that you hear on ‘Tech Noir’, or that Lou Hayter from New Young Pony Club does backing vocals on a fair few of these tracks. The cognitive dissonance is too much. Hang about - you’re being serious?
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Gidge
Autumn Bells

Gorgeous electronics from Swedish duo Gidge. ‘Autumn Bells’ is a reissue of their 2014 record, an album of ambient beauty, subdued beats, and neo-classical composition, blending these styles seamlessly with contemporary chopped up vocal samples. It’s quite the place to get lost in, never a dour moment throughout this double LP, which comes to us via Atomnation.

Studio Mule
BGM

‘But I thought Studio Mule was just a label?’ we hear you cry. You’re right, but now the Japanese imprint has added an in-house band to its arsenal. On BGM label head Toshiya Kawasaki has assembled a crackpot team to help him reinterpret tracks from artists like Yellow Magic Orchestra and Burt Bacharach (though the version of Bacharach’s ‘The April Fools’ here draws more on the Yukihiro Takahashi cover) in a dreamy Balearic/City Pop style. Dip In The Pool’s Miyako Koda provides vocals on two songs.

James Blake
Assume Form

Have you heard? Music is a secret. Release announced on the week the CD comes out with the vinyl coming 'some time in the future', you have to remember that this is a James Blake record not some kind of secret government experiment. Anyway the crybaby songster (we say that simply because it pisses him off so much) has a new record out which you can listen to and buy (maybe).    

Adam Winchester
Muutto

Now dwelling in the more avant-garde hinterlands of electronica having begun his career associated with the Bristol dubstep scene, Muutto is the latest album from Berlin-based (because where else?) composer Adam Winchester. It's also the first ever vinyl release for Scottish independent electronic label a quiet RIOT.  
  • Vinyl LP (aqR007)
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DJ Nate
Take Off Mode

With Take Off Mode, DJ Nate bookends the Tens with two of its finest footwork collections. As with 2010’s Da Trak Genious, this LP compiles some of the juke and battle trax that the Chicago native has laid down in the intervening decade. Given that this period includes the years in which Nate was temporarily paralysed from the neck down, Take Off Mode also stands as something of a triumphant return. Tense, explosive tunes in the Teklife vein.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Alessandro Cortini
AVANTI

After collaborations with Merzbow and Daniel Avery, Alessandro Cortini (Modwheelmood, Nine Inch Nails) moves to The Point Of Departure for his third solo full length album. AVANTI is Cortini writing the soundtrack to found Super 8 film footage made by his grandfather. Huge walls of synths rise like an orchestra with a retro fuzz, think first album by Blanck Mass meets nostalgia.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

June / Lowfish
C.D.S.N

June and Lowfish share this 12” on the Suction Records label, with two tracks from each producer sitting cheerfully side-by-side. Everything here is bright and boldly melodic: absolutely lovely electro pulsing all over the shop. C.D.S.N is pressed to orange vinyl and released in a limited edition of 300 copies.
  • Vinyl 12" (SUCTION038)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

String Theory
Modularity

Brand new duo from Glasgow String Theory slam dunk the funk on their debut EP for Rhythm Section International. You might very well suspect that with a canny title such as Modularity, the music entails some sort of modular synthesis, the musical creation kit de jour. You would be right, of course. But there’s a lot more to this sound - they’ve got the funkiest lounge-jazz bass since Pest, for a start. Beautiful.
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Al Dobson Jr.
Rye Lane Versions

Yes, Rhythm Section. We get it. You’re from Peckham. No need to labour the point. This one actually came out in 2014, but such is the British clubsphere’s appetite for sprightly jazz-house from SE that Bradley Zero’s only gone and bloody pressed it again. What we have here are two takes of Al Dobson Jr.’s found-sound beat-smithery fleshed out into slinky 100-bpm jams by Polish duo Ptaki and Mancunian mainstay Ruf Dug.
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Lowfish
Hypersensitivity EP

After a few years of lying low (pun very much intended), Lowfish returns to the fray with six fine-tuned electro jams. The tracks on Hypersensitivity aren’t out to reinvent the wheel, just offer good old fashioned club fodder to get loose to of an evening. Perky synths and crisp 808s abound, and the likes of ‘Favourable Report’ have a bit of a Gary Numan thing going on. This EP also marks Lowfish’s return to Suction Records (D’Arcangelo, RX-101), the label he co-founded back in the 90s.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Rudolf Abramov
Krass Kontrast

Mini album from machine funk duo Rudolf Abramov. There's is a disparate set of influences, from Turkish disco to krautrock, the result being a kind of dubby EBM. The drums exist in acres of space and the bass is unrelenting in its precision. All seen over by deep and enigmatic vocals. Krass Kontrast is on Hoga Nord.

Chiminyo
I Am Chiminyo

Sounding a bit like a live Flying Lotus/Squarepusher collaboration, I Am Chiminyo is the debut solo EP by Chiminyo, otherwise known around London as drummer Tim Doyle (Maisha, Theon Cross). Doyle’s setup augments the usual affordances of a drum kit with some electric pads mapped to such functions as sample triggers and synth controls, basically making him a millennial one-man-band.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Heith
Mud

Haunter Records mainstay Heith strikes out on his own with the first release on his own SAUCERS imprint. To inaugurate the label he’s turned out Mud, an EP that takes in experimental electronics, dark ambient, Lotic’s club deconstructions and the weightless grime of Mr. Mitch. Mud is a nerve-jangling listen, but all the more thrilling for that fact.
  • Vinyl 12" (SAUCERS#1)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Khidja
In The Middle Of The Night

Highly praised newcomers Khidja step up from the underground to deliver their first EP for the prestigious DFA label, presented on 12” vinyl. Sprawling across four brooding and foundation-shaking tracks that take in house to twisted dub, the Romanian duo takes the listener through a range of nocturnal moods. 
  • Label(s):
  • DFA
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ellicist
Point Defects

“Creating a composition means making decisions”, reminds the press release for this debut album by Berlin duo Ellicist (Thomas Chousos a.k.a., Tadklimp and Florian Zimmer of Saroos and Driftmachine). We’re happy to report that the pair succeeded in making the decisions necessary to produce an album, and Morr Music can prove it. Textural, organic kitchen sink sample collages.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Bibio
Ribbons

Here he is again. His hair made into wonderful ribbons by whoever did the sleeve art. Bibio (aka Stephen Wilkinson) returns to structured songwriting after his Phantom Brickworks ambient pieces. His sound as always incorporates ‘60s and ‘70s psychedelia, soul, ambient, electronica and field recordings but adds in the cut and paste sampledelia of the likes of Madlib and J Dilla. 

Richard Barbieri
Stranger Inside

Richard Barbieri was of course the keyboard player in Japan.. Since then he's had a decent enough career on his own with plenty of solo work and playing keyboards for Porcupine Tree. This is his 2008 solo album on vinyl for the first time which features guest spots from an array of characters including Steve Jansen (Japan) and Danny Thompson (Pentangle etc)    
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Islam Chipsy & EEK
Kahraman

Six new tracks from one of the most thrilling live prospects there is. Islam Chipsy is an Egyptian keyboard genius, spinning melodies with the instinct of a spider spinning a web. He's joined again by his two drummers EEK on Kahraman, their first release since 2015's electrifying Kahraba. First release on Islam Chipsy's own label.

Gum Takes Tooth
Arrow

Utter monster released by the ever essential Rocket Recordings - home to Gnod, Goat, and Teeth of the Sea. ‘Arrow’ by London duo Gum Takes Tooth is epic in the true sense, with seismic jams blasted straight from the cosmos. This, however, should not imply their sound is airy or escapist, as Gum Takes Tooth are tuned into the turmoil of the present and their maximal sound is a reflection of that.

Mark Peters
New Routes Out Of Innerland

Remix album of Mark Peters' 2018 album Innerland. On New Routes Out of Innerland Peters offers a number of other musicians to apply their perspectives to his instrumental explorations of the north-west. Features the likes of Ulrich Schnauss, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Olga Wojciechowska. On Sonic Cathedral.

Carl Craig
Versus Acoustic Versions

Ahead of Carl Craig’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall concert in collaboration with the Chinake! Orchestra comes this four-track 12” EP of versions of tracks from his 2017 Versus album. Rendered with acoustic instruments and without the use of beats or electronics, it once again shows that techno is perfectly capable of translating into high culture contexts. 

Yellow Magic Orchestra
Public Pressure

Public Pressure was electronic innovators, Yellow Magic Orchestra’s first live album. The music is taken from several concerts and see the band jamming in a loose and relaxed style. Akiko Yano joined the band at this stage adding her sublime vocal talents. Yellow Magic Orchestra are at their best when they have an audience to play to. Reissue LP pressed on 180g vinyl.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

G36
No Escape / Black Mass

If you don’t know who G36 are yet then we suggest you school yourself post-haste - this Japanese group are quickly becoming one of the hottest names in dub. After releasing on The Bug’s Pressure Records last year, G36 now drop a soundboy-devastating 2-track on Hotline (Commodo, Ishan Sound). Both ‘No Escape’ and ‘Black Mass’ are the sort of deep, menacing anarcho-dub joints that will make anything within 50 feet of them sound puny.
  • Artist(s):
  • G36

Rote
EP2

Rote is what happens when Daniel Avery and Volte-Face get together. Leaning away from Avery’s cleaner techy side with huge dynamic range. With two soundscape tracks that range from harsh clattering metal or glass to dirged out drones, the remaining tracks are distant and almost unassumingly minimal pieces with tension cable buzzes and brushed metal drones.

Mark Guiliana
BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC!

BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! is an electric mix of dancehall, EDM, dub and electronica from drummer and beatmaster Mark Guiliana who has previously worked on David Bowie's Blackstar. Musical elements build and crash away into electronic rhythms which are complex and futuristic in character but with an '80s edge and universal appeal.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Opposing Currents
Mirage Information

Like any good electronic producer Jason Letkiewicz has a million different pseudonyms. For the second time he's drawn for Opposing Currents, to release Mirage Information. The artwork gives a good idea of what to expect. Dark and detailed EBM, that leans into the industrial. The foreboding mood is anchored by Letkiewicz's compellingly disheveled sounding drum machines. On Artificial Dance.

Boy Is Fiction
Broadcasts In Colour

Boy Is Fiction (aka Alex Gillett) releases a second record of tender-texture ambient / IDM music. Broadcasts In Colour seems to have learned the lessons of acts like Stars Of The Lid (such as: use string sections!), but while also deploying fiddly drum machine rhythms, making for interesting hybrid music. CD on Sun Sea Sky Productions.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Melorman
Waves

Melorman continues working away on new IDM music, successfully managing to evoke the deep-but-bright melancholy that the best vintage IDM gets across. Melodies are at the centre of Melorman’s sound, but don’t worry: the drum programming is plenty busy as well! Waves is a pleasurable listen, released on CD by the Sun Sea Sky Productions label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Boc Scadet
Temporary Oceans

Boc Scadet first issued this nourishing slice of ambient IDM click-and-shuffle music as a CDr on his own imprint, clickclickdrone. Now however, Temporary Oceans has graduated to ‘proper’ CD form on Sun Sea Sky, for which it has been specially remastered. Vintage machine music for tender hearts.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Northcape
Exploration and Ascent

Northcape’s new album Exploration And Ascent is reportedly the result of an inspiring trip around the Himalayas, undertaken by Northcape main man Alastair Brown. Appropriately, this is a record of sweet electronics rising toward the light: bright and brave ambient melodicism. CD release on Sun Sea Sky Productions.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Northcape
Glasshouse

Northcape is an effortless specialist in the kind of melodic electronica that tugs gently at the heartstrings while also softly propelling the feet. His work has something in common with the thoughtful music of Boards Of Canada. Glasshouse is a six track EP, providing a small but nourishing portion of the Northcape sound. Out on Sun Sea Sky Productions.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Northcape
Captured From Static

Northcape is an effortless specialist in the kind of melodic electronica that tugs gently at the heartstrings while also softly propelling the feet. His work has something in common with the thoughtful music of Boards Of Canada. Captured From Static is the third full-length album Northcape has released to date, and it’s out on Sun Sea Sky Productions.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Bluetech
The Four Horsemen Of The Electrocalypse

Sun Sea Sky Productions has worked with Bluetech to bring together his (you guessed it) four Four Horsemen of the Electrocalypse EPs to make one lovely eight-panel digipak with some proper cosmic art by Justin Totemical. Expect mellow electronica and digital downtempo. For fans of Jean Michel-Jarre, Tangerine Dream, and Orbital.   
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ly Tumnus
Tales of Space & Claustrophobia

Fraser Rowan dons his Ly Tumnus guise for a suite of heavy moods and evocative mystery. Many synths of various provenance were used to create Tales of Space & Claustrophobia, with a great breadth of textures and vibes achieved. This will definitely work for fans of vintage synth-horror soundtracks, though that ain’t all its got. Cassette on Hanamuke.
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Mumdance & Logos
Shapednoise Remixes

Two tracks from Mumdance & Logos’ 2015 collaborative LP Proto get a going-over from noise-techno miscreant Shapednoise here. These new versions of ‘Cold’ and ‘Chaos Engine’ sound as if the originals have been dunked in the River Styx. These are spooky, alien electronic vignettes that’ll give the club chills. Wicked stuff. Shapednoise Remixes is out on Tectonic.

ASUNA & Jan Jelinek
Signals Bulletin

Jan Jelinek, meet ASUNA. Mr ASUNA here plays organ in a very deliberate way, sustaining long tones through the use of sticky tape. Jelinek meets these drone tone clusters with synthesiser and loops (of course!) of field recordings, and the whole thing adds up to a gorgeous textural and quasi-rhythmical experience. Signals Bulletin is released by Faitiche.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Rian Treanor
ATAXIA

First full-length album from young producer Rian Treanor. ATAXIA is accordingly a tighter and more rigorously organised set of tracks, with intense rhythmic structures and precisely calibrated synthesis. But in case that sounds alienating, fear not, because Treanor’s sound leaves plenty of room for the dance as well as the home listening environment. On Planet Mu.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ben Chatwin
Altered Signals

Sales of last year’s Staccato Signals and Drone Signals will have slowed a bit by now, so what better time to power up Ben Chatwin’s series once again? Here’s Altered Signals, or the Staccato Signals remix album. Steve Hauschildt remixes a few signals, From the Mouth of the Sun remix a few other signals. Even Konx-om-Pax remixes some signals. Many a signal be altered.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Cressida
Borneo Function

With Borneo Function, Cressida has imbued heavy techno with the spirit of grime and dub. The impact is just as heavy, but the beats don't always line up in a neat 4/4 pattern. The result is something distinctly connect, like something immeasurably heavy barreling down some stairs. Also features its fair share of drones. On VOITAX.

Marja Ahti
Vegetal Negatives

Having released Entering A Cloud on Longform Editions in 2018, Marja Ahti has moved on to Hallow Ground to release her full length Vegetal Negatives. Ahti contrasts field recordings and with synthesisers to draw out and exploit their physical and more spiritual similarities. Abstract and ambitious. 

Joni Void
Mise En Abyme

Joni Void uses the realms of sound to address deep rooted anxieties, an aim for transcendence in sonic assembly and exploration. ‘Mise En Abyme’ uses field recordings - most notably that of friends voices - and sculpts the unique sound from their outwards. There’s this tremendous sense on the record of human connection, despite the lack of lyrical content or objective meaning.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Gil.Barte / Lostsoundbytes
Split EP

Following records from artists including Frak and Elements Of Joy, the latest drop in Brokntoys’s Discos Del Quebranto series is a split EP between French artist Gil.Barte and the Brussels-based LostSoundBytes. As we’ve come to expect from Brokntoys this is a set of brutalised, mangled electro. Gil.Barte’s A-sides have a sort of ultra-lo-fi Italo vibe, while the LostSoundBytes stuff strays close to Cardopusher’s recent work.

Prins Thomas
Ambitions

Norwegian producer Prins Thomas has a surprise in store on his sixth LP Ambitions - he’s started using vocals! Well, kind of anyway. Lead single ‘Feel The Love’ features Thomas layering dreamy, reverb-drenched sampled harmonies over the kind of Nordic Balearicism we’ve come to know and love him for. It sets the tone nicely for the rest of Ambitions, a record on which Thomas claims direct inspiration from Haruomi Hosono, Ricardo Villalobos, Shinichi Atobe and a few others.

Chasman
Synth-E-Fuge

Synth-e-fuge by Chasman has the kind of cover that makes you want to drop everything and go listen to it. If you need more persuading, however, then it's got some great synths, a charmingly lo-fi feel, and is more 80s than Duran Duran in over-sized blazers eating a communal Vienetta. For fans of Duran Duran, Wham!, and The Human League. 

Bogdan Raczynski
Rave 'Till You Cry

Its yr boy, Bogdan Raczynski, with a set of unreleased material from his personal archives. Rave ‘Till You Cry (is that a suggestion or a threat?) is a typically fierce trip of wild breaks and bit-crushing, all delivered at high-speed and with a wild look in the eyes. Lots of relentless rave fun from an underrated master who has previously released some belters on Rephlex. On Disciples.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Mana
Seven Steps Behind

Recent years have seen Daniele Mana switch out his Vaghe Stelle moniker and simply go by his surname. Seven Steps Behind, the first LP to be released under this new title, finds Mana finessing the torrid technotronica of the Vaghe Stelle stuff into elegant, balletic electronics. Cuts such as ‘Solo’ nod to Bala Club, Leonce and Arca.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

B12
Electro-Soma I + II Anthology

Simultaneously releasing a massive reissue of their 1993 album Electro-Soma and a “Part II” made up of archived material from the album sessions, why not just get both? So B12 are offering a double CD set with both albums and a big booklet. Truly essential stuff from the early 90s warp era and for fans of Autechre, The Black Dog and the Artificial Intelligence series
  • Artist(s):
  • B12

Elements Of Joy
Magnetiques

After a cassette release via Body Theory in 2016, Elements of Joy’s Magnetiques is now reissued by Brokntoys (Pip Williams, London Modular Alliance). On this record the artist often known as UVB fuses industrial punk, synthwave and minimal wave to suitably Gothic effect. Please be aware that ‘Your Lord’ and ‘Meat Me’ do not appear on the vinyl edition.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Girl Unit
Song Feel

Yeeeeees God DAMNIT yes! Almost a full decade after his monster club smash ‘Wut’ - a track that changed the game and still destroys dancefloors the world over - and Girl Unit delivers his debut LP. Song Feel is the future-forward dance record we always knew it would be. A supporting cast that includes Kelela and Taliwhoah give additional clout to Girl Unit’s hybridised club fare. Obviously Song Feel is out on Night Slugs.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

The Comet Is Coming
Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery

On their latest LP the futuro-jazz trio The Comet Is Coming encourage us to Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery. Whether or not you think such a sentiment is sound advice is up to you, but one thing that we can all agree on is that this is another incendiary set of electrified saxophonic fare from Shabaka Hutchings et al (he's the one from Sons Of Kemet, by the way). Kate Tempest guests on ‘Blood Of The Past’.

Feater
Socialo Blanco

Charming bit of retro synth music from Austrian musician Daniel Meuzard, here going as Feater. Socialo Blanco is his tribute to the EMS Synthi AKS, which he recorded entirely by hand and straight on to tape. The result is a bunch of grooves that will steal the heart of any fans of vintage electronic music. On Running Back Incantations. 

Vtgnike
Steals

Nicolas Jaar’s Other People (Lydia Lunch, Against All Logic) welcome back idiosyncratic Russian producer Vtgnike. In the five years since his previous Other People LP Dubna, Vtgnike has done time and become a resident at Moscow’s Nii Club. These diverse experiences a diverse collection of tracks make - Steals touches on minimal techno, warped re-imaginings of Brainfeeder-esque hip-hop and eerie anti-ambiences ala Panda Bear.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Normal Brain
Lady Maid

The most honest label in the world WRWTFWW (look it up) have reissued the long out of print album Lady Maid by Normal Brain. First released in 1981, that album showed how playful electronic music could be. Yukio Fujimoto used a number of synths to produce the album, but most alluring, he also used a Texas Instruments Speak & Spell. 

Harmonious Thelonious
Kabriman

Midnight Shift (Basic Soul Unit, Iron Curtis) provide a home for Harmonious Thelonious’ latest release. The Kabriman EP will please fans of the artist’s previous combinations of techno, dub, minimalism and sub-Saharan African drum rhythms. Track titles like ‘Polyrhythmic Monster’ point the way as to how this one’s going to play out. There are flavours of Whilst and Africa Hitech to Kabriman.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Galerie Stratique
Faux World

Quebecois ‘sound-hunter’ Galerie Stratique (Charles-Émile Beullac) initially released Faux World back in 2008. If this record reads like a fever-dream, that’s no coincidence - Faux World was inspired by a trip to Indonesia in which Beullac both immersed himself in new musical cultures and also fell rather ill. The tracks here are psychedelic sound-hazes that invoke Beullac’s mental state at the time. Think Four Tet and Jon Hassell. This new edition of Faux World has been slightly edited.

Galerie Stratique
Rêves de Béton

New edition of Galerie Stratique’s 2015 album Rêves de Béton here. This chunky twin-CD set from the one born Charles-Émile Beullac finds the French-Canadian sound artist fusing musique concrete, eerie electronica, lo-fi drone and experimental loops to highly intriguing effect. Think, like, Thomas Fehlmann collaborating with Karlheinz Stockhausen. The second disc of the Rêves de Béton features forty-odd minutes of archival material.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Flying Lotus
Reset

'Reset' was the first EP and second major release from genre-bending producer Flying Lotus. Following '1983', it showed a more rhythmic and off-kilter sound which would be implemented on future releases. It's a spacey, psychedelic mish-mash of hip hop and left-field electronic sounds, released on the Warp label all the way back in 2007.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Paul White
Shaker Notes

Paul White is the instrumental hip-hop artist and electronic producer behind tunes like "Where You Gonna Go", but on 'Shaker Notes', his debut record for the R&S imprint, he goes into singer-songwriter territory. Well, as singer-songwriter as Paul White can get: it's a record about personal grief and romantic loss, but it's filtered through his usual experimental tricks and vignettes, with plenty of off-kilter percussion, distanced vocals and enveloping electronic layers. There's sax too. Gotta have sax.
  • CD (RS1410CD)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

S S S S
Absence

Milan-based Haunter Records (Zuli, Broshuda) welcome back friend of the family S S S S. On the Absence EP - his first record to drop on Haunter since 2015’s Just Dead Stars For Dead Eyes - the Swiss producer comes through with a quartet of tunes that anchor themselves in industrial techno while also incorporating other sounds and influences. ‘Stripped’, for instance, is a kind of brutalist juke nightmare. GIL shows up at the end of Absence with a remix of ‘The Terrible Virtue Of Forgiveness’.

Locust
Red

Shout out to Locust's press team for describing his signature sound as "indescribable". Someone didn't fancy work that day. Anyway Red is Mark Van Hoen also of Seefeel and Scala doing a four track EP of hard, fast and distorted techno befitting the titles. 'Fuck These Days' or 'Sick Bitch' anyone?
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Floating Points
Late Night Tales

Late Night Tales is a popular series of albums where one artist will curate an album’s worth of material suitable for late night listening. This time it’s the turn of neuroscientist Sam Shepard AKA electronic whizz Floating Points. He mixes tracks by Sarah Davachi, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Residents and more. It also includes his own version of a Kenny Wheeler track and a spoken word piece by wor Lauren Laverne off the radio, like.  LP and CD on Late Night Tales.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Matthew Herbert Big Band
The State Between Us

Matthew Herbert Big Band mix jazz and electronica on a really big scale. The State Between Us was inspired by the Brexit vote and the fall out that followed. It’s an ambitious project involving more than 1000 musicians from the EU showing that we are stronger in collaboration. Anticipate a rival remain big band imminently. On Accidental.

Pentagram Home Video
Who's Here? I'm Here, You're Here

Pentagram Home Video has released an album chock-full of sleazy acid-inspired bangers. Each track has been unleashed in 'orrible sticky-floored basement clubs up and down the land. Listen for the downtempo thump of 'Who's Here? I'm Here, You're Here' and the dark acid meanderings of 'Precinct Nite'. For fans of Throbbing Gristle and Paranoid London. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Eleh
Home Age 2

More delicious pure-sound from the mysterious maestro Eleh. Synthesisers are used to channel colossally deep drones from the far atmosphere, through on Home Age 2 these sounds are joined by piano, bass and organ as well (but will you know when you hear them?). Very immersive and gorgeous work as ever from Eleh, on Important Records.

Abul Mogard
And We Are Passing Through Silently

Abul Mogard does great stuff with his synthesiser(s), and And We Are Passing Through Silently presents a particular corner of his practice: his elaborate reworkings (to call them ‘remixes’ doesn’t feel quite right) of other people’s tracks. Aisha Devi and Becoming Animal are two of those who get the Mogard treatment, and the results are lush. Out on Houndstooth.

Andrew Hung
Realisationship Instrumentals

I’m guessing that the cover this album is what Aladdin Sane-era David Bowie would look like if he was really tired and just couldn't be bothered. Anyway, this is the instrumental version of Andrew Hung’s Relationship album called….wait for it….Relationship Instrumentals. As Fuck Buttons are the kind of thing that go down well in these parts, I’m sure this will too. On Lex.
  • Label(s):
  • Lex

Krikor
Saudi

After an extremely limited cassette run on Low Jack’s Editions Gravats back in 2017, Krikor’s Saudi now gets a vinyl pressing courtesy of Long Island Electrical Systems (Svengalisghost, Simoncino). The sides of Saudi were originally made for a French TV documentary that focussed on the questionable dealings of the Saudi royal family, and Krikor makes sure to instil his music with plenty of murk and shade. Grainy ambiences evolve into eerie minimal synth numbers, Balearic beats bang a little too loud for comfort, and Krikor generally makes you sit up and pay attention.
  • Vinyl LP (LIES122)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Eric Copeland
Trogg Modal Vol. 2

It’s yr ex-Black Dice boy Eric Copeland, presenting further wonky weird-dance jams for our collective pleasure. Trogg Modal Vol. 2 is the slightly less frantic of the two Trogg volumes, but it's still a joy for Copeland fans: lots of colourful sounds and rhythms squirming around each other with much joy. On DFA.
  • Label(s):
  • DFA
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Lamin Fofana
Brancusi Sculpting Beyonce

How do approach the dire state of contemporary global affairs in art without doing so in a way that’s literal and reductive? It’s a quandary Lamin Fofana grapples with on 'Brancusi Sculpting Beyonce', using a form shattering kind of electronic experimentation to do so. The results are never less than fascinating, and suggests Lamin Fofana is an artist never satisfied with easy answers.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Neel
One Instrument Sessions

One Instrument have just launched their One Instrument Sessions, a space for musicians to place to experiment with just one (1) instrument. The first release is from Neel, who here uses an E340 Cloud Generator and a Roland SH-01A for the two tracks to create deeply contemplative ambient music that betrays a deep familiarity with his tools.
  • Vinyl 12" (ONEINST002EP)
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Zero Years Kid
Ongerijmde Rijmen

Very downtempo and psychedelic R&B from Zero Years Kid. Their debut album, Ongerijmde Rijmen has the Belgian and Irish duo having fun with their voices, as they do all manner of weird chopping, screwing and channel swapping. The lyrics express the pair becoming disillusioned with the world, a topic they tackle with levity and charm. 
  • Tape (ETXLP002)
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The Lasso
The Sound Of Lasso

Hello Lasso my old friend, we’ve come to jam with you again. Andy Catlin’s fourth LP under this name is entitled The Sound Of Lasso, and it seems fitting that Catlin has chosen to identify this collection as the closest he’s gotten to a core ‘Lasso’ aesthetic. This is a record of aquatic, woozy and often very beautiful beat experiments that take in ambient music, MPC funk, hip-hop and bedroom pop. Think Arthur Russell, Huerco S. and Karriem Riggins all getting together and having a lovely old time.

Apparat
LP5

As a break from his very successful work with Moderat, German synthesizer-tamer Apparat is finally treating the world to some more of his solo work. We haven’t heard the whole aptly-named LP5 yet, but first single DAWAN feels like somebody’s gently scratching your earlobe, and sounds like a crossover between Mount Kimbie's Break Well and Caribou's Can't Do Without You, in the best way.

IVVVO
doG

The nomadic IVVVO returns to Rabit’s Halcyon Veil (700 Bliss, Chino Amobi) for the release of his third LP. Anyone familiar with the Bastet member’s previous solo work will find plenty to sink their teeth into on doG. Once again this is a set of tracks that sees IVVVO brutalising and bastardising various club, industrial and metal sonics. It kind of ends up sounding like Nine Inch Nails if they had Yves Tumor rather than Trent Reznor at the helm.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HALC021)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

June Chikuma
Les Archives

‘Les Archives’ by June Chikuma is pure barmy joy. It’s a sound of stop-start mischief, layer upon layer of repetitious melody that can shift at any minute into some new configuration. Its experimentation that needs no academic essay accompaniment, just an ear open for the unconventional. This is an extraordinary record that has this almost grand sense of composition, while using a twisted video game set of tones.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Laurel Halo
DJ-Kicks

"Laurel Halo's done a DJ Kicks" was the excited talk in the office the other day to which I considered doing that Alan Partridge shrug thing. Anyway it sounds like it could be an adventurous mix with seven exclusives, including two of her own tracks plus further exclusives from the likes of Rrose, Machinewoman, FIT Siegel, Nick León and Ikonika.
  • Vinyl Double LP (K7375LP)
  • £21.25 £19.13 (saving: £2.12)
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  • Label(s):
  • !K7

Lakker
Época

Lakker are back(er) on R&S with their third LP for the famed dance music label. Época finds the Irish duo doubling down on the murky, unsettling club style that they showed off on their last release, 2017 mixtape Die Vergangenheit, Die Gegenwart, Die Zukunft. The juxtaposition of distorted atmospherics with pummelling kick drums on Época cuts like ‘A Whisper In Your Ear’ recalls Ziur and Rabit.

Oblong
The Sea At Night

Incubated and constructed over a long period of time, The Sea At Night is now ready to be discovered. The three members of Oblong have gotten together here and there to bring their favourite sounds into dialogue with one another. Electroacoustic play, library music feels, vintage krautrock pulsings, lots to be enjoyed here. On MemeTune.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

ELLLL
CONFECTIONARY

Glacial Industries ain’t no ambient label, no matter what their name my suggest. Nope, what we have here from Irish artist ELLLL is beat-tastic to its core: three tracks to get things moving in a hard but intriguing style. Two of the tracks are relatively straight down the line, while the third might get a bit weirder. Confectionary is a delectable set, on 12” vinyl.
  • Vinyl 12" (G1ND004)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Roméo Poirier & Lars Haga Raavand
Kystwerk

The press release makes sure to mention that Roméo Poirier is a lifeguard as well as a musician and photographer. It might go some way to explaining why his debut, SURFACES EP, was the soundtrack to four swimming pools and why Kystwerk features underwater recordings as well as field recordings from Norway's coastline. Made with Lars Haga Raavand, Kystwerk is a gentle and emotional play on natural sounds and the glory, threat and joy of the natural world.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Paul DeMarinis
Songs Without Throats

Oren Ambarchi’s run of wonder continues with the latest release on his Black Truffle label. Songs Without Throats is a collection of the most vital pieces by Paul DeMarinis, an electroacoustic composer with a particular interest in voice and voice synthesis. Songs Without Throats, featuring rare and unreleased pieces selected by the artist, is a strange and unusual set. Double LP.

Throw Down Bones
Two

When you get a Fuzz Club release in you usually expect it contain a dose of long-haired psych-rock freakiness. So it’s quite a surprise when, instead of that, you find yourself dealing with the screeching industrialism of Throw Down Bones. Two is the sort of thing you more readily associate with a label like Posh Isolation, so kudos to the Fuzz Club gang for taking a punt on this one. It’s good, too. Fuck Buttons fans should pay attention.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

The Sight Below
Glider 10

In 2008, The Sight Below's Rafael Anton Irisarri had the extremely good idea of creating a dub techno album using shoegaze guitars. The result is Glider, an album of such ethereal and intense atmosphere that you could easily find yourself dissolving. Reissued for its 10th anniversary by the very apt Ghostly.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Daniel Thorne
Lines Of Sight

Australian composer and saxophonist Daniel Thorne of Immix Ensemble strikes out on his own with Lines Of Sight. He mixes avant garde composition with classical, jazz, noise and even a bit of folk. He limited himself to just a handful of instruments and recorded them using only four tracks. The result is powerful and immersive. LP and CD on Erased Tapes.