Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Escape From Synth City

Numero Group are about to embark on a series of records that focus on retro-futurist cuts from the 1980s. Albums like Escape From Synth City intend to showcase the (now charmingly naive) visions of the future that were cropping up all over the cultural landscape in that decade. This LP focuses on the synth-funk sounds of Tom Cameron, Chasman and other forward-thinkers.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Shiken Hanzo
The Centipede

Shiken Hanzo deals in an oppressive kind of dub electronics. This is dub as sci-fi dystopia, creeping dread, ticking and anxious rhythms that reveals a sense of restless paranoia. But this four-track 12” is a thrilling world to the explore, and certainly up your street if your into the more doom-laden end of the hardcore continuum.
  • Label(s):
  • A14

Hypnobirds
77: A Brief Landing on the Earth's Surface

Hypobirds has recorded a collection of menacing and eerie electronic compositions released by Origin Peoples. This is an expansive record that takes in dark analogue bass, shimmering synths, and great washes of spacious reverb. For fans of Jean Michael-Jarre, Survive, and Tangerine Dream. Not actually their 77th album. 

Various
Weaponise Your Sound

Optimo are putting up a fight this year. On the back of the first drop on their Against Fascism Trax sub-label we get Weaponise Your Sound, a compilation for International Women’s Day conceived, curated and designed by Diet Clinic head-honcho Kristina McCormick. The tracks here are all future-facing tracks that take in lo-fi techno, hybridised club music, leftfield singer-songwriter fare and much more. Moor Mother, Penelope Trappes and Sue Zuki feature, and all of the proceeds of Weaponise Your Sound will be donated to London housing charity Focus E15. Good work all round.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Pauline Oliveros
Reverberations I

Pauline Oliveros is perhaps best known for her peerless minimalist/drone explorations on accordion, her 1982 record ‘Accordion and Voice’ very much a landmark in the genre. Equally intriguing, however, are her experiments with electronic equipment. The double LP ‘Reverberations 1’ is the beginning of a series that looks to put the entirety of 2012's mammoth, 12 CD, archival release of this electronic work to wax.   

Various (Umwelt, Talker, Rory St. John, Swarm Intelligence)
Directors Cut 01

Dystopian techno naughtiness from Berlin’s Voitax imprint here. The contributions from Umwelt, Talker and Rory St. John on the Directors Cut 01 EP are geared towards cyberpunk rave thrills, their synths barrelling on like hungry hounds while distorted drum machines clatter away in the back. The exception is Swarm Intelligence’s ‘Cumulus’, a track with more of a junglist/IDM flavour but no less menace.

KineStatics
Labyrinth

KineStatics is what happens when Steven Rutter and Karla Hajman get together for some music-making. The Labyrinth EP is brimming over with dubby goodness and friendly techno, with Karla’s expressive vocals putting everything in a good place. Three tracks on the A-side, plus a dub version and a beats version on the B. From FireScope.
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Thighpaulsandra
Practical Electronics With

Practical Electronics With is the eighth album by Thighpaulsandra, and it's a stripped back number, with the broader group pushed aside in favour of Thighpaulsandra’s voice and electronics, nothing else. Not to say that this is a minimal listen: no, this is out-there synth-pop with a very loud personality. On Editions Mego.

Jack Pattern / FRAK
Jack Frak Split

Here’s a split 10” that will blow away any cobwebs. Jack Pattern and FRAK have offered up a side each of techno with Jack Frak Split. It will smack you round the chops like Captain Caveman’s Club, or Thor’s Hammer, depending on your frame of reference. Whatever, it's in your face stuff. Limited edition of 300 on Cosmic Pint Glass.
  • Vinyl 10" (CPG010)
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Various (Mark Du Mosch, FRAK, Julian G, Lie of the Land)
Beyond the Pub Vol 1

Beyond the Pub Vol 1 is a techno/house compilation comprising of tracks by various European producers. Centred around the idea of leaving the pub on the way to the rave, the compilation takes in acid house, ambient, and techno. For fans of A Guy Called Gerald, Boards of Canada, and Proem. On the delightfully named Cosmic Pint Glass.

Galerie Stratique
Horizzzons

Galerie Stratique is the brainchild of Quebec based electronic music composer Charles-Émile Beullac and Horizzons is his 2003 masterpiece that we've kindly pressed onto vinyl for you. This, we feel, is one of the most underrated gems of early 2000s electronica  - a dream like series which compress the ideas of long form ambient into shorter, 'pop length' tracks. Its hazy, woozy sound is comparable to Boards of Canada, Plaid and Arovane.      
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Sebastian Plano
Verve

Sebastian Plano’s is so very close to being called Sebastian Piano. If Sebastian Piano was actually this guy’s name then it would have been both a more amusing and more fitting moniker for the Argentine. Verve is an LP of plink-plonk keyboard niceness in the vein of all those other men with earnest gazes - Einaudi, Arnalds and so on.

Good Fuck
Good Fuck

There's already been a band called Fuck now we have Good Fuck which I suppose narrows down the description a bit. This is no normal Fuck. It's a good one. Well you know who it is is don't you? It's bloody Tim Kinsella (Joan of Arc, Cap’n Jazz) with Jenny Pulse (Spa Moans).  Together they make oddball dark electronica and one of their songs is called Jenny Dreams of Pies.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Blood Music
GPS Poetics

Fancy sounds from Simon Pomery’s project Blood Music, where poetry and poetics are key. GPS Poetics is a set of text-sound compositions, with electronic and non-electronic accompaniment to Pomery’s vocal delivery. A lot going on here. Released by The Wormhole, the disc-based sub-label of The Tapeworm.

Visage Pâle
Holistic Love

Visage Pâle is the recording moniker of Lars Martin-Isler. Holistic Love is his debut LP. Isler is part-Swiss, part-Swedish and is based in Lausanne in a French speaking region of Switzerland. The songs are sung in English and French. They are made using a whole host of analogue electronic machines, creating emotionally charged, fragile and ethereal soundscapes.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Angel-Ho
Death Becomes Her

The vital Angel-Ho lands on Hyperdub for her sophomore LP. Across Death Becomes Her we find the NON Worldwide founder turning out a selection of futuristic club jams that powerfully represent her experiences as a trans woman. Synthesizing sounds from South Africa, Atlanta, London and everywhere in between, Angel-Ho's latest offering will have the competition playing catch-up once again. The guestlist includes Gaika, Nguzunguzu’s Asmara Maroof and Queezy.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Filmico
In The Senses

Filmico’s In The Senses sees producer/composer Fernando Pulichino attempting to recreate the movie score sounds of artists like Angelo Badalamenti, John Carpenter and Johnny Jewel. With his penchant for drum machine beats, evocative synthesiser chord progressions, lashings of reverb and general noir-ish atmospherics, he doth indeed succeed.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Akatombo
Trace Elements

Originally released in 2003, this is the atmospheric debut of Akatombo - one Paul Kirk, a Scot based in Japan. His sonic landscapes tell of the bustle, infrastructure and human warmth of Hiroshima, often haunted by wafts of pulsing beats, sub bass and angsty guitars. More than a decade on, it still sounds like very little else.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Akatombo
Sometime, Never

Sometime, Never is the fourth album by Paul Thomsen Kirk, aka Akatombo. The Scotsman, now living in Hiroshima, Japan makes ethereal electronic music with pulsating beats. Sometime, Never follows on from his two albums, False Positives and Editions Mego recorded with ex-Wire bassist, Graham Lewis which were critically well received. Sometime, Never is available on CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Floex & Tom Hodge
A Portrait of John Doe feat. Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

Yeah man, it’s one of them DJ / classical music collaborations. Techno man Floex has teamed up with composer and instrumentalist Tom Hodge, with the backing of Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra to create A Portrait of John Doe, a melange of beats, strings, synths, woodwinds, and much more besides. Out on Mercury KX.

1991
No More Dreams 03 (incl. Rezzett Remix)

New EP from 1991, AKA Swedish electronic musician Axel Backman AKA MCMXCI. Backman creates fuzzy, lo-fi yet intense soundscapes, melding mystery and the familiar with layered synths and electronic glitches. The 5-track EP is released through No More Dreams and features a remix by Rezzett. The press release says very little other than insisting that you buy this, so I'd say you should heed their advice.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Regno Maggiore
Astroveliero

Regno Maggiore kicks off his recorded career with Astroveliero, a six track EP that layers up lots of very enjoyable sounds. Field recordings, unidentifiable samples, percussion and instruments: all are brought together and placed in fine balance with one another for compelling and original tracks. 12” EP.
  • Vinyl 12" (GODCUTS003)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

51717 (Shadowlust)
Paranoia Star

51717 (Shadowlust) goes full-length for this new release on L.I.E.S.. Paranoia Star features not only tracks but actual songs, and is full of experimental electronics of various stripes as well as those lush L.I.E.S.-style synths and rhythms. It's a hell of a statement actually, drawing on years of life lived and sounds heard. Good stuff, and it comes with a poster!
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Bonobo
fabric Presents: Bonobo

Phenomenally successful electronics guy Bonobo has compiled a mix for you. What a nice man. He's put a few of his own tracks on there including an unreleased one but then he's put some fellow travellers on there such as Joey Beltran, DJ Seinfeld, Throwing Snow and loads and loads of people I haven't heard of. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Tourist Kid
Crude Tracer

Aussie upstart Tourist Kid is here with his first release for Melody As Truth, a stuttering digital romp that takes in serene, glassy ambience, delicate piano and fetishistic instrumentation. It's a beautiful record; spacious, nuanced and heart-wrenching, complete with broken vocals and plaintive, delicate pulses. 
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Tim Stebbing
The Atmosphere Factory (1985​-​1991)

The Atmosphere Factory (1985-1991) is a compilation of tracks by Leeds-based bedroom-synth practitioner Tim Stebbing. He was little known at the time but this collection should change that as his compositions foreshadow Boards of Canada whilst comparisons have been drawn to Manuel Gottsching and the soundtracks of John Carpenter. LP, limited to 300 copies on Ceres Motion.

Charles Ditto
In Human Terms

In Human Tems is the 1988 debut album of Charles Ditto, a fellow with a fine collection of midi-synths and the melodic and experimental instincts to put them to great use. The sounds (lots of Rolands) are distinctly of their time, but that doesn’t stand in the way of one's enjoyment of the odd-pop structures that Ditto puts them into. Reissued by Telephone Explosion.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Modeselektor
Who Else

German absurdist electronic production team Modeselektor have a new album, Who Else. It’s brimming with solutions to boredom and, as usual, is defiantly unobvious. Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary have kept things fresh by tailoring each sound for each track. Grime artist, Flohio, Otto von Schirach and Estonian rapper, Tommy Cash guest. 

Various
Berlin Atonal Vol.3

Berlin Atonal is a festival and on Vol.3 we have some live performances put onto 3 12” vinyl. First we have Cabaret Voltaire who performed for the first time in over 20 years at the festival. With them come Miles Whittaker, Fis and Abdulla Rashim. A nice piece whether you were at the festival or not. A limited edition of 500 copies.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Noyzelab
Earth / Water / Fire / Metal / Wood Cell Meditations

Released on Brian Grainger's (Milieu, Coppice Halifax) Psøma Psi Phi imprint, this is a discounted "bundle" deal set of all five instalments in the epic five-part series of synthesizer drone works. These pieces are designed for meditation by Noyzelab AKA David Burraston (NYZ, Dave Noyze, Bryen Telko) who has previously released on The Death of Rave, Cataclyst, meds, The Tapeworm, Feral Tapes, Computer Club, Fractal Meat Cuts, Entr'acte, Ge-stell, Conditional, FLUF, Gamma Mine etc. 

Helena Hauff
Have You Been There, Have You Seen It

Amazingly finding time to produce new music in between appearing at every single festival and club this summer, Hamburg’s finest Helena Hauff hops from Werk Discs to Ninja Tune proper with a new single. As you might well expect, industrial, electro and acid influences splatter across this muscular batch of top-shelf dark room bangers, but with plenty of light and mischief thrown into the mix to keep things fresh. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Drama
Loneliness

Drama were making electronic music before it was cool. In the late '70s and into the '80s, bands in Eric Simpson and Don Stagg's local Ontario, Canada, were playing in guitar rock bands. Loneliness is the band's debut LP from 1978 and it's a brooding piece of electronica which shifts between New-Wave and Krautrock.

Jan Jelinek
Zwischen

The very last thing anybody wants in an interview is to be lost for words, caught off-guard, or to stumble over an expression. That’s why for this album, naughty Jan Jelinek isolated only such moments between words from interviews with twelve public figures, ranging from John Cage to Lady Gaga to Yoko Ono. These pauses, exhalations and nervous laughs also control various synthesiser functions, resulting overall in a strangely satisfying series of experimental-accidental poetry.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Jung An Tagen
Agent Im Objekt

It’s a question as old as music itself: what happens when conventional club music signifiers are subjected to querying skews, syncopations, minimalisms and new sound designs? Vienna’s Jung An Tagen is member of the week over at the Deconstructin’ Da Club Club. If you’re keen to have your rave cake and stroke your beard too, don’t miss these totally radical dance wonks.

Noyzelab
Wood Cell Meditations

Noyzelab is the sound outlet of David Burraston, a man who knows his stuff when it comes to advanced sonic arts (he’s got a PhD y’know). Wood Cell Meditations is part of a series of works that use fancy resources to create massive pulsating drone masses, designed specifically for mind-warping meditations. Three CDs-worth of them are presented here for you. Heavy.

Noyzelab
Metal Cell Meditations

How often do we really take the time to ponder the universe and its infinite meaninglessness? Dave Burraston, also known as Noyzelab/Dave Noyze, invites us to sit down and do just that. The Metal Cell Meditations comes on 3 CD-R with different cuts of the same crushing saw-tooth synthesizer drone, so you can use it for both your 3-minute morning meditation and your ayahuasca ceremony.

Noyzelab
Fire Cell Meditations

Newest release by David Burraston under his Noyzelab moniker. The label advertises this as background music for your yoga classes, although we feel it might induce some downward-dogged panic attacks with its deep and dissociative saw-tooth drones. This CD-R set contains Fire Cell Meditations of different lengths, so it suits all your different meditation purposes.

Noyzelab
Water Cell Meditations

Less threatening and more immersive than the Fire Cell Meditations, David Burraston’s Water Cell Meditations is meant to help you with your transcendental meditations, or serve as background music for your yoga class. With different lengths of drone on 3 CD-Rs, Noyzelab's latest effort is a weird psychedelic and dissociative trip, with binaural beeps that sound like they're continuously accelerating. Not a must-have for everybody, but definitely for somebody.

Noyzelab
Earth Cell Meditations

Released on Brian Grainger's (Milieu, Coppice Halifax) Psøma Psi Phi imprint, 'Earth Cell Meditations' is the first in an epic five-part series of synthesizer drone works designed for meditation by Noyzelab AKA David Burraston (NYZ, Dave Noyze, Bryen Telko) who has previously released on The Death of Rave, Cataclyst, meds, The Tapeworm, Feral Tapes, Computer Club, Fractal Meat Cuts, Entr'acte, Ge-stell, Conditional, FLUF, Gamma Mine etc. 

Baldruin
Biotische Verwitterung

As dystopian as records come, Biotische Verwitterung is right up there - an angst-ridden German stab that's bleached in narcotic punk. This record seems lost in a lo-fi nightmare, swirling in black whole and destined for nothing but pain. Some call it "Hauntology"; Baldruin call it "Bavarian Gothic".
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

XVARR
Honeymoon With Solitude

Honeymoon With Solitude by XVARR is the second release on Twin Womb, the label set up by XVARR and Egypte Erotique. It follows 2018’s Aeons Revolve 12”. It’s mainly synthy soundscapes that could soundtrack a late ‘70s or early ‘80s dystopian film. Some nice retro sounds. Cassette, limited to 100 hand numbered copies.
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Myriam Bleau
Lumens & Profits

Myriam Bleau brings the approaches of an experimental artist to bear on the materials of bass music electronics, spinning these elements together into hypnotising structures on Lumens & Profits. Lots of delicious moments where different crystalline synth lines or rhythmic stutter-planes fall in and out of overlap. Stimulating stuff on Where To Now?
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

James Holden
A Cambodian Spring OST

James Holden has created a synth based soundtrack for the documentary A Cambodian Spring. The film follows a group of activists fighting corrupt developers and officials as they try and protect their right to their land. Holden's soundtrack captures the intensity of their fight with tracks that veer between drone, trance and the odd arpeggio. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Soundtracks
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Praed
Doomsday Survival Kit

Thrilling and unique take on chaabi from the Lebanese duo Praed. ‘Doomsday Survival Kit’ takes familiar cues from the hyperactive form of music, but the way in which they fuse the clarinet into the sound concocts something truly distinct. It's the way the clarinet interweaves and reacts against the restless rhythms and vibrant synths, an inspired synthesis.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

dj. flugvel og geimskip
Our Atlantis

Always a good idea to do a concept album about Atlantis, and all the more interesting if it is something other than a prog rock album. Our Atlantis, by dj. flugvel og geimskip is very far from that: it is a technicolour, electronic dreamscape / dance-party, with flugvel’s synth programming and sweet vocals expressing a bright wonder at the Atlantis idea. On Geertruida.

Nicolas Jaar
Space Is Only Noise

Nicolas Jaar's landmark debut album 'Space Is Only Noise' is a perfectly-produced take on glacially-paced house and electronica. It's a profoundly weird record, with textures so visceral that things seems to be physically touching your ears. The record is full of pops, clicks, and clacks, a beautifully tangible and spacious work. Out on Circus Company. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Claude Speeed
Sun Czar Temple

Rich textured electronic noises from Scotland’s Claude Speeed. FAO fans of the softer side of Tim Hecker, Fennesz et al. At times recalling the bleepy arpeggios of early Emeralds yet with a much more synthetic edge, Sun Czar Temple is well worth diving into. Available on 12” vinyl from Planet Mu.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Franck Vigroux
Théorème

Franck Vigroux’s 'Théorème' is an EP of monolithic beats and digital grit. The fact that Vigroux has previously collaborated with the late Mika Vainio should give you an indication of what kind of territory we’re in here. It’s experimental electronics at their most dystopian and physical, 'Théorème’s' four tracks - unlike much contemporary electronics - stands on its own without an academia drenched press release.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Christian Löffler
Graal (Prologue)

Graal (Prologue) is the third album released by German producer Christian Löffler. Given that bracketed subtitle I think we can safely assume it won't be his last. Along with his collaborators Mohna and Josephine Philip, Löffler makes cold and emotive dance music that rattles the bones. On Ki Records.

Bendik Giske
Surrender

Saxophone-wunderkind Bendik Giske delivering his hypnotizing debut. With the sense of a more accessible and less intimidating Colin Stetson, the Norwegian explores all the nooks and crannies of the sax. Surrender is the man’s first full-length but it’s packed with warm sounds, the clicking of valves, and mesmerizing rhythms. Great reed, would recommend.

John Maus
Songs

The 2006 debut of avant-pop musician John Maus, from before he rose to real prominence. Songs is super-electronic and rich with nostalgic longing for many things, especially the sound and culture of 1980’s pop. Fair enough John, it was a pretty evocative time. Features Ariel Pop on two tracks. Songs has been reissued by Ribbon Music.
  • Label(s):
  • LTM

Silk Road Assassins
State Of Ruin

Silk Road Assassins drop their debut LP via the notorious Planet Mu. Given how lush State Of Ruin sounds, it’s no surprise to find out that the trio of Tom E Vercetti, Chemist and Lovedr0id all make electronic library music for their day jobs. This album is full of the sort of sombre, muted takes on trap, dancehall, grime etc. that Mr. Mitch has become so good at over the past couple of years.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Kirkis
Kirkis 2

Kirkis is a funny bloke - just look at the cover for Kirkis 2 if you don’t believe me. This record sees the Melbourne artist applying his trickster punk spirit to a sort of dollar-bin rendering of the Italians Do It Better sound. Some of it comes off a bit like The Moonlandingz, some of it makes you wonder what Berlin-era Bowie would have done if he’d ever discovered minimal synth music.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ot To, Not To
It Loved To Happen (Remixes)

Back in 2016 Nicolas Jaar’s Other People imprint released Goshen, an album of experimental r ‘n’ b from Ot To, Not To. In preparation for the follow-up It Loved To Happen the Virginia duo have handed remix duties to four other artists operating somewhere between mainstream and leftfield sonics. Xiu Xiu, Ben Chatwin, Machinefabriek and Carlos Nino each turn in something lovely on It Loved To Happen (Remixes).
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Kiasmos
Kiasmos

Minimal neo-classical pianist and composer Ólafur Arnalds joins Janus Rasmussen to release under the name Kiasmos, a Scandinavian project that investigates the intersection between Arnalds acoustic compositions and Rasmussen's drenched-in-synth pop music. Lots of wonderful should-be-contradictions arise, such as drum machines next to string swells and ambient textures next to dance music. 
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Veronica Maximova
Computerlove

Russian/Belgian artist Veronica Maximova releases her debut album Computerlove via VOITAX. It is a dark musing on modern life and the hyper-connectivity we have through technology and the ultimate lack of true connection we feel. It's a brooding electronic pop/drone album that challenges and allures.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Belief Defect
Remixed 01

Belief Defect opened up the contents of their Decadent yet Depraved album to the floor, and this is the first stage of what came back from their producer pals. Remixed 01 features four tracks, reimagined by Surachai, Alessandro Cortini, Telefon Tel Aviv and Kangding Ray. Lots of variation of approach just within these four tracks, making for a very interesting EP. On Raster.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Nate Young
Volume One: Dilemmas Of Identity

New one from Wolf Eye’s very own Nate Young, who in his solo releases thus far has burrowed down a peculiar and mucky brand of experimental electronics. ‘Volume One: Dilemmas of Identity’ - which comes out via Young’s own Lower Floor Music - is a collection of material which Young made during the time of his Regression series, but wasn’t quite the fit for that project. Needless to say it’s as essential as anything with Young’s name attached.

Boy Harsher
Careful

Given how much mileage Boy Harsher have got out of their first few releases - their Lesser Man EP has been reissued more times than this Norman Records™ description writer has had hot dinners - it wouldn’t be over-egging the pudding to call Careful one of the most eagerly anticipated LPs of 2019. The duo’s second full-length record finds them adding a touch of Johnny Jewel-ish noir to their icy coldwave sound.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Brainfeeder X

We all like a bit of Flying Lotus's imprint Brainfeeder but it can be hard to keep up with their deluge of releases. So this handy compilation could be a good place to get acquainted or re-aquainted with the LA based beats people. It's a 4LP (or 2CD) collection of their best bits containing all your favourites such as  Lapalux, Teebs, DJ Paypal and of course Sir Fly Lo. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Yuri Morozov
Strange Angels

Compiled by Alan Gubby of psych-experimenters Revbjelde Strange Angels presents the first release of Yuri Morozov to the west, after recording for over 40 years and producing more than 46 albums that covered prog, psych, industrial, experimental electronics akin to Radiophonic Workshop, and freak out folk. Being banned and monitored by the KGB means this is the first time this stuff has been on vinyl and CD.

Finlay Shakespeare
Domestic Economy

Domestic Economy is the debut full-length album from Finlay Shakespeare. The Bristolian youngster seems to have a bit of a flair for electro-pop. Respectful nods to New Order and Cabaret Voltaire blended with fresh sounds for the modern age, his skill parallels a musician of greater experience. LP on Editions Mego.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Black To Comm
Seven Horses For Seven Kings

Marc Richter hops over to Thrill Jockey for his latest LP as Black To Comm. Seven Horses For Seven Kings is another plunge into the depths of the human psyche. The blackened, misty music here sounds like it has been dredged up from the bed of the river Styx. Think Prurient, The Body and all that sort of thing.

Pilar Zeta
Moments of Reality

Moments of Reality is the debut album by Pilar Zeta. Released on Ultramajic, the album is a inspired by Japanese new age from the 1980s and post-modern art. Made using '90s synths, the album is a candy-pop haze which wafts between PC Music's riotous manipulations and a conceptual art refinement.   

Eartheater
IRISIRI

The latest envelope-pushing visionary to join the Pan roster is Queens-based artist Eartheater. With a name like that one comes to IRISIRI expecting a metal band, and though Eartheater’s music tends more towards the turbulent electronics of Aisha Devi and Alice Glass this LP also has a whiff of the electro-industrialism of, say, Nine Inch Nails. The rock influence brings IRISIRI into the orbit of recent drops by Hirakish, Zola Jesus and IVVVO.
  • Label(s):
  • PAN
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Objekt
Cocoon Crush

To the great concern of caterpillars everywhere, brainy Berlin DJ and producer Objekt is back at the Deconstruct-A-Club Workshop with another LP for brainy Berlin label PAN. Cocoon Crush is as immaculate as its predecessor Flatland, but contrasts in being much more focused on manipulating recordings (of all sorts of stuff) into organic textures, rather than synthesising material from scratch.
  • Label(s):
  • PAN
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Dark Strands
Unknown Truths

This is the debut album from Dark Strands AKA Tony Beardsley (no relation as far as we can tell to impudent geordie footballing genius Peter). Tony has been inspired by warehouse parties of the late 80s where no particular style or genre dominated. A free for all musical journey where anything goes, varying between rhythmic styles and electronic music strands.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Hama
Houmeissa

Hama is a Nigerian-based composer and this record genuinely sounds pretty fun. Apparently a mix of 90's synth-pop and 'traditional electronic desert folk', what couldn't be to love? I wasn't even aware that contemporary electronic desert folk was a thing, let alone traditional - we live and we learn. Houmeissa is available on Vinyl LP and CD, and released on Sahel Sounds. 

Clarence Séti
Jungle Quest

We don’t know much about this material that Clarence Seti put together in 1991, partly because it was only ever a demo CD. But all that matters is the music, these twelve tracks that we are now able to hear. Jungle Quest will certainly require you to have a taste for digital keyboards, and Seti really lays into his collection here, but this will charm many. Out on Lily Record.
  • Vinyl LP (LLR-349)
  • £15.99 £14.39 (saving: £1.60)
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Ailie Ormston
The Sedate

Ailie Ormston is back, though not quite as you knew her. The affable, wry dreariness of her band ******** gives way on this solo effort to something harder, more minimal and even *gulp* deconstructive. Fortunately, Ailie doesn’t take this stuff as seriously as many other musicians seem to and the result is crucially as entertaining as it is enlightening. Apparently all done with just one drum machine and one synth, and all.
  • Vinyl LP (50PURE002)
  • £12.49 £9.99 (saving: £2.50)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Red Stars CPR
Earth Is Heaven​ /​ Heaven Is Hell

Earth Is Heaven /Heaven Is Hell is the paradoxically named EP from Red Stars CPR, a collaboration between Red Stars Over Tokyo and CPR where they found unity in their difference of approach. Warm and uncanny loops bleed into something more sinister and darkly psychedelic. Earthly and heavenly and hellish. On Testtoon. 
  • Vinyl 12" (TTTB27)
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Len Leise / Jura Soundsystem
Adrian / Udaberri Blues

First release from the Temples Of Jura label. Though the label plans to focus on a variety of genres going forward, its first release is focussed  entirely on dub. Side A is Len Leise's tribute to iconic dub producer Adrian Sherwood, while the B side features Jusa Soundsystem's debut release. 
  • Vinyl 12" (TEMPLE 001)
  • £8.49 £6.79 (saving: £1.70)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Passarani
W.O.W.

Italian legend DJ/Producer Marco Passarani (Nature, Peacefrog, Generator, Skam, Numbers etc.) drops his first full-length in six years on Dusseldorf imprint Offen Music. Nothing to upset the apple-cart across the eight tracks of W.O.W., just eight cuts of perky club fare replete with pattering 808s and swaying melodies. ‘Get Down’ has a bit of an acid flare to it, but other than that this LP is the soundtrack to the last beach party of the summer.

Black Rain
Computer Soul EP

Inspired by the themes and characters of science fiction, Black Rain create dark, atmospheric sounds on Computer Soul EP, the final release in a sequence first started back in 2011 of releases on Blackest Ever Black. The sound moves from cyberpunk to thrash metal and industrial rock - as long as it's dark, it's here.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

R.H.G.T.
Depersonalisation

R.H.G.T. - Red Hook Grain Terminal to you, Jordan Edge to his mum - drops a cassette of brutalised electronica through the always excellent Opal Tapes (D.U.D.S., Gondwana). Depersonalisation has three modes: abrasive deconstructed club fare that sits at the limit of what Yves Tumor could come up with; hissing lo-fi beats that sound like a really beaten-up Madlib record being played on a really beaten-up turntable; and forays into pure industrial noise ala Prurient. Depersonalisation is not exactly easy on the ears, but it’s very good stuff.
  • Tape (OPAL137)
  • £7.99 £7.19 (saving: £0.80)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Shigeto
Weighted

As the snow flies on a cold and grey Chicago mornin', a poor little baby child is born - in Shigeto. That’s pretty much where the similarities with Elvis end for the Detroit artist, mind. On Weighted, Shigeto comes through with a selection of classic Midwest club tackle. ‘Fight Club’ and ‘Ooh Ooh’ are terse 808 techno, while the Ian Fink-featuring ‘The Line Up’ is closer to Moodymann’s Mahogani Music. Motor city royalty Andres rounds the EP out with a remix.
  • Vinyl 12" (GI328LPC1)
  • £15.49 £13.94 (saving: £1.55)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Third Noise Principle: Formative North American Electronica 1975-1984

Very exciting and jam-packed set on Cherry Red: Third Noise Principle, a four CD box-set that covers nine crucial years in the development of electronic music in North America. The huge tracklist doesn’t just stick to one area (e.g. academic electronics or the nightclub), but includes all kinds of different areas, from Smegma and Suicide to The Residents and Laurie Spiegel. Top value release.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

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.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Lowtec
Light Surfing

In the promotion of Lowtec’s new album ‘Light surfing’, there’s talk of “murky bangers” and “sideways beauty”, essential the satisfaction of dance rhythm but achieved in a wayward and unpredictable manner. Lowtec operates with a minimal aesthetic, but it’s one of great economy and precision, with care placed on both caressing and baffling the senses.   

GAS
Zauberberg

Wolfgang Voigt’s second album under his lauded forest techno moniker GAS is back, singly tree-issued on Kompakt. First released in ‘97, Zauberberg offers Voigt’s revolving branches of hazy, throbbing ambient at their most ambiguous, as if unsure of what really waits out there in the woods. The third track especially is one of his masterpieces.

Various
Transcendence

A new 12” compilation on NYX Unchained that spans a good deal of territory over its seven tracks. We’ve got lots of soundscape action here, with pieces of techno, heavyweight poetry, organs, guitar riffs and even melodies all surfacing in places. Artists on Transcendence include Maxwell Sterling and James Massiah.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Modeselektor
I Am Your God / Bronko

In the run up to their next album Modeselektor have given the DJs a head start with the release of I Am Your God / Bronko on 12". The press release describes them as "abysmal" but I'm guessing they don't mean in the bad way. This is tough industrial techno built from the sort of crisp sounds we've all come to expect from the German duo.
  • Vinyl 12" (MTR95)
  • £8.49 £7.64 (saving: £0.85)
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  • Last copy

Nitzer Ebb
Body Of Work

Body of Work is a compilation album by Industrial synth punks Nitzer Ebb. it was originally released back 2006. It’s an overview of the band’s output between 1984 and 1997 and contains classics such as Warsaw Ghetto and Join The Chant. Mute are reissuing the band’s back catalogue which means that this nifty little set is being released on vinyl for the first time. 4LP red/white vinyl set on Mute.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Subjective
Act One – Music For Inanimate Objects

Subjective is Goldie and James Davidson joining forces to create an album on Sony’s classical music subprint Masterworks. What a time to be alive. Based on the first few tracks of Act One - Music for Inanimate Objects, the project seems filled with lush instrumentals glazing over intense breakbeats, somewhere between Clap! Clap! and Ricky Eat Acid.

Machinefabriek
With Voices

Tireless timbral titillator Machinefabriek crackles his way onto Western Vinyl with an album of various human voices variously manipulated and recomposed into a shifting soundscape. Whose various voices, you ask? Those of Peter Broderick, Richard Youngs, Marissa Nadler and Zero Years Kid, for instance.

Ricardo Donoso
Calibrate

Denovali (Nadia Struiwigh, Her Name Is Calla) drop the new LP from Brazilian artist Ricardo Donoso. Calibrate sees Donoso going even deeper down the dark IDM/techno path than he did on June’s collaborative LP with Thiago Kochenborger. Frenzied soundscapes like ‘Rendering The Ineffable’ recall Arca, Phase Fatale and Bonaventure in equal measure. Powerful stuff.
  • Vinyl LP (DEN311LP)
  • £18.99 £15.19 (saving: £3.80)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Nazar
Enclave

Debut EP from one of Hyperdub's most exciting new acts. On Enclave, Nazar has created six tracks in a style he calls rough kudoro, his take on Angolan kudoro, but married with the harsh aesthetics of dystopia. This approach acts as his commentary on the Angolan Civil war, and its consequences. 'Konvoy' was featured on Burial & Kode9's Fabriclive 100.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Felsmann + Tiley
Tempora

Felsmann + Tiley are German-born musicians, Patrick Tiley and Dominik Felsmann. Whilst the pair love movie scores, piano-based pieces and the best electronic music has to offer, they often feel that all these styles stick to a path well-trodden or, in the case of film music, don’t work out of context. With Tempora, they wanted to make an album that was cinematic in range with a classical heart, using only synths. Their inspiration comes from Nils Frahm, Deadmau5, Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - the pair who scored the Netfilx series Stranger Things and Olafur Arnalds. LP on Rare Ware Co.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Damon Zucconi
Untitled Substance

Debut music release from Philadelphia based tech focussed artist Damon Zucconi. Known primarily for his visual work, including a piece for Arca, on Untitled Substance Zucconi takes his visual practice of "perceptual recognition manipulation and digital mis-engineering" and applies it to music. The result is some truly gnarly Baltimore inspired club music and a number of more abstract interludes.
  • Vinyl LP (ZG004)
  • £15.99 £14.39 (saving: £1.60)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Emika
Falling In Love With Sadness

The first solo album in a little while for the busy multi-project artist that is Emika. Falling In Love With Sadness is perhaps a richer, denser listen than past Emika, with her dramatic voice sitting in a soundbed of big spacey synths and melodic hooks. Released on the artist’s own Emika Records label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Hellfish & Bryan Fury
Baby Eaters

Who are these babies and what are they eating? It’s double trouble with Hellfish and Brian Fury, here showing us the importance of hyphens on their new single Baby Eaters. It’s a vibrant trip through some truly shocking, provocative hardcore techno - pummeling, crushed beats and grisly samples. Really radical stuff.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Chris Carter
Chemistry Lessons Volume 1.1 - Coursework

It’s barely been a minute since Chris Carter’s treated us to a tripped-out take on our boring high school years with Chemistry Lessons. With Chemistry Lessons Volume 1.1 - Course Work, he’s bringing us an extra track as well as three remixes, spanning cinematographic noise (Radiophonic Workshop), spaced-out techno (Chris Liebing), and dub techno (Daniel Avery).
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ultramarine
Signals Into Space

Signals Into Space is the seventh album by electronic duo, Ultramarine. They made their first recordings for Les Disques Du Crépuscule way back in 1990. Signals Into Space sees the duo working with Anna Domino and saxophonist Iain Bellamy. It was conceived in their rehearsal space - a room without windows. This location has played its part in creating what they call a ‘visually escapist’ record. LP and CD on Les Disques Du Crépuscule.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Kamikaze Space Programme & Eomac
ETXC004

Eomac has had a busy 2018. As well as dropping his Reconnect LP and the accompanying Resist All Dogma EP on his own Eotrax imprint he has had a part in four collaborative records for his ETXC series. Following on from unions with Paula Temple, Sean Carpio and Demian Licht we now have the fruits of his labour alongside Kamikaze Space Programme. ETXC004’s ‘Environment 1’ revolves around a lopsided techno locked groove, while ‘Environment 2’ is full of hissing synth drones.
  • Vinyl 12" (ETXC004)
  • £8.49 £7.64 (saving: £0.85)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Tolley & Dara
Cutheart

Jazz bass, synth and percussion improvisations you say? Well. step right up for Cutheart by Aussie couple, Tolley & Dara. The album has been pieced together from a bunch of live improvised recordings made in 1979. David Tolley is a renowned Australian jazz bassist who has played one album by The Brian Brown Quartet and also formed Ex- with Gong’s Daevid Allen. He also brings a rack of analogue synths to this party. Dure Dara is a percussionist who dabbles in everything hitable from the normal to the exotic. Limited edition reissue LP on The Roundtable.

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
Stranger Things: Halloween Sounds From The Upside Down (Picture Disc)

Spooky/nostalgia two-fer Stranger Things is pretty much held together by its solid soundtrack, created by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein who blew the dust off their dads’ old synths. They made an ambiance that breathed denim jackets, perms, and an unadulterated fear of the unknown. Now the kind folk at Invada are releasing a sweet picture disc featuring the scariest unknown b-sides. Limited edition only.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Soundtracks