Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Pina
Lärm

Phil just couldn't wait to have this one played in the office. In fact, he emailed Ian directly to instruct us to listen to it all immediately. Who doesn't get a little excited about one of the most recognisable underground electronic artists of the 90's releasing some new stuff? Lärm by Pina is available on vinyl LP and is released on Lapsus Records. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Miki Yui
Mills

Warm field recording clutter for broken droners. Miki Yui's newest record for Cusp Editions sounds beautiful through and through, recalling the shuttering architecture of records by Danny Clay. Using clanging, metallic sound sources and odd strands of half-baked rhythm, Yui creates an inviting, Sunday morning kinda experimentalism.
  • Vinyl LP (CUSPEDITIONS 006)
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Kutiman
Don't Hold Onto the Clouds

The multi-talented Kutiman drops a new full-length via his own Siyal Music imprint. Don’t Hold Onto the Clouds is, in the producer/instrumentalist/label-owner/animator’s own words, a record that helps him fall asleep. We can see why that’s the case - the four lengthy entries here are languid things that recall, among others, Moondog and Alice Coltrane. There’s also a clear influence of Indian classical music. It’s a dreamy LP for sure.

Rian Treanor
A Rational Tangle

He’s well-known to us now of course, but let's look and listen back to Rian Treanor’s 2015 debut, the sharp A Rational Tangle EP on The Death of Rave. Four cuts of jagged synthetic shapes, showcasing the family instinct for rhythmic and textural complexity that somehow still comes together as a joy to hear. White label 12”, just about still available at time of writing!
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

D'Arcangelo
II

Suction Records follow up their reissue of D’Arcangelo’s 1996 Rephlex Records EP with this new archival release. Four of the six pieces on II were tracked around the same time as the Roman duo’s self-titled debut, though they have never seen the light of day until now. They’re the typically mind-melting mix of braindance, acid, electro, techno and IDM that the Italian veterans have spent the subsequent years stamping their authority on. The release is fleshed out by ‘AOM*2’ and ‘Diagram IX’, both long out of print until now.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

CVX
Zibaldone III Of CVX

The third instalment of Rupert Clervaux’s Zibaldone Of CVX series is a collection of ‘multi-angle audio mosaics’ from the London-via-Mallorca sound artist. While Zibaldone III may initially seem obtuse and hostile, if you persevere you’ll stumble on some rather profound stuff. Synthesising snippets of spoken text - poetry, radio broadcasts, lectures, you name it - with everything from lo-fi techno to closing-time piano jazz, CVX has made an oddly compelling work here. Imagine Karlheinz Stockhausen if he’d ever hooked up with Jan Jelinek.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Diptera
001 [Antenna]

Diptera are a duo who approach club deconstructionism in a rather literal way. First off Activist DJ whips up a quick bit of darkside garage. The resulting tune is then sent over to Wesley who mangles, bends and screws the original into strange new shapes. On 001 [Antenna], the end result is a four-track set that sounds like a Clark mix being funneled through a metal pipe. Szare also springs to mind. Out via Mana.
  • Vinyl 12" (MANA3)
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

John Robinson Pierce
Music From Mathematics

At some point, robots are going to take over the earth. Maybe it has already happened and we can’t even tell. Those that will be spared are those that have declared their love for all things robotic so you should buy this 1960s foray into computer generated music by John Robinson Pierce and start swatting up. On vinyl.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Fleck E.S.C
Discrete Opinion

Sometimes it feels like once you’ve heard one Central Processing Unit release, you’ve heard them all. All those bleeps and bloops can jade one a little. However, something seems to be different with this latest drop from Fleck E.S.C. We can’t quite put our finger on it - maybe it’s the lovely languid bass sounds, maybe it’s the little dabs of abrasive noise he throws into the mix every now and then - but Discrete Opinion has managed to at once slot nicely into the label’s huge Braindance back-catalogue and also distinguish itself from it. Some feat.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Colund1

This compilation consists of electronic music made using the Colundi sequence, a 128-tone scale that taps into some strange philosophical and biological fundaments. This non-Western scale was developed by tireless electronic experimenter Aleksi Perälä and former Rephlex head honcho Grant Wilson-Claridge. Things tend to lean towards the more off-kilter side of techno, with a lot of classic drum sounds and some gorgeous harmonies. Capsule and Tunnel One’s contributions are particularly exciting, the former an eerie choir-led stroll and the latter pulling off some classic sci-fIDM.
  • Vinyl 12" (COLUND1)
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Mark E
Product Of Industry

Mark E hails from the West Midlands, and identifies the industrial background of the area as an influence on his sound, particularly on this album, Product Of Industry (obviously). But, refreshingly, this isn’t just a byword for ‘heavy’ and ‘dark’ music. Mark E takes the mechanical relentlessness of industry, but tempered with warm analogue synth sounds. Its a strong combination.

Griffit Vigo
DJ

Finally, an introduction on his own terms for one of gqom's originators. Gqom is a mindbendingly propulsive style of dance music from Durban in South Africa. Here Griffit Vigo gives us a taste of his debut album, and shows his intent to make sure that the genre's beginnings are not forgotten. Will never fail to light up a dance floor. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

WEN
EPHEM:ERA

WEN’s new set EPHEM:ERA observes grime from a studied distance, taking the core club ingredients of the sound and applying the WEN magic to them in order to construct semi-abstracted electronic music that makes you wonder: is this a piece, or a track? Either way, twelve slices of great audio. EPHEM:ERA is out on Big Dada.
  • Artist(s):
  • Wen

Rizzla
Adepta

Rizzla’s star may not shine as brightly as the likes Kelela, Total Freedom and other Fade To Mind luminaries, but gosh darn it can they tear up a club. Anyone who slept on 2015’s essential Iron Cages EP can set things right by copping the producer’s debut LP Adepta. These eleven tracks of pure dancefloor power bristle with violence, rage and intent. Imagine early Arca with absolutely no time for pretence.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Apostille
Choose Life

Glaswegian, Night School Records manager and probable trainspotter Apostille (one Michael Kasparis) upsets the rhythm on Upset the Rhythm with his new album Choose Life. This one follows 2015’s Powerless with upbeat retro (especially the bass) synthpop. Good luck un-seeing the cover photo ever.

Brian Case
Plays Paradise Artificial

Brian Case from Chicago post-punk bands Disappears and FACS is onto his third solo release with Plays Paradise Artificial. Here he takes the essence of his previous two albums and distills further his work with Disappears and FACS to its bare bones to create a skeletal and spooky musical world. Transparent yellow vinyl, limited to 300 copies on Hand In The Dark.
  • Vinyl LP (HITD 041)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Primitive Art
Crab Suite

Arcola Records is having a good 2018. The label has already scored hits with drops from Nkisi, Jamal Moss, Basic Rhythm and more. Primitive Art’s Crab Suite EP maintains their good form into the second half of the year. This is a brilliantly mucky affair, with various soundsystem cross-pollinations (dub techno, dancehall, Reggaeton) pulled apart by techniques from the world of industrial techno. Shrouded in reverb, delay and distortion, tracks like ‘Sequrity’ and ‘Recall Your Bones’ nod simultaneously to Basic Channel, Arca and Shackleton.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
E123 EP

Sähkö Recordings sub-label Puu (Jimi Tenor, Soft Focus, try not to laugh at the name) presents a various-artists selection. E123 is made up of four pieces of gently-bobbing downtempo electro. Ni Ko and Jarno Valli impress the most with their entries of R2-D2 weirdness (the former) and cerebral Balearicism (the latter).

Johnny Jewel
Themes For Television

He’s prolific, that Johnny Jewel. Despite running Italians Do It Better and being in Chromatics, he still manages to find time to turn out an impressive amount of solo material. No sooner has the dust settled on Jewel’s January LP Digital Rain than we get Themes For Television, a twenty-one track collection of music intended for the reboot of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. Only ‘Windswept’ made it onto the show in the end, but the remaining pieces conjure that very specific TP mood very well indeed.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Prefuse 73
Sacrifices

Last spotted writing an album called 'Lady Parts' as Fudge, it feels like time Scott Heron got back to doing what he's best at. After many years of output he still has great production chops and though we have absolutely zero information about this album we're sure it will be as much anticipated as all his previous work.  
  • Label(s):
  • Lex

Ōgon Batto
Hedoro

Its Ogon Batto! The name of the game from this Belgian is a highly synthetic synthesis of Japanese-style sounds, put together with synthesisers and often suggesting a surrealistic video game. Hedoro has the feel of an exotic fantasia for the digital age, and will surely appeal to fans of some of what Oneohtrix Point Never has been up to in recent years. On Aguirre.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Lena Platonos
Lepidoptera

Reissue of the ‘mother of Greek electronica’ by Dark Entries here. Originally released in 1986, the pianist-turned-composer Lena Platonos conceived Lepidoptera as a record of avant-pop. Full of stylistic left-turns - dinky nature documentary soundtrack one minute, Devo-meets-Laurie Anderson the next - this record sounds oddly contemporary when put up against the smorgasbord-pop sound of so many current post-genre artists.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Bill Laswell / Nicholas James Bullen
Bass Terror

You know that when Bill Laswell (of Painkiller and a thousand heavy production jobs) and Nicholas James Bullen (of Scorn and bloody Napalm Death) threaten Bass Terror, they are going to deliver on that threat. These two pieces are dense with low-end throb, pulse and thrash, and they have never before been released on vinyl. Out on Sub Rosa.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Daedelus
Of Snowdonia & Something Bells

While Daedelus might now have built a whole scene in his image, back in the early 2000s he was still working towards that whole mad-genius post-bap thing. 2003’s Of Snowdonia LP, and the shorter Something Bells that was released the following year, both represent significant steps in his artistic progression. They show him making strides in the direction of his trademark sound, yet also incorporating influences from folk and r ‘n’ b in a manner reminiscent of what Four Tet was doing at the same time. This re-pressing from Magical Properties brings the two records together in one double-LP edition.

David Tagg
PILL SERIES USB

This release from David Tagg is released on a USB stick packaged within a pill box that promises ‘Sleeping Pills’. But PILL SERIES USB carries the conceit beyond that: the musical contents are in fact intended to soothe the listener to sleep, over the course of 8 hours of ambience. Only 21 copies of this unusual release, hurry hurry!

Michal Turtle feat. HOVE
Middle of the Road Less Travelled

80s electro tinkerer Michal Turtle has seen a renewed interest in his music in recent years, with Music From Memory reissuing a number of records from his back catalogue. Now Light Of Other Days sees him team up with guitarist Hove for this EP of gentle deep house and Balearic beat. There’s a nice dinky quality to the synths on Middle of the Road Less Travelled that recalls Dazion and Dip In The Pool.
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Immersion
Analogue Creatures Living on An Island

Immersion is a project by Colin Newman of Wire and Malka Spigel of Githead. It was shelved just before 2000 and has now been brought back on Newman’s Swim imprint. Analogue Creatures Living on An Island is glorious synthetic dream pop that lacks structure or rhythm, it nears on drone, but with an undeniable sunshine to it.

Antoni Maiovvi
Interior / Exterior

Italo-synth throwback merchant Antoni Maiovvi’s ‘Interior’ and ‘Exterior’ are exemplary renderings of … well, throwback Italo-synth. As grandiose as the cover art, each track swells and ebbs with gorgeous arpeggios, skittering synth stabs and snappy melodies. Out on the ever-reliable InFact recordings, and with only 50 of these pressed you’d be wise to snap one up sooner rather than later.
  • Vinyl 10" (InFact050)
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

XIII
Eocity

Sound artist XIII returns to Gang of Ducks (Shit & Shine, My Panda Shall Fly) for this eerie EP. Eocity was made predominantly with a Yamaha ex5r, a piece of hardware which intended to mimic the vibrations and timbral quirks of the acoustic instruments it was aping. It didn’t succeed, but XIII taps into the simultaneously chilly and warm sound of the synth across these six tracks. The resulting record lands somewhere between Ziur and Visible Cloaks. The sleeve comes 'hand-burnt', which is cool.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Brendon Anderegg
June

After being one half of electronic music project Mountains with Koen Holtkamp, composer Brendon Anderegg began his solo career in the late ‘90s. His return to recording begins with June, a calming work reminiscent of Bernard Parmegiani, Tangerine Dream, Cluster and Popol Vuh. Vinyl only on Thrill Jockey.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Nonturn
Territory

Territory is the soundtrack to the streets of Tokyo. Nozom Yoneda, as Nonturn made field recording in the city and collated them to produce an idealised vision of his city. Yoneda has had a go at just about every style of music and has drawn on the diversity of his experience to a produce a work that is both ambitious, and personal.
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Rasmus Hedlund
Intet Efter Allt

Finnish label Ljudverket make it into double-figures courtesy of another drop by Rasmus Hedlund. The four tunes of Intet Efter Allt (Nothing After All) are icy affairs that bring together big-room techno, acid-techno, dub-techno and a few other strands of that there techno. Sombre synths and minor-key pads abound whether Hedlund is operating at 120 bpm or 140 bpm. Imagine a moodier version of Bjarki.
  • Vinyl 12" (LJUDVERKET010)
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Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook
The Dark Side Of The Moog Vol. 1

The legendary Klaus Schulze and his similarly synth-toting pal Pete Namlook loved their Pink Floyd, like any good psychedelic travellers would, and they carried this inspiration over to their Dark Side Of The Moog series. These ain’t covers though: the material here on Volume One is space-synth ambient music on an epic scale. Double LP release from Music On Vinyl.

Various
Fractures

Fractures is a collection of new material from artists like The Rowan Amber Mill and The British Space Group, who have immersed themselves in the hauntological-pastoral vibes of 1973. Published as 2 different hand-made editions, a Night and a Dawn version, which include badges and stickers and the like. 104 copies of each out there! On A Year In The Country.

Elian
Harrowgate

Some shadowy sounds from Elian. Harrowgate is the new five tracker from American producer Michael Duane Ferrell. Hes delving into the sonic pallet, blending white-noisey fuzz with tripped out synths and ominous atmospherics. Going deep into the ocean or far out into space, he's looking for something in the darkness. Out on CD from Home Normal.
  • CD (homen061)
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TimeDog
Objects of Mind

The debut album by Glaswegian ambient musician Pete Burton. Ethereal electronic music ranging from ambient, drone to experimental percussion structures with a hint towards the kosmische Zeitgeist. All guitars, synths and percussion instruments played by Pete Burton, with a strong focus on live improvisation. Pete is stronlgy influenced by Krautrock acts such as Popol Vuh or Tangerine Dream but also modern ambient music like Biosphere etc. 150 limited, hand numbered & manufactured CDs only.

wosX
Brasil World Cup 2034

Dystopian vaporwave for pitch-shifted Orwellian ears, this new tape on Dream Catalogue sees wosX imagine a future in which Brazil once again hosts the world cup, albeit in a "war-torn South America". It's a record of saunteringly monotonous synth that speaks to the hardvapour aesthetic, implying harshness through pop music slowed into subliminally aggressive glitches.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

The Orb
No Sounds Are Out of Bounds

After two techno albums for Kompakt, The Orb’s main man Alex Patterson wanted to create something more expansive and less predictable. He was keen to work with more people and use more vocals too. The result is No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds, The electronic duo’s guest-heavy 15th album. It features guest performances from Hollie Cook, Roger ‘Brian’s Brother’ Eno, Youth, Steve Hillage, Jah Wobble and renowned session musician Guy Pratt. Double vinyl LP on Cooking Vinyl. 

Death In Vegas
Honey

Death In Vegas continue their collaborations with Sasha Grey with the sleek dark electro pop of Honey, which is sure to delight fans of the group. Honey is backed with Richard Fearless’s dub version of ‘Witchdance’, wherein the vocals of Austra singer Katie Stelmanis are yet more abstracted than they were before, to intoxicating effect, 12” from the Drone label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Red Fetish
A Derangement Of Synapses

Red Fetish come from humble Stoke in the UK but the sound produced sounds more like it was knocked up on a space shuttle, somewhere around the moon. A Derangement of Synapses sees the two band members tinkering away on some classic Korg and Yamaha instruments to make some lo-fi Human League type stuff, perhaps edging more toward the dark tunes of Oppenheimer Analysis. 180g, red and white coloured vinyl LP.
  • Vinyl LP (MR-054)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

DJ Richard
Dies Iræ Xerox

House bloodsucker DJ Richard returns with another record of sublimity in Dies Irae Xerox. As if Grind wasn't already unsettling enough, it looks like this one's going to continue to be bright sparks of light from dank dour corners, another record of groovy hope from a producer who can't stop wowing us. Playing with swelling ambience this time round, Richard's sound finds its expansion pack.

Various
The Originators

If you want the lowdown on the Gqom sound, the Gqom Oh! label is the best source for you, having basically introduced us to the South African genre with their compilation in 2016. Here they bring 5 tracks from some of the forms most prominent producers, including DJ Lag, Sbucardo, and Griffit Vigo. Comes with download code for 4 bonus tracks.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Love Means Taking Action Remixes

The latest album from Posh Isolation prime dude Loke Rhabek’s Croatian Amor project gets handed over to a bunch of pals including Félicia Atkinson and Age Coin for remixing. The ambient-synth-melancholy tone of the original album lends itself to all sorts of interesting approaches over the course of these eight new takes. This is a limited edition LP on Posh Isolation.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Thought Broadcast
Social Acid

Thought Broadcast are an industrial, post-punk band which create dissonant, churning sounds and Social Acid is perhaps the  most raw album yet. Comprising of crunching machinery type noises, Social Acid is dark and experimental and unlike anything else you’ll hear this year. Limited to 100 cassette copies.  
  • Tape (PER004)
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D'Marc Cantu / Black Meteoric Star
Split Concept

Traxx’s Nation label is always a sure thing when it comes to odd variations on the blueprint of rugged hardware house music, and the pairing of D’Marc Cantu and Black Meteoric Star on this split release is a prime example. Cantu is actually in a relatively restrained mode here, burrowing into meditative arpeggios and scuffed beatdowns on “RDDS”, while Black Meteoric Star creates a jarring but alluring minimal wave abstraction on the live version of “Me And My Rhythm Box”.
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Cavern of Anti-Matter
Hormone Lemonade

Tim Gane's Cavern Of Anti-Matter return with their third studio album continuing their journey into the bowels of kraut rock by way of modular synths and homemade drum machines. Hormone Lemonade still has the loose improvised feel that will be familiar to those in awe of their previous offerings. 

You + Your D. Metal Friend
Sonnier


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LCC
Bastet

LCC (or Las CasiCasiotone) return to Editions Mego with their second full length album. Bastet continues in the experimental ambient vein of D Evolution utilising field recordings and an array of electronic manipulation, this time with focus on human rituals and movement. For fans of Thomas Köner and Jacaszek.
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  • LCC

Vanligt Folk
Palle Bondo

Baffling and haunting material from hardly-classifiable electro-creeps Vanligt Folk. Palle Bondo was written as a critique of the social stigmas of disability. In particular, it targets the notion of strangeness only being acceptable to society when it is clearly a chosen style of performance - with a “normal” agent beneath it. Fragments of familiar electro, dub and even industrial references make up these spacious productions. Nice early Autechre sample on the closing track!
  • Vinyl 12" (Ideal166)
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Underspreche
Invito Alla Danza Part 2

Underspreche (who, despite the German name, are Italian) are releasing a full-length album on Optimo Trax, though it is cunningly disguised as a set of EPs by being released separately. Invito Alla Danza (this is part 2) is a vivid set of electronic movement material, four tracks full of original thinking and hard-bouncing grooves. 12” release.
  • Vinyl 12" (OT027)
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Torn Hawk
Wormquest

Coming at ya from waaaaay over on the other side, Torn Hawk makes their debut outing on the Unknown To The Unknown label with Wormquest. Over the four tracks on this wax there will be some funky mechanical stuff, techno reinforced with guitars and a hefty dose of floor-filling insanity. 12” EP on UTTC.
  • Vinyl 12" (UTTU079)
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Seahawks
Eternal Beams

New Age relax-o-trons and prolific musicians Seahawks follow up their critically lauded Escape Hatch LP with Eternal Beams. Two sides of exploratory music that make you feel nestled, comfortable and at peace before revitalising you, via pulsating sounds, dolphin noises and good vibes. LP and CD on Ocean Moon,

Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook
The Dark Side Of The Moog Vol. 2

The legendary Klaus Schulze and his similarly synth-toting pal Pete Namlook loved their Pink Floyd, like any good psychedelic travellers would, and they carried this inspiration over to their Dark Side Of The Moog series, of which this is Volume Two. Subtitled A Saucerful of Ambience, this is another colossal slab of Schulzetastic space-synth magic. Double LP release from Music On Vinyl.

Hieroglyphic Being
The Replicant Dream Sequence (Blue PA14 Series)

Following up his loving tribute to all things innovative in the jazz world from classic Blue Note records onwards on 'The Red Notes', Jamal Moss releases The Replicant Dream Sequence (Blue PA14 Series) under his foremost Hieroglyphic Being alias.  Moss visited the late Bob Moog's Sound Lab at the tail end of 2016 and the Chicago house music innovator tested the classic and futuristic machines to their oscillating limits. Prismatic Afro-Futurism never sounded so Moogy, so groovy. Limited edition LP and CD on Moog Recordings Library.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

R. Karim
Object of Unknown Provenance

R. Karim’s name is as mysterious as his music. It does not tell us anything, especially not about this pretty little tape. It’s filled with his own recordings done on the side, for an unreleased film. Object of Unknown Provenance is like a plane built for flight, but now functioning as a submarine: enigmatic, and captivating.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ambienti Coassiali
Vol. 1 - Room 1-6

In the late 1980s, armed with nothing but a Yamaha DX7 and a Revox A77 tape machine, the Italian ambient/concrète duo Capricorni Pneumatici produced this remarkable work of chillaxed FM synthesis under the name Ambienti Coassiali. This vinyl & DVD reissue makes this lush material available for the first time since the original cassette.

Spectres
WTF

I mean what in God's name is going on here? There's just 250 of these and you get a 12" on 'windscreen' vinyl, with an air freshener, bag of sand etc etc.  The record takes a look back at their previous 'Condition' LP with one track lifted from the opus and a scattering of remixes from the likes of Metrist and Yeah You and Giant Swan folks.   
  • Vinyl 12" (SCR128)
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Tongue
How Nice It Is

Don't Delay, bringers of the excellent AEVA 12" from earlier this year, are back for a second round of wax disc pressing. This time, it's courtesy of Tongue, a combo of 2 trombones, vocals and electronics, bringing the elephant sound, delicate drones and choral-electronic duets to your ears. Anything could happen.
  • Vinyl 12" (DD002)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Teisco
Tuscan Castle And Country Seat

Italian library music is full of strange treasures, but here’s one that particularly stands out. Tuscan Castle and Country Seat, put together in 1978 for a TV documentary by the young composer Teisco, is full of psychedelic electronics and krauty guitars and rhythms, assembled in ways that seem far too attention-grabbing for background music. Replica reissue on The Roundtable.

Bulkhead
Aft Pleasure

A thirteen track release from Bulkhead called Aft Pleasure. This is their debut record and it's got a whole load of techno influenced tracks on it. A nice little touch from the band is that they've put together a bonus CD 'DETROIT ~ LIVE AT THE SHELTER' with both the vinyl copy and the CD. Released on 2MR. 
  • Label(s):
  • 2MR
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Transformation / Beau Wanzer
Kozmik / Orbit

This split 12” on Nation offshoot Kode plays two of techno’s more idiosyncratic voices off against each other. Transformation’s offering is a hypnotic slow-mo grind, full of faraway screeches and eerie percussion. Kind of like Kraftwerk’s ‘Autobahn’ if Kraftwerk had actually been Fuck Buttons and the record was cut at 33 when it was meant to be cut at 45. On the flip, L.I.E.S./Jealous God bloke Beau Wanzer gives us a track called ‘Oklahoma 3’, which sounds nothing like any of the music from Oklahoma. It actually sounds like a darkwave rendering of Hype Williams.
  • Vinyl 12" (KODE05)
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Jason Kolar
Modified PerspectiveS

Perhaps the perspectives in Jason Kolar’s Modified Perspectives are the underlying instruments (vibraphone, guitar, piano etc.) that are modified through the heavy use of deepwater reverb, ambient processing and synthesis? Or perhaps the modification is applied to your own everyday perspectives through listening to Modified Perspectives? Either way, this is a good record.

Hirola
Hirola

Lush and lively electronic pop music from Hirola, released on Phantom Limb on tape. It's as energising as it is dramatic and emotionally open. This makes sense given the previous acts of members LTO and edapollo. This self titled album is a wonderful combination of soaring highs and detailed production.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Biosphere
The Hilvarenbeek Recordings

The Hilvarenbeek Recordings are sourced from an organic (or ‘Bio’ - nice) farm in Holland, and were recorded and assembled for a project at Incubate. The field recordings of nature and bucolic human activity have been subtly pressed into the service of some classic-sounding Biosphere tracks, mixing ambient warmth with an inquisitive love for sound. On Biophon Recordings.

Cucina Povera
Hilja

Back at it with the sound art, constantly pushing the boundaries of music creation. Cucina Povera (originally from Finland, hence talks/sings in Finnish occasionally), is a Glasgow-based sound artist and Hilja is her latest release. If you're familiar with ASMR, you'll get that tingly hit straight to the back of your neck as soon as she opens her mouth. Available on vinyl LP and released on Night School. First press is limited to 300 copies, and contain hand-screened sleeves. 

The Smoke Clears
Listen

There is a time when you need to chill out. With a name like The Smoke Clears, you had to expect it to happen at some point - Listen is a record filled with ambient soundscapes, with just enough techno to keep you listening, reminiscent of the infamous Selected Ambient Works by He-Who-Shall-Always-Be-Named-In-Relation-To-Anything-Halfway-Between-Ambient-And-IDM.
  • Vinyl LP (FUR080LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Max Cooper
Balance 030

36 tracks, 120 minutes - quite a mix from multimedia artist Max Cooper. Bit of an understatement to call it a ‘mix’ though, since Max has tinkered in all sorts of ways with the material to suit his tastes as a producer (such as enlisting a binaural cloud effect plugin by chum Rob Clouth). Expect to hear Atoms for Peace, Donato Dozzy, Tim Hecker, Nils Frahm, Vaetxh, several of Cooper’s own tracks and more.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Letherette
EP5

Letherette seem like good lads. Their music is always very pleasant, operating in that sweet spot between house, r ‘n’ b and J Dilla-style hip-hop. EP5 leans more on the latter two, serving up six slices of nicey-nicey that will get Gilles Peterson all hot and bothered. There’s a little of an electro-funk influence showing on ‘Fresh & Clean’ and the Olivier St. Louis-featuring ‘Love Lust’ that recalls Onra.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Silk Road Assassins
Reflection Spaces

The iconic Planet Mu label continue a killer run with Reflection Spaces from Silk Road Assassins. This is the debut EP from this hotly tipped crew who blend futuristic sound design, grime instrumentals and dystopian synth soundscapes. Think Kuedo and Logos battling it out in some kind of apocalyptic nightmare.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Proc Fiskal
Insula

Edinburgh prodigy Proc Fiskal follows up his 2017 The Highland Mob EP with a meaty full-length for Hyperdub. The sixteen tracks of Insula are built from the same blocks as THM, with Fiskal fusing together grime, jungle and a little bit of breakbeat. Fiskal’s music has much in common with the 160 bpm ‘ruff sound’ coming out of Novelist and Mumdance’s workhouse recently, but the craft and care that's gone into this record means Insula has an appeal that spans Mouse On Mars to Hyperdub’s recent compilation of video game music Diggin’ In The Carts.

Jessy Lanza
Oh No

The second full-length album from Jessy Lanza lands hard, skipping around the listener, buzzing with nervous energy. This is the finest of modern electro-pop, Lanza’s breathy vocals firing up the tracks she has co-produced with Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys. Oh No is again released by Hyperdub.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

CCFX
The Remixes

After their The Cure-to-a-baggy-beat debut EP dropped back in 2017, CCFX (a CC Dust/Trans FX collaboration) return to the scene of the crime to serve up four versions of tunes from their eponymous debut. The Remixes, it must be said, is an occasion where the re-rubs are far superior to the originals. The first two are these nice mixes of jungle, shoegaze and ambient music that have a bit of The Orb about them, while the latter pair are big-beat synthwave.
  • Label(s):
  • DFA
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

The Grid
One Way Traffic (Blue TB7 Series)

Dave Ball has done an awful lot more than just be in Soft Cell and have a moustache. Turns out he also guested with Psychic TV but his main other thing has been the Grid which reunited in 2015 and also includes Richard Norris who also starred in Beyond the Wizards Sleeve. This is a tour de force of  electronica and space noise jams from two experts in the field.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Acolytes
Rupture

(8) Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir So that every mouth can be fed Pooooooor me Acolytes (8) That’s about the only thing that the work of Desmond Dekker shares with the racket made by this London group. On new LP Rupture, Acolytes combine computer music, IDM, noise and loops to create visceral, strangely trance-inducing numbers. Imagine if the very noisiest end of Yves Tumor spilled over into Hidden-era These New Puritans.

Neil Cosgrove
Bum Montage

No messing about from Neil Cosgrove here: this tape dives deep into a pool of vintage acid, resurfacing 13 tracks later with a smile on its face. Bum Montage is a squelchy, peak-hour set of acid action, produced like a boss. A mere 40 copies of this album, presented on cassette, are available, so be speedy! On Conditional.
  • Tape (CON003)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Francis Harris
Minutes of Sleep

Francis Harris initially released Minutes Of Sleep in 2014, and it has been out of print for most of the intervening time, so let’s all celebrate this new reissue from the good people over at Scissor and Thread. Harris’ explorative and emotional house sound is beautifully laid out over two vinyl LPs, with a typically fabulous Terre Thaemlitz remix waiting for you at the end of the tracklisting.

Brainwaltzera
Aescoba EP

Brainwaltzera is an anonymous (oooh) producer of vintage IDM that has all the emotional depth and wistful production touches as a Boards Of Canada or an Aphex Twin. Aescoba is an EP of six tracks, each with a typically IDM-ish title, e.g. ‘6 aucun Christ W’. Can’t any of these guys write properly? 12” on the Film label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Raw Ambassador
Shadows Of Evil

Antonio Barbetta’s Raw Ambassador moniker holds no punches or pretences, with releases on Reach Another System, Sama, and UN.T.O. he follows his namesake with raw and hard industrialised techno that is specifically made for underground clubs with strobes and cages, with an air of 80s doom. 12” on Mannequin.
  • Vinyl 12" (MNQ 106)
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Various
Modeselektion Vol. 04

A good four years after Modeselektion Volume 3, the latest instalment of the much-loved Monkeytown Records series rolls into view. This time it’s dropping in collaboration with Ninja Tune and features a line-up full of big-hitters. Alongside the obligatory Modeselektor entry we get new jams by Actress, rRoxymore, Peder Mannerfelt and many more.

In Aeternam Vale
Funkytown

Funkytown: will you not take me there? A renowned synth user called In Aeternam Vale is considering it. Pulled out of his archival hat, this 12" delivers three irresponsible techno hits that both rave and rage, spanning an eleven year history of IAV dancefloor shenanigans. So... are you taking me to Funkytown or what?
  • Vinyl 12" (DM3D020)
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Buttechno
ZCAPRI

Buttechno is such a cool name, although I did originally read the press release as 'a faint rumble is heard from behind the horizon Buttechno cheeks'. It's a fart joke if you haven't already gathered, *one person slowly claps*. ZCAPRI is released on a four-track 12" vinyl, on Zodiac 44. This is the seventh of twelve releases from Buttechno. 
  • Vinyl 12" (ZCAPRI)
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Mount Kimbie
Love What Survives - Remixes Part 2

After giving Nina Kraviz the keys to the car, Mount Kimbie are releasing another 12" of remixes of tracks from their latest album Love What Survives. These lads have friends in high spaces, the aforementioned Kraviz is joined by Marcel Dettman, Gerd Janson and Ellen Allien to round out this star-powered series.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Mark Van Hoen
Invisible Threads

After an enlightening and enriching tour with a number of Touch luminaries, Mark Van Hoen channeled his inspiration into the pieces that would become Invisible Threads, which have been layered up out of a mass of modular synthesis, sound samples from records, domestic life and YouTube, various instruments, and computer processing. The resulting seven tracks create an extremely immersive soundworld all of its own, despite its many crucial roots. CD on Touch.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Marcello Napoletano presents Ra Toth And The Brigantes Orchestra
Introspettivo EP

Three killer electro tracks on this 12” EP from Marcello Napoletano presents Ra Toth and The Brigantes Orchestra. Introspettivo is the title track and it puts some fun into what can often be a cold and clinical sounding genre in electro. There are some ‘80s vibes going throughout which remind me of someone like Jovonn’s glistening house synth but with some cosmic jazz layered on top. The B side ventures further into experimental jazz and the connection with Sun Ra is undeniable.    Limited 12” EP, limited to one copy per customer.  
  • Vinyl 12" (BH025)
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  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

MYMK
Jeopardy

Debut full-length from MYMK, a Brazilian electronic producer. His music is neither tooled for the dancefloor or totally abstract: what it is, rather, is a texturally complex series of melodic pieces. Jeopardy oscillates between cold minimal ambience and bright twinklings, making for a rather compelling set. LP on Low Kick High Punch.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Close To The Noise Floor - Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984

Close To The Noise Floor - Formative UK Electronica 1975 - 1985 takes ‘electronica’ as a nice and broad term: this compilation ranges from Throbbing Gristle to Spoon Fazer to Blancmange, with the intention of showing off the whole range of the period, from the familiar to the forgotten. 4 disc box-set on Cherry Red.

LOR
Mystery To The Viewer EP

Warm drop this four-track EP from Northern Ireland’s Lunar Orbit Rendezvous aka LOR. Like fellow Belfast native Space Dimension Controller, LOR’s brand of techno has a nice cosmic tinge to it. However, on Mystery To The Viewer, the aesthetic is more calculated than the full-blown Detroit worship of SDC. Only on booming closer ‘White Light’ does LOR really let rip. Earlier in the EP the title track and ‘In This Detail’ combine minimal grooves with expressive synth pads, while ‘Oriole’ has a bit of an acid tang.
  • Vinyl 12" (WARM3)
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  • Artist(s):
  • Lor
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Mix Mup
After The Job EP


  • Vinyl 12" (HINF8675)
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John Foxx
Metamatic (Deluxe)

John Foxx left Ultravox to be replaced as singer by Midge Ure. Metamatic, originally released in 1980, was his first solo effort. Whilst sticking with electronic music, Foxx eschwed the soft synth convention of Ultravox to create a harder-edged, less commercial sound. This 3-CD reissue comes in a clamshell case with 6 art cards and a 40 page booklet. For the uninitiated, fans of Gary Numan et al should check this out.

Modeselektor / Peder Mannerfelt / Lory D / Solid Blake
Modeselektion Vol. 04 EP3

Selekt life with this four-track curation via Modeselektor which features four different body-shaking dancemakers at work; the group themselves, to start things off, plus noise thriller Peder Mannerfelt, Larry D and Solid Blake. How about that for a compilation? The fourth in a heady volume.

Lone / FJAAK / Radio Slave / Claude Speeed
Modeselektion Vol. 04 EP2

Modeselektion Vol 4 EP 2 contains tracks by Nottingham’s Matt Cutler under his Lone alias, German dance trio, FJAAK, Germany-based techno and house producer Matt Edwards, AKA Radio Slave (also produces as part of the duo Rekids with James Masters) and Scottish genre-blender Claude Speeed. 12” on Monkeytown x Ninja Tune.