Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Tosca
Boom Boom Boom (The Going Going Going Remixes)

The Austrian downtempo duo Tosca released their tenth full length Going Going Going in February 2017, and now return to !K7 Records with another remix project taking hand picked producers and giving them there album source materials. With 9 widely diverse takes on the album tracks that go through funk, house and space.
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  • !K7

Patrick Cowley
Afternooners

Sex! Now that I have your attention: porn! Wait. Patrick Cowley is the electronic artist responsible for a series of cult gay porn soundtracks; Afternooners is the final volume to be released in an archival series of these works. Associated with creating his own dance sound based on trying to transpose other genres for synth, his music retains a unique sound faraway from the typical cry of vintage. This one's arguably the most experimental in its series.

Collin Gorman Weiland
Issue No. Twenty-One

After releases on Downwards and Neverender, Collin Gorman Weiland releases this limited pressing EP on Jealous God. Issue No. Twenty-One is a caustic, noisy, and rhythmic beast. Nasty analogue sequences scrape into life with an hypnotic and almost nauseating effect, shifting from twisted 80’s techno soundtrack to noise piece a slow distorted voice murmurs in the background. Disconcerting? Yes.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Dead Fader
Jenny153

Milan’s Parachute Records front the latest album from club experimentalist John Cohen, aka Dead Fader. Jenny153 examines the intersection between dance music and art music in a manner similar to Arca, Rabit, Jlin, Ziur and a bunch other producers who dropped fantastic full-lengths in 2017. With Jenny153, it seems that the trend has continued into the new year as well.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Matthew Herbert
A Fantastic Woman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Matthew Herbert appears to have veered away from his super-conceptual production methods for once: his soundtrack for A Fantastic Woman, a powerful Chilean film about trans identity, is simply music, combining rich and colourful synthpop with classical stylings. Herbert’s OST is released by the Milan label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Soundtracks
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

OKADA
Misery

If you’re a fan of Bonobo and Helios, mix it with a little of Loscil’s elongated ambience and drudgy, yet sonically on-point percussion you get Greg Pappas’ (ZXYZXY) Okada project. Tracks average 15 minutes in length and play out as extended pieces like later Burial. Emotive ambient electronica at a peak.

Helm
World In Action Remixed

Fan’s of Helm’s recent EP World In Action will want to lap up this new release pronto: it’s stacked to the gills with quality remixes by killer producers like Laurel Halo, Low Jack, Sky H1 and Parris. Helm’s original sound-slabs are transformed into club pounders and sloooow jams in a very varied selection. 12” on Alter.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

The Fear Ratio
Refuge of a Twisted Soul

The Fear Ratio is a collaborative project between London techno DJ/producer Mark Broom and Croydon born techno producer James Ruskin. ‘Refuge Of A Twisted Soul’ is their latest release on Manchester based, independent, electro label Skam records. Combining the Balearic/Chicago and acid house influences of Broom with the hip hop/late 80’s Detroit inspired style of Ruskin, the pair have developed a soulfully heavy album.

Scanner
Fibolae

Well, here's a thing: Scanner aka Robin Rimbaud and his first studio album in 8 years. In the meantime, he has been occupied on many things including sound design, film scores, art commissions... you name it. So it's good to have him back with a new LP, especially since the loss of his family; this record forms part of the necessary mourning for them. Bringing together digital technologies and live instrumentation, Fibolae is a warm, organic and tenderly cocooning record. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

German Army
More Bitter Fruit

Enigmatic San Bernardino, California duo German Army are one of the most prolific but consistently reliable projects in the contemporary underground. This LP concerns the 1954 CIA coup in Guatemala, creating an impressionistic narrative from interview samples and ominous sonics. For fans of Throbbing Gristle, early Cabaret Voltaire, Muslimgauze etc.

Monolake
VLSI

New album from digital maestro Robert Henke under his Monolake alias. The title VLSI refers to the earliest generations of digital synthesisers, several of which were used to record this material. Some of these tracks are new versions of pieces that turned up in a recent EP series, while some are brand new. Released by Imbalance Computer Music.

Phono Ghosts & Sferro
Alive in the Timeless Void

The evocatively titled Phono Ghosts project aka Neil Scrivin / Meatbingo (Skam) has teamed up with American synth-user Sferro for these five tracks of collaboration. Big and juicy soundscapes for eighties nostalgics, rounded out with an exclusive remix of one of the tracks by Odd Nosdam. Cassette release on the Fonolith label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

J. Wiltshire
SH003

The third release on Super Hexagon comes from J. Wiltshire, who's previously been spotted on Hypercolour and also booted off the label with a split EP alongside Alma Construct (R&S). Here we have four cuts of precision-tooled electro/techno. These tracks have been getting some hefty DJ support, including Helena Hauff dropping 'Large Mammals' on her Radio 1 Residency show in November 2017.

Patrick Cowley
School Daze

A unique compilation of works from the late electronic pioneer Patrick Cowley. School Daze features over eighty minutes of music from two gay porn films 'Muscle Up' and 'School Daze'. From Moroder-esque synths to musique concrete it’s a remarkable testament to his compositional skill and wide-ranging ambitions. Out on CD and vinyl double LP from Dark Entries.

Mythologen
Mythologen

Continuing a creative channel forged by the band Pistol Disco, Alexander Palmestål’s solo moniker is a lesson in solid groove, lush swirling atmospheres and plenty of momentary chaos and magic to lift the whole thing above our heads. This vinyl LP contains tracks that would be at home at the Haçienda in the late 80s, played to smash the dreamy veil of Sueño Latino perhaps, though included in a set of resurgent tribal house music they’d also feel right. Their energy is one of numerous levels, up front and very much in your face, yet leaning into the hypnotism of mantras and rhythmically charged drones.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Martin Jenkins
Dance Cave

Martyn Jenkins needs no introduction but I'm going to do so anyway as we want to sell some of these. Ok so it's the Pye Corner Audio bloke. Hopefully that's shifted a few. Normally known for his hugely sought after nostalgic synth work, this is his first foray into techno. US import so it's very pricey but a must have for completists. 

Alex Augier
Germination

First solo EP from the Paris-based Alex Augier. Those intrigued by the Roly Porter remix will not be disappointed, as Germination's combination of cinematic and unstable textures, and complex and explosive rhythms would be right at home on Mr Porter's Subtext label. Actually released by DAC Records on 12".
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Alma Construct & J. Wiltshire
SH001

Alma Construct (R&S) and J. Wiltshire (Hypercolour) split one in half for the first release on Super Hexagon. Across four cuts we get some expertly crafted, lush, dynamic and quirky Braindance flavoured electro(nica) that wouldn't have been out of place on Rephlex back in the day. pressed on 180g wax.

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
Stranger Things: Season 1 - Volume 2

1980’s horror series Stranger Things has been extremely well received for its careful reconstruction of 1980’s film tropes, and the soundtrack is no exception. Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein have done a sterling job of absorbing all that John Carpenter and Vangelis, and have produced an addictive suite of motifs in the vintage style. Out on Invada.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Soundtracks

Frank Bretschneider
Plastik / Mechanik

Frank Bretschneider's two tracker occupies a space between glitchy electronica and techno, with a most pronounced influence from minimalism and ambient too. The A side is all dizzying clock bleeps, whilst the B is a dark, gritty club corner, both impeccably produced, which is what you'd expect from Raster-Noton's co-founder.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Arca
Arca

Look who is singing now. Only Arca.. and he's ready for a fight. "You want gore? Here's gore" he threatens. This is the third album from the Venezuelan born, London based artist, and freshly signed to XL Recordings - the label that rarely fails. This is sure to be another much anticipated record from this hotshot.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Nightmares On Wax
Shape The Future

Nightmares On Wax now make a welcome return with Shape The Future, the first full-length we’ve seen from the project since 2013. All your favourite Waxy sound-tropes are in place, plus guest spots from vocalists including Sadie Walker, LSK and Andrew Ashong. Shape The Future is, of course, released on Warp.

D.A.F.
Für Immer

The fifth and final album from the duo of Gabi Delgado-López and Robert Görl came out in 1982. Content ranges from the jaunty pop of Geheimnis to more stern stuff like Die Lippe and Die Götter Sind Weiss. It’s a bit more varied than previous work, but as ever finds a nice balance between punishing and fun. Reissued on LP and CD.

Emptyset
Skin

What’s this?! Emptyset presenting material that was produced using only acoustic methods of production rather than racks of hardware electronics? Well I never. Of course, mini-album Skin’s four tracks still sound remarkably like Emptyset, despite the different textures at play: hammered zithers, voices and the like. LP on Thrill Jockey.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Answer Code Request
Gens

Four years on from the debut Answer Code Request LP Code and the Berghain resident issues this murky, tense follow-up. Gens is a pretty unremitting listen. Most of the tracks here see monolithic four-on-the-floors shrouded in great billows of hissing reverb. Unearthly synths and clanking percussion skulk in the fog. Only on the likes of the mournfully weightless ‘Orarum’ does the haze clear.

Fondation
Les Cassettes 1980-1983

A wonderful compilation of tracks from Fondations' early 80s cassette releases. Feeling looser than the strictly metered synth experiments of the time there's a human quality here that works in harmony with the lofi sound. Great for fans of Mort Garson, Tangerine Dream or, why not hey, Jean Michel Jarre's earlier work.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Matthew Bourne
moogmemory

Matthew Bourne recorded moogmemory using 80’s synth oddity the Memorymoog, and nothing but the Memorymoog. That means that the idiosyncratic sequencing within each track is a product of the memory banks of the vintage machine. Better known as a pianist, it seems Bourne has a knack for old electronics. Released by the Leaf Label.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ikonika
Oral Suspension

It’s a good year for Ikonika fans: as well as the full-length LP Distractions that we all enjoyed earlier this year, we also now have new track Oral Suspension and a remix of same by Big Strick! This track is classic Ikonika, rolling offbeat rhythms propping up glassy synths with more than a touch of 80’s video game aesthetics to them. Lovely stuff. 10” on Don’t Be Afraid.

Mario Diaz De Leon
Sanctuary

Mario Diaz de Leon presents his classical composition side with this recording of the single album-length piece Sanctuary, recorded with TAK Ensemble. As well as Mario’s synthesiser, the piece is built out of marimba bass clarinet, flute, violin and some high-reaching soprano vocals. Remarkable, fully-developed work. On Denovali.

Lauer / The Golden Filter
CinCin10

London lot Cin Cin scramble chums Phillip Lauer and Empire Stater duo The Golden Filter for this split twelve. Lauer paints his side with gleeful electro; ‘Arumba’ sounds like a donkey having a good time in an eighties club. The GF go for a rather more minimal tech house style, with uneasy vocal snippets and resonances slithering their way around the rattles and pulses.

IVVVO
Prince Of Grunge

IVVVO’s Prince of Grunge is the first release from very excellent and trendy London club night and label NYX Unchained. Though not grunge in the traditional 90s flannel shirt sense, IVVVO does borrow the genre’s harshness and exploration of anxiety angst to create tracks more for the dance floor rather than Reading Festival '92.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

ISAN
Glass Bird Movement

With their first album in six years, original odd couple duo ISAN remind us why theirs is a name which is highly regarded in the right kind of electronica circles. The pair have been making low key under the radar music for nigh on two decades and 'Glass Bird Movement' promises to explain why their music has been compared to the likes of Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin and Ulrich Schauss. Get on board. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Pascal Comelade & Armand Miralles
Carré Noir Sur Fond Noir

Pascal Comelade is a virtuoso performer on not-traditionally-virtuoso instruments like the toy piano and the singing saw. He recorded Carré Noir Sur Fond Noir with Heratius member Armand Miralles back in 1980, but these strange little tracks have never yet been released. A curious mix of electronic dredge and acoustic twinkle, rather nice. 7” on Cougouyou Music.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Rudiger Lorenz
Southland

Available on either 12” vinyl with download code or CD. Reissue from 1984 Southland is one of 18 releases from the little known Rudiger Lorenz, a German pharmacist, builder of analogue synthesisers and DIY pioneer. Unforunately he died in 2000, but these are excellent examples of the futurist work he did. A definite for fans of NEU!, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Klause Schulze.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Oval
Dok

High quality vintage ambient glitch electronics from Oval circa 1998, reissued as part of Thrill Jockey’s twenty-fifth birthday. Dok is a typically gorgeous suite of shimmering, wavering soundscapes, constructed from sources so deeply processed as to take on an entirely new character. This reissue is the first time Dok has been made available on vinyl since its initial release.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Carter Tutti
Carter Tutti Plays Chris & Cosey

Them out of Throbbing Gristle revisit their early, post-Gristle days as Chris & Cosey. This release is a studio run-through of the live set they have been playing out for the last few years, to enormous audience reaction. That old Chris & Cosey synth-pop sound, with lashings of the more contemporary Carter Tutti approach.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Old Tower
Stellary Wisdom

Dungeon synth, the niche genre gunning to reproduce the tinny MIDI soundtracks of fine old RPG computer games such as Ultima, has a bit of an up-and-coming star in The Netherlands’ Old Tower (real name The Spectre). Now with Profound Lore, the ol’ Tower here turns up a pair of slow and sinister pieces for your gallant pleasure. Even isometric fantasy adventurers need a jam.

IVVVO
Theories of Anxiety

The latest from Terrain Ahead co-founder IVVVO, Theories Of Anxiety does what it proclaims on the tin. Dream sequences and snatched glimpses of melody swoop in and out of earshot whilst a warped techno template holds the wayward compositions together. Dark and distant sounds from just beyond the dancefloor. Out on vinyl 12” from Danse Noire.

Caribou Vibration Ensemble
CVE Live 2011

Caribou Vibration Ensemble is literally the Caribou big band: Dan Snaith gets a few of his many musical friends together to play enhanced and embellished versions of his tracks. On CVE Live 2011 the likes of James Holden and Four Tet get their hands on two tracks from Swim, plus an improvisation. Sounds as great as you’d imagine and it's all for a good cause. The only criticism is that there isn’t more!
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Dungeon Acid
Dog Acid / Sex Beat

Dungeon Acid is Jean-Louis Huhta, who has been at the core of some of the most interesting music made in the Swedish scene over the years, from Cortex to The Skull Defekts. This 7” is titled Dog Acid b/w Sex Beat, and it delivers on its dirty dancefloor promises by being straight-up potent slices of acidic beat electronics. 7” single from Hoga Nord.

Atom™ & Lisokot
Walzerzyklus

Atom™ continues his series of lieder-influenced albums, in which he engages with the tradition of German song in a typically Raster-Noton style. With singer Lisokot on side, Walzerzyklus is a set of waltzing songs designed from the Atom™ palette of crisp and clear electronics. Released on Raster Music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Anonymous Delusional Eros

A short compilation of six highly disciplined techno pieces and a disorientating title. Anonymous Delusional Eros comes courtesy of the ol’ Nous imprint. Ayln kicks things off with a lovely metallic flange on the hats and a tumbling kick. D104’s piece is especially spacious and tense, while Gaunt’s contribution sounds like Burial in space. Dreams rounds things off with an engrossing, up-close shuffle and vicious snare-slaps. Music for haunted space stations and/or Berghain.
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The Gasman
Aeriform

For his seventeenth release The Gasman moves from Planet Mu to the equally excellent Onomatopoeia label. Aeriform is a seriously strange listen; a high-energy euro-disco record, lovingly crafted with luscious synth textures that remind us of Boards of Canada. A glorious blend of rave culture and synth-pop.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

NPVR
33 33

Two torchbearers of electronic sound sculpting come together on Mego, treating us to an album of fine grain sonic manipulation. There's a distinct restraint at play, forming space for the audio information to sit exposed, with cautious drum programming juxtaposed against wild glitches and robotic chatter.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Profligate
Somewhere Else

It’s been the best part of four years since Profligate released music in album form, so it has to be said, wasteful he is not. On Somewhere Else, Profligate mixes opposites of sound and method. Noise meets melody, chaos is matched by a composer's touch, and it’s delivered via both programmed electronics and live instruments. The result is a united and dynamic album. Features guest appearances from LA Poet Elaine Kahn and fellow electronic artist, Chrissy Jones.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

NHK yx Koyxen
Exit Entrance

This is most welcome news: lopsided dance miscreant Kohei Matsunaga is back! His new record for the NHK yx Koyxen record is also his first for DFA, offering the usual medley of melody, abstraction and frantic programmed drumwork. With his love of pitching anything and everything, it's hard to know what to predict beyond an unabashed foray into dance experiments.
  • Label(s):
  • DFA

Michel Banabila
Trespassing

Dutch sound boy Michel Banabila compiled a fantastic showing with Sound Years, on which his multitude electronic talents were made evident to the ambient ear. Trespassing is another assembling of tracks, over two LPs, that see Banabila's life reflected in his art, especially in the record's second half, Marilli, which was made in a drug-hazed time squatting in the '80s. Lots of photos and words come with this record of tinkering electronic varieties and accidental pop trances.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Rival Consoles
Howl

Rival Consoles is Ryan Lee West - a London based electronic producer signed to Erased Tapes who has his roots in rock music and is primarily a guitarist. His mission on his new album, Howl was to find the perfect balance between club music and something more personal to listen to at home. The album’s title track is made up from West’s experiments of wiring synths up to guitar pedals, the resulting noises were howl-like. These experiments also inspired a darker tone to the album. His less-is-more approach to composition fits in with the Erased Tapes ethos.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Rival Consoles
Odyssey / Sonne

Available on CD on Erased Tapes. With a build up to a new album on the horizon, Erased Tapes have put together Rival Console’s two previous EPs in a new, lush package. Slick synthesis and sound collage mould around crisp beats in the ilk of Clark and Nosaj Thing.  Comes in Die-cut sleeve, two colour variations.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Wilted Woman
Home Listener

Wilted Woman comes creeping out of an accomplished romp in the cassette-label underground to present this formidable foray into the vinyl format for the ever-excellent Alien Jams label. The sound and vessel are a natural fit, with WW’s errant analogue bleep abstractions pinging out into a wonderfully gritty yet cosmic kind of techno.

Joni Void
Selfless

Joni Void has already been through several artistic stages, despite his young age. After a whirl of self-released material, Selfless is the project’s first label-released album, and it is made entirely out of micro-samples, carefully sourced and then re-processed musique concrete style into the catchy, sometimes groovy pieces you hear here. Out on Constellation.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Erskine Lynas
Lease of Youth

This is the debut record from Erskine Lynas and is called Lease of Youth. This ten-track record has similarities to many bands from the 70/80/90's but with a more contemporary twist - very mellow synth-pop if you will. Available on vinyl LP and released on Local Action (who are apparently VERY proud to announce this one). 

S U R V I V E
RR7387

S U R V I V E recently handed over four of the tracks from their 2016 album RR7349 to a selection of superb producers for remixing, and RR7387 provides the results. With Justin K Broadrick, Not Waving, Lena Willikens and Sam Haar of Blondes all contributing, you just know you are in for some heavyweight treats here on this slab of wax. On Relapse.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Jun Fukamachi
Nicole (86 Spring and Summer Collection - Instrumental Images)

Super-rare (eg never actually officially released for sale before) library music from Japan, 1986. Jun Fukamachi was commissioned by the Nicole fashion brand to introduce their 86 Spring and Summer Collection, and he did so with these slick funky tracks, which have a profoundly 80’s sheen to them. Reissued by the Kraft label.

Biosphere
Patashnik

Think back to 1994, when the house-inflected ambience of Biosphere really started to percolate up into territory where people took notice. Patashnik feels like a warm trip through deep space / inner space, one that still feels worth taking today. Reissued on double vinyl and double CD: the CD edition also includes a bonus 12 track ‘sequel’! On Biophon Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Martial Canterel
Lost at Sea

Sean MacBride is also half of synthpop duo Xeno & Oaklander, but this long-running solo project has a more melancholy, introspective vibe. Rigid sequencing in the style of early Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark and Depeche Mode is lent a bit of Detroit drive and submerged in dense analogue synth washes. There’s an epic, cold war Europe feel (not bad for a Brooklyn lad), with MacBride’s Andy McCluskey-esque vocals portraying a lonely figure, stoic amid the winds of change.

Turtle
Human

Turtle aka Jon Cooper has drawn comparisons to Jon Hopkins, SOHN and Thom Yorke after releasing two EPs of his expansive and dynamic electronica in 2014 and 2015. A host of admirers in the shape of various 6music and Radio 1 DJs means the Glasgow-based musician is now able to stick his head up from the parapet and present his album, Human, to the world. Mint green vinyl on Beatnik Creative.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Cristian Vogel
Classics Remastered 1993-1998

A very fine retrospective of important Chilean / UK producer Cristian Vogel’s forward-looking 90’s techno tracks. Classics Remastered 1993-1998 has wide-eyed high-energy club vibes for days, and each track is newly remastered for extra kick. Out on Sub Rosa in differently-tracklisted 2CD and 2LP versions.

James Holden & The Animal Spirits
The Animal Spirits

Electronics expert James Holden has expanded his Animal Spirits for a bold set of synth led folk opuses that fuse bits of psychedelia, kraut-rock, world jazz to create a genre blending opus that is also accessible. Sax, cornet, recorder and percussion have been introduced to the sonic maelstrom with Holden acting as band leader on an album that is sure to be highly anticipated. 

Claude Speeed
Other Infinities

One of Planet Mu’s two Christmas cassettes is Claude Speeed’s Other Infinities, a companion piece to the Infinity Ultra LP that we all enjoyed earlier in 2017. This is essentially an alternative take on what that album might have become, being extra dark, noisy and spacey. Fifteen exclusive Speeed cuts. Limited edition cassette.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Mark-Henning Sargent
No Origin

Mark Henning bails out of the world of club music with this joyous exploration of one of his favourite genres: that rich world of vintage sci-fi and horror movie soundtracks that everybody loves these days. No Origin is a fourteen track trip through the spacey sounds that Mark hears in his head: sounds good in there. Double LP on soundtrack label Dead Bison.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Mark Van Hoen
Electronic Music (1982 - 1987)

Deluxe collection of Mark Van Hoen tunes, Electronic Music: 1982-1987 does what it says on the tin and gives you Van Hoen’s work from that period, an expansive range of early instrumental pieces influenced by his growing up in the Midlands. Double LP on snazzy blue vinyl, featuring original 35mm pictures of his recording equipment and processes so you can see how the magic happened.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

George Harrison
Electronic Sound

Some may believe that George Harrison was a somewhat underrated Beatle, but he really was one of the more sophisticated members. His ashes were cremated in a traditional Hindu service in India, which went hand in hand with his beliefs as a human - love and peace, I guess. Upon its release back in 1969 the otherworldly Moog soundscapes of 'Electronic Sound' went down like a bucket of cold sick with your average Beatles fan, and marked the end of their short-lived avant off-shoot label Zapple. But Harrison's work here is visionary and like Morton Subotnick's 'Silver Apples of the Moon' released the year before, should be considered pioneering electronic music.

Future Beat Alliance
Collected Works 1996-2017

Matthew Puffett lays out the history of his work under the name Future Beat Alliance for us here, with a triple LP set that spans twenty-one years of activity. The Alliance sound has always had an interesting take on techno, with lots of Detroit vibes combining with a love for hip-hop and a preference for hot, soulful productions over that more detached techno vibe. Triple LP compilation on Matthew’s own FBA Recordings.

CID RIM
Material

CID RIM is the new project from Clemens Bacher, an important figure in the Austrian world of electronic music. Debut LP, Material, sees him mixing way out modern jazz and electronic sounds to create a cerebral work that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Bacher has previously remixed acts such as The 1975, Chvrches and Sky Ferreira to great critical acclaim, making his own er… Material, greatly anticipated.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Nukubus
Para

Nukubus is Jan Katsma from friends of Bunker, Syncom Data. Para is his first solo outing for three years and sees him ramping up the dub on six synth workouts. Powerful yet restrained, in places, the pieces are reminiscent of the tunes Katsma/SD did for Dettmann and Stingray mixtapes. 12” on Laura Lies.
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Pinklunch
Pinklunch

Trevor Jackson has a new label on which to expose tracks from his archives to the light for the first time. Release number one on ‘Pre_’ is some of his Pinklunch material, featuring members of C.A.R. and Nitzer Ebb as well as Trevor’s own meaty production. These tracks were made in 2003, but have never been properly released until now! CD release.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Prins Thomas
5

Prins Thomas must be on top of the world: he’s got both a new album (this here 5) and a new label (Prins Thomas Musik) appearing at once. 5 plucks tracks from various recording sessions, mapping out a few of Prins’ premium approaches to production, including gorgeous tracks too slow for the dancefloor.

Bracken
High Passes

Excitement alert. Brand new album from Chris Adams (Hood/Downpour/On Fell etc) under his Bracken moniker. Now you will all remember that his previous album 'Exist/Resist' won our coveted Album of the Year award in 2014, previous to that he released his debut 'We Know About the Need' on Anticon and go even further back in time you'll remember his group Hood with albums such as 'Cold House' (2001). This new opus is an incredibly diverse and ambitious work spread over 2LPs showcasing his distinctive brand of hip-hop influenced electronic production skills and heartfelt song craft. 

Minais B
As The River At Its Source

As The River At Its Source is the debut solo album from Minais B, the nom-de-plume of musician Villads Kint who is one-third of minimalist pop band Khalil. Emphasising kinetic fluidity in their music and the importance of communication at its thematic core, it’s a fascinating piece of long-form work. 
  • Vinyl 12" (PET-002)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

DeepChord
Auratones

Deepchord really allows himself to expand his sounds here on this double-length LP, surely a perfect format for a producer with such a woozy, immersive ambient approach to dub techno. Auratones’ twelve tracks create a positive space for the listener to dance and / or dream in. Released as a 2LP on the Soma label.

Tarotplane
358 Oblique

Adopting the title of one of Beefheart’s most monolithic tracks as an artist name is an audacious dog-whistle move. In fact, PJ Dorsey’s music has more of a Kosmische / Popol Vuh vibe (the Baltimore musician’s previous album was on Aguirre after all). Two really nicely thought out pieces full of shifting drones and subtle melody, with great sound design.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Adriano Zanni
Disappearing

A grand return to the Boring Machines label sees Adriano Zanni dive into oppressive soundscapes, densely composed, but lightly ornamented with field recordings, whispered words and micro processes. It's a deeply entrancing album, made ever more so when the processing over spills into outright abstraction.

Martina Lussi
Selected Ambient

These works by Martina Lussi are named for various gemstones, lending a slight touch of the mystical to the sound compositions we hear. Selected Ambient isn’t ambient in a basic generic way (there is quite a lot going on in some of these pieces), but it does have a thoughtful power to it. LP release on Hallow Ground.

B12
Electro-Soma II

Alongside the reissue of B12’s Electro-Soma they have compiled a load more material taken from the time they were working on the album and created Electro-Soma II, a compilation of archival gold for everyone (who is a fan of the Artificial Intelligence series). Early 90s electronica/IDM originators.  Double LP with download on Warp records
  • Artist(s):
  • B12

Adrian Younge
The Electronique Void (Black Noise Instrumentals)

Stepping away for a minute from his recent killer collaborations with Ghostface Killah, producer (and entertainment law professor!) Adrian Younge considers this album to be an ‘academic’ one: a demonstration of the emotional capabilities of synthesisers. The Electronique Void certainly has the playful vibe of some early synth pioneers, though with an extra helping of groove in the mix. Out on Linear Labs.
  • Vinyl LP (LL034LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Zomby
Ultra

It's Zomby. His music is very good -- there hasn't been a full LP since the vignette masterpiece With Love but here's Ultra, a record that promises knockout collaborations with artists including HKE, Rezzett and dubstep whisperer Burial. Crystal-clear productions, no doubt.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Kemper Norton
Toll

A new one from electronic folklorists Kemper Norton! On 'Toll', they follow up their rural, campfire-lit back catalogue with an album steeped in Cornish history and myth. As always, the band's dark ambient collage is informed by thorough context -- theirs is a hauntology that feels real, rooted in story. Expect a record that sounds the way beaches look at night.
  • CD (FANDF043)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Visible Cloaks
Lex

Fabulous abstract ambient pop music for digital robots here on Visible Cloaks’ new record. Lex was composed through various process of software randomisation, creative uses of MIDI, and texts fed and re-fed through so many language translation processes that a new un-language has been formed. Eerie but soothing audio oddities grounded in the hyperreal digital now.

Goner
Yogascum

Goner’s new album Yogascum brings new collaborators and new textures into the sound of his music. UnterLala’s noise cello and Coil associate Mark Godwin are very welcome additions, weaving harsher elements in with the electronica. Yogascum was first issued earlier this year as a cassette on Hospital Productions: now it appears on vinyl from Hallow Ground.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Mark Van Hoen
The Last Flowers From The Darkness

This expanded reissue of The Last Flowers From The Darkness by Mr Mark Van Hoen, released by Medical Records, is a 1997 album originally released on Touch. While the album is featured in full, it also includes 20 minutes of added material and is presented on limited edition high quality double 160-gram classic vinyl.

GAS
Narkopop

Well what do we have here then? Following on from that enormous box set of his greatest work of 20 years vintage, Wolfgang Voigt re-ignites his Gas project with a new album which, though it continues the thick foggy sonics of earlier work introduces dense and sometimes atonal sonics to the magical mist with that pulsing kick drum as always ever present.   

Max Loderbauer + Jacek Sienkiewicz
Live At Berlin Atonal 2015

The Berlin Atonal festival (housed in an former power-plant, the perfect location for heavy, industrially-tinged sounds) have started to release selected performances from last year’s event. Here we have the techno producer Jacek Sienkiewicz and synth-man Max Loderbauer operating together to make deep-reaching, thickly-textured drone. 500 vinyl copies only!

Brainwaltzera
Poly-ana

Poly-ana is the debut LP from the critically acclaimed producer, Brainwaltzera. Gaining fans from the likes of Aphex Twin, Brainwaltzera’s Aescoba EP was an exploration of the possibilities of IDM, Ambient and Drone and this LP is no different. Shifting from heavy, clunky beats into shifting ambient synths is almost seamless for Brainwaltzera and makes for an album that is different with every listen. Double vinyl LP or CD on FILM.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Eleh / Christina Kubisch
Split

Thrilling vinyl split between Christina Kubisch, master harnesser of the electromagnetic field, and the person or persons known only as Eleh, champion of modern minimalist synth. Kubisch interprets the cultural legacy of Nikola Tesla for her side, composing with myriad electromagnetic signals sourced from modern infrastructure. By situating her beautiful, compelling composition as representative of the anxiety of constant, interconnected society, she creates thoughtful, even troubling tensions. Eleh’s side is a gentler affair, with gradual modular filters and even piano. Patch jam bores take note: this is how you actually do modular synth.

Neversleep
BBOY EDITS 01

After having releases on Ghostly International, Ninja Tune and R&S, Neversleep Acts as a second, more strict vessel for Moiré material, continuing from where his EP of the same name left off. Bringing his unreleased club focused material to the forefront with edits that seem to come from his BBOY 202 era. 12” released on C.E.E.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Peppermint Lounge
Perfect High

Dark Entries turn their attention to short lived German outfit Peppermint Lounge, who originally released Perfect High in 1983. It’s an engrossing slice of synth wave seduction with a killer vocal turn that comes on like Siouxsie Sioux gone to the disco and enough warbling, throbbing melodies to satisfy the most synthetic of souls.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Virginia
Blue Pyramid

It’s high time the Psychic TV catalogue got a reappraisal, and Dark Entries are just the label to do the job. Working in tandem with Emotional Rescue, they’ve dug out this blistering set of early house wares from Dave Ball of Soft Cell his wife Virginia, whose violin flairs create a wild texture over the staggeringly prescient and wonderfully menacing club cuts.

Keine Ahnung
Keine Ahnung

Keine Ahnung are another group from that fertile early 80s period in Germany that gave rise to so many cult gems hidden in the folds of industrial and minimal wave history. While much of their material remains unreleased, this debut album made a minor splash on its initial release and now enjoys a righteous reissue via Dark Entries. Bar the occasional punky blast, it’s mainly made up of sleazy, sinister synth cuts for the night walkers to stomp to.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

F. Ampism
The Unstruck Sound Centre

Brighton good egg F. Ampism presents a fizzy suite of nine wee electronic gurps, displaying his rich abilities in the field of sound-tweak. The Unstruck Sound Centre is crammed full of lovely textures for your brain to luxuriate in, though the developments are swift enough to keep you on your toes. Vinyl release from Ikuisuus.

Baths
Romaplasm

It’s been a few years, but Baths (aka Will Weisenfeld) appears to have found the time among all the anime and computer games for another Anticon album. Led by affable, confessional songwriting, Romaplasm swings to the steps of camp, bubbly poptronica. It comes off as more lyrical, a touch lighter and more spacious than Will’s sidechain-core, L.A.-beat early material.

Various
Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3: Experimental German Rock And Electronic Music 1971-81

The third in Soul Jazz Records’ series of compilations exploring multifarious delights in the fertile world of 70s and early 80s German experimental rock, pop and electronic music. Several familiar names here - Popul Vuh, Cluster, Roedelius, Neu!, La Düsseldorf, Harmonia, and Agitation Free. However this volume delves even further than before into the outer reaches of Krautrock and Kosmische related activity with tracks from A.r. & Machines, Michael Bundt,  Achim Reichel, Pyrolator and many more. Triple LP or double CD. Klasse!

Clark
Honey Badger / Pig

Clark knocks out a heavy pair of homages - one to the honey badger, a fierce little mustelid famous for behaving as if it’s all out of bubblegum and one to the less exotic, more industrially-farmed pig. Though still of the gentler production style Clark has developed in the last few years, this material hearkens a decade back to the most muscular of his Turning Dragon period. Aggressively playful techno-IDM.