Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Stacian
Person L

After a number of releases on Moniker, Dania Luck moves her Stacian project over to Night School for the second full length. Mixing coldwave, John Carpenter atmospherics and cold dystopian electronics with a huge sense of digital disconnection, Person L touches on an off-kilter game soundtrack with a Blue Velvet sense of scratching at a surface to reveal what’s beneath.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Moebius Story Leidecker
Familiar

Familiar is the result of what sounds like a gorgeous couple of days of recording in a remote chalet studio by Dieter Moebius (Cluster, Harmonia), Jon Leidecker (Wobbly and also of Negativland and Tim Story. The three electronic tinklers improvised these materials together, and the distilled results are fabulous. Familiar is released by Bureau B.

Ben Frost
The Centre Cannot Hold

Behold! Ben Frost’s latest, fifth studio album is here. The Centre Cannot Hold took up 10 days of Chicago studio recording time, and ten days' wages for Steve Albini. Ben and Steve have created a chromatically dense record, glowing at the deep blue end of the spectrum. Expect submerged sounds to resurface in surprising places. CD, LP on Mute; the first pressing on blue vinyl. Of course.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

310
Opposite Corners

As part of our Leaf Label discount bonanza, here is a nice little transparent 7” single from 310, available for a staggeringly affordable price. Opposite Corners is a track taken from the album Recessional, paired with another track, Extra Virgin. Its pretty funky stuff, mixing IDM breakbeats with warm synths and samples and some distant vocal presences.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

310
Prague Rock

As part of our Leaf Label discount bonanza, here is a fully-fledged 12” EP from 310, made available for a staggeringly affordable price. The Frosty Bardum Affair features four very fine tracks, assembled way back in 1999 as a sampler for what the band were up to back in those days. A vintage bargain.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ben Frost
Super Dark Times (Music From The Motion Picture)

Kevin Phillips’s murderous coming of age film set in the 90s brings Iceland based producer Ben Frost into his element when asked to create the soundtrack for it. Utilising equipment used in the era (Boss Metal Zone pedal for example) Frost creates a looming and menacing score laced with minimalist textures.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Soundtracks

Willie Gibson
Vivaldi: Seasons Change

Willie Gibson is an electronic music composer working in the wilds of Cambridgeshire. He spent a year recreating one of the most popular pieces of classical music - Vivaldi's Le Quattro Stagioni - using a modular synthesizer. Gibson transcribed each element of the score into MIDI, built each instrument sound from scratch and recorded the parts track by track as audio, re-patching the modular synth each time. Literally an unrepeatable process.In the spirit of earlier vintage/futuristic adaptations of classical music (e.g. Wendy Carlos) but also via Kraftwerk, modern chiptune and even the same robot seed that produced The Who's Baba O'Reilly, Gibson has given the mathematical beauty of these pieces a bright new makeover.

IIVII
Invasion

Josh Graham is an all-rounder, dipping toes in all pies. Previously a guitarist in Red Sparrowes, visual artist for Neurosis and currently in Battle Of Mice and A Storm Of Light. Invasion is his second solo outing as IIVII which is dark ambient seems set to a post apocalyptic alternate future. Think John Carpenter injected with Graham’s post metal influences.

Antwood
Sponsored Content

Canadian producer Antwood had several releases on netlabels such as B.YRSLF Division and Cocobass before being snatched up by Planet Mu. Returning with his second full length album, Sponsored Content pulls back on the footwork flurries leaving spacious delicate compositions with equal punch. FFO Arca.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Kit 'n C.L.A.W.S
Urn Of Stilled Sorrows EP

The tree-wreckers are back. It's Squirrels release no. 2, Kit 'n C.L.A.W.S -- Squirrels On Film's Brian Hock and SanFran man Kit Clayton -- and the Urn Of Stilled Sorrows EP: a swimmy-headed trip for inter-dimensional dancers. Clayton 'n' Hock's sound worlds meld smoothly, where subterranean chords grind and groove against swooning woodwind atmospheres, 303 squelches and meandering synth melodies. A mesmeric 12".
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Steffi
World Of The Waking State

Having moved to Berlin in 2007, Steffi became a resident at Panorama Bar and soon began to release on the club’s label; Ostgut Ton. World of The Waking State is her third solo album for Ostgut Ton and is an ensnaring mix of heavy club beats and shadowy electronics. The ten tracks across this LP differ in mood and tempo but keep an inflective and refined approach throughout, marking Steffi with her own distinct style. Available as a vinyl LP or CD.   

Midland
FABRICLIVE 94: Midland

The rising star has risen - Midland has made it onto the headline slot at Fabric room 1 and here is the Fabriclive mix to prove it. Packed full of tunes from talented folks like Daphni, Beatrice Dillon, LFO, and Kowton, expect things from dank bass-techno hybrids to dancefloor euphoria. Hard work pays off after all.

Eric Copeland
Goofballs

Of noisemakers Black Dice but at this point probably more notorious for his solo efforts as a dissonant dancer, Eric Copeland once again graces our doors with a record of off-kilter shenanigans. Goofballs continues to combine his economical sound sources of knackered drum machines and samplers into a driven and funky affair. Via DFA.
  • Label(s):
  • DFA
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ben Frost
Ionia / Jlin Rework

On the verge of the release of his fifth full length album The Centre Cannot Hold, minimalist/maximalist Ben Frost brings its first offering, Ionia. With the concept of the album being a near freeform fight between creation and its creator, recorded by Steve Albini, it’s looking like these could be quite...cathartic. Backed with an exclusive remix by footwork stalwart JLIN.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Belief Defect
Decadent Yet Depraved

Belief Defect are an anonymous duo, with the only information being that they are established artists in their own rights. Decadent Yet Depraved sets out their manifesto - the world is deluding itself. Combine that target with hard hitting experimental electronics and you get the soundtrack to a collision course through Laibach meeting John Carpenter.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Nosaj Thing
Parallels

Los Angeles based producer Nosaj Thing brings his fourth full length album to Innovative Leisure. Well renowned for his innovative depth pushing emotion and warmth into his electronic productions and not sitting in a single genre. Featuring tracks with Steve Spacek, Kazu Makino, and Zuri Marley. On LP and CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir
Are You Lost In The World Like Me

Four remixes of tracks taken from Moby & The Void Pacific Choir’s These Systems Are Failing album from 2016. Well, three remixes of the lead single Are You Lost In the World Like Me? By Nava Ryan, Zarva, and Moby himself and one remix of The Light Is Clear In My Eyes from Blanck Mass. Limited pressing on Little Idiot.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ghostpoet
Meltdown

Woooooooooo! Grab your candles, the Ghostpoet is back. ‘Meltdown’ is lifted from the one born Obaro Ejimiwe’s 2013 LP Some Say I So I Say Light. The track is a typically meditative piece - Mr. Poet and an unnamed female accomplice coo blue nothings over an instrumental that draws from hip-hop, UK bass, post-dubstep and neo-soul. On the flip Squarepusher Squarepusher-ifies the original.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Nathan Fake
Providence Reworks: Part I

First revisit of Nathan Fake’s Providence full length bringing two remixes, with Overmono (Truss and Tessela) and Huerco S. reworking the Prurient collab track DEGREELESSNESS and Olga Wojciechowska taking on Hoursdaysmonthsseasons. To top it off the EP features a brand new track from Nathan Fake - Bosky.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Kaleida
Tear The Roots

After two EPs London based synth-pop duo Kaleida return to Lex Records for their debut full length Tear The Roots. Stripped back electronic pop that is direct and embracing, with vocal strength of London Grammar or Lykke Li and the straight up appeal of Austra and the music delicacy of Blue Hawaii. Available on LP and CD.
  • Label(s):
  • Lex

Memnon Sa
Lemurian Dawn

London-based sonic maven Misha Hering (also known as Among The Bones) makes a stylistic leap with his second album as Memnon Sa, moving on from the doom metal growl of Citadel to embrace a formidable arsenal of analogue synthesisers as the fuel for his wall of sound ruminations. With broad, tumbling set pieces to unleash his banks of fuzzy oscillations across, this is as brooding and bombastic an update on the prog tradition as you’re likely to get.

Simfonica
Letters In Time

‘Letters in Time’ is an art concept release from Simfonica that has so far been unavailable to buy in its complete form due to apparent political content on two of the tracks. Despite heaping much praise on the project – “You have created a very brilliant sound there… It is amazing to experience how you combine audible and visual aesthetics in order to illustrate your reflection of the individual topics…” etc. – the German label concerned told Simfonica, “I am hesitating to release the DVD. The reasons are the topics MLK and World War I. Political content and context is something that I really want to keep away from the label.” Maybe it reflects an understandable German sensitivity, but the suggestion that the content should be re-defined or restricted only adds to the suspense and eeriness of this audio/visual release from Simfonica. The full ‘Letters In Time’ DVD is now presented by TM Studios.

Trickfinger
II

Since leaving The Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Frusciante has been working way more on his electronics, releasing through labels like Acid Test. However he had been doing this stuff for a while. These are the second set of tracks to be released from his original ventures as Trickfinger. Just him and a load of sequencers and synths, jamming until he presses record, with no over dubs. Recorded in 2007. Sounds close to Aphex Twin on an acid tip.

Lali Puna
Two Windows

Lali Puna are back after a seven year gap which saw the departure of founding member Markus Acher. The others seem to be continuing in a business-as-usual like manner though with an album of lush and focused electronica. There's guests too including DNTEL's Jimmy Tamborello and harpist Mary Lattimore. 

Penguin Cafe & Cornelius
Umbrella EP

Originally put on a short release in 2015, after completing the new Penguin Cafe album, Erased Tapes have repackaged this EP made with Japanese musician/producer Cornelius for record store day. Featuring two collaborative tracks and each party remixing one of the other’s tracks. Hypnotic blends of world music, neo-classical and electronics.

High Boys
Dead Zones

Two members of Skull Defekts, Jean-Louis Huhta and Joachim Nordwall, peel off to form High Boys for this deliciously twisted EP Dead Zones. As suggested by the cartoon on the front cover, this is music designed for fans of all things darkly psychedelic - old school acid house and industrial sub-genres are the key influences. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Jason van Wyk
Attachment

If you’re after pretty much perfect relaxation and harmony, look no further than Attachment by Jason van Wyk. The record could send you to sleep, or into deep thought, or maybe even into deep space. A blend of electronic sounds, strings and piano compliment each other so well in this release. Available on CD on Home Normal.

Zomby
GASP!

Hot on the heels of his impressive 'Ultra' album this three tracker from Zomby explores a more hardware driven sound, eschewing saturation and overdubbing in lieu of a relentless barrage of breaks and beats that is said to fit somewhere between a darkened dance floor and a chugging factory. We think we know what he means. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Norin
Reflekterar

These Posh Isolation types are busy people: Hannes Norrvide is the sole force behind Norin, but he also collaborates with others in projects like Kyo and Lust For Youth. Reflekterar shows off an acid-industrial sound with a dark bite to it: will go down well with fans of Denmark’s finest, the Posh Isolation label. 3 track 12”.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Videodrones
Nattens Hævn

The Danish duo of Videodrones release their 2nd album in the form of ‘Nattens Hævn’, which delves even further into their realm of improvised synth. Taking inspiration from many Italian composers like Riz Ortolani and others, this new album puts a new found insanity on their unique style of music. ’Nattens Hævn’ wriggles as it plays, the album fluctuates with emotions, and will you draw you in to their world of madness.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Mana
Creature EP

You may know Mana from another life. He used to release as Vaghe Stelle, and he remains part of the lauded One Circle group. That said, he’s now looking to strip away any artifice and confront himself through music, hence the change of moniker. The music on Creature is dense, claustrophobic electronica in the vein of producers like Arca and Fatima Al Qadiri.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Earlham Mystics
Waters EP

Waters is a four-track EP from Earlham Mystics. It can only be described as a collection of head-heavy beats and repetitive notes played on a variety of differing electronic instruments. The record feels like it could be in any smokey underground and late night club as you get lost in the rhythmic soundscapes. This EP is available on Vinyl 12” and is released on Notown.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Soundtracks

The Future Sound Of London
Environment Six

Future Sound Of London’s Environments series began in 1993, though without any releases seeing the light of day till 2008. They haven’t stopped generating Environments though, not by a long shot: they now present a pair of new records (released separately) that map out some deep electronic territory with the attention to detail typical of FSOL. Environment Six is released by Jumpin’ & Pumpin’.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Mike & Rich
Expert Knob Twiddlers

Mike & Rich is Mike Paradinas (aka µ-Ziq) and Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin): you can see the pair of them grinning away on the cover there. This material dates from the mid-90’s and the approach is playful: fun-time groovy electronics as well as the beat-mangling blasts you might expect. This 2CD or 3LP reissue of Expert Knob Twiddlers even has some bonus tracks and alternate versions added!
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
Cirque De La Musique

This eleven track LP has eleven tracks from eleven different artists. A novel idea but they’re surely onto something. Cirque de la Musique is a mix of chillout piano solos, lo-fi electronics, ambient soundscapes and gentle acoustic instrumentation. Compiled by m.o.I Records, the LP is limited to 100 copies and has tracks from artists including Bruno Rodenbach, Bloomypedal, Like A Tim and Bangkok Impact.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
New Order Presents Be Music

Be Music is the umbrella name for the various extracurricular activities that the individual members of New Order got up to in their time away from the band. Lots of productions and remixes for acts including Section 25, A Certain Ratio and Factory Floor. This overview release, spanning the whole course of the band’s existence, compiles twelve tracks on the double vinyl edition and thirty-six tracks on the triple CD edition.

Alessandro Cortini
Sonno

Though Alessandro Cortini is better known as a member of Nine Inch Nails, you don't need to be a fan of Trent Reznor's industrial unit in order to appreciate his solo work. This, his debut album, is a heartbreakingly gorgeous affair with spellbinding cracked electronica bringing to mind Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works and the Caretaker. Now back available as a limited edition of 400 copies. Don't miss out.   
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Public Service Broadcasting
Live at Brixton

Documented for posterity is the time some guys threw a load of samples over some so-so post rock and called it good. But something very remarkable indeed happened. Lots of people actually liked these vignettes and subsequently poured into the Brixton Academy to watch it all performed live. You can now re-live the sights, the sounds and the smells as the band rocked the Academy to it's very foundations in an event that has in some circles been compared to the time the Beatles rocked Shea Stadium.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Franck Vigroux & Matthew Bourne
Radioland: Radio-Activity Revisited

Radioland is a project for covering Kraftwerk, made up of Franck Vigroux and Matthew Bourne (accompanied live by visual artist Antoine Schmitt). Taking on a classic like Radio-Activity is a bold move, but they pull of the delicate balance between staying faithful to the material and slavishly copying it. Worth a listen! The LP edition comes with a CD, and the CD edition comes in a 20-page book.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Masayoshi Fujita and Guy Andrews
Needle Six

Phil thinks Guy Andrews was the guy who sang that cover of 'Mad World' but I think he's hopelessly wrong. Guy Andrews in instead a London based producer and here he has collaborated on a live BBC 'Late Junction' session with Japanese vibraphone player Masayoshi Fujita. It has now been released on a very limited 12" to make your Record Store Day just that little bit more improvised.  

Paranerd
Silktrops

Somewhere between the slick and tight production of The Black Dog, the summer filled electronica of Plaid and Paranerd cites indie pop-rockers The Super Friendz as a major influence. Mixing delightful pop melodies with all hardware upbeat electronica and a dash of early detroit techno. Released through Touched, in support of the Macmillan Cancer charity.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Jega
1995

Jega has been in the electronic scene from the mid ‘90s, having released albums on PLANET MU and here on Skam Records. He’s always produced warm, slowly pulsating electro and on this album, 1995, we return to the beginning with a collection of previously unreleased tracks from his debut. It’s a genuine slice of 1990’s electro and a gripping one at that.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Carsten Jost
Perishable Tactics

David Lieske has been keeping himself busy with various activities, but it’s been a colossal amount of time since he last released a full-length under his Carsten Jost moniker (2000!). Perishable Tactics combines brand new material with a few previously issued limited-release cuts, with the whole thing meshing together into a sterling example of agitated house music. CD / double LP release on Dial.

Inch Time
Aurora


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

East Wall
Eyes Of Glass

Dark Entries present a much needed, official remastered reissue of this much sought after and bootlegged Italo Disco gem from Fabrizio Chiari (ex-keyboardist of Kirlian Camera) and Wilma Notari. Originally released in 1982 it still sounds glorious some 34 years later. Includes a double-sided postcard with photos of the band, lyrics, and liner notes by Italo Diso legend Flemming Dalum.
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Brett Naucke
Seed

Those canny androids at Spectrum Spools present the debut LP from Chicago synth maestro and Catholic Tapes founder Brett Naucke. Recorded in Chicago and Miami, the album finds Naucke employing a single synth patch across its eight tracks, with surprisingly diverse results. Unusually for this type of music, it's as rhythmically interesting as it is texturally involving. Mastering by CGB at D+M in Berlin, sleeve art and layout by Nina Hartmann and Naucke respectively.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Actress x London Contemporary Orchestra
Audio Track 5

Sure, why not? Sounds like a good fit: experimental techno producer Actress follows up the phenomenal AZD on a collaboration with the London Contemporary Orchestra, offering new pieces as well as older cuts in a new framework. His penchant for loop-based work is here joined with acoustic flourishes in a bewildering juxtaposition.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

PoP Campaign
HAME

PoP Campaign have reissued their 2014 album, 'HAME', on cassette tape. A one track, 26 minute opus, this is PoP's attempt to conquer the flashbacks (positive and negative) of misspent formative years growing up in the west coast of Scotland. Eno obsessives high on pizza suppers and tins of Tennents, this is the sound of growing up around clinking bottles, sore heads, football bigotry and nights out in Glasgow. All culminating in an excessive spoken word outro which embraces Black Flag's 'Family Man' and Irvine Welsh in equal measure.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Neil Landstrumm
Kris P Lettuce

This one comes with a serious wonkiness warning. Scottish producer Neil Landstrumm  was an early purveyor of the wonky techno genre and with releases on Planet Mu, Tresor, Mord and Snork Enterprises he leads the crowds still. With this new EP, Kris P Lettuce on Elektron Grammofon, we can promise it isn’t in anyway related to the kids toys, but is just as warped.

Hype Williams
Rainbow Edition

After several years off pursuing their own projects, Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland are back with a new album as Hype Williams. Except they aren't, as the press release reckons neither of them are involved. Or are they? The woozy, disjointed music they previously concocted has spawned lots of imitators but now we get the real thing. Or do we? 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Second Storey
Lucid Locations

After releases on R&S and Trust, Second Storey returns to Houndstooth for his second full length album. Lucid Locations forces identity into the forefront, shifting itself from angular and fiery percussion to ambient abstracted glitches down to a Drexciya inspired groove. A genre mixer with bass and rhythm at its core.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Dead Light
Remixed

Four track EP of remixes of select tracks taken from modern classical/ambient duo Dead Light’s self titled debut full length from 2016. Featured artists include Luke Abbott, Andrea Belfi, and Rafael Anton Irisarri under his The Sight Below (Touch/Miasmah/Ghostly International). Vinyl on Village Green.

Lena Platonos
Sun Masks Remix

Remix albums can go one of two ways, but this one does the job it’s supposed to do, and pretty well. A remix album by a collection of contemporary Dj’s that take on four tracks from Lena Plantonos’ record Sun Masks. All four tracks have been twisted and shaped into a number of dancefloor hits. Available on Vinyl 12”.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Jan St. Werner
Spectric Acid (Fiepblatter Catalogue #5)

Jan St. Werner, of Mouse On Mars fame, spins out on his own once more to get real abstract and ferocious with it. Spectric Acid (Fiepblatter Catalogue #5) is based on some fairly heavyweight sound science, but the important stuff you need to know is that these synthesiser compositions have been tweaked to screw with your perceptions. A delicious disorientating trip.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

James Yuill
A Change In State

James Yuill studied audio forensics at university. They’ll let you do anything nowadays won’t they? As long as you’ve got the £40k to give ‘em, ey! But look, Yuill’s a last bastion of hope, a graduate using their degree to earn some money and pay some taxes and A Change in State shows where all his student loan went. Yuill’s toured with groups such as Royksopp, M83 and Hot Chip which should give you an indication of his musical direction - building, vast electronic music which is super danceable but also like the soundtrack to some epic future.

The 7th Plain
Chronicles I

This is a collection of analogue synth burblings made by Luke Slater under his the 7th Plain alter ego back in the '90s. These pieces expand ambient music away from a beat less platform to create emotional escapist electronic music. The album has been released on A -Ton, a sister label to Ostgut Ton, focussing on ambient, archive and alternative music.

Machinedrum
Human Energy

The press release suggests that this could be Machinedrum's career defining album. Well if 'Room(s)' and 'Vapor City' weren't career defining albums then we are in for a treat. He certainly sounds re-energised on the lead track 'Do it 4 U (feat. Dawn) which breathes energetic new life in Machinedrum's brand of musical alchemy which take in UK garage, footwork, techno, house and soul. Looks like we are in for a treat.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

K.Bytes
I Adore Commodore

Originally released in 1983 I Adore Commodore is made pretty much entirely on commodore 64s, syncing 10 of them up at a time. K. Bytes was Marcello Giombini, an italian composer who loved electronica and Italo-disco as much as computer games, so he brought them together in truly authentic chiptune music. Reissue vinyl on Mondo Groove.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

John Foxx and The Maths
The Machine

This is a specially composed soundtrack for an adaptation of EM Forster's short story The Machine Stops which explores our increasingly complex relationship with technology. This eerie and evocative score was composed by electronic music veteran John Foxx working along side Benge. Artwork is by the people responsible for the sleeve design on David Bowie's Blackstar and The Next Day albums. 

µ-Ziq (u-ziq)
XTLP

IDM adventurer µ-Ziq drops another sound bomb on Planet Mu. On XTLP however, the tone is a little less frantically experimental than a lot of µ-Ziq work. The press release even speaks of emotion! This is appropriate though, as parts of XTLP may conjure up blissful rave memories in the heads of some of the older among you. First time on CD for previous vinyl only releases. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Oneohtrix Point Never
Good Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Oneohtrix Point Never recently provided the original soundtrack to crime thriller Good Time, and the good people at Cannes thought it good enough to give OPN an award for it. Good Time works as a fully-fledged studio album, with lots of arpeggio synths and mutant sounds flying around, as well as an atmospheric track featuring Iggy Pop! CD and double LP editions on Warp.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Soundtracks

Kutmah
TROBBB!

After multiple releases on Obey and Hit+Run, and doing a mix for Ninja Tune, Kutmah makes his debut for Big Dada with THROBBB!. High octane mash of fiery hip hob beats and a spitting punk attitude. Think Death Grips meets Run The Jewels and Edan. Features tracks with many guest artists, including Natureboy Flako, Gonjasufi, Jeremiah Jae, Akello G Light, and many more.

Kalbells
Ten Flowers

Kalbells is Kalmia Traver of Rubblebucket, working solo for the first time. Ten Flowers is a kaleidoscopic suite of playful and colourful electronics, dotted with percussions and field recordings and, of course, Kalmia’s voice, which weaves itself all around and about. Released by NNA Tapes, although it isn’t available on tape: only CD and LP editions!

Jlin
Dark Energy

Hailing from the humorously named Gary, Indiana, Jlin evidently picks up on the vibrations of nearby Chicago. The chunky staccato rhythms of Dark Energy form an intense canvas for this footwork aficionado to sprinkle with peppered melancholia. Features guest vocals from Holly Herndon. Out on CD and vinyl double LP from Planet Mu.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

X.Y.R
Labyrinth

Downbeat sounds from what sounds like a snowed-in St. Petersburg, what X.Y.R has made here is a record of pop music obscured in ambience. His keyboard works sound muted, even untouced here, as if the keys are serving themselves from an attic corner -- with its foggy beats and low-key melodies, his music sounds like a lovely, recently rediscovered antique.

Iglooghost
Neo Wax Bloom

It’s Iglooghost and his debut album Neō Wax Bloom, 2 years after his Brainfeeder debut ‘Chinese Nü Year’ EP (4 tracks about a neon worm named Xiangjiao and his time-travel excursions). Now, 2 huge eyeballs land in the strange world of Mamu. It’s an intense and topsy-turvy ride through a fantastical, expanding domain -- life-cycles are out of equilibrium, creatures must adapt and evolve as mysteries begin to untangle.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

The Invisible
Patience (Remixes)

One of the UK’s grooviest acts employ some groovy people to make their groovy music even groovier. For instance, Chaos in the CBD shifts Patience standout ‘Love Me Again’ from a sun-drenched r&b cut to a punchy club jam that sounds like Theo Parrish attempting two-step. The vinyl also sees contributions from Darkstar, FYI Chris and Tee Mango Summer Daze.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Tobacco
Ripe & Majestic

Tobacco, also of Black Moth Super Rainbow, has done a lot of great work over the last decade, including a major TV show theme and work with Aesop Rock as well as solo productions. Ripe & Majestic collects twenty-four tracks that are either rare or previously unreleased, rounding them together into one neat and exciting passage, available on CD or double LP. From Rad Cult.

Jabu
Sleep Heavy

The debut record from Brighton based down tempo R&B artist Jabu. Sleep Heavy is a great addition to a genre of music that is seemingly becoming more and more same sounding. How he combines soothing vocals with ambient drones and rhythmic beats is something more artists should look into doing. Available on vinyl LP and CD on Blackest Ever Black. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Caribou
Swim

Seems Dan Snaith's musical ambition increases as his hairline recedes. The man once known as Manitoba has made a series of increasingly bold psychedelic pop as Caribou culminating in Swim which added a five piece horn section to the previous mainly home recorded work. It resulted in an album which took Snaith overground with hints of the Flaming Lips and Animal Collective in this vibrant technicolour opus. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Anjou
Anjou

Anjou is born from the ashes of Virginia's staple post-rock band Labradford, bringing together guitarist and singing man Mark Nelson with bassist Robert Donne for their first collaboration in a good minute. With Labradford all but disbanded, 'Anjou' is a good chance as any to recreate their magic, bringing together stunning ambient textures with a conflicting dose of noise. They're joined by Steven Hess, who has helped feel the noise for Fennesz, as well as Nelson's seminal instrumental project Pan•American. 

Emika
Forever Never

Fleet-footed hard-pumping electroish techno from Emika, landing 2 new tracks on an appreciative public. She pulls every bit of available magic from the minimal elements she’s chose here, wasting nothing. Forever Never is full of dance floor drama, yet it never sheds its cool steely demeanour. 12” on Emika’s very own Emika Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Emika
DREI

Emika is back, bearing phat beats with crazy breaks and vertigo-inducing drops. At the same time, she floats above the earthly instruments with her honest, piercing and dreamy voice. DREI showcases not only her vocal qualities, but also her love for twitchy glitches, glacial instrumentation and bass you can feel.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Abandoned Footwear
108 Trees

Electronic Duo, Abandoned Footwear, are Michael Buchanan, known for his Nommo Ogo project and Jay Fields, known for his Exillon project. They are both part of the Katabatik collective. The duo have been playing live sets together for yonks, 108 Trees is their debut album. Limited US import on Isounderscore.
  • Vinyl LP (ISO_108)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Natureboy Flako
Natureboy Flako

Natureboy Flako or fLako (or Dirg Gerner) returns to Five Easy Pieces for a mini album follow up to his debut full length. Whilst debuting his new persona, he also dons a new approach, stripping away the live instrumentation and focusing on analogue synths. Maybe less percussively furious, and more cinematic, but still focused and rhythmically driving.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Various
re:works Piano

The second installment in Decca’s Re:Works series, where they bring the old and new worlds together, focuses on the piano. Bring compositions from the likes of Satie, Debussy, Beethoven, Chopin and more classical composers to the desks of contemporary producers such as Appleblim, Anders Bruk, Cagedbaby, Third Son, Dusty Kid among others. Chilled and classical brought together

Phonophani
Animal Imagination

Norwegian producer/composer Espen Sommer Eide records under the name Phonophani, after a slew of releases on Rune Grammofon he moves to the Hubro label for his latest full length Animal Imagination. Gaining huge influence from early ambient electronica he creates almost aggressive ambient spaces with a hard percussive pulse, dense, powerful and lush.

Eyedress
Shapeshifter LP

Eyedress is a strange creature, and so is Shapeshifter. Featuring a load of artists near to his Manila home and across the world including rapper ThisisDA, Pyramid Vritra, Jiin, and the opening track has King Krule’s alter ego Edgar the Breathtaker delivering a Space Ape esque monologue. This album moves from dark witch-housey beats and grimey vocals to shiny pop and vocoders with ease.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Claude Speeed
Infinity Ultra

Claude Speeed has returned, and he's turning up the heat. For Infinity Ultra, his second LP, he has channelled an impressive array of musical and psycho-geographical influences. Children's cartoons, grand artworks and vacant, deserted spaces all played their parts in the conception of this record. All the better for him to process the madness and contradictions of modern living. On Planet Mu.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

HOM
A$X

The cryptically titled HOM is the solo project of Seattle-based artist Ashley P. Svn, a sometime member of the Pacific North-West’s UV Acid project and a part of Thee Source as well. This album, A$X, is unadulterated Bay Area electronica, and comes in a fluorescent green sleeve with pink foil-stamped decorations. Handsome!
  • Vinyl LP (ISO_17)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Artist(s):
  • HOM

Laurel Halo
Dust

Oh good: a new full-length album from Laurel Halo! Dust started out with recordings made by Halo along with Eli Keszler and Lafawndah, which were then cut-up and augmented by Halo’s genius electronic processes into the sleekly experimental digital pop we hear here. Additional guest appearances from Diamond Terrifier, Julia Holter and more! Out on Hyperdub.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Der Plan
Gefährliche Clowns

German New Wave pioneers Der Plan began revolutionising synth pop with their 1980 album Geri Reig. Gefahrliche Clowns, or Dangerous Clowns in English, appeared on that album. The avant garde band, who do everything with a hefty dose of humour, have reconvened after more than 20 years to record their classic song. This 7” also includes the original 1980 version and the 1988 version from their album Fette Jahre.
  • Vinyl 7" (BB257)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Esmark
Mara II

Second part of Esmark’s double debut release. Mara II  contains more hauntingly isolated minimal electronics, groaning out of an array of analogue equipment manned by Alsen Rau (On + Brr/Scheich in China) and Nikolai Von Sallwitz (Karachi Files/Taprikk Sweezee). Think of a minimal, less noise focus Nate Young. LP on Bureau B.

Esmark
Mara I

Esmark is a new collaborative project from Alsen Rau (On + Brr/Scheich in China) and Nikolai Von Sallwitz (Karachi Files/Taprikk Sweezee). Working together on analogue equipment they created a huge catalogue of minimal experimental pieces, enough to cover a two parter debut release. Dark, isolated and hypnotic, there are element of Nate Young esque dread to it.

High-Functioning Flesh
Culture Cut

LA pair High Functioning Flesh present their take on the classic electro-punk sound. Their electronic body music is very much focused on the body, both in terms of getting you moving and in terms of hard-hitting body horror lyrics. Quite a juicy proposition. Culture Cut is released by DAIS, on CD and various colours of vinyl (packed at random, so we can’t tell you what kind you’ll get!.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Anton Kubikov
Whatness

Best known for his work as one half of Russian synth agitators SCSI-9, Anton Kubikov has stepped out on his own with an album of weightless ambient pieces. The tracks here combine synthetic soundscapes, somnambulant ivory tinkling and generous helpings of reverb. All in all, the overall effect is one of pleasant tranquility.

Greenspan and Taraval
Greenspan and Taraval

Greenspan and Taraval have both spent plenty of time in the orbits of top electronic music recently: Greenspan with Junior Boys and Taraval with Caribou, as well as their respective solo works. But now they present a self-titled EP of duo recordings, edited down from hardware synth jams with a strict no overdubs policy! Exciting explorations, out on Geej.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Alias
Pitch Black Prism


  • Vinyl LP (ABR0143LP)
  • £14.99 £7.50 (saving: £7.49)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Moby
Everything Is Wrong

Moby’s lesser-known third album Everything Is Wrong album receives its first vinyl release since it was originally out. Everything Is Wrong is very definitely a 90’s record (it was released in 1995), but there is still plenty to like about its high-energy pumping dance tracks. 180g vinyl reissue on Mute.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Suicideyear
Hate Songs 

Far more than a promising young producer at this point, Suicideyear's EPs for 0pn's label and elsewhere have proved his sparkling, refracting hip hop instrumentals to be a world unto themselves. Creating skeletal-sounding but beaming tunes from 808s and synth, plus an often hazy production value, he now offers up "Hate Songs' on Glasgow's LuckyMe.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Golden Retriever
Rotations

What is great about Golden Retrievers is that they are both golden in colour and they retrieve things (balls etc). But this is no canine, this is the synth and clarinet duo from Portland who here incorporate a full chamber ensemble into their sound drawing comparisons with Terry Riley, William Basinski and Tim Hecker.  

Lapalux
Ruinism

Third album from producer Lapalux, developed from a theatrical score to a performance art piece and turned into the Ruinism you see before you. Lapalux’s style is a digital-industrial maelstrom tethered to beat structures for a wrecked-up club, with Ruinism being an apt descriptor. Guest vocals come from include GABI, Louisahhh and JFDR. Out on Brainfeeder.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Meatbingo
The Error of My WAVs

ALERT! ALERT! This is not Meatraffle. This is rather, an entirely different meat gambling proposition, Meatbingo. Ridiculous electronic-funk that has every much the sense of humour it's title, The Error of My WAVs would suggest. Contains a truly improbably amount of funk, probably to do with the fact it has bass guitar on it.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Wen
Carve + Gaze

We were all asking … Wen we’d be hearing something new from one of the most original voices in instrumental grime. Having been quite quiet since a flurry of releases in 2014 and 2015, the Kent producer has resurfaced on Big Dada and fronted four tracks of square-wave skullduggery. The anti-drop on lead single ‘Blips’ is a joy.
  • Artist(s):
  • Wen

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Euclid

Euclid from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith was written around the concept of Euclidean geometry, with points representing time signature and planes resembling a scale. Also influenced by mbira music and written on her Buchla Music Easel synthesizer, this album is bouncy and playful. On vinyl and CD from Western Vinyl.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Sterling Roswell
Give Peace Another Chance (Remixes)

Sterling Roswell (The Darkside, Ex-Spacemen 3) takes his track Give Peace Another Chance from his 2014 album The Call Of The Cosmos and puts it in the hands of electronic producers Max 2Ksub, Martin Lefteri, and Tim Sheridan. Bringing Roswell’s psychedelic pop track into an upbeat, party focused electronic world.