Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Deca
Mass

Deca’s music has been quietly doing its thing in the underground of Italy’s electronic experimental music scene for years. This album of Roland synthesiser explorations dates back to the late 80’s, when it was released only in a very limited cassette edition. Mass is full of the dark pulse and throb of the 80’s electro era, but expressed in Deca’s own special way. Vinyl reissue on Mondo Groove.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Pinch
Water Bomb / Cold New Worlds

The first release from Pinch’s Cold Recordings label for a year see the boss back at the helm. With releases on Tectonic, Deep Medi Musik and Planet Mu Pinch has been at the forefront of dubstep and it’s continuing evolution. Two mix friendly tracks of hybrid bass music, happily fitting with breaks, dubstep and techno. Water Bomb has been highly sought after since being featured on Mumdance’s Fabriclive mix.

IX Tab
The World Is Not Where We Are

After thoroughly bamboozling us with R.O.C, IX Tab drops another one into his mouth and proclaims that we're not actually in the world. Backed up by buddies Eli Murray (Gentleforce) and Joan Pope (The Whip Angels), he continues to channel his occult demisongs with renewed energy apparently driven by the moon.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Burnt Friedman & Daniel Dood-Ellis
Skies Okay Blue

More sophisticated electronic creations from Friedman who manages to impute so much subtle complexity into his rhythm that they actually sound like real drummers! There's a tangegible air of jazz fusion about the music which still retains that Berlin dubby edge. Also feature vocals by Texan Daniel Dodd-Ellis, cut-up and reconstructed by Friedman.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

James Hoff
Blaster

Abstract idea artist James Hoff offers up this one for PAN, entitled 'Blaster', a word that has been run through a very bad anagram machine to produce seven tracks with the same letters (and one called, rather bluntly, "Scratch"). These compositions are experiments in the basest form of the word: they're focused around Hoff letting his beats contract computer viruses and seeing what the result was. Hoff's plan is to show the similarities between the music artists make and the viruses that ruin computers: in both cases, someone had to start the fire. True musique concrete if I ever heard it. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Free School
Hudson’s Whistle / French Cousins (Maps re-edit)

You know, I’m tired of this whole new school versus old school thing that’s been going on too damn long. Praise be the Lord for bringing the relief of Free School and their hook laden instrumental bliss upon us, though. Let us not forget that there's a Maps remix on the B side too. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Tangerine Dream
Particles

Let's not go on about Tangerine Dream like you don't know they exist. Kosmische pioneers have made some of history's greatest ambient records and they made some soundtracks now and then too -- if you can believe it Particles is a monolithic record of actual new material, plus live editions and a partial rework of Rubycon, one of their finest minimalist documents, which may be the most exciting thing to hear on this one.

Delia Derbyshire and Elsa Stansfield
Circle Of Light – Original Electronic Soundtrack

An absolutely essential purchase for any fans of BBC Radiophonic Orchestra/early day synth, this very rare soundtrack created in 1972 by legendary composer Delia Derbyshire (along with artist Elsa Stansfield) finally gets a re-issue on the ever inquisitive Trunk records. They came up with a mix of sound design, tape manipulation and natural environmental sounds for Anthony Roland's 1972 film about the slides of radical stills photographer Pamela Bone. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Soundtracks

Constellation Botsu
Constellation Botsu

‘Constellation Botsu’ is a sonic bombardment of ‘Botsu’ which are a sort of recorded music ‘track’ if you will, of terrifying, unhinged electronic experiments of which there are currently several hundred in existence. The Botsu considered most suitable for human consumption have been chosen for this record, each one is a miniature hurricane of abrasive, overdriven assault.
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Life's Track
Smell of Sanctity

Five tracks-worth of low-down heavy funky sound by Life’s Track on this new 12” EP. Smell of Sanctity bounces along powerfully with thick, irresistible beats that sound like they are kept on a short leash. Only 300 copies of this around, on the Black Opal label, so don’t wait around if you want one. Hand stamped too, for extra authenticity.

18+
They Remixes

18+ generously handed over a load of stems to some respected producers, and what they got back is represented on They Remixes. Suicideyear, Mr. Mitch, Tia Maria and Audri Nix do the duties, representing sounds from trap to grime and countries from Puerto Rico to Portugal. 500 copies of heavyweight vinyl, on Houndstooth.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Public Service Broadcasting
Sputnik / Korolev

Everyone’s favourite modern history sample duo, Public Service Broadcasting are back with a new EP, Sputnik/Korolev. Sputnik is taken from their successful second album, The Race For Space. Korolev is a brand new track, propulsive and built around a muscular riff. On CD and 12” Vinyl both formats feature remixes by Blond:ish, Petar Dundov, Eagles & Butterflies and Plugger.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Shift Work
Document II

Shift Work are a pair of analogue synth tweakers making tightly flowing pieces of hypnotising arpeggiations. Document II contains Two Shift Work originals and two remixes, one a slowed down jam from DVA Damas and one a quintessentially Factory Floor-esque Factory Floor reworking. 12” on Houndstooth.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ibibio Sound Machine
Uyai

Ibibio Sound Machine is an excellent bit of Afro-electro, forged in London via Nigeria and combining funky highlife rhythms and horns with brash electro-synths. And you know what? It sounds addictively good and irresistibly groovy: supreme good time music! Uyai is the group’s second full-length album, and it’s released by Merge.

Flying
Marilyn

Remastered specifically for vinyl re-pressing, Marilyn is the 1985 creation of Italian disco project of Flying. This is clearly the brainchild of two minds that were locked firmly in the science behind legendary synth instrumentation such as the Roland Jupiter-8 and the Elka Synthex. Retro gold. 

Jlin
Black Origami

Juke and footwork producer Jlin builds on her unique sound with her second full length for Planet Mu. Skittish and direct percussive trills come at you from all directions with feverish energy and underlying groove. Black Origami features collaborations with Holly Herndon, William Basinski, Fawkes and Dope Saint Jude.
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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Zomby x Burial
Sweetz

2 of electronic bass music’s most illustrious anonymous producers (although they aren’t really anonymous anymore) put their heads together at last for this collaboration. Zomby and Burial both know how to make the darkness ripple, and Sweets is bound to entrance plenty of heads. Limited edition of 5000 on single-sided white label 10”: they’ll probably still sell out quick though.

Laraaji & Sun Araw
Professional Sunflow

Laraaji’s come a long way ever since being discovered by Brian Eno in 1979. Whodathunk he’d find himself singing and playing his zither in Germany and Switzerland alongside experimental music maker Sun Araw? Not us, that’s for sure. Professional Sunflow features live recordings from Leipzig and Lausanne. Electric rhythms and soundscapes, accompanied by guitar and keys, lift up the heartfelt vocals into long, beautiful and disorienting jams.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

ToiToiToi
Im Hag

Berlin’s ToiToiToi thinks of German culture and internationalism while he makes the music on Im Hag, his debut album for the Ghost Box label. The pieces here are a beautiful mixture of the rural / bucolic / acoustic and the urban / synth / electronic, ending up with a European angle on a very Ghost Boxy sound. Presented on LP and CD editions, designed with typically gorgeous Ghost Box style.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Weightausend
Meet Your Doom! (Green Death)

Weighthausand is Matthias Giradi from Italian techno/electro/noise improvisational duo Cage Suburbia. Meet Your Doom! (Green Death) is a slab of dark and brooding dub. The flip side features a remix by Christoph De Babalon, the German producer and DJ who is known for his work with Alec Empire’s DHR label. Limited edition of 300, screen printed sleeve.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Nick Höppner
Work

A resident at Berghain’s Panorama bar and label manager at Ostgut until he resigned in 2012 to commit to his solo productions, Nick Höppner has since released 6 EPs and is now on his second full length for Ostgut. Refining his techno production to perfection Work spans all corners of the genre and beyond, from playful to lighthearted and uplifting to deep and dance floor focused.

Orphan Swords
License To Desire Remixes

Orphan Swords are a Belgian duo who apply their electronics to a mysterious maelstrom of dark’n’noisy post-industrial sound. Here they’ve handed their License To Desire EP over to Helm, Prostitutes, Svengalisghost, Black Rain and Icon Template for a variety of remixes that smash the tracks apart and rebuild them into new shapes. Out on Aurora Borealis.

Man From Uranus & Jellica
Duck Wars

His solo work away from Vanishing Twin lives up to the absurdity of his name - Man From Uranus, joining forces with the equally mad Jellica, who is a chiptune master utilising Game Boys and Commodore 64s. Both parties match their childlike sense of humour and love for Jean-Jacques Perrey and Roger Roger. Hilarious electronics that Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band would condone.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Clark
Death Peak

England born, Berlin based producer Clark returns to Warp records with his 9th full length album with them. Remarkably difficult to pin down Clark offers an even further twist to his deconstructed and then pummelled pop leanings in electronica. With the occasional bow to melancholy but not to past extremes, there’s more of the glitchy joyous confusion.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

serpentwithfeet
blisters

serpentwithfeet is Josiah Wise, a singer with experience in the classical, neo-soul and R&B worlds, plus The Haxan Cloak, the electronic producer. blisters is a short, five-song EP that puts Wise’s beautiful and theatrical voice in the midst of billowing and varied productions. Vinyl release on Tri Angle.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Muslimgauze
Azzazin

Azzazin is the 1996 album by experimental electronic musician Muslimgauze AKA Bryn Jones. The album is an atmospheric and occasionally unsettling soundscape of drones, clicks, buzzes and beeps. It arguably shows Muslimgauze at his most efficient and focused. The album was originally released three years before his premature death at the age of 37.

Nathan Fake feat. Prurient
DEGREELESSNESS / Now We Know

In a slightly surprising collaboration, warmly hazy electronica merchant Nathan Fake has teamed up with blackened noise-pain dealer Prurient. Degreelessness still sounds bright, but it has an anxious undercurrent to it, partly articulated by Dom Fernow’s distant mutterings. B-side Now We Know is a solo Fake production. 12” on Ninja Tune.
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Kösmonaut
Songs For Healing

Songs For Healing by Kosmonaut aka Patrick Park was inspired by and dedicated to his daughter who was diagnosed with Leukaemia last year. The synth soundscape is undeniably intense but also at times dusted with beautiful flourishes. Park has added tribal elements and noise to his usual brand of Berlin School synth music and progressive electronics. Cassette tape on These Are Not Records.

FIS and Rob Thorne
Clear Stones

This first-time team-up of two New Zealand talents is an intriguing one. Maori sound artist Rob Thorne generally has a more approach to sound that is more abstract and more rooted in acoustic instruments than electronics producer FIS, but the space where they meet in the middle on Clear Stones is special territory indeed, each artist working around the other. Out on Subtext.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Eden Grey
Apocalypse

Hailing from Miami, Eden Grey, looks towards Europe for her musical inspirations. German and British electronic music. BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Throbbing Gristle and early Human League have all played their part in inspiring her latest work, Apocalypse. It an unsettling 56 minute piece recorded during a residency at Elektronmusik Studion, Sweden in 2016. No doubt if it was recorded now, three years later, it would be even more harrowing.

New Jackson
From Night to Night

From Night To Night is New Jackson’s first full-length album, and it pleasingly takes the proper approach of working to the album format rather than stringing together lots of 12”-suitable cuts. Make no mistake, much of this record is made up of clubtastic deep house tracks: but ambient passages and careful construction make it a proper listen all the way through. On All City.

Venetian Snares
Traditional Synthesizer Music

Venetian Snares is well known for his ludicrous break mashing at insane tempos and bizarre musical structures. Never shying away from a different approach Traditional Synthesizer Music is his take on the modular synth. Each track made from scratch and each element synthesized, and recorded in one take, then delete, move on to the next. It’s a different approach, but still the Venetian Snares chaos we all love.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Bauri/ Erik Levander
Split


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

Slow Motion
Summer Of My Youth


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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Vendor Refill
Sysreq EP


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  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Radiophonic Workshop
Burials In Several Earths

Interestingly this is actual new material by the Radiophonic Workshop (no BBC as the corporation does no funding of weird music anymore). The collective have produced a new suite of synth compositions that hark back to their classic work while exploring new areas of sound and combines analogue synth and cutting edge digital technologies. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Metamatics
Neo Ouija

Neo Ouija is a classic Metamatics album from 1998, long since out of print. Hydrogen Dukebox are now reissuing these gorgeous sounds on vinyl, complete with newly updated artwork. As anyone familiar with Metamatics should expect, this is an album of brain-tingling and hypnotic electronica: happy days to have it available again.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Botany
Lava Diviner (Truestory)

On Lava Diviner (Truestory), Botany offer a record of sparkly IDM wonder as informed by cresting seas of New Age -- shimmering and echoing outward, these songs feel like they're on the edge of the earth about to find out it's not flat. The beats help ground the record, taking it away from its cosmological leanings for something humane and ecstatic. Sounds silly, but it's the truth. When the vocals kick in, it's made obvious: this is New Age for people, not planets.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Kelly Lee Owens
Kelly Lee Owens

As her star rises ever-higher, Kelly Lee Owens has picked a fine moment to release her debut full-length. ‘The colours, the beauty, the motion’ she opines over ‘CBM’, and it’s a neat summation of a record that has its eyes firmly on the dancefloor while still searching for the personal warmth of classic singer-songwriter fare. No surprise, then, that ‘Arthur’ is a paean to Arthur Russell and single ‘Anxi’ is a Jenny Hval collab.

Ectopia
life/section

With spoken word, cello, and a variety of electronics, the trio that is Ectopia have new combinations to present to you. life/section sounds very much like Ectopia and not much like anything else: the synths and drum machines fall frequently into grooves, but any smoothness is disrupted by the strange vocal actions. Compelling and unusual stuff, out on Wysing Polyphonic.

Nick Murphy
Missing Link

Nick Murphy announced late 2016 that he was hanging up his Chet Faker moniker in order to be able to diversify his sound a lot more and incorporate a wider scope of influences. Now going under his own name Missing Link marks the beginning of the transformation. With the lead single Your Time being a collaboration with Kaytranada Murphy is blowing open doors that were vaguely there to begin with.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ahmed Malek & Flako
The Electronic Tapes

The music of Ahmed Malek, an Algerian synth explorer active in the 1980’s, was never released during his lifetime, but Habibi Funk have been given access to his archives, and they’ve enlisted Flako to select and produce a cohesive album of highlights. The Electronic Tapes shows off the underappreciated talents of Malek, and the accompanying booklet adds insight.

B12
BrokenBroken

Warp records luminaries B12 dip in and out with flurries of activity. Here they have revisited the source material they used to make 2016’s BrokenUnbroken on Firescope. Whilst there are some recognisable elements here, this is certainly not a remix or rework album, but going to the same start point and ending up somewhere very different. Thoughtful and intelligent techno.
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  • B12

Fader
First Light

Fader is a new band made up of two well versed electro synth stalwarts Neil Arthur (Blancmange/Near Future) and Ben Edwards (Benge/John Foxx And The Maths). Their debut album First Light brings a refined 80s sound which has the cold atmospherics of Joy Division and a theatrical yet stern vocal performance.

Penguin Cafe
The Imperfect Sea

Originally Penguin Cafe Orchestra, after the death of Simon Jeffes, his son Arthur Jeffes took the helm and to mark the new chapter renamed them as just simply Penguin Cafe. In this next step of the cafe, they have moved to Erased Tapes and are encorporating more contemporary influences into their inimitable style. Focusing on dance music and electronica they rework themes with live instrumentation and acoustic instruments. Features remixes of tracks by Kraftwerk and Simian Mobile Disco.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Mika Vainio
Kilo

In 2013 the late Finnish mainstay Mika Vainio cropped up on Blast First Petite (Pan Sonic, Blood Sport) with the sort of casual masterpiece he made look routine. Kilo was as dense, dank and downright dark as anything Vainio had previously conjured up in his long and distinguished career. The blend of black-hearted electronics and hissing ambiences here are pretty close to Prurient.

Kondi Band
Salone

Kondi Band is Sorie Kondi, playing the kondi thumb piano, with producer DJ Chief Boima. This Sierra Leone / US collaboration resulted in fabulous music, with Boima’s electronic production bringing out the latent techno-pulse within Kondi’s propulsive thumb piano compositions. Salone is a brilliant listen, whatever angle you hear it from. Out on Strut.

v1984
Pansori

New EP from the still very new producer v1984, aka Christopher Ramos. Pansori is an adventure in electronics, constructed with a cool, sleek aesthetic. Tracks don’t necessarily coalesce around rhythms so much as absorb them on their way to where they are going, and it's a journey full of drama and textural interest. 12” on Knives.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Baltic Fleet
The Dear One

The new Baltic Fleet album engages with the landscape and imagined history of the Pennine region: the conceit at the centre of The Dear Ones is that a 19th century diary has been discovered, although the sound palette used is very far from a 19th century one. The diary’s characters are expressed through shimmering melodic electronics: I’m sure they would approve. On Blow Up.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Basic House
I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have To Be Destroyed By Me

Second full-length album from Basic House. I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have To Be Destroyed By Me delivers on the simmering threat of its title with a set of creeping collages that push out-of-focus beats into an ooze of dubby abstract sounds. High on atmosphere and low on resolution, that’s what we like to hear! On Alter.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

RunningOnAir
Running On Air

Written in the 1990s, RunningOnAir takes you back to the dawn of the internet and the realisation that the music industry is at the verge of it’s demise due to filesharing. Crisp electronica that takes you back to post jungle midi sequencing and cold synthesised strings, with elements of ravey synths and dance tracks. Musical pieces on the hardware of the time, written in the midst of it.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Carl Craig
Versus

Versus by Carl Craig was one of the first performances of its kind, bringing electronic beats to the same stage as violins and cellos. Originally performed in 2008 Planet E joins forces with InFiné to bring the Les Siècles orchestra, conducted by François-Xavier Roth, back together with Carl Craig for Versus’ first official recording. Available on CD, double LP or extended triple LP with additional acoustic versions.

Flume
Skin Companion EP II

The meteoric rise of Australian producer Flume cannot be underestimated - a glance upon his Spotify stream statistics proves just how far the producer has come. After the resounding success of sophomore album 'Skin', the Garage and House-inspired musician returns with Skin Companion EP II - an extension written during his breakthrough era.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

(ghost)
Everything We Touch Turns to Dust

From a great American city which pits skyscrapers against mountains, Denver producer (ghost) touches upon '00s era IDM for his 4th album. 9 tracks update the blueprint of that classic electronica decade and find the protagonist awaking from a deep sleep to be confronted and confounded by modern day dystopia. Sounds fun. CD on n5MD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Throwing Snow
Mosaic VIPs

Three tracks from Throwing Snow’s full length LP Mosaic, remixed for Record Store Day. On this limited edition EP (340 for the UK and Ireland) his tracks have attained a catchy feel, geared towards opening sets or the last songs you listen to before you head out to the party. A must-have for the collectors!

Kenney/ Kang/ Park
At Temple Gate

Husband and wife duo Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney are joined by Hyeonhee Park for this intense LP on Weyrd Son. Lots of space in this sound, with quieter moments dropping back to just distant viola, murmured vocals, and ambiguous field recordings. The trio can quickly turn towards churning percussion and incantatory outpourings however: this is really quite a journey.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Dataman
Ver 2​.​0

“Elektro space phunk from beyond!”. Beyond what you may ask. Mystery man Dataman builds a funk laden electro environment taking Kraftwerk’s zapping snare work, chard stabs that sound like they are from a haunted house level on mario mixed with road rash, all set 2000 years in the future. It’s groovy chip music, made on better, future machines.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Selffish
He She Them Us

Having not been heard from much since 2004, except for the odd remix here and there and his last full length 'Ena' being released on Thinner in 2004 you couldn’t be blamed for thinking Selffish was now deep into semi retirement. He was busy though gathering source material and solace from the Latvian countryside. Layering these samples with piano, double bass, strings, saxophone and guitar you can expect a return to his deep and warm minimal electronica meeting jazz seen on his earlier albums.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Blood Wine Or Honey
Anxious Party People

Two tracks from Blood Wine Or Honey, each of which also receives a remix (from Factory Floor and Preservation feat. Mike Ladd respectively). Anxious Party People is hard to pin down, being a flavourful brew of tropicalia, free jazz, grime, psych… Loads of sounds, and that's before the remixers dig their claws in! Four-track 12” on Plastic Pagan.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Ikonika
Distractions

Several years in the making, the new album from Ikonika is another A-grade suite of future music from one of the most reliable producers in the dubstep / bass music / etc. world. Distractions is full of shining synths and rhythm patterns from R&B and hip-hop, as well as guest appearances from Jessy Lanza and MC Jammz. Out on Hyperdub.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Kuedo
Slow Knife

Kuedo has left a hefty five years in between the release of his debut full-length album Severant and this follow-up. Slow Knife has a sleek, neon-city-at-night kind of feel, with stuttering trap percussion and glassy synths everywhere. But there are also contributions from cellist Koenraad Ecker and Wild Beasts singer Hayden Thorpe. A highly atmospheric trip on Planet Mu.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Asher Levitas
Lit Harness

Lit Harness is the first full-length solo release from Asher Levitas, after many appearances as part of Old Apparatus. This record has that hulking dark droning bass-music sound to it, like a sinister club buried deep underground and attacked by flares of distortion and whipcracks of digital noise. Heavy stuff, on Planet Mu.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Antwood
Virtuous.Scr

For his debut full-length, microbiologist and electronics wizard Antwood joins the legendary Planet Mu label. His Virtuous.scr album plays with ideas of artificial intelligence and the internet, and his sound is a dense collage of glassy synth textures, cut-up percussion and abrasive mangled samples. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

RP Boo
The Ultimate

Key footwork talent RP Boo presents a tight package of six sharp new cuts, boastfully titled The Ultimate. Samples include a Sesame Street song(!), some Fresh words and a bit of pop, all woven into the frantic boom-click extra-rhythmic framework of that super high-grade Boo footwork. 12” on Planet Mu.

Ekoplekz
Reflekzionz

Murky Bristolian master Nick Edwards aka Ekoplekz returns to Planet Mu for his third full length album with them. Reflekzionz pulls the music of Edwards’ early 90’s life into his cassette-dub vortex, pushing out tracks that are recognisably Ekoplekz but via the likes of Aphex Twin or Cluster. CD or double LP!
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Murcof x Wagner
Statea

After 6 years of working and performing together Murcof and pianist Vanessa Wagner have created a studio album that aims to reflect their live performances whilst tipping their collective hat to hugely influential composers. Reworking the likes of John Cage, Aphex Twin, and Erik Satie into pure texture and tone.
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Dauwd
Theory of Colours

Renown to create a techno and house meld that's equally as enjoyable in both home and club environments, Dauwd returns with seven-track release: Theory of Colours. As a producer with Iraqi roots and who was born in the US, raised in Wales and based in London, his sprawling influences drip feed into this works.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Marconi Union
Ghost Stations Remixes

The guys from Marconi Union have commissioned a range of remixes from people as diverse as (ambient faves) Biosphere's Geir Jenssen, the violins and electronics of Digitonal, tinkling beauty Antonymes and... New Romantic man Steve Jansen from the band Japan. Each sparkles as they put their spin on original tracks by the 'Union, from their Ghost Stations record released back in the Summer of 2017. Ghost Stations Remixes is a 12" on Just Music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

The Future Sound Of London
Archived : Environmental : Views

For an act called The Future Sound Of London, these guys sure do have a lot of past to them. Archived : Environmental : Views is a big stack of material, some of which has been released in different mixes but other swathes of which has never seen the light of day before. Crucial stuff from an important project, out on Jumpin’ & Pumpin’.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Gonjasufi
Mandela Effect

Mandela Effect is a varied collection of material from the never-straightforward producer / performer Gonjasufi. As well as original material, Mandla Effect contains numerous cover versions and remixes, plus guest appearances from Shabazz Palaces, Moor Mother and Daddy G, among many others. Released by Warp.

Severed Heads
Please Clifford, Don't Live In The Past

Please Clifford, Don’t Live In The Past is a retrospective collection of Severed Heads, a bunch of Australian post-punk, synth-pop, tape-experimental heads whose work is getting some reissue attention from the Dark Entries label. Lots of exciting odds and ends here, with live, demo and unreleased tracks along with band members’ solo recordings. Double LP on Dark Entries.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Sun Araw
The Saddle of The Increate

The latest full-length album from Cameron Stallones’ Sun Araw is as strange and blasted / stoned as we’ve come to expect from the project. The Saddle of The Increate, which is apparently about being a cowboy, is full of cascading electronics and dubby structures, with song-singing vocals and licks of countrified pedal steel occasionally pushing through. Pretty out stuff on the Sun Ark label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Andre Stordeur
Analog And Digital Electronic Music #2 1980-2000

Previously unreleased sound-works from Belgian synth composer Andre Stordeur. Arguably Stordeur, who was using exclusively Serge synthesisers for the period covered by this compilation, hasn’t received his fair dues as a sonic innovator, but Analog And Digital Electronic Music #2 1980 - 2000 aims to adjust that by putting this wild stuff into circulation. LP release on Sub Rosa.

Kyo
I Musik

Kyo is a danish duo made up with Hannes Norrvide (Lust For Youth) and Frederik Valentin. Returning to Posh Isolation with their third full length installment. Modern classical brewed up in a world of electronics the pair create near abstract pieces which blend and blur the lines between acoustic and electronic tones, with strings and pianos delicately shuffling through a digital swamp. If you like Deaf Center get on this.
  • Artist(s):
  • Kyo
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Majeure
Apex

Majeure is the solo project by the drummer from Prog-rock/Electronic duo Zombi, Anthony Paterra. Devolving further into heavy synthesis, arpeggiators and insane drumming. This is definitely what you’re after if you want to scratch John Carpenter, Sea Of Teeth or are currently obsessed with Stranger Things.

Suuns
Hold/Still Remixes

Suuns hand over their Hold / Still album to a brace of producers for this album-length collection of remixes. We’ve got ambient stretches from Beatrice Dillon and Lee Gamble, a psychy version from Dark Sky, a techno explosion from VIRL, and dance initiators from Redshape and Marvin & Guy.  It’s great to hear the slinky-sleek shapes of Suuns’ music pushed that bit further into electronic realms. Double LP on Secretly Canadian.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SC349LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Actress
AZD

It’s been three years since Actress released his last full length Ghettoville, and after what seemed to be a farewell press release drawing a line under the Actress project I’m sure we’re not the only ones who will be glad to receive this news. Seemingly playing round the ideas of language and incoherence his 5th album AZD is incisive and forward pushing as ever.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Leftfield
Leftism 22

Leftfield’s definitive statement, their debut album Leftism, is now twenty-two years old (sorry to break it to you guys), so a reissue is very much in order. Leftism 22 has been entirely remastered for this release, to make sure that those big beats hit as hard as they possibly can. This reissue comes accompanied by some brand new remixes, served up on a bonus disc to the CD version and as a download code for the triple LP vinyl version.

UMFANG
Symbolic Use Of Light

A full album of music from UMFANG, the producer behind the Discwoman label and the Technofeminism residency. Symbolic Use Of Light’s nine tracks are sleek, precise, and adventurous, mapping out a form of techno that is comfortable inverting the usual forms. Symbolic Use Of Light is released on Technicolour, a spin-off label of Ninja Tune.

Pierre Henry
Maléfices

Pierre Henry’s influential score for the 1962 film Malefices - which starred Juliette Greco, no less - makes its way back to wax courtesy of Cacophonic. Henry was one of the first of the musique concrete crew to see the exciting ways in which the medium could cross-breed with other genres. His music here, part-Hammer Horror ghoulishness and part eerie avant experiments, is a good example of Henry seeing that potential realised.

Deadboy
Earth Body

As a nine-track expedition, Local Action label present Earth Body - a full-length that contributes to the modern evolutions of UK post-dubstep. Deadboy's latest release is influenced by spheres of R&B, house and dance - which fuse exciting new elements to the producer's trademark style.
  • Vinyl LP (LOCLP011)
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The Chemical Brothers
We Are The Night

The Godfathers of British electronica, The Chemical Brothers, have repackaged their sixth and stonewall classic full-length release - We Are The Night. Boasting its original sleeve artwork, this re-release is a must for any fan of one of the most inspiring, unique and pioneering groups their genre has ever embraced.
  • Vinyl Double LP (3941581)
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Various
Orbital Planes & Passenger Trains Vol. 1

Kindly ambient label Serein assembles their various drone grazers, scrapers and sleepers into one fabulous compilation. Not only does 'Orbital Planes & Passenger Planes' have a rhyming title, it serves as a meditative travel piece, music for active out-of-window observations and pillow-leaning existentialism. Includes cuts from drone songwriter Benoit Pioulard and contact noise artist Strie -- plus cuts from Hidden Rivers, Otto A Totland and The Inventors of Aircraft. And more! So much more.

Delia Gonzalez
Horse Follows Darkness

A follow up to her previous record ‘In Remembrance’, Horse Follows Darkness is the second dark and mind-bending release from Delia Gonzalez. Although this record has a lot to live up to, the use of deep string drones and simple melodies that follow a straightforward narrative allow for Gonzalez to express her innermost self. 
  • Label(s):
  • DFA
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Doubler
Alter-VU

A four-track release from Doubler on the appropriately-named Confuse House label. Alter VU does have the fundamentals of house music, but the edges are fuzzy and stranger things are going on, so that this can’t necessarily be called dancing music. Tasty quasi-ambient unhouse sounds. Alter VU is released in a limited edition of 200 12” copies.
  • Vinyl 12" (CH007)
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The Bug vs Earth
Concrete Desert

This is a total dream-come-true collaboration for fans of pulverizingly heavy music: Dylan ‘Extra Low Frequency Version’ Carson’s Earth project and Kevin ‘Skeng’ Martin’s The Bug, producing together. After two tracks together last year, the pair have now made a full album, and it’s a seething, bristling blast of a listen. The 2LP vinyl edition comes with an exclusive bonus 12” with a JK Flesh remix.

The Bug
Exit

Dub texture dude Kevin Martin returned this year with 'Angels & Devils', comprised of an all-star cast of musicians who helped shape his vision in weird and wonderful ways -- he's been keeping up with the landscape of music since he left and enlisted artists as diverse as Grouper's Liz Harris and Hype Williams' Inga Copeland. This supplementary EP, entitled 'Exit', features some more work from Harris, as well as contributions from Daddy Freddy and Manga. 

Michael Mayer
DJ-Kicks

Michael Mayer is one of the megaminds behind the crucial Kompakt label, providing gorgeous minimal techno sounds for years now. Now he’s compiled a DJ-Kicks compilation, and it is unsurprisingly supreme. He’s got Throbbing Gristle, Jon Hopkins, Dreems and many more in the mix here, many of them present via rare remixes. CD and double LP editions (each with different tracklistings) from !K7.
  • Label(s):
  • !K7

Body Boys
H

Sounds recorded sometime in the past of the Body Boys’ recording career. H is the project’s first release on Civilised Life, and comes fully-loaded with five cuts of explorative electronics that toy around with a little bit of ambience (e.g. the title track and ‘Imprint’) as well as jumpy club steppers. 12” EP on Civilised Life with hand-stamped covers.
  • Vinyl 12" (CL001)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Thundercat
The Golden Age Of Apocalypse

As the old song goes, this is the dawning of the age of apocalypse - ‘The Golden Age Of Apocalypse’, no less. Tolling his bell of doom here is Adult Swim favourite and serial bass-botherer Thundercat. The modern jazz-fusion exercises of ‘The Golden Age Of Apocalypse’ may have spawned a hell of a lot of terrible college bands, but if anything that’s a testament to the quirky, witty genre-splicings within.

The Durian Brothers / Ensemble Skalectrik
Split Series #22


Ibibio Sound Machine / Machinedrum / Throwing Shade
Amai Ndiwulule / Lewasi / Dream Scene

The bulging archives of the International Library of African Music have recently been opened to a number of contemporary producers. On this 12”, Machinedrum, Throwing Shade and Ibibio Sound Machine all make a track using Hugh Tracy’s recordings (made over a 50 year period!). Talented names, amazing source material: what’s not to like? Out on Beating Heart.

Beranek
Sound Of Danger

Dark Entries uncover another cold synth gem. Remastered from the 1981 recordings, Beranek, having received a great amount of exposure due to being banned in on Norwegian radio, recorded this album which wasn’t well received but is a cold(wave) masterpiece, with iced metal synths and a glam David Bowie-esque vocal performance.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM
  • Artist(s):
  • PVT

Vanishing
Vanishing

Another gnarly project emerges from the fizzingly creative depths of Islington Mill in Manchester. Vanishing is Gareth Smith’s vehicle for delivering his powerful prose writing: he speaks over rich and shifting beds of semi-abstract sound. Members of LoneLady and Gnod made additional contributions, though this remains an extremely personal listen. On Tombed Visions.

Ludowic
Elka Village

The Dutch producer Ludowic’s analogue electronics collection has produced this set of dark and epic electro jams for the world to feast on. Elka Village also features Kevin Stunnenberg, Tom Broshuis and Wende on one track each, but mostly it’s the synths and drum machines doing all the business. Elka Village is out on Black Screen Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

Cotton Wolf
Life In Analogue

Cotton Wolf have seen a deluge of critical acclaim come their way following the release of previous EPs - Moxa, Cloud City and Catapelt. In a bid to consolidate such burgeoning potential, Life In Analogue has all the hallmarks of a terrific debut full length - exhilarating, meaningful and memorable.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM

El Niño & The Southern Oscillations
El Niño & The Southern Oscillations EP

El Niño & The Southern Oscillations, which sounds like a band but is actually Sam Posner, recorded this ‘meditation on the ocean’ next to the actual ocean, in a coastal cabin in Maine. Beautiful electronica is the name of the game. This eponymous 10” EP is released in a limited edition of 300 records, courtesy of Innovative Leisure.
  • Genre(s):
  • Electronic / Electro / IDM / EBM